Sunday, 31 October 2010
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Here's what the prizes are going to be:
- Week 1 - Montagne Jeunesse Indulgent Spa Facial set worth £20
- Week 2 - Wahanda voucher for Fish Pedicure at Wonda Fish, London
- Week 3 - Miss Budd Make Up Bag
- Week 4 - Hotel Chocolat Chocolate worth £22
So if any of those prizes interest you, keep an eye on my blog in November. The giveaways will be going up every Monday! You'll need to be a follower to enter, so if you're not following already, now's the perfect time - as ever, winners will be selected at random.
Monday, 25 October 2010
This is definately a Christmas tradition I'll be keeping up with! Weirdly my Dad bought me this, I don't know how he knew, I'd not even mentioned to anyone I wanted this.
Do you have any Christmas traditions you keep up? Will you be buying Snow Fairy this year? I totally love Christmas and get really into it!
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Um...when you first but it on there is a vague whiff/taste of strawberry but after that it's back to the usual Carmex smell and taste. At least I tried! And since the product is so functional and does what it's meant to well, I can put up with that. If they could make one that smells like Lush Honey Trap, I'd be a happy girl.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
It's pink, smells sweet without smelling synthetic or overpowering, lathers really well and I have a huge chunk of it. Nuff said, I love it! Would definately buy this again.
Really didn't like this. It smelled like synthetic sweet blackcurrant...really sickly. I also found it quite hard to use (though it did lather well) as it was quite firm in the pot, and left bits at the bottom of the shower rather than melting away. It does look cute though and I like its little pot.
Oh my god, I loved this, why haven't I known about this before? It smells ok (there is an underlying scent that I got a whiff of tht I wasn't quite sure I liked) and it's a dream to use. It has ground almond shell in it that scrubs your skin as you use it over your body - it's definately the right amout of "scrubbiness" as well, it didn't feel harsh but it did its job. It even works on my extremely dry elbows, which is a feat in itself. It does leave a slight residue on the skin, but this is moisturising rather than oily or tacky. Definately one to repurchase as winter moves on!
So, two goods, one bad here...not bad really since I liked the Emotibombs and Creamy Candy Bubble Bar I bought too. Good work Lush!
Sunday, 17 October 2010
OPI DS Chiffon
This is from OPI's Designer Series. I love the silver lid on this, miles better than the normal OPI black ones! Under normal light, this just looks like a medium pink glitter but under bright light or sunlight the holo shows,
Application was fine, it had the standard OPI brush (which I like, I know some people don't) and the formula was easy to work with - this is 3 coats. Longevity was fine too, it lasted 4 days on before it started looking a bit unkempt. I'm really pleased with my choice and this is definately a polish that I'll wear a lot.I just want a Nfu.Oh holo now...why are they such a pain to get hold of in the UK?! Are there any other amazing pink holos I need to know about?
Friday, 15 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Packaging is nice, the product smells strongly of rosewater (or something like that anyway) which I don’t personally like. This is a good exfoliator; not so gritty that it’s taking off the first 5 layers of skin but not so gentle that you can’t actually feel it working. It was easy to apply.
Now, onto the “warming” part of this…it initially felt warm in my hands but that basically stopped as soon as I applied it to my skin. The warming bit was the bit I was most looking forward to!
My skin definitely looked more radiant and felt smooth after using this, so I’d probably buy it again if it was on offer.
But actually, it was worth it for how smooth, soft and evened out my skin looked and felt afterwards. I kept touching my face (not good, bacteria from hands+into pores=spots) because my skin felt so lovely. I used this when I’d been out for a few drinks the night before and the “detox” part was definitely true, you’d never have known I’d been out the night before!
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Just a little bit of sea-themed nail art I came up with here - I quite liked the way this turned out but I think it could have been better. And I don't think I'd wear this out of the house, the nail charm on its own would be enough of a pain!
To create this nail art I used:
- Random green striping polish (for the "seaweed)
- Leighton Denny polish in Notorious (for the background)
- Brush on nail glue (to attached the crushed shells)
- Viva La Nails crushed shells (for "sand")
- Millennium Nails seahorse nail charm
- Crystals (for the "bubbles)
Some more pics below if you're wanting a better idea of how it all looked:
What do you think? Of this design, and of nail art in general? I love nail art from a visual point of view and think some of it is amazing and requires loads of skill but I'm not brave enough to wear anything too "out there". I'd rather look at fancy nail art than go to an art gallery any day!
Monday, 4 October 2010
Sanctuary Salt Scrub
Smells lovely, exfoliates well and the essential oils in it moisturise my skin beautifully so I don't have to use moisturiser afterwards. By far the best scrub I've ever used!
OPI Nail Envy
I found this in my "beauty drawer" and started using it again - I find it good to use when I'm not wearing any polish...whether or not it actually does anything is debatable but it makes me feel better about my nails and certainly seems to reduced flaking and snapping that my nails are prone to.
OPI Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil
Discovered in the drawer with my Nail Envy! Seems to be helping my raggedy, dry cuticles and smells nice too - I've been applying it at least once a day.
Lush Creamy Candy Bubble Bar
Mmmmm! It's ridiculously sweet (which I like), pink and leaves my skin feeling gorgeous after a bath (when I get the chance to have one)
Any September rediscoveries you've made? Or completely new products?