Friday, 28 July 2017

July Beauty Discoveries - Make up and Skincare finds!

I cannot believe another month has passed by so quickly, what's happening this year? It. Is. Crazy. As I do every month I  am sharing a selection of beauty products that were a brand new discovery for me. I had lots of lovely skincare and make up products, so lets get cracking.


July Beauty Discoveries
July Beauty Discoveries
Merci Handy Refreshing Face Mist -

Merci Handy Face Mist
Merci Handy Face Mist
 There is nothing this brand can create that I wouldn't like! Their Hand Gels are a staple in my household and loved by both adults and kids alike. When I found out they had also created these face mists I was all over them. Incredibly portable and handbag friendly, these are perfect to cool you down when you are hot, after a workout, if you are on the underground, having your own personal summer or just feeling damn frazzled! With incredibly uplifting and refreshing fragranges ( I have a beautiful floral called Flower Power and zesty, almost sherbet scent from Hello Sunshine) these are a summer must have. The mist is super fine and lovely and cooling on the skin and  sets gently without drowning your face. I love these so much, they have become an absolute staple in my routine!!! Available from Topshop and online HERE.

Sukin Purifying & Renewing Body Scrubs -

Sukin Purifying & Renewing Body Scrubs
Sukin Purifying & Renewing Body Scrubs
Again, a brand we have a long relationship with in my household. My eighteen year old son pretty much uses every product from the Sukin range (except the anti-ageing products), and especially loves their Super Greens range. It helped him through those awkward teenage skincare years from 14-17 when his skin was very topsy turvy and he has seen such amazing results that he is often in Holland & Barrett stocking up. We were thrilled to discover they now have two new body scrubs in their collection. The purifying Body Scrub contains micro particles of bamboo extracts and ground walnut shells to purify congested skin and aloe vera, chamomile, rose hip, jojoba and sesame to hydrate the skin. These products are so pure and natural they are an absolute joy to use. When massaged over damp skin in the shower you really do get a gentle yet satisfying scrub to the skin. Perfect on anyone that may suffer from rough upper arms, or spotty backs or just dry flaky skin as it really smooths and softens the skin. The renewing Body Scrub is my favourite, combining delicate micro jojoba beads and anti-oxidant rich green tea leaves, it creates a gentle buff and polish on the skin. The addition of coconut oil, aloe vera and vitamin E really protects the skins moisture barrier. This is the one I love to use before any faux tan and just when I want my skin to look and feel soft, smooth and super hydrated. Really recommend these and they are really great value for huge sizes too! Sulphate and Paraben free. You can purchase these HERE

Vichy Aqualia Thermal -

Vichy Aqualia Thermal
Vichy Aqualia Thermal
Vichy is a Premium skincare Brand, that uses Thermal Spa Water from the hot springs of Vichy in France. Founded in 1931, not only does it offer amazing skincare, easily accessible via the high street, but also amazing cosmetics that have had superb results on problematic skins. I am blown away by not only there outstanding skincare which I have featured HERE before, but also there outstanding Dermablend foundation that I am currently trialling. A product that I am still currently testing out from Vichy is the Aqualia Thermal Light. This is a new product to me this month, but  so far so good. As someone with very dehydrated skin that needs a lot of love and care, I have found this to be super hydrating, all day long and very nourishing on my skin. In such a short time ( a few weeks ) my lines and wrinkles look and feel plumped out and much softer. Plus for my skin that can be sensitive at certain times of the month, this has been working incredibly well. Packed full of Hyaluronic acid and the thermal spring waters, I am really enjoying how my skin is feeling using this so far. Definatley one to add to you shopping list! Easily available in Boots below.

3ina The Fluoro Top Coat -

3ina The Fluoro Top Coat
3ina The Fluoro Top Coat
 3ina is a brand that I have always been very interested in but never tried until now. I was kindly sent their flouro top coat and find it such a fun product that is brilliant for holidays and festivals. Exploring the duality of day and night, light and dark, they have launched a unique and extensive UV collection. Brilliant for the party animals amongst us that want that something different to make us stand out. The 3ina Fluoro Top Coat applies easily and smoothly on top of any nail polish and gives a beautiful, long lasting glossy shine. Add some UV light and you have an incredible electric-blue colour payoff that looks super trendy. If using on plain nails, apply two coats to create the effect. Great fun product. Available HERE

