Friday, 28 December 2012

Christmas Time!

Just a quick one ... Im so late with this post, but i had such a lovely (and busy) christmas that i just didn't have the time to post before!

But just wanted to take a few minutes to say ...

I hope you all had an amazing time and received some lovely pressies and i will be back soon to do a what i got for christmas type post!

Friday, 21 December 2012

La Roche Posay Hydreane Light

With the highly recommended "La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo" being talked about so much recently i decided to go on a mission to try some more products from the La Roche Posay skincare range. I currently own both the Effaclar Duo and the Micellaire solution and im extremely impressed with both products. Therefore i decided to pick up the Hydreane Light which is basically a lightweight moisturiser for sensitive skin and is great for both day and night use. In my opinion this is one of those products that isn't talked about enough, and i love it!

The formula is very lightweight and doesn't leave that weighed down oily film that some moisturizer's leave on the skin. It applies very smoothly/easily and doesn't take forever to sink in making it perfect for applying just before makeup. It leaves the skin feeling moisturized and soft throughout the day and would be perfect for any skin type (although they do a rich formula which may be more suitable for the dryer skin types.)

Although i think the thing that makes this brand so popular is the fact that most of its products, if not all of them are suitable for sensitive skin. With having combination/sensitive skin i personally feel its hard to cater for and there aren't that many brands that sell products suitable for both oily and sensitive skin, especially high street/drugstore brands. So its nice to know that there are products out there for this skin type that aren't going to cost an arm and a leg.

Priced at £14.50 or £11.50 online from Boots for 40ml i think this is a great product that i would highly recommend to anybody looking for a good moisturizer thats suitable for most skin types including sensitive ones.


Thursday, 13 December 2012

Beauty Wishlist

Beauty Wishlist

I don't often do these sort of posts because i tend to stick to the same sort of products and brands and don't normally branch out and look for new things but since christmas is on its way i thought i would treat myself to a few bits and bobs so these are the things that i have my eye on ... 
1. Ojon Rare Blend hair kit £33 - Although i haven't tried many products from Ojon i have tried there Rare Blend Oil which i thought was amazing, so when i saw this little beauty on the John Lewis i wanted it instantly. The Kit contains Rare Blend Oil, Damage Reverse Shampoo and Damage Reverse Conditioner. Therefore this kit is perfect for dry over styled hair!
2. Coastal Scents Stippling Brush £7.95 - Ive never owned a stippling brush as ive always used either a buffing brush or a flat head foundation brush but coming across this one as i was browsing on Ebay i think its the perfect one. 
3. La Roche Posay Effaclar £14.50 - After hearing so many reviews about this i wanna try it for myself as i love La Roche Posay and all there products seem to be of high quality and work really well for me i especially like there mircellar water and hydreane light moisturiser.
4. Korres Lip Butter Jasmine £5  - Im really into lip butters and lip products in general at the moment and want to try a Korres one as ive always looked at them but never actually brought one haha. 
5. OPI set of 10 £30 - So i may have gone a little nail polish crazy over the last couple of weeks and have added quite a few to my collection but i seem to be lacking in OPI nail varnishes as i only have 2. I just find that i never ever use a full bottle of the polish and at £11 a pop there a tad overpriced therefore i think this mini set would be perfect.
6. Enrapture Heated Rollers £45 - Ive had my Babyliss ones for a few years now and although i don't use them too often ive had my eye on these Enrapture ones for a while now.  
7. Ciate Apple And Custard £9 - Love this colour! I don't own and haven't seen a colour thats similar to this. Its going to be perfect for next spring. 

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The Pamper Hamper!

Pamper Hamper!

Okay so the names kinda cheesey! But to be fair i think this would be the perfect gift for any sister,mum,grandma or anybody who you think deserves a good pampering to be honest! 

Down the left hand side are some different ways in which you can package you items, just because its called a hamper doesn't mean you have to stick to the idea of a wicker basket does it? Maybe a hat box would be more suitable or a cute wash bath like the Cath Kidson one? It all just depends on what you think the recipient would prefer.

I think the most important part of any hamper isn't the content but how much thought has gone into putting it together, for example lining the bottom with coloured tissue paper or a nice fabric will both cushion the hamper (great if you have more delicate content such as perfume or powder products) whilst looking pretty. Adding petals or spritzing some perfume into the basket would also be nice!

Now for the interesting part... choosing the content. Again this will depend on people's personal preference but here's just some ideas.... 
  •  A DVD.. maybe a box set of there favourite show or a nice christmas movie?
  • Face mask, the one featured in the picture above is the REN detox mask (highly recommended for anybody with acne prone/ oily skin) Lush do some really nice ones to!
  • Hair or body oil, Ojon rare blend oil is a favourite of mine although it can be pricey.
  • Slippers who doesn't love a pair of comfy slippers?.
  •  Sleep mask or maybe even eye cream.
  • Bath Bombs, again LUSH do a wide range at affordable prices. The ones featured are Sex Bomb and Candy Cane Bubble bar.
  • Lip Scrub/Balm great for applying before bed!
  •  Bubble Bath, i love a good old bubble bath before bed and this smells amazing from Philosophy.
  • Magazine Subscription? if your on a budget how about just simply adding the latest issue of their favourite magazine to the hamper if they haven't already read it! 
  • A candle, perfect to go with the bubble bath, Neom do a great range but Yankee candles are also really nice.
  • Nail Polish, think festive colours such as reds/golds and deep purples.  
Hope this is helpful and thanks for reading!