Saturday, 30 November 2013

December Wishlist



1. Bourjois Exclusif Blusher - Boots £7.99
2. Bombardino Bathbomb - Lush £2.50
3. Snow Fairy Sparkle Bar - Lush £4.95
4. Benefit Sugarbomb Blusher - Debenhams £23.50

1. I love a good "personalised" beauty product. The idea behind this is that it reacts to the pH levels and the shade turns to your perfect shade. It is a cream to powder formula which Bourjois do so well. *hint hint Santa*

2. Look at that face! I love all of the Lush Christmas offerings this year and I can't wait to try this little fella.

3. I have only tried a couple of massage bars from Lush, and I love the look of this little fairy. Snow Fairy is one of my favourite Lush scents and you can't beat a good sparkle.

4. Since being addicted to my Hervana blusher, I think Sugarbomb could be a welcome edition to my collection. I like blushes where you combine the colours together for a pop on the cheeks.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Rouge Bunny Rouge Lipgloss - Uncaged Tigress | Review and Swatches #BBBBeautyBox II


So, I made myself late for work one morning so I could order the BBB Beauty Box II, which if you are unfamiliar is Jane's Beauty Box, this is the second one that has been released so hopefully there will be more. 

Here is a peep of what is in the box:

Today I will be talking about the Rouge Bunny Rouge lipgloss that was included, in the shade Uncaged Tigress.

I will say straight off that I am not a huge lipgloss lover, my hair sticks to them and I am generally not ladylike enough to pull them off.

How gorgeous is the colour, perfect for the colder months. The colour isn't as bold on the lips as in the tube, it is such a wearable shade.

This lipgloss applies like a dream and doesn't feel overly sticky or heavy on the lips. Uncaged Tigress is available from here for £19.22 which is quite expensive for a lipgloss in my opinion, but I do love it which has totally suprised me.

Have you tried anything from Rouge Bunny Rouge?

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Barry M Limited Edition Summer Nail Paint in Pink | Review and Swatches


I know what you're thinking, a Summer nail varnish when it's December next week. I don't tend to stick to seasonal trends, I just wear what makes me happy, and what better way than a pop of pink to brighten up the grey dreary days eh?

I received this as a free gift from Boots as part of an offer and I was a bit unsure at first, I'm not really a neon pink kinda girl. I popped it on my toes at first to give it a whirl, and was quite surprised to find that it dried to a matte finish. It says nowhere on the bottle/website that it is matte so that was a pleasant find.

I used three coats to cover my nails in the above image, but two would have done fine. The dry time is really fast and it doesn't streak on application. This lasts a standard 5 days on me. For £3.99 I think that this is a great polish.

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Sunday, 24 November 2013

The Weekly Ramble #29


The weekly face:
This week I started my IT classes at college, it's quite worrying when you know more than the tutor. He has already put me in for my exam for early December. Fingers crossed!

On Thursday I took Karl to the vets for his teeth done (again), and he is recovering nicely, although he is being a bit more clingy than usual.

On Friday we ventured to Ikea, my god it was like a zoo. Normally I love Ikea but screaming kids totally don't do it for me. We did end up with a new family addition though, Basil the Badger.

I have also finished my #bloggersecretsanta box and will be posting it this week - I really hope that she loves it.

Hope you have had a good one!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Lush - Snowman Bathbomb


Winter is well and truly on its way, I can't believe I am driving home in the dark already!

I love a nice hot bubblebath at any time of the year, but especially during the colder months, there is something so comforting about just chilling for an hour (or two!) in a lovely bath.

This little fella was picked up for my by my wonderful Mumma and I couldn't wait to use him. As mentioned on the label, he smells like the Butterball bathbomb. He was quite a slow fizzer and not overpowering scent wise. The scent was relaxing and calming and as the bomb contains oil, made my skin feel lovely and soft. The water turned a pale pink after he had fizzed out, so no scrubbing the bath after you are done!

For £2.50 I think this is a great little stocking filler that would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Empties #3


Is it just me that finds it satisfying to completely use up a product? The latest five are:
  • Liz Earle - Cleanse and Polish
  • Caudalie - Beauty Elixir
  • Bioderma - Sebium H2O micelle solution
  • Nina Ricci - Les Belles de Ricci - Liberty Fizz perfume
  • Avon - Eternal Magic perfume

Eternal Magic perfume: I mainly just used this for going to work when I didn't want to use one of my more expensive perfumes. It was light and inoffensive but not particularly long wearing, but what do you expect for under £10?
Repurchase: possibly, although I think this has been discontinued.

Les Belles de Ricci Liberty Fizz perfume: I am so sad to see this run out, it has been my favourite perfume since being about 12, and they don't make it any more. I actually wore this on my wedding day I love it that much.
Repurchase: definitely.

Sebium H20 micelle solution: I never thought I would manage to use 500ml of makeup remover, how wrong I was. This is very gentle for a first cleanse and doesn't sting the eyes. Full review here.
Repurchase: probably, although I fancy seeing what other micelle solutions are out there.

Beauty Elixir: It took me a while to really "get" this, as using it throughout the day really did nothing for me. I used as a toner and found that it made my skin feel really fresh and lovely. Full review here.
Repurchase: unlikely, purely because of the price. 

Cleanse and Polish: I use this as my morning cleanse, and it feels very soothing and calming on my skin. I find that it helps to clear up any spots by using this with a muslin cloth or a flannel. Full review here.
Repurchase: already have!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

The Weekly Ramble #28


The weekly face:
It feels like all I have done this week is go to work! On Friday we did a couple of fundraisers for Children in Need and raised over £140, which isn't bad for a couple of small offices. I made cookies which went down a treat.

