Sunday, 30 November 2014


I've been doing a little change up in my skincare, finding what works for me and sticking to it! I wanted to try out a night cream, purely because I wanted to see if there's a difference. 
In the morning I use The Body Shop's Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream which works for me and my skin type! It's nourishing and very gentle but gives the right amount of hydration without being greasy. 

The Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream is the same creamy gel texture with a light pinky tone to it. It's definitely nourishing but isit nourishing enough? For very dry patches it doesn't give enough hydration, especially during the night when my skin needs it the most. It's alot lighter than my usual pick and isn't as intense. I'd recommend this more for normal to dry skin types rather than very dry, it doesn't give me the moisture I need. 

It isn't greasy or tacky feeling and there's no smell whatsoever, the night cream doesn't sting or irritate any sensitive areas. What's great about this is that it sinks in quickly, so I can apply this straight before bed without my head sticking to the pillow. I wish I loved this, I expected so much and unfortunately it didn't live up to my expectations. For now, I'll carry on using the Vitamin E Instense Cream until I find something better! 

Saturday, 29 November 2014


A selection of products I've been keeping my eye on for some time, reading reviews and comparing others against them to see if there's anything better out there! Fortunately, there isn't so these are the lucky ones that have gained a place on another wishlist of mine. (Atleast then I can remember what I need, and what I want!) Have fun browsing, please leave a comment if you've tried any of these! 

(From Top to Bottom, Left to Right)

Friday, 28 November 2014


A fairly short but sweet favourites this month, so let's start! Nip + Fab have unveiled their new Dragon's Blood Skincare Range and I have been loving the cleansing pads. They're really simple, great for travelling and make my skincare routine completely fuss-free! *Thumbs up* They're really soft and make taking of make-up off much more enjoyable, shorter process. Read about them here! 

Another skincare favourite, Botanics All Bright Serum - basically does what it says on the tin! It brightens and hydrates without any greasy or tacky feeling left behind. My skin looks brighter and more alive, my skin doesn't look as dull. Now all I need is something to vanish my pesky dark circles!

My new favourite face mask is the Dead Sea Mud Face Mask by Montagne Jeunesse. This mask is seriously good stuff, when I get a serious build up of spots or dry, flaky skin I turn to this! It calms my skin, tones down all the spots and helps clear out my pores. 

Two cheek products by Revlon - read about them here!  The blusher is a very natural, light toned pink that I wear everyday when I want a natural flush. And the Bronzer is a natural, dirty brown shade that's perfect for any skin tone and isn't orange.

Two of my most favourite brow products are the Maybelline Brow Drama and Rimmel Brow Pencil, I recently switched to lighter shades of brown because my hair is alot lighter now. I can fill in my brows and any sparse any, then comb through and set them for the day. Brow Heaven! 

Thursday, 27 November 2014


Rimmel Lip Liner in Eastend Snob is something that's been spoken about alot recently, either it's a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Liner in Pillow Talk or it's a Kylie Jenner Lip Product.
Eastend Snob is beautiful, nude pink that you can either wear over lip balm on its own or wear under lipstick. Either way it will look gorgeous! It drys matte and is very long-lasting, this is very creamy and feels comfortable on the lips and blends in seamlessly. It isn't irritating or drying and doesn't flake off towards the end of the day when its life line comes to an end. You know what I'm talking about! 

What's great about this liner is that the lid clips on so it won't dry off inside the packaging, and it's a twist up crayon so there's no waste and it definitely won't get stuck inside the lid. We've all been there! The tip is Very small, perfect for getting in corners or your cupids bow. It's something I use more frequently when I want my lips to look fuller but not overly done. 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Day to day my bag changes as I'm either swapping bags or depending on the occasion, I pack more much needed junk inside. Have a nose around, take a peak inside and I hope you enjoy! 

The bag itself is from Zara, the Mini Shopper with Pocket in Burgundy I wrote about recently here. With three compartments it's perfect for keeping things separated and organised, two are open but the middle compartment can be zipped up which is great for keeping personal items or valuables. The deep burgundy colour makes it perfect for the Autumn/Winter months but it also adds a statement to any classic monochrome outfit and stands out against the black and white.  

