Saturday, 31 March 2018

Kure Bazaar 3-Way Nail Buffer Block - Review*

'Buff away!'

Kure Bazaar's 3 Way-Buffer Block is a combination file and buffer, that is designed to shape and smooth nails - remove ridges, imperfections and discolourations - prevent the nails from splitting and tearing - gives nails a beautiful, natural shiny finish Ideal for creating a smooth base for long lasting nail polish. Or use alone to make your nails look naturally fresh and shiny without the need for nail polish.

Step 1: Use the black coarse side to shape nails. Always file from the edge of the nail to the centre, using long smooth strokes. 
Step 2: Use the green soft side to smooth ridges on the surface of the nail. 
Step 3: Use the white side to create and maintain a finer, high gloss finish. Repeat every few days to maintain a natural shine.

I've used nail buffers in the past, so long ago that I'd forgotten how good these little blocks actually are! This particular one is by Kure Bazaar, a brand which I've only just come across on Along with their lovely looking nail colours, I came across the 3-Way Nail Buffer Block which brought back memories of how good buffer blocks are. Beforehand, I was using clear nail varnishes to make my nails shiny, but now that I have this little accessory I no longer need to! It's really quite simple to use and I've been using it once a week ever since. It's really made a difference to the appearance of my nails that are now super smooth and soft! 

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

Friday, 30 March 2018

Nailberry L’Oxygéné Oxygenated Nail Lacquer in Shade Black Berry - Review*

The colours have been carefully chosen to compose six classic collections: The Berries, The French, The Must, The Blues, The Neutrals and The Fall/Winter. Choosing a nail polish isn’t so simple. Depending on your mood, your outfit and the season you will vary from time to time the colour of your nails. It is an accessory as much as jewellery, handbags and shoes can be. With our full range, you will find all the colours a woman would ever need.

Explore L’Oxygéné, Nailberry's luxury breathable nail polish. The innovative lacquer contains a breakthrough formulation that allows air and moisture to pass through the polish resulting in healthier nails. Free from Formaldehyde, Toluene, Camphor, DPB or Formaldehyde Resin, it is suitable for pregnant women, children and most allergy sufferers. Vegan and cruelty-free, it provides long-lasting, salon quality finish without compromise.

I've been on the hunt for the perfect black nail varnish for quite some time now. My hunt was finally over when I came across Nailberry's Black Berry L’Oxygéné Oxygenated Nail Lacquer on Firstly, I'm really liking the simple yet classy looking bottle and long brush that the bottle provides. One coat of the product is enough, this amazes me as I've usually needed two or three with other black nail varnishes. Black Berry is a lovely dark black and I find it great for any occasion. The nail varnish seemed to last me a week which is pretty good for a dark shade! I'm really looking forward to trying out more shades by Nailberry in the future.

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

Monday, 19 March 2018

Narynda Skincare Night Cream - Review*

'Wake up to happy skin with a soft, healthy glow!'

Our natural range consists of eight products. Each product is carefully formulated using the highest quality ingredients giving its unique effect on the skin with a blend of natural oils, butter and waxes. We use a base of oat extracts for their healing, soothing and moisturising properties, combined with a variety of oils, fruit extracts, butter and waxes. Together they promise to hydrate, rejuvenate and protect your skin for long-lasting benefits. All our ingredients are ethically sourced and are 100% natural. We carefully select only the purest raw materials so we can perfectly formulate them into our high-performance products. Our packaging is also sourced with the environment in mind and can be recycled. We stay away from harsh chemicals, alcohols and fragrances as they can irritate your skin.

A soothing, rich cream packed with healing oat oils and antioxidants to repair and re-energise skin overnight - it works while you sleep. This Night Cream has a high concentration of oat extracts and olive waxes that deeply hydrate the skin by adding intense moisture, whilst still being light so it doesn’t block pores. The oat oils lock in moisture and keep the skin plump by promoting a natural production of collagen whilst also accelerating the skin’s natural healing process. The blend of oat extracts works together as anti-inflammatories to soothe the skin so it can quickly calm irritations and repair itself giving you a healthier complexion. The deeply hydrating Hyaluronic Acid is essential for cell renewal, which boosts the skin’s elasticity. We have also added flower extracts to give your skin an extra boost as they help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by repairing cells. These blends work all night so your skin is still hydrated in the morning. 

