Thursday, 11 August 2016

Skincere 100% Natural Facial Serum, Day Cream and Night Cream - Review*

Vegan & Cruelty Free.

Designed by experts, Skincere has been formulated with hypoallergenic, soothing ingredients to help restore the complexities of our skin, without the use of harsh synthetic chemicals and preservatives. Focused on creating ultra-soothing formulations, Skincere is aimed at those suffering from sensitive skin and intolerances, including soya, dairy, wheat and nut allergies, or for those who just want to be true to their skin.

The unique, natural formulations help to improve the appearance of skin, reduce signs of ageing and visibly even skin tone, leaving a noticeably more radiant complexion. The range is comprised of five key products which provide a full daily skincare regime. Key ingredients include fruit botanicals such as Bilberry, Orange and Lemon, alongside other natural plant actives such as Monoi Tahitian Oil and Aloe Vera.

Skincere Facial Serum 
An intensely hydrating facial serum to help to visibly restore skin’s radiance and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Clinically proven to increase skin firmness and elasticity in just 4 weeks whilst also reducing the appearance of age spots. After just one application skin feels firmer, smoother and well hydrated. After 28 days of regular use skin feels more hydrated and firmer. Skin tone more even and fine lines refined

Skincere Day Cream
A soothing day cream rich in antioxidants and botanical extracts to help nourish and restore skin’s softness. Clinically proven to reduce redness, soothe skin and aid the recovery of damaged skin cells. After just one application, skin feels smoother and the overall appearance of skin is improved. And after 28 days of regular use, skin feels softer, more nourished, even toned and fine lines refined.

Skincere Night Cream
A gentle night cream to re-invigorate stressed skin whilst you sleep. Clinically proven to reduce redness, soothe skin and aid the recovery of damaged skin cells After just one application, skin feels smoother and the overall appearance of skin is improved After 28 days of regular use, skin feels softer, more nourished and even toned. Wrinkles and fine lines appear refined

When working with these products I was pleasantly surprised with all three of the items that that kindly been sent to me for reviewing purposes. I've never used a facial serum before so I quite enjoyed adding this product into my skincare regime. I feel that both the Skincere Facial Serum and Night cream have a pleasent scent to them, but when I used the Day Cream I was unsure of it's scent. Luckily the scent doesn't lingure on the face off too long so this didn't become a problem. I found the serum and both creams easy to apply and felt that my skin was left feeling smooth and non sticky. 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Hurraw! Papaya & Pineapple Lip Balm - Review*

Hurraw for Papaya & Pineapple!
Certified Vegan & Leaping Bunny Approved.

Hurraw! balms are made from certified organic, vegan ingredients (yes no beeswax) and are these made using cold pressed oils to keep them full of goodness.

'The juicy duo of cold pressed papaya seed oil and natural pineapple flavor makes for a tropical treat! The primary ingredient in this papaya pineapple balm is cold pressed papaya seed oil, which has loads of moisturising essential fatty acids and is great for the skin. Papaya seed oil also contains the enzyme papain, which is keen to quiet inflammation.'

I never have enough lip balms and I'm always looking for new ones to try out! I ended up coming across this Summery sounding Hurraw! lip balm from and was sent a tube for reviewing purposes. When you smell the product from the tube it smells like sweet pineapple, but when applied to the lips the lip balm smells more like those fruit salad sweets, which is lovely! I love how smooth and non sticky this Hurraw! lip balm makes my lips and I feel that the balm itself lasts a good time after applying.

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Lavera Volume Mascara in Black - Review*

Volumize those lashes! 
Vegan Society Approved, Certified by NaTure & Cruelty Free.

For over 25 years, Lavera have manufactured all natural skincare and cosmetics to the highest quality standards. Using herbal ingredients, certified organic whenever possible, Lavera products are all formulated without synthetic preservatives, colours or fragrances, developed to be effective yet gentle for sensitive skin, and safe for you, your family and the environment.

This volume mascara offers natural volume and is an everyday companion, for naturally thickened lashes. Its vegan texture with mineral-based colour pigments and selected organic ingredients, such as organic carnauba wax, leaves lashes looking gorgeous. This mascara is also suitable for contact lens wearers and is both dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested.

I haven't worn mascara since my last review on one, which was probably well over a year ago now! So I thought I'd give a different brand a go, I ended up going for this black volumizing mascara by Lavera. Firstly, I love how the brush both separates and lengthens the lashes without making them look thick or clumpy. I also found the brush itself to be a great size and a it was a pleasure to work with. The mascara isn't water proof and because of this I sadly ended up with black underneath my eyes, I also found that the mascara had flaked a little by the end of the day. Although the other good thing about this mascara is that it smells sweet and not strange like some other products can, but from my point of view I probably won't be using any mascara's again as I much prefer my eye lashes without!

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Acorelle Eau Fraiche in Silky Rose - Review*

Vegan, Cruelty Free & Certified ECOCERT

Silky Rose is a mellow fruity raspberry perfume emphasised with rose floral water. All of Acorelle's eau fraiches are composed of wheat alcohol, organic essential oils with active properties, and floral waters which are 100% organic and adapted to each fragrance.


  • Head notes: rosebuds, lychee
  • Heart notes: rosegeranium, freesia
  • Base notes: raspberry
Quite recently I've been on the hunt for some new scents, so I'm very happy that I came across this lovely Acorelle rose scent from this month. I love how subtle the smell of this product is and for me this means I can wear it casually throughout the day or for evenings out. I find the that scent can linger a good few hours but if you wanted the smell to last longer you could always spray the product elsewhere, such as your wrists. I also love that this product doesn't involve phthalates, artificial colours. artificial musk or synthetic chemicals.

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Yes To Tomatoes Combination Skin Daily Clarifying Cleanser - Review*

Vegan & Cruelty Free

After running out of my previous cleanser I was on the hunt for a new one to try out. I ended up coming across this Yes To Tomatoes combination skin cleanser, which I requested from from for reviewing purposes this month. 

Yes To Tomatoes is specially formulated with witch hazel and salicylic acid to help treat acne breakouts and keep oily-combination skin in tip top condition.  Made with 98% natural ingredients, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Clarifying Cleanser is perfect for combination skin. The naturally derived formulation blends tomato and watermelon extracts with other ingredients to help keep combination skin balanced and clear. The cleanser also maintains your skin's pH balance while removing excess oils and impurities, purifying and refreshing your complexion. 

Of course the first thing I had to do when I received my product was smell it. I've loved previous Yes To Tomato scents before but this is probably the best so far as it's so sweet and fruity! As I ditched my electric face brush about a month ago I went back to basics with this cleanser and have been wetting my face with warm water, squeezing a bit of the product into my finger tips, massaging into my face for about a minute and then rinsing it all off with cold water. This routine has worked like a dream and has cleared my previous breakouts up. I find the that product can be drying after use so be sure to use a good facial moisturiser afterwards. Other than the product being a little drying to my skin after use this cleanser is great and I've nearly used the bottle up!

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.