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Tuesday 31 December 2013

Lee Stafford | Fat Flexible Hold Hairspray

Hello My Lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well, had a fabulous Christmas and are planning an even more fabulous New Years. I have been neglecting the blog ever so slightly due to other commitments over the last few weeks so i was eager to get a new post up for you all. I am so excited for the new year, the possibilities are endless. 2014 is going to be amazing…it's going to be my year…and i cannot wait! Considering it is the party season, one thing that is a definite must for me is a fantabulous hairspray that will keep up with my hairs requirements throughout the day or night. I was recently sent the Fat Flexible Hold Hairspray by Lee Stafford and it is literally one of the best hairsprays i have ever used…it has even converted my Mum and she keeps stealing it from me!

I first used it for a night out during the end of November and i curled my hair using my Enrapture Totem Styler and applied the hairspray and was instantly so surprised at how it left my hair feeling. Unlike other hairsprays it still left my hair silky smooth and feeling like my natural hair. The formulation has Dynam X® and Style Memory to hold any hairstyle in place but with fabulous freedom and flexbility. This Fat Flexible Hold Hairspray left my curls firmly in place without leaving any visible evidence of hairspray…a hairspray without stickiness or stiffness sounds like the perfect styling product for glamorous but natural hairstyles. You really get big bouncy beautiful hair you can still run your fingers through and as an added bonus, the Fat Flexible Hold Hairspray is fragranced with a sweet signature scent by Lee Stafford. 

I love using this hairspray to keep certain hairstyles in place but also to give my hair the added volume it needs. As i have pretty long and thick hair, volume can be quite hard to obtain so i simply tip my head upside down, spray some hairspray about an arms length away from my head, shake my roots, toss my hair back and there you go…va va voom volume in no time. 

If you would like to give this Lee Stafford product a try or any product within the range you can take a peek at the range on the website. I think for £6.49 it is such a reasonable price and you are getting a pretty reasonable size product. I have been using this hairspray since November near enough everyday and when i shake the container it hasn't even made a dent as a little goes a long way. 

Hope you all have a fabulous New Years Eve!

Lots of Love

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Christmas Eve Winter Warmers ft. Teapigs

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all doing well? Merry Christmas Eve everyone! Hope you all have a fabulous evening and lead up to Christmas day. We are having some Christmas Eve festivities round my Aunties house this evening…being Italian we do the whole Fish eating scenario, even though, i am not a big fish eater myself! Tomorrow for Christmas Day we are all round my house for some festive antics, quality time, lots of yummy food and drink amongst everything else!

I wanted to post something new on my blog before Christmas so i thought i would show you a new tea i have really been loving. I was recently sent it to try by Teapigs and it is their Spiced Winter Red Tea. It's no secret that i am quite partial to a cup of tea so i was extremely excited to give it a try as soon as i saw it arrive on my doorstep. Teapigs established in 2006 when two individuals with a passion for tea met whilst working at another tea company. The more they tasted and learnt they came to realise that there's a whole world of quality teas out there that simply aren't getting the attention they deserve…and so Teapigs was born. 

Teapigs describes their Spiced Winter Red Tea as 'Christmas in a Cup' and i think that sums this tea up perfectly. They have picked out the best bits of winter with this tea with ingredients such as rooibos (redbush) with orange, cloves and cinnamon. It is the perfect winter warmer that is delicately spicy without being too strong. Usually spiced teas such as Chair are made using black tea so having tried a new tea with rooibos i think they go perfectly together. It is much lighter and refreshing, and because its naturally caffeine free you can enjoy this tea at any time of the day. I do enjoy a cup of tea in bed whilst catching up on some blogging. 

Teapigs recommend using one tea bag in your favourite mug, I have chosen my new favourite Christmas mug, and then let it brew for around three minutes of more to get the best taste out of the tea bag. Whole leaves such as the ones used in this tea bag take a little longer to brew, even though that's the case it will be worth the wait. Then you can wither have it as it is, add some milk, Honey for added sweetness or even a little Brandy for that even more totally festive brew. It's so fabulous watching the leaves brew in the cup as you can see what exactly is going and what makes this tea so incredibly delicious, plus it leaves your Kitchen smelling just like Christmas or how Santa's Grotto would smell haha. 

A little added bonus is that all of the packaging is green and environmentally friendly. It is 100% recyclable and the tea bags, or tea temples as Teapigs like to call them, are made with biodegradable cornstarch. I hope you all enjoyed this Tea related post and you all have a fabulous Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! I will be enjoying a cup of this fabulous winter warming tea this evening whilst watching Norad and tracking Santa's every move! Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I loveee hearing from you all i make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!

