May Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite products from this month. I picked 3 favourites, and I threw in a few honourable mentions as well. Now let me tell you which products I fell in love with this month. 🙂

3rd place – NSPA Grapefruit Shower & Bath Gel
Runner-Up – Montagne Jeunesse Grapefruit Sauna

NSPA’s Grapefruit Shower Gel is the best grapefruit shower gel I’ve ever had. Unfortunately this product has been discontinued. However, I’m glad I have 2 bottles of this fantastic shower gel. 🙂

Montagne Jeunesse’s Grapefruit Sauna is a great face mask. The second time I used this mask, I left it on for over an hour (I sometimes do that…) and it made a huge difference to my skin. Sure, it made my skin feel very dry (although this problem was easy to fix…) but my pores looked considerably smaller than usual. I was blown away! Oh, and this mask smells extremely nice!

WINNER – Manhattan Tasty Lips Lipgloss American Grapefruit

Manhattan’s American Grapefruit flavoured Tasty Lips Lipgloss is my May 2017 favourite. This lipgloss is, without doubt, my favourite lipgloss ever. It feels great on my lips and it tastes like… heaven. 11 stars!

This month’s Top 3 have one thing in common – grapefruit! It’s pure coincidence, and I didn’t even realise it until I started to use the NSPA shower gel earlier this month! 😀

But now onto the honourable mentions! Treacle Moon’s That Vanilla Moment is extremely nice. And I really like L’Oréal’s Skin Perfection Gel-Cream Wash. I also think that 2 of the 3 Eva & Davis fragrances that I reviewed are pretty awesome!

Have you tried any of these products? Which products did you like best this month? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading!

Nail Of The Day – Essence Aquatix 04 Under The Sea & Stamping With MoYou London Doodles 07 / Nail Art Challenge #13 Animal Print

Hi there! Today’s post is a Nail Of The Day post. And this mani is also my attempt at Animal Print nails which is challenge #13 of the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge.

For this mani I painted my nails with Essence Aquatix 04 Under The Sea. This polish is supposed to be a holographic nail polish, but the holo effect isn’t very strong. And I would describe the actual colour of this polish as steel. Or steel-y. It’s neither grey nor blue.

The cute sea life images are featured on MoYou’s Doodles 07 stamping plate. The black polish I stamped with is NYC In A Minute 001 Evil.

I realise that the person who thought up the original 31 Days Nail Art Challenge thought of Animal Print nails as zebra or leopard nails (or something similar). But I didn’t want to do another animal stripes mani so soon. And sea creatures are animals too, so I think I’m OK. 🙂

I like this mani! The holo polish could be prettier, but the images are just too cute. What do you think? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Raspberry Smoothie

upload-4Hi there! Today’s post is about this “exclusive” Montagne Jeunesse Raspberry Smoothie face mask (Primark, 90p!).

This face mask promises an antioxidant boost for fresher and softer skin. Does it work? I think this mask is OK. It’s like a regular clay mask.

I think this mask cleansed my skin well. However, I didn’t like its fragrance at all. The mango & raspberry fragrance smells like a cheap multi-vitamin juice.

There’s nothing wrong with the quality of this face mask, but I won’t buy it again because of its smell.

Montagne Jeunesse’s Raspberry Smoothie face mask is certified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo and it’s approved by the Vegetarian Society.

Weekly Recap 22 – 28 May 2017

Hi there! And welcome to my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up.

Monday 22 May – Eyeshadows!

On Monday I reviewed a few eyeshadows – Astor Pure Colour Eyeshadow 530 Sweet Daisy, Miss Sporty Studio Colour Smoky Eyeshadows 407 Luxury Smoky, and Essence Metal Glam 03 Frosted Apple & 05 Chocolate Jewellery. Click here if you’d like to read the post.

Tuesday 23 May – Eva & Davis Fragrance Mists

Tuesday’s post was about 3 Eva & Davis Fragrance Mists – Berries & Love, Green Inspiration, and Vanilla Seduction. Click here if you’d like to read the post.

Wednesday 24 May – Garnier Moisture + Protect Daily Protective Moisturiser

On Wednesday I reviewed Garnier’s Moisture + Perfect Daily Protective Moisturiser with SPF 20. Click here if you’d like to read the post.

Thursday 25 May – Nail Of The Day
Friday 26 May – NSPA Grapefruit Shower & Bath Gel

Thursday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here if you’d like to read the post.
And Friday’s post was about NSPA’s Grapefruit Shower & Bath Gel. Click here if you’d like to read the post.

And this is already it for this week. I hope you’ve had a great week so far and you enjoy the rest of the day. 🙂

NSPA Grapefruit Shower & Bath Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about NSPA’s The Sunniest Juiciest Tantalising Bright Pink Grapefruit Shower & Bath Gel.

I’ve had this shower gel in my stash for some time. It’s almost summer, so I thought it would be the perfect time to give it a try. And now that I’ve used this shower gel for a few times, I’ve fallen in love with it.

Why is this shower gel so amazing? It makes me feel clean and refreshed, but it’s not drying. And the fragrance is… paradise! The grapefruit scent is juicy, fresh, and just so full of live. It’s not a sugary grapefruit fragrance for teenagers. No! It’s the perfect South Florida pink grapefruit fragrance.

NSPA’s Grapefruit Shower & Bath Gel has been discontinued. However, I hope that NSPA will recycle the formula to give us another limited edition grapefruit shower gel.

Have you tried this shower gel? Have you tried any of the other NSPA shower gels? If so, which ones are your favourites? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Nail Of The Day – Revlon 902 Craving Coral & Stamping With Pueen 73

Hi there! I think it’s time for another Nail Of The Day post. So here it is!

For this mani I painted my nails with Revlon 902 Craving Coral. I don’t love the colour, but I bought the polish (years ago), so I have to use it every now and then. And that’s what I’m doing! 🙂

I used Essence’s White Stampy Polish to stamp a remotely floral (?) image onto my nails. Said image is featured on Pueen’s 73 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Stamping Buffet collection).

I didn’t love this mani. The images are far from perfect. This was 100% my fault because I was in a hurry. But in real life the mani didn’t look too bad. 🙂

Garnier Moisture + Protect Daily Protective Moisturiser

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier’s Moisture + Protect Daily Protective Moisturiser which I picked up for £1.49 (Home Bargains!). This moisturiser with SPF 20 is aimed at women with normal or uneven skin, and it promises to brighten and to illuminate skin. I’ve been using this moisturiser for just under 3 weeks now, so let me tell you if it’s any good.

I think this moisturiser is quite good. It plays well with all sorts of products (toner, serum, hyaluronic acid face mist, glycolic peel) without balling up and without troubling my skin. This moisturiser feels light, but it hydrates my skin properly. It also sits well under make-up. However, there is one thing I’m not happy with…

… this moisturiser smells more like a hand cream than a face cream. The fragrance is 90% calendula with 5% lemon and 5% honey. I’m pretty sure I once had a hand cream that smelled exactly like this. I appreciate that fragrances are a personal thing, and the next person might love this fragrance – but I don’t. 🙂 I will definitely continue to use this moisturiser but, because of the fragrance, I wouldn’t buy it again.

Garnier’s Moisture + Protect Daily Protective Moisturiser is available as 50ml. I believe the RRP is around £4, but I only paid £1.49. It appears that Garnier has just repackaged the entire collection – so this must be the reason why the “old” stock can be found at Home Bargains!