Tuesday, 26 May 2015

May Playlist | 2015

I have been so busy lately, than my blog has been a bit neglected. I have exams coming up soon, so hopefully I can schedule a few post, because I miss blogging. So I've gathered up some of my favourite songs from the past month that have helped me through long days at uni and busy weekends  of studying.

I've been loving Florence's new songs lately and I can't wait for the new album. Also, the same goes for Tame Impala, the song "'Cause I'm a Man" has been my jam for the past few weeks. Enjoy!



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Friday, 15 May 2015

My Mecca Cosmetica Beauty Loop Box | May 2015


I always get so excited when I see an email in my inbox from Mecca saying by box is ready to pick up. I've never been disappointed with one of these boxes, they always deliver and the samples are so different each time. I am currently a Level 2, and this is what I got in my box.

I am most excited to try the GlamGlow Powered Dual Cleanse Treatment. It's a mix between a mask and a cleanser which should be interesting. Glamglow products aren't cheap so it's good to receive a sample. Also, this smells amazing! Another thing that is raved about is the Soap & Glory The Righteous Body Butter. I rarely use body butter because my skin isn't really dry and I find it a bit of an extra step I don't need when I come out of the shower, however, I am excited to see what all the fuss is about.

REN products are some of my favourites, so I'm keen to try the REN Keep Young & Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot. I've never heard anything about this product, so it should be interesting to see what it does. It seems to be some kind of gel like serum. Another product I've never heard anything about is the Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation. I know serum foundations have been popular lately so I'm interested in giving this a go. However, my experience with self-adjusting bases hasn't been good, as they end up looking very orange on me.

What did you get in your box this month?

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Empties #6



Even though some people don't find them interesting, empties videos and blog post are some  of my favourites to read. Because people have finished the product, they can give a full, honest review on the product. So without further ado, here's a in depth review of my trash!


Makeup

Australis Make-up Finishing Spritz - I didn't really like this product, but the smell was nice. I just found that it didn't do anything in terms of pro-longing makeup and keeping it fresh. Would I repurchase? No.

MAC Prep & Prime Beauty Balm - This was my first purchase from MAC, but it wasn't one I was happy with. I wanted to come out with a foundation but the lady persuaded me to get this. I found it to be too heavy, but it didn't have the best of coverage either. Also, it made my skin go oilier faster than usual. Would I repurchase? No.

Garnier BB Cream For Oily Skin - This was my favourite base for lazy days. It has a runny consistency, and covers well. However, even though this is the lightest shade, I found it looked a bit orange on me. Would I repurchase? No.

Revlon Bold Lacquer Length & Volume Mascara - I was excited to try this mascara, as the last one I had tried from them was amazing. However this just felt heavy on my lashes and they clumped easily.  Would I repurchase? No.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer - This is a good lightweight brightening mascara for under the eyes. It was great for everyday use. Would I repurchase? Maybe.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Primer - I really loved using this primer. It had a silicone feel to it and made my foundation glide nicely over the top. Would I repurchase? Yes.

Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil - I think this is a good affordable eye pencil. But I seem to go through these really quickly which is strange. Would I repurchase? Maybe.



Body

The Body Shop Glazed Apple Shower Gel - Body Shop shower gels are my favourite shower gels. They lather up so well, and the scent lingers throughout the day. This scent smelt amazing and reminded me of my childhood. Would I repurchase? Yes.

Kit Body Wash Pomegranate & Pink Grapefruit - I didn't like this at all. It didn't lather well and the scent smelled like a cleaning product my mum uses. Not a fan. Would I repurchase? No.

Anatomicals Night Time Hand Cream - This felt really greasy on my hands and there was still residue in the morning. I did like the scent however. Would I repurchase? No.

Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel - The scent of this confused me. It's got a fresh citrus scent, but also a musk smell which was a bit overpowering. Would I repurchase? No.

Burberry Brit Sheer - I bought this when I first went to Europe in 2011. It's not my favourite perfume ever, but it was good for everyday wear. Would I repurchase? No.

Lush Volcano Foot Mask - A few months ago, my feet were in terrible condition (TMI?), so I thought I'd give them some TLC with this mask. I feel like this didn't do anything amazing, and it smelt so bad! But I think my feet did like that extra attention. Would I repurchase? No.


Skincare & Haircare

Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes - I haven't been using theses as much lately, but these are just so gentle on my skin. They are great for days where I don't have a lot of makeup on, and I'm feeling a bit lazy. Would I repurchase? Yes.

Neutrogena Make-up Cleansing Towels  - I really didn't like these. They irritated my skin and they felt really dry. Would I repurchase? No.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash - It took me ages to uses this up because I really hated this. It sucked all the moisture out of my face and I didn't feel like it did anything for my acne. Would I repurchase? No.

Formula 10.0.6 Get Your Glow On Brightening Mask  - This mask is so much fun because it's a peel off mask. Sometimes that can be a bit messy when it gets caught in your hair. I did notice my skin was a bit brighter but nothing spectacular. Would I repurchase? Maybe.

REN Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel - This is such a great cleanser! It's not stripping like some gel cleansers can be and it's so gentle on the skin. My face feels so refreshed after using this. Would I repurchase? Yes.

Batiste Dry Shampoo - Just the usual dry shampoo, handy for that third day after washing where you just can't be bothered. Would I repurchase? Yes.

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