Sunday 25 November 2018

47 Skin Silver Chitosan Regenerating Serum review

Hey guys! It's cold again, so I know that we're all on the hunt for something that is going to protect our skin from environmental damage, keep it looking youthful, hydrated and luminous as well as fighting any pesky scarring or acne. Also, if you’re a regular reader of the blog then I’m sure that you’re aware of how much I love to feature newer or lesser known brands, and I absolutely love the story behind the brand featured into today’s post.

47 Skin Silver Chitosan Regenerating Serum
47 Skin Silver Chitosan Regenerating Serum

47 Skin was only founded in 2017 thanks to an accidental scientific breakthrough. That’s right, an accident. A British scientist - who was actually working on water purification experiments - tried mixing an atom of silver with chitosan, a type of sugar that is derived from shellfish and used in medicine. This created a new formula that boasts antibacterial and protective qualities. It went on to be tested for use in skincare and it was found to be beneficial for helping acne, boosting skin regeneration properties, reducing the signs of ageing and reducing inflammation.

47 Skin was then born to get this new, revolutionary formula out to consumers. They currently sell 4 products that all include the patented formula, and today I shall be featuring one of them: the 47 Skin Silver Chitosan Regenerative Serum.

The Silver Chitosan Regenerative Serum is designed to create a protective barrier on the skin, help skin damaged by UV or environmental factors to heal, soften the appearance of scars and to regenerate surface skin cells.

It comes packaged in an orange-brown bottle that holds 30ml of product with a pump lid and a sticker on the front with product information. The product itself is white and watery in consistency. The bottle then comes packaged in a sleek, white box. The overall look of the product is minimalist yet classy.

If you’d like to learn a bit more about the science behind this patented formula, you can check it out on the 47 Skin website.

Monday 12 November 2018

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick review

Hi guys! I know I write a lot about lipsticks, but I also know that you guys love reading about them as much as I love writing about them. Therefore, I’m here today with another lipstick post for your reading pleasure!

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Dedicated
theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Dedicated

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick has a pretty self-explanatory name. It is a matte-finish, long-wearing lipstick comes in a range of 18 shades and promises to stay true without being clingy. 

The shades range from nude shades to deep purples. There is quite a mix of vivid and muted shades, but no bolder shades such as blues or greens can be found here. I’ve got the shade Dedicated which is a dark, pink-purple berry shade.

Each lipstick comes packaged in a transparent, plastic tube with the typical retro style branding of theBalm on the outside. Thanks to the transparency, you can easily see the shade of the formula inside as well as how much is left. They have a silver screw cap lid with a fluffy wand applicator inside. 

Friday 2 November 2018

IVYBEARS Hair Vitamins review

Hi guys! Are you struggling with dull, lifeless hair? Hair loss? After the success of my post featuring the Pink Cloud 3-in-1 Collagen Beauty Drink, I knew that I really wanted to discuss more beauty supplements with you all. Today I have a beauty supplement that is designed to give your hair some new life.

IVYBEARS Hair Vitamins are gummy vitamins (or hair gummies) that are designed to improve the strength of hair, boost hair growth and to add a healthy glow. They contain biotin, folic acid, Vitamins C, A, D, E, B-6, B-12 and B-5, zinc, choline, pantothenic acid, iodine and inositol. 

They are flavoured with natural ingredients like coconut oil and juice, are vegetarian friendly and come in variants for men and women. Instead of using gelatin (which is made from animals), IVYBEARS use pectin as the base for the vitamins which is made from fruit instead. They are also Halal-certified and gluten free.

In addition to helping to revive your hair, IVYBEARS are also great for your nails.

They‘re shaped like gummy bears and have a beautiful berry flavour to them. It can be really tempting to want to eat the entire pot of them in one go (but please don’t!). 

Each pot comes with 60 gummy vitamins, which is one months supply as you need to take two per day. They can be purchased as a one month supply, or as a 3 or 6 month supply at a discount.