Friday, 31 January 2014

This has been: January




Parks & Recreation marathon – The first of many January sale deliveries – I think I need to stop buying shoes – Fallen completely in love with The Righteous Butter – January was the month of many Netflix discoveries – My love for Adam Driver has grown exponentially after reading his interview in Stylist magazine – I didn’t even know Topshop made delivery bags that big – I finally got around to watching The Great Gatsby – Urban Outfitters delivery bags are so pretty – New makeup bag – The nights are finally getting a little lighter – Girls Season 3 – I did a little bit of damage in the sales again – I love this love heart Forever 21 necklace – Mindy you are my hero – I’m still loving it being sweater weather – The best Zara sale find – Rainy, windy night in Glasgow – Soap & Glory goodies – Stylist magazine certainly cheered me up on my way home from work – I won a blog giveaway and got some incredible Models Own prizes – Obsessed with this Soap & Glory trio at the moment – My ASOS ABBI boots got their 2014 debut – Kinder Chocolate and Wonka Nerds treats

So here’s what I got up to in January. It looks like I beat the January blues by buying quite a lot in the January sales (see part 1, part 2 and part 3), watching some movies and TV shows that I’d wanted to see for quite a while (see this post) and doing my best to stay out of the cold, dark, rainy weather outside.


What was your January like? Please feel free to send me your instagram links and I'll be sure to check them out.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

What I've been watching in: January


Starring: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston
Drinking Buddies is not your typical rom-com and trust me, this is a very good thing.
Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) are two friends who work together, drink together and genuinely care for one another. They are the kind of pair that you instantly expect to be in a relationship together, however, both are in relationships of their own. Kate with Chris (Ron Livingston) and Luke is engaged to Jill (Anna Kendrick). In Drinking Buddies we get to see how the lines between friendship and romance can so often blur which is explicitly exemplified between these four characters.
This movie feels very realistic and draws you in to the character's lives from the very beginning and genuinely has to be one of the best films that I've seen a while. I definitely recommend you check this movie out.

Wish You Were Here (2012) 
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price, Teresa Palmer, Anthony Starr
Wish You Were Here stars Edgerton and Price as married couple Dave and Alice, who go on holiday to Cambodia with Steph, Alice’s sister (Teresa Palmer), and her new boyfriend Jeremy (Anthony Starr). When only three of the foursome return home to Australia, the mysterious disappearance of Jeremy sees a tangle of secrets and lies begin to unravel before them.
The real standout star of this has to be Edgerton, who I was already a big fan of after seeing Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby (see below). His brilliant portrayal of Dave really carries the overall momentum of the movie and keeps you speculating as to just what his role is in all of this.
I was really surprised that I hadn’t heard more about this movie, as I had a genuine lump in the back of my throat watching the last twenty minutes or so. Even the day after I'd watched this I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I'd definitely say it's one to watch.

The Great Gatsby (2013) 
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey McGuire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton
This was the one movie that I really wanted to see in 2013 and yet, for one reason or another, I never got the chance to. Thankfully my parents got the countless amount of hints I was leaving and I received this for Christmas. I really couldn't wait to watch it to see if all the hype that I'd heard from friends was really correct.
Shamefully, I’ve yet to read Fitzgerald’s novel (which is pretty bad considering I did an English degree at University), so I really had no idea what to expect. I had a feeling it would be pretty impressive from what I had seen of the trailers and of course from what I heard from the wonderful soundtrack (if you haven't downloaded the soundtrack yet I really do urge you to).
I've long been a big fan of Baz Luhrmann's work, especially on Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet so I was expecting quite a lot from this and it really did live up to all those expectations. I really enjoyed this and the whole theatricality of it. Like the aforementioned Luhrmann movies, music played a big part in this and I fell in love pretty quickly with the whole roaring 1920's period, from the hairstyles, to the clothes, to the cars.
My parents also bought me the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby which stars Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby so I'll need to watch that too and see how it compares.


Starring: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen
When her best friend Sophie (Mickey Summer) moves out, Frances (Greta Gerwig) finds herself having to re-evaluate her life in what feels like a bit of a quarter life crisis for Frances.
I’d heard a lot of great things about this movie, you just need to have a look at some of the reviews online and you’ll see quite a lot of near perfect reviews of this independent black and white movie. In my opinion it almost lives up those reviews. Greta Gerwig is brilliant as Frances and as a viewer in my early twenties I definitely related to Frances and her struggle to truly find herself and her place in the world.
However, I couldn’t stop myself from comparing this to the HBO series Girls, which I am a big fan of. It seems to tread a lot of the same ground with many parallels, plus I think the fact that Adam Driver also stars in this made me even more aware of the comparisons.

