So one of the things on my Christmas list was a Stila cream blush, specifically in the colour Gladiola. Now at first glance this blush may scare a few people because it does look very orange. It's a cream blush so obviously the more you rub it in the more it fades. I Only need a small amount of this blush and it automatically brightens up my face. This can also be used as a lip tint!
I love the packaging and loved the fact it came with a built in mirror. I would highly recommend this blush to pretty much all skin types.
I finally have a new camera! I am in love with it! It's a Nikon Coolpix L810.
Anyway... I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and got everything you wanted!
My bag is from H&M and it was £30. This bag fits everything in it and it doesn't feel bulky at all. You have a long strap and two handles so you can wear it two ways.
Here are all the things I usually carry in my bag.
I've got my iphone 4, and my ipod just because all my music is stored on my ipod rather than my iphone. I also carry around carmex, concealer, liquid liner and mascara. I carry around a cute little Eternity perfume, a compact mirror and deodorant. I always carry around my glasses case especially if I'm wearing contacts and they start to irritate my eyes. I obviously carry my purse from Primark if you were wondering. A pack of tissues is always handy to carry around and because I live in sunny Wales I carry an umbrella.
I'm basically visiting a few family members today and giving presents to everyone haha.
I will be wearing a leather jacket over this outfit because I'm always cold.
My Jumper is a gift from my boyfriend and it's from Topshop.
My skirt is from Monki.
Tights from New Look.
Shoes are from Primark.
Spiked bracelet is from Internacionale.
Finally my hat is from River Island men's section.
I also decided to do some festive nails! I've got Essie's A List nail polish with just a silver glitter nail polish over the top. I'm not sure where the glitter polish is from but you can get them anywhere now.
This post is basically me sharing my love for Soap and Glory with you!
As I have mentioned before I have very troubled skin so a lot of bath/shower products just disagree with my skin. I love the packaging for Soap and Glory so that's the first thing that ever appealed to me when I noticed them for the first time. My first Soap and Glory purchase was the mini 'flake away'. This appealed to me because I needed a scrub to get rid of my dead skin and it smelt amazing. Also as a bonus this was only a few pounds so it was perfect as a sample for me and if I loved it I could purchase this in the full size tub. My favourite scrub out of the selection would be 'pulp friction'. The beads are not very rough on the skin so it won't irritate the skin. The only thing I would say about this is don't use it daily. I use it twice a week and it has kept my skin feeling amazing. After using 'pulp friction' I would then use the 'righteous butter' so my skin is well moisturised.
Also I would highly recommend the 'glad hair day' conditioner. It leaves my hair very soft and smelling amazing. This also comes in a mini travel size so you can try this out before purchasing the full size. The final two things I am going to mention is the body mist called 'mist you madly' this has the most amazing smell and it lingers for a while so you know your smelling lovely all day! And finally I love the 'scrub of your life' body scrub. This is similar to 'pulp friction' but 'pulp friction' has more of a fruity scent to it. I love both scrubs and think they are definitely worth a purchase. My Soap and Glory collection continues to grow and I would highly recommend these products to anyone!
I would also like to purchase the 'breakfast scrub' after hearing so much great things about it.
Just quickly guys I will be holding a GIVEAWAY soon. If I reach 100 followers I will be giving one of you fashionable people a Soap and Glory product! So spread the word and please help!
I thought I'd do something different today and do the I love winter tag.
1) Favorite Winter Nail Polish? - Essie's A List. It's such a lovely deep red. 2) Favorite Winter lip product? - For a lip balm definitely Burt's Bee's Mango lip balm, and for lipstick Kate Moss 107. 3) Most worn Winter clothing piece? - My baggy dark purple jumper with touches of other colours going through it! SO COZY! 4) Most worn Winter accessory? - My red beanie. 5) Favorite winter scent/candle? - Christmas Cookie. 6) Favorite Winter beverage? - Starbucks Hot Chocolate. I know I'm boring haha. 7) All time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie? - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. 8) Favorite Christmas/Holiday song? - Jingle bell rock just because it remind me of Mean Girls! 9) Favorite Holiday food/treat? - Celebrations. 10) What is your favorite Christmas Decoration this year? - Wooden snow flake lights. 11) What's at the top of your Christmas list? - Canon Camera! 12) What are your plans for the holidays this year? - PARTY! Hope you enjoyed!
So here's a post dedicated to products I regret purchasing. When your trying new makeup there's always a few items you've purchased that either you don't like or they don't work. So here's just a few items that I regret purchasing.
