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Cognito Luxury Lip Balm – Coconut, Plum, Vanilla, Strawberry, White Chocolate

Published April 11, 2015 by purabeautyblogger

Lip Balms

We all have tubes of it dotted around the house, in our bags and coat pockets.

Why do we have so many?

Some of them smell yummy, some really moisturise, some I have bought just for the super cute packaging.

Nothing has ever stood out for me.

I have now discovered the exception to the rule. It ticks all boxes

It smells mouth wateringly good. Which will always entice me to use it.

The ingredients are natural with no nasty chemicals.

The container is a gorgeous pale blue glass that would not look out of place on a dressing table.

Cognito Luxury Lip Balm


They have introduced 5 new Luxury Lip Balms to their range and I was sent some of the flavours to try. I wish there was smellavision, because they are actually making my mouth water. I have always loved coconut so thought coconut macaroon would be my favourite, but the plum crumble has swayed me.


They come in the following flavours

White Chocolate Truffle

Strawberry Cheesecake

Plum Crumble

Coconut Macaroon

Vanilla Ice Cream


Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) butter, Cera Alba (beeswax), Oryza Sativa  (rice) Bran oil, Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) Seed Butter, Prunus  Armeniaca (apricot) Kernel Oil, Vaccinium  Macrocarpon (cranberry) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aroma, benzyl alcohol, anise alcohol, benzoate.

No Paraffin or Petroleum derivatives


Apply to lips as often as needed. Excess balm can be massaged into cuticles, hands, elbows, in fact anywhere that has dry skin.


As soon as I looked at the ingredients I knew this was going to be a fabulous balm. I love products with Shea Butter in them. It melts at normal body temperature and is full of vitamins. I had not come across some of the other ingredients before and had to research the benefits of some of the oils included.

I am including an explanation of the oils, in case you are not familiar with them either

Cranberry Seed Oil – It contains one of the highest anti oxidants of all fruit/veg oil. Rich in essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6) and vitamin A, C, E and K.

Apricot Kernel Oil – It is a great oil for dry skin where it nourishes and protects. Rich in vitamins A, B and E. Calming and soothing

Rice Bran Oil – It has a high sterol content making it invaluable in the fight against free radicals.

I have been applying this luxury lip balm morning and night and can see an improvement in the skin texture.

It leaves a delicate sheen on the lips. It is not greasy at all, so you can pop it on before going out , with no fear of your hair sticking to your lips.

Available from

Cognito Spa

And selected beauty salons


Meme box – Scentbox #6 Sweet Shop Review

Published February 14, 2015 by purabeautyblogger

“Memebox curates only the most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices. An extremely competitive industry, Korean cosmetics are renowned for their unprecedented quality developed through cutting-edge technology. At the forefront of the industry, Memebox is determined to deliver the enchantment of discovery through effortless experiences, at prices you’ll never say no to. ….Order from Memebox only when you want to, as often as you want to. In addition to our box series, Memeshop carries full-sized products featured in previous Memeboxes, offering easy access to Korean cosmetic trends”


Sweet Shop Review

“Can’t get enough of your favourite sweet treat?  indulge your senses with our decadent, deliciously scented and cute as a button Sweet Shop Scentbox! This too good for words Sweet Shop Scentbox offers you scrumptiously scented beauty treats that will leave you smelling like yummy sugar crystals and sprinkles! Satisfy your sweet fix with his 100 percent calorie free and 100 percent delightfully and deliciously scented Sweet Shop Scentbox!

Pure Smile Jewelry Scrub Glitter Sugar Scrub 100ml $8

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Product Description: Pure Smiles sweetly scented body scrub is made from black sugar, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, glycerine and also diamond powder extracts for clearing your skin of any impurities and maintaining it silky smooth and healthy!

How To Use: Gently massage the body scrub onto wet skin for couple of minutes. Rinse off with warm water.


Review: This is the second Jewelry Scrub I have received and was very happy to get another one. This pleasant gel had a slightly floral scent, but nothing too overpowering.  It was gritty without being too rough. More like caster sugar than granulated sugar. It feels very moisturising, with an almost glycerin  texture. After using this scrub my skin was left bright and moisturised. There was no need for a separate moisturiser

Hello Everybody Vita Berry Shampoo 220ml $23

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Product Description: This spa vita shampoo is supercharged with 10 berrycomplexes that gently cleanse and repairdamage without stripping colour, wilting perms or drying out hair. It deeply penetrates into eachlock of hair to reconstruct each individual strand of hair from the inside out to rebuild and resurface hair, leaving strands strong, healthy, smooth, shiny and fully restored.

