Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Forever Living goodies

I have to admit I am terrible at using body lotions. People who use it religiously after every bath and shower - how do you manage it?
I enjoy using it, when I remember! 

Anna Terry is a seller of goodies from Forever Living which is a specialist brand containing aloe vera. She kindly sent me a few sample sachets to try out.

I tried the Aloe Moisturizing Lotion, the Aloe Heat Lotion, the Aloe Vera Gelly and the Aloe Proplis Creme. 

This is what the moisturizing lotion and aloe vera gelly products look like full size.

The Aloe Moisturizing Lotion was a pleasure to use, it applied smoothly and sunk into my skin easily. It wasn't sticky which  was a bonus as I find some aloe vera products can leave a bit of a residue on my skin. I also liked the way this lotion smelled. It had a light, fresh smell which reminded me of talcum powder.

The Aloe Vera Gelly lotion was one of my favs from the batch. The clear gel was thicker than the lotion was, however, it left my skin silky smooth without that sticky feeling. 

Since we have had some brilliant sunshine here in the UK I used the aloe vera gel on by shoulders after they got a tad sunburned. The gel absorbed into my skin easily and helped calm the horrible burn.

Not only does the brand have body products, they also do aloe vera drinks, supplements and makeup. 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

The Sweet Shop Collection - Scented nail polish - new from Models Own

Models Own is hands down one of my best loved high street makeup brands. Their latest nail polish collection is just another reason why. 

The purse-friendly brand has released a new collection of nail polishes inspired by the sweets we loved during our childhoods.

The Sweet Shop collection is a scented nail polish collection which consists of Pear Drops, Fizzy Cola Bottles, Rhubarb and Custard, Liquorice Allsorts and Gumballs.

Pear Drops is a bright coral shade, Fizzy Cola Bottles is a neutral beige-brown, Rhubarb and Custard is a dark red shade, Liquorice Allsorts is a simple opaque black and Gumballs is a hot pink shade.

Once dry each polish smells like their names.

Each polish will cost £5 and the collection launches from the Models Own website on Friday, July 25.

Bottleshops in the UK will stock the new collection on Saturday, July 26 and Superdrug will sell them in stores across the country on July 30.

What do you think of this latest collection?

I love the look of the Gumballs polish!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Hair feeling dry and frazzled?

I am a fiend to my hair.

After years of drying, straightening, curling and dying it there was little wonder my poor locks were feeling unloved and frazzled.

I enjoy coming across new hair care products, especially ones which claim to smooth out dry and damaged hair.

Recently I have been enjoying using this shampoo and conditioner from Biotin & Collagen.

The company have launched their latest products, OGX Biotin and Collagen shampoo and conditioner which aims to make hair feel thicker and fuller.

Biotin & Collagen said: “A high performance blend of powerful ProVitamin B7 biotin infuses nutrients into every strand, while plumping collagen adds volume and dimension, and hydrolyzed wheat proteins strengthen, for thicker, fuller, healthier looking hair.”
After the first wash my hair was instantly softer and smooth and there weren't as many tangles which was an added bonus.
A little bit of the shampoo really goes a long way, the liquid lathers up well and washes clean away without leaving my hair heavy or weighed down.

OGX is paraben free and not tested on animals. This latest offering from the hair care brand can be found in Boots for £6.99.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

French Grey Interiors - Unique Jewellery

I hope everyone is having a good week and enjoying the sunshine when it comes through. I still don't have any internet at the new house, so I am grabbing opportunities to use mum's internet as and when I can to write and upload blog posts.

Hopefully I won't be waiting too much longer to get the internet, it is amazing how much I rely on it. 
Onto today's post though. 
I love stumbling across new and unique designers and businesses. The latest is French Grey Interiors. My sister-in-law gave me this gorgeous bracelet for my birthday last month and I have been wearing it non-stop. 

This pretty piece of wrist candy has turquoise and silver beads and a silver heart charm. The bracelet itself is stretchy, which I love. It is one of those dainty pieces which you can wear with anything.

French Grey Interiors also has a website which I have browsed through many times. Not only do they sell jewellery, but they also stock shabby chic goodies for your home.

