4.10.22

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche A Lipstick Is Not A Yes

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche A Lipstick Is Not A Yes

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche A Lipstick Is Not A Yes

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche A Lipstick Is Not A Yes

Recently I was kindly sent the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Shade 300 A Lipstick Is Not A Yes to test and review.

This lipstick will donate 100% of the profits from this shade to the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the UK's pioneering personal safety charity.

The packaging features a classic rectangular red plastic case with rounded edges and a gold accent band around the middle, separating the cap from the base. The cap has a slanted top, a small indentation where it meets the gold centre band and a rounded groove on the same side for easier gripping. The tube inside matches the exterior gold band, and the lipstick is easily dispensed with a smooth twist up motion. The case closes with a satisfying click when replacing the cap.

This limited edition of the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Shade 300 A Lipstick Is Not A Yes features an embossed illustration of several female faces in line-art style on the bullet as a feminist symbol of sorority. It has a retro baby powder scent that doesn't linger, and a creamy texture that feels moisturising, immediately reducing the look of flaky and dry skin on the lips thanks to Lanolin (one of my favourite lip-care ingredients), Castor, Sesame Seed, Argan and Soybean Oils; as well as Petrolatum, Beeswax and Vitamin E.   

This lipstick is very pigmented and only a light touch is needed to achieve full colour payoff. The shade appears to have orange undertones in the bullet and looks like a hot pink shade when swatched. When applied it looks more like a neutral red, which I find quite flattering on my complexion (for reference, I have a 'warm autumn' colour palette). It also makes redness within my face less apparent and creates the illusion of a whiter smile. It is quite long lasting and stains the lips so will still be noticeable after eating and drinking. I believe it would be a shade suitable for all skin tones. 

I really like the message behind this lipstick: of women supporting other women as I believe we are stronger together. 

Find L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche A Lipstick Is Not A Yes at Superdrug.

xo

29.9.22

Get 20% off The Body Shop Advent Calendars

Get 20% off The Body Shop Advent Calendars

The Body Shop has released this year's Advent Calendars which are great value for money, but on top of that you can get 20% off their regular price!

The 3 calendar options this year are: 

Get 20% off The Body Shop Advent Calendars

Box of Wishes Advent Calendar £55 (worth £89.50) - This calendar celebrates the women of Chhattisgarh, India, using their Community Fair Trade Mango Seed Oil in the indulgent Body Butters included in this calendar.

Get 20% off The Body Shop Advent Calendars

Box of Wonders Advent Calendar £95 (worth £159) - This calendar celebrates the women of Tamale, Ghana using Community Fair Trade shea butter and supporting them with healthcare and education projects.

Get 20% off The Body Shop Advent Calendars

Box of Wishes & Wonders Advent Calendar £145 (worth £219) - The advent calendar for ultimate pampering, it is made using Community Fair Trade recycled plastic and supports waste pickers of Bengaluru, India with a fair wage and improved working conditions.

Each calendar is packed with 24 goodies (click each link to discover what's included in each of them). The small one is great to try out several ranges and discover a new favourite, while the medium and big ones are ideal if you want to stock up on your holy grails as they include several full sized items!

To get 20% off your next purchase at The Body Shop online or in-store, use code 13025 at checkout or at the till. 

But be quick, as this offer ends 3rd October!

T&C - 29/09/22 – 03/10/22. Online & instore. Enter code online for 20% off in a single transaction. Valid between 9am Thursday 29th September 2022 and 9am Tuesday 04th October 2022. The offer excludes (1) Delivery Charges, (2) Gift Cards, (3) Sale, (4) Gifts. This offer cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. 

xo

27.9.22

StaticJam Seriously Good Styler

StaticJam Seriously Good Styler

Around the start of September I received a bottle of the StaticJam Seriously Good Styler, kindly sent to me by Beauty Buddy.

