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Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Evolve Organic Beauty - Facial in a Box

I am a huge fan of Evolve Beauty and have featured them here on my blog quite a few times now, but with Mother's Day on the horizon, the Facial in a Box gift set (£50) is incredibly special and it features some of my favourite products, which I think my mam would also like.
Evolve Organic Beauty - Facial in a Box
The lovely people behind Evolve Beauty believe that you can achieve amazing results and have a truly relaxing experience using their natural products in the comfort of your own home. I am always someone who will willingly have a facial, I find it incredibly relaxing, but there are also just some times when I would rather pamper myself at home, sitting in my jogging bottoms and a T-shirt not looking very glam at all.  This Facial in a Box gives you the opportunity to take some time out of your daily routine, light your favourite candle and indulge yourself - I don't need to be challenged twice.
Evolve Organic Beauty - Facial in a Box
This organic facial in a box comes with complete instructions and a headband, beautifully packaged in a gift-wrapped box and inside there are 5 organic skincare products from the Evolve Beauty range to get to know and use.  Each step is clearly labelled along with some straightforward instructions on how best to use each product and what I absolutely love about this is just how much thought has gone into ensuring you get the most out of it, whether you are a skincare queen or an absolute novice.  Alongside all of these products is also a headband, a vital part of any facial to ensure you don't end up mixing your hair in with each of the products, so before you get started, that is your first task - put on the headband followed by lighting a candle.

Step one - Gentle Cleansing Melt (60ml) - This is one luxurious cleansing balm and it is so silky smooth on the skin, it is an absolute delight to cleanse with.
Evolve Organic Beauty - Facial in a Box
Using nourishing organic baobab oil which soothes and hydrates, there is also natural sugar extracts which turn into a creamy milk as it comes into contact with warm water.  The inclusion of Vanilla, which also has strong anti-oxidant properties whilst having a sweet and soothing aroma which is relaxing and calming.  Once the balm is rinsed off your skin, using a flannel, muslin cloth or whatever is your preference, you will find that your skin feels clean, calm and really hydrated.

Step 2 - Miracle Mask (30ml) - I am a huge fan of the Evolve Radiant Glow Mask and the Miracle Mask is one I have never tried before. This incredible smelling AHA fruit mask is blended using 100% natural fruit acids which includes glycolic acid from sugar cane. 
Evolve Organic Beauty - Facial in a Box
Using Peruvian Maca, an ancient energy booster which has been used for centuries by tribes, within this mask it helps to increase cellular renewal and skin radiance. Then we have Papaya Extract which is not only a good source of Vitamin A and Papain. Together these help to exfoliate the skin to remove dead and dry skin cells.  Once applied to the skin, it needs to be left for around 5 minutes to work its magic before removing using warm water and either a flannel or muslin cloth, depending on your preference.

Step 3 - Hyaluronic Serum (10ml) - This clear serum is ideal for anyone who has normal to dry skin and it contains 200mg Hyaluronic Acid per bottle to ensure your skin is left feeling moisturised, hydrated and refreshed.
Evolve Organic Beauty - Facial in a Box
Also used within this serum is organic pomegranate which is high in ellagic acid which helps to regulate cell turnover and strengthen the cell membrane, therefore, limiting water loss and free radical damage extract.  This serum is also delicately fragranced with organic rosewater which smells just absolutely beautiful.  To use, you need one pump of the serum into the palms of your hands and then gently pat it onto the skin and then massage, never rub.

Step 3A - Hyaluronic Eye Complex (10ml) - Using Exotic Tuberose flower plant stem cells help to reduce the appearance of eye bags, fine lines and puffiness whilst firming and brightening the eye area.

Evolve Organic Beauty - Facial in a Box

Hyaluronic acid helps to reduce wrinkles thus making the skin look younger with an improved skin tone and Organic Cucumber Extract which is traditionally known to cool, reduce under-eye bags and helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles around the eyesWhat I love about this Eye Complex is the coolness of the rollerball which gives the ample opportunity to give yourself an eye massage.

Step 4 - Daily Renew Facial Cream (30ml) - This is the final step of your at-home facial and it features this incredible natural and organic face cream. It works to restore normal to dry skin by using a blend of pure organic oils, coconut peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. 
Evolve Organic Beauty - Facial in a Box
On the skin, this cream feels really luxurious, it isn't overly thick and it isn't too thin in texture either, but you do only need a walnut-sized amount to cover your entire face. Using Hyaluronic Acid helps to reduce wrinkles, making the skin look younger with an improved skin tone as well as offering intense hydration to skin cells. Argan Oil nourishes and helps to improve elasticity and leaves skin feeling plump and soft and because it is lightly fragranced using soothing hypoallergenic vanilla & coconut, it is an absolute delight to use.

