Sunday, 25 November 2012

Small Superdrug haul: 3 for 2

So recently I was forced to go into Superdrug, well not quite forced in fact not at all forced I was alone and this was a cheer myself up present and I think it worked well! Superdrug currently have 3 for 2 on all cosmetics so when there's 3 beauty products I wanted to try I headed there straight away. Usually I would always just go to Boots for my drugstore beauty products but considering the 3 for 2 offer I thought I'd switch.. just this once, I don't know why I just do. So I thought I'd treat myself after work has been a total downfall lately and to be honest there's not a lot I can do about it and the hunt for a new job goes on.

Anyway onto the first product I picked up, I got Rimmel's BB Cream in Light. I had recently got a sample of this and after using all of that up I instantly wanted to grab the full size bottle and I absolutely love it! The product claims to "Primes, Moisturises, Minimises Pores, Conceals, Covers, Smoothes, Mattifies, Brightens and helps Protect". I'm not 100% convinced that this product does all 9 of these things but I am sure that it does most of them, it really is amazing. It makes my skin feel ultra soft and it is really easy to apply. I do moisturise before I apply this product and love the application and coverage I get from it. I barely wear foundation on a day to day basis so this product is perfect for me. It's quite a light coverage but it's definitely buildable if you wanted. This is also the first BB cream that I have ever tried so I don't really know what I was expecting but it's definitely worth it. I think this was around £6 so very affordable too and I would absolutely recommend this product if you're after a BB cream or like me and don't normally wear foundation!

Next I purchased the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer which is the one I believe I hear everyone talk about so I'm jumping on the band wagon and trying it out myself. My last concealer had just run out so it was perfect timing, I was using e.l.f's concealer which was ok, nothing special but it was only £1.50. So after hearing rave reviews I tried this, I've used it a couple of times and I must say it definitely does last for a very long time which I love! Usually my concealer's would only last a few hours before I'm applying again so not having to reapply this whilst I'm at work is an absolute bonus. I believe this was just over £4 which is clearly a steal and I am definitely agreeing with everyone else who loves this concealer! :-)

Finally I picked up a Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner in Sable Brown. I don't think I've ever owned a brown eyeliner I would usually just always use black but I watched Sammi from BeautyCrush video on her natural make up look and saw she used a brown eyeliner, hers wasn't this one but I loved her final look so thought I'd try a brown one for myself. I have been using this daily on the top and bottom of my eyelashes but only going halfway across my eye and then smudging it in slightly. I love the look it gives and this eyeliner is so easy to apply which I also love. It's perfect for the more natural look which I'm pretty much sporting every day at work so I love to just add this to my daily routine to make my eyes look that little bit more bigger/wider and slightly more awake. It's such a simple and easy way to do so.

So that's it for my very small 3 for 2 haul, I hope you enjoyed it and will maybe go and treat yourself to some goodies from Superdrug ;-) I'd love to know if you've tried any of these products and what you think of them so don't forget to leave a comment! xoxo

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Lee Stafford Sea Salt Spray Review

The other day I went Christmas shopping with my mother in attempt to try and tick a load of pressies off my list and make it a little more bearable. Whilst doing that I never seem to be able to stay away from ANYTHING in Boots, there's always at least one product I want to pick up and try. This time it was the Lee Stafford hair range. I've heard many reviews about various different products from his range and also in Boots it was 3 for £12. I picked up this sea salt spray, the growth treatment and then my mum got the wax messy hair spray. My mum has kept the growth treatment for me for Christmas, probably thinking that I'll forget ;-)

But anyway onto the review, I had also recently picked up a different sea salt spray from the Umberto Giannini collection which I do love but have found that it's not so great on dry hair, which I didn't check when I bought it, although it works great on towel dryed hair. So when I saw this Lee Stafford one worked great on wet and dry hair I really wanted to give it a whirl.

