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March 16, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.3
Packaging
 
3.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
3.0
Very Impressive But....

The Innarah Eye Treatment Crème is the second product of the range that I have been very fortunate to trial. Innarah is a range that I have not used before, mainly and regrettably due to the rather high price tags attached their products. This said, I will always attempt to...

March 12, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.7
Packaging
 
2.0
Texture
 
3.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
3.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
3.0
A Beautiful But Conflicting Product

Natural oils have become staple part of my skincare regime over the years and I am always excited to have the opportunity to trial new brands. Innarah is a brand that I had not yet discovered and the Defence Oil certainly reigned in my intrigue due to their comprehensive description...

January 25, 2015
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Power Packed Body Moisturiser

I was so excited when I was accepted for the trial of the Apple & Bears Honey & Hemp body duo. This is a brand that I have not tried before and with my love of natural ingredient body products I was intrigued by this brand. When...

January 25, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.8
Packaging
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
4.0
Honey & Hemp Heaven!

I was so excited when I was accepted for the trial of the Apple & Bears Honey & Hemp body duo. This is a brand that I have not tried before and with my love of natural ingredient body products I was intrigued by this brand. When...

November 17, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.6
Packaging
 
5.0
Long lasting
 
4.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
4.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
Perfect Fo Your Inner Vamp!!

What could have been for the Halloween week to have been accepted for a trial of this gorgeous nail polish by Ciaté!! This is brand that I have not used before and I was very excited to trial not only a new brand but a colour or varnish that I...

October 15, 2014
Overall rating
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
In A Word...Incredible!!

I have taken considerable time with this trial of the Kissglove Authentic Moroccan Deep Exfoliating Glove. The reason for this is that exfoliation is not intended as a daily treatment and I have been keen to observe the results of this product over a period of weeks as appose to...

September 29, 2014 (Updated: September 29, 2014)
Overall rating
 
1.0
Effectiveness
 
1.0
Ease of use
 
1.0
Value for Money
 
1.0
A Difficult Review

Philosophy is a lovely trusted brand and makes a wide range of beauty products that in general work well and as described. I was offered a trial of the Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-step Facial Cleansing Cloths and whilst I am not a regular user of cleansing cloths, I was...

September 25, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.6
Packaging
 
4.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
4.0
Value for Money
 
4.0
Refreshingly Good!

Facial mists are a rarity for me in my beauty regime and until now I have often found that they have little or no benefit for my skin….this was until I found this little gem by Philosophy! I received a small sample of the Hope Springs Eternal...

September 21, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.7
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
4.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
3.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
1.0
Value for Money
 
3.0
A Little Disappointing

I am constantly searching for high performance face creams for my beauty regime and in recent years the formulations of cosmetics and beauty products have become more complex and as a result more expensive! I have been given the opportunity to trial a face cream from Philosophy which I believe...

September 19, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.2
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
4.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
3.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
4.0
Value for Money
 
3.0
Simplistic But Effective

I have just completed a trial of the Hands of Hope Hand & cuticle Cream by Philosophy. Hand cream has been a daily staple in my beauty regime for many years and I am always keen to try new ranges in the hope that I will find a cream that...

September 10, 2014
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
Decadent & Intoxicating!!

Argan oil has long since become a staple part of my beauty routine due to its plethora of uses all over the body. I was delighted to be accepted for the trial of the Argan Dew Intensive Replenishing Hair Mask as in the past Argan products have been very effective...

August 13, 2014
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
An Unexpected Delight!

I have moisturised my body after bathing since I was 14 years old. This is not only a daily routine I conduct without thought but it is also somewhat of an obsession for me. I detest dry skin on any part of body and I have always purchased skin creams...

August 13, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.7
Packaging
 
3.0
Texture
 
5.0
Mildness
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
Simple But Stunning!

My skin is sensitive at the best of times and I am constantly searching for a cleanser that does not contain the usual nasty ingredients that many brands tend to have. Although I have been fortunate to try many natural based cleansers, I often feel that there is ‘something missing’...