The Seriously Good Styler by StaticJam is a styling hair serum that helps achieve a smoothing effect by eliminating static, frizz and flyaways. It is designed to be used on wet hair and is suitable for all hair types. Their goal is to create the look and feel of second day texture while keeping the freshness of clean hair.

Some notable ingredients in this hair serum include Panthenol, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Amino Acids from Wheat and Soy, plus Arginine, Serine and Threonine. 

The Seriously Good Styler has a thick, gel consistency which can feel a bit sticky when applied, however that goes away as the product dries. It has a fresh, crisp apple scent reminiscent of shampoo, which I like. The fragrance is quite strong at first but mellows down over time.

I apply around a grape-sized amount, concentrating on lengths and ends, and any residue left on my hands I will apply on the crown and root area. It does not make hair look or feel greasy at all.

At first I was a bit sceptical but the serum does deliver on the claim of reducing frizz. After washing, sometimes even after applying leave-in-conditioners, my hair turns very frizzy and pretty much uncontrollable, but with this serum my hair dries out with virtually no frizz, which is amazing. It also helps my hair feel soft and smooth while keeping its volume.

It makes me feel a lot more confident if I am going out with wet or damp hair because I know that it won't turn into a frizzy mess. 

The only thing I didn't love is that it does not feel very nourishing, so if you have dry hair you probably won't like it, however, it would work great for oily and thin hair as it maintains volume. It also seems to leave some white residue towards the ends of my hair, which are usually almost dry when I apply the product so do make sure that hair is wet to avoid this.

If you are looking for a reasonably-priced, frizz-reducing hair serum that won't weigh hair down then I would recommend the StaticJam Seriously Good Styler.

The StaticJam 200ml Seriously Good Styler serum retails for £12.

xo

22.9.22

All Used Up #16

All Used Up #16

It's time for a new instalment of the All Used Up Series! My most recently finished products are:

Better You Magnesium Sleep Body Lotion*: infused with Lavender and Chamomile oils, this lotion helps relax muscles thanks to Magnesium Chloride. With nourishing Beeswax and hydrating Glycerin, this product helps moisturise the skin while the relaxing effect and gentle Lavender and Chamomile scent also helps to fall asleep. Would definitely have this again!

Simple Water Boost Micellar Water: a gentle cleanser and makeup remover with Glycerin and Saccharide Isomerate (or Pentavitin) to hydrate the skin. It is effective and affordable, especially when on offer. It is also Hyaluronic Acid-free which is great. Will probably repurchase in the future. 

Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner: a basic conditioner for frequent use. It contains Glycerin, Gluconolactone, Lysine and Arginine. I found it a bit watery and didn't do much for my hair. It does soften and help detangle but it is not very nourishing. Probably would not repurchase as it wasn't amazing.

The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5 Serum: contains Panthenol and several amino acids to soothe and moisturise the skin. It has a light dry oil consistency that gently nourishes the skin but does not feel greasy. Great for adding into your usual moisturiser for an added boost, also nice used on its own. Would have it again as I liked how it made my skin feel soft and moisturised but did not cause breakouts or oiliness.

Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Hand Cream: this product is very nourishing without leaving any greasy feeling. Comprised of amazing ingredients such as Macadamia Oil, Shea Butter, Pomegranate Oil and Extract, Argan Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Saccharide Isomerate and Ceramides, it restores and softens the skin, leaving hands softly scented. I would definitely repurchase (this is my second one) but the brand seems to be having some stock issues. Truly hope it is not discontinued!

Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules: this was a sample containing 7 capsules. I find that the content of one capsule can go further than one use. They can feel a bit greasy but they are great after using an exfoliating treatment or retinoid to prevent any dryness. I would use them again for such purposes. Full review here.

Have you tried any of these products?

xo

20.9.22

Vichy Haul

Vichy Laboratoires Haul

Last month I received a package kindly sent to me by Vichy for being part of their online community. You may have seen a preview in my most recent New In post, however, above is the content reveal of the package.

