Friday, 29 January 2016

Introducing Prismologie

I love discovering new brands! And I recently came across a gorgeous skincare brand called Prismologie. 

Available at SpaceNK, the products contain colour therapy and are to used at different times of day. For example, white begins the day with clarity, red gives energy mid-morning and indigo soothes the mind at the end of the day. It all makes perfect sense. I also love how it incorporates both beauty and wellness which I believe is so important. 

I have some minis of the products - White Beginning Body Cream, The Red Hour Body Oil, Pink O'Clock Hand and Cuticle Cream and Indigo Interlude Foot Cream. As well and looking and sounding amazing, they also smell great. 

Prismologie products are from £30, so not cheap but great quality. You get what you pay for! Discover the whole range here.


Wednesday, 27 January 2016

My Little Wish Box

This month's My Little Box arrived last week and it always puts a smile on my face! This one is all about wishes...
The first thing I fell in love with was this gorgeous diary:
Of course the beauty side of My Little Boxes are always top notch. This month contains a REN product - one of my favourite brands!
Cannot wait to give them all a go! Finally, my best part of My Little Wish Box are these amazing friendship bracelets.
I just need to decide which friend is getting which bracelet!

Monday, 25 January 2016

#ManicureMonday - Essie Truth or Flare

My obsession with blue nail varnish has to stop! This was a SpaceNK Christmas Day sale purchase, down to just £5 and I love it.
Truth or Flare is a gorgeous duck-egg blue. This is after two coats. After one coat of this polish, it is very uneven and quite watery. I was a little worried but the second coat evened it out and gave a great finish.
This isn't a new polish by Essie but definitely a classic! And, of course being Essie, it is great quality and withstands a lot life throws at it.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

#WinItWednesday - Glass Bangles Up for Grabs!

I haven't done one of these in a while but here's a little treat this hump day!
Up for grabs are these two bangles from Smart Glass Jewellery, made from a recycled bottle. One white and one yellow, they will make a great present for a loved one or for yourself!
To win follow me on Twitter and Instagram @christinaadores and leave me a comment below - good luck! UK residents only.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

A L'Oreal Lipstick Haul

I have endless lipsticks but you can never have too many! And L'Oreal have some gorgeous ones at the moment...
First is the L'Oreal matte gloss in Smoke Me Up which is highly pigmented.
It has an easy to use applicator which gives a good finish, even when I'm applying on the tube!
Next up I went for Eva Longoria's Pure Red and Nude lippies.
Two really wearable shades, for whether you want a simple nude with more emphasis on your eyes, or a beautiful red if you want your lips to be centre of attention!
Finally I wanted a lovely pink colour so Color Riche in Rose Royale is perfect.

This one probably has the most moisture with a creamy texture. Maybe more for Spring/Summer, it really is beautiful.
Bravo L'Oreal, great lipstick game at the moment!


Monday, 18 January 2016

#ManicureMonday - Mary Kay in Gallery Gray

This time of year, I find I'm over the sparkle of Christmas but not quite ready for the pastels of Spring when it comes to nail polish. Blues, burgundies, and also greys are what I'm loving at the moment, and here is a grey shade from Mary Kay.
This is the shade after two polishes. I have to be honest and say it's probably not my favourite grey but it is a great polish for this in-between season time. It was also super easy to apply and dried really quickly so no issues there. It is also lasting well after a load of washing up yesterday! 
Mary Kay's nail polishes are £9, see this shade and more here.
Have you tried any Mary Kay polishes before?
*PR sample

