Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 Shadow/Liner

When we first received the Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 Eyeshadow and Liner Pencil in our Glossybox we weren’t too sure… pencils tend to be creamy and slick which inevitably results in much sliding about and creasing! But actually, while this one is very creamy and glides on smoothly, there wasn’t as much creasing as we expected 🙂 We tried ‘Bronze’ and ‘Black’ – other shades are ‘Plum’ and ‘Steel’ – the Bronze is particularly nice, a rich brown with golden shimmer, it blends particularly well with paler eyeshadow shades for a less intense look.  We liked Bronze as an eyeshadow.  The Black was very intense, so we preferred this as a liner, but with practice and blending with other eyeshadows this is great for a smokey eye. Overall we like these a lot, they blend well and colours stay true and stay put. Available from Jelly Pong Pong Glossybox is a monthly subscription offering a selection of beauty trial sizes and samples. Pin...

Christmas is coming…

One thing I love about October (and even a bit before), is the launch of all the Christmas goodies and gift sets! This is my first Christmas as an Arbonne consultant and the excitement around the launch of the festive range is huge amongst Independent Consultants and clients alike 🙂 This weekend I was able to sample the gift range and oh there is so much to share!  I’ve picked out some of my favourites that I’ll be sending this year… Joy & Wonder Hair & Body Set, £43 This is a lovely set for anyone who wants to take care of hair and body with simple easy-to-use products… if you know anyone who moans about the condition of their hair, or complains of dry skin in winter, this is the gift for them! Argan and Abyssinian oils, with ylang-ylang, gardenia and Australian sandalwood blend together to give us fantastic hydration and nourishment – the hair oil is a generous size and a little goes a very long way with the body butter, so this will last throughout the cold winter days! If your friend likes Moroccanoil products this is a great choice.   Sky for Men Gift Set, £46 The Sky for Men Cologne is a great scent and this season Arbonne have brought us a fabulous set for men in this fresh, clean fragrance. Suitable for all ages (who’ve started shaving!), the set includes a Shave Gel, After Shave Balm and Body Wash.  The Cologne is available separately at £41.   Heart of Gold Palette, £43 A gorgeous palette of shimmery baked eyeshadows… these blend beautifully and...

Holiday Time! Packing Frenzy!

Off on my hols in a couple of days… two weeks this time, which means a lot of considered packing! My first thoughts are what’s going in my make-up bag… so what have I got?! First and foremost it’s travel sizes wherever possible – hoping that the travel sizes are generous to enough to not consider taking two of everything or ditching them entirely for full sizes… Having recently become an Arbonne consultant, I was delighted to find a travel set of their RE9 skincare range, I was even more delighted when it arrived to see how much they managed to cram in to the cute little gold bag 🙂 It’s got pretty much everything: Smoothing Facial Cleanser 30ml Regenerating Toner 18ml Corrective Eye Creme 5ml Intensive Renewal Serum 8ml Restorative Day Creme SPF20 8ml Extra Moisture Restorative Day Creme SPF20 8ml Night Repair Creme 7ml Age-Defying Neck Cream 14ml Instant Lift Gel 8ml Nourishing Body Wash 60ml Firming Body Creme 58ml Pretty good, huh?!  This set was £37 with a £90 spend, so you do have to order a bit to get such a great set, but if you’re using Arbonne products already this is definitely a set to go for. So skincare and a bit of bodycare is sorted… make-up next! Still some Arbonne for Tinted Moisturiser, Concealer and Mineral Powder Foundation – great bases that all work together.  I will probably take my Makeup Primer too, but all these are full sizes, so that may have to stay behind (ok, it won’t, I’ll find space in a shoe or something!). Eyeshadow-wise it’ll be my Smashbox Smokebox...