Monday, 20 April 2015

You Beauty

Just a super quick post tonight to share with you my You Beauty box this month. This months box was an organic box and to be honest there wasn't too much i wanted but as usual i managed to find something that i would use.
Here is this months box

My first choice was the age defy+ soft buff exfoliator, i have used this a few times and its really good, It leaves my skin super soft and it smells really clean and fresh too. This was a pretty small sample only 10ml but i was after a new face scrub so it made sense to get this as one of my options.


My other choice was the my little bees hand balm and lip balm duo. The lip balm is lovely really soft and it leaves your lips feeling fab not like some balms which can leave you feeling like you need to keep putting more on. This was definitely my favourite piece in the box. The hand balm leaves your hands soft but the lavender smell is so over powering it has put me off using it. I love the smell of lavender but this is just a little too strong for me.


Lastly my free samples, the flax seed stuff went straight in the bin i have no use for it at all! The fix me repairing serum looks good but i haven't used it yet so fingers crossed it leaves my skin feeling super soft!
I hope you all have a great week, i currently trying to get the green out of my hair but without much success so cross your fingers for me !
XOXO




Monday, 13 April 2015

Little Black Dress

I was asked a few weeks ago if i wanted to try something from the Nadia Aboulhosn collection for Boohoo and i jumped at the chance. The collection has something for everyone, dresses, jumpsuits, bodysuits and more casual items too.

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I decided to go with the plunge neck dress as i thought the detail was really cute and everyone needs a little black dress in their collection. I have had bits from boohoo before and find their sizing can be a little small so i went with a size 24 rather than my usual 22 but unfortunately this seems to be even smaller cut that usual.

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The dress itself it great its quite a thick material with stretch but because its too small for me its even shorter than it would be and every time i move it gets shorter. The detail on the chest is a lovely PU detail which lets you get an amazing cleavage but still keeps everything in place and means i can still wear a bra.

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I really wish this dress was a better fit as i love it and i think it looks great on too i would just like a bit more room in it.

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I would really love to see Boohoo increase their sizing on this collection as it seems to stop at a 24. Here are a few other bits i would love to try from the collection.
I adore this jumpsuit!

I love the cut of this dress

XOXO

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Catching My Eye

It's been a while hasn't it? I've been super busy at work and have spent the last few weekends doing interview prep so i haven't had time for posts over the last few weeks but i thought i would share with you whats been catching my eye over the last few weeks.

I love this cami from Alice and You at Simply Be

I actually bought this beauty when i was in the Simply Be store last week its a gorgeous dress, I'm so glad i decided to try it on.

I adore this matching set, i don't often wear matching but i could make a change for these!

I love this playsuit from New Look it will be perfect for summer.

I love these attention grabbing shorts from Asda.

I love this balm and this set is for an amazing cause

Lastly out of my price range but i love this watch.


What have you been lusting after recently ?
XOXO









Thursday, 19 March 2015

Interview Wear

I had a interview a a few weeks ago for an opportunity at work so i decided to wear something that i would feel good in but i also wanted to be comfy as interviews make me nervous!

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I decided to go for my Simply Be kiss print tube skirt which I've had for quite a while now, i got it in the sale last year so its no longer available on the site but I'm sure one or two might pop up on eBay.
I wore this with my Tesco top that i got a month or so ago. I tucked the top in as it's quite a boxy shape, and i really loved how it looked.

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The skirt is a size 20 and made of a thin stretch material, its so comfy to wear and was perfect for a day at work and keeping comfy during my interview. If I'm honest this skirt doesn't get the love it deserves but i intend to change this and move it to my work wardrobe so it gets more wear.

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This top has been worn so much since i bought it, it was a bargain at £14, i couldn't find it online but i bought mine instore so if you pop in they might have a few left.
I hope your all having a great week!
XOXO


Monday, 16 March 2015

Glamour Spring Beaty Edit

This month i treated myself to the Latest in Beauty Glamour box I've had these before and i find they always include great products for a great price. This box was £16.99 with free p&p, now i did have some issues with this as they had sent me a discount code which i used but it then added p&p on top and made the box more expensive than i would have been without a discount code. I did phone the helpline but being honest i found they very unhelpful and a little abrupt. I emailed and tweeted then and they refunded me the difference which was great but I'm still confused how adding a discount code can make something more expensive!


So what do you get inside the box....
First up in the box is the Moroccanoil hydrating hair mask. This is a full size product at 75ml and i have found this online for £9 so for me its a higher end hair treatment than i usually use but i can't wait to give it a try.


Next was the Nuxe Crème Fraiche de Beauté Mask, this retails on their website at £18.50. I tried this straight away as my face can get very dry and i had read good things about this however at first it didn't seem to work for me. I found it seemed to lump up on my skin and rub into clumps. However i tried it again a few days later and had a much better experience with it, it massaged in well and left my skin soft and smooth. 


