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Every Single Beauty Advent Calendar for Christmas 2018!

Posted on August 17, 2018

I know it’s only August, but news of 2018’s beauty advent calendars has already started to spread, so I thought it’s about time I gathered information on every single one so you can have a (hopefully) fully comprehensive list to refer to over the coming months.

The below list is in price order, starting with the groups (where a brand has more than one calendar) and then the lowest, and I’ll update info, dates and links as soon as I have the info myself – enjoy!

The Body Shop Advent Calendars – Olivia the Owl version is £45.00 (worth £85). Dani the Deer version is £65.00 (worth £121). Freddie the Fox version is £99.00 (worth £231) and Countdown to New Year version is £45.00 (worth £85). AVAILABLE NOW!

The Body Shop’s advent calendars really do look amazing this year! They usually have two or three, but this year they have four, to cater for different budgets – the Freddie Advent Calendar (above) is cruelty free, vegan, and contains some of the brand’s best make-up, skincare and bodycare products!

L”Occitane Classic Advent Calendar is £49.00 and the Luxury Advent Calendar is £89.00 AVAILABLE NOW!

I reviewed the 2017 L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar, and it was amazing! This year’s offering looks just as good (if not better) with fun, colourful packaging. The Luxury Advent Calendar is packed with L’Occitane luxury treats, or if you’re looking for something more affordable, the Classic Advent Calendar is available too at £49.00.

Rituals Advent Calendar 2D Exclusive version is £59.50, and the Deluxe 3D version is £89.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

Another duo of calendars are available this year from Rituals. The deluxe 3D Christmas tree contains 24 beautiful treats including fragrance, beauty, bath, and home products. Expect to find the new Ritual of Holi Crackling Body Mousse as well as The Ritual of Dao and The Ritual of Ayurveda from the hero collections included. The 2D Exclusive calendar is again more affordable, but still contains a fab selection of Rituals products.

Glossybox All I Want Advent Calendar, £75.00 for subscribers, £99.00 for non subscribers. Pre-order NOW!

GlossyBox are also launching their first advent calendar this year! The All I Want Box includes 25 beauty treats with 16 of them being full-sized! (This really is unheard of for beauty advent calendars) You’ll find inside brands such as Pixi, Real Techniques, Huda Beauty, Yankee Candle, NARS and more – this is definitely one to snap up this year!

24 Days of Clinique, £76.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

The 24 Days of Clinique advent calendar includes a selection of mini Clinique favourites. This one is exclusive to Selfridges too so you won’t find it anywhere else.

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar, £79.00, worth over £300.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

Lookfantastic’s Advent Calendars always look amazing! The 2018 calendar has been designed specifically to get you party ready in the run up to Christmas, and contains 25 products. Expect to see brands such as Lipstick Queen, Sleek, Rituals, ESPA, Illamasqua and more inside.

bareMinerals Out of this World Advent Calendar, £79.00, worth £281.00 AVAILABLE NOW!

bareMinerals advent calendars always look amazing, and this year’s is no exception. Containing a massive selection of products, including lip glosses, lipsticks, blushers, eyeshadows, mascaras and more, this would make a lovely gift for fans of the brand.

The 12 Days of Liz Earle, £80.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

Liz Earle is back again for 2018 with 12 days of fabulous treats. You’ll find a selection of skincare favourites inside the box, including the best selling Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser.

Decléor Advent Calendar, £80.00 worth £258.00, AVAILABLE NOW! 

Fans of luxury skincare will adore the 2018 Decleor Advent Calendar. The theme of this box is glowing skin, and it looks just beautiful. Be sure to snap this one up fast if you’re interested, last year, a box sold every 8 seconds!

Lumene Advent Calendar, £89.90 worth £195.00, date TBC at Feel Unique.

Now this is quite exciting as I haven’t heard of this brand before. Nordic beauty brand, Lumene, have launched their first advent calendar stuffed with skincare treats worth a massive £195!

