Showing posts from February, 2012

February Favourites

Not a lot of favourites this month as I just haven't been buying anything apart from the necessities. I'm trying to using the products I already have and actually finishing them. From this I'm also discovering old favourites I'd forgotten about.

Korres Body Butter - I haven't tried too many Korres products before but this has made me want to buy some. I love the scent, really fruity although I'm not 100% sure what a quince actually smells like. It's a thinner body butter than others I have. Sometimes I prefer that on an everyday basis and just save the thicker ones for when my skin is feeling really dry.

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser - The past two weeks or so my skin has been a nightmare! It's been really dry and flaky but also really sensitive. This moisturiser is the only thing that can calm it down and reduce the flakiness.

Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara - With the disappointment of the last mascara I bought I went with one that I've had before and k…

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Perfume Bottle // Sunny Weather // Pancake Day & Giving Up Chocolate For Lent // More Chuck // Currently Reading. 
001 Completely forgot to post my Week In Photos on Sunday so it's a bit late and being posted today!

Essie Nice Is Nice & Zebra Konad - NOTD

Decided to add some zebra stripes to my Essie manicure. I used the Konad plate with a silver polish from Rimmel which looks really subtle against the purple. It looks even better with a layer of Essie's Matte About You.

Munio Candela Soy Candle In Relaxation

I'm a big candle lover but have to be careful with what I use as some can really irritate my skin. I love Yankee Candle tarts but find they can set off the eczema on my face and just make my skin really itchy. Such a shame as they all smell amazing! This is where soy candles come into it as I've heard they're better for you.

I've heard of soy candles before but haven't tried any until this one from Munio Candela*.

Soy candles are simply better for you, your family and your environment. 
Better for the indoor and natural environment. 
Burns without toxins, carcinogens or soot.  
Burns up to 50% longer than traditional candles.  
Cruelty free, contains no animal products.  
Contains no genetically modified material.  
Biodegradable and derived from renewable sources. 
Cleans up easily with soap and hot water. 

This particular candle from Munio Candela is housed in a paint can which is just perfect and the little drawing of the elephant is really cute. Everything is hand made…

Essie Topless & Barefoot - NOTD

I always seem to gravitate towards nude colours when I'm not sure what to paint my nails. I got this little mini polish in a set, I'm thinking maybe a spring set? I can't really remember. It came with a pink, purple and blue.

It wasn't a very good introduction to Essie polishes as I'd heard so many good things about the brand. But the quality of this set is horrible. They're thin and streaky and take at least 3 coats to look ok. Apart from the Blue which is slightly better. Since buying this set I have bought two other Essie polishes which I love but I'm still not convinced.

The colour of Topless & Barefoot really depends on your skin tone. In the bottle it comes off as nude, on my nail wheel it looks more of a tan-nude. With my skin tone it looks more pink/purple, similar to Utopia from Models Own.

This is three coats with Models Own 3 in 1 topcoat. I really like the colour but the application always puts me off wearing it.

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Chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake // Love Hearts // New mug // Currently reading // Playing Limbo //

001 I put up a nail polish blog sale this morning as I'm trying to get my collection down to the ones I like and know I'm go to use. There's a mix of OPI, Essie, Revlon, Rimmel, W7 and Models Own. Check it out here.

Guppy 08 Red Glitter - NOTD

Another Guppy polish, definitely one of my favourite brands at the moment. You can buy it from Ebay for about £2 with free delivery.

This one is a bit thinner than the pink one I posted about the other day so really needs two layers. Once again, it's a matte polish than can be transformed with a good layer of topcoat.

One thing I never mentioned in my previous post is how easy they are to remove! It's what makes me wear these polishes over other glitters.

Shopping The Stash 001

Following on from my blog post last week about about de-cluttering my make-up collection, I'm now working on using up what I have left. I've put a selection of products that I wanted to keep but don't use that often in a glass which I'm going to use until they're finished. Some will be used up really quickly so I'll just add a new product when I've done so.

At the moment I'm trying to use up: depotted Urban Decay Primer Potion // Bourjois Eyeshadow in beige rose // Essie Topless & Barefoot // L'Occitane hand cream // Carmex lip balm // George volume mascara in brown // Barry M lipgloss in strawberry milkshake // E.L.F lip balm in mellow melon.

Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask

This Brightening Mask* from Liz Earle is the perfect pick me up for this time of year when our skin is much drier and overall looking duller than normal. Simply apply to clean, dry skin and leave on between 30 seconds and 2 minutes. Then gently wipe away with a muslin cloth soaked in warm water.

I use it once or twice a week in the morning depending how my skin is feeling and I find two pumps covers my whole face. I'm not keen on the scent but can ignore it as it's a mask and it'll be washed off.

Although it says it's not suitable for sensitive skin I haven't had any problems especially as I don't use it every day. I'd say try doing a patch test if you're not sure if you'll have a reaction which is what I did. I also sometimes mix it with my cleanse & polish so it isn't as strong.

As with most of the Liz Earle products, you can buy a mini sized tube to try it first and see if you like it which is £5 along with a muslin cloth. It's also …

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Kitten Cat turned up at my door // New desktop calender for my laptop via Geninne's Art Blog // Freshly washed bedding // Drink fail! Looks amazing, tasted horrible! // Fancy envelope // Washi tape arrived // Stuck some of my photographs to the wall with said Washi tape // Ginger beer // Making a bracelet // Much nicer and healthier milkshake // Currently reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

Washi Tape

I just got my first rolls of Washi tape in the post today so thought I'd blog about them. I first read about the Japanese tape through Stylizimo Blog and I've been looking at all the different designs ever since. I couldn't decide what to get, did I want colour? patterned? plain? I then spotted this trio of greys which had £1 off and thought they were perfect. A mix of everything and a really nice simple colour. The main thing I'm going to use these three for are wrapping presents and gift tags. Although I want to get some more and do other creative things with them. I bought mine from the actual Washi UK site but you can buy them on Ebay and Etsy.

All these images are what inspired me to buy them and what I'm going to make with them.

Seven Deadly Sins - Tag

I was watching Alison's video the other night and thought it translated well into a blog post and wanted to do it myself. I'm not going to tag anyone but if you want to blog it or even make a video, leave your link in the comments!

1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive? 
Most inexpensive beauty item has to be anything from the £1 range from MUA. In particular their eyeshadows, even though I only have three, they all have great pigmentation and are really creamy.

Most expensive product was quite hard to think of. First of all I was thinking my Nars Orgasm Illuminator but then I got that in my glossy box so didn't pay the full price, only the price of the box. Then I was thinking of Benefits Powderazzi but I won that in a giveaway so technically I didn't buy it. So I'm going with a perfume for this one and it has to be YSL Parisienne. I bought the 30ml first but then bought the 90ml as I was going through it so fast and was a…