I'm in love with this scarf, because of the grey colour I know it will go with anything and with the added specks of colour running through it I team this with any outfit. It's so cosy and super thick and warm.I've linked it up here! I also wrote a post about it yesterday so you can see the scarf on - linked here. 

The Purse of course has to be Kate Spade, and with it being black I know I will never tire of it and it will go with anything. If I know I'll be running round all day I carry The Nivea Double Effect Deodorant as it keeps things fresh with it's light floral scent. My staple body cream is Palmer's Cocoa Body Butter, I've gone on about this so much I won't bore you anymore - read about it here!  

Of course I need a lip balm, I can't live without one day to day! My current favourite is Vaseline's Queen Bee that I wrote about the other day - find that here.  It's so nourishing with the added honey and smells delicious, it's a shame this is limited edition! Then we move on to my make-up bag, you can kind of guess what's inside there because I tend not to switch-up the products as often as I'd like to but if you'd like to see a 'What's In My Make-up bag' then leave a comment below. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


I've finally found the PERFECT Winter Scarf and it was hiding in Debenhams, I literally looked in every shop before I found this one! As soon as I saw it I instantly fell in love, it's just the thing I've been looking for, with an overall grey colour I can wrap this over any coat and it has little specks of colour dotted around so I can team this with almost anything!

It's super cosy and really long so I tend to wrap this round once and still have some leftover to move around and position perfectly. This also has tassles on the end to add a little extra something to the scarf, I'm so warm in this scarf it keeps away that horrible chill that's lingering around. It's just beautiful and I can't bear to go a day without this as it's due a spin round the washing machine soon! I've linked it up here for you guys, but it does look alot thinner online that what it is in the shop! 

Monday, 24 November 2014


I've had this post lined up for a while, it's inevitable that I had to do this! The Vanilla products from The Body Shop are the perfect fit as they're released in November and part of their Christmas Limited Edition Range. I tried these last year and instantly fell in love so much so that when they started selling off their last batch of Vanilla Body Butters I bought a bag full! Find the full Vanilla range here!

Body Butter, retails for £13.00 and is a gift sent from heaven - that's if you're a lover of vanilla! With it's beautiful buttery texture it leaves my skin feeling silky and soft and smelling lovely. It isn't greasy cream and doesn't leave a horrible feeling on the skin, it absorbs instantly and leaves behind the festive scent. 

Shower Cream, £4.00 - this shower cream lathers up great and fills my shower with the heavenly scent. This is very rich and indulgent and leaves my skin really soft and smooth. The fragrance is one of my favourites, I love anything Vanilla or Coconut and this is paradise for me!

Vanilla Brulee Sparkler is priced at £15.00 and comes in a beautiful, old school perfume bottle which completes any beauty bloggers background! This is very light with tiny bits of glitter to stop those winter blues adding a glow to the skin. This doesn't irritate any of my sensitive skin, none of the products do but this one is certainly something I wouldn't normally use. You can spritz this on either skin or in your hair and it will give that golden goddess shimmer.

Body Polish, retails at £10.00 which seems expensive for a scrub but it's so gentle and filled with good, natural ingredients great for our skin. I gently buff this into my skin and it removes any dead skin, leaving everything very soft and smooth and smelling great. This is what dreams are made of!  

Sunday, 23 November 2014


L'Oreal Paris La Palette Nude is something that's spread like wildfire through the beauty world and I finally got my hands on one as you can see in my latest beauty buys. When I heard that L'Oreal were introducing a budget palette similar to it's high end friends I knew I had to have it. The shade range is beautiful and one for everyone, with it's subtle beige's and brown shades to strong purples and pinks, this is a winner all round! 

This Palette in Rose is filled with beautiful shades and perfect for any eye look, there are ten shades; four matte and six shimmer. They're all very pigmented and have a gorgeous buttery soft texture but unfortunately the shades don't have names so I've swatched them as they're set out in the palette from left to right. 

