Monday 28 November 2011

October/November Favourites

Clarisonic Mia
Back in October I decided to get myself a very early Christmas present in the form of the pink Clarisonic Mia. I don't generally get many proper spots anymore but I do get some bumps under the skin on my cheeks and forehead which make me look spotty even though I'm not. After reading some reviews I wanted to give the Clarisonic a try in an attempt to get rid of these bumps. I've been using it for less than two months now and my skin already looks a thousand times better. All the cleansers, toners, exfoliants and face masks in the world haven't done as much for my skin as this one tool has. Theres so much to say about this so I'm gonna post a full review later.

I got this bottle of Moroccanoil free in my Cosmo Blog Awards goodie bag. I'd previously tried a mini sample bottle and really liked it then but felt I had to use it very sparingly because the bottle was so tiny. Plus it didn't have a pump so I pretty much ended up pouring out most of the bottle every time I used it. The full sized bottle does come with a pump so I can get the amount I want out. This stuff just makes your hair look so shiny, its a really incredible product. I'm willing to use anything on my hair in an attempt to avoid cutting it and this seems to be doing the trick nicely. I want to give the Moroccanoil shampoo and conditioner a go next.

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Everyone's favourite shower gel is finally back in the shops! I'm a bit Snow Fairy mad and buy any Lush product which smells even vaguely similar. I've bought two of the big bottles and think I'm gonna go back for a third because I can't bear to be without this product. Pink, sickly sweet & sparkly, what more could you want in a shower gel?

Frédéric Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream
Another really fabulous hair product is the Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream. I apply this to my hair just before I blow dry it to add extra shine & fight frizz. It does a similar job to Moroccanoil but in some ways I actually prefer this product. Because its a cream its a lot heavier so it does a better job at smoothing everything down. It really helps your hair keep its shape once blow dried. The secret ingredient in this is olive oil which forms part of the 'Encapsulated Shine-Release Complex'. I can really tell the difference when I use this because it makes my hair properly glossy and lustrous, not just shiny. The only things you have to be careful about is how much you use and where you apply it. If you use it anywhere near your roots it'll make your freshly washed hair greasy again. Same goes for if you use too much of it. Its an expensive product so I guess its a good thing that you only have to use a tiny amount to reap the benefits of it.

Nailene Ultra Adhesive Tabs
I normally use Nailene's Ultra Quick Dry nail glue to apply my falsies but when they would eventually fall off I hated the glue residue that remained on my nails. Charlotte posted about these nail tabs as a way of sticking on falsies without damaging your own nails. These are such a great way of applying nails. As well as not damaging your nails, they feel very strong and you don't have to deal with the inevitable mess of getting nail glue all over your fingers. Thats the worst feeling ever, makes me shudder thinking about it haha. They cost the same as the Ultra Quick Dry nail glue and will last about the same amount of time so I'm always gonna use these from now on.

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
If you know me at all, you'll know that I absolutely love video games. I have been waiting for ages for this game to come out. I'm a big fan of the Zelda games even though the only one I've ever managed to complete is Phantom Hourglass. I've been spending almost every night playing this since it came out last week and its such a blast. I got the 25th anniversary limited edition pack which comes with an awesome gold Wii motion plus remote and a CD with some of the classic Zelda songs on it. The motion controls are a nice touch. Its so much fun being able to slash away with your remote and watch Link do the same on screen with his sword. If you have a Wii, you need this game in your life!


  1. I don't tend to play too many games anymore, but i was always a massive fan of Zelda and wouldn't mind starting again from the very first game. This one looks really good, from what i have seen! :)


  2. I'm so excited for Skyward Sword but I have to wait for Santa to give it to me! Booo. :( Can't live without Snow Fairy and my Clarisonic. <3 xoxox

  3. I love Snow Fairy, it's just so girly. I've bought a few as Christmas gifts too. I've never heard of the Nailene tabs before so I'll be popping them on my list for next time I'm shopping oxo

  4. I have litres of snow fairy from having so many friends working there its such a nice smell!

    If you want a good value morrocon oil shampoo and conditioner Lee Stafford do one ( argan oil ) which is just as good :)


  5. You get the random bumps too? Wow, I thought I was the only one haha. I suffer with slight acne as it is but around my chin I have loads of bumps under the skin that are just there, so, when I put make up on in the light it looks like I've covered more acne than I actually have. I can't wait to read your review now! :D xx

  6. I'll never understand why Lush doesn't sell Snow Fairy all year round - I love it so much! xxx

  7. I really need to get my hands on the Moroccanoil everyone raves about it, it looks like an amazing hair product x

  8. The nails tabs are definitely something I'm going to buy, nail glue never lasts longer than a couple days for me & I get it all over me!


  9. ooh I've been loving the Moroccanoil too, need to remember to use it each time I wash my hair though. Really intreagued about the Clarisonic x

  10. neeeeeed some snow fairy! smells so good xx

  11. I love snow fairy, I need to go and stock up! :) x