02/09/2014

The Perfect Pairing ft. The Body Shop

Every so often I stumble across a winning combination that works wonders for me, and I stick with it for weeks on end until my next obsession comes along. Lately, that winning combination has come in the form of two fab products from The Body Shop; firstly I like to apply the Instablur 5-Action Perfector* (review) all over, to smooth over my pores and blur any imperfections. And then ion top of that, I like to apply a thin layer of their All-in-One BB Cream and blend it out with a good quality buffing brush. With those two products on my face, I am practically good to go. All I need afterwards is a quick dusting of blusher on my cheeks, a slick of mascara and I'm done.

What is your perfect pairing?

01/09/2014

Essie - On a Silver Platter


I do love a bit of glitter, and I am drawn like a magpie to glitter nail polishes. I stopped myself from buying any for a while, as my collection continues to grow out of control! However, I couldn't resist Essie's On a Silver Platter, as it looked quite unlike any other glitters I've tried before. I really do love it, but of all the glitters I have tried, this is one of the worst to remove. Therefore, I like to use this as an accent on one or two nails, to cut down the arduous glitter polish removal task. I imagine this polish will come on very handy when Christmas comes around, for some festively sparkly manicures.

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30/08/2014

Glossybox 3rd Anniversary Box - August 2014

Over the last few months I have been toying with the idea of ending my Glossybox subscription,but always worry that the minute I cancel, Glossybox will release their best box yet! I finally decided that as I almost had enough Glossydots for a free box, I would get my August box in order to get my next box free, and cancel. I am very pleased to say that after receiving the 3rd anniversary August box, my mind is well and truly made up, and I will be cancelling. Nothing in the box excited me, and I wish I had saved the £13.25 to spend on something that I'd actually like. In the time I've been subscribed to Glossybox, I could now be the proud owner of an entire MAC palette! Anyway, here's what came inside the August box...
Glossybox Highlighter Cashmere
This little pot is a cream highlighter. I have liked all of Glossybox's takes on makeup so far, such as their lipstick and blusher, and I am also quite pleasantly surprised by this product. It's a versatile product, although the golden shade may not be suitable for all skin types. For me, this is the saving grace of this month's box, and at £12.95 this near enough covers the cost of the box. 

Yves Rocher Pink Nail Polish
This mini polish is definitely not a colour I would ever use being a really dull, non-descript pink. This item is the 'birthday bonus' this month, and unfortunately is a complete letdown for me. 
L'Alique L'amour Eau De Parfum
I know that a lot of people dislike receiving perfume samples in their beauty boxes, as they are an item you can often pick up at beauty counters. However, I think they're really handy and like to chuck a few in my bag, or take them away on holiday with me. I actually can't remember the last time I bought a bottle of perfume, due to the amount of samples I have accumulated!

Figs & Rouge Hand Cream
I will always get through hand creams, as my job in healthcare means I always need to hydrate my thirsty hands. I like the pattern on the tube of this Figs & Rouge one, and it smells lovely.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
Another product I am not at all fussed by; I am disappointed to see a product that has already been featured in earlier Glossyboxes. This is a hair mask of sorts, so it will certainly be good for a treat for a couple of nights, and is a good size for travel.
Comfort Zone Essentials Cleansing Milk
Finally, I received an almost full-size bottle of cleansing milk. I don't use body lotions as I just don't like the consistency of them, but from reading the instructions on the bottle it seems that I can get away with using this as a shower cream, to save me from wasting it.

Do you subscribe to Glossybox? What did you think of this month's box?

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