Sunday, 31 March 2013

Ebay Finds/Haul.

I always get super excited when i have a little extra cash at the end of the month and until a few weeks ago Ebay was proberbly the last place i would spend it. However i thought i would have a sneaky search when i read a ootd type post and discovered that the person's necklace was from none other than good old Ebay.

So here's what i found ill try and link the seller but i did purchase this stuff a while back and therefore some bits may not be available in the particular colour/style i have...

Silver/Gold Spike Necklace - Link Here!

Bronze Double Spike Necklace - Link Here!

Neon Pink Triangle Necklace - Link Here!

Aztec Print Necklace - Link Here!

Gold+Silver Spiked Bracelets - Link Here!

Skull Bracelet - Link Here!  // Bracelet with lettering - Link Here!

Thats all my Ebay Jewelery finds hope you enjoyed reading even though it was a very short post!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Dove Summer Glow Gradual Tanner - Review.

If there's one thing i always get drawn to but never fully satisfied with its a "fake tan" and in the process i seem to have accumulated quite an amount.  By far my favourites have to be gradual tanners i feel like there less orange and give a nicer less streaky looking finish. This one in particular is proberbly my favourite of them all although im eager to try the Palmers Bronzing Lotion. But back to this one.. 

Dove Summer Glow - comes in two different variations (if thats the right word?) one for medium to dark skin and one for far to medium. Although im quite pale i do have more olive undertones and for that reason decided on getting the medium to dark one. Dove have also brought out a gradual tanner with the same formula but with a subtle shimmer. I personally like a matte tan so brought the original and so far im more than impressed.

When first applied its white and just an ordinary looking lotion with a nice yet subtle smell. It goes on really easy and blends out nicely. Within a couple of hours the colour starts to come through and after just one application your left with a nice "glow". After applying the product a few days in a row your colour really starts to build up into a warm golden tan and stays put really well. I personally used it for three days in a row and now use it every other day. The best thing about gradual tanners though is that you can either settle for a golden glow or build it up into a deeper tan, depending on how often you use it. Once applied it absorbs quickly and leaves you streak free (something that most tanners often don't do). 

Although it is a lotion i would recommend applying some kind of body butter every now and again rather then just totally relying on this (don't get me wrong though it does its job) especially if you have dry skin. The only other thing i have to mention is that although it absorbs quickly it does leave you with a slight tacky feel for a few hours, i apply this at night though so by morning its absolutely fine.

The product retails for £4.99 but can normally be found on offer somewhere (try Superdrug or Boots for the best offers). You can find it here and here

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Dainty Doll Products

Its not very often that i will purchase makeup items off the internet other than if im simply re-purchasing something however when i heard that Dainty Doll products where being sold through Fragrance Direct for £1.99 i jumped at the chance to get my hands on them.

Dainty Doll isn't a brand that ive brought from before because unfortunately my local Boots store has never stocked it. However... Dainty Doll is a brand created by Nicola Roberts (who i think always looks incredible) aimed at fare skin ladies who find it difficult to buy products that suit and match there skin tone (although i think most of the products suit a variety of skin tones especially the blushes and lipsticks). Im not sure if Dainty Doll is being discontinued and thats why the products are popping up in discount stores (i heard that TK Maxx are stocking some of their bits and bobs)? But either way Fragrance Direct are selling them at a fraction of the price.    

I brought two products from the range a blush and a lipstick although other products being sold include, eyeshadow/cream blush/mascara.

 As you can tell the packaging is of great quality, sleek gold writing and very sturdy. It also has that luxury feel too it and isn't flimsy in the slightest.

The Blush is named "you are my sunshine" which somehow fits with the colour very nicely. Its a pinky/dark peach shade with gold shimmer, although the shimmer hardly transfers to the face. It does however greatly remind me of Nars Orgasm blush. With it being powder it applies smoothly and evenly has good colour payoff and blends easily. All in all im greatly impressed with both the quality and the colour and can see it being my go to blush during spring.

Dainty Doll Lipstick Shade 006 "Babydoll" again very appropriately named. Babydoll is a beautiful everyday nude with a slight pink tone to it. With it having a pink tone i feel as though it would be suitable for most skin tones as it doesn't wash you out yet isn't dark or beige toned either. The quality of the product is good applys well and doesn't wear off easily and sits comfortably (theres nothing worse than when a lip product feels drying or heavy).

