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Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Roger & Gallet – Gingembre Rouge Sorbet Body Lotion

Roger & Gallet – Gingembre Rouge Sorbet Body Lotion

I’ve got another Roger & Gallet product review for you today, it’s Sorbet Body Lotion* from the Gingembre Rouge collection. I previously reviewed the citrusy Cedrat Sorbet Body Lotion last Christmas and really liked it, so I was really looking forward to trying out this candy pink variety. The Body Lotion itself is a pearlised white cream – it’s just the bottle that is pink – but it’s actually nice that it doesn’t have any colourings added. ‘Gingembre Rouge’ translates from French as ‘red ginger’, although personally I don’t think that the fragrance is at all gingery, it’s more fruity with a sweet spicy undertone. The ingredients do include extract of Ginger Root though, plus nourishing Aloe Vera and Pomegranate Oil which is probably where the fruitiness comes from. The Sorbet Body Lotion feels light and refreshing on the skin, perfect for the warmer Summer months, and the tiny pearl flecks within the lotion leave a radiance on the surface of the skin. To build up the fragrance you...

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Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

Roger & Gallet – Bienfaits Invigorating Shower Gel

Roger & Gallet – Bienfaits Invigorating Shower Gel

‘Bienfaits’ is French for ‘benefits’, and this shower gel from Roger & Gallet has been designed to give your skin just that. I’ve already tried their Bienfaits Hand & Nail Cream and really liked it so I was looking forward to trying this Bienfaits Invigorating Shower Gel*. The product itself is a clear gel with a nice sharp citrusy scent, it contains essences of blood orange, mandarin and lemon which is where the zingy scent comes from and it’s the perfect shower gel to use in a morning to help wake you up in the shower. Not only is this Roger & Gallet shower gel invigorating, it also contains soothing aloe vera to help moisturise skin naturally. The formula is soap-free and also free of sulphates, parabens and colours – I always try to avoid sulphates in shower products if I can as I have a rather sensitive scalp which reacts to certain sulphate ingredients. Despite being soap-free and sulphate-free the Bienfaits Invigorating Shower Gel gives quite a good lather...

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Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Random | 6 comments

Twig + Dot – Sugar & Spice Hand Poured Candle

Twig + Dot – Sugar & Spice Hand Poured Candle

I first came across this beautiful brand of candles at The City Girls blogger event that I attended in Leeds a few weeks ago where I was lucky enough to pick up a mini Carousel votive candle with scents of marshmallow, vanilla and cream. I immediately fell in love with the plain white jars and simple silver grey branding. All Twig + Dot candles are made from a custom blend of soy and mineral wax and each candle is hand poured in Great Britain. Today I am going to be telling you about one of the new Twig + Dot candle fragrances for Autumn 2015, it’s called Sugar & Spice and it’s scented with sweet vanilla and cinnamon. Sugar & Spice is a warm fragrance, mainly of sweet creamy vanilla but there is just a hint of spicy cinnamon. I like that the cinnamon isn’t too overpowering, it reminds me of a lovely apple pie served with vanilla custard! Sugar & Spice will be launched in the next few...

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Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Makeup | 6 comments

Too cute to use? Paul & Joe Beaute Protecting Pressed Powder

Too cute to use? Paul & Joe Beaute Protecting Pressed Powder

Every now and then you come across a beauty product that you just HAVE to have, but it’s too amazing to actually use…. and this Protecting Pressed Powder from Paul & Joe Beaute is one of those products! OK, so I’m a cat lover, I have two cats of my own and although I’m not quite a mad old cat lady yet I do enjoy quirky things with cat prints on them. The blue and red sailor cat print on the top of the pressed powder compact and on the matching drawstring pouch is simply stunning and oh so cute. Right, enough about cats and onto the actual product itself… Protecting Pressed Powder is a limited edition product that came out a month or two ago and it comes in two shades – Lavender which aims to improve the complexion, and Nude Beige (which I chose) that will enhance any skin tone. The powder is extremely fine and helps to control shine and minimise pores by diffusing light, plus it...

