Spring is in the air

Today felt like the beginning of Spring, it was glorious sunshine but still with a crisp chill in the air. It feels ike forever since I felt the sunshine. I know that by next week it will more likely be gloomy again, but I thought I best start getting my legs Spring ready. They have been hidden away for months and are going to take a little TLC before I even dare get them out.

Spring Ready

Spring Ready

Greenland Coconut Milk & Lime Scrub* This is good at buffing off the dead skin and leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Its scent is also fresh and perfect for Spring. The lime is zesty and the coconut reminds me of holiday.

Balance Me Rose Otto Body Balm* I use this on my legs after I have shaved, it keeps them from becoming dry and leaves them smooth. Its balm texture is lovely and rich if you warm it up between your hands it melts a little and is easier to massage in. This balm is really good under the Garnier Moisturising Lotion. This is a hefty pot and will last you ages!

Laura Mercier Body & Bath Creme Brulee Souffle – This smells so damn good, I never tire of its sweet scent. I tend to use this at night as its very think and rich. I find it a little to heavy for daytime. Its very luxurious and makes the perfect pampering treat. The jar is glass & looks pretty in the bathroom {very important}. I want to try the bath soak to go with this. I think they’d make the best duo

Garnier Moisturising Lotion – I must confess I have never fake tanned {shocker} but I do like to have a little colour on my legs so these gradual tanners are my thing. This one from Garnier is pretty good, you need to have used a scrub and I like to moisturise before hand too that way I get less streaks. You can build the colour up over a couple of days but don’t expect anything too dark. It gives a nice natural even sun kissed look and thats just what I need.

So I’m hoping that these 4 products help keep my legs looking their best and ready for the sunny weather.

If you have any good Gradual Tanner recommendations I’d love to hear them. How do you get you get Spring ready?

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.

Good Enough To Eat

Laura Mercier Body & BathLaura Mercier Creme Brulee

Oh my! This Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Souffle Body Creme is simply divine. It’s so luxurious and rich, I love using it. The formula is light but creamy and melts in to my skin. It doesn’t leave a greasy residue or sit on top of my skin, I take my time to massage it in and it leaves my legs especially so silky smooth and very soft.

Now on to the scent, this stuff smells incredible. I can’t get enough of it. It has a grown up warm sweet smell, not a sickly sweet scent but a luxurious creamy sweet scent that lingers on my skin all night. I tend to use this after I have had a long soak in the bath & I cam smell it all night long. Heaven in a pot.

I was lucky enough to get this in my Laura Louise Beauty Advent Calendar & I have promised myself that when it runs out I will treat myself to the gorgeous gift set from Space NK. I can’t be without this now I have smelt it.

Have you tried any of these Laura Mercier Body & Bath products?

Favourite Products of December 2012

We’re already a week into January 2013 but I still wanted to let you know what I had been loving in December 2012. I had a low-key December and I think my products reflect that. So before I start rambling I will get right into it.

December 2012 Favourites

Benefit Boi-ing Concealer – I use this to cover really unsightly blemishes and ones that are super red. I find this quite heavy and so only use it when nothing else will work and this stuff doesn’t budge. Covergirl lashblast 24hr Waterproof Mascara – this is a great mascara for giving quite dramatic lashes especially if you’ve really curled your eyelashes. It’s so black i love my mascara to be uber black and again it doesn’t budge.

Vivo Colour Block Palette in Unprotected. This is a palette I reach for over and over again. The colours are all lovely and I am a neutral eyeshadow girl so this has  everything I need. It’s also the palette I take away on holiday without fail. I’ve done a more in depth post on this palette with swatches – here if you want to have a read. Chanel Eyeshadow in Safari 45 – this is the prettiest taupe with a hint of shimmer. It’s so soft and blends like a dream.

MUA Pink Shimmer Kisses Blusher – This has been in my makeup bag since I bought it a couple of months ago. I have worn it so much. You can make it a light wash of colour or go for a more intense colour. It’s so versatile. MUA have done it again. Top marks for this. I’ve done a blog post about this here. YSL Perfect Touch Radiance Foundation – I have used this foundation for about 3 years now and it is my old faithful. It give a really beautiful coverage which I would say was medium and it gets better throughout the day. It settles down to look flawless and gives your skin a really healthy glow. I will always have a tube of this. It makes my skin look younger and so healthy.

December Favourites 2012

Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser –  spf 20 in the shade nude. This is a really lovely lightweight tinted moisturiser. It feels so nice on the skin, it’s quite a sheer coverage but that’s perfect for days when you’re not wanting to apply a full face of makeup. It really has some staying power too. It applies smoothly on the face and gives you such a fresh-faced look and I love it. Garnier Caffeine Anti-dark Circles 2-in-1 Roll-on Medium – This is great to add a little flash of colour under the eye and look more awake. It’s not the best coverage and it’s a little watery but I tap it in and it gives you a more awake look. I’ve blogged about this here with swatches.

No7 Lash and Brow Perfector – This just works. It tames my unruly brows. What more could I want? The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Lip Balm – This smells so festive and has a shimmer to it. So it was perfect for December. It’s not very moisturising but it does give your lips a hint of colour and also shimmer. So very festive.

Murad Exfoliating blemish Treatment Gel – this has really calmed my breakouts and it helps reduce the redness and size of blemishes. I use it morning and night when I have a breakout. Mac Sheer Pressed Powder – I’ve been using this to set my foundation. I have been a little more greasy than normal and I have found a light dusting of this across my forehead and chin makes my foundation stay put.

So they were my December favourites. If you’ve blogged about your December favourites leave me a link in the comments.