Monday, 8 September 2014

REVIEW: GARNIER EXPRESS 2 IN 1 EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

REVIEW: GARNIER EXPRESS 2 IN 1 EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

Hello lovely readers, for today's post I am going to be reviewing the Garnier 2 In 1 Express Eye Makeup Remover. I purchased this a few weeks ago from Boots because my other Eye Makeup Remover had just ran out, so I was in need of a new one. The last Eye Makeup Remover I had was also from Garnier but it was one of their Fresh Essentials range. I did like that one but I found I used it up quite quickly so I thought I would try another one from the same brand to compare the two. 
The Express 2 In 1 Eye Makeup Remover is slightly different to the previous one I tried as it contains two different parts which means that it has to be shaken up in order to mix the two liquids together. Once they are mixed together the liquid will turn a light shade of purple and you can then put this on a cotton pad and start removing your eye makeup. 
I think this works better for me as the makeup dissolves much quicker, I also didn't have to keep tugging at my eye area as the Eye Makeup Remover removed most of my eye makeup with a few seconds. It worked efficiently and did the job well, it also only takes a few drops so this product will last me a lot longer than the Fresh Essentials one. 




Their isn't much of a scent with this product either which is good as some people may not like strong scents on their face, I personally prefer unscented products around my eye area as they are very sensitive. 
How I used the product:  I made sure the lid was on correctly and make sure it was closed before shaking the bottle to mix the two liquids together. I then got a cotton pad and poured a few drops on it and then help this over my closed eyes for a few seconds, then I removed the cotton pad and saw that most of my eye makeup had been removed. I then went back around my eye area and gently removed any other trace of eye makeup before moving on the the next eye and repeating these steps again. 
I then followed this up with my night time skincare routine to remove any other makeup that I have been wearing. 

I did like this product and it is inexpensive so I will probably repurchase this again, it does work well at gently removing makeup, the only thing I would say is it does feel very oily only the skin, so I like to wash my face after using this product. 

Hope you liked this post :)

What Eye Makeup Removers do you like?

Best wishes :)




Sunday, 7 September 2014

FROM SUMMER TO AUTUMN - MY DRUGSTORE TRANSITIONAL LIPSTICKS

FROM SUMMER TO AUTUMN - MY DRUGSTORE TRANSITIONAL LIPSTICKS

Hello lovely readers, for today's post I am going to be taking you through some of my top Lipstick picks that I would wear in both Summer and Autumn. I chose a few different shades from nudes to brights all of which I would wear for both seasons (I would wear them all year round) but they look especially good in the Summer and Autumn months.





The first Lipstick is the Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in 620 - Coral Queen. This is such a vibrant orange, it looks good on all skin tones and works well in both Summer and Autumn as it adds colour to the face and warms up the complexion. I think this looks great with minimal makeup/neutral eye makeup as it creates a new take on the traditional bold red lip.





The next Lipstick is the Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in 660 - In Love With Ginger. I love this! Its similar to the Coral Queen Lipstick but it has more red undertones, making it an ideal for more formal makeup. Its bright and bold but elegant. And as with all of the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks it does moisturise and keeps your lips looking soft and well hydrated - an element with is important in both the warmer and cooler months. 






The third Lipstick is also from Rimmel but this time it s a Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade 206 - Nude Pink. This is such an 'everyday' wearable colour, it adds a subtle hint of colour to the lips as well as a slight sheen. It look so luxurious and creates that perfect 'no makeup' look. I keep this in my bag everyday as it works with any look. It would look lovely with dramatic eyeliner of with a neutral eye. It just works so well and is moisturising on the lips too, its feels very similar to the Moisture Renew formula from Rimmel. It smells like sweets too which I just love!



The final Lipstick is from Topshop its in the shade - Brighton Rock - This is my only bright pink Lipstick but I love it so much, I didn't use if for ages because I thought it was too nice to use but then I thought, if I like it I should just wear it... so I did and I really liked it. Firstly I love the name, for some reason though it makes me think of The Beatles (I love them!), I'm not sure why it makes me think of them but I guess that's just another reason for me to love it. Secondly the packaging is just lush, it's so clean and chic and it has that satisfying click sound when you put the lid back on it ( or is that just me that likes that sound?).
And finally the colour is just so pretty it looks so cute and once again the Lipstick smells like sweets so I love wearing it. 









