New In: Skincare, Haircare, Beauty + Pamper Products

Saturday, September 23, 2017
It's that time of the year when the weather is changing and so is my skin; I need to switch up my skincare routine to include the richer, more moisturising products in my stash. Today's post is all about the skincare, makeup, beauty and pampering products I've been loving recently as well as a few new bodycare products that are perfect for the autumn and winter months! Thanks to KiraKira, Antipodes, Shea Moisture, Essence, Sensationail and Dr Botanicals for getting me autumn ready!
*Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream (£34.99)
It's organic September so I thought I'd mention one of my favourite organic products/brands in this post. We all know that I genuinely and absolutely love Antipodes products, literally every single product! I have so many reviews of their products on my blog already that you can read and I cannot recommend the brand enough especially if you have dry and sensitive skin as I do. This new addition to my skincare routine is one of the nicest smelling Antipodes products I've tried which makes it even nicer to use.

Even though it is a night cream, I've been using it during the day as my skin is becoming increasingly dry due to the colder weather. It is very nourishing, moisturising and smoothing as well as being gentle, effective and perfect for this time of the year. I haven't stopped using it since I received it and I couldn't recommend it enough - if you're looking for the perfect autumnal moisturiser then look no further.
*KiraKira AHA Cleanser (£19.99, 190ml)
Next up, my favourite cleanser of the past couple of weeks and it happens to have the cutest cleanser packaging I've ever seen! The KiraKira Studios AHA Liquid Cleanser is made in Japan and is formulated with three AHA's (alpha hydroxy acids/food acids) to gently remove makeup. It is free from parabens, mineral oil, silicones and artificial fragrances/colours.

The cleanser has a pump dispenser which I love and it has a lovely gel like texture that lathers slightly. I have sensitive skin so I'm always a little cautious when it comes to new skincare but this cleanser doesn't irritate my skin at all. It leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean, very smooth, soft and deeply cleansed. I don't think I've been as impressed by a cleanser for a long time!
*Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Light Summer Cream (£19.99 - SALE)
Now onto the body products! As well as my skincare, I also change up my body products during the colder months to include items that are more moisturising and soothing. Two new products that I've been using recently are from Dr Botanicals which are not only effective, gentle and smell amazing but they are natural, vegan and cruelty free.

The packaging for the cream is so cute, it would make a lovely gift! The cream itself actually has a smooth gel like consistency and texture, it absorbs quickly and it leaves my skin so incredibly smooth, soft and moisturised without being greasy, oily or tacky. The scent is sweet and floral but not too strong so it is ideal as a hand cream which is the main way I've been using it.

*Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Concentrated Body Oil (£70.90, 50ml)
I'm usually not a fan of oils, especially body oils as they can be very greasy and slow to absorb but this one is fantastic and it smells amazing. It has a similar scent to the gorgeous moroccan rose cream above. I've been using it as a cuticle oil and on elbows, feet and legs when needed. It leaves the skin so incredibly smooth, moisturised and supple but I particularly love it as a cuticle oil as it's an area that is always dry and in need of TLC. It absorbs quickly for a body oil and as with all Dr Botanicals products, it's 100% natural.
*Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Shampoo (£6.65 - SALE)
I tried a few products from Shea Moisture a few months ago and really liked the products, the brand ethics and the natural ingredients. This range is designed for fine, wavy and curly hair and it's colour safe, sulphate free and cruelty free which is amazing! The shampoo and conditioner contain imbe oil and aloe as well as coconut water and fresh fruit extracts.

Naturally, both products smell amazing! To me they smell so fruity, fresh and sweet which I love and I think everyone will love them. As with the previous shampoo I tried from Shea Moisture, it lathers really well and leaves my hair feeling very clean but not stripped. It's a great shampoo at a fantastic price!

*Shea Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Creme Rinse (£6.65 - SALE)
So many Shea Moisture products are on sale on the Superdrug website or on offer as I'm writing this (23/10/2017) so it's a great time to check out their products. The conditioner has a similar scent to the shampoo but it's a little more coconutty...that's not a word. It leaves my hair pretty much completely detangled, smooth and soft as well as well moistened but not weighed down. It's a brand that you definitely need to check out.
*Pure Potions Skin Salvation Hand Cream, Moisturising Cream & Moisturising Ointment 
I have eczema on my face and hands so I'm always interested in finding new eczema focused products! I have a few samples from Pure Potions, let's start with the intensive hand cream. It is 99% natural and contains shea butter, olive oil, hemp seed oil and many other fantastic, natural ingredients. The hand cream is amazing, it leaves my eczema prone hands so smooth, moisturised and comfortable!

