Review: Creamy Almond Body Butter 200ml

After my Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Body Butter finished review here I was on the look out for an Almond Body Butter at a lower price point. One afternoon browsing the body care shelves at Boots I stumbled across this…almond body butter
Hmmm it looked promising I immediately removed the lid to smell it and see theconsistency of the butter. It did smell good for a £6 body butter so I decided to throw it in my basket and give it a whirl.

As I applied this thick butter it felt very creamy without being greasy which is great when you are in a rush in the mornings and need to get dressed as soon as you’ve finished applying.

The smell is lovely however as soon as you’ve applied you can’t smell it anymore 😦 this I find disappointing as the Laura Mercier Body Butter last’s and last’s and I constantly get stopped at work throughout the day to be asked “what are you wearing you smell lovely” I shouldn’t compare this as the price points are completely different.

All in all this is a nice body butter that does it’s job and keeps my skin feeling hydrated throughout the day. I wouldn’t rush to re-purchase (sorry boots) however I will enjoy using it all up.

What Boots Extract Fairtrade beauty products have you tested?

Secondblonde x IMG_0122

6 Minute Daily Face 


Your morning face routine should be just that, a routine like brushing your teeth! We all tend to think “I don’t have time” well make the time. I’m talking about 6 mins of fuss free care that will make a BIG difference to your skins appearance and feel now and long term.

1. Cleanse with a “non-foaming” cleanser. Any good quality cleanser will do the job. The crucial part is using the hot cloth method (not cotton wool) Use an old fashioned face flannel drenched in warm/hot water. Use circular movements to remove your cleanser, the flannel will also give you a light exfoliation. 

2. Apply a facial serum, preferably one with hyaluronic acid if you can. *I love Dr Sebagh Serum Repair, get your from Liberty Beauty Hall London here £69

3. Moisturise with a CC or BB cream in your exact skin tone or slightly darker it must have an SPF, the tint will even your skin and illuminate for a glow. *I love Nivea BB 5 in 1 Beautifying Moisturiser Light get yours from Boots here £5.99

4. If needed dot on concealer under eyes and on any blemishes.

5. Finish with a nice even glossy coat of black mascara on your lashes, fill in sparse areas of your brows with gel/powder and complete with your favourite lipstick or lipgloss. 

Ta dah! You’re good to go! 

Secondblonde x 

ORANGEASM™ Every Morning! With Soap and Glory

IMG_8033.JPGAs you may already know I’m a huge Soap and Glory fan. I know, I know it’s all pink and girly but I just can’t help it, they manage to reel me in every time!
I love the fact they have an affordable line of up of up-to-the minute beauty with fun packaging and punchy tag lines, but above all some really nice good quality products that tick all the boxes!

I’ve been using this Orangeasm Body Wash in place of the original Clean On Me™shower gel. I really like the zesty refreshing scent (it contains green mandarin, Sicilian lemon and sweet lemon) it helps to wake me up in the mornings! It’s not over powering citrus or plastic smelling it’s more of a pleasant orange peel smell.

As most S&G products a little goes a long way, I find 3 pumps of this is plenty and lathers up well when used with my natural sea sponge.

My skin is clean, fresh and revitalised.
I think this is a great product for only £6.50 for 500ml and S&G are usually included in 3 for 2 deals at boots, get yours here

What Soap and Glory products are you into lately?

Secondblonde x

No7 Perfect Blend Trio Concealer 5g

Packaged in white clamshell type simple packaging it looks appealing, you don’t ask for much from the look of concealer, it’s all about performance right? My only wish would be a little mirror inside for those emergency touch ups! The shades come in a cool pinkish tone, a cool ivory tone and a warm darker tone. You can cleverly blend to create your own colours, or (as I do) I use the cool pinkish tone for spot cover up and under eyes, and the the ivory tone of the inside corners of my eyes on each side of my nose to illuminate.

20140309-184711.jpgThe texture is creamy and easy to work with, a brush woks well for small areas such as pimple/blemish cover up, larger areas like under eyes I find fingers work better. The creamy texture turns to a fine powdery finish so be careful not to create a caked up look!

The science bit:
Contains Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamin B5 and is hypo-allergenic.

At £9.50 for 3 concealers in one I think it’s great value for money and will last the distance. I’m looking forward to trying the darker shade out or perhaps mixing it in with one of the other shades when I have a hint of colour to my completion this summer! I’ve been testing this for a while and realise it’s become one if my “must haves” in my make-up bag.