19 June 2016

The Skincare Secrets TAG 2016 ❤

Hello Beauties!
Hope you're all keeping well? I'm going to keep this intro short and sweet, as I've created a new skincare TAG for all you skincare junkies, or anyone with an interest in skincare. I'm really excited to share this with you all, but feel free to take out any questions you feel aren't relevant to you! I would love as many people as possible to do this TAG and I would love you to share your answers with me if you do this TAG! So lets get to it..

My skin is definitely normal/combination. I'm lucky not to get too many blemishes, but I do suffer with a slightly oily t-zone and some dry patches. Sometimes, I suffer with dull/dehydrated skin too due to being a pretty bad sleeper, as well as being in an air conditioned environment for work. I probably don't drink as much water as I should either, why does 2l a day seem so hard!

I would say complex, maybe a little too complex at times! I've had to simplify my routine, as I was staring to aggravate my skin with so many different products #SkincareJunkie. 

Cleanse 
AM: Clarins one step Peach Cleanser or Oskia Cleansing Gel if I have enough time
PM: Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm & Oskia Cleansing Gel

Tone
AM & PM: Elemis Apricot Toner (HG)

Serum
AM: Super Drug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum ( Under £3 you need to check this out )
PM: Estee Lauder ANRII

Moisturise
AM: Clinique Moisture Surge
PM: Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream 

Favourite Treatment Products?
PM: Oskia Renaissance Mask/ Origins Drink up Intensive Mask. I also love Clarins for facial oils!

Eye Cream
AM & PM: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye cream

Lips
Jack Wills Lip Balm (FYI this stuff is amazing and super affordable)

Oops (YES) Keep checking back to see my upcoming monster skincare haul! 

I would definitely take a Hawaiian Tropic SPF, along with my Estee Lauder Tinted Moisturiser and finally my Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm.

I feel like 99% of people will disagree with me, but the Liz Earl Cleanse & Polish sadly did nothing for me! It wasn't bad and didn't break me out, but it definitely didn't improve my skin situation at the time. I've also reviewed the Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm, which gives great results, but the grainy and non-luxurious texture lets it down at a whopping £50!

Either the Origins Super Spot Remover or the Elemis Herbal Lavender Mask, which can also be used as a spot treatment. Both are great, but Elemis edges it as it calms down my whole complexion like no other!

100% the Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Clay Mask - In under 10 minutes your skin is transformed from dull to glowing, plump and totally fabulous. I first had this applied to my skin prior to a make-over at Charlotte Tilbury for the 2015 Cosmo Blog Awards and my skin looked so juicy after it!

I'm a huge fan of my Jade Roller, which is really relaxing and a great way to even out your skins texture from the comfort of your own home. I also love the Foreo Luna Play, which I have reviewed here.

My wish list is endless (Cult Beauty's fault), but I've just purchased a few new goodies, which will be featuring on the blog very soon!

If you're eye cream isn't de-puffing or reducing darkness quite as much as you would like, then try investing in a facial/eye roller, as these can help massively with de-puffing and improving the circulation and breaking up any blood cell build up under your eyes. 

I would probably say if you're looking to get into face oils then start off with Clarins! They aren't super cheap, but definitely not in the £50+ price range, which a lot of oils seem to be creeping towards at the moment. I've tried two from Clarins and both have been fantastic and have worked wonders to balance my skin, when it has been a little troublesome. Oil is also the best way to balance your skin, so if you're having a bit of trouble strip down your routine to cleansing and applying an oil. 

I hope you have enjoyed this TAG lovelies - I TAG you all! 

Don't forget to share your answers with me using #SkincareSecretsTAG on Twitter!

Lots of Love


TAG Created by India-Robyn, Founder of The Jewel Beauty Blog June 2016
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15 June 2016

SPECTRUM MARBLEOUS 4 PIECE CONTOUR SET ❤

Hello beauties!
Long time no speak! I hope you're all keeping well? I've recently come back from an amazing trip to Bordeaux, which I will be writing up shortly. However, today I'm feeling pretty unwell and thinking perhaps I caught some kind of bug on the plane or in the airport. I wanted to write up this post for you lovelies before I left, but between one thing and another I didn't get around to it. I'm really excited to talk about one of my recent beauty purchases and I have already been a busy bee posting gorgeous pictures of these brushes. I've just checked the Spectrum website and sadly these brushes have sold out whilst I have been away, but I'm sure they will be back soon by popular demand! I hope you enjoy this post my loves and would love to hear from you in the comments section below. 

