Tuesday, August 25

Products I'm Using

I felt like doing a post and after seeing this on 3 other blogs, why not?!

Shampoo & Conditioner: TIGI bed head superstar. Great for coloured hair and smells lovely.

Shower Gel: uhm, does LUSH's whoosh shower jelly count? it's all i have been using lately

Styling products: Bed head after party, v05 heat protection spray.

Body moisturiser: Buffy!!

Deodorant: Dove

Fake Tan: I don't use it!

Skincare: I have been using a bit of everything lately lol

Primer: None

Foundation: Gosh exceptional wear? i cant remember the exact name! oops.

Foundation brush: either my gosh duo fiber brush or my fingers!

Concealer: I don't use concealer much, i cant never get it to stay :(

Powder: Rimmel stay matte

Blusher: Smashbox

Bronzer: Smashbox again! the softlights starburst i think it's called. Gives a lovely glowy sheen :)

Highlighter: Sometimes use the other half of my smashbox blusher, not always.

Eyeshadow base: Too faced shadow insurance.

Eyeshadows: Anything i feel like really!

Eyeliner: urban decay 24/7 liner in zero

Curler: Don't use one.

Mascara: Still using maybelline lash stiletto! I need a new mascara badlyyy

Lipstick: Don't really use lipstick much!

Lipgloss: Don't really use lipgloss to often either! I'm addicted to lipbalm and need to apply that a lot

Nail Colour: Currently sporting Barry M's cobalt blue! Very, very nice blue! :)

Thursday, August 20


New blog layout
ty becca ;D

Wednesday, August 19

I went shopping a couple of weeks ago..

and i spent too much money in LUSH. haha.
I wanted to wait until i did this post as i seem to post about lush a lot and i dont want this to be just a lush blog.

On to my purchases...

I wanted to go to LUSH because i hadn't had any porridge soap in a couple of weeks as i ran out and i really wanted some more. I really can't recommend the stuff enough. It's just so lovely.
Also i was running out of angels on bare skin and wanted to switch up my cleanser.

Here is what i came away with..

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Working clockwise L-R.. Porridge soap, tea tree water toner, cosmetic warrior facemask, ice blue soap, grease lightning, sugar babe, fresh farmacy cleanser, whoosh shower jelly.

My thoughts:

Porridge Soap - Love, love, love this stuff! Makes my skin soft and moisturised and smells sooo good. I need a life time supply.

Tea tree water
- I got this because i was running out of my other one, but since buying it, i have been using it less and less and i'm now feeling i dont need it. I normally use it before and after using a face mask. It's nice to have but i don't feel like i need it.

Cosmetic warrior face mask
- I have written about this before here.

Ice blue soap - I have been wanting to try this for a while, i love the fresh, minty wake you up smells and this is one of them, but it's not too strong. I didn't know what to expect from this, it isn't fantastic, it's not rubbish, so in between there i guess haha. Wouldn't buy it again but it is pleasant to use.

Grease Lightning
- So this wasn't much purchase, my sister got it and i have been using it. A lot. haha. It's a spot treatment and it's not half bad. I wasn't expecting much because i haven't had great results with any spot treatments in the past, but it does help to keep spots at bay by drying them up a bit, but it doesn't work miracles.

Sugar Babe
- This was free. The £20 deal or something. Spend £20 and get a choice of one of the new products. Though im sure this isnt that new, they did have a couple of new soaps in which i didn't like the smell (one was like coffee and one was like salad) so i randomly picked this. I haven't used it yet, though i took it out the bag to smell it and it crumbled everywhere, im not sure how many uses i will get out of it, i will report back :)

Fresh Farmacy
- I have written about this a bit before (here) and i'm pretty sure the formula has changed. It is much more drying then i remember, and though it does help with spots a bit, it's not great for areas of skin that aren't affected. Would only recommend to use this a few times a week, or if you have very oily skin.

and lastly....

Whoosh shower jelly
- Love this stuff, really wakes me up when i feel ill or just a bit rubbish. Very refreshing, not drying though not moisturising either, it is great to use in the mornings.

I am going to try and do less lush posts and post about other stuff now! Promise :)


Saturday, August 15


For a very long, well since around last summer time, i had been wanting to try to make my own jewellery. So a year later.. I finally grab some findings and beads and got started :)

I haven't made much, but i have lots of ideas that i still need to put together.

Here is the first charm bracelet i made. It's not fantastic, i know, but it's sturdy as nothing has fallen off.. yet haha.

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Here is a necklace i made, at first i had a chain on it but then i changed it to ribbon because i thought it would be cute and im still not sure what i am going to do with it, i'll come up with something

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Here is a longer necklace i made. I thought the green heart pendant was cute and it inspired me to do something cluster like. Sorry for the tiny picture, i couldn't seem to get a good shot.

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Last thing i am going to show you is this ring. It's made from a paper clip and a piece of ribbon. I saw a tutorial on a blog but i can't remember which :( I intended for it to be a bit smaller and i am going to put a cute charm or button in the centre. Just haven't got around too it yet :P typical.

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I want to make some more now just typing about it.
Also i got this book from amazon.co.uk the other day.

