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31/01/2013

January Favourites

January-Favourites-2013

Elemis FreshSkin Skin Clear Purifying Face Wash

I mentioned this in my skincare routine post earlier in the month and it really is a lovely product, I use it every single day and it makes my skin feel so clean and fresh. It has made such a difference to my skin too, I’ve had hardly any breakouts since I started using it. It smells divine too.

Nivea Lip Butters

I got a couple of the Nivea Lip Butters in December and they have fast become my favourite lip balms, the scents are amazing – I have the Vanilla & Macadamia and Caramel Cream ones and they smell so good! They’re really good at nourishing the lips too, they’re not too heavy so they sink in nicely and don’t leave that horrible residue on your lips. They do leave a slight gloss on your lips though which is quite nice if you’re having a No Make-up Day. If you haven’t already, go and smell these! You’ll be hooked!

Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof

I’d never tried a Max Factor mascara until I saw this on offer in Sainsbury’s just before Christmas, I’m so glad that I bought it – it’s my new favourite mascara! It adds length and volume and it definitely lives up to it’s waterproof claims – it doesn’t budge. I especially love it for the bottom lashes as it’s one of those rubber spikey brushes that makes applying mascara to the bottom lashes easy. I only need one coat on my lashes too!

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter

I used to love this product when I was younger but then went off of it, I received this in a gift set at Christmas time and have been using it every time I’ve had a bath since. I’d forgotten how soft it makes your skin and how nice the fragrance is! I will definitely be rebuying it once this little one has ran out.

NEOM Organics Complete Bliss Hand Cream

I’ve really been getting into hand cream lately, I’ve got about 5 on the go but this is definitely my favourite. It smells amazing and it’s thick and luxurious but it soaks in almost instantly.

What has your favourite product been in January?

Amyxx

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January Favourites

January-Favourites-2013

Elemis FreshSkin Skin Clear Purifying Face Wash

I mentioned this in my skincare routine post earlier in the month and it really is a lovely product, I use it every single day and it makes my skin feel so clean and fresh. It has made such a difference to my skin too, I’ve had hardly any breakouts since I started using it. It smells divine too.

Nivea Lip Butters

I got a couple of the Nivea Lip Butters in December and they have fast become my favourite lip balms, the scents are amazing – I have the Vanilla & Macadamia and Caramel Cream ones and they smell so good! They’re really good at nourishing the lips too, they’re not too heavy so they sink in nicely and don’t leave that horrible residue on your lips. They do leave a slight gloss on your lips though which is quite nice if you’re having a No Make-up Day. If you haven’t already, go and smell these! You’ll be hooked!

Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof

I’d never tried a Max Factor mascara until I saw this on offer in Sainsbury’s just before Christmas, I’m so glad that I bought it – it’s my new favourite mascara! It adds length and volume and it definitely lives up to it’s waterproof claims – it doesn’t budge. I especially love it for the bottom lashes as it’s one of those rubber spikey brushes that makes applying mascara to the bottom lashes easy. I only need one coat on my lashes too!

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter

I used to love this product when I was younger but then went off of it, I received this in a gift set at Christmas time and have been using it every time I’ve had a bath since. I’d forgotten how soft it makes your skin and how nice the fragrance is! I will definitely be rebuying it once this little one has ran out.

NEOM Organics Complete Bliss Hand Cream

I’ve really been getting into hand cream lately, I’ve got about 5 on the go but this is definitely my favourite. It smells amazing and it’s thick and luxurious but it soaks in almost instantly.

What has your favourite product been in January?

Amyxx

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30/01/2013

NOTW: The Glitter Ring Finger

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Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Enamel in 09 Lavande Esquisse & 14 Rainbow Apparition

Application: 2 coats of the lavender shade and then 1 coat of the glitter on the ring finger. The wide brush makes application easy but a little messy.

Lasting Power: Good, no chips for a few days and would have lasted longer if I’d not removed it.

Removal: Easy peasy, although the glitter requires a bit of force.

Would I re-apply it? Yes! I love both shades on their own and I think they look nice like this too, haven’t done a statement ring finger for ages!

What’s on your nails this week?

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NOTW: The Glitter Ring Finger

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Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Enamel in 09 Lavande Esquisse & 14 Rainbow Apparition

Application: 2 coats of the lavender shade and then 1 coat of the glitter on the ring finger. The wide brush makes application easy but a little messy.

Lasting Power: Good, no chips for a few days and would have lasted longer if I’d not removed it.