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Adam Brody
Lovelace is based on the autobiography Ordeal written by the infamous 1970's porn star Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried). It chronicles the years of Linda's life where she finds herself in the porn industry after being coerced by her controlling and abusive husband Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard). 
I'd read an interview with Amanda Seyfried and was definitely intrigued to check this movie out. Plus it's packed aplenty with actors such as Adam Brody, Chris Noth, Bobby Canavale and Hank Azaria, all with perfectly coiffed hairstyles and plenty of handlebar moustaches. And James Franco does pop up as a young Hugh Hefner which feels a little strange as I’m used to seeing him as an octogenarian surrounded by women a quarter of his age.
It is a difficult watch throughout as it deals with domestic violence and physical and sexual abuse. But what shocked me the most was how successful the movie Deep Throat was yet it had such an exponential impact on her life. According to Lovelace in the closing credits, Deep Throat made over $600 million worldwide whilst Linda only earned $1250. This, for me, just reiterated how exploitative the whole situation was for Linda.

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni
This wasn’t a movie that I’d heard a great deal about before stumbling across it but I gave it a go as it had some of my favourites from TV (hello April from Parks & Recreation, Brendan DeLaurier from The Mindy Project and Nick from New Girl).
Magazine writer (Jake Johnson) and two interns (Aubrey Plaza and Karan Soni) seek to investigate the below classified ad;
'Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box 91 Ocean View, WA 99393. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons.
Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.'
The plot isn’t one I would normally be drawn to as I’m not the biggest sci-fi fan but this movie certainly blurs the line between sci-fi and a not so traditional rom-com, a combination I've not found all that often but it definitely works here.

What have you been watching this month? Do you have any recommendations?

Have you seen any of these? If so, what did you think of them?

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Sunday, 26 January 2014

My Boxing Day/January Sales Haul (Part 3)



So this is hopefully the third and final part of my Boxing Day/January Sales Haul series, for this year at least. If you want to have a look back at Part 1 and Part 2 just click the links here and here.


Topshop Rose Gold Metallic Zip Top Clutch Was £36 Now £10

When I was collecting the orders from my last haul post I came across this beautiful bag. Sadly, the one that they had in the shop had a rather large mark right across it that I knew I wouldn’t be able to remove. I gave up on ever finding another one until I was browsing the Topshop sale website on my break at work and it was down even further in price than it had been in store. £10 for a rose gold leather handbag that I can use as a clutch or a cross body bag that matches my rose gold leather heels, how could I say no?


Topshop Pewter Metallic Zip Top Clutch Was £36 Now £10

Then I saw it in a silvery shade too. It would of been rude not to buy it.


Topshop MOODIE Slingback Shoes Was £26 Now £7

I need to stop buying shoes! Actually more importantly, I need to stop buying stuff non-stop! But £7 for a pair of copper coloured leather slingback shoes was a deal too good to resist.


Topshop Fluffy Jumper Was £40 Now £20

I’d originally seen this jumper a couple of months ago and I just stood in awe of how truly beautiful it was. £40 for a jumper was a little a lot out of my budget at that time so sadly I had to leave it behind. Then I saw this jumper on the sale rail for only £20 but it was a size too small. I tried it on just in the tiniest hope that it may fit and believe it or not, it did. It’s actually a little baggy, which I quite like. I can’t wait to start wearing this straight away.


Topshop Navy Velour Sweater Was £26 Now £15

This was another item that I have long had on my Topshop wishlist and like most of those items, it seemed to disappear in my size before I could even get the chance to see it in person. I had a quick browse through the sale rails and almost passed right by it but then I felt the lovely velvety sleeve and my heart started to beat just a little bit faster. Then I checked the tag; my size.


Zara Shiny Ballerina Slingback With Bow Was £39.99 Now £15.99

I had a feeling there would be nothing left in the Zara sale but it didn’t stop me from having a little look just in case. There are some fantastic reductions but nothing really caught my eye until I was just about to leave the shop, when the light caught a sparkly pair of shoes on the floor. Again, I’d seen these months ago and lusted after them but there was no way I could spend basically £40 for a pair of shoes. These had been reduced down to £19.99 and then down to £17.99 and finally they got to £15.99. There was only one pair and as if it was shoe-fate hehe they were in my size.

