Sunday, 7 September 2014

Highstreet Wishlist

Autumn Wishlist

There is so much on the high street right now that I want need in my wardrobe. Since I'm heading back to uni soon I'm all about the casual comfy clothes and there seems to be loads in store right now that are perfect for autumn/winter, heres a few of what I'm loving lately:

1.Red Lace Hem Vest: £7, NewLook.
2.Cream Chunky Knit Cardi: £32, River Island
3.Blue Lace Hem Crop Top: £34, Topshop
4. Snake Effect Chain Shoes: £28, Topshop
5.Black Snake Print Plimsolls: £45, River Island
6.Patent T Bar Strap Flats: £17.99, NewLook
7.Black & White Block Tshirt: £30, River Island
8.Black Floral Print Cigarette Trousers: £40, River Island
9.Back Lace Trim Shorts: £42, Topshop
10.Navy Check Skort: £30, River Island

It's a shame I have absolutely no money to spare right now but I'm still enjoying browsing all the shops for the latest items , if anyone else has any high street picks recently share them below for me!

Much Love

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Oatifix Face Mask

Surprise, surprise more Lush reviews! This is the third Lush face mask I have tried and I have kind of mixed feelings about it.

The Good
  • This seriously smells good enough to eat. Honestly I would happily munch this down for breakfast...well I wouldn't but if I was desperate I probably could considering the ingredients are things like oats, banana and almonds! It leaves your craving porridge. 
  • It works as a gentle exfoliate and leaves your face feeling lovely and soft as well as moisturised as there is no tightening feeling like some other masks.
  • Its very refreshing and hydrating, especially when taken straight out of the fridge. 
  • I got a good four uses out of mine and I am very generous with the amount I use, someone who uses less could probably stretch this out to more but I thought for the price that was pretty good!
  • The usual good Lush things, all natural, no animal testing etc etc...
The Bad
  • It is so ridiculously hard to apply to your face! The consistency means it tends to fall apart/off your skin straight away so it takes a generous amount of product and time to get some good coverage going on. 
  • Washing it off is a bit more of a task than with other masks, it falls away in chunks easy enough but I found it left my bathroom sink looking a bit like someone had just spewed up their porridge (sorry). 
  • My skin is prone to breakouts and I didn't notice this product help that at all. However I should also mention it didn't make it any worse but it also didn't seem to calm the skin as did leave it very soft though! 

For me, to be honest, the pros still outweigh the cons. I know if my skin is a little dry this would be a great product to reach for as it is definitely hydrating and moisturising. This said, I'm in no rush to run out and repurchase it straight away, definitely a once in a while treat for me.

You can buy or read more about what Lush have to say about Oatifix here.

Much Love

Saturday, 30 August 2014

A Little Mac Haul

I recently treated myself to some Mac goodies after I got given, very generously, some money on a mac gift card for my birthday which I was so excited to spend! (Also I promise I will stop talking about my birthday soon).

Honey Love Lipstick: I couldn't buy Mac goodies without buying my favourite product, lipstick. I have a very sad story to tell about this, I have worn this once, last Saturday, on a night out and managed to lose it :(. Even worse is that I absolutely loved it especially with this lip liner (more on that later). Honey Love is a matte finish ( it was my first one) and I really liked it, I was worried it might be a little drying but I didn't notice at all.. that one time I got to wear it... Its a lovely nude colour that I think is perfect for day or night and it's not too pale that it looks like foundation lips!

Melba blush: I absolutely LOVE this, I have never owned a blush that I have loved as much as this one in my life. I have only ever owned one other MAC blush before which was Dame but I prefer this one by far. It gives a lovely peachy glow for daytime wear but can be built up easily for heavier coverage in the evening. Because I'm so pale I sometime struggle to get blushes and bronzers that suit me but I feel like any skin tone could wear this and it would still look gorgeous, the other day at work I was told I looked ambient paha! Strange compliment but I'm sure it was because of this blush! 

