Saturday, 30 November 2013

Viviscal Hair Growth Supplements Month one

I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic ovary Syndrome) in my early twenties & soon discovered all the horrible symptoms that came along with it, one being Thinning hair, it has gradually got worse over the past 5 years, Since I had my Daughter, when I was pregnant I had thick, shiny hair and after it started coming out every time I washed/brushed my hair which is normal after pregnancy, but it just never stopped coming out. I don't have any bald patches neither is it massively noticable but it just knocked my confidence, it also became very dry & somewhat frizzy! All I do is tie it or clip it back now, as I don't like it down.

I decided to try Viviscal hair supplements* to see if it would improve the condition & help my hair grow back to how it was. I have a 3 month supply so will do an update every month to let you know how I'm getting on. It says to take two tablets daily they contain the important nutrients Biotin and Zinc, which help maintain normal healthy hair growth from within and the proprietary marine protein complexAminoMar C™ ,Vitamin C, Niacin, Iron, and Millet Seed.

Viviscal understand hair. Statistics show that a whole range of factors, including stress, post-pregnancy, menopause, overstyling, poor nutrition, hereditary, age can impact on the health of the hair and hair growth with one in three women experiencing the distress this can cause at some stage in their lives.
I am also usuing thickening shampoo's and conditioners to help with it's condition,I am hoping to have great things happen to my hair over the next 3 months, have any of you used them before?
180 tablets 3 month supply £119.99, but they have offers on at the moment.

Do you suffer with Thinning hair?

Friday, 29 November 2013

elemis perfect pro-collagen gift set

Your complete anti-ageing regime for perfectly cleansed and nourished skin. Presented in a gorgeous silver vanity case, carry your the power of Pro-Collagen with you wherever you go. This collection includes:

Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser 30 ml - a new generation anti-ageing cream facial cleanser which deeply moisturises to reveal a youthful complexion with Active fragrances of Sweet Brazilian Orange, Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli veil the face whilst essential plant extracts purify and cleanse skin. It defends against daily pollutants with skin-protecting Moringa Seed Peptide. Great Burdock helps to balance the skin whilst Noni and Assai Fruit are known for their high levels of anti-oxidants.

NEW Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 20g - This Award winning powerful treatment cleansing balm dissolves make-up and daily grime. Developed first and foremost for its performance in Elemis treatments, this super-cleansing, luxurious treatment balm is expertly formulated with a 100% active base of natural oils grown within the UK. Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm combines precious starflower, elderberry and optimega™ oils with rose and mimosa waxes, and anti-ageing padina pavonica to deeply cleanse, nourish and smooth for a glowing complexion.

Rehydrating Ginseng Toner 50ml - combines extracts of tonifying Korean Ginseng, Quillaja Wood 
and Sweet Betty Flower. This combination of ingredients works to revitalise and nourish the skin, 
whilst thoroughly removing any last traces of facial cleanser. This toner is perfect for rebalancing the 
skin´s natural pH and for rehydrating dry and mature skin.

Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml - Natural fruit enzymes of exfoliating Papaya and calming Pineapple smooth and clarify the complexion. This rinse-off exfoliating cream contains nourishing Milk Protein, Anti-Oxidant rich Vitamin E and Marine Algae to Moisturise, repair, and Protect Skin. Perfect for complexions which are sensitive or mature.

Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 30ml -  is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkle depth by up to 78%, and increase hydration and moisture levels by up to 45%*. This powerful anti-ageing cream provides a progressive lifting effect through increased collagen support. The dynamic combination of the marine algae Padina Pavonica, Rose and Mimosa Absolutes,and Gingko Biloba Liposomes delivers visible results within 15 days.

Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 15ml - This luxury, moisture rich night cream leaves your skin feeling plump, brighter and hydrated. Developed with the revolutionary Padiana Pavonica, which actively mobilises Calcium to protect and support the cell structure, strengthening the 
epidermis for a more youthful, firmer appearance.

It also includes a 100% Cotton Wash Cloth, every product is a multi award winning product and will give your skin a treat of it's life! I love everything in the set and think it is a fantastic way to introduce new products for you to try and then fall in love with, since using Elemis products my skin has been looking so healthy, smooth, flawless making my make up sit perfectly, my fine lines are reduced.

This set is perfect for any skin junkie! At just £70 The Pro-collagen Perfection gift set* saves you £38 if bought separately, it is Perfect for travelling or just simply trying the product to see if it suits you but I'm sure this will make you want to switch up your routine and tempt you to buy the full size.

What's your favourite Skin care?

