Monday, 19 November 2012

The Body Shop Natural Lip Roll On Rose

This was gifted to me along with the Lychee Blossom Body ButterBody Lotion and shower gel This is 100% natural and contains soya oil and olive oil, it took me a little while to try this as I wasn't keen on the thought of putting oil on my lips.

There is no getting away from the fact that what comes out is an oil, I don't know whether it is the thought of oil coating your lips or the actual texture, but I really don't like the feeling of this on.  It does make your lips very shiny the finish is very much like a clear lip gloss but with (for me) a less pleasant feeling.

My other issue with this is the staying power.  I put this on (giving it a good old shake first) before I leave the house in the morning at 8am and by the time I start work at 8.30 its all gone.  I don't think that this leaves your lips feeling soft or protected from the cold either after the gloss has gone.

I am going to try and use this product up but would not repurchase.

You can buy this at for £4 for 10ml

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Nails - Upper Berkeley Street Nails Inc

I got this polish in August as part of the Nails Inc Ahead of Trend Collection I instantly liked the shade but prefer brighter nails in the summer. Now that we are definitely in Autumn I thought that this would be a great alternative to darker shades, such as Victoria.

It is a lovely dusky pink which I think would suit most skin tones.

This polish seemed a bit thicker then other Nails Inc shades but still dried quickly.
As always I have used Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Base Coat and Nails Inc Albert Bridge Top Coat

You can't seem to buy this on it's own but the collection I got this in is still available from

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

What's In My Bathroom - No7 Sumptuous Bath Soak

I can't remember whether this was gifted to me or whether I picked this up in the post Christmas  sales but I was really looking forward to using this. I love baths especially when it starts getting cold as my skin gets really dry.

The scent reminds me of baby wash which I find a bit strange for a so called 'little luxury.' The scent isn't very strong so not much of an issue but would prefer something a bit more grown up. This does create lots of bubbles which do last - don't you hate it when you start with lots of bubbles and by the end of the bath they have all gone!

This claims to soften your skin but this doesn't come close to Lush's Yuzu and Cocoa Bubbleroon in my opinion.  If I didn't use a body scrub I don't think that my skin would have felt any different at all.

Overall I found that this was quite disappointing its not a bad product but I think it is very overpriced.  For £9.50 you get 200ml but with Avon you can get a litre of bubble bath which I think is of equal quality for £5.

This has been repackaged - not sure if it has been re formulated and is available from

What are your favourite bath products?

Monday, 12 November 2012

Random Haul #1

Earlier in the month me and my boyfriend went to London for afternoon tea at Harrods as a (very) belated birthday treat. We also got jams and clotted creams which came after I put my camera away!  If anyone likes afternoon tea I would strongly suggest going as it was delicious.
Whilst at Harrods I obviously had a good old look round and did treat myself to a Chanel  Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in number 54 Boy.  I will do a full post soon but is my favourite lipstick ever.
Whilst I was in London I nipped into SPACE.N.K and got NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base there were so many other products I wanted but decided to be good as I do need a primer as my eyeshadows always crease without.  I am looking forward to trying this out as I have never used any NARS products.
That same weekend I also picked up Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Overnight Ultimate Hair Healer from Boots I had to get this after seeing Fleur De Force's video on her tips for long hair.  I have been trying to grow my hair all year and it just seems to have stopped just below my collar bone.  My ends have become very dry recently and this product promises to double hair strength over night and is apparently ideal for dry, fine to normal hair whilst leaving no residue on the pillow.  I can't wait to see if this helps my hair get any longer and whether the condition of my ends improve.
I also acquired a Nails Inc polish recently as a family member bought for themselves but didn't like.  It is Sloane Square which is a grey/black 3D glitter polish.  I am not sure when I will try this out as dreading removing - has anyone tried any of the 3D polishes?

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Magazine Madness - December 2012

I know I always apologise for these posts being late but this month the reason was not due to laziness (for once) I had seen via that Glamour were giving away four Nails Inc polishes with their December issue.  I already had two of the colours in my stash, St James and Elizabeth Street, but as soon as the magazine hit the shops I raided the shelves looking for the other two shades, Motcomb Street and Glamour Glitter.  I found Motcomb Street with no problem but couldn't find Glamour Glitter anywhere.  I searched all my local supermarkets and newsagents practically daily.  In the end my friend got this for me in her local Asda.  Has anyone else had any problems getting a certain free gift this month.

