George at Asda Super Boost Foundation and Concealer

George at Asda Super Boost Foundation and ConcealerOver the last few weeks I’ve been using George at Asda Super Boost Foundation and Concealer as part of my makeup regime. Enriched with skin conditioning properties, antioxidants and vitamin E, these products are formulated to be radiance boosting and to leave your skin glowing.

The George at Asda Super Boost Foundation is a hydrating, mineral enriched super fruit gel foundation which helps to wake your skin up in the morning.  I did feel that my skin was more luminous when I used it and I was very pleased with the results.  The radiant effect is achieved using extracts of apple, pomegranate and papaya.  Meanwhile the George at Asda Super Boost Concealer contains extracts of apple and papaya to keep your skin looking healthy and banish imperfections.  I found it provided good coverage and blended very well, so I felt happy using it for delicate areas like under the eyes.

Both products have a light, fluid texture, which I like as it makes them easy to blend and you don’t tend to find you have marks or lines where the product ends.  The only downside with that fluidity is that you have to be careful when using the foundation that it doesn’t squirt out where you don’t want it to.

After Dinner Mint Creams and Crisps Review and Giveaway

after dinner mintsThis month Beech’s Fine Chocolates send me their After Dinner mint range to try out.  We tried the mint creams and the mint crisps this month and put them to the test after dinner on Sunday evening when we all eat together as a family.

The mint creams give you a very generous amount of mint cream, inside a quality dark chocolate shell.   For my taste, I prefer a higher chocolate to cream ratio, so I preferred the mint crisps.  These have a strong minty taste (just what you need after a big meal).  Again there’s the high quality dark chocolate and a definite crispy crunch.

Readers of A Little Luxury For Me can get ahead with some pre-Christmas ordering whether it’s for presents or simply to serve after Christmas lunch.  We have a special Beech’s Fine Chocolates discount code of BFC04061410 which will give you a valuable 10% off online purchases.

You can also win 1 of 2 sets with a pack of mint creams and one of mint crisps for both the lucky winners.  Entry is via the rafflecopter below and entrants must sign up to Beech’s Fine Chocolates newsletter.

 

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1. No bulk, third party or automated entries.

2. Entrants must be UK residents aged 18 years or older.

3. The winners will be chosen by a random draw.

4. The winner will be notified by email and will have a week to claim their prize. Should they fail to respond within this time, an alternative winner will be selected.

5. Promoter is responsible for fulfilling the prize and full contact details of the winner will be passed onto the promoter.

6. Competition closes on 23rd October 2014.
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Hotter Shoes Autumn Collection

Hotter Shoes recently invited me to a blogger event at their Solihull store.  I was interested to learn more about Hotter as they are a British success story, which is always nice to hear about.  Hotter are based in Lancashire, who have been making footwear for over half a century. Hotter started off making slippers, but before too long they had moved onto shoes designed to feel as comfortable as slippers.  Doesn’t that sound amazing?  To do this they use something known as the Comfort Concept.  The comfort concept is hidden away within the shoe itself and includes features like wiggle room, soft cushioning and flexible soles. This means that your shoe or boot can look fashionable and stylish, but it doesn’t need to take that out on your feet.

Alex Longmore, who works with celebrities such as Jerry Hall and Jodie Kidd, has been taking a look at the Hotter range and she thinks that they have really hit the nail on the head with their combination of style and comfort. The new autumn collection from Hotter features fashion trends like the 1960s, it takes its inspiration from the catwalk.  I’m loving some of the fur designs with their folky twist to bring them right up to date. Wedges are back and they are so much more comfortable than normal heels. I’m loving some of the colours too with purples, teals and burgundys all competing for my attention.

Wandering around the shop I felt really spoilt for choice.  There were some gorgeous designs and I really liked the colours.  I decided that I should go for something that wasn’t too safe.  As a busy mum, I often go for classic choices when it comes to shoes or boots.  Black or brown shoes or boots go with pretty much everything and are real wardrobe staples for me.  That said I do tend to find that a bit dull and I like to add a bit of colour to my life. So I started looking at shades of leather or suede that I haven’t worn for a while.

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Hotter ShoesI initially picked these lovely knee-length boots out.  They are the Hampshire style and these are the taupe ones.  I thought they looked amazing and I could imagine getting some envious looks in the school playground when I wore them on the school run.  However, having discussed various styles with the knowledgable and helpful Hotter staff, I settled on these gorgeous teal Seville boots.  I’ve been wearing them on the school run for the last couple of weeks and have had some nice comments made about them.  The key thing for me though is that they look great and they feel great too as you walk along.

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