CAUDALIE -Skin SOS

I’ve been fighting with my dry, dehydrated skin for the last few weeks (well, always, but more lately) and was at my wit’s end because I could barely wear foundation – it would cake, show my fine lines, and generally sap all moisture out of my skin . But lucky me , I received an offer from Glamour Beauty Club if I would like to try and review this serum . Of course I said yes please , who wouldn’t . So I got a delivery about 7 days later yay .

Pros of this Caudalie serum:
* Does feel hydrating and dethirsting
* Sinks in instantly
* Skin is left calm, plump and pampered
* Light non sticky texture
* No skin irritation or breakouts
* Nice scent
* Convenient packaging

Cons:
* Price
* Might be too heavily fragranced for some
* The hydrating effect doesn’t last all day

Overall I’m pleased with SOS serum and apply it every morning before my moisturiser but my favourite use of it is as a primer before heavier coverage matte foundations. They apply like a dream and the finish is much more natural without any added greasiness, especially when combined with a light spritz of Caudalie Eau de Raisin as a finishing touch. I would absolutely recommend this serum to anyone who like to boost skin hydration .

It is little bit pricey at £29 but definitely worth trying . I know I will be making purchase after my complementary tube runs out .

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MeMe- Clay carbonated bubble mask

Recently I have been hearing a lot about carbonated face masks and I really wanted to try it, if it really works.

I had a big dilemma which one to buy as is that many different types of it and reviews are always split into good and bad of course, so I just went with my gut feeling and made a purchase trough Amazon UK 😆

The carbonated bubble clay mask has a cute packaging and outside the packaging, there is a step by step instructions and an illustration on how to use the clay mask itself so it is less hassle. It comes with a white color container and a cute angel picture. when i opened it, the color of the mask dark grey ish , with consistency of sticky slightly creamy substance which is quite easy to apply . When I use it, I spread it over my face except eye and lips area . Clay mask is cool on my face with the tingling sensation ,I can feel it working after just couple of minutes, the bubbles beginning to appear and i can feel they penetrating my skin , I usually leave it on for around 15 than just clean my skin with a warm water . After cleansing, my face feels smooth and soft as well as brightened . I am very pleased with my purchase and I would happily recommend this face mask, It makes me feel truly pampered for the price of £8.99

Hopefully my short review will be helpful for you guys.

Have lovely day ❤

Herbal Essences beautiful compositions

I always loved Herbal Essences haircare, simply because they made my hair look great and fragrance of them is just to die for. When I found out that Savvy circle is launching a Herbal Essences project I couldn’t be more exited , as it is a whole new collection . Well I was very pleased that I have made it into the team, and pretty much few days after receiving an email courier knocked on my door. As you can see on the picture above I received nice set of -Cucumber and green tea shampoo and conditioner , which is very light on my hair, after usage my hair feel very soft and manageable and clean feeling lasts all day , fragrance is very fresh and sweet.

Second set- Argan oil again light texture fantastic fragrance but buy the end of the day I feel like my hair are getting little bit greasy, not sure if this is set for me as even though I do colour my hair they’re not very damaged or very dry, personally think that this set would be suitable for persons with dry and damaged hair.

Last but not least White strawberry and sweet mint I think this set is my favourite out of three as my hair are very shiny, soft and feeling strong at the same time not mentioned again how good they smell.

I am happy to say that I would definitely recommend Herbal Essences new “bio renew ” collection not just because they smell great but you can feel the difference on your hair , and also happy that they don’t contain any gluten- silicones, and can be used on coloured hair without any restrictions .

All I can say is that give it a go you will not be disappointed.

Lots of love

M.Izabela

April’s Glossybox 

I am very pleased with my Glossybox this month, and I know I will be using all of the products I have received. 

What’s in the box ? Well I’ve got the latest trend in co-washing with Elgon’s Deliwash, Sport FX new British brand that delivers double on everything and is specially formulated with gym-goers  (as well as anyone on the move) . ModelCO countur stick, Merci Handy and Rodial mascara. 

That’s why I love my monthly Glossybox. Beeing able to try great products, some of them I didn’t even heard of before. And thanks to that I have already added some products too my shopping list .

Very happy bunny 😍

Secret scent box 

Secret scent box it is a subscription service where you pay £15 every month and you will receive 3 perfume samples, 3 ml each which will last up  to 30 days using 4 sprays a day.  Each scent is randomly picked. And as I am absolutely obsessed with the perfumes and always looking for new fragrances this service give me a chance to try some great fragrances before making design on my next purchase. 

