Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Haul // I work them long nights to get a payday

Hello my lovelies, 
I have indeed been hauling. I not so recently got a part-time job as a waitress at the Buck and Bell in Long Itchington, and lets just say I love it. I get paid on a weekly basis and get tips so after saving them up, then spending a tonne of it in Topshop, ooops, then saving again I managed to save enough to make a few cheeky purchases. Quick disclaimer in the photo above there is a Primark bag but there won't be any Primark stuff in this haul it was just bits and pieces that were unnecessary. 
Yes. I went there. I just can't help myself once I'm in there and when there is 3 for 2 on skin care and body care and you need a cleanser well this happens. I've had my eye on the Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean Cleanser and I literally grabbed it off the shelf. I then some how managed to justify to myself that I needed a body scrub and I was sold on the sugar crush scent, so this cheeky little product managed to worm it's way into my basket. Then of course you can't leave a 3 for 2 without the free product so being so in love with the scrub scent I picked up the Sugar Crush Body Wash.Pretty restrained for me, I have to say.
Aussie was on offer. I had to try so hard not to pick everything up just on the basis it smelt good and I 'needed it'. But I was an angel and only brought the Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo. This smells great and really works well to give my hair that extra umpft. I also picked up the Garnier Pure Active Toner. My main reason for this being it was at such a good price and it would be a good backup when I run out of my current toner. The final and only makeupish product I picked up was a MaxFactor Max Effect Nail Polish in  Fantasy Fire. It just looked so pretty. Don't Judge. 
I went here on a whim, we were just walking past when I thought hmm could do with something to eat for cheap so I picked up these 2 boxes of Mikado. These are just lush and have been devoured. I quickly remembered, while oaring at the Daim Mikado, that lots of BBloggers had raved about how some make up products had wormed there way into pound shops and to my surprise these 2 Garnier products were just sat there, the only difference from the ones in Boots were that these have foreign writing as well as the English on them. Can Not Complain.
As we all know this is my favourite shop ever. Ever. Ever. Especially when they release there ace Christmas range and this year it's bigger than ever. Too exciting. I only picked up two little things, to start with. I got the sweet smelling Candy Mountain and the more musky Soot Ball. Don't worry my little chickita's reviews of these will be up in the near near future. Also while in Lush I had to pick my favourite toner of all time, Breath Of Fresh Air. How lush. 
Miss Selfridge
Final place was Miss Selfridge. I never normally come here I always see all the beautiful things but never think I can afford it but with a bit of an extra cash in my pocket I braved it. I picked up this wooley jumper which I shall link here. Thank God for student discount. I also picked up these two cute pieces of jewelerry as they were half price and just so pretty. 

And that is all for today. Don't you worry though, I'm planning on going to Milton Keynes in half term and having a nice spend before I have to do my Christmas shopping. So, just before I go, what have you been buying? Have you started your Christmas shopping?

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Review // Go TropiCORAL

Hello lovelies, 
Today we have have a much loved set of mine from none other than Benefit. Benefit is a brand that I absolutely love, not just because of the such cute packaging but the quality of the product you get. I can always seem to justify buying anything from them. The Go TropiCORAL set is no exception to this. I find this kit so versatile and that I'm able to use either just one item on its own or all of them together to create some very warm looks. So without further a do lets look at whats inside the box!
Oooooo just look at all the goodness!
So the first two products in the box are the Cha Cha Tint and High Beam. Both of which I'm you have heard of before. Cha Cha tint is a lovely orange based multi-use product that can either be used on the cheeks for a healthy glow or the lips for a nice long lasting pop of colour. I'm a huge fan of this product and as I sit here looking at my hand it is still slightly stained from this swatch. Impressed? Yes! I think I've found a Holy Grail of highlighters and its High Beam. I've never experienced such a good highlighter, ever. It's perfect for my skin with the slightly pink iridescence and it just lasts all day to give you that much hunted for dewy look. Honestly this little size has made me want to rush to Benefit and grab my self the full size.
The other two products within the kit are the Coralista Blusher (which you can see I have made a huge indent into) and the nicely complementing Coralista Lip gloss. Again another two loves. The blusher is such a flattering coral blush, it's not too sparkly and it just gives you that wash of colour that doesn't look like you tried to hard. My only gripe is that it is fixed into the kit so unlike the other products I can't remove it, which is a pain but we live with it. The last, but by no means least product is this lip gloss. Now when I hear lip gloss I think sparkly, glittery, childish mess but let me be the first and by no means the last to say this is none of those things. It is a glossy and smooth on the lips and does not leave them with that tacky feeling. I'm so gutted I didn't pick up Benefits lip gloss set last year which had them all in for such a great price because they are such a good formula and I'm smitten. 
So there we go. That was my 'I'm just going to constantly go on about how great this set is post'. But seriously if you're urming and arhring about getting this kit, take the plunge or maybe the colours in this don't quite hit the spot so be sure to check out 'Feelin' Dandy' or 'Sugarlicious'. Have you tried this kit? Let me know!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Empties // September

