New In My Beauty Stash #4

new in my beauty stash May 2017

Over the past 5 weeks or so I have made a few purchases so I thought I would give you a quick low down on them.

Nip & Fab Eyeshadow Palette in 01 Sculpted £10.95

I know most of you are aware that Nip & Fab have added makeup to their range and it is available in some Superdrug stores. I was super excited to see the stand in my local store and I was very restrained to only buy one item, when I could have gone to town and bought the entire collection. I almost bought the foundation but I just couldn’t resist this beautiful 12 pan neutral eyeshadow palette, it is so ‘me’ and all the shades are ones I wear on a daily basis which means I will (and have been) get alot of use from it.

The packaging is slim, sleek and feels so nice, I like that it is clear so you’re able to see all the shadows, there is something so satisfying about that! As I said you get 12 shades and they’re a good mix of creams, deep browns and taupes. 8 of the shades matte but you also get 2 shimmers and 2 shimmer infused mattes, so a great selection.

nip and fab eyeshadow palette

new nip and fab eyeshadow palette

Bath & Body Works Pocketbac in Melon Forever £2.50

I always have a couple of these hand sanitisers on the go they’re so good to pop in your handbag for keeping those pesky germs at bay. This Melon scent is from their new Summer launches and it smells damn good, a mix of sweet and fruity. Let me know what your favourite scents are, I quite often get the Warm Vanilla Sugar or anything Christmas scented.

B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes £2.99

I have bought a few products this year from the B. Pure range which is exclusive to Superdrug & I have been impressed with them all so far. These Micellar Wipes were free when I bought their Exfoliating Cleanser and I have to say as far as face wipes go these are very good. You get 25 wipes in a pack and they have a hard plastic close top which is fantastic at keeping the wipes fresh and moist for longer. The wipes are soft, fragrance free and gentle on the skin, they are enriched with Witch Hazel, Vitamin E, Aloe and Cucumber extract. So very hydrating, antibacterial and soothing for the skin. I have purchased a second pack of these because they’re super handy to have in my makeup bag. If you haven’t tried the B. Range from Superdrug then I highly recommend checking them out, they have a great selection of makeup and skincare.

Bath and Body Works Pocketbac in Melon Forever

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser £5.99

I can’t get enough of the Superdrug own brand skincare, they have a few collections all focused on different skin concerns. This time I picked up their hot cloth cleanser which also came with a muslin cloth & it was only £4 which is an utter bargain. This has such a creamy texture which feels so nice on the skin when you’re massaging it in. It breaks down makeup with ease but I would say if you like to wear quite heavy eye makeup then you might want to go in first with an eye makeup remover as this doesn’t always remove all my mascara. Using a muslin cloth is a great way to gently exfoliate the skin without being abrasive and I love the feeling of cleansing my face using a warm cloth. The cleanser was so gentle, it didn’t sting or irritate my eyes and it left my skin feeling smooth, clean and refreshed, I might even go so far as to say radiant.

essence luminous matte bronzing powder

Essence Luminous Matte Bronzing Powder in 01 Sunshine £3.00

Essence have released some beautiful products into their Spring / Summer collection and I couldn’t leave the shop without this bronzer. This bronzer is available in two shades, I opted for the lighter of the two and it gives me that perfect mix of warm and glow. The outer bronze ring is matte and the inner ring has a subtle luminous glow. I swirl my brush so it picks up both colours and add it to my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose and it leaves my skin looking healthy, bronzed but with a subtle fresh glow.

The powder feels silky smooth and it reminds me of my beloved Soap & Glory Solar Powder and it gives a very similar satin finish. As I said it has quite a subtle colour pay off which makes it a great everyday bronzer.

So those are a few new additions to my stash this month, let me know if you have tried anything from my roundup & let me know what new products you have discovered recently.

nspa Fruit Extracts Range

nspa Summer Body Care

nspa Summer Body Care

nspa kindly sent me a selection of products from their new Fruit Extracts Range which are bursting with natural vitamins and real fruity goodness. Not only do they smell incredible but they’re super bright and Summery.

This range is exclusive to ASDA and comes in so many fruity scents, and it includes body washes, scrubs and body butters. There is a fruity scent to suit everyones taste.

nspa Shower and bath gel

nspa Sweet & Fresh Strawberry and Seriously Intense Passion Fruit Shower & Bath Gel

These come in huge 550ml bottles, so they’re going to last a very long time which is always great. Both have really intense fruity scents and I would say the strawberry is my least favourite of the two, just because it is a little too sweet for me but the passion fruit one is so nice. It smells really tropical and the scent fills my whole bathroom. These are so affordable and great if you have a family and go through a lot of shower gel because the bottles are just so big and very affordable.

nspa Raspberry Shower Scrub

nspa Coconut Bodycare

nspa Fresh Sweet Raspberry Daily Refresh Shower Scrub

Although I found the strawberry scent a little too sweet I enjoyed the raspberry. I think because it has that fruity sweetness but it also has a tartness to it too. It has a good amount of scrubbies but still feels gentle and not abrasive. I like to use this before I gradual tan just to give my skin a nice smooth feel so it applies evenly.

nspa Exotically Creamy Coconut Rich Body Butter

Coconut for me is the scent of Summer holidays and this body butter is so coconutty, I love it. I have been using in the evening after showering as it is a body butter and it takes a while to fully absorb. It is creamy and hydrating and that coconut scent lingers for quite a while after applying it. It is  formulated with A, E & B5 Vitamins so your skin will feel smooth, hydrated and ready for Summer!

