Spring Cleaning: Essential Spring Skin Care Kit…

Essential Spring Skin Care

There’s no one more happier than me to wave goodbye to the harsh winds of winter, to welcome the sunnier skies of a new season. Spring has always been one of my favourite times of the year, not only due to my love of soft pastel colours and cute garden flowers emerging; it also distinctively feels like a rebirth in many forms. The sparse winter landscape is changing into soft greens & everyone seems to be in a generally chirpier mood.

Of course this is usually the time when I start renewing my skin care regime; out with the old and in with the new! Okay, so I’m no Caroline Hirons when it comes to knowing the in’s and out’s of my lotions and potions, but I do enjoy sampling a variety of really affordable products – and of course making my selection of those that have made the final cut for my Essential Spring Skin Care Kit! Fancing finding out the stars of the show? Then get yourself comfy & let’s get started…

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Body - Spring Skin Care

Treacle Moon, Iced Strawberry Dream: This is one brand I literally can’t stop raving about. Ever since I picked up their Cinnamon shower gel back in November I’ve been hooked.. If you’re a lover of juicy strawberry scents then you’ll adore this yummy bath and shower gel. Not only does it leave your skin feeling and smelling delicious for hours after, your bathroom will smell every bit as delightful too!

Treacle Moon, The Raspberry Kiss: As most of you already know I’m not a huge fan of Shea Butter or Coconut scents – not because I’m adverse to the smell, but mainly because there are soooooo many products out there with that scent that I’ve pretty much sickened myself over the months. However this yummy raspberry scented body cream is beyond words. The smell lingers on your skin for ages and feels super nourishing and hydrating. *happy sigh*

*Click Here* to check out the Treacle Moon website so you can browse their amazing range of cruelty free goodies!

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Face - spring skin care

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water: Is there anybody out there that hasn’t fallen head over heels for this incredible cleansing water? Few and far between if I’m placing any bets! In fact I’ve literally lost count of the amount of times I’ve raved about it; but then again it is SO worth the praise. Cotton pads and a few drops of this wonder water = VOILA! Fresh skin in an instant. A must have for any skin care kit!

Olay Sensitive Daily Facial In A Box: Consisting of 30 disposable facial cloths, this is great value for money if you’re a fan of cleansing with lathered up soap. These handy little cloth wipes have always managed to leave my skin feeling super clean & baby smooth without leaving it dry or tight. It’s also one of the few soapy cleansers that hasn’t aggravated my roaring red skin, plus it’s wonderful for minimising pores. Well worth the £4 investment for an entire month of hassle free cleansing wouldn’t you say? Most definitely a daily facial in a box!

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Tesco Spring Skin Care

Tesco Refreshing Toner, Night Cream and Cleanser & Eye Makeup Remover: Out of every range I’ve tried this year, this is by far the most surprising. Considering that branded supermarket skin care is often overlooked, compared to branded competition, I’m pretty sure that many are missing out on what this trio of goodies has to offer.

 Firstly, lets talk Toner… honestly, I’m not a fan of Toners per-say. Simply because they dry my skin out and leave it feeling in need of a damn good drink. However this particular toner was the first not to leave my skin looking red, patchy & slightly inflamed. Maybe it’s something to do with the cucumber extracts? I’m not entirely sure… but for a super market brand it feels, smells and performs just as great (if not better) than some of the bigger names for triple the price.

As for the night cream (to keep it short and sweet) it’s nourishing whilst not feeling greasy or overly oily. It smells incredible, is highly affordable & suitable for all skin types. Okay so the packaging isn’t smeared with scientific claims and unpronounceable ingredients, but considering it done a fabulous job of keeping my skin moisturised what’s not to like?

Lastly, the star of the show… Tesco Cleanser & Eye Makeup Remover. WOW wow wow wow. This performs like a dream for me. To be truthful it could easily be crowned as my best skincare buy of 2016 so far. YES it’s THAT good! It has been the ONLY cleanser that has been soothing beyond words, gentle on my eyes, doesn’t leave a frosted effect film that makes my sight all blurred for 20 minutes after use (unlike the Nivea Double Effect) and is outstanding at removing all traces of eye makeup… even my hefty layers of Urban Decay that is considerable long wearing. What a product! If you haven’t tried this you absolutely must.

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Simple Soothing Eye Balm:  Eye Balms are relatively new to me, and I have to admit I’ve been loving this one so much that it has me hooked to explore more. After a long day in front of computers my eyes usually end up tired and puffy. This is the perfect addition to my skin care routine to help tame the tiredness and leave my eyes feeling totally soothed.

Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid  Serum: Bizarrely enough, I didn’t actually realise just how beneficial this formula was until I STOPPED using it. If you have skin that is in need of hydration & suffers from dry patches then I’d highly recommend you giving it a go. Read my full review on this product by *Clicking Here*

Pure Cucumber Eye Roll-On: Yet another nifty little tool for taming tired eyes. All I do is simply roll the ball just underneath my eyes for a cool & soothing sensation that brightens up tired eye areas. Bye Bye extra baggage!

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Spring Lip Care

W7 Lip Bomb: As much as I adore my beloved EOS balms, I can honestly say that this is thee most moisturising (and yum tasting) lip treat I could recommend – and believe me I’ve tried ALOT. It’s handy domed shape means your lips easily get a full coating in this nurturing formula that leaves your pout looking just as beautiful as it feels!

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub: Regardless of the season, Lush lip scrubs are always top of my favourites list when it comes to lip care. Not only is it incredibly tasty, it removes all that horrid build up of dry/dead skin, leaving your lips supple, soft and totally kissable!

