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Mumof3munchkins

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About Me Hi all, I'm a Mummy to three adorable children (of course I have to say that, they're mine ha ha ha) aged 13, 11,(boys) and 8 (girl). I work for a Logging Truck company and being the only female working there, its hard to maintain some kind of femininity so love to come on here and get some inspiration lol. I love trying out new products, especially when I'm on the hunt for products for my pain in the butt skin type - super dry, and super sensitive arghhh.

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Overall rating:
5.0/5
17th August, 2017 at 2:32 pm
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Review
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Fun!

This is a fun little product!

I have read so many reviews of people loving this product or completely hating it and here's why.

It is a very strong form of Vitamin C called L-Ascorbic Acid and it is the most irritating form of Vitamin C you can get. It is also the most effective.

If you have sensitive skin it will sting, some people will have absolutely no problem with it, some will find it extremely uncomfortable and I've even read reviews that have said it burns their skin but, do not let that put you off trying it. Patch test! Always patch test first.

The other thing people hate about this product is that it is gritty. It's like rubbing fine, fine grains of sand over your face so the trick is to go gently and only spread it to cover your face, don't rub it in. The grittiness does go away after a few seconds as the L-Ascorbic Acid Powder reacts with the moisture in your skin and is absorbed so you can apply your next layers of your skincare regime quite happily.

This product doesn't smell and doesn't contain silicone (they have just released a 30% Suspension in Silicone which will possibly be less irritating for some people). It never broke me out but I have read reviews where people have reacted quite badly to it. My sister in law says it broke her out the first week she used it so she stopped, tried again a couple of weeks later and had no problems.

You can also cut it with a moisturiser to tone down some of the reaction you might get from it or try one of their other Vitamin C products (MAP =Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a really gorgeous product).

As with all their products, they come in 30 ml sizes so the size of the product might put you off but they do last a long time as you only need to use a little at a time.

I have been using another Vitamin C product but I keep coming back to this. It really does even skin tone and heal acne scarring but I don't use it every night, maybe just once a week. Some use it as a mask.

Tips: This oxidises if water gets near it so if you see any signs of yellowing in the lid, wipe it off with a dry tissue. Yellow = BAD = do not use.

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I have sensitive skin so its actually good that you mention everything I need to know when looking at purchasing a new brand of product. Does this suit dry or oily skin hun? Great review xx

Overall rating:
5.0/5
21st August, 2017 at 9:08 pm
Skinfood Organic Coconut Mist Toner Review
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Love a good mist toner

Just spray, and walk away! Sort of. I've been using this mist toner for over a month now and I 'think' I love it? After I cleanse and dry my face I spritz it on and wait a few seconds before pressing it into my skin. It's light and refreshing, especially after a workout. I follow it up with whatever moisturiser I'm currently using and I'm good to go. I find it has helped my moisturiser sink in quicker and doesnt effect my skin type at all. Highly recommended.

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How strong is the coconut scent hun? Is it a slight scent or strong? I really like the sound of this especially as I love coconut.

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5.0/5
6th August, 2017 at 10:05 pm
Lush Dream Cream Review
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Dream Cream Saved My Skin

Dream Cream hand and body lotion is one of Lush's best selling products that they make. I have had eczema since I was a baby and have tried everything under the sun to help heal the dry, sore, red skin that goes along with having eczema. I have the most sensitive skin you can imagine and have some very bad reactions to other products. I found Dream Cream over 5 years ago when I was looking for more natural products to use on my skin, that would not hurt or burn my skin when applied.

Dream Cream saved my skin in a time where I thought nothing was going to work. The oat milk, rose water and blue chamomile oil all help soothe and calm down the skin when it is irritated, sore and itchy. All the wonderful oils and butters that go into Dream Cream will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised. The hint of lavender oil you smell along side the oat milk and rose water helps with a good nights sleep if applied before bed as lavender has calming properties to it. The lavender does not scent is not overpowering as it is mixed with other wonderful ingredients.

I have gone through many, many, many wonderful black pots of this goodness. It is the only moisturiser I will use on my children, as they have ended up with my eczema. They have never cried or flinched when having it applied to there skin. It stops the itching and helps with the redness, dry skin and relaxes them before bed.

