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’
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.
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.
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.
I think as I’m writing this that the #LFxJurlique Beauty Box* has sold out – in record time. I can 100% understand why, this box is jam packed with skin loving treats from Australian skincare experts Jurlique. As with all the LookFantastic Beauty Boxes it was fantastic value for money and a great introduction to Jurlique as the box includes many of their best selling Rose Hydration products.
The luxurious contents of this box are worth over £85 but retailed at just £40. This box includes many of Jurlique’s best selling Rose products, which are all available individually too.
The products included in the box will give you the Jurlique hydration skincare ritual covering: cleanse, mist, serum, moisturise; plus a bonus treat for your hands.
Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cleanser 100ml (Full Size)
Rosewater Balancing Mist 30ml (Deluxe Sample)
Rose Moisture Plus Restoring Serum 30ml (Full Size)
Moisture Replenishing Day Cream 15ml (Deluxe Sample)
Rose Hand Cream 15ml (Deluxe Sample)
Jurlique Drawstring Bag (Full Size)
I’m excited to see some of my favourite Jurlique products included in this box, the Rose Hand Cream is beautifully hydrating and leaves your hands feeling soft and smooth, I always have a tube of this on the go. Their Rosewater Balancing Mist is one of Jurlique’s best known products and is perfect for refreshing your skin (especially during the Summer) and giving the skin a boost of hydration. I leave this sat on my desk so I can spritz it throughout the day, its nice both under makeup or on top to refresh the skin.
I’m excited to try the Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cleanser It sounds very gentle and lovely for days when your skin is feeling dry and looking dull. The ingredients enhance cell turnover and dissolve dirt and impurities so this will work well as an evening cleanse to remove all that pollution and dirt from the skin and enhance skins radiance.
All the products in this box are luxurious and have a list of skin loving ingredients, of course at the centre are the beautiful roses which are grown on Jurlique’s biodynamic, organic farm which is nestled in the Adelaide Hills of Australia. The farm uses steam, water and fire to extract the intense hydrating properties of roses for the Rose Hydration Range. If you’re ever lucky enough to be Adelaide you can book a tour of the Jurlique Farm to see and learn about the nature and science behind our skin care products.
If you tend to shy away from Rose scented products because you think they are a little old fashioned or smell too floral don’t let that put you off. Jurlique’s Rose Collection is delicate and light in scent and smells a lot more modern and dewy. If you have the chance you must try it for yourself I think you will be surprised at how lovely and fresh the scent is.
Did you manage to get your hands on this Beauty Box? I would love to hear what Jurlique products you love and use in your skincare routine. Oh & Jurlique are running a competition to win the Jurlique Iconic Collection worth £152 – more details below.
Each year Jurlique release a beautiful limited edition intense version of their international best selling Rosewater Balancing Mist and I’m excited to say its back for 2016. It comes in a gorgeous limited edition 200ml pink glass bottle, even the outer cardboard packaging is just too pretty to throw away.
The product has such a lovely fresh scent of roses and I find its ideal for keeping on your desk and spritzing throughout the day, keeping your skin feeling fresh and hydrated – also the bottle just looks so pretty sat out on display.
This mist is enriched with a unique blend of five precious rose extracts grown on Jurlique’s farm in Australia – including,
• Rosa centifolia: Smooths
• Rosa canina: Hydrates
• Rosa gallica: Restores
• Rosa multiflora: Brightens
• Hibiscus rosa-sinensis: Softens
This is a product that will hydrate your skin & keep it looking radiant, whilst the antioxidants protect it from natural aggressors and its a lovely way to refresh your skin & your makeup throughout the day.
This 200ml deluxe bottle is a whopper and you will last you for months and months – so you won’t be afraid to indulge and lightly mist your skin as often as you please.
In the UK Jurlique will be donating a 5% of sales of this years Rosewater Balancing Mist to support the London Wildlife Trust which is a UK based charity dedicated to protecting the capitals wildlife and wild spaces. So that is really in keeping with Jurlique’s ethos of giving back to the earth and helping nature and people thrive.
I think we can all agree that Summer is almost over & I for one am looking forward to Autumn. I thought I would share a few products that I loved this Summer. I did share a few of my Summer Favourites back in August if you’d like to read that.
I will start with the only downside to this product & that is it doesn’t have SPF in, but I do use a separate facial SPF, however I would prefer it to have at least SPF15 in it. So I tend to use this moisturiser in the morning, it leaves my skin feeling smooth, silky soft and hydrated all day. I like to use this on days when I will be wearing makeup for a long time as makeup sits really well with this underneath as its a gel formula so doesn’t feel heavy or greasy and its hydrating so helps my makeup look fresh throughout the day. I love the fresh citrus scent, it smells like Summer to me & its a fantastic moisturiser for dull tired looking skin. The Gin Zing range is one of my favourites from Origins and I can recommend the Mascara and Face Scrub too.
I love Boujois bases and I have been opting for quite a lightweight coverage over Summer and one of my most used products has been their CC Cream. This does give a good amount of coverage so don’t be thinking its going to be too sheer for you. It is so easy to blend in to the skin and it give a beautiful natural even finish. It does a very good job at covering the redness on my cheeks and a few old blemish scars around my chin I also love that it blurs imperfections and makes your skin look so healthy and fresh. Its not heavy at all and wears beautifully throughout the day, it even stays put on those warner days. I only have positive things to say about this product. So if you like a natural but good coverage that is purse friendly option.
This has been my go to refreshing face mist this Summer & it has sat right on my desk for when I need a skin pick me up & boost of hydration. This face mist is an instant pick me up, it smells like oranges which is very pleasant and it feels instantly cool on the skin. This contains Camu Camu which is rich in vitamin C and aloe vera, so its hydrating, calming and helps boost the skins radiance. Its so nice on a warm day & you can spray on top of your makeup throughout the day to keep skin feeling fresh and hydrated. This bottle has been with me all Summer & I still have a good amount left.
This has been keeping my skin looking radiant and blemish free this Summer, I like to use it in the morning (when I have time) because it leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. It has a thick creamy consistency with fine exfoliating walnut shells which you smooth over the skin & leave it to work its magic. You then massage it off lightly letting the fine walnut shells exfoliate your skin, to reveal smooth, hydrated & radiant skin. I promise your skin will feel so smooth after using this. Balance Me say you can use this product in two ways – if you’re in a rush then you can use it as a face wash or if you have time on your side you sit back, relax and use it as a treatment mask. I do like a multi purpose product. This product removes dead skin, replenishes lost moisture and soothes & smooths your skin. I love it!
This product is such a blogger favourite and I hadn’t used it for ages. This eyeliner is a wonder product. I always have really red eyes and this nude coloured eyeliner helps to brighten them and make them look a less tired and red. I have a few of these Rimmel eyeliners in other colours and I like them all but this is the one I would say I wear the most. They are really creamy and don’t drag when you’re applying them, I highly recommend them if you’ve not already tried them. I do have a full post on these here if you’re interested.
Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.