Monday, 5 March 2018

Haul | 2018

Hello, and I should probably say Happy New my last post was that long ago!

I'm still trying to find time to blog between working and looking after my daughters! I really miss doing it so after buying a few new bits today I thought I would do a spontaneous little post! Two children are definitely harder than one - sounds obvious but with my first one being such an angel she fooled me into false second daughter is the complete opposite and I no longer get a second to myself! As I am sat writing this she is tugging at my top repeating "Mummy"!

As always I ran out of multiple products at the same time! Why does that always happen?! So I had to go and purchase some new things! A couple of these are my Holy grail products whilst the other two are completely new products that I am willing to risk placing on my face and I will update you with my findings!

 1 | Collection Lasting perfection | Very Fair (New shade) | £4.19

This is an oldie but a goldie! I love love love this concealer, I have tried many different concealers over the years including MAC, Bobbi Brown and Estée Lauder. None of them compare to this! This has high coverage and it lasts all day! I was happy to see they had brought out a lighter shade, I always used to buy 01 but this is a shade lighter so will be perfect for covering my mum eye-bags! At £4.19 you can't go wrong!

2 | Rimmel Stay Matte Powder | Translucent | £3.99

This is my other Holy Grail product! I don't use an awful lot of powder as I do have dry skin but I always sweep a bit of this on my T-Zone. This is all you need in a powder! I do wish they'd adapt the packaging of this though. The plastic lid always ends up cracking, which then leads to the powder smashing. 

3 | Milani | Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation | 01 Creamy Vanilla | £13.00

Now this is a completely new product to me. I have always used Estée Lauder Double Wear, but as I went to order my usual I thought " you know what, there has to be something that's cheaper" I just couldn't bare spending £30 on it, every time I buy it, it goes up by £1 i'm sure! I read and watched numerous reviews online and after watching some I was convinced I needed to go and buy the Jouer foundation which is dearer that double wear haha *Facepalm I dragged my finger away from the buy button and settled on this! Glass bottle (Tick) good colour range (Tick) PUMP (Tick) I am really hoping this is as good as it looked on reviews! I will update you when I have tried! 

4 | The Ordinary High- spreadability Fluid Primer | £5.50

I'm not going to lie. Why did I buy this? You may ask! My answer would be the packaging made me do it! I know its not everyone's taste but I LOVE "The ordinary" packaging. I needed a primer and this looked like the best value, I think the packaging makes it look a lot dearer so when I saw it retailed at only £5.50 I was amazed! It comes in a Glass Pipette bottle with very simple packaging. I haven't yet used this but after putting it on the back of my hand I like the feel of it! It makes my skin feel super soft!


Sunday, 26 February 2017

Cosatto Yo2

Good Evening, a bit of a different post. 
As I now have a baby girl and most of my money is now spent on her and her big sister I have decided to do some reviews of baby/children things as well as the usual beauty items!  
The reason I am doing this is because a couple of months ago I found it very frustrating trying to chose a pram. The one I wanted had not been reviewed on any of the major websites or blogs. Whether this was due to it being very new I'm not sure! After much umming and ahhing I bit the bullet and went for it.  I am SO glad I did because I am in love with my purchase!

The pram I was looking at originally was the Cosatto Super Go stroller. I saw this in my local Mothercare and fell in love with the print not the actual style. I then went home and researched... I found that Cosatto had three different style of strollers in this particular print -
I ended up going for the Yo 2, because it looked the comfiest, sturdiest and prettiest! 

The main thing I love about this stroller is that it comes with the cosy-toes (which is super cosy) and the rain cover. There are very few buggies/strollers that come with the cosy toes so this was a bonus - especially with the Great British weather!

I ordered the stroller from - this was a risk as it was a website I had never heard of but the pram was over £50 cheaper here than most places ie Mothercare, Kiddicare, John Lewis. I am so glad I took this risk as not only was the stroller cheaper but I ordered it at 12pm on Monday and it arrived at 9am Tuesday - Excellent service I highly recommend looking on here for any baby items. When the stroller arrived it felt like Christmas (#mumlife!) so I immediately started opening it, I had it up and ready to go in 20 minutes with a 7 month old grabbing my leg at every given chance! 
Personally (and I know this is a real you'll love it or you'll hate it product) I love this stroller. After putting it up and admiring it for a few minutes I set up the guarantee which as with all Cosatto strollers is 4 years, which I think is excellent! This took a few minutes I emailed my order details to Cosatto and received a reply telling me it was all covered within 5 minutes!

On to the Stroller itself. 

The Cosy toes
The cosy toes is a brilliant quality,  thick, snugly.....and covered in unicorns, what more could you want ? I know how about a little Kangaroo pouch inside to keep little hands warm! It is also reversible it has a summer lining and a winter lining...Fab!