This month I have received 

W- by Ted Baker 

This is very gentle and sophisticated fragrance which I have never tried before, I don’t know why but it never appealed to me , maybe because of bottle design which is nothing wrong with, but also there is nothing unusual which cought my eye . But going back to the fragrance is very fresh with notes of peony , african violet, pink orchid, raspberry, cedar and vanilla which makes it great day time fragrance especially suitable in spring and summer.  I  was impressed with “W” how lovely and light is but for another hand it doesn’t last all day, I couldn’t smell anything in the evening which is not what I am used to.  Personally I would not buy it just for that practical reason, but if someone is not bothered by the fact that fragrance doesn’t last that long , this could be a lovely daily weare 👍

Amor Amor -by Cacharel 

This is another fragrance i haven’t been able to use before and this is a classic because I have seen it in the shops for many years, and I little bit disappointed with myself that I have never bought it as this is surprisingly great perfume, It’s a fruity floral that’s both fresh and sexy , it makes me feel little bit different , it makes me stand out from the crowd lol and what’s very important for me it does last all day, definitely worth buying it. Well I know I will 😉

Mon Guerlain- by Guerlain 

Oh this is my favourite out of the whole trio, simply because it’s  luxurious,very strong (and I love strong), very feminine and sensual. It makes me feel very special . I will be wearing it on the daily basis and  on the special occasions as well. I couldn’t be more happier with this perfume and absolutely recommend it to other ladies who love little bit of luxury in life 😊

Eye love

OOlution is the result of founder Anne-Marie’s mission to create skincare that doesn’t rely on just one or two ingredients, but a host actives. She also wanted it to be a treat to use and to steer clear of synthetic ingredients and palm oil. She certainly succeeded at what she set out to achieve with this luxurious eye cream . The 100% natural formula is hydrating and rich in antioxidants, helping to diminish dark circles and reduce puffiness, whether you use it at the end of the long  day or in the morning after 😉

http://www.oolution.com 

BC Bonacure -Hair Treatment 

I love discovering new products and one of them is a BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Brazilnut Oil Pulp Treatment by Schwarzkopf Professional.  This cute little pot lasts about month using it twice a week, if you have medium length hair like myself , work into mid-lengths and ends of towel dried hair , combing trough it to ensure it’s evenly spreaded, than leave it for 10 minutes and rinse it off thoroughly. So why I like it so much? Because innovative argan powder particles gently removes impurities from hair while macadamia nut intensely nourishes and UV filters help protect from the sun , which makes my hair very smooth,shiny and more manageable.  Definitely will recommend this product.  I have received this pot in my Glossybox and it is a sample size of 30 ml , which if you want to try it is available on http://www.schwarzkopf-professional.co.uk at the price of £3.95 

This Works 

This little gem was one of the products I have received in my Glossybox March edition. In Transit camera close- up is a hero product for very good reason… why ? Because it’s just what my skin needs when it has lost its equilibrium. This primer balances, plumps and brightens skin leaving it lovely and smooth ready for photo shoot, there are rumours that Victoria Beckham loves it so much lol.I like to use it over my usual moisturiser or face oil for extra hydration boost and I am ready to apply my makeup. I would happily recommend this product it really gives me fresher looking makeup and it lasts all day . The only bad thing is that it cost £28 for 30 ml ,so it is bit expensive, but for another hand you only need small amount of it pea size for whole face . 

Worth trying 😉 

Sure compressed – experiment

Couple of weeks ago I joined another BzzAgent campaign , this time I have been sent 2 deodorants antiperspirants in the form of aerosol .

First can of Sure its 250 ml , the second can its a 125 ml can of compressed Sure .

The whole experiment is about comparing both   cans how long they will last , in theory the Sure compressed 125 ml can suppose to last just as long as the big 250 ml can . The main reason behind this is that sure want to reduce amount of packaging and gas they are using to produce the big cans . I have been given instructions to use both cans every day with the difference of use big can under my right arm and than spray Sure compressed under my left arm .

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When I first received an invitation to Sure campaign I was very excited because I didn’t have one for a while and also curious about the whole challenge. Recently I have been using roll on Sure deodorant also cotton fresh, but I also used compressed cans of invisible aqua fresh which were very good and effective. Never tryied to compare the big can with compressed until now, but first I want to say how unimpressed I am with effectiveness of the both deodorants, I use them just as I’ve been asked big can under right arm and compressed under left. As soon as I use I the with both of deodorants the gas is so irritating that I can’t breathe I have to hold my breath until I finish my routine otherwise I cough and choke like someone with long problems, after dreadful 20 seconds I can breathe again but I have leave the bathroom. The effectiveness isn’t as good as I was expecting, I work in the busy restaurant and I can’t afford to worry about my smell especially when being in contact with diners, unfortunately Sure has failed to keep me fresh trough my shift and I had to reapply it couple of times while working. If it comes to which can last longer I think in my case probably the big one, because I take compressed deo with me to work its convenient because of the smaller size, and only just after one week of usage I can tell that small can will run out quicker. I can understand why Sure decided to create a compressed can, everybody this days are trying to make a difference to the our Planet earth and it is a beautiful cause but I think that Sure should also concentrate on other aspects of the product like effectiveness and irritating gas.

