4 Mar 2015

The Body Shop Wonderblur and Instablur primer comparison review


I've owned The Body Shop's All-In-One Instablur for a while, and when I heard recently that they've added another blurring primer to their range - Wonderblur - my initial reaction was to think "Well what's the difference?".  And in that moment, a blog post was born... :)

3 Mar 2015

Blossom Copenhagen rose gold heart necklace from Jewel Street and 15%discount code


As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I absolutely love rose gold jewellery, but it can be really hard to track down nice pieces.  So often I spot something I like that only comes in silver or yellow gold, and I sulk about how much nicer it would be if only they made it in rose gold too!  Recently I was introduced to Jewel Street and asked if I'd like to pick out a piece of jewellery to feature, so of course I headed straight for the rose gold section, which to my surprise, was pretty massive!

2 Mar 2015

Four super moisturising face masks for dehydrated winter skin


As my new found skincare obsessions continues, I've been trying out lots of new treatments, so I thought today I'd pit four moisture boosting face masks against each other to see how they measure up.  Super plump, juicy skin here I come!

27 Feb 2015

Your Tea - Tea Face mask review


If you're on instagram, you'll probably have come across the brand Your Tea before.  They make a series of different teas with various health benefits - Tiny Tea helps with things like bloating, indigestion and claims to encourage weight loss, so it's certainly something I've been tempted to try!  Your Tea have now turned their tea making skills to skincare, and have brought out a face mask called Tea Face which is made from - you guessed it - tea!

26 Feb 2015

New Models Own HyperGel spring 2015 colours and Colour Chrome Body Tattoos


I have lots of great new products from Models Own to share with you today.  There are 10 new shades for spring in the super shiny hypergel range, and Models Own have added a new product to their uber successful nail line - Colour Chrome body tattoos!

24 Feb 2015

New Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts swatches in summer of love, peachy pink kisses and goddess of faith


Makeup Revolution have brought out six new shades in their Blushing Hearts range with three new blush shades, a new bronzer and two new high-lighters.  At £4.99 each you get a huge amount of product, and the packaging's super cute, so they look lovely on my dressing table! 

20 Feb 2015

Erborian skincare review - including the original BB creme and an amazing sleeping mask


In a concerted effort to improve the texture and appearance of my skin this year, I've become pretty much obsessed with skincare.  We're only into February and my morning and evening skincare routines have already evolved several times, not to mention having vastly grown in terms of the number of steps and time involved.  But I'm starting to see some improvements, and that's what matters!  

In honour of my new skincare addiction, I was excited to go along and hear about a fairly new skincare brand to the UK which mixes the experience and expertise of both French and Korean skincare.  It's called Erborian (which translates to 'herbs of the Orient') and it's part of the L'Occitane group.  Although some of its product have already been available in the UK for a while, I'd not heard of the brand before, but they're launching tonnes of new products to their UK line at the moment, including some really unique gems that I can't wait to get my hands on.  

18 Feb 2015

GlamGlow Powermud cleansing mud mask review


If you stop by my blog often, you'll have definitely seen me raving about Glamglow's Youthmud in the past - it's my all time favourite face mask and I'm never without a jar in my bathroom.  Recently Glamglow added a new mud mask to their line up, making four altogether (the one I don't have here is supermud).  The newest mask, in bright, shiny green packaging is called Powermud and it promises to give the skin an intense cleanse.

17 Feb 2015

New from MUA - Whipped Velvet Lips and Pout Prime - review and swatches


MUA have a series of new collections for spring and they couldn't have come at a better time.  I think February's that turning point where you've definitely had enough of winter - Christmas is forgotten and we're longing for those lighter nights and sunny days!  The MUA Luxe Whipped Velvet lips certainly have me in the spring mood with five pretty, soft shades and a lovely light texture.  Get-on-my-face.

16 Feb 2015

The £6.99 Lorac Pro palette dupe from Makeup Revolution (and why I'll stop using my Lorac Pro)


There's no doubt that Makeup Revolution have completely changed the affordable makeup landscape recently.  Their range is massive, and they have a cheaper alternative for just about every product you might want.  You'll notice when you wander around their site that a lot of the makeup looks familiar and is often 'inspired' by a high end product.  But their latest palette, the Iconic Pro, is an out and out copy of the Lorac Pro palette right down to every last shade and even the slightly rubbery matte packaging, and I'm not sure how I feel about that.