I think this is a wonderful box of products and whilst I am slowly working my way through everything Evolve Beauty has to offer, this box of products would put a smile on the face of anyone. There is nothing I dislike about the brand or what is included and more so because I am incredibly lucky to own one of the Evolve Organic Beauty Serenity Candle (£16), it makes this gift all the more special and definitely something I would add as an extra to anyone I gifted it too.
Evolve Organic Beauty - Facial in a Box
The candle, which is made using Soy Wax it is blended using delicate floral, zingy citrus and gourmand vanilla notes which include the likes of Rose, Jasmine and Orange Blossom and it is one of those instantly calm scents that make this facial in a box all the more pampering.

The Evolve Beauty Facial in a Box retails for £50 and is worth every single penny, whether it is a gift for you, your mum or a loved one.

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Friday, 4 October 2019

Evolve Organic Beauty Radiant Glow Mask

I was introduced to Evolve Organic Beauty almost a year ago with their Christmas collection and I have become such a huge fan of the brand.  Evolve Organic Beauty products are lovingly handmade in small batches at their studio in Hertfordshire, England to ensure the freshness of the precious antioxidants in the natural oils, butter and extracts. The products are vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly. 
Evolve Organic Beauty Radiant Glow Mask
One of my absolute favourite products from Evolve is the Radiant Glow Mask (£24).  If you love the scent of chocolate and you love your skincare, then this mask is ticking both of those boxes because it smells good enough to eat!   Suitable for all skin types, this rich mask has three main ingredients which turn it from being just an ordinary face mask into something quite special and they are:
  • Raw Cacao is high in antioxidants which help protect the skin and improve hydration and complexion.
  • It is also high in magnesium, vitamin C and the fatty acid Omega 6. These promote cell repair and rejuvenation.
  • Sweet Almond Oil, rich in Vitamin A, E and Bs, has high moisturising, emollient and nourishing properties. It is easily absorbed and leaves skin nourished and not tacky.
  • Blueberry Particles - Our blueberry particles are produced from the waste seeds obtained from the juicing industry. They are frozen at source to preserve their high level of nutrients after which the seeds are pressed to extract the oils. The remaining seeds are then freeze-dried and crushed to create the exfoliating particles that delicately buff away dead skin cells leaving skin smooth, soft and brightened.

Then there is the use of natural sugar extracts which turn this exfoliating mask into a creamy milk on contact with water, which rinses off easily and skin is left smooth, moisturised and calm. It is fragranced with Organic Vanilla oil, which did worry me slightly as I am not a fan of the vanilla scent, too much gives me a headache.  Thankfully, that vanilla scent is not the main one for this mask, for me the Raw Cacoa overrides everything else. 
Evolve Organic Beauty Radiant Glow Mask
Evolve Organic Beauty Radiant Glow Mask
On the skin, this mask doesn't dry rock solid, you apply a thick layer across your freshly cleansed skin, I use a spatula to apply mine and allow it to sit there for around 5 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water and a flannel or cloth of choice.  My skin is combination-oily and I have had no adverse reactions to using this mask, it doesn't dry out my skin or leave it feeling taut, instead, I have smooth to the touch skin which feels fresh, clean and suitably nourished.

Availability

The Evolve Organic Beauty Radiant Glow Mask is priced at £24 and can be found via Evolve, John Lewis and Feelunique.




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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Evolve Organic Beauty Christmas Gift Guide

Evolve Organic Beauty is a brand I was so excited to get to know and one I have loved every minute of doing so. Having seen it explode across my social media, Evolve Organic Beauty products are lovingly handmade in small batches at their studio in Hertfordshire, England to ensure the freshness of the precious antioxidants in the natural oils, butter and extracts. The products are vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly.
Evolve-Beauty-Christmas-Collection
This Christmas, Evolve Beauty have a whole host of incredible Christmas Gifts on offer for gifts suitable for each skin type and every budget. I was kindly given some of them by way of an introduction and they are just wonderful.  These are just a few of them!

Imagine these three stars hanging from your Christmas Tree with their wonderfully decorated packaging which features the Christmassy scenes of either Gingerbread men, Snowflakes or Reindeers. Inside the star, you will find a tin of Lip Shine (£14 each).   
This, of course, isn't just any lip shine, it is one that is rich in Cacao butter, rose flower oil, vanilla and gold sparkles. As soon as the lid is removed, there is a wonderful scent that draws you in coming from organic Blood Orange essential oil you and the Lip Shines are all completely vegan and they use a 100% natural alternative to petroleum jelly and is blended with Amazonian Cupuacu Butter and organic Cacao Butter which together work to nourish and replenish dry lips.  

