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.

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Mad Beauty True Love’s Kiss Face Mask Review

Who knew that Disney face masks existed!? I was nicely surprised the other day when my boyfriend had brought me this mask to try out. It features my favourite Princess, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty which is definitely boyfriend points. 

Mad Beauty True Love's Kiss Face Mask

I love the packaging and you can get other masks featuring Ariel, Belle and Jasmine. This mask cost £4 from The Disney Store but you can buy them online from other retailers such as Amazon.

Mad Beauty True Love's Kiss Sheet Mask

The sheet mask features a cute design which I think is the same design for all of the Disney Princessmasks. (Apologies for the poor quality image)

Upon getting it out of the packet I must say it is the wettest sheet mask I have ever tried which wasn’t particularly pleasant as I had to immediately go and wash it off my hands whilst trying not to touch anything!

It was too big for my face which is pretty standard for sheet masks anyway so it would be great if they came in different sizes. I left it on for 10-15 minutes like it suggests and my face was completely soaked in product afterwards which resulted in being washed off.

The lavender scent wasn’t too overpowering which was good but I was put off by how wet the product was as it didn’t really give the pamper session a relaxing feeling.

Whilst it left my skin feeling nice and soft afterwards and didn’t irritate any blemishes I do feel that for £4 I didn’t see any noticeable differences and considering most of the product probably got washed off it isn’t worth the money.

Have you tried any Disney masks?

B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz

Instantly energise and awaken your skin with the B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz. It contains Caffeine, Vitamin C and Cucumber Juices to boost skins radiance with a healthy glow. I believe this product only launched this year but I was kindly sent it to review for the Superdrug Blog Squad. 

B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz

This is the first facial spritz I have tried as I have never really been interested in using them before, it is a really nice spritz that doubles up as a makeup setter and it does not soak you when you spray it on your face and doesn’t take too long to dry. 

I have mainly used it for setting my makeup  and I have found that it stops my skin from getting oily and my makeup looks great throughout the day, usually my foundation will look oily around my t-zone if it isn’t set with this spray. 

You can use this spritz pretty much whenever you like so it comes in a handy 75ml bottle which you can just keep in your handbag. It is suitable for all skin types and I have found that the product is lasting quite well and wont need re-purchasing for a while. I think it will make a great addition to anybody going to festivals this year or even if you’re going on holiday as it has a cooling sensation.  

It retails for £7.99 (currently buy one get one free) is cruelty free and suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.  

Only available at Superdrug

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Superdrug Treat Me Body Sorbet Review

Time for another skincare review and of course it’s another Superdrug product as you all know I love Superdrug’s own brand and feature it a lot on this blog and I am also part of their Blog Squad.

Superdrug Treat Me Body Sorbet

Go fruity or sweet with the Treat Me range which features bath soaks, body butters and body sorbets in a range of different scents.

I was kindly sent these products to review and whilst I love the scent of the Mango & Coconut I’m not too keen on the Rhubarb & Custard one.

I’d never used a body sorbet before and did originally think you used it in the shower like a gel but you use it afterwards. It’s runny in comparison to a moisturiser and does take longer the sink in but it’s worth it.

These sorbets will leave your skin feeling super soft and for an extra pampering sensation you can actually put them in the fridge beforehand for a cooling effect.

The Rhubarb & Custard is true to its scent but I found it quite strong so I would recommend you smell it before purchase. The Mango & Coconut smells very tropical and leans more towards the mango side for the scent.

These retail for £3.99 and are cruelty free, vegan and vegetarian friendly.

Superdrug Multi-Mask Duo

Hey everyone, today’s post is all about the multi mask duo sachet from Superdrug which was kindly sent to me as part of their Blog Squad. One side is a moisture mask specifically designed for your cheeks and the other side is a clay mask for your t-zone.

Superdrug Multi Mask Duo

Moisture mask: This mask smells amazing and contains vitamin e which is brilliant for your skin. I’m sure I’ve used this before in a squeeze tube (past review) and it goes on like a moisturiser with a similar consistency and it leaves skin feeling amazing.

Clay Mask: Again I’m sure this was in a squeeze tube as well but I’m not sure if it’s still sold as I didn’t see it on the website. It’s a Dead Sea mask which smells like a men’s shower gel but in a good way and the scent isn’t overpowering. The focus for this is your t-zone and let me tell you it leaves your skin feeling so clean!

I’m not really bothered about mixing masks when it comes to my own personal use as I’m too lazy and tend to forget which area to put it in as I tend to go straight in with the mask. I do think it’s a great option though if you’ve never tried either mask before and want to trial it first before buying it individually. 

