Friday, 28 June 2013

Organic Surge Fresh Ocean Light Body Lotion

This light, delicate body lotion glides onto the skin and absorbs quickly for an instant burst of soothing rehydration.



Aloe Vera combines with naturally nourishing shea and cocoa butters to condition the skin, while the refreshing blend of rosemary and citrus essential oils works to rebalance oils and dry skin areas. 


With its invigorating, natural fragrance and lightweight, non-greasy texture Fresh Ocean Light Body Lotion makes skin fee soft, supple and rejuvenated.
This Lotion just melts into my skin leaving it soft, supply, looking Healthy & Hydrated, it really is a great product it is usually £5.99 but at the moment it is on offer for £3.00! - Go Go Go!!

The smell is a gorgeous soft subtle fresh citrus scent, I have really been enjoying using this & will definatley be snapping up a few at half price.

What's your favourite body lotion? 

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask

Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask is a wonderfully refreshing deep-cleansing mask that draws out deep-seated dirt and impurities while soaking up excess oil and helping prevent outbreaks of spots and blemishes.

This Mask is lovely, it leaves my skin squeaky clean but not stripped, it feels soft & moistured once I used it, I pop it on & chill out for 20-30 mins (looking like a scary green monster!) until it's dry & then I gently wipe it off with a face cloth.


I really enjoy using clay masks as they really seem to do something to my skin, I can see my pores are tighter & skin looks brighter, The Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask* is also a bargain at only £4.95 for 75ml.. I've tried a few products from Amie & have loved everyone.

What's your Favourite Face Mask?

Monday, 24 June 2013

Micellar wars..

I absolutely love the new trend of using Micellar Waters to cleanse & refresh my skin, here are a few I have been using over the last Year or so...

 This micellar water gently cleanses and removes make-up from face and eyes in one step. Moisturised and soothed, skin is clean, soft and comfortable. Appropriate for sensitive
skin and eyes, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. Soap-free. Hypoallergenic.









 The cleanser removes impurities using micelles, which micro-emulsify impurities while maintaining the skin's balance. Added decongesting active ingredients prevent irritation, making the skin feel instantly refreshed, perfectly clean and free from all make-up - including water resistant mascara.


 This light and fresh micellar water leaves the skin clean, soft and comfortable. Formula ophthalmologically tested. cleanses and removes make-up from the face and eyes in one wipe, respects the skin's natural balance: does not contain soap, guarantees good ocular tolerance.




   
A high-performance hypo-allergenic cleanser for face eyes and lips, suitable for sensitive skin. Dissolves make-up, unclogs pores and removes impurities and tones and soothes the skin.

They are all good in their own way but recently I have been using the L'Oreal one which in my opinion is just as good as Bioderma & a LOT cheaper and easier to get hold of!

What's your Favourite cleansing method?


Friday, 21 June 2013

NOTD Illamasqua Jo'Mina

Illamasqua Jo’mina Nail Varnish is described as an “electric lilac.” It’s a bright almost neon lilac purple with a hint of pastel lilac. It is a stunning colour & I've not found another that is similar.


It’s opaque in two coats for me, it is creamy without being thick, so it spread evenly across the nail. Despite some of the pastel-feel of this colour, No streakiness during application. It sells for £14.00, I had been eyeing it up for a while but the price was putting me off a little as I think its a little steep, but I managed to get mine when they had a flash 50% sale on so £7.00 wasn't as bad.
What's your current favourite Nail Polish?

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Make Up Forever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation.

Are you looking for a shine controlling, oil-free, water-resistant, complete coverage liquid foundation, that hides imperfections, evens out skintone, and mattifies with a non-oily, perfectly powdered finish. with a result that is flawless and lasts for hours? Then let me introduce MUFE Mat Velvet +, Although this foundation provides full coverage, the end result is completely adjustable to fit your needs—a little goes a long way.


This is oil free and water resistant. using this foundation, you will notice that your skin is instantly matte. It is not a weird looking matte though. It gives a very natural finish, I don't feel that I need to set it with any powder. (I usually do in my T zone though) This foundation, even though it is full coverage, does not feel like a full coverage foundation. It is super light weight to when wearing this on my face, it feels like I am wearing no foundation at all.


This foundation comes in a wide variety of shades (16 total).  They are numbered from the lightest shade which is No.15 to the darkest shade, No.90, They also have different tones to suit your skin tone - from Pink, Beige (Neutral), to Yellow. I bought mine from Guru Emporium for £29.50 which I think is a really good price as it is VERY hard to find in the UK, It is on a parr with other high end Foundations.




I am really impressed with this Foundation, I wore it all week when we had the ONE! week of Sun here in the UK & it held up amazingly well!. My Brother & his Fiancée are getting married in Sicily next June & this is going to be coming with me...