Anyway back onto this months freebies, I picked up two copies of Glamour and a Marie Claire.  Marie Claire had two Jemma Kidd products available a mascara which I got and a primer.  I have quite a few primers kicking around so decided to leave that one.
I will start with the most troublesome product Glamour Glitter I do love glitter polishes but hate removing them.  I have Chelsea Embankment which is a gorgeous full coverage gold glitter but Glamour Glitter appears to be more of a topcoat which is more versatile and easier to get off (hopefully)
The second polish I got with Glamour is Motcomb Street which a dark navy I think that this will look amazing with the Glamour Glitter over the top for a night out or on its own for daytime/work.  I can't believe I didn't have this colour as I love navy polishes, as they look great with a pair of jeans.

The other two polishes available free with Glamour I already had them so thought I would show you guys.
Elizabeth Street is a pinky cream nude perhaps more of a spring/summer shade or for those that like a more subtle polish.
St James is a classic red I think that over the festive period I might wear with Glitter Glamour.

I would strongly suggest that everyone goes and gets all four polishes as £8 for four is an absolutely bargain.
The free gift I got with Marie Claire was the Jemma Kidd I-Define Volumising Mascara.  This is a full size 10ml freebie which I think is very generous.  I have yet to try anything from Jemma Kidd the only other product I have is the eye liner I got with Elle in their September issue.

Has anyone tried the Jemma Kidd mascara? 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Soap and Glory Mist You Madly

I have been trying to use up all those half empty (or half full) products in my stash recently and found this gem.  I think this ended up tossed in my stash when I discovered Coco Mademoiselle from Chanel.  

I know I am not great at describing scents but this is a very girlie floral scent. It has notes of 'bergamot and blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk' I really love this scent I use this both in the daytime and for a night out, I just tend to spray lots more for a night out. Also another great way to intensify the scent is to layer it with other Soap and Glory products such as Clean on Me and The Righteous Butter.

Having said that even though it is a body spray I think this lasts exceptionally well and is the perfect size for travel or just popping in your handbag.

You can get this from for the bargain price of £3.50 for 100ml.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

October Empties

This month I have used up quite a few products, really getting into this now

Vera Wang Lovestruck I still really dislike the packaging of this, the netting bow catches on everything and looks really tatty and don't get me started on the plastic flowers! Apart from that this is a lovely fragrance, which is very me and I had lots of compliments whilst wearing this too.  I would repurchase this but I  do really want some more Chanel Coco Mademoiselle plus have quite a few other fragrances too.

Molton Brown Warming Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Therapy this was gifted to me in a set with 5 other 100ml products.  I use this when suffering from a cold as its perfect for using in the morning as a shower gel and then at night as a bubble bath.  It really helps clear your chest and makes breathing that bit easier, I wouldn't use at any other time as it does smell quite medical and it is strongly scented.  I don't think I would repurchase as Radox do similar products for a lot cheaper.  You can buy 300ml from for £18.00

Avon Strawberries & Cream Bubble Bath I have had this for ages and Avon don't do it anymore but I do love the Avon bubble baths they smell great, are massive and cheap.  They don't leave your skin exceptionally moistured but for a £5.00 for 1000ml they are a bargain.  There are loads of other bubble baths in the range and I am sure I have another one kicking around somewhere.  They do a Strawberry Sorbet Bubble Bath at the moment you can get from your representative or from

Origins Plantscription Anti Aging Serum finally used this up really dissappointed in this product was so excited to try an Origins product and after forking out £45 was really hoping to notice a difference in my skin. Can honestly say my skin looks the same.  I definately will not be repurchasing has anyone got any suggestions for an anti ageing serum?

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish don't think that there is much more I can say about this other then I love this product.  My boyfriend now uses this too - not mine I may add I made him buy his own.  

Sanex Dermo Invisible first thing this says it minimises white marks - it does not.  I think I might give up trying to find an invisible deodorant.  Other then that not much more to say wasn't sure whether to include but an empty is an empty.