Monday, 25 July 2016

Accessorize Summer Sale

I absolutely adore Accessorise, I would say the majority of my jewellery comes from the Accessorize sale which is always full of wonderful gems! Recently I visited my local store and really didn't hold back, as their 70% off sale was in full swing! Here's what I picked up!

I love a good bracelet! This daisy clasp bracelet (£2.40, was £8.00) really caught my eye, I love the mix of green and blue so had to pop it into my basket! I also loved the simplicity of this gold plated clap bracelet (£3.00, was £12.00).
There's something about this necklace (£3.60, was £12.00) that I love, I had my eye on it when it was full price, so when it had an incredible 70% off it had to be mine! I can see myself wearing this lots over the summer months!
The star of the show has to be this leather strap watch (£9.00 was £30.00), I really needed a watch for work and adore this one on! Finally I picked up this Prime time (£2.70, was £9.00) offering from Accessorize's makeup line, It looks amazing so I cant wait to give it ago!

I think we can both agree I got some fabulous bargains! What's been your favourite summer sale find?

Saturday, 23 July 2016

My Love Me Beauty Experience

 While I don't really do the whole beauty box thing anymore, this month has been a massive exception, as there have been some wonderful offerings floating about! One of these would have to be this months 'Love Me Beauty' offering, which is slightly different from your average beauty box bundle. Rather than giving you a selection 'of products matched to you' - which lets face it, never really are, Love me beauty let you choose the products for you. For £10 a month, you get 60 credits to spend in their very own boutique, where prices range from 10-30 credits. While I love the idea that you can add to these credits if you wish by spending more money, I found this to be a little on the pricey side (£5 for 20 credits, £10 for 50 credits etc).
This month, I felt truly spoilt for choice between all of the Pixi and OPI offerings. Although in the end I went for two Pixi picks I hope will help hide my serious lack of sleep in the form of this Beauty Sleep Cream (worth £24) and this correction concentrate (worth £14). They were both 25 credits each, so popped these 'yes to blueberries' wipes (worth £1.99) in my basket to spend the remaining 10 credits. 
Overall I had a pretty good experience and love my new items, however was left disappointed at the state that my Pixi bits arrived in (the boxes were crushed!). I did take to twitter to demonstrate this although sadly no one got back to me. It didn't give me the best impression of Love Me Beauty as a whole. although I would consider ordering if a few items took my fancy.
Have you tried Love Me Beauty before?

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Origins Mix & Mask Box

Apologises, but a few of you are about to experience some serious beauty box envy! When I picked this up I knew I had to feature a post on the amazing (and very much sold out) Origins Mix & Mask box, brought to you by Latest in Beauty and British Beauty Blogger.
 Despite being a budget girl, I have a huge soft spot for both Origins and their masks, so this £20 box made perfect sense to me! Not only does it feature products that I haven't had the chance to try before it was a huge bargain! Here's what could be found in each box;
 Vitazing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser (£29.00/50ml) - I love this stuff and was super happy to see a bottle featured in my box. This is just something I love wearing under foundation to give that added glow! On top of that, this is worth more than the cost of the whole box put together!

Maskimizer Skin Optimizing Mask Primer (£18.50/95ml) - To be honest I was surprised to see such a new launch featured in this box! This is essentially a primer for face masks and I'm really curious to see how this works!

By All Greens Foaming Deep Cleansing Mask (£11.42/25ml) - Before this box this product had completely escaped me, This claims to be a foaming mask so I cant wait to try!
Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask (£6.90/30ml) - This is one of my favourite masks so I'm glad to have a travel sized version handy! It leaves the skin feeling lovely!

Ginzing Peel-Off Mask (£4.80/15ml) - This is again a product I have never tried so I cant wait to give it a go!

4 x Mask Pods (£2.50/10ml) - Last but by no means least were these 4 lovely mask pods containing old favourites Clear Improvement, Out of trouble and Drink up. There is also one of Original skin which I look forward to trying. These pods tend to be quite generous so I expect I'll get a few uses out of each!

Did you manage to grab one of these boxes before they vanished? 

