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Product Review: Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser ‘Cocoa Radiant’

vaseline 2Okay, this is probably one of the biggest beauty no-nos, but I have to admit that I am a total slacker when it comes to moisturising.

I always, always make sure that I put moisturiser on my face every morning and night, however I can never be bothered to put it over my body. You see, I get really cold in my house, so the last thing I want to do when I get out of a nice warm shower is slather loads of cold cream over my body (brrr).

It is also massive effort. Lazy, I know, but hey I’m just being honest!

So, when I saw Vaseline’s new Spray & Go moisturiser range, I thought my prayers had been answered! I was informed you just quickly spray the product, which dries instantly and then you’ll be left with silky smooth skin.

Now, they were right about the spray part, that was easy enough. It did dry quick too and it had a nice chocolate-y cocoa smell. The only thing wrong with it…?

IT WAS FREEZING.

Yep, from the first spray it felt like I was actually dousing myself in ice.

Now I thought maybe I was just extra cold that day, or it was a shock to the system, however I tried for a second time that evening and once again I was left chillier than a polar bear in the South Pole.

Resigning to the fact that I wasn’t going to use the product anymore, I decided to spray my sister with it, attempting to shock her with its icy mist (mature, I know). However, it actually had the opposite effect – she loved the product and then began to use it.

So, now I am left confused; am I just a cold-blooded weirdo or is this moisturiser actually way, way too cold to use?

I’m afraid I can’t give you this answer. All I’ll say is that the product wasn’t for me. It smells nice and isn’t that expensive but that’s about it. I didn’t even feel think it moisturised that well. The thing with sprays is that you are also missing out on the massaging effect, which helps reduce cellulite and boost circulation.

So there we have it, it is a thumbs down from me for the Vaseline Spray & Go Body moisturiser I’m afraid.

If you do want to try the product however, you can purchase it from Boots for £4.99. As well as the ‘Cocoa Radiant’ version of the product, there is also an original spray, as well as an Aloe Fresh edition.

Sam x

POSITIVES

  • Smells nice
  • Reasonable price
  • Easy application

NEGATIVES

  • Too cold!
  • Doesn’t moisturise particularly well
  • Missing out on massaging benefits

 

Sam Blogs goes global!

globalSo I thought I’d share something with you all that I found a little bit exciting…!

When looking at my blog stats for the end of the day yesterday, I found that my blog was read in a total of seven different countries!

I know that might not sounds amazing for some, considering how many countries there are out there, but I think this is the most I’ve had so far, so it really made me happy to see that people across the world are reading my blog.

I honestly couldn’t believe that my posts are being read by people as far away as Saudi Arabia & Hong Kong! It’s crazy, but in a good way!

Of course I still appreciate everyone in the UK that reads my blog too, but I just found it exciting!

But yes, thank you to everyone reading my blog, wherever you may be!

Sam x

P.s. Fellow bloggers let me know what gets you excited about your blog! Either below, or catch me on Twitter @sammyloubelle.

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On trend: White Nails

white nailsNow, I am definitely a big fan of nail art & trying out some creative designs when it comes to nails. However, I have gone for something different…

There is something uber-chic about white nails. They look sophisticated, perfectly understated and chic.

They also go with any outfit too. As you can see in my main picture, I wore them with my basketball jersey top (which is from Primark if you were wondering). However, the next day, I wore a white blouse and black blazer and the nails still matched perfectly. This just shows how versatile the shade is.

I’ve also had the most compliments in ages than I have about them – which is a nice added bonus.

I used Barbara Daly ‘snow’ shade (available at Tesco) to achieve this look. The only thing is that I bought this nail varnish absolutely ages ago – I mean years. I looked on the Tesco website & can’t see the product still on sale, however you never know, it may still be in-store.

I can’t recommended the brand enough though. I managed to achieve a nice, glossy even colour after just two coats. It hardly chips either, but I would recommend putting on some topcoat just in case if you are planning to keep the shade for a while.

Let me know if you like white nails or have tried them yourself…

Sam x

Tom Ford Nail Varnish ‘African Violet’ – On my wish list!

tom fordSo I have decided I want some more posh nail varnishes in my collection.

I know some people may think they are a waste of money, but I just absolutely love the packaging of them. I mean, although Barry M does the job, the bottle and feeling you have when using it doesn’t really compare to when you are painting on some Chanel nail lacquer.

So, I decided to look on the Selfridges website tonight to see what was available. I instantly fell in love with the first polish I saw (typical). This was the Tom Ford nail varnish in the  ‘African Violet’. Now this must be new, as I haven’t seen any Tom Ford nail polishes before (unless I am way behind with my beauty news).

The colour is just the most perfect purple shade you have ever seen. it literally makes me come over all funny I love it so much (sad, I know). The only thing I don’t kind of love is the price. At £26 it would be the most I have ever paid for a nail polish in my life and to be honest although I love the shade A LOT, I really don’t know whether it is worth it?

Now I don’t have much experience with premium nail varnishes so I need a little help. Do you think they are worth splashing out on over high street brands? Do they do a better job or do you think that people are literally just paying for the label?

Let me know any comments you have at all as I really need some advice! Also let me know your thoughts on the new Tom Ford range – is it too expensive and what do you think of the colours in the range (which you can see here).

Honestly I would appreciate any feedback you have whatsover. Also let me know if you know any good sites which do premium nail varnishes with free delivery!

Much thanks ladies!

Sam x