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A Facetheory Review

in , , , , by Kirsty Milward, 7.10.23
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I’ve recently been trying out some more skincare products from Facetheory and I thought it was time to share my thoughts on the three products I’ve been using. If you haven’t heard of Facetheory before then you should definitely check them out. They are a UK-based vegan and cruelty-free brand that sells skincare, body care and makeup and they’re all about making simple but effective beauty products that don’t cost an arm and a leg. They‘re also free of parabens, silicones, PEGs, SLS, SLES, and mineral oils. I have reviewed other products from them before which you can check out here
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Dermalogica have recently added a new product to its much-loved Clear Start range. They have added a Clarifying Body Spray RRP £25* which is described as a breakout-fighting body spray that acts fast and is ideal to use on those hard-to-reach areas as the spray can be used at all different angles, including upside down. Sounds pretty great, right? Here are my thoughts… 

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It’s no secret on my blog that Dermalogica are one of my favourite skincare brands. I’ve reviewed their latest products and featured their products in favourites and skincare round-ups loads of times over the years which you can take a look at here. They recently launched a product called Daily Milkfoliant* which is basically the sister product to one of Dermalogica’s best sellers, Daily Microfoliant which has been a must-have in my skincare lineup for a couple of years now. Their new Daily Milkfoliant is a calming milk-based oat powder exfoliant that you guessed it, can be used daily if you want to. I’ve been trying it out for a little while now and wanted to share my thoughts on whether I would recommend it or not. 

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In today's post, I'm talking about the latest release from Dermalogica which is their Hydro Masque Exfoliant* which they describe as a 5-minute masque which smoothes and renews for luminous, healthy-looking skin. It's definitely aimed at more dry/dehydrated and sensitive skin types and although my skin is oily, I was definitely intrigued to give it a try, especially with it now being autumn which is when my skin can become a little dry in certain areas.

FlashFoliant Review
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Dermalogica recently released an exciting new product for dull, spot-prone skin. The ClearStart FlashFoliant Clearing Brightening Foam RRP £19* is a leave-on, foaming chemical exfoliant which helps to clear and prevent breakouts whilst brightening your skin and they kindly sent me over the new product in a super cute Skinfluencer PR parcel along with some other ClearStart products to add to my skincare stash. I'm a big fan of chemical exfoliators and I'm not going to lie, I own way too many for my one face but I do like to switch them up quite often as I feel like my skin doesn't like it when I just stick to the one exfoliator, it's almost as if my skin is like okay, I'm bored now. Let's move onto something else and come back to this another time. Anyone else's skin do the same or is mine just super annoying?
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 I know Glossier has been in the UK for a while now but I haven't done a stand-alone blog post about them for a long time and I thought I'd do an updated post and talk about what products I'd recommend buying from Glossier if you're only just getting around to trying them now as well as a few products that I found quite disappointing. 

The first product I've got to talk about is the Milky Jelly Cleanser which is my go-to cleanser no matter what my skin is doing. It's a cleanser that just leaves your skin feeling nicely cleansed but doesn't leave it feeling like it's been stripped of any good oils etc. It's not the best at removing makeup alone though. I tend to go in with my It Cosmetics Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm* first to get the majority of my makeup off and then go in with MJC afterwards. 

Another product from the skincare range that I love and can see a difference after using is the Bubblewrap Eye and Lip Plumping Cream which is definitely one of my favourite eye creams. I don't use it on my lips as it just feels a bit odd and almost drying for some reason (I think it's just me though). However, it works so well at lifting and refreshing the under-eye area and if you suffer with dark circles under the eyes like myself then it really does help to diminish it.

Glossier's You EDP is hands down my all-time favourite perfume and I'm yet to come across anything that smells remotely similar. They say it's a "personal fragrance" so it smells different to everyone. It contains base notes of musk, ambrette and ambrox that transform and smell different on everyone because it adapts to your skin chemistry and it has top notes of earthy green iris and spicy but fresh pink pepper. I've been using it for around 18 months and I'm still addicted to the scent! If you're in the market for a new perfume then I'd highly recommend adding the You EDP sample to your next order to see if you like it.

