5 Beauty Products I'm Loving - April Edition

So it's been a couple of months now since i did a monthly favourites blogpost about the beauty products i am currently loving, so i thought it was about time i caught up. Especially seeing as i have a fair few new discoveries i am dying to share with you. So this is the 2nd instalment of my '5 Beauty Products I'm Loving' series on the blog, as i actually forgot March's (bad blogger Jamey), but to be fair i have had a lot going on in my personal life. You can catch up on what i was loving during February here (in fact i am still obsessed with all of those products) however now there are now some new obsessions that have joined them. So without further ado here are the products i have been obsessed with over the past couple of months........ keep your eyes peeled for an exclusive skincare favourites blogpost coming up soon....

1. Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Hydrating Cloud Cream* - £69 / $80 | As you may have seen recently if you follow my blog or my Instagram i have been testing out the New Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Skincare line for around 6 weeks. The Hydrating Cloud Cream is by far the must have super-star product of the entire line up, even though i personally think every product is wonderful (no i am not sponsored to say that). I generally think Perricone MD have been on a role over the past year first with the amazing Pre:Empt Series and now with their revolutionary H2 line. The entire Elemental Energy line is powered by Hydrogen (which Perricone MD are naming it's H2 Energy Complex™). This stable form of hydrogen is incredibly powerful at deeply penetrating the skin to help energise and activate skin cells, adding vitality back into the skin through intense hydration. The revolutionary formula really helps to infuse hydration into dull, tired and dehydrated skin that is lacking in water-moisture. The texture is incredibly unique and lightweight. The result is always perfectly hydrated, refreshed and balanced skin. If you struggle with unbalanced skin i highly recommend you try this out, because even after just a week of use you will notice a huge difference! This is the only day moisturiser i have reached for over the last 6 weeks, and that says something! You can read more about this moisturiser here and the entire H2 Elemental Energy line here.

2. BECCA First Light Priming Filter - £32 / $38 | Despite being someone who doesn't like the colour purple, i gravitated towards this pretty lilac primer like it was a glittery unicorn flying through the sky. So the moment payday came around i couldn't put the primer and this other Becca product into my basket quick enough. I have been a fan of the Backlight Priming Filter (and pretty much all Becca products ) for quite some time now (you can find more Becca reviews here), But i think i have to say that i love this primer even more! Dare i say that this is my favourite Becca product yet? The lavender-toned lightweight primer really helps to brighten up dull, tired and sallow-looking skin parting a beautiful soft-focus dewy glow that will wake up any complexion. I find that it blends into the skin seamlessly as if they were one, and leaves behind a beautiful lit-from-within, healthy sheen. I imagine if you crushed some beautiful pearls and mixed with some finely powdered diamond dust and dusted them all over your face, it would look a little something like this. It's honestly stunning and my favourite glowy primer to date (I've tested a fair few). What’s more, the formula gets its lightweight texture from the use of refreshing Spring Water and Hyaluronic Acid to help hydrate and plump up the skin, Prickly Pear Flower to re-energize skin and Ginger to help combat redness and soothe any skin irritations. Ginger also helps to improve the appearance of skin because it helps to increase circulation. Many people with oilier skin have said they are too nervous to try this, but my oily-combination skin loves this! I find that the inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid really helps to keep the skin moisturised all day, therefore producing much less oil. This is everything i wanted the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Primer to be, and it's more affordable! This used under the foundation mentioned in this post gives me flawless-looking skin that lasts all day! This is the perfect morning wake-me-up product for anyone like myself who gets next-to-no sleep, as well as those suffering from a self-inflicted hangover or jet lag. It's like cheating a good facial, ssh no one will ever know! This product is another perfect example of 'good for you cosmetics', that infuses good skincare with makeup. Well done Becca.

3. Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation - £34 / $40 | I discovered the Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation last year and was intrigued as i had never heard anything about it before. Everyone seemed to be a huge fan of the Custom Cover Drops, but their other foundation formulas never seem to get a mention. Which is a shame as i have to say that Cover FX, in my opinion, has some of the best foundation formulas out there! The only problem is trying to find the right shade (online) as there are so many shades to choose from it can be a little overwhelming. I also find the shades differ with each foundation formula. Even though i have a warm undertone, i find neutral-toned foundations suit me better (otherwise when they oxidise i can end up looking like something off of the Simpsons) Crikey! Before i started using more skin-brightening skincare products the shade N35 suited me perfectly, now i am more of an N25 so i mix in a couple of drops of The Body Shop Lightening Drops to get my correct shade. The texture of this foundation is unusual and somewhat thick, like a lotion/cream hybrid. However, it doesn't feel heavy or thick on the skin once blended in (unlike this and this). I love to apply this foundation with a dense buffing brush like this or this and then go over with a damp beauty blender to make sure everything is blended into the skin. It is one of those foundations that takes a little while to set but i like that, as it means i have more time to work with it to make sure its perfected before it sets. The foundation formula is enriched with vitamins C & E which help to brighten, protect and help with ageing (meaning this is one that looks lovely on those with fine lines), i like that it smooths over fine lines, dry patches and pores. It's a buildable foundation that can be taken from sheer to full coverage, however, i personally prefer this as a light-medium coverage and if i want extra coverage i use the Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation underneath beforehand (which also has an spf of 30 btw). The finish is very natural with a slight healthy glow, but not glowy enough to be considered a dewy foundation. However, i do enjoy mixing in a couple of drops of these to add a sun-kissed glow. Though this is oil free i always set my oily areas (the t-zone) with a powder and i find the more hours that go by, the more beautiful this foundation looks on the skin.

