Barry M Nail paint

I have been a huge fan of these polishes and the Barry M brand for many years, they are good quality, excellent selection and against animal testing with a lot of their products being vegan.

Along with the colours you can also get base coats that vary from being extra conditioning and repairing to strengthening.

The colour range is insane, they have many collections including ‘Under the sea’ , ‘Molten metals’ ,’Coconut infusion’ , ‘Gelly’ and ‘Candy Culture ‘ – which are scented!

I have always found they always have excellent coverage and can easily last up to a week along with the ‘wet set’ top coat.

Prices depend in on range, but vary from £2.99 – £4.99

All products I review have been purchased by me!

Melty Talented

I wouldn’t normally write about a single product , but this one deserves it!

This is Melty Talented dry skin balm from Soap and Glory and it is definitely a new must have! As we all know this time of year causes skin dryness more than the rest of the year. I suffer dry skin and winter is always worse for me. This product has a beautiful smell with some of the main ingredients of coconut, almond oils and mango butter.

It does have a feel similar to Vaseline so if using on your hands I would allow at least 20 minutes for it to soak in before touching anything- especially something with a touch screen!

It has been great on extra dry parts of the skin – especially cuticles in my case but it is such a multi use product it is worth it. It retails at £5 for 30g

Please note all products I review are purchased by me and I am not sponsored in anyway. Thank you for reading

Soap & Glory

This has been of my favourite brands for many years, so I have decided to put some words together on some of my latest purchases!

RushShower dry shampoo

Well I am sadly very mixed on this product. It has the traditional Soap & Glory pink scent which I love, however even after using a generous amount of product and following the instructions I didn’t notice any difference in the feel or look of my hair, sadly this doesn’t come close to Batiste dry shampoo for me.

Heel Genius foot cream

This is possibly one of my favourite products, it leaves skin feeling soft and revived with the cooling feel and scent. You don’t need much of this and it does soak in rather well, but I have only used this in the evenings so I can’t comment if you’re a day user but I probably wouldn’t recommend if in a rush. Would re purchase for sure!

Sexy motherpucker lip gloss in Bare Enough

I have used this lipgloss many years ago and remember the tingling feeling this has. They have a lot more colours now and wanted a change. It has a nice natural colour but I don’t see much difference in the size of my lips so I wouldn’t buy it to have a plumping effect but for the colour and consistency.

Original pink body spray

Exactly what it says on the bottle really, a lovely smelling body spray in a convenient size for hand bag or gym bag.

Please note all products are purchased with my own money and I am not sponsored in any way and all views are my own. I hope you enjoyed- there may be more to follow!

Fenty Beauty

Happy New Year! I have been wanting to write my thoughts on this brand for a while, here we go! Before I start it is important to say I have paid all products myself and I am not endorsed or sponsored in any way.

I first purchased the Kilawatt freestyle highlighter duo in the shade Lightning dust and Fire crystal and I also purchased the PRO filt’r amplifying eye primer, lip bomb in Fenty Glow and the Cheek hugging Highlighter brush 120.

The highlighter I found was too light for me to use as a highlighter but as this product is so diverse I use a a eyeshadow and it looks amazing and really brightens the eyes. I have since gone on to buy the killawatt highlighter duo in mean money and hustla baby and this works much better as a highlighter and also again as eye shadow.

By far, my favourite Fenty products are the Pro filt’r softwear long lasting foundation – which with such a huge colour range you would struggle not to get your shade! The coverage is perfect and I have dry skin and it is not a problem. The foundation also has a lovely fragrance too. I settled for shade 150 and suits my complexion and colour great.

My other favourite products has to be the Match Stix! What a versatile product and in so many colours! I have Rum, which I love to use as eye shadow and as a blush/highlighter and then I have the set of 3 match stix for the light skin tone which comes with Linen to conceal, Amber to contour (I have only used as eye colour so far) and Starstruck for highlighter and shimmer. When travelling you could easily live with Rum or Starstruck and use for eyes and cheeks and the size of the product makes it easy to travel with! Always warm the product up on your hand first and use a brush or fingers to apply.

I also love that this brand is against animal testing which is very important to me. I look forward to other products from Fenty and will continue to follow this exciting brand!

Review – Fartyg by Elina Ryd

Elina Ryd is a Swedish singer and composer from Gothenburg, as she prepares to release her new album ‘Den Luft’ she has released her first single from the album titled ‘Fartyg’.

The song has very strong piano opening, which then leads into the beat and then Elina’s beautiful vocal. Prepare to be taken away from daily life and stress with this song.

The harmonies on the chorus vocal is beautiful and adds an extra dreamy element that Elina’s voice has. I guarantee this melody will be stuck in your head for hours too and you will be humming it for days. The song centres around a beautiful view of the ships travelling between Sweden and Denmark.

I love how Elina always lets her voice do the talking in her music and she allows it to shine without the need of effects, just her vocal accompanied by real instruments.

Stream the song now on Spotify or download on iTunes.

More information on Elina and her music check her Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/elinarydofficial/

Quick stop in Malmö

This is something I have wanted to do since watching The Bridge! I crossed the Øresund Bridge on the train from Copenhagen airport, it took around 30 minutes. I took a walk around the old town and spend a couple of hours there before hearing back to Copenhagen. Malmö has not had a good press as of late but it was very quiet, pretty and peaceful while I was there. If you are in Copenhagen and a Nordic noir fan like me it is worth the trip and to cross borders so quickly is very impressive!

Day two in Copenhagen

Today my main aim was to visit the Rosenborg Castle and it didn’t disappoint! I arrived just after opening and there was no queue at all. I had to place my bag in a locker but this wasn’t an issue. The first part is to go into the castle and the royal living areas, so much colour and lavish decor everywhere! This then lead to the treasury and of course the Crown Jewels. The grounds themselves are also very beautiful – I didn’t walk as much around them as it was very rainy and windy for a while, this is mind I hopped on the bus to see The Little Mermaid – this wasn’t far so it was a no brainer. A sweet little statue and worth seeing. Retreated then to my hotel for a while with food as the weather got worse and then finished the day with a walk around the shopping streets of Storget and seeing the Hans Christian Anderson statue opposite Tivoli – sadly Tivoli is shut as preparing for Halloween 🎃