Showing posts from November, 2013

Beauty Box: Love Me Beauty October 2013

I decided to try out the Love Me Beauty beauty box to see what is was like.  With this box you can pick between a few options so you're more likely to receive products you will like and use. The only downside is what happens if you don't like any of the options which sort of happened with me picking the October box to start with. I wasn't that impressed with any of the options but picked this one as I didn't want to receive a surprise box.

Anatomicals Help The Paw Hand Cream - I've tried a couple of products from Anatomicals before and haven't liked them so it was a shame to see the brand in the box. This hand cream is ok - nothing special.

Lord & Berry Smudgeproof Eye Liner in Smoke - Smoke is a really nice taupe shade and it lives up to it's name, once it dries it is very hard to remove! It's a nice alternative to black if you want something a little less harsh.

Amie Eye Make-up Remover - This eye make-up remover contains perfume which really irrita…

Beauty Box: Glossybox November 2013

Elegant Touch Rapid Dry For Nails - I've tried this sort of spray before but from a different brand and it worked quite well. It's an oil in spray form which is what makes your nail polish dry quicker. Pleased to have this as I hate waiting for polish to dry especially right before going to bed.

Yves Rocher Cacao & Orange Hand Cream - As the name suggests, this smells incredible and good enough to eat. It's quite a light hand cream so it sinks in quickly, a good one to keep on my desk at work, but is still very moisturising. It sort of leaves a matte feeling which I quite like.

Agese Oils Face Glow - Recently I've become a huge fan of face oils so excited to try this one out. It's a lotus and peppermint oil so it smells really nice. You only need one or two drops and sinks in nicely into the skin.

Vichy Idealia Life Serum & Cream - I've wanted to try this serum since it came out but I've put off buying it as I already have a couple of other serums to u…

Empties: November 2013

Bioderma Micellar Solution - Another bottle of Bioderma finished! Oh how I love this stuff. It takes off make-up easily and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, I can't ask for anything else. I've tried quite a lot of Micellar waters recently and I still haven't found a better one than this. I'm fully stocked with a couple of Bioderma back ups so no need to buy a bottle at the moment.

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub - I've been through so many of these I've lost count! The smell reminds me of coke with lime and is a dream to use along with the shower gel and body butter. It's a great body scrub as well and leaves your skin feeling moisturised. I already have another one to use so no need to repurchase just yet but I always do.

Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water I really did not enjoy using this micellar water as I think the rose in it irritated my skin and I got little patches of eczema around my eyes from it. I didn't really connect the eczema wi…

Update 001

For some reason I've been having a hard time blogging this past month or two. It's not that I can't think of what to post, I've got a huge list of ideas and posts in my draft folder. Instead I just can't seem to find the time. When I get home from work all I want to do is wrap up in my duvet and read a good book or catch up on tv. Not sit at my desk working on my laptop. The light has also been horrible in the mornings the past couple of weeks which is when I'm able to take photos before work. Here's to hoping I'm able to get back into blogging properly this weekend!

In better news I'm getting a new bed! I've had my, now old, bed for about eight years and the mattress has completely worn away so the past month or so it feels like I've been sleeping on bare springs. This morning was spent moving out the old frame and creating a space for a brand spanking new double bed. My old bed was a single and I cannot wait to be able to stretch out a bi…

Beauty Box: Birchbox November 2013

Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Body Butter - I would have prefered the Fresh Fig scent but I'm really happy to see this mini body butter in the box. I've wanted to try the Laura Mercier bath and body range for such a long time and so far, this product does not disappoint. It's light and sinks in straight away but feels incredibly moisturising. I can see myself buying a full size of this with my Birchbox points but as this is quite a sickly sweet scent I'd go for the fig version.

Weleda Replenishing Oat Shampoo - I never would have thought to try a shampoo from Weleda but I do love their skin care products as well as bath and body. This version of their shampoo is for dry and damaged hair which reduces breakage. I've gotten two uses from this mini tube but haven't been able to try it for long enough to see if it irritates the eczema on my scalp. It did make my hair feel clean and soft when I did use it though.

