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Lin & Lo Instant Love Mineral Mascara

 

Hello Beauties,

Happy January .. well hopefully!

Alina & Laura are 2 make up artists who are behind the brand Lin & Lo. They are no strangers to the beauty industry, as their families are involved in the beauty world too. Working all over the world, they have brought together their passion for beauty & make up and their wealth of knowledge of the best quality natural ingredients.

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The Instant Love Mascara, is fabulous. Enriched with ceramides to restore and strengthen lashes, it gave me carbon black lashes, that felt conditioned, thick, glossy, with minimal effort. I was really impressed with the length and volume that just 2 coats of this mascara gave me.

There is no clumping or stickiness and the more I think about this, it has to be the easiest to apply mascara I have used in a long time. No mess and no fuss, just fantastic results. I love the brush and how it catches the lashes making sure all lashes get evenly coated.

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I shall be moving over quite a few of my mascara stash in favour of this one! It stayed put and didn’t budge and it was pretty easily removed too, unlike some on the market now, that are near impossible to get off.

I am genuinely very impressed with this mascara, it just oozes quality and a fantastic finish, it really does. I shall be looking into this brand a lot more!

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There are a lot of mascaras out there that charge a mint, but are pretty much bog standard. This is a cut above and perhaps that is because the brand is still very niche and they have to work harder to compete, but the quality is definitely there.

 

There is 20% off The Lin & Lo Instant Love Mascara with this month’s Libbie Club and you can find it here: January Libbie Offers.

That is it for now folks

Nicola x

Cleansing Cloths …and a bargain!!

Hello everyone,

The price point for what it actually is (a nice white cotton cloth sometimes with muslin on the other side) seems excessive to me.

The ones I tend to go for are £15 for 3 and begrudgingly I pay this or I used to.

Wash cloths can really tend to harbour a lot of bacteria, particularly if you are not changing them every day and really we should be using a clean cloth every day of the week.

Recently I have turned to bamboo cloths, they are softer and more gentle than microfiber or particularly muslin. They are antibacterial and antimicrobial which means if you have acne or sensitive skin they are also going to help you keep your skin clean and are not just spreading the same bacteria around your face.

Bamboo is also a sustainable plant so it is eco friendly, requires no chemicals or pesticides and it can replenish itself within a year.

My first bamboo cloth is a body wash cloth from Bodhi & Birch and it is a Cotton Bamboo flannel which for the body is a bit coarser but it has a smoother side for more sensitive areas and as I cleanse with this I can feel it grip the skin as it goes really taking off any old skin and grime.

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It helps invigorate the skin and really getting the circulation going and improve the oxygen levels in the skin and therefore giving skin that healthy glow.

Last week I was looking on a website where I had won a competition called facetheory where I discovered the best priced organic bamboo cloths pack of 3 for £5.99 you can even select for your skintype!

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There are also large organic muslin cloths for sale on there which they have reduced right down to £2.99!! ..Well colour me happy I am in cleansing cloth heaven lol … (but the heart lies with the bamboo)

Oh and FREE POSTAGE .. always a game changer haha!

The bamboo cloths arrived today and I have to say I am delighted .. so much so I am going to order some more and have a good clear out of my old ones.

For me good skincare starts with the very first steps and that is getting your cleansing right including the right cloths too and I love my new cloth so much ..

Well that is it for now folks ..my work here is done

Nicola x

Well that is it for now folks ..my work here is done 🙂

Nicola x

 

Bio-Extracts Bio Active Vegan Skincare

 

Hello everyone,

I am very fortunate to have been sent some brand new on the market skincare by Bio-Extracts. Made with all natural ingredients, it combines the latest advanced technology with highly active purified ingredients, to bring you the cleanest, freshest ingredients in your skincare.

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Marina, who owns the brand, is from the Russia , and getting skincare and make up as she was growing up was impossible. So she learnt from a young age how to make her own lipsticks, make up and most importantly skincare; and that has lead her to producing high end cosmeceuticals.

