Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Tag: How Much Is Your Face Worth?

I have seen quite a few people do this tag and thought it was quite interesting! I have just read Aimee from Petticoats and Pansies tag of this and I loved it, so I decided to do it myself.

I recently posted my everyday make up routine so you may already have an idea of the products I use, however some of them have changed since then so I still wanted to post this tag!



Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - £28
YSL Touche Eclat Foundation in BR10 - £28
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair - £4.19
YSL Touche Eclat in 1 - £25
Mac MSF Natural Powder in Light - £21
Nars Laguna Bronzer - £25
Mac Melba Blush - £17.50

Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown - £2.99
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara - £10.99

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in 170N - £21


Total - £183.67


I use quite a lot of higher end products so I knew it would be quite a bit! I don't wear eye shadows on a daily basis so I didn't think it would be quite this much though! I wouldn't want to work it out with eye shadows included. 

I hope these make up products don't all run out at the same time!

I tag all of you to do this and if you have done this tag please link it below as I would love to read it.



Guest Post - Top Five Products For Dry Skin

Today's post is written by the lovely Sarah from Some Sparkle and Shine. She is going to be talking about her top five products for dry skin!


Hey guys,

So, a little introduction seems to be in order right now. Well, I’m Sarah and I blog over at somesparkleandshine.blogspot.com. You can also find me on twitter here! A few facts that you may want to know about me might include the fact that I have major social anxiety, I’m obsessed with shopping and I have enough lipsticks to last my life time (and that’s really not that much of an exaggeration! It’s quite shameful).

I debated a number of topics for this post, before finally settling on writing a little something about skincare. Essentially, this is a list of my top 5 skincare products for dry skin. Now, I claim to be no expert! In fact, until recently I didn’t even get the importance of having a good skincare regime was to my skin, but after settling on a routine I wanted to share some products that really helped me out.

I have always suffered with dry skin, and it’s not until recently that I settled into a routine for my skin that I finally have it under control. Over the years, I’ve tried something from nearly every range at the drugstore, and a few higher end bits too. But, here are my top 5 products for people with very dry skin.




5. MAC Cleanse Off Oil (£7.50 or £18)

This is my miracle product. I’ve tried so many different makeup removers and this is by far the best for two reasons. The first is that it dissolves all makeup almost instantly. It takes one quick swipe of this on a cotton pad and all is gone. The second is because it’s an oil, meaning it injects a little more moisture into the skin than something water based!

4.  Botanics Rose Water Toning Spritz (£3.99, at the moment anyways)

Everyone seems to be raving about this for one reason or another, and I’m really no different. I don’t really use this as toner, but more as a refresher for my makeup. I find that with my dry skin foundation can look dull after a while, no matter what the formula and I find that it tends to cling to all those nasty dry patches. That’s not such an attractive look, so I remedy that with a spritz of this all over my face. It brightens my makeup up, and leaves me feeling refreshed.

3. Lancome Tonique Confort Rehydrating Toning Lotion (£21.00)

I have only really just started using toners because I’ve never really seen the point in them, but now I’ve started using this I won’t turn back. I’m not entirely sure what it does as a toner, but this makes my skin feel amazing. It’s just that extra bit of moisture that my skin needs first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

2. Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum for Dehydrated Skin (£4.59)

This is something that I brought ages ago and never really gave it the time of day. It was really cheap, and somewhat of an impulse buy. I used it once, and stashed it away for an unknown point in time. I had actually forgotten about it until I sorted through my stash of skincare a week or so ago. I now couldn’t go without. I used it morning and night under my moisturiser, and it’s brilliant. It hydrates my skin, and I feel that since I’ve been using it my makeup lasts that little bit longer! That’s a win, win situation right there. I have recently run out of this, but as soon as I can get out into Superdrug I will repurchase this without even thinking about it.

1. Clinique Moisture Surge Intense (£30)

I cannot say enough about this! I mean that in all honesty. I cannot find one bad thing about this product, except maybe the price but when it’s a good as it is I think I can justify paying out for it every now and then. I’ve tried two other Clinique moisturisers, and none of them even compare to this bad boy. It works wonders for my skin. It injects so much moisture into my skin, it has a lovely cooling effect because it’s a ‘cream-gel’ formula and if I’m having any breakouts or anything like that it doesn’t make them any worse. Some moisturisers for dry skin can make breakouts worse, and even spread them a little, but this doesn’t do anything like that.

