Sunday, 19 June 2016

EOS Organic Lip Balm in Coconut Milk

I'm one of those kind of people who, regardless of the weather, if I'm not wearing lip balm while outside my lips will just split and bleed. It's all kinds of crazy considering I have fairly oily skin, but neither my lips nor my hands feel the benefit from that. You can imagine then how many lip balms I tend to go through, not just because I use them all up but because some aren't actually any good for my lips.

So it was with a slight amount of trepidation I decided to buy one of the often lauded EOS lip balms, in particular;

EOS Organic Lip Balm Coconut Milk:

A picture of EOS lip balm in coconut

It's a nice novelty for me to have a lip balm in a little pot like this that I don't have to stick my finger in, I hate having to stick my fingers into balms it's just not hygienic. It's also a nice touch having the balm rounded rather than in stick form which gets boring after a while, there's not much you can do to make lip balms exciting but EOS certainly funked these up.

A picture of EOS lip balm in coconut

I've found it to be a pretty good lip balm so far, it coats my lips fully and doesn't lip off in five minutes, it feels rich and moisturising and has helped reduce the peely flakey splity issues I get with my lips. The one downside for me is the taste and smell, it's not coconut, it's almost pure sugar. Smells sweet, tastes sweet, I can look past that but I would have prefered a more coconut scent/taste.

You can find it at many online sites but I bought mine from here for £5.99.

About EOS

"EOS is the lip balm that makes you smile. Eos lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, Eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth."
- Formula: 95% organic, 100% natural. Vegetarian (beeswax/honey). Gluten free. Free from parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, silicones, synthetic dyes, artificial fragrance.
- Certifications: USDA certified organic.
- Origin: Made in USA.
- Packaging: Recyclable plastic sphere.
- Shelf Life: Use within 24 months from opening.
- Animal Rights: Not tested on animals. Cruelty free.


Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax/Cera Alba (Cire d’abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavour, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Water, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Hugo Boss Femme

Signature fragrances, we all have one no matter how many other perfumes we dabble with or even love. Some come to us after trial and error, others you just know from the first spray it's the scent for you.

My signature fragrance and the one most my scarfs smell of is Hugo Boss Femme.

a picture of Hugo Boss Femme

From its launch in 2006 to the present day, ten years have passed and I've never been without a bottle of this lushiousness.

Radiant. Soft. Smooth. Femme by BOSS exudes an aura of captivating femininity.
The subtle, lingering warmth of the fragrance is sublimely sophisticated and modern.
An enticing experience and the most liberatingly feminine fragrance from BOSS.
Femme by BOSS is harmony in a bottle; a scent metaphor for modern femininity.
Projected by the fruity top notes of tangerine and blackcurrant, the fragrance is grounded in a creamy, musk-like base.
This works with the white floral trio of stephanotis, rose and oriental lily to leave behind just a subtle, warm aura of the scent.

Despite its name I've never felt this is a perfume for girly girls, after all, beauty blog or not, I'm not the girliest of girls, it's just a scent that makes me feel happy at heart, warm and comforting and oh so familiar after 10 years of wearing it. It's what I chose to wear on my wedding day and what I spray on before any big event even though I own lots of other lovely perfumes.

a picture of Hugo Boss Femme

I dread the day they discontinue this, when I hear that day approaches I'll stock up on it, enough to last me another few decades at least.

Top Note:

Tangerine, Blackcurrant Buds, Freesia

Heart Note: 

Oriental Lily, Staphanotis, Rose Petal

Base Note: 

Musky Notes, Apricot, Satinwood

30ml is £24.99 or 50ml is £26.99 from here.

What is your signature fragrance or are you still searching for yours?

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Cow Brand Mutenka Makeup Cleansing Oil

For years I've been a huge fan of hot cloth cleansers like Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish or Bee Good's Honey & Propolis Cream Cleanser so it never really occurred to me to use a cleansing oil even though I've read plenty about them being used to double cleanse, added to that the fact I wear little makeup always made me feel like I didn't need to double cleanse as the cream cleansers always took off what I wore fully.