Cowshed Advent Calendar, £90.00, available from September 6th.

This lovely calendar includes 24 deluxe pampering treats, covering skincare, bath and body, and hand care.

Kiehl’s 24 Day Advent Calendar, £110.00, available from 1st October at Selfridges

Another Selfridges exclusive, the beautiful 24 Day Advent Calendar from Kiehl’s is packed with 24 days of the brand’s best-selling favourites.

ELLE Beauty Advent Calendar, £125.00, available from 1st October. Sign up here.

Another first, this time from Elle – this is quite unexpected! They’re jumping in at the luxury end of the market with a £125 calendar containing products worth £340. Expect to find brands including Hourglass, NARS, Dermalogica, Too Faced, and more. I think this one’s going to be super popular!

MAC Cosmetics Shiny Pretty Things Advent Calendar, £125.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

AT LAST! Beauty lovers rejoice, Mac has finally released their very own Advent Calendar! The set contains a mixture of deluxe mini products as well as a few full sizes, and it’s worth £236.70 so you’re definitely getting your moneys worth! This is bound to sell out FAST so be sure to snap this one up quickly!

Lancome Advent Calendar, £130.00, available from the 26th September at Selfridges

Lancome’s Advent Calendar is seeming a bit secretive this year (so far anyway) I can’t find any information on this one as yet, so keep your eyes peeled and I’ll update this asap!

ESPA Comfort & Joy Advent Calendar, £130.00, SIGN UP HERE! 

The luxury ESPA Comfort & Joy Advent Calendar contains a gorgeous ESPA skincare hero behind every door. Included you’ll find delightful oils, skincare products and candles to provide you with your daily dose of wellness. Expect an extra special full-size treat on Christmas Day too!

L’Oreal Luxe Selfridges Advent Calendar, £130.00, available from 26th September.

If you’re looking to spend a bit more non a beauty advent calendar this year, this L’Oreal Luxe calendar really does look fantastic. It contains a selection of gorgeous products from L’Oreal’s higher end brands, including Lancome, YSL, Urban Decay and Viktor & Rolf.

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar, £150.00, available from October

For once, Charlotte’s Advent Calendar isn’t at the very top of the list – there seems to be a boatload of super high end (expensive) calendars this year! Charlotte’s 2018 Advent Calendar contains 12 countdown to Christmas beauty treats. You’ll find plenty of cult favourites inside, including one of my personal faves, the Pillow Talk Lipstick.

Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar, £150.00 but worth £475.00, available from October

Fenwick’s calendar for 2018 is packed full of high end beauty minis – expect to find high end beauty treats for every day of advent, as well as full sized products from the likes of MAC, Nails Inc and Bobbi Brown.

The White Company Advent calendar, £150.00, available from the end of October

The White Company have gathered together some of their favourite seasonal products and created a beautiful high end calendar for 2018. Inside you’ll find candles, body and bath products, fragrance and much more.

Elemis Beauty Advent Calendar, £150.00 worth £345.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

How gorgeous does this calendar look? Fans of luxury skincare will be in heaven with the 2018 Elemis Advent Calendar. It contains a full size best-selling Pro Collagen Marine Cream and Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, as well as a selection of mini Elemis products.

Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £150.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

This is Net-A-Porter’s first advent calendar, and it really does look amazing! Brands include Marc Jacobs, Charlotte Tilbury, Illamasqua, Chantecaille, Sunday Riley and many more. If you’re looking for a luxury advent calendar, this should definitely be in your radar!

John Lewis Advent Calendar, £165.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

John Lewis are offering something a little different this year, apart from including an amazing selection of high end brands in their calendar (hello Aqua di Parma, Hermes and Floral Street) They’re also including vouchers for personalised services, such as an Elemis personalised mini facial, and an Aveda personalised hair and scalp camera analysis to name a just couple.

