Weekly Recap 20 – 26 Mar 2017

Hi there! Happy Sunday everyone! This post is my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, this is your chance to catch up.

Monday 20 Mar – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Friday 24 Mar – Nail Of The Day

I did nail posts on Monday and Friday – if you’d like to know how I did the print nails, click here. If you’d like to know which products I used to do the floral mani, click here.

Tuesday 21 Mar – Daily Defense Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner With Keratin

Tuesday’s post was about Daily Defense’s Keratin hair products. They’re really good! If you’d like to read the post or find out where you can pick up these hair goodies, click here.

Wednesday 22 Mar – Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Shower Gels

On Wednesday I reviewed the Winter Woodland shower gels that I picked up on Boxing Day. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 23 Mar – Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Body Lotions

And on Thursday I told you how I liked these Winter Woodland body lotions. If you’d like to read the post, click here.

This is it for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Nail Of The Day – NYC Expert Last 255 Late Night Lilac & Stamping With Pueen 93

Hi there! I’ve got a new mani post for you today. 🙂

I painted my nails with two coats of NYC Expert Last 255 Late Night Lilac. This polish has a weird shimmer, but I’m glad that, thanks to the stamped-on images, said shimmer is invisible. 🙂

I used one of my favourite stamping plates, Pueen’s 93 plate (which is available as part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection).

And I used Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin to stamp on the images.

I really like this mani (well, I love the base colour and the stamping plate). Do you agree? Feel free to let me know. And thanks for stopping by!

Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Body Lotions – Frosty Delight, Winter Snow & Peppermint Kiss

Hi there! Today’s post is about the 3 body lotions from the Winter Woodland Christmas set. I’ve already reviewed the 3 Winter Woodland shower gels, so let me tell you more about the body lotions. Here they are – Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Frosty Delight, Winter Snow and Peppermint Kiss.
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First of all, I have to say that I like the formula of these body lotions. They’re rather light, but they’re not runny. They’re not sticky and they’re great if you’re in a hurry. 🙂 Now let’s get to their scents!

Frosty Delight smells like frozen berries. I don’t love the fragrance, but I think it’s alright. I’ll definitely continue to use this body lotion. Winter Snow smells like apple tea. I like it! 🙂

Peppermint Kiss is 100% peppermint. The strong peppermint fragrance is just overwhelming. I don’t like toiletries with a strong peppermint fragrance, so I gave this one away. If you want your skin to smell like peppermint, this is the perfect body lotion for you.
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Whilst I’ve now reviewed the Winter Woodland shower gels and body lotions, I still have to try the Winter Woodland body mists. Like I said in yesterday’s post, I got my Winter Woodland sets from Poundstretcher. Set 1 contains 5 body mists, and set 2 contains 3 shower gels and 3 body lotions (120ml each). So if you’d like to try these products and there’s a Poundstretcher near you, you know what to do! 😀

Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Shower Gels – Snow Flurries, Berry Frost & Orange Icicle

Hi there! I bought two Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland toiletries sets on Boxing Day last year. Set 1 contained 5 body sprays, and set 2 contained 3 shower gels and 3 body lotions. Today I’m reviewing the shower gels, so meet Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Snow Flurries, Berry Frost and Orange Icicle.
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Snow Flurries smells like a watered-down raspberry jelly (no fruits, juice only). It smells sweet, fruity and cold! I think it’s alright. Berry Frost is fairly nice too. It smells like frozen berries – almost like I Love…’s Mixed Berries shower gel.

Orange Icicle is my least favourite of the bunch. It’s not as bad I Love…’s Chocolates & Oranges shower gel, but it’s not that much better because the orange (and cinnamon) fragrance in this shower gel smells very cheap. I’ve already squeezed this shower gel into the hand soap dispenser in the kitchen.
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I’ll try to have the review of the body lotions up tomorrow. In the meantime… I got this toiletries set (£3.99 for 3 shower gels and 3 body lotions, 120ml each) from Poundstretcher. So if you’re interested in this set and there’s a Poundstretcher near you… you know what to do! 😀

Daily Defense Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner With Keratin

Hi there! A few months ago I bought 2 Daily Defense shampoo and conditioner combos, and I’m revieweing one of those combos today. Now meet Daily Defense Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner With Keratin!

