Sunday, 30 June 2013

Bath time Basics:: What To Use


Decleor Aroma Cleanse Exfoliator. L'Occitane Shower Gel. L'Occitane Shea Butter Body Lotion



When it comes to having a bath I'm probably the same as most people my bathroom cabinets and drawers are littered with tons of products like shower gels and body washes, exfoliants and moisturisers.  And half the time unless I have a good rummage through I forget what I have.  So that's what I did last night I'd been out at the beach all day and needed a good pamper session my skin had been battered by the wind and sun all day, so I had found these products the one in the middle the L'Occitane Shower Gel stays on the side of my bath everyday and will do until it's finished and then I will be getting another one.  The Decleor Exfoliator I found in my drawer and the L'Occitane body lotion I had in a set so that's why it's quite small but I love that and do use it quite a lot.
So il let you know what each product is like individually.



I use the L'Occitane shower gel in the bath on a mitt as you can see there's not much left because I use it every day.  The reason I love it is because it smells beautiful, it's enriched with Almond proteins and I like the smell of almonds.  You only need a little bit on a mitt and you get a lovely rich
Lather and it leaves your skin feeling lovely and clean and smells beautiful.  The size I've got is 500ml and is so convenient and easy to use because of the pump on the top, anything that's easy to use is a plus for me.  There's nothing worse than if you are rushing to have a shower or bath quickly and your messing with fiddly lids.  So that's the washing done.

The next product I use is the Decleor Aroma Cleanse Exfoliator I will be honest I haven't used this in a while that's not to say its not good I've just been a bit lazy lately.  This product is nice and as far as body exfoliators go this is not too harsh on the skin it doesn't feel like its ripping your skin to sheds which is always a good thing.  You can use it once or twice a week on damp skin especially on the rough areas like your elbows and heels and knees, rub it in circular motions and then rinse off, it's a nice creamy consistency.  Once I've done that I tend to have another wash in the L'Occitane shower gel yes I am a freak.

So then after about an hour of messing in the bath and I'm not joking if I've got time I love a nice bath
I get out and nearly pass out as I have the water so hot, yes I know that's not good but I don't like it cold, I then put on the L'Occitane Shea Butter body lotion, this smells gorgeous I really like Shea butter as its so moisturising if you have dry skin this is a must, it sinks in really quick isint sticky or tacky and leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft I definitely will be buying this in a full size as its so nice.


So there I'm done blow all my candles out clean up all my mess, cotton pads everywhere and products and towels everywhere, good job in lucky enough to have two bathrooms or there would be problems.

What's your bathroom routine?  And are you like me and have stuff everywhere?

Please leave your comments and let me know what you like using?

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Friday, 28 June 2013

Friday Fundays: Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Varnish Review


I always love a bright nail but I'm not great at painting my nails through probably rushing and I end up with bright colour over spill over the edge of my nail and it looks a right mess.  But not with these little beauties.  The Rimmel Salon Pro range of nail varnishes may be a tad more expensive than a standard Rimmel nail varnish, but they are worth it in my opinion.  The reason I reckon for that is the brush is fab it's quite wide so you place it on your nail and literally just paint. And you get a really professional finish and guess what I didn't get any over spill so didnt have to tidy my nails up after, great for everyone who wants quick results that look great.


The colour I've chosen to wear today is Peppermint and its a gorgeous aqua colour and you can see the brush which is the best I've ever tried.  The colours on my picture above are from left to right are Peppermint, Ultra Violet and Britpop.  I know there are a good few other colours I've seen a nice bright pink and some paler candy colours.  So grab a nice bright paint your nails and I bet you will feel nice and summery.

These are available from Boots and Superdrug and I'm sure a lot of other retailers, priced at £4.49

Have you tried them what do you think???


Thursday, 27 June 2013

No.7 Stay Perfect Long Lasting Volume Mascara Review

I love wandering around Boots who wouldn't, and as I was paying for some things I noticed loads of gold mascaras by the till, so being a nosey little toad that I am I thought lets have a look. So I looked at the mascara and thought hmmm nothing wrong with having another one so I bought it. It was £12.95 and I asked the lady at the till if I had to grab a box but she said they didn't have a box, ok I thought no problem with that.  Onwards home and then I had a look online to see what the hype was apparently the lady at Boots said these mascaras were quite new, and supposed to be smudge proof pretty much full on anything proof.


