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Nugg Lip Mask Review

I spotted Nugg Lip Mask in Selfridges when I was last in London and I couldn't resist picking it up.  It comes in a cute little gold ball which kinda reminds me of the Harry Potter Quidditch Golden Snitch ball. It is an all natural lip mask that hydrates and softens lips.  You apply a generous layer of the product to your lips and leave on for 20 minutes to let it sink in, then gently remove any product that remains.  You can use it any time, as often as you like.  I prefer to use it on a night, once or twice a week but depending on how dry your lips are you may want to use it more.
The ingredients are all natural - Shea Butter, Coconut Oil (both ingredients hydrate and soften lips), Liquorice Root Complex (helps naturally enhance lips) & Irish Moss Extract (conditions lips).  The product is all natural and vegan and there are no petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances or colours.
Nugg Lip Mask costs £10 for 7g.  My pot seems to have lasted ages even if you apply it genero…

Space NK The AW17 Collection Goody Bag

I have been waiting for a decent GWP goody bag from one of the online beauty stores for a while now.  I keep items in my basket online until one pops up and then I can make a large purchase alongside getting the GWP which is worth a decent amount.  Recently Space NK had an offer if you purchased £175 worth of products or more you got The AW17 Collection worth over £280.  I know that £175 is a lot of money but I haven't made a big purchase in a while so that I save my purchases for when these offers come along as it's a great way to try out products that you wouldn't normally buy.  I also purchased it with my sister so I'm only paying half which makes it more palatable.
The AW17 Collection  is a collaboration with fashion designer Giles Deacon which includes 22 Space NK favourites which includes 2 full size products.  There is also a really nice make up bag included which Giles Deacon has worked with Bags of Ethics to design.  It was made in an ethical and environmentall…

Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Coconut Hair Products

When I saw Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Coconut Hair Products in Boots, I had to buy some of them as I love coconut products.  Added to the fact that they were half price in Boots, I also used my advantage card points to get a couple of the products free so only ended up spending £8 for 4 products in total. I bought the CoCo LoCo Hairspray which is a fine spray that holds my hair in place without any stiffness or crispy curls.  It also has a light coconut fragrance that is very nice, especially for a hairspray.  It works well on the fine flyaway hairs on your hairline.  It's £5.99 for 250ml.
I haven't used a hair mousse for ages as usually they leave my curls sticky and crunchy which is not a great look.  The CoCo LoCo CoConut Mousse does not do that.  It's a lightweight mousse that helps keep my curls frizz free and soft.  This product also has a light coconut fragrance.  It's £5.99 for 200ml.
The CoCo LoCo CoConut Spritz helps to moisturise and detangle my curls and it's …

Absolute Collagen Daily Dose of Beauty Oral Liquid Supplement

I was recently sent Absolute Collagen Daily Dose of Beauty Oral Liquid Supplement* to try out.  Absolute Collagen is a new British Brand and the Daily Dose of Beauty is an anti-ageing, high grade marine collagen oral liquid supplement which you can take directly from the sachet or alternatively mix into a drink.  It helps to fight the visible signs of ageing and supports skin, nails, hair and joints. Each daily 10ml liquid supplement contains the highest concentrated dose of premium peptan f2000 hydrolysed marine collagen 8,000mg (8grams) of collagen.  It is also infused with vitamin C.  As it is a liquid it is absorbed better into the bloodstream than tablet form and contains no fillers, binders or plastic coatings.  This does contain fish collagen which is absorbed at a higher level into the bloodstream and circulated throughout the body more easily than other types of collagen. By the age of 40 we have lost around a third of our natural collagen which causes our skin to start to wrin…

EVERPRO beauty ZERO Grey Temporary Root Concealer and Root Touch-Up Magnetic Powder

I was recently sent the EVERPRO beauty ZERO Grey Temporary Root Concealer* and Root Touch-Up Magnetic Powder* to try out.  I have dark brown hair so I chose the Black/Dark Brown Version. EVERPRO beauty ZERO Grey Temporary Root Concealer is very similar to most root sprays on the market and was a good colour match for my hair.  It was simple to use just spray on to dry hair on areas to be covered.  This instantly covered my grey and dried fairly quickly.  I did notice that I managed get a stain on one of my ears and also my scalp was stained as well but it washed off my ear easily and wasn't too noticeable on my scalp.  The colour matched my hair really well so it is something I would use when I'm feeling too lazy to colour my hair.
I was most interested in the EVERPRO beauty Zero Grey Root Touch-Up Magnetic Powder as I haven't used a product like this before.  The packaging is very sleek and looks more like a makeup product.  You open the top to reveal what looks like an eye…

Primark Eau De Parfum Private Collection

When I was browsing in Primark recently, I noticed a stand with perfumes, hand washes and hand creams that had a bit of a Jo Malone vibe about it.  I instantly started spraying the perfumes and realised it was more than just a vibe, some of the perfumes are dupes for actual Jo Malone perfumes.  The Eau De Parfum comes in 20ml sprays for £3 and 100ml sprays for £8.  For these bargainous prices I bought 5 of the 20ml sprays to try out and I am really happy that I did.  Here's what I bought: The outer packaging is very sleek and definitely makes the perfumes look more expensive than they are.  I like the fact that the 20ml perfumes come in spray form, rather than roll-on and for £3 you can afford to pick up all of the fragrances to try out.  There was one fragrance that I didn't purchase on the day which had vanilla in the title, but I might pick that one up next time I go to Primark. Pomegranate & Black Tea - this is very similar to Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir (which I own).

