Thursday, 21 July 2011

My new favourite bargain perfume :)

Hi Ladies,

I have been running low on perfume lately, but I didn't want to splash out on a new bottle of perfume as I have my summer holiday coming up and I usually treat myself to a new summer scent from the duty free. So in order to save my limited supplies of Marc Jacobs Lola and Nina by Nina Ricci I decided to get one of Next's scents to keep me going up untill my holiday. I was originally planning on getting one of the Next perfume's which I had used before and blogged about here but when I tested this scent, I knew I had to get it!

The fragrance I'm taking about is Next's Gold, which is described as ''A dazzling fragrance with golden flower nectars, gloriously sweet vanilla and molten amber'' I absolutely love it. It smells gorgeous, slightly musky but sweet, not too heavy for during the day but lovely for an evening too. I will definitely be re purchasing this once it runs out! I picked this up for £6.50 from a next outlet store but I think it is available in the highstreet stores too. I'm definitely going to check out some more of Next's fragrances, does anyone have any recommendations?

Monday, 18 July 2011

A little Primark Haul :)

Hi Ladies,

So I have picked up a couple of things from primark lately and I thought I would share them with you. I think they have some fantastic stock in at the moment, especially for summer. So first up I picked up these two tops.

I really love both of these. The first top is sheer so I have been wearing it with a black or rust vest underneath, it looks great with jeans and denim shorts, It cost £8.00. The second top is a bit more formal, and was £10.00 I love anything in cream and black, and I thought the dropped shoulder detail on this top was lovely.

I got these chino style shorts for £10.00 I have been looking for some shorts in this colour for ages so I was really chuffed when I spotted these in primark. They fit really well and the material is lovely and comfortable.

I don't normally look in the beauty section of primark but whilst having a little browse, I spotted these cosmetic pads for £1.00 what a bargain!

and thats everything, hope you had a lovely weekend! :)

Friday, 15 July 2011

Denman Fragranced Hairbrush :)

Hi Ladies

I have blogged about my love for denman hairbrushes previously here. Their compact brush never leaves my handbag, I find their brushes to be really well made and long lasting (even my boyfriend uses a denman brush!). So I was ecstatic when I was given the chance to review a couple of their brushes for you :)

First up is one of their scented hairbrushes, I had seen these in boots before and thought the fruity patterns on them were super cute but I didn't look closely enough to realise they were scented. The one I was sent was the strawberry shortcake brush. To me, this smells just like my little ponies! did anyone else used to have them as a child? very sweet and fruity. I think the concept of a fragranced brush is a really fun idea, and its not something I've come across before.

The brush is one of their D3 styling brush which I find really easy to use. Its feel really sturdy and leaves my long hair feeling sleek and tangle free. Does it leave my hair smelling like strawberry shortcake? Not really but I still love the novelty of a scented hairbrush!

You can find out more about Denman brushes at their website here. I didn't actually realise but they do makeup brushes too!

Hope you have a lovely weekend,

**This product was sent to me for review purposes, I have not been compensated for this review and as always it is my 100% honest opinion** :)

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

A Little MAC Haul :)

Hi Ladies,

Even though my birthday was months ago, I still had some birthday pennies stowed away in a drawer in my room which I decided to finally spend in MAC over the weekend.

I have had my eye on two lippies for ages. I've never bought Costa Chic before because I always thought it would be too bright for me, but I love the colour. I finally decided it would be perfect for my summer holiday and needed to be added to my collection. Pink Plaid is a lipstick which my friend always has in her handbag, It had never really caught my eye on the counter before and It is also a matte which isn't a finish I usually go for, but I am forever borrowing it from her so I decided it was about time I picked one up for myself :)

I have worn Costa Chic everyday since! I absolutely love it, its such a lovely summery colour with a really glossy finish and looks great teamed with a really simple eye look and a touch of peachy blusher.

Last but not least I picked up my all time favourite concealer - the studiofinish concealer which lasts forever! I normally use nw15 but decided to get nw20 as I think nw15 has started to look a little too light for me since summer has started.

and thats everything! Hope you're having fantastic week :)

Friday, 8 July 2011

New Shoes! :)

Hi Ladies,

I bought a fabulous pair of sandals from River Island last week for my upcoming holiday, which is in 4 weeks and counting yippee! I rarely take heels on holiday, and I find a glitzy pair of flats perfect for wearing out on an evening.

They might not be everyones cup of tea, but I love the colour and the detail on them. I think they will look fantastic with a plain outfit. They're actually super comfortable too!

I've always been a handbag girl, but lately I've been loving buying shoes. Next on my list is some tan peeptoe wedges, does anyone have any recommendations?

Have a lovely weekend,

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Product Of The Week: Urban decay primer potion

Hi Ladies,

So a couple of weeks ago I finally got round to ordering the new style packaging urban decay primer potion. I had actually never used urban decay's primer potion before I bought the naked palette which comes with a teenie weenie version which i absolutely fell in love with! It makes a fab base for any of my eyeshadows and really does help them stay put and last longer. I had heard that the packaging was not the best design for getting all of the product out, so I decided to wait untill it was repackaged before I ordered the full size version.

The new style packaging is great! Really easy to use and its a squeezy tube, so you'll be able to control how much you use and get every last bit of product out! I did make a bit of an error as in my excitment when I spotted that they were available on debenhams online I bought one of the new shades, thinking it was the original formula. The shade I accidently ordered was greed, a shimmery gold.

Turns out this wasn't too big of an error as the colour of this shade is gorgeous! It makes a great base for a smokey eye and since buying it I've also used it as an eye shadow on its own too - fab!

Hope you've had a great weekend enjoying the sunshine :)