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Love Me Beauty October 2017

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I decided to quit beauty boxes at the start of summer as I just had too many products stashed away and not enough time to use them and receiving 15+ new products every month in various beauty boxes was just too much.  Recently I have been tempted to re-subscribe to Love Me Beauty as they have had some great products to choose from and the value has been amazing.  This is what I chose to receive in the October Box. -
Perricone MD High Potency Amine Face Lift - This is the full size 59ml product and is worth £80.  This was the highest value item that was available and is something that I am really excited to try out.  This item cost 50 points which I will explain later on in the post.
bareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion 7.5ml.  This cost 10 points and is worth approximately £7.20.
Kat Von D Saint & Sinner EDP 4.5ml each - These are mini sprays and cost 10 points each.  These are worth approximately £8.10 (if you go by the cost of the 10ml spray) or £4.68 each (if you go by …

Empties October 2017

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Wow it's been a while since I last posted.  I just started a new job a couple of weeks ago, so I've been settling into my new role and got a bit behind on my posts.  Here's a review of my empties from the last couple of months. Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava Body Butter - I picked this up in Florida and it's got such a wonderful fruity scent.  It's quite a thick cream that is really moisturising.  You can buy Pacifica products in the UK at Naturisimo.
Bath & Body Works Watermelon Lemonade Ultra Shea Body Cream - I bought this is Florida as well.  Watermelon Lemonade is my all time favourite B&BW fragrance.  It's another lovely fruity fragrance. I really wish that they would come to the UK, but if you want to buy B&BW products in the UK then I highly recommend the Facebook Group Bath & Body Works Fans UK.
Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel - This is my absolute favourite Lush product and I always stock up in the Boxing Day Sales.
My Trusty Sunflower Body Butte…

Aesop Post-Poo Drops

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So if like me you have just done the typical British thing and had a bit of a laugh at the fact that there is a product called Post-Poo Drops welcome to the club.  I have seen adverts on TV about these type of products and had a bit of a laugh but when I was browsing on Space NK when they had their recent goody bag offer (see my post here) I thought there was no better time to try them out.  I mean most of us don't smell of roses right!!!!! You use this product after going to the bathroom (I'm sure I don't have to spell out what for).  I have to say when I read the instructions, the fact that it mentions you use it when vigorous activity has occurred in the bathroom did make me think WTF.  You flush as normal and then add several drops of the product, using the pipette, into the toilet bowl.  I was a bit dubious at first that it would work, but it does and there are no unpleasant odours left in the bathroom.
Its' a great product to pop in the bathroom to save guests blus…

Lazy Girls Guide to..... Nails

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So I'll admit that  although I have a lot of make up, nail polish and beauty products, I am a pretty lazy person and the majority of the time I either don't wear make up or wear minimal makeup.  The choice between getting up earlier for work to apply make up or have extra time in bed is an easy one for me. Even painting my nails is a chore as I am not patient enough to wait for my nails to dry, so inevitably I always spoil at least one nail before I go out. 

I don't have the best nails and I never have the time to get my nails done professionally.  When I have attempted to wear false nails in the past I have always  been worried about them popping off, which always seemed to happen to me.  Anyway the point of this post (I will get there eventually) is to say that I have found some nails that are not only easy and quick to put on, but they actually stay on as well. 
Elegant Touch Express 3 minute Manicures are great.  They really are easy to put on and just take minutes (an…

Nugg Lip Mask Review

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I spotted Nugg Lip Mask in Selfridges when I was last in London and I couldn't resist picking it up.  It comes in a cute little gold ball which kinda reminds me of the Harry Potter Quidditch Golden Snitch ball. It is an all natural lip mask that hydrates and softens lips.  You apply a generous layer of the product to your lips and leave on for 20 minutes to let it sink in, then gently remove any product that remains.  You can use it any time, as often as you like.  I prefer to use it on a night, once or twice a week but depending on how dry your lips are you may want to use it more.
The ingredients are all natural - Shea Butter, Coconut Oil (both ingredients hydrate and soften lips), Liquorice Root Complex (helps naturally enhance lips) & Irish Moss Extract (conditions lips).  The product is all natural and vegan and there are no petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances or colours.
Nugg Lip Mask costs £10 for 7g.  My pot seems to have lasted ages even if you apply it genero…

Space NK The AW17 Collection Goody Bag

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I have been waiting for a decent GWP goody bag from one of the online beauty stores for a while now.  I keep items in my basket online until one pops up and then I can make a large purchase alongside getting the GWP which is worth a decent amount.  Recently Space NK had an offer if you purchased £175 worth of products or more you got The AW17 Collection worth over £280.  I know that £175 is a lot of money but I haven't made a big purchase in a while so that I save my purchases for when these offers come along as it's a great way to try out products that you wouldn't normally buy.  I also purchased it with my sister so I'm only paying half which makes it more palatable.
The AW17 Collection  is a collaboration with fashion designer Giles Deacon which includes 22 Space NK favourites which includes 2 full size products.  There is also a really nice make up bag included which Giles Deacon has worked with Bags of Ethics to design.  It was made in an ethical and environmentall…

Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Coconut Hair Products

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When I saw Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Coconut Hair Products in Boots, I had to buy some of them as I love coconut products.  Added to the fact that they were half price in Boots, I also used my advantage card points to get a couple of the products free so only ended up spending £8 for 4 products in total. I bought the CoCo LoCo Hairspray which is a fine spray that holds my hair in place without any stiffness or crispy curls.  It also has a light coconut fragrance that is very nice, especially for a hairspray.  It works well on the fine flyaway hairs on your hairline.  It's £5.99 for 250ml.
I haven't used a hair mousse for ages as usually they leave my curls sticky and crunchy which is not a great look.  The CoCo LoCo CoConut Mousse does not do that.  It's a lightweight mousse that helps keep my curls frizz free and soft.  This product also has a light coconut fragrance.  It's £5.99 for 200ml.
The CoCo LoCo CoConut Spritz helps to moisturise and detangle my curls and it's …