4. Kevyn Aucoin Liquid Contour Wand - Sculpting Medium - £38 / $48 |  Kevin Aucoin practically pioneered contouring in the beauty industry, and despite every company following the contouring trend and coming out with their own versions of contour products, i always find myself reaching for his products over anyone else's! I like that every Kevyn Aucoin product i have ever tried has been of the highest quality and i have been a fan of his medium sculpting powder, creamy glow sculpting duo and his contour book for a long time now. So, i knew the moment i saw the release of his contour wands that i just had to try them out. Both Cult Beauty and Love Makeup only stock the contour shades (i couldn't see the highlight shades) so i chose a contour shade i knew would suit me the best, Medium. Initially, i thought medium would be too dark (after seeing 1 swatch online) but it suits me perfectly. I love how the product is housed in a pen with a soft-bristled brush that you click to dispense for easy application, it's like a giant Touche Eclat Pen. However, i use the pen for precise application but i prefer to use a small buffing brush or beauty blender to blend it out. The texture is lightweight just like a concealer and blends seamlessly into the skin, lasts all day and layers extremely well with contouring powders over top. It works over top of all foundation formulas and it even blends well over-top of powders (i learnt by mistake when i set with powder beforehand one day lol). If you are someone who wants to start contouring but are too nervous that it will look a little too drastic or drag queen like, then i highly recommend this. I will say the only flaw i found is it doesn't last long, sadly i only got around 10 uses before it completely ran out, and for the price personally, i feel like its a bit of a rip off! 

5. The Perfect Eyebrow Duo | OK so this last favourite might be cheating a little, but seeing as i have not done a monthly favourite in a couple of months i thought it would be acceptable to include this dynamic duo together! Especially seeing as i use them both together every day to perfect my brows. I honestly don't remember how i ever did my brows before the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo and the Louise Young Angled Brow Brush LY30 brush came into my life! I usually team the powder over any brow pencil i am using that day, my favourites are this and this, no others compete! The Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony is the perfect product for perfecting brows that look natural, avoiding that harsh bold what i call mean eyebrow. As i have gotten older i have come to realise that having a softer brow appears more youthful, especially as i don't have good full brows to begin with and my eyes are hooded. I have learned to accept that my imperfect brows will always be distant cousins that hate each other behind each other's back lol. I'm not blessed to have brows that look like sisters, but at least now they stay put and look fabulously natural all day long.

All of the products within this post are also cruelty free. So these are the products that really stood out to me the most over the past couple of months. I will admit that it was hard to choose just 5 (*cough 7 lol) especially as i had a lot of new skincare items i was loving, but as i mentioned i will be doing a blogpost exclusively on the skincare items i am loving. I would love to know what beauty products have you been loving recently? Do any of the products i shared in this post intrigue you?..... 

Thanks for Reading Lovelies

Jamey xo

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Top 10 Natural Skin Care Products - Organic & Green Beauty

You may have noticed that my blog and Instagram have been pretty quiet over the past so many months (with the exception of instastories). I wanted to briefly address why as i don't plan on doing a 'life update' post because i want my blog to remain mostly beauty, and not about my personal life. I am all for sharing a little about my life through instastory and the occasional Instagram photo, but I'm not one for sharing all of life's struggles or negativity's. Through social media platforms we have the ability to share with the world what we like, and often we share the best parts of our lives. Many of you see me as a this super mom to 4 kids, who is outgoing, optimistic and very kind. I am all of those things, but i am also someone who has gone through many difficulties in my life, and tried not to let them hold me back. Life isn't always so wonderful for me being a single mom in this beautiful countryside setting. Raising 4 children by yourself can be very difficult and is most definitely tiring. Then you add a part time at home job and blogging on top of that, i barely have a spare minute to myself in the day. Up until recently i felt strong, blessed and empowered. Losing 2 family members in the space of 5 months has been hard, and has shown me just how quick things can change. It's taken its toll on my health.... mentally and physically! I have found myself feeling mentally drained, and physically deflated for quite some time, that i find it very difficult to even focus and concentrate anymore. Blogposts that would usually take a day to write now take me weeks (like this one) and i currently have over 100 drafts where i start a post but never finish. I am trying to take care of myself as well as keep out there on my blog, so all that i ask is that you bare with me and be patient. I really cannot thank those of you who have giving me extra support over the past 6 months, i really have seen just how many beautiful souls there are out there in the world. You have no idea how much the support has helped me get through the past half year. It's thanks to you that i realised i needed to take care of myself, and i have started setting a little time aside each evening to take care of myself, and it has helped me feel a little more like my old self. One of my favourite things to do is nurture my skin, with a relaxing and holistic experience. For those few minutes that i close the bathroom door and indulge in therapeutic skincare products to lift my mood, i forget my problems and feel like i escape my life for a short while. I have spent so much time browsing the Content Beauty website, finding new wonderful products to treat and indulge my skin in which help to lift my mood and my senses.

