Sunday, 24 July 2011

Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish

As always I am on a mission to find the perfect body scrub and I was in The Body Shop the other day having a browse and thought I'd give this a go. I don't know when TBS got so expensive - £12 for a scrub? I think that's quite a lot.

Recently I had a revelation when I realised that you are meant to put a scrub on dry skin before you get in the shower. It's far more effective. Obviously you all know that and I am slow. I used this scrub yesterday morning and can report it smells lovely - very zingy and pleasing. The results are pretty good but not life-changing, I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Birthday Beauty Haul

Happy Birthday to me. I just had a significant birthday - 21 again - and my lovely friends bought me some delicious delights.

Benefit Bathina. This is in a beautiful tin so easy to take away for weekends and holidays. It's a satiny smooth solid moisturiser that you apply to your body with the little pouf. It smells very retro and 50s which is a good thing in my book. I tried some last night and it was lovely. 

Nails Inc - I Can Paint A Rainbow. How fun is this? Six very cute little bottles of bright and summery colours. I love it. Not played yet but I can see many hours of fun ahead.

Essie - Meet Me At Sunset. It's like my friends know I love nail varnish! This is a truly bright orange. I can't wait to apply it.

Guerlain - Mitsouko. Please pay attention, this is a parfum. A parfum. Now I feel like a proper grown up. And look at that packaging. It's heaven in a box. I am deeply in love.

Jo Malone Grapefruit. I asked for this but my friend being ever so generous super-sized it. I adore this and have just run out. Yay.

These are some of my presents - they didn't all fit in the picture. You may be able to see a gorgeous Mulberry make up bag nestling in there. Oh so stylish. And a wonder woman mirror! And yes, that is a Selfridges box with a gift card inside...

Truly life does begin at 40. Thank you to my generous friends - love you all.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

17 Falsifeye mascara

I saw this today in Boots and thought I had to buy it with such a brilliant name. I was preparing for disappointment as I always do when trying a new mascara and it didn't start off hopefully as it's a very thick brush and quite cloggy. However, I have to say it was easier to apply than I was expecting and it stayed put through glasses of champagne and laughter with my mate.

It's cheap as chips so give it a go.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

July shower gel

Mmmmmm - lovely. Bliss is my favourite.

Three eyeliners, one look

I've not bought any new products to tell you about for a while. Sorry about that, not sure what's happening. Maybe I've found skin and make-up nirvana although I doubt it.

I thought I'd tell you about the eye make-up I wore last night. All courtesy of Urban Decay. The 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils are The Business as I've said before. I have a fair few of them. My fall back colour is Graffiti and I wear this most days.

But last night I thought I'd experiment a bit more. I am fairly obsessed with navy blue and had just seen a feature in Red magazine about navy blue eyeliner. Of course their model looked impossibly perfect in it. I dug out my Deviant liner.

By itself it looked a little harsh. So I added a line of Dime.

It still wasn't quite right so I used Yeyo in the corners of my eyes. I really recommend this - it opens up your eyes and makes them look bigger. 

Three eyeliners! Usually one is a bit of an effort to be honest. After layering on black mascara, I was pleased with the result. With the help of the magical properties of Urban Decay primer, it stayed put all night.

Where was I going with such glamorous eye make up you ask. To a friend's to help look after my goddaughter (who is three) and a nine month old baby who doesn't sleep through the night yet. The sleep-deprived mum noticed. No matter the occasion, Cover Girl always makes an effort darlings. 


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