Tuesday, 24 April 2012

#134 - mini haul

 Just a couple of little bits I picked up whilst exchanging some jeggings in Primark - has anyone else noticed that their jeggings sizes are really odd as of late? I picked up a size 8 in black and a size 6 in blue, the size 6 were bigger than the 8! It might just be my Primark with a dodgy batch, but it really annoyed me. Thankfully managed to swap both pairs for a size 10, so my legs are no longer being strangled.

(also apologies if the photos look a tad overexposed, I tried to fix it in PS but had no such luck)

I ran out of my current foundation (Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hr) and saw this as the perfect opportunity to try out the new Bourjois one. Boots currently have it on offer for just £6.99 so it's a steal. I have only tried it out this morning, but I really like it. It covers all red marks, the coverage is about medium but buildable, smells lovely and the colour is perfect for me, which with only five or six shades to choose from, is something I was a little weary about.

I have actually finished my first bottle of Catwalk Couture as I've worn it non-stop the last few months; as it's Fast Finish it is really quick drying, only needing one coat for it to be opaque.

I got Pink Lemonade purely because I thuoght I would be a cute pastel shade for the Summer.
I picked up a floral/Hawaiian top for just £6 as I needed another top to wear in work, this is perfect.
I saw these dresses on Emily's blog, and knew I had to get at least one. so I got two... to be honest I would have gotten three if my local Primark had had the blue one in stock, maybe next time, at £6 a pop I can afford to look slightly mental buying the same dress three times :P
They do come up a little short though, so I may go back and swap them for a size 10 if it is longer at all. Don't really fancy unkowingly flashing people in the Summer.
I spotted the spotty number (I'm so hilarious) as soon as I minced into the shop, it's my ideal Summer dress - spotty, no sleeves, mid-thigh length and the material's very light and stretchy - all for a tenner, I could not and did not want to put it back down. Jack also really likes it which is always a Brucey bonus!

I'm currently sat in my comfy pants, with a cuppa, attempting to stream a half-decent copy of The Hunger Games before I have my tea. I did go and see it the other week with Hope, it was bloody brilliant and certain scenes were exactly like I imagined when reading the book. Cannot wait for the second one to be released next year.

Monday, 23 April 2012


After seeing every blogger and their dog rave about this face cleanser for the last few months, I did sort of think maybe it was just getting hyped up as Bioderma's so hard to find at a good price in the UK.
But my friend Fran informed me that she found it on Ebay for a really good price, so I went and hunted some down.
I was going to buy the original white and pink bottle, but I saw that Sammi from Beauty Crush featured the Bioderma for combination/oily skin, called Bioderma Sebium H2O. I tracked down a seller that had it for the cheapest price, but she wanted £5 for shipping, from Berkshire :| No way Jose!
I finally found a girl who was selling two of the 250ml bottles for £11, free shipping. Never have I clicked "Buy Now" so fast in my life!

They arrived within three days of purchase, safely packaged and both bottles were sealed up, as you'd expect from any good seller. I can't for the life of me find the girl's Ebay shop, it has somehow disappeared from my History, but if I do find it I will pop a link in somewhere round here!

I was sort of expecting this cleanser to be alright, nothing special, but I think I was wrong. Now I've only been using it for maybe five days now, but I use it after I wash my face both morning and night, and I can already see a huge difference in my skin.
My pores are so much smaller and less noticeable, my chin has been quite bad lately and I've had a horrible breakout, but the Bioderma seems to have shrunk and dried them out, but not left my skin feeling horrible and tight.

 It will take my a good while to get through both bottles, but I hope to see it help clear my skin completely in the long run - may seem a tad optimistic, but I'll hope for the best!
If you are looking to purchase this but haven't got any way of buying it from France (whether it be you're going there on holiday or you know someone that lives there) just search on Ebay, but click the drop down bar by the search bar to clikc "Lowest price first" that way you'll see who's selling it the cheapest and the shipping should be cheap, if not free!

 I'll definitely do an update on this after a month or so, I have high hopes for it as seen above :)

Have you tried Bioderma yet? Or do you think it's just another hyped up product?

Thursday, 12 April 2012


Well this has been a long time coming; an outfit post from me in what I can only assume has been months, slap my wrist! I have today's outfit for you as I came home from Jack's a few hours ago, really liked my attire so thought I may aswell bite the bullet and show you guys :)

Top - Lyzi's blog sale, Skirt - H&M, Belt - New Look, Ring - Topshop
Necklace - H&M, Various bracelets, Nails - Models Own Disco Mix

I bought this anchor top from blog sale lovely Lyzi was holding a good few months ago for a bargainous price. I already have a dress in similar material, but I saw it in top form and had to have it. Why I've only just gotten round to posting about it I really don't know, as I wear it a lot, so comfy and cute!
I'm also slightly in love with the ring and necklace I'm wearing. I love the aztec trend especially in jewellery, and I couldn't resist this stag head necklace, especially for just £3.99!
I also don't know why I look rather tanned in some photos and then whiter than white in others; I blame the blasted clouds! I know I'm not the only one who wishes is was just lovely and sunny all the time instead of being a mixed bag!

Monday, 9 April 2012

#131 - April Project 10 Pan

I know I haven't been doing any outfit posts recently, but I promise you I do still have a face!
I have just been so busy with my new(ish) job and then catching up on my beloved sleep.
I have been working as a Cocktail Waitress at an awesome Hawaiian/Tiki bar in town called Aloha. It is the definition of Tiki, and I bloody love it! It's really, really hard work but so worth it :)

S&G's The Daily Smooth - I have had this for just under a year now and have about half left. I found myself reaching for it this past week so figured I might as well finish it off! It has a lovely smell and it works really well at moisturising particularly dry skin.