If you have never heard of Content Beauty & Wellbeing it is a Niche Organic and Natural lifestyle website, founded by the knowledgeable Imelda Burke, that specialises in Clean Beauty products. Content do have a physical store which is situated in London (which i will be visiting in a couple of weeks). I first discovered Content back in 2015 when i wanted to replenish my Pai Rosehip Oil. Shortly after i discovered the Kypris Antioxidant Dew and my passion for green beauty grew from there. Content Beauty is most definitely one of my favourite green beauty retailers and i have discovered so many wonderful organic and clean skincare and makeup brands through them. Many of which have become firm favourites and staples in my routine today! Content stock a good array of brands including some popular luxurious brands like Tata Harper, Kjaer Weis, May Lindstrom & Odacite. They also stocking many smaller, small-batch brands like Guy Morgan Apothecary, Lina Hanson, A.S Apothecary and Amly Botanicals (who actually make my all time favourite face mist) that might not be so mainstream. I have honestly discovered so many hidden gems through this website. Now if only they stocked Jane Scrivner, Antonia Burell, Mun & Mahalo skin care, then i could get all of my green beauty obsessions in one place. I have so many products from Content that i wanted to share with you all but as there is so much i decided to make it a mini series. Otherwise this would have been a very lengthy post. This post will be part 1.

I became much more beauty conscious last year, especially with my skincare. Today around 80% of the skincare products i own are Organic or Natural, and a good 90% is cruelty free! I feel that there will always be a place in my life for some scientific skincare products, especially with Perricone MD and Cosrx being two of my favourite skincare brands; but overall i am enjoying the results that clean beauty products have given me. However being beauty conscious means that i look at the ingredients list in thorough detail now, avoiding certain toxic and irritating ingredients. I also really research into the background of all of the brands that i use. If i am going to be sharing or 'promoting' their products, then i want to agree with their ethos and values. As a beauty blogger it can be difficult trying to balance what you want and what others want to see, so my entire collection is not cruelty free as i do receive products from non-cf companies. However i am personally mindful when it comes to what i spend my money on.

If you are thinking about going more clean and organic with your beauty routine (like the lovely Emma Watson & Jessica Alba) then Content Beauty & Well Being really is a wonderful place to begin. Initially when you see all the brands that they carry it can feel a little overwhelming knowing where to start. Kind of like walking into a MAC store. However Content have a wonderful feature where you can browse/shop by skin type - (for instance: Anti-Ageing, Combination & Oily, Rosacea & Eczema, Fragrance Free and much more). I discovered many of the wonderful products i love today searching under the 'Combination & Oily' feature. You can also shop by Category and shop by Ethos (ie. British Brands, Small Batch Brands, Organic Brands, Certified Cruelty Free, Vegan and Gluten Free etc). For Content to stay Niche they only stock a small select amount of products from each brand. So you might find that they don't stock every item from the brand that you love (for instance they don't carry any of Oskia face serums). They not only stock skincare but they also stock Health and Wellbeing products (supplements etc), Cosmetics, Body & Bath, Perfume and Haircare

You will always find something to read on the Content website and can enjoy many informational articles here, if you are someone who likes to keep up with the latest trends and discussions. In fact Content Wellbeing has been voted one of the Top 10 Health & Wellbeing Blogs and is one of the Top 40 Beauty Blogs in the World! Each month they bring us the latest news and tips from the world of organic beauty & clean living. Some topics to highlight are: the wonderful 'Meet the Founder/Maker' series, where they share a brand founders story. They also have product guides on popular or unknown products and they even have informative videos if you are more of a visual person. I also really enjoy the brand spotlight as it helps me to discover new brands and products. So since i have discussed a little about Content Beauty & Wellbeing with you, lets take a look at 10 of my favourite products that Content stock..... 


1. TATA HARPER NOURISHING OIL CLEANSER - £54 | The Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser is a face cleanser made from a beautiful blend of botanical oils. Rich in Omegas, Beta Carotene, Lycopene and Vitamins A, C and E this decadently silky oil-blend helps to dissolve make-up and daily impurities deep down within the pores, but still leaving your skin's moisture barrier intact. The Nourishing Oil Cleanser does both the jobs of purifying and nourishing the skin. Leaving your skin clean, soft and refreshed without leaving any type of residue behind. It uses oils like Sunflower, Jojoba and Camellia which are suitable for all skin types. Although this is designed to be used as a first cleanse cleanser, i personally feel that it contains too many skin-loving ingredients to be used just to destroy make-up! For £54 its just too much money to waste on removing makeup and sunscreen, though it does do a wonderful job of doing so. I find that it functions better as a second cleanse to help strengthen my skin's hydration levels. It's also great for removing tough eye makeup, simply saturate a cotton pad and gently rub over the eyes to remove everything without any irritation. I thoroughly enjoy giving my face a good massage with this oil and it also emulsifies beautifully, so there is no need for a washcloth if desired. I usually opt for this at night time, but i also used it in the mornings sometimes throughout the winter months (when my skin was a little drier). Every time i use this cleanser my skin is always left feeling incredibly soft, supple and hydrated. The only flaw i find with this and all of Tata's pretty green bottles is the pumps. For the high price tag it shouldn't be such a hassle to get a product out. However the quality of the product inside makes the extra hassle of getting it out worth while for me. I do think for the high price tag though that its something that should be fixed! This cleanser is Eco friendly, Cruelty free, Gluten free and suitable for Vegans.

