Round Two-Fight!

Morning everyone!
You might be wondering where I’ve been as it’s been a few weeks so, I decided that the best way to tell you was through a video. It’s quite long, I warn you now! 

Hope you’re all fabulous!

Xxx

Oh My Gosh I’m Finally Using Micellar Water! 

…and it hates my skin 😦

Guys, I am so upset by this *sigh*

So, I got Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water in a 3 for 2 deal with Sarah (yep, I hang out with her A LOT) and her sister at Boots and I was so excited to try this. I had heard the most glorious things about this.

After a day of full makeup, I reached for the cotton pads and began to generously pour the water on, gently rubbing away my layers.

I studied the pads to find the makeup and I smiled- this truly did what it said it would!

I was over the moon- finally a quick solution to taking off the makeup. I used it the next morning and the following night and it was then when I noticed my skin.

Oh my goodness what had happened to my skin.

I was covered in spots, tiny spots around my nose, big zits on my forehead and cheeks, red skin which looked sore. Of course it had to be this holy grail beauty product.

I sighed in annoyance.

I had just started to clear my skin up from a bad breakout from a overly exfoliating face mask. What was going on here?!

Luckily, my spots seemed to have cleared up after a week and I have fabulous skin again. I had to use a lot of tea tree oil and lavender though.

I’m not sure what happened here, has anyone else had this problem? Are there any other uses for this water since I’ve now paid for it haha!

xxx

New Look Jewellery Haul- No, I Didn’t Need Them

Heyyyy!

I went into New Look.

It was just an innocent mooch I promise! However, when I saw Buy One Get One Free on all jewellery and hair accessories I kind of had to have something.

I know, I’m trying to save but look how prettyyyyy!   

I love that I could get all of these pairs for £3.99! What a bargain 😮

I really like the little studs and think that they’ll just be great for everyday, giving a bit of a casual feel to my outfits. I also think they could grunge me up a bit.

  
I’ll be wearing the big studs when I want to make more of a statement, though! I love that they look a little bit 90s and this sort of opal stone in the middle. I’ve never been a massive fan of that kind of stone but I think it works well with the gold and it can add a touch of glamour maybe!

  
I think these will probably work best with a plainer outfit and with my makeup kept at everyday. I think I could play around with my makeup though, when it comes to the other studs. 

Has anyone else cashed in on this offer?! Let me know!

Xxx

Primark Tea Lights

Morningggg

Y’all know I’m obsessed with Tea Lights right? 

I can’t stop myself from buying them, although, it has been a while (are you proud?).

However, I’m running low on my pineapple and ginger tea lights so, unlike a normal person who waits to actually run out before purchasing more, I have purchased more.

  
I really like the scent of these because the pineapple isn’t a terribly fake smell and the ginger isn’t over powering. 

  
I wouldn’t say that they lasted terribly long but for £1.30 you get 30 so I’m not complaining. 

  
They’re a light yellow too and so tie in nicely with my tea light holders. Is that sad that I’m giving that as a reason to buy them?

Anyway, has anyone purchased any tea lights recently? What’s your preferred scent?!

Xxx

Rimmel’s Fix and Perfect Primer! Any good?

Heyy

Okay, so I’ve been looking for a good primer but I’m on a budget- a really tight budget.

In the past I’ve used Benefit’s Porefessional which I LOVE but I just don’t have £24 to spend on it right now. So, I’m looking closer at the drugstore brands. 

After reading a fair bit on the top ten primers to buy (again, I turned to google), I decided that Rimmel sounded quite good and I was familiar with their products. Therefore, I strode into Superdrug.

Now, what I didn’t realise was that Rimmel actually have three different primers. So, I had a few options.

After feeling the weight of them (I’m not sure why this swayed my decision), I chose their Fix and Perfect Primer.

I like the typical Rimmel packagaing- it’s not intimidating and it sticks to their classic Rimmel look. It is quite a small tube though and I think it would be interesting if they made it a little bigger as it just feels like you need to stock up to get you through the months.