I also bought MUFE Waterproof concealer & HD Powder, reviews coming soon.

What's your Holy Grail Foundation?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Bye Bye GFC.....

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Soak Yourself - Love Soak Bath Ritual Kit!


SOAK Yourself™ bath ritual recipe kit* contains all you need (including permission) to take a long, guilt-free soak in your bath. Based around a 5ml bottled blend of sandalwood, frankincense, patchouli and cedar organic essential oils, you'll also discover a muslin bag of loveliness containing silk and spice fizzing and foaming bath powders, salts and oils, providing a long-lasting bubbly wonder which is gorgeously kind to your skin. 


Each box also comes with a patchouli and vetiver soap, candle (select your choice of candle in the drop down box above), lovers blend massage oil, chocolate flake teabags to enjoy a delicious cup of tea each while you SOAK, and full instructions.


This is such a fantastic Gift Idea for your Partner, Friend or Family Member they come in all different styles from calming, relaxing to Love! Just pick the best one to suit! Or to Treat Yourself....


Each product has a cute little card explaining what it is, It gives the box an extra special feel, like you've really put thought into it.


Sachets of Chocolate Flake Tea, to drink in the bath... Mmmmmm


I love baths & this Gift set is perfect for me, to give myself a little 'Me' time to relax& pamper myself, I just need to convince the Hubby to give me a massage & I'm happy! 


They are £40.00 from www.soakyourself.co.uk & each box provides 4-5 Baths, which I think is a really good deal.

Are you a Bath or a Shower person?

Monday, 17 June 2013

Nuxe Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream



This repairing, non-greasy nourishing hand cream repairs and relieves dry or damaged hands while protecting them from the visible signs of skin aging. Always have it within reach for dream hands throughout the day. With this formula it was tested in extremely cold conditions in Canada, your hands are nourished and soothed (91%*), softness is restored and tugging sensations are reduced (96%*).


I Love this hand cream, melts in to the skin and smells divine. Doesn't leave a residue - hands appear glossy and well looked after. Quick to use, no need to wait around to dry, rub in and go. Would highly recommend. I apply a big dollop just before bed & again in morning, my hands are looking lovely & youthful again! It is lovely & thick as it sinks in quickly it is very light & non greasy.

It is Available for £9.50 from most online stores.

What's your favourite hand cream?




Sunday, 16 June 2013

DIORSKIN NUDE BB Creme 001

A dream combination of skin care and make-up, DIORSKIN NUDE BB Creme is the new generation complexion enhancer. Its light, melting texture enriched with natural origin skin care ingredients conceals only the undesirable and adjusts perfectly to all skin tones.

In a single step, DIORSKIN NUDE BB Creme combines 5 indispensable actions in order to accentuate a fresh complexion with an astoundingly natural finish:
- corrects transparently - lights the skin up with a fresh glow - gently hydrates - instantly smooths & protects day after day.


This BB creme is the best one I have tried so far, it is light weight & looks so natural, it really is like you have nothing on your skin but it looks radiant,fresh & flawless. I really want to try the BB Eye Concealer, but cannot justify spending nearly £30.00 on it when this only cost me £25.50 from Escentual, which is such a bargain!
My skin feels hydrated & brighter, with 'a glow from inside' look. I usually just dab on a little concealer under my eyes, a little bronzer, a sweep of Stila kitten over my lids, Mascara, some lip balm & I'm good to go.

What's your favourite BB Cream?


Saturday, 15 June 2013

Clay Spray Pore Refining White Clay Masque

Clayspray is the first clay emulsion spray, it contains the worlds purist spray and natural mineral water.

I love that it’s packaged in a can, it comes out really easily and smoothly. You have more control over it compared with a sachet, leaving you mess free with each application. It’s scentless, it's a clay face mask. It’s smooth to apply and easy, and it dries within about 15-20 minutes. It washes off Great, so quick and easy, making it really effortless, it just seems to melt off with warm water. I also use my Flannel to give my skin an extra polish!

This luxurious clay not only removes impurities and environmental toxins but nourishes skin adding minerals to help prevent ageing.

These minerals include silica to boost collagen, calcium to promote healthy cell regeneration, and potassium to help lock in moisture and accelerate cell turnover without affecting the skins moisture levels for an overall anti-aging effect.
As you can see I've been using the Pore Refining White Clay Masque* version & so far have loved the results, smoother skin, tighter pores, brighter complexion, An overall improvement.
It is Available on their Website at £44.50 for 125ml.
Are you a Fan of Face Masks?