Empties August 2017

Here are the products that I have managed to finish in the last few months.  You can read my last empties post here.
Phyto Phytolisse Perfecting Smoothing Shampoo - didn't do much for my curly hair. Elemis Frangipani Monoi Bath & Shower Nectar - this was nice and I would buy it again if there is another QVC TSV. Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray - It's quite expensive for a face mist, but I love moisture surge products so I would probably buy this again as it left my face feeling hydrated. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner - I love Shea Moisture products as they are great for my curly hair.  I wrote a review of this product here. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads - Didn't have any noticeable effect on my skin. Vivienne Westwood Naughty Alice Velvet Body Veil - I love the perfume, so I would happily get this again if it came in a set. Skin Republic Collagen Infusion Face Mask Sheet - As nice as any other sheet mask…

Sockshop Beautyfeet Heel Pad Socks Review

I have been trying out the Sockshop Beautyfeet Heel Pad Socks* recently.  I have been wearing them for a couple of weeks now so it's time to let you know how I got on. Sockshop Beautyfeet Heel Pad Socks are great to use on hard, dry and rough heels.  They have an integrated nourishing pad in each sock containing a secret, patented formula with advanced moisturising ingredients, a Chinese herbal recipe, and Nano-Silver, an antibacterial particle technology. You wear them daily to help care for and nourish your dry heels. It recommends using them for 8 hours a day, for at least 14 days.  You should start to see results after one day.

I tend to wear these socks at night but they can be worn through the day as well.   I have very dry heels as I often wear footwear such as Sketchers and Toms that don't need socks and it does dry out my heels.  I do have lotions and potions but more often then not I do forget to apply them.  Just having to pull on a pair of socks at night is ideal for…

SPACENK N.dulge Loyalty Programme

If you ever  shop at SPACENK then it's definitely worth signing up to the SPACENK N.dulge Loyalty Programme.  It's free to join and offers benefits including: Earn 1 point for every £1 spent (100 points = £5 to spend) Receive advanced access to sales Receive a special birthday gift and double points days Attend exclusive events with free gifts and treatments It's free to join and you can sign up here.
The reason I wanted to let you know about N.dulge is because I just received my birthday gift from them and it's a good one.  I received 3 deluxe sized products which I can't wait to try out.  The gift included Eve Lom Rescue Mask (15ml), Omorovicza Cleansing Foam (25ml) and Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara (4g).  What a great gift.  Thanks SPACENK.
I wrote about other loyalty cards that I use here.
Leigh This is NOT a sponsored post

Da'Dude Da'Hair Spray Review

I was very kindly sent Da'Dude Da'Hair Spray* to try out.  I am always on the look out for great hair products as I have unruly curly hair that is hard to tame. Da'Dude Da'Hair Spray is described as having an extra strong matte finish with long lasting hold which comes in a premium class gift box.  It recommends building up the hold gradually by spraying in a sweeping motion then waiting 20 seconds before spraying again.  I generally wear my hair up to work so like to use hair spray to make sure that I don't have strands of flyaway hair throughout the day and this was great for that.  When I go out on an evening I like to wear my hair down but worry about my hair getting frizzy and I found this hair spray to have just the right level of hold to keep my curls in place without getting crispy hair (all you curly haired girls out there know what I mean).  It has a matte finish which I liked and I didn't get any flakes in my hair when I used it.  It was also easy to …

Superdrug Revlon Lip Offer

I just wanted to let you know about a great offer in Superdrug at the moment.  Revlon lip products are all £5.99 at the moment and there is also a 3 for 2 offer on as well.  I bought 3 Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolorswhich normally retail at £7.99 each.  They should have cost £23.97, but with these 2 offers they only cost £11.98 which is an absolute bargain as that's half price. I bought 3 colours - Desert, Coral & Vineyard and I love them all.  They are very creamy and easy to apply. It's definitely a good time to stock up on Revlon lip products at Superdrug right now.

Leigh I bought these products with my own money

Aldi Lacura Exfoliating Mud Mask Review

I recently picked up the Lacura Exfoliating Mud Mask from Aldi which I had heard was a good dupe for a Glamglow mask.  I love the packaging which is silver with black and turquoise writing.  It is only £5.99 for 50ml, but the packaging makes it look like a more expensive product.

