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Thursday, 10 September 2020


I am glad to see that Birchbox are launching a 2020 Advent Calendar and it is a beautifully designed with a dark red and gold casing and it is a 25 day advent calendar which also features individual drawers, inside which is a beauty product.
The contents are said to be worth over £450 and will include brands such as Sunday Riley, Bare Minerals and Benefit Cosmetics.  There is a waiting list to sign up to be alerted to the sale, but to access the pre-sale you need to be a Birchbox subscriber. You can find the list right here.


  • Vitamasques Rose Gold Hydroglow Cream
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • Hola Neon Lip Tinted Balm – Love Me
  • e.l.f Poreless Putty Primer
  • Melanie Mills Hollywood Gleam Face & Body Radiance
  • bareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Serum
  • Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil
  • Eyeko Brow Gel
  • Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil Primer
  • Nudestix Intense Matte Lip and Cheek Pencil – Purity
  • St Tropez Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist
  • Dr PawPaw Original Balm
  • NUXE Nuxellence Detox Serum
  • Beautypro – Hand Therapy Collagen Infused Glove / Brightening Collagen Sheet Mask Evolve Daily Renew Facial Cream
  • Color WOW Pop & Lock
  • Algologie Hydra-Replenishing Booster
  • Eyebrow Queen Growth Serum
  • Real Her Eye Am Resilient Bronze Eyeliner
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment / A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum Iconic London Illuminator
  • Laura Geller Color Luster Lip Gloss – City Lights
  • Eight & Bob The Original OR EgyptGeneration Clay Ultraviolet Brightening Clay Mask
  • Wander Beauty Wanderess Eyeshadow Palette
  • Candy Kittens Sour Watermelon

Pre-sale September 13th and official launch Sept 16th at Birchbox but it is also worth noting that Birchbox currently have 20% off subscription using the code SEP20.


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

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Holland & Barrett Vegan Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar 2020

For those of you who like Vegan Beauty Products, Holland & Barrett have exactly what you are looking for as a treat this Christmas. Launching today is their Advent Calendar and it costs just £40!
Holland & Barrett launch £40 vegan beauty Christmas advent calendar
The calendar is a 25 day offering which features 14 full-sized and 11 sample sized products and you will find a whole range of items which includes serums, cleansers, oils and creams it is suitable for vegans and is also packaged inside a 100% cardboard packaging too.


  • Sukin: Purely ageless moisturiser, 20ml
  • Dead Sea Spa: BB Cream ,15ml
  • Evolve: Hyaluronic Serum, 10ml
  • Ayumi: Turmeric & Argan Oil Body Wash, 250ml
  • Holland & Barrett: Wooden Mirror
  • Holland & Barett: Reusable Earbuds
  • Holland & Barrett: Headband Wrap
  • Ethique: Bliss Cleansing Bar, 110g
  • Natura Siberica: Hair Mask
  • Weleda: Arnica Muscle Soak, 50ml
  • Ecodenta: Organic Anti-Plaque Toothpaste, 75ml
  • Dr Organic: Guava Gel Moisturiser, 50ml
  • So Eco: Eyeshadow Brush
  • Q&A: Liqourice Lip Oil, 15ml
  • True Skincare: Rehydrating Facial Oil, 10ml
  • Vitaskin: Vitamin C Eye Cream
  • Whamisa: Toner Deep Rich, 33.5ml
  • Ethique: Mini Shampoo & Conditioner, 2 X 15G
  • Urban Veda: Reviving Night Cream, 20ml
  • Tisserand: De-stress Roller Ball, 10ml
  • Lamoora: Breathe Shower Bomb 30g
  • Gallinee: Face Vinegar, 50ml
  • Kili.G: Face, Eyes, Neck Mousse, 60ml
  • Up Circle, Face Scrub Citrus Blend, 100ml

I love that there are so many brands in this that I have never come across and I am definitely wanting to grab the Lamoora Breathe Shower Bomb the next time I pass the store!

This Advent Calendar launches on 9th September both instore and online.

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

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Megan Rose Lane x Feelunique Self-Care Kit

Megan Rose Lane x Feelunique Self-Care Kit
From Feelunique we have the newly listed Megan Rose Lane x Feelunique Self-Care Kit (£49), a kit which is described as being guided by *the* mindset and meditation blogger Megan Rose Lane. This Self-Care Kit is all about taking time to look after yourself and feeling your best from the inside out. 

