Instead what I have done is put together a couple of pieces that are within my budget, kinda!
Partial to the odd luxury product-yes, but for ol’ day to day usage, Soap and Glory take righteous place. In a heavily dominated ‘big brand’ market, filled with generic shower gels and body lotions, I must say nothing really comes close; it’s well priced, smells amazing and their kitsch, witty phrased packaging hits all the right buttons. Whats great is that I managed to get my hands on The Yule Monty gift set. Call it a gift from me to me at the bargain price of £27! Any whoo, my bottom draw is now packed to the rafters and these beauty’s are going to last me the whole year.
A little secret, their Original Pink Formula 1 eau de parfum is a complete Miss Dior dupe.
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Although I love all things hair, I am a minimalist, no fuss, no nonsense. My hair is pretty fine but I have a lot of it; if that makes sense, therefore products tend weigh it down. The only problem things can turn into a moisture balancing act, I don’t want dry hair, nor do I want limp greasy hair either. Nonetheless, my quick routine has made me realise their is a hair care god!
Shampoo: Bumble and Bumble Tonic*
My hair gets pretty oily so I was really looking forward to trying Bumble and Bumble’s Tonic. It has my favourite smell Tea Tree in it and it also has a touch of peppermint so you get that ooo! ahhh! tingling scalp feeling in the shower. I’ve found it doesn’t strip my hair but clarifies, leaving it clean and very shiny! Massive thumbs up! The only down-side is you only get 250ml 😦 and I want more!
Conditioner: Bumble and Bumble Let it Shine!*
Every girl craves that shine factor and this little beauty has helped give my lack-lustres locks that added sparkle! Past products have left a weird silky film over my hair; probably the silicone they’ve crammed in, branded it shine when actually its lovely plastic. Eeeeek! This however gives you the boost without coating your hair with nasties! Thank you Bumble and Bumble, Thank you very much!
After I’ve washed my hair I pop on Moroccanoil; the light version if my hair isn’t feeling too dry. I love the smell and I have seen a huge improvement since incorporated this into my haircare routine. The downside is the hefty price tag! But, I promise you its worth it, I use it every other day and it has lasted about a year! You definitely get you moneys worth. If your purse strings can’t stretch then Lee Stafford’s Argan Oil is an amazing alternative.
The hairs washed, the oils in, next, my fave part, THE TANGLE TEEZER!! I can’t tell you enough how much this has changed my LIFE! Before, my hair was matted, knotty and I’d dread brushing it; pulling knots out with my hands was a daily occurance, oh the horror! Now this combs through a dream, no pulling, no knots, woohoo! So if you haven’t got one already, GO GET ONE NOW! Its a real life changing moment.
So I have one of the best friends in the whole world and knowing me like the back of her hand, she bought me this amazing make-up portfolio from Laura Mercier. I’ve been wanting one of these cases for AGES. Its just gorgeous! In metallic brown, it has individual zipper sections that attach by magnets, plus it has a section for brushes. YEY!
To make things even better it came with three products; a Refillable Custom Compact including two eye colour duets and cheek colour, Kohl Eye Pencil and Lip Glace.
The range of colours are reaaaally natural and wearable; I’ll get loads of wear out of all of these products and best yet you can take them from day to night, especially the eye shadows.
I can’t LOVE this more! YEY and YEY!
Check it out here and definitely purchase if your looking for really versatile products and luxurious make up case that will turn people green with envy.
Lots of love,
I love perfume, although, I do get bored and end up having a few on rotation, which is not so great for my bank balance but at least I smell nice 🙂
At the minute, these three have been my go to fragrances and I must say that I’m not getting bored of any. Through the day I wear a lot of English Pear and Freesia, it’s super fresh yet has a floral note with the freesia. The only downside is that it doesn’t last very long and for the hefty price, you’d think otherwise, so I end up carrying a mini decanter in my handbag; problem solved!
If I’m in the mood for something more deeper, more heavier, more night time-y, I grab Black Orchid by Tom Ford. This is AMAAAZE. I managed to grab this during the Debenhams pre -xmas fragrance sale, which meant it was a tad cheaper, but still, I could only afford 30mls!! Literally though, you need one squirt; it’s pretty heavy, last AGES and develops beautifully as the night goes on!
Finally, a newbie to my continuously extending collection is For Her by Narciso Rodriguez. I would say this perfume that sits perfectly between Black Orchid and English Pear and Freesia; meaning not too light nor too heavy. This also wears beautifully and get lots of comments when I’m wearing it. Now, when you first smell it, don’t be put off as it comes across quite floral, but trust me, it’s a complete grower and you’ll be glad you read this post telling you to give it a whirl!
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I absolutely love berry shades around the festive season. It’s the perfect time of year to experiment with an array of deep purples, cherry reds and berry burgundies. I think a lick of polish adds that extra bit of glamour and finishes off your winter outfits. I especially love Victoria by Nails Inc but since my Chanel Mani I’ve been trialling Provocation (love the name). Although I’m afraid it’s more of a chipper than Nails Inc, sorry Chanel!
From left to right; Nails Inc Piccadilly Circus, Nails Inc Tate, Chanel Provocation, Chanel Rouge Noir, Nails Inc Victoria and Rimmel Purple Rain.
What’s your favourite winter nail? Leave a comment.
Keep an eye out for Merry Berry Lips; my fave berry lip shades.
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You know I love a merry berry nails! Check out my last post if you haven’t already!!
But I also LOVE a merry berry lip too. These are my all time favourite lippies that I excessively use over the festive/winter season…
Left to right on swatch:
&OtherStories: Droguet Purple
MAC Russian Russian
Yves Roche Mauve
MAC Dare You
Yes. Very MAC heavy but I’m open to berry new shades? Let me know! Leave a comment or tweet me @lady4nnie!!