Palmer’s for men

Hi All,

I have been sent some more fabulous products from one of my favourite brands Palmer’s to review. This time they are for the man in my life.

Firstly, If you weren’t aware Palmer’s have a great range of products designed for men. So with Christmas not so far away why not treat them to this great skincare range.

Here is the Cocoa butter Formula lotion for body and face.


This product is lovely, my partner paul has been using it for a while now and he loves it. It has a subtle masculine fragrance and can be uses on body and face. Paul suffered with acne as a teenager and this lotion is great as a moisturiser. I have noticed his skin looks more nourished since using and he is confident with the results he gets.
He has tried other brands of skincare but I think I have now converted him to Palmer’s.

The second product for review is the oil spray for men.


This again has a masculine fragrance. The great thing about the spray is the convenience, it’s so easy to apply and absorbs into skin quickly without leaving a greasy residue as u find with other oil sprays. My partner uses this when straight out of the shower to moisturised his skin. A small amount goes a long way so it’s great value for money too.

If your man is looking for a new skincare range these products are  definitely one to try and are affordable moisturiser which gives soft, smoother, firmer skin.

You can find Palmer’s for men in most supermarkets, boots and pharmacies.

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What are your thoughts on Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula, Have you tried the men’s range already? comment below.

Cathy x


Bioskin- A Natural skin therapy from Salcura

Hello Everyone,

salcura_logoI am thrilled to be telling you about an excellent skincare range called Bioskin by Salcura. Salcura is a British Brand that specialise in natural skin therapy, they have a background in bio-medical research and science. As part of their philosophy Salcura are passionate about developing products that really work. Their products are high performing,skin kind and contain natural ingredients.

As you all already know I love skincare products and am a regular users of Palmer’s skincare range as it works for me and gives me super soft skin.  However, like everyone I still have problem areas from time to time especially as being a nurse I am constantly hand washing which causes me to get sore dry areas. So when offered by Salcura to try this range I was delighted. The Bioskin Range is specially formulated to nourish, soothe and moisturise and is suitable for skin prone to Eczema & Psoriasis.

Zeoderm- 99% Natural Origin


Bioskin Zeoderm Moisturiser is a natural skin therapy for those prone to severe cases of eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, urticaria and dry skin conditions.

Its retails at r.r.p  £9.99 (50ml) or £19.99 (150ml)

What is great about this product is that it is totally steroid free and contains no harsh chemicals which can cause further skin irritation. I have found this product to be an exceptional barrier cream for those prone areas. I have seen a dramatic improvement in the dryness on my hands and my knuckles are no longer red with irritation. It has also helped banish my dry spots on other areas. I have been using now for over 2 weeks and a little does go a long way. I also find that it is easily absorbed into the skin although it does feel a little greasy on application. It has a very subtle mild smell, that is fresh and not overpowering like some creams. The product is suitable for use on body and face and is recommended to be used from age 12 +.

If your looking for a product that gives you intensive hydration and have skin conditions this may well be the answer your looking for. An exceptional product with endless benefits including: can be applied as frequently as required (unlike steroids), it is suitable for use in pregnancy, can be used on sensitive areas like the face, contains Linseed to reduce inflammation and redness and Borage to retain skin moisture.

Bioskin Body Cleanser- 97% Natural Origin


I have also been able to try out the body cleanser which is a gentle cleanser with soothing effect on the skin. It is packed full of Omega oils and doesn’t dry out your skin.

It retails at r.r.rp £12.99 (300ml)

I love the smell of this it has a slight sweet smell that reminds me of a lemon meringue pie but again the smell is subtle and not overpowering. It is a yellow, creamy, thick cleanser and only requires a small amount per use. I know some of you may think this is expensive for a cleanser but its benefits make it great value and by using its a good preventative measure to stop skin drying out.

Remember The Bioskin range is totally free from:

  • Artificial Fragrance
  • Lanolin
  • paraffin
  • steroids
  • SLS (Sodium laureth sulphate)
  • Parabens

Salcura products are available to be shipped worldwide and have benefited thousands of customers so far. It is a brand  that is widely available in leading pharmacies and some health food stores.

why not visit the website

visit on twitter @Salcura

visit on facebook

Thanks to Salcura I have a competition on my facebook page

to win a Bioskin Body cleanser worth £12.99. T&C’s apply.

Good Luck

Cathy x


Beauty Treatment For Your Jewellery with Connoisseurs.

