Thursday, 27 July 2017

Lush Shark Invested Custard Bath Melt

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After L and I's trip to Lush Oxford Street one thing I picked up was the Shark invested bath melt. I hadn't tried any of the Lush bath melts so thought it was time to change that!



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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Celtic Manor Resort Champagne and Beauty Bar


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Hope you're all having a fabulous week. We were super lucky last week and were invited to Celtic Manor Resort for a sneak peek of their new Champagne and Beauty bar -  it's as fabulous as you are imagining!

We were so excited when the invite came through and just knew we had to go, not only was the event going to be amazing but we were hoping we'd have a chance to catch up with some of our blogger friends so couldn't wait.



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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Day Trip to Exeter


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I've decided to get a post up last minute today because I've been working through editing photos and writing content and felt inspired. It's nice to feel productive and start ticking things off a list isn't it??

I went to Devon recently for a staycation and I'll be sharing a full post with some pictures from my trip soon. During our stay we didn't have great weather at all, so me and my mum went in to Exeter one day for some shopping!


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Friday, 21 July 2017

The Body Shop Camomile Range - Cleansing Oil, Cleansing Butter and Make Up Remover


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I've been slowly making my way through The Body Shop's range of skincare, and haven't really shared much of my thoughts on it yet. I recently made an order of cleansers because mine were running low, so I decided to pick up a few different types and get stuck in.


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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Make Up Revloution Flawless Mattes Palette Review and Swatches

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As I'm if you're a regular reader you'll know we're big Make Up Revolution fans (see your reviews here), not only is it a bargain price it's a Cruelty Free brand too. When L and I were on one of our many shopping trips one palette neither of us could resist is the Flawless Mattes palettes, it can be hard to find good matte shades so to find a full palette of them for less than £10 neither of us could resist.


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Friday, 14 July 2017

Spectrum Brushes Must Have Minis



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At the end of May we headed to a Spectrum event in Cardiff (you can see that post here. We couldn't wait to go as it was not only a brand with the prettiest brushes but it's a brand that's Welsh. We love supporting local!

Spectrum was founded by two sisters and it was great to hear their story! They also reminded us of how we are together so it made us love them more.


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Monday, 10 July 2017

Storybook Cosmetics: Wizardry and Witchcraft Palette


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We can't wait to share today's post with you, as we mentioned in the first look post (you can read that here) we couldn't wait to receive our palettes and they didn't disappoint!


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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil Free Moisturiser


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I'm back with another skincare review today - I'm totally obsessed and it seems to have taken over from make up recently. Though I'm sure this will be temporary!

I went to a Kiehls event when the new Cardiff store opened around Christmas time last year, you can find the post here. I picked up the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil Free lotion at the time and have been using it a lot since then, especially recently now the weather has got warmer again!


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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Skinny Tan Express Mousse 1 Hour Tan Review

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We're big fans of Fake Tan, we're both super pale so love to wear fake tan as it makes us feel better. We always searching for the next great tan, the one that look natural, fades well and doesn't smell of biscuit and for me now it has to be Cruelty Free. 


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Monday, 3 July 2017

Make Up Revolution Renaissance Lipsticks - Part 2


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I recently wrote a post on the Make Up Revolution Renaissance lipsticks, and there were so many pictures I had to split it! So you can find Part 1 by clicking here, and you can find Part 2 below:


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Friday, 30 June 2017

Validation facial - Lush Spa Cardiff

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This is another of the posts I've been meaning to write for a while, so as I'm travelling down to Cornwall I thought I would share it with you.

As soon as I heard Lush was opening a spa I was pretty excited, I love going on spa days with my mum or friends and as I love all things Lush I couldn't wait to try it out. Back in January I bought my mum a treatment for her birthday so we could go together when it was open.





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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Lush Metamorphosis Bath Bomb


Hey all!

Hope you're having a fabulous week - I've been off work for the last 2 weeks after a car accident but I'm feeling so much better now. I never realised how much whiplash and general impact could affect you, fingers crossed it's over now.

One thing I've been doing whilst being off is having a fair few baths (to help the aches!) so I've been working my way through my stash of new bath bombs. The first is Metamorphosis from Lush which we both picked up from their new Cardiff spa store when it opened.