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108 ways to transform a t-shirt!
It shows you how to transform tshirt's into cute top's, skirt's, bag's, accessories and even has a diy wedding dress!
I'm excited, I can't wait to try some of these ideas, especially the bag ideas, they are so cute!


Monday, August 10

Monday Poll

I saw this poll on romanticdreaming.blogspot.com and i thought it was cute and different and decided to do it myself!

Mood: Not sure. haha. I feel quite relaxed today, which is complete change to the last few weeks. I was having serious mood swings.

First words out of my mouth this morning: Good morning to my mum i think

What I’m looking forward to this week: Seeing friends, first party i have been to in a long time, going to west field's for the first time!

One thing I’d like to improve about myself: Get rid of my ridiculous mood swings!

On my makeup lust list: I really want the urban decay get baked palette, i've been eyeing it up for a few months now and the mac 217, everyone raves about it and i haven't tried mac before!

What i ate: Cheerio's, biscuits, fruit flakes (yumyum), a pie i made myself (go me!) and rice pudding with grated chocolate

Cheeks: Nothing, i didn't go out today and i'm trying to be good to my skin :)

Lips: Palmer's cocoa butter moisturizing lip balm, i'm addicted to lip balm.

Outfit: blue & black polka dotted vest and pj bottoms haha i had a rather lazy, boring day.

Fragrance: n/a

Weekly goals: Try not to be shy like i usually am at parties :( and don't make any impulse buys

Sunday, August 9

Barry M Nail Paint: Pinks!

I went shopping the other day, and one of the things i picked up was the newest Barry M nail paint in pink flamingo.
It was sort of an impulse purchase, i went into superdrug to find the eyeko nail polishes but they didn't have them. When i got home, i realised that i now have 4 of the barry m pink colours. So no more pinks for me.

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L-R; Bright pink, pink flamingo, shocking pink, fuchsia.

Bright pink - This is a very pretty colour a light but bold pink.

Pink flamingo - I thought this was going to be paler than it is, it is actually very bright, in my opinion, it is sort of a pinky-peachy-coral colour. I really like it.

Shocking pink
- One of the first barry m nail paints i tried, i love this colour. It is very bright colour but it is surprisingly wearable.

Fuchsia - This was only brought out a few months ago, again, i think it was an impulse purchase. It is quite similar to shocking pink, but is slightly more purple.

Here is pink flamingo on my nails. Sorry for the slightly blurry picture. I wouldn't say this is a great shot of the colour, i couldn't get a decent one :( but it does tend to look different in all lights, so take it for what it's worth.

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I will do more nail post's in the future, i have a decent amount of colours to share with you :)


Tuesday, August 4

Lush Love.

I am quite the fan of LUSH, though i haven't tried many of their products, i have tried quite a few and decided to share my thought's with you of a few LUSH goodies.

The first time I tried LUSH was when I got one of the gift boxes from a friend for my birthday. I remember that it was the rockstar gift but don't remember using it haha, it was a good 3 years ago though.

Fresh Farmacy.

This was the first face cleanser that i tried from LUSH. I remember reading about it being good for acne or something like that about a year ago. So i tried it. They have changed it a bit now, it use to just be a pink block that had hay or something on top.. it was quite annoying. I remember that it worked well for my skin but after i finished the bar of it i had, i didn't replace it for reasons i can't remember. I tried it again a few months ago and it didn't work as well as i remembered but this could be due to the change in formula.
It's very good for acne and calming the red and reducing redness due to the calamine and chamomile. The only problem with it is it can be very drying so it is probably better if you have skin that is more so on the oiler side.

Angel's on bare skin.

This is the cleanser that i am using at the moment. This is an all round cleasner that is specified by LUSH to be better for a certain skin type. I would describe this as a very messy and very mild exfoliator. The reason it is so messy is because it is very crumbly. To use, pinch a piece of the cleanser off, only like a pea size - a little goes a long way, and mix with water. It becomes sort of like a paste but always has little chunks in it. I really can't rate this very highly, it really hasn't done much for my skin. It does make my skin feel clean but i can get the same results with cleansers that take less effort to use and are less messy.

Whoosh Shower Jelly.

I really loved this stuff :) It smells absolutely lovely. It's a really wake you up and get going smell so great for use in the morning when you need a pick up. Only a small amount of the jelly crushed into a shower loofah makes a huge lather which is good for me and those who associate lots of lather with feeling more clean. Im going to try the other shower jellies soon! :)

Honey I Washed The Kids Soap.

A very sweet smelling soap, and i think this is the reason this sells so well, because the smell is really the only good thing about it. It doesn't lather very well and doesn't do anything special like make my skin feel moisturised. Probably wouldn't purchase this again.

Porridge Soap.

Yum yum yum. I love this soap. It smells great, though i haven't been able to pin point what it smells like.. It is really moisturising and a little bit exfoliating because it is filled with oats. It's like an all in one cleanser-exfoliates-moisturiser in my opinion and i recommend everyone tries it :)

These aren't all the products i wanted to write about but this post was getting longer than i wanted!
i will do more lush post's though