SACHAJUAN - GINGER FLOWER BODY COLLECTION


As a huge fan of the cult, ‘Scandi’ haircare brand; SACHAJUAN, I was more than thrilled to have kindly been gifted two products from their new Body Collection! SACHAJUAN is a premium haircare brand that have recently delved into the world of body care, and having tried out their Shiny Citrus Body Wash and Body Lotion before, I knew I was in for a treat with the newly scented ‘Ginger Flower’ range!

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The new Body Collection makes up of 3 new products;

  1. Body Wash - scented in Ginger Flower

  2. Body Lotion - scented in Ginger Flower

  3. Hand Wash - scented only in Shiny Citrus

Both the Body Wash and Body Lotion contain Oat Beta Glucan, locally produced Swedish Oats which go through a patented and chemical-free manufacturing process which helps to lock in the goodness whilst improving the skin’s moisture levels. This also helps to soothe, calm and regenerate your skin allowing it to look smoother and more youthful!

I applied the Body Wash whilst in the shower and I found that the Ginger Flower scent was rather subtle yet refreshing with the citrusy notes of Lemon and Bergamot. My skin felt incredibly clean afterwards and soft to the touch! I then applied the Body Lotion once dried off and found that the scent at first didn’t seem to do much but after 10 minutes or so, once the lotion had absorbed into my skin, it smelt beautiful! I loved that the scent stayed on my skin for many hours after and again was subtle but added a boost to the Body Wash which helped to elevate the scent further. I also loved how the texture and consistency of the Body Lotion was smooth, it didn’t feel too dense or gloopy both during and after the application and like the Body Wash, it helped to leave my skin feeling soft!

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the new Body Collection - Ginger Flower products and I will admit, I’m still new to trying out Body Lotions, so this was a great experience and a different take on keeping my body and skin moisturised!

To learn more about the Body Collection, click here.

Be sure to also check out my other SACHAJUAN reviews such as their core products, their Matt Wax & Fibre Paste and the Ocean Mist Collection!

Have you tried anything by SACHAJUAN before? If so, what have you tried? Have you tried the new Ginger Flower Body Collection? What did you think? Are you a fan of Body Lotions? Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button!


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MENS LIP PRODUCTS


Over the course of the Winter period, the area on my face which seemed to suffer the most, were my lips. Dry, chapped, sore and overall, not that great to look at if I’m honest! As we live in a society where lips seem to be the main focus point within the beauty/skincare world, I knew that I had to fix this, sharp. Luckily, I had been gifted a few lip products which all aim to nourish, hydrate and restore your lips!

Within this ‘Lip-Guide’ are 6 lip products which range from your high street brands, to your luxury premium brands. I wanted to give you a variety so that when it comes to looking after your lips, it’s the right one for you. Please note, I trialled out each lip product 3-4 weeks at a time to get a full and fair use of each one starting from early October 2018 to current date - March 2019.

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KORRES - LIP BUTTER STICK £8

This Lip Butter Stick features Mandarin Oil which offers deep nourishment which aims to provide long-lasting care for your lips.

Similar to the Lab Series in the sense that they both were the easiest to use with their applications, I found that the Lip Butter Stick did indeed leave my lips feeling hydrated, however, there was a slight white mark that was left behind with each application that almost highlighted the cracked/chapped effect on my lips… That being said, my lips did feel hydrated afterwards!

To purchase, click here.

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LAB SERIES - LIP TECH £10

Formulated for all skin types, this Lip Tech from LAB Series features Beeswax which helps to protect, Shea Butter which helps to soften, and Menthol to revive and invigorate!

The taste of this particular lip balm was the most enjoyable I found, rather minty! The application was also the easiest to use as it comes in a simple tube that massages into the lips easily. The texture felt light and had next to no shine.

To purchase, click here.

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GLOSSIER - BALM DOTCOM £10

Glossier’s infamous Balm Dotcom is not only a lip balm, but can also be used on your skin such as your cuticles, elbows and any other dry patches you may have! A multi-purpose product that can cover more than one area but for me personally, this worked best on my lips.

The texture is a little heavy but quickly penetrates into my lips which leaves them feeling soft without appearing too shiny! The Balm Dotcom also comes in different flavours such as; Rose, Cherry, Mint, Coconut and Birthday.

Click here to purchase.

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MOLTON BROWN - LIP SAVER £12

Blended with antioxidant Vitamin E and beeswax, this Lip Saver from Molton Brown does exactly what it says.

Perfect for when your lips are feeling cracked and chapped, the glide applicator glides perfectly across your lips without it sticking. I also liked that my lips appeared healthy rather than that ‘glossy’, in your face effect!

