Design.Me Haircare Products

Design.Me Power Dry Haircare

OK so there is a fun new haircare brand in town & it gets the prize for the most adorable, instagramable packaging, ever! It’s fun, simple and pastel coloured – I love it! Design.Me hail from North America and are an innovative, ahead of the curve brand who want to protect, enhance and keep your locks looking fabulous. I’ve been trying out a few products from their collection and they’ve become my goto Summer styling products. I’m pretty impressed by these pastel packaged hair treats! The range consists of 4 cult products:

Design.me Haircare Collection

  • PowerDRY.ME – a unique technology product to reduce blow dry time by up to 50%.
  • Fab.ME – the mother of all hair treatments, with four defence formula that will give you your youthful, fabulous hair back in a matter of seconds!
  • Puff.ME – The FIRST EVER super-volumising powder spray in a pump to pep up medium to thick hair to give you the instant volume you’ve always dreamed of.
  • Puff.ME Light – A lighter version of Puff.ME, this super-volumising powder spray is perfect for fine to medium hair.

DESIGN.ME products give hair sheen, oomph, volume, and styling speed. Plus, these high-quality products are vegan, cruelty-free and contain not one single drop of harmful sulfates, parabens or gluten.

Design.me Puff Me Haircare

FAB.ME

I have such a quick hair care routine and the fewer products I need to use each day the better. I like to keep it simple and this Fab.Me Hair Mist is described as ‘The mother of all hair treatments’ and it really is! It has so many wonderful benefits from hydrating to detangling and even protecting against heat damage caused by styling.

You lightly mist it on to clean, damp hair and it works its magic, giving you shine, preventing split ends and leaves your hair feeling manageable and silky smooth. It is such a great multi-benefit product and one that fits right into my haircare routine. I love a product that has more than one benefit and this styling mist has a whopping 18 benefits – as well as smelling amazing and looking super cute. It ticks all the boxes for me and I have been using it a lot over the Summer to lock in moisture and reduce frizz & static (so no flyaways here!)

KEY BENEFITS
Detangles & hydrates
Colour fade protection
Frizz control
Shine and lustre

PUFF.ME Light

How adorable is this little pink and white bottle?! Well, let’s just start by saying it looks cute but the packaging was a nightmare for me – this is a powder and for some reason when I took the lid off so much of it puffed out all over the place. I wouldn’t travel with this and I would say not to put the lid back on.

This product is to give your roots volume and texture and it does that in abundance. I have to say I wasn’t 100% blown away with this and it left my hair feeling weird and the powder wasn’t translucent in my hair. When I used it I 100% had to wash my hair the next day otherwise my hair felt like straw. I think I prefer to use a standard dry shampoo to achieve the same results, this product is great in theory but needs a little more tweaking.

KEY BENEFITS
Instant volume
Odour and mess free
Made for fine to medium hair
Perfect texture for updo’s & braids

Affordable Haircare Design.Me

Powerdry.ME

Say hello to my new best friend – as most of you know in the UK we have had some of the hottest weather we’ve seen in a LONG time and the last thing anyone wants to be doing in this heat is spending ages blow drying our hair (and melting in the process). So this Powerdry.Me mist has halved the time It takes me to dry my hair. This mist is wonderful if like me you have thick, unruly hair, it speeds up drying times by up to 50% and it also leaves your hair sleek, protects from damaging heat and UV. So it’s the ideal product to add to your hair care routine this Summer. I am singing its praises and have been recommending it to anyone that will listen.

KEY BENEFITS
Decreases your blowdrying time by 50%!
Frizz control
Heat and UV Protection
Smooth & conditions hair

Design.Me Styling Products

The Design.ME hair styling range is now available in Sally Beauty stores nationwide and online at www.sallybeauty.co.uk

*This post contains PR Samples

Tropic Awaken Your Senses Bath Soak

Tropic Skincare Awaken Your Senses Bath Soak

Tropic Skincare Bath Soak

Tropic Skincare seems to be one of the best-kept secrets in the beauty world. Their entire range is vegan, cruelty-free, contain the purest naturally derived ingredients and are totally free from harmful toxic chemicals. So your skin is in good hands. I’ve been lucky enough to try a few of their skincare releases and they’ve always exceeded expectations.

I find myself recommending them to friends and family of all ages, it is fuss free, natural skincare that just works.

These new & limited edition bath soaks are the perfect excuse for a pamper, whether you need a little uplifting with the ‘Awaken Your Senses’ option or are in need of a calming bath with the ‘Soothe Your Senses’ version Tropic has you covered!  They’re both incredibly indulgent, nourishing and smell divine.

Tropic Soothe The Senses Bath Soak

Soothe The Senses Bath Soak

This is for those days you just want to have a quiet, relaxing bath and soak away the day’s stresses. I like to use this on a Friday night so I can fully relax into the weekend and forget work.

This bath soak turns the water into a nourishing milk which is very gentle and soothing not only for your mind but also your skin. The beautiful essential oils help to relax your mind and the plant oils soften your skin so it really is a treat for mind and body.