The Lash Slick Mascara is a nice lengthening mascara which is great to wear when you're having more of a natural or minimal makeup kind of day. It doesn't clump up on your lashes and it doesn't flake off throughout the day either. I also find the brush is handy to use if you're struggling with a clumpy mascara as helps to separate the lashes really well.

The Cloud Paint gel-cream blushers are what made me place my first ever Glossier order because I just loved the unique paint tube lookalike packaging and I'm still repurchasing years later. I currently have the shades Dusk and Puff as I feel like they're the shades that work best with my complexion and they're just so easy to use. When the product first comes out of the tube, it does look a bit scary as it looks like it's going to be super pigmented but it does sheer out easily upon application.

For many years Benefit's Gimme Brow was my go-to brow product but as soon as I used Boy Brow for the first time, it knocked Gimme Brow off the top spot. It's such a weird formula as it's kind of a creamy but waxy pomade but it works so well at fluffing up your brows and setting them in place. 

 If you prefer a highlighter that gives you more of a sheen or natural glow then I'm pretty sure you'd like Glossier's highlighters. I have Haloscope in the shade Quartz and Niteshine in the shade Pale Pearl from the Glossier Play range. Haloscope gives more of a sheen and Niteshine gives more of a natural glow. I also find applying them to your fingers and then tapping them onto your cheeks works better than applying them directly to your face, especially with Haloscope as it sometimes moves your base but they are definitely my most used highlighters and I love the look they give.

The Stretch Concealer is a great concealer for those minimal, natural makeup kind of days. I tend to wear it with my Bare Minerals Tinted Gel Cream* when I need a little more coverage under my eyes or to cover up any pesky spots. There's also a pretty good amount of shades to choose from and it just provides some extra coverage in a hydrating, glowy way.

And now onto the products that disappointed me...

I was so excited when Zit Stick came to the UK and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Unfortunately, I've used Zit Stick on two separate occasions and both times I've ended up getting really painful under the skin spots in the areas I've used it, which I'm sure isn't a coincidence? I think I'm going to try it one more time soon and if it happens again then it's going in the bin.

Solution sounded right up my street when it was released as it contains AHA, BHA and PHA and they claim it can transform the look of skin in four weeks. But unfortunately, it actually made my skin worse and I broke out like crazy. I tried to stick it out for a couple of weeks as I thought maybe my skin was going through "purging" but it was getting worse after each application. It also made my skin feel as though it was burning/tingling almost every time I applied it too, which definitely made me think I was having some sort of reaction. It does have quite mixed reviews so it may work for you and it may not. But I personally wouldn't try it again.

So there's my little Glossier round-up. I have tried more products from them but I didn't want to make the blog post even longer. Also a lot of the other products that I could've featured kind of fall into the "they're just okay" kind of bracket. 

If you do decide to place a Glossier order after reading this post then don't forget to use my promo link to get 10% off and free delivery! If you've already used a promo link before then you can use a different email to get the offer again.

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wax melts
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 I was first introduced to Sassy Shop Wax towards the end of last year when I was doing my Christmas gift guides. They kindly sent over a variety of their wax melts for me to try out and also feature in one of the gift guides and I've been a fan ever since! So working with them again and getting to try out more of their wax melts scents is exciting. I decided this time to try out some scents that sound like they were made to be kind of "dupes" of other well-known scents.

First up is Rhubie Rose* which is described as a crisp mouthwatering rhubarb fragrance with elderflower, tea rose and pineapple and base notes of musk, velvety woods and dry fruits. I think this is supposed to be a dupe or similar to the Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose range but I'm not 100% sure. I haven't tried that range is particular but I am a big fan of Molton Brown and I tend to buy their products as a treat because they are on the pricier side.  The Rhubie Rose scent is really nice, quite strong but not overpowering and you can smell it in all of the rooms upstairs when I have my wax melt burner on in my bedroom. It also smells really similar to the Method Wild Rhubarb scent so if you like that then you'll definitely like this!

wax melt review

Next is Snow Pixie* which is described as a vibrant sweet fruity accord with notes of bubblegum, banana, pear drops, musk and vanilla with sweet candyfloss. I just knew before I even got the parcel that it was supposed to be a dupe to Lush's much loved Snow Fairy and it literally smells exactly the same to me. I'm obsessed!