KO.TO.HA London -

KOTOHA London
KOTOHA London
This is a brand new company for me, and to be honest they contacted me asking if I would like to try some of their products. The reason I said yes was because of the use of "Shoyaku" oriental herbs which they use in their products to target certain areas of concern. Having founded the company in 2015 Yoko Obata wanted to create  high quality products using the wisdom and ingredients from the Far East. I was sent three lovely products to try. Moist Water ( i'm sorry, but it's not a name I like) is a sweetly scented, pleasant to use facial moisturising toner that leaves the skin feeling incredibly fresh and awake and bright. Silk Cream Shoyaku Herb Essence, is a moisturiser, it feels very cooling on the skin, absorbs quickly and deeply, leaving the skin feeling hydrated and apparently reduces the appearance of open pores (mine looked the same). And finally the Rejuvenation Serum. This is said to contain " an abundance of Shoyaku Oriental Herbs and Hyaluronic acid and is supposed to waken the skin cells and leave you with a brighter skin texture. The consistency is a little too milky for me and I found the scent of this a little herby, but it did apply to the skin well without feeling sticky or tacky. It is a nice range, simple in design, and with a great London based following. Possibly not something I would use everyday, as I need to get used to the textures more, but if you are really interested in the Far Eastern skincare and traditions it is worth looking into. You can find this range HERE.

Patisserie De Bain -

Patisserie De Bain
Patisserie De Bain
OMG!! Boy oh boy did you all go crazy for this range when I posted it across my social media a few weeks ago! New to me at the beginning of July was the discovery of this beautiful fruity, mouth watering, sweet, luscious, nourishing and hydrating range of colourful yet useful products. If you love a sweet treat but don't fancy all those calories then you NEED to try this range. Patisserie De Bain by Rose & Co is the beautifully sweet and colourful range of bath and body treats based on French pastry delights, that is sure to lift you out of any grumpy mood and transfer you away somewhere sunny on a hot day. My young niece is obsessed with this range and it certainly has her jumping in the bath and shower faster than normal. This is an enchanting blend of styles, colours and sweet fragrances. Patisserie de Bain’s tempting ranges include Lemon Bon-Bon, Strawberry Cupcake, Cranberries & Cream, Sweet as Cherry Pie and Sugared Violet. I adore the soaps, the body lotion and the hand-cream. They are fun, hydrating and smell amazing. Not only incredibly affordable and fun, but they also work incredibly well on the skin without causing any irritation. Looking forward to bringing you lots more from this range. Available in Superdrug below

Phew! So there you go, just a selection of some of the brand new ranges and products I discovered in July. I hope you enjoyed that little round up. Have you tried any of those mentioned above? If you have please let me know below and don't forget to shop this post below. Big Hugs!

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20 comments

  1. I love the sound of the Sukin body scrubs the most! xx

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  2. I really want to try those face mists x

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  3. The face mists sound lovely and I think the Vichy would be brilliant for my skin xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  4. I love the sound of the Sukin Scrubs, their face Cleanser is really lovely x

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  5. I love patisserie de Bain! The handcream is lush

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  6. I have the Vichy Aqualia Thermal eye balm and love it. I think I'll check this out too.

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  7. Oh the mists sound lovely and refreshing xx

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  8. I LOVE the Merci Handy face mists x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  9. I love the Merck Hand gels too! I must check these out, also dying to try the Vichy cream xx

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  10. I love Vichy! Definitely need to try the aqualia thermal!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  11. The hand creams are so amazing, I love them! I really want to try the Merci Handy face mist though, it looks so nice!

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  12. I love Merci Handy products they smell amazing! I keep the hand gel in my bag.

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  13. The Merci face mists are definitely something I want to try out. They are the perfect size for travelling! x

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  14. Some fab products - I really like the sound of the Merci facial mists! x

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  15. I really like Vichy skincare. The face mists sound lovely too perfect for summer! I keep seeing the Patisserie De Bain products and the scents all seem lush!

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  16. Sukin do some really great products!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  17. What you say about your niece jumping at the chance to bathe because of fabulous products really made me smile. Beauty and skincare isn't just about the end result; it's really important to enjoy the process and find things that you absolutely love!

    I'm very excited about the flourescent nail varnish, that sounds really fun. I like the fact that you've approached each product with an awareness of its ingredients and its effect on you and your family, instead of just the end result.

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  18. I've tried the lemon and cherry ranges from Patisserie De Bain and I'd like to try the orange and the cranberry one!

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  19. Would love to try the Merci Handy Face mists as I had the hand gels which were lovely. Heard good things about 3ina brand too. Great read lovely xxx :)

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