Thursday, 27 June 2013

Beauty Haul #4: Escentual

It’s been quite a while since I last did a haul post. It’s definitely not been that long since I bought anything though, just most things have been fairly basic and unexciting. Today however I received my Escentual order. I ordered it on Monday so top marks for a quick delivery. Here’s what I bought.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

ASOS Wishlist #1

Asos Wishlist

I was lucky enough to be given an ASOS gift voucher for my birthday, it’s for £35 but it doesn’t take long to realise that the above wishlist totals much more than that. Oops. I don’t plan on spending above my means by any rate, and what will probably happen is I’ll spend so long deciding everything will be out of stock.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Review: Dirty Works Detox Mask

I first came across the brand Dirty Works in The Sunday Girl’s post on their Brightening Mask and so on my next trip to Sainsbury’s I went and had a look to see what there was on offer. After some deliberating, I plumped for the Power Berry Detox Mask. I’ve never really explored the cosmetic aisles of Sainsbury’s, other than brands I already know so I was intrigued to see what brands there were. Unless I’ve forgotten to buy shampoo, I rarely combine food and beauty shopping but I think Dirty Works might change that. 

The mask itself contains Kaolin clay which is good for drawing out impurities and while, when you have it on it feels quite tight and drying, once you take it off your skin just feels soft and smooth. And I’ve not found my skin looked red afterwards which means it’s fine for morning use. I haven't noticed a huge difference in my skin but I think I’ve reacted to something (I don’t think it’s this) so my skin isn’t looking great at the moment anyway. I’m not a face mask expert and haven’t really tried many others but I know I like this one! I use it every few days for 10 minutes and then wipe it off with a hot flannel.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Review: Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation

I’ll admit it; I fully expected to hate this. I bought it on a whim in Boots when I couldn’t be bothered to spend ages trying different colours. I did try it on the back of my hand and noticed it was too dark, but had one of those “I need to make a choice, I’m running out of car parking” moments and got it. Upon coming home and reading reviews my heart sank a little further, the ones which were positive were outnumbered by negative ones.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Review: Maybelline Colour Tattoo – On and On Bronze

I have two other colours of these so I knew I loved them before I decided to add to my collection. I have Eternal Gold and Permanent Taupe, which I love and I’ve hit the bottom of Eternal Gold.

On and On Bronze, however might be my favourite of the lot, it’s the perfect bronze colour and looks gorgeous when it’s on and (as recommended by EssieButton) with a Champagne colour over, the example below is Sin from the Urban Decay Naked palette. I have basically worn this everyday since I got it, I’ve not tried combining the three together but I imagine it could be done. They go on with a creamy consistency but once dry won’t budge. I’m not sure they last 24hours, but they certainly last 8 at least on me without a primer. They make amazing bases for eye shadow and I think everyone should have one, at least. I still haven't fully conviced myself I could pull off Turquoise though...

Monday, 10 June 2013

What's in my shower?

In my post on the Nivea In Shower Body Moisturiser, I freely admitted that I am really lazy when it comes to the faff of showering. Well, all that has begun to change. Brought on in part because of the weird yellow thing in the sky that means it’s warm enough to actually get my legs out. Sans tights. Crazy. And partly because it’s 3 for 2 on 'A New Summer You' in Boots and I have no willpower. Oops

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Edinburgh Rocks

Sorry I’ve been away for a while. Life sort of caught up with me and I couldn’t find the energy to blog. Now I’ve unpacked most of my uni stuff – including my computer – I’m back to blogging.
Last week I travelled to Edinburgh with my boyfriend. Here are a selection of photos from what we did: