Review – Thea Age Revival Uplifting Eye Care

I can’t tell you how exciting it is for me to discover new brands and what’s even better is when they are as promising as this one. Before I started to write about beauty I would pretty much buy products from a short list of about 5 or 6 brands. I bought what was right under my nose and what I could afford and I really didn’t know what amazing products are out there. I know that I’m only beginning to scratch the surface but little by little I find great brands and meet and engage with some lovely people who have great values and purpose. This brand, Thea, is one of my most recent discoveries. It was founded by Althea Tomlin in 2011. It’s inspired by the fusion of african and asian high performance natural skin care ingredients.

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Thea Age Revival Uplifting Eye Care is a gentle high performance uplifting and toning organic enriched antiaging eye cream.  It has an impressive list of natural ingredients that includes: organic aloe juice, hyaluronic acid, organic olive and jojoba oils, organic rooibos tea, organic lavender & pomegranate extract, evening primrose oil and organic blue algae.

For me eye creams are a big deal, at my age I need a lot of help with getting my eyes to look good. As a beauty blogger people take notice of what my skin looks like and the eyes are the focal point. I look for a product that lifts, tightens and smooth my eyelid so that when I apply foundation or eyeshadow it doesn’t settle in the fine lines and crepiness that are a fact of life for me. This eye cream from Thea ticks all those boxes for me. It’s rich and yet not greasy, it doesn’t make me have panda eyes by affecting my mascara and it doesn’t melt when I get warm (which I do often on the way to work on the tube). The most amazing part of it though that it has an almost instant lifting effect that I love!

 

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A 15ml pot costs £19.95 here and for me that’s good value. I’ve been using it day and night for over a week and I’ve hardly touched it. If I was to make any criticism of the brand (and believe me its a hard thing to do) it would be that the packaging isn’t as luxurious or professional looking as I would like. I know I’m fickle and that I can’t wear the pot. But I just love my packaging and how my products look on the shelf. Still, I’m planning on trying out more products from the brand and if they deliver like this Thea Age Revival Uplifting Eye Care  has then I’m pretty sure that I can get over how it looks on the outside.

Have you discovered any Thea products? I’d love to hear about them. Do leave me comments below.

Hazel

 

I received this product as a PR sample. The views are my own and I wasn’t paid to write this post.

 

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September 18, 2014 · 10:34 pm

Strand On Beauty’s top 5 beauty picks from the John Lewis autumn fashion magazine

John Lewis have released their fabulous Autumn Fashion magazine online! The magazine covers a fantastic variety of fashion and beauty items and I’ve been asked to pick my top 5!

Now John Lewis is a brand that I think of as being dependable and high quality and of course fair  – they always match prices so you get the best deal.  But to be honest I don’t usually think of them as inspiring but looking at their beauty feature is making me want to spend! Their take on the AW14 palette is a modern refresh of classic shades –  dusty blue eyeshadow, muted red lips, ballerina nails and gleaming skin.

So what about my top 5? In reverse order:

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NARS Duo Eyeshadow, South Pacific

This is a brand that is fast becoming one of my favourites. I”ve recently purchased the Sheer Glow foundation. This NARS duo eyeshadow  in South Pacific is definitely on my wish list. It costs £25.00 here.

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Lancome Grandiose Mascara in black. With my stubby straight lashes I’m always looking for a magic solution. This product promises “Fanned-out lashes, divine curves. Lancôme reinvents its mascara and unveils a new application technique that effortlessly creates perfectly open, full and even lashes.” It’s got rose cell extract too so I’m sold! It cosrs £24.50 here

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Buy Liz Earle Signature Lip Colour Online at johnlewis.com

There are a multitude of different shades of red lipstick and I think that there is the perfect shade out there for everyone. This,  mynumber three pick, is by the lovely Liz Earle. Not only is Liz Earle Signature Lip Colour, 02 Hibiscus the perfect shade for this transition from summer to autumn but it’s enriched with a blend of natural source vitamin E, avocado oil and shea butter. If this is your kind of lippy then you can buy it for £14.00 here.

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Buy John Lewis COLOUR Nail Polish, 10ml Online at johnlewis.com

For my runner up I’ve chosen a slightly girly pink nail polish from the John Lewis Colour range. I know it’s autumn but I just can’t bear to leave summer shades behind. It’s John Lewis COLOUR Nail Polish, 10ml, English Rose. This nail polish is made in the UK  and with a 2-in-1 formula it offers extended wear, and a glossy and chip resistant finish which is water and detergent resistant. Its also Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free. It ticks all the boxes.  It costs just £7.50 here.

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Buy Estée Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup SPF 25, Fresco, 30ml Online at johnlewis.com

If you’ve been following me for a while you won’t be surprised that my top pick is from Estee Lauder. It’s the Estée Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup SPF 25. This innovative product provides makeup with serum technology. They claim it brightens and perfect and reduces the look of lines.What’s not to like? It’s a little more expensive than I’m used to but with foundation and serum in one and a SPF25 it may just be worth it. It costs £37.00 here.

So what do you think? Would you have picked a different top 5? Take a look here and let me know what you would choose.

 

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September 15, 2014 · 10:49 pm

#Inside Out Beauty Event with ARK Skincare and the Elixir Clinic at Grace Belgravia

At the end of a long tiring week I was delighted to arrive at the oasis  of calm that is Grace Belgravia for an event with ARK Skincare and the Elixir Clinic. Tucked away in a select corner of London the women only club houses The Elixir Clinic, Grace Cafe, Grace Gym and Fitness, Grace Medical and even Grace Delivery!

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I was so pleased to be invited to the event by ARK as they were the very first company to approach me to write about their products on my blog. That was in March this year when I had only been blogging for a few weeks. Since then I’ve been an ardent follower of the brand and its progress and have been delighted that they have been winning awards for their gorgeous products.

The welcome from both the Elixir Clinic and ARK was so warm and the detox smoothies and sushi were stunningly laid out and tasted delicious. I should have taken a picture –  it looked so stunning but the evening was so interesting and the people there so engaging that I struggled to find time to fit in all my blogger duties!

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I was introduced to two ARK products that I was fortunate enough to be able to bring home with me in my goodie bag. These were the Anti-Ageing Skin Protector SPF30 Primer and the Regenerating Skin Defence. The Anti-Ageing Skin Protector SPF30 Primer provides skin perfecting daily defence. It contains Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Sunflower to leave the skin looking flawless all day long. It costs £36.00 here Regenerating Skin Defence is an innovative new treatment serum that uses advance plant stem-cell technology to regenerate skin cells and reveal brighter looking skin. It costs £70 here. I’ll be trying them out ver the coming weeks and you can be sure that this isn’t going to be the last you hear from me on these products.

Ark goodie bag

 While I was there I was also treated to a manicure and I felt really pampered. I was also able to try the full range of ARK products.

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 Then before it was time to leave I checked out the ladies room – always a measure of luxury in my book! I think it’s fair to say they passed my test!

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 If you haven’t tried any of ARK’s products then you should definitely give them a try. I really don’t think that you will be disappointed.

Hazel

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September 13, 2014 · 2:34 pm

Superdrug Unlock AW14

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Yesterday I was the guest of Superdrug and ZPR at  their press event – #Unlock AW14. I had such a lovely welcome and was able to see not only all the new  products for Autumn and Christmas but I saw some of them demonstrated in two masterclasses.

The first was a demonstration of a halloween/autumn look using products from the Superdrug B range. In the picture are the B.Complete Eyeshadow Palette in  Dead of Night containing three eyeshadows and a  primer, a B. lipstick in Gothika and B.Confident Colour Correction Cream SP45 in medium.

 

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First the BB cream was applied to give a dewy fresh look. Then  the eye shadow primer to prepare the eye and give the colour something to cling onto. To achieve the gothic look some kohl was applied. You can hear more about this in the report of the second masterclass  below. We were advised to apply kohl on the lash line before the eyeshadow was applied to give a smokey  blended effect. One really good tip is to use grey kohl when you use lighter colurs and black for darker colours. We also learned that when using several colours and blending them you should start with the darker colour and then use lighter colurs to lighten the look. Using the lighter colour at the inner eye really opens up the eye. Tips were coming thick and fast and I found out that really matte colurs are harder to blend than shimmery ones so if you want to blend choose shades with at least a degree of shimmer. After building a strong look around the eye we were told that  if you decide to make eyes and lips strong then you shouldn’t use strong colour on the cheek too. This is a bit of a change from the old advice to either choose lips or eyes. Times change.

 

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Aurumn/Gothic look masterclass

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Masterclass delegates

 

The focus then moved to the lips. We were shown how to create ombre lips. As it was a Halloween look the darkest part of the ombre look was creasted with black kohl and liner with the darkest shades at the corner of the lips. To set the colour on the lip eyeshadow went on top of the liner and then a second layer of liner and kohl was added to build depth. The beautifully rich Gothik lip colour was then added at the centre of the lips and on the cupid’s bow. That completed the glamorous Halloween Look.

