It’s been a while since I’ve posted so what better way to start a new year than with a new post.
As part of the 2019 Festive range Rich Plum has became a firm favourite of mine from The Body Shop. This lightweight hand cream could be purchased separately (£5) or as part of the festive sack gift set (£16).
I’m not usually a hand cream fan as I hate it when they feel greasy but this one sinks in instantly, has a lovely smell and a little goes a long way.
It’s the perfect size to keep in your bag, there’s a wide range of scents to choose from and its cruelty free, I’m not sure if it’s Vegan as it doesn’t say so I’ve inserted a photo of the ingredients.
My hands don’t get overly dry so I can’t comment on if it’s good for very dry skin but it does leave my hands feeling lovely and soft.
It’s currently half price in the sale so check your local store!
What’s your favourite range in The Body Shop?
As someone who isn’t too great at filling in their brows I’ve finally managed to find the perfect product and it’s only £3!
The Precise Brow Pencil by Revolution is perfect for filling in sparse brows with its tiny nib and the spoolie comes in handy too.
Currently my eyebrows look patchy where I’m trying to grow them and with this pencil I get a perfect even look which doesn’t take too long to do.
Currently on the Superdrug website you can only get the shades light, medium and dark brown which is pretty poor but maybe you can get more shades in the store?
I love how quick and easy the pencil is to use, it’s super affordable, vegan and cruelty free.
Body scrubs play an important part in any skincare routine and I’m always on the lookout for new ones to try.
I absolutely love Sanctuary Spa so thought I’d give Being a try to see if the sister brand is just as good.
There isn’t much of a scent range to choose from for this brand although they do have a wide range of products such as mask, butters and bath bombs etc…
For £9 you get 250g of the body scrub, mine is Salted Caramel & Macadamia which I have to admit is an interesting choice of scent.
It’s not overpowering with salted caramel definitely coming out on top but I do prefer fruity scents or the classic Sanctuary Spa scent.
The scrub itself had a waxy texture and is that fine you can barely feel it scrub. It did leave my skin feeling smooth but I prefer a deeper scrub which you can feel working.
For £9 I would say it’s more on the pricey side as there are better scrubs on the market you can for a similar price or cheaper.
The brand is cruelty free and a lot of the products are Vegan which I believe this one is.
Last month I ordered The Nutcracker November Birchbox and inside was a small 13g sample of Sand & Sky Purifying Pink Clay Mask. This Australian Pink Clay mask retails for full price at £39.90.
Admittedly when seeing the sample size I was disappointed at how small it was as it probably won’t last very long.
On first application I did notice it has a smell similar to marzipan but not as strong… The clay is more of a light peach colour than pink and turns white when dry and claims to take around 10 minutes to dry but I found it was drying as I was applying it.
I’d never heard of this brand before and from first impressions it’s not a brand I’d really look into again as I didn’t find it made my skin look any better than if I’d used a cheaper drugstore mask.
Out of all the products I received in the Birchbox this was probably my least favourite.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….
Superdrug kindly sent me some gift sets to review for their Blog Squad and first up is the Impulse Sparkle and Shine Gift Set which is exclusive to them.
This set retails for £10 and comes in a large disco ball which you’ll either love or hate. Personally I think it aims it more at a younger market.
Inside is four of their full size 75ml body sprays including: Hint of Musk, True Love, Tease and Very Pink.
The sprays usually retail for around £1- £1.99 so really you are paying slightly extra for the packaging.
I think the gift would make a great present idea for a Secret Santa.
There are more Impulse gift sets available catering for different price ranges.
The new Superdrug Oat & Coconut range is designed for sensitive and dry skin and retails for £5.99.
The products were kindly sent to me to review for the Superdrug Blog Squad.
The range smells better than I expected as I’m not keen on Aveeno products with the oatmeal scent.
My favourite product is the oil enriched cream, it doesn’t feel greasy and dries down quickly. My partner also used this product on a burn and it cleared it up and made that area less sensitive.
The Daily Lotion also dries down quick and is perfect to use for a light moisturizer.
I am not really a fan of hand creams and I did find this one to be slightly greasy but if you do suffer with dry or cracked skin in the Winter then it may be worth trying. It retails for £4.99.
Overall I do like this range and feel it would be a great alternative to Aveeno for a much more affordable price.
As always with Superdrug it is cruelty free and vegan.
Benefit Hoola Bronzer is a holy grail product in the beauty community and I have finally had the pleasure of trying it. I have a miniature version that came free in Elle magazine.
The full size bronzer is £25.50 with miniature trial sizes being £12.50.
This is a fully matte bronzer which has great pay off without being too pigmented or orange/cool toned. It is the perfect shade for me and looks quite natural when blended into the skin.
I was never really much of a bronzer fan before but ever since having this product I have used it consistently and absolutely love it. As Christmas is coming up the Hoola Bronzer is in quite a few of the Benefit gift sets which are worth checking out.
If you have pale skin there is now a Hoola Bronzer Lite which may be better suited for your skin tone.
Hi guys, I was recently sent a skincare package by Superdrug to review for their Blog Squad. The We Love range has recently expanded and I was excited to receive the pink grapefruit jelly scrub.
I have never used a jelly scrub before but I know that Lush has jelly bath products so maybe Superdrug is trying to appeal to Lush consumers?
First of all this scrub smells amazing! It isn’t too overpowering and offers a gentle scrub which can be used more than once a week, it is a weird consistency but I soon got used to it. If you prefer more of an exfoliating scrub then I wouldn’t recommend this as it isn’t like an ordinary body scrub.
I really like this product and I will be repurchasing it when it runs out. It’s super affordable at £4.99 for 200ml and there is a wide range of scents and other skincare bits in this range.
The only negative I have is the pot is quite thin plastic so I feel it could crack easily if dropped.
As always with Superdrugs own brand it is vegan friendly and cruelty free.
I Heart Revolution has branched out into bath and skincare as well as releasing new makeup products every other week.
I ordered three of the bath bomb fizzers when they were first released and have just got around to testing out the Mermaid Splash one.
The bath bombs retail for £3 each and come in a range of different scents. The Mermaid Splash fizzer is supposed to have an ‘aquatic’ scent but I didn’t really notice much of a scent to it.
For the price I wasn’t expecting Lush quality but I was disappointed that it didn’t change the water a different colour like it says it does and the glitter was minimal and instantly clung to the side of the bath.
Personally I feel like I Heart Revolution have missed the mark with their bath products as their makeup is always great quality.
Revolution has recently launched its Halloween 2018 collection and I for one could not wait to pick up some pieces.
Beautiful Darkness retails for £6 and features a mixture of gorgeous shimmers and mattes. Can we all take a moment to appreciate the spooky packaging?
Something ‘new’ I’ve noticed about the layout of this palette is the larger pans for the transition and matte highlighter shade which a lot of people will appreciate.
Out of 12 shades there are only 4 shimmers but they are absolutely stunning when applied with your finger, I tried with a wet brush but it didn’t pay off as nicely.
My absolute favourite shade is Dead Rose, my swatches don’t do this palette justice but it is a gorgeous Red shimmer. Poison is also a gorgeous green/brown shimmer whereas Corrupted is a beautiful gold that needs building up.
The back of the box on my palette did have a few spelling mistakes for the shade names but that isn’t really an issue for me and might have been from a bad batch but it really doesn’t effect the palette overall.
As always the shadows are pigmented, buildable and had no fallout for me.
This palette is cruelty free, Vegan friendly and currently 3 for 2 on Superdrug.