Spectrum have become well known for creating super sassy make-up brushes/tools that aren’t just a pretty face. The quality of these handcrafted brushes is exceptional, as well as being PETA registered and Vegan trademarked cruelty free brand. I have been eyeing up their "Glam Clam" which is now back in stock (seriously, you need to check them out) and after deciding that I needed some new face brushes, I headed to the Spectrum website, where I came across possibly the most insta-gorgeous brushes ever! I opted for the face brush collection, which includes four of their best selling brushes over the full collection, as I don't really do that much eye make-up. I've been using them for around three weeks now and I'm in love.
B01 Flat Top Buffer
B02 Domed Buffer

The 4 Piece Marbleous Contour Set have a stunning colour scheme of rose gold, grey and white. The collection consists of their B01 Flat Top Buffer, B02 Domed Buffer, C03 Tulip Powder and finally their C04 Angled Powder brush. The buffing brushes are best use with cream, liquid or powder foundations and the super soft bristles ensure that you can achieve a gorgeous even finish that can be built up to suit your look. I've been using both brushes every day and I honestly can't pick a favourite, but one thing that's for sure is that you wont experience that nasty streaky effect that some brushes give. The Tulip Powder brush is great for highlighting and more precision contouring with it's tapered shape, but the Angled Powder brush is equally great at creating a natural contour and both can be used to dust powder or to add a pop of colour to your complexion.
CO3 Tulip Powder
C04 Angled Powder

Overall, I'm SO impressed with these brushes and they really aren't just a pretty face! The quality of these brushes is incredible and it's also great that they are a cruelty free brand. One thing I would like to see in the future is the name of the brush (B02) actually on the brush, which I think just makes it a little easier to identify, but no biggie! These brushes are super beautiful, but not the most dense that I have used, but I guess that is more personal preference. I would recommend Spectrum in a heartbeat though, and would love to know if you've tried any brushes from their super sassy collection?


Lots of Love
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22 May 2016

8 Lip products to try this summer ☀

Hello my lovelies!
Hope you're all keeping well and that you've had a lovely weekend? Now usually I do get a case of the "Sunday Blues" but actually I've had a lovely Sunday, and I'm feeling pretty relaxed ahead of my six day week. I know I've been a little quiet on the blog, but the past week I've been pretty unwell, as well as going through a really busy spell at work. We are heading into our event season and it's all systems go! Anyhoo, today I'm going to be talking about some of my favourite lipsticks for Spring/Summer and I've included a combination of brights and nudes, as I know bright shades aren't for everyone. I hope you enjoy this post my loves and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below. Don't forget you can also contact me via my social media icons to the right hand side!

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First up we have the Lancome Juicy Shakers and you may have seen my recent review on these little cuties, but I'm totally obsessed by them. I have the shade Apricute; a dark Orange and Freedom of Peach; a neon Pinky/Peach shade. They both have a light colour pay off, but as they're lip oils they help to keep your lips hydrated whilst adding a touch of sass too! Plus how cute is the cocktail shaker esque packaging, They're just made for Summer. Moijito please!

Matte Magenta by Clinique is a gorgeous bright pink that is blue toned. It's honestly the most comfortable Matte formula that I have tried so far. It's a pretty out there shade in the bullet, but not so much that it's hard to pull off or wear during the day! I love bright Pink shades during the summer, as they're super fun and a great way to pick up a subtle look or outfit. 

