Sunday, 23 July 2017

Christian Breton Eye Priority

Christian Breton, an expert in Eye Treatment has, using his 25 years of experience created a range called Eye Priority and it is a range which comes together to care for the most sensitive part of your face - the eye area.  That extensive range has an impressive 18 products which are designed to tackle a variety of eye concerns based on the use of Cryotherapy, something that really interests and intrigues me. The area around the eye is five times more sensitive than the rest of the face and is always the first to show tiredness, lack of sleep and because of that sensitivity, it is here that the first signs of ageing begins to appear along with wrinkles and fine lines.
Christian Breton Eye Priority
For me, my main eye concerns as I've mentioned in previous posts is that I find it incredibly hard to sit back and relax, switch off and sometimes insomnia sets in and sleep becomes a luxury, so for me, eye products are an absolute must. TO that end I have three lovely products which I have been using.

Eyecare Anti Fatigue - If you have tired eyes, the kind that you just want to rub with your fists until you either wake up or fall asleep, then this is the product you need.  Inside the pot is a cooling gel formula and it is said that helps to relieve signs of ageing and fatigue around the delicate eye area and pays specific attention to and targets puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. 
Christian Breton Eye Priority
I find it incredibly relaxing to apply and because the non-oily gel delivers a cooling sensation upon application there is no need to use a rollerball or any other form of facial tool, it does everything for you in one application. I also found that it absorbed effortlessly into the skin and because it has both and melts in effortlessly to calming and decongesting properties any darkness and puffiness under the eye slowly fades away. Priced at £45 for 15ml it is worthy of the investment if you want to alleviate any of the issues mentioned and you can find it here.

Masque Yeux Perfection - This is described as being a perfecting and lifting eye mask and it is a really nice treat for those tired and weary eyes. I find that spending most of my day in front of a computer does irritate my eyes, they do become dry and itchy and I rely on facial masks to keep me alert and add that much-needed moisture throughout the day.  
Christian Breton Eye Priority
This product has a luxuriously rich texture which,  not only replenishes moisture but is also designed to target signs of ageing and fatigue around the delicate eye area.  Using ingredients such as Aloe extract and antioxidant Vitamin E, the eye cream delivers what is referred to as 'a comforting veil onto skin' and it is hydrating and it does to restore lost moisture to leave my eyes feeling a lot smoother and refreshed. I just don't have enough lines and wrinkles around my eyes (thankfully) to confirm whether or not it does visibly reduce the appearance of lines and creases.  Again, this product is priced at £39 and you can find it here.

The final product is my favourite of the three I have tried and they are the Anti-wrinkle Hydrogel eye contour masks which claim to transform skin in just 25 minutes. The anti-ageing patches are quick and simple to apply; simply remove the film and place on the under-eye area, much like any other eye mask you might have used.  
Christian Breton Eye Priority
Once they have been applied, the masks provide an instant boost to visibly awaken that eye contour.area.  They are enriched with Kaolin, Vitamin E and Collagen, all of which work to offer essential hydration and nourishment to the eye area. Then Ubiquinone works to visibly smooth the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Priced at £27 for a pack of three, you can find them right here.

If eye care is important to you, then this range is well worth looking into. I have absolutely loved using it and it is a brand that lives up to its claims and it promises!

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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Tropic Skincare Clean and Refresh Natural Body Wash Range

Tropic Skin Care’s mission has always been to create natural, cruelty free products that will genuinely benefit the skin. With no toxic chemicals and instead just using nutritious ingredients you re treated to luxurious, pampering products that always stay true to their ethos.
Tropic Skincare Clean and Refresh Natural Body Wash Range
If you like a body wash which not only smells delicious, keeps your skin feeling hydrated and moisturised and is not only pH balanced but free from harsh chemicals, then you need to meet Tropic's brand new Body Wash range.  Freshly made in a Beauty Kitchen in Surrey, Tropic have come up with three incredible scents to tempt you and I have been lucky enough to be using all three - zesty Mangosteen, Thyme and Mandarin, exotic Frangipani, Star Anise and Tiare Flower, and sweet, citrusy Wild Mint, Lime and Pineapple. Each scent is formulated with gentle, natural cleansers from coconuts, sweet almond and avocado oils to give skin an infusion of silky softness, as well as guava leaf juice and bamboo water to refresh and soothe all over.

