Showing posts from July, 2012

July 2012 Favourites

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant - I've included this little miracle product in favourites before but I've been applying this each night before bed and my lips feel great in the morning. Even in the summer I get really dry lips so a good lip balm is essential.

Barefoot Rose Eye Serum* - I can't rave about this enough, you can read my full review here. I've actually applied this every night this month which is crazy for me as I'd never been a fan of eye creams before or even tried that many.

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum - I just love the scent of this and wished all my skin care smelt like it. I can't even describe what it smells like, I just love it. This also works wonders for my skin.

Mavala Thinner - I never thought a nail polish thinner would actually work but this one from Mavala has been working wonders on some of my polishes that I may have otherwise thrown away. I can now apply those polishes with ease and can simply add a f…

Week In Photos 097

Crazy clouds // Breakfast in the post // Going bare nails for a month // More temporary tattoos // Loved the feather one // Shaytards salad // Nice light coming from the shed // Courgettes are growing! // Teasing grumps with a courgette flower // Asda now sells my favourite biscuits // First homegrown courgette has been picked and ate // DIY post coming soon // Cute mini roses // Currently reading and loving // More storm clouds // Very faint but double rainbow // Mini bunting // Keeping me company while at my desk. 
 001 My laptops been broken for about a week now, the fan's stopped working so it overheats in like 2 minutes so I can't use it. It's being repaired this week so it means I'm stuck using my mum and dad's desktop computer which is incredibly slow. Every programme just seems to make the computer freeze even simply opening google makes is freeze. Trying to edit these photos on photoshop was a complete nightmare. It's taken me an hour to get this pos…

First Impressions

I've put myself on a complete spending ban after making this feel unique order. I've bought most of the products on my wishlist so I shouldn't feel the need to buy anything for a while. I did manage to get £10 off my order though which I was really pleased about. I made two orders and used the code "highfive" for £5 off orders over £40 and then I randomly got £5 off my other order without using a code. Instead of just showing what I bought I thought I'd share my first impressions, sort of mini reviews as I've been using them all for a couple of weeks. Also as these have all been hyped/written about on blogs I probably wont be writing full reviews for most of them.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir - This was sold out when I tried to get it in London so I'm glad I managed to get it a little bit cheaper online. I went with the smaller bottle as I wasn't sure on the scent or how it would work on my skin. I've been using it for about 3 or 4 weeks now but I d…

Glossybox July 2012

July's Glossybox* is a bit of a mixed one for me as I don't really like two of the products. I also wish they wouldn't have so many variations on the boxes. The grass looks greener on the other side and all.

Collin Resultime Regenerating Collagen Gel - This is a brand I've never heard of before and it sounds like quite an interesting product. It can be used as a serum or a sleep mask. I've put a little bit on my hand and it's  made my skin feel very soft, interested to give this a go as I'm really liking serums at the moment.

Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturising Sea Spray - This is another brand that I haven't heard of before but I love sea salt sprays. It smells great with a kick of ginger which is really unique and interesting, never had a ginger scented hair product before. I'll be trying this when I wash my hair tomorrow night.

Monu Calming Cream - I've tried other Monu products in beauty boxes before and really liked them. This is a green-tinted c…

M&S Virtual Make-over // Autograph Purple Rain - NOTD

Todays NOTD is a bit of a different one, it's not actually my hand or technically on my nails. I used the new M&S virtual manicure to test the colour and how it looks on a hand with a similar skin tone to my own. There are certain shades of polish that just look horrible on my skin tone so this could be a good way to avoid this happening and save some money at the same time.

The colour I chose to test out, and is probably my favourite from the Autograph range, is Purple Rain. The base is a mixture of magenta and purple and packed full of different sized holographic glitter.

Leanne posted photos of Purple Rain the other week and it's a great dupe for OPI DS Extravagence which is one of my all time favourite polishes. The Autograph polishes only cost £6 although it's on offer at the moment for £4.50 (online only). You can also pick up your order in store for free which is great.

Have you tried any polishes from M&S?

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Week In Photos 096

Sorted my nail polishes out // Started a cross stitch // DIY mug // Painted my nails // Two car boot sale bargains // Sundays blog to do list // Finished my cross stitch.
001 Whenever I go to a car boot sale, more often than not I'll come away empty handed. Today thought I picked up two cameras at really great prices! I managed to pick up a Pentax film slr for only £5 with a case in a really good condition. I'll only know if it works properly or not when I get the film back but it's been fun using it today. Next up was a polaroid with 1 pack of film for £4. Considering you can pay like £20 for film that's a pretty great bargain. My camera collection has grown by quite a lot over the past month or two so think I might do a little post about them all.

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Seven Days, Seven Lipsticks 001

Topshop Infared // Mac Creme Cup // Revlon Smoked Peach // Mac Shy Girl // Revlon Pink Pout // Mac Cyndi // L'Oreal Lovely Rose
I always seem to get in a rut with things whether it's clothes or make-up. If I get something new then I'll use it/wear it constantly until I buy something else. I especially seem to do this with lip products so to try and get more wear out of what I have, I've started seven days, seven lipsticks. I've picked out a lipstick for each day next week so thought I'd show you them.

My favourite out of these seven is probably Creme Cup by Mac. It's such an easy pink to wear and it really suits my skin tone. I find Smoked Peach by Revlon quite hard to wear so it's been a bit neglected, hopefully with this it'll get some more use. Also Cyndi hasn't been used for a long time as it was limited edition and such a lovely shade I don't want to finish it. I really wish I'd bought a back up of it as well as Gaga!

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Joliebox July 2012

I was really surprised when the postman dropped off this months Joliebox this morning as I didn't even think I'd had an email saying they were being sent out. Again, I think the Joliemag is such a good idea and a great read and I'm really impressed with this months box.

Nailgirls nail polishes - I always hope to get nail polishes in beauty boxes as that's my obsession, it beats make-up for me. I'm really happy with the two colours I got, the one I didn't get is silver. The three colours are inspired by the Olympics. I haven't tried them out yet but from looking at them they look pretty opaque.

Etat Pur Express Purifying Mask - I always seem to like purifying clay masks so I'm really looking forward to trying this and think I'll put it to the test tonight. I've really liked the other Etat Pur products I've tried so I'm hoping this will be just as good. This is actually a full size product.

Jane Iredale Tantasia - This is probably the one pr…