I was recently sent a gorgeous package from Garnier, now I’m a big fan of Garnier and have used it for years. They have recently re branded a little bit and have come out with lots of new products and packaging. I am a big fan of the pure active range but I was recently sent the skin active Honey flower range to try out. which Included the gel wash, cleanser, toner, and day cream.

This is more suited for dry skin but they literally have something for everyone whether your skin is dry, sensitive, combination and oily.

Rose water – for sensitive skin

Green tea leaves – for combination to oily skin

Honey flower for dry skin

Aloe extract – for normal to combination skin

I have been using the Garnier Micellar water for over a year now, I love this one which is the oil infused for dry skin and I also love the pure active one for combination to oily skin, as I can suffer with breakouts so I find this one is perfect. To be honest I feel like my skin is a mixture so I would probably say I’m more combination now rather than dry.

What I love about this range is that 96% of its ingredients are natural and free from parabens, silicone or synthetic colourants which makes you feel better when using this as you know its 100% good for you and your skin.

But back onto the actual products and a little bit about them and why I’ve been loving them, firstly they smell incredible, I love the floral scent. The cleanser and toner I’ve been using the most over the last few weeks. Honey is such a good ingredient for the skin, its calming, nourishing, and also comforts and repairs the skin leaving it feeling silky smooth.

what I love about the cleanser is that it’s a milk, so it feels really moistursing. It removes my makeup really well although I dont use it just to take off my makeup as I always like to use something else to make sure my makeup is completely off.

The toner makes my skin feel really fresh and clean, that’s the only way I can describe it. I feel like this whole range just makes my skin feel really moisturised and smooth. I’m definitely a big fan of this range.  I’m a big fan of Garnier skin care in general to be honest. I have been a big fan for many years and I still swear by the Garnier skin soothing 2 in 1 makeup remover that I have used since my teens. which by the way I hope they’re not discontinuing as I am struggling to find it at the moment. Another product I’m also loving are the skin active and moisture bomb sheet masks, I think they’re amazing for the price, you can’t beat a good sheet mask can you? it’s so relaxing.

Have you tried anything from this new Garnier range? let me know what you think and if you will be picking anything up.

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Dove have recently re formulated or lets say launched a new range that not only protects you and keeps you feeling and smelling fresh, it also cares for your under arms too. We care for our skin by using skin care with moisturisng benefits so why not care for our underarms?! I actually have really sensitive skin so sometimes I can get a shaving rash under my arms or they become quite dry, so I love the fact Dove deodorants now contain 1/4 moisturising cream. It leaves them feeling soft and smooth but also smelling fresh which is what we all want right?

I have always used dove deodorants, I just love the range they do and how they smell. so I’m a big fan of this new range. They have  8 different options available so depending on what you look for in a antiperspirant and what smells you like, I think you will find one you love in this range. My personal favourite is the go fresh grapefruit and lemongrass roll on and spray. It just smells so sweet and fresh and I love it, I love having a deodorant I can smell throughout the day when I’m moving and lifting my arms etc and with these Dove ones I feel like they really do last.

I like changing up my deodorant frequently between a roll on and a spray. And at the moment I’m loving the roll on. I am very impressed with these new antiperspirants, I just love how silky smooth and fresh it leaves my underarms.

I just want to leave this dove quote here as I think it explains everything you need to know perfectly and why I think Dove stand out from all the other brands when it comes to skin care.

“Because we know you want more from an antiperspirant deodorant than just protection, with Dove you get care, too. The perfect combination”

 

Like I said there is 8 different ones to choose from, including the original, pomegranate and lemon, cucumber and green tea, and invisible dry to name just a few as well as roll on,  sprays and compressed cans that are perfect to put in your bag for on the go and travel.

Available from most leading retailers including boots and superdrug.

Have you tried this new range? will you be picking up one to try? let me know below.

Thanks for reading xo

 

*post contains gifted samples* 

 

I have talked about these SO…? body mists before on my blog and how much I loved them, and how they remind me so much of my teen years ( you know when you used to get the body spray cans??) but I was recently sent a few new ones to try which I was excited about as I have been meaning to pick up the iced melon one for a while now, not only that I also got sent some of the SO..? dry shampoos to try, I can’t live without dry shampoo its definitely one of my must have essentials.

