Saturday, 11 July 2015

Ted Baker Bargain

John Lewis recently had a big clearance sale on and as I like to often do I just had a little peak in the handbag section to see if there was anything worth having a proper look at and this Ted Baker shopper bag caught my eye once again. I say once again as I have previously looked and looked at this bag but always resisted the temptation for the following reasons -

1- I don't need anymore bags.
2- I have no where to store it.
3- Would I use if for £150?

However the price was reduced to a more purse friendly (for me anyway) price of £89.50 and instantly in my head I was like 'Bargain, Bargain, Bargain' so I whipped out my card and ran to the till and I have to say I am so glad I did. Plus it comes with a mini clutch bag attached so essentially it's 2 bags for the price of 1 right?!


Monday, 6 July 2015

Palmer's Daily Calming Facial Lotion

Palmer's products have always been a bit hit and miss with me - I like their lip balms, the price and the quality of them are really unbeatable but I'm not a fan of their hand cream all that much. I also had to give away one of their body lotions because the smell of the coca butter was too overpowering for me and I just couldn't use it.

However I have found one of their products that I use on a daily basis and cannot rave enough about - Daily Calming Facial Lotion. Simply it's a moisturizer. The thing about this moisturizer is that it actually for once does what it says on the packaging -

 'Reduces redness and irritation
   Calms stressed skin'

And it really does do all that. I know when I have wake up with redness that this will help with that. It absorbs into the skin quickly so is great when you are in a rush or if you are planning on putting your make up straight after applying. It's lightweight so it can be used in summer as well as winter as it's not heavy on the skin and it generally makes my skin on my face feel a lot fresher - I can feel and see the difference when I've used a different cream on my face. 

I will say as much as I really do like this moisturizer, it one thing missing - it has no SPF in it. Which means for me I either have to double up on a moisturizer or go without as I don't wear anything but primer and powder on top and neither of those contain an SPF. That is for me my only moan about an otherwise really great product and the coca butter smell doesn't for some reason smell as strong in this like the other products which is a bonus as well.

If you want to try it out for yourself then it's available from Superdrug is currently on offer for £3.95 normal price £5.99.



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!