I was so excited to write this post, it’s a brand I love and these products are just my everything. Too much?
The Body Shop is my favourite brand for bath and body products (yes that means it even tops Lush for me!) The main reason for this is the packaging, the scents, and they are against animal testing. Winner!

I thought I would put together for you my favourite Body Shop products that I have been absolute loving for a long while now, and most of them have been re-purchased. I love a mixture of things from The Body Shop. Candles, skincare, make-up and bath stuff!!

One of my faves, that have always been my fave are their hand creams. I have always loved the Almond scented one the most, but recently I have discovered the British Rose and Almond Milk & Honey scents too (just to let you know that almond is my favourite scent in anything, in the whole wide world!) I always carry one of the mini hand creams in my handbag (I have 2!) and I also have the full sized hand creams at home also – I never want to run out! here hand creams are honestly the best I have ever used. They instantly make your hands feel so silky soft, without your hands feeling greasy afterwards as the cream really dissolves into your skin quickly. A definite, definite must.

Please tell me you have tried their shower gel?! If you haven’t – you need too ASAP!
I find that a lot of shoer gels don’t keep their sent after you have washed it off in the shower, but not with The Body Shop shower gels. You will be smelling divine for hours after you have used this in the shower. I really love the limited edition scents for shower gels. I recently got the Frosted Plum scent for Christmas as it’s the nicest smell ever! I also have this in British Rose, as this is just one of my favourite all year round scents.

You’re probably thinking, hand wash, really? But let me tell you this hand wash has made my life, and when this has previously ran out I was devastated. Yes it’s the Almond scent ( surprise surprise ) but this hand wash is so creamy, and smells absolutely amazing. It leaves your hands feeling smooth, clean and smelling lovely for hours after washing your hands! If you haven’t tried this you need too, you won’t regret it.

A candle! Yes, a candle. If you know me, you will know I absolutely love candles, and I had always wanted to try one of The Body Shop candles, and my mum really kindly got me one for Christmas. I haven’t actually burnt this yet, but I can tell already it’s going to be a winner. It smells amazing and ca tell it will really make the whole house smell amazing too. I really love that the glass jar doesn’t have any branding on it too, you don’t see that very often.

Next is onto skincare/make-up. I have been using the All-In-One BB Cream for probably about 6 months now and I love it. This is perfect when you don’t want anything heavy on your face, but you still want that coverage. I love this cream, it comes out white but then it will blend into the shade of your skin. It really is amazing how it works, and you end up with quite a high coverage but with a really light creamy product. It’s also perfect to take on holiday – I used this in Thailand as I didn’t want to go out with no makeup up all, but I didn’t want a full face of make-up, and this product just saved me.

I also love the Vitamin E Moisture Protect Lip Care balm. I originally bought this for my holiday in Thailand too, it has SPF in, which is amazing even for when you’re in rainy England. The moisture this gives your lips is just amazing, and it does it without your lips feeling sticky, it doesn’t even feel like you have anything on your lips – such an amazing product for chapped or sore lips.

What are your favourite products from The Body Shop? I would love to try some more out.

Love always, G x

 

I am all about the festive makeup, even though I still doing go too OOTD, I do like to make a bit more of an effort that I normally do, and Christmas is the perfect time right?

I thought I would share with you this look as I went out for a Christmas meal with some friends (which was just delightful!) and I really liked my makeup so thought I would share with you my look.

I like to normally go for a golden shimmer eye look when Christmas is around the corner. Who am  kidding, I wear it most of the time!
Gold shimmer on the eyes is just my favourite any time of year, but it’s so perfect for Christmas. My Morphe Palette in the shade Fall into Frost has been my absolute go to product over the last couple of months. If you don’t have a Morphe palette I highly recommend in purchasing one! They have so many shades and at such a good price too. 

The highlighter which I use is for special occasions now, I used to wear it everyday but I have hit pan and it’s slowly getting lower and lower which makes me so sad 🙁 Mary-Lou-Manizer from The Balm is one of my favourite highlights of all time (and if you know me, you know I love my highlighter.) This gives the most perfect golden shimmer and glow that you need for the festivities.

For lips, I went for one fo the PIXI liquid matte lipsticks in the shade Evening RoseThis is the perfect shade when you don’t want that classic Christmas red shade, but you still want your lips to stand out and be on of your main makeup features. This is actually the first time I have tried one fo the PIXI liquid matte lipsticks, and I have to say I am very impressed. I love my matte liquid lipsticks, and have done all year and I really rate the PIXI ones so I definitely recommend grabbing one of those, they do some really good neutral shades too. 

Next onto eyes. I love my eyelashes looking extra long and thick, so I always like to add a pair of falsies if I am going out for a nice meal. For this evening I decided to go for the KOKO 503 lashes which I have just fallen in love with. My favourite lashes are the three quarter length ones as I love the effect that these give. They really add length and flutter to your look, and they don’t look like you’re wearing fake lashes, which is always good! 

These are my main festive look must haves for this year. I went for a much more natural and subtle party look, but I love it so much. what is your favourite festive product of the year?

Love always, G x

I have always heard about the hype for these Morphe palettes, loads of eyeshadow in one place, for a great price, and amazing quality. To be honest, I always thought it was too good to be true.

After seeing this Fall into Frost palette (35F) via one of my favourite youtubers, it looked so amazing on her – I just had no control over myself and just went to buy it straight away.

