Monday, 29 July 2013

Guest Post: Review: No7 Stay Perfect Mascara

Today my Mum is back guest posting on a mascara find she thought she’d never have:

"I have been wearing make-up for about 35 years, and contact lenses for about the same length of time (does anyone else remember ‘hard’ lenses? – ouch!). For most of those years I have been looking for a mascara that didn’t smudge when my eyes watered and didn’t have fibres that dropped into my eyes and aggravated the lenses. During the last five years or so I have given up even bothering to look. Nothing ever lived up to its name as being ‘waterproof’, ‘smudge-proof’ ‘fibre-free’ etc., not ever, it was just another £X down the drain.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Review: Avène Cleanance K Exfoliating Hydrating Cream-Gel

Slightly late post today but as it’s still Thursday we’ll gloss over that. Today I’ll be reviewing one of the purchases from my most recent Escentual haul, the Avène Cream-Gel exfoliator. This works much the same way as other chemical exfoliators and contains various different acidic ingredients to help smooth out the skin. I’ve included a picture of the ingredient list so you can see for yourself. It also has Avène’s thermal spring water in it too.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Review: CND Vinylux

When I first heard about Vinylux, I’ll admit I was pretty excited. A polish that lasted a whole week? I’ve never tried the Shellac manicure but I was still keen to try out the new offering. Now, I possibly should have realised after my Seche-Vite experience that polishes don’t always live up to the hype. However, I was caught up in the wave. The idea is not to use a base coat but the Weekly Polish and then the Weekly Top Coat. Using naturally occurring UV light the polish dried quickly and is supposed to last a week, rivalling gel formulas.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Review: Boots Botanics Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm

Hot Cloth Cleansing Balms are ever increasing in popularity, with many skincare brands bringing out their own versions. Emma Hardie still rules the roost but at £34.00 a pop, it’s not one for beginners or those on a tight budget.

Monday, 15 July 2013

The Shetland Edit

I've been away for the last week in the Shetland Islands visiting my boyfriend and meeting his family. I had such a fabulous time and really wish I could have stayed longer. We spent the week exploring the Islands, from the very top of Unst, right down to the south and the puffins by the airport. These are only a selection of the photos that I took. I spent the whole week wishing I had a nice camera to take fancy photos.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Review: Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean

When my Good Things Cleanser ran out I was on the hunt for a new one, I’m not sure where I stumbled across the Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean but I thought I’d give it a shot. This is more of a milk cleanser which is apparently better for oily skin like mine. It’s marketed for declogging pores and is a deep purifying cleanser.

Monday, 8 July 2013

What's in my hand luggage?

This week I’m off to the Shetland Islands to visit my boyfriend. I’m flying with hand luggage only so thought I would do a quick post showing what I’m taking. I’ve come to realise that compacting your make-up and skin care life down into 100ml and the correct size of plastic bag is near on impossible. I’ve had to leave out some basics that I’ll beg, borrow or steal once I get there (deodorant and anything needed in the shower). 

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Escentual #micellarblindtrial

I was lucky to have been given the opportunity to take part in Escentual's Micellar Blind Trial. They sent me, and 99 other bloggers, 7 anonymous samples of 7 different micellar waters. With Bioderma's huge rise to cult status they became the product du jour. The point of this trial was to get rid of any brand pre-conceptions and see if they really worked. This is what I thought.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Mix and Match #1

I thought I'd start a little series called Mix and Match, which funnily enough will be about mixing two, or more, products together. Several other bloggers have done similar things and I always think it's a good idea to be able to see how you can use things in different ways and maybe get more use out of them.