Wednesday, 28 September 2016 Haul #3

I have another Boots haul for you today. I bought some new items as well as re-purchasing a few essentials.

I bought Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk, which is my favourite face cleanser and I have been using it for a few years now and love it. I also got a Soap & Glory For Daily Youth Foamy Moisture Face Wash because I want to try it with my electric face cleanser brush and I currently don’t have a foaming face wash to use with it. I received a free 200ml bottle of the Soap & Glory Drama Clean 5-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water because I spent more than £15.00 on Soap & Glory products. This is actually kind of funny, because I already use that product anyway and love it. I already have two full size bottles as back-ups. I bought a Sanctuary Classic Fragranced Candle and the matching Fragrance Diffuser. I actually wanted them in the Fig & Black Amber scent as it is my favourite, but they had already sold out and are no longer available to purchase. Lastly, I was supposed to receive a free Britney Spears Private Show perfume sample, but sadly it wasn’t in my package when I opened it! I’m not going to complain because it was a free sample and I’m not sure of the reason why this was included anyway, but it has happened before and it would have been very welcome. I actually nearly bought a sample of this from eBay a few weeks ago; I will probably have another look on there for a sample.

Any suggestions for new products for me to try?

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Monday, 26 September 2016

Maybelline The Mega Plush Volum' Express Mascara

Everytime Maybelline bring out a new Volum’ Express mascara, I just have to go out a buy it. Especially when the £2 off introductory offer is on!

The tube is a light turquoise colour with sheen and it has a shiny fuchsia band between the applicator and tube, which is the same colour as the writing. On the back of the tube there is also the brush type diagram. The brush is kind of barrel shaped with a point. The bristles are light and soft and made of some sort of fibre material. The formula is a glossy gel mousse. You get 9.6ml of product inside the tube and the shade I have is Black.
This mascara is supposed to create massive volume and be soft to the touch. It should also be less harmful to your lashes because it has 40% less hard waxes, which means your lashes shouldn’t feel hard and dry, even when the product has dried. It is also Maybelline’s first gel mousse formulated mascara.

I really like this mascara! I really love the Volum’ Express line of mascaras anyway and not one of them has ever left me disappointed. The brush is quite flexible and you do have to watch how much pressure you apply when you are inserting it back into the tube. It makes your lashes look bold, defined, separated and voluminous. It is very easy to apply and build and it is clump-free and smudge-proof. Because it has a gel mousse formula and 40% less waxes, it leaves your lashes feeling soft and smooth.

This mascara is brilliant and I definitely recommend it!

Price - £7.99     Rating - 5/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - Yes
Available at - Superdrug, Boots, Target

What do you think of this mascara?

Friday, 23 September 2016

Tarte Styled By Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette

I am reviewing this little gem today. I saw online a while ago that it would be released, but I wasn’t sure where it would be available in the UK. I was just browsing RosesBeautyStore, like I do most days, and saw this palette in the ‘new products’ section. I bought it straight away, no hesitation at all! This palette was put together by Hrush Achemyan, and she handpicked all of the shades so that they could complement any skin tone or eye colour.
Hrush Achemyan is a self-taught make-up artist and has many celebrity followers. She also has her own brand, ‘Styled by Hrush’. She does a lot celebrities make-up for red carpet appearances, mostly the Kardashian girls, who I believe she is good friends with.
The outer packaging for this palette is made of card and the actual packaging of the product is quite classy, but eye-catching. It kind of reminds me of a clutch bag/purse. It is quite small and is made of gold reflecting plastic, but the black pattern on the front has a leather feel. It has the usual opening, where you push your nail on it and the lid pops up, this also allows you to snap it closed and it won’t open if you put it in your make-up bag. It also has a mirror on the inside, which is the full length and width of the top side of the palette. It comes with a little doubled-sided look card, which has four examples of how the palette can be used to create Daytime, Soiree, Work Flow and Play Time looks.
You get six Amazonian Clay eyeshadows (0.8g) in matte and shimmery finishes. Each one is really soft and buttery and applies like a dream. They are also incredibly pigmented, just like every other Tarte palette I have tried. I always recommend using a primer, no matter the quality of the eyeshadows. The shades are:-


You also get an Amazonian Clay blush (4g) in CHEEKY, which is a MATTE CORAL. This is also really soft and pigmented and such a beautiful colour.

This little palette is just gorgeous! I am so glad I saw it and didn’t hesitate clicking the buy button. The eyeshadow shades are stunning and I think Royal is my favourite shade. The blush is also a really nice soft shade. All of the colours complement each other; they kind of remind me of a glam Autumn evening. I highly recommend this palette and I think it would suit absolutely anyone.

