30 June 2010

Ivi Scents

As it was my Birthday the other week it seemed right to try Ivi Scents and buy the Birthday Cake soap!
I’ve watched a few YouTube videos about Ivi Scents and was really intrigued about the brand and their products. They don’t use SLS in any of their products which is perfect as I’m trying to cut it out of all the products I use. They describe their products as fresh nontoxic bath and body products!

The soap is packaged in such a cute way! Zebra print with a hot pink label, I really didn’t want to open it and spoil the packaging but the soap smelled too good not to :)

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As you can see the soap is a very pale pink and is a great shape as it fits well in your hands. I really can’t get over the smell! It is amazing! It’s really sweet and does smell like Birthday cake but also reminds me of Ice cream flavoured chewits.

The soap lathers really well, not your traditional bubbles but more of a cream consistency which I prefer. It’s really moisturising too.

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The soap costs $6.50 which is about £4 which I think is a really good price. Shipping costs depend on what you buy but was really quick and came in great packaging. For me, shipping took about 8 days.

With my order I also got a free bath bomb, at the moment it’s a free soap! These are much smaller than Lush’s bath ballistics, it’s about the size of a golf ball. I think this is perfect though and all bath bombs should be this size!
It turned my bath water a lovely pink colour and also smelt amazing! Very sweet and lovely :)
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I really can’t wait to place my next order! I think I’m going to get the soap sampler set!
Have you ordered anything from Ivi Scents? Or thought about it?
xoxo
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29 June 2010

June favourites!

So this month I couldn’t think of any favourites apart from nail polishes!
I’ve really gotten into nail polishes again after a few months of not wearing any.

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If you want me to do a post on my nail polishes as my collection has grown significantly since I started this blog! Just leave a request in the comments :)

What are your favourites this month? Anyone else loving polishes?
xoxo
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25 June 2010

New ring

New ring which I absolutely adore!
Asos, £6.
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22 June 2010

Miracle moist tribe party

A bit of an overdue post but I had quite a few others already scheduled, better late then never though :)

Get ready to Set Sail Angels!
You’ll find this island inland,
On Suffolk st to be precise.
We launch at the hour of 7pm;
Think nautical, but nice…

When the postman gave this to me I seriously had no idea what it was! I was thinking to myself “what have I been ordering in my sleep!!” Once opened it was obvious what it was, my invite to the tribe party in Birmingham!

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Once we were greeted by the lovely Emma my bag was flung in the corner and stayed there the whole night, hence none of my own photos! I sneakily took this next one from the tribe party flickr account, you can see all the other photos from the night here. As you can see we all had a good gossip with cocktails in hand while waiting for all the Angels and guests to arrive :)

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We then all gathered around the two lovely hair dressers who told us some really useful techniques to make our hair look beautiful. They then demonstrated two really quick and easy hair styles, one was on me! I was really excited as I hadn’t done anything to it before I left the hotel.

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I haven’t had a chance to re-create the French pleat but when I do I’ll take some photos (if it goes well!!) as I didn’t on the night. 

Once the hair demo was complete we had a bit of food and then went on to a cocktail master class! We split into two teams, sadly my team lost but I blame that on the bar tender haha not on our actual cocktail making skills! We learnt how to make a John Collins, Cosmopolitan, Bramble, and a B52 shot. The night seemed to whizz by  and before I knew it, it was time  to leave!

We were given a goodie bag full of lovely products to use on our locks and a cute little rubber duckie :) The palm tree was full of chocolate covered macadamia nuts which were eaten on the train home! Also some lovely earrings from Love Hearts and Crosses.

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While taking this photo below I managed to break the earring!! So silly of me as I was going to include them in my giveaway as I don’t have my ears pierced. Now I’m going to make them into a little charm necklace :)

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My Tribe pack is still lost somewhere in the postal system (typical) so the lovely Emma sent out a replacement, there were chocolate buttons but they were eaten straight away :D

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I’ve got so many lovely products to try out, everything smells divine!

Thanks so much Aussie and 1000 Head’s for hosting such a fabulous and unique event! I had such a great time and it was lovely to meet everyone :)
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21 June 2010

Revlon Lilac Pastelle - NOTD

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Horrible formula but gorgeous colour
xoxo
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19 June 2010

My Birthday and my new love :)

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, it’s been really busy!! I had such a great Birthday yesterday, it was a lovely day just spent with the family :)

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I haven’t had one of these giant cookie cakes since junior school!!

