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Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Face Masque 09/02/2016

Super Cleaning Mask

Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Face Masque So not been as active, been unwell yet again. With a chest infection and sinusitis needless to say I am back on the vitamins! 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac ‘We’ve harvested nutrient rich minerals from the Dead Sea to draw out impurities and open blocked pores for clean, soft skin. Use weekly for best results’ - My Findings: It has been well over two weeks when I last used a face mask! Very unlike me, as I said I have been rather unwell. Starting to feel more myself it was time for a pamper, I picked the Dead Sea mud pack as I wanted something that was deep cleansing. This mask states it is suitable for combination and oily skin. 'Main elements of the mask –' Crushed Dead Sea salt – This will help to remove dead skin and dirt from pores. Also reduce inflammation and help circulation. Seaweed – This gives the skin hydration plus anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. When applying the mask first off cleanse your face and smooth mask over the skin avoiding the eyes and mouth. This is a mud mask and instructions recommend to relax for fifteen minutes for the mask to set. I found it needs a few more minutes to dry. For me I normally love my fruity scented items, this is far from fruity but absolutely lovely. If you have ever used Radox muscle soak salts it smells just like that. A little on the masculine side but fresh and clean scented and clean is what I wanted to feel. This mask like most is a ...

Montagne Jeunesse Sauna Masque Red Hot Earth 23/01/2016

Super Warming Face

Montagne Jeunesse Sauna Masque Red Hot Earth What a week! It has been rather rough and completely in need of forgetting about the week, so that means face, hot chocolate and turning my mobile off! 7th Heaven Red Hot Earth Sauna Masque ‘Release the earth's stored up energy with our self-heating Volcanic Clay sauna masque. Cleanse to the core & let calming Ginseng & Plant Extracts relax you as impurities are drawn out & pores opened.’ - My Findings: I’m guessing most people that use face masks will know that Montage Jeunesse changed their name to 7th Heaven and updated some of their packaging. This was in a pack I received for Christmas looking through what ones I had this jumped out because it was warming, great for the cold weather we are having at the moment and most of all destressing. Also I had never tried this one before and I do love testing out new items / products. My skin is on the sensitive side but I was perfectly fine with this, it states it is suitable for oily, normal and combination skin types. If in doubt and you have sensitive skin I would always recommend a test patch to begin with. First off you need to cleanse your face, with this mask you need to leave your face wet also. I didn’t have no make-up on so this was easy to just wet face and apply. If you do have make up on, remember this needs to be removed first. This mask is – Not tested on animals No added parabens Dairy Free Gluten Free Suitable for vegans Vegetarian Society ...

Lush Ickle Baby Bot 21/01/2016

No Sleepy Bot for me

Lush Ickle Baby Bot You will know from reading my reviews how I enjoy a pamper session, I struggle sleeping so if I find anything that states will help with relaxing and sleeping I will normally give it a try. Within reason of course I’m not going to pay out loads! Lush Ickle Baby Bot ‘A gentle lavender bath bomb to relax children before bedtime. This is a bath bomb designed to look after young children’s delicate skin, and is so gentle it’s suitable for babies over six months. Its aromatherapy oils also work to soothe irritable cherubs before bedtime. Lavender is a calming aromatherapy oil, used in traditional medicine to treat skin irritations, sunburn and insect bites.’ - My Findings: This is now the third Lush product I have tried and the third time I haven’t been all that impressed. Maybe I am just picking the wrong ones to try? I was with my friend as she loves Lush browsing the store and I came across the sleep time soother as they have dubbed it. It sounded lovely and cheaper compared to their other bath bombs. Not to mention it looks super cute! From the product description as seen above I personally thought this sounded lovely and something I really wanted to try. I’d had a long day then met my friend on the evening for shopping so I couldn’t want to test this beauty out. All you have to do is drop this in your bath and watch it fizzy away. I do have my baths rather hot so it didn’t take long at all for this to dissolve. I was hoping ...

