Saturday, 28 December 2013

Soap & Glory - Scent Sationalism Review.


Soap & Glory Scent Sationalism Gift Set
Purchased from Boots store costing just £8.50

I really love the gift sets that Soap & Glory put together, especially when Boots put their Christmas offers on hehe. I managed to get my hands on one of the Yule Monty box/bags for Christmas and I'm really enjoying all of the lovely items inside it. Did you manage to get one?

Anyway this gift set contains the famous Mist You Madly - which is quite a sweet scent similar to their righteous body butter. Containing bergamot, blackcurrent, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk. I always carry one of these bottles in my handbag as they are perfect for everyday wear and people always compliment me when I wear it. 
It also contains Girligo, which I've never seen or used before previously. This one is a spray on body moisturiser and it is FABULOUS! I've been using it every day after my bath for the last few days and my skin feels super soft and smells delicious. This one says that it includes bergamot, peach, strawberry, jasmine, mandarin and musk.
Then last but not least we have Glam-a-lot - this one is a more muskier scent to the Mist You Madly, containing a vanilla base with some musk and a sprinkle of flowers. It smells gorgeous and makes you feel like you smell sexy! Made me cringe writing that, but it does haha! 

Each of these bottles holds 100ml of liquid, which i think is really good for the price! The scents and moisturiser last so long on your skin and clothes. They are really worth the money! 


Have you tried any of these sprays before?
What do you tend to use as a light spray?


Chanelle Jade
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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Sleek Blusher - Flushed.




Now this blusher may look a little scary in the pan as it's quite a deep one, but once applied and blended in properly. It works a dream! This is a must have blusher in your collection. 

Sleek are my favourite high street brand when it comes to blushers, bronzer's and their eyeshadows are pretty amazing too.
This blusher gives my NC30 skin tone a natural flush of colour (duuh, it's in the name). The pigmentation is super duper! 
I do have to say that you need to make sure you apply it lightly, as I went in a little heavy handed the first time and ended up looking like a clown hehe. But when I attempted it again after dusting it off, it looked amazing and I've wore it everyday since. I prefer it to the Rose Gold one that everyone raves about. 

I think this blusher would compliment so many skin tones too. If you haven't tried this already then I really do recommend it. The blush was only £4.99 from Superdrug too. Total bargain! I can't rave about it enough. 

Have you tried this blusher before?
Which brand do you prefer when it comes to blushers?


Chanelle Jade
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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The Christmas Tag.

Yay! I finally found a Christmas tag post to take part in thanks to Becki at www.beckiwaters.wordpress.com I haven't seen that many about, which is quite surprising. I love doing these kind of posts and even more so when it involves Christmas :)

What time of the year do you start your Christmas shopping?
I usually start my Christmas shopping in about August as I have so many people to buy for I've got no choice but to start early. My Christmas shopping is usually all online with a couple of family Christmas shopping trips in store too.

Do you have any festive recipes for food or drink you limit solely to the Christmas season to share?
I don't do the cooking on Christmas day so nope. Sorry not sorry.

Tell me how Christmas goes down in your home
Me and my two little brothers get up early, but not too early as my mum and dad don't let us down before 7am! How mean is that? :o So we usually gather on the landing waiting for my dad to say that its ok to come down, then we go into our living room to see what Santa has brought us all this year. Then as the morning goes on my other 3 sisters and brother come to visit with their partners and my nieces and nephew. Christmas morning breakfast is usually sweeties and chocolate hehe. Then we take it in turns every year between my mum and my aunt for Christmas dinner. This usually involves plenty of family games, alcohol, an amazing dinner, playing with the kids and lots of naughty treats. Come tea time we are all ready for a nap so we come home or go into the living room if we are celebrating at home and then we all sit down and watch our favourite Christmas films. I'm looking forward to watching Deathly Hallows part 2 this year.

Do you have any Christmas traditions?
Nothing out the ordinary really. All the family and their partners usually pile at my mums house on Christmas day. We don't do a certain thing every single year, but I do remember having to go to bed really early on Christmas Eve when I were younger. Then my mum, dad and older siblings would have a take away and a few too many drinks and then get in bed at about midnight. Me and my younger siblings were always awake as we couldn't sleep due to excitement.

