Monday, 19 May 2014

Drugstore Haul #3

I have a nice little haul here for you to read today! I love seeing what people have bought and the reasons for their purchases, even though they always make me want to go buy what they have got.

First up is St Ives Apricot Gentle Scrub, I'm real lazy with my skin care but with my horrible dry skin I thought I needed a scrub to help clean, unclog my skin and remove the dead skin on my face and I've seen a few Youtube videos featuring this scrub so I thought I'd give it a try. With the sticker saying 'The UK's No.1 Face Scrub Brand' on the package also helped sell it to me. 

I've wanted for the longest time to try Soap & Glory products with it being so popular. I finally have bought some body products to try out and hopefully love! I don't have a shower so I kind of annoyed that they mostly have shower washes but I was glad when I saw the Soap & Glory Calm One Calm All Bubble Bath, the smell is delicious so I was sold. Next I thought I needed a lotion so I got Soap  & Glory Smoothie Star Body Lotion also mainly because of the smell, to me it smells like yummy popcorn. And lastly I got the Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub as this smell was the most appealing to me out of all the scrubs. What made me happy when I got to Boots was that there was a 3 for 2 on the Soap & Glory Indulgent Bathing Products. So be sure to hurry on up in Boots to catch this deal!

Seeing as I've had my hair dyed a little differently I thought it was appropriate to buy a couple new hair products to help care for my hair in this new state. I saw John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects + Serum in a Youtube video recently and I was automatically sold and wanted it straight away so I had to get it. Then I saw the new John Frieda Full Repair Repairing Oil Elixir and I was running out of my hair oil and thought what the heck I'll give it a try. I managed to get these with the buy 2 John Frieda Products for £8 deal in Boots, I bought these on the last day for that deal so it's no longer valid but I see there is a deal for buy 3 for 2 on selected hair care.

Next I was in Superdrug and saw that it for 3 for 2 on Make-Up so I had to get on in there and have a look. I've seen the Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Mascara advert all over TV and with the original Colossal Mascara being my all time favorite I thought I had to give this a try! My second product was the Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 001 Dark Brown, I was in desperate need for an eyebrow pencil as I hate my current one which is the Maybelline Master Brow Pencil in Soft Brown, it's too soft and blunts very quickly I just found it awful to work with. My third product for the 3 for 2 deal was the Maybelline Color Show Street Artist Top Coat in Artist White Splatter, pretty much because I wanted a new glitter top coat and like the look of this one.

Well that's all the products I got, well aside from a new toothbrush, 2 toothbrush caps and some Sure Men's deodorant for my boyfriend but they're not exciting and are very basic so I left them out. Ooooo no actually I did also buy a book, I know it's not beauty related but everyone and their mother has read this book and I'm late on this bandwagon but I literally couldn't find it in any stores in my town. Well it is now because I found it in Tesco.... And the book is The Fault In Our Stars. I maybe do a blog post on this book once I've finished reading it so stay tuned for that.

For the products I've mentioned I may do reviews on them after I've used them for a while so keep an eye out for those also. I hope you like this post, please comment if you have any of what I bought and whether you like them or not, I'd love to know or contact me on my social media.

Friday, 16 May 2014

The "Getting To Know Me" Tag!

Here I am with another tag post, I love reading tag posts and I love doing them. Sadly I wasn't tagged to do this, but I came across it on the Lazy Days Beauty Blog and decided I was going to do it as I liked the questions.

1. Heels Or Flats?
Flats all the way, I wear heels on occasions and even then I end up having to take them off half way through and putting my flats on.

2. What's Your Favorite Nail Polish Brand?
I can't possibly choose between Barry M & Essie, both brands have such a range of colors & the application and longevity are always good.

3. Top 5 Movies Of All Time?
Hmmm this is a hard one.. definitely Home Alone 1 & 2, I love them. Abduction, Crossroads & Pretty Woman.

4. Who Is Your Favorite Male & Female Singer?
I can feel I'll get a few turned up noses when I say my favourite male singer because he hasn't had the greatest 2 years with the press & has many many haters but it is Justin Bieber. He's been my favorite since 2009 & I've stuck with him all this time because I can see that he is a good guy and he does care about people and his fans, it's literally just the press that make up all the crap about it. Yeah he's done some bad things like getting a DUI, smoking weed ect but I know plenty of boys his age and even younger doing all what he did and more. Yet just because he's in the public eye, he's shunned upon.. I find it disgusting to be honest. Phew I got that all out, and now my favorite female singer is the beautiful, strong and inspiring Demi Lovato.

5. If You Could Take Only 3 Make-Up Products To A Desert Island, What Would They Be?
A brow pencil is a must, gotta have nice brows, I'm not bothered about what certain brand it is. Maybelline The Colossal Mascara & Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Black.

