Hey everybody! I just thought I'd do a really quick blog post just to let you know why I've been so bad at blogging lately. Quite frankly, I've just not got enough time to put the effort I really want to put in. I'm in my final year of university doing English Literature and I really need to put 100% into finishing with a very good classification because I want to go on and do an MA and maybe even a PhD. I've got around 10,000 more words to write with various essays and one exam left and my BA will be over so, for now, I need to crack on with that. I do love blogging, and as soon as I have a spare moment, I will get back into the swing of things but right now, my nose is either in a book, or watching a little mindless TV to calm me down (2 Broke Girls at the minute, if you watch it you'll know why I'm so addicted. If you don't, go and watch it, Kat Dennings is the best woman on this planet!) My dissertation is due in 26 days and I'm slightly terrified but I've worked so hard the past few months, I'm sure it's going to pay off. Anyway, I just wanted to let my readers know I'm still here (hi!) and wanted to thank you for sticking around. I'll make it worth it, I promise.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Origins Pure Cream Rinseable Cleanser (£17) - Origins
Okay, first things first, I am incredibly sorry about my lack of posts recently. I have been swamped at uni and I don't think that's going to let up until after my final exam but I am here today with a skincare review for you so I hope you enjoy it! Now, a while ago I popped into the Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar in Liverpool in search for Origins. I had heard such amazing things about this brand and at that point my skin definitely was in need of some TLC. So I wandered in, purse at the ready to buy a new cleanser and moisturiser, and that I just did. The lady manning the stand was absolutely amazing with me and we went through my skin type and what would be best suited to me, and this cleanser was on the top of her list as I already had a night cleanser sorted back home. Origins Pure Cream Rinseable Cleanser can be used AM and PM but I use it solely in the morning (unless I'm slightly drunk/tired and use it again at night) It contains Coconut Oil and Glycerin to creams away your makeup and the general dirt and horribleness without leaving the skin parched. Now, in all seriousness, I can't love this cleanser more. It's really easy to use seeing as you just rub it in and then tissue off. So brilliant in the morning if I'm up late, no faffing around with water, FANTASTIC. Now, I have dry skin and this cleanser is specific for dehydrated and dry skin so if you do have the same skin type as me, I do recommend giving this a go.
Have you given this cleanser a go? Do you have any holy grails for dry skin?
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
If you remember a few posts back, I posted about my gorgeous new iPhone case (the one above!) that I was lucky enough to receive and customise through Caseapp. Now, I am now being given the chance for one of my lucky readers to win themselves a case that they can customise themselves! Just enter through the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. Just a quick note though, at the moment it is only currently for iPhones, sorry to every other phone out there but Caseapp are trying to extend their services into other brands as we speak!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Recently, I was contacted by Money Supermarket to join them in their latest blogger challenge, 'What's In Your Pocket?' This challenge/competition was based on celebrating 'life's little wins' and it all began with a few hidden cameras and sneaky money exchanges from hand to somebody's pocket. The cameras captured the reactions of the lucky few when they found £20 hidden in their pocket. Can you imagine how good that felt? We all love that 'Oh I forgot about that!' feeling! Well, going with that feeling, Money Supermarket decided to give a collection of bloggers £20 to spend as they pleased, giving them or somebody close to them that feel-good feeling. Now, I'm a lowly third year university student so when I was contacted I knew EXACTLY where that £20 was going, to my absolutely wonderful mother. It's Mother's Day, incredibly soon and I knew that I could actually afford to buy her something lovely. My mum's presents are in the above bag and including card, pink bag and two presents the total came to £20.50. So close but I could definitely stretch that 50p! Along with the £20, the most creative blog from the chosen bloggers will win £200! If I won it'd go straight to my Masters fund! Before I leave you all just a quick thank you to Money Supermarket for choosing me to be a part of this, it was so much fun being able to buy my mum something special hopefully giving her the feel-good feeling as well!
Sunday, 24 February 2013
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Galaxy (£5.99) - Boots
Let's face it, I was always going to jump on the bandwagon for a new lip product and I am rather glad I did on this occasion. Rimmel's Apocalips has definitely had its fair share of exposure in the bloggersphere but I really understand why it has. Galaxy is a deep pink/plum colour which is perfect for day to day for me as I like deep plum for something a little different to my normal pinky tones. First up, I love the packaging, so astro-cool which I LOVE. The meteor lid just adds to the whole thing. Now onto the actual product, the pigmentation is absolutely amazing with one swipe you're good to go and the wand that comes with it actually is better than I thought it would be. The small hole in the wand holds the extra product that you'll need so you don't use any extra product. Longevity wise, I can't fault it. It lasts for hours even with eating and drinking, it actually astounded me how well it actually lasted. I genuinely want to buy the rest of the range and now do own 3 more thanks to the lovely Lisa from Topaz & May
Have you tried any of the Apocalips range? What did you think? Do you want to try them?