13 Dec 2014

Nails Inc Wigmore Street

Nails Inc Wigmore Street

This beautiful Nails Inc Polish came free with the December issue of Glamour. For a bargain price of £2 you get a great magazine (I love to read Glamour) and a Nails Inc Polish which has an RRP of £11. There were four polishes to pick from & truth be told I wanted them all but I have far too many polishes as it is, so I decided on this deep purple called Wigmore Street.

Wigmore Street is a true deep true purple shade. It is opaque in 2 coats, I found it easy to apply but It did take a while to dry in between coats. The brush was quite thin but it applied the polish nicely.  As with all Nails Inc polishes this is great quality and had good staying power, I took it off my nails after 4 days and there were no signs of chipping. I think I could have got a week of wear from this polish.

Nails Inc Wigmore RoadNails Inc Polish for Glamour Magazine

Let me know if you picked up this copy of glamour & what polish you picked.

11 Dec 2014

Ted Baker Christmas Treats

Ted Baker A Regency Romance Collection

Packaged ready to pop into the stocking of someone special this Regency Romance Collection from Ted Baker is just adorable. Reflecting the Britishness of Ted Baker this collection is a nod to Regency Britain and the packaging  features quintessentially English Regency House designs. It’s so pretty, not to mention the sweet bulldogs inside each box. What a lovely touch that is.

This Regency Romance Collection consists of three scents and each of the three scents has a matching Body Wash & Body Lotion. No 1 Bridlesmith Gate & No 1 Langley Court, No 2 Regents Square & Upperbrook Mews and No 3 Furburts Place & Brompton Crescent. They come in pretty pastel coloured packaging which is subtle and looks luxurious.

Ted Baker Packaging

I’ve been trying out two products from the range

No2 Upperbrook Mews Body Lotion*

With an air of lady-like glamour, sweet sugary tones of nude pink with neon accents are used to present the delightful No 2 collection. With a sumptuous mix of freesia, peach and amber, this Body Wash and Lotion will ensure you dazzle from morning to evening.

This is a lovely lightly scented body lotion, so its not going to take away from your perfume. It smells fresh, floral & quite sophisticated. I love that it has a pump, this makes it so easy to use and ensures you get just the right amount of product. It has a light creamy consistency and I like that the formula isn’t too thick it makes it easy to apply to your skin and it absorbs quickly too. I have been using it on my upper body more as I like how this lotion is light and not greasy on my skin. I tend to use a body oil on my legs as they get very dry.

No3 Brompton Crescent Body Wash*

Fragranced with a lavish blend of lemon, jasmine and amber crystal teamed with fresh shades of mint green, No 3 is a little touch of luxury that will leave you feeling royally pampered.

This is my favourite of the two scents I’ve tried, it smells floral and would be perfect for Spring & bright sunny mornings. The scent is uplifting and quite fragrant. If you like your body wash to lather up then this is for you, its leaves your skin feeling clean and soft. I have been using it most mornings as I refuse to accept Winter is here. This is my little slice of Spring. This also comes with a pump which is so convenient in the shower. I wish all body products came with a pump, that would make everything so much easier.

Ted Baker A Regency Romance

Ted Baker always release great collections and especially at Christmas. If you’re looking for a Secret Santa gift or just something beautiful but budget friendly then I recommend checking out this Regency Romance Collection. Its beautifully packaged and the scents I have tried would work well for anyone.

The new Ted Baker Regency collection is now available from selected Boots stores nationwide and online at www.boots.com

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

9 Dec 2014

Bath & Body Works Christmas Scents

B&BW Christmas Selection

I am feeling extra festive this year, which is quite unlike me (normally a Bah Humbug). These Bath & Body Works Christmas Hand Sanitisers are fuelling my festive feelings. They all smell incredible. My brother kindly braved B&BW in New York & I think he did well picking me out some Christmas scents.

They have such a huge selection & I have always wanted to try the festive ones. The five I have are,

Ginger Snap – This smells like warm ginger tea both spicy and festive. I love it & it smells good enough to eat. Its a spicy scent and this has become a firm favourite already. I think this was a halloween release but it smells quite festive to me.

Winter Citrus Wreath – This smells a little more grown up & less sweet than many of the others. Its warm citrus scent is uplifting and very festive.

