Tuesday, 17 September 2013

| Top 10 - The Body Shop |

Helloo everyone, i wanted to start a new kind of series doing my 'top 10' products of various brands.
so i thought id start off with one of my FAVOURITE brands of all time, the body shop!
1. Strawberry Shower gel (750ml) & Body Polish (200ml)
I thought if make this one product, as they are quite similar, I love these! I have the big 750ml shower gel,which is well worth getting ass they last FOREVER. the body shop shower gels smell gorgeous and really linger on the skin, also you could layer your favourite scent to make it even stronger, the shower gel is nice and gentle and doesn't irritate my skin which is great.
I love the body polish for busy mornings when I might not have time to use a scrub, the tiny exfoliating pieces of strawberry Inside the gel buff your skin to perfection :) a great combo to have in the shower!

 2. Shea Body butter (200ml)
I must admit, I do prefer different scents in different products, my personal favourite in the body butter is the shea, or coconut (which Nathan has pinched)
I love these scents, and I love these budy butters, they sink into the skin quickly and the scents stay on the skin and make you smell delish!
don't really have a bad word to say about the body butters, and I KNOW they are very popular, so im sure you guys know how great they are too!
3. Coconut Body Scrub (200ml)
first off, the coconut scrub/butter smell a m a z i n g! its a really lovely coconut smell, it smells a bit like Malibu, which is great, its a really lovely fresh coconut smell. I cant get enough of this scrub, use it in the shower, rub it in until your skin is baby soft, l o v e! would highly recommend this product.
4. Beautifying Oils (Coconut/Strawberry/pink grapefruit) (100ml)
In my opinion, these oils are one of the best new body shop products, i absolutely love them.
once again, like all body shop products they leave your hair smelling gorgeous all day long, and you don't just need to stop there, mix them in with your moisturiser or body butter to soften your skin!
these leave my hair feeling super soft and shiny, and my skin feeling amazing! plus you only need a couple of drops to do the job, so this bottle will last you forever! 10/10!

5. Vitamin C Energising face spritz (100ml)
This is a product that i used quite a lot during the hot weather recently to freshen my skin during my no makeup days, this is a lovely refreshing face spritz, with vitamin C and aloe vera, and loads of other lovely bits!
This is really great to use after cleansing to refresh the skin, it brightens the skin and gives a lovely look.
6. Absinthe Purifying hand cream (100ml)
This is by far my favourite hand cream from the body shop, and id advise anyone who hasn't smelled it to pop into the shop and try it! its so lovely, and definitely doesn't smell as you expect. Its a very fresh scent which is really nice to use on the hands, its very moisturising, and makes your hands smell amazing. you can also buy this in a smaller 30ml version which is a charity product, bonus!
7. Extra Virgin Minerals Cream foundation (102 natural ivory)
this has been my go-to foundation for a couple of months now, I really, really like it, it doesn't have a crazy heavy coverage, however i haven't wanted anything heavy recently.  I love to apply this with a foundation brush, and buff it in with my stippling brush, it leaves a lovely sheer natural Finnish, this also comes with a small foundation brush within the compact, which is great for on the go.

 8. Indian Night jasmine EDT (50ml)
I love the smell of jasmine, and this perfume is B e a u t i f u l!
these isn't a huge lot to say on this product, except that it smells gorgeous, and has really great staying power, go and have a sniff :)
9. Shimmer cubes pallete 6 (Honeycomb/dark chocolate/marshmallow/choc chip)
These beautiful shimmery shadows are absolutely perfect for a night out, they create such gorgeous eye looks, and have amazing pigmentation! these eyeshadows arereally deep and will last you absolutely ages, so are well worth the money, the individual shadows also come out of the block, so great if you just wanted to pop one shadow in your handbag.

10. Nutriganics Drops of youth (30 ml)
this is probably the priciest products i have from the body shop, however, it is seriously amazing, at first glance you might think it would be like an oil, but it isn't, its a gel consistency, add a few drops of this to the back of your hand and rub it in, it will disappear into your skin almost instsntly, leaving you feeling soft and smooth and makeup ready. this has definitely made a noticeable difference to my skin, and has a lovely fresh scent. i will definitely be repurchasing it!

what are your favourite body shop products?
Thanks for reading!


