Lacura Sun Care Range at Aldi

Lacura Suncare For Aldi

Lacura Suncare For Aldi

Aldi have brought back their award winning suncare range for 2017, it has been revamped with a lovely new scent and easy to use packaging, oh and they have extended the range to include a few new products.

New additions to the Lacura 2017 collection include Clear Sun Sprays (£3.29) in SPF 30 & 50 providing a refreshing and quick drying formula that’s 100% transparent. The new fragrance encapsulates the essence of summer within the water-resistant Lacura Moisturising Sun Lotions & Sprays in SPF 15 and SPF 30 (£2.79) and Protective Oil Spray SPF 15 (£2.99).

This budget friendly range is all 5* UVA rated and also provides UVB filters too. UVA cause the premature ageing of our skin, whilst UVB rays cause sunburn and lead to skin cancer.

I have been trying out 3 products from the range,

Lacura Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF 15 & 30*

This is has your typical sun lotion consistency but instead of just being an SPF this formula actually helps to hydrate the skin and is also water resistant. The green tea & vitamin E are antioxidant rich and help to soothe, protect against free radicals and nourish skin whilst the SPF30 helps to prevent skin from the damaging effects of the UVA & UVB rays. There is no getting away from that sticky feeling which comes from reapplying a lotion style sun lotion but this Lacura one has quite a lightweight fluid consistency which makes it easy to apply and leaves no white marks on your skin.

Affordable Suncare From Aldi

Lacura Refreshing Sun Spray SPF 15 & 30*

If a lotion is not your prefered formula when it comes to sun protection then fear not because Aldi also have a range of sun sprays in a water resistant transparent formula. This lightweight sun spray makes it perfect if you want to apply on the go. The fact it is a spray means it’s easier to apply on yourself in those hard to reach places, like your back. It is also handy to spray on kids that are in and out of the water on holiday because this can be applied even to wet skin.

This sun spray isn’t as moisturising as the lotion but it is lightweight, quick drying and non greasy. I tend to apply the lotion then top up throughout the day with the spray because it is nice and refreshing on the go.

Lacura Sun Protection For Aldi

Lacura Protective Oil Spray SPF 15*

I almost overlooked this product because I thought it was going to be greasy and sticky on the skin but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Once you spritz and massage this in, your skin feels satin smooth and with a healthy glossy finish. I was surprised at how lightweight and non greasy the formula is and it smells incredible too! Although this wouldn’t be my first choice for a facial SPF product, I do however like how it looks and feels on my legs so I will be using very generously on them.

This also gives you 5*UVA & UVB protection as well as being water resistant. At the moment this only comes in SPF15 but I would love it if Lacura would extend the range to include a few higher factors.

The Lacura range is incredibly budget friendly without compromising on quality, their prices range from £1.99 to £3.29, which means you now have no excuse for leaving home without applying your SPF! They have a great selection of sun protection for the whole family so make sure you stock up at your local Aldi store.

*This post contains PR samples

 

Natural Tanning From Zhuzh!

Natural Tanning From Zhuzh

Natural Tanning From Zhuzh

Now that Summer is here it is time to make the most of that glorious sunshine before its gone for another year. So we are on a race against the seasons to get our tan on, safely. If like me you’re not the kind of person who has time or patience to devote to working on their tan for hours then Zhuzh have you covered. Their selection of Tan Accelerator products help you not only deepen your tan, reduce the amount of time you need to spend in the sun and and maximise your tan potential.

So say hello to a sun kissed glow the easy way! Let me introduce you to the selection,

Zhuzh! Tan Accelerator*

This is one of Ideal World’s best selling beauty products and I have been through a few bottles of this over the past few years. It is not a fake tan product – it works by stimulating the melanin production in your skin to boost the tanning process and bring out your natural colour. This spray on, non greasy formula is fuss free to use and it speeds up the tanning process meaning you achieve optimal results with less time in the sun = less damage and safer tanning.

You don’t have to actively sunbathe for this to deepen your tan, it works just by being outside in natural daylight. That could be anything from walking outside, shopping or just going about your daily routine – it will be enhancing your skin’s natural hues and tones. I like to use it on holiday or for a few weeks prior to a special event because unlike those dreaded fake tan mishaps this never leaves you with streaks nor does it gather around your knees and elbows and It gives a quicker, long lasting tan and the glycerine and shea butter helps to nourish and hydrate your skin.

One thing to note is that this is not an SPF or a replacement for SPF so make sure you apply sun protection before going out in the sun!

Self Tanning With Zhuzh!

