Sunday, 26 May 2013

Hawaiian Tropic Lime Coolada Body Butter

Just a quick post on my favourite body butter at the moment- the Hawaiian Tropic Lime Coolada Body Butter. It's one I would never think to pick up as I associate Hawaiin Tropic with sun cream and aftersun. After I smelt my friend's I had to have it! It smells gorgeous- just like fresh mangoes and holidays away. It's also a great moisturiser with 'cocoa, shea, mango and avocado oil'. The body butter is a medium consistency which soaks quickly into the skin, leaving behind that amazing scent... get me to the beach...
On another note if you haven't already, give WIMH a look!
Hawaiian Tropic Lime Coolada Body Butter Boots  £5.24 200ml

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Revision Beauty Essentials

With revision looming over all students I thought it might be good to do a revision related post. I described them as my beauty revision essentials but really they are just nice things that I lumber around with me in my bag and whack out to procrastinate with. Nevertheless they have their benefits!

Caudalie Beauty Elixer
This is a great multipurpose product. It can be used a toner, whilst its essential oils are great for a pick me up half way through the afternoon (I spray onto my hands and breathe in). I also spray onto my face to set make up in the morning and again during the day to refresh it. It is a tad pricey however and some may find the minty scent too strong. There are other cheaper versions available though,  I believe Simple has a version which does a similar job.

Soap and Glory Handfood
More often than not if you ask somebody if they use hand cream its Hand Food. And for good reason. Unlike classic brands like Crabtree and Evelyn and L'Occitaine which for me leave a greasy residue, Soap and Glory's wonder soaks right in allowing you to carry on writing without waiting. Plus the smell is amazing. What's not to like!?

MAC Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in 'Fuchia Fix'
This is basically fancy pink tinted vaseline with a vanilla taste and smell. I picked it up at an outlet outside Miami but you can get it in any MAC store. It's easy to apply and gives a beautifully sheer wash of colour and has moisturising properties- great for during the day.
Does anyone have any essentials they can't leave the house without? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to follow if you like what you are reading!
Caudalie Beauty Elixer £32.00
Soap and Glory Hand Food £5.00
Mac Tinted Lip Conditioner £11.00

Sunday, 12 May 2013

L'Oreal Paris GlamShine Stain Splash Swatches and Review

Hello again, sorry for the slight delay in posting this I've been up to my eyeballs in uni. I have been lusting after these badboys for little while and picked them up in Boots 3 for 2 the other day.

The glam stains are non-sticky, versatile and have great colour pay off. I love the packaging-chic and compact. My personal favourite is Lolita- a mauve-pink with gold shimmer which I have been loving for day time wear. Romy is a flirty baby pink with silver shimmer whilst Princess is a gorgeous bright coral perfect for lazy summer days. The product goes on easily with a doe-foot applicator and feels ever so slightly sticky- but nothing unbearable. Girls who aren't a fan of stickiness should definitely give the product a chance.

 My glamourous model for today is Antonia and she has olive skin which works perfectly with Lolita and Princess- she finds the product perfect for daytime both in colour and in formulation.
Antonia 'It's well smooth...'

Do you have your eyes on the L'Oreal Paris GlamShine Stain Splashes? Do you own any- what is your favourite colour! Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to follow! L'Oreal Paris GlamShine Stain Splash, £7.99 Boots.

Thursday, 2 May 2013