July 23, 2014
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
Small But Mighty!

I was excited to be accepted for this trial as on a daily basis my hands and nails suffer all manner of abuse. I am a keen gardener and crafts person so my past times do not tend to be sympathetic to my nails or hands. My nails are generally...

July 03, 2014 (Updated: July 06, 2014)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
Love The Skin You're In!!

I was absolutely thrilled to have been chosen for the trial of the Precious Anti-Ageing Facial Oil by INSKIN. This is a completely new brand to me and I am an ardent fan of facial oils, both for their indulgent nature and their consistent and remarkable results on my complexion....

May 22, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.9
Packaging
 
4.0
Texture
 
5.0
Mildness
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Potent Collagen Boosting Cocktail!!

I received a trial pack of the Manuka Doctor products and have written individual reviews for all. This is a new brand to me and I was captivated by the brand’s ethic, ingredients and products. Purified bee venom is renowned for its powerful benefits and this is what Manuka Doctor...

May 19, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.7
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
4.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Lipstick That Thinks It's A Gloss!!

Long lasting, excellent value for money lipstick that thinks it’s a lip gloss!

May 16, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.2
Packaging
 
4.0
Texture
 
4.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
3.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
3.0
Just A Little Too Light

Elemis has always been a trusted and wonderful brand for me and no matter which product I try it always yields results. This is the first time I have tried a body and hand lotion from Elemis and I was intrigued to see the results. The product is...

May 14, 2014 (Updated: May 14, 2014)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
Powerful, Pure & Perfect!!

I received a trial pack of the Manuka Doctor products and have written individual reviews for all. This is a new brand to me and I was captivated by the brand’s ethic, ingredients and products. Purified bee venom is renowned for its powerful benefits and this is what Manuka Doctor...

May 12, 2014
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Potent Product That Won't Sting Your Budget!!

I received a trial pack of the Manuka Doctor products and have written individual reviews for all. This is a new brand to me and I was captivated by the brand’s ethic, ingredients and products. Purified bee venom is renowned for its powerful benefits and this is what Manuka Doctor...

May 12, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.9
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
4.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
Multi-Tasking Marvel!

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to trial this new brand and have always been a fan of pure oils. They have so many amazing benefits for the whole body. When I received the Eden Organic Avocado Oil I was amazed at the size of the product. There was...

April 02, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.9
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Wonderful Newcomer

The name Peppy Galore immediately conjured up a young, fresh and modern brand and their packaging certainly reflects this style. The bottle is a delightful, non fussy white plastic bottle with a wide nozzle, pump action lid. I always prefer a pump bottle as this generally makes the product easy...

February 20, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.7
Packaging
 
3.0
Texture
 
5.0
Mildness
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Wonderful Multi-Tasking Product!!

I am a big fan of the original eye makeup remover by Melvita and was very intrigued to try the new version. Being a bi-phase formula I had high expectations of this product. As always I love the 100% recyclable bottle however, I did feel that the packaging of this...

January 30, 2014
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Quality To Surpass All Others

It has been an absolute pleasure to trial this wonderful body oil by Opulentia Organics. I adore all body oils and use them whenever possible; however I do not think I have encountered a body as highly concentrated as this one before. As I do suffer from stress on a...

December 04, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Mildness
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Natural & Beautiful Perscription Product!!

The trial of this cleanser has been an absolute pleasure from beginning to end!. As my skin ages dehydration has become a fact of life and also skin related issues caused by stress and environmental factors. Facial oils have long since been avoided by many for fear of causing excess...

October 30, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.8
Packaging
 
5.0
Long lasting
 
5.0
Well defined lashes
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Little Gem For Your Makeup Bag!!

When I look for a mascara there are a few requirements for my purchases and although it seems unlikely to many, mascaras can differ so dramatically it was an absolute thrill to be able to trial this product as whilst Bourjois is a fantastic brand, I would not usually purchase...