US Stockists: $72 via Tata Harper, Sephora, Nordstrom & The Detox Market 

IngredientsRosa Canina Seed oil*, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Olea europea (Olive) Oil*, Argania spinosa (Argan) Kernel oil*, Plukenetia (Sacha Inchi) Volubilis, Jojoba Esters, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Aroma**, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Arnica montana (Arnica) Leaves and flowers*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Symphytum officinale (Comfrey) Leaves*, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) flower Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract *Ingredients from organic farming **


2. OSKIA RENAISSANCE CLEANSING GEL - £29.50 | The Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel is a beautiful vitamin enriched, non-foaming gel-to-oil based cleanser that turns into a beautiful milk upon contact with water. It helps to gently exfoliate (chemically not physically ) and has anti-inflammatory properties making it suitable for all skin types. Those with normal to combination skin, or dull lack-lustre skin will love this. Rich in Vitamins A, C & E, Omega 6, Rose, Chamomile and Pumpkin Enzymes this delicate yet powerful cleanser helps to remove all traces of makeup, sunscreen and impurities. Leaving your skin nourished, balanced and looking brighter. The Pumpkin Enzymes help to cleanse the pores deep down and gently remove dead skin cells without the use of an AHA or BHA, which is what makes this cleanser so gentle (i much prefer the term dull skin cells, than dead though). Those who suffer with blemishes, breakouts and acne (and have acne scarring) would really enjoy this cleanser. Simply massage into the skin and gently wipe away with a warm damp washcloth for clean, refreshed illuminated skin. The cleanser is fragrance free and suitable for Vegans.

Currently no USA Stockist, however Cult Beauty ships Worldwide

Ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, aqua, cetearyl olivate, sucrose laurate, benzyl alcohol, sorbitan olivate, sucrose palmitate, parfum (natural), geraniol, dimethyl sulfone, citronellol, dehydroacetic acid, lactobacillus/cucurbita pepo fruit ferment extract, borago officinalis seed oil, sucrose stearate, linalool, retinyl palmitate, ci 77491, jojoba esters, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate


3. MAY LINDSTROM THE HONEY MUD  - £87 | The May Lindstrom Honey Mud is a beautiful union of raw honey, white halloysite clay and pure plant oils that acts as either a treatment cleanser or mask. It not only offers a soothing physical experience, but an aromatic sensory experience for those who really like to just close the bathroom door and truly pamper themselves in every aspect. Almost indistinguishable for a creamy chocolate pudding, this multi-tasking cleanser/mask glides across the skin like silk, and dries to an almost tacky finish. It infuses the skin with active enzymes to help remove pollutants from the skin, whilst also nourishing and hydrating at the same time. Something that a lot of other clay-based masks don't do! The result is calm, balanced, super soft clear skin. If you need a gentle detoxifying face mask to restart your skin, or have irritated angry skin then this mask is perfect. Though this is labelled as a cleanser/mask hybrid, the price tag is far too high to waste this as a cleanser. I want the beautiful ingredients to sit on my skin for as long as possible. I thoroughly enjoy cherishing this decadent mask every fortnight on my kid-free weekends. Where i can indulge myself in a relaxing bubble bath, enjoying the cooling sensation and sweet aroma of this beautiful mask. The Honey Mud is hand crafted by May and her small team in the USA. It is also cruelty free, wheat and gluten free and suitable for vegans.

US Stockists: $90 via May Lindstrom, Net-a-Porter, BeautyLish, Eco Diva, LeVert Beauty & Integrity Botanicals

Ingredients: *** raw honey with bee pollen and propolis, white halloysite clay, * macadamia integrifolia (macadamia nut oil), * hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), theobroma cacao (cocoa absolute) oil, * citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil, * cananga odorata (ylang-ylang) oil, * vanilla planifolia (vanilla) co2 total essential oil, * juniperus virginiana (cedarwood) oil, ** boswellia carteri (frankincense) oil, ** commiphora myrrha (myrrh) oil, argentum metallicum (silver). *certified organic **wild harvested ***collected from unsprayed and unfertilized local California wildflowers


4. AMLY 'RADIANCE BOOST' SILVER RICH FACIAL MIST - £42 | I've lost count of the amount of times i have raved about this delightful floral mist and i would go as far as to say that it is my favourite face mist ever!!! Quite a bold statement i know. The Amly Silver Rich Face Mist is a beautiful light-weight hydrating and toning mist, packed full of Silver-rich Spring Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides and Wild Plant Probiotics. Essential oils like Neroli, Jasmine, Rose Otto & Chamomile not only help to add the therapeutic intoxicating scent, but blended with the Copper Peptides and Nourishing plant probiotics this super-mist helps to soothe, awaken and refresh the skin. The toner has a delicate uplifting floral-scent that really is reminiscent of a summers walk through the wild countryside fields. I should know as i am blessed to reside in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. In fact all of the ingredients within this beautiful mist are sourced and hand picked around the founders Farm Land, which is situated in East Sussex UK. Each and every bottle is handmade with love and tender care, which i think makes me appreciate it so much more. The Amly mist helps to revitalise, hydrate and illuminate the skin and is great for all skin types (yes even oily). I like that the nozzle sprays a very fine mist... simply shake well, close your eyes and spray liberally inhaling deeply, to allow the aromatic oils to stimulate your senses. Your skin is left hydrated and illuminated, whilst your mind is left calm and revitalised. In my opinion this mist is a lot more pleasant than the popular May Lindstrom Jasmine Garden which is like £30 more. I ended up giving it to my friend Jason to enjoy instead. I love the Amly mist so much that I'm now on my 2nd bottle in under a year. Oh yes, Amly have created a sister mist (Digital Detox) which released this week, so watch this space to find out more about it. It's also free of synthetic fragrance & parabens, is cruelty-free and is suitable for Vegans.

