Sunday, 14 April 2013

Boots haul


Yes.. another haul - I wasn't planning this, I just happened to pop into boots in my lunch break and I couldn't just get lunch could I? These items are from two trips, and I had vouchers for the second lot.. so that makes it better, right?

Looking through the items I have discovered I do not need any more nail polishes for a while! So.. let's begin!

First items bought from boots
 1. Essie Nail Polish 'Chubby Cheeks' - £7.99: This is my second essie nail polish, yes I do think £7.99 is a bit pricey (I probably should have had a look online for cheaper essie nail polishes - but I just couldn't leave it!). It's a 'bright red-orange sunset'; and I actually really like the formula. They are really shiny, that dry quite quickly. You do need a couple of coats because it does seem quite thin.. but this leaves for a nicer result when two coats are applied. 

Essie Nail Polish 'Chubby Cheeks' - £7.99
2. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure '546 Get Juiced' - £6.99: Apparently this has 5 products in 1 bottle (base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, colour and top coat).. I did not know this when I bought it, I just liked the pretty colour - so that's a bonus! I think I'll still put a base coat on though, it won't feel right otherwise. It's a light pink, with peachy undertones (so yes, a coral again; big shock there! - but more of a pinky coral this time). I have not used this yet, but I may do a review on it when I have tried it out. I think it will look really nice this spring/summer.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure '546 Get Juiced' - £6.99

Maybelline New York Colour Show Nail Polish 'Pow Green' - £2.99

3. Maybelline New York Colour Show Nail Polish 'Pow Green' - £2.99: Now this is a bit of a shocking colour, but I just really liked it. But even if it doesn't look right with all the nails painted fully with it, I could always use it to create petals for flowers or something.. only time will tell :) Either way - it got me excited for summer, so I had to get it!

4. Revlon Colour Burst Lip Butter 'Tutti Frutti' - £7.99: Now I'm sure everyone has heard the hype around these lip butters, so I decided I finally had to buy one. I saw this shade in a youtube video from essiebutton, and thought it looked so pretty. I'm so glad I bought this, £7.99 is a low/average price for a lipstick, but I would not be surprised if the price increased (I hope they don't!) - because they are so good! I'll definitely be getting more of these :) It is so moisturising (it contains mango, shea and coconut butter, which is supposed to boost lip moisture by 156%), and I have found the colour last for a while, but it is easy to quickly apply.. even without a mirror just smooth a little on and you're good to go!

Revlon Colour Burst Lip Butter 'Tutti Frutti' - £7.99
Apocalips Lip Lacquer 'Nude Eclipse' - £4.99

5. Apocalips Lip Lacquer 'Nude Eclipse' - £4.99: I had previously bought one of these in 'Luna' in my first haul post, at the time I also wanted to buy the nude colour but it had sold out.. so when I saw this I had to buy it, especially as it was 3 for 2 on selected products (so this, the lip butter and maybelline nail polish I got in a deal). I have not yet worn it, but I'm hoping for good things, especially having tried out Luna!

So they were the items from the first trip to Boots, these were all from my most recent trip in my lunch break.. I really should buy my lunch from somewhere else so I can stop buying other things!

Max Factor Nail Polish 'Candy Blue' and 'Mellow Yellow'
£3.99 each

1. Max Factor Mini Nail Polish 'Candy Blue' and 'Mellow Yellow' - £3.99 each: It doesn't actually say the colours on the bottles (helpful), but I think these are the colours I bought.. from looking online I'd say so! These are very different than anything I've had before, but I just thought they were so cute.. I think the little bottles helped make the sale! The yellow is a really nice pastel that I think will look really pretty in the summer, and I realised I wear quite a bit of blue, and for once actually liked a blue nail polish - so I decided to buy it! ..Also I had a voucher of £2 off of max factor :)

2.Seventeen Doll'd up Mascara 'Brown Black' - £6.29: This is the new mascara from seventeen. I purely bought this because I received a voucher allowing me to buy this for £2! ..So I couldn't pass that up :) There was also the 3 for 2 deal on, so I may have gotten it free (I had lots of vouchers so the receipt is very confusing). There were only a couple mascaras left, always a good sign when lots have gone (hopefully because it is good!), and I saw a brown black.. I decided to buy this because I was thinking of buying one rather than a black mascara because I've seen it look nice on a lot of people, especially when you want to go for less of a dramatic eye.. so I took the opportunity while I was getting it cheap to not only try this mascara, but see how I liked more of a brown mascara. It also says it's meant to help curl the lashes.. my lashes are the most awkward to curl - so we'll see about that!

Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara 'Brown Black' - £6.29
3. Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser - £3.13: Again I only bought this because I had a voucher for money off of Neutrogena Products, but it sounds quite good so I can't wait to try it! It apparently hydrates, smoothes, and evens out skin tone.. the main thing that appealed to me was that it claims to reduce and prevent spots.. which is what everybody wants! I'm hoping it isn't a moisturiser that actually doesn't moisturise that well though. Hopefully it'll be good, because this is a lot more purse-friendly than my origins moisturiser!

Neutrogena Visbily Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser - £3.13

So that is everything, overall I'm happy with everything I bought and can't wait to try it all :)
The vouchers really helped save some money.. so please boots send some more (I do love their advantage card). I haven't actually ever reviewed any products before, so I may do that soon.

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Saturday, 13 April 2013

The versatile blogger award


I have been nominated for an award! Today I received such a nice comment on my elf haul from Christina (, saying that she had nominated me for the versatile blogger award (VBA). It was such a nice surprise, that made my day! :)

The rules:
  1. Link to the blog of the person who nominated you (Christina's link is above)
  2. Select fifteen new blog/bloggers you've recently discovered or follow regularly
  3. Nominate those bloggers for a VBA, leave a link to their page and comment on their latest post to let them know they have been nominated.
  4. Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about you.

Natasha - Project 365

Andrea - RosyChicc

Hayley - Beauty Rambles

Suzanne - love with fire red

Samuel James Morris - Samuel James Morris

Diana - petitgraphie

Elin - Elin Likes


Ellie - Candy Tapestry

Jade - Dotty Dolly

7 things about me:

  1. My dream is to travel America.. and I will one day!
  2. I've never known what career I want to do
  3. I have two jack russells; Dolly and Billy
  4. I am a super procrastinator (hello; tumblr, youtube, twitter, and even blogger)
  5. I passed my driving test (first time!) on July 18th 2012
  6. Couldn't live without films and TV, I love too many programmes
  7. I can never make a decision for myself (what can I say.. I'm a Libra!)
Thank you again for the nomination!


Monday, 8 April 2013

elf haul


So I was just reading new blog posts and I came across a review of some MAC studio finish powder, I was actually intrigued by the brush she used. The blog post was from Elin likes and I liked the look of the brush she used, especially as I felt I needed/wanted a new powder brush. This lead me to look it up, and I just happened to see many other things I liked too!

The products are from e.l.f (eyes, lips, face) they seem to have great products that are super affordable.. so I decided to treat myself and try out some new products. I have not yet tried them all out, so I can't really review them fully - only a quick overview :)


1. Powder Brush: £3.75 - It is an anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush (fancy ;)) - it's sooooo soft, I've only used it for powder and it buffs your skin and helps to create a flawless look. I really can't believe it was only £3.75, definitely may buy another one for wet products (I don't really want to mix them - unless anyone can tell me that that's okay to do?) Definite recommendation!

Powder Brush - £3.75 
2. Blushing, Bronzing and Blending Brush: £1.50 - 'This brush allows application on blush, bronzer and other loose powders', but I've mainly just used this for bronzer, highlighting, and blusher (when I don't use a cream blush). It isn't as soft as the powder brush, but it's still soft and does it's job. I can't complain.. especially for £1.50!

Blushing, Bronzing and Blending Brush - £1.50
3. Eye Shadow Brush: £1.50 - This is just a standard brush for applying eye shadow, I've only used it a couple times.. so far it seems okay, I think I need to use it a few more times to really tell. I do prefer my ecotools eye shading brush (from the 6 piece set) ..but that cost £15.99!

Eye Shadow Brush - £1.50
4. Eye Crease Brush: £1.50 - This again is such a bargain, it's really soft and is small (hence why it's for the crease), I think I need to get used to it a bit more.. but I see it being a really great brush that i'll use a lot :)

Eye Crease Brush - £1.50
I did go onto the website to look for the powder brush, but the prices just amazed me and I couldn't resist. Plus I didn't actually have loads of brushes so I only chose the few I thought I really needed; I could have easily bought more! I decided while I was on there, and I'd have to pay some delivery cost I thought I may as well have a look at the makeup (it is free delivery in the UK of orders over £30, but I hadn't spent that much).


