Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Review

It’s not often that I search Google for celebrity skincare regimes, but after watching a little of The Voice the other week, I had to have a quick look, just to see how Kylie keeps herself looking so bloomin’ marvelous. Turns out that at some time or another she has used Fresh Soy Face Cleanser – So, after a few torrid weeks of trying to get my skin back on track, I opted to purchase some. If it’s good enough for Kylie…

I’ve been using Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm since receiving it as a gift about seven or so months ago and as great as it is, I thought it was time for a change. Enter Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, which has turned out to be equally as good – It’s a refreshing gel cleanser that doesn’t dry out my skin and thoroughly cleans the foundation and other layers from my face.  I do find it occasionally leaves tiny traces of mascara around my eyes, but I’m yet to use a product that will clear every speck of the tough-stuff all of the time and I’m talking tiny amounts here.

The downside of this product is that is costs £15 for only 50ml. However, a pea sized amount is all that is needed to cleanse the skin, so I can see it lasting for ages. There’s mixed reaction to the scent online, but I have no problem with it’s cucumbery goodness. Overall, I feel like the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is one of those products that I’ll probably always go back to. It does what it says on the tube and I’m currently very happy with the soothing and refreshing skills that it is performing on my skin. I would be lovely if it was around the £10 mark, but what can you do…

Worth a try if you have sensitive  skin and I like the no-nonsense packaging.

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Skincare

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Review

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

Key ingredients:

  • Amino acid-rich soy proteins help maintain elasticity and healthy skin.
  • Rosewater is notable for its calming and balancing properties.
  • Calming cucumber extract aids in soothing the skin.
  • Borage seed oil helps to nourish.

Have you tried this product? Or do you have a cleanser recommendation?

Selfridges Lucky Bag

*Edit – If you are reading this today (Wednesday 14th) GO, GO, GO!

GET THE BAG NOW!

 

Back in September, I blogged about the Selfridges Beauty Box, which I was lucky enough to bag, even with such high demand! It took a lot of patience and many attempts, but I got there in the end and I have really enjoyed using all of the products. Quite a few of you were not quite so lucky, but fear not, Selfridges have come up with a special Christmas treat and will soon be offering you the chance to get you mitts on their Lucky Bag.

The Lucky Bag will contain a ‘lucky dip’ of beauty must-haves from make-up, hair, skin and body brands, all of various sizes. For a few very lucky people, there will be the bonus of a Selfridges Beauty Workshop service gift card worth £150. If you have a spare £15 and love beauty products, it’s probably worth the investment –  Just register HERE and be exceedingly quick off the mark on the day, as there are only 1000 bags up for grabs!

 

Good luck!

 

(pic from Selfridges site)

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things # Beauty Products

I’ve been feeling pretty sorry for myself on this August bank holiday weekend. We were meant to be heading to the Festibelly to see some fabulous festival acts, but alas Alex has had tonsillitis, which has now progressed onto an infection of his wisdom teeth… Nasty! We sadly had to cancel our weekend away, but the good news is that he is slowly feeling better and we might actually get out to Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair at Spitalfields tomorrow.

Anyway, I’ve had plenty of time to bumble around the house and sort through my numerous beauty products, so thought I’d kill a bit of time sharing a few of my current favourites with you…

Ojon Instant Restorative Hair Serum – I got this sample in a beauty box some time ago and genuinely love it. I use it once I’ve dried and styled my hair, being careful only to use a small amount through the ends. Oils can make my hair go a bit limp by the end of the day, but when used wisely this product is terrific for repairing split ends and taming the frizz.

Kimia Exquisite Rejuvenating Facial System – I’m not actually one to invest an enormous amount of money on one product, but after I tried a sample of this I decided to splash out. They claim that it is an anti-ageing blend of pure oils that aim to combat fine lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate skin cells, leaving your skin velvety smooth. I certainly  love the way it makes my skin feel, but  don’t use as much as is suggested – A little goes a very long way and I only apply it two or three times a week, rather than the suggested twice a day. I found that when I was using it more I found I came out in a few spots. Get the right balance and this product works a treat. Find out more HERE, but shop around as you can get it a lot cheaper from different online stores.

Taaj Himalaya Micellar Water – Another beauty box product that I will definitely purchase in the future. I haven’t used many make-up removers in the past, but this one feels great on my skin and does it’s job very well. It removes heavy eye makeup with ease, smells great and leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh.

 Rituals Cherry Blossom Water – Rituals can do no wrong for me at the moment. I have a few of their products, including some delicious tea which I’ll no doubt post about soon. I had a £5 voucher for the store, so decided to purchase this body mist. I’ve never actually used a body mist before, but thought it would be nice to use instead of a perfume on a daily basis, when I work from home. There is no need for me to use expensive perfumes when I’m just sitting in the house with the cat and dog now is there?! There are a few different scents, but this was the only one for me. Check out Rituals online HERE as there are always plenty of offers.

Now, I’m off to mooch around some more. I have agreed to work this evening, so my festival cancelled weekend has resulted in a bit of pocket money – Always a nice bonus!

Enjoy your Bank Holiday x

GlossyBox… Again.

Ok, so I was meant to give up on the beauty boxes after Christmas… Or at least choose only ONE to subscribe to. FAILED!

