Sunday, 18 August 2019

New In My Skincare Drawer: Charlottes Magic Cream

charlotte tilbury magic cream review

charlottes magic cream review

I've never really found skincare exciting, but when it's Charlotte Tilbury and the packaging is a winner, I'm all for it! With its rose gold mirrored lid and octagonal design, it really lured me in.

The moisturiser itself is very thick, although it isn't at all heavy on the skin. You really don't need a lot of product to cover your face and neck as a little does go a long way. Also, considering the amount of product you get in 50ml, the price of £70 is pretty damn good! After using this magic cream for several months, I now use it as my everyday moisturiser. It's also a great base before applying makeup. 

People have said that this cream is more aimed towards those with dry and dehydrated skin rather than oily and combination skin types. However, Charlotte Tilbury herself, says that it can be used on all skin types. I have combination skin and I've found that it's been absolutely fine for me! Although, those of you more on the oilier side or with acne, maybe avoid this, just because it is such a rich cream.

Have you tried Charlottes magic cream before?

charlottes magic cream blog review

Monday, 12 August 2019

Lush Think Pink Bath Bomb Review

lush think pink bath bomb review

lush think pink bath bomb review blog post

I was more excited than usual to try this particular bath bomb just because it's pink and covered in glitter. Apparently Lush has upped their game with the new and improved Think Pink bath bomb, and the old one is nothing compared to this one. 

Think Pink is fairly similar to Lush's Comforter bath bomb in the way it disperses in the water. Containing citric acid, tonka absolute, vanilla absolute and neroli oil, it definitely does smell insanely sweet! I am all for warm, sweet vanilla scents which is why I think this bath bomb is my favourite by far! Also, as Think Pink contains lavender oil, it's a great one to relax in the bath in too.

When popped into the water, it leaves trails of pink and white and then all of a sudden, the bath is MEGA glittery! I actually thought I would come out of the bath looking like a glitterball but it was actually alright. After draining the water out, the bottom of the bath was covered in silver glitter but it was surprisingly easy to wash away. This is definitely more of a luxurious and girly bath bomb from Lush and I'll definitely be purchasing it again.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review

estee lauder double wear foundation review

estee lauder double wear foundation

I have recently been reaching for the more higher-end products instead of using the same ol' drugstore makeup. One foundation I've been meaning to try for ages is the Estee Lauder Double Wear which I got colour matched to as 2C2/pale almond. Firstly, this is the first ever foundation I've used without a pump - it's just so much easier with one isn't it! You probably could buy pumps separately but I'm not 100% sure on that. The frosted glass bottle is a very simple, yet luxurious design and it's definitely not lightweight. 

The product itself is very runny so you have to give it a good shake before pouring it onto your brush/beauty blender. Considering that it's such a runny consistency, it really does give that full coverage. It's so easy to blend and a little really does go a long way! I find that you have to be fairly quick to apply it as it dries quite quick, however I use my beauty blender instead of a brush for better application. 

As I have combination skin, my oily forehead and nose still tends to shine through the foundation half way throughout the day and because of that, it transfers a little but it's nothing horrendous. Nearer to the end of my day, I find that it fades a lot from the blemishes and dark under eye circles which I find a little annoying.  
So, I would only wear this foundation on a day to day basis. If I was going to an event or on a night out, I would stick with the Nars' weightless & luminous foundation. 

Have you tried double wear? What's it like with your skin type?
Wednesday, 31 July 2019

NEW Dr Botanicals Lemon Rescue Butter & Cocoa + Coconut Mask

dr botanicals product blog reviews

dr botanicals lemon superfood resue butter

 Since Dr Botanicals first reached out to me three years ago, I have loved using their products ever since. What I love most about this brand is that it's all 100% natural ingredients - so it doesn't upset your skin! It's vegan friendly and cruelty free! As you can imagine, I was so excited to try out their brand new products. First off, let's talk about how cool the packaging design is! It reminds me of the massive poster of the periodic table on the science lab wall back in school.

dr botanicals lemon superfood rescue butter review
dr botanicals cocoa and coconut mask review

The Lemon Superfood All-In-One Rescue Butter* has recently been my skin saviour, I really have been using this non-stop. It's multi-use so you can literally use it anywhere and everywhere. I used it a lot when I was abroad, just because it was so much easier than packing a moisturiser, a hand cream, a lip balm, a body butter, etc separately. You've gotta have that extra space in your luggage for more tanning oils, am I right gals? 

The lemon butter is a very thick cream however, it absorbs into the skin very easily and doesn't feel at all heavy. Containing the ingredients, lemongrass oil, coconut oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil and sea buckthorn fruit oil which makes the butter insanely hydrating and it smells amazing!
It's perfect to just pop in your handbag and go about your day. 

dr botanicals cocoa and coconut mask

Secondly is the Cocoa & Coconut Superfood Reviving Hydrating Mask*. Again, this little number is great for travelling as well due to the size. All you do is apply a thin layer of the mask and leave it on for around ten minutes. The texture of this mask is very thin and smooth so it's super easy to apply. Even though Dr Botanicals says it's recommended for all skin types, I don't use this very often because I have found it to make my combination skin even oilier after regular use. So I only now use it once or twice every couple of weeks. However, the many times I have used it, it really has worked wonders. 

Again, like all Dr Botanicals products, it smells divine! It contains the ingredients, cocoa butter and coconut oil. So your skin is definitely refreshed and restored after one use! I have also popped this into the fridge before using it as well and it's much nicer used cold. 

Use the code: GOCOCONUTS to get the mask for only £5.

*This post features products which I was sent in return for a review. As always, my reviews and opinions are completely honest and my own.