Thursday, 28 February 2013

Next Paris Perfume - Review.

Next Paris Perfume 50ml - £10

Ive been a huge fan of Next perfumes in the past and especially like there latest collection they released last November time, the collection is inspired by the different cities around the world and includes Paris/New York/Milan/ London. I would eventually like to try them all but for the last few months ive been loving Paris. Ill be honest in saying that my main attraction to this was the fact that the perfume and packaging is a soft pink colour. Another thing that is appealing about Next perfumes is that they don't cost an arm and a leg. They may not have the lasting power of more higher end perfumes but in my opinion there lovely to buy if your looking for something you can wear everyday and not have to worry about finding the money to re-purchase one you have used your last spray.  As a word of warning im going to have to throw out there that im really crap when it comes to describing scents so sorry if this doesn't make a lot of sense haha.

Top Notes: Orange Blossom and Ylang Ylang

Heart: Jasmine and Orchid

Base: Amber and Musk 

For me i proberbly wouldn't wear this at night as i find it to be very fresh and clean. When you first spray it you can defiantly smell some kind of orange but once it has settled onto skin it smells more musky and like i say almost soap like. For this reason it may not be to everybody's taste but i like it as it a very basic crisp everyday fragrance that isn't too overpowering. As ive mentioned Next perfumes don't have the tendency to last all day but for me this lasts just long enough (proberbly a good 3+ hours). Plus the packaging isn't flimsy so it should be fine placed in your handbag.

The "Paris" range also includes ... 

  • fragrance diffuser
  • Candle
  • Body Cream 
  • Fragrance 30ml // 50ml // 100ml 
To visit the next site and view all there collections plus some branded fragrances click here.

Thanks for reading x


Saturday, 23 February 2013

Everyday Makeup For Under £20?

So thought i would hop on the band wagon today and do a "£20 makeup challenge" post. Now normally i use drugstore makeup anyway, unless its a special occasion or ive found a high end product i really love. So finding great products that weren't going to break the bank was an easy enough task!

 If im going to spend money anywhere it will be on my "base" as i feel that foundation can either give a flawless yet natural look or can look caked on and badly applied. Therefore i decided to choose a foundation that is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation a medium coverage foundation that give a dewy finish and lasts all day plus i retails for a decent £8.99. Next up i decided on the Collection lasting Perfection Concealer which gets raved about all the time and i completely agree that its a great product with good coverage and is only £4.19 on offer at boots! Next up MUA pressed powder now i have to admit that with using a dewy foundation i find myself using a tad of powder on my t-zone throughout the day however this one retails for a mere £1 and is just as good as higher end ones in my opinion. When it comes to blush i am defianltey more high street then high end simply because i only use powder formula and you can't go far wrong with powder. This ones from MUA Shade 5 for £1 and is a gorgeous peach shade that looks rather bright in the pan but one applied and blended is the perfect everyday colour especially as springs on its way. Next up is some Mascara i don't often do much with my eyes everyday other than apply some mascara this is Natural Collections Lengthening Mascara which is surprisingly good for £1.99. Last but not least an eyebrow pencil and some lipstick MUA Eyebrow Pencil is £1 and has a really nice creamy texture so is a dream to apply and blend leaving you with natural looking brows. The Lipstick is also by MUA Shade Juicy another peach shade that goes great with the blush ive chosen and looks really pretty especially on paler skin tones £1.

So thats it a great everyday look for just under £20 who said makeup had to cost an arm and a leg?

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Soap&Glory Collection.

As Im writing this, im sat watching an episode of Show Me Your Wardrobe wishing i had a big walk in wardrobe to store all of my clothes (a girl can dream can't she?) with a green tea and sudocrem all over my face haha. Never the less i thought i would do a post on my Soap&Glory products, as you can proberbly tell i love soap&glory and rate them very highly as a brand. There products never fail to impress and smell good enough to eat (that though i wouldn't advise).

So here's my stash of Soap&Glory stuff, ill do a mini review on everything then if there's anything you would like a full review on just a leave a comment....

L-R Pulp Friction Body Scrub // Smoothie Star Body Milk // Sexy Motherpucker Lipgloss // Foam Call Body Wash // Girligo Moisturizing Mist // Sugar Crush Body Scrub // ButterYourself Body Butter // Clean On Me Body Wash // Thick&Fast Mascara // Peaches Clean Cleansing Milk // Flake Away Body Scrub // The Righteous Body Butter

Heel Genius // Hand Food
Pulp Friction Body Scrub - A fruity scrub with a clay like texture and small exfoliating pumice granules. A nice one for an all over scrub.

Smoothie Star Body Milk - You can defiantly smell the brown sugar in this one and it smells amazing, soaks in quickly with it being a thinner milker texture and is nice to use everyday for a quick moisture fix.

Sexy Mother Pucker Lipgloss in Punch Bowl - Smells divine like raspberry's, a beautiful highly pigmented hot pink colour thats great on its own or with a lipstick. Lasts for hours and isn't sticky.