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

****Update you can now Pre-Order on Look Fantastic release date is 21st Dec**** use code TENSAVE FOR 10%off Bonus! 

It's finally here..... (Well if you live in the USA) -The long awaited follow up to Naked and Naked2 palettes - when I first  heard about this palette, I thought - What?! Another neutral palette, no one needs another Naked palette, do they?!...... Oh My! Was I wrong......... As time has gone on and the more pictures I see & the more reviews I read..... I now know I WANT this palette in my hands now!!.. I must be mad, I do not NEED another neutral palette but I'm counting down the minutes until it is released.... Rumoured to be mid-december for us in the UK.

The gorgeous colours... Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin), Dust (pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter), Burnout (light pinky-peach satin), Limit (light dusty rose matte), Buzz (metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Trick (light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle), Nooner (medium pinky-brown matte), Liar (medium metallic mauve shimmer), Factory (pinky-brown satin), Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift), Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin) and Blackheart (smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle). 
I love the rose gold shades and think it is different to the last two palettes, or am I just talking myself into buying it! Ha I'm sure I'll be posting another post very soon with swatches etc....
It is also rumoured to be around £36-£40.00.

Are you lusting after this?

Monday, 25 November 2013

CHRISTMAS GIFT SET - Vita Liberata moment by moment.

The Ultimate Tanning Kitincludes everything you need for the perfect tan. This luxury gift set contains Moment by Moment Rapid Development Tan Mousse (100ml) which allows you to choose your self tan shade and enjoy a super-fast developing tan in under 3 hours. 

It also includes Super Fine Skin Polish (30ml) for perfect tanning preparation, Moisture Boost Body Treatment (30ml) to maintain your beautiful tan and an extra-soft flock Tanning Mitt to ensure a flawless, streak-free application. Available in sheer or rich medium.

If you want to buy it as a gift for someone or simply treat yourself its a great price of only £22.50. I really love this brand their products just glides on with hardly any scent & gives you gorgeous natural results within three hours! I also love the instant gel wash off tan by Vita Liberata as it gives you a perfect, natural tan in seconds.

What's your favourite tanning brand?

Sunday, 24 November 2013

It's a Ten Miracle Leave In Treatment

The original formula, Featuring an intense fruity scent, this nourishing spray will leave your ends silky smooth and hydrated. This nourishing leave-in is formulated to provide “10″ benefits to all hair types including:
  • Repairs dry, damaged hair
  • Adds Shine
  • Detangles
  • Control Frizz
  • Seals & protects hair color
  • Prevents split ends
  • Stops hair breakage
  • Creates silkiness
  • Enhances natural body
  • Flat iron spray & thermal protector

It may sound barmy that a leave in conditioner can do all that, but it really does live up to its claims. My hair has never been this shiny or easy to manage. Plus, my ends have suffered from less breakage and split ends. I didn't believe the hype at first but was intrigued to try it, so when I was browsing in Sally UK a few months ago, when I spotted it, before I had a chance to think It'd been snapped it up & was staring back at me from inside my basket! (As I thought it was a USA brand only? Have I been living under a rock?). As I said I got mine from Sally UK for about £10.50, I have just been browsing their website and noticed them offering a VAT Free day between 25th November to 1st December.... Stock up on all your Hair & Beauty essentials?!
What's your hair miracle product?

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Orla Kiely Geranium Mini Bath and Hand Christmas Gift Set

Orla Kiely Geranium uses a blend of essential oils including geranium, eucalyptus and clary sage to refresh and cleanse the mind and body.

This set is part of the geranium bath and body collection which includes six different gift sets priced between £12 and £24. The set I am reviewing is the mini bath and hand set*, which includes a 50ml size shower gel, hand wash, hand lotion and body lotion. They all smell lovely very fresh and with a hint of citrus.

The packaging is really pretty and would brighten up anyones bathroom shelf, I think this a great little gift at a really good price at only £12.00, They would make a perfect present or stocking filler for a lady in your life.

If you are interested in buying them for someone or just treating yourself Available on the Orla Kiely and John Lewis sites, they also have a fig candle & diffuser set that I have my eye on, a great scent for Christmas!

What's on your Christmas wishlist?

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

The natural exfoliating fruit enzyme action of Papaya and Pineapple smooth, brighten and clarify the complexion. This unique, non-granular exfoliating cream contains nourishing Milk Protein, Anti-Oxidant-rich Vitamin E and Marine algae to moisturise, repair and protect the skin. Which are Perfect for sensitive or mature complexions, this smooth cream peel gently exfoliates without abrasion. Your skin will be treated with seaweed actives and vitamin E, leaving you with a smooth, moisturised and remineralised skin.

