I have just tried this Living Nature Gentle Makeup Remover from MyPure. I really needed a decent make-up remover as recently I have found I am being left looking like a giant panda when removing my mascara. It’s an interesting look but I can’t see it catching on at any time in the future.
This is a gentle make-up remover which means its great for sensitive skin and as usual with MyPure products its sulphate and paraben free. It apparently contains Harakeke and Kumerahou. I had no idea what these were so I had to investigate. They are plants that are native to New Zealand which have lots of fantastic properties.
The first thing that struck me about this product was the bottle. It has a curved front but the back is flat. This makes it much easier to store on my shelf than normal round bottles which take up a lot of room.
So how well does it work? It does a really good job of removing eye make-up. My normal panda look was gone with a couple of wipes. It is lovely and gentle and did not sting which some eye products can do. It does have a strange smell, not a nasty smell but a strange smell. This was soon gone however so can be overlooked. This product is available from My Pure and costs £11.50
This month I decided I would try Acorelle Epiliation roll on deodorant from My Pure. This sounded a great idea to me, it is a deodorant that reduces hair growth as it contains natural hair growth inhibitors. Apparently these are extracted from black truffles which is rather clever. I was intrigued to learn this was discovered by a French chemist who decided to find out why nothing grows under oak trees when black truffles are in the soil. Like all MyPure products it is free from sulphates and parabens
So what did I think of this product. The container is a nice handy size and looks rather smart. The deodorant has a rather strange smell but it is not strong so this is easily overlooked. As a deodorant it works really well. I demonstrated this by running for a bus on a hot day and ending up all sweaty, apart from under my arms where I had applied this. This also demonstrated I need to get fitter but this is a different story.
After using this for a couple of weeks I have to say that it really does slow down hair regrowth. It does exactly what it says its going to do. The deodorant is £12.99 for 50ml but it does last well.
Recently I reviewed a selection of First Aid Beauty Product which I found were a lovely product. Following on from this I have a small giveaway for my readers.
It is a First Aid Beauty Essentials Kit which contains Face Cleanser, Daily Face Cream, Gentle Body Wash and Body Moisturiser and is ideal for popping into your suitcase for those weekends away.
So how do you win? Read my last review on First Aid Beauty and let me know which of these products you would like to try. Leave me a way to contact you eg a twitter name.
Entries will close at midnight next Monday (4th April) and I will draw the winnner using a random number generator. One entry only and good luck all. UK only.
First Aid Beauty Products or FAB beauty are a new product that is just being launched this month. It has been available in the US for some time where it has proved very popular. It will be available in Boots store and is a product that is good for sensitive skin as well as normal beauty needs. It is paraben and phthalate free as well as containing no chemicals and fragrences that can cause skin problems. I was recently lucky enough to be sent some of this product to try.
I was sent four products, Restore Cream, Ultra Repair Cream, Eye Cream and Face Cream. The first thing that struck me about these products was the packaging. It has a a clean and almost 1930′s art deco look which is very eye catching. Now lets look at the individual products:
The ultra repair cream is an intense repair cream for really dry problem skin. If you have eczema or other skin problems this may be ideal for you. It is a really rich cream and is really soothing. Unlike many emulsifying products which can be very greasy and sit on the skin for a long time, this is absorbed quickly. It is a really thick cream but it just seems to disappear within seconds of applying. This is fabulous because I really hate greasy products. This made a real difference to my skin which can be really dry at times and I would defnitely use it in preference to my normal products.
The Restore cream is billed as a 5 in 1 age delay cream. It helps prevent signs of aging while nourishing the skin, reducing wrinkles and uneven skin tone. It also contains SPF 30 which is an added bonus. Its a strange translucent white in colour which is actually rather nice. After using this for a week I definitely saw in improvement in my skin tone and it my skin looked a lot more radiant. My skin was more moisturised as well.
The face cream comes in a pump action bottle. This made a strange squeaking sound when I first tried to use it, but once the cream reached the top it was fine. Again this is a 5 in 1 product with sun protection and is anti-aging. Used in conjunction with the eye cream this was a lovely moisturiser and I can definitely feel the difference in my skin. I definitely like all these products and would recommend them.
Having looked at Boots I found that the Age Delay Face Cream retails for £28, the Restore Cream is £26 and the Eye Cream is £22. This is a bit more than I would usually pay, but with these products a little goes a long way. I also found that my skin was much improved which to me is definitely worth the investment.
Yesterday was census day and this meant filling in a very long form with information about you, who lives with you and where you work. This information is then sent off to the census office and put on file. This snapshot of the Bristish population happens once every ten years and everyone has to fill in the form on the same day. The census information is not available to the public for 100 years. The census started in 1801 and has been done every 10 years since then.
So why do we have a census? In the short term it gives the government a view of how many people live in the UK and allows them to plan for the future. The longer term view however is one that is more fascinating. If you ever decide to research your family tree the census gives you a unique insight into what it was like to live 100 years ago. If you know an address you can look at who used to live in a house, how many people there were and more interesting what jobs they used to do. You find information about a way of life that no longer exists now. You may find your great grandparents used to work in the mills as children, something that no longer happens today. You may find family secrets like a child that you never knew existed.
When filling in your form, be aware that in 100 years time your great-grandchildren may be looking at it to find out what you used to do. You are writing history.