A month ago I opened up the doors to my new dressing room and you all seemed to like it so I thought I'd share with you another dressing room related post. This time focusing on my ever-changing dresser (a.k.a chest of drawers). I'm not sure why I like to switch this part of my room up so much but at least once a week I give it a little change around...
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I've spoke about my love for Nars Sheer Glow (once paired with a gorgeous radiance enhancing primer), but I've never really shared my feelings for a drugstore goodie with a light - medium coverage. I've been using it since late 2012, it's been repurchased not once, not twice but three times, and I've got it in two shades, one for my previous fake tanning days and one to showcase my Snow White complexion...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 | Skincare
After using up the last few dregs of my (very much adored!) second bottle of the Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm from Balance Me, I decided that instead of immediately repurchasing what I class as my favourite cleanser ever, I'd have a bit of a shop the stash moment and rediscover some cleansers that I've previously loved. Along with that back at the start of January I decided to mix up my skincare routine and here's what I've come up with...
If my recent haul is anything to go by, you'll know I've gone a little L'Oreal mad lately. I don't know how they do it, but the vast majority of products I've tried from this drugstore brand I've loved. Heck, I've even gone back for more - something that rarely happens with my medley of drugstore products. I was running out of my previous hair oil, an all natural number that was also from L'Oreal and faired well for almost a year, and so as a thick and wavy haired girl whose prone to a little frizz now and again more hair oil was needed. After one of my usual trips to Boots after a long day at Uni I eyed up the L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil and decided to give it a go.
Here's something you may not know about me, I'm rather coat obsessive. I can fill a whole clothes rail with coats and jackets and still have to pop a few into my under bed storage boxes. Needless to say, what coat to wear definitely comes into the equation when I'm picking out an outfit and I'm not one of those girls who can just wear any coat over the top of their clothes, despite whether it goes with what they're wearing or not. Since it's rather chilly here in the middle of our British winter and a coat is a must, I thought I'd introduce you to my newest coat crush - tartan coats (or plaid to any US girls out there).
Saturday, January 25, 2014 | Skincare
Anything that promises bright radiant skin tends to have me running to the tills faster than the speed of light, so when I noticed the newest line of Superfacialist by Una Brennan in Boots, the Vitamin C+ Brighten range, I snapped two products up to try. I'd remembered that I'd seen Caroline Hirons mention the cleansing oil this past summer so knew I must be onto a winner.
If it weren't for Micellar Waters and Cleansing Milks being completely different in the consistency department, they're actually quite similar. Think about it, you're told to use a cotton pad with each of them, they both remove makeup and there's no need to rinse with water afterwards. So in the interest of experimentation, I'm testing them head to head to see which one comes out on top. Micellar Water's are very hyped up and are the 'in thing' at the moment, but how do they compare to a good old cleansing milk?
Exactly 4 days ago I tweeted asking if anyone had any blush recommendations as it's an area in my makeup collection that I'm not entirely happy with and truth be told, I've never really got all the fuss about blush. I know it's a must for my super pale complexion otherwise I look quite ill but it's always been something I've done out of habit, not something that I do because I like. A friend of mine suggested I try Sleeks Rose Gold Blush. I already had it in my collection within my Sleek Face Form Palette and after one use I'd pushed it to the side and had decided it wasn't for me, but after Natalie's recommendation I thought I'd give it another go...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | The Beauty Newbies
I don't know about you but I could literally spend hours in Boots, and quite often that's just what I do. There's this whole process I go through full of the following steps; a) staring at products, b) giving the testers a try, c) popping a few things into my basket and finally... d) being indecisive and putting half of what I chose back. In my head I go through the whole "will I actually use it?", "have I heard anything about it?" and "can I justify the price?". Understandably, the products in Boots aren't going to break the bank but there's been far too many times that I've came home happy with my purchases only to find that I have exactly the same thing already but from a different brand. Such a waste of money. Ramble over, here's what I've actually took to the checkouts and brought home recently...