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Review | Soap & Glory - Smoothie Star Body Milk

Thursday, 14 March 2013

As a suffer of extremely dry skin I spend so much time and money trying out new moisturisers. I've tried so many different brands and found a few that I like but I still enjoy testing new ones and seeing how well they work with my skin. The most recent addition to my ever growing collection is Soap & Glory's Smoothie Star Body Milk. I've tried a few of Soap & Glory's products and loved them all which has encouraged me to start buying more and branching out with what I purchase from them. 

This isn't the first moisturiser that I've tried by S&G, I also own The Daily Smooth Body Butter which I love, but I'd been hearing about Smoothie Star for a while and was curious after reading about the sweet smell. Every time I went in to Boots I would have a look at it and be so tempted to buy it as it seemed like something that I'd love which led me to purchasing it a month ago. I've been using it after every shower since then and I have to say I'm impressed!


First of all, I think the packaging is brilliant! I know every girl loves S&G packaging but I think this one is definitely one of my favourites. It's super cute and I love the milkshake/smoothie glass on the front. Another brilliant factor is the fact that this has a pump. I definitely prefer moisturisers with pumps over the closed lid kind as I find it's so much easier to use when you're right in the middle of applying it and it means you don't get moisturiser everywhere!

The main reason why this is now one of my favourite products is because of the almonds, oats and brown sugar scent. It's so different to any of my other moisturisers and sweet scents are . For me this is perfect to apply before I go to sleep as it makes me feel more relaxed as opposed to a fruity scent which would wake me up.



As for the actual moisturiser, I think it's perfect. The texture of the cream isn't too thick or too watery. It was extremely easy to rub in and a little goes a long way which makes it great value for money. I found that it was absorbed into my skin quickly but also left it feeling moisturised for hours afterwards so I didn't have to reapply it before I went to bed. It never felt sticky or greasy and I could get dressed again fairly soon afterwards which is great as you all know there's nothing worse than a moisturiser that doesn't sink in and leaves you feeling like a giant block of butter!

Overall I think this is probably one of the best moisturisers that I own. It's quickly became one of my favourites and I will definitely repurchase it when I run out. Have any of  you tried Smoothie Star or any of S&Gs other moisturisers? I'd love to know your thoughts!


Nails of the Day 001 | Snow Princess

Sunday, 10 March 2013

This is my first nail related post so I hope you all enjoy it. Now I'll be honest here, I'm rubbish at painting my nails and anything nail related but like most females I love trying out different things or colours on them. I'd been craving a nice white/cream nail varnish for months and finally found the perfect shade by MUA believe it or not! I'm extremely late with the white nail trend but I wanted to do a twist on my usual pastel glitter nails and try white instead. I can safely say I'm in love with it and I'll probably start wearing it a lot more often.

Please ignore the smudges! I'm such a messy nail painter.



























To prep my nails I filed, buffed and smoothed them with my Body Shop Nail Block. I definitely recommend investing in one of these if you haven't already as they're such a useful item when it comes to taking care of your nails. Then I applied a Calcium Base Coat that I got in a nail set a few years ago. I always use some kind of moisturising base coat for my nails as I like to ensure that they're protected yet also not being dried out by it. 
The main colour that I used on my nails was MUA's 'All Nude'. I found this slightly tricky to apply as I'm not fond of MUA's nail brushes but it dried quickly and was fairly opaque for such a light colour which I was impressed with. For £1 I can't really complain, plus as I mentioned above it's the exact shade that I've been searching for!

Base Coat | All Nude | Jack Frost | Clear Sparkle





I applied 3 or 4 coats of 'All Nude' then when it had dried I added the glitter polish. I initially used Model's Own 'Jack Frost' but the glitter flakes in it didn't suit the base colour as in some lights they're more orangey yellow than blue. Instead I ended up using 2true Glossywear nail polish in 'Shade No 1 Clear Sparkle'. This is one of my favourite glittery polishes as it has small silver flecks in it but a slight purple sheen to it. I added two layers of this for an even coverage then left it to dry. 
Finally I used one layer of the Leighton Denny 'Crystal Finish' top coat. I got this in a set at Christmas and it's definitely my favourite top coat. It applies so well, dries quickly and is the perfect amount of 'shiny' for me. 

What did you think of this nail look? Can any of you recommend me another glittery nail polish but this time with a blue or purple base/glitter flecks in it! Let me know. :)

 

Haul | Recent Purchases

Thursday, 7 March 2013

As I haven't posted in a while I thought I'd share some of my recent purchases with you. I only have a few items and I can't remember the exact prices but they were all pretty cheap and definitely worth checking out if you like the look of them. I especially love the two shirts, they also had a dress and a  skirt with the same pattern as the left one which I thought were both amazing!

The Range - £3.00
Left shirt, long sleeved with buttons and a collar - £12.00, Right shirt - sleeveless £4.00 - both from Primark

Primark - £10.00

Primark - £1.00

Primark - £2.00

February in Instagram

Monday, 4 March 2013

I can't believe it's March already! I bet I'm going to say that when every new month comes but still, the past few months have gone so quickly I can't believe it. I've started to do more hours at work which has left me with hardly any spare time to blog but as I have Fridays off I'm going to spend them as an organising/blogging day. What have you all been up to recently? Who's started making plans for their summer holidays?! I think I'm just going to Wales this year but I'm still very excited as it's one of my favourite places to be.






































the most amazing cheesecake ever | new games | cute cafe in town | new DS!
my new favourite juice | tidy bed | view from my bed | yummy stir fry
malteaster bunnies, yum! | wednesday addams inspired | kitty ears | breakfast
such a good film | wore lipstick for the first time ever | my velvet vans | best pizza
disney princess stickers | toffee sundae | steak | curled my hair

    
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