Thursday, 31 October 2013

Soap and Glory Sit Tight Intense XS

Soap and Glory Sit Tight Intense XS 

I brought this body firming serum about four or fives Months back now on a whim. I never really thought much of body firming products before, I didn't quite understand how they worked. I decided to give this Soap and Glory one a go though as I trust their products and wanted to see if it actually worked.

To use, you simply twist the top of the rolling massager to 'On', squeeze the tube slightly, and massage onto your skin in a circular motion.  This is best to use on the top of your legs and thighs I have found. You do this for a few minutes, then leave for a few more minutes to allow the product to absorb into your skin. This is meant to help to 'shift excess fluid and smooth bumpy areas'.
It does feel very strange the first few times you use it. I didn't expect much from it but you do feel a slight heated tingly sensation, not uncomfortable at all but you can feel the pressure applied onto your skin.
I used this every other Morning and Night for over two Months, expecting fabulous results. off course you do have to exercise and eat healthily, in order for a more toned body, it cant work wonders (!) but I did find it to work well for me. It isn't an overall fantastic life changing product, I still have cellulite and all! But I do think it makes my skin feel a little tighter and smoother.

What are your thoughts on body firming products like this? Would you give them a go? 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Green People Fruit Scrub Exfoliator

Green People Fruit Scrub Exfoliator*

Exfoliator scrubs are something I have always loved to use. I love a good face scrub (and especially love face masks) and love trying new scrubs out to see if they help in keeping my spot prone skin a little bit clearer.
This particular exfoliating scrub is by the brand Green People, whom I have tried a handful of products by them before and really liked.
This exfoliating scrub works really well for me and my skin. After use my skin feels soft and refreshed. I find with some exfoliate scrubs, they can leave your skin feeling dry but this one doesn't. It is a great in - shower product, I would purchase this in the future. One thing I will say is that the 'exfoliating beads' (if that's what you would call them) are a little larger than most scrubs I have used in the past, but I still think it is a fabulous product.
You can purchase the full sized 50ml product from Green People's website for £11.95.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Headmasters Heat Defence Serum

Headmasters Miracle Protect Salon Experts 
Heat Defence Serum*

"Actively reduces breakage, reduce blow-dry time and sheild hair from heat damage whilst sealing your style. Concentrated vitamin E promotes healthy, beautiful condition, leaving your hair super shiny, silky soft & frizz-free."

I don't know about you, but I am constantly using heat on my hair. I always blow dry my hair and have a constant battle with my straighteners on a Morning to get a sleek and smooth finish. I hate to think how damaged my hair is right now, infact just looking at my split ends and how frazzled it always looks makes me more than annoyed with the state it is in.
Heat defence products are something that I know I should use, but I don't all that often use them. I have used many heat defence sprays in the past; with little to none actually working and protecting my hair from heat from flat irons and hair dryers. I have been giving this heat defence serum by Headmasters a go for the past 2 Months and I thought I would share the results with you.
You use this product before applying heat to the hair, it really does reduce blow drying time, I am not sure how but it works. The product does feel a little thick so I try not to apply too much. It leaves my hair looking that little softer, smoother and sleek. I wouldn't say its the best heat defence product out there as it is not, but it leaves my hair feeling a lot less frizzy and a little more easier to tame.
This product is available in all Headmasters Salons at the price of £5.99.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo

Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo

Read more about Big Sexy Hair Range here

I was really lucky to be able to to try a few products from Sexy Hair, one of them being this Big Sexy Hair Volumising Dry Shampoo. If, like me, your hair is dull and a little bit lifeless, you may want to give this a whirl. I use dry shampoo like no tomorrow, not generally for refreshing my hair between washes; as my hair is quite oily so I have to wash it every other day anyway. It is great for creating volume and big hair. Sexy Hair also claim it provides UV protection which is a bonus. It smells pleasant, which is a good find in dry shampoo as I often find they don't smell very nice!

I would suggest this dry shampoo to anyone if you can get your hands on it, it is quite a tricky one to track down but if you are near a Sexy Hair Salon or supplier I would definitely recommend :)

What is your staple dry shampoo? Any favourites? 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Top 3 Dresses from the New Look Sale

My Top Three Dresses From The New Look Sale!

When I see an online sale from the likes of New Look or Dorothy Perkins I am a little bit like a magpie and want EVERYTHING! I was browsing the New Look sale online, and, as usual, filtering my searches to the dresses, stumbled across three stunning little numbers I have fell over heels in love with, all in my size! Yay! (This never happens!). I have so many dresses I can't justify buying all three. I thought I would share them here.

18 and East Purple Floral Frill Dress
Was £27.99 Now £11

Monochrome Necklace Trim Sleeveless Dress
Was £24.99 Now £18

Mela Black Bird Print Dress
Was £25 Now £15

Which dress do you prefer?

All pictures used in this post are from the corresponding links from the New Look website.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

MUA Matte Perfect Primer

MUA Matte Perfect Primer 

I am sure if you have been following my blog for a while now you will know I love a good bargain and Hate spending more money than I need to. For beauty, I often look for cheaper brands that are good quality. I use a selection of MUA products every day and the majority of the products I own I think are fab! They are so inexpensive with products ranging from £1 to the highest £8. I usually take advantage of the Online Offers when they have them on as they are too good to miss. I picked this primer up in there 50% sale I believe.

I am quite fussy when it comes to primers. The only one I never have any problem with is the Loreal Studio Secrets Primer, but that is pretty pricey so I thought I would give this one ago, costing only £4.

