Wednesday 30 September 2020

O'Keeffe's Lip Repair Balms

Its that time of year again where the weather and central heating plays havoc with your skin, leaving it sore, cracked and dry.

My lips are always the first to suffer but thankfully I’m well equipped to deal with whatever winter has to throw at me this year thanks to O’Keeffes.

Their range of lip repairing balms are by far and away the best lip care products I have ever tried, AND they don’t cost a fortune!

Their highly effective formulas instantly relieves, repairs and moisturises extremely dry lips, offering long-lasting hydration throughout the day.

Clinically proven to provide all-day moisture in just one application, their balms create a long-lasting flexible barrier that protects your lips even when eating and drinking.

The multilayer flexible barrier they create moves with your lips, staying put rather than transferring to constantly help keep dry, cracked lips protected.

I’ve been a fan of their original Lip repair Stick for over a year and when my lips are suffering there is no other product I would turn to and that is not an exaggeration.

I’ve never tried such an effective lip treatment before. 

So popular has this balm become that they’ve recently launched three new additions to the line in the form of an Unscented Lip Balm tube, a Cooling Relief tube and an Overnight Lip Balm.

Offering a soft, matte finish the non greasy, non oily unscented balm is housed in a handy, squeezable tube and is a vibrant orange hue allowing you to locate it easily when its hiding in the depths of your hand bag!

The Cooing Relief balm features the same rich, deeply nourishing formula with the addition of a soothing and cooling hit upon application.

I’m head over heels in love with the new Overnight Lip repair Balm.

Offering a slightly different texture from the lip balm tubes, it has a more lightweight, shiny texture but with an equally matte finish.

It melts onto your lips, offering intensive moisturisation and hydration while you sleep, allowing you to wake with soft, repaired and comfortable feeling lips, regardless of how dry or cracked they were before you went to bed.

I am SO impressed by the longevity of these products. The formula really does cling onto your lips, hugging them tight ensuring they stay protected and comforted long after initial application.

They have no horrible after taste, no scent and just do a fantastic job of soothing dry lips.

O’Keeffe’s fabulous Overnight Lip Balm is available exclusively from Boots and costs £5.25 while the Unscented Lip Repair Tube cost just £4.75. The Cooling Relief Tube is available exclusively to Superdrug and also costs £4.75.

Olverum Body Oil

 If like me you are a huge fan of luxury brand Olverum’s decadent and relaxing bath oil then you’re going to rejoice at the addition of an equally luxurious body oil.

Just as a little background for you, since 1931 the rejuvenating effects of Olverum oil have acquired an almost mystical reputation among its users.

Olverum’s unique formulation of carefully selected plant extracts, each with their own traditional therapeutic properties, offers a deeply relaxing and uplifting experience for both body and mind.



Olverum offers a luxurious way to unwind, soothing aching muscles, relieving stress, and promoting a restorative sleep that can help revive a tired immune system.

Enveloping you in its intoxicating unisex fragrance, Olverum is a sumptuous indulgence that leaves your skin silken, your mind calm, and your body refreshed.

Sounds good doesn’t it?



Their opulent Body Oil is simply divine.

The unique formulation contains over 30 botanical oils, extracts and essential oils which together help to nourish and moisturise your skin leaving it wonderfully soft, smooth and smelling incredible.

Silky and lightweight in texture it is quickly absorbed into your skin, leaving it feeling instantly softer while its intoxicating aromatic aroma leaves you feeling deeply relaxed and calm.



This is really a product for both your body and your mind.

The therapeutic oil contains antioxidant-rich raspberry seed oil and Alaria esculenta extract which are known to boost the synthesis of collagen and thus, preserves your skin’s elasticity. 



Free from nasties such as artificial preservatives, fragrance and colourants along with silicone, mineral oils, petrolatum, sulphates, phthalates and parabens, it is perfect for people like me who suffer with sensitive eczema prone skin.

The combination of its sublime scent paired with its outstanding hydrating properties make it a true skincare hero.



Olverum’s Luxurious Body Oil is available now from their website and costs £42.


Monday 28 September 2020

Pixi On-The-Glow Multi-Use Moisture Stick

 Keep your summer glow for longer this year with Pixi On-The-Glow Multi-Use Moisture Stick (£18).

This fabulous multipurpose hero allows for travel-friendly skin hydration, whenever and wherever needed.



Formulated with an antioxidant Vitamin D2 complex and Ginseng to moisturise and balance, it is also infused with Glycolic Acid.

Glycolic Acid is the key ingredient in Pixi’s GLOW collection of products and is as far as I’m concerned, one of my skins favourite ingredients. 



It works as a gentle yet super effective exfoliator and moisturiser to help revitalise and renew your skins texture while reducing the appearance of discolouration and dullness.

This solid stick of skincare gold can be used on your face, lips, body and even your hair to help impart a healthy, dewy glow while its sleek, compact forms means its perfect for carrying with you throughout the day.



Suitable for all skin types (including sensitive like mine), paraben free and not tested on animals it is the perfect companion for the forthcoming autumn and winter months where your skin can take a real bashing.

That said, I thoroughly enjoyed using this over the summer months when my skin felt parched!



Its so simple to use. Simply twist the base to move the moisturing stick upwards, then simply glide across your skin wherever and whenever needed.

Gently pat any excess moisturiser into your skin with your fingertip et voila, your skin’s thirst has been instantly quenched and you can continue your day safe in the knowledge that the potent skincare qualities of the balm will be protecting and perfecting your skin while it goes.



I love using this to highlight and soften areas of my body with an ethereal glow.  For example, apply down the length of your shin bones for legs that dazzle or dab lightly on your cheekbones to effortlessly create the illusion of skin that glows from within.

Pixi’s On-The-GlowMulti-Use Moisture Stick is available now and costs £18.


Friday 25 September 2020

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturiser

 If like me you suffer with oily/combination/problematic/sensitive skin then it can be hard to find a moisturiser that is gentle on your skin without clogging, weighing it down or causing flare ups.

Lucky for you I’ve done the research and leg work to find the most perfect moisturiser for you.

Say hello to your new best friend, Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple Ultra Light Moisturiser (£24.50).



This beautiful, super gentle and extra lightweight moisturiser effortlessly leaves your troublesome skin looking dewy and feeling super soft and healthy.

Feather-light like a lotion but with all the nourishing properties of a moisturiser,  it is clinically proven to help your skin stay hydrated for up to 24 hours, with instant results.



Containing a skin loving blend of vitamins C and E derivates, a green tea antioxidant complex, meadowfoam seed oil and cold-pressed chia seed oil it quickly soothes dryness and instantly refreshes and revitalises tired, dull complexions.

The silky, fragrance free, light texture is quickly absorbed into your skin leaving behind no trace.



Straight away your skin feels softer, silker and more plumped without any greasiness or heaviness.

I’ve been using it daily for several months and not once has it caused any skin flare ups and its beautiful texture ensures that my skin isn’t left feeling drowned.



It is simply the most perfect moisturiser for oily/combination/sensitive skin and I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

The Philosophy Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturiser is available now and costs £24.50.

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