Molton Brown Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar, £175.00 worth £275.00. AVAILABLE NOW

The 2018 Molton Brown Advent Calendar is packed full of gorgeous pampering treats. Inside you’ll find shower gel baubles, candles, bath washes, a limited edition fragrance and much more.

YSL Beauty Advent Calendar, £195.00, available from 10th October.

The YSL Beauty (Selfridges exclusive) Advent Calendar looks stunning this year. It includes a selection of gorgeous YSL treats for 24 days in the run up to Christmas.

Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar, £195.00 worth £600.00. Available from 24th October.

This year’s Liberty Advent Calendar looks better than ever! It is expensive, but contains some amazing high end brands such as Diptyque, Laura Mercier, Hourglass, Byerdo, Bobbi Brown, Omorivcza and more.

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar, £250.00 but worth £680.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

One of the ‘big daddy’ advent calendars – the Harrods calendar is truly a luxurious treat. It contains 25 luxury beauty products, from brands including NARS, Huda Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley, Givenchy and more. These products are worth a whopping £680!

Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar, £250.00. AVAILABLE NOW!

Another first! SpaceNK is joining in on the advent fun this year with their debut calendar. Including 25 products, you know this is going to be amazing (and highly likely on the pricier side – I’ve slotted it in here as I’m guessing around £150.00) Expect brands such as Chantecaille, Sunday Riley, Lipstick Queen, Hourglass and more.

Jo Loves Advent Calendar, £250.00, available from November.

This is another first! Jo Loves has jumped on the beauty advent calendar bandwagon this year, launching a stunning looking drawer style calendar! I have a feeling this one will be a sell out.

Jo Malone Advent Calendar, £300.00, available from October.

Jo Malone is back for their 4th year of amazing advent calendars! This years festive townhouse contains all you’d expect and more from this luxury brand. Expect to find Jo Malone classic favourites included, as well as seasonal launches, such as a mini Frosted Cherry & Clove Candle which is new for Christmas 2018. If you’re interested make sure you snap this one up fast, it’s sure to be a sell out again as it has every other year!

Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar, £300.00, available from the 26th September at Selfridges

I’m loving that dedicated fragrance advent calendars are now becoming a thing! The 2018 Atelier Cologne advent calendar includes an assortment of travel sprays, body lotions, finely crafted soaps and even full size fragrances, plus Atelier’s iconic leather cases so you can keep them safe.

La Mer 12 Days of Radiance Calendar, £300.00, available from 22nd October

A first from luxury skincare brand La Mer, they’ve gathered together their favourite products in the La Mer 12 Days of Radiance Collection. It features 11 travel sizes and one full size product – this is a must have for fans of the brand!

Diptyque Advent Calendar, £320.00, exclusively to Selfridges from October 2018

And lastly, of course, Diptyque! At a purse-clenching £320 this year, the Diptyque Advent Calendar is definitely one for die hard fans of the brand. The calendar contains 16 mini candles as well as travel-sized fragrances and bodycare products.

Ok guys that’s it for now! If you come across any more beauty advent calendars, please let me know and I’ll add them! Happy shopping! xx

Christmas: The Soap & Glory Advent Calendar 2017

Posted on November 15, 2017

Hi Guys!

I have the fabulous Soap & Glory It’s A Calendar, Girls! Advent Calendar to share with you today! As I’m sure you can guess, this calendar is packed full with 24 days of Soap & Glory treats, including some of their most famous and well loved skincare products, as well as makeup items and a couple of newer launches too. Here’s what you’ll find inside…