The Hood
The extendable hood is something I really wanted on the new stroller as in the summer it can be a real faff trying to keep the sun off little ones face, so this is great. The inside lining of the hood is baby pink with lots of rainbows which my daughter loves staring at. The hood also has a pocket at the back which I find really handy to keep my phone, purse, and keys etc in as it's really easily accessible. There is also a little viewing window on the back so you can check on baby if they are sleeping.

The Basket
Not much to say on the basket, not too big, not too small. I find people always complain about the size of baskets on prams and strollers, I don't know what they expect! A suitcase size basket?  I find the basket on the Yo 2 of an adequate size.  If I am going anywhere for more than an hour or so I will take my changing bag, so I only use the basket for my eldest daughter's drink bottle and any other junk she decides to bring on our outing!

The Rain Cover
The rain cover is in a little unicorn covered bag, which attaches to the side of the pram...GENIUS, why all Brands don't so this is beyond me. With my old pushchair I always had it shoved under the pram in the basket, which was just annoying, this however is great. Whether it will be as easy to get back in the bag every time is a different story....I'll get back to you on that! The rain cover itself is huge it doesn't just cover baby it covers the entire pram!

The Seat
I love the seat, it looks super comfy, it has a proper ledge for little ones bum, with my old pram it was just like a half moon shape no ledge so my daughter would constantly slip down and look all slouched and uncomfortable. This seat is lovely, along with the harness pads and the head hugger she looks snug as a bug in it. The seat lies flat and is really easy to adjust without waking up little one. It has an adjustable calf support so baby can lie completely flat. The only negative thing I could say if I was being picky is the harness buckle is a bit fiddly but after you've done it a few times you get the hang of it.

Its safe to say she likes it too!

The stroller is so east to fold, and folds really compact even with the cosy toes on. I love everything about this stroller, it's pretty and practical! I would I highly recommend it to anyone on the hunt for a stroller. It comes in 4 prints and varies from £190 - £259 (including cosytoes). 


Monday, 19 September 2016

Avon Free Gift | Sept - October

Hi My Lovelies,

I wanted to let you know about a great offer Avon are doing at the moment. All you have to do is order £10 worth of Avon True products and you will receive a free starter kit worth £21, which includes a lipstick, a nail polish, an eyeshadow and a bottle of 3-in-1 Cleansing water. The thing I love about this offer is that the colours are all really wearable and will suit any skin tone. 

Nailwear Pro+ | Naked Truth | RRP £6
This is a lovely muted pink nude colour. I find the Avon nail polishes last really well! No matter how many Nappies I change or dishes I wash this seems to stay really well without chipping! 

True Colour Lipstick | Toasted Rose | RRP £7.50
This pink-y nude is the perfect your lips but better colour. I love the texture of these, they are really moisturising.

True Colour Single Eyeshadow | Satin Taupe | 
I'm in love with this colour it is a rosegold kind of copper colour, will look great with all eye colours. These have a really creamy formula, which makes them really easy to apply.

ANEW Anti-Aging 3-in-1 Cleansing Water | RRP £6.50 (For full size)
Cleansing waters are great, especially if like me you have sensitive skin. This one in particular is really moisturising and gets make up off really simply!

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

February Birchbox | 2016

Hi guys. When I received this months Birchbox I was not disappointed, everything from the pretty box to the products inside were great! I have a had a look online at Glossyboxs' February box, which did look quite good also, but again I am glad I stuck with Birchbox as I think the products are slightly better. The box itself is really pretty this month, it's turquoise with marble affect and it says "shine Bright Like A Diamond" on it. 

Spectrum Collection | Tapered Powder Brush | RRP £7.99

"This vibrant hand-finished brush makes light work of powder application (whether that's setting powder, shimmery highlighters, or your fave bronzer) Thanks to the precisely-shaped tip and super-soft tapered bristles. Oh and it's absolutely gorgeous."

Thoughts|  I was so excited when I saw this inside my box, I was looking at the Spectrum brushes the other day and almost bought some! This brush is beautiful, it has a pink handle, with blue and purple ombréd bristles. It feels really good quality, the bristles are super soft. If I like this I may end up buying one of their sets as it's too pretty not to!

Number 4 | Lumiere d'Hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect | RRP £20.00

"Treat your hair to a little TLC with this does-it-all wonder product. Not only does it strengthen and repair tired strands but it de-tangles and tames flyaways, too - and all without sulphates or parabens! That's what we call win-win."

