Sunday, 26 January 2014

Christmas Presents - Beauty and Candles

I am SO late putting this post up! Christmas seems so long ago now, I hope you all had a fabulous one.  I was happy to see the back of 2013, it was a stressful year and so far 2014 is shaping up to be a good year. This post was ready to go a couple of weeks ago but a BT engineer was working at my neighbours house and managed to cut off both our phone line and internet.  I was surprised at how often I use the internet, it was so frustrating not being able to just "Google" something!

Anyway, I loved reading posts showing what lovely goodies you all got for Christmas and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
Dollish Polish Welcome to Camp Crystal Lake
Polish Addict Unicorn Love
Liquid Sky Lacquer Fuchsia Illusion (Thermal Polish)

My hubby Jon got me these polishes from Rainbow Connection, a UK stockist of international indie brands.
My best friend, Vicki, got me these. 
China Glaze Cosmic Dust and Strap on Your Moonboots.
Jon got me these crystal Leighton Denny nail files, a large one to keep at home and a smaller one with a case to keep in my handbag.
Every year Jon gets me the Soap & Glory set when Boots have their weekly offer on.  Every time I smell Soap & Glory it reminds me of Christmas. So many fab goodies in this years gift set!

Hand Food Hand Cream
Sugar Crush Body Wash (the Sugar Crush Scrub gave me cravings for key lime pie when I was pregnant!)
Righteous Butter Body Butter
Peaches & Clean Deep Purifying Cleanser
Heel Genius Foot Cream
Butter Yourself Body Lotion
The Scrub of Your Life Body Buffer
Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara
Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumper
Limited Edition Jonathan Saunders Bag
My Dad and Stepmum got me these Bayliss & Harding Hand Wash and Hand Lotion duo.  They come in a stand which is quite handy to put next to the sink in the bathroom.  They smell lovely!
I suffer with a lot of joint pain and muscle stiffness so Jon was very thoughtful and bought me this massager and oil (although I think he was just trying to get out of having to give massages!).  I have tried it on my back and it definitely helps get out any knots!
I am a big fan of Caudalie products and Jon got me this soap, it smells lovely and fresh.

Sandra from Beauty Balm got me this soap from Planet Soap, it smells absolutely amazing! When I put her present under the tree I kept getting a lovely scent coming from it everytime I walked past!
I was very spoilt by my hubby this year!
Nars At First Sight Palette
Dior Addict Lip Glow (I love this!)
Nars Guy Bourdin Fling

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita
Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Baroque
Lippy in Roman Holiday
Lippy in Damage

The lip case is fab! Its bigger than I thought it would be, I have put it on my bedside table to put my jewellery in at night.
Rosslyn Candle Company sadly announced on Facebook that they were closing down their shop.  I have one of their teacups with the bluebell wood candle in and Jon got me this lovely hamper which contains a selection of their best selling candles.  
Salted Caramel candle! Yes it does smell as delicious as it sounds!  

Sandra got me this handcream too, I have been very spoilt!
We had a Secret Santa swap on one of the beauty pages and Grace from All That Slap got me these gorgeous gifts.
I know its not technically a beauty item but Jon got me this notebook for me to write my blog post ideas etc in.

Leave me a link if you did a post like this, I love seeing what people got and it's inspiration for gifts throughout the year!

Friday, 3 January 2014

Inhibitif Hair-Free Deodorant Review - Update!

I started using the Inhibitif Hair-Free Deodorant in September, you can read the original post here, I said I would do an update post after using it.

I was really not impressed at all with this product.  I actually had to stop using it after about 3 weeks.  It did not provide any protection,  I kept getting whiffs of my underarms and it was not pleasant! I was very paranoid that other people would be able to smell me - I have never had this problem with any other deodorant.

Secondly I did not notice any reduction in the amount of hair under my arms (although it does state that it takes longer than 3 weeks), but what I did notice was that my armpits turned yellow! Yes you read that right YELLOW!

The staining went after a couple of days of not using the Inhibitif - thank goodness!

I would not recommend this product at all.  I was more than happy to go back to using my usual deodorant and shaving my armpits.

Have you tried this?  What did you think?

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all!

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas too.  Thank you for taking the time to read my blog over the past 12 months, it's definitely been an eventful year!

We moved back home in October after the fire at the end of April, the insurance company have done a brilliant job of restoring our house and it was so lovely to move back home, especially in time for Christmas.

We had a baby boy in June, Jay, he was our silver lining in a stressful year - they say all things happen for a reason and I'm sure he was sent to us to ease the stress a bit!

Hubby was made redundant on the day Jay was born after 22 years working for the same company - they went into liquidation so they didn't even have the money to pay out for redundancy.

It meant we got the summer off together with our two boys - living in the rental house, so was rather like a prolonged holiday! 

The week we were moving home Jon got offered a really good job and started it a week after we moved home.  Perfect timing.

So 2013 wasn't the best of years but is ending extremely positively and I'm hoping 2014 will be a great year - best wishes to you all for a happy, healthy and prosperous year.  May all your dreams come true!