Wednesday, 30 July 2014

REVIEW: Elemental Herbology Cell Food Protection & Repair Serum

I've been getting a little obsessed with luxury skincare brands at the moment, and it's kind of a problem (totally blaming the wonderful Caroline HironsAnna and co)! Elemental Herbology is just one brand I've become ever so fond of lately, so I wanted to post a mini review about their well-known serum called 'Cell Food'. I have the loveliest, friendliest Space NK (shout Bournemouth, you're the best!) and they helped me pick this product because I was after something natural, light but also kind to sensitive skin.

What they say:

'Protect and repair undernourished skin with Elemental Herbology Cell Food Protection & Repair Serum. This anti-ageing formula is packed with proteins and vitamins to leave skin with a youthful radiance.

Elemental Herbology Cell Food Protection & Repair Serum is a light textured serum that helps boost, protect and repair undernourished skin. The anti-ageing formula of proteins, vitamins and anti-oxidants is an essential addition to any skincare regime. An intensive dose of antioxidants and reparative nutrients stimulate collagen and elastin production to restore vitality and radiance while reducing the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles.'

I must just say that even though I have only had this for a few weeks, this is definitely one of the best serums I have ever used. It gives my skin a glow, evens out the texture and soothes redness. That's pretty much a hat-trick for me because those are always my main skin complaints. However, it actually went beyond this and I noticed it was great for tightening pores too as well as hydrating the skin. During this wonderful little heatwave we're having this summer some days it's actually perfect alone, but I am looking for a new moisturiser because I'm interested to see if this would make the results even more impressive. Moreover, I do think drier skin would benefit from a moisturiser too. My skin-type however varies between sensitive and combination so it's perfect for me.

Texture wise, whilst being very, very light on, it is thick white liquid and to use, it can be dispensed using a pipette which at first was a little tricky to use but once 'broken' into so to speak works fine. I use one or two drops, massage it in, and almost instantaneously it sinks into the skin and the benefits are soon noticeable, with a lovely fresh glow.

So overall, I'm really in love with this, and hopefully the effects continue. It is £45 which I guess is fairly mid-range for a really high-power serum packed full of super high-quality ingredients, so I am happy to pay that. I just hope it lasts a long time, so fingers crossed as the bottle is quite small!

Has anyone else tried Elemental Herbology's Cell Food? If not, what is your favourite serum? I am really keen to try so much more from this range so let me know what you recommend if you've tried anything.

Elemental Herbology Cell Food Protect & Repair Serum is £45 and if you're not near a Space NK, Feel Unique have an offer where you can get a free Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Purifying Facial Mask if you spend £25 or more on the range.


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

NOTD: 'Sweet Daisy' Carrie Underwood for Nicole by OPI

Hands up Carrie Underwood fans, I see you! I have loved Carrie Underwood from her very first American Idol audition and I have been a fan ever since. I wouldn't say I'm a true country girl by heart, but I became extremely fascinated with the genre of country music when I visited Nashville a few years ago. I have also loved OPI for a long time, but the Nicole by OPI range is still very new to me. I'm not 100% sure on the actual difference between Nicole OPI and normal OPI (other than I think Nicole by OPI is more of a drugstore range, versus the salon home of OPI?!), but I thought picking up a few of the Carrie Underwood shades would be a great way to test the range.

I picked up four of the Carrie Underwood nail polishes on my trip to Liverpool (little haul right here for you) earlier this year because I love their Superdrug, and also because it has a huge Nicole by OPI stand. I picked up 'Some Hearts' a girly pink, 'Southern Charm' a lush nude, 'Party Bus' a playful silver glitter and the above close up, 'Sweet Daisy' a perfect peach. It's that pretty, nude and charming shade which will look amazing on fair or tanned skins, in spring, summer, autumn or winter. It's not too over the top at all, and wearable for just about everyone. Just like OPI it applies like a dream, dries quickly and is lasting such a long time. I think I have officially found a new nail brand obsession here! I know for sure the Nicole range is marketed as being more budget friendly, but it certainly doesn't feel it at all.

Check out the Carrie Underwood for Nicole by OPI collection here or click here to purchase 'Sweet Daisy' and the other shades directly from Superdrug. Even better, these gorgeous polishes are just £7.99 and there's currently a 3 for 2 deal, so it's easy to collect them all really ;). Has anyone else picked up a shade from this collection? And for all my Nicole by OPI fans, what shades do I need please?


Monday, 28 July 2014

Little Beauxoxo Artwork Sneak Peak and Thoughts Please

Okay so this is really exciting- I have some first artwork designs for but I am so very eager to hear your thoughts and opinions, so dearest blog friends, what do you think?

I have also set up a page for Little Beauxoxo on Facebook and Twitter.


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Love From Hetty and Dave Flamingo Shoes

Is there anything better in life than cute animal shoes? Specifically, pink flamingo shoes? Sooo...