S&G's hair Supply (travel size) - Let me just say I am not a fan of this product. I don't feel it nourishes my hair as much as other hair conditioners, even when I've left it on for 10 mins. It makes my hair feel greasy after washing, so I hid it for as long as I could. But with my drawers looking pretty full again I might as well just use it on days I'm not doing much and don't need my hair to look its best. So perfect for coursework days when I'm stuck at my desk going mad!

Original Source Tea Tree & Mint shampoo - I used to use this everytime I washed my hair for about three years, until I tried the Loreal Elvive Triple Resist range and have been using that every single time. But this bad boy smells amazing, so fresh and revitalising. It makes my hair feel and look so clean and I feel when I use it I have to wash my hair less often. Always a winner in my eyes!

Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream in Fairy Cake? - I'm unsure of the colour name as the label peeled off when I was removing those stupid security stickers Superdrug put on everything; I bloody hate those things, bane of my life!
But even though I love this colour and how it looks on me, I don't wear this often enough, so I'm determined to use it more this month, even though we're destined to have typical April weather.

Lush Tea Tree Water - I was recommended this by someone with similar skin to my own (combination/oily) and was an eager beaver to give it a try, but it didn't wow me. It did refine my pores and help get rid of spots quicker, so I feel if I use it up then I can make a more accurate decision on whether I like it or not.

Tresemme Naturals shampoo - Bought this last year for my holiday and only used half of it, shoved it in a drawer and left it alone. It did really well in cleaning and strengthening my hair (which is what it claims to do!) so i enjoyed using it, but I do like trying out different products.

TBS lip balm in wild cherry - This smells amazing, I love cherry scented things, which is probably what drew me into buying this pot of pointless but lovely smelling stuff. It does not do much for my lips the same way Carmex does, but it does moisturise them well enough. I have half left so I may as well use it, if only for the smell, nom!

Various Montagne Jeunesse face masks - I have about eight or nine of these hidden about in my room, as I tend to spot new ones in my local Home Bargains, buy a handful and then use one and forget about the rest. They are really good, especially for the price (they're no more than £1.50 in Home Bargain) and leave my skin lovely and smooth, so I'll be cracking out a cheeky pamper night more often during April!

What products are you trying to use up in April?
Any blog posts please leave me a link as I love reading posts like this :)

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

#130 - March Empties

Quite a fair amount of empty products from March, a few that I mentioned in my latest Project 10 Pan post, but some others I found lurking in my drawer that I wanted to use up before buying an alternative.

Sudocrem - Cannot fault this product, it's brilliant for spots, rashes, marks previous spots have left, just any general irritations your skin may have. I love they brought out this handy tube sometime last year, soo much easier than the tubs as I can have it in my bag when I'm travelling.

Lush's Mask of Magnaminty - I bought this about three months ago on the recommendation of the lovely shop assistant as I was after a mask that would help reduce the oil on my face, clear my skin up in general and sort out the dreaded pores on my nose. I love this mask, I'm going to repurchase it when I'm next out. I use it two times a week, maybe more if my skin needs it, and it deeply cleanses my skin leaving it feeling refreshed and squeaky clean, but not tight. The ground Aduki beans and Evening Primrose seeds allow for a gentle but effective exfoliation, reducing the amount of time you need to spend washing your face!
If you have oily/combination skin please try it, you won't be disappointed! And it lasts for ages as it doesn't need to be kept in the fridge.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter lip balm - A basic I picked up in one of Boot's 3 for 2 offers a while ago, but it's actually switched me from my beloved Carmex, to this sneaky sod. It's really moisturising, smells amazing and it heals and stops my lips from being chapped and horrible.

S&G's The Righteous Butter - I've already raved about this item before so I won't go on, but it's a brilliant moisturiser, really good for dry skin such as elbows, knees and heels.

Tresemme Split Remedy Hair Intense Recovery Masque - I bought this on a whim about four months ago when I was looking for a new deep treatment and spotted this was buy one get one free. Now I'm under no illusions and do not think this will repair my split ends; the only thing for that is a good chop! But this makes my hair so soft, so manageable, easier to style, and it makes my split ends less noticable which is a big plus. I tend to wash my hair and cover it in this, stick my hair turban on and leave it in for about an hour, so my hair can really soak it up. Another alternative is I coat my hair in this the night before I wash it and leave it in over night. You wash it the next day and have amazing feeling/looking hair. It's not too expensive either, worth a try!

Loreal Super Liner Carbon Gloss - I think every blogger and their cat uses this liner! But it is my favourite one yet, super black without having to layer it up, quick drying and the nib is the easiest one I've used so far. my only gripe is that it's not very water-proof, so if your eyes water in the wind or you have hayfever, this won't necessarily last long. But I think having a primer underneath helps its longevity.
I'm going to try out the S&G liquid liner next, as I love their kohl liner already!

Aussie 3MM Frizz Remedy - An old faithful, the Aussie 3MM's are something I always have in my drawer but don't always reach for, but when I do I always wonder why I leave them alone so much. It is fantastic and makes my hair really soft and lovely, makes me want to swish my hair around like one of those ridiculous TV ads!

S&G Scrub Em & Leave Em - I hate to end the post on a negative, but I do not like this scrub. I got it as part of a set at Christmas, and was looking forward to trying it out as I've been in love with S&G's Flake Away for over two years now. But this did not exfoliate my skin that well, it was hard to rinse off and it left my skin feeling sticky, like there was a thin film covering it. I'm disappointed as this is the only S&G product I've tried and disliked. But I'm happy I finished it off as I wasn't prepared to just chuck it out, I'm pretty stubborn like that.

What products have you used up this Month? Any gems I should try out for April? :)