Thursday, 30 May 2013

50 Random Facts about me.

I love reading these sort of posts so thought i would do my own 50 random facts so here it goes.

1 ~ I hate wearing lipstick
2 ~  I can't swim
3 ~  I can't drive
4 ~ My favourite colours are teal and lilac 
5 ~ I have two children, both girls
6 ~ I hate popcorn
7 ~ My middle name is louise 
8 ~ I love to read crime and sci fi books  
9 ~ My favourite meal is roast dinner
10 ~ I went from a uk size 16 to a size 8 in six months
11 ~  I dye my hair to cover grey hairs
12 ~ I have nine piercings in my ears
13 ~ I have seven tattoos
14 ~ Cats are my favourite animal
15 ~ I drink hot chocolate whenever i have a sore throat
16 ~ I have never eaten an avocado
17 ~ I hate olives 
18 ~  I like to drink flavoured water
19 ~ I like to be on my own a lot
20 ~ I absolutely love horror films
21 ~ I pretty much hate all chick flicks
22 ~ I'm 5ft 4 inches
23 ~ I have an unhealthy obsession with Jensen Ackles
24 ~ I hate dancing 
25 ~ I cannot juggle
26 ~ I like the smell of bleach
27 ~ I sometimes read for eight hours straight 
28 ~ My birthday is on the 20th of February
29 ~ I gave birth to my eldest daughter on a leap year
30 ~ I have never broken a bone
31 ~ I hate Eastenders
32 ~ I love the smell of books
33 ~ I hate folding laundry
34 ~ I don't drink coffee or tea
35 ~ I don't smoke  
36 ~ I have six brothers and one sister
37 ~ I never paint my toenails 
38 ~ I hardly ever drink alcohol 
39 ~ I hate the sound of my own voice on film
40 ~ I prefer nights in to nights out
4 ~ I'm rubbish at maths
42 ~ I hate wearing high heels
43 ~ I never iron
44 ~ I always sleep with one leg out of the cover
45 ~ I hate fifty shades of grey
46 ~ I hate fried eggs
47 ~ I prefer diet pepsi to diet coke
48 ~ I love the smell after it rains
49 ~ I love nutella 
50 ~ I have never left England 

What are your fifty random facts about you?

Monday, 20 May 2013

Recent nail polish purchases.

I seem to have gone a bit nail crazy, i can't seem to go within ten feet of nail polish and not walk away without one! So i thought why not show you guys my recent nail polish buys .
 Starting left to right:
Rimmel I love lasting finish in 060 Hot & Spicy-This is a lovely reddish coral colour to my eyes.This is currently available for £2.99 at Superdrugs
Rimmel 60 seconds in 415 Instyle coral-As the name suggests a lovely coral colour. Also available at superdrugs at £3.69
Rimmel 60 seconds in 405 Rose libertine-A beautiful rose pink, I saw this while on  a blog which i love, and just fell in love with the colour,and of course had to have it. Available at superdrugs for £3.69
B.Complete long-lasting nail polish in 059 Sea foam-A super nice minty green polish that has great staying power. Available at superdrugs for £4.99
Maybelline forever super stay gel nail colour 7 days in 615 Mint for life-A slightly lighter shade of green. Available at superdrugs for £4.09
Nail paint by barry m in 306 matt white- I've wanted a white nail polish for a while so when i saw this i snapped it up. Available at superdrugs for £2.99
B.Complete long-lasting nail polish in 151 Lilac frost -I absolutely love this nail polish its a baby purple colour and has amazing staying power.Available at superdrugs for £4.99
Rimmel i love lasting finish in 707 Tangy tangerine-A muted orange colour that i just couldn't resist getting. Available at superdrugs for £2.99

Have you guys got any nail polish recommendations? Please feel free to leave a comment and subscribe.

DISCLAIMER : I have paid for these products with my own money, I have not been paid or sponsored to write this review,these are my own thoughts and opinions.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Garnier Simply Essentials 2 in 1 makeup remover

I wrote about this item in my latest blog but thought it deserved better than a quick mention.