To be honest, I’d never heard of this brand before – but I was interested because the products were made in Canada (Hello blogging buddies from Canada!) and they’re cruelty-free! 🙂 I’ve been using these two products for a few weeks now, so I’ve had the chance to form an opinion. Now let me tell you how I like these hair products!
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I think the shampoo is really nice. It’s a little runnier than L’Oréal or Pantene shampoos, but that’s OK. The shampoo claims to be low in sulfate, but it still lathers up well. However, the shampoo is really gentle, and I’m sure it would be amazing for people with dry hair and / or sensitive scalps. The conditioner is fairly nice too. It helps me detangle my hair in the shower and it makes my hair feel very soft. I like it!

And now, let me compare these Daily Defense hair products with other brands! I think this shampoo & conditioner combo is even better than my favourite Pantene combo (= Breakage Defence), and it’s almost as good as my two favourite L’Oréal combos (= Colour Protect and Triple Resist). On top of that, these two Daily Defense hair products smell absolutely fantastic! Scent-wise they’re in my all-time top 5!

If you’d like to try Daily Defense’s Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner With Keratin, swing by your local bargain stores! I bought these two big 473ml bottles for £1 each (Poundstretcher), and I’ve also seen the shampoos in jumbo bottles (probably around 900ml) for £1.49 at Home Bargains! Now go, buy and try! I’d love to hear what you think about these Daily Defense hair products! 🙂

Nail Of The Day – Maybelline Forever Strong 795 Cloudy Grey & Stamping With Pueen 53 / Nail Art Challenge #16 Print

upload-4Hi there! Today I’ve got another nail post for you. 🙂

With today’s post I’m continuing “my” 31 Days Nail Art Challenge.

However, today’s challenge is the first challenge that I have changed a little. I thought that changing it would be better than skipping it altogether!

The original challenge #16 would have been Tribal Print. However, I dislike tribal print manis just as much as I dislike polka dot manis, so I changed Tribal Print to Print.

And this means… the new challenge is #16 Print! Hey, what’s more print than newspaper print? 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Maybelline Forever Strong 795 Cloudy Grey (1 coat). And I could finally use my Pueen 53 plate (from Pueen’s Stamping Buffet collection)! The black polish I stamped with is Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin.

How do you like this mani? I think it’s alright. It’s not my favourite mani, but it certainly beats beige nail colours (yawn…) and the likes. 🙂 If you want to comment, please do so. And thanks for stopping by!

Weekly Recap 13 – 19 Mar 2017

Hi there! I hope everyone had a good week. Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. So let me tell you what I’ve been up to on my blog this week.

Monday 13 Mar – Boots Botanics Microdermabrasion Polish
Tuesday 14 Mar – Nail Of The Day
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On Monday I reviewed Boots Botanics Microdermabrasion Polish. It’s a fantastic product! Click here if you’d like to read my post. Tuesday’s post was a nail post. Click here if you’d like to know which products I used.

Wednesday 15 Mar – Boots Extracts Rosehip Body Butter
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Wednesday’s post was about the one and only Boots Extracts Rosehip Body Butter. If you’d like to read my post, click here.

Thursday 16 Mar – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser
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I reviewed Superdrug’s Hot Cloth Cleanser on Thursday. If you missed the post, click here to read it.

Friday 17 Mar – I Love… Refreshing Body Spritzers – Chocolates & Oranges, Gingerbread
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On Friday I reviewed two I Love… body mists. If you’d like to read the post, click here.

And this is it for this week! I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