Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Boots Haul - October 2015

Hi everyone,

I decided to go to Boots and do a bit of shopping to spend my birthday money, and this is what I chose to buy with my birthday money.

Emporio Armani Diamond Rose EDT 100ml

This wasn't the fragrance that I was originally going to get, but out of every fragrance I sampled I just keep on going to back to this one. This is lovely to wear during the Spring/ Summer months, as its light fragrance. Even though this is an EDT it does have a scent throw too it. 

Lee Stafford Double Blow Volumising Mousse
I decided to pick this up as I've been after a mousse since I got my hair cut, and I just needed something to add just a bit of volume at the roots. As my hair is natually quite flat at the roots, especially at the crown.

Soap & Glory Scrub your Nose In It AHA Facial Scrub
I picked this up to see if it would help around my nose, since it started to feel dry and tight again. So, I think I'm going to use as a nose mask, and see if it helps that way.

Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Nose Pore Strips

I thought I would give these a whirl since they is a lot of hype about nose strips at the moment. But, I didn't want to splash out and get the Biore nose strips; juse in case I didn't like them. Also, my nose is in need of a little extra TLC at the moment. So, I'm hoping that these will at least help it on its way to getting back to normal.

Boots Refreshing Cucumber Cleansing Wipes

I don't really use make up wipes to remove my make up anymore, as I now use cleansing oil. But, I thought these would come in handy for removing make up swatches and little clean ups.

L'Oreal Mega Gloss in Mafia (104)

I picked this up as I really liked the shade, and its very similar to my Buxom lip gloss in Hey Baby; but this is a little brighter. This is also in the cream formula.

L'Oreal Mega Gloss in For the Ladies (206)

This is in the dazzle formula, and it looks very similar to a well known NARS lipgloss shade. It also has bits of fine pink glitter running throught it.

L'Oreal False Lash Architect Waterproof Mascara

I really liked the shape of the brush for this mascara, as its really curved. In the past I haven't really got on with L'Oreal mascaras, but I'm willing to give this one a try.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Fragrance Review: Thierry Mugler Angel EDP

Hi everyone,

This is one of my favourite perfumes to wear during the Autumn/ Winter months, due to it having a strong scent throw.

I'm aware that the scent of Angel is an aquired taste, because you either love it or hate it, and I used to really dislike the scent of this when I was younger. But now that I'm older I can't get enough of it, especially in the colder months of the year, and it lasts all day on my skin.

Fragrance Notes
Top Notes: Bergamont, Helional
Heart Notes: Exotic fruits, Honey
Base Notes: Vanilla, Praline, Patchouli, Caramel

The scent of 'Angel' is even more gorgeous once the scent has died down a bit. It's also worth mentioning that when you first spray it you might come across a chocolate note, and that took me a while to get used to, as I'm not used to smelling chocolate in a fragrance.

Thierry Mugler's Angel is a delight to wear during the Autumn/ Winter months, as it makes you feel warm and cosy on the inside.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Products I Would Repurchase - Part Two

Hi everyone,

This is the second instalment of 'Products I Would Repurchase'. I'm going to do these posts when I feel that I have enough products that I would repurchase.

Alpha H Liquid Gold
This is the only chemical exfoliator I use, but I only use it every other week; as it can be quite harsh. I use this after toning my skin, as it works as an intensive overnight treatment.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (new formula)
This was one of the first serums that I ever used, and I love it. Not only does it get rid of redness, but it also helps to boost the skins moisture levels. The morning after using this my redness has more or less disappeared, and my skin is more radiant.

Moroccan Oil Light
I really enjoy using this at the ends of my hair, as it gives it a little added moisture, as well as making my hair feel silky smooth. It also has quite a nice scent.

Tony & Guy Firm Hold Hairspray
This is my go-to hairspray, and I've already worked my way through a travel sized can of this, as I didn't know at the time if I would like it. It also has a pleasant fragrance.

