Thursday, 25 April 2013

Glossybox April 2013

 This month's Glossybox was a special edition designed by Pearl Lowe; how cute is the packaging! 

3 out of the 5 products are winners for me this month and I can make use of the other 2.

The winner has definitely got to be the Essie Nail Varnish in Geranium £7.99. Recently the only brand of nail varnish that I have been buying is Essie and at £8 a pop they're a little pricey so along with all the other subscribers i'm definitely not complaining!

I have liked all of the other products that I have used from Balance Me before. This is their Balance Me Radiance Face Mask. I've used this already; it has light exfoliating grains in, smells good and has a nice texture. 

Richard Ward Style Spray - This is the least exciting product for me in the box. I'm lazy when it comes to my hair and i'd rather not put too much product in it but i'll give it a go at some point.

 Nip + Fab Mango Body Butter - I've wanted to try the pistachio version of this for a while but I love mango. I've emptied this pot already and the body butter was really nice so I might go and get the full size pistachio one now.

Yves Rocher Nutritive - This moisturises for 24 hours so is meant to be great for dry skin.
*I still have no internet :( I'm just managing to keep up with everybody else's posts at the moment*

Monday, 15 April 2013

OOTN - Asos Disco Pants

Jacket - New Look
Vest Top - H&M
Heels - Treds

I actually ordered these ASOS Disco Pants on Ebay brand new with the tags because they were £6 cheaper. I was expecting black ones but they sent navy instead. They've sat on the side for 2 weeks and I haven't had chance to send them back so i've decided to keep them. 

I've tried the American Apparel ones on and they were really long and didn't fit nicely enough for me to justify spending £70 on them but I'm am really impressed with these ASOS ones. They are a perfect fit (I got a size 10), they look a little scrunched in the picture but they fit really well. I'm tempted to order the black ones now like I wanted originally.

Before ordering them, I had a look online for reviews and there was hardly anything so I took a bit of a risk and went for them but i'm really pleased with them!


Smashbox Primer
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - Ivory
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Transparent
The Body Shop Bronzer
MAC Fresco Rose Paint Pot
MAC Pink Split Mineralised Eye Shadow
Rimmel Apocolips in Nova
Soap and Glory Mascara Thick & Fast
No 7 Metallic Eyes Eyeliner Black
New ID Eyelashes

Nails - Essie Bahama Mama


Sunday, 14 April 2013

Viva Glam Nicki MAC Lipstick

So, I finally picked up Nicki Minaj's MAC Lipstick (the original), most of you have already moved on to the new edition but I thought that I would get more wear out of the original.

I contemplated getting it all over the Easter weekend as Debenham's had 10% of all MAC products. So, it would've been £12.60 instead of £14. I decided that I didn't need it and could live without it only to leave the tab open to tempt me everyday thereafter. I actually ended up purchasing it on Wednesday for full price - fail.

It's brighter than I expected but it'll be a good spring/summer colour. I haven't really reached for it since i've had it, so slightly disappointed with it. Hopefully I'll be able to make it work for me. What do you all think of it?


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

March Empties

Hope you've all had a lovely Easter! It's gone too quick as always. I've felt rough all weekend and could've done with not going back to work today. I went to Alton Towers yesterday and it was freezing. I didn't wear enough layers and ended up paying £45 for a Bench jumper that I wouldn't normally wear!

Here are the products that I used up in March:

Sure Glimmer Flowers and Lime Deodorant - I hate the smell of deodorants but I love lime so I thought I might be able to cope with this one. I finished it but it was still a deodorant smell, I might have to try an unscented one.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Moisturising Shampoo - Finally finished this, I use so much more conditioner than shampoo. I like this and would repurchase it but for now i'm going to use up my reserves of shampoo because i've accumulated way too many bottles!

Colgate Plax Whitening Mouthwash - This did the job of a mouthwash but I didn't see any whitening effect. I'd like to have my teeth whitened properly but i'm not sure about the damage it does.

Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Oil Nutritive Leave In Conditioner - I've had this for ages and it probably should have gone in the bin but its finally empty! It's banana scented and I found that it does make a difference to the ends of your hair making them more moisturised and not scraggly.

Wild Batiste Dry Shampoo - LOVE

Britney Spears Fantasy Perfume 100ml - I love this, it's really sweet scented and smells a bit like fudge. It might not be to everyone's taste but it's my favourite. Ryan got me a new one for Christmas so it's already replaced :)

Anatomicals Dont Just Clean It Woman Scrub It Body Scrub - I got this in a Glossybox. It smells really nice but only does what every other scrub does so I never stick with a particular brand.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 51 Vanilla - This made my skin look really dewy but it didn't have as much coverage as I like from a foundation. I would consider purchasing it around summer time though!

Benefit, The Gloss - No Peeking - I've had this too long but it's a really pretty colour! It's quite a sticky lipgloss but it's cute :)

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