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Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

Tanworx – Tan Maintainer

Tanworx – Tan Maintainer

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the new Tanworx Self Tanning Foam from Monu Skincare (you can read that review here) and they have since sent me their Tanworx Tan Maintainer* to try out. The aim of Tan Maintainer is to apply it to your skin a couple of days after applying the Self Tanning Foam, so that it helps to moisturise your skin and ensure that your tan is maintained for longer. The first thing that I noticed when using Tan Maintainer was its colour. It is a rather scary bright yellow colour, not what I was expecting! The ingredients include carrot oil (which fights against cellular damage caused by the sun), so perhaps this is why it is yellow? Other ingredients include Coconut Oil and Sunflower Oil to moisturise the skin, plus Hyaluronic Acid and Seaweed. It should only be used on the body and not the face as the tub states that it should not be used around the eye area. Tanworx Tan Maintainer is...

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Bath & Body | 3 comments

Tanworx – Self Tanning Foam

Tanworx – Self Tanning Foam

I was recently asked to try out this new Tanworx Self Tanning Foam that has been developed by natural skincare specialists Monu Skincare. Monu is an ethical skincare brand, they are against animal testing and their products contain no synthetic perfumes or colours. You may have already read my review of Monu Hydrating Moisturiser SPF15. This product came at a perfect time for me as only a couple of weeks ago I was thinking that I was looking rather pale and could do with a nice tan… and hey presto Tanworx Self Tanning Foam popped through my letterbox! I am a big fan of fake tan as it’s so much better for our bodies than tanning via a sunbed, but it’s still really important to make sure you use a good quality product that doesn’t contain lots of nasty ingredients. Did you know that parabens are thought by some people to contribute to cancer? So this Tanworx product from Monu Skincare is perfect as it doesn’t contain these nasty...

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Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Skincare | 1 comment

Monu – Illuminating Primer SPF 15

Monu – Illuminating Primer SPF 15

I was really impressed with the last Monu skincare product that I tried out, so I was really pleased to see this little sample of Illuminating Primer SPF 15 in October’s Glossybox. Monu is an ethical skincare brand, they are against animal testing and their products contain no synthetic perfumes or colours. This Illuminating Primer SPF 15 contains zinc oxide for sun protection, plus antioxidant vitamin E, and is paraben free. This primer can be worn alone as a day moisturiser, or under make-up as a primer. It contains illuminating, light reflecting particles to give the face a radiant and soft-focus finish. Monu Illuminating Primer SPF 15 is a fairly light cream with a gentle plant-y scent. It does need to be massaged in to the skin very well otherwise your face may appear slightly white until the lotion has completely sunk in, but I do really like it. I love that it contains SPF 15 and helps protect against UV damage as I never go out of the...

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Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Makeup, Skincare | 0 comments

Glossybox – October 2013

Glossybox – October 2013

The theme of this month’s Glossybox is Dark Romance, with a focus on dark berry lips and illuminated skin, to help get recipients into the Halloween spirit. There’s a focus on skincare products this month which I am fairly pleased about, and another Glossybox magazine too which I enjoyed reading more than last month’s. So, now onto the products…. The first product is a small 20ml bottle of Illuminating Primer SPF 15 from natural skincare brand Monu. I received a moisturiser from Monu in one of the Glossyboxes over the Summer and I was really pleased with it, plus I love the fact that this primer contains sun protection SPF, so I am hoping that this product will be a good one. It can be used on its own for a flawless illuminating finish to skin, or as a base for make-up. A full size 50ml tube of Illuminating Primer SPF 15 from Monu is priced at £22. The next product is a small 20ml bottle of Moisturising Smoothie...

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Skincare | 0 comments

Monu – Hydrating Moisturiser SPF15

Monu – Hydrating Moisturiser SPF15

This Hydrating Moisturiser SPF15 from ethical skincare brand Monu was in my June Glossybox. This is the first product from Monu that I have tried and I have been pleasantly surprised. Monu is an ethical skincare brand, they are against animal testing and their products contain no synthetic perfumes or colours. This Hydrating Moisturiser SPF15 is suitable for all skin types and contains zinc oxide for sun protection, plus antioxidant vitamin E, and is paraben free. First things first, as the product is quite thick it is really difficult to get it out of the bottle! No amount of shaking will dispense the moisturiser, and after a big squeeze of the bottle you are left with a huge blob of moisturiser too big for use on just one face. However, this is just a sample size bottle for Glossybox distribution, and I do believe that the full size version of this product has a pump dispenser. Despite the Monu Hydrating Moisturiser SPF15 being quite thick it does sink into...

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Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Makeup, Skincare | 0 comments

Glossybox – June 2013

Glossybox – June 2013

My June Glossybox is here! The theme of this one is ‘Summer Looks’ and it is quite make-up focused with some good full-sized products. I really do get excited when I am opening my Glossybox, I love taking off the lid, untying the ribbon and peeling back the tissue paper to find out what is nestled inside! The first item is a full-sized 25ml John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Hair Serum which retails at £6.29. I use this product all the time to tame my frizzy hair, so whilst it’s not particulary new and exciting it is well received! The second product is a full-sized Eye Inspire Mono Eyeshadow in Mirage from affordable boutique make-up brand Me Me Me, which retails at £4.99. It is a lovely shimmery coffee brown colour and I think this will work really nicely as an accent colour on the eyes. The third product is another full-sized make-up product, a Waterproof Protective Lip Liner pencil in shade 4 from Helen E priced at £8. I have tried Helen...

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