Sensationail Peel Off Glitter Polish

Sensationail Peel Off Glitter Polish

Keeping with the nail theme from the last post, here is another super easy way to update your nails with the added benefit of not just sparkle, but also easy removal. 

I'm talking about peel off glitter nail polish. If you've ever used glitter nail polish, you know what a pain it is to remove, but as this one is peel off, the process is reduced to just seconds instead of minutes. 

Here is a glitter nail look I created with the Sensationail Peel Off Polish (the one I used was Set in Rhinestones). Another brand that has peel off glitter polish is Butter London with their Glazen Peel Off Glitter Laquer.

Are you tempted to give glitter nail polish another chance?



Nude Rose Spring Manicure

Nude Rose Spring Manicure

Nude Rose Spring Manicure

Pink and nude colours for nails are always flattering, timeless, delicate and feminine. And to celebrate spring here is this simple nail art that is very easy to recreate: you only need a base coat, a pale pink nail polish, nail stickers and a top coat. 

I used Nails Inc Base Coat, followed by 2 coats of Nails Inc Elizabeth Street. Then I applied a rose sticker in a similar tone to the nail polish (I used one from a set similar to these, but there are many more affordable nail sticker sets on Ali Express). Afterwards I sealed everything off with Nails Inc Top Coat

If you want to add a bit of extra shine and nourishment, you could add a couple of drops of your favourite nail oil. I used the Essie Apricot Nail Oil as the finishing touch. 

If you recreate this look tag me on Instagram or Twitter so I can see it ♥



Top 3 Nivea Tinted Lip Balm Colours For Spring

Top 3 Nivea Shine Tinted Lip Balm Colours For Spring

On my last visit to Mexico just over a year ago, I realised that Labello and Nivea share the same line of tinted lip balms with colourful packaging that matches the scent of each one.

And as I hadn't seen the Blackberry one over here, I had to pick one up to try out (can't ever own enough lip balms, especially tinted ones).

These Nivea Shine Lip Balms smell amazingly sweet and fruity, they lightly moisturise and leave a hint of colour and shine without the stickiness of a gloss. 

The formula contains castor oil, shea butter; sunflower, avocado and jojoba oils, as well as fruit juice. Included in the Nivea Shine Lip Balm family available in Superdrug are Cherry, Strawberry, Watermelon, Peach, Mango and Pearly shine versions. 

Pictured above are Cherry, Peach and Blackberry, which I think are the must have colours for any occasion: Peach on dressed down days, Cherry when you want to look a bit more put together and Blackberry for the evening.

Have you tried these lip balms?



Top 5 Face Masks Under £15 To Try This Season

Top 5 Face Masks Under £15 To Try This Season

Now is the time for self care, in a bid to keep our spirits up with the current situation. I think that taking a few minutes to pamper yourself by using a face mask is a great way to not just look better but also feel better inside and out. Which is why I have put together this Top 5 Must Try Face Masks for this season, all under £15 each.

Botanical Lab Rose Overnight Hydrating Mask: this face mask helps soothe and hydrate the skin thanks to hyaluronic acid, rose flower oil, vitamin E. It also includes pore refining clay. 

Superdrug Vitamin C Revitalising Jam Face Mask: it combines sugar, kakadu plum and goji berry extracts to exfoliate, purify and brighten skin. 

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel: this lightweight gel peel uses kiwi and mulberry extracts along glycolic acid to refine and retexturise the skin for a more youthful complexion. 

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Soothing Mask: it combines 3 types of clay (oil absorbing kaolin, and mineral rich montmorillonite and ghassoul clays) with mallow flower extract to gently cleanse and soothe sensitive skin.

Sanctuary Spa Beauty Sleep Recovery Mask: a balmy texture that sinks into the skin to make it more revitalised and youthful thanks to the use Chronogen tetrapeptide and calming orange and lavender oils.

Will you be trying any of these masks?



New In: March 2020

Haven't been shopping much, however last month I got a Simply Pure Serum and a Vitamin E eye cream from Superdrug. 

Dot got me a lounge wear dress and Disney Pjs from Primark. From H&M I got a red dress to wear as soon as it starts getting hot. 

When I see a sample offer, I order it, and I received a Givenchy L'Interdit perfume along with some of their Le Rouge Lipstick samples. 

For mother's day we got my mother in law some goodies from Boots, and I got to keep the freebies that came with them. 

And last but not least, even more samples (surprise!). These are a Crabtree & Evelyn Soft Touch Face Foam and the Rituals Namaste Serum and Rituals Namaste Night Cream.

Also Dot spoiled me and got me the Animal Crossing New Horizons game for my Nintendo Switch (a must have during self isolation!).

