Sunday, 22 September 2013
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Now I am not saying that this cream will work for everyone that suffers from rosacea, but as you can see it really worked for me. I find my cheeks and nose are the reddist areas and they have improved lots! My skin feels a lot smoother and more moisturised too. At first, I wasn't sure if I could still apply makeup on top of this but after leaving it to soak in for about 10 minutes I have been doing my makeup and it seems to have been sitting fine to me.
I have only been using this cream twice a day for about 3 weeks, I really wanted to do this post after 4 but I got a cold so avoided putting anything on my face for about a week (that would only ever happen to me!). Even so, this much difference in that short amount of time is amazing to me. I am honestly so happy I found this, even now I feel a lot more confident with no makeup on. I am looking forward to holiday photos even more so now as I don't have so much redness that I feel I have to cover and shy away from photos.
If you suffer from Rosacea like me, I really think this is worth a try. I had basically given up hope of anything that could mask the redness and I know it sounds silly but it's amazing how a clearer face can give you so much more confidence. You can find out more about how Dermalex works and the way that it manages Rosacea on their website!
If you want to try this out, you can get Dermalex Rosacea Cream* from Boots.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
EtailPR and Fashion Union are currently holding a competition to win a £500 voucher. All you have to do is create a wish list of items from the Fashion Union website for a chance to win..amazing right?
I am definitely trying not to let go of summer. I think my brain is so excited for holiday, that I seem to be missing what the weather is actually doing here at the minute. So I took this as the ideal opportunity to dream of ways to update my wardrobe ready for winter. I'm not going to lie, Fashion Union have an amazing selection of items, that it really did take me a good while to choose.
After a good hour with a cup of tea, this is what I chose..
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
As a person I am always late, you say 8 o'clock and nine times out of ten I will roll up at 8.30. It is a really annoying trait I have and the more I try to be on time, the later I seem to become. I don't know what it is, I just have an inability to get to a place for a certain time. Being like this, I am always late with trends too. Now I know that the hype surrounding the Revlon lip butters has been around forever, but this is actually the first time I have purchased one. When they first became popular, I really wanted to try them out but whenever I looked for them, they were always sold out. Since then, I kind of forgot about them until last week when I saw them in Boots so picked one up!
Sunday, 15 September 2013
Its safe to say I am in holiday mode already, this time next week I will be in Tenerife, ahhh! I am so excited to escape all of my worries here for a little while! I seem to have become a pro for buying bikinis too, as I now have enough for one everyday, whoopsie! So keeping with the holiday theme I have created some paradise nail art!
I love a sunset, in fact its one of my favourite times of day. To me its one of those times where you can become so mesmerised, you forget what you are doing for a little while. I tried to create the effect of a sunset by doing a orange and yellow gradient and black silhouette over the top. As usual I was slightly impatient though and ended up putting my topcoat on slightly too soon, which smudged the black slightly. I hope you have all had a lovely Sunday, what have you all been up to?! ♥ ♥ GFC ♥ RSS ♥ bloglovin ♥ facebook ♥ twitter ♥
Friday, 13 September 2013
Now I don't know what it is about hyped products, I never really tend to believe in them. I don't know if it is the rebel in me that likes to go against the norm, but I never really tend to try hyped up products unless its something that I really wanted to try anyway!
Something that I have caved in and brought though is the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover, I must admit I have been slightly intrigued by the concept. For someone like me that loves painting my nails, a good nail varnish remover is a must.
Thursday, 12 September 2013
It honestly took me forever to find an outfit and the dress I found actually had money off too, which is always a bonus! Being one for last minute trips, I managed to find something 2 days before. I think I definitely work better under pressure!
Dress - Miss Selfridge
Earrings - Accessorize
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
When I went to my friends wedding last week, I obviously needed to get myself a new lipstick. I wanted something I hadn't tried before, that didn't blow the budget for me either. In the end I chose a Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick, I think it was definitely the packaging the sold it, I do love a pretty product case. Told you, I must really be a magpie. After much swatching, I settled with the shade 'grenade in' a lovely berry colour.