Friday, 14 June 2013

Caribbean Essentials Intensive Replenishing Scalp Oil

I am always looking or products to improve the condition of my hair & when I was contacted asking if I'd like to try Caribbean Essentials Intensive Replenishing Scalp Oil*, I gladly accepted! The product sounded perfect for me - The Carefully blended essential oils Contain cooling, soothing, healing Coconut Oil, conditioning Caster, and Basil & Rosemary essential oils to stimulate growth and ease mental fatigue and stress. Bay Rum improves Headaches.. all things I need help with!. It also contains Bay Laurel which stimulates and helps control dandruff.
It is so simple to use - Using the dropper, section the hair and dispense drops to the scalp in each section. Massage into the scalp using firm circular movements to stimulate the blood flow. Ideally leave in overnight. I really enjoyed using it, I use it twice a week before bed & then wash my hair the following morning, I sleep like a baby & have a replenished scalp the next day!
Tip: For a delicious experience have someone else perform your head massage for you! caribbean Essentials have some amazing products on their website.

It is £18.00 for 30ml, but as you only need a tiny amount it will last you a while.

Have you tried any Scalp oil's?










Thursday, 13 June 2013

Beauty Haul! June 2013

Here's a few things I've picked up (Repurchased) over the last Week or so...






Let me know if you have any Qu's or if you'd like me to review any of it ASAP!

What have you been treating yourself to?





The Body Shop shimmer cube palette in Chocolate Box 06

This little compact is perfect for Summer with it gorgeous Nude, Bronze & Browns..The four shades of eyeshadows are: Honeycomb (a dark honey colour), Dark Chocolate (shimmery dark brown), Marshmallow (a sheeny nude colour), and Choc Chip (an iridescent taupe). The Shades would complement any skin tone.
All colours are shimmery enough for a night out but can be worn subtler for the daytime without looking too garish. Inside the compact outer box, each of the cubes are encased in it's own little plastic box, which allows you to swap colours around with other shimmer cube palettes.


The Shadows are lovely & soft with lovely pigmentation, they also blend well and with a eye primer they last all day-night. I really am impressed with them, other than the Honey Bronzer this is the only products I have tried from the Body Shop, I will definatley be trying some more products. 


These cubes are £16 & available online or in-store from The Body Shop, they always have sales on, so you should get a few bargains!
What's your favourite product from The Body Shop?

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Lashfibres- Instant lash extension

Lashfibres create the ultimate in long eye lashes! The brush-on fibres instantly give incredible length and amazing volume you have never seen before. Lashfibres are easily applied inbetween two layers of your favourite mascara. The brush-on fibres create an immediate false lashes effect when binding to your own lashes.

The Fibres Work with any mascara, Latest lash fibre technology allows you to use your own mascara to enhance the effect and add real length. Lashfibres* can be used to achieve a variety of looks adding incredible length to your eye lashes.

Easy 3 Step application
For glamorous, captivating lashes just follow these three simple steps:
Step 1: Apply your own mascara as usual.
Step 2: Apply Lashfibres onto your lashes using the same technique as if you were applying mascara, but look downwards. The fibres bind to the base coat of mascara.
Step 3: Wait 30 seconds, then apply a second coat of your mascara.
These made my Eyelashes look really full & longer in length, I had to experiment with a few different Mascaras as you need a slighty 'wetter' mascara to give you time to apply the fibres, to enable them to stick to something, As I wear Glasses these were very easy for me to use instead of trying to apply false lashes!.
They were easy to remove, I just used some Bioderma on a cotton pad & it just wiped away with my Mascara -Perfect!.
Available online & in Superdrug for £9.95
Have you tried brush on lashes? 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Maybelline The Eraser Concealer Review

I was really looking forward to trying this as I'd watched several Youtube video's from the USA, it looked like something I'd love unlike the foundation which I found to be very greasy & hard to apply without streaks & patches. It took nearly a Year? To cross the pond & I snapped it up ASAP.....

I got mine in 'light' & to me it still seems a little darker than my usually 'light' concealers, I do like it & the coverage is pretty good, I'm just not Blown away by it, I will continue to use it & may even repurchase as it is a good concealer, They do a brightening shade but I'm not sure if we got it in the UK? I think that would be better for me.


The coverage is light/medium but can be built up, it doesn't crease into my fine lines & it very smooth almost gel-like so blends easily. I wish the did more colour choices as so far I have only found 'Light' or 'medium'..... Are there more choices?  


Overall it is a great product but to me it didn't live up to the YT hype of the Miracle product it was portrayed as I'll still use along with my Bourgois Healthy mix, my L'Oreal Perfect Match, my L'Oreal Lumi pen, my Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, my collection lasting perfection, my Benefit Fake up........ As you can see I am still on the look out for my HG Concealer!

Have you found your Holy Grail Concealer?


