Review: Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm “Spa in a Jar”

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm @iamcherrylemon

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm @iamcherrylemon

Good morning everyone 😀 Have you had a nice weekend?

Today, I will be sharing my views on one of the most raved about cleansing balms by Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm.

The packaging

The gold toned plastic tub looks great, if it was glass it would be even prettier but I guess it will be reflected in the price. (It’s the contents that counts!) The plastic tub is probably one of the most “complained about” part of the product.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm (cracked lid) @iamcherrylemon

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm (cracked lid) @iamcherrylemon

I mail-ordered mine from Space NK and it was a tad too oily on the tub when it arrived. I took it back to the store and asked for advice. The lady said it is very likely to have leaked a bit and assured me there won’t be any contamination. Later I’ve found that the lid was actually cracked slightly. So to me, this is a bit of a let-down. This is a common issue with the lid with other users.

 

The product

Upon opening the tub, the balm looks like set honey, in terms of colour and consistency. It contains a blend of essential oils; you will be able to pick up the lovely scent of orange, neroli, mandarin, jasmine and rose. It smells very natural and fresh. The product has been dermatologically tested, free from parabens and alcohol and it has a shelf life of 6 months. I am guessing this is essential oils that it contains, will have to be fresh to be effective.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm (Balm) @iamcherrylemon

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm (Balm) @iamcherrylemon

This cleansing balm kit comes with a micro-fibre dual action polish and buff cleansing cloth, (I cannot believe I am going to say this but I love it) this posh flannel is so soft, effective and has luxurious feel to it. It goes so well with the cleansing balm. I have not photographed it as it is less than brilliant white at the moment.

This product is suitable for all skin types, including oily and blemished can help to re-balance the skin.

To use, mix a few drops of warm water to a small amount of the cleansing balm in your palms. This will turn the cleansing balm into cream. Apply and massage this cream onto the skin, this will eliminate all grime and makeup including waterproof ones. I also used this on my eye lids, I did not feel any stinging or irritation. It feels very gentle yet effective.

My take on the product

I can still remember the first time I used this product; I was overwhelmed by just how relaxing it smelled. The warm flannel and the scent hits you like a pillow of relaxation and bliss. It was like having a luxurious facial at an expensive spa!

In the swatch below, I am using the cleansing balm over one of my hardest to remove eyeliner “They’re Real Push up Liner”. It took couple of swipes to remove 99% of the liner.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm (Swatch - Melting They're Real Eyeliner mark) @iamcherrylemon

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm (Swatch – Melting They’re Real Eyeliner mark) @iamcherrylemon

I do prefer to use cleansing balm over cleansing oils, as it is easier to control and it is less likely that I will get anything into my eyes. Don’t be afraid of the texture, go and check this product out in a store near you.

My skin always feel brighter, refreshed, hydrated and nourished. Despite all these benefits, I only use this few times a week.

Pros

  • Amazing scent
  • Cleans effectively
  • Little product goes a long way
  • Skin benefits of Moringa seed extracts (skin clearing and brightening; contains antioxidant properties)
  • For dry skin types the Moringa cleansing balm can also double up as an overnight hydrating mask

Cons

  • On the expensive side!
  • Lid might cracks and leaks

Packaging: 2/5

Price: £36 for 100ml, 2/5

Effectiveness: 5/5

Overall Summary: This is hands-down one of the best all-round cleanser I’ve ever tried. It is a joy to use, smells divine and cleans brilliantly. But all these come with a hefty price tag. I will repurchase as a splurge / treat.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm @iamcherrylemon

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm @iamcherrylemon

BONUS: Two amazing deals from Marks and Spencer at the moment (ends today!), there’s a 20% off Moringa Cleansing Balms.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm 100ml with Cleansing Cloth

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balms 50ml (3 units) + 3 Cleansing Cloths

Both are £28.80 instead of £36. Hint: the travel set is much better value 😉

Thank you for reading! Have a wonderful week ahead!!

 

 

 

More info on Ingredient list:

Vitis Vinifera (grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Peg-8 Beeswax, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Peg-60 Almond Glycerides, Sorbitan Stearate, Palmitic/Stearic Triglycerides, Limonene, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Peel Oil, Silica, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Nobilis (mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Aqua (water), Lecithin, Linalool, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Pca, Menthyl Pca, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Jasminum Officinale (jasmine) Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Disodium Phosphate, Citronellol, Citric Acid, Geraniol, Citral

Go Shop Alert! Beauteque.com 15% off 24 hours only (16th Feb 2015)

15% off the entire site at http://www.beauteque.com/

Use the code PRESIDENT

Beauteque is a K-beauty specialist based in the US. Enjoy!

ps. discount is also applicable on their monthly beauty bag! Wonderful!

The launch of British Beauty Blogger’s newest beauty box #BBBDreamBox2

Morning all! Yesterday, British Beauty Blogger has announced the launch of her Dream Box 2nd edition in collaboration with Latest in Beauty (again). BBB’s beauty boxes are well known to be great value for money, stuffed with some serious goodies that would actually work and you would WANT to use.

If you have missed my BBBDreamBox1 (BBB box 3) review, here it is! I have bought bbb box 1 as well but I wasn’t actively blogging at the time. So I didn’t write a post for it. I’ve missed her 2nd box as I woke up too late on the morning and they were all sold out.

This time round, her boxes are being launched at lunch hour 12 noon on the 17th Nov 2014, this coming Monday!

You can see the content list here, or/and view BBB’s youTube unboxing here.

