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Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Get firm skin with Trilogy Firming Body Lotion

Get firm skin with Trilogy Firming Body Lotion

It’s so important to know what you’re putting on your skin. Have you ever read the ingredient list of your favourite skincare product and wondered what everything is and what it does? When I’m choosing and purchasing my own skincare and bodycare products I always look for brands that contain natural or organic ingredients and Trilogy is one of those brands that I often choose. Voted New Zealand’s no 1 skincare brand the majority of their products are designed around rosehip, a super food for the skin that helps  cells to repair themselves. Trilogy Firming Body Lotion is a body moisturiser that helps to nourish, smooth and firm the skin and improve the skin’s natural elasticity. It contains rosehip, evening primrose (aids in the regeneration of skin cells) and caffeine (has a firming effect on the skin). I’ve been using Firming Body Lotion for 2 weeks now, applying it after a bath or shower. I find that the lotion leaves skin looking quite matt, but it does feel soft...

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Make a difference with Body Butter from The Body Shop

Make a difference with Body Butter from The Body Shop

Did you know….. that The Body Shop® launched their iconic Body Butters 24 years ago with just three flavours? For almost a quarter of a century now, people have been moisturising with Body Butter, and there are now 17 fragrances to choose from. I remember discovering the Shea Body Butter when I was a teenager (I’m showing my age now!) and being really impressed with how soft and smooth my legs felt after applying it before a night out. And despite trying many other body moisturising products along the years I’ve regularly come back to the sheer richness of The Body Shop® Body Butters. Body Butters also contain natural ingredients that have been sourced through The Body Shop® unique Community Trade Programme, so each purchase helps to change the lives of communities around the world. For example, sourcing Shea Butter from Ghana has helped fund water pipes and wells, and the Argan Oil comes from co-operatives in Morocco providing their women with a fair and regular income enabling them...

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Roger & Gallet – Precious Revitalizing Balm

Roger & Gallet – Precious Revitalizing Balm

Roger & Gallet are really good at taking one of their fragrances and then developing lots of bodycare products around it. They’ve recently released a new collection of moisturising body balms in three of their bestselling fragrances – Fleur d’Osmanthus, Fleur de Figuier and Rose. This trio of balms has been created to nourish and cocoon the skin in comfort whilst adding a gentle scent. I was sent the Precious Revitalizing Balm in the Fleur d’Osmanthus* to try out. Roger & Gallet suggest that the Fleur d’Osmanthus fragrance ‘transports you into a Chinese Garden of Eden’, it’s made up of the scent of the Osmanthus flower plus mandarin, grapefruit and benzoin essential oils. It’s quite a floral bouquet with a note of white tea. Personally it’s not my favourite of Roger & Gallet’s scents, it’s a bit too floral and Summery for me. My first observation was that the fragrance is quite strong with this body balm so it’s perfect for layering with the other products in this collection – including the Sorbet...

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Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Roger & Gallet – Gingembre Rouge Sorbet Body Lotion

Roger & Gallet – Gingembre Rouge Sorbet Body Lotion

I’ve got another Roger & Gallet product review for you today, it’s Sorbet Body Lotion* from the Gingembre Rouge collection. I previously reviewed the citrusy Cedrat Sorbet Body Lotion last Christmas and really liked it, so I was really looking forward to trying out this candy pink variety. The Body Lotion itself is a pearlised white cream – it’s just the bottle that is pink – but it’s actually nice that it doesn’t have any colourings added. ‘Gingembre Rouge’ translates from French as ‘red ginger’, although personally I don’t think that the fragrance is at all gingery, it’s more fruity with a sweet spicy undertone. The ingredients do include extract of Ginger Root though, plus nourishing Aloe Vera and Pomegranate Oil which is probably where the fruitiness comes from. The Sorbet Body Lotion feels light and refreshing on the skin, perfect for the warmer Summer months, and the tiny pearl flecks within the lotion leave a radiance on the surface of the skin. To build up the fragrance you...

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Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Skincare | 0 comments

The Body Shop launch Oils Of Life

The Body Shop launch Oils Of Life

This week The Body Shop® have launched the new Oils Of Life range, a collection of skincare products that all contain a blend of three natural oils – black cumin seed oil, rosehip seed oil and camellia seed oil – known for their supreme revitalising and repairing properties on skin. I’ve been lucky enough to try out a selection of the Oils Of Life products, using them for the past week, and I’ve been pretty impressed so far. Here’s what I think… The Body Shop® Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Essence Lotion – this is a bi-phase lotion which means that it contains both oil and water which separate out when it has been left to stand. I think the proportion of oil to water is fairly small though as the oil only takes up a centimetre or so of space at the top of the bottle. This lotion should be used a bit like a toner, you use it on a cotton wool pad after cleansing to remove the last...

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Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Cowshed – Wild Cow Invigorating Body Lotion

Cowshed – Wild Cow Invigorating Body Lotion

I’d been wanting to try some Cowshed bodycare products for ages, I enjoy any brands that use natural ingredients in their products and I love the quirky names and descriptions that Cowshed use. So when I found this mini Wild Cow Invigorating Body Lotion nestled inside my April 2015 My Little Dream Box I was rather excited. Invigorating Body Lotion is a thick white lotion with an uplifting spicy lemon and ginger scent, it’s quite masculine really and would be just as suitable for use by a man as it is by a woman. I like that the black and white packaging is fairly unisex too. There are lots of essential oils within the ingredients list and I think it’s great that Cowshed are using natural fragrances and not artificial ones. I have been applying Wild Cow Invigorating Body Lotion after my morning shower, and I have found that when I remove my clothes at night my skin feels just as soft and moisturised as it did when I first applied...

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Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Bath & Body | 5 comments

Ted Baker – W Eau De Toilette Gift Set

Ted Baker – W Eau De Toilette Gift Set

It’s such a shame that we’ve already had Mothers Day here in the UK, because this Ted Baker W Eau de Toilette Gift Set would make THE perfect gift for mum. Nestled inside the pretty pink gift box is a 30ml bottle of Ted Baker W Eau de Toilette, plus a matching Body Wash and Body Lotion. The rose and dragonfly design on the box, and the front of the two tubes, is really pretty and Summery. What’s more it’s super affordable, at less than £13 for the full set! I hadn’t tried any of Ted Baker’s fragrances before I tried W and I really love it. It’s quite strong at first, it reminds me a bit of a 1980s type of perfume where you got a huge hit of scent as soon as you sprayed it. I would describe it as quite a ‘green’ fragrance, notes include Lily Of The Valley, Bergamot and Vetiver, but there are a lot of floral notes in there too such as Freesia...

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Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Roger & Gallet – Christmas Bodycare Selection

Roger & Gallet – Christmas Bodycare Selection

I love Roger & Gallet, their products look so pretty and traditional but with a modern edge, and they have a great range of gifts. Today I am looking at some of their new Christmas bodycare goodies. The Roger & Gallet range of Sorbet Body Lotions would look simply beautiful all lined up next to one another in their pretty pastel colours. I have been trying out the Citron (Cedrat) Sorbet Body Lotion* which comes in a pastel yellow pump bottle. It has a strong scent with overriding notes of citrus and mint, but I can also easily smell the more woody fragrances of cedar and white amber. The product itself is a white lotion, it’s fairly light and sinks in quickly leaving a lovely sheen on the surface of the skin. The scent is a little overpowering for me, I wouldn’t be able to apply a lot of it at once or I would feel overwhelmed, but it really is beautiful. The other fragrances in the Sorbet Body...

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