Beauty Product Empties July 2018

Superdrug Vitamin E Face Mist

You can tell from my empties that July was a HOT month. I used up so many hydrating products – mostly for my face. I was trying so hard to stay cool and keep my skin hydrated. So there are quite a few products to talk about, let’s jump right into it.

July 2018 Beauty Product Empties

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Body Lotion

LOVED this. It is a very affordable body lotion, not heavy or greasy and sinks right into the skin. The lightweight lotion has a thin almost serum-like consistency which was really good especially in the Summer heat. It meant my skin didn’t feel sticky or like the lotion was too thick under my clothes. I would repurchase this 100%.

VICHY Idéalia Peeling 

This toner is incredible for radiant skin – it is as if it just wipes away all the dullness and you wake up with a fresh, glowing complexion. I used this at least 2-3 times a week and this bottle lasted me months! This formula has a combination of 4% glycolic acid and 5% hepes, to provide an exfoliating effect whilst boosting cell turnover. So it is a great product if you find your skin is looking a little flat. This Idéalia is great and I really want to try more from it.

Superdrug Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist

This is another warm weather must have skincare product! I have been misting it over my skin throughout the day in a bid to keep cool. You can mist on to cleansed skin before you apply makeup or you can spritz it on your skin to refresh your makeup and keep skin hydrated and refreshed. This Vitamin E Range from Superdrug is incredible value for money and I can’t recommend it enough. I love the Hot Cloth Cleanser, Oat Exfoliator and the Eye Cream – you can’t go wrong! This hydrating face mist contains soothing Aloe Vera as well as a skin conditioning multivitamin complex, comprising vitamins A, B, F and H, which, combined with horse chestnut extract, helps to care for dry skin.

Superdrug Vitamin E Face Mist

Faith In Nature Deodorant

I have been using this Natural Deodorant for about 2 years now. It doesn’t stop me sweating but it neutralises the smell and contains no nasty ingredients. I hate the thought of applying a deoderant that is full of chemicals and metals right on my armpits where they’re easily absorbed into my body. This deodorant doesn’t block the sweat ducts but fights the odour & leaves my armpits feeling fresh & comfortable.

  • 100% Natural Fragrance
  • With Essential Oils
  • Free from Parabens and SLS

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic

How adorable is this mini bottle, I am gutted that it has run out. Over the past few (very warm) weeks I have been keeping this in my fridge so it is cool and refreshing on my skin, I have been using it in the evenings after I’ve cleansed just to refresh and calm my skin. This is the perfect refreshing Summer toner & I am going to have to purchase the full size – especially if this crazy heatwave continues.

Naturally, active ingredients include aloe vera to hydrate, calendula, chamomile and cucumber to soothe and refresh, plus antioxidant vitamin E. This revitalising toner is fragranced with an uplifting blend of pure essential oils, including rose-scented geranium, lavender and sweet orange.

Products Ive Used Up July 2018

Miller Harris Rose Silence (travel size) and Lumière Dorée 

Over the past 3 years, Miller Harris has become my favourite luxury fragrance brand, their scents are simply stunning. no matter which of their fragrances I am wearing I always get compliments. In terms of staying power, they’re second to none – I very rarely have to spritz again throughout the day because the scent doesn’t fade. My absolute fave is Rose Silence and I have gone through so many bottles – including this travel size. I love this small size for my handbag or weekend breaks. The Lumière Dorée is a great unisex fragrance and I think it has a zesty, quite sweet scent but the musk makes it a little sensual and warm. If you are ever near a counter you must test out their range.

