Review: Vita Liberata Body Blur

Hi Everyone

As I  have mentioned before I have pale skin and although love the results of a number of gradual self tanning products I have  never got into a routine using them as I am just too fussy about tan marks etc but  with so many great self tan brands on the market now this is less of an issue,  a number of them Irish brands which is fantastic and recently I have been kindly gifted products from these brands which I am excited and so grateful for, will post reviews about same when get a chance to use them properly.

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However one product I have been using on a regular basis and is a repurchase is the Vita Liberata Body Blur, instant tan, lovely product by itself or alongside gradual self tanning products to give that bronzed glow.

 

 

About

States:  From their Irish base Vita Liberata created the world’s first odourless tan in 2007 and their unique Odour Remove ™ technology is now present throughout the collection. In 2011, states they became the first completely non-toxic tanning brand free from parabens, perfume, alcohol and all chemicals of concern.   Please see link here  to learn more about the brand and the range of products available.

 

The Vita Liberata Body Blur is described is an instant body makeup that gives the most flawless skin finish and reduces the appearance of imperfections like cellulite and spider veins.

Application:

  • Apply in small pea sized dots along limbs and then blend well in long circular movements. For face and décolleté apply sparingly with fingers or a foundation brush. Wash hands after application.

Packaging and Cost

The product comes in squeezable tube with screw on lid and has a stick-on label with all the details on it; name, size etc, but with prolonged use it does start to come off as you can see in photo above which is a bug bear for me personally (need to see new packaging to see if still the sameRRP is £29.95 for 100ml (unless on offer, some online stores are selling it for less so check around if going to purchase) – would love to see this with a pump applicator as easier to apply however know this could increase cost further and it is quite expensive already.  However there now is a new / mixture of packaging on a number of different online sites so a bit confusing, although have used both versions and have not noticed any real difference same results and colour but just be aware of this if ordering, some packaging does not now state 24 HR wear on it as is one of my issues anyway as if it is very, very warm / wet it will transfer slightly, especially on your arms or legs, so not really 24 hr wear.

I have only seen three shades: Latte Light, Latte Medium, and Mocha, although some sites seem to be showing more or different versions so check around.

Although I have pale skin I do use the ‘Latte’ Medium shade which states was created to give the appearance of flawless skin and is ideal for medium skin tones. The silky lotion gives an instant medium, bronze tint and is suited to a range of skin tones from warm ivory through to deeper, olive shades.  I find as long as I am careful how much I apply it gives my skin a beautiful bronzed instant glow, not too dark.

 

Application and Results

Now on to the application and results, I do use as directed, small amounts and apply on my arms, neck, décolleté, legs and feet but I always sure my skin has been moistured well before hand I love my Kiehls Creme de Corps body lotion as keeps my skin moisturised  all day and does not leave a greasy residue perfect for applying the body blur over just make sure it has absorbed well before you apply it as it will leave it streaky other wise.  It has a creamy formula but you need to make sure you do not apply too much at a time as it leaves it more difficult to massage / blend in, I always apply with my hands making sure they are hydrated well before hand to help application.  I find it blends in really well if you follow these tips and then if you see any missed areas or want a bit more coverage just reapply small amounts on these areas even with a brush. Always leave at least five / ten minutes before dressing as it will transfer slightly but the longer you leave it the less transfer.  I find it does cover thread veins ok but not full coverage although you can build it up to make less noticeable.   I also add to my foundation to add a bit more colour, helps give my skin that extra boost.

I love the natural looking bronze glow / slight shimmer it gives to the skin, like a foundation / silk stockings for the body / face.  I do not apply on my hands until I am almost leaving, if you put some on a brush it is a great way to buff onto you hands, décolleté areas as well.  I also take a little in jar with me in my handbag to reapply when needed when I am out, when I wash my hands.

 

The only slight negatives for me is that it will transfer slightly and you will notice this more on light clothing but does not put me off especially for neck,  arms, and hands as just so easy as gives you that gorgeous instant glow.  It is also quite expensive but it does last ages and as  love results / enjoy using it so much, think it is worth it; and as always I try to purchase when an offer is on .

