Olivine Atelier Love + Roses Beauty Mist

I had seen this Olivine Atelier Love + Roses Beauty Mist all over Pinterest & absolutely loved the look of it. The design of the bottle & typography used looks simple and pretty and if there is one product I’m addicted to buying it is beauty mists. I use them as a toner, to refresh my makeup and to stay cool in the warmer months so when I heard that you could purchase this in the UK (it was only available in the USA until recently) I knew I had to treat myself to a bottle.

I treated myself to the smaller 2oz bottle & its just so cute! It is a glass bottle so not that travel friendly, but as I said the design is so sleek and ticks all the boxes. This Beauty Mist is multi use & it,

‘Silkens and tones skin, refreshes weary hair and makeup, uplifts the spirit. Just mist liberally on face, hair, and body for instant hydration and soul-affirming aromatherapy.’

Love & Roses Beauty Mist

It has a really pretty floral scent which is refreshing and uplifting, its so nice to have sat on your desk to use when you feel a little tired or in need of a boost of hydration. This isn’t just a run of the mill face spray Olivine Atelier have included lots of ingredients that will help hydrate, soothe and combat the signs of aging. Its quite incredible & includes,

  • Rosa Damascena Flower Water & Rosa Damascena Flower Oil: known to refine and renew skin at the cellular level, with powerful anti-inflammatory action
  • Cassia Augustifolia Seed Polysaccharide: mimics hyaluronic acid to retain water on the surface of the skin and hair
  • Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract: a powerhouse adaptogenic herb that protects skin and hair from environmental damage, minimises fine lines and wrinkles, and assists with stress and fatigue management
  • Moringa Seed Extract: a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that promotes collagen production, supports skin firmness, and boosts the immune system
  • Andean Orchid Flower essence promotes youthful vitality and cellular regeneration
  • Rose Quartz essence + other precious gems: for soul-affirming aromatherapy, the revitalising and uplifting powers of self-love, confidence, grace, beauty and self-esteem

I’ve mostly used this as a face mist but I do spray a little on to my arms & chest area when I get out of the shower in the morning and It feels lovely & refreshing on the skin. I have had my bottle for almost 2 months now and although it is only a small bottle I have only used half, I use it most days too. I will be buying the larger 8oz size and also treating my Mum to a small one for her birthday. I know she will enjoy using it as much as me and I’m head over heels in love with it!

I also have my eye on Love + Salt from the same brand, which sounds perfect for achieving those Summer beach waves

Love + Roses is 100% natural, vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly (the glass bottles are reusable and recyclable) and made in small batches with love in the Pacific Northwest.

Olivine Atelier Love + Roses Beauty Mist 2oz £8.50 from www.abeautifulworld.co.uk

Olivine Atelier also has a lovely Etsy Store 

CULT51 Night Cream Review

CULT51 Night Cream £125* is a product with bold claims – claiming to have over 51 anti-aging benefits with long-term, lasting results and clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by up to 52% in just 28 days. I have to say these claims intrigued me & made me skeptical in equal measures. CULT51 also carries a hefty price tag of £125 & one that even after 3 months of using I’m not 100% sure is worth it. I’m someone that isn’t put off a product because its cheap or expensive, I like a product that I think is worth it no matter what end of the price scale it sits.

Cult51 Skincare

I think this is one of the hardest reviews I have written because It is so expensive & if you go out & buy it I want you to be 100% happy with it. CULT51 say,

‘CULT51 produces unprecedented results; fine lines, wrinkles and age spots are reduced, skin tone is brightened to create a more flawless and radiant appearance whilst naturally and dramatically slowing the ageing process.’.

I’ve been using this cream almost every night for 3 months and I’ve seen some visible results not sure if all the 51 signs of aging are being tackled but almost immediately after the first few uses my skin felt smooth and hydrated.

In the long term this cream also promises to,

Reduce Wrinkles – Immediately fills wrinkles and fine lines for a smoother, more youthful complexion. With continued use, wrinkle depth is permanently reduced.
Boost Hydration – Hyaluronic acid helps lock in moisture, plumping and softening the skin.
Firm Skin –  Adds visible firmness and lift to even the most tired complexion.
Brightens the Complexion – Fades dark spots and evens skin tone for a glowing, unified complexion.

I would say that my fine lines aren’t as prominent and my skin is looking brighter and rejuvenated. I wake up looking less like death warmed up. My skin feels and looks hydrated and it has brightened my complexion. But my skin doesn’t feel or look firmer. So 3 out of 4 points I would agree with but is that worth the £125 price tag?

