Sunday, 11 November 2012

Review of Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

What it says on the tin

Elemis 50ml Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. The rich moisturiser gives your complexion a temporarily firmer and smoother feel and it boasts Padina Pavonica, a Mediterranean algae. This award-winning formula is adored the world over and is one of Elemis' best-selling products.
Price £49.00 for 30ml

Elemis 50ml Pro-Collagen Marine CreamIngredients
Water (Aqua), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Padina Pavonica Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Acacia Decurrens Absolute, Rosa Damascena Flower Absolute, Lecithin, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Polyacrylamide, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Laureth-7, Disodium EDTA, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Citronellol.

Simple Ingredients
Marine algae, Padina Pavonica, Rose and Mimosa Absolutes,and Gingko Biloba Liposomes

My Thoughts

I was desperate to try this cream as it has won numerous awards and when you read the reviews on this product people rave about it.  I have to say I was a little disappointed with this product and felt it did nothing for my skin.  Luckily I had this as part of a TSV so didn't pay full price (I think the price is extortionate).

A lot of people rave about this product so I had real high hopes for it.  When a cream is expensive I expect it to WOW me whilst using it and I also like to notice a significant difference in my skin over the weeks, especially for me to re-purchase a product.  Unfortunately I had none of this.

The texture was lovely and the smell was pleasant, although other people have commented that the smell is overpowering, I didn't find this.  I also found  it soaked straight into the skin but after that nothing, I didn't notice any reduction in wrinkles or the look/texture of my skin.

If you have always wanted to try this product yourself, my advice would be to buy it as part of a Today's Special Value.  There is a fantastic value TSV coming up at Christmas where you get 6 full size products for around £40.00 so if you don't like it you still have 5 other products at the same price you would normally pay for one pot of cream or you may find that you love the product like everyone else.

If you are interested in the TSV check out this page for details December TSV

Saturday, 3 November 2012

November Freebies in Magazines

More Magazine £1.50 - Get by 26th November
Buy the 26th Nov 2012 issue of More mag with Kristen Stewart on the front and you will find either a lip gloss or nail polish on the cover.  You will get one of four freebies, either: a 15ml Red Hot Lip Gloss, a 15ml Madame Rose lip gloss, a 14ml Rasberry Crush nail polish or a 14ml Nude Beige nail polish.


Marie Claire Magazine £3.70 - Get by 1st December
Buy the December edition of Marie Claire magazine with Nicole Scherzinger on the cover and you'll find either a Jemma Kidd I-Define Volumising Mascara in Stage Black or Jemma Kidd Instant Lift Skin Perfecting Primer (worth £19.00 together).

Glamour Magazine £2.00 - Get by 1st December
Buy the December edition of Glamour magazine with Kristen Stewart on the cover and you'll find a full-size (10ml) nail polish in one of four shades on the front. The detail: The shades are: Motcomb Street (navy blue), St James (bright red), Glamour Glitter (gold) or Elizabeth Street (pale pink). One per magazine. Available while stocks last.
 

Thursday, 1 November 2012

November QVC TSV Shows For Beauty - UK

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Clarisonic Mia Complete Sonic Facial Cleansing System 
4th November - Clarisonic
Clarisonic Mia Complete Sonic Facial Cleansing System
Item Number: 400249
QVC Price £121.00
Today's Special Value Price £99.96
Availability In stock
UK P&P £6.95
4 EASY PAY £24.99

YOU HAVE £100.00 worth of brush heads in this kit.  Really worth the money.  See my page on the review of the Clarisonic and if you don't like it you have QVC 30 day money back guarantee or 90 days if Xmas gift

Contains:
1 x cordless Clarisonic Mia
1 x sensitive brush head with cap (white)
1 x normal brush head (grey)
1 x delicate brush head with cap (blue)
1 x deep pore brush (white with blue interior bristles)
1 x pLink universal charger
1 x Gentle Hydro Cleanser (30ml) – enriched with aloe and cucumber
1 x instruction leaflet
1 x white mesh bag


Perfect Formula 5 Piece Manicure Favourites Collection8th November -Perfect Formula 5 Piece Manicure Favourites
One Time Only £24.93 
QVC Price £30.25
Item Number 200541
UK P&P £3.95
Contains:
1 x Pink Gel Coat (18ml; full size) - acts like a 'suit of armour' for your nails. Contains an optical brightener that helps bring out the natural colour in your nail bed and filter out any yellow appearance in the nail. Ideal for creating a French manicure 
1 x Clear Gel Coat (18ml; full size) - acts like a 'suit of armour' for your nails. Instantly strengthens, seals and protects natural nails so they can grow strong and long. Ideal for weak, brittle nails 
1 x Top Coat (18ml; full size) - creates a tough fast-drying finish formulated to protect, seal and prevent yellowing of your nail polish 
1 x Strong Nail Daily Moisture (15ml; full size) - super-moisturising formula rich in keratin and jojoba oil. Ideal for brittle nails 
1 x crystal file - creates a smooth seal at the edge of the nail which helps prevent splitting and breaking. To clean the file, rinse gently in warm water