Lots of Love

Saturday 21 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guide | Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream Christmas Cracker

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all doing well? Only 4 more sleeps until CHRISTMAS…are you excited?! I am super excited!! All i have been doing is watching Christmas feels in the evenings when I've come home from work...they are so addictive! *Insert Elf quote here* :P I love the Christmas season, spending quality time with family, the giving and receiving of gifts and eating lots of yummy food! Being only 4 more sleeps away i thought it is still pretty appropriate to write about gift ideas for those of you who might be in need of a little last minute inspiration. 

In the past i have posted a few reviews on some Weleda products and overall I have really enjoyed them. I was sent this super adorable Christmas cracker and i couldn't resist not featuring it on my blog. For £3.50 you get this fabulous cracker filled with one of It is the perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift and for £3.50 it's such a fun and unique idea. There are 10 different varieties to choose from which feature mini versions of some iconic Weleda goodies and for £3.50 you can't really go wrong!

I literally thought these Weleda Christmas Crackers were the cutest thing ever when i first saw them. This particular crackers contains and features a fabulous mini version of their Sea Buckthorn hand cream. Like i said earlier, i feel these would make perfect stocking fillers, secret Santa's gifts, tree decorations and Christmas favours around the dinner table. The Sea Buckthorn range is an intensive care for dry hands. The key ingredients, biodynamic sea buckthorn oil, is extremely rich in essential fatty acids, Pro vitamin A and Vitamin E. The nourishing combination of sea buckthorn and sesame oil provides a hydrating boost for hard working hands to help restore the natural function of the skin. The essential oils provide the fresh fruity fragrance. 

I remember purchasing 'make your own' cracker sets for Christmas a few years ago and they really went down a treat so i really love this fun idea Weleda have come up with this year. The only thing i think would make these crackers even better would be a cheesy Christmas joke included within the crackers. I know they are not to everyones taste but lets face it, those jokes help make Christmas haha. 

I would love to know what you think about these adorable Christmas crackers?! Also, what is your best cheesy Christmas cracker joke?! Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I loveee hearing from you all i make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!

Lots of Love
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Friday 13 December 2013

Christmas Lush Haul

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all doing well? I have a really festive post for you all today…a fabulous Christmas Lush haul. I actually picked these goodies up back at the beginning of November around the time when they first hit my local Lush store. A few of them i remember from last year that i picked up in the Lush sale after Christmas and some of them are newbies for me to give a try. This was my first Lush haul in months as i really do prefer to have long warm baths during the winter time as it feels more cosy and pampering. This is not a Christmas Gift Guide per say but i really do believe that any Lush product would make the perfect gift for any occasion. 

Lush said they created this bath bomb for those of you who can't help but shake that present with your name on under the Christmas tree. The Golden Wonder bath bomb is like a pass the parcel gift…each layer has something different to offer. This is not for a quick bath because it takes its time. It has layers of golden lustre, dazzling colours and soluble gold stars are a wonder to behold. This bath bomb is guaranteed to put you in the mood for some festive celebrations. 

Lush modelled the Secret Santa bath bomb on the original Lush shop, 29 Poole High Street, their very own Santa's grotto. The fragrance of the bath bomb was created to emulate the rich smell of essential oils inside the shop. This bath bomb is super sized and slightly bigger than the average one Lush normally offer, so you should get multiple baths from it. With the calming scent of yang ylang as well as uplifting limes, Secret Santa is sure to put you in a Christmas mood. The bathwater will turn a bright orange colour and, if you break your bath bomb in half, there is even a mini red Father Christmas bath bomb hiding inside the grotto…how fun!

Shoot for the Stars bath bomb is for all of the star gazers out there, creating a magnificent bath with swirling lustres and beautiful colours. A bewitching bath swirling with colours as magical as the starry night, this bath bomb has the same comforting honey-toffee fragrance as the Lush Honey I Washed the Kids soap. 

This year, the Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb has had a luxurious makover…with a soothing lavender fragrance and calming pastel colours, this bath bomb is perfect for those times when all you want to do is relax. The bath bom shares the same fragrance with the Lush Twilight bath bomb. With lavender oil, yang ylan and tonka absolute, you'll be soothed and calmed as little island colours float out into your bath water. 

