Welcome back to this week’s Blog and yes I did get to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park and spent a lovely few hours there having fun. London was amazing with all its Christmas decorations and loveliness and I am well and truly feeling festive now. I am one of these people that always has to have a chocolate advent calendar (even though I would love the beauty ones … just cannot splurge that much on an advent calendar) … so it’s a coin that is tossed between my husband and I as to who opens the first one of the calendar … I think the object is to make sure that you have no 24, which is usually the biggest chocolate! At the moment my husband is on target to to get the 24th!! We are not competitive at all haha…. why don’t we just buy two advent calendars you might ask? Probably because it is more fun squabbling over one I guess! Lovely pic of Winter Wonderland for you ….
BURBERRY NAIL POLISH – MILITARY RED
Now onto the Beauty and this is that luxury brand that decided to come off the runway and into make up …. Burberry!!! Oh my goodness I went into their Covent Garden beautiful store and it can only be described as utter loveliness upstairs where all the cosmetics are as well, in the most beautifully designed space I think I have even seen, with luxury pull out drawers to view the collections (there are also to die for scarves up there). Splurge worthy? At Christmas … yes … definitely.
For me it was the Burberry Nail Polish in Military Red which was a must have for me for the festive season. Not only did they put it in just the cutest, loveliest little Burberry Bag, but the packaging on this has the gorgeous gold chunky contemporary top with the iconic Burberry checked print embossed on the gold. Swoon! The actual formulation of the polish is patent pending with its quick drying formula which also contains pro Vitamin B to help strengthen and moisturise your nails. One thing I do suffer from is dry nails and so a brand that helps by putting the moisture in there is going to be a favourite of mine.
The brush is lovely to apply the polish and has a nicely rounded end which helps to make the application more precise (less of the spillage onto the fingers which I seem to be so good at!!) I use my Leighton Denny Precision Corrector to correct any little mistakes. It covers well in two coats and then with a top coat on top looks very sexy and just right for Autumn/Winter. This beautiful red which just has to be worn on evenings out and certainly Christmas parties is the red that is in their signature Burberry check. Would I have liked one of these in my Xmas stocking? You bet … £15.00 from Burberry. (Christmas lavishness!!)
MAX FACTOR VELVET VOLUME FALSE LASH EFFECT MASCARA
Mr Max Factor invented the first mascara wand in 1958! Since then, there have been many and he has added another one to the collection . Velvet Volume Lash Effect Mascara Max Factor and what is the difference about this one?
This formulation claims to be more lightweight than most others, but when I tested it, the biggest thing for me is that whereas most mascaras can feel brittle and stiff, this one leaves your lashes feeling lovely velvety soft probably because of the beeswax in it, which for me is so nice. So the idea is because of its lightweight soft formula it doesn’t weigh your lashes down.
I found it really defined my lashes and coated product nicely on every lash and for me it was perfect as an everyday mascara but if you were looking for glam, huge voluminous lashes then this probably isn’t the perfect mascara for you. It lasted all day and I really love it. The best price I found it for was £9.99 at Boots.
HAND CHEMISTRY EXTREME HYDRATION CONCENTRATE
I truly think that our lovely hands need as much love as our faces (they don’t get it though, do they?) and then one day you look down at your hands and realise that they need some help!! Hand creams are amazing for adding moisture and have the most amazing scents but this latest winter skin busting hand treatment from Hand Chemistry contains 24 per cent of active ingredients from marine and plant sources which penetrate deep below the surface too. It’s kind of balm like in texture and not at all sticky so it doesn’t seem like a traditional hand cream in that sense and it leaves an invisible layer on top of your hands which locks moisture in too.
This product is all about anti-ageing in the hands and that’s probably why I love it, because it says you get some results in 24 hrs and then others within 10 days … it just keeps on working if you apply it morning and night. Certainly I noticed more plumpness, and a beautiful smoother, better texture which definitely makes the hands look younger. The money in this company has gone into costly ingredients and research rather than fancy packaging, however, although I love it as a treatment hand cream, I will still be adding my traditional hand cream on top = Best of Both Worlds. This was £18.99 online and £19.99 at Boots.
That’s it for this week of Beauty Goodies and it’s now time to go and get that Christmas Tree organised. I so love Christmas.
Lots of love to you all.