Detailed product description:
  Is Garnier Simply Essentials 2 in 1 Make-up remover right for me?
Yes, if your skin feels fragile when cleansing. Yes, if changes in temperature, fatigue and stress leave your skin more sensitive. Yes, if you have sensitive skin and are looking for effective make-up removal.
How does it work?
Garnier Simply Essentials 2 in 1 Make-up remover contains plant extract and Pro-vitamin B5 in a 2 in 1 formula which combines the efficacy of a make-up removing oil (the blue liquid) with the freshness of a cleansing water (the clear liquid) in a single express wipe.
Your skin is perfectly cleansed with no residue. Even waterproof make-up is removed. Skin is left feeling soft and supple.

I use this makeup remover everyday however I only use this to remove my eye makeup,mainly as i have a shed load of other cleansers to get through. Unlike a lot of other eye makeup remover i have tried this one does not make my eyes sting or burn thank the lord!. After shaking the bottle to mix the two liquids i soak a cotton pad with the mixture and hold against my closed eye for a few seconds and then gently sweep it across my eyelid and lashes.It removes all traces of makeup within a few seconds while also leaving my lashes and the area around my eyes feeling nourished. This is one of those products that i will be repurchasing until i can no longer get my grubby mitts on it .

Have any of you tried this? What did you think? What's your favourite eye  makeup remover?

DISCLAIMER : I have paid for this product with my own money, I have not been paid or sponsored to write this review,these are my own thoughts and opinions.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Products i repurchase.

Sorry for the lack of blogs lately i've been a bit preoccupied with other things but hopefully i shall blog more regularly,anyway onto todays blog! I like to try quite a lot of new products so its a big deal to me anyway when i repurchase something. Here are a few products i frequently repurchase .
All of these products are essential to me and as soon as one starts to run out i panic.I'm sure you have your own items you do this with to. From left to right we have
-batiste dry shampoo in cherry
I'm sure i am not alone in dry shampoo being a must have for second day hair.
I really like the smell of this and it does its job so i always buy another when its finished
-Witch naturally clear blemish stick
If you read my blog you will know how much i love and depend on this little stick.
Its super cheap and effective so i will ALWAYS repurchase 
-Garnier 2 in 1 makeup remover
I use this strictly as a eye makeup remover mainly as i have so many other cleansers.I have super sensitive eyes and i find this is the only product i have tried that gets all my eye makeup off and doesn't feel like it's blinding me in the process.
-St Ives naturally clear apricot scrub
I have been using this for years yes you read that right YEARS, i have lost count on how many of these tubes i have brought.I use this as my weekly scrub as i find it a little harsh for everyday use on my sensitive skin.
-Carino miracle oil with argan oil
Yes i know i harp on about this way too much so I'll keep it short and sweet.It makes my hair look and feel amazing so a definite repurchase for me.
-Garnier body intensive 7 days soothing gel cream
This is a recent addition to my body lotions and quite frankly knocks all of my other ones right out of the water. I will only be buying this body gel/cream from now on.It really does lock in moisture and helps clam my sensitive skin. Full review coming soon.

What are your repurchased products?

DISCLAIMER : I have paid for these products with my own money, I have not been paid or sponsored to write this review,these are my own thoughts and opinions.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

My April beauty Favourites

It's time for my april beauty favourites, I had soo many products that i enjoyed using in april but i had to narrow it down otherwise i would be typing all night. Well without further ado here they are!

 From left to right -Intecto Intensely hydrating Hair Repair Treatment I really enjoy using this as it leaves my hair smelling of luscious coconut and at the same time super soft.I got this from superdrugs,but i can't seem to find it on there website.I would still check in store if you're interested or alternatively buy from ebay.
Clarins water comfort one-step cleanser I love using this in the morning as its super quick,makes my skin feel super clean and soft. This is £19.50 on Clarins website
Origins Out of Trouble 10 minute mask I use this mask every week to help with my blemishes and oily skin, i seriously recommend giving this mask a try as it really works. This is £20.00 on Origins website.