I also managed to get my hands on two Alkaline Trio tickets for next April. All my favourite bands are touring at the moment, I feel 14 again.

Yesterday I dropped my car in for a service, so it has been quite an expensive week unfortunately.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Superfacialist by Una Brennan | Tea Flower Deep Clean Pore Purifying Clay Mask


Wow, what a mouthful for a title.

My skin has been playing up so much recently, with the weather changing and I'm just having a generally stressful time at the moment, so I did what any normal girl does, scoured the aisles of Boots until I found something to help.

I do normally use the REN Clearcalm3 mask but as it has ran out and is quite expensive, I decided to get this instead.

I haven't heard of Una Brennan before, and picked this purely on its ingredient list as opposed to blogger hype and fancy packaging.

The back of it reads:

"Clear your skin of dirt, excessive oils and toxins which lead to breakouts with this Pore Purifying Clay Mask. It contains Salicylic Acid, proven to help unclog congested skin, and oil-absorbing Dead Sea Mud rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron for the perfect facial detox at home. Avocado oil rich in vitamins A, D and E with Acacia Honey further help skin rebalance itself to reveal a clearer, refreshed looking complexion."

The directions state to use once or twice a week for 5 minutes and then remove with warm water.

Upon application it feels like any other clay based mask but the smell is lovely and fresh which is a nice change from others that I have used in the past. Once it is on your face you can really feel it working, it doesn't tingle as such but you can feel something going on.

After two applications my skin looks so much clearer and for £8.99 (currently on offer at £5.99) it is worth investing in.

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick - In Love With Ginger | Review and Swatches


First off to clear up some confusion, this is listed on Rimmel's website as "In Love With A Ginger" but on the actual packaging it is just "In Love With Ginger". This confused me loads when trying to google it, I kept getting bizarre Ron Weasley fan sites popping up. I'm not even joking.

Anyhoo, onto the actual lipstick. I bought this because I wanted an orange toned red that wasn't too orange, and I have been impressed with other Rimmel lipsticks.

This is the first of the moisture renew range that I have tried and I am impressed, the formula feels very soft and hydrating on the lips, but not as soft as a Revlon lip butter I would say.

The colour does tend to cling to dry patches so make sure you have prepped properly first as it makes a huge difference. The main problem with this is that the "fragrance" is really synthetic and not pleasant.

Pros: gorgeous colour, moisturising, reasonable price (£6.49), 20 available shades
Cons: the smell

Have you tried any of the Moisture Renew range?
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Sunday, 10 November 2013

The Weekly Ramble #27


The weekly face:

Yet another busy week! This week I have handed in my second to last assignment on my NVQ level 3 so hopefully will be done for Christmas.

I also received my BBBBB box (is that too many Bs?) on Friday, I can't wait to start using all of the goodies! Karl has already claimed the little stocking though.

So, after working 6 days, I think today shall be a day of relaxing!

Hope you have had a good one!


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Bathery - Sweet Pea Bathbomb


My name is Kayleigh and I'm a bath-a-holic.

I am a regular attendee of Treacle Market in Macclesfield and on one such day we ambled down a cobbled street following our noses.

Upon entering Bathery, you are hit with lots of lovely different fragrances. I had a good mooch around and eventually settled on the Sweet Pea bathbomb.

It was quite a slow fizzer when I dropped it into my bath, and the scent was not overpowering. It smells exactly like sweet pea flowers, not synthetic smelling at all. 

I would say that this is more sophisticated than other bath bombs I have used so would be perfect as a stocking filler for a mum or grandma. I thoroughly enjoyed using it and for £2 I don't think you can go wrong.

Bathery stock a whole selection of soaps and bathbombs, if you fancy taking a peep at their website.

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Lush - Snow Fairy Shower Gel


I can't believe we are in November already, it will soon be Christmas hohoho! Yes, I am one of those people.

Today I will be sharing something that always gets me in a festive mood, Snow Fairy from Lush.

My Mum actually picked this up for me a couple of weeks a go, what a good egg. They have changed the packaging this year to the pink label, I personally think it looked better with the classic Lush black and white but that is my only complaint.

Now, this is possibly the most sickly sweet concoction I have ever used, I love it. It smells of candyfloss, bubblegum and pear drops. When you squeeze it out it is shimmery and iridescent, as it has glitter particles suspended in the formula, but once you've rinsed off it goes so you won't resemble a discoball (unfortunately).

The 250g bottle is £6.85 and lasts a long time with one person using it. I seem to have a bit of a Snow Fairy thief in my house though, James I am looking at you. As it is Vegan friendly it is suitable for everybody!

What is your favourite Christmas offering from Lush this year?

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Sunday, 3 November 2013

The Weekly Ramble #26


The weekly face:

This week has absolutely flown, we did a little bit of Christmas shopping on Monday, my friend gave me the vague request of "face stuff" which was fun trying to interpret.

On Wednesday we went to Chiquitos for date night. We try to go out on or around payday and have some "us time". I'm as guilty as anybody for ignoring James and playing on my phone once getting home from work so this gives me an excuse to get dolled up for something. Next month we are hoping to go to Chester Zoo!

Thursday, of course, was Halloween. I'm not really one for going to parties and whatnot so we stayed home, watched The Crow and waited for the trick or treaters to arrive. Seeing as not a single one came we managed to eat a considerable amount of Maoam.

On Saturday I helped out in my mums shop, which is quite tiring as it is non stop as people are starting to buy their Christmas things. 

Today I am off to La Tasca with my friend Rachel, we always end up eating to much and then spending too much in the Trafford Centre. Oops.

Hope you have had a lovely week!