Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Facial Wipes

Face wipes have had a bad rep in the last few years. Usually packed full of alcohol and all sorts of nasties they are not a great way to clean your face. "But they're SO convenient!" I hear you cry! I hear ya, I used to swear by packets of 'Clean and Clear' wipes, stocking up every time I was in Superdrug, thinking I was being such a good girl when I used them to remove my make-up before bed...

We've ALL had moments when we are too tired/lazy/too into Netflix binges to get out of bed to give our skin a proper cleanse and face wipes just make life easier. Wipes are handy to have in your bag, on the bedside table, great to take on holiday, and perfect for a general quick clean up. But not if they are full of damaging ingredients.

Neal's Yard Remedies have facial wipes I can get on board with.


Each wipe is 100% organic cotton and is enriched with aloe vera, white tea and lavender. I'm not a huge fan of strong lavender scents but I find these really fresh and subtle. They're really gentle and feel SO soft!

And while I don't condone skipping a proper double cleanse in favour of face wipes they are a great option to quickly refresh or remove the first traces of make-up before using a cream cleanser.

I use them to remove as much of my make-up as they can before applying my Calendula Cleanser to give my skin a thorough clean. They do a great job of removing dirt and grime, they don't remove heavy eye make-up but I'd always use a specific eye make-up remover for that to prevent rubbing the sensitive eye area. 

Neal's Yard Organic Facial Wipes are cruelty free, completely bio degradable and there's no alcohol or synthetic fragrances. These are definitely face wipes that you can't feel guilty about!

You can buy them here and while you're there check out a load of the great offers on my page!


Monday, 15 February 2016

New SS16 Launches from GOSH Cosmetics + GIVEAWAY!

GOSH are one of my favourite brands on the high street, they are so affordable and the products are brilliant. They have some great new releases for SS16 with the aim to track down the raw beauty of nature and make use of their Danish roots. With the two new campaigns Beauty in The Raw and Nordic Rebel they are honouring their heritage and showcasing the brand's playful edgy and urban side.


One ingredient that pops up in a lot of the new products is Sea Buckthorn. It's a little berry with over 190 nutrients in including more vitamin C than a whole orange, as much vitamin E as wheat germ, 3 times more vitamin A than carrots and helps prevent damage 4 times more than ginseng. Needless to say it's a great ingredient to have!


The new Lip Oils (£7.49) are infused with a blend of precious oils Sea Buckthorn oil, Moringa oil, Argan oil and Macadamia oil. They provide a glossy look while really hydrating and taking care of your lips.
There's a clear version and 3 others that add a hint of colour- 002 Sea Buckthorn with a golden shine, 003 Rose with a red tint and 004 Raspberry offers a dusky pink hue. 
If you're after intense colour these aren't for you but you can easily apply over a lipstick for more depth with an added gorgeous gloss.
These are a great alternative to the lip oils by Clarins, and a much more reasonably priced than £18 too!


GOSH have released 4 new shades of  their Velvet Touch Matt Lipsticks (£6.99)
There are 8 already with 007 Cherry being a firm favourite of mine.The formula is so long lasting and has fab colour pay off, I actually think they're pretty good alternative to Mac. Enriched with natural waxes and hyaluronic acid they moisture, hydrate and smooth the appearance of the lips. 

The new shades are:
009 Matt Sweetness -a pale pink
010 Matt Smoothie - a dusky raspberry pink
011 Natt Nougat - a deep nude shade and
012 Matt Rasin -an almost-brown dark nude shade.


Ohhhhh I can't resist a new mascara! The new Rebel Eyes Mascara (£8.99) offers long lasting curls with a great thickness to the lashes. Fragile eyelashes can be damaged easily with harsh make up removers or rubbing but this mascara is infused with Castor Oil that conditions the lashes while the infused Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil prevents damage while protecting and nurturing throughout the day. The curved rubber brush means no clumping and the bristles at the tip help to give an extra push-up effect.


The new 9 Shades Eyeshadow palette 'To Be Cool in Copenhagen' (£10.99) really impressed me and I know it's going to be a firm favourite. As the name suggests there's 9 highly pigmented matt shades which will suit all skin tones. The shades are inspired by the coolness and colours of the Nordic lights, fitting in with GOSH's Danish heritage. Unlike a lot of matt eyeshadows these blend really well and are packed full of colour. It's such a versatile palette, perfect for creating both daytime and night time looks.


There are 4 shades of the new Forever Matt Eyeshadow Sticks (£6.29) which can really help to streamline your make up bag. A great alternative to an eyeshadow palette, these sticks give you a  long lasting colour without creasing flaking or fading. They are really soft and creamy which makes them nice and easy to blend before they set in place. 

The 4 shades available are 09 Nougat- nude, 10 twisted brown -light brown, 11 dark brown and 12 dark grey. I already love the original versions of these so I have no doubt these will be a permanent addition to my make-up bag.


GOSH have a great selection of Primers to suit all skin types and they added a new one to their collection. PrimerPlus Illuminating Skin Perfector (£14.99) can be used on it's own for a natural look or under foundation. You can even mix it with foundation for added radiance or for strobing.


