Ooh! Oils Of Heaven

Ooh! Facial Oils

Ooh! Facial Oils

I love being introduced to new brands, especially when they’re quite new and have a strong ethical mission statement & I think Oils of Heaven are a company that really do that

‘Oils of Heaven was established to scour the world for the most effective beauty oils known to humankind and bring them to a wider audience. Oils whose effectiveness in repairing cells and healing skin has stood the test of time over centuries. Once identified, Oils of Heaven strives to source these oils from small local suppliers in a fair and equitable manner, trying to help particularly women to establish a  livelihood for themselves and for the community. Oils of Heaven strives to bring you the absolute best of nature in a sustainable, equitable and natural way to make the world a more beautiful place.”

I have been trying out two of their facial oils and being someone that loves using face oils in their skincare routine I was excited to see how these compared to some of my holy grail products (lets just say one of them has become a firm favourite).

Ooh! Natural Cacay Anti Aging Face Oil* £39.00

This face oil only has one ingredient, it is 100% Caryodendron Orinocense Nut Oil, (Cacay Oil). This oil originated in Columbia and Oils of Heaven are the very first brand to bring pure Cacay Oil to the UK market. This Oil has a high content of vitamin A, vitamin E and Linoleic Acid (omega-6) which have effective results in skincare.

Vitamin A (retinol) – is an wonderful anti-oxidant which helps to kick start the skin’s natural renewal process, rebuilding, replenishing cells and skin tissue. It also leaves the skin velvety smooth, radiant and wrinkles appear less noticeable

Vitamin E – again this is anti oxidant rich which helps replenish moisture in the skin. It will also repair and protect the skin against environmental aggressors and treat the first signs of aging by promoting new skin cell growth and speeding up cell regeneration.

Linoleic Acid (omega-6) – which helps provide a healthy balance of moisture in the skin, soothe inflammation, minimise scaring and protect the skin from environmental aggressors.

So this is quite the wonder oil & it does a little bit of everything. This oil doesn’t feel too heavy or greasy and after a couple of minutes its absorbed in to the skin leaving it soft, smooth and very hydrated. This facial oil can be used day or night and I have used it in place of my serum and that seems to work well under my moisturiser without feeling too greasy.

Cacay Facial Oil

Ooh! Organic Moringa Anti Oxidant Face Oil* £19.00

This oil also only has one ingredient, it is 100% Organic Moringa Oleifera Kernel Oil.

Organic Moringa Oil is an excellent cleanser and moisturiser as it contains high levels of natural anti-oxidant as well as oleic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C. It is ideal for preventing free radicals and other skin damaging agents.

Oleic Acid – this is a really effective moisturiser and will also help reduce inflammation.

Vitamin A (retinol) – is an wonderful anti-oxidant which helps to kick start the skin’s natural renewal process, rebuilding, replenishing cells and skin tissue. It also leaves the skin velvety smooth, radiant and wrinkles appear less noticeable

Vitamin C – keeps your skin supple, radiant and it also fights the effects of free radicals.

This face oil is great at giving the skin a real luminosity, so if like me you have quite dull skin you would benefit from adding this to your skincare routine. I also love using a few drops under my face masks, just for a little extra hydration and glow.

I think Ooh! Oils of Heaven are a brand to keep your eye on and if you’re into natural, organic skincare then they’re a brand you will want to check out. I found their oils gentle, hydrating and very nousishing on my skin. I have to say the Cacay Anti Aging Face Oil was my favourite of the two. It calmed redness in my skin, gave such a boost of hydration and helped reduce dark marks left from blemishes. How could I not love it.

Have you heard of this brand? Let me know what your favourite face oils are.

Oils of Heaven are available in the UK from www.lovelula.com

*PR Sample

Jurlique Hand and Nail Care

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream 2016

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream 2016

I’m excited to Introduce you to 3 new and exciting products from one of my favourite skincare brands, Jurlique. They are releasing a complete hand care ritual and I think you are going to love them!

A little background – Jurlique is an Australian brand which was started back in 1985 by a husband & wife dedicated to harnessing the power of nature to create incredibly effective products. Their ethos was Nature + Science = Beauty and to this day Jurlique develop high performance skincare, using potent, biodynamic (Biodynamics is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, food production and nutrition), organic and natural ingredients sourced the world over.

I always get excited when Jurlique launch a new product and to have 3 to share with you today is pretty special. Jurlique have extended their hand care range to include an Exfoliating Treatment Mask, a Nail & Cuticle Treatment Oil and also a limited edition Rose Handcream Handpicked. Everything you need to keep your hands looking and feeling their best.

