The Wednesday Wishlist

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Hello Lovely Readers!

It’s Wednesday Wishlist time:-

Matte Revolution Between the Sheets Lipstick – Charlotte Tilbury – £23.00

Starburst Two Way Earrings – Not on The High Street – £25.00

Mean Girls Quote Candle – Etsy – £10.00

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss Set – Beauty Bay – £33.00

Rifle Paper Cat Iphone 5 case – Selfridges – £35.00

L’Oreal Intense Repair Masque – Look Fantastic – £19.86

Dose of Colors Baked Highlighter – Beauty Bay – £22.25

Time to Shine Neon Notebook – Topshop – £3.50

 

Christina x

Dupe Day

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Hello Lovely Readers!

Welcome to another Dupe Day – the day when I bring you a drugstore dupe for a high end product.  Today I have one of the NYX Butter Lipsticks in Pops.  The Butter Lipsticks have a lovely creamy consistency and just glide on.  NYX is now available from Boots (hurray!) and the Butter Lipsticks are £5.50 each.  This just happens to be a great dupe for one of the most popular lipsticks out there…..

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Mac Brave!  The NYX gives you a £10 saving on this so well worth it if you are on a budget.  Brave is available from Mac for £15.50

 

Christina x

 

The Friday Review

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Hello Lovely Readers!

Zoe Sugg (Vlogger, Youtuber, Author etc etc) launched her Zoella beauty range in September 2014 breaking sales records at Superdrug with products selling out on the first day.  She then launched her new Tutti Fruity range in July 2015 and this broke sales records from the previous year.  Even so I had never bought into the hype and hadn’t tried any of her products.  Maybe it was time to give them a go.

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I really wanted to try the Bath Bombinis but they were out of stock online and Superdrug stated they didn’t know if or when they would be getting them back in stock so instead I went for one of the Tutti Fruity products – The Fresh Fizz Fragranced Bath Fizzer.  The packaging is super cute and inside you get a white bar which you can break into four.  Judging by the colour of the fizzer I didn’t think it was going to do amazing things to the water colour and I wasn’t wrong.  It doesn’t really change the colour at all, it just fizzes nicely at the bottom of the tub and emits a lovely fragrance (very sweet as you can imagine).

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I would buy this again as it smelt so nice and it was very pleasant to relax in the bath with it.  Also at £5.00 from Superdrug it’s pretty reasonably priced.  For Zoe’s next range though I would love to see some colourful bath items that I can lust over – maybe some bubble bars or even her own range of bath bombs.

Christina x

 

The Wednesday Wishlist

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Hello Lovely Readers!

It’s time for another Wednesday Wishlist.

Sanctuary Spa Warming Detox Charcoal Wash – Boots – £9.00

Ariana Grande Eau de Parfum 30ml – Boots – £21.50

Ring Dish – Kate Spade – £27.00

Zoeva Nude Spectrum Blush Palette – Beauty Bay – £15.00

Cream Linen Notice Board – Not on The High Street – £35.00

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer – Beauty Bay – £16.00

Hello Sunshine iphone 6/6s Case – Kate Spade – £35.00

Metallic Tealight Holders – New Look – £6.99

 

Christina x

Dupe Day

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Hello Lovely Readers!

Happy Dupe Day!  Today I have the Makeup Revolution Radiance Highlighter Palette featuring 3 shades in Breathe, Exhale & Glow.  These are beautifully subtle shades.  The palette is available from Makeup Revolution or Superdrug for £8.00 and I think it’s a great dupe for….

 

i-017068-ambient-powder-wardrobe-1-940The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette.  Again this features 3 shades in Dim Light, Incandescent Light & Radiant Light.  This however is £56.00 available from Space NK  I would love at some point to buy this as it is a beautiful product but I think the Makeup Revolution palette is a fantastic dupe in the meantime.

Christina x

 

The Friday Review

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Hello Lovely Readers!

It’s time for another Friday Review this one featuring Happy Naturals a brand exclusively sold in Sainsburys (sorry international readers this one is UK only at the moment).  All of their products are free from parabens, sodium laureth sulphate & mineral oils and they have two ranges to choose from – Argan Oil or Sea Minerals.

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I decided to opt for an Argan Oil product first and purchased the Hand Cream.  Firstly this smells incredible, I literally want to keep smelling my hands.  Secondly it sinks in within seconds, the reason I normally avoid hand creams is I always seem to get the ones that just remain on your hands so this is brilliant.  It leaves my hands so smooth and really moisturizes them.  My hands are incredibly dry so its nice to put this on before bed and wake up in the morning to soft hydrated skin.  Also unlike other hand creams it doesn’t just mask the problem of dryness it helps to get rid of it.

