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30 November 2014

Hold on to your fake lashes... Christmas is about to get a whole lot more exciting!!!

Last year I missed out on the Benefit Advent Calendar, so this year I made it my mission to get my little mittens on one to call very my own. 

I must confess, I'm somewhat of a Beneholic and the calendar has a great selection inside...

“that gal” | 7.5ml
POREfessional | 7.5ml
benetint | 2.5ml
high beam | 2.5ml
chachatint | 2.5ml
posietint | 2.5ml
stay flawless mini
they’re real! mini
ultra plush in dandelion mini
ultra plush lip gloss in A-lister mini
ultra plush lip gloss in fauxmance mini
BADgal lash mini
stay don’t stray in light/medium mini
fakeup in 02 medium mini
it’s potent! eye cream mini
total moisture facial cream mini
ooh la lift mini
watt’s up! mini


sticky notes
doodle pad
heart-shaped paperclips
pinky, polka-dot hair tie

elastic hair band with bow charm
metallic silvery hair tie

I also stumbled across a Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar that was half price as it was from last year, so sure enough I bagged a couple for my little sisters... and of course, a couple of my favourite miniatures for me ;)

Two mini's shown are Snow Globe & Amazing Gracie

What are some of your favourite advent calendars?

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23 November 2014

Pomegranate Raspberry, Summer Fruit & Tangerine.

Blueberry Açaí 

Ok, so you've probably seen the Evolution of Smooth spheres around for a while, but I thought it was about time I showed them some love here on my blog.

I'm yet to try the vanilla mint and coconut milk (darn it, they have been out of stock for ages) but I really do love the other flavours that I have tried out so far.

The Tangerine sphere contains anti-bacterial protection, which is great if you happen to be a germophobe like me. It also apparently helps relieve cold sores and chapped lips.

The Lemon drop lip balm contains SPF 15 UVA/UVB protection, alongside vitamin E, with lots of scrummy natural oils to keep lips soft (Jojoba, Coconut, Olive & Lemon oil).

All of the others contain Shea butter as well as a trio of Olive, Coconut and Jojoba oils to keep lips kissably soft, which is great as mistletoe season is right around the corner.

These spheres can be pricey here in the UK, I usually pick mine up on their on line store however, I have seen some great deals on Amazon lately, so keep your eyes peeled.

My favourites scents so far have to be the Strawberry sorbet, Lemon drop & the sweet mint
(I also like the way the peppermint oil tingles after application).

Have you tried the EOS range?
What have been your favourites from the range so far?

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15 November 2014

Clockwise -> FUN, So White, Snow Fairy & Melting Snowman

Bubble Bars -> Holly Golightly, Amandopondo, Sparkly Pumpkin, Christmas Penguin, Magic Wand

Bath Bombs -> Shoot For The Stars, Dashing Santa, So White, Butterbear, Luxury Lush Pud

Bubble Bars -> The Sparkly Pumpkin, Wizard, Christmas Penguin, Holly Golightly

Bubble Bars -> Wizard, Sparkly Pumpkin, Amandopondo, Christmas Penguin, Holly Golightly & Magic Wand

The Comforter (Bubble Bar Slice) & Big Blue (Bath Ballistic)

For the longest time, I have been a huge fan of the Lush products and this time when I was paying for my products, the till crashed... Well that's a first, even for me :D

Every Winter, the Melting Snowman & Christmas Penguin make it into my bathroom, The Snowman with his spicy scent and scrumptious softening cocoa butter, you just drop him in the water and let him do his magic. The Penguin gives a nice bubbly bath when you crumble him under running water and is a great citrusy pick me up after a bleak day.

I also picked up the gold FUN bar, So White shower gel and Snow Fairy for easy travel multi purpose products. The FUN bar is in the scent Honey I Washed The Kids (another all time fave) and can be used in the bath or shower and doubles up as a shampoo, body wash as well as being used to make model shapes... Phew!

Another one of my firm favourite Lush products has to be the Amandopondo. I adore all rose scented things and this is a very nice rosy, lemony scent which is topped off with a dried rose bud. I usually add dried rose petals/ buds with this bubble bar and finish off with a rose scented moisturiser for an extra indulgent treat.

If I want to have an uplifting Summery scent during the Winter months I turn to my Big Blue bath bomb, whereas, the rich cassis scent of the Comforter tends to always be in my bathroom in easy reach.

I'm so excited to try out Butterbear and Dashing Santa as I have heard so many great reviews. Butterbear smells of Vanilla hot chocolate, he has specs of cocoa butter that will help keep my skin soft during the Winter months. The Dashing Santa smells of satsumas and contains orange flower and lemon, I believe it is the same scent as their previous 'Satsumo Santa'. 

Also, some other first timers are...

What are your favourite Lush products?

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6 November 2014

That's it... I've finally given in and jumped on the beauty bandwagon yet again...

This time it's all to do with the brand 'Collection' (formerly known as Collection 2000 in the 80's) and I have become increasingly curious over their new & improved brand.

Collection GALACTICA Nail Polish in 3 Blue Moon
Collection Lasting Perfection 16 Hour Concealer
Left: 2 Cool Medium, Right: 3 Warm Medium
Collection Lasting Perfection 16 Hour Powder in 02 Medium
Collection Pressed Powder in 01 Candlelight
I have to say, I am happy with all of these products. They are great value for money and the concealer deserves all of those YT rave reviews. I totally adore the blue polish (even possibly more than my previous navy favourite polish Orly's Lincoln Park after dark).

What has been your favourite beauty product from the Collection brand?
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