Saturday, 30 June 2012

Oriflame Ecobeauty Skincare & Review

The Oriflame Ecobeauty skincare range was launched in early 2012 and currently consists of three products, suitable for all skin types and ages.

Oriflame Ecobeauty Smoothing Day Cream
Innovative and natural, this multi-action anti-oxidant Day Cream helps replenish your skin and reinforce its protective barrier to fight imperfections. Natural Pro-Blend™ formulation with Fairtrade Shea Butter and Fairtrade Organic Coconut Oil secured in ultra-modern airtight packaging. Dermatologically tested. 50 ml. Code: 23404 RRP: £16.95

Oriflame Ecobeauty Smoothing Night Cream
This multi-action anti-oxidant Night Cream intensely nourishes, protects and rejuvenates your skin while you sleep. Innovative Natural Pro-Blend™ formulation with Fairtrade Shea Butter and Fairtrade Organic Coconut Oil secured in ultra-modern airtight packaging. Dermatologically tested. 50 ml.
Code: 23406 RRP: £16.95

Oriflame Ecobeauty Smoothing Eye Cream
Exclusive, lightweight and natural formula that smoothens fine lines and reduces puffiness & dark circles around the eye. Natural Pro-Blend™ formulation with Fairtrade Shea Butter and Fairtrade Organic Coconut Oil. Dermatologically tested. 15 ml.
Code: 23407 RRP: £12.95

About Oriflame Ecobeauty
• 'A guaranteed minimum of 95% ingredients from nature's traceable, renewable and sustainable sources.
• Formulas free from any animal-derived substance, parabens, silicone, material oils and synthetic fragrances.
• Raw materials responsibly sourced that make a contribution to local producers in developing countries to help improve their living and working conditions.
• Environmentally responsible and 100% recyclable packing.
• Paper in packaging from responsibly managed forests.'*

Oriflame Ecobeauty Smoothing Day Cream Review
The Ecobeauty day cream is dispensed through a pump at the top of the cylinder bottle and the first thing I noticed was its scent. Although Oriflame state that the range is free from synthetic fragrance the day cream has a distinct scent that I can still detect for an hour or two after applying. Its texture seems rich and creamy but once rubbed into the skin it feels light and the dry areas of my skin are much softer. I would say that it feels more like a primer on my skin than a day cream. I love that its paraben free! It’s great to see that Oriflame have moved towards developing products that contain fewer chemicals. However, I personally find the scent a little too much as I am used to day creams with little or no fragrance.

*Source: Oriflame UK Catalogue 4 2012, p.2.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Oriflame Dancing Lady Hypnotic Nights - New EDP

Oriflame has launced a new fragance under the Dancing Lady brand called Hypnotic Nights Eau de Parfum

Hypnotic Nights is 'a floral fruity woody scent revealing hot spicy saffron and sunkissed apricot top notes leading to a lush creamy floral blend of Orchid Sharry Baby mixed with Flamenco Trompette, red Rose and Violet. The warm woody background unveils the richness and depth of Patchouli leaves, Black Vanilla, Vetyver and Sandalwood. A more voluptuous night-time interpretation of Dancing Lady.'*

Oriflame Dancing Lady Hypnotic Nights EDP Code: 23842 RRP: £17.95.

*Source: Oriflame UK Product News Catalogue 7 for 8 2012.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Oriflame Feet Up Aromatic Summer Neroli and Frangipani

If you are looking for smooth and refreshed feet this summer then look no further than the latest Oriflame Feet Up range – Aromatic Summer.

The range includes the usual feet up products; a foot scrub, foot spray and foot cream with the added extra of Neroli & Frangipani scents. A matching orange foot file is also available to complete the range.

Neroli is an oil produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree. It has a subtle citrus scent with a delicate flowery note.

Frangipani is a tropical plant associated with uplifting, relaxing and soothing properties. It has a soft sweet, floral scent, evoking a tropical feeling.’*

*Source: Oriflame UK Catalogue 6 2012, p. 130.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Oriflame Nature Secrets Lavender & Fig

Oriflame's Nature Secrets Lavender and Fig range was launched in early 2012 and contains three products:

1) Nature Secrets Hand and Body Cream with Relaxing Lavender and Fig
 Relaxing cream with the soothing scent of Lavender oil, antioxidant Fig Extract and a rich texture to nourish skin. Providing lasting hydration this non-greasy formula helps skin stay smooth all day. 200 ml. Code: 23411 RRP: £4.95