  • Clean on Me Creamy Shower Gel Pod (8ml x2)
  • Sugar Crush Fresh and Foamy Body Wash Pod (8ml x2)
  • Rich & Foamous Showed and Bath Body Wash pod (8ml x2)
  • The Scrub of Your Life Body Buffer (50ml)
  • The Righteous Butter Body Moisturiser (50ml)
  • Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream (50ml)
  • Heel Genuis Foot Cream (50ml)
  • One Heck of a Blot Instant Perfecting Power Primer (15ml)
  • Thick & Fast High-Definition Collagen-Coat Mascara in Black. (10ml)
  • Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks in shades Nudist and Pink-a-Boo (1.5g x2)
  • Sexy Mother Pucker Matte Stick in shade Choco-Berry (1.4g x2)
  • Crazy Sexy Kohl Twist-up eyeliner in shades Smoulder, What A Night, Foil In Love, Grapevine and Cocoa Bean (0.35g x5)
  • Pillow Plump Lip gloss in shades Clearvoyant, Nude In Town and Pinkwell (4ml x3)
  • Mini Tweezers

So you’ve got a few very generous 50ml size treats here, as well as a full size mascara which on it’s own is worth £10.50. I’m also really pleased to find not one, but five eyeliners included – these really are excellent! And the lippies are a great addition too. These products work out at a very reasonable £1.66 per item, so I think this is great value for money – what do you think?

The Soap and Glory It’s a Calendar, Girls! Advent Calendar is £40.00 and available now at Boots.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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TSNC Advent Giveaway: Soap & Glory Bundle! #TSNCxmas

Posted on December 1, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Happy December!! If you’ve been a regular here for a while, you’ll know that every year I try to hold a bunch of fun Christmas giveaways, just as a thank you to to guys for being so fantastic and supportive. This year you can expect a range of prizes from some of my favourite brands, coming to you nearly every day in December – with something pretty special coming up at the end. I won’t give to much away now, but keep your eyes peeled!

To kick off my amazing 2016 Advent Calendar giveaway, I’m starting off with a fabulous bundle of treats worth a whopping £75.00 from one of my favourite bath and body brands, Soap & Glory – this fab bundle of products contains a selection of full sized best-sellers, as well as an exciting brand new product that hasn’t yet been released!

If you’re not familiar with Soap & Glory products, I’ve included links below so you can see in detail what you’re getting. Here’s what’s up for grabs –

As usual, you can enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open internationally, and will run for five days. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

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I hope you enjoyed my post – and keep a look out for the next Advent Calendar giveaway tomorrow morning – it’s definitely not to be missed! xxx

New In Beauty: Products Worth Checking Out!

Posted on September 13, 2016

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Hi Guys!

There have been so many fantastic beauty launches recently, I thought I’d put a post together to show you some of my favourites that are definitely worth checking out. There’s a mixture of high end as well as affordable products here, so hopefully there will be something for everyone. Get your wish lists at the ready!

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Ok so let’s start with the L’Occitane La Flamme Candle (£8.00 at L’Occitane) – this just ticks all the boxes for me. You may know by now that I have a slight candle obsession, and this one smells lovely, with a delicate citrus scent, it’s also very affordable and on top of that 100% of the profits go to charity.

The limited edition La Flamme Candle has been developed in an exclusive partnership with Marie Claire in order to raise funds for the education of girls and young women in developing countries. 100% of the profits will be donated to selected charities supporting girls’ schools and education projects in Cambodia, Uganda, Sierre Leone and Burkina Faso – this is a must have!

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Next, a couple of new products from one of my favourite beauty brands, Clarins. I love Clarins lips products and their Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors (18.00) and Daily Energiser Lip Balm (£18.00, both at John Lewis) are just gorgeous every-day products.

The Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors now come in three new shades – Pink Shimmer, Orange Shimmer and Red Shimmer – giving lips an instant plump, glossy shine which nourishes and prevents dehydration. And the Daily Energiser Lip Balm offers 8 hours of hydration whilst smoothing and plumping – it also subtly enhances the colour of your lips.

Another favourite brand of mine, Lancome have recently launched their Grandiose Liner (£23.00) and Extreme Mascara (£25.00) both at House of Fraser.