Pink Peony & Blush Suede* is described as a luxurious fragrance with flirtatious top notes of juicy red apple, floral notes of peony blossom, jasmine, gillyflower and rose with soft blush suede. I'm guessing that Pink Peony & Blush Suede is supposed to be a dupe of the famous Jo Malone scent which I've not tried myself because your girl has got bills to pay lol but I have tried quite a few different dupes of the Jo Malone range and I can say that Sassy Shop Wax's Pink Peony & Blush Suede smells extremely similar. I can see myself using this scent a lot in the springtime. I love anything peony scented so I kind of already knew I'd like this scent.

Lastly is the Rose Jam* wax melt bar which is described as a soft floral blend of rose petals with a touch of vanilla. I just had to try this one out as Lush's Rose Jam scent is up there in my top three favourite scents of all time. It's got a really captivating rose scent with a touch of vanilla as described and I really like it. I think it's my favourite out of the four I've tried! 

Another thing I like about their wax melts is that they look pretty both in the packaging and in the wax melt burner (especially if you have a white wax melt burner!). They also try their best to use biodegradable glitter wherever they can too.

If you're interested in trying out any of the above then you can pick them up over on Sassy Shop Wax for just £2.75.

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I have already talked about SENSSE on my blog already - I reviewed the SENSSEGo! Mini Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush* which you can read here (there's a cheeky giveaway too!). I also was very kindly sent the SENSSE Hot and Cool Ultrasonic Facial Bar* to try out and review too. I'm really getting into using more skincare devices this year and trying to figure out what works best for my skin.

So what can you use the SENSSE Ultrasonic Facial Bar for?
  • Energise and brighten skin - help to brighten your skin and give you a refresh and radiant glow
  • Soften and relax facial muscles - in hot mode to increase blood circulation, relax facial muscles, smooth wrinkles and also activate cell regrowth
  • Reduce redness and swelling  - relieve skin fatigue and help reduce redness and puffiness to help make your skin look lovely and glowy
  • Increase moisture absorption - Use the ultrasonic vibrations to help absorption of moisturiser whilst the cool mode closes pores and locks in your skin care product 
The device heats up to a comfortable 42°C in hot mode and a refreshing 6°C in cool mode. I really like the added rose gold to both the device and the USB charger, it just makes it look so much more luxurious, pretty and gift worthy. The device clearly beeps when you change each setting which is a great added touch.

I've used the device for a few weeks and I really like it. It feels like my skin is having a good pamper whilst it's only taking up 5 minutes of the day. I tend to use it with my current favourite moisturiser which is The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream, I apply the moisturiser to my face and massage it in on the hot mode, I then switch it to vibrate to help my skin absorb the moisturiser and then to cool mode to lock in the product. I definitely feel like my skin is benefiting from using this as it feels a lot more smoother and also is looking more brighter too. 

I also like using the cool mode around my eyes when I haven't slept well to take down some puffiness and it really works well for that and also just using the cool setting to refresh my skin, if I'm really warm, even though right now whilst I'm writing this, it's August and the weather looks like a bleak, gloomy Winter's day. I can also see the device helping for when a headache springs on from nowhere.

Whilst I don't think this is an essential beauty device and that you need it in your life ASAP, I do really like it and I can see and feel some difference after I've used it. I think it would make a great gift for someone who likes skincare and likes to have a pamper. It's RRP is £100 but right now it's available for £59.99 on amazon here.