Combines zesty, tropical ingredients with a hint of thyme for a truly addictive and uplifting scent.  I love that this scent, it takes on the zest of the fruit but the earthiness of the Thyme really adds that extra something.

Embraces the exotic ingredients that Tropic is best known for, to bring you a deliciously irresistible flavour.  This is just an incredible scent which is floral fresh and there is just a wonderful hint of Jamine which seeps through that I just love.

Encapsulates all things tropical. Sweet, juicy pineapple meets zesty lime and refreshing mint for an all-encompassing burst of happiness. This is my favourite of the three body washes and it is just an incredible scent. It is the perfect blend of freshness meets fruity and when you have been out enjoying the sunshine, it perfectly cools down the skin.

Tropic Skin Care are certified Cruelty Free, Vegan Society Approved & made with natural plant extracts but even so, it still manages to lather really well and as it does so, the scent of each body wash really does come to life and the scents are just amazing.

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Friday, 21 July 2017

TEN brands I haven't tried!

As a Beauty Blogger I have been lucky enough to work with some incredible brands, try some amazing products and as well as getting exclusive and insider information into my inbox on a weekly basis there is still a whole host of products which fill my social media channels and feed, from brands, who I have never tried and I thought I would share them with you.

Oh and I don't own a single Naked Palette!

Not in the Bag

There is no specific reason as to why I haven't tried them, sometimes it is because they are over-hyped and everyone has them and other times because I am so indecisive, I just never get around to giving them a try.

Anastasia Beverly Hills - One name known to most Beauty Bloggers is quite possibly Anastasia Soare aka ABH. Products such as the Dipbrow Pomade, Modern Renaissance Palette and the most recent Aurora Glow Kit have adorned my feed constantly.

Becca - Again the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop or the Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette. Both on my timeline constantly but neither of them has graced this face of mine!

Chantecallie a brand I can barely pronounce but again one I am seeing everywhere right now and as well as being luxurious and expensive, as a brand I don't know much about it and yet it is so pretty I just want to try it all, especially the perfecting bronze powder and the vital essence!

Hourglass - I know many are already shocked by this fact owing to my obsession with the Lip Stylo's but not a single item is in my stash and the reason for that is I just want to try so many things that I can't decide where to start. It is a brand I want to trolley dash in Liberty and have one of everything!

Jouer Cosmetics - As with Hourglass, there is so much I want to try but I don't know where to begin and more so, I am not the biggest fan of buying a brand that I haven't swatched in a department store on my hand, online. But it just calls my name!

Kevyn Aucoin - There are two products from Kevyn Aucoin which grab my attention every time someone features them on their blog - The Celestial Bronzing Veil or The Neo Limelight which look and sound incredible and I am yet to find a review that doesn't like them and those reviews are the ones I sometimes like to read before making a purchasing decision, odd though that might sound!

Laura Mercier - A good blogger friend of mine is obsessed with both the Almond Coconut Milk Honey Bath or with pretty much the whole Make up range especially the Foundation Primer-Blemish-Less which both sound incredible.

Morphe - For this, I have Gemma over at Gemmaetc (formerly MissMakeupMagpie) to blame. Until she started posting incredible photos on Morphe palettes on her Instagram and blog, I was blissfully unaware of how amazing this brand looks and I am now already wanting the Morphe 35OS Shimmer Nature Glow Eye Shadow Palette and I did promise myself that I wouldn't buy any more until I had used a few up!