Grenade in is a cute little raspberry shade, which leans quite pink on me.
The formula is nice and shiny but still really comfortable to wear. Its shiny but not in a glossy kind of way. It feels like more of a balm which makes it nice and wearable without being too over the top. The colour payoff of this is really good considering it is quite gloss like, it still manages to have the opacity of a full on lipstick which is nice.
This lasted for about 4 hours on me before the glossiness faded, although I was left with a lovely stain on my lips which lasted a good while afterwards. Bourjois say that this contains 'mango butter to moisturise for up to 10 hours', but for me it really didn't last this long. I suffer from dry lips anyway but I found the moisturising qualities wore away with the shine slightly, although I used a balm over the stain that was left which added a bit more of a muted touch.
I really do like this lipstick, especially the colour and I do like the shiny qualities too. I think I want to try the shade 1,2,3 next! ♥
Monday, 9 September 2013
Sunday, 8 September 2013
You know when you find a nail varnish that just oozes summer, well I think I have found mine! I know this probably couldn't have come at a worse time with the weather starting to change season and summer slipping away, but being one to hold on to the last moments of summer its perfect for me.
Sunset Chillout is an amazing mix of blue, gold, orange and pink flecks of glitter. It is part of the hed kandi collection which inspired by the colours of Ibiza so you can imagine the sparkle of this in real life. This polish can be layered over another varnish for a more scattered effect or layered on itself to create the above look.
I really love this polish and can't wait to see it sparkle on my holiday in 2 weeks (so excited!)! I hope you have a lovely rest of your Sunday! ♥
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models own hed kandi nail varnish 'sunset chillout' £5
Friday, 6 September 2013
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Thursday, 5 September 2013
I have actually been really good and not brought a new nail varnish for a little while now. When I say a little while, probably a few weeks but for a nail polish addict like me this is an achievement. I love a glitter nail varnish as you all know, especially if you read this post. So when I spotted magenta divine on the models own stand near me, I knew I had to have it.
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Yesterday was definitely one of those days! I started off really optimistic that I would get lots of photos taken for the blog and get lots of bits done but instead I spent the day eating fudge and cake, feeling sorry for myself with a cold! Not that the fudge and cake are a bad thing though, who doesn't love a bit of sweet goodness to cheer themselves up!
I did manage to take a few photos of a new mascara I picked up on Friday though. As it was payday, I couldn't resist and literally ran to the shops to pick up some new makeup treats! I needed a mascara and as Revlon is on 2 for £10 in Boots I picked up the Lash Potion mascara to try.
Revlon Lash Potion mascara by Grow Luscious £9.99
I have to admit, I have never really tried Revlon products before. I have heard such good things about their lip butters (I definitely picked up one of these as part of this deal!) but haven't really made the splurge to try Revlon until now.
To be completely honest with you, it was the packaging that made me notice this mascara. The actual tube is metallic purple, pink and green and is so pretty. The tube makes me think of fairies and magic..probably why the mascara is called potion, no flies on me eh?
Revlon claims that this mascara is both volumising and lengthening and for me it definitely provided both. The length of my lashes look lovely with this mascara on, even after the first coat you can see the instant change. My lashes appear a lot thicker, although they did tend to clump slightly in places so I had to be really careful when applying.
The brush has hundreds of tiny little bristles on it which enable you to cover every lash with ease. Personally I like a bit more of a curved brush on a mascara, as I find it a lot easier to apply, but that is just personal preference as the coverage on this is still really good. The colour I chose was Blackest Black, although it comes in Blackened Brown too. I wasn't looking properly and ended up getting the non-waterproof version but it does come in waterproof too. So just make sure you double check whichever one you are after!
For the price, this mascara is really good. It does everything it claims to do and looks so pretty as well! ♥
Monday, 2 September 2013
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