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

TRESemme Instant Rescue Shot - Review

TRESemme Platinum Strength Instant Rescue Shot - £1.50
When TRESemme launched there Platinum Strength range i was skeptical, i mean not to be a moaner but how many brands label there products as "strengthening/rescuing/restoring"  and how many actually are as good as they claim to be? So when i heard good reviews about the range i was interested to try the instant rescue shot out of everything as i normally find treatments are very hit and miss, and if i liked this product i would most proberbly get along with the other products too. 

The idea behind the instant rescue shot is that its a quick 60 second treatment for when hair needs a boost of moisture. Obviously this is a product designed for dry/damaged hair and my hair isn't particularly dry or damaged but i do have rather split ends at the moment and feel this works wonders for this problem too. All you do is pop it onto damp hair after shampooing leave it for 1 minute and rinse off, simple but effective. Personally i like to leave it for a few minutes which i find works better for me but if you hair isn't overly dry or damaged a minute would be long enough. 

The consistency is your typical thick conditioner like texture and you get 15ml which for me lasts two treatments even though i don't have fine hair. The thing that was a winner in my opinion though was that you can tell a difference in your hairs condition straight away even after using it just the once which is unusual especially for a hair product. 

It leaves my hair feeling super soft, looking in noticeable better condition, and more manageable. For me its a complete winner and i will defiantly be looking into purchasing the Platinum Strength shampoo and conditioner.   

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Beauty favourites.

I was hoping that this post was going to be a February favourites but considering its now the 13th of March its a little more than just late. I don't actually have that many favourites at the moment as the things ive been using ive had for a while and although i do like them i haven't found anything new that screams amazing to me.  

Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray - I actually got this back at christmas in a gift set and didn't really think too much of it at first. But the more i started to use this little miracle the more i started to realise i really enjoyed it and it quickly became a everyday product for me. Its a lightweight mist that you spray into dry hair to create a beachy waves. For me this product really impressed as my hair rarely holds styles such as curls or waves and so for this to actually work and keep my hair wavy all day was a real winner. Aussie Dual Personality Hairspray - Again another hair product that has served me well over the last few months. Im normally not picky when it comes to hairspray but in my opinion there's nothing worse than a hair product that makes you gasp for breath like most hairsprays do for me. Luckily this one is a fine mist that has a nice smell and sits well on the hair without making it sticky or rock hard.        

Original Source Mint and Walnut Scrub - Im super lazy when it comes to exfoliating my body so having a shower gel and scrub in one sits well with me. Ive always liked the Tea Tree and Mint shower gel from Original Source and this smells exactly the same. Refreshing and awaking plus the little walnut pieces leave you feeling smooth without being to invigorating. Rimmel Sweet As Sugar Polish - I have so many polishes that i didn't really need this but somehow it just slipped into my Boots basket (at least thats what ive convinced myself) i think this is a great spring polish. Normally i stear clear of blue polishes as i think they age my hands especially navy blue ones. But this is just a perfect mix of pastel blue with grey undertones. Plus it was on offer for £1.99 so how can a girl resist?

Next up are a few makeup items, MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter - Ive recently done a review of this product so i won't bang on about it too much other than its a cheap as chips product thats very pink toned and reminds me a lot of Nars Miss Liberty highlighting blush. No7 Truffle Eyeshadow- Again i think ive talked about this product before, i don't however own alot of no7 cosmetics and the ones that i have tried ive not been overly impressed with but i just love this shade. Its a nice dark bronze thats not shimmery but more of a pearl like finish. Blends well applies nicely with good colour payoff and lasts all day, what more could you want. Rimmel Pink Rose Blush - I know there's rather a lot of hype surrounding Rimmel Blush Santa Rose and although i think that is rather pretty im sold on Pink Rose. For my skin tone this is the perfect everyday flush of colour that blends like a dream and looks really natural. 

Thanks for reading, be back soon with hopefully some more reviews!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Radox Fresh&Fruity Shower Creams - Review

Just a very quick review ...

So im aware that shower gels aren't exactly what we would title "interesting" and in all honestly i never thought i would post about them as i don't find myself being very loyal in this department (basically i just pick up whatever on offer and hope for the best) but after seeing lily from etcllymlrs post about them i thought why not give them a try?

