Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Ren Clean Skincare Samples

I was in Tesco the other day and I noticed that the magazines in the UK seem to be finally giving away some free stuff because it never used to be this way when I used to live here. This one good thing Greece and its magazines have, lots and lots of free stuff. Anyway, I found this Instyle magazine 2.50GBP Tesco only exclusive that also had with it some free Ren Clean Skincare samples. Included in the samples is a night care cream, a day time cream and an eye cream. It actually worked out well because my boxes from Greece have not arrived yet so I have been using these samples which have actually been really nice.

When I had arrived my skin was really broke out from the stress and dehydration of travelling for two days. So this vitamin enriched day cream really helped my skin come back to life almost and it smells like quite like a herbal cream would and even though the cream may look slightly thick its actually easily absorbed on your face. The eye gel I felt really did make my eyes look more awakened and less fatigued. It was a beautiful gel textured product that only needed a little bit. The night cream I applied before going to sleep and it was a thicker texture however it is easily absorbed and it left my skin soft and repaired every morning when I woke up. Overall I am really pleased with these samples and would definitely be happy to buy these products full size.


Sunday, 4 October 2015

Jack Wills Lip Balms Review

Finally writing from the UK, it feels weird to be back but also great. Last night some friends came round the house and gave me a Jack Wills Lip Balm set. Little did they know that, through the whole trip we did in order to bring my dog to the UK, my skin was terribly dehydrated and so were my lips. When I received these lip balms I was over the moon since the boxes with my clothes and cosmetics still have not arrived. To get back to the review, the lip balms came in a pack of three tubs that were very Jack Willis themed and had three different scents. Rose, Vanilla and Berry. I have opened up the Rose tub to begin with and it has a lovely pink tint to it that appears slightly on your lips. Berry also has a pink tint and Vanilla has a white tint.

The great things about these lip balms are that even though they have colour they do not go on with colour. They have a very little tint to them and it is just enough to make your lips looks alive, moisturised and great. Last night my lips were chapped and in pain and I placed some of this lip balm on my lips and today that I have woken up they feel nearly back to normal. So, this lip balm does not just have the brand, or the cute packaging - it does actually work and you will love it. This was bought from a Boots store so check it out there. It is a great easy present to buy for a woman or even kid who loves their lip balms.


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Update - Blogging Break

Hello guys, I was hoping that I was going to be able to blog whilst getting ready for my big move. Yes, that is right. I am moving back to the UK with my boyfriend and my little dog. Due to the fact we are taking our dog its going to take us two days to get to the UK which by the way I will be blogging about to inform any other dog/cat owners how they can get their pet to the UK from Greece or from UK to Greece. I did a lot of research and found there was not much information out there so I will be describing everything and taking photographs - stay tuned for the post. I was hoping I was going to be able to blog as normal however I can't seem to find time due to all the preparations. Please could you excuse Glittemeup for till the 4th October which gives me time to prepare for the trip, travel and arrive and settle in. Until then you can stay updated with me on Instagram @elpithae , Twitter @elpithae and Facebook Page Glittermeup Blog. 

Emails will be getting checked and answered.

Speak to you from the UK xxx

Friday, 18 September 2015

AW15 Wishlist

Christmas and my birthday are around the corner so why not create a wishlist for myself I thought. Here are a few beauty related things I have on the top of my wishlist that I would like to try/own.

This has been on my wishlist for a while, I know but I have a good feeling I will get this very soon.

I will never feel like I have enough eye shadows, I think. The Urban Decay palette is all about great combinations and quality.

I have seen how this works and I have actually had my hair styled with this. I think it is a must have since it helps get rid of frizz, does not do as much damage to your hair and is super easy to use. 

I love the advert, i love the scent and the design. How glamorous is this bottle?!

Another one still on my wishlist which was hard for me to get because I can't find Chanel anywhere near me. Soon I will though... (I will tell you more about that in another blog post.)


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

S 'N' B Nail Spa Review

S 'N' B products stand for Safe and Beautiful, they are formulated in France and manufactured in Greece. They are from the same brand Snails that I had mentioned in my previous post however they are aimed at adults. The products I was sent below are part of a 4 step program for your nails - think of it like a facial. I was sent a Serum Oil, Anti Aging Gold Elixir, Growth Magic and Anti-Aging Scrub. All four come in beautiful packaged boxes that have all the information you could possibly need on the outside and on the inside of the tab you will find the ingredients and a leaflet tightly packed. The bottles each contain 8ml product and are tall nail varnish bottles with long brushes which actually work much better.

To begin with I used the scrub an placed it on all of my nails and gently massaged it and the washed it off. It smells like perfume and the scrub really left my nails feeling smooth afterwards. The next step I applied the Anti-aging Gold Elixir and and once again massaged this into my nails, what may appear to be glitter is not its just gold particles that will disappear after you have applied it to your nail. I then applied the Seum Oil which had to have been one of my favourite because it smelt of citrus and guess what this does not just moisturize your nails but it will also help your feet smell slightly nicer. Finally I added the Growth Magic varnish which I expected to be like a nail varnish but its not. You actually apply it and are recommended to massage it onto your nail. This all did very quickly dry up and I felt like afterwards my nails felt a lot smoother and moisturized.

I think these products are fantastic and thanks to their aroma and results they do really resemble a treatment you would get at a spa. What I also love about these products is that they are animal cruelty free. There is much more to this range as you can see from the picture below. Please check out their Facebook page HERE and get in touch if you would like to find out more about where you can buy these products and their prices.