So after a bit of messing round in the bathroom removing makeup etc here is the look on one eye, and not a scrap of makeup, yuck, but I'm being brave, I think it's quite good, that was two coats and I
think that's not bad at all.






I liked the wand as well thought that was nice and straight forward.  All in all good price for a mascara good durability as well. To take the mascara off you don't need to use eye makeup remover you just wet a cotton pad place it over your eye for 30 seconds and then wipe away.  When I looked
at the pad I thought my eyelashes had fallen off as the mascara looked quite clumpy on the pad, ooh I was scared but it did all come off.





The finished look oh and that cotton pad.......with a No.7 TA DA

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Monday, 24 June 2013

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Review





I will be honest I'm a bit of an Elemis fan and I particularly like there moisturisers, so when there cleansing balm came out I didn't jump on the band wagon straight away only because I was a bit skeptical of using a balm as a cleanser.  But I read amazing reviews on it so thought why not its worth a go.  When it arrived you know what it's like, you can't wait to open it and have a smell and try it.  Well I opened the lid and was quite surprised I didn't expect it to be yellow or waxy. It smells like a blend of the woods and all sorts of plants.  After checking the ingredients it has loads of extracts of lavender, ho wood, menthol, etc in thus making up the smell I couldn't quite get my finger on it all. I like the smell though maybe some dont but I do.  You also get a cotton cloth with the balm.
You get two options for cleansing which are massaging the balm into the skin, then wetting your fingers and massaging over your face and then remove with a warm cleansing cloth.
Alternatively you can do like a mini facial for yourself by smoothing a generous amount of balm over your face with dry hands and massage in this loosens the balm, the trick is to lie in the bath this is only if you have the time and then wipe off the balm with the cloth.





I have tried and tested this balm for two weeks solid now in the evenings, I wear a lot of makeup even in the day and by that I mean a full face, such as foundation and powder, blusher and all the eye makeup going on, my skin is combination with a bit of sensitivity going on.  I haven't found this balm to break my skin out at all, Infact I haven't had one which is unlike me I normally have a couple at least.  As far as getting all my makeup off it totally did the cloth looked like something from Snog Marry, Avoid, worrying for me.  My only gripe is you cannot use the balm on your eyes, now I did once just out of laziness and it really stung my eyes.  So Elemis were not kidding when they said not to use it round the eyes.  So you have to use a separate eye makeup remover to get rid of all that, but as long as you can deal with that, the cleansing benefits of the balm out way that negative point.
This has left my skin squeaky clean soft and in nice condition, in other words not as blotchy as it usually does.

I think you should give it ago, or have you already and what did you think?

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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Battle Of The Eyeliners Budget V Drugstore

                       
   


                
                         

 I've previously done a YouTube account of my favourite eyeliners but if I'm honest I prefer writing than you tubing as I don't like hearing my voice or seeing myself on camera, each to there own so I'm sticking to what I like best.  Anyway I talked about what eyeliners I have and which are better are whether high end is better than drug store with regards to eyeliners.  I'm probably someone who cannot live without eyeliner as dramatic as it sounds I can't, my eyes to me look like they are not even in existence on my face if I don't use something under my eyes.  Eyeliner is so versatile you can use it on the top lash line, the water line and on the bottom lash line, or if you are really brave you can put it in the top of your inner eye I like that look but it makes me blink like mad.
Basically the liners I used where:

YSl Dessin Du Regard      YSL Dessin Du Regard Waterproof      Mac Smoulder

Sisley Phyto Kohl Black Diamond       Clinique Quickliner.     Avon Supershock

Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner



       This from top to bottom is the CLINQUE
     Then MAC, then RIMMEL, then AVON

This one from top to bottom is the YSl, then YSL waterproof, turn SISLEY

I didn't like the Clinique one much as the nip kept breaking off and I wasn't really impressed with the. Colour it seemed to smudge on my hand, the Mac Smoulder I really liked as it gave a nice intense colour and lasted really well through the day.  The Rimmel lasted well and was an excellent buy for the price.  My favourite on that hand was the Avon Supershock gave a really intense black was really creamy and soft and the durability was good.

