Thursday, 26 April 2018

Norvell Venetian Sunless Colour Extender & Venetian Sunless Mist - Review*

'Sun, Sea & Tan'

The Venetian range by Norvell Tanning creates a deep, dark Mediterranean tan. With a unique blend of violet and brown-toned bronzers, you are guaranteed a flawless colour with no orange hues! The range consists of four products designed to give you your desired sunless colour. All Norvell Tanning products are cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, paraben and gluten-free.

Venetian Sunless Colour Extender
A rich moisturiser mixed with an effective amount of DHA, this buildable formula gradually develops intensity over multiple applications. Perfectly prolonging your Venetian tan.

Venetian Sunless Mist Aerosol Spray
If you prefer a tanning mist, this micro-fine sunless spray will give you the Paradise-ready deep, tan of your dreams in an instant. The violet and brown tone bronzers mean there's no need to worry about those pesky orange hues! 

I was kindly sent these two Venetian Sunless products from Norvell to help me get my body looking tanned before the bare arm and leg season starts. I really like the packaging of the products and both formulas actually smell quite nice, unlike most fake tanning products. I've actually never used fake tan in spray form before, I've only ever used it as a cream or lotion. I found out that spray form isn't really my sort of thing as I feel I need a professional spraying me to get an even looking tan. I do really like Norvell's Venetian Sunless Colour Extender though, I find fake tan lotions and creams a lot easier to use than sprays as they spread a lot better. The Colour Extender rubs in well and leaves my skin looking instantly tanned and golden. I can't wait to use this before I go on holiday later on this year!

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

Eviternity Skincare Activated Charcoal Deep Pore Cleanser Facial Peel-Off Mask - Review*

Reveal your natural appeal with our amazing UK made body & skincare products. Started from humble beginnings as a company dedicated to supplying the best face masks on the market - we have quickly grown to bring you a bigger range of better products. Our aim is to bring you only the best and most effective products at prices better than the old big brands, we pay extremely close attention to the ingredients we use, and the manufacturing processes we adapt to ensure we bring you superior products that keep you looking great! We care about the environment and source everything responsibly and we would never allow any products or ingredients which have been tested on animals to find there way into our products.

Our UK Made Activated Charcoal Face Peel with Tea Tree oil is formulated with Activated Charcoal to detoxify and deep clean pores, the Activated Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out trapped dirt deep within the pores. This invigorating Charcoal face mask draws out impurities and refines the appearance of pores for healthy-looking skin leaving your face looking and feeling revitalised. Helps Clear Blackheads, cleans pores, detoxifies skin and creates a glow. Made in the UK, vegan, cruelty-free & made from naturally derived ingredients.

I've been on the hunt for a vegan peel-off mask for years now, so my dreams came true when I came across this one! I actually came across Eviternity Skincare on a sponsored advert on Instagram. I never really trust these adverts but this time I did and I'm so glad that I did. I got in contact with Eviternity Skincare to find out some more information about the mask. They were super friendly and even agreed to send me a tube of their Activated Charcoal Deep Pore Cleanser Facial Peel-Off Mask in return for a blog review. I quickly received the mask which I tried right away. This mask is exactly what I've been looking and hoping for. It leaves my skin feeling super soft after use and I've actually witnessed blackheads being removed! Overall, I'm so happy with the results of this face mask that I actually bought a second tube.

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

Monday, 23 April 2018

The Mooncup Menstrual Cup, Four Years On - Review

Four years ago I nervously purchased my first ever Mooncup*. If you would like to read my first-time experience post just click here. I'll start by telling you some basic information about the cup... The Mooncup is a reusable menstrual cup that will last you years and years. It's made of soft medical grade silicone and sits a lot lower than a usual tampon. While a tampon absorbs your period (and everything else), the Mooncup just collects it and nothing else. The Mooncup is also said to collect three times as much than a tampon does! And because the Mooncup is reusable, you only need one of them, so whilst you're saving money, you're also saving the environment. If you'd like to find out anything else including what size to buy or how to clean you Mooncup then please visit my previous Mooncup post.

After four years of using my Mooncup, I'm still loving it over tampons and pads! When I first tried it I was quite worried about using it in public, but now I'm quite happy and very comfortable to go out with it! With my experience, I've found the cup very easy to use once I got used to it a few times and now I don't find it as scary as I used to. Since using my Mooncup I've realised just how much waste I'm personally preventing compared to using tampons and pads. I honestly really recommend the Mooncup. And even if you're a bit scared to try it just go for it, you won't look back I promise!

SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in Poppy - Review*

'Enlighten yourself. Be a SpaRitualist. Because we all deserve to live the good life.'

Dedicated to the spa tradition, SpaRitual is committed to creating eco-friendly products and packaging perfectly crafted for the enlightened consumer. We use Vegan ingredients from around the world, including many specially sourced and selected plant essences that are wildcrafted or organic. The formulations are naturally coloured and free of synthetic dyes. SpaRitual is constantly monitoring sustainability issues and strives to be on the cutting edge of environmental awareness. 

Vegan formulation free from DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.

I've been wanting to try SpaRitual's Nail Lacquer in Poppy since going cruelty-free and vegan nearly three years ago! I came across the nail lacquer over on this month and instantly added it to my shopping basket. The shade is definitely as bright as it looks in my photos, it's my perfect orange red. The nail lacquer goes on really easily and is also easy to remove with the brands nail polish remover. I personally found that two coats of Poppy is needed to get full coverage of the colour. I also really like the rubber handle which I find easy to keep a hold of when applying the product. I can't wait to wear this shade when I have a Summer tan!

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

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Chamomile Eye Shadow Palette in Beautiful - Review*

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics is an Australian natural makeup brand with Mexican heritage that prides itself on producing the highest quality, toxin-free, healthy and easy-to-use makeup. Founded in 2004 by Ere Perez, a Mexican-born natural therapist who has lived in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for many years, Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics is an independent brand of toxin-free makeup, made from high-quality GMO-free and certified Cruelty Free ingredients.

Eyeshadow palette featuring 6 unique shades to take you from day to night. Made with calming ingredients including chamomile for sensitive eyes, which may help reduce inflammation and soothe the delicate skin of the eye area. This palette has 3 matte base shades and 3 shimmer shades for a touch of shine. Neutral, complimentary colours to suit all complexions. Best applied with our must-have eco-vegan eye brushes. Your eyes are important, give them the natural best!

I decided to venture into some slightly different coloured eye shadows compared to my usual blacks and greys. And I must say, I've quite enjoyed experimenting with Ere Perez's Chamomile Eye Shadow Palette in Beautiful from this month. I love the look of the white packaging and the palette itself is light and easy to travel with. I found these shadows a little creamier than my current ones so it took me a little longer to create the look that I was trying to achieve. In the end I was happy with my golden results. I soon realised that I've never had so much glitter on my eyelids, I loved it. I also really love that the palette is refillable, the shadows just pop out when you need to replace them with new ones! Overall I'm super happy with this Ere Perez Palette, I find the shadows a great shade for a night out.

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

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Inika Certified Organic Cream Illuminisor Highlighter in Gold - Review*

'Shine bright like a diamond.'

Made with the finest, most gentle natural ingredients, INIKA products have become a saving grace for people who struggle with allergies and sensitivities to other cosmetics. Made in Australia, the range offers outstanding performance, unquestionable quality and a stylish product selection with the most glamorous results. Available in colours and finishes not seen before in natural makeup. Products are easy to wear, kind to skin and remain clear on your conscience. The multi-award winning range includes best-selling mineral foundations and concealers, mineral eye shadows and mascaras, professional brushes and creamy lipsticks. The products are becoming must-haves even for those without sensitive skin as the quality, range and finish easily rival the most high-end, chemical alternatives.

Create a highlighted look that is so dewy that it appears as if it’s lit from within. With a creamy formula that blends easily across the high planes of the face, this illuminisor is buildable for a natural glow through to an ethereal highlight. Made with Certifed Organic Coconut Oil (nourishing), Certifed Organic Cocoa Butter (rich in healthy fatty acids), Carnauba Wax (softening) and Candelilla Wax (high in nutrients) and further enriched by Certified Organic Argan Oil (ultra-moisturising) and Vitamin E (anti-oxidant). Gold: The perfect illuminator for all skin tones.

I must confess, I've never owned or tried a highlighter... I don't wear foundation or anything like that but I was on the hunt for something to make my skin shine. I came across this Inika Certified Organic Cream Illuminisor Highlighter on I ended up going with the shade Gold, and I'm so glad that I did as for me, it's perfect. Inika always get me with their packaging, simple yet very classy looking. I find the product itself to be a creamy formula which is easy to apply with my fingers, it also blends into the skin very nicely. I personally love using this highlighter for a little extra something when getting ready for a night out.

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