Oyster Brightening Eye Serum

Oyster Brightening Eye Serum is a brand new premium brand formulated in British laboratories.  It is also vegan and contains a multitude of natural active ingredients to produce a lightweight serum that gives results.  Although perfume free it has a subtle aroma of essential oil – lavender, grapefruit and mandarin.

It comes in an easy to dispense pump style bottle and just enough serum comes out to use around both eyes.  It’s easily absorbed and I found it great to use both morning and at night time.  It’s more powerful ingredients include smoothing Hyaluronic acid, anti-wrinkle Pentapeptides and Co-enzyme Q10 along with antioxidant Green Tea & Raspberry Extracts and gently soothing Cornflower.  Combined the ingredients tackle anti ageing, puffy eyes and dark circles.

I have been using this for the last couple of weeks and love the feel of it around my eye area.  It is a transparent gel like serum that feels soothing and hydrating on application but you can also feel it’s gentle firming effects.  My eye area looks brighter and more youthful which is a great way to start the day and the perfect base for my eyes before applying moisturiser and make up.

I’m really pleased with the Oyster Brightening Eye Serum and will enjoy continuing to use as well as being a product I would be happy to purchase again in the future.

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

Vegan Beauty Must Haves for Spring

The world of cruelty free and vegan beauty has come a long way in the last few years and I’ve been lucky to try out some amazing products that will be perfect to fit into your Spring beauty regime.  From various brands, all of these products stand out for me with premium ingredients and high quality results that leave the products desireable to use and a pleasure to place on my skin.  Not only that, they look gorgeous on your dressing table too!

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jojoba and rosehip oil bottle

The Jojoba company 100% natural Jojoba and Rosehip Oil is a multipurpose oil, perfect for hair and skin.  The combination of ingredients is crucial to the benefits in that they help deliver the product to the deeper layers of your skin where it is really needed.  By massaging 2-3 drops onto clean damp skin the product is absorbed and nourishes where needed.  I loved using this before bed to really hydrate my skin as I’ve found with age I get dry around the chin area.  I love to let this work it’s magic overnight for a really healthy glow and thoroughly moisturised skin in the morning.  The bottle is stunning by the way – you won’t forget to put this on, because it’s a must have on your dressing table!

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Embryolisse is a French brand I’ve used before with their Radiant Eye Cooling Stick so I knew the quality would be good.  I don’t normally use a CC cream, just foundation so thought this would be interesting to try out.  The product has colour adapting technology and literally changes on your skin to suit your tone and colour.  With SPF 20 included and high coverage I absolutely love this product and was amazed at how well it applied to my face.  It covered all my blemishes, is moisturising, left my skin fresh, glowing and blurred away those fine lines – definitely a replacement for my current foundation.

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The Superfruit Complex 10 in 1 Multi-Benefit Hair Masque from Shea Moisture is a luxurious treat for your hair that leaves it ultra soft, shiny, nourished, strengthened and more.  I found this easy to use in the shower by applying then letting the water run down my back while the hair masque worked it’s magic before rinsing off.  As you put your fingers through to rinse, you can feel that your hair is so smooth and soft, it feels fabulous, like a real treat and worth doing once a week when you have a few minutes to prevent dry, ageing hair.

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No Bleeding Lips from Know Cosmetics is a secret lip liner, clear in colour that can be applied around the edge of lips before lipstick or gloss to prevent bleeding.  I found this super soft and easy to apply, leaving me with a well defined lip line and lipstick that looked well applied. Definitely a staple for the make up bag!

 

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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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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Nothing But Snacks – Review

Nothing But. are a new, healthy snack that not only contains real vegetables but each pack contains 1 of your 5 a day portions of vegetables.  I was fortunate to receive a couple of packs of Beetroot & Parsnip and Mange Tout & Red Pepper flavours.

Nothing butI was really excited to try these for many reasons, I love vegetable snacks, I’m trying to follow a healthy eating plan and I’m vegetarian.   They are also suitable for vegans, are gluten free with no added fat, sugar, salt or preservatives.

These are literally freeze dried vegetables in a packet with just 26 calories a pack for the Mange Tout & Red Pepper snack and just 36 calories for the Slice Beetroot & Parsnip snack.  You can’t get better than that!

I was amazed by the bright, vibrant colours of the vegetables, they looked crunchy and inviting.  When you bite into them they are light as air, although the taste of the vegetable clearly comes through.

Nothing but snack 1I enjoyed these and think with them being one of your five a day and low calorie makes them ideal for healthy eating, although you have to bear in mind that they won’t be overly filling.  I also would have liked to have seen a few more in each bag than there was.

What I did discover though it that these make the perfect low fat accompaniment to houmous.  I had some red pepper houmous in the fridge and dipped the freeze dried vegetables into it – absolutely divine!!  It gave an added burst of flavour and for me is an ideal healthy, low calorie snack.

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Nothing But, for me, make a delicious snack with houmous and I’d definitely have this again.  They are also available in another flavour, Pea and Sweetcorn which would be interesting to try.

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