Friday 20 September 2013

Bits to try

I love trying new brands and products, well I must do as I blog about them most days! Here we have a mixed bag, soap, cleanser and a cream or two. I have tried the Savon L'Origan soap* before just in a different scent, the previous one smelt just like parma violets. Not my first choice in a soap to be quite frank, this version smells fresh and much better. I cannot wait to try this one out. The two brands below the soap really excite me. WEI is a luxury brand stocked in the likes of Space N K and its scented with roses, I have tried a coupler of samples before from WEI and enjoyed them, this time I have a WEI cleanser* and its a good size of 10ml so should last a few days, I will report back to you in an empties post soon.  Dr Bragi Age Management Moisturiser* is an extremely expensive brand, the full sized product is around the £120 mark, I will be using this sample sparingly, and savouring each use! And lastly another diddy tube of Yu-Be cream*, I have tried this before and wasn't overly impressed. If you have tried this before how did you use it? I want to give it another try, maybe it was me and I was not using it in the best way?

I feel a sample post coming up soon, its about time I had a sample grab and tried out some new products. I literally have draws full of samples and trial sizes. I love it when you get a sample or two when purchasing products, its makes it all the more exciting for me, the little added extras.
Jen x

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

I have recently run out of my beloved Origins A Perfect World Toner and well, I really fancied a change. I stumbled across a website that sold Jurlique and it had a round 20% off! This was the perfect opportunity to pick up a new toner. Of course the words Rosewater really sold it to me, I adore Rose scents in any products. As soon as I read the words Rose and I am sold, sad but so true. More onto Jurlique as a brand if you are new to it, its a natural brand that only use nice (not nasty) ingredients. The mist is marketed for combination skin to help re balance, that is exactly what I need.

I don't really like spray toners to be honest, I find myself spraying the product onto a cotton pad and applying to my skin as you would normally. I do find I go through the product keeper then usual when the packaging has a spray. Right enough about the spray, I love the beautiful glass bottle, it looks minimal but sleek, I like that understated look. Now onto the contents, the scent is simply beautiful. The aroma is so relaxing and feels great on my skin, as soon as I apply my skin feels soothed, hydrated and comfortable. I have experienced nothing but good things since using this, there has been no breakouts or soreness at all. This is great news, I have thoroughly enjoyed this product. I have since brought another bottle of Origins A Perfect World Toner and have decided to use this as a hydrating facial mist instead. I have spritzed this over my make up to refresh throughout the day and it works well. I own a few different facial mists, including the well known Caudalie Beauty Elixir and I much prefer this offering, its all down to the Roses!

So this is the second Jurlique product I have tried now, first was the Rose balm and today's product, I absolutely love them both. I have been really impressed with Jurlique and hope to try out some more products from them in the future. What is your must have product from Jurlique?
Jen x

Tuesday 17 September 2013

Mac Retro Matte Collection

As promised here are my picks from the new Mac Retro Matte Lipstick Collection. This collection hit my local Debenhams store last Thursday, I was there waiting for the store to open. There was also other ladies waiting and the funny thing was we all made a bee line for the Retro line!! I swatched them all in a matter of seconds and decided to go with a safe option and a daring one, well daring for me anyway! I had a lovely surprise when I paid, I was informed I had £10.00 on my points card, I had no idea that was there and Debenhams had a 10% off day, so these 2 lippies ended up costing me £17.00!! Happy days.

This is the daring choice, I really don't know what came over me!  I am usually such a plain Jane, but there was something about this shade I quite liked. I just love the tone of the red, it has a warm under tone and I tend to be drawn to that colour family more so than cool tones.

It is my first experience with a Matte finish in a lipstick as well, then application felt quite funny the first time I applied it to my lips. I have tried this applied lightly, even rubbed into my lips, that looks really nice. I have also worn this as you would a normal lipstick, my hubbies eyes nearly popped out, he wondered what had come over me!! But do you know what?? I really liked it, I could not stop looking in the mirror. This lipstick is super pigmented as well, it literally lasted hours.

Runway Hit
This is a total Jen colour, as soon as I laid my eyes on this I knew it would be coming home with me, its simply beautiful. A perfect nude pink, it looks amazing on my lips, and feels good too. I would say this feels drier on my lips than Dangerous if I had to compare them. I have heard this shade is a limited edition and has sold out in some Mac stores, I think I will end up kicking myself for not getting a back up of this one.

The picture looks quite dark here, I don't think it transpires like that on my lips, its more a nude shade. I would say it is a shade that would work well with a variety of make up looks as well.

