Saturday, 14 July 2018

Misfit Cosmetics Wake Up Wipes and Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder reviews

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Hey guys! Today I’ve got a couple of very different types of products to share with you all from Misfit Cosmetics. The first being the Wake Up Wipes, a beauty product that are handy to take away for festivals or travel, or as a great refreshing beauty product for busy women on the go. The second is their Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder, designed to help to remove stubborn stains on teeth and to give you the feeling of an at home scale and polish.

Misfit Cosmetics Wake Up Wipes and Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder
Misfit Cosmetics Wake Up Wipes and Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder

Because the products are so different, I’ll split the post into two halves and go into more detail for each product in their own section. I'll start with the Wake Up Wipes and then we shall move on to the Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder.

Information on where to purchase the products is at the end of the post.

Friday, 6 July 2018

MONU Illuminating Primer review

Summer is here, and incase you haven’t heard, here in the UK at the moment we’re having a bit of a heatwave. It’s amazing, but in regards to makeup it can leave a few issues. A couple of those can be how can we stop makeup from melting off your face, or how to get a nice summer glow. Thankfully, the product I’m reviewing today is here to solve both of those problems.

MONU Illuminating Primer
MONU Illuminating Primer

The MONU Illuminating Primer promises to leave you with smooth, illuminated skin, minimised pores and blurred blemishes. It can be used alone or under makeup to extend the life of your makeup throughout the day. 

It contains Mica to create a natural looking glow, Blackcurrant Seed Oil which includes essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6 to maintain the the skin's barrier function and to regain moisture balance, Vitamin E to soothe and to fight free radicals, Zinc Oxide for sun protection (which is SPF15), Hyaluronic Acid for moisture, Cassia Alata Leaf extract for anti-ageing and on the flip side, it is free of parabens.

It comes in a white and grey pump lid bottle that holds 50ml of product, and also a travel size squeeze tube that holds 30ml (which I picked in a previous Latest in Beauty box). The product itself is a thick, almost mousse-like white cream.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Best Beauty Boxes UK

Beauty boxes. What’s not to love?! You get to try new and amazing beauty products tailored to you from the comfort of your own home, and sometimes you get full-size products as well, saving you tons of money.

Beauty box goodies (psst... if you'd like to see more pictures like this, be sure to follow my Instagram)

The issue nowadays though is that there are so many around, and that can make it difficult to choose the perfect one for you. Some people want to choose just one box, some don’t mind subscribing to a bunch. All of us though want to get the most for our money. Today I wanted to help those of you who are on the hunt for your new favourite beauty box by talking about a few of my personal favourites. 

I’ve decided to compile a list of the beauty boxes that I am currently subscribed to, enjoy and therefore recommend to others. There are still beauty boxes out there that I am yet to try and there are new ones appearing all the time, so if you know of one that I’ve not mentioned that you think are worth a recommendation too, please do leave a comment at the end and let everyone know!

For each box, I’ve written the pros and cons so that you can use that to work out which would be the best box for you, and I’ll be showing examples of what products I’ve received from each as well.

All photos featured in this post are from my Instagram feed, so if you like what you see, please do come over and give me a follow for more!

Friday, 15 June 2018

PitRok Crystal Original Natural Deodorant Stick review

Who is loving the beautiful weather? Who isn’t loving the smell of body odour that comes with sweating in the hot weather? Well, if you are one of those who hate body odour but prefer using natural products, then this post is for you.

PitRok Crystal Original Natural Deodorant Stick
PitRok Crystal Original Natural Deodorant Stick

The PitRok Crystal Original Natural Deodorant Stick is a natural, crystal deodorant that is fragrance free and suitable for sensitive skin.  It works by applying a thin layer of mineral salt which is a bacteriostatic agent that prevents odour causing bacteria from growing, and it does not block pores. It is suitable for sensitive skin, is free of Aluminium Zirconium and Aluminium Chlorohydrate, propylene glycol, SLS/SLES, parabens, fragrance and silicones.

When a product has as many 5-star reviews as this one does, it’s worth paying attention to it and checking it out. It definitely captured my attention and I wanted to share my thoughts on it with all of your beautiful faces!

