Friday, 16 October 2015

Sukin super greens

Hands up who loves Sukin? I certainly do. Not only are their products organic, they're also priced very well. So when their new super greens range came out, I was pretty keen to try out some of their new products.

Facial Recovery Serum
Detoxifying Clay Masque
Detoxifying Facial Scrub

If you know me in real life, you'll know that I'm always eating kale in my lunch but I don't actually enjoy it that much. Its good for you, so many nutrients etc...I try and be good to my body, even if I don't like what I'm eating all the time!

So if you're anything like me, this is a perfect compromise. It incorporates the essential nutrients from ingredients such as kale, chlorella, jojoba, spirulina and rose hip (just to name a few) in a way that works really well (and means I don't have to eat kale). 

The first one of these I purchased was the scrub. It is fairly creamy and has a few beads in it, certainly not as abrasive as some of the harsher scrubs out there (St Ives, I'm looking at you) but still works a treat. It smells great too, like pineapples! I use this twice a week.

The serum was next, after I read rave reviews about it. It comes in a pump and I use about 1-2 pumps for my face. It's very liquid-y and light weight, with a refreshing scent. It absorbs super quickly, in fact, by the time I've moved on to the other side of my face, its already absorbed. This is perfect as I am usually too lazy to wait much longer before moving onto the rest of my routine.

And last of all was the masque. I am a big fan of the other Sukin clay masque so I had to try this. It's a very smooth clay and works just as well as the other masque. And it smells lovely too. 

So far, I think this range is excellent for the wannabe greenie who wants to benefit from superfoods in a way that is more pleasant than consuming them! Have you tried this range? Let me know your thoughts!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Veet hair removal review

Today I'm reviewing some Veet products, just in time for summer. I'm the kind of person who uses a variety of hair removal products including razors, an epilator and depilatory creams. So when I was offered to trial some hair removal creams, I couldn't say no!

Veet Spray On Hair Removal Cream for Sensitive Skin
Veet Hair Removal Cream with Grape Seed Oil

So my first memory about depilatory creams is from my early teen years - I remember that they smelt really bad, stung a little and didn't really work all that well. Luckily times have changed! 

First I'll discuss the spray on...I really like the idea, it makes it much quicker to apply the cream and means you don't have to worry about spreading it evenly too much. Sadly, I find that it is difficult to use because the spray top requires a lot of pressure to dispense the cream! However in saying that, it does work really well. It only took 5 minutes to remove finer hairs (on my knees, where I don't like to shave) and I used the pictured spatula (which came with both products) to scrape it away. It makes cleaning a whole lot easier!

As for the cream in the tube, I definitely preferred this one. Easy squeezy and it actually smells nice too. It is a lightweight cream that spreads easily. And did I mention it doesn't stink? Again it only took about 5 minutes to remove hairs.

The end result, after washing the area - soft, hair free skin. No redness or irritation! Excellent!

So a few tips regarding these products - 5-10 mins is all you need; 10 minutes to coarser hair but don't leave it any longer as it may cause irritation. As always, good to do a patch test first (I never do but you should!). 

Have you tried these products? What were your thoughts? x

*products were provided for consideration and have been reviewed in accordance with my disclosure policy

Thursday, 8 October 2015

FOTD: A spring wedding

Spring is here, and we all know what that seasons! I had the pleasure of attending of attending a wedding for my two friends from high school. It feels like only yesterday we were in year 7 talking about how gross boys were. How times change!

Anyway, here is what went on my face...I kept it pretty simple because it was a fairly casual wedding.

Stila 'In the Light' palette
Mary Lou Manizer
MAC 'Girl About Town'
Sleek 'Pomegranate' blush
Face of Australia liquid liner

I also wore a pair of Manicare glam lashes - super comfortable, easy to reply and they were the perfect style for a wedding without being too OTT!

Thanks for reading. Until next time xx

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