Elemis Revitalise-Me Shower Gel Review and Photos

Last week I reviewed the new Elemis Tranquil Touch Bath Elixir from their Exotic Body line and promised to review the other product from the Body Awaken line.

Both products are from the new [email protected] Home line and you can read all the details about the new products here.

I’ve actually ordered Elemis’ new body scrub last week. Was torn apart between the mint body scrub and the exotic body scrub. Mint one would be more suitable for summer but I’ve got the Exotic one. Can’t wait till I get it.

But back to the product that I’ve got to try from the Awaken Body range. To tell the truth, I don’t think that I would get anything from that range myself as Exotic or Soothing  lines attract me much more. So this is great that I have something different to tell you about.

So, I’ve got a Revitalise-Me Shower Gel 200ml( £16) to try. I assume this would be an amazing product to use in the morning to help yourself to wake up but I don’t have time and don’t like taking shower in the mornings  most of the time. But  I did take a shower several times in the morning to try out this shower gel!

The first thing that you notice is the pretty

Xen Tan Scent Secure Daily Protection. Does It Really Work?

I am not an expert when it comes to self tanners but all those that I’ve tried had not the best scent in the World. And I am sure that you all know what I am talking about. According to people who’ve tried a lot of self tanners – all of them smell like that.

As it is summer and lots of people  are using self tanners, I though it would be useful to share about this product – Xen Tan Scent Secure Daily Protection.

Xen-Tan Scent Secure Daily Protection is said to be an “oil-free hydration  and a companion for self-tan. Firming complex for face & body. Paraben-free.  It’s  perfect for locking out the unpleasant smells associated with any fake tan product.  Enriched with powerful ingredients and a firming complex which leaves skin feeling wonderfully nourished, lifted and firm. Smells of cucumbers and melon.”

Ingredients: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Xanthan Gum, Dmdm Hydantoin, Sodium Metabisulfite, Lactic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Yellow 10 (Ci 47005), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Red 40 (Ci 16035

I haven’t tried it so I can’t say if it works or not but if you did  – please share. The prices at different on-line shops are £20-£25.

Beauty Inspiration. Malgosia Bela for Vogue Spain

I have to say that my favourite thing about magazines are the beautiful photo shoots as I love looking at the makeup  (especially close ups of it) and the style in general. I also love looking at advertising actually, especially of the beauty products.

There are  a lot of beauty shoots and advertising that I really liked lately but the last one which really impressed me was the one for Vogue Spain with Malgosia Bela.

It is just so beautiful, chic and simply gorgeous in my opinion…

Here is also a black and white version

Barielle Shades Karma Kollection for Spring/Summer 2011

I really like the polishes from this Barielle S/S 2011 Karma Kollection. I would actually want to have all of them, they look perfect for summer, such beautiful colours.

Buddha-ful, beige with soft baby pink/blue/light grey foil

  • Soul-er Powered, warm yellow gold with gold and silver shimmer
  • Welcome-OHM, warm cream plum
  • Positive Zen-energy, warm mossy green with silver shimmer
  • Do Unto Others, blue/green jelly cream
  • Gotta Have Fate, opaque creamy coral

Each is £8.


Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Fresco Review, Photos, Swatches

Femme Rouge was actually the first product I’ve tried from Hourglass Cosmetics so it’s a bit strange that I am writing about it only now.

The first thing that you notice is the beautiful heavy luxurious case with the engraved  Hourglass logo on it, so it won’t rub off. The other good news is that you can get a refill when you’ve finished up your lipstick.

The colour that I have is called Fresco and I would describe it as a rosey nude. This shade actually gives me the colour which is very close to my natural lips, only a bit darker. So for me this is a perfect lipstick when I want to make an accent on my eyes but want my lips to look beautiful, too.

The lipstick gives a beautiful opaque coverage and the application is smooth and even. Femme Rouge has a creamy but lightweight formula. I wouldn’t say that it’s very moisturizing but it’s not drying.

As for the staying power,