Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal

La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal is the luminous new scent from Lancôme.

This beautiful, elegant new incarnation of the original radiates happiness and brightness, making it the perfect scent for spring.





The bottle has been transformed into a holographic vessel of light,with warm golden hues and iridescent wings.


It is so beautiful, it looks almost like a precious crystal, reflecting and refracting the light as it passes through it.





Lancôme refers to the bottle and perfume as a "halo of happiness" which I feel is so apt for this scent.


Categorised as a floral fragrance, it possesses a depth and richness which I feel "floral" is too simple a category to place it in.






Indeed it does features a plethora of beautiful, light floral notes but it also contains an enchanting array of soft, gourmand and sweet elements. 


La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal bursts onto the scene with sparkling top notes of mandarin, bergamot and spicy pink pepper oil.






At it heart is a floral, solar experience with jasmine sambac absolut, sunny coconut and radiant orange blossom.


It finishes with base notes of Iris concrete, soft Patchouli Bali Oil and sun kissed, sweet Madagascan Vanilla Bourbon.






Sumptuous and dazzling, it is an enchanting, radiant scent that lifts your spirits and empowers from within.


Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal is available now and costs £78 for 50ml. 








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Friday, 16 April 2021

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Lip Pop


My obsession with the fun and fruity brand Glow Recipe continues with the launch of their latest product, their Watermelon Glow Lip Pop (£19.50)

Allow me to introduce you to my lips new best friend.

This multi-tasking tube of pure pink joy is so much more than just a lip balm, lip scrub or lip colour.
It is in fact, all three.





God I love a multi-tasking product!

Watermelon Glow Lip Pop gently and effortlessly helps to exfoliate your lips, imparts a splash of intensely nourishing hydrating AND leaves a subtle pop of pink colour on your lips.

Do not mistake the simple, fuss free packaging as a reflection of a simplistic product because this is far from being a one dimensional balm.




This pretty pink product has been formulated (unsurprisingly given its name) with Watermelon Extract, known for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties which helps to hydrate and deliver vitamins to your skin.

Cold-pressed Watermelon Seed Oil and Vitamin E locks in moisture, ensuring lips are left feeling soft and supple all day long while edible AHA extracts derived from Hibiscus, Wild Pansy and Hawthorn gently smooth, soften, and hydrate your lips.

The exfoliating element of the lip pop comes in the form of Coconut Flower Sugar which gently exfoliates your lips to remove dry, dead skin while pampering and preventing further dryness and flaking.




It sounds fabulous, but how does it actually work and how can it be a rinse-free exfoliator, balm and tint all in one in?

Well, as you can see from the photos the balm contains tiny grains of the coconut sugar mentioned earlier. Upon application, you’ll notice the sensation of an extremely gently exfoliation as the grains get to work buffing away dry skin.

After application, rub your lips together and notice that the sugar grains have melted away, leaving behind a silky smooth, soft and hydrating balm.

Hence no need to rinse off!




Despite appearing clear on your lips after initial application, very quickly you’ll begin to notice the colour develop.

Formulated to adjust to the unique pH of your lips, you’ll be left with your very own personal pink tint!

Soft, silky and comfortable to wear, the balm hugs your lips without slipping, sliding or transferring horribly and leaves your lips feeling comfortable and looking beautifully plump and healthy.




Did I mention it smells like fresh, fruity and delicious watermelon?

Just when I think Glow Recipe couldn’t get any better they keep launching products that continue to blow my mind and expand my beauty fruit bowl!

Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Lip Pop is available now and costs £19.50.
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Thursday, 15 April 2021

Facetheory Glycolacsal Solution T4

Step up your toning regime with Facetheory's Glycolacsal Solution T4 (£14.99)

This alcohol free toner had been formulated with a potent triple action acid blend to gently yet effectively exfoliate and purify your skin without stripping it of essential oils or causing dryness and tightness.






This new launch is their first ever exfoliator to contain an impressive 8.5% glycolic acid alongside 1% salycilic and 0.5% lactic acid.


This impressive combination clarifies, brightens and evens out your complexion.


The trifecta of acids expedited cell turnover, revealing fresh, healthier skin while minimising the appearance of fine lines and pores.  






Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid which dissolves the bonds between dead skin cells to encourage shedding so new cells can generate, revealing a clearer, brighter, smoother complexion.


Lactic acid is another alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates pores and encourages cell renewal to soften the appearance of fine lines and fade discolouration such as hyperpigmentation and age spots.






Salicylic acid on the other hand is a beta hydroxy acid, which means that it is oil soluble and can penetrate deeper into the pores to dissolve surface oils and other impurities that would otherwise cause blockages that can lead to breakouts.


It gently cleans pores and refined them creating the appearance of a smoother complexion.


Apply to a cotton pad post cleansing and sweep liberally across your skin before allowing to dry.






