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Essano Turmeric Cleanser Review.

Every face wash/cleanser that I have used lately (and by “lately” I mean months!) have all irritated my skin and made it sensitive and sore. While having a gander at the natural skincare in TKMaxx (I swear I don’t live there, honest 😂) I came across this turmeric cleanser by a New Zealand skincare brand called essano which contains turmeric, – I guess that was a given 😂 – aloe vera, which is actually second in the ingredients list 😃, olive oil and jojoba. The product claims to brighten and refresh the skin. I’ve been using it a few days now and I haven’t seen any difference yet in the brightness but I’ve certainly felt more refreshed and my skin has felt so smooth and soft. Finally the soreness that I had previously felt has begun to wear off too! This cleanser also has a lovely scent to it! I think we’re on to a winner here, guys! I really am loving this product and will be a staple part of my skincare routine. Essano are also a cruelty free skincare brand yaaaay! However, this particular product contains beeswax so, sadly, not vegan friendly but some of their other products may be.

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Rose Quartz Face Mist Review.

I’ve been in need of a new toner for ages. Normally I’ll use a rose mist/water from a certain indie brand but I just couldn’t afford it at £20 a bottle. So whilst having a gander round TK Maxx I came across this rose mist by DA Apothecary (Daylesford Apothecary). It was £6.99 for 100ml which is a great price. Especially as the ingredients are all natural! Before I bought it I dropped them an email because I didn’t know if they were cruelty free (there was no leaping bunny or peta mark). They kindly replied back and said that they were and that more info could be found on their website (I actually did go on their site beforehand but dumbo here is blinder than a bat and couldn’t see it 🙈). I was absolutely thrilled so of course I went out and bought it.

A little bit about the product taken from their website:

“Rose Quartz Range

MAGICAL:

Attracts love and positive relationships, strengthening existing relationships,

Restores confidence, harmony, happiness and fidelity.

MEDICINAL:

Aids chances of fertility

Improving the vertigo

Soothes burns and abrasions

Strengthens the circulatory system

Unlocks impurities of the body fluids.

Refresh yourself with the beautiful Rose Quartz Face & Body spray made with Rose Water and Rose Quartz Crystals.”

The rose quartz crystals was a nice little bonus to the spray (I love rose quartz!) as I’d actually bought it for the benefits that rose water has – it’s an anti-inflammatory and helps keep acne at bay. Rose water is also gentle on the skin so not as harsh as other toners. The spray pump is perfect for use on the face – some spray pumps I find don’t give out enough product and just spray a line instead of a fine mist. I spritz it a few times on my face and a few on my cotton pad then wipe my face with it distributing the product evenly, wiping away any excess dirt and grime. It has a gorgeous rose scent to it and not too strong. I like to use it throughout the day just to freshen me up a bit if I’m feeling a bit tired. I’d definitely recommend this spray as it I’ve been in need of a new toner for ages. Normally I’ll use a rose mist/water from a certain indie brand but I just couldn’t afford it at £20 a bottle. So whilst having a gander round @tkmaxx I came across this rose mist by @daylesfordapothecary. It was £6.99 for 100ml which is a great price. Especially as the ingredients are all natural! Before I bought it I dropped them an email because I didn’t know if they were cruelty free (there was no leaping bunny or peta mark). They kindly replied back and said that they were and that more info could be found on their website (I actually did go on their site beforehand but dumbo here is blinder than a bat and couldn’t see it 🙈). I was absolutely thrilled so of course I went out and bought it.

A little bit about the product taken from their website:

“Rose Quartz Range

MAGICAL:

Attracts love and positive relationships, strengthening existing relationships,

Restores confidence, harmony, happiness and fidelity.

MEDICINAL:

Aids chances of fertility

Improving the vertigo

Soothes burns and abrasions

Strengthens the circulatory system

Unlocks impurities of the body fluids.

Refresh yourself with the beautiful Rose Quartz Face & Body spray made with Rose Water and Rose Quartz Crystals.”

The rose quartz crystals was a nice little bonus to the spray as I’d actually bought it for the benefits that rose water has – it’s an anti-inflammatory and helps keep acne at bay. Rose water is also gentle on the skin so not as harsh as other toners. The spray pump is perfect for use on the face – some spray pumps I find don’t give out enough product and just spray a line instead of a fine mist. I spritz it a few times on my face and a few on my cotton pad then wipe my face with it distributing the product even and wiping away any excess dirt and grime. It has a gorgeous rose scent to it and not too strong. I like to use it throughout the day just to freshen me up a bit if I’m feeling a bit tired. I’d definitely recommend this spray as it’s natural, gentle and super affordable!

P!nk Beauty Rose and Hemp Face Mask Review.

On Wednesdays we wear pink! P!nk Beauty that is! 😀

I decided to have a mini pamper and try out the Rose & Hemp face mask which was part of my PR package from P!nk Beauty. Of course Willow wondered what the heck was going on when I walked into the room looking like this. 😂

What I love about clay masks is when you feel the mask hardening. I dunno, maybe I’m weird that way but I find it quite satisfying haha; It makes me feel like it’s doing its magic. I left it on for about 15 minutes then rinsed it off with warm water. Before I took it off I glanced at myself in the mirror and saw it had drawn out the oil and dirt from my pores around my nose (showed up as little black dots on the clay mask) which I thought was really cool! The mask was really easy to rinse off and my face felt so smooth and soft afterwards.

Featuring my little Willow who insisted on holding the pot for me lol.

This mask is perfect for those with sensitive combination skin like myself. It helps fight against the signs of aging, relieves inflammation and skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, and also helps relieve acne too. The rose clay draws out all the dirt and oil (which is what it was doing on my nose). As well as being an anti-inflammatory, hemp seed oil moisturises the skin and creates a protective barrier that locks in the moisture. This is just some of the benefits from the ingredients in this face mask (drop by P!nk Beauty’s Instagram page to learn more). The ingredients are all natural too and is cruelty-free and lovingly hand made by @christalsmakeup.

I absolutely adore this brand and would definitely recommend. The fact that the products are all natural just speaks to my Boho natural skincare loving heart. The brand is a US brand but does ship internationally (I’m from the UK). When I get a chance I’ll be stopping by and buying more products!

All my friends and followers will receive 15% off your P!nk Beauty purchase. Just use promo code: Dayna15

P!nk Beauty skincare products.

Thank you so much to the lovely Christal at P!nk Beauty for sending me over a PR package of some of her products. I am SO excited to use them as I’ve been dying to try her products for ages now. I love that her products are all natural, cruelty free and have no nasty chemicals so are pure goodness for the skin!

The products I received are:

🌹Rose water shimmer setting spray
🌹2× Rose & hemp clay masks
🌹Lady love chocolate clay mask
🌹Lavender rose sheet mask

I shall do individual reviews for each product. Can’t wait to share my thoughts with you guys!

All my friends and followers will receive 15% off your P!nk Beauty purchase (they are based in the US but ship internationally too 😀). Just use promo code: Dayna15

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On My Wish List: Dermaflash 2.0.

Reading through the articles on Influenster and I came across this little baby when reading about gift sets to buy for Mother’s Day! Omg I needs! I LOVE that it removes peach fuzz as well as exfoliates! Genius! I’ve been thinking about getting rid of my peach fuzz for a while now so that I can have a smoother finish when wearing makeup. Definitely need to invest in one of these!

https://www.influenster.com/reviews/dermaflash-dermaflash-20-facial-exfoliation-peach-fuzz-removal-pink

I got so excited about it that I thought I’d share. Have you used this before? What do you think? Would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below.

Mini Lush Haul.

Hey guys and gals! I cannot tell you how happy I am that these have arrived! My skin is crying out for help. It did not like my Body Shop face wash at all. It made my face sore and spotty and gave me dry patches so fingers crossed Angels on Bare Skin will soothe it and make it feel much better. As well as using Celestial moisturiser on my face, I’m going to use it on my hands. They are so awful atm and my palms are so itchy and sore! I made sure I went for a product that has mostly natural ingredients and NO perfume because my skin is quite sensitive and I have dermatitis/eczema so a lot of things can set it off.

Christmas Swap Box! 

Hey guys. Sorry it’s been a while. Trying to get back into the swing of things and what better than to blog about something Christmas related! 

I’d recently taken part in a Christmas swap box exchange on an FB beauty group. Today, mine arrived all the way from the U.S. I am absolutely blown away and delighted with all the little treats that were inside. 


Little handy’s after the snowman pencil!


I honestly don’t know how she managed it on the budget we’d agreed on! She’d somehow put together a box filled with both drugstore and high end products that I never imagined to see in my box because they’re so expensive over here in the UK! I was so overwhelmed and touched by it. I just hope she likes what I’ve sent her (all uk brands)! So far I have tried the Glamglow Poutmud and it’s looovely! It’s so moisturising with a minty smell and a little bit of a tingle to the lips! Can’t wait to see what the rest of the products are like!

I’m sorry this is such a short post but I must get back to wrapping up the Christmas presents! I’ve got some to post out to my family and friends tomorrow. Hopefully they will all get them in time for Christmas!

Take care guys and enjoy the festivities!

Clarisonic Mia 2 or Foreo Luna?

  

I have always taken care of my skin but am wanting to purchase a cleansing system that will cleanse my skin far deeper and more thorough than I can ever do. So I went on a hunt and have narrowed down my search to 2 products; the Clarisonic Mia 2 and the Foreo Luna (in blue for combination skin). For quite some time, now, I’ve had the Clarisonic range on my wish list but then I came across the Foreo Luna and was intrigued, especially as you don’t have to change heads so it saves on more expense. Can anyone advise me as to which I should go for? Have any of you used both and prefer one over the other? I’d be really grateful to hear your views.

