Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Bioderma Crealine H2o

Bioderma Crealine H2o -  500ml £12.45 (Incl Delivery - eBay)

I'm very late on the Bioderma bandwagon I know - I've spent months reading about the wonders of this product on many different blogs. But for some reason I just didn't get round to buying it - I think ordering a beauty product from eBay put me off a little as I couldn't find it anywhere else but I'm so glad I took the plunge and bought it a few weeks ago. 

Bioderma Crealine H2o is the most effective make-up remover I have ever used. It also doesn't irritate or react with my skin at all. It's pretty much as pure as water but with the effects of some of the strongest make-up removers I've ever used. Pretty big claims right? I don't know what's in it but I know it has no fragrance which I love and that it shifts the most stubborn of face and eye make-up efficiently without stinging my eyes or drying out my skin. 

I've included the link the buyer I bought directly from above as the product was wrapped so well and arrived very quickly. Bioderma Crealine is firmly in my skin care routine at the moment and the effectiveness of its make-up removal has kept my skin far more blemish free than ever before. I wish I'd bought this ages ago when I first started reading about it - I love it. 


Sunday, 28 October 2012

Original Source Cranberry & Honey Daily Scrub

Original Source Daily Scrub - Cranberry and Honey RRP £2.50 (£1.25 Tesco)

I wrote a post back in August called 'What if God made shower gel?' It was about my love and actual obsession for the Original Source Vanilla and Raspberry shower gel & handwash. I still love this scent and product to the point that I have bought the handwash for both my friend and boyfriend so I can wash my hands in it whenever I visit. I also bought spares of this handwash to take to my lodge weekend away earlier this month. My little brother picks me up three bottles of the stuff when it's on offer in Asda and there is now a shelf in my family bathroom full of the stuff. I bathe in it, I shower with it and I often just sniff it. 

Yes it is weird and verging on an unhealthy obsession. I love Original Source from their simple straightforward packaging to the pure perfect scents that sit within each one. I also love me a body scrub so of course I bought this little gem. I'm sure you can guess by now that I love this too. I love the scent not as much as raspberry and vanilla but I still really love it. It smells ridiculously natural with the perfect amount of zing from the cranberry and sweetness from the honey. I use one of those scrunchy pouffe things in the shower so I don't use this daily like it suggests as all the little beads get lost in my daily shower routine. 

I tend to use this when I have a little more time to spend in the shower and am not rushing around. It also means it fits into my shower routine whilst keeping hold of my obsession with Vanilla and Raspberry shower gel. I can't wait to move out and adorn my bathroom with all these original source wonders. 

What's your favourite Original Source scent?


Saturday, 27 October 2012

Essie - Mini How High (588)

Essie - Mini How High £6.95 (eBay)

I was really excited to try this out - I spend a lot of time trying to get an opaque really light pink for my nails and I thought this could be the one. Sadly it isn't but it is a lovely top coat - I haven't swatched this as it's very nearly clear and you can't see it enough in photo's to really do it any kind of justice. It's a lovely polish and like all Essie varnishes applies easily. It adds a nice pink sheen to my bare nails or a slight pink tone to any other colours it looks so pretty over a bright and sometimes harsh pink colour that I have plenty of in my collection.


Friday, 26 October 2012

MUA Lipstick Nectar Shade 16

I don't need any more lipsticks I know but I can't help but pick up a MUA purchase every single time I'm in superdrug. For £1 you really can't resist and on this occasion the stand was full to the brim (something I find rare in my local store) I did restrain myself though and I only picked up a few bits. One bring this lipstick in shade 'Nectar (16)' 

It's a gorgeous pinky coral lipstick that is really bright pastel shade. It glides on smoothly and leaves an almost matte finish. It doesn't last all that long but I didn't really mind for £1 it suited my perfectly. Also as it wears off you are left with what looks like a really subtle balm. Overall I love this lipstick and it is the perfect pick me up as winter begins setting in. 


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Essie - Ridge Filler (the ultimate base for artificial nails)

Essie Ridge Filler - £7.99

The Essie ridge filler is described as 'the ultimate base for artificial nails' I don't wear fake nails a whole lot but this product to me isn't just the best base for artificial nails it is simply the best base. It completely smoothes out my nails and leaves any polish looking flawless on top of it. I do also find that when occasionally using a false nail here and there it does give my nail a really smooth surface to glue a nail onto. I thought this polish would be gloopy and a bit thick to create such a smooth base but it really isn't. It also has a tint of white to it so any colour will pop a little more when applied on top of it. 


Monday, 22 October 2012

Glossybox - October

I have to admit I had pretty much convinced myself that this would be last Glossybox after the disappointment of Septembers box. However as usual I've ended up loving this box yet again which has steered me away from cancelling my subscription again. This month I received the anatomicals body scrub, yves rocher lipstick, dermalogica clean start 3 step skin care and skinetica acne soother.

