Thursday, 7 February 2013

Barry M | Raspberry

Whenever I pop into Boots or Superdrug i can't resist buying a new nail varnish or two. Barry M have the most gorgeous range of colours and most of them are £2.99 each - bargain!

The newest addition to my Barry M collection is 'Raspberry'. It's a berry red colour, perfect for the colder months and is very quick drying. It also looks lovely underneath a glitter top coat. One coat gives a very dark pinky-red and with two coats a berry red.

I've had raspberry on my nails for three days now and small chips are only just starting to appear. For the price I think Barry M nail varnishs are amazing and can't wait to expand my collection.

What are your favourite Barry M nail polishes?


Sunday, 3 February 2013

My Favourite Face Mask

I first picked this face mask up a few months ago after reading a few good reviews about it, it definitely lived up to my expectations and I since have re-purchased twice.
I'm a bit sceptical about high street face masks as in the past I have found that some have dried my skin out and some I have noticed no difference whatsoever. However I'm very glad I found this one, it has improved my skin noticably since I've been using it and my pores are a lot less noticable than before.
I use this mask twice a week and leave it on for around 10-15 mins. The mask dries fairly quickly after application and unlike most masks doesnt crack when dried. It aims to draw excess oils that lead to breakouts out of the skin, and when drying small dark spots appear where this is happening which shows how well it works.
I've really enjoyed using this face mask and will be purchasing a few more Una Brennan bits soon.
Have you tried anything from the range?

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Lush Soft Coeur Massage Bar

I love a nice bath and for me a bath isn't complete without a few lush products. I had never tried a massage bar before and after having my eye on this during my last few ventures into lush, I finally decided to pick it up.

It contains:  honey, cocoa butter, shea butter, almond oil, sweet wild orange oil and bergamot oil to ake your skin super smooth and also smells like chcolate - the perfect combination!
I use this on damp skin when I've just got out of the bath or shower. It melts perfectly onto the skin and sinks in pretty quickly too. The chocolate smell stays on the skin for ages which i'm not complaining about.
I really enjoyed using this massage bar and will definitely be trying other ones, any reccomendations?

Topshop Dash Lip Glaze

Topshop Dash Lip Glaze £6
I love Topshop make up, the packaging is cute, the prices are good and so far I have enjoyed every product I have used.
I dont normally use lipglosses as I don't find the colour pays off well on my lips. Dash does show up on my lips and for the price I was very happy with it, it's not sticky and lasts pretty well. I either use it on its own or over a pale pink lipstick like Mac's Creme Cup.
What's your favouite Topshop make up items?

Monday, 28 January 2013

Rusk Deep Shine Oil

Rusk Deep Shine Oil  £13
Rusk Deep Shine Oil claims to "Smooth the hair cuticle and eliminate frizz". It is definitly the best hair oil I have ever used and over the last few months has transformed my hair from feeling like straw to being managable and soft. I use the oil on wet hair when drying it and again on dry hair, it doesn't leave my hair feeling greasy and absorbs almost instantly. When I run out I will definitly be repurchasing!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

January Favourites

Miss Dior Eau De Parfum: This is my favourite perfume ever! It smells absolutly amazing and the scent stays around all day, it's a really strong, fresh scent that isn't overpowering atall. I also love the bottle, it looks so pretty sat on my dressing table!

Topshop Nail Varnish - Panther: This is from Topshops Dark Side Of Nude collection. Panther is a clear polish with holographic and black particles in. I use this over nail polish and find it is long wearing aswell as adding a glitery finish.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation:  This is a long wearing foundation for normal to dry skin. It provides heavy coverage without making my dry patches stand out. I would compare this to Mac's Pro Longwear foundation and think it is just as good for under half the price!

Real Techniques Blush Brush: I own and love many Real Techniques brushes but this is one of my favourites. Most of the time i use this to apply powder to oily patches and find just the right amount of product is applied. This brush is really soft and feels lovely on the skin.

Mac Cockney Lipstick: Mac's lustre lipsticks are my least favourite formula but i love Cockney, although the staying power isnt great it gives a lovely glossy red colour.

Benefit They're Real Mascara: This mascara is amazing! makes my eyelashes look so long and thick without looking spidery. This is my third tube of this mascara and i will carry on re-purchasing.

What are your favourite beauty items this month?


Sunday, 20 January 2013

My New Make up Bag | Ted Baker

Ted Baker Wash Bag £25
I have always been a massive fan of Ted Bakers gorgeous bags and purses, and as I needed a new wash bag I decided to pick this one up. Its the Large Bow Washbag in Pink, and it's the perfect size to keep all my make up and a few skincare bits in for days where I'm away from home. It isn't to big to use as an everyday make up bag and it fits nicely in some of my bigger handbags.

Overall I think this is a beautiful wash bag and the quality definitely reflects the price!