The next hand was the YSL this was good but didnt make me want to party, the YSL waterproof is excellent gives the intense black colour and as far as durability goes withstands a good few tears but if you were to have a good old bawl then the effects are lessened greatly.  In other words if you went swimming it wouldn't be all over your face but the colour intensity comes down. The next one is the Sisley now this isint an normal eyeliner as there are bits of Swarovski crystals in this (you may pick it up from the swatch) and has loads of sparkle in it, so not really practical for day time but amazing for a night out.

After trying and testing them all wearing them a whole day and soaking my face etc, things you have to do eh all in the name of beauty, the longest lasting was the YSL waterproof and the best out of the drugstore was definitely the AVON Supershock. 
Considering these eyeliners range between £2.99 to £17.00 depending on your choice you could pick up a bargain.

Can you guess the cheapest to the most expensive? 
Have you tried any of these and if so which was your favourite? 































Saturday, 22 June 2013

Nars Lip Lacquer Review


                                                                     


                                 
        

















I thought I would dig out another little classic out of my makeup kit the lovely Nars lip lacquers.  I've only got two of them as my pictures show but I thought it would be nice to share them with you.  They come in six shades which are:

1. BabyDoll
2. ChelseaGirls
3. Eros
4. Galactica
5. HotWired                                       




6. SweetCharity

I've got Baby Doll & Chelsea Girls.. The top one on my Hand is Chelsea Girls and the bottom one is Baby Doll.
My favourite is Chelsea Girls its  beige coloured with a grown up sheen, reminds me of a J-LO type lip, like the type of gloss she wears.  I love the colour, the only negative is the gloss does smell a bit funny, but you can get past that, oh and as I use a lip brush with these it's not very bag friendly as who likes carrying lip brushes around.

I like Baby Doll it's like a soft pink with a silver pearl through it, but if you look at the open pot of the lacquer this is how the gloss came when I ordered it, it arrived in like half, not impressed, I've obviously used the top bit of it , but it really did come like that, I only didn't take it back as I don't know if I would believe it myself.   Fuming is not the word though. Rant over!!!!!

The shine does come off when you eat or drink but you are left with some lip colour but would need through the day application although I just leave it at home as I don't carry the brush around.

My next purchase I think will be Hot Wired as this is described as Shocking Fuschia (yes please)

They are also enriched with vitamins
















Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Review





I thought I would share something with you that does really work and helps sort out stressed out hair, well if its good enough for the beautiful AudreyHepburn then it is for us:
This is a product by PhilipKingsley and I cannot speak highly enough about it.
Basically this is a PRE shampoo treatment, and you literally dampen your hair with water, not soak it, I normally just stand by the sink and put water on my hairbrush and brush it through the mid lengths and ends of my hair.  I then pump a bit of the product onto my hand as above and work it through my hair, and with that I mean mid lengths and ends this is really good for fine hair which I have hence I stay away from the roots.  But if your hair is thick or curly or Afro or any type this would be a good product for you.

Once I've worked it through the hair you can then either leave it on for 20 minutes with a shower cap on to penetrate the product, or you can do it like I do tie it in a ponytail and go to bed leaving it on overnight.  In the morning you just jump in the shower and rinse it out and then wash and condition your hair as normal.  And believe me for that day I think if got the best hair ever, well you have to dream don't you.

I mentioned earlier that I pump this product into my hand this is because I've got the enormous 500ml size that I picked up from QVC.COM I love QVC because I got this on easy pay which means you can pay for it in instalments normally over two or three months.  Plus if a product is not right for you, you can send it back even if you have used it.

For the size I've got from QVC.COM it costs £55.00 but it's currently at the easy pay option of £13.75 plus postage for the first payment and then just the £13.75 till its paid.  It's a lot easier to justify the spending then and it's worth it.


The Elasticizer does come in smaller sizes and is available in a pot and a tube and you can get it from loads of places like FeelUnique and JohnLewis.Com.