Did you pick any of the Retro Matte lippies up? I did see a nice purple shade that would look amazing on a brunette. I would love to hear your thoughts on this new collection. Thanks for reading, hope to see you soon.
Jen x

Monday 16 September 2013

Mac Haul

I have had my eye on this brush for months, most of the lovely you tube girls I watch use this in their beauty routines. Its quite different to other brushes and really intrigued me. Another MSF to my collection, this is a beautiful one as well, let me tell you more............

Mac #227 Brush
I have admired this brush for so long, its like no other I have seen before, every You Tuber in the land seems to use this in their Make Up Tutorials. I just had to try it for myself, its great for applying a base colour to my eye lids, highlighter on my brow bone and cheeks. The brush is very large, its about the size of my eye lid in fact, I love having this brush in my collection, it has a place in my make up routine now and I don't know how I would cope without it.

Mac MSF #Lightscapade
This used to be a Limited Edition MSF, but has been made permanent. It can only be purchased online at Mac directly. I had heard lots about this wonderful highlight, the shades are rather different to most MSF with the occasional streak of blue veining running through the product. The pigmentation is very gentle, in fact this is the least glittery/shimmery of all my MSF collection, which makes it perfect for day time use. I am so happy I clicked the 'Add to basket' button.

I love the effect this MSF provides, its so pretty and gentle. Just look at the sheen, its so beautiful and I would go as far to say its a MUST HAVE product, I honestly reach for this most days.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this little haul of mine, I have picked up a couple of the new Matte Retro Lipsticks. I will try to get that post up soon for you to see, hopefully before all the lipsticks sell out. I brought one that's a Jen colour and one that's completely out of my comfort zone, so I need your advice whether to rock it or not..........
Jen x

Thursday 12 September 2013

A little trip to Space NK.........................

Don't you just love Space NK little black bags, you always know there is going to be some lovely goodies inside. I had nothing in mind on this occasion, I had fantastic service at the Harvey Nichol's concession in Birmingham Mall Box.  There are some truly fabulous girls at that store.

I was initially looking at a few Nars eyeliners, I had literally every shade on my hand when the lovely sales assistant came over to help. She immediately took me over to the new Laura Mercier collection........ and showed me there new eyeliners. I applied a line to my hand and waited a few seconds. She took a tissue and wiped over all the swatches, would you believe all the Nars ones smudged off my hand and the Laura Mercier one did not budge!!!! And that one had been on my hand for the least amount of time, I was seriously impressed. The sweet girl asked if I would like her to apply it to my eyes, well that was all it took for me to want one.

Nail Lacquer #Bewitched

Where do I begin........... I first spotted this Limited Edition Nail Lacquer on Instagram I think? I actually took a screen shoot on my phone as I was completely mesmerised by the beauty of the shade, then I completely forgot about it. I don't have a Laura Mercier counter near me so out of sight out of mind. Once I walked over to look at the eyeliners I noticed this on display and thought Oh I remember this one, I grabbed it quite, applied a teeny tiny coat to my nail, OH MY this is absolutely stunning. It had to be mine, and its also my first Laura Mercier polish. An added benefit to this polish is that it contains no Formaldehyde, Toluene or Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP).

Just look at the breath taking beauty to this polish, and I can assure you this certainly transpires to your nail. It is a smooth polish, not chunky pieces of glitter to be seen here. The shimmer shines gold, khaki and looks like a wonderful dark mysterious shade.  I could sit here and stare at it for an eternity.

Longwear Eye Pencil #Expresso

I love the tone to this liner, I own a Chanel one that pulls quite red and if I am honest I have never really loved it. I LOVE this offering, it works super with my colourings. Now onto the formula, this is second to none. It applies with ease, there is no dryness or pulling on my eyelid. I like to take a liner brush and slightly smudge it across, it looks less harsh on my like that. The lasting power is like no other I have ever tried, it honestly comes off when you take it off. I like to use my Bioderma to do so, I did need to hold my cotton pad onto my eye a little longer than I normally did.

The girls are so sweet at Space NK and always pop a few bits in my bag to try out at home, today I got a few REN items and a new BB cream, from a brand I had never heard of have you? I cannot wait to try them out, keep your eyes peeled for my sample posts and then the empties.

Have you paid a visit to Space NK recently? I just LOVE a good look around there stores, if you want quality, complete high end luxury Space NK is where you need to be.
Jen x

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Mac Haul

I am peeping through my fingers guys, yes its another Mac haul, and I have to admit there are more in my drafts as well. I really have been enjoying a good look around my local Mac counter, the swooning and and ohhh and aww ing that occurs is quite something I can tell you.

