Sunday, 23 November 2014

Rituals Ancient Beauty Gift Set £17.50

I received this gift set for my birthday this year and wanted to review it now because I recommend it highly as a gift for someone you love at Christmas. The set contains a body scrub, shower foam, shampoo and body cream and each individual product I thought was really good. 

I think the shampoo was my favourite out the bunch because the Indian rose scent going throughout the products was really unique for a shampoo and I found my hair was really shiny after use. My next fav was the foaming shower gel. Again such a unique product. I think this is the second foaming gel I’ve tried, the first being from Champneys. The Rituals product seemed really long lasting, a lot went along way for a 50ml bottle. It worked nicely on the skin and was interesting to use as appose to a standard shower gel.

I liked the body cream because of the divine scent which stayed on the skin well after using. The cream was lovely to apply and afterwards my skin felt soft. The scub surprised me, after opening it looked a bit dry and not up to much. However after using it in the shower and adding a little water the aroma was so menthol, perfect if you had a blocked nose. Afterwards my skin was extra soft and it also seemed to have moisturised my skin also.

I also want to add the packaging is really luxurious and I felt to good use such special premium products compared to everyday brands. The price is also reasonable for a high end brand and the scent throughout the set I thought was unique and spar like.

If you are looking for a gift for your friend, wife, girlfriend, mum I would think this gift set would go down a storm. If you are a beauty blogger this would be ideal if they are just getting into premium brands like myself! CLICK HERE TO BUY.

Have you tried anything by Rituals? If not what product would you like to try? Xx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Soap & Glory All The Right Smoothes Gift Set

I thought you girls would like a review of one of the Soap&Glory gift sets from boots this year. Although this set is from last Christmas I noticed they have brought out it again for this year. It retails at £8.00. I received this as a gift and was really pleased with the products. Included in the set are three of the well-known body butters in 50ml pots. Sugar Crush, The Righteous Butter and Butter Yourself.

This was the first time I had used Sugar Crush and this was my fav of the three. The scent was so citrusy and refreshing. It lasted long on the skin and was a delight to use. Butter yourself was a lovely pleasant fragrance described as green fig & yuzu fruit. Although a less well known fragrance it was very nice. The third The Righteous Butter is probably the most well-known one the three and in my opinion a classic Soap&Glory product. This beautiful fruity floral is an all-round beauty.

The formula of all the body butters are moisturising and luxurious. They can be doubled up as perfume as the scent is long lasting on the skin. They make fabulous stocking fillers! Click here to buy on the Boots Website.

Have you tried any of these body butters? What bath products are on your Christmas list? Xxx

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Part Two of Autumnal/Winter Must Haves & A Haul

Hey all :-)

Here is the second part to the A/W haul.  I picked up a few extra things collectively and thought you may be interested to see. I wanted to get my Christmas shopping done and dusted by Halloween so I could have more time to do other things over the Christmas period.

Previous years I’ve had no time to shop for myself over A/W because I’m so busy buying presents. The shops are just so amazing around the seasonal period and I love to look round without too much stress of finishing my Christmas shopping.

Last year I bought Boots first beauty calendar but was so busy I never even showed you guys! This year I bought the No7 one. I’m so excited to start opening the doors in December. I’m expecting good things from the brand.

I also picked up an awesome bargain. New Look were doing 25% off some of their clothes, mainly coats. I saw a beautiful classic grey coat in a lovely soft material but only realised the bargain when I got to the till, result!

I also bought Soap & Glorys Orangeasm shower gel. There 500ml bottles last me months so hopefully it will see me through until January.

How are you finding the shops at this time of year? Have you picked up a bargain or spotted an advent calendar you want?

Best wishes,
Helen xx


No7 Advent calendar £35 (buy here)
Soap & Glory orangeasm shower gel £6.50 (buy here)


Glitter festive bobbles 2pk £1.50

New Look

Grey smart coat with pockets SALE £30 (buy here)