Steamcream - Dream Cream

Tuesday, 30 April 2013


This is a product I have been meaning to write about for a VERY long time. I do like to make sure I've tried and tested before I write a review - but this is way over due.

Steamcream was introduced to me at the end of last year. It comes in an AMAZING tin, and there are sooo many different designs. The tin design I have is called Ayame. It's named Streamcream due to the way it's made- using steam!

Steamcream is an all-in-one moisture cream for face, body and hands. It's all natural and is also vegan friendly - this means that none of the ingredients are from an animal or tested on animals. The cream contains lovely ingredients like oatmeal, orange follower water, chamomile blue essential oil and lavender. It really does smell like a dream!

I have had this little tin in my handbag for the last few months. It's a great size for portability, and with it's multiple uses is perfect for travel. 

I have been using the cream more on my body than face. It contains oils and I worry that it could be a little rich for my skin type. 

I have used it one my face a couple of times, before bed, for a deep moisture boost. The lavender smell is really relaxing when drifting off to sleep.

 It left my skin feeling soft, supple and really well hydrated by morning. It is a really light cream and doesn't feel sticky. I wouldn't wear this on my face every night as I am prone to breakouts. However, it was really good for my sensitive skin and hasn't given me any irritation. I mainly use it if I get any dry skin - it's fab on elbows and knees! 

This is a product that is going to stay firmly in my beauty collection, and I have a feeling it's going to be one of those where I keep the tin way after the product is used up. Yes i'm a self confessed hoarder..

You can buy this cute tin from Feel Unique for £12.95 in all kinds of fun deigns. 
Which design do you like?









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Total Guide to Swindon - Beauty Expert

Monday, 29 April 2013


I hope everyone had a lovely weekend? 

I am really excited to share this with you, I have starting contributing to the fab Total Guide to Swindon and Total Guide to Bath websites.

They're a really great way to find out what's happening in and around Swindon and Bath. You can find the perfect place to get a relaxing cappuccino, news on up-and-coming bars, and even the best pet shops in town! It is modern, fresh, easy to use, and covers EVERYTHING. 

Check out my article on Five Top Beauty Trends for SS13.





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Liebster Award

Saturday, 27 April 2013


I was completely overwhelmed to be nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Tiffany 
from the blog  With Love, Tiffany - thank you soo much! 

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this award, it's especially for bloggers with under 200 followers and you are nominated by fellow bloggers. It's all a bit of fun, and a great way to share your blog with other bloggers.


The rules for this award are as follows: 


1. Each blogger should answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
2. Choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award onto and link them in your post.
3. Create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers.
4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
6. No tag-backs!


Here are my Questions from Tiffany:


1. What do you like best about being a blogger? 
I love the blogging community and the happy feeling when people leave comments

2. What is your dream job? It doesn't have to be whatever you are pursing now but if you could be anything you wanted, what would you choose? 
I would love to be a full time writer

3. Are there any makeup or beauty faux pas you have ever committed? If so, what were they? 
When I was about 11 I tired a mahogany-brown at-home hair dye on blonde hair = bright red hair.. 

4. What is your favorite genre of music? 
I love a bit of lounge Jazz

5. What is your guilty pleasure TV show that you like to indulge in when no one's watching? 
Made in Chelsea

6. What is your favorite season and why? 
Autumn, it's still warm enough to not wear tights - but not as rainy as spring

7. Do you have any special or unique talents? 
Um... Not that I can think of?

8. What is your favorite Disney movie? 
Sleeping Beauty

9. Would you rather give up foundation or eyeliner for a year? 
Eyeliner - no choice

10. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
Extrovert 

11. Who is your style inspiration?
Holly Golightly


Eleven Random Facts About Me..

  1. Every time I spell because I say the following rhyme in my head: Big Elephants Can't Always Use Small Exits - something I learnt at primary school
  2. I love Marmite - I even got my friends to post it to me in Korea 
  3. I went to Korea for a year and came back with a Pomeranian
  4. I have a crush on Captain Von Trapp
  5. My favourite pair of shoes are my black Christian Louboutin Dorset Satin Bows
  6. I say "seriously?" more times in a day than is healthy
  7. I love spending Saturday mornings with my Gran - drinking tea and watching old movies
  8. I love afternoon naps with my bf 
  9. I like reading magazines from back to front
  10. My Mother is a rather amazing textiles teacher
  11. I'm addicted to hand cream and lip balm


My Nominations:




안녕

The Honours Student Life 

Vanilla Fairy Tales

Jessie Wilson

S.C Stephanie Chen

Laurengillxo



And Finally, the Questions for my Nominees:


  1. If you could have breakfast anywhere, where would it be and what would you have?
  2. What is your favourite lip balm?
  3. What did you do last weekend?
  4. What is your best fashion buy?
  5. What is your favourite way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon?
  6. What is your favourite beauty product?
  7. Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?
  8. What is your favourite book?
  9. What are the top five cities you'd like to visit?
  10. What is your middle name? (if you have one!)
  11. What, or who, inspired you to start a blog?

Wowza,  that was a long post..