  • TOP NOTES: BERGAMOT, PETITGRAIN BIGARADIER EO, ORANGE BIGARADE
  • HEART NOTES: NEROLI BIGARADE MOROCCO EO, SAMBAC JASMINE, ORANGE BLOSSOM WATER
  • BASE NOTES: CASHMERE WOOD, VETIVER, CRISP AMBER, WHITE MUSK

Jurlique Activating Water Essence

This is that product you think you don’t need or think you don’t want to add another step to your skincare routine. Well, let me just say, you really do need it & it has become an essential step in my routine. So an Essence is not a toner, nope its used after both cleansing and toning, it can replenish moisture, balance skins PH levels and help skin look glowing. For me, it has 3 main benefits & I love to use it all year round. It is refreshing in the Summer & very hydrating in the Winter.

  • Hydrates – Delivers continuous hydration and lasting moisture
  • Conditions – Smooths skin to provide a soft, supple complexion
  • Revitalise – Revitalises and re-energises for healthy-looking skin

Skincare Empty Products July 2018

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara

This is a forever repurchase for me, it’s very affordable and I love the way it gives volume and makes my lashes look thick. You can either apply one coat for a more everyday look or really build it up, giving you more intense, bold lashes and the mascara doesn’t flake throughout the day which is epic! So many mascaras give me panda eyes.

*This post contains PR Samples

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Skincare Collection

Jurlique Moisture Plus Hydrating Skincare Collection

Jurlique Rose Moisture Skincare Collection

I have been using Jurlique products for over 10 years now, it is a brand that I always recommend to friends and family because they cater for all skin types, skin concerns and ages and their products are fantastic quality. I also love the brand’s history, their commitment to being sustainable and eco-friendly and their dedication to harnessing the very best of nature to include in their skincare.

My favourite collection from Jurlique, other than their Purely Age-Defying (which is fantastic for combating the signs of ageing) is their Rose Moisture Plus Collection. This range protects the skin against environmental damage (with their Rose Extract and Antioxidant Complex) and it also deeply hydrates, nourishes and replenishes skin to help your skin look healthy and radiant. I think most people are aware of or have used Jurlique’s iconic Rosewater Balancing Face Mist but the Rose Moisture Plus Collection actually has 6 other products which include a serum, moisturiser and a creamy face mask.

I have been trying 3 products from the range and I thought I would let you know how I got on,

Jurlique rose moisture plus lotion

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Lotion 

This lightweight, non-greasy lotion is perfect for moisturising, smoothing and protecting against environmental aggressors. It is formulated with Rosehip Oil which helps address surface dehydration and it also includes a selection of rich plant oils, botanicals and emollients including Honey, Beeswax and Shea Butter which hydrate and replenishes the skin.

This is a lovely product to include in your am or pm routine and it works well layered as part of your wider skincare regime. If you tend to find cream moisturisers a little too heavy or greasy, especially under makeup then this lotion could be a great option for you. It has such a lightweight texture and it leaves skin feeling soft and looking radiant. It has a fresh rose scent which is carried throughout the range and I love it, It isn’t at all powdery or old-fashioned but more of a fresh dewy rose scent.

Jurlique Daily Moisture Balancing Serum

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Daily Moisture Balancing Serum 

This serum is designed to address the signs of dehydration and protect the skin’s barrier with essential fatty acids, oils and high-performing botanicals. It is lovely and lightweight but deeply hydrating and It has antioxidant-rich formula not only provides extended moisture to skin plump and radiant it also protects against environmental aggressors. So your skin is in good hands with this Rose Plus Collection

Jurlique Rose Plus Moisturising Cream Mask

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cream Mask 

I have enjoyed trying all three of products but I have to say this mask has been my favourite product from the bunch. It is a weekly hydrating cream face mask and I enjoy using it on a Friday night after a busy week which takes its toll on my skin. I find it’s such a luxurious, replenishing treat for my skin. I like that you can use this as a 15-minute mask to boost hydration or as a more intensive overnight mask to really give your skin a treat and improve skins wellness.

This gentle creamy textured mask also contains Rosehip Oil which addresses dehydration and provides essential protection from environmental aggressors such as sun, wind and city pollution. Green Tea, Grapeseed and Tumeric Extracts provide powerful antioxidant properties whilst a rich selection of plant oils smooth and hydrate the skin.

