Sunday, 30 August 2015

B. Pure Micellar Water

B. Pure Micellar Water Review
Hi Lovelies
For me it took a while to actually try Micellar water as I thought it would only be a fad.  I eventually decided to try micellar water to see what all the fuss was about after seeing more and more of them on the market and beauty bloggers giving them such good reviews so I thought why the heck not give them a go. I decided to try one for myself and I eventually found a cruelty free and vegan option which is this B. Pure Micellar water available at Superdrug online and in store for £4.99.
 
So what is it?
B. Pure Micellar water is a 3 in 1 cleanser that dissolves impurities with one sweep. The benefits of this are it cleanses, tones and refreshes the skin and is perfect for taking makeup off. Its a simple application by applying to a cotton pad and sweeping across your face and the good thing is that they is no need to wash it off. B. Skincare is cruelty free and all products I have seen are vegan.
 
My Thoughts
I have used this whole product up now and was pleasantly surprised on how well it works as I usually just use makeup remover wipes but most of the time they didn't remove all makeup very well but after using this with a cotton pad it left virtually no makeup left on my face at all and was not irritating on my very sensitive skin, as this product has no fragrance as far as I can tell. This bottle is 150ml and lasted me 2 months of using everyday so its very good value for money. The only slight problem is sometimes it can be a bit hard to get this product out of the bottle but then again its better than going all over the place ha-ha.
 
 
What is your favourite skincare product?
Melissa x
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Friday, 28 August 2015

Yankee Candle Midsummer's Night

Yankee Candle Midsummers Night Review
Hi Lovelies
No matter what time of year it is from the hottest long days in summer time to the coldest nights in  winter, I just love having candle lit on my mantle as they are something that is very homely and warming for me, so it explains why you will see many candles on my blog as they make my house a home and make it smell wonderful.
For me Yankee Candles are one of the best candles out their as they is so many candle fragrances to choose from and they are so long lasting, so well worth the money.
Yankee Candle Midsummer's Night Review
Midsummer's Night Yankee Candle caught my eye while shopping on my birthday as it reminds me of the play written by William Shakespeare 'Midsummers Night Dream' I must admit I am a big fan of Shakespeare so the name really did sell it to me for this and I paid £8.99 for a small jar candle.
 
I love the design of this candle and once I got it home I really wished I got the larger jar as it looks fabulous on my mantle. The candles scent it very strong but not overpowering and has a masculine scent of Musk, Patchouli, sage and mahogany cologne and wow that combination of scents is just gorgeous and reminds me of my husband when he's wearing perfume. This candle has a burn time of between 25-40 hours and I think I have used mine up near 40 hours so no complaints their.
 
Overall super happy with this candle and really wish I bought a larger candle as its gone now unfortunately but I am tempted to re buy it again. I am now looking forward to Yankee Candles themed candles for Halloween and Christmas, YAY!
 
What is your favourite Yankee Candle?
 
Melissa x
 
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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Lush End of Summer Haul

Lush bubble bars
Hi Lovelies
I can honestly say lush is one of my all time favourite shops, every time I go shopping uptown or to a shopping centre its one of my favourite shops to go into for so many reasons. I just love the smell of the shop is enough to invite me to go into the shop and everything in the shop is displayed beautifully and labelled to perfection so its easy to see what is what products are and of course how much a product is.
Lush is a cruelty free brand and lots of its products are Vegan and labelled very clearly so its easy to see. The company promote charities and of course are 100% against animal testing as you can see on their website. 
 
So what did I end up buying this time you ask? 
 
Lush packaging
The Experimenter ( £3.95 ) 
Bath Bomb
Vegan
This looks like the gobstopper  from the early 1971 film Willy Wonka! The design is very fun and the colours are very bright and beautiful. The scent of this smells amazing.
Intergalactic (£3.95)
Bath Bomb
Vegan
This looks gorgeous and is galaxy inspired of course. This has the most amazing peppermint scent and I can't wait to try it.
   Pink Flamingo (£5.95)
Bubble Bar
Vegan
I just love flamingo everything and just had to have this! I just love its retro design and its vibrant pink and orange colour.  This is a bubble bar and can be used more then once. 
 
What have you bought from Lush lately ?
Melissa x
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Floral Monsoon Dress

Monsoon dressmonsoon dress
Dress - Monsoon / Leggings - Asda / Flamingo socks - Asda / Shoes - Matalan
 
Hi Lovelies
Its been a while since I posted a fashion post as I don't think I am the most fashionable person but sometimes I do like to share my outfits of the day and of course I love my Monsoon dress so much I thought why not?
 
My favourite types of clothes are dresses, long tops and leggings but it can vary, depending of the style of the clothing and also designs too. I recently discovered  monsoon clothing while shopping for an outfit for Eid and luckily at the time they was a sale on and I got this beautiful dress for a bargain of only £17 reduced from £59. I am super happy I found Monsoon as the clothes are perfect for me and they wonderful designs, they may be a bit on the expensive side but I must admit their clothes are very well made, I am looking forward to adding more monsoon clothes to my wardrobe.
 
