E:20/09/15, Win 1 x Prada Luna Rossa Eau de Toilette Gift Set | 50ml, RRP £49.99

This month we are offering our members a chance to win a luxurious Prada Luna Rossa Eau de Toilette 50ml Gift Set for Men worth RRP £49.99, beautifully presented in a sleek gift box displaying the iconic red Prada stripe and containing a fragrance and a shower gel.

The story behind the fragance

Luna Rossa is inspired by the infamous 'Luna Rossa' boat created in 1997 for the America's Cup.

"I decided to call the boat Luna Rossa one evening over dinner under a full moon. The name has a kind of magic feeling related to the winners of the America Cup." Patrizio Bertelli, 1997.

Looking to the values at the heart of extreme sailing as a starting point for new ideas, Prada's new masculine fragrance evolved from the pursuit of excellence. Taking the esteemed Luna Rossa name as it's own, it is a scent with a reverence for the natural world and a passion for innovation. Designed by Yves Behar, the Prada Luna Rossa fragrance bottle is inspired by the technological and sleek dynamic beauty of extreme sailing boats.

Prada Luna Rossa EDT for Men, 50ml RRP £47.50

Prada Luna Rossa is a masculine fragrance that reinterprets traditional ingredients with agility. The backbone of the fragrance is lavender - an unmistakable natural ingredient in perfumery - teamed with a bitter freshness of orange essence, resulting in a fresh and invigorating scent. Aromatic clary sage and spearmint nanah essences channel the spirit of vast open spaces and rugged, natural elements whilst ambroxan and ambrette absolute create a woody amber- like signature - the dynamic paradox of synthetic and natural ingredients brings a warm sensuality: refined, dignified and timeless.

Prada Luna Rossa Shower Gel, 100ml RRP £26.50

Get an intensely refreshing shower experience with the Prada Luna Rossa Shower Gel, a deep cleansing scented body wash for men. Infused with moisturising ingredients and gentle cleansing agents, this invigorating shower gel works to eradicate daily pollutants while ensuring perfect tolerance for the skin. The body is left feeling supple and smooth, and is scented with the intensely fresh aroma of Prada Luna Rossa EDT for men.

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E:31/08/15, DermaNutri™ | Win 1 x Rejuvenating Holistic Day Package | Worth £320.00

DermaNutri™, skin wellness specialists and distributor of innovative skincare and nutraceuticals, invite you to a rejuvenating holistic day with a nutrition consultation by their skin health expertfollowed by the ultimate in luxury facials with an INNARAH® treatment, in the prestigious Mayfair Clinic & Spa. You will also receive a £50.00 voucher to spend in their boutique during your visit or online. 

DermaNutri™ Luxurious Pampering Day

Lasting approximatively four hours and worth over £320.00, your indulging experience includes:

  • Step 1: A Nutrition Consultation worth £110.00 and lasting up to 2 hours. A freshly made organic detox smoothie will be served on arrival.
  • Step 2: An INNARAH® Facial Treatment worth £120.00 and lasting one hour. It will be followed by a crystal infused refreshment.
  • Step 3: A £50.00 voucher to be spent on any order over £150.00 on the day and on selected products.

INNARAH® VenoDefense Facial Description

During this session, your skin will be treated with the skin energizing and youth restoring VenoDefense™ treatment. It is formulated with the unique bio-fermentation technology used with the natural INNARAH® skincare range for enhanced delivery of ingredients deeper into your skin.

The VenoDefense™ Treatment Facial is filled with a beautifying cocktail of nourishing botanical oils, rich in magnetic minerals, marine derived nutrients and potent plant stem cells. It is enriched with precious Gemstones and White Gold Ormus to jump-start your skin's immune cells. Designed to deeply decongest, brighten, hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, this ultra luxurious and deeply nourishing treatment will reveal your natural beauty, with glowing skin luminosity from within.

