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Monday, September 15, 2014

Latest Soap & Glory Purchases

Soap & Glory is a brand I have loved for the longest time. Since discovering them when I was 16 I've bought hundreds and hundreds of their products, and none of them disappoint. It had been a while since I last had a Soap & Glory haul, so when payday came around I decided it was time to treat myself to a few new bits.

The first thing that I picked up was the Make Yourself Youthful Super Serum. I've not tried a serum from Soap & Glory before but my usual Origins one had run out and I thought I'd make a nice change to try something else out. I really like the packaging of this one, as it comes in a shiny tube and things like this please me. When it comes to the product itself it feels amazing on my skin, and really helps to keep it feeling moisturised. 

I then picked up the No Clogs Allowed face mask as I'm always on the lookout for a new face mask. I really like this one as it's a warming mask, and it really feels like it gets all the nasty rubbish out of my skin leaving it feeling super clean and soft. And as I love a Boots 3 for 2 offer I picked up an old favourites, Peaches and Clean. I always forget how much I love this cleanser until I start using it again, it makes my skin feel so soft and gives it a lovely glow.

Once again Soap & Glory products have made me very happy. Now to save up some more pennies for the next haul...

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

No Spend September

It's no secret that when it comes to saving money, I'm the worst person. No matter how much I try I just can't seem to make it to the end of the month with some savings. I decided to turn over a new leaf, and September is the month to do this. I've decided to take part in No Spend September!

The plan is to make it through September without buying any beauty products, spending money on things I don't need, and generally try to save money. I know this will be a struggle for me, as I'm literally the worst person when it comes to saving money. I'm determined to make it through to the end of the month... as 30 days is nothing in the long run! Hopefully it'll teach me about my spending habits, and I'll be posting frequent updates so you know how badly well I'm doing. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Want For Long Hair Extensions

For the past couple of years now I've been longing for super long, princess hair. I've done everything I could think of to help it grow, hair treatments, getting it cut regularly, I've even tried to go without heat for a while to see if that helps, but nothing. My hair seems to reach shoulder length and then refuses to budge any further. The only thing I've not really tried, is hair extensions. 

I don't really know a lot about the world of hair extensions, in fact the furthest I've gone was a clip in pair I had when I was 16 that didn't match my hair colour, or the cut of my hair - really not a good look! After doing some more researching I discovered Vixen & Blush a salon  in London that specialises in hair extensions. 

Hair extensions are a great way to give yourself instant long flowing hair, and if you're someone who gets bored of their hair quickly like me their a great way to change your look. To save yourself from a terrible DIY hair extension job it's best you visit a salon so they can correctly colour match your hair, and install them properly. Vixen & Blush are the experts in just that. Their experienced hair stylists can help to correctly install hand-made strands of quality hair to help transform your hair. Not only can they help you pick out the right hair extensions for you, but they can also guide you on aftercare to ensure that your hair looks brand new for weeks to come. 

When it comes to hair extensions there's loads of different types available. Vixen & Blush not only offer a clip in choice, but also offer Russian Virgin Hair in Micro Rings or Micro Bonds, and Brazilian Virgin Hair in Micro Rings or Micro Bonds, their range of prices can be seen here. One thing that's always put me off hair extensions is the price, especially for a full head it can be quite pricey. However these hair extensions are of the highest quality, and can last for as long as 4 months, making them a great investment. 

I'm definitely thinking about investing in my hair, and rather than spending money on treatments that aren't working for me I think I'm going to spend it on some high quality hair extensions. 

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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Home Wishlist

Since Chris has moved in I've found myself wanting to stop spending my money on lipsticks and nail varnishes, and wanting to settle down and buy more homey type things and furniture. Sadly we're not in a position to move out of my parents house yet, and we're trying to save up some pennies, so at the moment it's more of a wishing after furniture I've got nowhere to put.


One of the main things I've been looking at is sofas, because you can't have a house without a sofa! I've been looking over at the DFS website at different types of sofas to get some inspiration. Obviously it depends on what type of front room we'd have, but I really like the idea of having a corner sofa, they look so comfortable! When it comes to colours I like the idea of neutrals, greys, taupe's, and beige's just appeal to me for a sofa. 

Shower Baths

When I get my own place one of the first things I want to do is redecorate the bathroom. I'd love to have a large bathroom, and one thing I want is a shower bath. I usually take showers in the week, but I love to have a good long soak in the bath as well. I really like the designs from Bathshop, I love how modern and sleek they look.


Of course a key piece of furniture I'd need is a bed. When it comes to designs of beds there's so many different options. I've been looking on the Dreams website at different types of beds and there's a few different ones that have caught my eye. I really like the idea of a frame, but can't decide between a wooden or metal one. I also like the sleigh bed in the last image, as it seems a little more sophisticated.

There's so much that I want to buy when it comes to furniture, now to just save up for a house to put it all in! 

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Lip Crayon Obsession

A while ago when lip crayons came out I wasn't too sure about them. I was mainly a lipstick person, and didn't really think much about lip crayons. Fast forward a few months, and now I'm obsessed. It started off with a couple of MUA's lip colours, they only cost me a couple of quid, and I thought it would be an affordable way to try out some fun colours. Buying a few turned into buying them all, which turned into looking into more options to get my lip crayon fix.. 

I then discovered that one of my current favourite brands, Bourjois had a few different colours too so I picked up a darker red as a more bold deep colour, and a lighter red shade, both of which are firm favourites in my collection. When the Revlon Matte Balms came out, of course I had to try one out and I have this gorgeous matte red shade which I adore. I think out of all of them the Revlon Matte Balm is my favourite one, mostly because matte colours aren't something I usually do, so it's a little different. 

I think lip crayons are a fun way of applying lipstick as well as being a super handy way to, what feels like "colouring in" your lips. I also find that my lip colour stays on for a bit longer than it would if I used an ordinary lipstick. I've managed to maintain my lip crayon obsession down to only 7 shades (which pretty much are all different shades of red...) but I do find that every time I'm in Boots I find myself swatching away at more lip crayons and trying to convince myself I don't need another one. It's only really a matter of time until I have the whole of the Revlon range really...

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Things I Liked In June

I can't believe we're here, the beginning of July! Instead of doing my usual favourites post, I decided I'd do something a little different. I wanted to talk about a few things that I liked in June.

Last week I went on my first holiday in over 4 years! I only went away for a week in Devon with my parents and Chris but it was lovely to get away. It was nice to have some time to chill out, read some books and see some beautiful views. I'm certainly feeling a lot more relaxed!

Guest Bloggers
While I was away I had a few bloggers write up some guest posts for me, and I had some really interesting posts! From makeup, to festivals, to baking, it was on my blog! If you wanted to look at last weeks blog takeover posts you can see them all here.

Chris Moving In
June meant that my boyfriend of three & a half years moved in! He's moved down from Sunderland and is living with me and my parents while we save up for our own place. It's nice to have him a lot closer, and I'm looking forward to what the future holds!

Having A Clear Out
Before Chris moved in I decided to have a good old clear out. Its nice to have got rid of loads of rubbish out of my room and clothes I don't wear. Now not to replace them all again...

There's been a few blogs that I've been loving this month - Beauty Queen UK, Becky Bedbug, Kimberley's Beauty Blog, Beauty In Beta, to name a few of the ones I couldn't stop reading this month.

Now as its July I'm looking forward to what this month brings. There's a few exciting things coming up, including my best friend's baby being due any day now! Here's to a good looking month!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream

A few weeks back I tried out the L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique CC Cream and I was left feeling disappointed and let down, so decided to carry on with my search for a decent BB/CC Cream that will leave my skin looking great, without feeling too heavy. I then discovered the Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream* and it sounded exactly what I was looking for; A BB Cream that promises natural flawless coverage, resulting in an even skin tone and visibly more radiant skin. I was hoping it would be the answer to my BB Cream prayers.

The Ginvera BB Cream is a skin care sensation that's swept Asia, with women over there taking serious care with UV protection, and this BB Cream contains SPF 30, which is great for this summer we've got around the corner! I found that when applying the BB cream it would take a while to blend into my skin, but once it did it completely matched my skin tone, not leaving me looking orange like L'Oreal's offering. Not only did it match my skin tone, but it made my skin look amazing. My skin looked flawless, like I'd had an amazing 8 hours sleep, and had been drinking nothing but water for the last month. I also found that it covered up all my acne scars that I had on my face, creating an even looking skin tone for the first time in years. Once applied it didn't feel heavy on my skin, and I felt like my skin could breathe, its the perfect lightweight base product. 

I really think this is the answer to my BB cream needs, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to be wearing this non stop this summer! Ginvera's Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream can be bought online from Janiro in a 25ml or 40ml size. 

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