Pepsi Cherry Vanilla Lip Balm 19/01/2016

Cherry but no Vanilla

Pepsi Cherry Vanilla Lip Balm As I am a lover of lip balms and glosses I don’t think I could even count how many I have! A while back I spotted some different flavours within my local chemist. Pepsi Cherry Vanilla Lip Balm ‘Pepsi Cherry Vanilla lip balm get the great taste of Pepsi Cherry Vanilla When you moisturize your lips with this flavoured lip balm. With a moisturizing formula and Pepsi Cherry Vanilla scented. This is the perfect gift for any chapped-lipped lover of Pepsi Cherry Vanilla. The fragrance is spot on exactly the same as the drink!’ - My Findings: I just adore trying new scents / fragrances and when I spotted this lip balm I was rather intrigued to give this a try. Plus I love cherry pepsi! I was with my friend at the time and we both purchased one, we both tried it soon as we were out the shop. For me I like balms to moisturise my lips, in cold windy weather I can feel them get somewhat dry, so this is the main thing I look for. Second thing longevity and third the fragrance. I’m not too bothered if a balm colours my lips or not however I do like one that does add a little colour as the tiniest bit of cold and my lips go blue. So I try to cover that up. So adding this to my lips, you just twist the bottom of the tube and rub over your lips. It was smooth but did have a slight gritty feeling with a little tint of glitter. I’m personally not a fan of glitter, lucky it is just a tiny amount. You can smell cherry ...

Flamingo Candles Scented Wax Melt 14/01/2016

Flamingo hit the wax melts

Flamingo Candles Scented Wax Melt For my birthday last year I received ‘The Melt Crowd’ selection box. My friends and family know I like Yankee Candle products ect and this similar to their tarts. Never hearing of this product before I was excited to give them a try. Flamingo Candles – Wax Melts A fresh new brand, Flamingo Candles is a fun and original collection of handmade, organic candles. Our soybean scent melts are another way of experiencing our delicious, evocative fragrances. Place one in an oil/fragrance burner, along with a tea light, and watch it melt to release a powerful, moreish aroma - My Findings: It was my brother that purchased these for my Birthday in December, never hearing about this brand I did ask him where he got them from. He purchased them from a Christmas Fair in Birmingham there was a set of eight scent melts and a new tart burner. The scents I had in my pack are – Fresh Peppermint Thunderstorm Pina Colada Cocktail Blackcurrant Jam Tropical Coconut Milk and Honey Asian Pear and Plum Macaroon and Almond Rose and Marshmallow They do have a more of a handmade look, wrapped in a wax paper with the logo sticker stuck on the front, say kind of like a high end craft fair look. The overall look got me very intrigued and with all the scent melts together I could smell them even before I opened my present! I have added a photo to the review so you can see how they came. There are many other fragrances in this range, they also do ...

Boots Pharmaceuticals Irritated Eyes Eye Drops 13/01/2016

Happy Eyes

Boots Pharmaceuticals Irritated Eyes Eye Drops It is not often my eyes feel irritated but of late they have been feeling rather dry and it gets very uncomfortable. I used Boots eye drops before so I went with those again as I knew they worked so I was playing safe. Boots Irritated Eye Drops Boots Pharmaceuticals Irritated Eyes Eye Drops contain natural chamomile, Euphrasy, cornflower and witch hazel extracts to help soothe red eyes irritated by environmental factors such as smoke, dust, PC work, sun, wind and dry air.’ My Findings: Normally after a head cold my eyes get unpleasantly dry, like I’ve got grit in my eyes. I have had this checked out in the past it has always been a case of dry eyes. Which you think your own eyes would rectify this themselves, sadly not! Last time the doctor gave me a bottle of eye drops which when I went to collect my prescription from Boots the pharmacist advised me of the same item but cheaper than the prescription so if course I am heading for the cheaper option. I have not long just purchased another bottle, as my last bottle had been open awhile and well I didn’t want to take any chances when it comes to my eyes. It comes in a small bottle that has a droplet application. Using this for the first time on my own was somewhat tricky to say the least. As my hand was moving closer to my eye my head was going back! There isn’t really any recommended dosage it states to put a drop in per eye and blink a few times. For me I feel the need to do this twice as the first time I blink the ...

