31 July 2012

July Favourites

It is that time again, another monthly favourites! I can't quite believe that we are here already, where is the summer going?! I have one more month off until I go back to university for my third and final year, this is quite exciting and a tiny little bit scary.

However, that is a whole different story which will not be featuring on today’s post! Today I'm going to show you my top five products that I have been enjoying this last month.

Lynx Attract For Her
So, here is the Lynx deodorant that was released for women, I wanted to try this as I was curious as to what it would be like considering Lynx have always made products for men. I really quite like it, I also love the packaging and it smells quite nice. However, this is a big downer on my love for this product as whilst doing a bit of research on it I came to learn that it is not cruelty free. This has upset me as I wish I had knew before I purchased it, but alas I have only recently gone cruelty free and I purchased this before I chose that way forward. This can be purchased pretty much anywhere from what I can see, I picked mine up from Superdrug.

Real Techniques Stippling Brush
I purchased this just after my birthday with a Boots gift card I had been given. As soon as I received it I knew what I wanted to buy with it! I cannot believe how good this brush is, I did not believe the hype at all before I used it, how swiftly my mind was changed....I love it! It provides an absolute flawless finish once used, I cannot rate it highly enough. Plus, guess what makes it even better; it is cruelty free as the bristles are 100% synthetic. This is on the pricey side which is why refrained from purchasing it until my birthday, I could justify it so much more, it retails at £11.99 from Boots.

Beauty Formulas Face and Body Cooling Mist
I've had this for a while now but what with the extreme heat the last week and a bit I had to reach to the back of the bathroom cupboard and fetch it out. This has been so handy to use, especially at night time when it has been really warm and humid. I struggle to sleep if I'm too hot so this has been so useful! I cannot find out any more about this product in terms of cruelty free, so at the moment I'm going to remain sceptical over it.

Boots Extracts Brazil Nut Body Butter
My first time using this was just the other day to be honest with you all, so I haven't been using it all month. Having only tried it the other day I can honestly say I'm already in love with it, however there isn't much left as it belongs to my mother...I've commandeered it now! I'm really quite torn between this and the body butters from The Body Shop, there is a price difference which makes me want to buy this instead. The Body Shop Body Butters are £12.50 at full price whereas this product from Boots is just £7.95. This product is again cruelty free and it contains Fair-trade ingredients.

Soap and Glory The Breakfast Scrub
Lastly I'm going to feature my most favourite body scrub ever, it will be so hard to beat, I'm open to new suggestions though! I adore this so much I cannot even begin to fault it, the smell is just divine, sometimes I just sit sniffing it....not really...hmmm. I'm quite glad that this does indeed say 'This is not food' as because it smells that good it could easily be mistaken! This product costs £9.50 from Boots which I guess isn't that cheap however, I would always pay that little bit extra to buy this as it is AMAZING! These too, as far as I can find out from doing some research are cruelty free, I'm so pleased.

I apologise if I mention cruelty free a lot, it is something that I have become quite passionate about all of a sudden so I'm trying very hard to look into it further. I only wish that products that were cruelty free had the leaping bunny on them; it would make it so much easier!


30 July 2012

Technic Electric Eyes Palette

Whilst out having a mooch around town today, as you do, I spotted something which interested me from the off set. I was in Bodycare where in the make-up section I found the Technic Electric Eyes Palette. I never buy make-up from there to be quite honest, it is just somewhere I never really think to have a look. However, I'm very glad that I decided to go in today as there were three versions of the Technic Electric Eyes Palette, the first being a purple/pink toned one and the second consisting of a number of bright colours which can be seen here. The third palette is the one I chose which is the 'Metalix' palette.

Whilst I was in the shop I couldn't help think of the MUA 'Going for Gold' palette and the 'Undressed' palette, the colours are not all the same but some do stand out to me as being similar.

As you can see, there are twelve shades within this palette, which is the same amount as Sleek Palettes. In fact, the whole packaging style is pretty much a carbon copy of the Sleek packaging, you even get a nice big mirror.

