Saturday, 24 November 2012

Boots Soap & Glory Haul

I love Soap and Glory.

Boots had some extra points offers a little while ago and i just couldn't resist picking up a few Soap and Glory bits! These were also three for two, so even more of a bargain. If i had some sense, i would have waited for the large sets to be a Boots Star Gift, but i have no patience! But, if you love Soap and Glory, keep your eye out for the large £60 gift sets as the last week before Christmas they generally go down to around £25, less than half price!

Hand Food
Everyone loves a good hand cream. I'm probably on my fourth or fifth tube of this little gem. It has the lovely traditional Soap and Glory scent and keeps my hands soft and hydrated. One of my holy grail products!

Wish Upon a Jar
A bit of an impulse buy… I'd heard Miss Budget Beauty rave about it and as there was three for two i thought, why not? I'm not keen on the scent of this one; it’s a chocolately orange scent... But then again I am probably one of the few people in the world that hate chocolate orange! I've seen no big changes so far, but I’ll do a full review at the end of the 28 days.

Original Pink Eau De Parfum
I love the Soap and Glory scent. It smells a lot like Miss Dior Cherie and for £16.50 is a LOT cheaper. It doesn't last as long on the skin, but for around a quarter of the price, who cares?

Make Yourself Youthful Serum
Again with the chocolate orange scent, ugh. Another impulse buy, I'd been considering starting to add a serum into my skincare routine for a while now and thought this was a relatively inexpensive way to start. To me, it feels more like a light cream than a traditional serum. Again, I'll review this fully after I've given it a good old bash!

Clean On Me Shower Gel
The only shower gel I've purchased in nearly two years. At around £5, yes it’s not the cheapest one, but it’s a whopping 500ml so lasts me a good two to three months, making it excellent value for money. It like most of the other products has the traditional Soap and Glory scent i love. A little goes such a long way with this too, i love it!

I think that will be it for Soap and Glory splurges for a while. But i fully intend to take advantage of the Boots Star Gift offer next month!
What’s your favourite Soap and Glory product?


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

My Month In Pictures

Heya Lovelies!

I'm pretty new to this Instagram business but i thought I'd give a new sort of post a whirl. I'm no genius when it comes to taking photos, I'm pretty much the opposite. But i thought I'd share some of the months favourite snaps with you lot!
1. Zoya Ivanka
2. Rearranging my indie cosmetics stash
3. USA goodies! ♥
4. Wagamama's pud
5. My fur baby Star
6. Perfume lusting

I'll be trying these sort of posts out on a monthly basis to start with, but if you'd like to keep up to date with me on Instagram follow katiexlou.

Do you have Instagram? Leave a comment with your user name!


Monday, 19 November 2012

Hard Candy - High Maintenance Duo Review

Ello lovelies!

Another review of one of the goodies i picked up while on holiday! I'd seen so much on Hard Candy online that i just had to pick up a few bits and so far this is my favourite! Unfortunately Hard Candy (as far as I'm aware) is only available in the USA, it used to be available in Boots many, many years ago but sadly they stopped stocking it. So if you're from the USA or traveling there soon keep an eye out for this brand. Alternatively, you can probably find them on eBay, if like me you HAVE to have it! I've been on a real Taupe kick lately and have picked up quite a few different shades and this has been my most used!

The High Maintenance duo is two gorgeous, taupe based baked eye shadows. I picked this up from Walmart for a mere $6, bargain! Both shades are of a frosty finish so they may not be to everyone's taste, but i sure as hell love 'em! They can be used wet or dry, individually or by swirling your brush in both to get a third gorgeous shade. Pigmentation wise i really can't fault it and they blend like an absolute dream. The only issue with it is that there is quite a bit of fall out and the product itself is a bit stiffer than expected. But for the price, it is absolutely fantastic!

Swatches! Lighter colour, darker shade then a mixture of the two!

I am SO impressed by this duo i kinda regret not picking up a couple more! If you can get your hands on Hard Candy i REALLY recommend picking this bad boy up, you wont regret it!

Have you tried any other Hard Candy products? Whats your favourite?


Friday, 16 November 2012

LUSH Christmas Goodies!

Hey lovelies!
As soon as a heard the Christmas stuff had arrived at LUSH i basically raced to my nearest store. I'm not a big LUSH nut, but i do love me their Christmas goodies! Candy Mountain (or Candy Cane as it was previously known as) is my all time favourite product from them. I get through quite a few, without fail every year. And this year is no exception! They change its appearance every year so this year instead of being the traditional pink and white its a crazy Willy Wonka style pink and green, i love it! Oh and you may notice theres no Snow Fairy... Well I'm holding out for one for Christmas!

Candy Mountain - Bubble Bath Bar 
Sweet smelling, pink and green goodness. Its the typical lush scent, somewhere between Snow Fairy and Rock Star Soap. I get a good three baths out of these so they are WELL worth the money.

Let The Good Times Roll -  Facial Cleanser
I've not seen this one before so i assume its new this year. After smelling the salty, caramel goodness i knew i had to have it. Although if i was LUSH i wouldn't of marketed this as a cleanser. Its basically an exfoliating scrub. I'm guessing its the popcorn in it, but it makes a really lovely daily scrub without leaving your skin dry. I'm really impressed!

Melting Snowman - Bath Melt
I've not tried a bath melt before and this one was far too cute to pass up!

     Breath of Fresh Air - Toner Water
I used to use this product years ago and really enjoyed it. But pinching pennies i went back to my Simple Toner as it is less than half the price. But as you can see i got a bit carried away and picked it up again. Its such a refreshing toner with fresh sea water and a whole host of essential oils. I'm starting to see why i loved it so much!

Popcorn - Lip Scrub
My Bubblegum Lip Scrub is on its last legs and the scent of this intrigued me. I'm not sure i like the taste though, I'm undecided! Will do a full review of this soon!

So that's it! You can find these at your nearest LUSH store or online here.

Whats your favourite LUSH product?     



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