GOSH Cosmetics

GOSH Cosmetics is a young and innovative cosmetics, bath & body and fragrance company based in Denmark and they do an extensive range of gorgeous nail polishes, eye products, blushers, brushes and much, much more. Here are their latest Autumn/Winter releases…

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Mineral Powder £9.99

The ultra-light and super silky texture of this mineral powder product blends really easily into the skin and provides a medium to full coverage with a natural and matte finish. It comes in four shades, Ivory, Natural, Honey and Tan, and contains something called titanium dioxide which protects against the sun’s harmful rays (and yes we do sometimes get winter sun in England!). It left my skin looking and feeling really healthy and radiant as well as keeping my skin shine-free throughout the day.

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Mineral Powder Brush £7.99

This brush is perfect for applying your mineral powder as the shape of the brush head and the short packed bristles makes it easier to perform the circular movements required for blending the powder into the skin. It is also made from 100% natural hair and so will last you a long, long time.

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9 Shades Eyeshadow Palette £9.99

These eyeshadow palettes are a fabulous size, with plenty of different colours, depending on your preference. Each compact comes with a mirror inside for on-the-go touch-ups and they come in three varieties, including LA Eyes which have aqua tones, New York Eyes which include nude shades and then Las Vegas Eyes which includes bright and wild hues.

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Giant Blush £6.99

This supersize cream-to-powder stick adds a soft touch of subtle colour in a silky texture that is super easy to blend. The easy-to-use stick allows for direct application and so no brush is needed and gives a long-lasting natural glow. The Giant Blush comes in three shades, Shy, Passion and Pink Parfait.

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Double Precision Mascara £7.99

This is a two-brush wonder tool to give you long, luscious lashes with plenty of definition. The large brush adds extreme volume to upper lashes and the small brush gives individual definition to the lower lashes. It comes in one shade only, which is black and is easy to use as it only requires a couple of easy sweeps across the lashes.

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Nail Lacquer £3.99

GOSH have brought out 5 new shades of their fabulous nail polishes to take us into Autumn/Winter. Each shade is based on a grey colour with glittery texture that is almost holographic, ranging from pale grey to darker grey. I love the names of the shades too; Stardust, Milky Way, Moonlight, Million Star and Night Sky.

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Defining Brow Gel £4.99

Brow products are certainly a-plenty at the moment and GOSH’s version is a colour and gel combination in one magic wand. The formula lifts, shapes and defines the brow hairs whilst adding a tint of colour. It is available in three shades, Brown, Brown/Grey and Black.

GOSH Cosmetics are available at www.superdrug.co.uk and in Superdrug Stores.

What products are you hoping to try out?

Love,

Kathryn xx

Galibardy Robot Bambi Necklace

Galibardy is a progressive, alternative, online statement jewellery boutique/label based in London. I recently discovered the brand whilst reading another Beauty Bloggers website and thought that the Robot Bambi Necklace was an absolute must-have – super cute but bang on trend too.

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The necklace comes in black or white high-gloss enamel with a gold-coloured chain, which has a drop of 39cm, which is a really generous sizing and looks great over dresses and blouses.

The pendant itself is 3cm by 5cm and feels really heavy, although more a quality weight than a weight which would pull you over every time you wore it. I myself went for the black as I thought this would be great for Autumn/Winter but if it is still in stock in Summer, I may have to treat myself to the white version.

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The Galibardy Robot Bambi Necklace costs just £21 and is available, with soooo many other amazing statement jewellery at www.galibardy.com

Which piece would you choose?

Love,

Kathryn xx

Seascape Apothecary

Seascape is a brand that I have only recently discovered, due to my horrid sleeping pattern. I go through stages where I can sleep and sleep and sleep and other times when I can’t sleep at all. Upon discovering Seascape’s Sleep Oil, I couldn’t wait to give it a whirl, as I am recently struggling to sleep. This may be because I have recently started a new job and so I am getting back into a work routine and find it hard to switch off on an evening.

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The Seascape Apothecary Sleep Oil is made with 100% natural ingredients, and is delicately scented with lavender oil, which induces an aura of calmness and serenity encouraging a peaceful night’s sleep. To use, you simply use the roller ball applicator and apply to your pillow, bed sheet or pulse points to sooth the senses, enabling you to gently drift off to sleep.

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I must admit I was a little sceptical when trying the Sleep Oil, as I have tried so many different ways to help with my sleep, but after a relaxing bath, and popping a bit of the Sleep Oil on my pulse points and pillowcase, I really did have a much better feeling of calmness and fell asleep pretty easily, therefore this is definitely a product I will be re-purchasing.

Along with the Sleep Oil, I also tried Seascape’s Hand & Nail Cream from the Refresh range. This gorgeous product contains Jersey Lavender, which is known for its antiseptic, relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating properties, and Lemongrass oils, which work to tone tired hands, dilating blood vessels, tightening pores and reducing wrinkles. The addition of Geranium, with its sweet floral scent brings a relaxing element to the mix.