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What’s your favourite Spring Skin Care recommendations? Do you have any essentials in your Spring Cleaning kit? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below, so do stop by for a quick chatter 🙂

Wishing you all a fabulous Easter weekend!

Cheerio chums…

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Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum…

Oz Naturals Professional Moisturising Serum with Hyaluronic Acid

I’ll be the first to admit that a great skincare routine has been something I’ve duly overlooked in previous years… one too many late nights, waking up after a night of partying with make-up smeared on both my pillow and face, babywipes *gasp* and general everyday living without a second thought for moisturising all results in taking its toll. However in recent years all that has changed and I’ve proudly taken a keen interest in nurturing my skin; after all, if I don’t take an interest in it high chances are no one else will.

So when I was recently presented with an exciting opportunity to trial the Professional Moisturising Serum with Hyaluronic Acid from Oz Naturals I jumped at the chance – particularly as Serums aren’t something I’m overly familiar with. If truth be told I’ve never thought to incorporate it as part of my daily beauty routine. However the big question is will all that change? Is Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Serum really going to make enough of an impact to become an every day staple on my bathroom shelf? I guess you’ll have to just make yourself comfy and find out…

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  • CLINICAL STRENGTH anti aging, anti wrinkle serum (no cream) is proven to plump skin & fill in those fine lines and wrinkles.
  • CRUELTY FREE, vegan hyaluronic acid serum does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates and is safe for all skin types – This hyaluronic acid serum for your face is an extremely effective anti aging, anti wrinkle treatment.
  • MADE IN THE USA in a state of the art FDA registered facility – OZ Naturals formulates the most effective anti aging products on the market – OZ Naturals products work & they work extremely well – This HA serum will provide your skin a more youthful appearance upon 1st use – We guarantee you’ll get results or your money back.
  • MADE IN THE USA in a state of the art FDA registered facility – OZ Naturals formulates the most effective anti aging products on the market – OZ Naturals products work & they work extremely well – This HA serum will provide your skin a more youthful appearance upon 1st use – We guarantee you’ll get results!
  • NATURAL & ORGANIC hyaluronic acid serum is considered to be the highest quality HA serum on the market.
  • THIS HYALURONIC ACID SERUM is guaranteed to give you that dewy, moisture boost needed to achieve that youthful glow & is proven to reduce skin’s fine lines and wrinkles.

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1. HA serum can be applied in the morning and again at night time. However, the serum is potent and you may want to begin using this once per day or every other day, working up to twice per day. Only apply a thin layer (less is more) and be sure to use a good moisturizer immediately afterward. The Hyaluronic Acid will pull the moisturizer deeply into your skin. 2. You should expect to see results on the first day, but give the product at least 30 days to see the most optimal results. 3. This product is safe for all skin types and conditions including dry or irritated skin, wrinkles, fine lines, dull complexion, acne, and eczema, etc. 4. Will not clog pores, does not contain parabens or alcohol. 5. Main function: to provide intense anti aging effects, to plump and give skin a more luminous, youthful appearance. Smooths fine lines and fills wrinkles.

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1) Wash your face as normal using a cleanser suitable for your skin type. Not point in giving yourself extra work by starting off on the wrong foot!

2) Pat your skin dry gently with a clean towel.

3) Apply a thin layer of Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum over the desired area.

4) Allow to dry – thankfully it doesn’t take long, so no need expect a hefty waiting time.

5) Apply your favourite moisturising cream after the serum has completed dried to allow it to transport your moisturiser more effectively to your skin!

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Reduced the red patches on my skin significantly

My skin felt so much more hydrated in the morning after using it below my moisturiser the night before.

Price point is very pocket friendly

Dropper dispenser is great for minimising the risk of bacterial contamination and makes it more easier to use an even amount consistently.

No putrid smell!

Clear bottle means it’s easier to tell when it’s time for a top up so you won’t unexpectedly run out of product!

Claims to be 100% vegan & cruelty free *YAY*

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Currently unavailable in UK pharmacies/drug stores – has to be purchased via the internet.

A much more riskier travel companion as the glass bottle is very fragile.

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To be honest I really wasn’t sure if this product was going to stand up to it’s claims; in fact the first week of testing it I was even doubting my own judgement as to if it was working or not. HOWEVER (and it’s a pretty big ‘however’) when I stopped using it for a few days to see if I could visibly notice a difference in my skin the results really hit home. When I temporarily stopped using the serum my skin no longer felt as hydrated, the red patches began to reappear and my skin tone looked more tired & listless. Realistically it took this product break for me to discover the valuable benefits I was reaping from this little bottle of wonder serum.

If serums are a whole new world to you, I’d highly recommend you give Oz Naturals a go, even as a foundational starting point. It’s not going to break the bank and I’m pretty sure you’ll notice the advantages just as quickly as I did. Considering that I’ve been blessed with relatively good skin I was on the fence as to whether or not I’d notice a change or difference before testing it out. In fact it’s done such a great job that it’s most definitely going to stay a valuably part of my daily routine!

To purchase your very own bottle of Oz Naturals & to browse their range of other exciting products *click here* to be virtually transported to their online store on Amazon. Happy Shopping!

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A huge thanks to the team at Oz Naturals & Brand Backer for sending this full size trial product – thanks to you guys I’ve now got smooth, supple & totally hydrated skin with an impressive reduction in redness = one very happy gal!

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Is serum a part of your daily routine? Is this something you’d like to try? What’s your favourite skin care product at the moment? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below! As always, thanks so much for stopping by, hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me as part of a PR opportunity by Brand Backer in return for an honest review. All images and opinions expressed are my own. Product information taken from Oz Naturals description via Amazon.