Holiday Time! Packing Frenzy!

Off on my hols in a couple of days… two weeks this time, which means a lot of considered packing! My first thoughts are what’s going in my make-up bag… so what have I got?! First and foremost it’s travel sizes wherever possible – hoping that the travel sizes are generous to enough to not consider taking two of everything or ditching them entirely for full sizes… Having recently become an Arbonne consultant, I was delighted to find a travel set of their RE9 skincare range, I was even more delighted when it arrived to see how much they managed to cram in to the cute little gold bag ūüôā It’s got pretty much everything: Smoothing Facial Cleanser 30ml Regenerating Toner 18ml Corrective Eye Creme 5ml Intensive Renewal Serum 8ml Restorative Day Creme SPF20 8ml Extra Moisture Restorative Day Creme SPF20 8ml Night Repair Creme 7ml Age-Defying Neck Cream 14ml Instant Lift Gel 8ml Nourishing Body Wash 60ml Firming Body Creme 58ml Pretty good, huh?! ¬†This set was ¬£37 with a ¬£90 spend, so you do have to order a bit to get such a great set, but if you’re using Arbonne products already this is definitely a set to go for. So skincare and a bit of bodycare is sorted… make-up next! Still some Arbonne for Tinted Moisturiser, Concealer and Mineral Powder Foundation – great bases that all work together. ¬†I will probably take my Makeup Primer too, but all these are full sizes, so that may have to stay behind (ok, it won’t, I’ll find space in a shoe or something!). Eyeshadow-wise it’ll be my Smashbox Smokebox...
Docteur Renaud Raspberry Cleansing Water

Docteur Renaud Raspberry Cleansing Water

Docteur Renaud’s Raspberry Cleansing Water is an excellent multi-purpose product – we love it as a toner and eye make-up remover. It cleanses so well and is refreshing yet hydrating on the skin, removing all traces of make-up. A great choice for most skin types and being such an all-rounder it’s a great choice for travel. Not the cheapest at around ¬£18 for 250ml, but it really did make a difference – even our testers with sensitive skin couldn’t turn this one down. Available from: Docteur Renaud Marks & Spencer¬† Pin...
Nelson’s Pure & Clear Purifying Daily Facial Wash

Nelson’s Pure & Clear Purifying Daily Facial Wash

We came across Nelson’s Pure & Clear range completely by accident whilst looking for essential oils… in our local Boots the range was not with the skincare, but in the homeopathy section. Being a fan of homeopathic remedies we immediately picked up the Facial Wash (bonus being it was on a 3 for 2 offer along with all the supplements and herbal remedies!). With Tea Tree, Arnica, Hypericum and Calendula we thought it would this would stink! But no, it is very refreshing and clean-scented and quite comforting to use. It is a watery gel – you do not need much water to massage it into skin – and it rinses away to leave the skin feel refreshed and, most importantly, clean! ¬†Some testers found they didn’t need to use a toner afterwards, that their skin didn’t need additional cleansing or balancing. For those with oily skin they found it balanced their skin very well, while those with drier skin found it did leave their skin a little dry, but not as much as some other more astringent face washes. Every tester found an improvement in their skin, most after just a few days and all most definitely by the time they finished the tube – spots and pimples were calmed and for those with redness it was much reduced. If you suffer from spots and blemishes, even acne, we would recommend giving this a try in place of astringent products such as Oxy or Clean&Clear – Nelson’s are very much focussed on gentle, healing skincare which will help balance your skin, rather than stripping everything away. Available from:...