Anyway, keen to try it, I chose to test it against a full face of makeup. Now, I’m quite spotty at the minute and my skin is quite dry in areas so my foundation (which is Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow) isn’t looking as flawless as I’d like it too- enter the primer.

The first thing I noticed when applying is that it went on very easily but it felt more like a runny primer and I was a bit concerned. I also noticed the smell and I have to admit I wasn’t very keen about that.

However! Once on, it dried nicely and not too slowly. I don’t feel that my foundation looked incredible through just using that but I do feel that it did help it to stay on for longer.

I’m not so sure about using this on my eyelids- I’d really like a primer for my eyeshadow but I’m not sure what the best one is for my limited budget.

Overall though, I wouldn’t buy this again and will probably save up now for Benefit’s!

Has anyone tried this? What did you think? Also, any recommendations for primers for the eyes? 

Xxx

Topshop Jewellery Haul!

Hiiiiiiiii

I went to Topshop *hangs head in shame*

I couldn’t help it. I do not regret it though and here’s why- I got five lots of jewellery for £7. I know!

I’m not quite sure why they had such a good offer on and this was last Friday, so I’m not sure if it is still on. There were no signs up though and so I only discovered this offer when the cashier told me. Naturally, I went to town.

I purchased four pairs of earrings and a selection of rings. The rings are a little big- there were no medium selections and I liked them too much so I just push my fingers together when I go to pick something up. Yep, I will do strange things to wear nice jewellery.

I absolutely adore Topshop jewellery, I feel like their pieces never really go out of fashion. I will say, though, that one of the earrings has already broken which is a bit of a nuisance (the gold and pearl ones) but then again, they were practically free.

I think a lot of the pieces I’ll wear as part of a day look but will save these earrings below for a evening look as they look a little fancy. I feel that the rest of the items are quite grungy and will go nicely with the red lip and maybe some DMs.

Anyway, that was what I got! Did anyone else cash in on this deal?? Thoughts on Topshop jewellery?

Xxx

Percy & Reed Smooth Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil For Fine Hair Review!

Hey hey hey

How are youuu?

I wanted to do a little post today about Percy & Reed Smooth Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil For Fine Hair because I used their Wonder Balm a while ago and loved it. I also got a minature of the oil a long time ago with my Elle Magazine subscription but I hadn’t used it yet and thought it was about time!


This oil is something that you can tousle into wet hair and then you can style it but i decided to just pop some on my damp hair and then leave to towel dry.

So! Let’s begin with how adorable the packaging is. Oh my, I love Percy and Reed! I just think it’s so inviting to use. It’s fun and the writing makes you feel like this product is magical and it won’t fob you off! It sounds silly but I just trust it more because of the great packaging.


Now, the texture. I really like the texture of this oil- it’s not stupidly runny or thick and it doesn’t leave your hands really sticky or greasy after. I simply put about three pumps of it into my hands and rubbed them together. I dispersed it throughout my hair and then left it to dry.

The results, I must say, was glorious. I had gorgeous, shiny hair that felt really nice. I then carried on and styled my hair, straightening it.


Overall, it didn’t look greasy, made my hair look healthier and it has quite a nice smell!

Have you tried this??

Xxx

Current Lipsticks I’m Fashioning 

Yes, I sound old, what with saying fashioning and all.

However, I am young and fabulous and am obsessed with lipsticks. I’m not sure what happened but during recovery I have just switched and all of a sudden I want to wear lipsticks day and night.

I’ve always loved red lipstick but have never really dared to wear it. During these past two months, however, I’ve come to realise how much I suit it- cue purchasing red lipsticks.

However! I also want to explore and as much as I love a red lip, they don’t go with everything. Therefore, I’ve been making purchases in more pinky, peachy and nudey tones. I really like them and they give quite a nice soft look instead of offering a statement.

Now, I’m not really fussy with brands. I can’t afford a lot so my lipsticks have been purchased from superdrug and Boots, hell even Morrisons and they are all £5 or under. 

Let’s start from the left, both products on the left are from Rimmel, the middle is from the Natural Collection and the two right are from Collection.