The gift contained the following products:

Thanks Vichy! Expect full reviews coming soon ;D

Have you tried any Vichy products?

xo

15.9.22

New in: August 2022

New in: August 2022

New in: August 2022

New in: August 2022 free samples

New in: August 2022 Levis jeans outlet

New in: August 2022

It was my birthday last month and Dot spoiled me with some skincare, crystals, stationery, a Powerpuff Girls sweatshirt, Whittard Instant Tea (not pictured) in Mango & Passionfruit and Pink Lemonade and some Gucci Loafers which were too big so had to be returned :'(

From my in laws I received some shower goodies, socks and also Winnie the Pooh PJs from my niece.

From Aliexpress I purchased some oracle cards and a phone tripod; Nail polish remover pads are from my mother in law; received Prada Paradox, Marc Jacobs Daisy Ever So Fresh and YSL Libre (not pictured) perfume samples and Clarins Beauty Flash Peel and Beauty Flash Balm samples. The Pixi Natural Brow Duo was on clearance at Boots for £3.

We went to the Braintree Outlet for my birthday and in the Levi's shop I got a pair of Bootcut Jeans. The Powerpuff Girls shorts were only £2 from Primark and they match my sweatshirt!

Last month I also received my latest YesStyle order (post coming soon), was gifted the Refillable Lancôme La Vie Est Belle perfume and Refill (full review here), and a box of goodies from the Vichy Skin Société (haul coming later!).

Did you get anything nice last month?

xo

13.9.22

Lush Lipstick Refill & Case

Lush Los Angeles Lipstick Refill & Case

Recently Lush kindly sent me a sample of their lipstick refill and case to try out. 

I received the lipstick refill in shade Los Angeles which is a timeless blue-toned red. It can look slightly pink in the bullet however when applied it appears as a true red and the blue undertone makes teeth look whiter. It is incredibly pigmented and very creamy, leaving lips nourished, smooth and plumper-looking thanks to Organic Castor and Jojoba Oils plus several kinds of Waxes, including Kalahari Melon, Rose and Sunflower ones.

The Refillable Lipstick Case is made out of partially recycled aluminium and brass which keeps it very lightweight. I adore the sleek yet glamorous and retro design of the black tube with golden accents. The cap features the word Lush embossed at the top, which is visible as it catches the light. The case is easy to refill and use - the lipstick comes up by sliding the button at the front - and by being compact it is also easy to travel with. 

The only warning I must give to anyone attempting to refill the case is to make sure the refill has been kept in a cool place prior to removing the wax (mine was at room temperature yesterday and it was hard to remove, plus it ended up melting all over my fingers - watch my Tiktok below), so putting it in the fridge or running it under cold water for a few moments will help prevent this. 

Lipstick refills are £10, available in 21 shades, Refillable case is £8.

Have you tried Lush's refillable lipstick range?

xo

@skincarestationery Lush lipstick refill in Los Angeles and reusable case @lush #redlipstick #reusable #refillable #lushcosmetics ♬ I Love You So - The Walters

8.9.22

NACIFIC Pink AHABHA Line & Sun Essence

NACIFIC Pink AHABHA Line & Sun Essence

Back in July I was selected to test and review the NACIFIC Pink Set including 3 items from their Pink AHABHA range, as well as their Sun Essence. 

The items did take quite a bit to arrive so my review deadline was extended to the end of this week. The products only arrived on Monday and this week is my 10th wedding anniversary so this will be more of a first impressions post but I will definitely update on how the products worked for me after a few more weeks of use or in an All Used Up post when I have finished the products.

The products I received include:

Nacific Pink AHABHA Toner: it contains 75% Watermelon Extract to hydrate the skin, plus Citric Acid and Salicylic Acid at 1000ppm each, which is the highest concentration within the Pink AHABHA line. Other notable ingredients include Vitamins B12 and C, Glutathione, Tranexamic Acid, Calamine, Hyaluronic Acid, Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils, plus extracts of Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment, Mushroom, Sea Buckthorn and Centella Asiatica. Despite being the product with the most AHA and BHA (0.1%) it is still very gentle and full of soothing ingredients so it can be used daily for breakout prevention. I really like the light lavender scent, which is reminiscent of baby products. 