What also made my Birthday better was the fact I finally had enough money to buy this baby! My DSLR :)

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My parents are already getting sick of me taking photos of them and I’ve only had it for a day! haha :D
It’s going to get it’s first proper outing Monday morning for the summer solstice where hopefully I’ll get some good sunrise shots!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend :)

xoxo
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10 June 2010

Glamour Magazine

I think Benefit and Glamour have teemed up for the past two years (please correct me if I’m wrong!) and they’ve done it again this year! I’d previously only bought one magazine each year but I couldn’t pick between these three so I got them all :)
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If bought on their own these would cost you £45 where as with the magazine it’s a lovely £6, bargain! Plus you get a good read out of the magazine and two to give to other people.
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So we have an eyeliner, an eye brightener and a concealer, all full size. These are bigger than normal pencils so I need to find myself a larger sharpener.
Have you managed to grab yourself all three?
xoxo
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05 June 2010

DIY Sunday

Last Sunday I finished some DIY’s I’d been planning for a while so I though I’d share them with you :)

First of all my new denim shorts! I loved my bench jeans, I’ve had them for years but now they’re a bit too short for me and kind of shapeless. My style/taste has definitely changed since I bought these! I couldn’t throw them away though, I think I bought them for £10 along with a pair of black bench jeans for £1.

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They originally had the destroyed feel to them but it seemed a bit too perfect so I took to the cheese grater and craft knife to make them a bit more rugged. I really like them as they’re sort of high waisted so will be perfect to pair with crop tops without showing too much skin.

I’ve had this cardi for a bout a year and have only worn it once! It was originally white but just didn’t suit my skin tone, I looked sort of dead in it! I loved the style, it’s really long and baggy = very comfy! I really didn’t want to throw it away so I dyed it a better colour. Navy Blue goes with everything and works for summer and winter.
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While I was dyeing the cardi it seemed a waste not to do anything else so I got this t-shirt and turned it into a simple tie-dye.
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About two months ago I’d started to shred the back which I’m planning to try and finish now I’ve dyed it. Once again the white t-shirt didn’t really suit me but I love it now!
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I’ll show you the finished t-shirt once I’ve done shredding it if you want :)
xoxo
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03 June 2010

[A'kin] Hydrating Mist

This is the last product I was send by mypure.co.uk and has to be my favourite!
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My skin hates the heat! My eczema flares up and I am likely to have a heat rash on my legs, not pleasant at all. This has been a life saver this month, especially the other weekend when England had a mini heat wave.
It does smell of roses but also reminds me of a flower drink I used to make (and could actually drink) when I was little, it’s great as it brings back so many memories. I don’t usually like flower scents because of my hay fever, I feel like it’ll set it off even though it obviously wont :) With this though the scent is really refreshing and nice, it’s quite strong after you first spray it but then blends really nicely into your skin.

I use this on a daily basis in the mornings all over my body instead of a heavy moisturiser which is perfect as I don’t suffer from dry skin, despite my eczema.

I also carry it in my bag, the packaging is perfect, no leaking yet! The clear lid clicks into the bottle securely. Talking about the packaging, I really like it. It reminds me a lot of Liz Earle, really simple and just what I like. Anyway, I am able to whip the bottle out if I want to cool down a bit or quickly hydrate my skin.
I’ve also been keeping it on my bed side table for those horribly hot nights.

This retails at £12.99 which I believe is a reasonable price as I’ve been using it so much. More information about the product can be found here.

I am so pleased to have been given the opportunity to review this product as it’s really become a life saver. I’ll definitely be buying another bottle at the start of next summer and maybe another one if this one runs out soon!
xoxo

Disclaimer: I was sent this to review as part of a bloggers panel for Mypure.co.uk, this will not and has not influenced my opinion on this product. All my reviews are honest.
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01 June 2010

May favourites

Sorry for the not so great photo! The sun is pretty much nonexistent today.
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♥ Eyeko Nude Polish – I love this polish, it is my (temporary) replacement for OPI’s metro chic.
♥ Barry M Pale Purple – Such a lovely summer colour and has great staying power!
♥ Lush Olive Branch shower gel – Since my Yummy Yummy Yummy ran out at the start of this month I’ve been using this. Once again I use this to add a scent to a bath instead of a shower gel.
♥ Clinique High Lengths mascara – I won this for voting in an awards thing, it’s great to wear in the day for really natural lashes or combined with another mascara for a more dramatic look.
♥ [Akin] – I’ve been using this non stop ever since I received it! It’s great for a quick spray to cool yourself down or for in the mornings when I don’t want to apply a thick moisturiser.
♥ Miners Sweet Lips lipglosses – I’ve been using these so much this month, they’re great for when I don’t really want to wear any colour on my lips but a bit of gloss and they smell divine!

Not too many favourites this month, there haven’t been too many new products and I don’t want to repeat the same products each month :) I have fallen in love with some of my purchases in the last few days so expect them to appear in next months post :)

Hope everyone had a great long weekend!!
xoxo
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