Do you have a favourite festive coffee?
Definitely the Nescafe Dolce Gusto - Latte Macchiato. We get the Coffee machine out when the colder seasons creep up on us.

What's your favourite Christmas song?
I have a Christmas playlist on my phone :o My favourites would have to be Santa Baby, Driving home for Christmas and All I Want For Christmas Is You.

What do you do on Christmas Eve?
Watch lots of Christmas films with my family and get the kids really excited for Christmas in the morning.

What's your Christmas wrapping strategy? Do you have a strategy?
Make sure you have a sellotape dispenser at the ready, then wrap like you've never wrapped before ;)

What's your dream gift this year?
definitely going with my camera as I've been wanting it for so long. I hope Santa knows how much I want it :)

Describe your Christmas tree. How tall? Real or artificial? How is it decorated?
The main Christmas tree is 6ft tall and has the prettiest decorations on it. I'll just add a picture so you can see for yourselves. We got the Ted Baker - French Bulldog bauble in memory of my little Frenchie that we lost not long ago, so she can still be with us at Christmas.


Do you decorate just the tree or other areas of your house e.g. windows, bannisters?
We decorate our tree in the living room, we also have one in the extension (dog room) and then me, my brother and youngest brother all have one in our bedrooms too. We also put tinsel on the bannister and other random places in the house too, I've always wanted to make a Christmas display, that may be on the cards for next year.

What do you wear to Christmas parties and what do you wear on Christmas day? 
I don't tend to go to Christmas parties that much, but if I do I usually just wear a dress and heels. Nothing sparkly or anything as I'm not really a lover of sequins. Christmas day = Christmas jumpers for us all! I can't wait to see the picture of us all this year as we've all gone OTT.


I tag anyone that hasn't taken part in this tag already :)
I hope you all enjoyed reading my tag as well and I'm wishing you all a...

M e r r C h r i s t m a s
&  A  H a p p y  N e w  Y e a !
 
 
Chanelle Jade
x

Monday, 16 December 2013

It's Only 9 Sleeps Away...

(Pictures were selected at random from Google)

As Christmas is quickly creeping up on us I thought I'd share with you some of the Christmas presents that are on my list this year. I can't believe it's only 9 sleeps away! I'm so excited. Has everyone finished their Christmas shopping? Thankfully I have, but I'll still go out and buy a few little extras knowing me.

Going from left top right starting from the top left hand corner:
Canon EOS 600D Camera (I've been a good girl Santa)
The Soap & Glory Yule Monty Bag
Urban Decay Basics Palette
River Island Burgundy Bag
Burberry Body Perfume
& The Blackfish DVD (I'm dying to watch this DVD as I'm obsessed with Killer Whales)

I just picked out 6 presents at random for this post. Has anyone got the same as me on their lists this year? I really, really hope that I get my camera for Christmas. It's the main present that I'm hoping for :) Then I'll be able to take some beautiful pictures for my blog and may even be able to do a video... That's if I dare!
It's quite scary thinking about making a video for YouTube. I wouldn't know where to start with editing as I haven't got a Mac laptop/computer. Does anyone recommend any software/website that is easy to use or buy to edit?

What are you hoping to receive this year?
 
 
Chanelle Jade
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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Lush - Snow Fairy Review.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snow Fairy is a MUST have body wash at Christmas time and is in fact one of my favourite products purchased from Lush. The only problem is that it's only released at Christmas time, so be sure to pick some up before it's off the shelves again. You can purchase this product at any Lush store or online at www.lushcosmetics.co.uk you can get this body wash in three different sizes. Mine is the smallest which is 100g for £3.50, then you can get 250g for £6,85 and then the large bottle, which is 500g costing £10.95. In all honesty the small one lasts me a long time and I find the bottles are also the perfect size for reusable travel bottles.
 
The body wash is a pale pink with pearlescent glitter particles shining through. Speaking of glitter. Does anyone else's dad go mad with them when they've had a lush bath bomb or body wash with glitter in the bath? Mine goes nuts haha! He always says he gets out looking like a disco ball or drag queen haha! Makes me want to do it even more thought hehe.
 
