Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Botanics Revealing Body Polish

At Christmas I got an absurd amount of miniatures in sets, as always, and personally I love getting presents like this, just because I am always quite hesitant to spend money on something that I haven't heard a lot of good things about, but miniatures mean that I have a chance to find a little gem like this!

I'm not the biggest fan of body polishes, I prefer a body exfoliator that feels like it's doing something, something with a chunkier texture to it, like the Garnier Body Tonic Scrub with sugar and fruit extracts (my summer exfoliator). Although having said that, I am also incredibly lazy when it comes to taking care of my skin and I will take any short cuts I can! I know it's bad but it's true. This product is amazing for that, as not only is it really really exfolitating without you really noticing, it is incredibly moisturising and when you use it in the shower, it foams up to bubbles under the water. Meaning you can pretty much shave your legs with one product. 
I am completely in love with this product and I use it every time I have a shower (not so much in the bath, because I don't like sitting around with the beads left in the bath water) and I definitely plan on buying a bigger tube when I run out! 
Have you tried this product? 
Do you have another body exfoliator/polish that you rely on?
Please do leave a comment and follow if you liked this post :) 
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxo 

Friday, March 22, 2013

haul and mini reviews!

Hello lovely, I've done quite a bit of make-up shopping in the drugstore lately, I felt my make-up needed a bit of a shake-up to be honest, so I thought I'd show you what I got :) 
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation- 120 Vanilla
I'm sure you've heard of this, everyone and their mother seems to love it and seen as my skin is being a little better than usual lately I figured I'd give it a go. So far I love it to be honest! Not a bad thing to say about it! 
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder- 020 Light Pale
I'm not really a powder kinda gal, but Revlon was on buy one get one half price, so I thought why the heck not. I really do like this, it works amazingly with the foundation, helps with the staying power and doesn't look cakey! 
MUA Cover and Conceal- Almond
I love my concealers, and when I found this one in Superdrug and noticed that it was far more pink toned than the usual yellow toned concealers (which do absolutely nothing for my dark circles) and saw no reason to give it a try. I do like it, and I have to say I like it a lot more than everyone's favourite Collection (2000) Lasting Perfection Concealer. 
MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter 
I am a massive fan of highlighter over blush or bronzer, I feel like I'm too pale for bronzer and get too much redness for blusher. I've been using this highlighter everyday and with the Revlon foundation I think it gives a really natural look. 
17 Wild Metallic Eyes- Wild Nude 


I've been really interested in these kind of cream eye shadows, I think I need to wear eye shadow more but I'm too lazy, so this (as I can apply it with my finger while I'm on the bus) seemed like the perfect option. I do really like it, it wears evenly and has minimal creasing throughout the day, I also love the colour! 
If you'd like any full reviews of these products just let me know in the comments, and please do remember to follow this blog however you fancy :)
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

lately I love #5

Hello honey!
This lately I love isn't even remotely beauty/fashion related, so I do apologise for that!
Fairy tales!
There will be some of you that think this is ridiculous, because I am not 6. But I mean the good old fashioned fairy tales, with actual messages.
For example the Grim fairy tales and a new personal favourite Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales.
I honestly think their is something powerful about the messages that these old stories have, and how relevant they are today still.
I will, however, admit that there are some that are just crazy, but still entertaining!
Are you a fan of fairy tales? Or do you just think I'm a little weird haha!
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxo

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Revlon Grow-Luscious Mascara

Hello gorgeous :) 
I thought I'd write a post today to let you all know about a product that I have been absolutely loving, the Revlon Grow-Luscious Mascara. I can't even remember how long ago it was that I brought this mascara, I think Revlon must have been on offer at the time because I haven't heard anything about this mascara. But lately I found it in my make-up draw and thought, well why not give it a go!
The Revlon website claims that the mascara "strengthens and conditions lashes for a longer and fuller lash look" and that "day after day, unique formula helps strengthen lashes"
And to be honest I would have to agree, normally I'm very dubious when companies make those kind of claims, but I didn't know about these claims when I brought the mascara. 
It looks amazing all day, is really really build-able to make a more dramatic look. 
But it also has made my lashes look a lot longer and thicker without mascara on at all. I can't say for sure that it is this mascara, because I'm never loyal to one mascara, but I've only noticed the change since I started using this particular product most days.
after using the mascara
before with my very light lashes

