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Nivea Sun Products & Body Mousse Review

Finally looks like the heatwave has ended as we have had a bit of rain over the last couple of days.  Of course being a typical Brit I was complaining about the heat and now I'm complaining about the rain, you just can't win.  Anyway with the recent heatwave it's been a great time to try out some Nivea Sun products that I have recently been sent.
Q10 Anti-Age & Anti-Pigments SPF50* is an everyday sunscreen for your face and with the weather we have had lately this has been great to use.  Even though its SPF 50 it is a light cream that absorbs quickly into my skin and doesn't leave a white or greasy residue. It smells like you are on your holidays which is nice.  This is ideal for using when you are outside for short or long periods of time and would be ideal to take on holiday with you.  I must admit I am one of those people that tends to use the same sunscreen on my body and face and you end up with a horrible greasy face which attracts dirt like nobodies business …

XO Balm

I wanted to repost this review as I have recently been suffering with a patch of eczema on my ankle which I have really struggled to get rid of.  I have tried a few medications and creams, but nothing has made a difference.  XO Balm has been brilliant.  It soothed the itching immediately and overnight the skin on my ankle went from red and angry to a much calmer state.  It was also much less dry and flaky.  My ankle looks and feels a lot better now than it did prior to using XO Balm. Please note that the above paragraph was added to this post on 8th August 2018.  The rest of the post has not been changed.

XO Balm* is a multipurpose natural balm that nourishes and protects skin, hair and nails.  It's made in the UK and contains 100% natural ingredients, beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil and chia seed oil.  I love the fact that it comes with a mini spatula to keep things hygienic when you are using the product, so that you don't have to dip your fingers in.  It's fragrance free…

SL Face Oil by Sofia Latif Review

I was lucky enough to win a bottle of SL Face Oil by Sofia Latif on Sofia's Instagram page.  Sofia has perfected this face oil over 15 years and it contains a blend of organic, natural, vegan and pure nut, seed and flower oils. It doesn't contain any chemicals, synthetic ingredients, parabens or gluten.  The oils included in this product include organic sweet almond oil, rosehip oil, marula seed oil, moringa seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, jasmine essential oil and Bulgarian rose essential oil.  This all adds up to a face oil that protects and nourishes your skin. I am always a little bit wary of using face oils on my skin, because even though it is quite dry it can become clogged up quite easily.  Sofia recommends that this oil be used on a night and this works perfectly for my skin.  I use a couple of drops and my skin just drinks it up.  It doesn't feel greasy and sinks in quickly.  The scent is not strong or overpowering, maybe just a hint of the jasmine and rose oils p…

St. Moriz Gradual Tan & Protect Cream Review

I was pleased to receive St. Moriz Gradual Tan & Protect Cream* to try out.  Now as a person who doesn't tan well (even in this heatwave we are having in the UK and even when I have been on a 2 week holiday in Orlando), fake tan is a product that I need if I want to have any chance of a decent tan in the summer.  I must admit though that the last time I used fake tan it was by accident, as I pinched one of my sisters moisturisers to use on my elbows and a couple of days later she asked me why my elbows were so dirty and when I looked at them they looked like I had been rubbing them is mud.  Took me a while to work out I had used my sisters fake tan product on my dry as heck elbows, it was not a pretty sight.  Anyway enough about that lets get onto the interesting stuff. This product is easy to use for anyone that is lazy like me.    You exfoliate all over and moisture any dry areas, shake the tube and then apply a small amount all over your skin blending evenly in circular moti…

Origins Haul & Review - Hit Refresh, Leg Lifts, Peace of Mind, Original Skin and Face Masks

When I was on holiday at Walt Disney World in Florida, I visited Disney Springs and there are loads of new shops there since the last time I went.  One of those shops was Origins and they had such a great offer on that I could not resist buying some products.  There were 2 offers, the first if you spent over $45 you received $20 off and then if you spent $20 more then as well as the $20 discount, you also got a free product (there was a choice of at least 5 products).  I bought products that I have never tried before and I wanted to let you know what I thought of them.  There are a couple of products missing from this photo, but I will still review them. I have a feeling that I heard about Peace of Mind from Grav3yard Girl on You Tube.  It's an on the spot relief for headaches.  All you do is massage a couple of drops onto your temples, earlobes and back of the neck and breathe deeply.  I have a headache right now and have just applied this product and it has an almost instantaneou…

