Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The Body Shop | Strawberry Body Polish

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I love a good scrub especially for use in the shower not too sure why I just don't really tend to use them when I'm having a bath. The Body Shop's body polish is a more of a liquid scrub that really lathers up nicely. My skin always feels super soft after using this not to mention the scent lingers. You know how I feel about my scents guys! This featured in my April faves and can I just say it works wonders on feet! I know it's not really a topic that everyone likes talking about but it's great. I need to get my hands on some more of these in different scents. Let me know if you've used these and your thought's. Find it here.


Friday, 3 July 2015

Soap & Glory | Peach Party

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Today I want to talk about something that you'll see in my June favourites as I've been back obsessed with this! Soap & Glory Peach party is a shimmer brick. You can swirl all the colours together or just use one! It's a gorgeous peach colour which adds so much radiance to the face! You don't really need to add a highlight with this but of course I have been because I'm loving to be highlighted especially in summer. This product blends flawlessly, it's not patchy or chalky! I love the packaging and I also love the fact there's a decent sized mirror too as it makes it suitable to carry around in your handbag when you need to touch up your make up! Definitely a top summer product that I'd recommend! Find it here.


Sunday, 28 June 2015

June Birchbox UK 2015 Unboxing!

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So it's been a little while again hasn't it?! It's been such a busy year for me so far but I'm back with a Birchbox post to go along side my Birchbox Unboxing Video for you guys. I've been receiving Birchbox for 6 months now and I can't believe how quick that's gone for me. There's not been a fluke box for me yet where I don't like any of the products which is brilliant so I'm really happy so far and would totally recommend this subscription box. It's great to try and discover new brands!

This months box Birchbox have teamed up with French Sole to offer you 3 different designs. Now each month Birchbox allow you to choose something you're going to receive, or in this months case the design of the box. I think this is a great idea because you are guaranteed to get something that you like or you've personally picked and the rest is a surprise. I was too late to pick this month so try and get there early to ensure you get your pick! I also love that by reviewing your box you get 5 points per each thing you review. Once you get too 100 that's £10 you can spend in the shop or put towards next months box. Each time your box is processed each month you also get points so it's really easy to let them points build up! 

This months box looks a little something like this...

Birchbox normally include 7 products in the box which I think is great because I feel like you really get your money's worth! It's nice to have cheeky little extra's I feel anyway! 

So first up we have the perfume sample which is such a fresh summer scent I love it! It's honestly one I would consider purchasing the full size! This is rare as normally perfume samples I use them and that's the end of that! This is English Laundry by No.7 and it's beautiful. It retails at £60 which may be quite pricey but I'd get my fair use out of this! Perfume samples are also great to chuck in your handbag and leave in there for those days where you forget to put perfume on! Happened to me many times, and that's saved me by doing that! 

Mirenesse secret weapon iCurl 24hr mascara is the second product in this months box! I'm always excited to see make up products in boxes each month especially mascara's! For some reason I seem to need to try every mascara that's out there. The only issue with that is that I am literally so fussy! I know what I like and it doesn't take me long to find out if I like a mascara or not. This one I've tried out and tested and to be honest it's not my cup of tea. That's not to say that it's not good, as it may be something you'd like. It gives a very natural finish to the lashes and adds plenty of length. My only issue with this mascara is that it lacks volume! I'm someone that needs the volume and length for my lashes so this doesn't really work for me! I love however the fact it doesn't transfer at all which is great as that can make me dislike a mascara too! Overall though if you're someone who's looking for natural everyday long lashes this could be a good option for you! The full size retails at £24!

I've seen so much hype around this wipes especially on youtube! I was most excited when I saw they we're in this box! They smell so fresh and obviously of cucumbers which is perfect for summer! I can imagine them being really refreshing! For a sample size receiving a pack of 10 towelettes is pretty good going! The full size retails at £4.99 which is nice and affordable so I'm expecting good things!

I don't know about you but I go through shower gels like there's no tomorrow so I'm always happy to see one in my box! This comes from Balance Me and I've had a bubble bath from them before which was from a Glossybox! This is a moisturising one which lets face it is a god send as we need to moisturising our skin! It's quite a fresh scent so it's not over sweet which is refreshing for me as I normally gravitate towards sweet scents! The full size retails at £9 so again it's on the more affordable end of the scale!

Temporary Tattoos are so in this year and I don't know about you but they can look super great especially if you're attending any festivals! I think these ones would look absolutely gorgeous with a tan! I'm thinking of perhaps trying them out and doing a festival look tutorial what do you think?! These retail at £7.99 and come in plenty of designs!

Lastly I have these two samples from Beauty Protector! This hair oil protects your hair from UV rays and heat damage! It smells so good guys, you know what I'm like with scents and this one is a winner! I think the two sample bottles are so cute! You need the tiniest bit of this product 1-3 drops and then just smooth into your hair working from root to tip! I'm so excited to give this a go!! 

I think this months box was a really good one! Everything in this box I shall be using! I have to say I think my favourite is the perfume sample (smells gorgeous), the wipes and the hair oils! Let me know what you think of this box I'd love to know your thoughts! 