So this has been sitting to one side for a while now, sealed and unloved, until in a desire to use up what I have, I unsealed it and started to use it.

The product;

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Tony Moly Sheet Masks Seaweed and Tomato.

a picture of Tony Moly Im Real sheet masks

Since I bought the Tony Moly I'm Real sheet masks back in April I've got to using several of them, notably the Rice Clear Skin, Avocado Nutrition, and Aloe Moisturising as already covered on my blog. I've also used the Seaweed Skin Purifying and Tomato Radiance as shown below.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Elemental Herbology Cell Plumping Facial Hydrator

a picture of Elemental Herbology Cell Plumping facial hydrator

Elemental Herbology

I've used and reviewed Elemental Herbology in the past on my old blog, I loved it then and I still love it now, the scent of the product is amazing. If you've never heard of them (where have you been lol) here's a little background;

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Collection Blush in Bashful

(The Brand formerly known as Collection 2000)

Just because it's a drugstore brand and cheaper than many of its competitors doesn't mean we should overlook the ever trusty Collection brand, it's been around since I was a little girl and I grew up using it in my teens back when it was known as Collection 2000. I have to admit I still to this day call it Collection 2000 but I guess that's me showing my age.

It's no secret I don't wear a great deal of makeup, but that I do have a love for blushers, part of the reason I cover so many on my blog, for example the Makeup Revolution palettes Golden Sugar and Sugar & Spice.

I always carry Collection's Lasting Perfection Concealer around in my handbag but this post is about the Collection blush called Bashful, and I'll cover the concealer another day.

A picture of Collection Blush in Bashful

Monday, 6 June 2016

Bee Good (or go home)

A picture of Bee Good Cream Cleanser

Honey & Propolis 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser

I chose Bee Good Honey & Propolis 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser as part of my build a box from Latest in Beauty last month as I've been intrigued by the Bee Good company for a while now mostly because honey, mmm yummy honey. Although you can't eat this cleanser.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Giveaway

I am at nearly 15,000 views on my blog after only having returned to the world of blogging only four months ago. The support and encouragement has been incredible and to say thank you to you all I'm doing another giveaway. 

This giveaway is open internationally but I would ask you check that your customs allows lipstick in through the post before entering as I'm giving away;

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Love Liberty

A picture of Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Love Liberty


Thursday, 2 June 2016

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

May | Product Empties

Another month has gone by and another post with what I've managed to use up is upon us. I don't seem to have as many products this month as I did in April's Product Empties post though, I need to up my game a bit.
a picture of Liz Earle and Lancome

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish;

My holy grail of cleansers and the one I go back to buy time and time again, I finished my most recent bottle this month and I'm actually trying out some other cleansers at the moment so while I will be re-purchasing it won't be for a short time at least.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Paul Mitchell Re Works

Today I'm talking about my hair, my hair which used to be very long and got progressively shorter since I moved to Wales, a quick timeline of my hair includes;

Pre 2010 also pre Wales, I had long, un-dyed hair natural hair I did nothing to. (1)

2011, I cut it from the long length of picture (1) to the bob in picture (2), and dyed it red. This was when I was blogging before and how I came up with the name of M(r)s Red's Beauty Blog.

2014, got bored of short, red hair due to the constant need to redo my roots, dyed it blonde (near enough my natural shade) and grew it out, also the year I got married, hence the up do. (3)

2015, quickly got bored of having long hair again and chopped it off, also went through a pink phase, which also didn't last due to upkeep. (4)

Today in 2016 my hair is blonde, because I'm too lazy to deal with the upkeep on funky colours, and short, because it's so damn easy to look after. (5)

Friday, 27 May 2016

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara

I'm very picky when it comes to mascara having tried many different ones out over the years, the biggest failing many have for me is that they end up under my eyes giving me the ever fetching raccoon look rather than remaining on my lashes where they belong. 