What I really love about these lip shines, is not that they feel amazing on the lips, which of course they do either on their own or over your favourite lipstick, but you can also use them as a shimmery highlighter on your cheeks and collarbones too!

Next, from Evolve Beauty I have two crackers and again, they are both such a wonderful way to be introduced to the brand and what products there is on offer, not to mention how wonderful the packaging is too.



The first cracker is called 'Let it Glow' and it is a Limited Edition cracker (£20) which is described as being the perfect stocking filler. Inside this cracker are two amazing products that you just cannot help but love. The first is a Lip shine which I have featured above and it is the perfect accompaniment to the second product within this cracker which is the Radiant Glow Mask. This rich face mask is just incredible, I absolutely love it. Blended with raw cacao, clay and coconut granules these ingredients come together to cleanse, purify and buff the skin.  It is also enriched with antioxidants, magnesium, Vitamins and the fatty acid Omega 6, so this mask not only works to improve hydration and the complexion it does all of this whilst promoting cell repair and skin cell rejuvenation. Finally, there is the addition of sweet almond oil which is a high moisturising, emollient and nourishing properties.  

Evolve-Beauty-Christmas-Collection-Let-It-Glow-Cracker
Evolve-Beauty-Radiant-Glow-Facemask

This mask smells good enough to eat thanks to the raw cacoa and it just feels amazing on the skin. Natural sugar extracts turn the exfoliating mask into a creamy milk on contact with water so that it rinses off easily and once you have removed every trace of the mask it leaves behind skin which smooth the touch, feeling moisturised and for me, skin which feels calm and less stressed.

The second cracker is the Calm and Bright Limited Edition Cracker (£25) and inside there are three products which come together to hydrate, soothe and calm.  
The first product is a Daily Defence Moisture Mist (30ml) and this is described as being a potent protective serum facial mist which uses an organic Mexican cactus elixir to calm irritated skin whilst helping to increase hydration.  This mist smells just absolutely amazing and also include African Moringa peptides which protect the skin from pollutants and purify the skin while hyaluronic acid, which is known for its ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and leaves the skin looking much improved.

The second product within the cracker is the Hyaluronic Serum 200.  Perfect for normal to dry skin, there is 200mg of hyaluronic acid per bottle and it works alongside some Organic pomegranate extract which works to soften and protect the skin, Aloe Vera Juice which is soothing for dry, sensitive skin. Will help to calm redness and heal the skin and then we have the delicate fragrance of organic rosewater which gives this serum one of the nicest smells.  What I really like about this serum is just how it makes my skin feel, having double cleansed, I apply this serum before any moisturiser and my skin feels like ive just had a facial, so smooth to the touch.

The final product within this cracker is the Daily Renew Facial Cream (30ml). Perfect for normal to dry skin, this cream feels incredibly luxurious. Using a blend of pure organic oils such as Argan Oil which is is high in vitamin E and fatty acids, giving the skin a youthful glow. It is easily absorbed. Vitamin E and fatty acids are also known for their ability to repair damaged skin and prevent further damage. Apricot Kernal Oil and Sesame Oil which both have moisturising, nourishing and revitalising properties. 
Evolve-Beauty-Daily-Renewal-Face-Cream
You will also find Hyaluronic Acid as an ingredient and again, this cream is delicately fragranced using both soothing hypoallergenic vanilla & coconut natural fragrance.

These gifts have been such a wonderful introduction to Evolve Beauty and I am excited to see where the brand goes next.  Already there is a catalogue packed full of products across the serums, creams, toners, treatments, oils and eye care categories or you can search for your ideal product based upon your main concern such as dryness, dehydration, blemish or dullness to name just a few.








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Friday, 1 November 2019

Evolve Beauty Climate Veil Tinted SPF20

I am a huge huge fan of Evolve Organic Beauty and if you read my blog regularly then you will have seen me rave about products such as the Radiant Glow Mask and the Lip Shine.  Today I am back with another product I am obsessed with and that is the Climate Veil Tinted
SPF20 (£28.00 here) and I have the shade Light-Medium.
Evolve Beauty Climate Veil Tinted SPF20
Evolve Beauty Climate Veil Tinted SPF20

Climate Veil is described as being perfect for all skin types, it is Vegan, 99% Natural and 42% Organic and what it does is embrace both skincare and suncare in one bottle to not only protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays. We all love a bit of sunshine, it makes us all feel happy but even in the winter, we need to be protecting our skin and this is when products such as this tick all the boxes for me when I want a no-makeup day.

