Sunday, 28 October 2012


Have you seen The Minerva PURE GOLD COLLAGEN product in store or advertised online? Well I have been trialing it for 30 days and am here to give my honest opinion.

The Pure Gold Collagen is an 'anti-ageing' drink that contains a daily dose of collagen,protein and a number of vitamins in a 50ml syrupy drink.
The manufacturers claim that Clinical studies* have shown that daily intake of this Peptan hydrolysed collagen can increase hydration in the skin and even out wrinkles in 12 weeks.
I have drunk one bottle of chilled Gold Collagen every morning for 30 days before breakfast. With the promise of an improvement of skin elasticity and firmness speeding me on.

The product comes in boxes of 10 bottles (10 days supply) which costs £35.99 at Boots Here . So for a months supply you are looking at £107.97!!
The drink tastes sweet with a kick of pepper-which is slightly odd but not unpalatable, I did find however that my morning coffee then had an odd peppery taste to it too! It is only two mouthfuls of liquid if you don't sip it-I've shown the quantity in a large wine glass above.

So after 30 days I can report that sadly I have noticed no change in my wrinkles, skin elasticity or suppleness however I have very strong healthy fingernails!!
My fingernails are notoriously weak-inherited from my Mother, yet all of a sudden they are growing and not flaking or breaking.
In conclusion, I have only taken the Gold Collagen for 30 days and not the recommended 12 weeks, so perhaps I have not taken it for long enough but frankly the cost of the product puts me off especially as the results (if any) will not be long term. Its too expensive for me just to gain strong fingernails.

If you have had any experience of this product please do leave me a comment, we are all here to keep each other informed x

Love Lila x

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

She Said July Beauty Box

 I recently subscribed to She Said Monthly Beauty Boxes, after having read about them on their website, I thought I'd give them a go.
As a monthly subscriber I pay £9.00 per month plus £2.95 P&P by direct debit and receive a beauty box of  5 samples from top brands, I can cancel my subscription at any time so thought why not try them out.
 Julys' box is my second from She Said and I am really rather impressed with it as I was with Junes' box, so I thought I'd share with you.
 Here is what I received...It all comes packaged in a light blue box, with straw padding, tissue paper and a pink ribbon, So a little present to unwrap every month.....Lovely.

First up I have The Stylefile or S-File,designed by The Apprentice winner Tom Pellereau, an S-shaped nail file which makes it easier to file your nails as the S follows the natural contour of the nails, I was going to buy one of these as I have massive issues with my nails flaking and breaking and was so pleased to see it in my box this morning!! RRP for this is £4.49 and you can find out more about it Here

Next out, I have A set of stainless steel eyelash curlers from The Vintage Cosmetics company-excellent as I didn't actually own a set, so will have fun trying these out on my Less than full curvy lashes! RRP is £7.00.

The next product is a full size Bronzer & Blusher Blend from Miners, which is a a tonal mix of brown and pink designed to give a sunblushed glow to the skin, again a great size which I look forward to trying.RRP £4.99

And last but not least I have a 30ml tube of Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser and a 1.2 ml sachet of Freeze 24*7 Ice Crystals.
The Murad cleanser is an Anti-Aging Acne cleanser designed to both fight wrinkles and reduce blemishes-interesting, although I don't often suffer with spots,I do love to try new products, so will give it a go.RRP £5.50 for 30ml.
The Freeze 24*7 Ice Crystals is an Anti-Aging exfoliant prep and polish cleanser and I think there is enough in the sample for just one application.RRP £35.00 for 70g.

So, all in all I am very pleased with my July box from She Said Beauty, the products that I've received are all of interest/use to me. Its a great way of sampling products and with this months box containing @ £22.00 worth of goodies its a bargain to boot!!
You can find out more about She Said Beauty Boxes and the different subscription options that they offer, including a gift subscription, Here.
Lila xx

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Cashmere Pashmina at CatWalk Glamour

As all us ladies know a pashmina is an invaluable accessory, especially in our uncertain British summers weather! I have several which I use as a shawl or scarf in a variety of colours, they are perfect over a strappy dress or top when out for the evening, I love them.
 I am going to be posting shortly about Catwalk Glamour, an up and coming company who sell delightful accessories and jewellery. And Cashmere Pashminas...... Gorgeous!

You can check out their website Here and I will be back shortly with a review x

Monday, 25 June 2012

Suti Organic Holistic Skincare-Review

I simply had to write a review about a product that I have been using for the last five days.
It is from Suti Skincare, a new british, organic skincare company that uses pure and wholly natural ingredients in their products.

The small range of skincare products from Suti use vitamin rich natural oils and natural flower essences and embrace homeopathy and aromatherapy. Without harsh chemicals, the products are both safe to use and luxurious.

With ingredients such as Argan Oil, Neroli and Rosehip seed oil amongst many other delights, this brand is really worth checking out.

I have been using The Suti Cleanse,an organic facial cleanser(pictured above) and I literally want to rave about it!
 The Cleanse comes in a 50ml glass pot with chrome lid. A muslin cloth and small spatula accompany it.
 Upon opening the pot you are greeted with the most fabulous scent, it smells delicious.

Using the spatula you take a small amount of the Cleanse and apply it to the fingertips and then massage onto damp skin, the Cleanse thins out to an oil as you gently rub it into your skin and tiny grains of unrefined shea butter melt on contact. You then wet your muslin cloth with hand-hot water, wring and gently rub the skin in circular motions to remove make-up and build up of grime.You repeat this 2 or 3 times and are left with skin that feels SO SOFT and smelling gorgeous.

You can also use the Cleanse as you would a face mask while relaxing in the bath  and again removing with the muslin cloth.

The first time I used the Cleanse, I scooped out far too much as I thought 'well, that little bit won't go far' but, it does because it melts to oil, so I wasted some, which made me cross!
After using my skin feels soft and clean and its been a long time since I have been so delighted by a cleanser! It is a luxurious product which is a delight to use and feels very much like a treat rather than a chore. The fragrance is relaxing and wholesome and not in the least bit over-powering. I am a fan of facial oils but have not used an oil cleanser before, I am fully converted. The skin is not left feeling oily or greasy at all just beautifully clean.

The ingredients contained are :-

 Vitellaria Niloteca (Shea Butter)*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Seed Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Limonene**, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil*, Citrus Reticula (Mandarin) Oil*, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium)Flower Oil*, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citronellol**

* Certified Organic    ** Naturally occurring in essential oils

The Suti Range consists of Cleanse, Purity-An organic Moisturising Balm, two different facial toners, two different facial oils and an organic foot balm.

A full list of all of the organic ingredients can be found on the Suti Skincare website Here
The Cleanse Organic Cleanser is priced at £26.00 for 50ml with a free muslin cloth and can be found Here
Given that the ingredients are all natural and organic and the pot is going to last for ages I think this is extremely reasonable and I am off to recommend this product to anyone who will listen-Truly Fabulous!

Love Lila x

**Product was sent as a sample to review but all opinions are honest and My Own.