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!


Clo
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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!

Clo
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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.

Clo 
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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.

Clo
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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Empties 2015 #1

There has been a complete lack of organisation in my life for the last couple of months in near enough every aspect of my life - blogging being one of them. I literally have had so many different posts written on my to do list to obviously do but still haven't done them. So I am sitting down now determined to finally kick start my 2015 blog posts even though next week will be February with an empties post. 

I am someone that rarely uses a whole product up before I pass on to my mum or my sister however one of my New Year's Resolutions is to try and finish products more so I have a few empties from the last couple of months so I thought just to get back into the swing of it I'd start with them! Some have been I've mentioned previously on here as favourites but most are just general empties!

(P.S I apologise for the terrible picture quality - I need to find a good place in my flat to take photos with decent lighting as of yet one hasn't been found!)



Skincare



First up is Nivea Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water which was in my August Favourites Post so everything you need to know about it is there. But I would say having tried a few micellar waters this is probably my current favourite one - I am currently using the Garnier one but I don't find it as good as this one that's for sure. 

Second skincare product is my trusted Skin Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion from Boots which I really find is great for my skin. I did stop using it for a while and I noticed the difference with my skin - this just keeps it under control. However as I said in a previous post this does have quite a strong smell so that can take some getting used to otherwise it's great and I already have 2 other bottles stocked up as well as the one I'm currently using. 

Bath/Shower



I always buy gift sets in the January sales and they always come with what I see as 'pointless extras' as in that I never really use the body lotion or the shower gel but as I'm on a mission to use up and finish products I've been going through  the shower gels I've accumulated. So Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne and Marc Jacobs Oh Lola! are 2 that I've used up and as lovely as they smell they are just like any other shower gel it just happens they are scented like the perfumes. I don't really think in my opinion they are anything special, I personally would never go out and buy the shower gels as I feel they are a waste of money but they are a nice little luxury extra now I feel instead of pointless.

On the other hand Radox Eastern Spirit is the most amazing smelling shower gel I've ever come across. It's a mix of 'oriental lotus flower & orange blossom' & it seems lately like anything that smells like oranges I'm really liking and this is highly recommended!



So now continuing with Bath/Shower products I have two body scrubs - the NSPA Patchouli and Ylang Ylang was mentioned in my August Favourites Post so you can read about it there. I haven't actually come across it in an Asda since but when I do I will be repurchasing. The second body scrub is Dirty Works Glow Girl! Buttery Salt Scrub from Sainsbury's and this is possibly the worst body scrub I've come across - the smell, the texture, the results - just all of it are terrible! It did nothing for my skin at all in that I didn't feel like it made a bit of difference as well as the texture being just too harsh for my skin and the smell is so bizarre! Not one that I would recommend at all.

Haircare



My final empties are OGX Renwing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner in travel sizes. I bought these when they were on offer for a £1 each back in the summer and I really liked both of these. My hair did feel a lot nicer after using these and had a healthy shine to it and even though these were travel sizes these lasted a good while which was good. I will be at some point repurchasing but I have so many other shampoos I'm currently using/trying out but I did like these and definitely want to try more from the brand in the future.

So just a few empties there! Now I need to just keep up using all my products to the end!

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Monday, 17 November 2014

My Hunt For The Perfect Black Boot

10 Pairs of Black Boots



I used to hate black boots and no joke every single pair of boots I used to own at one point was brown - mainly because my mum loves the colour brown so I guess I just followed her lead. However in the past few years I've started to like black boots and have owned a couple of pairs but I'm looking for the 'Perfect Black Boot' this winter. 

I want a pair that I can literally wear with anything and everything over the winter months. So here are 10 pairs that are in the potential running to maybe be 'my perfect pair' and at least one pair will no doubt get a purchase knowing me!

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Sunday, 16 November 2014

YSL PARIS PREMIERES ROSES



YSL Paris is one scent that I always associate with my mum and every time I go into a perfume shop/section and I see a bottle of Paris I always remember seeing it on my mum's dressing table when I was younger. So when I saw that YSL had bought out a new limited edition to celebrate it's 30th birthday I was intrigued and then I saw the design of the packaging and that was it I was sold. Thankfully after testing it out I loved the scent as well. (A note to myself that the design of the packaging and bottles should be looked at after smelling the scent).

Premieres Roses is very much like the original scent but just a bit fresher and lighter with the bases notes of this fragrance being white musk, sandalwood & roses. This is a scent that can definitely been worn all year round as well as day and night.

I absolutely love it and if you know anyone who likes the original or even someone that just generally likes fresh scents then this would be a great Christmas present!

Currently available at: www.perfumeshop.com - £22.50 and www.debenhams.com - £17.75 for 125ml.

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