My Christmas

Wednesday, 26 December 2012
My Barry M Christmas Nails; Christmas Dinner Prep; Santa Came;
Penguin PJs; My Presents; My Christmas Day Face & Outfit;
Boxing Day Face & Outfit; My Snowman; Too Much Festive Fun for the Boy.

This is my first Instragram picture post that I have done but I felt that it was appropriate for Christmas. I hope you all had a great Christmas with all of your family and friends. If you are anything like my family then you will have leftovers to last you another week or two. Nom Nom Nom!

Enjoy the rest of your boxing day!


Friday, 21 December 2012

Hi Girls,

Sorry I have been away, I have been busy preparing for Christmas - I left all my shopping and wrapping to the last minute - all of which is complete now. Also I am having a mare with my new camera which is a Canon 600d - I am no good at it - so my pictures have been looking funny - even this one has lines on it. So if you have any tips/websites you know, please let me know.

I will try and blog now up until the new year and hopefully, I will have something exciting for 2013!!

Thanks guys :) xx 

Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Lush - Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask - £5.95

Well, the first thing that I am going to say is that, I look fit in this mask. Haha. Not. However, this is my favourite face mask by far from Lush. It is so soothing and smells great. Firstly there is one new trick that I have discovered with the applications of these masks and that is to lathering it on with an old foundation brush. This stops the product caking up your hands and getting everywhere. With the Lush masks they have to go in the fridge as they are fresh. This also makes them really cold and refreshing when you first put them onto your skin. I then leave it on for around 15minutes when I gentley exfoliate the mask off. I then rinse with a muslin cloth to make sure that no remains of the mask are left behind. 

I have tried around 6-7 different face masks from Lush, because I am a little obsessed, however this Catastrophe Cosmetic has to be my favourite. I have combinational and blemish proned skin. I find that the blueberries calm any redness around my spots and when I exfoliate it into my skin, I feel that the mask cleanses deep into my pores. I always find that the morning after using this, that my face looks and feels a lot clearer and my make-up smooths onto my skin better too! 

I personally think that the mask isn't too expensive for what it is - true, that they don't last long but I think that is just the problem you face with a fresh mask. I personally don't mind it really as my skin enjoys have the freshness on it. :)

What is your favourite Lush mask?

Green & Spring Deep Face Scrub

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

I am still yet to find a face scrub that really does it for me. To be honest I think my face has slight bipolar because one morning it wants one thing and the next it wants the other. I do own a wide selection of scrubs none of which have stood out for me until present. I have never brought anything from this brand but I have seen great things written about it. I succumbed and it lives up to the hype. Though before I delve into more about the product there is something else that always makes me like a product a little more and that is if it is made in the UK. I'm a little patriotic like that. 

The scent is quite strong and I think it is always quite unique, which I would make it a little like marmite - you ever love it or hate it. And I personally, love the smell but I find it impossible to describe but there is definitely strong whiffs of lavender. The consistency is very creamy with hard but sparse grains which exfoliate deep into the pores. My skin feels like no other after using this, it feels and looks smooth and clear. I am currently suffering with quite a few breakouts but when using this it brightens and clears my skin. You need a good moisturiser afterwards as my skin tends to feel quite tight but I think that is due to the product cleaning deep into the pores. 

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has combination skin or blemishes, especially if you are looking for something to clear your skin up. 

Have you tried anything from this brand? 

F*CK Monday: Drunk Texting

Monday, 10 December 2012


So this Monday's post is due to my embarrassment of the weekend. I haven't been out for a while as you will know if you saw my last post and well lets just say, a couple of drinks... multiplied into a lot. And the problem with this is that when Lacey gets drunk... Lacey likes her phone and she likes to txt people. My messages are normally good natured. My last stint of drunk texting consisted of me messaging a bunch of people who were in my phone book (about 25-30) asking 'how they were and what was new?' - which I doubt was appreciated at 2.30am. I'm pretty sure, the only thing that went through my mind is oohh I wonder how people are who I haven't seen recently... ooops!

Then I have the over emotional best friend drunk messages. But luckily they are to my best friends who know me and don't judge me. I have the best best friends, to put up with me - I just can't help wanting to spread the drunk love. Ooops

What I have done:

* I deleted all my messages before I could read them as they embarrass me too much
* Txt people who replied - apologise but make fun of yourself (unless you have really offended someone)
* Keep telling yourself to not do it again - be strict.
* Try not too worry too much :) 

Is anyone else guilty of this crime? 


