Amla & Clary Sage Shower and Bath Gel from AA Skincare

AA Skincare prides itself on it’s products being full of natural ingredients and the best quality essential oils so I was keen to try the Amla & Clary Sage Shower and Bath Gel.  With a busy lifestyle it’s nice to get my 5 minutes of me time in the shower and indulge in a luxury shower gel full of premium ingredients, that also benefit from being vegan.

The ingredients in this are suitable and appealing to my skin with Amla (also known as Indian Gooseberry) which is packed full of natural antioxidants to help your skin glow, just what I need especially in this colder weather.  Clary Sage essential oil is included which helps balance out oily complexions and reduce the signs of breakouts and the addition of Lemon Oil is refreshing, cleansing and adds to the fragrance.

I found the Amla & Clary Sage shower gel from AA Skincare to be very gentle and cleansing, with a good foaming action to cleanse my skin.  It smelt really invigorating and fresh, perfect for a morning wake up shower gel.  My skin was left soft and clean and throughly refreshed after a nights sleep, leaving me energised and ready for the day ahead!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Transformulas EyeLightening Serum

Transformulas EyeLightening Serum is an innovative skincare treatment for the eye area that is designed to counteract dark circles and fine lines that are caused by the ageing process along with stress induced symptoms. It’s a really simple to use treatment and comes in a high end looking package.

The tube contains a potion packed full of high end ingredients to treat the eye area and give it the best results possible.  It aims to treat the following issues and give relevant results:

  • Dark circles gradually lighten
  • Soothing eye serum for immediate and long lasting reduction in facial lines
  • Minimises tear sacs
  • Reduces Puffiness
  • Lightens dark circles
  • Strengthens fine capillaries
  • Improves firmness
  • Restores structure and collagen

I found this treatment an abosolute pleasure to apply.  No messy fingers, this treatment is applied with a wand that is simply wiped across your eye area to apply the product and the ingredients immediately sinks in to give results.  It leaves no residue or greasiness and make up can easily be applied practically straightaway!

For me I applied the wand under my eye each morning and evening and it was really simple to use, my eye area felt smooth and revived.  The serum is really light and sinks quickly into the skin.

It’s hard to capture a difference in photos but I do feel that my under eye area looks brighter and a lot fresher from continued use of this product.  It definitely feels good on the eye area and leaves it really soft and hopefully prevents fine lines which I feel I’m doing pretty well from right now around the eye area.  Just which I could find the a product that could do the same for my forehead wrinkles!!

Transformulas ia a brand I admire and thoroughly enjoy using, and the Eye-Lightening has been another product that adds to my recommendation of their range.  Do try them out if you are looking for high end beauty and anti ageing care – they really do work and leave your skin feeling fabulous!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Vosene Kids Haircare

My kids are at the stage where they like to try and wash their own hair in the shower now, although do need a bit of encouragement and the Vosene kids range is one that always keeps them happy and they love to use it.  They have a good variety of fruity fragrances and the kids loved the trolls on the recent packaging!

wp_20161207_14_53_44_proMiss M adores strawberries so was drawn to the 2 in 1 Shampoo with super strawberry fragrance.  It was so easy to use and left her hair clean and soft with a bit of added shine.

Mister B liked using the green bottle which was the 2 in 1 Shampoo with a fresh melon scent, his favourite fruit is currently melons so it was rather apt and again this left his hair clean and soft.

I really like the Pink Pomelo and Vitamin C 2 in 1 Shampoo and tried it out on the children a couple of times.  The fragrance is great and the results are good.  All in all the fruity combinations are a winner for children and 2 in 1 formulas are definitely the way to go for ease and speed, less messing about and the results are good.

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The 3 in 1 Shampoo is also really great to use for my children during term time at school as it contains natural lice repellents such as tea tree oil and lemon eucalyptus oil.  It lathers up well and leaves hair soft although my children aren’t as keen on the fragrance as the fruity shampoos but when the head lice letter comes through from school as it frequently does, then I try to get them to use this for the next week to ensure they don’t catch lice whilst it’s spreading around the classroom.

