Sunday, 16 November 2014

Lush Christmas

Although he's lost his little nose, he's still very cute! This is a bath melt so it is packed full of essential oils and if it's anything like the other lush bath melts I've used, will leave skin so soft and smelling lovely! It is made of almond oil and cocoa butter and has a lovely Christmassy smell which is made up of cinnamon leaf oil, clove leaf oil and sweet orange oil. I'm saving this one to use nearer to Christmas! 


This is a bath bomb containing popping candy and cinnamon leaf oil to recreate the warmth of an open fire (according to the lush website...) This smells really similar to the melting snowman, Christmassy and lovely!


Bubble bars are my favourite lush bath product because you can crumble a little bit off and spread it out between at least 3 baths! This looks amazing but the glitter transfers on the everything, so if you're not a fan of glittery hands, clothes and face you may prefer another one! This contains Patchouli oil, persian lime oil, clove oil and sweet orange oil, so as you can imagine, it smells pretty damn good. 


This is one of my favourites! I love anything apple scented, although I'm not sure what apples have to do with Christmas but I love it anyway. It's pink inside and lets off a lovely rose scent as its fizzing away. FAVE.


This has a very sweet scent made up of mandarin and bergamot oil. It smells a bit like refreshers! Definitely a little treat for Christmas eve!


This is a Christmassy bear shaped version of the Butterball bath bomb. Containing cocoa butter, cocoa powder and ylang ylang oil its really nourishing leaving skin feeling so soft. 



See more of the Lush Christmas range here, and if you're interested in any more of my Lush posts and reviews, have a browse below:




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Sunday, 9 November 2014

You Beauty Box | November

I don't know about you but I absolutely love getting post. I'm really enjoying this beauty subscription box because I forget all about it and then I get a surprise delivery! (And I'm not worrying about the surprise direct debit because it's only £6!) I always make sure the first thing I do on the first of the month is log in to my You beauty Discovery account and choose my two items before the best ones run out! This month I chose a Skin & Tonic London Steam Clean and Magnifibres brush on false lashes! So as you can imagine I was very excited to open it up and play with my new toys! But not before I took blog photos...


I've never heard of Skin & Tonic so I had a google and was very impressed with their organic ingredients and sustainable ways so I was really excited to have this feature in my November box! It's thistle, eucalyptus and spearmint so as you can imagine it smells really fresh and light. It can be used as a nourishing balm or a cleanser. You're meant to rub it in to your face and neck and then place a hot cloth over your skin to cleanse using the steam. I can't wait to give it a try! 

I've been meaning to try this for ages, false lashes without the glue and fuss, so as soon as I saw this was a choice this month I snapped it up! It looks kind of odd at first glance but I've heard good things so I'm very excited to give it a try, I'll keep you posted! (Check my instagram for the results!)

                                  Merumaya Skincare Samples
I'm always a bit dubious about trying new skincare because my skin is so sensitive! One wrong move and I could be suffering for weeks with blotchy skin. What I've read about this brand puts me at ease slightly, natural ingredients like sweet almond oil sounds lovely and gentle. 

This is a fruit powder designed to be added to smoothies, sprinkled on top of cereal or mixed in with your yoghurt to give you an added boost of essential vitamins. Sounds like just what I need during a cold November!

What did you choose for your box this month?

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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Friday Cocktails | OOTN

Thank you to my camera lady and cocktail buddy Nadine for helping out with this post!

Burgundy Top - Topshop
Pleated Skirt - H&M (similar here)
Studded Clutch Bag - Primark
Bangle - Azuni London*
Necklace - H&M (similar here)
Cocktail Ring - Azuni London*
Midi Ring - H&M
Heels - ASOS
Individual Lashes - Eyelure

I realise this OOTD isn't halloween-y, if that's what you want take a browse below:

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Rectory Hotel | Upgrades, cocktails and exploring the Cotswolds

   
A few weeks ago me and Craig had a couple of days off work together so we took a little look a Mr and Mrs Smith and booked up a spontaneous getaway. We went to the Cotswolds and stayed in The Rectory Hotel which was THE most beautiful place I've ever stayed! 
We got an upgrade to the Cleeve room which was amazing. (I have added window seat to my list of what I want in a house...) 
I took lots of photographs so I could share the beauty of it all...


