Showing posts from October, 2012

Ahava Eye Make-up Remover

I'm always on the lookout for a new eye make-up remover to try and compare to my favourites. My top three so far are Liz Earle Eye Bright, Mac Pro Eye Make-up Remover and Etat Pur Micellar Cleansing Water. All three take off my make-up very quickly with no effort, leave no residue and don't irritate my sensitive eyes. Those criteras and products are what I compare other eye make-up removers to.

Recently I've been testing this eye make-up remover* from Ahava so thought I'd share what I think. I like the simple packaging and that the liquid is blue, it looks nice on my bedside table. It's fragrance, SLS and paraben free which is perfect for my sensitive skin.

I've used one other remover that you have to shake before using as the oil separates, it was one from Lancome and I really liked it. As the oil separates so quickly you do have to shake it every time you want to use it, even after you've done the first eye which I find a bit annoying.

It takes off every…

Top 5 Autumn Polishes

Models Own Concrete Mixer // Essie Case Study // China Glaze Dress Me Up // Sally Hansen Delphinium // Sally Hansen Commander In Chic. 
Autumn nail polishes for me are dusky dirty colours like these five. I save the darker colours for winter!

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Nail Polish Storage & Collection

I have a lot of nail polish, I've been collecting it for about 4 years, and it took me forever to find the perfect place to store it all. I'd love to have them all out on display but they last better and longer when in a dark cool place. Plus I just don't have anywhere to display them! I thought I'd share how I store mine in case anyone else was struggling to find something as well. It also gives me a chance to share my collection although I wont be going over each colour in this post. I think I'm going to do a separate post for each brand.

The Argos drawers hold about 90 polishes on average although it is hard to see the colours of the polish. To combat this I've added a little blob of polish onto the lid of the bottles so I know which color is which. It's usually Models Own, Eyeko and Nails Inc I do this for. It really helps and also makes them look nice when all lined up. I first saw this set of drawers in Fleur's nail polish video and loved it. I …

Week In Photos 110

Clinique Goodies // Little helper // Goodbye old stained glass // Finally getting round to labeling the drawers // Ikea shopping list // Few new bedroom additions // Bedtime reading.
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Models Own Wonderland Collection

Northern Lights // Southern Lights // Snowflake // Jack Frost // Blizzard.
Don't really need any words to show how beautiful these polishes are, the photos do it all themselves. Another great collection from Models Own! You can buy these in a set, along with the 3 in 1 topcoat, but I bought mine separate in Boots 3 for 2.

Snowflake is a great dupe for China Glaze's Luxe And Lush from the Hunger Games collection and looks amazing over black. In fact they all look amazing over black apart from the two Lights. I really can't pick a favourite but I think my top two are Jack Frost and Blizzard.

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Chalkboard Photo Frame

I picked up this photo frame from the unwanted pile at my mums studio. For what I wanted to put in the frame the wood needed to be black. Instead of using normal black paint I used chalkboard paint. Two coats later and it was done. This way I can either leave it with a matte finish or add chalk to it.

The image that's in the frame at the moment isn't going to stay there. I'm getting a photo of the cat printed but I just need to find somewhere good online that does larger than normal prints. Jessops doesn't seem to do larger than normal anymore which is where I've ordered from in the past.

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Korres Jasmine Lip Butter

I've been a huge fan of Korres lip butters ever since I bought my first one, wild rose. They're great lip balms and leave behind a nice subtle tint to the lips. Something I much prefer on an everyday basis than wearing a lipstick. I always have some sort of tinted lip balm in my bag.

I've wanted the jasmine version for a while but it's always been sold out. When I was making a little feel unique order a banner for the lip butters appeared at the top of the page saying they had a bit of money off. I had a look and finally it was back in stock!

I've been using it basically every day since and I can see me finishing this pretty quickly. To me it doesn't smell like jasmine at all which is perfect as I really hate the scent of jasmine. We have it in the garden and it's horrible. I can't pin point what the lip butter smells like but it's nothing like I imagined.

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Next New York Perfume

I seem to be going through my bottle of YSL Parisienne very quickly at the moment so I wanted to buy a cheap perfume for everyday and one that I could chuck in my bag and not worry about it. Where else can you go to buy a cheap perfume than Next?

I've used their perfumes on and off for about seven years I think and my very first was simply called fragrance or something like that. I've probably owned them all over the years.

I first smelt the New York perfume as a candle and loved it immediately so knew I had to have the perfume. I will be picking up the candle at some point though! It reminds me a bit of Paco Rabanne Lady Million as they have similar notes.
"A radiant, white floral fragrance with elegant jasmine and sun-kissed orange blossom. In spiring and cosmopolitan, this blend captivates and engages the senses." I really like the simple packaging, reminds me of the Marc Jacobs perfumes but on a smaller scale. I bought the 50ml for £8 but you can get the 100ml fo…

New Blogging Station

I got my old desk when I started secondary school so I've had it for about ten years and although I updated it a few years ago with plastic marble it still wasn't quite what I wanted. After a lot of looking on Ikea's website and mixing and matching I finally figured out what I wanted. My criteria was white, a good amount of storage, within my budget and it had to fit in the alcove in my bedroom with a bit of space on either side. My new desk perfectly fills all those points and I'm so happy with it. It's certainly made me want to sit at my desk and blog more instead of sitting on my bed. 

Now down to the Ikea names in case anyone's interested. The table top is Vika Amon with Vika Adils legs in white/white which is £23. The five drawer unit is Vika Alex and is £55.

I've wanted the Alex unit for such a long time, mainly to store my nail polish in, but it's the perfect height to sit under my desk and I can easily fit everything I need in it along with sp…