Saturday, 8 December 2012

Tonight, I am throwing in my poorly bear towel and heading out... only for a couple. Haha... we'll see in the morning. But I tell you it feels nice to get yourself dolled up a bit even if it is freezing outside. 

My getting ready song of the night is a bit of a weird one - Be A Boy by Robbie Williams. I recently saw him at the O2 and fell in love with him. 

Primer: L'oreal Lumi Magique Base
Foundation: Benefit Hello Flawless in Honey
Eyebrows: Gosh Brow Pen in 004 Wheat (see routine)
Bronzer: Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light 
Blush: Bare Minerals Ready Blush in The Tease (see post)
Eyeshadow: Sleek Storm Palette (see post) wearing the first 3 on the top row & the black)
Eyeliner: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencil in Onyx
Eyelashes: Ardell Demi Wispies (see post)
Mascara: Barry M Intense Black 3in1
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brûlée 

Hair: see post 

Have a good saturday!!

Why I Am Loving My Hair...

Friday, 7 December 2012


Recently my hair has started to get a million times better than it has ever been. For all of you knew readers to my blog, I have super dry and matte hair - it doesn't help that I dye my hair (shocker!), I'm naturally a dark blonde. My hair is also great at mimicking my body and if I am really sick or run down then my hair gets super dry and brittle. But not as the moment, it is in desperate need for a cut but regardless it is so soft and tamed. All due to the following products to be honest:

Lush BIG Shampoo - £11.25 - This exfoliating sea salt scrub shampoo with it's clarifying ingredients help to unclog your hair from product build up. I only use this once a week but it makes such a difference. I have a full review of this item here.  

Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo & Conditioner - £2.49 each - I read somewhere that you should steer clear of "cheap" shampoos and conditioners, so as a rule of thumb I stuck to that. Now as it has been a poor couple of months for me - these were on special in Boots and I couldn't resist. And wow, the conditioner is the best, it is so nourishing and works into my hair. It leaves it smelling amazing and looking shiny - this always lasts until the next wash too! So I don't think it is a cover up job. 

Dove Hair Therapy Intensive Repair Leave-In Conditioner & Care Spray - £3.49 - This purchase was after I bought the shampoo and conditioner. I had used up the rest of my John Frieda Leave-In Conditioner and I was unsure which one I was going to buy and I wasn't going to repurchase the John Frieda because I wasn't over wowed by it. Now this is going to sound werid because the best thing about this product is the way the product squirts out. It has a gentle product distribution so it doesn't just clump at one area of your hair (i know that sounds so odd) but if you have ever had a hair product that shoots rather than sprays, you'll understand.

Seven Seas Zinc plus Vitamin C Chewable Capsule - £4.39 - I tend to take on everyday (if I remember) but if I am feeling particularly poorly or down in the dumps. Then I take a couple more; it says you can take up to 4 capsules a day. I really notice a difference if I stop taking these - so on that basis I guess my body needs it. Zinc is amazing for promoting heathly hair and letting it grow too.

Organix Coconut Milk Serum - £5.99 - I don't know how I ever coped without this product, I have both of my best friends hooked on it. I used it as a serum or as a mask depending on the condition of my hair. You only need a small amount but I can just feel my hair drinking it up. It smells amazing too, this is my second one as I gave the other one away to a friend.

L'oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strength Hairspray - £6.60 - To be honest, these hairsprays are quite expensive (well over the price I normally pay), I don't use it that frequent to worry too much about it. But there is a reason why it is expensive and a classic... because it is good... end of.

L'oreal Elnett Satin Heat Protect Styling Spray 3 Days Straight - £5.99 - This is a super recent purchase and I really love how it protects my hair and it does help keep it super straight - not for 3 days but 2 for sure. The only thing that I really don't like about the product is the smell - but I am hoping that this is something that I can get used to.

Tangle Teezer - £10.20 - I have had this since my best friend at uni, showed it to me 3 years ago. I feel in love with it from the moment I used hers. I do still love my paddle brush and this one is so gentle on your hair and stops you from tugging and tearing your hair. It doesn't matter what type or condition your hair is in, you need to get your hands on one of these!

What are your haircare gems? Any suggestions for my hair? 

