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Friday, 29 May 2015

May Favourites

Its official, we're half way through they year! Where the hell did that go?! I feel like the older I get, the quicker the years fly by! This month has had some good times and some not so good times, but these products have helped me through...

01.    Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil // My lips are dry pretty much all year round so I always have a lip balm or some sort of lip product on the go. I’ve done a post about this before (you can read that here if you like) so I won’t go in to too much detail, but I’ve been using this pretty much non-stop all month and I’ve really noticed a difference in the condition of my lips. I’ve been putting this on my lips as the last step in my skin care routine at night, so when I wake up in the morning my lips feel all nourished and soft! I would definitely recommend grabbing this if you can find it!

02.   Origins Drink Up Intense Overnight Moisture Mask // I’ve always had a thing for this mask but this month our love affair grew! There is nothing I don’t love about this mask. My skin loves it, it smells amazing and I wake up in the morning with plump, soft and very happy skin! If I’ve had a stressful day at work or an alcohol heavy night, I’ll make sure I put this on before my head hits the pillow and it’s like nothing ever happened! I use this about 2 maybe 3 times a week at the moment. I’m almost running out, I think it’s time I treat myself to the big tube of this stuff!

03.   YSL Shocking Mascara // This was a throwback purchase for me at the start of the month. I used to use this all the time and for some reason just stopped. I was wondering around Debenhams, I needed a new mascara so decided to pick this up again. It’s a bit clumpier than I remember, but I still really like it! It gives my lashes a ton of thickness, makes them super black and even though it’s not water proof (I don’t think), this mascara doesn’t budge!

04.   Burberry Kisses Lipstick in No. 05 Nude Pink // Yep, still on the nude lipstick bandwagon…I just can’t get enough! I’ve recently done a post about this beauty (you can read that here if you like) raving about how much I love it so I won’t go repeating myself here, but I love it! Besides the Clarins Lip Oil, this has been the only other lip product I’ve been reaching for this month!

05.   Ogx Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Hair Serum // Besides smelling great – I mean who doesn’t like the smell of coconut?! – This has also done wonders for my hair! I’ve been putting a small amount of this through the ends of my hair before blow-drying and I’ve also being using it as an overnight hair mask/treatment type of thing! My hair definitely feels softer…and hello, who wouldn’t want their locks to smell like a holiday? lol

06.   First Aid Beauty (FAB) Facial Radiance Pads // Ok so I’m pretty sure I mentioned these in my April Favourites, but if Caroline Heroines can mention them more than once, then so can I! I just can’t get over how much good these have done for my skin! The flaky dry patches have all but disappeared and my makeup sits SO much better on my skin! These are usually on offer on the Feel Unique website so I would definitely recommend picking up a pot and trying them out for yourself!

Honourable mention: An honourable May Favourites mention goes to Lindt Dark Chocolate with sea salt… I cannot put in to words how truly scrumptious this chocolate is! I swear to Odin that I could demolish a whole bar in like 5 minutes! (I totally did this last night, oops!) Seriously, go and try it!... You can thank me later ;) xo

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Brand Focus // Indeed Labs

I've not done one of these "brand focus" blog posts before but when I realised that I use more Indeed Labs products in my skin care routine than any other brand, I just had to give them a rave on my blog!

I'll start by saying that I have quite dry and dehydrated skin. It sometimes gets so dry that it gets a lil flaky and patchy and dull (I know, gross!). I realised that I wanted to do something to tackle this but without breaking the bank! It just so happened that Indeed Labs have everything I need to tackle all my horrid skin problems and all without the hefty price tag - I pick up my Indeed Labs products from Boots and they're usually on a 3 for 2 deal or something like that!

First up, let’s talk about the Hydraluron Moisture Serum - everyone and their mother knows about this by now surly, it’s done some serious rounds in the Blogasphere! Hydraluron Moisture Serum contains a pure form of hyaluronic acid, an incredibly hydrating ingredient that holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water with red marine algae which helps with maximum delivery. The result – better hydrated, moisture nourished, plumped up skin. I used to get super dry patches between my brows, under my eyes and for some reason on my cheeks near my lips. I've been using the Hydraluron Moisture Serum for a little under 2 months day and night and can honestly say I’ve notice a big difference in not only the texture but the plumpness of it too!

Next on the rave list is Pepta Bright. Because my skin was so dehydrated, it was looking quite grey and dull and just generally lifeless – without makeup on I looked like a corpse pretty much! I needed something to brighten up my skin and bring some life back in to my face – that’s where this babe comes in. Pepta Bright is a lightweight and moisture rich serum that helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation while promoting overall skin radiance, leaving a more even toned, luminous complexion. Again, I’ve been using this for the past 2 months and have really noticed a difference – no more corpse face for me! & anything that adds an extra layer of hydration to my parched face is always a winner!

