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Wednesday 31 August 2022

What I loved in August


Maison La Bougie Leo Candle Review

If we didn't have Christmas and all of the fun that comes with it in December, August would definitely be my favourite month! It's my birthday on the 8th - I absolutely love that it's on the 8th day of the 8th month, plus our wedding anniversary is on the 30th, and my niece's birthday is on the 21st, so August definitely gives December a run for it's money in terms of favourite months! Anyway, on to what I loved this month... (one thing I didn't love was getting Covid.... AGAIN!)


Sunday 28 August 2022

New Olaplex releases No. 4C, No. 4P and No. 9 Bond Protector

New Olaplex releases No. 4C, No. 4P and No. 9 Bond Protector Review

It's no secret to anybody that reads my blog regularly that I like to take care of my hair and one of the brands I rely on is Olaplex. I did a Brand Focus post here. Since then, three new products have been released. I could claim that I didn't need to buy them, but I did need a new clarifying shampoo, I had also almost finished my Kérastase Blond Absolu shampoo (since finished), so needed a purple shampoo to prevent brassiness in the blonde parts of my balayage, and I had no excuse for buying the serum, apart from wanting it after reading my friend Anne's review. I'm going to share my. thoughts on all three with you today!

Friday 26 August 2022

Budget/Affordable/Bougie: Hyaluronic Acid Serums

Budget/Affordable/Bougie: Hyaluronic Acids
                                 Anything marked with a * was kindly gifted to me, without obligation.

I love the reaction I've had to my Budget/Affordable/Bougie posts, whether via comments, DMs, or emails! I'm well aware that I post a lot of high end products on the blog, but there are definitely high quality and effective products at affordable prices on the market, and I only ever feature products that I use myself (and will later feature in my empties!). Today we're talking about Hyaluronic Acid Serums - products that I think everybody uses ( or would benefit from) in their daily routine.


Tuesday 23 August 2022

New Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise shades

New Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise shades & swatches Summer 2022

I have all of the original Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Shadows (review and swatches here),  so when I saw that three new shades were being released, I knew that my willpower would disappear and I'd buy one.... I ended up buying two of the three new shades! 


Monday 22 August 2022

Disappointing product: Kate Somerville Exfolikate Resurfacing Body Scrub

Kate Somerville Exfolikate Resurfacing Body Scrub Review,

I'm a huge fan of Kate Somerville's Exfolikate and I have raved about it several times on the blog, because it gives me super smooth skin in 2 minutes or less. It's perfect to use before a special occasion or if your skin has been a bit neglected and needs a quick fix. Therefore, you can imagine how delighted I was when I heard that a body version of Exfolikate was being released. I exfoliate my body once or twice weekly - usually before tanning and 3/4 days later. I have tried body scrubs from all budgets and repurchased quite a few, but I expected to get hooked on this instantly, and have the softest skin I've ever experienced and to say goodbye to my other body scrubs. Sadly, this has not been the case...


Friday 19 August 2022

Omorovicza serums review

Omorovicza serums review

You all know how much a fan I am of Omorovicza since I first discovered the brand in 2015. So many of you have messaged me or commented over the years, saying that you tried the brand because of my reviews, which I really love because you also tell me that you now get the hype, despite the high price tags. I have tried all of their serums apart from the Blue Diamond Concentrate, and want to share my thoughts on them with you today. There are eight in total, but I would consider Midnight Renewal and Acid Fix to be treatments, so I will review those in a separate post if you'd be interested? Some of the serums in the photo above look full, but I've used 2/3 bottles of each already, so I'm able to give a full review and suggest which might work best for you, depending on what issues you may have.


Monday 15 August 2022

Sali Hughes x Revolution skincare new releases

Sali Hughes x Revolution skincare new releases
These products were kindly gifted to me, without obligation.

Sorry for the radio silence here on the blog - I have tendonitis in my rotator cuff and it's just so painful to do anything, and it is of course in my right arm, which I use to do everything! I'm on anti-inflammatories and having physio, so hopefully it will ease soon!

Today, I want to share the latest releases from the Sali Hughes x Revolution skincare range. I reviewed her initial launch a few months ago here, and have finished all but one of the products. Last month, some new additions were added to the range, which I have been using and I'm sure that they will sell out as quickly as the original line.

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