Thursday, 29 August 2013

My August Favourites!

 Welcome to my first Monthly Favourites blog. I thought it would be a good idea, seeing as I am trying out more and more different products, to share the best ones with you. The first is my new Ted Baker make up bag. It's one of the larger ones and was bought for me as a gift from my mum. I absolutely love it. It's probably more than I would normally consider spending on a make up bag but it is a luxury and quality item.

 Next up is Johnson's daily essentials 24 hour day cream. I have been using this for a few months now and I am really enjoying it. I can't believe this product only retails at around the £4 mark. WHAT A BARGAIN. This makes my skin feels so soft and lovely and works well as a make up base as well. And of course it has that scent associated with Johnson's products that I guess I find kind of comforting and familiar. I think this will become a staple product in my skincare regime.

I decided this month that I needed to find a high street priced shampoo and conditioner that worked well with my hair as the one I had been using previously was from my hairdresser and was on the pricey side. It turned out my luck was in and the first one I tried was amazing . My hair absolutely loves the L'oreal Elvive Smooth Intense Anti-Frizz Shampoo and conditioner . They are enriched with Morocan Argan oil and i think this is the part that works so well for my hair as I have previously tried a couple of Avon items which contain it that have worked well. I have the sort of hair that needs washed every single day and to be quite honest it is a total pain, however with this shampoo and conditioner I can make it every two days which makes me sooo happy. You have no idea how excited i was by this!

And last but by no means least is Rimmel London products in general. Rimmel has been my staple kind of go to brand for years now. There products are in my budget and of a good quality and I really enjoy them. I have picked these three products in particular because I have particularly been enjoying them this month. The first is the Stay Matte Powder, I don't think I could do without this now. This is my second purchase of it and I just love how it makes my face look just such a nice finish. I know a lot of people would agree with me on my opinion on this product it's definitely one I will keep going back to. The second is the Glam Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara,  I think this may be a newish product or maybe I have just never noticed it before, it's new to me anyway. It has two seperate sections one gives length and the other volume. I love this product because it genuinely works so well. It doesnt clump and basically it does what it says. The mascara isn't too heavy and is just a pleasure to wear. Finally is the Wake Me Up Concealer, I have seen a lot of reviews about the Wake Me Up range and thought it was about time I gave it a go and I haven't regretted it. I get quite bad bags under my eyes and struggle to hide them , but this product does a good job of it. It's not so amazing as to complete erase them but definately hides them well for a product of such reasonable price.

So that's all I have for this month hopefully you find this interesting and useful. Feel free to leave me some feedback it's much appreciated.


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

It's Here!!!!!!!!!!!! Aug 2013 Glossy Box

I was so excited when this little parcel arrived at my door! This is my first ever Glossy Box and i am going to be honest and say......It felt like Christmas. Even the packaging is exciting. I love that the little box is of a quality that I could probably use them for some sort of storage.

 But never mind the packaging what's inside is even more exciting! This month's box is the "High Flyers" box. So the idea is all the products are good for the girl on the go ! Just looking at the information leaflet got me excited.

So the products inside come from different parts of the world. There is a set of eyelash curlers by Emite Make Up from Sweden. These eyelash curlers really feel like a quality product. They are designed in a special way so that they don't touch your make up base. They retail at around £20, which I have to admit would probably be more than i would normally be willing to fork out for eyelash curlers, however having tried them out I would say they are well worth the money!

Next up is Urban Veda Turmeric and Botanics Radiance Day Cream. This says it is founded on ancient Indian Principles. I haven't use this product much yet but from the times I have used it it has been ok. Nothing spectacular . A little goes a long way and it does have a really nice fragrance. Thats about all I can say for now but will let you know more once I have used it up!

A product I was really excited about is the Oceane Make Up Remover Pen. This appealed to me straight away as I seem to be the worst for having black smudges all over my face!! It is so easy to use and comes with 3 refills which is great!! Not had much a chance to use yet but impressed so far! The only disappointment is that this product comes from Brazil and currently isn't available in the UK!

The USA brings us a Tresemme keratin smooth concentrated treatment Shot! I'm quite excited to try this product but not sure how it will be as Tresemme products just haven't agreed with my hair in the past.

Finally, the last product is from the good old UK. This is the Jelly Pong Pong 2-in--1 Shadow/Liner which retails at £10.50. I have never heard of this company before but this product is a great idea and does work really well. really great idea if you are on the go. Can be used as a normal eyeliner or smudge to use as a eyeshadow! Great!

So overall I am really impressed with this month's box and excited to use all the products. I am someone who can't afford to go out and spend a lot of money trying out new products all the time so this is the perfect solution for me. A set amount each month and i know the products i receive will be a good quality and more than worth the money I have paid for them! Can't wait for next month's box!! :)

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Christmas in August!!

Well i think it's safe to say the christmas season is beginning! The shopping channels have been selling christmas related craft items for at least the past month. At work we are doing stock counts of our christmas stock . I may have a little confession to add in here ...............I started my Christmas shopping today!!! Am I mad???? I always thought people doing christmas shopping at this time of year must be some sort of crazy but now that I'm an adult and have bills to pay i think i understand why they do it! Christmas is expensive!!! Actually life is expensive these days . I don't understand why we feel the need to spread the cost over the year though. A lot of us clearly can't afford to spend as much as we do at christmas so why not just cut back?? We need to go back to a time when it wasn't the amount of presents you received or how much they cost, what really mattered was the thought behind the present. Why do we feel the need to spend so much?? Is it because our lifestyles are soooooo hectic these days?? We are always rushing around, do we not have the time to purchase thoughtful and meaningful gifts? Well this year i am going to make the time . I'm not going to spend a fortune on anyone but I am going to think about something that will really mean something to them and that they will really appreciate. Just as well i have started now then I guess!! :)


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Save the Date

So lets jump straight in to the wedding related stuff. Something which seems to be more and more popular  with modern weddings is some sort of Save the Date card or other item! Whilst researching these i came across these Save the Date credit style cards. They come in a number of colours and designs and although not cheap i think they are reasonably priced for the quality of product you receive. The process is all done  through e-mail and they are so helpful in getting you what you want in a way that is convenient for you.  Anyway this is what we decided to go ahead with and i was sooo happy with the finished product i just had to recommend them! :-)
You can find them here

Enjoy x