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Eden’s Semilla Review

Eden’s Semilla have a range of oils including Jobobo, Vitamin C and Rosehip. I was sent the Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid serums to test. At first I was sceptical as although I have used oils on my hair and for aromatherapy I had never tried them on my skin because I have sensitive skin.

Seeing the ingredients of the serums was a huge positive for me knowing that there is only a very small chance my skin could be irritated by the serum.

Vitamin C

The ingredients include Aloe Vera extract, Witch Hazel, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Rosehip Oil.

I used this product every morning before applying any moisturisers and other skincare products. After a few days I noticed a difference in how bright my skin looked and also how I had a natural glow on my face.

A little goes a long way with the oils so only a couple of drops is needed to successfully cover your face. The formula absorbs well and doesn’t linger on skin, which was a huge relief for me as I thought it would leave behind a residue.

It felt nice to awaken my face up to a nice oil skincare routine and I noticed that the serum has reduced the redness around my breakouts and shrunk my pores.  It is a really hydrating residue and my skin now looks and feels healthier.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum

The packaging boasts that will reduce fine lines and wrinkles and eliminate dry patches. I immediately started using the product and every evening before bed I would cleanse my face then spread the serum evenly and leave it to soak in. Now I have always loved using essential oils and using a product such as this one that has natural and organic ingredients is something that does attract me in terms of purchasing beauty products.

After using the product every day for over a week I have noticed huge changes. My skin feels softer, firmer and my dry patches have completely disappeared.

The only concern I had about using the serums was that I was worried it would make my skin greasy however the formula does not leave any residue, it isn’t sticky and I was so pleased it didn’t leave my skin with excess shine and make it look greasy.

I recommend adding serums into your beauty regime if you haven’t already and if you have then go ahead try the range from Eden’s Semilla! The products suited my skin types and really worked for me, overall I had really positive experience with the oils and I can’t wait to experiment more with serums.

Have you used serums before?

Thanks for reading,

Gee

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*I was sent this product in exchange for an honest and genuine review. All opinions are my own*

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Garnier Skincare Review

Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask

The Moisture bomb tissue mask promises one week of hydration in just 15 minutes and it includes ‘anti thirst’ technology. Soaked in a serum which includes hyaluronic acid, plant serum and naturally-derived ingredients including the infusion of pomegranate, the mask is a quick fix for your skin after a long week of wearing makeup.

Perfect if your skin is in need of pampering, the sheet mask is suited to all skin types and feels extremely refreshing on your face.

The tissue mask is ideal for those that are travelling or those looking for a post party treatment as it requires minimal effort and it is great if you are on the go.

I found the product a little fiddly and awkward to apply as it is a large mask. The one-size-fits-all shape was too big for my face and I found it difficult to smooth the mask down in the right places. The serum is sticky and almost feels slimy, however on application it felt cold, comforting and smelt lovely.

After wearing the mask for 15 minutes my skin was glowing! I was surprised at how instantly I could see and feel the effects of the mask. My skin felt smooth, soft, and it definitely felt hydrated and revitalised. Even when I woke up the next morning I was still feeling the effects of the tissue mask including plumped, radiant, and youthful looking skin.

There is no doubt that this mask does exactly what is says on the packet and did in fact leave my skin feeling refreshed. However, although I enjoyed using this product I do think for those that have oily or combination skin like myself it should be used once a fortnight rather than weekly as I think it doesn’t help those oily sections of the skin.

Micellar Cleansing Water

Micellar water is a popular product and many have rated it over standard cleansers and makeup removers. The formula is made up of tiny micelles that remove dirt and lift impurities to leave your skin feeling and looking clean and product free.

I ditched makeup wipes a year ago and chose to use gentle cleansers and micellar water based products to remove my makeup. I have used Nivea and Simple cleansers but found the Garnier micellar water for combination skin my favourite.

The bottle is 400ml and Garnier claims you can get 200 uses out of it, obviously this depends what products you have on your skin and how much makeup you are wearing. I do find that my bottle does last quite a long time and you only need to use a small amount to successfully cleanse your skin.

A simple and effective treatment it takes only minutes to pour some on a cotton pad and cleanse your face. The water prevents blocked pores and removes excess oils without stripping the skin of the natural oils it produces.

For me micellar water is a better alternative to makeup wipes as it is gentle and unscented. It requires little effort and overall it cleanses quickly and effectively alongside leaving your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

As previously mentioned I suffer with combination skin so I am always on the lookout for a daily moisturiser that can hydrate my skin effectively but not leave it looking greasy and shiny.

Moisture Match Daily Moisturiser

Garnier has launched the moisture match range of moisturises to suit all skin types. The range includes 5 different moisturisers aimed at people with normal, dry, very dry, dull and oily skin. I purchased the oil-free moisturiser which promises to give your skin 24h hydration and shiny control.

