Showing posts from April, 2012

Glossy Box: April 2012 Edition

This months Glossy Box is "The Natural Box"* as it's Earth Month. I think this is my favourite packaging so far, I really like the colour scheme and makes a nice change to the usual pink.
Figs & Rouge Peppermint And Tea Tree Balm - This is my favourite product, the tin is so cute and I love the design. It's very moisturising but also really glossy until it sinks in so would work over the top of lipsticks as well. I really like mint scented lip products and the tea tree isn't overpowering like it sometimes can be. This can actually be used as an all purpose balm for dry skin but I'll just be using it as a lip balm. This is a full sized product and costs £3.29 for 8ml.

Monuspa Enriched Body Cream - I haven't heard of the brand Monuspa before but I like the look of this moisturiser. It has a lovely scent of orange, lemon, geranium and rose. I'll probably save this for when I'm next traveling as it's the perfect size. The full sized product cos…

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Day 23 - Vegetable // Day 24 - Something Your Grateful For // Day 25 - Looking Down // Day 26 - Black + White // Day 27 - Somewhere You Went // Day 28 - 1pm // Day 29 - Circle // Day 30 - Something That Makes You Sad // Octopus Strawberry // Just Read And Loved // Daily's.
001 Cheating a little with the day 30 photo as it's still the 29th but I wanted to include it in this week's photos. I've really enjoyed this months photo so I'll definitely be doing it again next month. 

Davines Nounou Nourishing Repairing Hair Mask

I'm a huge fan of deep conditioners and I more often that not, use them as my normal conditioner as my hair is so dry. I usually stick to the shampoo's I know I like but when it comes to conditioner, I always like to try something new.

I hadn't heard too much about the brand Davines before trying out one of their products. They've been included in Glossyboxes recently, the two products are actually on my list of things to try out.

Over the past month or two I've been using the Nounou/Pak Nourishing Repairing Mask* designed for dry and brittle hair which basically describes my own. The olive butter in it helps to tame fly aways whilst softening and nourishing the hair. I either mix this with a normal conditioner and wash it off after 5 minutes or if I've got more time, I'll leave it on for 30 minutes on towel dried hair.

It has a very strong scent which I just associate with hair care products but neither my mum or I can pin point what it is. It's really…

[A'kin] Lavender Celluar Brightening Facial Mist

Toner was something I always used to skip but recently I've actually gotten into a routine of applying it. I really enjoyed using [A'kin]'s Rose Hydrating Mist last year so I thought I'd give the Lavender Brightening Mist* a go. Lavender is one of my favourite scents in skin care as it's just so relaxing and perfect for going to sleep.

The main thing I've been using this for is as a toner. I spray it all over my face after I've washed my face and before moisturiser, both morning and night. It's really moisturising which is perfect for my extremely dry skin. It's also really soothing which has helped with any areas of my skin that can get slightly irritated, especially my cheeks. My skin also looks brighter and more dewy after I've used it.

The facial mist can also be used throughout the day to either refresh make-up or if it's a particularly hot day. It's going to be perfect for during the summer and to take away on holiday.

The facial s…

L'occitane Pivoine Delicate Collection

Peonies are actually one of my favourite flowers, the other being tulips. So this collection from L'Occitane is perfect for me. After the success of the Pivoine Flora perfume last year they have come out with a limited edition collection, Pivoine Delicate. I have three products from the collection but there's also an eau de toilette, fresh mist and lip glosses.

I'm not usually one to keep the packaging of products but I think I'll have to with these. How beautiful are they?! I love the peony and could see it working really well as a print in a frame.

The first product I have is thehand cream* which has a twist cap lock. Something that I've seen on a lot of products I've used recently. It has the gorgeous pivoine delicate scent of peony petals with delicate and fresh green scents of Rose and Lily of the Valley
It's incredibly moisturising and leaves your hands feeling silky smooth. It isn't greasy at all and you can carry on with whatever your doing as s…

Models Own Dusty Mauve - NOTD

Dusty Mauve is one of those polishes that doesn't look the same on the nails as it does in the bottle. On the nails it's a gun metal grey but in the bottle it has a purple shimmer. I really like how it looks on the nails, it's really unique and nothing like anything else in my collection.

I only applied two layers but it could have done with a third coat but it had started to bubble slightly so didn't want to make that worse.

Liverpool Giants


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Day 16 - Flower // Day 17 - Something you don't like: waiting all day for a delivery // Day 18 - Hair // Neighbours cat // Odd socks // Day 19 - Orange // Triangle studs I don't know what to do with // Day 20 - Something you drew: self portrait for the blog's sidebar // Day 21 - Bottle // Sitting in the wind for an hour waiting // St Georges hall // Uncle giant // Day 22 - The last thing you bought.