Few Tips:

  • Make sure your skin is hydrated before applying,
  • Apply small amounts;
  • Add to your foundation or moisturiser for extra colour/glow;
  • If you have particularly dry skin and find it difficult to blend add a little bit of moisturiser to it, mix well and then apply,  it will reduce depth of colour slightly but you can add more with your hand or a good brush;
  • Leave to dry as long as possible before dressing.

I think this the perfect product to have all year round to apply as and when needed to give a boost to your self tan or to wear by itself so a definite repurchase for me and I would recommend trying this product if you can, not only for the results but also because it is so easy to fit into your normal routine. You can just apply, wait five/ten mins or so and then go so no need to worry about that surprise event you weren’t prepared for, were not able to get your self tan sorted in time for – another plus for me is there is no strong self tan smell.

You can purchase from a number of online stores which include, lifeandlooks.com (reduced to £24)Vitaliberata.co.ukCultbeauty.co.uk;  Johnlewis.com to name a few,  however as always check around to see where you can get the best offer i.e. discovery sets, discount off, free gifts with purchase, samples or hopefully if you are lucky maybe all of them.

Look forward to any comments you may have.   Love to hear if you have tried this product before and if so do you like it as much as me.

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will be back soon with another post.

Thank you – take care and hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Best Wishes Liz x

One Insert:  Credit Johnlewis.com

Review: Birchbox UK July 2018

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I received my July Birchbox yesterday and theme of this month’s box is ‘Say Yes to Adventure‘.

Although the box design is still cute this month just not as excited as normal as the tin storage box was so impressive last month.

 

Birchbox is a monthly subscription box which costs £12.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available.  Usually five personalised beauty treats are included each month.

 

This month every box contains a Full Size Mannakadar Beauty Long Wear Powder, subscribers were / are able to choose either Paradise or Trifecta  (I chose Paradise), a product  / beauty information booklet and the following four products:

 

MannaKadar Long Wear Powder – ‘Paradise’ Full Size RRP £15  this is a beautiful rosey pink shade,  with a hint of glimmer.  Does apply well with good pigmentation and although I prefer a matt blusher it does look lovely on, natural looking and shimmer not too noticeable as long as you do not apply too much.  Only used it for a day so cannot really say how long-lasting it really is but when I try for a longer period of time, if  impressed will post a separate review .

Lipcote & Co Browcote Waterproof Brow Gel- (Full Size)  RRP £6.99  – another full size item which is great.  However I am not a fan as this product has a strong smell which I dislike.  I still have tried it once and although does hold brows well I know I am ‘wearing’ it which I do not like either and as the fragrance is just too much for me unfortunately will not be reusing.

 

What’s in it for me…? Shower Scrub (Sample size 50ml) Full Size is 200ml RRP £7I had never heard of this brand before but do love body scrubs so happy to see this included. The almond oil helps the light granules to glide on your skin and then once you rinse it off it leaves your skin feeling so smooth, hydrated and lightly fragranced.    Although only used once, so impressed with initial results may go on and purchase full size as quite reasonably priced at £7 for 200ml.

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If you subscribe during July you will get a FREE Lord & Berry highlighter stick (worth £15) with your first Birchbox, while stocks last.  You just need to use the code GLOWING at checkout.

Or just in case you prefer money off your box (do not think you can use both) you can get £5 off your first box – (box is normally £10 +£2.95 shipping – you will get for £5 +£2.95 shipping) by clicking  link here and then copy and paste code at checkout to get your discount.    Thank you in advance if you use this link. 

Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought, did you receive the same products as me in your box?

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up before the end of the week.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Thank you & take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

 

Magazine Freebies – August 2018

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This is going to be another good month for magazine freebies.    As always I will update post when or if there are any further magazine freebies throughout the month.

RED = £4.50 – FREE Rodial Black Eyeliner and Lip Liner Set worth £36 with the magazine this month (love this, received a similar set before).  There also was / is a Vichy skincare sample sachet inside the magazine.

