TerraPrime Banana Face Powder

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img_6352rGives Celebrity Glowing Look, Camera Friendly, Suits for Majority of Skin Tones – 42g/1.5oz

I had never heard of Banana Powder before spotting this on my review site. Apparently it is very big in Hollywood and with Kim Kardashian although that is not necessarily someone I look to for beauty advice!

This is a lovely warm colour , sort of yellow caramel and very very soft and light. I usually use a loose light face powder so this was not that strange to me and I have already got a couple of brushes to apply the powder.

 

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I found this was perfect to set my make up without adding any weight or making me look ghost like. It gave a lovely sheer look with a matt finish yet not dull it had a slight sheen or glow but not a shine.

I love how light this powder is and that it really feels as though I have not got any make up on and it certainly doesn’t creep into my lines which I hate when a powder does that.

 

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According to the company it is bet to apply with a sponge, brush or powder puff. Best to apply where you’ve applied concealer – under the eyes, around T-zone, on the bridge of the nose, chin. To maximise the highlighting effect – leave it on for 10 minutes then brush away excess powder. You can also puff the powder all over the face to give an overall highlighted look.

It doesn’t appear to have any banana in it so probably gets its name from the colour. The ingredients are :TALC, ZINC STEARATE, ORYZA(RICE) STARCH, ZEA MAY(CORN) STARCH,METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN

 

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I was lucky enough to get to buy this product at a discount in return for my views. I can honestly say I will be telling all my friends about this as it is so much better than my usual loose powder.

This costs £14.99 from amazon.

 

InstaNatural Natural Deodorant

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img_6296I always use natural deodorants and so when I saw this on the site available to review I grabbed the chance.

There is a difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant which many do not realise. This is a deodorant which means that it stops you smelling bad but does NOT stop you sweating which is a natural body function.

Many antiperspirants and un nnatural deodorants have aluminium in them and other ingredients which are not good for our bodies.

 

Containing natural extracts like Lavender Extract, Sage Oil, Lime Extract, Orange Oil and Lemon Extract, this formula will nourish without any harmful chemicals that may cause irritation or itching like some antiperspirant products.

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I am lucky in that I don’t sweat too much but I also don’t want to smell bad either .

This deodorant is a stick one with a nice soft solid part. It smells lovely and of lemon so nice and fresh.

It has kept me smelling fresh and has not caused me any rash or any adverse reaction which I did get from one of the natural deodorants I tried .

I was lucky and got this at a discount price in return for my views and am happy to say that I would buy this again at full price as it is a lovely natural deodorant.

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The price on Amazon is £10.97 plus postage if not a Prime member.

L’Oreal Age Perfect Golden Age Night Cream

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This product comes very nicely packaged in a rose gold coloured cardboard box sealed in clear plastic. Once you open the box the product is contained in a classy looking glass jar with a gold tinge and the lid is plastic and gold and screws off easily. Under the lid is a plastic protection cover.

The cream itself is a light textured but rich feel and is white in colour.

I use this after cleansing and toning my face and applying my usual serum. Once the serum has dried I apply a little of this cream to my face and neck area using my fingers.

 

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I find that I don’t need a lot as it spreads quite well without me needing to pull at my skin at all.

It feels quite rich and slightly bit greasy initially but after a few minutes I find it has soaked into my skin quite well.

I can’t say my skin looks any better than it usually does but I do always use good quality face products on my skin. I have had no adverse reaction from using this cream despite it not being that natural in the ingredients.img_6282

I have to be honest and say I prefer using more natural products and ones I know have not been tested on animals and this product does not claim either of those.I am not the biggest fan of L’Oreal as i do know that their parent company does test on animals and because of that I do not buy their products. this was a trial I was given by BzzAgent and was free so it would be rude to say no to a freebie.

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For someone who is not bothered by either of those things this is a nice quality and effective night cream that doesn’t feel too heavy or greasy on my skin.

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GLÜKi Organics Hand & Body Moisturising Lotion

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glukiI always look for natural products that have different beneficial ingredients and those that have not been tested on animals.

This is not only all natural but is 100% organic so the highest quality ingredients. It contains organic Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil, Rooibos Leaf Extract and Orange Peel Oil.

I love rooibos tea and when in South Africa I bought a number of products made using rooibos and loved them. I have not see any since in this country so I was very pleased to see rooibos in this.It has benefits such as helping with itchy skin and skin issues and it helps to calm problems like eczema so is great for soothing and calming skin.img_6236

This also has Kalahari Melon Seed Oil which I have not come across before but I know the Kalahari bushmen manage to survive their harsh climate by using natural resources in the desert and this is one that they depend on for water when crossing the desert. It must therefore be full of hydrating qualities.

This hand and body cream comes in a plastic tube that you squeeze. I had to remove the inner seal on the top before replacing the lid and dispenser.img_6238

The cream is a pretty subtle peachy colour and smells lovely, sort of sweet and fruity with a shot of citrus freshness and is gorgeous.

