Thursday, 13 September 2012

Gems from.... Primark

About a week or so ago, I decided to pop into Primark. I have a love/hate relationship with this shop because some days they have some gorgeous stuff, and the next its all a load of tack. Anyway, this week it was LOVE, they had some lovely stuff. I think that when stores are heading into AW, its all snuggly jumpers and chunky stuff, which i personally prefer to summer clothes - there's nothing like throwing on a big warm jumper, they're so easy to wear! The two items I wanted to show though, despite spending £80 (oops) are:

This gorgeous blouse which was only £12. I am in love with the back of it....although I'm not too sure about what to wear underneath....

And this other blouse which was only £10 I think, so easy to wear with either some blue skinny jeans or even black leggings. I also love the pattern around the collar, so cute!

I did buy some other items also, but I'll save those for another day.
Thank you for reading

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Body Shop 'Tea Tree Face Mask' and 'Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash'

A few weeks ago, I was kindly invited to a Body Shop party and having never attending one before I didn't know quite what to expect. I've always liked the products from The Body Shop, but never really looked at the wider range. The party I went to was based on make-up, and there were some really lovely products to try and buy, I could have spent loads. In the end I didn't really buy much make-up, but what I did I will blog about another time. The products I want to talk about are two Tea Tree products from their skincare range...

First is the 'Tea Tree Face Mask' which was £9.00. Now personally for a face mask I do think this is pretty expensive, BUT I think its worth it. It says on the pot to leave on for 10-15 minutes but I always tend to leave masks on for a bit longer. When applied to the skin, it instantly gives a cooling, soothing feeling which is what it says on the pot. It's not too thick, and doesn't dry up and make your face feel tight which I'm glad about. If you don't like the tea tree scent, then stay away as it is quite a strong and overpowering smell. It claims to help remove impurities and absorb excess oil, and to be honest it did leave my skin feeling lovely and soft, with no sign of blemishes. Overall, I do really like this face mask, I prefer the texture to other face masks aswell because its quite lightweight, definitely recommend!

Second is the 'Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash' which was £5.50. I do suffer terribly from blackheads, and after using 'Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub' which I must say made no difference whatsoever to my skin, I needed a new blackhead scrub, so decided to buy this one. For £5.50 it is a good little product and even after one use my skin felt a lot cleaner. It contains crushed apricot seeds, but one negative is, I don't think it has enough in it, and I love products which have that gritty texture and it really scrubs your skin and unclogs pores. Obviously I haven't been using it long enough yet to see any proper long term effects in terms of blackheads but I am fairly positive about this product. Also, it smells lush!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Essie 'Knockout Pout'

Ordered this gorgeous colour from eBay, all the way from America! Its my first ever Essie nail polish, and so far so good, i'm impressed. It applies nicely, although I dropped some on my leggings and some on the sofa, OOPS.
Its quite a matte finish on the nails, which personally I love. What are your favourite Essie nail polishes?
First picture with flash, second picture without flash.

Monday, 12 March 2012


1. Topshop Knitted Fluro Mesh Sweat - Even though the weather can't make up its mind whether it wants to be warm or cold, I really love jumpers and I think they are perfect for those days where the sun is out but it's still chilly.
2. Real Techniques Core Collection Brushes - I desperately need some new make-up brushes, and these seem to becoming quite popular at the moment, so I need to try them!
3. New Look Studded Ballerina Shoes - I have these in the nude colour already, but I think I need the black ones too.
4. Viva Glam Nicki by MAC cosmetics - I'm in LOVE with this colour, may have to treat myself.
5. Hervana Blush by Benefit - gorgeous gorgeous blusher, I've seen this on a few girls and it looks lovely.
6. Oh Lola by Marc Jacobs - I haven't even smelt this, but the bottle is so cute.
7. Cream Puff by Collection 2000 - I love the first and second colours (in the picture above)

Saturday, 3 March 2012

OPI - Bubble bath.

I bought this spontaneously the other day, as my first ever OPI polish. There's soo many to choose from, so I think I'll be getting a few more soon.
To be honest, this wasn't as great as I thought it was going to be, as the swatches displayed it as a very opaque pastel pink, but on my nails it's almost the type of pink used for French manicures. Don't get me wrong I do like it, but it does need a good four costs or more to actually look opaque.