Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Crabtree & Evelyn Florentine Freesia Body Lotion and Moroccan Myrrh Cologne reviews

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Everyone! It's hot in the UK! Isn't that fantastic!? I really hope that you're all staying hydrated. Today's post though isn't going to be focusing on that though, but it will be focusing on keeping your skin hydrated. In addition, there was a wee holiday that happened over the weekend (Father's Day, I'm looking at you), and there is an item I was hoping to review for you in time for it. Alas, it didn't arrive on time, but I'm still going to be reviewing it for the men out there or for the men in your life anyway (if you fancy treating them)!

Crabtree & Evelyn Florentine Freesia Body Lotion
Crabtree & Evelyn Florentine Freesia Body Lotion

I recently reviewed the La Source collection by Crabtree & Evelyn that is perfect for summer, and today I bring you two more items that are also great for summer. The Florentine Freesia Body Lotion and the Moroccan Myrrh Cologne for men are two different but equally exciting items. I'll begin by explaining them briefly and then I'll jump into more depth afterwards. Info on where to purchase both items is at the end of the post.

The Florentine Freesia Body Lotion is a limited edition body lotion from the Heritage collection. The Heritage collection is based around three different flowers: Freesia, Violet and Jasmine. Each flower has a number of products that are scented with their corresponding flower. The Florentine Freesia items are scented with freesia, orange, pear and amber and come as the Body Lotion we're looking at today as well as the Bath and Shower Gel, Hand Therapy, Flower Water and Body Cream.

The Moroccan Myrrh Cologne is a fresh yet spicy composition for men that comes in a 100ml bottle size only. I can only describe it as being perfect for summer if you're the type of guy/your recipient is the type of guy who likes a bit of spice and zest.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Pixi Glow Tonic review

I've recently posted a couple of posts about helping to perfect your base (check out my posts about hair removal and clearing up shaving irritation and on the Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish). Think clearer skin, even skin tone, brighter, smoother skin, and so on. Whilst we had a couple of lipstick posts in between, today I'm back with what can only be described as a cult classic item to discuss with you all and I'm sure it needs no real introduction.

Pixi Glow Tonic
Pixi Glow Tonic

The Pixi Glow Tonic is an exfoliating toner that promises to remove dead skin cells, tone, brighten and firm the skin. It contains Glycolic Acid to exfoliate, Aloe Vera to soothe and ginseng to energise. It also contains Witch Hazel which is a great ingredient to help with blemishes too. It's suitable for all skin types, is alcohol free, not tested on animals and is hypoallergenic. 

A lot of folks have had great results with the Pixi Glow Tonic in regards to reducing the appearance of acne/blemish marks, evening out the skin tone, diminishing blackheads and creating a healthy glow. 

It comes bottled in a transparent orange bottle with both a green label and screw cap lid and the bottle holds either 100ml or 250ml of product. The toner itself is clear in colour, but if you've either seen or used this product in the past you may be aware that it used to be orange in colour. The Glow Tonic has gone through a minor re-formulation a couple of years back, and if you would like to know more about it I do recommend this fantastic post that goes into a lot of detail regarding the differences.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Avon mark. The Bold Lipstick swatches and review

As I promised in my last post (featuring the Avon True Colour Perfectly Matte Lipstick Blushed Shades and the new Supreme Nourishing Lipstick shades), I'm back again today with the second half of my Avon Lipstick swatch-a-thon! Today I'm bringing you the mark. The Bold Lipstick swatches, which if I am not mistaken is a rebrand of the old Ultra Colour Bold Lipsticks. Even still, I have the range here in swatch format to show you all of the shades.

Avon mark. The Bold Lipstick
Avon mark. The Bold Lipstick

The Avon mark. The Bold Lipsticks are marketed as being Avon's most pigmented lipstick ever. It comes in a range of 12 shades and each one is made up of a rich, moisturising formula and contain SPF15. They also promise vivid colour in just one application and that they will stay put for hours.

Each of them come packaged in the new Avon mark. style packaging, but the one that I received did come in the old Ultra Colour Bold packaging. This means that whilst the tube of the lipstick in the above photo looks different to the one in the book, the shades in the swatches are still the same.

Let's take a look!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Avon True Colour Perfectly Matte Lipstick Blushed Shades and new Supreme Nourishing Lipstick shade swatches

There's a lot going on over at Avon recently. You may have already seen my posts about their new mark. range and the new 3D Plumping Lipstick shades, but I have another bunch of goodies to show you today and in a follow up post. Whew!

Avon True Colour Supreme Nourishing Lipstick in Crimson Dream
Avon True Colour Supreme Nourishing Lipstick in Crimson Dream

Avon are currently releasing numerous new shades to prior collections as well as releasing new lines under their new mark. collection, so there really is a lot of activity going on over in the Avon camp right now for me to update you all on.

This post is going to be looking at the new Blushed Shades of the True Colour Perfectly Matte Lipstick and the new True Colour Supreme Nourishing Lipstick shades, but I do have another post incoming soon to show you swatches of the new mark. lipstick line too. 

If you are interested in the new 3D Plumping Lipstick shades, I have already swatched them and they can be found on the blog. Lots and lots of lipsticks; lipstick everywhere!

So without further ado, let's get into the new shades of the present collections.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish review

During the summer, there are certain things that you just don't want to do. Heavy makeup is one of those things. It's just too much, but sometimes some people may feel more insecure about the condition of their skin. Because of that, I'm going to focus some posts on my own personal beauty motto: perfect the base and the rest will follow. It also continues on with the same sort of theme of my last post about eradicating shaving rash and ingrown hairs to help reduce insecurity, but in this post we're going to be looking at the face and creating the bright, clear, fresh base to help you feel more comfortable and confident to strip back the makeup.

Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish
Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish

When it comes to facial exfoliators, there are two types: a scrub and a liquid, chemical exfoliator. The Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish is a gentle face scrub that is also a peel. It’s like the best of both worlds, but at the same time it is also the texture of a cream. It contains Hungarian Moor Mud from a thermal lake just outside Budapest which is rich in minerals, as well as lava stone to remove dead skin cells, but as it is so gentle it is suitable to use even on sensitive skin. It also contains Lactobionic Acid which acts like glycolic acid, minus the irritation, and Exotic Fruit acids to plump the skin for a more youthful appearance. 

If that wasn’t enough, it is also enriched with Hungarian Thermal Water,  Omorovicza’s patented Hydro Mineral Transference delivery system (which helps the thermal water to be absorbed into the skin to maximise its benefits), micro-algae for radiance and Cooper Gluconate as an astringent and to control sebum. So, a bit of a hard worker, then!?

The scrub itself is dark green in colour and it comes bottled in a white and transparent tube that holds 100ml of product (I have a smaller sized 30ml tube). It also has a nice, earthy type of smell to it.
 
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