Crabtree & Evelyn Everyday Wellbeing Collections

Crabtree Evelyn Pomegranate and Argan Oil Collection

NEW Crabtree Evelyn Everyday Wellbeing Collections

Over the years I have used a few products from Crabtree & Evelyn but I only seem to repurchase their hand creams so I was excited to learn that they’ve released a whole host of new products that are focused around our wellbeing! I have fallen in love with one product in particular that I just know is going to become a holy grail product in my routine.

‘Introducing the new Crabtree & Evelyn’s Everyday Wellbeing collections. Each of the six ranges inspires a different benefit with botanical elements to uplift, soothe, calm, energise, hydrate or nourish, depending on your needs and inclination. Bursting with natural ingredients and deeply pampering, think of them as your bath and body “5 a day.’

The 6 Everyday Wellbeing Collections are,

  • Lavender and Espresso to calm
  • Rosewater and Pink Peppercorn to hydrate
  • Citron and Coriander to energise
  • Pomegranate and Argan Oil to nourish
  • Pear and Pink Magnolia to uplift
  • Goatmilk and Oat to soothes,

Crabtree Evelyn Pomegranate and Argan Oil Collection

Over the past few weeks I’ve been trying out 3 products from 3 of the Everyday Wellbeing Collection and my skin has been getting a pamper in the process.

Pomegranate and Argan Oil Nutri Oil

This Pomegranate and Argan Oil range features antioxidant rich Pomegranate, pistachio, ginger extract and grape seed oils as well as nutritive Argan oil. I have been putting the Nutri-Oil to the test and it has been so good for hydrating my skin, especially after this lovely warm weather we’ve been having in Cornwall.

I also really like that this is multi use oil which can be used pretty much anywhere. It is great for nourishing dry damaged hair, massaging into cuticles, using all over your body and it is even gentle enough to use on your face. I’m taking this with me on holiday this week so I can hydrate and nourish dry hair, nails and skin all with this one oil. That has to mean I am packing light for a change.

Because this is a very lightweight oil there is not greasy residue, it is easily absorbed and leaves your body looking healthy with a subtle glow. This Nuti Oil smells amazing, it has a lovely sweetness from the pomegranate, orange and fig but I can also really make out the ginger which gives it a nice warm calming scent.

Crabtree Evelyn Rosewater Pink Peppercorn Body Gel

Rosewater and Pink Peppercorn Body Gel

This Rosewater and Pink Peppercorn range features the fragrance of rose petals, spicy pink peppercorn, fresh peony, bergamot, Tonka Bean and Akigalawood (a new natural captive derived from Patchouli) which together with olive oil and Vitamin E, quench thirsty skin.

This has to be the most luxurious, absorbent and incredibly lightweight body product I have ever tried. As the name states this is a body gel and it is ideal for people who find body butters / lotions too heavy or greasy.  I would say this feels almost like a serum for your body. I have been slathering it on my legs after my morning shower (which is when I shave my legs) this gel makes them feel silky smooth and also to stop them drying out.

Its incredibly light formula means you don’t have to wait ages to put your clothes on, which is why I prefer to use it in the morning so I don’t have to waste time waiting for my body lotion. This gel sinks into the skin really quickly and gives it a healthy smooth, glow.

This scent is a little more classic with the distinctive rose notes but it does have that twist of peppercorn and bergamot which bring out more of a masculine vibe which I really like. This is quite a whopper of a pot at 250ml so it is going to last me well into Autumn.

NEW Crabtree and Evelyn Everyday Wellbeing Collection

New Crabtree Evelyn Bodycare Releases

Goat Milk and Oat Hand Therapy

This Goat Milk and Oat range features free range goat’s milk, nourishing oat kernel, skin- conditioning vitamin E and lavender blended with rose, geranium and bergamot. It is so calming, soothing and very hydrating. I I didn’t expect too much from this as I find hand creams can be much of a muchness but after using this just once my hands felt hydrated, smooth and so soft. I instantly put it to my handbag so I have it with me all the time.

