Monday, 19 November 2012

Rituals Fujiyama Mandarin and Mint Body Wash

I have been wanting to review this body wash for quite a while now, but it kept slipping my mind and I would be reminded when walking into the bathroom and then forget as quickly as I was reminded upon my exit. Well finally I have remembered!

Rituals Fujiyama foaming shower gel

This is from the foaming shower gel range, so starts off as a shower gel when you pump it into your hand and then transforms before your eyes into a thick foam. It comes out of the bottle quite fast, so many times I have ended up with way too much product in my hand and then it expands as it turns into foam (and I fight the urge to turn it into a bubble beard). This sort of gel to foam formula is perfect for doubling up as a shaving foam, so you don't need to have to products (not that I ever do anyway, I am way to lazy for that.) The foam has a lovely thick creamy consistency so feels nice and rich on your skin, the smell is very refreshing. More citrus than mint though, to be honest I can't really smell any mint at all but the fruity notes from the mandarin are lovely.

I do really like the novelty factor of foam body wash, maybe it appeals to the kid in me. If like me, you enjoy foamy, bubbly bath time then check out the range of gel to foam washes from Rituals here. They are £7 each for a 200ml bottle, and would make a lovely stocking filler for a female friend or relative. 

Thursday, 8 November 2012


Yesterday I painted my nails with nails inc shade motcomb street which is a really dark blue. I wanted to add a little glitz to them and thought gold would go really well, so I added a little bit of OPI goldeneye to the tips of the nails fading it downwards by applying more at the tip of the nail and letting it dry and then wiping the excess off of the brush adding a little more glitter further down so it became sparser.

Hope you think it looks as pretty as I do.

nails inc motcomb street, opi goldeneye

nails inc motcomb street, opi goldeneye

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Dark As The Night Sky

Firstly I know I have been MIA recently, I have had a bit going on in my personal life and needed to take a few days for myself to recoup. But I am back now!

If you don't already know, this month's Glamour magazine has a Nails inc freebie in it, after much deliberation I decided to get the darkest nail colour option out of the 4 and that was Motcomb Street which is a really dark midnight blue which looks almost black in the bottle.

nails inc motcomb street

I don't very often use anything other than OPI on my finger nails, I am a bit of an OPI freak. But the formula of nails inc is so lovely. The polish is a great consistency and really easy to paint with and it goes on wonderfully. I only used one coat for these pictures which is pretty good for such a dark colour, but it covered perfectly and is completely opaque. The only nail that could do with another coat is my thumb, but that is purely because it is a larger nail so needs a little more product and I like to do thin coats so it dries faster (less time for me to smudge it!)

I am a huge fan of deep colour nail polish so I do quite like this, I think I might add a little gold to it somewhere though......

The other 3 shades you can get your hands on with the magazine are a pale pink, gold glitter and a red. Glamour is only £2 and the nail polish is worth £11 so it's a no brainer, go get yourself one!