Saturday 28 June 2014

Nivea Shower Cream

I recently received a sample of the new Nivea Creme Care Shower Cream and couldn't wait to see what all the fuss was about!

I was thrilled when my sample arrived as normally they come in sachets, but this one came in a handy sized 50ml bottle which meant that I could extract every last drop with ease .....after using once, I wasn't letting any go to waste!
When you remove the lid, you can immediately smell the familiar scent of Nivea which I have always loved. I poured a small amount on my scrunchie and began to rub it over my legs. I was pretty surprised at how well it lathered up, as my past experience tells me that most body washes etc containing moisturiser, don't normally lather up too well.
This felt like one of, if not the, most indulgent bath I have ever taken (we don't have a shower!). My skin felt immediately softer to touch and had a lovely velvety sheen to it. I suffer from really dry skin and often feel self conscious when the sun comes out, but thanks to Nivea, I managed to wear my shorts with pride and confidence!

If you haven't had the chance to try this yet, then what are you waiting for??? You seriously won't look back!
Get you free sample from Nivea then once you've tried it, let them know what you think using #SHARETHECARE

HURRAW Orange Lip Balm from My Pure

I received a tube of Hurraw Orange Lip Balm free of charge from My Pure, in return for an honest reveiw.

I'm a huge lover of lip balms and absolutely love trying new ones ....especially fruity ones! I really love the name of this and had great fun telling everyone I was wearing my Hurraw (I sounded like a timid lion lol).
The funky shape of this also really appealed and was very comfortable to hold.
The second you remove the lid, the orangey smell hits you full on ...and it's gorgeous!! It was much stronger and nicer than I expected and by this time, I couldn't wait to try it.

There's a very handy little bit at the base of the tube which simply twists to operate. Due to the shape of the tube and the balm, you manage to get a really good coverage without having to keep spreading over lips. One swipe along the top lip and one swipe along the bottom provides well enough balm. The orange smell is very prominent and it took all my effort not to have a quick lick of my lips. Hurraw uses, and I quote, 'not one, but two varieties of fresh cold pressed orange peel oil which pretty much makes this balm the bomb' and I completely agree! The balm lasts well on lips and provides good moisturisation leaving lips feeling refreshed, supple and free from dryness which is everything you could wish for in a lip balm. The only time I really needed to reapply, was after eating/drinking.

HURRAW Lip Balm comes in a variety of 3 flavours:
Green Tea Lip Balm
Orange Lip Balm
Lemon Lip Balm
They contain 4.3g each and cost £3.99 each, although there is currently an offer available to get 3 for £10 so grab 'em while you can!!
All prices correct at time of blog post


I received a bottle of Acorelle Eau De Parfum Absolu Tiare free of charge from My Pure, in return for an honest review.

The first thing I noticed about this was obviously the packaging. The gorgeous pastel colouring of the box make it look like it contains a lovely, delicate, feminine fragrance and the bottle itself is rather sweet too.

My Pure provide a range of perfumes and all are made from natural ingredients. They contain no phthalates, no artificial colours, no artificial musk and no synthetic chemicals so you can be sure that they will be kind to your skin.

Absolu Tiare is said to 'bring you balance and peace of mind with its exotic blend of orange, bergamot and ylang ylang essential oils'.

I applied this to my pulse points at around 8am and was immediately uplifted by the smell. The orange really shines through and there seems to me to be some hint of coconut, although I can't find this mentioned anywhere so maybe its just my nose! It's a very spicy perfume, maybe a little too much so for me personally, and extremely strong upon first application ...even if only a little is applied. Despite the strength upon application, this sadly didn't last long and needed to be re-applied after an hour or so to keep the smell fresh.

Both my daughters absolutely loved the smell of this and fought to get a squirt so it's definitely down to personal taste but it just wasn't for me.

If you fancy getting your hands on a bottle of Absolu Tiare, it's currently on offer at the reduced price of £15.00 (that's about half price!) for a 50ml bottle and is available from My Pure.
All prices correct at time of blog post.