Hello my lovelies,
The long month of September has passed us and we are now in the autumnal month of October. That means it's time for my monthly empties post! I would just like to take this moment to apologies for my lack of blogging last month, I was very busy with settling into 6th form and what not but we're here now and that's all that matters. So without further a do lets take a look of what I have used up this month/last month.
Haven't really used up many hair products this month, mainly because everything I seem to own just lasts a life time. I am not complaining however because this saves me a heck of a lot of money. Firstly we have The Body Shop Banana Shampoo, this was recommended to me and I have since became a massive fan, when I use this I feel like my hair has really been deeply cleaned. I would defiantly repurchase this in the near future but for the time being I have brought a different shampoo so I can try something different. I have also finished off a travel size of the Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo similarly I loved this, really cleaned the hair and worth the price. The final thing is the conditioner I get with my hair dye, nothing much to say other than this is the best smelling thing. Ever. That is all.
A few things in this section that I have really loved and one I have a strong dislike towards. Lets start with the negative and move to the positive. So first of all we have the B.Pure Micellar Water, I expected great things from this but was just disappointed; Okay it did remove my make-up fairly well but it stung like a bitch around my eye area and required a lot of scrubbing to get the bulk off. Not good. Next we have the Clean and Clear Deep Action Cream Wash, just your standard face wash, nothing too impssive just cleaned my skin on a day to day basis and did the job. Next is a strange on but hey why not, I finished The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Shower Gel, this smelt divine, lathered well and was just a nice shower gel to use. Would definatly recommend and Body Shop shower gels! Finally we have the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, this was one of those products that I enjoyed using but had not clue on what it actually did, so I'm glad I got this free in my Selfridges Summer Box, oh well I enjoyed it while it last.
Final section guys, we can do this! As you can see there is a heck of a lot of primers, concealers and foundations. I'm not going to lie to you I didn't finish all of these in September, it was just in this month that I decided to part with them. So in the primer section we have the MUA Primer, Stila One Step Corrector and the MUA Pro-Base Eye Primer. None of these products really stood out to me as being the best thing ever, they were all 'nice' but just didn't make me die at the fact I would have to live without them. Maybe its down to me and my weird dry skin. For concealer, we have two, the Rimmel Wake Me Up and the Collection Illuminating Touch. Both of these were really good highlighting concealers that not only covered well but also made the darkness under my eyes look majorly reduced. Lastly we have two foundations the No.7 Stay Perfect and the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. Loved the Bourjois, and didn't really take to the No.7, just didn't do anything wonderful for my skin. 
Congratulations. You made it to the end. I promise the next post will a bit more bite size! Did you make any great discoveries last month? Let me know!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

wishlist // Topshop Wishlist

Topshop Wishlist

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Hello my lovelies,
So today I suppose is a bit of lazy post because the image was not taken by me but to be fair finding the items and links took some time so I don't know, you be the judge. Anyway's these are all the things I've been majorly lusting after at Topshop. To be frank I want everything from the damn shops but I've managed to narrow it down to a few autumnal picks that will work great between the transition of summer and winter. Is it just me that's starting to get Christmasy? Just before I carry on all links are above. I feel like my wishlist features a lot of demin, wool and leather but for me these are the staples of the cooler months. I've seen a heck of a lot of people with these lovely Chelsea Rider boots and well I just need a pair, it's not even questionable. Also the infamous daisy cami has wormed it's way into my need list. Above I've pictured the beautiful cropped lace jumper in yellow but apparently it no longer exists :( but as compensation they now make it in light pink so all order is restored! Also I slightly cheated, I now own the Biker Jacket, oooops. I just couldn't not buy it. So they are my picks! I would love to see yours, so let me know!