This is ideal for travelling with its great shade range and a very thin but sturdy compact - it also comes with a double ended brush already placed inside, and the brush isn't too shabby! The shades are good quality, blend in very easily and have long-lasting power. There's no fall out from the brush or once you apply any of these shades, a must in any beauty junkies collection as it's such great quality and very affordable at drugstore price. 

Saturday, 22 November 2014


Jo Malone is one of those brands I heard only through blogging, mainly Tanya Burr, but her colognes have been on my wishlist for a while. I smelt their NEW Wood, Sage and Sea Salt Perfume and instantly fell in love with the scent. When I first read the name I thought that can't smell nice or it isn't for me but oh my, I was wrong! 

A beautifully rich scent with a deep smell so you only need a few sprays. It lingers around for a while, I can smell it on myself throughout the day and still smell it on my clothes the next so it should definitely last me a while. This honestly smells like nothing I could have ever imagined and I am pleasantly surprised as it's sophisticated and grown up but I'd wear this either day or night - it's a great scent! With a strong smell of wood and salt mixed together and a hint of floral it completely whisks me away to an exotic beach where I can smell the sea for miles. It's my new favourite thing, I've been obsessed with this since I got it! 

Friday, 21 November 2014


Over the Weekend it was my birthday and to celebrate I finally visited Bills, but for that I was in desperate need for some new shoes and I'd had my eyes on these for a while after seeing them on Suzie from Hello October. I was looking for a new pair of boots, but ones that would last the test of time but also look classic with any outfit - that isn't easy when you have a little voice in your head telling you everything is too god damn expensive! 

Asos Royal Leather Chelsea Boots look beautiful on and they're extremely comfortable considering the slight heel. They didn't cut my feet up and when it comes to new shoes that's always playing on my mind! I walked around in these all night and my the end of it I didn't want to take them off, my feet weren't sore or aching and they're great to have during the colder months - I will pair these Boots with almost every outfit I wear! They look so stylish and classic on, I paired these with a black and white outfit so it was all about Monochrome on my birthday!

Thursday, 20 November 2014


I can only blame this one on other beauty bloggers and of course Boots, for their 3 for 2 deal on all things beauty.(They made me do it!) First thing's first, let's start with a little beauty re-purchase - No7 Mineral Perfection Powder Foundation, Read about here. I always turn to powder foundations over others because I much prefer the feeling of not being able to feel your make-up or skin being weighed down by the mass amount of products. This gives enough coverage and it's really easy to buff in without being cakey or drying. 

The next two purchases I blame on the infamous beauty bloggers, and although this one is hard to get hold of at the moment. Luckily, I grabbed mine as soon as I laid eyes on it! Loreal Paris La Palette Nude is what everyone's wanting at the moment, a budget take on a classic nude palette is just the thing I've been waiting for. All the colours look beautiful and there's not one I wouldn't use.  

And thanks to Suzie and Boots for their 3 for 2 offer I managed to pick up an Essie Polish in Bordeaux. This is a gorgeous, deep ox blood red and perfect for the Autumn/Winter Months and the festive season. I'm in love with this colour! 

Last but not least, Nails Inc Ultimate Accessory Gift Set from £42 to £20 - Offer Ends today! A limited edition clutch with seven polishes, two full sized and five mini; a rose foil polish, a special effect glitter polish and their Kensington caviar top coat as well as a Nails Inc Nail file. This would be a great gift for that special someone at christmas time! 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Nip + Fab have recently unveiled their Dragons Blood Skincare range and I decided to give the Cleansing Pads a go, they come in a travel friendly container inside there are 60 pads already pre-soaked in goodness. They target pores and redness but hydrate the skin at the same time, something you don't see very often! Enriched with Salicylic Acid to cleanse pores, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and plump skin and Witch Hazel to reduce redness and tighten pores.

I haven't been using these pads for a long time so I can't say a whole lot, but what I can say it that these take off and sweep away all the make-up and dirt I've been wearing through the day. They're extremely gentle and don't irritate or sting any sore/sensitive areas, afterwards my skin didn't feel dry or tight. They leave my skin very soft hydrated and looking plump and feelin' fresh. What's great about these cleansing pads is there's no scent to them, they don't have an off putting or sickly smell. They aren't at all greasy in any way and didn't leave my skin feeling sticky afterwards.

