Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Review - Sanctuary Spa Mande Lular Foaming Shower Burst

Hands down this has to be one of the loveliest body cleansers I have used in a while! It lathers up so well and is just a treat to use, it really is a little burst of foam! I simply apply it all over my body, massage it in and then rinse off, it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains Shea butter to make the skin feel nourished and jojoba to refresh. I also find it perfect to use as a shaving gel, leaving you with just the right amount of foamy-ness not to clog up your razor. I always use a generous amount when showering and my bottle is still going strong after a good 5 months! I will definitely be trying some more Sanctuary Spa products, if not only for the gorgeous packaging!

I'm pretty sure they still have the offer going in Boots where if you spend over £10 on selected Sanctuary Spa products then you get a free gift! if that isn't a reason to go and snap up one of these then i don't know what is! 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Bert's Bees Lip balm...

I have had this lip balm since around Christmas time and it is still going strong!
It's the 'Bert's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm With Pomegranate Oil'
I have been loving all natural products at the moment and this is no exception being 100% Au natural.
I just love it, it gives a very natural sheer colour to the lips, a your lips but healthier look. I find it to be really hydrating and not at all sticky, you just need a light coating and you are good to go! It has a lovely silky smooth texture and gorgeous subtle pomegranate smell. Mine is very worn as it is always in my handbag. I will be looking into some more Bert's Bees products and definitely be purchasing a few more lip balms, i'm thinking the honey one next! They are very readily available and you can't go wrong at £3.69!

What are your 'go to' lip balms?


Sunday, 17 June 2012

Review: Soap & Glory Hand Food

I'm just loving Soap & Glory products at the moment, they're just ticking all the boxes. I bought this hand cream a few weeks ago after hearing so many people rave about it, and I've got to say it is definitely living up to the hype. 
I love the smell of all the soap and glory products, this one especially, it has the same smell as the 'Hand Maid' antibacterial gel. 
This hand cream is very light weight but does a lovely job of leaving the hands feeling nourished and smooth! That could have something to do with the yummy ingredients; Shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow! It is not at all sticky and sinks into the skin very quickly, a little goes a long way with this product and at £2.50 for a 50ml tube i think its a bargain! 

Review: Soap & Glory Hand Maid

I don't think I could find a better antibacterial hand cleansing gel If I tried! This has got to be my all time favourite after trying out quite a few!
Firstly it smells absolutely amazing, which makes It such a joy to use. You only need a pea size amount to sanitize both hands, it dries super quickly and doesn't leave you with that awful sticky feeling! And at only £2.50 you can't go wrong in my eyes! Sadly mine is almost out, so i will definitely be popping to boots to get another one pronto!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Clinique Even Better Foundation

The advertisement for the new Clinique Even Better Makeup drew me in straight away, claiming to even out skin tone, brighten skin and achieve a natural but fairly full coverage. I went to the Clinique counter and the Lady matched me up, i got '01 Alabaster' and it was a really good match for my unfortunately pale winter skin colouring!

The foundation is dewy but without looking oily on the skin and is definitely true to form, it evened out my skin tone and covered my blemishes really well! It is an oil free foundation with SPF15 and comes in a large range of colours which is a plus! It looks lovely if you use a loose powder on the skin to set the foundation if you want to achieve a slightly less dewy look on the skin. 

I would definitely recommend this if you're looking for a natural looking foundation that will still give you moderate to full coverage should you need it, it is also really easy to build up without looking 'cakey' on the skin. PLUS i got a free eye shadow pallet when i purchased mine!

Hope this helps any of you looking for a new foundation. 

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

I had been searching high and low for a Liz Earle counter around Oxford St, when I came across the Laura Mercier Makeup counter in John Lewis, I have heard really good things about LM and I now have a list of products I am definitely going to be investing in!

I had originally planned on getting the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser as an alternative to foundation in the summer months. After chatting with me the sales adviser suggested I try the primer, she swatched a darker foundation than my skin tone on one side of my hand so that I could see the difference better, then she put the primer on the other side, along with the darker foundation on top, it had made such a huge difference, the side without primer had sunken into the lines on my skin and just look blotchy and horrible! but the other side was completely smooth, and had a lovely texture on my skin, even the colour had blended in nicely...MAGIC! Needless to say I was sold there and then! The primer does not feel at all greasy or heavy on the skin, it also comes in different formulation to suit your skin type! I highly recommend this product. It was £28 but so worth it in my eyes!

Review: Liz Earle - Skincare

If you haven't tried out any of the Liz Earle skin care products you are definitely missing out! they are beautifully light on the skin, refreshing and effective! what more could you want...
I have been using them for a good 4 months now as part of my everyday skincare routine. 
I use; Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin tonic and finally the Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser.
These are definitely at the top of my holy grail product list... (if i had one) 

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 
Is to be used with a muslin cloth, you put the cleanser onto dry skin then rinse your cloth in warm water, then sweeping the cloth over your face will ensure you remove any impurities. The cream moves off of the skin so easily with out that horrible sticky soapy feeling you get with some cleansers. It leaves the skin feeling AMAZING! my skin has never felt so smooth.

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin tonic
Is a godsend it is so refreshing and really does the job! You pour a little onto a cotton wool pad and sweep over your face. It leaves my skin feeling soothed, clean and refreshed.

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser
Is so light on the skin, a little goes a long way with this moisturiser, a pea sized amount just spreads over the skin beautifully leaving it hydrated, smooth and protected, without that oily feeling.  

All the products are packed with natural ingredients, known for their skin repairing properties.They have a really fresh smell and are generally a joy to use. I couldn't recommend these products more, i think i have found my skincare regime for life!!