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Friday, March 27, 2015


I have always liked the beauty box concept ever since receiving my first Glossybox. I have purchased a few beauty boxes from Latest in Beauty before, including The Dream boxes from British Beauty Blogger and the Glamour editions. Their latest box is a collaboration with Capital FM. The Capital Beauty Box includes nine products and together creates the perfect backstage beauty collection. The products are; Rita Ora’s new Rimmel Nail Polish, Pixi Lip Blush, Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette, Stila Smudge Stick, Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer, StyLondon Jewellery Inspired Temporary Tattoos, Collection Lengthening Mascara, Nail Buffer and Jimmy Choo Fragrance. I really like how most of the products in the box are full-size products, unlike other beauty boxes. I am most excited about the Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette as I've heard so many good things about it, some even say they rival the Urban Decay shadows. This palette is priced at £3.99 on it's own and comes in three different shades. You can create so many looks with this and I like that the packaging is so sleek and compact. The product I'm not really bothered about is the Nail Buffer, I have quite a few of these and they all do the same thing really. The box is priced at £14.95 plus free p&p, which works out at around £1.65 per product which is a really great deal! The contents is worth over £48.00, so it's well worth it. I'm sure this will sell out fast like other Latest in Beauty boxes.
                                                  Will you be picking up the Capital Beauty Box?
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Us girls spend a fair amount of time in the Bathroom and I'm always adding new products around my bath. There have been a few new products recently which have stood out to me, which I have been reaching for again and again.
Mio Skincare Liquid Yoga Bath Soak, 200ml £26.00 – I have been lusting after this product for a while now. After upping my game in the exercise department I have justified buying this product for my achy joints. I add a cap full of this to my baths in the evening after the gym and relax. I didn't think the formula would come out a grey mud colour but the scent is lovely and rejuvenating. I'm such a bath person that this bath soak is perfect for me. It really helps to calm my body as well as my mind and my muscles feel so much better and less tense after getting out of the bath. The soak contains Magnesium-rich Epsom salts and Arnica and the scent is spearmint, cypress, lavender, mandarin and chamomile essential oils to ease stress and anxiety. I also find the formula really moisturising.
Kerastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche Shampoo, 250ml £14.90 – My hairdresser recommended this product to me the last time I went to the Hairdressers. I have used Kerastase before and my mum uses the original all the time, but I don't think I've used this formulation which is ideal for highlighted hair. Like all other Kerastase products this smells amazing! It helps my hair feel moisturised, supple and controlled. My hair feels protected, super soft and it helps bring back shine lost with washing. I like to use this shampoo every other time I wash my hair to ensure my colour lasts for longer.
Oral-B Pro 2000 Electric Toothbrush, £69.99 – I have just brought a new electric toothbrush. I did used to use an electric toothbrush but after going to university it was just easier to use a manual toothbrush. But I decided to get an individual electric toothbrush and can really see what a difference it makes. I really like the new CrossAction brush heads as they make my teeth feel super clean. I also like that the brush provides a short stutter every 30 seconds and a longer stutter after 2 minutes of brushing, so you know you have spent enough time cleaning. This toothbrush is currently half price at Boots.
Lush D’Fluff Shaving Soap, 70g £5.75 – I got this product in the Lush Sale as part of a Christmas set. It’s not normally something I would pick up separately. I like to use the L’Occiante Almond Oil when shaving but haven't really found a proper shaving cream I enjoy using. This shaving soap is strawberry scented and contains cocoa butter, coconut oil, golden syrup and egg whites so it creates a gorgeous scent in the bathroom. It makes my skin super smooth and it may be a little pot, but a little goes a long way. You can even use this as a body wash as it's really conditioning to the skin. I will definitely be repurchasing this when it runs out.
Aussie Shower Smoothie Body Wash, 250ml £2.99 - I have always enjoyed Aussie Shampoo and Conditioner, so when I saw a Body Wash was being launched I knew I had to try it. This scent smells exactly like the Miracle Moist Shampoo as it contains Australian Macadamia Nut Oil. There are four different scents to choose from but this was my favourite and the formulation foams up nicely and leaves my skin super soft. The only thing I would change about this product is the bottle, I prefer a body wash with a pump as its easier to use in the shower.
Have you tried any of these products?
