26 enero 2015

Back From Our Holiday

l'occitane, guerlain, nuxe

On Saturday we got back from our 2 week holiday & family visit in Mexico. Still tired/jet-lagged.
I'll upload some pictures and a video soon.

xo

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Barry M Eyeshadow Brush

Barry M Eyeshadow Brush
Barry M Eyeshadow Brush
Barry M Eyeshadow Brush
Barry M Eyeshadow Brush

Recently I received the Barry M Eyeshadow Brush as part of a Beauty Product Testing programme. 
I had actually never tried Barry M products before, even though I am interested in giving the nail polishes a try. 

My first impression of the product was that the packaging and colours are very feminine - all white with pink and black accents. When I took the brush out of the bag I was surprised at how light it is, and then I tried it on the back of my hand to find it is very soft. 

On the packaging it mentions that Barry M's make-up brushes are synthetic and animal friendly, guaranteeing you a high-performance, super soft product to create a flawless look, and it recommends that you use this particular brush to pack on eye shadow colour.

Indeed the Barry M Eyeshadow Brush feels soft on the eyelids and helps apply colour well, it's also very easy to handle thanks to the lightness of the materials. And also since it's so affordable, I would recommend it as you can't go wrong for £2.99.

Find Barry M Eyeshadow Brush in Superdrug.

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23 enero 2015

Black Cardigan + White Shirt

Black Cardigan + White Shirt
Black Cardigan + White Shirt
Black Cardigan + White Shirt
Black Cardigan + White Shirt

H&M Coat // Gap Cardigan // H&M Shirt // Topshop Boots // H&M Trousers
(Similar: Coat, Shirt, Boots, Trousers

I quite like this colour combination (been very into monochrome & basic outfits lately). For this outfit I got inspired by a look I saw on Stylekick.
Time to come back from our holiday today :( But I'll be sharing pictures and maybe a little video from our trip.

xo

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21 enero 2015

All Used Up #8

st ives gentle scrub, batiste, nivea pure & natural, olay body wash, aveeno positively radiant.

The latest batch of finished products!

St. Ives Gentle Apricot Scrub: This one's not completely finished but it's quite old so I got a new one. It's a very moisturising and softening scrub that I quite like and would recommend for more dry or sensitive skin. 

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Wild: I like the scent of this version, quite handy to revive day old hair and absorb some of the oil, though towards the end of the can it can leave a white residue on the hair. I would like to try alternative dry shampoo brands.

Palmolive Naturals Black Orchid Shower Milk: This shower milk smells amazing, lathers well and also leaves skin soft, as well as being affordable. Definitely recommend and would buy again. 

Nivea Pure & Natural Regenerating Night Cream: This cream is quite light and absorbs quickly, it's also hydrates well and doesn't feel heavy on my oily skin. Love it and would buy again.

The Beauty Parlour Mattifying Papers: This is a brand that used to be sold at Superdrug but can't find it anymore. These mattifying papers were ok, quite thin but firm and absorbed oil well. 

Olay Total Effects Body Advanced Anti-Aging Wash: This was a mini from a set that was gifted to me, it lathers only a little bit, though it is creamy and moisturises very well, leaving skin soft. Would buy again.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Serum: This serum is not as light as others I've tried, it has more of a lotion texture but does hydrate the skin. I think it helped a bit with texture but not so much with improving skin tone. 

Have you tried any of these products? 

xo

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19 enero 2015

Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm in Super Strawberry

Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm in Super Strawberry

You probably have heard or even tried Clinique Chubby Sticks before, as I think they're the ones that started the lip crayon craze a couple of years ago. Shockingly this is my first one, which I got free with a magazine purchase recently. 

Clinique Chubby Sticks promise to be super nourishing and leave lips smooth and soft thanks to mango and shea butters, as well as leaving a tint and subtle sheen on the lips. 

After trying Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm in Super Strawberry, I can agree that it moisturises my lips quite well and I like the sheer colour it provides, as I'm not the biggest lipstick fan. What I don't like about it is that it smells like an actual colouring crayon - waxy and not very appealing. I know it's meant to be a brand that caters for sensitive skin but they could at least try to mask that cheap crayon smell. Also I don't like that the packaging is a bit misleading because the tube is not full to the base with product, which makes the £17 price tag too expensive for my liking. For said reasons I wouldn't actually purchase it, as there are much more affordable tinted lip balm options on the market. 

Find Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm in Super Strawberry on Boots and Debenhams

Have you tried Clinique Chubby Sticks?

xo

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16 enero 2015

Duster Coat

Duster Coat
Duster Coat
Duster Coat
Duster Coat
H&M Coat // Uniqlo Sweatshirt // H&M Scarf // Adidas Trainers // H&M Trousers
(Similar: Coat, Scarf, Trousers)

Quite like this coat, even though it's not very thick (it would be too heavy otherwise) it's super long and I can wear lots of layers underneath.

xo

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