Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Skin So Soft Body Butter

Hey dolls,

Skin So Soft Body Butter 200ml
£2.50 - half price

I love the Skin So Soft range from Avon, the original SSS has to be my favourite. 
I've used their dry oil body spray and bath oil and not been disappointed.
I'm continuously on the hunt for a rich, nourishing and long lasting body moisturiser and I think I've found it in these body butters.

Original Body Butter
enriched with jojoba

"Deeply hydrating ultra-rich formula, helps soothe and quench extra dry skin."

I've been using this for about 3 weeks and I'm very impressed! I'm really critical of moisturisers because all the ones that claim to be for dry skin never work for me. A few hours after using certain moisturisers my skin would feel dry and be visibly dry. I haven't had that problem with either of these moisturisers.

I also love the scent of the original

Silky Moisture Body Butter
 enriched with argan
"Deeply hydrating ultra-rich formula, helps soothe and quench extra dry skin."

I don't love  the scent of this body butter but I do love the way it makes my skin feel, it feels so soft. It doesn't feel as thick as the original but its still rich. Very very impressed.

If you suffer with really dry skin like me then I'd definitely comnsider adding these to your skin care regime. These are still available at half price on the Avon website.

What are some moisturisers you'd recommend for really dry skin?


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*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money, everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*

Thursday, 15 August 2013

LATE July Favourites

Hey dolls,

I think this is my first ever favourites post, I randomly felt like doing one. So here goes nothing.

I've only got a few items to show. but hopefully you see something that tickles your fancy and may go out and try. I will post a link to the original post of each item where applicable. Might give you the opportunity to see posts of mine that you've missed :)

I've been wearing this perfume a lot recently. It's great for the daytime and evening.

Argan oil - £5.99
I jumped on the Argan oil train last year and haven't gotten off. This stuff is so good for your hair.

This is such a good facial moisturiser and I luckily haven't had any bad reactions to it. Like I tend to with quite a few moisturisers cos I have really sensitive skin.

 Finella bag - £9.99
I haven't spoken about this handbag on my blog yet. Its a new purchase from Avon and I LOVE IT! Its the perfect sized handbag and I've been wanting a tan bag for a while now. Unfortunately I got this bag in the clearance sale so its not available anymore.

This has been my go to palette for make up. I've been using it to create a daytime smokey eye with a bold red lip.

Ladies Shaded Scarf - £3
Another purchase that I haven't mentioned on my blog, I got this the same time as the Finella bag I mentioned. I have been a bit obsessed with scarves recently, I did a post on that here.
I have been obsessed with these polishes as of late. And 9 out of 10 times I've chosen one of these polishes to paint my nails with in the last month or so.

I'm not sure if this set is still available, but I've been wearing this set every time I've gone somewhere. Its just so cute and I feel all sorts of sophisticated when I wear them. They dress up any outfit.

I LOVE THIS!!!!!! I havent worn anything else on my lips for ages. Its like the perfect red. Its not matte but its not shiny either, its that happy medium.

My go to mascara, it makes my lashes so long and full. I have so many mascaras that I had forgotten about this one. But on a whim I picked it up and remembered just why I'd bought it. Such a good purchase. I never reviewed this product when I got it, so I will do a mini one now.

"Three lash looks in one tube. Twist up to customise you level of volume. Clump-proof and flake-proof" 

I always use it on the 3rd setting cos I'm all about the full lashes. But I love the fact that you have the 3 different settings to suit any mood/look you're going for. On the 3rd setting a lot of mascara can come out on the wand, I usually just scrape it off and carry on with my application.


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*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money, everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Sleek Snapshots palette

Hey dolls,

The purchase of this palette was one of the biggest fails ever lol. Scroll past the lovely pics and swatches to find out why...


 Top Row L-R:
Summer Breeze, Martini, Kiwi Flower, Lotus Flower, Humming Bird, Tequila Sunrise

Bottom Row L-R:
Sand Walker, Washed Ashore, Sunset, Green Iguana, Purple Haze, Magenta Madness

OK So I'm angry. Not because there is anything wrong with the palette but because I spent £8 on 12 eyeshadows I already own. Each of these shadows are re-releases of eyeshadows from 2 limited edition palettes. I was not aware that sleek were re-releasing a palette of limited edition shades, it never said that on the website. But its only as I was swatching the palette and looking at the names, I kept having a sense of déjà vu. So I looked over some of my older sleek posts to come to the shocking conclusion that I owned ALL of these eyedahdows. FAIL!

My local Tesco now has a Sleek counter...YAY! Which is where I discovered that the Sleek palettes had gone up in price, only by a mere £1.51 but I paid more for something I already own, UGH!

This palette works out great for people who missed out on the Caribbean and Mediterranean collections. You can see below which shadows were from which LE palette accompanied by a link to take you to the post on said palettes.