Now not only does it look pretty. It smells incredible too! That's if you like sweet scents anyway. I personally think it smells like those old sweets you use to get called pear drops. Can anyone remember them? But then again both my brothers said that it smelt like bananas, that could be a mans nose for you though haha!
I personally use the product as a body wash, but it can actually be used on your hair too. I haven't tried it on my hair as I'm trying to get my hair in good condition. So it's been having lots of oils and treatments tested on it instead.
 
Have you tried Snow Fairy before?
What's your favourite Lush body wash?
 
 
 
Chanelle Jade
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Friday, 13 December 2013

My Updated Skincare Regime.

 

So I've updated my skincare from last year, due to finding better products that are more suited to my skin. It's kind of like trial and error with skincare, it takes a long time to find your holy grails, but if you want the perfect skin you'll keep on looking I suppose.
I especially like trying new products for spots/blemishes or in my words 'spot zappers'. No finer feeling than a product that reduces those horrible monsters. I've tried all sorts to try and banish mine... (sitting with my face over steaming water, sleeping with sudocreme and plasters on my face, toothepaste) we've all done it I'm sure.

So here's some of my favourite skincare products listed below.

Estee Lauder - Day Wear Moisturiser Oil Free
This is my holy grail moisturiser and I don't think anyone will ever convert me to another moisturiser as good as this. As I have combination skin, I need something that is going to moisturise those dry areas. Now most moisturisers sink in and you can't even notice you've applied them that morning. This moisturiser leaves your skin feeling super soft and moisturised all day. I've had so many compliments about my flawless skin since using this. It makes my foundation appear so much nicer on the nice for some really. Possible the fact that my forehead doesn't look flaky anymore haha!
I actually love the scent of this moisturiser as it's really fresh, it has a hint of a cucumber scent to it.
Now the only thing what may put people off is the price of this product as it is retailed at £40.00 per tub, but they do last a long time and you do get 50ml of the stuff.
If you've like to read more about this product. I dedicated a full post to it just here - Estee Lauder - Day Wear

Estee Lauder - Idealist even skintone illuminator serum (sample)
So one of the lovely ladies at the Estee Lauder counter in French Gate gave me a sample of this serum as I wanted to try before I buy. The serum helps to even out all skintones, such as blemishes, blotches, discolourations and dark spots. I suffer with blemishes and discolorations on my face especially when I've had a bad skin week. They tend to last quite a few week unfortunately. This product has helped reduce the markings a lot quicker than usual, leaving my skin more even than usual. This makes me a very happy! I'll be treating myself to the full size after Christmas. The serum also leaves the skin with a natural glow and it smells lush.
Retailed from £48.00 - £78.00
I really want to try the night repair next time. Has anyone tried either of these?  

Mario Badescu - Buffering lotion
This little beauty works miracles on my horrible blind, cystic spots (those god awful lumps under the skin). Now before purchasing this product I hadn't heard of it before, but once I saw it listed on 'gh0stparties' favourite skincare products I had to try it. As cycstic spots take weeks and weeks to go for me, I needed something that could speed up that process. Nobody wants lumpy skin! I can't rate this product enough honestly. It's a holy grail and will always be repurchased.
Just a quick tip, make sure you shake well before using as you may see a lot of it sits at the bottom of the bottle until mixed.
The product was £15.99 purchased from beautybay.com and you do only get 29ml to a bottle, but a little goes a long way.

Skinetica*
Now I've noticed Skinetica popping up everywhere lately, especially at beauty blogger events, which is good! I'd love to hear what you think of the product below. Right, so Skinetica is an anti-blemish treatment that is a 3in1, it's a spot/blemish treatmnent, toner and a base to your make-up.Yes! You can wear it under your make-up all day long. How good is that? I usually only apply skin clearing products after I've cleansed my face on a night. I think its the thought of the product mixing with my make-up that puts me off usually, but at least I don't have to worry with this one.
Now I have noticed that this one does reduce my dreaded spots/blemishes when they do pop up. I use this all over my face AM and PM. Applied with a cotton wool pad, which go through me like mad!
I have one bottle which holds 80ml and then a smaller sampler, which I would say is about 15ml. It's a handy little re-fill size for your handbag when you're sleeping out. 

