Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Rectory Hotel | Upgrades, cocktails and exploring the Cotswolds

A few weeks ago me and Craig had a couple of days off work together so we took a little look a Mr and Mrs Smith and booked up a spontaneous getaway. We went to the Cotswolds and stayed in The Rectory Hotel which was THE most beautiful place I've ever stayed! 
We got an upgrade to the Cleeve room which was amazing. (I have added window seat to my list of what I want in a house...) 
I took lots of photographs so I could share the beauty of it all...

Booking through Mr and Mrs Smith gets you two free cocktails too!

Georgia x

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Review | Khiel's Creamy Eye Treatment

I'd always heard through the beauty blogging grapevine that Kiehl's products were worth their salt but I hadn't got round to trying anything until recently. My eyes always tend to get dry and sore coming into the winter and I wanted something to help combat that. I was initially looking for the Midnight Recovery Eye Treatment but the very friendly sales assistant pointed me towards this as it's richer and creamier and gives more intense moisturisation. 

Avacado Oil helps to restore moisture and contains vitamins A,D and E.
Beta-Carotene is a natural antioxidant derived from carrots and produces Vitamin A.
Shea Butter is a natural fat which protects the skin from dehydration. 

To gently moisturise the delicate eye area.
The formula is Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist tested and does not migrate into eyes.

This product definitely lives up to it's claims! Its such a rich creamy formula and it sinks in to the delicate skin around the eyes really quickly. It leaves my eyes lovely and soft, improves the appearance of bags in turn making them look brighter and more awake.
I initially tried using it in the morning, however I found it doesn't sit right under makeup, my eyeliner would be halfway down my face by lunchtime! So now I only use it as a night time cream and have found this to work really well.
It is quite pricy but it's very rich and creamy so only a small amount is needed for each application, meaning it lasts quite a long time.

I'd definitely recommend this if you tend to get sore, dry eyes especially around autumn and winter, and also if you're too young for wrinkle cream but want to start taking care of your skin early... prevention is better than cure!

Have you tried any of Kiehls Eye products?


Fancy some more skincare posts?

Sunday, 5 October 2014

You Beauty Discovery Box | September

You Beauty Discovery box is a beauty subscription box delivered monthly. For £6.95 a month you can choose two products from the range available that month and they are posted to you with a few extras thrown in. Featuring a variety of new brands and some heavyweights such as Eyeko, Toni and Guy, Daniel Sandler, L'occitane, L'oreal, Cowshed and Rituals, there's bound to be something for everyone.
September was my first box and it celebrated You Beauty Discovery's 1st Birthday! 
As I subscribed later in the month, the choice was limited as some of the products had sold out so I would recommend making your choice as soon as you receive the email! (I'll let you know how that goes next month!)

I received:

This claims to dry your nails in 60 seconds, prevent flaking and enhance the colour of your manicure.

To give hair all day bounce from the roots. 

Containing SPF 15, free from Parabens, Intensely hydrating and moisturising.

Delivering recipes and fresh ingredients directly to you.

First impressions:
I'm quite happy with the selection, especially the extras as the Toni and Guy product is full size! The Mavadry nail polish is my favourite product in the box, I tried it on the same day it was delivered and it completely dried my nail polish in less than 60 seconds! Which is great for me as I'm constantly smudging freshly painted nails! Although it didn't prevent against chipping and flaking more than any other top coat I've tried. 
At first I wasn't too impressed with the Wild About Beauty Lipstick. For a lipstick worth £15, I expected the packaging to be better. The design is pretty but it's very lightweight plastic and feels very cheap. Saying that, the actual lip product is very nice, creamy and nourishing and the perfect shade for a neutral lip.
I am yet to try the other products so will review separately, overall I'm happy with the products in the box and at £6.95 you can't really go wrong! It's a lot cheaper than other beauty boxes on the market and actually gives you a choice of what you'd prefer to avoid disappointment.

AND I've just this very minute received my October box through the post so I'm looking forward to showing you that too!

If you're interested in signing up to You Beauty Discovery, read more information on their website here:

Interested in product reviews, I have a fair few in the library:


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