Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Melvita L'Or Bio Illuminating Cream

I had hoped to slip this post up before Christmas but things got crazy and I didn't get the chance. However I'm still loving this cream and just have to share a quick review of it. 

The Melvita L'Or products are formulated with a blend of 5 precious organic oils to give you super soft skin, and contain a pretty natural luster from the mineral pigments (mica, red iron oxide & white titanium dioxyde) to make you glow. The Melvita L'Or Bio Illuminating Cream is my new go to body product to apply if I'm going somewhere and have some skin showing. (Give your body a slimming boost by applying the Melvita L'Or Bio Illuminating Cream to the fronts of your legs, on your d√©colletage and arms). Right now I'm loving thick, nourishing, hydrating body creams and the  Melvita L'Or Bio Illuminating Cream is just gorgeous. The combination of a nourishing cream that also smells divine as well as feeling and looking good is GREAT. It has the same fragrance that the original L'Or Bio oil has, Sicillian bergamot, lemon, orange, rose, jasmine, fig, cedarwood and vanilla.n The organic beewax will nourish and repair skin, with Morrocan Argan oil, Indonesian Kendi oil, Amazonian Inca Inchi oil, Pracaxi Oil & Brazillian Buriti oil - this is definitely a cream sourced using the best world wide ingredients.  It really is a fabulous cream for right now to combat the winter weather. 

FeelUnique has it on sale right now for £23.40, instead of the full price of £26.00, so why not grab one now while it's on offer here!

Handbag Essentials: The Body Shop Hand Cream & Nivea Lip Butter

No matter the brand or make two products you will always find in my handbag are lip butter and hand cream, especially in winter! Right now I'm enjoying The Body Shop Hand Cream and Nivea's Lip Butter Original, they are two products that do exactly what you need them do it and quickly. The Nivea lip butters are smooth and silky, light weight yet extremely moisturising no matter how chapped or dry my lip gets. I have mainly been using the original formulation because it means I can layer it under or over lipsticks. The range does also have some other yummy flavours, 'Blueberry Blush', 'Vanilla & Macadamia' & 'Raspberry Rose', the last being my favourite flavoured butter.

Onto The Body Shop Shea Hand Cream while there's nothing much to go into about, it does exactly what it says on the tube. It is a satiny gel-cream texture that absorbs quickly, leaving no residue which is why it's been in my handbag for a few weeks now. Plus I love the light shea butter fragrance, it's really fresh smelling. They do have a few other scents in this range which are all equally fab and smell yummy too.

You can purchase The Body Shop Shea Hand Cream for £3.50 here & the Nivea Original Lip Butter for £2.10 here.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara Ultra Black

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara Ultra Black

Every so often I come across a product that I instantly fall in love with and this time it's from Bourjois, their Volume 1 Seconde Mascara. I was sent the original a while back but I sadly lost the sample and it seemed that every time I tried to repurchase it, it was sold out. Last month I finally got hold of one of them and couldn't believe how fabulous my lashes looked after one coat. I have both the original black and the newer intense black version, I prefer this ultra black version purely for that slight darker lash look.

It is one of those mascara that give you perfect full looking lashes after one application. Though you do need to let it dry out a bit to get the most from it. It has a comb wand which I prefer, as I find they tend to separate my lashes better than 'brush' wands do. You really do only need one coat but for me there is no such thing as too much mascara, I apply about 3 coats until my lashes are plumped up and looking delightfully false (but not overly so). The black colour helps create that full looking lash, you don't need to apply liner to the lash line to help give the illusion of longer fuller lashes this does it all for you. The formula is really good, I don't find my lashes 'drop' during the day or give any fall out, nor does it smudge on me. I can't stand a mascara that smudges on my brow bone or underneath my eye. Despite the fact it stays on well it isn't a hassle to remover, I use Floracil from Gatineau and one cotton wool pad per eye removers all my eye make-up easily - no lash loss.

For £9.99 you really can't beat this mascara, yes there are high end brands that do fab mascara's but at this price range it gets a thumbs up from me. If you can find a tube then I recommend giving it a whirl. 
You can buy it from Boots for £9.99 (they also currently have a 3 for 2 offer on Bourjois products).

