Sunday 21 June 2015

Summer beauty edit

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. I do not often share a beauty-related post with you, but I have been sent (and purchased) a few lovely  products lately which I wanted to share with you all. Now that the summer is finally here (although the weather is still unpredictable) we at can at last wear summer clothes, and there are a few beauty goodies which have really been making me feel ready for summer lately. To start with, I popped into Marks and Spencers when I was in Chester for work recently and I snapped up a couple of items in the beauty hall. I do not often shop in M&S and I was very impressed to find a lot of cool beauty brands on offer. I bought a gorgeous new perfume called 'La Maison de Senteurs' this eau de parfum is floral and sweet, with soft and powdery notes. I absolutely love it and it lasts for a long time. It only cost £15 which was a bargain compared to my usual favourite fragrances. I snapped up a deliciously scented vanilla and cocoa butter body lotion in Superdrug and their Vitamin E moisturiser which I have used before. Again this Vitamin E cream is a bargain and it even contains SPF 15, which is essential to protect my fair skin now that the sun shining. I really rate Make Up Revolution because the products are reasonable priced and excellent quality. I purchased this pretty pink blush to give my skin a healthy glow and I really love its pigmentation and formula which lasts all day. Our hands often get neglected when it comes to beauty products, so I bought this cute tube of hand cream recently in Primark and I love it. It cost next to nothing, the floral packaging is pretty and the formula is so moisturising.

This Batiste* 'Sweet and Seductive' Dry Shampoo Ella Henderson edition smells delicious and leaves your hair scented, refreshed and volumised. This is a great product to take to festivals or on holiday, when you do not always have the time or ability to wash your hair. I always swear by Batiste and this new Ella Henderson version is a superb new product with cute packaging that looks great in your hand luggage!

Also from Marks and Spencers, I bought Cocoa & Shea Butter hand wash and Coconut & White Orchid hand and body lotion.  These smell divine and the hand & body lotion leaves my skin so soft. I was very impressed as these were only £1 each which is great value.

 I cannot get through the spring and summer season without Dove Summer Glow which is an ingenious lotion with a built in gradual tanner. Fake tan can be a tricky world to navigate and I have had my fair share of disasters over the years (orange hands and streaky legs is never a good look!) however, this product is the closest thing I have ever found to a fool-proof fake tan and although I may occasionally flirt with other brands I always go running back to my old faithful Dove. This is a perfect product for those of you nervous of using fake tan as it is very subtle and therefore difficult to get wrong! Now body hair is of course even more of a nuisance than usual in the summer months, I have found a couple of great products I just have to share with you. I was recently sent two amazing Nair Argan Oil* products. Firstly, their body wax strips which are quick, efficient and leave your skin feeling very soft. Top marks all round. I was also sent their bikini brush-on which is a fast and effective product devoid of hassle and which again is very moisturising. Both of these were quick and easy to use, so perfect for the summer months.

 I also snapped up a Miami Beach Club body spray when I was in Primark recently. It is fresh, floral and fruity. The perfect sweet scent to spray on after you have got out of the shower.

 Alien Eau De Parfum is my signature fragrance. I have worn this perfume for years and I always receive so many compliments when I wear it. This special bottle engraved with my initials was bought for me as a present and it was such a lovely gift.  
Co Lab Dry Shampoo is often talked about, and I have recently discovered this product. It has a gorgeous fragrance and leaves your hair glossy and refreshed.  This is the Tokyo Oriental Fragrance which smells simply delicious.
Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation is  a product which everyone raves about, and for good reason. It gives your skin a sheer veil of colour and a very healthy glow, so it is a very worthwhile investment.
Cadbury's Dairy Milk is not strictly a beauty essential, but it certainly makes me glow when I eat it so I am adding this to the list! Eating chocolate is linked to happiness as it releases endorphins, so there is a good excuse!

So that is all from me for now, let me know what beauty products you have been loving lately! I can't wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post!

Until next time, 



These products were sent to me on a complimentary basis for review purposes. All opinions expressed herein are my own and honest. 


  1. The coconut & orchid body lotion sounds really lovely. :]

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I usually only wear coconut oil on my skin as lotion. If I don't use it, then I'll use Dr. Mercola's Organic Body Butter. I use the scent-free kind :)

    xo Azu

  3. I love everything with vanilla and coconut, so I am sold on most of your products. And chocolate...yes, chocolate is my favourite. :)

    March and May

  4. Good white chocolate is way better for the skin!

  5. Great post and lovely photos x

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