Monday, 30 September 2013

Exfoliating - Michael Todd - Tropical Fruit Enzyme Exfoliant Scrub

So I have a new love in my little skin care world.
My best friend Suzy has introduced me to a brand that I had not heard of before and following her rave reviews both verbally and within the blogosphere (here) I have been completely drawn in and I have spent an absolute fortune.
I figured that there would be little point in only trying one aspect of the Michael Todd range, when, upon perusing their products, I wanted to try everything. Check the website out yourself here. I feel that it is hard not to be drawn in.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Hand Cream - Sharing the Soap and Glory Love

I absolutely love Soap and Glory.

I was introduced to the brand Soap and Glory and specifically this hand cream, by my future Mother in Law. This hand cream is one of her favourites and between us, there must be around 6 or 7 tubes of this around the house. Since my first use, I have absolutely loved this Soap and Glory hand cream and I truthfully am yet to find a hand cream that I prefer. This is just perfect.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Hair Masks - L'Oreal Elvive Triple Resist Mask

I popped into town today  with my fiancĂ©, to buy a few bits and whilst I was browsing, I decided that I wanted to purchase a new hair mask. I have tried a couple, but never really stuck to one specific brand, as I don't use them very often, so I didn't have anything specific in mind.
We went into Bodycare, I always manage to get my essentials (like cotton face pads) from here and I had a peep around to see what was on offer.
There were very few to choose from in there, but I wasn't overly concerned on choice and I picked this up and read the packaging - it fit the bill and I made the purchase. Also, the smell is just lovely.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Weddings - Being a Bridesmaid...

So, some of you may have come across the fact that I am getting married (eventually...).
By way of background, my fiancé and I have been together for 9 1/2 years and we got engaged in October last year. We were only 16 when we started seeing each other and still at high school.
Mark and I have agreed that we will wait until we have bought our house and done some other grown up stuff - as in waiting for me to sort my career out (which will be completed next year!!) before we tie the knot. Not ideal - I have had wedding fever for the last 6 years (MINIMUM!). So the fun with planning continues for us, albeit this kind of also being on hold until next year.. It simply means that we get to revel in the planning a little longer. YAY!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Samples - Who doesn't love a freebie? (Benefit, E45, Clarins, Belle Pierre, Estee Lauder, Olay, Alpha H)

I don't know about you, but I LOVE samples. As you can see from the photo, I have collected quite a few. These are just from the last 6-8 weeks.
I find that this is one this that Beauty Bloggers would love to have more of, to be able to try products before investing in them and spending hard earned cash on them, when you don't know whether 1 - they will agree with your skin and 2 - whether you will actually like and feel benefit from them.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Cleanliness - Cleaning Make Up Brushes

So I have now filled you all in on the wonders that are my make up brushes (I absolutely love them).
Given my constant use of these brushes, I need to ensure that they are clean and fresh for use on my skin. Any beauty blogger will understand the importance of a clean make up brush! It's just vital! Why apply beautiful products to your skin, if the brushes that you use are dirty and likely to affect your skin... Wasted time!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Real techniques - Starter Set - Eye Brushes

So this is blog 2/3 of my review of make up brushes and this review, is to cover the lovely Real Techniques Starter Set, that contains brushes for your EYES!

The Starter set comes with 5 brushes, all with purple handles and again, a lovely storage case. All brushes are used for various things on the eyes.

I use 3 of the 5 brushes regularly although all do have uses for me, which I like.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

#theSOproject - Concealer

This week #theSOproject (brain child of Steph of Steph'sInsideVoice) will be covering CONCEALER.
This is a pretty dry topic really, I know some people don't use concealer at all, but I however - I LOVE THE STUFF! As a result, I can't guarantee this will be a short post as most expect!
I suffer with dark circles under my eyes - (in my opinion) I'm sure I make myself sound  like I have really dark miserable eyes, but I hope this is not the case. I think that I just make it sound worse because I obsess about it. Anyway,  as a result of my (possibly over the top) fixation, I have tried SO many different concealers over the years, in a hope that I will find one that is right for me and does the job.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Real Techniques - Core Collection

I am sure you have all heard of the Real Techniques make up brushes, created by Sam Chapman, one half of the lovely Pixiwoo, my YouTube No.1.

I must say, I adore Pixiwoo. I watch all of the videos and I talk about Sam and Nic as though I know them personally - sad I know. I think this is because I have spent so much time watching and learning from them. They obviously do not know me and we are not friends - this is sad.

I have gotten side tracked already.  

Sunday, 1 September 2013

New Brands - MUA love

This brand is definitely not new to you all. But to me, it most certainly is. 

As you will know from my last post, this month I was going to try and stay away from any new make up purchases, but.. payday has just been and I have heard so much about this brand and so many positive comments that I couldn't resist. 

Challenges - #BlogYourSocksOffSeptember

So, I saw this hashtag and I was immediately intrigued. So, I stopped by at Jess's blog and I found out all about this lovely little challenge. What a fantastic idea. I was immediately determined to get involved and blog daily for a whole month with Jess and numerous other beauty bloggers alike.

As you are no doubt aware, I am a relatively new blogger and I am so intrigued by this and it is such an excuse to raid my make up bag and review my most loved products.