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Benefit have had a few new releases lately, they're always coming up with innovative products and there is always a massive hype surrounding them. Puff Off is their latest skincare product to hit the line. Benefit’s Puff Off is an eye cooling gel which I have added to my morning skincare routine. I really like using It's Potent eye cream in the evenings, so this product is nice to use first thing in the mornings and I like to use this daily. Benefit are known for their gimmicky packaging and this eye gel doesn't have the usual rollerball dispenser like other products on the market. Instead the applicator is shaped like an iron, where the product comes out of. I squeeze a small amount up on to the cooling part and swipe it underneath my eyes after moisturising to hydrate and refresh my under eyes. I like how it actually irons out any creases or puffiness I might have around my eyes and it’s a nice base primer to then apply concealer. I find it sinks in well, feels silky smooth and a little goes a long way. I find my concealer goes on a bit nicer and doesn't collect in any fine lines. I really like the cooling part as it awakens my skin, so perfect to use on early morning. I will have to try putting it in the fridge for seriously tired days. It actually works on bare skin or over the top of make up, you just pat over any leftover product that is sitting on top of the skin. If I don't use enough product I find the metal tip seems to get stuck and drags my skin along with I don't like. The light pink gel hides any dark areas I might have and makes me feel more alert. I really like the packaging and find the iron tip design so cute! I think this tube is going to last a while as you don’t need much of the product. The formulation smells really lovely too.
This product has only just been released but there has been so much hype about it. I find the metal nozzle is the perfect shape to fit under the eyes. I think this is a great product aimed for late teens and 20 something’s looking for something to pep up their skin, but I think if you're looking for an anti-ageing product this isn't the one. I find it to be really lightweight and gentle on my skin. I do think Benefit have done a good job on this product, I definitely think they needed to up their game on the skincare front. Puff Off is priced at £22.50, which I don’t think is too bad for 10ml of product. Maybe it would be nice to see a concealer version next…
What are your favourite Benefit products?
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Monday, March 23, 2015


I have been rather good with my Beauty spending recently and have been trying to use up what I already have. But I do have a Beauty Wish List the size of my arm and I'm trying really hard to resist. These are the products I have been lusting over the most and hopefully will get around to purchasing soon. Let me know if you have tried and loved any of them.
Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette, £37.00 – I am a big fan of Urban Decay Eye Shadows, they're probably the first ones I used as a teenager and haven’t strayed from them since. This palette has been on my wish list since it first came out, but I have so many palettes to use, I’m not sure if I can justify another one. This palette has it all, it includes; five Eye Shadows, a Bronzer, a Blusher, a Highlighter, plus a travel-size Perversion Mascara, a travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and a full-size Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss. So you can create a full look with one compact set, so ideal for travel. Urban Decay Eye Shadows are buttery, pigmented and last for ages on my lids. The shades are neutral for day or you could even smoke up the darker shades for an evening look. The palette currently has 20% off at Feelunique, so I may be tempted to put in a little order.
Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb, 30ml £32.00 – Origins is my favourite Skincare brand, I haven't found a product I didn't like. This is Origins latest release, I tried it on my skin the last time I was in a Boots and really liked it. This product helps to restore glowy skin, Willowherb restores glow, Algae helps reduce oil to help them appear to vanish and shrink pores. The formulation also smoothes roughness as Chestnut Seed Extract refines texture and Persian Silk Tree helps skin rebound and de-stress. It also minimizes flaws and blurs imperfections so is perfect to use under moisturiser in the mornings.
Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, 100ml £28.00 – Cleansers are probably one of my favourite Skincare products to purchase. I have so many, this product has been on my wish list for a while. Again, this is a product I have heard so many good things about. I have tried the mask in the range before and loved that. The formulation is full of natural ingredients and vitamins. It helps to strengthen and revitalise skin whilst eliminating every last speck of residual and everyday grime. The formula has a lovely Chamomile & Rose scent that melts into the skin and turns milky when splashed with water, so perfect to use in the evenings.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk, 1.2g £16.00 – I haven't tried too many products from Charlotte’s range, but everything I have tried has been dreamy. I have heard so many good things about her nude lip liner that I need to try it for myself.  I don't wear lip liner very often but I'm looking for something to make my everyday lip colours last longer. The reason I haven't plumped quite yet is probably because I don't wear lip liner every day and they are £16.00 a pop. I can imagine the formulation is really creamy and easy to apply, I will definitely have to pick one up the next time I'm near a Selfridges.
