Thursday, 31 October 2013


so the last thing i wanted to get another piece from the lush Xmas collection 2013 was the orange jelly soap.
you can find it on line or in store
                                                   £3.40 for 100g
                                                   £8.50 for 250g,

the piece i received when it came out last month had the jelly on top.this is good to run through the ends of the hair or swiping over the body as you get out the shower so it moisturises the body.
i have been waiting for a new soap to reach inshore one that was strong on scent,
as this is a non creamy base soap its not as lathering but it oozes fresh orange,made from freshly squeezed Brazilian oranges,orange oil,and fresh slices set in jelly on top.the problem is the jelly is so unset it slides everywhere and fills the staff face with horror when asked to slice.
i only wanted a bulk standard slice thankfully with no jelly to wrap up and stash for warmer months.
orange jelly soap.


This year as part of there  limited edition  Halloween collection. LUSH have reincarnated this years mumkin bubble bar and put him into his Halloween costume,
cue cute little orange pumkin.
pumkin has a ylang ylang and orange flower absolute oils.and smells like there figs and leaves soap.
this little pumkin gives out lots of bubbles and lovely orange water.
 yours for only. £2,75 online or from your local shop.

be quick as he is limited edition he won't be along for much longer.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

nailLACQUER LOVE uk first nail subscription box.


 so the UK has finally got a nail polish subscription all to itself.nail  LACQUERLOVE  by SO SUSAN.
its about time the UK got in on this kind of box as they are so popular overseas.
nailLACQUER LOVE BOX consists of 4  full size polishes.9ml. and all for the cost of £14.75 including p&p. UK only.
you can find it here to read and sub.

SO Susan delivers cutting edge cosmetics straight to your door each month.
each month the months colour choice of  polish will be previewed on line for you to see,if you like it you do nothing and it will wing itself to your door a few days later.
if you don't fancy it ,you can skip a month or gift to a friend.

inside the NAIL LACQUER LOVE  BOX, you will find 4 polishes. 3 of which will be from the 4 free range.
which are,*no DBP
                *no TOLUENE
                *no FORMALDEHYDE
                *no FORMALDEHYDE RESIN.

in this months box we have been treated to 4 polishes all from the 4 free range.
these polishes are meant to be high pigment,chip free, high shine,quick drying,and enriched with rose hip fruit oil to moisturise and strengthen nails and cuticles.
the polishes are cruelty free and free from animal testing and animal by product parabens and sulfate free,
L-R silverclouds,pink guava,raspberry,mimosa.

so to the polishes ,these are from the A/W RANGE.
NO 26- SILVER CLOUDS,a lovely lilac shimmery pale purple.

NO 21-PINK GUAVA, a bright cerise pink shade,very bold.

NO17-RASPBERRY,deep red,bright and bold ,blood red.

NO12- MIMOSA,pastel pink this is very very pale,but looked fab painting over white polish.
all these polishes today were in fact from the 4free range.

also included in the box was a product from there sister company jelly pong pong,
2-1 eyeliner /eye shadow in shade steal.a lovely pencil that work well if blended for shadow,but is fine enough for intricate drawing on the eyeliner.

so this is my review of the first SO SUSAN- NAIL LACQUER subscription box.and i like how it has come,and will be trying over the next few months to see how it goes,
have you tried this out yet.or has it got you interested ,the fact you can skip a month or gift to a friend or maybe hold a competition is a great bonus.let me know your thoughts on this box.

Friday, 25 October 2013

LOCCITANE shea butter shop

so i needed to grab some of the limited edition violet range which is only around for a limited period.
I've been waiting to get my hands on this range since  trialling the shop samples they were given.

so my list to go shopping with was violet body cream and violet hand cream.

LOCCITANE violet hand cream.30g £8.00
Shea butter a gentle and subtle violet scent,
i love the LOCCITANE hand creams as they are so moisturising and soothing with no greasy after feeling.yes i have absolutely loads of there hand creams ,in every scent going i can't help them,

LOCCITANE violet body cream. 100ml.£16.
25%Shea butter.,this ultra rich ,smooth cream nourishes and protects the skin is smooths in so well with no dragging or greasy after effects.the violet scent lingers on the skin in a subtle way not strongly.this violet scent is a little sweet not full on flowery.

OK i know i said i was going in for 2 items but.

the autumn limited edition hand cream tin collection.iconic Shea cream in new scents.
30ml- passionate jasmine Shea hand cream,
30ml- loving rose Shea hand cream,
30ml- subtle violet Shea hand cream.

also while i was in there i came across this,
as i like body sugar scrubs i thought i would try their scrub.

