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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 Jul 17, 2015 in Makeup | 0 comments

Limited edition Summer 2015 products from Clarins

Limited edition Summer 2015 products from Clarins

I love a limited edition product, they always seem to have such a buzz around them and these two offerings from Clarins are no exception. They are Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in Apricot* and Summer Bronzing Compact*, both part of the Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Make-Up Collection which was launched in May 2015. Aquatic Treasures is all about capturing the textures and shades of the ocean and all of the products within the limited edition collection aim to illuminate the skin and help give a glowing complexion. Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in Apricot – I’ve actually reviewed this product before but in a different shade – Rose – you can read my review of that here. It’s quite a luxury product that you can use to add a bit of colour or shimmer to your complexion. This Apricot shade is a limited edition and can be used to give your skin a healthy warm glow and it also contains Clarins’ anti-pollution complex to help protect skin from...

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Posted by on Jul 4, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Clarins – After Sun Shimmer Oil

Clarins – After Sun Shimmer Oil

I hadn’t planned on publishing this review of Clarins After Sun Shimmer Oil* until next week, but given that I’ve been using it so much over the last few days of sunny weather I thought I’d get it written and live now! I’ve been spending lots of time sat out in the garden (carefully protecting my skin of course) and then applying this beautiful limited edition After Sun Shimmer Oil in an evening to soothe and nourish my skin. It’s a lightweight oil that contains Hazelnut Oil, Vitamin E and essential oils of Mandarin, Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang. It helps to rehydrate and nourish the skin but doesn’t leave it feeling sticky or oily. Contained within the oil are fine flecks of golden iridescent shimmer – these settle to the bottom of the glass bottle when it has been left and you need to give it a good shake to evenly distribute the shimmer before applying: I actually prefer using an oil aftersun to a cream product as I...

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Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Makeup | 6 comments

Paul & Joe Beaute – Cheek Color & Compact Case

Paul & Joe Beaute – Cheek Color & Compact Case

I do love make-up that looks beautiful in its packaging, and there is no brand more pretty that Paul & Joe Beaute. Their limited edition feline and floral packaging is second to none with many pieces being so beautiful that you just want to admire them and almost don’t want to use them. A couple of weeks ago I treated myself to Cheek Color 10 (Ombrage) and the Spring 2014 Collection Kitten Print Compact Case (number 002). Shade 10 was the most natural of the Cheek Colors that I could find, it is a pressed powder blusher that consists of a large rose-pink section and a thinner tan colour strip. I love the fact that the pressed powder has the Paul & Joe ‘PJ’ logo imprinted into it, I think it makes it looks really classy. You can see the Cheek Color shades really clearly from the close-up image above. The tan strip of colour has a feint shimmer to it, you can see the glittery particles shining. The...

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Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

The Body Shop – Ginger Sparkle Body Butter & Mango Lip Butter

The Body Shop – Ginger Sparkle Body Butter & Mango Lip Butter

In early January I went into The Body Shop store in York and they were having a post-Christmas sale whereby all of their yummy body butters had been reduced to £5 each and the lip butters had been reduced to £3 each. I purchased this mini-haul of butters as I just love their body butters and I was a bit low on lip balm and once I had sniffed this mango lip butter in the store I was smitten, I just love fruity scents. The Ginger Sparkle Body Butter was a limited edition Christmas fragrance, and I was excited to get my hands on this as I love the smell of ginger. I have found that the scent is quite citrussy and limey rather than gingery though, it should be called ‘Lime with a hint of Ginger’ – it’s still lovely but not as Christmassy and spicy as I had hoped. I had also assumed from its name that Ginger Sparkle Body Butter would have some sort of shimmer...

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Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

Glossybox – September 2013

Glossybox – September 2013

Here’s what I got in my September Glossybox! Firstly I just have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Union Jack box! I’m not usually keen on the specially designed boxes but this one is really special and it would look great used as a storage box. Plus, this month’s Glossybox came with a little magazine too, which I think is a great idea. Although having read it the content didn’t particularly interest me, but I think Glossybox could do loads with magazine so I look forward to seeing future issues. So, onto the products… September’s Glossybox was titled ‘The London Edition’ and all the products were from UK brands, mainly well-known ones. I was a little bit disappointed with the products when I opened the box, but I think that is because there were no skincare products. The first product is a 5ml bottle of Untold perfume from Elizabeth Arden, described as ‘a luxurious and modern floral fragrance’. I’m not usually a big fan of perfume samples...

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