Sunday, 24 November 2013

A Chanel Particuliere Dupe!

Who doesn't like a dupe? Especially one where the price tag is 1/4 or the original! I'm talking about the classic Chanel shade Particuliere, as made famous by Victoria Beckham! She was seen sporting the colour everywhere when it first came out and then the world went bananas. Step aside reds and neutral nudes, this strange grey-ish brown colour was here to stay! After that pretty much every brand came out with it's own version of it (as with pretty much every shade Chanel comes out with!) and here I present to you Rimmel's offering: the Salon Pro Nail Colour with Lycra in Beige Babe! This range from Rimmel is probably my favourite from any brand. The brush is perfect for making a one swipe application, the formula is just the right consistency and the price tag just rounds it all up making it the perfect nail polish: £4.50 a pop! The biggest difference I can see between the two (besides the price tag!) is the grey-ish undertone distinctive to many of Chanel's shades. Rimmel's version has a bit of a warmer undertone, there is a tiny bit more red in it. 

If you're wondering why I have two nail polishes that look so much alike, join the club. I'm wondering the same thing!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Candle Season Is Here!

It's a deja vu to last year! I had a pretty similar post to this exactly a year ago, but I suppose the lower temperatures and shorter days just get us craving some candles around the house, don't they? Do you feel like this as well? Sometimes I find the right scent can warm up the whole room that little bit more! These two Yankee Candles were two of my birthday presents. They weren't on my wishlist, but when my husband noticed we ran out of our Honey & Spice, HE suggested we get some more! They think they can hide it, but we all know blokes secretly enjoy the scented candles just like we do! haha What I like the most about the Christmas Cookie scent is that it smells just like that! That lovely, buttery smell fills up the whole room and I have to think carefully about when I want to light it cause it always ends up making me hungry! The same goes for the ever so popular Salted Caramel scent. The one thing I hated about it was not knowing what actual food it smelled like so I could satisfy my craving after smelling it all day! I finally figured it out though: caramel popcorn will do the trick. You're welcome! Lastly we have the more sophisticated looking (and smelling) Rituals Under a Fig Tree. I took advantage of my £5 off birthday voucher from to get this and it was well used. This is the warmest scent of them all and it's got a Diptyque's Figuier vibe to it for a much friendlier price tag! It doesn't burn very evenly though, so if you're fussy about your candle quality, this might not be ideal!

Are you into burning candles? What are your favourite ones? 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Facial Scrub - Review

 sample size pictured

I gotta admit, when I got my hands on this Dermalogica scrub, I wasn't rushing to try it! I was really happy with my Soap & Glory Scrubatomic (review here!), so I ended up putting it away and not actually trying it for weeks! Plus, it just seemed a bit of a faff for me. It being a powder and all, I could already see myself dropping the little tub and ending up with an all over white bathroom!

According to the Dermalogica website, this is their #1 selling facial scrub and I can see why! Truth is, it's not fiddly at all. There's really nothing too hard about pouring a bit of powder into wet hands, is there? haha The powder does look too fine to do anything when you first pour it on. But as soon as you start rubbing your hands together to create a paste, you can see the small scrubbing particles. This is a rice-based scrub, it contains rice enzymes and salicylic acid, so in addition to the mechanical exfoliation, I like to leave it on for a minute or two and let the acid and enzymes do their thing! 

I know this is really gross sounding, but you know when you get a pedi and they exfoliate your feet to an inch of their lives and you can see the yucky dead skin rolling off? This had been the first scrub to ever do that to my FACE and I've got to say I'm very pleased with the results!

This is meant to be brilliant for oily skin and I guess it would be ok to use everyday if you're in that club. However, I would stick to maybe twice a week if you've got normal skin and would definitely steer clear of it altogether if you've got sensitive skin! I'm in the normal skin category at the moment and it can make my skin a bit red, but it goes away after a few minutes.

You can grab your Dermalogica bits from Beauty900. They've got free delivery on and there's free samples with every order!

Have you tried anything from Dermalogica?


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