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I was contacted by Crownbrush a few weeks ago and was asked if I had ever tried anything from the brand (which I hadn't) and if I would like to try out some products and review them on my blog. Of course I said yes! I was even asked what products I would be interested to review, which was very nice too. 

A few days later, I got an email telling me my Crownbrush parcel was going to be arriving and I was basically like a kid at Christmas. I love testing out products from a brand I've never tried before and swatching everything as soon as they arrive, it's just the beauty blogger in me (lol).

Because I was told to email the products I would be most interested in reviewing, I didn't know which of the products to expect. I was definitely not expecting to receive so many. I was very kindly sent two lovely, professional looking brushes, an gorgeous Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette with a similar layout to the Morphe palettes and a pretty dusty rose lip stain. 

The brushes I received are the C522 Pro Highlight Contour Brush (RRP £11.99) and the SS035 Medium Face Contour Brush (£9.59). They have both been working so well for me, I've been using the C522 angled brush for my contour/bronzer and it's definitely made applying contour so much easier, as you've probably noticed I do have a round face (basically like a moon lol) so I do find it quite hard to figure out where I should be applying my contour because of the lack of bone definition, thanks to my hamster-like cheeks. I've been testing out the SS035 Brush for both Contour and also applying foundation and it works great for both, it's great at stippling foundation so that it meshes to the skin, rather than looking like it's just sitting on top of it. I've also applied highlighter a few times with the SS035 Brush too and again, I've had no problems with it, so it a great multi-tasking kind of brush.

The Pro Lip Stain (RRP £9.99) I received is in the shade "Dusty Rose" and it's gorgeous, it's one of those colours you can get away with wearing all year round. It's exactly as the shade describes - a dusty rose pink/red and it's one of my current go-to lip colours right now, I can't get enough of it. It stays on so well, it literally does not budge (apart from oily foods/hot drinks obviously) and doesn't feel too drying on my lips which is always a good thing! especially if you're obsessed with liquid lipsticks like me.

Lastly, I received the gorgeous 35 Colour Rose Gold Eye Shadow Palette (RRP £22.99) and it's almost too pretty to use, almost. Of course as soon as I opened the palette I just had to swatch most of the shades because it's basically the perfect palette for me. It's made up of both matte and shimmer shades and as you can see by the swatches above, they eye shadows are very highly pigmented. I do think the shimmers are slightly more pigmented than the mattes but I find that a lot in most palettes if I'm being honest. Either way, it's a gorgeous palette, perfect if you like your warm browns, golds, pinks and there's even a few shades you can get away with wearing as a highlighter too, bonus! There's shades for more natural days or if you're going all out and getting your glam on. I think the shades would compliment all skin colours and even eye colours and I love it. 

Overall, I've really happy with the quality of the products I was sent, the longevity of both the lip stain and the eye shadows from the palette is amazing and the brushes are like magic and seem to be working really well for me and I can finally contour with a little more confidence.

Have you ever tried any products from Crownbrush, if so what did you think?

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Essence Festival Fun Range

in , , , , by Kirsty Milward, 14.7.17

I was kindly sent some of the "Festival Fun" range from Essence a few weeks ago. As you may know by know if you've been reading my blog for the past couple of months, I love everything about the brand Essence - They're affordable, easy to pick up either in your local Wilko or online and everything is also cruelty-free! Here's what I thought about the products I was sent from the "Festival Fun" range and also what I thought about some other bits I've been sent too.

Festival Fun Range* - 

Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss - Behind The Scenes - £2
As I've said before on my blog, I'm not a huge lip gloss fan, I'm more into my liquid lipsticks. But this lipgloss is really nice, easy to apply and also smells lovely! It also isn't sticky, like most lip glosses are. I think a clear lipgloss is great to have in your makeup collection, just in case you ever feel like making one of your liquid lipsticks look more glossy, for £2 it's a steal.