On opening the product I wasn’t expecting miracles but I can honestly say that I was really surprised with this product. Enriched with green tea extract the moisturiser absorbs into your skin quickly and instantly mattifies without leaving your skin dry as a result. The formula is a whipped consistency that feels fresh and cooling on the skin.

The only criticism I have is that I wouldn’t recommend using it as a night moisturiser. I don’t think it is hydrating enough to last a whole night and that’s why I would only use this as a day cream.

Overall my skin feels smooth and soft, the product is a nice and light consistency and the texture actually makes it a great primer for makeup. It has a long-lasting matte effect and doesn’t leave skin looking oily. It leaves you with a natural shine and healthy glow and it is moisturiser I will definitely purchase again!

All products can be purchased from Boots.

Have you used any of the products above? Leave a comment below!

Thanks for reading,

Gee

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SugarBaby Vita+Skin Review

 The Vita+Skin range are a cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and paraben free beauty range from the Australian company SugarBaby.

The range features 100% organic coconut water and oil. I received the coffee and coffee body scrub* and the hydrating coconut hair treatment*.

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The tropical pink, blue, cream and palm tree packaging is really aesthetically pleasing and looks so cute on my bathroom shelf.

Now I’m not a coffee drinker but on opening the coffee and coconut scrub the smell definitely wakes you up in the morning. This rich and sweet exfoliator is in a resealable pouch is non-abrasive and moisturising. I found that using it a few times a week helped brighten and even out my skin tone. It is perfect as a pre-tanning scrub and lifts out all the dirt and whilst hydrating the skin.

A great feature about this scrub is that it doesn’t easily dissolve so you can scrub for as long as you please before rinsing off. The product states that it will reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, and it will stimulate blood flow. I have been using it for just over a week now and I don’t think my stretch marks have reduced but it has definitely eliminated dry and uneven skin patches.

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The coconut hair treatment comes in a little screw top pouch and is also in a perfect travel  size. After shampooing you place it on your hair for 5-10 minutes depending on how much of a deep condition you would like. The treatment contains shea butter, aloe vera and other natural oils. It smells lovely and after rinsing your hair is left silky and soft. The treatment is suitable for all hair types and definitely leaves you feeling nourished.

Overall I really have enjoyed using this range, the products smell lovely and really leave you skin and hair feeling refreshed and nourished. Out of two products the scrub was definitely my favourite and I recommend trying this one out!

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Have you used any of the Vita+Skin range? Leave a comment below.

Thanks

Gee

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*Although I was sent these products to review I am under no obligation to leave a positive review and my opinion is honest.

Mini Beauty Haul

L’Oreal Clay Mask

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The L’Oreal masks is available in three varieties  (detox, purity and glow) and I decided to get the detox mask  just because it contains Charcoal.After using it I was so surprised at the immediate results. All blackheads, dirt, dead skin cells and other impurities were removed straight away. It left my skin looking healthy, fresh and super clean.I’m very excited to try the other masks.

E.L.F Rose Gold Liquid

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After receiving an email informing me of the free UK postage I had to have a look at the ELF website. I stumbled upon this amazing rose gold liquid eye-shadow and when it arrived I just fell in love with it! It’s super pigmented and easy to apply, you do have to use an eye-shadow primer first and then a similar colour eye-shadow after just to set the liquid. The ELF products are really good value for money and this liquid eye-shadow also comes in two other shades including copper!

Smashbox Contour Kit and Photo Finish Primer

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After receiving these goodies from the boots review panel I binned my old and nearly finished contour palette and got stuck in with this one. The kit contains everything you need  including a small step by step guide, a small angled brush and three powders; a contour powder, bronzer and highlighter. It is so easy to use and the pigmented powders blend really well. It gives you a glowing radiant look that is natural and defined. A palette apparently favoured by Kim Kardashian the Smashbox contour kit is, in my opinion a definite a must have.

Vichy Dermablend 3D Foundation

As someone who doesn’t wear foundation I wasn’t fussed about this product when it arrived. However after using it I was shocked with how much it reduced my pores. Perfect for oily and combination skin this foundation has SPF 25 and is hypoallergenic. It contains salicylic acid and when applied leaves your skin with a smooth and velvety finish. A small amount gives excellent coverage and the formula is light and doesn’t feel heavy or thick on the skin.

Have you used any of these products? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.

Thanks

Gee

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Dusty Girls Mineral Foundation Review

Recently I was lucky enough to be sent a Kabuki brush and a pot of natural mineral foundation from the company Dusty Girls

The Dusty Girls make-up range is part of an Australian company named MooGoo. Moogoo has an entire range of gentle products that are made with natural ingredients and all are chemical free.

Our Mineral Foundation Powders are lightweight and filler free, which means you can get a natural coverage without the chemicals

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Now I’ve always been interested in mineral powers and foundations and have previously tried them and found that they sometimes leave uneven coverage. However the good thing about mineral foundations is that they are lightweight, natural and aren’t prone to clogging pores.