This is also perfect to use during the Summer on sun burn. Pop a tub in the fridge for a few hours and then use. It is heaven on that angry, fiery sunburn and helps so much.

Do not let the price of Dream Cream put you off from trying it. A pot full lasts me a long time, as a little goes a long way. If you are close to a store, head in and ask for a sample they are more then happy to give them out, before committing to a full size tub of Dream Cream.

Tips: Ask for a sample if you live close to a Lush store. Warm between hands when applying to small children during the colder months.

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Awesome review hun x Sad that this cream doesn't get the credit it deserves. I've had a pot for ages, will have to get it out again and maybe try on Avalon's skin :-)

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5.0/5
18th August, 2017 at 9:34 am
Schwarzkopf Beology Aqua Boost Review
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My new fave

I received the serum as part of a review panel for the entire range. I have a crazy amount of hair - it's not thick, just an incredible amount on my head! I also have a penchant for changing hair colour on a regular basis which this means my hair is pretty dry. Having dry hair means I have an obsession for hair serums and oils. I am continually searching for one that works!

I absolutely adore the packaging of this product, the green and gold is quite eye catching and with the natural deep sea extracts is quite fitting. The small pump bottle is easy to use, and as with the spray, I was impressed the cap was coloured and not clear which meant I didn’t ever lose it. The product itself is a beautiful pearlescent lotion with a gorgeous scent.

I typically use about 4 pumps of the serum to get good coverage. The lotion is quite thick so it didn’t drip while applying – an absolute huge plus for me! I found it really easy to apply and get good coverage on the lengths only. I also found it dried really well – other serums I have used in the past have doubled the drying time of my hair, but this didn’t seem to affect it at all.

The best thing of all – the serum made my hair soft, shiny and still had great movement. It didn’t make it heavy or greasy at all. 60ml for $16.99 is a reasonable price point for such a great product so I will definitely be purchasing again. Needless to say I think I have found a keeper.

Tips: Hide from all the other girls in the house - this is a great product!

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Great review hun, might have to hunt this down myself as I have super dry hair too. So awesome you found a serum that works for you xx

Great review. It sounds like a product worth trying.

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4.0/5
18th August, 2017 at 9:23 am
Lime Crime Diamond Crushers Review
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Not bad for a lip topper

These are basically low stick glosses that are jammed packed with chunky glitter, a must for a 90's throw back, but the packaging and sheer shininess of them are just alluring, so shiny.

On the lips they are not too fussy to wear but are very sheer, I found that wearing a lipstick or lip liner under them so you have a base to build on is great if you want a true duo chrome lustre to your lips it is a fun product, and even wore alone as a gloss it adds a little sparkle to your look. Total fun, no seriousness about it, which I love, makeup being fun!

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They are available from Cosmic both instore and online

Thanks for the review. These look so pretty!!

Where did you purchase yours from Priestess? Great review.

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5.0/5
5th August, 2017 at 9:12 am
Lush Scrubee Review
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Holy Grail Shower/Massage Combo

When everyone was raving about Scrubee I was like 'It looks cute' but was put off by the scent as quite a few described the scent as being similar to Pot of Gold I think it was. I can't stand that smell but it was super cute and wanted to try it anyway (such a sucker for Lush and cute things).

When it arrived, I was actually a bit disappointed as it wasn't as big as the picture looked, so not a great start.

But wow, the smell is sooooo good. I can't really explain the scent, but I think you can smell a hint of honey along with cocoa butter. You can't really smell the almonds until you get down to the scrubby exfoliation part when the heat releases the scent. If you like Gold Fun, then you will love this as it is more similar to that than Pot Of Gold which actually makes me feel sick whenever I smell it. I also love the fact that you can still smell it on your skin for ages afterwards, even into the next day.

I was going to use it as a massage bar as that is what I thought it was (thats what happens when you don't read the instructions properly lol) however was told you use it in the shower. I was like WHAT?? lol

The shape is genious because it is actually quite easy to hold and apply. You get in the shower, and apply hot water to your skin before applying the Scrubee. I applied it in circular movements all over my body and my skin felt amazing, and left me feeling not only super hydrated but extremely relaxed.

The downside to Scrubee is that it doesn't last that long. If using all over your body, you will get about 2 uses, 3 if you are lucky. Or you can choose to target certain parts of your body like legs or arms, whichever you want to use it on which will make it last a lot longer.