Top six shades
Bottom six shades
I have to say I think I love this palette already! I think the tones are lovely and they really are quite pigmented barring perhaps the fourth shade on the top row. I urge everyone to have a look in their local bodycare, today this cost me £2.49 however on the website of which only the bright palette is listed the price is £1.99. I'm not quite sure why the price was a bit more but I thought at the time that £2.49 was brilliant, I still do!

The website for Technic can be found here. I should of checked before I purchased this to see if it was cruelty free, I was so pleased to find out that it is! 

What do you think folks, are these somewhat similar to the MUA Palettes or is this just me? I'm not all that great at drawing comparisons so help a gal out! Has anybody else come across these before? Will you go and have a peek in bodycare?

28 July 2012

London Olympics 2012

I wanted to do a post today to acknowledge what I thought was an outstanding show from the London Olympics opening ceremony last night. It was directed by the English Film Director Danny Boyle, probably best known for Slumdog Millionaire, with the show being called ' The Isles of Wonder'...and what a wonder it was!

It began with an opening scene of rural Britain, with lovely green pastures and people playing in the fields throwing apples, horse drawn carriages brought men dressed in costumes from the Victorian era, suggesting how changes were soon to come. This then dramatically changed into scenes of the Industrial Revolution, industry rising from the ground in vast numbers with tall chimney stacks giving out plumes of smoke; portraying how rapid changes were for Britain during the 18th -19th Century. The forging from the industrial processes came together to form the Olympic rings which I thought was utterly fantastic!
Source: Sky News
Source: Sky News

The NHS (National Health Service) was also acknowledged within the performance, with real nurses from across the country taking part! Children’s Literature was also highlighted with J K Rowling doing a small reading whilst a large Lord Voldermort hovered in the sky amongst other childhood villains such as the Child Catcher, Cruella De Ville and Captain Hook! 

Mary Poppins to the rescue!

Source: Digital Spy
I was excited to see Mr Daniel Craig as Bond, taking the Queen to the games who then proceeded to leap out of a helicopter! Ok ok, I know she didn't really jump out but it was funny nether the less! The show then progressed to include British popular culture, including the well known radio programme The Archers. Dancers in all bright colours and get up danced to well known recent songs such as 'Bonkers' by Dizzie Rascal. 

Rowan Atkinson also made an appearance which for me was the highlight of the show, I found him hilarious trying to get a tissue whilst trying in vain to keep that one key playing on the piano.

One of the more poignant moments of the night included a tribute to the London 7/7 victims and those lost in the war, with 'Abide with Me' being sang by Emeli Sandé with dancers accompanying the rendition.

Source: Sky News
How can I forget Mr David Beckham who arrived all dashing on a speed boat down the Thames with the Olympic torch, I'm so pleased he was involved as I think he has been a great ambassador for the London Olympics. The torch was then handed to Sir Steve Redgrave a six times gold medallist who proceeded to light the copper petals which rose up to form the Olympic cauldron. The British designer Thomas Heatherwick designed it and I have to say it was stunning, such a beautiful piece of art work!

Source: Telegraph
Overall, I have to say the opening ceremony was absolutely incredible. I think Britain should be so proud of the show last night!

Good Luck Team GB!

27 July 2012

Perfectly Pampered Spa Hair Mask by Montagne Jeunesse.

Today I'm going to be carrying out a review on the Perfectly Pampered Spa Hair Mask in Orange Oil*,this is by the well know brand Montagne Jeunesse.

Through BBU (Beauty Bloggers Unite) I took part in taking up the chance to review this product and luckily I was selected amongst a number of others. I would just like to say thank you to the team at BBU as it was a great opportunity for me to get more 'involved' so to speak!

I used this product yesterday for the first time, I have used products by Montagne Jeunesse before but only facial masks, I was not aware they did hair masks. After searching on their site I have been blown away by the range that they do, I will most certainly be looking into the brand more now.

I feel that it is very important to state that Montagne Jeunesse are BUAV approved and that they carry the leaping bunny logo, this means that they are against animal testing and that their products are in no way involved with the process. Please note that they are suitable for vegetarians too! :) I think as consumers we should show our support for brands which stick true to their values as more and more companies from what I have learnt over the last few weeks are changing their stances on the issue of 'cruelty free'.