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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Make Up Revolution Renaissance Lipsticks - Part 1


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I've been sharing some of these photos for the last few weeks and I've no idea why it's taken me so long to share the full post.

The Make Up Revolution Renaissance lipsticks came out a little while ago and are allegedly dupes for the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks. There's a full range of 20 different lip colours in the Renaissance range compared with 12 of the CT Matte Revolution lipsticks, 11 in the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. range and 17 in the Hot Lips range. I'd love to buy all of them (addicted to buying sets!) but at £24 per lipstick this isn't in my budget....ever!

So I obviously looked into the Renaissance range:


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Thursday, 22 June 2017

First Look: Storybook Cosmetics Wizardry and Witchcraft Palette


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We've got a quick first look post for you today that we have been super excited about!

A few months ago (way back in February!) we ordered the Storybook Cosmetics Wizardry and Witchcraft palette - we're HUGE Harry Potter fans and heard about this as soon as it was designed, so we just knew we had to get it. Especially after seeing all of the colours and swatches on their instagram account, so we couldn't let it pass us by!

If you haven't heard of Storybook Cosmetics then where have you been?! The business is owned by 3 triplets in the U.S.A., all of whom love Harry Potter and the general fandoms that exist (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Disney....etc etc). They seem like fun people to be around and you can see their enthusiasm for their products! I think there are actually 6 sisters in total so you can imagine the make up wars they must have had over borrowing and sharing their purchases! They have a fair few ideas in the pipeline so we look forward to seeing what they release next.


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Monday, 19 June 2017

Festival Make Up!


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We love festival style and we've been to Glastonbury in 2014 and 2016 and just loved all the make up and hair. When we didn't get tickets this year we were gutted so we decided to have a night in at mine, play with our make up and drink cocktails and get C to take photos for us of the looks!

We love experimenting and decided this was the perfect excuse. (previous posts on hair here, top ten moments here and some makeup up from 2016 here!)




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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Porro Wellfield Road - Cardiff


Good morning all!

Isn't the weather glorious??? We've been so lucky this week with some real sunshine, I hope it's going to stick around.

On Tuesday we were invited to try out the new menu at Porro on Wellfield Road in Cardiff. We've previously been to their other branch in Llandaff for a different blogger event but never been to this restaurant, so we couldn't wait.


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Friday, 16 June 2017

Make Up Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Palette

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I'm finally getting round to sharing my thoughts on products I've had for a while. Make Up Revolution is a brand I've been using for a while now since going Cruelty Free as they have amazing palettes.

Ever since seeing the ABH cream contour palette I've been wanting to try one but reluctant to spend loads of I think with these products you don't use all shades.



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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Range


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This is a post I've been meaning to write for a while, I first purchased items from this range almost a year ago. Prior to going Cruelty Free last year The Body Shop wasn't massively on my radar with the exception of the body butters. I've since realised I've been missing out on some amazing skincare!



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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Falafel Kitchen - Cardiff


Hey all!

We've mentioned a few times recently that we've both gone vegetarian - for different reasons but we both enjoy food and cooking so much that we've fully embraced it and have been trying new recipes as well as new eateries.

The next on our list was Falafel Kitchen, found on Crwys Road in Cardiff.


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Friday, 9 June 2017

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation Shade 2.0 Review

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A few months back I share my thoughts on the Urban Decay Naked Skin if you read that post (here) you'll have seen I'd picked it up in error and had meant to get the All Nighter Foundation.  It turned out a great accident as I fell in love with Naked Skin as it's such a great foundation. I was still curious about the All Nighter Foundation as it's namesake setting spray is my all time favourite so C bought it for me for Christmas.






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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Paul Mitchell Neon - Stand Out Style

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Last week we shared our thoughts on the Marula Oil range that you can view here. This week we're sharing another new range we were lucky to be sent to try out. As always all of these products are cruelty free but the Neon Range also adds even more!

The Neon range which is available from July has a great story behind it and when purchased supports some great anti-bullying organisations!! So not only do you get to treat yourself to some amazing products you support organisations that help people during tough times and Stand up to Bullying


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Monday, 5 June 2017

Lush Spa Cardiff Yellow Submarine Bath Bomb


Morning!

