Monday, 27 October 2014

Halloween Picks (not Tricks)

Emma Bridgewater Mug
Catch Me! Steamcream
Lush Wizard Bubble Bar

I love this time of year - especially Halloween!
I have listed a few of my top picks for Halloween this year - also, don't forget to check out the fun video by Zoella with Gabby here

Accessorize Madison Mouse Ballerinas








Friday, 15 August 2014

REVLON Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel

I saw these advertised recently in a magazine and couldn't resist checking them out. Although I have far too many nail varnishes for my liking I couldn't resist these. If I could I would buy the whole range, but for now I have just selected Watermint (sparkly pale green) and Surf Spray (blue) (both ideal for the summer), although I am very tempted by Autumn Spice. I bought these in Boots and they must be quite popular as there weren't many in stock. You don't really smell the scent when you take the lid off, it's only until application that you can smell it. Not only is the scent refreshing, but also long lasting plus you still get to enjoy the pretty colours. They are reasonably priced at £6.49 and you can purchase them here.


http://www.revlon.co.uk/Revlon-Home/Products/Nails/Nail-Color/Revlon-Scented-Nail-Enamel.aspx












Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Body Shop Fijan Water Lotus

I have just discovered this instore and it's perfect for summer! During the hot weather I have longed for The Body Shop to bring back my old favourite scent, Oceanis, but they have brought this out which is very similar! A light summery fragrance which smells like the sea, ideal for cooling you down on a hot day. You can buy the body butter, eau de toilette, fragrance mist, body lotion, shower gel and perfume oil here (layer these products and wear at the same time to keep the scent lingering for longer).




Sunday, 1 June 2014

Orelia Costume Jewellery


I can't remember how I discovered the Orelia Costume Jewellery range but instantly fell in love with their collection. Beautiful, dainty and unique jewellery at affordable prices. I couldn't resist visiting their website and picking up two necklaces in the sale, the pretty Rose Quartz and Moon necklaces are my currently my top pick!

To see their jewellery, visit this link: http://www.orelia.co.uk

Moon necklace

Rose Teardrop Necklace

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Steamcream Natural Moisturiser


For a long time I have been a huge fan of Steamcream, which not only acts as a facial moisturiser but can be used on the body and hands. The formula is wonderful, light and gentle enough on any kind of skin type (combination), the tins are available in many different designs and are very reasonably priced at around £12.95 to suit every budget!

They have also recently released a beautiful tin with an enhanced lavender scent called 'Always' - ideal for night time moisturising to help you relax before bedtime.



Buy it here: https://www.steamcream.co.uk/

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Lily Flame Candles

I am an avid candle fan but admittedly tend to stick to Yankee Candle ones. However, a recent trip to Waitrose compelled me to try the Lily-Flame range. I had seen one for Halloween last year but wasn't taken with the smell, but found Fairy Dust. Such a lovely light smell and handmade in Somerset! After buying this one, I found the amazing Parma Violets in another shop and it smelt wonderful! These are reasonably priced at around £8 and seem to last for a long time. I also like the reeds, but they are slightly out of my price range at around £19.99. If this range seems appealing to you, click here to go to their website!  



Saturday, 22 March 2014

Liz Earle NEW Bath & Body Range





I was pleased to receive a sample of the new Liz Earle NEW Bath & Body Range having always been a fan of Liz Earle products.

The line consists of Silky Body Lotion and Creamy Shower Nectar in three fragrances; Tiare & JasmineVanilla & Saffron and Bergamot & Ginger (the latter of which I tested).

As soon as the scent of the Bergamot & Ginger hit me I was immediately taken with it, so took advantage of the free postage offer (until 25th March, 2014) and ordered a bottle of it. It's ideal for when you are feeling tired and need a perk up.

I also received another sample of the Tiare & Jasmine body lotion, but wasn't as impressed with the scent, which is sweeter and lighter than the Bergamot & Ginger.

It's certainly a step away from their trademark LE scent, but definitely an indulgence, I would highly recommend checking these out.

For more information on the range, click here


Saturday, 8 March 2014

March/April 2014 Magazine Freebies

I always want to know what magazine freebies are available each month here in the UK, so here is the round-up for this month! 

