e.l.f (eyes. lips. face) has recently re-launched back in the UK and is available to buy from Superdrug, I’ve always wanted to try this brand in the past and never got around to doing so. The first product I’ve decided to try is the Mint Maniac Lip Exfoliator or Scrub, whichever you prefer to call it.
“Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel.” (eyeslipsface.co.uk)
Firstly the exfoliator comes in three different scents/flavours; Mint Maniac, Sweet Cherry and Clear. (There’s a few more choices on the official website) They cost £4.50 each and come in the sleek packaging shown above. One negative about the packaging is it’s quite bulky for the actual product and doesn’t seem overly necessary.
The exfoliator is easy to use due to its lipstick shape, just dampen your lips, scrub in circular motions and wipe away the excess product before applying a balm. It does have a minty tingle without being overpowering at the same time and tastes quite nice!
The scrub itself isn’t harsh which is always a bonus, I found it worked well from the first use and I would recommend it if you get dry lips or apply lip products on a regular basis. For the tiny price tag of £4.50 you cant really go wrong with it.
e.l.f cosmetics are hypoallergenic and cruelty free!
Tropical, exotic and creamy is one of many ways to describe the Coconut & Orchid Body Butter by Superdrug. I don’t know about you but coconut is one of my all-time favourite scents and I’m also an avid user of body butters. Having used many different brands over the years from Soap & Glory to The Body Shop, I will always come back to Superdrug.
You might be wondering why and how can an own brand product be any good? Well not only does this product smell incredible it’s also cruelty free and suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
It comes in a large 200ml pot which lasts for 12 months after opening and can I just say how cute is the packaging, it definitely stands out on the shelf.
The butter glides on the skin, doesn’t feel greasy and absorbs into the skin fast. At just £3.99 it’s inexpensive, often on offer either buy one get one free or it’s half price. There are many other great scents to choose from in the range including Cherry & Macadamia Nuts, Lotus Flower & Cherry Blossom and many more.
If you aren’t a body butter fan you can also get some of the scents in a body scrub and body lotion.
Looking for an exfoliator that’s all natural, cruelty free and suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians?
It may sound impossible but look no further, the Superdrug Vitamin E Gentle Oatmeal Exfoliator delivers all of that for £2.99. It’s packed with multivitamins A, B, E, F & H to replenish dry skin and protect it from premature ageing and environmental damage.
This scrub like the name suggests is gentle on the skin and doesn’t contain micro-beads like some of the leading brands on the market. My skin type is combination and I find that this exfoliator mattifies my skin without drying it out, it also leaves my face feeling clean, refreshed and smooth to the touch.
A little of this scrub goes a long way meaning the 100ml tube will last a while!
Whilst it may not smell the best due to containing oats and chestnuts and it does leave a slight mess in the sink, I would recommend it to anybody who is after a gentle scrub. With most scrubs you can’t really use them more than once a week due to the harshness of the micro-beads but with this one you can use it more often.
This is just one of many products in the Vitamin E range and is aimed at consumers with normal-dry skin.
Wilkinson Sword has teamed up with the newly released Wonder Woman film to bring 4 fabulous shades of lipstick you can choose when purchasing a selected razor product. (Intuition, Quattro and Hydro Silk)
The shades are called Wonder, Wisdom, Power and Grace and are worth £10 each.
The shade I selected is Power, along the sleek matte black packaging is the Wonder Woman logo on one side as shown and on the reverse of the lid is the shade name. The website claims the lipstick will be moisturising and long lasting.
The shade itself swatched gives off a pinky red vibe, it glides on the lips and gives the perfect classic red lip look. Whilst I’m not sure on its longevity I can tell you it does easily transfer when eating/ drinking and it does feel quite moisturising.
The other shade I ordered with my promotional code and hope to receive soon is the shade Wonder which is a gorgeous nude shade. Wisdom looks to be a deep red and Grace is a coral colour so there is quite a diverse selection to appeal to all audiences and skin tones.
The ingredients list for the lipsticks can also be found on the Wilkinson Sword website.
