Friday, 16 March 2012

March Glossy Box: Harrods edition!!

Hey everyone!

Yeey!! I recieved my March Glossy Box a couple of days ago and was so so pleased with it!! This month was the Harrods edition so included extra special products!! WOOP WOOP!  So I recieved 6 high end products in my box as follows:

First up is a sample (1.5ml) of the Valentino - Valentina perfume! Mmm I love this, its so pretty and floral!! Defo gonna purchase the full size when i'm in duty free next week!

Full size retails for £53 for 50ml

Next up is 4ml of the Shu Uemura cleansing oil!! O.M.G I SERIOUSLY AM IN LOVE!! So my skin is oily, however this winter I have been getting small patches of dry skin on my face and so have been needing extra moisture in my skin! This cleanser goes on like an oil and when water is added in foams up into a milky formula.  My skin felt so soft and moisturized afterwards, and I still have about 2 applications left yeeey!  Think I may have to purchase the full size product, hehe.

Full size retails for £28 for 150ml

OK, so Lancome Hypnose mascara is my fave mascara of all time!! So I was really excited to try the Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara. Yey I love this mascara, the wand is a wave like shape and is perfect for both your upper and lower lashes!

Full size retails for £21, 6.5 ml

So this was the product I was most excited about!! The SK-II Skin Signature Moisturising Cream.  The sample size is 15ml and leaves my skin feeling really soft and hydrated! OMG this product retails at £127!! I would never be able to try this product out so i'm super super excited about it!! So far so good!

Full size retails at £127, 180g

Another mahoosive YEEEY!! I love Clarins skincare, so was really happy when I recieved the Extra-Firming Body Cream!! The texture feels really rich and luxurious, LOVE LOVE LOVIN IT!!

Full price retails for £39.50, 200ml

So last product in the box is the vitalising vitamin AB and C bath and shower gel by Molton Brown! Soooo refreshing!

Full size retails for £18, 300ml

So to conclude, I am so so so happy with my box this month! I highly recommend Glossy Box to all of you guys.  I calculated that for £12.95, I recieved £41.34 worth of product!

Thanks for reading!!

x x x x x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Nails of the day: Waterlilly

Hey guys!!

This is just a super quick Nails of the day post to show you my current nail colour obsession!!! As you all probably know, pastels are huge this spring/summer so i've been wearing my Topshop Nail Varnish in Waterlilly.....

So this is a very pale Lilac colour that looks almost white! I seriously Love it, it retails for £5 and i'm wearing three coats with my Sally Hansen Double Duty base and top coat!!

What are your favourite pastel nail varnishes??

Thanks for reading!!

x x x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Tag: This or That

Hey everyone!

So I saw this tag on Beautyfashionbyme's blog and thought i'd give it a go!! :)

Coke or Pepsi?   Diet Coke all the way!

Icecream or frozen yoghurt?   Definetly Icecream, but I do like a good bit of frozen yoghurt when i'm trying to be healthy.

Clothes or Makeup?  Aaaah tough one! I LOVE both, but i'd probably have to say clothes!  I think if you have a few key makeup products they will get you by, whereas you need a larger selection of clothes to experiment with different looks.

Hairspray or frizz lotion?  Hairspray, I like having a good hold on my hair and lots of volume :)

T.V or Book?  I watch more T.V than I read, however I do like to read and am currently reading 'A Stolen Life' by Jaycee Dugard.

Pool or Beach? Ok I love the beach but if I want to swim I'd prefer the pool because to be honest the sea freaks me out! :p

Water or Soda? Water

Sandals or Boots? Sandaaaals, cos that means its hot !! I LOVE the summer time.

Handbag or backpack? Handbag

Team Jacob or Team Edward?  Sorry guys but not a major fan of this! So neither ha!

Mall or Online shopping? If I know exactly what I need probably Online shopping but if not Mall, or shopping centre here in the UK!

Tennis or Football? Football, I find Tennis boring!

MAC or Maybelline? MAC <3

Thanks for reading guys!!

I tag you, let me know if you do this as i'd love to read it.

x x x x x

Re-kindled LOVE: MAC Lipstick in Faux!!

Hey guys!!

So last week I was going through my lipsticks and I found FAUX by MAC!! Now i've had this for a long time, but haven't worn it in ages. After applying it on Wednesday I have worn it every single day since!  It's always a good idea to regularly go through your makeup collection, cos if your anything like me you forget you have certain products and neglect them a little bit. I love it so much I thought i'd do a quick blog post on it...

Faux is a Satin finish so isn't matte but isn't super glossy either, its somewhere inbetween. The colour is a little hard to explain but here goes.... so to me it is a cool toned medium pink and goes with everything!!  It can be used with a dark, sultry smokey eye for the evening or just mascara in the day for a very natural look!