US Stockists:  $58 via Seed To Serum & Integrity Botanicals

Ingredients: Aqua, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (***Sweet Orange) Flower Water, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Aloe Barbadensis (***Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Glycerin (Vegetable), Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Flower Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St John’s Wort) Leaf Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle) Leaf Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus Berry) Flower Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Crataegus Monogyna (Hawthorn Berry) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderflower) Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Hydrolysed Hyaluronic Acid, Bis (Tripeptide-1) Copper Acetate, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide, *Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Oil, *Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Oil, *Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto) Flower Oil, *Boswellia Carteri (Olibanum) Gum Oil, *Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Absolute Flower Oil, *Matricaria Chamomilla, Glucose, Benzyl Alcohol, Selaginella Lepidophylla Extract, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Silver Citrate, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, **Limonene, **Linalool, **Geraniol, **Citral, **Farnesol, **Citronellol, **Benzyl Benzoate *Natural Pure Essential Oils **Potential Allergens ***Certified Organic Ingredients


5. KYPRIS ANTIOXIDANT DEW - £69 | You know when you get a little fed up with your favourite blogger raving about the same product that they just can't get enough of, over and over again?.... well this is one of those products that i will never stop raving about! My last bottle lasted me around 8 months and i used it almost daily. Despite having many other serums in my collection, i just couldn't live without this in my collection. So i purchased it again, as i just feel safe knowing it's there! If i honestly had to pick just one day serum for the rest of my life it would probably be this or the Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Serum (which i have repurchased constantly for 5 years now). The Kypris Antioxidant Dew is a milky, feather-light face serum with clinically proven actives such as 'phospholipid encapsulated antioxidants' that help target free radicals, and botanicals that calm and soothe any inflammation. It's an intense hydration serum, that those with oily skin can use alone without the need of a moisturiser to follow up - especially during the warmer months. It's suitable for most skin types and is especially beneficial for those with environmentally stressed, acneic or imbalanced complexions; Helping to restore your skins strength and adding vitality and radiance. A blend of 26 Active Natural Ingredients create this beautiful milky potion, like Vitamins C & E, Ferulic Acid, Rose Extracts, Sea Algae Extracts (which helps to hydrate the skin without overwhelming pores), Waltheria Indica (botanical mallow plant that helps to brighten dull skin), Reed Extract & Tamanu Oil (to calm and heal the skin). It is also cruelty free and gluten free. I guarantee you wont regret adding this serum into your routine.

US Stockists:  $72 via Seed To Serum, Petit Vour, Goop & The Detox Market

Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Algae, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phospholipids, Phragmites Communis (Reed) Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Xylitol, Anhydroxylitol, Waltheria Indica Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Calophyllum Inophylum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Superoxide Dismutase, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mannitol, Dextrin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum


6. ODACITE GT + L RADIANCE EFFECT BOOSTER CONCENTRATE - £34 | The Odacite Radiance Effect Boosters are adorably-sized concentrated booster-serums, that can be added into your moisturiser to fix a targeted skincare concern. Each of Odacites concentrate boosters are a combination of ancient medicinal plant knowledge with the research and clinical studies of modern science, combined together to create powerful skin boosters. Each drop contains a concentrated dose of vitamins and antioxidants, and is an active source of plant collagen which is essential for our skins regeneration as well as detoxification. The Gt + L booster's aim is to add radiance to dull or lack-lustre skin, something i always look for in my skincare products since England has me looking ashy all the time lol. The letters Gt stands for Green Tea and the L stands for Lemongrass. Both Lemongrass and Green Tea are ingredients i thoroughly enjoy in my diet, as well as in my skincare. Both the ingredients combined in a skincare product helps to add beautiful luminosity and radiance to the skin. Antioxidant-rich Camellia Seed Oil is extracted from the seeds of Green Tea, which is known to be the beauty secret behind the Japanese Geishas' radiant skin. Lemongrass is known for its astringent and toning properties and in aromatherapy it has the ability to help revitalise, calm, invigorate and relieve tension. The serum is vegan friendly and gluten free. I cannot wait to try more boosters.

US Stockists: $39 via Odacite, Nordstrom, The Detox Market, W3ll People and Vert Beauty.

Ingredients: Highest-grade certified virgin organic Camellia (Camellia oleifera) seed oil, Certified GMO-free Vitamin E (Tocopherols) oil, Certified organic Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) essential oil.


7. GUY MORGAN SALEM ROSE HAIR & NAIL OIL* - £38.50 |  I was actually one of the very lucky competition winners on Instagram where i won this hair & nail oil from Guy himself. Though i really wanted to try the Black Thorn Facial Oil, the moment Guy told me that his Salem Rose oil could help me with my brittle nails, i opted for this instead... and i'm very glad i did! The Guy Morgan Salem Rose Oil can be used on hair, scalp, eyebrows, beard hair, nails and cuticles. It features a base of organic Sweet Almond, Jojoba, and Coconut Oils to help with conditioning. Organic Lavender, Rosemary & Blue Atlas Cedarwood are included for their treating qualities of hair and nails, and all of the essential oils are in very low quantities so that they don't irritate the skin. Organic Castor Oil is included for its high vitamin E content, as well as fatty acids and omegas 6 & 9. Guy really wanted to develop this oil to help strengthen and condition both hair and nails, whilst also encouraging healthy growth. Despite this being called 'Rose Oil' the Rose actually comes from the inclusion of Rosemary Extract (not Rose itself) which helps give it it's delicately herbal, slightly-floral scent. I find the subtle smell really refreshing and enlightening, and i like that it doesn't feel greasy on my fingers either. My nails are very thick and strong, but they are also brittle and chip rather easily, becoming jagged and sharp. I also have extremely dry cuticles (it probably doesn't help that i have the horrid habit of biting them, but its so hard as its an anxiety thing i have done my entire life). So this oil has been a God-send for me, really helping to strengthen my nails (both fingers & toes) and softens the skin around my cuticles. This nutrient-rich oil also helps to create glossy, healthy, more manageable hair. I enjoy using this on my hair when it is straight, occasionally using on my eyebrows before plucking. I like that Guys products are created here in Britain and that all of his ingredients are of the highest quality. Its definitely a brand that deserves much more recognition.

