Monday, 3 July 2017

Summer Skincare Saviours

Hi Lovelies, I hope you are all well?
For me summer is one of my favourite times of the year because I love the fashion, the longer days ice cream and all of the summer things well all love and enjoy ( as long as its not too hot because you know its either too hot or too cold ahah). Even though I love soaking in the sunshine my skincare is also very important to me and more now that ever because the sun is brighter and warmer in the summer. We all need to use a suncream to prevent sunburn and burns or worse, its very important to get a suncream in the right SPF to guard and protect our skin.

Apart from the obvious suncream I like to add more love and attention to my skin because I notice if I don't pay enough attention to my skin it can get really dry especially my face, hands and my feet so keeping them moisturised is a big priority for me. As you may notice they are 5 products below but I will be writing more than just these 5. 

summer skincare saviours
The Body Shop Tea Tree Cleanser
Honestly I can't praise this product enough, it has a very refreshing scent and makes me more alert and awake in the mornings. This is a foam and is applied to the skin just as you would a moisturiser and washed off with just plain warm water. I use this most mornings as does my partner as it helps reduce my blemishes and also helps keep pores clear too. I think this is a bargain as I have just under half and I have used this for nearly 6 months now and it cost a very respectable £6. 

oOlution Eye Love
This is one of the reasons I absolutely love getting mostly subscription boxes because otherwise I would never of been able to find this fabulous product. This eye cream is amazing at keeping my under eyes moisturised, reducing dark circles and puffiness. I personally have dark circles and this has helped reduce that and also its been a good base for applying concealer. I got this in my march glossy box and once it has gone I will be repurchasing.

Dr Botanicals Facial Oil
If you asked me about facial oils and serums a few years ago I would of shrugged my shoulders and not had a clue about them but now I have so many of them and they are part of my everyday routine as well as my summer routine. This facial oil feels super luxurious and soft on my skin and only takes 4 drops for my face and neck. It feels very oily for about 5 minutes but once it sinks into the skin after that time my skin feels so much more softer. I also like to use this as a base before applying makeup.
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summer skincare saviours

Lush Snow Fairy Body Conditioner 
Any conditioner from lush would do but this is my all time favourite for summer! I know this is a Christmas product but I feel like this more of summer scented product with the 4 key ingredients/scents of cherry fusion, mango butter, cocoa butter and avocado which for me are very summery but you know everyone has a different opinion on that. I usually put this on after having a shower as it keeps my skin feeling soft with a little bit of a sparkle, it kinda makes me feel like a unicorn haha.

Nip and Fab Kale Fix Moisturiser 
I hit the jackpot when I won this and some other products from a competition I won last year! This is very lightweight and has a lovely fresh scent. It contains superfoods of kale,  watercress and almond oil and benefits the skin by soothing and moisturising with aloe vera and shea butter. Not only is it a lovely treat for the skin its also none greasy too, I usually have combination skin and that helps to keep my skin moisturised and a more even base. This costs a fair price of £19.95 which I think is a good price as mine has only just ran out and I've used mine for well over 7 months, so lasting product.

What are your favourite skincare products at the moment?

Next in summer series 
Keeping lips moisturised
SPF Product Guide
Summer Fragrances
Lipstick favourites: Summer Edition

Melissa x
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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Dr Botanicals Advanced Purifying Overnight Masque | Review

Dr Botanicals Advanced Purifying Overnight Masque
Hi Lovelies
When it comes to skincare I feel that now more than ever they are more skincare products to choose from and it can be an uphill challenge deciding which ones we want to try and which will work best for our own skincare needs. Everyone is different when it comes to their own personal favourites but I like to use a few products to keep my skin looking and feeling as good as I tend to get dry patches on my skin and also rosacea.

 If you are a regular reader on my blog  you would of probably seen Dr Botanicals featured on my blog a few times including my first impressions post. Since then I have tried a few products and the most recent one is this one which is an overnight masque. 
dr botanicals overnight masque review
What is an overnight masque?
Unlike most face masques this is a face mask that you can actually sleep in, you simply apply it just as you would with any night time cream that you would put on at night time. The difference is from any other night cream is that this more intensive and works through out the night. 