The company have stores in Cirencester, Bath, Tetbury and Malmesbury.

Friday, 6 June 2014

DGJ Organics - Hangover Hair

We have now moved in to the new house. There are boxes everywhere and I need to curl up in a dark room and sleep for the at least a week. Moving home is stressful and I hope to never do it again. However, being a homeowner is a wonderful feeling and I can't wait to unpack and get everything sorted.

Anyway, on to some goodies. I was recently sent a trio of gorgeous hair products to try out. From the DGJ Organics range I was sent the Argan Oil shampoo, conditioner and Hangover Hair deep conditioning treatment.

The DGJ Organics range was developed by celebrity hairdresser and colourist Daniel Galvin Junior a decade ago. The range has expanded so much that there are several collections available including Volume Plus, Hairjuice Clarifying, Kids Detangling Spray and shampoos for coloured hair. The range even has a hair colour remover product. 

The first thing which struck me about the Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner products was the smell. The shampoo has a cloudy almost milky look to it and the smell was rich and soothing. 

This is what DGJ said about their Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner: "Our Argan Oil Shampoo will strengthen, repair, nourish and reduce frizz. This specially formulated Shampoo with Moroccan Organic Argan Oil and rich in vitamin E, is designed for coloured, over-processed or unmanageable hair damaged by heat styling. The nourishing ingredients and gentle formula cleanse away daily impurities, whilst restoring moisture and repairing hair from within."
A 250ml bottle of either product costs £5.99.

This is what the company said about their Hangover Hair conditioning treatment: "We all know what a hangover feels like and our hair is no different. Pollution, diet and lifestyle can all take their toll. Our intensive conditioning repair and gloss treatment contains wheat protein, coconut derived extracts, vitamins, honey and organic lavender to detoxify and revitalise all hair types, leaving your hair glossy and full of shine."

I could feel a difference after the first wash, my hair was softer and easier to brush through after a shower. My favorite product has to be the deep conditioning treatment which I have been using twice a week. A little really goes a long way. 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Genie Lip Paint - Barry M - colour changing lip stick

Long-time no post.

I am having a stressful few weeks moving house but I will get back into a regular posting pattern soon.

Remember when the Molecule 1 perfume hit the shelves? The perfume which smells different on everyone because it adapts to your body?

Well the clever folks at Barry M have brought out a lipstick which changes colour based on the alkali in your lips.

Don’t be fooled by the neon green bullet, once applied the colour changes to a shade of pink to suit your skin tone.

Barry M claims their Genie Lip Paint will last eight hours and is an improved formula from the Touch of Magic lip paint.

This lippie is in Boots store across the UK now and will be stocked in Superdrug stores from June 4.

The product will cost £4.49, will you be giving it a go?

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Lotil - Seriously Good Foot Care with Aloe Vera

I hope everyone had a good weekend? The sun has been out in North Devon all weekend which meant I headed for the beach, relaxed and ate way too much. 

Since the summer is on its way I am dusting off the flipflops and sparkly strappy sandals. My poor feet have been neglected during the last few months tucked away. You know the drill, dry skin, unpolished toe nails....

Let's face it, nobody really likes feet, they aren't the most attractive of body parts. There are ways to make yours look and feel good in those summer sandals though. 

After using my Ped Egg to banish dry skin on my cracked heels (yuck) I file my nails and paint them, at the moment I am using Blueberry Icecream by Barry M. Once the nail polish is dry I use Lotil's Seriously Good Foot Care.

This foot cream is thick but not greasy, so it is good to slather on in the morning after the shower, but I also use it at night. This lotion helps to soften stubborn hard and dry skin. This is what Lotil has to say about the product:

"Lotil Foot Cream is the latest addition to the Lotil range. It is a rich, moisturising formula that penetrates deep into the skin to nourish, seal in moisture and soften hard, dry skin.

Lotil Foot Cream also contains added Rosemary Extract, a highly effective anti-oxidant that protects and softens the skin, and Aloe Vera, well known for its moisturising and soothing properties as well as its anti-inflammatory benefits."

I am now on the hunt for a good body lotion, any recommendations?
Enjoy the sun!