28 February 2013

In need of some blogger help - Foundations

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So, I am thinking of buying a new foundation and was wondering what you had tried, what ones you recommend.
I am looking for a low to medium coverage, something that is quite light on the face and doesn't take too much hassle to apply (easy to wear at school). I am not looking to spend an awful lot so something along the lines of about £10. 

Could you leave you recommendations below in the comments, and perhaps if you have done a review, could you link it.

Many Thanks

27 February 2013

February Empties

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Tea Tree Face Wipes
Just some standard face wipes, I usually have the fragrance free ones but on one trip to Wilkos, which I didn't attend my Dad/Mum got these instead. They smelt a little bit on the weird side, not a scent that I would be able to to pin point though.
Repurchase? No

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Yes, I know you are all probably wondering why I have the old packaged version of the snow fairy. I was planning on metering it out through 2012 and hoping to pick one up before the stock all went at the begnning of this year. But they were all gone by the time I went. This is a lovely sweet shower gel and is one of my faves from lush.
Repurchase? Yes, when  they are back in stock

Lime Shower Creme
I absolutely loved this, it was super fruity and tangy. It really freshened up my shower and was also quite moisturising. 
Repurchase? A definite yes! 

St Ives Face Scrub (Invigorating)
This is a lovely face scrub, it makes your skin feel about better and smells lovely. 
Repurchase? Yep! 

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle 
Perhaps one of the late ones on the bandwagon. I can see why people love it so much. It makes your hair feel and smell amazing. 
Repurchase? Yes.

Nivea Hydration Primer
I have wanted to try this for a while now. It applies really nicely and doesn't take too long to sink in. It kept my make-up on quite well. 
Repurchase? I would be more than happy to!

Dermatologica daily resurfacer
It is a dinky little mitt which you pop on your finger and rub on your face in circle motions. It was a really nice product to use but not something I would rush out and buy.
Repurchase? Nope. 

Alberto Balsam Mandarin Shampoo and Conditioner 
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I have mentioned this many times before on my blog, I love alberto balsam hair range. This is by far my favorite it is so fruity and leaves your hair smelling amazing and feeling squeaky clean!
Repurchase? Of course!

What have you used up this month?

26 February 2013

A Moisture Mix

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Recently, my skin has been a little dry and what product I have been using with my day to day moisturiser is by Simple. It is the 'intensive relief cream' this is targeted for people who have dry, sensitive, eczema and dermatitis. On occasional I have three out of the four of those. I have never had dematitis.

I bought the pure moisturiser when my Simple Hydrating one ran out, I regret not buying two of the simple ones so I had a back up. It is a little bit on the siliconey side, it is almost like you have got a face mask on. So it takes a while for it to sink in. But apart from that it is a pretty decent moisturiser. The simple relief cream just loosens it up a little a makes it much easier to sink in. 

What is your favorite skin care item/moisturiser? 

18 February 2013

Lazy Day Make-up

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Sometimes, I don't fancy putting on eye shadow  blusher, or a heavy foundation. Perhaps it is a day when I am not doing much or just popping down to the shops. These are the items I use on those 'Lazy Make-up Days'. First after applying my moisturiser, I use my miss sporty 'so perfect' concealer under my eyes and on any outstanding blemishes I also add a little bit of my natural collection concealer on top as the miss sporty one is a little on the darker side for my skin tone. After rubbing that in (sometimes with my finger or on others I use my elf stipple brush) I squeeze a pea sized amount of the natural collection foundation on to the back of my hand, I use my stipple brush to blend this in, taking care to blend it into the neck, to avoid those horrible foundation lines. Now onto eyes, my personal favorite for giving your lashes a little something but with not a lot of drama. It adds a great colour, gives them just enough volume and length without going overboard. Last but by no means least, lips. I have been using this constantly after buying it, it adds a lovely nudey pink to your lips, which I love. 

What products do you like to wear when you are having 'A Lazy Make-up Day'?

17 February 2013

DIY: How to re-vamp shoe boxes with old magazines

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I am quite a creative person, like to be doing arts and crafts. I had collected quite a few magazines for example: Glamour, Boots Magazines, Dare (Superdrug), Jack Wills and Lush. If you saw in my "Where I blog from" post, on my desk is a post which is created from old newspapers. I thought I would do the same to this box, but add a beauty touch to it using some of the old magazines. 

The top/lid of the shoe box was quite dark, and when you laid the newspaper squares on it, you could see the box underneath. I got some lining paper (heavy wight paper which is un-sized), cut that into squares and glued them with PVA all over the box. Next I let that dry for a couple of minutes. 

Whilst it was drying, I cut out squares of interesting clippings, some of the newspaper titles were inverted. I really liked the effect/contrast of the different styles. So I stuck those on. 

I flicked through some of the magazines and found some interesting pictures, soap and glory, real techniques brushes, candy mountain from  lush, lots of Barry M nail polishes, perfume, Aussie and lots of words. For example, 'Nailed!' I thought this really suited the box, since it contains all my nail polishes, nail brushes, dotting tools etc..'Sparkle' was a nice one too as I like my glitter polishes. 

I really liked the outcome of this craft and want to add other pictures to it when I see them in certain magazines. This is a great way to use up old magazines that are lying around collecting dust and are pleading for a good use, rather than being dumped in the paper wast bin. 

