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26 July 2014

Kiehls Creme de Corps

Kiehls Creme de Corps

Kiehls Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey

Hey lovelies, Now I'm a sucker for Kiehl's. And I hate to admit I fall for their 'non advertising' every time. Just show me a sale assistant in a white coat, who must know what they are talking about, and products thats don't have fancy packaging. This just shows to me Kiehl's focus on the quality of their products, not marketing. This week I picked up some sample sizes at my local concession, and I just couldn't resist sharing them. 

Crème de Corps is ah-mazing. Just to put it simply. There is no other way to describe this bottle, it's so gentle, yet has helped with some of my mild eczema and dry skin patches on my body. Absorbing easily and quickly is an understatement, its literally feels like I've put nothing on, yet my skin feel like I've bathed in milk. I would say within 10-15 days my skin was much much softer. It also smells natural, like its come from the materials used to make it.

This is whipped consistency, hence the name I'm guessing, and this has more of a body butter texture than the original.  Nothing against body butters but they do take a while to massage into my skin, and while that is fine during the summer, I do not want to be standing there for a extra 15 minutes moisturising in the colder months, so pretty much most months in England. The smell is also slightly sweeter than the original Creme de Corps, but not at all over powering, just a very gentle honey scent almost. 

I also loved that my hands felt moisturised the entire day after using both of these. I am way to lazy to re-apply moisturiser throughout the day so my hands have been grateful too. Pricey? Yeah. But a little goes a long way, and that it was able to take care of the dry skin I’ve been fighting against for goodness knows how long, so it will make worthwhile to me. No, I am not picking my favourite, I am in love with them both. And who said you can't have two true loves? 

Have you tried any of the Kiehls Creme de Corps?

24 July 2014

Playing Tourist

Hever Castle, Kent - Childhood Home of Anne Boleyn
Hever Castle, Kent - Castle Grounds
Hever Castle, Kent - Garden Grounds
Hey lovelies. Now cast your mind back to January, and like everyone I did my blogging resolutions for 2014. And one was to post more lifestyle posts, so erm, I have obviously completely failed at that. I can't even ask for a high five for my attempt...but last week I played tourist and decided that the day and photos were just too lovely not too share. I visited a place that is stupidly near to where I live, yet never visited - Hever Castle. For those who don't know much about it, and I didn't till I went, its the childhood home of Anne Boleyn Queen of England, and one (the second) of King Henry VIII wives.

Anyway, I won't bore you with a history lesson, and I just got that off Wiki anyway, but just look how stunning the grounds are. I could live in a castle quite nicely I reckon, and it has given me the castle bug. I am on my tourist mission to visit all the castles I can, tour guide and all!

Have you been to Hever Castle, or any other castles that I can visit? 

23 July 2014

Loreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara

Loreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara Review

Loreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara

Hey beauts. In any of my mascara posts if I ever say I want/need a volumising mascara I can guarantee I'll get quite a few comments telling me try the Loreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara. And I always feel so rude saying, well yes I have, when I've not even done a review on it. But today that stops, even if my poor tube looks like its been in the wash several times, which it hasn't of course, but I think this just shows how much I've used the Volume Million Lashes, and just how the review might go...

I love L'Oreal, and its no secret, their False Lash Flutter Mascara is one of my ultimate hughstreet mascaras, but the Loreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara seems to be more popular in the beauty world. This mascara is slightly different than your average as it has a in-built excess wiper removes excess mascara for no clumps and the 'millionizer' brush separates lashes for a fanned out lash look.

Loreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara Wand

Loreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara

The excess wiper removes well, excess mascara. Within the first sweep I immediately noticed a difference to the length and definition in my lashes, so even in the rushed morning I can still get great results with this mascara. I always find with this mascara that I get just the right amount of mascara on the wand to achieve maxed up volume, but with no overload and no clumps. If you're not such a fan of big wands, you might make a mess with the bottom lashes, but I haven't made that much of a mess. And I can get mascara everywhere. But the tiny bristles do come in handy as a lash comb and helps me separate my often overloaded lashes.

However, I find that wands like this are better for lengthening lashes. They don’t seem to be as effective with volumizing. We will leave plusher wands for that task I think. Saying that, I have obviously used this mascara no end, and I can't fault the smooth, smudge-free formula and the absence of flakes throughout the day. Oh L'Oreal, you are the Queen of high street mascaras. 

Loreal Volume Million Lashes - £10.99 from Boots

Have you tried the Loreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara?