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OPI Y'all Come Back Ya Here

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
OPI Y'all Come Back Ya Here // three coats
CND Speedey Top Coat

Y'all Come Back Ya Here I love bright orange nail polishes although I don't end up wearing them too often on my hands, I usually save them for my toes. Due to the jelly formula, it looks a lot more subtle once on the nails than it looks in the bottle which I really like.

Application The formula of this polish, along with a lot of the others from this collection, are very thin and watery. I tend to call them jelly polishes, but OPI also call them sorbet nail polishes. No matter how many coats you apply, they're never going to look completely opaque. You can use a milky ridge filler as your base coat which does help to make them look a little more opaque. For a polish that is meant to be thin, it's not streaky and applies very nicely.

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Favourites // July & August 2015

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Deep Steep Sugar Cane Foot Scrub | £12.95 // Despite it being summer, my feet are in a horrible state and I think this is due to wearing sandals every day to work. I am also very lazy when it comes to applying foot cream, I hate my feet feeling sticky, so they've become very dry and have even cracked in one place on my heel. A few weeks back I made an effort to look after them a bit more and to apply moisturiser each night. To inject even more moisture into my skin I've been using this foot scrub from Deep Steep. Lets just start with the smell - it's good enough to eat! It smells like peppermint bark. It's a sugar scrub which is my favourite type as it's abrasive and the sugar dissolves into the water so there's no mess or waste. My favourite thing about this scrub and why I reach for it over a standard body scrub is that it's incredibly moisturising. It's packed full of different oils and once you wash away the sugar you can really feel them. This woul…

The Repurchases 008

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Sachajuan Volume Mousse | £20 // I bought this in the Beauty Bay sale for only £9. I couldn't believe it was so cheap after paying the full £20 for the first bottle. This isn't the perfect hair mousse for me, I'm still looking for it, but for now it's what I like to use to enhance my natural curl. It doesn't leave my hair feeling sticky, but it also doesn't quite have enough hold so my hair tends to go a bit frizzy after a couple of days. If anyone has any recommendations for curl enhancing mousses then let me know in the comments.

Burberry Lip Velvet Lipstick in Military Red | £23 // I can't seem to be able to find this lipstick anywhere online at the moment so I'm glad I bought it when I did. I got a mini version as part of a gift with purchase and I fell in love with it as soon as I tried it. I've struggled with finding a red lipstick that I like and that I think suits me and finally I have found it. I have very pale skin and red hair so I find th…

Skin Care Diary | August 2015

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Throughout each month, I'll be keeping a skin care diary and jotting down what I use on a daily basis. At the end of the month, I'll tally up what has been used the most and share the products with you. I have combination skin that can change between being extremely dry, spot prone, oily and sensitive as well as having eczema flare ups.
Liz Earle Eye Bright | Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel | REN Tonic Moisture Mist | Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair | Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream | A-Derma Epithéliale A.H. Cream | By Terry Baume De Rose.

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OPI Too Hot Pink To Hold Em

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
OPI Too Hot Pink To Hold Em // three coats
CND Speedey Top Coat

Too Hot Pink To Hold Em Too Hot Pink To Hold Em is a red/pink and although it looks quite similar to others from the collection, it's a really nice shade.

Application The formula of this polish, along with a lot of the others from this collection, are very thin and watery. I tend to call them jelly polishes, but OPI also call them sorbet nail polishes. No matter how many coats you apply, they're never going to look completely opaque. You can use a milky ridge filler as your base coat which does help to make them look a little more opaque. For a polish that is meant to be thin, it's not streaky and applies very nicely.

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Empties // August 2015

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Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water | £15 // This micellar water will always be one of my favourites and although I tend to buy the Garnier equivalent, I like to buy a bottle every now and again. This removes my eye make-up completely and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask | £22.99 // I feel like I've had this face mask for years so I made more of an effort to try and finish it over the past couple of months. I really liked this one, but haven't decided if I'm going to repurchase it or not as I have others that I really need to finish first and are quite similar. I used this mask when my skin was feeling either dry or irritated, but needed a deep cleanse.

Lush So White Shower Gel // I love the So White bath bomb Lush releases at Christmas so as soon as a I saw they had created a shower gel version I made an order. Unfortunately it was a limited edition product and I have no idea if they'll be bringing it back again this year. It…

Mini Reviews 050 // The Body Shop Virgin Mojito

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I asked for some of the Virgin Mojito range from The Body Shop for my birthday in June and I happily received three of them. I would have liked some sort of bath product to be included in the range along with the usual scrub, shower gel and moisturiser. I feel like a bath bomb or bath jelly would have worked really well with the mojito scent. I love the lime and mint scent as it's so refreshing and just smells like summer in a bottle. I also like that each product has a slightly different scent and the scrub smells slightly more like cucumber.

Virgin Mojito Body Scrub | £15 // I really like the gel texture this body scrub has and it feels very cooling on the skin.  If you've read any of my other reviews on TBS body scrubs then you'll know my opinion on them varies a lot. This is definitely not the most abrasive scrub I've tried, but does actually feel like it's doing something to my skin. You do have to rinse the bath out afterwards as the tiny beads in it do not d…

OPI Houston We Have A Purple

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
OPI Houston We Have A Purple // three coats
CND Speedey Top Coat

Houston We Have A Purple I love the name of this nail polish from the 2011 Texas collection! Houston We Have A Purple is a purple as you'd guess, but it has a hint of pink to it especially with the thinner formula. It reminds me of sweets for some reason when it's on my nails.
Application The formula of this polish, along with a lot of the others from this collection, are very thin and watery. I tend to call them jelly polishes, but OPI also call them sorbet nail polishes. No matter how many coats you apply, they're never going to look completely opaque. You can use a milky ridge filler as your base coat which does help to make them look a little more opaque. For a polish that is meant to be thin, it's not streaky and applies very nicely.

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Sunday Pamper 019

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Face Masks | What I'm using 001

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Oskia Renaissance Mask | £48.50 // This is a mini jar that I got with a gift with purchase a while ago but it's actually quite big so I've managed to properly test it out and have gotten a good few uses from it. It starts off as a peach gel-balm and then once you start rubbing it into your skin it turns into a white cream. You then leave it on for ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing off. The fruit acids loosen the top layers of the skin while the lactic acid stimulates cell regeneration. Since I do have very sensitive skin I only use this as and when I need it although it does say it can be used once or twice a week but no more than twice. After I've used this my skin always feels smoother and dry patches disappear. I love the Renaissance Gel Cleanser so I had a pretty good feeling like I'd like the mask version as well. Nearly £50 is quite a lot for a face mask and I get very similar results from using the First Aid Beauty Radiance Pads so I don't think I'd …

Shopping // Lush Old & New

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Dream Cream | £11.95 // I haven't had a tub of Dream Cream for a while so I added one to my basket. I like to pair it together with Dream Wash which has sadly now been discontinued but also brought back as a slightly different product. I find the rose and chamomile scent really relaxing and it really helps to soothe and prevent my eczema from flaring up. This tub also lasts me a really long time as only a small amount is needed.

Rose Jam Bubbleroon | £3.75 // I've tried this before it was reformulated so I'm intrigued to see how it has changed. The most obvious way is how it looks and I have to say I definitely prefer it this way. It just looks a bit more put together and less home-made. I looks slightly less like a macaroon now though. As you can probably guess by the name that the main scent of this bubble bar is rose but there is also lemon and geranium mixed into it.

Honey Bee Bath Bomb | £3.35 // I love this bath bomb although I haven't used it for a good year or tw…

My Little Gypset Box | August 2015

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Illustration | My Little World Newspaper | Hair Ties/Bracelets | Bag | My Little Beauty Bronzer | Korres Santorini Vine Body Milk | So Susan Colour Hybrid.
Gypset - (adj) Someone with a passionate soul, an adventurous mind and a bohemian nature.

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OPI Big Hair ... Big Nails

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
OPI Big Hair ... Big Nails // three coats
CND Speedey Top Coat

Big Hair ... Big Nails Big Hair ... Big Nails was the first nail polish I tried from the 2011 Texas collection and the first of the sorbet polishes. This is another nail polish that is described completely different so how I see it. OPI describe it as rosy pageant peach, but to me it's definitely a bright coral. It just screams summer to me.

Application The formula of this polish, along with a lot of the others from this collection, are very thin and watery. I tend to call them jelly polishes, but OPI also call them sorbet nail polishes. No matter how many coats you apply, they're never going to look completely opaque. You can use a milky ridge filler as your base coat which does help to make them look a little more opaque. For a polish that is meant to be thin, it's not streaky and applies very nicely.


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Brighton & Bexhill 2015

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Air B&B house // Park // The Lanes // Pier // Royal Pavilion // Bexhill-On-Sea // Bagelman.
More photos on my Instagram. Food recommendations (especially for vegetarians): Food for friends, Terre A Terre, Iydea, Pizzaface, Bagelman, Gelato Gusto (Brighton) and Di Paolo Cafe for gelato (Bexhill).

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