Dr Organic Moroccan Glow Body Polish

Dear beauties,

Another offering from Dr Organic today, with their Moroccan Glow Body Polish. This is part of the Moroccan Argan Oil range, this is the first step in self tan aspect.

I am not a self tanner really, I don’t have the patience for it but you don’t need to use faux tan to appreciate this wonderful scrub. I am a huge fan of Dr Organic brand and particularly the Argan Oil products.

Moroccan Glow Body Polish doesn’t use plastic micro beads, it uses micro particles of volcanic lava! It is a good, effective scrub. I prefer to use it before getting my skin wet, so I stand in the shower and apply it before rinsing away. Don’t be too vigorous, you don’t have to go mad to get lovely smooth skin.

It’s one of those Body polishes that has Oil in so you don’t need to use body lotion afterwards. Of course you can, if you want to, but I am lazy! I love products that do two jobs at once. The fragrance of this is beautifully spicy and warm. It’s right up my street, I love it!

As it’s from Dr Organic it’s super affordable. For 200ml tube it costs £8.99, you don’t have to use half a tube at each application either so it would last. Another Dr Organic product that was a real pleasure to use.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Feather and Down Sleep Butter

Hello beauties,

I adore the Feather and Down Sleep Pillow Spray, it is absolutely gorgeous. As soon as I smelled the fragrance I rushed to Boots online to place an order for practically the whole range.

Sleep Butter is so beautiful, it’s a gorgeous texture that melts into your skin. I use it all over and it’s been great for my dry skin. This also makes a fabulous hand treatment with the body oil layered underneath. The smell is divine and really helps me relax. It has a soufflé type of feel to it, and I find it easier to use with a spatula. A little goes a long way too so you don’t need to use half a tub!

Sleep Butter doesn’t contain any mineral oils, it’s Shea Butter based with Cocoa Butter and Sweet Almond Oil and fragranced with Lavender and Chamomile. It’s also good value for money, £8.00 for 300ml. This is a definite repurchase, in fact the whole range is, Sleep I find difficult at the best of times so I’m interested in anything that helps me relax. Available from http://www.featheranddownsleep.com and http://www.boots.com.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

You Beauty Box September

Hi beauties,

Well I bring bad news: this is the last month I shall be bringing you the You Beauty Box. You have teemed up with Latest in Beauty so won’t be doing their boxes anymore. Booooo! There will be options to choose more products but naturally this will cost more and from the look of the first shortlist I’ve seen, is short on full sizes. That’s what I really loved about You, you were offered full sizes so we’re really able to get massive value for money. Perhaps I am greedy….well to be truthful, there is no perhaps about it.

I digress, here is what I chose from this months fab shortlist:

  • Dr Organic Organic Morrocan Glow Body Polish
  • Max Factor Epic Lash Mascara
  • Neals Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm
  • Beauty Kitchen Seahorse Plankton 5 Minute Miracle Mask
  • Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor
  • Weleda Grenade Parfum

This box cost £10.95 including postage and you can buy from http://www.box.you.co.uk.

I will be trying out the Latest in Beauty offering so keep your eyes peeled for that post.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Pure Purpose Coffee Body Scrub

Hi beauties

Today sees a body scrub review from natural brand Pure Purpose. They reached out to me and asked if I would like to try their coffee body scrub and facial and give some feedback. As everyone knows I’m obsessed with oils so said yes please!

Pure Purpose is a small family owned business from Kent, I really enjoy trying products from independents. You really get to know the brand on a personal level as often you are dealing with an extremely small team. That and I find that customer service is so much more personal.

So to the product! I have tried a couple of coffee scrubs before and I love ’em! They are so thorough but I find gentle enough for my eczema prone skin as there is Oil binding the formula together. The scrubs don’t contain mineral oil, SLS, phlthalates or parabens. Ingredients are: Coffee seed powder, Sugar, Seaweed powder, Sea Salt, Sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, Eucalyptus essential oil, Grapefruit seed extract and Limonene.