Absolute Collagen Daily Dose of Beauty Oral Liquid Supplement

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I was recently sent Absolute Collagen Daily Dose of Beauty Oral Liquid Supplement* to try out.  Absolute Collagen is a new British Brand and the Daily Dose of Beauty is an anti-ageing, high grade marine collagen oral liquid supplement which you can take directly from the sachet or alternatively mix into a drink.  It helps to fight the visible signs of ageing and supports skin, nails, hair and joints. Each daily 10ml liquid supplement contains the highest concentrated dose of premium peptan f2000 hydrolysed marine collagen 8,000mg (8grams) of collagen.  It is also infused with vitamin C.  As it is a liquid it is absorbed better into the bloodstream than tablet form and contains no fillers, binders or plastic coatings.  This does contain fish collagen which is absorbed at a higher level into the bloodstream and circulated throughout the body more easily than other types of collagen. By the age of 40 we have lost around a third of our natural collagen which causes our skin to start to wrin…

EVERPRO beauty ZERO Grey Temporary Root Concealer and Root Touch-Up Magnetic Powder

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I was recently sent the EVERPRO beauty ZERO Grey Temporary Root Concealer* and Root Touch-Up Magnetic Powder* to try out.  I have dark brown hair so I chose the Black/Dark Brown Version. EVERPRO beauty ZERO Grey Temporary Root Concealer is very similar to most root sprays on the market and was a good colour match for my hair.  It was simple to use just spray on to dry hair on areas to be covered.  This instantly covered my grey and dried fairly quickly.  I did notice that I managed get a stain on one of my ears and also my scalp was stained as well but it washed off my ear easily and wasn't too noticeable on my scalp.  The colour matched my hair really well so it is something I would use when I'm feeling too lazy to colour my hair.
I was most interested in the EVERPRO beauty Zero Grey Root Touch-Up Magnetic Powder as I haven't used a product like this before.  The packaging is very sleek and looks more like a makeup product.  You open the top to reveal what looks like an eye…

Primark Eau De Parfum Private Collection

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When I was browsing in Primark recently, I noticed a stand with perfumes, hand washes and hand creams that had a bit of a Jo Malone vibe about it.  I instantly started spraying the perfumes and realised it was more than just a vibe, some of the perfumes are dupes for actual Jo Malone perfumes.  The Eau De Parfum comes in 20ml sprays for £3 and 100ml sprays for £8.  For these bargainous prices I bought 5 of the 20ml sprays to try out and I am really happy that I did.  Here's what I bought: The outer packaging is very sleek and definitely makes the perfumes look more expensive than they are.  I like the fact that the 20ml perfumes come in spray form, rather than roll-on and for £3 you can afford to pick up all of the fragrances to try out.  There was one fragrance that I didn't purchase on the day which had vanilla in the title, but I might pick that one up next time I go to Primark. Pomegranate & Black Tea - this is very similar to Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir (which I own).
Man…

Empties August 2017

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Here are the products that I have managed to finish in the last few months.  You can read my last empties post here.
Phyto Phytolisse Perfecting Smoothing Shampoo - didn't do much for my curly hair. Elemis Frangipani Monoi Bath & Shower Nectar - this was nice and I would buy it again if there is another QVC TSV. Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray - It's quite expensive for a face mist, but I love moisture surge products so I would probably buy this again as it left my face feeling hydrated. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner - I love Shea Moisture products as they are great for my curly hair.  I wrote a review of this product here. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads - Didn't have any noticeable effect on my skin. Vivienne Westwood Naughty Alice Velvet Body Veil - I love the perfume, so I would happily get this again if it came in a set. Skin Republic Collagen Infusion Face Mask Sheet - As nice as any other sheet mask…

Sockshop Beautyfeet Heel Pad Socks Review

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I have been trying out the Sockshop Beautyfeet Heel Pad Socks* recently.  I have been wearing them for a couple of weeks now so it's time to let you know how I got on. Sockshop Beautyfeet Heel Pad Socks are great to use on hard, dry and rough heels.  They have an integrated nourishing pad in each sock containing a secret, patented formula with advanced moisturising ingredients, a Chinese herbal recipe, and Nano-Silver, an antibacterial particle technology. You wear them daily to help care for and nourish your dry heels. It recommends using them for 8 hours a day, for at least 14 days.  You should start to see results after one day.

I tend to wear these socks at night but they can be worn through the day as well.   I have very dry heels as I often wear footwear such as Sketchers and Toms that don't need socks and it does dry out my heels.  I do have lotions and potions but more often then not I do forget to apply them.  Just having to pull on a pair of socks at night is ideal for…

SPACENK N.dulge Loyalty Programme

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If you ever  shop at SPACENK then it's definitely worth signing up to the SPACENK N.dulge Loyalty Programme.  It's free to join and offers benefits including: Earn 1 point for every £1 spent (100 points = £5 to spend) Receive advanced access to sales Receive a special birthday gift and double points days Attend exclusive events with free gifts and treatments It's free to join and you can sign up here.
The reason I wanted to let you know about N.dulge is because I just received my birthday gift from them and it's a good one.  I received 3 deluxe sized products which I can't wait to try out.  The gift included Eve Lom Rescue Mask (15ml), Omorovicza Cleansing Foam (25ml) and Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara (4g).  What a great gift.  Thanks SPACENK.
I wrote about other loyalty cards that I use here.
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