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Disappointing Products #1


This is my first ever 'disaappointing products' blog post as I try to keep my blog as positive as possible. I do think I am quite tolerant when it comes to products which I don't particuarly like as I know that often the products which I do not get on with, somebody else could love. And this is more often the case then not. So here it goes...

Origins Spot Remover*
I was so dissappointed by this product, maybe my expectations were too high but I simply felt like they did nothing for my skin and if anything probably made it worse. 

Jemma Kid Eyeliner in brown (free in a magazine) Now discontinued...
I actually got this in Glamour magazine so I don't know if the fact that is was a 'freebie' is partly to blame but I simply thought the quality of this was dreadful.

Benefit Stay Don't Stray
I possibly had a faulty product but I am not entirely sure. I simply found this dispensed far too much product making it very hard to work with. I found this to be such a shame as I really wanted to like this!

Aussie Dual Personality Coloured Hair Protection and Shine Spray
I found this left my hair really greasy and sticky and just did nothing for it. A big thumbs down from me.

NARS Larger then Life Lipgloss (sample size)
I love NARS makeup especially their face products, but I found this lipgloss just so difficult to work with. It was incredibly gloopy and just uncomfortable to wear which was rather disappointing. 

MaxFactor Flipstick in Gypsy Red*
Perhaps the main reason I ended up disliking this product was due to the colour, it is not my sort of shade. Aside the colour I just ultimately wasn't too fond of the whole concept of the lipstick, the supposed look wasn't as easily achieved as perhaps advertised.

Let me know what you all think! I probably won't do another one of these posts for a while but please leave feedback below! -Or perhaps you love some of these products? Then let me know too! x



MAC 'Hot Gossip'



You know I love my MAC lipsticks, in fact they are pretty much the only lipsticks I really use. The last few weeks I have not stopped wearing MAC's 'Hot Gossip', the latest addition to my collection and my current favourite. It is a great everyday colour for that 'my lips but better' kind of look and it reminds me of the shades that Rosie Huntington Whitely often uses and appears to be similar to the shades used in many of the Burberry campaigns- always a huge beauty inspiration for me.

Hot Gossip is described as a mid-tone pinky plum colour. It has a cremesheen formula, so it applies smoothly on to the lips and is very easy to work with.

What are your favourite MAC lipstick at the moment?
 Please do let me know! 

Get the Perfect Pout for Valentines Day with Dr Lipp.



So its Valentiene's day and whether you are all loved up or single, we all want  NEED perfect and well looked after lips right? Yes, yes we do. And so, I am going to let you in on a not so well kept beauty secret and one of my latest obsessions... The Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for lips*. It is loved by many industry insiders and it is no surprise why as this little tube has been my saviour throughout the recent snowy weather. It is a multi-purpose balm (think 8-hour cream without the horrible smell) which can be used on the lips, nipples (yes that's right), cuticles, elbows and feet. 


It is of a very thick consistency so only the tiniest amount of product is needed, I like to just pat it on to my lips and then continue with my normal lipstick or gloss. But if you apply a bit more then it can also serve as a lipgloss.  Make-up artists also use Dr. Lipp not only for moisturizing the lips but also for creating a gloss on the eyelids, highlighting the cheek bones and tidying up the eyebrows.



The Dr Lipp  Original Nipple Balm* is available at Space NK and retails at £11.50  so be sure to let me
know if you try this out and what you think! 

Happy Valentines  Day!  xx


Empties #5

Yet another empties post but what else would you expect from a beauty product enthusiast? So lets cut to the chase...

Lee Stafford Shine Spray
I adore Lee Stafford products but I found this to be a bit of a something of nothing. It smells really nicely but didn't really leave my hair looking any different so I won't be using this again in the future.

Clinique Mild Facial Soap
I wouldn't repurchase this, I found that ultimately it did not really do much for my skin at all. There are much better (and cheaper) alternatives on the market today.

Phyto Phytolisse Serum*
I really like Phyto hair products, they are made from natural ingrediants and I find them to be really effective especially with continuous use. I love that this doesn't leave the hair greasy as some hair serums do and so, I would definitely use this again. The only downside is that I did get through it rather quickly, although I do have a lot of hair!

Vita Liberata pHenommenal Tan* in Medium
When I first used the Vita Liberata pHennomenal tan I instantly fell in love, I adored the colour and the ease of application. However, I found that it didn't really last the full three weeks, and sometimes if you didn't fully prep the skin it could go patchy. I would have no qualms in using it again but for now I have a few other tans to trial. I would say I have had a positive experience overall with it but I have read very mixed reviews.

H20+ Sea Salt Body Wash* 
To me generally a body wash is a body wash but what I did love about this was the consistency and the smell. It is very different to my usual body wash choices but what I really liked is that it reminded me of the beach!

Phyto Phytokarite Deep Nourishing Brilliance Mask*
I had a real love-hate relationship with this hair mask at first. But after following the instructions word for word and with continued use, I really did see an improvement in the condition of my hair. I found that it didn't instantly make my hair shiner or glossier etc. but that is probably down to the fact that as it has no chemical nasties, it did not just coat my hair, instead I felt it was repairing it from within.

Sally Hanson Maxium Growth Cuticle & Nail Treatment
I found that this did do the trick when it came to looking after my cuticles and it is sold for a reasonable price. I would repurchase this although I would be inclined to try something different.

Phil Smith Curly Locks Curl Perfecting Spray*
I used this as a sort of heat protector/ styling spray although I found that it didn't really do much for my hair. Although it a really affordable range, I don't think I would repurchase this, or any other Phil Smith products for that matter.

Jo Malone Lime, Basil and Mandarin Fragrance
I love Jo Malone. I already have repurchased this - need I say more?

Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion
Perhaps my favourite body cream to date- it is uh-mazingg.


Let me know what you think and what other products you have been loving- it is Valentines day after all! Mwahhhh 

Minnies Boutique Bristol Pop Up Shop Launch

This Friday, I started my weekend by popping down to Cabot Circus Bristol to have a sneak peak at the Minnies Boutique Pop up Shop before it opened to the public on Saturday. I was really impressed with the set up but in fact, slightly disappointed to know that it was only temporary but fingers crossed for the future! The selection at Minnies Boutique varied from casual day pieces to some truly glam Essex style party dresses. Minnies Boutique also stock their own merchandise such as hooded jumpers, dressing gowns and some really cute pyjamas- definitely must-haves for any huge TOWIE fan. In terms of beauty, Minnies Boutique also stock their own range of lashes which I would be really intrigued to try.  Sam and Billie were chatting us to all throughout the evening and they looked absolutely flawless-I couldn't help but notice their perfect, glowing skin. 

Overall, I had a lovely evening filled with champagne, cupcakes, clothes and a fab goodie bag- any girls ideal evening right? 
If you want to pop down to the Minnies Boutique pop up shop in Bristol for yourself, then your last chance to do so will be today (Sunday 3rd Feb). If you can't make it though, check out the Minnies Boutique site here or for future news and events you can check out the Cabot Circus site here

Hope you have all had a fab weekend! <3