Wednesday, 19 July 2017

PHB Ethical Beauty Restoring Hand Cream with Rosemary & Chamomile - Review*

'Restore those dry hands to soft ones.'


Handmade in the UK PHB Products are free from quite a lot of things, these include no animal ingredients, Parabens, SLS, DEA, TEA, Alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol, Ethanol), Phenoxyethanol, artificial perfumes / fragrance, Petrochemicals, Methylisothiazolinone, Phthalates, Colourants, Silicone, Mineral oils and Propylene Glycol. PHB products are also organic, vegan and Halal.

PHB’s rich and nourishing Restoring Hand Cream is made with a creamy formula that soothes and restores dry or cracked skin, yet absorbs instantly leaving no greasiness or residue. Rich organic butters and herbal extracts relieve dryness, soften skin and increase suppleness. Wild harvested Tamanu oil helps to heal and repair skin and encourage tissue regeneration. This results in softer, more supple hands and is especially good for those who experience very dry or cracked skin. With a therapeutic blend of Rosemary, Chamomile and nourishing plant extracts that calm and renew your skin and senses.

Ever since I reviewed the PHB's Anti-Ageing Rejuvenating Hand Cream which I love, I was excited to try more from their range. I tend to get mild dryness on my hands during the hotter months, so I thought I try PHB's Restoring Hand Cream from Love Lula. This hand cream is described as being a rich and nourishing formula which helps soften and give more supple skin. The product is also said to have no greasiness or residue after applying, this is true as I found the cream sinks in quickly and I don't feel like I need to wash my hands afterwards to get rid of any greasiness. I also like the scent of this hand cream as it's very mild and gentle smelling. And for me the design of the bottle is perfect, it's a good size and easy to apply from the pump. Overall, I'm really happy with this PHB hand cream and I'm looking forward to trying out the rest of their range.


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

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Sukin Lime & Coconut Botanical Body Wash & Hydrating Body Lotion - Review*


'Skincare that doesn’t cost the Earth.'

In 2007, Sukin was launched in Melbourne, Australia, after identifying a gap in the market for high efficacy, environmentally sustainable and affordable natural skincare. Sukin are passionate about providing “skincare that doesn’t cost the earth”. This tag line promotes Sukin’s stance on affordable pricing as well as referring to the natural and earth friendly ethos that they stand by. All of the products produced by Sukin are Australian made with ingredients that are naturally derived, cruelty free and vegan. All formulations are 100% Carbon Neutral, biodegradable and grey water safe. 

Our soap-free Lime and Coconut Botanical Body Wash refreshes and stimulates the senses while leaving skin clean and fresh. Jojoba, Avocado and Rosehip Oils are combined to purify, hydrate and soften the skin while cleansing. With a calming combination of Chamomile and Aloe Vera, skin is left feeling soothed and lightly hydrated. And our Lime and Coconut infused Hydration Body Lotion refreshes and stimulates the senses, while a nourishing combination of Rosehip, Avocado, and Jojoba Oils, along with Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter hydrate and smooth skin. An infusion of Aloe Vera, Nettle, Horsetail and Burdock restores the skin’s moisture barrier and helps to nourish dry skin.

I was kindly sent these two Sukin products from Fluorescent PR to review. Firstly, I really like the pump design of both bottles. This makes them perfect for using in the shower as only a little product is released each time, avoiding any product waste. Both the body wash and lotion smell very fresh and whilst the lime overpowers the coconut in the body wash, the body lotion smells more of coconut. For me this means that they both work really well together. I find that the body lotion soaks in well and it leaves a fresh subtle smelling scent afterwards. My skin felt very soft after the body lotion had sunk into my skin. And to me the body wash has a medium foaming process and sadly I felt that I needed to use a little more than usual, but other than that it does its job well and smells amazing!


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Zoya Armor Top Coat & Willa Nail Polishes - Review*


Zoya brings design-led inspiration to the world of safe, natural nail polish. Formulated without any of the top five synthetic nasties, there are over 500 irresistible colours to choose from, ranging from classic to ultra-cool, plus seasonal collections to look forward to.