I haven’t really gone for each product based on their longevity but their shade. I will say though, that I have found that the two Rimmel lipsticks offer a more matte finish than the rest.

I think with each one you do need to moisturise your lips with a little bit of lip balm first just to give a nicer finish.

So, with that in mind, here are the colours:

Starting from the top: 101 Red Nose Day – Lasting Finish by Kate (Rimmel), 810 (Rimmel), Berry Blush – Moisture Shine (Natural Collection), 9 – Lasting Colour (Collection) and 21 – Lasting Colour (Collection).

Has anyone else purchased any of these? What do you think?

Xxx

The Boyfriend’s Mum’s Birthday Meal!

Good Morning! 

It’s Saturday 😀 

Two days ago it was my boyfriend’s Mum’s birthday and whilst the men were at work, his mum and sister invited me out for lunch.

We went to Le Bistrot Pierre which is a lovely french restaurant in a village near to us called Stockton Heath. They are a chain of restaurants and I’d heard it was good but had never eaten there before so was quite intrigued!

There was a great deal on the menu too which offered two courses for £10.95 and so we opted for that, sticking with water for drinks (I know, crazy right?!).

After scrolling down the menu and vetoing steak (I really wanted it but need to watch how much red meat I eat with my one little kidney now), I chose the Porc rôti which was a hefty piece of pork, with a lemon, rosemary and parmesan crust. It was accompanied by herb aïoli which is like a garlic and herb mayonnaise and it also came with a jus for the meat. I decided to have chips with it too which were lovely, crisp and thin.

  
Iain’s (the boyfriend) Mum and Sister went for the Steak-Frites which looked really good!

After filling our bellies with main we decided that a meal out wasn’t a meal out without dessert and took our time carefully choosing.

Eventually, we had decided. Iain’s Mum chose to have the Poêlée de poires et pommes which is an almond crumble filled with apples, pears and berries. It’s also topped off with ginger icecream. I know, right.

Iain’s Sister decided to have Pain perdu brioché which is bread and butter pudding with french bread and it’s served with a berry compôte and vanilla ice cream.

But what did I have? Well, I went all out. I went for the most chocolatey dessert anyone could wish for- Délice au chocolat. It was a chocolate torte with Chantilly cream and a hot chocolate sauce. Needless to say, it was devine.

  
We spent the rest of the day having a nice chilled evening at Iain’s parents’ house where we ate even more :/

Overall though, it was a fab day!

Has anyone else dined at Le Bistrot Pierre?? What did you have? 

Xxx

The Best Thing For Damaged Nails!

Well, in my opinion anyway!

Helloooo! How are you doing today? This weather is foul.

I wanted to do a post today all about how you should NOT pick off your Sensationail nail polish. You should NOT become impatient and should wait for the acetone to do it’s job. Even if you’ve been sat waiting with your hands in water for thirty minutes, don’t do it. Really, don’t do it.

However, if you have, like me, there may still be hope. From what I’d read, it was all about moisturising and giving your nails time to breathe and keeping them in the best condition possible.

So, after picking off the hardened, nearly-two-week-old nail polish I buffered my nails and smoothed them. I then decided to chop them right down which made them look instantly healthier.

Now, I have a lot of Burts Bees products and I do use them but I like to save them for special occasions like holidays…although I’m not sure why. They’re fantastic, natural products though, so I really should be using them more and now was the perfect time to use my Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream.



I hadn’t been sure how to use it before and had shied away but now was the time! I was fearing for my poor nails’ lives and frantically searched for it. Upon finding it I immediately began to smooth it over each nail, quickly seeing results. I then smothered my hands in Kaeso Manicure Hand Treatment Cream and went to bed.

I awoke with nails which looked so much better. Yes, I could still see marks when I’d picked away happily but they felt a lot softer.

Determined to keep doing this, I continued this ritual of cuticle and hand cream every time I washed my hands and three days later you wouldn’t really be able to tell what I’d done! So, I am a very happy bunny.

Has anyone else picked off their gel polish too? What did you use to soothe your nails??

Xxx