Today is the turn of Decleor Aroma Cleanse Hydra Radiance Cleansing Mousse.
I got this in a part of a kit so hence the half size (50ml) but it still lasted me for about 4 months, I used it 3-4 times a week. Decleor say this is a 3in1 formula that cleanses, restores and moisturises.
Hydra Radiance Cleansing Mousse is a beautiful creamy texture that foams up when you add a wee bit of water, it thoroughly does clean your skin but it can leave skin feeling a bit squeaky. For me it’s not too much of a problem as I’m oily but I wouldn’t recommend this to drier skin types. Still I only used this a few times a week, even I wouldn’t be able to use this every day.
This Cleanser smells beautiful, of course it does, it’s a Decleor product! It smells of Aromessence Neroli, which I do love so it’s a gorgeous Floral scent. Not sure this one would be for the boys scent wise, although they might like the formula to shave with.
It has an exfoliator built in, again as it’s Decleor there are no ingredients listing on the website (Dear Decleor, please sort this out as soon as possible. Please and thank you!) I find this VERY annoying. I like to know what ingredients I’m using and I like to let you know what are in products.
I do like this cleanser, but as I said before it’s not something I would use every day because of that squeaky result, but I certainly enjoyed using this a few times a week.
A 100ml bottle is £26.00 and available from http://www.decleor.co.uk.
Till next time,
I have some makeup today in the form of a beautiful Cloud 9 Luxurious Lipstick in the colour Julie.
Cloud 9 is the brainchild of Karen @grownupglam on Instagram, she has created a matte lipstick collection that’s more sophisticated than I have seen from a lot of brands who go matte. There are 7 shades, Daphne, Kristen, Julie, Sophia, Jenna, Polly and Lauren.
My friend Kassie very kindly sent me Julie, which I have to say is the perfect shade for me. The formula is beautiful, as you can see there is a slight sheen to the finish (I hate gloss so I always lean toward matte) so it’s not a traditional drying matte Lipstick. It’s moisturising too and so comfortable to wear. The pigment is vibrant and strong so the colour lasts a decent amount of time too.
The lipsticks are $14.00 and which at the time of writing equates to £11.62, I think it feels definitely worth that price. In my opinion these lipsticks do feel luxury and the packaging is lovely too. There is quite a high shipping charge which is around £20 which is unfortunately what UPS charge. This does push the price up, however when you think of what you can spend on some lipsticks in department stores that would work out to be equal in price, I do think it is worth it.
The link to Karen’s site is http://instagram.com/cloud9lipstick and you will be able to get to her shop via shopify.
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It’s March already, how did that happen?? So it’s time for You Beauty Box to appear on the blog.
So this month I chose:
- Button and Wilde Body Lotion in Citrus Rose
- Lola Makeup by Perse nail polish in Blue Stone
- The Hero Project Vitamin C Serum
- Bagsy Wow Lips Full Colour Chubby Stick
I have the Gold membership which is the bargain price of £10.99 for four products. I will be doing separate reviews on each product on the blog so stay tuned!
To order your box go to http://www.box.you.co.uk
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I’ve tried Korean BB creams before and I really think they are the best and Precious Mineral Matte BB Cream from Etude House is an absolute belter!
I have to be honest and say I’m not the hugest of fans of Liquid bases, I’m a Mineral girl through and through. Having oily skin I find them greasy and heavy and they slide off my skin. Not so with this BB Cream and in addition to that it leaves a small amount of glow it being the Matte formula.
My favourite element of this is the coverage, my God does it cover well! My pigmentation can be hard to cover and can make my makeup/skin looking muddy. It’s easily buildable if you need that. There is only one layer of my skin below.
I didn’t use any other base in either picture, in the bottom photo I used blush, lipstick and some mattifying powder to set the BB Cream. It’s a gorgeous Silky texture and it’s SPF50 PA +++. I like that it has such a high coverage of both pigment and SPF, I think this would be a good one to wear all year round. I have layered Bare Minerals original foundation over the top and the both work well together.