Nyx - As a highstreet brand, this is one I could go and easily play about with, but my local Boots store need to sort the testers out and clean the stand, it is vile.  That aside, Lip Lingerie is the product I see on my timeline the most and I love the different shades available!

Tarte Cosmetics - At least once a month my timeline has a special offer, known as a TSV (Todays Special Value) from QVC and I am yet to snap one up. Rainforest of the Sea is quite possibly one of the most loved collections that blogger friends rave about along with 

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara which I do, as a mascara fiend, really want to try!

So there you have ten brands and a whole host of products which bloggers on my social media feed love and adore and yet I remain in the dark.  I would love to know which product you would recommend from which brand and why!

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

You Beauty Box - July

The July Edition of my You Beauty Box has arrived and this month the theme is 'Come Fly With Me' and there was a great list of products to choose from to create your box. The list of products to choose from forms a collection of beauty must-haves, all perfect for holidays!

This month there is one treat within the box and again it is quite disappointing. The reason I love beauty boxes is to try new products and become reacquainted with some I might have forgotten about or absolutely love.  This month there is one sachet - yes just the one and it is OMS - Sublime Enzyme – Exfoliate & Resurface Mask. Admittedly it isn't a brand I have come across before and there is seemingly more information than product and it claims that you only need one application to notice a remarkable difference in your skin.  So the mask is described as being a "unique, natural, enzyme formula dissolves the protein bond between dead and new skin cells, delivering outstanding, immediate results.

OMS uses no harsh acids, abrasives or micro beads, which can burn or scratch the skin surface and may lead to premature ageing". It uses Cacti Enzyme, Wheat Grass Extract, Moringa Oil, Chamomile and concentrated vitamins, all which have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water (200ml). I like Simple skincare, it is great when you just want to go back to basics and it is a brand I tend to use in between testing products on my skin. 

This is a unique Triple-Purified Micellar Water formulation and it is enriched with multi-vitamins and skin loving ingredients which are designed to give the most effective cleanse whilst leaving your skin feeling hydrated. It actively works to attract and remove make-up and impurities whilst helping to unclog pores supporting skin to breathe. This product costs less than £5 right HERE.
Physicool Pink Handbag containing Cooling Mist - So admittedly I chose this option because of the packaging, I was intrigued as to what was inside and how it worked. Pretty much as the description states, this is a cooling which, as soon as it hits the skin it begins to evaporate, drawing out the heat immediately and evaporating it away. 

It is claimed that using this mist results in an instant cooling effect and also helps to alleviate redness, heat and night sweats. I have used this a few times and it doesn’t leave any sticky residue on the skin after applying and it does leave you feeling refreshed. On a hot Summers Day, for me a refreshing cooling mist is a must!
Salon Science Aqua Cacteen Hydrasoothe™ Cooling Spray (150ml) - This is a cooling spray with a difference, it isn't for your skin, it is for your scalp. In the hot sunshine, my scalp can become really dehydrated, much like any other part of my body, the difference being that I moisturise my body more than my scalp, so this product appealed to me. 

Described as being "An ultra-hydrating cooling spray to provide instant relief to dehydrated scalps, boosting hair hydration levels" it is really simple to use. You simply section your hair and Spritz the Hydrasoothe™ Cooling Spray from root to tip to rehydrate hair and to soothe the scalp. It contains the ultra-refined elixir of both AquaCacteen Organic Cactus which are said to help shield the hair and scalp against environmental stress and help prevent further irritation. Add to that is the addition of the soothing and moisturising actives such as Aloe and Panthenol to help refresh and provide instant relief to a tight, dehydrated scalp and instant hydration to dry hair.  If you like the sound of this, then you can find it HERE for just £10. 

So despite this months treat being a real let down, I do have three amazing brands with amazing products that I have wanted to try and now am and have.  The You Beauty Box is one of the best around and for just £8.95 which includes P&P you get to make a choice as to which products you want each month and that way you won't be disappointed. More information can be found here.

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