The important thing though is it a good product?  I can honest say I really liked it.  It is a clay product that is easy to apply.  It did make my face tingle when I first applied it, but it soon calmed down.  It's not recommended for sensitive skin though.  You can leave it on for 5-10 minutes  (I left it on for 10 minutes) and then  remove it with warm water.  After removing the mask my skin felt clean and smooth without feeling tight.  You can use it 1-2 times a week.
The Lacura Exfoliating Mud Mask from Aldi  is a clay mask which has extracts of green tea, witch hazel (to soothe skin) and red algae.  It also contains walnut shell which is very fine so doesn't feel harsh on the skin. 
As I mentioned …

Balance Active Formula Snake Venom Range

If you are looking for a budget skincare range to try out then I can recommend Balance Active Formula Snake Venom Range* which I was recently sent to try out.  This range uses a snake venom-like peptide called SYN-AKE which is clinically proven to 'freeze' wrinkles and fine lines, whilst creating a smoother appearance.
First of all the Balance Active Formula Snake Venom Eye Cream* helps to blur fine lines and minimise dark circles.
The Balance Active Formula Wrinkle-Freeze Serum* is a concentrated formula that penetrates the skin and has been tested to reduce crows feet by 24% and smooth up to 52% of forehead wrinkles.
Finally, the Balance Active Formula Instant Effect Wrinkle Filler* contains ingredients that are clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lift and plump skin and give a more rested and radiant look.
These products are all paraben free and best of all prices start from just £3.  Considering the price the packaging doesn't look cheap.…

Primark Beauty Haul

I picked up a few beauty products in Primark recently that I wanted to show you.  I only spent £8.50, but I am really happy with what I bought. The PS Primer Water was £2 for 150ml and it preps skin for make-up application.  It's silicon free, alcohol free and oil free.
The Holler and Glow Nail Polish in the shade Mermaid Tails is a pretty top coat that adds a splash of sparkle to any nail polish in a very subtle pretty manner (no photo swatches as it doesn't show up very well on camera).  This cost £2.
I had to buy the PS Pointed Unicorn Bae Nails as they are so cute and colourful and who doesn't love unicorns.  These were £2. Finally, I bought the PS......XXL Plump Intense Colour Lip Plumping Gloss in Whatever.  This is a pretty pink colour, although I am not sure that it does plump up my lips.  Love the colour though.  This was £2.50.
Leigh I bought these products with my own money

Elegant Touch Express 3 Minute Manicure Bargains at Superdrug

I wanted to do a really quick post to let you know that there are some bargain Elegant Touch Express 3 Minute Manicure False Nails available in Superdrug stores right now (none of the cheap ones are available online).  I bought 4 different styles for 80p or 90p each (£3.40 in total for all 4 products).  I really like these nails as they are quick and easy to apply due to the fact that they are pre-glued. The 4 that I bought were - Deep Navy, Cornflower Blue, Neon Roses & Pink Foil.  They are currently on the Elegant Touch website for £7.99 each.  If you want to grab a bargain, hurry down to Superdrug to see if they have any left.

I bought these products with my own money

Da'Dude Da'Wax Ultra Strong Hold Hair Styling Wax Review & Giveaway

I was recently sent Da'Dude Da'Wax Ultra Strong Hold Styling Wax* to review.  First impressions of this product are great as it comes in a eco friendly laser bamboo tub inside a reusable bag rather than the standard plastic tub.  The company suggest reusing both the bag and tub once you have finished with the product which I will definitely be doing. The product itself looks like a thick cream rather than a wax.  You just use a fingertip size portion of the wax, rub between your palms and style your hair.  You can use it on dry or towel dried hair.  I prefer to use it on towel dried hair. Easy as that, it gives firm hold with a natural matte finish. 
Da'Dude Da'Wax costs £18.95 for 100ml and can be bought directly from their website here.
The company does not test on animals and their products are Paraben, Sulfates and Phthalates free. 

You can read more about the company here.  If you have any questions about the products you can contact the owners through their website…

Wash Wizard Sponges

With the festival season now in full swing, it seems appropriate to review Wash Wizard.   It's a complete body wash sponge which is an essential for festivals, camping trips and anywhere where you need to freshen up when there is no access to showers.  Each sponge is wrapped individually for one use.  Simply add water and squeeze the sponge to activate the aloe vera foam.  The sponge generated enough foam to wash my entire body and left me feeling clean without the need for showering and there was no residue left behind.  The foam does not need to be rinsed off, it can just be left to air dry without the need for a towel. The Wash Wizard is hypo-allergenic and fragrance free and the sponge and packaging can be recycled.  The sponge contains organic aloe vera and sodium lauryl sulfoacetate.  I think this sponge would be great for travelling as well, as it's compact so easy to fit into backpacks and carryon bags without taking up much room.
A pack of 5 Wash Wizard sponges costs £7…

Primark Disney Chip Purse Giveaway

Primark is selling lots of must have items at the moment and one of the hardest to get hold of is the Disney Chip merchandise from Beauty and the Beast.  I happened to be in-store when I noticed a stand with some of the Chip purses on it, so I picked up one for myself and another for you good people to win in a giveaway.  All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.  This giveaway is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY.
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Good luck everyone.