Thursday, 12 July 2018

L’Occitane Delightful Body Balm


The Almond collection from L’Occitane is one of my all-time favourite collections across all brands.

I adore its soft, sweet, sensual, aromatic fragrance that instantly helps to relax and unwind my tired body and mind.




You can imagine then how thrilled I was to see that they have recently launched a new Delightful Body Balm within the Almond family.

This decadent and rich balm is perfect for dry, dehydrated skin thanks to its incredible nourishing properties yet is not at all greasy.




Housed within a chic, mint green tin this balm has been formulated with a blend of almond butter and almond oil from Provence.

It melts onto your skin, offering instant comfort and nourishment to your skin while its soft, delicious scent envelopes your senses.




Despite its name, I’d say the balm is actually more of a body butter in texture. Rich and luxurious in texture it literally glides onto your skin, leaving behind its familiar aroma.

The soft cream is quickly absorbed, leaving your skin feeling pampered and gorgeous without a hint of greasiness.




Its not just me that gives it a big thumbs up though, in a satisfaction test of 34 women after 4 weeks 100% said that their skin felt nourished, supple, ultra soft and comfortable.

If you’re skin requires a little more TLC than just a body lotion then this aptly named Delightful Body Balm is the product for you.




L’Occitane’s Delightful Body Balm is available now and costs £26 for 100ml.
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Elemis Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm


Elemis are supporting Breast Cancer Care for the 18th year running and this year have launched a Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm.

This exquisite balm has been formulated with rare extracts from various roses around the world including English Rose.


Rose and Mimosa waxes are infused with Elderberry, Starflower, Optimega oils and Padina Pavonica to create a deep cleansing balm that dissolves make up, grime and pollutants to leave skin feeling nourished, soothed and glowing.

The packaging design has been created as the result of a collaboration with iconic British fashion house Lily & Lionel (you can see another example of their collaboration HERE) and regardless of how many items of the balm they sell Elemis will donate £25,000 to Breast Cancer Care.

How freakin awesome is that!


The balm costs £68 and you can opt in to donate an additional £1 at point of purchase online. 

I adore this brand and it’s a fantastic charity to support so lets get behind them and know that while you are treating yourself or a loved one, you are also helping support a wonderful charity too.
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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Clarins Limited Edition Summer Bronzing Compact


I love a Clarins bronzer and one of the launches from their summer limited edition collection is a VERY gorgeous bronzer indeed!

This year’s summer sunkissed make-up collection features products adorned in a range of fabulous motifs such as flamingos, palm trees and a palette of bright colours inspired by Miami’s sun drenched beaches.




Think tanned skin, turquoise eyeliners and vibrant pink lips. It’s a strong look.

I have fallen head over heels in love with this year’s GORGOEUS Limited Edition Bronzing Compact (£31) and once you’ve seen my photos I’m pretty sure you’ll be in love too!




This generously sized, caramel compact case is decorated with pink flamingos and palms- a colourful, fun design that evokes images of tropical summer days!

Open the case to reveal an equally fabulous palette within! This maxi-size bronzer contains a harmony of three different matte bronze shades which have been designed to compliment and flatter all skin tones.




There’s a light-mid bronze, a mid bronze and a deeper bronze, all of which have been embossed beautifully with the image of a lone flamingo and more palms.

I love powders that have been embossed as they look so stunning but it also makes me reluctant to use the palette as I don’t want to spoil the pretty picture!




The three shades can be used individually or swished together to create a variety of bespoke looks depending on your desired overall appearance.

The soft, silky powder is super finely milled without a hint of shimmer which I LOVE as I’m all about matte bronzers.




The formula itself contains Clarins’ Anti-Pollution Complex, Light Optimising+ Complex and Micropatch Vegetal which help to look after your complexion and maintain your skin’s natural hydration.

Its bloody brilliant if you ask me- a bronzer that not only boosts your luminosity and cares for your skin but also effortlessly allows you to create a beautiful, sun kissed look. 




I haven’t even had a chance yet to mention its glorious, luxurious and soft scent which is just another element to this product that I adore. It smells lush!

Clarins’ Limited Edition Bronzing Compact is available now and costs £31.
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