Friday, 31 May 2013

Lime Crime Makeup from Cocktail Cosmetics

DISCLAIMER (Since publishing this blog post I was made aware of the unacceptable behaviour of the owner of the Lime Crime brand which go against my ethics, so please do your research before supporting this LC.  I am leaving the review up, as it comes up in Google search, which means that people might stumble across it and question the brands ethics.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Bargain Buy: Organic Surge Citrus Mint Shower Gel


Organic Surge Citrus Mint Shower Gel* £4.07 (currently on sale for £3.26)

Organic Surge are my go to brand when it comes to shower gels and hand washes. Their products are affordable, SLS free and not tested on  animals.

The Citrus Mint Shower Gel is a blend of peppermint, lemon and orange and it smells incredible! 
The peppermint essential oil is a natural antiseptic, lemon essential oil naturally cleanses, detoxifies and rejuvenates and sweet orange essential oil eliminates toxins and stimulates the lymphatic system. The formula is also enriched with Vitamin E to reduce irritation and natural glycerine to moisturise the skin.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

May Advertisers


I can't believe it is the end of May already! My husband just turned 26, my baby boy turns 2 in June and I am turning 26 in July!!! This year is flying by sooooo fast!  It looks like we will be getting ready for Christmas in no time :) haha

Michel Mercier Detangling Hair Brush For Kids



As a mum, I know how hard it can be to brush your  kids hair. My baby boy is 2 (in June) and he doesn't like me washing and brushing his hair. I decided to keep his hair long, because it is curly and it looks absolutely gorgeous. I can't imagine him with short hair and I don't mind the "What a pretty girl" comments :) haha

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Perfect Summer Bag: Mint Green Tote


I have been looking for a nice mint green bag since last summer and I finally managed to get my mitts on this beaut a couple of weeks ago. Oh my... I am in love with the shape, the colour, the details. It is PERFECT! 

Budget buy: Amie Perfect Beauty Gift Set


I love natural skincare, but it can be pricey sometimes. When I was a teenager, I couldn't afford more expensive brands, which made me buy cheap products aimed at teenage skin. It turns out that all the antibacterial washes and scrubs were full of SLS and other nasties, making my skin dry and causing more breakouts. If you are a teenage beauty enthusiast or simply like natural budget skincare, Amie is the brand for you!

Monday, 27 May 2013

A huge collective haul


Hi everyone. I haven't published a haul post in ages, but it does't mean that I wasn't buying anything :) haha
I didn't realise how much stuff I actually bought recently. Ooops :) Most of it is from Primark, Asos, New Look, Tesco and Asda. I also got some beauty bits and lots of home decor, but I might do a separate post about that.

Welcome Back To Korres Kit from What's In My Handbag



This little kit is quite popular in the blogosphere, so I am sure that you are familiar with Korres and their products.

I was kindly sent the Welcome Back To Korres Kit* from WIMH (read more about them in my previous post here) and I was very excited to try it, until I found out that Korres are not as natural as they claim to be... (more at the end of the post)

The kit costs £15 (free delivery) and includes a full size lip butter, full size nail polish, two 50ml shower gels and two skincare samples (worth £27).

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Aromatherapy Associates Revive Room Fragrance



I am obsessed with home fragrance and I mentioned it on the blog many times. As much as I love candles, I think that I prefer reed diffusers. I was kindly sent this little bottle of Aromatherapy Associates Revive Room Fragrance and I love it. It is such a beautiful scent. It is a blend of bergamot, pink grapefruit and frankincense and it is perfect for Spring/Summer.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Budget Buy: Look Beauty Fat Lips!


Look Beauty Fat Lips!* £6.00 each

I really like the look of lip crayons and I am glad to see cheaper brands releasing their own versions.
I am loving my Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick, but I think that the Look Beauty ones are equally good. I was kindly sent two shades of the "Fat Lips!" balm stains and I have been wearing them nearly every day in May!

Want a beautiful complexion? REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask will do the trick



When it comes to face masks, I am obsessed! I simply love using them! They can transform my skin in a couple of minutes and make me feel more confident and happy with my skin!

The latest addition to my face mask drawer is the REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask. I used up three 15ml samples of it prior to May and I became slightly addicted :) I was planning to buy the full size, but I was kindly offered a bottle recently.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Neom Enchantment Candle



"Imagine a new day, full of hope and good will. A fresh but relaxed mind, bright and ready to take on the day’s challenges. This uplifting fragrance evokes that 'fresh start' feeling, making you feel happy and alert whilst quietly renewed."

The limited edition Enchantment Candle by Neom is a combination of Bluebell, Guaiacwood & Rose, making it the most beautiful floral scent ever. I am not picky when it comes to candles, but Enchantment is definitely a combination for everyone. It is simply beautiful!

I am loving... L'Oreal Confetti Top Coat


Hi everyone and Happy Friday! If you follow me on instagram , you might have seen a picture of this lovely Loreal Confetti Top Coat yesterday. Everybody and their mother reviewed it already, but I have to share my excitement with you. Why? Because I have been hunting it down for over 2 months! I couldn't get it online or instore, because it was sold out every time I wanted to buy it. I eventually gave up and forgot about it. 