Scheduling in some me-time to relax and unwind is something I try and do every single week. That could be an hour locked in the bathroom with no phone, no iPad and no interruptions, it could also be a lie in for an extra half an hour, a long walk by myself - literally anything that I can do by myself which requires no interaction from anyone else.

The limited edition bundle holds all the products you need to add a moment of calm to your routine each day - plus, a deck of affirmation cards for positivity, empowerment and self-confidence. 

So what is inside?

  • Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm 15ml - My review
  • Evolve Beauty AHA Miracle Mask 30ml
  • Grown Alchemist Vanilla and Watermelon Lip Balm 12ml
  • Urban Apothecary Oriental Noir Candle 70g
  • L’Occitane Aromachologie Relaxing Pillow Mist 100ml
  • Velvet Pouch- Teal velvet with an embossed golden sun, there’s nothing more fitting to hold these complete bliss essentials
This is an amazing Self-Care Kit for those who want and need an excuse to just take some time for themselves and equally, it would make a great gift for someone who has had a bit of a hard time and needs some time out too!

This Megan Rose Lane x Feelunique Self-Care Kit is on sale now - purchase here.

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

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Mother's Day Gift Guide

With Mother's Day on the horizon in just a weeks time, shops have been filled with cards and chocolates as well as balloons and candles in an attempt to get you to send your Mum/Mam/Mummy/Mother/Ma-Ma or however you might address her, a little something to celebrate the day.  If you haven't thought that far ahead because the news is full of other stories and you've been slightly distracted, I have a little gift guide that might just save the day!
Mother's Day Gift Guide
I know not every Mam is the same, some are much older, some are younger, some are fitter and some not so, but I am hoping to have covered absolutely every angle with this gift guide.

If you saw my Glossybox Mothers Day post earlier this week and was lucky enough to get your hands on the box, then you have quite an amazing gift to give. 
Mother's Day Gift Guide
Packed with 13 products from different brands it features everything from candles and facemasks to makeup and perfume and all for just £30.

If you mum likes to look after and style her hair, then Boots have an amazing range of products from InStyler.  Over the last few weeks, I have been using the GLOSSIE Ceramic Styling Brush which is described as instantly delivering shiny, straight and smooth styles that last. 
Mother's Day Gift Guide
It features 65 powerful ceramic heated plates that simultaneously section and style as you effortlessly brush through your hair and with 4 different heat settings, whether your hair is thick, thin or somewhere in the middle, there is a setting that will work with your hair.  I have been so impressed with the Instyler Glossie Ceramic Styling Brush that there is a dedicated post coming next week to show off just how good it is and why I have liked using it so much.  It is currently on offer for less than £55 in Boots* and if you have a Mum who isn't quite ready to use hair straighteners to style her hair, then this might just tick the boxes.

For those who want to have a good nights sleep is the Sleep Master Eye Mask. It came into being after extensive research, the inventor of Sleep Master, who is also an insomnia sufferer, couldn't find a sleep mask that combined the conditions necessary for deep sleep: light elimination and sound reduction. Traditional sleep masks didn't fit or last. They all had thin elastic straps that shift uncomfortably during sleep, fray apart quickly or simply snap off after only a few uses, never mind the disastrous results from washing them!
Mother's Day Gift Guide

It is a well known fact that my sleep pattern is quite erratic, so trying this mask has been quite the find. The Sleep Master utilises an incredibly soft to the touch, cool satin fabric which is not only lightweight but it is comfortable, flexible, it is a wide fit and it uses a velcro fastener. What makes it different to any other sleep mask I have used is the ear area, on the Sleep Master it is padded and this helps to muffle sounds, for anyone who is a light sleeper and finds the slightest sound disturbs them, this might just be what you are looking for. The Sleep Master is simply an all-in-one, one-size-fits-all product, which eliminates light and reduces sound, giving you a deep, refreshing sleep by shutting out the world in an immediate, intimate way. Priced at £19.95 via Amazon*.