Foam Call Body Wash - A real fruity refreshing smell that lathers up well, with a scent that lasts for ages.

Girligo Body Mist - I love this stuff in the summer when i only want a very light layer of moisturizer, quick to apply smells good and is great for travel.

Sugar Crush Body Scrub - A great product if your looking for a very gentle exfoliate that won't cause any redness or irritation. Plus you only need the tiniest bit.

ButterYouself Body Butter - A rich fruity and refreshing body butter thats great for those driest of dry areas that need a thick layer of moisture. Not the quickest to soak in but a nice one to apply at night if you want to wake up feel super soft.

Clean On Me Body Wash - A favourite of mine at this time year as not only does it clean your skin but isn't drying and actually has moisturizing qualities of its own.

Thick&Fast Mascara - I do like this but its not the best one ive tried, im really eager to try the high definition version of this as its suppose to be much better i find though that this provides just the right amount of volume for everyday use.

Peaches Clean Cleansing Milk - Im yet to try this but it smells nice and ive heard really good things about it.

Flake Away Body Scrub - Proberbly the most innovating of the scrubs ive mentioned a nice one to use on areas such as knees, elbows etc.

The Righteous Body Butter - I love this that much that i even have the travel sized version which i take literally everywhere with me! It smells amazing and soaks in quickly even though its super moisturizing.

Heel Genius - If im honest im not overly impressed by this, i mean its a footcream so there's only so much you can expect but it didn;t seem to do anything other than make my toes smell nice.

Hand Food - Love, love, love this! It goes everywhere with me and is great for this time of year.

So thats it my stash of Soap&Glory hope you enjoyed reading sorry if this post seemed really long. 

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Aussie Luscious Long Shampoo+Conditioner - Review

Aussie has been a brand that ive turned too for years now whenever my hair is in dyer need of some TLC and ive always been impressed by there products. So when i was looking for a shampoo and conditioner duo for long/damaged hair i decided to try these.

They say ... "Aussie Luscious Long Hair Shampoo and conditioner is designed to improve and maintain the condition of long hair. Turning long hair into soft, luscious locks and controlling fly-away frizzies."

I say ... The smell of Luscious long shampoo+Conditioner is the typical bubble gum sweet smell that most Aussie products have. Unfortunately the smell is about the only thing i liked about using this duo. The shampoo cleans my hair well and doesn't strip my hair of its natural oils however for £4.49 ive found other shampoo's cheaper than this that do exactly the same job. The conditioner was the product that really put me off using these. It left my hair feeling weighed down and heavy (when blow drying my hair i found it didn't have half as much volume as it normally has). My hair also seemed to get more oily quicker than normal, i problem ive never had with Aussie products before. Plus rather than leaving me with soft manageable hair, it just left me with what felt like dryer hair than before.

Overall ...  Im really disappointed with these products considering i love all other Aussie products ive tried and think that Aussie in general are a really lovely brand, but for me these just didn't work. Maybe for somebody with either shorter of finer hair than me these would work better for them. But for now im sticking with what i know and love ... Aussie Miracle Moist!

Thanks for reading!


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Spring Wishlist 2013

Spring Wishlist

So its that time of year again when i start to get a little fed up with winter and look forward to warmer weather and all things pastel i.e spring!

And here's just some of the things ive had my eye on the last few weeks...

  • Orly Passion Fruit - Im craving everything neon at the moment, neon jewlery, clothes and even neon nails. Plus i dont own any Orly nail polsihes so that kind of gives me an excuse right?
  •  Straw Hat - Im not to sure were this exact one is from but i do have my eye on one the same from River Island
  •  ASOS Tassel Bowler Bags - Ever since Louise from sprinkleofglitter featured her mint green version of this bag in a post ive wanted it. I personally prefer colours that go with everything and anything and therefore have set my eyes on these two babies! Im not planning on being greedy and purchasing both but i just can't make up my mind!
  •  Levi's Light Denim Shorts - A staple in most wardrobes and a must have for alot of people during summer, need i say more?
  •  Essie Mint Candy Apple - It was a toss up between this and Cute As A Button but i just haven't found that perfect mint green yet, there either too bright or too blue. And im looking for a nice pastel green toned one so fingers crossed this is gonna be a winner!
  •  Topshop Socks - Socks, socks, socks ... who knew that one day socks were going to become an accessory? these are currently on a three for £8 offer so better stock up.
  •   Converse White High Tops - Ive been debating getting these for some time now but with all the rain and snow we've been getting here in the UK to where white footwear seemed a silly idea. I think these will pair well with Levi shorts and maybe a oversized vest? for summer of course!
  • Naked Basics Palette - Ive looked at this so many times now that i think i put myself off buying it thinking, surely if i wanted it that much i would have purchased it when it launched? but now that my beloved MUA palette is on its last legs (or at least the colours i love most are) i think its about time i invest in a palette for summer and this defiantly looks a good'un. 
  •  Nude Topshop Slipper Shoes - Im not sure if they still stock these tbh but im sure ill find some similar somewhere as i think there nice to throw on with anything from shorts to midi skirts to leggings. They just go with everything! 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Nail Polish Favourites.