Lush Hoppity Poppity Bath Bomb, £2.50 each – I always like to buy something from the Lush seasonal ranges. I have spotted this cutie, which is a rabbit shaped bath bomb on the website. It contains popping candy, violet leaf, lavender and lime oil, I really like the sound of the fresh scent. I will definitely have to pick up a few golden eggs too, as I loved those last year.
What's on your Beauty Wish List?
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Sunday, March 22, 2015


Over the colder months the weather causes my skin to become drier, duller and higher maintenance. Skin and hair should be taken care of according to the season. When Winter comes, the cold weather outside destroys the lipid layer that protects the skin against dryness. As we transition into Spring I like to carry on with this routine to help my skin prepare for the Summer months. I still like to exfoliate in the Winter months to pep up my skin and always moisturise my feet and hands before I go to sleep. There are a few products I like to use to ensure my skin keeps in it's best shape as we step into Spring.
Soap & Glory Butter Yourself Smoothing Body Cream, 300ml £10.50 – My favourite bath and body brand has to be Soap & Glory. I have tried all the different scents and haven't found one I didn't like. The fruitigo fragrance is more of a summery, fruity scent but I can't get enough of the fragrance. The formula is thick, moisturising and hydrating and it sinks into the skin really nicely. You can smell the scent for hours after applying. This scent is lovely as we are coming into Spring, as it's so fresh and gorgeous. I will always repurchase one of the Soap & Glory body butters as you can't go wrong for the price. You definitely get your moneys worth as a pot lasts a long time and I use it all over my body.
Soap & Glory Sit Tight Saddlebags+, 85ml £16.50 – This is a great product to use after the gym. You can use it on targeted areas like the tops of the arms and legs. This serum is formulated to help visibly firm and tighten skin, smooth stubborn areas, rehydrate and reduce skin roughness. The product is really easy to use, you squeeze the product out on to the roller and massage gently over the skin. You let the product absorb into the skin and you can feel a little tingle sensation which makes me feel like something is working. If I use the product regularly I notice that my skin tightens and tones a little in certain areas. I have written a full blog post about this product here.
Nip & Fab Bust Fix Plumping Treatment, 100ml £16.29 – I have been using this product for quite a while now, it’s not something I use every day, but I do notice a difference when I do use it. The formula is a light serum which visually plumps, smoothes and firms skin around the chest area. It is quite pricey for a high street cream but they always have deals on in Boots. As you are only using this in one area, this tube has lasted me so long that they have changed the packaging. This works great on stretch marks, the only downside is that it doesn't have a lovely scent. It absorbs nicely and leaves no residue. 
This Works Perfect Heels Rescue Balm, 75ml £16.00 – I like to use a balm product on areas I feel need a little more moisturising, my feet probably need the most attention. This balm is a really thick texture that helps to prevent and repair cracked heels and dry feet. The formula is made with cotton thistle extract, refreshing lemon oil and soothing lavender, which makes for a really relaxing scent. It absorbs really easily into the skin and makes my feet feel so much better if I’ve had a long day. I must admit I probably wouldn't repurchase it at £16.00, I'm a big fan of the Soap & Glory Heels Genius which is a third of the price at £5.50 and you probably get similar results.
Origins Make a Difference Hand Treatment, full-size 75ml £19.00 – I have raved about this hand treatment before, it’s probably the best hand cream I've tried. It’s not sticky or greasy like other creams. You only need to apply a little amount onto your hands and the scent is lovely. It’s great on dry areas and I also like to rub it into my cuticles. The formulation is thick and creamy and it really helps to moisturise and protect my hands. It is quite pricey for a hand cream but I like to pick up these smaller sized tubes in Christmas gift sets.
Margaret Dabbs Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum, 15ml £12.00 – I like to use this product before giving myself a pedicure, It’s a really lightweight cream. I received this product in one of my beauty boxes and had never heard of this brand before. It helps to strengthen, protect and hydrate nails and cuticles. I like that the bottle comes with an easy to use pump and it's small enough to use on the go.
What are your Bodycare recommendations which you have been using recently?
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