Tuesday, 22 November 2011


I've been needing a new coat for a while, as last years one is looking very tired and bobbly, so I popped into Primark as im on a limited budget this month to see what this seasons collection has to offer. There are so many different styles and colours to chose from compared to last year, I'm really impressed actually. This is the one I chose:

I must say I'm a little bit shy when it comes to coats, I like to stick to classic shapes and colours as a coat is something I wear so often in winter, it HAS to go with everything. I chose this one because it's a practical (not usually the most important factor when I'm shopping!) Navy Blue and it's unlike any of my other coats which I still wear from time to time. It was a toss up between this one or the exact same in camel, but I chose this one because it's more versatile.

At £18 I thought I had a abargain, when I got it to the till and found it was down to £14.90 I was even more pleased! Even if it only lasts a year like my last one i'm happy. The fur is detatchable and convieniently fits perfectly onto last years leather jacket too!

Definatly £15 well spent, and who knows, if im feeling rich next month I might go back and buy the camel version aswell!

What coat are you waering this year? How do you think Primark compares to the rest of the highstreet this AW?

Monday, 21 November 2011


This morning I woke to my Mum shouting to me that GlossyBox had come, something I'd normally be so excited about, though after reading Lily and Emma's reviews I'm kind of meh about this month.
Lets take a look inside...

Illamasqua Freak perfume, Nail Rock Nail Wraps, Dead Sea Spa Magik Bath Salts, FC5 Swiss Ultra Hydrating Hand Creme, Monu Professional Skincare Revitalising Moisturiser

Gotta say GlossyBox, I'm not impressed with this box. It seems very 'empty' compared to last months box, and I've not tried any of the items yet because theyre simply not something I'm interested in. 

My favourite product is probably the perfume. I'm not normally a fan of perfume samples, but knowing this is unisex is handy, my boyfriend comes to stay a lot so having something he can use in the mornings is a good thing. It's not what I'd usually go for at all but theres something about it I really like and will probably put this on my christmas list. 

The nail wraps are something I really didnt like about the box. They've been used before in a previous box and I find it much easier to paint my own nail art, as these are fiddly and from my experience look quite tacky on, though this may be me being rubbish at them! I'll probably give these to one of my friends.

The bath salts are something I wouldnt use, I dont like take taking baths anyway as I hate soaking in my own filth! I'll give these to my Mum, though she already has a lot of Dead Sea Spa Magik products so she may already have these. 

The moisturiser I think is a full sized product, again something I'm not really excited about. Maybe if the packaging was more 'me' I would use this, but I'm pretty happy with my current moisturiser (Soap & Glory For Daily Youth 6-In-One Superboost Moisture Lotion). Same goes for the hand creme.

Overall, this box isn't really relevant to me. I would have liked to recieve the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer as it's a product I'm intrigued by and is something I would actually use, but hey-ho, you win some, you lose some. I'll definatly hold out for next months box, but i think if its anything like this one I'll probably call it quits on my subscription.

What did you think of this months GlossyBox? Will you be keeping your subscription? What was your favourite item in this months box?

Friday, 18 November 2011


I bought this product a few weeks ago after reading a few reviews. I have combination skin that's very prone to acne, especially as I'm the biggest picker ever. I just can't leave anything alone!
My skin has been paticuarly bad lately so I decided to try this out as I don't have a mask that I reguarly use.

"Soap & Glory The Fab Pore™ 15 Minute Facial Peel 50ml has an intensive pore refining action with our exclusive PORESHRINK-R COMPLEX. Ideal for greasy, spot prone or problem skin, or for a strategic attack on a misbehaving T-Zone."

The first thing I noticed about the mask was the lovely, typically S&G packaging, winner for me, and a nice sized pot, it literally fits in the palm of your hand. One thing I really like about this product is that the mask itsself has blue beads in it, so you can see that you've rubbed the fourmula in properly.

You can just kick back and relax for 15 minutes while the mask does its job, and when I say you can relax, you actually can, it dosent dry up and leave that horribly uncomfortable 'cant-smile-unless-i-crack-this' feel. A few splashes of water and my skin felt refreshed and smooth. I've been using this product at least once a week for a month now and I would say my skin is definatly smoother and my spots are less red and angry looking. The pot does say to use it 2-3 times a week, and I will be doing so in the coming months, as my skin is definatly a confidence issue at the moment, I'm just so bad at sticking to skincare routines!