I'm not affiliated with any brands, but just try and test products to see if the expected results are true sometimes they are sometimes they are not, but just because something doesn't work for me it may for you, or I may like it and you might not.

Have you tried it?

Has it helped?

Would you recommend any good products for stressed out hair?

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Friday, 21 June 2013

Makeup Bag Mooching:: What I Found..


                                                                              


You know what's it like if you are a makeup junkie like me, you go on a good few beauty shopping escapades and use your products and then you do it all again and your makeup ends up in a circle of using your newest things and the older stuff gets put away.   So I thought I would look in one of my makeup bags that I haven't stuck my nose in for a while, so here are a couple of things I found.
They are as follows

1. Givenchy.Phenomen.Eyes this costs £22.00 from HouseofFraser.Com

2. DiorSkin Nude Concealer in shade... 001/Ivory £21.00 from HouseofFraser

3. Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black £11.00 from Clinique.com

4. Mac Cream Colour Base In Hush £14.50 from Mac.Cosmetics.Com

So I'll start with The Givenchy Mascara I haven't used this for a while, after buying this after reading several positive reviews on it, and how good it was for coating every single lash. Thought I'd get it as we all like big impact lashes don't we? So it came and I was intrigued I had never seen a mascara wand like it, (shown further down) Well lets just say after using it I looked like I had been crying for 3 weeks solid. Why? Because I couldn't get to grips with the wand poked myself in the eye about 200 times, smudged the mascara everywhere and it took me ages to coat my eyelashes with this weird ball like wand. Maybe you have had better luck with it and love it, I'm sure if you are not a clutz like me, it may look amazing.

Right the Diorskin concealer, absolutely nothing bad to say about it, it's a hydrating concealer as stated on the tube.  I found for me this was the case, has excellent coverage, lovely creamy consistency and lasted under my eyes all day, whether I had used a brush or patted with my fingers.  I hope you found this to be the case this one is being resurrected into my current makeup bag..

The Clinique Bottom Lash mascara again what a fool I am, note to myself to get my nose in the makeup bags sooner than later....This is a little darling, for those of you who struggle coating there lashes with big wands, this mascara has to be the one, the brush is tiny for you to coat all those little bottom lashes.  It comes in a little bottle but you only need a bit for your bottom lashes.

And again another classic the Mac colour base, this one for me anyway I just use as a highlighter and it gives you a lovely pearly glow on your skin, ideally I use this at the top of my cheeks especially when your skin needs a nice pick me up this is great. Nice put on the skin with a brush or fingers, gives a nice boost.

Are you like me and forget what you have got?

What products have you found you are using again?






























Friday Fundays Hair and Feet



                                                                                                          
                                                                     




Happy Friday everyone today I'm putting a couple of items I've tried this week in the mix.  From top to toe so sorting out the hair & feet.  I had a sample from a magazine of the new L'oreal EverRiche shampoo, gave it a go and thought it was nice so decided to order the shampoo and conditioner in the range. I couldn't find it in my local Boots as its quite small so I ordered them from feelunique.com instead, the shampoo and conditioner cost £5.10 each.  The shampoo contains no sulphates well I have no idea what sulphates are but I googled it and they are cleaning agents, and in some cases could be harmful or not to good for the hair.  The shampoo and conditioner are enriched with botanical oils, camelina and apricot seeds, it does say it's good for very dry rebellious hair.  If I tell you about my hair, it's just below shoulder length and has been blonde, brown, and is now a dark red, I try my best to look after it but you can imagine after multi dyeing it how dry it is.  I found the shampoo and conditioner to smell lovely and lathered nice and did make my hair a little softer I'm never going to end up with hair like silk but it did do a good job, and with the reasonable price I would give it a go.  I've also noticed that L'oreal Ever Riche have intensive masks as well, haven't tried those but I might in the future. 


