Wednesday 30 July 2014

Windle & Moodie Haircare Collection

Last week I went along to Windle & Moodie salon in Covent Garden for the launch of their haircare line. Hairdressing duo Paul Windle and Neil Moodie have 30 years experience in the industry working with A-list celebrities and models have launched a new haircare collection. 

The collection boasts 22 eco-friendly shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling products that include the key organic ingredients of rooibos tea, green tea and natural coconut, argan, manoi, apricot, camellia and oat oils. All the hair products are infused with high-quality teas which are known for antioxidant properties, free of sulphates, propylene glycol, silicones and parabens and they are made in Yorkshire.
The notable products in the collection are Invisible Day & Night Cream, which is a light moisturiser that brings the skincare concept into haircare. This can also be used as a hand cream even on the most sensitive of skins! Foundation Spray is a detangler and moisturiser which prepares hair for styling; and Essentials Oils Elixir is a pre-shampoo treatment which nourishes and perfects glossy hair. I'm looking forward to trying these!

Windle & Moodie Haircare collection is launching in Liberty London on 1st September and priced between £12.50-£29. 

Tuesday 29 July 2014

National Lipstick Day £5 off any lipstick!

To celebrate National Lipstick Day you can save £5 off ANY brand of lipstick today at Debenhams. This is an online offer only and ends midnight so be quick if you want to take advantage of savings on MAC, Estee Lauder, Illamasqua, YSL to name but a few! 

Sunday 27 July 2014

REVLON Parfumerie Nail Enamel

Revlon have introduced a new way to experience nail colour with the Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel Collection. The collection boasts 20 vibrant classic and on-trend shades that apply flawlessly and with a fun twist: a light fragrance that lasts all day. 

This unique collection is divided into 3 fragrance families: Fruit & Floral, Sweet & Spice and Fresh. They compromise an array of finishes from pearlescent to glitter and presented in old fashioned apothecary style bottles. 

Revlon Parfumerie Nail Enamel are priced at £6.49 each and are available exclusively at Boots. What do you think to scented nail polishes?

Saturday 26 July 2014


This month's BIRCHBOX is Sun, Sea & Sand themed to celebrate the summer season. Birchbox helps you find beauty and lifestyle products that you'll love. It is a monthly subscription service, that you pay £10 per month plus postage for 5 luxe samples delivered to your door presented in a nice box and drawstring bag along with a mini magazine that is packed with editors tops and tricks. You can cancel at anytime and they offer a money back guarantee!  

Weleda Millet Nourishing Shampoo 
I have tried a few Weleda products and always been impressed but not yet tried their haircare but I have heard good things! This is a natural organic fortifying shampoo which I am excited to try out and it's also a handy size for travelling.

Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream 
I have already tried this eye cream from another beauty box and I was impressed, so I'm pleased to have another!   

LAQA & Co Sheer Lip Lube Pencil 
Not heard of this brand before but happy to try this chunky lip pencil! I received the shade 'Bees Knees' which looks like a bright peach, but the colour payoff is quite sheer and high shine!

Gilchrist & Soames English Spa Sea Kelp Extract Mineral Bath 
Delightful foamy gel containing marine nutrient sea kelp to invigorate the skin. This is another brand I'm not familiar with but happy to try!

Whish Three Whishes Lavender Body Butter
This is a sweet scented antioxidant-rich lotion to nourish skin. Unfortunately I'm not keen on this scent at all, definitely doesn't smell of lavender more fruity!

Ultradex Oral Spray *Lifestyle Extra* 
Handbag-friendly spray that kills harmful bacteria and keeps breath minty-fresh, what's more to say!

Visit Birchbox to find out more and you can get free delivery on your first box with the code NEW14. Are you a BIRCHBOX subscriber? I didn't find the contents of this month's box very thrilling, what do you think to this month's contents?

Monday 21 July 2014

Monday Manicure: Leighton Denny 'Where's my Limo?'

Happy Monday! Thought I would share my new favourite polish that I have been sporting on my nails over the past week. This lovely chic off-white pale grey shade is 'Where's my limo?' by Leighton Denny part of his new AW14 collection out in October. This polish is long lasting, chip resistant and high gloss. I have certainly put the longevity to the test as I moved house last week and I'm so impressed that my nails are still perfectly polished and there are no chips what so ever!

Leighton Denny Nail Polishes are priced at £11 each and are available from Marks and Spencer. What do you think to the off-white nails trend?

Saturday 19 July 2014

Free Pedicures at Scholl Express Pedi Beach!

Pop down the the Scholl Express Pedi Beach at Westfield White City London (Shepherd's Bush) this weekend for a free pedicure! Scholl are treating shoppers to a free express pedicure using the latest Scholl Velvet Smooth foot care range on their pop up  sandy beach. The official ‘feet’ of Scholl, Abbey Clancy opened the sandy beach yesterday and the beach will run until 6pm on Sunday 20th July. No need to book in just line up! 

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Burt's Bees Pop Up Hive Lip Balm Amnesty

Have you heard the buzz? Burt's Bees Pop Up Hive in Seven Dials, Covent Garden has extended its opening until mid-July, following unprecedented demand! 

