Thursday, 31 July 2014

NOTD - Essie Bikini So Teeny

This is my most recent Mani, a shade that i have had in my collection for quite a while now but don't think i have ever shared it.
This polish is a gorgeous soft, pale blue colour with super fine silver shimmers, it applies very evenly and has lasted me 5 days so far and thats without a base and top coat, naughty i know!!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

MEME Box Unboxing and Review

I received my first ever MEME Box and share all my thoughts in this Unboxing Video Here:
Please check it out

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

NOTD: Models Own Beach Bag!!

My absolute love for the Models Own Polish for Tans collection still stands strong, i think i have wore the colours from this collection more than any other lately! They are THE perfect shades for summer, this is the shade
 'beach bag'

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Lime Crime at last!!

I have wanted to try Lime Crime Lipsticks  for as long as I can remember, so when I saw these in a blog sale recently I had to nab them!!

The packaging is gorgeous and the holographic unicorn sits perfectly against the purple shade, there pretty much the same shape as my beloved MAC Lipsticks, just a little fatter and more rounded on the top! 
(10 out of 10 for packaging from me!!)

The shades I picked up are Centrifuschia  and Countessa Fluorescent. 

I'll admit these are not the first choice of shades I would choose but they were such a good price I thought I would take a chance just to try, and honestly, I'm not disappointed! The pigmentation is amazing and they are super creamy and moisturizing!!
I can't wait to try more shades, next on my hit list are Babette, Coquette and Geradium!! 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

GlossyBox UK - July 2014

So the theme of this months box was 'Stars and Stripes' and it came in special edition American Flag style packaging, complete with red and navy packaging inside, very apt for the theme.

I got some great things in this months box four of which were full size items and I'm very happy with it.
Here's the lowdown 

*Carmex Lip balm - Full Size £2.69
*Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara (cant see a size on this but 7ml retails for £19.50)
*Bellapierre Cosmetics Lipstick in Mandarina Full Size £20
*Absolute Eyeshadow Primer Full Size $4.99
*Color Club Nail Polish in Glossy Seal Full Size $8

Im still over the moon that i got a Tarte Mascara in my box, and cant wait to gIve it a go as ive heard rave reviews about it!!

I know for definite that i will use the Carmex, Mascara and the Eyeshadow Primer, I may be brave enough and actually try out the lipstick for a night out or something as its not my usual colour, (still cant quite believe this lippie is worth £20, the packaging feels kinda cheap for that price point) and I'm sure i will use the polish at some point, (maybe winter time) oh, does anyone know if this is color club's new packaging?? hate to say it but I'm not a fan.

The value of this box comes to roughly about £29 and that's without the Tarte Mascara factored into it as i have no idea what size it is, so your still getting a pretty good deal with this box for your monthly subscription fee.

Monday, 14 July 2014

July BirchBox

This is the July Birch Box and was actually a freebie this month, i signed up in June and received the June box, but i was so disappointed in what i received that i felt i had to email them, and express my feelings.
I did receive a reply from a member of the birch box team, but honestly the reply wasn't what i was expecting, so i immediately cancelled my subscription.
I went to check my on line banking a few days later and realised that they had taken another payment out for the July Box, i was confused as i had already cancelled, so yet again i emailed them.
I received a reply basically saying sorry, the payment has already been processed and they couldn't stop it from going through and that my July box will be on its way, anyway after a couple more emails back and forth i was told i would receive a refund and could have the July box as a gesture of good will.

That i was thankful for, and i can honestly say that this months box is 100x better than the June box.
I'm really happy with the products this month which include:

* Benefit Porefessional 7.5ml
*Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream 7ml 
*Weleda Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body wash 20ml (This smells amazing!!)
*Laqa & Co Lip Lube in Bees Knees (A gorgeous Peach/Coral shade which is right up my alley)
* Whish Body Butter in Lavender 22ml (Not a huge lavender fan but this is just a subtle scent)
*Vita Coco Natural Coconut Water Lemonade

I think the products in this box would be great to take on your travels, I'm particularly excited to try out the eye cream and the lip pencil. (Swatched above)

Did any of you get Birch Box this month??

Monday, 7 July 2014

Clinique Freebies - Glamour Magazine

Just a quick heads up that this months glamour magazine is out now and comes with mini Clinique freebies!!
Theres 4 to choose from and they include dramatically different moisturising lotion
High impact mascara
Mini chubby sticks in 2 different shades

I could only manage to find the moisturiser and mascara, I have never seen the chubby sticks anywhere near me unfortunately.

Although these are minis, there still a great size, the moisturiser is a good 15ml.
I will be trying them both out and if I like them I'm heading back out to clear my stores magazine shelves ha ha!!