The Dusty Girls foundation comes in little blue pot in a gorgeous blue colour and it is nice to see a company have no waste packaging and not over-pack their products. The cute  outer card sleeve packaging has a few little quotes on and instructions. Another key feature of this packaging is that the pot has a plastic lid type cover that you can twist and turn to stop the product from falling out.

I love love love the Kabuki brush! Soft bristles not made of animal hair and a perfect size to fit in any makeup bag!

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I got the shade in medium and it was perfect for my skin tone, this company has a selection of 7 shades and the Fair and Medium shades are also available with pinks and gold undertones.  The light shimmer in this foundation finishes off any day look and it is perfect for anyone looking for a natural, light coverage. I recommend moisturising first then using a concealer to cover any blemishes and finally using a kabuki brush to lightly blend in the foundation to avoid excess.

The Dusty Girls and Moogoo makeup range is designed for anyone with blemish prone skin and the natural ingredients mean less chemicals are being put onto your delicate skin!

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“Campaign Cake Face! Dusty Girls say no to cake face and yes to natural, healthy skin. Beauty is within but there’s no harm in highlighting our good features. Our number one beauty tip? Smile

Overall I highly recommend this foundation, the light formula means it is ideal for warm weather and I can’t wait to take it on holiday with me!


Have you ever used a mineral foundation powder before or used any of the products from Dusty Girls? Leave a comment below!

Thanks

Gee

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East Sussex National Hotel & Spa Review

Last weekend I took my mum to the East Sussex National Hotel & Spa for a relaxing spa day and birthday treat. I booked online through a company called Spa seekers which offers a range of spas to choose from in your area.

The hotel itself and the surrounding grounds are beautiful, and the Horstead Health Club is located on site next to the main hotel.

We were pleasantly greeted by friendly staff who assisted us in booking our spa treatment times and lunch. After being handed our robes, towels and slippers my mum and I made our way to the changing rooms and then into the spa.

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The spa facilities are excellent. Visitors have the choice of the large heated pool, a steam room and sauna, and a Jacuzzi. There is a selection of loungers, chairs and tables around the pool, and the choice of hot and cold complimentary drinks are available during your visit.

During our day visit I discovered there was a gym onsite at the health club and I was gutted I didn’t bring my gym clothes, however I certainly had an amazing time relaxing and napping around the pool.

The Horstead spa has nine treatment rooms and offers a range of treatments guaranteed to leave you feeling indulged and relaxed. The staff were helpful, attentive and made sure we were comfortable before allowing us to choose our massage and treatment oils.I decided to opt for a back,neck and shoulder massage and my mum had a facial, both treatments were tailored to our needs and specifications.

We shared a treatment room and the quiet ambiance and soft music left both of us nearly nodding off!

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Lunch was a delightful and delicious bento box filled with different sandwiches and cakes alongside a cream tea. As you can see I didn’t hold back and already tucked into a sandwich before snapping this pic!

I have visited a few spas in the Sussex area and overall I definitely think the facilities at the East Sussex National are some of the best, I highly recommend this spa if you are looking to escape the business of your everyday life and I can’t wait to go back and maybe even play a round of golf next time!


 

What spas have you visited? Leave a comment below.

Gee

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been making less purchases and not shopping as much because frankly I don’t anything and I’ve been saving for future holidays/plans etc.

I popped into Primark last week and picked a few packs of up these copper wire hangers! Never thought hangers would bring me so much joy but they look so nice against my white wardrobe!

As Primark had a sale on, I got this flamingo top for £3! Such a bargain! I also needed some new nail clippers and tweezers and they happened to have both of these in copper and “oil spill” at only £1 and £2.

Of course I had to make a trip to LushLush and bought the Seanik shampoo bar (not pictured) this is my go to shampoo and I haven’t used anything different for about 8 months! It makes my hair look and feel clean, shiny and soft.

I’m a sucker for a bath oil and my favourite is the floating island, I decided to get something different try the you’ve been mangoed! Alongside this I bought the butterball bat bomb and the new modfather bubble bar.

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As a blogger I get to work alongside brands and get the chance to support each other. Coconut Lane is a small company that sell a wide selection of products from phone cases, to socks and notepads! I’ve been a coconut queen for a short while now and I have previously posted about them and their items.

Anyone who knows me knows I love Leonardo Dicaprio and when I saw these listed I knew I had to have them! They are so silly and fun. I also bought the “What would Beyonce do?” notebook.

If you want to order from Coconut Lane use the discount – georgiaknight20 to receive a 20% discount!

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My final purchase of recent weeks is this beautiful mustard yellow, Beatrix Kiddo inspired faux leather jacket from Zara. It was an absolute steal at £39.99 so much so that I had to buy one in black! I wear mostly neutral colours so this jacket is ideal for adding a pop of colour to my wardrobe.

Thanks for reading,


Gee

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