The shade I chose was Vanilla and it’s the perfect shade for me. I use Fairly Light in Bare Minerals Original and Vanilla in Complexion Rescue. I do like that, but the Etude House has much better coverage and a higher SPF than the Bare Minerals.
I bought mine from eBay where I got it for under £10, Precious Mineral also comes in a more glowy formula but the Matte works perfectly for me.
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I’ve been looking for a good Vitamin C product for a while now, so I chose The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA spheres 2%. Vitamin c products seem to be quite expensive and difficult to make as it can be very tricky to keep it active.
It has been a part of my Instagram feed for a while so I thought I would give it a try. I have to tell you that I have pretty hardy skin, it’s rare I have problems and I am used to using active ingredients. I have heard that Vitamin C is good for lightening pigmentation and this being an affordable price I snapped it up.
I used this for about a week and I had to stop using it. The texture is gritty and absolutely awful, I don’t know how anyone gets on with this product. It also burns like an absolute git, I’m used to the tingle of using acids, but sweet Baby Jesus and the orphans I thought my face would fall off. It didn’t of course, but this was so damn uncomfortable I chucked it in the bin. Sorry Deciem, but I can’t recommend this one.
So my hunt for a decent, affordable Vitamin C product is still ongoing. If you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know in the comments.
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I have the Miaroma Lavender and Coconut Oil Hydrating Spritz today, I bought this while it was on promotion in Holland and Barrett primarily to use last thing at night to help me relax and sleep better.
The ingredients are: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sorbitol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Linalool, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Geraniol, Limonene.
As you can see, there are no alcohols, parabens or mineral oils included as it’s based on natural ingredients, this is a beautiful Mist that really lives up to it’s name. I enjoyed using this so much as it is super hydrating without being greasy and sinks into skin very quickly. There is a strong Lavender scent, however I love lavender so it’s not an issue for me.
I started off just using it at night before turning out the light, but I ran out of Toner and thought I would use this. It’s really beautiful, a few sprays are all you need for skin that feels lovely and moisturised. I had a lot of comments on this when I posted my routines online, a lot of people were intrigued by this!
It’s £8.00 for 100ml which is more expensive than I would usually use on a toner but it is often on promotion in Holland and Barrett, I got it on a buy one get one free. I actually think this is worth it’s price tag and I would repurchase, it’s effective and so pleasurable to use. Miaroma Lavender and Coconut Oil Hydrating Spritz is available from Holland and Barrett in store online.
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Today I have Decleor Iris Rejuvenating Night Balm. I have been converted to the use of balms since I started blogging, I’ve tried a few Balm cleansers and used some moisture balms in my Skincare routine.
Decleor Iris is for lines and wrinkles, I actually ordered the Neroli balm but I was sent this instead and I couldn’t be bothered with the faff of returning and waiting for the other one (I’m lazy!) so I thought I would test this out on the necklace lines around my neck which I really don’t like.
I couldn’t find the ingredients on the Decleor website and to be honest that annoys me. It isn’t difficult to let your customers know what is in your products, I like to know as there are ingredients I like to avoid. Decleor state this is a natural product with no water or filling ingredients, but I can’t definitely say for sure.
Iris Night Balm is to be used at night as your Serum/Oil/Moisturiser so you can get away with one step. I have layered over other products (waiting for each layer to be absorbed) and it was fine, there wasn’t anything I tried that resulted in the dreaded pilling. It has a beautiful Floral/woody kind of fragrance, it does contain essential oils so if you are sensitive this isn’t for you.
I used it primarily on my neck morning and night in some cases, this is a lovely balm but I didn’t really notice any improvement especially in texture on my neck which at the time felt grainy. I think to be honest I don’t think I needed this particular one. I have since used Balmology Soothing Comfort Balm and that has definitely improved the texture of my skin and made it smoother.
I think you need to have a lot of lines and wrinkles to see the benefit of this balm, even if you do Decleor Iris wouldn’t be my first choice. Balmology has quickly become my brand of choice when it comes to balms (watch out for my review of their new facial oil, it’s currently unreleased but I have been testing it, as soon as it’s available I will post) as they really do work and price/volume wise are much better value. I still like Decleor as they are a great aromatherapy brand but this product wasn’t really for me.
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