Jo Malone Red Roses Travel Candle. Review and Photos. Love It!

There are people who hate rose scent and those who love it. And I actually love roses and rose scent!  My favourite has to be Jo Malone Red Roses. It reminds me of my childhood and the rose jam my Mum used to make.

I absolutely adore (it was love from the first sniff actually) my Red Roses cologne so I was very happy to receive the Jo Malone Red Roses Travel Candle (£22 for 60G) which is the newest addition to their Red Roses range.

Although it looks really small, the burning time is up to  18 hours which is amazing.

Jo Malone describe their Red Roses scent as ‘Voluptuous, Romantic, Clear’.

The notes are:

theBalm The Manizer Sisters Palette Review and Swatches. Rave

I’ve wanted theBalm luminizers  for as long as I remember (and by that I mean since they came out). I have swatched them several times  at the counter but couldn’t make up my mind on which one to get, and I could not justify getting all three considering how many products I already have.

This is why when I saw The Manizers palette  – I simply had to get it. This is a limited edition, as far as I know, so get it while you can. Yes, the single powders come in that gorgeous packaging but this cardboard  one is perfectly fine. It is sturdy and slim.

So what is so special about these powders?

theBalm The Manizer Sisters Palette Review and Swatches illuminators

First of all the texture, it is very smooth, soft and buttery, almost creamy, it melts into the skin. The pigmentation is also brilliant, you only need  one swipe. It is no wonder these babies are so loved by all the beauty enthusiasts.

Let’s take a closer look:

 

Mary-Lou Manizer

This is a gorgeous warm-toned golden highlighter. And it is not subtle by  any means, it gives you a proper glow,  instantly brightens and perks up the complexion. Use it on top of the cheek bones, upper lip and under the brow bone. It may be too intense for some people for a day time but if you love you some luminosity – it is perfection.

Cindy-Lou Manizer

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipsticks Review, Photos and Swatches

I really love the (relatively) new range of Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipsticks which come in 15 shades and retail for £7.99.

I have three shades to show you:  755 Firefly, 825 Pink Brandy, 827 Bewitching Coral.

The main idea about this lipstick is that in contains 60% ‘Elixir’ treatment, which includes shea, avocado and aloe butters, and anti-oxidant white tea. As the result, it glides smoothly on the lips and, unlike many lipsticks, is not drying at all. In fact, I would even call it moisturizing.

I am sorry that Firefly looks so used, I completely forgot to take a photo before using it.

These lipsticks give a sheer (firefly) and semi-sheer (PB and BC) but vibrant and buildable colour. Firefly is the sheerest shade and it’s a pretty natural shade for an every day look.

Pink Brandy and Bewitching Coral are bright and juicy shades. In my opinion, they are

Ciate Caviar Manicure and Spring 2012 Nail Polish Collection

I am pretty late to this but I have to share anyway. I really like the Ciate Caviar manicure idea. There are three variants and you can see  Rainbow and Black Pearls below. There is also  a Mother Pearl, which includes a set of  ‘white caviar’. Each set retails for £18 but they are sold out right now unfortunately.

Spring 2012 nail polish collection from the brand includes

Badger Sleep Balm Review and Photos

I love all the calming/relaxing products, they are my absolute must-have.   And here is the newest addition to my collection which is a Badger Sleep Balm which is a USDA Certified Organic.

I really love this cute tin, looks adorable 🙂

It is a solid balm with essential oils that should help you to relax and fall asleep.  I think this would be an amazing product for people who don’t like intense calming and relaxing products as this on is very mild.

I personally apply it on my temples and under my nose, yes, I’ve told you it’s mild.  It is actually written that you can also apply it on the lips which I haven’t tried (yet?).

In general, I think this is a