Thursday, November 15, 2012

My First SheSaidBeauty Box | November

So I know that this is a very late post considering everyone else got their SheSaid box about a week ago but I subscribed at the beginning of the month so it took a bit longer for mine to come! I am a new subscriber to SheSaidBeauty and I was very excited to get my box and I am even more excited to get the Christmas one!

You probably all ready know what all the packaging looks like but I was overly excited when it came and overloaded on pictures! I love the pink box that it came in, that's not going to get lost in the post now is it!

Just a quick snapshot of the box and the packaging inside, again you've probably already seen it, but on the off chance that you haven't then here it is! Its wrapped in pink tissue paper with a cute ribbon and the SheSaid sticker!

So I opened my box and it looked like this. I must admit I had a little squeal when I saw everything, on first impressions I thought it looked pretty packed full which was a good sign! I'm also loving the little straw packing material they use.

So I'll give you a quick run through of the goodies and give you the description I got on my card and what I thought upon first impressions.

1. Andrew Barton Hold it Right There Surefix Grips and Ponybands - 'Designed to keep hair under control. Hold it Right There Surefix grips and ponybands are stronger, thicker and uniquely shaped to hold even the thickest most unruly hair secure'. On first impressions I thought big whoop they are grips and hairbands but upon closer inspection I noticed the little elastic bands around the hair band itself which I thought was pretty unique. Although the more I thought about it, I began to realise that the elastic on the bands is probably going to be bad for your hair and may cause breakages. I shall give them a go and see what I think. 24 Grips - £2.00, 10 Ponybands - £2.50.

2. MakeBelieve enhance Luminizer Skin Highlighter- 'Highlight cheeks and upper eyelids with this shimmering, celestial pink luminator. Dab onto cheekbones and under eyebrows, with finger, and gently smooth for a professional, finished look'. This was one of the products I was most happy to see, although I do have to admit I would have preferred the bronzer. I didn't realise this was a cream at first until I gave it a swatch, and I must say it feels lovely and silky and I am very excited to use it! £7.50

3. Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Night Cream (5ml sample) - 'This smoothing night cream, with oil from organically grown Rosa mosqueta seeds, aids the regeneration of the outer layer of the skin during the night.' I was happy to receive this one as I have been wanting to try and new night cream for a while now, the scent is quite over powering and from what I could tell the formula seems quite thick but even so I am excited to try this one too! Full size £14.95 for 30ml, actual product was a 5ml sample size worth £2.95

4. Yardley Royal English Daisy Eau de Toilette (1ml sample) - 'A light refreshing, long lasting Body Spray, with an elegant dewy fresh, green floral fragrance with top notes of green leaves and apple, a heart of hyacinth and white rose with warm base notes of sandalwood and musk.' I really like the smell of this perfume, its very fresh and quite summery which of course wouldn't be too great to wear during the upcoming months, but who cares I'm still going to wear it anyway! Full size £14.95

5. Redken Smooth Lock Shampoo & Conditioner (2x 10ml samples) - 'The lasting smoothness you could only dream about is now a reality! NEW Smooth Lock, Redken's latest hair care innovation, starts with an exclusive semi-permanent salon service that seals in frizz-free manageability and smoothness that lasts up to 10 shampoos'. I was glad to get something from RedKen, I have been wanting to try some of their products for years but I have never got round to it. So fingers crossed I like the shampoo & conditioner.

6. Murrays Manicure Matchbook Nail Files - 'These cute candy-striped miniature files are an absolute must for your handbag. If you are anything like us you will soon have a pack of these mini files in every bag for nail emergencies'. At the end of the day these really are just nail files so there's not much to say about them. The design is cute and I'm sure I'll get plenty of use out of them. £1.99

Overall I am pretty pleased with this box and I am very excited for the Christmas one! 

Are you subscribed to SheSaid? If so, what did you get in your box?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Nail Varnish Purchases | L.A Colors

So a couple of posts back you may have noticed I did a nail of the day post and I featured an L.A Colors nail varnish that I was absolutely in love with! So today I went into a little shop in my town and I saw that they sold these, I got a little bit too excited when I saw them!

1. Blue Lagoon 2. Treasure Island 3. Power Outage 4. Tropical Storm 5. Voltage (clear) 6. White

So this one is called power outage, its similar               This one is called blue lagoon, its a deep
to the other colour I have but its a bit deeper.              blue colour you could almost say it was
Each photo shows two coats of colour.                             black with a blue tinge.

This one is called Tropical Storm, I would               This one is called Treasure Island, it is a glitter
consider it to be a slate colour, its not too                polish and I love it! I haven't found a polish
silvery. I don't think I would've liked it as                 that packs this much glitter on before, so glad
much if it was a straight up silver.                                 I got this one!

I also purchased a clear one and an art deco one as you can see above, I was in a rush so I didn't have a lot of time to look through the art deco ones but I knew I could use a white so I just grabbed that one! The brush is very thin and perfect for creating nail art.

Overall I really love these nails varnishes and for £1 you can't really go wrong! Would definitely recommend these varnishes, they dry really fast and last for a very long time! Definitely going to purchase some more!

Do you like the L.A color nail varnishes? If so which ones should I purchase next?