Trevor Sorbie Volume Leave-In Conditioner
This is a great leave-in conditioner if you would like to add some volume to the lengths of your hair. I like to use this after I have washed my hair, and once my hair has dried it leaves my hair feeling conditioned  with some added volume.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
This is what I really like to use if I want a 'no fuss' natural look. This palette also really suits my skin tone, as its a warm toned neutral palette. It's a simple palette to use, and all of the eyeshadows are matte, which makes it a great everyday palette.

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
I really like to use the Expert Face brush to apply my foundation, as it has a flat top. Due to its flat top it makes blending out foundation really easy. I already have another two in my brush collection ready to go.

Angel Perfume
This is my favourite fragrance to wear during the Autumn/ Winter months, due to it being a strong scent. But, once the fragrance has been on the skin a while it really is lovely. When I first purchased this fragrance it did take me a while to get used to it, but now I can't get enough of it.

Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne
I enjoy wearing this fragrance throughout the year, as it isn't your generic rose scent. The fragrance itself actually has a sweetness to it, which comes from the middle note of acacia honey. Also, the fragrance is formulated with a variety of roses from around the world.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Latest Skincare Additions

Hi everyone,

I've been on a bit of a skincare kick recently, and I would like to show you what I have purchased to add to my current skincare collection. A couple of the products I have used in the past, but it was during my teenage years. So, I decided to pick them up again, and see if they was as good as I remember them.

Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser

I decided to get this cleanser if my skin ever needs to 'get back to normal' if it ever decides to go through a funny phase. I really hope my skin takes to this cleanser, as I will be using it as a hot cloth cleanser, due to being a cleansing milk.

Elemis Balancing Lavender Toner
I thought this would be a great toner to add to my skincare collection, as it will help to balance out my skin when it needs it, as well as helping it to calm down and get back to its normal condition. Also, with it being lavender it will relax and calm me at the same time.

Dior Purifying Cleansing Milk for Normal/ Combination Skin
I used to use this cleanser when I was sixteen, and the one thing that I remember about this was the scent, as it was a really luxurious fragrance. I will be using this as a hot cloth cleanser, rather than placing it on a cotton pad and sweeping it all over my face; which it what I did when I advised on how to use it all those years ago. 

La Roche-Posey Serozinc
I've been using this instead of my usual toner, and I'm impressed. Within two weeks it helped to combat the few blemishes that I had at the time, and also tone down the oil on my nose. I think I may have to stock up on this.

Lush Ocean Salt
I wanted an exfoliator that was harsher than my current, and then I remembered about Lush's Ocean Salt. This was the first ever Lush product that I ever purchased back in my teens, and I remember I went through a few tubs of this at the time. I still have no idea why I stopped using this, as its brilliant. This gets the job done, but without being too harsh on the skin. It also has a lovely lemon/ lime fragrance.

Aesop Camomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque
I ended up picking this up mainly due to Estee at essiebutton featuring it in an empties video. I've only used this a few times, and I'm already noticing a difference in my skin, Even though this is an intensive face mask, its gentle on the skin at the same time. I only apply a thin layer of this to my T-zone, leave it on for 20 minutes and then remove it with a hot flannel. Afterwards, my skin is clean, clear and slightly moisturised. I think I actually prefer this face mask to the original Glamglow.

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

I got my friend to pick up a small tube of this while she was over in the US, as I wanted to see what all the fuss is about. I think this a gel formula, and that isn't something I usually go for, so it would be interesting to see how my skin reacts too it.

Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment
I have been wanting to try this since it first came out, but I couldn't justify the price. So, my friend picked this up for while over in the States. It has a lovely scent of coconut, which you can actually smell through the protective seal. I mainly want to use this as an overnight treatment, but you can also use this as a 20 minute face mask.

Pai Rosehip BioRegenate Oil
I got this to include in my current skincare routine, as my skin needed a little something extra. This contains the highest concentration of Rosehip oil on the market, and that was one of the main reasons why I brought it. After I have cleansed my face I apply a very small amount of this all over my face, as a little bit goes a long way due to being concentrated, and I then layer with the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, and that combination seems to being working very well at the moment.