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

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

Latest in Beauty – The Bloom Box

Latest In Beauty The Bloom-Box

Latest In Beauty The Bloom-Box

Latest in Beauty – The Bloom Box

Over the years I have ordered quite a few of these Limited Edition Collection Boxes from Latest in Beauty. They’re always so well curated and offer fantastic value and I really like that you don’t have to sign up to a subscription. You just order as and when you like a box and let me tell you they’re quite often hard to resist.

Their ‘The Bloom’ Box is only £20 but the contents are worth £84, that is quite a saving. This box is perfect way to update your beauty routine with some lovely Spring / Summer offerings. This box is described as featuring a bouquet of floral products, from fragrance to face mist, and even some cute floral nail art. #flowerpower

It really does have a great selection of brands and products all with a floral theme – so what can you expect to find in your box,

IZ Beauty of London Gel Effect Nail Polish (colour may vary)

This is a beautiful mint green nail polish, from a brand I have never tried before. It is always exciting to be introduced to new brands. These gel effect nail colours are designed for smooth application with a high gel-like shine with no need for a UV lamp. The patented plasticiser reduces risk of chipping and offers flexibility and a super gloss finish. Launching in over 40 shades in 6ml Mini Bottles.

iZ Beauty of London Deco iT nail decals

Also from iZ Beauty these floral decals are an easy way to make any manicure look cute. Or if like me you’re terrible at nail art, decals are fun alternative and often very inexpensive too.

LOLA Lipgloss

This is a stunning peachy pink and it looks so fresh and pretty on the lips. It has a high-shine finish and feels comfortable on the lips. It contains hydrating Hyaluronic Acid which works in combination with an active vitamin complex to help condition lips and give a plumped appearance. This is going straight in my handbag.

The Bloom Box from Latest in Beauty

THE BODY SHOP British Rose Body Butter

This is the perfect size for taking away on holiday. I adore The Body Shop Body Butters because they leave my skin so soft and nourished. This Instant Glow formula has a pearlescent finish that helps skin look glowing and healthy. So not only will your skin smell incredible but is is going to be nourished and look super healthy.

Una Brennan Superfacialist Rose Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser

I love everything from the Una Brennan range and I think this cleanser is a great introduction for people that have never tried this brand. It is extremely gentle and will suit most skin types. It is formulated with moisturising Shea and Cocoa butters plus Pro Vitamin B5 so it won’t leave your skin feeling greasy. Cleansing your face with this creamy rose cleanser will feel pampering and luxurious.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

I’ve spoken about this face mist so many times on my blog and think it is a fantastic product for the warmer months. This product is calming, hydrating and so refreshing, which is why I always travel with one of these mini bottles. This is one of Jurlique’s international best selling products and once you have used it you will see why.

Argan+ Moroccan Rose Super Repair Hand & Nail Cream

This is another new brand for me and I am one of those people that needs a hand cream with them at all times, so I can never have too many tubes. This Argan+ one sounds very luxurious and I am excited to give it a go.

The Bloom LIB Beauty Box

Miller Harris Rose Silence

I am so excited to see this travel friendly version of my favourite perfume included in this box. I adore this fresh rose scent and I can’t describe to you just how beautiful this perfume is. Miller Harris describe it as ‘fruity, flirty, and floral, Rose Silence is a breath of fresh air on a bright summer’s day’ and I have to say they sum it up perfectly. It is a modern rose scent and I always get compliments when I wear it.

Caudalie VineActiv Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream

Another brand I am thrilled to see in this box, Caudalie skincare is luxurious and I have always found it very effective. Eye cream is often a product people overlook from their skincare routine but when you discover that perfect one you realise the difference they can make. This one from Caudalie is ‘designed to help your skin combat the effects of your hectic lifestyle, this gentle, smoothing eye cream visibly alleviates dark circles and energises the eye area’ It is gentle, lightweight and wears well under makeup.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Duo Pencil Sharpener

A pencil sharpener is always a handy beauty tool to have and I love that this duo version is hot pink with white polka dots – who said tools can’t be cute too. A duo version is ideal too because we need to be able to sharpen all our beauty crayons and pencils!

Bloom & Wild Voucher

Last but not least Bloom & Wild are offering £10 off fresh flowers, delivered directly through your letterbox. So why not treat yourself to a Spring bouquet!

So you’re getting one jam packed beauty worth over £84 for only £20. Remember this is a limited edition box and when it is gone it’s gone. Get your box here >> Latest in Beauty  The Bloom Box

  • This beauty box was kindly sent to me for review but all words and views are 100% my own.