Current Beauty Favourites + New In: February 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019
It's been a while since I published a favourites post but I've been sent quite a few fantastic products recently (#gifted #AD whatever we have to type in terms of a declaration now). Today's post is all about the products I've been loving recently and a selection of newly released items from the lovely people over at Bomb Cosmetics.

*Upcircle Beauty Tangerine Body Scrub (£14.99)
Let's start with one of my favourite products from todays post as not only does the packaging look amazing but it's such an effective scrub that smells amazing. The scrub contains shea butter, coconut oil, rosemary, coffee seed powder, cardamon and tangerine peel oil which combines to make such a lovely citrus, coffee scented scrub. It's such a nice scrub to use, even if it is a little messy.

Upcircle is a completely new brand to me but it's one I want to try more from as I'm really impressed, particularly with the packaging and the ethos of the brand. One of the most surprisingly things about this product in particular is that it's made from repurposed coffee grounds from London cafes! Additionally, their products are suitable for vegans, cruelty free and UK made.
*Philip Kingsley Elasticizer - Coconut Breeze (£34)
Next up is a product that smells equally as summery and that's the coconut breeze version of the traditional and world famous Philip Kingsley elasticizer. I think everyone in the beauty community has heard of, used or coveted the well loved hair treatment and while I have tried a sample of the original, that was years ago!

The 'coconut breeze' version takes the original treatment and gives it is a summery twist with tropical notes of coconut, jasmine and almond which is making me wish for spring and summer days! The scent is so lovely, it's a quick and easy treatment to use and look at that gorgeous packaging.

I used the treatment the day it arrived as I couldn't wait and it didn't disappoint. I dampened my hair, applied the treatment all over (focusing on the ends) and used the included shower cap (probably the least attractive item ever) and waited for around 15 minutes before washing it out. It left my usually dry, tangled and dull hair looking much more manageable, softer and smoother with a gorgeous non-greasy shine. As I'm writing this post (17th February), it's currently on sale on BrandAlley at £25.
*LookFantastic Rose Collection (£60)
The lovely and very generous people at LookFantastic sent me their Rose Collection which included so many wonderful rose scented products. I've been loving most of them but my favourite has to be the Caudalie Vinosource Sorbet which has become my go-to daily moisturiser. It has a lovely scent, it feels very light on the skin and it seems to have an almost whipped or airy texture which I'm loving.

*Bomb Cosmetics Grapefruit and Nectarine Scrub (£7.99)
Another scrub I've been loving is from the amazing people at Bomb Cosmetics. I'm lucky enough to be part of the Bomb Babe Squad with a group of amazing bloggers to review Bomb Cosmetics products. I received a lovely package from them last week which contained some of their older products, such as the scrub and some of their newly released items.

Along with a couple of other items in today's selection, this scrub is suitable for vegans to use which is fantastic. Not only is the packaging adorable but the scrub smells so nice, it's very effective and it leaves my skin smooth, soft and deeply cleansed. It contains essential oils, such as sweet almond oil, so it leaves my skin feeling nourished too!
*Bomb Cosmetics Love Bomb Blaster (£2.99)
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Lush (it's one of my favourite stores and will always be) but some of their bath bombs can be expensive for what they are. However, Bomb Cosmetics bath bombs not only smell incredible and last for a white in the bath but the designs are amazing and the price is fantastic, especially as the bath bombs/blasters are quite large too.

This amazing 'love bomb' design is from their valentines day range which you can still purchase on their site, along with so many amazing, cute and witty designs. Some of my favourite products from their gifts range have to include the cute bath bomb cards - what's better than receiving a bath bomb in a greetings card (apart from money that is). If you follow me on Instagram (@ofbeautyand), then you'll have seen this bath bomb in action on my stories as well as an unboxing of all these goodies in today's post.
*Ramer Sponges Cleansing Shammy (£4.99)
We all know by now how much I love all of the microfibre cleansing cloths I've tried, they are my go-to cleansing option as they remove makeup so quickly, easily and without irritating my skin; then I can go in my cleanser to remove the very last remnants of makeup. I have tried the original cloths and many dupes but I haven't tried one quite like this before.

The others I've tried have been fluffy microfibre towels but this one is more sponge like and it is just as effective. It does feel a little strange a first, probably because I'm so used to the fluffy cleansing cloths but it works just as well and it's far, far cheaper that the original 'makeup eraser' cloth. I can't recommend these cleansing cloth enough and they'd make a great addition to a Mother's Day pamper hamper as well - as would all of the other products in today's post.
*SKN-RG Evolution Alpha Serum (£65, introductory offer)
Last but not least is another wonderful vegan skincare product and it's from a brand I haven't tried until now, SKN-RG. The brand is vegan across its entire range which is amazing and they're cruelty free too. SKN-RG combines skincare, natural ingredients and science along with a little bit of music and magic to create clean beauty products that offer visible results without compromising on quality, vegan ingredients. Their products are free from plastics, parabens, unsustainable palm oil, SLS and silicones which is good news for my sensitive skin.

The serum isn't currently on their website yet but it should be soon and I've been lucky enough to test it for the past couple of weeks. It contains plant extracts, hyaluronic acid and a range of Chinese medicinal herbs. The product itself has such a fresh scent, the texture is incredibly silky smooth and it leaves my skin looking and feeling smoother, softer and hydrated while absorbing quickly into the skin leaving behind a great base for my moisturiser and makeup. I will be posting a winter skincare favourites post at the end of March so I think you'll see this serum again soon!

Have you tried any of these products? What have been your favourite beauty products recently?

*Gifted 

16 comments

  1. That body scrub sounds like it would smell amazing! I love body scrubs!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  2. I absolutely love Bomb Cosmetics, their bath blasters are so much more affordable than other brands xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  3. I would absolutely love all of these! I am using some Upcorcle products currently and I just love them as a brand x

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  4. The love bomb and alpha serum sound really good x

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  5. That bath tray is everything! I love these photos!

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  6. Some amazing sounding products here.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  7. I love Bomb Cosmetics, their products are so lovely but so much more affordable than the likes of Lush xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

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  8. The tangerines scrub sounds amazing!

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  9. I like finding alternative bath bombs too. The Body Shop ones are quite good.

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  10. omg so many amazing products I need to try! I've never heard of some these brands x

    Creepers & Cupcakes

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  11. I've heard so many amazing things about Philip Kingsley!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  12. That body scrub sounds lovely. I bet it smells amazing x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  13. The body scrub sounds so lovely.
    I need to try the hair Elasticizer

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  14. I love the elasticizer it's so good for giving the hair a boost x

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