It comes packaged in a shiny, black plastic tube with the PitRok logo in white and gold in the front. It has a screw cap lid and the product itself is a hard, translucent crystal that can be pushed up from the bottom. It hold 100g of product. 

Friday, 1 June 2018

E45 Daily Lotion Spray review

Hey guys! Do you ever get dry, itchy skin? Flaky skin? Eczema prone? Looking for a product to get rid of your eczema or dry areas but prefer to put minimal effort into your skincare routine? No fear! This post is for you.

E45 Daily Lotion Spray
E45 Daily Lotion Spray

Of course, it’s not just for those with drier skin. Even if you just want a low maintenance body care product to incorporate into your routine, this post is also for you.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the brand E45, especially if you do have dry skin. They’re a great brand for eczema sufferers, and recently they released a new body moisturiser in the form of a spray: the E45 Daily Lotion Spray. This product also comes in an intensive version, but today I shall just be reviewing the Daily Lotion Spray.

E45 explain that this is their trusted formula, but in a fast-absorbing spray for quick application. It contains no added colours or fragrances, is suitable for dry and sensitive skin and is dermatologically tested. It promises 24 hour moisture with a non-greasy formula.

So what’s the difference? What is it for? Well, instead of having to either pump or squeeze lotion from a bottle, with this you simply get to spray it onto the skin, massage in and go. It’s so minimum fuss and effort and really helps to attract those who just either don’t have time or don’t have the effort to give their body care routine any thought. 

Of course that’s not the only reason you may want to try a spray version. I bought this for my daughter to try as well as myself as my little girl gets terrible eczema that really flares up in the warmer weather. Sometimes she doesn’t like having a regular cream applied either, and she will pull her legs away or run away and so on, so something a bit different to get her to cooperate is sometimes a plus.

It comes packaged in a white spray can in the same style and design as other E45 products, except it looks more like a deodorant than a moisturiser, so make sure that you remember which is which!

Friday, 18 May 2018

Avon True Colour Delicate Matte Lipstick reviews and swatches

Hey guys! I’ve got a treat for fans of the Avon True Colour Matte Lipstick and matte lipstick fans in general today! Avon are about to drop their new True Colour Delicate Matte shades.

Avon True Colour Delicate Matte Lipstick in Bitten Apple
Avon True Colour Delicate Matte Lipstick in Bitten Apple

So what’s the difference between these and their regular True Colour Matte Lipsticks collection? Well, these shades are stepping away from one of the major points that they drove home with the original release about being "more matte than MAC" and instead are giving us some slightly less matte, soft and sometimes sheer vibes - hence the name "delicate".

It comes in a range of 8 shades which only include one shade that could be classified as dark on a shade scale, so there is a lot of focus on the soft/nude type of colours here and less of the bright and colourful (such as the recent Avon mark. Epic Lipstick range).

They promise a comfortable, glide-on formula, to be long-wearing, and that it will not cake up on or dry out the lips.

Each of the shades are packaged in a traditional style of Avon lipstick packaging. It’s a black, matte, rectangular tube with Avon written on a silver strip around the lid. There is no transparent window at the top with this style though, and the inner tube is silver. 

Friday, 11 May 2018

ESQIDO Mink False Eyelashes in Radiance and Lash Glue reviews

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Hey guys! A little while back I wrote about some beautiful false eyelashes, and the great news is that today I have some more to show you and review for you!

ESQIDO False Mink Eyelashes in Radiance and ESQIDO Eyelash Glue
ESQIDO False Mink Eyelashes in Radiance and ESQIDO Eyelash Glue

ESQIDO is a brand that have a collection of celebrity fans from Rihanna to Gigi Hadid and they provide a wide range of mink false lashes and synthetic lashes for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking for everyday lashes, lashes for a night out or lashes for a wedding, ESQIDO have got you covered. From super natural looking eyelashes, medium volume and full volume. They are advertised as being easy to apply, comfortable and the most natural looking false eyelashes.