October 08, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
Self Confidence In A Bottle!!

I cannot describe my excitement when I was given the opportunity to try the new Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil from Bodhi. As my skin ages dehydration has become a fact of life and also skin related issues caused by stress and environmental factors. Facial oils have long since been...

August 09, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.4
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
3.0
Absorption
 
4.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
4.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Very Effective Value For Money Serum

I am always excited to trial new serums especially if they are organic and lacking the usual harsh and debatable chemicals that many well known brands adorn their skincare with nowadays. When it comes to organic products it is always a thrill to me to find skincare that actually works...

July 15, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.9
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
4.0
A Must Have SOS For Ageing Skin

I adore this facial oil from NUDE. NUDE products are most certainly not cheap products but they do give amazing and fast results. Good quality oil based products actually have hugely beneficial advantages on the complexion and address all manner of issues, from sensitivity, ageing, dehydration, rosacea and acne. This...

July 15, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.9
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Mildness
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
4.0
High Performance With A High Price Tag

I have been fortunate to obtain a trial size bottle of this product and I am absolutely hooked to say the least. Nude products are most certainly not cheap products but they do give amazing and fast results. I often struggle to find cleansers that do not ‘over strip, the...

July 15, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Value for money
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
I Could Not Fault This Product - Simply Amazing!

I am absolutely thrilled with this self-tanner! Having been lucky enough to try many Melvita products I keep waiting for them to ‘trip up’ on a product. This simply does not happen. This product really is very, very good. The exciting part of the product is that it contains no...

May 30, 2013
Overall rating
 
3.6
Packaging
 
4.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
Ease of use
 
3.0
Scent
 
3.0
Value for Money
 
4.0
A Time Consuming Product

I received a sample of this in shower moisturiser and the first thing that I always do is study the ingredients. I am very conscious of using harsh ingredients on my skin so I like to have a read first. Whilst they are not the worst ingredients I have seen...

May 30, 2013
Overall rating
 
3.7
Packaging
 
3.0
Texture
 
5.0
Mildness
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
2.0
Ease of use
 
4.0
Scent
 
4.0
Value for Money
 
3.0
Exfoliators and Body Scrubs
Nostalgic Scent But Ineffective For Me

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to trial a body scrub as scrubs have always been and will always be an essential part of my weekly beauty regime. Combined with the fact that it is a 100% natural in ingredients I was very excited to try this new product....

April 22, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.9
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Mildness
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
4.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
No Nonse Face Wash For Girls On The Go!

By way of cleansing I have always preferred to use water on my skin as opposed to lotion and creams. I have however struggled for many years to find a face wash that does not strip the skin of its natural oils, which ultimately has a detrimental effect on the...

April 22, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.9
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
4.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Hero SOS Product

I have always been a hardened fan of all things lavender and am steadfast in my belief that pure lavender is beneficial not only to the skin but also to the soul. The reputed benefits of this wonderful plant go back through time and it is clear that it really...

April 22, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Multi-Tasking Pot Of Magic

I have been trialing some products from the MuLondon range over the past few weeks and simply have to share my findings. My general complexion tends be hormonal and prone to breakouts and irritation as well as being on the nature side where ageing is a concern. As I am...

March 18, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.9
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
4.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Multi-tasking Potent Pot That Packs a Punch!

I was absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to try this beautiful moisturizer from MuLondon. My complexion tends be suffer regular hormonal breakouts and irritation as well as being on the nature side where ageing is a concern. I consistently find that rose based products are highly effective on calming...

January 29, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.6
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
4.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
4.0
Lightweight But Beautifully Effective!

Being this 5th product I have sampled from the Melvita range I have not been disappointed with this hand cream at all. Rose based products are fast becoming some of the most effective products for my skin now I have just tipped the 40 mark. The product contains rose floral...

December 28, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Gorgeous & Fast Acting Facial Oil!

