FEBRUARY EMPTIES….Bloguary Day 27….

Hello again lovely people. Well this is my penultimate post for Bloguary, I have been putting up a post now for 27 days straight, I’ve done a couple a day some weeks too. I really have enjoyed it, it’s kept my old brain active.

Today I bring you just a few empties, there have been a few more than this but they went in the recycling and the bin men already came before I remembered that I was going to an empties blog post.


My first empty product is a bath product, in fact it’s mostly bath products I’ve used up over the last couple of months. These products aren’t in any particular order of usage, this is purely at random. Sainsbury’s Skin Nourish bath cream with shea butter and jojoba. It smelt rather nice and there were quite a few bubbles from this cream coloured creamy bath soak. It did make my skin a bit dry though but was okay after using a body lotion.

Nivea Cream soft shower cream with almond oil. I used this as a body wash in the bath rather than in the shower and this is one of my favourite washes. I should have included it in my February favourites yesterday but it slipped my mind because it was in my empties bin. I got this in a gift set at Christmas. Oh it’s rather nice to shave with too, I just made a nice lather on my bath scrunchie and slathered it on my legs to shave, lovely smooth legs! Click HERE for my review.

I liked the fragrance of my Grace Cole shower gel, strawberry and kiwi it smelled delicious, but it was quite “watery” and I had to use quite a bit of it in my bath. It did make my skin a bit dry but I used the matching body lotion and it was fine. The fragrance lasted a while too. Click HERE for review.

Avon Anew Ultimate 7S Day Cream, this has been by far my favourite moisturiser in a long time I didn’t include this in my favourites yesterday either because I don’t know if I will be repurchasing  it at the moment. You can see my review of this day cream if you click HERE

MUA Make up Academy Kiss Proof Lipstain, I have two here in shades Fabalicious and Fruitilicious. They are only included in my empties because they have actually dried out I haven’t used them up at all. I think all “felt pen” type products should be stored on end so that the product inside is always in the nib, so it’s my own fault that they are dried up I just kept them in my vanity case. Hey ho. Click HERE to see my review.

Alberto Balsam herbal shampoo in sun-kissed Raspberry, with juniper and chamomile extracts. I love this shampoo not only does it smell gorgeous it makes my hair feel so incredibly clean, squeaky clean in fact. I have dry hair which I have coloured regularly but this shampoo just leaves it feeling soft smooth and shiny. I have the conditioner to match but it’s not quite empty yet, so maybe next time it will feature in my empties post.

So lovely people, I shall be back tomorrow for the very last day of Bloguary.




Hello again lovely people

I thought I would do another blog post today and bring to you my February favourites, just a few things I have been loving this month.


Champneys Skin Comforting Bathing Milk, this has been absolutely gorgeous in my bath every day. It’s nearly all gone though so it will be going into my empties bin very soon. It doesn’t make bubbles, it is what it says a milk and makes a beautifully fragranced milky bath. When I run the water and pour in the bathing milk it fills my bathroom with a glorious fragrance. Luxury.


I think I have finally found my perfect cleanser in this fab Loreal Age Perfect Cleansing Milk. I use as you would a cleansing balm, by massaging it into my skin and wipe it away with a wet face cloth. It just makes my skin feel really clean and fresh looking. Love it and I think this will most probably feature in most monthly favourites posts.


Obviously I have to include the fab toner too! I wasn’t really into toners as part of my skin care routine, but since using this I am converted. I really need to try the day and night creams that go along side these Loreal beauties, but I need to use up other creams first.


My MUA Make up Academy Cover and Conceal is another product that I shall always have in my monthly favourites too. It covers everything I need to cover, I can use it under my 50 plus year old eyes without it falling into fine lines or going cakey.


This a very new perfume I have only had it for about a week, It’s a prize I won via twitter from @davelackie I am in love with this perfume! I shall be doing a proper review soon.


My last favourite from this month is the eye cream I was trialling for Avon. This will need replacing soon, it’s nearly all used up. It has a rich cream in the main part of packaging that I use day and night, and in the top is a solid serum/balm that I use at night. It has made a difference to the way my eyes look, and keeps the under eye area hydrated.

Well that has been my February favourites, what have you loved this month?


THE 5 SENSES TAG…….Bloguary Day 26.

Welcome to Bloguary day 26 lovely people.

I was just reading one of my beauty books, I got to the chapter all about our senses and I thought “cor blimey that would make for a good blog tag” so here it is The 5 Senses Tag. I hope you enjoy reading.




I love the taste of: Vanilla ice cream. I love all ice cream but vanilla is definitely my favourite, boring to some maybe but that’s how I roll.

I love the smell of: Coffee, when you first open that new packet of ground coffee it just makes me go “ahhh” and I also love the smell of fresh lavender flowers.

I love the sight of: My 3 Grandchildren when they come running out to the car when we arrive at their house, and I’ve got cake for them. There will be 4 Grandchildren to bake cake for in May, so excited! But the new baby won’t be eating cake for a while, don’t panic! lol

I love the sound of: The dawn chorus. In the Summer and dawn is breaking I love laying in bed with the window open and I can hear the Blackbirds singing. (Blackbirds are always up first) such a beautiful sound.

