Sunday, 23 September 2012

Beauty Haul. Uno.

I intended this month to be a gentle month money wise. But after today, that clearly will not be the case. Three days after payday and I've already hit the shops. I justify this because I need these things. *cough*. ANYWAY.  My first point of call was next, with Autumn literally on our doorstep I figured it was time to buy myself a new jumper/cardigan. My mum pointed this beaut out to me.

It's lovely and warm, the texture is just so comfy. I sometimes find that some knitwear can make my skin itch, but I didn't seem to have any sort of reaction when I tried it on. The best bit was that I bought it in the size down than normal! Which I hope means that all these trip to the gym are FINALLY paying off. 

I finally took up the courage to go to a makeup counter to get myself some new make up. I've been putting it off for weeks, knowing that it was going to cost me a bomb and the fact that I get a little nervous when someone gets up close and personal with my skin. However, the lady that served me was really lovely and helped me out with getting the products that is best suited for my skin colour and type. This picture indicates how amazing my skin looked after she had finished applying the foundation, concealer and blusher. I don't really wear a lot of make up, but when I do on a day to day basis I want it look natural. I'm not a fan of wearing foundation that is a shade too dark and leaves a line of the side of my face/neck. But that's just down to personal opinion. Either way I bought makeup that was close to my skin type. The concealer is just fantastic. The genes in me, means that I naturally have dark circles under my skin - whether I'm tired or not. I also have quite narrow eyes, so I have to be careful with the amount of eye liner I wear. So as the picture demonstrates I have no dark cycles! My eyes look a lot bigger and brighter. I just look healthy, which is a bonus considering I'm just getting over my cold. :) 


The last place I visited was boots for some new shampoo for my hair. I generally without fail, go for Aussie shampoo. It just seems to improve and keep my health nice, shiny and heathy. As I walked in I noticed that there was a sale, 3for 2. YES. Perfect timing. I bought my normal Aussie products for my hair which I love. However, usually when I go to the gym (I try and go 3/4 times a week), I literally have to wash my hair every single time. My hair is extremely important to me. I have tried very hard not to get into the habit of washing my hair every day. I hate greasy hair with a passion. With this in mind, I've always bought every day shampoo by Aussie for obvious reasons. But felt that it was maybe time for a small change (and a slightly cheaper option). After many recommendations on bbloggers, I have decided to try out the VO5 revive me daily. I hope that this shall be as much of a success as I have been informed and will be testing it for the first time tomorrow after work :D 

 I also bought this, Vo5 treat me right for my hair; mainly because there was the 3-4-2 offer on. So will see how this goes :) Has anyone else tried this product?

Hope everyone else has/is having a lovely sunday :)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Pass me the butter...

I'm not going to lie, I love Lush's bath bombs. In fact, if I could get away with it I'm sure I would have a bath bomb ever. single. day. No joke. I haven't been able to afford any lush stuff in months, so at the beginning of August, when I got paid I went straight into lush. I bought two things: 
1.) Dragon's Egg - Release the beast (Colour change; glittery; uplifting). I bought it for the fact that it sounded amazing, but when I popped it into my bath I had completely forgotten that it had glitter in it. Well, when I stepped out of my bath I looked like a glitter ball and so did my bed the next morning. So I guess, yes, it did deliver on improving my mood. It also smelt delicious too and my skin still smelt lovely the next morning alongside the glitter. I would definitely use this product again, maybe before a night out. To give that sparkly edge. Maybe.

 2.) Butterball - Fizzy Vanilla Musk Bomb. (Both photos). One of the main reasons I bought this was the fact that it had the words 'cocoa butter'. I could literally eat the stuff. Smelt absolutely GORGEOUS. As you can see it had some extras involved which surprised me as it buzzed around my bath. When I stepped into my bath I could already feel how it'd made the water feel, almost silky. It almost made my skin feel super smooth and continued to do so for a while after. 

I love everything about lush. To it's political stance, to it's forgiving packaging to the fact the products always live up to expectations. Will 100% be going back to buy these again.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Review - Face mask #no1

One of my favourite pass times is relaxing with a good face mask. More than usual, me and my skin get on so decided to treat it, I bought this on a whim whilst in Asda, waiting to be served. Pretty sure it cost less than £1.50 so nothing that will break the bank.

I always try and find the peel off types, not sure why but I have preference for those type of face masks. I actually think I've bought these ones before but a long time ago and whilst using this I remember why I haven't bought it in a long time. The packaging in which the product comes makes it pretty difficult to get the liquid out unless you cut right down to the bottom. I was hoping that a little squeeze on either side would push it open, but it's fair to say that all it did was squish everything together and make it in possible to see how much I had left; unless I got both hands dirty.

I did this a couple of nights ago and from what I remember there wasn't much of a nice smell to it. Which I was disappointed about. The liquid/syrupy stuff was easy to apply once you had managed to get it out of the packet. Left on for 20 minutes, some other areas needed 30 minutes & then I got fed up with waiting. Peeled off easily. Left my skin feeling very smooth that day and the day after. So for that it worked quite well.

Would I buy it again? Maybe. It's something I would buy providing I couldn't find anything else. Has anyone else tried this?

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Emotional Dream.

I've just watched the 'Make me a midwife'. 

The second episode of The Midwives that has been playing on BBC2. I've never had such an emotional reaction to a TV programme. I was absolutely terrified, elated and excitied. Lately I have been having doubts about whether or not I would be able to do it. The amount of responsibility as a midwife is huge. The work load is massive and the course itself is just hard work. I do wonder if I have the ability to make it - even if I were to get onto the course.

But watching that programme has just confirmed that being a midwife is just what I want to do. More than anything in the world. I just can't explain the reaction I just got. But wow. It makes me want to get up and work on my personal statement and apply right now. But I'm not going to rush anything, the worst thing that could happen is if I didn't get it. Because this is everything to me.