LOCCITANE one minute hand scrub, 100ml.£13.
organic exfoliating brown sugar is a gentle scrub.used to get rid of dead skin cells.hard skin.
this scrub includes Shea butter,sweet almond and grape seed oils.
this is a lovely hand scrub and also good for  getting those winter feet ready .

my goodies from my 2 item shop.

 at present in store when you spend so much on Shea products you get to choose a Shea bag for free.
i chose the purple set.
inside the bag is
ultra rich shower gel 75ml.
contains 5 %Shea butter. rich softening and moisturising .

ultra rich lotion,75ml.
contains 15%Shea butter.nourishes and protects and gives 24hr protection.

milk extra gentle soap,100g,
vegetable soap with Shea butter,lathers well and helps the natural moisture balance.

ultra gentle moisturiser 10ml.
8%Shea butter,fragrance free.used to strengthen and protect the skin all year round.use on face and neck.

dry skin hand cream 10ml.
20%Shea butter keep you hands soft and nourished  with our hand cream.

so a good shop with some added extras to try out.also with every shop you get your samples free so i got the hair shampoo,conditioner and hair mask to try out.
next week the new perfumes come out .

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

oh! organics, melissa range.


hello and welcome to my oh! organics, review.
now i won a competition held on and via BATTLE OF THE BOXES group on Facebook and oh! organics for these lovely products.
i have been using the products daily to really give them a road test of sorts and they have nearly all been used up.
oh! organics is a natural organic company based in Cardiff wales in the UK.
they base there products on the natural front and make them in small batches ,the set i received was the Melissa range.
oh!organic Melissa range.

oh!Melissa moisturiser 60ml.
with infusions of lemon balm plants,cocoa butter,mango butter,infused in sweet almond this oh!organics have added kiwi seed borage,thistle seed ,jojoba oils.
the essential oils in the Melissa range are Melissa,geranium,jasmine,lemongrass,neroli,
all these help maintain the skin and balance it out.

oh!Melissa moisturiser.

oh!Melissa toner. 50ml.
a light and refreshing gentle scented alcohol free toner.
this toner is made from flower waters,made from distilled extractions of essential oils.
added to these are lemon balm,geranium,orange flower water,witch hazel, can use this on a cotton pad after cleansing or feel free to spritz over your face anytime.
oh!Melissa toner.
trio of lip balms.
these are made in small batches as well.natural organic ingredients and vegetarian approved,there vegan range uses wax from candelilla shrub a native from new Mexico.
these balms are blended with aloe butter and sweet almond oil.the flavours i got were.
tangerine- vitamin A,B,C,E,B12,FOLIC ACID
Mandarin-Mandarin essential oils.
raspberry-raspberry flavouring,
these glided on so well and was also so moisturising i have kept one back purely for the really cold wet and windy weather when it arrives.
oh!organics vegan lip balms

so overall i really enjoyed using these products and loved the chance to use skin is feeling lovely and soft and the scent lingered on me for hours.i will buy again and also my try there soaps they also produce,the moisturiser sank into the skin well and left it feeling non greasy,it perked my skin up .
i would also say thank you to Gaynor at BATTLE OF THE BOXES for getting us all to enter the competition and thank oh!organics for the prize,loved it.
you  can find oh!organics here natural and organic products take a look.
or on facebook here,

Monday, 21 October 2013


so my October Glossybox arrived the other week.i was going by the theme of
                                                                      dark romance
so when i was waiting for my box to arrive i was thinking blacks ,plums,purples,Gothics,dark themes.
on opening my box. OH BOY WAS I WRONG.
i put my box away and not looked at it since.i thought i was so underwhelmed by it,but since others have posted and commented i feel I'm not the only one.

so i decided to go back to my box and re look at it in another  go.
I'm still not impressed as in the theme as it is just a poor box.either they got lost in there thinking or what.but nothing screams DARK ROMANCE,i was expecting a lip product ,a nail product, for an instance.
i also think the picture they posted everywhere of the front page of there glossy page was rather misleading as others have pointed out.
so here is my box.
MEMEME cherubs blush  12ml full size £5.50
a cheek and lip stain,use 2 coats.and long lasting.
KATY PERRY killer queen fragrance  1.5ml. 
i got this in the miss glossy box  so really didn't want another and had un ticked on my profile.
has notes of plum,wild berry,bergamot,praline,jasmine.
MONU,illuminating primer,  20ml. paraben free,vitamin E ,this is a light primer which can be used on its own as a tinted moisturiser,or under make -up.
PREMAE,multi vit smoothie sérum,  20ml. 
allergen free brand.this serum is good for combination skin,and added grape seed gives a matte and shine free look.
VITA LIBERATA ,latte illuminating skin finish, 2x 30ml.
SPF 25,medium bronzing cream,
so this is my box and  i still don't feel any wow,I'm sorry but this is a thumbs down this month.
this month glossy magazine was lacking interesting articles as well ,usually a good read.

