New Natural Skin Care from Peachy Fox Marine Collagen Eye Gel Review

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So I don’t know if you recently knew that I turned 30 years old (because I definitely haven’t been mentioning it on here or my social channels), but I did and while I am still regarded as ‘young’, I am not twenties young anymore which means I need to start adapting certain things to better suit this new age and time of life. I am soon to do a post more about my daily skin care routine, but a new element I have introduced is a product that specifically targets my under-eye area. In the past 10 years, I have been really good with cleansing and moisturising daily, but eye creams have been a bit hit and miss; they just haven’t been all that necessary… until now!

Peachy Fox Marine Collagen Eye Gel Review

Peachy Fox Marine Collagen Eye Gel

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My Favourite Easy Summer Hairstyles that you can try too!

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I have no doubt I am not alone here in saying that I regularly find myself in hair ruts; for years I had super long hair that my mum French plaited every.single.day for school until I think year 10 when I got it all lopped off. Since then the length has wavered but I do now generally keep it shoulder length, favouring the long bob, which not only suits me, but also is appropriate to my lifestyle and age. I often miss having long hair but as soon as I find myself throwing it up daily in a messy bun, I know it is time for another chop because there is no point having lovely long hair if it’s not going to be properly appreciated.

In recent years, I have also got a lot better at hair care, ensuring I am not only using shampoo and conditioner (which I have never not done to be honest), but incorporating oils, heat protection and masks when necessary. This just ensures that my hair is well cared for and always looking its best. As far as shampoo goes, I think there are many good quality, affordable ones on the high street, but from time to time I like to use a good quality conditioner to make my hair super silky soft; I have a few on my list that I would like to try such as this L’Occitane conditioner.

Clean hair makes for a happy Claire!

Easy Summer Hairstyles

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American Beauty Haul feat. Sephora, Macy’s and CVS

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I know it has been over a month since I came back from my Honeymoon to the USA – Boston, Washington DC, and Provincetown on Cape Cod- but getting my energy and momentum back up to renew my blogging schedule has been a challenge, I won’t lie. That being said, I am gradually getting back on it and you can look forward to some posts soon all about where I visited on my recent USA trip so do stay tuned (and follow me on Bloglovin’ or my other channels so you don’t miss them!).

It’ll be worth highlighting here that like my Trek America trip a couple of years ago, my holiday budget was more on doing things, than it was for shopping.

Enjoy!

USA Beauty Haul – CVS, Macy’s and Sephora

American Beauty Haul Sephora

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New in at The Body Shop: Drops of Youth – Youth Fresh Emulsion SPF20 PA+++

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I recently received the Youth Fresh Emulsion* from the Drops of Youth range to try out and review from The Body Shop. The only product from this range I had tried previously was the Youth Liquid Peel (here), and having got on well with it, I was intrigued to try more from the range, which aims to tackle the first signs of ageing.

When I first saw the product and read the word, ‘emulsion’ I was ready to dismiss it as just another product to unnecessarily add into my skincare routine, that probably does the same job as something else already on my bathroom shelf. In addition, I really dislike products whose title makes me question what I am actually supposed to do with it, ‘emulsion’ being one of them.

Youth Fresh Emulsion - Drops of Youth

Drops of Youth – Youth Fresh Emulsion

With an infusion of thyme and buddleia extracts and broad spectrum coverage using UVA and UVB filters, we’ve created an effective but ultra-light daily emulsion to help protect against pollution and enhance skin’s youthful appearance. This protective formula hydrates your skin and can be used as your daily moisturiser or in addition to it. First lines and signs of tired skin appear reduced, while pores and skin texture look refined.

Youth Fresh Emulsion - Drops of Youth

The Packaging

I have to hand it to The Body Shop, I do not think I am yet to receive or purchase a product from them that I dislike the packaging. The Drops of Youth, Youth Fresh Emulsion comes in an attractive green glass bottle with a good pump attached to it for distributing product; it looks great on its own and it looks great sat on my bathroom shelf. I also like that you can see the product inside so you won’t get caught out when it’s empty.

