Tuesday, 14 August 2012

August Glossybox

Hey Guys,

This months Glossybox came alot earlier than usual but like always, I do enjoy coming home and seeing the Glossybox waiting for me :)

This month the theme of the box is International Superstars. They have selected products from around the world that are well-known in the UK and products that have cult status in their native country.

Here's what was in my Glossybox this month,

Alessandro Pro White - £7.85 (Germany) - Brightening effect nail polish with anti-yellow formula for radiant white and gleaming nails

Valentino Assoluto, Eau de Parfum - £61.00 Fullsize (Italy) - Seductive, intense, beautiful feminine fragrance by Valentino

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil - £18.5 Fullsize - (Japan) - This water-soluble cleanser is better than any other make-up remover you've ever tired.

Vera Valenti L'ombre a Paupiere Margarita - £3.85 Fullsize - (Spain) -  An eyeshadow palette offering a selection of ten different colours with an applicator included.

Lipcote - £3.99 Fullsize - (UK) - Lipstick sealer and secret of long lasting, feather fade and water resistant lipstick.

Glossybox Lipstick in Glossy Pink - £3.99 Fullsize - (Glossybox) -Lipstick for Soft and glamorous lips with a luminous, long-lasting colour.

I do like the idea of the theme this month. Its always nice to try products from around the world. The product that's caught my eye is the deep cleansing oil. There's alot of these around at the moment so it would be good to try and see what it's like.

What do you think of my Glossybox? Did you get the same or get something different? Let me know :) xx

Friday, 10 August 2012

My new Make-Up storage

Hey Guys,

Hope everyone has had a nice week. At long last it is sunny, yey!! Hopefully this will continue into next week. I have finally got a week off work.

I mentioned in my last post that I popped into WH Smith the other day to  pick up a new Make-Up storage box. I've been after one for a while and when I saw this I wanted it immediately. Its a lovely black and white floral design and has enough drawers for me to put my Make-up in.

It has 3 smaller drawers on the top row, 2 medium size drawers in the medium row and one large draw at the bottom. Here is what I put in each drawer;

Top row of drawers

First drawer - Lipsticks
Second drawer - Lip gloss and lip balms
Third drawer - Concealers

Second row

First drawer - Blushers and powders
Second drawer - Foundations

Bottom Drawer

Eye make-up and primers

I am loving my new Make-up storage box. Really glad I brought it. It stores my Make-up away neatly and its now easier to find things. No more hunting around for my Make-Up. 

What do you think of my Make-up storage? How do you store your Make-up? Let me know :) xx

Monday, 6 August 2012

Cosmopolitan Beauty Magazine

Hey Guys,

While I was in WHSmith getting my new beauty storage holder (I will do a post of this soon so keep a look out) I couldn’t help popping over to the magazine stand and having a look at the latest Celeb gossip. Whilst I was looking through various magazines, something caught my eye. I spotted a Cosmopolitan Beauty Magazine. Straight away I picked it up and had a quick flick through.

It’s a brand new beauty magazine that’s just been released this month. It gives you hints, tips and reviews on various beauty products ranging from hair products to make-up. It doesn’t just focus on high end products it covers everything from beauty on budget to the best high street brands.

At £5.99 some people my find this a tad bit expensive for a magazine but I can assure you that this is such a good quality magazine. There’s plenty of pictures, step by step how to guides and advice. Its definitely worth the money. 

Have you seen this magazine yet and what have you thought? Let me know xx

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Primark Haul

Hey Guys,

Yesterday, me and my sister took a drive to the White Rose shopping centre which is just outside of Leeds. One of the main reason's we went was because it has a Primark which York unfortunately doesn't have (maybe one day). Here's what I managed to pick up.

1. I have been after some maxi skirts for a while and as soon as I saw these they went straight into my basket. At £10 each their a bargain.

2. I'm loving the lose fitting, baggy tops which quite afew shops are doing at the moment. These are £6 each and loved the colours that they come in. They can be worn dress down with a pair of jeans or dressed up with either a smart pair of trousers or a skirt.

3. There was just something about these little pumps that I loved. I think its the design of them. I love the tartan look. They remind me of grandma's or granddad's slippers. At £4 you can't go wrong.