Today I paired it with a megashine lipgloss from NYX in the colour beige, this is what it looked like.......

Thanks for reading!

What are your favourite nude lipsticks??

x x x x x

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Look what I made: Jewelled frame!

Hey guys,

This is just a super quick post to share with you a cute little frame I made! :) Aswell as fashion and beauty I love making and designing my own little things, from photo frames to bath bombs! (oooh, thats a good idea for a new post- i'll show you that soon!)

This is just a plain wooden frame that I got in a pack of 3 from Ikea! I used tiny weeny nail gems, pearl beads from an old bracelet, bigger gems and a couple of fake roses off of on old hair band! I stuck them all on with extra strong craft glue and this was the finished result....

It was pretty time consuming but I had fun doing it and I really love the way it came out.  It just goes to show you really can reuse old bits and bobs to make something really pretty and girly! All I need now is a photo to put in it!

Have you guys made anything recently?

Thanks for reading.

x x x x x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

February Glossy Box! :)


So I recieved my February Glossy Box yesterday so wanted to share it with you guys! Most of you are probably already familiar with it but for those of you who aren't heres a brief description...

So Glossy Box is a monthly subscription that sends you five different high-end samples to try out for £12.95 including postage.  Now I say samples, but they are of an extremely good size and sometimes are even the full size!  While signing up online, you are asked to answer a few beauty questions that are used to tailor the box to suit you! Get your box here

Heres what I recieved this month ( I was really really pleased and I just LOVE how pretty the packaging is!!) I recieved two FULL SIZE PRODUCTS yeeeey!!

So this is the Dr. Bronner's magic organic fair trade hand santizing spray in Lavender, 59ml's (FULL SIZE!)
 Mmmm smells absolutely amazing and LOVE the way its in spray form (super quick and easy but also way more hygenic)

Full size retails for £3.99, 59ml

This is an energising Shower Gel from Como Shambhala , 50ml
Had a shower using this the day I got it and wow!! Super refreshing!

 Full size retails for £20, 300ml

Becca Beach Tint for cheeks and lips in the shade Watermelon, 7ml (This is the FULL SIZE!)
Yeey I was so excited when I saw this because i've never tried anything from Becca before. The colour is gorgeous and tastes like watermelon too! Heres a swatch...

This is a water resistant product as it is designed to be used on a beach! Im going on holiday next month so definetly going to be taking this with me! :)

Full size retails at £20, 7ml


So this is a mineral eyeshadow from BM Beauty in the Shade Noir, 1g (There is so much product in this pot I don't think i'll ever run out)
It is a matte black shade (a must have in any makeup collection)

Full size retails at £7, 2g

So this is the last item, the Styling Treatment Oil from Paul Mitchel, 25ml
 It is a clear, very soft oil in the flavour Wild Ginger.  Can be used in both damp or dry hair to smooth, hydrate and style!

Full size retails at £25.95, 100ml

To summarise I am very pleased with this months box, I calculated that for £12.95 I recieved £37.30 worth of product! Thanks Glossy Box!!

Thanks for reading!! :)

x x x

Monday, 20 February 2012

Tag: Would you rather...

Heeey everyone,

So I came across this tag as I was catching up with all my favourite beauty channels on YouTube, and thought it was really fun and interesting! I thought the questions were pretty funny so I decided to give it a go...

1) Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up, or nice hair and no make-up?

Messy hair and nice make-up all the waaay!! In my opinion if you have a put on your makeup really nicely no one will really notice your hair as they will just be looking at your lovely face! :D

2) Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?

Aaaaaaah!!!!!! Neither!! If I had to HAD TO choose I would shave my eyebrows because you can always have them tattooed back on. Also my eyebrows grow super quick so they would probably grow back over time.

3) Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?
Well seeing as I live in the UK I can't shop at Sephora!! I'm gonna switch Sephora for Boots instead.....Sooooo, I'd rather shop at Boots for the rest of my life than Mac because they sell many different brands and have a larger variety of beauty products!

4) Would you rather wear the lipgloss/lipliner look or 80's perm?
80's perm, I adore big curly hair and wish I had it :(

5) Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?
Tricky one- I would say obvious foundation line because thats easier to fix, hehe.

6) Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public?
MC Hammer pants all the way baby!

7) Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can't be covered?
Well I never spray tan so I guess tan lines...atleast they are natural!

8) Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair color?
DEFO bad hair colour cos that can be rectified easier than a hair cut.

9) Would you rather have youtube or twitter taken away forever?

10) Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?
I LOVE makeup brushes buuuut HELLOOO who can go without mascara forever??!! But then again makeup brushes make everything look so much more blended and flawless and you could always wear fake lashes!!  Ok, i'll go for makeup brushes with no mascara! booooo :(

Thanks for reading lovelys!

I tag you if your reading <3

x x x