Friday, 27 December 2013

L'Oreal Perfect Clean


Hope you all had a fabby christmas and ate lotsa delicious food with your family and besties!

When I pop into town I always have a quick look in the beauty section in TK Maxx to see if I can find any bargains. On my last visit I saw this L’Oreal face wash which isn’t something I would usually pick up as my skin can be very temperamental. But, it has a fun little brush (not gonna lie, this is the main reason I bought it) and it was £2.99 so I couldn’t resist.
I have been using this for a few weeks now every night after I have taken off my make up. I often have reactions to products like this as I have very sensitive skin and they usually also dry my skin out but this has definitely not been the case with this product.

It leaves my skin feeling clean, fresh and soft. If foams up nicely on the brush and has helped keep my dry skin and spots at bay. Because of the texture of the brush this doubles up as an exfoliator which is great.

This will last me a long time as you only need a small amount of product each day, but I shall definitely be repurchasing this once I run out. I now just need to find a great moisturiser to team up with it. Any recommendations?

Hope y'all have a great new year!
Sarah x

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

I have a candle addiction


So, apparently turning 20 and moving into a nice flat means that you start to spend you student loan on candles. I cannot afford them and do not need them but I always seem to be on the lookout for more!

Firstly, I have my oil burner and 3 oils. I picked up the burner from Wilkinsons for £4 which is a bargain and I think it’s super cute. I have 2 oils from The Body Shop: Lavender, and Green Tea and Lemon. The Green Tea one smells so fresh and lovely and is the one most frequently in the burner. I also have a Fir Oil from M&S to make my flat smell like Christmas trees!

Next is this beautiful Hathi Saharan Rainforest candle from Decorware. Obviously it looks beautiful and I love the smell of it as it smells like the beach, gorgeous! I picked this up in TKMaxx for around £8 I think.

 This, as you can see, is a small Yankee Candle in the flavour Merry Marshmallow. I got this as a gift for my birthday. When you smell the jar it is very strong and sickly but when it burns the fragrance is a lot lighter and it does actually smell like marshmallows! This size jar can be bought in lots of stores and online for around £7 - £8.

Now this one does not look pretty but smells lovely. It is the Skittles cherry candle. I recently stumbled across these in Poundland and ended up buying a couple. The other flavours in this range are not as nice, but this is my third cherry candle in about 2 months, oops, but for £1 I can’t complain.

Unfortunately, this candle isn't mine, I picked it up as a little treat for my mum but it’s so nice and I’m going to struggle to hand it over! Mum and I love the smell of lavender but sometimes the candles can be very sweet, but this one smells exactly like fresh lavender, perfect! This is from Evodia but I found it in TKMaxx for £8.

As you can see, I am a fan of the candle section in TKMaxx. There are so many all for amazing prices. The only downside is if you find one you really love, they probably won’t ever have it again. I have been trying to fing Sahara Rainforest again for months now!

See you soon x

Monday, 9 December 2013

I can't stop buying nail varnish


Recently Poundland have been stocking some fabulous beauty steals and I wanted to share mine with you.

(OPI - Shatter The Scales, Sally Hansen - 909 Pink Force, Revlon - 240 Impulsize, Revlon - 731 Knockout)

Firsty, is this OPI crackle nail varnish from their Amazing Spider-Man range. I absolutely love the colour of this. I have used it over black and matte black for a more subtle effect and over a silver for a brighter effect.
There have been so many Sally Hansen magnetic polishes in store at the moment and I picked up this pink because I love the colour. I am not keen on the magnetic pattern so I just use it without that. The formula is great and dries reasonably quickly.
There are always Revlon, Rimmel, and Maybelline polishes but I never usually like the colours. However, the other day I picked up these two. I’ve been in need of a black nail varnish for a long time and I just really liked the purple, and for £1 each I am a happy girly.
AND, Poundland have been stocking Stila again. My local store had loads of little Stila powder highlighters, not that I bought one, but cheap beauty finds are always fun!

Anyway, sorry for my absence. Uni was kind of taking over but all my work for this term is now done, just in time for some Christmas blogging! Yay!

See you soon x

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