Thoughts|  I love a good tangle spray for my hair. My hair's fine so it gets tangled really quickly. I highly doubt I would re-purchase this one though as I am in love with the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle which is a Birchbox exclusive and it's £6.00 cheaper than this one. 

Only Fingers + Toes | Nail Polish | RRP £16.00 

"While nail polish trends come and go, a polish that stands the test of time is hard to come by. Thankfully, this lacquer boasts a timeless glossy formula, applies effortlessly, and is free from the Big Five chemical nasties found in many polishes."

Thoughts|  I'm not a massive fan of the colour of this it's a muted pink with a nude undertone. This will probably be thrown into my nail polish collection and forgotten about unless I can think of a friend that may like it.  

Ayres | Body Butter in Patagonia | RRP £19.50

"Not only is this luxurious plant-based formula brimming with shea butter, vitamin E, and antioxidants to soften and hydrate, but the mix of jasmine, lavender, and ylang-ylang leaves behind a serene scent that lingers on nourished skin."

Thoughts|  I'm looking forward to trying this, being 8 months pregnant I am trying all sorts of body butters and oils to lather onto my growing belly. I applied a bit of this onto my hand and it sunk in quickly which is great as I hate it when creams leave a film across your skin.

LOC | One and Done Shadow Stick | Champagne Problems | £8.00

"What you are about to experence is Birchbox's first in-house make-up brand that we are SO excited to share with you. So what can you expect? Up to 11 hours of creaseless, waterproof colour in one handy stick, that's what."

Thoughts|  This is the one product that I have tried since receiving the box. Subscribers were emailed in January and asked to choose from two colours, one was this one, champagne colour and the other was a gold,  I would usually opt for the gold but I own so many gold/bronze eye colours that I decided to go for this one, and I am glad I did. The colour is a beautiful metallic champagne. It last really well on the lid, I wouldn't necessarily say it lasts 11 hours but it lasts a good amount of time maybe 7/8 hours. The price is great considering brands like By Terry do shadow sticks for £29.00...The £8.00 LOC one is much more appealing for your purse! 

Derm Eyes | Make-up Remover Wipes | RRP £9.50 | Beauty Bonus

"Eliminate all traces of make-up, gently, with these hypo-allergenic cleansing wipes. perfect for sensitive peepers, they've been created with a super-soft fabric to cleanse and hydrate the eye area without irritation"

Thoughts|  This is a nice little extra and as I do have sensitive skin it will be interesting to see if this irritates my skin. 


Sunday, 7 February 2016

January Favourites | 2016

Good evening. I cant believe it's already February! I thought I would share a few of my favourites from January.

Liz Earle | Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser | £15.50 

I have been trying to look after my skin throughout winter and this has been amazing. It's so easy just to grab a face wipe to get your make-up off, but it doesn't actually take it all off. This stuff is great it takes all of my make-up off, leaves my skin feeling super clean and it isn't too much of a hassle! I just rub this into damp skin and use the muslin cloth that comes with it to wipe it off. It removes all of my eye make-up and doesn't irritate my eyes. 

Rimmel | Wake Me Up Foundation | £8.99

This is a foundation I have re-purchased a few times now. I struggle to find a good high street foundation. This one is brilliant for the price. I decided to get this one out again a few weeks ago as my skin was getting really dry from using my Estee Lauder Double Wear constantly. This is a lovely dewy foundation, really great if you suffer from dry skin. It leaves a natural glowy finish on your skin, if you're a fan of matte foundations then this isn't one for you! It also has a SPF 15 which is great for the summer! The only downside to this is probably the amount you have to use to get a medium coverage. I have done a full review on this foundation here.

MAC | Lipstick | Velvet Teddy | £15.50

I love this lipstick. Full Stop. It's matte so it lasts for hours, it's a pinky nude with a brown undertone. I feel like this could suit many skin tones, it's very flattering. Although it is matte, it's not at all drying its still a really creamy hydrating formulation. I tend to use my Lush lip scrub before using this just to make it smoother. If you want to try a brown'y nude I highly recommend trying this as I feel it's still quite a safe brown lipstick. 

Chanel | Mademoiselle | £76.00

I was lucky enough to get this perfume for my Birthday in December, it has always been a favourite of mine. I haven't found another fragrance that I love as much as this one. People always compliment it when I wear it. When you're next near a fragrance counter smell this is incredible. 

Origins | Drink Up Intensive Face Mask | £23.00

I have been using this a lot through December and January, due to the cold weather my skin has been extra dry! This is such a brilliant face mask, I use it twice a week, I apply it after cleansing and toning my skin, and sleep with it on. It's a really lovely fruity scent. When you wake up it the morning your skin has "drunk it up" hence the name! My skin feels so soft in the morning after using this.