1. Clarifying Pressed Powder: £1.50 - I did need some pressed powder as the one I was using had nearly ran out, and my benefit 'hello flawless' powder had broken for the second time.. so I didn't fancy buying one again. When I saw this for £1.50 I just thought why not, even if it isn't great it's cheap and it could just be my one to take when I go on nights out - so I wouldn't be fussed if I lost it, or if it broke. Surprisingly I actually quite like it, I'm sure there are a lot better powders out there, but for £1.50 I can't really complain. It comes with a powder puff - but I use the powder brush (it goes on great with it). I bought ivory as I have very light skin, obviously it was a risk buying it online as I didn't know what it really looked like - but my foundation is usually ivory so I thought it would be fine, and for the price I wasn't too fussed. It is darker than the picture online which I was glad about, as it matches my skin fine, so if you are usually ivory then it should be fine!

Clarifying Pressed Powder - £1.50
2. 'Peachy Keen' Blush: £3.75 - This blush is soooo cute! I usually use my benefit fine one one cream blush, but I decided to buy this anyway.. again because it was so cheap. It also has a little mirror which is really handy, especially for carrying it in a handbag. I haven't really worn this yet, I'm unsure why as just looking at it again I really like it - I've decided I'll be wearing it tomorrow! There were so many shades that I liked, but I decided to go for something a little different to more usual pink shades. When swatched it has a shimmer to it, so I think it will highlight and blush - definitely looking forward to wearing this lots in the summer! 
'Peachy Keen' Blush - £3.75
3. Eyelid Primer: £1.50 - I'm so glad I got this, I just pop a tiny bit on and smooth it over my entire eyelid. It smoothes and prepares the eyelid for eyeshadow - even if I didn't put eyeshadow on, I think it still brightens and makes eyes look better. There is a choice of four shades, but I went for the plainest 'sheer'.

Eyelid Primer - £1.50
4. 32 Piece Eyeshadow Palette 'Natural': £5.00 - Now, I do love my sleek palette in 'au natural', but £5.00 for 32 eyeshadows!! ..I just couldn't resist. I don't think they are of as high pigmentation as sleek, but again I have not really used it. This is in the 'last chance' section (32 piece eyeshadow palette), so if you want it you better hurry! There were three palettes to choose from 'everyday', 'natural' or 'brights', but I just felt I would get a lot more use out of the natural palette. There's a mix of mattes and shimmers, and it also provides a mirror (bonus). Definitely may do a review on this when I've used it properly.

32 Piece Eyeshadow Palette 'Natural' - £5.00
5. Luscious Liquid Lipstick 'Strawberry': £1.50 - I've only used this once, but I really liked it. I think it's a cross between gloss and lipstick (if they had a baby.. it would be this). It gives the colour of lipstick, with the shine of gloss, so wearing it with a plain eye in the day will look great in the summer. It's hydrating, and the colour seems to last. However, when first using it you have to twist it a few times, I twisted it too many (as I was impatient) and it just kept coming out, but it did stop.. eventually. So if you do get this twist it a few times, wait and if nothing comes out do it again. Learn from my mistakes! ;)

Lucious Liquid Lipstick 'Strawberry' - £1.50
6. Nail Polish 'Mint Cream': £2.50 - I love this nail polish! It is such a cute shade, perfect for spring/summer, and the actual nail polish is great too. It's cheap, but it good quality; it dried quickly, it was on for a few days without chipping (I took it off before any chipping happened), there is high shine, and you only need 1-2 coats. So happy with this purchase - need more of these!

Nail Polish 'Mint Cream' - £2.50
I am soooooo glad that I went and looked at e.l.f products, everything I've tried seems like great quality, for even better prices! I also love the actual packaging, especially the blusher - lots of mirrors are provided, which is really handy. Seriously, go have a look at their website ..I know I'll be revisiting soon :)


Thursday, 4 April 2013

Collective Haul


Yes, I have been shopping.. again. After a lot of persuading from a certain friend (LUCY) she convinced me to start a youtube channel. This has definitely made it easier to talk about hauls because I can describe the items easier - but I am just starting out so sorry if it isn't great. But I'd love you to have a look :) It's a collective haul from my trip to Cribbs causeway in Bristol today :)


Monday, 1 April 2013

Quick movie review.


I know I did a post yesterday, but I also watched a film yesterday and before I forget to do it; I thought I'd write a quick review about it..

The film is called 'The help', it is about a young woman, Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan, and her relationship with two black maids, Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson during the Civil Rights era in America. Skeeter is a journalist who decides to write a book from the point of view of the maids, "the help", exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families.

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I had heard good reviews, and my Gran lent it to me so I didn't actually have to buy it - so I thought may as well give it a go. OH MY GOODNESS.. I loved it. It's emotional, but sooo funny, it's just such a good film. It's based on a book, and although I know what happens (or at least some of what must be in the book, it's now on my 'books to read' list). Absolutely 10/10, I can't think of anything bad about it.. such perfect actors and a great plot - definite new favourite film.. I recommend anyone to watch it!