To go alongside this is the Conditioning Defence Spray which has a clinically proven formula to prevent lice as well as detangling and smoothing properties.  I also try to squirt this onto the kids heads after washing to ensure they stay lice free.  It’s so simple to use and worth it, compared to the rather unpleasant and time consuming task of removing lice from your child’s head (and I should know having had to deal with it several times over the last few years!).

Overall we are very happy with the Vosene Kids range, love using it and the kids love the fragrances.  I’m pleased with the cleanliness and softness of the hair so it’s a win all round!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Time Bomb’s QVC Today’s Special Value Offer

QVC’s Today’s Special Value bundle on the 4th December 2016 will be this amazing Time Bomb skincare bundle!  Don’t forget to check it out as it can be yours at the amazing price of just £47.98!

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The offer includes the below products:

  • Brand new Instawow Sparkling Facial Mask
  • Supersize Flashback Night Cream
  • Complexion Cocktail with a shot of Chlorophyll
  • Supersize Collagen Bomb
  •  Supersize Hand Cream

All for just £47.98, which is an incredible deal!!

I’ve been lucky to try out some of the products included in this deal and I can tell you that they are brilliant for protecting and looking after your skin.  They are great for ageing skin and use high end technology and ingredients to really care and treat your skin.

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You can read about most of the products in my previous review for Time Bomb but I must just tell you about their newest product.  Instawow is a sparkling facial mask that is new to the Time Bomb range and this is the first time I’ve tried it out myself.

A clear gel is applied to clean skin and almost immediately it starts to fizz across your whole face.  Little white foam bubbles appear and spend the next five minutes fizzing away which does have a slight tickly sensation, nothing like I’ve felt before with a face mask. You then massage any excess away into the face and then rinse off.  It is super light but also very effective

The Results

Wow! This product certainly should be called Instawow, my face was left glowing and fresh, with a light, luminous effect to it.  It also felt ultra soft and smooth, like baby skin – I love it!!

Packed with energising citrus extracts and sparkling glycerine, this mask works deep down in the pores with it’s fizzing to remove make up and debris whilst leaving your skin brighter, cleaner and tighter!  A must have this party season to get your skin looking tip top before a night out, and also clearer the morning after!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

 

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Instant Whites 7 Day Teeth Whitening System

With Christmas approaching and lots of social events on the way, it’s a good time to think about your teeth.  Looking white and sparkly helps you feel more confident and gives you a great smile so I’ve been checking out Instant Whites, a 7 day at home whitening system that is simple and quick to use.  It can boost your teeth by upto 9 shades but this obviously depends on the current state of your teeth before you start.

wp_20161119_09_27_53_proThe kit contains 7 liquid filled peroxide free swabs, contained in a plastic case.  To use them you simply remove a swab and push the stick together to release the liquid into the top half which then oozes out of the swab.  Then rub gently across the teeth that you wish to whiten for between 10-20 seconds per tooth.  This is really easy to do and there is no bitter taste or any unpleasantness.

instant-whitesSo what did I think?

Well I have fairly light teeth anyway, although yellower than I would personally like so I was interested to see if this would make a difference as it was such a gentle treatment. When you rub the wand across your teeth there is a very slight abrasive feeling to it, which I guess scrubs away any stain and marks.  I would definitely say my teeth look fresher, brighter and more healthy.  Maybe a shade or two whiter as well.  It’s definitely given them a boost ahead of the festive season which always makes it easier to give a confidence smile as I’m sure there’ll be lots of photos taken in the upcoming weeks!

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Available from various retailers the Instant Whites – 7 Day Whitening System costs £30 and is a great way to give your teeth a brighter, sparkling shine!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Embryolisse Radiant Eye Beauty Cooling Stick

Embryolisse is a French brand that started back in 1950 specialising in skincare that is approved by dermatologists and professional make up artists alike and over the years a whole range of skin care products has been produced.  Today I am sharing with you the Embryolisse Radiant Eye Beauty Cooling Stick, a premium quality stick that’s simple to use and helps to enhance the area around the eyes.

wp_20161022_15_26_51_proThe eye stick comes in a chubby, durable tube that simply twists up to use.  The aim is to brighten and awaken the eye area both on the top lid and below the eye, along with reducing puffiness, dark circles and heavy lids.  With a powerful punch of ingredients including a complex synergy of sugar derivatives, aloe vera and Vitamin PP, this treatment is designed to give desirably visible results instantly.

