February 2014Cherry Pie : February 2014

27 February 2014

Soap & Glory Bright Here Bright Now

Soap & Glory Bright Here Bright Now

Soap & Glory Bright Here Bright Now
Soap & Glory Bright Here Bright Now - £12

There was no real reason I picked this up to be honest with you. I was just on one of those shopping trips in Boots that happens once in a while…where you go in for something tiny and end up spending about £50.

I ended up picking this up because I'd spotted it earlier that week on a couple of blogs. The packaging itself is enough to make me part with £12 never mind what's inside. Luckily what's inside is a great little product which helps brighten up my otherwise very dull skin.

As I don't often wear foundation I thought this might make my skin look at least a little bit presentable to other humans in the daylight. It claims to have a tightening and lifting effect but I don't find my skin feeling particularly tight, however that could be because youth is still on my side… maybe. It does however make my skin much brighter and healthier looking. It can look a little greasy on application due to it containing Apricot oil but once it's all sunk in and started working it's magic it's fine.

The product itself is very moisturising and has a particularly nice scent. I tend to apply this after my moisturiser and not as an alternative as I have particularly dry skin but I guess if you don't want to be too oily/greasy I'd use one or the other.

For £12 this is a great product and well worth the money. I would definitely recommend it for days you don't want to wear heavy make-up or any at all. It leaves your skin feeling lovely and fresh and rejuvenated, perfect for the spring/summer.

Let me know in the comments if you've tried this and what you thought.

25 February 2014

Boohoo Spring/Summer: Monochrome Madness

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Glance quickly at the new Boohoo Spring/Summer collection and you might think you're looking at some kind of optical illusion, but in actual fact the brand has gone monochrome mad, in a good way of course.

Monochrome, dogtooth and gingham are HUGE right now and boohoo have gone with it in a big way. I simply adore the different patterns layered on top of one another, not something I would have thought would work, but it really does.

My favourite look has got to be the simple striped tee, jeans and polka dot boots. This is definitely something I could wear myself, infact it probably already is one of my go-to outfit choices. I never would have considered the boots before but they really give the outfit an edge.

I also can't get enough of the pops of colour. Bright pink and monochrome is absolutely perfect but I'd also work pastel shades with the monochrome prints to toughen them up a bit.

How are you styling monochrome prints this spring/summer?

23 February 2014

The Sunday Catch Up #7

Grumpy selfie / Can't stop listening to this / KFC dinner! / Vince's first love /
Salmon and noodles / After work treat / Choosing colours / More flowers

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As usual the weekend has flown by. Yesterday I went swimming with my mum, sister and my niece and nephew. It was my nephews first time swimming ever and he seemed to really enjoy it, he kept splashing himself in the face!

My niece has got loads better at swimming but now she can just about reach the bottom of the pool with her tip toes so she cheats at it sometimes, cheeky! She can definitely swim better than I can though. It's hard work staying in the baby pool though, it really hurts your legs as your bent down the whole time trying to keep warm under the water.

Afterwards we went back to my mums for scrambled eggs, bacon and muffins, cooked by my sister. Delicious! I spent the afternoon traipsing round DIY shops with Vince trying to pick flooring for our kitchen. When we moved in the house was painted in some very strange colours. We currently have a lime green kitchen with blue floors. It's not even painted very well either and we finally can't stand it anymore. I never knew how much of a nightmare picking flooring and wall colours is. We can't find the right shade of 'biscuit' and the olive we thought we wanted for a 'feature' wall doesn't look quite right. Vince bought a red 'just to test it out' but I know what he's thinking…but I don't want anymore red, ahh!

Today I decided to not laze around in my PJs for the entire morning and started getting dressed when I received a message from my mum asking if I wanted to go round for a fry up. Stupid question really. To say I was stuffed was an understatement but it was so yummy I couldn't refuse it. My sister came round as well with my niece and nephew. My nephew was so funny as he was so tired and kept nodding off, aww!

