Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Best Lip Balm EVER!!!!

Hi all!

That title up there….a bold claim…I know, but dare I say I think…no no I am 100% sure….that I have found the best lip balm ever!!!!

I have been on a mission, for many years now, to find a lip balm/treatment that would be able to tackle the Sahara desert of dryness that is my lips. No matter the weather no matter the time of year my lips are forever dry. I don’t know why. It makes me cry. (Hehe a little rhyme for you all).

I have honestly spent a small fortune on lip balms and treatments, I’ve pretty much tried them all…from Vaseline, to Carmex to Kiehls…all prices and shapes and sizes. None, unfortunately have been able to make my lips the way I want. That’s not to say they were all horrible, quite the contrary some were very good….but not great.

Now I have heard a few YouTubers talk about the Nuxe Reve de Miel, but aside from that I hadn’t heard much about this product, and I knew of the brand but it wasn’t on my skincare radar. However prior to my recent trip to Paris I researched on YouTube and blogs to see what people said were good products to buy and this little beauty popped up a few times. And each time the claims were high…I heard best lip balm batted around a few times, and that was more than enough for me to want to get this.

Here’s a breakdown of what I think…

* It smells amazing! Just like lemon cake…the Mr Kipling ones in particular…yummy!
* I love the texture it’s think and waxy and feels great on the lips
* You only need a small amount as it is so thick
* It sinks into the lips beautifully
* Its matt!! So no excessive shine or a slippy feeling on the lips, this is great especially if your wearing a satin or matt lipstick…or any lip product really
* It stays on your lips for ages (when I wear it overnight its still on my lips in the morning!)
* It leaves your lips feeling extremely moisturised and soft and I swear it makes them look fuller and plump
* I love the packaging; it comes in a small glass jar and has an expensive look to it. Perhaps not the best to carry but I don’t care! lol

I could go on and on about how much I love this, but I’ll stop there, I think you get the message!

Now I have checked and you can get this online quite easily, you can get it with free delivery from The price is £9.50 which some may say is a lot for a lip balm but I’ve had more expensive ones which weren’t half as good. I think it’s 100% worth the’s so amazing! Though it was cheaper in France…so if your ever near a French pharmacy grab this little beaut!!

So that’s all folks, do let me know your thoughts on this review. Also I’d love to hear what lip balms you would recommend, not that I really need one now....but the addict in me cannot resist!!

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Friday, 26 July 2013

Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask!

Hi all!

It's review time again and it's a good-un!!

I’ve wanted to try this mask for absolutely ages! However it’s not cheap at £30 I was a tad reluctant to part with my cash especially as I have the world’s most annoying skin. My skin will react to any random product without warning….which makes life that bit more stressful!

But anyway, in a nutshell I’m so glad I bit the bullet with this mask… is amazing!!!!!! I love you Ren!! <3 <3 <3


I quite like the packing, it comes with a pump which is fab, and it has a little stopper to cover the nozzle…I guess to stop the product getting contaminated? Nice touch. The packaging is quite simple, nothing fancy and it comes with a lovely 100% cotton cloth.

The Product

The product smells sooooo good, it has a orangey/citrusy type smell which I love. The product itself is thick and sticky, kinda like honey but a bit grainier. It smoothes over the skin amazingly, there’s no chance of dripping, once you place this bad boy on your skin…it will not budge!

How I use it

  1. First things first, I cleanse my skin as usual making sure it’s nice and prepped for the mask.
  2. I apply about half a pump on my face and jaw line (now I know the directions state to apply a generous amount, which I did the first 2 times, then I realised I don’t want to run out of this too quick so Id rather be stingy then generous!).
  3. I leave the mask on between 10-15 minutes, directions state to leave on for 10 minutes.
  4. I then take the cotton cloth wet it under hot water, wring out the excess, and gently take the mask off.
  5. Finally I splash my face with warm water then pat dry.

I have to say I love that this mask doesn’t dry hard like some others. It stays moist and sticky on the skin which is far more comfortable, plus it only has a slight orange tinge in colour so you won’t be scaring the kids wearing this!

The Claim

'A potent bio active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone'


As soon as you apply the product it seems to smooth out the skin and give it a moisture boost.

However it’s a whole other level of amazingness when you take it off, honestly my skin feels soo smooth and soft like I have new skin, smooth as a baby’s butt comes to mind! Lol

It also makes my skin look more radiant and less dehydrated and tight (side note – my skin is quite dehydrated at the mo). Even the day after using the mask I can see that my skin feels and looks better...healthier even. It definitely seems to live up to its claims...I love this stuff!!

