Discovering REN

A few weeks ago I obtained a few REN products from the beauty salon I am doing placement at. They have recently changed their facial products to REN due to the professional quality and the luxury fragrance. I have heard and read a lot about REN recently; they are mineral based products which I love…

My top tans

I don’t often apply fake tan – not because I don’t like it but because I am usually too lazy or just don’t have the time! I am a perfectionist when it comes to tanning so refuse to put it on me unless I have the time to ensure there will be no streaks or…

Back to bareMinerals

I started using bareMinerals foundation in 2009 and was a faithful fan until earlier this year when I started testing out other foundations *just because*. I think it was because I started getting more into reading beauty blogs and wanted to try out the products bloggers were raving about.  I went back to bareMinerals last…

Feeling Festive

Due to my parents moving to Devon over Christmas I have been banned from decorating the current house (not because they’re scrooges but rather because they’re taking the decorations with them) so I decided to make a little Christmas Corner in my bedroom and very proud of it I am too! I bought the tree…

A heavenly cleanser (+ some science)

La Roche-Posay Effaclar – Purifying Foaming Gel for Oily Sensitive Skin. I’ve wanted to write about this product for ages but I really wanted to get some good use out of it first. I’ve been using it for about 6 weeks now so can confidently give it a true review. In simple terms: I LOVE…

Christmas Wish List

Christmas Wish List by sophiely86 featuring Nuxe   It’s going to be a quiet Christmas for me this year but I thought I would put this out there in case Santa decides to pop by! I have only previously tried one of these products (the bareMinerals tinted moisturiser) so I am definitely looking to try…

My Top Hair Oils

  My hair is ridiculously thick. When I go to a new hairdresser I always warn them beforehand that my hair will take longer for a colour than for any normal person. They always dismiss me as being OTT or fussy or whatever but they ALWAYS start panicking halfway through the treatment as they ALWAYS…