Friday, 25 April 2014

Origins Grapefuit Duo Set £14 (reduced from £22)

Todays post I will be reviewing an Origins bath set. I bought the set after Christmas in the Sale. Although this was a gift set you can buy the individual items throughout the year. Included in the set are two 100ml tubes including a body soufflé and combined bubble bath/shower gel.

My thoughts on these two items were extremely positive. It was one of my first high-end bath product purchases and I was so so impressed with the quality of what I had purchased.

The soufflé was beautifully scented with a fresh and stimulating fragrance. The aroma of grapefruit was so energising and I couldn’t get enough. The soufflé was a treat to use, was easy to apply and sank into the skin very well leaving a hint of the scent for a good while after.

I was equally delighted with the bath/shower gel. I used it mostly as a shower gel and it foamed up amazingly and was so refreshing to use. I adored the scent just as the soufflé and this left my bathroom smelling divine. Equally using the product as a bubble bath worked well. It’s one of the best I have tried because it foamed up extremely well.

The packaging was lovely and bold. I loved the general plastic tubes, great to get a bit of product easily out. The box was equally pretty and would have made a perfect gift too. I did notice one minor issue being that one tube was slightly bigger than the other unintentionally which I felt was a lack for attention to detail for a high end product. This was the only negative.

Overall I was amazed by the brand and will be repurchasing, maybe trying out the items full size and even trying other items by the brand. One of the best bath product sets I have ever used!!!

Have you tried any Origins products? Would you be tempted to give these products mentioned a try yourself?

Love Helen xxxx

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter Chocolate Cornflake Cakes, Happy Easter!

Hey beauties! :-)

Hope you having a lovely Easter weekend so far. Today I’ve been on a Horse riding beach trek. They have regular sessions at my local riding school and luckily we live near the beach. It was lovely and weather wise quite mild.

Todays post is a baking one. I made these earlier in the week and had taken a few snaps while I was doing it. Chocolate cornflakes are quite a basic recipe, in fact perfect to do with kids. I used Cadburys dime bar chocolate so it was extra tasty. I had trouble getting the chocolate even and ran out of chocolate just a little. Despite this they tasted divine! Let me know what you’re up to this weekend. Click here for the BBC online recipe I followed.

Happy Easter!

Love Helen

Monday, 14 April 2014

Superdrug, Boots, Dorothy Perkins Collective Haul

I’ve been doing some shopping over the past month or so and have put it all together as a collective haul. There will be a separate Primark haul coming up shortly too.

I headed into Superdrug as I was in desperate need of some new makeup mostly concealer and foundation. I wanted to try a new brand for both of these before the last of my previous ones ran out completely. Luckily my new items are a great match for my skin so expect some reviews coming up.

I picked up some other makeup/toiletries items both from Superdrug and Boots. Mostly essentials really for example face wipes, shampoo, toner, cotton pads etc.

My most exciting purchases are from Dorothy Perkins. I’ve been loving there clothes recently and did another clothes haul about two months back. This time I bought two dresses in a vintage, vibrant style. The orange dress is bright and has a 60s style which I love and the blue dress is a modern and quite funky.

Let me know what you think of my purchases guys. I love doing haul posts. What have you been buying lately? Clothes? Makeup? Let me know! Helen xxx


(Rimmel 2nd purchase half price offer)
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation (010 light porcelain) £6.99
Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer (Ivory) £3.99
Revlon Photo Ready Concealer (light pale 002) £6.49
L’Oreal Highlighting powder £8.99
Barry M Aquarium nail polish (Mediterranean 404) £3.99


(No7 buy 3for2 offer)
No7 Soft & Soothed Gentle Toner 200ml £8.00
No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes £7.00 (X 2)
John Frieda Full Repair Full Body Shampoo 250ml £5.99
Boots Cosmetic Super Soft Pleat 100g £1.45

Dorothy Perkins

Izabel blue dress (20% off) £19.20 originally £24.00
Izabel Orange dress (20% off) £14.40 originally £18.00