DermaNutri Mayfair Clinic & Spa

Located in the internationally acclaimed multi-award winning Alkhemy Hair and Beauty Salon, DermaNutri™, together with their spa partners Ink Aesthetics, offer you a unique opportunity not only to address your ageing skin concerns but also the cause of specific skin conditions. 

  • Competition End Date: 31 August 2015
  • Offer Expiry Date: 31 December 2015
  • Booking: Limited to one person and required by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by contact formValid Monday – Saturday between 10:00 - 6:00. A 24-hour cancellation policy apply.
  • Restrictions: The winner must be a new customer aged 18 or over.
  • Location: Ink Aesthetics Spa, Alkhemy Salon, 3 White Horse Street, Mayfair, London W1J 7LF

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To find out more about an product, or even just to say hello, feel free to drop a line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also call Mel on 0800 689 0058 to discuss your skin care needs.

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E:06/06/15, APPLE & BEARS | Win 1 x 4 Luxury Body Care Gift Sets | RRP £34.95 each

This month, we have teamed up with family owned skin care company, APPLE & BEARS, to introduce their truly pure and luxurious Body Care Collection launched in 2011.

Their founders, Kay and Dean Butt, are on a mission to harvest the power of beauty in nature and unleash the one within. They are committed to produce locally, ethically and responsibly premium cosmetics using the finest organic and natural ingredients.

We are offering our members a chance to pamper themselves or to treat someone special in their life with a wonderful duo perfect for any occasion. Apply before the 6th of June 2015 to win 1 of 4 Luxury Body Care Gift Sets worth RRP £34.95 each. 

The Ethical Values & Inspirations

APPLE & BEARS deluxe, gentle but effective beauty range is ECOCERT certified, not tested on animals, packaged with recyclable material, produced in the UK, suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians and encompassed sustainable development and fair trade. As an official partner of Breast Cancer Care, they donate 5% of the profits on the sale of every bottle to this charity

Their name is inspired by the goodness of nature (APPLE) and a reminder of our duty of care (BEARS) of our world. Their logo is a tribute to the courage, perseverance and faith (Koi Fish) of the breast cancer survivors and to their mystical grace and enchanting spirit of freedom and adventure (Mermaids). Their luxurious packaging is handmade, refined and luxurious.

The Luxury Body Wash Collection

APPLE & BEARS Luxury Body Wash Collection is formulated with the finest, natural extracts and gentle aromas to produce a pure blend that cleanses impurities gently and effectively. It nurtures and nourishes your skin delicately and naturally whilst revitalising the senses with full and luxurious foam for a bath and shower experience that rejuvenates and re-energises mind and body.

 

The Luxury Body Silk Collection

APPLE & BEARS Luxury Body Silk Collection is a sensationally creamy and luxurious body care experience. Infused with a blend of natural ingredients to boost the skin’s elasticity and firmness and formulated with the finest natural fragrances and gentle aromas, it revitalises and relaxes the senses. 

 

 

The Luxury Body Care Gift Set

APPLE & BEARS Luxury Body Care Gift Set is the perfect gift to pamper yourself or to spoil someone special in your life. A wonderful treat for any occasion, this set is beautifully presented in a traditionally handmade box and contains one full size Luxury Body Wash to indulge yourself when bathing, and one full size Luxury Body Silk to rejuvenate and protect your skin after your bath or shower.

 

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Visit their website to discover more about the brand and their environmentally friendly collections. Would you like to find a reseller near you? Check their list of stockists nationally and Internationally.

To find out more about an item, or even just to say hello, feel free to drop a line to Kay Butt, Co-Founder & Managing Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (0)1784 483 886.

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Apple & Bears Bergamot & Green Tea Gift Set

I was lucky and was chosen to try this lovely gift set of the Apple & Bears product in return for writing my views about it on this site in my blog page.

I admit that prior to their offer I had never heard of this company so I was keen to see what they made and what their products were like.

A bit about Apple & Bears

I have been very impressed with what I have found out about this company. They are a family owned, small, British company which I always like to support and to make it even better they only use organic and natural ingredients in all their products.