Although not showing a free gift with subscription this month, currently you can get 5 issues for only £5 – if this offer has finished by the time you read this, always usually an offer on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

Marie Claire = usually £4.20  but only £2.50 this month in WH Smith – FREE Murad Age Reform AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser worth £10.  There also was / is a Vichy skincare sample sachet inside the magazine.

 

Although not showing a free gift with subscription this month, however always usually an offer on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

Harper’s Bazaar = £4.70 – A Free Bamford Skincare Set (worth £32); Refining Exfoliator and Moisturising Lotion, both 15mls.

There also will be / is a FREE Bella Freud Makeup Bag (choice of 3) with this month’s Elle Magazine (August Edition) (see photo below) – I have not got it yet as already subscribed to Elle and recently they have been really good and sent any free gifts with subscription copies as well, hopefully will be the same this month – would love the Lips Eyes or Beauty One:

 

(Once again a little reminder for any new followers, that magazines always dated a month in advance i.e. you get the August issue in July).

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   If not already subscribed, following my blog would love you to follow, would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up soon.

Thank you and take care.

Best Wishes Liz xx

Beautiful Escape Second Edition Beauty Box

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A quick post to let you know that The Second Edition Beautiful Escape beauty box is now available to purchase for £25, (worth over £70), at macosmetics.co.uk and the associated brands online sites (check which online site suits you best i.e. type of samples available with orders, products you may want to try etc.) while stocks last – this limited edition Beauty Box, contains a number of summer, really any time beauty essentials including a Full Size Mac Liptensity Lipstick in Ginger Rose – colour looks gorgeous.

 

The Beauty Box  contains the following products:

  • Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara, 5ml;
  • Clinique Take The Day Off™ Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips, 30ml;
  • Origins A PERFECT WORLD™ Anti-oxidant Cleanser with White Tea, 15ml;
  • Origins GINZING™ Energy-Boosting Moisturizer, 15ml;
  • FULL SIZE MAC Liptensity Lipstick, Ginger Rose, 3.6g;
  • Aveda Shampure™ Body Lotion, 50ml;
  • Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner, 60ml;
  • Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo, 60ml

All come in a beautiful cosmetics bag, love the design – Please see link here for full details.

If there are products you need, wanted to try, or have gifts you need to get – good time to get them if you can.    From past experience similar beauty boxes do not last long.

Thank you and take care – will have more posts up tomorrow and later in the week.

Best Wishes Liz x

Insert photo – Credit maccosmetics.co.uk

Review: Moi-Même ‘Spring’ 2018 Box & Subscription

Although I received my Spring 2018 ‘Nature’ Moi-Même box a while back, my third box, I wanted to let you see what was in it as it will be time for the Summer 2018 box v soon. The  Moi-Même box is a UK ‘seasonal’ box (4 boxes per year) which costs £45 approx per box  (annual subscription) or £49.95 (quarterly subscription), however this is increasing to £50 (approx) and £54.95 respectively from 1st July 2018. Box contains a variety of items (could be clothing, accessories, stationery, skincare, jewellery, homeware, makeup etc. – subscribers may get different colours / designs in different items). Delivery is free for our UK subscribers and costs £14.95 per box for the rest of the world. (full details on subscription(s) / shipping and proposed increase in price can be found at moi-même.co.uk.

As I am not subscribed currently to as many beauty boxes (taken a break from a lot as so many beauty products to use up).  I really enjoy receiving the Moi-Même box as it is much more than a beauty box, contains a range of different items.  

Products come wrapped in tissue paper in a white large magnetic closure box with a personalised sticker on the inner lid.  There are at least five full size items and usually an information booklet included as well but none in my Spring box.