We were invited to ask questions and then I went for a wander around to see more of the wide range of products but before very long I was lured back for another masterclass. This time to comcentrate on how to use liners and kohls to define the eye.

This time the  make-up artist used the Studio Lash & Line Eyeliner Collection. This is a super set that contains mascara, eyeliner, eye crayon and eyeshadow akk in one place with a really helpful pictorial guide in the box. This is just one of the kits that wil be available from Ocober for just £8.

 

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We were shown two looks both starting off with the silvery white eyeshadow over the primer base and then building drama with first the kohl and then on the other eye with the liquid liner. The look was stunning but when we were invited to ask questions I asked for advice for how to make the look work for an older woman. We agreed that it was best to avoid harsh black lines and to go for soft smokey lines and without doubt to avoid shimmer!

I had such an informative evening viewing the products and finding out more about them. There were far too many things to mention and in any case I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise of all the great things that you’ll find in store at Superdrug  between October and December but I’ll show you a few more pics to g1ive you a flavour. I’ll also be reviwing some of the amzing products that I brought hiome with me. I’m sure that the value for money will be hard to beat. What I’ll be looking for stayability (is that a word?) too!

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So now you’ve got the flavour and it won’t be long before you can start to shop for all those Christmas presents. (oh dear, i’ve said thre C word!)  And you’ll also see lots of own-brand products that are so well priced that you won’t be able to stop yourself from  adding a few treats to your basket.

Oh and I almost forgot there was a whole health section there too that I only just had time to visit! So that was what kept me busy last night after work! Look out for reviews of some of the products that you’ve seen here and maybe a few more! So you have any favourite Superdrug products? Tell me about them below. I always answer my comments and appreciate every one.

Hazel

 

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September 11, 2014 · 10:02 pm

Review – dr.organic Bioactive Skincare Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner

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This  dr.organic Bioactive Skincare Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner has all the contemporary aspects that beauty bloggers love products to contain. It’s organic, it’s got argan oil and it got  vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. So I set out to find out how it is at doing the job it sets out to do – conditioning my hair.

Its branded as a restorative treatment conditioner. As such I thought that it would be a product that would be very rich that you might only want to use once in a while. It comes in a 200ml tub and has the consistency of a treatment in that it looks and feels rich and creamy. Once on the hair though it didn’t feel any more potent than your average conditioner and whilst I think that it does a reasonable job the results weren’t that dramatic. My  hair is shiny but certainly doesn’t feel like its had a treatment.

I’ve asked myself if this is because my hair is over processed and coloured and it’s just too much of a challenge. So I asked my daughter to try it and  she found it to be disastrous! She told me that for her the product was way too rich. In fact the morning after use her hair looked as though (and I use her words) she had dipped it in chip fat. She had to tie it back for the day as she was too embarrassed to wear it to work loose.

So I guess overall it’s not a bad product. but maybe it suits only certain types of hair – and neither my daughter or I have the right kind. Sorry dr.organic. Hopefully I’ll get to try some of your other products soon and you’ll have the chance to convince me that you’re great!

If you want to give it a try it costs £7.99 here.

Have you tried this product? Do you love it or loathe it? I’d love to hear.

Hazel

I received this as a PR sample. I wasn’t paid to write the post and the opinions are my own.

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September 9, 2014 · 10:18 pm

Facing the day: what goes on my face before I leave the house in the morning

I’ve a pretty standard routine and look each morning for my face. The brands may change from time to time and the shades with fashion and season but I’m a pretty much clean it, moisturise it and make it look as good as you can kind of woman. My day-time look is pretty stripped down and classic and I was quite surprised to see that there are 11 products that I regularly use before I let the poor defenceless London commuters see my face. Of course, I’ve reached that stage of life where I’ve become invisible as far getting second glances goes but I still like to think that I wouldn’t give anyone nightmares!

If I’m going out in the evening I might add some more colour with eye shadow or liner to counteract the effects of artificial light and sometimes I use a primer first to make the look last longer but the face that the folk in the office see has usually been treated with the following :

Boots Botanics Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution

I bought this because I thought I should see what all the fuss was about with micellar water. I went to buy the Garnier one and stumbled across this one instead. It works really well as a general cleanser but having run out of eye make-up remover, this is the product I’ve substituted as its gentle and thorough too. It’s an absolute bargain at £2.32!