This mask doesn’t state the skin type it’s suitable for so if you have sensitive skin I think the Dead Sea salt might be a bit harsh on your skin but the moisturising side would be fine so maybe buy that one separately.

Again it is also vague about who its suitable for in terms of its consumer ethics it mentions being suitable for vegetarians but there is no mention of whether or not it is suitable for vegans like the majority of their products are so check the ingredients before purchase.

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Surviving University: Health, Body & Skin Edition

It’s that time of year again where University is upon us, firstly congratulations if you got into your chosen uni’s and courses! Or perhaps you are a returning student then its good luck for your continuing studies.

Today’s post is a mini survival post on how to take care of your health, body and skin during your year of study. Some of the products were kindly sent to me from Sam Jennings PR company and will feature a * next to them.

Iron Vital M*: These chewable iron tablets are great for those who don’t get enough iron in their diets and hate the taste of traditional iron tablets, these ones are fruity berry flavoured and cost £9.95 for 30 tablets at http://www.Healthy2u.co.uk. Anybody can suffer with iron deficiency so if you’re lacking energy it might not be all those late nights! These are particularly great for vegans and vegetarians who won’t be able to get a great source of iron from red meat.(Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly)

ImmunPRO Infection Blockers*: Fresher’s Flu is notorious and if you don’t catch it then you’re one of the lucky ones but if you are prone to catching nasty germs easily then ImmunPro Infection Blocker tablets might answer your prayers; these chocolate peppermint tablets form a barrier in the mouth and throat that offers protection from germs for 2 hours.  Available in Boots for £7.95. (Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No artificial colours or preservatives)

Clarol Sebopure

E.L.F Lip Scrub: Dry lips season is on the way and a perfect product to tackle chapped lips is this affordable scrub! A full review can be found here 

Clarol Sebopure*: Long sufferer of acne prone, oily or combination skin? We all want perfect skin without it costing us a fortune or having to use multiple products at a time, well this moisturiser/serum is all you will need to stop your pores from being blocked or inflammation. You can use this product overnight or as a base for other products, I personally use it in the day underneath make up and ive had no breakouts! Best of all its suitable for Vegans and is free from perfumes or parabens. You can find it on http://www.clarol.co.uk and 50ml will cost you £12.95. A little of this product goes a long way.

Belmio Coffee

Belmio Coffee*: A big must have for students is coffee, be the envy of all your friends with Belmio Coffee pods (suitable for Nespresso machines), why spend a fortune in Starbucks when you can have great tasting premium Belgium coffee at home and whenever you want? There’s a great range of flavours and with the introductory offer of £14.95 for 50 capsules you could even go halves with your friends! (https://www.belmio-cafe.co.uk/)

I wish you all the best of luck on your journeys and hope that these survival methods have helped or inspired you!

Got your own survival methods then why not leave them below in the comments?

Pregnancy Skin Care Favourites

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.

Shower Products

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!

Sanctuary Spa Radiance Exfoliator Review

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!

sanctuary-spa-radiance-exfoliator

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.

sanctuary-spa-exfoliator-scrub

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.

sanctuary-spa-radiance-exfoliator-full-size
(Google Images)

 

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.

Superdrug: Mini Mask Haul

Superdrug’s range of own brand products are a firm favourite of mine (see past reviews) so I decided to try out to more masks from their squirty bottle range. The Superdrug mask sachets are also a great purchase and come in different scents and are for different purposes and skin types.

Superdrug masksI picked up the masks up on the offer 2 for £3.50 , the Aloe Vera is for normal or combination skin whilst the Dead Sea Mud mask is for normal or oily skin. The bottles are great to use if you aren’t a fan of the sachet varieties, personally I like both but sometimes the sachets go to waste…

Aloe Vera

This mask is green in colour and is a creamy consistency, the smell isn’t overpowering which is always a good sign. It doesn’t come out too thick but you could always layer up the mask if you wished too… I found the mask left my skin really soft and I would use it again.

Dead Sea Mud

The first thing I noticed about this mask was its smell, it smells like the shower gels aimed specifically for men but this shouldn’t put you off… the mud is a grey colour and again doesn’t come out too thick.  My skin felt quite warm to touch after the mask was removed and slightly red in places.

Both masks have a take off time of 10-15 minutes.

A Friendly Warning

Product reviews on the Superdrug website state that some of the consumers have had reactions to both of these masks and have experienced red blotchy skin.  

The bottle suggests you test a small patch before using it fully but if you have sensitive skin I’d personally give it a miss.