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Included within the Spring box were the following items (photos below):

The Chilly’s Bottle 500ml (RRP £25) I received the Wild Floral Edition design which I love and it came in a matching protective hard cardboard outer case which is perfect. I was delighted to see this included as well as looking gorgeous such a useful product.  The Chilly’s Bottle is a revolutionary reusable bottle that can keep water ice-cold for 24 hours. States keeps hot as well for 12 hours (not tried this yet), is leak proof, not affected by outside temperatures.  I take this with me on a daily basis and it does keep water really cold I also use it for diluted still drinks as well and is perfect.  Although I haven’t as yet, I intend to buy a few more bottles as gifts as well, available in so many different colours, designs – love it so much;

 

M.S.H Scarf (RRP £12) – I received the off white shade with rose gold detail.  Another lovely product, light weight perfect in any weather.   Another product I was delighted to see included this month.


Blonde and Stone Marble Coaster Stand =  (Set of 4 RRP £25) – definitely a quality small stand, love the design and also perfect to using when taking photos of small items as well.  May not be as an exciting addition as other items but still happy to see included as will use.


Siskyn Skincare Oils Organic Rose & Neroli Day Facial Oil (30ml) RRP £42 States is suitable for all skin types but specifically more mature drier skin and gentle enough for the delicate eye area too.  Even though has a rose fragrance, the aroma is not too strong thankfully, so think I will use but havent used yet as already trying a few different oils – however when I try properly, if I think results impressive will post a separate review. 

 

I am Balanced Smokey Quartz Crystal Mist (100ml) RRP £24.50 – This is another reason why I enjoy receiving the box as usually receive number of items you may not have heard of tried before and this is another one of them.  States: Uplifting orange blossom and balancing geranium combine with the healing powers of aloe vera to balance and restore skin’s natural oil balance. Charged with smokey quartz, the ultimate bad vibe cleansing stone, this crystal mist is the perfect energetic pick-me-up for when the clouds just won’t lift or your skin feels a little bleak.  Sounds good doesn’t it?   It has a light ‘spa’ type fragrance and a quite light mist.  I have used as a pre cleanse, primer, to set makeup and throughout the day as a refreshing mist and it does seem to help as refreshing toning mist, just not sure how good it is yet as a primer or to set makeup as not tried for a long enough period yet but do enjoy using it throughout the day, only issue  is it is quite heavy to carry with you in your bag.  Although will keep using not sure I would purchase as not noticed any additional benefits yet, don’t think as good as my normal refreshing mists which are more reasonably prices and handier for your bag as well.


We also received a Packet of Wildflower Seeds as well which was a nice touch.

Review: Skinician Advanced Firming Serum

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I have told you a bit about the lovely Irish skincare Skinician brand before on my earlier post here; and also let you know about two products I already love and repurchased from their range, the Advanced Time Delay Day Cream and Restoring Night Cream.

So when they v kindly *gifted me their NEW Advanced Firming Serum (above) to try I was delighted especially when they also included a beautiful jade roller with it (sold separately). The Roller is beautiful, so cooling on the skin, feels like a slight workout for the face, neck; benefits include increasing circulation, helping with fine lines/wrinkles etc, I do think helps products to work slightly better, only problem is remembering to use it on a regular basis as with all exercise.

As I have said before I do like Skinician’s sleek but practical packaging – only difference with this product is that they have used a sticker this time for their logo, details etc – I prefer when details are embossed on packaging but then this is a minor thing as long as results are good

1.  Advanced Firming Serum (50ml – £51.95 or 65 Euro) – dermatologically tested.

Described as formulated to help firm skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and help fight against sagging – sounds good doesn’t it?

Benefits:

