Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hask Argan Oil

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, you will have noticed that Moroccan Oil, Argan Oil and other such oils have been taking over the beauty community in blogs and on YouTube. 

Argan Oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan treeendemic to Morocco, that is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. Cosmetically it is mainly used on the hair wet or dry to leave your hair with a shiny look, leaving it feeling healthy and super soft. It achieves this by absorbing into the hair and using all of its natural goodness to restore your hairs health and help it to be reeeeeeeeally shiny.

Argan oil can also be used on the skin to prevent dryness and help reduce stretch marks, it works in a similar way to the popular and well known Bio-Oil.

I have been after Argan Oil for a long time now but being as forgetful as I am whenever I am on a beauty hunt the oil just goes to the back of my mind. On a random pre-holiday shopping trip to Primark I was queuing up to pay when I saw the Hask Argan Oil by the till for £2.50! (Miss Budget Beauty eat your heart out =D) I had to snap a couple of these up right away and I was eager to get home to wash my hair and it's not often I can say that!

The Oil claims to be a healing shine treatment for a silky smooth finish with exotic shine, and this my friends it does down to a tee. I use a pea size amount rubbed in my palms on wet hair and then blow dry as normal. I also use it occasionally after styling my hair to rid of any flyaway bits. The great thing I have found is that I am not washing my hair any more than I was before which is always a plus in my eyes.

As I used to put a lot of bleach on my hair, it is not in the best condition. Since using the oil I have noticed a massive difference and I will definitely repurchase one this has ran out or I may try a different one, I wouldn't mind getting a big bottle of it so it is there to last for ages.

I think Argan Oil is a must have beauty essential and I honestly don't know how I ever got by without it! At the amazing price of £2.50, you have no excuse to try it!

Do you use hair oil? If so which one? Have you tried the Hask oil? What are your thoughts?

Enjoy Your Day

Boots Cocoa Butter & Mallow Body Lotion

As the colder weather is creeping upon us, my skin is getting more dry and I need to make an extra effort to keep my skin more hydrated.

When it comes to my beauty regime I am generally quite lazy and I have only just got to grips with cleansing properly and keeping my face moisturised. I do however, often forget about the rest of my body. I have noticed my skin getting more dry. I reluctantly went on a search for a nice scented body lotion/moisturiser as I am not a fan of unscented products because I like that subtle hint of a scent when going about my daily business.

I found the Cocoa Butter and Mallow body lotion in my local Boots and I fell in love with it straight away. At the moment you can pick it up from their website here for the small price of £2.03 for a 300ml bottle. That's the sort of money you find lying around the house!


The lotion has a very thin consistency which makes it so easy to rub into the skin after your shower. It leaves a gorgeous cocoa-y, sweet scent on the skin which you can smell up to about 2-3 hours after application which, for something so cheap is rather impressive!

The product claims to nourish and care for dry skin, leaving it soft, smooth an moisturised which i can agree with 100%. The bottle has a handy pump dispenser which makes it easy to dispense the product from the bottle and handy to leave in your bathroom or on your dressing table.

Generally I find the Boots own brand products good quality and the Cocoa Butter & Mallow body lotion does not disappoint and has not changed my opinion one bit!

What is your favourite body lotion/body moisturiser? Do you have a specific body skin care routine? Let me know in the comments below =D

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Collection Fix Me Up Spray

As a woman I am, like many, always wanting long lasting make-up. Especially with working in a job where I can't easily touch up my make-up every couple of hours I need it to stay put for at least 8 hours.

Using the right make-up to start with is always a bonus and I find the Revlon ColorStay range a god send. I do find it can sometimes look a little cakey, especially first thing in the morning. This is why at the moment I am loving the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation.

As I am always watching the pennies, like most of recent times, I am reluctant to use my MAC Fix+ spray as I don't want it to run out. This is why I have been on the look out for a cheaper dupe for it.

When I received the Collection Fix Me Up spray in my SheSaid beauty box I was thrilled as I could start my mission on finding a good Fix+ dupe.

I have been using it over the top of my Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, which I have found doesn't have a long lasting wear. Over the past 7 days I have been using the Fix Me Up spray and I feel I am now ready to share my views to my lovely readers.

First of all the price is fantastic! If you hop over to the Superdrug website here it is a bargain at £3.99!!!

I love the packaging as it is black with the hot pink writing which I feel is simple but eye catching at the same time. The first thing you are hit with when you spray it on your face is the smell. To be honest it is one that I am not particularly fond of. It reminds me of cold tea, but not the good smell which you find in the Ginvera products, it is definitely off putting.

Also I find the product really wet which doesn't feel too nice on the skin and I found I have been standing around for a couple of minutes waiting for it to set. As for the longevity of the product, I found my make up hasn't been lasting any longer than before and overall I am quite disappointed as I am a HUUUUGE fan of the Collection primer!