Firstly another palette, this one is to home my depotted blushers, I have not purchased the inserts yet, I say yet as I cannot decide if I will?? Thoughts?? I know for sure I wont for my eye shadow palette.

Next up is three more eye shadow pans, I chose Expensive Pink, Mythology and All That Glitters. I am really happy with these new editions. I hoping to blog about the eye looks I wear, using my Mac shadows. I mix some you probably would not consider and I think they look nice together.

Here's a quick peep at my depotted Mac blushers, yes I have more potted. If you are interested in a collection post please ask, I would be happy to do so. I honestly think Mac have some super blushers, not only the shades but also in the various finishes.

I like how my eye shadow palette is coming along, its like a little rainbow. I would love to add a smokey purple shade soon. Do you have any must have recommendations?

Thanks for reading, same place, same time tomorrow :) 
Jen x

Tuesday 10 September 2013

Loreal Infaillible

My first experience with this type of eyeshadow was in fact from Armani 'Eyes to kill'. I fell head over heels with that product, it seemed so did many other bloggers across the world. Then came some rather exciting information, someone had discovered a good dupe for the highly expensive Armani offerings. This was a tall claim and one I wanted to see for myself, WOW. Whoever designed these at Loreal deserves a medal, because they did good. I know because I have both and if they were in the same packing, no labels and all, it would near on impossible to tell. Do to this I have been adding to my Loreal Infallible collection and today I have 3 more to show you. I purchased these 3 from Fragrance Direct for £1.99.

#032 Sunny Marshmellow
After receiving my amazing swap goodies from Megan I have been totally into different eye shadow shades. This is quite similar to my Sephora one, I love the way this applies to my eyes, the softness of colour is super pretty.

#036 Naughty Strawberry
I made a boo boo with this order to be honest. I thought this was the shade I have heard so much about on You Tube. I forget the name now, but its a icy white, pastel pink. So you can imagine the shock when I opened this. I would never wear this on my eyes, I am considering trying this as a blusher??? What do you think?

#020 Pebble Grey
This is the only none shimmery Infallible I own. In fact I had no idea they made them, this is great and I am glad I hit the click button to purchase this. It is a super creamy eyeshadow that looks great for day time work wear. I like to prime my eye lids with my painterly paint pot first, I leave that to dry for a few moments and then apply this with my finger, I like to blend a transition colour into my crease and I am good to go.

If any of you know where I can purchase the icy pink shade I am looking for please let me know, I have seen it used lots as a highlight and its super pretty. What is your favourite infallible? I also own Amber Rush, that shade is incredible.
Jen x

Jurlique Love Rosé Balm

After reading various reviews about the brand Jurlique I knew I wanted to try something. I took one look at the Love Balm Rose and thought this would be a fantastic product to try, as you already know I LOVE rose scented items and I LOVE balms, happy days. Into the basket it went with one more Rose Scented product, more on that in another blog post.

The balm is heavily scented of roses, I love that. The balm is a multi use product and can be applied to dry skin, lips, cuticles and various other methods. I tend to use this glorious balm exclusively on my lips, then what ever is left over  I rub into my cuticles and nails. You get 15gm of product, which I think is good for your money, I can see this lasting quite some time, and for only a little over £8.00! What a bargain, compared to my beloved By Terry Baume De Rose £35.00. I actually need to restock that very soon, I literally have a few more applications and it will be all gone, I know its a costly treat, but its one I am not prepared to be without.

The balm feels great on my lips, it has a thin glossy feel on my lips. What I mean by thin is the cover is sheer and not thick like my By Terry balm. It certainly offers a nice sheen to my lips, and one I like to wear wear in the day time.

I have really enjoyed trying out this balm and I am quite impressed with the brand Jurlique. I really want to try more, have you tried this brand? If so what is your must have product? 
Jen x

Monday 9 September 2013

Mac #Painterly

I have found the most perfect eye lid primer, if you are someone who has oily eye lids? Or needs extra long staying power with your eye make up this post may really help you. I have picked up some excellent make up tips through reading blogs and watching You Tube videos, and this is exactly where I initially found the idea for purchasing Mac's Painterly Paint Pot.

The difference this product makes to my eye make up is amazing, not only does it completely wipe out any discolouration I have on my eye lids it also provides an even base for my eye shadow.  Painterly is an excellent colour match for me, I am quite fair skinned so if you are as well this would be great for you too.

