21 February 2014

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm Review

Hi Lovelies!
I hope you are all doing really well ? - I just wanted to take the time to thank those of you that entered my Elemis Apricot Soothing Toner Giveaway, which has now ended. The winner has been announced via twitter, and I will be scheduling my next giveaway for when I reach 2000 GFC Followers (such an exciting thought) The past week has been a total nightmare for me due to a flood related inccident with my car, and to be honest I will be glad when its over and done with. Due to such a stressful week I have been loving long hot baths, with the help of my most relaxing skincare products to try and releave some of the stress. The Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm has been my go to product, and has been a complete saviour the past week. I have wanted to write about this for a while, but now is the perfect time as not only can I tell you about its fantastic cleansing ability, but also its aromatherapy properties. I hope you enjoy this review post lovelies, and don't forget to leave your thoughts and links in the comments section down below. I know it sounds kind of cliche, but getting comment notifications totally perks me up haha. 
Cleansing Review
The Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm is part of the award winning Elemis "Pro Collagen" family. Due to work I have been able to attend training in regards to this line, and I must admit I was amazed by how it works to support your skins collagen levels. As we get older our precious collagen diminishes, which leads to fine lines and a loss of plumpness in the skin. The super ingredient and clinically proven "Padina Pavonica Marin extract" provides a source of natural collagen and helps to boost your existing levels. Some of the key ingredients include, starflower, ederberry, optimega oils with luxurious rose and mimosa waxes to cleanse, nourish and smooth the complexion. 96% of the people tested said that their skin felt softened and soothed after using this cleansing balm for just two weeks. I love using this balm as a cleanser, and it does a lovely job of removing general makeup and dirt. However, it's not one for the eye area.. So I tend to use it as a cleanser/mask. It works beautifully as a mask, and as the clinical trials say.. it leaves your skin feeling completely softened and soothed. 
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Relaxation Review  
The Pro Collagen Cleansing balm is formulated with a 100% active base of natural oils grown within the UK. The Cleansing balm has a blissful aroma that really captures what it is like to be in a spa environment. Applying this each night has been a complete saviour, and its aromatherapy properties are just as good as its cleansing abilities. I must admit it did take me a little longer to fall in love with the scent of this balm, as it is quite strong. It was only when I took the time to really inhale the aroma that I realised how much of a calming effect it had on me. 

Top Tip
To get the most out of this product I leave it on for 5-10 minutes as a mask. I then place a very warm flannel over my face and practise breathing, and with the help of the beautiful aroma I feel completely relaxed and at ease.
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Overall
At £39.50 it is definitely a treat, but for me its been worth its weight in Gold. If you are going through a particular stressful time, or just want something to really relax you then this would be a great option. I like the fact that it's not only a cleanser, but it is also a beautiful mask. It isn't the most practical, as it doesn't remove eye makeup.. but if your like me you probably already have something else you use. However, it is something to think about if you are splashing out almost £40.00. I personally adore the spa like aroma, and that is part of the reason I find it so relaxing. However, if you are quite sensitive to scents then I would probably get a sample or pop to an Elemis counter to try it before you buy it.

I would love to know what you thought about this post beauties.. are you tempted by this, or do you have another favourite ? - I'm also thinking about writing a comparison post between this, the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm and the Balance Me Cleansing Balm! let me know if this is something you would like to see at some point on my blog :)


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19 February 2014

SOULMATEFOOD - 3 Day Perfect Juice Cleanse Review

Hi Lovelies!
Today's post is going to be all about a recent Juice Cleanse that I decided to try from Soul Mate Food. I have been feeling a bit bleh and uncomfortable in myself for a little while now, and figured that doing a juice cleanse would be a great way to re boot my system. I used to be very sporty when I was younger but my early twenties has left me preferring food to exercises haha. It has been just over a week since I finished my cleanse, and thought it would be a good time to tell you exactly what I thought. It was definitely an experience, but I did enjoy it and think that it would be fantastic as a start to a new health kick, or even to prepare for a special event where you want to loose a few pounds quickly and healthily. I hope you enjoy this review lovelies, and as always I love hearing from you.. so make sure you leave your thoughts and links in the comments section down below. You can also contact me via my social media :)
The 3 day Perfect Cleanse