Monday, 16 September 2013

REVIEW- Curlformers!

So, i NEED to rave about a new product i recently bought, i saw these floating around youtube, so i thought id show you guys how *AMAZING*these things are!
Now us girls love to find a way to give us beautiful curls without damaging our hair, these are the answer! Beautiful shiny curls, with no heat! I can safely say I will never be using heated curling tongs, I am just soo in love with these beauties! You can buy various lengths for various lengths of hair, and various widths depending on what type of curls you like, the kits can be purchased from the Curlformers website. Soo, I thought id go through the process step by step. :)

1. Slide the long hook into the curlformer..

2. Grab a small piece of hair, and twist at the root. Hook the piece of hair.

3. Pull the curlformer up to the root of your hair, and pull the hair through, and let the curlformer spring back.

4. Repeat! Your hair should look like this afterwards! (Soo attractive)

Basically, you can leave these in for as long or as little as you like, ive tried them lots of different ways, (sleeping is NOT comfortable, i wont lie, but its worth it!) if you have curly hair already like me, these will literally work in 10 minutes, so i thought id leave you some pics below, :)

Pic #1. About 2 hours wearing curlformers

Pic #2- overnight with curlformers

Pic #3- combed with a wide toothed comb

Pic #4- wearing curlformers for about 15-20 mins

Thanks for reading!!
- xo

Saturday, 11 May 2013

| April favourites! |

Hey guys, so ive been away in manchester for the last fortnight or so, so most of these bits are things ive been using during april or when i was away, so yeahh! :)

1. Nailene white tip pen & OPI 'passion'
This is a duo favourite, ive been loving a nice simple french tip recently, and ive been doing mine with a white nail varnish for a while now which is a bit tedious and messy, so when i saw this pen i immediately picked it up! It goes on so quick and easy! It does chip easily, but with a top coat it has great staying power.
And that brings us on to the nail polish, there isnt a huge amount to be said about this particularly, its just the perfect french manicure colour! It doesnt make the white look dirty, but gives a lovely pale pink shiny top coat.

2. ELF lip stain in 'Red carpet'
This was the first 'stain' type product i have ever used, and i really really like it. Its a really orangey red, which will be lovely for S/S. i really like the lasting power of this, i wore this for a meal and drinks, (a situation where lipstick would not last!) and it stayed on really well, and for £3.50 you cant really complain! thumbs up!

3. St ives apricot scrub (sensitive)
Ive wanted to try this product for ages but never did, and i was on the look out for a new scrub after i ran out of my beloved neutrimetics honey and almond scrub, and i really like it, it doesn't irritate my skin, just leaves it feeling silky smooth, and it smells beautiful!

4. Neutrogena 'wave'
I think i am a little late with this product, i always used to see these around but never picked one up, well now i have! I really like this, i dont use the little pads for cleansing, i still use my LE cleanse and polish, but i put a drop of my apricot scrub on the pad and work it into my skin, its really easy to hold, and a really clean way of exfoliating. Love!

5. Chloè perfumes!
I know this is a little general but i just wanted to rave for a minute about my favourite scent, 'chloè eu de parfum' was the first ever grown up fragrange i bought at about 16, and ive adored it ever since. Its a really musky floral womanly scent, just beautiful, and the 'chloè eu de toilette' isnt much different, however i spray the toilette alot more liberally as its much cheaper.

6. Vo5 'hot oil'
This is a real treat for my hair when its in bad condition. Just leave this little tube in a cup of hot water untill it heats up and run it through the ends of your hair! (I like to mix it in with my conditioner) it leaves my hair feeling silky smooth and well conditioned!

What did you guys love last month?

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

My on- the-go essentials!!

Blogging on my phone again! The joys!
This is just a quick run down of all the bits i like to take out and about with me in my trusty makeup bag, :) here goes!!

