Saturday, 27 March 2010

ASOS Dresses

ASOS Shoulder Pad Lace Bodycon Dress

ASOS Mesh Waterfall Babydoll Dress
ASOS Mesh Waterfall Babydoll Dress

I have a wedding to go to in June and have been searching for an ideal dress. I've come across these which are both pretty but I'm not sure how much I like them. Both are £38, I like the top dress in pink and the bottom dress in both lilac and coral.
What do you think?

I've also looked at Newlook, Republic and Boohoo. All sites have the price range I'm looking for (Around £30) and have nice dresses but none that stand out to me and make me go 'Oooh wowwww'
There is one on BooHoo but as it is an online store, I'm worried that it won't fit.


Monday, 22 March 2010

Ins and Outs

I haven't been blogging much recently and thats because I haven't had any money which results in no hauls and no reviews. I just have nothing to blog about! Also, the last 5 or so of my posts have had 1 comment at most (Thank you if you're one of those people!) so I feel no one is reading my blog.
I'm doing a big summer shop in Primark on Friday so should have a nice haul for you guys and I've finished school early today so will try and think of a few posts to do :)

  • Biology lessons - I've been concentrating, understanding and answering! Plus I've gone up a grade which has boosted my confidence.
  • Skin - This changes every week but this week happens to be a good one.
  • Friends - I feel as though I have some true close friends who care about me.
  • Coursework - English and Media coursework finally finished! Although I must admit, I quite enjoy coursework, it just drags on for months!

  • Rain - It was sunny for weeks and then bam! The last week it has poured down everyday.
  • Wedding outfit - I'm not sure whether to wear a dress, tulip skirt and top or a fancy top, skinny jeans and heels to polish it off. I've looked out for all three options of outfits and can not find a thing!


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Avon Arabian Glow Clearly Shadowed Eye Pencils

Hello :)
So these are £5 each and at the moment are on offer for £3 each. I actually love these! I bought the blue one last August, wore it every day, used it all up and bought another! My favourite is the blue because it makes brown eyes pop!

From top to bottom: Plush Purple, Burnished Bronze and Vivacious Turquoise. Avon also do a gold called 'Gold Mine' but I haven't got that one yet.

These look sooo much better in real life! The camera is slightly out of focus so you can not see the gorgeous sheen they have. At the bottom of the Burnished Bronze swatch you can see some shimmer/sheen where the light is reflecting off of it to give you an idea.

These pencils are really creamy, soft and last all day. They are slightly faded by the end of the day but most products fade after hours of wear, especially on the waterline!
I wear the blue every day (Boring I know, but its a gorgeous colour). The purple and bronze aren't as vibrant but still beautiful colours.

I've only just recently bought another Vivacious Turquoise, but as this is my favourite ever eye-liner/shadow I might have to buy some back-ups...

Would I recommend these? Most definitely

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Jewellery Stand

I received this off of my nan a few years ago (Sorry I don't know where it's from). It's gorgeous but I only hang a few necklaces on it as it can topple over or I end up catching my arm on it and knocking it over - this results in a tangled mess. Just thought I'd show you because its so beautiful.
I know quite a few people have these so I would love to see yours, if you own one :)

Natural Collection Lipstick in Pink Mallow

This lipstick is £1.95 and is a standard pretty pink :)
The colour below is a little brighter/lighter than the lipstick actually is because of the light setting.

The second swatch from the top is the true colour of this lipstick.


Friday, 12 March 2010

Garnier Nutrisse 4.6 Deep Red

I dyed my hair yesterday ^^ I was going to go back to my natural colour which is Auburn but couldn't find the colour so opted for Garnier Nutrisse 4.6 Deep Red. This was £3.99 but normally is £4.99. I can not show you the box because I threw it away and the images online are different to the new model on the box.
So application was fine and it smelt better than usual :)
Here are the results:
Its quite dark but in a few days it should lighten up. Take note that the colour below is when the light hits it.

^ It doesn't look that bright but I wanted to show you how vibrant it is with a lot of light.

My hair before was a dark brown. The colour will vary depending on your current hair colour, application and the amount of time left on.

Overall I like the colour but next time I SHALL find the correct shade of Auburn.

Have a good day :)

Natural Collection Lipstick in Candy Mist

This lipstick is £1.95 which is great value. It reminds me of Nivea's Pearl and Shine lip balm as its a pretty pearly pink which is sheer. (Out of the two I prefer Pearl and Shine as it conditions and protects your lips at the same time.)

Bare lips: (Camera has really picked up those freckles on my lips!)

Candy Mist:


Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Collection 2000 Glam Crystals

These are £2.99 each and are my favourite glitter liners. They dry in a reasonable time, last all day and do not contain tacky large glitter particles.

From top to bottom: Funk, Shake it up!, Pow!, Spandex and Le freak.

