Saturday, 16 March 2013

Phyto Paris Shampoo & Conditioner

Hiya everyone :) I just want to say I am so sorry for not doing a blog post in a while! Exams have been going and lot's more. Anyway as Dom has kindly updated you on what we have been up too I thought i'd do a slight beauty update (france things!). Ooo i almost forgot I just wated to say thankyou for all of the lovely birthday messages, they were so appreciated.  Dom and her family kindly took us to france and we had such a amazing day.
Here are some of the things I bought

Of course we went into Sephora and I bought one of their blushers. Also Dom and I both bought the make-up brush cleaner which is just in a little spray bottle. I  also bought a new primer from Yves-Rocher which I love and will definitely be doing a post on it.

I really love the Phyto Paris shampoo and conditioner I bought while we were in France. The shampoo I got is for super dry hair which I don't really think I have. I thought this would be a brilliant chance to use a shampoo and conditioner for a moisture mask/ (slash) from time to time treatment for my hair. So the shampoo is phytonectar ultra nourishing brilliance shampoo which has pretty flower extarcts like orange blossom in. The shampoo is for ultra dry hair which definitely scared me at first but I thought i'll only be using it every 2 weeks. A sort of a replacement moisture mask routine.

Then the conditioner is the phytobaume repair express conditioner. This conditioner is so lovely and from the few times i've used seems to make my hair feel so soft! I think using these every 2 weeks will just make my hair feel so much better.

As it was mothers daylast sunday, I was just wondering what you all did for your mums and if they all had a lovely day. I really love mothers day and being able to spoil my mum! Also guys because Dom's beauty box was so amazing and lovely. My new email adress is and as Dom said she would adore to do one again and I would just love to do a swap!

Love Ellie xx

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Beauty Box ♥

Earlier this year, my sister did a blog post on her blog regarding her desire to do a drugstore beauty box swap with someone from a different country. You can read her post here. At this point, I was considering doing one myself because it has been something I had been interested in for quite a while. Josie received many responses, so I asked if I could do one instead of her. So, Josie e-mailed the lovely Alannah at Keddie's Closet and Alannah very kindly said she would be happy to swap with me! YEY! I had already visited Alannah's blog several times, and loved it, so it was nice to already know the person I was swapping with :)

We set a £30/$50 budget, and we exchanged many e-mails. Last week, just after I had posted Alannah's box, I received mine! Literally, I just don't even know if I can explain to you how excited I was to see it had arrived, and it arrived without any breakages, or it getting lost in the post!

Alannah sent me so many lovely items, complete with an adorable belated birthday card :)

I absolutely love everything that I was sent, and I cannot wait to send another one to Alannah this summer. I thoroughly enjoyed buying all of her items too, it gave me brilliant ideas of what I need to buy! I will definitely stay in contact with Alannah - as I said I will be sending her another one in summer - as I feel as though I have made a friend out of this experience too :)

Another note to add, both myself and Ellie really want to do this (again for me). So, if you are interested in doing this, please feel free to comment with your e-mail/e-mail me and I will let Ellie know too. I would love it so much to experience this again, with another person, so please don't be shy!

My E-mail : (Ellie's is too embarrassing, hehe!)

-Love Dom

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

February Favourites ♥

Yey! I haven't ever done a 'favourites' post before now, and although I just love to read/watch everyone elses'- leaving me with a shopping list taller than my 5ft3 self - I have just never had the time to actually put one together. So here we are, today, history has been made :)

February is always a firm favourite when it comes to months in my opinion. It probably is because it is my birthday in February, but I always find is snows during February, ooh, and, of course, Valentines Day! (You can read a post on here). Therefore, I am super-duper happy to be sharing my favourites with you :)

To begin with, I am going to share with you, my complete passion for Soap&Glory. I'm not going to go into too much detail, as Ellie has already done a brilliant post about these products, which you can read here. However, I will say with a combination of their delicious scents, and fabulous formula's, Soap&Glory have, over the past month, become, possibly, one of my top 10 favourite things on this earth.

You may be thinking, that's a bit drastic, Dom, and if you lovely people are, you obviously haven't tried these angles in the form of body wonders. Each and every one of these products leaves my skin smelling like heaven, and feeling amazingly smooth! I would also love to know your opinions on Soap&Glory. Posts about S&G are one of my favourites to read, and always leave me wanting more!

Next up, is my Balmi. 
Available at Boots for £4.99.

I raved on about this in an earlier post (read it here) even though I had only just bought it. I have now been using this for a month, and oh-my! It is just fabulous. This lip balm is ridiculously moisturising, and -as I said- have been using this religiously for a month now, and it hasn't gone down in size or quality. I feel as though I NEED more of these in my life, therefore, I have made the decision to buy a new flavour very soon :) (Hopefully ending in my with all of the fantastic flavours :) )

Last month, I was also loving my Moroccan Oil which I received for my birthday.

This is available at many retailers, but this is just an online one I found for you!

There's not much I can say about this product, other than it leaves my hair looking shiny and feeling brilliant. I definitely recommend you try this if you haven't already :)

Gillette shave gel as also a favourite of my during February as it left my skin feeling hydrated and soft. If you're in the market for a decent shave gel, I'd say that this is a good place to start.

This is available all over, but currently, it is on offer at Tesco!

I have found that over the past month, my go-to nail polishes have been these two beauties. 

Left: Nude Beige. Right: Beach party. Both available at Boots.]
I love these two colours dearly, and find that they are very reliable and have a great formula.

The Dove Hair Care Mask is supposed to be for hair damaged due to colouring, but I don't colour mine, and found that it still works really nicely. It makes my ends (I don't like to go all the way to the roots) feel thicker and fuller, and it keeps it in tip-top condition. Plus, a little bit goes a long way ;) I got mine from Boots.

Finally, I have been testing Alpha H Liquid Gold out. Oh My Goodness. You know those adverts where people wake up with amazing skin?(and hair, but it isn't for hair, hehe!) Well, this is how you look in the mornings - no lie. I only have the sample size, but I am already saving up for this full bottle. It is a hefty £30, however, I totally believe that it is worth it, and as with the hair mask, a little does go a long way. I is definitely worth it :)

There you go! Sorry if I rambled on a bit. I hope you liked my favourites, and would love to hear your opinions on all of these products.

One final thing which made me happy last month, and it still continuing to do so, is this LOVE sign/light my sister got for me. I did put it up, but it was wonky :( So I got a friend to help me out with it :) This image doesn't really capture its true beauty, but, hey ho!

Spread the love people!

- Dom

Saturday, 2 March 2013


This gorgeous nail polish featured slightly in an earlier post, which you can read here.

Nude Beige
The formula of this polish is brilliant. It is very long lasting and reliable - pretty much chipless with a nice top coat to seal the edges - and the colour (as I said) is so beautiful.

My nail polish collection is ever growing, so they are all often abused as I just physically cannot wear them all, every day. So when I applied this the other day, after what felt like an eternity of not wearing this polish, I was so surprised by how gorgeous the colour is. I often found myself glancing down at my nails admiring how perfect it is.

It is very subtle, so perfect for every day use.

What do you think of this polish? Do you own Models Own/what is your favourite shade?