Severn View Hotel, Worcester 04/01/2016

Severn View in need of TLC

Severn View Hotel, Worcester For my Birthday in December I decided to stop over in Worcester and do a little Christmas shopping. The main attraction was their Christmas fayre, however when I go there I found out it was actually held in November for one week only! (I don’t understand that one) Severn View Hotel If you are looking for hotels in the area, look no further than us. A friendly welcome awaits you at the Severn View Hotel, which is just a five-minute walk from the historic Worcester city centre; one of the most beautiful county towns in England - Contact details – Severn View Hotel 54 Newport Street Worcester WR1 3NS Phone: 01905 27600 Email My Findings: As a rule I normally do a lot of research when booking a hotel, as this was only going to be for one night I just winged it so to speak. I liked the idea of it being by the river and it was close to everything else as we would be traveling via train. We didn’t book through their website I booked through as it was a little cheaper. The process was very simple which followed a confirmation email and directions. I know Worcester quite well and I knew where the hotel would be, it is around a five minute walk from Worcester Foregate Street train station. So the booking process and location was easy enough, no hassle there so already on a roll. I do like it when things are simple and uncomplicated, it gives me the relaxing feeling before even setting ...

Simple Spotless Skin Triple Action Face Wash 03/01/2016

Simple Spotless Skin

Simple Spotless Skin Triple Action Face Wash I have used many different face washes and there are three that I really like to use and feel the benefit from using. One is from Burt’s Bees other is the St Ives and third which I am about to review is the Simple one as I have already reviewed the others! Simple Spotless Triple Action Face Wash: ‘Our Spotless Skin Triple Action Face Wash contains the perfect blend of antibacterial and cleansing goodness to help deeply cleanse, purify and tone your skin by removing hidden dirt and unclogging pores. Perfect for even sensitive skin.’ - My Findings: So here we are another Simple product but that goes to show I do really like this brand, it works for me so yes I am going to boast about this brand. The reason I purchased this product was because from time to time I do suffer from spots. Not in a bad way at all, I’m lucky really but still it does get me down when my skin isn’t looking its best. Where I work there is a Superdrug nearby so most of my toiletries do normally end up coming from there. It’s great really as I can just pop in see what offers they do and this has been on offer a lot. Like most face washes it is recommend you wet face first then apply a small amount to rub over your skin. The liquid is clear and looks a little like bubbles within the mixture. Those are extremely fine exfoliation balls, when applying to my face I can hardly feel them at all but they certainly do ...

Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Day Cream 02/01/2016

Super Simple Sensation

Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Day Cream From around 12 / 13 years old I started to pay attention to my skin, with cleansing, using masks and moisturising. Needless to say I have used so many lotions and potions over the years, yet the past couple of years I have really only stuck with one main one. Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Day Cream SPF 15 ‘Our Regeneration Age Resisting Day Cream is a special blend of active ingredients that protect and replenish your skin throughout the day. Perfect for even sensitive skin. Simple goodness’ - My Findings: I’ve been using this moisturiser for some time now and coming to the end of a third tub. Most moisturisers I have used in the past work great for a couple of hours or so but when my skin is rather dry I need one that will help my skin all day long. More so when we hit the colder months my skin tends to get dry and tight if I don’t moisturise. I first came across this in my local Superdrug on special offer for £3.00 running out of what I used to use I only purchased this due to the special offer and I’m glad as it worked out well. They also do the night cream to match which I also purchased at the time. First time I used this was on the morning just after cleansing my face, it is a white thick cream where a little goes a long way. Smoothing the cream over my face even though the cream was thick it still felt light. I didn’t feel like it was clogging my ...