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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Mischievous | Revlon Matte Lip Balm

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Bit of an orange theme on the blog today! You know what I'm like as soon as spring hits I'm back into the orange lip thing that I seem to rock every year now. I think it is one of my favourite colours to wear on the lips, and probably my fav in the warmer months! There's just something about it! I love the fact that I own really vibrant oranges but also more muted down, pastel oranges too. This one is classic example of a muted down pastel orange and it's in the shade mischievous. It's part of Revlon's matte lip balm range which I think are fantastic! I don't find them to be too drying considering they are matte. With some matte lip products they can be really drying which I dislike! I still always apply a lip balm before applying one of these to the lips just to make sure my lips are smooth otherwise if you cracked lips it will show through! I love these crayon lip products though I think they're so handy to throw in your bag and apply on the go! I definitely want to get more colours! They retail at £7.99 and are normally on offer in Boots! Find them here.

Let me know if you've tried any of the balms with it's the lacquer's or the mattes! Let me know your favourite colour for this time of year! 


Monday, 11 May 2015

Vitamin E Moisture Mask | Superdrug

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As I'm currently sitting here with this on my face after doing a pore unclogging mask I thought it would be appropriate to actually tell you all about my favourite moisture/hydrating mask! I love a good face mask, doesn't everybody?! Especially when you have a pamper night and do two in a row, yas. I purchased this back in January when my skin was in desperate need of some TLC. Breakouts everywhere, dry patches.. the lot it wasn't pretty. I needed some serious hydration. I wasn't really expecting too much as this was incredibly cheap from Superdrug.. however I was pleasantly surprised! Now it comes out the same texture as a moisturiser. Depending on how well you wish to hydrate your skin will depend on how much you use. Sometimes I use less, sometimes I go a little crazy with how much I apply to my face. Bare in mind if you do slather your face with this like I've done tonight, it will take longer to sink in. I normally let this sit on my face for 20-30 mins before wiping the residue with a tissue. I love the fact that this face mask has Vitamin E in it. As you know I love The Body Shop's Vitamin E range as it works really well especially for sensitive skin. My skin freaks out with certain products, so that's another thing that made me pick this up. I'm so glad I did as one use and my skin already felt smoother and softer. It does what it says and gives good hydration which everyone's skin can do with from time to time as a pick me up!  Find it here.

Let me know if you've tried this face mask! They also do a few others in the line from Superdrug all £2.59 each. Quite often on promo 2 for £3!


Friday, 8 May 2015

Mango Body Butter | The Body Shop

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I don't need to explain my love for body butters as it's pretty obvious that I'm obsessed! Always have been I think they're amazing for moisturising and they have so many great scents! The Body Shop body butters are my absolute favourite! I've tried others but I always go back to these! Their Mango scent is to die for especially as we're now in Spring and going into summer! There's nothing better after a nice relaxing bath or shower than smothering this all over my body! The scent lingers on you as well which I really like, mainly because the scent is obviously what makes me purchase it! You know what I'm like with my scents! This is good stuff though! Let me know if you've tried any body butters from The Body Shop and what your favourite one is! Find this one here.


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Pretty Pastels | Monthly Faves.

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I have been super productive with filming lately it's been insane! I'm loving it though! I have so many fun ideas for spring/summer tutorials but I would also love to hear what you guys would like to see! I feel like this year is going by so quickly, like we're in May already! Not to mention I've been rubbish at blogging this year.. I'm trying to find the time to blog however a full time job, a youtube channel and a blog kinda makes it difficult haha! I'm moving this month though which excites me greatly! It means I get to see my chummy all the time and not when we get the occasional day off to spend time together! I've been absolutely obsessed with my bubble baths again! Quite possibly I'm trying to lower my LUSH stash before I move because it's still completely out of hand! Oops.. 

I had the day off work today so I got to spend time with Fia which of course I love! Last week when I was off was so good as I got to do so many things with Fia that I used to do all the time but now hardly getting to do! Literally, she got paint everywhere in the kitchen the clean up was quite something! She even managed to get paint up the wall by the stairs! I don't know how she managed it! By the time she had finished in the bath the water was pink! I also took her into my work which she loved! Everybody thought she was so adorable which she is most of the time! Today was more a chilled day with her, we went food shopping and then she went completely hyper from Ribena. Oops, my bad. We then watched Monsters University and Monsters Inc. Both films she loves! I'm so proud she's a little Disney addict! 

I want to get back into my review posts as well because I feel like I've not done very many of those this year.. probably because I haven't right?! oops. I did get a package of China Glaze polishes today which I'm excited to try out and review for you guys! They're really fun bright summery colours! Bright orange, blue and purple! I cannot wait. Where I work deliveries and in the kitchen my nails get wrecked at work however, I painted my nails for the first time this year and want to get back into doing so as I have so many nail polishes!! 

Monday my April Favourites video went up! It was quite a chatty video with many bloopers as I decided to film outside and as usual it didn't quite go as planned! I miss doing my longer chatty videos so I really enjoyed that one! Today saw a spring tutorial go live on my channel, featuring a colourful palette from Zoeva. I really like how the look turned out. It's fun and bright but it's not too bright as I used pastel shades! Check them out below!