Saturday, 20 April 2013


L to R: Soap and glory pulp friction body scrub , Rituals Yogi flow shower gel, Aussie mega instant shampoo and conditioner, Tigi S factor serious conditioner.
 When I shower I intend to get it over and done with as soon as possible as I tend to be in a bit of a rush so I don't want to spend to much time showering. When it comes to washing my hair the shampoo and conditioner I'm reaching to at the moment is Aussies' mega shampoo and conditioner(£4.49). I do love a bit of Aussie and this is fab as it rinses clean and is great for getting all the product out of my hair that tends to build up over time,it smells great too!. My favourite shower gel is Rituals yogi flow foaming shower gel sensation (£7). It is a lovely foaming shower gel with a sweet floral scent of sweet almond oil and Indian rose. I find this lovely and it doesn't dry out my skin , as well as it doubling up as shaving foam if needed.   
I use Soap and glory pulp friction foaming fruity body scrub(£8) about 2-3 times a week. I like it as its the perfect grittiness as it uses ground up pumice stone as its exfoliant. It has a lovely fruity scent to it leaves you with a squeaky clean feeling afterwards. About every other day I will use TIGI S-Factor serious conditioner (£14.40).I use it after shampooing and leave it on for around 5 minutes before rinsing off. It contains sunflower oil which helps to hydrate the hair and provide moisture. Its been great on the dried out ends of my hair and I've really seen a difference and I can see this product lasting a long time as you only need a little bit at a time to cover all your ends. 
 what are your showertime must haves?

Monday, 15 April 2013

Favourite spring nails

apologies in advance for the terrible photos.....
From L to R Jessica custom nail colour in electric teal,  OPI  mermaids tears, OPI what's with the cattitude, essie fear or desire, essie tart deco , models own hedonist ,  models own beach party
Models own beach party is a bright orange nail colour. And by bright I mean NEON bright!. This nail varnish is one of my go to shades and is great for that pop of colour with and outfit. I just think this shade is just what's needed especially in these drizzly spring days.
Models own is also one of the neon shades from models own.Its "Mercedes f1 rocket red" as my boyfriend likes to tell me. Its a mix of coral , red and orange and it just lovely and is a favourite on toes. this polish tends to dry matte which some may like however I personally like to  put a bit of top coat on top.
Essie nail polishes are one of my favourites.I love their wide brushes  and the fact they dry in no time. I also find that they last a while on my nails too. Tart deco is a beautiful pastel coral colour .This is one of my go to polishes if I can't decide what colour and it never fails to disappoint.
Fear or desire is a opaque orange colour (seeing a theme with my orange love anyone?)and I just really like this colour, it's a nice pop of colour without being as over the top as the neon shades.

Electric teal is a deep turquoise blue with a hint of shimmer. I don't usually like shimmer shades however this is a very subtle shimmer that kind of compliments the colour. However I do find with jessica nail polishes that they can take a long time to dry which can be a bit of a pain if your in a rush.
OPI what's with the cattitude is a lovely pastel sky blue shade. I have worn this one to death and this is one of my all time favourites (as you can see from the minging bottle!) Its that perfect spring time colour and will look great on its one or paired up with a bit of nail art.
OPI mermaids tears is one of those nail varnishes that I'm always getting compliments on. Its a minty pastel green shade with a hint of murk(???) if that makes sense?. I find this one really nice and OPI never fails to impress really does it.

What are your favourite nail shades for spring?

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Empties #1

Just a few of the bits and pieces that I've used up recently....

John Frieda full repair deep conditioning mask 150ml
I've had this mask for a little while now but have been putting off using the last little bits. Its not until I recently decided to ombre my hair again that I decided to reach for the last little bits. I find this mask very hydrating and would highly recommend it for those with bleached, dip dyed or ombre hair as it stops that fuzzy dead ended bits that it sometimes can get if its too dry. The only thing I don't love too much about this is that the smell isn't great but I can get over that as its so good for my dry hair.
BareMinerals Prime time foundation primer 30ml
I'll start this by saying I'm a big bare minerals fan and use a lot of products from the bare minerals range. The prime time foundation it no exception. It creates a smooth base for foundation and I have noticed its staying power lasting slightly longer that usual by using this. I have recently got the brightening version of this to replace this one and I'm hoping it'll be just as good or better

Dermalogica multivitamin thermofoliant15ml
Dermalogica is another brand I use a lot of. I have quite dry and sensitive skin and I have had no problems with anything from this brand. The multivitamin thermofoliant is a powerful exfoliator that heats up on contact with your face. I personally can't stand scrubs that aren't scrubby (if you get what I mean) and this one is great for me is very gritty and gets the job done. I still have another sample of this one so will be continuing to use that one. 
REN glycolactic radiance renewal mask 5ml
The REN glycolactic radiance renewal mask is one of those masks that everyone seems to be raving about. I find that this mask leave my skin feeling smooth and lovely after leaving it on for around 10 mins however I do find I have to use a moisture mask of some sort afterwards as my skin is quite dry.However am I the only one who finds the smell slightly sickly?i dunno.however i do enjoy this mask and will probably be purchasing a full size of this one sometime soon.
Dermalogica multi-active toner 50ml
I got this toner as part of a set a while ago and this size one has lasted me for ages. I normally use it after cleansing to remove excess cleanser and bits of make up I may have missed. I find this a toner fairly refreshing and it has that kind of clean nice smell to it . I have enjoyed using this toner however I will probably try something new instead of this one.