Tropic Skincare Review

Tropic Skincare Review

Tropic Skincare Review

Everything I have tried from Tropic Skincare has blown me away and delivered visible results. Their entire range is vegan, cruelty free, contain the purest naturally derived ingredients and are free from harmful toxic chemicals. So your skin is in good hands.

I have introduced four Tropic products into my skincare routine over the past two months and I am excited to tell you all about them.

Tropic Smoothing Cleanser Complexion Purifier

This is a beautifully rich creamy cleanser that smells so fresh and soothing it has a blend of uplifting eucalyptus, golden jojoba and avocado oils. I like to really take my time to massage this into my skin, letting the scent calm me and also allowing all the wonderful ingredients to gently melt off the daily grime and makeup. It is astonishing just how much pollution and dirt our skin picks up in a single day.

Then I use the bamboo face cloth (which comes with this product) which is the softest face cloth I have ever had, it softly lifts away the cleanser taking all the dirt with it, leaving your skin feeling unbelievably soft and clean. I adore this cleanser for both morning and night and it has become a firm favourite in my routine.

Tropic Skincare Bamboo Cloth

Tropic Vitamin Toner Pore Refining Mist

I love face mists simply because they’re so fuss free to use, you can spritz them after cleansing or on top of your makeup. They help cool, refresh, hydrate and this one from Tropic also helps to visibly reduce pores. I have had this on my desk for the past two months and I spritz it throughout the day giving my skin an extra dose of skincare, helping keep it hydrated  and looking radiant. It contains soothing aloe vera and cucumber juice which both sooth and calm skin whilst vitamin c and rose water help give a boost of radiance. I can’t believe this toner is only £14 it is a complete bargain and my favourite out of the four products I have been trying.

Tropic Skin Revive Nourishing Cream Concentrate

This lovely rich moisturiser has been keeping my skin looking and feeling hydrated all day long. 2 – 3 pumps is all you need and it leaves your skin so soft, plump and visibly smooth. This cream concentrate is absolutely packed full of wonderful ingredients which address a whole range of skin concerns. It contains no less than 20 different skin-loving fruit, flower and seed extracts. This nutrient-rich daily moisturiser hydrates, protects and nourishes your skin for a healthy and more radiant complexion.

Tropic Skincare Face Lift Mask

Tropic Face Lift Brightening Tightening Mask

I like to use this face mask when I multi mask and I apply it over the areas that need a little help reducing fine lines and wrinkles whilst helping to keep saggy skin at bay. I use this mask on a weekly basis and apply it to my forehead, chin and neck. It has a very thick, almost clay like texture and I leave it on for around 20 mins.

It contains Agave nectar (rich in amino acids) and seabuckthorn extracts (rich in carotene) which work to hydrate and plump skin. Turmeric and glycolic acids promote a brighter, more even complexion and electric daisy extract works to tighten skin and minimise fine lines. So this mask is packed with nourishing, hydrating and firming ingredients which promote long term results. I am thrilled with this mask and so pleased to have it in my skincare routine.

Face Lift Mask from Tropic Skincare

If you are looking to update your skincare routine or are like me and love discovering new brands and products then I urge you to checkout Tropic Skincare. They have an extensive range of products that suit every skin type and address so many skin concerns. Their range is budget friendly and completely Vegan and Cruelty Free.

Tropic Skincare is available online at www.tropicskincare.com

Let me know if you have any Tropic Skincare recommendations.

QVC TSV Decleor 5 Piece Perfecting and Hydrating Collection

Decleor Perfecting Hydrating Collection QVC TSV

Decleor Perfecting Hydrating Collection QVC TSV

If you’re a fan of Decléor skincare, or if you just love skincare in general then you’re going to want to mark your calendars because Decléor are bringing one of their best ever deals to QVC. On Sunday 13th August for 24 hours ONLY you will be able to get your hands on this incredible 5 Piece Perfecting and Hydrating Collection which is worth £190 but will be on offer for only £66. Such a fantastic saving.

This 5 Piece Collection includes a mixture of Decléor favourites and also an exciting new launch. Oh and I’m excited to tell you that two out of the 5 products are in the huge supersize bottles!