Hope you liked this post :)

What are you favourite transitional Lipsticks that you would wear in both Summer and Autumn?


Best wishes :)



Saturday, 6 September 2014

REVIEW: GOT2B VOLUME + SHINE SOUFFLE'

REVIEW: GOT2B VOLUME + SHINE SOUFFLE'

Hello lovely readers, for today's post I am going to be doing a review on the Got2Be Volume + Shine Souffle' from Schwarzkopf. I got this a few weeks (probably months) ago in a Glossybox so I thought I would try it out. I've got too many hair products already but some just don't work for my hair. I have quite 'flyaway' fair and although its gotten slightly thicker over the past couple of years it can still look quite oily, so I have to be careful about what products I use because I don't it to look greasy. 
I was really looking forward to trying this as it is a unique formula and looks so different (it's pink!) which I really like. It has quite a sweet scent but its not overpowering, the formula itself is like it says a souffle'. I think it looks and feels like a Strawberry Mousse', you get quite a lot of product too (100ml) and you only need a really small amount so it would last you a while which is always a good thing. 









THE PACKAGING: The packaging is really unique its a rose gold colour which instantly makes me thing luxurious, the top of the lid is a dark but bright pink which makes it stand out well and the design of the lid makes it much easier for you to open. The packaging is quite a strong plastic so I feel like the product is secure enough and as its a Souffle' non of the product should leak anywhere. I do like the stylish but modernist take on the packaging its gives subtle hints about the product throughout its design.

HOW I USE THE PRODUCT: I use this product on clean dry hair, to do this I take a small pea sized amount and rub the product in the palms of my hands then I lightly distribute the product throughout the lengths of my hair to add shine, I sometimes use any extra product that is left on my hands and take this underneath pieces of hair to add volume, but for me I usually use this product to tame 'flyaway' hairs. 

MY THOUGHTS: I do this this product helps tame hair and keeps it looking tidy, it also adds a subtle amount of shine and for those who love a sweet scent you will probably really enjoy that too. I wasn't too sure about the scent, its a little too sweet for me, but the product itself works really well and you can us it in a number of ways. For example: Add shine, neaten up 'flyaway' hairs (this makes it great for formal looks) and add volume (adds texture for a tousled look).



Hope you liked this post :)

Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts?

Best wishes :)

 

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Jewellery Organisation - Part 2

Jewellery Organisation - Part 2

Hello lovely readers, for today's post I am going to continue on the Jewellery organisation theme and show you two ways in which I organise my Jewellery. 
The first is in a box that I got at Sainsbury's quite a while ago, but I'm sure there are similar storage solutions around, maybe in TK Maxx or little gift shops and there are always good things in Charity shops that you can use to store your Jewellery. I can't remember the price of this but I think it was less than £12, its an item I have shown before in one of my earlier posts, so you can tell how much I love it. The box in question has a glass lid that is framed with a pretty floral lace and the remainder of the box is made out of wood and painted in a light Duck Egg blue. The box has dividers already in it that are permanently fixed to the box so you can't move them but they are strong as they are made from wood. I use this box to store my small Necklaces, Bracelets and a variety of Rings. They aren't in a particular order but everything is still easy to find.








The second box is actually designed to hold Keys but I used it to store larger Bracelets, i think this is a unique way of using the box and makes its already vintage design look more old fashioned. 
I purchased this Key box from TK Maxx a few months ago but they sell a number of decorative items such as this. I usually keep this standing up in my room but I it would look really nice in any room of the house. 









 Hope you liked this post :)
Which storage solution is your favourite?


Best wishes :) 

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Jewellery and Accessory Clear Out and Organisation Part 1

Jewellery and Accessory Clear Out and Organisation part 1


Hello lovely readers, for today's post I wanted to share with you a few pictures I took whilst organising some of my Jewellery and Accessories. The Jewellery in these pictures are less expensive pieces and mainly consist of large Necklaces and Bracelets. I just thought I'd share a few of the pictures with you and tell you how I decided to organise them.








