Sunday, 27 May 2012

Olsen Inspired Make-up

Hi hi. I (and the rest of the planet) am in love with the Olsen look. So here's my take on the famous Olsen brown smokey eye :) enjoy! x

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Favourite things from April!

 I don't really like the idea of a 'favourites' post to be strictly beauty related, so here's a selection of my favourite purchases from the month of April :)
First is a bargain, TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal and Honey Shampoo is one of my favourite shampoo's anyway and is usually quite expensive, especially in this size! For some reason I think they've discontinued it because I actually found this in TK Maxx for £9.99...??! It is the most gorgeous shampoo ever, leaves your hair feeling so so so soft and clean, I really recommend!!!
I suffer from quite red skin on my face, I often get blotchy patches and it's really hard to find a make up shade that doesn't make my face look pink, which is why I often go for foundations and powders with a yellow tone. Even so it's still a really annoying problem, so I found this primer from No.7 which looks like light green paint when swatched but when used all over or on problem areas in cancels out any redness. I really love this!! And a little bit goes a long way.
Next is the Loreal Paris Telescopic mascara, which is buy one get one free in boots at the moment! It has a plastic brush which I love and it's really good at separating lashes and coating them evenly.
I saw this cat ring on pinterest and immediately set out to find where I could buy one. I found this one on ebay for £2.99! Such a bargain and I love it so much, everyone asks me where I got it from. I've been wearing it every day since I got it. So cute. (crazy cat lady)
Last is my Holga lomo camera. I'm really into my vintage photography and this camera is my favourite at the moment, and it takes your regular 35mm film which is so handy. Can't wait to get some snaps developed!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Cola Bottle/Ombre Nails!

Hi! Here's what I've been wearing on my nails this week, inspired by my favourite sweets, my pink and blue ombre nails. Using the same technique as before to create the ombre effect. The photos don't really justify the colours very well, but I love them!

Glossy Box April - 'Earth' edition!

AYUURI Natural Body Wash - The 'flavour' I received is neem... what ever neem is! It smells like mint and tea-tree, which I really like. The scent combines with a tingly feeling you get when you use it, making you feel super clean. I don't know if this is something only the 'neem' one does, I imagine its something most minty body washes do. I like this product, can't say I get very excited about body washes in a glossy box though!
CAUDALIE Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum - I have to be honest, when I went to use this I had no idea what I was supposed to do with it. I gathered it a moisturising serum of some kind, but I didn't know whether to put it on my face or my body or my hands... This product is lacking a bit of direction! I the end I took a gamble and used it on my face before I applied make-up. Although glossy box banged on about this being for all skin types and how amazing it was, I have combination skin and to be perfectly honest it made my face feel very oily and I didn't like it at all. Maybe I was using it wrong?
INKA COSMETICS Certified Organic Eyeliner - This eyeliner applies really softly and it seems really creamy, this might have something to do with the all organic ingredients, I like! I got mine in brown and being a black liner wearer I'm not sure when I'm going to wear this. I need to be a bit more creative! It's a nice thing to have in the make up kit for those days where you dare to be different.
KAI Perfume Oil - A really fresh smelling perfume, a bit different to have a perfume in oil form, may take some getting used to. A full sized bottle is £41... not sure if I'll be breaking the bank any time soon.
FIGS & ROUGE Lip Balm - I like to see a good lip balm in a glossy box, this one is in a cute little tin ready to pop in the hand bag. Mine is rose scented which I'm not a huge fan of, but it's lovely and moisturising and really good for on-the-go. I don't think it will be replacing my burt's bee's!

This is actually going to be my last Glossy Box review for now, as after a careful think, I have decided to unsubscribe. The main reason being I just can't justify the £12.50 every month for a few products which I might like, seeing as I'm not earning too much at the moment. I'd really like to open my box and see something I absolutely love or something I've really wanted to try, but it's never happened.
Also this month has been a bit of a rocky time for Glossy Box, there was a big issue with the fact that they took a payment for the box at the beginning of the month, but it didn't get delivered until the end, which upset a lot of customers. Another issue I have is that while they're getting it so wrong for their paying customers, they seem to be treating their 'ambassadors' pretty well, with freebies and parties all the time... something doesn't seem right here! So bye bye Glossy Box... for now!

What do you guys think about Glossy Box?


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...