Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween

Hi Guys Hope everyone is having a fab Halloween, I am unfortunately getting ready to go to work and I cant dress up for it either :( So I thought I would paint my nails black using my Essie nail polish in Licorice bringing a little Halloween to my nails haha. Then I thought why not to a quick blog post on the items I use when I'm doing my nails.

                                                Before I start here's a little snap of Winston

So to start off I take off my nail polish I already had on using Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover £4.99 this stuff really is magic and saves so much time than a bottle of nail polish remover and cotton pads. You just dip your finger into the sponge that is soaked in the remover, I twist my finger a couple of times for a few seconds take it out and poof! Your nail varnish is gone, just like magic! And a bonus after using this your nails don't smell of strong smelling nail polish removers they smell rather fruity!

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover £4.99

After removing all the previous nail polish I apply a base coat. I use Rimmel London 5 in 1 Nail Treat its a base and top coat. I have had this stuff for years, I had a look on boots website to see if it still exists and unfortunately I couldn't see it but instead I found a very similar one by Rimmel London called Nail Nurse £4.49 which is also a 5 in 1 and does base and top coat. To be honest I think its the same stuff they have just updated the packaging and added the words Nail Nurse in it. I mainly use it just as a base coat to protect my nails before I put on any colour nail polish.                                                     
                                                             All clear and protected

Once the base coat is all dry I used Essie nail polish in Licorice £7.99 this is the perfect shade of black and it only needs one coat which I'm very happy about. It lasts along time on my nails and doesn't chip which I'm extremely happy about :D to finish it off a slick of the Rimmel 5 in 1 as the top coat and I'm done.

                                                               Essie Licorice £7.99

                                                  All Black ready to go with added cat ring

And that's my nails all dry. Its now time for me to do my face and hair, grab something to eat then head off to work. Hope you enjoyed this quick post and hope you all have a Spooky Halloween!!!

Lots of Love and Kisses

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Soap & Glory Post 2

Hi Guys

So boyfriends out tonight with his bandmate's, the cats been fed, I have been fed and showered after a long days work and I have sorted out my Avon orders which means its now time to blog part 2 of my Soap & Glory post.

Right then, this part is going to be about some of the newer products I have been trying out from the skin care range along with hands and feet. Now recently they have changed their skincare packaging but names are the same and I put in the prices from their website .

                                                          Face Soap and Clarity

So first up is Face Soap and Clarity £8.00 this is a 3 in 1 daily face wash. It is full of goodness for the skin from vitamins and minerals to amino acids and has tiny little micro beads for added gentle exfoliation. Now I bought this beauty last year when I was going on my holibobs I had just ran out and needed something new to take away and the range was once again on 3 for 2 at Boots so it had to be done. When I came back from my holiday for some reason I stopped using it but the past month or 2 I have returned back to it and I am noticing such a difference in my skin already! I do use other products for my skin but I do believe that this has helped quite a bit. You only need to use the smallest amount, I tend to use this more in the morning as the citrus fruits in it really waken up my skin and always feels super clean after. I use this at night if my make up is being a stubborn one and not shifting, this removes it perfectly.

                                                          Scrub Your Nose In It

Another item I am loving is the Scrub Your Nose In It £9.00 again the packaging is different. This nifty product is not only a scrub but it can also be a face mask, I tend to use it more as a scrub where I apply it on clean face and massage round in circular motions removing those dead skin cells then rinse off. However if I ever feel in need of a pamper and I don't want to use the other mask I have I will use this one, where I apply to a clean face slather it on and let it do its magic, wash it off 5 minutes later. This is known to give those pores on our faces a good deep detoxing clean it also smells lovely and minty fresh. I started to use this again 3-4 months ago twice a week and my skin feels so much smoother and a brighter complexion.

                                                          Beauty Sleep Accelerator

Now I have only just started using this bad boy the past month and its the Beauty Sleep Accelerator £13.00. This can be used before bed times for while your having all the Zzzzz's or it can also be used for when your on a long haul flight as lets be honest that's not kind to your skin in any way. There are many benefits from using this moisturiser it is full of antioxidants and has added vitamins A and C. its designed to replenish, strengthen, firms and repairs. Now I have very temperamental skin that can be rather sensitive that if it does not like a new product it will defiantly let me know by breaking out, however I am loving this stuff so far, my skin feels so soft and plump, I wake up to a brighter and clearer complexion, no breakouts! Plus it smells like peaches.

                                                                 Hand Food

Now this stuff Hand Food £5.00 is one of my favourite products ever!! I use this stuff religiously throughout winter. The consistency of the cream is luxuriously thick and creamy and lets not forget it smells Aaaamazing! It has shea butter, macadamia oils AND MARSHMALLOW!! My hands stay lovely and soft in the winter no dry patches in sight!!! Lots of explanation marks in this one cause I love it so much haha.

                                                                 Heel Genius

Okay so I had been using Heel Genius £5.50 a lot in the summer to keep my feet all lovely soft and smooth. This can be used as a mask where you lather it into clean feet at bed time then pop on some socks so while your sleeping the mask is doing its work overnight to your tired rough feet that when you wake up they are smooth and all refreshed for another day. You can also use it as just a simple foot cream, allow to soak in before putting on any socks or tights as can be slippy. I haven't used this much since the weather has changed I might every now and again seeing as how its socks and tights time, just to pamper the hard working things.