So if you’re on the hunt for some fruity scented bodycare then you should check out the nspa Fruit Extracts range. It is cruelty free and exclusive to ASDA and prices start at £3.

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Products Currently In Use #6

Skincare Currently In Use

Skincare Currently In Use

Yes To Tomatoes Mud Mask*

If you have oily / problematic skin they you need to try this mask. It is incredible for treating and preventing breakouts and drawing out toxins. It contains, salicylic acid and a blend of tomato, aloe, watermelon, pumpkin and chamomile extracts. I apply this with a clean foundation brush so I get an even coverage & leave it on for 10 – 15 mins before rinsing with warm water. It leaves my skin feeling incredibly clean, exfoliated and refreshed. It also soothes angry blemishes and draws out dirt and sebum keeping your skin balanced and less prone to breakouts. I really love this brand because their products are super affordable and they have a huge range or products that target specific skin concerns.

DHC Olive-Corn Body Scrub Polish*

I like my body scrubs to be really exfoliating and have a high concentration of scrubbies. This DHC one is not only a great scrub but its also very moisturising. It contains natural corn cob granules in two sizes which effectively remove dull & dead skin without causing irritation. The inclusion of nourishing olive oil and vitamin E hydrates and lavender oil stimulates the senses. Its a great way to energise your skin and get Summer ready, I also like to use this before I use my gradual tanner it helps my tan applies evenly.

Decléor Micellar Oil

I have already used up a bottle of this & I am excited to have it back in my skincare routine. It is such a gentle but effective makeup remover and the fact it is an oil means you can really massage it into your skin to breakdown all the dirt and makeup. It contains Sweet Almond Oil which is rich in essential fatty acids and will help strengthen and soothe skin & it also contains Vegetable Squalene which is derived from Olive Oil and helps maintain skins optimum hydration levels and leaves skin feeling supple and radiant. My last bottle lasted for ages and I highly recommend trying this.

Davines MELU Shampoo

This is my goto shampoo when I want my hair to look voluminous and bouncy – it is a shampoo that won’t weigh down your locks. It is infused with amino acid-rich Lentil Seed Extract, it nourishes your hair leaving it soft and shiny. It also helps to restore and prevent breakage and split ends. I like that the product is lightweight and easy to wash out & it smells so good and fresh.

Have you tried any of the products I’m currently using?

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Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Products

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Products

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Products

When it comes to bodycare there is one brand that I know I can rely on to work its magic and that is Vaseline. Having been around since 1870 it is not surprising that they’re such a household name and have such a wide range of great quality but also affordable products. I have been trying out a few products from their Cocoa Radiant Collection which is enriched with cocoa and shea butter and the whole collection smells incredible!

Vaseline say that:-

‘Our rich feel formula combines pure cocoa butter + stratys multi-layer moisture 3 penetrating deeply, infusing moisture at the top, core and deep down layers, igniting skin’s natural glow at the source’

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Intensive Care Body Lotion £3.65

This body lotion is ideal if you suffer with quite dry, flaky skin. It is rich and quite thick in consistency but once massaged into your skin it leaves it feeling soft and hydrated. It gives you long lasting hydrating and I really like using this morning & night it leaves my skin feeling really nourished, very smooth and it gives it a healthy glow. I like that although this lotion is nourishing it isn’t at all greasy on the skin. Just be aware if you’re using this during the day it doesn’t contain SPF.

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Spray Moisturiser £5.99

I know that a lot of people think these spray on moisturisers are a bit of a gimmick but it is super easy to use and the nozzle sprays out a good amount of product. The consistency is more liquidy than I thought it would be so I like to quickly rub it in after I have applied it absorbs very quickly and is a lot more lightweight than the lotion. This is fantastic to travel with as it is lightweight and takes up very little room and you can rely on it to keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated but not sticky or greasy.

Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy £1.99

These Lip Therapy tins take me way back – I have owned so many over the years and I love getting my hands on the fun limited edition ones too. This Cocoa Butter one smells good enough to eat (although I wouldn’t recommend it). These are a great handbag staple for me and the tins are super durable and can get knocked about every which way in the bottom of your bag but the lid never comes off. I like to apply this to give my lips a pretty sheen and I have found them to be great on top of lipstick to give them a glossy finish. I find that if I have quite sore, chapped lips then this isn’t the best thing to put on them.

This Cocoa Radiant Collection is perfect for tackling dry skin, giving it a healthy, natural glow, with Summer just on the horizon it will be great at helping my legs in particular to be Summer ready.

I know that everyone has their favourite range from Vaseline and the Cocoa Butter Collection is my forever repurchase and next on my To Buy List is the Body Gel. Let me know which collection is your favourite.

Vaseline is a brand that is so easy to get hold of as it is sold in most leading supermarkets and chemists including Boots, Superdrug and Wilko. Products in this range start at £1.99.

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