I've got a great new bath bomb to share with you today, this is the Yellow Submarine. It's exclusive to the new Cardiff Spa and Oxford Street, and it's a beautiful sunshine yellow little boat - it's cute!


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Friday, 2 June 2017

Afternoon Tea at The Cavendish, London


Hello!

A few weeks ago we went to London for the weekend, we managed to pack in quite a few activities in the 2 days we were there for and one of them was afternoon tea. Obviously!


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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Rare Marula Oil Hair Styling Products


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As part of our last styling society box we got to try out more of the Paul Mitchell Rare Marula Oil range and we were so excited. We're huge fans of the Marula oil shampoo and conditioner and oil and you can find these reviews here.

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Spectrum Collections Event


Morning all!

If you're a follower of our Instagram and Twitter accounts (@thecsigirls) you will have seen we were invited to the Spectrum Collection event in Cardiff last week,

It was my first time at the Tramshed so it was great to visit it and see the type of rooms it has to offer, we were in Tramshed Tech which was a gorgeous room. We were both instantly wowed on arrival and were suitably impressed all evening!



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Monday, 29 May 2017

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Moxie


Morning everyone!

Hope you're having a great bank holiday weekend! The weather has been hit and miss as usual but I'm hoping the final day isn't going to be too rainy!

Today's review is of an MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer this time in Moxie, I've previously written about Reckless (the perfect Taylor Swift style red!) and Firecracker (the perfect deep wine red for the winter months) so now I thought it was time to share this one too.


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Friday, 26 May 2017

Phee's Make Up Shop Highlighters


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This is another post that's been a long time coming. We're both huge fans of Phee's Make Up Shop and adore her products, including eyeshadows and highlighters.

I've written about some of her eyeshadows so if you'd like to read about that you can click here to see the post, today's will be about the highlighters, and trust me they are worth looking at!


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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Lush Sacred Lotus Bath Bomb


Morning all!

I've got a quick review today of a bath bomb from Lush, it's called the Sacred Lotus and is an Oxford Street exclusive. I picked it up when we went to London a few weeks ago (really need to get a post up on that soon!) and couldn't resist the bright colours and the scent.

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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Home Decor and Upcycling with Chalk Paint - Writing Desk


Hi all!

If you've been reading our posts over the last few years you will have seen that I bought my own house 2 years ago. It has been an extreme learning curve and I've put my all into it...including making and upcycling things.

Buying a house is generally a big deal, but especially so when you buy it by yourself - admittedly with hindsight I might not have done it but I did and therefore have had to watch my pennies at every opportunity.

It has definitely made me more talented in lots of ways though - house projects are always on the go and I've tried out many new techniques such as chalk painting and papercutting. I'm going to talk about papercutting in a separate post because it's going to take me a whole post to share those pictures, today I'm going to share some of my projects with chalk paint.


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Friday, 19 May 2017

Paul Mitchell Tee Tree Scalp Care Anti-Thinning Shampoo, Conditioner and Tonic Review


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As I'm sure you'll have guessed by now L and I are big fans of Paul Mitchell. We're part of their styling society this year so we'll be sharing some of our favourite products throughout the year and the new bits we love.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Ebay Zoeva Dupe Eye Brush Set

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Last year for my birthday I got the Zoeva Complete Eye Brush Set (full review here), I instantly fell in love and was blown away by the quality of them and brushes I never knew I needed. I'd previously ordered a few ebay (review here) that I loved and still use now so when Make Up Savvy (one of L and I's favourite bloggers, her ebay bargains posts are the one!) shared this set I thought I'd see how it compared, and it comes in rose gold so looks pretty.



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Monday, 15 May 2017

Miss Patisserie in Boots!


Morning all!

Today is a big day for Miss Patisserie, the brand is launching in Boots and we couldn't be more excited! We were lucky enough to be sent a few products to try so here's a few quick pictures to show you them.

They have created 7 product lines which will be available in 87 stores, and are currently available online already (although they are out of stock!)

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Top 5 Cruelty Free Skincare Brands


Hi all!

Happy Sunday! Hope you're having a relaxing morning. I'm catching up with jobs before going to my friends son's first birthday party - he's such a cutie I can't believe he's one!

