Sunday, 16 December 2012

Beauty On A Budget - Cremolia Hand Cream

I had never heard of this product until I was looking in Boots at the different beauty products and saw this little pot and was intrigued.  It was £1.29 a tub of 110ml, so I thought I would give it a try for that price.  It said on the label softens and conditions hands and skin.

Boots Smiths Cremolia 110mlWhen I opened the tub it is a funny consistency and can only describe it as a cross between a gel, serum and cream.  I used it as a hand cream and couldn't believe how quickly it soaked into the skin and left no residue at all.  My hands felt really soft after using it.  It smells a bit odd and can't place the smell but would say it is similar to a hospital.

It is great to use on your feet and elbow and leaves your feet super smooth.  I have read it is great for sensitive skin too and a lot of people use it on their children.

I will be keeping a jar of this on my desk at work, as sometime I find with normal hand creams they can take a little time to sink in but with this it is super quick at sinking in and your skin drinks it up.

You will also have people asking you what it is when they see the jar as it looks like it has come from the 60's






Monday, 3 December 2012

Review of Decleor Hydrotensuer Anti Fatigue Eye Serum

What it says on the tin

Hydrotensuer Serum Duo from Decleor. Features a dual-action moisturising and firming effect, helping to moisturise the fragile skin around the eyes, smooth away lines and wrinkles and leaves the skin ready for make-up. In addition, it helps to firm the skin. With its soft, smooth texture, this serum should be gently applied to the eye area morning and evening, working from the outside in.
Price £33.00 for 30ml - I paid £20.00 from cheap smells

Ingrediants
water (aqua), glyceryl polymethacrylate, triticum vulgare (wheat) protein, glycerin, malva sylvestris (mallow) extract, PPG-1-PEG-9 lauryl glycol, ether, propylene glycol, polyquaternium 10, PVM/MA copolymer, hyaluronic acid, sorbic acid, sodium dehydroacetate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben

Simple Ingrediants
Plant-Based Firming Ingredient, Mallow Extract, Moisturising Factor and Hyaluronic Acid Bio-Complex. Fragrance free.

My Thoughts

I purchased this product approx 3 months ago -  I had been after this product for a good 18 months but couldn't justify paying the price, then it came on offer on Cheapsmells and it was reasonable price (well reasonable in the sense it was £13.00 cheaper than other retailers) at £20.00

When I first tried it, I have to say I was a little disappointed as it didn't seem to be making any difference.  I re-read the reviews again and couldn't believe all the fuss that was being made about this product. 

I then watched the airing of the product on QVC and I am so glad I did.  Alison Young was talking about this product and she said when you put it under your eyes, if it sinks in add another layer and keep layering until it stops sinking in.  Well I tried this and the serum kept sinking in.  I had to apply 3 times under my eyes as it was just drinking the serum up almost instantly.  The difference in doing this has been amazing and I have to say I have jumped on the band wagon with everyone else and this is now a product I can not be without.   I only noticed a difference when I did layer the product.  At first I thought I can't keep layering it won't last me very long but I have to say a little goes a long way.

The only downside is I wish it wasn't in a pump as you have to be very careful when pressing the pump down as it just squirts over the other side of the room.  You only need to use one pump pressed half way down to get enough product out to use on both eyes and the same again if you are layering.

You also should only use this product for a month then have a break for a month.  This is because the product is so concentrated, however Fiona from Decleor did say that it isn't a problem if you don't take a break.  Me personally I won't be taking a break as I love love love it.


December QVC Great Beauty Bargains


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Gatineau 4 Piece Radiant Skin Boosters
Gatineau 4 Piece Radiant Skin Booster
Clearance Price £29.98
QVC Price £43.50
Item Number 200650
UK P&P £4.95





Gatineau 5 Piece Radiant Summer Collection
Gatineau 5 Piece Radiant Summer Skin CollectionClearance Price £26.98
QVC Price £39.00
Item Number 201492
UK P&P £4.95






Gatineau 5 Piece Age Benefit Regeneration
Gatineau 5 Piece Age Benefit Regenerating Elixir CollectionSurprise Price £61.80
QVC Price £75.00
Item Number 202966
UK P&P £5.95







Perfect Formula Topcoat DuoPerfect Formula Topcoat Duo 
Clearance Price £13.50
QVC Price £20.25
Item Number 224416
UK P&P £3.95






