February Favourites

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So today is the last day of February and that means its February favourites time, let’s see what I have been loving this month.

Although my favourite shampoo and conditioner will always be the TRESemme Salon Silk, I’ve currently been enjoying the Alberto Balsam Coconut & Lychee Shampoo and Conditioner they smell amazing. These live in my swim bag, and I love using them on a Sunday morning after swimming my 2k, it leaves my hair clean and smelling great.

It’s been a moth of rediscovery rather than new ones, after a period of dry skin recently I repurchased the Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer. If you’ve followed my blog for any period of time you know this is one of my go-to all-time favourite products that ensure my makeup sits well and it sinks in quickly so it makes makeup easily. Why did I go a few months without it? Maybe you never appreciate something until its gone.

I am always wary to not go on and on about products on my blog, but when you trial something for review you can often end up falling in love with a product. This month I have been loving the Revlon All-in-One Ultimate Mascara, I posted the review last Tuesday and really fell in love with it this month, it truly is an all in one mascara. However, if you want more than my word for it you can read my in-depth review here.

In the December sales I picked up a great bargain with a Ted Baker set half price and I am in love with the body spray I have been wearing this every day. The Ted Baker Pink Body Spray is described as “Sparkling fruity grapefruit, mandarin and mango are teamed with subtle floral notes of neroli and jasmine, while the base of patchouli, sandalwood and musk completes the scent.”, but all I know is that it smells amazing. It’s safe to say me and the women I work with are currently obsessed with it.

What have you been loving this month let me know in the comments.

Gwen
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February Collective Haul

With February drawing to a close it is time again for my monthly collective haul, its not a big month for stuff but I thought I would share the few things I picked up.

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ASDA: I love it when you’ve run out foundation and not only can you find it in Asda its on offer too. The L’Oreal True Match Foundation in Ivory Rose (£7.00), is my go to foundation I always have a bottle on hand, the best colour match and I love the feel of it too.

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Superdrug: Just a few basics this month from Superdrug this month. It’s been a good month or two since I last had the Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer (£2.49), I’m not sure why maybe it’s because I was trying out other products but I’m glad to have it back in my life it’s the best makeup base I have ever had. Other than that, I picked up another boring essential with the Nivea Protect and Care Antiperspirant (£1.63), a good go to deodorant although to be honest I’m not fussy this one is a good one though.

Primark: With my last pair on the way out I once again picked up another pair of the Flat Faux Suede Pumps (£4.00), they are great for everyday and go with a lot of outfits. I’m never without a pair, plus something more expensive never lasts that much longer than these ones. Then after a few failed clothes try-ons I hit up the beauty section, picking more of my favourite Cotton Wool Pads (£0.50 each), some of the cheapest around and they get the job done. Finally, out of curiosity I picked up the PS Micellar Cleansing Water (£2.00), I’m obsessed with micellar waters so I had to try another one and this one is so affordable. Keep your eyes peeled for a review.

So what did you pick up in February, let me know in the comments below.

Gwen

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Review: Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara

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I don’t know if it just me but I am always looking for the perfect mascara, something which does everything in one. I’ve found several mascaras I like but I’ve not yet found one I truly love. With Revlon’s promise of an all in one mascara I simply could not resist. So how did I get on.

According to the Boots this mascara is described as: “Introducing the holy grail of mascaras, the Revlon Ultimate All-In-One Mascara features 5 lash transforming benefits leaving no lash behind, allowing you to achieve: Volume, Length, Definition, Lift, Intense Colour. It’s all about the brush: The revolutionary small but mighty Revlon Power Mini Brush has a hollow core, designed to maximise the amount of formula to the lashes, as well as a unique mini oval shape for easy application, which reaches and covers every lash to create an intense and unbelievable length lash look.”

I love that Revlon really simplified their mascara range, and you now know exactly what you are getting. I love this new flatter mascara tube, with the shape of the lid it’s so simple to unscrew and no more endless twisting even if you’ve got slippy hands.

The brush for this mascara is so small, initially I thought it was a little bit too small however I have ended up loving it. The small brush is amazing, the small size allows you to really work into the base of the lashes giving you a fuller voluminous looking lash easily. The small plastic bristles let you coat lashes in small areas at a time really making sure you coat each individual lash and you can really build it up.

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This is fast becoming my new favourite mascara, allowing you to have softer full lashes with one coat right up to big bold lashes once you’ve added a layer or too. It’s not too bad price wise, with it been £9.99 its definitely higher end of the high street prices but by no means expensive. Next time you need a mascara I would definitely give it a try.

What is your current favourite, drug store/high street mascara? Or just your favourite mascara I would love to know.

Gwen

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Review: Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Tissue Bomb

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Hi guys I’m back, sorry for my absence but life got manic and I just felt so tired so I took a break for a little bit of relaxation and recuperation was in order. I found myself not wanting to right so I gave myself grace and took the time off, but I’m back and motivated so here is the post you are actually here for . . .

Spoiler Alert! This mask is great, I already mentioned it in my January Favourites , so it can be somewhat difficult to pretend I don’t love it. Instead of thinking about the fact I’ve enjoyed using the mask I thought it would be a good time to see how it compares to its claims and look at it more objectively to see if it’s worth picking up, after all I have a major obsession with sheet masks in general.

The Boots website describes the mask as: “Super-hydrating revitalising mask for dehydrated skin. Intensely rehydrates skin, reduces the look of fine lines, and revives radiance. Enriched with pomegranate extract, hyaluronic acid, and plant serum.”

I have to say this is the easiest mask I have ever put on my face, with the plastic sheet attachment the sheet does not stick itself together and its quick to lay on your face. Once you peel away the plastic layer you are left with the simple sheet mask and this easily fits to all of the contours of your face, the gaps are a good size and the mask sits well on the face not expanding too fair so it goes into your hair line etc.

The serum feels deeply hydrating and its comfortable on the skin, and although you are aware that the mask is there when in use its not irritating or annoying. On the several occasions, I have used it I was amazed at how well it stayed put, I can write blog posts, read a book and even do some chores it stays perfectly put. I think this is down to it having that right level of serum, not too much that it slides all over the place and not too little that it offers no benefit to the skin.

So believe the hype this mask is so worth trying out and seeing if it can help your skin too. Compared to other hyped products it’s so easy to find in Boots, Superdrug and even supermarkets like Tesco and Asda stock it, often on offer as well at £0.99 so one of the most affordable sheet masks out there that really packs a punch.

Gwen

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Cosmetic Clearourt 2017

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You know sometimes you start something, finish it and you end up with a bag of junk sat somewhere, the effort to write up a blog post seemed beyond me. Realistically this is just a short post after clearing out my makeup, one night I sat down pulled out all of my nail polishes and makeup and just got rid of anything that’s done, I don’t like or that I’ve finished.

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I found this has not only cleared up space in my draw but everything I have I now want to have and use. There is somethings I want to push myself to use more, if I don’t use them in the next six months I will review them and then hopefully toss them out or give them to a better home. So I urge you to take a look at what you have and just make space, get rid of those stuff you know you’ll never use that you are keeping ‘just in case and get rid of those dried out unusable products make sure everything you have you use and really want.

Gwen

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