Monday, 5 August 2013

NOTD - Essie & OPI Combo

Hello everyone! Two days off work so I've got the nail varnish out, woohoo. It was a hard decision trying to choose which nail polish to wear (white girl problems), but eventually I decided upon a two brand combo.

Firstly I applied my Essie Off The Shoulder on all of my nails which is a lovely hot pink which I love and have mentioned on the blog before. I applied two coats of this polish as I thought it looked best. Next I applied one of my favourite polishes, OPI's Teenage Dream which is from the Katy Perry collection and again, is a polish I've mentioned before.

Absolutely love this combination and think its perfect for summer. Also, pink is my favourite colour when it comes to beauty products and I love adding glitter to the top of my polishes at any given opportunity.

What are you wearing on your nails today?

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Elemental Herbology Cell Plumping Moisturiser

Before I begin this post I would just like to inform everyone that this is my 200th post, yay!

I mentioned this briefly in my post on my May Birchbox and said that I loved it so much that I might have to purchase the full size. This is the Elemental Herbology Cell Plumping Moistuizer. 

The sample size that I received in my box was pretty generous and has actually lasted me so long that I still haven't bad to dip into my new pot. 

I opened my Birchbox the day I arrived home from my trip to America and after all the travelling my skin was horrible and so dry. As it was sitting right on my desk I decided to try it right there and then, and instantly, yes, instantly, my skin soaked it up and it brightened up my appearance. I have quite red skin and it calmed it right down and over time has evened out my skin tone. 

I'm not going to lie, I've been using some new creams and gels on my face to try and sort out my skin (I hate it so much) and so haven't been using any products other than make up on my skin other than what I have been prescribed. However, as soon as I can ill be back to using this again!

It retails at £42 and I purchased mine in the e shop on the Birchbox website. However, during my purchase I was able to get 20% off, free shipping as it was a current product of the month, and I also had £20 worth of points to spend so I ended up having to pay very little! 

If you can get your hands on a tester of this product I highly recommend it as I absolutely love it and my skin has appreciated it. It contains some form or rose water or oil so has that lovely rose/Turkish delight smell which I love!

Another little extra that I loved was that Birchbox put in a free sample of Molton Brown perfume which I also really love and now think it may be my next purchase!

Have you tried this product before? Or any other moisturisers which you would recommend for dry skin? Let me know