Boldly Bare Lip Liner: Recently I have discovered a love for lip liners, it's something I never used to bother with but now find myself reaching for all the time. I picked this one up on a whim hoping it would go nicely with honey love (it did) but I've also been wearing this on its own or with MAC's Jubilee or Creme Cup lipsticks and it goes lovely with both of those for day and night. This definitely makes my lipstick last longer and give it a more polished finish than on its own, if like me you weren't into them before I highly recommend going and grabbing a liner my collection seems to be growing fast!

Has anyone else bought anything recently from MAC or tried any of these I love reading MAC posts, I have an unhealthy obsession! 

Much Love

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Lush Loving...

Are we enjoying my very original title, my creativity astounds me sometimes! If you read my last post about my 21st I  mentioned that I got quite a lot of Lush goodies (people clearly know me well!) so expect to see even more Lush than usual on here, who knew that was possible! 

Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar

Lush bubble bars never disappoint and this one wasn't any different. Like always you definitely do not need to use the whole thing in one go I broke mine into two but you could probably get away with just using a little chunk at a time and still getting mass amounts of bubbles.
It's probably self explanatory that this one turns your water a gorgeous blue colour with the bubbles being "white fluffy clouds" hence the very cute name.
If you are looking for something relaxing then this is definitely your guy. Lush describe the scent as having an exotic hypnotic fragrance caused by the Patchouli, Frankincense and Cinnamon Leaf oil. That all really doesn't mean much to me but it definitely gives off a strong warm scent that can't help but make you relax.I'm looking forward to using this again on a day where the weather outside is horrible and I'm ready for a night of jammies and Netflix, perfect. 

I was expecting this to be blue when I pulled it out its box but was surprised by the bright pink and green and since being on the Lush website I've learned it actually comes in four colours. I should have split this up to use more than once but I was a bit lazy and just shoved the whole thing in ending up with a very large amount of bubbles which lasted the whole bath. Unlike other Lush products the water remained clear (ish kind of milky) which surprised me considering how bright the bar itself was but it also left my skin so soft and moisturised and left the scent lingering all night. The scent itself was very refreshing apparently according to Lush it is "a blend of citrus oils, bergamot, lemon and mandarin" the citrus smell definitely comes through and I really enjoyed it but I don't think I will be in any rush to repurchase this one, purely just because I think Lush has a lot better more exciting things to offer!

Twilight Bath Ballistic Bath Bomb

I was so excited to get this, it's one I have wanted to try for such a long time as it seems to be on everyone's favourites and I can so see why, I love it! This broke in half easily so I got two good uses out of this and they were both amazingly relaxing. I would definitely recommend using this in the evening, the scent isn't overpowering and I was worried that because it was lavender (not a fan) it would put me off this but I never even noticed it. There was a little glitter throughout but it doesn't leave you shimmery or any stains in the bath (win!). I loved the bubbly colours this left in the water it was so pretty and girly and I will definitely be purchasing this one again for myself!

Another bubble bar, yep I really like bubbles and this one gave mass amounts of them. This is another I had heard a lot about but hadn't actually tried for myself, I managed to split this into three and I've only used it once so far, it's another citrus-y smelling refreshing one so I would recommend it more for day time use than before bed as it was more energising than relaxing, well to me anyway! The water goes a pale orange colour with this bar but again no stains in the bath and it gives a very moisturing after feel. The scent of this one is very strong and made both me and my bathroom smell great for ages!

I hope you like Lush posts cause trust me there will be more coming in the future! Let me know what your favourite Lush product is?

Much love

Thursday, 23 January 2014

January Wishlist

January Wishlist

1) Lush Valentines Massage Bars
Lush massage bars are amazing and so when I seen these two in the valentines selection I immediately added them to my mental wishlist. The pink one "Close to you" (here) is inspired by Jammie dodgers which makes it sound... well delicious! and the cream one "Tender is the Night" (here) is a relaunch I've heard great things about. 

My wardrobe is seriously lacking a smock dress, they are everywhere and I've been lusting over them for ages. This one from Boohoo is gorgeous I love the colours of it and I think £18 is pretty reasonable especially when the floral print can be worn in any season!

I don't know why but I'm drawn to bright yellow a lot recently and this ones so pretty, it needs to be in my life.

I've been searching everywhere for a pair of nice black high-waisted skinny jeans and these were only £25, quite a difference from the topshop ones I usually sway towards. Also these look so pretty with the yellow warehouse jumper in my imaginary wardrobe!

