Thursday, 27 September 2012
Bumble and Bumble Creme De Coco Masque (150ml, £21.50, link)*
If you've been following my blog for a while, you may have picked up on the fact that I love anything coconut scented. So when this tube of Bumble and Bumble Creme De Coco Masque popped through my letterbox, the very first thing I did was have a good old sniff. And believe me when I say it smells oh-so-good! But what did my hair think of it?
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer - Blemish & Shine Control (30ml, £29, link)*
Today's post is something of a rave review, so you'll have to forgive me if I start jumping up and down with excitement whilst I'm describing this wonder product to you.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
There have been some good tags doing the rounds on the blogosphere once again, and this one has been a recent favourite mine to read. These are the 10 products that I would repurchase straight away if they randomly decided to disappear one day! It was very difficult to pick just 10 of course, so all of these naturally fall into that coveted Holy Grail pile for me and represent just a handful of the insane amount of products that I use on a regular basis. I was tagged by CSI Beauty and I tag any #bbloggers who are reading this and fancy doing it!
Monday, 24 September 2012
Earlier this month I reviewed Liz Earle's Lash Definition Smudgeproof Mascara (link) which has been my current go-to mascara for everyday (especially in this dreary wet weather!). I'm pleased to say that I've recently added two more Liz Earle make-up items to my morning routine, in the shape of their Signature Eye Colour and their Blend & Contour Brush.
Sunday, 23 September 2012
(1) The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Based on the travel memoirs of a young Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, this film is beautifully shot across much of Latin America and the parts in Peru especially, are absolutely breathtaking. You don't have to be a Marxist buff to enjoy this as the politics associated with Che aren't the main theme here. Instead you get an insight into how travel and meeting people from different cultures can shape a person's humanity and outlook on life instead. This is one of those films I could watch again and again.
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Joliebox (£10 per month + P&P, link)
This month's Joliebox arrived bright and early this morning. Mine appears to be packaged in one of the special coloured boxes they brought out last month, so I'm guessing this is overstock? Regardless, I love the blue colour and the London Fashion Week themed contents are non too shabby either.
Friday, 21 September 2012
Evolve Daily Detox Facial Wash (200ml, £10.99)*
Evolve are one of those brands that I see pop up every now and again via various blogs and online sites, so I've always been curious about them. They tick a lot of boxes in terms of being natural, having some organic ingredients and being made in the UK etc, so I was excited to try out one of their face washes.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
I came across this independent company a while back called Read The Label via Bow Tied Beauty's blog. They're based in Finchley, London and specialise in hand making natural soaps and other products from 100% pure plant based ingredients. I made a little order via their online shop and purchased two bars of their unrefined raw Shea Butter and a lovely bar of soap.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Taking an interest the environment has always been a passion of mine, especially as I currently study Environmental Science part-time. One of the most alarming discoveries in recent years has been the worldwide decline of bees which directly threatens our entire ecosystem and our current way of life. It's vital to save bees, so I was really happy to see one of Britain's most well known (and loved!) organic and natural highstreet brands, Neal's Yard Remedies, launching their Bee Lovely and Help Save The Bees Campaign for a second year running. I was very kindly sent two products from their Bee Lovely range to try out.
Monday, 17 September 2012
It always takes me a while to ease myself into the usual A/W nail shades, but I find metallics are always a good inbetweener (and generally nice to wear all year round anyway). Today's NOTD is brought to you by OPI's Brand New Skates, a pretty gunmetal grey with some very fine gold shimmer in. As much as I love the shade, I can't say I'm in love with the formula all that much. It's definitely one of the thinnest metallic formulas I have in my collection, and it requires 3-4 coats to achieve a good opacity.
What are you wearing on your nails today?
JĀSÖN Brightening Apricot Scrubble (128ml, £5.29, link)*
I'm a huge fan of JĀSÖN's products (previous reviews here), and I have been trying out their much hyped Apricot Scrubble for the last few weeks. I can certainly see why so many bloggers have been adding this scrub to their skincare routines, it's amazing!
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Friday, 14 September 2012
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Amarya box (£10 + P&P per month, link)
This month's Amarya box came in a much bigger box than usual and I couldn't wait to open it. To see what's inside and to enter a little giveaway just click below.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Monday, 10 September 2012
I gave my nails a well deserved rest over the weekend and was planning to leave them alone for the duration of this week too, but couldn't resist this oh-so-pretty neutral shade from Ciate. Bon Bon applies smoothly with two coats, and then I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite to give it that mega glossy finish. Love it!
What are you wearing on your nails today?
Liz Earle Lash Definition Smudgeproof Mascara in Black (8ml, £14.50, link)*
Today sees the exciting launch of the full Liz Earle make-up range which extends upon their previously released Colour Capsule Collection. The full range is just that; from new foundations to lipsticks and everything in between, I'm already making a huge wishlist from it! I was kindly sent their Lash Definition Smudgeproof Mascara and couldn't wait to try it out.
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Review: Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl Waterproof Eyeliner in Superblack (dupe for MAC Smoulder Eye Kohl)
Friday, 7 September 2012
Thursday, 6 September 2012
I was first introduced to Inika's make-up via their mineral eyeshadows (reviews/swatches of those here and here) and had made a mental note to check out more of their range. I was kindly sent these three products to try out, and thought that this post would serve as an ideal introduction to Inika's base range for those who are curious about this high-end, natural, vegan friendly brand.
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
I've been meaning to do a 'Shopping My Stash' post for absolutely ages, but it was only when I saw Sophia's posts recently, that I finally decided to have a good old rummage through my make-up collection. The concept of 'Shopping My Stash' is simple - you basically go shopping via your beauty stash! No money or budgeting required. Now that's really the best kind of shopping isn't it?
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Monday, 3 September 2012
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Rose and Lavender Prince's Trust Special Edition (150ml, £19.75, link)*
Simplicity is something that is often lacking in the beauty world, especially when it comes to skincare. The newest and latest product releases often scream 'high tech' or feature a brand new pioneering ingredient which promises to make your skin 'glow from within' (or something...). Thankfully, there are many skincare brands who still like to keep things simple and Liz Earle is simply one of the best ones for it. Case in point, their brand new release which is a simple twist on a much loved favourite of mine.
Sunday, 2 September 2012
Glitter nail polishes often look best when applied over an opaque shade, but China Glaze's Luxe and Lush is not your usual itty bitty glitter. Check out those reflective chunky flakes! The flakes are duo-chrome esque and you can pick out hints of gold, blue and pink in the mix which all reflect the light beautifully. I love wearing this on its own over well groomed nails, there's something very delicate and princess-like about it.
What are you wearing on your nails this weekend?
Saturday, 1 September 2012
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