Review: Q10 Day & Night Cream, Bio-Quinone Q10 and Replen10 Masks

As the eldest sister of this duo, I’m the most relevant one to review these anti-ageing creams and supplements, so apologies if I don’t write as well as our beauty expert Nat!

I turned the big 30 a few months ago and have started to notice grey hairs, dry skin and all the other lovely little changes that are starting to occur to my ageing body and it’s not the nicest feeling.

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Replen10 have a unique range of masks for your face, eyes and even your mouth to help improve the look of your skin and wrinkles.

Their Wrinkle Reducing Eye Masks are incredibly intensive and are designed to help reduce the visibilty of fine lines and to reduce any dark bags under the eye which I have most days!

Their Wrinkle Reducing Face Masks are similar but also aim to improve the skin tone and even have an after-sun repairing action.

The Wrinkle Reducing Lip Masks focus on improving the skin and reducing fine lines around the mouth, which is particularly important for any smokers out there to avoid looking like you’re sucking on a lemon permanently!

I was impressed with these products particularly because they gave me an excuse to kick back, relax and enjoy a good face mask which is something I haven’t done since having a child. My face felt softer and more plump after using them so I would recommend them to anyone who is starting to notice wrinkles appearing.

Pharma Nord’s have some anti-ageing products and I was lucky enough to sample their Q10 Day and Night creams and their Bio-Quinone Q10 supplements.

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The day and night creams are paraben-free and have lots of lovely, natural moisturising ingredients. The day cream aims to help dry skin and loss of collagen which keeps our skin nice and plump. It’s described as an intense moisturiser, and after sampling it for one week I’m not sure if it is intense enough for me.

I hate how tight my face feels after it’s been washed so love a moisturiser that instantly softens it, but this one took a couple of applications to get that feeling. Other than that, I really like how light it is and non-greasy and that the ingredients are natural, because this is something hard to find!

The night cream aims to regenerate skin overnight and is more intensive than the day cream. I could definitely tell that it is a thicker cream and I did wake up with soft skin, so it did what it claimed!

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Rokit Gel Polish Professional Kit Review & Competition!

 

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As many people know I am a bit of a nail polish addict, so when I received Rockit Gel Polish Professional Kit I was very excited!! I haven’t tried a gel polish with a LED lamp before so I was a bit worried if it was going to be easy enough to carry out on myself………

“Rokit promises a rok-hard, high shine and salon quality finish from the comfort of your own home, with a simple one step application.
The brand new and unique Rokit Gel Polish Professional Kit makes gel nails even easier by reducing a typically five stage process to an easy one step application. Just polish and cure for shiny, salon quality nails that last up to 14 days.”

The kit contains: 1 high performance LED  lamp

Rokit 1 Step Gel Polish– Shock Pink

Ready– nail preparation

Remove– gel remover

1 file, cuticle pusher and lint free wipes

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 Following the Instructions for use booklet, I prepped my nails with

Ready to make sure they were clean and oil free to obtain the best results.

 I then carried out my first thin coat of 1 Step Gel Polish and put under the LED Lamp to cure the polish for one minute, which I unfortunately think I timed wrong!

Once I completed the 2nd coat, I then left to cure under the lamp for a further 2.5 minutes, fortunately the lamp is timed to this length of time and turns off once complete! 😉

” The high performance LED lamp combines the latest LED and gel nail polish technology with a solvent free formulation that’s kind to nails. With 32 LED lights, the Rokit lamp promotes a super-fast curing time as well as a built in treatment timer for ease and even better there’s no drying time!”

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 The finished result…….
                                      I love the colour and high shine, but next time I  won’t rush the first curing stage as the gel has slightly  rippled in places.  The gel polish feels tough and durable which looks promising!
 
 To remove the gel is much simpler then I thought! simply soak in Remove for 5 minutes and the colour dissolves and peels off!!
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I found the whole process simple, enjoyable and look forward to using again! 
You can find the full range of One Step Polishes at  RokitBeauty      and the kit is available to buy from select Debenhams stores and on their website Debenhams.com 
 
To win one of these fab kits, enter my giveaway by pressing the Rafflecopter link below:
 
 

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“I  received no payment for this review. All comments and opinions are my own!” x Nat x
 

Competition: Win a Pair of Shoes from Scorpio Shoes

Scorpio Shoes are giving one of you lucky readers a pair of shoes from their website!

They do soooo many shoes (including my fave, Dr Martens!) and it includes some women’s and unisex shoes up to a UK size 10.

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To be in with a chance to win a pair of shoes from Scorpio Shoes, simply fill in the rafflecopter form below and make sure you complete each entry properly to avoid being withdrawn from the competition.

Good luck!

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Competition:Win a FabYouLess Card worth £49.95

Have you heard about the latest Fabyouless Card that gives you discounts on beauty, hair and fitness products and services?

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The card gives you thousands of offers and discounts nationwide at many of the leading beauty salons, hair salons, tanning salons, gyms, nail bars, clinics and spas. You simply go onto the Fabyouless website, type in the area you live in and all of the nearby places that offer discounts are then listed for you.