Montagne Jeunesse Peel Off Mask Passion 01/01/2016

Not so Passionate

Montagne Jeunesse Peel Off Mask Passion If you have been a follower of my reviews you will know that I enjoy using a face mask and will use at least one per week. Sometimes more if I feel like I want to pamper myself a little, I used to have facials and masks etc done when I visited a local beauty salon, however it’s shocking how much you save doing them at home. To think at a salon depending on the mask on average will cost between £30 to £60! When doing it yourself at home you will spend maybe at most around £5 to £10 depending on the brand you are using. Montagne Jeunesse – Passion Peel off Mask: My Findings: I’ve used many masks from this brand some I love and always purchase like their Honey mask, I have tried a passion version in the clay masks but this is the first peel off version I have tried from them. I normally prefer clay masks as a rule as I always seem to achieve better results. The peel off mask was purchased within a gift set I received for my Birthday (ugh hate that I am 31 now :/) It states that this mask is suitable for all skin types and helps peel away dead skin cells. Main items within the product are pomegranate, passion flower, raspberry, grape, cranberry and vitamin E. Which I have to say I do like the sound of all, so was a little excited to give this one a go. As with most masks, to start you need to cleanse and pat dry your face then apply the mask. Opening the sachet the liquid was certainly cold! And well for the winter time not all that relaxing to start with. I normally run ...

Paladone Batman Multi Tool 31/12/2015

Can't fight crime with this one!

Paladone Batman Multi Tool So with December hitting being both my Birthday and Christmas I certainly have a lot of funky gifts. I do like unusual items but saying that functional too. Batman Multi-Tool Keyring by Paladone: ‘A clever little gadget with a key ring attachment, the Batman Multi Tool functions as a bat-shaped bottle opener with crosshead and flathead screwdrivers in the wings. So whether you're a crime fighter, a grime fighter, or simply a daily grind fighter, this is one Batman gadget you shouldn't be without.’ - My Findings: This was originally purchased for my partner as a gift and yes for a male item it does look somewhat cool on their keyrings. However, it sure lacks in everything else other than looks. Seeing this multi tool in the package my thoughts as were my partners ‘this is a funky little item’. Out of the box it wasn’t as heavy as I thought it would have been, much lighter in fact. My mobile phone I would say has more weight to it (Samsung S5). The Batman Multi tool is painted matte black and where we have used it as a bottle opener the colour has already chipped off and you can see the silver underneath. When holding it, it does have some firmness to it but I do feel at some point it will snap in half as it doesn’t feel 100% sturdy. The size of the keyring is 11cm x 5cm so a decent size to hang on your keyring, we kind of decided to ...

Durex Play Gel Lubricant with Aloe Vera 30/12/2015

Sensitive play from Durex

Durex Play Gel Lubricant with Aloe Vera So I guess most of us all enjoy some play time within the bedroom, or well whatever room takes your fancy or even the stairs on route to the bedroom? In any case it can be nice to try new things and just let loose and just have some fun. Durex Play – Aloe Vera Kind and Gentle Lube: ‘Play Aloe Vera contains ingredients known for promoting skin health & nourishment. It's kind and gentle so you can use it wherever you like, whenever you like. Its water based and is safe to use with condoms. It's also pH balanced, non-sticky and won't stain’ - My Findings: Well I’ve tried a few lubes over the years and this one is certainly gentle and I have found it rather good for oral play times with my partner. The taste isn’t the best, however it isn’t unpleasant either. The liquid smooths on nice and easy and you’re able to achieve satisfying gliding without it going sticky. One thing with lube I hate is when it goes sticky and well things certainly don’t feel as smooth anymore. So far I haven’t experienced that with this product, another thing I dislike is when the lube itself is too watery as then it dries up faster and well it’s more messy than normal! The consistency of this I find to be just right and well achieves its desired effect. It is easy to clean and doesn’t leave you feeling sticky afterwards, also it doesn’t stain clothing or bedding so everything is all still looking innocent. I have to say this is one of the better lubes I have used on my partner and ...