If you struggle with trying to choose though, the ESQIDO website also has a handy quiz that helps you to select your perfect pair. You need to go through a few questions about your eye shape, style, what occasion you’d like to wear them for and so on, and the results include a few different pairs to consider. Of course once you have chosen your lashes, you’re gonna need something to apply them with. Today I also have the ESQIDO Eyelash Glue to review alongside the pair that I chose; the ESQIDO Mink Eyelashes in Radiance.

The lashes themselves come packaged in a beautiful white box with rose gold on the inside, and the glue comes in a matching style in a sleek white, plastic tube with rose gold handle. It has a brush applicator inside.

So let’s check them out!

Friday, 4 May 2018

Niikam Pure Clay Mask review (& discount code!)

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As spring finally arrives, it’s that time of year where we just don’t want to wear as much makeup, so we make sure that our winter skin is well and truly behind us and prep to achieve a beautiful glowing complexion that is bright and ready to face the sun. The product that I will be reviewing today is a face mask that will help on the first step of that mission.

Niikam Pure Clay Mask
Niikam Pure Clay Mask

The Niikam Pure Clay Mask is a healing, detoxifying face mask/exfoliant that is designed to help with removing blackheads, tightening pores, smoothing and evening out skin tone. It can be used as a face or body mask or in bathwater. 

Niikam is a new brand that has just launched recently and their business ethos is that the "products [they] produce and deliver will inspire a lasting change to [their] customers physical and mental well-being". 

The Pure Clay Mask is 100% natural, and this particular one who is made up of just one ingredient: bentonite clay. It is also organic and is cruelty free. 

Bentonite clay is a powerful healing clay that is used in many commercial face masks, so if you are a clay mask fan then the chances are that you have used this on your skin before. This product though simply allows the power of this clay to shine on its own.

It is particularly great at helping to heal blemishes, remove blackheads, unclog pores, soothe eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, reduce inflammation, help to heal the skin after sun exposure and also to detoxify. You can see why it's used in so many clay masks, I'm sure. 

It comes packaged in a white foil, re-sealable packet with the product info on the front and the back in black, so it’s a very sleek monochrome package and it looks very nice. Once you tear it open though, the mask itself is a fine, light brown clay powder that comes in a transparent plastic pack that will need to be cut open with scissors. I warn you to be careful with that though as the clay is so fine and it can be easy to lose excess mask in a cloud as you open it.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Oralgen NuPearl 32x Advanced Teeth Whitening Kit review

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Hey guys! I’m here with something a little different today, but still relevant. I’m sure that we’ve all had those moments where we put on some red lippie and then look into the mirror and think damn, why do my teeth look so yellow?! Well, thankfully, there are plenty of teeth whitening kits out there to help you whiten your teeth at home in a snap, and today I’m going to be reviewing a kit that I had sent to me recently and have been using to whiten my teeth at home over the last couple of weeks. 

Oralgen NuPearl 32x Advanced Teeth Whitening Kit
Oralgen NuPearl 32x Advanced Teeth Whitening Kit

The Oralgen NuPearl 32x Advanced Teeth Whitening Kit is a peroxide free teeth whitening kit that is designed to remove even the toughest of stains. It comes with 10 days worth of professional strength whitening treatment, a mouth guard with a NuBright LED light (and a case to store it in), an on the go whitening pen and a shade chart. 

Over the last two weeks I’ve been using both the main whitening kit and the on the go whitening pen and I’ve taken some before and after photos of my teeth. In this review you’re going to find my thoughts, how it was to use, how it was going over the fortnight and the results at the end. So let’s get started!

Friday, 13 April 2018

Wonderland Makeup Studio Finish Primer review

Hey guys! Today I’m going to be writing about a product that I’ve been wanting to review for months now, but just haven’t been able to schedule it in. Now, I have managed to, and I can finally post about it. Hurrah!

Wonderland Makeup Studio Finish Primer
Wonderland Makeup Studio Finish Primer

Wonderland Makeup is a brand that produces high quality, cruelty free products that don't cost the earth and the Wonderland Makeup Studio Finish Primer is perhaps one of their most popular products. It is a silicone based, silky smooth, oil-free primer that claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and to hold makeup in place on the face for a flawless finish that lasts all day.