I found quite a few places in Sussex for myself, and lots of them were offering 25% discounts and 2 for 1 offers which is really helpful whilst I’m looking at Christmas gifts to buy for people!

I have been sent a Fabyouless card and was so impressed that I am giving a 12 month subscription card to one of you lucky readers for free, worth £49.95!

I will also soon have a discount code if you want to buy a card, where you can get 40% off, perfect in the lead up to Christmas, so keep an eye out!

To enter the competition, simply click on the Rafflecopter below, good luck!

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I was given one card to use for the purpose of this review. No payment was given and all opinions are honest and my own.

Competition: Win Silver Necklace From Harry Fay Boutique!

I love the Yumi Necklace  I reviewed recently so much that I’m giving you lovely readers the chance to win one of your own!

 

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To win this necklace from Harry Fay Boutique, simply click on the Rafflecopter link below and enter the competition.

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Entries must be from the UK and aged over 18.

The winner will be picked at random, and I will double check they entered properly (e.g. Really did follow me on Twitter rather than pretended to!) and if they did not enter correctly, the winner will be randomly picked again.

 

 

Claire Richards Spring/Summer 2014 Range: My Review & Competition

You should have seen my face the other day when I opened the door to see a huge parcel with my name on it from Fashion World- I felt like it was my birthday!

Fashion World kindly gave me the opportunity to review pieces from Claire Richards’ new Spring/Summer range, and impressive is an understatement. Claire seems to have gone for a modern day take on classic vintage styles, which is definitely a style I have wanted to try to learn more about recently, as I think it’s superbly flattering on us curvier girls.

Claire herself has said she’s excited about her second collection, because the range is “full of bright colours and feminine shapes, designed to flatter and fit.” Claire has added longer sleeves (a must have for my bingo wings), cinched-in waists and illusion designs to flatter our figures even more.

The first pcoatiece I tried was the Claire Richards Summer Coat, priced at £75 (but today it’s on sale for just £50!) and I love the length and the slight a-line cut of it.

The arms of this jacquard coat have a unique, ruched sleeve, and I especially love the texture of the coat.

I feel quite glamorous when wearing it, which is a feeling I rarely have! The only thing I would want is a little bit more room in the upper arms, but that’s because my arms are a lot wider than the rest of my size 16 self (well apart from my thighs!).

This coat would suit all of the dresses in the new range, including this Lace Trim Print Dress (£60).b&wdress

It’s a great length, falling just below the knee, meaning my thighs get the coverage I prefer, and it would look great with some leggings too, for a more casual look.

It has a cute belt which helps to flatter the waist, and I love the floral print. The light material is perfect for the upcoming hot summer, so I think this will get worn at a lot of BBQs I’ve already been invited to!

For work, thtrouserse High Waisted Trousers are a must for me, as the cute row of three buttons on each hip make them stand out from the usual, bland office trousers.

The high waist also makes them feel quite comfortable (and no danger of a builder’s bum when you drop your paperwork on the floor!). D

Due to me being so tall, I could have done with them being just a couple of inches longer. However, with some heels on, I’m hoping I can get away with them, what do you think?!

And last, but certainly not least, both my sister and I got the chance to try the Lace Bodycon Dress (£85), which has to be my favourite of all the pieces I tried!

I had to go a size up for this one, because my arms wouldn’t fit into the smaller size (need to start using hand weights again) but I soon got over this when I put the dress on. I felt like I was back in the 1940s, and my kitten strap heels just added to the feeling; I just needed a retro, pinned hairstyle and gorgeous Clark Gable lookalike to take me out for a romantic stroll along the beach!

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My little sister Nat also loved the dress, and with the killer high heels she put with it, she managed to give it a modern twist. Nat felt she would have wanted the cleavage cut a little lower as she felt it was too high, and she felt the slit at the back of the dress went slightly too high for her liking. Personally, I like the cleavage being cut high, as it makes a change for a dress tSAM_0837o only show a hint of what is underneath, and the cut at the back didn’t bother me (just don’t bend down in it!). 

The lace detail on the dress is stunning, and the silky, aqua-lining complimented my skintone beautifully. This will be worn on any future date I may be asked out on that’s for sure!

Because we loved the dress so much, Fashion World have been amazingly kind enough to let me offer you lovely readers the chance to win one! Just click on the link below and you will be able to enter as many times as you like, providing you follow the instructions- good luck!

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So overall, I love the new collection, and after browsing through the website, there are three more pieces for the collection I would LOVE to get my hands on: Print Prom Dress, Lace Sweat Jersey Top and Print Maxi Dress. Where’s my Clark Gable lookalike to buy me a belated Valentine’s gift…? Oh the joys of being single!

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For the purpose of this post, I was given these items to review. No payment was received for this post, and all opinions are honest and my own.

My First Footwear Giveaway!

As you saw in my previous post, I’ve just found a great, new footwear site (Shoesissima) for fashionable shoes in large sizes, and they have given me a pair of Dara sandals from their new SS14 collection to give to one of you lucky people!

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You Can Win These!

WordPress unfortunately don’t let you host competitions on their blogs, so I have had to set it up on my parent blog, so to enter my competition, click here.

Good luck!