Friday, 7 June 2013

Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 in Sweet Cheeks

It's Finally here! I have been lusting after this palette with it's gorgeous pink shades of perfectness..
What I didn't realise was that in this palette, Is that the first shade - Cupcake (a pinky purple colour) is a cream Blush, but as usual it is a highly pigmented shade & you only need a light touch, otherwise you'll resemble Coco the Clown!


Give cheeks the ultimate treat with Blush by 3 in Sweet Cheeks, a three pan blush palette featuring three different finishes of blush in cream, shimmer and matte in varying shades of candy pink. Layer the shades to amp up the sweet-ness or opt for a haze of creamy cotton candy pink.


The other Two shades are stunning - Dollymix (a baby pink, lilac colour) with a little shimmer & Candy floss (a bright coral, pink colour) which is matte. They are all perfect for summer & with a light hand complimentary on ever skin tone. I'm in Love with it, I love the 3 different finishes.


I was going to buy it from Sleek's website for £9.99, as I couldn't wait to get to the shops & I was also a little worried it would sell out before I managed to grab one, but as they charge £3+ for postage, I was a little reluctant (I hate paying Postage & will always search elsewhere but I do buy from a website).  So Just before I clicked ' Place order', I checked if Superdrug had them online as it was the release day & they can sometimes be a little slow, but NO! They were on the ball & they also had 'Free Delivery' so I Popped one into my basket & checked out a very happy girl!

Have you checked out this Collection, Are you a fan of Sleek?

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

NOVEXPERT - THE EXPERT ANTI-AGEING CREAM..

I'd not heard of this brand before so here's a little intro... Novexpert is a cosmeceutical skincare brand created by a team of four French doctors who are recognised experts and researchers in the skincare industry. The result is the most effective anti-ageing formulations that are suitable for sensitive skin as well as safe for long term use – based on medical research.
The unisex range is the first anti-ageing care range guaranteed and Ecocert certified 100% natural in origin – a true innovation. Novexpert uses a natural system of preservation which makes the brand so unique, non-toxic, 100% biodegradable and certified 100% hypoallergenic. Novexpert formulas are developed for optimal prevention and correction, targeting embryonic wrinkles, micro-furrows, deep wrinkles, slackened skin, skin tone dyschromia, acne and blemish-prone skin.

Novexpert Anti-Ageing* provides Intense nourishing action thanks to Omega 3, 6 and 9, Shea Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil. Corrective action for a radiant complexion thanks to a complex of light-reflecting and antioxidant ingredients. A concentration of exceptionally high-performance anti-aging ingredients that target DNA and collagen for in-depth skin regeneration.

I have been using this as my night cream for the last couple of weeks & my skin feels amazing the next morning, it looks brighter & more youthful like I've had the best sleep of my life?! When I read the ingredients, I thought i'd turn into an oil slick but my skin drinks this up & is touch-ably dry in seconds, so far I am very Impressed!
I will definatley be looking into more products from this brand, It does retail for £35 but for good natural products I don't mind paying that bit extra, I also love that it comes in a handy tube as it is perfect for putting in my Make up bag so I don't leave it behind when I travel!

They must be doing something right as they have received a record number of awards in the shortest amount of time: 11 within 3 years, the bar has been well and truly raised by this revolutionary brand.

Have you tried this Brand before?

    Monday, 3 June 2013

    Share the Love Blog Hop #12

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    Welcome to Northern Beauty Blogs Blog Hop #12
    Blog Hops are a great & fun way to be discovered, meet and gain new followers, and to be inspired by other bloggers. 
    This hop will be Open from Tuesday 4th June 2013 for 1 week.

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    Jane from Northern Beauty Blogs

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    Chloe my little Chloe Perfume

    Chloé has brought out 3 adorable 20ml bottles of their most popular scents, I fell in love with the bottles & gave them all a sniff.. They are all lovely but the original Chloe won my nostrils Heart! 
    The scent is gorgeous, it's really soft & sweet but fresh & floral at the same time?! Just a really lovely wearable scent.


    Chloe is a light and fresh yet seductively strong and self-possessed scent, capturing the creative, confident individuality of a free spirited woman with an utterly innate sense of chic and natural sexiness. Capturing the spirit of women, This fresh, smooth floral fragrance evokes sublime powdery rose. The effect is chic, comfortable, and entirely addictive.




    Top notes of pink peony, freesia, and lychee embody subtle freshness. At the heart, midnotes of magnolia flower, lily of the valley, and rose rise to sublimated femininity. A base of velvety elegance comes to fruition through cedarwood, amber, and honey.
    I bought mine from Escentual.com as it was cheaper than anywhere else, These usually sell for £25.00 but I got mine for £21.25. 

    What scent makes you feel like a Super Model?