{Collab} I tried out Hello Body Coco Skincare Range

{Collab} Psssst…. whos struggling with their skin? Do you like all things natural? Is your skin drying up with this cold and dry unpredictable British weather? struggling to find the right products?

When I received my Hello Body Coco Skincare products, I was hesitant, abit curious, excited and intrigued. Having been chosen as an ambassador (super super excited. eeeeeeeeek) I had to make sure that the products worked for me, before I could share with you all.

I received my products just under two weeks ago. (How stinking cute is the packaging?. I love all things cute!) …. and I have been using them since, and so far……. I am in Love.

Abit about Hello Body- “Natural is Glamorous’

“We believe that the key to beauty is naturalness. Our real beauty is revealed when we are true to ourselves – independent of the demands or opinions of others.

On the basis of this conviction, we want to encourage you to say bye-bye to rigid rules and ‘ideal’ stereotypes – no more pigeon-holing! Let’s say goodbye to unrealistic ideals, empty promises and false expectations together.”

Need I say more?….

Now dont misunderstand me, I love makeup, I love looking the ‘extra‘. but that exactly what make up is for me, ‘Extra‘ for everyday I prefer to look…… well like myself. And Hello Body promotes that loud and clear.

“Natural is Glamorous

Lets take a look at the products:

Hello Body offers 3 ranges in their products, the Coco range, the Cara range and the Aloe Range. I will be reviewing the Coco face Products range.

Coco Fresh Detox Face Cleansing Foam

Soapy and foamy, I put two squirts on my hand, and it was toooo much, way too much. It lathered into my skin, and made it feel all sorts of soft. I instantly fell in love with this

Coco French Pink Clay Mask

How creamy is the mask? Its thick and creamy exactly as a mask should be, it smooths so well into the skin, and really, initially it stung- I got worried, I felt a panic, I thought of taking it off, and then after a couple of seconds the cooling sensation came in.

removal of the mask was quick and easy, and my skin felt really soft and clean, like my pores had been emptied. I wont lie on removal my face was still a slight pink in colour, but 5 minutes after all of came back to normal.

Coco Detox Daily Face Cream

I have been using this daily and it really acts as both a brightener and a moisturiser, the milky smell of almond and coconut feels very theraupeutic. This is one product i hide from the hubby because he too is obsessed over it. It keeps my skin hydrated all day long.

Coco soft Detox Night Facial Cream ,

Very similer to the day cream but more thicker in consistency to add the depth into the night, I love ending my night with this product. In the morning my face still has a moisturised feel to it, and altogether it feel more brighter.

As an ambassador Im very pleased to tell you all that you can use my very own code to get discount on your products.

For 40% off use BALM17 at checkout.

And Here’s the Webby http://www.hello-body.co.uk

Love and regards

M11bna

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Transparency- Although Partly gifted to me by Hello Body, all reviews are my own and reflect my personal experience with the products.

Let’s Take a Look inside………The Cult Beauty Starter Kit….

As you guys know I’m suffering from a illness called ‘Ageing’, and I mean I’m really struggling with it. Its no joke so don’t sit there smirking….. It happens to the best of us!

So my skin has been affected the worse. The skin on my face that is, the part that shows…. the visible part…….so I’ve been looking around and using products like I never have before in all my life….

I think I’m turning into some sort of skin care guru, trying to learn how best to look after my skin, what should be in each product… Etc ( I just will not drink water!!)

And I came across this pack from cult beauty….

It is the cult beauty starter pack, called the ‘Holy Grail’- WHY?

Well because it holds 6 of the make up industry’s iconic brands all in one box. Some of the products are mini sizes, and some the normal size. And it just gives the consumer the chance to explore the products before they buy.

It contains products by, Nars, Ordinary, Glow, Huda, patchology and Living Proof. All at a price of £30 (normally £79).

It was actually the Glow watermelon maske and The Ordinary that I was after. The two products alone were coming up to £25 for me, it seemed silly for me to not put the extra £5 in to get the remainder….

I’ll just go through  the products now

Well firstly. You guys should know this by now. Box ✅ tissue paper ✅…. It’s already a winner… (Smiles lovingly)

This is the mask I was talking about. This just keeps popping up on my Instagram feed. It was calling me. I had to get it. The mask in this pack is a mini size, but that’s the greatest thing. If I don’t like it at least I know not to buy the bigger one…. Btw I just removed the lid and omg! It smells so delish. I could scoop it up and eat is as a dessert if it was edible. ( I’ll let you guys know how I get along with it after I’ve tried it a few times)

When I shared on Instagram my sore and dry skin, the amount of people that showed and sent me pictures of their products was amazing (thank you guys. You are the best) the most popular was this. I had never heard of The Ordinary before.( Told you I’m a skincare virgin) and it seems to be all the rage over the internet, for it’s effectiveness and price. I can’t wait to start using this.

I’m still trying to get use to the fact that I’m having to look after my face and the pack includes this ‘Living Proof restore Mask treatment’ for Hair! For Hair people I tell you- for Hair!… I always just use conditioner, and they have masks for this. ( I really have just woken up) I’m really looking forward to my pamper day where I try this whole box on together…. Well not together, but together… You know what I mean. Together. Right?