Primer may be something that some decide to skip over when applying their makeup and this may be due to a few reasons. Maybe your skin is very dry, or very oily, blemish-prone or sensitive. This primer is one for all, and should deliver the perfect finish regardless of your skin type.

It comes in a transparent tube that holds 30ml of product, and the product itself is also clear in colour but feels and looks a bit like a gel when you squeeze it out of the tube. The primer then comes packaged in a sleek, black and white box. 

Friday, 6 April 2018

Cool Facts about Cosmetics - Infographic Guest Post

Hi guys! An interesting email appeared in my inbox this week that included something really fascinating that I wanted to share with you all. If you think that you know all there is to know about cosmetics and beauty, you may still be surprised by a fact or two from todays post.

The following infographic was created by Debi Falconer from FragrancesCosmeticsPerfumes.com and it contains a list of tidbits of information about cosmetics and beauty.

Click to full-size it so that it is not difficult to read. I had to split it into two because blogger doesn't seem to like large photo sizes! If you enjoy what you read, go and give FragrancesCosmeticsPerfumes.com a visit too!

If you enjoy posts like this and learning new things, you may also enjoy my post about how Grasse became the "capital" of perfume. Read it here - Leather and Stench: The Grasse Roots of French Perfume.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder review

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Hey guys! Today I’m going to be discussing a product that I’m sure you have all heard of as it’s a bit well known (with good reason). 

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder

The Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder is the reformulated follow up from the classic HD Powder, making this the 4k-ready powder upgrade from the predecessor. It promises to create a soft mattifying effect on the skin but with a luminous finish, whilst at the same time blurring pores, fine lines and minor imperfections and giving your face a flawless finish (but of course you are all flawless already, remember that). It contains silicone powders, silica, synthetic mica and also hyaluronic acid to smooth the complexion but also prevent it from drying. 

It comes in 3 different shades for different skin tones. Translucent, the shade I have here today, is a white powder that is actually translucent on the skin which is best suited to the paler side of the skin tone range. In the middle there is Banana, best for those with medium skin tones. And last but certainly not least, there is Peach for medium to darker skin tones.

It comes packaged in a sleek, metal, rounded-corner square tin that has a little button to open the lid. There is a mirror inside but no applicator, so you will need something to apply it with. The powder itself is very fine and silky.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time Soothing Mask review

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Hey guys! We’ve had some terrible weather here in the UK lately, and even though I’ve heard rumours about more bad weather on the way, right now the sun is out (albeit still cold out) and we can attempt to enjoy what is supposed to be spring. It’s time to heal up winter damaged skin and step out with a spring-ready glow. I selected to review today’s product as a first step to doing just that! Plus, it's from a Korean brand, and we all know how good Korean beauty products are, amirite?

Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time Soothing Mask
Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time Soothing Mask

The Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time Soothing Mask is a tencel sheet mask that contains lavender extract to soothe and heal the skin, as well as working to relieve issues caused by sensitive skin. In addition to lavender, it contains the Mizon "vital essence", a blend that includes Trehalose and Hyaluronic Acid to moisturise, Allantoin to help aid the recovery of any skin issues and Sc-glucan to soothe and revitalise. 

It comes packaged in this funky, bright green, geometric-patterned foil sachet with the sheet mask folded up inside. 

Mizon is a brand that I have tried before and the product that I used was incredible. Therefore, trying out something else by the brand was a must. Seeing as the bad weather wreaks havoc with the skin for a lot of people, myself included, I figured that this would be a great product to start with. In addition to the bad weather causing dry and sensitive skin issues, it's also been a prime time for nasty viruses going around that also cause their own issues. Let's check it out.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Davines Naturaltech Detoxifying Scrub Shampoo review

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We focus so much on taking care of our skin and we do a whole range of practices using different products, and an example of one technique is exfoliation. Chances are that you already exfoliate your skin, own facial exfoliators, body exfoliators and so on. One of the less common products you hear about though is a hair and scalp exfoliator. Well, they do exist (and in fact, I've already reviewed an exfoliating shampoo before), and today I shall be sharing all you need to know about one that I've been trying out recently. 