The Pinky/Nude/Peach shade of dreams. Bitch Perfect has definitely made a name for itself in the beauty world and for good reason too! Aside from it's sassy name, it's actually a gorgeous Summer shade that can be worn with ANY look. Light-diffusing pigments give the lips a luminous, plump and multi-dimensional look, as well as having a lovely smooth and buildable formula. If you use liner and gloss with Bitch Perfect, you can easily transform it into an evening shade too! It's so versatile.
I think this is up there with the Chanel VA Foundation, in terms of how many times I've mentioned it on my blog and social media (sorry), but believe me it's that good. If you're looking for a vivid Orange toned Red then "Lana" is your lady. Everything from texture to staying power, and the super satisfying clicky magnetic packaging make this Lipstick a total summer siren!

I would say this is the shade I'm pretty much always reaching for at the moment. It's a pretty Nudey Peach, with a gorgeous oil and pigment blend. I find this shade to be pretty hydrating and a great option for a more traditional peachy/bronze summertime look!

Penelope Pink may not be an obvious choice for summer, but it's slightly dusky and brownish Pink tones make it a very pretty and flattering shade for the nude lovers amongst us. Like Bitch Perfect it has a dreamy formula and instantly makes your lips look plumper, with its light enhancing pigments. It also works really well in the evening against dusky eye makeup, it would be great for an evening party or a low maintenance shade for a summer BBQ!
I would say that Cecile is best described as being a pretty Rosewood shade, that defintiely makes greeny/blue eyes pop! With a beautiful texture and medium colour pay off, I would say that this is one of the most comfortable formula's I own. I love wearing this shade with natural make-up, it's so pretty if you want to emphasise your eye colour. 

I was introduced to Laqa & Co. when I subscribed to Birchbox briefly and it's become a real go to lip/cheek product for me. I travel a lot, so sometimes its nice to condense down my collection and take products with me that have dual use! "Humble Brag" is a mid toned Berry pink, which I find really flattering and a great option for a more subtle pink, if i'm not feeling quite so "Matte Magenta"
I hope you've enjoyed this post lovelies! You know I love to have a good old chat about lipsticks, so I would love to hear all about your summertime favourites? Are you bright or nude?

Lots of love
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8 May 2016

What's New | Beauty Haul ❤

Hello my lovelies!
I hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend? I’m seriously wishing it wasn’t Sunday right now and could do with another day off! However, I’ve had a lovely day and even managed to squeeze in a very tasty BBQ with Daniel, so my Sunday blues aren’t too bad right now. I also wanted to share a few new beauty products that I’ve picked up myself and been sent, so I hope you enjoy seeing what’s new in my beauty collection. I was originally going to post my evening skincare routine today, but I honestly didn't realise how long it would take me to write out, so right now it's a working progress. I'm hoping to get in live by next weekend, so keep checking back if you want to see my evening routine and also how it helps to ease my anxiety. 
I recently blogged about this little beauty gadget here, but I thought I would add it into my Haul as it is new, and something I’m really loving. It’s a lot gentler than some of the other cleansing systems I have, plus it’s super cute and amazing to travel with! It does have a limited life span of 100 uses, but at under £30 it’s a great way to try out sonic cleansing at a more affordable price!

I’ve been on the hunt for some new brushes for quite a while, but have kept putting it off. A little while back I spotted the super quirky and gorgeous mermaid collection by Spectrum, which sadly was and still is sold out. Last week I thought I would check out their website again and came across the BEAUTIFUL Marbelous collection! White & Rose Gold is my idea of heaven, so as you can imagine I had to add these to my online basket! I haven’t used them yet, but they’re the softest brushes I’ve felt, so I’ve got high expectations. I mean is it even okay to use something so pretty? Ha!

I thought I would group these two together, as they’re definitely a dynamic duo. I feel totally late to the party with these, as they’ve been raved about in the blogosphere for as long as I can remember! I suppose I kept putting it off, as I have quite a large collection already. I did try the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel in a small sample size before, but never really got to use it enough to see if I really liked it. It’s funny what 15% off and a glass of white wine can do to a beauty-obsessed blogger! I’ve used these a handful of times and so far so good, but I will definitely update you once I’ve had a chance to properly use them. 

