Sunday, 26 March 2017

Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Night Halo Sleep Mask

RRP: £19.99 for 60ml

--What does the promo say?--
"-Nourishing and Detoxing Overnight Mask
-Cleanses, hydrates and refreshes skin
-Glowingly beautiful finish 
Night-time treatment to nourish and detox your skin while you sleep like an Angel. The balm will absorb overnight to deeply hydrate and refresh your skin. Once you’ve woken up from your ‘beauty sleep’, cleanse your face with a konjac sponge or face cloth and admire your new glowing complexion! Suitable for all skin types."

The yellow box that the pot of balm comes in is refreshing, cheerful and unusual, and of course is entirely recyclable. It tells you everything you need to know, without spin or clutter. The black plastic pot is practical too in terms of both ergonomics and size.
Use on your face after cleansing, in place of your usual moisturiser. Let the excess sink in overnight, then cleanse in the morning as normal. Simples :)
The balm itself is a pale yellow, but leaves no visible residue on the face.
The fruits and flowers are the most prominent, particularly the orange and rose, without any particular scent being overpowering. It smells rich and natural; utterly divine. The high quality of the ingredients is evident.
Smooth, with only a slight graininess (which dissolves once blended onto the face), and not at all runny. It massages into the skin well and sinks in beautifully overnight.
--Effects on the skin--
Wonderfully moisturising, and furthermore, conducive to sleep: I used it and had one of the best nights' sleep I've had in ages. Crucial as we have to adjust our sleep patterns as of today due to the changing clocks!
You need so little at a time (a dollop the size of a 5p piece or so for your whole face) that one pot will last you ages.
--Value for money--
Beauty Kitchen's PR kindly sent mine for free, but thanks to the top-notch ingredients, clear effects and the fact that a little goes such a long way, I would gladly pay for mine. Bonne nuit!
perfect partners
Natural Cream Cleanser, £12.99
Intensive Daily Hand Treatment, £12.99
5 Minute Miracle Mask, £14.99
Intensive Eye and Deep Lines Serum, £14.99
Handbag Beauty Balm, £14.99
Aroma Facial Concentrate, £19.99
Facial Cleansing Balm, £19.99
Facial Moisture Cream, £19.99
Skin Care Starter Kit, £50 (saves you £31!)

Friday, 3 March 2017

Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks

RRP: £1.99
# of shades available: 6

--What does the promo say?--
"Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks are fine, soft powders that give a natural hint of colour to your cheeks."

As with other products in the range, the minimal daisy design is pretty and clearly gives the products a sense of brand identity. It also leaves space on the see-through lid for you to see the product clearly and always be aware of how much you have left.

Using a blusher brush, gently sweep over the cheeks (apples or cheekbones, depending on the kind of contouring you are looking for). Feel free to add an extra layer of face powder afterwards to give more of an impression of glowing from within!

I was sent the Dusky Pink for free by Natural Collection's PR, which worked well for my pale complexion. It's not too dark or bright, and - dare I say it - looks very natural once on.

--Texture and consistency--
Powdery, but not unmanageably so, and easy to blend.

Perhaps requires touching up a little during the day - but for £1.99, what do you expect?

--Value for money--
Gives a natural, attractive appearance at an affordable price. Would recommend.

perfect partners
Natural Collection Pressed Powder, £1.99
Natural Collection Shine-Away Foundation, £1.99
Natural Collection Cover-Up Cream, £1.99