Today we are talking about beauty products. These are the products I have been trying and testing over the last few weeks. There are so many new products hitting the market it is a very exciting time in the beauty industry. I have been lucky and have been sent some of these products some I have purchased but all opinions are my own. Without further ado, let's get stuck into the products.
I have been loving Elements Boutique Spa. I have two products under review at the moment.
The Elements Facial Mask This is a scrub product it is a really nice facial scrub it has tiny little scrubby bits. The technical term there ha. I have really enjoyed using this as a scrub once a week. I find this is really good at cleaning the skin and leaving your skin looking and feeling more vibrant.
What the brand says about the facial scrub.The second product Fire Body Oil. I love a body oil. I find them the best way to moisturise my skin. I can be lazy with body moisturising. I love body oil as you just pop it on after a shower and your body is ready to go. This body oil is gorgeous. It smells incredible It has cedarwood, ginger and lemon it is a wood and fresh scent and I would defiantly buy this again.
A gentle exfoliant to leave your skin looking soft and radiant. Shea butter & birch oil, along with a fine exfoliating grain gently buff your skin. Milk thistle, cherry and plum oil help to moisturise leaving your skin feeling smooth. Suitable for all skin typesTake our Spa home / How to useApply to a cleansed skin, massage gently in circular motions, avoiding eyes, remove with warm water. Apply your chosen facial oil or moisturiser afterwards. Use once- twice weekly.
What the brand says about Fire body oil
Elements Boutique Spa Body Oil have been designed to provide full-body hydration. Borage oil, rosehip oil and vitamin E help to deeply nourish the skin.
You will know I have talked about African extracts before and I have two new products.
The first Multi-Purpose Tissue Oil This is a do-all oil. You can use it on your dry skin on your fine lines and wrinkles. It helps to diminish scars and stretch marks, you can use it on your hands and even on a dry scalp or as hair oil. I personally have been using it on my legs. I mountain bike and this, in turn, leads to a lot of bashes and bruising to my legs which leaves me with scars. The African Extracts multi-purpose tissue oil has been wonderful at helping to reduce the number of scars on my legs. This is a long process to evict them but this is helping me get there.
What the brand says about the oil.Next, we have Daily Repair Facial Oil. First, the packaging of this is stunning and so luxury feeling. I love the dropper applicator. I have a love-hate relationship with facial oils my skin can be very funny with them. I am happy to say my skin loves this Facial oil. From the first application, my skin looked more glowing and hydrated. This is a stunning product. It has honestly changed my skin. I look well-rested when I am not. It gives your skin a glowing radiance. Highly recommend this product.
A light, non-greasy treatment oil for face, body and hair, with antioxidant-rich Bio-Active Rooibos extract, Vitamin E, soybean, rosemary and geranium botanical extracts in a blend of grapeseed and sweet almond oils. 100% naturally derived ingredients.
What the brand says about Daily repair facial oil
Our 100% naturally derived Daily Repair Facial Oil is specifically formulated to address uneven skin tone and dark marks while boosting the skin’s moisture and lipid levels.This non-greasy treatment oil has high levels of antioxidants in Bio-Active Rooibos, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, and a bouquet of flower oils – rose, chamomile, lavender and geranium – plus intensely moisturising jojoba and neem seed oils for a brighter, more radiant complexion.
This is the Clarol Birch Water Pore-Minimising Toner and Clarol nordic birch willow primer. First things first I came into this review completely biased When I am having a break out I reach for Clarol sliver serum. It is the best at calming and clearing my skin in seconds. I want to get that out there. I know this company knows how to treat acne-prone skin.
First, we have the toner. This toner is lovely it is super fresh feeling. It leaves your skin so soft and clean at the same time. I really love this toner when I am having a breakout it really helps to rebalance my skin and helps to clear the breakout quicker than any other toner.
What the brand says about Birch Water Pore-Minimising Toner
A bioactive skin toner containing two Nordic plant extracts, Nordic Birch Sap and Wild Red Clover, helps to minimise open pores and balanced tone in oily acne-prone skin.
Next, we have the Primer.
This primer is perfect if you are looking for a matt effect. This really controls any oil in the skin and leaves you with the perfect base for makeup or to go makeup-free.
What the brand says about Clarol nordic birch willow primer
A bioactive mattifying primer for acne-prone skin. It contains two Nordic tree bark extracts to combat oiliness, promote healthy skin microbiota and create an instantly mattified and smoother skin tone.