Pink Prancer Sugared Strawberries - This is a blend of sugary sweet strawberries and apricot. The only down side is this has glitter & that does come off on your hands. So this might be better suited to teens. I’m going to pass this one on to my niece, she will love it. It smells quite strongly of strawberry, its a sweet scent and would be perfect if there wasn’t any glitter. Also it’s not a very festive scent.

Merry Cookie -A warm scent of buttery sugar cookies with a touch of vanilla bourbon-flavoured frosting. Sweet & festive this smells like baking cookies. I can’t get enough of this, it smells SO sweet & delicious.

Vanilla Bean Noel - Vanilla, warm caramel and rich comforting cream. To me this smells almost identical to Merry Cookie & thats not a bad thing. Its sweet & the scent of vanilla is strong. It reminds me of icing on cakes.

There are so many more scents I want to try & really hope one day soon the UK gets its very own Bath & Body Works. Let me know what your favourite scents are.

8 Dec 2014

Winter Makeup Edit

I wouldn’t say that I change up my makeup every season but I have been using a few new products this past few weeks & also rediscovered a few old favourites too.

Winter Makeup

Origins Nanette Lepore. Makebag* – This is a great size makeup bag & manage to fit so many products in. Its the perfect size for a weekend break. Its a limited edition makeup bag and sees Origins team up with fashion designer Nanette Lepore. Origins are offering this complimentary makeup bag with any purchase over £50.

Available while stocks last at Harrods, Selfridges London, John Lewis nationwide and Arnotts Ireland.

Bourjois Bronzing Duo- This is quite a new addition to my makeup collection, it came in the recent British Beauty Box. These make a pretty pairing and I have been wearing them both a lot. The bronzer isn’t at all orange & gives you just the right amount of colour, no shimmer. I have been attempting to contour with it & so far so good. The highlighter is a pretty pearl shade, not white & stark. This gives your cheekbones an instant lift & and adds just enough glow without looking like a disco ball. This will be a staple in my makeup bag this winter for sure.

Clinique All About Shadow Quad* – These colours although not bright or too out there are still not in my comfort zone when it comes to eyeshadow but I have been trying to use some of the less loved products in my collection. The colours are beautiful & after getting to grips with what colour to put where on my lid I have been creating some winter appropriate smokey eyes. The plum & browns work so well together. The shadows themselves are easy to work with & very pigmented. The palette is packaged really nicely too & is so slim. So ideal for travel.

Whats in my makeup bag

Origins GinZing Brightening Mascara* – This mascara has a HUGE wand & I have little eyes so I thought that was going to be a major problem, but I have discovered that it means I can apply my mascara in double quick time. This mascara isn’t going to wow you if you’re looking for volumised lashes, but this mascara is great at separating your lashes & it keeps a curl like no other! I like my lashes to look fluttery and this works well at achieving that. I also like the chunky packaging & I’ve grown to love the big oversized wand.

Korres Wild Rose Lip Balm – These Korres Lip Butters are fantastic, not only are they hydrating but the colour pay off is pretty damn good too. These won’t hang around for hours & hours on your lips but still they will give you a pretty flush of colour & keep your lips moisturised too. I need to get a few more of these in different colours.

Soap & Glory Glow All Out – I’m still on the fence about this powder, I like it & think it gives a illuminating glow but I’ve heard some people say they sweep it all over their face, I am a little scared of that & use it as more of a cheek highlighter. Its beautiful used like that & think I will stick to using it that way. I hate the cardboard packaging & wish they would repackage it.

L’Oreal Super Liner – L’Oreal make my favourite liners, there are a few but this Super Liner is the one I have been reaching for the most. The nib is long and easy to get right up close to you lashes. I like to wear eyeliner most days & like it to be subtle. This liner is great at getting a precise line. It has a glossy deep black finish, that stays put all day.

Seventeen Stay Time 18 Hour Concealer – This is great for both under eye area & blemishes. I do powder over the top to ensure it stays put all day. Its a great affordable concealer and I’m thrilled with it. Although not too sure about the 18 hour claims, nothing a quick touch up won’t solve.

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – This foundation, applies really nicely & gives me a natural finish with a good amount of coverage. Never does it look cakey or too much. If I want it to last all day & in to the evening I do need to wear a primer, but thats OK with me. I might be speaking a little too soon but I may have found something to rival my beloved L’Oreal True Match.

What is in your winter makeup bag, have you switched up any products?

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

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