The first thing I did was organise the pieces by type for example Gold, Silver and Bronze (none of these are really made from these materials, its just the shade then are). I then untangled all of the necklaces and put them into different drawers in my Jewellery box so that they would be easier to find. I made small paper envelopes for some of the larger Necklaces and labelled them with the individual item so that I could find them more easily. I thought that they would have better protection in the handmade paper envelopes rather than just being left out in the drawers when they could just get tangled up again. I also looked through each piece and filled a small bag with items that I am going to donate to my local Charity shop/give to family members. There as some nice pieces but some are from when I was at College/School so a lot of the trends have changed so I want to let someone else have them and wear them more that I do.
Once putting all of these organised items away I just had a tidy through were my Sunglasses were and gave them a bit or a tidy as they were all together at the top of my Jewellery box. After this I dusted down the Jewellery box and began sorting out my other Jewellery organiser that holds smaller Necklaces, Bracelets and Rings (that will be in an up coming blog post).

Hope you liked this post :)

How do you organise your Accessories?

Best wishes :)

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

EMPTIES #2

EMPTIES #2

Hello lovely readers in today's post I am going to share with you a few of the products I have used up recently, there are only a few here so this is just a quick post, but I just wanted to let you know what products I have been using.







The first item is the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation - I love this Foundation, it looks really natural and blends really well. It doesn't have a strong scent and the colour match is really quite good. I use one of the lightest shades and that works well for my skin. I really like the smooth texture too, it just glides over the skin and just adds a little bit of coverage. Technically there is about one use left in this Foundation but I still wanted to include this as I will be wearing this tomorrow so the product will be empty then. 


The second item I have finished is the Garnier Fresh Essentials Eye Make-up Remover, I did really like this and it smelt lovely and fresh but I did use it up quite quickly so I would need to purchase it on a regular basis. I am currently using a new Eye Make-up Remover but this is one I would re-purchase in the future as it was very gentle on the eyes and removed quite a bit of makeup.


The third item I have used up is the Vaseline Active Fresh 24h Protection Anti-Perspirant - this roll on works really well and it is nice and compact so it is good if you are travelling, you can just put it in  your bag when you are on the go. I think this goes smell quite fresh and keeps me feeling clean throughout the day (its a good thing I like it, I've got another one to use up too, hehe)
It dries quickly on the skin and the smell is subtly noticeable throughout the day.


The final product is the Umberto Giannini Instant Beauty Leave-in Conditioner (yay! I finally used this up, it has taken me ages to finish this but now I can try out the other hair products I have). I did like this it was refreshing to use a leave-in conditioner as I usually use a regular wash in wash out one, but his made my hair look shiny and feel more hydrated. I wasn't too sure about the scent at first as it smells quite strong to me but after a while I did start to like the scent.

I also used up the Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 15 Moisturiser - This smells really good, really clean and fresh. But I did need to use quite a bit of this as the texture isn't very smooth, but it did work well when I have more of the product. I did like this product and did I mention I liked the smell of it?


Hope you liked this post :)


Best wishes :)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

HAIR CARE/STYLING - SAVE MONEY, SAVE SPACE

HAIR CARE/STYLING - SAVE MONEY, SAVE SPACE

Hello lovely readers for today's blog post I wanted to share with you an idea I've had to save money and save space. I live in a house that doesn't have much wall space, so we can't really have Shelves or tall Bookcases to store our personal items, so keeping what I own to a minimum is an essential for me. I don't like to have too many products at one time but somehow I've managed to get quite a few Hair care and Styling products over the last couple of months. Most of them are gifts so I do really want to use them up, so that's exactly what I am going to do. I am going to set myself a challenge to not buy any more Styling products until January 2015 (this excludes Shampoos, Conditioners and Heat Protection). I think this will increase space as I will be using products that are taking up quite a bit of space but this will also save me money as I won't have to buy any of these products as I already own them. 

I don't want to have finished all of these products but just I want to be left with a few less that I have now. For example have 1 or 2 Dry Shampoos not 5. Products like Hairsprays and Shine sprays are something that I don't often use so I know I will probably be left with those at the end of the year. I also wash my hair everyday so I only use Dry Shampoo to add volume to my hair. So I am also going to see if my sister would like any of these products as I have quite a lot of the same thing, so if she would like to try them she can.

I've also thought about writing posts for future Organising/How to Save Money if you are interested in reading those types of posts, I am happy to write them :)

Here is a quick look at the products I am going to give to my Sister/start to use up. There's a lot of Dry Shampoo and finishing products that I have started to use and some items just need to be moved somewhere I can access them easily so that I remember to use them up.  There are a few items that don't have much product left so they won't take too long to finish. 






Hope you liked this post :)

Best wishes :)