Monday, 20 November 2017

Argan+ Moroccan Rose Night Time Facial Oil

argan moroccan rose facial oil review

Price: £12.99
Pros: Smells amazing, easily absorbed, great for winter beaten skin
Cons: Greasy residue
Would I buy again? Yes.
Score 3.5/5

I have no idea how the Argan+ Oil Moroccan Rose night time facial oil came into my posession, I want to say it was in an event goodie bag? Maybe? Most likely? But to say I’m glad to have found it rolling around the back of my skincare drawer is an understatement. I’ve really gotten into facial oils this year, some more successful than others. I used to avoid oils like the plague, convinced it would make my oily prone skin worse - oh, what little did I really know! Facial oils have totally changed my skin care routine over the last 12 months and I wouldn’t be without one in my routine now!

The Moroccan Rose facial oil smells like turkish delight which I am far from complaining about - it makes me crave a piece or 3 every time I apply! Made with 100% natural oils, the rose oil is perfect for balancing your skin, and super soothing and nourishing. Since the cold has finally snapped, my skin usually starts to appear lifeless, dull and extremely dry! I’ve been using the facial oil as part of my evening routine  for about 2 months now and have defiantly seen an improvement. 

argan moroccan rose facial oil review

One thing to note, I forgot to pack the facial oil when I went to Disneyland Paris earlier this month and having not used it for 4 nights, the state of my skin was ridiculous. Dry, dull, breakouts everywhere. Granted I hadn’t had the best diet for a few days, but I haven’t had my skin go from zero to oh holy hell in such a short amount of time since I left my teenager years behind. 

The oil is easily absorbed but it does leave a greasy residue behind, however this does eventually get absorbed so if you can, apply it around an hour or so before bed. I hate the feeling of going to bed with product still drying in on my face, I feel like it just gets wasted, rubbed all over the pillow and bedding. 

For the price, I think this is a fantastic facial oil and I would totally re-purchase it. After just over 2 months I’ve not even hit the halfway point on the bottle. My skin feels really soft and supple and after those pesky Paris breakouts, they seemed to reduce in redness and size after two nights of getting back to using it! 

Does a facial oil feature in your skin care routine?

Until next time, 

Friday, 17 November 2017

Clarins - Multi Active Eye Cream

clarins multi active eye cream review

Price: £35
Pros: Applicator, light consistency, easily absorbed.
Cons: Price.
Would I buy again? No.
Score: 3/5

I’d tried so many sample sized tubes of the Clarins Multi Active Eye Cream that it seemed a great investment to go ahead and buy the full sized, 15ml tube with the snazzy applicator attached. At £35 a pop, it’s not exactly budget friendly, but having loved the samples so much, I was happy to hand over my cash. 

clarins multi active eye cream review

The applicator was a major selling point to me after experiencing the eye cream being applied with it during a facial at the Clarins beauty bar. The instant cooling effect is so soothing around the eye area, especially first thing in the morning when you’re still waking up. The applicator not only ensures a smooth, comfortable application, but it helps to reduce puffiness and decongenstion around the eyes. The eye cream itself is very light weight and pearlescent. It has a very wet texture which I don’t mind, as it absorbs so quickly and easily into the skin. 

The pearlescent cream does have a brightening effect which can make tired peepers look much more alert and lively, something that at this time of year, is much appreciated! My eyes always seem to look so grey and tired during the winter months!

clarins multi active eye cream review

I’ve been using this twice a day for about 3 months now and can honestly say, I have seen zero changes around my eye area. I’m lucky as I seem to have somehow, unknowingly, slowed down the ageing process, so my eyes are relatively line free right now. (Watch me wake up as one giant wrinkle tomorrow!). So does it improve fine lines and wrinkles? I have no idea. As delicate as the skin around our eyes is, I always feel like slightly thicker, more heavy duty eye creams have more bang for their buck. 

clarins multi active eye cream review

Because the buck, is the problem. I don’t mind splurging on my skincare if it works. I’m not saying this doesn’t, it really is a lovely eye cream, but it feels no different to my £2.99 Simple eye cream I’ve used for years. The applicator is my favourite part, but I wouldn’t pay £35 for that alone.

