Monday, 22 July 2013

I'm back with Max Factor Wild

Ok, ok, I know I haven't posted in agessss. I didn't quite realize how busy I'd be with work, and finishing uni, but now that that is finally all under control(ish) I wanted to return with new reviews and better photos to make up for lost time! So here it goes!

Max factor have just realized a new range called WILD. With 2 mascara colours, 6 gorgeous blendable wild shadow pencil colours and an incredible 13 Wild eye shadow pot colours, there is definitely something for everyone.

I got the Black mascara in this gorgeous luminous green packaging which has soft bristle fibres and a wonderful hourglass shape which really does help apply from root to tip, whilst defining eyelashes. What isn't to like? It is so easy to apply and has become a staple in my makeup bag, and clutch for nights out.

Then I picked up the Fierce Lime Wild shadow pencil, where should I start with that. Is it an eyeliner, an eyeshadow? Well no, actually it's both, and so easy to blend and smudge, the possibilities are endless. Even for someone who struggles applying eyeliner (honestly takes me half hour to get black liner looking presentable!

Before applying Max Factor Wild Mascara

After Applying Max Factor Wild Mascara

The collection is gorgeous, and being titled Wild, the names are all wild related with names such as Viscious Moss, Untamed green etc...

At £4.99 each, how can you go wrong! Are you going to go wild, and pick up more than one? I know I am!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Witch Blemish stick: It's Magic*

I came home to a small package today which confused me, as I don't remember ordering anything. When I opened it there was a little Witch blemish stick* inside, that Witch very kindly sent me after applying to be one of their Flawless Friend and not getting through. I thought it was really sweet of them to be honest, and I am so glad they did.

Tonight I am off to my friend Alice's 21st and so excited, but I did wake up with some spots and have been trying to avoid that before the party. The Blemish stick says that it gets to work instantly, and also fights bacteria that causes spots, but I am always sceptical that something is going to work straight away, but OMG it actually does. Within 10 minutes my spots were less red and less angry.

It says to dob on as often as required when blemishes first appear, and is great for all types but especially oily/combination skin, which is perfect for me.

The small 10g tube contains a turquoise balm that you just dab onto the effected area and let it do it's magic. It does dry a little strangely in that it goes whitish in areas, so I would advise doing this before bed and early in the morning so you can lightly wipe of the white after.

All in all I am so greatful to which for sending me this product, as it actually is magic and has saved me for the party tonight!

*Product sent to me

Thursday, 20 June 2013

'Latest in Beauty' Box: Try before you buy

I have finally finished my third year at uni (not my final year) and decided to treat myself to a few little bits. I love coming home to lots of packages its like an early Christmas! Sad I know. I was particularly excited about this little 'beauty' that was waiting for me. Glamour have teamed up with Latest in Beauty to create this amazing box!

Everyone has been reviewing beauty boxes and the sense I have got is that they were great until they became so popular companies could start putting in normal products people weren't excited about. However, Latest in Beauty is not like this.

Latest in Beauty's website is great. Unlike other beauty boxes you know what you're getting, but once they're gone they're gone. Their policy is 'try before you buy' which is a better I think. It's great because it doesn't need you to subscribe, you can just buy when you fancy the products or have the money. 

It's £14.95 inc delivery, which is a little more than most boxes on the market which suck you in by the £10 price but it doesn't include the £2.95 postage. I personally think that paying an additional £2 it is much better value for money. It arrives in a cute black sleek box and the products are wrapped in a cream tissue paper with the glamour logo sticker on it. It's classic although I have seen some prettier boxes which are more colourful and 'pretty.' However it is just to store all the pretty products!
This specific box was a collaboration of latest in beauty with Glamour magazine with a value they claim of £65! It includes:

-Loreal Super Liner Gel Intenza (full size)
-Batiste dry shampoo (sample)
-Benefit the Porefessional (sample)
-Ginvera green tea exfoliating marvel gel (sample)
-Revlon nail enamel Coral (Full size)
-Jinnylash strip eyelashes (full size)
-The vintage cosmetic company tweezers
-Stila Lip Glaze (Sample)
-John Frieda Frizz-ease original formula (sample)

Have you heard of them before? Have a look here and see if anything takes your fancy. They do have other boxes available to try too! I personally, can't wait to test and review these products!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Prada Candy Je t'adore

I am not much of a perfume collector. I tend to find a couple that I love and stick to them. And Prada Candy's eau de parfum is one that made the cut, and is definitely a front runner as my favourite.

My bottle is 50 ml, and came from My bestest friend Jo for my birthday in december. To be fair I have only just started to run out so 6 months isn't too bad, and it came in a wonderful gift box with a body lotion, so what is not to love?

It came out in 2011, and you may have noticed the new Prada Candy L'eau being advertised, which I cannot wait to review. However for the moment I am more than happy with my Candy. It has a wonderful sweet and feminine scent, that I love, with warm caramel and vanilla undertones.

I find it very spring/summery and it always makes me feel like it's summer even though at the moment it clearly isn't!

It retails for anything £39 for a 30ml bottle to £55 for a 50ml bottle, and has a gorgeous scented body lotion available to match!

Have you tried Prada Candy?

Sunday, 16 June 2013

OOTD: Neon Aztec

After having finished the majority of my exams, a few friends and I thought it would be a great idea to go out for a few drinks and have a nice girly evening. It was lovely to get away from the books, and dress up a little, and I am so in love with the Aztec trend at the moment and decided to team it with my new neon nail wraps too!

Dress: Primark £10
Necklace: Accesorize £8 ( featured here)
Nails: Primark Neon yellow nail wraps £1 reduced to 50p! (featured here)

I love it, and teamed it with a black jacket later in the evening, necessary at the moment, especially with these silly wintery nights in summer!

Hope you like it too!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

How to add a blog button to your blog

It may sound so pathetic, but today after agreeing to do a blog button swap with the lovely Amy, I panicked. I couldn't figure out how to add a blog button and link to someone else's page. So i thought it may be handy for other bloggers who might be having the same problem. Here we go:

1. Go to the layout page, which allows you to add gadgets.
2. It will then take you to the add gadget, and layout page

3. When you get on that page, click add gadget. 
4. The add image. I have seen loads of people try adding at html but the best way I found is to add an image. It may say Picture on yours, it does vary from blog to blog.

5.When you click on it, it should say Configure Image.

6. Put whatever title you want, I put 'Some of my lovely Bloggers'.
7. Choose the image of your friends/advertisers blog button and upload it by choosing the file button. 

8.Then enter the link to their blog. Be careful that if you are copying it directly from the web address to delete one of the two https as I made this mistake!

9. And always make sure to save!!

Hope this helps and have fun adding blogs my lovelies!

Nail Wrap love for 50p

I have a confession to make. As embarrassing as it may be, I am a nail wrap virgin. I know, I know, but I was so sceptical about a nail sticker I shied away. That was up until my trip to oxford (yes, yes I go there a lot!) where I picked up these little beauties for 50p! I know, just 50p is a steal and as they were only a £1 originally  I really wish I had bought more as they were reduced. Plus this highlighter colour is so on trend, how can you go wrong!?

My first attempt!: Success I feel!

Anyway, if like me you haven't tried these wraps before, then quick! Jump on this bandwagon, because it is so easy to do. With the Primark ones you just have to choose the size you want for your nail, and trim if needed. Then warm up the wrap I just did it between my fingers, a bit like wax trips, place on your nail and trim off with a nail file. If you're nervous I would look up a nail tutorial on youtube, like I did!

Top Tip:
After placing the wrap on your nail, use a hair dryer over it for a few seconds then smooth, it helps remove any annoying air bubbles!