REVIEW // Alpha H Absolute Eye Complex

The Alpha H Absolute Eye Complex came as part of this set that I posted about a while back, I was only really going for the set for the Instant Facial so the other two items were just a bonus really, the Micro Cleanse I absolutely love and will repurchase when I run out, after saying recently that I hate grainy exfoliators, the micro cleanse is that but is also a chemical exfoliant using Glycolic acid, I love it, my skin feels amazing after using it - review here -  Anyway, I'm rambling, the Eye Complex I really want to love but I just struggle with the packaging, even on my very first use, it was literally like getting blood from a stone, I'm all for using pumps and gadgets to make life easier but it just doesn't seem to work on this and from looking on google to see how others found this, it seems to be a recurring issue so hopefully it's something Alpha-H will sort out. Essentially, I found I had to pump and pump before any product would come out and then all of a sudden, loads of product would fly out and now it actually won't pump anything out.

Product wise, it's a clear gel consistency that looks like it's done nothing as you apply it but you really will notice a difference when you wake up the next morning, everything seems a bit tighter and firmer around the eye area, I didn't find it worked amazingly on dark circles but too be honest, it's not really something I have a problem with so perhaps if you have darker circles, you may see a more dramatic result. As a preference, I'm definitely one for more of a creamy consistency for eye creams as opposed to gel products so this would be more something I'd reach for if I had a special event the next day but it's probably not one I'd be reaching for on a daily basis.

At a price of £34.50, I'm glad this came as part of a set and it's unlikely that it would be something I would re-purchase, maybe when I'm older and need to use something like this on a daily basis! If you do want to give this a go, I'd recommend trying this as part of one of the Alpha-H sets on QVC as they really do offer great value versus buying the products separately and as a brand, I'm really loving their products. Check them out here.

Have you guys tried this, what did you think?

Soph x

REVIEW // Superfacialist Tea Flower Purifying Cleansing Wash

Today's post is about the Superfacialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Purifying Cleansing wash, I thought I'd already done a review of this because I've been using this for well over a year now, I know I've mentioned this in my Top 5 Favourite Cleansers aaaages ago but, it's one of those cleansers that I just know I can depend on and one of the ones that stays in my shower for my morning face wash,  so it's one of the ones I reach for most mornings, and I know that after using this, my face will feel completely clean and ready to start the day, I also know that if there's a bit of a breakout brewing, with the addition of Salicylic Acid, it will help to combat and keep it from rearing up. This product itself is a clear gel product that foams up when massaged into the skin, I know that foaming products aren't supposed to be great for your skin but I kind of like the super clean feeling that I get from them so while I won't use them all the time, I do like using them if I feel like my skin needs a really good deep clean.

The Superfacialist range is created using natural ingredients (thumbs up from me) and while it's not in the same league of using natural ingredients like Antipodes or Origins, it's good to see a drugstore brand bringing natural ingredients into the mix. This particular product contains Sweet Orange Oil, Bitter Orange Oil, Ylang Ylang and Elderflower which combine to create quite a strong scent, I'm going to hold my hands up here, I'm not a huge fan of the scent, It's the same scent as the rest of the products in the Tea Flower range, but it's just a bit too floral for me, I don't hate it but I wouldn't use the product solely for how it smells, I know a lot of people love the scent though so it may just be me.

I'm also a huge fan of the Tea Flower Clay mask which is one of the sister products in the Tea Flower range, which is getting a lot of buzz in the blogging world, which is another great product. I  do have to say that while I think the Mask can hold it's own against some of the higher end products, the face wash is just a good drugstore product. It's also quite often on offer in Boots so keep an eye out for a deal.

I picked up mine here for £7.99

Have you tried this, what did you think? 

Soph x 

REVIEW // Lavanila Healthy Deodorant

I think this is a first for my blog, I don't think I've ever reviewed a deodorant before...duh duh, I had been hankering after this ever since I saw it in one of Essie Button's vlogs a year or so ago so I added it to a shopping list for my sister the last time she went to America. It's the Lavanila Healthy Deodorant, the healthy element is because it doesn't contain Aliminium which is found in most deodorants these days and overusing it can cause it to build up in the body, I don't know too much about this so I won't talk about it here but there's plenty on google if you want to know more. This is a creamy stick, it smells AMAZING, I have the Pure Vanilla scent but they also have Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Lavendar and Vanilla Lemon, it's quite a creamy vanilla scent, and smells very natural, I'm not a fan of synthetic vanilla scents but this doesn't fall into that category at all, it's very vanilla pod-esque if you get me?! It's incredibly hydrating and actually leaves the under arm feeling really moisturised which I really loved and wasn't expecting so if you do suffer from irritated or dry patches in that area, then I'd recommend this, if you are in America or have a Sephora order planned because as far as I'm aware, this isn't available in the UK yet.

One con for me with this one, is I don't think that it would withstand lots of activity or a long, stressful day, it's not an anti-perspirant so there is room for wetness (I'm cringing even writing that) so it will either need to be re-applied or you may need to apply alongside another deodorant if you know you'll need some extra protection, I found it was great with my normal daily duties but there was a day where I had to head off at 5am for work, spend 4 hours on a hot, squashed train and also spend 6 hours in a stuffy meeting room and by the end of it, I was wishing I'd worn my Mitchum but I don't want that to deter people because it really is a lovely product.

So, there you go a whole post without using the word pit which is the most horrific word after moist. I did however use wetness so I apologise for that!

Have you tried this? What do you think of it? Is there anything similar in the UK?

Soph x