I popped into Superdrug the other day just to stock up on ibuprofen, as I walked through the door I saw a big stand with the Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum at under £3, so I instantly picked it up and put it in my basket. I tend to pay £50+ for serums, so after finding out it has tons of amazing media reviews, I'm hoping this could be the bargain of the year! It’s not anti ageing, but more of a hydrating serum, which will be fantastic for my dehydrated skin.
My ANR II has become a real staple in my skincare routine. I notice such a huge difference when I stop using it, so I instantly repurchased, as I ran out of my 50ml bottle. Look Fantastic had a great gift set where you get 30ml of ANR II which is £50 on it’s own, but also a good size sample of the ANR Eye cream & their well loved Advanced Time Zone cream too All for £50. I’ve wanted to try the ANR eye cream for ages, so this seemed like a good gift set to purchase. The 50ml bottle has lasted me over a year, so I’m sure the 30ml will keep me going until Christmas! I can't seem to find this gift set on Look Fantastic at the moment, but there are similar options. 

I was lucky enough to be sent the Vita Liberata Marula Dry Oil Self Tan and I'm super excited to try it out. It's the world's only self tan with an impressive SPF50. It gives a gradual tan for up to 10 days with buildable colour. East African Marula Oil is 4x more hydrating than Argan Oil with 4x more Vitamin C than Tahitian Monoi Oil, so I have pretty high hopes for this! I will be writing about this within the next few weeks, so keep an eye on my social media if you're interested to find out more!
I hope you've enjoyed this post lovelies and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below. Have you or would you like to try anything from today's post? If you would like to see any specific reviews please let me know!

Have a lovely week!

Lots of Love

Please note any PR Samples are marked * All views are my own. 
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4 May 2016

FOREO LUNA Play Review ❤

Hello My Lovelies!
Hope you're all keeping well? I'm enjoying my last day off before going back to work tomorrow and decided to get my blog on, as I'm going to be super busy over the next two weeks. I've been really excited to write this post up, as I love anything to do with skincare and the Foreo Cleansing Systems have had nothing but glowing reviews since first coming out. I've held off purchasing one due to already owning to other cleansing devices, but when I found out about the LUNA Play, I just had to take the plunge and see what this little beauty was all about. I hope you enjoy this review lovelies and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below. You can also use my social media Icons to get in touch if you have any specific questions, or just fancy a chat!
I pretty much live and breathe skincare, I'm genuinely so interested in the anatomy of the skin and how various products, textures and equipment can influence your skins natural equilibrium. In terms of sonic cleansing systems prior to the Foreo Luna Play I had used systems from Michael Todd & Clarisonic, both being fantastic... but nowhere near as cute, effective and hygienic as the Foreo Luna Play. I would definitely class myself as a skincare junkie, so the look of the Foreo cleansing systems has always appealed to me, but I suppose I never felt the need to spend £90+ on the larger Foreo, as I already had cleansing devices to use. 

Described as being an ultra-gentle yet seriously effective way to enhance your everyday skin care ritual, the super-cute LUNA Play generates 8000 T-Sonic pulsations per minute to help eliminate toxins and enhance the efficiency of your cleanser. The LUNA Play is made from super soft silicone, which ensures that the skin is never at risk of being damaged in comparison to some nylon bristles, which can aggravate the skin if over used. The LUNA play has 2-zone facial brush features with finer touch-points which cleanse more sensitive skin on larger areas like the cheeks and forehead, while the thicker touch-points provide a deep and precise cleanse on areas like the T-zone. Foreo systems are also up to 35 times for hygienic, as well as removing up to 99.5% of dirt and oil, making this little beauty the perfect way to perfect your complexion without stripping or aggravating your skin.
I have to admit I'm beyond obsessed with this super mini LUNA Play. It's a breath of fresh air and the fact that it's £29 makes it a much more affordable way to try out sonic cleansing. It's pretty dinky (around the size of a cotton pad) but my god does it pack a punch. I've also read a lot of reviews saying that the Play is actually just as effective as the larger LUNA systems which are over £100! The main limitation with this product is the fact that it's NOT rechargeable and has an approximate life of 100, one minutes uses. If used 2-3 times a week you could probably get 10+ months out of this, but I'm using it at least 4 times a week at the moment. Even though it does have a limited life, I do think it's worth trying out as my skin is looking so much healthier at the moment. I actually went shopping without an ounce of make-up on today, not even mascara! It also comes in an array of beautiful colours, which makes this product even more enabling! It's just do damn cute, but mighty effective too. 

