Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Eve Pamper

I've been planning to do a Christmas Eve pamper for a couple of months; as I've never done one before. I just like the idea of doing as a pre-Christmas Day treat, before the madness of the big day arrives.

To kick off my pamper session I'm going to have a bath, & what better excuse to use the Christmas Eve bubble bar from Lush, as its a warm and cosy scent as well as smelling very festive. Also, while I'm in the bath I'm going to be using the Scalp Benefits shampoo & conditioner from Aveda to give my hair and scalp a good clean and get rid of any product build up.

Once out of the bath I will moisturise my body by using the Laura Mercier Souffle Body Creme in Ambre Vanilla, because its another cosy scent; even though to me it smells exactly like vanilla ice cream. Once the body body butter has sunk in I'm then going to hop into some warm snuggly pajamas.

To finish off my pamper session I'm then going to do a facial, as it will help to prepare my face ready for the next day. The facial products which I'm currently using are the Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk, Simple Soothing Toner, Biotherm Aquasource Moisturiser for normal to combination skin, and Kiehl's Creamy Eye Cream with Avocado.

Are you having a little pamper session on Christmas Eve?

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Luxury Beauty Haul - December 2013

Urban Decay

Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette £20
I've been in two minds on whether or not to get this palette, as I don't really use matte eyeshadows. But, I then thought that they would make great eyeshadow bases; just before I apply coloured eyeshadows. I've got a funny that this will become a regular feature in my make up routine.

Naked 3 Palette £37
When I first saw the photos of the brand new Naked 3 palette I knew I'd have to have it. Oh my, this palette is even more gorgeous when you see it for yourself; also all twelve shades from this palette are exclusive to the Naked 3 palette. My favourite shade from this palette is called 'Trick', which is lovely rose gold colour.

De-Slick Make Up Setting Spray £19.50
A few months ago I brought a travel sized bottle of this to try, as I'd never tried make up setting spray before. What can I say, apart from this stuff really does make your make up stay on all day. Because I have been so impressed with this and because I haven't had any problems with it, I thought it was time to invest in a full size product.

Jo Malone

Blackberry & Bay Cologne (30ml) £39
Another fragrance to add to my ever growing Jo Malone collection. I wanted to get this when it was released last year, but they didn't have any in stock. I really like the tartness of the blackberries in this, but at the same time it also has a subtle floral undertone. Best of all; I'm really looking forward to wearing this.

Pine & Eucalyptus Home Candle £39
This forms part of the Jo Malone Christmas collection & it gets every year. The scent actually smells like a real Christmas tree. It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas.


Ageless Beauty Starter Kit £25
I got this as my skin is need of a bit of hydration, plus as its a starter kit its also a great way to be introduced into another new brand. This kit contains four products & they are:-
- Refreshing Cleanser
- Complete Reform with Glyco Firming Complex
- Perfecting Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF30/ PA+++
- Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture

Bobbi Brown

Blush Brush £35
My first ever Bobbi Brown make up brush, and it feels super soft. 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Products I've Used Up No.4

Pampered Bath Smoothie Strawberry, Raspberry & Pomegranate Shower Gel
I found that with this shower gel that I needed to use a lot of product to get a good lather. The scent was nice, but a little tart for my liking.

Teapigs Liquorice & Peppermint Teabags

I really enjoyed these, as it was a really unusual tea choice for me; as its something I don't usually go for. The first taste you get is the peppermint, which is then followed by the sudden sweetness of liquorice at the back of your throat.

Teapigs Green Tea & Mint Teabags

I discovered green tea and mint while I was holiday back in October, and I'd been on the hunt for a good one ever since. So, I thought I would give this a try. The peppermint doesn't overwhelm the subtleness of the green tea, and its lovely to drink.

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Butter

This is what got hooked on body butters, and the scent is too die for; especially if you like sweet, citrus scents. The body butter itself is thick and creamy, as well as being whipped in texture.

Biotherm Aquasource Moisturiser for All Skin Types

It is a nice moisturiser, but its really nothing special. But, it did help to get some hydration back into my skin, but thats about it.

Biotherm Hydra-Mineral Cleansing Toning Mousse

This was lovely at first, as it cleansed and formed really well; and it was a lovely product to use. But, on my second tube of this; it just wasn't the same. The consistency was a little thick and gloopy, and it didn't cleanse as well as the first tube.

Biotherm Instant Hydration Toning Lotion

The first bottle of this I used was also lovely, and it did the job. But, the second bottle was horrible, as it was putting a bottle of alcohol straight onto your face.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

What's in my Samples Bag?

I've had a bag of beauty samples for around a year, and I would show you what I have in it.

Sometimes I'm given samples when I've either brought something or I've got them out of magazines. Also, by having samples it could you save you a lot of money, as you don't need to go out and buy the full size product if it doesn't suit you or skin type.

Here's what I've collected so far:-
- Herbal Essences Honey Bee shampoo & conditioner
- Palmer's Cocoa Butter
- Life Ultimate Unwind body wash
- REN Mayblossom T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel
- L'Occitane Divine Cream
- Biotherm Celluli Eraser
- ESPA Skin Radiance Moisturiser x2
- Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
- YSL Youth Liberator Serum
- Biotherm Aquasource Eye Perfection
- Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
- L'Occitane Hydration Cream x2
- L'Occitane Eye Roll On
- RMK Make Up Base
- RMK Liquid Foundation
- RMK Creamy Polished Base
- Molten Brown Rose Granati fine liquid hand wash
- Molten Brown Blissful Templetree bath oil