Thursday, 26 September 2013

Another Lush Haul

I'm back at uni now (sadness) so coming home after my first day back to a box full of lush goodies sitting at my door was needless to say the best part of my day! We should all know that i'm a lush junkie and can't get enough of the products by now so without anymore fan-girl babble here's what was in my box this time:

Ultrabland Cleanser
100g £10.95
Available Here.
So this is the product responsible for this whole haul. This is the third time I've repurchased this it is my all time favourite cleanser and pretty much my holy grail product, if you want to see a full review on it you can check out my post on it here :)

Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask
75g £5.95
Available Here.
I really wanted to try another face mask so into my basket this popped. I have bought the cupcake face mask a few times now which is like chocolate heaven and I love it but I fancied a bit of a change and after reading the ingredients of all the face masks i settled on this one: Catastrophe Cosmetic. I used it tonight for the first time and I could seriously sit here and stroke my face it has left my skin sooo smooth also its so soothing and refreshing. I was a little worried because I had heard this mask could be quite drying so after washing it off and drying my face I put on my moisturiser just to be on the safe side and my skin feels absolutely fine. My skin is actually quite horrible just now ( I blame the fact that i ran out of Ultrabland a while back) so i'm hoping this does some wonders for it and helps clear it up!

So i haven't made an online lush order in a while but these definitely used to come in clear bags so you could see what was in side them right? On the note of change the little polystyrene things also used to be multi-coloured instead of white they made it a much more exciting package in my opinion haha! But I'm guessing it's all due to recycling so i will survive and link you to the website to see pictures of what these look like i really didn't want to unwrap them yet sorry!

I love a limited edition lush product and both of these are from the Halloween range that i have never tried before so i'm really eager to try them out!

Soot Ball Ballistic 
£2.50 each
Available Here
Okay so this is actually a little scary just peeking inside the bag I can see its rubbing off and turning the paper black but Lush promise on their website that it won't turn the water black and instead a luxurious gold so i have my fingers crossed because i really don't want to come out looking like I've been doing a spot of chimney sweeping for fun. I will let you know how i get on with this!

Pumkin Bubble Bar
£2.75 each
Available Here
That is not actually a typing error believe it or not this little pumpkin is " a reincarnation of our Mother's day earlier this year - mumkin" however i'm a little confused as to why it says pumpkin on the label in the above picture! Either way that's not important i'm really excited to try this as i missed out on mumkin earlier on this year so i'm glad i can try this version instead plus its very cute and you can't go wrong with a bubble bar!

Tea Tree Water Toner
Available Here
I've been on the hunt for a new toner recently and wanted to give one of Lush's a go i got the smaller size of this because i don't like committing to the larger size unless i know i like it but i sort of wish i had now because so far so good with this! Its very easy to  use and doesn't have any harsh ingredients like other toners. It removes any residue from my cleanser easily and leaves my face feeling clean and looking a little brighter, win win.

Vanilla Puff Dusting Powder
Sample Size
Available Here
I absolutely love when Lush throw in extra little samples this in particular as its something i would probably have never thought to pick up for myself. I'm assuming you use this just like baby powder but i'm not entirely sure so if anyone's tried this let me know! I'm not usually a vanilla lover (when it comes to candles) but i'm actually quite liking the smell of this strangely so i'm definitely going to give it a try.

If you have tried any of these products let me know what you think!
If you want to see my last Lush Haul you can see it here :)

Much Love,

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Revlon By Marchesa Jewel Appliques

Revlon and designer Marchesa recently teamed up to create these nail appliques which I couldn't wait to get my hands on. There are eight designs available inspired by Marchesa's gowns for Autumn/Winter (you can see the gowns that inspired the designs here if interested or all eight nail designs on Revlon's website: here). The designs are all so intricate and pretty that it was hard to choose which one i wanted but i eventually settled on Royal Burgundy (even the boxes co-ordinate with the designs!). They are available at £8.99 each which is a little pricey but personally i will definitely be buying another set or two since they are limited edition and i'm a little bit in love with the designs. Also if you hadn't already realised boots currently have their buy one get one half price deal on across all cosmetics with these included so i would hurry and snap a set up quick! 

You get 18 appliques in a set, at first this annoyed me as surely 20 would make more sense for two uses but when applying these i managed to cut a few in half meaning i will get another set out of these!
They are super easy to apply pressing them firmly on your nails and filing off the excess, they even supply a file in each kit. I've used a few different brands of nail wraps but as far as long-wear goes these are by far the best. I've had these on for three days now and they are still going strong: when i tried Essie's nail appliques they came off that night in the bath so these have more than doubled their wear and survived the bath test!