The rest of the day has been a bit of a rite off. I popped to Sainsburys for a few bits and spent most of the afternoon napping instead of blogging and doing the housework. Oops.

I better get on with some blogging while I have The Devil Wears Prada on, my fave! Let me know in the comments what you've been up to this week and don't forget to check out my BLOG SALE HERE

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LOreal Skin Perfection and Eye Make-up remover - used once or twice - £4

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer - beauty box size - never used - £4.50

Bleach London Dip dye kit - never used - £4

Seventeen Deconstructed Lash Lacquer

Seventeen Deconstructed Lash Lacquer
Seventeen Cosmetics Lash Laquer - used once - £3

Luscious Locks vitamins - complete set - £2

Soap & Glory Supercat Liner felt pen - never used - £3

Tresemme Velvet Creme - used once or twice - £2

Butter London polish in 'Posh Bird' - used once - £6

Models Own Hed Kandi gold glitter - used once or twice - £2.50

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Models Own in 'Grape Juice' - used once or twice - £2.50

Models Own Ice Neon in 'Pukka Purple' - used once or twice - £2.50


21 February 2014

Drugstore Haul

Barry M Silk nail polishes

L'Oreal Cleansing Milk

This is becoming a regular feature isn't it? So, on Saturday I popped to town to spend the last of what I had left on my vouchers but I also ended up spending much too much money in Superdrug. I don't usually go to Superdrug but nothing in Boots caught my eye, which is unusual. It didn't have the latest Barry M silk polishes so I thought I'd boycott it this week and go to its rival.

The polishes were £3.99 each and on buy one get one free I think. I couldn't decide which colours to go for so decided to go for four of them! Oopsie! I'm hoping to run a nail week on the blog soon so thought these might be a nice feature. The colours are gorgeous, especially the blue and purple. Lovely!

I also picked up the L'oreal Cleansing Milk. I have the Micellar water already and didn't think much of it so I thought I'd pick this up and see how I got on with it. I have a cleanser that I use regularly but I feel my skin is getting too used to it so it's time to change things up a bit. I will let you know how I get on.

Did you pick up any goodies this week?

20 February 2014

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara
Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara - £6.99

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara

I thought today I would continue with the Maybelline 'Big Eyes' theme after reviewing the Maybelline Big Eyes palette yesterday.

I didn't really need a new mascara but this was just calling out to me. I was intrigued by the double-ended wand and just had to give it a go. I have to say I'm really glad I picked it up as it's become one of my go to products of a morning.

At £6.99 it is heading towards the more expensive end of the scale but it's not a ridiculous price as some high street mascaras can be. The wand for the upper lashes is quite chunky but it really gets into the lashes well. It can go a little clumpy but what I like to do is use the lower lash wand to separate the upper lashes. Genius!

I love the finished look of this mascara. It really lengthens the lashes well and I particularly like the lower lash wand. It's teeny tiny and gives great length to the lashes but doesn't leave them too spider leg like.

There's very little transfer onto the upper lid and it comes off really easily with a bit of eye make-up remover. I would definitely recommend this one for anyone looking for a little treat for the eyes.

What are your thoughts on the Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara?

19 February 2014

Maybelline Big Eyes in Luminous Brown

Maybelline Big Eyes in Luminous Brown - £4.99

Another cute little palette to add to my collection. This one is quite similar to the Rimmel Glam'Eyes HD Eyeshadow palette in Brixton Brown except the shades are a little lighter and the copper shadow is much brighter.

I do really like this palette. It's small and compact, which means it fits into your make-up bag easily and the shadow itself has really great staying power. They're highly pigmented, which I really like, however, there is a LOT of fall out on application, as you can see from my lashes in the pic above.