ELLE (with Katie Holmes on the cover) - Percy and Reed's Wonder Balm (worth £18) 

GLAMOUR (with Lea Michelle on the cover) - ModelCo Make-up:

  • 4.2ml Fibre Lashxtend Mascara, RRP £16
  • 1.5g Illusion lip Liner with in-built sharpener, RRP £16
  • 1.2g Black Eyeliner with in-built sharpener, RRP £11
  • 4.2ml Shine Ultra Lip Gloss in Striptease or Berry Pink, RRP £12 each

MARIE CLAIRE Neal's Yard Remedies moisturising lip gloss (worth £9.50)

Thursday, 6 February 2014

3000 Views!

How lovely to reach a milestone on my blog!

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Touch



I love lllamasqua products, unfortunately they are no shops near me and the make-up is a little above my budget, but I was tempted by the new Intense Lipgloss in Touch as part of the new 'I'm The One' collection (a Valentine theme).
It sure is a beautiful colour (see my swatch below), very strong tone and with gloss. The texture is quite sticky and the colour only stays on for a short while, as you would probably expect. Not one for windy days out (unless you like your hair sticking to your lips) or a date unfortunately (probably a bit scary for smoochies, stick to the Lollitint stain for that which I reviewed in my previous post!). Also, take your time over application to avoid smudges.


The lip gloss currently retails at £14.50 with free postage from here 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Benefit's Lollitint Cheek and Lipstain


So I received Benefit's new Lollitint Cheek and Lipstain today, rather pricey for £25 but you get a fairly big bottle and as I am student and bought it from asos with free delivery it was slightly cheaper than getting it from another site. I am a huge fan of Benefit and their lipstains and already have Cha Cha Tint (orange tone, in a small sample box, a freebie from a magazine, much prefer this size for trying), Posietint (pink) and the original colour, Benetint (Red). Personally, I found Benetint dried rather patchy on my lips so was a bit wary of trying the new tints, but the latter tints seem to have a smoother application and creamier formula. 
As for the Lollitint, the same nice creamier application and staying power, the colour itself was a bit scary when I first looked at, but it's not so bad on. It's definitely a cooler, blue tone pink, verging on pinky purple, so only a couple of applications are required if you don't want a too heavy and vibrant colour. I must admit, I have still got to make up my mind about this one, I may even prefer the lighter and brighter tones of Posietint and Cha Cha Tint. But it's ok for now, especially for darker and cooler seasons.


Application and tone after 3 applications with brush

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Dry Shampoos


I have had a long battle with my hair and how quickly it gets so greasy. When I was younger I use to wash it everyday, but since getting older (and a little wiser) plus highlighting it, I try not too wash it as much, especially as my hair is drier at the ends. This apparently is combination hair, the only shampoo I know off for this type is the Charles Worthington range. So in a frantic effort to cut down on time washing it and damage, I have tried a number of dry shampoos, of which I have listed below. I also have a fringe that gets oily quickly especially in the summer or after I apply facial moisturiser. 

Batiste (Smaller purses)
Great for everyday use, easy to purchase and cheap price. Light to medium application, have to brush through quite a bit beforehand to get rid of telltale white. Strong smell.

Beehive Tigi (Medium purses)
Have recently acquired this and very impressed with the vanilla smell. I couldn't decide between this and the lovely Tigi shine hairspray, but interestingly he advised that it some shine hairspray a have serum in them which can make the hair oilier. It's a lighter and less messy application with subtle results.
Pleasant smell and plenty in bottle. However messy to apply and takes ages to brush through which makes it cumbersome.

On the wish list (Megabucks purses)

I can't remember the name of this dry shampoo, but it was a red bottle with a built-in brush for easy application straight on roots. It was retailing at about £30.

If you think you might know what brand it was or have some tips on dry shampoo application etc please don't hesitate to leave a message below!

Something About Mondays (Music project)


I have recently joined a music band/duo performing our own material and some originals. We are hoping to start gigging next month and produced a video which I have recently uploaded. Please see above!
If you want to find out more about Something About Mondays, the links are as follows:

https://www.facebook.com/somethingaboutmondays

http://somethingaboutmondays.weebly.com/

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

New issue of glean and radio interview - ooooohhhhh!

The new JAN/FEB 2014 issue is OUT NOW! Just visitwww.gleanmagazine.co.uk and click on the link!

Tune into http://www.vectisradio.com/onair/presenter/ian-mac/# this Thursday, 9th January from 10.30am for a live interview with glean and Ian Mac!