The cream has a rich luxurious feel, its quite thick but not at all greasy on the skin and once massaged in its absorbed quickly leaving the skin velvety soft and nourished. The cream has a subtle fresh scent with notes of gardenia, jasmine and rose. A jar I would say will last about 6 months so you do get a good amount of product for your money.

Cult51 Moisturiser

I’m so torn by this cream, I like it and have enjoyed using it and as I said I have seen improvements in my skin. I’ve been thinking about when it runs out & would I repurchase it, and I have to be honest and say I wouldn’t I’ve tried some wonderful products that have done a similar if not better job and cost a little less than this one. I will be sad when it runs out but I won’t be in a rush to replace it. If it was more £70 I might be tempted.

CULT51 Night Cream

Thats just my opinion and I know that this cream has a big following and  works very well for a lot of people, you might very well be one of them. If so I would love to know what visible results you saw from using this cream.

CULT51* £125 for 50ml

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

ESPA Beauty In The Bag GWP

ESPA Beauty In The Bag

Heads up …….

ESPA have 6 limited edition Beauty In The Bag Kits and they’re giving you the opportunity to choose one complimentary face or body collection worth up to £35 when you spend £80. What a great gift with purchase!

These Limited Edition Beauty in the Bag gifts contain all you need for beautifully nourished and radiant skin perfectly packaged in a convenient bag.

ESPA have 6 sets to choose from (4 Face Collections & 2 Body Collections). Each set includes 5 deluxe samples from ESPA’s favourite and bestselling products. From the multi-functional Optimal Skin ProCleanser, the brightening Skin Radiance Intensive Serum and the fast and convenient Optimal Body TriSerum (in a miniature spritzer bottle). If you’re choosing a body-care collection you will be one of the first to try the new and exclusive un-launched body product – the perfect finishing touch to your body routine.

ESPA Gift With Purchase

ESPA Radiant Skin Collection

These Gift With Purchases come beautifully packaged in a adorable signature purple makeup bag with all the products inside along with a set of really handy step by step cards on how to use your products for an at home Spa experience. They also have some great beauty tips & advice on the other side.

I have been trying out the Beauty In The Bag Radiant Skin Collection* which includes

Optimal Skin ProCleanser 15ml – This Tri-Phase multifunctional gel cleanser, exfoliator and mask will leave your skin feeling beautifully clean, nourished and visibly radiant. Read my review of the ProCleanser.

Hydrating Floral Spafresh Toner 30ml – A gently hydrating natural toner to freshen, comfort and lightly nourish the skin

Skin Radiance Mask 7ml – A brightening mask to help revitalise, renew and revive skin’s natural, healthy glow with this gently effective radiance mask.

Skin Radiance Intensive Serum 7ml – Inspired by the potent ingredients in our bestselling Skin Radiance range, this concentrated formula penetrates deeply into the skin to invigorate a tired complexion, minimise the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and boost collagen.

Skin Radiance Moisturiser 10ml – Revive dry, dull skin with this naturally skin-brightening moisturiser. Suitable for all skin types, especially dull, tired skin in need of a radiance boost.

ESPA Skin Tips

ESPA Home Spa Body Routine

The Beauty In The Bag Soothing Body Collection* is a luxurious treat for anyone that wants to relax and give themselves a pamper. All these Beauty In The Bag Kits come with the cards giving you step by step at home Spa tips using the products in your kit. So you can experience the relaxing, pampering rejuvenating effects of an ESPA treatment but in the comfort of your home. Such a lovely idea!

ESPA Soothing Body Collection

This Soothing Body Kit comes with 6 incredible deluxe samples that will help smooth, firm and leave skin beautifully soft.

Nourishing Shower Cream 15ml – An indulgent shower cream to cleanse, condition and help lock in moisture to support skin’s natural balance. The naturally derived formula gently cleanses skin without drying it out.

Exfoliating Body Polish 15ml – A refreshing exfoliator for body, formulated to gently sweep away dry, rough skin while it cools and conditions.

Optimal Body TriSerum 12ml –  Advanced nourishment for naturally beautiful, radiant skin. Combining the potent power of a serum with the rich nourishment of Omega Oils (3,6,9), this advanced TriActive™ formula harnesses some of nature’s most effective plant, marine and essential oil extracts to deliver optimal results. Read my review of the Optimal Body TriSerum.