Have you had a look in the sales recently? What's the greatest sale bargain you've ever found?
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Friday, 24 January 2014

My Birthday Wishlist


I'll soon be turning 22, on the 11th of February to be precise, so I thought I would put together a little wishlist of the things that have caught my eye recently.

This coin purse is just perfect! I'd actually be completely over the moon to receive anything from Alphabet Bags. Their entire collection is absolutely gorgeous.

I think I may be the only person in the blogging community who has not tried out this highly celebrated and award winning product but I would love to see how my skin responds to it. I have to admit, I am pretty reliant on using make up wipes to remove my make up, which I know can't be good for my skin. I'm hoping this product will change all that.

River Island White Daisy Stud Earrings £4
As soon as I saw these little earrings I immediately thought of Marc Jacob's Daisy and the gorgeous daisy bottle topper. These are just too pretty not to fall in love with.



I've heard such wonderful things about this hairspray and I think it could be just what I need since my hair has been a little thinner than normal at the moment.

Okay so I think there may be a little bit of a daisy theme here but this tunic dress is so beautiful. I've tried it on a couple of times in the store but not got around to buying it yet.

I'd really love to try this out but it's at a price where I don't think I'll ever buy it. If anyone fancies treating me to this I would be more than happy to accept. Hehe.

Has anyone tried these Bumble & bumble products?


ASOS Quilt Cross Body Bag With Rabbit Ears £18
I'm really loving mint green at the moment and this bag is just so lovely. The little rabbit ears instantly make me think that this is something Jess from New Girl would have in every colour they make it in, which is why I think I'm so taken with it.


Talented Totes Sally Beerworth Girls Just Wanna Have Funds Tote Bag (Via ASOS) £10
I love this quote and really you can never have too many tote bags. Food shopping always looks so much better in fun totes like this than it does in a 'bag for life.'

ASOS SECRET GARDEN Heels £35

Again, another mint green item. Well done ASOS for allowing me to get my mint green fix! Mid heels are the only ones I can wear in total comfort and still feel like I've dressed up so I think these will be making their way to me whether I get them for my birthday or not hehe.


Peanuts Snoopy Cuffed Pyjama Bottoms £9
I don't own any legging-like pyjama bottoms but these look adorable.

Thumper Fleece Pyjama Bottoms £8
I already own these pyjama bottoms but instead of having little Thumper on them, they have Marie from The Aristocats. I posted a picture of them on my instagram here. They are honestly the cosiest pyjama bottoms I own as well as being the cutest. Plus they have pockets, as an added bonus for when I'm lazing about in them.

Disney Dumbo Pyjamas £13 
Dumbo has long been one of my favourite Disney movies and I love it even more because elephants are my favourite animals. This looks like a lovely set for when the weather gets a little warmer.
















Now You See Me £7
I remember seeing the trailer for this and being pretty intrigued by the premise and again by the cast. It looks like a fun film to stick on when I'm in the mood for a good movie marathon.

The Way Way Back £10
This is a film I've wanted to see ever since I saw the trailer months and months ago. It's got an amazing cast so I'm hoping this will quickly become one of my favourites.

About Time £10
It's no secret that I'm a pretty big Richard Curtis fan so I've got pretty high hopes for this film and the fact that one of my favourite actresses Rachel McAdams is in it raises those hopes even higher.

Has anyone seen any of these movies? I’d love to know what you thought of them.


I’ll be so incredibly lucky to even find a couple of these presents waiting for me on the morning of my birthday but I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my first ever wishlist post.

What do you think of some of these lovely items?

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Imperial Leather Limited Edition Guava & Lotus Flower Tempting Shower Crème



Imperial Leather Limited Edition

I was having a little stroll down the aisles in my local supermarket earlier in the week and stumbled across the shower gel section, as you do. Imperial Leather have long been my favourite budget shower crème brand and at 94p it would have been silly not to have a little look at the newest limited edition range that they had to offer.

The colour was the first thing to catch my eye about this bottle and as soon as I had a little smell of it I was pretty much in love. This smells absolutely gorgeous and fruity. It’s kind of hard to describe but if you know the scent of guava that’s basically how this smells but even better.

