Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cult Beauty Haul & Goody Bag

I recently placed an order with Cult Beauty, because they were offering a free goody bag worth over £200 when you spent £110.  I don't know about you, but I always keep a wish list going for occasions such as this, as it's great to buy things that you want and get loads of free products in the process.  Cult beauty sells some amazing brands like Charlotte Tilbury and Anastasia Beverly Hills, there's so many products to choose from.  Here's what I bought:
Cult Beauty Haul
First of all I bought 2 Jouer Long Wear Lip Toppers (£13.50 each).  These were very recent additions to my wish list as I had only come across them the week before on a YouTube video.  They looked so pretty that I could not help but add them to my shopping bag.  I got Tan Lines (a shimmery bronze colour) and Skinny Dip (a pale shimmery gold colour). They both contain coconut oil and they refresh and add shimmer to your favourite lip colour or you can wear them on their own.  They are paraben free and not tested on animals.

I could have put loads of Charlotte Tilbury products in my basket, but in the end only bought the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre Luxe Colour-Lasting Lip Lacquer in Candy Darling.  This pretty sheer red lip gloss has been on my wish list for ages so I was very happy to pick this one up for £16.50.
Jouer & Charlotte Tilbury Swatches
From L to R: Tan Lines, Skinny Dip & Candy Darling
I bought COSRX Blackhead Silk Finger Balls (£8) on a whim as I spotted it when I was browsing the website.  I suffer from blackheads on my nose, so I thought this product would be worth a try.

I have been meaning to pick up Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse (£24) ever since it first came out.  I love the ease of having the double cleanse products in 1 tub.  It's pricy so I hope that the results are good.  I will let you know once I have tried it.

Finally, I wanted to pick up a couple of hair products.  Sachajuan Ocean Mist (£18).  I find that salt sprays really work on my curly hair to tame the frizz, so I wanted to try out this high end version, to see if it's any better than drug store versions.  My hair also needs some TLC, so I thought I would give Davines OI All In One Milk (£19) which is a multi-benefit beauty treatment for all hair types.

Here's the goody bag that I received with my purchase:
Cult Beauty Goody Bag
There were 16 products in total (including some full size products) from brands such as Beauty Bakerie, Omorovicza, Skyn, Odacite, Becca, Alpha H, Sigma & Tata Harper.  Overall, there is not one product included in the goody bag that I will not use.

Did you take advantage of this offer and place an order with Cult Beauty? 


Leigh

I bought these products with my own money










Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Trilogy Cream Cleanser, Vital Moisturising Cream & Everything Balm

I was happy to receive a little package of Trilogy Products all the way from New Zealand to try out.  I have used the Trilogy Rosehip Oil in the past, which I really liked.  I received the Trilogy Rosehip Cream Cleanser*, the Trilogy Rosehip Vital Moisturising Cream* and the Trilogy Everything Balm*.  I really enjoyed using all 3 products as they are very gentle on the skin. 
Trilogy Cream Cleanser, Vital Moisturising Cream & Everything Balm
New Zealand sisters Sarah Gibbs and Catherine de Groot founded Trilogy in 2002 after discovering the benefits of Rosehip Oil and now offer a range of 40 natural skincare products using Rosehip Oil.  The products are available to buy in 20 countries around the world and the range is currently the No1 skincare range in New Zealand.  You can read about all the benefits of Rosehip Oil here.

Trilogy is a cruelty free skincare brand and they are against animal testing.


The Trilogy Cream Cleanser* is rich and creamy and contains rosehip, evening primrose and carrot.  It is easy to massage onto the face, neck and décolletage and then rinse off with warm water and a face cloth.  It left my skin feeling clean and smooth and did not make my skin feel tight or dry.  The Trilogy Cream Cleanser costs £23.50 for 200ml.

The Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream* contains Rosapene (Trilogy's trademarked antioxidant complex), marula and orange flower.  Again, this product is rich and creamy and left my skin feeling soft and nourished.  The cream sinks quickly into the skin and I could apply makeup directly on top of it without the need for a primer.  Both the cleanser and moisturiser can be used on all skin types.  The Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream costs £25.50 for 60ml. 