Removal: Easy peasy, although the glitter requires a bit of force.

Would I re-apply it? Yes! I love both shades on their own and I think they look nice like this too, haven’t done a statement ring finger for ages!

What’s on your nails this week?

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29/01/2013

Decleor Aromessence Serums

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Decleor Aromessence Serums @ Liberty

The Aromessence Serums by Decleor are powerful concentrates of active essential oils that are perfectly blended to give outstanding results. They are 100% pure, 100% natural and preservative free – no nasties here! The serums have been developed to be used daily and the blend of essential oils have been specifically chosen for their effect on the skin and their aromatherapy properties – making you feel as relaxed and balanced as possible.

There are six Aromessence serums for the face:

The serums are designed to be used under other skincare products to give a boost to the skin, I’ve been using the Ylang Ylang serum in the morning underneath my daily moisturiser and the Angelique serum in the evening under my more moisturising night cream. I have noticed a difference since I started to use them, my moisturisers seem to sink in a lot more quickly and my skin feels much nicer than if I’d used the moisturiser alone. I imagine the Ylang Ylang serum will be amazing in summer when my skin is much more oily but it’s doing a fab job of controlling my oil at the moment. My Nan is trying out the Iris and Excellence serums so I will get her to report back once she’s tried them for a couple of weeks.

To apply the serums Decleor suggests you use their targeted application techniques to get the best out of the products, this also helps you to use just the right amount of product too.

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If you’re looking for a treat for your skin I would definitely recommend trying out these serums from Decleor, they are lovely products and they really do work. Pop along to Liberty next time you’re in London to check out the Decleor counter for some advice – Decleor also have one of the Beauty Treatment Rooms at Liberty and for £30 (redeemable against products) you could experience the hour long Signature Aromatherapy treatment.

Check out the Liberty website for more Decleor products and beauty gift sets.

Have you tried anything from Decleor? Any recommendations?

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Decleor Aromessence Serums

Decleor Skincare Paris Skin Aromessence serum luxury face beauty

Decleor Aromessence Serums @ Liberty

The Aromessence Serums by Decleor are powerful concentrates of active essential oils that are perfectly blended to give outstanding results. They are 100% pure, 100% natural and preservative free – no nasties here! The serums have been developed to be used daily and the blend of essential oils have been specifically chosen for their effect on the skin and their aromatherapy properties – making you feel as relaxed and balanced as possible.

There are six Aromessence serums for the face:

The serums are designed to be used under other skincare products to give a boost to the skin, I’ve been using the Ylang Ylang serum in the morning underneath my daily moisturiser and the Angelique serum in the evening under my more moisturising night cream. I have noticed a difference since I started to use them, my moisturisers seem to sink in a lot more quickly and my skin feels much nicer than if I’d used the moisturiser alone. I imagine the Ylang Ylang serum will be amazing in summer when my skin is much more oily but it’s doing a fab job of controlling my oil at the moment. My Nan is trying out the Iris and Excellence serums so I will get her to report back once she’s tried them for a couple of weeks.

To apply the serums Decleor suggests you use their targeted application techniques to get the best out of the products, this also helps you to use just the right amount of product too.

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If you’re looking for a treat for your skin I would definitely recommend trying out these serums from Decleor, they are lovely products and they really do work. Pop along to Liberty next time you’re in London to check out the Decleor counter for some advice – Decleor also have one of the Beauty Treatment Rooms at Liberty and for £30 (redeemable against products) you could experience the hour long Signature Aromatherapy treatment.

Check out the Liberty website for more Decleor products and beauty gift sets.

Have you tried anything from Decleor? Any recommendations?