These have definitely made it into my summer Festival must haves, I mentioned before about how handy these are for travel and to put in your bag, I love taking them out with me and just having a spray throughout the day, I love to smell fresh and fruity!!  I am really sensitive with some perfumes, I’ve mentioned this before but luckily these dont give me a headache or anything and aren’t overpowering. Plus sometimes isn’t it just an effort to take a bottle of perfume out everywhere we go, and it also makes our handbags really heavy which I don’t want when I’m going out to a festival  or have a little weekend bag just say.

We all know we can dance and go a little crazy at festivals, there’s no harm in that but it’s also nice to take one of these and just have a spritz throughout the day to keep you smelling nice, and they wont weigh you down either because they’re so travel friendly, there is so many unique scents to choose from so I definitely think your find one you love.

My personal favourites are Iced melon, Pink grapefruit, floriental, and vanilla milkshake. I do love a fruity and floral smell. they’re so refreshing and I always get complements on them whenever I have one on.

 

These body mists are £3.99 and  are available from superdrug and boots

 

Another festival must have for me is dry shampoo!! I can’t live without it, I have really fine flat hair that gets greasy at the roots pretty quickly and my hair is bleached so I like to keep my hair refreshed between washes other wise if I wash it too much my colour gets a little brassy so that’s where my trusty dry shampoo comes in. what I love about these So…? ones is that you can get them in mini sizes which again are perfect for travel and on the go, when dancing and sweating it can make our hair greasey pretty quickly so these will definitely be coming in my festival survival kit!!

You can get a handy mini set of 4  from superdrug for only £2.49 here which is an absolute bargain and it contains so lovely (floral and flirty) so fabulous ( fruity and fresh) so glamorous ( sweet and sensual) and  va va volume ( xtra body) definitely recommend this set if you’re a dry shampoo lover as they smell amazing as well!

 

 Have you tried so…? and will you be picking any of these bits up for you festival survival kit??

Thanks for reading xo

 

*Post contains PR gifted samples*

 

skinny tan express mousse

 

When the sun decides to make an appearance I dont know about anyone else but I always reach for the bottle of fake tan, I just love being tanned and bronzed when the weather is nice, I always feel better and more confident with some colour to my skin as I’m naturally so pale.

I was recently sent a package from Skinny Tan which I’ve been dying to try now for some time, I feel like I have tried a lot of fake tan to know what I like and personally look for in a tan.

Skinny Tan have a big selection of products, but I was most excited to try out the new 1 Hour express tanning mousse, I dont have any that claim to be an express tan so I was looking forward to testing it out, I think express tan is perfect for nights out, or a last minute quick fix tan as most of the time you have to leave them on for 8 hours+ to get the desired colour and tan you want and let’s be honest sometimes us girls just dont have the time right?!

skinny tan

When I know I’m fake tanning I also make sure to prep my skin because doing this is essential for a good tan application, I exfoliate and moisturise days before to make sure my skin is prepped and not dry or has any old patchy tan remaining.

Application and my first impressions

  • The tan smells gorgeous Its a tropical coconut scent, it doesn’t have that normal horrible fake tan smell.
  • when first applied it has a typical guide colour , o you can see exactly where you’re applying it, which I love as it makes it so much easier to see what you’re doing.
  • I feel like it really soaks into the skin and doesn’t just lay on top
  • If you want a light to medium tan you can leave it on for 1-3 hours, I personally love a darker tan because I’m so pale so I left mine on over night.
  • It didn’t feel sticky or transfer which was good and I put my clothes on about 10/15 mins after applying.
  • I woke up to a lovely deep golden tan, once showered It looked really natural.
  • Tan lasted about 5 days before it started going  a little patchy.

 

skinny tan dual mitt

I also got sent the Dual Tanning mitt which is amazing by the way, and isn’t your standard fake tanning mit, it’s so soft and feels like a microfiber cloth it’s that soft, I love the fact the mitt didn’t soak up all the product like a regular mitt does. It applied the tan perfectly and gave such a smooth finish it looked really airbrushed, I’m definitely a big fan of this, and also whats even better is this is washable so you can use it over and over again which makes it more hygienic and cost effective.

skinny tan review

My final thoughts, I definitely like this tan, Its perfect for quick application and when your after a last minute tan! The colour is really natural and makes you look like you have a nice bronzed glow, not at all orange looking! yay for not looking tangoed!! And it lasted a good 5 days before I felt like I had to exfoliate and re apply, the only thing I will say is I didn’t feel like it was as dark as I was used to with other tan I’ve tried, and what my fellow blogger friends had told me about this particlar tan, considering I left it on overnight I was expecting it to be really dark the next day but I noticed a lot of it did wash off, but I will add I do have this problem a lot, I personally think its my skin, as I really struggle with keeping the colour. I feel like it doesn’t soak in properly or something, That is why I like buying extra dark tan so I stand a chance of actually being dark, But dont get me wrong although it wasnt as dark as I was expecting it was sill really nice and looked very natural.