Jurlique Moisture Plus Hydrating Skincare Collection

Australian Skincare Experts Jurlique

If over the Summer months you find your skin is a little drier and are looking to add more hydrating products into your skincare regime, maybe this Rose Moisture Plus Range from Jurlique would a great fit for you. In short, it is a fantastic way to replenish dry, dull skin and protect your skin from environmental damage (which is one of the main contributing factors of premature ageing).

  • Helps protect skin from environmental damage
  • Helps soften, soothe and rebalance dryness
  • Leaves skin hydrated and moisturised
  • Addresses the signs of dehydration
  • Protects the skin’s barrier with nutrient-rich botanicals
  • Provides extended moisture keeping skin cushioned, fresh and radiant

You can find Jurlique products either via their online store www.jurlique.co.uk or at Jurlique’s new Flagship store at 489 Oxford St, London or at Debenhams in Chester & Oxford St, London. 

*This post contains PR samples

 

Embryolisse Skincare Review

Embryolisse Skincare

Embryolisse Skincare

We all love French skincare right! I’ve loved it since I saw Lisa Eldridge do a French Pharmacy Haul years ago. Her skin is glowing and beautiful, so French skincare has been in my routine and on my radar ever since.

Last October I introduced 3 products from well known French Skincare brand Embryolisse, I’ve used a few products from their line over the years and have always been impressed with both the price and quality. I’ve been putting three moisturisers to the test and what better time of year than the deep dark depths of Winter to see how well a moisturiser performs. It’s been so wet and cold in Cornwall and I work from home so always have the central heating on and that shows in my skin. It has been nice to have a trio of moisturisers that combat dull, dehydrated skin.

Embryolisse Skincare Review

Embryolisse Rich Moisturising Repair Cream

This rich moisturiser is beautifully rich in texture and is the perfect way to combat the effects of the cooler months on our skin. The wind, rain and central heating can have a such a negative effect on your skin. I have been using this more heavy cream as part of my evening skincare routine and it helps keep my skin supple and looking fresh.

The formula takes inspiration from the original and best-selling product Lait Crème Concentre, but this Rich Moisturising Repair Cream just offers a little extra hydration for those days when your skin is more parched and dull. I even use this as a hand cream and often carry it on my handbag to use on the go.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre – Limited Paris Edition 

This rich moisturising lotion is Embryloisse’ best selling product and an industry staple. It’s been a cult must have since the 50’s! The fact that this is a 5 in 1 multi-benefit use product makes it a great product to have in your skincare regime, you can use it as :-

  • Creamy Moisturiser,
  • Makeup Primer
  • Make-up Remover
  •  Repairing Masque
  • After-shave product.

This moisturiser feels so hydrating on my skin and leaves it smooth to the touch and incredibly soft. It isn’t as thick as the Repair Cream and I like to use this one as part of my morning routine as it really does work well under makeup. This cream is known for its skin perfecting, smoothing, plumping and softening benefits for all skin types.

This exclusive Paris edition of the much-loved crème is a an homage to the home of Embryolisse, and depicts a chic French femme cycling along the left-bank, with the city of lights and the Eiffel Tower behind her. The prettiest packaging you will find all season, this Limited Edition design conveys the easy French glamour the fashion and beauty Industry has come to love.

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre

Embryolisse Intense Smooth Radiant Complexion

I feel this is the perfect cream for me, I am in my late (late) 30’s and already seeing the first signs of ageing, I like to include a few products in my routine that are a little more targeted to these issues and this Intense Fatigue Cream is ideal. It uses the most potent anti-ageing and revitalising skincare ingredients on the market. With the ability to target the telltale signs of tiredness, this anti-ageing cream is packed with a powerful cocktail of hyaluronic acid and natural sugars.

  • Omega 9 restructures the skin and promotes skin elasticity and firmness
  • Alfafa and lupine extracts stimulate collagen and refresh eyes by reducing puffiness and dark circles
  • Vitamin E helps protect against premature ageing.