Swatches: (Names in order as above)

My favourite has to be Pow! but they are all gorgeous :)

Oh and if you haven't already guessed, I would definitely recommend these!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Simple, VIP and Purchase

'Simple' the skincare range have a website (Like most companies these days) and I would just like to inform you about it if you haven't already checked it out. The website gives you all the information you need to know on their products, loads of tips on how to make your skin the best it can be and you can take a skin health check where they give you in-depth advice tailored for you and your life style. It says it is £8.99 or free with a promotional code. All I done was typed into google 'Promotional code for Simple skin health check' and used the first one that popped up - You can use any code you see, it doesn't really matter. I don't think anyone actually pays for it.
You can also become a VIP member which is worth doing because you get to try products before anyone else, have your say about the brand and product range, win prizes and get monthly discounts of 50% off product packs!

A few weeks ago I ordered the 'Simply Kissable' product pack for my mum for Mother's day. This includes Vital Vitamin Day Cream 50ml, Kind To Eyes Soothing Balm and Kind To Lips Intensive Moisturiser. If you buy these products separately it would cost £12. The online pack is £10 and because I am a VIP and got discount of 50%, I only had to pay £5, saving of £7 :)

You can also earn points by taking surveys each month, commenting on their blog posts etc... and when you reach 1000 points they will give you £10 off a product pack.
It is definitely worth signing up!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Superdrug Tea Tree and Peppermint Skincare Range Reviews

Hello :)
I was sent these products for reviewing purposes. This has not affected my opinions on the products.

Products are £2.99 each or on offer at the moment 2 for £5 which is great value.

"Tea Tree originates from Australia. It is a natural antibacterial agent known for its antiseptic healing properties.
Peppermint oil is renowned for its therapeutic effect on skin disorders and for its cooling sensation."

This skincare range has a minty scent, which personally I like but some people may be put off by it.

Facial wash.
Superdrug Tea Tree and Peppermint Facial Wash will effectively remove dirt, make-up and other impurities, helping to promote a clearer spot-free complexion. It will leave your skin feeling clean and fresh.
I really like this facial wash as it refreshes my skin and instantly makes me feel wide awake.

This light, soothing, non-greasy moisturiser is enriched with the moisturising ingredients Pro-vitamin B5 and Aloe Vera. Easily absorbed into the skin, this refreshing formula is ideal for use on oily or spot prone skin.
This has a lighter minty scent than the other products and smells like Polo's :). Easily absorbed, does not make my skin greasy, softens my skin straight away and soothes my skin because of the peppermint - Need I say more?

Cleanser & Toner.
This 2 in 1 Cleanser and Toner with natural peppermint oil is a light non-greasy formulation, which removes dirt, make-up and other skin impurities, thereby helping to promote a clearer spot free complexion. Leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean.
Refreshes my skin, removes the dirt, make-up and impurities and my skin feels 'toned' when applied. A good standard product :)

Blended Oil.
Superdrug Tea Tree blended oil is diluted to 1% so that it can be applied directly to the skin. Its antibacterial and antiseptic actions penetrate pore deep removing bacteria and helping to promote a clearer complexion.
This is the first facial oil I have tried because before I thought "It will not make a difference to my skin" and "It will leave my skin really oily and greasy". Well, this does not make my skin as oily/greasy as I thought it would and makes my skin feel moisturised. I'm not sure if it has improved the condition of my skin because I naturally have oily skin so haven't noticed a great difference. I think this product will be great for people with dry skin to restore the oils.
This product being "antibacterial and antiseptic" probably does do my skin good and I will continue to use to see the results.

Overall: I really like this range as the tea tree and peppermint oils refresh and revitalise my skin. I also love the minty smell :) It wakes my brain up.

Would I re-purchase? Yes :)

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

My ginger journey over the past year or so

I'm a ginge *Does NOT hang head in shame*. I've been quite lucky actually and have only been called a few names, but that was around the ages of 11-13 when immature boys were starting puberty. I still here the odd joke, mainly by myself - If you can take the mick out of yourself and show people you don't care, their not going to bother trying to annoy you.

So here is my hair over the past few years, mainly focusing on the colour:

This was taken a few years ago in the summer, in the sunshine. This is the lightest it has been since I was a child (When I got my hair cut it went really dark)

Taken about a year ago, lighting isn't very good but shows you how dark my hair is.

This is probably the most true to my natural hair colour (Taken August last year). As you can see its Auburn - I like it :)

Taken December 2009. This is when I dyed my hair to dark brown. I wasn't ashamed of my previous colour, I just wanted to try something different.

Taken January 2010. This is a lighter brown.

And currently, my hair is like the picture above, but with red tones running through it.

GARNIER Nutrisse
In a few weeks I am dying my hair back to its Auburn-ness like the picture above. I'll probably use a different brand because I have found that Garnier Nutrisse PERMANENT lasts as long as L'oreal SEMI PERMANENT.

Hope you enjoyed :)

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