This gentle exfoliator will make your complexion appear smoother and brighter by dissolving dead skin cells without rubbing, making it particularly suited to mature and delicate skin as it also gives anti-oxidant and free radical protection. I've been using this Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel for the past 2-3 weeks. It's an excellent product that does what is says on the tube. you will not believe how clear and radiance your skin will become! I love the results of this mask and how it smells. It feels great to use it and it helps reveal a smooth, bump-free skin. I have tried a few very high end ones and I can positively say this is one of my top 2 micro-exfoliation masks. I definitely recommend it for oily/combination skin, and especially for those who live and work in big cities and have their pores filled with air pollutants.

This mask contains seven active ingredients; Papaya, Pineapple, Porphyridium (unicellular algae), Bladderwack (seaweed extract), Milk Protein, Sunflower Oil, and Vitamin E.
It really gives you a pampered feeling as it is lovely and thick, leaving your skin very happy afterwards.
It can be picked up from most websites especially for £29.50 for 50ml.

What's your favourite face mask?

Saturday, 16 November 2013

MUA Luxe Powder Brow

How do you define your brows do you prefer a Pencil, powder, wax, mascara or all of them? The newest brow tamer on the block is the MUA Luxe Power Brow.

Groom yourself to perfection with the 2 in 1 shape and highlighter pen. Apply the shade of your choice using one side of the pen, and finish with the highlighter under the arch to give eyes and instant lift. 

They are available in 3 shades a Dark brown, Mid brown & Fair costing just £3.00! I have heard some mumbles that it is a possible dupe for the smashbox brow tech to go? 

Will you be picking one up?

Bare Minerals Prime Time

A foundation primer developed to address flaky dryness, fine lines, excess oil, and enlarged pores. This mineral-infused formula glides on with no tacky feel to provide a skin-smoothing complexion prior to applying bareMinerals Foundation. 

It Combats rough patches, flakey dryness, fine lines, excess oil, uneven texture and enlarged pores so that your foundation goes on flawlessly extends the wear of your foundation, keeping you looking fresh for longer soothes and nourishes with plant extracts, antioxidants and Vitamins C and E, Free of preservatives and irritants so that your skin feels great Silky formula glides on without any stickiness. This really improves the lasting power of my foundation & the overall look of my face, my foundation can last 10-12hrs with this on, feels lovely on the skin.
It is £21.00 for 30ml, which Is a good price as you only need a little to cover your face.
What's your go to primer?

Thursday, 14 November 2013

hourglass ambient-lighting-Wardrobe palette

When I first saw this palette I fell in love - cue  "AHhhhhhh" sound from Heaven..... I had wanted to try one of their powders, but couldn't decide which was the best one for me, so when I discovered I could try 3 in 1 I couldn't resist... It is an eye watering £56.00 - if you say it really quickly it doesn't count.. Right?!.. The palette contains a mini vial of 'Veil Mineral Primer' as well as three of the brand's now infamous lighting powders.

A limited edition palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, the high-tech, soft-focus finishing powder that features state-of-the-art technology to recreate the most exquisitely flattering types of light. Palette includes one new limited edition shade, Incandescent Light, and two existing, Dim Light and Radiant Light. 

Described as 'finishing powders', Hourglass's Ambient Lighting Powders are unlike any powder or highlighter I have ever tried, giving the skin the most beautiful, natural-looking, 'lit-from'within' glow that enhances, rather than covers up, they are all nicely pigmented and blend beautifully into the skin. 

DIM LIGHT: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones - Can be used as an all over powder to conceal pores, fine lines etc. RADIANT LIGHT: A sun-kissed golden beige that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow - This powder is great to add a little colour & contour to your face especially your cheeks, temples & forehead. LIMITED EDITION INCANDESCENT LIGHT: A pearlescent powder that highlights the cheekbones and brightens the complexion with a celestial glow -Perfect for under eyes and areas you want to highlight.


Now It's in my hands, I love it even more it just makes my make up look so much better, It is so easy to use and gives amazing results. I'm yet to try the primer but if the quality is as good as this palette it's going to be another hit.

Will this be on your Christmas wish list?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Clarins Flash Balm

The ultimate pick-me-up for tired, stressed skin—Clarins best-selling radiance booster helps eliminate signs of fatigue in a flash! Instantly moisturises, brightens and tightens facial contours so skin looks rested and relaxed. 

Olive and Witch Hazel extracts help smooth the skin’s surface, diffusing the look of lines and wrinkles. Soothing Bisabolol helps restore skin’s youthful glow. Preps skin for perfect make-up application and hours of luminous wear. 

What Clarins say:
- promotes immediate and long-lasting radiance   
- firms and helps minimise fine lines
- smoothes and softens skin 
- strengthens and refines the contours of the face; skin regains firmness and suppleness 
- make-up looks exceptionally radiant
- can be used as a moisturiser/mask/primer.