Monday, 11 July 2016

Bella and Bear Foundation Brush

 When it comes to brushes I am very much guilty of sticking to those few 'cult' blogger brands. For me tools are so important in make up application and the right one can last ages! It's unlike me to go off course and place an order with a brand I am unfamiliar with, although when I saw this Bella and Bear offering on amazon (not to mention the amazing reviews) I had to give it a go!
 As you can see the brush comes in this lovely floral box, and gets definite brownie points for presentation - I could proudly see myself giving this as a gift! Its also complete with a brush guard which is a lovely added bonus.
 Without fail, I normally find myself reaching for my Real Techniques buffing brush, but since this popped through my post box, I haven't put it down! I find that this super soft brush gives a lovely airbrushed finish and is big enough to make applying foundation a simple task  (roughly the size of a two pound coin). On top of that, this brush is actually really diverse and have used it successfully with everything from CC creams to really heavy duty foundations!
Overall I love the smooth finish this gives to my skin and will continue to use on a daily basis. Personally I cant wait to try more from Bella and Bear and already have my eyes on this lovely set. You can grab the foundation brush featured today here for £8.

Have you tried anything from Bella and Bear yet?

Sunday, 26 June 2016

My big fat Graze bargain!

 While food isn't something I typically post about, I was so happy with my recent Graze order that I had to share! I recently read Tattoo Tealady's post on the new Graze shop - on which she included a 40% off code (Tattoo40). Graze have recently moved away from simply providing snack boxes, and now sell a wide range of multi-packs, share sized bags and ingredients. The shop is already reasonably priced, so with nearly half off I couldn't resist but stock up on snacks!

The first thing I was drawn to was these snack sized multipacks, prized at £5.99 for six packs! Meaning that with the amazing discount code you got 6 snack boxes for just over £3.50! I picked up Peanut Butter Pretzel (which is actually on offer making it £2.40 for 6!), White chocolate blueberry bagel dip, Campfire Smores (I kid you not, the salted Carmel milk chocolate buttons are the best things I've ever tasted) and Marvellous Macaron. 
On top of that I also picked up a couple of the sharing bags, including Jaffa Cake  and Jam Doughnut. These are normally priced at £2.99, meaning they were around £1.80.
Personally I'm really happy with the bits I picked up at the Graze shop! They have free delivery when you spend over £10 making this even more of a bargain! Have you ever tried anuthing from Graze? Whats your favourite product?

Monday, 6 June 2016

Twenty One

May was somewhat hectic! I finally finished my law degree, moved house, started my new job, and turned 21! I've done a birthday post every year since I was 17, so figured despite the busyness, 21 should be no exception to this rule!

As you can imagine, I received a whole host of ‘21’ themed gifts, although my favourites include this spotty wine glass, 21 fame and pot of dreams!
I was very limited for suitcase space so was super grateful to receive this mini Summer Berry Yankee candle, along with some strawberry scented tea lights. I also received a few beauty bits including a Shiny Happy people gift set from lush, the layer cake soap in particular smells incredible, and two lovely perfumes from Gucci and Diesel.

Finally received enough wine to start my own cellar (my friends know me well) along with money to help decorate my new bedroom – It looks a tiny bit like an Ikea showroom right now, so I may pop up a post showing you around very soon!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Urban Decay De-Slick Review

I’ve never been bothered by the idea of setting sprays. Personally I do not suffer from over oily skin, so they just seemed like an unnecessary step in the makeup routine for me. However when I received this Urban Decay De-Slick (£9.00/30ml) In my Selfridges Summer beauty box I had to give it a go. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of setting sprays, You simply spray the product on after you have your desired make up look and the idea is that they ‘lock’ your make up into place. I find that when using De-Slick, I normally use around two sprays to cover my entire face and it dries pretty damn quickly. I think the thing that surprised me most about this product is the way it actually enhanced the look my makeup. I found that Urban Decay’s De-Slick really helped to set my makeup into the skin and really gave that ‘airbrushed’ look. For example on days were I’ve been a little bit too generous with my powder this almost helped to mask those powdery areas and gave off a more natural look.
As for staying power this stuff is pretty damn impressive. On days were I’ve been wearing De-Slick I find that I have so much more make up to remove at the end of the day - It’s so impressive to see so much more foundation on my cotton wool!

Once an unnecessary step has really become a must for me, and I will be picking up a bigger size when mine runs out! Have you ever tried a setting spray? which would you recommend?