Sunday, 28 April 2013

Birthday wishlist

With my birthday approaching on the 13th may it'll be my last year as a teenager, yes i'll be 19... the annoying in between stage from 18 and 21, and I've been lusting over more and more items the closer the big day gets, I've been good when it comes to spending the past couple of months (only because I have other stuff to pay out for... sigh) and this is the stuff that's accumulated since my last big splurge

Mac plumful lipstick £14, Riverisland anchor necklace £3, Waikiki Melon yankee candle £19.99, Mac naked lunch £12, Mac cork £12, Revlon just bitten kissable balm stain in crush £7.99, Revlon just bitten kissable balm stain in romantic £7.99, Laura mercier silk creme foundation £33, Ren invisible pores detox mask £18, Clarins pure melt cleansing gel £19.50, Monki jumper £20, Monki top £15

Friday, 26 April 2013

Review | The body shop body butters and lotions

I've been using the body shop body butters for years, I remember my sister in law didn't like the scent of one and handed it to me and I fell in love! one thing I don't love is the price tag, at £13 for a 200ml tub, I personally wouldn't buy it, but luckily the body shop always have offers on their body butters and I can usually pick them up for around £5 a tub, which is a much better price which i'm happy to pay!
the scents I currently have are Chocomania, Shea butter, Almond and Raspberry (Which i'm saving for summer!) I've just finished the coconut scent and making my way through Chocomania, although it's starting to smell a bit heavy (It smells like double chocolate chip cookies) and i'm getting more into fruity scents and this is more of a winter scent. I apply these after a bath or shower before bed and when I wake up in the morning my skin is so smooth I can't stop stroking my legs! I haven't yet come across a scent which I don't like, and around Christmas time they bring out more spicy seasonal scents.

I also own two of the full size body lotions in Peach vineyard and Vanilla which smell absolutely gorgeous, I use these in the morning and i can still smell them on my body in the evening, they linger around all day and they sink in extremely fast and leave me all nice and soft at £8 a bottle i don't mind paying full price, because they last ages and I think are worth the money
Obviously the body lotions sink in faster than the body butters because they have a lot thinner consistency  the body butters are extremely thick and luxurious.

Have you tried any of the body shop body butter? whats your favorite scent?

Sunday, 14 April 2013

FOTD | Everyday Makeup

So, this is my first "Face of the day" post, exciting eh? usually when it comes to doing my makeup on a day-to-day basis I change up my eye shadow and blush regularly, but I've been wearing this look religiously for the past couple of weeks! although now that's its getting warmer and it's spring I might lighten up my eye shadow and keep the dark colours for night time wear!
Lately I've been sticking to high coverage foundations because my skin was playing up a bit, but even now that it's cleared up i'm still enjoying using my good old trusty mac studio fix fluid! it covers most of my flaws so easily and makes me feel good! Generally on a daily basis i won't wear lipstick, just a lip balm because personally it's too much hassle for me and i'm lazy.
All products I have used and prices will be listed at the end of the blog post


Benefit The porefessional primer (£24.50)
MAC studio fix fluid NC20 (£20.50)
Benefit erase paste sample (Full size £19.50)
Collection lasting perfection concealer (£4.19)
Rimmel Stay matte powder (£3.99)

Contour, cheeks and highlight:

Benefit Hoola bronzer (£23.50)
Benefit High beam highlight sample (Full size £19.50)
Maybeline dream soft blush in 06 (£6.49)

Eyes and eyebrows:

Maybeline lasting drama gel liner (£7.99)
Maybeline rocket volume express mascara (£7.99)
Urban decay Naked 2 palette (£36) - I used YKD from this palette all over my lid
Urban decay Naked basics palette (£20) - I used Faint in the crease and under my eyes, W.O.S as a brow highlight and Venus as an inner corner highlight.
Benefit Browzings (£23.50)

Do you use any of these products on a daily basis?

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Review | Soap and glory whipped clean shower butter

Soap & Glory whipped clean shower butter (£8.00)
I picked this up in Boots because they were doing an offer, if you spend £10 on selected soap and glory you get a free full size Butter yourself up body butter (£10.50)... so of course I had to do it, right? i've been eyeing this up for a couple of weeks now and decided to take the plunge, okay £8 for a shower butter/gel/wash seems a little steep for me, but I can say that i'll be 100% repurchasing this when it's finished.

Now, let me tell you something... this stuff smells amazing, it's the same scent as the Smoothie Star body lotion which smells oaty and sweet, not everyone's a fan of this so make sure you give it a sniff before you buy it! Soap & Glory nailed it right on the head where it says "shower butter" this stuff is SO moisturizing! I simply lathered this up all over my body and stepped out of the water for a minute or so, when I washed it off it made my skin feel so soft and smooth I couldn't believe it! I didn't need to whack on a moisturizer after I got out the shower! This will be the perfect companion for me when I can't be bothered to moisturize after showering, this little beauty has now taken it's rightful place in my shower and will remain there until it's finished and I can repurchase it!

Have you tried this product yet?