I hope some of these products can help out your dry skin, and don’t forget to comment if you have any miracle products for your skin that you just have to shout about!

Thanks for reading guys,

Sarah xo


Sarah has such a nice blog which I love reading! You can check it out here.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

August Favourites!

I have been doing quite a lot of shopping lately meaning that this month I have quite a lot of new favourites. I'm not going to ramble too much about each product otherwise this post will be really long!


Let's start with skincare! 

My first favourite is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir which I have reviewed here. This is a refreshing facial mist that has lots of benefits for the skin. It smells absolutely amazing and just makes my skin look and feel very refreshed, smooth and glowing.

Alpha H liquid gold has been my saviour product and I have a review here. This is the main product that has really really helped my skin. If I have a blemish, I know that within one use of this the blemish will be smaller and then one or two more and it will be gone! My skin is now looking a lot clearer, even and healthy.

Alpha H has helped my skin look a lot clearer which has meant I don't feel the need for high coverage foundation. So I went to Harvey Nichols and bought myself the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser! I am going to be posting a full review of this soon. I love this tinted moisturiser - it looks very natural and my skin looks healthy and radiant.


My newest purchase is a Mac blush in Melba. This is a gorgeous matte coral peach. I have never used a blusher than compliments my skin tone as much as this one! It makes me look slightly tanned whilst also adding a lovely wash of peach to my cheeks.

If you read my blog a lot, it may not be too much of a surprise that I love Essie nail polishes. I am thinking of doing a Essie nail polish collection post soon so please let me know in the comments if you would like that! I received Mint Candy Apple as a birthday gift and I love it! All the Essie nail polishes I own in general are a favourite of mine though!

Lastly is a fragrance and it is Vivienne Westwood Naughty Alice. This is the best smelling perfume I have ever owned! I had this last Christmas as a gift and as soon as I ran out a couple of months I bought another one. Ylang ylang is the heart note (I had to Google this - it's a plant!), black rose is the top note and carnal violet is the base note. This perfume smells absolutely incredible. It lasts all day on me as well which is a bonus. It smells pretty much just as strong at the end of the day as it does at the start!


Those are all of my favourites for August! Have you tried any of these products? I would love to know your opinions on them! Also let me know if you would like an Essie collection post!




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Monday, 27 August 2012

Guest Post - Top Three Blushers

Today's post is written by the beautiful Charlotte from J'adore. She is going to be talking about her top three blushes!


Hello! I'm Charlotte from J’adore and am so pleased to be doing a blogpost for the lovely Becky! She has been someone who followed my blog really early on, always comments on my posts and is in general a really lovely person! Anyway, today I will be talking about my top 3 blushers that I have really been loving over the past few months so I hope you enjoy..


1. Benefit Hervana blusher – I was bought this for my birthday in March and didn’t really use it a lot at first due to the awkward packaging, however once I got past that, I’ve found myself reaching for this more and more. I apply this with the Real Techniques blush brush, swirl the brush around so I reach all of the different colours, and it gives a really natural, pink colour to the cheeks. I can’t say it lasts the longest time of my face, but it’s a gorgeous colour and great for daytime wear for school/work as it’s very subtle. The price is steep, £23.50 for a blusher, is unjustifiable for some people, however I have used this a lot and it hasn’t even made the slightest dent so it’s going to last me a long time!



2. Topshop cream blusher in High Five – I’m not sure if you can actually buy this anymore but I would recommend any Topshop cream blusher to be honest! The formulation of this blusher is that you apply it as a cream blusher but it dries as a powder and oh lordy lord, I absolutely love this amazing hot pink ! As you can see, I actually hit pan on this blusher, and is it just me who as soon as they hit pan, stops using it because they don’t want it to run out...just me? I just apply it with my fingers, as it’s ridiculously easy to blend in, and even though it looks pretty scary, it can create a very natural look, but is easily buildable as well and for the price of £8, you can’t really go wrong!


3. Benefit Coralista blusher – This is a huge cult favourite which I am sure you have heard loads about. This is an absolutely gorgeous coral, obviously, colour which is very pigmented, so please beware when applying, as clowns are not attractive and I did have this experience the first time I wore it, oops! This little trio was only £15 I think which is crazy when 1 of their blusher’s is £23.50, yet you are getting Coralista, Dandelion and Dallas in packaging that is perfect for travelling so if you can get your hands on it, do!