...."formulas are created by a team of specialists dedicated in the field of natural and ecological products. Our manufacturing process pursues ethical and social responsibility towards the environment. Each of our products are manufactured wholly in the United Kingdom and overseen by our head office in Wraysbury, England." Apple & Bears

I also was impressed to find that 5% of every bottle of their products sold, they donate to Breast Cancer care charity which is a worthy cause and a long term commitment to a good cause. All their bottles have the Breast Cancer ribbon on them.

"Apple & Bears aspires to make a difference by investing back into our planet and purposely avoiding direct conflict between the environment, human and animal rights.
Our ethical philosophy embraces responsibility for the manufacturing process from sourcing ingredients to transportation and distribution. We also take responsibility for the care of the people who make our products possible and the environment they live in." Apple & Bears

More about the products

The set I had was one full sized bottle of the Apple & Bears Bergamot & Green Tea Body Wash (300ml) and also a bottle of the Apple & Bears Bergamot & Green Tea Body Silk (250ml). These are both sold individually on the site too so you don't have to buy both as a set:

Apple & Bears also sell a number of other scent options in the same individual bottles and gift sets and they are the same prices: Grapefruit & Seaweed, Pomegranate & Aloe Vera and finally Honey & Hemp. They all sound great and quite original combinations too.

Apple & Bears Bergamot & Green Tea Body Wash

"Stimulate and rejuvenate your body and mind with powerful anti-oxidant Bergamot & Green Tea renowned for their anti-ageing properties. Moisturise and re-hydrate your skin with this boosting body wash and citrus aroma for an energising bath and shower experience." Apple & Bears

This is suitable for both men and women and all skin types. It is free of parabens, gluten, SLS and phthalayes and formulated with 100% natural fragrances and plant based ingredients so suitable for vegans and vegetarians too. All their products are 100% free from any animal testing. You can buy this in either 300ml for £18.00 or 500ml for £25.00 or as part of the gift set like I had for £34.95.

My views on the body wash?

This smells very natural, sort of gentle herb like citrus, which is mainly the bergamot I feel. I am not really sure the green tea has much of a scent to be honest. It is fresh and green, as in leaf sort of scent but not really a strong scent to me.

This comes in a pretty white plastic, recyclable bottle with a classy sort of minimalist logo in the centre front and the name of the company and scent variety also on the front. The body wash has a press down flip up lid and you just tip the bottle squeeze and out comes the clear honey coloured gel like shower/bath wash.

It does not have a strong scent but it is pleasant and fresh. The gel lathers up gently and gives enough to feel like you are getting your body clean and once the gel is damp the scent comes through a bit more strongly I felt.

I have also used this as a bubble bath and it gave a decent amount of lather and a lovely citrus scented bath. The bathroom did fill with the aroma and made it a lovely luxurious bath experience.

When using this I have not had any reaction or skin irritation. My skin didn't feel particularly moisturised but neither did it feel parched and dried our either. Once I had dried myself the scent didn't linger on my skin. My skin felt nice and fresh, not tight and dried out and if I really sniffed, I could just about detect a nice gentle freshness, not obviously bergamot in my view.

The finest organic & natural ingredients inside

"From sourcing to manufacturing, our product ingredients contain the purest quality extracts of flower and plant that are ethically sustainable and Eco-certified natural and organic." Apple & Bears
"...formulations are safe, organically derived where possible and 100% paraben and SSL free." Apple & Bears

Would I recommend the body wash?

Yes! This is a lovely natural scented product. I have faith that as a natural and eco friendly company, they are not slipping in chemical into the products. As they state, they are honest and open about what goes into all their products.

I think this is quite expensive for a body wash but it does compare with Bohdi & Birch and other high quality natural products so a fair price for the quality I suppose. If you compare it with supermarket brands then it does seem a bit expensive.

If you are looking for a quality British company making natural, animal and eco-friendly products then take a look at what Apple & Bears have to offer. You can't buy directly from their website but that it does have links to resellers, so take a look and check them out.

