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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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Now most of you know that I’m a huge Body Shop fan, they always have really good offers and promotions(perfect for gift buying) and I was lucky enough to be sent a few items from their new Polynesian Range.
I received the Shower Gel, Body Mist and Eau de Toilette. I believe that there may also be a body butter in the range. The colour scheme is a nice bright yellow with a flower pattern, perfect for the summer.
I would describe the scent as very tropical, it really reminded me of being on a nice Sunny Beach when on Holiday, it’s a nice mix of vanilla and coconut.
The shower gel creates a really nice lather from not much product so a little really does go a long way especially if you use a shower puff. The scent does last a while for a shower gel which is a nice bonus.
I love Body Shops Body Mists to carry in my bag for a quick spritz throughout the day. The packaging is really nice and strong since it is a glass bottle so you know there’s not going to be any accidental leaks when your not looking. This scent it perfect for a quick refreshing pick me up when I’m stuck in the office. Again the scent is quite long lasting so you don’t need to go overboard with the spraying.
Last but by no means least is the Eau de Toilette. I think this is perfect for day wear rather than night time as I prefer a heavier scent (I love their Red Musk) I received so many compliments at work about what perfume I was wearing and so many were surprised it was from the Body Shop, most thought it would be something more expensive (I believe it will retail at £18) I did need a top up at lunchtime for the scent to stay prominent but you could still tell it was there it was just more subtle. I think this would be the perfect perfume to take away with you on a sunny holiday or just to get you in the mood for Summer at home.
What is your favourite scent from The Body Shop?
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Now I this post may be a controversial one as I know that this mascara has a lot of love in the blogging community but I’m just not one of them. I have tried on several occasions over the past couple months so see if I could get into it as I had really high hopes for it but alas achieving Gigi Hadid lashes its just not for me.
Maybelline claim the wand will add volume, lift and drama but unfortunately it did none of those for me. I found the formula clumped really easily with the rush design making it quite tricky to separate the lashes. I have been told on many occasions by my colleagues at the salon that I have really thick eyelashes so that probably didn’t help the situation. I did even try using a clean spoolie to help wiggle them free but no such left with the end result of me being left looking like I have roughly 5 lashes.
So if one of my friends asked for a recommendation for a high street mascara this one just doesn’t make the list.
No biggie, I’m not to upset over it as I believe I got it on offer on boots and I know Maybelline will be back with something better. This mascara just didn’t work for me but oh well it happens.
What mascara’s are you loving at the moment?