Friday, 14 October 2011

Cheryl Cole Shoe Collection

This is a bit of an unusual blog post for me, as it’s not about something I’ve experienced yet! But it is about something I’m super excited about! And that is the launch of Cheryl Cole’s show collection….!

Cheryl has been working with on every detail of her new shoe collection, due to be launched in December.  She wants to be involved in every detail; colour schemes, fabric and style! Cheryl describes it as a “dream come true” and something that every girl would want to do!

Watch Cheryl talk about & begin to design her shoe collection here:

I cannot be alone in anticipating wonderful things from this collection.  Cheryl says she hasn’t gone too far down the glamour line as she’s aware not everyone wants to wear high heels all the time! High or low, I anticipate these shoes are going to be fabulous and extremely popular as Cheryl Cole must surely be a strong contender for Style Icon of the Year, if not Decade!!

This collection should be available in December, just in time for Christmas…! I’ll be keeping an eye on this at Stylistpick's website ….will you?

Monday, 3 October 2011

Palmer's Coconut Body Butter

Earlier in the year, Palmer’s sent me a full sized 170g pot of Palmer’s Coconut Milk Formula Body Butter to test out and see what I thought of it.  The pot states that the body butter is luxuriously creamy and is made with natural coconut milk and also contains vitamin E.  From the product description, and reading the ingredients, I noticed it also contains Mango, Macadamia, Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe and Cocoa.  

On first opening the pot, I was hit by the relatively strong coconut smell which no doubt will make everyone think of suntan lotion! However, once I’d put a bit on my legs, I could really smell the cocoa as well.  

The body butter itself is quite firm and certainly does feel luxuriously creamy as you apply it to your body.  It does not stay wet or tacky for ages, which means you don’t have to wander around the house half naked for hours whilst you wait for it to dry.  I found it was quickly absorbed into the skin and instantly my skin felt softer.  I was also pleasantly surprised to find that that softness lasted for hours, and in fact whenever I turned over in the middle of the night, I actually noticed how soft my legs felt (not something I would usually notice in the middle of the night!)

My only negative point about this product would be that if you put clothes on over your newly moisturised body, the smell really does soak into the clothes and lasts until washed.  So even if you haven’t used the body butter that day you might find a rather strong coconut smell following you round the house as you lounge around in those tracksuit bottoms you shoved on after moisturising your legs a couple of days ago!!! I guess the same applies if you use the body butter in the morning, you may smell of coconut all day – so perhaps ideal for putting on just before bed!

Having checked online, I found that the body butter costs £4.99 at Boots and £6.12 at Superdrug – so definitely worth keeping an eye out for the best offer.  It is also available at Asda/Tesco etc. although I am unsure of the prices.  In my opinion, definitely a worthwhile buy – the pot is actually full when new, unlike some body butters I have used where the pot is nowhere near full.  The only reason to avoid this product would be if you hate the smell of coconut!!

Can view product here: Palmers Coconut Milk Formula Body Butter