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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

L'oreal Elnett Satin Heat Protect Styling Spray (3 days straight) Review ♥

I was so excited when L'oreal recently bought out their series of heat protect sprays, and couldn't wait to try them! I went for the 3 Days Straight spray because I naturally have very wavy hair and much prefer it straight. I already use L'oreal Elnett hairspray and love it, so had high hopes for this product!
I didn't test whether my hair stayed straight for three days, as I have naturally very oily hair so wash it on a daily basis. However, I was really interested to see how my hair was after spraying this and blow drying my hair. Not only was my hair rather straight, but it was bouncy with lots of volume...impressive!
I guess the most important thing to consider is whether it protects my hair from the the heat of my hair dryer and GHD's. I've been using this product for around four weeks now, and my hair has never been so shiny and soft. I've also noticed that my split ends have been kept at bay. 
I'm definitely impressed with this product. Since using it, my hair is bouncy, shiny and super soft! L'oreal Heat Protect Styling Spray retails at £5.99 from Boots, and is worth every penny!

Friday, 7 June 2013

What's In My Make Up Bag? ♥

 I love, love, looove this make up bag from Primark. It's actually meant to be a toiletries bag that you hang on the back of your door, but I thought it would be perfect as a make up bag. Only costing £4.00 from Primark and being an excellent Cath Kidston dupe, well, I had to have it! 
 All of these products are my must-go-to items in my make up bag at the moment. I'm loving Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, and it is so beautiful mixed with Mac Strobe Cream...perfect duo. I find that as my foundation is so long lasting, I'm not really having to use my L'oreal Studio Secrets Primer, but It's such a lovely product that I always pop it in my make up bag just in case. My favourite concealers are Benefit Erase Paste and Collection Long Lasting Concealer. I never used to be a big fan of the Erase Paste- I didn't feel it did anything for me...ah, so wrong I was! I suffer from terrible red/blueish bags under my eyes, and I find that this product really diminishes the blue and red tones. I then blob a little Collection Concealer on, and I look awake and bright eyed. My favourite highlighters are Estee Lauder Double Wear Highlighter, perfect for above the eyebrows, and Me Me Me highlighter, which looks a real treat on the cheek bones. I always finish the look with a touch of Rimmel Stay Matte Powder as I have oily skin occasionally, and a little Rimmel Sun Shimmer in the Summer- it's also perfect for contouring as it has very little shimmer to it. 
On my eyes I am loving Estee Lauder Double Wear creamy eye shadow pots in Ivory Lace. It stays put all day, and has such a natural, beautiful shimmer. I also enjoy L'oreal Colour Appeal Star Secret Trio eyeshadows (what a mouthful!) when I fancy a smokey eye. Favourite mascaras are L'oreal Telescopic mascara for super curled and separated lashes, and L'oreal Double Extension Renewal Mascara for extra length. I also really love my H&M Light Brown Eyebrow Pencil....an absolute bargain, lovely colour and stays put all day. I always curl my lashes with Primark lash curlers...absolute bargain at £2.00. 
I am currently using Real Techniques brushes; the Buffing Brush and Contour Brush being my favourite. I recently bought some Italian Brushes from a Company called Kubo Beauty. They retail around the £13 mark, but I know are also available in TkMaxx at the moment for a little cheaper. I'm not sure how I feel about them yet- the concealer brush is lovely, but I find the powder brush is a little dry and irritates my skin at times...shame, because they look pretty impressive. 
I've also been trying Seventeen Shimmer Palettes which are new to the collection- I'm not really that impressed. It has little colour pay off and the pigmentation is really pants. I am however loving the Estee Lauder Double Wear blusher....it is such a gorgeous colour, but I think it was limited edition because I can't find it to be available anywhere!

What are your favourite things in your make up bag? I'd love to know!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Summer Favourites 2013 ♥

All photos from google.com

I'm so happy we're finally getting some sunshine! As soon as I heard a bit of sun was on the cards, I whipped out the fake tan! It's funny how a bit of sunshine can make everybody so happy. I've had my eye on a lot of clothes this season....Zara, Topshop and even River Island which isn't my usual place to shop. I'm especially loving the polka dot scrunchie...hello the 90's. 

I hope it's sunny where you are!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

My Month In Photos- May 2013 ♥


I'm getting so terrible at blogging recently! I've been so busy, but I have so many products I want to blog, so hopefully I'll get some time this week!
I can't believe we're in June already...where does time go, hey? Here's a sneak peek of what I've done in May:
1. Enjoying lunch in the sunshine in my garden 2. Starbucks Mocha Frappacinno...yummers 3. I made a Smarties loaf cake (delicious!) 4. I went to see The Great Gatsby starring my boyfriend, Leo ♥  5. Afternoon Tea 6. Pub Lunch 7. Nights out with the girls 8. Enjoying the sunshine on my friends' farm 9. Afternoon Tea to celebrate my friend's birthday 10. Silly camera fun on a night out 11. Girl's night out 12. Tea in the favourite Cath Kidston Mug.

This has been a pretty exciting month for me and my friends, as we've finally booked our holiday to 
Very excited. If you've been before then please, please tell me where I should visit, eat etc ♥