1. Body shop mineral powder blotting sheets:
I love these body shop blotting sheets, they really help me when my oily skin is playing up, i like blotting any oilyness away, and going over with a bit of powder.

2. Natural collection pressed powder(cool):
Pretty self explaitory! Just for a touch up, i also carry my small MAC powder brush along with it!

3. Clarins hand and nail treatment cream:
I absolutely love this stuff, its a gorgeous thick cream which soaks in really well, it feels really luxurious and it smells lovely!

4. M&s mint breath refresher spray:
This one again is pretty self explanatory, this little spray is great for after a meal, or coffee, it makes you feel minty fresh again!

5. A pretty little tin of 'lady things' haha!

6. Lavender cooling stick( norfolk lavendar):
When i was a baby my grandma used to rub this on my head in cool weather, and i still do now! You just rub this little stick over your forehead and wrists and it gives a lovely cool feeling, plus, it smells lovely!

7. Soap and glory hand maid hand sanitizer:
I think everyone and their mother has one of these in their handbags! This is a lovely little hand sanitizer which smells gorgeous and cleans your hands up! Perfect!

8. Elemis loving lips lip balm:
I always have some sort of lip conditioning product, i put this one in after getting it as a freebie,i really love it because its so minty and fresh,

9: painkillers!

10. Mirror, of course! (Disaster designs)

11. Clarins (rebalancing fragrance):
This is the most perfect fragrance for on the go, its very soapy and fresh, just lovely when youve forgotten to spritz your perfume in the morning! Or a top up during the day :)

Also, i would usually carry whichever lipstick im wearing, and a lipcote, but im not wearing any today!

*bag is from accessorise

Thanks for reading! What are your travel essentials?? X

- xo

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

FOTD - 10.03.13

 vitamin e illuminating moisture cream (reviewed Here.
- liz earle signature foundation (01 porcelain)
- ELF zit zapping concealer (fair)
- natural collection pressed powder (cool)
- KCO forces mineral glow sun powder
- ELF Blush (pink passion)
- MAC eyeshadows (fire in her eyes, deception)
- benefit brow zings kit (light)
- natural collection liquid eyeliner
- seventeen doll'd up mascara
- rimmel lipstick (indulgence)

- xo

Monthly Favourites - March 2013

This is super super late i know! Buy this is going to be my march favourites :)

First, ill start off with a shampoo, its the lush 'big' shampoo. I actually hated this when i first bought it, as i felt that it dried my hair out, and when rubbing the salt into my hair it caused massive knots, however, i persevered with it, and teamed with a good conditioner its lovely! Also, i tried rubbing it between my hands a little before lathering it into my hair, which helped with the knots. And since working with it a little, its actually helping my natural curls massively, so yeah, thumbs up!

Next up is a lipstick/liner combo. Over this (long, looong) winter, ive been loving a good red lip, and im really liking this combo at the moment it is the natural collection lipstick in 'red cherry' and the barry m liner in number 3 i believe. These just go really well together, and neither break the bank!

Next is another lush product, the 'rocketeer' bubble bar, ive pictured the one i am currently using next to an unused one, and its amazig, the one on the left has been used in SIX baths!! Its so good! And i mean big tall bubbles. These are pricier than te regular bath bombs but WELL worth it!!

Next is a mascara, this is the seventeen 'doll'd up' mascara. I got this for an absolute BARGAIN with my boots coupons, this usually retails at £6.29 but my coupon allowed me to pick it up for just £2. I always prefer plastic brushes as they seperate the lashes nicely and create a natural look. The shape of the brush also fits the lashes nicely and makes the application very easy! *love love love *

My last favourite this month is a high end lipstick. It is Estee lauder pure colour in 123 'fig' these lipsticks are super creamy and moosturising, not drying at all, plus i love this darker vampier red colour, plus the packaging on these is beautiful!

What were your favourite beauty bits this month??

Thanks for reading!!

- xo

UPDATE - I'm level 3 qualified!

Hey guys, so i have just finnished my level 3 jewellery manufacture course, and ill be going back in may to begin my level 4, and start building my collection! So exciting. I just thought id share a few pics of the bits i made during this course :)

- xo