Monday, 29 July 2013

NUXE Reve de Miel Baume Levres Ultra-Nourrissant Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm

When i first purchased this  i didn't see why it was raved about so much. I pushed it to the side and completely forgot about it. When i ran out of lip balm i turned to it and boy, have my views changed! I slathered it on my cracked lips before i went to bed and woke up with... hydrated lips! I was flabbergasted to say the least. Ever since i haven't been able to stop using it, it's quite a thick balm so i put it on before bed to let it sink in. The photo online is quite deceptive, it makes it look like it would have a creamy/balmy texture but it has more of a classic lip balm feel. 

The packaging is quite luxurious. The tub is made out of heavy glass and the lid is made of sturdy plastic. It's one of the products you leave on your vanity when guests come over to make it look pretty.
It retails for £9.50, which is a little more pricy than most lip care products but it is worth every penny! Buy it (here)

Monday, 8 July 2013

Ciate Chalkboard Nails, hit or miss?

Something that has been floating around the bloggersphere a lot recently is Ciate's chalboard nail set. The set features a matte, black Ciaté Paint Pot and liquid Chalk Pens. The idea is that you put the matte paint pot on and then when it's dried you draw on them with the liquid chalk pens.

I really liked the idea of chalkboard nails. I am most definitely not an artist so found it particularly hard using the pens to draw a design or a pattern. Every time i tried a design it just looked tacky and messy. For me, this product was a total waste of money. Unless you are extremely talented at nail art I wouldn't recommend this. Hell, even if you're amazing at nail art i'm not sure you can work with this... If you do manage to get it to work for you feel free to tweet me at @Talisa_Lauren_T with a photo- i'd love to see your design!

It retails for £25, buy (here).

What are your thoughts on Chalkboard nails? Hit or miss?

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Daniel wellington "Classy collection" in Bristol

I've noticed that my jewellery post (here) was rather well recieved so have decided to carry on posting jewellery.

Daniel wellington have recently released a new collection called "the classy collection". The watches are classic yet luxurious. I opted for Bristol and have been getting compliments all week for it, it adds a touch of glamour to any outfit whilst not being OTT. It is available from daniel wellington for £98 (here). I've managed to get my readers a little discount, if you enter "TALISA" at the checkout you get 15% off until July 20th! Enjoy!


Monday, 1 July 2013

Xen tan dark lotion

I love tanning, all of my body tans really well... apart from my legs. They are whiter than white when the rest of my body is golden; great! The only way i can avoid this is by using fake tan- easy, right? WRONG. Finding the right fake tan is a long and tiring process. Most of the tans i've tried have had something wrong with them whether it be that they make a certain part of my body look awful whilst the other look great (cough Palmers "gradual" tan cough) or streaky. I've been wanting to try Xen tan for a while so when i got sent a bottle i was delighted.

The product has a strong marzipan scent which personally I love but could be a problem for others. The product dried after 2 minutes and developed over 2 hours to create the natural tanned look that can be seen below:



I used one pump for the bottom half of my leg and another for the top half, making this 2 pumps per leg. The bottle comes with a large amount of product so will last me a while. I found the product to be really hydrating and make my skin feel really soft.

I would advise you invest in a tanning mitt, i used (this) one, as the product stains your skin if you apply a dollop to a certain part of your body.

Make sure that you exfoliate before to make sure no tan gets stuck around/on the dry skin making it obvious you're wearing fake tan.

Xen tan dark lotion* retails for £23.95 (here). Tan land is my new favourite place to buy fake tan from, they sell high quality fake tan at a lower price than the RRP AND they have free delivery. Win win!
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