29 March 2014

OOTN.



 I've considered buying a Birchbox so many times, and it took me this long to finally do it! It was pretty cool that the March box had been picked by Lulu Guinness. 



These are the stuff that were in the box! 

The first thing that impressed me was the size of the Korres Citrus Little Body Milk! I thought this was really good for a 'sample' box, and it smells delicious! 
The next thing I was impressed by was the Pores No More by Dr. Brandt. Although it wasn't a full size, it's going to take me a long time to get through as it's a silicone primer and I use the tiniest amount of these to make it work for my face. 
The rest of the beauty products were truly sample sized: the Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream, Benefit's Stay Don't Stray Eyelid Primer, and an English Laundry perfume in English Rose. I'm really excited to try all of these! 

And it came with a huge Lulu Guinness inspired rock, which my sweet tooth will love! 

Looking forward to my next Birchbox already :) 

23 March 2014

My first ever Birchbox!

I love going to Boots to purchase anything and everything. And the 3 for 2 offer Boots normally have - I can't resist. So I went for 6 for 4. 


I've never purchased BiorĂ© pore strips before, but I feel like my nose needs some TLC, so I'm going to give this a go. 
Hydraluron Boosting Masks! I love Hydraluron, so I'm going to overflow my face with this stuff. However, this is pricey! £19.99 for 4 masks, I must be addicted. 
I'm not getting along with my Rimmel Stay Matte powder, so I'm hoping the Maybelline Superstay 24 hour powder is slightly better. It claims to last for 24 hours, so if this doesn't work, there's no hope for me! 
L'oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint foundation! I love this foundation. It's £9.99 and works better than a lot of high end foundations I've purchased. I love many high end foundations too, but seeing as Summer is approaching, the liquid to powder aspect really helps! I've heard Benefit is coming out with a liquid to powder foundation soon, and I wonder if it'll beat the Nude Magique! I purchased this in the colour 140, which I thought matched pretty well. 
I've never purchased something like the Soap and Glory Puffy Eye Attack Turbo before - it claims to tackle dark circles and puffy eyes, and I wonder if it will. Really excited to try, and it was £12.50, so if it does work, that's not bad! 


Lastly, I purchased the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting concealer in shade 02, which I've tried twice, and so far, so good! 

Also, thank you to my <3 for treating me to half of these. :) 

19 March 2014

Boots Haul.


Skincare is very important, and I'm always looking for different ways to look after my skin. And I think I've found the next best thing! 

Skinade is the next generation liquid food supplement sold and recommended by top beauty professionals. The precious nutrients in Skinade will nourish your skin, hair and nails from the inside giving you a radiant complexion, luscious hair and stronger nails. Boost your body's natural collagen production with one bottle of Skinade a day. 

Skinade are holding a competition where you can win 30 days worth of Skinade simply by filling in a few fields, here!

Go ahead, free drinks! 

17 March 2014

Skinade!

I thought this would be interesting to write about, and haven't come across a post like this before. When I look at blogs from people living abroad, I wish that we had so many products available to us here in the UK. But, I assume we have some good brands hard to find abroad too! So by this I mean, you can't walk into the Boots or a beauty department to find these products easily. You have to search or buy online, which I've done here! 



So two things I bought from this picture are from the coolest pharmacy just off Oxford Street in London, behind Selfridges. It's called John Bell & Croyden Pharmacy, and you can visit the website here. I could spend hours in there, just looking at all the different products that you can't find everywhere. 
The first thing I purchased is the Bioderma Sensibio, which I've been wanting to try for ages! I left that huge sticker on, to emphasise that I got 2 250ml bottles for £10! I'm not sure if that's how much 1 bottle usually is, but 'special offers' get to me. 
MAVA DRY! Coolest thing ever. I'd never heard of this company before but what it claimed interested me! A spray on top coat that dries your nails in an instant? Does it really work? Yes! This is the second bottle I've bought! It makes my nail polish feel all cold and leaves a shine, working very well as a top coat! I still have to be careful after as it doesn't dry them completely, but it's still the coolest top coat/drying thing ever! I had seen that John Lewis sells other MAVALA products, but I couldn't find this. 
As I was telling the lady how much I loved the Pharmacy, she gave me a sample (a very generous sample) of this Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream from Weleda. I've never ever heard of this brand, but it smelt so lovely and free samples are always great. You can see what I'm talking about here.
I bought my first ever Sigma brush. I want them all, but as there's so many, I didn't know what to do. So I thought, let me buy one to start off with, then expand my collection slowly but surely. This is the F80 Flat Kabuki brush, which I use to apply foundation, and so far, so good. I got this from Amazon. 
I also bought the Ben Nye Banana powder from Amazon, because, I really wanted to try it. Everyone I know that uses it, loves it, so why not? 

Would love to know if you would like a full review on any of these products too! 

14 March 2014

'Products hard to find in the UK' haul.

I love reading posts on what products people have used, and what they thought of them, so I thought I'd do my own. 


I normally always buy the Batiste dry shampoo with the 'hint of colour' but my mum bought me this one, and I think I'll be sticking with the hint of colour one. I don't like the white cast this leaves on the hair, like most people must. 
I've always used this the L'oreal Elnette hairspray, I don't love it or hate it. Can someone recommend another hairspray? 
I love my Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub, makes my lips super soft, but I'm definitely trying the Mint Julips flavour next!! 
Although the Topshop nail polish in this picture looks full, it's actually empty. It's called 'adrenaline' and it's the nicest nail polish I have ever owned, twice. I get so many compliments on this, it does chip, but I've never found a glittery nail polish just as good as this Topshop one. 
My final two products are the MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NC 42, and the Cream Colour Base in 'Shell'. As for the concealer, this shade was slightly dark for me, I had the shade NW35 also, but I've misplaced that. I've already tried repurchasing the Shell Cream Colour Base which is just the loveliest, shiniest highlighter! However, my local MAC didn't have it. :( 

Finishing products just means space for new ones! Yaay!! 

8 March 2014

Empties.

If I told you I have been searching for a pair of shoes since May would you believe me? 




Chanel Espadrilles! Considering they're literally always sold out, I was over the moon to have finally found them! I found them in the Chanel on New Bond street, London. Every time I was near a Chanel, I would always go in and ask if they have them, in the hope that one day they will have them, and they did! They only had my size and a size below, it was fate.  They're so comfortable, I can see myself wearing these all the time. Even more excited for Spring/Summer now! 

6 March 2014

If the shoe fits..









I've been looking for a suede jacket like this aaallll winter, and I finally find one as Spring is approaching. It's super cosy! Although I hope to wear this jacket, I can't wait until the sun is here to stay. May I just add, my shoes make me feel like I'm walking on air. Sorry I don't have an amazing picture of them, but I'll link them below. Happy Monday. :) Oh & follow me  on Instagram.  


Jacket - ASOS 
Top - ASOS 
Jeans (Leigh) - Topshop 
Necklace - Chanel 
Shoes - ASOS 
Bag - Longchamp 




3 March 2014

Rainy days.

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