Nacific Pink AHABHA Serum: Features the same soft, powdery scent as the Toner. Some notable ingredients include 70% Watermelon Extract, soothing Panthenol and Allantoin, plus anti-ageing Adenosine. It shares a few ingredients with the Toner, like Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils; Hyaluronic Acid, extracts of Soybean Ferment, Centella, Sea Buckthorn and Mushroom; Vitamins B12 and C, plus  Glycosaminoglycans. It has a very lightweight texture with slight viscosity that absorbs quickly and helps gently achieve smoother skin thanks to a low concentration of exfoliating AHA and BHA at 100ppm each. The packaging is very cute and reminds me of a baby's bottle with its pastel pink dropper bottle which has a "frosted glass" look that matches the other products in the range. The generous 50ml size will ensure the serum will last a long time, as only a couple of drops are needed with each application.  

Nacific Pink AHABHA Cream: Contains the same concentration of AHA and BHA (in the form of Citric Acid and Salicylic Acid at 100pm) as the Serum for gentle daily exfoliation. In terms of Watermelon Extract, it contains 75% like the Toner. It also features the soft powdery lavender scent of the other products in the range. Other notable ingredients include Niacinamide, Panthenol, Adenosine, Glutathione, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins C and E, and extracts of Soybean Ferment, Mushroom, Sea Buckthorn and Centella Asiatica. This cream has a lightweight gel texture and a slightly powdery feel as it is applied. After application it leaves a gently matte look on the skin so it is ideal for oily skin types concerned about shine. The packaging has a frosted glass appearance in soft pink, which matches the Serum and Toner in the Pink AHA BHA range. 

Nacific Sun Essence: this verified SPF 50 PA ++++ sunscreen is described as a hydrating sun essence with a light texture designed to protect and moisturise the skin. I like that it has a lightweight lotion consistency that applies and absorbs easily without pilling or leaving a white cast. Notable ingredients include Vitamins B3 and E, plus flower extracts of White Waterlily, Calendula and Evening Primrose; as well as extracts of Pine Leaf, Ulmus Davidiana and Kudzu root. It is beautifully scented with Palmarosa and Orange Essential Oils, which makes this Sun Essence smell like sugar coated orange gummies. I would be careful using this sunscreen for intense sun exposure as the Orange Essential Oil could cause phototoxicity, but will be using it throughout the colder and cloudier months to energise and uplift thanks to its beautiful citrus scent.

All the products are available at YesStyle - get money off your next order using code NAV2019. 

Have you tried Nacific products?

xo

6.9.22

The Body Shop Edelweiss Range Launch

The Body Shop Edelweiss Range Launch

Previously known as Drops of Youth, one of the anti-ageing ranges from The Body Shop has been given a makeover and is now called Edelweiss.

Featuring improved versions of their Drops of Youth formulas, the range now contains double the concentration of Edelweiss to help protect the skin against pollution and provide 24 hours of hydration.

The complete updated The Body Shop Edelweiss range currently consists of:

You can get 20% off code 21758 until 15/09/2022 (or a free Edelweiss Experience set when you spend over £30 with code 22701 until 03/10/2022)

T&Cs: Available in-store and online. Excludes gifts, advent calendars, sales, delivery costs, and gift cards. Code not to be stacked with other offers.

xo

30.8.22

Face Republic Purity Sun Essence

Face Republic Purity Sun Essence

As part of the YesStyle Influencer Programme, I received the Face Republic Purity Sun Essence, which is a waterproof SPF50+ PA ++++ sunscreen.

The Face Republic Purity Sun Essence promises to be an extra lightweight sunscreen that leaves no white cast. It is also waterproof, vegan and reef friendly.

