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Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Skincare | 6 comments

Timeless Truth – Face Masks

Timeless Truth – Face Masks

I was actually sent these sheet face masks ages ago but it’s taken me until now to get round to reviewing them. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long, I love face masks and use one every week, but I think I was maybe put off by the fact that these are sheet masks and I thought they might be a bit fiddly to use. The three facial sheet masks that I have here are all from Timeless Truth: Charcoal Detox Brightening Mask, Organic Silk Fibre Elixir Mask and Green Tea Phenol Soothing Mask. If you’re new to sheet masks the idea is this – it’s a piece of fabric that has been soaked in the face mask product (this could be a liquid, gel or cream) and you simple peel off the backing sheet and place it over your face. There are holes for the eyes, nose and mouth so you can still see and breathe. They’re probably a little bit quicker to apply than a...

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Bath & Body | 4 comments

Black toothpaste?

Black toothpaste?

Yes, you read that right… black toothpaste! I was asked to try this out by Beverly Hills Formula and I was both intrigued and disgusted when I received it. Do you remember when Heinz launched a limited edition green ketchup a few years back? I felt the same then, some things are not meant to be a different colour! The thought of a black toothpaste is just something that’s never crossed my mind and it seems counter-intuitive to use something black to clean and whiten. Now for the sciencey bit… the reason that this toothpaste is black is because it contains activated charcoal which is known to eliminate bacteria and therefore prevent bad breath. Activated charcoal is also useful at removing tannins, these include coffee, tea and red wine, and these are the things that cause teeth to stain. So the toothpaste is able to gently remove stains from teeth without being too abrasive. Beverly Hills Formula recommend that the best whitening results can be seen after brushing for...

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Skincare | 0 comments

Origins – Starting Over & Clear Improvement

Origins – Starting Over & Clear Improvement

The last time I ordered online from Origins I received these 2 free samples of Starting Over Age-Erasing Moisturiser and Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. Origins are really good like that and often offer free samples or free delivery if you spend over a certain amount, and these little mini-replica tubes are the perfect size to stash in an overnight bag or suitcase when you are going away. The Starting Over moisturiser is a thick white cream with a floral scent. The scent is a little bit strong for my liking but it isn’t unpleasant. The ingredients include Mimosa, Argan Leaf Extract and Green Algae and the product aims to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Starting Over can be used morning and evening but I have just been using it in the evening as it doesn’t contain an SPF. It is actually a great moisturiser to apply at night as it is very thick and moisturising and gives your skin a real moisture boost while you are...

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