As well as providing protection, this veil in incredible lightweight on the skin, so much so it feels like a serum. Beautifully tinted with light reflecting mineral pigments it leaves skin with a luminous, dewy glow. If you are familiar with Evolve Beauty products, then you will be aware that they always have key ingredients and Climate Veil is no different, so we have:
  • Reef Safe Zinc Oxide: non-nano mineral based zinc oxide delivers an SPF protection of 20.
  • Natural Pigments: mineral based pigments add a gorgeous tint of colour for a healthy looking complexion.
  • Lingonberry Stem Cells: help prevent skin damage by protecting against the damaging effects of sun radiation. This powerful ingredient decreases skin irritation, reduces the appearance of age spots and improves skin firmness.
  • Cacay Oil: packed with bio retinol and linoleic acid it supports the skin barrier by locking in moisture.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: renowned for it’s ability to increase collagen production it plumps out fine lines and wrinkles leaving the skin appear plump and glowy.

When I first did a swatch test on my hand, I was expecting it to be far too dark for my almost translucent skin tone.  As you can see from the swatch below, which is unedited, it does look pretty dark.
Evolve Beauty Climate Veil Tinted SPF20
Evolve Beauty Climate Veil Tinted SPF20

Once the lotion has been massaged into the skin, rather than leave an orange or yellow tint to the skin, what I have found is that it gives a really natural-looking tint which does give that dewy look. It isn't drying or greasy and neither is it tacky when applied. 

I have combination oily skin which usually starts to shine mid-afternoon, so I love that I can re-apply this Veil without the worry of looking orange. Absolutely the product you can wear every single day of the year come rain, shine or snow.

Evolve Organic Beauty products are lovingly handmade in small batches at their studio in Hertfordshire, England to ensure the freshness of the precious antioxidants in the natural oils, butter and extracts. The products are vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly.


*this post contains PR samples and/or Affiliate Links unless indicated otherwise - you can learn more on my Disclaimer page.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Evolve Organic Beauty Satin Body Gloss

I am a huge fan of Evolve Beauty and just a featured their Christmas Collection which not only introduced me to the brand but also led to the finding of the most amazing face mask. Evolve Organic Beauty products are lovingly handmade in small batches at their studio in Hertfordshire, England to ensure the freshness of the precious antioxidants in the natural oils, butter and extracts. The products are vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly.
Evolve Organic Beauty Satin Body Gloss
Today it is the turn of Evolve Satin Body Gloss, a product that was sent to me as part of this PR Package and it is described as being a beautifully fragranced lightweight multi-purpose silicone-free dry oil for body, face and hair is designed to lovingly nourish the skin and deliver a satin-like finish in a convenient easy to apply spray mist.  Now I am a huge fan of anything lightweight and anything that is a mist because it means easy to use, not a lot of faffing about and usually, it means less mess.

This lightweight multi-purpose silicone-free dry oil is designed to nourish and deliver a satin-like finish and it can be used on the body, face and hair and thankfully, it comes packaged inside a brown glass bottle.  To use, you need to shake the bottle quite vigorously for a good minute to ensure you have mixed everything within the bottle together, otherwise, not a lot happens and the spritz pipe becomes blocked with the most beautiful yellowy gold shimmer oil product.  However, once it has been mixed, you get the lightest of mists on your skin which creates an incredible gloss look so that you shimmer in the natural light.
Evolve Organic Beauty Satin Body Gloss
Evolve Organic Beauty Satin Body Gloss
I like to use this Satin Body Gloss on my arms, chest, decollete and my legs on the odd occasion they see daylight and I love how my skin looks with a healthy-looking glow without looking for feeling greasy.  It washes off just as easy in the shower as any other product you might wear too.

As with all of the products I have used from Evolve Beauty so far, this one is packed full of amazing ingredients which include:
  • Camellia Oil - This is known for its high moisture properties and is absorbed quickly by the skin to leave it feeling supple and hydrated. Camellia oil also contains vitamins, A, B, and E which help to protect and nourish the skin.
  • Tahitian Monoi - said to have been a Polynesian beauty secret for centuries, it is made by maceration of Tahitian Gardenia blossoms into Coconut Oil and not only is it packed with vitamin E, Monoi oil can be used to help moisturise the skin and soothe sunburn, reduce inflammation, relieve dry and itchy skin, soothe eczema and rashes and can help the skin to appear more supple and soft.
  • Mineral mica and titanium add a hint of gold sparkle and shimmer
This Satin Body Gloss is then fragranced with a 100% natural Rose, Lavandin, Jasmine, Orange blossom fragrance with a heart of delicious vanilla and woody notes, so as you can imagine it smells just absolutely wonderful and is very much the Tropical Scent.