Apple & Bears Bergamot & Green Tea Body Lotion or Body Silk 

Moving on to the Apple & Bears Body Lotion or Body Silk in the same scent...

"Who says you can’t enjoy a little luxury when you’re up against time each morning?"Apple & Bears

In my gift box I also received the body silk in a bottle containing 250ml of the product so a full sized bottle as the gift set was exactly the one you buy for £34.95. I won't go through all the benefits of the company, Apple & Bears, again as all the ethics and philosophy will be the same as it is for all their products. 

"Beautifully balanced with natural botanical ingredients, our Bergamot & Green Tea Body Silk gently uplifts and nourishes the skin with antioxidant rich Green Tea and citrus Bergamot. Re-energises and improves the overall appearance of your skin while the silky, smooth and natural active skin firming ingredient leaves your skin looking firmer, youthful, nourished and radiant." Apple & Bears 

Rather oddly that they say it is formulated for women while the body wash was for men and women. Obviously they feel that men don't need to use a body lotion!

It is suitable for all skin types and scented with extracts from real fruit and flowers so the fragrance is 100% natural. The ingredients are Natural & Organic Ecocert Greenlife certified.

As with the body wash, the ingredients are gluten free and have no parabens or phthalates. The lotion is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. The ingredients are chosen as they are naturally skin firming.

The product is 100% free from animal testing and as I mentioned before Apple & Bears support the Breast Cancer charity. 5% of all their sales go to the charity and all their bottles carry the pink breast cancer ribbon. I also like the fact that they pay a fair wage to the people in all the countries they source the ingredients from.

My views on the body silk?

This comes in a matching white classy looking bottle to the body wash only instead of a flip top cap this has a pump with a nozzle. This works well and one pump give s good amount for applying to your skin. If I get too much of a lotion out at a time I find I have to dot it around so that I spread it evenly. You can vary the amount that comes out depending on how hard you press down the pump.

The lotion is white and quite thick, a normal sort of body lotion thickness, certainly not butter thickness. It feel cool and refreshing when applied and soaks in pretty quickly as all natural products do as they are absorbed by the skin rather than sitting on top which is what petroleum base products do.

It smells of mild citrus but more herby than lemony. It smells to me exactly like bergamot smells in my garden mixed with a creamy lotion not dairy cream so maybe some plant based oils and of course the leafy aroma of green tea also adds to the garden aroma. Not earthy and deep but leafy and natural with that lemony herb aroma.

It leaves my skin feeling smooth and well moisturised but not greasy at all. After application I can get dressed pretty much straight away and there is not greasy or damp feeling on my skin.

I find the scent doesn't hang around long on my skin but the nice soft and well moisturised feeling does. I quite like that the scent is subtle as it means I can wear my own perfume and this does not interfere with it.

Would I recommend the body lotion?

Yes! This is a lovely body lotion, gentle, not irritating to sensitive skin, it smells pleasant but not too strong and makes my skin feel nice to touch and how it feels in itself inside.

It is certainly more expensive than the average supermarket or high street brand but it is comparable with other high quality, made in UK, natural products.

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E:30/09/14, Win 1 x Elemis Time For You Spa & Skincare Collection

This month we are offering our members a chance to win an Elemis Time For You Spa & Skincare Collection worth RRP £39.00. This beautifully presented gift set includes a luxury cosmetic bag and a wonderful selection of best-sellers to indulge your body and soul.

This collection contains all the essentials needed to nourish, protect and hydrate your skin, leaving you feeling soft, supple and healthy from head to toe. As well as improving the condition of your skin, they'll also help to soothe and relax your mind, thanks to the aromatic fragrances. This wonderful set will also make the perfect gift for that special someone. Apply before 30 September 2014.

1 x Quiet Mind Bath Elixir, 300ml Full Size

Relaxes and de-stresses your body and mind, thanks to the rich blend of aromatic oils. Enriched with patchouli, ho wood and eucalyptus, it promotes tranquilty, whilst a cocoa butter derived cleansing agent softens your skin.

