Monday, 27 April 2015

NEW Sugar Crush Products From Soap&Glory

Soap And Glory's new sugar crush body lotion

NEW PRODUCT ALERT! If you're a fan of Soap&Glory's Sugar Crush products, you'll be happy to know that there are some new goodies added to the line! If you're not familiar with Sugar Crush, it has been described as a lemonade or the lime Starburst sweets. It's a really fresh, zingy and sparkling lime fragrance with a bit of sweetness coming from smashed brown sugar and vanilla. It's quite an addictive scent!

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Sugar Crush Body Lotion

£10.00

Soap&Glory's Sugar Crush Body Lotion* comes in a huge bottle with a pump dispenser. These types of Soap&Glory body lotions usually lasts me a very long time, it takes AGES to go through a whole bottle even when you're using it once or twice a day, so you definitely get your money's worth with it! It retails for £10.00 for 500ml, it will last you about 9-10 months and has a shelf life of 2 years after opening - really great value for money! 

The formula is similar to all of the other S&G body lotions I've tried, it doesn't vary that much apart from the fragrance. The lotion isn't as rich as a body butter, but I don't really need anything as thick in texture during the Summer months so I'll switch to a light body lotion, and just apply body butter to elbows, feet and knees! 

It says on the packaging that Sugar Crush Body Lotion is a 3-in-1 formula that hydrates, conditions and smoothes... (but doesn't that applies to all body lotions?)... and it does keep your skin feeling soft and silky throughout the day without irritating skin. It sinks in and absorbs really quickly, so it's a good lotion to use after the morning showers. Start the day smelling like lemonade!

Sugar Crush Body Spray


£4.00

Soap&Glory now have 5 body sprays available and one of them is in the Sugar Crush fragrance! (Exciting!) I think most Soap&Glory fans have been waiting patiently for this one, the Sugar Crush Body Spray*! It's really refreshing and gives a nice fragrance boost after applying the body lotion. The scent of the body spray doesn't last very long on skin but for £4.00 per bottle, you can afford to spritz it multiple times throughout the day! 

The Sugar Crush Body Spray is made from essential lemon oil, Elemi oil, vanilla musk, sweet lime, ginger and smashed brown sugar. Yum! An absolute must-have for all Sugar Crush fans!

The other body sprays are: Original Pink, Fruitigo, Mist You Madly and Orangeasm.

Read more of my reviews on Soap&Glory here.

Are you a fan of Sugar Crush? 
Keep your eyes peeled for more NEW S&G products launching in the next few weeks!


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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Featured On Laura Ashley's Website

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Laura Ashley Pink Handbag*

Last week, I was tidying up my wardrobe and pulled out several pink handbags, I've got 6 in total, all of which are similar shades of pink! Nobody needs that many pastel pink handbags, but I actually didn't even realise I had so many because I only wear pastel coloured accessories in the warmer months to go with my more Summery outfits, otherwise it's a black satchel all year round for me! When I say 'warmer months', what I really mean is the couple of weeks of the year where the weather is proper nice and sunny - which explains why most of my bags gets neglected as it's shoved at the bottom of my wardrobe for the majority of the year!

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The digital team at Laura Ashley asked me to pick a bag for a blog feature they were putting together and without realising I had so many pale pink handbags, I gravitated towards this cross-body envelope bag in the colour... you guessed it... PINK! Unlike the other ones, though, this is quite a good size so I will be making the most of this! 

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If you pop over to the Laura Ashley blog, you can read the full feature!

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Monday, 20 April 2015

Beauty News: New Products From Zoeva

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Zoeva are one of the hottest brand in the beauty industry right now and they're pretty much dominating with their high quality signature brush sets. They're becoming a cult classic and I think that every beauty fan has their eyes on a Zoeva brush set, I know I have! But apart from their brushes, what else has Zoeva got in store? Here are some of their latest releases:

1. Zoeva Rose Golden Brush Set Volume 2, £55
When Zoeva launched the original Rose Golden brush set, I thought these were the most beautiful make-up brushes I've ever seen. A couple of months ago, they followed this up with a 'volume 2' set which I think looks even better than the original! The set contains 8 brushes for all the essentials, and it comes with a rose gold clutch bag to store your brushes in.

2. Zoeva Luxe Cream Lipsticks (new shades for Spring), £7.50 each
These lipsticks are creamy and have a high pigmentation. Formulated with a nourishing blend of ivy elixr, mallow and elderflower to nourish and moisturise your lip. There are three new shades for Spring and they are: 

- Pop Stitch: Bright and vibrant fuchsia pink
- Cross My Heart: Rich dark wine red
- One Wish: Deep plum violet

3. Zoeva Bamboo Brush Set Volume 2, £55
Another irresistible set but this time it's made of eight vegan brushes crafted from three renewable materials; Soft vegan taklon hair, bamboo wood and golden coloured aluminium ferrules for a spot of eco luxe. This set comes with a bag to store your brushes in and a brush holder too.

4. Zoeva Rose Golden Eyeshadow Palette, £15
This Rose Golden Palette consists of ten eyeshadows in metallic, satin and matte finishes. I'm really surprised to learn that this entire palette only cost £15, and from the swatches I've seen on the site, they look really rich in colour.

Are you loving Zoeva as much as I am at the moment?
Do you own a set of brushes from Zoeva?


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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Models Own HyperGel - New Shades For Spring

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Models Own HyperGel Nail Polish (Shade: Cerise Shine)*
£4.99

Gel effect nail polishes are all the rage these days and I've well and truly jumped on that bandwagon because in my eyes, when it comes to nail polish, the shinier the better! As you can see from the photo above, Models Own HyperGel gives a beautiful, super glossy finish, it's impressive!

I have it in the shade Cerise Shine, which is actually a colour from the original collection which launched last year. I can't comment on the other shades in the HyperGel collection because I have found Models Own formulas to be quite hit and miss depending on which shade you go for, but Cerise Shine is smooth and opaque making it a dream to apply. It's non-streaky and you only need one or two coats. I don't know why but it never feels right to apply just one coat so I went for two to get the full coverage!

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It was touch-dry in a about 2 minutes and I could apply the second coat after 5 minutes. It was chip resistant for 4-5 days but the shine did fade a bit. I didn't apply a top coat because it didn't look like I needed to but I would recommend using a glossy top coat to seal the polish and make the shine last longer. I really love the Essie top coats for a high shine, they dry so quickly too.

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Models Own HyperGel launched last year, and they have added 10 new shades as part of the Spring collection. I quite like the look of Tropical Green and Caribbean Crush - they will look AMAZING in the Summer time! No UV is required and you can achieve that gel effect nails in ten minutes in the comfort of your own home! You can find HyperGel at Boots and ASOS, and retails at £4.99 per bottle and comes in a total of 31 shades!

Which shade will you be going for?

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