Shiny conditioned hair…

IMG_0266I wanted to share this special conditioning shine boosting spray! I discovered this only this week (I know I’m a bit behind). I use straighteners a lot and always want my hair to maintain a nice healthy shine, if you spray this on damp hair and brush through it not only conditions your hair but makes it smell delicious too! I bought this product in Asda when the Aussie range was on  offer (3 for £10) I bought this and 2x bottle of Aussie Volume Shampoo – I swear by their products!

Little Tip –  After styling or straightening, spritz some Aussie Conditioning Spray into the palm or your hand and smooth over your hair. it sorts out those strays and flyways in an instant and gives your hair a lovely shine.

Do you use Aussie hair products? What do you think of them?

Carrie

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100 Followers Thank you!

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Just a quick post to say a big thank you to all my 100 followers on wordpress.com and also to my 150 followers on bloglovin.com!

Hope you all have a lovely Friday & Weekend

Lots of Love

Carrie

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The Face Off: My must have Face Primer

IMG_0226Ok so I have picked another fairly pricey product to review however I couldn’t resist blogging about my latest purchase! Once I had seen Victoria Beckham had raved about this product I was even more tempted to give it a try! So here is my own personal review on…

The This Works ‘in transit camera close up’ which is cleverly a  3 in 1 combined mask, moisturiser and primer in one handy 40ml bottle! Priced at £30 on www.lookfantastic.com its a definitely a ‘must try’ product or at least one to put on your wish list as a special treat. But be warned ladies you may become hooked on this primer like me!

Directions for use

Simply apply  to clean skin, including eye area and massage gently until all product is absorbed. your face and neck should feel slightly dewy and primed read for your makeup. This award winning product really does keep your makeup in place throughout even the longest of days at work.

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A very respectable 9/10

I don’t claim to have tried all primers on the market but I have tried a few scaling from cheap to pricey this is definitely one of the higher end products on the market but baring in mind it does 3 different things in 1 bottle ….. well you can’t grumble at that!

Have you tried this product? I would love to hear your thoughts?

Happy Monday People

Carrie

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SIMPLY THE BEST Concealer Ever: Benefit Boi-ing

IMG_0126Ok so saying that this is the best concealer is definitely a BOLD statement to make… (as I am the first one to admit that I haven’t tried EVERY concealer out there)! However I still stand by this little gem! It truly does exactly what it says on the box…. its industrial strength properties really do give you a great coverage and will cover any blemish with a natural but professional finish.  I tend to apply this under my eyes and around the nose and chin area. This makes for an excellent base to then apply your foundation for a flawless look. I have tried many other concealers in my time but this is trusty one I always go back to and although it may be a little more pricier compared to other products on the market it will last you a good while!

Boi-ing is priced at £17.50.   To buy your Boi-ing Concealer click here to visit Benefit’s UK website

Have you yourself tried this product, I would love to hear your thoughts & comments

Thanks for reading & happy concealing!

Carrie x X x

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty Storage Ideas

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I love creative ways of storing makeup – probably because I own far too much of the stuff….. So I love it when I find a clever creation to store my makeup brushes, eyeliner pencils/pens and lip-glosses. This ingenious idea is not only cheap to recreate but it is also is a more organised approach to storing such items. I love the fact that you can experiment with any shape, size or colour container/vase/pot and you can use all manner of glass beads, crystals, sand to stack any makeup item or brush – simple & effective!!

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Benefit: The POREfessional

IMG_0103If you are anything like me by lunch time my makeup needs a little care & attention. So I was delighted when I was told that Benefit’s POREfessional doubles up as a pore-minimising balm and can help touch up any areas during the day! What a bonus! A little dab really does go a long way.

I use a small dot on my t-zone, chin and across my nose. As far as I am aware there is only one shade created by Benefit but it blends nicely into any liquid foundation or powder and can be worn alone if preferred.

Definitely a must have handbag essential!

Check it out on Benefit’s website

December GlossyBox: the review

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After receiving my first GlossyBox in November I was more than looking forward to December’s box arriving on my doorstep and I wasn’t disappointed! Contained within December’s goody box was;

1) TRESemmé Renewal Hair Scalp Nourish & Renew Tonic (£5.50) www.tresemme.co.uk 

This full sized bottle claims to nourish and renew your scalp after first use with its tea tree extract and sunflower seed oil. To apply, tilt head and use the nozzle to lift hair in sections and aim to target the root of your hair. Comb treatment through and style as usual, there is no need to rinse!

2) Bellapierre Cosmetics – Cheek & Lip Stain (£12.99) www.bellapierre.co.uk

This clever 2 in 1 cheek & lip stain is every girls must have handbag hero! This versatile little pot can be used as a beautiful lip stain and at the same time can be blended along your cheekbone to create a rosy pink hue!

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3) Anatomicals – Zap! Zap! Zap! Gets that Chap! Day & Night Spot Stick (£3.79) www.asos.com

This 2 in 1 day & night spot stick really does attack those unwanted blemishes and spots that can rudely turn up at the worst moments!

4) All that Jazz – Professional Nail Lacquer (£9.98) www.allthatjazz.com

Dark blues, purples, navy’s, black nail varnish shades are all the rage at the moment! So this little bottle of petrol blue goodness is bang on trend!

