Sunday, 12 March 2017

Botanicals Lemongrass & Tea Tree Foot Scrub - Review*

Scrub a dub dub!

Quintessentially English, Botanicals Organic Skincare contains the best quality, sustainable, certified organic and natural ingredients to promote both personal and environmental health and wellbeing. All products are made fresh in small batches to preserve their active botanical properties, and processing methods ensure that the active nutrient (vital life force) of the plant isn't destroyed by heat or over-processing. Botanicals is one of the pioneers of British made certified organic skincare, and one of the first brands to have an entire range of products certified by the Soil Association. Botanicals has dedicated the last ten years to researching, developing and producing their range of totally natural and organic skin care products, winning both consumer praise and industry awards, culminating this year in Botanicals winning Best Brand in the FreeFrom Skincare Awards.

Botanicals revitalising natural scrub exfoliates dead skin cells, whilst softening hard, dry skin on the feet. Made with Himalayan mineral crystal, Dead Sea salt and skin softening shea butter.

When looking for a replacement to my previous foot scrub I came across this Lemongrass & Tea Tree scented one by Botanicals from LoveLula. As soon as I saw the scent of the product I was really interested as I thought it would smell very refreshing. I was correct about the scent and I really like it as it's perfect for a foot product. To use the scrub all you need to do is take a little from the jar and mix it with some water. Then simply rub and work the scrub into your feet making sure you focus on any dry areas. I like to use the foot scrub whilst I'm in the shower as it's easier to wash off afterwards. I find that my feet were left feeling very soft and smooth after using the scrub on them. And even though the scrub is pleasant to use, I still feel the need to scrub my feet with a foot file to remove any excess skin.

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

Thursday, 2 March 2017

LUSH Grease Lightining Spot Treatment - Review

Grease Lightning, go Grease Lightning!

Grease Lightning is a powerful combination of ingredients that will nip any breakouts in the bud without upsetting the skin around them. We use an infusion of antibacterial and antiseptic rosemary, thyme and tea tree, as well as antioxidant-rich grape juice and witch hazel, which is astringent and anti-inflammatory and is said to soothe redness. This product is ideally applied when you feel a spot is about to erupt - prevention is better than cure.

Grease Lightning is a thick gel like consistency that can be used to directly banish spots. I personally found that the gel had reduced the redness of my spots after it had been left on overnight. I prefer using the product during the night because once applied you're left with a shiny film over said spot. The main downside to this product though is its pump. I prefer putting the gel directly onto my spots, this means I only require a small amount of the product each time when using it. The pump tends to give you more product to work with as you can't easily control how much comes out of it. 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Maggie Anne Strawberry & Grape Nail Polish Remover & Maggie Anne Nail Polish in Colours Pearl & Ruby - Review*

Maggie Anne is a six toxin free gel effect nail polish are ultra glossy, high shine, with a sensational gel like finish. All Maggie Anne gel effect polishes are not only made without the three common chemicals found in nail polishes (Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde), but also without three other very dangerous chemicals (Formaldehyde Resin ,Camphor and THTP). The company also offer three amazing fragrances of Acetone-Free nail polish removers.

Maggie Anne's Strawberry & Grape Nail Polish Remover is an Acetone-free product enriched with vitamin E and Argan Oil. With scents of a sweet fresh-picked and sugared strawberry with hints of grape. An aroma with undertones of grape, this is a sweet, less tart strawberry scent. The perfect summer aroma. Maggie Anne's nail polish in Ruby is the ultimate sophisticated bright red. And Pearl is an intense black cream, a timeless classic black for all occasions.

Red and black are both timeless colours when it comes to nail polishes. Both Ruby and Pearl went on nicely with just few strokes to fully cover one nail and only one layer of the polish was needed. The gel effect polish is said to last 5-7 days with two coats of colour and a Special Gel Topcoat. And I can confirm that even without the Special Gel Topcoat, both nail polishes lasted a good few days before chipping. Sadly the Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover seemed to leave my nails feeling very dry, almost like the top layer had come off. I rubbed mosituriser into my nails afterwards to help with the dryness. It also took me a few cotton pads to fully remove the nail polishes and the stains from them. 

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

Monday, 20 February 2017

Laidbare Smooth As a Peach Cellulite Buster - Review*

Smooth as a peach

The Laidbare regime has been developed free from harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients, to ultimately keep your skin healthy and looking as young and fresh as possible! ‘Less is more’ - the Laidbare range, is simple, yet delivers super active, multi-tasking results, saving time and money!

Relax and take away the effort of going to the gym by toning your dimples at home! Catappa Leaf Extract firms, tightens and tones skin tissues. Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, assists in skin brightening, works as an antiseptic, and balances the skin's appearance. Caffeine a must for cellulite treatment, can help take away fat from the body, reducing those annoying little dimples. And Chlorella Vulagaris significantly reduces the appearance of stretch marks.

Now I tend use a body oil for my stretch marks, but since I was running low on my current oil I thought I'd give something new a try. I came across this Smooth As a Peach Cellulite Buster by Laidbare on Love LuLa and thought it was worth a try. The ingredient Chlorella Vulgaris is said to significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks which is what I was looking for, so the product sounded like a great match. The product itself smells sweet and has the consistency of a gel and cream mixed together. It's easy to apply, rub in and just a little of the product managed to cover a good amount of my skin in one go. I found that my skin was left feeling very soft afterwards, even throughout the day. And although I haven't noticed any visible effects yet, with daily use I'm hoping to see an improvement in my stretch marks.

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

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Indemne GIMME CLEAR! Unexpected Lotion For Acne - Review*

Indemne is an organic skincare brand from the south of France, and a dermo-cosmetic natural skincare only composed with essential oils and vegetable oils for atopic, sensitive, irritated or "capricious" skin. Indemne also propose the first ready to use essential oils products.

GIMME CLEAR! is a natural lotion to fight skin blemishes and resorb excess sebum. This lotion is composed with essential oils like Lemon, Carrot seeds, Cinnamon bark, and green Oregano. All the ingredients are carefully chosen for their vertues, purifying, healing and ultra protective.

When I first came across this French product on, I had high hopes for it. Unfortunately there's two downsides to this lotion for me. Firstly I didn't realise that the product is oil based, which is mostly my fault for not researching it properly. I know it's said that facial oils can help oily skin, but I haven't found this to be correct as of yet. And secondly it's stated to apply a few drops of the oil with your fingers, sadly the spray pump didn't help with this instruction at all. The product seems to go everywhere and you end up using more of the product than intended. So instead of a spray pump I personally think a pipette would be better suited for the bottle. I may have not enjoyed using this product, but hopefully you'll have better luck with it then I have!

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