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10 Products You Need in your Bathroom! Soap & Glory / Estee Lauder / Melvita & More!

Posted on June 27, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Summer is now upon us… well kind of. And I’ve decided it’s about time I have a clear out in my bathroom – out with the old and in with the fresh and new! I’m terrible for keeping hold of old products with just a bit left at the bottom, promising myself I will use them up properly before I bin them. It never happens though and I just end up with a bathroom full of mostly empty bottles. Tell me I’m not the only person that does this!

Anyway, I’ve been having a clear out and I thought I’d talk you through some of my latest bathroom additions…

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I was so excited when these fabulous new Shower Jellies from Soap & Glory arrived unexpectedly (£5.50 each at Boots) – I’d never even heard of let alone tried a shower jelly before, so I couldn’t wait to see what these were like. The jellies have a juicy gel like texture that quickly melts on wet skin, giving a lovely sudsy lather. They come in two mouth-wateringly juicy scented options too – Sweet Lime, and Pink Rose & Bergamot, both which also feature Soap & Glory’s Coolcapsuel-Smooth™ cooling technology.

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Next, a few body care products –

The Melvita L’Or Rose Refining Scrub (£15.00 from Melvita) combines Pink Berries and Rose Muscat Oil to exfoliate the skin, and it has a gel texture that transforms into a lovely rich cream on contact, leaving a delicate scent on the skin after use. I’ve just started using this and it has a surprisingly fresh and zingy scent, and I love that it leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth.

And the L’Or Rose Firming Oil (£28.00 also from Melvita) has the same zingy scent as the Refining Scrub. This oil combines Berries with Sea Buckthorn and promises to help visibly reduce the orange peel effect.

Though I’m sceptical that this will actually firm and make any physical difference to my skin, I’ve used it a couple of times already and it does make my skin feel lovely. It’s also worth mentioning that this product has been awarded ‘Best Slimming Product’ by Madame Figaro Magazine’s Beauté Stars Competition – time will tell if it works for me though.

Another body wash I’ve just started using is the Burts Bees Extra Energising Body Wash (£9.99 from Naturisimo) – I’m a big fan of energising scents when it comes to shower products, and this body wash contains Essential Citrus Oils and Ginger Root Extract to energise your skin as well as your senses, perfect for a morning wake me up shower.

And the Limited Edition Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Exfoliating Body Cleanser (£30.00 at Boots) is a must have for a spot of luxury in the bathroom. I was a complete Bronze Goddess virgin until trying this product, and now I know why everybody raves about both the fragrance and the range! This product not only smells divine, but it does a fantastic job of exfoliating and smoothing, leaving my skin looking fresh and healthy. I really don’t think this massive tube will last me very long!

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And lastly, tanning. When it comes to fake tan, I’m more of a special occasion tanner – I just don’t have the time for regular tanning and waiting for it to dry – so I look for products that are quick, easy to use and effective.

I have the He-Shi Day to Day Gradual Tan (£11.99 from Ideal World) – this product is perfect for gradually building a light tan for those with fair to medium skin tones – so it sounds perfect for me. The formula contains Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Pro Vitamin B5 for rehydrating skin whilst including a subtle element of self-tan. The triple action lotion promises to absorb easily and help even out your natural skin tone, and it can also be used to maintain an existing tan by using between self-tan applications.

And the Vita Liberata Body Blur (£29.95 at Boots) which technically falls under the category of makeup rather than skincare, but this is all-over body makeup, which I would definitely keep in my bathroom so I’m including it here!

Vita Liberata’s Body Blur Instant Skin Finish is an instant HD body makeup that perfects skin by masking blemishes and reflecting light. I’ve only used this once so far but I love that it gives a natural looking tint and washes off when you shower.

And the Vita Liberata Illuminating Skin Finish Gold (£29.95 at Birchbox) – following on from the Body Blur, the Skin Finish is basically like a body highlighter, giving skin a lovely subtle highlighted sheen, perfect for using after the Body Blur for a night on the town.

And lastly the Zhuzhu Tan Accellerator (£15.99 at Ideal World) rather than a fake tan as such, this product is formulated and designed to stimulate the melanin in your skin whenever you are exposed to the sun, to speed up the natural tanning process.  It is a lightweight spray on formula that’s easy to rub in, leaving your skin moisturised without any stickiness. So I’ll just need to wait for some sunshine to see if this actually works!

