February Favourites

February Favourites

I really haven’t tried many new products this month, but, I have completely fallen in love with these…

PALMER’S Coconut Oil Conditioning Shampoo

I was after a Coconut Oil based shampoo for ages. I tried a sample of this product and knew instantly that i wanted the full size product.

I really like how soft it makes my hair feel, without leaving it feeling oily and weighed down. I have really long, naturally wavy hair and it sometimes gets really frizzy. This shampoo has really helped stop that.

The only problem with this shampoo is finding it! I searched everywhere for it; Supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug, and i just couldn’t find it anywhere. I eventually located it in BodyCare. I have since spotted a full PALMER’S counter in Superdrug so I can rest assured, when this product runs out, I will replace it with ease.

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The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Body Lotion

When this range was released, I couldn’t wait to give it a try! I do have very sensitive dry skin so I was drawn to this.

It has a very pleasant smell, it’s sweet and milky but not sickly. It is fast absorbed but you can really feel a difference on your skin after just one use. It doesn’t leave the skin oily so it can be used right before bed or getting dressed. (I hate the feeling of clothes sticking to me!)  I also have the Bath Milk from this range but haven’t had a proper chance to try it yet.

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No7 Beautiful Skin Pore Vacuum Mask

I’ve been seeing a lot of Charcoal Pore Masks on the market recently. A lot of different brands have been bringing them out, they’ve been featured in blog posts and demonstrated in videos on YouTube. So much so, I weren’t sure which to try. I went in to my local Boots store and had a look at their No7 range and spotted this little guy. At £14 for quite a small tube I wasn’t sure whether to get it, but I did.

To say it is quite a small tube, it does hold a good number of applications. I mainly use it across my T-Zone which is my ‘Problem Area’. I have used it once or twice a week  for about 6 weeks and there is still a good number of uses left.

I find it works best after a hot bath, when the steam has really opened up the pores. It’s no miracle treatment, they don’t all disappear after one use. But it does work.

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L’EAU DE ROSE Perfume

If you regularly read my blog, you will of seen this pop up in my February Glossy Box.

Since I received it I have used it pretty much every single day.

It’s not overpowering either, it’s such a delicate Rose scent but it lasts for a very long time.

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Hope you enjoyed the read. What have been your favourites this last month? Comment below

Speak soon!

S xxx

 

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February Glossy Box

February Glossy Box

After January’s Glossy Box (My first box) I couldn’t wait to receive their February box in the mail. And when it did, I definitely weren’t disappointed.

The February design was based around Valentines Day with L.O.V.E clearly printed on the lid. It was Black, White and pale Pink which do go beautifully together.

Inside it was lovingly wrapped in tissue paper and all the products were laid on the black straw.

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I love that they always include a product card so that I know exactly what is included, what it is for and how much the full size product is should i wish to repurchase it.

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Noir Eternae Youth Potion Face Scrub

This product confuses me slightly. Is it a Face Scrub or a Face Mask?

Either way I’m looking forward to giving it a go. I guess I’ll apply it and see what happens. When you apply it, it starts out Pink and then turns Grey as it starts to remove Impurities and Dead Skin Cells.

The full size product retails at £26

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Utan and Tone Nourishing Night Crème

Now this one has me on edge. I never wear Fake Tan so I’m not sure I’ll ever use this product. It is a gradual tanner to give your face a natural glow that is lost during the Winter months. I imagine I’d wake up with an orange face.

The full size product retails at £25

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Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Strength Restorer Balm

I have never tried a Hair Mask so I am very much looking forward to this! My hair definitely needs some looking after because I’ve neglected it for so long. It seems really easy to use.

The full size product retails at £4.49

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Ciate London Paint Pot in Fade to Greige

I love love love this colour! It goes on the nails amazingly. The brush is the perfect size for my nails. I can apply it with just one stroke. One coat is all you need as it is such a good consistency. I really really really recommend this product! (Can you tell?)

It retails at £9

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L’Eau De Rose Perfume

A very delicate Floral Rose scent. I really like this and have been using it nearly every day since I got it.

This retails at around £20.

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I can’t wait to see what is inside March’s box. Keep your eyes peeled as one of these may appear in my February Favourites…

Speak soon

S xxx

Huge Lush Haul (Mothers Day)

Huge Lush Haul (Mothers Day)

We all know how much I love Lush. So when February 17th came around I went straight to my local store at Leeds White rose to stock up on their Mothers Day range. They still had some Valentines products left too so I stocked up on a couple of my Favourites as well as a couple of regular lines.