The Grandiôse Liner is a truly innovative product offering a bendable wand which you can angle pretty much however you like, to help you get right into the base of the lashes and create the perfect line. It also has an ultra fine tip for creating a super sharp cat-eye, and the product formula has a long-lasting, smudge-resistant matte finish. The Grandiôse Extrême Mascara also features a ‘Swan-Neck’ wand and high-precision brush which grabs lashes close to the roots to beautifully fan them out on application. Grandiose Extreme gives extreme volume and an ultra intense longwear look for up to 24 hours.

And the Pur Cosmetics HydraFluid Water Serum Foundation (£28.00 at Beauty Bay) – I actually have a fantastic powder compact from Pur which I’ve been using for a long time, so I was excited to try out their latest foundation offering. The Hydra Fluid Water Serum Foundation utilises a unique Water Complex which combines water sourced from the Swiss Alps to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin with intense hydration. The formula is thin and watery, feeling lightweight on the skin and giving light to medium coverage. Those with dry or dehydrated skin who are looking for a lightweight base should definitely check this out.

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Colour correcting products are everywhere at the moment, and this Sleek Colour Corrector Palette (£7.99 at Boots) is a fantastic budget option. It contains six easy-to-blend colour correctors to minimise skin imperfections and counteract discolouration, leaving you with an even base for flawless foundation application.

And if you’re looking for some new lip balms on the cheap, this I Heart Makeup I Heart My Lips Set (£10.00 at Tam Beauty) could be right up your street. The set includes five pill shaped balms in an assortment of flavours for only £10.00 – so there’s one for your bag, your desk, your car… you get the idea!

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On the subject of lip balms, the ESPA Nourishing Lip Treatment (£19.00 at John Lewis) is definitely worth picking up if you’re looking for something a little more intensive. This nourishing Lip Treatment is packed with active ingredients to instantly smooth and soften the lips, whilst adding a hint of gloss. My dry lips have been loving this lately!

While we’re talking about lips, if you’re looking to treat yourself, personally I think you can’t beat a lipstick. And if you’re feeling pretty flush, a Chantecaille Lipstick (£30.00 at Space NK) is definitely worth the money – this lipstick is smooth and comfortable, and the formula is enriched with vitamins A and C and emollient amino acids for a super luxurious feel on the lips.

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On to hair now – L’Oreal Professional have a couple of new styling products, in the form of French Froisse Texture Definition Cream, and Messy Cliche Texture Definition Spray (£11.95 each at HQ Hair). So basically the cream is for thick hair, and the spray is for fine hair, and they both pretty much do the same thing, giving you tousled, textured lengths with natural shine.

And not forgetting The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 wash scrub mask (£8.00 at The Body Shop) – this is a multi-use 3-in-1 product which can be used as a wash to remove excess oil, a scrub to exfoliate and unclog pores, or a mask to combat blemishes and tighten pores. I love multi-tasking products and I know this will definitely get a lot of use in my household.

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Soap and Glory are alway coming up with gorgeous new products, and their latest The Righteous Butter Diamond Edition (£8.00 at Soap & Glory) is a must have for S&G fans! This is basically a re-vamped edition of their famous Righteous Butter, with added pearlescent shimmer, mica powders and real diamond dust!

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Next we have the Erborian Liquid BB Creme Au Ginseng ($48.00 at Sephora) – I love a cushion foundation and Erborian’s Liquid BB Cream is a fantastic compact. It contains Ginseng, known in Korea for its smoothing properties and gives lightweight, sheer coverage to help even out skin tone, leaving the complexion feeling fresh and moisturised.

I also love the new W7 Shade & Swap (£4.95 at W7) – this handy little pot instantly cleans your makeup brushes so you can swap between colours quickly and easily. Just sweep your brush over the sponge a couple of times and Bob’s your uncle!

Kiehls is another favourite skincare brand of mine, and their MTV Staying Alive Ultra Facial Cream (£43.50 at John Lewis) is definitely worth picking up if you’re in need of a new moisturiser. This Limited edition Ultra Facial Cream continuously replenishes moisture throughout the day, leaving skin feeling smooth, soft and hydrated. And for each pot sold, Kiehl’s will give £10.00 to the MTV Staying Alive Foundation to support 3 projects around the world to empower young women.