Youth Fresh Emulsion - Drops of Youth

Youth Fresh Emulsion - Drops of Youth

Youth Fresh Emulsion - Drops of Youth

The Product

Despite my comments earlier about not being all that keen on the word, ‘emulsion’ I liked this Youth Fresh Emulsion product pretty much from the first use. The instructions state to apply 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and massage onto your face every morning, which I have found easy to incorporate alongside my existing skincare, and I love the ultra-lightweight formula.

At the moment I’ve got to be honest, I have great skin –redness in the morning and the odd breakout, sure, but on the whole right now I do feel my skin looks good. The fact that I keep getting asked for ID every time I try and buy a bottle of wine at my local ASDA when I’m wearing little to no makeup, is probably testament to the youthful element of these products and amen to that, ha!

Have you guys tried any of the Drops of Youth range from The Body Shop?

Until next time x

 

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Spring/Summer Beauty and Skincare Superdrug Haul

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I haven’t done a beauty/skincare haul in forever, I’ve run out of things, sure, but those items haven’t really been repurchased in bulk…. until now. I’d run out of serum, concealer, micellar water, my favourite Stila mascara had dried up, so it was time to get my act together and hit up Superdrug. Usually I would go to Boots, but Superdrug had a couple of offers on that made it more worthwhile to do a little bit of a haul there for a change. So here is what I got… some repurchases and a couple of new treats… and something for my husband (the razors FYI).

My Spring/Summer Beauty & Skincare Superdrug haul-

Superdrug Haul

Garnier Micellar Water

A staple in my evening skincare routine, I use it to remove eye makeup before using the Soap & Glory Peaches n’ Clean 3-in-1 Purifying Cleanser or The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter, to remove the rest of my makeup. I’ve reviewed this product here previously.

Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion

Confession: I have NEVER used fake tan, had a spray tan, or used a sun bed. Why? Because I don’t have a problem being a little pale sometimes and to be honest, when the sun is out it doesn’t take me too long to catch some colour. However, following a gloomy winter and not getting a chance to catch any pre-honeymoon sunshine, I fancied giving this gradual tan moisturiser a go.

As first impressions go, it has scored incredibly highly -it smells lovely, easy to apply, absorbs/dries quickly and results can be seen quickly. So far, I would definitely recommend it to others.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, Intense Black

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, my favourite mascara to date is the Huge Extreme Lash mascara from Stila (review here) which if you like big thick lashes, you must check it out. However, it is £18 (prices may vary) and sometimes I just can’t spend that on a mascara and this is one of those times. In these situations, I return to the high street’s best mascara -the Maybelline Lash Sensational and I like it in ‘intense black’. Does anyone hate this mascara? I don’t think so.

Superdrug Haul

Superdrug Haul

Oral-B Precision Clean Heads

I purchased an electric toothbrush a couple of years ago but for whatever reason, it until recently remained untouched in its box. I was about to look into selling it on but decided to use it instead and oh my word, why didn’t I use it sooner?! As an ex-dental nurse, I know first-hand that a simple manual toothbrush works perfectly fine, but an electric toothbrush achieves a deeper, stronger clean and arguably can enable better oral health. I purchased some replacement heads so that my husband can use the brush too, and that we have some spare for the cupboard.

Vitamin E Nourishing Eye Cream

My 30th birthday is now on the horizon and with that I know that my skincare needs to be upped to ensure my skin is looked after and get what it needs. One of those steps I recognise I should look into introducing into my routine is an eye cream. I thought I would give this very affordable product a go and so far, so good.

Simply Pure Hydrating Serum

I love serums and I really hate being without one in my skincare routine. I have tried a few so far over the last couple of years and this one I heard beauty journalist, Sali Hughes recommend. It’s an incredibly affordable product (less than £3, I’m not lying!) so I thought I would give it a go myself. So far, it just proves that you don’t need to always spend a lot to get/find good quality skincare.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer 

I am sure I have spoken about this product before on here in previous beauty hauls and posts. This is a great concealer and one I just always have in my drawer available to use. I have also recently been using the Bourjouis Radiance Reveal concealer which I will also repurchase when I run out.

 

What are your must have skincare and beauty products? And do you prefer Boots or Superdrug?

Until next time x

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