I’ll start with the Mothers Day Range products that I picked up. I think the range this year is truly beautiful.

Ups-A-Daisy Bath Bomb

This beautiful, double sided Bath Bomb is the perfect balance of Floral and Citrus.

It contains Rosewood Oil, Orange Oil and Rose Absolute. It really makes you feel like you’ve just woken up in the middle of spring, thrown your window open and caught a wiff of your nana’s flower garden.

It’s a really happy Bath Bomb.

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Elsie the Giraffe (You’re Havin’ a Bath)

How adorable is Elsie? I’m not sure if I can face using her. I’d feel mean!

She smells similar to the Valentines Lovestruck Bubble Bar with that Sweet Citrus smell.

With uplifting Lemon and Grapefruit Oil she is really good to use on a morning to awake the senses.

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MUM (Yellow and Pink) Bath Bombs

Again this is a sweet Citrus/Floral scent with Lemon and Sweet Orange Oil to invigorate the senses, but with Rose Oil it also calms the mind and makes you want to lay there forever. (Well, until the water goes cold… but you can always top it up….)

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Your Mother Should Know Bubble Bar

Stressed? Give this a try.

It’s combination of Neroli Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Rosewood Oil and Orange Flower Absolute leaves you feeling calm and collected.

Recommended for night time use to send you off into a peaceful slumber.

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Baa Bar Bubble Bar

Look at this little guy! This lovely little sheep really wants you to be off counting his friends!

Is there anything more relaxing than Lavender and Violet? No. The answer is no. Which is why they have teamed up to make this the most relaxing bath you will ever have.

The Soya Milk leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh, ready to slip into your favourite PJ’s and snuggle down for the night.

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Pink Custard

Coconut Milk, Neroli Oil, Lavender and Tonka. Need I say more? Sweet and Floral. Relaxing, and It’s called Pink Custard… PINK CUSTARD!

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That’s all I picked up from the Mothers Day range which is nearly all of it but not quite.

Moving on to what I picked up from the Valentines range…

Ladybird Bubble Bar

Peppermint is one of my favourite scents and this is one of the main components of this cute little guy.

The refreshing, cooling, tingling feeling from the Peppermint is soon followed by a Floral scent which I personally really like. The two different scents are very different yet they go so well together.

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Lovestruck Bubble Bar

This Emoji is in my most frequently used on my iPhone so it’s only right that I would love it in Bubble Bar form.

Just like Elsie the Giraffe (above) he is very sweet and citrusy. I have paired this guy previously with Over and Over Bath Bomb for a truly Citrus burst!

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Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar

Again this is another very relaxing scent.

Lavender is so prominent in this lovely, sparkly, colourful horn it makes you really sleepy.

I sometimes pair this with the Lady Bird Bubble Bar as I think the scents really compliment each other.

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Brightside Bubble Bar

Welcome to Summer!… I wish.

At least you can feel like it by using this in your baths. The Mandarin and Tangerine Oil really comes through and leaves you craving an ice cold Tango whilst you sunbathe. You also feel like you’re bathing in Tango. Just without the stickiness.

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Blackberry Bath Bomb

I love the deep purple water you get from using this Bath Bomb

Bergamot and Frankincense Oil are sweet and relaxing which is great!

When I smelt this in store I was in two minds as to whether to get it or not but I’m so glad I did! The scent in the water is a lot better than the initial scent from the Bomb.

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Floating Island Bath Oil

Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla. Heaven, heaven heaven.

I Love this scent! White Chocolate, Vanilla and Shea Butter make for a mouth wateringly good scent! I almost want to eat it!

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Rainbow FUN

7 different colours, 7 different scents.

I love that FUN can be used as so many things! Soap, Shampoo and Bubble Bars. All in one lovely product. They’re so versatile and FUN to use!

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MMMelting Marshmallow Moment

I have to constantly stay stocked up on these or I get Snow Fairy withdrawal symptoms.

I never really stocked up on the Snow Fairy goodies at Christmas and I regret it a hell of a lot! So I’m really glad these little bundles of joy are available!

The super sweet, bubblegum, candy floss heavenly scent is my all time favourite!