Top Left - Dallas
Bottom Left - Dandelion
Bottom Right - Coralista
Left to Right - Dallas, Dandelion, Coralista, Hervana, High Five

I hope you have enjoyed this post, if you have, I would love for you to have a look at my blog! Thank you to Becky for letting me guest post on here, I really appreciate it!

Charlotte xxx


Charlotte has an absolutely amazing blog which I always read! You can check it out here.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Guest Post - My Make Up Bag

Today's post is written by the lovely Zoe from The Beauty Shelf. She is going to be talking about her everyday make up items!


Hi, I'm Zoe and I write a little blog called the beauty shelf. Today I'm going to be showing you the contents of my make up bag and my everyday makeup.

The floral makeup bag I use is from Primark and has two compartments for storing things in. Its also waterproof, which is fab.


Two of the main foundations I use are Revlon Colorstay in Ivory and Estee Lauder Double Wear Light in 01. The revlon foundation is a better match for my skintone but I like the semi glow finish of the estee lauder double wear light. They both offer good coverage but the estee lauder one is lighter.

My current powder is Rimmel Clear Complexion. I'm on the fence with this one as it adds a nice finish but it doesnt offer great oil control which is something my oily skin needs.

Two of my favourite concealers are the Dior Nudeskin and Lily Lolo Mineral concealer. I use Dior under my eyes and it covers dark cicles really well without looking cakey. The Lily Lolo is great for covering blemishes. I've repurchased it so many times, it truly is a brilliant concealer.

For cheeks, I use MAC's blush in stunner (limited edition). Its perfect for adding a natural flush. I also use MAC's extra dimension skinfinish in superb (limited edition). It adds a really nice peachy nude glow for dewy cheeks.

On eyebrows I use Smashbox Brow Tech. The dark shade is a good match for my brows but I'll probably look for something cheaper when it runs out.

On my eyes I also like to use MAC's paint pot in morning frost, a shimmery beige that brightens the eye area and is perfect for wearing day or night. I then use MAC extended play lash mascara to add volume and lengthen my lashes.

Big thank you to Becky for letting me post on her blog today!!


Zoe has such a lovely blog which I love reading! You can check it out here.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Guest Posts!

This is just a quick post to let you know that over the next week there will be some guest posts on my blog! I am off to London tomorrow until Tuesday so I have some lovely bloggers who have kindly written some amazing guest posts for my blog so it wont be left bare!

The first one will be up tomorrow so please keep a look out for them all!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend,


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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Mallzee

I was contacted last week by Mallzee and asked if I wanted to know more about them and blog about their website. I had a read through the information I was sent and signed up to their website straight away because it sounded great! Just a little disclaimer, this post is not sponsored, I did not have to write it, I was just asked if I wanted to and I did. Everything I write is my own opinion!

First up, some information! Mallzee is a online shopping site and they have over 200 brands such as Feel Unique, New Look, St Tropez and Urban Outfitters. Basically, you chose your favourite brands to add to your mall and Mallzee shows you products matching your personal style and likes.

Do you want to know the best part? The reason I think they are fab and what makes them so different is that Mallzee is very social. You can invite your friends to visit your Mallzee where you can all discuss products and star your favourite items. You can create polls to gather friends opinions before you buy products as well which is great! Mallzee also provide discounts if you purchase products through the mall. If friends purchase items through your mall then you get paid!

I think this website will be so fun to use! It is a different view on shopping by allowing people to discuss opinions and experience with different products. I think it's great that you can create polls and your friends can star their favourite items before you go purchasing them!

Mallzee launch later this year but you can sign up now and be entered in a competition! 

I really enjoyed finding out all about Mallzee and I think it will be a fun website to use! Let me know what you think?!


This is not a sponsored post. I was emailed with some information and I thought it sounded fun so I chose to write about it.


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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Topshop Infrared Lipstick

Infrared lipstick has been on my wishlist for many many months now. The Topshop in my town doesn't have make up and when I have gone to other Topshops I have forgotten about it (too busy trying on all of their clothes probably!) I finally purchased it the other day and I have been absolutely loving it!



First of all, the packaging is so cute! It's not at all luxurious but it feels strong enough to just be thrown in my bag and the stripes are sweet.