 Bobbi brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer (Shade extra light) I have been using this alot lately as it's very light on the skin, i like the coverage and the glow it gives me.The shade is a bit pink for me so next time i will be going a shade up and also getting the oil free version as my skin's been leaning more oily of late. This is £28.00 on Bobbi brown's website.
Clinique high impact mascara This is one of my ALL time favourite mascaras, it separates my lashes while giving them volume and doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes, enough said really. This is £16.00 on cliniques website.
Nivea essential care lip balm I always have terribly dry lips so go through my fair share of lip balms.I really love this one as it does the job and is super cheap.You can pretty much find this in most shops.£1.65 on Boots website
MAC casual colour Lip & Cheek colour in HAVE A LOVELY DAY! I'm pretty sure this was limited edition, sorry guys I just had to add this because it's my ALL time favourite blush, i like the formula the colour and the finish, i honestly don't know what i'm going to do when this runs out,cry maybe?

Last but not by any means least Carino Miracle oil with argan oil To say i love this product would be the understatement of the century! I freaking can not live without this it makes my hair look shiny and healthy while making it feel super silky. £3.99 at Alidis

I hope you guys enjoyed this post,please leave a comment if you have any questions/comments.

DISCLAIMER : I have paid for these products with my own money, I have not been paid or sponsored to write this review,these are my own thoughts and opinions.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

My Everyday makeup Part 1

Hey guys, I personally love reading blogs about everyday makeup or FOTD posts  so i thought i would give it ago,I have more than one everyday makeup look hence the part 1. Please excuse the angle of the pictures, i'm really new at this! Heres todays look.

Photos were taken in natural light
Breakdown of what i'm wearing: Face - Dermalogica active moist
Jouer matte moisture tint shade -Linen 
Estee lauder double wear maximum coverage shade -01 creamy ivory
 (used as concealer on any blemishes)
Bobbi brown corrector shade -light peach/Bobbi brown concealer shade -sand 
Eyes - Rimmel soft khol shade :011 sable
MUA eyeshadow shade -19 MATT
Clinique high impact mascara 
Black eyeshadow near lashline
Brows - GOSH brow kit
Cheeks- MAC casual colour /lip & cheek colour
shade-Have a lovely day!
Lips - Korres lip butter shade-Jasmine

If you guys have any questions/suggestions please leave a comment below.

DISCLAIMER : I have paid for these products with my own money, I have not been paid or sponsored to write this review,these are my own thoughts and opinions.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Superdrug's Vitamin E Exfoliating Scrub

Hello, I wanted to do a review on a product that i actually dislike for a change. I don't really like doing negative reviews, but i can't always do positive reviews, right?

                                                    (£2.99 At Superdrugs)


The only thing i really like about this scrub is the smell, it's amazing. Thats pretty much where my love for this product ends.This scrub has a combination of oatmeal and another smaller particle (I have no clue what) I find this makes it incredibly harsh, even if i'm rubbing my face as gently as possible it feels like what i imagine rubbing sandpaper on my face would be like YIKES, it's also a real mess to use to, as the oatmeal pieces constantly fall off. So It's not surprising then that i had a allergic reaction to this, my face would feel as though it was burning, YES burning not a tingle but i full on burn and this was without even rubbing my face!. I would definitely not recommend this scrub for those of you like me who have sensitive skin. However for anyone else this would make a great weekly scrub.

           Anybody given this one ago? How did you find it?

DISCLAIMER: I have paid for this product with my own money, I have not been paid or sponsored to write a review, these are my own thoughts and opinions.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Carino Professional Miracle oil with argan oil.

