img_1037This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of Korres first ever product and they are celebrating with the launch of the Wild Rose Advanced Brightening and Nourishing Face Oil *.

Face oils seem to be a fairly new addition to the daily cleansing routine. Over the past year more and more are on the shelves and becoming very popular. So when I found out that Korres (one of my favourite brands ever, read some of my previous reviews here and here) were launching a face oil, I couldn’t wait to try it…

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DKNY Be Tempted Fragrance Review

Be Tempted 1“Capturing the lights of the city in the night sky and the glow from within, the seduction of the Big Apple draws you in closer than ever. This story of seduction is revisited with a new apple that is redder, shinier, and sexier.”

Be Tempted is the latest fragrance launched by DKNY, inspired by New York City.  As a lover of the brand I was delighted when I was sent the perfume to review, ahead of its release date. Did I love it? Read on to find out…

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Freedom Professional London Makeup Review


As I was strolling through Superdrug looking for makeup I totally needed did not need at all, I came across a brand called Freedom. I had heard of this brand before, but never tried it. The range is from the same creators of Makeup Revolution which I have used before and was so impressed at the price. I was looking forward to trying this and picked up a few items I liked the look of to try. This is what I thought of them…

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Elemental Herbology Vital Cleanse Review

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Gone are the days where we simply picked a skincare product off the shelf without a second thought, only checked ingredients in food and thought Mineral Oil was a good thing. However, we are a lot more aware now of what is in the products we are putting on our skin as it it so important for the ingredients to be as natural as possible and not full of nasty chemicals.

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e.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeliner Review


When it comes to lining our eyes, we have a lot of choices these days – pencils, khol, shadows and creams. Depending on the look you’re going for, each format has a different result. I have been recently favouring creams and shadow liners for a softer look. I have heard a lot about budget brand e.lf. but never really used it much, so when I saw this I thought I would give it a try…

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Korres Almond Cherry Collection Review


Anyone who is a regular reader of Cocktails & Fairytales will know I am a huge Korres fan. I have been using their products for years and their Body Milks are my go-to body moisturiser. It is not very often that you find products that are made with so many natural ingredients and are so reasonably priced. Enter Korres! Korres is a Greek skincare brand with homeopathic roots, using ingredients in its products such as; honey, yogurt and rose petals.

I have tried just about every Korres collection there is, so when I found out they were bringing out an Almond Cherry* range I couldn’t wait to try it! As a lover of cherry bakewell cakes, this was right up my street. Here is what I thought of them…

Almond Cherry Body Milk

What Korres say: “Velvet aroma of sweet almond and fresh cherries. Moisturising body milk, enriched with vitamins and trace elements, essential skin energy boosting agents. The combination of Almond oil, active Aloe, provitamin B5 and Shea butter provides long-lasting hydration while enhancing skin suppleness. Dermatologically Tested.”

What I say: I am a masssive fan of Korres Body Milks and use them regularly. They are perfect for applying when you have fake-tanned as they are Mineral Oil- free, which will strip your tan and leave it patchy. This one is no different, it is free of Mineral Oil, Paraffin Wax and Silicones and is made up of a huge 92.3% natural content! The scent is light and sweet without being sickly and overpowering – no artificial fruit smells here. The thick, luxurious moisturising cream sinks in almost straight away and doesn’t leave a greasy finish. I also love the easy-to-use packaging and the unusual design on the bottle.

Almond Cherry Showergel

What Korres say: “Velvet aroma of sweet almond and fresh cherries. Creamy-foam showergel with wheat proteins and Althea extract, helps maintain skin’s natural moisture levels. Soft moisturising showergel, ideal for everyday use. Wheat proteins form a protective film on the skin, maintaining its regular hydration level. Dermatologically Tested.”

What I say: With 87.2% natural content and smelling SO good, it is so tempting to eat this! (PLEASE DON’T!). This thick, sweet gel smells delicious and lathers up to produce lots of soapy bubbles. I was so surprised how soft and supple it left my skin. The packaging was shower-friendly – no fumbly screw lids etc.

The Verdict

As a Korres fan I was almost certain I would love this set before I even tried it, and how right I was! The sweet, delicate smell of almond and cherry is perfect for this time of year and both products left my skin so soft. If you have never tried any of Korres products I would definitely recommend them as it is good to know exactly what you are putting on your skin!

Almond Cherry Body Milk* 200 ml, £10.00 and Almond Cherry Showergel*, 250 ml, £8.00 available online at John Lewis here.

Kaitlin xx

Garnier Moisture Bomb 3-in-1 Moisturiser Review


Anyone who has travelled on a long-haul flight will know how dry your skin can get. If I had to pick one beauty item to take travelling, it would be moisturiser. All that air-con and lack of sleep can really cause havoc with your skin, leaving it dry and scaly. Before I left for New Zealand, I was looking for an intensive moisturiser that I could slather on whilst flying, so I headed to Superdrug to see what I could find.

I came across Garnier Moisture Bomb and was intrigued with its claim to “recharge(s) the skin with hydration and helps protect it from external aggressions.” Well there is nothing more aggressive to the skin than a 40+ hour journey across the world that’s for sure! So in my hand luggage it went, along with my high hopes for this ‘wonder cream’. Read on to see what I thought of it…

What Garnier say: “More than a moisturiser, Moisture Bomb 3-in-1 Moisturiser recharges the skin with hydration and leaves it feeling protected from external aggressions.

“For the first time, Garnier has integrated in a new generation, ultra-light texture: Two antioxidant superfruit extracts: Amla and Pomegranate, combined with daily UVA/UVB protection and a high concentration of Plant Serum Its fresh texture melts immediately on contact with the skin and hydrates it perfectly all day long. No greasy or sticky effect.”

What I say: If you’re thinking that ‘it sounds too good to be true’, then you would be thinking the same as I did. Hydrates skin all day long? No way. Well actually, yes way. This moisturiser kept my skin soft and supple during my journey, I did apply it every few hours but that was me being paranoid that my skin would get really dry. However, I had nothing to worry about.

Since the flight I have been using it every day and it has kept my skin silky soft. It feels really thick and luxurious and it leaves my skin feeling like velvet. It lives up to its claim of not leaving a greasy or sticky residue, as it sinks right in. it also contains SPF10 which is great for every day wear. I also love the packaging, the pump lets you disperse how much you need which minimises waste, and the bright blue colour of the bottle is ‘summery’ and fresh.

The Verdict
Overall, I LOVE IT. I am so happy I tried it as it has been the best ‘drug-store’ moisturiser I have used in a long, long time and it is such a great product for the price. I would definitely recommend it and I think i’ll try the Garnier Moisture Bomb Night Cream next!

Garnier Moisture Bomb 3-in-1 Hydrating Day Cream 50ml, £7.99, Superdrug.

Have you tried Garnier Moisture Bomb or the Night Cream? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Kaitlin xx