I would love to hear your thoughts - Are you tempted by the Foreo LUNA Play?

Lots of Love
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2 May 2016

Lancôme Energie de Vie Liquid Moisturiser Review #MadeOfEnergy

Hello my lovelies!
I hope you're all keeping well? I've had a super busy, but fun birthday weekend and turning 24 doesn't feel that bad at all! Also a huge thank you for all the lovely messages that you sent me. Just under two weeks ago I came home to a little Lancôme surprise; their new Energie de Vie Liquid Moisturiser. I love me some skincare and actually I haven't tried a huge amount from Lancôme, even though I'm currently obsessed with everyone of their perfumes and their brand new Juicy Shakers. I hope you enjoy this initial thoughts kinda review and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.
The Lancôme Energie de Vie Liquid Moisturiser (£28) has been designed for those leading an intense lifestyle (Hands up) which usually leads to tired, rough, dull or dry skin. Key ingredients include Goji Berry extract and Lemon Balm oil, which leave your skin looking energised, healthier, and hydrated. I have to mention that it smells amazing!! It smells almost exactly like a Lychee Martini, which I had at an event last week. Yum! This liquid moisturiser by Lancôme has been inspired by new Korean beauty technology, the liquid formula absorbs straight away similar to a serum like Estee Lauder ANR and leaves your skin ready for make-up application.

After using the Lancôme Energie de Vie Liquid Moisturiser for a week, I have to admit that I've really enjoyed using it. I much prefer a serum or gel texture, as I really don't like it when I can feel residue on my skin after using a more traditional moisturiser. My skin is definitely looking more plump after following the 7 day regime and some dryness I was experiencing on my nose has vanished! It has been compared to that healthy post gym glow you get, even though I haven't been much of a gym bunny lately, I totally get it. This moisturiser really does make you feel and look more alive and everything from it's scent to it's super lightweight texture make this Moisturiser a little powerhouse. I can see this becoming super popular and I will 100% be purchasing the full size and maybe the sleeping mask too! 

I would love to hear from you below lovelies, would you consider trying this new type of moisturiser?

Lots of Love
PR Sample
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23 April 2016

There Is A Shade Of Red For Every Woman - Audrey Hepburn ❤

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Hello my lovelies!
Long time no speak. I'm not afraid to say that I've lost a bit of my blogging mojo, but I have been on such a blogging mission the past few months that I feel that I've burnt out a little. After a busy week in the marketing office, as well as lots of travel I tend to only really have Saturday or part of a Saturday to myself. My Sunday's have consisted of 8 hours of shooting blog pictures, editing, writing and promoting... it's almost like a mini job in itself! Of course I love it though, but I think I have just needed some time to myself recently. I've decided to really go easy on social media and my blog and not try to force or over commit myself. I know that I will be back to normal soon, but I'm not one to rush these kinda things! I know one thing that will cheer me up and that's talking about lipsticks. The past two years have seen me become a huge fan of a bold Red lip, instead of intimidating me (like they used too) I now feel so confident when wearing Red lipstick, so I thought I would share a few of my favourites with you today.

Aislinn from Lippy In The City very kindly treated me to this gorgeous orangey toned red lipstick from George ASDA, she had mentioned how amazingly moisturising they were as well as having fab staying power for under £5. I really like it and would say it's definitely one of the more moisturising formula's from this selection, and I just can't get over the teeny tiny price for such a great lipstick. 

Another absolute bargain that has great pigment, great texture and a highly on trend matte finish. Matte Red is definitely more of a cherry toned red, which makes it great for making you're teeth whiter. I opt for this one quite a lot and love how girly and cute the packaging is with a rose gold bullet and a pretty mint polka dot lid. 

Every time I write about this lipstick I actually feel a little excited inside, It's been my favourite shade and formulation since last Summer, when I first wore it to a wedding. I wasn't expecting to love it, as I had never really ventured into orangey toned reds, but oh my god it was love at first sight. It lasted from 2pm - 2am on the night of the wedding, with just one little touch up! The packaging is sleek, sharp and has a very satisfying magnetic click. I have major love for this lipstick. 

