Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

He might not have got the Oscar for best actor last night but his reaction to the major fuck up situation was priceless and very well handled indeed. For me, I'm not sure if Ryan Gosling could be any better right now.

Aveda - hand relief

Aveda - hand relief

Aveda is an American company so either they haven't seen Ali G or they have, loved it and this is a salute to Sasha Baron Cohen's TV character Borat! I really hope that's the case!

Bathe In Me! "Hangover Relief Bath Oil"

Bathe In Me! "Hangover Relief Bath Oil"

My Secret Santa came up trumps this year with the most thoughtful gift so far. I haven't found out who it was from but have my suspicions as this product must have been from one of the few girls in my company. 

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Blush

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Blush

So this was my first pop at anything other than standard pressed powder blusher. After watching another wonderful Beauty and the boutique video I had to give Katie's 'no make up make up' look a go.

I decided to go for the shade 'Flush' after reading the below description..

Salt Of The Earth Spray

Salt Of The Earth Spray

It's 2017 and without doubt time for us all to start thinking about our precious planet and how to be more kind to it. 

I for one have been trying to do my bit and when it comes to products around my home I am considering how they may impact the environment and my body.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

I seriously needed to ramp up my skincare routine from tired mum, end of day baby-wipe make up removing (eeeekk!) to actually considering how thirsty this process made my skin. 

It was obvious that I needed to start the recovery process so after chatting with friends who told me of their botox ventures and facial acupuncture courses I decided that the first stop in my skincare recovery night programme would be facial oil.

Estée Lauder Revitalising Supreme CC Creme

It can get pretty confusing with all of the choice out there when it comes to health and beauty - BB, CC, DD and suchlike cremes seem to be multiplying by the month. I want to keep things simple yet have half used tubes of potions coming out of my ears!

At £43 for 30mls, in honesty this product feels like an indulgence to me. However when it comes to anti-ageing products if the reviews are good then I'm up for the trial.

Diptyque Paris - Oui s'il vous plaît

Diptyque Paris - Oui s'il vous plaît

After years of coveting this beautiful brand I finally purchased my first Diptique scented pillar candle earlier this month and oh what a treat for my little home.

Founded in Paris in the late 1950's by three friends driven by their creative passion, they began by designing luxury fabrics for the likes of Liberty. In 1961 they opened their first store where they sold their own design soft furnishings along with imported English scents - how wonderfully surprising to think that our English perfume houses were being introduced to the in vogue Parisian set at this time!

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Every girl should have an Eight Hour Cream set in her make up bag, it's a long term essential for me, not part of my usual daily skincare routine but certainly very much needed as a standby hero fixing range and for when on my travels.

The Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is a multifunctional product, I use it on chapped lips when my Lip Protectant Stick runs out, on elbows, knees and generally on any really dry parts of my body which are in need of some serious hydration.

Rodial Dragon's Blood Range - The Best So Far

Rodial Dragon's Blood Range - The Best So Far

Next to my best Rescue Remedy find in life so far...Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Mask.

WOW -  This product seemed to sort all my problem areas out.

Described as:

A moisture drenched facial mask with instant visible results. Hyaluronic Acid and tensors immediately plump fine lines and tighten wrinkles whilst providing comfort to dehydrated skin. Dragon’s Blood reduces redness with anti-oxidant benefits whilst Gransil smoothes imperfections for a smoother and firmer complexion.

I cannot speak highly enough of this product & I need to order more asap - you simply have to try it and let the results do the talking. I didn't really use it as a mask, more of a deep skin night rescue remedy. After using this product I would wake up with soft, nourished feeling skin and my problem areas would be problem no more.

This is also sold in 50ml and lasted me around 5 months and costs £35 which is a wonder in itself.