February Favourites!

Hi Everybody,

I know we are in the middle of March so I’m a bit late for February favourites but I had to share my likes!


Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed is a really nice cream cleanser. I use this as my second cleanser and it leaves my skin refreshed and clean. It’s for normal/combination skin and it doesn’t dry the skin out. It  also has a nice subtle scent and you only need a pea-sized amount. You mix it with water and its enough to cleanses the face and neck. Its great for everyday use and I like it a lot.

OM Skincare Cleanse & Glow Konjac Sponge is a 100% natural made from Kinjac Vegetable fibre. Its perfect for all skin types including sensitive skin. You can use your favourite cleanser on it or you can use it without any cleanser. Its great to detoxify the skin as it unclogs pores or if you have acne problems. You always soak it with warm water to soften it. Using circular movements I apply it the most needed areas to my face where I have problematic areas and to cleanse my face. It is very gentle to use and my skin loves it! I really need to try the sponges in the collection as you need to replace every 2 months.

Dermalogica Age Smart Daily Superfoliant is a powder exfolitant. You mix a little with water and turn it into a paste with your hands and work it into your face. I really like non-abrasive exfolitators like this as it resurfaces the skin and fights the pollution which accelerates skin aging. My skin felt brighter, glowing and smoother. I experienced no breakouts or dryness using this advanced facial exfolitator.

I like Beauty Pie products and the Plantastic Youth Guard Eye Cream has been my eye cream for a few months. It found that it hydrated under my eyes as I experienced some slight dryness. It didn’t irritate me and I think it has helped the early signs of aging. Make sure you read the instructions and you have to pat it around the eye area and not to rub it in!Bargaintastic!!

I was too lazy to make my own lip scrub as I saw the new Barry M Lip Scrubs. They have two flavours in Mint and Mango. I choose the mango flavour and it is a sugary scrub which makes your skin non-drying and smooth. Perfect to prepare before putting on your favourite lipstick.

This is my first try with IT Cosmetic Brow Power in ‘Universal Taupe’. Its a nice, handy brow pencil. It has a pencil at one end and the other end has a brush. The pencil hand is flat so it is easy to fill in the gaps. The shade matches nicely to your brows and I have found that it stayed on throughout the day. It shouldn’t disappoint considering the price!

I purchased NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer in ‘Light Vanilla’ as I heard so many good things about it from others reviewers so as my Laura Mercier concealer had finished, I bite the bullet and bought it. It comes in a pot rather than a palette and I only used it to cover imperfections or spots. I have found that this concealer doesn’t dry out the areas you had applied on unlike others I have tried. I was a bit worried about it being a matte finish but I was pleasantly surprised and it looked good and covered the areas well. It held for approximately six hours but you will need to re-apply it if worn all day.

The Body Shop Hawiian Kukui Rich Nurturing Body Cream is from the Spa of the World range.First of all the scent is very sweet and nutty. This is a very rich cream so perfect for those with dry skin. Its a fabulous, luxurious  moisturizing cream to restore your skin’s suppleness and hydration. My skin felt great after using it.

The Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Yogurt smells delicious with the apricot and honey scent. Its a lightweight cream which nourishes and moisturises for up to 48 hours. It absorbs easily into the skin quickly and it didn’t leaves any stickiness, much to my husband’s approval! A great body care choice and reasonably priced!







On My Nails- BarryM ‘Supersonic’.

Hi Everybody,

Hope everybody had a wonderful St Valentine’s day and you were spoiled by your loved ones!

I do like BarryM nail vanishes, I always find them great value,  a wonderful range of colours and very good quality. I decided to try from their Speedy Quick Dry range in the colour ‘Supersonic’. Its’ a bright royal blue with purple/pink shimmer.

I applied Mavala base coat and then I applied 2 coats of the colour. You do need to apply a minimum of 2 coats as the first coat is a little sheer but 2 coats is perfect. It dries very quickly and I then Sally Hansen top coat to finish it off.

