Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Beauty Wishlist 2015

Hi everyone,

I would like to share with you my 'Beauty Wishlist', and these are the items that I would like purchase when I'm off my first make up no-buy. I can only purchase these items between the months of April through to June, and these are also items of make up that I've had my eye on for quite some time.

Bobbi Brown Blushers
I currently only own one Bobbi Brown blusher, and thats in the shade 'Desert Rose' and I love it. So, I'm looking at investing in more shades from the range.
The shades that I'm interested in are:-
- Nude Pink
- Nectar
- Pretty Pink
- Pretty Coral
- Nude Peach

Mac Single Pan Eyeshadow
I'm currently working on building up a 15 pan eyeshadow palette, and this contains all neutral shades. So ideally I would love to finish building this palette up this year. 
The neutral shades that I would like to complete my palette are:-
- Charcoal Brown
- Crystal
- Goldmine
- All That Glitters
- Tempting or Brule

I also would like to complete a second 15 pan eyeshadow palette, but this time filled with more colourful shades.
The shades that I'm interested in for this palette are:-
- Beautiful Iris
- Aquadisiac
- Cranberry
- Electric Eel
- Gesso
- Swimming
- Moon's Reflection
- Parfait Amor
- Creme de Violet

Hourglass Cosmetics
I've had my eye on these few items for a good couple of months, and I would love to explore more from the Hourglass brand.
The items that I'm interested in are:-
- Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Whisper
- Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss in Canvas
- Ambient Lighting Blusher in Dim Infusion

Project 'Use It Up' - 2015 Goals

Hi everyone,

As you know I've decided to do Project 'Use It Up', which was inspired by Megsmakeup8 on YouTube, as well as doing a make up no-buy. The no-buy will happen from January through to March, and the second make up no-buy will happen from July through to September.

The months in which I am allowed to buy make up I will just just be buying from one brand in any given month. One example of this is that I would really like to own three more products from Hourglass, and so I pick a month were my budget would allow me to purchase these three items at the same time; and then that would be make up buy for the month.

There's also one foundation that I would like to use up this year, and its the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, as I've had it for around two years and I hardly ever use it. 

But during this year I am giving myself some breathing space, and this is that I can make online purchases through Sephora USA, as there's products that we can't hold of as easily here in the UK. The second exception is buying make up brushes throughout the year, if I choose to do so.

Another thing I'd like to add is that during the months I am allowed to buy make up, and once I've purchased everything on that particular brands wishlist, then that'll be it. I will be buying no more make up, as part of my make up collection; unless something needs replacing e.g) foundation, concealer. I'm also allwing myself to buying make up from the high street, just not as much of it.

I'm also trying to use skincare samples, and I've managed to use up quite a few so far.

Musical Goal for 2015

I started taking flute lessons back in October, and I'm nearly at the top end of Grade One. So, my goal for the flute this year is to either get to the top end of Grade Three, or at least aim for the half way point in Grade Three. The reason why I am setting myself this unusual target is because in Grade Three alone I have around twenty one individual scales to learn, as well as trying to play them 'by ear'.

NB) There is going to be another blog post going out today, as its something to do with my Project 'Use It Up'.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Product Empties - Feb 2015

Hi everyone,

It's time for another 'Product Empties', and there's a little bit more than usual in this post. Theres around three months worth of empty products, and I have no idea how I've gone through so many products.

Burt's Bees Citrus & Ginger Root Hand Soap

I've had this for a good few years, and it took ages to get through this. The scent is really citrusy, but it had a warmth from the ginger root. It left my hands super soft and pampered, and a little bit goes a long way. I may consider buying another bottle of this in the future.

Urban Decay De-Slick Make-Up Setting Spray

This is my best friend in regards to making my make-up stay on all day. I only brought the travel size bottle to try, and I ended up really liking it. So much so, that I now have the full size bottle already in use.

Toni & Guy Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray

I also brought a travel size bottle of this to try, as its quite expensive for a full size can. I think this has become my favourite hairspray, and I already have a full size bottle ready and waiting to be used. I don't use hairspray that often, but when I do its usually this one I reach for the most. Don't let the little size fool you, as this can lasted me ages.

The Body Shop Peppermint Foot Spray

Ah, the old faithful is back again in another empties post. This stuff works wonders on the feet after being stood all day. Its very cooling and soothing to the feet, and afterwards it feels as if your walking on a cloud. I already have another back up of this, and I will continue to repurchase.

L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Micellar Solution

This is only other brand of micellar water I've tried apart from Bioderma, and for a high street micellar water; its actually quite nice. I don't know whether or not its comparable to Bioderma, as its been a while since I last used it. But, I will consider buying it again in the future, but I have a few different micellar waters to try. But, it is nice to use and it didn't sting my eyes.