Have you tried this product out? What are your thoughts? Just let me know in the comments below =D (like what I did there?!)

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MAC Jest Eyeshadow

For a long time I was searching for the perfect eyeshadow which could be my staple go to everyday eyeshadow within my make-up collection.

During a shopping trip I was trying to avoid going to my local MAC counter as usually, whenever I visit it, that is the start to my financial downfall for that month. No matter how much I tried to avoid it, I heard it calling my name and I could not resist any longer.
Although my MAC wishlist is longer than I would like, when I visited the counter there was nothing that came to mind that I had to buy there and then. So I had a look around and when I stopped at the eyeshadow one caught my eye which I just had to have... Jest.


As my MAC palette was rather bare I could easily justify purchasing it. When I got it home I  fell in love with it even more. It is the most gorgeous shimmery barely pink colour that just compliments the skin so well. It is such a perfect neutral colour and the shimmer is totally me.


As you can see from the above swatch, it is not an obvious pink colour, like I said just a gorgeous pale pink shimmery neutral for your collection.

I have used this practically every day since I got it and you can do so many looks with it. I love adding dark browns in the corner to create a gorgeous everyday smokey eye look. The eyeshadow is so versatile and can easily be worn for the daytime or night time and being from MAC is so long lasting.

What is your favourite MAC eyeshadow? Will you be trying this one out? What is your go to colour? Let me know =D

Enjoy your day

Miss Sporty Fabulous Lash Waterproof Mascara

When it comes to mascara I have TONS of them. I think this is due to my everlasting desire for luscious lengthy, voluminous, thick lashes. 

I don't have one particular brand in my make-up stash as I see a mascara I like I buy it. This has, in the past set me up for a lot of disappointments but occasionally I will find a little gem in which I just HAVE to repurchase. This brings me nicely on to the Miss Sporty Fabulous Lash mascara.

I picked up the waterproof version as my intention was to take it on holiday and wear in the day and in the pool without getting hideous black make up rolling down my cheek. You all know what I mean, like when you take your make-up off after you have been in the shower and look in the mirror and you have eyeliner/mascara literally covering your whole face!

I tried this out a few times before holiday, just to test out the true waterproof-ness of it and I was very surprised at the results. So surprised, this has now become my everyday mascara.

The brush first of all is brilliant, it goes into a point at the end which makes coating the lashes in the inner corner of the eye even easier and also coating the bottom lashes is easy and you don't get those awful lines under your eye.

This mascara does have a tendency to build up quite a lot on the lashes and can occasionally give the spidery lash look. 9 times out of 10 though it creates the illusion that you have really lengthy and thick lashes its an absolute winner in my eyes.

The price is also a winning factor for me at a bargainous £3.29!!!!

You can get it from Miss SportyBoots (who may I add are selling it at the moment for £1.99) or Superdrug (who are also selling it at the moment for £1.99).

This is definitely a mascara I will be repurchasing as it not only makes the lashes look gorgeous, the price tag is bloody marvellous too!!!

Below is a picture of the mascara on at the END of the day!!! Still in tact ... WINNER.

What mascaras would you recommend for me to try? Any you would like me to review? Just let me know =D

Enjoy your day

Thursday, October 4, 2012

And She Flies In From No Where!

Hola all!

No your eyes do not deceive you, I am back to the blogging world. I have been trying to keep up with all of the fab blogs I am personally a reader of but I have had a crazy few months.

Those of you who subscribe to my YouTube channel will know I have moved in with my boyfriend and I have also been on holiday so times have been a little crazy of late.
Within all the madness however, I seem to have found a routine that works for me so I now have an empty slot in my diary ready for as much blog action as I can cram in.

You may see some changes on the blog over the next couple of weeks as I feel this is a new chapter and like after a break up ... A makeover always makes you feel better!
I have some rather exciting products all lined up ready to tell you about and give you my thoughts, so keep those beady eyes peeled and I shall be back soon =D

I thought I would also add that I am writing this with my own conditioning concoction on my hair so I shall also let you know how that goes.

Enjoy your day!

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Incase You Didn't Know!

Hi Everyone!

In case you haven't noticed, I have not been blogging recently.

Do not fear, I haven't abandoned you, no. At the moment I have so much stuff on so I have decided to put some focus on my YouTube channel. If you haven't seen my videos yet you can find my channel simply by clicking here =D!

The reason I am putting a little more focus in to my videos at the moment is because I find videos easier to do and I want to spend my time writing blogs that I would want to read, not just whipping them out in a minute, hense me taking a step back whilst I have so much stuff going on.

All shall be revealed as to what exactly is going on hopefully very soon!

I hope you are all well and do be sure to check out my channel to keep up with what I am doing.

Enjoy your day!