Chella Highlighter Pencil - I really like the idea of the…

NOTD: Sally Hansen Zip It! Nail Polish Strips

Today I'm sharing the last set of Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips that I have. I've been waiting for Fragrance Direct to start selling nice designs and they finally have so I'll be making an order soon but for now here is Zip It!

I tried to make it look like the zip lines up but it was quite hard to do as I was mixing up the sizes. It looks pretty good on this hand but my right hand, not so much. Application was easy just like the last set but it seemed to take longer to dry as I had a bit of lifting at the edges after pulling my tights up. Removal was easy again, I just used the Bourjois nail polish remover pot.

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Bioderma Micellar Solution - Do I really have to say how much I love this? That's a given isn't it. I got this tiny bottle in the September Birchbox and I was so happy to see it there. I only use this to take off my eye make-up so I can get three uses out of it which is perfect. You can also top it up easily once it's empty which is what I'll be doing. I have a couple of back ups waiting to be used so no need to repurchase just yet!

Alpha-H Absolute Eye Complex - I really loved this eye cream when I first started using it but I've since started using the Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream which I like even more. This is a gel which I really liked as it never felt heavy even if I applied a little bit too much product and it sunk in pretty quickly. I do really like this eye cream but as I've said, I prefer the Caudalie one which I'm going to buy once I've used up the other eye creams I have.

REN Gycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask - I've wanted to try this …

Current Favourites 001

I stopped posting montlhy favourites in August so I thought it was about time I shared my current favourites. There's been a couple of products that I've reached for a lot more than others lately.

Firstly is a mask that has quickly become one of my favourites. With the weather continuously getting colder my skin gets drier so this hydrating mask from Aveda is an essential. I simply apply a thick layer after cleansing and leave it on for about 15 minutes and rinse away any excess. My skin is left feeling and looking a lot less dry and I find serum and moisturiser sinks in a lot better after using this.

Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara is an unexpected favourite as I only bought it because I had a discount voucher from Boots and only ended up paying a couple of pounds for it. I really like the curved plastic wand and it holds a curl really well. It works really well on my bottom lashes as well and doesn't smudge or flake off.

The Super Facialist By Una Brennan Miracle Makeove…

Brand Over View: balance Me

It's not often I try a lot of products from the same brand at the same time but recently I've bought a couple of balance Me products so thought I'd share my thoughts.

Rose Otto Body Cream - This was a nice little freebie with an order and a good sized one as well. I love rose scented body products and this one doesn't disappoint. It isn't an artificial rose scent which I was really pleased about. It's a lightweight cream that sinks into the skin immediately but is still very moisturising. I'm a big fan of this and can see myself finishing it pretty quickly! The full size is £18 for 200ml or you can buy this 30ml tube for £6.

Rose Otta Body Wash - I've gone through so many bottles of this shower gel as it has a proper rose scent, nothing artificial or old lady. It also lathers really nicely and makes a great bubble bath. It's not the cheapest to use on an everyday basis but nice for a treat every now and again. £4.50 for 55ml, £10 for 100ml and £12.25…

Skin Care Diary: October 2013

Through out each month I'll be keeping a skin care diary and jotting down what I use on an every day basis. At the end of the month I'll tally up what has been used the most and share the products with you. 

Before I tallied up which products I'd used the most this past month, I thought it would be very similar to Septembers pickings but actually only two are the same. This month my skin has been a lot drier thanks to the change in weather and it's also been a lot more sensitive. Quite a lot of days this month I haven't even cleansed, only applied moisturiser, as my skin was that sensitive. Despite my skin being so dry I had a couple of horrible break outs and pulled in the big guns, Mario Badescu Drying Lotion.

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum // Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet // Bioderma Micellar Solution // Balance Me Cleanse And Smooth Face Balm // Caudalie Beauty Elixir // Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque // Aesop Parsley…