Monday, 19 February 2018

The Body Shop Lip Juicers



I LOVE a cute Lip balm- let’s be honest, who doesn’t.

It will come as no surprise then to hear that I’m head over heels in love with The Body Shops new range of Lip Juicer Balms (£7 each).

These fabulous, compact and cute new additions are 100% vegan and scented with smoothie-inspired combinations, leaving a wonderfully fruity, mouth-watering experience!




Available in 5 gorgeous shades each juicer is enriched with Community Trade shea butter, marula oil and organic olive oil to deeply nourish, repair and protect your lips.

I have three of the five flavours; Kiwi, Kale & Watermelon, Acai, Blueberry & Dragon Fruit and Strawberry, Pomegranate & Aloe and it’s almost impossible to decide which Juicer I love the most!

I adore my kiwi, kale and watermelon as it possesses the most overwhelming scent of watermelon which is both refreshing and delicious!




Rich, thick and a pleasure to apply thanks to its easy glide-on applicator, it does a fab job of keeping my lips soft and nourishing and because it is so rich it lasts for ages without needing to apply it again.

Equally I’m a huge fan of my strawberry, pomegranate and aloe Juicer as this flavour imparts a delicate and pretty hint of colour within the balm.

Soft, subtle and natural I adore its delicate shade and am addicted to its sweet, fruity scent!




Lastly but by no means least is the Acai, Blueberry and Dragon Fruit Juicer which is more exotic flavoured than the other two, provides a more powerful pop of colour yet is equally addictive!

Soft and more subtle in scent it is a beautiful, rich and more highly pigmented balm which leaves your lips drenched in a soft, purple tone.




I really love these balms.

I love their cute and quirky design, vivid and bold colours, deliciously fruity scents and super hydrating qualities.




Trust me, you’ll struggle to just choose one as your favourite too!

The Body Shop’s Lip Juicer Balms are available now and cost £7 each.
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Dermalogica Calm Water Gel & Barrier Defense Booster



If like me, your sensitive skin can feel dry, dehydrated and in need of some serious TLC during the cold winter months then you’ll be very happy to meet Dermalogica’s two new hero products.

Allow me to introduce you to their Calm Water Gel and Barrier Defense Booster, both of which are housed within their Ultra Calming range.

Having sensitive skin no longer needs to be an issue when trying to tackle your skin concerns thanks to Dermalogica’s Ultra Calming range which has been designed specifically for sensitive skin.





The new Calm Water Gel (£44.50) is as beautiful and comforting as its name suggests.

This feather-light, weightless moisturiser effortlessly hydrates and nourishes your dry, sensitive skin.

It features a dual Hyaluronic Acid technology which allows it to work in different skin surface layers offering superior hydration and locking in moisture where it’s most needed. 




Elements of Apple Fruit Extract and Glycerin help to hydrate and soften your skin as well as preventing any additional dryness while Cactus Pear Extract helps to soothe sentitivity and imparts water-binding properties to help to support a healthy moisture balance.
  
Oh and plus, it smells beautiful. Think delicate, calm and relaxing lavender. Simply Bliss.




The texture of the product is that of a super lightweight gel and it is absorbed almost instantly into my skin leaving behind no trace other than soft, hydrated and refreshed skin.
 
It is a gorgeous product that is perfect for skin like mine, which is both sensitive and prone to being a tad oily. It is wonderfully light on your skin, leaves no oily residue and despite its lightweight texture, manages to sooth, calm and nourish even the driest areas of my skin.
The new Barrier Defense Booster (£69.50) has launched alongside this gel as while it is a product that can be used alone, it is also fabulous at enriching and complimenting your pre-existing moisturisers.




 This rich, concentrated oil has been created to soothe, nourish, moisturise and restore balance to your dry, sensitive skin.

It features a triple defence complex which nourishes your skin, relieves dryness and reinforces your skins barrier integrity against future irritation while Squalane locks in moisture and oat oil helps to combat sensitivity.

 The oil can be used in one of two ways; either prior to your moisturiser or it can be mixed with your moisturiser for those times when your skin need a little extra nourishment and boost.




Like the gel, the oil managed to be both rich and nourishing yet lightweight and non greasy.

It possesses the same soft, addictive and calming scent as the Calm Water Gel, making it the perfect partner for the gel for those of you who may find they need a little extra nourishment. 
 
I personally love using the Barrier Defense Booster oil of a night time as a special treat for my skin overnight.




I dispense 6-10 drops into the palm of my hand before rubbing my hands together and gently patting the oil over my face and neck.

Once it has been absorbed I pop my night cream on top and come morning my skin is feeling nourished, soft and looking beautiful.
 
It is a great little product for allowing you to customise your moisturiser depending on your skins needs as they change from day to day.




If you suffer from dry, sensitive skin I cannot recommend this duo more highly.

Dermalogica’s Calm Water Gel  and Barrier Defence Booster is available now from their website where they cost £44.50 and £69.50 respectively.
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Monday, 12 February 2018

Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm



Bobbi Brown have recently launched their Extra Glow Collection, a self declared “beauty dream team of products for creating fresh, glowing skin.”

Lets be honest, who doesn’t want glowly skin!

Nestled within this new range of gorgeous products is one of their best selling products, the iconic Illuminating Moisture Balm.




This fabulous balm has been updated and features an innovative new package and is now available in two skin flattering shades; Pink Glow and Golden Glow.

Designed to be used as a luminising moisturiser or even layered over your skincare, this skin boosting balm features pearl particles captured within a nourishing, hydrating balm to leave your skin looking and feeling beautiful from the inside out.




Skin looks instantly revived and beautiful thanks to the illuminating pearls as well as feeling plump and hydrated.

I opted to try the gorgeous new shade Pink Glow which I felt would better suit my pasty, pale, porcelain skin tone. (Darker skin tones would definitely benefit from trying Golden Glow).

Housed within a sleek and chic cylindrical tube with pump action dispenser, you are provided with just the right amount of produce for use with each pump.




Lightweight yet rich in texture and smelling absolutely divine (think delicately aromatic and relaxing) you can immediately see the way in which the balm catches the light, giving off a beautiful glow.

Soft and easily absorbed, the balm delicately melts into your skin leaving behind a subtle, ethereal glow which gives the illusion of instant radiance, so even if you only had a few hours sleep the night before, your skin won’t give you away!

I found that the subtle pink-hue help to lift my complexion even better than the original Bare Glow, and helped to impart a delicate hint of colour onto my tired skin!




I chose to use the balm as a replacement for my usual moisturiser as my oily/combination skin probably wouldn’t cope with the balm on top of a moisturiser but if your skin is on the dry side then I reckon you get away with using both.




While it may be subtle enough for every-day use you can also use the balm on your neck, shoulders and décolleté to highlight and illuminate for a gorgeous extra glow on a night out.

When I don’t feel like wearing make-up I still find myself using this balm because it really does help to boost your complexion and make you look more radiant.




Shame it doesn’t come in the bucket load really as I’d probably bathe in the stuff!

Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm is available now, is available in 3 stunning shades and costs £44.50 each.
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