5) Skin Pep Hydra Boost – Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum (£24.99) www.skinprep.com

This little bottle claims to promote a healthy new skin glow effect using its clinically proven cell communicating ingredient, hyaluronic acid. This powerful little bottle certainly worked wonders on my skin, when I applied it after removing my makeup!

Overall Verdict

Another fabulous selection of goodies from GlossyBox – can’t recommend this enough! My favourite item in the box has to be the bellápierre cheek & lip stain – go and buy yours now!

Thank you for reading – sending lots of love

Carrie xxx

OPI’s Best Ever – Glitter Nail Polish

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I am often asked what I consider to be the best glitter polish…! My answer is always simple…they are all much of the same….. because lets face it glitter is glitter isn’t it?! I now stand corrected since using OPI’s ‘Desperately Seeking Sequins’ polish…. if you want a good quality glittery, sparkly, shiny, glossy, silvery, sequinned polish then this bottle is definitely worth a buy & try!

OPI Glitter Polish Link 

Tips when using your glitter polish….

  • Shake your bottle of polish really well before use
  • You can heat your polish up, by rolling the bottle in the palms of your hands
  • Turn the bottle upside down before use – this moves the heavier glitter/sequins from the bottom of the bottle
  • Press the glitter polish onto the nail – do not brush the polish across the nail bed, as this drags the glitter and ultimately undoes all your glittery work!

Happy glittering …!

Thanks for reading

Love

Carrie xxx

How to pick your perfect pout!

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Have you ever walked into Boots or Superdrug going in for one thing and walked back out with a bag full of items that you didn’t expect to buy and you are not really sure if any of the colours suit you…! Well this happens to me often. So I wanted to share this clever little colour palette guide that I found to help you (and your purse) from any expensive makeup shopping trips!

I tried this palette test out on three different friends… (all with different skin tones) the results were spot on and some friends were shocked to see how some of colours on the chart actually suited them!

I myself am a mixture between a fair + medium complexion therefore I can cheekily mix between the top 6 lip colours as shown on the chart. for the lighter shades I tend to buy my shiny lip glosses and for the darker shades I plump for the bold matt lipsticks or crayons as they are now known on the market.

Feel free to screenshot the chart and use when you are next out shopping it helped me loads when buying lipstick, lipgloss, lip glaze, lip balm, lip stain (I could go on but you know what I mean) there is so many products available that sometime buying a lip can be a bit overwhelming – I hope this helps you like it did me!

Thank you for reading

Carrie xxx

My First GlossyBox – one happy girly!

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My GlossyBox review

I have only recently heard about the new craze that is the ‘GlossyBox’. But the idea is simple… you create an online beauty profile whereby you are asked questions about your hair and skin type and the beauty items that you could not live without! With this information GlossyBox UK packs 5 products that will suit to your beauty profile! The cost of this fabulous little box is only £10 + postage you can cancel your subscription at any time, but if you are anything like me you will be hooked on this very clever concept of unique and even unusual beauty products arriving to your door on a monthly basis!

In my first box I received……

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MONU Skincare – Firming Facial Oil

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Burt Bees Lip Shine

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LOLLIPOPS MAKE UP – Eye Pencil

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H2O+ Face Oasis – Hydrating Treatment

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Natural World – Coconut Water Hydration & Shine Weightless Hair

 

1) Burt’s Bees Lip Shine (£6.99)

This 100% natural lip shine is enriched with Apricot Wax and easily glides onto your lips giving you a super glossy shiny finish – it tastes and smells lovely!

2) MONU Skincare – Firming Fiji Facial Oil (£26 for 100ml)

This facial oil is applied after cleansing and toning and should be massaged into the face and neck in upward movements. I used this treatment before bed and my skin did feel tighter and firmer the next morning!

3) LOLLIPOPS – Eye Pencil (€14)

This retractable eye pencil contains Vitamin E with anti-ageing and anti-radical action. It made for a smooth and easy application but I did find that it smudged quite easily! I normally use liquid eyeliner to avoid smudges but overall this eye pencil easily did the job!

4) H2O+ Face Oasis – Hydrating Treatment (£27.50 for 50 ml)

Out of the two facial treatments in my GlossyBox this product by H2O+ was by far my favourite of the two. The gel claims to deliver deep hydration and in turn will minimise fine lines. When I applied this to my face before bed it reminded me of something you would experience in a luxury Spa and I definitely felt that my skin had improved after one use! The other great thing about this product is that you can place the gel in the fridge for up to 2 hours and use the product as a cooling mask. Marks & Spencer currently have this item on offer for £19.25 – so I will be putting this little gem on my christmas list!

5) Natural World – Coconut Water Hydration & Shine Weightless Hair Oil (£9.99 for 100ml)

I have quite fine hair so I avoid using oils or shine sprays to prevent my hair getting greasy too quickly. So I was surprised to see that GlossyBox had included this product in my box, when I had stated this in my beauty profile when registering. However having now tried this clever coconut water hair oil, I can see why. It doesn’t leave a oily or greasy residue like some hair products do and the shine it created on my hair was really impressive! I don’t have to describe to you its scent, as Im sure you can see from the name what it smells of! I used this product after styling and straightening my hair but you can also use this on damp hair or use it in the shower to replace your usual conditioner!

Overall Verdict:

I was really pleased with my first GlossyBox and will continue with my subscription 100%. I can’t wait to receive my next box! I hope you found this review helpful, please feel free to ask me any questions or leave a comment if you wish.

Thank you

Carrie xxx