Forza Hydratrim Review

When it comes to weightloss, or lack thereof, my problem isn’t an unhealthy diet and a lack of exercise (I hit the gym 4 to 5 times a week), but my appetite. I like food and lots of it! I don’t particularly believe in restrictive diets either – cutting the carbs, juicing etc – it’s just not me and it doesn’t fit in with my family and social life. What I need is something that keeps me satiated for longer, and curbs my appetite without the need to cut out particular foods.

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That’s why I was so excited to discover Forza Hydratrim Weight Loss Capsules (30 day supply, RRP £25)*. Containing naturally derived Glucomamman which expands gently in your stomach these capsules help to fill you up, keeping hunger pangs at bay and making you feel fuller for longer. Not a shake or calorie counter in sight.

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DHC Liquid Eyeliner EX Review

I’ve just found my holy grail eyeliner and as a staple in my makeup regime this excites me hugely!

This eyeliner from Japanese cosmetic brand DHC was recommended to me a couple of months ago and I was kindly sent one to try. I must admit to being slightly dubious however – so many liquid eyeliners in the past that I’ve tried have promised so much but not delivered – could this eyeliner really be The One? The answer is a resounding yes!

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Dames & Dimes Lime Salt Scrub

I’m very prescriptive when it comes to skincare, and while some people stick with one product until it is used up I like to flit between products, choosing the one which best suits my moods and needs at that moment. When it comes to bodycare for example I tend to reach for relaxing and indulgent scents at night, whereas during the day I love uplifting and refreshing blends such as the Lime Salt Scrub from Dames & Dimes.

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Clarins Double Serum and the Pycnogenol Challenge

French Maritime Pine Bark extract is an ingredient that features in Double Serum, one of Clarins most popular anti-aging skincare products, but did you know that as well as its use topically this natural botanical extract also has skincare benefits when taken as a supplement?

Pycnogenol, as it is known as, is a natural food supplement that is 50 times more potent than Vitamin E and 20 times more powerful than Vitamin C. In clinical studies has been found to reduce the signs of aging, so when I was asked if to trial both the serum and the Pycnogenol supplement I was hugely excited.

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Summer Of Matcha with EatCleanTea

Cocktails, Matcha, smoothies and my Breville Activblend are just some of my favourite things so when I saw EatCleanTea were sending out samples of their amazing Premium Matcha Green Tea and encouraging Bloggers to get creative and concoct their own tasty drink featuring Matcha I had to get involved.

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I wanted to create the perfect party drink; one that tasted great, looked great and could be enjoyed alcohol-free or with the cheeky addition of some white rum. I also wanted to make something that didn’t require a store cupboard full of fancy ingredients or take ages to make, because who wants to spend the entire party in the kitchen? The result is my Strawberry & Mint Matcha Mojito!

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James Read Tan H2O Tan Mist Review

I used to be pretty wary of self tanners – so often formulations were sticky, smelly and resulted in streaky, orange-toned skin – but luckily the tanning industry has come a long way and there are now some brilliant lightweight and natural looking self tanners on the market.

Those with paler skin-tones however can still struggle to find the perfect tan without looking 50 shades of orange, but luckily James Read has introduced a brand new product to his eponymous bronzing line; one that is incredibly easy to use, results in a subtle, natural glow and feels more akin to high-end skincare than an old-fashioned tanning product.

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The James Read Tan H2O Tan Mist (100ml, £18) is the first rosewater facial spray to be infused with DHA, the active bronzing ingredient in self-tanners. The clear, super fine mist is packed with powerful ingredients like acne-fighting zinc, nourishing coconut oil, and hydrating rosewater that also lends it a fresh floral scent.

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SBC Rose & Argan Oil Skincare Gel

The Simply Beautiful Collection, or SBC, is a company that specialises in salon quality skincare gels that tackle a variety of skin concerns and just last year they celebrated 25 years in the industry. Whether it’s aging, redness, dryness or sensitivity SBC have a blend that is ideal.

After years of watching their shows on QVC it’s only recently I’ve actually tried SBC gels – in particular their Arnica range which I plan on reviewing very soon – but the gel I’m showcasing today is the Rose & Argan Oil Skincare Gel.

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Pink Parcel – May 2016

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For any readers that are not familiar with Pink Parcel this is a monthly subscription service that aims to make your period something to look forward to rather than dread. Its unique selling point is the reliable delivery of essential sanitary items along with a handful of beauty treats and snacks, all for the bargainous price of £12.95!

Last month Pink Parcel delivered such a fabulous box that I really thought they would have their work cut out to beat it with the May box, however once again the really pulled out all the stops to bring subscribers another great box. So let’s take a look inside!

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Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque

My oily, spot prone complexion loves a good clay-based mask to help detoxify and balance the skin, and I try to use one weekly to keep on top of blackheads and breakouts, so when I was invited to try a newly launched mask from Dermalogica I was very excited.

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The Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque (75ml, RRP £38)* is an all-in-one treatment that detoxifies, brightens and invigorates all skin types. Whether stress and fatigue has left your skin looking blotchy and uneven, or hormones or a poor diet have made your skin feel congested and inflamed this mask will help.

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Birchbox – May 2016 Review

The May Birchbox has started landing on eager subscribers’ doormats, promising as always to contain a fantastic array of beauty treats.

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This month’s theme is For The Dreamers and the products are housed in a beautifully designed box, which features a silver coating that you can scratch off to reveal the pattern underneath. To quote Miranda, “such fun!”

But enough of the boring introductory stuff, and let’s take a peek at the contents.

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