But that is not all ..the face creams have the latest Lamellar technology within them and what that means for us, is that the creams mimic our skins own natural Lamellar structure. It was first designed to treat ultra sensitive skin-types, so it fits on the skin like a glove, it is ultra gentle, keeping moisture in, protecting the skin and keeping pollutants out.

The face cream is so lightweight and very quickly fully absorbs into my skin, which I love, as I hate anything sitting on my skin and looking oily. It smells beautiful and fresh and you can smell the pure plant extracts within it.

So once you have chosen your new high spec face cream, in light, normal or rich, Bio-Extracts then give you the power to be your very own skincare consultant. You choose from a very wide range of their vegan skin booster serums, exactly what your own individual skin needs.

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The packaging is all designed to work in synergy and both the face cream and the serums give you precise airtight fresh doses every time you use them to keep everything at its most potent.

These serums are so good that they really need their own blog post and that will follow, but to give you an idea of what they are like, I will firstly say they can be slotted into any skincare routine. If you just fancied trying one to start you off, you can do that, but I guarantee you will be back for more!

I chose anti-ageing serums in Firming (this I could feel working straight away), Lifting and Anti-wrinkle, but the range is constantly growing and there is a Glow Boost, Hydro Boost, Pore Minimising, Redness Relief Boost to name but a few. To be able to tailor your skincare in this way is so new and to have so much choice, to be able personalise it to your needs in this way, is revolutionary, genius and trailblazing, setting a new standard in how we can select our own skincare!

Then to be fresh, pure, paraben free and vegan – it has set a whole new standard in skincare for sure…

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You can check out Bio-Extracts own website where they have a personal shopper function that helps you select the right products for your skin Bio-Extracts or you can also find it on QVC UK

Evolve Beauty Hyaluronic Serum 200

 

Hello everyone

Evolve are a niche organic/natural skincare brand. They make everything themselves in small batches so it is fresher and at its most potent.

The Hyaluronic 200 serum is so called because it contains 200mg of Hyaluronic Acid per 30ml bottle. This is mega hydration for the skin as it holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water making it super effective hydration for all skin-types.

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It also contains Pomegranate extract which is known to promote cell turnover, strengthen the skin & protect the it from free radicals; Damask Rose Water, a natural hydrolat; and Aloe Vera.

This is a lovely silky texture going onto my skin. I have had a rash on my face & neck recently and once it started to settle, my skin really needed moisture and plenty of it, so this has been a godsend by my side.

It sinks in quickly, no residue, no wait time to carry on with your skincare and it helped keep my skin hydrated all day while going through a very bad time skin-wise

It has helped with hydration and helped me get my glow back. I applied it a few times a day along with my regular skincare routine and it has helped give me the moisture boost that I needed.

It is no big secret in the beauty world that Hyaluronic Acid is a wonder product for anti-ageing, for really plumping out the skin and filling out fine lines and wrinkles, and this serum really packs a strong moisture punch!

Evolve are a brand that sources only organic products where they can and if not organic then as naturally grown and sourced as possible.

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There is change afoot in the beauty kingdom. People are learning and they are starting to read what is actually in their products and reducing the toxins they eat, put on their skin and their carbon footprint.

Evolve products give you artisan, green, organic, vegan, natural products that fit into a good healthy lifestyle and a better you inside and out and any product of theirs I have tried has been fantastic!

If you are interested in the Hyaluronic Serum you can get 20% off here at the Libbie Club while stocks last!

That it is for now folks, have a great weekend!

Nicola x

Mizon K- Beauty Placenta Ampoule Cream

 

Hello fellow beauty addicts,

I am a bit late to the Korean skincare party though I know so many UK women are truly loving it. What really interests me from what I have read is that a lot of it is cruelty free and vegetarian.

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Mizon was founded in 2000 by a team of cosmetic beauty specialists and let’s be hones, for it to still be going and have reached the UK shores it has to be of the best quality and a a really good face cream.

So what have I learned and noticed about this cream … well … it has a lovely thick consistency that really smoothes out onto the skin and is readily and quickly absorbed and I have noticed it gives a lovely matte finish, most important if you are wanting to put your make up on quickly in the morning.

