Friday, 26 June 2015

Life is too short to drink bad wine...

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to go to the Naked Wines Tasting Tour 2015. For those who don't know, Naked Wines is a customer funded business who help independent, small winemakers globally.

So the event last week (in London),consisted of a whistle stop tour around the world, tasting various wines, sometimes poured by the winemakers themselves - some of whom had travelled from as far as New Zealand and Australia!

I have never been wine tasting before - nor am I an expert. I don't even like red or rose! But I do know what I like and was able to try many different wines that I hadn't come across before and some that probably would have been out of my price range (even if it was a sip). However it/s definitely something I think I'd do again.

Have you ever gone wine tasting before? Where and what did you think?

Monday, 22 June 2015

Getting ready for summer

The sunglasses are bought and the nails painted, but what else are some summer essentials for 2015?
Above are some of my essentials that I can't really live without during summer!

From Soap and Glory - of course, Scrub of Your Life and the Righteous Butter. They're both a given, who wants dry skin in summer!

Next, one of my favourite lip balms from Korres in pomegranate flavour and my favourite scent from The Body Shop (and all time to be honest) : Coconut!

Last, a new cream blush from Revlon, as I think cream blushers are so lovely for summer, this one is in Coral Reef. It looks scarily orange in the pot but on it's so pretty.
And the new Barry M Sunset nail paint in Do It Like a Nude and topcoat. These daylight curing nail paints set like gels, but with out the UV light and are very similar to the No Light polish by Sally Hansen that I featured a while ago - but half the price!

What are your summer essentials? Is there a certain product you can't live without?

Monday, 8 June 2015

Destinations: Malta

Last October I went a little holiday to Malta and it seemed like as good a time as any to share the trip with you guys!
We stayed in St Julians Bay which was lovely but didn't have a proper sandy beach -  for this we went to St Georges - but it did have an amazing selection of bars, restaurants, shops and gelaterias!.

Monday, 1 June 2015

New bits and bobs

A few weeks ago I popped into Boots (and Lush) for one or two things and typically came away with about 10!

My favourite Lush bubble bar Amandopondo which is a mix of rose and lemon oil, this cute little BubbleGrub made from shea butter, sandalwood and vetivert.

Next is a replacement - clear mascara from Seventeen. I like to use this on my brows and I feels it's great for keeping them in place for the whole day.

Next is a recommendation from watching Vivianna Does makeup's videos - Rimmel Lasting finish concealer and so far I'm loving it for under the eyes in conjunction with the Garnier BB eye roll on cream.

Lastly 2 things I've wanted for ages! The L'Oreal Super Liner and the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick.

What new things have you been buying lately? Any recommendations?