Davines Naturaltech Detoxifying Scrub Shampoo
Davines Naturaltech Detoxifying Scrub Shampoo

The Davines Naturaltech Detoxifying Scrub Shampoo is a lightly exfoliating, balancing shampoo that contains a hefty dose of antioxidants from the addition of artichoke phytoceuticals, and jojoba oil for shine and moisture. It promises to clarify and remove any product build up from the hair and scalp, thoroughly clean and stimulate the scalp and also rejuvenate, refresh, enhance shine, moisturise, protect from free-radicals and of course, detox the hair and scalp. 

It is free from sulfates, and Davines say that the "Naturaltech [range] is a complete program of innovative solutions that target hair and scalp problems while bridging sustainable beauty practices with cutting edge technology."

It comes bottled in a plastic, dark orange/brown bottle with a flip cap lid and it is available in two sizes: 250ml and 1000ml. The shampoo itself is light green in colour with scrubbing beads inside. You could almost mistake it for an exfoliating face wash by sight.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Avon mark. Epic Lipstick Summer Shades and Epic Transformers Lipstick reviews and swatches

Hey guys! If you remember right back at the very end of 2017, I reviewed and swatched all of the new Avon mark. Epic Lipstick shades. Well, if you enjoyed those then you are in for a treat today as not only do I have three new summer shades to share with you all, but I have some exciting transforming shades for you too! "Transforming what?", you may ask. Allow me to explain.

Avon mark. Epic Transformers Lipsticks in Guilty Pleasure and HolograFX and Epic Lipstick in Mermaid Tale
Avon mark. Epic Transformers Lipsticks in Guilty Pleasure and HolograFX and Epic Lipstick in Mermaid Tale

Along with the release of the three new summer shades of the Avon mark. Epic Lipstick, which is a creamy lipstick with a built-in primer, Avon are releasing six new mark. Epic Transformer Lipstick shades which are designed to be either worn alone, or over the top of your favourite shades to create new ones.

Each shade is a sheer, metallic and/or shimmer shade and comes in hues such as gold, silver, metallic pinks and even a holographic shade packed with iridescent glitter. They are perfect for those who love to mix up their look, or for those looking to inject some excitement back into shades that have been over worn.

Out of the six shades, I have two to show you all today. I have Guilty Pleasure, a gold transformer shade, and HolograFX, which as you can probably guess is the holographic shade that I mentioned above. In addition, I have swatches of the three new Epic Lipstick summer shades in Mermaid Tale, Sweet Taffy and Fearless Fuchsia to share with you all.

If you missed my previous post featuring all of the shades of the mark. Epic Lipsticks, make sure that you check it out for all the info you may need regarding the range! Whilst you are here though, I shall give you a quick overview of what they're about.

The Epic Lipsticks are designed with a built-in primer and are super creamy for a velvet smooth application and finish. Each shade is promised to be packed with pigment and lips look airbrushed when worn.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Luvenesco Hydrating Cream review

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Hey guys! I've spoken a few times about my love of retinol products. They're so good at healing breakouts, evening out the skin and of course, reducing the signs of ageing. Well, today I have another one to share with you all!

Luvenesco Hydrating Cream
Luvenesco Hydrating Cream

The Luvenesco Hydrating Cream is a moisturiser that is designed to not only hydrate, as the name states, but it also helps to reduce the signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, as well as uneven skin tone and spots. It contains Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Vitamin A (retinol), Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter and Orange Essential Oil, but it is free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petrochemicals, gluten, lactin and GMO ingredients.

All Luvenesco products are cruelty free and made in the UK.

It comes packaged in a black, screw cap pot that holds 50ml of product. The product itself is quite light in consistency and is bright white in colour.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Crabtree & Evelyn Goatmilk & Oat Bath Milk, Citron & Coriander Body Wash and Evelyn Rose Hand Therapy reviews

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Hey guys! Just before the new year I wrote a post featuring Top Beauty Tips for 2018, and one of those tips was contributed by Jamie Rockers from Crabtree & Evelyn. So, when Crabtree & Evelyn recently sent out a press release discussing the New Year of You, it was naturally a great follow on from that post to feature a couple of the products that they had to showcase to help introduce you to some new, rejuvenating skincare products in 2018. Additionally, as we have just had Valentines Day, I also have a product to show you that is based on the world's most romantic flower, the rose.

Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Hand Therapy, Citron & Coriander Body Wash and Goatsmilk & Oat Bath Milk
Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Hand Therapy, Citron & Coriander Body Wash and Goatsmilk & Oat Bath Milk

The three products that I have to discuss with you all are the Goatmilk & Oat Bath Milk and Citron & Coriander Body Wash that were featured in the New Year New You statement and the Evelyn Rose Hand Therapy cream for Valentines Day.

As I did with my previous post featuring the PrimaLash lashes, I shall discuss each product in more detail in their own sections to avoid confusion.

Friday, 9 February 2018

PrimaLash Velvet, Express and Professional lash reviews

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Hi guys! We all love to have beautiful lashes, and even though there are tons of great mascaras out there (this is my current top mascara), sometimes they just don't cut it. That's where false lashes come in, and recently I was sent three pairs of beautiful lashes to share with all of you. Hurrah!

PrimaLash false lashes in Professional #DH, Express Mink in #Sweet and Velvet in #Lemon Drop
PrimaLash false lashes in Professional #DH, Express Mink in #Sweet and Velvet in #Lemon Drop

If you're following me on Instagram, you may have already seen a sneaky peak at the three pairs of PrimaLash false lashes that I have been sent to review, one from the Professional range, one from the Express range and one from the Velvet range.  From the Professional range I have the style #DH, Express I have #Sweet and Velvet I have #Lemon Drop.

To avoid confusion, I will split the post into three sections and go into more details for each set.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Hot Pink review

Hey guys! Have you ever put a product on your “to try” list and then just never get around to buying it or trying it out? Me too. Today’s post is going to be featuring a product that I’ve been desperate to try for so long but just never got around to doing so. Not anymore, though!

Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Hot Pink
Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Hot Pink

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure that you’ve heard that Korean beauty products are pretty darn good. In fact, the whole idea of a BB Cream or CC Cream is Korean and it was adapted into the Western world. Therefore, trying a Korean BB Cream has to happen. Skin79 is a brand that I have actually tried products from before, but one of their BB Creams in particular has been drawing my attention for years: the Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm in Hot Pink

Having oily skin that is prone to break outs and also being a mum who is on the go from the second she wakes up to the second she gets to finally fall asleep every day, finding the time to do a full face that covers what I need it to cover and also stay put can be a challenge. A BB Cream adds a whole new layer of flexibility and time saving to any routine, boasting skincare and makeup benefits into one product. This particular product has a triple-function formula that promises to protect, smooth and brighten the skin. It absorbs excess oil, corrects uneven skintone, fights dullness and also contains UV protection SPF30 PA++.  On top of that, it boasts high coverage to leave the skin looking flawless. That’s a fair amount! I’m also pretty sure that you can see why I was so eager to try it out, too.

So when I was running low on foundation and started browsing around to decide which to try next, I remembered this and thought aha, now is finally the time to try this one out.

It comes packaged in a bright, shiny pink, opaque bottle with a pump lid. It has some pretty holographic elements on the logo too, and it holds 40ml of product. The cream itself is pretty thick, beige and it smells a lot like sunscreen.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Louise Galvin Sacred Locks Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair reviews

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Hi guys! If you are a regular reader of the blog then you may be aware that when it comes to haircare, there are certain ingredients that I avoid. Things like silicones and SLS can build up or be harsh on the hair, and even though some may be fine with them, others prefer to avoid them for better hair health. For those who prefer to avoid, there are thankfully products that are available that avoid all of the nasties, and today I will be looking at a couple.

Louise Galvin Sacred Locks Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair
Louise Galvin Sacred Locks Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair

Louise Galvin, British "haircare Queen", is passionate about creating carbon neutral beauty products that are great for your hair as well as the environment. She has released two different hair ranges, the more affordable Natural Locks range and the Sacred Locks range that includes shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. I was recently sent a couple of products from the Sacred Locks range as a gift from Louise Galvin, so I have decided to review them for you all today.

