I’m a huge fan of the original 2000 calorie mascara, and max factor mascaras in general, so when I saw the new curl addict mascara being advertised I knew I had to try it out. It claims to ‘create outrageous volume’ while ‘lifting and curling lashes for a wide awake look’ which sounds perfect to someone with limp straight eyelashes.
It’s definitely a new favourite! It holds a curl perfectly and doesn’t flake or smudge all day long. I also don’t need my eyelash curler when using it as it does such a great job on its own.
It retails at £7.99
Have any of you tried it?
Jacket from Zara
Converse from Office
Jumper from Zara
Jeans from NewLook
Pinafore from Topshop
Dress from Topshop
Coat from Zara
What’s on your spring wishlist?
After what has seemed like the longest month my March Glossybox is finally here, and just like the last one it’s filled with five fantastic products I can’t wait to use!
The first product I saw was this sleek eye and cheek palette which I was very excited about as I’ve never tried out any sleek makeup before but have heard great things about it. I love all of the colours as they quite natural and perfect for everyday wear.
Next I saw the thisworks ‘in transit camera close up’ which is a mask, moisturiser and primer all in one and claims to hydrate skin leaving it dewy, plump and perfectly prepped for flawless makeup application. I’m sure it will live up to my expectations as I’ve never been let down by a thisworks product before.
A sample size of the F&R ‘Hydra-Activ smart nutrient day cream’ was also included and is supposed to deliver long lasting hydration and radiance with vitamins A,C and E. I’m looking forward to using this as my skin has been very dry and dull lately.
This 30ml sample of Swarskopfs ‘BC oil miracle brazilnut pulp treatment’ is for nourishing and moisturising hair whilst removing impurities. My hair has been really dry and limp over the last few months so I can’t wait to give it a go.
Lastly I received this eye cream from Oolution which is 100% natural and contains ingredients which stimulate collagen synthesis. This means you’re left with bright under eyes and reduced wrinkles, obviously I don’t have any wrinkles at 21 however it will help to prevent them!
Have you tried out any of these products?
Doing your nails at home doesn’t have to be a chore and can save you a fortune!
Follow these 5 steps to the perfect at home manicure.
What you will need:
Nail varnish remover
A nail file
Your favourite nail varnish
A clear nail varnish
Step 1: Remove any old nail varnish
Take off any nail varnish you already have on so that you’re starting with a clean smooth base, meaning a neater manicure.
Step 2: File your nails
Shape your nails in whatever way you prefer, I usually do round as I find it suits me best.
Step 3: Apply a base coat
Applying a base coat is such an important step as it prevents your nails from staining and evens out the texture so your colour goes on better.
Step 4: Colour
Apply two thin coats of varnish for best results and quicker drying. This is my favourite nail varnish at the moment, its in the colour ‘mink’ from M&S.
Step 5: Topcoat
Apply a topcoat to ensure your nails are shiny and help them to stay chip free for longer.
What’s your favourite nail varnish?
I received my first ever glossy box a couple of days ago and was pleasantly surprised. It came gorgeously packaged in this ‘LOVE’ box to celebrate valentines day and contained five lovely products, four of which were full size. I can’t wait to try them all out!
The first item I pulled out was this L’eau de rose perfume by Jeanne Arthes which smells divine, i’m usually not a huge fan of rose scents as they’re overpowering but this one is really light and girly. It’s also perfect handbag size so you can have a spritz when you need a boost throughout the day.
The second product that I saw was this Ciate nail varnish in ‘fade to greige’. I’m definitely going to be using this, I love this kind of colour on pale skin it’s so flattering.
This Garnier ultimate blends intense care hair mask could not have arrived at a better time, my hair has been so dry since getting it dyed. It’s also a great sized sample and could last for a couple of uses.
The box also contained this mineral-rich volcanic face mask enriched with anti-aging ingredients which helps to cleanse and purify the skin. It’s going to be great for removing all of the dirt and grime off my face at the end of the day and leave it smooth and clear.
This lipstick from MDM flow in the shade ‘Bossy’ lasts all day on the lips as the semi-matte formula gives you the matte look without the cracked, dry lips – love it!
Have you tried out any of these products?
I was digging around in Boot’s reduced Christmas gift section at the weekend and came across this Woodwick candle in the scent ‘cinnamon chai’ for just £5 instead of £18.99. I’ve been wanting to try out one of these candles for years and thought this was the perfect opportunity since it was such a bargain.
It’s been lit constantly since as it smells lovely and the crackling sound it makes is so relaxing, especially when you’re reading.
Have any of you tried a Woodwick candle?
I’ve written quite a few skincare routine posts over the past couple of years however I tend to change what I use from one season to the next. My skin has been particularly problematic lately as it’s somehow managing to be dry as well as oily which is definitely not something that I’m used to.
I’ve been trying a lot of new products, most of which are extremely affordable, so I thought that I’d share my favourites with you in case your skin is suffering in the cold weather too.
To cleanse my skin i’ve been loving the Neutrogena visibly clear pink grapefruit face scrub, it leaves my skin feeling clear and healthy and smells delicious. It lightly exfoliates too which helps to banish any blackheads and dry patches.
It retails at around £4 however Boots have a 2 for £5 offer on at the moment.
For toner I’m using Pixi’s glow tonic which helps to smooth my skin and reduce blemishes. It also has 5% glycolic acid which exfoliates and banishes blackheads.
It retails at £18 for 250ml which is quite pricey but totally worth it for the results it gives.
Neutrogena’s visibly clear oil free pink grapefruit has been the moisturiser I’ve been using over the past month or so, it leaves my skin feeling hydrated without looking greasy and is the perfect base for makeup.
It retails at around £5 but again there is a 2 for £5 offer on at boots.
For eye cream I use the Boots essentials cucumber eye gel which is lovely as it cools the eye area and reduces any puffiness.
It retails at £1.50 which is an absolute bargain!
Whats are your favourite skincare products?
With 2016 coming to an end I thought that I would share with you some of the products I’ve been loving this year.
Pixi Glow Tonic
I discovered this toner in October and have been using it every day since. My skin feels smoother and there is definitely a reduction in blemishes which I think is down to the 5% glycolic acid; it also does wonders for blackheads.
It retails at around £18 for 250ml
Boot’s tea tree and witch hazel charcoal face mask
I use this mask twice a week as it helps to diminish spots and is an absolute bargain at £3.89 for 50ml.
Maybelline 24 hour setting spray
Finding this setting spray has seriously changed my life, it locks my makeup in place meaning it looks just as good at 5pm as it did when I applied it at 6am.
It retails at £6.99
What have you been loving this year?
This sequin bomber jacket really dresses up this plain outfit and makes it perfect for the holiday season.
Jacket from Primark
Dress from Miss Selfridge
Shoes from H&M
Necklace from H&M
Ring from Pandora
Stuck on what to get for Mum this christmas? Here’s a few gift ideas she will love.
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
The perfect way to give your mum a little bit of luxury! This limited edition sweet orange and clove scent is divine and comes in a gorgeous box with 2 muslin cloths, making it look extra special.
Retails at £22.75
Pyjamas are a great gift to recieve at christmas time and you can get some lovely ones no matter what your budget is, these satin floral ones from M&S are definitely on my wish list and i know my mum would love to receive them.
They retail at £35
A dainty silver bracelet will suit pretty much everyone’s style and is a perfect present to give to your mum. This one is from debenhams but there are lots of other options around depending on how much you have to spend.
It retails at £35
What are you getting for your mum this Christmas?