Being by Sanctuary Spa Salted Caramel & Macadamia Body Scrub Review

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.

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Revolution Beautiful Darkness Palette Review

Revolution has recently launched its Halloween 2018 collection and I for one could not wait to pick up some pieces.

Revolution Beautiful Darkness Palette

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?

Revolution Beautiful Darkness Palette

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.

Revolution Beautiful Darkness Palette Swatches

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.

Delicious Destinations Jungle Body Mist: Gucci Bamboo Dupe?

If you read my May Favourites post then you’ll know that I’ve been loving the Delicious Destinations body mists. The body mists come in a range of different scents and retail for £3.99 for 100ml (currently £1.98 on offer).

Delicious Destinations Jungle Body Mist Gucci Bamboo Dupe

“Take a walk through the jungle where wild exotic fruit notes are tangled with tropical & enticing oriental floral tones”

For a 30ml of Gucci Bamboo you’re looking at around £49, for a 100ml of Jungle its around £3.99 at most.

Funnily enough there are no notes of kiwi or palm leaf in Gucci Bamboo which I find strange so they may share other notes not mentioned on the Jungle bottle but to me personally they smell so similar and I’d much rather pay £1.98/£3.99 instead of splashing out £50.

A great thing about the body mist is that it does tend to last well on clothes and is small enough to keep in your bag to spritz throughout the day, as it is cheap anyway it does not matter how often it gets used where as I don’t tend to overspray Gucci.

Does anybody else think its a good match?

Let me know any dupes you know of in the comments below! 🙂

*Available at Superdrug

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub Review

Sugar Crush is my absolute favourite scent by Soap & Glory and for a long time now I’ve been meaning to try the body scrub. I’ve already tried the body butter and body wash which I love!

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush

This 50ml is from a gift set, I’m not 100% sure if you can buy this separately but if you can the travel size items cost around £3; the full size is 300ml and costs £8. The packaging is simple and stands out and comes in the form of a screw top pot.

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Scrub

The scrub smells fresh and divine, it’s a mixture of brown sugar, sea salt, lemon and sweet lime. It is thicker than other scrubs I’ve used but it isn’t a problem as it still glides on the skin and a little goes a long way.

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub

After use my skin felt soft, there was no irritation and it wasn’t drying. The scrub isn’t harsh so it can be used frequently but if you want a deeper exfoliation then you may want to try the Scrub ‘Em and Leave ‘Em body buff.

I would definitely recommend giving this a try and picking up Sugar Crush gift sets, there’s no better scent!

Revolution Pro Regeneration Mischief Mattes Palette Review

The Revolution Pro Mischief Mattes palette is packed full of colour for fun bold looks. It retails for £8 and contains 18 shades, I was kindly sent one to review for the Superdrug Blog Squad. Revolution Pro Mischief Mattes PaletteFirst of all I have to admit this is not a palette I would have chosen for myself due to the bold colours and the fact it’s all mattes as I prefer warm tones and shimmer.

Revolution Pro Mischief Mattes Swatches Row 1
Row 1
Revolution Pro Mischief Mattes Swatches Row 2
Row 2
Revolution Pro Mischief Mattes Swatches Row 3
Row 3

Some of the colours aren’t as bold as I thought they would be but they do build up nicely and blend easily. They might apply better with an eyeshadow primer as a few colours weren’t looking the best after a full day of wear.

This palette would be great for a makeup kit, festival, holiday or even for a bold everyday look. I love that the shade names are now printed on the palette, it’s also cruelty free and suitable for vegans!

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Revolution Pro Blur Stick Universal Face Primer

Hey everyone today’s post is another item from Revolution Pro which was kindly sent to me for the Superdrug Blog Squad. The Blur Stick Universal Face Primer is absolutely massive so it is difficult to get coverage all over the face so I tend to rub it on my fingers to be able to apply it to my nose etc…

Revolution Pro Blur Stick Universal Face Primer

It doesn’t come out with a colour on the face even though it looks like a foundation shade, it did make my face feel smooth but I personally prefer other primers with a gel like/moisturising consistency. Whilst it didn’t fully eliminate my pores it did reduce them and gave my base a matte finish so if you prefer a more dewy look then this primer is not for you. Personally I wouldn’t re-purchase this primer when it runs out as I feel there are better ones out there which are cheaper and easier to apply.

