Thursday, 18 June 2015

Daisy & Delilah London @ Superdrug

Superdrug have always had a jewellery stand or two (depending on the size of the store) lurking around and looking generally a little bit out of place that I've always felt was a bit overpriced and a little bit tackyto to be honest. I've always kind of bypassed it apart from when there's been red stickers to say it's in the sale as I am unable to resist any type of sale - just ask my mum! 

However in the past couple of months I've been finding myself looking at the jewellery stand more and more each time I go in and that's mainly to do with the new brand they seem to be stocking - Daisy & Delilah London range. This week however the earrings from the Daisy & Delilah Range particularly caught my eye. A pack of three pairs of earrings for a £2.00 which I of course had to get both the stars and hearts - it would be rude not to!

So next time you're in Superdrug don't bypass the jewellery stand as you might just find some hidden gems! 



Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Beauty Blog Sale

I am finally doing my long overdue Beauty Blog Sale (a clothes and accessories one will follow) as I have accumulated a lot of products within the last few months which have either barely been used or just generally don't get used.

1- Postage is priced at £2.00 however if you were to buy 5 or more products then the price is £3.00. Postage is for Second Class Delivery.

2- All items will be sent within 3 days of payment.

3- All payment must be sent via Paypal.

4- I am really sorry but will only post to the UK.

5- Any questions either leave a comment, tweet or email me!

6- I will also be adding more items as I go.

7- Just let me know the numbers you want in the comment box.

Left  to Right:*1* Maybelline Expert Wear Blush Rosewood Swatched £2.00, *2*Sleek Blush Pomegranate £2.00
Left To Right: *3*Rimmel Show Off Stargazer Brand New, *4*Rimmel Show Off Nova Brand New, *5*Rimmel Show Off Solstice Brand New - £3.00 each or all three for £7.50. *6*No.7 High Shine Lip Gloss Whisper Swatched £2.00,*7* Too Faced Sweet Sun Shines Lip Gloss Mocha Freeze Swatched £5.00, *8*Tanya Burr Afternoon Tea Used 1-2 times £2.00
*9*Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer - Brand New £10.00
Left to Right: *10*Elizabeth Arden Exeptional Lipstick Breathless  £4.00, *11*L'oreal Colour Riche Ginger Chocolate  £3.00, *12*Seventeen Stay Pout Just A Fling £1.50, *13*Mac Lustre Politely Pink  £8.00, *14*Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Naked  £8.00,*15* Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Heather Shimmer £1.50. Usage as Shown for all.
Left To Right: *16*Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Loose Bronzing Veil Fair to Light Brand New £5.00,  *17*Physicians Formula Sunset Strip Bronzer Swatched £4.00, *18*Physicians Formula Organic Wear Loose Powder Beige Swatched £5.00.
Left to Right: *19*Make Up Revolution Vivid Baked Blusher All About You Swatched £1.00, *20*Nyx Blush Pinched Swatched £2.00.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 8 June 2015

Empties 2015 #2

I seem to be using up more and more products these days which is great because not only does it mean that the amount of products that I am having to store goes down it also means that I can finally get round to doing Empties posts.

So as you can see from photo above I have a lovely basket of empties which has a range of different products all used up! I will give a brief overview as well as the links to the products but I will try and not ramble and bore you all as there are quite a few for me to get through.

The first empties I have is Hair Products which is unusual for me to have so many as I normally get half way through a hair product, get bored and buy something new but lately I've been sticking it out and trying the product till the end to make sure I test it out properly and to stop wasting product.

So from the picture above the following empties are from left to right -

Urban Fudge De Gunk Deep Clean Shampoo (no link online) - This shampoo was absolutely amazing and did really deeply clean my hair and I also rarely used conditioner alongside this product as I felt my hair was better with just the use of the shampoo and it also has the most amazing citrus/mint smell! This is not online but is available in Superdrug.

Garnier Ultimate Blends The Sleek Restorer Shampoo £3.89 - This shampoo was for me personally a letdown, it just did nothing for my hair and because it was such a large bottle felt like it lasted forever which is good if you like a shampoo but when it doesn't make too much of a difference is a bit annoying. The only thing I felt this shampoo has going for it is that it smells like coconut which I found absolutely divine!

