Epsom salts is a must have in a bath for me, it has a delicate and relaxing scent of rose even in the packaging as you open it, it travels up the nose. With epsom salts being good for muscle relaxation, reducing inflammation & bloating - water retention it's a must have in the tub, while the Rose petals and Calendula soothe and relax your senses.
PHB Ethical Beauty Anti-Aging Eye Gel
I've applied this a few times now and even though it's a gel it doesn't make the undereye feel tacky. It absorbs nicely and doesn't appear to leave a trace afterwards. It's got a rose scent more than anything else but it is a Organic Aran & Rock Rose blend. It's said to help eyes feel hydrated and refreshed. Contains argan oil, seaweed, rock rose and lavender to target aging, relax muscle tension while helping to stimulate healthy production of collagen & elastin.
Grounded Coconut & Lime Hair Mask
First off, in love with the packaging. Reminds me of the Lucozade Sport packages back in the day & also my beloved Prtty Peaushun. Packaging aside, the scent combo - winner. Smells heavenly, that I'd want it all over my body not just my hair. I'm going to use this as a mask on a wash day & look to do a full review if this is a winner. It has extra virgin Coconut Oil, Macadamia Oil & Coffee Oil, enriched with Lime Oil for a refreshing tropical smell. The masks aim is to hydrate, soothe and condition. This brand has me intrigued...
Fairypants Lemon Drizzle Lip Scrub
Lip scrubs generally can be made yourself but it never hurts to get one ready made. This one is a lemon flavoured (citrus addict) lip scrub. Help you get rid of those dry lips and lemon also helps to brighten skin gradually. I don't find it to be abrasive and you just need a little amount to rub over the lips.
Alva Natural Cosmetics Green Equino Sparkling Harmony Mineral Powder
A multi-purpose mineral powder. Can be used as a eyeshadow, highlighter, mix it with a mixing medium for eyeliner or with clear gloss for a lip product. It's a warm sand, golden shimmer shade, you need to bang it a little to get it out of the stifler jar but you don't need much. I'm interested to see how this wears as a highlighter, I think it's going to be quite natural as it's not an overly shimmer product.
Has a particular product caught your eye?
You Dirty Scrub was started in 2015 & is made in the United Kingdom available on Etsy or the official website it has two products available for purchase Coffee £6.99 Or Himalayan Rock Salt £7.95. Both companies offer the scrubs with 200g worth of products & incredibly different prices.
You Dirty Scrub the coffee scrub smell, there's a different scent than the Frank (both original & coffee) it's a lot sweeter, the cinnamon & ginger blend comes through but it's not overpowering, I think it works well with the coffee it uses. The OG Frank is a lot more coffee shop strong but the coconut one, blends nicely and tones the coffee smell down more. YDS lingers more on the skin if you don't cream afterwards but dies down within 4 - 5 hours but unless you're sniffing your skin, you won't notice it.
They use very similar ingredients also but offer different oils and coffee choices. With Coffea Robusta Seed Powder being more coarse in texture and Arabica Coffee being more gentle. I suppose it's what you prefer. In terms of coarseness / oils but it all boils down to one thing; it's all about the caffeine.
Now if budget is a factor then You Dirty Scrub is perfect. I like that I feel I'm getting all my product, squeezed into the packet. I think it's better to try break it up more inside the package, so it crumbles so I don't feel I'm losing anything when it drops as it's quite moist so it clumps together more especially with being in tighter packaging. If your skin is more dry and needs hydrating while exfoliating, try this.
Looking for luxury and a variety then the different Frank Body scents offered adds to variety. If you've got dry skin the coconut might be better suited than if you have acne prone skin as coconut oil can be comedogenic.
I can say the prices can be justified by where ingredients are sourced! If you're looking to try out one, I'd say go with the You Dirty Scrub, it's affordable, does all that the larger brand does & it's made in the UK!
These Milani products are vegan & cruelty free. 6g tube with a doe applicator & flexible tip, both sides are useable. The liquid consistency is a thin watery one which means it's easy to go over the lip line & not have a clean finish. It's very easy for the applicator to give you more product than needed best advice is to find a lip pencil or use a lip brush and outline the edges so there's more of a neat finish as it's very easy for it to seep out of the lines.
Covet - Vampy Brown
Romance - Deep Red
Lust - Cool Rose
Adore - Pink Nude
Left - Right
Covet, Romance, Lust, Adore
Covet a medium-dark brown with warm undertones. Has a milky chocolate look to it. It's a true brown, I've been searching for the perfect brown and I think I may of found it. I found this to add warmth to my face, on my lips it was soft and dried quickly.
Romance a medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones, it's a gorgeous colour, can't deny that, reminds me of a red rose petal. Semi-opaque, no streaks, soft and comfortable to wear. It's certainly up there in my reds, it's a shame it's LE!
Lust a cool rose, medium pink, neutral to warm undertones. Lovely pigmentation more of a wearable pink for myself. I found this one easier to apply and even when it dried down it brightened up.
