Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Boots & Beauty Bay Haul

 Hi everyone,

I have recently been doing a bit shopping on both the Beauty Bay website and also in Boots.

BH Cosmetics 'Poolside' Brush Set
I have my eye on this brush set from BH Cosmetics for a good few months. It contains a good mix of brushes for both the face and the eyes, and all for less than the price of one MAC brush. These brushes are lovely and soft to the touch. The above photo just shows the eye brushes, but the face brushes are just as nice.

A Variety of Sheets Masks from 'Holika Holika'
I decided to pick up some more sheet masks the Korean brand 'Holika Holika', and they are priced very reasonably. I also wanted to explore the range a little more. The sheet masks I picked up are in Cucumber, Green Tea, Strawberry, Rose and Acai.

Matrix Biolage Hydra Source Hair Mask
I haven't used any Matrix hair products since my teenage years, so I decided to treat myself to their Hydra Source hair mask. This is defiantly worth the money, as not only does it smell fantastic but its filled right to the top; which surprised me when I opened it. I've got this to use as part of my scalp cleansing hair routine when my current hair mask runs out.

The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics
This is a relatively new product from 'The Ordinary', and it sounds like a product that my skin will enjoy. I got this to try once my Aurelia face oil runs out, and then I'll introduce this as part of my evening skincare routine. I love having an hydrating serum/ facial oil within my skincare routine, as I can tell if a difference if I have them or not.

Ofra Mini Lip Set
This is a lovely set of mini liquid lipsticks from Ofra, and I think this was from their Christmas Collection back in 2019. I have never tried any products from Ofra, but I have always wanted to try the brand. I'm looking forward to trying out their liquid lipsticks, as they have had nothing but good reviews for years.

Soap & Glory Body Range
I decided to pick up the body range from Soap & Glory that features their well known breakfast scrub. This range smells delightful, and I have purchased from this range the Rich & Foamous Body Wash, Smoothie Star Lightly Whipped Body Buttercream and also the Smoothie Star Body Milk. I love the scent of this range, as its sweet but not too sweet; as well as smelling delicious. I'm really looking forward to using these products over the warmer months, and the Body Buttercream will be used sometime during the colder months of this year.

Shea Moisture Body Products
I decided to get these as they was an absolute bargain in Boots, as they were clearing them out for some reason. I got two of the Coconut & Hibiscus Body Wash, a Coconut & Hibiscus Body Lotion and another Water Mint & Ginger Body Wash. I haven't got round to smelling the Water Mint & Ginger fragrance, but the Coconut & Hibiscus smells like heaven and I'm really looking forward to using the Coconut & Hibiscus range during the warmer months. I'm also looking forward to exploring the Shea Moisture brand, as I'm also interested in trying a few of their hair care ranges.

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Review: Aurelia Balance & Glow Day Oil

Hi everyone,

I have started to use the Aurelia Balance & Glow Day Oil as part of my evening skincare routine. This is the first product from Aurelia that I've ever used, and I'm really enjoying having it as part of my skincare routine.

This is a lovely lightweight oil is suitable for using both during the day and also in the evening. It aims to hydrate, rebalance, and provide nourishment to the skin. It also aims to even out skin tone, and it's suitable for all skin types.

Botanical Properties
The Aurelia Balance & Glow Day Oil is formulated with numerous botanicals and vitamins to benefit the skin's overall health.
The botanicals Kukui, Kalahari & Mongongo help to deliver high levels of vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids, which will help to protect and regenerate the skin. The botanicals of Hemp, Borage & Sweet Almond oils helps to soothe, hydrate and balance the skin that will help the skin to glow from morning through to the evening. It also has ingredients such as Jasmine, Plumeria, Tuberose & Mandarin to help provide a moment of mindfulness and relaxation.

Hemp - Soothing to the skin and rich in antioxidants
Mongongo - Rich in Vitamin E
Kukui - Hydrates and nourishes the skin
Borage - Rich in essential fatty acids

The Aurelia Balance and Glow Day Oil is a lovely, lightweight facial oil that sinks into the skin straight away. I prefer to use this as part of my evening skincare routine, as it provides just a moment of relaxation during my skincare routine.
I find that using three drops is more than enough, and before I press it into the skin I like to warm it in between my both of my hands as it helps it to sink into easier.

This is fragranced with natural ingredients, so it could be a little too much especially if you are sensitive to fragrance. So, it is something to watch out for.

This is a gorgeous facial oil from Aurelia, and I would like to explore more of this brand in the future.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Cult Beauty & Skinsider Haul

Hi everyone,

I have recently been doing a little bit of shopping, but in this haul it features products that I have been interested in purchasing for quite a while. I love both the Cult Beauty and Skinsider websites, as they both offer products that I'm interested in trying. Cult Beauty focuses on luxury and Skinsider is a UK based company that specialises in Korean and Asian skincare.

Molton Brown Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Bath & Shower Gel
I've had my eye on the Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel range from Molton Brown ever since it was released. To me this is lovely, refreshing scent that reminds me of being near the sea. Occasionally, I do like to treat myself to a more expensive shower gel, and I really like the Molton Brown shower gels as I have used a few of them in the past.

Molton Brown Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Hand Lotion
I decided to get the matching scent of the hand lotion, as I'm not far off from running out of hand cream. I've never tried a hand lotion from Molton Brown, but I'm really looking forward to having it on my bedside table to apply right before I go to bed.

Natasha Denona Mini Nude Palette
This is one eyeshadow palette from Natasha Denona that I've had my eye since I first heard about it back in 2020. This is slightly warmer than what I would usually go for with my eyeshadows, but I really like the Natasha Denona eyeshadow formula as it blends so easily.

Instree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream
I've had my eye on this moisturiser for while from Instree, as I think it would work well with my morning skincare routine as it give my skin an extra boost of hydration. Also, with it being a gel cream formula it should work well for my combination skin.

COSRX Green Tea Soothing Gel Cream
I decided to get the Green Tea Soothing Gel Cream as my next moisturiser to use as part of my evening skincare routine once my other one moisturiser runs out. I'm really looking forward to having this as part of my evening skincare routine, as I've never used anything from COSRX before; but I've heard nothing but good things about their products.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Fragrance Review: Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche EDT

Hi everyone,

Today I'm going to review one of my favourite ever fragrances from Chanel, and its the Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche EDT.

I have always loved this fragrance from Chanel, and already own it as the travel size. But I have been after a bottle of this for a very long time.

The Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche is a delight to wear, especially during the Spring & Summer months. The fragrance just has a lovely, fresh green scent, which isn't something that I would usually go for, but there's just something about this fragrance that I absolutely adore.

Fragrance Notes
Top Notes: Lemon, Cedar & Citron
Heart Notes: Water Hyacinth, Pink Pepper & Jasmine
Base Notes: Patchouli, White Musk, Vetiver, Teak Wood, Iris & Amber

To me I can't smell any woodsy scents in this fragrance, but I do seem to get the notes of Lemon, Water Hyacinth, Iris and maybe a bit of Amber.

If you wanted to try a fragrance from Chanel, but you are a little unsure I would recommend that you give this one a go, as its not only is it on the lighter side, but its also very wearable. Some of the other Chanel fragrances can be on the stronger side, especially if you haven't tried a Chanel fragrance before. This is a lovely introduction into the world of Chanel and the fragrances that they offer.