Final Thoughts

I adore this mask, probably the best I’ve ever used and I would highly recommend it to everyone. No matter what your skin time I think this is great for all. Those peeps out there with uber sensitive skin don’t be sad I’m in the same boat as you and this product works like a joy for me (touch wood).

I know it’s expensive, I really wish it was cheaper, under £20 even. But its worth all those little pennies so I’d say start saving and the next time you want to treat your skin go for this.

I would look out for the 10% off offers that have on this, that’s when I got mine!

I hope you guys liked my review and found it useful, let me know your thoughts. Have you tried this mask? If yes what do you make of it, if no will you be trying it?

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

15% off look code!! UPDATE!!

Hi all!

I was sent a unique voucher code by and it gives 15% off (I quickly checked on a Ren product). They currently have a 10% off code 'SUMMER10' (both discounts are subject to their terms &  conditions) but 15% is better!! Especially if your placing a large order. 

I don't need anything so I won't be using it, so if anyone wants here it is (bear in mind I'm not sure how many people will be able to use the code)....


Remember delivers internationally too! Hope it works for you all.
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Friday, 19 July 2013

Tweet Tweet.....

Hi all!

Now I know this would have more sense being put in with my post yesterday, but the heat in the UK had obviously fried my braincells.

Anyhoo I'm now also on twitter...yay!

My twitter username is....


Make sure to fly on over and say hi!

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Thursday, 18 July 2013


Hi all!!

I'm getting my act together and I've finally joined Instagram!! Yay!!!!

I would love it if you followed me, I am...


Can't wait to share my pics with you all! X

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Poem of the Day...

Hi all!

I can't even remember the last time I did a poem of the day, so here's one for all poetry lovers out there!

'I celebrate myself and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good as belongs to you...'
Walt Whitman (from Song of Myself)

Cute! Hope you liked that. Let me know if your a poetry fan like me?!

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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Summer favs...

Hi all,

Summer is officially here and the weather is beautiful! 

So I thought I'd share some summer favs with you, I love these types of posts and hope you do too.

1. Armani Acqua di Gioia edp

This is summer in a bottle, it's an amazing fresh/fruity fragrance that's strong enough so it lasts all day but not so strong that it overpowers you. It really feels refreshing and I would highly recommend trying this out.

2. Dior Sunglasses 

These are a must for me as i have very sensitive eyes. I made this sneaky purchase not too long ago, oversized Dior sunglasses...who can resist!! 

These are the Dior Glossy 1 in black, in case your interested!! Lol. I love them!!!! 

3. Maxi Dresses/Skirts 

In summer I love flowy dresses so you don't get too hot. Also I tend to go for bright, colourful dresses with great summery prints. A light weight material is essential to keep you cool and it looks great too! 

4. SPF

Now people I cannot stress enough the importance of sun protection!! It is vital not only to protect from the harmful rays of the sun but also to prevent premature ageing. We all love the sun but that doesn't mean that the sun loves us!! We cannot go out unprotected! 

I love the La Roche Posay Anthelios XL sun screen, I use maximum protection factor 50. And for those out there with sun sensitive skin  I would say give this a try, it's not too greasy and also doesn't break you out! Score!!! 

But for those that don't want to spend a lot on sunscreen there are so many great and cheaper alternarives, like the Garnier range, but always keep in mind that you need both UVA and UVB protection! Most sunscreens have both nowadays but always check! 

5. Summery nails 

During the summer months I tend to go for bright, pastel or shimmery colours. I don't know why but having these types of colours on makes me feel more summery (if that's an actual thing). 

If your in the market for any new polishes I would suggest checking out the Barry M gelly nail paints. They are worth all the hype and then some!!

Okey dokey, I think ill leave it there for today, I could go on...believe me! However sometimes a somewhat short and sweet post is better than a long winded one! Lol

Let me know what your summer favs are, I'd love to hear from you! 

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Paris Couture

Hi all!! Now I know it has been a very long time since I last posted!! I'm sorry work just got crazy and working non stop kinda takes its toll on a person.

However I am back today with a fashion post....Paris Fashion Week 'Haute Couture' to be exact. I adore looking at what these talented designers come up....the wacky the ostentatious and sometimes the down right weird! Well it is couture darling and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Anyhoo, I have to say the designer who caught my eye....and always does...was non other than Elie Saab, I am obsessed with his designs, that man is a creative genius. If you don't know what I'm banging on about check out these exquisite pictures...

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall 2013

Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall 2013

Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall 2013

I love the attention to detail, the fabrics and the way they hang and move, the intricate hand details...i could literally go on forever!

I would love to know what you guys think. Are you an Elie Saab fan? Who has been your fav designer at couture week?

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