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Clay Mask Avocado & Oatmeal 04/11/2015

Didn't work for me :(

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Clay Mask Avocado & Oatmeal I’ve been rather unwell of late, having a rather rough head cold which has really played my asthma up. Been wrapped in bed past few days and feeling a bit unclean as colds make you do I’ve decided it is face mask time! Freeman – Feeling Beautiful Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask: ‘Nourish and purify with one amazing mask! Rich clays dive deep to purge dirt and oils from pores. Nutrient-rich Vitamin E, Avocado and Oatmeal moisturise for lasting skin softness. Skin looks and feels squeaky clean and is soft to the touch. Perfect for normal to combination skin’ - My Findings: I’ve always enjoyed using face masks, I have a few regular ones that I use but I like trying new ones from time to time. Freeman face masks are a newish brand for me just discovering them a couple of months back in my local Tesco supermarket. As feeling rather rough from my head cold I went with a deep cleansing mask just to perk myself up some. Like most masks first off you need to cleanse your face once done you’re ready to apply the product to your face. I wasn’t really sure what to expect fragrance wise, maybe cereal like? However I’m not overlay keen on the scent. It does have a refreshing clean fragrance but it kind of reminds me of a cleaning product my Nan used to use. A note, using a head band works best, getting clay mask in your hair is never pleasant. The mask is a normal medium consistency for a clay mask and has a pale ...

New Look Wide Fit Platform Court Shoes 06/10/2015

Comfy Courts

New Look Wide Fit Platform Court Shoes I’ve reviewed a few of the items I recently purchased for a friend’s wedding, guess it is only right to review the shoes too! New Look Wide Fit Black Platform Court Shoes – My Findings: As my dress was black and white I just wanted plain black shoes with a little heal. I have to try and get wide fit shoes as problems with my knees has caused me to become flat footed, so a wider fit makes for more comfort for me. If I was going to be standing on and off for the day comfortable footwear is a must. While I was looking for my Clutch bag (previously reviewed) I spotted these wide fit court shoes. I gave them a try and surprisingly found them rather comfortable. The heel was decent, however for a person whom hardly wears heals would find these a little high. I do love my heels so kind of in the middle for hight really for me. The heels measure four inches (10cm), heel is thick but not overlay chucky which is good as I find thin heels wear much faster. The shoe has a slight padded feel which makes it that bit more comfortable when wearing. First time I wore these shoes I was in them for around ten hours and my feet still felt fine. I am used to wearing heels pretty much all day long as it is. But normally around the end of the working day some pairs I just can’t wait to get off, as my feet are getting sore, however I had no issues with these. I use them most days for work now as I like how they feel. Material when feeling is soft but sturdy, they have a suede look to them, ...

Neutrogena Nourishing Body Lotion 21/09/2015

Nordic Berry Skin

Neutrogena Nourishing Body Lotion Over the past few years I seems to get dry skin from time to time, some occasions worse than others. I do like to look after my skin so I like to try different products and find out what works for my skin. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Nordic Berry Body Lotion – ‘Nourishing body lotion with Nordic Berry is clinically proven to work with your skin's natural processes and enhance its hydration by 50%* to transform dry skin into soft nourished skin every day’ - My Findings: I managed to get quite a few sample sachets of this body lotion, I do like to try before I buy so to speak as over the years I’ve had many products I have paid a lot for that I have been rather disappointed with. So if I can find some freebies or cheaper sachets to try first I normally do so as I feel this is more cost effective. The product directions is to apply daily and ideally after a bath or shower. So the sachets I have are only 6ml so it took a few for moisturise over my body. That said a little surely goes a long way I have around four sachets left and once I have used up my other moisturisers I have, I will certainly be out to purchase a large bottle of this. Applying this to my skin after showering my skin pretty much straight away felt different. It was easy absorbed and didn’t leave my skin feeling oily or greasy as some moisturisers had done over the years. This lotion is medium consistency, ...
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