Monday, November 12, 2012

My Favorite Scents!

So seeing as Christmas is coming up I'm guessing I may be getting a few more perfumes/fragrances from people so I thought I would do a post sharing my current favorite scents with you! Now I'd just like to add that I am awful at describing scents! But I will give it my best shot! :)

1. Next Diamonds - Next describe the scent as 'An opulent white floral fragrance entwined with fresh fruit nectars and crystalline musks', I have to say that I completely agree with this description! It definitely has a floral base with hints of fruit but it isn't overly sweet, as the description says it does have a musk to it. You can purchase this perfume here.

2. Katy Perry Purr - The scent description is 'This deliciously flirty accord opens with enchanting top notes of juicy sweet peach nectar freshened with dewy green bamboo and crunchy forbidden apple leading us down to a floral garden of white jasmine blossom, hot pink freesia and Bulgarian roses. All of this is then enveloped in exotic indulgent tones of vanilla orchid, warm white amber, creamy sandalwood and nuzzling skin musks'. Now I think this is a very girly scent but again its not too sweet or overbearing. Now again I can definitely smell the floral side of this perfume which is quite musky and then there is another side to it which is the sweetness and together they make the perfume smell absolutely divine! If you get a chance definitely go a give this one a smell. Its been out for a while now and isn't that expensive anymore so it would make the purrfect Christmas gift (see what i did there :P). You can purchase it from here.

3. Soap & Glory Glam-a-lot - Soap & Glory describe the scent as 'Super sexy, warm, rich, racy and veritably voluptuous fragrant body spray with fresh flowers layered on a woody, vanilla musk base' Now again I agree completely with this description, the body spray definitely isn't very girl, its musky and definitely woody! I usually give this a spritz in the morning along with a perfume of my choice. It is quite overpowering at first but over the day it does calm down. It is also said to smell just like Viktor and Rolf's Flowerbomb but for a fraction of the price. You can purchase it here

4. Impulse body spray in Sweet Smile Pear & Jasmine - The scent description is 'A blend of exotic oriental scents and citrus notes that will leave you subtly yet exquisitely perfumed.' I absolutely love this body spray, I can without a doubt say it is the nicest one I have ever used and probably the only one that I am going to repurchase. It smells sweet, citrusy and amazing! You can purchase it here

5. Diesel Loverdose - The scent description is 'An addictive & unique fragrance with top notes of mandarin & star anise, followed by the two key notes of liquorice & rich vanilla followed by a base of sensual dry woods.' This is another perfume that i completely adore! There is a strong presence of liquorice and vanilla, the vanilla isn't really sweet its more of a vibrant powerful vanilla. You are probably thinking that those two scents would smell horrible together but believe it or not they don't! Again if you get the chance definitely go and give this one a smell! You can purchase it here!

6. Lipsy - The scent description is 'A mixture of orange, pear & ginger with hints of floral undertones rose, jasmine, violet, all in a cutesy pink heart shaped bottle.' Now if I'm honest this is my least favourite out of all these scent but it is still a very nice everyday perfume. It is meant to smell young and fresh but I personally feel it gives off more of an older scent. You can purchase it here.

I also love Chanel Chance but I ran out of it a while ago...I'm secretly hoping Santa brings me another one!

If you want to see some cheaper dupes of expensive perfumes then check out my other post here

Whats your favourite scent? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Week in Instagram Pictures #1

Hey everyone! I haven't done a post in a while so I though I would do a quick post showing you the last week or two of my life in instagram pictures! Enjoy.

1st Row: Me getting ready to go to my boyfriends, outfit, new shoes
2nd Row: Shopping, New Laptop, Windows 8
3rd Row: New iPhone cover, Lancome testers, Me!

1. So I went to visit my boyfriend for a while during half term! I don't get to see him a lot lately, due to work and college so it was nice to spend a few days with him! Even if he is a grumpy so and so! The first three pictures are me getting ready/what I wore and the new shoes I got from Primark that I was loving!

2. When I got back from my boyfriends I had some time to kill while waiting for the bus so I decided to go spend some money! I bought: a hair dye, a new heat protectant, frizz ease 3 day straight, frizz ease shine spray and a charlie body spray (which smelt vile fyi). When I got home I arrived to find my new laptop waiting on the bed for me! Somebody stood on my old laptop and I have to admit I was actually really upset, it cost a lot of money and I loved it! The screen was ruined so I had no choice but to get a new one but I of course couldn't afford to be forking out for an expensive one so I ended up getting a ASUS laptop, it was only £299 and so far I love it! It came with windows 8 which made me really excited, even if it is really difficult to use!

3. I also ordered a new iPhone case, I actually haven't had a case on my phone for a couple of months now which isn't really a good idea considering how much I drop it. You can purchase the case I got here. My mother then went and purchased a face cream from lancome and had some samples given to her that she didn't like so she kindly gave them to me. So over the past couple of days I have been trying out the 'Softening hydrating toner' and the 'soothing anti-stress moisturiser  which I'm told is great for acne prone skin. I must admit I am loving them so far, its been a long time since i have used a toner!

So that was the last week or two of my life in pictures! I hope you liked it! What have you been getting up to over the past week?

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