Jurlique Exfoliating Hand Treatment

Jurlique Exfoliating Hand Treatment* 100ml £20

This has a cream texture with tiny exfoliating Jojoba beads which provide just enough scrub without being abrasive. I like that this is a multi benefit 2 in 1 treatment mask and scrub. Apply a generous amount to the backs of your hands, fingers and forearms, relax for 5 minutes then with a little warm water massage off making use of the Jojoba beads. It leaves your hands velvety soft, smooth and nourished. It includes,

  • Red & White Clay – to absorb impurities
  • Jojoba Beads – to gently exfoliate
  • Shea Butter – to soften and hydrate
  • Calendula Extract – to nourish and protect

I can really see a difference in my hands after using this, they look healthier and they don’t get dry as quickly. I know a specific hand scrub isn’t a must have but if your budget allows for one then this Jurlique offering is luxurious and very effective. I have promised myself to make it part of my weekly manicure routine. Got to look after those hands, after all its one of the areas that shows the first signs of ageing. You get 100ml of product and so that will last a good few months.

10ml for £12, I think this oil is a bargain & a product that will serve you well and last for ages and one that I am very excited to have in my collection. My cuticles will be in tip top condition.

Jurlique Nail and Cuticle Treatment Oil

Jurlique Nail & Cuticle Treatment Oil* 10ml £12

I have to say that I have terrible cuticles, they are always dry, flaky and need a little TLC! This oil is just what I needed, it couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Its an indulgent treatment oil that will nourish, condition and soothe cuticles as well as strengthening dry brittle nails.

This has a very fancy & fuss free pipet dispenser so you only need a very small amount of oil on each cuticle, I would say 2 – 3 drops will be enough for both hands. I gently massage the oil around my cuticle and nails then leave it to sink in. Its quite greasy so you may want to do this treatment when you have time to relax & not be on your computer, phone etc. The oil contains,

  • Rosemary Extract – to strengthen dry brittle nails
  • Horsetail Extract – to strengthen dry brittle nails
  • Carrot Root – to soothe cracked cuticles
  • Calendula – to nourish and soothe dry cuticles
  • Almond & Macadamia Oils – to intensely hydrate and restore moisture

Jurlique Rose Handcream ltd Edition

Jurlique Rose Handcream Handpicked* 150ml £36

This Jurlique release is a limited edition version of one of their most iconic and best selling products – and I have to say this offering is my favourite Jurlique handcream to date. This Rose handcream is simply beautiful, everything from the outer cardboard packaging right down to the cream itself is so luxurious and smells so good.

This 2016 limited edition Handpicked version features Jurlique’s unique Rosa gallica Flower Extract. This precious extract is drawn exclusively from this years vintage of the pure and potent Roses grown at the Jurlique Farm in the Adelaide Hills.

All the roses used in this limited edition product were handpicked and all the Rosa galica Flower Extract from this years harvest has gone into this luxurious handcream so it won’t be used in another Jurlique product this year.

  • Sweet Almond Oil – to moisturise and soften
  • Rosa gallica Flower Extract – to protect, restore moisture and soothe
  • Macadamia Oil – to intensly hydrate and restore moisture
  • Calendula – to soothe, soften and protect against dry skin

Its a rich cream that will nourish, deeply moisturise and replenish dry hands. Leaving them feeling velvety soft and smelling beautiful. This isn’t a cream for your handbag, this is a beautifully packaged cream that will be beautiful on your vanity or bedside table so you are reminded to apply it throughout the day. You get a whopping 150ml of product and you need only the smallest amount to feel the benefits. This would make a really thoughtful gift or treat for someone special.

Which of the new Jurlique releases are you most excited for?

All three products are avialable from www.Jurlique.co.uk also at Debenhams, and www.lookfantastic.com

*PR Sample

M&S Summer Beauty Box 2016

M&S Summer Beauty Box

Heads up!

To celebrate the Queen’s Official Birthday in June, M&S will be launching their Summer Beauty Box. Spend £40 on M&S Beauty, Clothing or Home and customers can purchase the M&S Summer Beauty Box for just £10!

 Available from 9th-13th June at M&S Stores Nationwide and at www.marksandspencer.co.uk.