This is literally holiday in a bottle and it can be used for just about any occasion that you need to use it for, even just for a bit of a treat.  Priced at £22 here, it is a great little find.





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Saturday, 21 September 2019

JOHN LEWIS ADVENT CALENDAR 2019 – AVAILABLE NOW!

The 2019 John Lewis Advent Calendar is one I really like the look of and it should come as no surprise because not only was the 2018 calendar pretty amazing, it is also one of my favourite places to shop for beauty products.
JOHN LEWIS ADVENT CALENDAR 2019
JOHN LEWIS ADVENT CALENDAR 2019 Contents
As you might expect from John Lewis, they have an advent calendar that features some of the most amazing high-end brands there is to discover and naturally all are available in stores and online.  Brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Evolve, Bare Minerals, REN, Floral Street and many more.

Again, if you don't want to see any spoilers as to the entire contents of this advent calendar then it is time to look away now, but it is already on sale right here.

CONTENTS

  • Neom Tranquility Scented Candle 60g
  • Algenist Elevate Advanced Retinol Serum 5ml
  • YSL Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils 2ml
  • Sisley Suprermya Yeux La Nuit 2mll
  • Elemis Pro Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 15ml
  • Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter 2.4g
  • Bare Minerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolour Scandal 25ml
  • Floral Street Electric Rhubarb Eau De Parfum 10ml
  • Sarah Chapman 3D Moisture Infusion Mask Single 25ml
  • Evolve Radiant Glow Mask 30ml
  • Soap Co Geranium & Rhubarb Soap Bar 125g
  • REN Ready Steady Glow Tonic 50ml
  • Benefit 24Hr Brow Setter (Clear) 3.5ml
  • Acqua Di Parma Mini Hat Box With 3 x 50g Colonia Soaps
  • Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion 30ml
  • Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover Lids, Lashes & Lips 30ml
  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick 0.9g
  • Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 13g
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream 7ml
  • Sisley Supremÿa Anti-Ageing Night Cream 1ml
  • Philip Kingsley Rose And Lychee Elasticizer 40ml
  • Lancome Genifique Microbiome Serum 5ml
  • Givenchy L’Interdit Eau De Toilette 10m
  • Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Lipstick – Dominate 0.4g
  • Nars Laguna Bronzer 2.5g
  • This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 10ml
Again, it features a mixture of travel and deluxe sizes when it comes to the products and the overall value is £220.

PRICE

£150

LAUNCH DATE

Now at John Lewis.

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Roccabox July Edition - The Sunday Girl

My July Roccabox has arrived and this month the collaboration is with Adrienne, whom many of you will know as The Sunday Girl. Adrienne was one of the first handful of bloggers whose blogs I read religiously for all the latest information and now here we are with this collaboration.

If you have never come across Roccabox before, it is a Beauty Box which comes together by collaborating with bloggers who then create a box of products which they love. For me, in a world saturated with Beauty boxes, Roccabox it makes it a little bit different to any other beauty box I have subscribed too and it is an intriguing concept that has introduced me to some amazing products, brands and some new bloggers!
Roccabox July Edition - The Sunday Girl
Roccabox July Edition - The Sunday Girl
This month Adrienne (The Sunday Girl) has come up with a box which features six products and all of which she personally rates. Starting with Soap and Glory Mini Rushower Dry Shampoo (50ml). I am quite pleased to see this as I've been wanting to give it a try. Described as having Friction-activated TOUCH-RELEASE™ technology which gives your hair a gorgeous burst of mandarin rose and bergamot and in true Soap and Glory style, it smells just incredible. RRP £2.50 here.
Roccabox July Edition - The Sunday Girl
Burts Bees Cleansing Oil comes next and this is a product I already know and love. Formulated with a unique blend of natural moisturisers, including Coconut and Argan Oils they not only gently remove dirt, grime and makeup, it also helps to keep your skin soft, clean, and beautifully nourished without leaving an oily residue.

