Haul of my Life: The Body Shop

The Body Shop Haul

Due to my skin having a catastrophic freak out lately causing me to sprout angry spots all over my face and after hearing such wonderful things about the Body Shop’s tea tree range, I thought I would give it a go. But during my purchasing I got a bit carried away and bought more than I bargained for. They had a lot of deals on so I would have been silly to pass up the opportunity to fix my skin.

The Body Shop’s focus is creating products that are “inspired by nature” and are very big on sourcing ingredients for their products through the Community Fair Trade program. I used to really love The Body Shop when I was younger so I am glad that I have once again relight the flame!

Here are the wonderful items I purchased:-

Body Shop Haul

Another great thing about The Body Shop is that if you join their clubcard scheme you get a free gift however there is a £5.00 fee for joining the scheme (so I suppose not entirely free). But the Warming Mineral Mask that I received retails at £10.00 so you are technically getting 50% off!

If you would wish for me to review any of the products in the picture above please let me know. Especially if you’d like to know if the tea tree range actually helps to combat breakouts and spots.

That’s all from me, I hope you had/have a lovely day.

Megan 🙂

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Review

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]
One of this years most in demand products, praised worldwide by models and people alike, this little product is taking the world by storm. It helps correct the appearance of imperfections, even skin texture and unclog blocked pores”

I haven’t been using this for the longest period of time but like it states on the packaging – within 24 hours: imperfections look visibly less red” which was found by a cosmetoclinical study on 38 subjects.  I can also confirm from using this every night for the past few months just how true this is.

This little product truly is a miracle worker in a 40ml tube.  From a young age I have suffered with breakouts and acne prone skin, I have tried many spot combating products with many good results and some bad.  Some of the products I have used ended up bleaching every single towel in the house. But out of all the creams and lotions I have used, either prescribed by the doctor or bought at my local pharmacy this is by far my favourite.

I noticed within a few days of using this that my skin was slowly improving and within a matter of weeks my breakouts became less often to none existent.  Instead of waking up with greasy skin in the morning it would feel very matte, this is why the Effaclar Duo Plus can also be used as a primer.  Which I have also used it for; it not only keeps breakouts at bay throughout the day but also keeps makeup in place.  


I would suggest to anyone out there wanting to improve not only their skin condition but also any acne problems they may suffer with that this is the go to product.  It is priced at £15.50 which can seem a bit steep for spot cream but it is a multi-tasking genius so is worth the price tag.

However if you want something a little cheaper I will be testing The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion which is priced at £9.00 and from the ratings has a great track record for helping improve breakouts and acne issues, if this seems more your price tag look out for my post on this item – coming soon. 🙂

You can pick this product up at your local Boots store or online here  —> www.boots.com/La-Roche-Posay-Effaclar-Duo along with several other outlets.  Let me know what you think of the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo [+] in the comment section below as I would leave to hear your opinion.

That’s all from me for today,

Megan x 🙂 

Tony Moly Happy New Year Best Sellers 2014 Review

Happy New Year!
I know what you’re thinking and yes, I do know it is June so it is far too late in the year to even say Happy New Year let alone type it.  Is it bad luck to say Happy New Year when it is this late on in the year? Is it like uttering the Scottish plays name in the theatre before they’re about to go on and act? Well if I all of a sudden have a string of bad luck I know why.I wanted to try some Tony Moly cosmetics but wasn’t too sure what to start with then I came across this beautiful little set above – with a toner, moisturiser and BB cream I thought I had hit the jack pot and for only £4 ish it seemed well worth it.


The Nutra Energy Toner

Out of the set this is by far my least favourite item, the toner feels greasy on my skin and unpleasant to use.  It is also very difficult to get out of the actual bottle itself which adds to the annoyance of this product. Overall I only give this product a 1 out of 5. 

The Nutra Energy 100 Hours Cream

I really liked this moisturisor, whenever I was having a really dry skin day I could just use this and it would work a treat.  Would recommend this product to anyone, it is amazing stuff and works like a dream. 
Overall I give this a 5 out of 5. 

Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream

Last but not least, this small cute little BB Cream.  I love this BB cream, it is easy to apply and not too thick when applied to the skin, it has light to medium coverage. The incredible thing about this product is that it doesn’t become greasy and no shine appears despite how long you wear it for.   I absolutely love this for this reason alone, it is shocking to finally find a product that actually works in combating shine and oil.  One of my personal favourite items to use.
Overall I also give this 5 out of 5.
This was a steal at the price I got it for and I would definitely buy the bigger version of them not including the toner.  I could be judging it too harshly, I may give this another go at a later date.  I would recommend anyone to give these a go even if it is the ordinary sized versions.  
That’s all from me for today, you can pick up the bigger versions for yourself or even this small little set from: —-> http://beautynetkorea.com/
Megan x 🙂

My Beauty Birthday Presents

So my birthday has just passed and I got some marvelous beauty products from my lovely mother.  I cannot wait to try these items out I have heard such wonderful things about them especially about the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus. My mother truly knows me so well and I am so glad that she got me these fabulous items below.