Anyhow, to the review!

I used the hair mask after shampooing my hair as normal.  I found that for me there wasn't enough of the product to do my whole head of hair from root to tip as the packaging advised...it probably didn't help that I dropped some in the shower and watched it go down the plug hole. I left the hair mask on as advised for between 5-10 minutes; I was closer to the 10 minutes as I stuck my hair up in a shower cap and pottered around the bathroom for a while!

The smell was divine, a lovely rich orange scent that at the time lasted well however once my hair was dry I did struggle to smell the product afterwards which was a bit of a disappointment. The packaging states that it is a hair mask so I expected the product itself to be quite thick, however I found it to be quite runny; it did on the other hand apply lovely and my hair felt nice and soft whilst using it.

Overall, I would say that this product is ok but I most likely would not purchase this in the future. I think for a slightly higher price that there are better products available. My hair once dry didn't feel that much different as to when I use my normal conditioners, there was no 'wow' factor after using this, however, I would like to add that my hair had a nice shine to it so it did have a visible influence on my hair.

Having used this and researched the brand more I'm really keen to try other products by them, especially the Green Tea Peel Off Face Mask!

These hair masks can be purchased from the Montagne Jeunesse website, with the retail price at just £1.09

Thanks again BBU!

*This sample was sent to me for review.

26 July 2012

Botanics Moisturising Body Balm

Today I'm going to show you a product that I have been using over the last two weeks. I have featured the Botanics Moisturising Body Balm only very slightly on a previous post, 'operation product use up', where I stated that I was on a mission to use up some of my products that I had lying around the house.

I didn't really think much of this product before I started to use it, I'm not sure why but I just had never had the urge to use it before until I decided to free up some space and use up some products. However, I have to say I'm really impressed with it and now that it is very nearly gone I can definitely say I will be going back to Boots to re-purchase this in the bigger tube.

The Body Balm aims to 'lightly hydrate and soften skin', with the ingredients being Ginseng and Cocoa Butter. We all know how great cocoa butter is, I think of Palmers straight away! Ginseng however I have never read much about, the back of the product states that:

'Ginseng is renowned in Asia as a tonic; this one plant delivers a multitude of benefits. This extract contains several powerful anti-oxidants, helping protect skin against damaging free radicals'.

I have been using this at night time just before I get into bed and read my book. I'm not one for sticky body moisturisers at all so I'm pleased to say that for me this product is really light on my skin and it sinks in quite quickly. I've actually only been using this on my legs as they tend to get really dry compared to the rest of my body, however, I'm sure it would be just as suitable elsewhere. My legs since using this have felt so much smoother, I've noticed this in the morning when I've woken up too so it's not just an immediate response to the moisturiser.

There is a smell to this product, I wouldn't say it is the greatest in the world however, I do like it. I cannot quite describe what it smells like to me, if you're out and about ladies have a sniff and see what you think.

Has anybody else tried the Botanics range from Boots?


21 July 2012

No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make-Up Remover.

Today I'm going to do a review of a product that I purchased a few weeks ago when I was in desperate need of a new eye make-up remover, I chose the No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make-Up Remover as I had a No7 voucher which took £5 off the total cost. I think the product cost me £2 or £2.50 once the voucher had been redeemed.

I chose this product mainly because of the voucher however, I do like the No7 range so I thought it would be a decent product, as well as cheap! However, as you can see from the picture, it is rather full and that is because I have used it just twice. I really did not get on with this product in the slightest, it felt rather thick on my eyes once applied and it was so incredibly oily! I wanted to immediately wash it off, blegh!

I shook the bottle up and took a picture so you could all see the two different layers of product.  I knew it was oily when I purchased it but I just did not realise how oily it was going to be. I felt quite disappointed by this product which is why I have re-purchased my trusty Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover as this is much lighter and feels like water once applied; I cannot rate that product more highly.

