28 October 2013

Montagne Jenesse T-Zone Peel Off

I bought this at Asda for only 50p, which is an amazing bargain! I wanted something with quite active ingredients in it to remove some hideous blemishes that I had erupting on my face. Which is did eventually do. I had been wanting to try one of their 2 step treatments, ever since I heard MissBudgetBeauty talk about them. 

It applied just like a gel and started to dry. At first, it burned my face. Now I did kind of want to wash this of immediately but it wasn't a super painful burning, it did sting my eyes only a little though. It was a pain that you could cope with. Which I am am glad I did as it calmed down considerably after around 5 minutes.

I gave it the full recommended time (10/15 minutes) and I have to say it was super fun to peel it off. I also felt so much better after! It felt like all the impurities had disappeared. After peeling it off, I applied the moisturiser which sunk in pretty fast. 

The following morning my face looked and felt much better. I also had a little bit more of the moisturiser let over which I applied before doing my make-up.

What I would say though is if you have terribly dry or sensitve skin I wouldn't suggest you trying this as it has a very strong smell to it and it might give you a bad reaction as it is so active. 

I can't wait to try out another face mask which I picked up at the same time which is for dry skin. So look out for a review to come soon!

What are you favourite Face Masks?

24 October 2013

Fragrance Direct Haul #2

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I bought this because my skin has been a bit aggressive lately, I think this is probably due to the stress of sixth form and homework. I knew that the active ingredients, would help out my skin. So far so good, full review to come.  

This has been raved so much about by the wonderful MakeUpSavvy. As soon as I saw that they sold it at Fragrance Direct I immediately popped it into my basket. What is great is that I have been looking for a eye shadow pencil, but a lot of the current drug store offerings are a little out of what I would like to pay for...

This again was one of the top products that MakeUpSavvy, talked about. I have been trawling the internet to find something lip related which would suit the more colder months that are arriving. I thought that this would fit the bill perfectly and would be great for sixth form as I was worried that if it was a dark colour it would slip and smudge. This is a little pinker than I would have wanted but great product all the same and it smells so good too!

NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Pearlized Black 99p
Annoyingly I can't find the link to this on the website, I guess it is sold out...I bought this as I have been itching to try eye liner on my top lashes. I thought that if I found a super cheap option, it wouldn't feel like such a waste. I think I may need some much needed practise on the steady hand front...

I have been wanting to build I my brush collection for a while now. I had my eyes on something that would be good to blend eye shadows together. This is really good and super cheap. 

Once again something, I have wanted to get is a shower comb. I feel like sometimes my conditioner doesn't get the help it needs to lock back in moisture. It also helps greatly to get the tangles out! Great price for a awesome product!

NYC Nail Polish Quick Dry Lincoln Center
Last but no means least, is this polish. I had been wanting to test out something else from NYC also I had winter colours in mind so opted for this. However it is a little darker than I was anticipating, but I am sure I will be able to work with it.  

So as you can see I got some great products for amazing prices! 

What have you purchased recently?

Love Emily x

11 October 2013

Daisy Nails

L-R Essie Avenue Maintain, Collection Hot Looks Lemon Soda, Sally Hansen French White Tip, Seche Vite 'Fast Dry' Top Coat & Dotting Tools

So, it may not be the time for floral nail art, but I created these the other day and thought they were to cute for you to miss. I really was so pleased at how these turned out. 

Some part of me was dreading that they would come out looking like fried eggs (please tell me they don't). But since being at Sixth Form (which by the way is going great, alot of homework but not too bad), I have been getting quite a few comments on my nails. One saying that they thought they were nail wraps. 

These were really easy to do as well. You only needed 5 dots of white in a 'flower ring' type shape, dot on some yellow (I used two different size dotting tools as I thought that would be most appropriate. 

And there you have it, slap on some Seche Vite and you are good to go. I really like the finish that it gives, very shiny but it might just be me and my active hands, but the nail polish still chips as fast. But I will still continue to use it to see how it goes and it great for nail art as there is not too much drying time as Seche Vite does it all for you. 

I think next time I might try small daisies and more of them, with maybe a mint green or baby pink background?

9 October 2013

LUSH Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly

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I had been wanting to try one of these. I would always go into Lush and wobble the jellies that they had on display. I have to say that this one was by far by favorite. The other one is called Whoosh and has more of a manly scent. They brought another jelly out around Halloween time, which was lime scented and green. It was also shaped like a skull. I would of loved to try this but they had all gone when I got there. 

Now lush suggest that you can put it in the freezer or just use it as it is. I haven only used it in the latter. I think that if you put it in the freezer, it will be very good to cool you down after a hot day. You just tear a small bit off of the jelly. Now what I like to do is place it, inside my bath puff/lily. Get it a little wet so that it can lather up and then just wash like normal. I think that way is better, otherwise if you just have it in your hand it tends to jump out of your hands and almost go down the plug hole. 

It smells just like berries and cherries. It will stay on your skin for quite a while but not all day. Which lathers up really well. 

The second method, I haven't tried but I can imagine it would be very refreshing and something that I will be trying soon (what?! I think I may have to wait till the summer to try that!)

Overall, I think it is great as a treat but not something I would buy all the time. 

You can buy LUSH Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly for £3.10 for 100g or £6.25 for £240g

Have you tried the shower jellies? 
What is your favourite product from Lush?

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