Beauty News: Bourjois 1 Second Magic Nail Polish Remover

Say goodbye to endless bottles of nail polish remover and messy cotton wool pads. The new Magic Nail Polish Remover from Bourjois claims to remove your nail polish in just 1 second with minimal effort! It is a really cute pink pot filled with foam, which removes your polish when you stick your finger in and give it a little twist. How much more simple can it get?
Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover

Not only this, it also promises a delicious fruity/vanilla scent , and is formulated with almond oil to condition your nails. Furthermore, it is free of nasty acetone and parabens. No more scrubbing away at your nails with horrible nail polish remover on a cotton wool pad - this product truly takes away all the hassle of removing your nail polish, making your mani that much easier and quicker!

Hitting Boots and Superdrug in mid April, this must-have product will retail for an amazing £3.99! Race you to the checkout...

Beauty News: CC Creams!

Brace yourself, ladies, because a new beauty must-have is about to hit the market! CC (or Complete Correction) Cream has all the benefits of a BB Cream, but with a non-oily formula that is much lighter and includes more nourishing ingredients to better treat the skin.

CC Creams will still offer moisturisation, sun protection and skin repairing abilities, as well as coverage. However, the non-oily formula will mean it will be more suitable than BB Creams for greasy and combination skin, with some formulas even being matte. Further, the sun protection is much higher and the coverage should be a little better, despite the lighter formula. It is believed that a wider range of shades will be available in order to match dark skin tones.

Chanel Complete Correction CC Cream

Never one to fall behind, Chanel is leading the way with their CC Cream, to be released soon. Personally, I can't wait to try it out - what are your thoughts on CC Cream? Will you be purchasing one?

GlossyBox March (Harrods Edition)

Harrods Edition GlossyBox

I have followed reviews on beauty boxes for quite some time now, and initially I thought it wasn't worth it. However, it has become clear to me that, despite being a little hit-and-miss, most of the time they have some amazing products. So I went ahead and subscribed to GlossyBox for £10 (+£2.95 p+p) per month, and was lucky enough for my first one to be the Harrods Limited Edition box! So, on to the products...

Lancôme Juicy Tube in 93 Toffee R&B

Honestly, I've never really been a fan of Juicy Tubes. I don't like lipglosses in tubes, because I prefer to apply it with a wand, rather than squeezing it out and rubbing it on to my lips with the top of the tube. There are, however, some exceptions to this, so I could have got over it if it wasn't for the fact that this lipgloss is so sticky! It does not feel nice and smooth at all, which is something I cannot stand in any lip product. The colour, which is just a hint of gold/nude is okay, but it is a little too glittery for me. And the strong toffee smell is just overpowering. Overall, I am a little disappointed with receiving this in my GlossyBox, but I do appreciate that others will like it.

Full size: 30ml = £15.50
Sample size: 7ml = £3.75

Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream

Yay! After seeing the previews of the products, I really hoped I would get this in my box. I always love a Clarins product, and I think this is a really nice size. Funnily enough, they don't actually sell Clarins on the Harrods website, so it is a little unusual that they have included it in the box. That isn't much of a problem though, and I'm not going to complain about a Clarins sample. The cream is really thick and feels luxurious, and so far the results on my arms and legs are quite good.

Full size: 200ml = £39.50
Sample size: 30ml = £5.92

Versace Vanitas Eau de Parfum

I'm so happy I got this in my box, because it looked the nicest of them all, and the bottle is truly beautiful. I love that it is a miniature version of the full size bottles, and not just in a little spritz bottle. And even better, it is not a spray bottle, but one where you tip it on to your wrists and neck, which I just really like for some reason. The scent itself is really lovely: classic, woody and floral. I am really happy with this sample, and will definitely be using this up, and perhaps even buying the full size perfume when it runs out.

Full size: 30ml = £45.00
Sample size: 4.5ml = £6.75

Révive Intensité Creme Lustre SPF30

Wow! This is such an impressive sample to receive, because the full size product costs a whopping £235! I actually won't be using this because I don't feel like I need it, but I have given it to my Mum who absolutely loves it. It is always a little disappointing getting an anti-ageing product at my age, because I just have no need for it, but I'm not going to complain because it is just such an expensive and generous sample. Very impressive!

Full size: 60ml = £235 (!!!)
Sample size: 7ml = £25.85

Bliss Blood Orange and White Pepper Body Butter

When I opened my box, I was a little disappointed to receive 2 body creams, and felt that I would prefer to only have the Clarins one. However, I have now realised that they are quite different and I am happy to have them both. It is a really nice body butter, and it smells delicious! It really makes your skin feel super-smooth and gorgeous. And the sample size is really generous! I can't find anything to fault about this product.

Full size: 200ml = £20.50
Sample size: 50ml = £5.12

Overall, I am very pleased with my first box. I am a little disappointed with the Juicy Tube, and can't really use the Révive Creme on my young skin, but really I can't complain. The perfume sample, I think, is the best of the other possible selection. And I am really happy with the two body creams. However, the link to Harrods wasn't really that strong - although I suppose all the products were very high end. I would have loved to get the mini Burberry Lipstick or the Lancôme mascara, but other than that I am happy.

Favourite product: Clarins Body Cream
Least favourite product: Lancôme Juicy Tube
Overall worth: £47.39 (wow!)
Overall rating: 7/10

P.S. If you would like a referral to GlossyBox, feel free to ask and I will send you one (it earns me 200 GlossyDots!) x
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