Monday 30 March 2015

Living Nature Bloom Lipstick with FREE Lip Hydrator

I received Living Nature Bloom Lipstick with Lip Hydrator from My Pure free of charge in return for an honest review. All opinions are based upon my own experience.

I've only recently began wearing lipstick again as my lips had suffered terribly during the winter months resulting in soreness, redness and a bit of chapping. I tended to opt for a clear coat of lip balm to help repair and protect my lips but now, they're in much better condition, so I thought it time to experiment with lip colour again. I noticed this duo on the My Pure site and it really appealed as you don't only get a gorgeous lippy, but it also comes with a free lip hydrator to my ears!

Both are packaged separately and it's clear to see from the boxes exactly which one is which.

It's a wee bit difficult to see in this pic, but the outer casing on both products have a lovely velvety feel to them which oozes sophistication and makes them very easy to hold. The black casing is also very sleek.

The lip hydrator can be worn either alone, or as a base coat for a coloured lippy and works very well either way. it glides over lips with ease and immediately moisturises and hydrates leaving them feeling soft and kissable. It's also non-sticky which is a massive bonus as I hate it when I apply something to my lips and find that afterwards, I have to pry the apart! When used alone, this seems to last on the lips for ages and those who know what I'm like for cuppas, would be surprised to know that this really did go the distance and didn't need reapplied after each one ...superb!

The lipstick itself is called Bloom and is an absolutely gorgeous deep reddy/pinkish shade ...very Springlike! I'm often a little sceptical about applying colour over the top of anything as it often dulls the colour down making it look alot paler than anticipated, however even after applying the lip hydrator, the colour of the lippy was still as strong and bold as it looked in the tube. Again, this glided on with ease and the shape of teh end was perfect for giving full, even coverage. I didn't suffer any 'bleeding' around the edges of my lips using this which is another problem I often encounter, and the colour remained strong throughout most of the day so no need to keep re-applying!

Overall I was thrilled with the results of both of these products and wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Made with only the finest natural ingredients to guarantee a pout to be proud of.

Living Nature Bloom Lipstick with FREE Lip Hydrator is available from My Pure at a cost of £19.50 (reduced from £34.50 at time of post). It may seem a  little pricey but I assure you that it's well worth it for the results it provides.

Kosmea Daily Facial Exfoliant from My Pure

I received some Kosmea Daily Facial Exfoliant free of charge from My Pure, in return for an honest review. All opinions are based upon my own experience.

I tend to suffer alot of dry patches of skin on my face which often causes me a few problems. First is that when I choose to wear foundation, it always tends to stick to the dry patches and looks hideous. I sought a bit of advice about this problem and was told to use a gentle exfoliator on a daily basis to help get rid of the flaky skin. When I found this product on My Pure, I thought it would be perfect as it states that it's gentle and can be used daily. What's best about this product is that it can also be used as a detoxing mask treatment which simply requires leaving it on the skin for 5 minutes, then rinsing off.

When you remove the lid, don't forget to peel off the small bit of foil which covers the end of the tube or you'll be standing there all day wondering why it won't come out .....a bit like I did myself! This is designed to be used after cleansing and comes out looking a bit like wet sand. You can immediately feel the grittiness of this exfoliator, and I did worry a little as to whether it would feel a bit scratchy on my skin as i can be pretty sensitive. I needn't have worried however as it actually felt quite pleasant and invigorating. I used small circular motions to spread it around my face, paying particular attention to my problem areas where the skin is more flaky which included my cheeks, forehead and around my nose. The smell was a wee bit overpowering but this is something I could definitely overlook. As soon as I rinsed the exfoliator off my skin, I noticed a visible difference and at first sight, couldn't see any troublesome flaky bits! I patted my skin dry and expected redness but again, it was fine and actually felt quite moisturised.

I have been using this daily for a couple of weeks now and have to say that I'm really impressed with the results. My skin feels renewed and fresh as a daisy.

This is definitely one I'd recommend, especially if, like me, you suffer those terrible unsightly dry flaky patches, and what better time to start using it than now as hopefully summer is just round the corner!

Kosmea Daily Exfoliant is available to purchase from My Pure at a cost of £10 for a 20g travel size tube.

Thursday 12 March 2015

Cadbury Creme Egg Pots of Joy

We don't often get treats in our house but after scrimping and scraping for months, we decided to treat ourselves to a little something special. We really didn't realize there was so much choice available for cakes, biscuits etc and it took a long time deciding which was the best option for a family of 4. Fortunately, our decision was helped by the fact that these little pots were reduced to 99p for 2 ...fab!

Now, I'm not usually too keen on chocolate flavoured things, I prefer the real thing, but I am a massive fan (and always have been) of Cadbury Creme Eggs ....hence why Easter is my fave time of year ever!

I wasn't sure quite what to expect when I first opened my little 'pot of joy' but was met with a gorgeously creamy looking chocolate topping which looked extremely appealing. I slowly took a small scoop on my spoon and was amazed at how egg-like it looked. I know it sounds daft, but I didn't expect it to be so like my fave snack ...but it was! The smoothness of the chocolate and the gorgeous tasting yolk/egg white part were the perfcet combination ......the ultimate food porn!
If the pot had of been a wee bit bigger, i probably would have gotten sick half way through but as it happens, this pot was the perfect size for me. Not too much that I'd get sick, but definitely enough to give ultimate satisfaction and keep those hunger pangs at bay.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised by how good these tasted and would't hesitate to buy them again. It's also another pudding which was loved by myself, my partner and my kids ...a rarity in our house!