I've tried high end and high street mascaras and have had similar issues with both varieties, although in my opinion the high end mascaras are even 'softer' than high street mascaras and smudge easier.

I also only like brown mascara for the simple fact that black mascara is too harsh for me being very pale with fair hair naturally, and I dislike waterproof mascara because I end up losing eyelashes removing it.

So after that long list of thing I dislike, what do I like?

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Miller Harris Perfume

Citron Citron

A short while ago I along with several others were lucky enough to win some Miller Harris perfume via twitter, I couldn't begin to tell you how excited that made me as Miller Harris is quite a luxury perfume brand and not something I'd usually be able to justify spending on. 

Monday, 23 May 2016

Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts - Part 2

Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts

I promised in Part 1 that I would follow up my post on Makeup Revolutions Blushing Hearts in Iced Hearts and Peachy Keen Heart with the other two blushing hearts I bought, which are Peachy Pink Kisses and Bursting With Love (bottom two)

a picture of Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts - Part 1

Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts

I absolutely adore these makeup revolution blushing heart blushes, so much so I may have gone slightly overboard with them, but at £4.99 each it's so, so hard to not buy them all. I did manage to limit myself to four as you can see below.

Today's post will be all about Iced Hearts and Peachy Keen Heart (bottom two)

a picture of Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Deciem Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age

A picture of Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age Advanced Serum

Deciem Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age Advanced Serum

The Claims

For multi-depth rehydration and visible reduction in lines and irregularities

A highly active concentrate of advanced hyaluronic complexes, next-generation peptides and biotechnological technologies to target rehydration on and below skin surface, while visibly improving lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and textural damage.

The Ingredients 

Aqua, Glycerin, Ethoxydiglycol, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Copper Lysinate/Prolinate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methylglucoside Phosphate, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Polyglucuronic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Lecithin, Phospholipids, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Citrate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate.

The Immediate Concerns

There's a lot of scientific type talk with this product so I've had a bit of a hard time understanding what the ingredients are let alone what they do. I also notice a few of my least favourite ingredients in the list but thankfully at the end of the ingredients list rather than higher up, although I wish they weren't there to start with. Especially phenoxyethanol which is used as a preservative yet they have luconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate in there which negates the need for the phenoxyethanol. 

How Did It Fair?

It contains a whole heap of ingredients designed to help fight lines and wrinkles, included but not limited to several forms of hyaluronic acid of different molecular weights (this is where my eyes started to cross but I know hyaluronic acid is the ingredient of the year so more hyaluronic acid can only be a good thing.) 

It also contains something called Matrixyl Synthe 6 which is made of palmitoyl tripeptide-38, used widely in skincare to help boost collagen and support existing collagen, and copper lysinate/prolinate which aids the penetration, enhance stability and aids collagen support/production.

This is a very gel like liquid serum which comes in a glass bottle with a dropper to apply it with, which I kinda like because it makes me feel a bit mad scientist when I'm applying it. I've noticed that it sinks in super fast and leaves no tackiness or stickiness behind, you'd think you hadn't applied a thing to be honest but it does really plump the skin out.

My Conclusion

I think this is a really good serum that makes my skin plump out, although I don't have sagging skin at my age, I do have the start of fine lines and I have noticed my frowny lines look softer after consistent use of the serum. I love the way it absorbs into the skin so quickly without any residue.

I was very lucky when I bought mine, as it was on sale for £3.00 (I'm not joking, I just wish I'd picked up more) as it is usually £30.00 from Boots.

A picture of Deciem Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age Serum

Next time on the blog

Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts Part 1

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Golden Sugar

Last month I posted about the Sugar and Spice blush palette from Makeup Revolution which I picked up in my local Superdrug after being unable to find the palette I actually wanted, which was Golden Sugar. It still hadn't come into stock a month later so I bit the bullet and risked broken blushes by ordering it in, it arrived this week and thankfully was in one piece so today I present to you.