This particular scrub is the Seaweed and Eucalyptus that smells gorgeous, I love the fragrance as its so uplifting. I use a tiny amount for each body part, I don’t rub really hard, but enough to get the product to work. I love how my skin feels afterwards, I’m left feeling so smooth and moisturised, further oils or lotions aren’t needed so this saves time for me. Also, this scrub rinses away so easily from the bottom of the bath (I already have a non-slip mat in my bath so I don’t need to worry), quick blast of the shower and its all gone. Some oil will remain so if you haven’t got a bath mat you probably need to clean it straight away.
Pure Purpose would be my choice of coffee scrub, while I have enjoyed using coffee scrubs before, their fragrances haven’t been my ideal. I don’t like the smell of Coconut and I am not a huge fan of sweet foodie scents so this fragrance is perfect for me. Also the price is incredibly reasonable at £13.50 for 180g. As only a handful is needed each time this would last months. The packaging is re-sealable too and in a waterproof pouch. I don’t store mine in my bathroom as it’s best kept in cool, dark places. You can buy from http://www.purepurposecosmetics.co.uk.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Indeed Labs 10balm Soothing Cream 

Hi beauties

Today I have 10balm from Indeed Labs, this again was a choice in the You Beauty Box shortlist a few months ago so I have been testing this for a while. Indeed Labs came on the beauty scene in 2011 launching with their now famous Nanoblur that was the first skin-blurring cream to make you picture perfect. 

10balm is a soothing cream for irritated and unhappy skin. The ingredients are traditional and well known, such as Honey and Arnica as well Vitamin E and Glycerin. Bisabolol is an oil that is the primary constituent of German Chamomile, it helps to calm inflamed skin and sensitivity. There is also Propolis and Royal Jelly in this formula, both ingredients famous for being soothing, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. 

I would call this more of a thick cream than a balm, once rubbed into skin it disappears leaving no residue. To me, balms are a waxy texture that turn into an oil when applied and do leave a residue. It has a natural carrier oil smell to it, not unpleasant to me but I am used to using fragrance free oils as well as fragranced ones. There is no fragrance or artificial colourings in this which sounds obvious, but some people are sensitive to essential oils and fragrance and don’t want that in their cosmetics and skincare (I am lucky as I find essential oils beneficial to my skin). 

I like 10balm, it is a brilliant soothing and repairing cream. I think products like this and for example, La Roche Posay Cicaplast are first aid type of products that you should have in your bathroom cabinet for those times when you need some extra help with your skin. It is £19.99 for 30ml and can be bought from Boots.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Crabtree and Evelyn Goatmilk Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy

Hi beauties

You all know of my hand cream addiction, it certainly hasn’t waned and I have been testing some from Crabtree and Evelyn. Goatmilk is the range that is for sensitive skin, although this has now changed to Goatmilk and Oat. I haven’t tried that yet, it has only been released in the last couple of weeks.

This formula does feel more moisturising than other Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy creams, I don’t know if it is exactly but it does feel slightly thicker. It still delivers great moisturisation with the non-greasy finish that is usual for Hand Therapy, and the fragrance is so beautiful. It is a fresh clean scent which I personally think it is unisex, so great for guys with sore hands. Goatmilk is very soothing, I am prone to a dry patch on one of my little fingers that can get really sore if I am not careful, this hand cream kept that at bay.

I also really love the packaging of Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Creams, I love the tubes as you can get every last drop of hand cream out so you aren’t wasting product and as they are more premium than chemist/drugstore creams that is exactly what you want. I’ve since finished this tube and on a recent trip to an outlet store bought a 250ml bottle, I love this so much!

I would give these as a gift as I think the packaging looks smart and of course more importantly the ingredients are good quality.

This is the 25g size which is £8.00 and available in store and online at http://www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Nuxe Prodigieux Precious Scented Shower Oil

Hi beauties,

I love shower oils, I find them so beneficial for my skin, meaning I don’t have to use heavy body creams (which I loathe, I feel like my skin is suffocating) and just a layer of body oil on wet skin after the shower and that’s me done!

I hadn’t tried anything from Nuxe before and when Prodigieux Shower Oil came up in the You Beauty Shortlist, I picked it to test.

This is lovely to use, it has a gorgeous silky texture that glides on your skin with a very gentle lather. It’s supposed to leave a golden shimmer on your skin, personally I didn’t notice that. What I was disappointed with is that it left my skin feeling ever so slightly squeaky, and I needed to apply body lotion afterwards. I am lazy with dry skin, which is never a good combination so I want shower products that leave my skin moisturised. 

The fragrance is gorgeous, warm and floral I certainly want to try the body lotion and the oil in the range. I am not sure I would buy this again purely because the way it left my skin feeling. If you aren’t as dry as I am you will more likely find this absolutely fine and wouldn’t need a body lotion straight after. 

Prodigieux Shower Oil is also very reasonably priced, 200ml is £10.50. I did expect it to be a lot more expensive, this 30ml is a generous travel size. In rotation in my shower (I have 4 shower products open!) it lasted me about a month, you don’t need to use huge amounts either. I’m glad I tried it, and it certainly won’t deter me from trying other products from Nuxe. 

Till next time,

Lucy xxx