Why an overnight masque?
Skin cells regeneration almost doubles at night so an overnight masque thats intensive can help repair and moisturise the skin.

Key Ingredients
  • Papaya which is rich is vitamin C and other minerals 
  • Jojoba Oil which helps to enhance skins elasticity and suppleness 
  • Sweet Almond Oil which contains natural fatty acids and vitamins A, B2, B6 and E which all in all helps keep the skin healthy and moisturised. 
First Impressions 
I really like the packaging for this as its straight to the point and also very well made too. The containers are quite small but you don't need much product so it will last quite a while. 

The cream itself feels very silky and has a very nice fresh scent to it. Once you put it on your skin it is very cooling and for me personally it felt rather relaxing. It does feel rather thick on your skin but you have to realise that this is a overnight masque rather than an overnight cream. Even though it was rather thick it did sink into my skin within 5 minutes, so I would suggest if you put this on at night time to read a book or something and wait for this to dry before going straight to sleep. 


My Thoughts
I just love this overnight cream and I tend to use it once a week since it is a thick and intense cream but for me thats enough as it leaves my skin feeling very soft, especially once I wake up the next morning after this cream. My partner has been using this as well and he likes to use it too and he says 'its a treat for me especially with my busy schedule'.

This cream is normally £67! BUT I have a discount code which reduces the price of this cream all the way down to the bargain price of £19.99!

Code: FRUITYBLOG 

For more info check out their website: http://www.drbotanicals.com
Have you tried an overnight masque before?

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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Body Cream | Review

dr botanicals moroccan rose
With all the skincare products out there it can be a little bit of a task to find products that  are 100% natural with added benefits such as nourishing the skin and also to have a nice scent too. I have recently being trying this body cream from Dr Botanicals.

Dr Botanicals is a natural skincare company that are made in the UK and sell lots of different skincare products including oils, moisturisers and much more. Dr Botanicals are 100% organic and are cruelty free and the products are also vegan  friendly too. The prices are premium but the products are natural and are sourced by plants and are completely paraben free and harmful preservative free, so the prices are justified and I also have a discount code for you all to get a massive discount to treat yourself. 

dr botanicals Moroccan rose review
First Impressions
This moroccan rose & shea butter body repairing cream honestly one of the most DIVINE smells I have ever smelled from a skincare product. The rose scent is so natural that the cream actually smells like rose petals and with the combination of the shea butter it's so creamy! When I applied this to my skin it sunk into my skin like a dream and absorbs within a few seconds without feeling greasy. I have tried this cream a few times and the scent is so lovely and strong that it could be also doubled over as a perfume as the fragrance is so beautiful and delicate.

Packaging 
The cream is in a MASSIVE 100ml jar so I can see myself having this last me a good 6-8 months before I use this all up and thats just brilliant, you get so much product for your money. The jar is a screw top and the jar is made out of a strong and very well made glass.  The cream also comes in a box with all the info you need about the product and also the ingredients list too.

dr botanicals blog review
Ingredients and Benefits of this cream
  • Rose oil is rich in omega 3 and 6 which help to hydrate the skin which helps make the skin softer
  • Shea butter has high levels of Vitamins A, F and E which helps protect, soothe and rejuvenate the skin.
  • Apricot kernel oil is an amazing source of essential fatty acids and vitamins A & E. Both of which deeply moisturise skin and also help keep it nourished.


My thoughts
I love this body cream, it smells gorgeous and the days I actually wear this I don't put any perfume on because this smells that beautiful I don't feel the need to actually put on a perfume too. 

The cream is so lightweight that its perfect if your in a rush which I am most of the time as I like to do so many things on a schedule. After it has been put on the skin and rubbed throughly in thats pretty much it, it dries leaving skin feeling soft and nourished without feeling greasy.

Even though this is an expensive product I would 100% say its worth it and with the discount code it is a specular bargain and I think I might just get another one to treat myself.

Discount code
RRP price is £99 currently on the site for special price of £19.99
I also have a 20% discount for the rest of the site and its FRUITYBLOG
Available on 
www.drbotanicals.com

Have you tried anything from Dr Botanicals before?

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