Monday, 1 September 2014

Nails Of The Week | Manicure Monday

So today is the first day of September, which officially means that Summer is over and we are heading towards Autumn. So, I jumped straight in with my first Autumn nail polish, a new release (I think) by Rimmel that my Mum kindly bought for me during the weekend. 
I can't quite decide what colour to call this nail polish, it's like a blackish brown, but with shades of green through it in natural light, then subtle gold glitter running through it. All I know is that I have nothing in my collection quite like it and that it makes my hands look really, really pale.

On my nails:

Models Own - 5 In 1 Top & Base Coat
Rimmel Salon Pro - Saturn

What do you think of my NOTW? Would you wear it? Let me know in the comments!


Sunday, 31 August 2014

August Favourites

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Perfume

As excited as I am for Autumn, I am sad that I'll have to put away my beloved bottle of Bronze Goddess for another year. So, this month I was using it as much as possible before then. It is my ultimate Summer scent, I did a full review (here) if you want to read it, but I really recommend trying it next year.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

The most underrated palette of the Naked collection, the Basics palette contains six gorgeous matte eyeshadows. I've been going for a more simple eye make-up look recently, so these matte eyeshadows are perfect for the job.

Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant +

The original version of this has probably got to be a beauty bloggers favourite. I personally love them both, but I bought this a while back just to see what the difference was. Just like the original, it makes my skin so smooth and red marks and blemish marks are reduced, just much faster.

Rimmel Wonder'Full Mascara

Like I mentioned above, I'm going for a much more simple, natural eye make-up look at the minute and this mascara is perfect at achieving a 'my lashes but better look'. I did a full review of this mascara recently (here) if you want to read why it made it's way into my August Favourites.

Burts Bees Coconut & Pear Lip Balm

Lip balms are something I have a lot of, but when something contains coconut, I'm instantly sucked in. I've been using this lip balm during the day and it does the most wonderful job at keeping my lips hydrated and soft throughout the entire day. It also smells and tastes incredible as well.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

This month I finished reading 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' by Stephen Chbosky and I absolutely loved it. So much so, that when I finished it that night, I watched the film the next day. As usual, the film does not compare to the book. In the book, you get to know the characters, particularly Charlie, so much better. I really recommend it if you want something to curl up with come the Autumn months and I hope Stephen Chbosky writes some more books in the future.

Primark Bracelets

I've featured these dinky little bracelets on my Primark Haul, saying that I loved mixing little bracelets together recently. I've been loving wearing these three together, I've got so much wear out of them as they just look so cute and match with the majority of my outfits.

Chloe Howl

This month was the month that I discovered singer 'Chloe Howl'. I'd never heard of her before, but she came up as an advert before a Youtube video and I was instantly drawn to her unique styles and catchy songs. I've been particularly loving 'No Strings' and 'Disappointed'. 
Also, an honourable mention must be given to Ben Howard's new song ''I Forget Where We Were' and Taylor Swift's new song "Shake It Off", I can't wait for their new albums to be released!

What do you think of my August Favourites? Do you have any favourites? Let me know in the comments!


Friday, 29 August 2014

Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

You've probably heard a lot about this face mask in the blogging world recently, there has been a lot of hype around it with fans including Lily Pebbles, Vivianna Does Makeup and Amelia Liana, which made me even more determined to try it out. 
On a recent browse through Boots, I was determined to find the full size version of this, but then I saw the sachet size, which I didn't even know existed and I thought I'd be better off trying it first. If you've read a few of my blog posts this month you'll know that my skin has been on a weird temper tantrum, so I was excited to try this out because it had such good reviews. So that night I popped this face mask on, made myself a (very) large cup of tea and watched some Breaking Bad.
Upon application, it was love. I love using self-heating masks, even if it's doing absolutely nothing to my skin, it feels as if it's doing something because of the warmth on my skin. Does that make sense? I found this mask to warm a lot very quickly, so if you don't like self-heating masks then this probably won't be for you, but it gets two thumbs up from me.
Not only is the application lovely, but it actually does what it's supposed to. I found my skin to be much less congested, clearer and blemishes were reduced. My skin even appeared a little brighter in the morning. 
My skin is a lot better now, almost healed up completely and I think it's been a combination of this and The Body Shop's Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash (review here) that has helped it come back to normality. All I did was cleanse my skin using the Cool & Creamy Wash, applied this for around 5 minutes and then removed it with warm water and a muslin cloth.
I've used the entire sachet now, however I did get around 5 generous uses out of it, so that's pretty good value for money considering it was only £3, perfect if you want to try it without committing to the full size just yet. But be warned, you'll be buying the full size in no time.

What do you think of the Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask? Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments!

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