• Exotic frangipani flower extract helps to transform your bath into a pool of tranquillity
• Blended with vitamin E and macadamia oils to condition and soften skin
• Cedarwood essential oil provides a warm sense of grounding and comfort, soaking away the day’s stress.

This has a lovely exotic floral scent with a touch of sweetness from the macadamia and almond oils, it is so relaxing. It smells so luxurious and very comforting. It makes me want to stay in the bath for ages.

Awaken Your Senses With Tropic Skincare

Awaken Your Senses Bath Soak * 

This is ideal if you need to pep yourself up or feel a little low. This has more of an uplifting, restorative vibe to it. It makes the perfect addition to a morning bath, to get you in the right frame of mind for the day ahead. The neroli, bergamot and citrus give it a more energising twist,

• 25% of this bottle is a blend of the most energising, zesty citrus essential oils
• Restorative neroli and basil essential oils banish fatigue and soothe muscles
• With mouthwatering infusions of bergamot, lime, lemon, mandarin and sweet orange essential oils

It smells amazing and I think out of the two this is my favourite, the scent really fills the room and makes me feel ready for the day. Much like the Soothe Your Senses option, this is just as nourishing for your body as your mind. This contains 25% essential oils which have such a positive effect on your mental and physical well being. There is so much evidence about the beneficial effects of essential oils on your body and mind and Tropic Skincare always use the highest grade in their products. So when you get the time to use these products in your bath make sure you take the time to relax and really soak them up.

Tropic Skincare Luxury Bath Products

These aren’t going to fill your baths with bubbles, instead, these Tropic bath soaks add more of a sophisticated touch to your bath. They start out as a lovely oil but when added to water they become a milky consistency which nourishes the skin and leaves it silky smooth and hydrated.

At £38 per bottle, these are quite a luxury but they’re incredible quality and full of the wonderful, beneficial ingredients that will positively impact both your mind and body. As you only need 2-3 caps per bath a 260ml bottle will last quite a while. They also have a So Sleepy version which has sleep-inducing essential oils for true relaxation, sounds perfect for anyone that has trouble sleeping.

Also if you’re looking for Mother’s Day Gift ideas why not treat your Mum to something special from Tropic and introduce her to a wonderful British beauty brand?

*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.

INIKA Mineral Makeup & Complimentary Blush

INIKA Mineral Blusher Puff Pot

INIKA Mineral Makeup

INIKA began in 2006 and almost 10 years later the brand has won over 35 awards for product excellence and innovation, even beating big name brands in open categories. And INIKA’s full natural makeup range is now sold in more than 25 countries around the world. They’re a brand committed to delivering quality without compromising on their key ethics, like being

  • 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free
  • By using tubes, pots and brushes that are made from recycled materials and all INIKA packaging is recyclable
  • INIKA is 100% Certified Halal with the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils
  • Their products contain no petrochemicals, synthetic substances, mineral oils or parabens

I’ve tried a few of their products over the years & their eyeshadow and eyeliner are amongst some of my favourite products from them.

INIKA September GWP

INIKA Mineral Foundation SPF15*

  • Available in 8 shades
  • Concealer, Foundation and Powder in one
  • Titanium and Zinc Oxides provide natural sun protection with SPF15
  • Ideal for skin concerns such as acne, scarring, rosacea or pigmentation

This is a very lightweight foundation which gives surprisingly good coverage. I have never tried a mineral foundation and was convinced I wouldn’t get on too well with this, but I have been proved wrong. It’s extremely easy to apply and it gives the skin a very flawless finish and can be built up to give a more medium coverage which is really good if like me you need to cover any redness or imperfections. Unlike liquid foundations, this feels so natural and light on your skin and you don’t feel like you have a base on.

This foundation has incredible staying power and doesn’t end up looking patchy or uneven after a few hours, it also holds up well in the heat which is great. I also like that it has SPF15 in & Its very easy to reapply throughout the day (I carry a small Kabuki Brush to reapply on the go), especially if you’re going to be in the sun.

INIKA Mineral Blusher Puff Pot

INIKA Mineral Blusher Puff Pot*

  • Available in two shades
  • Highly pigmented minerals offering a long lasting youthful glow
  • Non-comedogenic – does not block pores or irritate skin
  • Naturally water resistant

The packaging of this Puff Pot Blusher is so sweet – you get a mirror on the lid and you apply it to your cheeks by tapping the sponge and the product puffs out. I have the shade Pink Pinch which is an easy to wear sweet girly pink shade, with a touch of glowing shimmer. Not disco ball more beautiful glow. The colour is very light but can be built up, so don’t be afraid of applying too much because the product comes out lightly and nothing is wasted.

Pink Pinch gives your cheeks a subtle rosy look and the finish is really pretty & natural on the cheeks. I love the packaging & the puff sponge applicator, it’s easy to apply and travel with.

INIKA Mineral Makeup

Let me know if you have tried any INIKA products and what you would recommend.

Throughout September this offer is will be available from Planet Organic, Wholefoods, Lloyds Pharmacies and at INIKA.co.uk

Products that are marked with a * 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.