Sunday, 19 July 2015

Glossy Box July 2015 | Vive La France

Good Evening!

Yesterday I received my July Glossybox and the theme of it is Vive La France! I love this box, it is all skincare, no make-up, which personally I quite like. I always try new make-up anyway, but I tend to get stuck in a rut with skincare, so its nice to try new brands! 

Noxidoxi | Enhancing Serum Base | RRP £33.46 full size
"Serum is the power-house of any skincare regime. From Bordeaux-born brand Noxidoxi, this has a CRC6 moisturising complex, which hydrates the skin's surface as well as the deeper layers, while a cocktail of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories protect the skin. Layer under moisturiser." 

Lollipops | Lip Balm Delicieuse | RRP £4.15 full size  
"A wonderful French find. This rich and creamy balm immediately soothes and softens with antioxidants and vitamin E, as well as protecting the lips from UV damage. Perfect for the summer!"

Teoxane Cosmeceuticals | Perfect Skin Refiner | RRP £70.00 full size
"With hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate skin, 10% glycolic acid to help resurface the skin and calming ingredients to reduce irritation. Start by using it every other night (you'll feel a mild tingling at first) and as with all potent treatments, a high SPF is a must during the day."

Yves Rocher | Comme Une Evidence Eau De Parfum | RRP £24.50 full size
"This quintessentially French musky floral scent is light, feminine and airy. It intertwines notes of violet leaves, rose, lily of the valley and patchouli for a subtle scent that lasts all day (or night) long."

Glossybox | Exclusive Travel pouch | £3.99
"With exclusive artwork by fashion illustrator Jamie Lee Reardin, this zip-lock pouch is the chicest way to keep your beauty essentials safe through security, or use it as your everyday make-up bag."

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Current favourite Lipsticks | July 15

Hi Guys, I thought I would do a little post about the lipsticks that haven't left my bag recently. These are the lipsticks I have been reaching for everyday for the past month or so.

MAC | PLINK! | Lustre | £15.50

I love this lipstick, it is really sheer, its a lustre finish so its sheer with a pearly finish. This colour is a warm toned nude, it leaves a sheer pink shine on your lips. This is great for an everyday lipstick, super pretty!

Rimmel | Lasting finish Kate Moss | 32 | £5.49

This is a peachy nude, with an orange undertone. This is a beautiful colour and I think most skin tones could pull this off.  I've seen it on both pale and tanned skin and it looks great, it’s a really flattering colour. It lasts well too considering its a "drugstore" product. It does need to be re-applied after eating or drinking,  like most lipsticks, but if you would like something different to the usual pinks and reds I highly recommend trying this.

MAC | Velvet Teddy | Matte | £15.50

I have wanted this lipstick since last year, when I heard it is the lipstick Kylie Jenner wore. It sold out at the time, so when I was recently in a MAC store and saw it...I had to have it. It is a beautiful pinky nude with a brown undertone.  It is a matte finish so lasts well. I tend to apply this along with my Rimmel lip liner in the colour Spice!


Sunday, 12 July 2015

St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower | Review

Hi Guys. I have always found it so difficult to find a self-tan that has no downfalls. They are always either an unnatural colour, streaky or just hard to apply. So, when I saw that St Tropez were bringing out a gradual tan that you apply in the shower....I needed it in my life!

What St Tropez Say:

"Just 3 minutes as part of your daily regime. A convenient way to build a sunkissed, gradual glow, that provides up to 24 hour moisturisation. UK's first ever product that uses water to promote a gradual tan, this unique streak-free formulation activates on clean, wet skin, in three minutes flat. This no nonsense hero allows you to minimise grooming time and enjoy an even and natural looking glow, without the fuss and time traditionally associated with tanning - perfect for those with busy lifestyles, or if you're simply looking for a low maintenance all year round glow."

What I say: 

I don't have a bad word to say about this tan. It is a lovely natural colour, it’s easy to apply and nearly impossible to make it streaky. If you have fair skin and struggle to find a tan that doesn't look ridiculous I highly recommend you try this one. It is really easy to apply. I Just shower as usual washing my hair and body, then I turn the water off and apply the St Tropez tan all over, rubbing in circular motions. It lathers up so you can see where it has been applied, finally I rinse it off. It is currently buy one get one half price at Boots - here.