Botanics Micellar Water

Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel

I use this fresh feeling gel on a flannel or a muslin cloth so that it has a gentle exfoliating effect. It leaves my skin feeling soft and squeaky clean. Normally £11.00 it’s currently on offer for £8.25.

VICHY NORMADERM Purifying Cleansing Gel 200M

Vichy Normaderm Purifying Pore Tightening Lotion

Depending on whether my skin is feeling sensitive or a bit oily (it’s a bit unpredictable really) I use this lotion which I’d describe as a toner. It takes off ever last bit of residue and oil. It costs £12.00 normally but is on offer at £10.20 currently.

Vichy Normaderm Global Anti Imperfection Hydrating Care

I always, always, always moisturise my skin. It makes a great base for make-up to smooth on and provides the much-needed hydration that my ageing skin needs. This one isn’t to greasy and sinks well ino the skin. It’s on offer for £13.15 (usually £15.50)

Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes

This gentle eye-cream smooths out my crepey eyelids and hydrates the whole eye area. I use it over the whole lid area and underneath the eye including the waterfall area. A little goes a long way and one pump is enough for both eyes.  It’s on offer for £21.25 rather than the usual £25.00.

Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes and Lashes 15ml

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Medium 2 Santa Fe

I’m really please with this foundation, It seems to be recommended by many beauty writers and for me it has just the right amount of coverage for a fresh look that isn’t at all cakey. A very little goes a long way. I’m still irritated by it not having a pump. This may well deter me from re-purchasing. There’s 20% off at present and you can buy it now for £24.40.

NARS Cosmetics Sheer Glow Foundation (Various Shades)

GOSH Defining Brow Gel Light Brown

This is a great product that does exactly what it says. It defines the brow. I’ve got sparse brows and this one colours and defines the brow hairs. It stays on all day. It’s only available in store at Superdrug at £4.99.

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Sleek  MakeUP Brow Stylist Light 716

This is a repurchas and I’m really content with the colour and look of this product. It stays on well and is a good partner to the brow gel above and I use it to fill in the gaps and to extend the brow line.  This budget brand seems to really be delivering the goods these days. It costs £5.99.

GOSH Double Precision Mascara in Black

Before I tried this product I’d been using an amazing up market product wo to be fair thia drugstore brand didn’t really stand much chance by comparison. That said this is a perfectly good mascara. I don’t really need to have two brushes and it makes the product rather unwieldy but I’m perfectly happy to use it for my day time look It costs just £7.99.

GOSH Giant Blush in Pink Parfait

This blush stick is a revelation! It’s a colour and  format that I would never have chosen and yet I’ve forsaken my high-end powder blush for this budget stick blush. It’s soft and creamy and changes to powder on the skin. The colour is perfect. I hope it lasts and lasts. It’s just £6.99.

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Paul & Joe Beaute Lipstick in Standing Ovation (?)

I can’t be sure of the sahde of this gorgeous lipstick but I’ve worn it every day since I got it. It’s perfection as far as I’m concerned. Now I want all the colours!  A refill costs £14.00. Here it is in all it’s gorgeous glory.

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How many products do you need on your face before you can get out of the door? I’d love to hear. Comments below will all be answered.

Hazel

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September 7, 2014 · 2:58 pm

News, Offers & Discounts Issue 34

Time to tell you what’s new and offer this week.

 At Escentual there’s  Anna Sui’s La Nuit de Boheme on offer from £24.65.

Lookfantastic have Brand New September Codes:

Extra 15% off the Half Price Sale when you spend £45

Includes Glamglow, bareMinerals, Elemis, REN and many more great brands!

Code: SALE45

Valid until 9th September

15% off when you spend £55 / €60

Code (£): LF1555
Code (€): LF1560

Valid until 9th September

£10/€10 off when you spend £60/€60

*New customers only
Code (£): NEWSAVE10
Code (€): NEW10LESS

Valid until 9th September


Top New Makeup Offer

Check out the BRAND NEW additions to the Too Faced range. 

Valid until 9th September

Top New Skincare Offers

BRAND NEW Award Winning Skincare

Introductory offer – Enjoy 3 for 2 on hand chemistry
Clinically proven to improve skin texture, firmness, hydration, elasticity and smoothness.

