Sunday, 30 December 2012
BEAUTY - Tried and Tested, Winter 2012
Astral Light and Creamy with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E
I had never used this product until I was offered a sample to review and I have to say that I would definitely buy it. I took it away to Italy on holiday with me as the temperatures were in excess of 35 degrees. I used it as an after-sun lotion as Aloe Vera and Vitamin E are great at moisturising and soothing the skin. The texture is smooth, soft and easily absorbed. Best of all, it only costs £4.28 for a generous 200ml pot. I gave my mum a pot of the original moisturiser from Astral to try too which she really liked. It's great for older skin giving it essential hydration and can also be used as a make-up remover where it works really well too. There are loads of celebrity fans of the brand such as Joanna Lumley, Emma Thompson and Sarah Cox and now I know why! Buy it at Superdrug.
Thomas Sabo Glam 'N Soul fragrance for women
Described as a 'floral, fruity fragrance, inspired by the glamorous soul of a modern woman'. I actually wouldn't describe the fragrance as 'glam' believe it or not. I found it was feminine, talc-like with quite traditional elements. The fragrance has top notes of lychee, pink pepper and bergamot with heart notes of rose accord, waterlily and magnolia. and finally, cedarwood, vanilla and creamy musk. There is also a new men's fragrance called 'Rebel at Heart' You can buy it in store or at the Thomas Sabo website.
RITUALS Eve's Kiss
This lip treatment was sent as a Chjristmas gift from one of the PR teams I've worked with this year and it's one of my new make-up bag must-haves. The texture of this treatment is silky smooth which has the same silky softening effect on the lips. It also leaves behind a gorgeous light gloss meaning it's a two-in-one product. Best of all, its a bargain at £5.50. Buy it at the RITUALS website, where there's currently a discount too.
Elie Saab le Parfum
A pretty and feminine scent that's softly sweet, with intoxicating aromas. It feels elegant and would work for an older or younger woman. It reminded me of traditional bath salts and luxury soaps which give you that just-out-of-the-bath clean feeling. Buy it at Boots.
Have you tried any great products recently? Do share your favourites by leaving a comment below.