 I think these are worth every penny and i have my eye on silk rosette next!
Has anyone else tried these?

Much Love,

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Dupe!

Apologies for the terrible iphone photo!

So I don't know if this is a well known beauty fact or a great kept secret because i was completely oblivious to this amazing dupe until now! Chanel Coco Mademoiselle is one of my all time favourite perfumes but at around £65 for 50ml its not exactly nice to the bank account and i really grudge paying it! 
That's where this beauty - Suddenly Madame Glamour- comes in at £3.99 or £1.99 right now on sale (words can't convey my amazement at this seriously go pick one...or ten up!!).
Suddenly Madame Glamour is only available from Lidl, Honestly Lidl! This is a shop I've hardly ever set foot in and I stumbled across this by complete accident all thanks to my wonderful mother who just wanted to pop in for bread or something along those lines while near it last week and now we are both hooked on this!
It is one of the best dupes I've ever came across the scent is almost identical, so much so that even though I've worn this perfume for years (as has my mum and sister) i can barely tell the difference between the two. Admittedly the Lidl version doesn't last as long on the skin but it actually lasts a lot longer than i expected it to and for £1.99 you can be spray happy with it all day!
For me the best thing about this is i can happily take it on a night out without the fear of loosing it and even use it for work without it feeling like a waste! Good times all round!
Okay so the packaging is no where near as nice as Chanel but for the price i'm not complaining!
If you have a Lidl near you i really recommend checking this out. For £1.99 even if your not a huge fan of the scent you haven't lost out on much cash and i'm sure you can find someone who loves it. Personally i'm going to stock up on this while its on sale, i mean £1.99! I know I've repeated that about four times now but seriously it feels like stealing its that good a deal! Wow, I sound like a cheesy advert so I'm going to stop talking now!

Am i completely late to the bandwagon or had anyone else not heard of this before??

Much love,

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The London Edition Glossybox

 I think we should all take a second to appreciate how pretty this months box was, I absolutely love the London theme for fashion week and all the little details that have gone into it including the printed tissue paper and glossy magazine instead of the usual folded paper one. I'm definitely going to try find a use for this box its too pretty to waste, anyway here's what i got this month!

1) Elizabeth Arden Untold Perfume
Full Size: £48
5ml Sample

I know i moan about this every time but i'm just really not a fan of perfume samples, however i do love the cute little bottle as apposed to the tiny vial samples with one spritz in them. Although i probably wouldn't have chose it myself  i'm sure i can chuck it in my makeup bag for days when i forget to spray perfume before leaving the house although i think its more of an evening scent!

2) Eyelure Pre Glued Lashes
Full Size: £5.06
Full Size 

Love this. Glossybox have really done well with this one i don't imagine why anyone would be disappointed to see these in their box. If you have seen my last post you would know i'm a lover of a false lash and Eyelure is a brand i really love. I've never tried their Pre-Glued lashes so i'm eager to give these a go and i'm so happy they went with a wearable thickness and nothing too dramatic!

3) Toni & Guy Classic Shine & Gloss Serum
Full Size: £7.19
Full Size

Toni & Guy is a brand i really like but I've only ever tried their shampoos/conditioners. I'm not usually a fan of shine serums as i find they can make hair look greasy but i will give this a go! I don't know why but i have quite high hopes for this so i hope it doesn't disappoint.

4) Dr Lipp Nipple Balm For Lips
Full Size: £11.50
3ml Sample
I have read lots of good things about this before so i was really excited to see it in my box! It reminds me of Elizabeth Ardens 8 hour cream in that it can be used for so many things from burns and eczema to shaping eyebrows and even shoe polish what?! It pretty much seems like a miracle cream so i'm going to be keeping this in my bag for emergencies :) (wish the sample was a tad bigger though!)

5)Be a bombshell Cosmetics Onyx Eyeliner
Full Size: $14
Full Size
And lastly a brand i had never heard of before Be a bombshell cosmetics. I love receiving makeup products in my glossybox so at first i was really chuffed with this! However after giving it a go i'm just not a fan. Its a pen type liquid liner but i found it too thick to hold comfortably and get a fine line and it didn't apply as smoothly and easily as i would of liked i definitely wouldn't purchase this.

Overall I'm pretty happy with this months box for three full sized products i can't complain really. Also i really love the box itself and the eyelashes! 

What do you think of this months box??

