Wednesday, 9 January 2013

December empties: Pantene, John Frieda, Palmer's, Liz Earle, Rimmel London

Hey ladies!

Hope you're having a great day!

Here's the products I used up in December... *sings Taylor Swift - Back To December...!*


John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Intense Conditioner Sachet
I always buy these little sachets as it means I can test the products without having to invest in a full-size version. This made my hair feel soft and silky - I'd definitely re-purchase.
Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack
I picked this up from Sally's for about one quid and it's AMAZING! It made my hair feel and smell delicious.
Pantene Full & Thick Conditioning Masque
I found this in Poundland and it was actually pretty good! It was really thick and I only needed a tiny bit on my lengths and ends. I would say I'd re-purchase it, but I've got a feeling it's probably been discontinued if it's in Poundland...


Fruity Strawberry Shower Gel
This was a Christmas present and it was OK - it did the job! - but it was nothing special.
The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Body Scrub
I LOVED the scent of this! It smelt amazing and it gave me a really good scrub. The beads were tiny and it felt like sand exfoliating my skin.


Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic
I absolutely fell in love with this product! I used it after I cleansed my skin and it really helped clear it up. Next time, I'd probably buy it in the spray version though for practical reasons :-)
Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion
I used this after Cleanse and Polish and it worked really well to remove the last traces of eye make up. As in the name, it was lovely and soothing and the formula wasn't greasy. I would definitely buy it again.


Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner in Black and Brown

This is literally my Holy Grail liquid eyeliner and I must have re-purchased it more than 10 times! I use the Brown shade for a natural, daytime look and the Black for a smoky, evening look.

However I think the Brown shade has been discontinued so I've been on the hunt for a decent, easy-to-use brown liquid liner! Let me know if you find one :-)

What did you use up this month? Let me know in the comments or over on Twitter now!





Sunday, 6 January 2013

New Year's Eve outfit 2012: Sequin skater dress and MAC Russian Red lipstick

Hey ladies :)

What did you all get up to on New Year's Eve?

I went to one of my best friend's house for a party - here's what I wore for the turn of the year!


Sequin skater dress - ASOS
Spike waist belt - ASOS
Black clutch - Dorothy Perkins (see blog post)
Gold toe heels -


Face: Aldi Lacura Shimmering Day Cream, YSL Touché Éclat, Benefit Boi-ing concealer, Estée Lauder Doublewear concealer, Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous foundation, Benefit Dallas bronzer, Benefit Coralista blush, Benefit high beam.
Eyes: MAC Painterly paint pot, Urban Decay NAKED Palette - Buck, Sidecar, Hustle, Rimmel Exaggerate liquid eyeliner, Avon Color Trend kajal stick on lower waterline, Benefit They're Real mascara.
Eyebrows: HD Brows Palette in Vamp.
Lips: MAC Russian Red lipstick, No7 clear lipgloss.


Art Deco ceramic nail lacquer in #69, Models own silver glitter nail varnish as accent nail.

What did you wear this New Year's Eve?


Christmas presents 2012

Hey loves!
I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year :)
I've loved reading what everyone got for Christmas so I thought I'd share what gifts I received with you...


Clockwise from L-R:
Kim Kardashian Gold EDT
I already have Kim's original fragrance so I knew I had to have this one too! I think I actually prefer it to the normal one :) I'm no good at describing fragrances but let's just say if you're a Kim K fan like me you will LOVE it!
Yankee Candle Pink Sands
This is one of my favourite scents from Yankee Candle and now I have the massive version of it, yay! I like to buy the tiny Yankee Candles so I learn which one I like best and then buy the bigger version :)
Vaseline set of 3 giant tin
This gift set contained an original tin, rosy lips version and aloe vera scent. They're perfect for popping in your handbag but the giant tin has also come in really handy for storage!
Zara Chocolate perfume
I've only had a little sniff of some of the Zara scents but I've never seen this one - it smells of cocoa, yum!
Yves Saint Laurent Touché Éclat foundation
I was very lucky to receive this foundation as it's been on my wish list for yonks! I swear by the Touché Éclat concealer pen so I have high hopes for its foundation equivalent.
Molton Brown minis set
I'm constantly travelling, staying over people's houses etc so this set of minis is really handy! They smell delish too :)
Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation
The blogger hype around this foundation has been hard to miss! I popped this into my Dad's trolley as it was just £5 in Wilko's, bargain!
Bomb cosmetics soap
I've not used anything from this brand before but I've heard it's similar to Lush - which I LOVE - so I'm looking forward to seeing if it's any good :)


GHD Air hair dryer
I've been using a travel hairdryer since my normal one sparked nearly a year ago so this hairdryer was a godsend! I've used it a couple of times already and my God it's amazing! I have really thick, long hair that takes an age to dry but this makes it SO much quicker!
Babyliss Big Hair
I had a go at using this but I had a bit of a 'mare! I think it will take a little practice to perfect - I've heard Tanya Burr has done a YT tutorial on using it so I may have to watch that ASAP!
Enrapture Encode Totem Styler
I generally use my GHD straighteners to curl my hair but I heard these were pretty good so I'm looking forward to trying them. What's your favourite combination?


The Inbetweeners box set
I remember watching The Inbetweeners when I was at uni years ago before anyone had seen it and found it hilarious at the time! I'm not surprised it's been so successful. I can't wait to just stay in and watch episodes of this over and over!
Cinderella DVD
I'm building up a collection of Disney DVDs and this very almost completes my collection! Yay :-D
Toy Story box set
Because I'm cool...


Cheryl Cole autobiography

I actually got two copies of this - big Chezza fan! She's a huge idol of mine so I can't wait to read all about Ashley, Derek, Simon etc.

Caitlin Moran - How To Be a Woman

My mum got this for me and I've heard it's hilarious so fingers crossed I like it!

McFly Unsaid Things story

I've been a McFly fan since the early days - I have all the albums! - so I can't wait to hear all about their lives and relationships :)

I also got given a purse from the Kardashian Kollection which I obvs LOVE!

What did you get for Christmas? Send me your links!