So I'll start off with my Balmi lip balm. So the packaging really attracted me. I had never seen a lip balm like it, and I thought it was so handy that is had a key ring on it so I could hook it to my keys. With this said I have found a few things wrong with the product. I found after a while the lip balm was rather drying and it would burn my lips when I put it on. So I found myself just after applying it rubbing it back off just because the burning was so horrible. I'm really not happy with this product and it was definitely a waste of my money.
The next two products I am going on to is my Wake Me Up concealer and my Natural collection concealer. With the natural collection concealer only being around £2 I automatically grabbed it simply because it was a bargain! I find this concealer has minimal coverage and does leave your skin quite patchy. The Wake Me Up concealer was a complete no go as far as my skin was concerned. The colours are simply too orange toned for my skin and increased my chances of breaking out. This product could work under the eye area but as far as I'm concerned I completely regret purchasing this product.
Moving on to a lipstick now. I had purchased this Natural Collection lipstick ages ago and have worn it probably twice. It is in the colour Cedar and it's a horrible brown colour. It makes me look like I've eaten chocolate and forgot to rub it off my lips. It just makes me look dirty. This product really doesn't go with my skin tone because I am so pale, but this could work on darker skinned women. This wasn't a great loss because it was so cheap but I just hate it.
I've recently been having problems with my skin as I have mentioned in the Dalican T post. So I thought i'd try out Simple's Rapid Action Spot Zapper. This is a roll on gel that you apply directly to the major blemishes. I found this didn't help my spots at all and if anything made them worse. The product just left a slight burning sensation on my skin then made the spot even more inflamed.
Finally the last two products are hair products. The first is a dry shampoo. I usually use Batiste spray just to give my hair a bit of texture and volume and prevent it from going greasy. I found this dry shampoo made my hair greasy and very limp and hard to work with! It does smell nice but just doesn't work, so I'm sticking to my Batiste spray. My final product I am mentioning in this post is a wave spray. I found this in Superdrug and I wasn't expecting amazing results because it was only around £3 but this does absolutely nothing to my hair. It doesn't create any sort of wave but it does leave your hair feeling very dry. I really don't like this product and wouldn't recommend it to anyone who wants some sort of effortless wave to their hair because it just doesn't work.
I also am wearing this amazing spiked head band. I was watching Sunbeamsjess' channel and she had one on and I was just like I need it! So I ordered one on Ebay and this was around £3 something! This just adds a grungy feel to the outfit.
I also added this spiked bracelet too! You can get a spiked bracelet pretty much anywhere now, but this one is from Internacionale.
Hey guys, here's an outfit I wore ages ago for a Friend's Birthday.
I love this skirt, it has to be my fave skirt.
Shirt - New Look (I advise to wear a vest top underneath as it is rather sheer)
Skirt - Monki
Tights - Primark
Shoes - Topshop
Necklace - Chicnova
Makeup wise I wore my Liz Earle Tinted Moisturizer in the lightest shade. Benefit's Dandelion blusher, Collection 2000's Lasting Perfection Concealer, MUA's Heaven and Earth Palette (Bronze and Champagne colours). A winged liner (Maybeline's Gel Liner) and Telescopic Mascara by L'Oreal.
Here's a review on the Cranberry Joy shower gel from the Body Shop.
Last month I purchased the Spiced Pumpkin shower gel and was in love with it! The scent was gorgeous and it lasted for a long time. Unfortunately the Spiced Pumpkin shower gel was limited addition :( So I thought I'd try out the Cranberry Joy to get into the festive spirit. This smells absolutely amazing! Their is a subtle sweetness to it, so the scent isn't sickly.
When I began using this shower gel I found it very nice and the scent lingered. Unfortunately the second time I used it wasn't a good experience. I started noticing my skin was becoming irritated and dry. I thought nothing of it and just applied a moisturizer. I just assumed that the harsh cold weather was to blame. So I used it for the third time and yet again my skin became irritated, but this time I noticed a rash was forming around my neck and on my arms. Now just as a disclaimer I would like to say I do suffer from Eczema, so my skin is sensitive to some products. I had to stop using it and stick to a Simple brand. I figured that they may have changed the formula of the shower gel, the reason I thought this was because my last Body Shop shower gel didn't irritate my skin what so ever.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't buy this product because Body Shop is normally very good but if you do have sensitive skin I definitely think you should give this product a miss.