2) Nature Secrets Shower Gel with Relaxing Lavender and Fig
A relaxing shower gel with Lavender and Fig Extract to gently cleanse skin while providing hydration and a delicate and soothing scent. Soap-free, pH balanced formulation. 250 ml. Code: 23409 RRP: £4.95

3) Nature Secrets Soap Bar with Relaxing Lavender and Fig
A fresh soap infused with Lavender Oil, Fig Extract, and moisturising Glycerin. Will leave your skin feeling soft, supple and beautiful. 75 g. Code: 23410 RRP: £1.75

'Lavender Oil is an essential oil that helps give the feeling of calm. It has a soothing scent, which is renowned for relaxing the senses. Fig extract, with sugars and vitamins B and C, has excellent moisturising benefits.'*

Have you tried the Lavender and Fig range? If so, let us know what you think of it. 

*Source: Oriflame Catalogue UK 2 2012, p.139.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Oriflame Bronzing Pearls 2 New Shades

Oriflame now have four shades of Bronzing Pearls available after the recent launch of two new shades; Natural Peach Code 23763 and Dark Bronze Code 24160.

All four Bronzing Pearls are on special offer at £10.95 each or £6.95 when you spend £20.00 for the duration of Catalogue 7 UK 2012, while stocks last.

Friday, 15 June 2012

How to achieve flawless skin with Oriflame Beauty Matte Control

Oriflame’s Celebrity Make-up Artist, Jonas Wramell provides three steps to achieve flawless skin with Oriflame Beauty Matte Control.

Step 1: Select the shade closest to your skin tone then apply your choice of Foundation, Matte or Pressed Powder, focusing on areas around your nose and forehead.
 Step 2: To look as natural as possible don’t overdo it and remember to blend the foundation into your neckline and onto your ears too!
Step 3: Define your cheekbones and achieve a beautifully radiant look with Perfect Blush. Or, use the Reveal Kit to add lustre to your overall complexion while moisturising and soothing.’*

Products Required: 1) Oriflame Beauty Matte Control Foundation or Oriflame Beauty Matte Control Pressed Powder 2) Oriflame Beauty Perfect Blush.

*Source: Oriflame UK catalogue 2, 2012 p.70.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Oriflame Beauty Colour Pro Eye Shadow Trio

Oriflame launched their popular Eyeshdow Trio in June 2011. The compact flips open to reveal 3 complimentary shades which can be used to create the smoky eye look, and has a draw which slides out from underneath containing 2 Eyeshadow brushes; 1 large round brush for applying and blending the eye shadow and 1 smaller, pointed brush for precise definition and smudging.

Pictured above is my Eye Shadow Trio in Smoky Black Code: 22918 containing Black, Silver and White shades of eyeshadow. The product is also available in five other shades: Smoky Brown, Bronze Taupe, Sheer Purple, Shimmering Green and Royal Blue.

How to apply Oriflame Beauty Pro Colour Eye Shadow Trio:

Oriflame's Recommendation
Step 1 - Start by dividing the eye into three sections - with the rounded applicator, apply the lightest shade in the inner corner, the medium shade in the middle and the darkest shade in the outer corner.

Step 2 - With the pointed applicator, smudge and contour the shadow, finishing in a triangle around the whole corner of the eye, swooping it slightly upwards to create the cat eye look featuring on the catwalks around the world.

My Recommendation and finished look
I found it easier to blend the shadow with a hair eyeshadow brush, as opposed to the the round sponge brush included. However, I did find the smaller brush useful to add the white to the inside corners of my eyes precisely and intensely. Below I'm wearing the Smoky Black version for an evening out, but for a day time smoky eye look I'd recommend the Smoky Brown version to complement a fair complexion. I'm also wearing the Oriflame Beauty Reveal Kit below my eyebrow line as I prefer to wear a shimmer there instead of continuing an eyeshadow colour up higher.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

How to use Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit

Oriflame’s Celebrity Make-up Artist, Jonas Wramell provides two simple steps to using the Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit:

1.       ‘Using the angled brush, work the colour through your brows in short strokes.
2.       To shape and set, apply the wax in short, upward motions using the white wax brush.’*

Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit product description:
Compact, all-in-one kit for creating perfectly defined eyebrows with a natural-looking finish. A professional brow look has never been easier. Contains 2 bendable brow shadows, 2 brushes and setting wax. 3 g. RRP £7.95

*Source: Oriflame UK catalogue 2 2012, p.66.