Showing posts from May, 2010

Kosmea Eight Natural Wonder serum

As I’m only 19, soon to be 20, I didn’t feel like I could give this anti aging serum a proper review so my mum quickly swooped in and said she’d love to try it.
I have a few little thoughts from using it once so here’s my first thoughts review. I don’t like the pump, it doesn’t allow you to pump a little bit of product out, you have to push it all the way down. I love the scent! I was quite surprised to see a normal looking cream instead of a gel like formula which I associate with serums. I really loved the smell, reminded me of Liz Earle products.
Anyway here’s my mums first debut on my blog! “My daughter passed this product on to me to review. I really do like it; the smell of roses is wonderful. The cream soaks in well and doesn’t leave any film on the surface of the skin. I use it morning and night and my face feels smoother, softer and a lot less dry. I think my wrinkles are less noticeable because of this. I haven’t had to use any other moisturiser while using the Kosmea face serum.…

A bit of shopping

I did a bit of retail shopping on Friday as Wednesday wasn’t a very good day! Job interview  + migraine = bad times :( I didn’t manage to find Barry M’s mushroom in either Superdrug or Boots but I did get some of the other polishes I’d been after for a while. As you can see I took full advantage of the Superdrug/Boots 3 for 2 offer! Revlon Minted (028), Revlon Lilac Pastelle (031), Barry M Berry Ice Cream (308), Barry M Pale Turquoise (295), Barry M Pale Pink (309) and finally Barry M Pink Iridescent (264).

These three polishes were found at a car boot sale last week for a mere 50p for all three. There were more Nails Inc but as I was asking how much the polishes were a sneaky woman bought them, I wasn’t happy! haha Nails Inc Elizabeth Street, Barry M Bright Pink (279) and Barry M Gold (289).

Barry m’s lip gloss wands smell amazing but this orange one has to be the nicest! It smells of starburst! It looks scary in the tube but worn lightly it can look lovely. Not so sure about the toffee o…

Lovea's Moroccan Argan Brilliance Shine Shampoo

I’m trying to cut all the bad ingredients out of products I use and shampoos have been the hardest! Unlike skin care, I don’t want to spend a lot of money on hair care so finding a cheap alternative was quite hard to do. Once I found one I found a million! I wanted to finish the bottle of shampoo I was currently using before opening this one so I was able to read a couple of reviews which made me more excited to use it and put my own two scents out there. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now so here’s my quick but thorough review: ♥ I like the packaging, perfect colours for this lovely weather we are having ♥ A bit more of the information on the back to be in English would be preferred ♥  Love the smell but can’t quite pin point it ♥  It’s runny but I personally prefer that in a shampoo ♥  Lathers just as well as my other shampoos. It won’t lather as well as say Herbal Essence as it doesn’t contain SLS which is the lathering agent used usually ♥  Hair felt nice and clean afterwards ♥  My…

Miners Sweet lips

I saw these on Laurens blog and liked the sound of them smelling like calpol!
L-R: Melba, Cady Love, Blancmange There wasn’t any swatches on Laurens blog of the lip glosses but now I have them I can see why. They aren’t pigmented at all! They look lovely in the tube but basically come out clear. This isn’t a big problem for me as they smell lovely and are so smooth! They are great glosses for layering over lipsticks when you don’t want to hide the colour. They are only £2.99 as well and come in such cute packaging! I’ll definitely be buying more once they run out :) xoxo

First impressions on Superdrug MUA

I made an order of a few pieces from the new range at Superdrug and this is what I got :)
Nail polishes: no.18, no.4, no.5 Eye shadows: no.11, no.12, no.4 Lipsticks: no.4, no.6 Lip gloss: no.2 Blusher: no.1 So just a quick over view:
♥ I like all the packaging apart from the blusher which feels cheap.
♥ Light pink polish is very sheer, more French manicure. The other 2 are great.
♥ Eye shadows are really pigmented and I’ll definitely be buying more.
♥ Bright pink lipstick is very sheer but other is very pigmented.
♥ Lip gloss smells great, colour not so much.
♥ The blusher is a lovely colour in pan and swatched on the finger but once brushed onto the cheeks just fades to glitter and has a lot of fall out.

Over all, I’d say you should go to a store and swatch everything as I’d probably only have bought half of what I got if I’d done that. I am going to go to a store though and see if the rest of the eye shadows are as good as these and see what the other lipsticks are like.