Some notable ingredients in this Sun Essence include soothing Niacinamide, plant extracts of Sea Buckthorn, Carrot, Rosehip, Apple, Aloe, Mugwort and Apricot; as well as anti-ageing Adenosine, antioxidant vitamins C and E, plus nourishing Ceramides, Phytosphingosine and Moringa oil.

The Face Republic Purity Sun Essence features a sleek white matte tube packaging with a screw-on lid which allows it to stand upright and will look elegant displayed among your skincare collection while taking up minimal space. Both the plastic tube and cardboard box, which is printed with soy ink, are recyclable.

The Face Republic Purity Sun Essence has a light, milky texture that is easily absorbed and does not leave a white cast on the skin. I also like that it does not contain hyaluronic acid (which seems to leave my skin feeling tight), something that is increasingly hard to find upon skincare products. 

If you are looking for a lightweight sunscreen that is waterproof and offers very high broad spectrum protection I would recommend the Face Republic Purity Sun Essence.

Find the Face Republic Purity Sun Essence at YesStyle.

xo

PS. Use code NAV2019 for money off your next YesStyle order and join their Influencer Program to receive free sponsored products.

25.8.22

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Refillable Eau de Parfum

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Refillable Eau de Parfum

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Refillable Eau de Parfum

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Refillable Eau de Parfum

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Refillable Eau de Parfum

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Refillable Eau de Parfum

Lancôme has launched a new version of the iconic La Vie Est Belle perfume in a refillable bottle, as well as 100ml refills.

La Vie Est Belle is Lancôme's best selling feminine perfume inspired by the French Philosophy of life and happiness or universal declaration to the beauty of life. It is a floral fragrance comprised of the following notes:

  • Transversal: Iris & Fine Delicacies Accord
  • Top: Pear & Blackberry
  • Heart: Pallida Iris Concrete, Orange Blossom & Jasmine Sambac Absolutes
  • Base: Patchouli Essence
The Transversal notes of First Tasty Iris have been exclusively created for Lancôme by three of France's leading perfumers.

Upon first spritz the sweet Blackberry notes are the most noticeable to me. Just moments later it turns into a warmer floral, and finally settles on the skin as a slightly woody and powdery note.

Sweet and floral scents are my favourite type of perfumes so I am enjoying La Vie Est Belle, especially the top and heart notes, and although powdery fragrances are not usually my first choice, the base note is quickly growing on me.

La Vie Est Belle is quite long lasting, with only a couple of sprays needed for the scent to be perceivable on the skin after several hours of wear. 

Initially I believed the fragrance to be for a more mature woman because of Julia Roberts being in the adverts, however because of the variety of notes I believe it will appeal to a wide age range of women as it is a sophisticated but playful scent.

Find La Vie Est Belle new refillable bottle and refills at Lancôme and Look Fantastic.

xo

23.8.22

Superdrug B. Hydrate Brightening Eye Cream

B. Hydrate Brightening Eye Cream

A couple of weeks ago, Superdrug selected me to test their Hydrate Brightening Eye Cream, which is part of their recent B. Skincare range relaunch. 

The B. Brightening Eye Cream is designed to refresh and depuff the eye area thanks to Caffeine, Niacinamide and Peptides. It is suitable for all skin types.

This eye cream is described as a lightweight hydrating gel, however the texture is almost like a lotion which absorbs quickly and feels moisturising but never heavy.

The fact that it is fragrance free makes me more confident in using it without fear of developing irritation in the eye area due to added fragrance and believe this makes it suitable for sensitive skin.

The B. Brightening Eye Cream contains Caffeine and Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5 to help reduce the appearance of eye bags and dark circles, while Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide improves hydration, evens skin tone and reduces signs of ageing.

After using it for a week I believe it has reduced the darkness on the inner corners of my eyes even after I've had a couple of late nights. I also think it has reduced puffiness on my eye area, especially the upper eye, as the eyelid feels more comfortable as well.

