Google On The Dressing Table: October 2013

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31 October 2013

October Favourites

I swear these months are speeding up as i approach the big scary birthday!! Because the nights have been drawing in, especially with the clocks going back, my first favourite has to be the Neal & Wolf scented candle. I have been burning this most evenings and the scent is just perfect for this time of year. Its a

28 October 2013

Under the Spotlight - Aurelia Probiotic Skincare

The new probiotic skincare range from UK based company Aurelia is beginning to cause a bit of a stir in the beauty world and i can completely understand why. This is luxury skincare with a conscience at its finest. 
Free from mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, silicones, sulphates and anything else that isn't great for your

25 October 2013

One Year Blog Birthday Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Giveaway!

Today marks a whole year since i sat down and began to write On The Dressing Table! It literally terrifies me how fast time is passing by so i'm not going to dwell on it for too long. I will say though that one of the best aspects of writing my blog, for me, is interacting with you lovely people who read it, whether that

23 October 2013

L'Oreal Paris Hair Expertise EverStrong No Sulphates Shampoo & Conditioner Review

I'm not too sure about the whole 'No sulphates' selling point of the new Hair Expertise range from L'Oreal. I think its slightly misleading as these products do contain cleansing surfactants which serve the same purpose as sulphates, all be it in a milder form. However, i have to say that when judged as

20 October 2013

Whats in my makeup bag - Weekend with family edition

Every so often the rolling hills and pretty villages of the Yorkshire Dales call to us and we head off on a little road trip to visit my in-laws. These weekends usually consist of lie-ins, lunch in lovely little tea rooms and walking the dogs before cosying up with a bottle of wine in the evenings! It's usually a thoroughly relaxing

19 October 2013

Lush mini festive haul

I'm not a regular shopper in Lush but every so often it takes my fancy so when i heard that the festive products were in store i took myself along to my local store for a browse and inevitably came home with a couple of treats!
Cinders on the left is an old favourite bath bomb which crackles like firewood as it dissolves and smells of fruit and cinnamon, the perfect treat for an autumn evening after i have walked my dogs in the lashing rain! 
Soot Ball, the little guy on the right makes up for his underwhelming appearance by smelling absolutely incredible! It is a sweet but spicy fragrance which i found to be really relaxing and calming. Great after a busy day at work, and the scent really lingered on my skin afterwards which my husband liked! He doesn't turn your bath water black - under the 'soot' he is a shimmery gold but i have to say my bath did look really grubby after i used this one and i had to don the rubber gloves and give it a good scrub! 
Last but certainly not least is The Christmas Penguin - possibly the cutest thing i have ever seen! I mean, look at him! I found it hard to bring myself to use this one (sad i know) but when i did i had the most bubble filled bath I've had in a long time. I wasn't as keen on the smell of this one though so next time i would probably use it alongside cinders for the ultimate bath time treat! 
Have you been using any of the festive products from Lush? Which are your favourites?

18 October 2013

Bourjois Java Rice Loose Powder Review

I'm all about the luminizing, brightening face powders at the moment and the latest to catch my eye is the Bourjois Java Rice Loose Powder. The first product Bourjois ever produced back in 1863 has been reformulated and relaunched as a soft pink illuminating powder that gives skin a radiant, glowing look. I

17 October 2013

DIY At-home manicure routine

I have never been one for going to a salon to have a manicure, I would much rather pay for treatments I can’t do myself (hello massage!) so over the years I've perfected my DIY at-home manicure to keep my nails looking and feeling as good as they can.

15 October 2013


I'm one of those lucky/annoying people who don’t tend to be troubled with blemishes too often, but saying that, i had the mother of hormonal breakouts last month! It seemed like every day I woke up with a new one. I knew it was down to hormones rather than anything I had been putting on my face because I was just using

1 October 2013

September Favourites

Favourites time again! Where is this year going?! First up is a product i am obsessed with at the moment. Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel is a great alternative to the 'REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal mask' or 'Alpha H Liquid Gold' for those of you who prefer a mask to a liquid. I have been using it