One really good thing about this collection is you get a great selection of both skincare and bodycare so you can refresh your routine ready for Autumn for ultimate head-to-toe hydration. This set includes,

Prolagene Energising Gel 400ml supersize

Hydra Floral Hydrating Light Cream 50ml

Hydra Floral White Petal Perfecting Concentrate 30ml

Alguaromes Shower Gel 400ml supersize

Neroli Night Balm 15ml

Decleor 5 piece perfecting hydrating QVC-TSV-August2017

Decleor Hydra Floral White Petal Skin Perfecting Concentrate 30ml

This highly concentrated blend of botanical and essential oils is the first step in your skincare routine after cleansing, you apply it before your serum. It visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots and skin blemishes, refines your skin and helps achieve a brighter, radiant complexion. This 98% naturally derived skin perfecting concentrate contains a combination of proven brightening ingredients: Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Pea extract, and Hyaluronic Acid provide optimal hydration and radiance. Balanced with Chamomile and Rose Floral Water, this concentrate is gentle on the skin. Now how nourishing does that sound? I am so excited to have my hands on this bottle of skincare magic and I can’t wait to put it to the test.

Decleor Neroli Night Balm 15ml

This is one of my favourite Decléor products, it is so luxurious and is lovely to massage in to your skin at night. Its active ingredients include essential oils of Basil to purify and heal the skin, Neroli to soften and Camomile to prevent the appearance of dark spots and calm the skin, plus Tonka Bean to boost micro-circulation. A combination of plant oils including Avocado, Hazelnut and Beeswax help hydrate and repair. This is one product you need in your regime to revive tired looking skin!

Hydra Floral Hydrating Light Cream 50ml

This is one of Decléor’s most well-known, hero products and it is one of my absolute favourites too. DECLÉOR’s Hydra Floral range uses innovative ingredients and technology to mimic a plant’s remarkable hydration process and keep you fresh-faced and beautiful all day long. It contains some beautiful hydrating and protecting active ingredients including Wild Pansy Extract, Samphire Extract, Neroli Essential Oil, Moringa Oleifera Proteins and Sunflower Extract.

This is a light & fresh cream which ensures skin is kept perfectly hydrated and protected from pollution and free radicals. Its unique formulation includes moisture-boosting active ingredients to deliver immediate and long-lasting hydration, plus powerful plant extracts to help protect the skin and preserve its youthful radiance. It feels rich but lightweight on your skin and leaves your skin nourished and silky smooth. This cream is a must have.

Supersize Decleor Skincare QVC TSV

Decleor Prolagene Energising Gel 400ml

This is in a supersized 400ml version so you won’t be running out anytime soon. This gel is the perfect product to use to help get smooth, firm skin whilst also visibly reducing scarring and stretch marks. Prolagène Gel contains an amino acid called Proline L., which is similar to plant collagen and helps rebuild the skin’s supporting fibres. The formulation also includes Osmanthus Absolute for its potent healing action. This gel leaves an invisible supportive and protective film making it perfect to use during and after weight loss, particularly during pregnancy, for smoother and firmer skin. Remember this product can be used on both your face and body to help revitalise and tone your skin

 Aroma Cleanse Alguaromes Toning Shower and Bath Gel 400ml

This huge supersized bottle of Alguaromes shower gel is infused with essential oil from the rind of lemons, the flowers of sweet majoram, lavender and rosemary. This is such a luxury shower and bath gel and I love using it because it never dries my skin out, instead it gently cleanses and the cooling gel turns into a beautiful, gentle and invigorating foam for a feeling of vitality. It smells like a spa in your bathroom after you’ve used this and this 400ml bottle is going to last you a very, very long time.

QVC TSV 13 August 2017 Decleor

Decleor 5 Piece Perfecting and Hydrating Collectio

Decleor 5 Piece Perfecting and Hydrating Collection Worth OVER £160 available for £66 for 24 hours only

*This post contains PR samples

Universal Makeup Beauty Box Powered by Feelunique

Feelunique Best of Beauty Box

Feelunique Best of Beauty Box

It seems like Beauty Boxes are really making a comeback in 2017, I felt like they started to feel very same same as so many beauty box companies were including identical products. There was very little variety and that, for me, led to them not being exciting to receive. That being said the few boxes I’ve had this year have been well put together and I have discovered some fantastic brands. So Feelunique have introduced Powered by Feelunique which offers a stellar line-up of carefully curated Beauty boxes.