Look Beauty Nail Pop: Dazzle & Dove

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

 Look Beauty - Nail Pop - Dove & Dazzle - £5

So I am like 100 per cent sure that I literally want the whole entire collection of the Look Beauty Nail Pops. I know I have said this before but they are my favourite polishes for the following reasons:

- The last for ages, the best at not chipping on the high street.
- The glitters look good and effective, yet they can be removed by standard nail varnish remover easily.
-  The constency is really thick and you can get away with just one application. 
- The brush is perfect for my nail, long enough - not too thick but not too skinny.
- They don't take extra long to dry.

The Dove and Dazzle duo is my favourite for the winter, it kind of reminds me of snow/ christmas lights but I'm not sure why. I know it wasn't long ago that I brought my other favourite duo Plum & Pearl effect. I'm addicted - Send help. :)

What do you think of this combo?

F*CK Monday: Enough

Monday, 3 December 2012

If any of you have been following me for a while I am quite sensitive to many things and I do always think the grass is always greener, which is not always the case. And I am annoyingly one of these people who worries about everything and sometimes my worrying stops me doing things spontaneously or things which I might actually enjoy. So today I thought I would share with you my advice on ways to just pull yourself out of any little rut that you may have got yourself in. 

* See Happiness As A Choice: Too many times I wait for happiness to come to me rather than see it as something that we choose. And I really need to adopt the thought that if I choose to see positives in the world then I'll just feel happier. 

* Search For Positives: I am the worlds worst sometimes in finding negatives in situations rather than look at the positives. I just need to be more alert to things that make me feel good. I'll start to see opportunities even where it's not immediately obvious.  

* Be Mindful Of The Present: Doing things like yoga or having a bath or reading a book helps me feel happy and that is because it is hard to feel anything other than stress when you're constantly rushed. So I make sure to make an effort to focus on daily pleasures and it will help you enjoy the simple things in lift which sometimes are over looked. 

* Be Grateful: I always focus on what I don't have or what I am lacking rather than appreciating what I do have and who I do have in my life. On a Sunday I try and write down three things which I am grateful for that week. This makes me feel better and makes me worry less about what I may not have. 

* Take Care Of Body & Mind: I need to keep remembering that a healthy body aids to a healthy mind. Drinking enough water, exercise three times a week and eaten wholesome food. It really helps you balance your mind :) 

How do you keep yourself smiling?

My Favourite Heat Defence Hair Products

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Mark Hill - Heat Protection Spray - £rebranded for 75ml

GHD - Thermal Protector for Normal to Fine Hair - £8.99 for 150ml 

As all of my frequent followers will know... Is that I have super thick, dry and bleached hair. None of which is good combination. I try to keep my usage of heat products to a minimum and for a while I didn't use any. It helps that I HATE blow drying my hair - it makes me arms ache and where my hair is so thick then it takes ages too. I know I should section it out but I just get super lazy and if I do need to blow dry then I tend to sprits some heat defence then tip my head upside down... shake it about of a while with the hairdryer on it then boom - I'm done. 

Though when I do need to use straighteners or curling tongs (rarely) or a hairdryer then I do make it essential to protect my hair - as it is super fragile. My preferred one out of the two is the GHD Thermal Protector, now I'm not quite sure how you can judge if they really protect you hair however, I don't feel that burning or have crispy hair once pulled through the straighteners. It is keeps it soft and helps keep it straight - now the reason I have the normal - fine is because I received it as a gift. I tend to buy products which cater for dry, thick or unruly hair. 

The Mark Hill product I use if my hair is feel super dry or burnt or chemically overdosed. You have to put this on and leave it for a couple of minutes to settle into the hair - that is the only downside to this product, is that you really need to work it into your hair before putting heat onto it other it does just make it worst. Once it has had a few minutes to coat your hair then it works like a dream - I particularly use after I have had a hair cut and the hair is still soft. Plus this also prolongs the ends splitting.

What are you favourite heat defences? Or heat protection routines? 

Soap & Glory Hates to Loves

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Soap & Glory - Easy Glistening Dry Oil Body Gloss - £5.50 for 150ml

Soap & Glory - Hair Supply Repair Mask Mini - £unavailable for 50ml

I have recently finished up these two products which has taken me nearly a year, and considering the hair mask is a mini that is a lonnnngggg time! The problem was that once I had got them in a different gift boxes last Christmas, I was really excited to try these out  as I always am after recieving presents. These two were the ones that I really didn't get on with, until recent.