Find the B. Hydrate Brightening Eye Cream at Superdrug.

xo

18.8.22

New In: July 2022

H&M Bralette and broderie anglaise top

Stationery Haul

Primark loungewear

Free sample haul

Last month I received a few PR samples from Lush, The Body Shop, Australian Bodycare and won a giveaway on the Picky app for a Skin1004 sunscreen. All products have been reviewed so click on each brand to read more about them (and for a secret 20% off code for The Body Shop)!

I also got a free sample of Viktor & Rolf Good Fortune perfume sample (review here), was gifted a pair of Squid Game socks and a Cherry & Almond Ritter Sport chocolate (not pictured). 

From H&M I got a broderie anglaise top and a lace bralette, from Primark a matching top and short pj/lounge set, form The Works a set of Zebra metallic gel pens and from QD a set of 3 mini notebooks. 

A couple more free samples I got include Rosso Valentino Lipstick, Eyeko Cocoa Edit Brown Pencil Liner which came free with a magazine, Burberry Hero EDT, Aveda Nutri-Plenish Leave In Conditioner, Weleda Skin Food, Erborian CC Cream and Bio & Me Granola.

I also placed a new YesStyle order which just arrived yesterday so expect a new haul coming soon!

xo

16.8.22

Australian Bodycare Haul

Australian Bodycare Haul

A couple of weeks ago I was kindly sent a couple of products from Australian Bodycare to try out and review. 

Australian Bodycare is a beauty brand that uses Tea Tree Essential oil in its products with the goal of preventing and treating common skin problems while being gentle on the skin.

The products I selected are the Lemon Myrtle Face Cream, the Face Tonic and the Hair Loss Serum.

The Lemon Myrtle Face Cream is formulated to moisturise skin that is oily and prone to breakouts and acne. The cream smells amazing, featuring a fresh, lemony scent. It contains hydrating Glycerin and Saccharide Isomerate, plus nourishing Macadamia Seed and Argan Oil however, it does not feel heavy, in fact it was so easy to wash off the next morning it felt like I could have skipped using a cleanser. 

The Face Tonic is liquid alcohol-free toner that can be used daily. It deep cleanses the skin while adding moisture thanks to Glycerin and Saccharide Isomerate. It also contains brightening Kakadu Plum Extract, soothing Allantoin and vitamin E; and Tea Tree Oil which inhibits bacteria and reduces breakouts. This toner can be used on sensitive and dry skin and also skin that is prone to rosacea and acne. 

The Hair Loss Serum is designed to help achieve thicker and stronger hair. Ideally it should be used twice daily for best results however, I haven't been very consent with it so can't comment on results but I remain optimistic as it does contain Curcuma Longa Callus Conditioned Media or Turmeric Extract which can help prevent and reduce hair loss, achieving increased density by stimulating follicular activity. The serum also contains exfoliating Gluconolactone plus nourishing amino acids and Panthenol for softer hair. It comes in a pump bottle that makes it easy to apply and features an earthy scent, which I attribute to the Turmeric Extract.

If you are looking for products formulated with natural ingredients and Tea Tree Oil I would recommend checking out the Australian Bodycare website. My products arrived really quickly (within 2 days) and they have free standard shipping on orders over £35 and free express shipping on orders over £50. 

xo

11.8.22

YesStyle Haul 08

YesStyle Haul 08

For my 8th YesStyle haul (which I received a couple of months ago and forgot to post about) I got:

The total for my order was only $5.40 as the Purito Serum was on offer, and I used a discount code as well as some points I had.

xo

PS. Use code NAV2019 for money off your next YesStyle order and join their Influencer Program for free sponsored products.

9.8.22

Iunik Propolis Serum & Eye Cream

Iunik Propolis Serum & Eye Cream A while back I purchased a couple of Iunik products from YesStyle, including the Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum and the Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream. 

The iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum contains 70% Propolis and 12% Sea Buckthorn extract to help brighten the skin, as well as soothe thanks to Rose Water, Allantoin plus Centella, Purslane, Witch Hazel and Ginkgo extracts. It also contains anti-ageing Niacinamide and Adenosine.