THIS IS FANTASTIC VALUE,  THE PINK GEL COAT ALONE IS £20.00, PLUS YOU RECEIVE THE OTHER ITEMS LISTED ABOVE.   SEE MY BLOG ON THE PERFECT FORMULA



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11th November - BareMinerals
BareMinerals 8 Piece Bare Luxury Collection
Item Number: 201800
QVC Price £48.50
Today's Special Value Price £39.94
Availability In stock
UK P&P £4.95
Contains: 
1 x SPF 15 Original Foundation (2g) - available in Fair, Fairly Light, Light, Medium, Medium Beige, Medium Dark, Medium Tan, and Tan. Award-winning 100% pure mineral foundation looks like a powder, feels like a cream and buffs on like silk for flawless coverage with natural luminosity 
1 x Marvellous Moxie Lip Gloss Wild One (4.5ml) - honeyed peach - this luscious lipgloss delivers vivid colour and a shiny mirror-like finish that lasts for hours. The refreshing formula also softens and hydrates lips for superior comfort 
1 x Marvellous Moxie Lip Gloss Daredevil (4.5ml) - sparkling blackberry 
1 x Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 Compact The Phenomenon (3g) - lavender and amber - enriched with multi-dimensional pearl pigments, these universally flattering shades create a distinctive optical effect that amplifies every eye colour 
1 x Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 10pm (1.2g) - burnished mocha - formulated to glide on effortlessly, this waterproof eye pencil delivers rich, creamy colour that won't smudge all day and all night 
1 x Rose Gold Radiance All-Over Face Colour (0.85g) - lustrous rose gold - gives your complexion a rosy glow and is universally flattering on all skin types 
1 x full tapered shadow brush with custom gold handle - this versatile brush doubles as both a contour eye colour brush and eyeliner brush. It perfectly applies colour to small areas like the lid, or you can use the tip to expertly buff liner shadow along the lash line 
1 x flawless application face brush with custom gold handle - the natural, soft-tapered bristles of this brush are designed to provide light-to-medium coverage for easy, professional-looking application of your foundation and blush 
1 x gold cosmetic bag


Gatineau 4 Piece Melatogenine Anti-Aging Collection
17th November - Gatineau
Gatineau 4 Piece Advanced Rejuvinating Collection
Item Number: 201170
QVC Price £73.00
Today's Special Value Price £60.00

Availability In stock
UK P&P £5.95
Contains:
1 x DefiLIFT 3D Perfect Design Revolumising Lip Care 10ml
1 x Melatogenine Futur PLUS Anti-wrinkle Radiance Mask 75ml
1 x New! Melatogenine AOX Probiotics Advanced Rejuvenating Eye Concentrate 15ml.
1 x Melatogenine AOX Probiotics Advanced Rejuvenating Cream 50ml


L'Occitane 6 Piece Scents of Provence Collection
Item Number: 202354
QVC Price £58.95
Today's Special Value Price £48.93 (THREE EASY PAY £16.31 PLUS P & P)
Availability In stock
UK P&P £5.95
Contains:
1 x 500ml Shower Gel - Floral Option - Pivione Flora
1 x 250ml Shower Gel - Floral - Rose Bath & Shower Gel
1 x 300ml Hand and Body Wash - Floral - Cherry Blossom
1 x 75ml Shower Gel - Floral - Marvellous Flowers
1 x 75ml Body Lotion - Floral - Pivione Flora Body Milk
1 x 150ml Hand Cream - Floral Option - Rose Petal
or
1 x 500ml Shower Gel  Almond
1 x 250ml Shower Gel - Verbena
1 x 300ml Hand and Body Wash - Ultra Rich hand and body wash
1 x 75ml Exfoliate Magical Leaves

1 x 75ml Body Lotion Ultra Rich
1 x 150ml Hand Cream - Vanilla Flower



28th November - Beauty Tools & Accessories Gifts

Simply Beauty Compact Dual Magnification Mirror With LED Light
Item Number:400292
QVC Price £20.50
Today's Special Value Price £16.92
Availability In stock
UK P&P £3.95