Most are full sized items or deluxe sample sizes

Eyelure Brow Crayon
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant
Mio Double Buff Body Exfoliator
The Body Shop Beautifying Oil
Lola Make Up Lipstick
Ciate Lash lites
Ardell Natural Style Demi Wispies
Agent Provocateur Fatale, sample
Kerastase Bain Satin and Kerastase Lait Vital, samples
Essie mini Nail Polish
Nude Skincare Pro Genius Treatment Oil
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Duo
Le Couvent de Minimes Gardener Hand Healing Cream
Sleek MakeUP Pout polish
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light Cream
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring

Total retail value of the box is over £129, cost of the box is £21.95 including postage! Pretty good value I’d say!

Latest In Beauty ships to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Follow on Twitter (@britbeautyblog) for the exact launch time and hopefully you won’t miss it if you want to purchase one.

Good luck and have a great weekend!

Space NK £10 discount code October 2014

Hi and morning,

SpaceNK UK has releases a discount code to all customers, get £10 off when you spend £40.

Online transactions only, use code DISCOVER10 at the checkbox promo code box.

Offer valid Tuesday 7th Oct 2014 to Tuesday 14th Oct midnight BST

Have fun shopping 😉

 

#GoShopAlert Illamasqua celebrating 200k FB likes with discount for you!

Morning! It is Friday and it is payday (for me :P)!
Who fancies a bit of makeup shopping!? He hehe
The lovely brand Illamasqua is celebrating 200k likes on their fb page. Many congratulations! 
They have kindly released a discount code for use on line.  Use code 200KFB at checkout. Please also read their t&c for more details.
#GoShopAlert http://www.illamasqua.com !

Clinique chubby sticks free with August Edition of Glamour UK

Clinique chubby sticks free with Glamour Magazine August 2014 @iamcherrylemon

Clinique chubby sticks free with Glamour Magazine August 2014 @iamcherrylemon

Actually, you have the choice of picking up 2 shades of their ever-so-popular chubby sticks (in woppin’ watermelon and super strawberry), high impact mascara or their stable bestseller Dramatically different lotion.
I’ve been wanting to try these chubby sticks for the longest of time, so it’s the best time to get decent sized samples 🙂
Glamour magazine £2 each

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms in Super Strawberry (R) and Woppin' Watermelon @iamcherrylemon

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms in Super Strawberry (R) and Woppin’ Watermelon @iamcherrylemon

Other magazines with freebies:

  • Red – Rodial stem cell lip balm (EXTREMELY TEMPTING!)
  • Cosmo – Your choice of 3 CID lip and cheek tints (in Plum cordial/Strawberry souffle/Rose tint) or mascara
  • Elle – Malin + Goetz 3 piece travel set (deluxe sample sizes of  face cleanser, lip moisturiser, Vitamin E face moisturiser)
  • Marie Claire – Balance Me Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm or Moisture Rich Face Cream in deluxe sample sizes
  • Instyle – Neal’s Yard Geranium & Orange Hand Cream

Thank you for reading 🙂 What will you be picking up this month?

Patience is a virtue… Really? Makeup Revolution discount code

:o(
Placed an order on Makeup Revolution site over the weekend. For some obvious reasons,  I’m very eager to receive it. I want to get my hands on those goodies. Ahh this is killing me.

While I wait for my MUR haul to arrive,  I don’t want you to miss out on discounts. You can get 25% off the entire range (Makeup Revolution and I ♡ Makeup) when using the code MUR25. I got this code with my #BBBBEAUTYBOX 3. The offer expires in 30th July. T&C applies.
More discounts

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Go shop alert! 15% off at Cult Beauty

Happy 6th Birthday Cult Beauty!  To celebrate you can get 15% off your entire order, use code 6BDAY at checkout. There are restrictions so please check t&c carefully.
Code valid until tomorrow 25th June.

Go Shop Alert! ASOS 20% off everything

Do you just love it when ASOS.com pop these 20% codes every now and then 😛

Here’s the code you will need to get 20% off your order, EPIC20. T&C applies, hurry, it only lasts unil 8am on 2nd June 2014 in the UK.

ps. Works for Benefit and even GHDs 😉

ASOS 20% off every for until 2nd June 2014

ASOS 20% off every for until 2nd June 2014

 

*For 20% off enter promo code EPIC20 at checkout. Offer ends at 8am Monday 2nd June 2014. Valid for one order per customer up to a maximum of £500 (pre-discount). Certain brands will not be available during the promotion period including Superdry UK Pull & Bear, Seafolly and Oyosho. This promo code cannot be used in conjunction with any other promo code or gift voucher. Costs relating to delivery services, including subscription to ASOS Premier, will be charged at the full rate as normal. ASOS reserves the right to terminate this discount without notice. For full promotion terms and conditions Click here.

*Exclusions apply, for full terms and conditions click here.

Go Shop Alert! House of Fraser brand event – Again?

Hiya, it just seems this is going on and on, the sales is back. This time House of Fraser has up to 40% in Womenswear and Menswear.

10% off Beauty

Up to 20% in selected Beauty lines

Here are some of my picks 😀

  • Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask 100ml – Now £17 (£22 RRP), 18 left at time of this post publishing!
  • Benefit Sugarbomb Blusher – £18.50 (£23.50 RRP) one of my favourite blush boxes from Benefit!
  • Benefit Rockateur- £18.50 (£23.50 RRP) – Gorgeous rose gold blusher
  • Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Complex II 30ml – £38 (£48 RRP)
  • Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream – £20 (£28 RRP)
  • Laura Mercier Eyelash Curler – £9.90 (£11 RRP)
  • Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette – £30 (£38.00 RRP)
  • Plus all 3 Naked eye shadow palettes are £33.30 (£37.00 RRP) Naked 1, Naked 2, Naked 3

Stock up if you see any of your favourite products 🙂

 

Happy Shopping!