Valid until 9th September

Eve Lom is BACK!
Achieve naturally radiant skin with the Eve Lom Radiance Collection. A trio of products specifically designed to illuminate the skin whilst giving a younger look, giving you a refreshed complexion.

Save 40% on the RRP. 

Top New Haircare Offers

Save 25% off Award Winning Haircare Brands
Includes Kérastase, Redken, Wella and many more

Valid until 9th September

Supersized Moroccanoil is back with 25% extra free!
Instantly absorbing, Moroccanoil Oil Treatment helps eliminate frizz, easily detangles your locks and provides long term conditioning.

Valid until 9th September

GHDs
BREAKTHROUGH BREAST CANCER

£10 will be donated with every ghd coral styler sold

Valid until 9th September

Have a good hair day, every day and save £10 on the best selling GHD Gold Series, it’s now only £115.00.
Larger plates instantly tame the fiercest curls, the longest locks and Afro-Caribbean hair; letting you create your style in no time.

Valid until 9th September
Have a good time shopping!
Hazel
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September 4, 2014 · 8:00 pm

August’s Top Ten Posts on Strand on Beauty

August was such a great month for Strand On Beauty and so I thought I would do a round-up of the top 10 posts over the last 30 days just in case you missed something. Here’s what’s been keeping you entertained – in reverse order:

10 – GOSH!

To Play With In Vegas

News of the GOSH event at the Sanderson Hotel

9 – News Offers & Discounts Issue 33

Look Fantastic Salle

News Offers & Discounts Issue 33 Featuring Look Fantastic Sale

(Joint) 7. Review – GOSH Defining Brow Gel

Defining Brow Gel

GOSH Defining Brow Gel

 

(Joint) 7 – Review – Collection “Little Mix Love” All About the Eyes Palette

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 Collection All About the Eyes Palette

 

6 – Being a Beauty Blogger

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Being a Beauty Blogger

5 – Review – Skinade Collagen Drink

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 Skinade  Collagen Drink

(Joint) 3 Reviews – Paul & Joe AW 14 Lipstick and Eyeshadow 

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Paul & Joe AW 14 Lipstick and Eyeshadow

(Joint) 3- Chloe’s Beauty Bar Bloggers’ Breakfast

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Chloe’s Beauty Bar 

2 – Review – La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3 step system

1- My Chocolate Delight Giveaway with LA Skincare

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Chocolate Delight Giveaway with LA Skincare

I hope that you’ve enjoyed some of these posts and if you want to make sure that you don’t miss anything this month then make sure that you are following me either here – strandonbeauty.com or on https://www.bloglovin.com/hazelstrand and have a good month!

Oh and dont forget to enter the giveaway – it’s worldwide and you can enter every day until 14 September!

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September 1, 2014 · 9:46 pm

Reviews – Vichy Idealia Life Serum & Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes

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Vichy Idealia & Liftactiv

I’ve been trying out these two prodcuts – Vichy Idealia Life Serum and  Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes over the past week or two. Prior to using these products I’d been using a regime that gave me a few dry patches on my face and so I was a little nervous as to how my skin might react. I also thought that it would provide a good challenge for the products.

Vichy Idealia Life Serum

Here’s what they say:

“Repair and restore the radiance of your complexion with the Vichy Idealia Life Serum, a universal treatment for ideal skin. When skin is overstressed, overexposed and unbalanced due to pollution, stress and poor diet, it can look older than it actually is. It becomes prone to greyness, sallowness, uneven colouring and drawn features, while enlarged pores, oiliness and dry patches become a problem. The Vichy Idealia Life Serum performs a global action on all aspects of this behavioural ageing, combining powerful correcting active ingredients with an illuminating, opalescent texture made up of golden and red pearls. The innovative formula is created with a complementary association of LR2412 and LHA. The LR2412 molecule is inspired by the jasmine flower’s process of repairing itself, accelerating epidermal repair and improving the skin’s natural ability to protect itself. LHA stimulates cellular repair in tired skin, and exfoliates the surface of the skin to better reflect light and reduce the appearance of pigmentation. The ultra-light concentrate formulated with regenerating Vichy Thermal Spa Water to suit all skin types, even fragile and sensitive. Its emulsified texture leaves a light, non greasy, protective film on the skin’s surface and protects the skin from the micro particles that it collects throughout the day.”

