Review - Bourjois Java Rice Powder

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Review of Bourjois Java Rice Powder

Bourjois Java Rice Powder

It's no secret that Bourjois have been bringing out some pretty amazing products lately. They just never fail to please! I was so, so excited when I heard about the release of this powder and after reading reviews from the bigger bloggers I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Unfortunately it took me a few trips to Boots before I finally got my hands on it, as it seemed to be pretty popular, but I couldn't wait to try it out as soon as I did! This product is a reformulation of the original product that was released 150 years ago to celebrate this anniversary. It was a very popular product back in it's day and seems to be pleasing many yet again!

First of all I love the packaging and the vintage style design on the front, taking you back to when the Bourjois Java Powder was first released 150 years ago! The only problem with the packaging is that it can be a little problematic to travel with because the inner design and it being a loose powder. It just gets a little messy inside which isn't ideal but isn't a huge problem.

This is the first loose powder I have ever used so I wasn't really sure what to expect but I do really like it after getting past the messiness of it! When you open it is does look like there is a huge amount of shimmer in there but it doesn't transfer to the face like this at all. The shimmer spreads out and just creates a lovely glow to the face without making your face look like a glitter ball. The powder is also really light which I love. It just makes the skin look perfect and glowy which is really great for this time of year when the weather can make your skin look a little dull. My favourite way of using this powder is to set under eye concealer which is something it does really well and brightens up the eye area.

Being quite a light powder it probably won't work well for those with oily skin but it works really well on my dry skin. I also find it works better if you use a smaller powder brush as it fits in the packaging better and just applies the product better as well. I'm so glad I purchased this product and I definitely think it's worth the money!

Have you tried this powder?

Kelsey xx

Cleansing Oil... To Wash Brushes?

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The other day I was carrying out my usual fortnightly brush cleaning routine. I was using my usual brush cleaning product, which actually isn't a brush cleaning product at all, the Aussie Mega Shampoo. I love this to clean my brushes as it really shifts all the product from deep in the brushes as well as leaving them soft and smelling lovely! However, it's no secret that foundation can be an utter pain to clean off brushes, particularly if you use a heavier or full coverage foundation, and whilst washing my brushes the other day I just couldn't get all the foundation to clean off the brush. I washed and left my foundation brush to dry twice but it ended up not looking any cleaner than when I started.

Cleansing Oil... To Wash Brushes?

Cleansing Oil... To Wash Brushes?

I then had a thought and decided to carry out a bit of trail and error, which luckily worked out very well. I used my current cleansing oil (which is amazing at melting away makeup from the face) on my foundation brush in hope it would help to clean it up a bit better than what I had already done. Luckily it worked (yay!) and after a couple of pumps of the oil on to the brush the foundation melted off. After washing off the oil I also washed the brush with my usual cleaner to remove the all the excess and the brush looked as good as new! I know this method might not worked for everyone but I found it worked so, so well for me! I really like having products that have multiple and/or alternative uses and this is a great example of one. Saves me splashing out of makeup brush cleansers!

Do you have any brush washing tips?

Kelsey xx

Review - Lush Bubblegum Lipscrub

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Lush Bubblegum Lipscrub

Lush Bubblegum Lipscrub

Lush Bubblegum Lipscrub

Lush Bubblegum Lipscrub

This little product caught my eye when I was at the til purchasing my recent Lush haul! I always get sucked in by lovely products surrounding the til in Lush and after seeing this a few times and not getting it I thought it was about time I gave it a go! They have a few different scents but the Bubblegum scent was the one that appealed to me the most. I have really dry lips and an awful habit of biting and picking my lips (gross, I know!) so I thought this was a product I would really benefit from using!

It's such as easy product to use. You literally dip your finger in the pot, rub a little all over your lips and lick of the excess. You can of course use a face cloth to remove the excess if licking it off isn't for you. The lipscrubs are all flavoured with the scent that you choose so they all taste yummy!

I think it works well at removing excess dry skin but it does need to be followed by a good moisturising lipbalm to ensure the lips don't get dry. I've been using it nearly every day and I think it's working well so far. It's such an essential for these cold winter days when your lips really suffer.

This product is £5.50 from Lush and they also have a Cola Christmas scent at the moment called Santa.

Have you tried the Lush Lipscrub?

Kelsey xx

Review - Superdrug Coconut & Shea Butter Body Polish

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You might remember this product from one of my 'Products I've Been Reaching For' posts a few months back and I thought it was about time I gave a full review on this absolutely lovely product! It's not very often I venture in to Superdrug, as I am much more of a Boots girl, but I'm so glad I found this product. I adore body scrubs and this one is definitely one of my favourites so far!