One of my favourite skincare brands Emma Hardie has collaborated with the charity Look Good Feel Better and has launched a limited edition Pink Moringa Cleansing Balm.
Mother's Day Gift Guide
At 50ml and priced at £25 from Marks & Spencer*, from every sale of the limited edition Moringa Cleansing Balm, Emma Hardie Skincare will be donating a percentage of proceeds from the sales to Look Good Feel Better, their goal is to raise £100k for the charity during the year of 2020.

For someone who is always on the go we have the Ember Travel Mug², an absolute revelation in re-usable cups which keep those hot drinks hot!  Everyone is trying to do their bit for the environment, using less take-away cups and more re-usable has been a huge change for me, but I find that those claims of keeping drinks hot for around 6 hours are not always that true.  Then I tried this!
Mother's Day Gift Guide
Designed to be used on-the-go, the new Ember Travel Mug² does more than simply keep your coffee hot, this smart mug not only allows you to set an exact drinking temperature but it also keeps it there for up to 3 hours, so your coffee is never too hot, or too cold. I have been so impressed with this mug that I have written a separate blog post all about it, but if you like your technological gadgets and gifts, then this is the one!

There is no doubting every Mum needs at least an hour to herself and from Marks & Spencer, who right now have some amazing bathing products in store. My latest find has been these Rose Bath Salts.

Mother's Day Gift Guide
These rose-scented bath salts are described as being perfection for the ultimate relaxation experience and they are infused with notes of pink peony and lily and when they come into contact with warm water, that floral fragrances comes to life and smells as wonderful as a freshly opened bunch of flowers and they cost me just £4.99.

I really like Shea Moisture as a brand and I have the Fruit Fusion Energizing Bath, Body & Massage Oil and there is something about the sharp fragrance of this oil that I absolutely love. Shea Moisture describe this oil as being one which helps to restore hydration as well as to revitalize dry, dull skin.
Mother's Day Gift Guide
As well as the use of Shea Butter and Coconut Oil which replenishes moisture deep below the skin surface, there is the use of Imbe Oil which helps to protect against the damaging and ageing effects of external aggressors to leave skin feeling nourished. Then the fruity fragrance of both Green Apple and Lychee Berry are said to help stimulate the senses and for me, this is my favourite of the two products.

A brand I see a lot on my social media is Embryolisse and for Mother's Day I am including the Limited Edition London Lait-Crème Concentré.  In its Limited Edition packaging, this iconic French skincare brand is quite the cult product.  
Mother's Day Gift Guide
As a multi-tasking cream, it works not only as a three-in-one moisturising lotion, but can also be used as a primer and as a make-up remover.  It has a lightweight but rich texture, this cream contains essential fatty acids and vitamins which help to reduce irritation especially after shaving and they also plump the skin for firmer results.  The inclusion of nutrients and water to balance the skin and promote cell renewal also lead to much more supple-looking skin too. You can find Embryolisse in Boots stores, and online via Cult Beauty, Feelunique and Lookfantastic where it is priced at £17.99. 

If you Mam is quite partial to a brew, which mine most certainly is, the gift of tea is definitely a worthy gift.  The Tea Makers of London work closely with the most celebrated tea gardens in the world as well as independent artisan tea farmers who continue to use traditional methods, which have been lovingly preserved and passed down to them by their ancestors over many centuries.
Mother's Day Gift Guide
So the inclusion of a gift of tea is one which would always be welcome, whether that is a selection of fine loose leaf tea or a tea set, it is definitely something a little bit different and much about.

As a brand, Rubis isn't one I have come across until recently, but their Nail Scissors are definitely something my mum would have in her knitting box.  With their slightly curved, hand-sharpened blades which are crafted out of hardened martensitic steel, these scissors are designed to cut your nails to perfection. 
Mother's Day Gift Guide
I am sure we have all had a pair of nail scissors which are as blunt as blunt can be and instead of trimming your nails, they hack at them.  Rubis scissors have ergonomically shaped handle grips which are said to offer supreme comfort and stability. The biggest claim however is that after many years, Rubis state that their scissors lose none of their original functionality thanks to their high-quality materials, design and workmanship.  You can find these scissors priced at £23.50 via Cult Beauty.

When it comes to haircare, I am always aware that as you get older, your hair changes. I am lucky enough to have a lot of hair and it has yet to show signs of thinning, but friends of mine are not so lucky, so this is where Nanogen Haircare comes in. 

