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Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in Bath & Body | 6 comments

The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Collection

The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Collection

I love The Body Shop® at Christmas as they have such amazing products and this year is no exception. I was lucky enough to be sent a selection of new products to try out, and I can honestly say that I love each and every one! I really think that The Body Shop® has stepped up its game over the last few years, they now have some fantastic make-up and their Christmas fragrances are second to none – plus it’s so affordable! This is my first of a two-part review of The Body Shop® Christmas range, as I attended a special blogger evening at my local store in York on Friday evening – so keep an eye out for my second post later this week to find out what we got up to! Glazed Apple Shimmer Mist* – Shimmer Mist is a completely new product for Christmas 2015 and apparently it’s selling like hot cakes – so if you want one you’ll need to get in quick! Available in all three...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Skincare | 0 comments

Paul & Joe – Autumn 2015 Lip Treatment Balm

Paul & Joe – Autumn 2015 Lip Treatment Balm

Just a quick review today on this very cute little tin of Lip Treatment Balm* from Paul & Joe Beaute. This is a limited edition product, part of their Autumn 2015 collection. I just love the bee and flower print on the little round tin, it’s so cute and bees are so popular at the moment. One of the reasons it has bees on is that the ingredients include Honey and Ginger. There is also another limited edition variant of the Lip Treatment Balm that contains Earl Grey Tea, Bergamot and Lemon, and the tin is decorated in a floral design. Other ingredients include Olive Oil and Lavender Oil to help hydrate the lips and lock in moisture. This will be a great little product for Winter, I like to go out walking in the cold weather so I’ll be able to keep this in my pocket to prevent my lips from getting chapped. The product itself is a translucent honey coloured balm, very different from your usual opaque...

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Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Bath & Body, Skincare | 0 comments

Look Fantastic October Beauty Box – Limited Edition 1/3

Look Fantastic October Beauty Box – Limited Edition 1/3

I thought September’s Look Fantastic Beauty Box was good, but I was even more pleased with this October box due to the range of top brands included inside. This is the first of three Christmas 2015 Limited Edition Beauty Boxes* from Look Fantastic, available throughout October. With contents worth over £50 each monthly box contains around seven sample-size beauty products, making it a great way to try out new brands. Read on to discover more about the Beauty Box… The box itself is a thing of beauty, it’s a white cardboard box with a golden geometric print design on the lid and lined with blue tissue paper. It contains 7 products – a selection of skincare, bodycare and haircare products – all from top name brands. So, what was inside the first Look Fantastic Christmas 2015 Beauty Box? Nuxe Reve De Miel Hand & Nail Cream – ‘Reve de Miel’ translates from French as ‘Dream of Honey’ and this rich Hand & Nail Cream has been developed to repair, nourish and protect dry and damaged...

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Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Makeup | 2 comments

Christmas 2015 Makeup Collection from Paul & Joe Beaute

Christmas 2015 Makeup Collection from Paul & Joe Beaute

Cats and make-up are two of my favourite things and Paul & Joe Beaute manage to effortlessly combine these two elements to create some stunningly different and quirky limited edition make-up collections every year. I was sent the new Christmas 2015 Masked Ball* makeup collection to try out and it’s a good one! The collection consists of four make-up items housed inside a cute satin pouch, with a mysterious and seductive masked ball theme. Of course the mask is cat’s eye shaped! The zip-up satin make-up pouch features a cat woman on the front and has an extra pocket inside plus a slot inside the back. It’s a good size to keep inside a handbag or desk drawer. Nestled inside the pouch are two eye products, one cheek product and one multi-tasking bodycare product: Creamy Cheek Color – this is a little tube of cream blush and it’s so cute, the tube is decorated with little masks and cat faces. The shade is a mid pinky brown, the sort of...

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Makeup, Random, Skincare | 3 comments

Blogger Beauty Box – September 2015

Blogger Beauty Box – September 2015

The Blogger Beauty Box was set up in June 2015 when blogger Vix Meldrew decided to bring together a way of connecting beauty bloggers with brands by way of a monthly product box. Available to bloggers throughout the UK the box offers a range of skincare and make-up products and showcases brands both popular and little known. I like the fact that there is no subscription needed to take part, unlike most other beauty box schemes, and neither is there a ‘theme’ each month which I think can hold some box schemes back sometimes. September 2015 was my first Blogger Beauty Box, and here’s a sneak peek to see what was inside: My first impression was that there was a good ratio of skincare to make-up products, and whilst the box itself is a rather simple plain white cardboard affair with a sticky label on top I wasn’t made to feel like I’d just shelled out hard earned cash on a pretty cardboard box. I was also really pleased...

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Bath & Body, Makeup, Random | 0 comments

My Little Box – August 2015

My Little Box – August 2015

Today I have another My Little Box review for you, this one is for the August box and for once it’s on time! I received the August box last week and in my opinion it was another good one! The theme was My Little Gypset Box… I’d never heard of the word ‘gypset’ but according to the dictionary it relates to a ‘modern nomadic lifestyle’ and the products inside this month’s box are all geared around an easy lifestyle with a bohemian twist. If you’ve never heard of My Little Box it’s a quirky monthly beauty box that offers something a bit different, including their own range of make-up ‘My Little Beauty’, a proper readable mini magazine in each box, plus exciting little non-beauty extras – past examples have included jewellery, stationery and T-shirts. So, what was inside My Little Gypset Box in August….? I’ll start with the beauty products as these were my favourite items inside August’s box. There was a mini Korres Basil Lemon Body Milk, this is a...

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Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Bath & Body, Makeup, Random | 0 comments

My Little Box – July 2015

My Little Box – July 2015

Apologies, once again the My Little Box review is a bit late, I’ve been experimenting with my new DSLR camera and it took me a while to learn how to edit the images. Sadly the last couple of boxes have been disappointing for me, but I love this one, the theme is Road Trip…. think freedom, holidays and easy-to-use products! If you’ve never heard of My Little Box it’s a quirky monthly beauty box that offers something a bit different, including their own range of make-up ‘My Little Beauty’, a proper readable mini magazine in each box, plus exciting little non-beauty extras – past examples have included jewellery, stationery and T-shirts. So, what was inside My Little Road Trip Box in July….? I’ll start with the beauty products as these were my favourite items inside July’s box. There was a full size Essie nail polish in ‘Time For Me Time’, it’s a very pale pink and I painted this onto my nails within about half an hour of receiving the...

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Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Makeup | 2 comments

New Autumn 2015 make-up from Clarins

New Autumn 2015 make-up from Clarins

I can’t believe we’re talking about Autumn already! This year is just flying by, before we know it it’ll be Christmas! Clarins have recently launched their new Autumn 2015 make-up range, a seductive collection focusing on the eyes. The new products allow you to easily transform from soft beige and fresh pink daytime shades to sultry evening looks with purples and carbon blacks. I’ve been lucky enough to try out three of their new products: Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows* – these two eyeshadows have a unique cream-to-powder formula, so they apply smoothly like a cream but then have the hold of a powder. One of the ingredients is Bamboo Powder and this helps to give the shadows a matte and even finish. The shades are called Carbon and Heather – Carbon is a dark shade, almost black, and should be used sparingly or smudged to give a sultry look, whereas Heather is a smoky purple shade and can be used all over the eyelid or stippled into the crease of the eye. Unfortunately...

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