Neom Organics – Real Luxury

 

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As a total candle junkie I love trying new scents so when I saw this Neom Candle in TK Maxx for 50% off it’s retail price I couldn’t resist. TK Max is definitely one of my fave places to pick up expensive home fragrances for a much more purse friendly price.

The scent itself is a complex blend of 24 of the purest possible essential oils including lavender, jasmine & Brazilian rosewood, all expertly blended to help you feel calm and banish stress.

The lavender to me is the most prominent tone so this candle is perfect for those who have trouble switching off or trouble sleeping. The name is very suiting as the  scent is pure luxury or as my friend stated, ” Your house smells super posh.”

The candle’s scent easily fills a room so you will get plenty of use out of it’s 50 hour burn time, I tend to only have to light it for around an hour and find the scent lasts for the rest of the evening.

Have your tried any of Neom’s range?

Christmas Nails

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So this year I have really been struggling to get into the festive spirit so I thought what better way than Christmas nails.

I don’t tend to use my gel products that often as the formula tend to dry out my nails which is the last thing you need in the colder months but what better occasion than Christmas to do something a bit special.

I didn’t want to go too crazy and out there with the design so I decided on French Manicure meets Santa with a it of festive sparkle.

It was fairly simple to achieve with first brushing on the classic French Mani and then waiting for it to be completely set with the UV lamp. I then used a bit of nail tape to cover the majority of the nail to prevent the glitter from creating a mess. You can get gel colours that already have glitter in the colour but I have always found that using loose gives a better finish and sparkle even though it is the more fiddly option. Simply layer/pat the glitter over a clear base coat till you get your desired look then apply a top coat.

The finished look did come out a tad messier than I desired but overall I’m happy with it.

What nail looks have you gone for this Christmas?

Tasha x

Comfort Balm – Ermana Skincare

ermana comfort balm

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Sometimes a single product comes along that manages to be exactly what your skin needs and before you know it your reaching for it every morning. That is precisely what Ermana’s Skincare Comfort Balm has become for me.

Described as a rich blend of natural butters rich in vitamins and anti oxidants which hydrate, condition, soften and protect the skin.

It is a versatile product that can be used on any area’s that need a boost in hydration. I particularly love it for my lips first thing in the morning, the blend of  natural butters and essential oils really help nourish my lips which make it the perfect base for those drying matte liquid lipsticks.

My other top use for it is for prepping those drier areas such as elbows and knees before applying fake tan. Just warm little product in your fingertips and wait for the balm to melt then apply. I always use this the day before I have a spray tan and in my opinion it really helps prevent the tan sticking to those areas.

All Ermana product’s are 100% natural and free from sulphates, parabens, artificial colours and fragrances.

To find out more about Ermana, the full product range can be found at www.ermana.co.uk

Are you obsessed with any products at the moment?

Tasha x

Manicure Monday

barry m - personal best

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For this week’s nail colour I’ve chosen Personal Best by Barry M.

With the sun finally making an appearance in Scotland this week I’m getting into the spirit of summer which for me means getting out the pastel nail shades.

The colour is from Barry M’s Speedy Quick Dry spring Range.

I would describe Personal Best as a dusty muted lavender, it’s a lovely shade as it’s not too bold and bright but rather a pretty and  delicate way to have a pop of colour on your nails.

I found the formula and application really easy, some drugstore nail polishes can be slightly on the thin side but I only needed 2 coats to get a nice even opaque finish.

They have a few other colours that I have my eye on so you my see more from this range.

Have you tried any of Barry M’s Spring Colours?

Tasha x

Bomb Cosmetics – Cherry Bakewell

bomb cosmetics - cherry bakewell

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Now like most of us I’m a huge candle addict, if I go into a shop that sells candles and I can’t help but have a wee sniff. My friends constantly make fun of me for being unable to leave Primark without coming out with a packet of tea lights, who can blame me, they’re a total bargain.

However as much as they mock me for it, whenever they give me gift’s for whatever reason you can guarantee that there is at least one candle in the mix, so really they’re only aiding the addiction.

Which leads me to receiving the lovely Cherry Bakewell from Bomb Cosmetics. Normally I can be a bit fussy with cherry scents as I often find they can be a tad synthetic and overly sweet for my taste so I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this scent. Cherry Bakewell’s were a huge part of my childhood, my birthday parties weren’t complete without them being part of the menu which is why my friend Becky chose it for me. The sweet scent of the cherry and marzipan really create an uplifting scent that left me feeling nostalgic.

I felt the scent really managed to fill the room well and I could still smell it in the air the next morning which is always a nice bonus.

I will definitely be checking out some of the other scents that bomb cosmetics has to offer.

What candles are you loving at the moment?

Tasha x

Manicure Monday

shellac creekside

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It’s been a while but I am finally back with another Manicure Monday.

I’ve decided to be lazy and go back to my shellac roots as it’s just so much easier to maintain than constantly worrying if my polish is going to chip.

This time I decided on the gorgeous Creekside which is a stunning pastel blue. I’m usually quite cautious when it comes to blue shades as in my opinion they tend to wash me out a tad (I think it’s because I have blue undertone) but since I have decided to embrace summer with a bit of fake tan I think it doesn’t look too bad. The colour is coming off a wee bit paler on camera than in person, it looks more blue. It’s such an easy shade to apply as you really only need two coats for it to be fully opaque which is a plus for when you’re in a rush. and don’t want to sit and cure it.

What colours are you loving at the moment?

Tasha x