This serum has a faint scent that doesn't linger, it is very lightweight - almost watery - and absorbs quickly into the skin making it feel instantly hydrated due to the Glycerin, Beta Glucan and Hyaluronic Acid in the formula. I believe it gives the skin an immediate sun-kissed glow look and also reduces redness. 

I haven't completely made up my mind on whether I would repurchase it however, I will report back once I have finished the gigantic 50ml bottle.

The iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream is formulated with 40.5% Propolis Extract and 9.2% Sea Buckthorn, as well as soothing Fermented extracts, Chamomile and Rosemary Leaf Extract. It also contains hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, Beta Glucan and Glycerin, anti ageing Idebenone, Niacinamide, Adenosine and a couple of peptides.

This eye cream feels very nourishing on the skin but never heavy, despite containing Olive Oil. It has a nice citrus scent which I really like. 

Like the serum, it also comes in a generous size for an eye cream (30 ml), however, this multitasking product can be used all over the face. 

While I haven't seen any massive changes on my undereye area, I do enjoy using this eye cream and also think it has helped strengthen my eye lashes. Even though I don't use a big amount (I do use it twice a day) I feel like it hasn't lasted me that long - only started using it in April and have almost finished it. Despite that, the Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream is very affordable and will probably repurchase it. 

Have you tried any Iunik products?

xo

PS. Use code NAV2019 for money off your next YesStyle order and join their Influencer Program for free sponsored products every month.

4.8.22

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the Body Shop and they invited me to join their Affiliate Influencer program, as well as their latest campaign for their new Vitamin C Range, which is now made with at least 90% natural-origin ingredients.

The Body Shop kindly provided me with some store credit so I could select something from the new Vitamin C range and I chose the Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum, which I have been using for the last week. 

The Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum is designed for dull, tired skin and helps improve radiance while reducing the appearance of uneven skin tone. It is made with 10% natural origin vitamin C plus Bakuchiol, which has similar activity on skin to retinol and helps improve texture.

This serum uses 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid, which is a more stable form of Vitamin C so it won't oxidise as easily as pure L-ascorbic acid. It also contain alcohol and fragrance, however it is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive. 

The Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum has a completely clear appearance and slight viscosity so it's not too runny, and upon application it makes skin feel silky soft and hydrated, giving it an instant glow.

I have noticed that my skin feels smoother and after just a week of using it there has also been some improvement in hyperpigmentation marks that I've had on my cheekbone for years (achieving what other products have taken months to do), so I will definitely continue to use it in the hopes of completely vanishing said marks.

If you are looking for a Vitamin C serum with natural ingredients to help smooth and brighten your complexion I would recommend trying the The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum.

xo

PS. The Body Shop also provided me with a 20% discount code which can be used online or in store: 21758. It is valid on all full priced items until September 17, 2022. 

#GlowWithTBS #TheBodyShopPartner

2.8.22

Sweet Lolita Dresses at Lolitaknot

*This is a sponsored post.

If you have ever read or heard about Lolita fashion you may have been mesmerised by the ruffles and lace on the beautifully designed dresses. It is actually a fashion style that I was very interested in when I was younger, especially the Gothic Lolita style. 

At Lolitaknot they have an immense variety of Lolita dresses in different styles: Gothic, Sweet, Punk, Classic, Princess, Ouji, Princess, Qi, Wa, Sailor, and Casual, each one with their own very individual aesthetic.

Sweet Lolita Dresses at Lolitaknot

From the wide range of items at Lolitaknot I have selected a couple of my favourites: the Sweet Lolita Dress on the left is the Alice Strawberry OP Winter Dress and Hat. I know we are currently in the middle of summer but I just love anything Alice in Wonderland inspired and this dress has some adorable details like the contrasting red stitching, buttons, ribbon and polka dot heart applique patches in red. The white faux fur material will be so cosy come colder weather. I also love the ruffled lace detailing on the skirt and the balloon sleeves (puff sleeves is something I'm currently obsessed with!). The dress also features a double collar of shirt and bib styles with rabbit ears at the back, plus white pom poms on the front, reminiscent of a rabbit's tail.