Adore a brightened but light medium peach with a little pink that dries down to a very opaque pale pink on my lips, probably not my favourite as I feel it's too light and can be a wash-out colour. I found this one to be the most drying out the collection that settled in the lip lines as it dried more & can separate when the lips are stretched when smiling. I found it settled darker along the lip line than anywhere else.
If you are interested in any of these LE shades here's a rundown of what the new replacements are in the collection.
Adorable (new) vs. Adore (original). Adorable is darker and browner.
Precious (new) vs. Lust (original). Precious is slightly darker.
Loved (new) vs. Beloved (original). Exact color match.
Covet (new) vs. Crushed (original). Covet is significantly more brown, with no red undertone.
Devotion (new) vs. Romance (original). Devotion is slightly darker.
Obsession (new) vs. Embrace (original). Almost an exact color match.
▶ Prevents Balding / Shedding.
▶ Controlling / Prevent Dandruff.
▶ Removes Excess Oil.
▶ Strengthens hair when used as a hair mask.
▶ Reduces Thinning.
& that's probably just the minimum...
1. Heat Protection
2. Reduces Split Ends
4.Leave-in Hair Treatment
5.Reduces Frizz and Smoothes
6. Blowdry Styling Aid
Well, my views have been changed #WaistGang style. I'm part of the society and so far, I'm loving it. I was contacted by Slimming Solutions asking if I'd be interested and all my negative thoughts preoccupied my mind. After going on the site and reading various reviews on the different Waist Trainers offered, I noticed they seemed to be from women who had some jiggle happening, either from loosing weight, pregnancy or weight gain.
What I'm expecting from this experience:
‣ inch loss.
‣ better posture.
Your waist trainer is by your waist size, not dress size. They have guides so it's pretty easy to choose your selection. I was debating whether to get the waist trainer or the vest but after pondering about the straps on the vest, I went with the former. I chose the Classic Black 3 Hook Latex Waist Shaper By Ann Chery, after reading some reviews, it had my size and I was happy enough to proceed. Upon receiving this, it comes in a plastic clip case, it's no fuss packaging but that's fine as it's not the packaging we're wearing. Taking it out, it's already unhooked, ready to be wrapped and hooked. Keep in mind this is latex, it carries a new, plastic scent but once out the packet it begins to wear off hours later.
There are 3 hooks, the outer one is looser, middle one is a medium fastening while the last hook is tight. This is my hook, this holds no prisoners, the first time trying it. You're feeling to suck it in and pull it across, getting it hooked from top to bottom upon the first try was a heated challenge. I needed help but once on, I felt good. After I showered and got ready to really begin to put this to the test, it felt as though it had it's initial stretch out and was more relaxed to begin the hooking process, which was easier, no help and I didn't lay down or suck my stomach in. I left the trainer to do it's job. Once on, it gives a beautiful silhouette as it allows my hips & bum to be more prominent. As I currently stand the inches were 37" but my hips are 43 1/2" which is a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.85 which is average - go figure!! Ideally I'd like to lose 10 inches approx off my waist but not on this round of waist training of course, I'm being realistic on the course of body toning and shaping.
Posture, let me tell you now. If you've got bad posture, hello! You'll be sitting so proper, giving length and height already to your body. There's no room to be slouching while wearing this, which I think is good because it'll become a habit to sit better after you're not wearing the trainer, which I'm hoping happens in my case. I'm the worst even while meditating to try sit upright without slouching because it feels uncomfortable but let's see, I'm going to try wear this for roughly 8 hours a day and see how I get on for the next month.
These chewy sweets are moreish. I do miss chewy sweets as a lot of them contain animal gelatin of some kind. "Liven up dull moments with a cocktail of succulent tropical goodness." The blend of Mango, Pineapple & Raspberry is my new favourite, I already juice using Mango & Pineapple but the Raspberry addition is nice. - Favourite New Item in Box!
Friendly Soap Cocoa Butter Facial Cleansing Bar
Friendly Soap are made by hand using a cold process method, with ingredients carefully chosen by them to make sure that every product is earth, animal & skin friendly. You can smell the faint cocoa smell in the packaging but it's not as overpowering as raw cocoa butter. It's made of 1/3 Cocoa Butter, 1/3 Olive Oil & 1/3 Coconut Oil all free of fragrance, palm oil, SLS & Paraben. This would be a great addition to anyones bathroom for kids to adults. With the amazing benefits of just those three ingredients, your skin will thank you!
Creative Nature Peanut Protein Bar
Affectionately known as a 'healthy Snickers' bar by consumers. It contains dates, peanuts, pea protein and sultanas, it's good for those wanting a pre or post workout snack or even just as a snack for a boost whenever needed. The feedback I got was it's heavy in texture but very nutty! As I don't eat dates or sultanas I couldn't try it out as I love peanuts.
Conscious Chocolate Mint Hint Organic Raw Chocolate
This reminds me of a very rich After 8 without the middle. It's quite rich and half a section was enough for me at a time, made of the freshest raw, vegan organic chocolate with organic essential oil peppermint & 65% Cacao solids, if you like rich dark chocolate with mint, this one will not fail your taste buds.
