MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine
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Autumn Beauty Empties

I have a new rule when it comes to beauty products, one out – one in (ok, maybe more than one in)! Meaning that I am allowed to buy new beauty products only after I finish some from those that I already have. This is why I get a bit excited when I see a new empty bottle in my bathroom.

I actually have some new items on the way to me, as I type. Can’t wait to try my them all!

I know that it’s not the end of Autumn yet, and there are still three weeks, but I have big doubts that I will finish anything else by the end of the month.

And by the way, here are Summer Empties. I’ve decided to do such features every season.

Autumn beauty empties body creams and bath oils makeup4allI really love  bath oils,  so, since  I’ve used up two of my favourites Lavera Organic Wild Rose Bath Oil  and Cowshed Lazy Cow Soothing Bath & Body Oil  to the very last drop – I’ve already ordered some new ones, which are on their way to me.

Since I have very dry skin, I have to use body moisturizers, sometimes more than once a day, so I go through them quite quickly and this month I have finished the following products:

The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Butter. I think these butters don’t need any introduction and explanation, they are fantastic. This particular one was a present from the boyfriend which made even more special.

  Aromatherapy Assosiates Enrich Body Serum. I never used a body serum before, and was excited to try such kind of product, as it makes sense to use serums/oils on the body before a cream just, as you would on the face. It works! Plus, as

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Favourite Beauty Products of 2012: Body Care

Today it’s time for part three of my 2012 beauty favourites and it’s all about body care and, I think, regular readers won’t be surprised by any of my picks. Especially considering that most of the products are from my favourite skincare brands.

Cleansers

Cowshed Soaps

For some reason in 2012 I’ve started using soaps instead of shower gels. Long gone are the days when soaps were harsh and  drying, these days you can get some luxurious, creamy ones. I am absolutely in love with the set I’ve bought from Cowshed, would like to try other soaps the brand offers in the future.

 Clarins Toning Body Polisher

Clarins have two body scrubs and I have written about both but my favourite has to be Toning Body Polisher (yellow one). Want to know why? Keep reading.

 Creams

Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream

2012 was the year of

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Elemis Pro-Collagen Body Cream Review and Photos

A lot of people  have asked me for some body creams reviews as I have very dry skin. So this is why I will be writting about some body creams/balms/lotions that I love in the following few weeks.

We will start with Elemis Pro-Collagen Body Cream.

It is one of the most expensive creams (£49.00/$90 for 200 ml  at Timetospa)  I have used so I was expecting a lot from it. And it does stand up to what is promised!

 So what is promised?

‘Designed with lattice technology to help restore surface cell cohesion, promote intercellular communication and reinforce skin’s natural moisturisation factor.  Helps to smooth out crepey skin texture, deeply hydrates, improves skin contours. The result is a beautifully smooth, luminous and firmer looking body.’

 Key ingredients:  Pro-Collagen

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Probably some of you saw “Lush posts” so often that you are not very happy to see this one :) But don’t worry I am not going to write about all the bath bombs, soaps and foams that I’ve tried ( now I like Honey I Washed The Kids , Sea Vegetable and Vanilla in the mist soap ). So today I want to tell you about my experience with Dream Cream. Before I start there is something important that you need to know.

I have very dry skin. And when I say very dry skin I mean it, I have it on genetic level and it can’t be cured ( I won’t get into details because it is too personal, but my skin needs to be moisturized at least once a day). I’ve spent a fortune on a skincare and tried almost everything but most lotions, creams and even oils do nothing for me. My skin feels dry after an hour or so.

There are very few products that work for me. I am lucky that my favourite cream is cheap (because I need to buy it very often). I am talking about Garnier’s Lotion for very dry skin which is in red bottle.  But what about Dream Cream? (£9.85 $22.55 )

This is what is written about it and the list of ingredients

Incredibly soothing body lotion for troubled skin. Dream Cream is Lush’s best-selling product because it makes sore skin feel good again. Chamomile and lavender calm irritations, reduce redness and banish blotches. We also use oat milk, too, which has traditionally been used on troubled skin for centuries. It contains everything nature makes for soothing your skin.

Quantitative Ingredients

Oat Milk (Avena sativa), Rose Water (Rosa damascena), Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao),

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