beauty products

The body lotion that gives tighter & smoother skin…

Sol De Janeiro is a ‘MUST HAVE’ in my beauty routine and one of my favourite products of all time, i have been using there products for about 6 months now and i am obsessed.

I have always had dry skin on my body and tried lots of different brands but nothing compares to Sol de Janeiro, the smell of these products are just divine, Pistachio caramel is there original scent but i think you need to smell it before you decide if you would like it as it is incredible! if you did decide it wasn’t for you they also have an acai scent available. i personally haven’t tried that one as i love the pistachio caramel one too much. Now lets get into my collection….

The first product that i tried from Sol de Janeiro was there ‘Brazilian Bum Bum Cream’. It is a “fast-absorbing all over body cream that helps tighten and smooth like no other” and i agree. i love this cream for being fast-absorbing, i’m a girl on the go and theres nothing worse than having to dance around the bathroom waiting on my body lotion to dry when i have places to be! This drys into the skin nice and quickly and leaves a sheen on your skin like your a goddess. i always feel so much more confident in myself when i have smothered myself in Bum Bum cream the sheen on your skin and the smell are just so uplifting and make me feel good. I used this cream recently before going on holiday and i actually did find it to help smoothen and tighten my skin (especially my bum bum!) which for me is an added bonus as even if it didn’t i would still use it for the scent alone!

‘Brazilian 4play moisturising shower cream-gel’, i decided to give this a try after i had fell in love with the body lotion and i was not disappointed. i like the consistency of the shower cream-gel it pours out like a gel onto your hand but rubs onto the skin like a cream which is really nourishing. With my love of the scent i soon fell in love with the shower gel as it leaves the incredible pistachio caramel scent on my wet skin then followed up with the body lotion it lingers for longer and leaves my skin silky soft and smooth.

Since i loved those two products so much i decided to then try the ‘Brazilian Crush body mist’. I used the mist before i got dressed, but after using the shower gel and body lotion and the scent lasted with me all day! i felt so fresh and clean. it comes in a 90ml bottle so it is great for taking on holiday and i’ve decided to save mine for my next trip away!

Last but not least is the ‘Brazilian Kiss Lip Butter’, out of all of the range i would say this is my least favourite product and i dont think i would re-purchase this. i love the packaging of the lip butter and it feels soft on my lips but for me it just feels a bit too heavy. i prefer a light lip balm and i feel like this one sits on my lips rather than soaks in to relieve dryness, however that being said once the lip butter has been left on my lips for a while i did feel like they were softer but i was aware that i had the lip balm on and didnt really like the texture.

I love the packaging of the Sol de Janeiro products and like having them sat in my bathroom. They are bright yellowy-orange colour which i find nice and cheerful to reach for in the morning! if you want to get your hands on some of there products to try they are available online from Cult Beauty, Feelunique, Selfridges & i also spotted there collection in Harrods on a recent trip to London.

Heres to beautiful skin!

Love Candis x

Something for everyone!

So to start off with my first product review i thought i would share a product that everyone can use, no matter what skin type!

Over the last couple of years there has been a new skincare product that has been taking over our beauty isles worldwide, being used backstage at fashion shows on top models & is now available even in your local supermarket! The product i am referring to is Micellar Cleansing Water. This product is a little gem & i have no doubt that you are going to love it.


Bioderma was the original brand to launch a miceller water however there are now many available by all different brands such as high end brands Dior, Nars, La Roche-Posay to name a few but more affordable everyday brands are also available such as Simple, Bourjois, Nivea and my personal favourite Garnier. So what is this product i hear you ask… it is a super efficient and gentle way to cleanse your face morning & night. It removes make up, soothes & hydrates the skin, it is gentle on the skin and no water is required to use it, which makes it ideal for travelling and also for in your gym bag!

The micelles in the water are cleaning agents that work like little dirt magnets to lift away any impurities and make up from the skin. It is gentle on the skin, can be used on delicate areas, (contains no perfume) and there is no need to rub -you simply apply the water to a cotton pad and wipe over your skin. Your skin is left feeling clean & fresh with a healthy dewy look.

After trying many different brands my personal favourite is the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. It removes my make up so effortless and leaves my skin feeling so cool, fresh and clean afterwards! i have to be careful with skincare products as i do have quite sensitive skin, especially on my cheeks but this product has caused me no problems at all. I use this product in the morning to give my skin a light cleanse, the cooling effect is nice to wake me up and then again at night time where i feel it works a lot harder at removing all the make up and dirt from the day. i personally use the water with large cotton pads and usually use about 4-6 a night just to be sure i have removed all the make up but this will depend on how much make up you have on yourself. You can chose to just use this product by itself as it is effective on its own, but i do like to follow up with my my usual routine of using my milk cleanser, toner, serum and moisturiser at night before i go to bed.


I also like the fact that this comes in a 400ml bottle which is a good size for how often you use it and is also available in a handy 125ml travel size which is ideal for travelling and also keeping in your gym bag.


I also like that it is easy to pick up, it is available from Boots, Superdrug, Bodycare, Savers and even Tesco! The cheapest i have found it is in Savers at £2.99 (Tesco are £3.99 but often put on special offers where you can pick it up for £2.66) and also the mini travel size is only 99p!! Total bargain and is a great size for you to try to see if you like it. I would also like to mention that although this product can be used on all skin types there is now a Garnier Micellar Water Combination Skin available for those who have more oily, spot-prone skin so there is something for everyone!

Thank You for reading my Blog!! Please feel free to leave me a comment or ask me any questions!

Love Candis x