It did a last a good week on me without major chipping. I was really impressed by the finish and the colour of it. The colour really stands out, it reminded me of the colour the character Sonic the Hedgehog was! Supersonic indeed!!




Soaper Duper Body Products!


Hi Everybody,

I have wanted to try these new products since they were announced and I finally managed to get my hands on them.

Me and my sister went Christmas decoration shopping at the Range and luckily there is a large Tesco supermarket, who now stock Soaper Duper products, nearby. Kill two birds with one stone as they say!

They formulate with real ingredients so no plastic microbeads, no parabens, no phthalates and they sell them in big, basic, pistachio green plastic bottles. The body wash bottle reminds me of a cloud when you hold it on the side!

Of the range available, I particular liked three scents so I decided to pick up random products from the scents I liked. The one that stood out for me was the Deluxe Yuserfruit & Fig body wash.  The smell is divine, lots of fruit and a fresh greeness to it.  The fig makes such a difference to this body wash. I’m in the clouds with this body wash. I really really want this in a body lotion and scrub but they don’t. Soaper Duper, please make a scrub and body lotion in this scent!

I also bought the Zesty Lemon Body Scrub which has fine exfoliating coconut and luffa grains and shea butter suds and glycerin. All this helps to exfolitate the body leaving it gentle to the skin. So far I have been impressed by how well it exfolitates the body.

The last one I bought was the Shea Butter Body Lotion. This has pressed vanilla pods infused shea butter and Vitamin E. It also has various oil including  Coconut oil, cotton seed oil, peach kernel oil, meadowfoam seed oil, sweet almond oil and macadamia oil.  If you love vanilla you will love this. It does a little longer to rub it into the body but it moisturizers the body so well the skin feels so soft and smooth. Your body is almost lick-able in fact!

I really like these products, they feel luxurious, full of natural goodness (most are 90% plus natural)  they don’t cost a lot and they work great on you! What’s not to love about them?





On My Nails – Icing & Sprinkles!

Hi Everybody,

I fancied a little bit of pink on my nails this week and I also remembered I bought Ciate’s ‘Comic Strip’ paint pots. This nail varnish reminds me of hundreds and thousands sprinkles you put onto cupcakes or cookies! So I decided to create a nail effect look with it.

I choose Mavala’s ‘Riga’ nail polish which is a nice soft, subtle shade of pink. As usual I put on Mavala base coat to protect the nails. I then applied two coats of the colour and then applied the Ciate sprinkles onto the nails. I then applied Sally Hansen top coat to finish it off the look.

I think this is a nice and easy to do and fun nail look. Just the right colours to cheer you up as we enter winter.





Narciso Rodriguez For Her L’Absolu EDP!


Hi Everybody,

I went to Boots to have a look around the make up and perfumes. Normally they have a special offers shelf of perfumes. I always look but I spotted something that I have never tried or seen before. Narciso Rodriguez for her L’Absolu. I had seen other perfumes from his range but not this one.

The deep purple bottle is immediately striking. It’s simple, elegant and classy.

The scent is intoxicating to me. White floral of tuberose and jasmine hits with the first spray and I can also feel a fruity touch too. The dry down is when the musky comes into play. Patchouli, amber and the sandalwood give warmth and depth to the scent.

The purple bottle describes the colour of the perfume perfectly in my view. It feels you are sipping a expensive red wine! So rich and satisfying.

This is an expensive, sexy ,addictive and even flirty perfume , perfect for a night out with your man!



On My Nails – Barry M Molten Metal ‘Holographic Lights’.

Hi Everybody,

Barry M have recently released their new Molten Metal collection. Each of the 10 chrome effect shades have a mirror-shine foil finish that sparkle.  Metallic nails are in vogue with other companies but I really liked the Barry M versions and the price! I decided to go for ‘Holographic Lights’ polish. The colour reminds me of shiny gift wrap. When I was growing up at my small school classes, I remembered the Christmas period and the bags full of chocolate sweets were wrapped in a multi colour bag just like this colour!

