International Best Friends Day
This review has been a hell of a long time coming and I cannot apologise enough for that. June and the beginning of July seem to have run away with me completely ans the weeks are disappearing in front of my eyes. However, reasons for this will be explained in due course.
On to the matter in hand. In June we saw National Best Friend Day and iiaa sent me the most gorgeous box of goodies. One thing I praise iiaa for so so highly is their presentation. They take so much care and consideration into every single package and it does not go unnoticed. This particular package was a gorgeous metal almost medicine box. The grey and copper worked beautifully and I couldn’t help but think ‘photoshoot’! So here are a few shots courtesy of Tom Miller.
I am not going to go on too much about the companies themselves in this review as I have done a few reviews for iiaa and repeating is not pretty. So to find out a little more about the companies check out my previous reviews here.
Environ, as you all know, are a huge love of mine and I was very excited to see a dose of their Hydrating Oil Capsules in my box. It contains antioxidants and vitamin A in an easily absorb-able oil-based formula. Having oily skin I did expect it to make me break out a little but this was not the case here. It leaves your skin super soft and smelling glorious.
The second Environ item I received is the RAD SPF sunscreen. ‘The sun filters and sun reflectants contained in this product provide a SPF 15 while natural antioxidant vitamins increase sun protection and assist in fighting free-radicals.’ I love how this isn’t just a sunscreen. Environ always seem to dd in that little something else to make the product stand out from the crowd. I do think their packaging can make this look a little pharmaceutical, however, the product inside is anything but! The summer so far has been super hot and I have been using this daily as a kind of pre-makeup primer. It actually sits really well under makeup and protects you all day long. Obviously if you are laying on a sun-lounger and not at work (like most of us) remember to re-apply every few hours.
Oh why do Jane Iredale just keep on getting better and better. I want to set the record straight. I hate lipgloss- I know shock horror. Every time I go to wear it I have vision from White Chicks where her hair gets stuck in her mouth as she flicks it. HOWEVER (!), these lip glosses are none sticky and last surprisingly well. I was super shocked at how well to be honest and lets just say I may be a convert. The Martini shade looks so natural yet so classy.
The second item beautifully boxes was Powder Me SPF Dry Sunscreen. When I opened this I did mutter ‘WTF’. Am I the only one that has never heard of Dry Sunscreen? It looks like powder foundation and you apply it like it also. However, it doesn’t sit on the skin like makeup does. It is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes and is totally chemical free. It has an SPF of 30 and can also be used to soothe sunburn. I am still unsure of this product but only because it feels a little weird adding powder to my face as sunscreen? It works fantastically- I cannot fault it and I am sure perseverance will help. Remember again if you lounging in the sun re-apply every couple of hours.
Now the Skin Accumax came with a really cure little pill pot to put your day needs in which I thought was a lovely added touch. I have passed this product on to my sister to review who will be updating this post shortly.
I really look forward to receiving packages from iiaa and it is clear why. The products are just so perfect every time. I wonder what the next package will have in store. To purchase any of these beautiful quality products head over to www.vitaminskincare.co.uk .