You can purchase Skinetica products from their website - www.skinetica.co.uk
If you go to their website you can receive a free 15ml sample to try before you buy. The 80ml bottles are only £9.99.


I do try to stick to the same products for a good few weeks before deciding if I like them or not as some take a while to work with my skin. My skin gets use to products as well so I have to have a back up sometimes, but touching wood! I've been totally fine with all of these products for the last few weeks/months. I do tend to have breakouts, but don't we all? I blame mine on my hormones (it's a girl thing) haha! It's definitely been a lot better since sticking with these little gems though oh and taking some extra vitamins from Holland & Barretts, such as the Complete Bs.

For those of you who are interested in how I remove my mak-up at the moment im still usuing the L'Oreal michellin 3in1 water solution as it's quick to do before jumping into bed. Is there any other make-up removers that you recommend? Or what's your favourite spot zapper?


Do you have any holy grail skin care products?
Let me know if so as I'm always willing to try new ones.
 
 
Chanelle Jade
x

MAC Lipstick Giveaway

So I recently reached 200+ on GFC, which I'm really overwhelmed about and it was my blog's first year anniversary yesterday! So as a thank you I'm going to hold a giveaway for any MAC lipstick of your choice (up to the value of £15).
It may not seem like I've come a long way in year to some people, but to me it's a big achievement and I appreciate every single one of you that has supported me along the way. I've met some amazing people though blogging and its helped me so much with my anxiety and panic attacks. So thank you ever so much guys!
 
(pictures were added from the official MAC website)
 
 

RULES:
You MUST be over 18 to enter this competition as I will need to take your name and address to post the giveaway!
The competition is open internationally. I
will announce the winner either on a new blog post or by Twitter.
So keep an eye out! As I will need to take some further details from yourself to be able to ship the item.
The competition will run for 30 days.
Anyone that doesn't follow the instructions or fails to answer the questions asked will be disqualified as I will be moderating the competition and checking all answers/links provided.

 
 
Thank you again!
& good luck to you all :)
 
 
Chanelle Jade
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Friday, 6 December 2013

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick - Nude Delight.



















































(Check out that French Bulldog Onesie)
If you've been following my blog for a while you'll probably already know that I'm a magpie when it comes to nude/peach lipsticks. Some would say I like to play it safe. So when I came across this Rimmel lipstick in boots the other week, I just had to purchase it.

When applying the lipstick it's as if it instantly melts on the lips, it's super pigmented and so moisturising. No one loves dry lips do they? It's one those lipstick's that you don't need to apply a gloss over the top. It's just perfect. Now the only thing I could fault is that it doesn't stay on the lips as long as others due to it been so moisturising, but I can cope with that as I'm forever reapplying my glosses. Rimmel say that this lipstick is like 'a hug for your lips' and I couldn't put it any better myself. So anyone who avoids wearing lipsticks due to having dry lips would find this range of lipsticks more suitable. I think it's a brilliant lipstick to wear during these colder seasons.

The lipstick retails at £6.49 and comes in 20 different shades, going from your nudes to really dark vampy shades. Basically there's a lipstick for everyone. 'Nude Delight' is a nude which is quite peachy so it look's super natural without washing you out. I reckon Kim K would love this one. Now if you were to ask me if I would purchase more of these lipsticks? I Definitely would! I really like the scent they have to them as well. I'm no good at describing scents, so I wont even attempt it haha.

I can't believe how close it is to Christmas! I'm so excited, although I was disappointed in myself for not picking up a beauty advent calendar. The Benefit one looks amazing! I only have around 7 presents left to buy, which is quite good considering how many people I have to buy for (the joys of having a humongous family). Well I hope everyone's alright and enjoying the countdown to Christmas.


Do you like to wear nude lipsticks?
What's your favourite brand when it comes to lipsticks?
Chanelle Jade
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