May 30, 2013

Empties: May 2013

Today I want to share the products I finished this month in my first empties post! Although I am constantly trying out new products, I do try to use up opened bottles as much as possible. I will write a little blurb about each before tossing them out. You may wonder why I use (and used up) three different hand creams in the same month, so let's get started!

May 28, 2013

Review: Korres The Lip Blockbuster Volume II

I picked up this Korres The Lip Blockbuster Volume II as part of my Sephora Chic Week Haul. This set is available exclusively online for $39 USD and includes three lip butters and three lip butter glazes (all full size products).

May 25, 2013

Review: Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser (Normal Skin)

This Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser for normal skin (also available for dry skin) just launched in the UK this mid-May. After trying it out for the past 10 days, today I want to share my thoughts.

May 23, 2013

DIY: Mail Time

I just packed up the contents of my 6-Months Giveaway and I want to share an idea for re-using tissue boxes! While I usually don't have shipping boxes lying around the house, empty tissue boxes are in abundance.

Start with an empty box and draw a line dividing the sides into two
Use a craft blade or scissors to cut the box down the middle. Tape the free edges and the box lid
Pack the goodies with bubble wrap and tape close the box
Wrap the box gift-wrap style and add To/From...

All done! The box is reinforced with two layers of cardboard for extra support. I deconstructed a large envelope to make the wrapping paper. If you don't keep a stock of mail envelopes like I do, you could also reuse paper shopping bags to be extra environmentally friendly.

Hopefully the box arrives safely to the giveaway winner. If you would like to be entered into the draw, Enter Here before 11:59 PM (GMT) on May 25th, 2013!

Do you have any tips for re-using empty containers around the house?

May 20, 2013

Review: Nivea Pure & Natural Lip Care (Milk & Honey)

I love a glass of warm milk with a teaspoon of honey, so when I saw this Nivea Pure & Natural Lip Care (Milk & Honey), I just had to pick it up. Unfortunately, with a close resemblance to cough-drops, the flavor of this lip balm is far from the deliciousness that I expected.

I accidentally published this post when I was writing up my first impressions. If you are seeing this post for the second time, it has been updated with my thoughts from the past three weeks.

May 18, 2013

Review: Stila All About Eyes Set

I picked up this Stila All About Eyes set as part of my Sephora Chic Week haul. After testing it out over the past month, today I want to share my thoughts.

May 16, 2013

Review: No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes

With the weather getting warm and warmer, wipes are great for refreshing the skin. I recently picked up these No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes. After going through over a week's supply, today I want to share my thoughts.

May 14, 2013

In the Mail: Glossybox May 2013

The May box is celebrating Glossybox's 2nd birthday! This is also the second month of my subscription, so good things come in pairs! My box just arrived in the mail today and I want to share it with you.

May 12, 2013

Nail Art Revisited Finale: Decals Edition

Today I want to share the last installment in my nail art revisited series (see Part 1 and Part 2 here). Let's move on to the manicures!

May 8, 2013

In the Mail: Kusmi

For those who remember from my Paris Purchases post, Kusmi's Anastasia is one of my favorite teas of all time. As I am about to run out of the Countess Grey and Ceylon Orange Pekoe I picked up from Fortnum & Mason in London, I took the opportunity to place an order for Kusmi last week. Today I want to share the teas that just came in the mail!

My order:
  • Anastasia
  • Troika
  • Earl Grey Polish Blend No. 18
  • Smoky Earl Grey
  • Bouquet of Flowers No.108
  • Decaffeinated Earl Grey with citrus fruits
  • BB Detox

I usually prefer black teas over green teas, but I just had to pick up the BB Detox. This is a new wellness tea that Kusmi just launched earlier this year. When I saw the name, I thought, "BB? Could it be...?". Although BB in this case stands for "Beauty Beverage", its description does credit its inspiration to BB creams. I am a huge believer in beauty from within, so I can't wait to try out this detox tea. I wonder if the brand will follow up with a CC tea next?

Have you ever tried Kusmi tea? Are you a tea or coffee person?

May 5, 2013

Review: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

I received this Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo as my birthday gift months and months ago from Sephora. I have previously purchased a similar lip treatment mini set and vaguely remember liking it. This set comes with minis of both the original sugar lip treatment and sugar rose tinted lip treatment. I have already finished the original lip treatment a few weeks back and I am about a third way through the rose one. So naturally, I feel it's about time to share my renewed acquaintance with Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15.

May 1, 2013

Giveaway: Celebrating 6-Month [Closed]

Today marks the half way point to my first anniversary in the blogging world, so I am celebrating with a little giveaway! On one of my previous posts, a reader commented on her interest in the MUA Undress Me Too Palette, bringing up how international shipping is a major deterrent for non-UK beauty lovers who are interested in MUA. So I picked up that palette and some other UK-brand goodies for my giveaway.

Congratulations miemiemie! See her post Here