I know I own far too many palettes and I don't need more eye shadow but this is too pretty to resist. I love all sixteen colours and its reduced from £45 to £39.50 right now in debenhams why oh why must I be so poor.

I've wanted this for so long ever since hearing a couple of beauty gurus go on about it in their tutorials. It's not too expensive and Clinique is a great brand so I think its earned a worthy realistic spot on this wishlist!

These were all the craze a few years ago with every American youtuber but I still really want to try one it looks like the perfect base and its not too expensive either. 

I feel I'm missing out by not owning a pair of these. They go with everything and can be dressed  up or down, the Topshop ones seem to be a blogger favourite but these ones are from Asos and are pretty much identical! 

Last but not least this is pretty pricey but I really love it... I actually like anything tartan related right now. I think it would look really nice with riding pants and a chunky cardi.. and maybe those Chelsea boots^! 

Well now I'm sad I want these things in my life! Why when you have the least amount of money in the bank do you want the most new things.
Whats on your wishlist this month??

Much love

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Lush Melting Snowman Bath Melt & Snow Cake Soap

This is a long overdue post, I've had these pictures waiting on my laptop for a while now but not had the time to get anything written about them! 
It's no secret that i'm a tad obsessed with Lush so really its a given that any time its a holiday I need to stock up on their limited editions but actually the Snowcake Soap was given to me at the FABB event in Glasgow back in October which I was super grateful for! 

Melting Snowman Bath Melt
£2.25 (Here)
Can we start off with how cute is the little guy!? 
I don't usually go for bath melts as I much prefer bubble bars or bath bombs but I couldn't resist leaving this guy behind, also for 2.25 its pretty affordable. I managed to use this twice by massacring his head and body into two and using them separately but I picked one of these up for my mum as well and she said she used hers three times so you really do get your moneys worth.
I absolutely love the smell of this, my favourite scent around Christmas time is anything spicy and this definitely has hints of cinnamon in it which left not only me but my bathroom smelling amazing after I had used it. When he melts the water turns a cloudy almost milky colour and the Shea butter inside him leaves your skin soft and moisturised. This little guy definitely provides a relaxing bath and I would fully recommend snapping one up before they disappear for Christmas!

Snowcake Soap
£3.25/100g (here)
As I said earlier I got this as a freebie from Lush at the FABB event in Glasgow, I'm so happy I did because based on the description online its something I would never have chosen but I really liked it! Online this is described as "marzipan and fruit" which to me sounds awful I hate marzipan and in the winter I tend to lean towards warmer scents than fruity ones but I didn't notice any of these when I used this soap it was more of a subtle vanilla scent. The soap lathered up nicely but what I loved most was the creamy and moisturising quality of it and the way it left my skin nice and smooth and not dry like other soaps can after washing.
The only downside of this was that I found it disappeared pretty quickly probably because of how creamy it is but I still got a good few uses out of it so I'm not complaining!

What's you favourite Lush Product??

Much Love

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Barry M Glitter Nails

I'm finally finished all my coursework for the year and although I have exams in January I'm free for just now and I'm making the most of it and getting excited for Christmas! and really whats a more festive nail polish combo than glitter...

I've been wearing this combination pretty much religiously lately and I absolutely love it.
The colour Amethyst Glitter is a gorgeous mix of multi-coloured glitter flecks that overall show up a bluey- purple shade. Lately (and in the above pictures) I've choose to wear it over Barry M Navy but it can be used on its own and built up with a few coats for an opaque finish.
The finish is pretty matte but if that's not your thing a clear top coat can be layered over easily. As for the wear of this I was really impressed, the second photo was taken after three days and it was still relatively chip free (yay!).
The only down side is it's a bit of a bitch to take off but that can be expected with any glitter polish really.

The polishes can be bought from Boots for only £2.99 (Link Here) which I thinks a pretty good price... but maybe I'm biased because I really love Barry M when it comes to nails.

It feels so good to have gotten a post up again I have been drowning in essay writing recently so I'm happy to get back into the blogging world again now! (or at least till my exams, yuck.)

Is everyone else as excited for Christmas as I am??

Much Love