Monday, 25 July 2016

Beauty: Mini Kiko Haul

Kiko is a brand that I haven't tried a lot of products from but the ones that I have used have been of a really good quality. Over the weekend I went to visit my sister in London and we ended up spending most of the day in Covent Garden where there is a Kiko store so I felt as though I should have a little browse......and this lot ended up in my basket!

So first up the nail polishes were £1.00 each, placed right near the tills and so I literally just put the colours that caught my eye in. Originally I bought 11 however I stockpiled because I knew my sister wanted some new polishes and we ended up sharing them out between us. 

I also picked up - Natural Concealer in 01, Super Colour Mascara in 03 (Green) and Nourishing Night Lip Balm.

If anyone has any recommendations for any Kiko products that I should try then please let me know!

Cheers & Loves


Sunday, 24 July 2016

New Products: L'oreal, Batiste, Benefit & Coke

L'oreal have launched a brand new trio of Pure Clay Face Masks - Detox Mask, Purity Mask & Glow Mask. The one I picked up was the Pure Clay Detox Mask that detoxifies and clarifies your skin. 

You apply a thin layer all over a clean face and then wait between 5 and 10 minutes. The mask tightens on the skin and starts to expose your pores as time goes on and then once the time is up, you simply remove the mask with warm water. They do say that this should be used between 2-3 times a week and with continued use your skin will be 'transformed'.

All three of the masks in the collection are currently £5.00 in Boots - will normally be £7.99.

Batiste have been branching out and expanding their product range in the past year with the Batiste Stylist range. The newest edition I found sitting on the shelves was the Hydrating Oil Mist

This weightless, non-greasy oil mist hydrates the hair and also protects against any breakages. I haven't really used this yet but it's definitely something I will be now it's so hot outside as my hair is definitely in need of some hydration. 

This is priced at £4.49.

Benefit are known for their cult products that everyone raves about and everyone loves but until now there's never been a product that I've actually felt like 'Yes it's worth the money!' And it's all down to the Gimme Brow Volumising Brow Gel.

So I got this generous sized sample in with the August Glamour Magazine as a free gift and I am so glad that I did. I am the laziest person with my eye brows to the point my mum and sister nag me about I need to sort them out. Also I tend to over pluck and so it sometimes looks as though I don't even have a pair however this stuff instantly makes them appear - it instantly volumises them. It does it without faff or hassle and I thank you Benefit! 

This is £18.50 - pricey I know - but I really love this a lot!

And finally Coke have done 2 special bottles for the Ab Fab movie and I adore them.

I just really like these so thought I'd give them a little mention. These can be bought in Boots for £2.50 but I got mine on buy one get one free!

Cheers & Loves


Friday, 15 July 2016

Book Chat: Oxfam Book Haul

I buy so many books that my bookcase is currently overflowing & try as I might I just can't get rid of any the books even after I've read them but that doesn't stop me from buying more & more.

So the a few weeks ago I popped into my local Oxfam books and picked a few more to add to my oversized collection & I found some brilliant finds in there. I've never been in an Oxfam shop that is purely dedicated to books but I was really impressed.

So the books I picked up were:

- At First Sight - Nicholas Sparks
- The Diary of Anne Frank
- Revenge Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger
- Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
- The Confidence Code - Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

The grand total I paid for these 5 books was £12.00 so if you have an Oxfam books near you then definitely pop in because you don't know what you'll find & you are also giving to charity!

I definitely think this will now be my go to shop when in need of a new book & I will be having a real look at my overflowing shelves to see if there's any that I could donate to them also. 

Cheers & Loves


Friday, 8 July 2016

Fashion & Beauty: A Few Primark Purchases

Before yesterday I couldn't tell you the last time I 'popped' into Primark so my visit was well overdue in my opinion. As I was on my lunch break it was a little bit of a rushed look around but none the less I did end up picking up a few purchases and a few bargains!

The first thing I found on my rummage through the sales stands was this amazing playsuit that is going to be perfect for my holiday. It was priced at £5.00 but when it scanned through it was actually £2.00 = Day Made!

And then the next thing I picked up was this pack of six earrings for £1.00. I absolutely adore black and gold earrings so these again will be something I'll no doubt take on holiday with me.