I will definitely be picking up a few more bits from skinny tan to try.

Skinny tan is available from lots of online retailers including feel unique, look fantastic, skinnytanhg and also superdrug

You can Shop the products mentioned in this post  here

Have you tried the 1 hour express mousse or anything else from Skinny tan? whats your thoughts? let me know.

Thanks for reading xo

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It’s almost Friday!! And I don’t know about you but I could really do with a pamper evening, and to just relax, which is perfect timing for the Ideal world girls Night in Twitter live chat, where we will be talking all things beauty, and must have girly pamper night essentials.

The chat will be taking place on Ideal world Twitter at 7.30pm anyone can come join, I will be taking part and would love to see some of you take part as well but just  remember to use the #Idealgirlsnightin

When I think of pamper or girly night in I think of nails, manicure and pedicures, skin care, face masks, tan to name just a few.

Ideal world kindly sent me some goodies to get me all ready and in the mood for the girls night in event.

So here is a couple of things I will be using tomorrow night while I take part in the chat,  Ideal world actually stock these items to so if you want to grab them yourself they will be having a three hour event on Friday which starts at 8mp  they’re hosting it on their  tv shopping Chanel which can be found on sky 654, free view 22, virgin 747 or you can live stream at ideal world

 

Geltouch starter kit £34.99

I am so excited to try this Gel touch nail kit, I love doing my own nails and I’ve had gel kits in the past but with a lot of them it can work out quite expensive because you have to buy all the nail varnishes for that particular brand to use with the gel machine. But what I love about this is that you can use any nail varnish it doesn’t even have to be a gel it could be your favourite cheap nail varnish and you can use the Gel top coat that’s provided with this starter set to get salon quality nails. I love how gel nails last longer and look really shiny, so I will definitely be trying this out tomorrow night, keep an eye out on my instagram stories as I might show you the finished results.

Geltouch duo of nail varnish £17.99

So although I was saying you dont have to use an actual gel nail varnish for the gel touch lamp, you can buy these gel touch duos and use them along with the top coat, so if you’re really after that professional salon look and quality and prefer gel nails you will love these, they come in a selection of colours, but the ones I have are perfect bright summer shades, a lovely pink and red.

 

Linda Lusardi my miracle caviar and pearl eye serum £19.99

 

I love trying new skin care, and especially for a pamper night, face creams, serum and masks are definitely my essentials for a girls night in. This Linda Lusardi my miracle caviar and pearl eye serum sounds amazing, obviously I havent used it yet but I will tell you a bit more about it, its anti ageing, leaves skin looking and feeling more radiant, helps fight dark circles, soothes the eye area and makes it feel more silky smooth.

I have got a thing about eye treatments and mask etc lately, Im really in to looking after my under eyes while I still have the chance.

Liquilift slenderwrap

I have tried this slender wrap before when I got sent the ideal world bloggers beauty box, And it was pretty impressive, I feel like you have to be quite healthy and active to actually benefit from it though, don’t do what I did and use it and expect to be half a stone lighter the next day haha!! The way I feel about my body at the moment I need to be wrapped like a mummy in this stuff.  But I love the fact it improves the appearance of uneven fatty deposits, My boyfriend will kill me for this but when he saw me opening my goodies earlier he picked this up and said he was going to steal it from me and give it a go over night ha ha bless him, I will have to fight him for it I think!!

I got some other goodies in this package to that I can’t wait to try out and also eat, yep I have edible snacks too!! I have had a stressful week so I’m really looking forward to relaxing tomorrow and having some fun with my girls on twitter, I haven’t been in a twitter chat for a while and it’s just what I need, you can meet and get talking to lots of fab people and fellow bloggers in these chats it can be a right laugh so I hope to see some of you involved and come join in the fun.

Also do let me know what you love doing for a pamper and girls night in??

Thanks for reading xo

*post contains gifted items*