Monday, 29 September 2014

- Autumn Pamper Night

I love pamper nights no matter what time of year it is but knowing it's a cold Autumn night outside seems to make a night in even more cosy & enjoyable. I thought I'd show you some products I enjoy using for a relaxing evening. Top it off with a hot chocolate, snacks and a cheesy chick flick for the ideal pamper night in.

Bath & Shower
Radox Berry Burst Shower Cream
St Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub
Soap & Glory The Daily Soothe Bath Float

Montagne Jeunesse Nut Oil Face Mask
Dove Nourishing Body Cream

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm - Hibiscus
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm - Dark Chocolate & Mint

Okay, there's really no need for two lip balms but I just love both so why not include them? I love mint lip products so the Lush lip scrub and the Palmer's lip balm go really well together. The Burt's Bees lip balm is tinted it gives a lovely 'your lips but better' colour (although I admit it's a bit unnecessary for a pamper night).

Lush  Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter
Rimmel London Finishing Touch Ultra Shine Top Coat
Technic Nail Varnish - Mad Alice
Rimmel London Salon Pro - 402 Urban Purple

The Technic nail polish is gorgeous but (like most glitter polishes) needs another colour as a base coat. Urban Purple is a perfect Autumn shade so I used this and just added the glitter on my ring fingers.

And what's a relaxing evening without candles? I have no idea where any of these are from I just seem to have accumulated a massive candle collection over the last few years (trust me I have a lot more than this).

What are your favourite products for pampering yourself?

Julie x

Monday, 22 September 2014

- Small Jewellery Haul

For me, earrings seem to be like hair ties and bobby pins. In my life I must have bought hundreds but somehow they manage to disappear into thin air and I can never find any (or I can only find one half of the pair). Because of this, I usually just buy cheap earrings (even though they're probably no good for your ears) but it means I can change them about more often and try different combinations as I currently have three piercings on each ear. So, the other day in town I picked up some packs of earrings from New Look and some bracelets from Primark.

6 Pairs of Earrings - New Look - £4.99
Re-born 3 Pairs of Earrings - New Look - £3.99
Opia 6 Pack of Bracelets - Primark - £2

What's your favourite high street store for accessories?

Julie x

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

- George at Asda Haul

Yesterday I went a little trip to Asda for some *ahem* essentials. I was mainly going to have a look at the clothes in George but nothing really took my fancy so I thought I might as well pick up some make-up items. Since I was already there, it was really the most sensible thing to do, right?

George Super Boost Foundation No.1 Ivory Silk £4 - I always enjoy trying new foundations and I think this caught my eye because the packaging reminded me of the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation packaging which is the foundation I'm currently using. I'm not sure how great it will be as it was pretty cheap for a foundation but I'll give it a go.

George Velvet Eye Palette No. 9 Earthquake £4.50 - The next little bargain I picked up was this neutral eyeshadow quad. I haven't properly worn these eyeshadows yet but I swatched them on the back of my hand and the pigmentation isn't the best. It may be better with a base or primer underneath but I'll just be using this as a day-to-day palette for a quick sweep of colour over the lid so I'm not that bothered if they come out a little more subtle.

Mini Clock £2 - So I'm sure you've spotted by now that this is in fact not a make-up item but I decided to include this random purchase in my haul anyway as it's just so cute. It's probably hard to tell from this picture how small this clock is but if you look at the first photo in this post the size of it compared to the nail polish bottle shows how tiny it really is. I'm sure I can find a big enough space on my desk for it!

George Gel Pro Polish No.3 £3 - As Summer seems to officially be over and we are now coming into Autumn I thought I would embrace it with a gorgeous dark nail polish. One thing you should know about me is that I love nail polish. I have so many bottles yet I can never resist picking up another one*

Orly Nail Polish Luxe Freebie - *or two. Here we have further evidence that I am a sucker for nail polish. In my defence, I didn't technically buy this as it came free with October's Cosmopolitan magazine. I saw a few bloggers posting about this freebie and got nail polish envy so decided to grab myself one. I've never had an Orly nail polish before so I'm looking forward to trying it. In the mag there are four available shades: this one (Luxe), Monroe's Red, Passion Fruit and Nude. I went for this one as, despite my massive nail polish collection, I've never really had a shade like this.

Have you tried any of these products or purchased any little treats recently?

Julie x