After doing a bit of research on beauty boxes in December, I decided Joliebox was the one for me. However, when a discount code for the January Glossybox popped up on my screen last week, I couldn’t resist giving it one more chance. It would have been rude not to, as I was able to save a whole five pounds. Those discount codes get me every time!

I’ve noticed that one of the main complaints about all the boxes, is that they go missing in the post or don’t get sent out in time. In fact, I had that exact problem with Feelunique – My box didn’t come and after many attempts at emailing them, I finally got a response saying there were no more left in stock. Needless to say, I simply canceled my subscription with them and moved on.

Anyway, I’m happy pretty happy with this months GlossyBox. There were quite a lot of moisturising products, but I honestly can’t complain when I only paid £7.95 for it. The products are worth quite a bit more when it’s all added up and what I don’t use I’ll throw into my gift draw.

 

Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream / Extra Firming Night Cream – 15ml of each
£46.50 / £48 for the full size 50ml
These will be perfect to take away when I travel. I’ve never actually used Clarins…
So this is the perfect opportunity.

Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer – Dewy Finish – 5ml
£29 for the full size – 30ml
I’m not really a dewy finish type of girl…

FAB Gentle Body Moisturiser – 56.7g
£10.00 for the full size – 226.8g
A great travel sized product that will be used as my home bottles are huge!

Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner – Midnight Blue – £9.50
Perfect for me, as I like a bit of retro eye.

If you want to try and get this box reduced by £5 then used this code: STYLISTDEC1411
I’m not sure when it will expire though, so be quick!
You can subscribe and then unsubscribe like I do – Using codes as and when you find them.

Glossybox tend to send out two different boxes and if you would like to see what you else you may end up with then take a look here: milkteef.com

These are a few of my favourite things – #Beauty Products

Coming up with new blog posts has proven difficult for me over the past few weeks because my mind has been all over the place with our flat sale and purchase. To add a bit more pressure into the mix I’m also due to finish my part time nanny job in a few weeks. A fabulous idea of mine giving mine giving me more time to concentrate on my PR company and any other little wheeler dealer type projects that take my fancy. Alex thinks that I simply want to work from home so I never have to get out of my Pajamas. This is not strictly true but I won’t deny that I am looking forward to a few more PJ days – Especially in the winter months. I’ll most definitely be making an effort to make my home/office a place of style but more on that another time…

Anyway, I’ve decided to start a new feature based around my favourite things of the moment. I’m quite fickle so this could run and run. Which I guess is the idea.

So, here they are… Some materialistic things that make me happy.

I’ve had never really been much of a product person until a few years ago. As every birthday came and went I’d get a tad more depressed and like a lot of women probably looked to beauty products for a bit of comfort. I just don’t understand how we never get a year off every now and then – Surely that would be the best birthday present ever!?

I had always scoffed at people that spent loads of money on moisturiser but when I tried Kiehl’s Acai Damage-Correcting moisturizer I was hooked. It’s £37.50 for a bottle but it really does last for ages and does my skin wonders. To add to it’s greatness when I bought it from Selfridges for some reason they threw in the toning mist and eye cream for free. A steal if you ask me but I’m guessing that the chances of that happening to me again are pretty slim!

After reading that Temperley London had collaborated with Lancome and produced this lovely cosmetics bag I went on a mission to find it on ebay and snapped one up with it’s contents for a bargain price. It came with a trail size of Lancome’s Genifique Serum which claims to ‘reactivate the youth in my genes’ –  A bold statement which I don’t really believe but it feels nice and hey it was worth the try.

I’ve been using Bare Minerals for quite sometime now but wanted to find an alternative foundation that would really stick like glue on those nights that I’m out working into the early hours at clubs.  L’oreal Infallible seems to last well and it was pretty easy to apply until the brush popped off. Now I just fight and scream at it every time I’m in a rush to get ready – I lose every time but it’s worth using even if you end up having to use your fingers as well as the brush!

I’ll be honest with you… I’m rubbish at applying blusher. I got this Benefit rose and cheek stain free in a magazine last month and just love it! Its easy to apply and gives a fab glow to my cheeks and acts as a good base for my lip gloss as well. I’ll definitely buy some when it runs out but probably not from directly from Benefit’s site as it comes in at £24.50

Maybelline are celebrating 40 years of their Great Lash mascara in August and I can see why. I’ve used it for years (not 40) and will continue to do so for many more. Keep an eye out for the competition coming up here on facebook soon.

After eying up this Clinique product on one of our many dodgy ferry trips to France I finally purchased this lip gloss on ebay a few months ago. I love this colour and it doesn’t dry my lips out at all. What’s more It came in a pack of five so I’ve plenty to choose from when it runs out.

I don’t know why I only paint my toenails in summer. I’m not really a feet fan, so should really keep up with it all year round as there are so many amazing colours out there to brighten them up. Both of these nail polishes last for an eternity without chipping and the colours look fab for any occasion. The one of the left is Maybelline by the way – I’ve lugged it around everywhere and the label has worn off.

Last but not least… I’ve been growing my hair for what seems like an age now and have found that this John Frieda hair serum works a treat now that I’ve finally got a bit of length. I’m not a great fan of the shampoos and other John Frieda products that I’ve tried but when used correctly this one shows me the good results that I need.