Is your Jewellery looking tired and dull? Well if your looking for a simple way to bring back that sparkle and make your diamonds dazzle, I have the found some products your going to love. If you would like a quick, easy and simple way to bring your Jewellery back to life without expensive trips to a specialist  jewellery cleaner then this article is for you. The company Connoisseurs Jewellery Care UK kindly sent me some products from their range to review and share with you all. If your not already aware Connoisseurs are a world leader that specialise in jewellery & silver beauty care essentials. They are renowned for their product innovation and passion for quality, What’s more professional jewellers have been using their products for generations so this is reassuring and their products are sold worldwide enabling individuals to get professional results in the home too.

These are the products I received and have tried and tested.


Firstly, I decided to try the Jewellery wipes which offer a quick beauty treatment for gold and silver jewellery. These are great little wipes, they come in a small box and contain 25 wipes so great value. I found these wipes perfect for cleaning my Pandora bangle as it had become dull with constant wear and needed some attention. A quick gentle rub with the wipe as if your polishing is all that’s needed and you will see the dirt and tarnish is removed effortlessly, and the results are immediate. However, I would like to point out not rub excessively as this can leave a residue on your hands and on your jewellery. If this occurs just wash hands with soap and water and use a damp soft cloth to wipe the Jewellery.

Seeing the Results:

The picture on the left is of my Pandora Bangle before cleaning as you can see it looks discolored and lacks shine. Whilst in the picture on the right you can see the exceptional results after using the Jewellery wipe. An Amazing shine and the discoloration is gone.


So as you can see these products really do work with minimal effort. I am mostly impressed with the Jewellery cleaner solution as I used this to clean my engagement ring. The tub has an incorporated dip tray and brush inside which you place your jewellery in for 30 seconds, then use the brush to lightly scrub, then rinse. Once I had followed this process I used the super soft polishing cloth to buff. I also love the Diamond Dazzle Stik  you just apply by painting on the solution with the brush then rinse and dry, this restored the shine on my diamond ring but can also be used on other precious stones.

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Overall, I am most certainly impressed with the impeccable results and have had complements on my engagement ring since cleaning. In my opinion The Connoisseurs jewellery cleaning range is superb quality and a great value range that offers a simple way to professionally transform your tired jewellery. It really is a beauty treatment for your precious jewels. I would most definitely recommend the Connoisseur range.

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Thanks for reading

Cathy x


Amazing 3D Fibre Lashes with Face Paint Live!

Today I want to tell you about a product that is every girls beauty secret to fabulous long lashes, without having to apply false lashes so no sticky glue or struggling with application anymore. I have been given
the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes from a company called Face Paint Live, They are based in the U.S.A and specialise in the sale of younique products and whatsmore they ship to U.K and worldwide.

The product comes in a very stylish compact case as seen in the picture.


What’s included:
1 x Moodstruck Transplanting Gel
1 x Moodstruck Natural Fibers

The product comes with full instructions for use and is so easy to apply. It is just like applying normal mascara. Firstly, you take the wand with the transplanting gel and apply to lashes as if applying mascara. Then before the gel sets apply a coat of the Fiber Lashes and instantly your left with fuller, longer eyelashes. It is really that simple to apply.

Here is a picture of me with my normal mascara. Before applying the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes.


Now look at the results after application of the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes.


As you can see the results are instant. If your looking to dramatize your lashes without the need for false lashes this is a product for you. It really does give great results adding thickness and volume and looks very natural, with no clumping like some mascaras do.

I absolutely love this product from younique and would definitely recommend as a must have for every make up bag. It is great Value to as it retails at £23.00 on the FacePaintlive website. So it’s even cheaper than some mascaras that are no where near as effective.

Visit today and get yours you will be amazed with the results.

Take a look at FacePaintLive (@FacePaintLive):

Look forward to hearing what you think

Cathy x

For healthier, Hair Skin & Nails with Holland & Barrett

Throughout my Pregnancy with Amelie my hair was in really good condition, it was shiny and really strong and it grew super quickly. Lots of people made comments on how healthy it looked. However, about 4 months after Amelie was born I noticed my hair was dull, and I was loosing lots in the shower as it was starting to fall out. Every day I would have to remove hair balls from my hair brush. I knew this was due to post-pregnancy hormone levels and breastfeeding. When searching on the web I found that this was quite common amongst new mums. I had started to notice thinning at the sides and wanted a solution so I visited a health food store. Unfortunately, because I was breastfeeding at that time I was told not to take any supplements as some ingredients can be harmful to your baby, the adviser explained that it can take up to a year post-pregnancy for hair to recover.

Then I recently stopped breastfeeding my daughter as I am due to go back to work soon, amongst other reasons I knew I would now be able to take something for my Hair.

