Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Maggie Anne Nail Polish in Colours Ava & Jessy - Review*

'Bright like the sun.'

Maggie Anne is a six toxin free gel-effect nail polish which is ultra glossy and has a 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.

Ava is an uplifting and rejuvenating shade. A warm and inviting colour, it is both physically and mentally stimulating, so it gets people thinking and talking! Orange symbolises energy, vitality, cheer, excitement, adventure, warmth, and good health. And Jessy is an ultra bright, sunny and cheerful lemon-like yellow. It's the perfect companion for your holidays so your toes will dazzle in the sand. 

Both of these colours remind me so much of Summer, I love how bright and vibrant they are! These gel effect polishes should last five to seven days with two coats of colour and a special gel topcoat. When applying the polish make sure you also brush slightly under the tip of the nail to prevent premature tip wear. I applied both polishes without the special gel topcoat and they seemed to last a good five days on my toenails and around three days on my fingernails. I really like the big flat brush you apply with as this makes it easier to apply the polish. And I'm a fan of the bottle design as they remind me of the Chanel nail polishes, which I find quite classy. I'm really interested to try many more colours from the Maggie Anne Nail Polish range!

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

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Incognito Anti-Mosquito Insect Repellent & Vie Healthcare After Bite Roll-On* - Review

Spray those bugs away!
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For those of you who haven't been on your Summer holiday yet, or for those who have something booked for next year, I bring you two things you mustn't forget to pack and take with you! After being contacted by Rebecca Alder (who works with Vie Healthcare), I was kindly sent the After Bite Roll-On to review on here. I ended up buying the Incognito Anti-Mosquito Insect Repellent myself as I'm going away soon and thought it would come in handy. Both brands also have a good variety of different products that are always best to keep in mind when going on holiday. 

Incognito Anti-Mosquito Insect Repellent

All Incognito manufactured products, including our spray are certified as 100% natural. They are all completely free of any Deet, Paraban, GMO, SLS’s and are not tested or derived from any animal, which is why the spray is registered with the Vegan Society and carries the logo on every bottle. And because Incognito is just as strong as any other Deet based product, it can be used by all the family including young babies. The repellent provides excellent protection against insects, including all mosquitoes, ticks, sand flies, wasps, fleas, bees, midges and gnats etc. And because of further research, funded by the Gates Malarial Partnership and published in the British Medical Journal, our active ingredient is clinically proven to protect against malaria when used in conjunction with an impregnated mosquito net. Incognito Mosquito Repellent is also biodegradable and will not harm any animals. 

Most insect repellents I've come across seem to have quite a strong and non pleasant smell, but because this one is all natural all it smells of is lemons which is actually really nice. I found the product itself to be non-sticky when applied which is always a bonus when being in the heat and it seemed to keep any bugs that were lurking around, away!

Vie Healthcare After Bite Roll-On

Already bitten? Roll away the itch with Vie Healthcare’s After Bite Roll-On. All natural and ammonia-free, this extra gentle roll-on formulation is suitable for the most sensitive of skins, including babies. Active ingredients include aloe vera, chamomile, calendula and mallow. Simply roll over the affected area for immediate relief of bites and itchiness. Both the repellent spray and after bite roll-on come in handy travel sizes, well within the restrictions for hand luggage, and ideal for squeezing into your beach bag or handbag. Vie Mosquito Roll on is one the most effective ways of protecting yourself from biting insects.

Like I said about the insect repellent this after bite roll-on also has a lovely scent, but the smell of this is much more floral which I find very pleasant. I love the product design of this as the roller ball is so easy to use and it's so small so you can take it anywhere with you. 


One of these products was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

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

Be sincere to your skin.

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 Tahiti 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. 

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