Thursday, 7 January 2016

30 By 30

It's my 30th birthday today - wahey!! Rather than freaking out I'm looking forward to my thirties - more confidence, self-assurance, money and solid friends than in my twenties means it can only get better! I never really had a bucket list of what I wanted to do by the time I was 30, but it got me thinking what have I done? Quite a lot it seems! Here is my top 30 list of things I have done by the time I'm 30...
  1. First up, I have my health, happiness, great family and friends and that is an achievement and something to celebrate in itself!
  2. Won a Blue Peter badge. I can't really remember what for, something to do with a poem about a squirrel I think! Anyway, I have one...
  3. Had a great music education - first from my mum, then various friends leading me to have a crazy memory for songs!
  4. Learnt to drive and only recently gave up my beautiful purple Mini I was riding around in for 9 years.
  5. Ran a 5k Race for Life back in the day when a minute of running would make me keel over.
  6. Learnt a language. I wish I was fluent but conversational Spanish has got me through most of my travels, especially Argentina where not many people spoke English and I had to somehow get a new SIM card.
  7. Swam with dolphins (this one always seems to be up there in most people's bucket lists)
  8. Gained a first degree - but made sure I had as much fun at uni as possible as well as getting a good degree of course.
  9. Stayed up all night talking shit with friends. This one is mostly at uni, then passing out, then looking at our digital cameras (that's how old I am) the next morning to see the evidence of what happened the night before.
  10. Visited the Pyramids. I even climbed inside one (don't bother, not much there), and rode a hot air balloon over the Nile.
  11. Met Royalty - not the Queen unfortunately but Prince Charles, so the next King and I are besties.
  12. Seen a billion stars one evening in Montana - so breathtaking!
  13. Travelled solo - quite a lot actually. When I left my parents at Heathrow for a year of solo travel, I was the most scared I think I've ever been. But it was also the best thing I have ever done. When you can get through various situations travelling throws you into, not much can phase you.
  14. Loved. A lot. I've also been through my fair share of heartache but I don't regret any of it.
  15. Also laughed a lot. Laughed so much I've cried, not been able to breathe, stomach muscles hurt, the works. And please bring more of these laughs on!
  16. Taken a helicopter ride into the Grand Canyon. Unfortunately I was crazy hungover for it but still AMAZING
  17. Dived the Great Barrier Reef. I got my PADI certificate here and I think it may have spoilt me forever as it was the most beautiful diving spot. The night dive with sharks was especially thrilling!
  18. Eaten many weird and wonderful things. We're not talking I'm a Celebrity trial standard but I'm quite adventurous when it comes to food - eating not cooking.
  19. Camped at Glastonbury in ridiculous mud and saw Beyoncé live - definitely a highlight but I don't feel the need to do Glastonbury again
  20. Bungy-swung through the rainforest - not jumped, but swung. Trust me, terrifying enough. Never again
  21. I have been Pudsey Bear. That's right, I am Pudsey!
  22. Danced like a madwoman at Rio Carnival
  23. Seen and travelled to so many incredible places I can't list them all here but highlights include: Iguassu Falls, Sydney, Queenstown, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Machu Picchu, and my thirst for travel never goes away.
  24. Overcome some really bad times. Especially years of insomnia where I was at my lowest. I got through it with a combination of a lot of things, support from friends and family but also meditation - give it a go if you never have.
  25. Learnt to cut out the bullshit. For the most part anyway. Mindfulness and yoga is a big part of this and I love them both.
  26. Kept this blog going for quite a while. I'm no way near a 'big blogger' and I go through phases of blogging but I do enjoy it and am really grateful for the people I've met through my blog.
  27. Learnt the best beauty for me. I have accepted I have a round face, will never have strong brows, and that's OK. Same with fashion - thanks to Kim K and J Lo for making big booties OK!
  28. I have my own flat. With the help of my parents (of course in London!) and I love it. London has to be the best city in the world.
  29. Without sounding too much like a jerk, I've stayed true to myself. More so as I've got older and more sure of myself, but if someone has asked me to do something I don't believe in/don't want to do, it's OK to say no.
  30. Finally, I've made it to 30! Well done me.
Here's to another 30 years.


Tuesday, 5 January 2016

My Little Magic Box

After a little break over the festive period I'm back! And wanted to share with you the December My Little Box which was a lovely early Christmas present.
As usual the contents are great. The beauty side of things are possibly the best ever. I couldn't wait to try the nail polish and the NARS Orgasm blusher is a classic.
They were all inside a gorgeous make-up bag with cute illustrations, I recently took this away with me.
Plus there is a lovely loose leaf tea called Kusmi Tea full of lovely spices and flavours, I just need to get a strainer to try it!
Looking forward to the January box!