Balance Me Congested Skin Serum also makes an appearance and again it is a product that I have used in the past and one I like. Described as being a powerful serum that treats stubborn skin complaints. On the skin, this serum not only cools and soothes but it works to fight blemishes without drying out your skin. Formulated with a blend of Roman chamomile, anti-bacterial may chang, calming lavender and eucalyptus all of which provide stressed skin with comfortable, non-greasy relief.
Roccabox July Edition - The Sunday Girl
Ellis Faas is a brand I know very little about, so this Concealer, which is described as being a cult product that the celebrities didn't want us to know about. I have shades S202 which is described as being Fair and whilst I think it is slightly too dark for my skin tone it does offer a really high coverage which helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes, pigmentation spots and dark circles and in order for me to get the best out of it, I do mix it with my moisturising cream.Texture wise it is really creamy and soft and is infused with a unique blend of Karité Oil and Rice Wax as well as Vitamins C & E which hydrate the skin and protect against free radical damage. Impressively there are 8 different shades to choose from and a brief explanation as to which skin type they are for. At £22 it isn't the most expensive concealer that I have tried, but it works as well as those I have.
Roccabox July Edition - The Sunday Girl
Finally, there are these two little sample pots from Evolve Organic Beauty and MOA. I am familiar with MOA as a brand and the product The Green Balm which is described as having miraculous healing powers to soothe, nourish and renew dry, itchy skin conditions, bumps, bites and grazes and it is said to work wonders as an aftershave balm and facial cleanser. With a pot this small you aren't really going to get much use from it, but already being well acquainted with it, I have used it as on my lips and around my nose when I've had a cold and I give Rudolph a run for his money.  

Evolve isn't a brand I have come across and this product is a Radiant Glow Face Mask which uses raw cacao and coconut. Described as follows "an organic chocolate face mask with a vanilla fragrance this rich mask blended with raw cacao powder and clay revitalises and purifies, whilst coconut granules buff the skin to silky perfection. Organic Baobab seed oil smoothes and nourishes. Natural sugar extracts turn the exfoliating mask into a creamy milk on contact with water that rinses off easily, leaving skin smooth, moisturised and calm". I love the sound of this mask and again given the size of the pot, I am only likely to get just the one use out of it, so for me to be able to judge whether or not I need a bigger pot, it is going to have to wow me - so watch this space.

So this month brings an intriguing box of products that I have either used, want to try or have never come across. You can subscribe to Roccabox for just £10 per month (plus £3.95 p&p) and can cancel it at any time. For more information and to sign up, everything you need to know is here.





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Sunday, 11 October 2020

All the Beauty Crackers and Baubles for Christmas 2020

If you are finding it difficult to choose a Beauty Advent Calendar for 2020, then perhaps temptation can sneak in with one of these Beauty Crackers or Baubles which are capturing my attention already!  For the past few years I have featured Baubles and Crackers on my blog and they are always such fun to write.

All the Beauty Crackers and Baubles for Christmas 2020
All of these products shown above have recently launched, so there is a whole host of brands and their products to choose from and some have released more than one option. So this is what we have:

Omorovicza Perfecting Duo Housed in an elegant gift box, the Perfecting Duo pairs two Omorovicza essentials – the bestselling Queen of Hungary Mist which I just adore and the perfecting lip balm, both of which I have featured on this blog.  Priced at just £45* from Cult Beauty, it would make a great gift and I wouldn't mind it hanging off my tree!

Emma Hardie - This Merrily Moringa Bauble is already in my basket, its a product I cant ever be without! The Bauble contains Emma Hardie's award winning moringa cleansing balm with dual action cleansing cloth. Priced at just £10 here with SpaceNK.

Floral Street Baubles - One of the most amazing brands of perfume I have had the pleasure to work with, Floral Street have a whole host of perfume baubles to choose from which feature their amazing fragrances such as Wonderland Peony, Ylang Ylang Espresso or Neon Rose to name a few. They are really cute and make a really lovely gift and they are priced at £24 with Feelunique*.

Becca - The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed Highlighter Mini Bauble Makeup Gift Set. This Bauble presents the best-selling highlighter in a giftable, prismatic ornament and all for just £16 via John Lewis.

Sol De Janeiro - The Exotic Escape Tree Hanger contains both of the brand’s bestselling Bum Bum cream and their alternative, Coco Cabana and all for just £12 via Cult Beauty*.  A great way to get to know the brand, if like me, you are yet to try anything!

Jo Loves Bauble - This bauble contains a mini fragrance, bath and shower gel, and body lotion in the fabulous scent of Pomelo which I happen to just adore and they will be priced at £40* via SpaceNK. Also from Jo Loves is the Christmas Cracker featuring their Tuberose Body Spray and that is also priced at £40.

YSL Cracker - This is one that I would absolutely love to see on my tree! Inside this exclusive Black Opium Eau de Parfum Holiday Cracker you will find a Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator 20ml, a complimentary mini Rouge Pur Couture N°1, a complimentary mini Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, and a complimentary Black Opium Eau de Parfum 7.5ml. Priced at £40 right here.
All the Beauty Crackers and Baubles for Christmas 2020
L'Occitane Festive Crackers - This set of four crackers features mini shower gels and hand creams in four of our most loved ranges from L'Occitane and they are Cherry Blossom, Almond, Lavender and Shea Butter. Priced at £22 via John Lewis*, they make an amazing gift and one ive already snapped up.