Monaco palette:
Summer Breeze
Kiwi Flower - also known as 'Kiwi Zest' 
Lotus Flower
Humming Bird
Sand Walker
Washed Ashore
Magenta Madness

Curacao palette:
Tequila Sunrise
Green Iguana
Purple Haze

The only difereence between the palettes is that they no longer have the old crosshatch pattern and one of the shadows had a name change.

In conclusion the Snapshots palette is a good palette, the colours and quality live up to sleeks usual standards and is great for those who never got to try the previously mentioned LE palettes.

And always rememeber to make sure you check your make up inventory before you go out to buy more products lol.


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*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money, everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream

Hey dolls,

 All In One BB Cream (25ml)

I've never really gotten the big deal with BB creams. Also I don't really get their point, I've had it explained to me a few times and watched a few YT vids on them but I dunno its just going over my head lol. But my mum, bless her went out and picked me up one cos she's really supportive about my addiction of beauty products haha.

I love the idea of this. Basically it comes out white, with particles that adapt to the skin tone of the person applying it.The more you blend the better it will look. Now its not one shade suits all. It comes in 3 shades 1, 2 and 3.

1 = Lighter
2 = Medium
3 = Darker

So like I explained above when you place the product on the skin it comes out white, and you can actually see the particles that change the pigment of the BB cream. The more you work it into the skin the more it starts to adapt to your skin tone.

 Slightly blended

 Fully blended

I'm not a fan of this BB cream, it left my skin feeling a tad bit dehydrated although it claims to be hydrating.

My skin was left looking very chalky and pale. It says shade 3 is for darker skin tones but it didn't work for me. I tried it on the inner part of my arm which is a bit lighter than my face, just to show you how it works but on darker flesh it just didn't look right. I had to dust some of my studio fix powder over the top to warm up my colour. If they came out with a shade 4 I think it would be more suited to my skin tone.

It's also a bit pricey considering you're only getting 25ml.

For the idea and the fact that it did do what it said on the tin...almost lol, I'd give it a 6 out of 10.


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*all products mentioned were purchased by my mum with her own money, everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

MAC Tropical Taboo

Hey dolls,

I took a little trip down to Westfield (Stratford) and popped into MAC. I dunno the last time I purchased anything from MAC so thought I'd treat myself. As you walked in they had one of their collections right in front of the door and I spotted this gorgeous creamy purple lip gloss and picked up a lip pencil to go with it.

My goodies :)

 MAGENTA Lip Pencil - £12

 Vivid pink-ish purple

I bought the lip pencil to wear underneath Narcissus for longevity.

NARCISSUS Cremesheen glass - £17.50
 I've never tried a cremesheen from MAC before, but this colour was just calling to me. I think there may be a few cheeky purchases in the future. The lip gloss is from the Tropical Taboo collection.

 Its described as a dirty eggplant shade.

 Love the name ;)


L-R: Magenta, Narcissus
(Without flash)

Top-Bottom; Magenta, Narcissus
(with flash)


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*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money, everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*

Sunday, 4 August 2013


Hey dolls,

 Goodbye Dry 50ml
I struggle so much to find moisturisers for sensitive AND dry skin on the high street that works well for my excessively dry face lol. I think I've found it in this moisturiser. It's a rich balmy formula, and cos its so rich you only need a little bit. I'm used to using moisturisers with a thinner consistency, but I'm quite enjoying this and it doesn't feel like my skin is suffocating underneath it, which I've found to be the case with thicker moisturisers.

I've been using this moisturiser for a number of weeks now and I'm really impressed. I think it's taken the place of my simple rich face moisturiser...shock horror I know cos I'm a simple skin care lover.

I was lucky enough to get it half price from Tesco, sometimes they have quite the good deal on Garnier skin care items. I've been contemplating trying out a full Garnier skin care range. I'm just in one of those moods to try something new. I still love my simple skin care but I want a change.

Have any of you tried the Garnier Moisture Match products? What are your thoughts?


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*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money, everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Makeup remover

Hey dolls,

High five for the long title haha.

Goodness can you believe it's already August??? Where the hell has half the year gone? I hope everyone has been enjoying the bi-polar weather as much as I have...NOT! One minute its hot as a mother and next minute we're in the midst of a thunderstorm. I just wanna yell at mother nature..."Get your shit together Carol". 5 points if you can name that movie ;-) Anywho onto the real reason we're here...

£1.64 (usually £3.29 at Superdrug)
I got this little gem half price at Sainsbury's. I wasn't looking to buy a new eye make up remover but at this price I couldn't say no.

I've never been into oil based make up removers but I really like this one. It gets my eye make up off so quickly. I think this may be my new go to remover. That's a big thing for me considering I've had a love affair with Simple's kind to eyes make up remover for like ever.

Shake it up for the two layers to mix together, as seen in the photo above.

This make up remover has a two-phase extra strength formula, an oil based layer and a water based layer. The oil phase effectively removes even waterproof mascara and eye-make-up. The aqueous phase protects and cares for the eye lashes with it's caring formula, without leaving an oily residue.


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*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money, everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*