TAPPED Birch Water with Bilberry & Lingonberry
Sweet tree-tapped water mix with bilberry & lingonberry juices. In Winter birch trees store vital minerals and vitamins in their roots. In spring water is filtered up through the trunk nourishing the tree. Then it's tapped from the trees. Birch water is nature's detox the antioxidant manganese helps you feel tip top all day! There's no refined sugars, only 40 calories & all natural.
Popchips Sea Salt & Vinegar flavour
Never fried & never baked. I love Popchips, I really have to look out for them more and purchase them because everytime I have them I'm reminded how much I love the texture and flavours & at 95 calories a bag, what's not to love?
Start from the inner brow moving up towards the arch and then downwards. Where it is thinner, turn the doe tipped wand and use just the tip for a finer line.
What I found is as soon as it comes out of the bottle the powder & fibre are loaded on the wand that when it's applied it's very pigmented and may be a bit much for someone who's not use to that, a tip I'd say is to wipe the excess on your hand and use what's left and reapply until you build up the desired look. I wanted to keep mine looking as natural as possible, so I still had some of my skin showing through but you can see that where it's sparse on my arch it filled in and looked as natural as it could be. This may be good for those not comfortable with a pencil or find waxes not soft enough for their preference. It says you can get about 120 uses from this 4g tube. I'm just not sure if I'd bother with it, I'm pretty on the fence on terms of do I need it, it can be a little messy when using it with fall out, powder on the cheeks & although it's easy to remove when you're taking your make-up off. Interesting concept but maybe until I find a way to use it to get a real desired look on my brow
Water is going to help boost our skins elasticity & help the skin to glow - amongst other benefits. Think of it as an inner moisturiser. If you was to drink 2 litres of water all day for 5 days, we all may see such a difference but I understand water might not be for us all. I use to hate water! What? Yes! I can't tell you how I overcame my waterphobia but I did, cut out a lot of my fizzy drinks - I was a Dr. Pepper addict. I know so many of us have a sweet tooth so why not try fizzy water as an alternative? It'll help cut out the sugar or if you choose to have it with flavouring it makes it more tasteful. I was sent a SodaStream machine last month alongside some hydrating Dermalogica ♥ products. This isn't the first time this home has had a
sell flavours you can add after the process.
They now do Liquid Matte Lipsticks - now you know those are my shit!!
Put on some lipstick
and pull yourself together.
― Elizabeth Taylor
- Note. When a brand takes heed of even one complaint and takes it upon themselves to reach out and correct the mistake one way or another, that's a company I don't mind purchasing from again.
Scholl Velvet Smooth Nail Care, back in the day (not that far back) roughly 2011/2012 maybe I had this other Scholl system, Scholl Cordless Travel Manicure Set, has interchangeable heads, various forms of files & buffing. Reminds me of what they use at a nail shop, some of the files I found a bit too rough to use on my nails but this device makes it easy, just like each head, it's as easy as 1,2,3. You've your (1) File, (2)Buff & (3) Shine. The heads oscillate with a 2 speed setting, simple you file your nails, buff to even any ridges and shine to, well shine.
After removing the polish and doing a baking soda + lemon juice soak & scrub, I dried my nails and buffed and shined. I didn't use the file this time but I did the week prior when doing my nails. I use it on the first setting which is the lowest with the file as I don't want too much pressure but I prefer to do it with an actual nail file as I can do the pressure and speed to my liking. The buff & shine, bring it on.
Removes any roughness off the nails, also it gives a healthy sheen to them, nail polish glides on better too. This can be nice if you work in an environment where nail polish isn't allowed but you want your nails to look presentable. I know there are shine blocks for this but hey this takes the manual side out of it, if those aren't for you.
The benefits seeing as it can be used for numerous problems such as: neck & back pain, sciatica, headaches, to help you fall asleep faster & also cellulite reduction. Within the packaging you get a user booklet (which I highly suggest you read), that gives you suggestions on how to use your mat which is extremely helpful as it guides you to how long you need to use the mat for depending on what you're using it for.
acupuncture for headaches and this can help and if I just lay with it on my neck and on the lower portion of my head, it can ease the pain. If I'm sitting at a desk, I'll put my feet on it, to help the circulation and the same goes for my hands.
Not only am I using it, my grandmother is too for her hip and back pain & she's admitted she feels better after usage. So it's for all ages and in the long run cheaper than continuously going for acupuncture, this mat is convenient to you.
"The Winter chill has finally gone, Spring fever has hit and the beach is calling! Essie wants to invite you to be in a permanent Sunshine State of Mind with the new essie Spring Collection 2016."
Shade On is a bright, slightly muted purple another transition season shade, it's warmer than other purples you'd associate with the colder months. It's a colour I feel will be good for all skintones.
Poolside Service is a medium, teal blue, a different shade for the month but I can see that it's inspired probably by the rich palm trees and the deep blue sea waters.
Essie Spring Collection 2016 Lounge Lover, Essie Spring Collection 2016 Shades On & Essie Spring Collection 2016 Off Tropic