Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Review: Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

Hi everyone,

I have recently started to use the Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser from Superdrug, as my first cleanse in my morning skincare routine.

- Rich in natural Vitamin E
- High in antioxidants to help defend the skin against environmental damage
- Uses oatmeal to help provide a gentle but effective exfoliation to reveal a deeply cleansed, soft and radiant skin
- Enriched with naturally sourced Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that will protect the skin against environmental damage and premature ageing by combating the harmful effects of free radicals
- The indulgent formula also contains a skin conditioning multivitamin complex that comprises of Vitamins A, B, F & H; which is also combined with Horse Chestnut extract to help care for dry skin.
- Suitable for normal to dry skin

This is a lovely hot cloth cleanser from the Vitamin E range from Superdrug. It has a really lovely thick consistency that applies really well to the skin, and once warm water has been added it makes the hot cloth cleanser even more effective.

The Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser does have a mild powdery scent to it, but once water has been added to it the scent seems to disappear. Once the cleanser has been has been removed by using warm water the scent doesn't stay on the skin.

This is a lovely hot cloth cleanser to use, and its also a fantastic budget friendly option. It has a lovely thick consistency, which messages into the skin easily; and it does an effective job at cleansing skin. I've also found that it doesn't irritate my skin, but that doesn't mean that it will affect your skin type as does have a mild fragrance to this cleanser.

I use the Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser as the first cleanse in my evening skincare routine, and once it has been removed I find that my skin feels slightly nourished and a little hydrated.

I have been thoroughly impressed with this cleanser from Superdrug's Vitamin E range, and I would love to explore some more of Superdrug's skincare. 

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Superdrug Haul

 Hi everyone,

I have recently been doing some shopping recently in Superdrug, as I was in need of a few things plus there was a few things that I have been wanting to try over the past few months.

Imperial Leather Limited Edition Shower Gels
The scents from the new limited edition Imperial Leather shower gel range really appealed to me, so I chose two scents that appealed to me the most. The scents I chose were Coco Colada and Shake Your Bambootay. The Coco Colada scent is a refreshing fruity coconut fragrance while Shake Your Bambootay is a fruity bamboo fragrance. Just by smelling them I think I'm going to enjoy the Shake Your Bambootay shower gel the most.

Superdrug Fruity Shower Gels in Orange & Satsuma and Cherry & Almond
I've always wanted to try the shower gels from Superdrug, but I have never got around to it until now. I've always liked orange scented products so I decided to purchase the Orange & Satsuma fragrance to see what its like; and the Cherry & Almond scented shower gel is one that I'm really looking forward to using as it smells heavenly and 'good enough to eat'.

Superdrug Vitamin E Body Creams in Lavender & Hibiscus
I'm currently using my last body butter, and I wanted to try one from Superdrug, so I decided to try the fragrances in Lavender & Hibiscus. The lavender fragrance will work beautifully before bedtime, and the hibiscus fragrance should be lovely to use throughout the year. Also, a potion of the price of the hibiscus body cream goes to charity.

Studio London Blush Brush & Powder Brush
I decided to purchase another one of each brushes that I posted in my previous Superdrug Haul, as they are so soft and really sturdy. These aren't bad brushes, and really good quality for being such a purse friendly price.

MUA Pro Base Fixing Spray
I got the Pro Base Fixing Spray by MUA, as I was looking for a cheaper alternative to my MAC Fix+ to foil my eyeshadows and pigments. This is what I was looking for and it was only £4, so I'm hoping that it will foil my eyeshadows just as well as my trustworthy MAC Fix+.

NYX Glitter Glue
I decided to get a tube of the famous glitter glue from NYX, as I've just purchased a few pigments that have glitter in them and I needed something a little stronger than just my standard eye primer.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Fragrance Review: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme EDP

Hi everyone,

I have recently treated myself to a bottle of Pour Femme by Dolce & Gabbana. It's a lovely warm fruity fragrance that is very wearable for both during the day and in the evening.

Fragrance Notes
Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Raspberry & Neroli
Heart Notes: Orange Blossom & Jasmine
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Marshmallow & Heliotrope

This is a lovely wearable fragrance that can be worn either during the day and also in the evening. The fragrance on myself pulls more of a darker raspberry, but with some added to depth. So, to me this is a more sophisticated fruity fragrance and nothing like the sweet fragrances that you would usually come across.

The reason why I said that this would make an ideal 'going out' fragrance is because of the added depth it has within the base notes. Also, the base notes adds a warmth to the fragrance to give it something a little extra; but without overdoing it.

This fragrance would be an ideal gift for someone who you know that adores a fruity fragrance, but looking for a something a little different and slightly unique.

This is wonderful fragrance from Dolce & gabbana that be worn both during the day and in the evening; and it would also make a nice fragrance to wear during the Autumn and Winter months.

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Beauty Bay Haul

 Hi everyone,

I have recently been doing a little bit of online shopping over at Beauty Bay. This haul is a combination of two orders that I made within the same week.

Sample Beauty Sparkle Pigments in Winter Blues, Northern Lights, Salma & Candycane
These pigments from Sample Beauty are absolutely gorgeous. They honestly don't look like much in their little tub, but once they hit the light they SPARKLE. 
- Winter Blues is the first one on the left and its a turquoise blue
- Northern Lights is the second one on the left and its more pale neutral blue
- Salma is the champagne/ bronze shade in the centre
- Candycane is a red/blue/ green shade similar to Urban Decay's Solstice eyeshadow, but with a lot more sparkle.

By Beauty Bay Brushes in Contour Queen & Shade Out 
These are make up brushes from Beauty Bay's own make up line, and these are really great quality for the price. The Contour Queen brush is quite densely packed, but I don't contour so I thought I would use it as a foundation brush instead. I actually brought two of the Shade Out brushes, as these are what I'll be using to apply my pigments and glitter glue as they are small enough, plus they are inexpensive so I don't mind using them for that reason.

Holika Holika Sheet Masks in Cucumber & Green Tea
I thought I would give the sheet masks a try from Holika Holika as they had really good reviews, so I decided to get the cucumber and also the green tea to see how I like them.

By Beauty Bay 'Book of Magic' Eyeshadow Palette
I decided to treat myself to the 'Book of Magic' eyeshadow palette, as I craving a few blue and purple eyeshadows as well as bit of colour in my make up collection. I really like the look of this palette, but I have never tried Beauty Bay's eyeshadow formulation before. But, I also like that its a colourful eyeshadow palette on a budget.

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Review: L'Occitane Gel to Foam Facial Cleanser

Hi everyone,

I have recently started to use L'Occitane's Gel to Foam Cleanser as part of my evening skincare.

- A fresh daily cleanser for all skin types that is infused with cucumber & thyme
- Refreshes the face & helps reduce imperfections
- Infused with cucumber, which is known for its refreshing properties and also thyme.
- Rich in zinc to help reduce any blemishes
- Transforms into a soft foam that gently cleanses and removes impurities and make up. Leaves the skin feeling soft, comfortable and purified.

This is a lovely gel cleanser that lathers really nice once water has been added. I've also found that you only need to use a small amount to get the job done.

The fragrance itself is were I find it to get a little bit weird. The cucumber and thyme fragrance smells really nice in the bottle, but once it has been applied to the skin and water has been added it smells not as i would have expected.
My expectations of this cleanser of it smelling like a lovely, refreshing cucumber went out of the window when I started to use this on the first week. The reality of this scent is that it actually smells like a cross between a car air freshener and also going through a car wash at the same time.

Don't get me wrong, as its a really nice cleanser. It's just the fragrance I can't get past, and this is the only product from L'Occitane that this has happened with.