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since 03/07/2010


The Bickley Mill, Newton Abbot 30/01/2014

Dining How I Like It!

Lush Vanilla Dee-Lite 18/01/2014

Not Dee-Lightful!

Morphy Richards 4-Slice Accents Toaster 07/01/2014

For Your Every Toasting Need

Kenwood kMix Hand Mixer 05/01/2014

I Knead This Mixer!

Boots No.7 Intense Volume Mascara 02/01/2014

Lovely Looking Lashes

Di Palomo Orange Blossom Hand & Body Lotion 21/11/2013

I Can Smell Orange and Olive Groves!

Di Palomo Orange Blossom Hand & Body Lotion Another gorgeous smelling product from Di Palomo, it is for somebody who likes a fresh, light and indulging scent. What does this product do? This product is described as a hand and a body lotion which gives the impression of a light body lotion if it can be used as a hand lotion as well. However it is described as a rich moisturiser. I personally would not describe it in this way. I would call a body butter a rich moisturiser not this one. But it is certainly moisturising enough for me. I don’t like anything that feels sticky or takes a while to sink in. This one sinks in straight away and gives my skin an instant glow, hydration and smoothness. My mum has very dry skin and she has tried this body lotion and she hasn’t found it enough for her skin, she had to use a lot of it to feel that it had sank into her skin at all. So for somebody with drier skin I would recommend buying the body butter version of this which is slightly pricier at £15.00 and you get 50ml less but it does contain cocoa butter which this hand and body lotion does not. Many people pop a body cream/or body lotion on after a shower or bath (which I don’t), I wouldn’t imagine that this is the nicest of feels of body lotion to put on after a bath or shower due to it not containing the cocoa butter. I never really use it as a hand cream as I prefer a hand cream that is just a hand cream, not a body lotion too. I don’t know why but I don’t feel like they would have the same benefit for my hands, ...

Di Palomo Wild Fig & Grape Bath Syrup 14/11/2013

A Seductive Bath-Time Treat

Di Palomo Wild Fig & Grape Bath Syrup I purchased this bath syrup a couple of months ago when Di Palomo had an offer on their website. I have had many of their other products and loved them all and this was no exception! I purchased this as I thought it sounded very luxurious being called a bath syrup as opposed to a bubble bath. Packaging Firstly the box that this bath syrup comes in is gorgeous and would make a lovely gift to somebody. It is a browny/orange coloured box with black floral leaf illustration on. This matches the bottle too. The bottle is even nicer than the box! It is a frosted glass bottle with a stopper in the top. I love the stopper as I think this is really unusual to see on bottles these days. I will certainly be buying another one of these to give to somebody as a present in the future as it is just gorgeous! So much nicer than the plastic bottle that most bubble baths come in. Also around the top of the stopper is a small tied red flower decoration which is again a lovely finishing touch. The bath syrup is a deep red colour and the front of the bottle says ‘seductive’ on which the product certainly looks! Price This retails at £12.00 for 300ml which seems to be lasting quite a long time. I have had about 5 baths with it so far and I still have about 1/3 of the bottle left. It can be purchased on the Di Palomo website or on other websites like where this product retails at £10.80. It can also be purchased in many high street shops, and department stores. For example ...

Dior Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF25 05/11/2013

Not Forever Friends

Avon Gorge Hotel, Bristol 22/10/2013

Onwards and Upwards For The Avon Gorge!

Halo Eye Make-Up Remover Pads 20/10/2013

Ready For Bed In A Flash!

Halo Eye Make-Up Remover Pads I purchased these on offer in Superdrug for 3 for £3.00 (they normally retail at £1.50). I’ve noticed the offer still seems to be on. They can be found with all of the travel items in Superdrug which is what tempted me to buy them as they were to take away on a trip to Bristol we went on. However there are 30 pads in a pack so they lasted me much longer than our week away. I thought I better use them up rather than save them for another time away because I have had face wipes in the past that have dried out because they have been opened for too long. I have now finished one pack of these and I have moved over to them permanently (not just for trips) because I have been so impressed with them and the cheap price tag. I have sensitive skin and particularly sensitive eyes and these cause me absolutely no problem, they smell quite fresh, and they are hypoallergenic, and fragrance free. I only need one pad to do both eyes. I wear eye liner, concealer and a long wearing mascara from Estee Lauder and these eye-makeup remover pads take my eye-makeup off incredible easily without needing to rub my eyes. I love making my bedtime skincare routine less bother if I can and these do that! Each pad is white and on one side they are slightly bumpy and on the other side they are smooth. I think the bumpy side is great if you have heavier eye makeup on as it seems to work deeper than the smooth side. The only downside I can see about these which I find is the same for any types of face ...

Simple Deep Cleansing Face Mask 16/10/2013

Simple Is Not Enough!

Neal's Yard Remedies Chamomile Cleanser 13/10/2013

Calming Chamomile Cleanser

Neal's Yard Remedies Chamomile Cleanser This is another Neal’s Yard Remedies product which I absolutely love. It is a chamomile cleanser; it is super calming, soft and moisturising. It is a very creamy cleanser but it is absolutely fine for my combination skin. It states that it is for normal skin which I always take to suggest they mean combination skin. But I think it is fine for all skin types to be honest. Again like all of Neal’s Yard products they are organic and natural. It says on the side of most of the skincare how organic a product is which is nice to see. This product is shown to be 57% organic. Pot or Tube? I bought this back in April and it came in a pot which I must admit for a cleanser is a little bit frustrating, but I have noticed on the Neal’s Yard Remedies website that they have now changed it into a tube. My only concern with this is that it is a thick cleanser so I can imagine it would be a little challenging to get it out of the tube (but I may be wrong). It still seems like a better option though in the tube. I have photographed a new pot I have of it (as my other is nearly out). But it did last me 6 months which is impressive. You could look at this pot of cleanser and mistake it for moisturiser because it is so thick and creamy. This is why it is so wonderfully moisturising but without being greasy because it actually has quite a light silky feel to it. My skin feels exceptionally soft after using it which I have not had from other cleansers like Clinique’s facial wash or their ...

Neal's Yard Remedies Vitamin E & Avocado Night Cream 11/10/2013

Night - Time Goodness!

Neal's Yard Remedies Vitamin E & Avocado Night Cream So I still love my beauty products. I sadly do not have so much money to spend out on them these days (being a student) but I did treat myself to this very luxurious night moisturiser. Neal’s Yard Remedies is a brand I absolutely love, they are organic and natural. They contain no mineral oils, parabens, synthetic fragrances or colours as well as no silicones. So it sounds good already! Well this is a Vitamin E and Avocado Night Moisturising Cream. It deeply nourishes the skin and to my amazement is for all skin types. I say this because rarely are moisturises for all skin types these days and it is quite a thick cream so I thought my combination skin might freak out from it. But no my skin loves it! I know this because my skin feels very smooth, hydrated and above all I haven’t had any horrible break outs since using it which is a big plus for me. I also have a very sensitive skin and I have absolutely no problems or irritations from this problem. Benefits of Ingredients So what interests me is what the two main ingredients do for skin: Vitamin E: The first thing to know is that it is supposed to be great for skin conditions, scarring and decreasing the signs of ageing because it is a great anti imflammatory. It does this through preventing environmental damage to skin and it can help to protect against UV rays. It is of course a fantastic moisturising agent which is why it is often found in hand creams and in other moisturisers. A last point on Vitamin E is how well ...

Clarins Lisse Minute Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm 25/08/2012

Clarins Crystal Coral Delight!

Clarins Daily Energizer Wake-Up Booster 05/07/2012

That Healthy Morning Glow!

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