Monday, 25 June 2012

Top 3 Scents

I'm not one of those people who have about a million perfumes and likes to rotate them with season. I'm one of those people who like a smell to be their own, a signature scent. I don't often change my perfumes and sprays up but if I was to choose my favourite 3, then they would be these. D&G's 10 La Roue De La Fortune,  Boots Natural Collection Vanilla Body Spray, and Philosophy's Summer Grace Eau de Toilette.
From Left to right, D&G's 10 La Roue De La Fortune, Philosophy's Summer Grace Eau de Toilette and Boots Natural Collection Vanilla Body Spray.

D&G's 10 La Roue De La Fortune.
This is one of my more going out/ grown up scents. I love this perfume, but for everyday it's a bit much and a bit too expensive to use that frequently. The only way I can describe the smell of this perfume is firstly, strong and bold, and very florally. If you don't like floral types of scents, then steer well away from this one! (100ml size in the photo above).
RRP: £39.99 (Available in Boots).

Philosophy's Summer Grace Eau de Toilette.
This is one of my favourite everyday perfumes to wear. I'm in love with it at the moment and I think every single one of you reading this to go and smell it. It's a crisp, clean light smell for everyday but I'd say it has a floral undertone, which is why I love it so so so much. It's one of those you either love or hate! Amazing for the warmer months! (60ml size in the photo above).
RRP: £32.00 (Available in Boots).

Boots Natural Collection Vanilla Body Spray.
I love the smell of vanilla no matter what it is! There's something about it that I can't say no too, and everyone who know's me says that whenever they smell vanilla they think of me. This body spray is cheap and cheerful. If you like vanilla then I'd say go pick this up. It's a good size for your handbag and doesn't weigh it down. (150ml size in the photo above).
RRP: £2.00 (Available in Boots).

Sunday, 24 June 2012


So here it is, my first ever nail of the day post. The time had come to change the colour once again, this time I wanted something plain, and simple. Nothing to out there, seen as I still have another week of work due to my stupid ankle :(. I also wanted something dark to cover my horribly damaged nails! Let's just say I won't be going anywhere near falsies for the near future!
The gorgeous Barry M's Red Black and No'7's Stay Perfect Top Coat.

I love Barry M nail paints to death, I think they're amazing value for the price, the only con I have ever had with them are that they run out really really quickly. Has anyone else had this happen to them too? I have no idea, but it's worth every penny!
RRP: £2.99 (Available in Boots.)

I have already blogged about No'7's Stay Perfect Top Coat. It's one of my favourites and will repurchase time and time again! If you want to see more about this product it is listed as 'Tiny Haul' blog post.
RRP: £7 (£2 with a £5 No'7 voucher! (Available in Boots.)
Here's what they look like together, I think it's a nice and simple look for everyday :).

What's your favourite nail varnish?

Thursday, 21 June 2012

£20 Make-up Challenge + Everyday Make-up Routine

I'm not going to lie to you guys, but this one was a little bit of a challenge for me. I wanted to use products that were good as well as cheap, so I decided to do a twist on my everyday make-up routine and challenge myself to do it. All of the products I have chosen to use are in my opinion great products and are widely available, in Boots, Superdrug or online. 

The products I've chosen to use!
Foundation: Collection 2000 Colour Match Foundation in Ivory 1. £5.99
Concealer: Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection in Fair 1. £4.19
Pressed Powder: Collection 2000 Pressed Powder in Ivory 18. £1.99
Blush: MUA Blusher in Shade 1. £1
Eyebrows: MUA Eyeshadow in Shade 19- Matt. £1
Eyeliner: Stargazer Liquid Eye Liner in Black. £3
Mascara: Natural Collection LashBuild Mascara in Black. £1.99

At the moment in Boots and Superdrug there is a 3 for 2 offer on, on all cosmetics. Taking this in mind, I didn't want to just do a challenge that would be wrong as soon as the offer ends. So I didn't count the offer, so whenever you decide to read this, the prices should be around the same price :).
Without the offer all the products used came up to the grand total of £19.16! Which I'm quite proud of. If you were to go and buy them now with the offer still on it would cost £17.17 which still isn't a bad price at all if you ask me! 