Dove 2 in 1 Nutritive Solutions Daily Care Shampoo and Conditioner £3.99 currently £1.97 for 400ml - Not too much I can say about this apart from another great hair care product from Dove and this is perfect for my lazy days when I can't be bothered to shampoo and condition my hair separately.

Ultime Essence Omega Repair Mask £5.99 currently £1.99 - At first I hated this hair mask, I felt as though my hair was horribly greasy and just felt unclean once styled but the more I used this mask the better it got and actually made my hair incredibly soft. However my favourite hair mask that I repeatedly buy is Dove Hair Nourishing Oil Care Repair Mask £4.59. You can leave this mask on for 2 minutes or 10 minutes, depending how much repair you want to give your hair and afterwards my hair just feels so weightless, soft and refreshed which is everything I want my hair to be.

Boots Skin Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion which I've mentioned time and time before, it's one of my trusty holy grail products that I always have a spare or 2 in the cupboard waiting and then a new face product - Nivea Pure and Natural Cleansing Toner £3.49.
Now Nivea is for skin care like Dove is to me for hair care but I was so unimpressed with this product and I don't really know why if I'm being honest. It wasn't a truly terrible toner or anything but I just feel as someone who really loves Nivea products that this was just not good enough for the money so won't be repurchasing this in the future.

So my 2 final empties are Primers and the first one is Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer for Sensitive Skin £4.99 which is a primer I've been using for years. I just love the hydrating factor of it and in the mornings when sometimes I wake up and don't moisturise I find that if I use this it acts unofficially as a 2 in 1 primer/moisturiser.

My final empty is Witch Anti-Blemish Skin Clearing Primer which I find just amazing BUT suddenly it's DISAPPEARED from the shelves of Superdrug, Boots, Savers etc etc plus it's no longer on their websites. I am assuming this has meant that it's been discontinued which makes me sad face because I love this product. Much like the Nivea primer this also moisturises although this isn't as heavy which always made me reach for this when I was in a rush and needed to apply my make up straight on top instead of waiting for it to sink in. 

It was also great when my skin wasn't being particularly co-operative and so could therefore apply as I knew the primer would act as a barrier to the make up and clear my skin. Unfortunately I won't be using this again as this was my last bottle but never mind I'll have to find something just as good to replace it!

So that is my empties for now, as it's taken me so long to write this up I have managed to accumulate for empties for another post very soon! But let me know if you've tried any of the products I've mentioned and your thoughts on them!

Thanks for reading!



Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Superdrug Haul

Recently Superdrug had a 3 for 2 offer on all across their make up and there were a few bits I've been wanting to try so I made the mistake of picking up a basket and I ended up putting a few bits in there!

The first thing were the Make Up Revolution Radiance and Highlighter Palettes - £8.00 each.

Both of these palettes contain either of each powder i.e 3 Radiance and 3 Highlighter powders whereby each Radiance powder separately is £6 each and each Highlighter Powder is £3 each so it works out as really good value to get the palettes.

Top: Radiance Powder Palette Bottom: Highlighter Powder Palette

Another Make Up Revolution purchase in my haul were 2 of their baked blushes in All I Think About Is You and Hard Day both £2.50 each.

Left:All I Think About Is You Right: Hard Day

I then decided to add some more primers to my already rather large collection with a known and trusted favourite of mine - Bourjois Happy Light Primer in Matte which is £10.99. This is a little bit more pricey for drugstore brands but this is one of my favourite primers and my third bottle in under a year!

And then from the more affordable end of drugstore make-up is the MakeUp Academy or MUA Pro-Base Primer at a bargain £4.00 (not currently available on the Superdrug website).

Then to complete the haul was another MakeUp Academy product in the form of MUA Matte Perfect Shine Control Loose Powder for £2.50 and then finally the Collection Naturally Matt Foundation in Shade 2 Ivory for £2.99. 

