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Beauty: Skincare Favourites from Beauty Bay

Posted on January 23, 2017


Hi Guys!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend 🙂 Just before Christmas I received a rather lovely surprise package from Beauty Bay, which was filled with a selection of their skincare favourites for me to try out and share with you. They included a fantastic range of brands covering varying price points – I hope you enjoy!


First up we have the Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm (£46.00) – Colleen Rothschild is a new brand to me, and this luxurious sounding cleansing balm promises to melt away daily impurities, waterproof makeup and decongests pores – which is exactly what my skin needs.

The Radiant Cleansing Balm has a lovely aromatic scent which helps to calm and decongest, whilst soothing and rejuvenating the senses. It contains Lipexel to combat dehydration, Black Seed Oil for antioxidant protection and Moringa Oil to restore luminosity to the complexion. I’ve tried this a couple of times now and I have to say I love it! The balm is wonderfully thick and rich feeling, and it does a great job of removing makeup, leaving skin feeling cleansed and soft to the touch.

And the Sister & Co Cold Pressed Raw Coconut Oil (£6.95) – now I must admit I never quite got on the Coconut Oil bandwagon when the fad first started a couple of years ago. I know you can use coconut oil for pretty much anything – a moisturiser, makeup remover, an additive to cooking, you can spread it on your toast, or even use around the house for various things (just Google it and you’ll see there are endless uses for coconut oil). I have to say I love the fact that this is a single, simple, natural product, that offers so many varying uses. It’s naturally high in Vitamin E, and also contains Lauric and Capric Acid which provide anti-ageing, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. I’ve started using this on some dry patches of skin on my arms and it really is working wonders!


And while we’re talking about coconuts, I also have the Body Blendz Coconut Delight Scrub (£19.95) – it seems that body scrubs are having a bit of a moment right now, and this scrub from Body Blendz is perfect for those who suffer with cellulite, eczema, acne and dehydrated skin. I should mention that though this is named ‘Coconut Delight’ it’s actually a coffee based scrub, and smells like coffee – which really is very nice as I LOVE the smell of coffee.  This scrub promises to nourish the epidermis without leaving a greasy residue, whilst lifting away traces of impurities and diminishing the signs of ageing.

And I also have the Original Mineral 7 day Miracle Moisture Masque (£28.00) – ok so it’s not skincare, but it’s not every day I get to try out a £28 hair mask so I wanted to mention it! The O&M Day Mircale Moisture Masque is a deeply hydrating treatment mask designed for damaged and dehydrated hair. You’re advised to use this on a weekly basis to keep your locks silky smooth and feeling fabulous, and the formula contains Argan Oil to smooth away frizz and soften hair, Macadamia Oil to moisturise, and Natural Silica to give hair a glossy finish.


Next we have the Nugg Lip Mask (£9.49) – now I’ve used this product before, so I already know it’s a winner! The Nugg Intense Lip Boosting Mask contains Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Liquorice Root Complex to nourish, moisturise and plump the lips, whilst diminishing the appearance of fine lines, creases and wrinkles. If you suffer with dry lips like I do, I highly recommend you try this!

And the Cellex-C Hydra 5 B Complex (£44.00) – this rather unassuming looking bottle has actually turned out to be one of my favourite products. The Cellex-C Hydra 5 B-Complex is an oil-free clear gel containing an extremely high percentage of hyaluronic acid, as well as Vitamin B-5 to instantly give your skin a silky smooth texture, and therefore providing a perfect base for make-up. This gel promised to give you noticeably smoother, more radiant looking skin within 3-6 weeks. I’ve been using this for around a month now and my skin is absolutely loving it, and I actually think I can physically see the difference it’s made. This is definitely a winner in my books.

The award winning Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream (£29.75) is a natural anti-ageing treatment which promises to resurrect the skin whilst you sleep. This Nourishing Night Cream stimulates collagen production by up to 92%, and replenishes the skin with essential Fatty Acids and naturally high contents of Vitamins A & C. It also contains active Manuka Honey to soothe the skin, and Vinanza Grape helps to neutralise free radical damage whilst improving elasticity and firmness and preventing moisture loss.