Here’s what I got:-

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As I loved my Soap and Glory face wash so much and it has nearly all gone. 😦  My mum wonderfully got me some more of this, thank god! Don’t know what I could do without this product in my life now.  Really looking forward to seeing how the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus fairs up on my face, hopefully it will help with my spot problem as I have been looking for something to help combat these demons for a very long time. So fingers crossed!!

Let me know if you would like me to do a review in a few months time letting you know how I got on with La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus, we’ll have to see if it improves my face to be flawless or…doesn’t.

That’s all from me and luckily my mum helped also fuel my sock addiction by getting me lots more. I am a very happy girl. ^-^

Megan x

Soap and Glory Haul

Over the last few days I have had a little spending spree and bought a few products from one of my current favourite brands – Soap & Glory.
I usually get a few S&G items for Christmas or maybe even birthdays; they have always been a strong favourite of mine product wise even if I only get them once or twice a year.  I never really buy my own S&G items but I decided to take the intuitive and get my own.

The middle purchase on the top picture is actually a present for my mum. I loved the set and all the items contained within. I thought it would be perfect for her. 

As you can see I purchased on my splurge some items from their make up range.  I have never before used any of their make up before so I am looking forward to giving them a go.  I shall maybe do a make up review on these items.  Overall I am so excited and pleased with everything I got, I cannot wait to start using them.
Let me know what your favourite brands are as I am always looking for great new products and brands to start using.
That’s all from me,
Megan x

I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies or sellers to make this review. All the views expressed by myself are strictly my own.

Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Review

There’s always that one product that your grandma “swears” by. That they have been using for years and completely adore. It isn’t always your nan, it can be your mother or your aunt’s son’s sister’s mother in law who swears by a product. They’ll rave about it non-stop and always name drop it when a crisis happens that could have been prevented or resolved by the miracle product.

That’s how I feel about Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream, this is my current “swear” by product. I know I haven’t been using it for years and only for about a month now but I honestly hands down would swear by this gel. The condition of my skin has improved drastically over the small amount of time I have been using it which is rather shocking as I know some products take time to see results. I cannot stop using it and could definitely not live without this little gel in my life, it is utterly brilliant!

So much so that even my mum has started to use it and wants me to get her some for her birthday.

I was worried about getting this gel at first as from reading reviews quite a lot of people had skin irritations as a result from the ingredient of snail secretion filtrate in the gel. I took the gamble and hoped that I wouldn’t be met with the same fate, I assumed that my skin would win in a Hunger Games styled battle against this product when it came to inflammation and irritation and luckily for me, I was right! I came out victorious with a better complexion.

The great thing about snail secretion filtrate is that it is jam packed with wonderful ingredients like elastin, hyaluronic acid and collagen among other things which helps to treats scars, wrinkles and acne due to the goodness in these little ingredients. It also helps moisturise, protect and regenerate the skin. No snails are harmed in the extraction of the secretion, it is done in the most humane way possible.

Some people find the idea of putting snail slime on their face disgusting but with all the benefits it has, I don’t understand why more people haven’t jumped on the band wagon already. I know many people don’t like the idea of creepy crawlies but it isn’t like you’re actually putting a snail on your face. I strangely find snails cute. My mum absolutely hates them so I am shocked she even dared to use this product.

I remember there was a snail climbing up on the outside of the window late one night and when she saw it there, she screamed and ran into the other room. I thought Slender Man was outside! That would be the only way to justify her reaction to one small snail.

This product is revolutionary (if it doesn’t cause you any skin irritation) and has become part of my everyday routine especially at night.

The gels consistency is thick but applies easily and spreads evenly on the skin, basically like any other gel. Only way I can explain it really.

This gel has not only helped make my skin look better but has also improved my breakout issues, I haven’t had any real concerning breakouts since I started using this gel and instead of using my spot cream I now use this.

I personally love this product and would buy another one tomorrow without a moment hesitation, it is cheap and does wonders for the skin. It is a 45ml miracle worker!

I give Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream 6 out of 5!

I know, I know! Six doesn’t come into the range of 1-5 but I love this product so much that I cannot help but give it plus marks on all fronts!

I got mine for a steal at £3.28 with free delivery from f2plus1, you can get one for yourself from: www.ebay.co.uk/MIZON-Snail-Recovery-Gel-Cream

Feel free to also check out f2plus1’s ebay page here: www.ebay.co.uk/f2plus1

That’s all from me for today. Thank you for reading,


Megan x


Would any of you be willing to put snails on your face? I remember seeing an article a while ago about letting snails crawl all over you face as part of a facial. I wonder what fancy term they came up with to call that, obviously not – Snail Slime or Dude, where’s my Snail Secretion? So many missed opportunities!
Feel free to message me or email me with your suggestions to what products or make up I should try and review next. Don’t worry, they don’t just have to be Korean! Although at the moment I am loving all things Korean.
I hope you have a lovely day or had a lovely day depending when you’re reading this. Eat a cupcake for me! Meg x


I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies or sellers to make this review. All the views expressed by myself are strictly my own.