Overall, I won't be repurchasing this product, instead I have given it my mom who I think likes it so not all is lost.

Has anybody else tried this? If so, what did you think of it?

19 July 2012

Edinburgh Trip! #1

I'm so excited to be back! I hope everyone has had a lovely week, I sure have up in the lovely city of Edinburgh with my boyfriend. We went to flat hunt for him for his last year at uni come September, that didn't take too long luckily so we had lots of free time to do what we liked.

We stayed in a flat which was renting a room out, this so happened to be with a Korean lady who was unbelievably kind and welcoming, I have never met anybody so warming as her, I miss her already! 

I have chosen a couple of pictures from my trip to show you all, I took quite a few so I picked out five of my favourites.
This was the view from the kitchen in the flat, it was beautiful.
The Castle in all it's glory, it is amazing and did you know it is built upon an ancient volcano!
Clearly it isn't just London shaping up for the games! 

In my last post I mentioned the Fringe Festival, this is the type of thing that is on throughout the festival period which starts officially in August; I would love to attend for the whole duration. 

I went to Edinburgh already planning to get a picture of this cafe; it was my main priority! J K Rowling first began writing Harry Potter here at The Elephant House all those years ago. Harry Potter has a HUGE place in my heart, I you Harry!

Whilst wondering around all the shops in New Town and Old Town I came across some lovely quirky shops which sold Jewellery, I purchased a few items....naughty me! I'll do a blog post on those soon and I'll add in the websites too.

So there you have it, a few pictures I took whilst away, I hope you all liked them! Maybe you will visit Edinburgh too!

14 July 2012

Quick Hello!

 Just a quick message to say hi to all my new followers! *wave*

I'm looking forward to checking out all of your blogs as soon as I'm home from Edinburgh next week. The internet here is quite intermittent so I've just about managed to reply to post comments as well as type this up. I hope you are all having a lovely week where ever you are.

We had some sun up here today which was lovely; it makes a change to all the bad weather at home! The Fringe Festival starts here at the beginning of August so I will miss that but I have managed to see some acts in the streets that have started early. They are so good; I would love to attend the Fringe one day. 

Take care all, catch up soon! 


9 July 2012

Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey.

Tonight's post is something different for you all in terms of previous content on my blog. This post begins the start of my book reviewing, of which I really do hope to continue as I just love reading books of all sorts of genres.

My first book review is of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' series by EL. James. I have referred to this book very briefly in April where I stated that it was a complete impulse buy whilst the book was half price at book of the week. I work at WHSmiths so I'm always on the lookout at the new books each week to see if anything interests me. I've been aiming to do this review since mid May as I have read all three books in the series as well as having read 'The Hypnotist' by Lars Kepler in the mean time; I'm now reading 'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova.

Just a note of warning, if anyone wants to find out what the book is about for themselves then please do not read further, I would hate to spoil anything for anybody. 

Now, when I first purchased these books as I have already said, it was an impulsive buy. The blurb on the back sounded like a love/thriller kind of story which I was intrigued by. I would like to say that this blurb gives no real indication of what this book is really about.

In a nutshell, the series follows the 'romance' (I say that lightly) of the new graduate Anastasia and her somewhat new found bizarre boyfriend Christian. Now ladies, do not let this bizarreness put you off him at all, as he is to die for....apparently. Throughout the book as a reader you are constantly bombarded with the notion that Christian literally is god’s gift, women openly stare at him, lust him etc etc...Of course he doesn't notice this; he only has eyes for Ana. Does this sound familiar at all....cough coughs Twilight!

Anyhow, Christian isn't all he seems as we read further into the book, he has a dark side, a bad side...again, this sounds familiar...Edward Cullen by any chance? I'll try and get off the Twilight comparisons now folks, although I have to say Anastasia pulls off a great Bella Swan too....ok ok I will stop!

Christian is into some serious stuff in the bedroom department, I will not divulge all here as I have no idea how old some of my readers are! Let's just say, it is not your average Jo's relationship by any means. Anyhow, basically the series goes between Ana's thoughts on whether she really does belong with this 'enlightening' man, does she really want that kind of relationship. (I bet she didn't go looking for it!).