On my skin it feels lovely and rich. It soaks in quickly leaving my skin feeling well fed and smooth but not greasy at all. It lasts a good long time on my skin and when applied in the morning I find my skin still feels lovely and well moisturised in the evening when I have my bath.

This is 99% natural and 99% vegetable in its ingredients so I think it is a high quality product and good value for money.img_6239

I was luck enough to get mine at a discount price and I will certainly buy this again at full price as it is both natural and unusual and does a great moisturising job on my skin.

This costs £11.99 from amazon and you get 100 ml in the tube

Foxbrim ADVANCED Formula Vitamin C Serum for Face

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On amazon this is part of the product name : – BEST Anti Aging Serum with Hyaluronic Acid – For Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Age Spots & Skin Discoloration.

I regularly use serums on my face and particularly choose those that are natural and have not been tested on animals as I like to support ethical companies and prefer not to fill my skin with dubious chemicals and artificial preservatives.

I have used other products from Foxbrim and found them to be of high quality and indeed this product is equally good.

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It comes packed in a cardboard box and inside the serum is in a brown glass bottle with an eye dropper dispenser. the brown glass keeps the product protected from light and the eye dropper keeps it free from contamination provided of course you don’t handle the dropper part.

The product is a clear slightly thicker than water liquid that doesn’t have any great scent and soaks into my skin really quickly.You don’t need a lot of this as it spreads very easily and leaves my skin feeling cool, not greasy and looking brighter too.

 

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I always cleanse my skin using a natural cleanser then tone it before using this serum. After this has sunk it and my skin is dry I then apply my moisturiser either day or night. If I choose to wear make up then I apply that after my moisturiser.

This is a combination serum that not only has the powerful antioxidant Vitamin C as well as skin plumping Hyaluronic Acid so this has more than just one or the other thus saving using two serums which is perfect for me as I have been using two serums to get both benefits.

I got my serum at a reduced price but it can be bought from amazon for £13.56 for the 30 ml.

 

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I am very happy with this and would buy it again in future.

Lumière Organic Mattifying Moisturiser

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Billed on amazon as the “Best Lightweight, Hydrating Organic Face Cream by BioSphère Naturel France”

I have skin that is tired and old but with a T zone of greasier skin with open pores so I thought this would be good for mattifying that T zone area.

 

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This lovely natural moisturiser comes in a white cardboard box and inside the product is packed ina plastic push pump container and there is a lid to cover the pump dispenser to keep it clean and contaminate free.

The cream is a thickish white cream bu not gloopy, it is quite a light feel to it and it has a pleasant fresh slightly floral aroma but it is subtle not overpowering.

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The active ingredients that help this cream do its job are the organic water lily extract to the tightens pores while the organic Bamboo extract detoxifies and the organic Rice powder controls shine.

I love the way this feels on my skin, not at all greasy and it really does feel that it is tightening my skin and it looks less shiny even after a few hours on a hot day.

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I do have very sensitive skin and that is why I always use high quality natural creams and lotions as I have found chemicals and preservatives like parabens do cause my skin to erupt in a rash.

This natural face moisturizer cream is 100% cruelty free, vegan, and free from all paraffins, parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, silicones, sulphates, synthetic dyes and perfumes.

 

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I got mine from amazon for around £50 for the 50 l container full of this lovely moisturising cream.

This is a lovely quality product that feels lovely on my skin and has not caused me any adverse reaction using it so I am happy using this.

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Amara Organics Anti aging moisturiser

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This product comes in a simple white cardboard box with the brand and logo on the front of the box. On one side is a full list of ingredients and on the other side are directions for its use.

Inside the box you find the container of product which holds 60 ml of the cream. The moisturiser is dispensed through a push pump dispenser which you turn slightly to be able to push it down.

The cream is quite thick and smells fresh and pleasant.

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I use this after cleaning and toning my face and using a serum. It is all natural and 85% organic ingredients

The moisturiser has absolutely 100% natural and cruelty free and also okay for vegans.

It has no parabens, alcohol, phthalates, sulfates or petrochemicals artificial fragrances or colours.

The product is described as having “6 POWERFUL ANTI-AGING INGREDIENTS IN ONE: This cutting-edge cell renewal formula combines Fruit Stem Cells, Peptides, Argan Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Resveratrol, & Vitamins B3 & E to combat the signs of aging and rejuvenate skin.”

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The moisturiser feels nice on my skin , soaks in quite quickly and leaves my skin feeling comfortable, not sticky or greasy and I can apply make up after should I wish to.

