Saturday, 11 January 2014

Necessary haul...

First of all, I want to apologise for being absent for a while. At the beginning of December, my laptop was sent off for repair, and I didn't get it back until just before Christmas, and since then I've been spending time with family and friends and concentrating on school work.
When shopping in the January sales, I picked up a few items, unfortunately mostly not in the sales, but they're items that have been on my wishlist for a long time.

Origins Super Spot Remover - This has been on my wishlist for about 6 months, I just haven't got round to buying it. I am however, really glad that I did. I apply this morning and night to any blemishes or spots I have, and within about 2-3 days, they're almost all gone. You only need a tiny bit which is good as it's quite an expensive little tub at £14. 

Mac Pro Longwear Concealer - I've been on the hunt for a good quality concealer for some time, and I decided to get this one as I've heard a fair few positive reviews. This is in my opinion a medium-high coverage concealer and is a liquid formula. It covers any blemishes and spots very well and blends in really nicely. I'm really pleased with this.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in shade 62 Monte-Carlo - I really love Chanel lipsticks. I have another one, and I find that they apply to the lips so smoothly, they are amazingly pigmented, they really last a long time on the lips, and the are such a beautiful sight, I mean look at that packaging! Beautiful! This lipstick is a beautiful dusky pink colour with a shimmer that isn't too obvious on the lips. 

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush - Finally! I've finally bought the infamous brush. I've been wanting this brush forever, but haven't bought it until now and I completely see the whole hype around it. It's so perfect for bending in foundation and concealer to give that flawless effect. Love.

Chequered scarf from Vera Moda - I've been looking for a nice thick scarf for a few months, and finally came across this gem in Vera Moda. I really love this  scarf as I think it looks so smart but can be worn with pretty much anything, and makes my outfit seem that little bit smarter. 

Black heeled boots from Zara - I was rifling through the sales in Zara and was just about to leave when these caught my eye from a small shelf in the corner. I've wanted heeled boots like this for ages, but haven't really known where to get the perfect ones from that wouldn't massively dent my bank account. These were the only pair left and luckily they were in my size. They were on sale for £29, I'm not sure what their original price was. I think it's safe to say I snatched these up pretty quickly. 


Thursday, 21 November 2013

Glossybox November

Another lovely box from Glossybox arrived on my doorstep last week. Recently Glossybox have really upped their game in my eyes; the box is really good value for what you receive and I thoroughly enjoy using all the products inside.

Elegant Touch Rapid Dry for Nails - I've wanted to try one of these nail dryer sprays for a while, but wasn't really sure where to get them so I was happy to see this jump out at me. When I first tried this, I wasn't very impressed because it didn't dry my nails quickly at all, but I think that I put too thick a coat on. I tried it again the next time I painted my nails and it worked much better, and my nails really did pretty much dry in 60 seconds. 

Yves Rocher Cocoa & Pistachio Hand Cream - I already have one of these hand creams in cocoa & raspberry and so pretty much knew what to expect. I do like the smell of this hand cream but I find it takes quite a while to sink into the skin, which isn't the most convenient, especially whilst applying in school because I find my pen quite slippery afterwards. 

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush - Also another product I own in a different shade, so I knew pretty much what to expect. This product is really mosturizing on the lips so is a pleasure to apply and wear. The colour I have is a red / orange, although it doesn't look it in the tube. I find it lasts a decent time on the lips before starting to fade. 

Emite Make Up Micronized Eyeshadow - Dams - I'd never heard of this company before so was intrigued to try this product out. I really like this eyeshadow. I find it a lovely shade with just the correct amount of shimmer. It's very pigmented and applies beautifully to the lid. 

Vichy Idealia Life Serum - I really like this serum. It's very light so feels really fresh once applied to the skin and sinks in quickly. The scent is very light and fresh which is perfect as I don't like strong smelling creams or serums. 

Another really good box this month from Glossybox. Did you get this months box? What did you think?


Saturday, 19 October 2013

Glossybox October

Another month has gone by and it's time again to review this months Glossybox. This month provided another good Glossybox, which I'm really pleased about. The theme to this months box was Dark Romance, which I think proved quite appropriate for the contents of the box.

MeMeMe Cherub's Blush Cheek and Lip Tint - This was the product I found hardest to use. I love the colour tint it gives when applied to the lips as it gives a really nice cherry tint, but I find it looks a little too bright on the cheeks. I would prefer if it was of a slightly darker tone. 

Premae Multi-Vit Smoothie Serum - I love this product, it smells so nice and is so lovely to apply. I really feel like it hydrates my skin and is just lovely. After applying this to my skin I use my daily moisturiser to thoroughly nourish my skin.

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure - I was excited to see these in my box as I've always wanted to try imPRESS nails, but have never got round to buying them. These were really pretty and super easy to apply, but I'm not a 100% loving the stick. Because they're not glued on, I find that I have to be really careful whilst they're on my nails in case of any coming loose. They stayed on my nails for about 3 days, which I guess isn't too bad. 

Monu Illuminating Primer - I love the brand Monu so was glad to see another product from them. I enjoyed using this product as I found that it does illuminate my skin and also softens my skin slightly. 

Katy Perry Killer Queen Fragrance - I'm not a massive fan of receiving vials in my Glossybox as they really are small and you can easily go to a shop and test it out for free. I like this scent, but I do find it incredibly strong. I wouldn't buy this product because it's too strong for me, but I wore it in the evening when I went out with my friends. I think it's more of an evening scent as it's quite dark, if that makes sense. 