Next up, the intensive moisturising ointment which as with the other products, is suitable for people who have very dry, sore, sensitive or eczema prone skin and it's 100% natural. It's a solid ointment with a rather unpleasant colour with a slightly plastic scent but it is very moisturising and smoothing which is what my hands and cuticles need. Lastly, the daily moisturising cream which is a basic but effective moisturising cream that would be perfect for those sensitive skin as I do.
*Essence Matte, Shimmer Lipsticks and Lipgloss
Now onto some exciting new makeup items from the lovely people over at Essence Cosmetics! I have loved Essence products for years and these are no exception. I was kindly sent a few of their new lipsticks and lip glosses. Here's a rundown of the finishes and shades I received:

- Essence Matte Lipstick in 08: Deep burgundy wine shade
- Essence Lipstick in 07 Sparkling Miracle: Shimmery mauve pink
- Essence Shine Wet Look Lipgloss in 09 One Woman Show: Bright hot pink
- Essence Matte Longlasting Lipgloss in 05 Simply Be An Icon: Burgundy red
- Essence Matte Longlasting Lipgloss in 03 Girl Of Today: Natural rose pink

I have been a fan of Essence lipsticks for years and these are fantastic, especially for the low price! My favourite shade is 08 as it's a perfect autumnal shade and I'll definitely get a lot of use out of it. I also love the matte lip glosses in 05 and 03 which are great for everyday autumnal and winter looks. The formula is gorgeous and velvety, it is long-lasting and amazing for the price.
*Sensationail Peel Off Polishes (£6 each, 14.8ml)
I tried the Sensationail gel nails kit a few months ago and I loved it, I'm still using it now so I was interested to try these new peel off polishes from the same brand. I was kindly sent the shades 'set in rhine-stone' and 'winosaur' - I love the polish names! The polishes have a large brush which is great to apply the polishes quickly and easily although the formula is quite sticky/gloopy so it does take a while to get used to; however it is pigmented and looks so glossy on the nails.

The glitter shade is gorgeous and I'm loving the way it looks on bare nails! The best way to apply these two polishes is to apply a very thin coat otherwise it takes ages to dry but with a thin coat it dries within around 10-15 minutes. The wear isn't great as it isn't meant to be a very long-lasting polish, it is designed to peel off which is does really easily after a couple of days of wear. While it isn't great for a long lasting mani, it is perfect for special occasions, those with damaged nails or if you like to switch up your polish very often.

Have you tried any of these products? Which beauty products are you loving? 


  1. I love the matte lipsticks from Essence, can't believe how affordable they are too :) xx

  2. Stunning photos, the night cream sounds seriously lovely! I am obsessed with avocado everything, great post and products xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  3. All these sound lovely and love the pictures of them all. I do need some new beauty bits in my life.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  4. Oh gosh so many amazing sounding products especially Dr Botanicals Moroccan arose oil x

  5. So many lovely product, I love the sound of the Antipodes night cream, I definitely need to try this brand.

  6. The Avocado Pear Night cream by Anitpodes sounds so lush, such a unique combination x

  7. I need the Antipodes cream in my life!! xx


  8. I love the look of the peel off polish! It looks fab!

  9. The antipodes night cream sounds so
    Luxurious x

  10. I'm really not as nice to my hair as I should be !


  11. I love that lipstick shade! The nail polishes sound really interesting - I love the idea of being able to peel the polish off! My daughter is almost 5 and likes having her nails done but can't have them painted for school so it sounds like a good solution for the weekend! x

  12. Wanted to try some Antipodes products for ages and that looks so amazing 😍 100% on my wish list!

  13. The Antipodes Nourishing Night Cream is one of my all time favourite products, it's so hydrating! x

    Gemma Louise

  14. I absolutely love the Matt Matt Matt lipsticks! Xxx

  15. I am loving the new Matt Matt Matt lipglosses from Essence too. I really want to try the new Antipodes Avocado Night Cream.

  16. Ooh you have so many great bits to try! I need to try Shea Moisture haircare x

  17. The Dr Botanicals Moroccan Cream packaging is soo cute!! I've never tried anything from Essence before, so I'll have to check it out xo

    Char |

  18. Antipodes is a brand that I've wanted to try out for ages, I've always heard good things!

    Taylor Jane ox |

  19. I love Antipodes, and this night cream sounds lush x

  20. Pure Potions is a must have in this household, try out the shampoo and conditioner, it's beautiful!!

  21. We have such similar taste! I love this antipodes night cream x

  22. There are so many great things here! I love the Essence lipsticks, they are such good quality and affordable too xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  23. I think I might splurge on the pear and avocado night cream, it sounds amazing!

  24. Seriously your photos are stunning!!

  25. I would absolutely love to try that Antipodes cream! x

  26. Some lovely looking releases - the Essence Matt Lipsticks are so fab!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  27. Some really fab beauty bits in this post, will have to check them out! 💛
    Emma |

  28. I definitely need to up my skin care routine! All these products sound amazing and now the winter is coming I really need to look after my skin better! Thanks for the recommendations! x


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