So that finishes my ramblings on some of my favourite products from Soap & Glory, I haven't tried much of their make up range as of yet but I am rather intrigued to try out a few items and might venture more into the skin care range aswell :)

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p.s excuse the bad photography was late on when I took the snaps had to use the poor lighting in the flat

Sunday, 27 October 2013

First proper blog post!! scary times

So for my first proper blog entry I have decided to praise the in my opinion one of the best beauty brands out there that is not only luxurious but affordable and it is the one and only Soap & Glory

Soap & Glory are a beauty brand based in Britain I'm not entirely sure if you can get it in other countries if so you very lucky people! You can buy them from Boots stores or I believe Harvey Nichols and of course from their website which is full to the brim of information on all their products and many more. As I live in a rather small town my store option is Boots which you can usually find the brand on a 3 for 2 offer, I do love these as I always look at it as I have 2 items I NEED a third item as its free! Their packaging is so eye catching mostly bright pinks with a retro sort of feel with the labelling and the smells are just AMAZING!!

For the first part of this blog entry I'm going to share the products I use for the body and in my next blog post I will mention the skin care, hands and feet care. Enjoy!

 Here is my bundle of soap and glory loveliness

Now I'm going to try and not go on and on about every product I use too much as that could probably be tad boring for you guys.

My daily items I use in the mornings are the Sugar Crush Fresh and Foamy Body Wash £6.50 This stuff smells so lovely it has a sweet lime fragrance it smells so zesty it really wakes me up in these early dark mornings, even my boyfriend Gordee loves this stuff. The foaminess of the product is lush and the fact that a little goes a long way is fab. You get 500ml in a bottle which lasts such a long time you really get your moneys worth. Once I'm all clean depending if I want to smell head to toe in zesty lime sweetness I use the Sugar Crush Body Buttercream £10.50 the consistency of this cream is thick and luxurious my skin feels so pampered and silky soft with its shea and cocoa nut balm, lime and almond oils and kiwi juice water. Honestly words cannot express how much I love this stuff! and again you get 300ml in a tub and it lasts such a long time. If I don't fancy smelling of lime zestiness (Ooo new word for me) after the shower I just apply The Daily Smooth body butter £9.00 now as you may tell in the photo I have used this a lot as I'm squeezing out the last bits left, I am finding this stuff particularly great right now as what with the weather changing my skin is getting a tad on the dry side. With this stuff being as it says on the bottle I quote "amazingly-effective dry skin formula" it most certainly is! My skin feels so much softer using this and the smell is again ever so scrumptious it has rosehip seed oil and cocoa butter in it which is just a hint to how lovely it smells and to top it off the body mist called Mist You Madly £6.50 smells very similar that if you spray this on after the body butter (which it suggests) with notes of bergamot and blackcurrant you smell just heavenly for the rest of the day. If I'm treating myself to a bath I have many bubble baths but a fave has to be the Calm One Calm All £6.00 as the bottle quotes its "Stress-Battling softening bubble bath" it is scented with their original pink fragrance which is another lovely fruity all round lovely smell and has build in body lotion in so my skin feels so soft afterwards and I feel more calm and relaxed plus everyone loves bubbles!! its a 500ml bottle and you only need a cap full so again its well worth the pennies as it lasts along time.

                                             Daily: Body Wash, Body Butters and Body Mist
                                             Bath Treats: Bubble Bath

Now Soap and Glory are apart of this 2 minute rinse challenge which is to encourage you all to do all that you do in the shower in just 120 seconds all in need of saving water. It is a great idea and I must be honest in the weekdays I do try my best to keeping it quick in the shower. However weekends I do tend to spend a tad longer whether it being I have a hair mask in or a body scrub as I need to massage it in good with the gloves. Which brings me to The Breakfast Scrub £8.00 this is a fab exfoliator for your skin again this is great in the winter for a pamper to the skin. The texture is thick a lot does go along way with this stuff and it has a maple fragrance to it, it honestly smells edible when I use this I smell delicious! after this I will lather my skin in a body butter of my choice.

                                                            Scrub! Scrub! Scrub!

To finish off this entry we are talking minis! The fact that Soap & Glory is such a fantastic brand to add more fabulousness to them they have a good lot of their products in miniature sizes which is very handy for holibobs, if your going abroad and you cant live without your fave body products taking the whole lot is going to add more weight to your baggage and lets be honest that aint cheap! Well have no fear as the minis are perfect for travelling and most are under £5! They are also a good idea for presents. I must be the most easiest person to buy for as my collection of minis was quite spectacular! I have managed to get quite a bit of them used up as you can tell in the picture however Christmas is coming up so it wouldn't surprise me if my collection mounts up again.


That's the end of my first proper blog entry on Soap & Glory I shall return with another post about the skin care in next couple of days. I just want to mention I'm no skin care expert for the skin I am just blabbering about few of my favourite items from this brand. I also want to point out I haven't bought all this stuff in a one shopping spree haha these items are from what I have collected in past year :)

Thank You guys for reading this entry if you want to leave me some feedback that would be fabulous



Friday, 25 October 2013



Hello to the big wide world of blogging, how are we all this fine evening?

So this is my first blog and I thought I would start off by just saying hi with a few facts about myself.

My names Sarah-Jane most people call me SJ, I'm 24yrs old and I live in a rather small city/town in Scotland. I live with my boyfriend Gordee and our little black cat Winston.

The reason I decided to start this blog was I loved spending my days reading loads of blogs and watching vlogs on youtube when Gordee said I should try and do it myself, although I haven't the confidence to speak in front of a camera yet (purely cause of my accent) I have decided to give the whole blogging thing a try. Why not eh?

So as I'm just starting out I thought I would mainly blog about beauty treats with maybe a few fashion items and possibly just some random ones about life or the odd boring home item like new coffee tables and rugs Oooo fancy!

Sweet marshmallows

Thank You muchly for reading and if you have any comments it would be lovely to read them



Friday 25th October 2013