Friday, 26 October 2012

Fright Night

I thought I'd do a different spin on your average Halloween blogpost. Even if you're not a fan of Halloween, I hope you enjoy this selection of black and white images I spent hours searching for on the internet. Happy Halloween.


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stains

From left to right Honey, Darling, Cherish, Lovesick, Crush, Romantic, Rendezvous

A few weeks ago I received a lovely little parcel from Revlon filled with the Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stains. I've been wanting to try them for ages now, so I was delighted when they arrived. They come in the form of a chubby crayon, and are almost like a lip balm/lip stain hybrid. They do not dry out my lips, and depending on how I'm feeling that day I can either go for one of the lighter shades which give more of a tinted lip balm finish, or one of the more vibrant shades which are much more pigmented. I love the light peppermint fragrance and the soft flush of colour they give to my lips. My favourites have to be Darling, Cherish and Lovesick, although I can't wait to wear Rendezvous in the summer with a tan. Have you tried the Just Bitten Kissable Balms? Which is your favourite?


Monday, 22 October 2012

Autumn days when the grass is jewelled

Autumn really is my favourite season. Bright crisp days, the leaves changing colour, and the crunch of them under your feet.You really can't beat it in my eyes. I had a play with my new lens on Sunday and these photos were the result. After plenty of research into which lens I should add to my kit next, I decided on the Tamron 70-300m telephoto lens. I'm really impressed with it and it allows you to get incredible depth of field (main subject in focus and the background blurry) I got mine from Amazon and I'd really recommend it, it's really affordable and easy to use.

I really hope some of you get today's title reference?  If not it was a hymn we used to sing in assembly at primary school when I was little. It was one of my absolute favourites, and I always feel happy when I remember it. Please tell me at least one of you know's what I'm talking about haha? If you do, go wild and have a sing along below :)


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Boots Hauling

This weekend I went to Boots to stock up on some essentials, and a few other bits and bobs for good measure.

My skincare of choice for some time has been Avene. It took a couple of years to find products that work well for me and now I've found them I remain fiercely loyal. Two things I never deviate from are my Extremely Gentle Cleanser and my Light Hydrating Cream (Rich Recovery Cream in the winter months) I still have some cleanser left but ran out of moisturiser so I hotfooted it to Boots to grab another bottle. They had a 3 for 2 offer on skincare so naturally I had to oblige.
Now this is a bit of a tangent, but I've been having lots of trouble with finding the right eye make up remover for me. I've used various oil based removers and most recently a Garnier Essentials one, but they all seem to give me tiny little milk spots around my eyes. For the last couple of weeks I've been removing my eye make up with wipes, and the milk spots have gone. However, wipes aren't the best thing for taking eye make up off with it, I don't mind it occasionally but they involve a lot of pulling around the eyes which I don't like.
Anyway I got the Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub and the Gentle Eye Make Up remover. I havn't tried the scrub yet but I have tried the eye make up remover. Upon first impressions, it's hard work. It felt like I had to use a lot of the product to remove my make up, and several cotton wool pads later I still didn't feel like it had removed all of my mascara. I will report back on this one, but so far, I don't think its the one for me.

Next up I bought some new shampoo and conditioner, which also happened to be on a 3 for 2. So I picked up a hair mask and thought I'd give that a whirl. I've not tried James Brown products before, I usually use the Label M Honey and Oat range, but I've ran out and needed something quickly. I opted for the Volume Boost range, everyone loves a bit of volume right?

Last but not least I thought I would try one of the new Barry M Gelly Nail Paints. There's only a very limited selection of shades available so I went for Pomegranate  This is extremely similar to my favourite Barry nail polish Raspberry  Its easy to apply, only needs one coat and gives a lovely finish. Please bring out more shades!

And thats it! If you have any tips on my eye make up remover dilemma please let me know in the comments :)
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