Scarlet Siren is a deep cool-toned red, which has a bold payoff with a really nice formula too (I believe it contains Apricot Kernal Oil) It does have more of a gloss effect too it, but not glossy enough for it to move around a lot. I have the gift version, but the packaging for the full size is just beautiful.

Revlon are renowned for their gorgeous formulations and this lipstick is no exception! It's gel-based formulation ensure that it glides on boldy in one sweep. I would describe it as being a Cherry red and it's definitely one of my favourites out of the lipsticks I've mentioned in this post.

This was the first red lipstick I ever purchased and I've had it in my collection ever since! MAC lipsticks are so reliable and to me MAC Red is the perfect Red for anyone venturing into brighter shades. Even though it's a vivid bluish-red it can be toned down to look quite cherry like! It's not the most moisturising lipstick from my collection of red, but it's definitely one my go to's. 


I love the name of this lipstick, it's pretty cheeky! I have to admit that I find this lip color the hardest to pull off as it's super pigmented and glossy. It does have really good staying power though and the the doefoot applicator makes it easy enough to get a neat finish. It's probably the most in your face red, but none the less it's still a beauty!
If I had to recommend one shade it would 100% be the NARS Audacious Lipstick in the shade "Lana" It has been such a transforming shade for me and I truly feel like it lights my face up when I'm wearing it! Everything is great from the texture to the amazing staying power and not to forget the sleek and snappy packaging too! I'm also missing my Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in "So Marilyn" which is also worth a mention! I hope you have enjoyed this post lovelies and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below! What's your favourite Red? Do you find wearing Red empowering or a little scary?

Lots of Love
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10 April 2016

My High-End Skincare Wishlist ❤

Hello My Loves!
Hope you've all had a fantastic week so far? The past two weeks I've been going through a bit of a lull with my blog, so I'm easing myself back into it with a few different posts. When I feel like this I find that it's so important to give myself the time I need to get my motivation back, this blogging stuff ain't easy! It's quite nice to have a Sunday off without having to take up 5 hours to shoot and write! However, I will back soon with lots of new content. In the meanwhile I wanted to share some products from my current skincare wish list, as I'm sure most of you will already I'm a totak skincare Junkie! I would love to hear from you lovelies below, is there anything you've tried or would like to try? I would also love to know if you think a certain product is worth the hype or not?

After watching one of Fleur De Forces recent videos I found out about the Estee Lauder New Dimension Firm + Fill Eye System. I really like the idea of having a system with two different products and textures! Step 1 is firming gel that is designed to create a tighter and more toned look to the under eye area. Step 2 is more of a filler that features light-diffusing optics to smooth and brighten. I love Estee Lauder and I'm currently using another EL eye-cream... maybe this will be next?!

I must admit sleep is not my friend, so anything that offers a slightly more relaxing bed-time experience is instantly attractive to me. I feel like OSKIA is such a well loved brand, but I haven't ventured that far into the brand. The OSKIA Bedtime Beauty Boost is designed to hydrate, brighten and anti-age over night. I'm all about a maintaining a youthful glow!

The past month has been a pretty testing one and life has definitely thrown a few spanners in the works! My skin has taken a bit of a toll an usually I will get 1-2 spots a month. However, right this moment I have 4 all at once! I definitely think the Green Tea, Spirulina and Spinach within the mask would help to deep clean my skin and unclog any pesky pores waiting to break out.

Elemis were the second high-end skincare brand that I ever tried and I feel like they are responsible for the devotion and care I have shown my skin. I've also worked within an Elemis Spa and all the training I received was truly inspiring. I definitely think the Elemis Biotec Skin Energising Day Cream will be next on my list after I finish my current face cream. It's scientifically proven to help increase cell energy and uses a patent-pending BIO-ENERGY complex of encapsulated Zinc and Copper to energise the skin!