My main gripes with the book despite the similarity to Twilight which in turn wasn't all that great, is the fact of how darn repetitive it is. I have never read so much of the same thing in all my life, the constant smirking, inner goddess and god dam lip biting is enough to put me off my lunch! Some scenes, I guess these being the scenes in which most people are buying them for on the sly really bored me after a while, they again were repetitive and I found myself skipping down pages...I hate that point in any book. If you find yourself skipping bits are you really enjoying it?

I do however have to acknowledge the fact that I purchased and read all three books which has to show that something made me want to continue to read them. I guess for me it's really the fact that I needed to know what happened in the end, did they stay together, split up or did he even end up killing her in that red room?

Has anyone else read these books? If so, what did you think?
Were you biting your lip in anticipation? I know I wasn't.


7 July 2012

Maybelline Ambre Rose

I hope I find everyone well on this nice evening; it has finally stopped raining here after what seems like forever! What on earth has happened to summer this year?

I'd just like to say that yesterday was my birthday and despite the rain I have to say I had a truly lovely day. I'm looking forward to showing all of you a few items that I had which made my day extra special!

However, onto the topic of today's post! Today I'm featuring a new lipstick that I purchased for a grand total of £1.99 instead of a RRP of £6.99, what a bargain! This being the Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in the shade 'Ambre Rose'. I purchased it from a website called Fragrance Direct, however I have noticed that they have sold out of this shade now so I'm glad I didn't hang about in my decision to buy it. 

The packaging on these lipsticks is extremely similar to the popsticks of which I did a review of here. The lipstick looks a lovely shade of pink, with peach and coral tones to it. To me at first it looked a bit darker than I had originally thought it would be, however, I quickly changed my mind once I had swatched it and then applied it to my lips.

Here you can really see the peach tones come out! It is also worth mentioning that this lipstick has a lovely shimmer to it, once I wiped this off I was left with tiny bits of sparkle.

I love this shade quite a lot, especially as I did purchase it offline not really knowing how it would turn out. I'll be looking out for more of this shade on Fragrance Direct as I will want to stock up on it! 

4 July 2012

Birthday Wishlist!

Today I thought I would post something different instead of my usual 'Wishful Wednesday' as it is my birthday this Friday so I decided to do a birthday post featuring a few items that I plan to buy with my birthday money, some items on here I have asked for specifically.

So here are five items that I would wish to receive on my birthday! 

Real Techniques Stippling Brush

I have seen this brush mentioned all over the blogging world and so many of you rave about this. At a price of £11.99 I have always been put off buying it, I mean, that is quite expensive for one brush. However, I do plan to pick one of these up as a treat with my money, very excited!

Yellow and Blue Print Snood.

This snood has been featured on my site before in a previous 'wishful wednesday' post, I found it a few weeks ago and I still love it so much, I have asked for this item off my mom. It isn't very often I see something which I know I must have, I mean we all see things we want but this was something that has stuck in my mind for weeks! This can be purchased from River Island at a full price of £10...I noticed today it is £5 in the sale so grab one folks!!

MAC Creme Cup Lipstick

I swatched this product in Selfridges in the Bull Ring last week, oh my it is beautiful! I really do like this lip shade. I was undecided between this and Please me but I couldn't find that shade to swatch on my hand and the counter was so busy so I didn't ask (I don't like bothering people haha!); this costs £13.50 from the MAC website as well as Debenhams.

Soap and Glory Supecat Eyeliner

I've had this product before and I loved it, however I cannot remember how long it lasted me, I felt not that long but I'm going to give it another go and keep a note of how long it lasts before it starts to dry up; this costs £6 from Boots.

Graceland Heeled Hiker Shoes (no longer available on site).

I love, love, love these shoes! I first came across these the weekend whilst reading a blog post by Terri Lowe, she had purchased these shoes that day and featured them on her post. I adored them from the off set, so much so that I have ordered them already with birthday money I haven't technically received yet, hehe! These cost just £19.99 and there is free delivery from the Deichmann website. I'm very picky when it comes to shoes, I have lived in Converse for years as I can never find anything I like so when I see some shoes that I like I'm all over them!

