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Photo Credit: LUSH Cosmetics

As you know, the secret to gorgeous skin lies behind a good cleanser, toner and moisturiser. At £8.50 for 250g, LUSH CosmeticsTea Tree Water is the best of its kind. I love this product because it’s a light, multi-purpose spray that instantly dries revealing softer, calmer skin in seconds.

It’s packed with antibacterial, anti-fungal and antimicrobial agents which work to banish and prevent breakouts. With water taken from tea tree, grapefruit and juniper-berry, this toner clears, invigorates, refreshes and balances the oils in your skin. Other ingredients include: *Limonene, Perfume, and Methylparaben.

LUSH says:

Keep skin clear and refreshed. Tea tree is antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial, so can help keep away the bacteria that can cause spots. Grapefruit is rich in vitamins and is also lightly astringent on the skin, whilst juniperberry is antiseptic and helps keep skin clean and clear. Use any time of day to keep skin refreshed, or to remove traces of makeup or cleanser.

My verdict?

LUSH’s Tea Tree Water has been a saviour for my acne-prone and combination skin. I noticed that my spots appeared reduced after just one spray. What’s more, it moisturised and hydrated my skin pretty quickly, soothing my breakouts and absorbing the excess oils. I don’t just use it as a toner, I spray it on top of my make-up to set it in place as well.

My favourite thing about this product is that it comes in a classy looking black bottle [typical of LUSH] with a spray cap. I find this a lot more hygienic than applying the water with cotton balls or by hand.

I’d give it a 5***** rating because this is one of the very few toners that has not had an adverse effect on my skin. I love that it carries on working day after day, week after week and month after month! Plus, it’s got to be said that I am fore everything that LUSH stands for – natural, herbal products that are organic, free from parabens and never tested on animals.

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Photo Credit: label.m

label.m is a premium haircare brand founded by Toni Mascolo and Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck. You may have heard of Toni Mascolo before as he’s also the CEO of Toni & Guy, a global hairdressing chain that he started with his brother, Guy in 1963.

Its newest range, Diamond Dust, is a collection that I’ve been lusting over since I heard of its release in America back in November, last year. Described as “luxury in a bottle” – this shampoo, conditioner and body lotion are certain to be a girl’s best friends – as diamonds often are!

label.m’s Diamond Dust is the most luxurious formula to date and contains dust particles from real White and Black Diamonds found in Antwerp, Belgium. If real diamonds aren’t enough to make you go “O.M.G!”, the formula also includes a fine blend of Champagne, Pearls and White Rose Petal Oil.

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Photo Credit: label.m

The Micro-Diamond Complex particles cleanse and exfoliate each strand removing any toxins, while the Champagne gently cleanses to reveal hair’s natural beauty and shine. This shampoo provides the ultimate nourishment, improving the hair’s condition, leaving it wonderfully smooth, silky and weightless yet intensely radiant. [RRP: £20.25, 250ml]

The conditioner does much of the same, although it also includes shine-enhancing and ultra-lightweight ingredients which moisturise, strengthen, protect and hydrate each follicle to reveal a soft, bouncy ‘do’ that’s revitalised with shine. [RRP: £22.95, 200ml]

label.m doesn’t just produce haircare products, it also makes body lotions too! I guarantee that the Diamond Dust body lotion is the most luxurious moisturiser you’ll ever use. It’ll leave your skin feeling silky smooth, delivering intense moisture as it glows with a radiant diamond shimmer. [RRP: £19.95, 120ml]

What label.m wants you to know:

Featuring the exclusive Micro-Diamond Complex  – a unique blend of hair perfecting ingredients and real diamonds to reveal sumptuous body, silkiness and intense radiance. Formulated to gently remove toxins and build-up from the scalp and hair, whilst dramatically transforming hair’s condition.

What I want you to know:

The Diamond Dust range is carefully prepared using the latest in haircare technology [Micro-Diamond Complex] and special ingredients which work together to give volume and an intense shine. This collection also conditions, moisturises and smooths your locks to reveal a more beautiful head of hair.

I’ll give label.m’s Diamond Dust a 5***** star rating because the prices are extremely affordable considering  the amount of product you get, the results, and the ingredients used.

P.S. if you shop at Toni & Guy for the Shampoo and Conditioner, you’ll receive the Body Lotion for FREE! Get yours while stocks last… 

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Photo Credit: Rodial

I recently discovered that, Rodial, the founding company of Nip + Fab, produce a range of high quality make-up. Prior to coming across Rodial’s new Airbrush Make-Up, I was on the lookout for a foundation that covered my skin’s imperfections and one that’ll keep it looking flawless and photo-ready.

During my quest to find the perfect foundation, I came across many that either dried my skin out or  left it looking oily, cakey or pastey. Also, being Lebanese means that it’s increasingly difficult to find one that matched my olive skin-tone.

Anyway, back to Rodial, as soon as it came in the door I knew it was “the one”. I fell in love with it instantly. I mean, it’s hard not to when it’s packaged in a classy and sleek looking black box with Rodial running down the side.

I opened the box to find a circular pot with “R” [for Rodial] engraved on it in white. Inside was a golden yellow paste [shade 02] with a texture similar to that of PVA glue. Although it’s really sticky and thick, it glides on pretty well when mixed with a Beauty Oil of your choice. Rodial recommends its Snake Booster Oil  or Stemcell Superfood Facial Oil but I chose to go with The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil. I found that mixing these products together resulted in a full coverage and it left my skin looking dewy and flawlessly airbrushed.

If you’re looking for more of a matte finish, it’s worth mixing with a primer of your choice. Again, Rodial recommend using their Instaglam Airbrush Primer but I used Nip + Fab’s Viper Venom Micro Blur.

What do Rodial have to say about its Airbrush Make-Up?

A versatile, heavy duty foundation paste with buildable coverage, this is an absolute wonder product for achieving flawless, photo ready skin with airbrush effect. This unique formula offers ‘airbrush correction’ in one-step for perfect and instant camouflage with a satin-luminous finish. This thick creamy paste, despite the heavy coverage it provides, will feel lightweight on the skin and sits beautifully. Available in 4 shades.

My verdict?

I’d give it a 4**** rating because it does exactly what it says on the pot, but the coverage can be seen as too thick and almost camouflage-like. It looked as though I was wearing a heavy amount of make-up which may not be everyone’s pot of foundation…

At a price of £35, it’s great for parties, but not for day wear.