The Humble Co. Humble Brush Bamboo Toothbrush Review

I am always on the look out for environmentally friendly products so I was pleased to receive the Humble Brush Toothbrush* from The Humble Co. to try out.   Here is some of the information from the packaging.  The Humble Company makes products that are good for you and kind to our planet.  Every Humble purchase goes towards funding projects for the benefit of children in need.  Donations are administered by the Humble Smile Foundation a non profit organisation registered in Sweden.  
You can read more about the company here. The Humble toothbrush has a handle made from 100% biodegradable, sustainably grown bamboo which can be disposed of in your composting bin and the bristles are made of nylon-6 and can be recycled with plastics.  
I will use this brush when I'm travelling as usually I buy a plastic toothbrush that I throw away at the end of my holiday.  This is a great alternative and I feel good knowing I can recycle it after I have finished using it.   An interesting fact to note …

Colourpop Lux Lipstick Haul

I do like Colourpop, they have great products at reasonable prices and they deliver to the UK as well so what's not to like.  I have had my eye on the lovely Lux Lipsticks for a while and finally I gave in and put in an order. I bought the following shades and I love them all. Angel City which is a berry shade Dream Easy which is a dark coral shade Still Crazy which is a dusky pink and my favourite Afterglow which is a lighter dusky pink Nu Wave which is a pinky red Lux lipsticks are crème lipsticks that just glide on your lips and feel so lovely, they do not dry your lips out at all.  They come in the most fabulous packaging that do not match their cheap price tag of $7. I love that the lipstick bullet has stars on.  
They post globally and if you spend over $50 it's free of charge (although be careful to take into account the customs charge).  I love these lipsticks as they have a great range of colours to suit all skin tones.  I just wish they had them in shops in the UK.
Which shad…

The Winner of my Summer 2018 Giveaway is:


This was from her Instagram entry.  Claire has already been in touch and the prize will be winging its way to her by the end of this week.

Thanks for entering everyone and look out for another giveaway later in the year.


Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White & Perfect White Black Toothpaste Review

I am always on the lookout for products that help my teeth look whiter, so I was really pleased to be sent Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White* and Perfect White Black toothpaste* to try out. I don't have bad teeth as I have always (reluctantly) gone to the dentist on a regular basis (to be fair my dentist is really nice) but my teeth could always look a bit whiter that's for sure. Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Toothpaste* is £5.99 for 100ml but is currently half price at Superdrug.  This toothpaste is pale blue with darker blue flecks in it.  It tastes nice and minty and isn't abrasive on your teeth so you can use it 2-3 times a day.    I have found after using this toothpaste that I have no stains on my teeth. I don't drink coffee or tea ,but I do drink a lot of fizzy drinks so it is a good product to keep teeth whiter. 
Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Black Toothpaste* is £4.99 for 100ml, but is currently on offer for £2.48 at Superdrug.    This seems to do …

PrimaLash Chloe Sims Luxury Lashes

I was recently sent 2 pairs of The Chloe Sims Luxury Lashes made exclusively for PrimaLash* to try out.  I received the London and Chloe versions.
The London lashes are very full on and va va voom.  They are made to stand out and add some glamour to your look.  
The Chloe lashes are not as long, but they are thicker, so more intense on your eyes.  
Both really make your eyes stand out and they are great for a glam night out.  There are 6 different types of lashes available in this range, so if you are looking for a dramatic look then you should check them out.
The lashes are £12 each and can be ordered from PrimaLash here (shipping is free within the UK including Northern Ireland).  They are Vegan friendly and made from the highest quality fibres and they can be reused multiple times which is great.  They don't come with any glue, but if you are like me then you will have your favourite brand of lash glue anyway, so that's not a problem.I am not an expert at putting on false lashe…