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Budget Beauty Buy: Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser

3 Jan

Hands up all the lazy ladies out there, who dread the thought of lathering on that lotion on a cold winter’s morning and then waiting half a year for it to dry?! I hear ya! I love the luxury of a body butter as much as the next gal, but sometimes you’ve gotta get in and out in a hurry and this Nivea In-Shower body moisturiser is perfect for any girl on the go!

Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser pictures

Application is simple, apply in the shower after your normal shower gel and then rinse off… And you’re done! Yes, seriously! The scent is inoffensive and very classic “Nivea-like” if you are familiar. My skin felt very moisturised afterwards and not at all sticky and what I loved the most, is the fact that it seem to sink in so quickly as soon as I got out of the shower. MAGIC. The only downside that I found, was  that I was using a bit more product than a normal body lotion. It takes some time getting used to and in reality you really only need the teeniest amount to get the full effect.

Nivea In shower body moisturiser review with pictures

Overall this body moisturiser is the perfect beauty short cut and I see myself repurchasing and grabbing for it in the future. It retails for a purse-friendly €4 (roughly) and can be found in pharmacies and supermarkets worldwide! So what’s your excuse? Go get it now!

Three cheers for Nivea!!

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Rosehip Oil; My new Skin Hero

10 Nov

It’s not every day that you find a great love. It was a quiet Tuesday evening when I stumbled across mine in my local health shop. Our eyes crossed over the shelving and I knew at that instant that it was to be mine. They say love don’t cost a thing… well mine cost me just under 20 euro! Ladies, let me introduce you to the future Mr. Sleepingbootay…. the one and only…Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil!

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The sciencey bit: By now you are probably asking yourself questions like: What is Rosehip Oil? Where has it been all my life? Why is it so darn good for my skin? Well let me explain, (with the help of a little Google-ing action I’ll admit) Rosehip seed oil is a pressed seed oil extracted from from the seeds of a wild rose bush.Basically, it’s a facial oil with 1 ingredient and a multitude of benefits. It is 100% natural so that means no pesky nasties on yo’ face! What it does contain though is a minimum 80% essential fatty acid (omega 3 and 6) and fatty acid (omega 9) content. Which is basically heaven for your skin. It has been used for generations as a remedy  by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans all because of its’ healing properties.

Claims to:

Improve the appearance of:

  • scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks

Improves:

  • Skin texture
  • Skin’s moisture
  • Skin’s tone

Results:

After just only 1 week of using this wonder oil, I saw a very noticeable difference in my skin tone and I was delighted to see that some pretty nasty scarring I had from previous blemishes were starting to fade out. It has also been incredible for calming my ever annoying redness and on top of all of that it has made my skin super smooth and soft. Is there nothing this bad boy can’t do?!Triology Rosehip Oil has changed my skin life forever!

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Application:

The packaging first of all is great, I love that it comes with a pipette which makes it easy to control how much you use and stops wastage. I use this every night after I have cleansed and toned my face. I apply a few droplets to my palm and I rub it in evenly throughout my face. I then follow with my usual moisturiser. I tend to only really use the Rosehip Oil at night-time as I feel it is too heavy for under make-up. It needs the night to really soak into your skin.

Where can I buy it?:

I bought mine in my local health store but due to its rising popularity its pretty much very easy to find these days!  Places like Holland & Barrett, organic food shops, most pharmacies, online beauty websites, Ebay, Amazon, Boots, Department stores etc.

Trilogy’s website: http://www.trilogyproducts.com/products/range/rosehip-oil?gclid=CIPb5Jms2roCFfMctAodJF0AVw

Downside: 

The only downside to this is that there’s not enough of it to cover my entire body with it!…Trilogy…get on that!! ;)

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……and we lived happily ever after! :)

Have any skin products changed your life or left you feeling head over heels in love? Let me know!

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I’m going bananas for Burts Bees’ Banana Hand Cream!!!

16 Aug

Most people celebrate the arrival of a new baby, the purchase of a new house or the addition of a new family pet…last week I celebrated the arrival of a new hand cream. The “Burts Bees” Banana hand cream to be precise. This has fastly become my favourite hand cream.. passing out even my good ol’ trusty Soap & Glory “Hand Food”!! (which is a HUGE deal)

Burts Bees Beeswax & Banana Hand cream

What makes it so amazing you may ask??… well….

For one, this hand cream smells identical to those yummy foam banana sweets I use to eat as a child (and maybe still now..shhh) and if you weren’t a fan of those then perhaps this is not the hand cream for you as the scent is quite strong and it tends to linger! (which personally I love)

Gosh, I adore these..anybody else remember them??

The formula itself is very rich. It’s quite thick in consistency so I tend to use it at night and sometimes pop on a pair of cotton gloves for a really deep treatment.  It leaves your hands feeling very moisturised but not greasy which is a huge bonus because nobody enjoys having slippery hands for a zillion hours! Like all “Burt’s Bees” products it contains plenty of natural ingredients which do good for your skin. This hand cream in particular contains Aloe Vera and sweet almond oil which moisturises, soothes and protects your hands. The added beeswax seals in moisture while the banana extracts feed and nourish your skin. Application wise… its pretty much the same as any other hand cream however the packaging does suggest that you apply it to slightly damp hands as it tends to soak in quicker this way…just something to try out!

Burts Bees Beeswax & Banana hand cream swatch

While the packaging is deliciously retro and completely up my alley, it’s perhaps not the most practical!  It comes in quite a chunky glass jar.. which is just begging to be smashed in my handbag! (eeek) This is definitely a hand cream to show off on your dressing table or bedside locker… a stay at home hand cream if you will!

Burts Bees Beeswax & Banana hand cream: Retro-esque packaging <3

Overall this hand cream is a complete winner in my eyes. It’s such a luxurious feeling product and I am completely in love with the scent… It’s reminded me that I need more banana scented things in my life ha!

If you are interested in purchasing this heavenly hand cream for yourself or perhaps as a lovely gift for somebody then here are some links where you can find it:

Hope y’all enjoyed this post! Let me know if you’ve tried any Burts Bees products and if so, what are your favourites?

Thanks for reading guys, Bye Kx:)

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