Sunday, 20 October 2013


October Birchbox

my October Birchbox arrived a fair few days ago and i just got round to actually looking and sampling it out.
I'm impressed with this months box,
you can find Birchbox here.
you get 4-5 products in a box

here is my box.
birchbox contents

LAURA MERCIER,tinted moisturiser. in nude 14.7ml.
this lightweight coloured cream has an spf20 , contains anti-oxidants and vitamins.
i thought this would be so dark on me as I'm so fair skinned but once blended in is workable.
Laura mercier tinted moisturiser.
DR BRANDT microdermabrasion skin exfoliant, 7.5g,
for use on all skin types ,i have used some others in the collection by this company and been impressed ,so this is being used in the morning at present.brightens the skin and reduces fine lines and discolouration.
dr Brandt microdermabrashion exfoliant.
KMS CALIFORNIA silk sheen styling cream,  50ml.
provides heat resistant protection,and control,warm between your hands to use to get the heat started.
kms silk sheen
THE BALM COSMETICS,,stainiac, 1.2ml.
this 2-1 products has a lovely brush sponge applicator, added to the lips or the cheeks gives a gentle flushed look.
the balm cosmetics stainiac.
DR LIPP, nipple balm for lips. 3ml.
the original nipple cream,that is used as a lip balm.
as much as i love this product they have been in so many boxes of late i have too many now,
dr lipp nipple balm,

ULTRADEX- wire free interdental brushes,  full size pack of 30.
gentle cleans between the teeth.anti bacterial,cleaning and whitening.
complete with travel case.
ultradex wire free interdental brushes.

3 large sachets,all purpose skin cream,made from 6  natural ingredients.
this cream once rubbed turns into a cream. its like a few on the market and can be used as a balm.
Egyptian magic cream

so another good box.
one thing i missed was my birchbox magazine,instead we have a few cards and its not the same.i do miss flicking through the pages reading the magazine.

Saturday, 19 October 2013


October souk souk box
my October souk souk box has arrived ,
and at the same time we can safely say hello autumn,
souk souk you will find in your little green box 5 products organic or and natural.
these boxes are monthly and newly started are limited addition boxes as well.
the little green box is £10 a month.
find souksouk little green box

intelligent nutrients harmonic shampoo  60 ml. £8.00
from the original founder of aveda,this antioxidant,anti-ageing,non toxic,colour safe shampoo is certified organic,no sulphates,paragons,phthalates,synthetic fragrances.
great for use on coloured hair,leaves a minty scent not too strong.

intelligent nutrients harmonic shampoo
intelligent nutrients harmonic conditioner  60ml, £8.00
designed to be used with the shampoo,apart from the minty scent the conditioner also contains intellimune seed oil complex.which nourishes and conditions hair and scalp.

intelligent nutrients harmonic conditioner
bareskin beauty radiance face serum, 15ml. £5.40
this serum is made with high antioxidants,nutrients,which encourage collagen and elastin,
powerful boost of vitamins and minerals and fatty acids.contains jojoba oil,buriti oil, sea buckthorn oil,evening primrose oil,neroli oil.
bareskin beauty radiance face serum,
Avril nail lacquer in hot chocolate 7ml. £3.99
a 7 -free varnish,free from paragons,formaldehyde,phthalates,toluene,xylene,camphor and rosin,
a lovely chocolate brown shade for the autumn.
Avril bail lacquer hot chocolate

sweet Cecily's almond and avocado face cream,  sample 10 ml.
handmade in Yorkshire,all natural and free from paraben, and preservatives, rich in vitamin A,D,E, nourishes the skin lovely and smells wonderful too.
sweet Cecily's almond and avocado face cream
of course in every green box you get the little green magazine filled with all the interesting gossip and tips and low down on products,a great little read.
so another good box this month.

Thursday, 17 October 2013


this box ships from  Singapore. for $27.00

first love beauty a way of getting beauty products from Korea and japan monthly.
you get to  try - total surprise,
                        -flexi surprise,
                       -or ask if you want some certain products.

this box i went for total surprise,as it was a best way to get to try various things,
it includes 6 full size.and includes a mix of skincare,makeup,bath,special extra products.  all from Korea,japan,Europe.
it all arrives via air mail very quickly.

for fragrance they chose a non liquid option for me ,
a french brand in a solid stick form, comes in a lovely box,and scented in mango.

sweet fruit village hand cream,in orange and lemon,this was the summer scent for 2013.

pink cotton candy mineral highlighter,
this is the Korean company's latest and newest product.creates a 3 dimensional effect for the face,when you used soft brush.

INNISFREE,Eco nails.
nail polish in 105 pink and white glitter.
nail polish in 125 purple blue glitter.
 all glitters based in a clear base.

this cherry blossom and green tea scents are only available in japan and can be purchased in Korea and Taiwan.

a Korean skincare make up brand, a sample of improve my skin.fermentation creams,
using fermentation technology absorbs well.improves skin, cover your hands for the warmth to kick in to increase absorption.

waterfull pure essence mask sheet. leave for 20-30 Min's,

lumilayer primer,
glowing skin, perfecting lasting foundation.SPF 25, doesn't feel greasy.

a skin refresher,toner,sweet smile soothing moisturising cream,a high end skin care from LG Korea.

this is a white ginseng brightening mask,
beads of ginseng for exfoliation as you rub in,use after cleansing.

effective and popular skincare, gentle lifting facial foam cleanser.

Super volcanic pore clay mask.

Leaders insolution
Gentle foaming cleanser

Sweet smile 
Soft creamy moisturising cream

and a little extra added 
Korean gift to go on my keys.

And this is the menu sheet. I love the packaging and  stickers.