This new collection is formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates and propylene glycol. Let me know if you have tried any products from the new Wellbeing Collections.

Just click through to shop all the latest Crabtree & Evelyn releases or pop into your nearest store.

*This post contains PR Samples

AW 2017 Releases from Mii Cosmetics

Mii Power Matte Lip Creme

Mii Cosmetics are a brand that I have never heard of before so I was excited to try out their new AW 2017 Supernova Collection which is launching in September. This new collection doesn’t instantly scream A/W to me but I guess that is the beauty of makeup, anything goes and collections don’t have to be restricted by certain colours or what we expect from a season.

This collection for me is easy to wear makeup that has a subtle edge. The lip products are matte which is great for getting that long wear lip look and the eyeliner is my ideal shade. The liquid liner is perfect for adding a touch of glitter to your eye look and dare I say it, for the party season (Christmas isn’t too far away).

NEW Mii Power Matte Lipsticks

Bright Matte Lipsticks From Mii Cosmetics

Mii Power Matte Lip Créme

These are available in 4 wearable shades which can take you from day to night. They have a matte formula packed with sweet almond and jojoba oils to help keep lips soft. They apply like a cream but dry down matte, once on the lip they look vibrant and have fantastic staying power. If you’re not a fan of how matte finishes can feel on the lips then these might not be for you as they are quite dry, but you do get a lip colour that is long wearing.

These have the nicest, sweetest scent and the doe foot applicator makes it easy to outline the lips with the edge then use the flat side to fill them in.

Mii Power Matte Lip Creme

Eternity

This is a gorgeous everyday peachy nude shade. It does apply a little patchy but if you wait for the first coat to dry and apply a second it evens out the coverage. I have also used a lip liner under this shade too and that can help it apply more smoothly and more evenly. I really like this shade and have been keeping it in my car for any occasion, it’s a colour that makes it look like I’ve made more of an effort than I have.

Sensuous

This is a vibrant fuchsia pink and it is seriously bright. It is the type of shade that brightens up any makeup look and makes you look instantly awake. I would say this was more of a Summer shade but it is always nice to have a pretty pink in your collection no matter what season it is. This applies so well and doesn’t bleed at all.

Imperial

Perfect Christmas party red! Yep that is what I thought as soon as I applied this, it’s a stunning bold red that makes your makeup look pop. Christmas is the perfect excuse to work that red lip and this Mii one is just beautiful, it applies the best out of the four shades I have tried and I would use a lip liner just so you can get that really sharp defined edge and fill your lips in without making a mess.

Supreme

Berries / plum shades are my favourite to wear in the colder months and I think they’re the shades that suit me best. Supreme is the perfect Winter berry, vampy shade but it takes a little patience to get the finish right, make sure you let the first coat dry before applying a second otherwise it just moves about and the finish is a little off.

Affordable Matte Lip Products

Eternity 01 // Sensuous 03 // Imperial 02 // Supreme 04

Mii Show Stopping Eyeliner

Mii Show Stopping – Eyeliner

I love jumbo pen eyeliners and this new release from Mii is exactly that, it has a junky nib with a very precise tip so you can get both a thick, chunky line as well as a neat precise flick. This is an intense black shade but I did find it a little watery, however it was still quite a bold black. It isn’t the best liner I have used but I liked how easy and smoothly it applies and it is long wearing. If you have the time to apply two layers you will get your liner to be very bold and black.

Mii Cosmetics Supernova Collection

Mii Cosmetics Glitter Glam Liner Swatches

Mii Glitter Glam Liner

I used to be obsessed with this kind of liner back in the late 90’s and I’m quite excited to have this in my collection. It is a mix of iridescent green, red, blue and silver micro flecks of glitter in a clear base, you can build this up to be quite intense or wear just one coat for a more subtle pop of glitter. I like to add this over my black liner so it looks bolder. This would have been fab for festival makeup looks, but I’m going to rock it anyway.

Let me know if you have tried anything from Mii Cosmetics and give me your recommendations.

Mii Supernova Collection is available from September at www.miicosmetics.com

This post contains PR Samples

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