The fab Pore retails at £8 at Boots. I feel the price is good for what you get out of the product. It will last ages as you only use a grape sized dollop at a time. If I used this 2-3 times a week I can confidently say I'm sure my skin would benefit.

You can read more about Soap & Glory at http://www.soapandglory.com/

Do you like Soap and Glory products? Have you tried The Fab Pore? What did you think of it? Do you recommend any other items from the Soap & Glory range?

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


I wanted to review this cleanser as it's one of my all time skincare favourites. I first tried Burts Bees when I was around 14, I got a starter gift set for Christmas and the cleanser was included. It's taken so long for me to track it down since then as i think it was discontinued, or is only available online but I've finally found it on probably the most obvious place - Www.Boots.Com, and it's also available direct through Www.BurtsBees.Co.Uk
You get 120g in the tube so it's gonna last a while, especially as you only really use about a pea size dollop every time. You rub the formula into dry skin then simply wash off with cold water. It is quite sticky, kind of like rubbing marmalade on your face(!!) but once I'd washed it off it left my skin buttery soft. It's ideal for sensitive skin, and you can use it on your eyes without it irritating or stinging.

Burts bees use all natural ingredients in their products and never test on animals

"Your well-being is affected every single day by the personal care products you use. Our goal is to create and educate people on truly natural products that have a positive effect on both you and the world you live in for the good of your well-being, for the good of the environment and for The Greater Good. Simply put, we strive to make people's lives better every day — naturally."

I honestly love this cleanser, I can't go out without having used it first. After using this I took a cotton pad soaked in toner over my face and theres absoulutly no product residue afterwards. It's just a really lovely product that gives a really deep clean for sensitive skin and the packaging is great. It's £10.99 a tube, which I think is a bit expensive if you havent tried the brand before and just want to trial the product, but I would quite happily pay that much myself.

For more information about the brand and other products, visit Www.BurtsBees.Co.Uk

Do you use Burts Bees products? How do you rate them? Is Burts Bees a brand you'd be interested in trying?

Sunday, 13 November 2011


So I was browsing my local newsagents the other day when I saw that you get a free Nails Inc polish with this months issue. Theres 4 colours to choose from, Tate, Victoria, Piccadilly Circus and Basil Street, I chose Piccadilly Circus, its a lovely Wintery Raspberry shade. I don't actually have any Nails Inc products, well I did have one free with Glamour a year or so ago that I didnt get on too well with so it went to my Mum. I was a little worried I might have the same problems, but at £2 it's a gamble I was prepared to take.
So I bought the mag, had a little flick through an kind of forgot about the polish until today (typical me!) when I was getting ready for work. I tried some nail art with it and I've gotta say, I think this may become my new favourite polish! It applies so smoothly, the colour is true to how it looks in the bottle, dries relatively quick and looks like it's gonna be pretty chip resistant. I'm pleased! Heres a little snap of the nails I used to practice with (Broadway Real Life Natural Nails Real Short)
It was my first attempt at the glitter gradient so I need a bit of practice there but I love the leopard print and will definatly be wearing this once I'm done with my current pink glitter nails. These are the products I used

For the glitter gradient: Nails Inc in Piccadilly Circus (FREE with this months Glamour Magazine!)
Silver Glitter Nail Art Pen (via this ebay shop, £6.60 for 24, obviously not as good as the WAH one, but such a bargain!)
To do this I basicly painted the glitter on as if it was a french tip using the striper brush, and then kind of dragged it downwards to get that gradient effect, maybe I'll do a tutorial if people want to see it)

For the leopard print: Nails Inc in Picadilly Circus
Models Own/WAH Nails Nail Art Pen in Black (£6)
Pink Glitter Nail Art Pen
I learnt the Leopard technique by watching Gem's tutorial which you can see for yourself here by the way :)

Have you bought the latest issue of Glamour? What shade did you pick? Let me know guys, as I'm so tempted to go back and buy the other three shades!