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Last Day - House of Fraser Sale

Friday, 26 April 2013

Roll up roll up!

Today is the last day of House of Fraser's Brand Event!!

They are giving up to 25% off top brands and, best of all, 10% off beauty!! Eeek!

If there is a luxury beauty item, or perfume, you've had your eye on now's the chance to snap it up!

Happy Shopping!

Caviar, darling?

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The lovely people at Skin Shop have sent me over a rather exciting new product to sample - 
The new SMask Korean Caviar Mask.

Having spent some time living in Korea, I was really exciting to read about this product. I have used various Korean face masks before and found the fact they actually are masks, and not just a cream or paste, a little bit too exciting!

Here is a little bit of what got me excited about this product:

"Unlike traditional face masks, Korean film masks are actual silicone masks infused with skin rejuvenating ingredients that slowly dissolve into the skin. The encapsulation of the skin under the dissolvable silicone mask means that the ingredients in the mask penetrate deeply into every crevice of skin, giving a salon-standard result... 

Smask Caviar Film Masks give skin an instant luxurious boost that leaves skin looking immediately rejuvenated and softer while smoothing out the appearance of fine dry lines."


I can't wait to try it out! It comes in a pack of three so I think I may have to indulge in a pamper sesh with a friend and some champers, of course.

You can buy the face masks, hand masks, and eye masks (yes they have thought of it all) at www.skinshop.com

Review to follow soon..





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Modi Glam Nails Winner

Monday, 15 April 2013





Thank you to all who entered my first give-away! 

I'm please to announce the winner is...


Hannah Louise from The Makeup Times!


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Modi Glam Nails Giveaway*

Sunday, 7 April 2013

When I lived in South Korea I was a huge fan of Modi Glam Nails - a really fun and affordable nail polish brand that unfortunately you can not buy here in the UK. 

Being the lucky girl I am, my lovely friend MaLeah sent me a supply of my favourite black and white glitter polish. I like to wear it over Topshop's Rainy Day - which is a really lovely warm grey. 

The polish has lots of different shaped non-metallic black and white pieces. It has squares, circles, dots and strips. I have had soo many compliments whenever I wear it. So, as I have a healthy supply of this little beaut, I thought I'd do my first blogger giveaway with this fab little bottle. It is open to UK residents only I'm afraid - sorry to all my readers outside of the UK.

How to Enter:
  1. All you need to do is comment on this post or on the Facebook post and include an email contact address - simple!
The competition will end at 5pm next Sunday the 14th of April and I will announce the winner on here and on Facebook on Monday the 15th of April. I will pick the winner by the good old-fashioned 'name out of a hat' and contact you to get your address and will post the item that week.* 

If you have any queries then please ask away - remember UK only I'm afraid!

Good luck and remember sharing is caring.. 

Here is how I like to wear the polish:



Bandi Calcium Repair, Topshop Rainy Days, Modi Glam Nails Black and White and
Beauty Secrets Top Coat Hardener.

Bandi Calcium Repair, Topshop Rainy Days, Modi Glam Nails Black and White and
Beauty Secrets Top Coat Hardener.

Bandi Calcium Repair, Topshop Rainy Days, Modi Glam Nails Black and White and
Beauty Secrets Top Coat Hardener.

Topshop Rainy Days - A fab colour that was a gift from my friend Heather.

Modi Glam Nails Black and White polish - bought in Korea.


**WIN ME**



* The competition is being run by Emily's Elixir and is not being sponsored by the brand. The competition will run from when this post goes live until Sunday the 14th of April at 5pm UK time. This competition is open to UK residents only. The winner will be picked by myself by random and announced on Monday the 15th of April on here and on Facebook - I will also contact the winner directly. There is only one prize and therefore will only be one winner. The prize is one unopened and unused bottle of Modi Glam Nails Black and White Glitter polish only. Any entries made after the date will not be counted. I will post the item within 1 week of the winner being announced by Royal Mail Recorded delivery. I have the right to withdraw or change the terms and conditions of this competition at any time (which I am not planning on doing!). If you have any queries then please get in touch.


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Weekend Wish List

Monday, 1 April 2013



I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter weekend. I've been enjoying lazy mornings, long walks with Layla, tasty wine and chocolate with the bf, dinner out with friends, and a trip to Dyrham Park in the sunshine. In all, thus far, it's been a lovely weekend. 

Talking of best bits, I've decided to pull together some of my favourite wishes and create a weekend wish list.

So, here is what I've been lusting over this weekend..

  1. Silver High Heeled Studded Sandal £39.99 ZARA
  2. Enamel Pink Heart Ring £5.00 Accessorize
  3. Alice By Temperley Mini Pirouette Lace-Appliqued Crepe Dress £345 Net-A-Porter
  4. Flower Crest Short Drop Earring £8.00 Accessorize
  5. Frends Rose Gold Taylor Headphones £170 Avenue 32
  6. Ranni Lace Belted Dress £159 Ted Baker 
  7. Lisbeth Dahl Quilted Sateen Clutch £23.95 Instant Vintage
  8. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Twist and Spray £64.00 Boots

What's on your wish list?


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