I discovered a tiny spider in the lid of my Christmas stilton jar last year, which- practically forgotten about- resulted in a John Lewis voucher as a token of their apology finding its way through my letterbox a few days ago, albeit much to my surprise and absolute delight. (I may have run downstairs, letter in hand, shouting out to my Mum that THE BEST THING EVER HAD JUST HAPPENED. Yes, ever the drama queen.) Cheers Waitrose! Although I really shouldn’t tell everyone, or they’ll all want a spider in their cheese.
Anyway, I’d been craving a good eye cream for a while (the dark circles and bags have been screaming out for my attention for far too long), and so after my friend Hannah McMartin recently reviewed Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment over on her blog, I simply couldn’t resist trying it out for myself. John lewis voucher? You came at the right time my friend.
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (best ingredient ever), is a thick, light green cream which comes in a small pot (14ml to be precise). At first I thought that the amount I had paid didn’t really justify the size, but upon application, I realised you definitely don’t need much at all. Plus, it claims not to be tested on animals, which I hope is the case- the internet seems to be divided on this- as I really want to make a conscious effort to try and buy cruelty-free products from now on.
The cream glides on nicely and feels oh-so-soothing, and because it is so thick, it stays in place so you don’t have to worry about it running into your eyes and stinging them like crazy. (I somehow seem to get moisturiser in my eyes more often than not.)
I wasn’t expecting to miraculously wake up with a new pair of eyes, but what I did wake up to, was soft, slightly brighter, less puffy, tired looking eyes. Puffy eye-lids never bodes well when applying your morning coat of mascara, and weirdly enough my mascara now seems to go on a little better since using the cream. I do however, still have fairly dark circles under my eyes, but like I said, I wasn’t expecting miracles or a month’s worth of sleep to be injected overnight.
I’d love to hear what you guys think if you’ve tried it!