Much Love

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Tartan Trend

Tartan Trend

Whether you love it or loathe it the tartan trend is everywhere right now. Personally, i don't know if its the patriotic Scot in me or not but i absolutely love much so that i found it hard to narrow it down to just the few pieces in the picture! Last year i lived in my tartan scarf and had my tartan shorts on at any opportunity so you can imagine my excitement when more and more checked pieces started appearing in the shops. With that said here's a few of my favourites:

1) Tartan Check Leggings
£25 at Topshop

2) Tartan Short Sleeve Crop
£13.99 at Glamorous

3) High Waisted Tartan Shorts
£40 at Urban Outfitters

4)Tartan Mini Skirt
£32 at Miss Selfridge

5) Tartan Scrunchies
£8 at Urban Outfitters

6) Leather Tartan Satchel
£140 at Asos

7) Tartan Check Coat
£83 at Miss Selfridge

and last but not least my favourite of the lot
8) Tartan Collared Dress
£25 at River Island

Is it just me thats caught the tartan bug or is anyone else loving it right now too? If so let me know what your favourites are!
Much Love,

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

August Favourites

1) Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints
I'm not going to blabber on about these again i think i did enough of that yesterday so if you want to check out my post from yesterday about these here! Basically i love them.

2) Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume
This perfume seems to have took the beauty blog world by storm this month and everyone seems to own it now! My mum clearly knows me well and picked this up as part of my birthday present and i think i've worn it every day since. The scent is gorgeous i'm shit at describing scents but its very refreshing and not too young or girly! If you haven't smelled it or any of Marc Jacobs perfumes i definitely recommend sampling them in store they are long wearing and get lots of compliments! Its £50 for 50ml in boots (here)

3) Maybelline Colour Tattoos
I have four of these and would gladly pick them up in every shade available. I've been really into cream products recently and these make a good base or all over colour. I'm sure you have already heard of them they are very pigmented and make what is simple eye look using one or two products look like you have spent a lot of time on it, great if your in a rush! For £4.99 i think every girl should own at least one of these and they are on offer in boots just now 3 for 2 if like me you can't get enough of them (here)!

4) Mac In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara
I've been using this mascara for a month now and i absolutely love it. Usually i stick to Rimmel when it comes to mascaras but i think i will be willing to spend the bit more and repurchase this when it runs out. For £18 its quite an expensive mascara but i really love everything about it from the wand to the formula itself, a full review will be up soon!

5) Mac Crosswires lipstick
On my way back from England i really wanted to pick up a mac lipstick up at duty free (wish i had bought a couple now!) and eventually settled on Crosswires after much debate and annoyance to my boyfriend. The reason i finally chose Crosswires is because i had seen Essie Button wearing it in one of her videos and thought it looked gorgeous on her (although what doesn't) and i'm so happy i picked it up. Cremesheen is my favourite mac finish and this one is a gorgeous coraly pink colour that is very pigmented and i'm pretty certain any skin tone would look amazing in this day or night!

Whats in your favourites this month??

Monday, 2 September 2013

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint

So i am extremely late to the bandwagon on this but i felt the need to rave about these and didn't want to just leave it at a small mention in a favourites post because seriously these are amazing! 
If you had asked me about a month ago what my favourite nail polish brand was i would of been a loyal Essie supporter but after buying one of these on a whim in boots Essie doesn't even compare!
Before a night out at the start of August i bought Satsuma (the first shade) in a rush hoping it would compliment Macs Vegas Volt lipstick nicely (sad i know) and after that i was hooked.

 I wore Satsuma to death all of August and it is the most long wearing nail polish i have ever tried. Seriously no matter what nail varnish i had used in the past high end or high street it would always chip straight away the best run i had was with Essie and thats why i loved them so much but i can honestly say i could leave this on my nails for over a week and it would remain virtually chip free, exactly what you want in a nail polish right?! Not to mention the amazing finish these give no need for a top coat with these they leave your nails super shiney as if you've just had a shellac manicure but at a fraction of the price. The glossiness does fade after about three days but not to a completely matte or dull shade and the polish still looks fresh!

So needless to say after i got home from England a few weeks ago i was straight to boots to buy a couple more of these, i could honestly never buy another brand of nail polish again these are THAT good! I picked up blueberry the gorgeous pale blue shade and blood orange which is a bit misleading as its 100% bright red! You can pick them up buy one get one half price in boots right now (here) and there is a good colour range to choose from i'm definitely eager to get my hands on a few more and even without the deal £3.99 for a polish is a great price, to me anyway, considering the eight pounds or there abouts i used to fork out for Essie! 

The pictures above show the colours on my nails after just one coat.

Have you tried any of the Barry M Gelly polishes? Which shade is your favourite if you have??