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Yoga Bath Bomb

I can’t wait to use this!

According to the lady behind the counter, this should come with a warning to not use heavy machinery after use.

Definitely one for before Bed Time!

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I told you this was a HUGE haul… but you didn’t believe me huh?

Well there you have it.

If you would like a more in depth review of any of the products listed above do let me know and once I have used them I will let you know!

Speak soon!

S xxx

January Glossybox 

January Glossybox 

I decided to jump on the Subscription box bandwagon and opted for the Glossybox!

I’ve been looking at the different boxes available on the market for a few months, watching and reading peoples reviews and finally decided I wanted a part of the action.

One of the main reasons I opted for Glossybox was because of the price. I think, for what it’s offering, you really do get great value for money!

I absolutely adore the pink box theme, it is my favourite colour and can be reused as storage. I’m currently using mine to store all my product samples in: from Glossybox and other brands.

Without further a do, let’s see what I got:

Firstly we have the Nip & Fab Kale Fix Moisturiser


Honestly I’m still not sure about this moisturiser. It doesn’t specify what skin type it’s for but I’m pretty sure it’s not great on very dry skin. It probably works good as a preventative moisturiser, but as a cure, I really didn’t see much of a difference

Secondly we have The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow


I love this colour! It’s so versatile. It can look amazing as a day time look but can also be deepened for a night out vibe. I blended this with a darker shade of red recently and paired it with a maroon dress. I think they looked great together! It looks awesome with a dark lip too!! It is really highly pigmented yet really easy to blend. Highly recommend The Balm eye shadows!

Thirdly we have Unani Illuminate Milk Cleanser


I haven’t actually had chance to try this yet, however it smells amazing! The consistency seems like it won’t dry out the skin and will instead moisturise and nourish the skin whilst it cleanses. I will do a full review when I try it out so stay tuned for that!

Next we have the Vitamasques Manuka Honey Face Mask


Again, I haven’t tried this yet but I’m excited to! The packet feels like it’s got a lot of product in it so im hoping this is going to be a dose of intense hydration for my skin! Hoping it smells amazing too!

Last but not least, Hairon Zero Crease Hair Tie


I have really long, naturally curly hair, so normal elastic bobbles have a tendency to get tangled up and pull a bunch of my hair out! However these have a super loose grip on the hair, but don’t fall out! They hold the hair but don’t pull on the hair, does that make sense? I hope so! They feel a bit strange until you get used to them but after a while you kinda forget your hair is even tied up!

If you want to know any more information regarding price please ask in the comments below and I will let you know! 😊

Speak soon!

Sophie x

January 2017 Favourites

January 2017 Favourites

Hello everybody!

Today I am going to show you what my faves were for January…

This is primarily skin care as I’ve only recently found a good night time skin routine so I thought I would share it with you all.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

OK so wow. I’d been hesitant to try the Liz Earle products due to me having very sensitive skin; I’m always wary of paying high prices for products when i’m not sure whether I’ll be able to use them or not. After a long discussion with one of the ladies at Liz Earle, and after finding out this range was developed with Eczema and sensitivity in mind I was up for giving it a go. I must say it did not disappoint. My skin has never felt clearer or more supple. I will be trying a few of their other products next time I go into Leeds.

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No7 Soft & Soothed Gentle Toner

Up until now, I’d never really found a toner which my skin liked. They all seemed to dry out my already dry skin even more. However, this one is different, it leaves my skin soft and supple, yet doesn’t add any oil. I love it! I used it pretty much all of January and I’m no more than an 8th of the way down the bottle so it will definitely last me a while.

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Clarins Daily Energizer Cream

I was welcomed into the Clarins range by a sample of their Daily Energizer Lotion which was in the bottom of my drawer waiting to be used from god knows how long ago! The sample lasted me about 2 weeks of daily use so it was very generous for a sample product. I went online to try to find the full size product, but had no luck. I gave their help line a call, turns out the Daily Energizer Lotion was discontinued over 18 months ago. Now do you have an idea how long i had the sample… However, thankfully the Daily Energizer Cream was practically the same product so I went ahead and bought it. It is definitely thicker than the Lotion but it feels more nourishing that way. Definitely a win for me.

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That’s it for my January favourites. I have a lot of products that I am trying this month so I can’t wait for the end of February to see what I fall in love with in the next 21 days.

Speak soon

S x