I love the touch of: My grandchildren’s kisses.

I hope that was okay? It was a bit random I know. So I now tag anyone who is reading this to do the 5 senses tag too.

Bye for now lovely people.




Well hello lovely people, I hope you are all well. Today I am bringing you my top 5 make up products, with just a little bit of a review of each. I hope you enjoy reading.



I had never been completely satisfied with any of the foundations I was using, that was until I discovered MUA Make up Academy, and they brought out their Undress Your Skin range. I decided to try the lovely  Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation. You see, as I have got older my skin isn’t as perfect and glowy anymore and I need something to give me that glow back. As much as I would love to have Chanel Vitalumiere on my dressing table I can’t, we have a budget. So this is my foundation of choice. It covers all my imperfections, including the few tiny broken thread veins on my cheek and the slight redness on my chin. It has light diffusing particles which gives my skin the healthy glow back. It applies very nicely either with a brush or fingers and it blends perfectly too. It comes in 3 shades and I use shade Beige. It’s a super foundation for only £3.00.



 I’ve got a few of these as well and my favourite by far is Fashion Secret Vanishing Cream by Fashionista. It makes my skin look so much more smooth, lines are less noticable and so are my pores too. It also smells very nice too, a bit like almonds. It’s a cute little 6g pot for only £3.00



 Another Fashionista product that is so lovely and should cost more money than it does, is the loose powder which they call Shine Stopper. It is very light and soft and very finely milled by the looks of it. It doesn’t settle into the lines around my eyes and doesn’t go cakey at all. I use this to finish off my make up and if I’m going out I take the compact version with me. I wish that they did this in a bigger size than the 6g it’s such a lovely face powder, but it is only £2.00.



 I only got this eye liner at Christmas and I love it! It’s soft and creamy it glides on so easily and it doesn’t drag the skin of my eyelid. I am quite useless with liquid liner but I am very happy with this fab pencil. It is soft enough to use on the tight line without making my eyes sting which is something I like to do to make my lashes look longer. It also has a sharpener within the lid of the pencil, brilliant! The MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil is only £1.00 for goodness sake. I got mine in black.

Foundation Brush


 Yes my last favourite make up product is an application brush. I have always used the flat type of foundation brushes but when I got this MUA Stippling Brush it made my foundation look even better. It doesn’t leave brush strokes on the skin, my foundation blends in to perfection with this brush which is duo fibre. To stipple your foundation on you just tap your skin with the brush using the very tips of the white bristles. Using this method you will get flawless looking skin without any streaks. To top it off the bristles are synthetic, making it cruelty free. Magic! This super brush is a bargain at only £3.00.

Back tomorrow for Bloguary day 26, only 2 days left!



Hello lovely people!

Since I started blogging just over a year ago, I have been using my computer an awful lot more than I used too, I’ve used it even more since my daily posting with “Bloguary” and because of this my eyes have become a wee bit sore and itchy, and my eyelids actually feel like they are sweating if there is such a thing!



I’ve found a few things I can use to soothe them in my food cupboard and fridge that will save a few pennies too. For  start anything cool will soothe irritation and shrink eye bags so try putting cold teaspoons over your eyes for a few moments. I put my teaspoons in the fridge first. Slices of potato or cucumber are old remedies too. Try wrapping an ice-cube in cling wrap and stroking over the eye area.

There are a couple of remedies using Chamomile tea bags you can try too. Steep 2 Chamomile tea bags in boiling water for 5 minutes, then leave them to cool right down before placing over each eye. Relax for 10/15 minutes. OR use the tea that is left behind from steeping the tea bags, just add half a cup of rose-water (this will to tone and tighten the skin) take two cotton wool pads and soak in the mixture, place over the eyes and relax for 15 minutes. Chamomile is particularly good for the eyes as it’s soothing and reduces inflammation.

Green tea bags are also excellent for reducing puffiness around the eyes too as it contains anti-inflammatory properties. After you have made your green tea, take the cold tea bags and place over the eyes. Green tea is also a fab wrinkle fighting anti-oxidant too!

There is a fresh and fruity remedy in your fridge to help soothe tired eyes. Take slices of strawberry and place under the eyes lay back and relax for a few minutes, 15 minutes is always good! Then just cleanse and moisturise your face as normal. Strawberries do a fantastic job at reducing swelling and they contain Alpha-Hydroxy which can be found in all your expensive facial creams. I haven’t tried the strawberries under my eyes yet, but next time we buy some I am sure going to pinch a couple to try out. Roll on Summer for delicious English strawberries!

Gosh, that’s day 24 of Bloguary only another 4 days left for goodness sake. It’s gone so fast too. I am a bit late putting today’s post up though so apologies for that. It’s been my other half’s birthday weekend so I didn’t get this post ready in time to post at midnight GMT.

Anyway, I hope you have a good week lovely people.