Friday, 30 November 2012

Korres Lip Butter


Korres Pomergranate Lip Butter

The Price
I bought this on Feel Unique after hearing so many bloggers rave about it. It cost £7.00 which could be considered pricey for a lip balm but as long as I long the product is good, personally I don't mind spending a little extra. You get 6 g of product which I think is standard for a lip product but it doesn't look or feel like much.


The Packaging
It comes in a cute little cardboard box that the lip balm slides out of. I was surprised at how light the actual lip balm was. Some people may like this as it isn't heavy to carry around but personally I feel it makes the product appear cheap. I am not a fan of lip products which you have to apply with your fingers as I feel they accumulate germs quicker, so I usually deviate towards lip products in tube/stick.


The Product
I regret having to say this but I actually hate this product! I was so excited to finally purchase it as it got such rave reviews, but I felt it made my lips feel really dry rather than moisturised. Also I find when its on my lips its irritates them slightly. I always feel like wiping it straight off. The colour is only ok, I think a cheaper lip product would give the same result as it appears quite natural looking on my lips even though in the container it appears to be a deep enough colour. This next point may be my own issue rather than the products but I find it a pain to apply as I always have to apply it with a mirror otherwise I manage to get it outside my natural lip line and it looks a mess! I definitely wont be purchasing any more of these lip butter butters but I feel the ingredients don't agree with me rather than them being a bad product.

Have you girls tried any of the Korres Lip Butters? What did you think of them?



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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

100th Post Giveaway!




I thought it was time to do a little giveaway on my blog and figured my 100th post would be reason to celebrate and hold a giveaway. I would like to thank every single one of you for following and taking the time to read my little blog. I really appreciate it and honesty don't think I would have made it to 100 posts if it wasn't for all your amazing comments and feedback.

There will be one winner of the two products and it is open worldwide. The only rule is that you follow me on GFC. If you have any questions just pop them in the comment section below and I will get straight back to you. 

Thank you xxx 



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Monday, 26 November 2012

NOTD: Models Own Champagne & Update



Recently I have developed a new addiction to nail varnish. I use to always opt for a french paint but lately I have been loving having different colours on my nails. This Models Own colour is the most recent addition to my collection. (Purchased pre-spending ban) It is a beautiful colour which would compliment any skin tone. Every time I look at it on my nails it reminds me of Christmas!

I was surprised how easy this was to apply, I thought it would have been one of them colours that automatically went streaky and would be a chore to apply, but it applied like a dream. In the above picture I have two coats on and I found that it lasted approx 4 days without chipping. That is an achievement on my nails as I always manage to chip my polish on day one or two! I definitely want to try more of the Models Own polishes.

As a side note, I just want to apologise for neglecting my blog of late. I am totally snowed under with college work and pretty stressed with it all to be honest. I recently had an auditing essay to write which was a battle to say the least and after struggling with it every evening the last thing I felt like doing was writing a blog post.  Anyway I would like to thank all my lovely followers for sticking by me and not unsubscribing (my next post will be a giveaway). I will try post more regularly but can't promise as my finals are starting in two weeks and I have a gruelling schedual. Are any of you girls in the same situation? I am struggling to find a balance between study and having time to myself. I would be grateful for any advise.

Also I am in the market for a lilac colour nail varnish. Have you girls any suggestions?

 




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Saturday, 3 November 2012

Empties Post: Vol 1

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, Frizz-ease 3 Day Straight, Lush Ultra bland, Macadamia Deep Repair Masque, Lush Eau Roma Water, The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish, Dove Original
For some reason at the moment I am throughly enjoying the influx of blog post on "empties". I feel when I see empty products on a blog that I can believe the reviews, as they have clearly used up all the product. I also like the little short reviews that come attached to the empties. I decided to take the plunge and post about my own empties.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, Frizz-ease 3 Day Straight, Lush Ultra bland, Macadamia Deep Repair Masque

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
I think this foundation is becoming holy grail territory for me. I have started on my third bottle. I love the consistency and the finish it gives. I find it gives a beautiful dewy finish to my dry skin. I always get compliments on my skin when wearing this foundation.

Frizz-Ease 3 Day Straight
This is also another product which I swear by. I have a review here. I just spritz it in my hair when it is wet and proceed to blow dry my hair. It always gives me perfect results. 

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
I am not a massive fan of this masque even though I just bought another 500 ml tub of it, but that was because it was on offer in TK Max. It does the exact same job as my usual Kerastase masque, but the reason I am not a big fan is due to the fact I am allergic to the shampoo which accompanies this masque. I found every time I used the shampoo, I got hives on my face therefore I am always slightly nervous of any products in the Macadamia range. So far I have had no reaction to the masque but that could be due to the fact I only apply it to the ends of my hair.

Lush Ultra Bland
This is another holy grail item for me. My skin can get very dry and flaky and nothing but Ultra Bland soothes it. I use this at night time as it leaves a film of oil on my face, which some people would be totally grossed out by, but my skin adores this and it leaves it in perfect condition in the morning.

Lush Eau Roma Water, The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish, Dove Original

Lush Eau Roma Water
This was a staple in my cleansing routine up until recently when I discovered the La Roche-Posay Solution Micelaire Physiologique (Review). I used the Eau Roma Water as a cleanser for my face in the morning as it is really gentle. I still have another full bottle of the Eau Water, which I will use up but I don't see myself repurchasing it.

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish
I wasn't particularly enamoured with this body polish. The main reason I purchased it was for the scent. It wouldn't really call it a body scrub as I didn't feel it really exfoliated my skin. I much rather my Soap and Glory scrubs as I feel they do a better job and they are cheaper. I definitely wont repurchase this.

Dove Deodorant Original
This is my go-to deodorant. I love the fresh clean scent of it. I don't buy it all the time as when it isn't on offer it is fairly pricy.


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