During the amount of time I've been using them they haven't left my skin feeling drier than what it usually is or broken me out, my skin feels cleaner and looks brighter. I've really enjoyed using these cleansing pads as a part of my morning and nightly routine, I didn't expect to love these as much as I do.  I'm not too sure what the whole Dragon's blood is about, but I'm sure Dragon off Shrek wasn't involved in the making of these products! 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


You may or may not know that it was my birthday over the weekend, and with that special occasion to celebrate where better to do so than in Bills. I've heard so much about Bills and read so many reviews I thought it was about time I went. With a table set for two laid bare and awaiting our arrival, I couldn't not fall in love with the Restaurant. It's quirky with an up-market design and lovingly laid back atmosphere, I had the best of all worlds! (All I needed now were my comfy slippers and a cup of tea!) As I settled into what should be known as a bloggers paradise, with it's perfectly placed backgrounds and pretty little props I was dying to photograph every corner of the room. 

After we ordered starters and mains each and by we I mean me and my other half, we then continued onto drinks and the only option was a bottle of white wine carefully placed in Bills up-cycled wine coolers. This is what I mean by quirky and a genius idea that suited the Restaurant perfectly. Starters consisted of avocado, bacon and spinach all mixed together in a beautifully set salad placed into a small glass bowl. It was so so yummy and full of flavour, it was light and juicy but I couldn't have wolfed it down any faster. I was in foodie heaven! 
For mains I ordered a rather appealing duck pie, a British staple switched up and I love duck, but this was like nothing I've tasted before - it was so creamy and full of flavour, my taste buds couldn't keep up and not forgetting a side of Sweet Potato fries, when in Bills...

It's fair to say I couldn't have spent my birthday in a better place, everyone who worked at Bills were so kind and helpful, it was almost a breath of fresh air to see such kind people.  I am already planning on going back to Bills so keep your eyes pealed for that post! None the less, I couldn't compliment Bills anymore - if you haven't been then why not? You are missing out on so much. But until next time! 

Monday, 17 November 2014


I forgot to mention I picked this up in Duty Free on my return when I recently went on holiday, it's a very beautiful palette to have in your collection, even the packaging is beautiful although not for the sticky fingers! The packaging is very simple, a mirrored effect that's very simple and chic. Clinique is a beauty brand that you can't go wrong with, it does high end beauty so well and has something for everyone. 

The shades are all so beautiful, there's a great mix of colours to complete any eye look with no over-whelming or dud shades that would suit all eyes; brown, hazel, blue, green and make your eyes pop. The Shadows are really creamy and easy to apply, with the rather sturdy dual ended applicator much to my amazement, they're easy to apply and just glide on the lids without any discomfort and tugging at the skin. All the shades are gorgeous, they range from pinks, purples and brown to greens and greys with a gorgeous white shade you can use in the inner corner of your eyes to make you look much more awake and like you've had your eight hours sleep. 

This is the perfect multi-tasker when it comes to different eye looks, you can create anything from a gorgeous nude eye to a heavy smokey eye look, all you need is this palette. I'm definitely going to collect more of these beautiful things, they're so compact and easy to carry around and with the dual ended brush inside there's no need to carry around a handful of brushes with you. You can literally pop this in your bag and off you go, this would fit in most make-up bags because it's quite a small and compact palette. 


Seventeen have unveiled their Brows that! Brow Kit and it's definitely comparable towards the higher end brow kits like the Bobbi Brown version but Seventeens latest launch is less than a quarter of the price. The product consists of a wax, powder and highlight as well as mini pencil and brush - something that's always handy just in case! It's suited for brows that are a brown shade and medium to dark in tone. As I haven't seen this product in a range of shades and found no colour name on the packaging as it all seemed the same to me! 