What mascara are you loving right now? 
Or are you a fan of this Bourjois gem?

Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Gift - bareMinerals Lasting Line Collection

BareMinerals is still one of my favourite makeup brands, I really love their ready eye shadow quads and their loose eye liners. This is a lovely set of their Lasting Line eye liners, it has every colour a beauty lover could want, from neutrals to some pops of colour. The formula is really creamy and soft, they have infused them with a 'nourishing blend of minerals and vitamin C'. The softness of the pencil means you can blend them easily, so whether you want a smokey finish or to create a precise line you can achieve both with one liner. If you have a little time and a good blending brush, I did a really soft smokey eye for daytime, using 'Stay Golden' & 'Eternal Bronze' which looked gorgeous together. They lasted well on my eyes too, I've worn a few colours recently and they have stayed put all day without moving or smudging. The twist up pencil design has a smudger at the end and underneath that is a sharpener to use if you want a precise line. I'm seriously impressed with these beautiful shades, for me my favourites are True Blue, Steadfast Slate & Constant Copper (which are the last 3 shades on the swatches). For me there is something about Bare Mineral's eye products that I always enjoy using, the Lasting Liner collection is no different. 

This collection is great value for money as normally each pencil would usually be £14.00, in this kit you get these 10 shades for £42.48 that works out at £4.24 each! 

Treat someone this Christmas to the bareMinerals 10 Piece Day & Night Delights Lasting Line Collection is £42.48 from QVC UK here!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas Gifts - Avon Luck for Her EDP

Avon Luck for Her Eau De Parfum
Choosing a fragrance for someone as a Christmas present is quite a tricky challenge, so I thought I'd share a few of my picks that would make great gifts starting with this one. Avon Luck for Her Eau De Parfum is a lovely sparkling fragrance that would seduce anyone, with notes of sparkling citrus, red berries blended with warm inviting sandalwood and creamy white florals to create a scent that will have the man in your life telling you how amazing you smell. Not only did my partner adore this scent on me, he said from a guy's point of view it was a lovely scent that definitely invites you in. But even my friends and a lady on the tube even asked what perfume as was wearing, it really is a scent that draws people in. They were all surprised when I said it was Avon Luck for Her, but pleasantly so as it meant they could put it on their lists and know it wouldn't break the bank. It is the type of perfume that works well from day to night, whether you wear it around the house to add a touch of glamour or to a evening party it will last for hours. The elegant packaging with it's bow topped bottle will look chic being pulled out of your handbag or left on a vanity table. 

Get someone you love a bottle this Christmas from Avon, price £9.00 here!

Christmas Gifts - L'Occitane Relaxing Lavender Collection

L'Occitane Relaxing Lavender Collection

L'Occitane always do great gift boxes for Christmas and this year my favourite has to be the Relaxing Lavender Collection. It can be a busy and stressful time for each of us and taking some time to pamper and relax is key to make it through the festive period. This set has everything you need to have a relaxing bathing experience, that is indulgent and soothing to the senses. The collection has been put together to include the perfect products to unwind with. In the collection you receive:
• 500ml Lavender Foaming Bath 
• 150g Lavender Lavender Scented Candle 
• 30ml Lavender Hand Cream 
• 35g Lavender Perfumed Sachet 
• 75ml Organic Lavender Body Lotion 
• 100g Lavender Bonne Mere Soap.
Take an evening to pour in some of the Lavender Foaming Bath to hot running water, light the candle and escape from the day for just a little time. Then you can make sure you are fully relaxed by massaging in the body lotion and hand cream. Take a few seconds to inhale the essential oils, it will really help to relax the mind as well as body. I am a bit picky with Lavender scents as more often than not they don't have a true lavender smell, but over the years I have always gone to L'Occitane for their lavender range. Come into my home and from the soaps to candles, I adore the range. 
Whether it's a gift for yourself (who says we can't treat ourselves too?) or a gift for someone you know who needs to de-stress and unwind, you can't go wrong with these products. Plus with the fabulous printed box, you can recycle afterwards and use it for storing other delicious goodies. 
Priced £45.00 from L'Occitane here