May Favourites

May Favourites

Hi everyone,

Its that time again for looking back over every thing that I have been loving over may and kinda over April as I didn’t do one last month. So with exams, celebrations and music festivals its been a mixed bag this month and the weather hasn’t helped either.

Pastel Nail Polish

This month I have being loving pastel nails this month either having each colour individually or a beautiful pastel array. The first is one I have fallen in love again from last summer and its my NYC Expert Last Nail Polish in Lavender Cupcake, which is a beautiful lavender colour that literally needs two layers and you are set to go. I have also been loving the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint in Kiss Me Quick, a beautiful pastel pink colour it is definitely more of a cool toned pink but is ideal for summer and I think it will get a lot of use as it is suitable for special events and a more casual look. Finally if you want something much cooler then the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint in Eat My Dust, I think this is my favoirite out of these three but they are all of my favourites and I just cannot get enough of them

P.S. Love Blush Stick

As summer approaches out comes the coral tones and the cream based products, so I have been loving the Primark P.S. Love Blush Stick these don’t have names but it is the more coral tone. I really love it just dable it on, blend if on and you have long lasting blush all day. Plus the colour is perfect you can check out my swatches of this an initial review here.

Rimmel 9-in-1 cream

A product that I’ve only had since the end of April but I’ve been loving simply due to its simplicity and ease of use, so on mornings when I was tired form revision or didn’t want to think about my makeup the Rimmel London 9-in-1 BB Cream. It was just so simple to use and just evens you out, also all my other foundations tend to be a full coverage so it was nice to dabble with lighter product, you can check my full review of it here.

Ganier Micellar Cleansing Water

Another fairly new product to me but not a new concept and its the Ganier Micellar Cleansing Water, I picked this up after using up my L’Oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Water which I also loved but with the blogging blog I had to try something new. I have to say I absolutely love this especially as I picked it up on offer in Asda for £3.33, its so effortless to take off my make up simply wet a cotton pad, hold it over my eyes for a few seconds and it simply wipes everything away. I love the clean feeling and although I would love to have a more thorough skin care routine I don’t have the space or time to invest in the research to get a perfect routine but as it stand my current cobbled together routine has left my skin fairly decent.

The Body Shop Blueberry Body Butter

The final thing I have been loving and I feel as though I have mentioned it before which is The Body Shop Blueberry Body Butter, this stuff has lasted me quite a while but it smells so damn amazing. Also like all Body Shop Body Butters it is deeply hydrating and leaves your skin feeling amazing I just cannot get get enough of it.

So what have you guys been loving this month, also what do you think about this new format for favourites, I feel as though it is a lot more flowing than my previous favourites posts, so let me know.

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

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Mega Empties Part One

Mega Empties Part One

This is the biggest empties post I have ever done with a grand total of 25 items overall (between the two posts), it just seems like everything has ended as a massive collection. I’ve kept putting this off as the mini reviews can take a little bit of time but my empties are taking over my life so I thought I would just have to bit the bullet and get it over and done with. It is also so big that something that was going to start off as one post has now become two as there is just so much stuff, so today we’ll cover make up, Skincare and some random bits and pieces. Part two which will cover Bath and Body as well as hair which will be up next Friday.


Makeup

L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation Rose Ivory

L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation in R1 C1 Rose Ivory: My first issue with this is you cannot tell when this is used up and a lot of product seems to go to waste which is a shame, I was half way through my face when it ran out and had to take it off and start again so you probably always need a back up. I liked this foundation and its nice to have such a good colour match especially at the drugstore but I think due to being up able to judge it running out I think its something I would consider repurchasing but I’ll see what else is out there and possibly come back. Major bloggers bug now as I have to see what else is out there.


Skincare

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Superdrug Superfruits Exfoliating Mask: This is the first time I’ve tried and exfoliating mask surprisingly and I really enjoyed it my skin felt amazing after. Also with a mix of raspberry, cranberry and blueberry it just smells amazing I will definitely pick it up again.