My hair has been extremely dry at the ends lately.So i've been on the look out for new hair treatments. Luckily i  found this little miracle oil while i was shopping at Aldis.
                                                                       £3:99 at Alidis

This is slightly thicker than oil and smells divine. I'm not really good with describing smells but the closest i could come up with was that it smells like cocoa butter.There are a few different ways in which you can use this, the first being as a leave in conditioner.You shampoo and condition your hair as usual and apply the product to damp hair (I only apply this to the ends of my hair). The second way is to use it as a finishing product,all you do is apply a small amount through your dry hair,lastly you can use it as an overnight treatment, for this use liberally all through your hair leave until morning and wash and condition hair as normal.Personally i like to use this as a leave in conditioner, my hair always feels softer and smoother after using this, i love the smell and with continued use this is suppose to improve the overall condition of your hair, preventing split ends and breakage.I haven't seen any improvement in my hair's general condition but i have only been using it for three weeks, so i will just have to wait and see if there is any improvement.

Has anyone else tried this? What's your favourite hair treatment? 

DISCLAIMER: I have paid for this product with my own money, I have not been paid or sponsored to write a review, these are my own thoughts and opinions. 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

My morning skincare routine.

As i seem to review/talk about skincare quite abit i thought i would write about my morning skincare routine.
I personally don't want to spend more than five minutes in the morning cleansing/toning, so i use products that are quick and straightforward to use. I only use three products (not including moisturiser ).

Dermalogica daily microfoliant £31:00 at
Clarins water comfort toner £19.50 (200 ml) clarins website
Lancome softening Hydrating toner.Alcohol free. £22:00 (200 ml) Lancome website
(I have the sample sizes of the lancome and clarins products)

I start by using Dermalogica's daily microfoliant, which is a rice based exfoliating powder that you add water to.You can make it into a creamy paste or make it more watered down by changing the amount of powder/water.I  rub the paste gently in circular motions all of my face,for about a minute then wash it off with warm water.

This is the BEST exfoliator i have ever used hands down! It gets rid of any dry flaky patches of skin i may have,while leaving my face feeling extremely soft.
I then move on to clarins water comfort cleanser (I have done a full review).this part takes me no longer than a minute. I love this cleanser in the morning as its super quick and effective.I put some of the cleanser on cotton wool and gently sweep it across my face,no need to rinse it off.Lastly i use the lancome toner which i find to be very gentle, i apply this the same way as the cleanser.I haven't included a moisturiser with this routine as it changes daily depending on my skins needs. 

Anybody tried these products? What did you think?
Any recommendations on quick morning skincare?

DISCLAIMER : I have paid for these products with my own money, I have not been paid or sponsored to write this review,these are my own thoughts and opinions.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Witch naturally clear blemish stick.

I'm sure there are people out there like me that are fed up with blemishes,and just want a product that is cheap and that actually works! I like to use Witch naturally clear blemish stick (10g) as it really does the job.

What Witch says:

The ultimate in blemish control, award winning Witch Blemish Stick helps break down excess oils and fights the bacteria that cause spots, making it the perfect targeted treatment for when a blemish makes an appearance.

Fights the bacteria that causes spots.
Gets to work instantly.

£1:80 at Superdrugs 
After I've done my nighttime skincare routine I dab the product onto any blemishes i may have.
I do find it stings my face for a few seconds (only down side for me),it dries completely clear unless you go a bit OTT on the application.I didn't find that this transferred onto my pillowcase or clothes.By the morning  my blemishes are a lot less red and angry and the size is also greatly reduced. I would definitely recommend this product as its cheap and effective.

Anybody else given this ago?

DISCLAIMER : I have paid for this product with my own money, I have not been paid or sponsored to write this review,these are my own thoughts and opinions.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser "Normal/Dry skin"

Hey Guys thought i would just do a blog about a product i'm really enjoying recently. 
Which is Clarins water comfort one-step cleanser "Normal/Dry skin"
                                                       £19.50 for 200ml on Clarins website.
What Clarin Says:

In one simple step, this soothing cleanser creates the sensation of water-fresh cleansing — without the water. Moringa Seed extract gently rinses-away impurities and light make-up with a fresh, non-foaming action. The peach's softening and soothing properties leaves your skin smooth, supple and velvety-soft.