To purchase, click here.

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KIEHL’S - LOVE OIL FOR LIPS £18

Now, don’t be put off by the neon packaging, but I wanted to include this recent release by Kiehl’s, mainly because I’m a huge fan of the brand, but also because this Love Oil For Lips is the product that gives the ‘glossiest’ shine to it. This particular lip product I received came in the ‘Neon Pink’ shade which surprisingly, didn’t come off as too bold!

The colour stayed relatively clear on my lips, it was just more of the shine that was noticeable. On a day to day basis, this is a little too much for me, however, for a night out, it adds that extra glow to my lips which not only helps them to look healthier, but also keeps my lips feeling hydrated too! Love Oil For Lips comes in several colours such as; Untinted (perhaps one to try if you’re after a more subtle look!), Neon Pink, Botanical Blush, Apothecary Cherry, Midnight Orchid.

To purchase, click here!

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LA MER - THE LIP BALM £52

The most expensive one featured here, but with good reason. Featuring their key ingredient: Miracle Broth and is formulated without Parabens, Phthalates and Sulfates. I liked how this Lip Balm had a minty taste to it that was rather subtle with a warm, vanilla scent.

The Lip Balm absorbed easily into my lips and the results were noticeable after 2 or 3 uses! My lips felt nourished and hydrated and felt soft again.

To purchase, click here.

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I hope you enjoyed my round-up of Lip Balms/products and that this has given you some ideas in terms of which to go for when it comes to looking after your lips!

I’d love to hear if you have tried any of these out for yourself and what worked/didn’t work for you! Drop me a comment below and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button. Any questions? Feel free to ask!


OMOROVICZA - DEEP CLEANSING MASK


My skin has been a little tired looking lately and I wanted to find a product that worked deeper into the layers of my skin and to restore my skins natural balance again!

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As part of being an Ambassador for the Mankind Collective, I was lucky enough to receive their Christmas Grooming Box late last year and amongst all of the incredible Male Grooming products, I came across Omorovicza.

Intrigued by the name and its minimalistic packaging, I did a little background research on their Deep Cleansing Mask and soon learnt that this product had been created by Omorovicza who had worked with a Hungarian Nobel prize winning laboratory! Rich in Calcium and Magnesium, this Deep Cleansing Mask aims to clear congested pores whilst drawing out impurities.

To apply, I ensured my face had been thoroughly cleansed beforehand to remove all skincare products prior to application. I then applied a rather thick amount onto my face and massaged this across my face which was left on for 20 minutes.

The consistency of the Mask itself was a contradiction in itself as it felt rather heavy and dense on my skin yet felt gentle and tingled ever so slightly throughout the application… I then rinsed the Deep Cleansing Mask off thoroughly and at first, my skin had a glow to it and appeared radiant! I felt that it gave my skin that much needed boost and as a few hours passed, my skin felt soft to touch. It was only after the 4th time of using this that I then began to see my pores reduce slightly, which is to be expected with any new mask you use!

This Deep Cleansing Mask is also suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians whilst remaining Gluten free and Phthalate free. For more details, click here and to purchase, click here.

Overall, a great introduction to a new discovery of mine!

Have you tried the Deep Cleansing Mask from Omorovicza before? What did you think to it? Have you tried any products from Omorovicza before? If so, which ones? Are there any you would like me to review in future? Do let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button below!

*Please note, this product had been gifted to me as part of a Gift-set, however, I was not asked to promote or review this. I simply did so because I enjoyed using it!


VALENTINES GIFT GUIDE 2019


Despite being single, I do enjoy the Valentine’s hype as it is a time where all of the bold, cutesy packaging for various products come out (despite some being a little garish), and where London and many other cities decorate their shopfronts with striking floral displays!

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s without a Gift Guide here on my blog, so for this particular Gift Guide I have included some perfect gifts guaranteed to put a smile on your loved ones face, or even your own! After all, we don’t exactly need a reason to treat ourselves from time to time now do we…?

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VALENTINE’S 2019

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DIPTYQUE - DAMASCENA CANDLE

A bold floral candle with sumptuous, heady and honey notes, this candle is incredibly strong smelling and is ideal for those who love the scent of roses! It is sure to fill any space whilst lingering in the air long after its burn.

To purchase, click here.

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PRETTY GREEN - MUG SET

A must for any rock n roll fans out there! Pretty Green mugs emblazoned with their iconic Paisley print which in this particular Gift Set come in black and navy.

To purchase, click here.

