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Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Skincare | 8 comments

Liz Earle – Cleanse & Polish

Liz Earle – Cleanse & Polish

You’ve pretty much got to have been living under a rock for the past 5 years to not have heard of Liz Earle’s wonder-cleanser Cleanse & Polish. Loads of bloggers rave about it and it’s forever popping up in people’s top 5 skincare product lists. So I treated myself to it at Christmas to see what all the hype is about…. I went for the Limited Christmas Edition starter kit, which included a 150ml pump bottle of Cleanse & Polish, 2 muslin cloths and an instruction card all nestled inside a Wintery floral tube. I love the fact that the set includes 2 muslin cloths, so one can be in the wash while you’re using the other. Cleanse & Polish is basically a two-step process – you Cleanse using the cream cleanser, I find that one and a half pumps is about right, you massage it into your skin in a circular movement – just like you would with any other cleanser. Then you Polish the skin and remove the...

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Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Skincare | 0 comments

Pure & Light Organic – Essential Floral Toner Review

Pure & Light Organic – Essential Floral Toner Review

I hadn’t heard of Pure & Light Organic before I tried this product, so I’ve done a bit of research. The brand was set up by Agnes Donazy over a decade ago when she started to develop extreme skin sensitivity due to reactions to chemicals, so she decided to set up her own natural skincare brand. Pure & Light Organic products are 100% natural and non-toxic, and never contain unnecessary ingredients. I have been testing out Essential Floral Toner, it’s a natural liquid toner that contains orange blossom, geranium and rosemary. Essential Floral Toner is packaged in a tall, thin silver tube with a spray nozzle. I quite like the packaging it looks quite premium, and the box comes packaged inside a white branded cardboard box. Essential Floral Toner is suitable for most skin types, and it aims to promote skin moisture retention and calm and soothe the effects of irritation. I have been using it at night after cleansing my skin with Soap & Glory Peaches And Clean Cleanser,...

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Makeup | 2 comments

Makeup Revolution – Awesome Eyeshadow & Eyebrow Palette Lock & Load

Makeup Revolution – Awesome Eyeshadow & Eyebrow Palette Lock & Load

My Twitter feed has been full of comments and reviews on new budget make-up brand Makeup Revolution for a good few months now, so I’m a bit late to the party. I have to admit that my first impression of this Awesome Eyeshadow & Eyebrow Palette in Lock & Load was not a good one, as the first palette that I purchased arrived damaged in the post and it had to be replaced. The palette itself is quite flimsy and 2 of the eyeshadows had crumbled and come out of their pans completely making for a bit of a mess. I also find the fastening of the palette a bit odd, there is a ‘press stud’ type of contraption at one end that you have to prize apart, and the first time I tried opening it I broke my nail. Continuing on a negative theme, I also think that Lock & Load contains a strange collection of colours – although each shade is nice in itself they don’t really...

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Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Haircare | 0 comments

John Frieda – Full Repair Hydrate & Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner

John Frieda – Full Repair Hydrate & Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner

I wouldn’t describe my hair as damaged, but it is coloured and the ends get very dry and flyaway, so anything that promises to hydrate and rescue hair is welcome! I was recently asked to try out this duo from John Frieda’s Full Repair range – Hydrate & Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner and have been using them for just over a week. The Full Repair range promises to ‘reverse damage with every use’ and I wasn’t sure what to expect from these products, as I know it’s not possible to actually repair damage to hair such as split ends, etc, so I was looking forward to seeing what benefits this John Frieda shampoo and condtioner brought. Both products have a hydrating formula, and the ingredients include Inca Inchi Oil which is rich in omega-3, this helps to rescue hair from the look and feel of damage as it nourishes. The Full Repair range is safe for chemically treated or coloured hair. Both the Full Repair shampoo and conditioner are...

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Skincare | 0 comments

Soap & Glory – Peaches and Clean 3-in-1 Wash-Off Deep Purifying Cleanser

Soap & Glory – Peaches and Clean 3-in-1 Wash-Off Deep Purifying Cleanser

Some eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that I already reviewed Peaches And Clean Cleanser a few months ago, but Soap & Glory have recently redeveloped their skincare range so I wanted to weigh up how the new version of Peaches And Clean performs against the old one. The old Peaches And Clean was one of my favourite cleansers (and could also double up as an exfoliating mask) so I was nervous to try out the new version and had my fingers crossed that it wouldn’t have changed too much. Soap & Glory have added OXYGINSENG Technology™ (their special oxygen boosting complex) to this product to re-energize and stimulate the skin, plus PEACH & GOJUICE™ Extracts (Peach Extract and Goji Berry extract) that are rich in Vitamin A, C and anti oxidants. They have also removed parabens from the cleanser which I think is a great move. The old product was described as a ‘4-in-1 Wash-Off Deep Cleansing Milk’ whereas the new one is a ‘3-in-1 Wash-Off Deep Purifying Cleanser’. The...

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