I used the serum after cleansing and toning day and night. I didn’t use a moisturiser with it as I wanted to be able to assess how well it worked as a separate product. The pump dispenser gives just the right amount to cover the face and it goes on really smoothly. It instantly makes your skin feel smooth and more taut. The look on the skin is similar to a high end primer and I felt that it was the perfect base for my make-up. I think that for night-time I would lean towards adding a night cream as well for a little more moisture. This Vichy Idealia Life Serum didn’t correct the dryness that the previous product had caused but that wasn’t the key aim of this product so I dont’ feel that I should take away from the smooth results that it brings.

It’s available here for £25.45 at present – so grab it while you can!

Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes

They say:

“Illuminate, lift and rejuvenate with the Vichy Lift Activ Serum 10 Eyes and Lashes, an all-in-one product to accentuate the look of the eye area.Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, this anti-ageing serum tackles a loss of radiance around the eye contour. It works to instantly illuminate the eyes while fortifying eyelashes that have been weakened with age.Enriched with Rhamnose, a unique ingredient that stimulates the natural renewal of collagen fibres and the surface layer of the skin, the eyes appear smoother. Added ceramides and light reflectors make eyes appear instantly brighter and more vital. Apply gently using your finger tip to the entire eye contour. The satiny texture ensures eyes feel refreshed.!”

I’ve been using this Vichy Lift Activ Serum 10 Eyes and Lashes a little longer than the serum. I found that it’s as good as any of the eye products I’ve used and rated highly in the past. It feels cooling as it goes on. Its smooths out wrinkles too to make the lid ready for other eye products. I hadn’t really taken on board the fact that this is a lash product as well. Now I think about it though I have been noticing my lashes lookung better when I apply mascara and they feel much more strong and healthy to the touch too.

It costs £21.25 currently here.

Have you tried either of these products o can you recommned any that are better or as good but cheaper maybe? I’d love to hear from you.

Hazel

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August 31, 2014 · 1:42 pm

August 2014 Empties

Here’s a bit of a catch up on what I’ve been using up this month. Most of the products I’ve already reviewed as they’re great products so it’s more of a list than a post this time.

Tromborg Cleanser

Tromborg Herbal Cleansing Water

Tromborg Herbal Cleansing Water

I have a completely irrelevant reason for liking Tromborg products. This is  because way back in the 1970s (yes I really am that old!) I lived in Copenhagen for a year and ever since then I’ve had a soft spot for anything Danish.

So when I was in Debenhams I spoke to the assistant on the Tromborg counter and after a lovely hand massage I was given this trial size Tromborg Herbal Cleansing Water.  It’s a makeup remover as well and having run out of eye make up remover I rummaged in my stash of samples and came up with this.

It’s been a delight, it’s not oily or harsh and it takes off eye make-up really well and of course I love it because it’s Danish!

They say:

“Herbal Cleansing Water can be part of your daily skin care regime – use it in combination with any Facial Mist and cream. An oil and alcohol free cleanser which will care for, refresh and hydrate the skin. Carefully selected herbs of Hops, Chamomile and Fennel cleanse the skin while giving a calming effect. It not only removes make-up, but also nourishes and moisturises thanks to Rose extract.”

You can purchase here price £28.00.

Boots No.7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser

This is a repurchase. Read my original review here.

Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner

I’ve reviewed these already here.

Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream

Love this and would repurchase. I reviewed it here.

Bayliss & Harding Strawberries & Cream Hand Wash

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B&H Strawberries & Cream Hand Wash

This hand wash smells edible – so much so that it makes you hungry! Such a lovely product that leaves your hands clean and soft. Only downside is that it’s a bit of a girly scent and so maybe not one for family use. I’d definitely repurchase. It’s a Limited Edition but is on sale here currently for £2.15.

Grace Cole Rejuvenating Body Wash

140624 Grace Cole

I bought this as part of a duo in a set from House of Fraser in their sale as an impulse buy one lunch time. It’s a clear gel with a warm comforting fragrance that you can add to the bath or apply direct to skin. I’d be happy to receive this as a gift or select it myself.

I think that this fragrance may have been discontinued but there are other fragrances in an updated version of the set here priced £10.00.

Phytoplage Apres Soleil Recovery Mask

This is the best conditioning mask I’ve bought in a long time. I’ve already reviewed it here. Will definitely repurchase when I’m flush!

Gold Collagen

I’ve reviewed this and made a whole song and dance about the whole collagen supplement thing here

Are any of these products on your list to repurchase? Would love to hear what you think.

 

Hazel

 

 

 

 

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August 30, 2014 · 10:20 am