Thursday, 9 February 2017

Philip Kingsley Coconut Breeze Elasticizer



When my hair is in need of some serious TLC (and let’s face it in winter that’s pretty much all the time) there’s one product I always go to and trust to sort it out.

That product is Philip Kingsley’s multi award winning Elasticizer and now it is available in a GORGEOUS new scent, Coconut Breeze.




Originally created for Audrey Hepburn, Elasticizer is an intensive, super conditioning, pre-shampoo treatment that delivers a rush of moisture to the hair’s cuticle; suppleness, elasticity and bounce appear instantly without weighing down or coating the hair. 

With an impressive celebrity following including Georgia-May Jagger, Cate Blanchett and Gwyneth Paltrow, Elasticizer is every beauty editor’s go-to treatment, for healthy, beautiful hair. 




The new Coconut Breeze Elasticizer is infused with luxurious notes of coconut, jasmine, almond and vanilla to seduce your senses and take you away to a tropical paradise! Enriched with elastin, castor oil and olive oil, plus sunscreen for UV protection this treatment doesn’t just leave your hair smelling beautiful, it leaves it looking it too.

Suitable for use once or twice a week, apply before shampooing. Dampen your hair and apply the rich Elasticizer cream from the mid lengths to the end of your locks and don’t be afraid to be generous with your application.




Cover you hair with a shower cap or towel to create heat and help the nutrients to be fully absorbed and leave for 10-20 minutes. After that you can simply shampoo and condition as usual, however you’ll notice immediately a difference in your hair.

When I use my Elasticizer my hair is instantly transformed; it is super shiny, soft and feels stronger.




It is quite an expensive product but is worth its weight in gold if you suffer from hair in need of some serious pampering.

The new Philip Kingsley Coconut Breeze Elasticizer is available now and costs £19.50 for 75ml.
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Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.9 eau de parfum



Botanical Essence No.9 Is the beautiful new eau de parfum from Liz Earle.

This deep, evocative and seductive scent is over 90% derived from natural ingredients and has been blended with responsibly sourced, natural botanicals.




Firstly let’s just appreciate how gorgeous this bottle is. So simple and chic with the deep purple of the bottle hinting at what lies within.

No. 9 features top notes of juicy Blackcurrant bud, punchy bergamot and red ginger.




Heart notes feature deep, dark and seductive notes of Osmanthus, Damask Rose and smooth patchouli before base notes of woody Oakmoss, Haitian vetiver and the warming sweet vanilla round off the scent.

It is a beautiful fragrance that is perfect for women who enjoy headier, richer fragrances.




While there is a sweet and fruity element to it, it is in my opinion overwhelmingly deep, mysterious and alluring.

I love wearing it and knowing that it contains natural ingredient too which I think offers quite a unique element to the perfume.




Liz Earle’s Botanical Essence No.9 eau de parfum is available now and costs £49 for 50ml.
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Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation



When a product contains the word ‘Magic’ in its name, you expect big things from it.

When Charlotte Tilbury launched her Magic Foundation I sat back and waited to see what people made of it before jumping in myself and all I saw were rave reviews.




‘The best foundation ever’, ‘amazing’ and ‘brilliant’ were just some of the positive words often associated with it, so despite not being a regular foundation-wearing-kinda-gal I decided to try it for myself.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation is an anti-ageing foundation designed for all ages and all skin tones. It offers full coverage but without the heavy feeling thanks to its weightless texture.




Five years in the making, this hyper-intelligent formula dispenses evenly over your skin and does not sit in imperfections.

It contains some powerful skin loving ingredients including Laricyl (a concentrate mushroom extract) to improve skins firmness, tighten pores and moisturise, Hylauronic Filling Spheres which plump the skin with water, reversing wrinkle grooves and Supercharged Vitamin C which converts to pure vitamin c within the skin, giving protection and energy directly to the skin’s cells and DNA.




Whether you suffer from acne, redness, discolouration or dull, tired skin Magic Foundation claims to be able to give you perfect looking skin. But does it really?

In a word, yes, Yes it absolutely does!




Available in 15 different shades it is super easy to find a tone to match your skin (I’m a shade 3 by the way).

As you might be able to see from the photos, when dispensed from it’s really chic bottle, the formula appears thick and creamy.




Despite this I was very surprised to find that once blended across my face it’s texture was revealed to be extremely lightweight. It felt like a second skin and I could hardly feel it on my face which was amazing as one if the reasons I don’t wear foundation regularly is that I can’t stand the feeling of wearing a mask of make up.

Despite its super light texture it offers incredible, full coverage. It is buildable so you can create more coverage in problem areas if needed and still it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing foundation.




I found it worked amazingly at reducing the redness around my nose, covering acne scars and for neutralising the purple bags under my eyes, so much so that I didn’t need to use my usual heavy duty eye concealer, unheard of since having my kids!

It left my combibation skin feeling fresh, soft and smooth all day and dare I say it even helped to mattify my oily t-zone for far longer than many other foundations I’ve tried.




I am seriously impressed by this foundation and without a doubt it deserves to be called ‘Magic’!
Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation is available now and costs £29.50.
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