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Anatomicals - Hottie Tottie is Never Spotty #review

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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Anatomicals - Hottie Tottie is Never Spotty #review

This is possibly going to go down in the blog's history as the post which takes me furthest away from my comfort zone. I am not keen on having anyone see my make-up free face.  Yes, I am very uncomfortable in that way:  I don't even pop downstairs to pick up the post or cross the street to the grocer without a full face of make-up.

And yet, since I decided to write this review on Anatomicals' Hottie Tottie is Never Spotty kit, I feel I would not be honest if I didn't show you what my face looks like sans maquillage.

First things first:  I very recently found out that Anatomicals set up shop in Malta through a fellow blogger's post (sorry, your name escapes me but if you're reading, please give me a shout!). I was quite happy to read about this since I had been eyeing their products online for a while. Truth be told, I never really considered buying anything even though the product names always tempted me. When I browsed the Maltese website, I decided to give the products a go - the individual items' prices would not break the bank and the other bloggers' review said that the items she bought were delivered within 24 hours. So at about 11:00pm that night, I made up a bagful of items for about €25.00.  Apart from the Hottie Tottie is Never Spotty kit (bought €17.99, now €16.99), I bought myself the Aloe Aloe Aloe so that's what's going on here (€4.50), an aloe vera based lip balm which doubles up as a hand cream and farewell the scarlet pimplehell (€1.99), which is a deep cleansing mud mask.  I have yet to try the latter, but I can vouch for the lip balm / hand cream as being the best thing I've ever bought, saving me much chapped skin especially when abroad!

Back to the subject of this post.

I've been using the Hottie Tottie is Never Spotty kit for about two weeks now and I can pretty much say that I have been very pleasantly surprised by the effects it has had on my skin.  Having a very oily complexion, replete with open pores and blemish scars, I tend to be rather sceptical of most products since they never seem to work, or not work as efficiently or effectively as I would wish them to.  While these products have not yet minimised my open pores situation - that would probably need much harsher treatment - they have certainly helped even out the appearance of my skin in general.


Used together, the face wash, daily scrub, and the shine-free moisturiser leave the skin feeling clean and fresh.  Their consistency is rather thick but doesn't leave any residue and glides pleasantly on the skin. The scrub itself is delicate yet strong, making you feel that it is working but not stripping off your face!



While I am still having the occasional break-out, courtesy of much stress at work and in my life in general, knowing that I have a product which will very quickly make the blemish a thing of the past is keeping me away from that horrible habit of zit-popping.  Finally, after so many years of ill-treating my face!

Overall, I believe that this is the best value for money kit I have ever bought for my skin, which just goes to show that you don't have to break the bank to have good skin!  I'm still far from being confident appearing in public with my face completely au naturel but having a good base means that I can start applying less make-up, saving me much precious time especially in the morning.

I urge you to check out Anatomicals Malta on their website here and Facebook page here.  The service was impeccable with my items being delivered by 06:00pm the day following the purchase, and I even got a complementary gift for the purchase! Just how good is that?! What are you waiting for?!

N.B. all opinions expressed in this review are my genuine thoughts and have not been motivated by sponsors, affiliations or payment of any kind.

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