Sunday, 30 August 2015

Mascaras on Trial

I have multiple blushers, eyeshadows, lip products, nail polishes... but when it comes to mascara, normally one is enough for me. Especially when they need replacing every 3 or 4 months! However, recently and unexpectedly, four new ones came into my life all around the same time and I've been rotating them daily to trial and compare. As judge and jury, it's now time to deliver my verdicts.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Currently Loving: Roger and Gallet Hand Creams

I have mentioned countless times over the years that my favourite hand creams are by the French brand L'Occitane and I'm never usually without one (I always stock up when Marie Claire give them away free every winter!). However recently I've been reaching for the Roger and Gallet hand creams in Fleur de Figuier and Bienfiats and do you know what, they are very close to knocking L'Occitane off the top spot.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Naturisimo Cleanse and Polish Discovery Box

When it comes to buying green and organic beauty products, Naturisimo is my one stop online shop. They stock a massive range of brands such as Green People, Oskia, Jurlique and Jane Iredale, covering hair, makeup, skin and more. Every so often they put together a one off themed beauty box and the latest is the Cleanse and Polish Discovery Box, which I couldn't pass up.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Little Ondine: The Peelable Nail Polish

When it comes to bad beauty habits I am the first one to admit that one of my worst is picking off my nail polish. I am just so lazy when it comes to digging out some cotton wool and Cutex. So the lazy girl's nail polish dream? Colour that lasts but comes off easily and quickly - introducing the solution: the Little Ondine range of peelable polish. 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The Perfect Pedi

When it comes to having a pamper and treating my skin, I am very neglectful of my feet. I always paint my nails when the sandals come out, but that's often as far as it goes! So when ClearZal, a footcare brand who have developed products especially for the care of your legs, feet and nails, sent me some products to carry out the "perfect pedi", I knew it was the chance to turn my "regime" around.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Prime Time

Primer: making beauty products last for longer and making little old me much happier. Who wants to be constantly touching up their makeup? Not me that's for sure. I also love the fact that many primers now are multi-tasking and come with additional benefits as well as longevity. I have quite a few different types that I rely on on a regular if not daily basis.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

You Beauty Discovery Box August 2015

August's You Beauty Discovery Box has dropped and yet again it's another good one. After July's amazing box (here) I thought this month would be a bit of a let down, but I'm really happy with it. The theme for August is "Summer Essentials" and as usual is a real mixture of skincare, makeup and haircare from a mixture of brands. I found it quite easy to make my two product choices this month.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Review: Merumaya Luxury Facial Wash and Manual Cleansing Brush

Foaming face washes were never something I incorporated into my skincare routine until recently; it can be hard to find the right one when so many of them contain SLS and strip your skin of all its moisture. So when I came across the Merumaya Luxury Facial Wash, designed for blemish prone skin but yet so gentle that it is also suitable for dry and mature skins, I was very intrigued.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

The First Impressions Follow Up: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

Last year I posted my first impressions of the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation after picking up a sample pot from Space NK when looking for a foundation to wear on my wedding day. I'm very fussy with base products and after finding that I really, really liked it, I dug out my bank card and splashed out £31.00 on the full size 30ml bottle. 

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

July Empties #3

This month's empties has a distinct skincare theme; no makeup finished whatsoever! I have hit pan on a few powders recently but that's it... I clearly have too many variations of the same items!! I could probably do with a sort out as I'm sure there are a few dried out mascaras lurking in my makeup boxes somewhere.


Sunday, 2 August 2015

Superdrug Travel Essentials

I am so excited to be going on my first foreign holiday in four years this September to Italy, which also happens to be my honeymoon AND my first ever two week break. To be honest excited isn't really the word! For me, the airport shopping is part of the whole holiday experience - hello duty free! Plus of course those last minute buys after inevitably forgetting the essentials like suncream or insect repellent!
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