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Well there we have it, I hope you found this post useful – please do let me know if you have any of these products, I’d love to hear your thoughts! xxx

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Happy 10th Birthday Soap & Glory!

Posted on July 14, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I can’t believe Soap and Glory are ten years old already! Over the years they really have gone from strength to strength, and they now offer a simply massive range of products which are loved across the nation.

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Soap & Glory have released their amazing limited edition Sweet Ten-Tation tin of goodies – it’s packed full of both full size and smaller versions of their best selling bath and beauty products…

There’s a face-saving wash, the bestselling THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER, a super-smoothing shower cream, THICK & FAST mascara to flatter your flutter and soap much more, all glam-packed into a collectable tin!

Ok so this set really would make the perfect gift, the pink tin – which happens to look like a birthday cake – contains some fab products, a couple of my favourites being the Clean on Me shower gel and The Righteous Butter body moisturiser. It’s a must have for Soap & Glory fans!

The set includes:

  • The Righteous Butter – body butter (200ml)
  • The Scrub of Your Life – body buffer (50ml)
  • Hand Food – hand cream (50ml)
  • Heel Genius – foot cream (50ml)
  • Original Pink – body spray (100ml)
  • Thick and Fast HD Mascara 
  • Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss in Candy Queen
  • Clean On Me – creamy shower gel (250ml)
  • Face Soap and Clarity – facial wash (50ml)

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The Sweet Tentation Gift Set is £20.00 and available now at Boots.

I’d love to hear which Soap & Glory products you love? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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10 Products You Need in your Bathroom! Soap & Glory / Estee Lauder / Melvita & More!

Posted on June 27, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Summer is now upon us… well kind of. And I’ve decided it’s about time I have a clear out in my bathroom – out with the old and in with the fresh and new! I’m terrible for keeping hold of old products with just a bit left at the bottom, promising myself I will use them up properly before I bin them. It never happens though and I just end up with a bathroom full of mostly empty bottles. Tell me I’m not the only person that does this!

Anyway, I’ve been having a clear out and I thought I’d talk you through some of my latest bathroom additions…

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I was so excited when these fabulous new Shower Jellies from Soap & Glory arrived unexpectedly (£5.50 each at Boots) – I’d never even heard of let alone tried a shower jelly before, so I couldn’t wait to see what these were like. The jellies have a juicy gel like texture that quickly melts on wet skin, giving a lovely sudsy lather. They come in two mouth-wateringly juicy scented options too – Sweet Lime, and Pink Rose & Bergamot, both which also feature Soap & Glory’s Coolcapsuel-Smooth™ cooling technology.

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Next, a few body care products –

The Melvita L’Or Rose Refining Scrub (£15.00 from Melvita) combines Pink Berries and Rose Muscat Oil to exfoliate the skin, and it has a gel texture that transforms into a lovely rich cream on contact, leaving a delicate scent on the skin after use. I’ve just started using this and it has a surprisingly fresh and zingy scent, and I love that it leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth.

And the L’Or Rose Firming Oil (£28.00 also from Melvita) has the same zingy scent as the Refining Scrub. This oil combines Berries with Sea Buckthorn and promises to help visibly reduce the orange peel effect.

Though I’m sceptical that this will actually firm and make any physical difference to my skin, I’ve used it a couple of times already and it does make my skin feel lovely. It’s also worth mentioning that this product has been awarded ‘Best Slimming Product’ by Madame Figaro Magazine’s Beauté Stars Competition – time will tell if it works for me though.

Another body wash I’ve just started using is the Burts Bees Extra Energising Body Wash (£9.99 from Naturisimo) – I’m a big fan of energising scents when it comes to shower products, and this body wash contains Essential Citrus Oils and Ginger Root Extract to energise your skin as well as your senses, perfect for a morning wake me up shower.

