Review: A'kin Pure Emergency Gel

My first MyPure review this month is of the Pure Emergency Gel by A'Kin.
This product has three main uses:

1. A cooling gel to soothe and calm irritated skin
As someone who suffers from irrational skin that is often flushed and blotchy, this product is a Godsend. Applying this gel to irritated skin calms the inflamed red colour and the uncomfortably hot feeling - it provides immediate and lasting relief.

2. A moisturiser (for sensitive or oily skin)
I have oily skin and I find this product great in the morning. I apply it, wait for about 5 minutes and my skin is much less oily than normal!

3. An after shave/waxing balm
I used this after dry shaving (awful, I know, but our water was turned off) and it reduced the red, irritated appearance of my legs - the red bumps literally disappeared!

This product claims to be "unscented" - though this is not strictly true, the light fragrance of chamomile mixed with aloe is relaxing, and adds to the charm of this product.

For more information, and to pick up a bottle, please check out the MyPure website. I really like this gel, and fully intend to repurchase it when I run out. I cannot rate it highly enough!!

Rating: 10/10

Please note: I was sent this product free of charge, but was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own - they are completely honest and unbiased. I am not affiliated with any of the above mentioned companies.


Haul: Lush Christmas - Cinders

"Fizz, crackle and pop, a spicy crackling bath ballistic. Run a warm bath and drop it in... and listen carefully"
This delicious bath ballistic contains "cinnamon, sweet orange and almond essential oils." It is nourishing and refreshing, and it just smells like Christmas. I am overly excited to try out this little beauty. For more information, have a look at Lush's website.

RRP: €2.50


Haul: Naked Shine Hydrating Shampoo

My quest for perfect tresses has pressed me to purchase many a whimsical product in the past, but when I saw this in Boots, I just couldn't say no...

"Naked is a range of beauty products crammed with gorgeous high quality botanical extracts and made from at least 97% plant and mineral derived ingredients".

For more information, have a nosey at the Naked website by clicking here.
I picked up the formula for normal to dry hair.... but I want to try the limp hair version too. It is made with honey and mallow and smells divine.

The blurb below says: "the hair cuticle needs to be moisturised so we use honey and mallow extracts to target areas of dryness, quenching hair and helping to keep it hydrated. Because your hair deserves the kindest treatment of all, we don't use harsh detergents - only gentle, plant-based cleansing ingredients, to give that extra special Swish Factor, so you shine like a diamond in the rough"
 The instructions are the same as almost every shampoo, but in case you're interested: "apply to thoroughly wet hair for a feather soft lather. Rinse really well and repeat if necessary - you will achieve a better foam second time around". I never repeat when washing my hair.... it often leads to a lot of product build-up in my thin hair, and I feel that it is a bit of a ploy by manufacturers to get you to use more and (hopefully) buy more! However, I will happily try this out twice for the sake of being thorough :)
Oh, and they don't test on animals either!

I will update this within the next week or so with my opinion and a review... hopefully a positive one :)

RRP: €5.80 or £3.99

Haul: Kimchi Blue, Silence & Noise (Urban Outfitters)

Today, my wonderful mother and I went for a stroll around the shops and spotted some beautiful things.... and she generously decided to purchase these gorgeous items for me, as an early Christmas present!

 The first item is a gorgeous black and gold dress is by Kimchi Blue and retails at €50. It is incredibly beautiful and really comfortable to wear.... it is a bit on the short side, so I will be able to pair it with jeans or heels during the day or rock some tan and heels for the night time! There is only one downside... the dress is 100% polyester and so it is a bit delicate and hand wash only :(

The second item is a beautiful, military-style, grey cardigan by Silence and Noise. It is so cosy and comfortable... but looks really stylish!! I am planning to wear this with a simple white t-shirt, jeans and boots, but it would also look great over a little floral dress, when the weather heats up a bit!! It retails for €56.

I am so happy with both of my purchases... I love, love, love them!! I have the most generous mummy :)

Haul: Lush Christmas - The Boogg

"Make bathtimes go with a bang and chuck in this herby, frothy and very colourful snowman into your tub tonight"
This delicious snowman is a combination of a bubble bar and bath bomb. It fizzes froth, when added to water, and "fireworks" explode out of the snowman's head! Perfect for a frosty Christmas evening, this beauty contains Myrrh and Armoise Oil, which provides a calming fragrance.
Lush's website has lots of details about this product.

RRP: €2.90


Haul: Lush Christmas - Bearded Lady

"A superbly softening oat milk, shea butter and tangerine scented bar to crumble under running water for mounds of silky bubbles"
The Bearded Lady bubble bar is filled with oat milk, avocado and butter, to maintain silky soft skin during the harsh winter months. The tangerine oil is beautifully scented but also helps tone the skin.... who doesn't want that!? For more information, have a look at Lush's website.

RRP: €3.20

ps: normally the Bearded Lady has two eyes but one of mine fell off - now she's more of a bearded pirate :)


Haul: Lush Christmas - Satsumo Santa

"Mandarins, bergamot and orange blossom give you the reviving bath you need to get though your Christmas chores"
This bath ballistic is a delicious blend of citrus scents, that are perfect for "beating back the lethargy that always comes with winter months". For more information, have a look at the Lush website.

RRP: €3.75


Haul: Lush Christmas - Snow Fairy

"Candy floss pink and sweet as sugar. With iridescent sparkles and a hint of wicked fruitiness"
I don't think I need to introduce this product... it is a Christmas staple at Lush. However, if you have somehow managed to miss this beauty, let me fill you in...

It is simply AMAZING and you need it in your life.

For more information, have a look at Lush's website.

RRP: €4.20 for 100g

Haul: Lush Christmas - Gingerbread House

"Crumble this sweetie scented, candy decorated cottage into your bath for heaps of fragrant froth"
This bubble bar contains powdered ginger, which will "warm your entire body as you soak", as well as cinnamon and a splash of blackcurrent. It is spicy, warming and scrumptious.... and good enough to eat. For more information, check out the Lush website.

RRP: €3.15

Haul: Harry Potter at Lush

Dragon's Egg Bath Ballistic
"An uplifting fizz of grapefruit, lemon, jasmine and dragon's fire"
This yummy bath ballistic was based on the dragon's in Harry Potter. Filled with foam, confetti and fizz, this will turn your bath water orange and make it crackle like fire. It is filled with foam, confetti and fizz. I'm off to see Harry Potter this week, so I wanted to share some magic with you before then :)

For more information, and a tutorial, have a mosey on over to the Lush website.

RRP: €3.80