21.7.14

A Collective Boots, Accessorize and Superdrug Haul



Ohhh I went shopping. I told myself I wouldn't but I did it anyway! I popped into town to buy a kimono and came back with these. I really should learn to focus on what I go into town for...

So I finally bought Indeed Hydraluron's Moisture Booster. Now this is an absolute bargain alert at the moment! Boots have this at a third off, and the kind lady behind the counter informed me there was also a £5 off voucher in the Boots magazine, and she proceeded to cut it out for me at the counter. This retails normally at £25, so to get it for around £13.. dreamy. I HAD to buy. Had to. I'm going to test it for a month and review it after that (even though it has been reviewed to death, I'm going to add one more to the collection.) If you are thinking of trying this, now is definitely the time to, I don't think it will ever be any cheaper!

I also popped into Accessorize and bought some earrings. I have a habit of losing earrings so for me, the cheaper the better. I'm really into my semi-precious gems at the moment and I think these worked out at £2 each after discount. I also picked up the bracelet as I quite like that matte gold style jewellery, and I don't have any chunky bracelets. This was £4 after discount.

In Superdrug, I bought my usual pair of eyelashes as Ardell are by far the best brand I have come across so far. I also picked up these two MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers in Halycon (left) and Tranquillity. I previously bought a red version of this and loved it, and these two didn't have testers out so I just bought both, obviously. They are only £3 each so I've justified it in my head as a bargain. Would you like some swatches of these? Let me know!

I also picked up the new Tresemme Renewal hair and scalp tonic. I've thought it might be nice to try a bit of scalp TLC, and this is a leave in product. This normally retails at £5.49, but was on offer for just £2.73. Would any of you like a review of this product? 

Two days later and I'm still feeling rather pleased with myself for these purchases. Money well spent! 

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them?

6.7.14

Products I've Used Up #5



Oh, empty products. I once begun a quest to get through all my half used products, because 90% of my room is beauty products, and the other 10% is candles (but that's another story). I started to do so well, and then went completely off the rails and bought everything under the sun and now I'm slowly being buried in cosmetics again. So I'm making a promise to myself to plough through the half used shampoos and the lifetime supply of shower gel that I have...

So I've managed to get through a few products so far, and I'd like to share my views on them with you. So the L'Oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Solution is one of my regulars, I've gotten through about three bottles. It's great on my sensitive skin, effectively removes makeup and I even use it to clean my brushes when I'm in a hurry. I'm currently giving the Garnier Micellar Water a go because it was on offer, but the L'Oreal definitely has a spot in my heart. I've finally gotten through the Boots Coconut and Almond Leave in Conditioner, which felt like I had for an absolute age. It didnt' really do a huge amount for my super dry over-processed hair, but for normal hair it would probably be great. I've also used up my The Body Shop Blueberry shower gel, which I absolutely adored. It's a limited edition but I believe you can still buy it. The Rimmel Scandaleyes Flex mascara I got as a freebie if you spent over a certain amount. At first I didn't like it, but as I find with most mascaras, once they start to dry up a bit they are much better. I don't normally like big brushes but this one was fantastic. Once I've gotten through my other mascaras I might buy this one again.

The Yes to Cucumbers Colour Care shampoo I bought for a bargain price in TK Maxx. I didn't really rate it if I'm honest. I didn't notice it prolonged my hair colour and I found I had to wash two or three times to remove products. I probably wouldn't buy this again, but I would like to try other products from the 'yes to' brand. The Nip + Fab Detox Blend bath soak is my favourite product from my empties. I again bought this in TK Maxx and I went back and bought another one because it was so good. It smelt like green tea and jasmine and genuinely did relax me. I would definitely buy this one again and again! I also did like the Baylis & Harding rose, ylang ylang and patchouli bath milk too. This had a very subtle scent and make my skin feel nice and soft. Lastly, another Nip + Fab product, the Spiced Apple body butter. This was part of a Christmas set and it was the best body butter I've ever used. It sank into my skin instantly without leaving me feeling greasy. I think the scent is a limited edition but I would definitely buy their body butters again. Maybe next Christmas they will run this scent again!

Have you tried any of these products? What are you used products this month?

1.7.14

NOTD #4: Stiletto Nails



I've been gone a looong time. I'm back now though! I've had a little re-design of the blog to try and make it a bit cleaner. Let me know what you think!

I've been swooning over stiletto nails for some time now, ever since I saw them on Lana Del Rey and I filled my Pinterest Style board with images of her and her nails. This mild obsession meant that I MUST have stiletto nails that I can call my own. I'm not a huge fan of acrylics, for me they are a little bit permanent, so I searched my faithful friend Ebay and bagged these babies for an absolute bargain. These I believe are a medium length, and they came in two colour options of natural and clear. I opted for the natural - no particular reason, I wasn't sure there was a huge difference between the two. I've painted mine with Ciate's Cutie Pie.

I think Stiletto nails have a lovely elegance about them and they certainly make a statement! However, I'm not used to having such long nails so for me typing (and basically everything else too) was certainly a challenge. I had mine on for about three days, specifically for a night out, and after that I snapped them all off. I would wear these again though! I'm sure with some time I would get used to them, because they look so good.

I purchased mine from HERE in the teeny pack of 24 for £3.29 (One wear, just lots of different nail sizes). I think I'll be buying the larger pack though!

Do you like Stiletto nails? How would you wear them?