Saturday 29 May 2010

Lovea's Moroccan Argan Brilliance Shine Shampoo

My final item for review this month on behalf of My Pure is Lovea's Moroccan Argan Brilliance Shine Shampoo.
The first thing I did when I received this was to smell it....mmmmmm, gorgeous! I could picture sandy beaches with the waves splashing against the rocks and the sun shining brightly....took me to another place for a while. Anyway, enough about the smell.
The shampoo itself is like a gel and has a really nice consistency which forms a creamy lather once applied to wet hair.  My hair rinsed easily and although I normally use conditioner, I refrained for a while to see if there was any difference. I found that my hair was quite tatty compared to normal - probably due to lack of conditioner, but once the brush went through, it was fine. I blow dried my hair and after the first use, didn't really see any difference, however, after around 1 week, my hair began to have more shine and was slightly more resilient to damage. 
After 2 weeks, my hair has yet more shine and I have definately noticed less breakage.
Yet another product that I would recommend as there are no harmful chemicals used and it's gentle on your scalp while giving you clean, strong, shiny hair.
Lovea's Moroccan Argan Brilliance Shine Shampoo  200ml tube for a very reasonable £4.99

[A'kin] Pure Rose Hydrating Mist

My second review for My Pure is this 125ml bottle of [A'kin] Pure Rose Hydrating Mist.
I was very sceptical of this to say the least, mainly because I can't usually stand the smell of rose! However, this refreshing spray is very lightly fragranced, and admittedly, quite pleasant.
It contains many natural ingredients including Aloe Vera, which is well known for it's calming properties as well as B5, known for it's soothing properties.  All these combine to give a light, refreshing spray which is suitable for all skin types.....including sensitive!!
With some of the fine weather we've been having lately, I actually got the chance to put this to the test and can honestly say that my skin was left feeling cool, moisturised and silky soft.  It gave me a nice, fresh, radiant glow too and didn't dispense too quickly - what more could a girl ask for?
I would definately recommend this, especially if the weather holds up!
[A'kin] Rure Rose Hydrating Mist 125ml bottle for £12.99

Friday 28 May 2010

60 Second Nail Polish

As a Rimmel London VIP, I have been sent some of their fabulous new 60 Seconds Nail Polish to try out!
Here's what I received:

From left to right, 615 Fast and Fuchsia, 805 Grey Matter, 825 Sky High and 285 Style Hunter.

Over the last few days I have tried all 4 of these fantastic new's been fun!

                                                                      Firstly, I tried the Sky High as this was my fave! Please ignore the fact that my nails aren't perfectly manicured like some and blimey, I didn't realise how wrinkly my hands were till I took this.  Never mind though, the nail varnish itself has to be applied pretty quickly and there is very little room for error as it's so fast drying - if you're an expert at applying, then this is ideal for that last minute, "I forgot to apply my nail varnish" scenario as it literally does dry in 60 seconds...amazing! Gorgeous colour, although I did give my nails 2 coats as i could still see them slightly after 1st application.
The next colour I tried was the Grey Matter which I also loved .....good solid colour!                                    

Followed by Fast and summery and bright, I loved it!                                                                

And last, but by no means least, Style Hunter                                                                                               

Like I said before, please ignore the poor state of my nails etc, I don't usually take pics of the product in use, but hoped it may give some of you a better idea of how this looks once applied!       
Due to the unique design of the brush, you can coat most of the nail in one swoop, but be warned, if you don't get it all first time, it will have already began to dry - I made a right mess trying to get the bits of nail i'd missed with the first stroke!! My only other bit of advice would be to remember to apply a Base Coat first - I forgot about this when using the Sky High and when i came to remove it, my nails were pretty badly stained - needless to say, I remembered before applying any of the other colours!!                                                  

These fabulous 60 Second Nail Polishes, which are available in 24 gorgeous shades, can be purchased from Superdrug for a cost of £3.49, but they're on special offer of Buy 3 for the price of 2 at the minute - not bad eh! If you aren't up for buying one just yet, why not enter Rimmel London's Promotion  to try and win yourself one, you never know your luck!                                                                                                                   


Wednesday 26 May 2010

Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum

This is my first reveiw for My Pure  and it's for Kosmea, Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum.
This is said to 'instantly lift dull and tired skin' and it contains the following key ingredients: Geranium oil, Myoxinol (Hibiscus esculentus extract), Rosehip oil and Vitamin E, amongst others.  All of these ingredients are perfectly natural so you won't be harming the environment or yourself with any nasty chemicals  - this can also be said for all products sold on the My Pure website.

You are advised to apply this after cleansing in the morning, and for extra moisturisation, to follow with Kosmea’s Replenishing Moisture Cream which is also available from the my Pure site at a cost of £29.99 for a 50ml tube.

As I didn't have any of the Moisture Cream, I tried this without any moisturiser at all to see what difference it made, if any!  The first thing I noticed about the Revitalising Facial Serum was the smell, which I found to be quite fresh, but not really to my liking and a little overpowering.  Despite this, it applied really well and soaked into the skin quite quickly leaving no greasy residue, which I often find a problem with other products of this kind.  My skin felt "alive" and well nourished both immediately after use, and throughout the day.
I have been using the serum for around 2 weeks now, and i'm pleased to say that I have noticed a slight improvement in the fine lines around my eyes and the texture of my skin has also improved.  My skin is quite sensitive and I usually struggle to find products which don't aggrevate it, but i have had no adverse reactions to this at all.
Kosmea's Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Serum is available to buy from My Pure at a cost of £25.00 for a 20ml bottle or £49.99 for a 50ml bottle - slightly pricey in my opinion, but if you're looking to splurge a little, then this is the way to go!

My Pure Reviews

As some of you may already know, I'm lucky enough to have been chosen as a My Pure Blogger.  The requirements of this are that i will receive 3 full size products each month, then post honest reviews on my blog.....needless to say, I'm really looking forward to being a part of this. 
I first discovered that bloggers were being sought via the My Pure twitter page, so i promptly sent off my email (like many others) and waited in eager anticipation.  Fortunately, I was chosen as one of 50 bloggers to represent My Pure and help spread the word about their fabulous range of products.
I have now received my first month's supply of products and would like to show you what I'll be reviewing:

The first item I will be reviewing is the Kosmea, Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum (review will follow this post).  Secondly, I'll be reviewing [A'kin] Pure Rose Hydrating Facial Mist and last but not least Lovea's Moroccan Argan Brilliance Shine Shampoo.  Please keep a lookout for my tweets xx        

Sunday 2 May 2010

Olive Oat Cakes & Spelt Crispbread Reviews

Olive Oil Oat Cakes - This is the first time i've ever tried anything like this before and for me personally, I wasn't too keen.  Although they are a 'healthy' option and made with natural ingredients, for me, they tasted a little like cardboard.....i even tried with a little cheese on top but was unable to manage a whole one.  This is also the first thing my kids tried with neither of them liking....both declaring they were a little like cardboard too.
Spelt Crispbread - I found these to be quite similar to Riveta, but with added sunflower and sesame seeds.  For me, I didn't like the taste of the sunflower seeds much, so picked them off, however the rest of the crispbread i found to be quite tasty - especially with a little cheese on top!  I was the only one in the household who would eat and other half weren't keen at all.  I would recommend these as they're a good healthy option and quite enjoyable too!

As always, both of these can be bought from Goodness Direct