Out Of Space Stories Nail Polish - Outta Space Is The Place - £2
I already own one of the Out Of Space Stories Nail Polishes and it's gorgeous, so I was really happy to find another one in the PR package (they go out of stock so quickly in my local Wilko!). I received the shade Outta Space Is The Place and it's so pretty, it's a kind of pink, holographic colour. I do find you need 2-3 coats to get a good coverage but it's totally worth it because it's stunning, I've even had some compliments whilst wearing it.

Stand Out 3D Touch Manicure Stickers - £1.30
I haven't properly tried these out yet, I've only used two of them but there are lots of different ones to use and are really cute and just add a little something different to your nails without having to go the nail salon. 

Cut Out Manicure Stencils £1
These are so easy to use, I thought they would be quite fiddly but they're not. Really like these and they are so cheap, great if you've not got a steady hand (like me!) when trying to do nail art.

I Love Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara - £2.80
I'll admit, I was pretty sure I wouldn't get on with this mascara as I did pick up the original I Love Extreme Volume Mascara (pink packaging) after reading so many great reviews and unfortunately for me, it doesn't really do much for my lashes. It's okay for a natural look but that's about it. BUT... this one has definitely surprised me and to be honest, it's probably my second favourite mascara right now (Maybelline Lash Sensational has been my ultimate fave for ages). The brush for this waterproof mascara is different to the original I Love Extreme Volume mascara and I think that's why I get on with it so well, it definitely volumises my lashes and I've found that they stay curly for longer too. Really recommend trying this if you're in the market for a new, affordable mascara!

Kajal Pencil Eyeliner - £1
I tend to stick to more blacks, greys and browns for eyeliner but this colour is really pretty, great for a party/festival or if you just fancy a pop of colour for a change. The staying power of this kajal pencil is good for the price too.

The Gel Nail Polish - Coral Me Crazy & Party Princess £1.60 
I already own a few of the gel nail polishes from Essence so I already knew I would get along with these shades too. The shade Coral Me Crazy is an eye-catching and vibrant colour - perfect for a festival or party! and Party Princess looks lovely over the top of the Coral Me Crazy, because who doesn't love some glitter? I love how easy these gel polishes are to apply and how fast they dry. After using my Collection top coat, I can easily get away with wearing the gel nail polish from 5-7 days with maybe the odd touch up here and there.

Prismatic Rainbow Glow Highlighter - Be a Unicorn - £3.50
First of all, how pretty is this highlighter?! It's almost too pretty to use! But let's face it, how could I resist not swatching it or wearing it before taking the photos for this post (I'm so weak). For a festival look you could definitely wear the colours separately but I've been using all of colours together - I tend to just swish around my brush through all of the colours and kind of stipple it onto my cheeks with a flat top brush (for some reason, I'm loving flat top brushes right now?). It looks gorgeous. It gives off a kind of a silvery glow with a hint of glitter, it's nothing over the top but it's definitely a highlighter you can build up to a blinding glow with a few layers. 

I was also sent a few more things to add to my Essence collection before I received the Festival Fun package which was really nice, so I thought I'd add them on to this post! 

I received two lovely brushes which look kind of similar to Spectrum Brushes but you can pick both of these up and still have some change from a £5 note. The Eyeshadow Brush is £1.30 and the Powder Brush is £3, bargain! I do love my Spectrum Brushes I'm not going to lie, but if you have a brush addiction like me (lol) then you'll know that their brushes can take quite a hit on your bank account if you buy a few at the same time. So it's fab to find some as equally, eye-catching brushes which are great quality and do just as good a job. Expect to see these in more blog photos but you've got to admit, they are very cute and photo worthy.

I also received a few more pretty gel nail polishes. I received the shades - Perfect Match and also Love Me Like You Do and they are definitely my kind of colours and I'm been wearing them a lot lately. 

Overall I've loved trying out all of these fab products I've been sent. Essence are definitely one of my current favourite brands.

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog post! 
Which products do you like the look of the most?

