Friday, 8 December 2017

AA Skincare Twilight Shampoo Bar review

Over the last few posts I've been discussing some winter essentials, and today I'll be focusing on fixing up the issues that winter can cause to your hair and scalp. Dry hair and a flaky scalp can be aggravated by the cold weather, so checking out products that can help to counter these problems are generally a good idea at this time of year.

AA Skincare Twilight Shampoo Bar
AA Skincare Twilight Shampoo Bar

AA Skincare is a brand I've reviewed on the blog before (see AA Skincare posts), but today I shall be discussing one of their many Shampoo Bars, the AA Skincare Twilight Shampoo Bar. The bar is designed to "soothe dry scalps and strengthen hair". Like all other AA Skincare products, it is natural and free from animal testing. It contains peppermint oil to soothe, nettle extract to strengthen and coconut oil to moisturise. In addition, it contains clove and cinnamon oils to promote healthy hair growth. They also add a lovely, warming, winter scent to the bar which just makes it even more perfect for this time of year.

The bar itself is bright pink in colour and round in shape and is designed to last far longer than a regular bottle of shampoo would last. The bar then comes packaged in a small, off white coloured box that is handy to keep hold of to transport it in if you plan on taking your bar away to places with you.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Weleda Skin Food review

Heeeey guys! Over the last couple of posts I've been focusing on winter essentials, and the product I'm looking at today is probably the one that best fits that theme for sure. What's the one thing that really drives everyone mad in winter? Dry, cracked skin. I was originally going to be posting about something else today, but last night I was talking to my boyfriend about how amazing this cream is and I realised that I hadn’t even reviewed it yet and I was so amazed because, like I just said, it fits the bill so perfectly. Today I'm rectifying that.

Weleda Skin Food
Weleda Skin Food

If you haven't heard of it, Weleda's Skin Food cream is a certified natural moisturiser that is designed to soothe and heal dry skin all over the body. Your face, elbows, hands, everywhere. It contains calendula, chamomile and viola tricolour extracts within a blend of beeswax and nourishing oils such as sweet almond and sunflower oils. On top of that, it also contains lanolin which is a wonder ingredient that I took a more in depth look at in the first winter essentials post by featuring the Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips.

It comes packaged in a green squeezy tube with a white screw cap lid and comes in two different sizes: 30ml and 75ml. The product itself is a thick, off white cream with a strong, herby shampoo type of smell to it.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Peachy Fox Dead Sea Mud Mask with Jojoba review

Winter can bring along a whole bunch of skincare annoyances with it, and if you’re one of those who end up suffering a great blend of everything from blemishes, dry patches, over oily patches, general fatigue, then the mask featured in todays post could be worth taking a look at.

Peachy Fox Dead Sea Mud Mask with Jojoba
Peachy Fox Dead Sea Mud Mask with Jojoba

The Peachy Fox Dead Sea Mud Mask with Jojoba is a natural and organic mask made in the UK. It contains a blend of nourishing and deep cleansing ingredients that help to prevent breakouts, diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to deeply moisturise and hydrate. 

It contains a range of beneficial essential oils that help with a whole bunch of different skin related issues. Lemon oil is great at brightening the skin and controlling excess oil, and it works great with the Vitamin E with helping to reduce blemish related redness or dryness as it’s also naturally exfoliating (just like in the Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid). In regards to blemishes though, the tea tree oil also helps to banish those alongside the lemon oil, and the peppermint oil also helps with oil control as well as refreshing the skin with a lovely cooling effect.

It comes packaged in a white screw cap jar. The mask itself is grey in colour and quite thick.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips review

If you follow me on Twitter (and if you don't, why not!?), you may have seen my tweet talking about how the next few posts will be taking a look at some winter essentials. So to start off, I'm going to discuss something that you may have heard of already: the Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips.

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips

If you've never heard of this product before then you may be wondering why on earth this product name contains the word nipple, but I'll explain. Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips was originally created for nursing mothers to use on cracked and dry nipples. However, it soon caught on as having plenty of other uses to help soothe sore and dry areas all over the body, including the lips. 

It contains one wonder ingredient: medical grade lanolin. Lanolin, which is like a wax that is secreted from wool-baring animals, is fantastic to use on dry skin. There are other uses for this product as well though, so that makes it a great multitasker. As well as on lips (or nipples), the Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips can be used on nails/dry cuticles, sunburn and sore patches on the body, or even in your makeup routine for glossy eyelids, as a highlighter or on the eyebrows. 

It comes packaged in a small, dark, shimmering grey tube that holds 15ml of product with a silver screw cap lid. This tube then comes packaged in a white, illustrated box.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara review

Whilst I absolutely love reviewing new products and getting the word out there for brands you may not yet have heard of, sometimes it is also great to take a look at a product that already has a great reputation to see if the hype is worth it. So today, I’m going to be discussing a product that already has a lot of praise and rave reviews as well as a loyal following: the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Better Than Sex is described as being a mascara that is so amazing, it is better than sex (and partners everywhere are probably giving it that "oh really?" type of face, just like my boyfriend did).  It has an hourglass shaped brush and a long-wearing, smudgeproof, collagen-fuelled formula that promises to provide thick, long, dramatic lashes.

It comes packaged in a metallic rose tube and holds 8ml of product.

This mascara is the number one selling prestige mascara in America and is so loved and raved about (just give it a quick Google to see), when I got one for myself it was part excitement and part nerves. Was it going to be as amazing as everyone says, or was I about to feel really let down? It's time to find out, though. So let’s try it out.
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