Each day I started with Hot Water & Lemon :)
1 - Carrot, Apple, Ginger
2 - Aloe, Kale, Apple, Spinach, Lime, Lemon, Celery, Avocado
3 - Lemon, Cinnamon, Chili, Ginger
4 - Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Beetroot, Lemon, Red Currant, Kiwi, Orange
5 - Cucumber, Kale, Broccoli, Celery, Lime, Lemon, Pear, Spinach, Mint
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Day 1 - I tried to prepare my body for the cleanse, but I probably didn't do the best job. Normally, I don't get hungry until mid day.. but I was hungry from the minute I woke up on Day 1. I think it might have been slightly psychological, like my brain thought I was going to starve myself,so it was trying to force me to eat. However, I resisted and started making progress with my juices. The next hurdle was lunch time when my boyfriend decided to go to McDonald's!! (I mean really?!) haha.. anyway, again I completely resisted any food and carried on with my juices. The true test come between 4pm-6pm where my mood completely changed, and I started to feel weak, irritated and down. It was hard to watch my boyfriend eating food, but I carried on with my juices. I did battle with quite severe hunger pains throughout the night of Day 1. However, after a while the hunger pains did go, and I went on to have one of the best night sleeps I have had in ages.

Day 2 - Day 2 was a lot more up beat for me, as I had work that day, and felt like the routine of work would help to keep me on track with my juices. I really enjoyed my juices on Day 2 and I only had a few niggling huger pains that were soon put to bed by a cup of herbal tea. However, come 4pm I had a come down again and my mood changed back to being quite irritated and down. The temptation of food was really getting to me on the night of Day 2, and I did have some thoughts about quitting. The thought of quitting then put me into overdrive, and I became very determined to complete the cleanse. Again, I went on to have another amazing nights sleep.

Day 3 - Day 3 was great! and I felt like a detox pro at this point. However, I was quite sad about finishing the three day cleanse because it felt like my body had only just got used to what I was doing to it. In terms of the juices I loved them all apart from Juice 1 which was Carrot and Ginger. I decided to go for the VEG based cleanse, because I didn't want the sugar intake that a fruit based cleanse would give. 
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Overall
Overall, there are very visible benefits to juice cleansing. After the cleanse I felt much lighter and lost around 4lbs, I also felt a lot more healthier in general. My skin was glowing without the use or products, which was a nice bonus. I also found that my sleeping pattern was much improved, and I woke up feeling like a different person. There were also some negatives! I didn't like how my mood just changed, and I found it quite hard going from extreme highs to quite bad lows. One minute I loved the cleanse, and the next minute I just wanted stop. It is hard! and a lot harder than I thought it would be. If I could do one thing better I would 100% prepare properly for a few days in advance, as this is something I struggled to do (due to a lack of time)

Would I recommend ?
Yes! Personally, I felt that a lot of the "struggles" with cleansing came down to my personal will power. If you are focused, and want to start a change for the better then detoxing is a great way to do so. I think it would be fantastic for just before an event where you want to feel amazing inside and out. The Veg based cleanse might not be for everyone, but I actually really enjoyed it. The juices don't taste half as bad as you might think! My favourite juices were the Green ones :) and the only one I wasn't fussed on was Juice 1. The price point is high at £195.00, but there are definite benefits to the cleanse. However, it is a  lot of money just to pay randomly, and think this would be more suitable to a special occasion. Soulmate occasionaly go on Groupon as well for around £70.00 so its worth keeping an eye out, if your interested. Soulmate has a huge celebrity backing from Pussy Cat Dolls to Footballers! check out their reviews here - Finally, I was very happy with the service, and the juices were delivered very promptly making it easy to get straight into the detox. You can also find out more general information about Soulmate here :)

Let me know what you think beauties! - Have you or would you try a juice cleanse ?