I take small amounts on my ring finger and pat onto the lid area, until I have an even base. The result is a matte cover, I leave it a few moments to dry well before I go in with my selected eye shadow. I tend to apply my eye brow products whilst painterly dries. Its the perfect routine for me, I find my eye shadow looks the same when I arrive home from work as it did when I left out in the morning. I have zero creasing and no loss of eye shadow pigmentation. This is a miracle product!!!

Do you have a long wearing eye make up routine? I would love to hear about it if you do. As you know I like to try new products. 
Jen x

Sunday 8 September 2013

Mary-Lou Manizer

This has to be one of the most talked about highlighters at the moment. I have heard lots about the brand as well, a long time ago one of the beauty boxes sent out a full sized Phat Boy blusher, it was beautiful. Unfortunately my beauty box did not contain it (SAD FACE) I really wanted to try it out. I love The Balm's packaging its such fun and quite different to most beauty brands out there, its nice to see a change.

Mary-Lou Manizer
The pigmentation is out of this world, seriously this is one of the most pigmented products I have ever tried. I am really impressed with the formula, the powder is finely milled, and you wont find any chunky glitter. The colour in the picture is true to life, its a light champagne shade. This shade would work well for any skin tone, I could see this also being used as a multi us product. It could quite easily be used as a eyeshadow. I like the shape of the compact and it has a huge mirror, excellent for for travel. I feel you get a lot of product for you money as well, this will last forever.

The application is super easy, but be careful with the amount you pick up on your brush, you only need the lightest of swatches and then I would recommend you tap your brush before applying to your face. Isn't the sheen sooo pretty, when applied right this looks perfect on my skin. I like to use this on the top of my cheek bones, high on my brow bone and my cupid bow. I use a Real Technique Setting Brush, its the perfect size for highlight.

I see a trend here, I seem to be on a highlight shopping spree at the moment, I have quite a collection forming in my beauty room. I would love to try more products from The Balm, do you own anything from them? If so what is your fave? I have been eyeing up their Natural Palette, but do I really need another natural palette? Also where stocks this brand in the UK?
Jen x

Friday 6 September 2013

Sinfulcolors #Social Ladder

Sometimes all I want is a gentle pastel shade on my nails, and I have found the perfect polish for that. I have been rather happy with all the Sinfulcolors Nail Polishes I have purchased over the past few weeks, and all for the grand total of £1.99! I have extremely expensive, high end polishes that don't wear as well as this brand, happy days. Well done to Boot's for stocking this fab USA brand.

I remember the 1990's being a teenager, my friends and I all wearing the same Number 17 polish just like this one, a gentle pastel pink with a hint of a blue duo chrome shimmer running through. Oh those were the days, in the 90's!! I don't think the same can be said about the outfits, lol. Kickers, jodhpurs and denim shirts!! I can still remember, those were the days.

Again the picture could not capture the beautiful depth to the shade, oh I really need to invest in a good quality camera. I have only the use of my beloved I Phone at the moment. Maybe one day, but for now you will have to take my word for it, this polish is super pretty.
Jen x

Thursday 5 September 2013

Primers, primers, primers???

Being an oily skinned lady applying a primer is a fundamental part of my make up routine, but it has to be the right primer. It seems I have searched for years to find the perfect primer, I have read lots of reviews, listened to rave you tube videos and had several recommendations from friends. I have a few I wanted to discuss today, along with a few samples.

Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm
When I received this as a free gift with a magazine I instantly thought Oh I wonder how this compare to Clarins Beauty Flash Balm?? I think its rather different that that actually, the formula is thinner and easier to apply.

Givenchy Mister Radiant
My friend Asma gave me a few goodies off her Givenchy counter to try out and this was one of them. I love an unusual product, something thing a little different, this certainly fits that bill. It has small balls of colour within the primer, as you rub the formula into your skin the balls dispense and provide extra colour. Its like an added bronzer all in one, a fab one for the summer time.

Lancome effet miracle
This was a bit of a disappointment to me, I had this applied in store and loved it. This has not been the case since I have purchased the full sized. I don't know if I am doing something wrong? It just makes my foundation cakey, I have had to remove my base before and start again due to this problem. Any ideas??

Benefit Porefessional
I LOVE this primer and will always have a tube of this in my collection, this is a silicone primer, which I know some people dislike, but it works wonders for my skin. I apply with my fingers, concentrating on my T Zone area. My foundation applies lovely and lasts a good 6-8 hours.

Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer
My dear friend Jen gave me this primer to try as she was not using it. I love Estee Lauder, so I felt super excited to give this a try. The formula feels more like a skin care cream then a primer. I liked how smoothly it applied, I found my foundation blended with ease as well. Thank you Jen xx.

Guerlain Creme Camphrea
I have recently declared my love for this multi use product. I apply with my fingers in a smearing motion, it provides my skin with a matt cover. I do find I need to work quickly with my foundation application as it can dry fast. I will always have a tube of this amazing product in my collection.

Smashbox Photo Finish
I love this primer, it works so well for me. I apply a pea sized amount to my T Zone area with my fingers and my skin it left feeling so smooth and soft. I find my foundation applies with ease after I have applied this step. My foundation does not break up throughout the day either.

Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing
I found the same effects as above but the finished look was a lot more glowing, I feel this would be great to take on holiday with me for that summer glow.

What is your must have primer? Do you complete this step in your daytime routine? I would love to hear what you are using to keep your make up looking fab for the whole day. Even with the use of a primer my make up does not last as long as I would like it to, I would love to development a routine that truly lasts all day.
Jen x

Tuesday 3 September 2013

Empties #7

I normally post my empties mid month, but as you can see I had to blog about them well earlier than normal, the bag was literally over flowing. Its so funny to see just how much I get through each month, and these are just the products I am using not the entire family! As usual I am soo sad about some of them ending, others not so. Here goes.........

Cath Kidston Blossom Bath Salts 35g £4.99
I was very disappointed with these bath salts, the bath smelt so different to plain water and there was no softness to the water.

Lavera Rose Garden Bath Salts 80g £2.99
Loved these bath salts, the bath felt amazing so soft, relaxing and the scent was strong. I really enjoyed trying them out. I will certainly be purchasing more soon.

Lush Blue Fun £5.00*
This I though was a gimmick, but I actually really enjoyed using it. The bath water turned into a blue lagoon! I loved scent, totally a me one. I like taking a piece and rubbing it over my body as well, the formula felt silky smooth. The oils used in this product included lavender and chamomile, oh I certainly slept well after use.

Jimmy Choo Flash perfume sample*
I loved the scent of the new edition to Jimmy Choo's perfume range. I would love to try a larger size at soon point in the future. A white floral scent, I liked very much.

Viva La juicy perfume sample*
LOVE LOVE LOVE this scent, I never thought I would say this about a Juicy Couture product, they seem to be marketed at the teenage community. I highly recommend you try this out.

Jimmy Choo perfume sample*
I like this scent but preferred the version above Flash. This was more sweet, and not my personal choice.

Co-op Fair trade cotton pads 50 pads £1.50
These have been a pleasure to use, I find some cotton pads have sharp edges and can make my skin sore. These are so nice, smooth around the edges and soft on my skin. I have no irritations when using these, I have brought 4 back ups recently. I love these. I really want to try the ones all my USA friend rave about, Shu Uemura?? I think?? Have you tried them? Oh I would love to.

Oral-B 3D White toothpaste 75ml £3.49
This is the USA Crest 3D version for the UK, I felt really excited when I heard this and quickly purchased one. Well that's where the excitement ended, this did nothing for my teeth or whitening them. It was a real disappointment to very honest. A complete waste of money.

REN Vetiver v7 Hand & Body Cream sample*
I enjoyed this small trial sized tube. The scent was fresh, pleasant and absorbed easily into my skin. I have a few more to use up as well. I love the brand REN, I am happy to try anything from them as I have never been disappointed.

Korres Guava Little Shower gel sample
This has been sitting in my stash for months, to be very honest the scent had put me off using it. How wrong could I be!! I love the scent, I had this smell in my mind I thought it would be and it was not nothing like that. I liked the formula, it lathered up well and left my skin feeling good.

JASON Aloe Vera Body Wash sample
This was horrid, it did absolutely nothing for me at all, it did not wash me or leave my skin feeling nice. I had to check the instructions to ensure it was a body wash and not a toner! Also I did not care for the scent at all, it smelt like a washing up liquid.

SAI-SEI Mineral Deep Moisture Body Cream sample*
This was a teeny tiny sample and I used it to moisturise my arms one evening, it was lovely but hard to say anything in great detail and it was gone in 2 rubs.

Morrocanoil Conditioner part of a set
My holy grail hair brand, I love this and the shampoo so much. I am sad now as I am completely out of the conditioner and desperately need to purchase another.