  • Instantly tightens, lifts and firms
  • Noticeably reduces fine lines and wrinkles – clinical studies have shown an immediate effect on crow’s feet;
  • Instant, long-term results;
  • Potent Antioxidant;
  • Intensely hydrates and smoothes.
  • Apply twice daily after cleansing before your moisturiser on the face and neck area, avoiding the eyes.  Leave to absorb for 2 minutes before applying moisturiser.
Directions and Results
  • Great to see this serum is in a squeezable tube as well.  It has a v light spa like fragrance with a creamy liquid consistency, not runny and not oily either.  I applied / apply as directed and it smoothes onto the skin without any greasy residue, initially skin does feel a little sticky but within the recommended two minutes this disappears and skin then feels smooth and looks refreshed with a slight glow, skin also feels hydrated, though would not say  intensely hydrating.  Initially when you apply the serum it feels cooling on the skin and I do feel a v slight tightening/firming effect as it absorbs, however this is not as noticeable now I have been using for a longer period so maybe this shows it is working.
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  • You do not need to massage this into the skin as much as some other serums/oils as if you do work at it too much it will start to feel slightly tacky.  I use it all over my face (avoiding the eye area but do put up to top of cheeks where fine lines show as well), neck and decolletege and then follow daily with my Skinician day and night creams and have been impressed with results.  Initially I thought it was quite good but with prolonged use have become more impressed with results.  My skin definitely feels smoother, as long as I get enough sleep, skin also looks brighter, helps give it a slight glow.  I definitely feels it is firming, toning the skin and fine lines do appear less noticeable, though again if I have also been drinking enough water – I am really bad at doing this, trying to improve.
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  • Although I do like the results on my face I think I am even more impressed with results on my neck / decolletege, no product is ever going to put the fine lines on the neck away as you get older but this definitely feels and looks that is making them less noticeable. I feel it works as well if not slightly better than one of my all time favorite products, the Elemis Pro-collagen Lifting Treatment Neck and Bust cream (50ml) RRP £65 (more difficult to get now Elemis have now a neck balm which I personally do not like as well), have been using this one for ages and although prefer the feeling of the Elemis one, the Skinician one is more reasonably priced, lasts longer and as I said think results are as good or may be even that slight bit better.
  • Although more reasonably priced than the Elemis neck and bust cream I understand it is still quite expensive but with the results I have got / seen  and as it does last well, I definitely will be purchasing and recommend trying for yourself if you can especially for anyone who feels they need a little help wants to give their skin a boost.   I think would be great for all skin types as doesnt dry the skin either.  I do use my Skinician moisturiser over the top  and have now also added my ‘hero’ Antipodes Face Divine oil back into my routine as well which gives that additional boost.
  • You can check out, see more from the  Skinician range, including some new and improved products (day moisturisers contain SPF 30 now which is even better) via the link here.

Look forward to any comments you may have.   Have you tried any products from this range before?

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up during / end of the week.

Thank you for reading – enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Best Wishes Liz x

*Gifted for review consideration

Review: Birchbox UK June 2018

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Although  I only received my June Birchbox today, I am so impressed that I wanted to show you what I received as soon as possible in case you wanted to get one too as only available while stocks last. Theme of this month’s box is ‘The Tea Party’.  Birchbox were 5 years in the UK last month, their 5th Birthday, so hard to believe as I have been with them since nearly the beginning.

 

Love the addition of the special keepsake biscuit patterned tin box this month – I think would be perfect for storing so much more e.g. perfume samples, any beauty samples, small crayons/colouring pencils etc – whatever you want really.

Birchbox is a monthly subscription box which costs £12.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available.  Usually five personalised beauty treats are included each month.

This month every box contains a Full Size Ella Eden Eyeshadow- subscribers were able to choose from two shades, Faith or Julia (I chose Julia).   A product  / beauty information booklet and the following five products & bonus item were also included in my box:

 

Ella Eden London Compact Eyeshadow – ‘Julia’ Full Size RRP £12.99  this is a beautiful pinky / peach colour and although a powder formula it has a creamy feel with a satin finish. Although buildable it is a lighter shade, I have just used it once and it applies very easily and looks beautiful as a transition shade, although also would look good all over the eyelid, just under the eyebrow, inner corners of the eyes.  I also have tried as a highligher too and looks good used that way as well.   Initial thoughts are I definitely will use and happy with my choice, however not sure how long-lasting it will be – if I find it lasts well when I try for a longer period of time, will post a separate review.


 

Arrow Boost Colour Enhancing Lip Balm (Berry Busy)– (Full Size)  RRP £11  – another full size item, we are getting spoiled this month.  As it is a colour enhancing balm it may look slightly different on everyone.  On me it  is a beautiful rosy pink colour.  It applies really easily, feels comfortable –  again not sure how long it lasts but at this stage still on my lips, looks like a lip stain now.    I will also definitely use and already have in my everyday makeup bag.  Not sure if I would pay the RRP price however if on offer would consider purchasing.