Friday, 5 April 2013

Haul | Boots and Superdrug

I have been off from work and college and have done nothing apart from sit in my bedroom with the curtains closed, reading with a candle burning... so today i decided to venture into the big wide world and go shopping! My plan was to go into Primark and buy a few new bits and bobs... but only ended up with socks and jewelry (You can't leave Primark without some socks and jewelry, right?)

When I went into Superdrug... I was amazed, I was never a fan as my local Superdrug's never stocked massive amounts of exciting makeup, but this time it was completely revamped and had a Sleek, Mua etc.. counters, everything! I've never tried anything from sleek before and ran straight there and I nearly brought everything. but instead picked up the blush in "Coral" (£4.49) ... and decided to restrict myself there before I dropped a bomb on my bank account, but i'll most definitely be back. As I was queuing up, I spied batiste (£1.45) were half price and couldn't resist picking up the tropical scent (mmm, coconut!)

Next up was boots, a place where I spent too much time and money.. since running out of my Liz Earle cleanse and polish, and my NSPA hot cloth cleanser I decided to try something else and went for the Soap and Glory Fab pore hot cloth cleanser (£10) but boots currently have an offer on where it's buy one get one half price on selected S&G products, so I picked up the No clogs allowed deep pore detox mask (£5.50)

I also repurchased my current favorite mascara, Maybeline volume rocket express (£7.99) I've wanted it since I saw Brogantatexo mention it in a video and I've been in love since, and i haven't touched any of my other mascaras!

I couldn't resist not purchasing the Revlon nearly naked foundation (£8.99) after hearing all of the hype about it, and I had a £2 off Revlon voucher... snazzy! I'm not really a fan of low coverage foundation but i'm becoming more comfortable in my skin and thought this would be lovely for spring/summer when you don't want a whole face full of makeup!

Finally... another revlon lip butter (£7.99) in one of the new shades "Juicy Papaya" not only does the colour match my current nails, it's a beautiful coral  pink which i couldn't resist... I also have strawberry shortcake, which I have used to death and candy apple, so hopefully i will get a lot of wear out of my new shade!

Have you purchased any of these items recently, what are your thoughts?

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Monthly Favorites | March

 Rimmel wake me up foundation - £8.99 (Boots)

 I've been reaching for this little beauty over my normal foundation mac studio fix fluid (NC20) in an attempt
 to make myself look more awake and dewy and I really love this foundation, it's medium coverage and
 feels light on your skin, I'm in the shade soft beige.

 The body Shop vanilla body lotion - £8 (No longer available)

 I'm surprised I haven't got a spoon and started eating this stuff yet, it smells soo good. the bottle says
 "luxurious skin softening with warm vanilla scent" and I 100% agree, it's a sweet smell that isn't too over
 powering which lingers on the skin all day and leaves you soft and moisturized without being too heavy

 Macadamia healing hair oil treatment - £13.99 (Amazon) 

 I stopped using this for a few days and noticed my hair was getting unruly and looking dull, so I decided
 To use it again one night and I've gotten back into the routine of running this through my hair after every
 wash and it's made such a difference, my hair looks softer and sleeker. I'm currently half way through
 this bottle and it has lasted me months, i'll be repurchasing when it's finished

 Maybeline eye studio lasting drama gel liner - £7.99 (Boots)

 For the last few months I've gotten more confident with my appearance and stopped wearing so much
 make up on a day-to-day basis, which included eyeliner... recently I've started to really get back into
 it as I've missed my winged eyeliner! I have had this eyeliner for nearly 1 year now and it's 3/4 finished
 so it lasts an extremely long time without drying out! Not only that, it lasts all day without budging!

 Benefit "that gal" brightening face primer sample - Full size £22.50 (Boots)

 Now that it's spring everyone's craving that healthy summer glow, so I thought that this month I would take 
 "that gal" out for a test run, and i'm pleasantly surprised! it gives your skin a subtle glow and brightens
 up your appearance, i'm a faithful benefit porefessional user but this may give it a run for it's money during
 the hotter months.

 L'occitane dry skin hand cream - £8.00 (L'occitane website) 

 My hand savior. This stuff goes everywhere with me, university, work... everywhere! I get extremely
 dry hands in the colder months and this helped get rid of my tight, dry skin within a day... hoorah! 

Do you have any favorites this month? 

My first MAC lipstick | Thoughts and review

  MAC lipstick - 'Shy Girl' £14.00
  In January, I decided to pluck up the courage and buy my first mac lipstick! I brought it in the shade 
  Shy Girl because I thought the peachy tone to the nude would compliment my skin tone better
  First of all, can I just point out that these smell amazing? Vanilla is my all time favorite scent and these
  Lipsticks smell like sugary sweet vanilla, mmmm... although if you're not a fan of lipsticks that have
  a smell to them, the scent doesn't linger on your lips for more than a minute or so!
  The application is creamy and soft so there's no uncomfortable tugging and streaky lipstick!
  On myself, the lipstick lasts around 3 hours before I have to reapply and it doesn't wear off patchy

  This is now my go to lipstick when I want to just chuck a colour on my lips, because it's simple and
  doesn't wash me out and would I purchase more? most definitely! Although next time I'm going to be
  much braver in my colour choice. 


What are your thoughts on mac lipsticks?
Any recommendations for a mac lipstick noobie like myself?