The wax is a dark brown shade, very creamy and easy to blend giving great colour pay off, it didn't harden or fall out through the day, the wax didn't clump together either so my brows looked more like twins, than sisters! After applying the wax I then went over any sparse areas with the brown powder, this is also very creamy and pigmented but there was fall out from the packaging but no fall out from the brush or once I was applied to the brows. Phew! The highlight shade is beautiful and with a hint of beige it didn't look too obvious. The highlight sculpted out my brow bone and lifted my eyes making me look more awake, blending in seamlessly and staying put all day without any fall out. 

I didn't use the brush or pencil because they tend to be slightly lacking in quality but they are there if I need them but I wouldn't choose to use these on a daily basis. For the wax I used the Real Techniques Brow Brush which is great for perfectly outlining brows and creating faux hair lines for thicker brows. For the brown shadow I used Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush as this is one of my favourite shadow brushes because of the soft, rounded end suited for blending. For the highlight I used the MAC 217 Blending Brush  as it's brilliant for any shadow blending. After all that my brows looked perfectly sculpted and filled in, no flaking or clumping happened so I was ready to hit the town! The Seventeen Brows That Brow Kit is definitely one for the brow lovers, on a budget. 

Sunday, 16 November 2014


I haven't done this post in a while and when I say 'a while' I mean over two months, but as I've been loving alot of new blogs I wanted to share them with you! Adding a little side-note in as to why the magazines above are old versions, I basically wanted to use this for a post whilst I was away in September but when it came round to it the post was fairly crappy and ending up going in the bin, literally! 

The Gypsy and the City -
A Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle blog written by the beautiful Courtney, this girl won me over just with her blog name. Her blog design is beautiful and very creative and her posts are on another level. I want her header, it's filled with everything a girl could wish for! 

Maddy's blog is so beautiful and simple, it's something I love reading and always go back to when I need a little inspiration. Her photo's are always flawless and just lovely to look at, I am so envious of her photo taking skills and her stunning backgrounds. 

I can't get enough of Kate's blog, gh0stparties is another one I reach for when I have that dreaded bloggers block.I am definitely envious of her home ware, the rose gold plant pots and pineapples make me a little jealous and her photos are always a joy to see!

I've been following Corrie for a while but only recently has she re-designed her blog and it's super girly and pretty in pink. She believes that 'life is too short for flat hair,' you'll understand if you've seen her hair! 

This blog is very charming with delicate, with gorgeous pictures and simple writing, it's definitely a great read! I wish we could swap blogs and no one know, I'll keep dreaming! Eventhough Alina's blog is simple, it's filled with detail and very straight to the point - you'll understand once you head over and see for yourself. 

I couldn't leave this Berrie-Blogs out, I've scrolling through my history for so long just so I could include it. BerrieBlogs is written by Aerin, with an amazing blog and a beautiful name I couldn't not scroll through her older posts. She's given me alot of inspiration and ideas about how I can make my own blog better. 

Lily Ann Loves -
I'm in love with her photography, this blog is very classic and elegant and her words are very simple yet straight to the point. I love the black and white theme of her blog because this will forever be on trend. I'm not gonna lie, I'm feeling a tad jealous at the moment. 

Saturday, 15 November 2014


I love a good nude lip as this shade is so versatile and can be put with any outfit either day or night. Wearing a classic 'your lips but better' shade can only make your lips even more luscious and alluring, they're plumped to perfection and no one knows your secret! I've had a little round-up of nude products consisting of lipsticks, glosses and balms either high-shine or matte.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks are very hydrating and comfortable on the lips, the names stem around places in London and Nottinghill Nude is no exception. A creamy, vibrant pinky toned nude that sits perfectly on. 

Another budget lipstick is Loreal L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick that claims to have the colour intensity of lipstick, the shine of a gloss and hydration of a balm all wrapped into one. They're super cute and easy to throw into your bag, with a quick swipe you're good to go and with the shade Nude Vibrato your lips look beautified and plumped up.

Bourjois have recently brought out what can only be described as a modern lipstick, their Rouge Edition Velvet products have bold, intense shades with a matte finish. The shade Peach Club is super pigmented and creamy, with a silky matte finish they're a staple in my make-up.

As for high end, it can only be MAC Creme Cup is subtle, light pink that is a favourite with alot of beauty junkies. Very lightweight, long-lasting and super hydrating. 

