Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Souffle Body Creme

I'm not even sure where to begin with this, but I recently bought the Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Souffle Body Creme, it was a bit of a risk because I hadn't smelt it before and I'm quite particular with the kinds of scents I like, also I have quite sensitive skin and sometimes, highly fragranced products can cause irritation, but I wanted it so I decided to go with it, I also had some Birchbox points saved up so it meant that I got it for the quite amazing price of £6 with free delivery. Anyway, I digress, this smells so flipping amazing that I don't want to use perfume or anything else after putting this on, plus the smell lingers, I even got a faint smell of it after showering the next day, it's like a woody, deep, caramel-ly vanilla scent if that makes sense! It's very strongly scented so if you're the kind of person who doesn't like a strong scent, this may not be for you, I normally don't but I'm ok with this one.

The texture is lovely, it's a body cream but a thick cream, not far off of a butter, and a little really does go a long way and leaves skin feeling super smooth, I tend to put this on in the evening after I've had a shower and like I said in my last post, I'm not in the mood for hanging around waiting for my moisturiser to dry when it's cold but this actually sinks in very quickly and doesn't leave that sticky, tacky feeling that some moisturisers do when they haven't quite sunk in. It's not cheap at £26 a pot but as a treat, I would definitely re-purchase, it would also make a really lovely gift for someone.

The packaging is lovely, it's a sturdy heavy glass pot with a brushed silver lid and the standard Laura Mercier label on the front, it looks very pretty lined up on my dressing table, the contents itself are a pretty creamy lilac colour

This was my first delve into buying Laura Mercier products, but within a week I wanted more as you may have seen in this post! It's made me want more....and more, so I think there will definitely be some more Laura Mercier purchases lined up!

I picked mine up here for £26.

Any hints on what should be my next purchase from Laura Mercier?

Soph x


NOTD - Festive Golden Nails with Polka Dots

Hi Guys,

It's been a while since I did any nail posts of any kind over here so I'm kicking it back off with a little NOTD featuring Bourjois Paris 1 Seconde Nail Polish in the shade Ghost Lovers, this nail polish is a dream to apply, almost perfect in one coat, absolutely perfect in 2 coats, it's easy to rectify any mistakes and the brush perfectly fits the nail and is slightly curved so it's one sweep of the polish and you're done! I've been pairing this with another of the Bourjois Laser Topping polishes and they work well together too. Anyway, so once the base colour is dry, I went in with my dotting tool, I use this set, to add in some white polka dots to give it a bit of a snowy feel and because I love polka dots.

What do you think?

Soph x 



HAUL - Primark PJ & Christmas

I popped into the Birmingham Primark killing some time before my train home from work one evening and ended up with a few little purchases. If you know me, you will know that I do not need any more pyjamas, it's an obsession I have that I just constantly end up buying them! I also spotted the two Christmas jumpers and couldn't resist, not sure that I'll ever where these outside of the house though as much as I love them!

I immediately loved this T-Shirt, it's Grey and has a giant picture of Miffy skiing. I don't think I need to say any more.

Care Bear legging Pyjamas - I'm starting to see a theme here, one that is clearly showing I'm clinging onto my childhood.

I heart Santa jumper - with Candy Canes as the hearts and polka dots.

Miffy PJ bottoms -  Red, check. Polka Dots, check. Miffy, check. Lack of acceptance of being a grown up, check.
I found this in the mens section and loved it and had to have it, so have it I did.

Laura Mercier Luxe Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection

I'm actually quite surprised that there isn't more being made of this set out in the 'bloggosphere', when I looked there actually weren't any reviews, but it's a really amazing set with some great shades and at a bit of a bargain price, I've worked out the savings below if you want to check them out. The sticks themselves are soft and creamy and sweep onto the eye lid with ease, are highly pigmented and really blendable, every makeup wearers dream. The set has 6 shades, all of which are very wearable and very long lasting.