Infrared is an orange, red lipstick and it is such a pretty colour. I have seen a few bloggers wearing this and it looks so beautiful but I couldn't imagine myself wearing orange lipstick! 

As soon as I got home I put it on for the first time and I fell in love with it straight away. I have worn it everyday since! Usually I wear very neutral lipsticks during the day (think Mac Hue) so this is a big difference for me to be wearing orange but it's such a lovely colour! It's really pigmented as well - this photo below is with two sweeps of lipstick!




This lipstick is surprisingly moisturising. If I don't apply lip balm first then it doesn't matter as this lipstick will not cling to any dry bits and it actually helps moisturise my lips itself! It feels quite hydrating and really soft. It makes my lips look and feel super soft and smooth. 

This lasts a good few hours on me as well (a bonus for a moisturising lippy) and wears so nicely! 

I love this lipstick and what's even better - it costs £8! You can buy it here.

Have you tried any Topshop lipsticks? Which ones do you want or would you recommend?



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Monday, 20 August 2012

Alpha H Liquid Gold


Alpha H liquid gold has been on my wishlist for a while now and I am so glad I finally bought it. This review has been requested so I'm guessing it's on a couple of your wishlists as well! I have been using it for almost 2 weeks now and I have noticed a huge difference in my skin. I would usually use a skincare product for longer before posting a review, however the results in my skin have been so soon and I can't wait any longer!


It first ever made it's way onto my wishlist after reading Ruth's fabulous post all about it! In basic terms, Alpha H Liquid Gold contains glycolic acid which helps brighten, firm, add radiance and even out the skin. For a more in depth description of what it does then have a little read of Ruth's post!

I cleanse my skin as usual (with my Emma Hardie balm, surprise, surprise!) and then I soak a cotton pad with this, apply it to my face and neck and I am done. You don't use a moisturiser with this! It does leave my skin feeling slightly tingly but nothing crazy. 

I don't get many blemishes at all but for some reason I had quite a lot (for me at least) a couple of weeks ago, so this arrived just in time! I can honestly say after one use of this my blemishes were a lot smaller and the redness had settled down. It took two uses (yes, only two) for all of my blemishes to go (except one, that little monster!)

I do get new blemishes popping up now and then but if I use this in the evening, they have gone by the morning. I have used this five times now and  I currently have about three tiny blemishes which are new. All of my redness has completely disappeared as well which has left my skin tone very even and clear.

My skin looks very healthy and radiant as well which is amazing. Since using this I have actually started wearing tinted moisturiser rather than foundation because my skin is looking so much better! (I have a review of my new tinted moisturiser coming up.) I always wear foundation so to switch to a tinted moisturiser is incredible and I don't really need any concealer either because this this product clears up any blemishes and redness!

Alpha H liquid gold isn't to be used every night so you can still slap on some lovely moisturiser now and again! You use this every other night.

I absolutely love this product! For me at least, I can use it knowing that within a couple of uses my small blemishes will all disappear and more stubborn ones will be noticeably smaller.

I hope this review has been helpful! Have you tried this product? Is it on your wishlist?



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Friday, 17 August 2012

100 Followers Giveaway!

I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who follows me! I absolutely love replying to all your lovely comments and having a read through lots of amazing blogs.

It really makes me smile so to thank you all I am going to be doing my first giveaway!



Chanel Rouge Coco Shine is my all time favourite lipstick so I thought it would be a lovely product to giveaway! You can read my Top 3 High End Lipstick post where I have written about my Chanel lipstick! I thought a lipstick would be a lovely prize to give away because most people wear lipstick whether it's on a daily basis or just for special occasions! And lets face it, who wouldn't love to whip a Chanel lipstick out from their bag now and again! 



This is my Chanel lipstick in the colour Boy which I love. Next on my wishlist is Evasion so when I go to Chanel to buy the prize I may make a sneaky purchase for myself as well!

I understand some of you may not be able to go to a Chanel counter regularly, so I am running this giveaway for 3 weeks to hopefully give you all long enough if you want to go to a counter to swatch them all! (I always end up coming away from counters with reds and pinks all up my arm looking like I have a rash!)

You can also click here to have a look through the different lipstick colours available!




Giveaway Rules:


This give away is open internationally.

Ask permission from your parent or guardian if you are under 18.

There will be one winner.

You must follow this blog publicly with Google Friend Connect (on the right side of my blog).

