Monday, 30 September 2013

Empties of the Month

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THE BODY SHOP Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub
I received this product as a freebie for registering with The Body Shop's 'Love Your Body' membership. I wasn't particularly thrilled about it at first, I'd have much rather got a free body butter or shower gel but I wasn't going to let it go to waste. As odd as you may think I am, I have actually been using this on my face as opposed to my feet. The grittiness of the product itself has worked a treat for unclogging my pores and the Peppermint is really invigorating on the skin. 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

GlossyBox: The London Edition

My preference of perfume is anything floral, sultry and fresh. This fragrance by Elizabeth Arden has certainly ticked the boxes for me, with a musky yet sweet scent it's simply elegant.'Untold' has been developed with divine fruits and flowers including Jasmine, Pear, Patchouli and currants. Captured within a beautiful glass bottle it looks so lovely on my dressing table. I like to apply this on my wrists and neck, as with most perfumes, however I have discovered that the smell fades a little sooner than I'd expect it too.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

NOTD: Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Satsuma

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint - £3.99 each

I absolutely love the formula of the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail paints but out of the entire range there are only a few shades that I actually like. I had recently noticed that additional colours had been introduced and there was one that caught my eye immediately! 'Satsuma' is an amazing, vibrant red with an orange undertone which I completely adore. It looks amazing on the nails and has chic glossy finish that lasts for days. The polish itself is simple to apply giving an even coat over each nail in fast, easy strokes. I found that although one coat looked pretty good, a second delayed chipping allowing the polish to become wearable for much longer. I have had a fair number of compliments on this nail colour, aside from the disapproval of my mother..but I do wish it had been launched over the Summer as I think it looks fabulous with a tan and might be a little too bold for A/W. 

Tamara x

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Seventeen Phwoarr Paint & CC Cream

Seventeen Phwoarr Paint - £5.49
Seventeen CC Cream - £6.99

Seventeen is my favourite drugstore brand; with a fabulous range of nail polishes, gorgeous bronzers and quite possibly some of the best mascaras I have ever used, it has certainly made it's mark in my personal make up collection over the years. All products are incredibly affordable and I have found them to perform just as well as those of high end brands. I was really excited for the new collection to launch which consists of three face base items; a primer, concealer and CC cream. I opted for the 'Phwoarr Paint' concealer and the Matte Radiance CC Cream, I'm not particularly fussed about trying the primer as I am perfectly satisfied with what I currently use. 

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer 200ml - £13.50

I can't help but use my lunch breaks as an excuse to ponder around the shops and of course Boots was an essential stop. I was pleasantly surprised to find that one of my favourite branches had undergone refurbishment and had introduced several new counters including Bumble & Bumble, Smashbox and Liz Earle. I've only ever owned two products from Liz Earle and I'm not really in the position to be able to invest in such a high end brand, however there was one item I could not leave the store without!