Thursday, 27 December 2012

Lil Miss Moisturised: Garnier Ultimate Beauty Oil review

Since I was a child, my mother has always taught me the importance of moisturising your body. I've been moisturising my skin religiously since I was a child, and now my skin is super soft and I don't have many stretch marks or cellulite. I used to suffer from dry skin, but since improving my diet (eating flaxseeds daily) - my skin is currently 'normal'. 

A few weeks ago, I ran out of body cream, and popped over to Boots to buy a new one. As it's Winter, it's even more important to moisturise!

I found the Garnier Body Ultimate Beauty Oil on offer at Boots for £5.33 as opposed to £7.99. The only oil I've used on my body is Johnson's Baby oil (and that was years ago), so I was excited to dry this out.

What drew me to this product is that it contains: Argan, Macadamia, Almond and Rose. It also doesn't contain any parabens (most body moisturisers have parabens in them, and studies have shown that they can increase the risk of cancer!) 

The smell of the product is divine. It smells quite sweet (must be from the Rose) and also quite relaxing at the same time. 

The product applies like a dream! It's non greasy and weightless. It doesn't transfer onto clothes and lasts a long time (I pretty much run of out body cream in a few weeks, but with this product, I've still got half left).

To apply this product, I simply spritz it on my hand and then apply it all over my body. I find that easier than spritzing it straight onto my body.

The packaging is great for travelling - sometimes body creams are quite bulky but this product slots in my makeup bag quite easily :)

I love this product, and I would definitely buy it again! £7.99 is very reasonable. It does feel like a luxury product and it doesn't contain many nasty chemicals! 

You can purchase it from Boots or Superdrug's.

What's your favourite body moisturiser?

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Lil Miss Cosy: Jelly Belly candle review *

    First of all - hope all of my readers had a fabulous Christmas!

If you are a beauty blogger, no doubt you are a fan of candles! This time two years ago, I thought they were a waste of money, although after reading copious amounts of beauty blogs and watching Youtube videos, I've developed a slight obsession about them! 

Candles make your room look pretty and cosy. Perfect for cold Winter nights :) 

One of my favourite candles is by the Jelly Belly company. They are inexpensive and make your room smell heavenly!

I purchased this candle from Topshop for a mere £5.

It smells of 'Toasted Marshmallow' - if I could describe it then it would smell of an overload of caramel and vanilla! This candle has a burn time of approximately 16 hours.

If you're looking for a cheap and strong smelling candle, I highly recommend the Jelly Belly company!

They also have many other delicious flavours: Bubblegum (my sister has this and she LOVES it), Blueberry. Coconut, Lemon Lime. Strawberry Cheesecake, Crushed Pineapple and more! 

You can also buy them from the official Jelly Belly candles website, ebay or Amazon

Have you ever tried these candles?

What's your favourite candle?

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Lil Miss Aromatic: D&G The One Review

I decided to treat myself to ANOTHER perfume a few weeks ago. I found this on BuyaPowa for £35 gone down from £52 - so I decided to buy it straight away! I love bargains - they make me so happy! 

I have lusted after the D&G perfume for a long time - probably years, but I never got round to purchasing it. 

This perfume is PERFECT for evening wear. It's so 'womanly', elegant and expensive smelling - it's definitely my favourite perfume right now! 

It's quite difficult to describe a perfume in a blog post, but here are the notes:

Top notes: Mandarin, Peach, Bergamot and Lychee
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Muguet, Madonna Lily
Base notes: Vanilla, Amber, Musk, Vetiver, Plum

PriceYou can purchase a 50ml version for around £42, which is worth it because it smells amazing!
Longevity: This perfume pretty much lasts all day!
Scent: Very elegant - great for adults (more so adults than teenagers)
Packaging: Very classic and simple.
Repurchase: Yes!

Have you tried this perfume?

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Lil Miss Aromatic: Viva La Juicy Perfume Review!

I recently decided to treat myself to two new perfumes (the other one being D&G The One - which I will be doing a separate post on). I have finally become bored of Pink Sugar - which is far too sweet for me!

I have never been compelled by the Juicy Couture brand - their bags and clothing simply did not appeal to me. On the other hand, their perfumes have always tempted me! I've been meaning to purchase Viva La Juicy for a long time, but I finally got round to buying it a few weeks ago!

This scent is perfect if you're into sweet smells - it would make a great gift for any girly girl ;) It contains my favourite scents: caramel and vanilla!

It's quite difficult to describe a perfume in a blog post, but here are the notes:

Top Note: Wild berries and Mandarin Orange
Middle Note: Honey suckle, Gardenia and Jasmine Base
Base Note: Amber, Caramel, Vanilla, Sandalwood and Praline

I personally think that this perfume is great for using at work or school - although it's not so bold enough for evening wear.

PriceYou can purchase a 50ml version for around £37, which is pretty good value!
Longevity: This perfume doesn't last as long as I hoped! It's also not very strong - which is a shame, because I adore the scent!
Scent: If you love Pink Sugar, Britney Spears Fantasy - but you want a milder version, then this is the perfume for you! 
Packaging: I love the packaging! This perfume stands out compared to my other perfumes! Some may say it's tacky, but I love the bow and the Juicy necklace hanging of it! So cute!
Repurchase: Yes!

What's your favourite perfume?