US Stockist: Kindred Black, However Guy Ships Worldwide directly from his website.

Ingredients: Organic Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Dulcis), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Organic Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Organic Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis), Organic Blue Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedrus Atlantica), Organic Salem Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis), Organic Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia)


8. AS APOTHECARY GERANIUM CLEANSING WATER #13 - £28 | Though this is currently out of stock on the Content website, it is available through AS.Apothecary directly here. The A.S stands for Amanda Saurin who is the founder and owner of AS Apoth. I have had the pleasure of having many insightful conversations with her and she really is a beautiful woman inside and out, as well as extremely intelligent and incredibly passionate. It's her passion and kindness that makes me really enjoy her brand that much more! It is honestly a pleasure to buy anything from her. The AS.Apothecary distilled Geranium Aromatic Water is the first product i ever tried by Amanda, it is a delicate yet powerful cleansing water enhanced with distilled Witchhazel to help tackle acne, while clarifying and balancing out the skin. It is especially suitable for those with acne prone and greasy skin. This beautiful cleansing water acts as a cleansing solution and toner in one (similar to this, but much easier to get in the UK). The Geraniums used are grown in Cyprus and Sussex, and distilled by AS.Apothecary themselves. You really are paying for the farm-to-your-face experience. It has a very delicate and mild scent, which i find really refreshing and therapeutic. I also adore this mixed with the Mineral Powder 2, which makes a beautiful detoxifying face mask.

US Stockists: Seed To Serum $40 Link

Ingredients: Steam distilled Geranium Pelargonium graveolens, steam distilled Witch Hazel Hammamelis virginiana, Eco preservative Benzyl alcohol Salicylic acid Sorbic acid.


9. PAI ROSEHIP BIOREGENERATE OIL - £22 | The Pai BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil is the face oil that started my face oil obsession! It is a Trans-Retinoic Acid oil that helps your skin's natural repair function. It has the power of retinol but without the irritation. Packed full of natural vitamin E, it helps to refine the appearance of damaged skin and fine lines. Rosehip oil is the ultimate skin multi-tasker, and with regular use it helps to condition the skin, reduce pigmentation and improve the skins firmness and elasticity. It really is a wonderful anti-ageing miracle oil that is suitable for all skin types, and an oil i cannot live without. What sets the Pai rosehip oil apart from the rest is that they use the highest potency Rosehip BioRegenerate™ which is concentrated fruit rosehip oil. Fruit oil actually has five times the carotenoids of rosehip seed oil, making Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate oil far more powerful than simple cold pressed Rosehip seed oils. This oil warms up beautifully in the palm of your hands, and absorbs perfectly into the skin. Every time i use this i wake up to balanced, plump, nourished and hydrated skin. This has been a constant repurchase for years and will continue to be until the day Pai stops making it, which i hope is never! I have had a few of my followers comment and say that they dislike the scent of rosehip oil, it can be an adjustment at first especially if you are not used to natural skincare, but after a few uses you become accustomed to the scent (i personally don't mind it) and the skin results are definitely worth it! If scent is something that bothers you but you want similar effects from rosehip oil then i highly recommend either this, or this.

US Stockists: $40 via Pai USA,

Ingredients: rosa canina (rosehip CO2) seed extract*, rosa canina (rosehip CO2) fruit extract*, mixed tocopherols (natural vitamin e) *Certified Organic by the Soil Association (Organically produced 99.8% of product).


10. LINA HANSON GLOBAL TREASURES - £86 | This luxurious green beauty balm is decadent in every sense. I loved this so much that it got a mention in my 2016 yearly favourites, which you can read here. Lina spent a couple of centuries travelling all around the world to find the most exquisite treasures to create this beautiful balm-like potion. Unique in colour being a beautiful green (which it inherits its colour from the matcha green tea) and real 24k gold flecks, its a lovely luxurious treat for your skin and your mood. Packed full of powerful antioxidants to help soften wrinkles, restore elasticity, stimulate and rejuvenate skin cells, it helps to nourish and brighten dull and uneven skin-tones. Though this balm is dedicated for the eye and neck, its just too nice to not use over the entire face. However it does contain Shea Butter, which can be pore clogging. Matcha Green Tea is great for its anti-inflammatory and detoxifying benefits. It also helps to stimulate and rejuvenate skin cells and helps protect your skin from free-radical sun damage. Helping to soothe sore and puffy eyes and even sunburn. Pearl is a Chinese ingredient used to help accelerate new skin growth, increasing the skins elasticity and regenerating collagen. 24 K Gold has mixed opinions in the beauty industry, however for centuries many cultures have believed gold has powerful natural antioxidant healing benefits for the skin. It's also a natural skin rejuvenator that is said to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve blood circulation and brighten the skin. Coffee is what helps give this balm its beautiful rich scent (i could stick my nose in this heavenly pot all day). Coffee is packed with antioxidants that helps to improve circulation, de-puffing tired eyes and helping to plump up the skin and diminish dark circles. Each and every balm by Lina is handcrafted in the USA and is 100% natural and organic. 

