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Sunday, November 29, 2015


With a lot of brands, I have to try the newest products available as soon as possible. Anyone who has read my blog before will know I’m a massive fan of Soap & Glory and I constantly have one of their Shower gels on the go and have a never ending Blusher which doesn’t seem to be ending for an empties post any time soon even though I use it most days. Soap & Glory have recently added to their make-up line One Heck of a Blot. I have been using the powder of this range for a while now as I loved the Kick Ass Powder from the brand so much. They have added a primer and a foundation to the One Heck of a Blot range and I grabbed them at my local Boots when they were on a 3 for 2 offer.
I always use a primer before applying my make-up as I have quite an oily forehead and I try and hold on to my make-up for as long as possible throughout the day. The Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Instant-Perfecting Power Primer claims to instantly shrink pores and perfect the skin. It’s suitable for all skin types, but it’s most suited for people with Oily/Combination skin who are looking to keep the shine controlled and hide imperfections. It evens out your skin tone and reduces the appearance of redness, which I definitely like about it. The primer reminds me of the Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer which I have really enjoyed in the past. I find that my make-up does stay around for longer when using this product, instead of using a foundation straight onto my skin. You can also use it over make-up similarly to the Benefit Porefessional where you can touch up throughout the day. I don’t tend to do this, but I guess it’s a great pro if you’re out for the whole day. I really like the tube design it looks a lot more expensive than it actually is and you get a good 30ml size for £10.00, I would definitely repurchase this.
I also purchased the Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot All Day Liquid-to-Powder Foundation. This foundation claims to give a full coverage flawless finish, It contains Shine-Bloc 12hr Long wear Technology so the base stays around all day whatever you may be doing. It also has Super-Blur Powders which help to blur away the appearance of pores, imperfections and redness. I find this foundation is more of a cream than a liquid, I’m not used to such a thick base so I found it hard to work with at first. It comes in four shades; Fair Enough, Cool Sand, Happy Medium and Caramel. So not the widest range of shades, but I’m the shade Fair Enough which is a little too dark for my skin tone. Again, this foundation is suited for oily skin and it does look great once you have buffed it in. I did find during the day the foundation was collecting in certain areas especially on my forehead where I am most oily. It was like the foundation was just sitting on the surface and needed to be buffed in some more. It does feel nice on the skin, really lightweight even though it’s such a full coverage. I still do set my make-up with the One Heck of a Blot Powder. I think I need to try the foundation in a few other ways, maybe applying with my fingers or just top up my powder throughout the day. It’s priced at £12.00 for 30ml, so at the high end of the High Street foundations but you can always find some sort of offer.
I have to say the powder is still my favourite product from the One Heck of a Blot line. It’s velvety, translucent and absorbs oil from my skin straight away for a matte finish. Soap & Glory are currently offering a great gift with purchase when you spend £15 on make-up including; a mascara, my favourite everyday blusher and a gloss stick! Have you tried Soap & Glory make-up?
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Friday, November 27, 2015


I am a big fan of Converse trainers, they're about the only trainers I wear outside the gym. I have had about five pairs over my lifetime and still have the very first pair I ever bought. It seems Converse last such a long time and any time I feel they're looking a bit sorry for themselves I just pop them in the washing machine and they come out looking as good as new. They're fashionable, comfortable and easy to wear on more casual days.
Recently, I was lucky enough to receive this pair of Converse Chuck II OX Trainers by winning a competition in association with Look Magazine and JD Sports. When I first saw the Chuck II's were released I knew I wanted a pair, but I couldn't justify getting another pair of Converse right now. But I'm so glad to of won the competition and I know I will get so much use out of them, my other trainers have definitely took a back seat. I had four different colourways/styles to choose from and I chose the black and white ox trainers as I already own a black and white Hi-top version and wanted something a little bit different.
This is the first revamp of the classic design. They take the iconic silhouette of the original trainers and have giving the shoes an overhaul. The new look trainers are lined with micro-suede for enhanced comfort and the tongue has been refreshed with non-slip padding. The midsole has been fitted with Lunarlon technology which is soft, resilient and cushioning to the foot. I did wonder the first time I tried putting them on if my normal size would actually fit because the sock has such a thick foam layer that there is less space between the sock and the upper. I have read on other sites that they did need to size up but my normal size is roomy enough, I think it's just getting the trainer on as it has an elasticated tongue. The sole is so comfortable I can imagine my normal Converse are going to feel wierd after walking around in these. I'm really impressed with the quality of these shoes, definitely what you would expect and more from Converse. 
What do you think of the new Converse?
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Monday, November 23, 2015