I always sway more towards a gloss, as they have the colour of a lipstick and the high shine creamy finish. Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine gloss take up a large bulk of my gloss collection, as soon as they were released I had to have them all! Coffee Kiss is a stunning, sophisticated shade that feels really luxurious and velvety on the lips with their rich texture. 

A dupe for the NARS Velvet Lip Pencils, the Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencils are gorgeous and the shade Nude Perfectionist isn't too bad either. A creamy texture and matte finish, they were sure to be a hit!

Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm in the shade complex is a little more chunkier than Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencils, but they feel really hydrating and soft and have great colour pay off and lasting power behind them.

Shades Left to Right: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, Loreal L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick, Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick, Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil, Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Gloss, Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm and MAC Lipstick. 

Friday, 14 November 2014


We all know and love the classic Vaseline tin, and with it's wide variety of moisture-locking products and special limited edition products there's never a boring moment. They have recently unveiled their Vaseline Queen Bee is a honey scented lip balm, that unfortunately is limited edition so get yours quick because you will fall in love with this product. The gorgeous black and yellow striped is gorgeous, it's so appealing and I am completely buzzing about this one, pun intended...

As soon as I opened the tin I just wanted to eat all of its contents, the sweet, heavenly honey scent is very alluring and completely whisks me away to dream land! It's very sophisticated and lingers around for a while after you've applied it and the smell isn't sickly or off putting which is always a bonus! Vaseline have pulled it out of the bag with this beauty! The clear coloured balm feels very silky and velvety to the touch and you only need the tiniest amount as a little goes a long. It leaves my lips feeling very soft and kissable and feel very hydrated and healthy afterwards. It's no ordinary lip balm, a handbag must-have!

Thursday, 13 November 2014


The Seventeen Skin Wow Primer is a little pick-me-up for skin when I haven't had enough sleep or during colder months when I'm longing for that extra glow and dewyness. During the Autumn/Winter months my skin is lacking extra moisture so I'm always on the hunt for products that plump skin and make everything look fresh and alive. 

This can be used a primer or highlighter either under make-up or over it; mix it in with your foundation to get an all round dewy glow, use as a base product before make-up or add to cheekbones as a highlighter. It really is an all round great product, and being from a budget brand it won't break the bank.

It has a very velvety texture and creamy finish, it feels very soothing and hydrating on the skin and doesn't irritate or sting any sensitive areas. This for me is a bonus before my skin is very sensitive and some products can cause certain reactions or redness.

This doesn't any scent or sickly smell and won't leave skin with a greasy or sticky feeling, once you've appled this it sinks in straight away only leaving behind that added glow. I tend to use this as a base because it is a really good primer as it leaves my skin very silky and soft. It doesn't have any glitter and lasts all day without drying out the skin or flaking away. A little goes a long way with this product, as you only need the tiniest amount - that being said the packaging helps to prevent any waste with the added pump.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


I haven't done a haul in a while as recently I've been popping into Boots for a one thing or another and not coming out with a mass amount of products thinking what have I done yet again!? This might not be a full blown haul but it certainly is a little one - I only popped in for brow products...

I have to hold my hands up and admit I got sucked into the sale again, guilty! If you've read recent posts you'll know I've been loving the Botanics All Bright Serum, that you can find here. Yes, I picked up another but that was only because it's currently on sale from £6.99 to £3.49 - I think we can all agree that's a complete bargain! It's so rich but feels lightweight on the skin and I've noticed differences in my appearance already.

A favourite of mine is the Maybelline Eraser Concealer, a life saver when I tend to wake up with dark circles under my eyes. I already have it in light and use that to highlight underneath my foundation but I needed a darker shade to conceal and maybe contour with so I picked up another in the shade Nude. Find the Eraser Eye Concealer HERE, Happy Shopping!

Considering my hair has become a lighter brown shade I needed to lighten my brows so they'd match. I chose two firm brow favourites; Rimmel Eyebrow pencil in Hazel and Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Brown. Now I've started to use lighter shades I'm looking a little more human again.