Melissa x
 
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Sunday, 23 August 2015

Westlab Kids Dead Sea Bath Salts

Hi Lovelies
As a mum of 3 I like to find things on the market that are as natural as possible for bath time as many things on the market today the amount of ingredients is quite astonishing
 
Westlab Kids dead sea bath salts is quite different to what you can find on the market as its as 100% dead sea salts. Westlabs contains genuine sea salts which contains minerals that absorb into the skin. This is product helps to soothe itching and is suitable for skin prone is eczema or psoriasis.
 
What Westlab say benefits of the minerals are:
Magnesium: Helps soothe, protect, balance and repair the skin.
Calcium: Is an anti-oxidant and cell-renewing.
Potassium: Balances the skin's moisture levels.
Bromides: Help relax the muscles.
 
I put this in my girls bath about 3 minutes before the girls, it left no mess and it all dissolved in the water and it was fine on the skin for both of my daughters who are 2 and 3 years old.
 
£3.99
-Suitable for infants over 3 months old
-Genuine high and quality sea salts
-Soothing and softening for dry, itchy skin
-Suitable for Psoriasis and Eczema.
 
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Melissa x
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Saturday, 22 August 2015

My Top 5 Red Lipsticks

my top 5 red lipsticks
 Hi Lovelies!
I have many lipsticks but a shade I love the most has to be a red lipstick! I just love red lipsticks as they are so classy looking and remind me of retro movies and the beautiful Marilyn Monroe.
I am not usually picky on what type of red lipstick is such as the variations of red and of course if its matte or a shimmer finish, I love them all but I prefer the mattes during the autumn and winter months and the opposite with the spring and summer months.

 I have chosen these 5 above as they have to be my all time favourite red lipsticks I have used so far.
My blog is cruelty free but I do have 2 lipsticks in this list who are unfortunately not as they are mac and L'Oreal but I have had them over a year now.
Butter London Lippy in Macbeth ( TK Max Find)
I got this lovely liquid lipstick in my local TK Max for the bargain price of only £4 and I am so happy I found it as its the most glossy lipstick ever and isn't to bright either. Its a long lasting liquid lipstick and doesn't budge easily. I just love the name of butter London products and the name of this lipstick is just perfect, I love it.
L'Oreal Collection Exclusive by Blake True Red ( Mid price Range)
This has to be the most retro red lipstick that I own and such a great value for money at £7. This red is very classy and completes my makeup look in seconds. This lipstick is in a shimmer finish and lasts 6 hours before needing another application.
 MAC Russian Red (Premium Option)
I just love mac lipsticks and this has to be my favourite mac lipstick so far as its a gorgeous bluish red shade and in a lovely shimmer finish. This lipstick maybe a bit on the expensive side but for a treat its a nice choice if you like red lipsticks.
Makeup Revolution Lady ( the £1 bargain)
I love finding fabulous bargains and lady is one of them, at only £1 its a bargain as its a lovely bright red and has an amazing staying power of 4 hours.
Barry M Loud mouth in Tease ( Vegan Option)
This lipstick is very similar to lip gloss in the way it applies but the colour payoff is very intense and such a beautiful red. A little bit goes a long way with this lipstick and is a non messy formula and non greasy too.
from left to right: Tease, Lady, Russian Red, True Red and Macbeth.
 
What is your favourite Red Lipstick?

Melissa x
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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter

soap and glory the righteous butter review
For me skincare is so very important but I do like a bargain and tend to go for affordable but effective options and that's where soap and glory skincare comes in for me as I find this brand luxury at an affordable price. I really do love shopping in boots as they have a good selection of premium and affordable options and not only that having a boots rewards card makes all the difference when I buy things for myself.
 
I usually go to boots once or twice a month, sometimes even more it depends what mood I am in and if I fancy an extra treat. Soap and glory for me is the perfect skincare treat at the most affordable prices and quite a lot of the times the products are on offer. I bought two soap and glory products and I got this the righteous butter for free I the offer so a brilliant offer.
 
soap and glory the righteous butter review
What is it?
Body Butter 300ml
Vegan
£10.50
The righteous butter is a body butter that is enriched with Shea butter, Aloe Vera with the original pink fragrance (it smells gorgeous!) and it is designed to use after having a shower or a bath. 
 
I personally love this body butter and have used it every time after having a shower. The cream itself is very thick which you would think is quite hard to soak into the skin but its quite the opposite and it feels like silk on the skin and amazingly not at all greasy on the skin afterwards. The scent is just divine as usual for soap and glory products they never let me down in the fragrance department. I found the fragrance is long lasting a lasted a good 24 hours.  
 
What is your favourite Soap and Glory Product?
Melissa x
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