Sunday, 29 July 2012

June Empties - Better late than never!

  • Philosophy Field of Flowers 3 in 1 shower gel and body moisturiser - I am such a Philosophy girl! I got these little beauties as a gift and they were so handy for travel.  Whilst 'Field of Flowers' is not my favourite scent from the Philosophy stable, it's a pretty light floral that would work with any fragrance you would choose to apply afterwards.  You know what I'm going to say, don't you?  I've got a tonne of these to use, so I won't be repurchasing just yet.
  • Dolce and Gabanna 'The One' EDP - Who knew this would sneak up there to become a top fragrance for me in 2012? But it has! I bought it in a Boxing Day Bargain sale in 2010 as it was something I wanted to try.  Now I have finished this bottle, I'm struggling to justifying not repurchasing immediately.  I have quite a perfume stash to go through.  It is certainly back on my lust list. 
  • Benefit 'So Hooked on Carmella' EDT - Really enjoyed this one too. Super sweet vanilla with a twist of fruit.  Not in a massive rush to repurchase, though.
  • Revlon Photoready perfecting primer - I found this to be a decent high street primer. Will probably repurchase at some point in the future.
  • Lacura Shimmering Face Cream - Fairly basic moisturiser with a definite shimmer. However, use too much and you look like a one of the Cullen's. Probably won't repurchase.
  • No7 Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion exfoliator - Love! Love! Love! Have already busted out the back up.
  • Benefit Posie Tint - I liked using Posie.  I also have Benetint and more recently acquired Cha-Cha. Will probably repurchase at some point, when I have used a few other bits up.
  • Philosophy Vanilla Ice Cream 3 in 1 shower gel - Mmmmm vanilla! What's not to like? Will repurchase when required...well that should be about 2015 then!
  • Calvin Klein 'Contradiction' EDP - My signature scent. I adore this perfume, although I am beginning to think they are getting rid of it. Good job I have 4 100ml unopened bottles stashed away. Clever me!
  • L'Occitane Sweet Almond liquid soap - Not usually a soap fan, but used this as a hand wash and loved it. The almond scent is warm but not overpowering. Have a new bottle (from a TSV) ready to make an appearance in my bathroom.
  • MOP Pear Detangler - I got this for The Boy, but enjoyed using it too. Love anything Pear scented. Can't say that it made a massive difference to my long hair, but I liked the scent.  Plus he liked it, so that was the important thing. 
  • The Body Shop Blissful Body Cleanser - Did not like this at all! This huge 200ml bottle was £2 in TBS sale and I can see why.  I found it really difficult to wash off, it didn't really lather and it I wasn't fussed on the scent. Won't be repurchased, even for £2!!
  • Hugo Boss 'Deep Red' body moisturiser and perfumed shower gel - Yay! Look at me using up the perfumed mini's.  I like the perfume, but that is long since gone. Glad I'm finally using these up. It bothers me that I used to just let them languish in my stash. 
  • Philosophy Surfer Girl lip shine - Lovely Papaya scented lip-shine. Have loads more, so won't immediately repurchase. 
  • Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating wash - A bit ambivalent about this. I don't think it does very much for my skin. It's not scrubby enough for me and the scent kind of puts me off. Won't repurchase. 
  • The Body Shop Mango hand cleanse gel -  TBS attempt at Bath & Body Works. Decent enough and became a desk staple. Smelt like Mango margaritas. Will repurchase when I can't replenish my B&BW Pocket-Bac's.
  • Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Pocket-Bac - Loved this scent! Super handy to throw in my bag. If I can get this again, I will. Same goes for...
  • Bath & Body Works Mistletoe Kiss Pocket-Bac - Yes, I loved this one too. Although a little more citrus than I'd like. Love Pocket-Bac's.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

QVC/Nails Inc TSV Thursday 19th July 2012

HEADS UP! Oh look at this!  Tomorrow's (Thursday 19th July) beautiful Nails Inc TSV.  I'm so glad to see a real ecclectic mix of polishes and finishes from the British nail brand.  I really wanted to try the new Mirror Shine and Sprinkles polishes, so this is a total winner for me. Plus I have a stash of birthday money burning a hole in my Radley...
Will you be purchasing?  What do you think?

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

NARS Foreplay

Being a Sephora VIB is simultaneously a blessing and a curse. Each week I'm emailed with a range of fabulous offers and Sephora exclusives that I cannot get my paws on because I live in the UK! That's not fair, is it? Talk about tempting...

Anyway, I just came home and noticed an email about NARS Foreplay. I am seriously hoping that we get this over here.

The kit includes component cheek colours to enable you to create your own 'bespoke' shade of Orgasm. Apparently, self service is totally hot right now ;-)

The Foreplay kit includes pink and peach matte shades, as well as a gold highlighter and the original Orgasm blusher. The kit retails in Sephora USA for $49. So pretty! Anyone seen this in Sephora yet? Tell me I don't need it, go on, tell me!!!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Balance Me Rose Otto Intensive Lip Salve

This little gem arrived on my doorstep this month with my Glamour subscription.

I haven't tried any Balance Me products before, but it's a natural brand that has always interested me. The Rose Otto lip salve is certified 100% natural origin and is petroleum free - bonus!

I've been using if for a week now and I really like it. Whilst not being a massive fan of rose scented products (although there have been recent exceptions!) I'm enjoying the faint 'turkish delight' scent - although it is making me hungry. It's a decent lip balm that provides a fair amount if moisturisation, it's also become a bit of a desk staple for me!

I think I'll have to delve into the Balance Me range a little further, to give some other products a try. Any recommendation's?

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains - Honey and Rendezvous

These came from the States last month, but fortunately they form part of the 7 shades that have been released in the UK.  I'm a massive fan of lip stains and these appear to be the perfect combination of stain and moisturising balm.  

In truth, I prefer the 'Honey' shade, but the staying power of  'Rendezvous' is better.  I think the more pigmented shades have a more noticeable/long wearing staining effect.  I spotted a few more shades in Rome last week and I picked up another two in Superdrug this week (where they are on offer for £5.99 at the moment!).  

In a fairly short space of time, I seem to have accumulated a fair few shades - I'm not complaining though. I think they are fabulous.  Are you a fan?

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Don't you just hate it when...

This happens!!!!!!  ;o(

Especially when you have a lot of new nail varnish to try!

Ciao Bella!

Hi there *waves* Long time no speak.  How is everyone? 

I got back last week from Rome.  I had a really great time celebrating mine (and Nic's - although she wasn't with me!) birthday. If you follow me on Instagram (@LeanneOCD) you may have seen a few of the pic's I was uploading from my hols. Such a beautifully photogenic city,  but it was SO FREAKIN HOT!!!  

I might have picked up a few cheeky Italian cosmetic purchases, that I will disclose here.  I also managed to get my hands on a few of the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains whist in Rome, only to return home to find they are in Boots/Superdrug. Typical eh?

Another year older and not much wiser... Normal service will resume shortly.  Well, as normal as it ever was!!!

Love to all x


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