Gatineau 3 Piece Aquamemory Hydration Booster
Gatineau 2 Piece Aquamemory Hydration Booster CoffretClearance Price £28.12
QVC Price £40.52 
Item Number 201783
UK P&P £3.95








Gatineau 2 Piece Invigorating Vital Body Gel DuoGatineau 2 Piece Invigorating Vital Body Gel Duo 
Last Clicks Price £11.50
QVC Price £23.00
Item Number 202690
UK P&P £4.95 
1 x Vital Feeling Invigorating Bath and Shower Gel (200ml) - when in contact with water, its rich, texture turns into a light foam that delicately melts onto your skin and leaves it clean, moisturised and subtly fragrance 
1 x Vital Feeling Exfoliating Body Gel (200ml) – this triple action exfoliating gel cleanses, exfoliates and softens the skin leaving it perfectly smooth and soft


L'Occitane Limited Edition Body Cream 
L'Occitane Limited Edition Body Cream Duo Bargain Hunter Price £22.98
QVC Price £28.14
Item Number 202329 
UK P&P £3.95







OPI 6 Piece Style Tastic Collection 
OPI 6 Piece Style Tastic Collection Introductory Price £25.80
2 Easy Pay instalments of  £12.90, plus P&P 
QVC Price £28.50
Item Number 200902
UK P&P £4.95






bareMinerals Tempting TintsbareMinerals Tempting Tints 
Surprise Price £16.66
QVC Price £24.00
Item Number 202007
UK P&P £3.95












Saturday, 1 December 2012

December QVC TSV Shows For Beauty - UK

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Elemis 6 Piece Winter Skincare Secrets Collection2nd December - Elemis
Elemis 6 Piece Winter Skincare Secrets Collection
Item Number: 201209
QVC Price £56.50
Today's Special Value Price £46.48
4 EASY PAY £11.62 BUY MORE AND SAVE £5.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ITEM
Availability In stock
UK P&P £5.95
1x Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 30ml
1x Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser 150ml
1 x Elemis Evening Blooms Dry Body Oil 50ml
1 x Gentle Rose Exfoliator 50ml
1 x Quiet Mind Bath Elixir 300ml
1 x Skin Nourishing Shower Cream 300ml

TopStyler by InStyler With 15 Ceramic Heated Styling Shells &

6th December -Hair Boutique
TopStyler by Instyler With 15 Ceramic Heated Styling Shells
Item Number: 400187
QVC Price £96.75
Today's Special Value Price £79.98
Availability In stock
UK P&P £6.95



Laura Geller 5 Piece Fresh Brewed Beauty Collection
8th December - Laura Geller
Laura Geller 5 Piece Fresh Brewed Beauty Collection

Item Number: 202069
QVC Price £42.50
Today's Special Value Price £34.92
Availability In stock
UK P&P £3.95




Emma Hardie 4 Piece Amazing Face Anti Ageing Collection


12th December -Emma Hardie
Emma Hardie 4 Piece Amazing Face

Item Number: 202057
QVC Price £58.25
Today's Special Value Price £48.20
Availability In stock
UK P&P £0.12




Mally 12 Piece My Favourite Things Collection
16th December -Mally
Mally 12 Piece My Favourite Things
Item Number: 201242
QVC Price £53.75
Today's Special Value Price £43.92
4 EASY PAY £10.98 + P & P
Availability In stock
UK P&P £4.95



Clarisonic Mia Complete Sonic Facial Cleansing System


19th December -Clarisonic
Item Number:400249
QVC Price £121.00
Today's Special Value Price £99.96
FOR EASY PAYMENTS OF £24.99
Availability In stock
UK P&P 6.95
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


Perricone 4 Piece Power of Perricone Anti Aging Collection
22nd December -Perricone
Item Number 202058
Perricone 4 Piece Power of Perricone Anti Aging Collection
QVC Price £112.00
Today's Special Value Price £93.90
Availability In stock
UK P&P £6.95
3 EASY PAYMENTS OF £31.30



25td December -Prai
PRAI 24k Golden CollectionPRAI 24k Golden Collection
Item Number:202832
QVC Price £42.50
Today's Special Value Price £34.94
Availability In stock
UK P&P £4.95