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Glossy Box | June 2015

Hey guys! So I was super excited when the postman came today with my Glossy Box. I used to subscribe to Birch Box, but since seeing the Glossy Boxes I much prefer these. They come in a pretty pink box, and are wrapped really nicely with black tissue paper. I have only had them for 2 months but so far I have received no tea samples and no teeny tiny samples which used to really annoy me about Birch Box.

Here is what is in the June Box, it is festival themed.

1| MONU SPA | Rosewood Reviving Mist | RRP £11.95

I'm really excited about this, I love face mists, especially during the summer months, they are really refreshing and hydrating. Last year I had the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, which I loved, hopefully this MONU one is as good as it's certainly a lot cheaper!

2| Glossybox Flash Tattoos | RRP £6.50

These are really cool and the gold would look great on tanned skin, I have seen people wearing these tattoos on their wrists with bangles and think they look great.

3| Halo | Fragrance free facial wipes | RRP £1.20

These are really handy if you are going camping or to a festival as they are compact so you don't need to take a full pack of face-wipes!

4| Kueshi Anticellulite Booster | RRP £14.55

This is a full size bottle, and I am quite happy as I have just run out of my body lotion. Although I don't believe what it promises (to tone skin and remove cellulite) I will get use out of this as an everyday moisturiser!

5| Essence Gel Polish | RRP £1.71

I like getting nail polishes in these boxes as I rarely buy new colours I just get stuck in a rut and use the same colour all of the time. This is a nice orangey red colour and its formula is great, really opaque and shiny!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

June Empties | 2015

Hey Guys!

I thought I'd do an empties post as I have been saving my empty products in a box and the box was getting quite full! These products are my empties from the past few months.

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub | £8.00

"Smashed Brown Sugar & Sweet Lime, Almond Oil & Macadamia Grains"

I love this scrub as I love most Soap and Glory products. This has lasted ages, I got it for Christmas and probably opened it in February so it has lasted for several months. Is smells incredible... a sweet, citrus-y scent that really wakes you up in the morning. I will probably re-purchase this just for the smell!

Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter | £7.00

"Pistachio, Almond and Sweet Vanilla Scent"

Once again Soap & Glory do not disappoint on scent. This is a completely different scent to the body scrub, it’s a sweet vanilla smells edible. I love Soap & Glory's packaging they have humorous names with witty quotes on them. I don't know if I'd personally re-purchase this, as much as the scent was amazing the product itself was a bit meh, but I'd be happy if I received it as a gift.

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation | £31.00

I don't have a single negative comment on this foundation. I am in love with it. I first caved and purchased this foundation last year after reading outstanding reviews on every blog that I came across. This foundation has changed my life (Ok, a bit dramatic I know!). I have done a full review on this here. This foundation is hydrating, dewy, medium/high coverage and makes your skin look flawless. If I was being really picky the one mini downfall is that it doesn't come with a pump, but you can buy one separately! Will I re-purchase this? OF COURSE!

Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express | £7.99

I have done a full review on this also here. I really like this mascara and I have re-purchased it a couple of times.I feel it gives good length and volume, it is affordable and the packaging is quite cool. I prefer the Maybelline Falsies mascara but I think I purchased The Rocket when I had completely run out of mascara and the only shop I could get to had run out of The Falsies. This is a good high-street mascara and I probably will end up re-purchasing.

Bourjois Paris Bronzing Powder | £7.99

This isn't technically an empty but the bronzer has smashed so it is going in the bin. Not a massive fan of this powder, I find it quite orange-y on my skin tone and I don't personally think it blends very well. Also people say it smells like chocolate....I don't know what kind of chocolate they eat but I don't think it smells like chocolate, not like the Too Faced one does anyway!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer | £4.19

You have more than likely read every beauty blogger bang on about this product, this is such a great high-street concealer. In fact I ran out last week and went to get some more today and it was sold out in every colour. It has really high coverage and is really affordable. I will re-purchase this as soon as it is back in stock in my Boots!

Estee Lauder Double Wear | £29.50

This is a great foundation and I have been using it on and off for about 6 years. It is really high coverage and lasts all day without fail. The only downside to this foundation is as I have dry skin it does cling to dry patches. It also has SPF in it so flashes back on photographs. I always say I'm not going to re-purchase as it dries my skin out, but always seem to go straight to it when I don't know what other foundation to try. Having said that I have now found Nars Sheer Glow so maybe I won't re-purchase...but no promises!