Seventeen Brow Kit is a fairly new product and is similar to the Bobbi Brown Brow Kit, although I'd feel a little sad inside forking out £30 for a brow product so I decided to give Seventeen a go. It comes with a wax, powder and highlighter as well as a mini pencil and mini brush all in a lovely little compact along with a mirror. This would be great for travelling, I can't wait to give it a try. 

Then there's OGX Nourishing Coconut Oil Mist which hydrates hair and keeps it soft and supple and smelling of holiday's. I used to this morning before I blow dried my hair, it smells very exotic and appealing, it actually helped my hair dry quicker and left it very soft and sweet smelling. I'm sucker for anything Coconut scented! 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


If you read my recent post about What's New in: The Skincare Shelf you will have seen that I decided to try out the Botanics All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum. This product is meant to brighten your skin in as little as two weeks, giving you a 'radiant, healthy glow.' 

I've only been using this for around a week but I've already seen noticed changes in my skin! Everything is more even and brighter in tone and overall I look alot healthier, it's like I've had my 8 hours sleep and all my veggies in this tiny little bottle. I got this serum in the Boots sale for half price at £3.50, which is spare change in my purse! Unfortunately, I can't find this online but it is available in Boots stores.

This is a very thick, hydrating serum that feels very light and luxurious on the skin, I tend to only need one drop for my whole face and neck as this is quite rich. I blend this in with my fingertips and wait for everything to sink in, that doesn't take long because my skin literally drinks this stuff day and night. This isn't greasy or sticky, it doesn't have a sickly scent and it hasn't made me break out. It plumps, firms and soothes as well as adding a lovely dewy, glow making me look much more awake. My skin has become softer and brighter since I've added this into my regime, I'm excited to see the results after two weeks!

Monday, 10 November 2014


I've recently done a little switch-up and plenty of beauty products have either been given away or thrown because in all seriousness I needed a good clear out to happen sooner, rather than later. I came across Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion and I'm embarrassed to say I received this in Glamour Magazine a few issues ago. 

It's a tiny 5ml sample that's perfect for travelling, and with it being Clinique the packaging isn't too shabby either - insert happy emoji. My mind was set that this was more for normal to dry skin, which in all fairness it is, but with my skin being more on the drier side I thought this certainly wouldn't work for me let alone make a dramatic difference, pun intended...

This being a lotion I expected it to be quite thin and watery in consistency but actually it's fairly thick for a lotion. It's very lightweight, feels like you're applying nothing to your skin but there is something there because it feels so rich and hydrating. This lotion doesn't apply or leave your skin an off yellow colour, something I was worried about! This sinked in almost immediately after I applied this with my fingers, my skin felt very soft and plump - silky to the touch so of course I was very happy about that. Clinique have certainly created a beautiful product right here, I may have to invest in a bigger size, bank card at the ready!

Sunday, 9 November 2014


I've been meaning to switch-up my make-up for a while now, when have you not heard that excuse on Vanilla in November! I tend to forget how many products I have then end up buying more and having no where to put them. They tend to sit on my desk somewhere under a pile of other things until I find them a home. True Hoarding Style! 

I've been using The Body Shop Honey Bronzer since it was released, although I haven't hit pan yet I would hate to because it's such a beautiful product. As for Rimmel's Blush in Santa Rose is a very under stated beauty product, such a beautiful blush colour but I don't think the simple silver packaging helps it. It's time for a change, this is happening.

Revlon's Bronzer and Blush have been lingering in the back of my mind for a while, and I've wanted to use them properly for so long yet never got round to it. Another Silly Excuse, when will this stop! They're both gorgeous shades and perfect for any month of the year - but I want to use them and I want to use them now.  

Bronzilla is a beauty favourite from what I've seen with most beauty bloggers, it seems quite similar to The Body Shop Bronzer because due to its brown tones it's more suitable for paler skins. Revlon Blush in Marvelous is quite a dusty pink tone that creates a natural flush, something I'm looking for in the Winter time. *Thumbs up for Revlon!*

Saturday, 8 November 2014


This season is all about stylish boots for everyday of the week and no matter what colour or pattern they're sure to go with any outfit. Then your outfit is ready and complete and you can strut your stuff on the dance floor or in the rain, hence the title. I'm after a pair of leopard print boots and spied these beauties above, they'd look beautiful with a big faux fur coat and basic blue jeans. In my head, that outfit looks beautiful and these boots make a massive statement! 