Cool Zhuzh! Spritz*

Over the past week this little blue bottle has become a life saver, it contains cooling Aloe Vera, Menthol and Vitamin E to keep your skin feeling refreshed, soothed and moisturised. It is so nice misting this over your skin after a super warm day, it is instantly cooling and refreshing. It is 100% a beach bag essential for any Summer holiday, to not only to cool and soothe your body and face throughout the day but also to help keep your skin from feeling parched.

Zhuzh! Tan Lock Saver*

If you’re someone who worries about their golden tan fading too fast then you will want to add this product to your Summer skincare regime. Like the previous two products in this range it comes in a handy spray bottle so you can lightly mist it over your skin and massage it in. This lightweight oil re-awakens dull skin and is fantastic way of keeping your tan looking great and locking in moisture. The new formulation contains vitamin E and coconut oil, which both leave your skin feeling soft with no greasy residue at all! I hear it can also be used as a bath oil and a deep moisturising hair treatment too, so it is quite the multi purpose product (I love those).

Zhuzh! Self Tanning Products

Zhuzh! The Best of Both Tans*

So this is one of my favourite products from the range and it is a 2 in 1 product. It will moisturise, deliver a gradual self tan, and accelerate your very own natural tan simultaneously. The gradual tan gives me a subtle bronze tan that develops over time so you are in control of your colour and can build it up to a deeper tan if you wish. Not only does this boost your natural pigment much like the first product I spoke about but this also gives you a jump start on getting a tan and all without having to actually sit in the sun.

One thing that is really nice about this is it feels like you have applied the most luxurious body lotion as it leaves your skin feeling silky soft and hydrated. So if you want to get a head start on your holiday tan then this handy 2 in 1 product is a must have.

Self Tanning With Zhuzh

Remember none of these products are a substitute for SPF so you will need to apply SPF before going out in the sun

Zhuzh! are available on Ideal World and have been one of their best selling brands for almost 15 years. So if you want to make the most of the Summer and your tan then I recommend checking out the Zhuzh! Collection. Keep an eye out as Ideal World are renowned for offering fantastic savings.

*This post contains PR samples

Rimmel Cara Camo Collection Review

Rimmel Cara Camo Collection

Rimmel Cara Camo Collection

Rimmel’s latest beauty launch is not only limited edition but also exclusive to Superdrug This Collection is Camo themed and fronted by the gorgeous Cara Delevingne herself. I’m not overly sold on the Camo print because it doesn’t really scream Summer to me but it is a big trend this year in the fashion world. The collection itself includes a few of my favourite Rimmel products including their brow gel, lipstick and nail polish.

The Rimmel Cara Camo Collection contains 6 products, from nails and brow gels to mascara and lipstick so a great selection of wearable products.

Rimmel Camo Collection Exclusive to Superdrug

Brow This Way Styling Gel with Argan Oil

Cara is so well known for her full brows so it is only right her collection includes a brow product and this Rimmel brow gel is one of my favourites. I use a tinted brow gel everyday, they help define, thicken and set your bows. It also contains Argan Oil to soften, condition and improve the appearance of your brows. The spoolie style wand means its fuss free to use and you can place the product exactly where you want it. I like the amount of colour it puts through my brows and that it doesn’t leave them feeling crispy. This gel is available in 3 shades.

Rimmel Brow This Way Camo Collection

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick

Lasting Finish Lipstick in 45 Rose Nude

This creamy long wearing lipstick is such a wearable pink nude shade. The formula is infused with light reflecting black diamonds for a dazzling depth of pigment. You get good colour payoff and impressive staying power too, especially for a creamy formula. This pink nude gives me a fresh, awake look and I think it is going to quickly become my everyday Summer lip colour.

Hide The Blemish Concealer

I feel like stick concealers are making a big comeback, I remember them being dry and very hard to blend but in recent years the formulas have been a lot more creamy and easy to work with. Stick concealers are great to have in your makeup bag and handy to travel with. This Blemish Concealer from Rimmel is on the light side so if you have a fair complexion like me then it is perfect but otherwise you might find it too bright to use as a concealer. I like to swipe this exactly where I need it and blend it out with a brush and powder over the top to ensure it stays put. Rimmel also say it can be used under the eye to conceal dark circles but the formula is a little thick for me and sinks into my fine lines.

Rimmel Camo Extra 3D Lash Mascara

Extra 3D Lash Mascara

Rimmel have such a huge selection of mascara it is hard to keep up but they always deliver on quality. This has what Rimmel call a 3D Brush which they say helps volumise, defines, lengthen and lift every lash from corner to corner, they are some bold claims. This has a plastic wand with very defined bristles which do a very good job at coating every lash giving you that doll eyed effect. I would say this is a mascara that will give you definition and length but it lacked at giving my lashes volume.