1 x Pro-Radiance Hand & Nail Cream, 20ml

Quickly absorbing, the blend of nourishing ingredients form a silky barrier to protect and condition your skin, as well as locking in moisture. Your hands will be left soft and smooth, with no greasy residue.

1 x Skin Nourishing Body Lotion, 50ml

Enriched with milk protein, oat kernel, camellia and macadamia and jojoba oils, it replenishes and softens dry skin, balancing your skin's pH and helping to relax the mind.

1 x Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser Pump, 30ml

Formulated with purifying and cleansing plant extracts that leave your skin wonderfully scented, the cream also protects and defends the skin against daily pollutants thanks to the high level of antioxidants.

1 x Cellular Recovery, 14 Caps

Enriched with pure moringa oil, it has fantastic anti-ageing properties which improves your skin's elasticity and youthfulness. The nourishing antioxidants fight the visible signs of ageing and help to banish toxins from your skin.

1 x Gentle Rose Exfoliator, 15ml

Wonderfully hydrating, the gentle exfoliating action leaves your skin renewed and refined, as it carefully buffs away dead skin cells and impurities. Your complexion will be left looking brighter and more radiant.

How to apply? 

  1. To qualify you must be a registered member. Sign up if you do not have an account yet. 
  2. To apply you must log in first if you already have an account.
  3. Then use the Add comment link at the bottom of this page to confirm that your account is up-to-date with your full name and postal address. 
  4. Your application will not be considered if your details are not available by the end-date. See How-to update your profile?
  5. You will not be eligible if you have failed to review a trial product sent to you in the past. See why here.
  6. Only the winner(s) will be contacted by email.
  7. Samples can be delivered worldwide.
  8. Apply before 30 September 2014.
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March 12│Win a free Lancôme Trésor In Love Gift Set

Congratulations to last month star reviewers: gypsonic and bresnahan

With 331 reviews, 206 listings and 164 threads, gypsonic was our most active member, followed by bresnahan with 389 reviews, 1 listing. They are the co-winners of our February 2012 prize, the Yves Saint Laurent Opium Gift Set.

Lancôme, 76 years of luxury and elegance

Lancôme was founded in 1935 by Armand Petitjean with a simple motive: to create a beauty brand that would deliver French elegance around the world.

The name was inspired by the ruins of a castle, Le Château de Lancosme, while the roses in the area inspired the company’s symbol of the single golden rose.

Since the launch of its first five fragrances in 1935 at the World's Fair in Brussels, Lancôme has expanded its business into makeup and skincare products.

The brand represented by the most famous actresses, global supermodels, makeup artists, and perfumers has been part of L'Oréal since 1964.

Lancôme Must-Have Skincare Travel Set

Twenty years ago, Lancôme created a unique perfume which became a Legend of Haute Parfumerie: Trésor.

Discover Trésor In Love, Lancôme's fragrance sensation that captures the spirit of the first moment of love.

The treasured moment when everything starts, a liberated spirit of romance conveyed with floral notes... Both luminous and vibrant, sensual and radiant, Trésor in Love is a soaring hymn to love. The heroine of Trésor in Love lives her love story with a disarming spontaneity.

The juice of Trésor in Love was made with many contrasts: a new irresistible floral, composed of a touch of nectarine and wood of cedar, a characteristic rose and a bright jasmine. Object of desire with slender lines, the bottle of Trésor in Love delivers a resolutely modern energy, like an essence of today. A black satin rose adorns the bottle like a lucky charm around the neck.

This month, we are giving away a Lancôme Trésor in Love Gift Set to our top reviewer containing:

How to join our free online competition?

  • To qualify you must be a registered member and you must post the highest number of reviews in March.
  • Only the reviews validated by our team moderators would be taken into account.
  • We will select and contact the top reviewer of the month by the 31th March 2012.
  • The prize can be delivered worldwide. 
  • Click here to access the list of the past winners of our monthly competitions.
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