Did you get Glossybox this month? What did you think?

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Glossybox September

I know I am so late for this, but I only ordered this about 5 days ago and received the box yesterday, and I was so impressed with it that I had to post about it. This months Glossybox was themed around London Fashion Week.

Eylure Pre-glued Lashes - I have never owned or worn a pair of false lashes before but have always been intrigued to try some so I was quite pleased to see this pair in my box. I think they're a lovely shape and aren't too thick or peculiar shaped like some lashes I've seen before. It also helps that they are pre-glued so as I don't have to make a huge mess trying to apply them. I haven't used these yet as I'm saving them for a special occasion.

Toni & Guy Classic Shine & Gloss Serum - I've never tried a hair serum before so I was quite excited to see how much of a difference it makes to the hair. I applied 1 pump of this to the ends of my hair and instantly my hair looked 100% shinier! So long as you don't apply this anywhere near your roots, your hair will look so much shinier and glossier! Love!

Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips - I was slightly bemused to see this in the box as I've never really heard of 'nipple balm' before. It says that you can apply this to your lips or to any dry areas you have and can even use it as a brow gel. I used this on a really dry patch I have on my foot (nice!) and instantly felt that the patch was a lot smoother and a lot more hydrated. Very impressed. 

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Onyx Eye Liner - I was really looking forward to using this product when I saw it in my box, but unfortunately I was extremely disappointed, not by the product itself, but the lack of product. Yep, the tube was completely empty! No matter how hard I shook it nothing came out and when I tapped the tube it sounded completely hollow. Very disappointed with that. 

HD Brows Bronzer - Another item I was very excited to see. I haven't tried anything from HD Brows before, but really want to try out the brow pallet. This is a beautiful bronzer that doesn't have too much shimmer or glitter in it (perfect!) and is really pigmented so you don't need much at all. I love the packaging of this bronzer as it has a little flip lid that covers the bronzer when you open the pallet and also comes with a handy mirror.

All in all, I was very impressed with this box, especially the value of the box which calculates to over £40! The only disappointment was of course the empty eye liner.

What did you think of this months box?


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

September Wishlist

I love autumn and winter and always feel that I have much more time to shop during this time of the year. I have quite a wishlist for the month of September, which obviously I won't be able to get most of the things on my list, especially seeing as there is a pair of Acne boots on this list (I wish!). But I do hope to stock up on checked shirts and beautiful nail polishes. 

What's on your wishlist for this month?


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Red Lips

I love a good red lip, but I don't always have the confidence to wear one. I thought I'd give you a look into my red lipsticks (not that I have many). I'm hoping to grow in confidence so that I can wear these beautiful shades more often.

Revlon lip butter in the shade Red Velvet 040 - This is a recent purchase I made and I hope to get a lot of ware out of it this autumn and winter. It's the perfect dark red and feels so glossy and smooth on my lips. Love this lipstick and I can tell it will be a staple this year. 

Chanel rouge allure in the shade Pirate 99 - I bought this lipstick for my prom this year because I thought it would be the perfect colour for my dress. I adore this lipstick. It applies so smoothly to my lips and it is so pigmented. The colour is slightly darker in person. 

Yves Rocher moisturising creme lipstick in the shade Fromboise 101 - I received this lipstick in a previous Glossybox. Honestly I wouldn't have bought this lipstick because I find it too bright to wear very often so this is a lipstick I save for a specific outfit or event. the formula of the lipstick however is very nice and creamy. 

Baby Lips in the shade Cherry Me - I was so excited when Baby Lips came across the border and into our stores here in the UK. So far I have two colours and would like to expand my collection to have every single colour, which shouldn't take too long as they are so cheap. This is the perfect tinted lipbalm which gives my lips a subtle red look without being too dramatic. Love it.

I have yet to try the Kate Moss lipsticks for Rimmel.
Any recommendations on what red lipstick to purchase next?

Monday, 5 August 2013

Yves Rocher haul

During my recent trip to France, I visited the Yves Rocher shop in my local town. Yves Rocher is a brand that I own a few products from so know that their products are of a high quality. The shop was also holding a big sale when I went, so I bought a few things.

I bought 5 shower gels because they were only 1.50 each and all smelled divine. I always like to have a selection of scents because it's nice to be able to switch things around sometimes. I bought the scents Ylang Ylang, Tiare flower, Orange, Lime and Lavender. They lather really well and leave a subtle scent on the skin after showering.

I bought two lipsticks as they were only 3 . Numberr 42 is a creamy lipstick that applies smoothly onto the lips. It's quite pigmented and would be a lovely colour for the beginning of autumn. In the tube, the lipstick looks quite shimmery, but the shimmer doesn't really transfer onto the lips.
Number 12 is also very creamy and very easy to apply. It's a really pretty nude-pink and has a very slight shimmer to it. The lipsticks last quite well throughout the day, needing probably 2-3 top ups.

I received this moisturiser in a Glossybox a few months ago and loved it. It's such a light moisturiser that it feels lovely to apply in the mornings on a sunny day. To me this smells of melons which is lovely and refreshing. It contains ash tree sap extract, macadamia oil, shea butter and organic witch hazel water and comes in a lovely glass jar. The cream isn't too thick so doesn't need lots of time to work it into the skin, but there is one problem I gave with it which is it takes a while yo absorb, so this isn't one for using when in a hurry to apply make up over the top. 

This body lotion is quite a thick lotion, but absorbs really well into the skin. It smells deliciously citrusy and the scent really lingers on the skin which I like. I love that it's in a bottle like this because it's easy to get the product out.