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?

Rxx

 

 

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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.

Rxx

 

 

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!

Rxx

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.

Rxx

September Favourites!

Hi Everybody,

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

Here are some new things I have been enjoying using.

MAKEUP

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!

SKINCARE, BODYCARE & HAIR

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.

Rxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Morning Beauty Routine!

Hi Everybody,

You can see outside Autumn is here. The leaves are falling, conkers from the horse-chestnut trees are around and the rain is falling! The countdown to Christmas has started with the shops beginning to fill up with delicious beauty gifts..

I thought I would share my current morning beauty routine and some thoughts on the products I have been using.

When I get up I first have a glass of water. I wash my face with cold water to wake myself up and the skin! The first product I use is a toner and it helps to cleanse the skin and prepare it for the rest of the products. I am currently using Neal’s Yard Purifying Palmarosa Toner. This has a nice citrus scent, it is not harsh for your skin and doesn’t dry my skin out. My skin feels nice and clean.

The next step is an eye cream. At the moment I am using Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Eye Balm. This eye cream hydrates and moisturizes the eye area. This eye cream has been excellent in slowing down the light wrinkles around my eye area and has prevented dryness and tightness around my eyes.

The third step is a serum. I have been using Beauty Pie Jeju Daily Antioxidant Superinfusion Serum. This is a lightweight serum, applies and absorbs very good. I have found my skin to be smoother, calmer and to be almost radiant! For the price, I have found this to be an excellent product.

The final step in my routine is a day cream. My choice recently has been Natura Siberica Aralia Mandshurica Day Cream. I bought this when I was in Latvia. Born in Siberia and made in Europe, this is made from Hyaluronic Acid, Vitagenyl, Vitamin E and extracts of wild harvested Siberian Geranium. This really hydrates the skin and no breakouts when using it. My skin feels and looks much better. I don’t feel any dryness when using it. I have found  that even when I have used different foundations, it has glided easily over the day cream and no patches or ‘cottage cheese’ effect on the skin. This product is also SPF20 and uses naturally harvested Siberian plants. It also has no parabans, polyethylene glycol, mineral oils and synthetic dyes.

For the moment I am really happy with my routine. Once I have finished them, I’m sure I will buy them again in the future but I will also try other products as well!

I hope you enjoyed my morning routine.I think it’s always interesting to hear what people are using in their morning routine.

Rxx

 

July Favourites!

Hi Everybody,

A wet day here in on the south coast of England, I want summer back!

Here my July favourites, not very much as I am using the same products.

SKINCARE/BODYCARE

Pixi+ Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse has been used, enjoyed and my skin has been cleansed very well by it. It removed my makeup very well and I had no breakouts from it. My skin didn’t dry out and my only gripe is that I wish it was in a bigger container, 50ml per product is simply not enough!

Time Bomb ‘Take-off Time Cleansing Cream’ has been my second cleanse choice. It has very fine grittiness to it so it is an excellent exfolitator and to slough off the dead cells without damaging the skin.  A really good product and great value when you can buy 125ml for £16.00. Recommended.

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Eye Balm has been my daytime eye cream recently. It hydrates and moisturizers the eye area without irritating them. It reduces the appearance of the signs of aging ( I hope in time it works for me!). I had a small pot of it and it has lasted a long time as you only need the tiniest of amounts. Lovely stuff!

Estee Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Cream has been a wonderful day cream to use ( for normal/combination skin)It’s been perfect for me. No breakouts and it has really hydrated my skin. I applied make up on top and it didn’t slip. It has SPF and is also non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores. It feels great on the skin.

I had to try Sanctuary Wet Skin Moisture Miracle when I saw it in Boots. You apply it onto wet skin after showering and rub in the lightweight creamy texture on to the body and then dry as normal. The skin feels so smooth, soft and hydrated and the scent is beautiful as well. No stickiness either which is even better. I am very impressed and great for people who are busy and don’t have time to have a beauty routine.

Being by Sanctuary Spa Chilli Mango  & Tonka Bean Body Scrub feels edible as the smell is so amazing! You must seek it out and just smell it. It is a sugar scrub so great for exfolitating the body and it gives a nice kick of warm spicy feel to the skin when you rub it in. The skin feels so soft and there is a subtle fragrance to it. I really like it!

ACCESSORIES

I do love a tote bag and I have been using my & Other Stories ‘Lip’ Bag a lot. It is a colourful summer bag for fans for lipsticks! You have two options, either the handles or the shoulder strap which I like.

Anya Hindmarch Leather/Nylon Jewellery Travel Case has been a useful companion when travelling.  It has two compartments and  three separate zip-fastening pockets for necklaces, bracelets and rings and a small panel for earrings. I also use it as my daily storage for my jewellery. A really nice, compact well-made accessory.

Rxx