The Hive will be holding a Lip Balm Amnesty, with every visitor who brings in any old lip balm can swap it for a FREE brand new tube of the best-selling Burt's Bees Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Acai Berry worth £3.69 (no purchase necessary), packed full of free radical-fighting antioxidants and vitamins A, C, D & E. If that's not enough to draw you in, the store is packed with Burt's Bees amazing range of natural beauty and gift wrapping services. 

46 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9LE 


Tuesday 15 July 2014

GLOSSYBOX Stars & Stripes July 2014

GLOSSYBOX has gone stateside with a special edition 'Stars and Stripes' themed box this month. The box showcases the best transatlantic beauty discoveries from brands across the pond. Inside the box...

Carmex Lip Balm (*full size* worth £2.69)
Loved by celebrities and makeup artists all over the world, Carmex is the original lip balm and the only way to soothe dry, chapped lips. This handbag staple contains menthol, camphor and beeswax, lips are nourished, conditioned and protected from the elements all year round. 

Color Club Glossy Seal (*full size* worth £5) 
Colour Club nail polish is proudly made in New York with only non-toxic, cruelty free ingredients. This shade Glossy Seal has been exclusively formulated for Glossybox. 

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in 1 mascara (worth £9.50)
I've heard so much hype around this mascara so I'm very happy to receive this mini version to try. It is claimed by many to be their hero mascara with conditioning properties that helps to lengthen, curl, create volume and healthy, longer lashes all in one. This 4-in-1 mascara is dermatologist and clinically proven to increase the appearance of lash volume! 

Bellapierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick (*full size* worth £20)
This cult American favourite is formulated with natural waxes, mineral pigments and antioxidants including Vitamin C and Vitamin E, providing long lasting colour and protection against the sun. I adore the orangey-red shade 'Mandarina' I received and look forward to trying however, it seems very expensive for a lipstick!

Absolute New York Perfecting Eyeshadow Primer (*full size* worth £2.50)
This oil-free, ultra creamy formula evens skin tone around the eye area and keeps eyeshadow crease-free and colour-true for a lasting look. This is not a brand I'm familiar with and don't tend to use eye primers so I shall pass this onto a friend to try. 

This month's box had a nice selection of products and I loved the American theme, four of five were full size. I have totted up the value of the products and it comes to roughly £39.69 which for £10 (plus £2.95 P&P) is not bad! I am most pleased and excited about the mascara and lipstick! You can find out more and order your own GLOSSYBOX here. 

What do you think of this month's GLOSSYBOX? Did you receive anything different to mine? Are you a GLOSSYBOX subscriber?


Monday 14 July 2014

Starbucks Cookies & Cream Frappuccino

Last week I went along to the gorgeous Nailberry Salon in Fulham to celebrate the launch of Starbucks bottled Cookies & Cream Frappuccino. I enjoyed a Cookies and Cream themed luxury facial and manicure from KatyandTaty team at their exclusive pop-up "frapp-spa".

The facial used Lavera products and included a fresh face mask made from pure coca, oatmeal, almond oil and fresh sour cream. The chocolate mask was specially created for the event and when applied to my face it smelt so delicious that I did try a little (it was edible) and it tasted as nice as it smelt! The luxury facial left my skin feeling plumped up, glowy and super soft afterwards.

After my facial I was treated to a vanilla inspired manicure that featured a specially made sugar and vanilla hand scrub made with almond oil and vitamin E and that also smelt so good I had a taste of that too! I went for Nailberry's own brand Iced Mocha nail polish to go with the cookies and cream theme.

The new Starbucks Frappuccino Cookies and Cream is a delicious blend of Starbucks Fairtrade coffee and fresh milk with the taste of cookies and cream that you can enjoy on the go or at home. Starbucks Bottled Cookies & Cream Frappuccino is available now priced at £1.79.

Have you tried a bottled Starbucks Frappuccino? What are your favourite flavours?

Sunday 13 July 2014

Product Rave: Water Wipes

My sister has 2 children and she is currently nearly 6 months pregnant expecting twins! There are so many new products on the market since her last pregnancy 5 years ago and she is conscious of using natural and organic products where possible on delicate babies skin. 

I went shopping with my mum recently and baby wipes were on offer for £1 so she decided she would bulk buy ready for the new arrivals! The ones she selected were for babies with sensitive skin and when I pointed out these wipes contained ACETONE (nail polish remover) on the ingredients list she was horrified! I'm sure you wouldn't wipe nail polish remover on your own skin never mind a baby's delicate skin! I'm shocked that these are allowed to be sold with such harsh ingredients and marketed as being suitable for 'sensitive skin'.

I've noticed a lot of hype about Water Wipes being the 'world's purest baby wipes'. They are suitable for newborns and babies of all ages with sensitive skin and help to avoid nappy rash, dry skin and eczema. They are non greasy, extra soft and recommended by midwives free from preservatives as they contain none of the ingredients typically found in other wet wipes. They are expensive for what they are basically 99% water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract but they are much kinder to the skin, and many of the parent reviews said they cleared up their child's eczema, so in my opinion they are worth the extra money. You can buy them from Boots priced £2.50 or Superdrug for £2.39 for a pack of 60 wipes, or you buy 25 packs in bulk from Amazon and they work out cheaper.

Have you tried Water Wipes? What did you think? 
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