I am a huge fan of beauty oils and am always eager to try new products. When I was given the opportunity to try the Bodhi Desert Rose Rejuvenating Oil I was very excited, as nowadays, dehydration and ageing is a huge issue for my skin. The oil is...

November 29, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.7
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
4.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
Day & Night Moisturisers
A Wonderful Defence Against The Ageing Process

I have become an ardent fan of Melvita products and I was really excited to trial this new face product, especially as my skin is starting to show the signs of ageing and I am always looking for a natural ingredient product to address the ageing issues. The moistuirser is...

October 24, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Lightweight But Phenomenal Performance Conditioner!!

Being a fan of Molton Brown for the past 20 years I was excited to try this new conditioner from the Papyrus range from Molton Brown. As always the bottles are the iconic design of the MB range and I love the consistency of the design. The MB bottles for...

October 24, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Cleansing power
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
All I Expected & So Much More!!!

Being a fan of Molton Brown for the past 20 years I was excited to try this new shampoo and conditioner by Molton Brown. As always the bottles are the iconic design of the MB range and I love the consistency of the design. The MB bottles for me are...

August 06, 2012 (Updated: August 07, 2012)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
Stunning Results For My Complexion!!

This is now the 4th product I have tried from the Melvita range and so far this beautiful moisturiser is proving to be one of the most effective products that I have trialed. The moisturizer contains pure rose water which gave very visible results to my skin from the very...

June 07, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.4
Packaging
 
4.0
Texture
 
4.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
4.0
Quality Without The Nast Ingredients

I received this sample to trial and overall I was really impressed with its performance. Upon reading the ingredient list I was impressed to see that this moisturiser contains gamma orzanol from rice bran, a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin and also contains jojoba oil and Shea butter...

May 14, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.9
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
4.0
Body Moisturisers
Excellent But Expensive

I will start by saying that this cream does exactly as it states on the tube and is excellent quality but it does have some flaws for me. The cream is a rich medium to thick texture and comes in a practical soft squeeze tube. The cream is highly concentrated...

May 14, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Long lasting
 
4.0
Moisturising
 
3.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
Ease of use
 
4.0
Value for Money
 
4.0
Good But Not Great!

This lip and cheek stain is quite effective but when I first used it I was concerned about the watery texture! My shade of bronze glimmer gives as it promises, a light shimmery stain in a beautiful shade of peachy bronze. The texture is very watery and the doe foot...

May 03, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Texture
 
5.0
Absorption
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
ery Impressive!

This is a fantastic hand cream and well worth its price. The cream is white in colour with a thick texture and comes in the usual quirky retro style pink packaging with soft squeeze tube and flip top lid. It has a lovely floral, fruity, vanilla and musk fragrance which...

May 03, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
Packaging
 
5.0
Long lasting
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Ease of use
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
5.0
A Great Mid Budget Buy!

I have so many of these varnishes (mainly from Boots No7 promotions) and on the whole they are excellent value for money. There is a fantastic range of colours and I really like the brush applicator which is flexible enough for even application and does not flay or disintegrate. The...

May 03, 2012
Overall rating
 
3.8
Packaging
 
5.0
Scent
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
3.0
Ease of use
 
3.0
Value for Money
 
3.0
Nice But Not Too Effective On My Hair

I purchased this conditioner and shampoo as travel sizes from Boots as I like to test hair care products before I spend my hard earned pennies. My hair is very sensitive to certain ingredients especially sulfates so I was thrilled to see that this conditioner does not contain any or...

May 03, 2012
Overall rating
 
3.7
Packaging
 
5.0
Long lasting
 
5.0
Well defined lashes
 
3.0
Effectiveness
 
3.0
Ease of use
 
3.0
Value for Money
 
3.0
Clumped My Lashes

What girl would not fall for this gorgeous gold tube with promise of lengthening and curling effects for that ‘doe eyed’ look? I purchased this mascara on a promotion and was totally seduced by the gorgeous high shine gold design. The brush is a medium size with bristles that are...

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