The price tag is a bit high for such a small product but the after feeling is so worth it.

Tips: Before using Scrubee, if you have it, use Lush Twilight Shower Gel for an even more relaxing experience and do this before you go to bed. You have the most amazing sleep xx

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He he he I love it so much. I have 3 on the way to me and a friend just picked me up another 2 - oops major obsessed lol. I just wish it was bigger and not as pricey. But its definitely one that will never go to waste :-)

I bought three when it first came out but actually it's not my favourite. I find it too scratchy so will go back to Buffy once I've used them all.

The price tag is high. I couldn't bring myself to spend that much on a small bar that might not last long. It smells wonderful and I can see they hype with it. I'm tempted to try it once my current scrubs have been panned.

He he he I've just become recently obsessed with it and had it fresh in my mind when I wrote the review lol. I've just used up my second, have 3 more on the way and going to order another couple. I'm obsessed with Scrubee lmao.

I need to review it too but it takes me forever to get around to review. So I thought you'd beat me to it lol.

Ha ha ha what can I say, I'm addicted lol

How did I guess you would be the first person to review this!

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3.7/5
20th July, 2017 at 7:05 pm
Moisture Mist Gentle Cleansing Oil Reviews
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A good alternative to my makeup removing balm

Was very excited to get this as I'm always keen to try out new makeup removers.

When I first opened it it looked like a standard plastic pump bottle with no lid, that's one thing I didn't like- it not having a lid as I feel like it would be prone to having bacteria cling on to it. However, better than having a jar.

When I first used it I has very light coverage foundation on so I found all the makeup to come off with ease. The consistency isn't oily but is more like a slippery liquid. With water it didn't do too much.

After the first application it made my face soft and supple like it said it would do,

During the next few uses I had some stubborn eye makeup and was disappointed to find that it didn't take much off and left a residue even after rinsing it with water. However, this may be because my mascara was waterproof. I had to use my normal makeup removing balm to remove that. But in terms of removing the base, this did great job!

Overall I will use it again as it does a good job at removing light makeup. However I can't travel with it due to the pump!

Tips: Use a little bit at a time as it easily can slip from your hands!

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Oh that's sad, I was looking at this as I love cleansing oils and hoping it was going to get good reviews. Good that it removes light makeup at least which is good for me as I only wear light BB or CC Cream anyway lol. Great review - thanks :-)

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5.0/5
4th June, 2017 at 3:14 pm
Schwarzkopf Colour Specialist Review
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My New Favourite Hair Colour

I was super lucky to get this trial from the lovely Beauty Review themselves - thanks lovelies xxx

I got the shade in 5.65 Chocolate Brown, usually I like to dye my hair with purple and black shades so was very excited to try something totally different.

Preparation was super easy, I just had to make sure my hair had not been washed that day as the hair dye doesn't stick to the hair very well. So far easy peasy.

Mixing - was pretty basic too, just needed to take the little anti-breakage serum and put this into the application bottle along with the hair dye as well. The instructions are so easy to follow, which is great if you don't like things too technical lol. Also the bottle was easy to use, just squeeze out as much as you need onto the hair.

Application - I got hubby to do the application as I'm a shocker when it comes to doing it myself, I tend to miss patches. He found it easy to work with, although he didn't like the gloves, found them too slippery and moved too often. Could be a male thing as I find them okay to use ha ha ha. He was going to go and get some rubber gloves and I told him no way, he had to use the gloves that came with the hair dye.

Rinsing - wow, I was actually amazed at the time it took to rinse the hair dye out. Usually I rinse it off in the shower and it takes an age, but this was so much quicker. When I could see no colour coming through after rinsing, I applied the repair sealer, which was fairly straight forward. The only thing I didn't like is the fact the tear part on the sachet was not that great and didn't come right off and had to get scissors which is a pain when you are already in the shower. Thank goodness for kiddies who ran to get them for me he he he.

Results - WOW, just WOW. I am in love with the colour so much, covered my grey perfectly and it looks like I just got it done at a Salon. Even hubby liked it and proceeded to tell me he preferred it to the black and purple I usually use. It felt so silky and smooth and looks very shiny and healthy. The colour on me is a little darker and comes out more a rich dark chocolate brown than a light chocolate brown which I am super happy with. My hair shade is usually a very dark brown, but before the hair dye was done it was a quarter grey and the rest dark brown/reddish.