So there we have it, five items that I would love to get my hands on for my birthday! Well, four as the shoes are on the way. 

3 July 2012

Liebster Award !

Evening all :)

Firstly, I have to acknowledge the lovely fact that I have reached 100+ followers! Thank you so much everybody, it means a lot as I'm never 100% sure what I'm doing with this blog, I just post things I feel are interesting to me and hope that others feel the same. Thank you all very much! :)

Today is a post on the Liebster Award as I have had several nominations from three lovely ladies! I've decided to put it all in one post, so it will be quite a long one I'm afraid. My nominations have came from Rebecca, Laura and Julia, thank you all so much for the nominations!

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers that have less than 200 followers.
It is a German word which means sweetest, dearest, kindest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasent, valued, cute, welcome and endearing.

The rules!

1. State eleven things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions set you by the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate eleven people of your choice and set eleven questions for them to answer.
4. Inform them of their nomination, link them to your post.
5. Remember, no tags back.

So I have three lots of questions to answer before I begin to nominate and put forward my questions. I did consider just choosing 11 of the 33 questions but I decided against this as each person had put the effort in to choose 11 questions to ask. So here we are folks!

Questions from Rebecca.

1. What is your favourite brand of make up?
I don't know if I have a favourite to be honest, there are great products in so many lines! I love Urban Decay eyeshadows though.
2. Favourite take away?
That would have to be an Indian Chicken Rogan Josh, although, I haven't had one in 2 years!
3. Which skin product couldn't you live without?
Cleanser, I cannot go to bed with out cleansing my make up off.
4. What is your preferred brand of nail varnish?
At the moment it would have to be Color Club, I'm finding these are lasting so well!
5. Do you have any phobias?
Not really no, I mean I don't like Daddy Long Legs but that's me being just a big wuss really :P
6. Where do you buy most of your clothes?
Just the normal stores really, New Look, Republic and Dorothy Perkins.
7. Which expensive product would you buy if you could afford to?
The Flora Gucci Gardenia Perfume.
8. What is the last book or CD that you brought?
The last CD I purchased was Lana Del Rey, the last book would be The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
9. What is your favourite thing to cook?
Chicken Stir Fry, nom nom nom!
10.What made you choose your blog name?
I wanted something different, I guess it symbolises me, aka 'a little boat' sailing into the big wide ocean haha! That sounds so daft now I've written it :P
11. Do you prefer the cinema or watching films at home?
Probably the cinema as I tend to end up doing something else whilst watching tv at home.

Questions from Laura. 

1. What is your favourite nail polish and why?
My favourite nail polish would have to be 'Sparkling' by Revlon. I just adore the cute pale pink glitter, it is nice and chunky and looks great on a nude colour.
2. Why did you start blogging? 
I came across blogging whilst looking for a product review in March. I found a good review on a blog (no idea who it was now) and I thought I would love to do something like that....it just stemmed from there really.
3. If you could only use one makeup item for the rest of your life what would it be?
Mascara, I think it really helps to give you a fresh, wide awake look.
4. Do you have any pets? If not what would you like to have?
I have a cat named Oliver.
5. How do you style your hair most days?
I used to straighten it all the time but now I kind of just leave it...lol
6. Leggings or jeans?
Jeans, I have never worn a pair of leggings in my life.
7. What is your biggest dream in life?
I would love to vist Japan with my boyfriend and tour the island for one month.
8. Do you have a tattoo? Or what would you have?
Nope, I'm far too picky with designs. Sounds silly but I would feel like I had tarnished my body somehow if I had one. I like them on other people, pretty confident they're not for me though.
9. Who or what is your inspiration?
In a way my boyfriend, he has done so much already and he is only a few years older than me. 
10. What's your favourite desert?
Chocolate Fudge Pudding!!
11.  One thing you wish you owned?(Doesn't have to be beauty related)
I want a bike!

Questions from Julia.