I was lucky to try this within a beautiful gift with purchase. However, I haven't quite been able to push myself to fork out over £130 despite falling in love with the sample. With an array of anti-ageing ingredients and plant-based active ingredients, I feel like this would possibly be suited to more mature skin. However, whilst I was using this face oil it felt like someone had turned a light on, my skin was so fresh and glowy the following morning and I'm pretty tempted to purchase this as a birthday treat next month. 

I do love a good old night oil and there has been so much buzz around Sunday Riley recently! The Luna Sleeping oil sounds like a total dream and it's ingredients list of cold pressed avocado chia and Concord grape seed oils sound good enough to eat. I definitely want to try this at some point, but I'm a little unsure whether or not to stick with my Estee Lauder ANR for evening use!

Can you tell I'm lusting after Sunday Riley right now? After falling in love with their Blue Moon Cleansing Balm, I'm really eager to try a few more products. The Tidal Brightening Enzyme Cream is currently on order, as it sold out instantly. It is designed to deliver a big injection of hydration via two forms of hyaluronic acid, which increases hydration by 68% in 15 minutes. 

The Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser not only looks beautiful, but promises beautiful results too. I actually had the chance to purchase this recently, but after a facial I was recommend different products and decided to go with what my skin needed instead. I still want this though and I'm eager to try it in the near future as it sounds fantastic. 

This is definitley a luxe-list and I would love to hear if you know of any dupes for the products above?

Lots of Love

Please note this is not a sponsored post!
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3 April 2016

The New "Juicy Tubes" | Lancôme Juicy Shakers ❤

Hello My Loves!
Hope you're all keeping well? I must admit I've been struggling with a little bit of bloggers block the past week, so I'm hoping I can get back into the swing of things again soon! I've only had one day off this weekend and I have a super busy week ahead, so I'm just chilling out with some Herbal Tea at the moment! Now, I know you’ve probably seen these little beauties around the blogosphere already, but I just had to share my two cents. In short, they’re blooming marvellous and have me in quite a nostalgic state! I used to love a good old Juicy Tube and with Lisa Eldridge as new creative director for Lancôme; I’m really excited to see what other releases are in the pipeline. I must admit I’m a little behind on the whole lip oil thing, as I’ve been religiously wearing lipstick over the past few months and not really opting for any other conditioning product apart from my NUXE reve de miel balm. I was lucky enough to be sent two of the new Juicy Shakers to try and I honestly haven’t been able to put them down, especially “Freedom of Peach” which in the tube looks like a super fun neon shade. They’re just so much fun and they look like a cocktail shaker, what more could a beauty lover ask for?
Firstly, I have to mention the applicator which is a tapered sponge and after giving it a bit of a funny first look; it’s safe to say I’m in love with the applicator. It allows you to get the perfect amount of product, but the tipped end gives you option for some precision too. I can apply both of these shades without a mirror, which makes these great for work or quick outings! Moving onto the formula… The bottom half of the shaker contains a bi-phase oil which contains cranberry oil, omega 3 and sweet almond oil too. The pigmentation is sheer, but enough to add a tint to your lips, which I actually really like. They aren’t the most long lasting to be honest, but I quite like to re-apply throughout the day, so for me personally it’s not a huge issue.My favourite shade is definitely “Freedom of Peach” (R)which gives a gorgeous light coral stain to the lips that is noticeable after two swipes. I also really like "Apricute" (L)which is a darker orange shade that I’m going to try out when I’m a little more tan. The texture is smooth and non-sticky and you’re greeted by a fruity cocktail-esq fragrance on application, which does transport me back to the days where Juicy Tubes ruled the world.Overall
These are so fun! At £18 they are probably not a must have, but they’re the kinda product that would cheer you if you had one in your make-up bag. I can definitely understand the hype around them and I love nothing more than giving mine a little shake and applying throughout the day. The colour pay off isn’t amazing, but I can see these being suited to more of a casual outing or work! I personally find these more comfortable to wear than Juicy Tubes, which can be quite gloopy if you over apply. However, I think both are fantastic and the Juicy Shakers are a fun new addition to the Lancome line up!
I hope you've enjoyed this post my loves and I would love to hear your thoughts below! Have you tried these, or will you be giving into the hype soon?


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