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11/16/2012

Current Beauty Favourites | Just Add Ginger

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It is so cold today! I can't believe it...the cold has crept in even more overnight, and out came my most snuggly jumper this morning to keep me warm. 

I don't usually do a monthly favourites post, because I'm quite loyal to the products I use, but recently, I've found some new gems! 

Face

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer (010 Ivory)
This is my most recent find, and  am absolutely IN LOVE with this concealer! It really brightens up my face, and hides my dark under eye circles, which, when you get up really early in the morning for work, and are pale anyway, is a very good thing!! I'm so impressed by the coverage, and the consistency of this concealer. Usually, I find them really cakey, but this one is amazing! 

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (100 Ivory)
A few weeks ago, I did a review on this foundation. I'd heard a lot of really good things about it, and after a while of using it, I haven't been disappointed! The coverage is medium, and very buildable, the consistency is smooth, and the colour is an almost perfect match to my skin! Combined with the concealer, my skin looks instantly refreshed! 

Lips

Carmex Mouisturising Lip Balm 
A good lip balm is essential for me in the chilly weather. My lips get so chapped and sore that I regularly need something soothing to put on them. I had been using a Body Shop lip balm, but I was touching pan with that. I picked up Carmex because a) It was reasonably priced in Boots, and b) I've heard a lot of good things about it online. 

I've been applying it everyday since I bought it, and seriously, my lips have never felt better! Some lip balms I find to be really gungy and leave my lips a bit too wet and shiny, but Carmex I can put on, and it leaves the perfect amount of sheen. I can instantly feel it helping my lips, and it smells really refreshing (like menthol.)

Nails 

Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish Nail Varnish (500 Disco Ball) 
About a month ago, I went out to a rave. I had been looking for a top coat that I could apply over my nail varnish for an added touch of girly sparkle, and found this Rimmel polish. Usually, I do go for quick-dry polishes, but there were none to be found, so I took a risk! 

This nail varnish is great! You get so many sparkles in each application, and it adds a great bit of glitz for the party season. The formula  can be a bit gloopy, and takes a little while to dry, so you need to have a bit of patience with it. 

The only downside to this product that I've found is that if it comes out on the brush too thick, it does lift your other nail varnish off, so you've got to be careful their isn't too much product on the brush. For a touch of glitter on a night out, this is a great little product to add to your collection! 

Body 

Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Polish 
This is my absolute favourite recent find. I discovered it whilst going through my beauty drawer, and haven't looked back! I'm a big fan of Soap & Glory anyway, but this body polish....well...there are no words to describe how much I adore it! I've used it up already and I've only been using it about 3 weeks! 

Firstly, it smells AMAZING! So sweet and delicious you actually want to eat it! The scent really seeps in to your skin too, and lasts for ages (especially when you use a Soap & Glory body moisturiser too!) The product itself isn't harsh at all, and really works to make your skin soft and supple. Every time I have a bath, I use this on my legs, and it makes them so smooth, I can't actually believe it! This product is top of my wish list for Christmas. It's absolutely fantastic!! 


There you have it, my current beauty favourites. I don't know what I'd do without these products at the moment....every time I use them, I feel absolutely fabulous! 

What beauty products are you loving?!

11/14/2012

Lush Magic Wand Bubble Bar | Just Add Ginger

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I have been absolutely loving my baths lately. I have one nearly every night now that the weather is a lot colder. Being a girlie girl, I do like to indulge in a bit of a girly princess bath. Recently, I went into Lush to have a look at their Christmas goodies and found this little beauty - the Magic Wand Bubble Bar.

The bar (as you may have guessed) is shaped like a wand, with a cute ribbon and bell attached to it. It smells exactly like Snow Fairy (very sweet and delicious...you almost want to eat it it smells so good!) I spent ages in Lush deliberating over this bar, but once I had a demonstration, I was sold.... 

It turns the water pink! Simply wave your wand under hot running water, and immediately a gazillion bubbles appear. Honestly; this is one of the best bubble bars I've had! The bubbles fill up your bath as soon as you start using the bar. It also leaves your skin really moisturised, and smelling delicious. What more could you ask for? The lovely Lush sales assistant told me this bar would last about three baths, but so far it's latest my five...and counting.

At £4.95, this bubble bar is a delicious bath time treat. It's beautiful and magical, and looks pretty sitting in your bathroom. Also, it doesn't leave any residue in your bath, so if you share your tub with anyone else, you don't have to worry about cleaning off glitter every time you use the bar.

If you're looking for a new Lush product to try, I can't recommend the Magic Wand Bubble Bar enough. It's definitely a must-have for these chilly November nights!

What bath products are you loving at the moment?