Rimmel Cara Camo Collection for Superdrug

60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish

The 60 Seconds Polishes from Rimmel are one of the best quick drying formulas I have tried and their colour selection is impressive too. The 3 colours in this collection are not very bright or Summery but they are staple colours to have in your collection. There is a Black Out, Camo Girl and Desert Disguise so you get a black, nude pink and a khaki green all in this high shine, quick drying formula.

New Camo Collection Releases From Rimmel

Brow This Way Highlighter Pencil

This is a great product to have as part of your brow routine, a brow highlight really lifts your brows, defines the arch and illuminates your brow bone. These crayon style highlighters are so easy to use, you just draw on exactly where you want to highlight and blend it out with your finger. This is only available in one shade – Gold Shimmer.

Rimmel Camo Collection Swatches

Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil // Hide the Blemish Concealer // Lasting Finish Lipstick

If you want to get your hands on this Limited Edition Cara Camo Collection you best be quick & remember it is exclusive to Superdrug.

*This post contains PR samples

Tropic Skincare Summer Releases

Tropic Sun Skincare

Tropic Sun Skincare

Tropic Skin Care have released some fantastic products for the Summer and I have been putting two of them to the test. Their Summer essentials include Mineral Sunscreens, a Self Tanning range, Shimmer Treats and a soothing Aftersun Lotion. So Tropic have everything you need to see you through the Summer.

Tropic Tinted Skin Shade

This is a tinted facial sunscreen and is available in two shades, Light to Medium and Medium to dark. This is a water resistant SPF50 mineral sunscreen, it provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection whilst also giving your skin a healthy natural tint.

As we are all aware sun exposure can be dangerous and sunscreen is an essential part of preventing premature aging, reducing sun spots and skin discoloration and of reducing your risk of skin cancer. So when I can find a sunscreen that also provides a little coverage I’m all over it. I like products that are a 2 in 1 and I love that this Tropic Tinted Skin Shade gives me a natural healthy tint of colour whilst not compromising on the quality of the SPF protection.

As I said I have the Light / Medium shade and have been enjoying using this alone as my base for a couple of weeks. It gives my skin a beautiful touch of colour and a healthy glow. It also evens out my skintone but still lets my freckles show through which I like. It feels comfortable on my skin, is very easy to apply, blend (I use my fingers) and to top up throughout the day. It is the perfect product for creating a lightweight, fresh Summer look and perfect for taking with you on holiday. I have been using a facial SPF daily for a couple of years now and having one that gives you the benefits of high SPF protection, is tinted and contains lovely skincare ingredients too just ticks all the boxes.

• Extracts of passion flower oil, high in omega 6, retain your skin’s natural moisture

• Australian aniseed myrtle and wild hibiscus flower extract actively eliminate free radicals and promote younger looking skin

  • –  100% mineral sun protection
  • –  Free from toxic chemicals
  • –  Broad spectrum (UVA/UVB protection)
  • –  Kinder to the environment
  • –  Gentle on sensitive skin
  • –  Water resistant

I’m so impressed with how lovely this looks on my skin and how nice it feels. It is one of those products you look forward to using everyday.

Tropic Suncare Products 2017

Tropic Summer Goddess Shimmering Body Oil

This shimmering body oil is 100% Summer in a bottle, it looks so pretty and smells beautiful too. It makes me wish I was heading to IBIZA on holiday but sadly that is not happening, although I do live in Cornwall so I have been slathering this all over my limbs to get that radiant holiday glow.

• With organic virgin coconut and golden jojoba oils to hydrate and nourish skin

• Scents from Tahitian and bourbon vanilla keep you smelling delicious

This won’t make you look like you have covered your body in glitter but instead makes your skin glisten with a subtle shimmery, golden glow and the gorgeous oil hydrates and nourishes the skin keeping it looking and feeling its best. I give it a quick shake to disperse the shimmer particles then I  massage a good amount on my arms, legs and décolletage. It instantly makes them look golden and gives them that sexy holiday glow and the

This is a limited edition product so if you want it you best be quick.

Tropic Skincare New Summer Releases

Tropic Skin Care are a Vegan and Cruelty Free brand and their products are free from,

Parabens • SLS/ALS (sodium/ammonium lauryl sulphate) • unsustainable palm oils • formaldehydes • phthalates • alcohol • MI (methylisothiazolinone) • petrochemicals • mineral oils • gluten • lanolin • triclosan • beeswax/honey • harsh preservatives • toxic chemicals • microbeads

Tropic Skincare is available online at www.tropicskincare.co.uk

*This post contains PR samples