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Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Skincare | 0 comments

The lip balm that tastes good enough to eat!

The lip balm that tastes good enough to eat!

I picked up this cute Bee Good Raspberry & White Chocolate Lip Balm* in my goody bag from a recent blogger event that I attended in Leeds, the #LeedsMarchMeet. It was a social meeting for bloggers who live in the Leeds area and the aim was to raise money and collect donations for a local foodbank. I had a great time at #LeedsMarchMeet, it’s always nice to meet other bloggers – they’re such a friendly bunch! We also got crafty making our own name badges and feasted on sweets and tasty homemade cakes. There were several health and beauty goodies in my goody bag including this lip balm from Bee Good. The brand was created in 2008 by a Hampshire beekeeper and his wife when they were looking to find uses for excess honey and beeswax from their bees. The brand has leaping bunny status, meaning that their products aren’t tested on animals, and the natural ingredients of the lip balm include British beeswax, Vitamin E, Borage Oil and Echium...

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Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Skincare | 2 comments

Burt’s Bees – Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate

Burt’s Bees – Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate

Burt’s Bees was one of the very first natural skincare brands that I fell in love with, and since then I’ve reviewed a few of their products including this Lip Shimmer in Guava. Their lip balms are my absolute favourite, they’re made with 100% natural ingredients such as beeswax and natural oils and don’t make my lips feel sticky. I was recently sent this Burt’s Bees Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate* to try out and I absolutely love it! The chocolatey fragrance really comes through and it actually makes me want to eat chocolate when I apply it (not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing!). I love to go walking and this lip balm really prevents my lips from chapping in this wet and windy weather that we’ve been having recently. Burt’s Bees Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate is the perfect low-calorie chocolatey treat and at just £3.99 each a Burt’s Bees Lip Balm in any flavour would make a perfect stocking...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Skincare | 0 comments

Paul & Joe – Autumn 2015 Lip Treatment Balm

Paul & Joe – Autumn 2015 Lip Treatment Balm

Just a quick review today on this very cute little tin of Lip Treatment Balm* from Paul & Joe Beaute. This is a limited edition product, part of their Autumn 2015 collection. I just love the bee and flower print on the little round tin, it’s so cute and bees are so popular at the moment. One of the reasons it has bees on is that the ingredients include Honey and Ginger. There is also another limited edition variant of the Lip Treatment Balm that contains Earl Grey Tea, Bergamot and Lemon, and the tin is decorated in a floral design. Other ingredients include Olive Oil and Lavender Oil to help hydrate the lips and lock in moisture. This will be a great little product for Winter, I like to go out walking in the cold weather so I’ll be able to keep this in my pocket to prevent my lips from getting chapped. The product itself is a translucent honey coloured balm, very different from your usual opaque...

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Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Skincare | 0 comments

Want full pouty lips?

Want full pouty lips?

Manuka Doctor is a brand that I’ve only recently started to learn about, having reviewed their ApiClear Purifying Facial Peel a few weeks ago. I was given this ApiRefine Lip Enhancer to try out by one of their representatives at The City Girls blogger event that I attended recently in Leeds, and there was quite a buzz around it given the current trend for pouty lips. Manuka Doctor Lip Enhancer is a lip plumper containing Purified Bee Venom and Manuka Honey to help encourage natural collagen formation in the lips, and has been clinically proven to increase lip volume in as little as 5 minutes. The product itself is a milky coloured gel that you apply to your lips just like you would with any other lip balm. Not only does it aim to plump the lips but it also moisturises them, although I was disappointed to read that the main ingredient is Paraffinum Liquidum – sometimes known as Mineral Oil or Liquid Paraffin – which is a by-product of...

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Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Skincare | 1 comment

Manuka Doctor – Apiclear Purifying Facial Peel

Manuka Doctor – Apiclear Purifying Facial Peel

A review of a brand new product today, it’s Apiclear Purifying Facial Peel* from Manuka Doctor. Manuka Doctor is a skincare brand that uses a couple of very specific unique ingredients within its products, mainly Manuka Honey and Purified Bee Venom (PBVi): – Manuka Honey boosts elastin and cell regeneration within the skin and it also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You’ll probably have noticed that honey is becoming more and more popular within skincare products at the moment, due to its benefits. – Purified Bee Venom is the purest form of bee venom collected for skincare. It contains a potent combination of natural enzymes, peptides and amino acids and it’s a potent anti-ager and natural alternative to antibiotic therapy for acne. The bees aren’t harmed whilst gathering the venom, but a lot of people still think it’s cruel and PBVi is an ingredients that is shunned by cruelty-free campaigners. Purifying Facial Peel is a brand new product from the Apiclear range and I was one of the first to try it out. Aimed...

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Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Skincare | 4 comments

Bee Good – Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water

Bee Good – Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water

All things honey and bee-related are really popular at the moment, plus it has recently been highlighted that honey has wonderful properties that help to treat and improve skin. This Bee Good Honey & Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water is made in Hampshire, UK, from the honey of British bees and other natural ingredients and contains no synthetics or parabens. This 3-in-1 Cleansing Water is a clear liquid with hardly any scent and it really does have 3 benefits – it dissolves and removes make-up, cleanses the skin like a cleanser and then tones and refreshes the skin. It should be applied to a cotton wool pad then swept over the face, with no need to rinse afterwards, and can be used morning and night. Personally I don’t like products where there is no need to rinse as I don’t like the feeling of a product being left on the skin, so I have been using it as a pre-cleanse to remove make-up before using my usual Eucerin Dermo...

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Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Skincare | 4 comments

Burts Bees – Lip Shimmer in Champagne

Burts Bees – Lip Shimmer in Champagne

I had been lusting after this Burts Bees Lip Shimmer in Champagne for ages, ever since I reviewed their Lip Shimmer in pink Guava last Summer (you can read that review here). Although I really liked the pink Guava one I felt that the more neutral Champagne shade would suit me better, so I decided to ‘invest’! Burts Bees is one of my favourite brands for lip care products, they strive to produce 100% natural beauty products and they also do a lot of work to help protect bees, given that a lot of their products contain beeswax. In my opinion a lot of natural beauty brands scrimp on their packaging design and end up looking a bit down-market. Not Burts Bees! I just love their packaging in eye-catching yellow and red, with just a touch of the traditional about it. This little lip shimmer comes in a twist-up bullet formation (although it does not twist back down which is a bit annoying) with the eye-catching Burts Bees logo on...

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Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Random | 0 comments

BioBees – Fresh Royal Jelly Elixir

BioBees – Fresh Royal Jelly Elixir

I was recently asked to review Fresh Royal Jelly Elixir* from BioBees, an all natural healthcare supplement containing Fresh Royal Jelly combined with a unique blend of fresh herbs including Korean Ginseng Extract, Guarana and Sarsaparilla. The aim of Fresh Royal Jelly Elixir is to help to maintain health, vitality, energy, youth and performance. Fresh Royal Jelly Elixir comes really nicely packaged in a box containing ten 12ml vials of the supplement, and you are supposed to drink one vial each morning before breakfast. So what is Royal Jelly? Royal Jelly is a secretion made by honey bees that they use to provide nutrition for growing bee larvae and adult queen bees and fresh Royal Jelly is believed to increase ones overall sense of well-being. Once I had found out what Royal Jelly was I was a little bit put off by the product, was I really sure that I wanted to drink a secretion made by bees? Plus, at this point I also need to mention that I...

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