Also included was the Revlon colour stay gel envy nail polish and diamond top coat.I hadn't seen these before so i was excited to try them. I was sent the shade full house which is a lovely pale blue. I needed to re paint my nails so decided to give this a try and i wish i hadn't it was streaky and after in had dried it only lasted about 30 minutes before it smudged and chipped, then in the evening when i had my hands in water is started to peel away from my nail. I took it off less than 24 hours after i had put it on and it had already stained my nails! If you want my advise don't waste your money on this.



A product i was certain i wouldn't use was the Beautyuk brow kit. I have never used anything on my brows before but when this came i thought i might as well give it a try. And although i felt like i resembled Helga from Hey Arnold! once I'd used this it was really easy to use and with practise i think this is something that i could use in the future. The is only £3.99 which is a great price for the product.

I was really excited to try this next product as it claims to be a non sticky gloss. The Rimmel Oh My Gloss lip gloss claims to be a non-sticky and lightweight formula which i couldn't disagree more with! I love the look of gloss but i hate the sticky finish you get with it, i tried this straight away hoping for a non sticky gloss but it failed me. This shade is twinkle twinkle and it looked really nice on however it was super sticky and that is just a massive no no for me. 


Another product i was keen to try was the Model Co cheek and lip rouge in Just Peachy. I really love this it goes on your cheeks really well and you can build it up well on your lips too. It looks quite dark however its much lighter when you use it. I have tried it on my cheeks and lips and i think i will get just as much use out of it for my cheeks as i will for my lips. Its a beautiful light peach colour on your lips with is perfect for everyday wear.


The last full sized item in the box was the Kiko long lasting stick eyeshadow which i was sent in shade 05. I didn't use this as an eyeshadow but instead as a liner and it worked really well and the colour goes really well with my eye colour. Its super soft and easy to apply too.


Lastly i received a sample of L'Eau Couture by Elie Saab. This isn't my favourite fragrance as its a bit too floral for my liking but I'm sure the sample will get used up pretty soon anyway.


This box is definitely worth its money and it gives you a great chance to try some new products or ones you wouldn't usually buy for yourself.
XOXO


Thursday, 12 March 2015

Pink Acid

I thought i would share with you third colour of the Rosie jeans that i bought from Simply Be last month. I really love these jeans so much i cannot say a bad word about them! I have them in dark indigo and a light acid wash too.

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I have been wearing these to work and at weekends too and between the 3 pairs i don't seem to wear much else. I paired these with a top i bought last month from Asda. Its a really cute top and its made from a thin material so its perfect for the office

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These jeans are a size 20 and fit really well, i would recommend sizing down in these are they are generous and have lots of stretch to them. They are shown on the website as pink but in real life i think they have more of a purple tone to them. As i have said in my previous posts these jeans are a little long for me as I'm only 5 4'' but it doesn't affect the look of them.

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The top was from Asda i can't find it online anymore but if you pop into your local Asda they might still have it in stock. The top is a size 22 and it fits really well i can see this going really well with shorts in summer or tucked into skirts.
Has anyone else tried these jeans, what are your thoughts?
XOXO

Monday, 9 March 2015

You Beauty

I know in my last two You Beauty posts i haven't been wowed by the selection of options available but this month has more than made up for that! There was so much to choose from this month but there were two stand out products for me.


My first choice was the Illamasqua lipstick in Sangers. I really liked the fact that you knew what shade this would be, as far too many times I've opted for a lipstick only to receive a beige toned one which i never use. For me i can never own too many red lipsticks and this shade is different to the ones i already own. They describe this as a blood red but for me its not as in your face as most of the reds in my collection. It leaves a matt finish which can be drying and so far i have other lipsticks with better staying power so I'm not sure i would pay the £18.50 for it full price but I'd defiantly add this to my beauty box again.


My second choice was the #lipglam as I'm always on the look out for something that can sooth my lips and actually works to make them soft rather than just leaving me feeling like i constantly need to add more. This really seems to work for making my lips soft and keeping the moisture in so that I'm not constantly applying  another layer. It doesn't have any smell or taste too it and is made from 100% natural ingredients. If you do get this then be warned when it comes its pretty much solid and it took me a good 5 minutes to warm it up between my hands before i could even get it out of the tube but it has been pretty cold here so I'm guessing this wouldn't be such an issue in the summer. Lastly this leaves a gloss like finish on your lips which is sticky so for that reason i wouldn't buy it again however i will continue to use it during the winter as it does seem to really work.


So the contents of my box excluding the extra treats that You Beauty add was just over £28! That is amazing for something that costs you £6.95 including delivery.
The extras this month were a nakd bar and Dove youthful vitality shampoo and conditioner. I tried the bar and that very quickly went into the bin its just not my thing! I haven't tried the shampoo and conditioner yet but they are travel size so great for taking away with you and really good to be added in as an extra treat.


I am super impressed with his month box and i can't wait to see what next moth has in store. I would really recommend this beauty box if you like to choose what you will get and want a budget friendly option.
XOXO