Hair Supply -  On first use, this product was really really thick and even once I had wash it out I could feel the product still on the roots of my hair. At the time, I thought it was because I hadn't rinsed it out properly but it seems now that with this a little goes a long way. Last month my hair went through a stage of going super dry again and rather than slathering this product on with a mask, I just focused on the ends with this. In the end I actually really got on with this mask and I am quite disappointed that it is no longer available (well not that I can see :( boo)

Easy Glistening - I hate body products that contain glitter - a subtle bit I don't mind but a lot, eeek I hate it! However, the other week I was off out for a big night and I decided to have my legs out (i know shocker) and I decided to fake tan them. I wanted my legs to have a shiny glossy look as they always look better esp with the black floaty dress I was wearing it with. I sprayed this on gentle and WOW, I wondered why I ever hated it so much before. They made my legs looks so much nicer and possibly slightly thinner which can never be a bad thing... 

Have you have hate a product then fell in love with it again?

Massive Lush Haul

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Avobath Bath Bomb - £3.20 - This is a super fizzy bomb, it isn't as green as it looks on the Lush website. It has a strong citrus smell which is from the lemongrass but isn't too drying on the skin as it consists of avocado which is nourishing. I probably wouldn't recommend this if you have super dry skin. I find citrus smells quite revitalising so I tend to use them in my bath if I am getting ready for a night out and not if I am getting straight into bed. 

Fun (Pink) Bath Playdough - £5 - If you are simple minded like myself and enjoy the simple things in life then you will love this. It is so much fun, as the name suggests. This bath bar has the consistency of playdough and can be shaped and reshaped into different figures. It smells like Snow Fairy - which is quite sweet, probably sweeter than I would prefer. It says that it is suitable as bath bar, soap and shampoo, I probably wouldn't use it as shampoo. 

Yuzu & Cocoa Bubbleroon - £2.95 - This is one of my favourites, I love the fact that it is easily split in two as it is shaped like a Macaroon. It means you can get more baths out of it as I like to through the whole lot in usually. It has a strong coconut/coco smell to it, and when melted in the bath it is quite thick and creamy. It is really soft on the skin and creates huge bubbles - which is what I don't get from a bath bomb. 

Karma Bubble Bar - £3.15 - This is my favourite Lush scent by far, there is something mentally stimulating about these. I can't quite describe what they smell like - but it is definitely worth the travel to the store to go and smell them. They create lots of bubbles and turn your bath water orangey. The best thing about these little bars, is that they can break easily and you only need a small amount for your bath. I usually get four baths out of one of these. 

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb - £3.20 - This was the first thing that I ever brought from Lush when I was about 15/16. I'm no longer a massive fan of it, it is massive and I find them hard to break so I tend to only get one use per bath. It again is sweet smelling but I do like that little rose floats around the bath which is quite cute. It is a very girly bath bomb as the water goes pink and it has a strong Jasmine smell. 

The Comforter Bubble Bar - £4.25 - A pricer bar of the bunch, but it is a lot larger in size. It has strong berry scents as just like the Karma bar, it is easy to split into pieces to get several baths out of it. I personally (and I don't know why) can't get this bar to bubble as much as others than I use. It also is quite girly and you get bright pink water which is a nice effect. 

Buffy Body Butter - £5.95 for 90grams - If you have super dry skin... then this is perfect for you. It is like an exfoliating, soap and body moisturisers all in one. My skin isn't as dry and this product would prefer so I do get a slight residue which is a bit annoying but it tends to sink into the skin after I have got out and dried. It is full of coco butter and shea butter and is really soothing for sun damage or winter bitten skin. This would remain a bath essential for me. Although Aqua Mirabilis is still my favourite but it is the same concept. 

Creamy Candy Bubble Bar - £2.50 - Another sweet scent bubble bar, I don't know why I buy these because I know the smell isn't my favourite. It must be something to do with the inner little girl in me. This for me is standard - I don't love it nor do I hate it. It's pink, it's bubbly and it smells nice, what more could you want?

Jungle - Solid Conditioner - Sample - Lush are great for giving away a couple of samples when you buy a few bits and GOSH I buy a lot in there. I am pretty sure my local store know my skin type and preferences as well as their own. This solid conditioners is weird. I LOVE the smell of it - I need to find a bath bomb or something the same smell as this. However, I rub it into the ends of my hair and I am not sure whether it is because my hair is super dry that it just dries up that you can never feel it in there. Bit disappointed but I am glad that I never purchased one of them. 