The next product I've tried this week is the BurtsBees Coconut Foot Cream this is available from boots.com and costs £11.99, now I'm a bit biased with this as I LOVE coconut in everything from sun cream to moisturiser to Bountys bit random I know but basically you may have guessed I love coconut.
You don't even have to open the tube and you can smell the Coconut, I assumed the cream would be white but its yellow as my swatch shows, There is Lanolin and Glycerin in this product to basically sort your feet out.  My feet are sooooooo dry and I do suffer from quite hard skin to, which is really not nice so I've caked my feet in these for over a week now and worn socks to bed to help the cream absorb, and. The cream has really helped my feet and made them much much softer. The cream soaks in nicely and does really make them softer.  So if you suffer from dry skin or tired feet this is the way to go.  Even if your feet are in good condition then just using this to keep them that way is a good thing.

Have you tried either of these products?


What do you think? 

I really would like to hear your comments and I will answer them all

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Little Pots Of Dreams Chanel Illusion D'Ombre






Whilst visiting my local Chanel counter I stumbled upon these little gems, basically they are long 
Wear luminous eyeshadows.  What they mean by that is they are sort of multidimensional (massive word for me) which in my terms are they are not one flat colour but they have at least three other colours mixed in with them.  They come in a lovely black and gold square box, and you get a little Chanel brush with it.  When you first open the pot the first thing I thought was they looked like the things bank clerks used to use to count money, I can't remember what they are called but they were 
wet and the clerk used to dip there hand in them and count. 

You can use your finger to apply the eyeshadow or a brush, I find both are fine, if you use a light swatch you get a light shimmer of colour, and if you want a more intense look you just layer up the look.  The best things with these shadows are you can double it up as a liner and that looks really lovely...  I've got three of them at the moment in the colours Illusoire, Mirifique, and Ebloui, and honestly they are my favourite and the effects are amazing, My favourite is Ebloui the reason for that is its purple toned with bits of silver and green in sounds weird but gorgeous. For the perfect smokey rocking eye it has to be Mirifique it's like a dark smokey colour and is a class eyeliner to, 


The chanel.com website has a range of other colours which I've noticed a pinky salmon toned shadow and there is a gold coloured one and a nice khaki shade, I think I'm going to have to invest in these they are such a good buy as they do last on the eyelid, you don't get the irritating fall out of the shadow and you can layer them and use as eyeliner. 
Credit where due they are worth the price tag of £ 24.00

I'm not affiliated with Chanel and I would speak honestly if I had used something that wasn't worth the money, no matter how expensive or Cheap the item is if it's good I will say, and if its bad I will also say. 

But with anything I would always recommend testing first so go into Chanel and have a look first.

Have you tried any? What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to hear your comments

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Mirifique Illusoire Ebloui 
























Saturday, 15 June 2013

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres (posh lipgloss)





   

                     



This is a stand alone post for a worthy product.  As the long title lets you know the true name of the lipgloss but for my post it's going to be YSL lipgloss.  First of all I got it from johnlewis.com and it cost £23.50 and like me you probably think "that's an expensive lipgloss" and I agree it is. But il let you know the pros and cons further on...
The lipgloss comes in around 24 different shades ranging from Beiges to Oranges to Bright Reds and Browns, Plums and Pinks. So there's a shade for everyone no matter whether you are pale like me, to olive and dark skin tones there's a beautiful shade to suit everyone.
I chose number: 17 which is a baby pink colour.  The packaging is nice, the bottom of the gloss is black with a little window with a little peep of whatever colour you have, the lid is gold with the initials YSL embossed on it, thumbs up for that.

The lip applicator as shown is a bit pear shaped, still not sure what I think of that, and the gloss does smell a little unusual, it's not gross but it's not lovely.  As the swatch on my hand indicates the top one is two coats and the bottom is one, so if you want the glossy finish which is quite a subtle one then do the two coats, if you would just like the stain you just need the one.
After wearing this all day in work eating my lunch and drinking teas and waters through the day, the gloss does wear off, but you are left with the stain which lasts all day.

So is it worth it you ask?