The 7-in-1 Shampoo is described as taking a multi-targeted approach to hair thickening for women in one simple step. You don't need 7 different products, just this one. Best described as being a multitasking haircare treatment that cleanses, thickens, moisturises, strengthens, protects, balances and optimises for hair that’s thick, healthy and in prime condition. It uses hardworking surfectants which deliver the primary purpose of removing impurities, oil and dirt to clean the scalp and hair. It is also enriched with Glycerin and Panthenol, the formula drenches hair in vital hydration without weighting tresses down, whilst the brand’s patented Hair Growth Factor complex works to rejuvenate hair follicles to promote healthy growth and maintain hair anchoring. Priced at £10 from Boots*.

The Ramer Cleansing Shammy for Sensitive Skin is a little gem of a product and are a great alternative to using wet wipes, which we all know we shouldn't be using anyway.
We all know the importance of skincare and removing makeup, so these handy little shammy sponges work to remove all traces of make-up. The shammy can also be used with skincare such as cleansers and too and I love how soft they feel on the skin.  All Ramer sponges are made from a magic material, all Ramer Sponges harden as they dry, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria, and will instantly soften when soaked in warm water, ready to re-use again. Super-soft, non-scratchy, hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive skin, Ramer Sponges are machine washable at 40o C, durable and long-lasting. Prices start around £4 per sponge from Amazon*.

Recently launched to the UK is a brand called African Extracts Rooibos and it is one of South Africa’s leading skincare ranges and is infused with the potent antioxidant powers of Rooibos, a plant found and grown only in the Cederberg mountains of the Western Cape, South Africa. 
Mother's Day Gift Guide
Rich in heritage, African Extracts Rooibos skincare strongly believe in the power of nature, and therefore Bio-Active Rooibos is supported by a host of proven natural active ingredients, carefully selected for their skincare benefits.  So included within this gift guide is the 3-step Everyday Starter kit which is the brand’s best-selling range and is suitable for women of all ages and most skin types. It contains a Cleansing Lotion (60ml), Toner (60ml) and Day Cream SPF15 (20ml) all in perfect handbag travel sizes.

Then for the more mature skin I have the exfoliating face scrub which uses Rooibos leaves and apricot kernels to gently remove dead skin cells and surface impurities to leave skin feeling clean, smooth and soft, followed by the Tissue Oil which comes in a spray bottle and is really light as well as being non-greasy. This oil is a bit of a multi-tasker because it can be used on your face, body and hair. It is formulated using antioxidant-rich Bio-Active Rooibos extract, Vitamin E, Soy Bean and Geranium botanical extracts in a blend of Grapeseed and Sweet Almond oils.  Prices for African Extracts Rooibos start as low as £7.99.

As well as this Mother's Day gift guide, I also featured the lovely brand Evolve Organic Beauty with their Facial in a box which also makes an amazing gift, as would the Gus and Bella 'Best Mum' Cat Box for those who have and adore cats, both would be a great alternative to flowers and chocolate!

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

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Good Housekeeping x Showcase Beauty Box

I love a good beauty box and I was really excited to learn that Showcase Beauty had partnered with Good Housekeeping to launch an Independent Beauty Edit, a beauty box that is packed full of some incredible brands. Showcase Beauty the new home of independent beauty brands and this beauty box is a collection of nine independent brands which includes eight full-sized products worth over £170 and it costs just £49. All of the brands featured within this box are all cruelty-free and many fully organic, vegan and pregnancy safe.
Good Housekeeping x Showcase Beauty Box review with photos
Each hand-picked independent brand has an amazing background story to tell based on performance, ingredients, approach to sourcing and sustainability. Each product has been “stress-tested” by a team of independent stylists, influencers and industry experts who give further feedback on each product before they become part of the Showcase Beauty collective.  

The first product out of the box is the MEMI, Lash to Lash in Carbon Black. Described as being a mascara to define, curl and lengthen your lashes with ease, this carbon black vegan mascara coats every single lash to give you flawless, water-resistant and smudge-free lashes every single day.
Good Housekeeping x Showcase Beauty Box review with photos
Good Housekeeping x Showcase Beauty Box review with photos
What I have liked about using this mascara is the wand which is slightly curved to follow the shape of your eye, as the wand coats the lashes, it does so without clumping.  The formula is wet enough to coat the lashes without dragging them down and because I have fairly long lashes, it does manage to hold the curl.