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16 February 2014

CHANEL Spring 2014 Goodies & GIVEAWAY Info


Hi Lovelies!
I hope you are all doing really well and that you are having a nice week so far. I have been battling with swollen glands recently, but the rest has given me plenty of time to get my blog on and plan some new posts for you. I'm sure a few of you have probably seen I'm not having the best of times at the moment. I was caught in a serious flood, which flooded my car engine... so it's a waiting game to find out what's going to happen. On a brighter note I’m also a few steps closer to my spring clean on my blog that I mentioned in January! With moving into my new place, I just haven’t been able to get around to it. However, I am in the process of making it happen and freshening up my little old Jewel Beauty Blog! I also wanted to make you aware of my 4000 TwitterFollowers & Valentines Giveaway, which is currently live on my twitter, just to say a little Thank You to my Twitter family (Please note the giveaway ends tonight & you must RT to enter). I also have my Elemis Giveaway live on the blog, so don’t forget to check that out as well beauties. So today’s post is going to be about a few bits I picked up from Chanel a couple of weeks ago, whilst on a shopping trip with my dad. I have made quite a few friends at my local Chanel counters, as I always pop by when I get a chance, so when my friend told me she would let me purchase some goodies from the Chanel Spring 2014 collection (which at the time hadn’t been released in store) I almost jumped for joy haha. I definitely blame my dad for my Chanel obsession, as when I was 16 he treated me to a full collection of Chanel Makeup & Skincare... and I haven’t looked back since haha. I thought that today I would show you what I purchased, and I’m glad I took some nice pictures before using these products, as they are already well loved only after two weeks or so of having them haha. I hope you enjoy today’s post lovelies, and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section down below, plus you can always get in touch via my Social Media!

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Chanel Lipstick "60 Triomphe"
Wow. When I first laid eyes on the main stand out shade from the 2014 Spring Collection, I couldn’t quite make out what it was.. Was it red, coral, orange or even dark pink? I must admit I was completely drawn to it, and of course the beautiful model that was showcasing the makeup made me want it more. I have decided that this shade is an “Intense Coral” that leans more towards a Salmon kind of Coral. I’m definitely a lipstick kinda gal and the more the merrier in my opinion haha! I carry a minimum of four with me in my bag, so when I seen this beautiful shade I knew I had to add it to my collection. I’m so glad I did! This lipstick might not seem wearable, but actually it really is and I love the way it brightens up my complexion when I wear it. It’s quite a unique shade in my opinion, and definitely worth checking out if your after a new luxury lippy. I wore it on a recent trip to London, and I will be doing a little OOTD post soon where you can see this exact shade on me :)

Chanel Blush "67 Chamade"
In the back of my mind I had been wanting to splurge on the new Chanel Crème Blusher’s, but after going slightly crazy on skincare.. I just never got around to it. When I seen this beauty looking all gorgeous and untouched on the beauty stand I knew that this was going to be my first purchase. Again, it is a very unique and truly gorgeous intense Red/Coral shade that completely lifts and brightens the complexion in an instant. I have been beyond impressed with the amazing pigmentation and how easy it is to work with despite being quite an out there colour. One of my spa girls gasped when she seen it in my make up bag at how bright it looked, but she couldn’t get over the fact I was actually wearing it that day and she commented on how gorgeous and natural it looked on my skin tone. I would totally recommend this blusher, as it has completely surprised me in the fact it’s so pigmented, blendable and adjustable to what kind of look I’m after.

Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara
This isn’t part of the 2014 collection, but actually this is a cheeky re purchase. Don’t get me wrong I think the world of my Benefit “They’re Real” but I have a soft spot for Chanel mascara’s and this particular one is gorgeous. It’s more intense than the Inimitable range, and it really does give your lashes a bit of oomph! – It is expensive for a mascara, so if you’re not sure I would recommend going to try it or even asking for a sample (which I know they stock).
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I’m sorry this post was a little later than expected, but I have been one busy bee recently. It’s safe to say I’m happily in love with all my purchases from that day, and I might even go back to pick up a few more bits soon. I actually went on a cheeky trip to London with my good friend from work, so I might have a haul post coming your way within the next month. I didn’t get around to showing you my goodies from Louis Vuitton at Christmas, and haven’t instagrammed them all as I wanted to keep it for a special post. Let me know if you are interested in seeing a big haul soon :)

Hope you have enjoyed this post beauties & I alway's love hearing from my lovely readers, so make sure you leave your thoughts and links below :)

