Thursday, 30 September 2010

September Favourites

I can't believe September is over! I didn't do a monthly favourites last month but I'm back into the swing of blogging now and I'm hoping I'll get more on track now.

Here's this months favourites...

John Frieda Tone-Refreshing Shampoo & Conditioner - Since I've gone lighter I need to use this once or twice a week to try and tone down the orangeness in my hair. Because I had red hair before it does keep seeping though but this really helps, and works even better with my next favourite.

Lee Stafford Hot Shots 4 Blondes - These are pretty expensive at £6.99 for 3 little bottles but I only put it on the area where I have highlights which is just the top section of my hair so I manage to get 3 uses out of one little bottle and I try to do it once a week, sometimes I'll do it twice depending on the colour of my hair. I've just got back from Majorca and my hair was gone really light on top, I used this when I got home and its gone lighter. It definitely works and I really like it.

Models Own Utopia - I've been wearing this lots this month, its a pretty simple colour and it lasts really well as with all Models Own polishes.

Max Factor liquid liner - I was given this in the goodie bag from the Aussie Aussome Volume party I went to and I've used it a lot ever since. Its really easy to use and has great staying power.

Sleek waterproof mascara - I won this in a giveaway on Facebook and I love it! Its not very waterproof but it does give my lashes great length and volume.

Issey Miyake perfume - I used to wear this loads when I was younger and just haven't bought it since then, but my mum gave me this little bottle and I've rekindled my love for it! Its such a lovely scent and its one that my husband doesn't complain about!

Let me know what you've been loving this month.


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Lovea Bio Argan Oil Cell Renewal Body Scrub

This is another item I received from Mypure this month.

Using false tan you really need to use a good exfoliator, generally I apply false tan every 10 days or so and like to exfoliate every couple of days in between to ensure the tan stays even.

So I was happy when I received this from Mypure as its always good to try new things, which is why I like the MyPure blogging scheme so much because they always send things I probably wouldn't think to try myself.

Firstly the packaging was a problem for me, I was really hard to get any product out of the tube through the cap, I had to take the cap off to get it out. I think it needs a bigger hole to come out of.

The smell is nice, its very similar to the Lovea shampoo and moisturiser I have already reviewed. The texture of it is pretty "scrubby" it feels hard enough to give you a good scrub without it being too harsh.

Afterwards, I was left with really soft skin and it has helped my tan to stay even.

Monday, 20 September 2010

A'kin Vitamin Hair Masque

This was sent to me as part of this months mypure blogging parcel.

Luckily it came in very handy! If you've seen my recent post about my hair you'll know I bleached it, and we all know the damage bleach can do to your hair. I put this on the day after the first two lots of bleach and popped a towel on my head and got back in bed for an hour before I washed it out.

I really do think this helped, afterwards my hair felt so much better than it had before I used it, I then used it three days later and again my hair felt fantastic. When I eventually went to the hairdressers to get my hair rectified they told me my hair wasn't as bad as it should have been considering how much bleach I had put on it.

So I think this review really speaks for itself, it definitely works, it makes your hair feel nourished and soft and healthy.

One problem I did have was the bottle, when I squeezed the product out, a big hole opened in the top of the tube! I don't know if I have just had a duff bottle though.

I really do reccomend this if you like to use conditioning treatments.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Rubber Sole...

Like all girls I love shoes! I have 3 wardrobes full of them in my house and am always in trouble with my husband for having so many.

Actually, that new Heineken advert would be our dream house!

Rubber Sole are a website which sell lots of shoes, from Haviana's,Uggs and Converse to Ted Baker and Calvin Klein. They offer free next day delivery too which is fantastic if you need your shoes super quick. I ordered the Calvin Klein Rylan shoes in black very late on a Friday night and they came first thing Tuesday morning. Obviously its not next day over the weekend, but I have used Rubber Sole before during the week and have had them the next working day. Their service is fantastic considering they don't charge for postage.

I love my new shoes! They're so lovely and are actually the most expensive shoes I own (apart from my Uggs of course)

Excuse little legs in the background!

Peep toe black patent shoes are my staple, I bought a pair from New Look for my 21st birthday party and ever since have worn them to death, they're still in great condition but I wanted a higher pair.

These have a very high heel and a hidden platform. They're cushioned on the insole so are really comfortable on the bottom of your feet. However, I struggle to walk properly in them. I think my feet need to mould them a bit more as they keep slipping in and out when I walk and then I have to stop to get my foot in, I have to walk ridiculously slow to stop it from happening. I'm sure once they've had a few more wears they'll be better.

If you're looking for new lovely shoes then check out Rubber Sole and for an extra 10% off enter code SPARKLES in the coupon box.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

OPI Jade is the new black..

Hi everyone!

So here's another nail post, I had surgery on tuesday and I'm still recovering so for now I'm carrying on with the nail posts, they're nice and easy!

I'd only had this on a day when I took this picture, I really don't like OPI polishes as they just don't last long enough for me. I started off liking the colour, but eventually I hated it and it just didn't suit my skin tone.

So a big thumbs down from me on this one!