Sunday, 24 November 2013

Latest in Beauty Glamour Edit

Hi Guys,

Last weekend I was flipping though my Glamour magazine where I saw the double page spread for the Latest In Beauty Glamour Box and the next thing I knew, I'd pressed order for one to make it's way to me.

I was so impressed with the selection of products that I just couldn't resist it. It cost £14.95 + £3.95 for delivery which is an absolute bargain when the box is worth £65.

The packaging is so classic and it was all wrapped beautifully inside.

As you can see the products are amazing (I didn't realise I'd missed the Maybelline Baby Lips until I uploaded this pictures onto my computer but one also comes with the box!).

The box includes:

HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette (Full size)
I remember first hearing about this on youtube when loads of people received it in a Glossybox and have wanted to try it ever since. I fill in my brows with powder so I can't wait to see if this meets my expectations. I received the shade foxy in my box.

Maybelline Baby Lips (Full Size)
I'm already a lover of the Baby Lips and own the cherry tinted one so I was happy to receive the hydrate one to just use as an ordinary lip balm, especially as it contains spf 20 which is always important!

Eyeko Lash Curlers (Full size - can you get mini eyelash curlers?!)
My current eyelash curlers are completely rubbish so I've been looking to buy a new pair for a while and I've heard great things about this one. The blue parts on the handle is velvet and super soft which is a perfect little touch.

Benefit They're Real Mascara (Mini)
This is also another product that I've been dying to try as I can't even count the amount of times I've heard about how amazing this mascara is. My only concern is me falling in love and having to start buying it!

Philip Kingsley One More Day (Mini)
It's always nice to try something new so I'm intrigued to see how this compares to trusty old batiste.

Toni & Guy Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray (Mini - but as you can see it's not so mini)
Just the same as the dry shampoo, it's always good to try new things so I'll see how this compares to my current hairspray.

Balance Me Extra Care Radiance Face Oil (Mini)
It wasn't so long ago that I did a review of the Balance Me Extra Care Eye Cream which you can see here so I'm super exited to try a new Balance Me product. I've always wanted to try a facial oil and this is super cute as it comes in rollerball form. It says it's perfect for sleep-deprived skin which is definitely what I've got right now!

I'm so happy with this box and I can't wait to try all the amazing products. I'm sure anything I really love will be featured in a review soon!

Have you tried any of these products before?
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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Haul: Boots 3 for 2 + The Body Shop

Hi Guys,

It's 3 for 2 at Boots again which always leaves my bank account very scared but luckily this time I was strict on myself and only walked out with 3 items! I also popped into The Body Shop to have a quick peep at their new Colour Crush Lipstick range and of course, couldn't leave without one.

I tried my very hardest to resist buying Essie's 'After School Boy Blazer' as I have so many dark polishes but I just couldn't as I was seeing it on too many blogs/youtube videos!

 I also felt the need to try Bourjous's Colour Edition 24H in 03 Petale de glace. It's a beautiful everyday colour with a slight shimmer that can be worn alone across the lid or as a base.

To continue my obsession with the Revlon Lip Butters I added Pink Truffle to my collection after seeing it in a recent Tanya Burr video. It's a gorgeous pinky/nude with the sheen of the lip butters.

Finally, from The Body Shop I wanted to try their new range of Colour Crush lipsticks, so I picked up the colour 110 Coral Crush. It's a standard coral colour but with a really moisturising formula.

Have you picked anything good up recently?
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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Review: Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream

Hi Guys,

At some point last year, an edition of Glamour magazine came with a sample of a Balance Me product. I picked up a copy that had the Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream in and from then I have absolutely loved this product!

Once the sample ran out, I was very reluctant to buy the full size as it's £20 and as a student, I didn't know if I could justify spending £20 on an eye cream. After that, it was always on my beauty wish list and eventually I decided that if I wanted it that much, I should just treat myself and buy it! So that's exactly what I did.

As it says on the box the eye cream is 'our triple-action eye cream to help revitalise weary eyes, smooth away dark shadows and reduce the appearance of fine lines".
The ingredients in this product, range from cucumber oil to hyaluronic acid to rosehip oil, all in aid to help brighten and soften the delicate eye area.

I've tried other cheaper eye creams before but nothing compares to this one. It significantly helps remove my dark circles and my under eyes feel nourished. In terms of helping fine lines, I can't comment on that as I'm only 20 so luckily I don't have any just yet.

I absolutely love using this product and I suspect I will continue buying this eye cream even though it's out of my student budget!

Do you have a favourite eye cream?
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October Favourites 2013

Hi Guys,

It's monthly favourites time once again, and we're now officially in November! When on earth did that happen?! I have a feeling these next 2 months are going to fly by as I have so many exciting plans coming up, I can't wait!

My first favourite this month is the Coconut body butter from Sainsbury's beauty line called 'Dirty Works'. My mum first bought this and it smelt SO good so I went and bought my own. It's so light, creamy and applies like a dream. The smell really lingers and its amazing.

My next 3 make up favourites aren't new purchases, but items I've owned for a while and have brought back out to get good use out of them.

The MUA Blush Perfection Cream Blusher in Bittersweet has been the only blush I've worn this month! As it's a cream blusher it lasts for ages and leaves your cheeks looking beautifully rosy.

The Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze is something I'm sure you've heard about a million and one times. This month I decided to get more use out of it and it's been my daily eye look all month. I just apply it over my lids and blend it out with some highlighter under my brow bone.

My final favourite is the MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25. This is actually my second one of these concealers as I love it so much, however it always gets neglected due to the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. This month it got some serious loving again and has been my go-to to cover up my acne scars as it's an amazing full coverage concealer!

What have you been loving this month?
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