Saturday, 10 August 2013

Laura Mercier Body Cream

I think I speak for most of us when I say we all like to treat ourselves occasionally (some more than others, which seems to be my problem!). Well here it is, my ‘splurge’ of the month. This month it comes in the form of Laura Mercier’s Body Cream.

I’ve heard so much about this product, and when I tried a sample in Selfridges recently, I just HAD to buy it. Everything about this product screams luxury, from the packaging, to the scent and most importantly the cream itself.

I love the glass jar that the product comes in, it looks so pretty and really feels like your pampering yourself and giving your skin a treat when using it. The scent I purchased is the Ambre Vanille, and after trying them all, this scent stood out by a mile to me. It smells truly glorious, and really lasts all day on your skin. I can still smell the scent hours after application.

Now down to the best bit, the body cream itself. A little bit really goes a long way with this (which is a plus considering the £45.30 price tag… eeeks). My skin is left fully moisturised, hydrated and best of all silky smooth.

This product is amazing, and I really can’t speak highly enough of it. It does have a much higher price than other body moisturisers on the market, but in my opinion, it’s more than worthy of the price. Laura Mercier also sell body scrubs, body washes and honey bath to compliment this item and I’ll definitely be trying those in the future.

Anyone else tried this product? What are your thoughts?
Friday, 2 August 2013

Batiste XXL Plumping Powder

The ‘backcomb’ trend has been around for quite some while now, and I have to admit, I've been a fan. My hair is very fine, and can look quite limp and lifeless, so I love giving it a little boost and adding some volume!
Since too much backcombing without the proper treatment can break and damage your hair, and not to mention be a right pain to brush out, it was only a matter of time before an alternative swept on to the scene. And so the root boosting powder was released.

Amidst the other products released, I noticed Batiste have released their own version. Normally known for their popular range of dry shampoos, which I think we’ve all come to rely on, I had big hopes for this product to live up the brands fame.

The theory behind these powders is you sprinkle a little at the roots and style your hair as required. The powder forms as almost sticky (although it doesn’t feel that sticky), and allows you to add volume to your hair, which then holds in place. I find just teasing your hair at the roots with your fingers gives good lift and for extra volume you can part the hair into sections and apply the powder throughout.

I’ve tried some of the higher priced versions of these but to me, this one is just as good. It’s on offer in Boots at the moment for £2.99. Go grab one quick for next weekend’s hair boost! :) 

Who else has tried one of these products? Or would you prefer to just backcomb?

My Blog is one!

Last weekend was my blogs first birthday. I can't believe that I’ve been blogging now for a whole year! I've had a few quieter months in between, but I love blogging and hope you all enjoy reading my posts. It's been lovely to network and get in touch with other bloggers and readers. I really appreciate all the comments, and love reading everyone’s opinions on products I've reviewed.

Anyway, on to the good stuff. I have carefully chosen and purchased some of my favourite products to giveaway to one lucky winner, including a MAC lipstick in one of my fave colours. Have a browse at what's up for grabs and enter using the Rafflecopter below! :)

Products up for grabs:

MAC lipstick in Hot Gossip
Real Techniques Powder Brush
Eyelure Lashes in number 083
MUA Undress Me Too Palette
Carmex Lip Balm
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara in Black Drama
Mini Soap and Glory Hand Food
Mini Soap and Glory Scrub ‘em and Leave ‘em Body Buff
Mini Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter
Botanics Purifying Face Scrub
Avene Thermal Spring Water
Im-Press Nails
Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Varnish in Soul Session

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