“Formulated With Fruit Stem Cells, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Resveratrol, & Vitamins B3 & E For Powerful Results

– Long-lasting hydration for soft, supple skin
– Sooths and nourishes dry, damaged, and irritated skin
– Plumps and fills in fine lines and wrinkles
– Antioxidant protection against environmental damage and free radicals
– Lightweight formula won’t clog pores or leave skin feeling greasy or oily ”

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I cannot in all honesty say my skin looks better or worse as I always use high quality face products that are natural so do not expect any miraculous change. I have had no adverse reaction while using this and am happy with how it works on my face.

I bought mine from amazon and the full retail price on there is £19.95 but I was lucky an got a huge discount in return for my honest feedback.

Pure Body Naturals Coffee Scrub

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DSCF2311Pure Body Naturals Coffee Scrub 8.8 Fl. Oz. With Organic Coffee, Coconut And Shea Butter – Best Acne, Anti Cellulite And Stretch Mark Treatment, Spider Vein Therapy For Varicose Veins & Eczema.

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This is a really lovely coffee scrub. I do make my own using ground coffee but it can get very messy whereas this has fewer coffee bits and the scrubby bits are not only coffee grounds but also Dead Sea salt which has wonderful healing properties as everyone knows. The coffee or caffeine element comes from Organic Kona Coffee and Coffee Arabica Seed Oil and this is what stimulates the blood and helps with cellulite stretch marks, varicose veins, and age spots. They says it also helps with psoriasis and eczema but as I don’t suffer from those I can’t say if it helps.

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My skin feels smooth and looks healthy and fresh when i use this. the oils and shea butter moisturise so that my skin really feels soft as well.

It comes in a plastic screw top jar which is better than some others which come in a glass jar as I am not keen on glass in the bathroom. It was sealed in plastic outside then a silver seal under the lid as well so no one had tampered with this I know!

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I always wash and re use my pots for my own natural beauty products so i recycle that way but this can be recycled through your usual plastic recycling.

This is a lovely natural scrub that has no preservatives, additives or other nasties so that is a major plus for me. I would also assume it is cruelty free if all the ingredients are natural and organic.

I bought mine from amazon and the cost is £14.95 for the tub.

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Thumbs Up Nail Wraps

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DSCF2322I have recently bought two sets of these nail wraps. One was called “Mars Galaxy” and the other “Aloha”. So far I have just used the Mars galaxy ones and I am hoping they will last a week or so at least.

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You get two sheets of ten nail warps so in theory if your nails are the right shape you get two manicures. Sadly mine are not the shape of the wraps so I had to use one from the second sheet for my thumb so will be one short next time.

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The colours are bright and varied so every nail looks a little different which is nice.

I tidied my nails and pushed back the cuticles carefully. I then gave my nails a base coat of gel and cured that.

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Then I got to work on the wraps. I would advise doing the hand you are most comfortable using first. I am right handed so did my right hand first as then I would not get a more tricky job second.

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I think the trick to making these wraps stay put longer is to heat them so the glue is soft before applying them to the nail. I used my hair dryer .

I did find it hard to trim off the excess on that hand as the scissors are right handed ones so I found if I turned them upside down they worked better. I also found it easier to cut off the excess wrap if I stuck some paper on the sticky side that was exposed and then the wrap cut more easily and din’t stick to the scissors.

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This does give a novel look. I won’t say it is any better than my gel manicures or just polish but they don’t need to be left to dry like polish and if you want something fancy then they are a bit different. Personally I would probably not opt to do every nail in future and would just choose a couple to decorate with wraps and gel the rest.

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They don’t damage you nail as much as other manicures and are easy to get off, just soak in nail varnish remover which softens the glue then peel off gently or push off with a cuticle pusher.

 

I am happy with these as they work out cheaper than paying a professional but look good and last quite well too. I bought mine from Amazon and each set costs £6.99 plus amazon postage.

Laila London Natural Organic Deodorant Creme

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Laila deodorant (4)This comes in a glass jar with screw top lid. I use a small spatula I got with a previous natural deodorant.

I have been using natural deodorants for years as I am concerned about the chemicals and carcinogenic ingredients in other deodorants. The one I have been using is made in the USA and I have to send there for it so when I saw this on offer in amazon I grabbed the chance to try it.

This is all natural and has a creme charcoal & clay base so it is a dark colour. I was concerned at first that my armpits would look grey but they don’t the colour fades instantly on the skin.

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This is a lovely creamy consistency and just a small pea sized amount rubbed under the arms does the job of stopping nasty aromas. It doesn’t stop you sweating as this is not an antiperspirant but the clay does help to keep you dry.

This does smell quite strongly of neem so if you don’t like that earthy smell then avoid this. The scent does fade after a while but it is quite strong initially.

This cream deodorant has no Baking Soda or Aluminium so is perfect for those with sensitive skin.

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This not only keeps me smelling fresh but also keeps my underarms moisturised as there are lots of great moisturising ingredients such as shea butters, coconut oil and sunflower oil so all good in my view.

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I bought mine from amazon.co.uk and the price there is £8.95 and postage as of amazon so if you are a Prime member it is free.