Thursday, 23 May 2013

What's In My Handbag Discovery Kits: The Best Of Ole Henriksen


I love trying out new products, so the idea of WIMH discovery kits is right up my street.
If you haven't heard about www.whatsinmyhandbag.com yet , you should definitely check out their website. WIMH is a members only beauty website, offering free samples, reasonably priced discovery collections and a lot of interesting beauty content. You can open an account free of charge, start building your beauty profile, add the contents of your handbag and create your own online beauty cabinet. My favourite part is having a peek inside everybody's handbags :)

I was kindly sent The Best Of Ole Henriksen Kit* (£19.50) and I have been using the products every now and then (not religiously) for the past three weeks.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Summer Glow: Korres Bronzing Powder and Blush


The Spring/Summer season is all about a gorgeous bronzed skin and a healthy glow. You don't have to be super tanned or layer tons of golden highlighters onto your face, but it is nice to add a little bit of colour :) 

Big Green Smile currently started stocking Korres makeup and I was kindly sent a peach Korres Blush and a Bronzing Powder to try out. They are perfect for creating that summer glow.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Viridian Ultimate Beauty: Beauty Oil, Beauty Complex and Organic Rose Oil


I believe that eating clean and taking vitamins and supplements plays a big part in a good skincare regime. 
I eat a balanced diet, full of fresh fruit, veg and fish, but I am never sure if they contain everything my body needs.

When I was asked if I would like to try some products from Viridian Nutrition , I couldn't say no.
I was kindly sent the Ultimate Beauty Oil , Ultimate Beauty Complex  and Organic Rose Oil to try out about a month ago, and I just finished taking all the capsules and the bottle of oil.

 Have I noticed a difference in my skin? Let's find out...

Sunday, 19 May 2013

May Magazine Freebies!


I don't read many magazines, but I always buy them to get some amazing free products! 
I am only subscribed to Glamour and Zest (it was a gift) at the moment.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Nails Inc. Bling It On Leather Effect And Gold Skulls


Nails Inc. Bling It On Leather & Skulls* £19.00  Tan/Soho Mews

When  it comes to manicures, I am always willing to try new trends and textures. Caviar, velvet, sequin, you name it :)
I wouldn't wear any of the above on a normal day, but a caviar accent nail looks really lovely in my opinion.

There is one new nail effect I have been loving, and I actually wore it for a couple of days. It looks nice, interesting and chic and it is perfect for a day to night manicure. It is the leather effect nail polish by Nails Inc.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Review: Belif Anti-Dark Circle Eye Serum and Anti-Mark Correction Serum



Belif are a brand I wasn't familiar with, until I was introduced to their products about two months ago.
Nose-Shine Boy Blackhead Remover* was the first product I reviewed and I still love using it.
I was very intrigued by their corrective range and I decided to try the Anti-Dark Circle Eye Serum and Anti-Mark Correction Serum.

I have been using both products for 6-7 weeks and it is finally time for my verdict.
When it comes to corrective serums, I always give them over a month to work their magic.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Spring


I was pleasantly surprised when I first seen our back garden. It is full of beautiful flowers and other mysterious plants :) haha.  I am planning to sort out a vegetable patch as well. I will let you know how it turns out. I am really looking forward to it. 

I just noticed that I published two similar posts in the past: Autumn and Winter :) 
I will definitely add a Summer one in June/July. It gives me an excuse to take more photos :)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Life #1


Every time I try to focus on writing more beauty posts, I end up adding the most random content :) haha
Well... This time I am sharing some photos I took in April and May. You might know that I moved house recently, so my life has been pretty hectic. The full process was really exhausting, but it is finally over and I love our new house :) I still have some unpacking to do, but it can wait. 

Stocking Up On Basics: New Look Haul


As soon as the sun comes out in Spring/Summer, I feel like I have nothing to wear. I do the same thing every single year.. During colder months -I spend all my money on skincare and makeup, during warmer months- I go clothes shopping non stop! I started ordering new dresses, tops and skirts a couple of weeks ago and I can't seem to stop. My favourite places to shop for plus size clothing are New Look, Forever21 and Asos. 

I placed quite a big order with New Look yesterday and I cannot wait for it to arrive.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

White Leather iPad Cover + Gold Studs = Perfection


I have been looking for a perfect iPad cover for a long time. I bought a couple of different designs, but none of them stole my heart. When I was offered a chance to review a cover of my choice from www.mytrendyphone.co.uk , I spent a couple of hours browsing through all the options and I finally found The One!!!

Nail Girls London Nail Polishes


 Beige #4 Mannequin Nude*  Beige #1 Caramel Mocha* £10.50 each

I do love a nude manicure. It looks very elegant and goes with everything. In Spring/Summer I usually go for neons and brights, but I often wear nude colours as well. 

When I was asked to pick a couple of nail polishes from Nail Girls London for review, I was instantly drawn to the Nude, Beige, Taupe section :) I went for  Caramel Mocha and Mannequin Nude.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Cath Collins Oh La La Orange Flower EDT review


After sticking to Flower by Kenzo for many, many years, I decided to experiment with fragrance and managed to build up quite a big collection of perfumes. I also love the look of  pretty bottles lined up on my dressing table and it pleases my inner hoarder :) haha

The newest addition to my fragrance wardrobe is Oh La La Orange Flower EDT* by Cath Collins.  
It is a brand new Citrus Floral SS13 scent, released along with Oriental "Lily Fandango"
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