Sunday 31 August 2014

Madara Moonkissed Tinted Lip Gloss from My Pure

I recently received Madara Moonkissed Tinted Lip Gloss  from My Pure, in return for an honest review.

My lip gloss arrived packaged in a neat box with a small hole so I could see the colour before actually removing from the box.

Once the lid is removed, you have a nozzle with a flat edge and a small hole in the centre where the gloss will be dispensed from. Simply give the tube a small squeeze and apply the flat end of the tube directly to lips then smooth over. Be careful not to squeeze out too much as this is very easy to do. At least if you don't quite get enough, you can always go back for more whereas squeeze too much, and you're in a mess I was! Regular readers of my blog know that I tend to judge alot of products on smell. I didn't really notice this as having a smell, but once applied to my lips, there was a rather unpleasant taste and then the smell kind of hit me. No disrespect to this product, but the smell reminded me of the ultra cheap lippys I used to buy with my pocket money in my younger days. I didn't like it then, and I don't like it now.

The wording on the box states 'Super shiny natural lip gloss with volume-boosting plant lipids and Northern Rose Hip. Enchants and seduces. Apply generously to lips all day long.' This really excited me!

It's a little difficult to see the colour here as my pics aren't exactly the greatest, but it's pretty close to my skin tone and alot lighter when applied than it looks in the tube. you really do need a generous amount as it doesn't like staying in one place. There is a slight stickiness upon initial application, but this tends to subside after a couple of minutes. I personally felt like I could pull off the perfect pout wearing this. It definitely plumped my lips up and made them appear fuller. The glossiness of this also gave a fantastic shine whilst not being too OTT. This is absolutely perfect to help achieve the natural summer look which is favoured by many and would be great whether used for a daytime look or a more glam evening look.

Sorry I couldn't get a clear pic on my own but you get the general idea ...I hope! Despite the smell (which only lasts a couple of minutes), I absolutely loved this product. It made me feel sexy and special and gave my confidence a great boost. If you're looking for something that's made with natural products and won't feel to heavy on your lips but will go the distance, then this is the gloss for you.

Madara Moonkissed Tinted Lip Gloss is available from My Pure and costs £8.10 for a 15ml tube.
All prices correct at time of post

Young & Pure Revitalising Body Scrub from My Pure

I was recently sent a 100ml tube of Young & Pure Revitalising Body Scrub from My Pure, in return for an honest review.

I'm a huge fan of body scrubs as they give me that all over fresh feeling when I've used them and often leave my skin nourished and glowing. Although the name is a bit of a giveaway, this has been developed for those with way younger skin than myself. In fact, it was especially made for those under the age of 21 which I am clearly not! I did however still give it a try before handing it over to my daughters to get their verdict.

As you can see, the body scrub looks a little like moisturiser but with tiny grains of sand in it ....don't worry,  it doesn't actually contain sand, that's just what it resembles!

The 'How to use' instructions say to 'Apply body scrub to wet sin and massage gently in circular motions to gently exfoliate the skin. Pay special attention to dry areas like elbows and knees. Rinse thoroughly, repeating once or twice a week to keep your skin clear and free of dry flaky skin.' I did as directed and found it quite a pleasant experience. Although I could feel the small gritty bits running over my skin, they didn't scratch or leave any redness. This product also contains Shea Butter so you're guaranteed to feel silky smooth after use. I personally struggled with the smell's really difficult to describe but I definitely wasn't a fan! My daughters both agreed that the smell was something which needed addressing, but apart from that, we were very impressed with the quality of the product and knowing that it's free of parabens, sls and other harsh chemicals, means that we were confident we'd given our skin the best possible treatment whilst avoiding irritation.
Although I used this myself (at the ripe old age of 38), I could tell that it was made with younger skin in mind. I still had a lovely glow, but it didn't feel quite harsh enough for my more mature skin. My daughters are 17 and 19 and they both found it to work fantastically. They both were left with smooth legs and my youngest, who suffers sensitive skin, had no problems with it at all. She found it to be quite gentle and loved the moisturising effect.

Overall I would recommend this for the age it is intended as it really does do what it says!

Young & Pure Revitalising Body Scrub is available to buy from My Pure and comes in a 100ml tube costing £5.39 (price correct at time of post).

10.5 tog Big Value Bed Set from Slumberdown

I recently received a 10.5 tog Big Value Bed Set from Slumberdown, in return for an honest review.

Amazingly, packed inside this neat wrapping is a 10.5 tog duvet, 2 pillows, a mattress protector and 2 pillow protectors!

Open top of bag to remove contents
Contents once removed

As you can see, it is very easy to open the outer wrapping. Simply peel back the SAFETY FIRST sticker and peel the ends of the bag back down over the duvet until it is completely removed.
You'll find that your pillows have been vacuum packed to help save on space. All you need to do is remove everything from it's packaging and lay out over your bed. Within an hour or so, the duvet and pillows will have plumped right up and be ready for use.

The cover for the duvet and pillows is made from Polyester cotton and the filling is made from 100% Polyester. The mattress and pillow protectors are made from 100% polypropylene and it also states 'non-allergenic' on the packaging.

Due to this duvet set having a 10.5 tog rating, it is suitable for use all year round ....although you may opt for something a little lighter if we ever have a scorching summer! I really love the feel of this quilt and due to it being 100% hollowfibre, it is extremely lightweight so you won't feel like you're being suffocated through the night or feel any weighty pressure on your feet! The pillows are slightly smaller than my pillowcases but I often have the same problem regardless of what make/brand pillows I buy. The duvet fit perfectly inside my cover and gave my bed the most inviting look once fully made up. I'm usually always complaining that i'm freezing and no more so than at bed time, however that became a thing of the past when I tried this duvet. Not only was I kept lovely and warm but I had the most comfortable nights sleep I've had in a long time.

Overall, I would definitely recommend the Big Value Set from Slumberdown, even if it's to keep as a spare!
They, like the rest of the Slumberland range are available to buy from either Tesco for £30 or Argos and are also available in Single and King Size.