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Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Makeup | 0 comments

Limited edition Summer 2015 products from Clarins

Limited edition Summer 2015 products from Clarins

I love a limited edition product, they always seem to have such a buzz around them and these two offerings from Clarins are no exception. They are Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in Apricot* and Summer Bronzing Compact*, both part of the Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Make-Up Collection which was launched in May 2015. Aquatic Treasures is all about capturing the textures and shades of the ocean and all of the products within the limited edition collection aim to illuminate the skin and help give a glowing complexion. Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in Apricot – I’ve actually reviewed this product before but in a different shade – Rose – you can read my review of that here. It’s quite a luxury product that you can use to add a bit of colour or shimmer to your complexion. This Apricot shade is a limited edition and can be used to give your skin a healthy warm glow and it also contains Clarins’ anti-pollution complex to help protect skin from...

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Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Makeup | 1 comment

Clarins – Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base

Clarins – Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base

Another Clarins review for you today, and this one’s a bit of a luxury. It’s a recent addition to their Instant Light range, called Radiance Boosting Complexion Base*, aimed at illuminating and correcting the skin prior to applying your foundation. It comes in 3 shades and I’ve been testing out the Rose shade, which has been developed for all skin shades to help brighten the complexion. Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base is a lightweight cream with a floral rose scent and comes in a pump tube so it’s really easy and non-messy to dispense. It can be applied directly to the skin before applying foundation, or it can also be mixed with a liquid or cream foundation to add a shimmer and lightness to the base product. You can also apply it to the skin on its own, on non-make-up days, to just give the skin some brightness and lift, and it feels cool and freshening on the skin when you first apply it. I’ve been using this...

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Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Skincare | 1 comment

Botanicals – Radiance Serum

Botanicals – Radiance Serum

I love natural skincare brand Botanicals and have recently also reviewed their Cleansing Melt and Nourishing Face Balm. All of Botanicals’ products are blended by hand in rural England and contain no no petrochemicals or synthetic additives, plus they are approved by the Soil Association, are suitable for vegans and are never tested on animals. Radiance Serum is a blend of natural oils that give revitalising effects to the skin. The main ingredients include apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, rosehip oil, jojoba, evening primrose, lavender, mandarin and chamomile. Avocado is known to increase collagen in the skin giving a plumping effect and is sometimes known as ‘nature’s botox’! The scent of Radiance Serum is beautiful, the lavender really comes through but it also has a citrusy undertone and it smells natural and relaxing. Although it’s called a serum it’s really a golden coloured oil – it’s very different to the consistency of other serums that you’d find on the high street – and I’ve been using it as a...

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Skincare | 8 comments

My 3 favourite….. Face Masks

My 3 favourite….. Face Masks

This is the first in a new feature that I will be doing occasionally, looking at my favourite products. Today I will be discussing my 3 favourite face masks and explaining why I like them so much. There are so many face masks out there – drying clay masks, moisturising cream masks, clarifying gel masks – it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start, so I have picked 3 products that are all great at doing different things for your skin. The first face mask that really makes the grade is Clear Improvement from Origins. I first tried this out last Summer when I received a free sample of it, and I couldn’t believe it had taken me so long to find it. I now make sure I always have a full size tube of this clay mask in my bathroom cabinet. Clear Improvement is a thick black-coloured active charcoal face mask that helps to clear the pores. It dries extremely hard on the skin which can be a bit...

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Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Skincare | 0 comments

Clarins – Pure And Radiant Mask

Clarins – Pure And Radiant Mask

The New Year is traditionally a time when people detox and try different ways to re-energise and rejuvenate their bodies after a busy and excessive Christmas period, and it’s no different for our skin. So when the lovely people at Clarins asked me if I would like to review one of their products in the New Year I said I would like to review a skincare product that would be perfect for tired and dehydrated skin, and they sent me this Pure And Radiant Mask from their Truly Matte range. Pure And Radiant is a deep-purifying mask that contains refreshing Pink Clay. It aims to clean and tighten the skin whilst refining pores, leaving a fresh matte result. It also helps to  comfort red or irritated skin which is perfect for this time of year. The mask has a soft creamy texture, is very pale peach (almost white) in colour and has a gentle divine scent. In fact when I think about it I love the smell of most...

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Skincare | 1 comment

Pukka Ayurveda – Radiance Serum

Pukka Ayurveda – Radiance Serum

I received this little tube of Radiance Serum from Pukka Ayurveda in my July Glossybox, but it’s taken me a little while to get round to my review. Now before I go any further, I have just read that Pukka is discontinuing its Ayurveda skincare line, so if you’re a fan of their products stock up now! I wonder if Glossybox knew that this product would soon be discontinued when they supplied it in their July box? This revitalising Radiance Serum contains Aloe Vera and Manuka Honey to soothe and refresh the skin, and it is suitable for all skin types. Radiance Serum is a very runny, golden brown sticky lotion with a rather herby fragrance. You apply the serum to your face before your regular moisturiser, I have been applying this product at bedtime. Unlike other serums that I have tried this one makes my skin feel tight after applying, however it is not drying – when I wake up in the morning my skin feels like it...

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