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13 February 2014

skin Chemists - BEE VENOM FACIAL OIL & Discount Code

Hi Beauties!
I hope you are all well, and that you are having a good week so far. I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all your lovely supportive comments, tweets and messages about my blogging. It gives me so much confidence to know that my reader's are really enjoying what I'm posting about. Today's post is pretty exciting, as I'm going to be introducing you all to a New breakthrough beauty product "Bee Veom Facial Oil" after launching worldwide just last week the Skin Chemists' Been Veom range is definitely a revolutionary product with no other competitor's in its field. I'm a huge facial oil fan so as you can imagine this was something so exciting for me to try, and of course I wanted to inform you lovelies about it as well. I do have a special offer for you, but I will leave that information further down in the post after I have explained a little more about this new "Super Product". I hope you enjoy today's review lovelies, and as always I'm here if you ever need a chat or even to just ask some beauty or blog related questions. You can either reach me through my social media Icons just to the right hand side, or you can leave your thoughts in the comments section down below. I love hearing from you, and I will always be there for each and every one of you if you need me :)
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The Review
The key active ingredient "Bee Venom" is responsible for making this super serum such a new and exciting beauty product. It works by smoothing and plumping the skin, which is a result of increased blood circulation. The increased movement of the nutrients within the skins layers, also means that it is fantastic for reducing any pesky fine lines and wrinkles. Working at a spa means that I'm very aware of the huge importance of starting anti ageing at a relatively young age. Your skin starts ageing in your early 20's but it's always a good idea to start preparing your skin, as your skin starts to slow in its natural production of collagen, which is responsible for the plumpness and elasticity of your skin.

Ingredients
Key ingredients include Manuka Honey, which is a super ingredient within my eyes. Honey is one of the most wonderful, nourishing and repairing ingredients to ever be used. Manuka Honey is sometimes used in medical professions to heal and repair the skin, which is fabulous as it's a beautiful natural product. The combination of alpine rose stem cells help to prevent the loss of your skins precious collagen, which therefore helps the skin to keep its vitality. A good way to test your skins elasticity is to lightly pinch the skin on your hands! this shows how quickly your skin bounces back into place due to your natural collagen, but if you don't preserve your skins natural collagen then your renewal cyles starts to slow, and therefore your skin become less taught! I think that a smooth, plump and glowing complexion is on everybody's wish list haha! If that's not enough this serum has a wealth of other ingredients such as Almond and Bassabe Oils. These vital ingredients have a huge range of benefits and are rich in linoelic acids (Vitamin F), and Vitamins A,D and E. Vitamin F is an essential fatty acid which is vital for regeneration and the moisture  levels of the skin. Plus it is a powerful anti inflammatory, which means that it is very soothing and can even treat skin allergies. Almond Oil traps the moisture in the skin whilst Vitamin E enhances the absorption process into the skin.

Celebrity Following
Bee Venom has also gained itself royal status with it being a key product in Camilla Duchess Of Cornwall's pre wedding beauty regime. She then passed her beauty secret to radiant plump skin to Princess Kate who also used it in preperation for her wedding. It's not just the Royal's that can't get enough of this product, but also celebs including, Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell! ...perhaps this is the secret to becoming a Super Model ? haha. 

My Thoughts
I have used the Skin Chemists Bee Venom Facial Oil for over two weeks now, and have found it to be really quite impressive. The texture is completely weightless, and sinks into your skin straight away without leaving a layer of residue. I have found my skin to be more hydrated, as recently I have been suffering with dry patches on my nose due to the cold and windy weather we have been having here in the UK. The most noticeable difference has been regarding a few cheeky breakouts I have had due to (lady time) I had two quite painful bumps, and by the next morning the raised area's had completely gone down. I do really like this oil, and think that its definitely going to take the beauty world by storm... but its price does kinda pack a bit of a sting! (excuse the pun haha) at £98.00 it is expensive due to its wealth of powerful ingredients. However, I have luckily managed to get my hands on an ahh mazing discount code for you, which will bring the price down to £29.99 (BEEOIL2014) Now that's more of a bargain haha! Click here to check out the Skin Chemists website!