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KIEHL’S - LOVE OIL FOR LIPS

A lightweight lip oil that hydrates and nourishes lips leaving them with a healthy, natural looking glow!

To purchase, click here.

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APPLEYARD LONDON - 50 RED ROSES

The most beautiful flowers that instantly add a touch of elegance and colour to any space in your home! To make things that little sweeter, I have a 20% off code for all bouquets at Appleyard London! CODE: LUKE20 (Please note, this code excludes any additional gifts/add ons and delivery charges.)

To purchase, click here.

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HOUSE 99 BY DAVID BECKHAM - SMOOTH BACK GIFT SET

This Gift Set contains Thickening Daily Shampoo, Face Moisturiser and Shaping Pomade along with a Hair Comb. Perfect for any man to create a ‘Pompadour’ hairstyle!

To purchase, click here.

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GLAMGLOW - GENTLEBUBBLE

A daily conditioning cleanser that not only effectively removes any impurities, but the bubbles gently cleanse the skin leaving it feeling soft and thoroughly cleansed!

To purchase, click here.

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FLOWER BY KENZO

A floral fragrance that feels sensual yet powdery on the skin which then comes alive with the incense note!

To purchase, click here.

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JO LOVES - VETIVER FRAGRANCE BODY SPRAY

I recently came across the JO LOVES brand by trying out this body spray which had kindly been gifted to me to try out and I have to say, this particular Vetiver Body Spray is simply divine! The fragrance is spicy with a unique twist on the classic Vetiver scent which lasts on my skin and clothes for many hours afterwards!

To purchase, click here.

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I hope you have enjoyed my Valentine’s Gift Guide this year and if I have included any of your favourites or ones that you have tried out then do let me know as I would love to hear from you! Also, don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button below, and have a gorgeous Valentines whatever your plans are!

(AD // These items have kindly been gifted to me for the purpose of this Gift Guide.)


ALLIES OF SKIN


A recent new find of mine in the skincare world comes in the form of Allies Of Skin. A skincare brand which has become an instant cult hit that focuses on smart, multi-tasking products to fit around modern lives. Allies Of Skin features many potent antioxidants and intelligent nutrients which work effectively together to adapt to your skins needs!

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I was lucky enough to have been gifted 3 products from the brand which include;

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  1. All-Day Pollution Repair Mask

    On first glance at the name, I immediately thought that this product was going to be a mask and I was rather excited to try this out, however, despite its namesake, I quickly learnt that this is in fact a moisturiser which has the potency and all of the benefits within a mask! Featuring ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid blended with Acai Oil which helps to infuse essential fatty acids, intense moisture and nutrients. I applied this first thing of a morning after cleansing my skin and could almost instantly see that my skin had a fresher, dewy glow to it and looked completely refreshed! The consistency of the All-Day Pollution Repair Mask was light on my skin and absorbed quickly and efficiently into my skin. To purchase, click here.

  2. Promise Keeper Blemish Facial

    This product is a leave-on mask and is used nightly which works as both a curative and a preventive measure to help keep skin clear. Formulated with alpha hydroxy acids, enzymes and antibacterial colloidal silver, this powerful formulation helps to soothe irritation, clear the skins complexion all the while unclogging pores and blemishes. I left this mask on overnight consecutively for a couple of nights before noticing a difference. To begin with, I experienced a breakout which was to be expected given that your skin needs time to adjust, however, once the breakout subsided, my skin looked a lot clearer and felt smooth to touch! I also particularly enjoyed the scent of the lavender which I found soothing, especially on a nighttime. The consistency again like the All-Day Pollution Repair Mask was light and easy to apply. To purchase, click here.

  3. Fresh Slate Clay & Manuka Honey Purifying Cleanser + Masque

    A multi-tasker formulated with Manuka Honey and salicylic acid, this 2-In-1 combination helps to keep your skin looking smooth, fresh and clean without feeling dry and irritated. I applied this as both as cleanser and a masque and I have to be honest, as a cleanser, this just did not work for me. I found the consistency far too thick to use as a cleanser and the performance of it as a masque was much better! I left this on for around 10 minutes before rinsing off and immediately my skins appearance was brighter, and had a fresh glow to it. To purchase, click here.

To conclude, these products were a great introduction to the Allies Of Skin brand for me and I would recommend trying out the All-Day Pollution Repair Mask as this was a personal favourite of mine! To get more of an insight into Allies Of Skin, click here.

Have you tried any of these products mentioned? If so, which ones and what are your thoughts? Have you tried any other Allies Of Skin products before? Are there any you feel I should try out? Let me know below as I’d love to hear from you and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button!