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I will definitely be heading to my nearest Sainsburys to try more from the Argan Oil range and to try the Sea Minerals range too.  The Hand Cream is £3.50 from Sainsburys online and in store.

Christina x

The Wednesday Wishlist

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Hello Lovely Readers!

It’s time for another Wednesday Wishlist:-

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Conditioner – Urban Outfitters – £8.00

Copper Photo Frame – H&M – £12.99

Gold Ipsa Double Charm Necklace – Oliver Bonas – £29.50

Heart Coin Purse – Oliver Bonas – £10.00

Large Wire Basket – H&M – £14.99

Bright As a Button Dry Body Buff – Cheeky – £10.00

Tangle Teezer Candy Floss Hairbrush – Urban Outfitters – £10.00

Anatomicals Face Mask – Urban Outfitters – £1.50

 

Christina x

 

Dupe Day

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Hello Lovely Readers!

Welcome to another Dupe Day, the day when I find a drugstore dupe for a high end product.  This week I have the W7 In The Buff Natural Nudes Eye Colour Palette featuring 12 shades in Buff, Camel, Sand, Dust, Chocolate, Topaz, Earth, Storm, Silk, Wave, Thunder & Onyx.  A couple of the shades didn’t photograph well but I promise there are all 12 above.  I purchased this from Amazon for the very reasonable price of £4.47 and I think it’s a great dupe for….

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The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.  This again features 12 shades, although a couple of them are different to the W7 Palette.  I still think however that the W7 is a great dupe if you don’t want to invest in the Naked 2.  This is available from Urban Decay for £38.00.

Christina x

 

Blogger Beauty Box January 2016

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I discovered the Blogger Beauty Box through Twitter.  A beauty subscription box I had not yet tried – I was all over that!  Originally started by Vicky from VixMeldrew, Vicky sources the products, manufactures the boxes and posts them out.  She currently makes between 30-50 a month so I felt very special to be able to get my hands on one of these.  To order your very own for February go to http://www.bloggerbeautybox.com/ but be quick!

005So this was my first month and I was very excited to open my box.  The first thing that struck me was great sized samples!  I got 5 products and all from brands I hadn’t tried before.  Firstly I got the MooGoo How Now Brown Cow Gradual Tanning Cream (200g).  I have heard of this brand before and was intrigued by it so I’m excited to use this when it gets a bit warmer.  I then got the Anubis Red Fruit Cream (20ml).  I’ve not heard of Anubis before but the cream smells gorgeous (fruity as you can imagine) so I will definitely use this.  I got two of the I Love Cosmetics bubble baths and shower cremes (100ml each) in Raspberry & Blackberry and Mango & Papaya.  I’ve seen this brand before in Superdrug and long wanted to try it so another winner.  Finally I got an MUA Intense Colour Lip Liner in Softly Lined.  It’s a lovely light pink so perfect for me and a great introduction to the brand.

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The box cost £10 total including postage and I found this to be incredibly good value for the contents I received.  I just need to get my skates on and order February’s box before they all sell out now!

Christina x

The Friday Review

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Hello Lovely Readers!

You can’t miss Lottie London’s bright and colourful packaging, it’s made to stand out and it does it’s job well.  Originally exclusive to Superdrug, it’s now also available from Asos.  With a range including brushes, nail polishes & accessories and most products under £10 they are exactly my kind of brand so I decided to give them a try.

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The Balm Balls really caught my eye as they have similar packaging to the Eos balms.  I picked up two in Strawberry Shortcake and Caramel Apple.  There is also a third fragrance available in Cherry Pie.

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Having tested out both I have to say my personal favourite is the Strawberry Shortcake purely because I found the fragrance of the Caramel Apple a little too sweet.  I would apply this in the morning and a few hours later my lips would still feel dewy and nicely moisturized.  Even after eating my lips still retained their softness  and didn’t feel dry at all.  The fact that the packaging is so adorably cute just encourages me to use them even more.  It’s also great to pop in my handbag and easy to find in there due to the shape (I carry a lot in my bag – Mary Poppins eat your heart out!)

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The Lottie London Balm Balls in Strawberry Shortcake, Caramel Apple and Cherry Pie are available from Superdrug for £4.99 each.

Christina x