You can read my other Essence reviews or blog posts featuring Essence products here.
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COR Silver Soap Review

in , , , , by Kirsty Milward, 14.6.17

So I was really excited when I found out I had the chance to review the COR Silver Soap which claims to be "The Washing Revolution" and "The one that changes everything". As you will know by now if you've been reading my blog for a while that I do have quite problematic skin, It's either full on oily or combination of oily/dry. So I do get frequent breakouts, I'm not taking medication to help it because of various different reasons depending on the actual prescription/medication. I just try out A LOT of different lotions and potions to try and calm my breakouts down and obviously try to drink a lot of water too, as I find that makes a huge difference in itself. I have stumbled across some products as of lately which have helped my skin and calmed it down a little but I'm still getting breakouts but just not as often.

"Harnessing the antibacterial power of Silver, Cor’s Silver Soap is your first step towards healthy, more radiant skin. Packed with skin conditioning ingredients, Silica paves the way for Nano-Silver to do its thing; blocking bacteria’s ability to transfer oxygen and thus curbing its multiplication. Recommended for cleansing broken or delicate skin without running the risk of infection, Cor’s Silver Soap also dissolves make-up and impurities whilst battling blemish-causing bacteria. The result is a spotlessly clean complexion that’s hydrated, protected and nourished." - Taken from Cult Beauty.

So onto the COR Silver Soap*, I received the 10g bar which is priced at £15 on the Cult Beauty website here. First of all, It arrives in nice, sleek looking packaging. Great for travelling too and you also receive a little instruction guide inside the package (which I forgot to take a photo of, well done Kirsty!). It smells really lovely and fresh and lathers up so quickly. Literally, within about 10 seconds you've got more than enough product to use to wash your face. 

I tend to pop this on my face like any other soap and leave on whilst I brush my teeth. As soon as I remove it I can see a difference and my skin looks more glowy (in a good way) and my complexion just looks less patchy and more balanced out. I literally saw a difference after the first time I used this soap, I applied it before going to bed and I woke up and the majority of my spots had either almost gone completely or were a lot smaller, so I was very impressed. I've been using this soap for almost a week now and I've seen a huge difference. Even my mum has said my skin is looking clearer. There is a kind of con which is I've noticed I have been getting a few dry patches on my skin - on my chin slightly and also below my eyebrows which is somewhere where I never get dry skin. But I am persevering and seeing if it goes away soon, but in all honesty, I think I'd rather have slightly dry skin than a breakout.

Onto the price - I'm not going to lie, this soap is expensive at the starting price of £15 for a 10g bar of soap and the 30g priced at £39 and the full 120g at £115. But personally, because of my problematic skin, I am always spending money on new and upcoming products which claim to clear up spots in 24 hrs and so on and the majority of the time they don't work or just break me out more. So realistically for me, this soap is worth the money because it does work for me and because this soap contains Nano-Silver it means it won't start growing bacteria and go all gross like other facial soaps. It's definitely a product which I probably won't be without now because it's been a total game changer for me and my skin. My skin isn't perfectly clear but it's a lot better than it normally is. It's literally like witchcraft or something. I just hope the dry patches go away soon and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it works when my hormonal spots come along.

I will probably continue to use the Tea Tree products I have from The Body Shop which have helped improve my skin and then use this soap 2-3 times a week to clear up my complexion further and then when I do buy the 30g soap it will last a little longer than the estimated 3 months. Overall I highly recommend giving this a try because it could save you a lot of money in the long run, if you're like me and spend a lot of money on skin care products for problem skin. 

Have you tried COR Silver Soap? If so, what did you think? 

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Amaki Skincare is a family owned business who produce and sell all natural and pure products. Their products are suitable for all skin types and all of their ingredients are sourced in America.

I'm not usually a huge fan of oil products, just because I do have oily skin so I tend to stay clear because obviously oil and oil don't mix well. But this Jasmine & Rose Nourishing Oil by Amaki* is able to be used on all of your body. I've been using it mainly to moisturise and also to get my hair to look more shiny and healthier and spoiler alert, it's great!