Superdrug Coconut & Shea Butter Body Polish

Superdrug Coconut & Shea Butter Body Polish

Superdrug Coconut & Shea Butter Body Polish

 The scent of this body scrub is absolutely delightful! The sweet coconut and shea butter scent is always one of my favourites and I think it's such a girly scent without being too sweetly overpowering. It also smells really creamy and is just lovely! It reminds me a lot of summer which is a great pick me up on these gloomy winter days!

This scrub is one of the most moisturising I have ever used! It's ever so creamy and exfoliates without leaving your skin feeling dry or tight. I also love that it works so well without feeling overly abrasive. I hate scrubs that are really scratchy and this doesn't do that at all. It just feels so creamy and soft against the skin and does everything that it needs to do - there's not much more I could ask from it! It leaves your skins feeling soft, moisturised and not forgetting the lovely scent.

The product comes in a little tub which contains 200ml. It can be a little difficult to use in the shower, especially with wet hands, but you can get past this by loosening the lid a little before you get in the shower. Superdrug also do a Coconut and Shea Butter Body Butter which I really recommend trying.

Have you tried this product? What is your favourite body scrub?

Kelsey xx

Review - Benefit Rockateur Blush

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I have no idea why it's taken me so long to write this review because I cannot get enough of this blush! I've got quite a vast collection of blushes but none of them have been a 'go to' blush for me...until now! This blush is just the perfect colour with just the right amount of glow for any occasion. I love it! I first heard about it at a Bloggers event about a month before it launched. We all got a chance to try it out and I loved it! It's the first Benefit blush I've ever wanted to buy as I find the other colours aren't quite 'me'.
Benefit Rockateur Blush

Benefit Rockateur Blush

Benefit Rockateur Blush

Benefit Rockateur Blush

Benefit Rockateur Blush

I'm really impressed with the packaging of Benefit blush as it's really sturdy and the magnet ensures the lid stays in place. It's also the perfect size for chucking in your bag or traveling with. The packaging of it is so pretty, not to mention how pretty the little pattern is on the top of the blush! I'm a sucker for pretty packaging and products. 

I know a few people have been a little annoyed that this particular blush doesn't contain as much product as previous Benefit blushes but this doesn't bother me too much. I did read that this is due to them using a different formula, creating a softer blush that will crack if packed to thickly. How true this is I'm not entirely sure on.

The colour of the blush is just perfect for me and I think it really suits my skintone. It's a lovely pinky colour with tones of peach and purple. It also contains shimmer which isn't over powering but adds a lovely glow to the skin. It creates a really healthy and glowing look to the skin. The colour is so versatile and suits a variety of different looks. I find this really good as it means when traveling I can just pack one blush as not need to worry. It can be worn subtly or more built up depending on the look your going for. When wearing this blush during the day I have been avoiding using highlighter as I think this blush does the perfect job on it's own, but going for a small hint of highlighter for evening looks.

For £23 this blush is a little pricey and a lot more than I would normally spend on a blush but I'm so glad I bought it. It's such a pretty blush and a lovely versatile shade. Considering I use it nearly everyday it's hardly got a dint in it and I can see it lasting a very long time!

Have you tried a Benefit blush? Which is your favourite?

Kelsey xx

Lush Christmas Haul

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After seeing Lush's Christmas and Halloween stock I couldn't help but spend a few pennies and pick a few things up. I'd also seen a few reviews from other bloggers which helped convince me that I needed to part with some money and buy myself some goodies! I bought the Lush Candy Mountain bubble bar a few weeks ago (review here) and was super impressed with it, so I knew their other Christmas stock wouldn't let me down! I did the haul in two parts, one online and one straight from the store, as I wanted a facemask and wasn't sure about getting it delivered. This was the first time I had ordered from Lush online and was really impressed. It arrived within good time and was very well packaged. They even chucked in a nice little sample!










 The first thing I knew I had to get was the Lord of Misrule ballistic (£3.30) I had seen this reviewed on other blogs and it looked fantastic. It makes such a pretty pattern in the bath and smells so lovely! Next up was the Cinders ballistic (£2.45) which isn't a scent I'd usually go for but I thought I'd give it a go. After trying the Candy Mountain bubble bar I knew I had to try another Christmas one so I went for The Christmas Penguin (£2.95). How cute is he?! He smells so lovely but I don't know if I can brave snapping a bit off him. Definitely will have to get another of these! Another seasonal product that I got (and forgot to photograph!) was the Sugar Fair Scrub (which I cannot find on their site anymore!) I decided to get this as I love body scrubs but have never tried a Lush one before. The next two items I got in store. The first is the Love Lettuce facemask (£5.95) which is a lovely exfoliating facemask. The next is the Lipscrub (£5.50) that is something I've always been intrigued by. They always have these right by the till and this time I couldn't help but give it a go!

Have you tried any of the Lush Christmas stock? What is your go to Lush product?

Kelsey xx
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