I hope you have enjoyed this post lovelies, and I would love to know what you think about the latest beauty product on the block! - would you give it a go ?

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1 February 2014

NEOM LUXURY ORGANICS ❤LOVE❤ CANDLE - Launch Day!

Happy February Lovelies!
Today’s post is going to be really exciting, as today is the official release of the Limited Edition NEOM LOVE Candle. February is all about sharing the love may it be with your, boyfriend, husband, friends, pets, favourite bloggers or even yourself! (A little self-indulgence never hurt anyone haha) With Valentines Day approaching I wanted to show you a truly beautiful candle that I have been totally smitten with. NEOM Luxury Organics have definitely become one of my most highly rated home/lifestyle/beauty brands not just because of their truly luxurious products, but also their exceptional customer service. When NEOM contacted me to get involved with the official release of their exquisite limited edition “LOVE” candle especially for Valentines I was beyond excited. I have been using NEOM Candles for a few months now, and they are the best quality candles I have ever tried. You can also take a little look at my Mini NEOM haul post here. I have been so excited about the LOVE candle, especially as I have been lucky enough to try it before today's release! and I'm super excided to have the review prepared for you today. I hope you enjoy this post lovelies, and as always I'm here if you ever need any help or advice. You can always contact me through my Social Media Icons as well :) photo 56945564-bac2-48c9-928b-d9a6e506a0e1_zpsf9f89aa2.jpg
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About NEOM
NEOM offer a modern luxurious take on beauty and home treatments. NEOM products are beautiful and organic, as well as having fantastic holistic properties due to their high essential oil content. NEOM  also strongly oppose synthetics and harsh ingredients, and therefore offer beautiful organic scents that evoke pure indulgence.

LOVE Candle
NEOM’s brand new limited edition candle “LOVE” is a beautiful and warming combination of Tuberose, Mimosa and Jasmine. The limited edition LOVE candle has been released especially for Valentines day to fill you heart and home with LOVE. The fragrance is truly unique, and nothing like I have smelt before. The blend of precious ingredients also includes the sweet bloom of the mimosa plant that offers a creamy, floral fragrance with hints of honey and spice. I love how NEOM have carefully created a scent that makes you feel warm and completely at ease. It really is a fantastic blend of sweet, floral and spice, which makes it the perfect way to indulge in all of your senses at once. It has been proven that just 10 minutes of “me” time can really help to re balance your inner calm, meaning that dealing with everyday stresses can be a lot more manageable. I have found the LOVE candle to be the perfect companion for some self-indulgence both in the day and the nighttime.

NEOM’s LOVE candle has been created in a limited edition black glass, which looks absolutely stunning especially when its three wicks are burning. NEOM candles are all hand poured in Britain from a blend of 100% natural vegetable waxes and pure essential oils. There are no paraffin waxes, synthetics or artificial Chemicals involved in the creation of this candle, which is why NEOM candles are so luxurious. The LOVE Candle would be the most beautiful gift for that special someone this Valentines, or even as a treat to yourself. The candle is expensive at £42.00 but it has an amazing burn time of 50 hours, which means you will be able to really enjoy and get the most out of this gorgeous candle. Every time I light this candle it completely fills my room up with a magical warming fragrance that makes me feel so comforted. The floral notes of this candle also appeal to my girly side, its simply beautiful.

Overall
I honestly can’t rave enough about this product, and it is something I would 100% re purchase! I’m tempted to order myself one, as I will be totally gutted when it finally burns out. I always look forward to lighting this beautiful candle, and the combination of sweet, floral and a touch of spice is just the perfect way to relax. I would definitely recommend this candle, and I think it would make such a beautiful gift. The packaging is luxurious, and the Black glass looks stunning when the candle is burning as well. As I mentioned it is quite pricey at £42.00 but with its impressive 50 hour burn time (30% more than other premium candles) and romantic scent, I definitely think it is worth the splurge.

I would love to know what you think about this gorgeous candle.. have you tried NEOM before ?
I really appreciate all my lovely readers taking the time to check out my posts, so make sure you leave your thoughts and links in the comments section down below :D

NEOM "LOVE" Candle

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