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Antipodes Hero Vegan Skincare Products

I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Antipodes this year. I am all about that natural skincare life when it comes to using products on my face (mainly skincare) If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know how much I love natural skincare with oils. As much as makeup is my life, skincare plays a huge part for me too. The favourite part of my day is taking it all off to be honest. When you enjoy your skincare routine so much, you look forward to it, you know you’re doing something right!

Three of the Hero Vegan Skincare products from Antipodes are as follows:

  • Antipodes Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser
  • Antipodes Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator
  • Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream

Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser

Just as it says on the tube – the cleanser is gentle. It’s cream based, so you apply it dryu in circular motions rubbing away any dirt and grime and it’s so good at taking off eye makeup too. The cleanser has been created especially for sensitive skin and it contains a blend of nutrient-rich avacado oil as well as Vinzanza Oxifend. This is a super antioxident which is sourced from sun drenched pinot noir grape seed kernals. My skin feels amazing after using this and it’s really so gentle. It’s also formulated with marigold flower and doubles up as an antiseptic agent, helping to reduce any inflammation. It comes with 120ml worth of product and retails at £24.99 online.

Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator

Exfoliation is a must at least once a week. I usually do this on a Friday or Saturday night. The Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator is very gentle, but it gets the job done. It’s formulated with 100% pure avacado oil and jojoba beads and this helps to lift away any dirt, pollution and excess oil – which is perfect for me as I have very oily skin. Calendula oil and carrot seed extract are also included and these help to clear, nurture and repair the skin, and native New Zealand ingredient, tonka bean, is present to calm and balance skin’s appearance. You get 75ml worth of prodyct and it retails at £21.99 online.

Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream

This is a light and non-oily facial day cream that enhances skin’s natural hydration. All organic ingredients of manuka honey, sweet almond and avocado oil combine with macadamia and jojoba to balance and moisturise. Manuka flower oil has antibacterial, healing and protective properties that benefit the skin and the extraordinary collagen boosting powers of avocado oil soften and regenerate. There’s 60ml worth of product, and it retails at £28.99 online.

All the products can be purchased from Beauty Bay, and if you’re after something that’s quite natural and soft on the skin, I highly recommend the Antipodes range.

 

*PR sample. All views are my own.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter

It’s no secret I love my highligters, and while I’m usually on top of all the new releases, this one managed to bypass me. It was a case of me thinking this wouldn’t sell out so fast and boy was I wrong. Just before Black Friday, Feel Unique emailed me to say it had come back into stock, and of course I had to immediately purchase it!

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter is in collaboration with US Influencer and Instagram star Amra Olevic, also known by the name Amrezy. I discovered the art of glowing thanks to Amrezy, and I have been a loyal follower since she started her account. Amrezy started her career as a Makeup Artist, and now she’s made a career out of Instagram.

The limited edition highlighter has an ultra smooth formula promoting a radiant finish, and to be honest, it looks just that in the pan too.

‘I live for the perfect glow- it’s a constant focus in my makeup routine. I’m always looking for the most luminous glow with a natural, second skin finish. This collaboration with ABH brings my highlighter dreams to life, and I’m so happy to share this “sun in a compact” with my Rezy riders.’ – Amrezy

When creating the shade, Amrezy wanted to keep the highlighting shade a universal one, so that it could be used all over the face, eyes and body as well as different skin tones.

As with all my highlighters, I’ve been enjoying using this wet and dry with my ride or die that is Fix Plus.

I love that it comes with a mirror too. I top up my makeup throughout the day, and it’s very handy to have to this in one compact.

The best way for me to to use this, is with an angled or fluffy brush. At the moment, I am loving my Anastasia Beverly Hills A23 Brush. This is a brush that has been specifically designed to pick up glow. It sets really nicely on the face and gives me a really intense glow. Obviously I am a magpie for pretty packaging, and the gold stars on the compact give it a really nice high end feel to it. The compact feels surprisingly heavy, and really gives it a luxe look.

I have fair/medium skin tone and this highlighter literally applies so beautifully on my face. I haven’t been able to put this down since I got it. It’s become a fast favourite for me. I glow all day, everyday – meaning highlighter is a must in my daily makeup routine.

I keep building and building for an intense glow. It doesn’t stop there. I use it on my eyelids, browbone highlight, inner corner highlight, lips, you name it.

I’ve always loved the ABH highlighter formula and this one gets a big thumbs UP from me. I believe this is currently all sold out again at the usual outlets (Cult Beauty, Beauty Bay, ABH UK, Feel Unique and Selfridges) We need to pray for another restock, or at least to make this highlighter permanent.

Did you manage to pick this beauty up when it restocked?

 

 

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A’Kin Moisture Rich Miracle Facial Trio Gift Set

Today’s gift guide on the blog features a brand that I have long used – A’Kin. I love their oils, I use them religously and for Christmas, they have released a facial trio set which I am very excited about. I like to use good skincare, and I like to gift good skincare too. This trio makes a great gift for your Mums, Sisters or Cousins.

Miracle Facial Trio Set

It contains three full size hero products which come presented in a beautful wooden effect coffret box and muslin cloth. Great to use during the cold winter months, this set will restore all the moistuire from the cold back into your skin.

The set contains:

  • Nourishing Cream Cleanser & Toner 140ml Pump
  • Rose Mist Toner 150ml Pump
  • Rosehip Oil Facial Moisturiser 150ml Pump

The first thing I love instantly is that all the products come with a pump dispenser which makes life so much easier when using the products. There’s nothing more I dislike than wasted product. This is also a much tidier way of using the products too.