Makeup Revolution London - Ultra Blush Palette in Golden Sugar

a picture of Makeup Revolution London Ultra Blush Palette in Golden Sugar


Sunday, 15 May 2016

Dr Organic Royal Jelly Eye Serum

A picture of Dr Organic Royal Jelly Eye Serum

I picked up Dr Organic Royal Jelly Eye Serum in my first build a box from Latest in Beauty back in March, it was the full sized version and as such has lasted quite a while. In fact I'd say I've at least another two or three months of use left in it so far.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

MOA (Magic Organic Apothecary) The Green Balm

a picture of MOA The Green Balm

Magic Organic Apothecary - The Green Balm

Before I ordered a 'make your own' box from Latest in Beauty I had never heard of MOA or Magic Organic Apothecary, or even their best seller, the green balm so of course I did a little reading, and here is what I found;

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Latest in Beauty Box

I've posted about Latest in Beauty before when I detailed what I ordered in my 'make your own box' back in March, since then obviously I've used up all of what I'd ordered so I thought it time to make up another box, last time I chose the six item box, this time I've gone for the nine item box and pretty much like in my last box I've opted for skin care products to try out rather than makeup.

So here's what I ordered this time;

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Tony Moly I'm Real Avocado Mask Sheet - Nutrition

A picture of Tony Moly Im Real Avocado Mask Sheet

Tony Moly I'm Real Sheet Mask

After gushing on about how much I loved the Tony Moly Aloe sheet mask last month I'm back to tell you about another mask I thoroughly enjoyed using, and that was the Avocado mask from the same I'm Real range.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Friday, 6 May 2016

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

L'Oreal Gentle Make-up Remover for Eyes

L'Oreal Gentle Make-up Remover for Eyes.

Monday, 2 May 2016

April | Product Favourites

a picture of Tony Moly Im Real Aloe Sheet Mask, Holika Holika Silky Foot One Shot Peel, Elie Saab Le Parfum and Makeup Revolution Blush in Sugar and Spice

April | Product Favourites 

Another month down, it doesn't seem that long ago since I was writing my March Product Favourites and now here I am talking about April's Favourite Products.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

April | Product Empties

I seriously cannot believe how fast time is flying by, it doesn't seem five minutes ago since I was writing about my March Product Favourites and now I'm here writing about my April empties.

Without much further ado, and because it scares me to focus on the speed that time is going by, here are my April empties.

Picture of St Ives Apricot Scrub, Marks & Spencers Magnolia, Paul Mitchell Clean Cut Hair Styling Cream and Reworks Texture Cream

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

a picture of Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Bravura London Hyaluronic Acid Serum

a picture of Bravura London's Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Bravura London's Hyaluronic Acid Serum


Sunday, 24 April 2016

The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club - Spring 2016

a picture of The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Spring 2016 box
Last month when looking at subscription boxes to try I came across the Discovery Club by The Fragrance Shop which sends out samples of fragrances every quarter for a fairly small cost which is then refundable against the cost of one of the fragrances (whichever you choose) included.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Liebster Award

I was nominated for this award by Madi from Glamorous Mayhem, so thank you sweetie for that.
This award has been doing the rounds for a good number of years now, I actually got nominated for it back when I ran my old blog several years ago. It's a way for smaller blogs to gain recognition and is given by bloggers to other bloggers.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Holika Holika Silky Foot One Shot Peel

*Please note this post will be photo heavy and contain feet.
A picture of Holika Holika Silky Foot One Shot Peel
Committed the blogger sin of opening the product before photographing it.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Liz Earle Eyebright

A picture of Liz Earle Eyebright

Liz Earle's Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion.


