Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Visible Difference.

I was recently sent the new Visible Difference skincare range by Elizabeth Arden to trial for Debenhams, and below are my findings.
Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating Cleanser: 5/5 star rating. I really liked the texture of this cleanser, and when I accidentally got some in my usually very sensitive eye, it didn't sting at all. My skin felt soft and refreshed after using it, and not stinging or tight like a lot of cleansers leave my skin. Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating Toner: 5/5 star rating. This toner smelt fresh and pleasant without being overbearing and left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated without causing any stinging sensations. Visible Difference Optimising Skin Serum. 5/5 star rating. The silky texture made it glide onto my skin beautifully without any greasy residue. Although the entire range is fantastic, I can tell what a difference it makes using this serum in addition to the rest of the products. Visible Difference Hydration Boost Night Mask. 5/5 star rating. My skin was noticeably different right from the first time I used it. It was plumper and unbelievably soft and smooth. I had comments from people telling me I looked glowing, dewy and radiant! Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating Cream SPF15 5/5 star rating. The inclusion of SPF really sold this cream to me, as did the fact that it actually works. It absorbs quickly without leaving any nasty residue, and any product which runs due to perspiration doesn't leave streaks, marks, stinging patches or hurt the eyes. Made a huge difference to my skin, even spending many hours outdoors in all weathers. Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating Night Cream 5/5 rating. The cream soaked into my skin really quickly, meaning I was able to go to bed soon after applying it, knowing that I wouldn't be smearing it all over my pillows! In the morning, my skin felt soft and smooth and comfortable, as opposed to the definite tightness I have previously woken up with.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Marvellous Magnum.

Whilst shopping in Westfield, Stratford in London, I came accross an ice cream boutique with a difference.
The well known brand Magnum are offering customers the chance to create their own bespoke ice cream. There is a menu on the wall. You begin by choosing between vanilla ice cream and chocolate. You then select 3 toppings of your choice from a wide selection (I went with edible rose petals, blue poppy seeds and cocoa nibs) and then choose a chocolate coating and a chocolate drizzle.
At £3, it is about £1 more than you'd pay for a single Magnum in your corner shop, without the added bonus of the extra toppings and drizzle. It was a fun experience, and I enjoyed tucking into my creation, which is shown in the image above.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Get it nailed!

Nails Inc Couture is the latest offering from the cult brand Nails Inc and makes the perfect personalised gift, either to give yourself or to give someone else. The concept is simple; you select a colour, choose a lid for it and then select a box, before naming your unique nail polish (up to a maximum of 12 characters). Prices start at £16, which is reasonable for a Nails Inc personalised product as the possibilities are almost endless! Furthermore, Nails Inc polishes are really great quality and long lasting both in the bottle and on the nails.
The picture isn't the clearest, but here is a rough idea of what you can create!