Today's post is a summary of my favourite cruelty free skincare brands. M made the switch a while ago now and I try my best to buy cruelty free, skincare is much easier for me and I'm just finishing up using some products from before. Make up is a bit more difficult but with brands like Urban Decay, Illamasqua and Make Up Revolution it is a lot easier!


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Friday, 12 May 2017

10 Things to Help You Deal with Stress


Morning all!

I've got a bit of a different post for you today. The last few years have been stressful for me for a variety of reasons, probably no different to anyone else's life stresses but mine has obviously been building up and has recently made me ill. I might share more about this in future but for now I've been searching for ways to help me deal with the stress and recover, hopefully in a few months it will have gone away!

I've been writing this post for a while now but decided with it being Mental Health Week it is time to share my ideas and see if you have any you can share with me too. I've put together a list of things that have helped me the last few months and might help you too, so here's my top 10:


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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Kiehls Nightly Refining Micro Peel Concentrate


Hello all!

I'm back with another Kiehls review today, this time it's a fairly new product called the 'Nightly Refining Micro Peel Concentrate'

I picked this up at the same time as my other purchases - the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Daily Reviving Concentrate and the Creamy Eye Treatment - but it has taken a little longer for me to post about. Let me explain to you what it is.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Tahiti Hibiscus 016 and Mauritius Dahlia 017

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Just before Christmas I was at home visiting Clarks Village, since going cruelty free last year I always pop into The Body Shop as I love their skincare now especially The Drops of Youth Range which I will be finally sharing my thoughts on next week! (L reviewed the peel here), when I was picking up my standard serum and bouncing sleep mask I had a reward on my beauty card so couldn't resist these.


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Monday, 8 May 2017

Milgi's Cardiff - Review

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About 6 weeks ago I made the decision to try and lead a vegetarian lifestyle, I went completely cruelty free in all make up, beauty and home products I buy last year and decided it was time to try a vegetarian lifestyle too, it has been a discussion and debate for a while with C as we cook almost every meal from scratch and would mean a change to his diet or double the cooking for whoever was cooking that night. So when he went on his last work trip I decided to take the plunge so I could do it while he was away and then work his meals with meat into mine.


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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Make Up Revolution Rose Gold Chauffeur Lipstick


Hey all!

This post is loooooong over due! I'd like to formally introduce you to my current favourite lipstick.

That's right, I have actually found a nude lipstick that I love, can wear to literally anything and that hasn't left my handbag since I bought it.

Say hello to the Make Up Revolution Rose Gold Chauffeur Lipstick:




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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Lush Radiant Eye Powder Pigment

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A few weeks ago L and I headed to London and just happened to walk past Lush Oxford Street, as we knew Cardiff was opening it's own spa we couldn't resist a peak inside to see a glimpse of what may be on sale in Cardiff. We lost an hour in there browsing and both couldn't resist a few cheeky purchases.

The make up pigments and lipsticks are exclusive to Lush Oxford Street and Lush Cardiff I believe so if you head to either of these make sure you check them out.

Lush Radiant Pigment Review, cruelty free highlighter

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Friday, 5 May 2017

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponges


Morning all!

Even though this week has been a 4 day week it has been so long! I can't wait for the weekend to come, I'm planning on going shopping with my mum and catching up with some friends. I still have some vouchers to spend from my birthday so I'm planning on getting some new foundation to try out.


For the last few months I've been obsessed with my Beauty Blender, but after seeing the horror pictures where people have cut theirs open and found loads of black mould I decided it was time to try some new ones. The obvious alternative choice was the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponges, so I bought a pack of two to give them a go. 


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Monday, 1 May 2017

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado Review


Morning all!

Hope you're having a lovely bank holiday Monday - I very much enjoyed turning my alarm off last night so I could have a lie in (only to wake up at 6.30 anyway...!)

Today's review is of Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. I won this before Christmas at an event at the then new Kiehl's store in Cardiff (post here). They had a raffle and I was extremely lucky to win! I still can't believe it as I'm never normally lucky at all so this was amazing!


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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Miss Patisserie Safari Bath Ball


Morning all! Happy bank holiday weekend!

I don't know about you but I am still in a 'Spring Clean' mode, so although I have some plans with friends over the weekend I also 100% want to have a sort out in my house too. Anyone else got to the point where their house looks tidy but actually it's because all the cupboards and drawers are stuffed full?! Oops!