This is Balade Provence I have three products to review here.
First I have to admit I have never really tried any solid product like these and I was a bit apprehensive. but I love the zero waste concept behind these products.
First, we have Solid Night Balm
Well, this night cream is lovely It leaves your skin really hydrated the next morning. It is easy to apply with a bit of warmth from your hand you are able to get enough product for your application. I have been using this a while now and it hardly looks used making value for money a huge factor in this type of product. it is crammed packed with the best natural ingredients,
What the brand says.Next up solid facial cleanser
Discover the Solid Night Balm: a zero waste solid cream with a long lifespan (equivalent to 2 jars of moisturizer)We designed a nugget. Fewer ingredients, more natural, more organic, but above all a very effective product, With a clean formula, this artisanal balm made in France is a nourishing moisturizer for the evening.
Enriched with cocoa butter and apricot kernel oil, the Night Balm hydrates your face while you sleep. You wake up with smooth, soft skin in the early morning. Soft and radiant skin upon waking.
This is a really nice cleanser. It removes makeup and impurities with ease. I just wet my face then sweep the bar over my face to give it a really good clean. It struggles a bit with stubborn waterproof mascara but other than that its a great eco product.
what the brand says.Lastly, super-rich body soap bar orange blossom
This gentle facial cleansing bar cleans, hydrates and soothes the skin leaving your face feeling great and looking radiant. Enriched with French green clay to remove makeup and impurities, rosehip oil to lock in moisture and aloe vera to calm redness and breakouts this is the perfect cleanser for morning and evening use.
This is a fantastic soap bar. It has a really strong fresh scent and leaves your body really nice and clean. This is a great addition to your bathroom routine.
What the brand says
Our signature Super-Rich Body Bar is a gentle and nourishing daily cleanser. This moisturizing soap bar is enriched with a blend of coconut oil and shea butter and infused with a delicate orange blossom scent that transports you to the fields of Provence
This is SEAMS beauty I have two product to review.
First, we have SILK TOUCH HAND & NAIL OIL. I am a qualified nail tech one of my many qualifications. I like this hand oil it leaves your hands soft and helps to remove with cuticles you need to remove. This is not like normal oils as it instantly absorbs which I really like.
What the brand says about Silk Touch Hand and nail oil
Strengthen nails, condition cuticles, and soften dry patches of skin
Absorbs instantly, non-greasy
Full of essential fatty acids to help:Soften Restore and Condition – Macadamia, Rosehip and Rice Bran oils
Moisturise & Enhance the skin barrier – Echium Oil & Monnier’s Snow Parsley
Nourish & even Skin Tone – Blackcurrent Seed Oil & Peony Root Extract
Hydrate & Promote skin renewal – actives from Pomegranate Oil
With a special extract from Coconut Oil for a soft silky fee
Next up COUTURIERS HAND CREAM
This hand cream is amazing. I mountain bike and this leaves my hands pretty battered and with gripping sore. This cream has really helped to get my hands in a nice condition. No one tells you about the pressure mountain biking put on your hand. This hand cream has been a lifesaver.
What the brand says
SEAMS absorbs instantly so that very dry rough hands can feel soft, supple & smooth, fast.Originally created for seamstresses to help mend and moisturise their dry, pinpricked, hardworking hands without leaving an oily residue on fabrics.
Non-greasy with natural ingredients and a Biomimetic Lipid Complex SEAMS penetrates the top layer of skin helping to lock in moisture and comfort distressed skin.
MOISTURISE with Oat Beta-Glucan and a Biomimetic Lipid Complex
HYDRATE & PROTECT with Pro-Vitamin B5
STRENGTHEN NAILS with Hydrolysed Keratin
SOFTEN with Macadamia & Rosehip Oils.
NOURISH with Shea Butter & Allantoin
EVEN SKIN TONE with Swiss Garden Cress
With SEAMS Soft Amber Cocoon Scent
If you have followed me for a while you will know I love Ark skincare They have so many amazing products and I just love everything the brand stands for. So when this little lovely came through my door I was super excited and so I should have been. I am a highlander and our weather is so changeable and this, in turn, messes up my lips. Do this happen to anyone else. Enter Advanced Action Plumping Lip Cream 15ml This lip cream is amazing. I use it as an overnight mask for my lips and honestly no matter how damaged my lips are this makes them look youthful and plump. What magic is this wonderful cream? If like me you struggle with bad lips you need this in your life.