This primer is 30g and retails for £10, it is also vegan is cruelty free.

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Revolution Pro 4K Highlighter Palette Gold First Impressions

This month I was kindly sent a Revolution Pro bundle to review for the Superdrug Blog Squad. Revolution Pro is I believe the takeover of the Freedom brand.

Revolution Pro 4k Highlighter Palette and Swatches

I was really excited to receive a highlighter palette as who doesn’t love a highlighter? I was surprised to see how ‘bold’ the colours are as I would have associated them with eyeshadows instead of highlighters but they are really gorgeous colours.

For £8 you get four large pans in a cardboard casing which I think makes the palette look quite cheap as I would have preferred a plastic case and you don’t get a mirror.

The colours although they look great when swatched they are rather glittery on the face which I wasn’t a fan of personally, they are pigmented just very heavy on the glitter.

I wouldn’t recommend this as I feel for £8 and even under you can get much better highlighters from the Drugstore. This palette is cruelty free and vegan. 

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Solait Medium Tan Wipes

I finally did it, something I thought I would never do… I used fake tan! For the first time ever I ventured out of my comfort zone and tried the Solait Medium Tan Wipes.

At first I was worried by the word ‘Medium’ was I going to to go orange or really dark? Well no I didn’t I was pleasantly surprised to have a nice sun kissed glow.

Solait Medium Tan Wipes

Lets start positive: They cost £2.99 and are cruelty free and vegan. They are easy to use (rub in a circular motion) and to me it was a great colour that wasn’t too dark although I wouldn’t think it is a medium colour more on the light-medium side.

The negatives: You can’t see the product on the skin so there isn’t any indication of any missed patches so I did end up streaky but that could be down to lack of experience using tanning products. It also made my face feel oily but I do have combination skin.

The colour develops after 4 hours and because you don’t have to hop in the shower to wash it off you can easily repeat the process to cover the streaks or to build up the colour if you want darker skin. I’ve had one shower since applying the tan and my skin although streaky is still holding the colour so it doesn’t fully wash away at first.

These wipes would be great for on the go or to use as a top up for tan you want to stop fading.

Soph x Revolution Extra Spice Palette + Swatches

Sophie from Sophdoesnails and Revolution are at it again with another exciting collaboration! If you didn’t know then Soph is a Youtuber who does loads of great testing videos, first impressions etc… of mainly drugstore makeup. I absolutely loved her first eyeshadow palette and highlighter palette so I had to buy her new collection.

The packaging is stunning and definitely stands out, the look they’ve gone for is inverted colours of the original palette which is a great idea. The back of the box also reveals the shades inside but I don’t fully trust these as the shades tend to look different anyway.

Soph x Revolution Extra Spice Palette

There are 18 shades this time around so slightly less than the first palette but they both retail for £10. There’s 6 gorgeous shimmer shades and 12 mattes, this palette has bolder colours than the first one and I like that the shade names are now printed on the case instead of on the plastic sheet it comes with.

Soph x Revolution Extra Spice SwatchesSoph x Revoluion Extra Spice Swatches 2Soph x Revolution Extra Spice Swatches 3

I’m not the best at swatches but I’ve swatched all the colours to show what they are as the palette is only available online.

There is definitely pigment in these shadows, they are buildable and blend out easily so what more could you want from a palette? I love the shimmer shades the best and they don’t even need fixing spray to bring out the colour as they are already incredible when applied dry! I only wish there were more shimmers in the palette but that’s due to personal preference.

The colours are versatile and can be used to create loads of looks and match perfectly with the original palette.  

This palette is a bargain for £10! It’s also cruelty free and suitable for Vegans.