Over the last few months ive been a little obsessed with nail polish and its proberbly one of the items i have brought and have most of. To be honest im more of a high street girl and tend to buy nail polish from brands such as Barry M, Rimmel and Revlon simply because i find that these in particular are of just as good quality as the likes of OPI and China Glaze plus i would rather spend £11 on a few makeup items than one nail polish, thats just me though.  

So onto the actual post before i get carried away chattering haha .....

L-R    No7 Rose Truffle, MUA shade 3, Rimmel Sweet As Sugar, All about Nails Raspberry, OPI Tickle My France-y, Nails Inc St James, Miss Sporty Sparkle Touch.

No7 Rose Truffle - I don't really have a lot of No7 polishes as i find them to be quite expensive for a high street brand but the ones i do have i love and this is defianltley a favourite of mine. With just two coats its opaque with a creamy formula that applies really smoothly. Its a beautiful red rose colour thats quite hard to describe as ive never seen anything quite like it before.

MUA Shade 3 - I love MUA polishes and for just £1 you get a real bargain with them. Ive been loving shade 3 atm as its a great colour for this time of year. A mid purple thats opaque goes on nicely and lasts for ages.

Rimmel Sweet A Sugar - For a couple of weeks now ive been craving pastels and neon colours with having wore reds and purples to death for the last few months, so i decided to treat myself to this. Honestly its the perfect pastel icy blue colour that looks stunning on the nails especially with a coat of Miss sporty's sparkle touch on top.

All About Nails Raspberry - Again the perfect Autumn/winter colour. All About Nails is sold at Tesco's for a measly one pound and have a great range of colours, so i would defiantly check them out if you haven't already.

OPI Tickle My France-y - A great everyday nude polish, goes on smoothly have a nice high gloss finish and will proberbly be on my nails a lot of the next year.

Nails Inc St James - Now here's a brand that i would like to have a nice big collection of, i think they do a wonderful range of colours and although there pricey i will defiantly be looking into purchasing more colours maybe a few bright shades for summer? St James however is a bright mail box kind of red that suits everybody and goes with everything.

Miss Sporty Sparkle Touch - Im not sure that this is called sparkle touch, but whatever its called its a great glitter polish and one that ive never seen anything quite like. A lot of the glitter polishes i own are mixed glitters with all different sized chunks. This one though is a clear base packed with blue and purple and iridescent glitter of different sizes.

So there are my nail polish favourites thanks for reading and i should have another haul coming soon.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

25 Facts About Me

25 Facts About Me:

1. I would rather be out for hours on end then stuck in the house all day.

2. I love long car journeys (i think its a really good time to be able to think and just have some alone time)

3. I want to live in London some day i just love the atmostphere down there.

4. I would choose to buy makeup and skincare products over hair products and clothing any day.

5. I would like to make youtube videos one day its just about plucking up the corage haha.

6. I dont have one favourite colour i just go through phases of liking different colours (at the moment im in love with bright neon colours)

7. My weakness is defianlty chocolate, whether its chocolate bars or just chocolate flavoured things, i just LOVE it!

8. If i had to choose just one clothing store to shop in it would be Topshop.

9. I have a pet mouse named nibbles although dont ask what made me name him that because i really have no idea!

10. I do have a boyfriend and we have been together for almost five years. 

11. I pratically live in leggins and slouchy tops

12. I love applying makeup but love no makeup days even more (sometimes putting makeup on seems more of a chore than an enjoyment)

13. I hate the taste of alcohol and the more expensive the drink the more i seem to dislike the taste. 

14. Im quite shy when you first meet me but after a while you can't shut me up. 

15. I love puppy huskys i really want one there just sooo cute!

16. I would much rather stay at home with a hot chocolate than go out clubbing

17. I have never been abroad but have proberbly been to most of the UK

18. I find it really hard to concentrate when there's noise, like when im writing on here i literally have the room silent otherwise its impossible to concentrate.

19. I love Cornwall i think its one of the most beautiful places ever.

20. I defianlty want to go travelling some day even if its just for a few months. 

21. Ill never grow up when it comes to christmas its my favourite time of year without a doubt.

22. My guilty pleasure is keeping up with the kardashians mainly because i adore kim and kournteys style and khloe makes me laugh.

23. I love food especially food thats bad for you i would choose a big mac over a salad any day.

24. My favourite kind of films are action but i dont like sci-fi filmsn and i could watch Titanic over and over again.

25. I think it took about 6 months for me to pluck up the confidence to start this blog. 

So thats it 25 facts about little old me i hope you enjoyed!