27 March 2015

Yves Rocher Serum Vegetal

Yves Rocher is a beauty brand which is relatively new to me. Since trying some products from their range last year I've been won over. I'm always impressed with the product quality and innovation so jumped at the chance to trial their latest range. 

The brand is really unique in the way it focuses on home-grown botanical ingredients and affordable, natural skincare. Yves Rocher's newest launch, Serum Vegetal is an anti-ageing range designed to nourish and restore the skin whilst smoothing lines and wrinkles. Whilst I'm currently wrinkle-free I see no reason not to prevent them in the future by starting early. The star ingredient in the new facial serums is mesembryanthemum crystallinum - also known as life plant. It is perfectly absorbed by skin and stimulates skin's protein and fights wrinkles. For more in-depth information about the science behind the products you can watch this video here

Both the day and night cream have a wonderful balmy texture. The uplifting fresh scent makes these a joy to use and the luxurious packaging allows the products to stand out on your dressing table. Both serums absorb into the skin quickly and after 2 weeks use I have noticed my skin appears firmer and incredibly soft. I just hope it is keeping the wrinkles at bay!

Yves Rocher Serum Vegetal Day and Night* rrp £42.00 and comes with free makeup bag. 

25 March 2015

4 Mini Reviews

Wet Brush Pro £11.99
If you suffer from tangled hair - listen up. Previous to trying the Wet Brush I was a big advocate of the Tangle Teezer. The only thing that niggled me about using it was the lack of handle and I was constantly dropping it. Since switching to the Wet Brush last year I haven't looked back since. I love the bright flower print of this design. See my full Wet Brush review here.
Activbod Feel Great Shower Concentrate £5
Activbod is a range created for use pre/post exercise. The range, available at Boots, contains 6 gender-free products formulated with therapeutic fragrances and ingredients for skin protection, perspiration and body control, plus cooling and warming agents to help prepare muscles and aid their recovery. I've been testing out the shower concentrate to help cleanse and refresh my body. The travel-friendly tube has an uplifting scent which helps cool and soothe post workout. A lovely little product which makes exercising more enjoyable!
Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator £25.99
Proactiv+ appealed to me becuase the range is designed to help reduce the appearance of spots and blemishes whilst leaving skin hydrated. Although I do suffer from blemishes I can also get really dry skin. The new range contains Smart Target Technology which is developed to deliver more salicylic acid straight to the pores. The Skin Smoothing Exfoliator is designed to be used daily to slough away dead skin cells, dirt, oil and makeup. It leaves skin feeling soft and smooth and is gentle enough for all skin types. It helps to treat blemishes and reduce the appearance of scars. Although this is a little pricey the big tube will last you ages!
Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil Deodorant £6.40
I've been intrigued to test out a natural deodorant so I jumped at the opportunity to test out this one from Australian Bodycare. The non-irritating deodorant is designed to remove and prevent odour. Whilst I don't have strong body odour I tend to sweat a lot if I don't use the right protection. I did find this help to prevent sweating but it didn't completely mask odour and I don't think this would be strong enough if I was partaking in exercise. Let me know if you have any natural deodorant recommendations.

What products have you tried out recently? 

23 March 2015

I Love... & CoppaFeel #SHOWERHIJACK

I love... coppafeel showerhijack
UK Beauty brand I Love... has teamed up with breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel this month to urge ladies everywhere to fondle their breasts next time they shower.

I Love... have launched the Perfectly Peachy Shower Creme which features breast cancer signs and symbols on the bottle so you can get to know your peaches whilst you shower. 

If like me, you're guilty of not checking for lumps and bumps on a regular basis this campaign will hopefully encourage us to become more aware of our breasts. And if you're not sure what's normal and what isn't, the shower creme feature an informative chart detailing how to check your boobs and what to look out for. It's an added bonus that the Perfectly Peachy wash leaves my bathroom smelling like a fruity paradise. 

I think this is a lovely idea and I will definitely be taking part in the #SHOWERHIJACK campaign. Perfectly Peachy launches today (23 March),exclusive to Boots, so make sure you grab a bottle and don't forget to grab your boobs too. 

22 March 2015

Makeup Revolution Naked Underneath Palette | Review

You all know I can't resist a neutral eyeshadow palette. Say hello to the newest beauty in my collection - the Makeup Revolution Naked Underneath Palette. It's everything I could wish for; subtle shimmer, great colour pay-off and a selection of shades suitable for any occasion. 

You may not be able to tell from the photo above but the packaging is furry, yeah furry. I'm not too sure as to why you would want a furry palette but it's something different! It's what's on the inside that counts and that certainly is the case with this. For a budget buy these shadows are pretty impressive. Sixteen blend-able and wearable shades that last throughout the day. Plus, the large mirror is an added bonus. The palette contains a mixture of matte and shimmery shades with the latter being more pigmented. The colours make transitioning your look from day to night a whole lot easier. My most used shades are 'Wonderous' and 'Love'. The only colours I wasn't too impressed with were 'Attention' and 'Seeking' both of which didn't seem to pack much of a punch. 

If you love a smokey eye I think you're going to love this. Makeup Revolution Naked Underneath Palette* £7.99. Available to buy online here

18 March 2015

3 Makeup Products You Need For An Effortless Glow

makeup products for glowing skin

This awkward time inbetween seasons can play havoc on our skin. Mine certainly could do with a little TLC. I have a trio of multi-tasking miracle products to boost your complexion and leave it looking effortlessly glowing. 

When my skin is resembling 50 shades of grey I turn to a brightening base to boost my dull complexion. I've recently been loving the new CC foundation from Glo&Ray. This light-weight liquid seamlessly covers blemishes and imperfections but still manages to look natural on skin. The slightly dewy finish is perfect for Spring and if you want to achieve flawless, photo-shopped skin (we don't always want to look natural do we) use this as a primer and apply your favourite foundation on top. 
Temple Spa is a brand that's quickly becoming a firm favourite. Their products all ooze quality and have added skincare benefits. The Look On The Bright Side Instant Radiance Boost has a peachy tint to it which leaves skin looking juicy in a natural way without being too shimmery. The subtle glow this gives is suitable to apply all over, before makeup or after for an extra boost. 
If you're fond of creamy textures there is no doubt you wont love the Essence Cream to Powder Highlighter. This easy to blend cream works best swiped  onto cheekbones, under your brows or on your cupids bow for a natural highlight. The pinky-white tone would suit those with fair skin best but if you have a darker complexion I'd recommend the Temple Spa Illuminator.

Now you're well on your way to achieving a brighter, more radiant complexion. What are your go-to products for glowing skin?

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