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

What’s new from The Body Shop this Valentines Day?

What’s new from The Body Shop this Valentines Day?

You may have seen that a couple of weeks ago I featured the brand new Bowhanti perfume from The Body Shop® as my Perfume of The Day. Well today I’ve got a whole host of more brand news products from The Body Shop® to show you, and I think you’ll be impressed! First up is the new Almond Milk & Honey bodycare collection, newly released on Valentines Day! With almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, this range is perfect if you suffer from sensitive or dry skin. Almond oil helps to nourish whilst honey soothes, and they both smell fantastic too! I’ve been trying out four different products from the range: Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Caring Shower Cream is perfect for sensitive skin, it’s really light and much thinner and runnier than a shower gel. It has a texture similar to that of pouring cream, and it smells divine (in fact all these products smell amazing!). The scent is warm and comforting like...

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Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Makeup | 1 comment

Miners – Eye Make-Up Selection

Miners – Eye Make-Up Selection

A few weeks ago I was sent this eye make-up selection from budget make-up brand Miners, but given the excitement of Christmas and New Year it’s taken me a while to get around to reviewing them. When I think of the brand Miners it reminds me of the very first eyeshadow palette I had as a little girl (a cast-off from my Mum!), it was a pale blue duo and I used it when I was dressing up. I’d forgotten about the brand to be honest, as I’d not seen anything from them for years, but 2014 was the year I was to rediscover Miners and their new, modern cosmetics. This is Define & Line Liquid Eyeliner, the shade is called Blue but to be honest it’s very dark – more of a navy. The applicator is a hard wand which makes it quite easy to apply an even straight line along the lashes. The product is fairly liquid, I thought it was quite watery at first, but the colour is...

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Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Radox – Uplifting Pink Grapefruit & Basil Handwash

Radox – Uplifting Pink Grapefruit & Basil Handwash

Just a quick review for you today of Radox Uplifting Pink Grapefruit & Basil Handwash. I picked this up from the supermarket recently, to keep on the side of the sink in our bathroom. Pink grapefruit is one of my favourite scents (check out my reviews of Burt’s Bees Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit and The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Eau de Toilette if you like the scent too!). The product itself is a transparent pinky coloured gel, it looks a really pretty colour in the bottle. The handwash lathers up really quickly but has quite a spicy fragrance rather than the usual sweet citrussy scent that I was expecting. I couldn’t pick out the basil in the fragrance either. This Radox handwash is pleasant but I have to say it’s not my favourite pink grapefruit beauty product that I’ve tried. Plus it contains sodium laureth sulfate – the ingredient which makes most soaping products lather – which can be quite harsh and I usually try to avoid it....

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Makeup | 3 comments

Step-by-step guide to the perfect eyeliner

Step-by-step guide to the perfect eyeliner

You may have read my post recently about the launch of Essence make-up in the UK, a fantastically affordable range of make-up exclusive to Wilkinsons. Well here is another of their amazing budget make-up products – the 2in1 Eyeliner Pen. Currently only available in black, this liquid eyeliner pen has 2 felt-tip type nibs – one thin and pointed, and the other thick with a flat nib a bit like a calligraphy pen. I love anything that is multi-use and this liquid eyeliner doesn’t disappoint. The image below shows the thin nib: The image below shows the thick nib: You can use each nib to create a different eye look, or you can use them together to create a look. The thick nib would be perfect to create a dramatic 1960s style eye with no eyeshadow, just a thick line of black liner that wings up to a cats eye and lots of black mascara. The swatch image below shows clearly the line that each nib gives: The liner...

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Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Makeup | 0 comments

L’Oreal Paris – Super Liner in Black Crystals

L’Oreal Paris – Super Liner in Black Crystals

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the Super Liner Black Lacquer in Black Vinyl from L’Oreal Paris, and today I am reviewing the same liquid eyeliner in Black Crystals. The Super Liner is a black liquid eyeliner in felt tip form. Black Crystals is a deep intense black shade with tiny gold flecks in it. You can just about pick out the gold shimmer from the swatch image below but the gold particles really are tiny. It needs a good shake before each use too to ensure that the gold flecks are evenly distributed throughout the eyeliner. The applicator is a bit like that of a felt tip pen, although the spongy nib is very long and thin and slightly bendy which allows you to apply a really thin line of eyeliner if you want. I actually find this easier than using a liquid eyeliner that has a brush applicator, and I like to apply it AFTER my mascara so that I can get up really close to...

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Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Bath & Body | 1 comment

Janjira – Thai Lime & Ginger Hand Wash

Janjira – Thai Lime & Ginger Hand Wash

I always try to use hand washes made from natural ingredients that don’t contain sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) and this Thai Lime & Ginger Hand Wash from Janjira fits the bill. The Janjira brand was born in Thailand, hence the exotic sounding name, and none of their products contains parabens, paraffins or sulphates – neither are they tested on animals. The Janjira philosophy is all about experiencing spa-inspired products in your own home. The product that I have been using is a small sample size tube of Thai Lime & Ginger Hand Wash that I recently received in my Dream Box (a collaboration beauty box between Latest In Beauty and British Beauty Blogger) but the full size product is a rather handsome tall dark green pump bottle, as you can see from the image above. The hand wash itself is a thick, clear gel which foams fairly easily when added to water but does still feel quite thick in your hands and needs a thorough rinsing. It has a...

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Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Bath & Body | 4 comments

Naturally European – Ginger & Lime Luxury Hand Wash

Naturally European – Ginger & Lime Luxury Hand Wash

I recently purchased this Ginger & Lime Luxury Hand Wash from Naturally European to put by the sink in my kitchen. I have previously used their Rose Petal Luxury Hand Wash (you can read my review of that here) and really loved it, plus Naturally European’s products do not contain any parabens or SLS and are not tested on animals which is great. Naturally European’s products are all based on traditional fragrances, and include rose petal, lavender, milk and verbena. I think their bottles look really nice and classy too, I love the traditional style of the labels. It’s a nice big 500ml bottle too so it will last for ages. A squirt of this hand wash is quite generous and it also gives a really good slippery soapy lather which can be quite rare with SLS-free products. The fragrance is lovely and citrussy when you’re actually using it and I struggled to detect the scent of ginger…. but after your hands have been dried it leaves behind a...

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Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Skincare | 0 comments

Salcura – Antiac Daily Face Wash and ACTIV Liquid Spray & FREE samples

Salcura – Antiac Daily Face Wash and ACTIV Liquid Spray & FREE samples

I was recently contacted by Salcura to ask if I would like to try out some of their specialist natural skincare products. I was sent a real haul of products to test including these 2 Antiac products developed to help reduce and treat the symptoms of acne. Antiac is a range of 100% natural acne treatment that contains no harsh chemicals, only plant-based ingredients such as sea buckthorn, tea tree and sandalwood oils. Antiac was recently rated the best acne treatment on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies programme. Antiac Daily Face Wash* – this is a ph neutral foaming facial wash with a translucent amber colour, and it lathers and foams fairly well. It should be used morning and evening. It removes face make-up really well, but it’s not too good at removing eye make-up so you may need to use a separate eye make-up remover beforehand. It has a pleasant scent that doesn’t smell medicated or clinical in any way and it’s totally free from parabens, SLS, perfumes, steroids,...

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