The fair trade vanilla absolute, sparkling snowflake lustre and creamy cornflour in Candy Mountain bubble bar make bath time a sweet rest for big kids as well as little kids. Inspired by the pretty pink colour of Snow Fairy which is such an incredible and yummy scent, this year Candy Mountain bubble bar has been remodelled. Lush made its conical shape slightly taller and coloured it pink and pearly white. If you are a fan of Rock Star soap and Creamy Candy bubble bar, then you will absolutely love Candy Mountain as it share the same sweet-shop fragrance. Lush included some of their bubble crumble mix to the bubble bar formulation which adds a magical pink mist to the peaks of foaming bubbles. 

Those are all of the Lush goodies i recently picked up and i am absolutely loving each and every one of them. I do think i have to take another peek through the store and pick up some more Snow Fairy to get my through till next Christmas and when it is released again haha. I am holding out for the fabulous sales again though as i managed to pick up some lovely goodies last year! I hope you all enjoyed this Lush haul, i would love to know which ones catches your eye and if you'll be treating yourself to any Lush goodies soon?! Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I loveee hearing from you all i make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!

Lots of Love

Saturday 7 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guide | Elemis Fresh Skin - Here We Glow

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all doing well? Not long now until the weekend…hope you all have something amazing planned. I am actually working for the next 4 days but i am really looking forward to it as i am working with Chanel over the Christmas season. Myself and my Mum are putting the Christmas tree up this evening and finally getting around to decorating for Christmas…better late than never haha. 

I have another Christmas Gift Guide instalment for you all this evening. Elemis are known for their fabulous skincare products and now they have complied together a few gift sets just in time for the Christmas season. Elemis offer a 'Fresh Skin' range which is mainly targeted at teenagers all the way up to your twenties and has been specifically designed for the needs of a young skin. Every Fresh Skin product is formulated with naturally active ingredients which have been specially chosen for their ability to help cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise and target the problems of young skin…so your skin will appear brighter and more radiant whilst the Fresh Skin range targets problem, oily and blemish prone skin. Gift sets are a great way to branch out and try something new without the commitment of purchasing full size everything without even knowing it is going to do what you want it to do for your skin. So…you can give the gift of glowing skin with this collection that features products to deep clean, soften and protect your skin to leave it healthy, glowing and oh-so smooth. 

The 'Here We Glow' gift set features an array of well loved Elemis goodies, 4 samples size products from the Fresh Skin Range…Skin Clear Purifying Face Wash (30ml), Softly Softly Daily Moisturiser (15ml), Skin Glow Exfoliating Face Wash (30ml) and Magical Moisture Quenching Face Mask (3ml). Not only do you recieve the fabulous skincare products, but they also come in a very vibrant and incredibly handy pink case perfect for traveling and storaing your favourite beauty products. 

The Fresh Skin by Elemis Clear Purifying Face Wash is a balancing cleaner that detoxes and purifies the skin. With antiseptic properties, this wash promotes healthy cell growth to repair damaged tissue. White Willow Bark provides gentle exfoliation whilst Cedarwood and Cucumber soothe the skin. Experience an extreme clean. 

The Fresh Skin by Elemis Softly Softly Daily Moisturiser is enriched with seaweed extract, this light and non-greasy daily moisturiser helps protect and moisturise. Rosehip seed oil and sweet almond oil deliver soothing and softening qualities ensuring the skin receives an instant hydrating boost. Your skin is left revitalised and more radiant. 

The Fresh Skin by Elemis Skin Glow Exfoliating Wash with a deep pore cleansing action, this exfoliating facial wash contains cherry powder and jojoba beads to gently polish and help refine skin texture. Enriched with mandarin and aniseed to soften and condition, leaving skin clean, brighter and more radiant. 

The Fresh Skin by Elemis Super Softening Face Mask contains white lupin, artic cranberry seed oil and apple extract to deliver an instant moisture boost to dry skin, while aloe vera gently soothes. It leaves your skin radiant and exceptionally soft. 

Overall, I feel this would make the perfect gift or stocking filler for any girl in general or even if you are a real skincare junkie and are looking to expand your collection and try something new. I adore gift sets like these as you have mini sized products which you have the opportunity to try and then go on to purchase full size if you get on with them. Not only is it a great little gift but i also love the added incentive of the pink case, it's perfect for everyday use, to throw in your bag and perfect for traveling! 

I hope you all enjoyed this instalment in my Christmas Gift Guide Series…I seriously cannot believe their are only a few weeks left until Christmas, it has just flown by?! If you would like to take a peek at the 'Here We Glow' gift set or any other gift sets within the Elemis range you can take a browse through the website. I would love to know your thoughts on the Elemis gift sets and if it is something you would go for? Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I loveee hearing from you all i make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!

Lots Of Love
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