As you can see from the name of the product, it is a matte primer. It promises to 'control oil and reduce shine' so that your make up looks perfect.
For me, though, I have found it clogs up my pores and imperfections and my skin looks really cakey, even though I only use the recommended pea size amount. I do think the product reduces shine, but I dont find it soft on the skin and I just didn't get on well with it. I have very, very oily skin so this may be why.
I am after a great primer, have you any recommendations?

You can purchase this Primer for £4 at MUA online or at Superdrug.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Apivita Face Mask With Pomegranate

Apivita Face Mask With Pomegranate*

After kindly being given this gorgeous face mask back in April, I thought it was about time to give it the credit it is worth!
This isn't much of a review today, as it is pretty much self explanatory as a face mask. I just wanted to raise awareness to other face mask worshippers, that this is out there as it is a really great product.

As you can imagine, it smells divine - just like fresh pomegranate. Apivita promise that they "replace water in the face mask range with green tea infusion to enhance the antioxidant action of the products." - which to you and me, that basically means it is much better for your skin!
I leave the face mask on my skin for about 10 minutes before rinsing away with water.
After removing the face mask my skin is left feeling soft and very moisturised.
I use this once a fortnight, I feel it gives my skin a good lift when it is looking dull.

You can find this product on their website here .
You can purchase the product from Marks and Spencers online here for £13.

Have you tried any Apivita products?
What is your favourite face mask?

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Quote To Live By

 Image Source here

Every so often when I am having a down day, I find a really lovely inspiring quote that completely brightens up my day and changes my perspective on a few things. I thought I would share it here so maybe it could cheer your day up a little bit, too!

Hope you are having a lovely day, whatever you are doing.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

YVES ROCHER Lipstick in Sweet Red

YVES ROCHER Grand Rouge Lipstick in Sweet Red*

YVES ROCHER is a brand I had heard a little about but was unfamilar with.
The lipstick I will briefly be discussing today is this Grand Rouge Lipstick, aptly named 'Sweet Red'.
As you can see from the above photograph, the packaging looks very high end in its classic rose gold bullet, simple yet looks very fancy.
The colour is a bright red, I would say quite a blue toned red which is very wearable for me in the day time, compared to some darker reds I just wouldn't have the courage to wear.
The texture on the lips is very creamy and is quite moisturising.
The lipstick costs £19, which sounds expensive - but the quality of the lipstick is fantastic as it lasts all day. It doesn't even feel like you are wearing anything on your lips as it is soft and moisturising.
Unfortunately, having taking this photograph of this product back in May, I did not photograph swatches of the product and am now unable to do so without a camera which has since broke. I hope you understand, sorry about that!
I am sure you can see just how gorgeous the colour is on the photograph though.
You can see all of the other Grand Rouge Lipsticks on YVES ROCHER wesbite here.

All photographs on this particular post belong to me. If you wish to use these photographs, please ask permission first.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Bodhi Mint Thé Bath and Shower Therapy

 Mint Thé Refreshing Bath and Shower Therapy*

Hi everyone. Today I am reviewing a fantastic Bodhi product. You may have read a previous post I have written on a Bodhi Sensual Body moisturizer, which you can read here. After attending a Bloggers Meet Up in April, a Birmingham based company 'Bodhi' kindly sponsored the 'Brum Meet Up' and gave us a few samples to try. We were even lucky enough to have talks from the founder of the brand, Elijah. He was a
 really nice person and told us a lot of background information on his company and the products.

Bodhi Mint The Bath and Shower Therapy, £23 for full size 250 ml bottle

We were each kindly given some lovely samples to try out from the range, one of them being a sample of the Mint Thé. It is basically a shower or bath wash, but can be used as a bath essence too. I personally used it as a body wash as I couldn't resist using it for a shower on a Morning. It lathers really nicely, but the scent is the most stunning thing about this product, it is gorgeous. I am an absolute sucker for mint and zesty scents. This scent is so refreshing, with top notes of peppermint, spearmint, grapefruit, eucalyptus and may chang, makes it the perfect body wash to use on a Morning as it truly woke me up.

You can view the rest of the Bodhi range on the website here.
Don't forget to follow Bodhi on Twitter for more updates!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Love Her Style: Vanessa White from The Saturdays

Love Her Style!
Vanessa White from The Saturdays

I don't know about you but when reading glossy magazines I always find myself looking at the celebrity style pages first... I am super nosey and love to see what trends they're rocking!
One of my favourite ladies with style is the gorgeous Vanessa from The Saturdays - she always look gorgeous and definitely knows how to dress her gorgeous figure. The above pictures are my favourite, she looks fab in bright electric blue and textured prints!
Whos style would you like to steal?

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Smooch Lipstick in Merlot

Smooch Lipstick in Merlot*

You can purchase this beauty for £7.50 from the the Smooch Website

Smooch is a brand I knew very little about before. Smooch launched in 2011, and are well known for their lacy packaging which was inspired by lingerie. As you can see, the packaging is so cute and gorgeous!

Smooch describe the colour as "a rich raspberry shade, with just the right amount of shimmer." I agree, the colour is a very darkraspberry tone, it comes out a little shimmery but is really buildbale for more colour. At first glance, I was scared of how rich and deep the colour was and wasn't sure if I would pull it off. After applying though, the colour looks lovely on the lips and not too 'scary' if you are a pearly pink lip girl like me.  The tone of the lipstick looks darker in the bullet than how it looks on the lips. The lipstick is very moistursing and feels soft on the lips. It doesn't cling to dry parts of your lips either which off course is a plus! I feel that the staying power is about 2-3 hours before needing to be reapplied.

Have you tried anything from Smooch before?

Check out the rest of their cosmetics line on their wesbite!