Price - £34.00   Rating - 5/5
Recommend - Yes        Re-Purchase - Yes
Available at -, Sephora

What do you think of Hrush Achemyan’s palette?

Monday, 19 September 2016

Zoella Beauty 'Secret Scenta' Mist Set

I was watching Zoella’s video about her new and upcoming Beauty and Lifestyle collections and saw that this gift set would be on offer for Christmas. I thought it would be perfect for me, as I have already tried two of the scents and I was interested in testing the other two and I didn’t want to risk purchasing a full size bottle of either straight away. This set actually shouldn’t be for sale yet, but apparently Superdrug have some sort of test sale policy where they can sell items a while before they are officially released to see how well they can sell. I find this arrangement a little odd, they must just want to be the first to sell stuff and get the exclusive! Either way, this policy allowed me to buy the gift set this month, even though it is a Christmas release. It’s name is also a play on the tradition, ‘Secret Santa’.
The bottles are the same as the full size versions, but smaller and cuter. They are square shaped and made of glass with plastic caps. They all have the regular spritzer applicator and each bottle has a different design back drop. Blissful Mistful has a white polka dot backdrop with a rose gold cap. Let’s Spritz! has a white lace backdrop with a metallic turquoise and white polka dot cap. Sweet Inspirations has a light pink backdrop with a gold shell like pattern and it also has a gold cap. Bake My Day! has a white diagonal gingerbread man backdrop and a bronze cap. It also has a white inscription on the front which reads; “A super indulgent warming gingerbread and vanilla scent, with top notes of cinnamon and chocolate. It’s delicious!”. Each bottle contains 15ml of liquid.
Blissful Mistful
“A beautiful soft, feminine fragrance with notes of Strawberry, Grapefruit, Violet, Jasmine and Gardenia”
I have had a bottle of this scent before and I wasn’t too keen on it, but I think I have changed my mind. It is a nice delicate and fresh scent and I like it even more every time I spray it

Let’s Spritz!
“A fresh and fruity spritz with delicate notes of Raspberry and Cassis”
I have also had a bottle of this one before and I love it. It smells so fruity and sparkly and you really get that raspberry note.

Sweet Inspirations
“A delicious gourmand fragrance with notes of Sweet Almond, Creamy Vanilla and Honey”
This scent is a more recent release and I loved the idea of the collection, but I wasn’t sure about the scent description. It is delicate, but it reminds me of coconut and there isn’t coconut in it, so it must be the almond and honey mixed. I dislike the scent of coconut and I’m not overly keen on this scent but it is ok. I probably wouldn’t wear it, but I wouldn’t rule out using it as a room spray.

Bake My Day!
“A warming indulgent fragrance with notes of Ginger, Vanilla, Cinnamon and Chocolate”
This is a brand new scent for this Christmas and should be available separate to this set. You can really smell the ginger and cinnamon and it smells just like Jamaican Gingerbread Loaf. It’s not really the type of scent you would think about wearing and I am not overly keen on this scent either, but it would be nice maybe as a room spray, but the cake smell is quite strong. It is definitely more suited to the winter months, rather than an all year round type scent.
All of the scents last quite a long time on the skin, but as they are mists they won’t last as long as regular perfumes. Overall I think we can conclude that I do not like the food related scents. I don’t really like Sweet Inspirations, which is supposed to smell like macarons or Bake My Day!, which does smell like gingerbread. I do like the other two scents though, but they are just fruity and floral. Let’s Spritz! is my favourite out of the four. This is a good little set to give as a gift to someone or you could split them up and make your own little gift bundles for your loved ones. It has cured my curiosity about the two new scents, but I am left a little disappointed by them. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Zoella Lifestyle collection, which should be released soon.

Price - £16.00   Rating - 5/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - No
Available at - Superdrug

What are your thoughts on this gift set?

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Monday, 25 July 2016

Blog Sale & Updates

Hello. It’s been a very long time!

I’ve been slacking for a long while as I have been really busy at work, I will hopefully be posting some more reviews very soon.

Also, I did a declutter a few months ago and I have finally added a blog sale page, which went live at 20:30 last night. There are a lot of products up for sale.

Please click this link to check out the sale:

I am hoping to be a more active blogger and can’t wait to get rid of my sale bits, so I can make room for more!

Don’t forget to check out my sale and maybe grab a bargain!

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