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The Hand & Nail Cream is also enriched with Jersey Beeswax, to give additional nourishment to the skin and helps to soften those pesky cuticles. It is a great size to pop in your handbag, or by your bedside, or even on your desk and really does soothe and moisturise the hands, and I have also noticed that my nails have been a lot stronger, and have been breaking a lot less.

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The Sleep Oil is £10 and the Hand & Nail Cream is also £10, you can view the entire range at www.seascapeuk.com

Do you have trouble sleeping? What remedies do you recommend?

Love,

Kathryn xx

Lush – New Favourites

Godiva Shampoo Bar £6.75

I had never tried a Shampoo Bar before and was a little hesitant if I am honest, but I was bored of using liquid soapy formulas and wanted to try something different. Godiva is a shampoo bar which cleans and conditions with a variety of nut oils and butters and leaves a lingering scent of jasmine on your freshly-washed tresses. The butters and oils help to condition, moisturise and soften the hair, including cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, shea butter, camellia oil, organic macademia nut oil and extra virgin coconut oil. Phew, you don’t get that lot in your regular off the shelf shampoo!

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I used this on my hair and it lathers so quickly and well, and also rinses out so super fast so you that you have time to relax before school or work. It smells so beautiful on the hair and I am definitely glad I gave this a whirl.

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb £3.35

This was one of the products we were lucky enough to receive when Lush came along to the Northern Blogger Meet Up in Sheffield. When you are feeling tired, stressed out and anxious – you need some sensual healing courtesy of the Sex Bomb! The fragrant blend of jasmine, ylang ylang and clary sage will soon have you relaxed and feeling in the mood… Jasmine is an ancient aphrodisiac, used as a sensual perfume in India for centuries and in aromatherapy to ease stress and anxiety. Clary sage clears the mind, while ylang ylang is renowned for soothing worries.

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The colours of pink and lilac make a really pretty bath water and the cute little flower floats around the bath until it gradually melts away. The thing I love most about Lush bath bombs are that when you get out of the bath and have dried yourself, you can still feel the essential oils working their magic on your skin.

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Do you have a favourite bath bomb? Check out the new Christmas selection at www.lush.co.uk

Love,

Kathryn xx

Willow’s Graze Box

FullSizeRender-46I recently reviewed my latest Graze Box and when visiting the Graze website I discovered they did Goody Boxes for children, and thought my 5 year old Goddaughter Willow would love this. I placed an order, and popped her name along with it. The box arrived a couple of days later, emblazoned with her name across the front.

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Inside the box there was a snakes & ladders game on the inside of the lid, a cardboard Scarecrow cut-out scene and four of the Graze treat boxes. Willow received the following boxes;

Bannoffee Dippers – This includes a toffee dipping sauce and three little wholegrain banana shortbread biscuits. Willow really enjoyed this box as she liked to dip her biscuits into the dip.

Mr Cheesy’s Garlic Bread – This box contained garlic crostini and cheese flavoured cashews. Willow hadn’t really tried cashews before and she did keep offering them to me to try as I think she was a little nervous at trying something new.

Berry-Apple Smoothie – This contains pieces of dried apple and strawberry drops. Willow loves her fruit and this was a fun way to try dried fruit. She said she particularly enjoyed the strawberry drops!

Say Cheese – This treat includes mini tomato breadstick and cheese croutons. I think this box was far too similar to the Mr Cheesy’s box given the large range of products Graze produce. Willow enjoyed it but I definitely would have liked to have seen more of a variety.

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Overall this is definitely a great idea for kids and I would definitely get Willow another one as she enjoyed picking the treats instead of eating unhealthier nibbles. The only thing I would advise is to be careful when ordering and choosing as some of the boxes with nuts in may not be suitable for younger children. Willow really enjoyed playing Snakes & Ladders and building the Scarecrow though, which I thought was a great little added touch.

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Get your Graze Goody Box for Children at www.graze.com/uk

You can get your 1st, 5th and 10th Graze Boxes FREE using the code: 452WY4LTB

Love,

Kathryn xx

Wisdom Tooth Products

I went home last week to see my Dad, my Goddaughter Willow and to have my brace adjusted. I do have to keep on top of my oral hygiene with having a brace, but I always make even more of an effort just before and after my brace appointments, so that I don’t get told off! Therefore I wanted to show you a collection of products from Wisdom, which kindly sent us some products for the Northern Blogger Meet Up too.

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Pro-Whitening Mouthwash £3.99

This mouthwash is specially formulated with stain prevention technology to help reduce tartar build up to help keep teeth clean and naturally white. The mild alcohol free formulation helps protect teeth by strengthening and remineralising tooth enamel, whilst the antibacterial action helps fight plaque to prevent cavities and maintain gum health.

Sensitive Defence Mouthwash £3.49

This mouthwash is specially formulated for sensitive teeth and gums and is perfect for when I have had my brace adjusted and my gums and teeth are feeling a bit sore and tender. As with the Pro-Whitening Mouthwash, the mild alcohol free formulation helps protect teeth by strengthening and remineralising tooth enamel, whilst the anti-bacterial action helps fight plaque to prevent cavities and maintain gum health.