Another annoying  thing was terrible white powder after use , I am sure there is a way to improve that , because it is not very attractive when you walk around wearing black T-shirt and some white flakes are flying out of your underarms .

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  I have done little bit of research on aerosol deodorants and I don’t think in any way they are not harming our environment. Another sad thing I also found out that Unilever which produces Sure does products testing on animals, which for me completely doesn’t seem to make sense on one side they claim that they want to protect environment but on the other hand animals have to suffer from their hands I think this is not Wright my lovely people. If it comes to the experiment which can will last longer in my case the big can wins, my compressed can is almost empty. One big disappointment. Sorry Sure I won’t be using compressed or any aerosol deodorants that’s for sure.

About Coco Mademoiselle- Every girl must have

A few  of years ago my  boyfriend bought me a  bottle of COCO Mademoiselle Perfume as part of my Christmas presents . I remember thinking at the time wow….. must have been expensive. You don’t  dare ask when its a gift do you ?!!!. The reason why I was a bit shocked was we had only been together a couple of months. In fact that was a great Christmas, I got spoilt rotten by him.
When I saw the price at first(on my trip to Boots) I didn’t  know whether to frame it or wear it. As I had never had such an expensive perfume before. I only wore it for special occasions like if we went out to dinner or out for a romantic evening.

The smell though was just sooooooo  divine though I found myself wearing it more often, to my boyfriends delight. He couldn’t  stop smelling me lol lol lol. I Also have to admit that I used to get asked “hmmmm what perfume you wearing” when I was out. That always makes you feel good too. My I add not just by females but by men too – bonus if your single 😉

****Fragrance****

Well like I said before the fragrance smells divine. Coco Mademoiselle is a light, sensual and captivating Eau de Perfume. Sparkling, lively top notes of orange and bergamot. Followed by clear, pure middle notes, with accords of jasmine petals and morning rose. Doesn’t that just sound divine in its self?? Finally, clean notes of patchouli express a discreet sensuality. COCO MADEMOISELLE is a completely new interpretation of COCO.
A modern oriental fragrance, fresh and sensual. Sensual you might say, yes as it drives men wild.

****Packaging*****

This classy Fragrance is delivered to you in a sheer white box, with back and gold writing. Simple packaging but it doesn’t need to be jazzed up or to have mad colours. The perfume sells itself alone. The bottle comes in two designs depending on the ml you bought.

100ml bottle is a designed in a classic shape with a Chanel typical style lid. The bottle is clear and with gold writing.

50ml bottle is designed in a rectangular style. This bottle is clear, Gold writing and with a White lid.

The colour of the perfume is a slight pink colour, just to make it even more girlie.

*****Products Available*****

This fragrance is available in more than just perfume, which again is wonderful. I didn’t know this till again I was given the Bath gel as another little gift. So now not only could I splash out on perfume but I could have a good old soak in the bath. Breathing in the oriental Fragrance and relaxing…. lets not forget the odd glass of wine just to tip it off now. PEACE.

****Costs******

Perfume

100ml £69.00 @ Boots
50ml £44.00 @ Boots
35ml £36.50 @ Boots
100ml £68.00 @ The Perfume Shop
50ml £47.50 @ The Perfume Shop
35ml £35.50 @ The Perfume Shop

Bath Gel

200ml £25.00 @ Boots
200ml £24.50 @ The Perfume Shop
This is a creamy colour and cleanses the skin. Leaving the great smell of Coco Mademoiselle behind.

Soap

150g £13.00 @ Boots
150g £12.50 @ The Perfume Shop

Deodorant Spray

100ml £18.50 @ The Perfume Shop

So there is a nice range of Coco Mademoiselle, and some of the range is not expensive.

If you are looking for a new fragrance but don’t want a fragrance too heavy then I would highly recommend that you check this out as it is a long lasting, deeply sophisticated perfume that will suit anyone. I still use it to this day, and the men still love it. The only problem is my mother now keeps using it too. The downfall for having such a great fragrance eh?
So go on treat yourself or even better get your husband/Boyfriend to treat you!!!! There will be no disappointments.

Thanks for reading