Ingredients: 100% Natural / Organic / Handcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Thea) Seed Oil,* Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter,* Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil,* Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter,* Citrullus Lanatus (Kalahari Melon) Seed Oil,** Pearl Powder, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Powder,* Tocopherol**** , Gold, Coffea Arabica (Coffee Bean) Oil,* Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Bean Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Oil,* Limonene*** *Organic ** Wild Harvested ***Naturally occurring in essential oils. **** Non-gmo

US Stockists: $105 via Lina Hanson, The Detox Market, Credo Beauty & Integrity Botanicals


So those are 10 of my must have products from Content Beauty & Wellbeing. I will of course be sharing another post or two with more skincare products i recommend, and i just had to share with you a few products from Content i am currently lusting after.

Content ship worldwide. Standard shipping in the UK is free over £30. I personally am very impatient and always use the UK Next weekday delivery for £5.95. They also offer a Saturday delivery for £8.50 if you work throughout the week. Deliveries to Europe are also free and take around 3-10 working days, allowing up to 21 working days for delivery. International deliveries (excluding mainland China) are free via Standard Delivery, approximately 5-14 working days. Allowing up to 21 working days for delivery. When i have used standard delivery it has arrived the same week, so i have always had a lovely experience which is why i am a repeat customer.

Here is the list of some of the products i am currently lusting after (just some lol) as these are the ones intend to add to my skincare cupboard over the next few months......

De Mamiel Brightening Cleanser & Exfoliate - Link
Idil Botanicals Celestine Azulene Facial Oil - Link
Kahina Giving Toning Mist - Link
Kypris Moonlight Catalyst - Link
La Belle Lune Organic Skin - Link
Odacite Synergie[4] Immediete Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque - Link
Odacite Pe + C Combination Skin Booster - Link
Oskia Bedtime Beauty Boost - Link
Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturiser - Link
Trilogy Age Proof Coq10 Booster Oil - Link
Vintners Daughter Active Botanical Serum - Link
(though i probably cannot afford this beauty until next year lol).

Honestly my content wishlist could go on forever and ever (you should see my notes section on my phone). However the above products are the ones im lusting after the most and am looking to purchase first. I will be heading off to London at the end of the month for the Jane Scrivner and Jordan Samuel skincare meet up. I will be finally meeting the wonderful Jane and also meeting other skincare addicts i have been networking with through Instagram. Following on from the event i will be visiting the Content Beauty Store in person to take in the ambiance & atmospher. It will be so nice to be able to actually touch and smell everything, as well as finally meeting some of the lovely members of staff i've been networking with through Instagram over the past year. Plus i'm super excited to take lots of photos! If you are about London i highly recommend popping in.

Do you have any favourite products from Content Beauty? I cannot wait to share part 2 with you all.

Thanks for Reading Lovelies

Jamey xo

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Chocolate Beauty Products for Chocoholics - Easter Gift Ideas

Now that Easter is just a few days away, you might be after a last minute gift for that special someone, or better yet want to take advantage of the Easter Sales many brands and stores will have. It was after i took an intoxicating whiff of the delectable Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask that i came up with the idea of this blog post. I mean how many women out there actually love the smell of chocolate? So i thought that i would share some of my personal favourite 'Cocoa-induced' products, that could make wonderful gifts for the chocolate lover in your life this Easter.....

For the Chocolate Lover...

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palettes

This should be a no brainer. Chances are if your special lady loves chocolate and makeup she already knows about these pretty little eyeshadow palettes. The Too Faced Chocolate eyeshadow palettes consist of 16 eyeshadows to cater to every neutral-eyeshadow fans ddesire. If the person you are shopping for enjoys eyeshadows with a combination of everyday neutrals, warms and cool toned eyeshadows they would enjoy the original Chocolate Bar Palette.  If they prefer warmer eyeshadows then i recommend the Semi Sweet Chocolate bar palette; and if they are a girly-girl and love the colour pink and also enjoy the occasional pop of colour, then i highly recommend the Chocolate Bon Bons Palette. The quality of Too Faced eyeshadows are creamy, long-wearing and easy to blend, as i mentioned here & here.

Retails for: £39 UK - Link | $49 USA - Link
UK Stockists: Debenhams & Selfridges

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette


Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Another delectable Too Faced product. It seems that Too Faced Cosmetics enjoy the sweet scent of cocoa, and they definitely know what women want. The Too Faced Soleil bronzer comes in two shades in light/medium (milk soleil) and medium/dark (chocolate soleil) depending on your skin tone. Both bronzer powders are matte in finish, finely-milled, blend like a dream and satisfy the sweet tooth lovers needs. I mean who doesn't want their face to smell like chocolate?

Retails for: £25 UK - Link | $30 USA - Link
UK Stockists: Debenhams & Selfridges


Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask

This pricey little mask is by one of my favourite skincare brands. As with most of the products i have tried by Perricone MD this beauty doesn't disappoint. From the sweet inviting aroma to the luscious creamy texture, this mask ticks both the touch and scent sensory experience. Simply slather around a teaspoon amount of the mask all over your face and let it sit on your skin for a good 10-15 minutes. Massage in again, and you will notice the consistency become a little thicker, then allow it to sit for an additional 10 minutes. Then simply rinse off with warm water, or use a wash cloth if you prefer a little physical exfoliation. Skin will be left feeling super plump and moist, as well as looking refreshed, bright and firm. Anyone with dry skin who needs extra moisture will love this! 

Retails for: £52 UK - Link | $69 USA - Link
UK Stockists: Perricone MD UK, Look Fantastic, John Lewis, Cult Beauty, QVC & Mankind.