 

Number 4 Jour d’automne Smoothing Balm (Sample size 30ml) Full Size is 150ml RRP £24.50 – I was happy to see this in my box as have tried products from this brand before and enjoyed using them and results were good.  It is a creamy smoothing balm and smells beautiful, you are supposed to apply to damp hair but I applied a little to my finished style and it did smooth the flyaways and didn’t leave my hair looking greasy,  I will use both ways and post a full review when I get a chance to try properly.  Although this is only a sample size do not mind, as think will last for a while and perfect size for travelling.

If you subscribe during June you will get a FREE Smith & Cult lip lacquer (worth £21) with your first Birchbox, while stocks last.  You just need to use the code KISSES at checkout.
Or just in case you prefer money off your box (do not think you can use both) you can get £5 off your first box – (box is normally £10 +£2.95 shipping – you will get for £5 +£2.95 shipping) by clicking  link here and then copy and paste code at checkout to get your discount.    Thank you in advance if you use this link. 

Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought, did you receive the same products as me in your box/’tin’?

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up during and / or end of the week.

Hope you have a really enjoyable week.

Thank you & take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

 

Jeans for Genes Day & 2018 Limited Edition T-Shirt

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A short post to let you that the Jeans for Genes 2018 Limited Edition fashion t-shirt is now available to purchase on  the Jeansforgenesday.org website for £20I am just after purchasing mine as I do each year.

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What is Jeans for Genes?

Jeans for Genes is an appeal dedicated to raising funds that will help children suffering from genetic disorders.

Who does Jeans for Genes help?

The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day funds a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children affected by genetic disorders – please see the Jeans for Genes Day UK site for more detail.

How it happens in the UK

In the UK, one day every year – this year Jeans for Genes day is on Friday 21st September 2018 – everyone is asked to throw out the usual dress rules, jump into their jeans and donate a sum to help this cause. The appeal also come up with ideas to raise extra funds, such as competitions and quizzes and  through their clothing including annual limited edition fashion t-shirts.

2018 Limited Edition T-Shirt

This year Jeans for Genes have teamed up with the Kingston School of Art to bring us our latest limited edition fashion t-shirt.  The t-shirt, illustrated by winning designer Chunchen Liu, takes its inspiration from a pile of jeans, thread and a rivet to form the pattern and twist of a DNA double helix

 

The T-shirt is £20 and comes in women’s sizes UK 8/10 to UK 20/22 and men’s sizes S to XL – all sizes still available at time of posting.

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The quality of the t-shirts is usually excellent and I am sure this year will be no exception.

As I said last year I would definitely recommend visiting the Jeans for Genes Day website to learn more about this great cause, then by purchasing this t-shirt  or any of the other beautiful products on the site you can also be a part of Jeans for Genes day through supporting this excellent cause.   You can wear this year’s Limited Edition t-shirt any time not just the 21st September 2018 – I still wear previous years t-shirts.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post – much appreciated.  Look forward to any comments you may have – if you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up tomorrow and during the week.

Take care and enjoy the remainder of the weekend.

Best Wishes Liz x

Credit – inserts Jeansforgenesday.org.

 

Review: Sarah Chapman London Skinesis Skin Insurance SPF 30

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I wanted to let you know about another product I have purchased / tried from the Sarah Chapman London Skinesis range – the Skinesis Skin Insurance SPF 30 Perfecting Tint.

In case you have not heard of Sarah Chapman or her products – please see link here for further details, range of products available and link here for my earlier review here on the Skinesis Overnight Facial serum.

The Sarah Chapman Skinesis Skin Insurance SPF 30 Perfecting Tint is described as a skin perfecting tinted protection from UVA, UVB, thermal & infrared radiation, with antioxidants, stem cell active complex & smart light scattering powders, Sarah Chapman Skinesis Skin Insurance SPF 30 delivers a visible youth boost.