The ‘placenta’ mentioned in the name comes from the part of the plant that feeds the seeds of the plant and the flower. It is rich in amino acids, peptides, trace elements and minerals. For this reason it is known to be highly nutritious for your skin.

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So what will this do for your skin then? It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Trehalose which helps hold moisture in your skin. Also sagebrush, yarrow and rose extracts which all soothe, plump and nourish skin.

If your skin is feeling a bit grey and flat this will really nourish, hydrate & brighten the complexion for you and really give skin a lift and boost.

This cream is perfect for all skin types including sensitive, it is soothing on my skin as well as nourishing and it feels like it really smooths my skin out texture wise too.

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Have you taken the jump into Korean skincare yet?

Perhaps this is a good time for you to try with 20% off here at The Libbie Club

That is it for today folks

Nicola x

 

Mr Bean Coconut Coffee Scrub .. Wowsers!

 

Hello everyone,

When I got my Bean Coffee Coconut Scrub from the Libbie Club I was completely unprepared for what happened next …

Made with Organic Robusta Coffee Beans, organic cold pressed coconut oil, Himalayan pink rock salt, demerara sugar, organic cacao & Vitamin E oil; this impressive list of ingredients told me that this was something rather special.

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I opened the bag and had a sniff .. I thought hello this is strong stuff alright ..so when I read the instructions I thought it best to put some in a bowl and take it into the bathroom so I didn’t get everything in the packet wet.

I figured with the dry texture it was going to be a little messy. You massage it onto and into wet skin and once you get the massage going and the product on your skin it gets a lot less messy.

My mind was blown away by the strong scent of coffee .. this is a double espresso for the body and mind … powerful top quality ingredients gently exfoliate and hydrate your skin as it goes.

This is a skin treatment that stimulates circulation, works on cellulite, various skin conditions like eczema, stretch marks, black heads and spotty backs, the heap!

With the beautiful organic oils it nourishes the skin as it goes. The coffee scent rinses clean away leaving you feeling so revived from head to toe that you are ready to take on the world!

My Bean Body Scrub has to be one of the most stimulating products for the body and mind that I think I have ever used .. I simply felt incredible after using it .. every time..it not only has incredible ingredients, but the after effect is nothing short of WOW and BOOM!!

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Honestly it awakens the senses and leaves your body & skin feeling incredibly soft & lightly scented with coconut, just amazing …Mr Bean I salute you lol!!

Have you Heard of Mr Bean Body scrubs yet?

If you enjoy a mind blowing shower then take a look here at the offer on my Libbie Club page. My Bean Body scrub comes all the way from Australia and truly packs a punch in the shower ..

Check out Mr Bean scrub here and at the moment there is also a beautiful  free Bee Good  travel sized cleanser 30ml  with every order (while stocks last) Libbie Club

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Bye for now

Nicola x

 

Tarte – Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in one Mascara!

Hi everyone,

Tarte do the best mascaras imo.

I have tried a lot and keep going back to the lights, camera lashes because…here is why I put my trust into it ..

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1.I have super sensitive eyes and it never ever irritates my eyes .. most important!

2 . is that it is very easy to remove and I know I can easily get it all off or else it causes more irritation.

3. it needs to be blackest black to really frame my eyes.

4. I want it to volumize and lengthen .. no argument! It must do this! My lashes are fine and prone to falling over lol.

5. It must not dry out and start to crumble half way through the day or in any other part of the day.

6. The wand has to be easily manoeuvred around the lashes so i can really get into the root of the lash and build that volume up.

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I don’t want much do I lol?

This mascara fulfils all of my criteria to make a mascara good. It has been proven to increase volume to the lashes by a whopping 330% with just 2 coats. It conditions the lash and it doesn’t go black and crispy ..

It is  tested and fantastic on sensitive eyes like mine!

It coats every lash including the shorter ones and it stays conditioned and curled throughout the day.

All things considered I really love this mascara, I can trust it to do its job and not have to worry about it being halfway down my face come midday …and that in a mascara is damn hard to find ..

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The Tarte Lights, Camera, Action is available on my Libbie Club and the Tarte Lash Primer is for sale too as part of a set and there is 10% off here: The Libbie Club

That’s it for now

Take care

Nicola x