L'Occitane Almond Christmas Tree Bauble - The Almond range is my absolute favourite range from L'Occitane and this Bauble contains 3 products from that range which are - Almond Shower Oil 35ml, Almond Milk Concentrate 20ml and the Almond Delicious Hands 10ml. All for just £12 right here.

Origins - From Origins we have a tree hanging bauble which is called Detox with Delight and it features a little trio of a cleanser, mask, and spot treatment. Priced at £16 here*. Then we have the Masking Must-Have Duo which features Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores 30ml and a Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado & Glacier Water 30ml all for just £14 here*. If those two aren't enough to tempt you then there is a third offering of the Tiny Ginger Treasures collection which features three 30ml products from the range which includes - Ginger Burst™ Savory Body Wash, Ginger Soufflé Whipped Body Cream and the Ginger Hand Lotion and all for just £12 here.

Lipstick Queen - One of my favourite brands of Lipstick, the Indulge Me Lip Duo, which are full sized offerings of Nothing but the Nudes lipstick in shade Hanky Panky Pink and a Lipdulgence Lip Mousse in shade Pink Parfait. Together they are packaged inside a nice tree hanging bauble and it is priced at £24* here but are worth £44 if bought separately.

Olverum - I am a huge fan of Olverum, this bath oil is just so divine and such a treat to use, especially if you are feeling a little bit 'meh', its use of essential oils really help to perk you back up and help shift that mood.  Priced at just £13.50* from SpaceNK, it is an absolute bargain.

Evolve Skincare - From Evolve Skincare we have the Nourishing Tree Hanger gift which contains  Daily Renew Facial Cream 30ml for just £12 with Feelunique. I have featured this cream on my blog here if you want to know more about it.

Caudalie Vinosource Hydration Minis Cracker Gift Set - Inside you will find three mini products which are made up of a Lip Conditioner, Vinosource SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum and Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet.  Priced at £10 but is worth £25, you can find this cracker here with Feelunique*.  Or there is the option to purchase the Caudalie Beauty Elixir Mist Bauble for £12* and it features a 30ml bottle of the cult product.

Molton Brown - One brand who does Crackers and Baubles well is Molton Brown. As with most years there is again a choice of crackers and baubles.  The Floral and Citrus cracker which caught my attention for just £20 here* features four 50ml Bath & Shower Gels in the scents Jasmine & Sun Rose, Suede Orris, Orange & Bergamot and Heavenly Gingerlilly. Then whether you want a single Bauble or a set, Molton Brown have more choices to be made.  The set of 3 which I have in my basket features three 75ml filled Baubles in the fragrances Jasmine & Sun Rose, Fiery Pink Pepper and Delicious Rhubarb and Rose and this set is priced at £30 here*.  If you fancy a single bauble as a bit of a stocking filler, then we have the Muddled Plum option for just £14 here. Inside this bauble features as 75ml bauble filled with the very festive scented Muddled Plum Bath & Shower Gel.

Slip Scrunchie Bauble - I am a big fan of Slip as a brand and aside from their amazing silk pillow cases, I do own a few scrunchies.  This bauble features 4 skinnie scrunchies and it is priced at £25 with Cult Beauty*.

Lanolips Coconutter Nutter Cracker Limited Edition - Featuring two products from the Lanolips collection, this cracker is just £10.99 here* and an absolute bargain. Inside you will find the Coconutter 101 Ointment Multi-Balm (10ml) and the Coconutter Hand Cream Intense (50ml).

Bamford Christmas Cracker - Bamford’s Christmas Cracker contains three of Bamford’s best body products: Geranium Body Wash, Geranium Bath Salts and One Morning Body Splash. It is on sale via Liberty for £28*and the cracker is so beautifully illustrated it would make a great stocking filler.

Clinique -  The Clinique Beauty Bauble Makeup Gift Set features two of the brand best-selling products - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm and High Impact Mascara, Black. Packaged together in what Clinique refer too as giftable packaging, it is priced at £15* from John Lewis.

OPI - The OPI Infinite Shine Shine Bright Collection Cracker features 4 mini polishes in the shades Naughty or Ice?, Red-y For the Holidays, Let's Take an Elfie and Heart and Coal. Each one of the nail polishes is 3.75ml in size. This Cracker is on sale now for £16.70* via John Lewis.

Tiffany & Co. - Something a little more lux from Tiffany & Co. with this cracker foursome. They feature Tiffany & Love Eau de Parfum For Her which is described as being a modern yet feminine floral woody perfume scent. Then for him we have the Tiffany & Love Eau de Toilette which is a citrusy, aromatic fragrance with a fresh and masculine scent. These crackers are priced at just £49 right here from John Lewis.

Elemental Herbology - This tree hanger features a miniature Bio-Cellular Super Cleanse and a Cell Plumping Moisturiser all for just £10 right here from the brand.

Skyn Iceland - An exclusive duo pairing featuring Skyn Iceland’s Berry Lip Fix and Pure Cloud Cream inside this bauble and worth over £14, it is currently on offer here* for just £4.80.

There will be many more Crackers, Baubles and Tree Decorations released over the coming weeks and as and when I get the information I will update this post, but this does give an insight as to what is currently on offer, if you want something a little bit different to give as a gift.

All the Beauty Crackers and Baubles for Christmas 2020





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Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Feelunique Glowing Skincare Box

The Feelunique Glowing Skincare Box is one that I can't help but love, even though I have tried every 4 of the 6 products that it contains.  Right now, Feelunique have released a whole lot of amazing products and today already I have shared the Charlotte Tilbury x Benefit Most Wanted Box, followed by the Luxe Skincare Box.  So if you didn't get your hands on an Advent Calendar just yet, or can't decide what you would like, then hopefully these boxes will help.
Feelunique Glowing Skincare Box.
This Glowing Skincare Box, which is packaged in a similar box to The Luxe Box, is priced at just £30 here*, though the contents are worth more than double at just over £75 and again, I am really impressed with the brands that have been included. 

Glowing Skincare Gift Box contains:

  • Super Facialist Salicylic Acid Purifying Cleansing Wash 150ml
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 15ml - my review here
  • Caudalie Vinopure Toner 50ml - my review here
  • UpCircle Citrus Face Scrub 100ml - my review here
  • Trilogy Vitamin C Lotion 20ml 
  • Evolve Beauty Radiant Glow Mask 30ml - my review here
So, this box would make a great gift for a friend who likes their skincare, a treat for yourself or even as a stocking filler.  It is made up of some amazing brands and for £30* it is just a bargain not to be missed!

Are any of these boxes capturing your attention?



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Sunday, 13 September 2020

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

I really like the look of the John Lewis Advent Calendar for 2020, as soon as I saw it and shared the original details here, I knew it would prove to be popular! 
John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2020
The Calendar, which is a beautiful bright shade of pink will feature a mixture of full size and deluxe size products which range from skincare, and haircare to makeup and fragrance. It is essentially the John Lewis Beauty Hall in a big box, making it more exciting.  As with many Beauty Advent Calendars this year, sustainability is at the forefront of most of these products, so from John Lewis you have a product which is recyclable and reusable too.

If you don't want to see the entire list of contents, then scroll no further because they are listed below.  What I can tell you is that the contents are worth around £375 and the Calendar will go on sale for just £150 here on 1st October, exclusively to My John Lewis members first and then general sale on 6th.

Contents

  • Acqua di Parma Mini Hatbox 2x 20ml 1x5ml
  • By Terry Baume de Rose Lip Balm 3ml
  • Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt 55ml
  • Clarins Relax Body Treatment Oil 30ml
  • Bobbi Brown Mini Smokey Eye Mascara, Black 3ml
  • Lumene Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence 15ml
  • Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser 30ml
  • bareMinerals Prime Time™ Original Foundation Primer 7ml
  • NARS Lipstick, Tolede 1.6ml
  • Evolve Beauty Bio-Retinol Gold Mask 30ml
  • Slip Pure Silk Skinny Black Scrunchie
  • Disciple Discovery Kit Skincare Gift Set 2x10ml
  • Neom Organics London Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist 30ml
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 15ml
  • Rodial Snake Oxygenating & Cleansing Bubble Sheet Mask Individual Sachet 22g
  • Hermès Twilly d’Hermès Eau Poivrée Eau de Parfum Replica 7.5ml
  • Dermalogica BioLumin-C Eye Serum 15ml
  • Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Dark Pearl 1.6g
  • ESPA The Grounding Crystals 55g
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner 1.8ml
  • GIVENCHY IRRESISTIBLE Eau de Parfum 8ml
  • Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global anti-ageing cell power crème 15ml
  • Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion, Pomegranate 6ml
  • Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil 15ml
  • Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate 15ml
As a reminder the contents are worth around £375 and the Calendar will go on sale for just £150 here on 1st October, exclusively to My John Lewis members first and then general sale on 6th October.

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2020




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