Now I have to point out, when I like something and it comes in several different colours, I have a habit of trying to get them in every colour if I can. Hence why I picked up two maxi skirts and two tops. But you have to admit, they are nice.

What do you think of my Primark haul? Have you brought anything nice from there recently? Let me know :) xx

Saturday, 4 August 2012

July Favourites

Hey Guys,

I can't believe we're now in August. This year has just flown by. I'll be soon writing a blog about ideas for Christmas presents!!! Until that time comes here are my July favourites.

Alpha H Liquid Gold
I have been using this for the past month and I love it. I have done a review on this previously which you can read here. I use it on alternative nights as it can be abit overpowering for your skin. I feel like when I use this, my skin has this protective layer. Any spots that I have get smaller overnight and I haven't been getting any of the cyst type spots that I usually get. I can understand why this gets the reviews it does. I love it!!

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Now I know I have only just done a review on this on my last blog here, but honestly I have been using this for afew weeks. I was just being abit lazy writing up my review of it. I could go on and on about how great this is. It covers everything and anything. I have had a couple of stubborn little spots that don't seem to want to disappear. But that doesn't seem to matter no more as with this it just covers them completely and they just vanish. If you're looking for a concealer then I can't recommend this enough.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Soft & Gentle 
I bought this back in May and its still my go to powder. It sets my make-up really well and provides my face with lovely finish. I have tried afew others powders since getting this but nothing has been close to how good this is. 

Osmo Berber Oil - Hair Treatment
I am a big fan of hair oil's now and this is what started it for me. I won't go on about this too much as you can read my review of this here about how great this is. For me with someone with fine hair, this just helps it look and feel fuller and it doesn't get as greasy. Once I've finished this bottle I will definitely be repurchasing.

What do you think of my July Favourites? Have you used any of them? What have been your favourites? Let me know :) xx

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Laura Mercier Secret Camourflage

This has been on my wish list since I first started my blog. It’s a favourite amongst A-listers and recently it was voted the best concealer in the In-Style awards. This just made me want it more.

Now you may have read in my previous post that York has finally got a Laura Mercier counter and when I was looking round I couldn’t resit getting my hands on this!!

The Secret Camouflage contains a unique two-shade palette. One is to match the skins depth of colour and one to match the skin undertone. It claims that because of this two-shade system it makes is possible for everyone to custom-blend their own prefect shade.

The nice SA lady recommended that I use the SC-2 shade and showed me how to apply it. She said that using a small concealer brush, mix the two shades together and then apply to the areas you want coverage.

Now usually with the concealers I have been using in the past they have provided coverage but I was never really 100% happy. I would still feel self-conscious about the blemishes I have. But this concealer is totally different. I pop the concealer onto my blemishes and it just covers them like a dream. Yes they’re still there but I feel so much more confident.

It blends so well and it you can build up coverage without looking cakey. And a little goes a long way.

I can totally see why this gets the reviews and awards it does. It’s just so amazing. At £26.00. It is one of the expensive concealers out there and usually I wouldn’t want to spend this much on a concealer. But because of the amazing results you get, I feel this justifies the price. After waiting what like seems an eternity to get this, I can now happily say its now has pride and place in my Make-up bag.

Have any of you guys used this and what have you thought? Let me know  x

Monday, 30 July 2012

MAC and Laura Mercier– Finally arrive in York!!!

While I love living York one of the downsides is that unfortunately we don’t really get the big names in our shops. If you want any of these then you have to go to Leeds. While I don’t mind getting the bus or train sometimes you just want to quickly pop into town.

Well recently the Fenwick store in York has being having a major make over. Its now stocks Ren skincare, Nail’s Inc and has a Clains beauty spa. But the main thing that has got me excited it that there is now a MAC and Laura Mercier counter!!!!

Now I couldn’t look round without picking up afew little treats for my myself.

From MAC I got a Frost Lipstick in Fresh Moroccan and a Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. And from Laura Mercier I picked up the Secret Concealer.

While im so excited that we now how 2 great brands in York, I think my bank account will soon think it’s a negative thing xx