What the brand says.
An intensive treatment cream to hydrate, plump and protect the entire lip area. Contains clinically proven plumping Peptides which increase lip volume appearance and hydration. Firms, smooths and reduces the appearance of vertical lines and wrinkles on the lips and the surrounding area.
These gorgeous lip balms are Mavala tinted lip balms. I am obsessed with these. I carry one everywhere. There are four in the range peach, vanilla, candy and berry. Would I buy this hell yes I would they are incredible I love everything from the packaging to the flavour and scent to their performance on the lips? If you are a lip balm addict you need these in your life.
What the brand saysBody
MAVALA TINTED LIP BALM nourishes, moisturizes and protects lips, while tinting them with one of the 4 available shades, light and flattering, which leave a delicious fragrance on the lips - Vanilla, Peach, Candy and Berry. The ultra-fine and non sticky texture is a major advantage of this lip care, which restores comfort and elasticity. Its formula is based on a botanical complex with patterson’s curse oil, and heart seed and sunflower extracts, as well as a sun protection factor (SPF 15), for a shield and soothing effect. Shea butter and aloe vera nourish and moisturize lips. Apricot extract, rich in provitamin A and vitamin E, protects them.
This is Yardley London Lily of the valley body lotion We all know this amazing British brand. You would have to live under a rock to not know Yardley. This is the newest fragrance in the range Lily of the valley and I think this is my favourite so far. It is such a modern flora scent. You can really smell the pear and musk notes in this body lotion. It leaves your skin nicely moisturised and the lingers scent is left on your skin which is lovely.
What the brand says
A light, feminine white floral with fruit pear accords in the top note and a beautiful floral bouquet heart of lily accord blended with freesia and enhanced with a pretty, musky base.
This luxurious soothing body lotion is infused with Yardley London's Lily of the Valley fragrance. Containing refreshing lily extract, moisturising sustainable shea butter, moringa oil and sunflower oil, rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin E, the cream absorbs quickly into the skin to help combat the signs of ageing, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, nourished and delicately fragranced. Contains 90% naturally derived ingredients and paraben-free. Cruelty free and suitable for vegans.
These are the new and very exciting Sanex zero range of body washes. I have Loved Sanex for years and I am delighted to try there newest products. Sanex for me is the best body moisturiser. I love how easy their product is to use. There is just no-nonsense just good products with this brand. I am happy to say they are on to a winner with there zero range. This is a 99% biodegradable formula perfect for eco-friendly living. These perform amazingly you are left super clean and your skin. is hydrated you would not expect anything less from this amazing brand. I would highly recommend giving these a try.
What the brand says
Dermatologically tested and certified by the British Skin Foundation, the Sanex Zero% shower gels protect your skin while leaving it soft and smooth. The new formula is both gentle on the skin and kind to the environment, containing 0% colourants, 0% soap and 0% sulphates to reduce the risk of allergic reactions and keep your skin healthy. This mild and pH balanced shower gel will hydrate your skin to help avoid irritation and restore your skin’s own natural pH. The shower gels are also considerate to the environment with a fully recyclable bottle and 99% biodegradable formula
Another amazing brand Woods of Windsor. This is the White Jasmine moisturising body wash This is a really exotic floral-scented body wash this has you daydreaming of the far east. It smells really expensive and luxury I think woods of Windsor have knocked this one out of the park scent wise.
It is also a lovely body wash of course and a joy to use. It leaves you nice and clean and skin feeling moisturised.
What the brand saysThis is Byre Semi Skimmed Body Wash . I am actually from fisher and farmer folk so am a huge supporter of the farming industry. Having grown up with lots of farmers in my family. This made me want to try this amazing brand.
A moisturising body wash containing Vitamin E to help protect the skin with a soft, luxurious lather that cleanses and moisturises the skin leaving it feeling soft, smooth and delicately fragranced. This shower gel contains 88% naturally derived ingredients. Paraben free.
A refined White Jasmine floral fragrance, enhanced with the exotic bloom of ylang ylang.
I am more than happy to say that this body was is amazing. It has a beautiful scent its a creamy and floral scent both at the same time. It is so unique you will need to smell it yourself. I really love the scent. This feels like a really high-end body wash it is cream and smells like heaven. It leaves you nice and clean as well. What is not to love about this product.
