Tesco Beauty Blog – Come read me!

Tesco Beauty Blog – Come read me!

Hello lovelies,

 Some of you may have spotted already via Twitter or Facebook that I have been the guest blogger over at the Tesco Your Beauty blog on their Facebook page!

How exciting is that eh!

I have lots more posts in the pipeline so I will let you all know as and when they pop up but in the mean time, you can read my feature HERE for yourself. It’s via the Facebook page, so you will need to ‘like’ Tesco Beauty. It sits under the Blog tab on the title bar.

Yes, dreadful picture… I know!!!
If you want to read the original 2 blog posts that inspired my feature, you can read them HERE and HERE
What do you think? Will you be giving the DIY treatment a try? Do you have any other recipes? Is there anything else you’d like me to feature?

A moody yet super glitzy NOTD

A moody yet super glitzy NOTD
This past weekend, husband and I went away so I thought I’d treat myself to a nice festive-y manicure and pedicure. I wanted something super glittery but still quite grown up.. If that is even possible!

What I decided to go for was a dark grey and silver combo that I can’t stop looking at. I think it’s beautiful and reminds me a lot of China Glazes Tinsel Town

What I used…

1 coat of Trind Nail Repair
1 reasonably thick coat of Avon Matte Grey polish, not looking for perfect coverage, just to lay the base colour down.
4 coats of Barry M Limited Edition Silver Effects glitter
1 coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust
1 coat China Glaze No Chip top coat

8 coats in total might sound excessive but I have had this polish on for 5 days and it’s still not showing any signs of wear or chipping so I can’t complain!

I normally have much much longer nails but after a disasterous run in with a high street nail chain and some acrylic extenions I was actually missing huge chunks out of most of my nails so this is a VAST improvement! Onwards and upwards they say!

I think I’m going to try this look over China Glazes’ For Audrey next, I think that will look gorgeous. 

Do you have a grown up way to do glitter or do you go all out glitterbomb?


The perfect winter treat by [comfort zone]

The perfect winter treat by [comfort zone]
I’ve only ever had a mini sampler facial before and it brought me out in a rash. Because of this I can say I have never once since had the urge to re-visit that and try another facial. It’s just not worth it for me and my sensitive skin. I’d gladly let someone rub my face in a soothing manner, as long as they don’t load me up with product.
I say I’ve never been tempted to try another one that is until I have just learnt about the new treatment from [comfort zone].

On these bleak, wintery days, what would be perfect than a rich, opulent lovely massage and facial! Just think of a beautifully dim room, plush bed to lie on, toasty warm, candles flickering behind you and not a care in the world as you are worked on.

I am doing a little bit of treatment drool right now. I work absolutely every hour god sends in both my full time day job as well as running my own company full time and on top of that blogging and being a wife all in one go!

I will be tracking this down AND putting it at the top of my Christmas list. Mmm Myrrh, incense, scalp massage.. oh my, there I go drooling again!

The Arabian Back Scalp and Face Ritual by [comfort zone] is the ultimate winter warmer! 
Starting with a warm oil massage, this Arabian inspired ritual ignites your spirit whilst creating energy and calm for a tired body and mind. It uses [ comfort zone ] oil – a blend of intense and sensual  ingredients native to Arabia comprising myrrh, amber, sandalwood, incense and coriander… evoking  the experience of being in exotic lands. 
The foot massage includes symbolic moves from the Tuareg (nomads from the Sahara) which helps with pain removal, whilst the scalp massage is mildly hypnotic to remove you from everyday stresses. 
It is a complete top to toe experience which has real benefits to body and mind but unlike many rituals, this one also includes a full facial to leave you glowing and radiant. www.comfortzoneskincare.com

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The hunt for red hot… hair.

The hunt for red hot… hair.
Don’t even ask me why the I had The Hunt for Red October in my head. The mind boggles.
I’ve been on the hunt for a set of wide straighteners for a while and I am quite anti GHD so i’m doing research and trawling reviews for some suggestions of alternatives.

One that keeps cropping up is the Wide Intelligent Digital Argan Styler. After reviewing the Diva Big Hot Rollers HERE, I was so impressed, i’m going to track down the Argan infused irons at my local Sallys to try them before I buy.

That’s the perk of Sallys and Salon Services… they have a stock of irons and curlers you can try before you buy. This is super important to me as I refuse to buy hair tools that i’ll theoretically be using every single day without trying them first. I’ve fallen foul of difficult tools before so I’ve definitely learnt my lesson!

Has anyone tried the Diva Pro Styling range? Can you recommend some wide straighteners that are NOT GHDs?

Purity Organic Skincare – Regenerating Overnight Moisturiser

Purity Organic Skincare – Regenerating Overnight Moisturiser
Suffering with hyper sensitive skin, like most my skin care reviews have mentioned, I have to be super careful of what I put on my skin.

I was glad to try the Purity range as I am becoming increasingly aware I need to be wearing moisturiser but have yet managed to find one that suits my skin and needs. 

Purity Organic Skincare is a British brand, conceived and created to bring intelligent, sustainable and organic beauty to each and every one of us. Purity Organic Skincare is EcoCert certified, with 98% of the ingredients of natural origin and an average of 82% of the ingredients processed from organic farming.
Purity Organic Skincare is transparent regarding its ingredient policy and its brand philosophy encourages you to make informed choices about your skincare. 
Purity Organic Skincare has launched exclusively in 400 Superdrug stores nationwide – the company’s first ever certified organic skincare range. All products are fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive skin. Purity Organic Skincare is an affordable range that can be used everyday, redressing the “elitist” barrier often associated with organic skincare brands. The products are priced from £4.99 to £8.99.

I have been trying both the night time and day time moisturisers. I am not so keen on the day one and have experienced a little discomfort whilst wearing but the night time one? Oh I love this!

Firstly, the consistency of this product is quite unusual as it feels more like a body butter than a traditional moisturiser which I quite like as it feels like I’m giving my face a good massage whilst applying it. It doesn’t contain any scent or aroma which I absolutely love and is a big bonus for me. Because it’s not a lotion it doesn’t take an age to sink in and it gives a pretty matte finish which is great if you don’t want to look like a grease monster for your fella at bed time!!

I apply this just after removing all my make up and cleansing on a night time, generously smothering my thirsty skin in it before bed. I usually still feel the effects of the moisturiser by the time I wake up in the morning with plumped up, hydrated skin.

If my skin is still feeling a bit lack lustre and dry, I apply a tiny tiny amount of it post cleansing and pre make up which lasts me the day long.

I know I’m probably committing a cardinal sin by wearing night creams during the day but when you find something so right for your skin, does it really matter what the label says?

I have been using this for a few weeks now and I really can tell on the days I skip it, to act as a controlled comparison.

You can buy the Purity Regenerating Overnight Moisturiser HERE priced £7.99 for 50ml.

Have you used a product in a way it’s not meant to? Have you seen Purity in Superdrug?