Tuesday, 21 October 2014

L'Oreal Infallible Nail 001 Stay Nue - Nails Of The Day



Today's Nails Of The Day are from the L'Oreal Infallible Nails Collection - The shade (Stay Nue) is such a pretty shade of fleshy/peachy nude.. I love it!

L'Oreal Infallible Nails are inspired by a salon gel manicure, with glorious shine and up to 12 days wear. I am wearing 3 coats and managed 3 days before wear and tear started to show on one nail...

Friday, 17 October 2014

Eye of Horus Scarab Sapphire Goddess Eye Pencil



Eye of Horus is a new brand for me and my first introduction to it is pretty impressive.

I was sent the new Scarab Sapphire Goddess Eye Pencil to try.

Eye of Horus say 

Eye of Horus’ Goddess Eye Pencils are exceptionally highly pigmented and easy to apply with a smudging applicator on the reverse end. The formulas are waterproof, smudge-proof and long lasting.

My thoughts

The Scarab Sapphire Goddess Eye Pencil is a wonderfully rich and intensively pigmented deep indigo blue shade with a metallic touch to it that leaves a lovely multifacted sheen.


It applies softly applying colour and coverage with no drag and once it dries it does not budge.

This is a fabulous alternative shade to black as it picks up the colour in my green eyes and brings them alive. I can see myself using this a lot.

Here I am wearing it


Eye of Horus Scarab Sapphire Goddess Eye Pencil costs £17.50 and is available from their website and Cocktail Cosmetics. 

*PR Sample

Thursday, 16 October 2014

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Hand Cream


No7 say 

Visibly younger. This super hydrating, easily absorbed, protecting and renewing formula has been created to target the signs of ageing and help your hands have a more youthful future. It intensively conditions with day long moisturisation for softer and smoother skin and works to reveal younger looking hands in 4 weeks. Fine lines are visibly reduced, skin feels more supple with improved elasticity and looks more even.

My thoughts 

This is a lovely cream, it has a scent that is one that I would call a real cream fragrance. Texture wise it is a curious mix of feeling light on the skin, instantly absorbing with a non greasy finish and yet also feeling rich and comforting at the same time. Hands are left feeling comfortable and moisturised, super soft and appearing smoother for hours. It also has added protection of SPF15 which is fabulous.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Hand Cream 75ml £10.50

*mini sample 

October 2014 Glossybox - Andy Warhol Inspired Pop Art Collector's Edition Box



Ooh I absolutely love the print on this month's GlossyBox! The Andy Warhol Pop Art design is so apt for a beauty blogger and is bright and cheery for this dreary October ... I will have no problems recycling this after I have used the contents.

As ever though, the outer is very nice but do the contents live up to expectation...

What's inside the October Glossybox


Inside my box features no less than 4  full size products, a fairly generous perfume sample and a bonus sample product.

From Left to Right -

Etre Belle Cosmetics Liplift Peel € 12.95 (Full Size)

They say - Get replenished and defined lips in an instant with this moisturising lip exfoliator. The gentle formula removes dead cells, refining the skin's surface for perfectly soft lips.

Out of all the products this is probably the one I am least enthused about getting use from as my lips are in pretty good condition, but you never know with the changing weather this could come in useful.

Yves Rocher France Quelques Notes D'Amour 5ml sample (Full Size £33 for 30ml)

They say - This scent encapsulates the feeling of falling in love through fusing notes of Damascus Rose , Guaiac Wood and Patchouli.

I like perfume samples and this is handy to pop into my weekend bag. This scent is lovely too, a bit like a delicious Turkish Delight.

So Susan Cosmetics Flutter Mascara £14.95 (Full Size)

They say - An intense carbon-black mascara formulated with hyaluronic spheres to help you achieve the darkest, curviest lashes possible.

I am always up for trying new mascaras and this sounds good, watch this space for my review!

Nuxe Creme Fraiche de Beaute Mask £19.50 (Full Size)

They say - A 24hr moisturising mask which hydrates and soothes the skin, instantly reducing discomfort or redness. Skin is left looking radiant and relaxed.

