Ole Henriksen Empower Foaming Cleanser

This January I have been giving a new cleanser a whirl. Not because I’m unhappy with my go-to favourites from Tropic Skincare and Lush, but just for a change and because I love the brand Ole Henriksen and have always enjoyed their products in the past. Empower foaming milk cleanser is created with arctic cloudberry … Continue reading Ole Henriksen Empower Foaming Cleanser

Lush Christmas: Cranberry Face Mask

As always there has been a lot of excitement about the Lush Christmas range. I generally avoid all of the quirkiest products even though they look so pretty and festive, but when I went in to buy one of their fresh face masks I couldn’t resist choosing their limited edition festive one – Cranberry. This … Continue reading Lush Christmas: Cranberry Face Mask

How to Remove Gel Nail Polish

If you’re a fan of gel/shellac nails but don’t enjoy ruining your nails by picking them off and/or paying to have a nail technician remove them properly, here’s an at-home guide for removing them yourself. What you’ll need: Pure acetone (not just acetone nail polish)Foil cut into squaresCotton wool balls or pads cut into small … Continue reading How to Remove Gel Nail Polish

Pre-Holiday Beauty Treatments

Our summer holiday was very late this year (we’ve just got back), so apologies for the September holiday posts! Anyway, I wanted to talk about the two beauty treatments that I only ever have when it’s holiday time, because whilst I can’t justify the cost on a regular basis I think they are more than worth the … Continue reading Pre-Holiday Beauty Treatments

Kiss the Moon – After Dark Face Oil

As the pretty name would suggest, Kiss the Moon is all about getting a good night’s sleep. They are a Yorkshire-based company with a small but perfectly-formed collection of bath and face oils, all designed to “get you in the right frame of mind for sleep” with skin-soothing ingredients and aromatherapy oils. I’d never heard … Continue reading Kiss the Moon – After Dark Face Oil

Tropic Skincare Exfoliating Cleansing Block

My love affair with Tropic Skincare is continuing. Their gorgeous products are all vegan, natural and cruelty-free, and I think they’re so luxurious and lovely. I’ve even discovered a spa in Manchester that uses Tropic skincare products in their treatments, because as they say, “they’re the best!” And the latest product I’ve been using is … Continue reading Tropic Skincare Exfoliating Cleansing Block

Friday Favourites

I love reading people’s “favourites” posts, and because it was my birthday last week and I’ve got loads of current new faves (which are inevitably my lovely birthday gifts) I thought it was a great idea for a new post!... This teapot chalkboard will make a cute addition to my kitchen, and I’ll be using … Continue reading Friday Favourites

Hair Strength from Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell is one of my absolute favourite salon haircare brands (if you want to know why, just read this article about their decision not to sell into the Chinese market), and as I’m growing my hair I decided to invest in some products from the Paul Mitchell Strength range to help keep my longer hair in great … Continue reading Hair Strength from Paul Mitchell

Sunshield Superfluid: SPF50 Skin Protection

As someone with very pale skin I think it is really important to protect my skin from the sun all year round and now the sun has started to shine I have started to add extra protection underneath my SPF15 BB cream - this Make Yourself Youthful: Sunshield Superfluid SPF50+ from Soap & Glory. I was … Continue reading Sunshield Superfluid: SPF50 Skin Protection

#BlogForBunnies – My Top Ten Cruelty-Free Beauty Buys!

Today is the start of #Becrueltyfree week and I’m joining loads of other bloggers by supporting the #BlogForBunnies campaign and helping to raise awareness of cosmetics animal testing. I shop cruelty free because animal testing is both sad and pointless.  Around 100,000 animals suffer each year to test cosmetics, and these tests are pretty much … Continue reading #BlogForBunnies – My Top Ten Cruelty-Free Beauty Buys!