Then follow with your chosen serum and moisturiser for the ultimate healthy glow.


The alcohol-free toner is formulated with a triple-acid blend that gently exfoliates and purifies without stripping or drying. Brightens skin, refines pores, and evens complexion.


Made in the UK it is free from parabens, silicones, PEGs, SLS, SLES, and mineral oils and is both vegan and cruelty free.





It is truly a brand I could shout from the roof tops about as it has transformed my sensitive, problematic skin in a matter of weeks.


If your current skincare is no longer working for you, I implore you to explore mew possibilities and unleash the power of beautiful, radiant skin that glows with health.





What have you got to lose?


Head to Facetheory & save 20% off your purchases today with the code BBFAB1.







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Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Bobbi Brown Crushed Shine Jelly Sticks

 How stunning are the new Bobbi Brown Crushed Shine Jelly Sticks! 

Available in 6 stunning, wearable shades these moisture packed lipsticks offer sheer, long lasting nourishing colour.






I checked out Papaya, a vibrant orange and Tahiti, a bright pop of pink. 


And omg how cute and funky is their packaging!!






Reflecting the lush colour hidden within, the stick features a one click technology to release the wand for an instant burst of colour and shine.


This moisturising swipe-and-go lipstick effortlessly builds up from a sheer popsicle tint to a bold pop of colour with a soft shine finish. 





The Crushed Shine Jelly Sticks feature a solidified jelly base technology.


This is packed with the skincare hero Hyaluronic Acid and Fruit Oils including  Apricot, Sweet Cherry, and Papaya. 





Hyaluronic Acid locks in moisture and helps to plump and smooth your lips while improving your lips natural moisture barrier, perfect for cooler days where central heating can dry them out.


As an added bonus, the soft bouncy jelly formula glides across your lips while the pigments which are suspended in the solidified jelly base allow the gorgeous  colour to shine at it's most vibrant best.






Free from parabens, phthalates, SLS, talc, mineral-oil, and gluten they are also free of animal-derived ingredients.


Whether you're after a soft subtle hint of luxurious, nourishing colour or a bold, bright shine these jelly sticks have you covered.






You can even mix and match your jelly popsicles for a truly bespoke look! 


Bobbi Brown's Crushed Shine Jelly Sticks are available now and cost £25 each.







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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Nettle Venom Collection

 Discover two of the most impressive vegan anti-ageing products on the skincare market.

Say hello to Heaven by Deborah Mitchell’s Nettle Venom Cream (£64) and Nettle Venom Eyes (£55).

Formulated with something called NETTATOXIN®, the creams feature the carefully extracted sting of the common British nettle.

This newly patented ingredient causes a similar reaction to that of bees when they sting.

 


 

When stung (by a bee or a nettle) your skin responds by going into a rapid repair strategy on first contact.

The sting makes your skin tingle before your serotonin kicks in and gets to work to heal the blemishes and redness.

The result of such an experience in skincare terms is a more lifted, radiant looking complexion and this is why the powerful qualities of the nettle have been harnessed to create this 100% vegan collection of products.

 


 

When used over time, your skin continues this built in self-healing action which helps to smooth lines, reduce the appearance of winkles and soothes your skin.

While the products are integral to getting this set of reactions in order, actually it is your own body’s natural response that results in your skins ability to rebuild, tighten, firm and renew.

Impressive eh?

 


 

The Nettle Venom Cream is a beautifully rich yet light moisturiser with a subtle, soft fresh scent.

Quickly absorbed into your skin, it leaves no greasy residue and leaves your skin feeling instantly hydrated and soft.

I’ve been using it twice daily for a number of weeks now and I love the results.

 


While I can’t claim that it has removed the appearance of all my lines and wrinkles, by complexion is certainly far more radiant and in terms of texture, actually does feel firmer and more plump.

I paired my cream with the Nettle Venom Eyes.

While it contains many of the same elements, this cream is somewhat richer than the moisturiser, due to the difference in the skin around your eye area.

 


 

It is thinner and more delicate so often requires a little more TLC when it comes to skincare.

As with the cream, this eye cream contains NETTATOXIN® which works in the same way as Heaven’s famous bee venom but uses only 100% plant-based ingredients to ensure it is Vegan friendly.

Thick and decadently soft, the cream instantly perks up dull, tired eyes, reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

 


Particularly great in the mornings for helping you to look and feel more awake, I do find myself applying a pretty generous amount at night to ensure that I wake with skin that feels rejuvenated, comforted, soft and fresh.

Pale green in colour, it quickly gets to work to soften and soothe tired eyes.

 


 

I’ve always been a big fan of Heaven’s Bee Venom collection so I was really excited to ty this vegan alternative and boy it did not disappoint!

Check out Heaven by Deborah Mitchell’s Nettle Venom collection online now.

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