The second product comes from Studio 10 and it is the Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss in the shade Bellini. Described as being a universally flattering shade, this Balm Gloss with its sheer peachy-gold colour is non-sticky and tacky when applied and once it has been applied, it doesn't transfer. 
Good Housekeeping x Showcase Beauty Box review with photos
Using a blend of Omega-3 rich Plankton Extract and Volulip™, this product works to leave your lips feeling nourished and hydrated.

The third product comes from Vita Liberata with the Beauty Blur Skin Tone Optimiser in shade Latte which is a medium shade.  Described as being a multitasking skin tone optimiser, nourishing makeup primer and lasting self-tan for your most radiant, always on face glow.  
Good Housekeeping x Showcase Beauty Box review with photos
For me, this is quite similar to a CC cream in how it can be used, though I would need the lightest shade if I was to use it in that way. 

The next product comes from Dr Lipp with the Red Radish Tint.  I am a huge fan of Dr Lipp as a brand and have featured the original balm on my blog a few times.  
Good Housekeeping x Showcase Beauty Box review with photos
This balm uses protective medical-grade Lanolin which gives it a 100% natural formula, so it is free from fragrance, preservatives and as it protects, hydrates and repairs your lips, it adds a tint which is achieved through 100% natural vegetable pigments.

From Grown Alchemist we have the Hydra-Repair Day Cream Camellia, Geranium Blossom. Described as being a deeply nourishing facial day cream which leaves the skin feeling hydrated without being greasy or leaving a shine on the skin.
Good Housekeeping x Showcase Beauty Box review with photos

This cream is suitable for all skin types and is described as being botanically rich it contains camellia seed to lock in moisture and geranium blossom to calm irritated skin.  I really like the velvety texture of this cream on my skin and it makes a really good primer before applying your makeup.

When it comes to supplements, I am pretty rubbish at remembering to take them.  Within this box, we have a 7 Day Supplement Pack from Lumity, an award-winning day and night supplement to support the body's natural repair processes and nourish the skin, hair and nails.
Good Housekeeping x Showcase Beauty Box review with photos
Formulated without binding agents, fillers, coating, preservatives and flavourings what you will find is a formulation of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and omegas.

Getting the perfect nights sleep is high up on my list of things to do, its something that has plagued me for well over a year.  Within this box from Neom, we have the Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist.
Good Housekeeping x Showcase Beauty Box review with photos
This Pillow Mist is blended with 14 essential oils to help you relax, the 100% natural and soothing scent of lavender paired with a touch of sweet basil and fresh jasmine which should help you prepare for a peaceful slumber. To use, all you have to do is spritz onto your pillow and inhale the calming fragrance to let your senses fully benefit from the wellbeing properties.

One of my favourite independent brands is Evolve Beauty, a brand I have featured on my blog many times.  Within this box, we have the Satin Body Gloss, a product I have fully reviewed on my blog here.
Good Housekeeping x Showcase Beauty Box review with photos
Described as being a lightweight multi-purpose silicone-free dry oil that is designed to nourish and deliver a satin-like finish. It can be used on the body, face and hair and thankfully, it comes packaged inside a brown glass bottle with a pump for easy distribution and on the skin, it leaves a lovely glossy, shiny finish.

The final product within this box comes from Jane Scrivner with Skinfoliate. This product is said to be a gentle exfoliator which is rich in natural AHA and BHA acids that naturally buff away dead skin cells to reveal brighter, softer and smoother skin.
Good Housekeeping x Showcase Beauty Box review with photos
Described as being step 2 of your skincare routine, Skinfoliate uses Malic, Glycolic, Lactic, Salicylic and Citric acids in a unique 'staggered penetration' blend to work on every level of skin exfoliation and stimulation, Skinfoliate works deep to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis and cell renewal.

I am really impressed with the brands which feature in this box and cannot believe it costs just £49 with free postage and packaging, but you'll have to be quick as it is Limited Edition and will sell out pretty quickly.  

