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1.   LGNS London Roses & Diamonds Eau de Parfum
2.  Marks & Spencer Nail Polish Remover Pads 
3.  The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Lip Butter 
4.  Bomb Cosmetics Pina Colada Pout Polish

5. 
King of Shaves SuperGel Shaving Gel
6. 
Montagne Jeunesse Travel Pamper Pack


LGNS Roses & Diamonds Eau de Parfum  £19.99  (February 2013)
There are so many great cruelty-free products on the market that we're spoilt for choice when it comes to make-up, skin and hair care. Perfume, however, can be a little more difficult. So we were delighted to be introduced to LGNS London. The company offers a choice of two quality perfumes - Serenity and Roses & Diamonds. As we just can't resist flowers and jewels, we opted for Roses & Diamonds.

The first thing we noticed was the packaging - the cute 30ml bottle comes in a nice box and is wrapped in pretty pink tissue paper.

LGNS london roses & diamonds perfume 

Once opened, we fell in love with this perfume at first squirt! According to LGNS, the aroma is 'a rich warm oriental accord opening with sparkling mandarin, raspberry and roses notes entwined with sweet aniseed and soft florals, resting on a base of cedar, vanilla and musk'. All we know is that it's flipping lovely! 'Luxurious, glamorous and feminine' were the words our team used.

As it's an Eau de Parfum, the smell lasts longer than a simple Eau de Toilette and we just needed a quick top-up spray before we headed out in the evening. After a couple of hours, you're left with a rich scent (vanilla maybe?) which, judging by the number of people that asked us what perfume we were wearing, is very nice indeed! 

LGNS london roses & diamonds perfume

We're really taken with Roses & Diamonds - the smell is lovely; it's soft enough to wear during the day yet perfect for nights out too, and it's great value for money compared to other 'designer' perfumes.

Now we just need to try Serenity ..
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Marks & Spencer Nail Polish Remover Pads £3 (for 6)  (December 2012)

The box contains six individually-wrapped nail polish remover pads. We're usually sceptics when it comes to this kind of product because ones we've tried in the past have been really greasy and pretty ineffective and we've ended up using loads in one go! Thank goodness, though, these offerings from Mark & Spencer are different.

The red pads themselves are nice and thick with a felt-like texture and as the remover is acetone free, they can be used on natural or artificial nails. The box claims that one pad is sufficient to remove polish from all 10 nails, and we're pleased to say that's true! Even on black nail varnish one pad did the trick.

They also contain glycerine which helps to moisturise the nails and cuticles so you're not left with that horrid dry white residue!

They might make daily polish removal a bit pricey, but as each pad is individually wrapped they're perfect for keeping in your handbag or taking on holidays and trips away. We like!

M&S Marks & Spencer Nail Polish Remover Pads
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The Body Shop* Sweet Lemon Lip Butter  £4.00  (November 2012)

Our lips were in need of some TLC and we certainly felt pampered and spoilt when we tried this fab-smelling sweet lemon lip butter from Body Shop.

From the moment you unscrew the lid, the smell is just divine - think lemon puff biscuits and you will understand why we just wanted to eat it straight from the pot. But, ever the professionals, we refrained from consuming it and instead used it in the manner for which it was designed, and we can't say we were disappointed. 

It's easy to rub in and not as greasy as some lip treatments can be. A little goes a long way and it leaves your lips soft, smooth and deliciously kissable. Mwah!               

Body Shop sweet lemon lip butter

* Parent company not approved

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Bomb Cosmetics Pina Colada Pout Polish  £2.49  (October 2012)

Bomb Cosmetics is a favourite at Beauty Without The Beasts for its fabulous candles and bath bombs that are almost too beautiful to use! So, we were eager to try some of its other offerings.

The fantastically-named Pina Colada Pout Polish comes in a nice little tub and really does taste like our favourite cocktail!

Bomb Cosmetics Put lip polish pina colada

It was quite solid in the pot though and we had to press to get it out so we wouldn't recommend storing it anywhere too cold. However, once it's warmed up and on the lips, it's really easy to use.

It contains granules for the initial 'polishing' action which go quite quickly so you can also use it as a lip balm throughout the day. It left our lips smelling - and tasting! - delicious and feeling nice and silky smooth, so we guess it does exactly what it says on the tin!

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King of Shaves SuperGel Shaving Gel   £3.99  (October 2012)

When it comes to shaving our legs, we usually prefer the 'for women' ranges with their pink packaging and girlie scents. But, when we ran out one day, we had to borrow a tube of men's King Of Shaves gel - and we were pleasantly surprised.

Firstly, the colour (yellow) and smell (fresh lemon) were more then girlie enough. The lack of foam did bother us at first, but this actually meant that we could see what were doing (no nicked ankles) and didn't waste most of it down the plughole! The oils left our skin feeling wonderful and we were sporting the smoothest legs we've had for a while.

The price is purse-friendly and it's easy to pick up in supermarkets and high street chemists. We might just be sold on this, sorry guys!


King of Shaves Super gel shaving
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Montagne Jeunesse Travel Pamper Pack  £5.00  (September 2012) 

We tried this pamper pack on our Spanish balcony while sipping Sangria - so please excuse any lapses in our memories! The set comes in a cute 'booklet' containing single-use sachets of lime hair masque, apricot skin smoother, blueberry foot cooler, pomegranate face mask and two orange body washes.

We were concerned that the range of scents would be a bit 'clashing' but they actually complement each other very well and the combined fruitiness is gloriously summery!

Montagne Jeunesse travel pack

Our favourite product was the peel-off face mask which smelt delicious and left our skin clear and smooth. A word of warning though, it is very sticky and we were picking bits out of our hairline - and off the sun lounger - for hours! We also really liked the skin smoother which helped to gently get rid of rough patches and prepare our skin for the sun. We weren't as taken with the foot cooler which, although did cool our tootsies and leave them feeling beautifully silky, also left a kind of powdery residue which we found irritating after a while and ended up showering off.

We felt that the pack could also have been improved by the introduction of a lotion instead of one of the body washes so that it was a true top-to-toe pack but it is a perfect set for travelling and a great value way to try a host of Montagne Jeunesse products.  

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