I think it is, the cons I would say are the price, it's not a cheap one,
The size, it's only 6ml, but then if you are only applying it once a day it will last
The applicator, I think that's just me being fussy
The smell it's not ideal

The pros are the longevity of the stain
The range of colours
The beautiful packaging

Have you tried it yet? If so what shade

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Laura Mercier Body Soufflé Creme Sampler Set




I ordered the Laura Mercier Soufflé Sampler set after buying the larger version of  the Almond Coconut Body soufflé, I love that one so much and use it every night. How would I describe it? As cheesy as it sounds, it's heaven in a jar. The jar is lovely in itself and doesn't look out of place on
display in your bathroom, which is how I've got it.
My routine after a bath or shower when my skin is still a bit warm I dip my hand into the soufflé, now if I'm perfectly honest the texture feels a bit like whipping cream or you know that squirty cream   You buy that's for cakes, and I know it's wrong but most of us probably do it, but when it sat in the fridge I have cheeky squirts of it in my mouth...anyway sorry for detracting and going on about my sweet tooth.  But the texture is really light, so anyway I rub that into my skin.
This sinks in really really well and the smell is just amazing it's so nice.  The downside is you really do want to eat it.  Once that's done I go to bed wake in the morning and my skin is really soft, and still smells of the coconut and almond even after being asleep all night.

This is what prompted me to buy the Sampler sets, it's always always always a good idea of anything you buy to try before you buy, otherwise you spend out on something you haven't tried, and if your lucky you like it, or what's happened to me before your skin reacts to it, blotches, or breakouts grrrr, so with anything even mascara I try and get a sample first. So as I said I bought the larger jar in the Almond and Coconut from johnlewis.com it's currently £43.50 but I got when the shop had a sale so I had quite a big percentage off.  Although clearly I didn't take my own advice as I had bought the sampler set after the large jar, but that was only after visiting the Laura Mercier counter about 3 million times and dipping my hand in, the same amount of times, so I definitely tried it first.

So I ordered the Sampler set online which is unfortunately limited edition, from ebay.com
you may get it if its also back in stock from spacenk.com.  When it arrived you can smell it before you open it, that's a good thing in my opinion. You get 4 jars of the body soufflé in the following:

1.  Creme Brûlée

2. Creme de Pistache

3. Almond Coconut Milk

4. Fresh Fig

These are all 100g each so not a bad size for sampling, but not a good travel option as the jars are glass, but then you can decant.

My favourite is the Almond Coconut Milk, followed by the stunning Fresh Fig which I really like, my least favourite is Creme de Pistache which I'm not fussed on....but you may hate them or love them but there moisturising properties are lovely.

Forgot to mention they cost me £35.00 online.






























Friday, 14 June 2013

Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour


I've been dying to try one of the Chanel Lip colours for ages, now I don't know if it was because I was sucked in by the hype or whether I just thought hmmm how lovely one would look in my handbag.  Like most people who wear makeup, I've got the usual tons of lipsticks, balms, and lip glosses, pencils that are like a stain on the lips anything and everything that puts the desired colour on your lip.  But there is usually that issue if its a gloss it's sometimes too gloppy or sticky and if its a lipstick too drying or sort of peels off your lips.
So one payday I bite the bullet and thought right I'm going to splash the cash and get the lipstick I wanted which was the Chanel Rouge Creme lip colour....

The shade I bought was number: (79) Plumetis which I chose as its a nice neutral nude colour which I wanted.  There are loads of shades to choose from which is a plus, obviously the packaging is another plus as I love the black and gold design, and I love the interlocking C,s on the bottom.  The colour is lovely a nice neutral with maybe an element of a slight gold sheen,  the wearability it did last a couple of hours, but did lose the glow after I had eaten.
All in all was it worth the money? A steep £24.00 from selfridges.com I would say no.  That's not to say its not a nice lipstick it's comfortable and a nice colour, but I've had better lipsticks from Rimmel and obviously a lot cheaper.
        



The chanel name is embossed into the lipstick (lovely)



Please add your comments and thoughts do you like it? Would you recommend something as nice.

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Friday Fundays: Hair & Base For The Weekend


Good day all I've selected another couple of items out of my collection some of which will be useful if you are going out or just want to give yourself a nice little boost. I've put two items in the mix this week for hair, I've got very fine hair that's shoulder length and layered and I use these products regularly, the hairspray daily and the root booster on the weekend...