Definitely would consider getting this in the future - I think this just maybe my holy grail hair dye.

It also came with a 3 week conditioner which I will update you with in 3 weeks time and let you know about how well the colour is holding.

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Thanks lovely xx

Awesome review mumof3, if I was still colouring my hair I'd try it!

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5.0/5
17th April, 2017 at 2:55 pm
Crazy Rumors Lip Balm Review
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Minty Goodness

I love Crazy Rumors Lip Balms, I have these in a couple of flavours.

Okay, so as far as the tube it comes in, I'm not going to get you all excited, its just a standard lipbalm tube lol.

As for the texture, wow, it is so creamy and silky smooth, I can't stop rubbing my lips together. Its like taking a piece of satin and then wiping it on your lips, so good.

The fragrance/scent - is nice, I love anything mint and chocolate, its not over powering though which is a shame as I love it really minty and chocolatey, but this is a good thing for those that don't like it too strong. If you are expecting like a peppermint hershey's taste, sadly I will have to disappoint you. Although it smells great, it does smell like its an added flavour and not a pure flavour. That makes sense in my head ha ha ha.

Does it moisturise and hydrate my lips? Yes definitely and it doesn't rub off quickly like some lipbalms can. It has good staying power and I find I don't need to re-apply it all the time.

The formula is medium in the respect of it not being thick and gluggy but not watery and thin (hope that makes sense).

Would I buy this again? Yes although I would probably try a different flavour just because I get bored easy ha ha ha.

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He he he all goods hun, you've been super busy xxx Will add one in for you xx

ooooh yes please. i still need to send you that other stuff too sorry!

He he he well when I make my next iHerb order, I'll add one in if you like x

MIND BLOWN. I need the pink grapefruit one!

Omg so many hun - French Vanilla, Bubble Gum, Pink Grapefruit Juice, Plum Apricot, Banana Split, Chocolate Strawberry, Raspberry Sherbert, Black Cherry and the list goes on ha ha ha. I have it in coffee too but its not strong enough for me sadly.

oooooh it comes in diff flavours? I have (and love) the choc mint but that's interesting!

Overall rating:
5.0/5
8th May, 2017 at 7:23 am
A'kin Brightening Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C Review
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In a Nut Shell - Liquid Gold!

I want to first start off by saying a massive THANK YOU to Beauty Review for the opportunity to trial this product and giving us 3 weeks to trial it. I truly believe I wouldn't have seen the results that I am seeing now if it were only for a week.

It comes in the standard bottle with a glass dripper. What I love about this specific dropper though is that it has a slight curve at the bottom which stops too much product from coming out and also giving you the opportunity to apply it straight to your face, although I prefer to apply to fingers instead.

The directions say to massage 3-4 drops onto clean dry skin and apply twice a day. I did this in the morning and before bedtime using two fingers on both sides of the face and in circular movements.

The actual fragrance is what you would usually expect when using Rosehip oil, its not overpowering but doesn't really have a specific scent to describe it if that makes sense. I thought there would have been maybe a slight orange scent to it with the Vitamin C added in (ha ha ha I just always assume orange when thinking of Vitamin C lol). It is not an unpleasant scent either, so no worries about that.

I have been using this product everyday without fail and have noticed a few big differences in my skin - it is more clear, has a glow to it, so much more smoother than normal and even hubby has noticed how good my skin is looking. My makeup looks so much better and blends in beautifully. I can only credit these results to the A'kin Brightening Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C and nothing else.

Would I buy this in the future? Most definitely!! The price tag is a bit on the highish side but hey you get what you pay for and you would definitely be happy with this product. I can't wait to see the final results when I have finished the bottle.

Tips: Make sure you allow to sink into your skin and dry before applying your makeup as it may make your makeup look oily. By allowing it to dry, it will give your makeup a slight dewy appearance but without the oily look.

Bonus - it is not a greasy oil either so no worries there either!

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Hey lovely, no I haven't needed to use a moisturiser with this and I have really dry skin. Hope that helps x

Do you use the oil as well as a normal moisturiser?