12 Feb 2015

Three easy valentine's day treat recipes - strawberry smoothie-frappes, parfaits and giant cake pops!


I've been so excited to share this blog post with you, and just a couple of days until Valentine's day seems just about the right time if you're planning to do any making and baking.  As you know, I love a theme to play with, and Valentine's is just perfect because there's so much scope to do just about anything as long as it's red, pink or heart shaped! I've probably never put so much time and effort into just the one blog post, but it's been so enjoyable, and I hope you like it!

11 Feb 2015

Valentine's day Lush haul


I love Lush at any time of year, but when they bring out their themed products for occasions like Christmas and Halloween they're really at their best.  Of course with Valentine's day just around the corner I had to take a trip to Lush to look at their latest limited editions, and this is what I came home with.

9 Feb 2015

Valentine's day inspired gift guide


Whether I'm celebrating valentine's day with presents of not, I still love a good browse of the love inspired and heart shaped products hitting the shops in February.  I was going to do a post on valentine's inspired makeup collections, but I haven't seen so many brands doing that this year - I guess it can be a bit overdone as they're kind of the same every year!  Instead, and for those of us who are unlikely to be showered with diamond rings and Carribean cruises this Valentine's, I've put together a collection of some of my favourite love inspired bits and pieces.

6 Feb 2015

Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate and powerful-strength line-reducing concentrate review


Following on from my first Kiehl's experience, I've been trying out two of their skincare treats for the past month and a bit.  I'm really trying to take better care of my skin this year and am already seeing the improvements that investing more time and effort into a solid skincare routine can bring.  Skincare's something which I didn't have to think much about five years ago (although I still should have and I regret not taking more preemptive measures..), but now the wrinkles are starting to creep on in, it's at the very top of my beauty agenda.

3 Feb 2015

Hair: ghd air in rose gold and the fancy blow dry attempt


A few years ago I had a ghd air hairdryer when they first came out, and I'd actually forgotten just how amazing it was until I had the chance to try one again, and this time it's in a beautiful rose gold finish!  The ghd air has got to be the most powerful dryer I've had - it dries my hair incredibly quickly but leaves it sleek and shiny without a tonne of effort.  

2 Feb 2015

New from Aussie - body washes in shower smoothie and no rush


New shampoos from Aussie?  Nope - the much loved hair brand has branched out to bring us a new range of body washes, and considering how darn good their shampoos and conditioners smell, these new shower gels are bound to be a big hit.

30 Jan 2015

Babyliss boutique salon soft waves curling wand



Before Christmas I had the opportunity to go along to meet with Babyliss and to hear about their new Boutique range with Fern Cotton.  I got to meet Fern who was absolutely lovely, easy to chat to and hilarious in real life (as well as gorgeous and teeny tiny!).  The Boutique range offers several different tools for salon-like results at home including a rollers, a hairdryer and straighteners, but I homed straight in on this large barrelled curling wand, as I'm forever trying to achieve those big, bouncy loose curls.

29 Jan 2015

Real Techniques bold metals collection - arched powder, tapered blush and oval shadow brush review


The second I spotted these beautiful, shiny Real Techniques Bold Metals brushes on Sam Chapman's Instagram, I developed a bit of an obsession.  I originally thought it was a collection of three brushes in a choice of different metal colourways and obviously intended to snap up the rose gold ones a-s.a.p.  But, after a few more sneaky peeks were released, it became clear that it was a collection of seven different brushes, colour-coded based on their intended use.  The rose gold brushes are for finishing, the golds are for base and the silver brushes are for eyes.  

28 Jan 2015

Makeup Revolution Lip Lava liquid lipstick review and swatches


Last week saw yet another exciting new release from Makeup Revolution - a range of five amazing liquid lipsticks in beautiful vivid shades.  I'm incredibly impressed with the formula, pigmentation and staying power of the Lip Lava liquid lipsticks, and they're only £2.99 each!

26 Jan 2015

Makeup Revolution blush options review


After adoring my first brush with blush at Makeup Revolution - which was in the form of the stunning sugar and spice blush palette I swatched here - I decided to check out some of the other many formulas in their line up.