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Garnier Ultimate Blends Silicone-Free Mask

After recently dying my hair back to brunette, I have been searching for a product that will help me restore the shine my hair so desperately needs.

I love the idea of loading my hair with luscious oils, but unfortunately it only ends up in a disaster. The greasy look is not a good one.

After hours of searching for treatments, I decided that a hair mask would probably work best for me. The only issue I was facing was that I didn’t want the product to strip my hair of the colour it had taken me so long to get back to.

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When I came across this hair mask it almost sounded too good to be true. The Garnier Ultimate Blends Silicone-Free Mask is aimed at very dry, unruly hair, which was definitely what I needed. The packaging states that it’s main ingredients are almond cream and moroccan argan oil, which is the perfect combination.

The mask is also paraben and silicone free, along with being produced in a factory committed to sustainable practices and partnered with TerraCycle which helps to keep beauty products out of landfills.

My favourite thing about this mask it that it smells absolutely delicious! I have been using this hair mask twice a week, leaving it on for three minutes after washing my hair and I am so impressed with the difference it has made.

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This mask is priced at £4.99 which just goes to show that you don’t need to break the bank to get your dream locks!

If you’re looking to try out a new hair treatment then it is definitely worth giving this mask a go.

 

 

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Amphora Aromatics Review

 

After recently discovering a new organic and locally based brand, I was so excited to test out some of their products. Amphora Aromatics have more than 30 years’ experience in creating amazing aromatherapy products. They use high quality ingredients from independent producers around the world, which is definitely reflected in their products.

The company prides itself in creating high quality products, yet still being able to sell them at a reasonable price.

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The first product that I am obsessing over is from the essentials collection is the Sandalwood and Palmavosa Moisturising Face Lotion. One of the reasons why I love this face lotion is that it’s incredibly light on the skin. The refreshing fragrance is the perfect scent to get you ready for the day. 

I’ve been using this product for just over a week and it’s a huge impact on my face. I love using it in the morning as it’s the perfect base to apply my makeup, or to simply leave my skin feeling refreshed. It really does protect your skin from the cold winter months and leaves it feeling silky smooth.

 

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The second product I tried out was the Sleep blend from their Aromatherapy Blend collection. Amphora Aromatics have six new blends, all of which are 100% pure. The range includes Sleep, Energise, Revive, Focus, Relax and Festive. They can be used in diffusers or burners to help promote relaxation and well being.

These oils are priced at just £7.50, which is incredible value for money. 

I tried out SleepComforting

“A relaxing and balancing blend of Juniper, Patchouli and Lavender gently soothes you to sleep. Comforting and warming Orange, Marjoram and Howood help combat insomnia by working to calm restlessness and anxiety – promoting peace and tranquillity. “           www.amphora-retail.com

Like many of us, I spend most of my week stressing out at work and drinking way too much coffee for my own good. Unfortunately this is regularly reflected in my sleeping pattern. With this in mind, I was excited to try out this blend and see if it would make a genuine difference to my routine.

Not only did this help me have a incredible nights sleep, I felt much more relaxed and stress-free in the evenings. This product definitely helps you chill out and it’s something I will be continuing to use for a long time.

If you’re looking for some natural and locally sourced products, then I definitely recommend you check out this brand. They’re based on Cotham Hill, Bristol or you can find them online at www.amphora-retail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Body Shop Goodies

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Last week I was invited to a VIP Event at The Body Shop in Cabot Circus, Bristol. I was lucky enough to pick up some new amazing skincare products.

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you will know how much I love The Body Shop’s skincare range. With this in mind, I jumped at the chance to try out some products and see what I had been missing out on.

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Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

This is one of my new favourites. As somebody who loves to wear makeup, it’s really important that I have a product that will remove every last inch of it before I go to bed. This product works wonders at removing even the toughest waterproof makeup. It even removes Double Wear which is always a struggle.

I also love how soft this leaves your skin feeling. After using this on my face I always feel refreshed and it hasn’t led to any breakouts which is always a bonus.

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Elderflower Unperfumed Cooling Eye Gel

This product is something that I don’t think I would usually pick up, but I am so glad to have purchased it. This eye gel really helps sooth puffy or tired eyes, and leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.

I love the fact that it’s unperfumed as it guarantees no irritations to your skin. If you’re looking to try out a new eye gel, I would definitely recommend you pick this up.

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Mineral & Ginger Warming Massage Clay Mask

I am always a fan of face masks from The Body Shop and this one has definitely lived up to my expectations. When using this face mask, you get an incredible warming sensation which I love. I used this mask in a hot bath and it is incredible. It states that it’s suitable for all skin types and I have really noticed a reduction in blemishes.

 

I love all of the products I purchased at the event.
It would be great to hear what Body Shop products are your favourite.
xxx

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Pure Potions Skin Salvation Daily Moisturising Cream and Intense Lip Balm.

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If you’re looking for a natural hydrating product, then I would definitely recommend you check out Pure Potions. The brand itself features products made from ingredients which are as natural as possible, in order to reduce the risk of reaction which can occur with highly processed substances.

The products are all vegan friendly and do not include harsh perfumes, parabens, silicones, palm oil or any other nasty chemicals that may irritate and upset your skin.

My skin can be very sensitive and I was pleasantly surprised to find that these products left my skin feeling hydrated and silky smooth without any unhealthy reactions.