Having a quick morning skincare routine is very important to me,so having this cleanser makes my life that much easier. Its a water like substance that smells lightly of peaches, I use this by putting it on a cotton wool pad, and gently sweep it across my face.I love using this in the mornings as its super quick and refreshing, there is no need to wash the product off. Clarins also sells a one-step Water cleanser for combination to oily skin types.

                                   What cleanser do you love using? Any recommendations?

DISCLAIMER : I have paid for this product with my own money, I have not been paid or sponsored to write this review,these are my own thoughts and opinions.


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Quick Review ~ GOSH Natural blush in Rose Whisper

 Hi Guys,
Thought i would do a quick review on a blush i am really liking at the moment.I really like that this blush is a lot more subtle than most of the blushes i own, which is great for days when i'm going for a more natural look. Its a dusty pink rose colour that is velvety in texture. I didn't find that i needed a lot of product on my brush as it has really good pigmentation.The only downside i found was the staying power, on me it only last about four hours before it started to really fade which is still pretty damn good .At £6.99 i think this is a really great little blush.
GOSH also has a selection of cream blushes which i can't wait to try.
                                                    GOSH rose whisper £6.99 (superdrugs)
                                          A blended swatch of blush and a concentrated swatch

Me with the blush on.
Sorry about the shoddy picture of me i can never get a good picture of myself

Has anyone else tried GOSH blushes? What did you think?

Disclaimer: I have purchased this product with my own money,these are my own opinions.  

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Review on Origins Out of trouble 10 minute mask.

     Hi there guys, some of you may or may not no this is my first blog, so please bear with me if this review isn't what you're use to reading, i will ! hopefully get better at this :)    

                                              Origins Out of trouble 10 minute mask.

Since i came off birth control my skin has gone nuts!, it has been breaking out soo much *sob.
So i have been on the lookout for products that will help my skin get back to normal (well I can dream, right?) As i was browsing the web I stumbled upon this little beauty.

What origins says :

When skin is too-slick, or when more pressing problems start to pop up, it's Origins to the rescue to keep skin out of trouble. Nature's trouble-shooters, including super-absorbent Zinc Oxide and Sulfur, calming Camphor plus skin-sloughing, rapidly respond to problem skin's plight with a three-part plan - sop up oily-shine, slough off sticky, dead cells, and sweep away irksome debris. Together they steer skin clear of slippery situations, refine rough texture and pull the plug on troublemakers to oust potential outbursts.

Best for oily and combination skin.

I have to say I love this stuff!, the smell however reminds me of Vicks Vaporub but not as strong, which actually isn't as bad as it sounds. The consistency is quite thick (as you can see from the pictures) 

it still spreads without too much hassle. A few seconds after i apply this it starts to tingle (kind of how carmex lip balm does). Personally the tingle doesn't bother me as i find it quite refreshing.I like to leave on the mask for more than ten minutes as i just feel i will get more out of using the mask that way.(or i could just be nuts?) but sometimes i will just put it on parts of my face for ten minutes as a sort of spot treatment . I do find this mask a pain in the rear end to remove though as it takes ages for me to get it off. I will either remove it by washing it off with water or, use a flannel. (I think the flannel works best). The results of using the mask is fantastic!, the redness around my blemishes go from a bright red to a much lighter pink, the excess oil has gone from my face and my face is as smooth as a baby's backside. It is a little pricey at £20 a pop but i think this tube will be lasting me for quite some time yet! I just love the results so will definitely be buying it again and again.

Disclaimer: I purchased this item with my own money and was not paid to do a review. These are my own opinions.  

Have any of you used this? What did you think? If anyone has any recommendations for products that would help with blemishes please leave me a comment below. Thanks <3