Finally, the Trilogy Everything Balm* is a multi-purpose balm that can be used for any number of things including lip balm, body balm, cleansing balm and hand balm.  Trilogy even state that it could be used as a nappy balm or for minor scrapes if you don't have anything else to use.  I used the balm on my dry elbows and lips and it worked a treat.  The balm contains pure plant oils, butters and waxes.  The Trilogy Everything Balm costs £13.50 for 45ml.

Trilogy products can be purchased online at NaturisimoFeel Unique and Debenhams amongst others. 

Have you tried anything from Trilogy?

Leigh
*I was sent these products to review but the opinions are my own







Saturday, 18 March 2017

Nail Polish Storage

You know you have too many nail polishes when your stash looks like this (and there are still some hidden away on top of my wardrobe!!!).
Nail Polish Storage
I thought it was time that I bought some nice storage boxes so that my polishes don't look so messy.  I looked on ebay and Amazon and found some great options but in the end decided this was exactly what I was looking for.
Nail Polish Storage
It fits in 48 bottles of nail polish, 24 on each side.  This does include 3 adjustable sections for smaller bottles.  The sections are too small for Ciate nail polishes unfortunately but I've not come across any other polishes that don't fit.  It costs £21.99 per box which admittedly is not cheap when you need to get at least another 3 boxes (the shame!!!!) but I have decided that I will only buy them when I have saved up enough vouchers from the online surveys I complete (see my post about surveys here).

Let me know about any great storage containers that you have found for your beauty stash.

Leigh
I bought this product with my own money (vouchers from surveys)



Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Pukka Supreme Matcha Green Tea & Cleanse Herbal Tea & Ashwagandha Supplement

I was so happy to receive this package from Pukka to try out.  Pukka produce organic teas and supplements which I was very interested to try out as I don't usually drink tea.
Pukka Supreme Matcha Green Tea & Cleanse Herbal Tea & Ashwagandha
I received 3 products to try out:

Pukka Cleanse Herbal Tea* - A radiant blend of organic nettle, fennel & peppermint.  This is naturally caffeine free, ethically sourced with 100% organically grown ingredients. This costs £2.49 on the Pukka website for a box of 20 herbal tea sachets.

Pukka Supreme Matcha Green Tea* - A vital wellspring of organic whole leaf green tea and the finest matcha.  This tea contains matcha powder and 3 fairly traded whole leaf greens - Chinese Sencha, Indian Oothu and Vietnamese Suoi Gand.  It's  100% organically grown with ethically sourced ingredients.  The box contains 20 green tea sachets and costs £2.79 on the Pukka website.

Pukka Ashwagandha Organic Food Supplement* - Ashwagandha is a root grown in India's fertile soils and comes from traditional Ayurvedic medicine.  It contains the highest organic grade, sustainably cultivated root. Ashwagandha is a herb that can help the body adapt to and cope with stress and it has a reputation for supporting energy and having a rejuvenating effect on the whole body.  You need to take 2 capsules twice a day and it costs £15.95 for 60 capsules (pack lasts 15 days).  The capsules are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

You should be able to buy Pukka products in most good supermarkets and independent health food stores.  You can find stockists here.   It's hard to tell if there are any long term benefits to my health from using these supplements and drinking the teas, but they are easy to incorporate into my lifestyle so it definitely can't hurt.

Have you tried any Pukka products?


Leigh

*I was sent these products to review but the opinions are my own

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes

I was definitely intrigued when I came across Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes.  Why the intrigue?  Well I have never come across black face wipes before.  I have only ever used plain old white facial wipes.  Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes claim to detoxify and deep clean the skin.  They are formulated without parabens, SLS and silicones and they contain 95% natural ingredients. 


Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes

Is there any difference to my normal facial wipes?  Not really although you can see all the dead skin that comes off your face, which you would not normally see on white facial wipes.  I don't advocate using facial wipes as your main daily cleanser, but they definitely have a place in my life for when I am travelling, in a rush or just being plain old lazy.  Facial wipes are definitely better than using nothing at all. 
Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes

Would I use them again?  For sure, I like a good gimmick and they work as well as other wipes.  I actually like the Yes To Coconut Hydrating Cleansing Wipes from this company as well.

You can buy the Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes at Feel Unique for £4.99 for 30 wipes.

Leigh

I bought this product with my own money



Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Goody Bags From Cult Beauty, SPACE.NK & Feel Unique

As always you wait ages for a bus and then 3 come at once as it were.  I just checked my email and found 3 emails from Cult Beauty, SPACE.NK & Feel Unique offering a free goody bag when you spend a certain amount.  I don't know about you, but I try and hold back on any purchases until one of these offers comes around, so I thought I would give you a quick heads up about all the goody bags that are available right now.