I've used this product a few times now and I absolutely love it! The bottle says to squirt it about 10 times, obviously you can use more or less depending on your hair length. Then with dry hair I just used my hands to scrunch it up from the ends upwards and I'm ready to go! It really is so amazingly easy to use and sorts my bed hair out in a jiffy. The last picture is my hair after using the product so you can easily see that it does the trick by adding volume and waves to the hair which personally I love the look of. On a day to day basis at work I never really do anything with my hair other than put a few kirby grips in or shove it up in a top knot so this product means that I can keep it down but still making it look presentable.

Another plus is the packaging of the product, and all the other Lee Stafford products... They're pink! Walking down the aisle in Boots you're always immediately attracted to them so that's always a bonus too, my favourite colour ;-) Anyway hope you enjoyed the review and I'd love to know your thoughts on this product and any others in the Lee Stafford range! xo

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

November wish list

1. Taka pin studded chelsea boots - Missguided
2. Oversize chain necklace - Forever 21
3. Crescent moon highlighter - Topshop
4. Tapestry print boyfriend blazer - River Island
5. Lauren Conrad - Starstruck - Amazon
6. Military boyfriend coat - River Island
7. Black jersey maxi skirt - New Look
8. Skeleton hand print tank - New Look

These are literally just a select few of the things I am wanting this month, yes there are more which I haven't included! What being a beauty and fashion blogger does to you hey ;-) And guess what... I'm off shopping tomorrow so I really am hoping that I can tick some of these items off my wish list. Although I know Christmas is coming and I will have to add some of these bits onto my list for Father Christmas, hehe. In the past couple of months there hasn't been that many items on my must have list.. but I guess it was all building up to this big November one hey. I hope you also want to add some of my list onto yours and I'd love for you to leave me your wish lists to have a gander through :-) xo

Monday, 5 November 2012

e.l.f Zit Zapper Review

So I'm back at work after having two and a half weeks off work. You think when you have that amount of time off work that you'd start to get bored but surprisingly I didn't so when it got to going back to work it was a bit of a shock! Shops getting busier and busier due to Christmas lingering so it's long days and lots of annoying customers until then.

A while back I purchased many many e.l.f products. I hadn't heard much about them but since purchasing I've heard good reviews and am actually loving the products myself. Because I spent so much money on their website I also got a free goodie bag which included about 4 other products which was a great bonus. Since purchasing I think e.l.f do a lot of offers when you spend so much money and so on.

Anyway onto the review.. I purchased this product called the 'Zit Zapper' my skin is always prone to spots and I'm always looking out for new products to try and help my skin/spots in some way. This has been one hell of a long ongoing mission but I'm a sucker when it comes to trying new products so I'm not all bothered. Also this product was only £1.50 so I didn't think I could go too wrong with it. I also thought for £1.50 it probably wouldn't be that greater product but anything is worth a try.

When I received this product I think I tried it that same night as I really wanted to know the results. After taking my make up off then moisturising, I then apply this product to my spots and blemishes and then off to bed I go. The product smells pretty much like all other spot treatments I've tried, like tea tree oil. I woke up in the morning and was absolutely AMAZED by the results!! My spot I had the night before had pretty much gone and completely reduced the redness. I have never been so pleased with the results of a spot treatment other than this one. I have been using it every night ever since I received it and although it doesn't prevent spots from appearing, when I have spots it dramatically helps the removal process of them. It really is such an amazing product. I know that not all spot treatments work on EVERYONE'S skin, I mean I've tried treatments that some people rave madly about, then when I try them.. nothing! But for £1.50, even if it doesn't work for you I don't think you can say you've lost a lot. I couldn't rave enough about this product enough to you and I will definitely be repurchasing. Although I think I have quite a bit of use left in this little tube.

I can't say I have much else to say about a spot removal treatment but you should definitely get onto their website and purchase! And don't forget to have a look on their facebook or twitter pages to see if they have any offers on! Hope you have a lovely week and let me know if you've tried this product and what you think of it :-)

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