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Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Nails & Nail Art | 2 comments

Crabtree & Evelyn – Nail Lacquer in Wisteria

Crabtree & Evelyn – Nail Lacquer in Wisteria

OK, so did anyone know that Crabtree & Evelyn did nail polish? No, me neither until I attended their Garden Celebration Blogger Event in York a few weeks ago, and I was lucky enough to receive this Nail Lacquer in Wisteria in my goody bag that evening so I wanted to share it with my readers. Crabtree & Evelyn offer 21 different shades of Nail Lacquer (all formulated without camphor, dibutyl phthalates, formaldehyde or toluene), plus a wide range of handcare products. Wisteria is a two-tone shade that looks dark blue in some lights and purple in others and it has a subtle silver shimmer to it. It dries with a bit of a dull finish and maybe looks a little old fashioned when compared to today’s current trend for glossy gel finishes, but you could add a couple of coats of clear polish over the top if you want more of a glossy shine. The brush is quite long and thin so you have to apply the polish...

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Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Perfume Of The Day – Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum

Perfume Of The Day – Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum

You may have guessed by now that I’m a bit obsessed with the Fleur de Figuier fragrance from French brand Roger & Gallet, this is the fourth product in the range that I’ve reviewed now! I first fell in love with the fruity scent last year when I tried out the Huile Gourmande (it was one of my favourite products of 2014) and now I’m using the Eau de Parfum*. The Fleur de Figuier range encompasses both the fruit and the flower of the fig, plus mandarin flowers. It’s quite fruity and reminds me a bit of The Body Shop’s 1980s favourite fragrance Dewberry, I could just sit and sniff it all day! Being an Eau de Parfum this product is much stronger than the Eau Fraiche that I reviewed a few weeks ago, as this one contains more alcohol. The Eau de Parfum also smells slightly more floral and less fruity than the other products in the range. The angular glass bottle looks a bit more old fashioned than...

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Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Bath & Body | 6 comments

Nip + Fab – Shimmer Leg Fix

Nip + Fab – Shimmer Leg Fix

  Where did our lovely sunny weather go? I’ve really missed it this past week, I needed it to try out this Shimmer Leg Fix* from Nip + Fab! I’ve never tried anything like this before, it’s like a cross between make-up for the legs and a temporary fake tan. The product itself is a slightly translucent pale golden gel with millions of tiny golden particles that shimmer when they catch the light. It has a pretty floral rose fragrance too, not overpowering, which makes it really pleasant to apply. You apply Shimmer Leg Fix to the legs (funnily enough) to give them a gentle golden glow, just apply a little to the hands then gently massage into the legs and feet. You don’t need to use a tanning mitt as it will just wash straight off the hands really easily. The effect is only really subtle, and rather difficult to catch on camera! I’ve swatched a little on my arm in the image above and haven’t rubbed it...

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Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Perfume Of The Day – Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau Fraiche

Perfume Of The Day – Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau Fraiche

My favourite fragrance at the moment is this Fleur de Figuier Eau Fraiche* from Roger & Gallet. I fell in love with the fig scent last year when I first tried out their Huile Gourmande in the same fragrance (it was one of my favourite products of 2014) and now I can spritz away in the form of this Fresh Fragrant Water spray. The Fleur de Figuier range encompasses both the fruit and the flower of the fig, plus mandarin flowers. It’s quite fruity and reminds me a bit of The Body Shop’s 1980s favourite fragrance Dewberry, I could just sit and sniff it all day! The fragrance is much lighter than the oil, and being a fragrant water it can wear off quite quickly, but it’s perfect for Summer and the warmer weather when you don’t want an overpowering fragrance. It would also be amazing spritzed onto cotton wool balls and then hidden in a wardrobe or underwear drawers to give clothes and linen a pretty fragrance. The tall...

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