Thursday, 14 April 2016

Tony Moly I'm Real Sheet Masks - Rice Clear Skin

A picture of all Tony Moly I'm Real Sheet MasksI remember when I was blogging before, sheet masks were becoming a bit of a thing but one I ignored for a long time to be honest. However after following Biancardi on Instagram, who posts about all sorts of masks I was inspired to start trying some for myself. So I purchased all 11 of Tony Moly's I'm Real sheet masks from Amazon for a mere £8.48 with free P&P.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Holika Holikia Silky Foot Mask Sheet

I work on my feet, have done for twelve years, that's eight hours a day, five days a week. I haven't done the maths but that's a lot of time standing up, not counting any time outside of work either, so obviously the skin on my feet gets a bit battered. So with that in mind, I decided to give Holika Holikia Silky Foot Mask Sheet a try.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Strivectin Illuminating Serum

I chose Strivectin's Illuminating Serum in my 'build a box' from Latest in Beauty primarily from the claims that it would "diminish dull skin, even skin tone and enhance overall clarity," of the skin. My skin isn't particularly dull but I do have different skin tones across my face, from perfectly decent to the Rudolph the red nosed reindeer affect and a few other shades in-between. So anything that could even out those tones would get a thumbs up from me.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Blog Announcement and Giveaway News

Blog Announcement & Giveaway News

From today 7th April 2016 I will be posting twice or three times a week rather than daily as I have been doing, it was always my plan to slow down to two or three times a week but first I just wanted to get some content on my blog, hence the daily posts since I re-started last month.

The main reasons behind posting less often is because I work full time, I am also chief chef, bottle washer, house keeper, food shopper etc and also I have health issues, not least amongst them insomnia, that leads to sheer exhaustion on a regular basis, so I physically cannot keep up with posting every single day.

I do hope I won't lose anyone who reads my blog often because of my decision to slow down a bit, I just don't want to burnout.

Something I do have coming up in the next week however, is a giveaway. This is to say thank you to all those readers who have helped my blog reach 5000 views within one month, which I'm so chuffed with I can't tell you.

The primary part of the giveaway will be the chance to win what you voted for in my poll, a MAC palette x 9 eyeshadows as you see below;

Skin Food | Honey Black Tea Cleansing Cream

A Picture of Skin Food Honey Black Tea Cleansing Cream
Skin Food Honey Black Tea Cleansing Cream.

So, I wanted to try some Korean beauty products after hearing more and more about them of late, and me being me, I found a recommended Korean website (RoseRoseShop) that sells them and looked for something to catch my interest, the most scientific and reasoned way of trying new products right?

After a while browsing I come across Skin Food Honey Black Tea Cleansing Cream, now I'm a huge tea lover, and I also love honey so I'm sold, I don't even check reviews online, I just pop it in my basket and clicked buy.

It also helps that Korean Won is converted into American Dollars, which as we all know is less than our Pound Sterling, so 5,390 the price of the honey black tea cleansing cream, translated to $4.81 or £3.37, total bargain.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

All About Hand Care

I'm going to let you in on a 'skincare hack' I discovered a while ago all about hand care, I came to this realisation after years of having major issues every winter with the skin on my hands, like my mother before me, when the winter comes along the skin on my hands throws up the white flag of surrender and goes into meltdown.

I would have liked to have shown you how my hands looked during that time but I haven't any photos as I no longer get into that state for one reason and one reason only.

Monday, 4 April 2016

March | Product Favourites

A picture of Liz Earle, Bravura London, NARS
March | Product Favourites.

I can't believe a whole month has passed already since I decided to start blogging again, it's been a hectic time for me with work being super crazy and re-starting the blog, it's been particularly hard finding a place to take photos, especially before the clocks went forward again, now thankfully I can go into the garden for an hour after work and get some decent shoots done with a garden table, a white canvas and some artificial roses.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau De Toilette

I received the samples of Elie Saab Le Parfum from the Latest in Beauty Box that I ordered last month, since then I've used them both up completely because, as it turns out, I really love this perfume.

