Well I don’t know about you, but I decided last week that I was well overdue a pamper sesh, in fact I can’t actually remember the last time I had a chilled out evening treating myself to a bit of me time whilst using some lovely skincare products at my leisure. I’ve rooted through my stash to pick out a load of products to suit my pampering needs – including bath salts and a bath bomb, and of course a candle. A cleanser, mask and moisturiser, and eye and lip treatments.
So I’ll start from the beginning… First up was the Beauty Kitchen Wake Me Renewing Bath Salts* £9.95. The Wake Me scent is described as an ‘energising and uplifting zingy mix’ and that it is! The ingredients include – Mandarin green, orange sweet, grapefruit, benzoin resinoid, lemon and palmarosa, this is definitely a refreshing and energising combo! I threw a handful of the salts into the tub and waited for them to dissolve, and I was left with a lovely scented soak 🙂
Of course I can’t have a bath without a candle! So I went with my new The White Company Pomegranate Signature Candle £20.00. After being invited to the opening event in Norwich, The White Company has definitely become one of my new favourite stores! They have a fab candle and home scent collection which I couldn’t get enough of. The Pomegranate fragrance really grabbed me though and it’s definitely the strongest scented candle I own!
After my lovely bath I cleansed my face with Super Facialist Tea Flower Purifying Cleansing Wash* £7.99. This mild cleanser is glycerin based to help retain moisture and includes elderflower to minimise pores, and also contains salicylic acid to refine and detoxify whilst washing away impurities. It works to clear congested skin of excess oils without irritating or stripping away vital oils needed to regulate the skin’s function. This left my skin with a lovely matte finish, and dare I say, I did feel like my pores had been reduced! Amazing! My skin felt thoroughly cleansed and was left with a lovely light, refreshing scent of orange and yang yang too.
Next up was the Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Face Spa Mask* £1.29. I’ve seen these masks in Superdrug over the years but never thought to try them, and now I have I wish I would have done sooner! For a teeny tiny £1.29 you get a fab open up cloth type mask that you simply press on your face to soothe and clam tired and stressed skin. This had a delicate scent and left my face feeling super smooth and silky and well hydrated.
I then used the Janjira Art of Siam Pomegranate & Acai Deep Moisturiser* £45.00. Janjira is a brand new brand to me, and I was instantly attracted to their Pomegranate & Acai range – it would seem I have a thing about pomegranate scents at the moment! This moisturiser is enriched with nutrients and super antioxidants, and boasts a cocktail of awesome natural anti-ageing ingredients. Pomegranate Extract and Acai Oil help prevent signs of ageing, Mushroom Extract reduces the appearance of pores and Macadamia Oil acts as a perfect moisturising agent. So this all sounds pretty good right? Well I have to say this moisturiser is fabulous! Apart from the fact that it smells divine, I slathered a thick layer on my skin and left it to soak in for a good 10 minutes, which was like a face mask in itself. I wiped off the excess and was left with beautifully soft skin. This is a gorgeous luxury product that’s definitely going to get a lot of use.
An then on to the eye treatment – Glamglow Bright Mud Eye Treatment £44.99. You usually get these in a set of 12, but I bought these two in a blog sale for a couple of quid so I could try them out. This is a 3 minute ‘instant’ eye treatment – I say ‘instant’ because Glamglow claim you should instantly see an improvement after use. They even recommend to apply to only one eye first so you can compare and tell the difference! I have really bad dark under eye bags and puffiness, so if this little pot of slime (it is like slime!) can improve that in 3 minutes, I’ll be VERY impressed. This treatment targets dark circles, puffiness, tired eyes and fine lines. It claims to be hydrating, brightening and plumping… so, I used this one one eye and I think I could see a slight difference but not that much unfortunately. I think I’ll have to try some more to see if they really work!
And lastly the Filorga Lip Structure 10ml* £32.00. Ok so my lips aren’t wrinkly just yet – there’s no Pat Butcher going on here – but if this stuff can plump them up a bit then I’m not going to complain! Lip-Structure is a double-effect serum that gives a volumising effect to the lips and filler action on the contour of the lips, to create a plumped up and beautiful mouth. Inspired by Filorga’s expertise in injectables, this is the first complete treatment for the lips and peri-oral zone (the area above the lips) to redefine and re-densify. For the peri-oral zone the applicator is a small tube and for the lips, it is shaped more like a flat plastic lip gloss applicator. I kind of expected my lips to tingle, as plumping products often give this sensation, but not this! Did they feel plumper though? Well yes they did a bit actually – maybe I need to continue using it a bit longer for better results though! My lips felt super soft and supple, like I’d just used the best lip balm ever! This is definitely a great pamper product!
Firstly if you’ve made it this far, well done and thanks for reading! I cut it my reviews down as much as I could!! In conclusion, apart from the Glam Glow which promised instant results but didn’t deliver, I was really pleased with all of these products, I should definitely pamper myself more often! 🙂
Have you used any of these products? I’d love to hear if you have.
I hope you enjoyed my review xxx
This post contains samples provided for review