Superdrug Yoghurt Smoothie Mask: This is one of my favorite Superdrug face mask it smells sweet and subtle and just perfect for any time of year and any occasion. Also with cocoa butter it is really nourishing to the skin and as I have to odd dry patches it works wonders at hydrating the skin.

Superdrug Purifying Cucumber Peel-off Mask: I love peel off masks as I just feel like they fully clear out your skin. This cucumber one from Superdrug was really refreshing and felt really nice.

Superdrug Tropical Peel-Off Mask: Final mask I promise, I always buy sachet masks and I react funny to mud masks and I like to mix up my face masks. This one smelt like pina-coladas need I say more really.

Skin Therapy Normal & Combination Skin Lightly Frangrance Face Wipes: Why did Tesco stop doing there everyday value own brand wipes? I used to love those wipes these were the replacement and cost twice the price (okay from 50p to £1.00 isn’t a lot but its the principle), but these are a dud. They feel nice on bare skin if you feel a bit oily and you want a quick clean and cleanse but for removing make up they are too dry and do nothing. They are especially useless for removing eye make up so I’m on the search for a new inexpensive makeup wipe for lazy days.

Botanical Choice Dark Circle Reducer Eye Patches ‘Sunflower’: I threw out the box but I have the sachets you you can have a little glimpse, you get four goes within a pack. I’m not convinced how well they work but they feel really refreshing and really wake you up so I’m enjoying them for now. I’ll definitely pick up some more at some point.

Superdrug Deep Action Pore Cleansing Nose Strips: Are there any good ones of these? These seemed like a little bit of a dud and didn’t really do much and it always came off clean which it shouldn’t as I have loads of blackheads on my nose.

Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Hydrating Cleansing Milk and Hydrating Toner: I received this in a swap from the lovely Danielle, it was like a 10 day treatment a long with mini moisturizer which I still haven’t finish they last way longer than that as a little goes a long way and they smell amazing well worth checking out if you can get your hands on them


Fashion Nails and Elizabeth Arden Green Tea

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Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Perfume Sample Size (3.7ml): So I recived this last summer in a set with several other Elizabeth Adren Samples which you can check out here to see what else I got here. They last ages and are great for travel, this is the first one I’ve finished and I was unsure initially about this one but on hot or sunny days it was a nice and refreshing scent. I think now I would repurchase and these sample size was great to fully discover what you like and what you don’t.

P.S. Love Fashion Nails: These were a super cute owl design which I wore to london zoo for my 21st birthday, I love the primark nails they stay on really well and only cost £1-£1.50. These were on sale for 50p so how could I say no. Although the primark glue is alright I much prefer to buy my own elegant touch glue which is awesome and lasts ages

Phew we made it through the mountain of rubbish that I’ve been hording in my room. I’m now about to fill up the recycling with all of my junk. . . .

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xxx

Impromptu Mini Haul

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So I popped down the road to pick up something for my parents for my sisters birthday from the shopping centre which is half outlet shops, half regular shops and as always I could not resist buying  a few pieces.

superdrug face mask & colab dry shampoo

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Superdrug Purifying Cucumber Peel-Off Mask: I’m completely out of face masks and I just thought I’d pick up a few of the sachet ones as they were 3 for 2. I love peel of masks as my face always feels so clean afterwards and I picked cucumber as I wanted it to be fresh feeling afterwards. Available from Superdrug for £0.99.

Superdrug Tropical Cocktail Peel-Off Mask: Another peel off mask but this time its a fruity variety but its absolutely lovely. I think this is definitely more of multi-tasking mask rather than a relaxing type day as its more zesty but great for a little bit of TLC regardless. Available from Superdrug for £0.99.

Superdrug Yoghurt Smoothie Mask: This is my perfect pamper treat it a lovely hot deep bath, a couple of youtube videos and it is pretty much a perfect night in. I’m really looking forward using this at the weekend after my final coursework deadline. Available from Superdrug for £0.99.

