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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Collective beauty haul

Evening all (is it evening? I don't even know, I'm getting ahead of myself and writing this up a few days in advance as I've been slacking so much recently). Get comfy, it's a big'un (Tehe)...... 

(Does this ^ not excite you)

No7 Beautiful Skin Wipes - £2 each with No7 Vouchers
Boots essential wipes - £1.50
Mini Sanctuary Illuminating Moisture Lotion SPF 15 - £2.99

Another mini Sanctuary product, the Body Moisture Spray (Ultimate time saver if it works) - £2.50
Dirty Works Coconut caress body wash (Sainsbury's) Was around £2-£3 But I'm unsure as it was on sale and i had my staff discount on it.
Hawaiian Tropic Protective Sun Lotion SPF 15 - £6.29

TRESemme Cleanse & Replenish 2 in 1 - £2.99
Colgate Max White One Mouthwash - £1.99 I think.
Boots Epsom Salts - £1.25
Listerine Total Care Clean mint mini mouthwash - FREE (The mini's were 3 for 2)
Nivea Sunshine essentials kit (Post to come) - £10.20
Yankee Candle Sampler in Mandarin Cranberry - £1.70

No7 Stay Perfect Nail Polishes in Jammy and Daisy Darling.
And the bag was a free gift for buying two cosmetic products, which included the Airbrush away primer 10ml, Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 10ml, Full sized high shine lip gloss with SPF 15 in Coral Kiss, Mini Extreme Length mascara (waterproof version) and finally a single eyeshadow with no colour name.

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer - £4.98 (Savers)
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair - £4.19 (Although this is a gift so not sure why I included it haha)
Collection Hot Looks Nail Polish in Bongo Beat - FREE when you spend £4 on Collection.
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling - On offer for £5.99 (Usually £7.99)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

DIY: Re use your glossy boxes ..

Hello my lovelies..
This is going to be another kinda DIY style post, hope you like it :)

I'm not going to lie, I'm quite the 'box whore' .. I just love storage and empty cardboard boxes etc, but It's starting to get a little crazy and it's my sisters birthday today so thought I'd show you how I finally got shot of one of these boxes without having just just throw it away (This obviously works with any box, but I seem to have a few of these empty Glossy Box postage boxes laying about.

Right, what you will need:

1. An empty box
2. Some kind of packaging material (The annoying shredded paper that comes in Glossy boxes)
3. Your chosen gifts.

Simply throw in the packaging material..

Then arrange your gifts how ever you like.. (I could of done with more shredded paper to keep it all how it is in the photo, as when she opened it, it was more of a lucky dip.. but that's always a fun idea too!)

The finished article.. yay! A big happy 22nd birthday to my sister!

(I do not mean to patronise anybody by the way, just thought I'd share..)

Thursday, 1 August 2013

July Empties

Afternoon, It's the 1st of August which means I'm on time for my empties this month (yay) 
I'm still having a few issues with this windows 8 melarky, I went to edit my photo's but only half of them are showing in the album I put them in but If I go straight to the album they're all there.. So confused. So excuse the mess of this post and slight lack of focus in the first photo.

I'm not going to try explain any of these, don't worry.
1. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDT -  One of my all time favourites. Repurchase? Yes.
2. Gucci by Gucci EDT - Used to quite like this, but come to realise It's slightly on the maturer side. Repurchase? Not right now.
3. Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb EDP - My other favourite, sadly it's a pricey perfume but there's reason behind that (GO SMELL IT!) Repurchase? Already have.

1. L'oreal Preference Hair dye - This was in my June Empties. Repurchase? Yes.
2. L'oreal preference condition (came with the dye) - Love love love this stuff, I've always been a massive fan of the conditioners that come with hair dye. Does the job and makes my hair super soft, I can't comment on the colour nourishing aspect as I never find my hair fades that much when I dye it. Repurchase? If it was available to buy on it's own then yes!

1. The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream - I'm not a big fan of shower creams in general, I'm more of a gel kinda gal. Despite the scent (my favourite in TBS) it didn't do anything for me, it barely lathered up so I gave up around half way and just started pouring it in my baths. Repurchase? No.
2. Thierry Mugler Alien Shower Gel - Again, I'm not a fan of bath/ body products that come with perfumes. Luckily this was only a sample, but at least I know I don't like TM's Alien now. This gel just smelt like they'd poured some of the concentrated purfume in and it was way too strong for me. Repurchase? No.
3. Superdrug Cranberry & Pomegranate Body Lotion - I have a whole review on this lovely stuff, which you can read here to save me rambling. Repurchase? If I could ever find it!
4. Superdrug Cranberry & Pomegranate Body Polish - This was not as much of a winner for me as the body lotion, the only 'scrubby particles' were seeds, which weren't very exfoliating at all. Repurchase? No.

1. Soap & Glory The Breakfast Scrub - Yummmm! I'd call this a medium exfoliant, it's not too limp but it's not harsh, and well it smells amazing (Not quite like breakfast though, don't let the name fool you).
2. Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter - I'm not sure the name quite suits on this, I wouldn't call it a body butter but neither would I call it a lotion.. it's somewhere inbetween. None the less, it's a beautiful product. Obviously being from S&G it smells divine! Which only makes me want to use it more to be honest. It's quite greasy though and does leave a slight 'residue'. Repurchase? Probably.
3. Boots essentials Cleansing Wipes (Fragrance free) - I bought these for when I went on holiday in May, I did bring a cleanser but I knew I'd be way too lazy to use it every day. They were okay, face wipes are face wipes aren't they? Although they did slightly irritate my eyes which sucks but I know I have pretty sensitive skin so I half expected it. Repurchase? As a quick fix, yes.
4. Garnier Wake me up Moisture Match - This one is targeted for dull skin, which I'd say I had.. but it didn't work for me as I also have oily skin and this felt so siliconey and greasy. Repurchase? No.

The last two I promise ..

1. Garnier Mineral Fresh 48 hour Anti Perspirant - This is absolutely the worst deo I've ever bought/ used. 48 hours my arse! I'm hardly a sweaty person, and it barely lasted an hour! I'm not saying I started smelling or anything, but if i'd used it in the current weather we have or to go to the gym .. I'd be very concious! I used most of it up just after I had evening showers or baths just to use it up. Ofiically I haven't fully used it, but I can't bare to look at it any longer! Repurchase? If you didn't know by what I just said, NO!
2. Avon aroma relax room and linen spray - All this is is a lavender scented spray (which apparently is meant to make you relax) I can't say it really does, it's quite an overpowering scent that would only keep me up to be honest. But it was nice as a room spray. Repurchase? Yes, already have.

 You know the drill, if you have an 'empties' post, leave me the link! It's my favourite kind of YouTube video/ blog post! Hope your all having a lovely day..

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