Sunday, 10 June 2012

May Empties

  • Philosophy Aloha Colada body cream - got this from a set from Macy's NYC. Lovely reminder of a lovely trip. Smells divine, but I've never seen it anywhere else to repurchase. I'm sad this is gone although I have a tonne of body cream to get through.
  • Nivea Pearl Beauty mini deodorant - found in a travel bag and finished it up. Okay but nothing worth noting. Prefer Mitchum.
  • Dior Addict Perfumed shower gel and body lotion -  can you tell I'm making a effort to use up these fragrance related bath/body freebies?  Love the Addict perfume and these are really heavily scented with the fragrance, which I like. Although I did wonder if I would have a reaction to it (I didn't). I can't honestly say that I will buy these as individual products, but I'll certainly use them up if I buy them as part of a fragrance gift set.
  • Haus of Gloi Hearth bubbling scrub - lovely warm scent to this scrub. Loved the consistency.  Will repurchase more HoG when I have depleted the stash a little more.
  • L'Occitane Vanilla Flower shower gel - LOVE this! Same as above...
  • Smashbox Photofinish primer - got this in a kit from QVC and I'm not really a fan.  I can't say that I noticed anything outstanding when I was using it, no extra wear from my foundation and I'm not really fussed on the texture. Not for me.
  • Clinique Take the Day Off makeup remover - this mini size was included in my Sephora Lash Stash. I liked it, but I think there are other (cheaper) make up removers that do the same job. Might consider a repurchase, but not for the time being.
  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar M - I really enjoyed using this sebo-mattifying moisturiser. Effective yet gentle and a great base for make up.  Just noticed it is part of the 3 for 2 in Boots at the moment, so a repurchase is potentially imminent. 
  • Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia perfume sample - I have the full size of this, so when I found the sample size it was thrown in my handbag and used up at work.  I love the perfume and it was a total godsend in a stuffy office. I love Jo Malone perfume.
  • No7 Beautiful Skin cleansing water - another micellar solution for make up removal.  It was nice enough. Loved the pump action dispenser.  May consider a repurchase, but giving the Vichy version a try out at the moment.
  • Fan di Fendi perfume sample -  I thought I'd give the sample a shot after I read about the composition of notes, but it isn't for me.
  • Tresor Midnight Rose perfume - I have adored this and it has been quite a surprise to me, just how much I have loved the perfume considering its a rose based scent.  Will repurchase when I have made space.
  • Dior Addict perfume - one of my all time faves.  I actually felt quite sad when it came to the last spritz.  I think this is one perfume that  I will always want to have in my collection.  I'll put this on the list and as with Midnight Rose, repurchase when I've used a few others up. Maybe I'll be able to swoop it up in my Boxing Day Bargains *crosses fingers*

  • L'Occitane Cocoa Flower hand cream - you know I love this hand cream and the cocoa flower scent is really lovely. I'll get this one again, although I already have back ups...

  • Avon Beyond Colour concealer - not sure where this was unearthed from.  It's gone now, never to return.  
  • Max Factor Mastercover - another concealer that is pretty meh, in my opinion.  I didn't really rate it so I would not repurchase.
  • Thierry Mugler Alien EDT perfume sample -  love Alien EDP and it was nice to have a sample of the EDT. Not currently in my collection, but will repurchase the EDP at some point.
  • Herbal Essences Hello Hydration mini shampoo and conditioner - not sure why I brought these back with me from my last trip, as they were almost gone.  I quite like this scent. Reminds me of holiday's.  I my pick these up, for travel sizes they are great.
  • Blistex Intensive Moisturiser - lip staple.  Love the medicated/menthol smell to this. Super cheap, works wonders.
  • Blistex MedPlus lip balm - really liked this variant.  Very moisturising and the scent reminded me of cherry flavoured Tunes.  Mmmmmm.

Well that's me done for another month.  What have you used up last month?

Nails Inc Jubilee Lucky Dip

Last weekend amidst the Jubilee celebrations I noticed a little email from Nails Inc drop into my mailbox.  To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, they were offering a lucky dip of 6 full size polishes for £15.   Now, I have taken advantage of these kind of offers before and I have been quite pleased, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. 

My nail mail arrived yesterday and I have to say, I'm delighted!

 For the bargain price of £15 ( usually each Nails Inc polish retails for £11) I received Old Park Lane (champagne/rose gold metallic) New Burlington Place (pinky/bronze duo-chrome) Westminster (purple) Culross Street (teal)  Paddington (dark grey) and Carlton Gardens (blue metallic).  I also got Colville Mews (pale nude) after signing up to become a Nails Inc VIP member. 

I'm really, really  pleased with the colours I was sent and there really isn't one that I wouldn't wear.  Did you manage to get your hands on the Jubilee Lucky Dip? What colours did you get?

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Nails Inc Randomness

Not quite sure what came over me, but I decided to have a bit of a play about with my nails last week.  I think the heat must have got to me.  Anyway, I used Nails Inc 'Trend Shades' in Baker Street (LOVE it!) and Notting Hill Carnival in a dottie manicure that I posted on Instagram (LeanneOCD).

 In the end, I wasn't sure that I liked it.  I don't handle randomness very well, I'm a bit of a fan of uniformity - so this was a bit of a challenge for me.  Still, it was fun and I had lots of nice comments about my nails last week.   However, I think I'll probably stick to using the colours in a normal manicure, next time!

QVC June 2012 Beauty TSV's

Friday 1st June - Beauty Access all area's
Monday 4th June - Judith Williams Skincare
Sunday 10th June - L'Occitane: Beauty en Provence
Thursday 14th June - Prai Beauty
Sunday 24th June - In the Salon with Gatineau
Friday 29th June - Nail Boutique
Saturday 30th June - Beauty Tools featuring Clarisonic

Happy Shopping!!


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