As the title suggests this post is all about the skin care products ive been using throughout pregnancy and have found quite useful. Currently I’m at 38 weeks and desperate for my little man to arrive! There are quite a few brands out there that cater specifically for pregnancy and ‘bump care’ but I have been using products that are suitable for everybody.
First of all is the shower products and if like me you have those sluggish days sometimes you just want a quick pamper and with the following products you can have just that.
A lifesaving product is the Wilkinson Sword Intuition Razor, with its huge soap block around the blades it makes it quick and easy to shave without having to mess around with shaving gel etc.. I personally loved this product before pregnancy but I’ve appreciated it a whole lot more since! You can get it in sensitive which is pictured above or there’s a pink handled razor which I believe is shea butter. You can buy the razor heads separate so there’s no need to throw the whole thing away after use.
Body Scrubs: This isn’t really a necessity but for some soft exfoliation (especially when you get a dry bump!) then I’ve found Boots Extracts and Sanctuary Spa to be really gentle on the skin. My Boots scrub is actually a festive one from a few years ago but you can find a whole range of scents in store/online, it doesn’t feel like your traditional scrub and is quite soft to touch and doesn’t feel harsh on the skin or have harsh scrubbing particles in it.
The Sanctuary Spa Moisturising Butter Scrub is also a firm favourite of mine, it’s again a gentle scrub but without the need to moisturise after use, which when you get to the latter stages of pregnancy is a great thing. The only issue I have with the packaging is it isn’t very sturdy and can feel flimsy at times which makes it awkward to get the product out.
Finally a product I’ve only been using since pregnancy is the Nivea In Body Shower Moisturiser, with this product you use your usual shower gel then step out of the water to apply the shower moisturizer to then wash it off and believe me your skin ends up so soft! The best way to use the product is to use as little as possible otherwise it can feel a bit greasy.
By no means are these products intended to help with common pregnancy issues such as stretchmark’s etc… they are just products that I found have made life a lot easier!
With so many skincare products on the market its hard to choose which brand to go for, what you may need in your daily routine and how often you should use the products in question.
Well the Sanctuary Spa CLEANSE Radiance Exfoliator is perfect for all skin types, the gentle scrub reveals “smoother, brighter & healthy looking skin” or so it states on the tube and I have to agree that the product is great!
I’ve only ever used body scrubs by this brand so when I received this mini facial scrub (15ml) in a Christmas gift set last year I was excited to give it a go. Whilst admittedly it isn’t the most attractive looking scrub it smells gorgeous and left my skin feeling soft and wasn’t drying.
The scrub is gentle enough to use 2-3 times per week and as stated before its fine on all skin types, I have combination oily skin and I haven’t found any problems with it.
On the back of the packaging it does state that the product is not tested on animals, however, there isn’t the leaping bunny logo and it does not state whether it is vegetarian or vegan friendly so you would have to check the ingredients carefully before purchasing.
The full size bottle (100ml) usually retails at around £10 and can be purchased from Boots or the Sanctuary Spa website. The only criticism I could have for the exfoliator is that the packaging of the trial size does not match with the full size bottle, so if you were to forget the name for it and went out looking for the matching packaging then you could miss out or buy the wrong item.
Overall I would recommend this product, a little goes a long way so its sure to last which therefore makes the £10 price tag worth it.
Highlight delight, the sell-out MUR palette you must get your hands on!
If you’re in need of a palette which houses bronzer, blusher and highlighter all in one then look no further than the Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold palette by the brilliant Makeup Revolution. The affordable palette retails at just £6 and contains 8 shades to choose from.
The products are quite pigmented and can be built upon to reach your desired look. (the palette looks so much better in reality)
Whilst the bronzer shade on the bottom row (second from the right) initially scared me to start with I found that it made a great eye-shadow shade, I don’t really wear bronzer much myself but others may love it.
The majority of the shades are shimmery, the only exceptions being the two matte bronzers on the end which are good shades for contouring. Unfortunately my Iphone isn’t the best at capturing how great these shades actually are.
Whilst the palette has sold out on Superdrug it can be found at Tambeauty which is the new home of the former Makeup Revolution website.
This is the first palette ive owned by MUR which wasn’t eye shadows and im really impressed with it overall.