Have you bought an…

What I won from Flake

I think I’ve bought 2 packs of six flakes and won with 4 of them! It took a while as the website kept on crashing which was really annoying, I wanted to see if I’d won! So I chose two lipsticks and two lip glosses. My plan was if I won any others I’d do a little giveaway but my asda has stopped selling the Benefit ones and are back to the boring flakes :( l-r: La La Land, Do Tell, Life On The A List, Fresh Squeezed. L-R: La La Land, Do Tell L-R: La La Land, Do Tell, Fresh Squeezed, Life On The A List The lipsticks were really hard to photograph in the bullet but the swatches represent the true colours, I’ll post photos of them on the lips at a later date. As you can see they are super pigmented, this is only two swipes! They are both really creamy and non drying on the lips. I already own one Benefit lip gloss which I love, the formula is great and these two are exactly the same! A list is less pigmented but looks great layered on other lipsticks. Fresh squeezed looks great on it’s own  or…

Two lovely tops from H&M

I bought these two tops to take away with me on holiday and I really love them :) They’re both from H&M, one from the Garden Collection and the other their normal range. I went to the bigger H&M where I live and there was literally 6 pieces left from the Garden Collection and only 1 size in each which was really disappointing! I should have gone sooner as I’d fallen in love with a few of the pieces on the website. I did find this top though! It was one of the ones I liked from the website but … it was size 16 which is far too big for me, or so I thought! I tried it on and as I can make the ties below the bust as tight or loose as I want it looked great :) It looks great with shorts, leggings and jeans and makes me feel all happy and summery while wearing it. Another great thing about it is that it’s made out of 100% recycled polyester! It got it’s first outing when we went walking down The Rambla’s. Whilst walking to the till I fell in love with this t-shirt too! I love stripes…

April Favourites

This is my first monthly favourites post but I'm not sure how well this will go as my favourite products don’t really change but I’ll try! ♥ Lush Yummy Yummy Yummy shower gel – This month I’ve slowly been adding in bath/shower products into my routines as my eczema is much better at the moment. I’ve been adding a little bit of this into baths to scent them rather than using it as a shower  gel. I’ve not got much left so this is a good way to use it slowly. I think this is one of the products that Lush is discontinuing but I’m still not sure if I’m going to re-purchase this once it’s ran out as I’m trying to take sls/parabens out of the products I use. ♥ Liz Earle Eye Bright – For Christmas I got a small bottle of this in a kit and loved it instantly! It is by far the best eye make-up remover I’ve tried. It can also be used as an eye treatment to brighten up and soothe your eyes. I’ve been without it for about a month but finally bought a new bottle at the start of April. ♥ Dermol Lo…

I’m back from Barcelona :)

I’m back home in not so sunny England! I had such a great time in Barcelona and it was a much needed break, not just for me but for my parents as well :) A lot of the photos I took are for future use in art projects so I wont bore you with hundreds of photos! Here’s just a few :) I’m off to the post office tomorrow to pick up all my parcels which I’ve missed so expect a few buying posts and my April favourites.
It was raining on the morning we were meant to go to Park Guell so we went to the Chocolate Museum instead as it was right by our apartment. It was actually really good! We got a bit of chocolate too, tasted so good! :) It was a really interesting exhibition for any chocolate lover and the chocolate models were amazing! It’s up! This was by far my favourite :) The sun came back out in the afternoon so we went to Gaudi’s Le Sagrada Familia which was amazing! I love Gaudi and was the main reason I wanted to visit Barcelona :) I really hope that I can come back and see the finished thi…

Review: Lush Ceridwyn’s Cauldron bath melt

Just a quick Lush review which has been sitting in my drafts for months. I can't post anything else at the moment as I'm still away but I've got a lot of posts half written I just need to take the photos :)
Lush describes this as “Magical, relaxing melt for softer skin. It could be the ultimate bathing experience, but we won't know that until we finish inventing them. For now, it's as wonderful as you can get. We recommend lots of candles around the bathroom and the phone turned off for this one. Each melt is wrapped in muslin, dipped in wild flowers and tied with a ribbon. According to the spell it is based on, if you spit three times in the water, your wish will come true. Cocoa butter and walnut oil melt into the bathwater, frothing slightly, leaving you a muslin bag of whole oats to give your skin a soothing and gently-scented scrub. It's truly lovely.” What I think: I would usually split the bath melts in two but as this was inside a muslin cloth I decided t…

Barcelona Zoo

I love going to the zoo and so do my parents so Barcelona Zoo was on the list of things to do :) I couldn’t believe how close you could get to the animals! You could feed the llama’s and the hippo’s were literally a step away with no proper fence. You can see in my photos just how close we could get! None of them are on zoom! There was also a dolphin show which was great, I’ve never been to one before! I couldn’t take any good photos as I didn’t want to spend the whole time looking at the camera and missing the show :) I've kept these photos small as there’s going to be a lot! Click the photos to see them bigger :)     If you click on this photo with the seagull you can see it’s little spotty baby! So cute!