Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil



I know I know, we’ve not even had Christmas yet but this Feb 2015 launch is so fabulous that you need to hear about it now!

As you will probably know, Clarins face and body treatment oils lay at the heart of the brand thanks to their potent plant extracts which help to rebalance the skin while their aromas create a unique, therapeutic experience.

Retaining these intrinsic brand values is the fabulous new Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil.




Yes you read correctly, a lip oil!

This unique, modern product is designed to comfort and moisturise your lips without oiliness or stickiness.

Packed full of rich active plant ingredients such as hazelnut oil, Mirabelle and organic jojoba oils, the formula is preservative free and thanks to the pure plant oils, they possess their own aromatic properties so you won’t find any synthetic fragrances here.




There will be two shades available, 01 Honey, which I tried, and 02 Raspberry, which will be available online only.

Given the name of the product I expected the texture to be light like an oil but in fact it was much thicker, more like a gloss.
 



When applied, I would say that the oil felt more like a gloss, but to my delight didn’t have any of the gloopy, stickiness you would get with a gloss.

The texture is rich, thick and super nourishing, leaving my lips feeling soft and protected against the elements.




It has a very delicate, pleasant scent of honey and while it appears to be a beautiful shade of gold in the bottle, when applied it’s actually transparent.

I Love this product! It lasts longer than a lip balm, possesses all the shine of a gloss but without the stickiness and leaves my lips looking and feeling soft and beautiful!


It’s the perfect product to add a hint of shine to a coloured lip or to use alone as a luxury treatment.


Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil will be available from February 2015 and will cost £18.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Soap and Glory Limited Edition Next Big Thing GIVEAWAY!


Last Friday at 7am I was visiting the Boots website to grab the hugely popular Limited Edition The Next Big Thing Soap & Glory Gift set.

Containing £79 worth of their fabulous products, I managed to get this beauty before the online design sold out.

But I didn’t buy this for a family member or friend for Christmas.





I didn’t buy it for myself.

I bought it for you.

I bought it for one of my readers, to say thank you for all of your support this past year.

Since having my son I don’t get the time to write or post as much as I’d like,  so I’m truly thankful for your continued support, it’s really important to me.






I’d love to be able to thank all of you personally with a little gift and actually I might do a few flash giveaways in the next week or so before Crimbo, but for now, I give you this.

The Soap and Glory Limited Edition Next Big Thing Box is designed by Hattie Stewart and the gift contains;







THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™ Body Butter 300ml

HAND DREAM™ Super Cream 100ml

ORANGEASM™ Body Wash 500ml

BUTTER YOURSELF™ Moisture Lotion 500ml

HEEL GENIUS™ Foot Cream 125ml

SUGAR CRUSH™ Body Scrub 300ml

WHIPPED CLEAN™ Shower Butter 250ml

SEXY MOTHER PUCKER™ Lip Lacquer in Charm Offensive 7ml

THICK & FAST™ Super Volume Mascara 10ml

OFF YOUR FACE™ 3 in 1 Daily Purifying Cloths (25 cloths)

A BONUS DRAWSTRING BAG                          

To enter, simply fill in the Rafflecopter form below.

Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart, good luck to all of you and keep an eye out on my Twitter Page for the forthcoming flash giveaways! xx



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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Korres Party Survival Kit



One of the best things about Christmas and the festive season are the endless parties!

There’s always something going on and lets face it, who want’s to miss out on a giggle!

The downside of all this partying is the effect it can have on not just your bank balance, but on your skin and body.



Its never good to burn the candle at both ends so sometimes, you need to treat yourself and your body before you get all dolled up and get on it for the 5th night out in a row!

Korres has just what all you party animals need in its Party Survival Kit.



This best selling kit has been developed for those of us with an active social life and contains everything you’ll need after a big night out.

Within this kit you’ll find miniatures of the following;



Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturising & Brightening Cream SPF6

White Tea Fluid Gel Cleanser

Aloe & Dittany Shampoo

Guava Shower Gel

Basil Lemon Body Milk






The Basil body milk is my fave and smells amazing! Its a delicate, fresh scent that’ll revive your tired body and muggy head!

The Korres Party Survival Kit costs £19.00 and is available to buy online from www.Debenhams.com.




If you’re all set for a wild party season why not enter my giveaway to win one of these kits for yourself!
Fill in the Rafflecopter form, keep your fingers crossed and one could be yours!

Call it an early Christmas Pressie from me!

Sarah x

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Balance Me Moisture Rich Face Cream

Even my oily skin sometimes needs a little extra help when the weather turns, the nights draw in and its blinking freezing outside!

Bracing cold winds and warm central heating cause havoc with my skin and sometimes it is just desperate for an extra special moisturiser.




Balance Me’s Moisture rich face cream is currently mine, and my face’s favourite winter moisturiser.

This rich cream doesn’t just help to nourish and heal my dry, sensitive skin but it also helps to minimise the signs of ageing thanks to its hi-tech natural actives and extracts.






The cream provides a protective layer to shield your skin from the bashing it gets in winter while the powerful anti oxidant ingredients help to improve elasticity and shea butter, camellia, rosehip and kukui nut oil help to deeply nourish your skin.

It's also 99% natural.

The cream is rich, thick but not at all greasy. A little goes a long way and even on my skin it was absorbed quickly, leaving my skin feeling wonderfully soft.






It has a beautiful, gentle fragrance and unlike many other rich moisturisers, didn’t make my break out in spots, which is always my biggest concern with moisturisers.

7 days after I started using it my skin felt much softer and dare I say, ‘repaired’.






I’m definitely going to carry on using this through winter to ensure my skin is looked after.

Balance Me’s Moisture Rich Face Cream costs £15 for 25ml and is available now from their website.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Vaseline Limited Edition Queen Bee Lip Therapy



I love Vaseline and Their Lip Therapy tins are one of my must have beauty staples. I literally have a tin everywhere; in my handbag, bed side table, in my coat, dressing gown, you get the picture.

Given my love for this product you can imagine how excited I get when they launch limited edition versions. Until now, Creme Brûlée has reigned as my all time fave, but it's just been knocked off the top spot.




Queen Bee is the fourth Limited Edition Lip Therapy from Vaseline.

It not only heals and cares for dry lips, but it will also bring out the Queen Bee in you!

This Honeylicious lip therapy contains all the goodness you’d find in an original lip therapy but with a gorgeously delicate hint of honey.




To celebrate this gorgeous little lovely I was asked to create my very own personalised bee design.

I was sent a Queen Bee stencil and customisation kit and left to my own creative devices to create what I think I might look like as a Queen Bee!




Now let me be clear, I’ve not indulged in any arts and crafts for YEARS so my creation is far from perfect.

To illustrate this point, my husband kindly pointed this out to me by saying ‘did you mean to colour outside the line?’ ....


Work in progress!

 
YES I did not thank you husband!

That said I’m pretty proud of my attempt!




My Queen Bee is the epitome of regal royalty with a large dose of glamour thanks to her sparkly crown adorned with black jewels, but it’s not just her bling that sparkles!





No-one can dull my Queen Bee’s shine thanks to her glittery, lilac and gold wings and black and gold stripes. She’s earned those!

Thick black lashes make her blue eyes pop and are guaranteed to cause a flutter among her hive!





I’ve decided to name my Queen Bee, Queen Bee Fabulicious (obviously!)

Vaseline’s Limited Edition Queen Bee Lip Therapy is available now from Boots and Tesco and costs £3.99.