This sheet masks are very popular, everywhere I go I see them. Up till today I’ve not bought one,because well, we have masks at home and I just don’t get this buy one wet sheet, throw it on your face and then throw away philosophy. ( I’m old school) but I’m pleasantly pleased to see this in the box. Because I’ll actually be able to try one and throw it away…. I’m quite excited by it….

Nars the Multiple. I had to research this one (don’t you dare roll your eyes at me!) I just didn’t get it, it’s too big to be a lipstick, it’s flat, it’s not liquid. What the hell is it?well it can be used on the cheeks, eyes and lips! Before makeup or after to add glow. That’s all I can tell you. I’ll need to YouTube a video and find out more. If you guys know. Please help. Make up virgin here 🙋‍♀️.

There’s nothing more on the makeup world that excites me as much as Huda!and this Topaz collection is an absolute beauty. Just look at the colours on that and be mesmerised. This and the Glow mask make the whole box worth every penny and more.

All these products individually priced come to £79 … At £30 you really can’t go wrong, and also as mentioned before, if there’s certain products you like after, then it’s worth buying just that product.

I’m really excited to try out all the goodies. If there is a certain product that I like and feel it’s made a difference I shall let you all know.

Once again here’s the Webby for the cult beauty starter pack:

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/cult-beauty-the-cult-beauty-starter-kit-0120.html

Love and Regards

M11bna

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…..I got Grey Hair and I Cannot lie…

Ok, so who saw the friends refrencing in the title? Who saw it? Who saw it? Tell me, tell me….

I just got excited. Friends are coming back for one more episode. They are coming back for an hour long episode! did you hear that?…. I’m so damn excited. I Actually jumped when I saw it …… Then I refused to believe it… then I went into Denial…… And then it was all over instagram- and the internet went crazy! And so did I. (Im still jumping)

I’m dead excited? Are you? …. It’s either going to be the best ever, or something that never should have happened…. We won’t know until we see it…. And see it I must!!!

So back to grey hairs. I’m ageing. I don’t like it. My once upon a time jet black locks- look tired, and dull and……. grey. Like my dry skin- I’m having trouble with this ageing thing. Big trouble.

I have two options, like the friends episode, either I’ll embrace it, or I’ll go through some mental episode.. aka mid life crisis… Good thing is you guys will be here with me, to witness it,…. Oh god. Is that Even good?

This post really isn’t about my grey hair, although it is, it really is, but generally more about ageing….. And my grey hair …

I will call it……. Ageing gracefully

No Nonsense Bullsheesh (Kebabs. because I don’t like swearing)

When I was younger I use to wonder why older people were so shrewd, so self centrered, and selfish. Now I’m old(er) I want to be all those things rolled into one! Part of growing older, is also getting wiser. I would say I got wiser alot later than most people in life, because generally I am was a more naive and generally forgiving person. (The thing about studying psychology is, Evan when your hurt, you try and figure out why the other person wants to hurt you, rather than feeling the hurt itself).

Its the lessons in life, and people in life that teach you to become more selfish, self centered and shrewd. Almost like a ‘survival of the fittest’ approach. So my number one motto for ageing gracefully, is taking a ‘ no nonsense’ approach to bullsheesh ( kebabs).

Negativity

Do you sometimes feel low? unhappy? annoyed? generally miserable?….. think about what you were doing before you felt this way. And what it was that made you feel this way. More often then not these feelings come into place after you have spent time with negative people. Once you have recognised a negative person, stay away from them. Always think Positive, and be thankful for all life throws at you. You whole outlook in life will change….. and it will also keep the wrinkles at bay…

Stress

Scientists have found that too much stress can make our hair white, and unfortunately it doesnt go back to black once the stress is gone (now wouldn’t that be cool?) But how can stress be avoided? With lifes trial and tribulations it cant. It really can’t. But there are ways to manage and handle stress, whether its Yoga, Meditation, Power Nap or just switching off all the technology and going for a walk. Do what suits you….. But Do it and Handle it!

Over- Indulgence

Up to the age of 33, I had the flattest stomach ever. Now alongside my grey hair, my dry skin, my temper, my hormones, my stomach was feeling left out- so its joined the ageing team and popped out. I just cannot eat as I use too, without feeling bloated. My diet is awful! always has been, but as Age increases the Diet has to be looked at, not just for the sake of the stomach, the wrong diet affects hair, teeth, skin, health….everything!

Over Indulgences will be kept only for special occasions…. and special occasions start on fridays? right? every friday? No. No. No. Dont do it. Birthdays and Weddings only, ok?! OK?

Mental Health

Theres a medical term for being scared of ageing. Did you know that? its called ‘Gerascophobia’– mainly to do with being lonelier as you grow older and coming to terms with the fact that the body and health can and will change. Im already feeling it. I know im going to struggle with this, because all it takes is for me to feel tired after a shopping trip and I go into melt down. (God help my hubby and kids…. and make them patient to endure me)

So my strategy is to embrace it, and take things more easier, and acknowledge that errands may take longer, illnesses may take longer to overcome, and shopping trips…… well we can go away for a whole weekend and enjoy it instead.

And im going to start all this by…. dyeing my hair. Im thinking BLUE, Blacks abit boring now……… see… mid life crisis fully on way!!

Love and Regards

M11bna

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