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28/01/2013

ghd Style & Protect Gift Set

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GHD Style and Protect Gift Set 2
This little gift set from ghd, contains everything that you need for smooth, shiny hair. Now, smooth, shiny hair isn’t something I normally go for, but as I’ve been testing these products out so many people have commented on how shiny and healthy my hair is looking that I might be a convert to the shiny side. I’ve been using all of the products together when I’ve been blow-drying my hair and I can really tell a difference in the way that my hair looks and feels.
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The large Paddle Brush is amazing at brushing big sections of my hair – it did a pretty good job at detangling too. I used this as I dried my hair and it really helped to smooth out my hair and straighten it. The Straight & Smooth Spray (for normal/fine hair) is the perfect addition to any haircare routine, it contains the ghd heat protectant so is brilliant to use before drying or straightening your hair and it makes your hair really smooth and sleek feeling without weighing it down. I really like the spray on this too, it gives a nice even mist that allows you to spray your hair easily. I apply this on damp hair but you can also use it on dry hair before styling too. The Final Shine Spray is an excellent addition to the gift set, it’s a really lovely product that is perfect for finishing off any styles that you’ve created – it makes your hair shiny without looking greasy and it also has a little bit of hold to tame any flyaways. I didn’t use the sectioning clips as I didn’t actually need to straighten my hair after blow-drying my hair with these products (they’re –that- good!), but I’m sure they will come in handy if you have a lot of hair.
The ghd Style & Protect Gift Set would make an amazing gift to any girl that enjoys playing with their hair, the ghd brand brings with it an air of luxury and all of the products included are definitely worth it.
I will be doing a hair tutorial using these products just before Valentine’s Day, so be sure to look out for that!
Have you tried any of the ghd products before?

ghd Style & Protect Gift Set

GHD Style and Protect Gift Set Straightners Hair Haircare Brush
GHD Style and Protect Gift Set
GHD Style and Protect Gift Set 2
This little gift set from ghd, contains everything that you need for smooth, shiny hair. Now, smooth, shiny hair isn’t something I normally go for, but as I’ve been testing these products out so many people have commented on how shiny and healthy my hair is looking that I might be a convert to the shiny side. I’ve been using all of the products together when I’ve been blow-drying my hair and I can really tell a difference in the way that my hair looks and feels.
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The large Paddle Brush is amazing at brushing big sections of my hair – it did a pretty good job at detangling too. I used this as I dried my hair and it really helped to smooth out my hair and straighten it. The Straight & Smooth Spray (for normal/fine hair) is the perfect addition to any haircare routine, it contains the ghd heat protectant so is brilliant to use before drying or straightening your hair and it makes your hair really smooth and sleek feeling without weighing it down. I really like the spray on this too, it gives a nice even mist that allows you to spray your hair easily. I apply this on damp hair but you can also use it on dry hair before styling too. The Final Shine Spray is an excellent addition to the gift set, it’s a really lovely product that is perfect for finishing off any styles that you’ve created – it makes your hair shiny without looking greasy and it also has a little bit of hold to tame any flyaways. I didn’t use the sectioning clips as I didn’t actually need to straighten my hair after blow-drying my hair with these products (they’re –that- good!), but I’m sure they will come in handy if you have a lot of hair.
The ghd Style & Protect Gift Set would make an amazing gift to any girl that enjoys playing with their hair, the ghd brand brings with it an air of luxury and all of the products included are definitely worth it.
I will be doing a hair tutorial using these products just before Valentine’s Day, so be sure to look out for that!
Have you tried any of the ghd products before?

27/01/2013

Things I Wanted to Buy This Week… The Book Edition

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I’ve been wanting to expand my book collection for quite a while and those Puffin Classics are the reason why, would you just look at the beautiful covers – they’d look amazing on a bookshelf. The Penguin Clothbound classics are also just as beautiful – I’d love to collect both sets but I fear I am and always will be too poor for such things. I spied the Hogwarts Library Boxed Set last night whilst I was browsing Amazon and it reminded me that I never did buy Quidditch Through the Ages or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And I’ve always wanted to buy Angela Carter’s Fairy Tales, I love Angela Carter – Wise Children is one of my favourite books, and I’ve heard great things about her fairy tales. The Night Circus has been on my wishlist for a while now, the cover always catches my eye when I visit bookshops and I’m intrigued by the story – might have to pick that up when I get paid on Thursday.
What’s your favourite book?
Have you read any of the books mentioned above?

Things I Wanted to Buy This Week… The Book Edition

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I’ve been wanting to expand my book collection for quite a while and those Puffin Classics are the reason why, would you just look at the beautiful covers – they’d look amazing on a bookshelf. The Penguin Clothbound classics are also just as beautiful – I’d love to collect both sets but I fear I am and always will be too poor for such things. I spied the Hogwarts Library Boxed Set last night whilst I was browsing Amazon and it reminded me that I never did buy Quidditch Through the Ages or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And I’ve always wanted to buy Angela Carter’s Fairy Tales, I love Angela Carter – Wise Children is one of my favourite books, and I’ve heard great things about her fairy tales. The Night Circus has been on my wishlist for a while now, the cover always catches my eye when I visit bookshops and I’m intrigued by the story – might have to pick that up when I get paid on Thursday.
What’s your favourite book?
Have you read any of the books mentioned above?