So, first of all, I'm going to talk about the packaging. I love the packaging, it's minimalistic but very pretty and would be perfect as a gift. It has some rosebuds inside making the bottle look very nice and photo worthy. The product itself smells very earthy and very natural, I did think it would smell more floral than earthy but either way, I do like the scent. The bottle is glass and it also is accompanied by a pipette for easy use and application. The oil feels very luxurious is a complete treat to the skin. It basically makes you feel like you're at a spa in the comfort of your own home. 

The Ingredients - 
Argan Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Rosehip Oil. With an added blend of essential oils: Jasmine, Bergamot and Geranium. 

I'll admit I haven't used this on my face (yet) just because my skin has been a lot clearer lately thanks to some other products I've been using which I will talk about in another blog post soon and I don't want to potentially make my skin breakout, if that makes sense. But I have been using it as a moisturiser, especially on my arms and legs and it's also great for clearing up skin problems. I do have Keratosis Pilaris at the top of my arms a little where my arms look and feel a little bumpy and blotchy and it has definitely reduced since using this. It's also not sticky or greasy at all and it gives you skin a healthy glow. I've also been using it in my hair - on the mid-length and ends just to give it a little bit of moisture and shine and it's been looking much better too. 

Considering I've been using this a lot since receiving it, you can barely tell looking at the bottle. The bottle still looks almost full which is great and I can tell it's going to last a while. Overall I do really love the product, I'm looking forward to seeing and trying out more Amaki Skincare products when they fully come to the UK. You can pick up this and also the Japanese Tsubaki Anti-Ageing Face Oil on Amazon now. The Jasmine & Rose Nourishing Oil is £33.41 here.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post about this fab new brand. 
What are your favourite skincare products right now?

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I'm a huge stationery fan! I literally have a drawer full of notebooks, washi tapes, to do lists, sticky notes and more. I also know that some people will either think that's really sad or amazing (if you're like me and a sucker for cute stationery). So as you may have guessed when I found out I was going to be sent a #PaperHaul stationery box* to review on my blog I couldn't wait for it to arrive.

Crafty Creatives sell the #PaperHaul box (as well as the Crafty Creatives monthly box and the #BeadHaul subscription box too). Here is what I got in my #PaperHaul box and what I thought of everything too. Let's face it, you already know I'm going to love it. There's also a 25% code waiting to be used by all you stationery lovers too, which I will pop at the end of the post.

First of all, the "box" isn't really a box, it's more of a large letter size that will fit easily through your letterbox. This months "box" has so many cute things inside, from Postcards with quotes, A notebook, a large card and also some cute mini lemon-patterned cards too. I love how bright and eye-catching all of the stationery pieces are. 
"When Life Gives You Lemons... Make Lemonade"

The adorable lemon printed notebook reading "When life gives you lemons..." is a great handy sized notebook, which will easily fit inside my bag with no trouble at all. The inside of the notebook cover has the lemons printed on the inside too but in a green colour and also reads "Make Lemonade" to finish off the cute quote. I definitely will be using this and it with without a doubt be as blog prop too.

When Everyone Else Is Being A Lemon, Be A Lime."
There's also a large card which is a pretty pink coloured and again, has lemons all over. The card reads "When everyone else is being a lemon, be a lime" which I love. It's one of those quotes which just makes you smile. You could either use this as a card or even as a print to pop in a photo frame, which I may do just because I love the quote so much.

I also loved these cute little postcards, 2 have them have quotes reading "I just wanted to say..." and "Be happy" and the other one has the same print as the large card minus the quote. Again I like them all, they are very eye-catching and unique. You could use these for their main purpose as a postcard or you could use them as a blog prop, a print in a photo frame and I think they'd look adorable on one of those metal memo boards too.

Inside this months box, there was also some cute mini lemon printed cards in the colours purple, pink and green, they all come with envelopes and I think they would be great to use as a little "thank you" card or something along those lines. 

Overall I loved everything inside this months #PaperHaul box. I will definitely be using everything I received. The box is £10 per month + P&P (£2 UK postage) you would like a #PaperHaul box then you can get 25% OFF by using the code: 25OFF.

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