Saturday, 30 May 2015

Neal's Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Refining Cleanser

Neal's Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Refining Cleanser - £20.00

For me it is so important to have a quality cleanser in my daily skin care routine, preferably made with as many natural ingredients as possible. My skin has become rather sensitive over the past year and I try to avoid harsh chemicals and preservatives when I can. Neal's Yard Remedies are known for their use of essential oils and plant extracts in all their products, whether it be skincare, bath treatments or body care. 

Recently I have been testing out the Rejuvenating Frankincense Refining Cleanser as part of my night time routine. First, I wash my face with my regular facial wash then use this to remove any excess make up and dirt. The concept of this is typical to most hot cloth cleansers, in which you apply the product onto dry skin then wipe away with a warm, damp muslin cloth. Skin is left feeling wonderfully soft and moisturised every time. This is perfect for an at home pamper session, the aroma of Frankincense and the nourishment of cocoa butter is truly relaxing.  

If you're interested in purchasing from the Neal's Yard Remedies range or to enquire with a representative, visit:

Tamara x

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

New Hair/Haircare routine

Products and styling tools used:

Garnier Ultra Blends Shampoo & Conditioner
Pro-Voke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo
Dove Colour Radiance leave-in Conditioning Spray
Lee Stafford ARGANOIL from Morocco Nourishing Miracle Oil 
Dove Style + Care Heat Protect Spray
Babyliss Glamour Waves Curling Tong 

Tamara x

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Dior Vernis Nail Polish

Dior Vernis Nail Polish - £19 each

Recently I was given these Dior nail polishes in three shades of pink. Admittedly I don't own many high end brands in my polish collection and these are beautiful new additions. My favourite of the trio is 'Majesty' which is a peachy, coral colour just perfect for the Spring to Summer transition. I love to wear this particular shade when I have caught some sun so I am sure to get great use out of this. 'Wonderland' is a true Barbie pink, which isn't my usual preference of nail colour but needless to say will look great worn over the next few months.'Muguet' is an off-white shade with a rosy tint, great used to create a French manicure. These polishes apply effortlessly and give a lovely even finish with 2-3 coats. I can't say these have the most durable formula as I did start to notice chipping by the third day which is slightly disappointing considering the price they sell at. 

Tamara x

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

LUSH Happy Bathday

Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar
Red Fun
Fizzbanger Bath Bomb
Brightside Bubble Bar
Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb
Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb (not pictured)

Last week I celebrated my 25th birthday and as with every year, Lush goodies were on the top of my wishlist! I was kindly gifted this tin of bath time beauty by my Mum, filled with colourful bath bombs and bubble bars - some I have not ever used before! This gift shouts out happiness with it's bright selection of Lush favourites and it's vibrant, zesty scent. With 6 products to choose from I have been spoilt for choice and I am certainly excited to try each of them. I have already used the 'Dragon's Egg' bath bomb which turned my bath into a whirl of colour with a crack of popping candy!

Tamara x

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy - £15.50

The Kylie Jenner lip craze is still on the horizon, with many of us trying to imitate those over lined lips and creating that signature lip colour. It's been revealed that the culprits for her plump pout are MAC pencil lip liners in 'Soar' and 'Whirl' as well as MAC's 'Velvet Teddy' matte lipstick which at last I have got my hands on! Velvet Teddy has been selling out in stores and online since word got and for month's I have been trying to find the perfect dupe but they have either been too peachy or too pink. After sitting on the fence I caved in and knew that I had to try this lipstick for myself once and for all.

Saturday, 16 May 2015


Hello beauties!

Sorry I have been a little M.I.A on my blog, this week I have been celebrating my birthday!
Keep posted for new reviews..

Tamara x

Friday, 15 May 2015

25 MORE facts about me!

1. I am 25 years old today!

2. Taurus is my star sign and I am as stubborn as a Bull.

3. Last Summer I began Brazilian Samba dance classes and I am now at an intermediate level.

4. I used to absolutely hate olives, mushrooms and avocados but now I LOVE them.

5. All my life I have wanted two older sisters.

6. Gael Garcia Bernal circa 2005...yes please.

7. I'm hoping to get my first tattoo this year.

8. My favourite band is The Strokes and I finally get to see them this June!

9. I can't burp?

10. Since Primary school I have had a lump in my middle finger from holding my pen too hard when I write.

11. I'm obsessed with anything Coconut flavoured/scented but I don't like Coconut itself.

12. Astronomy fascinates me and I wish I knew more about the Universe.

13. One day I hope to have a little girl and I already have a name for her :)

14. The Walking Dead is my favourite T.V series.

15. I don't like my surname but other people do.

16. I prefer speaking to someone in person rather than over the phone because I like to see their true expression.

17. When it comes to ordering a drink I much prefer a cold beer to a glass of wine.

18. I annoy people with my obsessive cleanliness, if you make a mess I'm not having it.

19. I love eating out and discovering new restaurants, I'm a total foodie.

20. I've always had an interest in Ancient history, especially Greek mythology and the Egyptians.

21. Sudoku relaxes me.

22. I like my cup of tea with the bag left in.

23. I have a weird thing about eating cake at room temperature, I much prefer it chilled.

24. I lip sync most of an episode of Friends each time I watch one.

25. My parents chose my name after visiting the River Tamar, which by legend was named after the nymph known as Tamara.

Tamara x

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Lush Favourites

1. Big Blue Bath Bomb - £3.35 (Sea salt, Arame seaweed, lemon and lavender oil)

2. Creamy Candy Bubble Bar - £2.75 (Fair Trade cocoa butter, Fair Trade Vanilla and Almond oil)

3. Blackberry Bath Bomb - £3.25 (Bergamot oil and Frankincense oil)

4. Miranda Soap - £3.40* (Kiwi fruit, Ylang Ylang, Juniperberry oil and Bergamot oil)

5. Dream Cream Body Lotion - £11.95 (Oat milk, rose absolute, Fair Trade cocoa butter and lavender)

6. Sakura Bath Bomb - £3.25 (Sea salt, lemon oil, Jasmine, Mimosa and Orange flower)

7. Rock Star Soap  - £3.40* (Rapeseed oil, Coconut oil and Fair Trade Vanilla)

8. Blue Skies and White Fluffy Clouds Bubble Bar - £4.75 (Patchouli Oil, Frankincense and cinnamon leaf oil)

9. Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub - £13.95 (Sea salt, grapefruit, lime, mango butter, avocado butter and coconut oil)

Tamara x

Saturday, 2 May 2015

April Instagram

Happy Birthday Becca! | Reester Bunny | Breakfast masterpiece | Botanical mood | Avery Hill | London in twilight | A rare selfie | Green juice and a good book | Sunset funset

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Tamara x