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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Daisy Nails

 Following on from my easy Leopard Print Nails these daisy nails are just as easy and look just as good on long or short nails. 

Model's Own Beth's Blue, Bourjois Yellow and Pink Tease White Nail Art Pen

I love this look purely because when I wore it to work I got so many compliments - it's also not too much of a statement so I feel like I can wear this for every day :) For some reason this look just reminds me of spring and cool crisp mornings and bright blue skies - basically just happy things :)

Hope you've enjoyed!! x

Friday, 11 November 2011

A Great Kisser

Gotta love Soap and Glory's product names..

I don't like lip balms, generally speaking. So I really don't know what made me buy a £5 lip balm when there was no tester. I do agree with Soap and Glory about their testers getting ugly after they've been used but not really having any idea of the formula or the colour is pretty rubbish. 

Anyway, the tester issue aside, I bought this blind and you know what? I love it.
It's not too heavy on the lips, it smells divine, it tastes quite nice, it adds a pretty sheen that isn't too glossy, it's not sticky or greasy. The one downside, there's always one, is the lack of colour pay off, perhaps it's because it's such a light colour but it goes on pretty much completely sheer. Honestly though the formula and smell more than makes up for lack of pigmentation. 

Overall, it's a glorified lip balm and it's not really worth £5. That doesn't mean I regret buying, not for a second - I'd repurchase for the smell alone (even though it doesn't linger very long) and even though it doesn't hugely moisturise my lips it's the only lip balm I've ever tried that I do actually find myself reaching for day after day. Did I mention it smells divine?!

Hope this has been helpful!! x

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Clearasil Skin Perfecting Wash

I'm going to start of by saying I definitely think that, in general, you get what you pay for with skin care and this is no exception. The quality of the ingredients don't really compare with some of the more luxurious face washes out there. 

But I don't think that means cheaper brands aren't amazing for basics. Clearasil Daily Clear Skin Perfecting Wash is my 'go to' face wash. I don't typically use it every day - purely because I'm a beauty junkie so I'm always trying new things but if my skin is playing up this is always the one I reach for. 

It's very lightly scented - nothing offensive just a soft clean scent. The consistency is very creamy and feels quite moisturising on the skin. However it does have tiny beads for exfoliating which I personally like, the beads don't do any serious exfoliating so you don't need to worry about using this in conjunction with other exfolitators. The beads don't do a great deal of exfoliating. 

As to the claims that it'll magically 'perfect' your skin, well, it won't. It does keep my skin clear without drying it out though which I'm quite happy with. I also want to mention that I don't rate Clearasil as a brand - I find the majority of their products are far too strong but that's why this really is a hidden gem.

So far as price and availability it's really easy to find in Boots and Superdrug for £3.79 . One other feature is the super handy packaging. It's simple with a good pump that doesn't deposit too much product. 

Hope this has been helpful!! x