I love trying new bath products from Lush, I’m always excited about new arrivals and have to try them out at least once. There are so many products I am yet to try! Star Dust is a new bath bomb this Christmas, it may look quite simple from the outside but I was eager to see what this one did in the bath. Star Dust is shaped like a star and reminds me of the silver glitter bath melt from other years, which hasn't come back this year. I must admit I picked up this one because of the cute shape, but it also reminds me of Butterball which is one of my favourites.
I was quite disappointed on how quickly this bath bomb dissolved, it wasn’t around for very long. I’m not sure if this was to do with having the water too hot, (as it was warmer than usual) but it was over so fast. Once the bath bomb touched the water the bath bomb started to turn the water an ice blue colour, with a layer of white foam over the top of the water which looked just like snow. Then the best bit was lots of multi-coloured stars coming to the surface, which filled the bath with confetti. These little stars were moisturising on my skin and I liked the way they looked pretty in the bath.
The bath bomb has a very simple scent. It contains sweet Fair Trade Ugandan Vanilla and Rosewood oil. As well as Bergamot oil to uplift and cleanse your body and mind. I really liked the fragrance of this one it wasn’t too much, just enough to fragrance and comfort the skin. The oils definitely softened my skin. Lush say on their website that this would be a great one to pamper yourself with after a Christmas party. I can also imagine children liking this one, they would be amazed by the tiny stars appearing out of nowhere and the scent is gentle enough for their skin.
This bath bomb is priced at £2.95, which is a little cheaper than your average Lush bath bomb. But I think the price is reflected on how long it lasts in the bath. I would be interested in trying it again, but I don’t think it’s my favourite Christmas bath bomb.
What's your favourite Lush Bath Bomb this Christmas?
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Sunday, November 15, 2015


 Marc Jacobs know how to do fragrance! Their bottle designs are always on point, I’ve always liked the Lola scents and my sister is obsessed with Daisy, but maybe just a little too sweet for me. Decadence is the newest fragrance to their perfume line and is targeted to a more mature individual than his other scents. The bottle is just gorgeous, inspired by one of Marc’s iconic handbag shapes. I am a big on handbags so this bottle is made for me. It’s very glamorous in emerald green with a python patterned lid, it would go perfect with any outfit. Of course it looks stylish on my dressing table and I've been using it everyday since I got it.
The scent itself is woody and sensual and symbolises the ultimate in feminine glamour and sophistication. I can’t get enough of the scent, I would say it’s more of an evening fragrance but I would happily wear this all day long. But I think you can tell it's still a Marc Jacobs scent straight away. The scent contains Italian Plum, rich Bulgarian Rose and Liquid Amber. The rich and elegant formulation was created in collaboration with perfumer Annie Buzantian and Ann Gottlieb. It also contains Saffron, Iris, Sambac Jasmine, Orris Root, Vetiver and Papyrus Wood. I also like the packaging it comes in, a velvet emerald green box to match the bottle, I think I'm going to have trouble throwing this away.
I have the 30ml bottle which has a chain, but the bigger bottles also have a black tassel attached to them, It’s a new level of luxury! The 30ml bottle is £49.oo so it is a treat, but there's also a Christmas Gift Set with the 50ml bottle of perfume. I like quirky fragrances, something a little bit different which you aren’t going to smell in the street every day. When I do wear it, it seems to stay around all day. There is also a shower gel and body lotion in the range which would make the fragrance stay around for even longer. This would be great as a winter fragrance to wear at parties, I can see myself using this scent up quite quickly as I have already made quite a dent!
What's your favourite Marc Jacobs fragrance?
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