Did you get anything nice last month?



Easter 2020

rabbit planter with kalanchoe

Hope you had a nice Easter weekend. These are the gifts I received this year: a chocolate egg, a Lindt 90% cacao and Tesco Orange Chocolate bars, as well as a rabbit planter with a yellow kalanchoe. 

In Mexico, a mainly catholic country, Easter is celebrated by going to church for mass and before that people have Lent or a 40 day red meat fast, however as we weren't that religious growing up we rarely did any of that (except for the period of our lives when we went to a religious school and were made to attend mass, amongst other activities, ha!).

So even though I knew about the Easter bunny and chocolate eggs, I hadn't actually received or eaten one before I moved to the UK. 

How do you celebrate Easter?



Animal Crossing New Horizons: The Must Have Game During Quarantine

Animal Crossing New Horizons: The Must Have Quarantine Game

Animal Crossing New Horizons: The Must Have Quarantine Game

Animal Crossing New Horizons: The Must Have Quarantine Game

The release of Animal Crossing New Horizons couldn't have come at a better time - with the uncertainty about when we'll be able to go out as normal everybody could use a relaxing, slow paced video game such as this one. 

This version of Animal Crossing is actually the first one I've ever played (Dot got it for me when it came out), and I wasn't completely sure what it was about but thought the characters looked cute. On this game you go to a deserted island along with 2 other animals and you get to design the whole place to your liking. 

Inviting more animals to live on your island along the way and decorating your house by building  and customising furniture with materials you collect, using recipes you learn is also part of the game. Grow fruit trees and beautiful flowers, which you can cross breed to unlock new colours. Collect fossils, bugs and fish to donate to your island museum, buy and design your own clothes and visit your friends' islands to see how they've developed theirs!

There's no bosses to defeat and to timed tasks, just a whole island to improve and design just the way you want. If you'd like me to visit yours let me know your Dodo Code in the comments or send me a message on Instagram!

Find Animal Crossing on Nintendo, Currys, Argos and Game.



Olay Lightweight Sensitive Day Lotion

Olay Lightweight Sensitive Day Lotion

Even when you are spending most of the time indoors, you still need protection from UV rays that come in through the windows (if you want to prevent wrinkles and sun spots, that is).

This Olay Lightweight Day Lotion Sensitive is actually a repurchase but the product has been reformulated and I noticed that because the packaging has also changed. Previously it had a different illustration on the box and bottle (which I personally preferred) and now it depicts a picture of the bottle, which only features plain text. 

Reading through the ingredients, they still contain the classic Glycerin, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Camomile and Aloe extracts, but in a different order, meaning their proportions have changed. 

However I was pleasantly surprised to find out the texture is a bit less runny, it also feels a bit less oily and looks less shiny once applied. It still has the same SPF 15 and lightweight moisturising ability, which combined with the vitamins, soothing plant extracts and affordable price (especially when on offer) means it is still a great basic to have in your skincare bag.

Find the Olay Lightweight Day Lotion (RRP £6.99) at Superdrug



Get Smoother Skin Overnight With These 4 Products

The Baby Skin Facial you need to try at home: Smoother Skin Overnight Skincare Routine

Who doesn't want to have baby soft skin that looks smooth, plump and even? With the colder months wreaking havoc on our skin, it's time to do something about it!

If your skin has been feeling a bit rough and your normal moisturiser isn't cutting it anymore then you might be in need of a deep exfoliation, though exfoliating the skin can sometimes make it sensitive, red and inflamed. So here is what I did to get super soft skin overnight: I used four different products, each targeting one skin concern and then some. 

First, after washing my face, I used The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, which sloughs off dead skin cells, helping skin look and feel smoother and more even, while also helping diminish breakouts. Read my full review on this product here.

Next, after rinsing off the mask, I applied a couple of drops of the Me+ Acacia Collagen Booster all over my face. This lightweight texture serum is designed to plump the skin while also hydrating it. Full review here.

To help calm skin down after the intense exfoliation, I used the Simply Pure Hydrating Serum on top. The hyaluronic acid and ceramides in this formula help hydrate the skin, making it supple. Plus it also has a couple of gentle spot fighting ingredients, which are always a welcome addition. Full review here

And last but not least, I sealed everything off with the Naturally Radiant Renewing Night Cream. The natural fruit extracts in this rich night cream help refine texture and brighten the skin while moisturising at the same time. Full review here.

Having used these products on their own has always given me good results, but after using them in conjunction for the first time last night their effects were maximised and I woke up to super smooth, supple and plump skin. I can not recommend you try these products enough. The four of them together will set you back only under £25, so it is great way of achieving amazing results that won't break the bank.

Let me know if you try this routine in the comments below!