September 24, 2016

Review | Clinique Pop Matte Lipstick and Liquid Matte Lip Colour

Clinique Pop Matte Lipstick and Liquid Matte Lip Colour
Matte is back and I love it. Matte lips are one of my favourite beauty trends, and thankfully Clinique have created the perfect range to fuel my addiction. Their Clinique Pop Matte range is answering all my prayers with their beautiful range of shades available in both lipstick and liquid form.

September 21, 2016

Review | Gallinée La Culture Body Milk

Gallinee La Culture Body Milk

I have a love/hate relationship with body milk. I find most of the time that it doesn't offer enough hydration, while body butters are just too thick and leave me feeling greasy. I just can't win! That was until I came across the Gallinée La Culture Body Milk*. This beautiful cream has left me feeling silky smooth after all the years of trying out various body creams.

The Gallinée La Culture Body Milk claims to deeply hydrate and nourish the body, leaving your feeling smoother with more supple skin. I can totally agree with these claims, after testing the body milk for around four weeks. It contains a mix of firming bogbean (what a weird name for an ingredient!) and also almond oil to hydrate. With a 94% natural formula, you know you are getting a good quality product here with no skin drying chemicals.
Gallinee La Culture Body Milk
"Hydration levels of the skin's upper layers are increased by 103% after 1 hour"
This is such a bold claim and something I cannot truly back up as I have absolutely no way of measuring it. However I will say that you do notice results after just one use. I have been using the body milk before bed on my upper arms - a place where I have horribly dry skin and those pesky little lumps. When I wake up in the morning, the dryness and bumps are visibly reduced. So after using this for a longer period, the bumps have almost disappeared completely!

The results of the body milk have even been clinically tested on a panel of 22 people aged between 21-64 years of age for a period of 21 days. The results are amazing! 100% of the panel agreed that the product is non-greasy as well as non-sticky. All of them also said that their skin felt instantly hydrated and soothed. I think the results speak for themselves, showing just how much of a great moisturiser this body milk actually is.

It is slightly more expensive than your average moisturiser, priced at £28 for 200ml BUT with the results you get from it (as with all other Gallinée products) it is so worth the money. I can totally see why it has been priced at £28 as it works miracles. Genuine miracles. I am going to be absolutely gutted when this runs out as I am very close to the end of the bottle as it is... my skincare routine seems to be getting more expensive!

If you are interested in other Gallinée products, check out my review of their La Culture Hydrating Face Cream - probably the best face cream I have used in a long while!

What moisturiser have you been using over the summer?

*PR Sample

September 17, 2016

Guest Post | Autumn Essentials by Kayleigh at Scampi & Chips

Autumn Wishlist by Kayleigh at Scampi & Chips
I can guarantee I am not the only one who is like this right now, but the moment the calendar flipped over to 1st September, I’ve been in full Autumn/Winter mode ever since – despite it still being somewhat warm. I’m not a fan of the cold – I just can’t function in it, in all honesty. But, I do love the feeling of Autumn; chunky knits, boots, hot chocolates and the thought of Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas!

My wardrobe is ready for Autumn at all times of the year as jumpers, jeans and boots are something I live in. However there are always a few bits and pieces that catch my eye every time the season comes around again, which is what I’m going to show you today – my Autumn Wishlist 2016.

Eyelash Cushion from Amazon

Not exactly wearable, but how cute yet simple is this cushion? Come closer to Christmas, I do tend to switch up my bedding and start loading it with throws and cushions and switching to a darker coloured sheets, so this is the first one I have on the list.

Wool Blend Chunky Snood from John Lewis

These always look the same wherever you buy them, but I particularly love the chunkier knitted snoods and this one is perfect. I have long and extremely chunky scarfs in my draw but these are too big/warm to wear right now. Therefor snoods are the perfect Autumn accessory to keep you warm but avoid heating up and getting into a sweaty mess just moments after leaving the house!

Bonded Swing Coat from Warehouse

How gorgeous is this coat? I love collarless coats and still have the first ever one I bought from H&M in New York from 3 years ago, simply because I can’t seem to let it go! But maybe this year it’s time. I love the rustic orange colour but with the black lining inside adding a little contrast. I just think it’s such a nice, casual coat which can easily be thrown over an outfit to a nice evening meal without it spoiling the look.

Biker-Style Boots from Amazon

Like I said, I love boots and I practically live in them. After having issues with my feet for over a decade now, there are only certain style boots/shoes that my feet can handle really and this style boot has always remained a firm favourite. I love the chunky soles as this helps keep the little piggies warm, but always makes it comfortable to walk in too. Better yet, I love the slouched look of the leather at the top.

Rimmel The Only One Lipstick

This range of lipsticks is a firm favourite. They’re long-lasting, moisturising and also smell amazing!
But once this time of year hits, all my dark berry colours come back out to play! Nudes and pale pinks do NOT suit me at all, probably because I’m extremely pale, so dark berry tones do just nicely.

Glamorous Fringe Backpack from Very

Backpacks are the ultimate bag for me. I used to wear one on the daily from New Look to work, as it stores my essentials, lunch and other bits and pieces just nicely! But then it broke and I’ve resulted in a little canvas shopper bag by Next for the meantime. This one is ideal as it’s a decent size, is black and will go with pretty much anything.

There you have it, my Autumn Wishlist 2016! I hope you enjoyed in and thank you Georgia for letting me share it with you all!

Kayleigh x

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September 14, 2016

Review | Ogario Hydrate and Shine Conditioner

Ogario Hydrate and Shine Conditioner
For the last four weeks I have been testing out another haircare product, the Ogario Hydrate and Shine Conditioner*. After absolutely falling in love with the Ogario Hydrate and Shine Shampoo I was very excited to pair it with the conditioner and see the results.