Tuesday, 31 July 2012

VIDEO: July Favourites

Hi this is just my July Favourites video with the products I've been loving this month.

Featuring: MAC, Rimmel, Topshop, Boujour and more!

I forgot the Topshop blush in this picture, oops!



I hope you enjoyed watching my video!

I would love to hear if you have tried some of these products?

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Topshop blushes

Hello! I hope you have all been loving this sunshine as much as me, although it isn't as great today. I have been really enjoying making the most of it with shopping trips and picnics!

The post I am bringing to you today is long over due as I have been using this product for a long time now. I do prefer to give it a long while before I make my mind up about something though because opinions can easily change.

The Topshop makeup range is vast becoming one of my favourite ranges. I love the cute white polka dot packaging as it's so unique and stylish and I think it's really reasonably priced. I have a few of their lipsticks and now I am a Topshop blush convert. 

On the website they are described as, 

'Lightweight cream to powder blush that melts into the skin giving a natural luminous, radiant finish.'

This is definately the best way to describe the blushers because they are like nothing else I have ever tried. They really are light and between a cream and a powder. 


I got the blush in Neon Rose as I personally prefer a darker pink/red because I think it suits my complexion the most. The other shades in the collection are Prime Time (which is a bright pink), Head Over Heels (a coral) and Flush (which is a much darker red). I love the names and I love the different range of colours. I am keen to add Head Over Heels to my collection.

Topshop blush, Neon Rose, £6

I do apologise for the lack of real photographs but unfortunately my blusher is not in the best condition for inspection. The one downfall I find with the blushers is they seem to attract fluff (which I have no idea why). It's not just me because my friend Megan from Meg's Budget Boutique has a similar problem. 

I think at £6 and £5.40 with student discount is an amazingly good price for such a lovely product. As I have said I have had mine for months now and I can hardly see a dent in the blush. Because it is so pigmented, it goes a long way. I find the best way to apply the blush is with my Real Techniques stippling brush because you literally only need to dab about once into the blush to get the desired effect.

I hope you liked my insight into the Topshop blushes. Have any of you tried them?






Thursday, 26 July 2012

Tresemme Liquid Gold Oil

After mistreating my hair for years with heat tools, dye and bleach, it's no surprise that my hair isn't in the best condition anymore. To be honest it still isn't AWFUL; I haven't got extremely bad split ends and I don't think it looks overly dry to other people (I hope). This might be down to the fact that I have used Tresemme's Heat Defense Styling spray as part of my daily hair routine for years, which I have found to prevent split ends pretty well.

Although my hair isn't too tragic, it doesn't feel too great to the touch and it could be in better condition. This is when today's reviewee comes in...'Tresemme Liquid Gold Argan Oil Infused Perfecting Hair Treatment'. I had heard a few great things about this drugstore product so I couldn't wait to try it when it was released in shops.

I have to say that I am slightly disappointed to be honest. Obviously everyone raves about the infamous Morrocon Oil but with my measly budget I can't afford to spend that much money on hair oil. This is when I decided to part with £6.99 and buy this Tresemme Oil.



Tresemme Liquid Gold oil, £6.99, Boots

So it claims to:

"provide the ultimate salon indulgence to instantly transform your hair. A true versatile essential to perfect its condition and manageability, helping to make styling effortless.

The lightweight, luxurious formula is instantly absorbed to help nourish and reduce frizz. Infused with natural antioxidants of argan oil, your hair will feel velvety soft, with the radiant shine of beautifully, healthy hair."

I love the packaging, it's pretty simple but quite classy and the oil smells amazing but I found it very runny and almost hard to work with (hence many spillages on my bed, doh!)

I have been using it now and again and I haven't felt or seen much difference to be honest. Maybe I should be using it everyday but I feel a product like this should work much faster than this.

Overall I am pretty disappointed but I won't bin it because it's got a lovely smell and it's not doing my hair any harm so I might aswell carry on using it. Now I really want to try VO5 Hot Oil Shower Works Moisture Soak because I have heard some good things and the price tag is quite appealing at £4.29. I like the idea that I can use it in the shower aswell because I can leave it in whilst I carry on with my shower, rather than it having to be an extra chore.  

Have any of you tried the Tresemme or VO5? I would love to know..

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

many ways to wear a bralet...

So bralets are very 'in' at the moment and I was lucky to get mine from the New Look sale for only £10. Sometimes I find it hard to know how to wear things so I thought I would do this post to help myself and to show you how I can wear my bralet.

This is my bralet...


I chose a pretty long one just because my stomach is not my best bit and I didn't fancy having a roll hanging out below!

Here's just a few ways to wear a bralet...


going out.

Skirt: Topshop
Belt: Primark
Boots: ASOS
out for dinner.

Sandles: Primark
Skirt: Topshop
Belt: Primark
a sunny day out.

Shorts: Forever 21
Flatforms: River Island
shopping trip.

Jacket: Dorothy Perkins
Jeans: Topshop
Flatforms: River Island

I'm not 100% about some of these because I'm a bit more exposed than I would normally like to be but I see blogging as experimenting; it's a way of me knowing what looks good and what doesn't.

I hoped you enjoyed this post and liked my looks.

Have any of you fallen for the bralet trend?



Monday, 9 July 2012

bargain brands

I'm going to start today's post by being honest when I say I would love to have a bank balance where I could buy a lot of expensive makeup, but through buying the cheaper brands, I have learnt what's worth spending more money and what isn't. I think it's good to have a mixture of luxurious brands and bargain brands.

Today I'm going to show you three lipsticks from the Natural Collection which is only available in Boots. I had been very sceptical about the pigmentation of these lipsticks but when I tried my friends' ones I realised that they are really good for a ridiculous price tag of £1.99.

I went for Cranberry, Rose Bud and Raspberry which are very pretty colours. There are more to choose from and since getting these three I have also purchased Rose Petal which is a very nice nude shade. At the moment Natural Collection are doing a three for £5 so you could get three lipsticks for £5!



Cranberry, Rose Bud, Raspberry


I hope my pictures aren't too dark. As you can see, the pigmentation is pretty impressive for such a small price tag. Although they don't have an amazing shade range, some of them are definately keepers so go take a look!



I finally have my laptop working thanks to my clever boyfriend so I can blog a lot quicker and easier again. My friends are home from uni at the moment so I've been none stop busy lately. I do love being busy but I'm loving tonight's blogging and pampering night!

I hope you are all alright and having a good week so far. I would love to know if any of you have tried the Natural Collection lipsticks?





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