Not one of the worst, but not one of the best!

What is your go-to eye cream?

Until next time, 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Magical Money Saving at Disneyland Paris 2017

money saving at disneyland paris

Oh these Disney blues, they get me every time! Having been home a week already, I can’t stop thinking back to my Disneyland Paris trip! It was fantastic - but friggen hell is Disneyland Paris expensive! Maybe I’m too used to Walt Disney World prices and a better dollar exchange rate, but everything just seemed so pricey! So, just incase you’ve got a trip coming up soon and you’d rather spend your Euros on mouse ears, here’s a few easy and simple ways to save money at Disneyland Paris!

money saving at disneyland paris

Snack Drawer

Pack your suitcase with as many snacks as possible. Breakfast is a bit hit and miss in Disneyland Paris so we took a lot of breakfast foods with us, as well as one too many snacks to take out to the parks during the day. We had no issues taking any food into the parks and not only was it great to whip out the Squishes in the queue, but it saved us a fortune. Most snacks in DLP were coming in at €5+ a go! 

Snacks to pack for Disneyland Paris;
  • Porridge Oats (the ones where you just add hot water)
  • Dried fruit and seed toppers for your porridge
  • Nutella B-Ready
  • Belvitas
  • Squishies
  • Multi-pack chocolate bars
  • Multi-pack crisps
  • Mints

These add barely any weight to your suitcase so don’t worry about them pushing you over your limit!

money saving at disneyland paris

DIY Tea & Coffee

Did you know, any food and drink store in the Disneyland Parks will give you a cup of hot water for free if you just ask? So we packed a bunch of coffee, latte, and tea packets - basically anything you don’t need to add milk to. Some places gave you bigger cups of hot water than others, e.g Cafe Hyperion gave us really tiny cups of hot water, but Fuente del Oro gave us large ones. I found most of the smaller snack stands throughout both parks that sold drinks gave you larger cups too. We also packed thermos flasks/mugs and transferred the hot water into these as they had better lids so we could pop them in our bags when going on a ride and know our drinks weren’t going to spill out! 

You can also ask for free cups of cold/ice water too (bottled water comes in at around €3.50) so why not pack a flavouring shot if plain water isn’t your thing? I kept a water bottle in my bag and filled up at the water fountains whenever I found one - note, they are hard to find! They can usually be found at the bigger, outdoor toilet blocks. 

Free drinks in the hotel

When checking in, a cast member told us that we had €4 worth of drinks on our room keys a day. We stayed at Disney’s Newport Bay so I don’t know if this is a perk at all Disneyland Paris hotels. On every floor near the lifts there was a drinks machine that dispensed a variety of coffees and hot chocolates. Each drink, though small, is only €1 and that includes the espresso shots! They don’t dispense tea or just hot water though - so ask for a kettle when you check in, they’re free too! 

money saving at disneyland paris

Prices based on location

We loved heading to the bar each night for a glass of wine and a chill, perfect after a day in the parks! A standard white wine came in at €6.50 in both Disneys Newport Bay and Disneys Hotel New York but, when drinking in the Disneyland Hotel one night, the same glass of wine was €7.50. You’re paying for the privilege of drinking in their fanciest hotel, and for us, the experience was worth it. It’s well worth keeping in mind if you’re on a really tight budget though! 


If, like me, you’re more experienced with the Walt Disney World photopass, then the Disneyland Paris one will be a bit of a disappointment and at €80, I just don’t think it’s worth it! Hands down, 90% of character meet and greets did not have a photo pass photographer, and all of the cast members who came with the characters were more than happy to take our phones and cameras and take pictures for us. I believe you can get some ride photos put onto your photo pass but honestly, how often do you ever look back on them? We just snapped the ones we liked on our phones, not the best quality but good enough for the rare times we look at them!

 Have you got any magical money saving tips?

Until next time, 

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