For £4.99 this is quite a bargain staple for your make-up bag. I've been using it on a regular basis. I kind of wish I had picked up the palette in some of the other options as it would make a nice change from the brown shades I usually wear. I know this one comes in a great selection of greens, which I expect are quite 'out there' for someone like me but sometimes you have to step outside of your comfort zone. I definitely need to do this more!

Have you tried this palette? What did you think?

18 February 2014

Seventeen Super Lash Mascara

Seventeen Super Lash Mascara
Seventeen Super Lash Mascara - £4.99

Seventeen Super Lash Mascara

Seventeen Super Lash Mascara

Seventeen Super Lash Mascara

Another mascara to add to my collection, oops. The Seventeen Super Lash Mascara is part of Seventeen Cosmetic's new 'super' range so I just had to pick this up. for £5.99 it's much cheaper than a lot of other drugstore mascaras and the packaging is very similar to Mac's Wonder Woman collection, but at a fraction of the price.

Unfortunately I picked up the brown/black version of this instead of the pure black, which was REALLY annoying at the time but I've actually found that it's not too bad. On the wand the mascara looks really brown but on application it just looks pretty normal so I'm really glad about that. I really like the wand of this mascara as it's nice and thin so you can pull it through the lashes quite well, removing the majority of clumps as you go.

On application the mascara is quite wet and stays wet for a little while, which is a bit annoying as there can be some transfer on the upper lid and onto the cheeks, but overall I quite like it. I'm finding it fun to mix up different mascaras on a daily basis to create lots of different looks. I particularly like the fact this doesn't leave the lashes too clumped or spider leg like. I would definitely recommend this one for anyone looking for something cheap and cheerful.

What are your thoughts on the new Super Lash?

16 February 2014

The Sunday Catch Up #6

Roses from Vince / Happy Valentine's! / New Barry M Silk polishes / Blue skies!

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I'm not normally one who complains about the weather. I don't mind if it's a bit cold or rainy as it means I get to wrap up in lots of lovely layers, but I'm really getting bored of it now. Today I woke up and it's lovely and sunny outside with blue skies - amazing! I'm wearing a tshirt for a change too.

I'm sure the sun won't last though. Shame. So Friday was Valentine's Day and as usual I was an extremely lucky girl and got some gorgeous roses from Vince! He actually forgot to give me them in the morning because he was rushing around getting ready for work but he text me once he got there and told me to look in the cupboard under the stairs and there they were! Vince had work in the morning and the evening so we celebrated with a delicious Chinese takeaway. There's no better way of celebrating if you ask me.

Yesterday I popped round my nan's house as I haven't seen her in absolutely ages! I definitely need to not leave it so long next time. I went with my sister and my niece and nephew and I popped into town afterwards to spend what I had left of my vouchers. I picked up some acid wash jeans in Internacionale. Usually I hate the look of acid wash but for some reason recently I thought I'd really like a pair for the spring/summer. I'm actually wearing them today and although they're a little long I really love them! I also picked up a couple of tshirts to go with them. I'm hoping to get on with some outfits photos in the near future. I have a gorgeous playsuit that I really want to show off!

This morning I had a go at applying a hair chalk… and lets just say it didn't go very well. It went so badly in fact that I got in a right huff and decided I couldn't feature them on the blog after all. I followed the instructions, shook of excess pigment and sprayed the 'fixer' product to keep the colour locked in but it just went all over my clothes. You can't possibly wear any colour of clothing if you're wearing hair chalk because it just goes everywhere. It was an absolute messy fail.

I still have lots of cleaning and tidying to do, better get on with it.

Check out this week's posts:
  • Garnier Body Ultimate Beauty Oil
  • Drugstore haul
  • Seventeen Eye Eye Crayon in Platinum
  • The Body Shop's Sparkler and Shimmer Waves Palette
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    14 February 2014

    Garnier Body Ultimate Beauty Oil

    Garnier Ultimate Beauty Oil
    Garnier Body Ultimate Beauty Oil - £4.99

    Hello lovely new body product. Now, I wasn't actually too sure about this product when I first saw it on the shelves in Boots. I thought it looked like some kind of tanning product that would leave my skin really greasy and oily but it has certainly proved me wrong.