I have been testing out their latest release the Universal Beauty Box which contains a really great selection of makeup from all corners of the globe, with everything from a vegan and halal certified eyeliner to a finishing powder suitable for all skin tones and types. It is an exciting mixed bag of products, none of which I have used before and quite a few brands are also new to me.

Feelunique Universal Makeup Beauty Box

Universal Makeup Beauty Box Powered by Feelunique

Nude by Nature Translucent Loose Finishing Powder 10g
The Pro Hygiene Collection Antibacterial Makeup Spray 15ml
Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle De Velvet Lipstick 8ml – Coquelic’oh!
Elizabeth Arden Lasting Impression Mascara Black 2.5ml
Laura Geller Beauty Spackle Treatment Hydrating Make-Up Primer 59ml
PHB Ethical Beauty – Eye liner Pencil 4g – Black

Best of Beauty Box from Feelunique

I am very excited about trying the Nude by Nature Translucent Powder and I am hoping this is going to help keep my makeup in place as well as give me that soft focus finish. The powder feels very finely milled so I think it will be quite lightweight on the skin. The packaging is very practical too, it has a mesh which acts like a cushion and only allows a small amount of powder through at a time so if like me you are super clumsy and mineral products can often get quite messy this will help with wastage and spillage. You get a whopping 10g of product and loose powders always last me such a long time.

NEW Feelunique Best of BeautyBox

The Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle De Velvet Lipstick is in a stunning red shade, I like that it’s quite sheer (but buildable) and has a velvet matte finish. I really think this red would look great on everyone. Very excited to try this and take it away with me to Amsterdam.

I love trying out new mascara and I have heard mixed reviews about this Elizabeth Arden Lasting Impression Mascara. The wand is quite big but tapered and it promised to grab every lash helping separate, lift and lengthen. So I like the sound of that. The formula contains Ceramides (1,3, and 6) plus vitamin C to help reinforce and restore lashes natural protective barrier. Avocado and olive oils condition lashes and help seal moisture while building length for a defined, silky lash look. Its a decent travel size and I am looking forward to seeing how I get on with it.

Universal Makeup Best of Beauty Box from Feelunique

The contents of this box are worth £75 but it is RRP £28! Out of the 6 products in this box 4 are full sized and the other 2 are deluxe samples, so that is incredible value for money. Let me know if you have tried any of the Feelunique Best of Beauty Boxes & if you are planning on treating yourself to this latest release.

Universal Makeup Beauty Box Powered by Feelunique £28

*This post contains PR samples but all words and thoughts are my own.

FYI – The small Caudalie sample is not included in this beauty box, it snuck in there whilst I was taking photos & I completely forgot about it.

New In My Beauty Stash #5

Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

New products in my makeup bag 2017

I thought I would share a few new products that have made their way into my beauty stash, some of which I’ve been using for a couple of months and one that just came through my letter box last week (but I’m already head over heels in love) can you guess which product that it?

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG 30ml

I have a post coming up in a few weeks talking a little more in depth about my favourite products from Deciem but I wanted to put this particular product in this post mostly because I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a product as much as this one or seen such incredible results as quickly. I have been using this Caffeine Solution everyday since I received it back in April & I simply adore it. I would say the best way to describe it is as a lightweight serum that has a slight tackiness to it which once applied feels weightless yet hydrating and soothing on the skin.

You apply it to around your orbital bone (around your eye area) and it helps reduce puffiness, reduce dark circles and it has actually reduced a patch of pigmentation I had to the edge of my eye.

  • Caffeine – Constricts blood vessels to reduce discolouration and swelling.
  • EGCG – Sourced from green tea, EGCG has strong anti-inflammatory properties, and is also proven to reactivate dying skin cells.

It is without a doubt my favourite product from The Ordinary & that is saying something because I’ve tried quite a few amazing products from this range but this solution has visibly reduced uneven skintone and my eyes have never looked as healthy. It is like liquid sleep. I can’t sing it’s praises enough but if you did need any more convincing to try it yourself the price tag might just sway you – this 30ml is only £5.80! Now all I ask is that you don’t buy it in bulk, leave me a bottle or two.

