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No Need for Shampoo!

I’m a big lover of dry shampoo, but I have two major hang-ups about them. They are the smell and the dusty residue left behind on the hair.

When Lush’s No Drought came into my hands I thought ‘Here we go again’, but I can’t contain it anymore No Drought is AMAZZZZZZING!!

It absorbs all moisture and natural oils all while leaving no dusty remains, in-fact a lot of times leaving the hair looking shiny and healthy, which we all know lush-no-drought-dry-shampoo, fesitval, fun, party, summer, pick, hairdoesn’t usually happen with regular Dry Shampoo’s.

Lime and Grapefruit extracts not only make the powder smell fresh but also deodorise the hair at the same time – What more would you need from a dry shampoo?

So I know my session bag will now only have Lush’s No Drought Dry Shampoo in it.

Who needs water and shampoo everyday we got No Drought !!

Gillian has been writing for The Beauty Cloud since way back at 25th April 2012! You can follow more of Gillian’s work on Facebook. Any questions, email gillian@thebeautycloud.co.uk

Product Review: Bronze Leaf Tanning Mist

Bronze Leaf Tanning Mist

Bronze Leaf Tanning Mist

This product is quite simply, brilliant. It is the best tan I have tried in a long while, and the list of reasons why is pretty much endless. 

Even before application I was already very impressed with what this tan had to offer. Firstly, this is not only a tan but a built in body treatment. It contains organic ingredients, the effects of which will make sure that it’s not just your new sun kissed glow that gets you noticed!

Tan Woman

The lemon peel extract used helps to improve the look of cellulite whilst the incorporation of hyaluronic acid and aloe vera acts to tone your skin and tighten any problem areas.  As if that’s not enough, they’ve also treated their tanners to a handful of natural moisturisers such as: macadamia nut oil to help protect the skin; bergamot essential oil to relieve dry patches; and centipeda cunninghamii to help maintain a youthful complexion.

Another fantastic ground breaking feature which I must discuss is their tanning mitts. We all know how beneficial it is to apply fake tan with a tanning mitt, but these are not your normal tanning mitts…oh no! Bronze Leaf tanning mitts are velvety to the touch but when I first examined them I was slightly concerned about whether it would ensure a streak free, smooth application. I still used the new mitt because, to be completely honest, it felt wonderful! And it turns out these velvety mitts work wonders. The application was smooth, controlled, quick and completely streak free.

I used the dark tan, but light tan and medium tan are also available. I have olive skin and love a noticeable tan all year round.  If you’re like me then definitely treat yourself to a darker shade. You have absolutely nothing to fear if you do go dark as the result is a beautiful natural look – not a hint of orange in sight. 

This tan takes about 8 – 12 hours to fully develop, so I recommend applying before bed and sleeping in loose fitting dark clothing to ensure your bed sheets are protected. Simply shower off in the morning and you will be left with a stunning result. 

Tan Shower

When applying this tan, with your amazing velvety mitt, you will notice how quickly it absorbs into the skin. Instead of being left with a sticky residue, like many fake tans, you will be left with soft smooth skin almost immediately.  In fact, the tan was so quickly absorbed into my skin that I was slightly concerned that the mitt was absorbing all of the product. However, I was proven wrong by the amazing results the following day. 

Streaks!? What streaks!? No need to worry about streaks as Bronze Leaf have it covered – quick absorption and the velvety partner lead to a perfect application partnership. The product is also free from paragons and alcohol which helps to ensure a streak free, soft finish.

I don’t know how they’ve done it, but they’ve even nailed the smell!

Tea

One of the most off putting things about fake tan is the smell. The common scent of biscuits or even burning is something that a religious tanner has to learn to live with – sometimes you have to make sacrifices for your art. However, occasionally you come across a fake tan that smells so nice it stops you in your tracks during application and this is one of those tans. Even my partner, when applying the tan to my back (bless him) commented on how nice this smelt, and compared it to the refreshing, calming smell of Chai tea!

I loved this tan so much, and because of the amazing organic ingredients included, had no problem applying it to my face either! I have very oily skin and this did not increase any oil build up as other fake tans have in the past. I recommend this fake tan to everyone. Religious tanners will have their tanning passions reawakened and non-tanners will find this product will get them hooked! 

Happy animals

All Bronze Leaf’s products can be found here – http://www.bronze-leaf.com – The prices are extremely reasonable, especially considering what an amazing product you will be getting, and you also get the added benefit of knowing that none of their products are tested on animals.

This fantastic product now has a permanent position in my fake tan favourites!

Product Review: GlamGlow YouthMud

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Product Review: Figs and Rouge – Rambling Rose – Lip, Face & Body Balm

I love this product! When I first seen it I just thought it was a lip balm, but this can be used on the rest of your face and body. It is multipurpose goodness!

Figs and Rouge Rambing Rose Balm

Figs and Rouge Rambing Rose Balm

This balm is petroleum free and is 100% Organic, Natural and Pure. I could sit and smell this product for hours, it is like a mini aromatherapy session everytime I have a little smell. I’m not surprised! It is enriched with so many different natural oils including Ricinus Communis Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Citral and Limonene! It just smells of health and goodness!

Figs and Rouge Rambing Rose Balm

When this product goes on, it has a sort of exfoliating effect, however the pigments in it dissolve with your body heat and it is smooth in no time. This product is so soothing and moisturising and it last for hours, no need to reapply every 5 minutes!

Figs and Rouge Rambing Rose Balm

I love to use this product on dry patches on my face and body too. I use this around my forehead as it tends to be that bit more dried out than the rest of my face and not only does this balm instantly moisturise the skin but it leave a lovely luminosity to the skin giving you a healthy glow in seconds.

rambling-rose

Another top tip is to use this balm on your cuticles and nails to keep them in top condition!

I have the Rambling Rose version, but it is also available in Sweet Geranium, Peppermint & Tea Tree and Cherry Vanilla!

This product is £3.49 for an 8ml tin.

Figs and Rouge

To find out more about Figs and Rouge, visit their website http://www.figsandrouge.com

Shop for this product online at feelunique.com, lovelula.co.uk or boots.com