Saturday, 16 June 2018

Feather & Down Sweet Dreams Breathe Well Bath Essence & Pillow Spray

Feather & Down are a fairly recent brand, which have already given us cult products to help calm the mind and senses, and they have just released two brand new products - the Sweet Dreams Breathe Well Bath Essence and Pillow Spray.
The Sweet Dreams Breathe Well duo has been created using infusions of peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils along with lavender to give the most amazing uplifting, soothing, refreshing and relaxing fragrance. The blend clears the senses and is perfect for this time of year for those of you who suffer from hay fever and I know this is going to be perfect for those cold Winter nights when I have the sniffles.
The Bath Essence comes in a whopping 500ml bottle with a press-down lid ensuring you can pour just the right amount of product into hot running water. However, this isn’t a Winter-only product, after a warm day in the sunshine, I have found it refreshing to have a cooler bath with the Essence in and it really manages to cool me down. It has a lovely creamy consistency and so doesn’t dry out the skin, instead leaving it soft and smooth.
Moving on to the Pillow Spray, this handy 100ml sized spray applicator bottle is refreshing and uplifting. After I have been in the bath, I like to spritz my pillow generously with this spray to leave it to sink into my pillows before I head up to bed. As well as it being a great relaxer, due to the tea tree essential oil included in it, this is a great refreshing spray for a hot day, or if you tend to suffer from headaches. As I suffer from anxiety, the Feather & Down Pillow Sprays have been a must for me, and they really do help me sleep through the night without waking up as much, and encourage me to get a good night’s sleep!

If you know of someone who struggles with hay fever, anxiety or sleepless nights, then these products make the perfect gift, especially the Pillow Spray as it comes beautifully boxed.

You can find Feather & Down online here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*This post contains PR samples, but all views are my own

Friday, 15 June 2018

Primark Bronze Makeup Collection

I have been seeing the Primark Bronze Makeup collection all over social media and You Tube, but when I went to my nearest store a few weeks ago they had very little of the collection to choose from - oh how I wish Primark did online shopping, at least for their makeup! However, I managed to pick up four bits from the Bronze collection and so here’s my thoughts on them…
First up we have the Primark Bronze Instant Radiance Highlighting Drops in the shade Paradise (£2.50). This little glass pot comes with a dropper applicator, which doesn’t work the best compared to similar products, but it is still easy to get the product out. The Highlighting Drops don’t have the highest density shimmer to them, but when applied to the skin, they give a luminous glow, with the consistency being quite lightweight and easy to apply. The shade Paradise is a soft champagne, and is really pretty for fairer skin like mine. I don’t know if they do have other shades available, but I would definitely pick this up in other colours if I found them.
We then have the Primark Bronze Metallic Eyeshadow Cream (£2) in the shade Sundown. The product itself comes in a little glass pot, and the cream is quite low down from the top of it, so it makes messy work for fingers, but the result is totally worth it. It gives a strong, highly pigmented metallic finish, which is easy to apply onto the lids, and just one swipe is enough. Sundown is a warm bronze shade and will look stunning with a tan and blue eyes especially. 
Next up we have the Primark Bronze Highlight Loose Highlighter (£2) in the shade Vacation. You get rather a lot of loose highlighter in this glass pot, and whilst it isn’t the most pigmented highlighter I have come across, it still looks pretty on the skin. Vacation is a soft baby pink, so again perfect for lighter skin tones and I am going to try scooping some of this up and adding it to the Primark Primer Water to create my own shimmering face mist. A bargain for £2!
The Primark Bronze Shade & Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette (£4) is possibly the piece de resistance and the colours inside are perfect for Summer and holidays. The shadows are lightly scented with coconut to get you in that vacation mood, and you will find nine good-sized pans inside, featuring both mattes and shimmers. You find colours of browns, bronzes, oranges, corals, creams, beiges and reds, and as with all Primark eyeshadow palettes I have tried so far, the pigment is crazily impressive. With each collection they bring out, I just want more and more!! 
You can find Primark online here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Haircare

When recently flicking through an American magazine (I much prefer them to UK magazines), I saw an advertisement for Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Haircare, so I immediately Googled it to see if I could buy them in the UK, as many products out in the US don’t often reach us straight away. However, I was in luck, they were available here too, so I placed an order right away…
With the warmer days upon us, and it being the time to jet off on holidays, the Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat products are perfect as they have been created for sensitive scalps and fragile hair. Plus they smell super dreamy! The collection is enriched with protein-rich ingredients such as oat and rice. Oat milk is rich in antioxidants and rice cream, which provides the hair with moisture. The formula soothes the feel of sensitive scalps and leaves the hair feeling protected and super soft to the touch. Oat is a protein rich and low-fat cereal and the oat milk helps to soothe and nourish the hair without weighing it down or leaving it feeling greasy. Rice Cream is produced by grinding small grains of rice and is said to have moisturising and protective properties for the hair, also being rich in protein.
There are four products within the collection, a Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment and Heat Protection Milk and all four products are free of parabens and contain natural extracts. Both the shampoo and conditioner come in regular plastic squeezy bottles containing 360ml each, so you get plenty of product for your pounds. The Shampoo has a light, creamy consistency and builds up to a nice foam, filling the senses with the scent of sweet flowery milk. The Conditioner has a slightly thicker consistency and after use of the duo combined, my hair is left feeling lightweight and gorgeously soft.
The Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Heat Protection Milk Spray nourishes, softens and protects the hair without weighing it down. It is incredibly easy to incorporate into your daily haircare routine, simply give it a good shake, and then spritz evenly onto the lengths and ends of damp hair and then style as normal. This also has that delicious, creamy oat scent which keeps the fragrance for longer in your hair. I found that after use my hair wasn’t at all tangled up and as it protects the hair from heat up to 230 degrees, this is the perfect pairing for heated hair tools. 

The Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Shampoo and Conditioner both retail at £3.99 and the Heat Protection Milk retails at £4.49 at shops including Boots and Superdrug.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx