lavender Review: The Body Shop Relaxing Lavender shower gelI don’t shop much at The Body Shop. There are only a few things I like from there – the Tea Tree Oil face wash is fast becoming a necessity – and this shower gel is one of them.

The Lavender Body Wash by The Body Shop is one of the nicer lavender based body washes or shower gels I’ve tried.

I like the smell of lavender. It relaxes me especially if I’ve had a long day at work. So, having a nice lavender infused shower gel is really useful. The smell of lavender in this body wash from The Body Shop is strong and smells pure not powdery. I realised that pure lavender oil has a sharp but soothing smell, after purchasing a bottle of pure lavender essential oil from Australia once. It told me that those powdery smells I’d been smelling before weren’t quite 100% essential oil as claimed. Continue Reading ►


A while ago, I wrote about 5 beauty must not haves that I could happily live without, following on a tag from Tine at Beautyholics Anonymous. I said I’d break it up into 2 posts so it wasn’t so long. I didn’t forget.

stop Tips: 5 Skincare and Beauty Donts

So, here are my 5 Skincare and Beauty Don’ts – Things you should never do skincare or beauty wise.

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I am truly sorry if you have been coming by and getting some server error. I assure you its getting looked into so there should be no future problems.

To compensate, here’s some Guerlain Summer 2008 eye candy. Guerlain is giving skin a pearlescent sheen by having pearl illuminating products.

guerlain summer Guerlain Summer 2008   Illumination galore!

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I was introduced to pigments and loose eyeshadows about 2 years ago and in the process I built up quite a collection of them. I then got to wondering what the difference was between pigments and loose powder eyeshadows and why some companies called them such.

pigments Pigment powders and loose powder eyeshadows
From left: Make Up For Ever Star Powder #90920, Barry M Dazzle Dust #14, MAC Coco pigment

MAC Cosmetics as most will know, sell pigments. These are jars of loose pigment powder that you can use not only as eyeshadow, but also for lips and face. Originally, these were supposed to be the basic ingredient of coloured makeup. Mix it with clear gloss and you get your custom coloured gloss. Use it on cheeks and you get a blush. Continue Reading ►


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