My First Birchbox Unboxing!

I decided that seeing as my Souksouk subscription was up, I’d check out a different subscription beauty box. I chose to go with Birchbox because I’d heard so many people raving about it and that they tailor to your skin/beauty/hair needs a lot better than some others, so I thought I’d see what all the fuss was about.



My box arrived yesterday and I was so excited to see what was inside. The box has such a cute and simple look to it! I would have blogged about it yesterday but was busy getting ready to go see Queen and Adam Lambert in concert (who btw were AMAZING!!! A post about that will be up sometime soon)!



I love that it came in a little drawstring bag. I got all excited when I saw that there Benefit High Beam as I’d been really wanting to try it out.



Contents:

The Chia Co’s Oats & Chia.

Eyeko’s Fat Eye Stick in Gilt (full size).

Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum.

Electric Hair’s Hydrate Shampoo.

Benefit’s High Beam.

T London’s Darjeeling Bath & Shower Wash.

So far, I’ve tried out High Beam which highlights my cheeks and brow bone lovely. I’ve also tried the Vinoperfect Serum. I found this didn’t completely sink into my skin and a layer of serum was left on the surface a bit like moisturiser does. I think I prefer using my Yours Truly Organics’ Fix Me Repair Serum as that totally sinks in and feels like there’s nothing actually on the skin.

I can’t wait to try out the rest of the products! Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What did you think to this month’s selection of products?

Beauty Products I’m Excited About!

As you may know by now, I love discovering new beauty products especially if they are animal cruelty free and/or holistic. There are a few products that I have come across recently that I’m really excited to try.

Móa The Green Balm

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Móa The Green Balm is a 100% natural healing balm used to soothe, nourish and renew the skin. It’s a hard-working multi-tasker, that helps nourish and hydrate dry skin, resuscitate lack-lustre locks and can be used a daily cleansing balm, to balance oily or dry skin and remove residucal make-up and grime. It can also be used to soothe bites, grazes, bruises and eczema, or as an aftercare product for tattoos and piercings. Suitable for super-sensitive skin.
This seems to be quite the all-rounder as far as beauty products go. Apparently it can also lessen the appearance of dark circles around the eyes! I’ve purchased this from Feel Unique which have an even more in-depth description of it here!

Dr. Hauschka Daily Hydrating Eye Cream

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Great for dryness, sensitivity and puffiness this Eye Cream is surprisingly moisturising considering its non-greasy, lightweight texture and one tube lasts for ages. Daily Revitalising Eye Cream contains vitamin rich Sea Buckthorn, moisturising Avocado, Jojoba, Almond, Macadamia and then Marsh Mallow and Pineapple to regenerate and hydrate your eye contour area.

Speaking of eyes, I recently said in a post that I don’t use eye cream but that I probably should. After having a browse through all kinds of eye creams of varying prices, I settled on this; Dr. Hauschka Daily Hydrating Eye Cream. I’m really intrigued to know if it will help combat the puffiness that I get. It seems that no matter how much sleep I get, I can never get rid of the puffiness. So I can’t wait to see if this does the trick. Again, this is another product that I’ve purchased from Feel Unique. I recently received a £5 voucher from them so I used it to knock some of the price off so that it was a little cheaper.

Another eye cream that I wouldn’t mind trying at some point is the Yes To Grapefruit Uneven Skin Tone Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream.

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Yes To Grapefruit Uneven Skin Tone Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream is a lightweight eye treatment that is clinically proven to help visibly diminish the appearance of dark circles in four weeks, naturally! This cream is formulated with Grapefruit, which is packed with Lycopene and fruit acids that help fade age spots and increase luminosity, Licorice Root, which calms and soothes skin inflammation and helps combat dark circles around the eyes. Have any of you tried it? I’d love to know what you think of it.

GinVera Exfoliating Marvel Gel With Green Tea

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Ginvera Marvel Gel is the most popular blackhead treatment in Asia where skin quality is king. It is a very different exfoliant and extractor because there are no abrasive grains, it is gentle enough to use on sensitive, blemish-prone skin but with noticeable results after just one use. The fact that it also has anti-ageing effects means that this mask is a great answer to the all-too-common problem of adult acne.
This, I’m very excited about. Normally, I like an exfoliator to have tiny grains of some kind as that’s the only way I feel would get rid of all the dirt and grime but this stuff has me intrigued! When I get paid, I’m going to purchase it and see what it’s like.

Have you guys tried any of these products? What did you think of them?

If there is anything you would like me to review, drop me an email at: secretlivesoffictionlovers@gmail.com

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