Monday 30 March 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara review

Benefit’s new Roller Lash mascara is an ink black, water-resistant, satin finish mascara that provides instant length and curl to even the shortest and straightest of lashes. 

Benefit Roller Lash mascara

It contains a Hook & Roll brush that is created to act like a hair roller for eyelashes. The bristles contain little hooks that are placed to grab at the lashes, separate and curl them as the formula sets the curve into place for up to 12 hours.

Benefit Roller Lash mascara

The Roller Lash formula also includes Serin and Pro Vitamin B5 to condition the lashes.

It comes packaged in a sleek, black tube with a baby pink, screw cap lid that is designed to look like a hair roller.

I currently have the sample that was included in my March Birchbox which looks slightly different to the full-size, but if you click here to go to the Benefit website, you can see the proper packaging. 

Thursday 26 March 2015

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Range

The Body Shop are soon to be introducing a new collection of products to their already vast selection: the Fuji Green Tea range.

It is inspired by the use of green tea in bathing to detoxify the skin, something that Japanese women have been doing for generations.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Range
"We all know that green tea has antioxidant qualities. With its detoxifying health benefits, green tea has been revered for over 400 years in social and cultural activities, including the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

But did you know that some Japanese women apply it to their skin and bathe in it? It’s a skincare secret that’s been part of beauty regimes for generations, believed to help retain moisture and tighten pores.

We’ve taken this knowledge a step further, creating Fuji Green Tea™ range, the first body range infused with real green tea leaves and their benefits. We’ve been picky though, quite literally. Our green tea comes from the heartland of Japan, the pristine Mount Fuji region. Here, our experts hand-pick the finest shoots to capture the potent antioxidant power. We infuse this in to our range to replenish and refresh with pure moisture for healthier-feeling skin." (Source - The Body Shop  Fuji Green Tea range press release)

Click read more to see the range!

Tuesday 17 March 2015

The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Spring 2015 review

The Discovery Club by The Fragrance Shop is a UK based beauty box that is usually made up of five-six perfume samples and one or two aftershave samples (this can vary from box to box).

Included within the box is also an information booklet that provides info on each of the fragrances and also contains money off vouchers for each of the perfumes included if you decide to purchase a full size bottle. You usually receive £5 off each fragrance but occasionally you receive a £10 off voucher!

The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Spring 2015

It is delivered each quarter and only costs £5 per box, £10 for a 2 box, 6 month subscription or £20 for the year.

The first box of 2015 is the Spring fragrance box and it comes along with a brand new box design. The box is longer and more streamlined than the older boxes and it comes with illustrations on it too. 

This Discovery Club box contains a collection of six new female fragrance releases and one mens. 

Here is what is included this quarter:

Friday 13 March 2015

Birchbox March 2015 with Habitat - Do Try This At Home review

Birchbox is a monthly beauty box that includes 5-6 deluxe samples of beauty and lifestyle products that are tailored to you.

You get to discover new products and test them out in the comfort of your own home with no pressure to buy the full product if you don’t like it! However, if you do enjoy it, you can purchase the full sizes from the Birchbox store with the most recent month’s brands being available with free delivery (min. £10 spend)!

The theme of the March Birchbox is 'Do Try This At Home,' and Birchbox have therefore collaborated with homeware store Habitat. The in-box tips are based upon spring-cleaning your every day and inside there is also a 20% off voucher for Habitat.

Here is what arrived in my box this month:

Thursday 12 March 2015

Easter 2015 at Lush

Holidays at Lush are always an exciting time. Quirky and clever products is what Lush do best, and when it comes to holidays we get treated to wide collections of themed products, too.

Easter 2015 at Lush

Easter is one of the most colourful holidays, and with a company like Lush that means lots of bright and fun beauty treats are coming our way!

This year Lush have re-released some of their popular Easter products and have added brand new items to the list also.

Click read more to see the whole Easter 2015 collection!

Wednesday 11 March 2015

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick in Poppy Bronze review

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Sticks are The Body Shop’s first chubby sticks that provide a natural flush of colour to the cheeks and the lips. The easy to use sticks provide a matte finish with a velvety texture. They come in a range of five shades.

Despite the matte finish, the Lip & Cheek Velvet Sticks each contain Community Fair Trade marula oil (the same type that is used in The Body Shop Beautifying Oils) that leave the lips and cheeks feeling soft and hydrated.

I picked myself up the shade Poppy Bronze (the other shades include Poppy Nude, Poppy Coral, Poppy Red and Poppy Pink) which is a natural-pink type of shade that contains a subtle golden sparkle.

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Nicole by O.P.I - Coca-Cola Collection

Nicole by O.P.I are soon to be releasing a second take on the original O.P.I Coca-Cola nail polish collection from Summer 2014.

The limited edition collection will feature six nail shades inspired by drinks from the Coca-Cola company, including the original Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta Orange, Fanta Grape, Sprite and Coke Zero.

The collection includes:

  • Always a Classic Coca-Cola: This classically gorgeous bright red is refreshingly stylish.
  • DC Lover: Scintillating silver with iconic-Coke red sparkle.
  • The Look is Orange: Put the squeeze on this bright and stylish orange!
  • In Grape Demand: People are lining up to get their hands on this yummy plum.
  • Seriously Citrus: No kidding...this clean, sparkling green with refreshing, cool white is gorgeous!
  • Zero is My Hero: Just in time, this darkly rich burgundy has come to my rescue!

Click read more for pictures and information on where to buy.

Monday 2 March 2015

Lush Bath Bombs - Secret Garden and Rose Queen reviews

Lush is a cosmetic company that provide an entire range of handmade products, from bar soaps to bath bombs, perfume to makeup, Lush’s collection is huge. If you haven’t already heard of them then I am admittedly incredibly surprised. 

One of the most exciting range of products available at Lush is their bath bombs. With quirky names and colours, every bath bomb is designed to fit a different need or purpose. Each one includes natural essential oils and some include little surprises such as flower petals or extra layers.

Today I have two of these bath bombs to discuss, demonstrate and review: Secret Garden from the Mother’s Day range and Rose Queen. They have a lot of similarities, both being floral-themed/scented bombs with extra surprises, so I felt that putting them in a post together made sense!

(In addition to this review, there will be future Lush bath bomb posts on the way also!)