1. What's your favourite store?
Accessorize, I could spend a crazy amount in that shop.
2. What's your favourite nail polish brand?
At the moment my favourite is Color Club, I really want to try OPI and Essie though.
3. Who's your favourite nail artist?
I don't really have one to be honest, if I had to say anybody I would say that Caroline Burke, a fellow blogger does some lovely nail designs!
4. What's your favourite fashion trend?
I don't have one, I'm one of those girls that just wears what she wants and when.Wish I had been a teen in the 80's though, I would have rocked that back comb!
5. What's your favourite accessories?
6. Mascara, Eyeliner or Lipstick?
7. Which blog inspires you the most?
I've already mentioned her already! I didn't even know this question was here either,I'd say it would have to be Caroline, I love her crafts (especially that patch work quilt!). I used to love making things as a child, I would love to get back into it really.
8. Do you believe in extraterrestrial life ?
Yes, space is incredibly large for there not to be anything else out there.
9. If you could choose a crazy hair or skin colour [for instance blue] which colour would you choose?
I'd want to be that chick out of Avatar, she looked awesome! Blue skin all the way.
10. What's the craziest fashion/make up thing you have ever done?
I'm quite low key really, I had purple in my hair as a kid, that is about it.
11. What's your favourite tv show?
Grey's Anatomy.

Wow that was an extensive question and answering session! 

Here are my eleven questions.
1.What is your favourite book?
2.What is your favourite beauty product brand and why?
3. What is the worst product you have ever used and why? 
4.Bath or Showers?
5.You can take one item to a desert island, what is it?
6.What would your dream job be?
7. Favourite drugstore/pharmacy brand? 
8. What was the first make up product you ever purchased?
9. Cats or Dogs?
10. Do you have a favourite artist? Music/Drawring etc.
11. What do you aim to achieve by the end of this week?
12. You win the jackpot lottery, what is the first thing you do? 

Here are my nominations, congratulations!

Once again, congratulations to those that I've nominated and thank you to those that nominated me. 
I enjoy doing these little awards.


1 July 2012

Operation product use up!

So today is the 1st of July, where on earth is the year going folks?! I'm 23 in 5 days time... that is even scarier than the fact that the year is flying by let me tell you! 

As I'm on a spending ban for another 44 days I have decided to make use of this time by using up many of my random products that I have lying around. I have so many it is untrue, in fact, I did not realise how many I had until I went on a hunt around the bedroom and bathroom for them. So, whilst looking at my hoard in my pink box in which I collected them in I decided to make a pact with myself to get them all used up! I can buy more things then right?

This post will be a tad picture heavy I'm afraid, I apologise but I have left out some products out as I felt there was too much already to show.

As I said, I left some items out of here as some were still quite full, makes me wonder why I opened them in the first place when I have so much open already.

Soap and Glory gone mad, I left out the Clean on Me Shower Gel as well as the Girligo Body Moisture Mist, Flake Away and The Righteous Butter...oh and Breakfast Scrub, so much stuff guys!  

Luckily some items in this picture are all but spent, namely the Garnier eye cream, No 7 Radiance Revealed, Scholl foot cream and the Johnsons Gentle Eye make-up remover.

Again, yet more items to just be rid of! The Simple items are very nearly gone which is a relief, I've had these now longer than is warranted. The Dove Beauty Body Moisturiser is going quite quick as I use it on my legs once I have epilated them to death! The Body Shop items here however are taking me ages to use up as I do really not like them, I might try and give them away.

Yay for my last picture! Again, here are the last items I have chosen to be rid of very soon; I cannot wait to be free of some space (I take up more than half of the bathroom!). The Nice n' Easy hair conditioners were given to me and I have 3 tubes left to use, however, the conditioner in those tubes is just divine. I actually wish they sold that in a full size bottle!

So folks, if you have made it through all those pictures then amen to you! If anyone is interested in reviews of any of the products shown in the above pictures let me know, I'll be happy to give my opinions whether they are good or bad.

I cannot wait to have used some of these up, it will be quite satisfying!
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