Only one comment per person please. 

Your comment must include the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick colour you would like to win AND your email address so I can contact you if you win!

This giveaway will be open for 3 weeks.

The winner will be announced on Sunday 9th September.




a Rafflecopter giveaway I will email the winner and write a blog post saying who the winner is. If you win you will have one week to reply to my email. If the winner hasn't replied within one week of me sending the email, I will choose a new one.

Good luck! Love Becky x

Disclaimer: The Chanel lipstick will be purchased especially for this giveaway with my own money.

Perfume, Skin Care and Make Up Haul

I have done quite a bit of shopping recently so I thought I would do a haul post! I have already posted full reviews on some of my new purchases so this haul is just going to be the products I haven't yet reviewed. 


Vivienne Westwood Naughty Alice is a fragrance I received last year as a gift and I absolutely loved it! It is probably my all time favourite perfume so as soon as I ran out I went a bought another one! This is the 75ml which is the biggest one they had because I know I love it and will use it regularly so I splashed out!

Alpha H Liquid Gold will have a full review coming up once I have used it more! I have only used it three times so far but I can already see a difference in my skin so I have a feeling the review will be a goody!

I have already written a full review on the Topshop lipstick which should be the next post up! This is the colour Infrared which I have wanted for a long time. On a daily basis I wear colours such as Chanel Boy and Mac Hue so Infrared (which is orange) is a tad different to my usual. I think that is why I hesitated so much in purchasing it, just because I wasn't sure if I would wear it very often.

Paco Rabanne Lady Million perfume is probably my next favourite perfume after Naughty Alice. I absolutely love it and go through it so quickly. I am thinking of doing a perfume collection post soon so let me know if you would like that!

Finally I bought Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask! I have wanted this for such a long time and have heard some incredible reviews about it. The only reason I wasn't sure is because my nose can get slightly oily so leaving a hydrating mask on all night doesn't sound that ideal. I spoke to the Origins lady and she suggested only using a thin layer on my nose and then thicker on the rest of my face as my skin can get dry in other areas on my face. This has worked so well and it hasn't made my nose any oilier! A full review is coming up!

Have you tried any of these products? Do you have any suggestions for purchases I should make on my next shopping spree?! Let me know if you would be interested in a perfume collection as well!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

There is so much hype around the Caudalie Beauty Elixir and it was on my wishlist for ages. I don't know why it took me so long to get it but I finally ordered it online and it arrived last week! 

The Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a refreshing facial mist that can be applied before moisturiser like a toner and then throughout the day over make up. It contains essential oils that are really beneficial for your skin. 

To start with, this smells amazing! I don't know how to describe how incredible I think this smells! It's so refreshing but also relaxing. I would say the scent is fairly strong. I don't find it overpowering but if you don't like scented products then you may not like this.

I like to apply this before my moisturiser by spraying it onto a cotton pad and wiping that over my face. I then spray this over my make up in the mornings and then as and when I feel like it throughout the day.



The mist this sprays out is so fine I can barely feel it when I spray it onto my skin. It's very soothing, calming and refreshing on the skin - I love it!

As for results in my skin, it definitely looks a lot more radiant, glowing and smooth. This spray is also meant to tighten pores which I haven't particularly noticed but it's so perfect and amazing in every other way so that doesn't bother me!

I would highly recommend this spray! There has been a lot of hype around it recently and it deserves it all!

The Caudalie Beauty Elixir is available here for £9.90 for 30ml and £28.80 for 100ml. I have the 30ml bottle but I will definitely be purchasing the 100ml and keeping the 30ml in my handbag!

Have you tried or been tempted by this product? Do you own any facial refreshing sprays?



Tuesday, 14 August 2012

House Of Fraser Blogger Style Challenge

I was contacted yesterday asking if I wanted to take part in the House of Fraser blogger style challenge. As soon as I read the email I knew I wanted to take part! It sounds so fun and I really enjoyed putting together my outfit for the Asos blogger challenge so I knew I would find this just as fun.

I love the brands House of Fraser stock so I loved browsing through all the new arrival clothes and accessories. 

So, onto my outfit! As you can see I stuck with neutral nude and brown shades for the main part of the outfit. I think in the Autumn these colours look really nice and it's great to mix around with different shades and tones of neutral and pair them together.

