Nivea express hydration primer

Afternoon beauties!

You may remember a while back I spoke about my challenge to find my perfect primer. 

I've tried tons over the past few months; mainly samples from counters in department stores as I didn't want to splash out tons and hate it! Still, after trying about 10 different brands (Benefit, Estee Lauder, Bodyshop,Clinique.. the list could go on and on!)  I started to think that my skin just wasn't liking extra stuff being wacked on it everyday. 

Last saturday afternoon I was watching some mind numbing tv and the Nivea advert popped up about the Express hydration primer, its sold as a primer that provides moisturising loveliness as well as priming your face for make-up. I was completely sucked in by the advert and the next day popped into town on the search for it. I tried Boots and Superdrug and both were selling it for £4.99. I'm a bit of a bargain hunter and thought I'd scout the cheaper shops to see if any deals were on and the first place I went into, Savers, had it for £2.99!  

I love the packaging of this product, its clean and sleek looking, it is in a glass tub and you do  have to just dip your fingers in, hygiene wise it probably isn't so great. I'd much prefer it in a tube.
The texture is amazing, its a gel cream formula and first thing in the morning when applying the primer its very cool feeling and wakes me up! Once applied it instantly sinks into your skin and I noticed the difference straight away, my skin felt smooth and my pores were noticeably reduced. 
With all of the other primers I've tried I noticed that my foundation was still patchy and dry around my problem areas, between my eyebrows and around my nose but the Nivea solves all these issues! 

I thoroughly enjoy using this primer and recommend it to all of you.. what's not to like... it works and its cheap! I'm no longer being sucked in by expensive primer products! Are there any you would recommend? Have you tried this product?

When I run out of this pot I'm going to give the dry/sensitive version a go... I may buy it before i head off to India actually. I'm going to be in air conditioned hotel rooms and offices for the majority of my trip... its going to play havoc with my skin!

Can you recommend any beauty essentials for warmer climates?



  1. I need to try this! I've been on the hunt for a primer that works! I've tried loads too and they just don't work!

    I'll defo give this ago! :)


  2. I've been wanting to try this for ages but I haven't seen it in any shops!

    I'm currently using the new Benefit primer and I'm not sure how I feel about it.

    Great post :)

    New Follower x

  3. So happy to stumble across a fellow northern blogger! You have a wonderfully beautiful blog, I'm now your newest follower via bloglovin'. :) x

  4. I have the dry skin version and I like it :) x

  5. Although this one didn't work for me personally, can I just say I'm so happy you've ended your primer hunt too! It took me agesssss to find the perfect one for my skin, and I know how frustrating it can be ;) Great post :) x

  6. Hi Holly

    I didn't realise how popular primers are until I started blogging!!

    What camera do you use to take photos for your blog?

    Fadeelah x

  7. This sounds great! I'm going to get this I think! :) xx


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