May 2012Cherry Pie : May 2012

31 May 2012

Glossybox May 2012

Glossybox May 2012

Glossybox May 2012

Glossybox May 2012
Glossybox May 2012
I can't believe Glossybox has been around for a year. I did have a bit of a break in the middle of last year for a few months but decided to sign up again.

The boxes have been very hit and miss and I'm surprised this month's box didn't have as much hype around it as other boxes have in the past, considering it's their special birthday box.

On first inspections I wasn't sure about this months box. I don't wear false eyelashes or really use hair treatment oils so I think they will either be passed on or perhaps sold.

I really like the perfume samples and am looking forward to trying a new face mask out. I was really happy to see a sixth product in the box in the form of a compact mirror which was nice.

The products are all really good sizes actually. The shower gel will probably last a good few weeks and I'll definitely chuck the mirror into my bag and use it daily. The perfume samples are really my type as they're lovely and sweet and floral smelling.

It's not an amazing box but it isn't too bad either, it's certainly worth the money in my opinion though.

Happy birthday Glossybox!


30 May 2012

Wednesday Wishlist #33

Wednesday Wishlist #33
New Look: Black Toucan Print Playsuit - £22.99, Tan & Bronze Strappy Sandals - £20
Glamorous UK: Mint Green Spotted Dip Hem Blouse - £23.99, Pink Lace Detail Blouse - £23.99

Quite a summery Wednesday Wishlist this week! I'm kicking myself for not ordering the New Look Black Toucan Print Playsuit when I made an order yesterday!

I'm yet to try on a playsuit but I think this one looks great, and what a brill print as well!

The Tan & Bronze Strappy Sandals are one of my latest findings in the quest for the perfect pair of sandals. These are really, really pretty but to be honest I really want a pair of peep-toe sandals, perhaps with a wedge heel but I can't find any!

I was recently introduced to Glamorous UK which has some lovely stuff in stock! I love the two sleeveless blouses, they'd be perfect for adding a bit of colour into my wardrobe. I guess Glamorous is a bit of a mix between New Look/Dotty P and Topshop with kind of average prices. I'm yet to order anything from them but I think I will end up doing so soon!

29 May 2012

Fast Forward To 2012.

New Look Stone Ditsy Heart Print Shirt Dress
New Look: Stone Ditsy Heart Print Shirt Dress - £24.99

New Look Stone Ditsy Heart Print Shirt Dress

With it being so hot this past weekend, this was literally the only thing I could bear to wear.

On Friday I wore skinny jeans to work and was absolutely melting so no matter how self concious I felt about my arms/shoulders and having my legs on show I just had to get into something cool!

I'm really glad I bought this dress actually as I got some lovely compliments (although they might not count if they're from my family?) and I felt very comfortable in it all day. It's so fun and floaty and I love the shirt collar and the waist tie belt.

I think it's the perfect casual dress for hot days but I think it'd be great to wear to work as well. It's got a kind of smart edge to it which I love. It was definitely £25 well spent in my opinion!

28 May 2012

OPI Spiderman Collection

OPI Spiderman

OPI Spiderman
eBay: Spiderman OPI Collection - £13.99
L to R: Into the Night, Number One Nemesis, Just Spotted the Lizard, Your Web or Mine

OPI Spiderman
I've been waiting to get my hands on the OPI Spiderman collection for so long, but instead of buying the entire collection I opted for a miniature collection from eBay.

The mini collection features four shades, unsurprisingly not the Spiderman red though. It contains 'Into the Night,' 'Number One Nemesis,' 'Just Spotted the Lizard,' and 'Your Web or Mine?'

All four shades are really pretty and the 'Just Spotted the Lizard' is a definite dupe for Chanel's Peridot.

They all applied really nicey and only took one or two coats of polish to get a nice finish. I think they all work really well together but as I mentioned, I would have preferred a nice red to team up with the blue shade to really get the Spiderman look. I know you can get a red in the full collection though.

This is a really great collection and I love how OPI bring these out every now and then. I'm currently waiting for the New York City Ballet collection to come through!

OPI Spiderman

27 May 2012

A melting week in photos

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Homemade chocolate cake! / Chip buttys / Frustrating game of scrabble / Indian takeaway! / Topshop order / Parcels galore / OPI Spiderman / New CD for my collection / May Glossybox / Filipino Binangkals / Bourjois Nail Polish

26 May 2012

Essie Pink Ombre

TK Maxx: Essie Nail Polishes in Hi Maintenance, Clambake & Infatuation - £9.99 set of 3.


I know these aren't the new Essie polishes that are on sale in Boots and Superdrug, but they were £9.99 for a set of three in TK Maxx, so I couldn't really resist. I'm not sure the polish names are correct as they don't all seem to match the website but they're cheap and cheerful colours, a perfect pick me up!

I decided to wear all three of the polishes in a kind of ombre style. The 'Hi Maintenance' polish is extremely thin and watery so it took about five layers to get a complete finish. The 'Clambake' and 'Infatuation' shades are very similar so they work perfectly for the ombre look.

As these are the old polishes they don't have the new style brush but I still found them lovely and easy to apply. They're a great size and three more lovely additions to my ever growing collection.

TK Maxx is the best place for bargains like this, they currently have different Essie sets available as well as lots of Nails Inc sets so get down there now!

25 May 2012

Bend Your Arms To Look Like Wings.

New Look: Twill Luxe Blazer - £24.99, There Was A Girl Leopard Heart Top
Topshop: Velvet Leggings

When I wear this outfit I become a bit of a walking New Look advertisement. I bought the blazer and top on the website and the top was actually advertised as being worn under the blazer and I thought it looked quite nice so I added that to my basket as well.