Hope you enjoyed this long awaited DIY post, please tell me if you do it and send me a picture, I would love to see what you have created! :)

14 February 2013

Where I blog from...

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I find these posts rather interesting, to know where bloggers create their posts and what they keep beside their computer.
So what I keep by my laptop is a pot, made by me. Surprisingly it is a tin can covered with newspaper and sea shells. Which I really like, this holds all the pens and pencils. I have some speakers which I like to plug into my iPod when I fancy like some music, they are from Ted Baker hence the 'Ted's in tune'. The ceramic cupcake is where I store my most worn earrings which was given to me by a good friend. I also keep my lip balm tin, with all my lip balms in them on the same dresser, just in case my lips are a little on the dry side. Also there is a 'Winnie the Pooh' frame which holds a picture of me when I was little. 

So where do you blog from, do you find these posts interesting (or is it me just being too nosy?!)

13 February 2013

Room Thoughts

Room Thoughts

Recently, I have been more into home ware, I fancy like getting some more pieces for my room. These are some of my favorites. As you can see, I love floral and seaside themed items. 

You can find homeware pieces in departments stores such as Dunelm Mill (which I haven't been to, but want to go sometime soon), sometimes TK Maxx stock nice homeware, B&Q and many more. 

The little white bedside table with the rose handles is something that is top of my list as I don't have one. The reason being that my bed is near the door and there isn't much space for a table. 

Something that interests me, is the gummy bear lamp, it is a piece which is quite quirky but not too tacky. 

I really love the idea of the bird house type of storage, this might be nice to pop little tea lights in or somewhere to store you bracelets or some others type of jewelry. 

I don't know why but I also love the idea of having little lights around the room or bunting, I think it adds a cute and titch touch.

I think that canvases or photos are super nice, I especially like the 'keep calm and carry on' (with other variations). 

What pieces do you like in your room?

12 February 2013

I went to Nandos and did some shopping!

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Sorry, I haven't been posting much recently, I haven't had anything really to review...I knew I would have a haul coming up so here it is.

We were celebrating my friend Izzy's birthday and this was my first time at Nandos and it was pretty good and not too bad on the spicy side either. I chose to have medium 1/4 Perri perri Chicken, with a side of spicy rice which was really yummy and a corn on the cob. 

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Barry M Nail Polish in Indigo
I have been looking in getting some more Barry M polishes, this colour looked really nice and nothing that I already have. 

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
I finally got my hands on the infamous collection concealer, hopefully it will live up to its hype for me. 

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
I decided that I would get this one first instead of "Crush", it looks a little more natural too. 

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Boots 'zingy' berry Shower Gel
I had a couple of vouchers to use up, that were on my boots card one of them was 25% off any shower gel/bubble bath and this one smelled lovely, so I picked it up. 

Raspberry Balmi
I have heard good things about 'Balmi' especially lots from my favorite youtuber Louise (sprinkleofglitter) she has the coconut one. These are supposedly a UK dupe of the famous 'EOS Lip Balms'. I can't wait to try this baby out.

Charlie 'Chic' Body Spray
Again with the shower gel I had a voucher for 25% body sprays, I went for this one as it was quite a favorite of mine last year. Next on my list is to get the spray from Impulse in 'Loving Words'. 

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Sally Hansen Strengthening Treament
I have been looking for a nail treatment which will solve my weak, brittle and splitting nails. I saw this is TK Maxx for only £2.99 I had to get it, also after seeing Dolly Bow bow talk about it on her channel and how much she praised it, I thought it must be good. 

Lush Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly 
I was going to also buy one of the Lush Lip Scrubs but thy didn't have any of the bubble gum ones, so I had to pass on that. Something that has been on my list for a while now was the Shower Jellies. They smell amazing, this one smells like blackcurrants. I also love the gimmick  it seems kind of weird to use a jelly, what you would normally associate with foodie sort of jelly, to use in the shower.

Primark Brown Bobbi Pins
Always need  to stock up on bobbi pins, cheapo for a £1 too. 

What have you recently bought?

4 February 2013

10 random facts about Moi!

1. I am such a drama queen!
2. I love baking and creating new meals.
3. When I am older, I want to own my own cafe, by the sea. My room  also used to seaside themed because I loved it so much when I was younger. 
4. I used to be blonde when I was younger, I didn't dye it, I think it just got darker as I grew up.
5. I have never broken anything.
6. I had braces for 1 year. 
7. I am a bit of a bargain hunter, I will never pay over the odds for anything, I will always see if it is cheaper in any other shop. I will prefer to pay 1p less, if I see the same item in another shop. 
8. I have 6 fish that live in my garden in a pond (I did have eight, I got them as a birthday present, but both died :[).
9. I own 60 nail polishes. 
10. I really want to do skydiving, I think it will be so cool!

What is one random fact about you?

1 February 2013

The ones that take all the glory


Scrub of You Life
This makes your skin smell so lovely, and gives your skin a really nice buffing and it also foams up. 

Thick & Fast Mascara
It picks up all your lashes, makes them really black, gives them a lot of volume, and length. Overall a great mascara.

Clean On Me
It is so creamy, lathers up pretty well and makes you squeaky clean! 

Righteous Butter 
A lovely thick body butter, sinks in and leaves your skin smelling utterly gorgeous.

What are your favorite Soap & Glory products?
What are you getting up to this weekend?

What posts would you like to see more often or your favourite type of post?