Monday, 3 December 2012

Next Perfume Gift Idea

Next recently bought out some new products and unfortunately I couldn't make the event but I was kindly sent some products from the range. I must admit some things didn't impress me but this perfume in New York would be a perfect Christmas present to give or receive. I would describe the scent as quite floral but sweet at the same time.

It is described on the website as "A radiant, white floral fragrance with elegant jasmine and sun-kissed orange blossom. In spiring and cosmopolitan, this blend captivates and
engages the senses."

For only £12 for a 100ml bottle I think this really is a bargain. It lasts on the skin an average time for an eau de parfum, about 3-4 hours. I also think the bottle looks really good out on display as it is a simple classic bottle.

I will hopefully have a DIY post up tomorrow if I can get pictures taken in daylight 

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Megan xx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Liz Earle Christmas Crackers

I don't know about you, but I love Christmas dinner. In fact sitting round the table with my family wearing stupid hats and reading the worst jokes in the world is one of the best parts of my day. However saying that nothing in the Christmas crackers is very interesting so imagine my joy when Liz Earle sent me a Liz Earle Christmas crack set with 6 crackers each containing a deluxe sample size of a Liz Earle product.

In the crackers are:
30ml Cleanse and polish with muslin cloth
30ml instant boost skin tonic
30ml orange flower hand wash
15ml hand repair
30ml mens face and body wash
15ml after shaving moisturiser 

If I have done the maths correctly if you bought all of these mini products individually it would cost £32.75 so having them in gorgeous packaging for (a smaller price at the moment) a couple of £'s more isn't a bad deal. I think these are going to be a great addition to my Christmas dinner and i'm already looking forward to pulling them with my family!

This set is normally £35 but until the 5th December Liz Earle are offering it for £28! You can buy it from here.

What do you think of beauty crackers? Do you prefer traditional crackers?

Megan xx

Luxbox Review | October 2012

The October Luxbox had a few issues getting to me and a few other people. To cut a long story short I only received mine 2 days ago, a month late! There is no November box as Luxbox have been taken over by a different company, hopefully for the best. 

Anyway the October box did not impress me very much. Although 4 of the 6 products are full sized I only like one product and even that isn't amazing.

Tan Organic tan erase exfoliator full size £12 
This is my favourite thing from the box although I don't find it particularly better than the average exfoliating gloves.

Tan organic fake tan full size £19.95
 I'm not a tanning person really so this product doesn't really float my boat!

Tan organic tanning mitt full size (obviously) £4.50 
Again I don't really fake tan but compared to mitts i've used before this looks very similar.

Kimia rejuvenating facial system sample-unknown/full size-£74 
 In this tiny set you get a serum and a facial oil. I have tried both and haven't really noticed much difference but to be honest with skincare you need a decent sample size to tell if it works/makes a difference to your skin.

Models Co. black eyeliner full size £15
I have tried this eyeliner before and really disliked it, I think it was because of my sensitive eyes. Anyway I havent even opened the one from this box because of my past experience with it.

This honestly wasn't the box for me but everyone isn't going to be happy with every box. It is definately good value though with the box being worth over £50. I also think having 3 products from the same brand was a bit annoying because my favourite thing about beauty boxes is that I get to try 5 (normally) new brands each time but that didn't happen this time.

Are you subscribed to any beauty boxes?

Megan xx

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Christmas Posts

As I really love Christmas and always love watching the Vlogmas videos on Youtube I have decided to do some Christmas related posts on my blog. I will be blogging about anything  Christmas related whether that is decorations, baking and food, gift ideas and DIY posts there will definitely be something for everyone.

If you have any Christmas post requests please leave a comment with them below.

Megan xx

Guest Post From LucyyWrites

Soap & Glory | The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser | Review

Hi to all Megan's followers, I'm Lucy and I blog over at LucyyWrites. Megan kindly asked if I would guest post for her and I of course accepted, I adore Megan's blog. I'm a huge skincare addict, I'm always trying out new products to defeat my dry-very dry skin type. I picked up Soap & Glory's hot cloth cleanser earlier on this year. They had an offer on and I was keen to find a drugstore hot cloth cleanser that actually worked!

Soap & Glory is another popular brand in the beauty blogging world, you'll find S&G in your local Boots stores. Originally just body care they now have a  fairly large skin care line as well as a more recent makeup range. The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser retails at £10 for a 100ml tube. Like most hot cloth cleansers the formula is a very thick, highly concentrated white cream, packed with panthenol, sweet almond, orange and lavender oils. Sounds perfect for dry skin, right?

Not sure how to use a hot cloth cleanser? Take a generous amount of the cleanser and divide between your finger tips. Next massage all over your face, don't forget to use product on your neck too. Apply a warm, damp muslin cloth over your face and relax. S&G provide you with one, it has pink edging - very cute! After 5-10 minutes dampen your cloth and press the cleanser off. 

 I usually can't fault Soap & Glory but this hot cloth cleanser is another pointless product out there, just like the No7 version. Maybe hot cloth cleansers aren't for me, I see raved reviews out there but I see no difference in my skin. After just one use I knew I'd hate this product, after a few more I gave up. It melts most of your makeup away, I'll give it that. But it doesn't leave my skin feeling amazing, smooth or nourished, nor did it do anything for my pores. It also smells like sudocream? For a product that contains almond and lavender oils, along with being from S&G I expect it to smell a lot nicer! Sorry Soap & Glory but I was not one wash away from an amazing face. You did however make incredibly cute packaging as usual.

Disclaimer: purchased with my own pennies!