This is a fab good bag worth £210 when you spend £110.  There are some great products in the goody bag which are listed here and it's pretty easy to spend £110 at Cult Beauty because they have some amazing brands available.  In fact it's so easy that I have already put in my order.  The goody bag is limited availability, so if you are tempted then I would put in your order asap, as the offer could disappear at any time.  The goody bag will automatically be added to your shopping bag, when you spend over £110.

The SPACE.NK beauty gift is worth £200, but you have to spend £150.  The list of products included in the gift can be found here.  All you need to do is enter SPRING17 when you are at the checkout.

The Feel Unique beauty gift is worth £100 and is yours free when you spend £100.  The list of what's included is here.  The gift will automatically add to your shopping bag when you have spent £100.

Please note that the above offers are only available while stocks last.  Let me know of any other offers you come across.

Leigh
There are NO sponsored links in this post



Benefit They're Real Big Sexy Lip Kit

I have been enjoying using the Benefit They're Real Big Sexy Lip Kit ever since I got it at the start of the year.  The Benefit They're Real Double The Lip lipsticks are a lipstick and lip liner in one.  For lazy girls like me who hardly ever bother with lip liner this is a quick way to get that extra step back into your makeup routine.  The lip and lip liner colours are complimentary shades that help to give the appearance of volume and plumpness to your lips without giving you the harsh look of the 80's lip liners that did not even come close to matching your lipstick.

Benefit They're Real Big Sexy Lip Kit

The teardrop shape of the lipstick makes it easy to apply and the finish is semi-matte.  Benefit They're Real Big Sexy Lip Kit costs £25.50 for 4 mini lipsticks or you can buy the full size Benefit They're Real Double The Lip lipsticks individually for £16.50 each.
Benefit They're Real Big Sexy Lip Kit

The Benefit They're Real Big Sexy Lip Kit includes four shades - Flame Game, Pink Thrills, Revved-Up Red and Lusty Rose and contain 0.75g of product.  The full size comes in 8 different shades and contains 1.5g of product. 
From L to R: Flame Game, Revved-Up Red, Pink Thrills & Lusty Rose
From L to R: Flame Game, Revved-Up Red, Pink Thrills & Lusty Rose
In the March 2017 Birchbox, there will be a Benefit They're Real Double The Lip deluxe sample in each box (either Lusty Rose or Pink Thrills).  If you use my link to sign up to Birchbox this month you will receive £5 off your first box and I will receive £5 in Birchbox points https://www.birchbox.co.uk/invite/v5lws.

I also reviewed Benefit They're Real Big Sexy Eye Kit here.

Leigh

I bought this product with my own money


Monday, 6 March 2017

4th Blogiversary Giveaway

Check out my 4th Blogiversary Giveaway here.  This is what you can win.


Good luck everyone.
Leigh


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

L'Oreal Sexy Balms Review

Now let me start by saying that I'm not a fan of the name of this L'Oréal product - Sexy Balms, it's just a bit much.  It's a shame as otherwise it's a really nice product but never mind it's a small thing to dislike.  Anyway now that I've got that off my chest lets get on with the review.
L'Oreal Sexy Balms
I bought 3 different colours from the L'Oréal Sexy Balms range which are all sheer - Break The Rules & As If! which are both lovely coral colours, with Break The Rules being the darker of the two and Go Pretty or Go Home which is a fab pink colour.
L'Oreal Sexy Balms Review
I love these balms (sorry I can't say Sexy Balms).  They apply to your lips easily without any dragging and moisturise and hydrate your lips well.  The colour only lasts a couple of hours and if you eat a meal the colour doesn't stick around at all, but a quick swipe of the balm across your lips is all you need to reapply it.  This is a great product which gives your lips a lovely colour and keeps them soft and smooth.  I love the colours they have in this range as they look great with any look.  Although they are sheer they do apply a good amount of colour to your lips.  They don't leave your lips sticky which is a plus as well.
L'Oreal Sexy Balms Review
L'Oréal Sexy Balms are available at Boots for £4.99 and are currently on a 3 for 2 offer here.

What colours do you recommend?

Leigh
I bought these products with my own money