I would love to know what you think of this box and whether any particular product stands out to you?

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

Monday, 7 October 2019

Feelunique Launch Two Beauty Advent Calendars - Full Contents Reveal

Instead of having just the one advent calendar for 2019, Feelunique has decided to have two options - a 12 day or a 24 day and depending on your budget they are both really reasonably priced.
Feelunique Launch Two Beauty Advent Calendars - Full Contents Reveal

Inspired by the wonder of the northern lights, catch the light of Christmas with 24 days of new beauty surprises. Worth over £250, this year’s treasure trove stars an indulgent mix of full and deluxe-sized treats from firm favourites and up-and-comers including the likes of Benefit, Emma Hardie, Sol de Janeiro and Huda Beauty.  If you don't want to see the full contents of this one then close your eyes and scroll quickly.


  • Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Balancing Body Cream 70ml
  • Inika Loose Mineral Blush in Blooming Nude 3g
  • Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner
  • Ardell Wispies Clusters 603
  • Aveda Beautifying Composition Oil 30ml
  • Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara Deluxe 3g
  • Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream 30ml
  • Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Day Cream 20ml
  • Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream 25ml
  • Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette Topaz
  • INC.redible Glittergasm Lip Topper Red Hot Ready 3ml
  • this Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 5mley Moisture Balancing Conditioner 60ml
  • Nude By Nature Translucent Loose Finishing Powder 1.5g
  • Barry M Glitter Bomb Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow Bling Bling 3.7ml
  • Tangle Angel Mini Angel
  • Nuxe Reve De Miel Day & Night Moisturiser 15ml
  • Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm 15ml
  • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream 59ml
  • Filorga Meso Mask 15ml
  • REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic 50ml
  • EOS Visibly Soft Vanilla Mint Lip Balm 7g
  • Perricone MD Cold Plasma 7.5ml
  • Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate 10ml
  • NYX Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream Cannes 6.7ml

Described as being Sunny and Sustainable, it is cute enough to keep and reuse for other purposes such as your jewellery or some mini products.  It will be priced at £79.

Not content with the one advent calendar, Feelunique also has a 12-day option too and it has a very similar design to the one above.
Feelunique Launch Two Beauty Advent Calendars - Full Contents Reveal
Available to pre-order NOW
Again, this calendar has been inspired by the wonder of the northern lights, catch the light of Christmas with 12 days of new beauty surprises. Worth over £120, this year’s treasure trove stars an edit of deluxe sizes from firm favourites and up-and-comers including the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Lime Crime and Zoeva.  As with the calendar above, if you don't want to know what the full contents are then don't scroll any further.


I am really impressed with the contents of this calendar, especially seeing some of my favourite brands being included.  As with the 24-day calendar, this one could also be re-used to rehouse some jewellery and mini products.


£79 for the 24 days (worth £256) and £45 for the 12 day calendar (worth £120)


Pre-order now and general sale 10th October on Feel Unique.

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

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

L'Occitane Terre de Lumière L’Eau

If you like your floral perfumes then Terre de Lumière L’Eau from L'Occitane is the perfect addition to your fragrance wardrobe.  Sitting within the Oriental Floral family, this is perfect for a hot Summer's Day because it is not overpowering, not overly musty and not overly sweet.
L'Occitane Terre de Lumière L’Eau
L'Occitane Terre de Lumière L’Eau
L'Occitane Terre de Lumière L’Eau
One thing I love about fragrances from L'occitane is the description given to the scent and for this one, it goes like this:
Luminous and exhilarating, Terre de Lumière L’Eau is a tender floral eau de toilette that breathes femininity. 
It’s the scent of daybreak, that beautiful moment when the sun’s rays emerge gently over the horizon. Inspired by Provence at first light, the serene notes of this tender, floral fragrance evolve slowly, giving each accord the time to reveal itself fully, like the unfolding dawn…

Terre de Lumière L’Eau opens with the notes of Bergamot, Pink Pepper and Blackcurrant which give it quite a fruity hit and just as it settles, the middle note of Pink Peony re-energises the floral side of the scent and gives it, for me, that wow factor and then the base notes of Bitter Almond Essence, Tonks Bean and White Musk turn this fragrance into the most beautiful light floral fragrance which has amazing longevity on my skin.