I really like the look of this balm under my foundation especially in the colder months as it adds an extra layer of moisture to my skin sheilding it from the cold winds and freezing rain, I can tell when I'm wearing it as my skin looks more awake, brightened and smoother, you apply it by dabbing on your face right before you apply your foundation, I blend slightly with my fingers then apply my foundation with my fingers, RT brush or my Beauty Blender - All giving a great finish. The scent is clean smelling which I like, it retails for £26ish for 50ml, but I've seen it much cheaper on lot's of websites.

What's your favourite balm/primer?

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Stila 'Colour Outside the Lines' smudge stick waterproof eyeliner set

The Stila Colour Outside the Lines Smudge Stick Eyeliner Set is a new five piece collection of Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliners in a collectible tin that will be available for a limited time with the Stila Christmas collection 2013. 

Stila presents five full size Smudge Stick Eyeliners with the Colour Outside the Lines Set* in a reusable collectible tin, Perfect for travelling and keeping safe.
These are retractable eyeliners so no sharpener is needed. Bonus! Each twists up and down easily for application. The set has essential shades like brown and black and also a few seasonal brights like Emerald and Aubergine.

You get the following shades: Stingray (black), Lionfish (brown), Aubergine (burgundy), Emerald (green), Navy (blue).
Smudge Sticks last a good few hours on my eyelid without smudging or flaking, but they don't seem to last as long on my waterline, usually around three hours before fading. I like these liners because they have such an easy application and a smudge formula that sets quickly. This gorgeous little set is £36.00, giving you a massive saving and can be picked up from most beauty stores and online.

What's your favourite eyeliner?

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Comfy Killer Heels?!

I don't know about you, but sometimes wearing heels on a night out feels like a type of torture, I almost always end up going home barefoot........ I like comfort and want my killer heels to feel like Ugg Boots! I came across a site called Simply Feet and discovered these new inserts.

Created by the combined efforts of a world-renowned podiatrist and a rocket scientist, new Insolia High Heel Inserts , they do what no other product does as they shift the bodys weight, decreasing forefoot pressure and reducing the strain on feet and legs. You can put them in their favorite heels: sling backs, sandals, pumps and boots. Making your shoes wearable.

Standard high heels shift weight to the ball of the foot and toes. Posture and body alignment shift to compensate. These effects cause a burning sensation in your forefoot, difficulty standing or walking, ankle weakness and leg and lower back pain. The site stocks all different brands and styles of shoes, including Dr Andrew Weil Footwear  so depending on your symptoms you can choose a style that suits you.

What's your secret?

*Sponsored posts all opinions and words are my own.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Heal Gel Face

HealGel Face is an exceptional anti-ageing formula designed to smooth, firm and replenish to give instantly plumper, revitalised looking skin. This step-changing complex acts like HealGel Intensive to rescue unhappy skin, but then takes its transformative effect to the next level.  Arnica and Madecassoside are suspended in liposomes with powerful peptides and biodynes to initiate a uniquely soothing and collagen boosting process.  HealGel Face* also contains a unique blend of Omega Oils to replenish dehydrated skin and restore elasticity.  To this another vital dimension is added; a powerful three part hyaluronic acid complex provides a plumping and tightening effect.

This feels lovely when you apply, it's silky and smooth cream Gel texture, the scent is quite medicinal but in a good way. You only need one pump to cover your face and neck leaving smooth, supple, healthy looking skin. I have really enjoyed using this along with Hydraluron and the HealGel Eye cream, my skin has improved massively reducing my fine lines by plumping up my skin making it look more youthful! I think these three products with be in my skin care routine for the foreseeable future!
If you want to invest in this product, it is a slightly hefty £48.00 for 50ml, but a little goes a long way and like the eye cream the packaging may be plain but the product definitely does ALL the talking.

Have you tried any of the HealGel products? 

Monday, 4 November 2013

Elemis Total Radiance Collection

Winter might be just around the corner but don’t let the plummeting temperatures and dark evenings play havoc with your skin. 

This ultimate radiance collection contains all of your beauty essentials, ensuring you achieve the most from your complexion every day. Encased in an Elemis travel bag, this is the perfect collection to ensure your skin stays beautiful on the go without breaking the bank. The perfect excuse to treat yourself or a loved one for Christmas or just a lovely treat.

What's included:
Soothing Apricot Toner 200ml
Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser 30ml
Gentle Rose Exfoliator 15ml
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 15ml
Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules 14 capsules
Encased in a Beautiful Travel Bag

The Luxurious collection is exclusive to Debenhams and is a purse-pleasing £39.50 with products worth over £70 making it a great collection with an incredible saving!

This is on my Christmas Wish list, What's on yours?