Tuesday, 24 November 2015

My Lip Care Saviours

Hi everyone,

During the month of February my lips went extremely dry and very sore. Because of this I was trying every lip product than would help to get my lips back to their natural state. It did take a while, but I've finally found what works best for me and it might also work for you.

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
This is a brilliant product for getting rid of all the dry/ chapped skin from your lips. I like to use this before I apply my lip balm, as it actually makes the lip balm work a lot better.

Nuxe Riev de Miel Lip Balm
I use this at night as an intensive lip balm, and this is what stopped my lips from becoming extremely chapped and sore. This is a fantastic product to have; especially if your prone to dry/ chapped lips. Just make sure that you give you give them a good scrub before hand, as this will aid the lip balm in helping to get your lips back to normal.

The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter
This is what I like to use during the day to help my dry/ chapped lips; as its very light in texture, as well as being moisturising. Also, the scent of this is amazing, as it smells like a strawberry milkshake.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Review: Aesop Camomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque

Hi everyone,

I've only been using this face mask for just over a month, and I'm really happy that I purchased it, as its been doing wonders for my skin.

This is a lovely and gentle deep cleansing clay based mask, and I use it once a week.

The Camomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish mask is packed full of purifying natural ingredients and oils. The clay itself is Kaolin clay, and this doesn't strip the skin of any of its natural oils, but it does give the skin a little extra added moisture. 
The oils that the mask contains are Evening Primrose oil, Rosemary leaf oil, tea tree oil and sage oil.

The aim of the mask is to help to remove any impurities that have built up in the skin, as well as getting rid of any excess oil, and to aid to calm down any problem areas such as mild spots, acne or redness.

It's recommended that you apply a thin layer and leave on for 15 minutes, and then rinse off using warm water. It's also recommended that the mask should be done twice a week.

It's also worth mentioning that this is an astringent face mask, so it may not be suitable for everyone, especially for people who have sensitive skin.

For myself personally I do the mask once a week, and this seems to be working well for my skin at the moment. I also just apply the mask to my T-zone, and any additional problem areas that my skin may have at the time.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Product Empties - November 2015

Hi everyone,

It's another 'Product Empties' Post, and it doesn't seem that long ago since I last did one. There is a couple of product fails again in this post, and I'll explain why as I go along.

Bath & Body Works Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps in Beautiful Day & Georgia Peach
As you know I absolutely love these, and I go through one every six weeks or so. Beautiful Day is a lovely apple scent, but with a hint of musk; and Georgia Peach is a lovely ripe juicy peach scent. Sadly, Georgia Peach was only a limited edition scent for Spring/ Summer this year.

Bath & Body Works Pocketbac in Golden Apricot
I also love the pocketbacs from Bath & Body Works, mainly due to range of scents that they have on offer. I go through one of these around three to four months, and I have them in every handbag. Golden Apricot was a limited edition scent from last Autumn, and I loved the juiciness of it.

Wella Enrich Shampoo & Conditoner
I picked these up as a duo in TK Maxx, as I fancied trying something a little different at the time as my hair was going through a dry phase, which is very unusual. I think these usually retail between £15-£20 each. I did't get any volume from the shampoo, and the conditioner was very lightweight, and I had to use quite a bit. So I won't be buying these again.

Champney's Pure Touch Nourishing Hand Wash
This was a quite moisturising hand wash, and it had a very subtle fresh scent. It left my hands feeling sof. I would repurchase this again in the future.

Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Moisturiser
This is definatly a product fail in more ways than one for me. I hated the packaging as it was very difficult to get the moisturiser out, and I had to store it upside down, as well knocking the product down the pump by swinging it. There's still product left in there, but I just couldn't get the last of it out. The formula is a lightweight cream, which sunk into the skin straight away. But it just didn't do anything for my skin at all. I think this retails for around £50, and for that I would at least expect to do something, and for the packaging to be functional; so then you can get every last drop of the product out. I used it up, but I won't be repurchasing it again, as I've found better moisturisers.

Dove Go Fresh Deodorant in Grapefruit & Lemongrass
This is one of my favourite scents that Dove has to offer, and I will continue to repurchase.

Lancome Hydra Zen Nuit Neurocalm Night Cream
This was an okay night cream, which smelt of roses. It was a lightish formula that sunk into the skin easily. But I don't think I'll be buying the full size, but it was nice to sample.

Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Body Creme
This was lovely, as it has light texture but it did take a while to rub into the skin. The scent of this is amazing, and I ended smelling like a sweet bakery product.

Glamglow Tinglefoliate Treatment Mask
When I first started using this I loved it, but now I'm finding that its a little harsh on my skin. I've got one more of these tiny pots to use, and then after that I won't be repuchasing it again, as I've found something that I like a lot more.

Body Shop Glazed Apple Hand Cream
I never wanted this hand cream to end, mainly because the scent was amazing. The fragrance reminded me of sweet juicy apples with an undertone of honey. The hand cream was light formula, but its the scent I brought it for. Sadly, it was limited edition last Christmas.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Review: Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

Hi everyone,

I've been using the Pai Rosehip Oil in my nightly skincare routine for the past few months, and I think its slowly beginning to take effect. So I thought that I would review for you.

The Pai Rosehip Oil has a thick consistency, so you only need to apply one to two small drops at the most. Before I apply it to my face I first warm the product up, as this helps the oil to spread more easily and evenly.

Also, Rosehip Oil is the ideal multi-tasker for all skin types, and it aids the skin by giving it a little extra TLC. If used on a regular basis it will make your complexion look brighter and clearer.
Rosehip Oil is also well known for its skin strengthening properties, and this is due to the high concentrations of Pro-Vitamin A, Carotenoids and omegas; and all these benefical ingrediants will help to restore the appearance of damaged skin.

Aims of the Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

- Refines appearance of damaged skin & fine lines
- Improves skintone, texture & elesticity
- Clears persistent blemishes
- The unique Rosehip fruit & seed blend contains five times more carotenoids, & double the revitalising sterols of regular rosehip oil
- Premium CO2 extraction delivers the complete & concentrated properties of the Rosehip  plant

Overall, I'm really impressed with the Pai Rosehip Oil. Especially because in such a short space of time it seems to be making a difference to the appearance of skin, as it defiantly seems to brighter and more plumped. With continued use I'm sure that my skin's overall condition will continue to improve and get even better overtime.