What the brand saysHair
A smooth and whipped, creamy Semi Skimmed Body Wash with a fruity floral fragrance. It is formulated with sweet whey powder from British cows, a highly efficacious and nutritious ingredient.
Enriched with aloe vera, vitamins E, C, B5 and B6 plus sustainable poppy seed oil, it cleanses and conditions, helping to nourish the skin, leaving it feeling soft and silky smooth.
Well, this is a super fun addition to my hair mask collection Bear Fruits Pineapple Detox Revitalise Hair Mask & Hair Cap. This is a lovely nourishing hair mask that comes with its only hair cap. I mean you had me at pineapple but I love the added hair cap. This was a really nice hair mask I saw a real difference after using this it left my hair extra soft and shiny.
What the brand says.
Grizzly dry hair? Bear Fruits understands your hair can be un-BEAR-able at times and that’s ok! Our goal is to bring the BEARY best deep conditioning hair masks combined with some ridiculous caps.
Discover our fruitilicious avocado, coconut, pineapple, strawberry, grapefruit and flamingo masks for ROARSOME hair results. Have a fun and relaxing night in on us! Put your stress on PAWS with good company while your fur is enjoying an amazing hair treatment. You can thank us later!
The best feet duo I have found
Footner Exfoliating Socks
Hands down the best exfoliating socks I have found. I love these they are so simple to use and really do leave you perfect feet. They remove any dry or hard skin.
What the brand says
How to use Footner Exfoliating Socks
- Footner Exfoliating Socks are incredibly easy to use and require minimal effort. Simply remove the socks from the packaging and cut along the dotted line. Place the ready to wear socks on your feet and close using the adhesive strap. Keep the socks on for 60 minutes and let them work their magic! Rinse feet immediately after removing he socks.
How long before you see results
- Results vary depending on the person and the condition of the feet but usually peeling usually starts around 3-5 days after wearing the Socks and lasts around 7-10 days. After just one application you will see the impact as beneath the dead, hard skin, smooth, soft skin is revealed.
- Use the socks 1-2 weeks before you intend to show off your feet to avoid the peeling process happening at the wrong moment!
This is the best, I have tried many foot creams in my time. This is my favourite I find this leaves my feet with super soft skin and no hard skin. I find these two products are the best combination for feet care.
What the brand says
CCS Foot Care Cream is specially formulated for dry and callused feet. Contains 10% moisture-retaining urea, and works in 3 ways: Softens Hydrates Improves the protective barrier of the skin CCS Foot Care Cream also contains eucalyptus oil, which prevents odour and adds a fresh smell.
Well, this might just be one of those items I never knew I needed until I received it. This is Nailpad This handy little nail polish stand give you the perfect place to paint your nails no matter where you are. It is a very clever design you can pop a bottle of nail polish in the little holder and no more nail polish disasters. Let's face it we have all spilt nail varnish in our time. This will stop any messes and help you create nail are people can be jealous of.
What the brand says.
Nailpad is here to solve all your nails painting dilemmas.
Polish spills and uneven nail painting surfaces can become a thing of the past. Nailpad offers a handy, portable nail painting surface along with a nail polish pot holder to ensure smooth polish application and avoidance of the dreaded nail polish spill.
What the brand says
The Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet is an emotional and purposeful way to monitor your baby’s movement during pregnancy and marks the beginning of you and your baby’s journey together.
Stylish and easy to wear, the bracelet is the perfect companion during your pregnancy and beyond. It is an ideal Baby Shower gift for any mum-to-be and a sentimental memento that every family will treasure forever.Happy healthy babies don’t stop moving! Feeling your baby’s movements are an important sign that they are well. Often, when calling your midwife or local maternity unit you may be asked about if your baby has been moving and kicking as normal and if the overall pattern of your baby’s movements has changed.
This is a fantastic little device Bite away, Up here in the highland of Scotland we have lots of little beasties that like to take a great big bite out of your, From midgies, to clegs, they will all give you a nasty nip. Especially the Cleg. (i think these are called horsefly in the south) Bite away takes the itching, pain and swelling out of any bite you have. This is amazing. I will be packing it if we head abroad for the mozies too.
What the brand says
his is a great product to have on hand whilst on a walk, cycle or camping trip. Bite Away is a unique product which relives itching, swelling and pain from insect bites and stings. It works by concentrating heat on the affected area which helps to reduce the inflammation. This product is also chemical-free and suitable for pregnant women and allergy sufferers.