Tuesday, 19 June 2012

L'Occitane Angelica Hydration Face Mist

L'Occitane's newest face care range is impressive. Full stop! Angelica is one of the skincare ranges from this brand that I've rarely taken notice of because I thought it was for the older skincare range shall I say, however when I heard Angelica was having a bit of a update with new products added to the range I was excited to see the new summer line.
Angelica is a fairly overall skincare type, its for those who need a bit of TLC and a bit of loving for that overworked and stressed out skin. It hydrates the skin simply and in a refreshing quick way to boost your complexion, the perfect skincare set for summer, no? The three new products in the line are The Instant Hydration Mask, a Exfoliating gel and the product I have to show you today, the Hydration Face Mist!
Ive only ever used one other face mist and that was the Body Shop vit-e mist, which although impressive worked out pretty expensive for something that didnt impress me too much. However, I have found the new HG to the summer! This mist is so fine that when you spray, note: spray not spritz, it instantly relaxes you and hydrates your skin no matter what time of the day.

It smells heavenly and is light and non affensive and definately lingers for around an hour or so. I've been using this for almost anything, to set my makeup, to wake me up, to make me calm, to tone my skin, relax before bed, after a very long day, when my eyes feel exhausted, when my skin is dry and of course every other spare time in between.

Because its a spray like a hair spray and not like a perfume spritz, it is easy to control and lightweight and doesnt make you flinch when you spray it in your face. We all know the cat's-bum face we all do when its a spray haha.
Although I havent done any far away travelling, this is ideal for a hot country or flying, the gym, the beach wherever takes your fancy. Its one of them products that you just cant wait to get home to use!
For 100ml which will last you a fairly long time, it costs you only £15 which for a highend brand like L'Occitane this is fairly reasonable! I'm really intrested in trying the mask which I think would be ideal after a long hot day!

Have you tried any Angelica products? Whats your thoughts?

*PR Sample. Please refer to disclaimer on right hand side for more info.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser

 Liz Earle is my go to skincare brand, the brand that I believe is roughly my age (17 years old, or maybe older now) effortlessly creates products that I trust and know work. In a recent haul when they had the £10 Cleanse and Polish offer, I decided to splurge and purchase their moisturiser. In the past I've tried the travel sized/samples of this product. I did enjoy it and although its a bit more pricier than the other items Liz Earle sells I can say I'm a very happy chappy!
 So what is contained in this iconic blue pot? As Liz Earle products contain naturally active ingredients, including borage oil, antioxidants and vitamin E. The product is as high quality as every other product I've tried from the brand. The moisturiser works really well at sorting out any dryness or problems on the skin and I like the fact that I can find out about all the good bits in the moisturiser on the ingredients online, a full list is available here.

 The consistency of this moisturiser is quite brilliant. Unlike my trusted L'Occitane one this is a lot thinner or lighter shall I say. Although I do not have the 'light' version of the moisturiser, I have tried it but preferred this one, this is still light to the touch but when rubbed into the skin has the feel and benefits of a thicker moisturiser. The reason I didn't get on with the light version as one it wasn't for my skin type which i can finally say is NORMAL! (give or take a few days). However I feel light would be good for those who get a bit worried about moisturisers. Its a great base for makeup if you dont wear or like primers. It is a really great moisturiser and I am pleased I finally bought it. I am still undecided whether I prefer this or L'Occitane but I think with being used with other Liz Earle products it completes the circle. I really think this is my 'summer' (what summer you may ask?) moisturiser whereas L'Occitane is ideal for winter.

This moisturiser retails for £18.75 which I feel is quite reasonable especially as you can see how much they fill up the jar. You can get the same amount of product (50ml) in either jar or a pump for the same price, so you can choose your preference. Mine has to be jar, I like to be able to see how much I have left.

You can buy Liz Earle from her website on this link (Lizearle) or you can buy from John Lewis counters in participating stores. Remember if you buy online from Liz Earle, although you pay for your p&p you also receive a free gift every time so a great opportunity to try something new or stock up on an old favourite!

Have you tried this moisturiser? What were your thoughts?


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

L'Occitane Eau Universelle Cologne

L'occitane have been featured on my blog often. As I've mentioned before my Grandma introduced me to the brand a few years ago after a flight to Australia, me and my mum loved the products and found more about them after my granmda gives us samples/freebies and gifts. The Shea Butter handcream is a personal favourite and I've loved the Shea butter face cream to death.

However, this beauty, is probably one of the best things to come from them in a long time. L'Occitane perfumes are extremely good quality for the price. So when this came through my door, even Mum was impressed. These 300ml bottles (yes, 300ml!) are the new colognes. The range consists of a womans, unisex and male scent and each one avaliable in 300ml bottles, 50ml travel sized or showergels to keep you smelling sweet all day.

I recieved Universelle and although my french isnt tip top its obvious that it means Unisex/Universal scent. As soon as I smelt it I instantly was reminded of Verbena, a scent that they already feature many products around. I have used that in the past and its a very zesty scent that wasnt always my cup of tea, however with Universalle they have made it literally more accesiable to a different audience. The scent is still zesty but you can feel the warm masculine scents in it too. The description of Universelle is 'With Its refreshing accord of bergamot nad grapefruit, this sunny invigorating Eau De Cologne is a beautifully timless scent Men and women of all ages will find irresistable. Its true, ok so my dad isnt a fan of these kind of scents but he's very picky. I know anyone who enjoys fruity, zesty and deep scents will enjoy this.

It really is the ideal summer perfume. Unfotunantly the only downside is that the scent doesnt last very long however Id quite happily buy a 50ml size in order to chuck in my handbag so I could top up with this gorgeous scent or use my 300ml bottle and fill up a small spritzer bottle to take around as I feel a spray bottle would help to make this easier to use.

These 300ml bottles retail for £37 which although pricey, you can get 50ml bottles which work out more expensive than this per 50 or 100ml anyway. Handbag sizes are 50ml and only £21 and showergels are £13. You can buy these from L'Occitane's website and their stand alone stores.

Plus they come in gorgeous glass bottles that will look stunning on any dressing table. These are Launching this month, so get your hands (I suggest two hands because its so big) and grasp your next summer fragrance. 



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