Friday, 11 April 2014

Blush || Bourjois Haul Product Two

This is the second product out of three in my Bourjois haul and it's a blush. I do love a good blush.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

MaXfactor Colour Elixir Lip glosses

Blogging on a Sunday again? Yay! 

Sorry, I just momentarily had to congratulate myself for actually getting to blogging in amongst essay writing / creative writing (it's deadline week...). Anyway! I have a product for you that I just have to show you right now. I wore one of these out last night and it reminded me exactly why I bought them! It's not one of the things I bought the most recently (they will be blogged soon!) but in fact I bought these a few weeks ago when I went home and went shopping in Reading with my lovely Mum. 

I went to the MaXfactor stand in search of a new mascara - which I also bought but it's practically a repurchase as I have already talked about it on here but my previous version was the small sample one that you get free when they do promotions. It's the Masterpiece MAX Mascara (yes they write it like that on Boots website so I have copied...) and I love it even more now I have the full size version even though the brush is exactly the same. 

So I'm at the stand and I spot these lip glosses - the lady came over, as usual did the 'oh these are new and amazing' etc etc etc thing. I wanted a nude lipstick at the time (more about that soon) but hadn't had any luck and these looked like the perfect nude colours, they brand them as being non-sticky but high shine and I thought, perfect! the formula looked good when I opened a tester and I thought about it for a bit before deciding I definitely needed to try one. With the mascara and the lipgloss I could get a third item free so I decided to go for another lip gloss because, well let's just say I had been standing there a long time trying to choose just one colour out of the four available (the lady told me there are more coming soon!). If I remember rightly there were two more shimmer shades and two matte so I went for one of each. 

Wow my hand looks such a different colour!! I promise you - I haven't edited these at all! I think I only have Radiant Rose on my hand in the picture on the left as I was testing lighting but it really shows the shine factor!

I got Pristine Nude (more tan / matte colour, this does give a more 'nude' colour to the lips and is perfect for when you aren't wearing much make up and just want a simple look) and Radiant Rose (shimmery, very high shine without being over-powering pale pink, I would say that it doesn't really give a pigmented colour on the lips as much as it gives shine and a pretty look)

I love these, you do have to reapply them throughout the day if you want to keep the colour/shine but they look super pretty and I wear them all the time. The packaging is simple and nice, the applicator is a good shape and applies well and £7.99 isn't too much of a purse busting price really. There are so many cheap lip glosses out there but I think this is worth the price and I can't wait for more colours because I'll definitely be thinking about getting more! I think my next lip gloss purchase may have to be a Tanya Burr one though... Any recommendations?! I quite fancy a red lip gloss? My only red is getting a little old...

Em x

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Winter Favourites YouTube!

I filmed this early March I think and totally meant for it to be my Feb Favourites but looking back and considering that I only uploaded it the other day it definitely became my winter favourites and that's okay because I did love them all through those winter months! :)

I hope you like it!
Em x

Oh and let's all cheer because this is my 50th blog post! Yay! <3 font="">

Happy Light :) || Bourjois Haul Product One

I did a little shopping the other day and bought a few make up items from Bourgois... I'm going to do a series of a few short posts about each!

The first that I'm going to show you is Happy Light - Luminous Serum Primer.

The first thing that called out to me was that I was sure I'd seen someone talking positively about this in a YouTube video and I'm sure it was Tanya Burr. I trust her views so I thought that this was probably quite a good product to try even at it's price of £10.99!

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Haircare: Aussie Dual Personality Serum

I love hair serums, honestly I think they are amazing. Especially for my hair type (which I'd call a bit mad and curly, and it gets dry at the ends) they are fantastic and because of this I like to try new ones out. I've loved my Argan Oil and I still do use it but I wanted something especially for coloured hair. Colouring your hair is super damaging as you'll probably already know and so it's important to treat your hair extra nicely if you're going to be shoving chemicals onto it every few weeks/months. 

I must say, usually Aussie products and my hair don't get on. I used their shampoos and conditioner for a while and my hair was impossible. I ended up giving it to my mum who quite liked it. I know so many people who are fans of this brand I decided that I'd give it another go with something else. I'm really glad I did!

A couple of pumps, run through my hair when it's wet and it's so much easier to brush and detangle and then it drys without nearly as much frizz as without. I have a couple of other products I use too but I've used this alone many times and I love it. It does make my hair shine and it's hard to tell how much it helps protect my coloured hair but from what I can tell it is great. It smells nice too, which I presume is the Australian Jojoba Seed Oil. 

The final thing I love about this product is that it can be used on wet or dry hair. That was my main criteria when looking for a serum. I like to be able to carry one serum that does everything. 

Em x

Thursday, 6 February 2014

OOTDs - Birthday House Parties!!

This was a couple of weeks ago but I loved this outfit as it contrasts with what I usually wear. Unless it's a plain black dress I can't remember the last time I wore monochrome but I picked up these leggings in the New Look sale and I borrowed the top from my housemate (it's from River Island). I even dug out my only pair of heels (black wedges). Unfortunately I totally didn't decide to wear them till after the photos! You can tell Emilie was in hers though from the high camera angle - love it :)
The necklace is also a sale find - Accessorize, it's super pretty and girly.