Beauty Insider: A Rainbow of Products! As a blogger covering beauty and lifestyle I’m often sent products to review, just have a look at this haul!
When I unboxed the items, it struck me how colourful they are so I decided to use that as the inspiration for this post. Let me tell you a little about each product and I’ll go from left to right / top to bottom on the photograph.
Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate This is an eye cream to reduce dark circles and puffiness and instantly ‘lifts’ the eyelids. I don’t use an eye cream as much as I should so this will come in handy! It’s a light rose scented cream-gel that comes in an attractive pump dispenser bottle.
Clarins Super Restorative Day cream helps skin look radiant and beautiful as it contains an exclusive, powerful extract of organic harungana which helps to fight skin slackening. The next product is the Clarins Super Restorative Night cream which compliments the day cream perfectly and works to correct age spots and restores an even complexion.
The Clarins Super Restorative range is new out from John Lewis and celebrates older skin making it ideal for ladies approaching the menopause. I am a regular Clarins user although I’ve not chosen this range before as I’ve just turned 40 but I will use these creams when I’m finished with the product I’m currently using – you’ll see that further down this list!
The next items are make-up brushes from QVS which stands for ‘Quality, Value, Style’. I came across this company when I was attending Northern blogging conference, Blog On The two tone foundation brush helps you to apply foundation like a make-up artist and create a flawless base – much better than using my fingers! Then you can see the eyeshadow brush which is nicely sized to add some detail such as a sweep of dark powder over the light to create a smoky eye. The chunky brush at the bottom is a compact powder brush which is a great handbag sized tool for taking out with you. All the brushes are available from QVS
The next product is Spatone – a liquid iron supplement to help pregnant women fulfil their daily iron requirements. When you’re pregnant your baby needs the iron it gets from you to grow and develop but this can leave the mum-to-be a little low! This sachet of apple flavoured iron rich water has added vitamin C too.
This new Roger&Gallet hand & nail balm comes in an invigorating scent and is the perfect size for travel! I’ve been keeping this one in the glove box of my car to apply throughout the day.
In the tube is La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios XL comfort cream – a very high protection sun cream designed for sensitive and sun intolerant skin. With no perfumes and no parabens, the cream tackles the damage caused by long UVAs and has a melt-in texture. Recommended by dermatologists worldwide, this will keep me protected all summer long. La Roche-Posay has brought out this new video to encourage us all to become a #SkinChecker and check our moles to prevent skin cancer. The video gets the message across in a super furry way – check it out!
Rescue Remedy from Bach’s Flower Essences at Nelson’s has been around for years and has helped people all over the world to cope with everyday stresses and emotional demands. Just 4 drops onto your tongue as required is enough to help you through frustrations or stresses and stay on top of your day. I’m saving this bottle to have on hand for the teenage exam season, in case it is needed!
The large white packet is an It Works! Body Wrap that should be worn for 45 minutes and the next one in 72 hours. This new product contours the body and gets rid of ‘mummy tummy’!
The next two products from La Roche-Posay are allergy compatable products and have the British Allergy Foundation seal of approval. Pictured above is the Intense Soothing Care Face and Eyes and the smaller bottle below that is the Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour and has anti discomfort qualities. If you suffer with hayfever or allergies then this is the skin care for you.
Next is the Vichy Liftactiv Supreme and this has been my day cream for the last month. It has a lovely thick but not heavy consistency and a little really goes a long way! It has moisturised my skin well and has anti-wrinkle properties to keep me looking young and I love the fact that the lid has a mirrored top so I can use it to apply my lipstick when I’m rushing out the door!
The green bottle contains a beautifully scented shower gel from Korres from their new water lily bath and body collection. This fragrance is absolutely gorgeous and the shower gel has a handy flip top lid for easy shower useage! From the same collection is the Korres Water Lily body milk which has a delicate scent and a powdery texture. As the shower gel has such a strong fragrance, it’s ideal that the body milk is more subtle. The body milk has essential skin energy boosting agents too – just what I need for a busy day running after the kids!
Lastly you can see the QVS Pro Nail Shaper which is dual sided with a medium and fine side for filing and shaping. This stays in my handbag to smooth out any nicks or ragged edges that I might get on my nails in between manicures.
So there we have it! All these products have been designed to help out busy women in one way or another and I’m glad that there are companies out there bringing out products to support us modern mums in the lives that we lead!
Thank you to all the companies mentioned for the review products and click here to see all my Beauty Insider posts