The Important Bits

  • Austrailian made and owned
  • Paraben free
  • Suplhate free
  • Not tested on animals
  • 100% vegan

Nourishing Cream Cleanser & Toner 140ml Pump

This 2 in 1 cleanser is perfect to dry or sensitive skin. It contains Rose, Geranium, Shea Butter and Avacado oil. I love cream cleansers at the moment for removing my makeup as well as cleansing my skin. This will be a good present for a any makeup or skincare lover because it will quickly remove any dirt or impurities. Your skin will be left feeling nourished and hydrated with this impressive ingredient list. How can it be a toner as well? This is a question to be wondered. Well, it also includes Witch Hazel which adds this balance to the formula. You can reap the benefits of cleansing and toning all in one. Especially, after a long night at a party.

Rose Mist Toner 150ml Pump

Mist toners are a thing these days, and I’m all for them. So after using the double cleanser and toner in one, you can mist your face with this tonic spray which works to boost the radiance within the skin. Infused with a cocktail of hearty ingredients, this works well in soothing the skin. Ingredients such as Rose Essence and certified organic Aloe Vera relax and soothe the skin.

Rosehip Oil Facial Moisturiser 150ml Pump

Skincare routines must be finshed off with moisturising. The Rosehip Facial Oil Moisturiser is lightweight, rich and soft. It contains three Certififed Organic oils (Rosehip, Avacado and Shea Butter) which restore and nourish the skin. Mixed with Aloe Vera extract, this trio will have your skin glowing, even without any makeup!

This limited edition set retails at £36, and can be found at A’Kin.

 

*PR sample. All views are my own.

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Sniph: Scent Wardrobe

There’s nothing more I like than building my scent collection. I am partial to a subscription box or two, and recently I’ve been introduced to Sniph. Sniph is like a subscription service for perfume and here’s how it works..

Sniph curates perfumes for their six distinctive collections from exclusive boutique perfume houses around the world and delivers them directly to members’ doorsteps. Whether you’re looking for “the one” or want to create a scent wardrobe to match every mood, style and occasion, Sniph is here to make the experience as smooth and delightful as possible.

This is a fun and inexpensive way to discover scenting. Every month, Sniph will send you small bottles of branded perfumes to be used in conjunction with the smart case they provide. Subscriptions start from just £9 a month, and you can cancel at any time.

Perfume can be quite difficult to buy for people at the best of times, but with this service, you’re given a nice selection to chooe from, and that’s what makes it a great gift idea too. You have the chance to discover 12 unique scents per year from niche perfume houses and they come in a 8ml bottle.

You can choose from four different collections – Female Classics, Trending Now, Clean and Avant-Garde.

I have opted for Female Classics, because I felt the scents reflected my personailty well.

Give the gift of scenting this Christmas with Sniph. You can buy your subscription online and you can cancel it at any time. This is a great gifting idea for anyone who wants to stand out from the crowd, because the scents are so unique. It’s also a great way to buuld your scent wardrobe.

 

*PR sample. All views are my own.

 

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Soap & Glory Zuki X S&G BUBBLE ACT™

It’s that time of year again! Every year, Soap & Glory introduce a Star Gift to Boots which is brimming with goodies. You’ll know from my previous posts how much I love this brand, because I use it in my day to day bath and body routine. This year, they have knocked it out of the park! The Bubble Act set is in collaboration with multi talented graphic designer Zuki Turner. Zuki has worked with some of the world’s hottest brands including Stylist, Marie Claire and Tommy Hilfiger. The set comes packed in a very festive tin (which can be used later to store all your products in) and it basically has every product you will ever need. The metal tin cultivates Zuki’s signature collage style with Soap & Glory’s circus theme for Christmas this year. I love the pastel colours in it, and it’s very sturdy too.

Soap & Glory were kind enough to gift me this set to share with you all, and I am super excited about it! As you can tell from the theme of my blog, Pink is my colour, and the products fit in perfectly with my colour scheme.

There’s 12 pieces in this set. The original price is £60, but you can bag this entire full size collection for only £30. This is an absolute bargain price. Often with sets, you’ll find travel or sample sizes, so the fact that you get full size products is even more reason to grab this!

Let’s get down to the contents..

  • The Righteous Butter Body Butter, 300ml
  • Clean On Me Creamy Moisture Shower Gel, 500ml
  • The Scrub of Your Life Smoothing Body Buffer, 200ml
  • Hand Food Non-greasy Hydrating Hand Cream, 250ml
  • Fizz a Ball Original Pink Bath Bomb, 100g
  • Original Pink Body Spray, 100ml
  • Melty Talented Dry Skin Balm, 30g
  • Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk, 350ml
  • Bright & Beautiful Radiance Boosting Mask, 29g
  • Rushower Dry Shampoo, 200ml
  • Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss in Bare Enough, 7ml
  • Thick & Fast High Definition *Collagen Coat Mascara in Black, 10ml

Soap & Glory is one of the most popular brands sold at Boots, and I know lots of people look (myself included) look forward to their holiday sets each year. There’s everything you’ll need to complete your beauty regime with – bath, body, makeup and skincare. This is the perfect Christmas present for any beauty lover with an assortment of goodies to try. There’s a few items in this set which I’ve not yet tried, so I am very excited to test it out!

I would advise you to be quick before this amazing value sells out. You can purchase Bubble Act online or in store. Let me know if you pick one up!

 

*PR sample. All views are my own. 

 

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