Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Beauty Haul

 Hi everyone,

Welcome to another beauty haul. Some products within this haul are repurchases, and some that are completely new.

Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream
I've heard nothing but great things about the Rose Ceramide Cream from Pixi, so I thought that I would try it out. It has a lovely lightweight gel texture, and from when I was trying it out on the back on hand it seemed very hydrating. It also has a mild rise fragrance.

Pixi Overnight Glow Serum
I've decided to repurchase the Overnight Glow Serum from Pixi, as my current one from REN isn't too far from being finished. I really enjoyed using this as part of my Sunday skincare routine the first time round, so I'm hoping that I enjoy using just as much this time when I roll it back into my skincare routine.

Rituals 'The Ritual of Nameste' Cleansing Oil
I have been on the look out for a new cleansing oil for quite a while, and I haven't been able to find anything until now. The Rituals cleansing oil has a lovely aromatherapy scent to it, which gives it a luxurious feel; which is something that Clinique cleansing oil doesn't have. I'm hoping this will be just as effective as the Clinique one. Also, this turns into a milky consistency once it has been activated with water.

Rituals 'The Ritual of Karma' 24hr Anti-Perspirant
I don't usually buy luxury deodorants, but this is an exception as its from one of my favourite ranges that Rituals has, which is the 'Ritual of Karma'. I'm looking forward to seeing how this performs to what I usually buy.

Andalou Naturals Meyer Lemon + C Creamy Cleanser
I've always wanted to try Andalou Naturals, but I've never got around to buying anything from that brand until now. This cleanser has a lovely citrus scent, and its also a cream cleanser that is most effective when used with water to activate it. I'm looking forward to having it in my skincare routine, but I'm not too sure which routine to have it in.

Batiste 'Bare' Dry Shampoo
This dry shampoo from Batiste sounds like something I would enjoy using, as its meant to be a more lightweight dry shampoo from their usual dry shampoo range.

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
I'm currently using this as part of my evening skincare routine, and I'm about half way through my current one. So, I have decided to repurchase another one to have ready to go for when this one runs out. I really love how hydrating this eye cream is once it has sunk into the skin.

Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil
This is one of my favourite products from Dr Botanicals that I use. I actually found this sitting on the shelf in TK Maxx, so I decided to pick it up there and then. This is only a little 15ml travel size, but it will still last me a good few months once I start using it.

H&M Cream Lipstick in 'Rose Goals'
I've been wanting to try the cream lipstick formula from H&M for a while, but I could never find an H&M that stocked their own make up. The only store near to me that stocks their own make up line is in Manchester on Market Street. I decided on the shade 'Rose Goals', as it they only one that they had in stock that appealed to me at the time.

That's the end of my beauty haul for this month. Apart from the Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment and the H&M Creamy lipstick that I was planning on picking up the rest of the haul wasn't actually planned - it just happened.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Review: Superdrug B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads

Hi everyone,

I have just recently started to use the Superdrug B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads as part of my Saturday skincare routine.

The Superdrug B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads are great for if you are looking to introduce glycolic acid into your skincare routine but you are on a budget.

These pads contain a mixture of glycolic acid, fruit acids and Aloe Vera.

The fruit acids that are contained within these pads are :-
- Bilberry fruit extract
- Sugar cane extract
- Sugar maple extract
- Orange fruit extract
- Lemon fruit extract

These pads help to cleanse the skin and remove any dead skin cells, aswell as a brighter, smoother and clearer complexion.

These pads contain a small amount of glycolic acid, but you still get a mild tingle after you have used them. I have found that I have to use two pads to do my face, and to get that mild tingling sensation; and this could be because I'm used to using stronger glycolic acids and my skin has adapted to this overtime.

These could be a good placer to start if you are looking to introduce glycolic acid into your skincare routine, and you may not have used glycolic acid before. Because this contains only a small amount of glycolic acid as well as a blend of fruit acids your skin will be able to adapt to this over time. If you enjoy having glycolic acid in your skincare routine after trying these out, and you want to progress onto something stronger then you can if you want to.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Fragrance Empties

Hi everyone,

It's time for some fragrance empties, and I know that I don't do these that often on here as it depends on how often I use up a fragrance.

Avon Little Lace Dress EDP 50m
This is a lovely scent to wear during the colder months of the year, and it also has an excellent lasting power. I've already used up a purse spray of this scent in the past, and I received quite a number of compliments when I was wearing it.

Avon Scent Excellence in 'Passion Fruit' & 'Fruity'
These are lovely little fragrances that are brilliant if you are looking for a fragrance on a budget. The 'Passion Fruit' fragrance is quite sweet, where as the 'Fruity' fragrance reminds me of an Escada fragrance that I owned years ago.

Ghost Enchanted 50ml
This is one fragrance which I enjoyed using at first, but towards the end I just got tired of wearing it. It is a light fragrance, and it does have staying power.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream EDT 30ml
This is a lovely fragrance to wear during the spring/ summer months, as its quite light. I also have this in a rollerball, but the spray bottle is so much better as I got a better scent from it.

Paco Rabane Lady Million EDP Purse Spray
This is a lovely warm fragrance that is more suited to the colder months of the year. Even though this is a purse spray it took me a good while to use this up, as a little went a very way and it also had excellent staying power. I've also got this in an 80ml bottle, which I purchased last year for my birthday as I enjoyed wearing this fragrance a lot.

Fresh Sugar Lychee Rollerball
This is a lovely light, but sweet fragrance that I really enjoyed wearing. The only thing that I have found with the Fresh rollerball fragrances is that quite a lot of the product comes out at once, but it doesn't leak. Gorgeous fragrance, and I also have this in a 30ml bottle as a back up.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Erin Condren Haul

Hi everyone,

I have recently made my first ever order with Erin Condren, as I was really interested in one of their planners. I've always really liked the look of Erin Condren planners and accessories due to how colourful they are, and I really like the current Kaleidoscope theme.

Kaleidoscope Deluxe Monthly Planner

I have decided to get the deluxe monthly planner in the colourful design, and I wanted to get this planner as my 2020 music planner as it seems to be the ideal planner which suits the way I use my current large Kikki K ring bound planner. I have got the planner with a January start, and also with the additional 80 lined pages at the back as these will be used to keep a record of my detailed flute practice. I've also got the planner in the standard 7x9 size.

Kaleidoscope Coiled Notebook
I've decided to get one of the coiled notebooks just in case I haven't got enough pages in the back of my deluxe monthly planner.

Painted Petals Interchangeable Cover
This is another one of my favourite designs from Erin Condren, so I decided to get as an interchangeable cover. I think this design originally came out around 2016/ 2017.

Kaleidoscope Sticky Notes
I couldn't pass up these sticky notes, due to how colourful they are. I also like the variety of shapes and sizes that you get within this pack of sticky notes. I'm really looking forward to using these to help me to roughly set up my deluxe monthly.

Mini Snap In Bookmarks
I adore these snap in bookmarks due to how small they are. I decided to get both of the latest designs, as I really like the Kaleidoscope theme. The apple theme came out along with the latest launch of the teacher planners.

Referral Link

Please feel free to use the above the link to save yourself $10 off your first Erin Condren order, but just to let you that I will receive $10 referral credit. This isn't a sponsored post, as I have purchased everything with my own money. The above link was given to me once I signed up to using Erin Condren.

I'm really looking forward to using my deluxe monthly planner next year, as my music planner along with all of the accessories. Everything I have received looks a lot brighter and more colourful in person than YouTube, and I'm also really impressed with the paper quality as its really thick.