Tuesday 10 December 2013

Pound land goodies

Poundland are pulling out all the stops at the moment, the things I have found recenlty have really impressed me. And for only a pound I find it hard not to clear the shelves!

Here is my latest finds in poundland, a few bits from Maybeleine and Rimmel. I had been wanting to try the Maybeleine polishes for a while, I was super happy to see them.

The star of the show for me, I had been eyeing up this beauty for a long time. Its one of those colours I was not sure If I would wear? But I liked the look of.

I keep nipping into poundland now just to see what beauty bits they have! What am I like, hehe.
Jen x

Natural Skincare Haul

I had been on the market for a new body wash, a natural one of course I had no idea Trilogy made body washes, I have read so much about their Holy Grail Rosehip Oil so many times but had not realised they had such a diverse range of other products. What a nice suprise I had, to find such a wonderful product. I also picked up a few samples and trial sizes as well.

Trilogy Botantical Body Wash £14.00 500ml
Since preparing this blog post I am now onto bottle 4 of this beauty. I have fallen head over heels, its the perfect body wash. The formula is fantastic, 2 pumps provides lots of lather its great. I like the pump as well, I tend to tip half the bottle away if there is no pump! The scent is so nice, I can smell lavender in it somewhere I am sure??

Trilogy goodies GWP
I purchased Trilogy body wash and the well known Trilogy Rosehip Oil, this entilted me to this sample pack. I will let you know how I get on with them.

Bodhi Ylang-Ylang Sensual Body Moisturiser £3.99 50ml
I was looking at the sample sized products on the Naturisimo website, I decided to check out the mens section of samples to see if there was anything that caught my eye for my husband to try out. Can you imagine my shock to see all the trial sized Beautiful Bodhi products in the mens section! I know they are all unisex and made for everyone to use, not just for men. If I had not looked in the mens section I would not have known I could pick  up a trial sized product to try. Come on Naturisimo the Bodhi range needs to be available for everyone. Lots of people may be missing out on a wonderful brand, due to your placements.

Now onto the lotion, wow what a lovely scent. I have tried a lotion before from Bodhi and loved it. I used this sparingly as I really did not want it to end. Its absolutley beautiful.

The samples below were sent for free apart from the Caudalie Huile Divine Oil. I love that Oil and thought the smaller sized sample would come in handy for travel. I am most excited about trying out the Trilogy Balm

I throughly enjoy perusing the Nautrisimo website, the hours I spent looking at the wonderful natural brands is quite funny actually. They truly do sell some amazing products, if you prefer goodies with no nasty ingredients this is where you need to look.
Jen x


Just look what I picked up on a recent trip to Bicester Villages CCO, oh how I love it there. I must say it is the luck of draw, thankfully this time was a good day. There was soo sooo many shoppers there, it was hard to get a look in. I had to be quite strong willed to keep my spot! My hubby said grab what you want and I will meet you at the tills. It was like a smash and grab, in and out! I am very happy with my grab, lets take a look.

I am trying to build a nice collection of Mac brushes, so when I noticed this for £11 it had to come home with me. I have never seen this before in the shop, it may be a limited edition or discontinued??

Apparently half is real hair and the other half synthetic. I am not sure what the difference is? Or how it will effect applying make up? Do you?

Now I know these are Limited Edition, I remember seeing these for sale, this was way before I was collection MSF's. I could not resist these, how pretty are they?

Again another Limited Edition product, this is from the Extra Dimensions collection. One swatch was all it took, I am loving these types of shades at the moment. The texture is beautiful, its creamy and buttery all in one.

From the little research I have carried out I think this lippie is still sold in the current range? Please correct me if I am wrong? I thought this was the perfect Autum/Winter shade.

This is quite a dark shade for me, but I am trying to step out of my comfort zone. In fact it looks fab rubbed into m lips rather than a full on application.

Do you like? This picture is true to life, a lovely plummy tone with a little red?? Ohh whats happening to me??

Don't you just love CCO's, it was a good visit this time, I have not been so lucky other times. If you have a CCO near you, I am jealous! Mine is nearly 2 hours away. Its the perfect place to get old collections or discontinued stock, I have even seen items in there that are still stocked, I can never work out why they do that? But I am not complaining.
Jen x


One of the things a love about Twitter is coming across new brands, this is where I came across the natural brand Savonneire. I noticed a few of my friends using there products and felt rather intrigued myself. I had used the famous Liz Earle cleanse and polish previously and liked it but unfortunately it did not like me. I experienced break outs, which left me with extremely sore skin and had to stop using it, what a shame as I really enjoyed the whole cleansing process using a Muslim cloth, I began to hunt down an alternative product, I noticed Savonnerie had the perfect product for me to try. And wow the scent is amazing, you really need to try it for yourself. Of course I had to try their lip balm offering! You know me by now. I like the simplicity of the brands packaging its so natural and rustic looking, I just love each design, also the soft pastel colours used on the labels look so pretty on my vanity, its certainly to my taste.

Daily Facial Cleanser £13.95 150ml*

The product is dispensed through a pump, so there is no chance of wasting the contents, I find 2 pumps is the perfect amount to cover my face and down to my decollete. This is a similar consistency to Liz Earle, a beautiful nourishing cream with Aloe, Chamomile and Camalia Seeds. I like to take my time to massage into my skin, I really like the scent, oh its heavenly, my make up is removed with ease. Then I take a clean Muslim cloth to gently remove the cream, I use small circular movements. My skin feels so soft afterwards. The best part of this experience has been no breakouts, my skin in healing now. I find this product to be soothing and leaves my skin feeling supple and nourished.

Nutritive Lip Balm £4.95*
This balm is 100% natural and works wonders on my dry lips, I also rub a little onto my dry cuticles, it works a treat. it glides onto my lips with ease. Its not super thick, so perfect for daytime. The scent reminds me of liquorice, although the ingredients are Peppermint, Tamanu Oils, Vanilla and Camelia. The boys in my house always want to borrow this one, its different from my usual choice of Rose scents! I like the cute little tin, its perfect for your bed side table. I would love to have a Rose scented balm in this form though, I love the product.

I have really enjoyed trying these products, I like to give skin care a good run before I commence with the laptop tapping! I would highly recommend you take a look at Savonnerie, they have some lovely products I have a long list of other bits I would like to try. They have some beautiful gift sets, that would make a perfect Christmas gift.
Savonnerie prides itself on only using ingredients that are free from Sulphates, Parabens, Artificial colours, Artificial fragrances, Animal ingredients and Petrochemicals. I know this will be of interest to a lot of my friends. Over the past year or so I have become more aware of what I am using on myself and my family.
Jen x