Wednesday, 30 December 2015

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This is going to be a bit of a different post to what I normally write but I thought it would be fun to do a post about how I will be getting ready for NYE which is tomorrow! { If you like this sort of post you will have to let me know in the comments below! (that sort of rhymed...)}

So to begin with I'm going to run myself a bubble bath with Radox bubble bath (if you would like any reviews of the products mentioned in this post just let me know and I will do a seperate post)

Then I'm going to cleanse my face with my absolutely favourite face wash of all time... the Bare Minerals Purifying Facial Cleanser

Now because I'm going to be fake tanning after the bath I'm going to exfoliate with a loofa (I have no clue how you spell that word or even pronounce it??)

Once I've exfoliated with the pink thing/ loofa thing, I'm going to use the 'Scrub of your Life' by Soap and Glory to remove the last of my scales.

Now I'm done with bathing, once I get out the bath I'm going to use 'the righteous butter' by Soap and Glory to make sure my skin is super soft.

And I can't neglect my feet... so I'm going to use the fabulous 'heel genius' for those, it works wonders on them and prepares them for a night of wearing high heels.

I apologise for the terrible quality of this photo!

Now on to tanning. I have very pale skin so struggle with tanning products however after years of trying different products I have finally found the Holy Grail of the tanning world (I think so anyway) and it all costs under £5! I will first be using the Skin Deep Self Tanning Wipes followed by the Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion.

I will be doing a seperate review of these tanning products, with pictures of the results following application soon. 

Moving on to nails, I'm going to give them a fresh paint and juzz (is that a word?) a bit for New Year. The polishes that I will be using are by Rimmel followed by a glitter coat by Barry M.

And finally, I'm going to pop two rollers in my fringe to curl it! Thanks for reading my post, it's been slightly longer than usual so I hope I didn't bore you all too much. As mentioned previously, if there are any products you want more information about or reviewing individually let me know in the comment section below! I hope you all have a wonderful 2016 :)


Monday, 28 December 2015


Coco Whites

Earlier this month in December I visited the Clothes Show Live which took place in Birmingham at the NEC, {find out more info about this HERE! if you wish} and purchased a box of Coco Whites at the reduced price of £15, I believe they are normally around £20, so I saved around £5 plus postage which was a bonus! I was very excited to try the product as it has been sponsored by many celebrities especially on Instagram and I was curious as to what was so special about these little white sachets!

If you're unsure as to what Coco Whites is, it is basically a refined version of the ancient tradition of oil pulling. The little sachets are full of coconut oil which has been flavoured to make the process more bearable. 

I bought the minty fresh flavour and the box looks like this:

In the box you get 14 sachets as the course is supposed to take 14 days, the sachets look like this:

On the first use I was amazed at the results, see below before and after one use!

Excuse my teeth!

REVIEW: The actual process isn't very nice at all, the coconut oil can be solid and is a very strange texture until it melts in your mouth. The process is also very boring so I would suggest browsing the internet or stalking someone on Facebook whilst your swirl for 10-15 minutes! I was very impressed with the results at first however these results soon ended, and I didn't seen much change after this. The only benefit that was a result of the process was it made me more aware about my teeth and they felt amazingly clean after the oil pulling! I wouldn't recommend this product as I don't personally think it is worth the money HOWEVER if you wish to buy the website can be found HERE!  and I have a voucher code for 20% of which is CSL20. Thanks for reading and feel free to leave any comments!

Benefit Get Your Party On Tin

Benefit 'Get Your Party On!' Tin Review

Another Christmas gift that I received and will be reviewing is the Benefit tin which is named 'Get Your Party On!', it retails at £39.50 but is on sale now for just under £30. The tin looks like this:

The tin includes four full size Benefit products which include the following:

The 'they're real!' mascara, which retails at £19.50 and can be found HERE! on the Benefit website.
'Hoola' bronzer, rated the UK's no1 bestselling bronzer! It retails at £23.50 and can be found HERE! on the Benefit website.
Highlighter high beam, which retails at £19.50 and can be found HERE! on the Benefit website.
A full size 'gimme brow' which is a setting gel for brows. This retails normally at £18.50 and can be found HERE! on the Benefit website.
The tin is great value for money, and is worth a massive £81, but retails at £39! It features some of the Benefit favourites and I will now review them individually.

'They're Real!'- I really like this mascara and have had many minis of it in different sets that I have bought over the years. I can't agree that it does make your lashes look long enough to be mistaken for fake lashes however I do have very short fair coloured lashes so this could be why! I use a coat of this and then go over it with a chunky (strange word I'm aware) Rimmel mascara. Overall, it is a lovely product however it is very expensive for a mascara.

'Hoola' Bronzer- I love this bronzer! It is such a lovely colour, if you have fair skin like me. It can be used in several different ways, for contouring or just for a natural bronze look. It even includes a small brush which is useful for contouring. Overall, it is a good product and I can see why it is so highly rated!