On the right, from Lolitaknot's classic Lolita dress section we have the Sweet Classic Lolita OP Dress plus decorated matching Headwear, which I like as it also reminds me of Alice in Wonderland with its pastel blue and ivory white colourway. Featuring a longer midi and layered style skirt with a tulle detail for added volume, a Peter Pan collar and short puff sleeves, this is a great choice for summertime.

If you are thinking of getting a new Lolita Dress or a top, coat, footwear and even accessories, take a look on the Lolitaknot website. xo

28.7.22

Puff Sleeves & Lilac Bag

Puff Sleeves & Lilac Bag

Puff Sleeves & Lilac Bag

Puff Sleeves & Lilac Bag

Puff Sleeves & Lilac Bag

Puff Sleeves & Lilac Bag

Puff Sleeves & Lilac Bag

H&M Linen Top // Levis Jeans // Primark Bag // Next Shoes

This outfit is from our anniversary day last year. With a newfound fascination for puff sleeves, I got this linen blouse from the last H&M sale before it closed down in my town :'( The bag and shoes were a birthday gift and the necklace was an anniversary gift, all from Dot.

Today I (finally) watched The Virgin Suicides and became obsessed with the song Playground Love from the original motion picture score.

xo

26.7.22

Dear, Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen

Dear, Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen

Recently I was sent the Dear, Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen to review.

This sunscreen has a rating of SPF50+ PA ++++ so it is extremely effective against UVA and UVB. 

It features a water based gel texture and it can be used on both face and body. It has no sticky residue or white cast as it is an organic (or chemical) sunscreen. 

Some notable ingredients in the Dear, Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen include Glycerin, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Allantoin, Adenosine plus several soothing and brightening natural extracts of Portulaca Oleracea, Aloe Leaf, Dioscorea Japonica Root, Laminaria Japonica, Viola Mandshurica Flower, Ulmus Davidiana Root, Licorice, Lepidium Meyenii Root, Lycium Chinense Fruit, Strawberry, Berberis Vulgaris Root and Blackberry.

This formula is also free from essential oils so it will be suitable for sensitive skin.

Find the Dear, Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen on YesStyle.

xo

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21.7.22

All Used Up #15

All Used Up #15

Welcome to a new instalment of the All Used Up series, where I share my final thoughts on finished products!

Today we have mostly skincare (as usual) and a couple of hair-related products:

Viviscal Hair Growth Programme*: I took part in a testing panel for the Viviscal supplements. They definitely helped reduce hair fall immensely, with the results lasting for up to a couple of weeks after I finished taking them. Would highly recommend if you suffer from hair loss. Full review here.

Hask Keratin Protein Leave-In Spray: a lightweight mist that softness hair without weighing it down so it is ideal for fine hair. Also provides heat protection but it's not great for detangling. Smells sweet and fruity, like strawberries. Would probably buy again. Full review here.

Me+ Hyaluronic Acid Cleanser: this CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser dupe is a very gentle, non foaming creamy cleanser with niacinamide and ceramides that is great for cold weather or drier skin types. I would probably repurchase. Full review here.

Olay Complete Sensitive Day Lotion: this lightweight, unscented lotion is moisturising and provides SPF 15 protection, so it is great for darker days or when staying indoors. Very affordable and usually on offer, it is a product I've repurchased many times and will buy again (after I use up a few of my other sunscreens!) Full review here.

Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV*: this Japanese sunscreen was kindly sent to me by YesStyle. I love the light gel texture and how it does not leave a white cast. It has a mattifying effect that lasts all day, which I like. Would have it again. View video review here and use code NAV2019 to get money off your next YesStyle order.

xo