I received the dermalogica clean start in a box a few months ago and absolutely adored the matte moisturiser that I used up quickly over the summer so I'm happy to have this back and they are all ideal for weekends away and staying over at my boyfriends. I love the Yves Rocher lipstick it's such a bright red and the perfect Christmas party colour (yes I'm already in Christmas mode). Anatomicals always come up with the goods in terms of packaging and the product and I'm sure this scrub will be a winner. Finally I have never heard of Skinetica but I'm always up for trying out products that claim to clear up blemishes and spots.

Overall this box was one of my favourties - I can use all the products in it and I'm excited to try it all. I do kind of wish you could opt out of having the products in an actual box as I've become a little inundated with them and I've run out of idea's of what do with them. I'm sure they'll come in handy as Christmas sets in but for now I seem to have so many that I don't want to throw out as they are so pretty.


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Feel Unique Haul

Caudalie Beauty Elixir £9.90
Osmo Berber Oil Mask Restoration Therapy with Argan Oil 75ml £3.99 
Philip Kingsley Scalp Toner 75ml £6.05
Philip Kingsley Maximizer 125ml £11.20
Caudalie Grape Water - Limited Edition 200ml £9
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer 150ml £22.30

I spend ALOT of time on FeelUnique.com  and I rarely buy anything but the other day I just thought to hell with it. I have a full time job it's time to buy the things I've been lusting after for literally months so I did - my bank balance and more importantly saving balance isn't loving it as much but I just can't wait for it all to arrive so wanted to share my little haul with you.

I picked up Palmer's Cocoa Butter Purifying Mask because I really need a new face mask in my life and the alternatives I've been lusting after have been 3 times the price of this one. I've always loved Palmers products so I'm excited to try this one out.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir is probably the product I read most about on beauty blogs it's a definite I just had to give it a go product. I also ready on the lovely Zoe's post that this Caudalie Grape Water is a good addition to the Caudalie Beauty Elixir if you don't like the smell. I don't even know if I don't like the smell yet but her wonderful review made me want this too.

Osmo Berber Oil Mask is pretty much down to the pretty price point and the fact that I'm a little obsessed with hair oils and hair masks at the moment. I'm excited to get this product on my head.

Phillip Kingsley Scalp Toner and Maximizer are because I have a sad scalp right now and I also always crave more volume. The Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer is actually 40ml and a wee freebie for buying two of the brands products also something I'm so excited to try.

Overall I literally can't wait for this package to arrive at my door it's full of things I've wanted to try for so long and I'm so glad I've just bought them to get over the obsessive blog reading about them. Full reviews on each item will be coming soon but I wanted to share my shopping splurge now as I literally can not contain my excitement :)


Saturday, 20 October 2012

Models Own - Naked Shimmer

Models Own Nail Varnish £5 Boots

I own far too many nude nail varnishes - Nyla Nude by Models Own is my clear favourite but I wanted to give this shade a go because it looked all pretty and shimmery online. It's a lovely pale nude shade which has a lovely creamy tone rather than the slightly pink tone of Nyla Nude. It's not really showing in the image but it has a slight gold sheen to it in certain lights. It's an ever so subtle sheen but a nice bit of glamour compared to the alternative plain nude shades I have in my collection. 

I kind of love it. I didn't need it but it's nothing like any of the nudes I have so it is completely acceptable ... 


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Simple Age Resisting Cleansing Wipes

Simple Age Resisting Cleansing Wipes £3.99 Boots

I feel like I never use make-up wipes but really thinking about it I go through them pretty quickly as I'm always picking up a new pack in the supermarket. I am a huge lover of the Simple brand and it is a massive part of my skincare routine so I often tend to pick up any extra bits when I need too. I really liked the age resisting moisturisers when I tried them a few months ago the green tea goodness and first against premature ageing is a winner for me when I'm looking at skin care. 

This is less of a review more just my thoughts because I really like these face wipes - they are super fresh and remove my makeup with ease. I know wipes aren't something I'd use all the time but I love having these with me when I stay over at friends or my boyfriends. I find them ideal in the morning and they really wake me skin up without being overly harsh. Overall Simple ticks all my boxes when it comes to skincare and these wipes are no exception. 


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Maybelline Fit Me! Range Review

I've been pretty loyal Rimmel Wake Me Up for the last few bottles of foundation but when I saw this new range from Maybelline I of course bought it all. Firstly the packaging is lovely - it's super sleek and could easily be mistaken for high end NARS products. What I also loved about it is there was the most useful POS card next to it that made buying these products simple and stress free. I'm not sure about anyone else but I for one tend to stick to the same skin products just through finding a shade that suits my skin. I've gone through many bottles of foundation where under the harsh store lights it's looked perfect but in the cold light of day doesn't match my skin at all. 