M&S Beauty Gift With Purchase

M&S Summer Beauty Box Contents

This box is jam packed full of Summer beauty essentials and is worth over £120. You get 14 incredible products, either full sized or deluxe samples. I’m very impressed with the contents and this there are so many cult brands and products included. This is a beauty box not to be missed so make sure you get hold of one quickly because they are going to sell out fast! So included in this beauty box is,

  • Swell Ultimate Protect & Renew Serum, 30ml.
  • Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic, 50ml.
  • Philip Kingsley Citrus Sunshine Swimcap Cream, 50ml.
  • Pure Instant Radiance Hot Cloth Cleanser, 50ml.
  • REN Instant Firming Beauty Shot, 10ml.
  • Island Escape Eau de Toilette, 25ml.
  • Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, 10ml.
  • Ultrasun Face SPF30 Sun Protection, 25ml.
  • PUR Correcting Primer Illuminate & Glow, 10ml.
  • M&S Sun Smart Sun Lotion SPF30, 50ml.
  • Leighton Denny Crystal Finish Quick Dry Top Coat, full size.
  • Stila Lip Glaze Raspberry, full size.
  • Nails Inc Gel One Coat Nail Polish in Chiltern Park, full size.
  • Percy & Reed Volumising No Oil Oil, 30ml.

M&S Summer Beauty Box 2016

Summer Beauty Box from M&S

This M&S Beauty Box is worth over £120 and is available from today at M&S Stores Nationwide and at www.marksandspencer.co.uk remember all you need to do is – Spend £40 on M&S Beauty, Clothing or Home and you can purchase this M&S Summer Beauty Box for just £10. 

I am most excited to try the Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic, Nails Inc Gel One Coat Nail Polish in Chiltern Park and Stila Lip Glaze Raspberry. Although all 14 products are fab and ideal for taking away with you on your Summer holiday.

Let me know if you manage to get your hands on a box & Happy 90th Birthday Queenie.

*PR Sample

Sigma Beauty at HQHair

I have never tried any products from Sigma Beauty but I always hear American YouTubers and Beauty Bloggers talking about this brand. You can purchase Sigma products from HQ Hair if you’re in the UK and they have a small selection of both makeup & brushes.

I have been testing out two products from them so I thought i’d let you know how I got on.

Sigma Beauty

First up the packaging of both makeup products is lovely and simple, I really like this minimal but bold style.

Sigma Power Stick in Sigma Pink

Hold on to your hats this is one heck of a bold pink – its POW in your face bold. Its pigmented and the colour is intense after just one application. Its a true magenta pink and its such a pretty shade. The formula is creamy and feels lovely on the lips. I thought with it having quite a buttery texture that it wouldn’t have great staying power but I was wrong, this stays put for hours and although the colour does wear down a little its still a lovely bright pink.

Sigma Pink Lipstick

The packaging is a gorgeous bold vibrant pink and the lipstick feels luxurious & quite weighty. It has a magnetic close which is very satisfying and means its not going to come undone in your handbag. It has Sigma embossed on the actual lipstick and a pretty holographic Sigma Pink logo on the outer pink packaging. It feels lovely in your hand and I think its up there in terms of quality. If you like that full coverage bold lip look then this Sigma Pink Power Stick is one you need to try.

I’m smitten and I now want to try a few more shades & there are 6 shades to pick from.

  • Sigma Pink: Signature magenta pink
  • Clover: Soft, wearable pink
  • In Spades: Earthy, natural lip color
  • Nancy: Soft peach
  • Bloody Good: Heirloom tomato red
  • Stamina: Electric, bold plum

Pink Sigma Lipstick

Sigma Makeup at HQ Hair

Sigma Line Ace Liquid Eyeliner* 

I do love an intense black liquid liner & love trying out new brands, they always have a lot to live up to if they are to beat my beloved Charlotte Tilbury. This Sigma eyeliner offering is in the shade Legend and its so jet black, as intensely black as it gets. It does have a glossy finish which I  personally do not mind. It dried down quite quickly and stayed put throughout the day, no transferring or smudging.

It has a very precise brush applicator, which was quite easy to use and I was able to get a very neat finish but I just prefer a nib rather than a brush. I find that is easier to achieve more of a bold liner look and I can control it better. I am going to practise a little more & see if it can win me over, because the colour is the blackest liner I have used.

This Line Ace comes in some beautifully vibrant shades & I think the purple looks amazing.

  • Sigma Pink: Signature magenta pink
  • Legend: Classic black
  • Inscription: Bold purple
  • Endorse: Bold white
  • Robust: Deep olive green
  • Monogram: Warm deep brown

Sigma Makeup Swatches

Have you tried anything from Sigma Beauty or do you like the look of the two products I have been testing out?