*excuse the lack of other make-up but I was poorly when this photo was taken*
I absolutely love this mascara and I think I've found something that I will repurchase
Have you tried this mascara? 
Or have you got another mascara that you swear by?
I'd be interested to know :) 
I think Benefit They're Real Mascara is next on my list when this one runs out! 
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And now I'll stop rambling! 
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxoxo

Friday, March 15, 2013

no7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Wipes

Hello there honey :)
I'm sure you've seen these wipes in your local Boots store before, and I'm sure you've seen their absurd price tag of £7.00 and if you're anything like me, walked right on past them to the much cheaper face wipes.

in case you haven't seen these lovely wipes before, it might sound trivial but I do love the clean white packaging. 
However, if you are a bargain hunter like me, I'm sure you've also seen the no7 vouchers with two sides that Boots give out every few weeks when you spend over £5 in one transaction. As far as I'm aware it was previously £3 off make-up and £5 of skincare, however now it's £5 off fragrance and £5 off skincare (specific to no7 that is).
With the £5 off voucher the wipes are just £2 (or 200 points) which I think is pretty averagely priced for face wipes to be honest. And I cannot fault the quality. I usually use the Boots Essentials Face Wipes (£1.50) or whatever cheap wipes I can get my hands on. 
To start with I wasn't sure about the wipes, just because of how wet (ewww hate that word!) they are. However, once I'd got used to it, they are the most refreshing wipes I've used and are so moisturing, something my very dry skin needs. Plus, as far as face wipes go they get rid of sooooo much make-up! 
They have fast become an essential item for me and one that I will repurchase again and again. 
(when I have money off vouchers I intent on stocking up!)
Have you tried these wipes? 
Do you think no7 items are as overpriced as I do?
I love to read and reply to your comments so please do leave them below :)
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxo
p.s. also please do remember to follow me on BlogLovin (up in the top left corner) 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

GFC chaos!

Hello honey!
I'm sure you've heard of the madness as GFC is closing it's metaphorical doors on July 1st, meaning you will not longer be able to follow blogs this way.
I had been meaning to get around to installing the BlogLovin widget (now up in that top left corner) for a few months and this deffinately gave me a kick up the bum to do so!
I know I don't have many followers but I really do appreciate every one of you and it would mean the world to me if you'd follow me in another way now, so I don't loose any of you lovely lot!
You can now follow via email or BlogLovin and I'm sure I'll set up more ways to follow soon, but for now those are the two available.
Please please do keep reading and following and commenting because it means the absoloute world to me :)
Now I'm off to follow all my favourite blogs on BlogLovin!
Thanks very very much, and lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxo

Thursday, March 07, 2013

H&M wishlist!

Hello lovely, 
If you're anything like me you'll often feel like your purse is a little too light after one too many shopping trips
And I'm hoping that writing "wishlist" posts, will give me a similar feeling of satisfaction that actually going out and buying the items does; just to tide me over before my purse inevitably gets even lighter
Recently I was torturing myself looking through the H&M website, and I had quite a few things in my basket that I thought I would share with you!
I also thought that, rather than doing wishlist posts from all over the internet, I would do them specific to one shop at a time, so if you don't want to go all through an online shop to get a feel for the clothing they offer you don't have to!
I would like to say, all of these items will be mine soon, I am genuinely running out of clothes, so much so that I have had to put myself on a make-up specific spending ban in the hope that I can prioritise! 
1. Aztec Chiffon Dress- £14.99
Perfect for summer with a cardigan! And I really prefer dresses the second the sun starts to shine, regardless of the heat, even if it's with thick tights, boots and a coat it gets me in the spirit!
2. Pink Jumper- £7.99
You can't beat a good old comfy jumper really can you! I also thought this would look really cute with number 3, over a summer dress.
These are really similar to a pair I've been lusting after from Peacocks here, but I'm a sucker for a wedge, being 5ft3".
Same style as number 1, but just so summery I can't help but love it!
This is just all my favourite things in a top! Oversized, dip dyed and bright!
This is just a good basic black bag, something which I have been after for absolutely ages! 

Do you like any of these items?
Personally I love H&M, they are fast becoming my new Primark, good clothes a reasonable prices!
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxo
p.s. this was my first time editing with the GIMP software on my computer, looking at it now, it's not the best editing I've ever done but I'm sure I'll get used to it :)