Friday, 30 November 2012

The Festive Spirit

There is one thing for certain I ask Santa to bring me each year and that's perfume!
I love fragrance for the fact that it has the ability to remind us of certain memories or loved ones. I wore Roberto Cavalli the other day and all I could think about was my previous holiday to Greece as soon as I smelt it. This got me thinking, I always struggle to feel festive so why not get a perfume to solely remind me of the festive season.
As I always have perfume for Christmas I need one to make me feel like it is Christmas, and maybe this way each year it'll work it's magic and get me feeling festive again.
My chosen fragrance has been Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Aura.
Now I'm quite surprised as I find the scent of the original Red Door so over powering and well, a little bit old ladyish if I'm honest. But Red Door Aura is really lovely! It's so fresh smelling and floral but with a spicy edge so it smells really festive :)
I got this little set for £25 and I'm so impressed! The body lotion is highly fragranced and could definitely be worn alone :) so this is going to be my signature scent through out the month of December and I can't wait to wear it!

What are your favourite festive fragrances?

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Pink Sands Yankee Candle

As its getting closer to the festive season I have invested in a few new candles that have a more wintery feel about them.
However nothing ever comes close to my Pink Sands Yankee Candle! I have been through three of these now since discovery as I just can't help repurchasing it when it's all burnt out.
It's become a really comforting fragrance and whenever I'm feel a tad low it some how makes me feel a little bit better.
It's sweet scent is floral but fresh, and Yankee candles are so scented that it leaves my room smelling gorgeous without being too over powering! My all time favourite candle, whatever the season!

What are some of your favourite candles?

Monday, 19 November 2012

Stocking Fillers: Glossy Box

As always I was so excited to see the postman wondering to the door, Glossy Box in arm and this month definitely didn't disappoint!

Everything in this box will 100% be tried and tested and I can't wait! In this months box I received ...

DR.JART+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm
I cannot wait to give this a try, I love BB creams, whether used under foundation or on its own for a natural look.

Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Blue Hand Therapy. This smells lovely and is the perfect size to keep in my handbag. I'm addicted to using hand creams so I'm always happy to have plenty in stock!

Alison Claire Natural Beauty Mango Body Butter. Ever since I smelt the body shop mango body butter I've always loved the smell of mango and again this one doesn't disappoint! It's sweeter and not overly zesty, when tested on the hand you can see its really hydrating. Can't wait to use this!!

I received a Nails Inc polish in the colour porchester square! It's a lovely lavender nude colour and exactly the kind I'd of chosen for myself so very happy :)

Lastly Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
I have very dry skin so if I use exfoliators I do it once a week and try to use ones that aren't too harsh! So this one will definitely have to be a tried with caution but fingers crossed it'll be ok!

Very happy with this months box!!what did everyone else get in there glossy box?

Saturday, 17 November 2012

The chosen colour ...

Sugar Bakers Court! :)

I decided to try out this colour first because I've literally never used a similar one to it! And I'm really pleased with the result! The polish is highly pigmented in colour and the amount of glitter, without looking caked on top of the nail! I can't wait to try out the rest!!

What are your favourite polishes? :)

The Winners

I picked this little beauty up the other day from the Debenhams sale! Originally £66 it had been reduced to £27.50! Which first of all is a fab bargain! You get 6 Nails inc polishes, the collection is called The Winners and oh my goodness it is beautiful! The colours are all perfect for this time of year being festive and sparkly! I'll be painting my nails later so will share which colour I decide to choose first but I had to show everyone cause its just too pretty!!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Cath Kidston Wild Rose Hand Cream

This hand cream is slowly becoming my little life saver! With how many times a day I wash my hands being the little clean freak that I am, mixed with the the cold weather and the fact that my skins already dry, it could cause havoc for my hands.

This hand cream is absolutely amazing! It smells so lovely and fresh whilst the scent of roses makes it feminine as well. It's incredibly hydrating and has become a staple in my handbag over the last few weeks!!!

What's your favourite hand cream? Any recommendations?

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Baby, it's cold outside!

Although it's November I'm already starting to feel festive :)
Autumn and Winter truly are my favourite seasons, I get Christmas and my Birthday in all there lovelyness!

However, I hate being cold!!!! So much so that it started my love for hot drinks! I'd never been a big fan trough my teens my sister has always love drinking tea but I never saw the fascination. Until about two years ago now I am obsessed and can't go a day without tea, coffee or hot chocolate! Even in the summer time!
Today's been a very gloomy day outside and I've appreciated not being at work and just having some time to do my favourite things, book and bath! Haha :) but when feeling uber cold I reached for my options hot chocolate that I'd picked up the other day, now I had a bit of a shock when I realised it wasn't 'cracking hazelnut' (an all time fave) but 'outrageous orange', I'd picked up the wrong one by mistake. But I'm so pleased because I absolutely love it! If like me you find hot chocolate can some times be a tad on the sickly side then you'll love this, as long as you like orange. It's sweet and creamy with a lovely tang from the orange flavour! I'm officially addicted!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

A Touch Of Sparkle

It's getting close to that time again, when everything becomes a bit more sparkly! This includes my makeup! So when I went for a quick shop after work I picked up a few bits to add to my collection!

First of all this Floozie cosmetic bag! For £15 from Debenhams. I am so in love with it, I love the polka dots and the cute clasp! It's absolutely adorable, as soon as I got home I sorted my every day makeup. It loves it's new little home.

Whilst in Debenhams I popped over to Urban Decay and brought the Heavy Metal, glitter eyeliner in 'Spandex' £13. It's beautiful over the top of black liquid liner, in the bottle it looks blue but on the eye it looks amazing! All different colour glitters on a sapphire background :) they have such a wide range of colours and last forever!

In Superdrug I picked up a few bits first of all two MUA eyeshadows both £1, In the shades 11 - PEARL and 19 - MATT. Both colours are chocolate brown and extremely pigmented, number 11 having gold shimmer running through it. I love these eyeshadows as they're so affordable and the pigments last so well on the skin.

The next two products are by RIMMEL :) a Metal Rush nail polish in 80 - purple region. It's like a deep berry wine colour with gold and orange tones in it, I can not wait to try it on my nails! Next was a Scandaleyes waterproof kohl Kwajalein liner in 5 - Nude i've tried it for a few days now and love it! It looks so nice in the inner corners of the eye making them look so much brighter, bonus!

From the Body Shop I picked up a Shimmer Waves £16 in 2 - Blush. Ive been using it as a highlighter as it gives a subtle sheen whilst adding a touch of pink to the cheek bones.

From Boots I finally picked up two Real Techniques brushes as they were buy one get one half price and I've wanted to try them forever!!! I got the powder brush and expert face brush, both for under £20. I've heard such good things about them I can't wait to give them a go when I do my makeup in the morning!

And lastly I couldn't leave without popping into Lush. I only got one product today, I haven't tried it before it I saw it and couldn't take my eye off it. Golden Wonder Bath Ballistic. And it says ' For those types who can't help shaking the box under the Christmas tree!' That is sooo me! Haha! I love Christmas and get way too excited about buying presents for everyone, let alone getting them myself. It smells lovely, I can't explain the smell. It's relaxing yet a very fresh, clean smell at the same time. Plus gold glitter!!!! :)

Does anyone have any sparkly favourites? I'd love to hear your recommendations!