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December Empties

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Haven't finished too many full sized products this month which is what I was expecting since the majority of the things I'm using at the moment are pretty new and full.

Liz Earle Shampoo - Sad to see this finished, it's my second bottle and I really like it. You can read my full review here along with my mum's. I will eventually buy a new bottle but I have so many different shampoos at the moment I'm trying to finish them up. This is in my top favourite shampoos.

The Body Shop Lemongrass Foot Powder Lotion - Think this has been discontinued now and I'm glad to have finished it. I liked it when I bought it but recently it's just been drying my feet out which is not what I want. If they still sold this, I wouldn't buy it again.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish - This is just a mini tube that I take away with me and has lasted a surprisingly long time. I have another mini tube so don't need to repurchase just yet. The best cleanser I've tried so far, l…

December Favourites

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This months favourites is my little winter survival kit. It's full of products to keep you moisturised with a bit of festive fun.

Soap & Glory Daily Smooth Body Butter - I've been using this on my feet every night to keep them smooth and soft. I walk around in my bare feet a lot in the summer so they're always really dry. This also smells great too.

Lush Helping Hands hand cream - I've been keeping this in my bag as well as on my bedside table so I'm constantly applying this to my hands each day. I'm not so keen on the scent but it's really moisturising which makes up for it. It's lavender and chamomile scented but I think it's the chamomile that I don't like. I also love the little pump dispenser.

Models Own Scarlet Sparkle - This is the perfect red glitter for this time of year. You can see my NOTD here. It's also pretty easy to remove for a glitter polish.

Space NK Laughter Perfume - I got this mini bottle of perfume in my Latest In Beau…

Models Own Fuzzy Peach - NOTD

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Bit of a summer colour but thought I'd post it anyway as I started messing around with konad before I could photograph my new topshop polish.

I was hoping this was going to be a better version of Golden Peach but without the shimmer which it definitely is. The formula is nice, only needing 2 coats to achieve bottle colour.

Christmas Sale Shopping

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I'm not very good at sale shopping. Either I can never be bothered to look through everything or I only find things I like that aren't in the sale. Here's a few bits I did pick up today and a couple of extra presents I got from my family that came round the other day.

I've wanted a necklace like this for ages but haven't seen one that isn't too expensive. I mostly wear plain tops so thought this would go with a lot of items I already own. This one was from Topshop, £7 reduced from £15. I would never have bought it full price, the same price is much more worth it.

These three weren't in the sale but I had a gift card so thought I'd get them anyway. I went in looking for a cream blush but they only had Neon Rose which I didn't want. The nail polish, Mercury Miasma, looks nothing like it does in the photo. It's a light silver blue which sometimes looks like it has a bit of lilac in it. It has a bit of a foil finish to it like Models Own Blue Moon. …

Christmas Presents 2011

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Thought I'd share some of my Christmas presents that will be making appearances on the blog over the next few months. I got a lot of nail polish! I'm pretty content with my make-up collection at the moment but can't seem to stop wanting or buying nail polish. I also love reading other peoples present posts so if you've done one link me in the comments :)


How pretty is the packaging for this Rococo nail polish! I just love the box, I don't normally keep packaging for products but this polish is definitely going to be kept in it's box. This is the 24k gold leaf polish that I've been wanting for something like two years. It's probably the most expensive polish I'll ever own but I love it.


Next up is some polishes from Guppy, which is a Korean brand. You can see the polishes in more detail below and expect some NOTD's with these soon! The pink polish leaves your nails looking very natural but just a tad more pink. It looks really pretty and is perfe…

Week In Photos 066

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Last Graze box // Organising Christmas cards to be hung on the walls // Christmas card from Aussie and personalised shampoo bottle! // Christmas presents // Glittery drink // Trying Konad for the first time // Christmas // Cats Christmas present // chocolate overload. 
001 Had a lovely relaxing Christmas day, ate a lot, family time and opened lots of lovely presents. I'll be showing a few bits and bobs I got that are some what beauty related. You can definitely tell what I'm into at the moment. Little hint in one of the photos!

002 Hope everyone had a great day even if you don't celebrate Christmas! :)

003 The rest of the family are coming down Tuesday which I'm really excited about. Haven't seen them all since the start of November and it's not often we're (mostly) all in one house.

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Hair Treatment

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Today I'm talking about an exciting new product from Liz Earle which is the Botanical Shine Treatment* which will be available at the start of January.



This treatment is designed to combat frizzy, coarse and dry hair which pretty much describes my own hair! I use a deep conditioner every time I wash my hair as it's just so dry so this is perfect for me.

The treatment has the same packaging as the normal conditioner but is slightly smaller, containing 150ml, and has the same fresh citrus scent.

You can either use this as a quick 10 minute treatment after shampooing which is perfect for everyday or leave it on for 30 minutes for more of a pamper. You could even leave it on overnight which will leave your hair feeling amazing once washed out in the morning.

I have very long hair and probably use about a cherry tomato sized amount which was a lot less than I expected to use. A good bonus though as I thought I'd go through this tube really quickly.

When I first used it, I immed…

Gwdihw Nail Wizard Balm

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To start off a little background information on the brand as it's pretty new to me. Gwdihw is pronounced goody hoo, which it says on the tin for you. They're a Welsh brand who use locally grown herbs infused in their balms. You can see from the photo below how natural their products are.



The Nail Wizard balm* is encased in a cute little metal tin which actually opens really easily. This is great as I've always had a problem with metal tins, Lush sample tins - I'm looking at you!

It's the perfect product for this time of year, my hands, especially the skin round my nails get really dry and sometimes cracked. My nails tend to peel when I wear nail polish for a long time too. I apply this on my nails  each night before I got to bed as it is a bit greasy. This does go away once soaked in though. I also apply this onto my cuticles either when I take nail polish off or applied a new coat.

It has a really fresh lemon scent which is lovely. The ingredients list is really i…

Week In Photos 065

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Unusual drinks from M&S // Decorating the Christmas tree // First snow fall of the winter // Mini cupcakes //  Homemade banana bread with passion fruit icing - Ah-mazing! // Wreck This Journal stamp page- work in progress

001 Cannot believe it's only a week till Christmas! Still haven't got all my present shopping done and I'm waiting for a few bits in the post to arrive. Hopefully they will before Christmas!

002 SO excited that it snowed for the first time this week even if the snow didn't stick around for more than a day. It still made me happy. It's my favourite weather and I hope we get a lot more of it soon. Although I don't want it to stop my family coming up after Christmas.