I have found that Holland & Barrett have a fantastic range of products For Hair, Skin & Nails and wanted to share these with you.


I have been using these Holland & Barrett Mega Vitamins for the Hair caplets (90 Caplets) £15.45 For just over a week now and I am already noticing a difference in my hairs shine and strength. These Vitamins are perfect for me as being a busy mum as some days I find it difficult to ensure I eat a nutritionally balanced diet. These Vitamins are not a dietary substitute but support your nutritional requirements in ensuring vital nutrients for your hair.  are released  which is  and we starve our hair of vital nutrients. I have been taking 3 per day one with each meal as directed. I am pleased with the results in such a short space of time so I would definitely recommend these if you hair lacks lustre and needs a gentle boost.

Another Product which one of my friends recommended and I have heard lots of good things about is Natures Garden Sea Kelp Tablets 15mg (250 Tablets) £5.99 or (500 Tabs) £10.79.sea kelp

These Tablets contain Sea Kelp is a herb. They provide natural source of the mineral Iodine. Iodine is important for normal thyroid function. These can be used to support weight management but are also a great mineral source for stronger Hair and nails. I have only been taking these for a few days so it is a little early to comment but I have read lots of other good reviews which makes me positive. I will update on my progress with these in the comments.

Now for my one of my favourite products also available at Holland & Barrett.argon oil

Miaflora Argan oil- 59ml £14.99

Argan oil is very popular at present as you will have seen and is in a multitude of health and beauty products on the market. This specific product is Pure Morrocan Argan Oil. Produced in Morocco and originating from the Argan tree it has been used for many years to nourish and protect Hair, skin and nails. I call this beauty in a bottle as it has many uses. It comes with a handy pipette to dispense 0.5-1ml as desired. I love to apply a small amount to my hair in the evening and shower off in the morning. I have noticed my hair is silkier and easier to manage. My advice would be to not go overboard on the amount used as you don’t want greasy hair. This Oil is also fabulous for nails and leaves cuticles soft, it dries really quickly too and leaves no greasy residue on your hands. I have yet to use it on my skin but I have a scar from where I had a mole removed on my shoulder which is very visible so I am going to see if this fades it at all.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about these Fabulous products from Holland & Barrett. why not visit their website or visit your local store. Don’t forget the penny sale is now on too so grab a bargain!

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Thanks for reading

Cathy x

Competition Time- Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

I recently reviewed some fantastic products From the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Range. Why not look at my review and tell me what you think in the comments. 8d469c972faf4e6c2aa8174860ad4389d59b5df1

Now for the Competition, thanks to Palmer’s you have the chance to try some of these great products too.

Win an indulgent selection of Palmer’s skincare worth £25.00  

(There are 3 of these prizes up for grabs.)

The celebrity loved Palmer’s skin care range offers you sexier, smoother, softer, brighter, and younger looking skin, its specialCocoa Butter Formula is specially designed to maintain naturally even & youthful looking skin all year round.

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Competition valid for UK and Ireland only. Closes 31/08/15 11.59pm

Why not visit the website for the full product range-


Good Luck to everyone

The competition winners were:

Pauline Black
Laura Banks
Samantha loughlin

well done!

Cathy x

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula- supersoft skin

Surely a product we are all aware of is from the Brand Palmer’s. Well, I have been using the firming Butter from their Cocoa butter formula range for over a week now and am super impressed with the results.


This product is specifically formulated to restore your skins natural firmness. It is made from pure Cocoa Butter and enriched with Vitamin E, Collagen, Elastin and Shea Butter. It also contains Co Enzyme Q10 which is know for its powerful antioxidant properties.

Since having my daughter I can honestly say I have spent less time looking after my skin so it had become dry. I started to use this creamy butter which is more of a lotion, more than a week ago twice daily as directed on the label. I have even been using it to moisturise my face. This non greasy lotion is great as it is absorbed quickly into the skin. I have found this to be great post pregnancy as it has helped the tone of my skin on my tummy region and thighs. I would definitely recommend this for new mums, so why not this a try. What’s more, Palmers also have a massage lotion for stretch marks in their range which helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks another product great product which can be used during pregnancy and after.

I have tried many moisturisers over the years and have to say I am now converted to Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula. I love the sweet cocoa smell which even reminds me of being on holiday. I know the smell wont be to everyone’s taste but it really is a great product. I have noticed a significant improvement in the darkness around my eyes since using this on my face which has surprised me and I am really happy with the smoothness and firmness of my skin.

If your not already a lover of this product its definitely one to try and an affordable moisturiser which gives soft, smooth beautiful skin.

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What are your thoughts on Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula comment below.

Cathy x