I like to use this both morning and night, it’s not too heavy but it provides a good amount of hydration to the skin. I often wear it on top of other moisturisers, especially around the eye area and my forehead. They’re the places which are showing the first signs of ageing and this cream helps plump and smooth the skin, whilst, reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Embryolisse Skincare Releases

What skincare have you introduced into your skincare regime this Winter? Let me know if you’ve used any of the Emryolisse products I’ve mentioned, or if you have tried anything else from their range.

*This post contains PR Samples

NIOD Dermal Science Radiance Set on QVC

NIOD Dermal Science Radiance Set

NIOD QVC TSV

I’m here with a HEADS UP! One of my favourite skincare brands, NIOD have a cracking deal for you. The Dermal Science Radiance Set is going on pre-sale on the QVC website from 10 am TODAY & then it will go live on the QVC shopping channel at midnight on July 19th.

In true QVC style, they have an incredible deal for you! This set has an RRP of £110 and it will be available on QVC for just £40!! So you can have all 4 products and save yourself a massive £70. Be aware that this offer is available for 24 hours. So mark your calendars people.

NIOD Dermal Science Radiance Set

The NIOD Dermal Science Radiance Set includes: 
  • NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum – (15ml; full size) – designed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give a firmer, plumped up appearance to your skin 15ml
  • NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex – 15m – this treatment offers visible hydration, plumping, comfort and uniformity to the upper level of the skin, combining 12 forms of hyaluronic compounds in a peptide-charged delivery system
  • NIOD Photography Fluid Opacity 12%, (30ml; full size) – the reflecting serum-textured formula contains light-reflecting prisms and helps to correct the look of uneven skin tone and colours, helping to give a radiance photo-finish. Designed to hydrate your skin for up to 48 hours after application, and formulated with Nano-Prismatic Yellow-Red Hue Corrector, patented Dragon Fruit Chromatic Refractor and bio-sugar complex
  • NIOD Mastic Must, (90ml full size) – this NIOD treatment has been specifically designed to help treat and improve oily complexion, as well as skin types that have noticed an increase in pore size due to their age or environmental factors.

NIOD Skincare Set QVC TSV

A complete package – this kit offers treatments you can easily slot into your skincare routine, with a clarifying face mask that can be used two to three times a week, two lightweight serums for everyday use, and a lightly tinted fluid to help create a sheer veil of colour – perfect for those no-makeup days.

NIOD Dermal Science Radiance Set Review

This set includes two hero products (and two of my absolute favourites) Copper Amino Isolate Serum and Multi Molecular Hyaluronic Complex, both designed to reduce the signs of ageing while hydrating your complexion. These are two products I use daily and are a must-have if you are worried about the early signs of ageing or want to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Also included in this set are two products I haven’t tried before, so I’m thrilled to see them included in this Skincare Set. I have heard so many positive reviews of the Photography Fluid Opacity 12% which sounds and looks like a wonderfully radiant serum which helps even out your skin tone. Very much looking forward to trying this out. The final product in this set is the Mastic Must which I haven’t heard of before but it sounds ideal for my oily t zone and for tackling congested skin. I can feel a pamper evening coming on.

NIOD Deciem QVC TSV

I just adore DECIEM and their scientific, no-nonsense approach. Using their skincare makes me feel like a badass scientist, what with all the cool brown glass bottles, pipets and interesting product names. I love it. I also can’t recommend them enough in terms of the results, they produce affordable skincare without compromising on quality and I have seen my skin become more radiant, feel extremely hydrated and be less blemish prone since I discovered Deciem almost a year ago. So if you have wanted to try NIOD for yourself now is the perfect time to snap up some of their best selling products!

Click here to shop Deciem brands on QVC

So why not help to reduce the signs of ageing and discover this science-driven cult skincare brand.

*PR Sample