There are 35 different shades in this palette, and I can honestly say every single one of them is so gorgeous and pigmented.  All of the shades are shimmer (my favourite!) apart form one line of mattes. I love how there is a bit of a mixture, so it’s really great to take away with you and you will be able to do quite a few different looks.

The shades range from some light champagne colours, to the most autumnal colours you could think of, and some really dark shimmers too. You could create any look with this palette, and is great for the Autumn/Winter seasons!

As you can see by the image above, this was a swatch of one of the golden shimmers and you can just see how pigmented it is with one swatch.

 

 

This Morphe palette is by far my favourite palette I own. It may have even overtaken my Urban Decay NAKED palettes! You get so many more shades for the money, and the pigmentation is just incredible, and they blend so easily. It’s the perfect palette.

If you love to experiment with your eyeshadow like I do, especially in the autumn months,  then the Morphe palettes are the ones. I definitely want to get a few other palettes, maybe one for each season?😄

What’s your favourite eyeshadow palette for Autumn time?

Love always, G x

 

The bold bright colours and pastels have been put away for year another year, and I have dug out some of my fave beauty picks for the Autumn and Winter.

First of all, can we talk about these candles? I know they have nothing to do with beauty but I am totally obsessed with them. The smaller candle in Spice Pumpkin is from Primark, and it was only £1! This is perfect for Halloween to create the perfect autumnal/halloween atmosphere. The other candle is in the scent Pumpkin Brûlée. I can’t explain to you how amazing this smells…It was form Homesense and was the last one on the shelf so I nabbed it straight away! I just love the look of it, the purple shade isn’t your usual autumnal shade but I love that about it, and can we talk about the lid? Oh gosh, it has a really cute little pumpkin cut out – how adorable?!

Okay so now onto the stuff you want to hear about, the beauty bits!

First of all lets talk about the eyeshadow palette. This is a really new purchase of mine as I hadn’t bought any new eyeshadow for a while now and though it was time for a new palette. I love experimenting with eyeshadow, and this palette shout me colours all over. So this is the Morphe Fall into Frost palette. The colours in this palette are so gorgeous and scream Autumn. Most of the shades are shimmers, which I love and there is also a line of matte shades too. I can definitely tell I am going to be using this palette an awful lot as there are so many different shades for different occasions/styles. Such a good priced palette too for so many shades!

Next onto lips, I have picked my 3 faves for this coming Autumn – one is an old fave and the other two are new purchases and I can’t wait to wear them! My old fave is Sin by MacThis is a matte dark berry shade, it was my first real dark lipstick and I fell in love with it straight away, the perfect Autumnal colour! I have also chosen a new gloss which is Sheer Rose by PIXI Beauty I am not normally a gloss kinda gal, but this one from PIXI totally changed my mind, the colour is gorgeous on it’s own for a subtle hint of rose colour, or you can add it to a lipstick also to give it extra colour and shine. It’s not as sticky as other glosses I have tried and also really does last for quite a while. Last but not least, I bought a liquid lipstick in Scandalous by NYX.  This is a really daring shade for me and very much out of my comfort zone, but weirdly enough I love it. The shade is almost like a dark grey, well it basically is dark grey! I haven’t seen this anywhere before and really wanted to try it, to be honest I thought I’d hate it on me but I am proven wrong. I can’t wait to wear this shade more now it is officially Autumn – the perfect shade for Halloween.

Onto cheeks, I really love the Maybelline Balm & Blush in Shimmering BronzeI really love this little gem, it gives you an instant shimmer and glow for when your skin is feeling dry and sore from the chilly weather. You can also use this on your lips too to give them some moisture if you want, and it will also give them a little bit of colour so it’s a good duo product!

What are your favourite Autumnal beauty picks?

Love always, G x

 

I normally am not the type of personal to be too fussed about what shampoo and conditioner I use. I just kind of use whatever is on offer or whatever has coconut in (love a coconut scent). But I was browsing the Superdrug website for a top up of toiletries and the Faith in Nature range in the watermelon scent really caught my eye. I have never seen a shampoo and conditioner in a watermelon scent first of all, and I freaking love anything to do with watermelon. Watermelon is ma favey.

So of course I added these to my basket straight away to give them a go.

When ordering these, I didn’t even realise that the Faith in Nature products are cruelty free, and vegan. Hallelujah! I have to admit I am not vegan, but I really do support products that are vegan friendly, organic AND cruelty free. So straight away, this brand definitely has a thumbs up from me.

So first of tall, the packaging. I really do like the packing of these products. They are quite simple, straight to the point and classic, which I really love.
When I first put the shampoo, and conditioner on my hand ready to rub into my hair, I did feel they were very runny-and I was worried I would hate it as I had never seen a shampoo&conditioner so runny before, so I was a little worried.
BUT the product really pulled through – it smelt amazing, just like watermelon!

I loved this soooo much! The product washed really well into my hair and I could tell when it was all out – which I find really hard with some products. Once I dried my hair my hair felt super smooth and as I have some areas of quite dry hair, I think it really helped with this too.

Overall, I am so impressed with this duo, and I really want to try out some more scents and products from the Faith of Nature range. They tick all the boxes for me! I think I will definitely be going to be re-using their products.

Check them out here

Love always, G x