Radox Berry Burst - £1.99 Boots
All together there's three in the range ... Berry Burst, Coconut Kiss, Cherry Blast. I choose berry burst which is a lovely refreshing scent of raspberry and blackberry. The scent doesn't really last on the skin but whilst its lathering up (and it lathers pretty well and you only need a small amount) its very refreshing and kind of reminds me of the Innocence berry smoothies. Plus its only £1.99 so cheap as chips.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Beauty Wishlist

Beauty Wishlist

Estee Lauder Dilettante - First of all lets just take a moment to drool over the beautiful packaging... that aside i totally fell in love with this colour a few months back when they launched, a gorgeous bright blue shade thats really eye catching and perfect for this time of year!

MUA Undress Me Too Palette - Its only really been in the last year or so that ive gotten back into wearing eye shadow as i went off it completely for a while. Unlike the previous years when i thought that Urban Decay palettes were a must, nowdays i prefer high street eyeshadow palettes. And ive been particular loving MUA's offerings, especially the Undress Me Too palette. Which features more Matte shadows than there other ones.   

Benefit World Famous Neutrals - How cute are these? Benefit have launched three new little kits each containing four eyeshadow and two cream shadows. My favourite is by far the "Most Glamorous Nudes" kit. And there only £23.50 for 4 beautiful eye shadows and two eye creams which are suppose to be really good.

Barry M Gelly Nail Polish - These have been around for a while now and there currently on offer in Boots. Easy to apply with a high shine finish these are perfect or spring and this is just one colour i have my beady eyes on hehe. 

Revlon Lip Butter -  Sweet Tart, is a beautiful bright pink shade that with one layer can create a very sheer barely there look or can be layered for a more opaque shade.  

Essie Mint Candy Apple - If you know me you will know i have a love for Essie Nail Polishes, this shade ive been wanting to get my hands on for a while now and with spring approaching its a great excuse right?

Soap&Glory Sugar Crush Body Butter - Again Soap&Glory is a brand i just cant get enough of at the moment. I have there Sugar Crush body scrub and it smells amazing (like good enough to eat kind of amazing) so therefore i have to get the body butter and shower gel. 

Nails Inc Spring Mini's - Its very rare nowdays that i buy a full sized bottle of polish if i can help it. Now that ive built up quite a collection a feel i don't get through them fast enough, rather than wasting i think its a better investment to buy mini sets like these. Plus ive not got anything quite like that mustard shade as of yet. 

So thats my beauty wishlist, thanks for reading x


Monday, 4 March 2013

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter - Review

Today guys i thought i would do a quick review of a makeup product i don't normally talk about, ie highlighter. Its not that i don't like or use highlighter its just that its a very rare occasion i will find one i like. Cream/liquid highlighters aren't for me as in the past ive had problems blending them and on top of that the ones i do rather like are quite pricey. And although i don't mind spending money on great products i don't like to spend more than i can justify on a product that i won't be using everyday.

MUA to me is a brand that delivers quality ( in most cases anyway) at a price that is more than reasonable. In the past ive loved there Matte collection and there palettes and therefore was a tad excited to hear they were launching a new range .... (drum roll please) ... the Undress Your Skin collection. The collection includes,  Flawless primer, illuminating foundation, radiant under eye concealer, and last but not least highlighter powder. 

Obviously i would have liked to have been able to get my hands on the whole range but i literally went down the day after they hit superdrug stores and they were sold out of most new products. Therefore i had to make do with the highlighting powder which if im honest was the product i was least excited about getting hold of. Im super glad i did pick it up though as its proberbly one of the only drugstore highlighters ive gotten on with in a long time. To start with i think the packaging is lovely and im liking the white sleeker looking packaging over the bulky black one were used to. The highlighter itself is equally as nice, to me there's nothing worse than a overly shimmery or glittery highlighter that makes you look like you have just stuck your face in a pot of iridescent glitter. Thankfully this is not the case with this one, with a lovely peal like finish to it, it sits perfectly on the skin giving you a nice healthy looking glow. It is rather pink toned which is what most highlighters are but not too pale so it will work well with all skin tones. In terms of application it applies really easily and hardly any blending is needed making it quick and comfortable. I would say it lasts a long time and you don't need tones of it either just swirl your brush around the pan and your good to go. Also i love the fact that its powder formula as i feel it sits nicer on the skin and like i say you need very little.

Overall i really like this product and will continue to use it, can't wait to get my hands on more of the collection now!