6. What's Your Favorite Disney Movie?
Tangled, love, love, love!

7. What's Your Favorite High End Make-Up Brand?
I actually haven't tried any yet, I don't have high end make-up shops in my town and I don't venture out of town to do shopping that often.

8. What's Your Favorite Drugstore Make-Up Brand?
Either Revlon, Bourjois or L'Oreal.. I really am bad at picking just one when it comes to make-up brands.

9. Describe Yourself In 5 Words?
Weird, bipolar, friendly, independent & loving. I don't have bipolar, well I haven't be diagnosed or gone to try and see if I do but my personality is just like it. My moods change very quickly, on minute I'm happy and hyper then the next I'm angry or sad.

10. Shower Or Bubble Bath?
Showers but unfortunately I have to settle with baths because I have no shower in my house.. BOOOO!

11. Which 3 Products Are On Your Wishlist That You Would Love To Try?
I haven't got certain products as per say but brand wise it would most probably anything Mac!

12. What's Your Favorite Body Cream?
I'm not going to lie, I don't really have one because I rarely use it. I can hardly be bothered after I've bathed haha.

13. Who Is Your Favorite Actor & Actress?
Definitely Adam Sandler, love all his movies and he never fails to make me laugh. And Lily Collins, I love all the movies she's in and she's so pretty.

14. Your Number 1 Female Role Model & Why?
Demi Lovato because she's been through a lot which knowing she's recovered always helps me out in my dark time. When I'm having a bad day I listen to her music or watch her movies/TV show and it helps me out.

15. Who Are Your Top 5 Fashion/Glamour Icons?
Hmm I don't really know, I don't love fashion as much as I do beauty just because I get anxiety when dealing with clothes, a lot of clothing items make me feel uncomfortable and insecure so I just stick to what I find most comfortable. I have body issues and I pretty much have most of my teen years leading up to now which I'm 20. But again Demi Lovato is someone's style I love and probably dress more like.

16. What's Your Favorite Chocolate?
Anything Cadbury's.... that chocolate brand is too yummy!

17. Do You Wear Fake Tan? If So What's Your Favorite Brand?
I don't wear it, I don't care about being tanned it's too much hassle... I'm fine with my natural color.

18. What's Your Favorite TV Program At The Moment?
Always will be Pretty Little Liars, I really can't wait for June 10th when it's back!

19. What's Your Favorite Shampoo & Conditioner Range?
Most probably anything Aussie, they smell so amazing and always make my hair feel amazing.

20. What's Your Favorite Deodorant?
Any of the Dove brand, they all smell yummy.

I hope you like this tag, I tag YOU who is reading this! If you give this tag a try then please leave a link to it in the comments on tell me on my social media.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

DIY Hair Mask

Is your hair dry, damaged, over processed, and in need of some TLC? Well this mask I have here for you will give it just the care and love your hair needs, and even better it's homemade with two simple ingredients which are coconut oil and eggs. So you know what exactly is in the mask and is going on your hair, unlike shop bought hair masks which can have ingredients in that you can even say/read yourself. Natural ingredients are much better to use as they have so much good properties within them.

Coconut oil protects and moisturizes your scalp which helps with getting rid of dandruff and also is said to make the removal of lice and lice eggs easier. It improves blood circulation so it helps with hair growth. It's also very nourishing for the hair strands and your roots.

Eggs are rich of protein so it'll help aid in hair growth and thickening it by making the hair follicle stronger and less prone to breakage. It also makes your hair feel much smoother and moisturized.

All you got to do is put a few table spoons of coconut oil in a bowl (the amount depends on your hair length and thickness), place in the microwave for around 30 seconds to where it's melted but it's not boiling or too hot as the next step is to add the egg, (one or two it really depends how much you think your hair needs) if the oil is to hot then it could contribute to cooking the egg and that is what's not supposed to happen. Then all you got to do is mix the two together and slather the mixture all over your hair from your scalp to the ends of your hair. While your doing so give you head a little massage for a few minutes during the application as it will stimulate your scalp and get your blood flowing to your roots. You could just use this mask on your ends if you'd like but I find your hair would benefit more by applying it all over your hair.

I use this hair mask once a month but once a week I will have a hair mask on my hair which will usually be just coconut oil on it's own. Ever since I've used this mask or just coconut oil on my hair it's been much more manageable and is much more healthier. I could never go back to not using these masks, I'd much rather use these than shop bought.

I hope you liked this post and if you give it a try, I'd like to hear how you get on with it either in the comments on this post or on my social media. (links below)

PS. Yes I have had my hair dyed and it is a little different but I will be making a post fully on that as soon as it is properly how I wanted it which shouldn't be too long now.