Fudge urban hairspray

The first product is Fudge Urban Iced Raspberry & Vanilla hairspray...This is available from superdrug.com and is priced at £4.99.  I think this is very reasonably priced.  First of all with this you notice the smell it's beautiful, I spray my hair with this everyday and I can smell it all through the day. I wear my hair to work differently every day either down, in a bun or ponytail and it keeps my hair looking shiny and in place all day, depending on your own hair type it should work for you to..I really rate this and I think you will to.





















The next product is called Fat Hair with 0 Calories sounds like Something from Slimming World doesn't it...Again I got this from superdrug.com I forgot the exact price of this but I know it wasn't expensive somewhere in the region of £4.00.  I bought this as my hair is so fine and looks flat for me and sometimes stuck to my head. Don't get me wrong i don't like my hair all poofy but I do like it with a bit of fake volume.  You spray this by your roots on clean washed towel dried hair.  It doesn't smell of anything really, feels a little bit sticky to the touch and the nozzle clogs up, which really bugs me.  You then blow dry your hair and it does help a little bit but I wouldn't say it's amazing.  You may find it great for your hair and I hope you do, but it's just not great for mine. 

The next product is Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. This product is priced at £19.00 and is available from houseoffraser.com and nars.com. If you are an eyeshadow fan like me then this is a must and it keeps your eyeshadow on all day, if you suffer from oily lids and I know a lot of you do, then it's still a good buy it just means that the length it lasts will be shorter than someone's who are not.





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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Laura Mercier Eye Brow Definer Review

I found a little gem when I went makeup shopping the other day, I was looking for an alternative to my eyebrow pencil which was fine but I just felt something different would be good.  So I stopped by Laura Mercier to have a look...Although I tried to keep my eyes closed if you know what I mean because otherwise I would have probably wanted to buy everything, and I can't...So I checked out the Brow Definers.  The pot is small, tiny actually but you don't need much to do your brows so its likely to be the equivalent of an eyebrow pencil...The colours are Fair, Soft and Warm.. I would say Fair is for Blondes and Soft is the colour I choose a light brown, and Warm would be for darker eyebrows and darker skin tones.

This is the colour swatched on my hand my hand is slightly tanned at the minute and I applied quite a bit of the gel to show you can get a stronger look if you add some depth.  The texture is as described as soft and this would be right as it is, the consistency is of a wax like gel mix so it does stay put on you eyebrow...I've got lots of gaps in my eyebrows where I go a bit nuts with the tweezers. So personally I need something to fill in the gaps and this was perfect for that....









I used my trusty Mac 266 brush you can see its got a slanted tip so it's good for eyebrows.
All in all I would say the Laura Mercier Brow Definer is a good buy.  The pros are good colours, lasts all day....the cons maybe the size and price...But they do say you pay for what you get.



The brow Definer costs £16.50 and you can get from Houseoffraser.com and johnlewis.com and lauramercier.com and spacenk.com


Do you prefer pencils or gels let me know what you think, or if you want to email me or follow me please do at

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Friday, 7 June 2013

L'Occitane Hand Creams

A staple for most girls handbags is hand cream and which one to use when there are loads and loads around.  There are plenty To choose from but when you are on the go and need your hands moisturised quickly you need one that sinks in fast and is not sticky.



And I really rate L'Occitane hand creams for so many reasons but the main is the moisturising property's. 

The above is the original which I believe they sell one every three seconds.  No surprise as it smells lovely and sinks in so quick.


 These are my limited editions in Rosé petals and the stunning Vanilla Flower (my favourite)

 The consistency is rich and thick


The hand cream are enriched with 20% Shea butter which is a nut from the African Shea Tree and this promotes cell regeneration and is good for circulation.  So all in all is a top rated hand cream that does the job and smells great.

The rose petal limited edition smells beautiful and is not to over powering, I feared it maybe but it smells gorgeous...I couldn't stop sniffing my hands all day...Sounds worrying but I couldn't.


The Rose Petals are available as part of a duo from: 

QVC for £28.20

The original Shea butter available from: Look Fantastic, Feel Unique & Debenhams are starting from:: £17.10