I’m a big fan of their limited edition line but sometimes I wish they weren’t limited edition as they are always my favourite compared to the permanent line. Why do I keep forgeting to stock up on them whilst they are still in the stores?

Like all of the shower crèmes I’ve tried from Imperial Leather, it’s incredibly creamy and thick and that has to be what I love about this brand, over and above the amazing scents. It just feels so luxurious on the skin and incredibly moisturising.

I picked this up for 94p at Tesco where the whole range of 250ml shower crèmes by Imperial Leather are this price until the 3rd of February. So get yourselves down to Tesco if you want to give these a try at a really great price.

What’s your favourite brand when it comes to shower gels and crèmes? Have you tried any of the Imperial Lather limited edition range recently?


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Sunday, 19 January 2014

Benefit Dandelion Ultra Plush Lip Gloss


Benefit Dandelion Ultra Plush Lip Gloss Review


Benefit Dandelion Ultra Plush Lip Gloss Review

I’d wanted to try out one of Benefit’s Ultra Plush lip glosses for quite a while, so I grabbed the chance to get a mini version when it was free with one of my favourite monthly magazines.

Leaving a pearlescent sheen to the lip which I really adore, Dandelion is a gloss unlike any I’ve tried before. It gives your natural lip colour a lovely shine with a little added shimmer, making it an ideal gloss for everyday wear. It’s definitely glossy but it’s a subtle kind of gloss, so your lips don’t look too shiny or wet.

The biggest thing that instantly puts me off wearing lip glosses is that they are all too often very, very sticky. I don’t know about you but I’m not a fan of wearing more gloss in my hair than on my lips when the wind blows. I wore Dandelion on a pretty windy day and could not believe that very little, if none at all, had got stuck to my hair. For me, that makes it a winner, plus the formula was thicker than I expected it to be which was a nice surprise.

It tends to last me a good couple of hours before I feel like I need to reapply it which is pretty good considering glosses normally only last about half an hour on me for some reason.

I got this as a freebie in the December edition of ELLE magazine, so if you want to try out certain Benefit products before you buy the full size then I would definitely recommend keeping an eye out for magazine freebies. I’ll definitely be trying out more of their glosses when this one runs out.

You can get the full size glosses from Benefit for £14.50 which may seem quite pricey but considering how well I found it to perform I think I would be happy to pay that price. They do say you get what you pay for and I think that is wholly applicable to this brand.

You can also find Benefit at many other stockists worldwide.

Have you tried this lip gloss? What did you think of it? And what’s your favourite Benefit product?



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Friday, 17 January 2014

Soap & Glory Bright and Bubbly Original Pink Gift Set




If you saw my Boxing Day/January Sales Haul (Part 1) then you will have seen that I managed to get this lovely set in the sales for the bargain price of £5, which when you consider the individual amounts for each of the products, is a pretty great deal.

CLEAN ON ME™ Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel

Soap & Glory Clean On Me

The body puff that was included with this gift set really came in handy with this product. I like to apply my shower gels with a body puff to make sure I get the most lather from it. A little of CLEAN ON ME™ goes a long way and again smells absolutely delightful. 

THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™ Body Cream

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter

Again, I am going to rave about this body cream. If you saw my post on The Good, Butter, Best gift set then you will already know that I am a big fan of this product. My skin has never been softer and this definitely has to be the best moisturiser that I have ever tried. I cannot recommend this product highly enough.

THE SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE™ Body Buffer

Soap & Glory The Scrub of your life

I’m always a little apprehensive when it comes to trying body buffers and scrubs as my skin is really rather sensitive. It all depends on the level of grit that you are wanting from your body scrub but for me, it really is ideal. THE SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE™ is not too harsh or abrasive and the scent is divine. Plus the little pink beads are so pretty.

HAND FOOD™ Hand Cream

Soap & Glory Hand Food

This is the one product I was really excited to try out. I’ve heard so many great reviews but I’m not one to ordinarily use a hand cream hence why I’ve not tried this out before. It was really great to give my hands a little treat, especially in these cold winter months. Again it smells lovely, not too overpowering and the cream is really luscious and luxurious.

I am so impressed with everything I have tried from Soap & Glory so far! I really still can’t believe it took me until this year to finally give them a try.

I’m already planning on repurchasing CLEAN ON ME™ and THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™ when I finish my little trial sizes. I think I’ll be plumping for the 500ml bottles of these as they both have a pump which will make dispensing the products so much easier.