A picture of Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau De Toilette


Saturday, 2 April 2016

Makeup Revolution London - Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

I've said it before and I'll probably say it again about how I'm not the worlds biggest makeup wearer, I know that's slightly odd for a beauty blogger but I think it's totally possible. One of the few makeup products I do wear though is blusher, and that is because I am so pale that without some blush I would look like a ghost.

I posted not long ago about NARS Sex Appeal one of my favourite blushes, since then I've hit pan and am coming to the end of our wonderful companionship. Not to be left blusher-less I popped into Superdrug intending to buy Revolution London Ultra Blush Palette in Golden Sugar, however my Superdrug was sold out so I grabbed the Sugar and Spice palette instead.

A picture of Revolution London Blush in Sugar and Spice

Friday, 1 April 2016

Murine Bright and Moist Eyedrops

A picture of Murine Eyedrops Bright and Moist

I don't know if you're an eye drop user too, but I suffer terribly with dry eyes, and with that comes the grittiness, the itching, the redness. If ever there was a way you make you look tired and haggard without actually being tired and haggard it would be by having glowing red eyes. (okay maybe not glowing but red, definitely red)

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Indeed Labs Fillume Moisturiser

A picture of Indeed Labs Fillume Moisturiser

The Claims

"Restores the look of facial contours.
Plumps the appearance of furrow lines and smile/laugh lines.
Improves skin tone and texture of skin.
Improves topical hydration levels which counteracts the natural decline of skin’s density.

Bring volume where it’s needed! fillume volumising moisturiser is a combination of clinically proven ingredients designed to help target the appearance of subtle facial volume loss at the skin’s surface. Sesamin (from seeds of sesame), hyaluronic acid, and a molecular network of natural biopolymers help skin appear fuller, firmer and smoother without invasive treatments."

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Dry Body Brushing, How and Why.

Dry Skin Brushing,

Something I've started doing again recently after a very, very long break from doing so, is dry body brushing. I use a sisal mitt which I picked up for 50p from a local shop, one side is sisal, a durable natural plant fibre and fairly scratchy, the other side is a soft flannel.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

A picture of Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

The Claims

"Free from mineral oil, it has a rich and creamy texture and swiftly removes all traces of face and eye make up, even stubborn mascara. Phase two is the polishing. Polish off the cream using the pure muslin cloth to gently dislodge dead skin cells and help reveal clean, soft and radiant skin. Naturally active ingredients include eucalyptus and cocoa butter for smoother, cleaner skin."

Friday, 25 March 2016

Elizabeth Arden 8hr Cream

A picture of Elizabeth Arden 8hr Cream

The Claims

"Moisturise and protect anytime, anyway you choose. Shape brows, revitalise shine, soothe dry hands and smooth cuticles and nails. Also for symptoms of chapping, peeling or flaking due to minor burns, sunburn, windburn, scrapes, abrasions or cracked lips."

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Inlight Organic Body Oil with Arnica

a picture of Inlight body oil with arnica

The Claims

"A deeply warming, soothing body oil with a complex of plants and astringent herb extracts to relax, rejuvenate and promote suppleness and elasticity and leave your skin with a lustrous, silky sheen."


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Eyebrow Grooming

Eyebrows, pretty much all of us have them, and we all groom them at some point or another, but what method do we choose and why.

I know I started off plucking my eyebrows back in my teens, it was cheap, the cost of a pair of tweezers and you could do it at home. Back then I don't think there was much of a focus on eyebrows as a fashion statement as much as they are these days with "eyebrow trends". The pressure is on for a great pair of brows.

But whatever trend you follow and whatever shape you choose depends on you and your preferences; so here is a quick low down of some pros and cons of eyebrow shaping.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Sanctuary Polishing Hot Cloth Cleanser

A picture of Sanctuary Polishing Hot Cloth Cleanser

Sanctuary Polishing Hot Cloth Cleanser

The Claims

"Beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut & jojoba oil & soothing camomile are blended into this nourishing creamy cleanser & when partnered with the gently exfoliating muslin cloth delivers a quick & powerful cleansing result. Dead skin cells, dirt & impurities are gently buffed away to reveal skin that is perfectly clean, soft & glows with health."


