Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream and Body Scrub

Hey Lovelies! 
I got paid last week, and even though I'm saving like a mad woman, I wanted to treat myself to something nice. I've been wanting the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream, and Body Scrub for ages, but they're a little bit expensive.. . There was a 3 for 2 on at Boots, so I decided to pick these babies up, along with their body wash. I've been obsessed with Soap and Glory for years now, and have always been a huge fan of their body butters and scrubs. The first thing I noticed about them was the smell. it smells absolutely amazing. It's a "Sweet Lime" fragrance and it's so nice, it's hard to even describe!
 As with all Soap&Glory products the packaging is cute and girly, with great attention to detail. The tubs themselves are 300ml, so even though they're not the cheapest products (€28 collectively), you're getting bang for your buck! Personally I'd repurchase just for the smell again! Ever since I've returned from my holiday, I've been suffering from dry skin and it's become rather flaky. Something I obviously need to address pronto. So with my skin feeling awful, I nipped into boots after work one day, and decided to treat myself. Normally I squander my money on clothes, and leave bath and beauty  products at the end of my (very long) list on Pay Day, but this month I decided to make it a priority!
When I got home I jumped in the shower, and used the Body Scrub. I used this on wet skin, and rubbed the scrub in circular motions, until I felt all the dead skins cells were gone! It really does help, that it smells delicious, as I'm quite lazy in terms of exfoliating and applying cream. After my shower, my skin felt so soft and subtle and I hadn't even applied the Bodycream yet! After drying off, I applied a generous amount of cream all over. It sank in properly within 5 minutes. After it my skin was as soft as a babies bum, and smelt absolutely delicious! Normally I rotate my bathroom products on a monthly basis, as I haven't found a "Must Have" one in a long time. I've used Soap&Glory before, and although I loved it then, I didn't repurchase..
The Sugar Crush Scrub is gritty, yet not too harsh. I know at times, you want to give your skin a good scrub, but this can do more your skin more bad, than good. If you want to give your skin a good scrub, every once in a while, I would suggest to use this on dry skin, and GENTLY rub in circular motions. For a more everyday scrub, use it on wet skin, and again use circular motions. What I really like about this scrub, is that it washes off easily. There's nothing worse than being in the shower for ages trying to get those little exfoliating beads off. I've used their old scrub, and it's very similar in consistency and results, just the scent is different, and less sickly sweet. At €13.50 it's not too expensive, middle of the road if you ask me!  Having dry skin, I don't mind spending money on a good exfoliant as long as it does the job, and this one certainly does! What really sells me is the scent. I'm sucker for all things sweet, but not too sickly and this scent is absolutely yummy.
This Body Buttercream is absolutely amazing. I had some dry skin on my arm and applied this onto my arm, and it instantly vanished. It's awful having dry skin during this Summer months, and no one wants flaky skin when you're wearing a pretty Summer dress. The consistency is very thick, and a little goes a long way. I'm incredibly lazy in terms of my beauty regimen, but even though it takes a little longer than I would like to sink in, it's an amazing product, and I would happily use it again, as the results I got was amazing! At €14.50 it's a little on the pricey side, but worth every penny, and my skin has never felt so soft!

Have you tried Soap&Glory "Sugar Crush" Range?

Sian xxx
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Monday, 5 August 2013

A Short Weekend trip to Galway


This weekend I hopped on the train, and meet two friends down in Galway city. I needed a little break away, and even though it was Race Week in Galway, and everything was extremely overpriced I decided to throw caution to the wind, and go! I was up at the crack of dawn on Saturday morning and meet the girls in Galway before midday. We had a really relaxing chilled day, had a little bit of lunch, and browsed around the shops, where I found *THE* Kimono in River Island that has been sold out in Dublin for yonks! I was of course thrilled, and justified it, as I can wear it in the Winter as well, as it's not that summery. We stayed in a lovely Bed&Breakfast about a 15 minute drive from the City Centre and at about six O'Clock we headed back, and took it easy. We went for dinner around the corner from the B&B and even though it was awful, we still made the most of it! 

After rather funny moments, regarding my short skirt and the wind, we made it back to the B&B, and started to get ready. Three hours later after fierce debates over Religion, Communism and everything in between, we finished our drinks and headed into the heart of Galway. Since we arrived late we headed straight to a club, and after a courtesy bottle of Champagne, and what seemed like hours of dancing we headed home, and flopped into bed. Lucky enough the B&B wasn't strict on checking out, so we had a few sneaky minutes of sleep, which was much needed. We had a few hours to kill before our train, so we went to the Cellar pub and had what was possibly the best hangover lunch over. After lunch, and walked around the centre for a little while longer, until we settled into a great people watching spot in a nice cafe, unable to move much longer :)

I had a great little weekend trip, It's always so nice to take a break from your routine, however short! 

Hope you all had a nice weekend! 

Sian xxx
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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Bows & Bloom Floral Crown

Hey Lovelies! 
As you've probably guessed, I'm a bit of a floral crown fiend. I've too many to count, and my collection is ever expanding. I love how they can transform a mundane outfit into something girly, whimsical, and as of this summer,stylish! I've tried and tested floral crowns, from Penneys to Boohoo and have had some mixed feelings. Penneys floral crowns, are fantastic, they're cheap and cheerful and you can't go too wrong if you spend less than €5. The only downside to them if that the likelihood of you spotting someone else in one is very possible. A couple of months ago I had an awful experience with Boohoo. I purchased one for €12 and the second I took it out of the packaging a flower had fallen off.  Since then a further 3 have fallen off and I'm going to have to glue it back together if I'm to wear it again. Unfortunately it's such a disappointment. However the very lovely(and talented) Ciera makes unique floral crowns. I know Ciera from working with her briefly, so when I got the chance to get my grubby mitts on one, I jumped at the chance!
 First off it was beautifully presented, and wrapped carefully. When I took it out of the wrapping, I couldn't believe how pretty it was and it  even looks even nicer in person. I picked this one, as I found it was the most unusual (although they're all gorgeous!). With floral crowns being ten a penny on the high street, I wanted something a little different, to make me stand out! This one certainly does, and when I wear it, I get so many compliments! As it's handmade, I thought it wouldn't be as sturdy as it is. Although wearing it a number of times,not one petal has fallen off, and it has no signs of wear. When I saw she was making crowns, I thought they'd be quite expensive, as she clearly puts a lot of work into it, so when I started browsing through them, I found out they're really reasonable. The one here is only €10! Which is an absolute bargain! Definitely, miles better than rip off central that is Boohoo.com and the likes!

You can check out Ceire's gorgeous floral crown's and Jewellery on her Blog's Facebook Page 

I honestly can't recommend her enough!

Sian xxx
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