Non-sticky Lipgloss

Heathcote & Ivory's Salsa Silks Collection

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When you find a product that you love, there’s nothing better than discovering that there is a whole collection too. One that we are loving at the moment, is Salsa Silks by Heathcote and Ivory. We’re no strangers to this brand at The Amazing Blog, having featured their Vintage & Co. Baubles & Belles Festive Bath and Body Tin in our Gifts for Her feature in December. The Salsa Silks collection is vibrant, and contains three scented gifts (for a loved one, or yourself) encased in elegantly decorated packaging, and inspired by the colourful rhythms of salsa. Intrigued? We were too.

As a brand that embraces the world of interior design and the great British outdoors, Heathcote & Ivory are known for their mix of bright colours and floral patterns, in both vintage and modern styles. The Salsa Silks Collection is no exception, containing only the finest essential oils and actives, it is a luxury collection, without a luxury price tag.

The first product that we tried, was the Hand Wash. This vitamin E infused product helps to cleanse and purify, releasing the energising scents of lime, lotus flower and cedarwood. The uplifting essential oils of lemon and sweet orange really make it feel like a spa retreat at home, and the luxurious formula left our hands feeling soft and nourished. We were also pleased to discover that it didn’t leave our hands feeling dry, something we struggle with at this time of the year.

Secondly, we tried the Heart Soap In A Tin. This lovely triple-milled soap is presented in an embossed heart-shaped tin, and is blended with shea butter and glycerine, helping to gently cleanse and soften your skin. Additionally, and thanks to the beautiful packaging, this isn’t only a pleasure for your skin, but also gives your bathroom a touch of design sparkle. Gone are the days of a boring block of soap on the sink.

Finally, we were also pleased to discover that this collection contains a Lip Gloss. Delivered in a smaller heart-shaped tin, this moisturising peach lip gloss is made of beeswax and olive extracts, helping to keep your lips perfectly soft and, most importantly, kissable. The soft peachy smell of the pink glittery gloss is also a highlight, taking away the often chemical smell of other lip glosses on the market. It is also nourishing and less sticky than competitor glosses, something we’re thankful of!

To try this collection for yourself, check out the Heathcote & Ivory website here where you can find the Hand Wash for £9 (320ml), Heart Soap In A Tin for £6 and the Lip Gloss for £5. Perfect for a February birthday or as a treat for yourself.

Miners Cosmetics - Cocktail Kiss

laras tuesdayOne of the make-up items that I’ve always found to be a bit of a mission, is finding the perfect non-sticky lipgloss. Living in the ever-windy London, makes it impossible for me to even bother thinking about wearing it. I know that when the wind blows my hair will stick to it and I'll end up smearing the residue lip gloss halfway across my face - a very attractive look, not! So after many years of wearing lip balm or lipstick, I decided to give these cute Miners Cocktail Kiss Lipglosses a try. The Cocktail Kiss range is inspired by England’s favourite cocktails – there are three beautiful shades: Manhattan, Mudslide and Flirtini. My personal favourite is Manhattan  - I also love the cocktail… ◕‿-   it's a mixture of two pinks vibrantly intertwined with a coral. It also smells quite delicious like cherries. Mudslide is a combination of browns and beautiful caramel and vanilla shades,  It also smells rather yummy but this time like chocolate. Flirtini is the girliest of them – it tastes sweet and it’s a blend of light pink and peach shades.

The joy is that Miners Cocktail Kiss don’t feel heavy or sticky at all on the lips; they're quite moisturising and the packaging is perfect to slip into the side pocket of your handbag. They retail at £2.99 each. Bargain!