Korres Mint Shower Gel

This was the nicest of the Korres shower gels, which I brought back from Rhodes 18 months ago. It was minty, but it did have a a slight musky undertone; which is something I don't usually like. It also had a slight cooling effect on the skin. Even though I did enjoy this shower gel I won't be buying the showers gels from Korres again.

Bath & Body Works Golden Apricot Deep Cleansing Hand Soap

The scent of this is heavenly as its sweet and fruity at the same time, and the deep cleansing hand soaps are brilliant if your hands are need of a bit of TLC, as it has little exfoliating beads in it; which helps to get rid of any dry skin and it ever so slightly moisturises them at the same time. I'm aware that most people prefer the foaming hand soap that Bath & Body Works has to offer, but I prefer the deep cleansing variety; as its like a little pamper for my hands. I already have a couple of back ups ready and waiting to be used.

Impulse True Love Body Spray

The scent of this lovely, and I've gone through quite a few of these over the past year. I may repurchase it again in the future, but at the moment I'm using something else in place of Impulse True Love.

Holland & Barrett Vitamin C 500mg

I only occasionally take these, especially if I'm up super early in the morning. I use these mainly as I pick me up.

Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Moistuiser

This is one of the nicest moisturisers I've used, as its so cooling and refreshing once it goes on the skin. I used this morning and in the evening, and this little pot lasted me well over twelve months. It also has a lovely gel-creme formula, which my skin actually prefers. I would repurchase this again in the future, but I'm currently working through a few other moisturisers.

GlamGlow Original Face Mask

I love using this as my weekly face mask, and this little pot lasted me around around six months, and I will continue to repurchase this product. I've already started my second pot of this, and I also another back up waiting to be used after that.

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Body Creme

I got this as part of my birthday treat a few years back, and its taken me until now to finish it off. The body cremes from Jo Malone are really luxurious, and the English Pear & Freesia is one of my favourite scents, and I've it in a home candle and also as a fragrance.

Macadamia Oil Extract Shampoo & Conditioner
I think if I remember correctly I actually really enjoyed using these, as they left my hair really soft and silky. Also, because of the macadamia oil they left my hair feeling nourished.

Olay Essentials Wet Cleansing Cloths for Normal/ Combination Skin
At first I used to really enjoy using these, but now I just find them so-so. It's not a bad product, and they do the job just fine. Its just because I've found something that I like even more, so sadly I won't be repurchasing them again

Yankee Candle - Medium Jar in 'Red Apple Wreath'
I'm pleased to say that I have finished my first ever Yankee Candle, and this is lovely scent for Autumn & Winter. It smells of apples, a hint of cinnamon with just a touch of clove to give it a lovely warmth. I think it was the second time I lit the scent threw so much, that you could actually smell it from the top the stairs. I've already repurchased one of these for next Autumn & Winter, but this time in the large jar.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

My Fragrance Collection Part 3

Welcome to the third and final part of my fragrance collection blog series. I would again like to stress that I'm not bragging in anyway. I just thought it would be nice to show you what I've been collecting over the years.

DKNY Women
This is a very citrus fragrance, and it reminds me of lemons. I used to wear the fragrance quite a bit during my time at college. Sadly, it doesn't get used as much as it used to.
Notes: Daffodil, orchid, waterlily, blood orange, tomato leaf, vodka, birch, tulip

Lancome O d'Azur
This is a very light floral scent and its perfect to wear during the warmer seasons. I got this as at the time I really like the scent. I do like wearing it, but it just hasn't been worn in a while.
Notes: Roses, jasmine, lily of the valley, orris, ylang-ylang, bergamot, lemon, mandarin, petitgrain, basil, vetiver, sandel wood, oakmoss, musk, citrus, amber

Boss Orange for Her
This is a very citrusy fragrance, but it has a very sweet undertone. There's something about this fragrance that reminds me of sweets from my childhood; but I haven't been able to place it. It's still lovely to wear.
Notes: White flower notes, orange blossom, sweet apples, sandel wood, olive wood, vanilla

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl
This is a lovely fresh lemoney scent, and I used to wear during my years at high school. I don't wear it that often, but when I do it takes me back down memory lane.
Notes: Floral, heather

Victoria's Secret Pure Daydream
This is a gorgeous to wear all year round, even though its a very fruity, floral scent. It's also quite a fresh fragrance, and its nice to try if your on a budget; as it isn't that expensive.
Notes: Pink current & pearl orchid