The top I chose is a beigey nude, grey colour and it is silk at the front. I think this is a lovely top because it's a neutral colour so easy to wear in the day and can be paired with pretty much anything. Also because it's a silk front it makes it a little more special than a regular top so can be worn out in the evenings too.

I chose shorts which I know aren't particularly the bottoms of choice in the autumn (especially in chilly England) but I just love how casual they look and the check print makes them more interesting! They have brown, grey and navy in them which is pretty. I also thought these would look great paired with some black or navy tights if it is too chilly to wear them alone.

The heels I chose are grey and they are a similar shade and colour (just darker) than the top and I also think they bring out the grey colours in the shorts. I love round toe heels and I think they look more casual than pointed toe. 

I chose a bag that sticks to my neutral theme but is a different shade than the other items which I think looks great paired together. I love this bag as it has a shorter handle if you want to carry it on your arm or a longer strap if you want to wear it on your shoulder or across the body.

Finally a bit of colour Becky! I chose a yellow wrap to go over these clothes. In the Autumn it's important to have something warm to snuggle up in and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to add some colour. This yellow isn't sunny and bright, just a bold deeper more Autumn/Winter shade. Having this pop of colour stops the outfit looking so neutral and boring but it's a deep bold shade so it is still Autumn/Winter appropriate - it reminds me of Autumn leaves!

I hope you like this outfit I have put together! I know it's very neutral and grey but I love mixing together different shades of neutral and then having one bold colour.

If you have done this challenge then please link your post in the comments below - I would love to check out your outfit!

You can read all the information about this challenge here.



Sunday, 12 August 2012

Ojon Dry Recovery Hair Care

I have been wanting to try Ojon hair products for a while now after reading some amazing reviews, however at around £20 a bottle I was a little sceptical as to whether they would be worth the money! I had read a lot about them and decided the products best suited for me would be Dry Recovery.

Then whilst browsing through John Lewis I noticed an Ojon Dry Recovery 4-Piece Set with a 60ml Shampoo, 60ml Conditioner, 60ml Smoothing Cream and 15ml Hair Serum all for an amazing £32.50! (I sound like someone off Price Drop right now!) I popped it into my shopping basket straight away and it arrived two days later.


The first time I used this shampoo I used way too much, seriously. I am used to cheaper shampoos that need about a golf ball size of product before they lather up nicely, but I only needed a small amount of this one so it lathered loads! I used all 4 products the first day I used them. I washed my hair with the shampoo and conditioner, applied the smoothing cream to damp hair before I blow dried and then applied some serum to dry hair. Once I was done, my hair felt amazing! I was so amazed at how smooth, soft, manageable and shiny my hair was after just one use! 

Usually I blow dry my hair straight but it is still very fluffy and frizzy so I end up straightening it to smooth it. I still straightened my hair after using this but my hair felt so smooth and was noticeably less fluffy.

I have used these products every time I wash my hair which has been about 5 times in total and I love them more every time! My hair feels much healthier and has a healthy shine to it. It's very very soft and smooth, making me want to stroke it all day long! I can't describe how smooth my hair feels and looks! I'm going to stop saying smooth now, smooth smooth smooth.



I will 100% definitely be purchasing the full 250ml shampoo and conditioner. I don't think I have ever been happier with how soft and amazing a hair care brand has left my hair!

I will also definitely purchase the 125ml smoothing cream.

I'm still undecided about the serum. It is lovely but it definitely doesn't beat my Moroccan Oil.

I hope this review has been helpful! Ojon do numerous products for coloured, damaged, dry, flat hair so there should be something for you!

Ojon are available from John Lewis which is where I found the 4 piece set!

Have you tried any Ojon products? Have you tried the Dry Recovery moisture mist or mask as I am very tempted by them?



Thursday, 9 August 2012

Korres Lip Butter



In my everyday make up routine post I mentioned that I would be posting a review of my Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine. 

I can get slightly dry lips at times and the only lip balm I have ever found that works for me is Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Protectant. Now this is fairly pricey at £20 (even though it is amazing) so I am always on the search for a reasonable price lip balm that works. After hearing a couple of great reviews on the Korres Lip Butter I decided to give it a go!

The colour I bought is Jasmine which is a lovely light nude, pink colour. There is a slight scent to this but it truly is very slight - I really have to sniff to smell it!