I just need to avoid going into Superdrug now to stop me spending any more money especially when there are 3 for 2 offers on!


Sunday, 10 May 2015

Tresemme Bargains

Since starting my new job has meant that I am now right again back in the middle of town and surrounded by shops on a daily basis which has made it very difficult for me to restrain myself from spending. However this week I managed to buy all these Tresemme products for the grand total of £1.25! 

£1.25 - I kid you not!

They are all from Superdrug and I needed to let you know in case there are any in your local stores - GO GET THEM!

The three products I got were the following -

Tresemme Pro Shine Last Hold Fixing Spray - 25p (not online)
Tresemme Pro Shine Ultimate Hold Volume Mousse - 10p (1.50 online)
Tresemme Pro Shine Heat Style Primer - 10p (£1.50 online)

These products were all from the X Factor Limited Edition range hence why I think they were reduced but I'm more than happy with my purchases

So if you are near a Superdrug then you might want to pop in and see if there's any left!


Saturday, 7 March 2015

L'Oreal Studio Line Hot & Go Fast Blow-Dry

Another new product that I have been trying/using and absolutely loving is the L'Oreal Studio Line Hot & Go Fast Blow-Dry which is formulated to give heat protection but to also speed up the process of blow drying your hair i.e to give as they say a 'Fast Blow-Dry'. Now when they say fast it's not a case of spraying this on and your hair will be dried within a minute but I do feel the blow drying of my hair is certainly faster when I've used this product than when I haven't.

It's stated that it's 'a primer spray', now personally I still feel that I need to use another product with this in order to make sure that my hair styles the way I want it to. The product certainly does have heat protection qualities however and because of the time that this has reduced the blow drying of my hair it also has meant that my hair isn't experiencing as much heat damage as it previously was. I blow dry, straighten and curl my hair and not necessarily all three on the same day but I am using heat on my hair every single day, so anything that limits damage or the amount of time heat is being blasted on my hair is going to be a winner for me. 

The spray itself is just like any other heat protecting spray - it doesn't leave your hair feeling scrunchy or heavy or like you have loads of product in it at all, you simply spray and then blow dry. Now I've tried out a few other products that claim to cut blow drying time which I am planning to write about in the future but I feel as though out of the ones I've tried this is so far the best one for me. It might not be for everyone as after all we all have different hair types but I definitely feel the blow drying of my hair has been reduced by the use of this so I would definitely recommend it to anyone to give it a try!

It's available from Superdrug currently priced at £3.79.


Friday, 6 March 2015

Rimmel Lasting Finish Powder Foundation

Hello Everybody - it's been a long while! I have all the usual excuses - work, life, generally being the most un-organised mess in the world - but I've probably said them all before so I won't go into all that now. Anyway I just felt like I needed to sit and write this post about my current favourite product - Rimmel Lasting Finish Powder Foundation which is available from Boots for £6.99.

Bad lighting and camera - sorry!
Now for most people I don't think they'll see this or like this as a foundation as such, it is more of a powder I feel a lot of people will prefer to use alongside the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation however I don't tend to use foundation that often so for me this product is great alternative. It works as a great as a base whereby I can quickly apply with my Real Techniques Powder Brush in the morning, put on my concealer and blusher and I'm good to go. 

The product is very buildable - you can for instance just do the one layer of powder for just a subtle fix of colour or build it up gradually depending on the look that you are going for on that particular day. I have been using this on a daily basis mainly because it is so quick and easy but also I tend to feel conscious of wearing liquid foundation in the day but where this a powder I don't have the same issues with it. Plus the shade 002 Soft Beige is actually a pretty good match for my skin. 

Now there are a lot of mixed reviews on this product with the majority saying it's just a powder and not a foundation which is fair enough, everyone has different opinions on what works for them. I do really like this product and would go as far as saying this is my favourite Rimmel product yet but I would recommend using a primer with this just to prep your face for a smoother finish.

So if you've tried it then let me know or if you've tried any other powder foundations then also let me know and I am going to going to hopefully do a few more posts this month and get back into writing.