The Body Shop Body Yogurt | Review

Sunday, 3 June 2018

As a huge lover of The Body Shop, I always have my eyes open for any new product releases. Recently, I discovered they’ve released a range of body yogurts. I love the body butters from The Body Shop so I was excited to see what the body yogurts had to offer. 

I always get different scents of products based on the time of year. For the summer, I like fruity scents whilst in the winter, I opt for more creamy scents. As summer is well upon us now, I decided to try the strawberry body yogurt. 

I moisturise every morning after my shower and whilst I find this the best way to keep my skin hydrated, I can find the body butters too thick when it’s a bit hotter. Therefore, I hoped the yogurt would be a good alternative. It has a lightweight gel-cream texture and it’s definitely a lot lighter on the skin though it did feel a bit strange when I first applied it to my skin as it has a more watery consistency compared with the body butters which I was used to. However, I definitely found it better to apply on hot mornings compared with the butters as it didn’t feel so thick on my skin. 

Although The Body Shop claim the yogurts are fast-absorbing moisturisers, I have found it takes a little while to soak in, so if you’re after a quick absorbing moisturiser, then the body yogurt might not be for you. Also, it’s not as hydrating as the body butters, but for me, this is fine in the summer anyway as I don’t find my skin as dry compared with the winter months. It does however leave my skin feeling super soft throughout the day, I’ve been really impressed! 

All of the yogurts in the range are cruelty free and 100% vegan which is another huge plus. Whilst I’m not a vegan myself, I am trying to move towards more vegan based beauty products and always seek out cruelty free products. At £8.50, I think this is a really reasonably priced product and definitely think I’ll be using this whilst the weather is hot. 

Have you tried any of The Body Shop Body yogurts? I’d love to know your thoughts.

May Favourites

Monday, 28 May 2018

Can we just take a are we about to enter June? Like seriously, where has this year gone? For me, it’s been a crazy few months of busy work life and busy personal life and now we’re half way through the year! May has been particularly busy at work, so I’ve been trying to make the most of the time when I’m not at work and have been trialing and loving lots of different beauty products! 

I’d wanted a powder contour palette for ages, but they were always so expensive and as a contouring novice, I didn’t feel I could fork out. I’d come across a few cream palettes, but over the years, I’ve come to learn that cream products aren’t for me. Whilst browsing the Revolution products, I came across the HD Pro Powder palettes and for only £8 I knew it was worth a try. There are 8 shades (although I’ve only really stuck to 1) and they’re incredibly easy to blend. The pigmentation is perfect meaning it doesn’t take long to blend, but at the same time it doesn’t look like I’ve got brown streaks all over my face - I love it! 

I’ve put the these two products as one favourite as I’ve been wearing them together. I apply Bitch Perfect and then apply the nude lip gloss in Seduction on top to give it a glossy look. Not only does this help keep the lipstick in place, but I think the gloss looks beautiful in this warmer weather. In the winter, I love reaching for dark lipsticks and in the summer I really struggle to find nice light lipsticks. However, having been given these as presents for my birthday and Christmas, I’ve been wearing them constantly during the spring / summer weather. They go with everything no matter what eye look I do or outfit I’m wearing. 

I bought the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette in late August last year, so didn’t get much chance to wear it before it turned really cold. However, I’ve been reaching for it so much in this warmer weather, I love it! It creates the most gorgeous looks in the summer without being too heavy. I’ve been particularly loving Lumbre, Scorched and Dirty Talk as the three shades work really well together and create a really gorgeous look.

In this heat, it’s harder for make up to stay put (gross I know!) However, thanks to the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray I’ve found my make up stays put for longer even when I’m really hot. It’s been a life saver these past few weeks!

5./Evil Genius
It wouldn’t be a monthly favourites without a more random favourite and this month it’s the Netflix series Evil Genius. This is based on a true story from a town called Erie in Philadelphia where a man carried out a bank heist with a live collar bomb around his neck and the series follows the investigation that ensued after the crime. It’s got a Making a Murderer vibe to it so if you like that or any other true crime series, this is a must watch! 

What have you been loving this May? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Collection vs Revolution Concealers

Sunday, 15 April 2018

For as long as I can remember, I've used the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. Sure, I've tried others, but none have come close to how good the Lasting Perfection is for the price. That is, until Revolution released Conceal and Define Concealer. 

If you're a beauty lover, it'll have been hard to miss the release of Conceal and Define as everyone's been talking about it and it's been impossible to get hold of. Every Superdrug had sold out, no matter where I tried in the country. It's been referred to as the dupe of Tarte Shape Tape, but for a fraction of the price (I've never tried Shape Tape, so unfortunately, can't compare it to that). Eventually, during the Easter weekend, I finally got my hands on the Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer and was excited to see how it compared to my beloved Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.

So how do they compare?

One of the things I love about Collection Lasting Perfection concealer is the coverage. For a mass concealer, it beats many other premium concealers in it's coverage. It's great at brightening dark circles around the eyes as well as covering up any blemishes. The coverage of Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer intrigued me the most and I wasn't disappointed. I've been really impressed with it, it's great at brightening underneath my eyes as well as covering up any redness. Unlike Collection, Revolution Conceal and Define has an oversized doe foot applicator which makes it so much easier to apply to large sections of my face, meaning that I need less applications for the same amount of coverage. The matte finish is exactly the kind of finish I look for from my liquid make up products, though it might not be up your street if you prefer a more dewy finish.

One of the biggest differences between Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and Revolution's Conceal and Define Concealer is the consistency. The Conceal and Define has a much thinner consistency and coupled with the large applicator, this means it's great at covering large sections of my face. However, for a me, I prefer the consistency of Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer as I don't find it as 'wet' on my face.

Shade range
Revolution wins this one hands down, with 18 shades, there's a shade for everyone. Whilst Collection have increased their shade range to 6 shades, it's no comparison to Revolution's 18. It's much more versatile and whilst I bought C1, I know there's plenty of options for the summer when I hope to have a tan. The large shade range allows Conceal and Define concealers to also be used to highlight and contour, making it a multi purpose product.

Collection Lasting Perfection Conclear may appear to be a more premium product once applied, however, there's no mistaking it's a mass brand when you see the packaging. It feels quite cheaply made and the text is forever rubbing off as soon as you put the concealer in a make up bag. Therefore, I was really surprised when I first got my hands on the Revolution Conceal and Define as it feels so premium. The glass bottle and rose gold metallic lid make it seem much more expensive than it's £4 price tag. I've yet to throw this into a make up bag, so I'm not sure how it fares when travelling with other products, though I'd be surprised if it had any effect to the packaging. 

As I mentioned, Revolution is only £4, 19p less than the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. Both concealers are really good value for money and I don't think I'd ever consider buying a more premium concealer now that I have these two incredibly priced concealers to choose from.

I love the Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer and I do think it's worth the hype, however, I'm not sure that it quite beats my love for the Collection Lasting Collection concealer. Whilst I will continue to use it and will probably repurchase it again, I just think the Collection Lasting Concealer is a better consistency for me, making it easier for me to blend.

I'd love to know your thoughts on the Revolution Conceal and Define if you've tried it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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