I have to say the brush is so fantastic. It’s easy to work with and I think the brush has been updated from their original, nail polishes. It does make all the difference in applying the colour I think. The colour is so beautiful, I don’t have anything to compare it too in my collection, it’s so different. I used 2 coats for maximum effect because I wanted the colour to stand out. When I applied the colour, I said ‘oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness’! In the light it is simply amazing, it’s like a disco ball!

Barry M products have really nailed with this collection I think. I will definitely pick up a few more colours from the range, I think ‘Pink Ice and ‘Gold Rush’ look stunning.



September Favourites!

Hi Everybody,

Evenings are getting shorter and the nights are drawing in..

Here are some new things I have been enjoying using.


I’m not into the crazy face sculpting fashion but I have been liking the Beauty Pie Pro-Glow Sculpting Face Palette. It is in a handy product which you have everything in one palette. You have a setting powder to set your make up, I usually use this on my forehead and nose. A bronzer/contour which is a light matte finish. This can be used on paler skin for a sun-kissed link or to build up for a full bronze look.  The cream highlighter is a champagne colour but with a hint of glitter. I have found that it stayed all day on me. The rosy coloured blush gives you a little flushed to your cheeks. I have been really enjoying this and the mirror is a large practical size too.

The Body Shop Eye Colour stick in ‘Siberian Quartz‘  is a purple-aubergine cream eyeshadow. I love wearing this for a dramatic eye look as it blends easily and sets quickly so it doesn’t move all day along. It doesn’t feel that it dries out and I love the practical stick  as it so easily to work with . Also good for people who are in a rush!

Barry M Dazzle Dust ‘Rose Gold’ is a beautiful colour. I do have a few pots of the dazzle dust by Barry M in my dressing table.  It’s easy to work with, blends easily and nicely pigmented. It looks great on the eyes and the great thing is that its not expensive. What’s not to like?

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer ‘Pink Ruby’ is a dazzler of a colour. Its rich, pigmented and stands out on the lips. Its a bit of bling-bling for the lips! It has a little stickiness but I don’t mind that. The only minor downside is that I wish it had a doe applicator rather than a brush but you can’t have everything!


I have been using Avene Hydrance Intense Serum for two and a half months. This serum is for very dehydrated/sensitive skin. I found that my skin was helped by using this serum. My skin felt hydrated, less redness. The blemishes appeared less often, the skin looked even, radiant and luminous. The serum has a light consistency and has a pleasant and not overbearing scent.  It doesn’t feel tacky on the skin. I applied the serum before I applied a moisturizer and no matter what moisturizer I used, it sat perfectly.

I applied Lancome Energie De Vie Nuit sleeping mask in the evenings instead of my night moisturizer. It is a jelly like cream and my skin felt moisturized, hydrated and plump when I used it. The skin feels amazing and awake and you only need a little of this little gem of a product to see the benefits.

Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules is a lightweight, silky smooth serum . They are the first help against the first the signs of aging by strengthening and restoring the skin’s moisture barrier. My skin in the morning looked different after the first use. It looked smoother and radiant. No breakouts afterwards so I’m happy about that and I really must treat myself to more!

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse is a multi purpose dry oil for face, body and hair. I am not a fan of multi purpose oils. I didn’t like using this oil on my face and hair but on the body it is simply amazing!It didn’t feel greasy at all compared to other oils when applied with them you feel like a slippery eel! It absorbed so easily and the scent is subtle and pleasant and not overpowering. The skin felt different, not at all sticky but so soft and smooth.

I love mangoes, especially when you cut a fresh and ripe mango and the scent comes from the fruit, so Klorane Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner with Mango Butter reminds me of that.  My hair likes mango too as it looked and felt nourished. It also felt moisturized and no feeling of weighing the hair down like some shampoos I have tried in the past. The hair felt so soft and light like a little chicken’s hair! It looked supple the hair looked healthy with a lovely shine to it. Its a little pricey maybe but its worth it although I did buy this on offer in Boots so you do need to shop around. I hope to see more variety as the stock is quite limited compared to France.