I decided to take advantage of the amazing Fake Bake spray tan offer from Ziena Beauty Therapy. Fake Bake spray tan for £7.50! bargain! I added on a pedicure to treat myself. Ziena is located out of town in a small village … Continue reading
Anne De Jeunesse – Multifunctioning Facial Cream 11 This little beauty has been waiting in my review list for quite a while. I was contacted to review the product by the lovely people at Grove Beauty. I received the product … Continue reading
Back in April I visited the Scottish Beauty Show. Jam packed with beauty professionals looking for great offers and the next best thing. Amongst the ever increasing range of nail products and fake tan retailers I came across a few … Continue reading
Last Thursday evening (April 4th) I stepped out of the cold and into the beautifully refurbished Zen Lifestyle spa at Teviot Place, Edinburgh. I was invited along to their beauty networking event and couldn’t wait to see what the evening … Continue reading
Nivea express hydration primer – Part of my spa at home reviews. What they say: This instantly absorbing light gel cream provides lasting hydration and a smooth and even base for applying make-up. Nivea also claim the primer helps make-up … Continue reading
Pukka Ayurveda – Face Oil, Cleanser and Moisturiser – Part of my Spa at home review.
What they say: There are three secrets to beautiful skin – deep nourishment, active detoxification and daily rejuvenation. The nourishing face oil- gently infused with rose and rose geranium: is specially formulated for dry or damaged skin and helps to revitalise tired skin. Deep Moisture Day cream: use this to rejuvenate skin, specifically formulated for dry to normal skin Shea butter is used to sooth and soften. Gentle Cleanser: suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Leaves you skin feeling balanced and pure. (Information taken from http://www.pukkaherbs.com)
What we say: there is no denying the difference Pukka Herbs skin care made to our skin. We all loved the product (including my mum who I also roped in to trying the firming face oil). Compliments on how good skin was looking happened on more than one occasion to more than one of us. The cleanser leaves skin feeling squeaky clean without the feeling of stripping off the skin.
Pukka was a new brand to two of us and although the others had heard of it this was the first they had used it. In terms of results there is very little at fault with the products but in regards to smell it leaves a lot to be desired. One lf the girls described it as “It is a bit like food that’s good for you, it doesn’t always smell nice but you know its healthy and the results are worth it”. With that said surely there must be something organic that smells nice. One of us would buy it regardless of smell and my mum has snaffled the remainder of my firming oil – claiming she doesn’t know how she lived without it! We all agreed that the oils smell ok and we would all consider repurchasing the oil and recommending it to friends. The smell of the cleanser and balance moisturiser is just not very nice. Despite our unimpressed opinion on the smell, Pukka stick to their word and deliver skin that is feeling ‘balanced and pure’.
Pukka please please find something to lighten the smell, we do love the products but as Leanne summed it up “I have realised smell is everything!”
On the note of smell I can’t recommend the Pukka Herbal Teas highly enough, they smell and taste amazing!! You can discover their range here : pukka tea
Balance Me Beauty Stellar Face Balm – Part of my spa at home reviews.
What they say:
this multi tasking product can be used for a whole range of things – lip balm, cuticle cream, dry patches, hair taimer, on impending coldsores, insect bites, face mask, sports protection, overnight treatment. Ingredients include: organic shea butter, virgin coconut oil, rosehip oil and mango seed butter, neroli, may chang and red mandarin which work together to smooth, softer and shield skin.
What we say:
I have a confession – I used this little beauty as soon as it arrived and decided at the moment there was no way it was leaving my possession for the other girls to try. I did share and let others test but only my mum and sister under my strict supervision. I can’t say enough good things about this hero product. My favourite is an indulgent over night face treatment, it absorbs much quicker than expected and you wake up with super soft and hydrated skin that feels healthy and glowing. My mum and sister agreed and loved the results. It’s great on dry lips and handy for rubbing on blisters to stop the sting or friction from shoes. It smells zesty and up-lifting. I can see myself buying this time and time again, although it seems to be lasting well so perhaps I won’t have to. If you need a new hero in you life then get ordering. This cold weather is a perfect excuse to treat your skin with the TLC of Balance Me Beauty Stellar Face Balm.
If you want to try Stellar beauty balm it comes in a handy travel/handbag size £5.00 And full size £18.50 you really won’t regret it. Here’s the link – face balm
Nivea Raspberry Rose Lip butter – Part of my Spa at Home reviews
What they say: NIVEA Lip Butter contains shea butter and almond oil. It melts into lips leaving them feeling soft, smoth and nourished. The long lasting formula helps to keep lips moisturised and healthy looking all day long.
What we say: We love this little tin. Packed full of moisture and smells devine. We all now carry this as a handbag essential. Yes there are more luxurios lip products but this does what it says for the bargin price of around £2.00. Nivea keeping up its name as the leading brand in budget beauty.
The lip butter retails for around £2.00 per tin and can be puchased in a range of places including Boots and Superdrug (buy online at superdrug for £1.49).