Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Body Shop Festive Fragrances 2014

The Body Shop always bring out some amazing festive lines around Christmas time and this year did not disappoint. They have released 3 ranges, Frosted Cranberry, Vanilla Brulée and Glazed Apple (all very tasty sounding...) and I couldn't wait to get my hands on some of the smells!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Let's Get Juicing!

So.... on Sunday our kettle packed in and first thing on Monday morning the boyfriend headed out to our local supermarket to pick up another in it's place. Being a man, he failed at this mission but came home armed with a new juicer instead. I don't think it's the best juicer.... and in hindsight I would have preferred to spend more on something a bit more substantial... but hey, we're juicing noobs so anything will do for now! He picked up the Philips Viva Collection Juicer, a cute and compact white and green number - here's how we got on!

Monday, 17 November 2014

The Paul Mitchell Experience

So a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to the Paul Mitchell 'Gift of Style' evening at St David's hotel in Cardiff. A bunch of us Welsh bloggers were treated to bubbly, canapés and a professional hair styling which, along with a good natter, made for a lovely evening! I thought I would share some snaps from the event with you all on here!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Maybelline Superstay Foundations

If, like me, you have a rosy but (very) pale complexion you probably have a pretty hard time finding colour matches for your skin. Of course then, occasionally, you will find a good match but the formula is off... Having picked up this foundation on a whim, I've been pleasantly surprised with how well is tackles both colour match and durability!

Weirdly, the colour for me is 'light beige'... but it's definitely got a pinky undertone and is better suited to what is usually referred to as 'porcelain' or 'light ivory'. I would say the coverage on this is pretty high, but this can be easily buffed away to a slightly lower coverage or even mixed in with moisturiser.

With regards to it's staying power... I don't know about 24 hour (who wears foundation for 24 hours?) but it certainly lasts all day on my skin without going dry or slipping about which is good enough for me!

I picked up both formula's and can't really tell if the 'better skin' formula is doing anything for me. They're both pretty similar, but I think I prefer the original formula... and if you're using your foundation for skincare then you're probably doing something wrong.

I'm really impressed with this foundation and it's great for long days where I'm lacking in the sleep department!

Have any of you guys tried this foundation?


Friday, 7 November 2014

November Wishlist

This month my wishlist is a bit of a pricey one.... But all this miserable weather is making me want to indulge in lovely things! 

1. GHD Curve
I love my GHD straighteners, but I seem to be one of the only people on the planet who sucks at using them to make waves. I'm really intrigued to try out the GHD curve!

2. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks
SWOON, these are so beautiful. I literally think all of the shades are lovely and they look amazing. I really love the square top as well - doesn't this just look so much classier?

3. Elie Saab Le Parfum
This is such a lovely delicate, floral scent. I'm no perfumier and I can't describe scents but apparently this one is of mandarin blossom, rose honey, gardenia and orange blossom..MMM. 

4. Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Here is one I actually will be picking up. I've bene sticking to the faithful collection concealer, but after hearing SO much about this guy I need to give it a try! Fingers crossed it comes in mega-pale for my whiter than white skin!

5. Laura Mercier Ambré Vanille
This is on the sweeter side, which is unusual for me as I don't usually like sweet smells, but this is INCREDIBLE. Go and give it a whiff if you get a chance, you won't be disappointed.

6. Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado
My eyes are so dry and sore due to the cold and the constant lack of sleep I get so I've been on the hunt for a good eye cream to put on overnight. This little guy has caught my eye recently and if I found myself near a Kiehl's counter soon I may have to pick one up...

7. Tarte Lights Camera Flashes
I've never tried anything from Tarte but I love the look of their mascaras. As far as I'm aware you can't get this in the UK (please correct me if I'm wrong!) but I'd love to get my hands on the stuff!

What are you guys lusting after this month?


Monday, 3 November 2014

My Breakout Saviour

I raved in recently in my 'Shower Staples' post here about my love for the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil Free Facial Wash, a product which pleasantly surprised me and I haven't been able to find since... After seeing these sister products, I thought I'd give them a go and see if they impressed me just as much...I wasn't disappointed.