Archive | January 2013

The best of the Blogs : January 2013

ipadThere are many good Beauty Blogs that I read each month and sometimes a good post can be missed so I put together a selection of posts from January that caught my eye and I think are worth reading.

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Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser Review

Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser

The Superskin Moisturiser was created by Liz Earle for people with mature and dry skin. The cream is fragrance-free so it can be used by the most sensitive skins and Liz Earle say that this moisturiser will plump and leave the skin looking healthy and smooth.

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Empties: January 2013

January 2012

Here are the products that I’ve came to the end of using this month.

Elemis Lime Blossom Cleanser & Lavender Toner – A long term staple of my cleansing routine this cleanser and toner is for combination skin and smells delicious.

Philosophy Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath – This wash is fresh and sweet and really does smell like candy canes. I used this over the Christmas season to get me in the festive mood.

Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate – I love this oil and always make sure I’m using it every night during the winter to add extra nourishment to my skin.

Perricone MD Advanced Face Firming Activator – This serum helps brighten this skin and smooth it. It is expensive but the jar last me ages and the texture was lovely and light.

Decleor Lip Balm – I always have a few lip balms on the go and have had this one for ages. It is nice and moisturising on dry lips without being sticky or glossy.

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Samples: January 2013

I end up with so many sample sizes of products and being a bit of a beauty junkie I always like to try them out so I don’t miss out on a new grooming must have. Here are the samples I’m using this month.

Samples January 2013L’Occitane Precious Cream – I have been using L’Occitane bath and body products for years but this is the 1st face product I’ve ever tried. It is a rich moisturising cream that smells nice and I’ve been impressed with this sample.

Benefit That Gal – Being a guy I was a bit unsure about trying this primer as it has a slight pink tint to it but the pink is very subtle so it will just give the skin a slight lift rather than a pink shimmer.

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Dry/ Sensitive – This is a rich cream that is a little too heavy for me to use during the day. I read in the Beauty Bible that it works well as a neck cream so I’ve been using it on my neck at night.

Nude Pro Genius Treatment Oil – A woody scented face oil with omega 3,6,7 & 9 that I use at night before moisturising. It added extra moisture to my skin and smelled lovely.

Acqua di Parma Cologne – This fragrance is a true classic and will leave you smelling citrusy and fresh.

Elemis Rehydrating Ginseng Toner – I’ve been using this at night during this cold spell to add extra hydration.

Have you used any of these products?
Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

A Close Shave With Elemis

Elemis Men's

I ordered this shave collection from Elemis on wait list from QVC before Christmas. I thought QVC might not be able to get the new stock in so I was extra excited when it arrived this week!

The set includes:

  • Deep Cleansing Facial Wash
  • Ice-Cool Foaming Shave Gel
  • Daily Moisture Boost
  • Sharp Shower Body Wash

It all comes in a nice shaving bag that is similar to some that I’ve seen Prada do.

I have had all the products in this collection before but because it has been a long time since I last tried them I will wait till I use them again before giving a proper review, which won’t be long as I’ve almost finished my current shaving cream!

  • Have you used any of these products before?
  • What other Elemis products do you use?

7 Question to ask yourself before buying your next moisturiser

moisturiserMoisturisers are the holly grail of the beauty industry, and every year hundreds of brands launch new lotions, anti ageing moisturisers and night creams. Asking yourself these 7 questions will help you chose the best cream for your skin type so you avoid a bathroom full of jars and tubes you never use.

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Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme fragrance review

Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme

Gucci by Gucci

I love a good fragrance and I’m always on the lookout for a new signature sent and I often end up spending a fortune on aftershaves trying to find the right one. In the sales I always search around for fragrance gift sets that have a good discount and this year I was lucky enough to find this Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme set.

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Sneak peek into my bathroom cabinet

My Bathroom Cabinet

My Bathroom Cabinet

I love seeing what products other people are using so I thought I’d share my bathroom cabinet with you.  This is not all the products I’m currently using but it is what is in my bathroom at the moment so I thought I’d let you see so you know what I use.

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Decleor Systeme Corps Moisturising Body Milk Review

Decleor System Corps

Decleor Systeme Corps

On Sunday I saw that QVC were selling a duo of the Decleor Systeme Corps body moisturiser and as I had just ran out of my last bottle I thought I’d treat myself to the duo and review the product for anyone that has not tried it yet.

Systeme Corps body moisturiser is a true beauty hall of fame product and one of the signature products from the Decleor body range. Packed with moisturising ingredients including coconut oil and meadowfoam oil Decleor promise this product will create a comforting and protective layer of moisture on the body as well as firming and softening the skin.

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Perricone MD Nutritive Cleanser Review

Perricon MD Nutritive Cleanser

Perricone MD Nutritive Cleanser

Perricone MD is the skincare range from Dr. Nicholas Perricone. The range is packaged in pharmaceutical style jars and the brand uses many patented ingredients within the formulas. Most of the products focus on anti-aging and come with a high price tag on the back of the medical background. The Nutritive Cleanser is more affordable that the creams and other treatments from Perricon but still includes the same anti-aging ingredients.

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