Friday, 7 November 2014


I try to add a few newbies here and there when it comes to skin, my skin doesn't respond well to a constant change in products. I don't like too many steps in my skincare regime either, I don't want to take my make-up before bed and it feel like a chore. 
I'm looking for something to add that glow from within look and I love the All Bright Toner so why not try out more of that range! Botanics All Bright Serum is meant to brighten the skin and give a glow within 2 weeks! Let's put it to test - to be continued... 

Nip + Fab Skin have recently brought out their Dragons Blood range, which really appealed to me because it's meant to target hydration. I picked up their Dragons Blood Fix Cleansing Pads which are enriched with salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid to give a deep clean to any annoying areas like spots or pores. But they're also meant to be really gentle and packed with hydration - they sound perfect for my skin as I get really dry skin but I also have pores and spots to clean! I'll trial them and be right back with another post.

My love for Botanics  doesn't stop there, as I also picked up their All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleanser. My Skin really gets on with the toner, so I thought why not get the cleanser as well as this can only maximise results and give my skin and greater chance at getting its glow on! 

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Body Butter was a favourite of mine in the past, with it's sweet scent of holidays and silky buttery texture it can only be a winner with me. It's great at giving my skin the hydration and protection it needs but also gives it a little sheen and sweet scent. My skin is healthy and happy after using this, and I couldn't be happier. (Insert blushing emoji!)

Thursday, 6 November 2014


My skin is sensitive and dry all year round, but in Autumn/Winter time during the colder months it becomes drier and even more sensitive. Being a massive skincare lover I'm constantly on the hunt for new and exciting products that make me feel better about my skin and Escentual had just the thing. The A-Derma Sensitive Skincare range is perfectly suited towards my skin type, and all ingredients are plant based which means there's nothing nasty in the products.

A-Derma Sensifluid Cleansing Micellar Water* is a super creamy and soothing cleanser that feels really luxurious. This removes all my make-up and any dirt easily without any rubbing or pulling at the skin and leaves everything feeling extremely plumped up, smoothed out and very hydrated, my skin felt as soft as a babies bum! *Thumbs up*

I can also use this to take off my eye make-up as it doesn't sting or irritate my eye area. This must be the creamiest micellar water cleanser I've used so far, my skin looked alive and glowing after use this. And with no scent, it doesn't smell of anything weird of unusual - which makes my nose happy.  

A-Derma Nutrialba Nourishing Cream* is a little pot in gold, it's an extremely nourishing and hydrating cream that feels very comfortable on and sinks in quickly. It isn't sticky or sickly, and applies smoothly without being greasy. My skin felt smoother and silky to the touch after using this, it really is a god send in these winter months. HALLELUJAH!

This is a very thick, white cream that's suited towards dry and fragile skin helping to repair the skin and restore hydration and moisture. It also comes with a little applicator just in case you don't want to repeatedly dip your fingers into a pot - Genius! 

A-Derma Light Soothing Cream* is as it says on tin, a very light hydrating cream that soothes and calms. This is a white, light gel type cream that's very cooling and once you apply this it sinks in very quickly and leaves my skin feeling exceptionally hydrated and firm. Thjs feels very refreshing and cold, so it instantly awakens my skin and makes me look like I've had all my eight hours of sleep. 

It's also a great base under make-up as it's so hydrating but doesn't wait around, it sinks in almost immediately after application but keeps skin hydrated long after it's been applied. 

A-Derma Hydralba Rich Hydrating Cream* is a very rich, hydrating white cream that also has the added bonus of having SPF 20. This is very plumping and soothing, feels very fresh and awakening on the skin. It sinks in immediately after applying it, and can also be used under make-up as a moisturiser and primer in one. Less skincare steps is definitely a winner with me! 

*PR Samples