Saturday, 31 January 2015

Perfect Formula 4 Piece Collection

I wrote a post about Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat here if you want some more information about the product and how it helped get my nails back to being healthy and strong. However after trying some of the colours the brand offers I wanted to share them with you too. From left to right: Hot Coral - an almost neon coral shade, Mystic - a sheer taupe shimmer shot through with pinks and purples, Pink Gel Coat - the original & Light Taupe - a gorgeous pale nude shade. The coloured lacquers have the same great formula and benefits, just with the added benefit of being a colour too. One coat gives you a full opaque coverage, so you get your treatment, base coat, coloured polish & top coat all in one bottle and all in one application. My favourite shade has to be Light Taupe as right now I'm loving nudes nails. 

Check out Perfect Formula on QVC UK here
Let me know if you are a fan and why you love the brand in the comments.

Beauty at home with City Swish

A couple of weeks ago I had the lovely pleasure to have a manicure and pedicure done at home from the newly launched City Swish. City Swish is a new on demand London beauty service that will come to your home, work or hotel to pamper you for a night out or just your favourite weekly treatment. With manicure & pedicures, massages, waxing, spray tan and hair styling the team can ensure you are looking great from head to toe. The lovely Francesca came to my home to let me try the service out for myself, I hadn't had the experience at home and actually preferred the comfort of being in my home having my manicure done. She was extremely professional and after picking out my colours she got to work getting my nails in tip top shape. We chatted about the company and her years working as a therapist, as well as exchanging what our most loved brands and products are. It was nice to be sat on my sofa in an environment that was familiar, as well as taking out the travel to the salon. I love the idea of being able to fit beauty treatments in around busy schedules and life, with City Swish bringing the salon to your home. It feels more relaxed at home, things felt comfortable like I said, I didn't feel like I had to go the second it was over, very relaxing as a beauty treatment should be. I'm going to book in my next appointment just before Valentines so that I'm looking polished come February 14th.

If you live in London zones 1-3 then I cannot recommend the services of the girls from City Swish enough. You can check them out and book your own treatment on their website here.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Melvita L'Or Bio Illuminating Cream

I had hoped to slip this post up before Christmas but things got crazy and I didn't get the chance. However I'm still loving this cream and just have to share a quick review of it. 

The Melvita L'Or products are formulated with a blend of 5 precious organic oils to give you super soft skin, and contain a pretty natural luster from the mineral pigments (mica, red iron oxide & white titanium dioxyde) to make you glow. The Melvita L'Or Bio Illuminating Cream is my new go to body product to apply if I'm going somewhere and have some skin showing. (Give your body a slimming boost by applying the Melvita L'Or Bio Illuminating Cream to the fronts of your legs, on your d├ęcolletage and arms). Right now I'm loving thick, nourishing, hydrating body creams and the  Melvita L'Or Bio Illuminating Cream is just gorgeous. The combination of a nourishing cream that also smells divine as well as feeling and looking good is GREAT. It has the same fragrance that the original L'Or Bio oil has, Sicillian bergamot, lemon, orange, rose, jasmine, fig, cedarwood and vanilla.n The organic beewax will nourish and repair skin, with Morrocan Argan oil, Indonesian Kendi oil, Amazonian Inca Inchi oil, Pracaxi Oil & Brazillian Buriti oil - this is definitely a cream sourced using the best world wide ingredients.  It really is a fabulous cream for right now to combat the winter weather. 

FeelUnique has it on sale right now for £23.40, instead of the full price of £26.00, so why not grab one now while it's on offer here!

Handbag Essentials: The Body Shop Hand Cream & Nivea Lip Butter

No matter the brand or make two products you will always find in my handbag are lip butter and hand cream, especially in winter! Right now I'm enjoying The Body Shop Hand Cream and Nivea's Lip Butter Original, they are two products that do exactly what you need them do it and quickly. The Nivea lip butters are smooth and silky, light weight yet extremely moisturising no matter how chapped or dry my lip gets. I have mainly been using the original formulation because it means I can layer it under or over lipsticks. The range does also have some other yummy flavours, 'Blueberry Blush', 'Vanilla & Macadamia' & 'Raspberry Rose', the last being my favourite flavoured butter.

Onto The Body Shop Shea Hand Cream while there's nothing much to go into about, it does exactly what it says on the tube. It is a satiny gel-cream texture that absorbs quickly, leaving no residue which is why it's been in my handbag for a few weeks now. Plus I love the light shea butter fragrance, it's really fresh smelling. They do have a few other scents in this range which are all equally fab and smell yummy too.

You can purchase The Body Shop Shea Hand Cream for £3.50 here & the Nivea Original Lip Butter for £2.10 here.