Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Gloss

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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Gloss

Obtained: Bought

Thoughts:

I’m a big fan of Palmers Cocoa Butter so I thought I would give the gloss version a try. It’s a thinner consistency and packed with shimmer, when I say packed I mean PACKED. It feels moisturising and easier to apply than the regular formula because of the consistency. Unfortunately because it’s so shimmery I found it a bit hard to wear because out in the sun it’s just so shiny, I love glitter but even I thought it was too much XD I think this would be good as a highlighter used in very small amounts. I prefer my highlighters in powder or gel so this one isn’t for me. Could be good for those who prefer liquid highlighters though!

Would I buy Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Gloss again: No, it has too much shimmer for me.

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

Tea Flavoured Jelly Recipe :D

Finally a food Friday… on a Saturday. I think I have the flu ;_;

It’s one of James’s favorites actually: Peach Melba Tea from Oriental Tea House. I’m in their Tea Tester program so when James found out theyoffered me a box of the Peach Melba he threatened to break up with me if I didn’t give it to him XD

We made the tea as an ice tea and it was delicious, but not overly exciting, so I thought I’d bam it up a notch and try something a little different.

A while ago while I was on a jelly binge we found a new “create your own flavour!” box and snapped it up thinking of the delicious flavours we could make! The possibilites were endless… cotton candy…strawberries & cream…unicorn…but that was just the problem >_< Too many choices! When the Peach Melba tea arrived the same day we ran out of regular flavoured jelly we decided it was fate, we would make the worlds first PEACH MELBA JELLY!!!

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VioletLeBeaux-Tea-Jelly-45_19523The tea comes with some instructions on the box for optimal brewing!VioletLeBeaux-Tea-Jelly-43_19521We added two teaspoons of sugar to a mug, then put two tablespoons of the loose leaf tea into our favorite brewy-meshy-tea strainy thingy and filled it with boiling water.

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Then we put the create-a-jelly mix into a big bowl, poured in 200ml cup of boiling water and stirred until it dissolved

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After about 5 minutes the tea was ready too!

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We poured the tea into the create-a-jelly and whisked. Whisk like the wind!!! Oh, but also not too much because you don’t want bubbles in your jelly! James is always over zealous with his whisking.

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It made enough for two of our heart shaped silicon cake pans which are about an inch deep and the size of my hand spread out. If those aren’t scientific enough measurements for you then you’re at the wrong blog… 😉

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It was about this point that I made the mistake of reading the tea box out loud. Apparently you can EAT the tea bits after brewing because they are actual pieces of peaches and berries ets. James thought it would be a brilliant idea to add the tea to the jelly. I wasn’t so keen on the idea so I didn’t let him touch mine. It did actually look very pretty though, the kind of thing I imagine would be lovely at a tea party.

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Into the fridge they went for a few hours until set.

We haven’t quite mastered getting the jelly out of the molds yet. It’s a long debate between the two of us as to the best way to get jelly out in one piece. All suggestions welcome! It might not look very pretty but it tasted delicious! James thought  the peach bits were really nice in the jelly, but he actually hates tea so he picked out the leaves. I didn’t like the solid bits but I have really weird things about textures. The plain one was really yummy though!

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Ignore that and look at it in the mold again 😀

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There you have it! If you’re looking for a deicious way to keep cool in the summer or for a fancy way to jazz up a triffle, Peach Melba Tea from The Oriental Tea House! I’m not going to stop here though, now I know it works I’m going to try other teas, I think blueberry would be so good!

 

 

Schwarzkopf Super Styling Creme-Gel Review

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Schwarzkopf Super Styling Creme-Gel

Obtained: Gift bag.

Thoughts:

I don’t like using gel in my hair because I prefer styles which are free and more natural but I quite like this for styling short hair. I’ve used it on several different models on James’ photoshoots and it worked very well in men’s hair to give volume and style with very little effort. In all but one of the models I used it on the hold was great, the other guy had very hard to manage hair which just would not stick so I’d say this still worked pretty well. It smelled quite nice too so I would definitely use it if I did styles requiring gel ore often!

Would I buy Schwarzkopf Super Styling Creme-Gel again: Maybe, I don’t do many styles that require this kind of product but it’s good to have just in case.

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage Review

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Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage

Obtained: PR provided.

Thoughts:

I’ve tried a couple of different eye roll ons and so far this has been my favorite. It’s in a nice slim bottle so it can be kept in your handbag or fridge, it doesn’t have a strong scent and it feels very nice going on. The formula is smooth and feels silky. It is absorbed very fast and the metal roller ball feels very nice. I think it’s best on a hot summer day after being in the fridge for a while. I don’t expect magic results from these kinds of products, I just want them to feel nice and relaxing on my eyes so in that area this gets a big tick from me.

 

Would I buy Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage  again: Yes, I probably would. It’s cooling and relaxing!

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

E.L.F. – Studio Shimmer Palette Review

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E.L.F. – Studio Shimmer Palette

Obtained: Present from a friend.

Thoughts:

This is my favorite shimmer palette of all time. It goes on smoothly and looks really natural while on. The different colours are a good mix for many different skin tones and looks, I’ve used all 4 colours at one point or another. The palette itself is good for traveling too because it’s very slim. The colours last well through the day but if actually used on the eyelids they do crease a lot. I use it under my brow bone so this isn’t a problem for me. You only need a small amount so I think this palette will last a very long time. The price is right too at around $3! Very happy with this one 😀

Would I buy E.L.F. – Studio Shimmer Palette again: Yes, awesome and under $5!

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

Revlon False Lashes Review

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Revlon False Lashes Review

Obtained: PR provided.

Thoughts:

I love false lashes. These ones are a little more high end than the bulk ones I usually buy ^_^ They are very soft and the and is thin and flexible. I really like the flexibility and softness but they could be a little harder to apply for beginners. The styles were very natural and worked in with regular make up easily without being over the top. They lasted several applications and depending on the kind of glue you use they could be used much more too I think. Overall I think for mid range lashes these are great quality and value. They are styles that I think are perfect for every day use for girls who like a natural look.

 

Would I buy Revlon False Lashes again: Yes, absolutely!

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

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