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Not that I need any more products in my bathroom now, but I’d love to hear if you have any recommendations for bath and body products that I should try? 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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There’s a New Beauty Box on the Scene: Look Incredible

Posted on February 13, 2016

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Hi Guys!

The last couple of years has seen a massive increase in the variety as well as sheer amount of beauty boxes hitting the market – I can think of about eight off the top of my head. And now yet another brand new box has just landed. New beauty site Look Incredible have recently launched their own monthly subscription box, including a mixture of high end and high street brands, for £18.99 per month.

So what’s so special about this box? Why would you be interested in this above any others? Well the Look Incredible box promises five full sized products every month – you’ll find no sample or travel sizes here! For £18.99 a month (plus £2.50 shipping) this sounds very reasonable.

I believe this is the second beauty box that Look Increible have released (with their first being in January) and here’s what’s included –

  • Fusion Beauty IllumiCover Concealer – worth £16.50
  • Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipstick – worth £21.99
  • Essie Millionails Nail Treatment – worth £9.99
  • Tarte Maracuja Cheek Tint – worth £20.00
  • NARS Single Matte Eyeshadow in Grenadines – worth £18.00

Total value of box  = £86.48. Now that is pretty impressive for an £18.99 box!

On first glance, I’m really impressed with the product selection, and I love that there’s a good mix of brands too, with an emphasis toward higher end. So let’s take a look at the products –

Starting with the one brand out of the five that I hadn’t heard of – the Fusion Beauty IllumiCover Concealer. This is a Touche Eclat style pen, combining the effects of a concealer with a light reflecting product. This didn’t give quite as much coverage as I’d like, but then I do have particularly dark circles. It’s a nice product though that gave a natural finish, and most importantly didn’t settle into my fine lines.

The NARS Eyeshadow in Grenadines is probably my favourite item out of this box. It’s a beautiful deep warm reddish terracotta shade. This colour may not be to everyone’s taste but I absolutely love it! I think red toned eyeshadows can look great on blue eyes so I’m looking forward to wearing this out!

The Essie Millionails Nail treatment is also a product I’ll definitely get use out of. My nails haven’t been in the best condition of late so I’m pleased to find this strengthening treatment in the box.

And lastly the products I’m probably least excited about – the Tarte Cheek Tint and Estee Lauder Lipstick. There’s not actually anything wrong with these products at all, I just prefer a powder blush personally, and the lipstick shade isn’t really for me.

Overall I think this box is fantastic value for money. It seems to have slipped nicely into a gap in the beauty box market now Cohorted’s boxes are £35 each, and the cheaper boxes such as Glossybox include mosty trial size products. Though I think this is a great box, there are still a couple of improvements I can think of – I would love to see a bit more effort put into the product information leaflet, this was a single sheet leaflet that wasn’t the best print quality. I’d also advise Look Incredible to be wary of including base products such as foundation and concealer as there will always be customers that are disappointed with the shade they receive. Overall though, this is a very promising box indeed, and I’m looking forward to seeing which products will be included next month!

I’d love to hear what you think of this box – would you buy it?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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House of Fraser Estee Lauder Gift With Purchase

Posted on August 21, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Happy Friday! I’ve just put together quick post to let you know about House of Fraser’s latest exclusive Gift With Purchase (GWP) promotion.

From yesterday, Thursday 20th August until Saturday 5th September you can take home this fantastic luxury Estee Lauder gift set, with any two Estee Lauder purchases from House of Fraser, with one purchase to be skincare or foundation.

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The gift set includes –

  • Advanced Night Repair Serum, 7ml.
  • Advanced Night Repair Eye, 5ml.
  • Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme, 15ml.
  • Perfectly Clean Milti Action Foam Cleanser, 30ml.
  • Pure Color Gloss in 09 Rock Candy, 6ml.
  • Pure Color Nail Lacquer in G9 So Vain.
  • Lips To Envy 3x mini samples in Intense Nude, Powerful & Envious, and a Doublewear Concealer mini sample in Light / Medium
  • Limited Edition Makeup Bag

You can shop House of Fraser’s Estee Lauder products here.

I hope you enjoyed my post, and happy shopping! xxx

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