The bottle which takes on an Ombre pattern with a sold white section at the top is circular in shape and when it captures the light, it does create a rainbow.  Terre De Lumiere has a special meaning for L'Occitane and it is quite a beautiful description:
As the day draws to a close, the sky is set alight, embracing all the shades of gold. Beauty is suspended in time as this stunning spectacle reaches its height. This is the golden hour. Meaning "land of light", L'OCCITANE's new collection is inspired by the special time of day in Provence known as the golden hour... A short moment at dusk as the sun falls and the sky fills with golden and purple light. The air is filled with the most fragrant Provençal scents.
As well as Terre de Lumière L’Eau, the L'Occitane fragrance collection is quite extensive and well worthy of looking into here. For this scent, it comes in two sizes 50ml (£49) and 90ml (£65).

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

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Merumaya #Beautyhasnoage Makeup Bag

I am a big fan of Merumaya products, I love how they make my skin feel, how well they work and ultimately the brand itself is pretty special.

Merumaya #Beautyhasnoage Makeup Bag

MERUMAYA is all about you, feeling fabulous and confident about the way you look, at every age. Maleka, the woman behind the brand explains that a woman in her teens, should not feel vulnerable to peer pressure, to look a certain way or be depressed because her acne makes her feel ugly. A woman in her thirties should not feel the desperation of a ‘sell by date’ for her beauty. A woman in her 50’s does not have to succumb, to anyone else’s opinion, of what is age appropriate beauty. A woman in her 70's+ should still feel beautiful, relevant and her beauty celebrated. #beautyhasnoage is a mission, to unite every woman who ever felt insecure about the way she looks, in support. It’s success relies on all of us supporting each other, in the mission to feel confident about the uniqueness of our individual beauty, at every age.

Behind the brand are some amazing products, some of which I have featured on my blog (here, here and here) and again behind each product are the principles that Maleka uses as a guide:

  • Prevent & Perfect skin ageing – the integrative, concept
  • Performance - use evidence-based, clinically tested active ingredients, in the same concentrations as they were tested. Load with anti-inflammatories, so that even acne-prone and sensitive skins, can use high-performance, youthful-ageing products.
  • Pleasure - over decades we’ve gotten a bit too pious about skincare. I want to delight your senses and the Signature Essence Blend, contains nature identical molecules, of scents that were used in times gone by, to raise confidence and attraction. It provides a unique experience based on your olfactory and limbic system and so, is very personal. It makes you feel fabulous and definitely a step away, from the somewhat boring and safe 'citrus', that is used as a standard because it is inoffensive. Also, the textures of the products are sensual, velvety and silky.
  • Practicality - we all want to look youthful for longer but there is no need to spend more of your precious time, in front of the mirror, doing it! I wanted to save you time and make it super easy for you to take care of your skin. An example is our Melting Cleansing Balm: in a tube, no 'warming' required, melts, milks, easy to remove and saves you at least 45 seconds on each effective, sensorial cleanse.
  • Price - I was determined to bring to market, products that can rival any of those in the luxury sector, at a price that meant most customers can afford to use them all the time. This has been the hardest, because I refused to compromise on ingredients and formula. So, I put the money into the product and not packaging or advertising and I am prepared to take a much lower margin for myself, in the hopes that this will grow to be the next big British spread the word please!
  • Patriotism - this is a British brand that is Made in GREAT Britain. I am a London girl and it is important, that we all do our bit to support our own economy and jobs. For me it is spending my money with British businesses that make and supply my products.   All of us can at least give British brands a try and, if they stand up to the test, continue to buy them.
  • Personal – I genuinely want you to participate in this brand by communicating directly with us.  I want you to help us evolve, so that we are constantly relevant to youand your needs; so that we create products that genuinely deliver results.  I want you to have a hand in the growth we hope to achieve and humbly ask you, to help us spread the word by recommending products you love, to your friends and family please.
I was kindly sent this #beautyhasnoage makeup bag which is incredibly snazzy and you can get one for yourself too as a reminder!  There is currently a 50% sale on the top products from Merumaya and the bag is free with purchase or you can buy it on its own too.

Have you tried any products from Merumaya and 
do you agree #beautyhasnoage?

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