Orchard View Petalicious Silky Soap gift
When in the packaging I thought the soap has rose petals embedded in the soap, it turned out to be only in the outer packaging. The soap is super creamy and nourishing, my skin loves this. I love the scent as well, its like walking through a rose garden.

Dior Foundation Sample*
I did not get on well with this foundation. The shade was a good match but the lasting power was not enough for me and my skin type. I think this was the ever lasting? Or similar??

Aveda Carribbean Therapy Body Cleanser  40ml £4.99
Another product I have had for a while, I had run out of body was that's why there are a few small ones in this post! I loved this one, it was thick in formula and smelt good. I remember really enjoying this, I was sad when it finished.

Dead Sea Aromatherapy Bath Salts 500ml £6.45
Oh this has been such a fab find. I have already started a new tub and have a back up. I think these are outstanding and all for only £6.45, I have stopped spending so much money at Lush since I found these little beauties. They smell just like roses, which I love.

Elie Saab Le Perfume 90ml £74.00
Can you hear my tears hitting the laptop? Oh I am soooooo sad this has all gone, seriously this is one of the most beautiful perfumes I have ever smelt, well after my beloved COCO Chanel.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm 100ml £34.00
This will probably shock some of you but my 11 year old son finished this off, I used to love this balm so much. Until I had a chat with a friend about the possibility of this causing my break outs. I stopped using this and my skin improved some. I had a couple of weeks break and tried to use it again and my skin broke out the very next day, I felt heart broken. I don't want to try to use this again, and I have back ups.

Armani Code Eau Perfume 20ml*
This was a pleasure using I don't usually use Armani fragrances and this was a nice change, it was quite a musky scent and lasted a long time on my skin. I had so many complements whilst using this.

Yes to Cucumbers Color Care Shampoo 500ml £3.99
I initially found this range whilst shopping in T K Max, it works wonders for me. I have one more to use up. It lathers up well and left my hair feeling soft and clean.

Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser Aloe Fresh 190ml £4.49
Although my hubby used this product I wanted to add this into my post as its a new product. My hubby loved this, I know most men don't like to use lots of products, so to get my hubby to moisture every day after his evening shower this is like a miracle!! I have brought him another already, I would advise those of you with boys in your life to give this a shot.

TRESemme Conditioner Luxurious Moisturiser 500ml £2.25
Another flukey find, I don't normally go for high street brands. I had picked this up one day as I was running low on my natural branded conditioner. Well I love it, and have stocked up with a few more now as they are on offer 1000ml for £2.25.

Burt's Bees Milk & Shea Butter Body Wash 350ml £2.20ish
I recently hauled this, it was only £2.20ish from debenhams. I thought this was OK, but not great. It was soooo runny and hard to wash with. The scent was OK but could lean towards being sickly if too much is used. It should of been nearly £10.00, I would not pay that for sure.

REN Clarifying Tonning Lotion 150ml £18.00
So I am sure you have all heard about the double tone by now? If not where have you been? So 3-4 times per week I complete my double cleanse as usual, then apply my clarifying toner and finish with a moisturising toner. This was the purpose of this toner, I loved it, the difference in my skin has been amazing. I have received complements from various beauty counter ladies whilst trying new make up on. They said my skin looked and felt so smooth and even. Well its all down to this little beauty, thanks REN.

Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel 100ml GWP
This was a nice change to my cleansing balms, my skin felt fresh nd very clean. I don't really have much more to say about this.

Ooh la la naked coco de mer body wash 250ml £4.50ish
This is one of the nicest body washes I have ever used, and its all natural. Extra bonus, not only did this work wonders on my skin, it smelt yummy as well.

Lancome Bi-Facil 125ml*
A beauty blogger and make up artist cult product and I can see why. This will remove your make up in one swipe. There is no need for rubbing, also I realised I did not get that dreaded oily eye feeling after use. I liked using this a lot.

Lush Glogg Shower Gel 100g part of a set
I had this left over from last Christmas time, a spicy scent that really I should of used up around the festive period! It was nice but has SLS so I wont be purchasing again.

N05 Chanel Gel Moussant 200ml £33.00 gift
A dear friend brought me this last year, I had been rationing this out and feel great that it lasted as long as it did. I could smell this for hours after each use on my skin.

And breath, what a long one that was. Each month seems to be getting longer and longer, but still no make up. Well not full sized anyway. Thanks for reading, its nearly my 6 month birthday!! I cannot believe Daisyrosebeauty has been going that long, I still cannot believe anyone would want to read the thought I have, so thank you I truly appreciate each nd very one of you.
Jen x