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Saturday, 28 September 2013

MAC Lipstick Review: Hang Up

Hello Loveys!
 
How are you all? I got to say I am not liking the rain, but hey its autumn and its time for berry lips, log fires, snug jumpers and hot cocoa.
 
Todays post is a MAC lipstick review. Last autumn winter I wore Rebel and Rocker, two other MAC lipsticks, non stop and thought I would get a lipstick to go with those two to wear throughout the cold and rainy days, so I chose Hang Up.
 
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MAC, Lipstick, Hang Up, Berry, Autumn, Winter, Purple, Girl, Review, Cremesheen, Deep, LipHang Up is a cremesheen finish, a super creamy formula that glides on and gives a glossy finish. This lipstick appears as a deep brown but when applied it shows as a deep red berry with a gorgeous sheen. This lipstick isn't as purple as Rebel and isn't matte like Rocker so I was really pleased this, it is easy to wear and for those wanting a shade that isn't too "in your face" this is the shade for you. You do need to reapply this lipstick throughout the day, but I only had to do this after a couple of cups of tea, so that's pretty good in my eyes. The lipstick would look great with a cat eye liner and smokey eyes.
 

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Have you tried this or have a favourite autumn winter shade?
 
A xx
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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Review: Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub

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Its getting colder, so I feel it could be time to put the heating on! My dressing gown is ready and my snug winter slippers are on my feet. I got to say I don't like the cold weather, but I am pretty excited for Christmas this year with the family, so have started Christmas shopping, well I have nearly finished! Insane I know!
 

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Todays post is a review of the Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub. I purchased the shea butter version a while ago and used it up pretty quickly as it was a favourite of mine, so I needed a new scrub and instead of the shea butter I decided to chose the coconut version as love the coconut body butter!
 
The scrub appeared to be creamy and scrumptious in the pot, but it did disappoint as it didn't smell as good as the body butter and did not make me feel like my body had been scrubbed. I used this in the shower and found you needed quite a bit to feel like your body was being exfoliated, then rinsing the scrub off was a nightmare as the coconut flakes would remain on my body! The scrub is creamy in formula and added moisture to the skin which was a good factor but overall the scrub did not do what I expected, think I will definitely return to my favourite shea butter scrub from Body Shop in the future and stick to the coconut body butter rather then the scrub version.
 
Have you tired this and found the same? Or do you have a different favourite scrub?
 
A x
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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Ebay Finds #4

Hello Loveys!
 
So here is another Ebay finds post, these are the things I have found and would love! Hope you enjoy them as much as I have lusting over them!
 


This looks just like the Zara bag that was wanted by basically everyone!
 
 
£12.99
 
 
 
A fab cable knit jumper! Available in 5 different colours.
 
 
 
£9.99
 
 
I adore this! I am a leopard print fan and think this is so unusual!
 
 
 
£7.98
 
 
Fab platform shoes, great teamed with tights for winter!
 
 
 
£12.99
 
What is your favourite?
 
A xx

 
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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Review: Retro Matte MAC Lipstick!





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Hello Loveys!

Today's review is on a lipstick from the new MAC Retro Matte collection. This collection consisted of lipsticks and lip liners. The colours are bold and vibrant. 

I chose the colour Flat Out Fabulous! A deep pink shade with a purple edge to it, it arrived and I couldn't wait to try it on! Wow it is beautiful!!! A stunning shade that looks better on. I applied and thought ooh it's dry, I guess this gives it the matte look. I was worried it would leave my lips so dry all day but it didn't, it just felt like it on the initial application. It lasted quite well and the lipstick is super pigmented, you don't need a lot to get the colour on. 

I would highly recommend this lipstick! It is a staple shade for autumn/winter. 

Have you tried this one or another from the MAC Retro Matte collection? 

A xx
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Friday, 13 September 2013

Review: NSPA Skincare!

Hello Loveys! 

Today's post is regarding NSPA skincare! NSPA tweeted whether anyone would be interested in trying the skincare, I leapt at the chance as I had heard great things! A lovely package arrived with four items! I was so chuffed! So thank you NSPA! 
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NSPA is a company that was created by Nirvana Spa, it states it is UKs n.1 Day Spa and that every product is "inspired by spa formulations that will boost and transform skin". They also don't test on animals.

Melting Gel Cleanser

NSPA state that this "luxurious formulation melts effortlessly and emulsifies into a milk on contact with water. Grapeseed oil dissolves makeup and impurities and helps improve skin radiance".
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I used this product as part of my bedtime routine, I would remove eye makeup using a different product then apply this to cleanse my skin. It has a pink colour to the formulation which feels just like gel, it applies easily and is not sticky. When in contact with water it does turn to milk! I was fascinateD I washed the product off and patted my skin dry. The result was fab! My skin feels soft like a babies bum! It didnt remove all makeup so would advise you use another product to take off all makeup but it did make my skin feel super soft. I feel that the product improved my radiance but my skin didnt improve with spots etc. I would repurchase as I feel my skin felt at its best after using this, as my skin had not felt that soft in a long time.
Hot Cloth Polish
NSPA state that this product will "cleanse, exfoliate and purify skin" It has essential oil of Neroli and Cocoa Butter.
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I used this product with a muslin cloth as part of my cleansing routine. I applied onto dry skin over my face and neck. It is a thick white cream that applies easy and is non greasy. The polish was then rinsed off with the cloth that I rinsed under hot water. It definately felt like a spa treatment and made my skin feel smooth and soft. I would repurchase this as feel it cleaned my skin really well.

Illuminating Beauty Serum

NSPA state that this give "an instant luminous skin glow". It has Oil of Neroli and Maca Root.

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I used this product every evening after the hot cloth polish. This is my favourite NSPA product. It smells of a spa and has a silky consistancy. The serum made my skin super soft and when I woke up my skin still felt amazing and had a glow to it! I definately would recommend this to anyone. I was never sure whether it would make my skin oily as my skin is combination-oily, but it didnt, instead my skin felt soft and had a glow.
Brightening Day Cream with SPF15

NSPA states this moisturiser will give "light daily protection" and "radiant skin".
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I used this every morning before I applied my foundation. It is light and has a handy pump. I found this moisturiser made my pores go on oil overdrive, it is a little watery and didnt soak in quick enough for me. The moisturiser has a spa scent which is lovely. I dont feel this moisturiser is for me unfortunately, dont think it suits my skin type.

Have you tried any of these?

A xx







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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Ebay Finds #3

Hello Loveys!!
 
Here are my Ebay finds #3!! Hope you enjoy them!
 
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Womens Blouse
£6.41
 
 
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Womens Denim/Leopard print Shirt
£6.58
 
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Bath and Body Works Candles!
£22.05
 
 
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Printed Trousers
£14.99
 
 
What do you guys like?
 
I want it all!!
 
A xx
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