Finally, the Hydraluron Moisture Masks – these are like my little secret weapons! If I know I’m going to be going to an event or anywhere special, or if my skin is really playing up (or I just fancy a general pamper), I pop one of these on after I’ve cleansed my skin and leave it for like 20 to 30 minutes and BAYUM my skin is hydrated, plumped, baby’s bottom smooth and lookin oh so lovely! I say every woman needs this lil secret weapon in their beauty stash! I won’t go in to too much detail because I’ve already raved about these beauts before (you can see my review here if you like), but I will say that it’s like a massive shot of the Hydraluron Moisture Serum all at once and my skin loves it, these are also the easiest masks you will ever use… I love them so much that I’ve even got a few friends in to them. A friend of mine recently had some sever dry and red looking patches on her skin – I recommended these masks to her, I worked its magic and now she’s hooked!

Looong post is long!! Sorry about the essay but I like I said, I just can’t rave about Indeed Labs enough – I could have written more, but I restrained myself! If you want to find out more info on these products, I recommend checking out their website. Hope you beauts are having a great week! I now have a 5 day weekend, get in!!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Dream Catcher

I've been a bit obsessed with pretty much anything resembling the 90s lately and came across this GAWGUS dream catcher on the Urban Outfitters website! When I saw it on the UO website I new I NEEDED it, it instantly went in my online basket and a couple of days later the postman was dropping it! *insert excited emoji! I just had to share this beauty with the world (aka. on my little space of the interwebs).  Isn't she pretty?  I love the dip dye feathers and the almost Slipknot look of the big circle bit (I have no idea what that bit is called!).

Its hand made so the feathers will differ on each dream catcher, I have a couple of dodgy looking feathers on mine, but I think it gives it a bit of charter so I don't really mind too much!

To be honest theres not really too much else I can say about this other than I love it! That, and the fact I love having it hanging up in my bedroom!... I feel so tumblr with a dreamcatcher in my room, all I need now is a shit tone of fairy lights (check!) & a Starbucks (I could majorly do with a coffee right now!) #lolz!

Hope all you lovelies are having a great weekend... Today is the perfect lazy day with the boyf, we're currently vegging out with junk food and junk tv! I SO don't want it to be Monday tomorrow! xo

Saturday, 16 May 2015

A Mini Burberry Kiss

Ok, so it’s safe to say that my love for nude lip products is still going strong - & the latest nude lip product to join my collection is this little babe, the new Burberry Kisses Lipstick in No. 05 Nude Pink. 

Firstly how cute is the size of this thing! And the packaging – love! I got this little sample when I was in London a few weeks back (fancy seeing my London Haul? You can check that out here). I didn’t think I would use this because sometimes when I get samples they just sort of sit in my makeup draws, but I decided to give this a go and I was pleasantly surprised!...


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

L’Occitane // A little sunshine from provence

A lovely little email dropped in to my inbox yesterday and I just had to share with you lovely lot!

Do you love L’Occitane? Do you love travel size products? Do you love freebies? - If you answer yes to one or more of these questions then I’d highly recommend clicking this link  - http://bit.ly/1bD53Qp - Trust me!

All you have to do is fill in a few deets and L’Occitane will send you an email with a code. Print it off, take it into your nearest L’Occitane store and hey presto… you could be walking away with a little box of freebies just like I did!*

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside…

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Tortoise Shell

I'm not one to usually freak out over a pair of sunglasses, I think before this pair I only owned my RayBan wayfarers and a pair from Topshop... everything changed when I spotted these on the ASOS website!

I fell in love with the colour of the tortoise shell print and the fact that they were hand made - the purple gradient tinted lenses just tipped it over the edge for me and before I knew it they were in my basket and I was hitting the "hell yes I want to buy these right now" button! My purchase of these sunglasses also had nothing what so ever to do with the fact that i'd seen them in one of Hello October' Youtube videos! #lol

I love how chunky they are and the big lenses hide a multitude of sins (aka. humungous dark eye circles/bags from a heavy night before!) I think these would suit just about anyone.

These have pretty much been the only pair of shades I've been reaching for lately - when the sun decides to make an appearance!  I don't think these particular sunglasses are on the ASOS website anymore boo! But I did find some very similar here.


Saturday, 9 May 2015

April Favourites

It’s crazy how fast this year is flying by! I know everyone says it, but I can’t believe we’re almost half way through the year!

Life has kinda gotten in the way recently and I seem to have neglected my little corner of the internet, I was getting better with posting regularly but last month just sort of slipped. So this month is a fresh start! I have my list of posts that I want to churn out with (hopefully) some great content. One of my favourite things to read are monthly favourite posts, so first post on my “blog to-do list” is April Favourites!...

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