The Body Shop – Polynesian Tiare

body shop poly

Hello my loves!

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?

Tasha x

Lush Easter 2016: Humpty Dumpty

Lush Humpty Dumpty

Hello my Loves

Lush seasonal collections have to be my favourite time of the year to pick up some bath goodies. They’re always fun and colourful and vibrant collections with plenty of amazing products I can’t wait to get my hands on and I was most excited for the Humpty Dumpty bath bomb. Now at £6.95 he is a pricey fellow but it should be used for 3 bath’s so I think it balances out (plus with the price of chocolate eggs these days I think its pretty reasonable) The egg “shell” should crack down the middle leaving you 2 halves and contain a mini fried egg inside that can be used for your third bath. I will admit that I found cracking the egg open a bit of a struggle and had to use a knife to get it to split which felt slightly cruel to Humpty.

Humpty has a really nice citrus scent – Brazilian Orange Oil and Bergamot Oil – which creates a lovely uplifting bath-time experience. The bath-bomb turns your water a beautiful vibrant blue and yellow that really creates the prettiest bath.

I loved this bath bomb I promise Humty Dumpty wont leave you hanging. 😉

Have you tried any of Lush’s Easter range?

Tasha x

Friday Favourite

body shop bb cream

Hello my Loves!

With the weather in Scotland being absolutely miserable recently my skin hasn’t been the happiest.

I try not to wear as much foundation in the winter months to give my skin a chance to breath so the light coverage and hydration of this bb cream has been a saviour.

I often struggle to find bb creams to suit my skin tone as most tend to be far to dark for me and I’m left looking a touch orange so I was happy to see that the body shop’s  bb cream had a light shades available.

 I buff it in with a real techniques expert face brush and I think  it blends really evenly and does give you a lovely hint of colour and pretty good coverage for a bb cream. For stubborn blemishes you will need a little concealer for them. But I just loved the dewy glow it gives my skin! Not one for those who like matte skin however, but i personally love the dewy look! Plus you can always pop a little powder on top.

Do you like bb creams?

If so, which one’s would you recommend.

Tasha x

Friday Favourite

neom

Hello my loves!

Now I know what you may be thinking, a Christmas Candle in February? Well my favourite type of scents like a lot of people are rich cinnamon based smells which basically means my flat smells like Christmas all year round. Don’t get me wrong I love lighter floral/clean scents in the Summer but there’s just something about traditional Christmas scents that just make me feel cosy and warm which is definitely needed with the current Scottish weather.

I picked this set up in the Christmas sales and have been putting off burning it as I thought it was just too pretty to use but I can always keep the little tumbler and find some use for it.

This is the gorgeous Christmas Wish Home Collection by Neom Organics.

The set itself contains a single wick 150g candle with approximately 35 hours burn time and a matching room mist.

The smell itself is a gorgeous mix of mandarin, cinnamon and Tonka bean and is a part of Neom’s Destress Range.

The fragrance is so strong, with an amazing throw that fills the whole of my lounge and the scent can even be smelt in the next room.. it’s such a good quality candle, with such a pure scent due to high percentage of essential oils within the wax. You really can detect all three notes whilst the candle is alight.

It’s the epitome of glamour, luxury and organic goodness – all among the reasons I’ve come to adore Neom beauty and home fragrances.  Real passion goes into these products… and you can tell.

Do you have any candle suggestions for me? What are your favourite scents?

Tasha x

Friday Favourite!

concealer

Bare Minerals Stroke of Light – Eye Brightener

One of my biggest beauty concerns sadly is my under eye area since I suffer from discolouration and puffiness. So while I was wandering around the beauty counters, this product caught my eye.

. The Stroke Of Light concealer is about medium coverage at the most, so if your dark circles are on the heavy side this may not be the concealer for you. That being said, this product works great on me. What I love is that it covers my circles, brightens my eye area, and hydrates. This concealer doesn’t look cakey at all!

I am really impressed with this product. My trusty collection concealer is fabulous but is a bit thick for me sometimes for under my eye area. Lately I have been using that concealer on other areas like my nose and chin and the Stroke Of Light concealer under my eyes and I am all good to go!

Here is to looking wide awake even after those long nights of…I’ll let you fill in the blank with your favorite activity (mine unfortunately can be doing the night shift at the bar).

What are you favorite concealers? Are there any that you think work really well for under eye circles?

Tasha

Friday Favourites

nakd bars

 

So for the last few weeks I’ve been trying to eat healthier as I’ve got a few parties and my graduation coming up so I want to look and feel my best. Every morning I start my day with oatmeal or granola and I’ve definitely noticed my energy level going up. The problem with working in the beauty industry is that you get irregular shifts so its difficult to establish a set eating routine. I pick and snack during my shifts as your breaks and lunch really depend on what your client column looks like that day so I need to start snacking on healthier options rather than crisps and sweets.  I discovered these Nakd bars when I was having a nosey in Holland & Barrett’s Penny Sale and I’m hooked! There’s so many different flavours to try so theres something for everyone. My favorite have to be the Cashew Cookie or Rhubarb and Custard.

I’d love to hear if you have any healthy tasty snacks I could take to work!

xoxo