Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Current Beauty Favourites

I've been really enjoying using a few products lately, so much so that I think they deserve a blogpost. There's nothing fancy here, just some simple products that I've been reaching for every day.

Loreal Gentle Eye Make Up Remover.
I really like this offering from Loreal for removing my eye make up. All I have to do is soak a cotton pad in the remover and it removes all of my eye make up with ease. It's very gentle and doesn't sting or irritate my skin. It's also suitable for contact lens wearers which I thought was worth mentioning. It's a simple product that does it's job well, I shall definitely be repurchasing.

Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream
I never thought I would be blogging about this but I have developed a genuine love for it. I blogged a while ago about my winter skin woes, and how the Avene Rich Recovery Cream was helping to moisturise my seriously dry skin. Unfortunately my skin continued to worsen with the bad weather, and I just could not get rid of the patches of dry and flaky skin on my face. I used up all of my Avene Cream in no time and just couldn't justify the expense with going through it at such a fast rate. On a complete whim I picked this up in my local supermarket, and I'm not being dramatic when I say I havn't looked back since. I was going to get a the original Nivea in the blue tub, but went for this as it specifically said "face" on the tub (I always feel weird about putting a body cream on my face, not sure why....) I use it in the morning and at night and my skin has never been as soft. It's an inexpensive boring product, but it's super moisturising, doesn't break me out, you get loads of it and it has made a huge difference in in the quality of my skin, and that for me makes it worth mentioning.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation
One of the best foundations I've used in a very long time. The list of positive things I could say about this product is endless, but I'll attempt to keep it brief. It gives the most gorgeous finish on the skin, doesn't break me out, or break the bank. It's a light but build-able coverage foundation that isn't heavy on the skin, is easy to apply and blends like a dream. The shade matches my skin perfectly, (52 Vanilla) it isn't drying and lasts for most of the day. I absolutely love this foundation and would highly recommend it.  

Models Own Juicy Jules
Quite possibly my favourite glitter polish to date. If you love glitter and you don't own this nail polish, you need it. It is quite simply the perfect holographic glitter polish. Easy to apply, looks great alone or over the top of another polish, and only costs a fiver. What more could you ask for? A slight movement of your fingers in the light casts a rainbow of holographic glitter across your nails *happy sigh* It is however extremely difficult to photograph so I've included a couple of out of focus shots to try and get across the true intensity of the glitter in the right light. It is like a little party in a nail polish and I love it.

What are your current beauty favourites?

Monday, 20 February 2012

Monday Summary

1. I've finally got around to reading the Hunger Games and so far I'm absolutely loving it. The aim is to read it before the film comes out next month.

2. I also picked up Company magazine yesterday with Zooey Deschanel on the cover. I love the new look of the magazine, and I love Zooey Deschanel even more so it's a winning combination really. I can't wait to relax and read it this evening with a nice cuppa.

3. I got the most adorable Converse ever for Valentines Day. They are pink and spotty and I can not wait for spring to arrive so I can wear them. They are actually a much lighter shade of pink than in the photo, they're more of a baby pink. I also got some black ones which I have already worn to death so havn't photographed haha. You can't beat black converse with black jeans for those days when you can't be bothered.

4. I finally ordered my new bike a couple of weeks ago. I was debating on either the pink Pashley Poppy or the cream Pashley Britannia. After riding both of the bikes the Britannia (shown in picture above) was definitely the one for me. I've wanted a new bike for almost 2 years now, so as you can imagine I can't wait for it to arrive for my birthday next month. It seems rather fitting to leave you with some of the pretty bike photos I've collected whilst longing for a pretty bike of my very own. I have visions of balmy summer evenings riding home after a perfect picnic in the park. What a dreamer...


Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Quite simply a collection of photos that have been building up over the last few weeks and a combination of things that make me happy. Sorry for the lack of blogposts lately, it seems I have so much to write about and so little time to actually get them written down these days. I've got a list as long as my arm and so many photos ready to go for post's I want to do but at the moment I just can't seem to find the time. I think I need to start getting up earlier in the mornings to allow more time to get things done during the day. This could prove difficult considering the fact that I hate struggle with rising early... Not long until the weekend :) 
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