Pure Potions Skin Salvation Daily Moisturising Cream

This moisturising cream is suitable for anybody who is prone to eczema, dry itchy skin, psoriasis and dermatitis.  I love how light the cream feels on your skin, along with the fact that it doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky and clogged up. I have used this cream every day for just over a week and I can already see a huge difference.

This cream is the perfect product for the up coming summer months as it allows moisture to return to drying skin. I applied this product to skin damaged by sun exposure and it definitely helped my skin to heal and maintain a healthy glow.

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Pure Potions Intense Lip Balm

This lip balm is 100% natural and works wonders on my lips. It helps prevent lips drying out, along with leaving them feeling soft and hydrated. I found this product very useful for every day use in both hot and cold climates. Its the perfect barrier for harsh weather and pollution. If you’re looking for a natural lip balm that really does work, then I would recommend you give this product a go.

Pure Potions features many other natural skincare products on their website. I love the result I have received from these products and I would definitely recommend you check this brand out. 

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Christmas Gift Guide for Men

I’ve seen a lot of Gift Guides for women lately, but when it comes to Christmas I feel that shopping for men can be the hardest. I decided to post a quick gift guide which may help some of you out with your Christmas shopping!

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Lush Dirty Shaving Cream – £5.75 
A natural shaving cream, perfect for those with sensitive skin.

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Chocolate Game Controller – £5.99
The ideal stocking filler or Secret Santa gift.

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Black Ibed – £9.99
A lazy day lovers dream.

Evo Shave By Touch Razor – £15.00
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An award winning and innovative new razor system, the perfect gift for any male.

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Diablo Toasted Snack Maker – £9.99
A quirky gift perfect for food lovers.

I hope that these gifts have given you an idea of what to buy the men if your life.
I’d love to hear what gifts you plan to buy your friends and family this year!

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iS Clinical Bristol Blogger Event

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a blogging event hosted by iS Clinical in Bristol. iS Clinical is a brand which features some amazing cosmecutical products, all of which help the signs of aging and fight against skincare problems such as acne and rosacea. 

On arrival we were greeted with prosecco and nibbles, then we proceeded to find out more about the company. It was great to hear about this brand as I didn’t have much knowledge of it beforehand. After listening to the staff talk about the brand and products, I was definitely impressed.

 Many of the products are 95-98% botanical which is incredible. I love skincare products, especially those which don’t include harsh chemicals.

After spending the evening hearing about the amazing benefits, I decided that I would give these products a try for myself. The products which stood out to me the most were  Cleansing Complex and Active Serum.

We found out that Cleansing Complex has some amazing benefits including; helping to control acne and breakouts, effectively removing makeup, gently resurfacing and removing dead skin cells, along with deep cleaning the surface skin and pores without drying.
If that doesn’t make you want to try out the product then I don’t know what else would!

Before reviewing this product I thought I would try it for at least a week. Even a week isn’t usually enough time to see the true benefits of a product, but I am very impatient and wanted to let you all know how I feel about the products I received.

After a whole week of using this cleanser both day and night, my skin has visibly improved. The blemishes I had before starting the treatment have completely disappeared and I haven’t had any more breakouts which is incredible. I also feel my skin tightening and I feel fresh every morning.

If you’re looking to try out a new skincare regime, you should get yourself booked in for a consultant with the team – they all seem lovely and the products they offer are incredible!

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SBC All Skins 3-in-1 Cleanser Review

As you may already know I love to try out new skincare products – my room is literally filled with products which I have tried out, as I am always looking for the perfect skincare product.

After reading about SBC Skincare in Cosmopolitan and seeing that their 3-in-1 Cleanser had won the ‘Best Cleanser’ award in QVC Italy Customer Beauty Award in 2015, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

The product is deemed suitable for all skins types, which is perfect for me as my skin is forever changing and it is a pain having to change the product I am using in order to fit that skin type. After using this product for several weeks, I can honestly say that it has improved my skin and does wonders to my face, no matter what state it has been in. My pores have reduced in size and the blemishes I once had have disappeared.

The first thing I noticed when using this product was the amazing scent. The cleanser contains botanical extracts of Ginkgo Biloba and Green Tea, which makes it smell wonderful. To make things even better the scent then stays on your skin leaving you smelling beautiful all day.

Over the past few weeks I have applied the cleanser both with a cotton pad, along with using it with my Magnitone Brush in the shower. The results from doing so have been incredible and as you only need a few small squirts, I can already tell that this product is going to last me a while!

If you’re looking to try out a new cleanser I would definitely recommend that you try this product!

The SBC All Skins 3-in-1 Cleanser is available to buy here.

 

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Naturigin Cruelty Free Hair Dye Review

At a recent event I was lucky enough to be gifted a box of Naturigin Cruelty Free Hair Dye. The dye only contains natural ingredients and unlike so many other brands, does not test on animals. The brand itself also supports the #BeCrueltyFree campaign within the beauty industry, which is a campaign I really respect. After hearing so many great things about the company and the product itself, I decided it was only  best I try the product out.

After choosing the perfect shade for my hair, I was excited to give it a go and see what the results would be. The shade I chose was 3.0 Dark Coffee Brown, which is a very natural shade and one very similar to a dye I would usually purchase.

After washing the dye out I was very pleased with the results. Not only is the colour amazing, but my hair felt so soft and conditioned after using this product which is not what you usually get from a drugstore hair dye.

I am very pleased with the results and I will definitely be purchasing this product again!