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Quantum Enamel Protect Gum Toothpaste £3.49

Gum problems can be caused by the build up of plaque bacteria and tartar along the gum line. Wisdom Gum Health Protect total care toothpaste has been specially formulated to help fight plaque bacteria and tartar build up, to help maintain healthy gums. It also has a unique blend of ultra low abrasion MICRO-CLEANING granules and fluoride to help ensure excellent cleaning without tooth wear.

UV Pro Whitening Toothpaste £3.99

Wisdom UV Pro Whitening contains low abrasion MICRO-WHITENING granules and stain prevention ingredients to help whiten teeth up to two shades whiter in two weeks without damaging tooth enamel. It also has a unique low abrasion formula to help provide safe stain removal without tooth wear for a healthy white smile. Whitening products are huge and have been for some time now, we all want that pearly-white colour without looking like Simon Cowell.

Quantum Enamel Protect Sensitive Defence Toothpaste £2.99

I do tend to over brush my teeth since I had my brace fitted and over brushing with abrasive toothpastes can scratch and wear tooth enamel leaving teeth more susceptible to sensitivity. Wisdom Quantum Sensitive Defence with its unique blend of ultra low abrasion MICRO-CLEANING granules and fluoride helps ensure excellent cleaning without tooth wear.

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Clean Between Brushes £2.99

Wisdom Clean Between brushes are a great solution for cleaning between the teeth, especially if you have previously found flossing difficult. The tapered design allows the brush to slide easily between teeth whilst the soft rubber coating makes them gentle on gums. As they are wire free Clean Between brushes are also ideal for cleaning around orthodontic appliances, implants, metal fillings and crowns, which is perfect for me. They are available in fine, medium and large sizes to suit different gap sizes.

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Fresh Effect Mouth Spray £1.29

Wisdom Fresh Effect Fresh Breath Spray gives you instant minty fresh breath for lasting fresh breath confidence. Ideal for keeping in the car, handbag or pocket and also for when I am on my way to my Orthodontist appointments to ensure I am not sharing my lunch with my dentist!

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Pro Whitening Toothbrush £3.99

This is a toothbrush that has been designed to offer 70% better stain removal to help give you that whiter smile. For best results, use with the UV Pro Whitening toothpaste and UV Pro Whitening mouthwash to help keep your teeth whiter without abrasion.

Individual Toothbrush £1.99

Brighten up your teeth and your bathroom with Wisdom Individual Cleaning Tip. These come in a gorgeous variety of different colours and patterns, suitable for men and women. Who says toothbrushes have to be boring! Key features include;

Compact head to allow access to all mouth areas

Cleaning tip to reach back teeth

Unique range of handle designs

Sensitive Defence Toothbrush £3.49

Feel the difference with this sensitive toothbrush – our most gentle clean ever! This toothbrush has been designed to be gentle on sensitive teeth and gums and helps to prevent damage to enamel caused by over brushing. The micro fine tapered filaments put less pressure on teeth and gums with up to 60% more gentle cleaning for a more gentle clean and softer feel. Each filament strand has a super slim filament tip to effectively remove plaque and reach between teeth for a gentle but deep cleaning experience. I tend to use this brush after my appointments as it is much softer on my teeth and gums.

Have you tried any Wisdom products before? They also do a fab kids range!

You can check out the entire range at www.wisdomtoothbrushes.co.uk

Love,

Kathryn xx

Beauticology Range by Baylis & Harding

Baylis & Harding are renowned for their gorgeous bath and body care products, and their Beauticology range is no different. Here are a few of my very fruity favourites from their range.

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Mango & Mandarin

I love this scent, it is super fruity and zesty and the mango and mandarin fragrances really invigorate the senses. The Bath & Shower Crème comes in a huuuuuuge pump dispenser bottle and lasts absolutely ages. The formula is really creamy and luxurious and certainly doesn’t leave my skin feeling irritated or dried-out.

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The Shower Scrub is excellent for removing dry skin cells, especially at this time of year when our skin is making the transition from summer to autumn/winter. Scrubs are also brilliant for removing any remaining traces of fake tan, which I have often scrubbed my skin raw using a normal bar of soap and a shower puff – NOT recommended!!

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Grapefruit & Raspberry

I have the Fragrance Mist in this totally refreshing scent and I love it as it is a perfect size for popping in my handbag for giving myself a spritz during the day when my perfume has worn off.

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This may sound picky, but with some fragrance sprays I often end up drenched as they can spray lots of mist out at once, but this one releases just the right amount, so that I am refreshed without needing a rain coat.

Coconut & Lime

This scent reminds me so much of being on holiday, as does anything that has the coconut fragrance, although this is packed with zesty lime too. The Body Butter and Hand Cream are both super nourishing and moisturising and as I mentioned earlier, our skin needs lots of extra tender loving care in these colder months, and with these two products, you have the whole of your body covered!

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The Hand Cream is a good handbag-size too so you can carry it around or pop it on your desk at work.

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Beauticology is available at Morrisons or online at www.amazon.co.uk

Love,

Kathryn xx