Have you tried any of these products? Do you have any recommendations for more Soap & Glory products I can try out? I’m already planning a trip to my local Boots store early next week.

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Liebster Award

Liebster Award
I can’t believe I’ve only been blogging for less than a month and I’ve already met so many lovely people. On top of that, I’m so flattered to have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Ruby from Oh Ruby and Kate from Kate’s Beauty Blog. I really appreciate everyone who has taken the time to check out my blog and leave me some lovely comments, as well as following my blog, in the past few weeks.

So, the Liebster Award is all about helping new bloggers discover other new bloggers who are just starting out in the blogging community and here are the rules;

You must link back to the person that nominated you.
You must answer the 11 questions given by the nominee before you.
You pick nominees with under 200 followers to answer your questions.
You cannot nominate the person who nominated you.
You must tell the nominees that they have been nominated by you.

Ruby’s 11 Questions:

1. Favourite Youtuber?
It definitely has to be Zoella. I’ve been a big fan of Zoe’s since I started reading her blog many years ago.
2. What is your favourite beauty brand?
It would have to be OPI. I’m a bit of a nail polish addict and this is the one beauty brand I get the most excited for, especially when it comes to the sales.
3. Item you're lusting after?
At one point in my life I would really like to own a Mulberry handbag so I feel like I’m always lusting after the entire Mulberry department in my local House of Frasers.
4. What is your favourite trend at the moment?
I am a big big fan of monochrome and that seems to always be in trend.
5. If you didn't blog about what you do now, what would you blog about?
Maybe politics only because that was what I did my degree in but I’m definitely not as enthusiastic about that as I am about beauty, fashion and entertainment.
6. Who inspires you?
My biggest inspiration at the moment has to be Mindy Kaling. I just read her book so expect a review on that soon.
7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
I think it’s quite scary to look that far ahead but hopefully I will be happy, healthy and in a full time job that I love.
8. Your biggest fashion faux pas?
That has to be the time I thought harem pants were a good look on me. They were not!
9. If you could only buy clothes from one shop for the rest of your life, which would it be?
If money was no object it would have to be Topshop but if it was on my current budget it would have to be H&M.
10. Favourite TV series?
Hmm, this is a difficult one. The one I have probably watched the most amount of times and could probably act out has to be Friends.
11. If you could visit any city in the world, what would it be?
I’d love to visit New York at Christmas one year.

Kate’s 11 Questions

1. What is your favourite Beauty product?
It has to be mascara.
2. What is your favourite colour?
Teal.
3. What made you start your blog?
I’ve read blogs for years and I had been meaning to start one up ever since I started reading some of my favourites but never got round to it, until now.
4. What is your favourite brand of makeup and why?
I’ve been buying from Maybelline since my early teens so it has to be the one I’ve purchased the most from.
5. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
See above.
6. What is your dream job?
I would really love to work in magazine publishing. Is Editor-In-Chief aiming too high? Hehe.
7. What is your worst fear?
I am so frightened of wasps!
8. What are the three closest things to you right now?
My laptop, my phone and the TV remote control.
9. Most worn item of clothing?
My blue skinny jeans.
10. What is your favourite drink?
I’m going through a little bit of a phase where I can’t stop drinking strawberry Ribena. It’s so yummy.
11. I love tartan clothing. What is your most worn pattern or colour?
It certainly has to be leopard print.

My Nominations:


My 11 questions for the nominees:

1. What is the best bargain you have ever found?
2. What is your favourite movie?
3. What was the first makeup item that you bought?
4. If you could switch with anyone for a day who would it be?
5. What is the most played song on your Ipod?
6. What is your favourite nail polish brand?
7. Where would you like to live if you could live anywhere in the world?
8. What celebrity would you most like to be best friends with?
9. What is your favourite beauty brand?
10. What is your favourite book?
11. You only have £20 to spend on beauty items, what would you buy?

Once again, I just want to thank everyone who has supported me so far with my blogging! I hope you've learnt a little more about me as well.

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Sunday, 12 January 2014

My Boxing Day/January Sales Haul (Part 2)



If you read part 1 of my Boxing Day/January sales haul then you will know that I was a little bit naughty and had ordered even more since that last post. 