And the Limited Edition Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Exfoliating Body Cleanser (£30.00 at Boots) is a must have for a spot of luxury in the bathroom. I was a complete Bronze Goddess virgin until trying this product, and now I know why everybody raves about both the fragrance and the range! This product not only smells divine, but it does a fantastic job of exfoliating and smoothing, leaving my skin looking fresh and healthy. I really don’t think this massive tube will last me very long!

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And lastly, tanning. When it comes to fake tan, I’m more of a special occasion tanner – I just don’t have the time for regular tanning and waiting for it to dry – so I look for products that are quick, easy to use and effective.

I have the He-Shi Day to Day Gradual Tan (£11.99 from Ideal World) – this product is perfect for gradually building a light tan for those with fair to medium skin tones – so it sounds perfect for me. The formula contains Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Pro Vitamin B5 for rehydrating skin whilst including a subtle element of self-tan. The triple action lotion promises to absorb easily and help even out your natural skin tone, and it can also be used to maintain an existing tan by using between self-tan applications.

And the Vita Liberata Body Blur (£29.95 at Boots) which technically falls under the category of makeup rather than skincare, but this is all-over body makeup, which I would definitely keep in my bathroom so I’m including it here!

Vita Liberata’s Body Blur Instant Skin Finish is an instant HD body makeup that perfects skin by masking blemishes and reflecting light. I’ve only used this once so far but I love that it gives a natural looking tint and washes off when you shower.

And the Vita Liberata Illuminating Skin Finish Gold (£29.95 at Birchbox) – following on from the Body Blur, the Skin Finish is basically like a body highlighter, giving skin a lovely subtle highlighted sheen, perfect for using after the Body Blur for a night on the town.

And lastly the Zhuzhu Tan Accellerator (£15.99 at Ideal World) rather than a fake tan as such, this product is formulated and designed to stimulate the melanin in your skin whenever you are exposed to the sun, to speed up the natural tanning process.  It is a lightweight spray on formula that’s easy to rub in, leaving your skin moisturised without any stickiness. So I’ll just need to wait for some sunshine to see if this actually works!

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Not that I need any more products in my bathroom now, but I’d love to hear if you have any recommendations for bath and body products that I should try? 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Going Nude With Soap And Glory!

Posted on June 16, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I’m a massive Soap & Glory fan, and I’m always excited when they bring new products out – well they’ve just introduced 24 brand new Sexy Mother Pucker Lipsticks to their range! The lipsticks have been separated into three categories: Reds, Pinks and Nudes,  with eight lipsticks in each group. The lipsticks also come in three different finishes, including Powder-Coat Matte, Silk-Coat Satin and Glass-Coat High Shine, so there really is something for everyone…

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The creamy formula boasts hydra-boosting Moisture Wrap Technology to keep lips conditioned, in three finishes –

Matte – These were not as flat a matte as I was expecting, if you know what I mean! This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though as they wern’t too drying on the lips either. The matte shades are highly pigmented and have a very slight sheen finish.

Satin – One of my favourite finishes, the satins have the best of both worlds giving great colour payoff with the comfort of a shine, leaving a smooth satiny finish on the lips.

Shine – The one shine shade I have isn’t quite as glossy as I was expecting, it’s more of a shinier satin, offering pretty, sheer colour payoff.

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Shades from left to right –

  • Nude edition (satin) – light peach toned nude.
  • 5th Avenue (matte) – light nude pink.
  • Naked Talent (satin) – mid coral toned nude.
  • Barely Pinking (shine) – mid nude pink.
  • Cinnamon Beige (matte) – mid mauve brown nude.

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After trying all of these lipsticks, I’ve been really struggling to decide on a favourite. I think if you pushed me I’d have to say Barely Pinking though, as the shade suits my skin tone, and the formula feels wonderfully smooth and silky to wear.

Soap & Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker Nude Lipsticks are £9.00 each, but are currently on offer online only for £7.00 at Boots.

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