There was only one colour in the set that I didn't think I would wear very often and I thought I could give this away as a gift to someone, as it happens, that shade was Amethyst and has turned out to be my favourite shade of all of them, a really lovely taupe/bronze/purple hybrid of a colour. I tend to have quite oily eyelids and find that most eye shadows tend to crease or shift after around 4 or 5 hours, I put these on at 8am and it hasn't moved by 7pm when I come to take my make up off, they really are great and so easy to use, I sweep across my eye lid and then blend with a blending brush or a big fluffy eye brush and that's it, done, great if you're in a rush or are a no fuss make up kinda gal!
This was a real impulse purchase one night after one too many glasses of wine, I actually had a Bobbi Brown eye shadow stick on my wish list but saw this little set and thought for the money that it was too good to turn down, 6 eye shadow sticks for £55, when they normally retail individually at £20.50 means that the set if bought individually would have cost £123 pounds so I saved £68 and makes each stick £9.15.

You can get the set here for £55.

What do you think?

Soph x

P.S Sorry for the rubbish pictures, I had lots of pictures of the box and packaging but I don't have my memory card on me to add them in.




I've been a little bit rubbish at keeping up with my blogging this year, I started a new job at the start of the year and it's slightly taken over my life so my posts have been a little sporadic to say the least, but to say thank you for sticking with me and to kick me back off with getting into more of a blogging routine I'm hosting a little pre-Christmas giveaway to win a MAC lipstick of your choice.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below.


1. Giveaway is open internationally as I've noticed an increase in readers recently outside of the UK so I want to say thank you to you too!

2. If you win the giveaway, I will message you and you can advise on the lipstick colour of your choice, I will then order and ship the lipstick to you.

Thanks for sticking with me, and I promise that the blog will be more of a focus in 2014.

Soph x

Nars One Night Stand Palette

I'm in love with you Nars 'Guy Bourdin' One Night Stand palette, I've noticed the last couple of posts I've written up have been about me declaring my love for several products but I think it's true, I always get carried away in the lead up to Christmas in a "Present for you, Present for me" kind of way, it's bad but I think one of the best things about being a grown up is buying whatever the hell you want to buy and as Christmas is the season of giving, why not give to yourself, this is how I had to justify buying this palette to myself. I felt bad about it at first but now after using it and appreciating it's loveliness, I'm so happy I did.

I do believe this is now sold out, so I am sorry for this, but there's potential for people to have this coming to them as Christmas presents so I thought I'd get my views out there. This was my first ever Nars product but after wanting to try the blushers out for, well, for a ling time, when I spotted this palette with 4 blushers, 1 bronzer and 1 highlighter, I knew I couldn't turn it down. The palette consists of 3 from Nars' classic range (Laguna, Deep Throat & Orgasm) and 3 limited edition shades (Devotee, Mistinguette and Goulue)

Laguna - A classic Nars product, this is a lovely matte bronzer that leaves a wash of colour without looking orange or muddy and without too much of a build up for a natural bronzed look.

Deep Throat - This is a deeper pink toned version of the Orgasm blush I think, with a more golden shimmer running through, very pretty and great for a night out.

Orgasm - Another classic Nars shade and my favourite from this palette, it leaves a lovely pinky peach wash of colour on cheeks with a hint of shimmer as well so that you get a glowy dewy look, probably not hugely winter appropriate but I love it none the less.

Mistinguette - This is one of the limited edition Guy Bourdin shades which is a bright, almost neon pink, and the first one I was attracted to, it reminds me of one of my favourite Sleek blushes 'Pixie Pink' which leaves a hint of pink across the cheeks and I will be using it a lot once Spring arrives.

Goulue - This was one of the shades that I didn't think I would end up using but I actually really like it, definitely good for winter and leaves a deep pink colour to cheeks, similar to Deep Throat but with more of a purple tone.

Devotee - A lovely golden highlighter, which has yellow and pink undertones, leaves a very glowy highlight that looks very natural.

I really do love this product and for the price, I think it was great to try out some of the Nars classic shades along with some new ones too. I love the packaging, it comes in the classic matte rubber packaging but with the Guy Bourdin logo as well and has a huge mirror in the lid so great for on the go touch ups. I haven't done swatches because to be honest, there are so many across the internet. I've been using this with my Real Techniques Blush Brush, which is just the tiniest bit too big for this palette but works none the less.

If you can get hold of this somehow, do it. Best £45 I have spent in a while.

What do you think of this palette?

Soph x