Aromaco - Solid Deodorant - Sample - This is another product that I have wanted to try but never that much that I wanted to part with the money. Now I am not sure if I am using it right or whether my arms are super sensitive but when I rub it on there it isn't creamy and nor does it really work. Am I using it right? It feels that I should be melting it first as it is too hard. 

Catastrophe Cosmetic - Face Mask - £5.95 - My favourite face mask, by far. It helps sorts of my spots, soothes my skin and evens the skin tone. That's a lot to get from a face mask and I am glad that I get it. It is full of blueberries and they contain antioxidants which are great clearing skin. I apply this quite liberally and I leave it on for about 15mins whilst I am in the bath. I then exfoliate it into my skin and use a muslin cloth to make sure it takes of the last of the remains. 
BIG - Sea Salt Shampoo - £11.25 - Again, my favourite shampoo. I did a full review of this here but all I can say is that this product is AMAZING and if you haven't tried it - DO!

Fair Trade Foot Lotion - £8.95 - This sounds weird but if I have been on my feet a lot or I have been at the gym, my feet can get quite sore. This foot cream is like a little cuddle for your feet, it contains peppermint so it quite minty smelling and cooling. I get through tubs of this and as much as I quite like my Body Shop one, this is my favourite. Also it helps nourish and soften dry skin!

I'm off to buy my Christmas Lush Haul - I am a bit excited to review these new bits (well I got them for my birthday which was September). I just love everything Lush but I wanted to make sure that the Christmas Collection doesn't steal the limelight of these favourites. :) 

What have you brought recently? 

F*CK Monday: Meh

Monday, 26 November 2012

Good evening all my lovely followers, again I have been MIA (just not blogging consistently) - I have been pretty clueless to what to blog about. Plus I am getting continually frustrated with my camera as it is shocking - It is just a Nikon Cool Pix. So I am currently thinking of investing in a Canon 600D or 650D... unsure which as of yet. To be honest I have just been purely unmotivated at the moment. But I can assure you that I have some cool blog posts coming up that I am really excited about. So stay tuned guys :)

L'oreal Studio Matt & Messy Salt Spray

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Studio Matt & Messy Shine-Free Salt Spray - 150ml - £3.56

I have a love hate issue with this product; more for the fact that I love it but it hates me.  For me it makes my hair look amazing in a fraction of a second, which is great for a lazy girl like me as I can get a cool look easily. BUT it hates me in the fact that it dries my hair out massively. It doesn't look as dry as it feels but it is still doesn't look glossy and soft. Also if I don't wash it straight out it also feels that it mattes my hair which is another negative. This is so frustrating because I LOVE how my hair looks with this product. Wah.

So I find that with this, you don't need to pump munch of this onto your hair. I tend to tip my head upside down and do a couple of sprits then flick my hair back and do a sprit either side. I scrunch my hair with my hairs just to get the product into my hair. It gives it loads of volume and bounce to my hair. It is heavily scented but once sprayed that is weakened. It is cheap and for the amount of product you get and the quality it is a bargain. However, it makes me wonder that if it was a high end then it would be less drying to my hair. 

I really want a product like this but one that doesn't dry out my hair. Any suggestions? Have you tried this and liked it?

The Beauty Parlour T-Zone Oil Control Moisturiser

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Just a quick review for this evening - this is a spur of the moment purchase. I am not normally attracted these gimmicky types of packaging but there was something quite intriguing about this brand. I think it kind of reminded me of Soap & Glory but just a Superdrug alternative. I feel kind of bad making that comparison because it doesn't really come close to their products - however having said that this was my favourite out of the few bits that I brought. I find it hard to find a moisturiser which wows me, not saying that this did, but it didn't disappoint. It sinks into the skin quickly, it doesn't feel heavy as it has a light consistency. It is slightly perfumed which obviously I would prefer it to have a more vanilla/ coconut scent (my favourite). 

It is pretty cheap and available at Superdrug for £3.49 for 100ml and a little goes a long way. I prefer to use this when my skin is looking pretty rough and it doesn't seem to make it worst which some of my more nourishing creams do. I'm doubt I would repurchase this item but I quite like it and trying new things, so I am definitely not upset that I tried this. 

Have you tried anything from this range?