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I couldn’t wait to the product out and it certainly didn’t disappoint.  As you sweep it under your eye, it simply glides across your skin with an ultra cool and fresh feeling, much stronger than you’d imagine from such a small stick that is kept in normal conditions.  For an even bigger boost you can keep it refrigerated which I can only imagine feels amazing particularly in the Summer months or after a heavy night out!

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I absolutely love the feeling the Embryolisse Radiant Eye Beauty Cooling Stick felt across my eye area.  So refreshing and awakening it left my eye area looking instantly radiant, removing all my dark circles.  It is non greasy and feels really light, perfect to use in the mornings before applying make up.  It definitely gives you a great boost especially on these cold Winter mornings, a great pick me up for you eyes – why not try it out for yourself?

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Luxury Beauty from Transformulas

Keeping on top of my skin care routine is important to me now that I’m in my 40’s, but having two young children means I don’t have a lot of time, so rely on good quality products that make a difference.  Transformulas have an amazing range of high quality products that look amazing and I’ve been trying out a few below to see what I thought.

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Hydration Gold is an anti ageing recovery creme packed with 23 carat hydration gold.  Basically it is a moisturiser with high end anti ageing properties and 23 carat gold powder that delivers visual radiance and luminosity that is lost with the ageing process.

The product claims to:

  • Combats free radicals
  • Hydrates the epidermis and the derma of the facial skin
  • Creates luminosity and radiance to the skin
  • Immediate and continual luminance and hydration
  • Nourishes and promotes cell stimulation
  • Promotes the toning of collagen fibres
  • 23 carat gold Illuminates the skin with a hint of shimmering gold

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At £41.95 this product should deliver and it does give my skin a really radiant glow compared to my usual moisturiser but does also leave my face feeling particularly smooth and fresh.  It also gives my skin a nice highlight and luminosity which makes my skin feel and look more youthful.  I love the look and feel that this gives me and rather than use everyday I prefer to keep it to use on couple of days a week when I really want my skin to look good and stand out.

The next product I tried is the Marine Miracle EyeZone which comes in a gorgeous spherical silver pot. Who would not want that on their dressing table?

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This eye care product contains the powerful five times ultra concentrated aldavine which is a combination of two potent marine algaes that are proven to reduce puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines.  This product feels amazing on your eye area with a really cooling, tightening effect that leaves your eyes looking smooth and youthful.  It leaves a really radiant eye area that helps you glow throughout the day.

I try hard to protect my eyes from fine lines and the dreaded crows feet effect and so far I think I’ve done pretty well compared to others around me.  I think powerful formulas such as those from the Transformulas brand have helped and given me that edge on the ageing process and they are products I always look forward to using.

Transformulas use cutting edge technology to provide ‘Beauty without surgery’ so if you get the chance, check them out as not only do they look good but the product makes your skin feel great and keeps it looking glowing and youthful!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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FaceTox Detoxifying Face Mask – Review

FaceTox is a highly powerful detoxifying face mask that will leave your skin looking squeaky clean, pores look fresh and clear and your whole facial skin looks totally refreshed and recharged.  I couldn’t wait to try this out to give my skin a treat and help to keep it tip top condition with the ageing years upon me.

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The set of masks is presented in a box with everything you need to apply the product.  I received a set of 7 masks each of which requires two sachets, a mask mix and organic rose water which is mixed together before use and applied to your face.  Also included is a small bowl and spatula to mix the mask up in, and the spatula can then be used to apply the mask to your skin.