The products that I have to show you are the Sacred Locks Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair. The shampoo is described as a clarifying shampoo that contains mild cleansing agents and citrus oils that keep the hair clean without any silicone build-up or greasiness. The conditioner is described as intensive but light on the hair, leaving it shiny, smooth, with added volume and with no fly-aways.

Both products come packaged in the typical white rectangular bottle as the rest of the Louise Galvin products do (but the Natural Locks range comes in black) with pumps at the top to dispense the product. Each bottle holds 300ml of product.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Hey Good Lookin Vanilla Body Scrub review

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Hey all! I don't know about you guys, but I can't really function in the mornings without caffeine. I can't function during the day generally without multiple cups of tea. Did you know though that caffeine can really help the skin, too?

Hey Good Lookin Vanilla Body Scrub
Hey Good Lookin Vanilla Body Scrub

You may have heard of coffee scrubs before, but if not, then I'll explain the benefits as we discuss the product that I have to show you all today, the Hey Good Lookin Vanilla Body Scrub. The Vanilla Body Scrub is a coffee scrub that is made up of 100% Organic Robusta Coffee, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Vanilla Oil, Almond Oil, Himalayan Pink Blush Salt and Babassu Oil. It is suitable for use on both the body and the face.

We will kick start though with the obvious question; why coffee? Well, the main reason is the caffeine content. When applied to the skin, caffeine is a rich source of antioxidants. It can help to reduce the appearance of both stretch marks and cellulite, it can help to reduce dark circles around the eyes as well as reduce puffiness and it can help to fight fine lines and wrinkles and other signs of premature ageing. In addition to the caffeine, coffee, when mixed with a blend of other skin benefitting ingredients, can help to exfoliate the skin, leaving it soft and nourished.

Hey Good Lookin not only blend their coffee with a range of amazing ingredients that benefit the skin, but they also use Robusta Coffee which is double the caffeine strength of Arabica coffee. It is also 100% organic, meaning that there are no harsh chemicals used in their production and you get nothing but the good stuff for your skin.

Talking of the good stuff for your skin, just read some of the benefits of the ingredients in this scrub:

Shea Butter includes Vitamins A and F, working to help with skin conditions such as eczema, blemishes, dermatitis and wrinkles as well as protecting and rejuvenating dry, chapped skin respectively. Himalayan Pink Blush Salt helps to detoxify, soften and balance, making it great for oilier, blemish prone skin. Vitamin E, which is a skin hero that helps to reduce dark spots, fight the signs of ageing, cleanse and leave the skin looking radiant. Babassu Oil helps to fight acne, lock in moisture and heal damaged skin. Jojoba helps to protect skin and fight against breakouts as well as moisturise and regenerate the skin. Vanilla Extract Oil helps to fight the signs of ageing and protect from environmental skin damage. Sweet Almond Oil also helps to cleanse and is another source of Vitamin A.

It is just full of goodness.

All of this goodness is packaged in a white, re-sealable, recyclable pouch.

So let's see how well it works.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Ellis Faas Concealer review

Hi all! If you follow me on Instagram then you may be aware that I recently went away to the Netherlands. Because of that, I thought now was probably the best time to review a product from a Dutch brand that was created by a world-class makeup artist, Ellis Faas. 

Ellis Faas Concealer
Ellis Faas Concealer

The Ellis Faas Concealer is a twist bottom, brush applicator, high-coverage liquid concealer pen. It promises a flawless finish, and additionally the Ellis Faas Concealer also includes a blend of Vitamins C & E, Rice Wax and Karite Oil to hydrate and nourish the skin whilst also protecting against free radical damage. It also helps to regenerate the skin and banish the signs of ageing. 

Ellis Faas only creates cruelty-free products that are “only tested on supermodels”, and they are PETA verified. 

It comes in a range of 8 shades ranging from porcelain to dark. The packaging is really sleek and looks almost bullet-like. It’s one of those products that look genuinely great sitting in your collection. It also fits in the Ellis Faas Holder which is designed to keep your Ellis Faas products nice and organised.