    I haven't really been using many body products recently, which is bad as Winter is probably the time you should be using lovely moisturisers and things on your skin, but it's always much too cold to do so after getting out of the shower in this weather! I can now just about bare applying products once I get out of the shower and the first one I've been using is this Garnier Body Ultimate Beauty Oil.

    As you can guess it is an oil but it's lovely and lightweight and doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy at all. You only need a quick mist as you have enough product to cover the area. It's really fast drying, which is perfect when you quickly want to get dressed and it doesn't leave your skin feeling at all slimy under your clothes.

    It has a subtle scent due to the four oils within it, Argan, Macademia, Almond and Rose, which isn't too overpowering and is just right on the skin. It really lingers for a good few hours too, which is lovely.

    One thing I would suggest with this is to use it while standing on some sort of towel as it is a spray so it will go all over the place and your boyfriend will walk into the bathroom and wonder what the hell you've been doing.

    I would really recommend this product as it leaves the skin feeling super soft and nourished and for £4.99 you can't really go wrong!

    13 February 2014

    Drugstore haul

    Oops, it happened again. On Saturday I went to my local town with my family for a change. I didn't really go shopping mad as my mum had to go get her eyes tested and then we met my sister and my niece in Cafe Nero, but I did manage to pick up a few little bits.

    I know The Body Shop isn't really a drugstore but we'll gloss over that for the sake of this post. I had read a few reviews of the Vitamin E Overnight Serum in Oil and all of them were extremely positive so I thought I would pop in and pick one up to see what all of the fuss is about. At the moment my skin is suffering from some kind of weird redness/dryness so I've held off using this until it calms down a bit. I'm sure there will be a review soon!

    I also picked up one of the hair chalks. I think at the moment there's only blue or pink available so I picked up the blue as I thought it would show better in my brown hair. For £5 this is a real bargain. I would have expected this to be much more expensive and I'm looking forward to trying it out and comparing it to a more expensive one I have yet to feature here.

    On Saturday morning I had a quick browse of a couple of beauty blogs and found some of the new Collection Work the Colour eye palettes. They're super cheap at £2.99 and contain a huge selection of shadows. Unfortunately they're a bit horrible to photograph as they're made from that horrible shiny plastic, but I can't wait to see what the shades are like.

    So there we have it, yet more products I've bought. I'm starting to build up quite a collection of products that are all in line to review for the blog.

    What have you picked up this week?

    12 February 2014

    Seventeen Eye Eye Crayon in Platinum

    Seventeen Eye Eye Crayon in Platinum
    Seventeen Eye Eye Crayon in Platinum

    Seventeen Eye Eye Crayon in Platinum

    Seventeen Eye Eye Crayon in Platinum

    The Seventeen Eye Eye Crayon in Platinum has quickly become one of my daily staples. What first caught my eye about this is the perfect white packaging and typography. Not what usually catches a blogger's eye I wouldn't have thought but there's just something about it that I love and it really helps it stick out amongst the other pencils on the shop shelves.

    I picked up the shade 'Platinum' which is exactly what it says on the tin really. A shimmering grey colour that is super soft to apply and has great staying power. There's hardly any transfer on application and I just really love this. The price of this escapes me and it's difficult to find new Seventeen products online so I can't look it up but I would guess it was no more than £5, which is really reasonable.

    I have lots and lots of eye colour pencils like this but this one is definitely my favourite. As it's so soft it does get used up quite quickly but a quick sharpen and you're ready to go again. It's almost like velvet on the eye lid and doesn't scratch at all, which is something I've found in other pencils. I'd definitely recommend trying this out and I will definitely be picking up some more colours.

    Have you tried this?
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