The mask is designed to:

  •     Prevent and draw out blackheads
  •     Reduce the appearance of scars
  •     Even skin tone
  •     Draw out external toxins
  •     Heal and regenerate skin tissue
  •     Unclog & shrink pores

The organic rose water smells utterly divine and I couldn’t wait to add it to the mask powder to create my mask.  The sachets contain the perfect amount of ingredients so it’s a case of just tipping them all into the bowl and mixing it up until it resembles a thick, mud like texture.

facetox-2The mask feels quite cold and damp on application but you leave it for 30 minutes to dry out during which time you will feel your skin become tighter as the mask draws out all the impurities, toxins and unclogs pores.

It requires a little bit of effort to remove the mask, but I have to say the results are worth it.  My face looked exceptionally clear after and felt really smooth, soft and firmed.  The mask really does work it’s magic and has a powerful effect at deep cleansing the skin.  I would definitely use this again to give my skin a boost and thorough clean, the results are far superior to more basic masks I’ve used in the past.  FaceTox does what it says on the box, a complete detox for you face – give it a try today!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Kids Haircare with Vosene

My two children are getting to the age where they like to wash their hair themselves, so I need something that easily does the job, is simple to use and smells good.  Vosene Kids have a great range of products to suit various hair care needs and requirements.  For us a multi use product is good because it saves having lots of bottles along with making it easier for the kids.  For the last few weeks we’ve been trying out a couple of products so read on to find out how we got on.

wp_20160821_19_06_37_proFirst up is Pink Pomelo & Vitamin C 2 in 1 Shampoo which smells really fresh and clean.  It lathers up to give hair a really good clean but at the same time detangles to leave her smooth and soft.  Even though my daughter has exceptionally thick and tangly hair we find that this is adequate to use without conditioner and her hair is ready to use her detangling brush through after to really smooth out ready for me to plait.

wp_20160821_17_07_05_proA product that has been really useful of the Summer and we took on holiday with us is the Vosene Kids After Swim Hair & Body Wash.  Presented in a handy to use squeezy tube, this product is brilliant for using after days at the beach, in the swimming pool, or just for using everyweek after a weekly swimming session.  On our recent holiday the children swam in the pool either two or three times everyday so we tended to just shower them down once in the evening.  This is where this product became so handy as the children could take it into the shower and use it to wash themselves and their hair.  It helps to remove chlorine and other impurities leaving them clean and fresh.

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The Hair & Body was has a fresh melon scent that is really nice and left me with beautifully fragranced children after using, that I couldn’t wait to snuggle up with in the evenings before tucking them into bed for a good nights sleep.

We’ve loved trying the Vosene Kids hair care products and they continue to be a daily part of my children’s shower routine.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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MR Blanc Teeth Whitening Strips

Although my teeth aren’t badly discoloured, they could definitely be a lot brighter and whiter, so I thought I’d give Mr Blanc Teeth Whitening Strips a go.  Using a non peroxide whitening product clinically proven to safely whiten teeth with enamel friendly ingredients they are gentle but effective.

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One box of Mr Blanc, contains a two week supply of strips in 14 individually sealed sachets.  Each sachet contains a transparent sheet with two strips on it, on for the top and one for the bottom.  They look really thin and as if there’s not much on the back of them but once they are in the mouth, there is plenty of gel to work it’s magic!

mr-blanc-2The strips are very simple to apply and you literally just lightly dry your teeth, then press the strip onto the front of them and then fold the rest around the edge and down the back of the teeth.  They need to stay on for 30 minutes so it’s best to find a quiet time to do this as although you can talk, it’s not overly easy.

So what were the results?  Well I have to say I wasn’t expecting much from the first strip alone, but immediately after I took it off I could see brighter whiter teeth and was really impressed.  Each further day that you use it, the brightening improves and they help prevent future staying.  I love my new brighter teeth, although it doesn’t show too well in a picture but in daylight it is clear to see.  In fact my friend popped round for coffee last week and noticed my teeth without even knowing I’d used the strips.

Mr Blanc strips are so easy to use, are comfortable on and it only takes 30 minutes a day, so why not give them a try?

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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