Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Coconut Balmi Review

I love lip balms, fact. I had tried every kind of lip balm there was to offer and yet I had still not tried a EOS or a Balmi which I have heard alot about. I heart the shape of these lipbalms, it has a novelty factor coupled with practicality. Since I love Coconut scents it would seem appropriate to try it out in my most favourite scent.

Product description:
Your Lips are constantly on show to the world around you and you want them look good and feel protected against the elements.
Fully tested, the Balmi Lip Balm provides SPF 15 and UVA protection making Balmi the essential accessory for your lips; whether you're off to school, out on the piste or just off for a leisurely stroll protect your Lips with Balmi. GO Balmi!
The Balmi Lip Balm has the perfect blend of ingredients to give your lips long lasting daily care and protection. Perfect for even sensitive skin.
Our special blend of natural goodness contains antioxidant-rich Vitamin E, soothing Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil to help leave your lips moisturised, soft and super smooth.

Balmi was first created in 2010 but with a spherical design, just like an EOS lip balm but it was not until recently, Balmi relaunched the lipbalm but after having a redesign and being reformulated. 
I adore the packaging of this, all of the scents have colours that match and in addition to this, you can hook this onto your keyring/purse for easy on the go application. I love the fun element of this as this makes this brand stand out from the rest. The cone-shaped lip balm makes it easy to apply straight from the 'cube' rather than you having to dip your fingers in which is quite un-hygienic.
Balmi is packed with alot of good stuff for your lips, trust me it does alot then just look pretty. The added SPF 15, Jojoba oil, Vitamin E and Shea Butter promises to do nothing but ensure your lips are well taken of, hydrated and feeling oh so moisturised. This also contains UVA protection which makes this an ideal handbag essential.
The scent is ok, The coconut scent is definitely evident but it seems to be a bit artificially scented. I can detect a slight plastic like smell that is mixed in, this does let this down ever so slightly. 
So with that on the side, I can commend the staying power and ability to keep my lips feeling moisturised and protected. It's lasts just a bit more than your average lip balm before needing to top up again.
I quite like Balmi, but I want to try out a different flavour/scent, I'm thinking maybe strawberry next. Let's hope that the next one smells better.

Available to buy online or in store at Boots - link/£4.99*

Have you owned or tried a Balmi before?

Monday, 20 April 2015

The Bath Mama Luxury Bath Creamer Giftset Review

Recently I was contacted by a lovely new company called The Bath Mama and I was asked if I would like to review a Luxury Bath Creamer Set, so knowing that I love my pamper evenings, it was a definitive yes!
The Bath Mama stock so many handmade products, from bath fizzers to candles! I am loving the look of some of the products and I do predict that this company will make other brands run for their money, simply because I think their products are unique and the ideas behind them are quite innovative.

Product description:
6 Luxury bath creamers in a lovely pink gift box. These Luxury handmade Bath Creamers are designed to melt in the bath water and soften and moisturise the skin. As you drop them in your bath, they will slowly release a luxurious creamy blend of moisturising ingredients. The 6 creamers are packed within the lovely gift box box to limit any damage during transport. Box made from cardboard and each creamer is 40g.

I love how cute these creamers are, though these bath products are small, you can tell how lovingly it was made with the amazing attention to detail. They look like mini Parisian cakes!
A few days back I decided to test these out and since my skin needed some TLC, I used 2 creamers and boy! Did these work fabulously!
As soon as I popped these into my bath water, it fizzed and melted away releasing some of the lovely essential oils, this contained cocoa butter, almond oil, cornstarch, geranium and triple rosewater! So many skin-lovin ingredients which meant my skin was feeling oh so soft and moisturised, my skin was so well taken care of that I skipped applying body lotion! I really didn't need to since these creamers did an excellent job of adding extra moisture. The scent is pretty uplifting too, it has a fresh/spa-like scent which made me feel relaxed and rejuvenated. 
These mini creamers are great for travelling as well as a great gift option. If you suffer from dry skin, this will be so perfect for you! I am quite impressed by The Bath Mama and you definitely should check this company out!

Check it out here - link/£21.99 now on sale for £10.99*

What do you think about these luxury bath creamers & The Bath Mama?

Friday, 17 April 2015

New Brand Alert | Kiss Cosmetics

I have some very exciting news to share with you all along with a mini review!
A new make-up brand is about to be launched called Kiss Cosmetics. Kiss Cosmetics have been working alongside many lovely beauty bloggers (including myself!) in the run up to their launch, I think it's great that we all had an input to help shape a new brand that I'm sure will be loved by many.
I was recently sent one of their new releases to try out - a KISStick! Which is quite cleverly named. I was sent the shade 'Caressing Red' - A bright Marilyn Monroe red. A warm and toasty red, sure to brighten up your complexion. There are 10 shades in total and the colours range from bright reds to the girliest of pinks. These will be sold at £7.00 which is quite decently priced and puts this alongside other medium high street selling brands. Now I really did not know what to expect and it was until I did the very first swatch, boy! Was I really impressed!
The lipstick casing is made of really sturdy plastic that feels of good quality, what I like about the KISStick is the fact that you can see the shade at the base, which means if you store all your lipsticks in a holder, you can easily distinguish what lipstick is what shade. The pigmentation is really commendable and with this you can easily achieve bold lips within moments. The actual texture of the lipstick is soft and buttery which makes it a dream to apply. It has a slight sheen so it's not too overly matte.
This also wears beautifully too and without any bleeding or patchiness, the colour fades with time but it's gradual. Coupled with this is a lovely sweet pleasant scent, almost vanilla-like which is a plus! I am really looking forward to seeing what's next for Kiss Cosmetics, if the lipsticks are like this then imagine what the other products will be like and here's another great thing, none of their products are tested on animals! So if you are looking for a cruelty free, amazing quality and priced brand then Kiss Cosmetics is definitely for you!

The brand launches on the week commencing the 20th of April (22nd of April) to be exact! So note that down in your diaries ladies! It will be available to buy here - link

What do you think of Kiss Cosmetics?