I was delighted when my Lush Hello Gorgeous Gift Box* came to the door. I just love a huge box full of beauty goodies and this box does not skimp on content. It contains an array of treats to ‘shower, soften and bathe your way to gorgeousness’.
MyFace Cosmetics MyMix Foundation in Fair01 review
I find foundation to be the most basic and important product in any beauty regime, it can really make or break a look.
So, did MyFace Cosmetics MyMix Foundation in Fair01 offer the healthy glow they promised?
My answer is yes!This is the perfect foundation for normal/dry/combination skin tones (I find liquid foundations on oily skin tend to wear off quickly but it may work with a primer). However, the ‘colour-correcting formula’ can only go so far. I believe the product to sufficiently reduce redness but am doubtful as to whether it would work as an entire cover up on acne prone skin.
Rococo Chocolates Bee Bars review
Rococo Chocolates are a luxury treat, offering delicious chocolates filled with natural goodness. They are a company that outright refuse the use of artificial products, sourcing the best ingredients and keeping their customers healthy and happy with their sweet treats.
I was lucky enough to sample the following from the Rococo Chocolates Bee Bars collection, distinguished by their bright pastel colours and bee pattern upon the chocolate mould:
40% Cocoa Organic Milk Chocolate Bee Bar – The sweet classic. This slow melting treat is created using cocoa beans harvested from Rococo Chocolates ‘home farm’ in North Grenada. Extra cocoa butter is added to the 40% cocoa solid bar to create its creamy texture and rich flavour, sweetened further by a hint of caramel. This bar is simply delicious, defining Rococo Chocolates craftsmanship in its best and plainest form.
Rose Organic Milk Chocolate Bee Bar – This floral treat is perfumed and fragrant, bringing back memories of my grandmothers garden. Rose infused, this chocolate is the most delicious of the bunch! The distinct flavour is due to the key ingredient pure rose otto, a fragrant and flavoured oil created from steam distilling roses. Think the best turkish delight you could possibly try.
Sea Salt Organic Milk Chocolate Bee Bar – The Sea Salt Bee Bar was my favourite of the selection, a mix of savoury and sweet and done so to perfection. The peculiar bar is ingrained with delicate grains of sea salt, leaving its taste and creating a dramatic contrast on the old taste buds. Rococo’s founder, Chantal, was inspired ‘after walking along a beach eating an ice cream with the salt in the sea air catching on her lips’. Although wonderful, I would be wary of this salt infused bar, if you get greedy, you will be feeling a tad sea sick!
Cardamom Organic White Chocolate Bee Bar – This was the most unique bar for me. It is infused with cardamom, a luxury aromatic ground spice and a flavour that I have not experienced before. It is prominent within the bar, offering a bitty and flavoursome texture against the sweetness of the white chocolate.
These 20g bars are priced at £1.60 each and worth every penny for a delicious ethically-sourced treat.
Have you tried Rococo Chocolates? What is your favourite type of chocolate?
Percy & Reed Va-Va Voom Volume Travel Pack review
A relaxing bath after a long day is one of the nicest ways to spend your evening. Even better, is trying out your new Va-Va Voom Volume Travel Pack* by Percy & Reed.
Percy & Reed are masterminds in the world of hair care. Hairdressers themselves, they know exactly how to work your locks. After opening up a salon in London the duo started working on their own range of hair care products. Va-Va-Voom Volume Travel Pack was born!
So, as one can expect, the ‘Volumising Shampoo’ and ‘Volumising Conditioner’ first. What strikes me instantly with Percy & Reed products is the incredible and individual smells of each item, utterly delicious and noticeable. The shampoo is scented with blackcurrant extract.
So, what did I think of the Percy & Reed Va-Va Voom Volume Travel Pack?
After this sleek and squeaky clean experience, I attempted to add some volume and shine with the remaining products. I half towel dried and half blow dried my hair and began to experiment. I started with the ‘Bodifying Cream’, working it from root to tip as instructed and immediately started seeing results and bounce!
Having quite thick hair, I often use a variety of additional products and this set is just perfect, containing literally everything you need. Following the oh so useful styling tips along the bottle, I used the ‘No Oil Oil’ (for fine hair unfortunately, but understandable as this is a volumising kit and us thick haired ladies are usually satisfied with the size of our manes) and ‘Volumising Mousse’ in unison: ‘Expect glossy, voluminous weightless movement and finish when you mix the Volumising Mousse with No Oil Oil for fine hair’.
I got what I was promised and was left with shiny, full and wonderful smelling hair! Percy & Reed also claim that the violet extract and consistently used pro-vitamin B5 in the ‘No Oil Oil’ repairs and protects damaged hair. As for the ‘Volumising Mousse’, it did not leave the nasty gunk usually associated with this kind of product. I finished this off with a pretty well holding spritz of the ‘Session Hold Hairspray’.
Overall, I think this little kit is fabulous, containing everything you need for beautiful and glamorous hair every time. The little styling tips offer a personal touch, giving you a step-by-step guide as if Percy & Reed were personally at your disposal. It is also not particularly time-consuming and do-able daily! The kit is priced at £24 and includes all of the above.
It looks like Percy & Reed are my new hair Gods! Have you tried any Percy & Reed products?
St. Giles’ Fair has been an Oxford tradition and annual affair since the 13th century. Each September, people attend in their masses to the two-day event. Held in Oxfords city centre, the fair is always on the first Monday and Tuesday of the month. The funfair is particularly popular with local children, calming them before they begin intense studying during their first term. It is a place to see familiar faces and catch up with close friends.
The Waltzers were the usual affair, ‘scream if you want to go faster girls’ and oh we did. Who doesn’t want to? We all know we will come off feeling nauseous, but the fun of it brings us back every time.
My fear of The Ghost Train stems from my childhood. I decided to ride alone and a live actor in his ghost-faced splendour began squirting me with water. This resulted in me punching the poor guy in the face, running out crying and swearing to myself I would never board one of those dreaded carts again. Since that moment, my childhood fear has dwindled, and I dared to enter The Ghost Train once more, Thankfully, there were no live actors and the experience, interior and decor were a tad rubbish, to be frank! I guess at 19 I can finally say I am no longer terrified.
Flowerbomb Viktor & Rolf review
So, what do I think of Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf?
Have you tried Alien by Thierry Mugler? What is your favourite perfume?