Nails are ready to take on the world with Zoya Armor Topcoat & UV Blocker. Add a protective, ultra-glossy, flexible shine to nail color and prevent exposure to yellowing UV rays. The super-brilliant, ultra-strong and flexible topcoat provides a chip-free coating to defend nail color against wear and tear. And Willa by Zoya can be best described as a full-coverage, densely pigmented onyx black cream. Originally released as 'Black Swan' during Zang Toi's NYFW SS15 show. A timeless, classic black for all occasions.

I applied Zoya's Armor Top Coat an hour after applying Willa, even though the nail polish had fully dried some of it came off onto the Armor Top Coat brush. I let the top coat dry and was revealed with an even more shiny Willa. I also tried the Armor Top Coat on its own but it seemed to peel off in less than a week, made my nails quite dry and it wasn't as shiny as it is when paired with another polish. Overall I wasn't very impressed with Zoya's Armor Top Coat but I'm very much a fan of their shade Willa!


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Zoya Wendy & Rocha Nail Polishes - Review*


Zoya brings design-led inspiration to the world of safe, natural nail polish. Formulated without any of the top five synthetic nasties, there are over 500 irresistible colours to choose from, ranging from classic to ultra-cool, plus seasonal collections to look forward to.

Rocha by Zoya is described as a classic folly red cream with warm undertones that enhace a Summer glow. This is my favourite shade out of the two Summery nail polishes I chose to review from LoveLula.com this month. I love a good red or orange nail polish and Rocha offers both colours in one bottle! The nail polish stayed put for a good week and it will look great with a tan on holiday!

Wendy by Zoya is described as a juicy summer melon, deep enough to flatter a tan but bright enough to stand out. Unfortunately I couldn't get on with this shade, I feel it's a little too peachy for me. It also took a few coats to get the shade streak less and for me it ended up going sticky because of this. Luckily it was simple and easy enough to remove wth my current remover.


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sukin Hydrating, Oil Balancing Anti-Pollution Facial Masques & Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque - Review*


 'Skincare that doesn't cost the earth...'

Sukin continue to maintain a strong stance on the environment and sustainability and have been certified as 100% carbon neutral, cruelty free, and vegan for many years now, with all formulations being biodegradable.

Sukin's Hydrating Facial Masque is rich in Mango Seed Butter and has a blend of Avocado, Olive Fruit and Jojoba Oils to nourish and provide intense moisture to the skin. Enzymes of Papaya and Pineapple nourish the complexion and impart fruit acids and vitamins into the skin to encourage a smooth and healthy glow. This mask was kindly sent to me from Fluorescent PR. The mask itself is like a thick moisturiser so it doesn't dry hard on the skin. I like using this mask when my skin's feeling a little drier than usual as it's great for putting the moisture back into my skin.

Sukin's Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque is a clay based Masque containing Kale, Goji Berry and Bentonite and is enriched with vitamins and antioxidants to detox, brighten the complexion and minimise the appearance of fine lines. The Avocado, Baobab and Rosehip Oils promote an even skin tone through intensive hydration properties. And the skin is then replenished, contributing towards maintaining youthful, glowing skin. I chose this mask to review from LoveLula.com as I love a hard drying clay mask and I this one really caught my eye. After using the mask my skin is left with a healthy glow and the visible appearance of my pores are also being reduced of over time.

Sukin's Oil Balancing Anti-Pollution Facial Masque is a Bamboo Charcoal, Rooibos Tea and Willowherb target impurities to keep pores clear. Bilberry, White tea and Pomegranate impart antioxidants for a healthy glow, while Quince aids in limiting shine and reducing the visible appearance of pores. Skin is then left moisturised and nourished by the Avocado, Coconut and Rosehip Oils. I was also kindly sent this mask from Fluorescent PR. This is another hard drying mask and I love using this one when my skin needs a little TLC due to spots or excess oil!


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.