Sunday, 31 August 2014

August | Monthly Top 5

Another month gone, another monthly top five. You know the drill by now, so I'm just going to get straight into it.

5. Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Makeup Remover
There's not much to say about this, other than it works! It takes some work to get waterproof mascara off, but it comes off eventually. It's nice and gentle on my eyes, and I would recommend it, especially if you've got sensitive skin or eyes. 

4. Mylene Klass nail wraps
I like these simply because they're so quick and easy to apply. No drying time and no chipping. Brilliant! I did try having them on my toes when on my holiday, but they didn't survive a swim in the sea, sadly, but they don't always peel too much. So, if you hate painting your nails but still want some colour or even patterns, then I would highly recommend nail wraps.

3. MUA Highlighter in Iridescent Gold
This is my first ever highlighter and I really like it. It adds a really subtle shimmer and glow without making me look like a shiny mirror. It also makes me look a little more awake, which is great, especially before school, when I'm usually still half asleep for the first 3 hours of the day. I also like using a little in the corners of my eye sometimes, for the same reason. It's also only £4, complete bargain!

2. Primark Strappy Sandals
This and the next item are my first ever fashion items I've included in a monthly top 5, and they really deserve it (that sounds's not like they're people......anyway...). I took these sandals away on holiday with me, which is where I fell in love with them. I wore them everywhere: to the shops, into town, out to dinner, to a market, everywhere! They are so easy to dress down with shorts and a t-shirt/vest top or dress up with a plain maxi dress. They look gorgeous with everything and I can't wait to wear them next summer, that is, if they still fit...

1. Primark Mini Satchel
I. Love. This. Bag. If you know me, then you'll know I have a huge obsession with bags (and shoes....but mainly bags.... *sighs* .....), so when I can choose a favourite above the rest of my collection, it must be good. And it is. I've been trying to downsize the amount I carry with me in my handbag, especially to take on holiday as they take up room in the case, and this bag has seriously helped. It may look small, but I can fit a surprising amount in it, exactly what I need in fact. So I'm no longer carrying around pointless bits and bobs with the excuse "just in case". I used it everyday on holiday and continue to now I'm home. And to top it all off, it was only £6!!!! Yay!

So those are my favourite things from august. More posts (and maybe some sneaky videos...) coming soon! 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Beauty Haul


Over the last month or so, I have had a few shopping trips and collected a small stash of stuff to show you. The majority is from Superdrug, but some stuff you can only get from Boots, so that's where I went. I prefer Superdrug as it has more budget-friendly stuff, which I like! Especially as I have one of their beauty cards-bonus! Anyway, before I start, I would like to add that some of the stuff was bought in the last few days, where as others are from weeks ago, so I've had a chance to try them out.

I'm going to start with skin care, and the first thing is the No7 Beautiful Skin face wipes. I haven't tried these yet, but I've heard some good reviews, so I can't wait to give them a try. They are £7 from Boots, but I had a £5 off voucher, so that came to only £2!! Bargain!

I also got the Nivea In Shower Body Moisturiser in Honey. I had the original and really liked it, as I said my Winter Favourites post, and I love the honey one too! It smells gorgeous and leaves my skin really soft. I also want to try the cocoa one because it smells like chocolate! Heaven! They are £2.36 from Boots or Superdrug. 

The rest is all makeup, and I'm starting with the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. Its a bit of a cult product and I raved about it in my April Top 5 and I still love it! Everything I have to say is there really. It's £4.19 from Boots or Superdrug. 

Superdrug were having a deal where you got a free nail polish with any Collection  purchase over £4, so I had to! I got the shade 22 Lilac Daze. I haven't used it yet but I can't wait to! They cost £1.99 from Boots or Superdrug. 

Another cult product I picked up was the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. I really like this, it was in my May Top 5, so go check that out for a full review. It was £3.99 from Boots or Superdrug. 

Next up is the Tanya Burr lipgloss in Afternoon Tea. Again, it was mentioned in my May Top 5, and again, I love it! They are £6.99 from Superdrug only. 

The L'oréal Glam Bronze in shade 00 is my next product, and once again, it was in my May Top 5 (I'm seeing a pattern here!) Yep, I love it, read it for the rest!

The same thing goes for the 2true Eyebrow Pencil which I have in the lighter shade, which is just called Shade 2. Click here to read that. 

I have also mentioned the MUA Lipstick in Shade 9 in my most recent top 5

These last 3 things are my most recent purchases, so I haven't mentioned them yet, starting with the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer. I haven't used it very much yet, but so far I quite like it. When I get my hands on the Wake Me Up Foundation, I will do a Rimmel Wake Me Up vs Collection Lasting Perfection post, so look out for that in the next few months.

Next is the MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter in Iridescent Gold. I have used this a bit, and I like it. It gives my skin a nice shimmer without looking shiny. Plus it was really cheap, only £4 I think, which is a total bargain!

The final thing is the MUA Undress Me Eyeshadow Pallet. This is supposed to be a dupe for the original Urban Decay Naked Pallet, which I don't own so I can't confirm that either way, but the colours look very similar. The MUA shadows are really nice, a little chalky but for £4 are a fantastic bargain. I would seriously recommend you check out MUA, it's really cheap and good quality, especially if you're just starting out in makeup.