Sunday, 13 March 2016

CND Sticky Anchoring base coat

The lady who comes to the office every Monday to do manicures had a baby and seems to think that warrants taking some time off. I know. I'm outraged too. I am left doing my own nails and it's working out quite nicely thanks to this little investment.

I read about this somewhere on the internet as being miraculous. I am not sure I'd go that far but it's the best base coat I've ever used. It gives the varnish a base to cling to and it definitely makes for longer lasting manicures. I am delighted to say it's only £8 and you can buy it from amazon.

I can't stop wearing my new Chanel colour. Here it is on my nails:

It's just gorgeous.

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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Fortifying Green Bath Potion


"Destress the mind and relieve aches and pains." I am a sucker for anything bath-related that claims to relieve aches and pains. This gets a lot of love and inevitably it ended up being ordered by me. It's expensive and the bottle is not big. I had a bath with it yesterday after my first session with my personal trainer this year.

It's very nice indeed. It's not an oily oil, just lovely and light. It smells like heaven and makes your whole house smell like heaven. It clears all airways and feels incredibly medicinal. I liked it very much and recommend it. However, it's £27 and I reckon you'd get 10 baths from it. Put like that, it doesn't sound too expensive but you could get a bottle of Radox for a fraction of the price. Mind you, this is far superior to Radox. If you are feeling achey, fed up, need revitalising and love your baths then you need this. Sorry but you just do.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Chanel Cristalle

I've not bought a new perfume for months. I've been deliberately trying to use up what I have. Which is a lesson in futility because my perfume will easily outlive me.

Sometimes I look at my collection and still find myself wondering why I don't have quite what I am in the mood for. I have just returned from a work trip to India and I found myself convinced I didn't have the right scent for hot weather. Clearly this is nonsense but once an idea is in my head, it's hard to shift. Coupled with the boring sore shoulder saga, the fact that I had an exhausting schedule ahead of me and duty-free at Terminal 5 Heathrow and my resistance stood no chance.

I now have the wonderful Perfumes book on my Kindle. It comes in handy when you are wandering the endless Duty Free choices thinking, now what is it I wanted to try next? I find myself drawn to the classics these days. New perfumes are never as good as the old masters. I think it's much classier to wear something vintage and two houses do vintage like no other: Guerlain and Chanel. I've tried all the Guerlain I want to try for now. Mitsouko is my go to there. Chanel always entrances me. No 5 is still wonderful but I wanted something lighter. So I tried Cristalle and I fell in love. This is perfect freshness in a bottle that manages to be so much more than an 'air freshener' scent. It's green and light but it has complexity and depth. I bought the parfum because eau de toilette is a waste of time on me.

And I am very happy with it. It will be perfect as we enter Spring. We are entering Spring aren't we? After 10 days of 30 degree weather I am not sure I can cope with much more cold weather.

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