Topshop JELOUS 2 Part Mid Court Shoes Was £60 Now £20

I’ve had these shoes at the front of my mind for months and when I finally decided I could no longer wait for them to go into the sale I checked online and they had sold out. I thought that was it and then I just so happened to be going through the Topshop sale section online one morning, as you do, and there was one pair in one size; mine! I have never added something to my shopping basket in such a hurry before and here they are. Rose gold; check, leather; check and at £20, a third of the original price, they couldn’t be more perfect.


Topshop Hyper Glitter Two Part Sandals Was £28 Now £7

I’m going on holiday to Florida later in the year and I am already thinking of what to bring with me. Is that bad? I normally buy a cheap pair of flip flops that tear my feet to pieces, so this year I thought I would buy a proper pair of sandals and at £7 I couldn’t say no to these. Saying that, I did try these on for a few minutes and my feet were in agony. Maybe I will just need to break them in this summer.


Topshop Reindeer Christmas Jumper Was £30 Now £18

I’ve never owned a Christmas jumper before. For some reason or another I’ve never really bought into that tradition but this little one made me smile every single time I saw it in the store. It may not be the most practical of purchases since I’ll only really be able to wear it over the festive period each year but it was just too cute not to buy. Also, as an added bonus for a Christmas jumper, it’s not too garish or outlandish, which is just the kind of Christmas jumper I’m a fan of.

So that's everything I have bought in the Boxing Day and January sales so far. I've already seen a few more things in the ASOS sale that have caught my eye, plus the extra 10% off sale items is tempting me even more.

The total spent on both this haul and the first was £152 and the total saved on both hauls was £209.99, which is pretty amazing since I had been waiting for most of these items to go into the sale for months anyway and the other items were nice sale time surprises.

What have you thought of the sales this year? Are you a sale shopper or do you prefer to shop when it's little less busy and cluttered in the shops?

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Friday, 10 January 2014

Nails Inc Nail Polish Diary: January


Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat


January’s polish is the best-selling and award winning Kensington Caviar 45 second top coat.

I have to admit, I was initially a little disappointed to find the Kensington Caviar top coat as the first polish in my Nail Diary. Now, this was only because I already own this top coat and rather selfishly I would have preferred to find a colour or special effect polish in its place. However, if you are new to Nails Inc or don’t own a reliable top coat then this really is a polish that you need to own.

It truly does live up to the touch dry in 45 seconds claim, as well as evening out any smudges or mistakes that I’ve made. I often skip the application of a top coat, which I ultimately regret as I can notice a definite difference in the longevity of whatever brand of nail polish I’m wearing under the Kensington Caviar top coat.

Since it’s the New Year, I’m going to attempt to always remember to apply this top coat this year. Perhaps this is why it’s the January polish… hmm…

Have you tried this top coat? Do you use a top coat after applying your favourite polishes?

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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Soap & Glory Good, Butter, Best Gift Set



If you saw my Boxing Day/January sales haul then you will have seen that I managed to get this little set for £4 which instantly made me want to try out some new products. 

I have pretty sensitive skin, which tends to be on the dry side and so far I have had no trouble with these products on my skin. They absorb quickly without leaving a greasy or wet residue on the skin which is always a big thumbs up for me when it comes to body lotions, butters or creams. 

I've been wearing a combination of the three on different parts of my body and I have to say, my skin has never been softer, especially at this time of the year when it always seems to feel a little rough due to the colder weather. I would say that the three are equally moisturising and creamy but the one big difference between each of these creams is scent. I think it all depends on individual preference so I would definitely recommend a trip to your local Boots to have a little smell of the individual products first, if you can.

THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™ Body Cream


SUGAR CRUSH Body Buttercream


BUTTER YOURSELF™ Body Cream


My favourite out of the three has to be The Righteous Butter and this would probably be the only one that I would repurchase. However, it was great to try out some different body moisturisers at such a bargain price. 

One of the things that I really like about Soap & Glory is that you can try out their products before committing to the full sizes by going for one of their travel sizes. These tend to retail for £2.50 but it is always worth remembering that Soap & Glory, even the mini sizes, are regularly on deal 3 for 2 in Boots. That gives you the chance to sample some of Soap & Glory's best-selling products for a fraction of the normal price.

You can find Soap & Glory in Boots, on the Soap & Glory website or if you live out with the UK, at Sephora.

Have you tried Soap & Glory products before? Do you love or loathe the scents? And which Soap & Glory product is your favourite?

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