Sunday, 9 September 2012

What I've Been Doing Lately

Hey guys
I haven't done one of these in a while so this isn't a week in pictures as such, it's just a little sample of what I've been doing.

I've just got back from a meal with my family to celebrate my 21st. My actual birthday Isn't for a few weeks but as I'm going back to uni soon we thought we'd celebrate it today. I got given a couple of presents but I managed to restrain myself! (not an easy thing to do) and I'm going to be good and wait until my actual birthday.


Fanta Tower / Big Yawn / Bike Ride Round the Lake / Alpaca! / My Fave Drink / Homemade Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Hope you've all had a good week. I've been loving the weather :) I hope it stays nice.

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Thursday, 6 September 2012

NOTD - Essie Bossa Nova

Hey guys,
Just a quick nail of the day from me today today. 

I used Essie Bossa Nova with a China glaze polish on top. I got the china glaze polish in a JolieBox a while ago, however this is the first time using it. I'm really glad I did, it's a really good quality nail varnish and has inspired me to use it more. Both polishes only required one coat, which I was very impressed with.

NOTD - Essie Bossa Nova

NOTD - Essie Bossa Nova

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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Purity Skincare - Natural Products - Review


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Recently after reading a few blogs I’ve become a lot more conscious of ingredients in the products that I put on my skin. So when purity asked me if I would be interested in reviewing a selection of their skin care range I was really interested.

Purity is a brand whose products contain 98% of ingredients which are from natural origin and 82% from organic farming. They are all designed for sensitive skin so all contain gentle natural ingredients and are all unscented.

I am going to divide this review into products that I would repurchase and products that aren’t really for me.
Here are the ones that I loved.

Facial wash - £4.99
The facial wash is an unscented gel that contains sweet almond oil to moisturise and aloe vera to sooth. I have oily skin so love using gels to wash my face, the product made my skin feel clean and soft. I loved everything about this product except the smell; it says it is unscented however unfortunately I found it actually had an unpleasant scent.

Conditioning cleansing lotion - £4.99
This is a product that I like to use in the evening to take off my makeup. You simply rub a layer into your skin and wipe off with it a cotton wool pad. This product is exceptionally gentle on your face. Sometimes I feel you have to really rake your face to get your makeup off, however not with this product. It contains avocado oil to help remove dirt and it leaves your face feeling very smooth. Moreover it has a very pleasant scent which I think must come from the natural oils.

Anti-aging serum and mask - £8.99
When I saw this product was anti-aging I thought it wouldn’t be for me, being only 20 I don’t feel the need to use anti-aging products yet and usually find them a bit too heavy for my young skin. This product however is great. It’s a mask that you leave on for about ten minutes and when you take it off your skin feels soft and toned. It has the consistency of a serum so doesn’t dry whilst on your face; you just rinse it off with a flannel when you’re done. It contains cranberry seed oil, rose water to tone the skin and vitamin E to act as an antioxidant.

Now onto the products I probably won’t repurchase. Now I don’t want you to think the products are bad because they’re not. These won’t be negative reviews the products just weren’t for me.

Facial exfoliator - £5.99
This exfoliator contains ground coconut shell and coconut oil to exfoliate and moisturise the skin. This exfoliator had a beautiful creamy texture; however I just didn’t find it abrasive enough for me. I get some really stubborn dry patches of skin around my nose and this didn’t do enough to get rid of them, however if you like gentle exfoliators that aren’t too harsh then this product is perfect for you.



Anti – aging moisturiser - £7.99  Regenerating overnight moisturiser - £7.99
I’m going to group these two products together as for me I found they were very similar. They are both aimed towards more mature skin and like I said before I often find these sorts of products too heavy for my skin. Unfortunately I found this with these two products. I have majorly oily skin so need something very light on my face, although if you have dry or mature skin I think you’ll love these two moisturisers. The overnight moisturiser contains Ceramide 3 and vitamin E to protect the skin and lock in moisture and the anti- aging moisturiser Shea butter and Omega 3, 6 and 9 amongst other natural things to boost the skins functions and leave it looking healthy.


After trying out this range I am so much more mindful of what I put on my skin. I loved the natural ingredients in these products and I think they all do an amazing job for great prices. Here is a link to their website and I think they are available in some Superdrug stores. 

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Sunday, 2 September 2012

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil - Review



Hey guys

I included this in one of my favourites, a while ago, however I thought I’d do a full review of it.
I ended up buying this product because I was looking for a cheaper alternative to Moroccan oil. I bought this in June at Boots for £9.99.

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary oil

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary oil

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary oil

This product has got to be one of my all-time favourites as far as hair care goes. The L’Oreal Elvive extraordinary oil transforms my brittle broken hair into silky smooth locks. Since using it I have received a lot of compliments regarding how shiny my hair is and I have notices a massive difference.

The product has a gorgeous smell, and comes in an elegant glass bottle. It has a pump dispenser and you can turn to the off position making the product ideal to travel with.

The bottle says that the L’Oreal extraordinary oil contains a blend of six flower extracts for softness and shine. I apply two pumps to the ends of my towel dried hair before blow-drying. I bought this product back in June and have used it after every wash, so about 4-5 times a week. As you can see from the pictures there is still a lot left, considering the bottle was only £9.99 I think this is amazing.

Having quite oily hair I was worried that the oil would make my hair feel greasy however as long as I keep it away from my roots it feels weightless. It says on the bottle that you can use it on dry hair too; however this gave my hair a sticky feeling which I did not like, so I keep to using it on damp hair.

I really cannot recommend the extraordinary oil enough; it has meant that I have been able to grow my hair longer than usual without my hair getting too many split ends. 

Have you tried this product before?

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