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Posted on October 9, 2013

Gel Nails… Which is the best?

Beauty/ Nails

Ok those of you who are regular readers will know that I get my nails done at a Salon every three weeks; I have Gelish nails and I love them!

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Being the penny pincher that I am; I am really wanting to get myself a kit so I can do them at home! But I am confused and would really like your opinions on what to buy! I would just go for Gelish straight off but it is expensive… so I need to know what is as good as Gelish, if not better?

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What kit should I buy or avoid? Would you recommend me doing them at home or am I just better off staying with my nail technician?

Posted on May 18, 2013

Glossybox – The Birthday Edition!

Beauty/ Review/ Shopping

Back in December 2011 I reviewed Glossybox on This Mummy Loves – I was sent a box each month for 9 months and absolutely loved it! When it stopped coming I was quite sad so when I saw this post from Amanda at the Ana Mum Diary I decided I would subscribe myself, especially now I have decided to give up smoking I have a little spare cash each month and I thought it would be perfect to treat myself. So today my Glossybox arrived and I am super pleased with it!

I received May’s Glossybox which is their 2nd birthday edition and have subscribed for three months for now but I can already see myself continuing with my subscription when it expires! I love to get little treats each month and the Glossybox is perfect for doing just that!

The contents of my May 2013 Glossybox

The contents of my May 2013 Glossybox

The Contents –

  • Caudalie – Divine Oil 15ml (Full size £4.05) – This smells absolutely gorgeous and can be used on body, face, hair, nails, in the bath or used as a massage oil! I think this has to be my favourite product from the box!
  • Jelly Pong Pong – Fairy Lashes Mascara (Full size £15.00) – Was just about to purchase a new mascara so was really pleased when this arrived, haven’t tried it yet but it looks great!
  • L’occitane En Provence – Angelica Hydration Cream (15ml received – full size is 50ml and costs £30.00) – Smells lovely & is a really great consistency, not too thick and smoothes in really well, not at all greasy.
  • Beautiful Movements Cosemtics – Prime & Create Mixing Medium (2.5g received – full size is 20g and costs £20.00) – This can be used alone as a primer or mixed with foundation for an airbrush effect, with powder blushers and bronzers to create a cream tint or with eye shadow pigments to create liquid eyeliners. Personally I would use this as a primer as I love how it feels under my foundation.
  • Headline Colours – Poolside Party Nail Colours (full size £9.00) – We received twisted Silk which is a very pale pink/lilac colour – it’s not really a colour for me but my daughter Maisie loves it 😉 She already has a coat on her toes and it has gone on really well. I only ever put one coat on her nails so it comes off easily but for me I would use two as directed. I get a Gelish manicure every three weeks so nail polish isn’t something I will ever use but it seems to be a good polish.
  • Also included was a Glossy Box Birthday treat which is a pack of mini nail files these are really cute and perfect for my handbag!

Thanks Glossybox I have loved my first box as a proper subscriber and I cannot wait until June :O)


Posted on March 4, 2013

Soap & Glory – Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Beauty/ Review/ Shopping

I was recently sent some Soap & Glory goodies to review! I LOVE Soap & Glory! It is always high on my Christmas list and I always stock up on the gifts sets after Christmas in the sales if there is any left! I’ve never tried any from the Sugar Crush range before so I was really pleased when I got these products as I love citrus products and these are no let down!

Body Buttercream £10.50

Wake up and smell the citrus! Soap & Glory’s utlra-rich body buttercream is loaded with shea & cocoa butter, almond & coconut oil and a super-refreshing double-citrus whammy of uplifting lime oil and smoothing lime tree blossom extract.

Body Wash £6.50

Soap & Glory’s energising, revitalising fresh & foamy body wash (and bath bubbles) scented with freshly squeezed lime. Also featuring COOLCAPSULE™X to cool and refresh, radiance-boosting KIWI WATER JUICE and our super creamy M-SUDS™ moisture boosting base with skin conditioners. Pairs perfectly with similarly scented SUGAR CRUSH body buff and body buttercream.

Body Scrub £8.00

Super scrub with smashed brown sugar and sweet lime, almond oil & macadamia grains.

I have to say these are my FAVOURITE Soap & Glory products I have ever tried! I am totally hooked! They smell delicious (abit like Opal Fruits – Erm Starburst) If my kids got me these for Mother’s Day I would be over the moon!

If you get yourself over to the Soap & Glory Facebook page you can win yourself (or your Mum) a year’s supply of Soap & Glory stuff!

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