And the Colleen Rothschild Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum (sample) – back to Colleen Rothschild, this complexion perfecting serum works to rid the skin’s surface of imperfections. It delivers an intense hit of naturally enhanced hydration which absorbs quickly into the epidermis releasing an array of skin perfecting benefits such as reduced fine lines, diminished dark spots and anti-inflamed acne.


And lastly the Yes to Tomatos Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes (£5.00) – now I know this isn’t going to go down well, but I am a fan of face wipes… I just love how handy they are. But I have to say, black charcoal wipes are a new one to me! These Detoxifying Charcoal Wipes are exclusive to Beauty Bay and promise to help rid the complexion of impurities as well as stubborn makeup and dirt, leaving you looking and feeling completely refreshed. The charcoal helps to remove impurities, and tomatoes offer antioxidant properties – and they really do work well, leaving skin feeling cleansed and fresh.


I’d love to hear if you’ve picked anything up from Beauty Bay recently? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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New Nugg Beauty Face & Lip Masks

Posted on May 2, 2016


Hi Guys!

I hope you’re having a lovely Bank Holiday?

There’s nothing like treating yourself with a nice mask for the ultimate at-home pamper, am I right? Nügg are the new kids on the block in the world of masks right now, and I have a few of their latest products to show you today…

If you haven’t heard of Nügg before, their ethos is about providing top quality skin treatments at affordable prices. The offer a great range of masks for face, eyes and lips, with their face masks packaged in single serve pods. It’s also worth mentioning that Nügg’s products are cruelty free and formulated with over 90% natural or naturally-derived ingredients, and they don’t contain petrochemicals, parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances or colours.


I have three of their single-serve face masks –

Hydrating – as expected, this mask is perfect for dry and dehydrated skin. It contains a powerful yet gentle blend of ingredients, including Camellia Seed Oil, Spirulina Extract, Olive, Cranberry, Grape and Linseed Oil, as well as Glycerin and Aloe Juice to intensely hydrate and soften the skin whilst helping skin to retain moisture.

De-Stress – this mask has been designed specifically for stressed skin or skin that is in need of pampering. It contains a powerful blend of antioxidant rich Acai Berry, Bilberry and Goji Berry extracts as well as nutripeptides to help neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from environmental damage. Coconut Oil, Evening Primrose Seed Oil, Mushroom Extract and Aloe Juice help soothe and calm the skin, and Glycerin, Aloe JuiceCranberry, Grape and Linseed Oil provide a boost of hydration.

Soothing – this mask is perfect for soothing, balancing & hydrating troubled or sensitive skin. The Soothing mask contains Chamomile Extract, Shea Butter, Bisabolol, Aloe Juice, Glycerin, Olive, Cranberry, Grape and Linseed Oil to balance and soothe sensitive skin, whilst helping reduce the appearance of redness. It also intensely hydrates the skin leaving a smooth, silky after feel.


So far I’ve tried the De-Stress Mask – and firstly I should point out that the single use pods are very generous in size, there’s definitely enough for two uses in one pot. The De-Stress Mask had an instant cooling effect on my skin – and my often sensitive skin didn’t have a reaction either, yay! I left it on for just over 5 inures, and after washing it off my complexion felt very refreshed, soft and rejuvenated. I’d definitely use this mask again!


And look at the Lip Mask! I just love love the futuristic packaging of this Intense Lip Boosting Mask, the tiny golden orb would look amazing in anyone’s beauty collection 🙂 This mask contains Shea Butter and Coconut Oil help to hydrate and soften the lips, and Liquorice Root Complex has been included specifically to help give lips a plumping effect. The product has a thick creamy formula, which you apply generously to lips and leave it on for 20 minutes, then just wipe off with a tissue. I have to say, I’m absolutely in love with this lip mask – as I suffer with dry lips I’m always looking for products to help improve and soothe them, and this mask really is fantastic – I highly recommend it to anyone with chronic dry lips, you won’t be disappointed!

Nugg Beauty products are available now at Beauty Bay. Their face masks are £16.45 for a set of 5, and the Lip Mask is £9.49 for 7g of product.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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