PERRICONE MD - CBx FOR MEN


Perricone MD was one of the first well-known skincare brands that I worked with back when I started blogging and still to this day remains a firm favourite of mine!

Perricone MD was created by Dr Nicholas Perricone after his life long passion for science inspired him to unlock the secrets to healthy ageing and continues to introduce revolutionary technologies into skincare which aim to get us one step closer to the fountain of youth!

PERRICONE MD CBx

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The CBx range has been designed with men in mind, and has been powered by PHYTOCANNABINOIDS which are naturally derived from the hemp plant. The range delivers potent antioxidant benefits which aim to help stressed skin feel soothed, healthy and refreshed! Within the CBx range there are 3 products;

  1. Super Clean Face Wash

  2. Soothing Post-Shave Treatment

  3. Lightweight Moisturiser

From this range I received the Super Clean Face Wash alongside the Lightweight Moisturiser as at the time of receiving these, I was sporting a beard so didn’t feel the need to try out the Post-Shave Treatment!

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I applied the Super Clean Face Wash both at morning to apply the Lightweight Moisturiser, and at nighttime to remove any skincare products I had worn during the day. Prior to application, I washed my face first leaving my skin moist for the Super Clean Face Wash to be applied and whilst applying this, it began to turn quite foamy.

Once rinsed off, I found that my skin felt smooth and incredibly clean whilst some Face Washes can leave your skin feeling dry and tight, I found that this particular Face Wash didn’t have that feeling instead, leaving it feeling comfortable! I particularly enjoyed the scent of the Super Clean Face Wash which was woody with a green, earthy feel to it.

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For the Lightweight Moisturiser, I applied this in the morning, ready for the day ahead and applied this after cleansing my face with the Super Clean Face Wash. The first thing I noticed about the Lightweight Moisturiser was the texture and how light it felt!

Granted, it is named as ‘Lightweight Moisturiser’ so it’s safe to say that it definitely lives up to its namesake. The Lightweight Moisturiser absorbed into my skin pretty quickly and I liked that it left my skin feeling hydrated and light without feeling too gloopy! My only personal critique is that there was a slight shine to my skin afterwards which some people may love, but for me, I prefer a more matte finish when it comes to the appearance of my skin.

Overall, another great range by Perricone MD! To view more about the range, click here. For more details on the Super Clean Face Wash, click here and for the Lightweight Moisturiser, click here!

Do check out my other reviews from the Perricone MD brand such as the Photo Plasma and Cold Plasma!

You can also read about my time at the H2 Elemental Energy Launch down in London here.

Have you tried the CBx range? Which ones did you try? Have you used any products from Perricone MD before? If so, which ones? I would love to hear from you so leave me a comment down below and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button!


ACQUA DI PARMA - CHRISTMAS 2018


Acqua Di Parma are one of my favourite Male Grooming brands with their Ebano fragrance being one of my favourites for this time of year, alongside the rich and aquatic fragrance for Spring/Summer; Cedro di Taormina! So you can imagine that I was completely bowled over when a large ‘Hat Box’ had arrived from one of their Christmas Collections. The box itself was presented with a ribbon wrapped beautifully around it and I didn’t dare spoil it by pulling it apart!

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With that being said, once inside of the box there were three items from one of their Christmas Collections which have all been given a Festive touch this Christmas where the packaging has been beautifully designed and illustrated by the British artist, Clym Evernden. Other Collections include;

  • Colonia Pura

  • Blu Mediterraneo

  • Le Nobili

  • Ingredient Collection

  • Home

  • Body Collection

  • Made To Measure Sets

Fo this particular Festive Gift Set that I received, it contained;

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  • Colonia - Candle

  • Colonia - Eau de Cologne

  • Colonia - Hand Wash & Hand Cream

The Colonia Pura scent is bold and citrusy that feels fresh when sprayed upon my skin which is making me yearn for those long, hot Summer days! I will be sure to revisit this fragrance again next Spring for a full blog review so be sure to check back for this. I also love the design of the Festive packaging this year, minimal yet fun!

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To view more of the Festive Gift Sets this Christmas, click here.

Acqua Di Parma are currently offering engraving on their bottles in which you can leave a special message for that special somebody this Christmas and please note, there is guaranteed delivery by 24th December on all orders placed by 20th December by 12pm. Only two days left to take advantage of this before it’s too late!

Have you smelt anything by Acqua Di Parma before? If so, what fragrance have you smelt? Which is your favourite from the brand? Do you have your eye on anything for Christmas? Let me know your thoughts as I would love to hear from you, and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button below!