When it’s so good you get another!

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If you are a regular reader of my post’s you will already know how much I love this body cream from Bamford, read full post here. So here I am on my second jar and still madly in love with it for it’s all day hydrating non-greasy texture and most of all it’s beautiful calming scent which I personally find so comforting and relaxing.

If ever I know I will have a busy day ahead after my morning shower I add extra cream to my upper body, neck and back of my ears. This is so when I’m moving around (normally at a pace) I get little bursts of it’s beautiful scent which instantly makes me feel relaxed.

I did mention in my original review that I’d like to try the Geranium, Lavender and Peppermint body cream next. I do in fact have it ready to go however, I couldn’t resist another jar of this first!

Have you tried any of the Bamford bath and body range? I’d love to hear your thoughts and read your reviews. You can buy this beautiful certified organic body cream here. and check out some of thier other wonderful products.

Secondblonde x

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

Dr Sebagh High Maintenance Hand Made Crème 75ml

This high performance luxury hand cream is the best hand cream I’ve ever tried.

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IMG_9066-0.PNGThe Promise:
Advanced anti-Ageing Care. A quickly absorbed non greasy intensively moisturising hand cream. Provides an invisible silken glove of protection and long term hydration. Expect immediate beauty to the appearance of your hands and be confident of long lasting results.

The Science Bit:
An exciting breakthrough in anti-ageing hand care. This Hand Made Crème prevents the 1st signs of ageing.

My Verdict:
Wow! this has just pushed my all time favourite hand cream off of the top spot! This hand cream delivers on ALL of it’s promises. It’s so highly moisturising my hands feel hydrated for hours on end. It is non-greasy but leaves a satisfying film like glove all over without feeling greasy or sticky. The texture is thick and creamy, the smell is gorgeous – reminds me of really nice smelling soap, a clean feminine kinda scent. The packaging is really cool, it’s like a giant toothpaste tube with it’s metallic silver and white/red branding and flip top lid. There isn’t anything not to love about this amazing hand cream!

Summary:
The results speak for themselves, this cream leaves my hands with a nice matte finish yet look and feel soft and silky as if I am wearing a glove. My skin looks healthier, much smoother and a few years younger! I keep this one on my dressing table to apply in the morning before I leave home and last thing at night. It’s a little pricey at £35 but matches it’s performance and high tech ingredients. I will be buying another tube of this hand magic when this one finishes.

Purchase your tube of High Maintenance Hand Made Crème here

secondblonde x

Sexy Mother Pucker™ Lip Shine Lacquer by Soap and Glory

This lip gloss arrived in my “The Next Big Thing” bumper Soap & Glory box set. If you know me you will know that I don’t do lip gloss, I haven’t worn it for yonks! I’m a matte red retro MAC Ruby Woo kinda gal. So I hesitantly tried this lip gloss and was quite surprised….

2015/01/img_3013.jpgHere’s the science bit….
SPECIAL VEGGIE ESTERS which leave a soft, filmy, glass-like shine over lips for enhanced colour adherence

Ultra-moisturising and repairing COLOURBURST™ CRYSTALS with MICRONISED FRESHWATER PEARL POWDER, aragonite crystals, protein complex amino acids and moisturising polysaccharides

3-D PLUMP™
COLLAGEN MESH™
ENCAPSULATED HYALURONIC ACID & CHONDROITIN SULFATE
in a 3-dimensional network that firms, sculpts and stimulates collagen synthesis.

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On first application I didn’t like it at all as it was far from my dramatic red hue and it felt gloppy, it felt like I wanted to rub it off and I was concerned that it made my teeth look yellow!

I decided to give it a decent trial and tried it out for a week and actually really love it! The colour is quite dense which means even when the high shine has dulled down your lips after a few hours of wear you still have an even coat of colour. The “gloopy” texture I’ve gotten used to and doesn’t bother me, it feels quite moisturising.

I don’t find it to be very plumping which doesn’t bother me, though because of its clever ingredients (listed above) it does give the illusion of fullness and your lips look smooth and moisturised.

The colour “charm offensive” is a pretty rose hue which is quite flattering for most skin tones. It’s a nice alternative to my matte red lip days and quite girly. I’m glad I didn’t throw it aside after one application, I’m definitely a lip gloss convert now, I’m reaching into my make-up bag right as I type to slap on a coat before I set off to work.

Get your Soap and Glory Sexy Mother™ Pucker Lip Shin Lacquer here £7 available in 6 wearable/pretty shades.

Have you tried any of the other shades?