Sunday, 24 June 2012

What's Chic this Week...

Hi all!

It's that time again to tell you all what I've been loving this week, and despite having a weird week where I've been using pretty much the same things, there has been a stand-out product. And that product is...

Soap and Glory Hand Food!!!

I've found that my hands have been felling extra dry and tight this week, a feeling I hate. I have quite a few hand creams which I alternate between but I just found myself reaching for this particular hand cream and I've been using it all week.

Its described as a non-greasy hydrating hand cream with Shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow and its scented with Soap and Glorys Original Pink fragrance. And it claims that it may be the most astonishing hand cream ever!!!

Well, the cream itself is lovely, its a great texture, not too thick but also not too thin and it sinks into the skin really well and quite quickly. I wouldn't say its the most astonishing cream ever but it is a great everyday hand cream. I have the pump bottle so its quick to put on just before I leave my room, and I find that I don't need a lot of it so I'm sure it will last a while. For everyone that has used any Soap and Glory products you will know they smell amazing!! Now usually I don't go for fragranced skincare products but with this I don't mind, in fact I love the smell.

Also I find with this cream it leaves my hands feeling lovely and hydrated for a fair amount of time, you don't need to re-apply that often, though I still do as I just enjoy using it. lol. However if you have sever dry skin then this may not be enough for you. However I would definitely recommend this to most people whether they have dry skin or not as its an all round great hand cream.

You can buy this hand cream from Boots, and currently they have a 3 for 2 mix and match promotion on which is great (here).

So that has been my chic product of the week. Do let me know if any of you have used it and your thoughts on it.

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Friday, 22 June 2012

YSL or SLP??

Hi all!

I hope all you lovely people are doing well and enjoying the summer (except in England where there is no Sun!!)

Today I came across some very intriguing news about YSL which I thought you would find interesting. Yves Saint Laurent is changing its name!!

Basically the newly appointed YSL creative director, Hedi Slimane (former creative director of Dior Homme), has been given full creative control over the brand. He has said he wants to modernise the brand and his idea of doing this is by changing the name. :-/

Hedi wants the brand to be known as Saint Laurent Paris rather than Yves Saint Laurent! But fear not as the iconic YSL logo will stay the same....for now.

I really don't know what to make of this, frankly I think its a terrible idea and it will take a very long time for the new name to take, if it will at all. I can't see how the original name would seem old-fashioned it's such a big name in fashion. YSL is known world-wide by pretty much every person, its so big and it seems so strange to call it something else...But I guess they gave this major thought before making the decision. The world of fashion is a weird place don't you think?

At this time a saying comes to mind...if it ain't broke don't fix it! So I'm sorry to say Hedi I think your making a big mistake...but what do I really know! lol

What do you make of the change? Do you like the new name?

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Monday, 18 June 2012

What's Chic this Week...

Hi all!

So another week comes to an end and another chic product makes it on to my blog! :-)

So whats been chic this week (well technically last week wasn't able to post yesterday!)...

Small Satchels!!!

Now I do love my big bags, the dozen or so in my wardrobe are proof, but sometimes I just want a small bag which is light and easier to carry. I have quite a few of these which I've been alternating all week...and dare I say I may be making a change from big to small!!! lol

So what do you think of small bags?

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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Garnier Caffine Eye Roll-On

Hi all!

So sorry for the lack of posts, but my Internet has FINALLY been fixed so its business as usual now. :-)

Today I'll be reviewing the Granier Caffeine Eye Roll-On....

Eye Concerns

So to start with its probably best to talk about my eye concerns. Well where should I start!!! I have very dark circles all around my eyes, kind of like a badger lol they are hereditary so I can't help having them but they are quite pigmented and are very visible with and without concealer.

The area around my eyes is also very delicate and sensitive which means that I have to be very careful what eye creams I use. And finally I have very dry skin around my eyes so I need a heavy duty eye cream most of the time.

The Claim 

Garnier Eye Roll-On has a massage applicator and a formula which works to smooth skin and reduce the appearance of bags and dark circles around the eyes. It is designed to encourage drainage around the eye contours. Tests have shown that daily use of the eye roll-on can reduce the appearance of dark circles and bags beneath the eyes.


The packaging is lovely, it comes in a green colour which I quite like. The actual design of the product is great, its a roll on which is very quick and easy to use, especially in the morning when your half asleep! All you do is roll it over the contours of the eyes a few times and pat in the excess product with your ring finger, so its lovely and hygienic.

The Product

The actual product is kind of like a gel consistency, its clear and quite runny so it sinks into the skin very quickly. I've been using it for a good few months so I feel I can give you all a good idea about how it is.


In terms of how effective it is at reducing puffiness I would say, its not bad. If you have slightly puffy eyes this does help and its quite cooling around the eyes and I think its this effect that helps with puffiness. However if you have major puffy eyes I can't see this working too well in making those bags disappear!

Dark Circles

I don't think this product helped in making my dark circles less visible, in fact it did nothing for them which was quite disappointing. But having said that I know my dark circles are in my genes so maybe thats why they weren't reduced. I would think this may work for those who get dark circles due to a late night or if your ill.

Final Verdict

I like it but don't love it. If your someone who doesn't really have any major eye concerns this is a great everyday eye gel. It would be a great for young people who are looking to invest in their first eye cream/gel. It would probably also work for those who have minor bags under their eyes.

I find its best for waking you up in the morning, its lovely and refreshing and cooling so fantastic for those early starts. A tip I would give is keeping it in the fridge and then using feels amazing around the eyes!

So that's it, its a nice eye gel if you have no major concerns and you like a refreshing feeling around your eyes. For everyone else I would try something else.

Hope that's been useful. Do let me know if you have used the eye roll-on and what you thought of it.

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Saturday, 2 June 2012

What's Chic this Week...

Hi all!

So sorry for the lack of posts recently, my Internet is messed up and won't be properly fixed till mid-June!!!

But I was just thinking what can I blog about today...and it came to me 'What's Chic this Week'! You know me and rhyming! HeHe. So what does it mean? Well every week I will be blogging about 1 thing that I have loved that week, it can be anything: make-up, skincare, a look, clothes, accessories etc.

So, whats chic this week....

Sleek straight hair! :-)

I pretty much always have my hair wavy when I leave it down, which is getting rare these days as I'm in major need of a trim and my hair is just annoying me. I find wavy hair easy and I actually love the look, its a bit messy, you don't have to fuss with it and that suits me down to a T.

 But I thought I really feel like having a sleek polished look so I pulled out the old GHD's (love them)! And TaDa! ;-) I really wish I could be bothered to try different styles with my hair but there aren't a lot of ideas as my hair is quite long, but if you have any suggestions please let me know!

Hope you like this post and do let me know whats chic for you this week.

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