And everything else I picked up was beauty related! So here's all of that -

Nail Varnish £0.80. Nail Polish Twist Pot £1.00. Beauty Drawers £4.00
Nail Polish in Ice Queen
Eyeliner 2 Pack with Sharpener £1.00

High Shine Lip Gloss in True Nude & Skin Deep £1.50 each
PS Pro Lip Primer £3.00 & PS Pro Longwear CC Concealer £2.50

The main bulk of my purchases were beauty related as I really wanted to get my hands on some of the new PS Pro make up unfortunately they didn't have that much in store so only picked up the two items. Still I'm excited to try all the make up as I've never tried much else in terms of Primark makeup and the beauty drawers at £4.00 were an absolute steal!

If you have any beauty recommendations from Primark then please let me know so I can whizz down and purchase some more goodies.

Cheers & Loves


Wednesday, 6 July 2016

New Products: Simple Skincare

As soon as I see a new product I immediately have a little buzz of excitement and generally it doesn't matter what brand it's from or what is it - if it's new I'm in! So last week I spotted that not only was Simple Skincare half price in Superdrug but there were also a couple of products that were new!

So the new new Simple products I picked were the Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover and Hydrating Cleansing Oil.

I am always looking for a new eye make-up remover and I particularly liked the look of this one because it was a dual effect -with oil and water infused combination- that you shake to activate.

My first impressions of this product is that it really does works and as promised it dissolves my waterproof mascara! There's no strong scent to it and doesn't cause me any irritation at all around the eye area which is fantastic. 

The second product is the hydrating cleansing oil which is unlike any other product within the Simple Skincare range. This is like most other cleansing oils in that the purpose is to dissolve any make-up whilst hydrating your skin.

My first impressions of this product is that it doesn't feel heavy or greasy on my face like other oils and once it's washed off it's completely gone, my face doesn't feel sticky like the effect some products have. I haven't used this as much as the eye make-up remover so as I use it more I will let you know if my opinion changes.

I have tried to get links for these products online but can't actually find a link for them at the moment I'm afraid. I did get mine from Superdrug though and currently all of their Simple Skincare is half price so might be worth checking out!

Let me know if you try these and what your opinion is!

Cheers and Loves 


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Wednesday Wisdom: The Pocket Book Of Positives

Sometimes when life is a bit crap and nothing is really making a difference I like to have a flick through this 'reassuring companion' to lighten my mood. And actually I read it sometimes when I'm feeling great because it makes me feel even more ready to go out and take on the world.

The pages are full of really positive and uplifting quotes and for me when I read something really positive it instantly lifts my mood 100 times over!

There are literally hundreds of quotes in the book which are split between 6 sections-

- Celebrating You
- Positive Change
- Life's Simple Pleasures
- The Great and The Good
- Silver Linings
- The Power of Laughter

With the different sections it helps for you to be able to go to the section that is most relevant to you at the time you reach for the book or you can just flick through and lucky dip what page you end up. 

I would definitely recommend this book as even if you don't reach for it, it looks quite good on the bookshelf.

The Pocket Book of Positives is available from Amazon.


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Beauty Bargains: Soap & Glory Fragrance Mists

I am an impulse shopper and I know I am but it's something I've always been but it seems that I am even more of an impulse shopper when I see a clearance, reduced or sale sign. I would say it's not even impulse that puts the product/thing/stuff into my basket, it's just boom suddenly sub consciously I'm at the counter with a basket full of items.

So when I saw these Soap & Glory Fragrance Mists reduced to £1.75 each I just had to put them all in my basket. I am such a fan of fragrances, sprays and perfumes - anything scented because I don't know I always feel better after a little spritz of something. 

The four fragrances are -

- Orageasm Super Tonic Fragrance

- Mist You Madly Fragrance Mist (Fressia, Cassis & Vanilla)
-Fruitigo Frangrance Mist (Yuzu Fruit & Wild Fig)
-Sugar Crush Fragrance Mist (Sweet Lime & Vanilla Musk)

These aren't available online but if you pop into your local Boots then they may still have some in stock. I have to say before I got these I didn't get all the hype over the Sugar Crush Scent but I think it's my favourite one!