I also plan on having a few relaxing baths - totally treating myself with multiple baths in a weekend! I've made many bath product purchases recently so it's a great excuse to look like a wrinkly lobster every few days.

One of my recent bath balls I've tried is Safari from Miss Patisserie:

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Beauty Rehab


Hello!

I hope you're all having a fabulous week, I've been trying to catch up with things this month and have a general life 'Spring clean'. I've caught up with friends, tidied my house and garden, and finished a load of products for a new Beauty Rehab post.

So let's get stuck in and let me share these with you!

Beauty Rehab Empties

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Miss Patisserie Goji Youth Preserve Face Cream


Morning!

We are long term fans of Miss Patisserie and regularly post new products that we've been trying out. I think between us we have tried almost everything (and no doubt will continue to!)

I've been using the Goji Youth Preserve Face Cream for a little while now, and thought it was about time I wrote my review.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Zara Fragrances - Apple Juice and Zara Woman Gold


Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's almost the weekend! I've got plans to go to Tenby with friends so I hope the weather holds out and we can go to the beach.

I was absolutely gutted when my perfume was discontinued a few years ago. I have managed to buy it off a few different sites for a while since then but now the stocks have well and truly gone and it was time for me to find a new one.

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Embroidered George Flat Shoes

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Lately I've been trying to save money as I'm learning to drive and aiming to buy a house early next year which has meant less shopping. The embroidered trend is one I've been admiring from a far, I've been loving all the demin with embroidery but so far have resisited.

That was until I popped into my local asda and saw these beauties for a bargain £14!!

Embroidered George Flat Shoes
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Friday, 21 April 2017

Storybook Cosmetics Wand Brushes

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If you didn't know L and I are HUGE harry potter fans (my bunnies are even named after characters - Harry Hopper and Dumbledore) we've read the books multiple times and watched the films countless times. We've been on the studio tour a few times too and we're planning another trip this year. You can see when we went on The Dark Arts tour here. When we discovered the company Storybook Cosmetics we both spent the next few weeks tagging each other in every post as we knew we'd both want all the products!! We've both got the eyeshadow palette on pre-order so I'm sure you'll be seeing lots of that! The quill and liner set is what I've got my eye on next!


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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Bolsius Aromatic Wax Burner and Melts


Hi all!

It's going to be a tough week after a 4 day weekend but hopefully we're not all feeling too bad going back to work today...maybe you've even got some chocolate left to take to work with you??

Recently we were sent a wax burner and wax melts from Bolsius, L hadn't tried wax melts before so so couldn't wait to test them out and M has had a few but not many so is always excited to try new ones!


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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Dirty Martini Cardiff's Choctails


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We couldn't help but notice Dirty Martini had a special Easter menu available so we absolutely had to go and try out their Choctails. We are already huge fans of their chocolate martini and I can't tell you how many we've had before - we often go out for a meal and stop there for one as our dessert!

However for Easter they also brought out two additional cocktails to make the trio of choctails. So as a start to the Easter weekend we went to try them out!

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Friday, 14 April 2017

Lush Floating Island Bath Melt


Hey all!

Happy Good Friday to you! Hope you're enjoying the long bank holiday weekend so far, it's so nice to have a 4 day weekend without taking any time off.

Today's quick review is of a bath melt I picked up from Lush Oxford Street store during our trip to London recently - we will get our posts up about our trip soon!

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Sunday, 9 April 2017

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel


Morning all!

The last few weeks I've been using some new skincare to get my skin in better shape for the summer. I don't currently have any plans to go away anywhere but having skin that doesn't require any make up or only light make up makes you feel a lot more free doesn't it?

My latest purchase has been from the Body Shop and their range called the Drops of Youth.


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Saturday, 8 April 2017

The Stable Cardiff


Morning all!

We were super lucky last week and were invbited to try out the new menu at The Stable. If you haven't tried this place yet you absolutely have to!

We've been a few times before and sampled the pizzas which we thoroughly enjoyed, but this time they have a new menu with many extras I hadn't noticed before...including.....Nutella pizza. Actual Nutella on a pizza! Who wouldn't want to try that out?!

But let's talk savoury first.


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