It helps to create a visibly even skin tone, reduces the look of imperfections and fine lines, smoothes pores and leaves you with a healthy glow. The best bit is It includes Silsoft E-Pearl, an emulsion that provides moisture and skin lightening benefits, combined with ProRenew Complex -stimulatig the kinds ability to self-newel, oil from Sea Buckthorn and vitamin E so you're giving your skin a real treat when you use it.

I've saved the most exciting product tis last. The Lumi drops (£7.99) are  great liquid highlighters with multiple uses. They're so easy to blend and are perfect for strobing. If you add a few drops where the sun would naturally hit your face the light reflecting pigments give a shimmery finish  to  highlight and make you look refreshed. It's such a lightweight formula you hardly know you're wearing it and you can even mix it in with your foundation for an all over glow.

There are 3 shades to try, 002 Vanilla, 004 Peach, and 006 Bronze.

I can see the darkest shade being great in Summer with a tan and to give your bronzer an extra oomph!

All of these products are out in Superdrug stores now. 
If you like the look of these new releases you can win some for yourself, all these little goodies pictured below will go to one lucky winner (from the UK only - sorry) fill out the rafflecopter to be in with a chance.


The prize includes: 

  • Lumi Drops in 004 Peach
  • Lip Oil in 003 Rose
  • A 9 Shades Eyeshadow Palette
  • 2 Forever Matt Eyeshadow sticks in 09 Nougat and 10 Twisted Brown 
  • A PrimerPlus Illuminating skin perfector 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway is open for 3 weeks, ending on 7th March and I will contact the winner directly. Good Luck!


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Coconut lane Discount Code

I love it when you discover a great new website. I love it even more when there's a selection of little pieces that I don't really 'need' but I most certainly 'want'. It's the best kind of way to treat yourself, I'm sure you'll agree.

Coconut Lane describe themselves as the 'Sassiest Site Around' by injecting fun into the home and into fashion accessories.

It's basically the perfect online 'OMG I need a gift for my boyfriend's sister and NOW' shop with their quirky selection of Wall Art, Greetings Cards, Jewellery and Accessories.

It's a bloggers dream too. 

Unicorns, Mean Girls and Mermaids...  oh my! 
and there's plenty of pineapples, marble and glitter.

To sum it up it's a fab place for gifts and an affordable way to treat yourself - you don't even have to wait for payday!

I also have a code to share with you all. If you enter photojenn20 you will get 20% off your order. 

This is just a little peek at some of the bits that caught my eye. I just can't resist an avocado pun.


GO GO GO! Use the code photojenn20 at the checkout for 20% off 

Happy shopping! 

I'd love to know what you've bought, I'm nosey like that! Let me know your favourite bits in the comments.


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Gift Guide - Valentine's 2016

I'm sorry but I love Valentine's Day. I know some say it's not right to be forced to show love for someone but with us all having such busy lives it's nice to have a day that gives you the excuse and the reminder so show some love. It's different for everyone, some show love for friends and family as well a their partners - I've even seen a card for the cat... hmm

But I involve Mason and the rest of my family in a lot of days and evening out so for me it's time for Mum and Dad to become Jenn and Sam for a day. He is my best friend and I love spending time with him, we always end up laughing and chatting away for hours in our own little bubble - something we just don't get the time to do as regularly as we'd like to. 

We don't make it about presents, even though I was majorly spoilt last year with a trip to Disneyland! I like to give little treats and make the day a bit special but most importantly we always make sure we plan some quality time together. This is my first Valentines as a fiancĂ© too - how grown up! 

So I put together a little gift guide, ideas for the man in your life, the woman in your life or an excuse to treat yourself.

valentine's 2016

1. Now this is one very cute Pyjama Set. Perfect for Netflix and literal chill. With 'Love Kisses and Valentines Wishes' even if you're not in Valentines you can still feel the love.

2. This is actually a sensible present with a Valentines feel to it. The Happy Plugs  2 metre USB cable means you can charge your phone (almost) wherever and it's only rose bloody gold too! 

3. I just had to include some underwear, didn't I? This Red Racerback Triangle Bra has the perfect balance of cute and sexy IMO.

4. Light the mood, make everything smell so damn pretty. You can't go wrong with a Yankee Candle Set. This one has 5 votive candles -True Rose, Pink Hibiscus, Fresh Cut Roses, Red Raspberry and Sweet Strawberry so you're bound to find at least a couple you like in there. 

5. Bloggers are indeed gonna Blog - or plan, or write lists or just leave this Notebook well alone as it's too nice to use.

6. A 'You're My Lobster' Mug, perfect for any Friends fan.

7. If you can't say it with words, say it with Pencils. For £3 these babies can tell someone they are 'perfection', 'one in a million', or that you just really like them. Ah, romance.

8. When in doubt buy a Mac Lipstick. Lady Danger and Rebel are pretty fitting for this time of year.

9. The Two Hearts Set from Lush contains 3 bath bombs -Lover Lamp, Sex Bomb, and Tisty Tosty. That justifies one romantic bath for 2 and two extra for yourself. 

10. And if you just can't bring yourself to say anything remotely mushy. This  'I Tolerate You' Flask by Skinny-dip should do the trick. Fill it with Jack Daniels and you're on to a winner.

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