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara £21.00

This is the latest mascara release from Lancome & I am usually a huge Lancome Mascara fan but this didn’t really cut it for me. I get that Lancome (I think) are trying to appeal more to a younger market with this Monsieur Big Collection as the packaging isn’t as sleek or luxurious as you’d expect from Lancome and the promise of up to 12x volume and 24 hour wear is a little far fetched. I found the formula too wet and hard to apply to coats without it looking clumpy. One coat gives you a good amount of volume and it is a very ultra black formula but for £21, I think I will stick to my beloved Hypnose or the Doll Eyes.

Batiste 2 in 1 Dry Shampoo & Conditioner

To be honest I prefer the stand alone dry shampoo, I wasn’t entirely sure how to use this for the best results. I found that if I put too much on my roots it made them look a little greasy & If I sprayed too much through the length it made it feel icky. With it costing more than the actual dry shampoo I would say stick to that don’t over complicate things with adding a dry conditioner to the mix. The only plus of this product for me was the fruity, Summery scent, which I really liked.

Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro £28.00

I’m quite happy with my brow routine at the moment so I haven’t actually been using this on them, I have been using it as an eyeshadow primer & also on it’s own all over the lid. So the Eye & Brow Maestro comes in 8 shades and it has a cream formula which is also waterproof so for me it has been working so well on the eye. This formula doesn’t crease and it stays put all day long. I have the shade 05 Auburn which is a gorgeous as a soft taupe / brown shade. I do love a cream shadow simply because they are lightweight on the lid, this formula does not crease and their effortless to apply (I tend to use my finger to blend). I am smitten with this.

New Urban Decay Heat Palette

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer

I bought two shades of this in a blog sale and OMG I’ve never (ever, ever) tried such a full coverage concealer. This stuff is seriously full coverage and waterproof. That being said you’d think at first glance that it would be too thick to use under your eye, worrying that it would gather in all those pesky fine lines (which you do not want to draw attention too). If use use just the smallest amount and I mean a slither of product and really blend it in you have yourself a concealer that will cover anything and last all day without accentuating fine lines or looking cakey. It’s infused with high-performance pigments and anti-aging peptides, vitamins, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and antioxidant.

This concealer is great at covering anything you could name, blemishes, redness, dark circles and even help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It has changed my life. I have found myself just using this in the areas that need coverage and not even reaching for a foundation. My makeup routine just got a whole lot quicker.

Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette £.39.50

The internet has been going crazy for this new release from Urban Decay, I really like that they’re always adding to their Naked range and some of my most worn and best loved palettes are from the Naked Collection. I adore the Naked Ultimate Basics (all matte) and the original Naked Palette is still my absolute favourite (apart from the fuzzy packaging. So this new addition to the Naked family is a beauty, I feel like it has been very well thought out, you get 12 warm toned shades that are perfect for every season. You get a stunning selection of warm earthy shades with everything from amber toned neutrals including warm browns and burnt oranges to deep red browns and glimmering coppers.

  • Chaser – light nude matte
  • Ounce – ivory shimmer
  • Sauced – soft terracotta matte
  • Low Blow – brown matte
  • Lumbre – copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift
  • He Devil – burnt red matte
  • Dirty Talk – metallic burnt red
  • Scorched – metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer
  • Cayenne – deep terra-cotta matte
  • En Fuego – burgundy matte
  • Ashes – deep reddish-brown matte
  • Ember – deep metallic copper-burgundy

Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette Urban Decay

Urban Decay Heat Palette

Ember / En Fuego / Dirty Talk / He Devil / Lumbre 

As with all the Naked Palettes, there is a nice mix of finishes and textures including mattes, micro shimmers and two smooth buttery light base shades. Urban Decay eyeshadows are always fantastic quality, richly pigmented and easy to blend as this palette does not disappoint. So say that I’m thrilled to bits to have this in my collection would be an understatement.

So what is new in your makeup bag lately? Let me know if you have tried any of the products I’ve mentioned.

*This post contains PR samples