When I first used this it just melted onto my finger and I was surprised at how soft and buttery this was. Hopefully you can see from the photos how creamy it is! Some lip balms that are in pots I really have to rub at to get any product onto my finger because they aren't very soft and creamy. This lip butter moisturises my lips so well and leaves them smooth, soft and with a lovely hint of colour. This is honestly the best (yes, THE best) tinted lip balm I have ever used!

There are quite a few different colours available as well so hopefully there will be a colour for you!

This is available here for £7!

Have you tried this lip butter? What is your favourite lip balm?


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm

If you have read my July favourites post, you will know that I have been loving my Emma Hardie cleansing balm. I had a couple of comments on it in my July Favourites post and I love it so much that I thought it deserved a post of its own! I received a 15ml sample size of this in my Glossybox a while ago and I loved it so much so that when it finished, I ordered a full size pot straight away!


This is a balm cleanser which you are meant to mix with water in your hands to create a milk and then massage it into your skin. I like to apply the balm to dry skin and massage that in first, and then I add some water to my hands and massage them over my face which turns the balm into a milk/oil. The balm is lovely and melts into the skin amazingly well. It also smells delicious!


Once I have massaged it all in I take my muslin cloth to remove it. My Emma Hardie sample pot came with a muslin cloth and it is the best muslin cloth I have ever used! 

The top photo shows the muslin side of the cloth. It gently exfoliates the skin as it is slightly abrasive, like all muslin cloths. The other side however is amazing! It feels like a very very soft, luxurious flannel! It is so soft and this is the side I always use. It effectively removes all of the cleansing balm on my skin and is very gentle but also feels like it is polishing away at my skin. I am definitely going to invest in some more of these cloths. You can purchase a set of 3 cloths for £10.

Once I have removed the cleanser from my face, my skin is left feeling so clean, smooth, calm and moisturised. I don't think I have ever used a cleanser that leaves my skin feeling so moisturised and plump!

Emma Hardie also say this cleansing balm can be left on for 10 minutes as a face mask - I need to try this!

This cleansing balm is available here for £34 for 100ml - I can imagine this will last me ages!

Have you used this cleanser before? Do you own any Emma Hardie products? I really want to try some more but I'm not sure which products to try!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

July Favourites

I don't have many favourites to show you this month! I have been using a lot of the same products I showed you in my June Favourites and I didn't want to just repeat myself, so I decided to keep this months post to new favourites! Over the past week or so I have been buying quite a few new products (whoops) so if I get on with them all, I can imagine next months favourites may be slightly long! 




Let's start with skincare! My first favourite is my Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm (short and snappy eyy!) I received a sample of this in my Glossybox about 6 months ago and absolutely fell in love with it! I used up my whole 15ml sample pot and immediately ordered the full size pot! I used my 15ml sample on and off for six months because I didn't want to use it up too quickly. The full size is 100ml so this is going to last me ages! This cleanser is a balm that just melts amazingly into the skin and once water is added, it changes to an oil. It feels very luxurious and smells incredible! I love it.


Onto make up, my next favourite is my YSL Touche Eclat highlighter pen. I use this under my eyes and around my nose. I love the way it leaves my skin, so fresh, radiant and awake!


I don't tend to wear eye shadow on a daily basis, however I do like to have some colour so I have been loving Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study. This is a gorgeous champagne colour with gold pearl. I love this as I can apply a small amount for just a wash of colour, or build it up for a more pearly champagne colour. This is also a great colour to use as a highlight under the brow bone and in the corner of the eye.


For blush this month I have been loving Mac Well Dressed. This is a pink colour with subtle shimmer that adds a lovely healthy glow to the cheeks. I have had this for a while but been really loving it this month and using it pretty much everyday!


Finally is a perfume and it is Diesel Loverdose! This does smell of liquorice and I wasn't sure if I would like it because of that but I actually really do! When I first ever sprayed it I loved it and it was on my wishlist from then on! Its a fairly sweet scent and the liquorice definitely stands out but it obviously has other scents in it as well. Liquorice and vanilla are the heart notes and star anise and mandarin are the top notes. They all smell delicious! This scent stays all day - I am constantly getting whiffs of it throughout my day which is great! I would recommend giving this a sniff when you next pass a fragrance counter.


Those are all my July favourites! If you would like a full review on any of the products I have mentioned, don't hesitate to ask me in the comments! 


What are your July favourites? Have you tried any of the products I have mentioned?