I am a big fan of Nuxe products so I am looking forward to trying out this mask which sounds ideal for the Winter months.

Ciate London Paint Pot £9 (Full Size)

I received Talent Scout a purple creme shade that be dressed up or down.

Bonus product - Rimmel London BB Cream Matte (sample size)

They say - This mulitasking 9 in 1 skin perfecting makeup cream with a natural formula contains kaolin, witch hazel and salicyclic acid for a flawless matte look.

I haven't tried this BB Cream so I will be interested to see how I get on with it, watch this space for the review..fingers crossed it is shade perfect!!

Final thoughts

This month's box represents outstanding value and with a great mix of products enclosed.

Thumbs up.

*PR Sample

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Vaseline Lip Therapy Queen Bee



Buzz - Have you heard?

The fourth limited edition Vaseline Lip Therapy is Queen Bee, this honeylicious lip balm has a delicious light honey scent and leaves lips feeling soft and conditioned. Plus, I cannot get over just how cute the shimmery gold and black striped tin is!

Limited Edition Vaseline Queen Bee 20g RRP £3.99 is available from Boots and Tesco stores 

*PR Sample

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Calvin Klein Reveal EDP - Review



As Summer changes to Autumn and Autumn turns to Winter I like to swap my perfume to something a bit more season appropriate and this is where the delightful new fragrance from Calvin Klein enters...

Calvin Klein Reveal EDP is described as defining a new olfactive category – the solar oriental
characterised by intriguing duality, unexpected freshness, and enveloping warmth.

For the first time in fragrance, a highly sensorial raw salt signature captures traces of the erotic scent of skin. The surprising raw salt signature melts into a heart of glorious orris, and the drydown is characterised by sensual sandalwood, reverting back to Calvin’s core identity.
Top Notes: Salt, Pink Pepper, Black Pepper, White Pepper
Heart Notes: Oris, Ambergris, Solar Accord
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Cashmeran

My thoughts 

Reveal is a bit of a revelation for me as it starts off fresh, a little salty which I simply adore and then with almost perfect timing draws slightly sweet and with an intense warmness that is like being wrapped in Cashmere. Rarely do perfume descriptions describe perfectly what you get but in this case it is literally on the note...Warm, sensual and sophisticated. I love it. 

Calvin Klein Reveal EDP 50ml costs £52 from Debenhams 

*PR Sample

Monday, 13 October 2014

Karin Herzog Professional Cleansing Face Cleansing Gel Review


I am already a fan of Karin Herzog products, I think I am now on my third or fourth pot of the Vita-Kombi Day and Night Cream Moisturiser which I like to use as a night cream. I loved the deliciously scented Finest Chocolate Cleansing Gel as well so when the opportunity came up to try another cleanser from the range I jumped at it.

Karin Herzog say 

A dual action cleanser and highly effective makeup remover that successfully removes
impurities while simultaneously conditioning the skin. Formulated with nourishing sesame oil and pure essential oils, this professional strength product helps to unclog pores, dissolve impurities and remove waterproof makeup without stinging or irritation, even in the sensitive eye area.

Benefits:

• Gently cleanses, without the use of harsh detergents
• Highly effective even for waterproof makeup
• Effectively removes dirt, sebum and makeup from the pores
• So gentle that it is suitable even for the most sensitive eyes
• Restores the skins optimal pH balance, priming it for the subsequent
  application of oxygen products.
• Leaves the skin feeling hydrated, soft and supple
• Contains no preservatives

My thoughts 

A tiny bit of product goes a long way, the slightly waxy gel balm comes out almost solid but melts with the warmth of the skin so that you can work it into the skin. It has a very pleasant coconut scent. I find it to be really effective at removing makeup and an exceptional, gentle facial cleanser. It leaves skin feeling incredibly soft, smooth and looking clear, bright and radiant.

A wonderful, rich cleanser now the weather is turning colder.

Karin Herzog Professional Cleansing Face Cleansing Gel 50ml £38 available online from Karin Herzog, Fenwick and SpaceNK 

*PR Sample

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