Monday, 21 March 2016

NARS Blusher in Sex Appeal

Another makeup post so soon after the one about the Lancome Teint Idole foundation, I must be having a flush. But what is more fitting than blusher to come after foundation, after all, once we've created a good base we need a little colour in our lives.

a picture of NARS Sex Appeal Blush

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr 005

I know I've said I won't be featuring makeup heavily on this blog, however I do still wear it and will feature it from time to time. Like today with my favourite foundation in the whole wide world..... (as if I've tried all the foundations doh)

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr foundation in 005 also known as Beige Ivorie.

a picture of Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr in 005

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Latest in Beauty Box

Getting nostalgic for a moment about my old blogging life, I realised after searching for a good beauty box that I was there at the birth of beauty boxes in this country. I probably was even amongst the first to sign up for Glossybox. I remember the debates between bloggers about how good, or bad it would be. Then the initial hiccups, the lovers, the haters, the mehs.

And now five years on, there are so many different beauty boxes to choose from, catering from the younger generation (So Susan) to those on a budget (Glossybox, You Beauty Discovery, Birchbox) to those who don't mind spending more but don't want a monthly subscription (Latest in Beauty, U Feel Unique) Even specialising in certain areas such as nails (Nail Box) or for vegans (LoveLula) or those who want organic products (Naturisimo) and that's not even an exhaustive list.

There were so many in fact that when I decided I wanted to try them again, the only way I managed to make a decision about which box to buy was the fact that Latest in Beauty allowed you to choose your own contents. Less surprise and more delight for me, having had a few too many boxes in the past containing makeup products that were completely wrong for my skin tone. It also isn't subscription based which is ideal for just trying it out, as no one wants to sign up for something to discover they hate it.

Anyway, putting nostalgia aside for a moment I just wanted to quickly run through what I had in my box;


Friday, 18 March 2016

Bravura London Glycolic Acid

a picture of Bravura London Glycolic Acid 10% and Salicylic Acid 2%
Today's star is the Green Bottle

The Claims

"Our unique new formulation is infused with extracts of lavender and can be used 3-4 times a week giving far superior results to a peel used once a week. It helps to fade hyperpigmentation from sun damage or acne, reduces the appearance of fine lines, exfoliates dry skin without being abrasive and reduces acne breakouts."


Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Bravura London Salicylic Acid

a picture of Bravura London Glycolic Acid 10% and Salicylic Acid 2%
Today's star is the Blue Bottle

The Claims

"This 2% daily salicylic acid exfoliator is the perfect choice for treating skin complaints such as blackheads, enlarged pores, congested skin and acne where the skin is oily. Because these skin conditions are caused by the skin being clogged by excess oil and dead skin, using a peel daily will give far superior results than using a stronger peel once a week."


Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Bravura London Calendula Toner

a picture of Bravura London Purifying Calendula Toner 13% AHA

The Claims

"Purifying Calendula Toner is an effective facial astringent recommended for normal and normal to oily skin. Its normalising pH helps to fight bacteria, making it particularly valuable for skin types with partial oiliness and break outs. PH 3.8

This exfoliating facial toner combines the effective exfoliation properties of 10% Glycolic Acid and 3% Lactic Acid with hydrating aloe vera and healing calendula extract. It works to remove the last traces of cleanser, along with dead skin cells and excess oil to leave skin feeling smooth, soft and ready for the next stage in your skincare routine."

Monday, 14 March 2016

Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Day Cream

a picture of Dr Organic Coconut Day Cream

The Claims

"This hydrating day cream is light enough to use every day but rich enough to nourish even dry skin. With medium chain triglycerides from organic virgin coconut oil, this face cream can help improve hydration, firmness and skin tone using plant extracts and organic oils. Deeply nourishing, wonderfully soothing, and designed to smooth and even the skin tone."

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