Friday, 24 October 2014

Urban Decay Naked Vault



Wow. Say hello to Urban Decay’s mahoosive new offering, Naked Vault.


Featuring a dozen of their most coveted Naked Products, including all thee of their best selling Naked Palettes, this limited edition Vault ill set you back an eye watering £180.


Expensive eh? BUT, if you were to buy all of the products separately you’d be paying an even more eye watering £255, so really, you’re saving money.



The set contains:


Naked , Naked 2 and Naked 3 Palettes along with the 3 co-ordinating 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencils. 


Naked Flushed:  Naked (medium pink), Native (light pink) or Streak (medium peach)
 

Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss: Nooner (a gorgeous light neutral nude), Rule34 (a beautiful brown-nude) or Streak (the perfect coral-peach).


For those of you with money to burn, this all-Naked limited edition will be available exclusively at www.selfridges.com from 1st November, but you can join the official wait list from October 24th.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Pearl Drops Pure White Whitening Treatment



I’d love to have celeb-perfect, straight, pearly white teeth. Wouldn’t we all.

In reality my teeth aren’t THAT bad. I used to wear a brace to they are relatively straight, I only have a few fillings and they aren’t hideously stained or yellow, but they aren’t quite as white or bright looking as I’d like.

I’ve only tried a few teeth whitening products, mainly because I’m terrified of looking like Ross from Friends when he gets his done but also because most of them don’t work, are a waste of money and because some of the products really hurt!

One, which I shant name, burned the hell out of my gums and my teeth were sensitive for weeks after. Not good.




I came across Pearl Drops Pure White Whitening Treatment when I read an article about it in a paper. It sounded good I thought, so I gave it a go.

In your kit you get a Brush on Brightening Serum, Brush on Activator Serum a Pure White tooth polish and a brush.

What I loved about this kit is how easy and more importantly, quick and faff free it is to use.

Brush your teeth then shake the brightening serum for several seconds and brush onto the front and top of your teeth, avoiding your tongue and lips. 




Leave for 30 seconds before shaking the Activator serum and applying onto your teeth. Again, wait 30 seconds but this time rinse with water and avoid eating or drinking for 20 minutes to allow the serums to work their magic!

After 20 mins brush your teeth with a pea sized amount of the tooth polish and you’re done! It’s as easy and simple as that.

The verdict: I’m pretty impressed actually. I loved how quick and easy it was to use and at no point did I experience any burning pain on my gums or sensitive teeth, but the best part was the fact that it actually worked.




I could notice a difference after only 3 days and by day 10 my teeth looked much whiter, far whiter than I would have expected them to to be honest.

I’m really chuffed with the results and so pleased to have finally found a teeth whitening kit that works, is a reasonable price, is easy to use and doesn’t leave you with loads of undesirable side effects!

Pearl Drops Pure White Whitening Treatment is available now from Boots for £24.99.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Earthzest Organic Beauty



I love discovering little known beauty brands, hidden gems in an industry which is so saturated it’s hard to know which brand to try and which are actually any good.


Earthzest Organics is one of those little known brands, in fact it’s a brand new brand which prides itself on using 100% organic, highly concentrated ingredients that are never diluted with water or cheap bulking agents.


Developed by the brands founder Jackie, Earthzest products use only the most luxurious natural ingredients to allow your skin to rebalance and both look and feel fantastic.





Jackie says; 


"Our approach to a healthy, glowing complexion is completely different. Instead of blinding you with science and clogging your pores with cheap chemicals, we take it back to basics and lavish our clients with all the wonderful fruits of the earth.  


Because our products are so pure, they are highly effective and perfect for everyone - even those suffering from acne, eczema and other sensitive skin conditions." 


I tried their Cleanser, Toner and Moisturiser for Oily and Combination skin.


The feed your face cleanser (£25) contains a blend of antibacterial plant oils, anti-oxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids to cleanse, clarify and gently rebalance oily and combination skin.



 

This cleanser is an oil containing Chamomile, Eucalyptus and Lavender oil so as you can imagine, it smells beautiful. You apply it by adding a small amount to a damp cotton wool pad and gently wiping your face in an upward, circular motion.


I found it a bit odd cleansing my skin this way, and I must confess I did use a face wipe to remove my make up first, but it was gentle and left my skin feeling soft and not at all dry.


I LOVED the toner (£20), which you spray onto a cotton wool pad to use. I adored the way it left my skin feeling so fresh and clean and I really enjoyed the fragrance which came through. 





Again, my skin didn’t feel dry or stripped, despite the toner containing oils such as Tea Tree and Witch Hazel which can be strong and too powerful for my skin.


I completed my routine with their Moisturising Serum (£29), which is in fact an oil.





A beautiful blend of Lavender, Tea Tree, Chamomile, Argan, and Ylang Ylang oil  (to name just a few) work together to create a powerfully nourishing, moisturising oil that doesn’t clog your skin and actually works to help clear blemishes.


The beautiful moisturising serum



You only need a tiny drop of the oil, a little goes a long way and just like the cleanser and toner, the fragrance that is released from it when applied to your face is just deliciously relaxing and natural.


I am a big fan of these Earthzest products and while i realise they aren’t the cheapest skincare products out there, if you want to feed your face with 100% organic, natural products with absolutely no chemicals or nasties, then these are worth every single penny. 


Check out the entire Earthzest Organics range from their website now.

YOU Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar 2014



It’s here it’s here!


For just £49.95 this beauty calendar contains over £240 worth of fabulous products from a range of fantastic premium brands!




This highly sought after calendar contains luxury items from industry greats including the likes of Laura Mercier, Liz Earle, Sisley, Molton Brownto name just a few! 




It is without a doubt one of my fave beauty calendars and in the past has introduced me to some great brands I might not otherwise have come across.




The YOU Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar is available now HERE.