I was on the hunt for a new anti-aging facial cream to work its magic on me during the night. Now, have quite a few different anti-aging night creams. This Narynda Skincare Night Cream caught my eye as the cream is said to be suitable for all skin types and is ideal for dry, combination or problem skin that is irritated, damaged or unbalanced. In general, I tend to find anti-aging creams quite thick which isn't great for my oily skin. So when I read that this one is suitable for all skin types including combination I wanted to give it a go. Firstly, I really like the product's packaging it's simple yet it still manages to look very high-end. The first thing I do with a new product is check out the scent and to me, this cream has a very fresh oaty scent to it which I like. Now, with the cream itself, I found out you only need to apply a small amount as a little goes a long way. After about a week of using the cream, I did notice a few spots appearing but I wasn't sure if it was due to how much of product I was applying. Since then I've been applying a little less of the cream then I was before and my skin seems to now be fine. I enjoy using this anti-aging night cream and I hope it's helping banish my future wrinkles!

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

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Stop The Water While Using Me! Moroccan Mint Lip Balm - Review*

Stop The Water While Using Me! is the first natural cosmetics series which combines beauty care and water saving. Active, effective and made from 100% natural ingredients that meet the highest standards of certified natural cosmetics. As such, the brand represents a daily reminder to protect this precious resource as well as attend to one’s own beauty. They use exclusively the best essences and oils that nature has to offer, primarily sourced from organic cultivation. And strictly forego any use of synthetic colour, fragrance and preservatives. All the products are free of silicones, parabens and mineral-based raw materials. Not only is the sustainability of the ingredients important to the company, but also the quality performance of the products. That is why they're constantly working on new, sustainable organic ingredients that have a great effect on skin or hair and are more than just “organic”.

The high Vitamin E content and the natural moisturising shea butter in this lip balm are a real treat for dry lips. It immediately soothes them and leaves them feeling wonderfully soft. The extract of gentle marigold provides extra moisture and has a calming and soothing effect on chapped lips. A combination of organic Buriti, Sesame, Jojoba and Apricot Kernel oils provides long-lasting nourishment. The fine hint of Moroccan Mint adds a pleasant touch of cool freshness. 

• Specially made for dry lips • Marigold provides a calming effect 
• A combination of oils provides long-lasting nourishment 

I'm a lover of lip balms and when I came across this Moroccan Mint Lip Balm by Stop The Water While Using Me on I was obviously interested in trying it out. I haven't used a tubed lip balm for years so this was a nice change. I really like the squeezy tube and shape of the nib as I feel that you can control how much product is coming out. The slanted nib makes application easy and it spreads the lip balm out nice and even. For me, the scent is much more citrusy than minty but it still smells lovely. I find that the lip balm stays on for a long time and that it soaks in well leaving a non-sticky looking gloss. 

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

Monday, 12 March 2018

PHB Ethical Beauty Mineral Eyebrow Powder in Brunette & Brow Define Brush - Review*

'Define those brows'

PHB Ethical Beauty is a pioneering family run business with a revolutionary multi-award winning range of UK handmade ethical beauty products which are all natural, vegan and halal certified. PHB give us ethically made products that are a safer choice for our health and for the environment. They're also raising awareness about ethical issues that arise in the cosmetics industry, such as the use of animal-derived ingredients, plastic microbeads and palm oil in cosmetics. All of PHB's products are free from alcohol, animal ingredients, harmful chemicals & allergens and they are strongly against animal testing.

Gentle and long lasting for naturally beautiful brows. Available in four shades PHB's Mineral Eyebrow Powders define and fill-in brows with natural-looking colour to highlight facial features and frame the eyes. They never smudge and provide incredible staying power. Made with the purest minerals that are kind to sensitive skin

• Free of Nanoparticles, parabens, Bismuth Oxychloride, Talc, Formaldehyde, mineral oils, fillers, gluten, fragrance, preservatives & GM ingredients. • Long lasting • Smudge proof • Water resistant & oil-free • Buildable colour • 100% natural- great for sensitive skin • Vegan, cruelty-free and Halal 

Small thin angled brush perfect for applying brow powder. Can also be used for eyeshadow. Our vegan Brow Define Brush is the perfect multi-function brush to fill in and define your eyebrows with ease. The perfect tool to use with PHB Pressed Mineral Brow Powder. This multi-purpose brush is also ideal for applying eyeshadow wet to create an eyeliner effect and achieve a sleek finish look. Great for creating different colour eyeliner.

• Vegan (no animal hairs)  • Cruelty-free  Gentle to Skin • Handmade • Sustainable Materials • Eco-friendly Soft Bristles • Halal Certified •

Every now and again I try to shade in my eyebrows and this time I came across the PHB Eyebrow Powder in Brunette to do the job along with their Brow Define Brush on Obviously, these two items go hand in hand and I find that they work really well together. The shade Brunette is better suited for dark blonde to medium brown brows and the only downside for me is that it's little too auburn for me. The brush is easy to use and blend with and is very precise when applying the eyebrow powder. I found that the product stayed on all day after a days work and didn't seem to smudge at all. 

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