And this is how it turned out this morning. I hope you guys like this post.

What's your favourite bargain product? 

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Stargazer and Dupes!

Stargazer is one of those brands that isn't that well known by people, but in my opinion on a similar par as Mac. Although it is advertised as more of an alternative brand of make-up, I think more people should know about it. From the quality of the products you buy, to the price of them you can't really go wrong. A lot of Stargazers products are good dupes for all sorts of well known higher brand products, like mac's pigments and the famous L'oreal super liner in Carbon gloss.

Just some of the Stargazer products I love!
'Stargazer Glitter Shaker'
This little pot of goodness right here is called 'ONIX'. It's basically what it says it is, glitter! Who doesn't love a bit of glitter right? All of Stargazers Glitter Shaker's are amazing dupes for Mac's pigments, which in this case would be 'Dark Soul'. When I wear this, I tend to always use a primer underneath it, just to prevent any fallout.
RRP: £3
'Liquid Eye Liner'
After using L'oreal super liner in Carbon Gloss for over a year and then suddenly finding out that it's sold out everywhere and now is apparently discontinued I went on a little mission to find the next best thing! Which up to now is this, and yes it is very different looking, but I assure you what matters is what's on the inside. Perfect for everyday use!
RRP: £3
'Blusher 10'
One of the main reasons I love Stargazer so much is because of how pigmented it is for the price you pay. This blusher I've been using for the past 3 months, everyday! and it still looks like it's hardly been touched! Plus the packaging is adorable, you get the compact, and the product lifts up with a little brush inside too!
RRP: £3.50
'Metallic Eye Shadow Pen's'
These babies are some of the softest things I've ever used, they literally just glide on without any effort whatsoever! The only con with these pens are that after a couple of hours they tend to move around a bit on the lid, but with a primer they stay all day/night long. Great for a base and overall colour! Similar to Mac's Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner. (Swatches below).
RRP: £3.50
Stargazer's Metallic Eye Shadow Pen's. Left in Bronze, Right in Brown.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Benefit Miniatures Review.

Over the past couple months or so I've been somehow collecting more little Benefit products then needed really, but it's all good no-one really complains about cheap make-up! The miniatures that I'm going to review are 'Bad gal lash' a mascara, 'Posie tint' a poppy-pink tinted lip and cheek stain, 'High beam' basically a highlight, 'The pore fessional' a balm that minimizes pores and 'That gal' a brightening face primer. 

All are sample size and what I've collected out of magazines.
'BAD gal lash'
I'm not going to lie, it's an alright mascara, but I felt as if the wand was too big to do anything with, you couldn't really get the product on it to try properly, I doubt you'd have this problem with the full size though.
(Buildable in length). RRP: £16.50
'Posie tint'
This lip and cheek tint is a great colour for the summer and looks even better with a tan, it's an all around good product and get a lot for your money. The only downfall with this is ladies, if you have a paler skin tone then beware of how much you put on.

 RRP: £15.50
'High Beam'
A luminescent complexion enhancer, or in normal words a highlighter. I personally love this highlighter to death, I think it give enough but not too much to your face, and works great with all skin tones. It's easily blendable with your fingers. If you like your highlight more prominent, you can easily build it up without finishing the whole thing!
RRP: £18.50
'The PORE fessional'
This is a pro balm that's suppose to minimize the appearance of pores. This little bottle kind of scared me at first, it comes out a creamy nude colour and if you're pale like me it probably would scare you too, but once you smooth it out onto your skin, it ends up basically translucent. So far I have only seen the slightest difference.
RRP: £23.50
'That gal'
This little bottle of heaven here is a brightening face primer, and it does exactly what it says! It comes out a light pink colour and has a slight smell of tutti frutti! It make your face look more awake and less dull. Amazing for when you're tired and need a pick me up in your face. Every time I wear this it will always get commented on!
RRP: £21.50