F*ck Monday: Panic

Monday, 19 November 2012

Happy Monday All,

I hope you are all well and today I was going to write a very different topic to the one that I am actually writing. I've had an offish week to be honest and my head hasn't been in the right state hence why I haven't been blogging. On Thursday night I went to see Ryan Bingham at Scala in Kings Cross which was amazing (go check him out). He's is my boyfriends favourite musician of all time and his music style is very country slash soft rock. I like it though :) Then friday I felt a bit ill so that was a right off. 

That's when it brings me to saturday and to todays topic. Basically a few weeks ago I watched Zoella's video on Panic Attacks (see here). I have never suffered with panic attacks before quite luckily and this video was very insightful. I do on the other had suffer with anxiety problems just before I go out but that never normally stops me from doing anything. I just tend to get a little shaky and kind of butterfly stomach but once I am out and I put my smile on and I'm go go go :) 

However this Saturday, I wasn't really in the mood to go out but I ended up dragging my arse out of the house - boy was that a mistake. Well, I dolled myself out and I quite liked the outfit that I had assembled and I was just popping out for one or two. I was driving so I didn't plan a big or late night out. Now I was just going to a local pub, even though I haven't been up there in the last 6 months, I used to go there quite frequently. I know a few people who regularly drink in there so it wasn't like going into a place full of strangers. On the drive over there, I got these really bad chest pains and began to get teary. I wasn't sure why. I parked up outside and literally felt like I couldn't get out the car, I eventually dragged myself out of the car and told myself to snap out of it because I was being ridiculous. 

Anyway, that was a big mistake - the second that I felt unsure I should had just gone back home. I walked into the pub and I could feel that everyone was staring at me (which they weren't) and that everyone was talking about me (which again they weren't). I began to panic and felt like I was going to be sick, my eye were getting black spots in them and my hearing was muffling. I went outside to get some fresh air and my stomach was in knots just cramping. I felt the most paranoid and panicky, that I have ever felt in my life - this was unusual too. I began to feel like I couldn't speak or breathe and just had to leave at that exact time. 

Now on reflection, I re watched Zoella's video and felt that I could really relate to it and it helped me think that I am not a weird person and that these attacks can happen to anyone, anywhere at anytime. Which is kind of scary as I would never had associated this with myself. Hopefully this doesn't become a frequent occurrence. 

Has anyone else suffered a one off attack like this?  

My Body Shop Pedicure

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The Body Shop - Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion - 60ml for £3

The Body Shop - Peppermint Reviving Foot Soak - 50g - £7 (for 200g)

              The Body Shop - Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub - 100ml - £7

                 The Body Shop - Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray - 100ml - £6  

When it comes to the winter season (and most of the summer), I always forget about my feel. In the summer I make sure that my toe nails are painted because unpainted toe nails and sandals isn't a good look. I have had these products for the year - I brought them in good intentions as I was going to pedicure my feet every so often over the summer, but I am just super lazy. So I thought the other day now my feet are going to live in boots, I thought I would give them a one last treat. 

Firstly I get a bowl of pretty hot water, I like it as hot as I can handle. I add the Peppermint Reviving Foot Soak to the water. They are like salt granules and I leave my feet to soak for 10-20 minutes. It isn't over powering in smell but it does soothe your feet without having to do anything. The salts disintegrate into the water - I usually wait for this to happen before removing my feet. 

Next I lift one up out of the water and begin to massage in the scrub. The Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub is a weird spongey texture. You need to make sure your feet are wet enough for the scrub to work into the feet, sometimes you need to add a little extra water. I scrub as much as I can and then rinse my feet off in the water. It isn't the best scrub I have ever used but it does make my feet super soft!

Once I have tried them, I use a liberal amount of the Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion, which is OK but there are a lot nicer ones on the market at the moment. All that said, it smells quite nice for peppermint (not my favourite scent). I can't quite decide what I don't really like about the product but I know that I don't like it. It is possibly because the formula is quite thin and runny plus it doesn't last keeping your feet soft. 

The Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray is an added extra, I don't use it that much (unless my boyfriend has been working in the rain and I need to smell proof his feet). Or if I have been on my feet all day whether it is summer and my feet have got hot or winter and they've been stuck in boots all day - I tend to spray them with this and it does the trick. I have never used or tried other ones. I tend to just buy this and repurchase when it is finish as I do really like it :)

What are your pedicure tips?