The blazer is the perfect casual/smart mix. As you can see I wear it here with a casual top underneath and some leggings but it also works with smarter trousers and a blouse underneath, perfect for interviews and important meetings etc...

The Velvet leggings are continuing to serve me well! They're the perfect Sunday lounge about item but I also enjoy wearing them to work some days just to get some extra comfort! I've just ordered a new tshirt from Topshop to wear with them actually, I will definitely try and get a photo up when it arrives!

24 May 2012

Natural Collection Corrector Stick

Natural Collection Corrector Stick

Natural Collection Corrector Stick 
Boots: Natural Collection Corrector Stick - £1.99
The Natural Collection brand is one I urge bloggers not to walk past. Many think because it's so cheap, it musn't be any good but you're so wrong!

Their tinted moisturiser is one I swear by and their Corrector Stick is another. Not long ago I suffered a very bad case of redness and irritation in my skin that I get often and I really wanted to cover it up. Normal concealer really doesn't work for me so this one, in its lipstick form gets in there much better and the green tone reduces redness really well.

For only £1.99 this product is an absolute bargain and is really easy to blend. I tend to apply it to my finger first and then apply to the irritation and because it's fragrance free unlike a lot of other products, it really does help. I tend to use this as the base and then apply foundation and powder over the top.

It really reduces redness well and once foundation and powder is applied, you really can't even notice it. It's a bit scary at first seeing as its green but I'd certainly recommend it over usual cover up sticks and concealers!


23 May 2012

Wednesday Wishlist #32

Topshop: Cap Sleeve Flippy Tunic - £20, Geo Triangle Ring - £7.50
New Look: Coral Lace Ballet Pumps - £15.99
Matalan: Sorbet Ballet Pump - £6

Some really simple items in this weeks Wednesday Wishlist! You'll also notice a bit of a change in the image itself, hope you like it!

I nearly bought the dress the other day but thought to myself, would I actually wear it? I think I need to try it on instore first. It would just be too much hassle to order it online, have it arrive and then it not suit me and I'd have to send it back etc, etc...

It is really simple and great for any occasion. I think the same about the shoes as well. I spotted the sorbet Matalan pumps on Sunday and thought they were really cute. I usually just stick to black pumps or my Velvet topshop ones but they're starting to fall apart now and it would be nice to get someone a bit more colourful! The New Look Pumps are really pretty but £16 for some ballet pumps is quite expensive in my opinion!

I recently ordered a new Topshop ring and the geometric one is one I keep going back to but can't quite decide 100% about it. It's a rather strange sort of pattern but it's cool, perhaps I'll just have to go ahead and get it!

What's on your wishlist this week?

22 May 2012

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum
Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum - £29 fullsize

This product was in a past Glossybox and since buying the Beauty Elixir I've been using it regularly. I only have the 10ml version but I think that's more than enough.

I have been spraying the Beauty Elixir all over my face for that nice refreshing wake up and then applying this on my face and neck before my moisturiser. Personally I think the two products work quite well together and my skin definitely feels refresher after use.

There is only a faint scent and the product itself is a transparent white gel that sinks into the skin extremely fast. It doesn't leave any tightness or tingling. It leaves the skin feeling nice and smooth as well as well moisturised, which is a big deal for someone like me who suffers from very dry skin.

I've definitely noticed an improvement in my skin recently and I would certainly consider purchasing the full sized version of this.

Did you receive this in your Glossybox, what did you think?

21 May 2012

Essie Nourish Me

Essie Nourish Me

Essie Nourish Me
Boots: Essie Nourish Me - £8.99

I think everyone in the blogging community has been posting about Essie nail polishes recently. As they've become so easily available now they're now a blogger's favourite.

Last week I posted about Lapiz of Luxury, but I also purchased one of their other polishes which are designed to help improve nails. My nails seems to be extremely dry and flaky so I decided to pick up 'Nourish Me' in a big to help them.

It claims to make nails feel 50% less dry after five days. They also claim to prevent splitting and improve flexibility.

I wore this polish under the Lapiz of Luxury colour and I found that my nails definitely didn't split and flake as much as usual. I recently had a manicure and gel nails applied so they're definitely in need of this polish again.

It makes my nails look nice and shiny as well as being noticeably stronger. It's a bit expensive at £8.99 but I think the price compared to the amount of times you're going to use it definitely works out as a bargain. I'd definitely recommend!

20 May 2012

A plain week in photos

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Caudalie Beauty Elixir / Hot bath to cure my cold / Jasper! / Sunday Roast / Cheap Doritos / KFC for dinner! / Planning blog posts for the week / Online shopping / Pizza / Words with friends / Boots haul!

19 May 2012

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Feel Unique: Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30ml - £9.90

Blogger trend alert! I totally jumped on the bandwagon with this product after I saw it plastered all over the blogging community. It's not a product I really needed but I wanted it just because everyone else was raving about it!

£9.90 for 30ml is pretty reasonable I think, so I went ahead and purchased it. It claims to smooth features, tighten pores and provide a more refreshed look.

It has quite a powerful peppermint scent which I really love and it certainly wakes you up in the mornings. I have noticed my skin has been looking a little better recently but I'm not sure I can put it down to this product completely. It feels lovely on my skin and certainly tightens.

I'm definitely going to keep on using it every morning before applying my moisturiser. I certainly feel like it's doing a little something for my skin. It feels a lot smoother and I'm a lot happier with it so I would definitely recommend!
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