Stated: Use every morning after moisturising. Smooth 2-3 pumps evenly over face and neck.  Reapply as required.

Results are described as:

Perfects and protects skin from infrared, thermal and UV ageing, helping to reverse signs of damage and increase tolerance to UV. Smart light scattering powders and intelligent adaptive tint reduce the appearance of skin imperfections for an enhanced Skinesis glow.

Sounds impressive doesn’t it?  Now to what I thought/think.

 

Packaging and Cost

The product comes in a practical bronze hard plastic container with silvertone detail around it and white writing.  It has a pump applicator and push on cap and RRP is £49 for 30ml (unless on offer) – as well as being practical, the packaging does look luxurious as well.

It has a light slightly oily creamy consistency (though not greasy) – looks and feels  like a lighter tinted moisturiser.  First thing I noticed again, was the aroma, love the aroma of all the Sarah Chapman products I have tried to date – it is hard to explain but to me it is has an uplifting, refreshing, maybe a slight Citrus fragrance, not overpowering but still lingers slightly on the skin.  Again when you apply it, feels like your skin is being treated, pampered with a luxurious product.   I also love this is a combination of a skincare and makeup product,  a light tinted moisturiser.


Application and Results

Now on to the application and results, I used / use two pumps as directed after my moisturiser  (sufficient for face neck and top of chest), I dabbed on my face and neck like a foundation and then applied / apply either with a beauty blender or my fingertips, found both work well.    Blends so easily (photo below shows it v well blended in on my arm, I have v pale skin and had no tan on in this photo), leaves your skin looking refreshed, feeling hydrated, dewy but not greasy more like a boost to the skin and although only a tint it does give a light coverage which is also slightly buildable, need to apply concealer over any blemishes but I do this anyway even with heavier tinted moisturisers / foundations. I also have mixed with one of my ‘hero’ products, the IT Cosmetics CC Foundation Cream to give my skin an additional boost and it works perfectly.  Personally I have had no irritations either.

I think this will be a great all year round product but think it is especially good for the warmer weather when you don’t really want to wear a foundation but still would like a light coverage something to help give a boost to the skin whilst also helping to protect it.

Definite repurchase for me and I would recommend trying this product if you can, not only for the results but also because it is so easy to fit into your normal routine. However if you have a Sarah Chapman counter near you, check it out for yourself, especially if you have a more oily skin.

You can purchase from a number of online stores which include, Sarah Chapman, SpaceNK UK, Feelunique.co.uk, currently Feelunique are offering a Free gift worth £47 with 2 Sarah Chapman purchases, while stocks last and they also have regular discount codes, free gift offers available as well.  However as always check around to see where you can get the best offer i.e. discovery sets, discount off, free gifts with purchase, samples or hopefully if you are lucky maybe all of them.

Look forward to any comments you may have.   Love to hear if you have tried this product before and if so do you like it as much as me.

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will be back soon with another post.

Thank you – take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

 

Benefit Cosmetics – FREE Mascara Sample ‘Trade-In’ Offer

Hi

Just in case you have not seen this offer yet, wanted to let you know Benefitcosmetics.com/uk have another great mascara ‘Trade In’ offer on at the moment.

 

Currently you are able to get a FREE deluxe mascara sample (choice of 3) to try when you take any old full size mascara, from any brand, to a benefit counter – you can choose between BAD gal BANG, They’re Real and Roller Lash samples, while stocks last.   I chose the BAD gal BANG sample as it is my favourite mascara out of these three.  You just need to pop your old mascara into the trade-in container (photo below) and then the sales assistant/consultant with give you your free sample (generous sample size – photo also below).

 

Offer is due to end on 23 June 2018, or while stocks last  so the quicker you can get into your nearest Benefit counter the more chance your choice / sample will still be available – great way to try different mascaras from the Benefit Cosmetics range.

You can find your nearest Benefit Counter via the link here.

Thank you for reading and look forward to any comments you may have – if you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up during / end of the week.

Take care.

Best wishes Liz x