How To Use: Massage throughout wet hair. Rinse thoroughly.

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Review: This smells amazing. The strawberry scent fills the bathroom when you wash your hair. It is delicious. The light pink gel lathers up well considering it does not have any SLS in it.

The ingredients are listed below

Water, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Onsen-Sui, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-75 Lanolin, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-10, Polyquaternium-22, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Butylene Glycol, Buteth-3, Laureth-3, Laureth-5, Laureth-7, Glycerin, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride, Tributyl Citrate, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract, Empetrum Nigrum Fruit Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Sodium Benzotriazolyl, Butylphenol Sulphonate, Disodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 14700, CI 17200, CI 15985, Fragrance.

It leaves your hair feeling clean,soft and bouncy.

Everyone in the house has started using it. It makes the hair smell of sweet berries and I like the fact it does not contain any SLS

This is the new family shampoo. They also do a matching conditioner which I will be purchasing shortly.

Hope Girl Tinted Lip Balm 5g $12

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Product Description: Scented with a delicate strawberry, peach or cherry fragrance. Hope Girls Tinted Lip Balm is both a lip tintand a lip balm. While the co enzyme Q10 and shea butter formula deeply nourishes your chapped lips, the lovely pink tint will stain your lips with a long lasting colourful radiance.

How To Use: Apply the tinted lip balm with your finger and blend it into your lips.

Review: I was a bit worried about the colour when I first saw the pot. I got the peach one and thought it might be a bit too orange for me. Luckily it is more of a red orange, so suits my colouring. It feels very moisturising and smells lovely and fruity. The colour is buildable. It can go from very sheer to a lovely pop of colour ( as in the swatch pic ). I am pleased with this product and the cute little pot will easily fit into a pocket or purse.


Pure Smile Choosy LipPack Shining (white pearl and pink pearl) 3ml x 2 $5

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Product Description: Enriched with collagen, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and honey. The Choosy Lip Pack Shining editions deliver abundant moistureand nutrition to your lip easily and quickly. The hydrogel adheres tightly onto the lips and offers a cooling and soothing effects to chapped stressed out skin as well.

How To Use: After toner application, place the lip pack over the lip. Rest for 5-30 minutes, remove the patch, and pat in the remaining essence on to your lip.

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Review: I have never seen these mask before and was intrigued. When I opened the packet, the lip mask came in a small plastic packet so that none of the essence was lost. I had to lay down when I had the mask on, as it does not stick. Cue lots of laughter and picture taking from my daughters.

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I left the mask on for 10 minutes. It was very pleasent, with no fragrance or taste that I could detect.  The mask itself is very silky.

I did not notice much of a difference to my lip area after I removed the mask. This might be because my lip area is already hydrated from all the lip balms I use.

Summary: I think it was good value for money and will use all these products.

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Eve Taylor Lip Balm

Published February 8, 2015 by purabeautyblogger


Most of us have a stash of lipbalm knocking about in cupboards and bags. There is such a variety of flavours out there. But how well do they actually moisturise. Most are made with a form of liquid petroleum. Although not itself, it is a known comedogenic , that may block pores and lead to break outs.

I can not use any body lotion or cream with liquid petroleum/paraffin , as it blocks my pores and within a day I have lots of tiny spots. Not very attractive!

Liquid petroleum/paraffin  is used in lots of products as it is cheap and provides a barrier from the elements. So although it will help protect your lips from future damage. If your lips are already dry, it will not moisturise them.

Eve Taylor lipbalm is made of …..

Lipbalm ingredients

Lipbalm ingredients

Key ingredients: A blend of shea butter, beeswax and jojoba oils provide deep nourishment and hydration. Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide provide broad spectrum sun protection. Essential oils of Peppermint, Spearmint and Orange offer a

cooling and refreshing feel with a vibrant aroma.

And at only £4.79 you can afford to have a tube in each bag.

Available from Pura Beauty Salon


I have used the moisturising formula on dry cuticles, nose ( post cold ) and other dry patches as well.