Evolve Organic Beauty Radiant Glow Mask

Honestly the aroma of this mask is simply mouth-watering from the second you unscrew the lid. Its so good its almost good enough to eat! Unlike the Perricone MD which is more of a hydrating rich cream, this is a thick and sticky oil-enriched exfoliating mask. Packed full of rich oils like Sweet Almond and Sunflower it helps to nourish, as well as using raw cacao powder and clay to detoxify the skin. Fine coconut granules add a physical element to the mask and help to physically sloth away any dead skin cells. Skin is left incredibly smooth and looking bright and full of life.

Retails for: £20 UK - Link | $36 Canada - Link
UK Stockists: Naturisimo, Cos Natural, My Showcase & Flourish Beauty


Happy Place Cosmetics Chocolate Doughnut Soap*

I discovered this adorable product when Kirsty was kind enough to surprise my son with it (she really is such a wonderful person). Her creations are always so sweet and personal. I love that these doughnut soaps can be personalised, it makes them wonderful unique gifts. The chocolate scent is intoxicating but without being overly strong, i think its cute how my son jokes around saying that "people will want to eat me, i smell so good" after he uses it in the shower, bless him lol. The soap is incredibly nourishing and not at all drying on the skin, like a lot of store bought soaps. You can keep up to date with all her scents here, and see what other Cocoa enriched products she makes here (the chocolate brownie face scrub sounds divine). Its a wonderful and affordable gift that is unisex and great for kids also. Also all of HPC Products are Natural, Organic & Cruelty Free.

Retails for: £6 UK - Link 


May Lindstrom The Honey Mud

This rich palatable mask is a personal favourite of mine. The concoction of the sweet and antibacterial honey with the rich and strong cacao powder is delightfully moreish. As decadent as they come, this sweet mask helps to soothe the skin, making it especially great if you have inflamed or uncooperative skin. It also deeply nourishes and helps with congestion, leaving you with incredibly baby-soft, regenerated skin. I like that it offers a therapeutic sensory experience as well as physical. The sweet scent also lingers on the skin after it has been rinsed off which i love. Pricey but the perfect luxurious treat.

Retails for: £87 UK - Link | $90 USA - Link | $120 Canada - Link
UK Stockists: Content Beauty & Wellbeing, CultBeauty, Liberty London & Naturisimo Net-a-Porter

Do you have any Chocolate beauty products that you love? I would love to know....

Thanks for Reading Lovelies

Jamey xo

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A DIY Vegan Hair Mask for Dry Hair - Guest Post

As well choosing the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair, it’s important to give it the right sort of nutrients so it can stay strong, healthy and shiny. You can do this by including plenty of dark green leafy vegetables and protein in your diet, but you can also give your hair some extra TLC by applying a nourishing hair mask.

I love experimenting with natural ingredients, and my vegan recipe delivers a host of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that help restore weak, brittle hair and moisturizes from root to tip. If your scalp also feels dry and itchy, check out the best shampoo's for an itchy scalp (here) to complement this treatment.

DIY Hair Mask Recipe

Ingredients needed:

- 1/2 Avocado
- 1/2 Banana
- 50 ml Coconut Milk
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil

Avocado Using avocado in a hair mask is a great way to nourish your hair cells and strengthen your roots. It contains vitamins, minerals, protein and amino acids, which all help revive your strands and repair damage from styling and environmental factors. Applying avocado on your scalp means it can easily absorb Vitamins B6 and E, which are known to heal skin and promote new hair growth. It’s also effective in penetrating hair cuticles to lock in natural moisture.

Massaging banana into your scalp works as a natural exfoliator to gently remove excess skin cells, whilst at the same time delivering a healthy dose of Vitamins A, B, C and E, minerals and natural oils. Banana can also repair and condition your hair, protecting its natural elasticity so it can withstand stress from brushing and styling. It’s the perfect way to rejuvenate dry, dull hair, adding moisture and shine.

Coconut Milk
You might be more familiar with using coconut oil on your strands, but coconut milk also has a huge range of benefits which can enhance your hair’s natural beauty. It contains Vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, C and E, iron, calcium, magnesium and lauric acid. This helps nourish hair that feels dry, damaged or brittle, and also works as a natural detangler to make your hair more manageable. Need I say more?

Coconut Oil
Many people use coconut oil on their hair, as it helps keep it healthy and manageable. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and medium chain fatty acids, and can help reduce breakages and thicken hair so you can enjoy long, shiny locks. It contains antioxidants and has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it ideal for combating dandruff and other scalp infections. Coconut oil can also stimulate new hair growth and nourish your roots by improving the overall health your scalp.

Olive Oil
Don’t be afraid of using a little olive in a hair mask. It has rich moisturizing properties, and smooths the outer cuticles of hair strands to reduce frizz and make styling easier. It delivers Vitamins A and E, and also protects the keratin in your hair so its moisture doesn’t seep out. Olive oil also infuses hair with oleic and palmitic acid, which helps make it soft and shiny.

If you’re thinking this hair mask sounds good enough to eat, it is! It’s also very simple to make. Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix until you have a smooth paste. It’s better to use a blender than a fork, as a smooth paste is easier to wash out.

Apply the mixture all over your hair and scalp, making sure your skin is saturated and that you work all the way down to the ends where your hair is driest. Massage your scalp for a few minutes using the tips of your fingers and applying medium pressure.

Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. You can put a shower cap on to avoid drips, or relax in the tub whilst reading a book (I would definitely go for the latter).

When you’re ready, wash your hair with a gentle shampoo, and then condition as usual. Make sure you thoroughly rinse your hair to avoid smelling like bananas. Once your hair is dry, it should feel healthy, smooth and shiny.

Thanks for Reading, have you ever attempted a DIY hair mask?

Guest Post by Louisa Rose. She runs a health and beauty called Body, Health, Love.

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