'High Beam' highlighter- I currently use this for highlighting underneath my brows as my high brow has ran out! It is a lovely product but I probably wouldn't use it on the top of my cheekbones as it is very sparkly and I prefer a powder highlight so I can build the highlight up. I currently use a Mac one, but have used an MUA one in the past, and the effect is very similar. Overall, I like the product and would recommend it for the price.

'Gimme Brow'- This is one of the first Benefit products that I ever purchased and I love it. I have fairly unruly eyebrows and this really gives them that finished arched look I feel. It stays on all day and is a brilliant product! Overall, I would highly recommend this as a brow set.

The tin is great value for money and features some highly recommended Benefit products, it's just a shame it's only a Christmas product! Thanks for reading, feel free to leave any comments :)

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Smashbox #shapematters Palette

Smashbox Palette

I'm writing a blog post after 7/8 months which is crazy. As I'm sure many people will know it has just recently been Christmas! I had such a brilliant Christmas and spent it with some amazing people. I also got some brilliant gifts and was absolutely spoilt! One of the gifts that I received was the Smashbox contouring palette. It looks like this:

Here is the palette unopened, it has a very sleek look.

I have never tried Smashbox products so I am excited to try it as it has had very high reviews which include Kim Kardashian (the contouring Queen) herself describing it as her favourite powder contour product. The palette includes two different shades of brow powders and a wax, two highlighters, one bronzer, one contour powder and nine different eyeshadows. It also includes a double ended brush, one side being for shadow and the other for brows. Photos to follow.

The shadows.
The angled brush for brows.

These are the contour shades and highlight.
The shadow side to the brush.
I apologise for the camera flash!

The palette is currently £60 on Boots online and can be found HERE! I will review the product once I have gotten round to using it and can provide swatches if people wish! If there are any cream contouring products that people use and think are worth the buy, please let me know in the comments below! Thanks for reading :)

Monday, 13 April 2015


So today I decided, after researching into the different beauty subscription boxes that are available, to sign up to website Birchbox. If you're unsure what a monthly beauty box is, it is basically a box filled with samples of different products for you to try and test before buying the real thing, it allows you to experiment with new brands you perhaps wouldn't have tried without it breaking the bank! With websites such as Birchbox it allows you to create an online profile so that you can get catered samples for you. I looked at various blogs and used this link to help me decide which beauty box would be best for me. I felt that Birchbox would be the best box for me as it retails at £12.95 including postage and comes in the cutest box ever. It also features well known brands including Benefit, one of my favourites, where products are costly.

However, what made signing up even better was the promo code that I managed to find when browsing Facebook. 

This promo code allows for you to choose a free Birchbox alongside the Birchbox you pay for when you sign up. THAT MEANS YOU PAY FOR ONE BIRCHBOX AND GET ANOTHER COMPLETELY FREE!

I can't wait for my box to arrive and will be reviewing it once it comes, I would also like to try competing box Glossybox after also reading some good reviews about that. Leave a comment if you suggest any other beauty box brands or are already receiving Birchbox!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Muji vs Osco

So, as my collection of makeup is ever expanding recently, I have been looking into investing into some acrylic drawers. In case you're wondering, I'm talking about the acrylic drawers which were first seen on the Kardashians and have seen been a hit with makeup hoarders. 


However, I cannot decide between the Muji brand or the Osco brand. First I'll look at the Muji brand.

This is the 5 drawer Muji storage which retails at £24.99 plus postage, the drawer is described as 

'A versatile box with five pull out drawers that can be used to store items such as make-up, stationery, haberdashery items and jewellery.Dimensions: W: 26cm x H: 16cm x D: 17.5cmInternal drawer height 2.5cmCo-ordinating jewellery trays are available to purchase separately.' 

I love this style of drawers and think that the 5 drawers could hold a large amount of makeup however a part of me thinks that £24.99 is a large amount of money to pay for storage and would I actually fill the 5 drawers? This then led me on to researching an alternate brand, Osco. Osco do a selection of acrylic storage which can be found at stores such as Staples and Rymans, and also on Amazon and eBay for slightly cheaper. The drawers which I looked at from Osco were the 2 drawer. 

This is the Osco drawer which retails at £11.99 and is described as 'This Osco 3 Drawer chest is ideal for storing business cards or stationery neatly and securely.

The Osco Acrylic 3 drawer desk top filing unit is ideal for the desktop for storing small items such as business cards. It has three draws. 

Its accessible storage for students and those at home who wish to keep bills and stationery in an organised fashion.' 

I love the Osco drawer which is a fraction of the Muji price, however it concerns me how small the Osco drawers are with them being described as only being 'H110xW165xD120mm'. This is a lot less storage than the Muji drawers and would therefore result in me most likely having to purchase two of the Osco drawers, making the total price of them being £23.98. 

I am still looking into alternate acrylic storage but will most likely end up investing in the Muji drawers! 

All comments are appreciated, would love to know if you have acrylic drawers and if so which ones. All links can be provided for the items mentioned.