Next to the range (I bought mine in Tesco) was a card showing which shades suit - light, medium and dark skin. It was also broken down into whether you had a pink undertone or yellow undertone. This made picking out the right shades so easy and on swatching the tones that the card suggested meant I wasn't left with a hand of foundation unsure as to what any of the swatches actually were. 

I'm currently laying off the fake tan so went for shades 
Foundation 120
Pressed Powder 120 
Concealer 10 

I really like this foundation it glides on well and doesn't sit in any dry patches. It gives a very natural dewy finish without being overly glowy and matches my skin tone perfectly. It's quite runny in consistency but gives a really good medium coverage which can be built up to be pretty much full coverage. It lasts so well and I still have good coverage after a full day at work.

Pressed Powder
I'm not a huge powder fan but I wanted the whole range so gave this a go. I found that for a powder it sat well on my skin and was perfect for touch ups if I was heading out from work. It set my make-up well and when buffed in gave a really nice finish. I have quite dry skin so usually powders go patchy on my skin but this goes on pretty flawlessly and doesn't make my skin look cakey. 

A lot thicker than the foundation in this range I really like the concealer, it covers any blemishes and also brightens my eyes really well too. It doesn't do anything revolutionary in my opinion but it is a very good concealer. 

I'm really happy with this range and have been using it non-stop since I bought it. It suits my skin really well and looks lovely. I can't find it anywhere online but I have seen it in most supermarkets I got all of mine in Tesco. 

Has anyone else tried the Maybelline Fit Me range? 


Sunday, 14 October 2012

Essie - Tour De Finance (212a)

Essie Tour De Finance £8.50 Beauty Bay 

Essie Tour De Finance is a gorgeous deep pink with shimmer running through it. It really pops and lasts well like all other Essie colours. I bought this in a haul on Fragrance Direct a while ago for just £1.99 and I really like it. It's one of the brightest pinks I own and I think it's a perfect toe nail colour. I do find it a little garish for all nails on my hand but is ideal for a statement nail or a base for glitters and nail art as it is so bright. I think the name of this is so odd 'Tour De Finance' says nothing about its shade in my opinion. I'm loving Essie polishes at the moment they come in second as my favourite brand after Models Own.


Saturday, 13 October 2012

Dymo Letratag LT100H Label Maker

Dymo Letratag LT100H Label Maker - Amazon £14.99 

I remember when I was little my dad used to have this label maker that embossed a really cool type font onto strips of sticky plastic. When reminiscing about this little label maker that was used to mark up just about everything I really wanted to get one of my own. Organisation is the top of my CV - I have tabbies for everything tangible and a spreadsheet for everything else.

I picked this little hand held label maker up for just £14.99 including delivery from Amazon. It prints using thermal printing so there's not costly ink cartridges. I have a variety of tapes for it including plastic, paper and metallic so I can literally make a label for everything. I love it so much - my organisation has just hit new levels I have labels for everything and my storage is looking so much neater. You can also put little symbols and borders on your labels. I highly recommend this label maker it is so simple and you can label up pretty much everything.


Thursday, 11 October 2012

Dove Nourishing Oil Care - LeaveIn Conditioner

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave - In Conditioning & Care Spray RRP £3.99 (£1.99 Tesco) (£1.99 Boots)

I've always used leave-in conditioner on and off - it's never really had a daily part in my hair routine but it has always been there. At the same time I've never really found a leave-in conditioner that I've really liked. I tend to use them on my roots when using a hair mask on my tips and have been getting through them much quicker than I have before. 

I have been a little in love with hair oils recently and they've worked wonders on my damaged hair so this one jumped out at me. It's the first leave-in conditioner I've come across that has hair oil in it. I love this spray you have to shake it to blend in the conditioner and oil layers then spritz away. It smells really good and like a proper hair product if that makes any sense to anyone outside of my head - it glides effortlessly into my hair. It's really made a difference to the over all feel of my hair and also smoothes it right down. I've never really loved a leave-in conditioner but I'm getting through this bottle so fast as I can't stop using it. I love it to tame my dry hair and also to spritz through wet hair to add some extra moisture. 

Has anyone else tried this or have a favourite leave-in conditioner I need to try after this one? 


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Models Own - Fuzzy Peach

This is my all time favourite coral/ orangey toned nail varnish - my last pot was getting ever so gloopy and now it's back in my life and going on like a dream. I adore it - the swatch above is just two coats and it leaves a perfect glossy opaque finish. I'm glad I have a new version of this to use up again. It's easily in my top 5 polishes ever.