Thursday, 20 February 2014

Review: Soap & Glory's Sugar Crush Body Wash

For a long time I have been a huge fan of the Soap & Glory products. Not only do I absolutely LOVE their packaging, I find the products themselves really good value for money.

The first thing I need to say is OMG this body wash smells ah-maz-ing! Sugar Crush smells like crushed brown sugar mixed with freshly squeezed limes, I find this really energizing (which is great, especially if your like me and hate getting out of bed in the morning). I also found it really moisturising and it left my skin smelling lovely. 

As I have said, I really love Soap & Glory's packaging, and this product is no exception. The bottle is pretty big with a massive 500ml worth of product and a little goes a long way. I also really love the pump dispenser, this lets you easily control how much product you want to use with no wastage or mess.   

Retailing at £6.50, my initial thought was that it's quite pricey for a body wash, but I absolutely loved using this product and it lasted me ages, therefore I definitely think it's worth the money and I would 100% repurchase. Also, Boots often have a 3 for 2 offer on the Soap & Glory range, which means you can stock up or pick up a few things without feeling too naughty :)       

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Does anyone else love Sugar Crush?

If you would like to purchase this product, please click HERE

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Review: Valentine's Love Locket Bath Bomb from LUSH

As you all know by now I have a huge obsession with Lush!! So when I saw that they had launched their new Valentine's collection, I just couldn't resist on getting myself one of these heart shaped locket bath bombs. 

Once you break open your locket, you will find another heart-shaped bath bomb hidden inside which is filled with lots of confetti hearts. When you place this into your bath it fizzes and releases the confetti hearts into your bath water and turns it a lovely pink colour.

This bath bomb is quite expensive, retailing at £6.95. But it's designed to be used for 3 baths (2 halves and 1 mini heart), which works out around £2.30 per use. This is less expensive than the average bath bomb in Lush, therefore I think it's definitely good value for money and I would 100% repurchase this product.   

If you would like to purchase the Love Locket then click HERE

Happy Valentine's Day to all my lovely readers :)

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Review: Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm

As so many fellow beauty bloggers have been raving about this cleanser for a while now, I thought I'd also jump on the band wagon to see what all the fuss was about. And WOW, they weren't wrong. So let me tell you why I love this cleanser...

Moringa Seed Extract and Vitamin E balance, purify and minimise the appearance of open pores, whilst Orange, Neroli and Mandarin Extract help to rejuvenate the skin. Jasmine, Cedarwood and Rose also help to moisturise dry, dehydrated and mature skin types.
At £34.00 for 100ml, this cleanser isn't cheap, but I also don't consider this to be too expensive for a good quality skincare product. I find a little of this product goes a long way, so it looks like it will last a good while. The balm has a consistency of Vaseline, which I wasn't sure I would get to grips with at first. Smoothing Vaseline all over my face doesn't really sound too appealing, but I was pleasantly surprised. The oily balm melts away all traces of make up and it's also safe to use on eyes.

How To Use-
Morning and evening, mix a small amount of the cleanser with a few drops of water. Apply to your face and neck and massage in circular motions. This will melt away any make up, excess oils and remove any dirt from the skins surface. The best way to remove your cleanser is with a clean, damp flannel or one of Emma Hardie's facial cloths. These are absolutely amazing! One side is a gentle abrasive muslin and the other side is a really soft toweling material. Firstly, I submerge my cloth in warm water, ring it out and use the muslin side to remove the cleanser, this also helps to gently exfoliate my skin as the muslin material is slightly abrasive. (This is a great alternative to exfoliating if you have sensitive skin and find exfoliators too harsh on your skin), I then use the other side just to make sure everything has been removed. 

TOP TIP- For extra smoothing, you can use this cleanser as a nourishing mask (if left on the skin 10 minutes) or as a rescue balm for dry elbows, knees or chapped lips.  

I have noticed a huge difference in my skin since using the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm. My skin feels more hydrated and is definitely looking healthier. I have combination skin and I find this cleanser has really helped to balance it out. The dryer patches seem less dry and the oily patches definitely seem less oily. I really enjoy using this cleanser, it feels like a real treat and very luxurious. I would recommend this product to most, if not all skin types. It's so gentle it would be great for anyone who suffers from sensitive skin or eczema too.  

I really hoped you enjoyed this post and found it somewhat helpful :) 
Has anyone else tried this cleanser?


Click HERE if you would like to purchase this cleanser or find out more information. 

Monday, 3 February 2014

Nominated: The Liebster Award

I'm very excited to tell you all that I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Mollie from Belle Rae and Sally from Sally Says Beauty.
The idea of The Liebster Award is to help new bloggers find other new bloggers in the blogging community.  

Here Are The Rules-  

1. You must link back to the person/people who nominated you.
2. You must answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. You cannot nominate the person who nominated you.
4. Your nominees must have under 200 followers.
5. You must tell your nominees that you have nominated them. 

(As I was nominated by more than one person, I thought I'd pick questions from each person to make 11 questions altogether). 

My Answers-

1. If you could interview one person for your blog, who would it be?
I would love to interview Zoe Sugg from her blog Zoella, she has been a huge inspiration to me!!

2. If you could only use three makeup products for the rest of your life, what would they be?
I would probably have to go with foundation, mascara and lip balm. 

3. What are you most excited about for S/S14?
I can't wait for warmer weather, holidays, summer clothes and a tan. 

4. What's your favourite piece of jewellery?
I would have to say my gorgeous watch my boyfriend bought me for my 23rd birthday. I love it soooo much and it goes with any outfit! 

5. What's your favourite blog?
I have a few favourites. I love Zoe Sugg from Zoella, Tanya Burr and Kayleigh from Couture Girl.

6. Who has inspired you the most?
I know this sounds really soppy, but it has to be my Mum :) 

7. Do you have any pets?
We have a family dog called Lily. I know I'm biased, but she is sooo cute!! She features on my Twitter and Instagram quite often :)

8. Whose your celebrity crush?
This question is a no brainer.... Ryan Gosling!!

9. What skincare product could you not live without?
I am absolutely loving Emma Hardie's Cleansing Balm at the minute! I have been using it for about a month now and my skin has never been so good.  

10. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I really want to go everywhere, but the next stop on my list is LAS VEGAS!

11. What made you start your blog?
I have always been really interested in the beauty industry. Being a beauty therapist, lots of people ask me for my beauty tips and tricks, therefore I thought I'd share them with you all on my own little part of the internet.  

My Nominations-

Here Are My Questions For You-

1. What is your all time favourite beauty product?
2. What are your goals for your blog in 2014?
3. How long have you been blogging for?
4. What is your favourite make up brand?
5. What's your favourite blog?
6. Would you consider starting a YouTube channel?
7. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
8. What is your favourite high street shop?
9. What is your ultimate beauty tip/trick?
10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
11. In 3 words, how would you describe yourself? 

 I feel so grateful to be nominated for The Liebster Award, it's so nice to think my little blog is getting recognised and appreciated!

Thank you all so much for your support and for reading my posts :)