10 February 2014

REVLON COLOURBURST LACQUER IN VIVACIOUS




When Revlon came out with a brand new line of these pretty little things I must admit I was rather excited. After the release of their Lip Butters (which are amazing) a couple of years ago I had high hopes for the new line of balms.

Vivacious is a warm pinky red shade with a highly pigmented balmy texture and a lovely sheen. I can see this becoming a favourite in Spring and Summer. It comes in the form of a chubby pencil which makes application more precise than a regular lipstick type bullet. It has a light peppermint scent which I'm not quite sure whether I like yet as I was hoping for a similar scent to the butters as that was lovely.

Overall I am pretty impressed with this one!


Have you tried these? What did you think? Any shade recommendations?

7 February 2014

WHAT'S IN MY BAG


I don't even remember when I last did one of these and I always love seeing what everyone else carries around with them. I have a tendency to carry mostly junk and things I don't need around with me but this is a relatively new bag (from next) so it hasn't got to Mary Poppins depth yet.


GLAMOUR MAGAZINE
One of my favourite magazines, love the compact size. 

ACCU-CHEK BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITOR
I suffer from low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia so I carry this in case I need to check my glucose levels.

ELOISE'S CROCHET OWL HAT
This was a few pounds off eBay and I just think it's so cute! I almost wish I had one for myself although I'm not sure I could pul it off quite like my daughter.

SOAP & GLORY LIP BALM
I think every girl carries a lip balm in her handbag but Eloise has pinched this at some point as there are some tell tale mini finger marks in it…

CADBURY'S FREDDO
I always pop in some form of sugar if I'm going out in case I get caught out with my blood sugar levels.

CLUB BAR
Same as the above. Eloise normally claims one more times than not.

NIVEA KIDS SUN LOTION
Not really sure why this is in here yet because here in the UK it's been nothing but rain and wind for months and I can't remember what the sun looks like. 

KEYS
Just boring old keys with a tonne of key rings attached. Oh, and a Tesco clubcard.

INSTAGRAM PRINTS
I love these polaroid prints! I am currently working on a polaroid wall in my room of all the photos on my instagram - geegardner91 if anyone wants to follow me.

TEN POUND NOTE
Pretyy self explanatory. I never usual carry cash because I just end up spending it just to get rid of it. I much prefer good old plastic.

HAIR TIES
I love these style of hair ties, they're much kinder to my hair and leave less of a kink to it once I take them out. PLus they come in so many lovely designs.

BATH & BODY WORKS GHOUL FRIEND ANTI BAC 
Got to have my anti back with me. I either have gel or wipes. 

 SOAP & GLORY HAND GEL
Not really sure why I need two hand sanitisers in my bag but two is better than none.

APPLE HEADPHONES
Just bog standard Apple headphones that came with my iPhone. Nothing interesting really.

ONE DIRECTON ONE MOMENT PERFUME SAMPLE 
I prefer to carry perfume samples rather than a bottle because I'm always afraid of breaking it. Not only that it's so much lighter.

CHANEL LIPSTICK
This isn't actually meant to be in here. I have a feel in it either fell off my desk into my bag or somebody small put it in there.

FILM CANISTER
I recently started using disposable cameras which I'm loving so much! I really love having printed photos to look at because it's always so much nicer to see something in the flesh father than on a computer screen or phone I think.

CATH KIDSTON TISSUES
I have had these in my handbag for ages and haven't used them because they're so pretty! Ha, I'm totally sad like that.

ANNA SUI PURSE
I've had this for years now and it's looking a bit worse for wear. About time I invested in a new one really.

BENEFIT HOOLA
Another mystery product that wasn't meant to be in here...

4 February 2014

Valentine's Day // Lush Prince Charming



Oh. My. Gosh. Can I just stop and say that this is perhaps my most favourite thing ever right now! I don;t think I have loved a LUSH scent as much as this one since Happy Blooming (LUSH if you're reading this pretty please with cherries on bring that back)! Can you tell I'm excited?!

Prince Charming is one of the limited edition valentines offerings from LUSH. It smells, and I kid you not, JUST like Fry's Turkish Delight. You know, the one covered in chocolate. Mostly the turkish delight than the chocolate but my goodness this is amazing. Not really sure where the pomegranate or marshmallow root is because it literally smells like they squished up a load of turkish delight and put it in the bottle. It lathers well, scent lingers for just the right amount of time and I just feel like I'm in a massive turkish delight box when I use it.

Only thing I don't like is that it's limited edition and I will more than likely forget to stock up before it's gone.




2 February 2014

Products I've Used Up #1


I don't think I've ever done an empties blog post before, mostly because I'm completely rubbish at finishing an entire product up and just end up with a bunch of half full lotions and potions hanging about the place. I actually ran completely out of shampoo the other week. That NEVER happens. I usually have at least 3 on the go at once so just goes to show I've been really good with using everything (some) up.

Anyway, enough of the rambling introduction! Here's what I used up:

HERBAL ESSENCES TOUSLE ME SOFTLY SHAMPOO

I love Herbal Essences, I find that if I'm ever stuck choosing what shampoo to buy I tend to go for one of their variations. This on it Tousle Me Softly which is intended for wavy hair, mines pretty straight on the whole but I guess it does have a slight wave to it…maybe. I really loved this, it smells amazing and left my hair feeling super soft and easy to manage. I would probably buy this one again but as you have so much choice with Herbal Essences I do like to switch it up a bit.

SOAP & GLORY CLEAN GIRLS BODY WASH

I adore this scent, it reminds me a bit of Lacoste Touch of Pink which I loved back in college. It leaves a lovely lingering scent to the skin for a good while after. It is a beautiful pearlescent pink colour which feels lovely and creamy but lathers well and also makes for a good bubble bath. I will definitely buy this again.

VO5 GIVE ME MOISTURE SHAMPOO

First of all VO5 products tend to be on offer quite a lot in supermarkets and drugstores so they are well worth getting your hands on, if I remember correctly this huge bottle was only about £2 from Tesco. I really liked this shampoo, it smells like apples to me and does just what it says. My hair always looks shiny and hydrated after using this. It does build up on your hair a bit so a bit of a mix up once a week would probably keep that at bay.

ONE MOMENT BODY WASH

This came in a set when I bought One Directions perfume and it smells just like it. It's not particularly moisturising or anything it just scents your skin with a lovely sweet, girly scent with a hint of citrus.

NIVEA STRESS PROTECT DEODORANT

Not the most glamorous of products but this studs seriously lasted ages. At least a few months. Smells quite fresh and possibly unisex. I suffer from quite bad anxiety so the fact it says it provides "extra protection in stressful situations" appealed to me and well, it works.

SOAP & GLORY SUGAR CRUSH BODY WASH

First of all I hated the smell of this and then it almost because nostalgic and then I loved it and now I don't like it again. Not really sure why but it's a sweet lime scent with a hint of almond to it. Incredibly moisturising and as with most S&G products the scent lingers on the skin so you can smell yummy for longer.

HERBAL ESSENCES HELLO HYDRATION CONDITIONER

I adore adore adore this scent, I'm not really one for strong coconut products but this is somehow softer and with something else added in there scent wise that makes it oh so amazing. It's super hydrating and you hair is guaranteed to smell amazing after. This is a scent I have loved for a good 4 years now and is definitely a must try if you haven't already.

Have you tried any of these? What did you think?