Smooth & Firm Body Butter 15ml – This richly hydrating body butter melts into skin to help nourish, refine skin texture and restore your skin’s suppleness

Naturally Radiant Gradual Tan 25ml – This is a brand new product & is not yet available to purchase, so you’re getting the opportunity to be one of the first people to try this out. It is a lightweight nourishing formula that is no fuss or mess. You apply it like a body lotion and leave it to work its magic & give your skin a gorgeous natural glow which develops over four hours and intensifies each day. This smells incredible.

ESPA Beauty In The Bag

So if you’re looking to re order some of your favourite ESPA products or try something new now is the time to make the order & snap up one of these gorgeous complimentary face or body collections. They would make a really nice gift for a friend or treat for yourself. Let me know if you make an order & what collection you picked.

Beauty In The Bag Collections

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Lookfantastic Beauty Box April 2015

Lookfantastic Monthly Box

Heads up – a sneak peak at April’s Lookfantastic Beauty Box* which goes on sale today!

Incase you didn’t know Lookfantastic is a monthly beauty box which allows you to purchase each box on a month by month basis for £15 so no subscription necessary, but be warned they only produce a limited number so these boxes sell out fast. Alternatively if you prefer you can sign up for a 3, 6 or 12 month plan & you will get a discount.

Every box has at least 6 beauty products for you to try & the contents of April’s box are worth £45!

Lookfantastic Monthly Beauty Subscription Box

So inside the April box are a couple of brands I have heard of and tried before and a few that are completely new to me, which is the beauty of these boxes as you get introduced to products you might never have purchased before. I think the April box has a great mix of makeup, skincare, haircare and they have included more of a lifestyle product in there too.

Inika Eyeliner Pencil

Inika Eye Pencil in Black Caviar – This is a jet black eyeliner, really pigmented and easy to apply, no tugging or patchy colour pay off. It’s the perfect creamy pencil to create a smokey eye with and has some great staying power. I love to wear black liner and I like how you can blend this one out for more of a softer look or really go to town and apply a bold feline flick. Inika is also Vegan and certified 100% Organic.

Forza Suppliments

Forza Multivitamins For Women – You get a 30 day supply of multivitamins. One tablet contains 13 different vitamins and minerals designed to meet the needs of women who are maintaining a low calorie diet. This is not meant to replace food or meals but help you achieve your daily requirement of vitamins. It contains Zinc, Vitamin K, C, B, D and Vitamin B12. I haven’t tried these as I am already taking vitamins and supplements so will be passing these on to my sister in law.

Korres Shampoo

Korres Aloe & Soapwort Shampoo 50ml – I thought this was going to smell overpowering from the name but I was completely wrong, it has a light fresh scent and is lovely in the morning. This shampoo left my hair feeling light and bouncy and very clean. It wasn’t stripping and I didn’t use a conditioner after so I could see the full effects of the shampoo & I was surprised that my hair looked as glossy as it did. I am a very big fan of Korres makeup and skincare so I was very excited to see this in the box. At 50ml it isn’t a full size but it its a deluxe sample size and ideal for travel.

Balance Me Revitalising Hand & Body Wash

Balance Me Revitalising Hand & Body Wash 100ml – This smells incredible and zesty. It contains a blend of calming mandarin, cleansing grapefruit, balancing bergamot and rejuvenating sweet orange, as well as a hint of mint to give a beautifully refreshing scent to help soothe the mind throughout the day. I have been using it as a handwash and it leaves my hands smooth, clean and feeling hydrated. You can smell the zesty fresh scent on your hands for ages after you use this & I love that!

CB12 Mouth Wash

CB12 Safe Breath Mouthwash 50ml – Now this might not be the most exciting product to find in your beauty box but this does promise to give you 12 hours of fresh breath. This smells quite strong & minty and only having used it once I can’t say how effective it is but my mouth felt clean and fresh. I do use a mouthwash every day but have never heard of this brand before. You get a cute 50ml sample in the box, its a good size for travel & thats what I am going to save it for.

TIGI Bed Head Manipulator

TIGI Bed Head Manipulator – This is such a blast from the past for me as I used to use this years ago & loved it. I had shorter hair & this worked wonders at holding the style whist still letting your hair be flexible. I now have longer hair so I have someone in mind that will love using this. You get 30g of product so its a good size and you need so little product. It smells so good, as do all TIGI products.

So what do you think of April’s box? I think it has a really good mix of products & well worth the £15. I’m excited about the Inika eyeliner, Balance Me wash and the Korres shampoo. The vitamins would be great but I’m already taking what I need, so those along with the TIGI haircare will be used by friends & I’m sure they will love them. The CB12 mouthwash isn’t jump up & down exciting but useful none the less.

If you get this box let me know if you received anything different as I know a couple of the products had alternatives.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.