Booking through Mr and Mrs Smith gets you two free cocktails too!

Georgia x

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Review | Khiel's Creamy Eye Treatment

I'd always heard through the beauty blogging grapevine that Kiehl's products were worth their salt but I hadn't got round to trying anything until recently. My eyes always tend to get dry and sore coming into the winter and I wanted something to help combat that. I was initially looking for the Midnight Recovery Eye Treatment but the very friendly sales assistant pointed me towards this as it's richer and creamier and gives more intense moisturisation. 

Ingredients:
Avacado Oil helps to restore moisture and contains vitamins A,D and E.
Beta-Carotene is a natural antioxidant derived from carrots and produces Vitamin A.
Shea Butter is a natural fat which protects the skin from dehydration. 

Claims:
To gently moisturise the delicate eye area.
The formula is Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist tested and does not migrate into eyes.

Review:
This product definitely lives up to it's claims! Its such a rich creamy formula and it sinks in to the delicate skin around the eyes really quickly. It leaves my eyes lovely and soft, improves the appearance of bags in turn making them look brighter and more awake.
I initially tried using it in the morning, however I found it doesn't sit right under makeup, my eyeliner would be halfway down my face by lunchtime! So now I only use it as a night time cream and have found this to work really well.
It is quite pricy but it's very rich and creamy so only a small amount is needed for each application, meaning it lasts quite a long time.

I'd definitely recommend this if you tend to get sore, dry eyes especially around autumn and winter, and also if you're too young for wrinkle cream but want to start taking care of your skin early... prevention is better than cure!

Have you tried any of Kiehls Eye products?

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Sunday, 5 October 2014

You Beauty Discovery Box | September


You Beauty Discovery box is a beauty subscription box delivered monthly. For £6.95 a month you can choose two products from the range available that month and they are posted to you with a few extras thrown in. Featuring a variety of new brands and some heavyweights such as Eyeko, Toni and Guy, Daniel Sandler, L'occitane, L'oreal, Cowshed and Rituals, there's bound to be something for everyone.
September was my first box and it celebrated You Beauty Discovery's 1st Birthday! 
As I subscribed later in the month, the choice was limited as some of the products had sold out so I would recommend making your choice as soon as you receive the email! (I'll let you know how that goes next month!)

I received:

This claims to dry your nails in 60 seconds, prevent flaking and enhance the colour of your manicure.

To give hair all day bounce from the roots. 


Containing SPF 15, free from Parabens, Intensely hydrating and moisturising.

Delivering recipes and fresh ingredients directly to you.

First impressions:
I'm quite happy with the selection, especially the extras as the Toni and Guy product is full size! The Mavadry nail polish is my favourite product in the box, I tried it on the same day it was delivered and it completely dried my nail polish in less than 60 seconds! Which is great for me as I'm constantly smudging freshly painted nails! Although it didn't prevent against chipping and flaking more than any other top coat I've tried. 
At first I wasn't too impressed with the Wild About Beauty Lipstick. For a lipstick worth £15, I expected the packaging to be better. The design is pretty but it's very lightweight plastic and feels very cheap. Saying that, the actual lip product is very nice, creamy and nourishing and the perfect shade for a neutral lip.
I am yet to try the other products so will review separately, overall I'm happy with the products in the box and at £6.95 you can't really go wrong! It's a lot cheaper than other beauty boxes on the market and actually gives you a choice of what you'd prefer to avoid disappointment.

AND I've just this very minute received my October box through the post so I'm looking forward to showing you that too!

If you're interested in signing up to You Beauty Discovery, read more information on their website here: http://www.youbeautydiscovery.co.uk/

Interested in product reviews, I have a fair few in the library:


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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Afternoon Tea

         

Afternoon tea seems to be a bit of a trend at the moment and Instagram-aholics are snapping pics of pretty cakes and finger sandwhiches all over the place! 
When we found out our friend Hannah was going back to uni to do her masters we wanted to do something special, so we put on our own afternoon tea (with added alcohol!)
She loved it! (obvs, who wouldn't with all that cake?)
If you like the look of our little treats, find the recipes linked below :)


And if you are not in to baking then treat yourself to tea at one of these fab places...


Find many more locations as well as some great offers at

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