Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Review: Manuka Doctor Normalising Facial Oil

Hi everyone,

I have recently added the Manuka Doctor Normalising Facial Oil into my evening skincare routine, as I had run out of my previous anti-redness serum.

This took a while to grow on me, and the only reason why this was is because of the fragrance. But since I have been using it a while I now barely notice the scent. Also, this facial oil is blend of different oils.

- Rich in powerful plant extracts
- Designed to balance and refine the skins texture
- Refreshes and rebalances the complexion
- Refines the appearance of pores
- Skin looks smooth and luminous
- No parabans or SLS
- A blend of 18 different oils

Oils that Are Present in the Normalising Facial Oil
- Hazel seed oil
- Jojoba seed oil
- Rosehip seed oil
- Grape seed oil
- Argan oil
- Oryza seed oil
- Leptospermum Scoparium branch/ leaf
- Wheat Germ oil
- Sunflower seed oil
- Cucumber seed oil
- Passionflower oil
- Marula seed oil
- Papaya seed oil
- Seabuckthorn seed oil
- Spearmint leaf oil
- Patchuli oil
- Marigold flower oil
- Echinacea Root extract

This is a lighweight facial oil that sinks into the skin straight away, and it also leaves the skin feeling hydrated. I apply three drops every night, and it does seem to be taking my redness slowly.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Review: Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Serum

Hi everyone,

I have recently introduced the Caudalie Polyphenol C15 serum into my evening routine, and I have to say that I'm really enjoying it. 

The Caudalie C15 serum is highly concentrated with antioxidants, and it keeps the skin looking radiant and flawless.

- Highly concentrated with antioxidants
- Has a lightweight texture that quickly absorbs into the skin
- Keeps the skin looking radiant and flawless
- Defends against the aggressors of daily life such as UV rays, cigareete smoke and pollution
- Enriched with hyaluronic acid and olive squalling to hydrate and plump the skin
- Stops 100% of free radicals and visibly corrects wrinkles
- Intensly powerful shot of antioxidants

I use three drops of this serum after I have toned my face, and it quickly absorbs into the skin. It also has the signature Caudalie fragrance that I love and this makes it more pleasent to use. 

My skin seems to glowing more since that I have started using this serum. As well as feeling a lot more plumped and hydrated.

Overall, I've been impressed with serum and I have purchased a back up. 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Lush Favourites

Hi everyone,

I used to be an absolute Lush fanatic during my late teens, early twenties, and during that time I discovered some of my favourite products; and I repurchased them over and over again. I also got recommended a combination of products to use together, which I'm going to share with you at the end.

Karma Koomba Shampoo Bar

This worked an absolute treat on my hair when I kept on waking up with knots in the centre of my head, and it actually sorted the problem out. I used two full Karma shampoo bars, and I didn't have the knot problem with my hair up until recently. Here's the downside - it's been discontinued, but if you do want to try it then there's a chance it could appear on the Lush website in the Lush Kitchen. I've managed to purchase two for myself recently through the Lush Kitchen, but they do need to bring it back.

Avobath Bath Bomb

This was one of the first ever bath bombs that I ever tried from Lush, and I still love it. I had actually forgotten how gorgeous this smelt. Its a lovely, fresh citrus scent that isn't too overpowering.

You've Been Mangoed Bath Melt

If you love your skin to feel silky smooth and soft, and you like the scent of mangos. Try this, as its a delightful mango scent and it scent sticks to your skin. 

Big Blue Bath Bomb

I love this bath bomb as it turns the bath a lovely blue, and it also has seaweed inside the bath bomb itself. Its fragranced with lemon oil and lavender oil, which makes it really relaxing.

Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb

I think this is my all time favourite bath bomb from Lush, as it has an uplifting fragrance of bergamot, jasmine and lemon. It also turns your bath water into an array of colours.

Karma Soap

I used to love the Karma soap from Lush, and I went through a number of bars of this in the past. Even though its only a soap the scent sticks to your skin. 

Ocean Salt

This is one of the best exfoliators I've used, and I have gone through quite a few of the small tubs of this over the years. I also love the citrus, lemongrass scent that it has. There's a few variations of Ocean Salt now available at Lush, but its now better than ever.

Bubblegum Lip Scrubs

This is my favourite flavour out of the Lush lip scrubs. The granules in the lip scrubs are finer than what they were when I first started using it. Excellent lip scrub, and a little bit goes a long way.

Happy Hippy Shower Gel

This is my all time favourite shower gel from Lush, as its a zingy and lemon delight. Also a little bit goes a long way. I've lost count of how many bottles of this shower gel I have repurchased in the past, but its a good one.

Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask

This was the face mask I replied on when I was more acne prone, and it did an amazing job of getting rid of the acne. I also has an awesome blueberry scent to it. The only downside is that it has to be used in two weeks and also kept in the fridge.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

'Project Use It Up' 2017

Hi everyone,

At the beginning of April I will be starting 'Project Use It Up' again. My 'Project Use It Up' will run from the beginning of April 2017 and end on the 31st April 2018. I've also included a few rollover products from my 'Project Use It Up', as I didn't finish them.

Rollover Products
- Burt's Bees Coconut & Pear Lip Balm
- Lee Stafford Shine Head Shine Spray
- YSL Touche Eclat Foundation

New Products for 2017
- L'Occitane Verbena Shower Gel
- 5 Avon Shower Gels
- Blistex Mediplus Lip Balm
- Body Shop Chinese & Ginseng Face Mask
- Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne 30ml
- 3 Deluxe Size Body Lotions & 1 Mini Body Lotion
- Milkshake Leave in Conditioner
- M&S Lily of the Valley Shower Gel
- Ragdale Hall Lavender Oil Pillow Mist
- Clarins Jolie Rogue Lipstick in Pink Sugar
- Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis Cologne 30ml
- L'Oreal Expert Intense Repair Hair Mask
- Batiste Sweetie Dry Shampoo
- 2 Dove Shower Gels
- 3 Full Size Body Lotions
- Molten Brown Templetree Body Wash

I am aware that this is shower gel heavy this time around, but I have quite a lot of shower gel to use up. I'm also challenging myself to use up all the body lotions that I own. The big challenges that I have set for myself are to use up two lip balms, a lipstick and also a foundation. But, saying that I have already started making some progress on the lipbalms and also on the lipstick. Depending on how things go I may decide to add in a couple of more products, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.