Mini Colab Dry Shampoo in New York: This was actually something I needed and I’ve been curious about the colab range but thought I’d pick up a mini just in case I don’t like it. Also it lasts me ages even just a mini because I use it so infrequently but I excited to try a clear dry shampoo. Let me know what you think of the colab dry shampoos if you have tried them before and what you think off them.

The Body Shop Minatures

The Body Shop Outlet

Yes I have a body shop outlet a 10 minute walk away from my student house and I absolutely love that fact. In body shop outlets they tend to have most of the usual range as well as some discontinued stuff and just a general array, the best thing about it is all the miniatures (you’ll see some of them below) so when I book my holiday I’m going to stock up on a few simply because they smell delicious. Anyway how the outlet body shop works is some stuff is normal priced while other bits are reduced but the big discounts are from making multi-buys. Save 30% when you buy two, save 35% what you buy 3 and save 40% when you buy 4 or more so if you pop in to buy one thing you’re better to pick up another little something that’s cheap then you make major savings. Anyway on to my mini haul.

The Body Shop Almond Hand and Nail Cream: This was a repurchase as I’m running out of the one that lives in my bag. This is the smaller size as even though the massive one is better value for money this is a much better hand bag size which is when I tend to use it out and about on the go. Also this smells absolutely amazing, it reminds me of bake well tart so absolutely delicious. I am aware they now have hand cream in all the favours which have the same silky feel put I prefer the more subtle comforting smell of the almond one and I think I will continue using it for years to come. Available from The Body Shop for £5.00.

The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter for Dry Hair: So this is essentially a hair mask which smells divine and I am so excited to give it a go at some point. Once again I have gone for the smaller 50ml pot which will at least last two washes and with the 40% of was only £1.80 anyway so what you’d pay for a sachet hair mask anyway. The reviews seem mixed so I’m highly interested to find out more about it. Available from The Body Shop for £3.00.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner and Vitamin E Cream Cleanser (60ml): Two more travel sized options but I have loved these when I’ve used these in the past and with trips in the summer and travelling for job interviews I thought it would be a great idea to pick up some miniatures so my skin care routine doesn’t have to suffer when I’m away. Available from The Body Shop for £3.50 each.

As I brought 4 items I managed to save 40% this costing me only £9.00 instead of £15.00.

So what little bits have you picked up recently? Have you picked up any bargains recently?

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

Empties #3

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Its seems ages to have empties then I have them all at once. I always love these types of things as because someone’s tried them in full you get a clearer idea of what they are really like so here we go.

Skincare
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Superdrug’s Sugar and Spice Self-heating mask: I haven’t used the sauna/self-heating mask in years and I just had an urge to have it plus it vanilla and I cannot resist anything vanilla. I put it on while I had a lovely long relaxing bath and it was so nice highly recommend trying out. Available from Superdrug for £0.99.

Superdrug’s Fruit Sorbet Antioxidant Peel-Off Mask: Another from my mask buying spree before I brought a tube of one. I love peel off ones as I always feel like they do more for clearing your skin, I don’t think they always do but I always feel better after. Its beautifully subtle fruity fragrance as sometimes fruity scents are really overpowering. Available from Superdrug for £0.99.Superdrug’s Cleansing Facial Wipes (for sensitive skin): These were a complete dud, really dry and barely took off any make up. To hope to get any make up off I’d really have to scrub my face and eye area which is no good for my eye health. In the end my boyfriend just used them occasionally or used them as hand wipes. I’m now back to my tesco everyday value face wipes as they are 50p and so amazing. Available from Superdrug for £0.99.

Superdrug’s Pore Cleansing Pads: Initially I picked these up for my boyfriend but now we both use them in just a very quick and simple step to add to my skin routine. Also pretty much all of Superdrug’s own brand stuff is on offer and I love most of the stuff I’ve tried so far, inexpensive and amazing. Available at Superdrug for £2.69 however, its always on buy one get one free.

Escenti Tea Tree Facial Wash Gel: This got dropped on the floor and the cap broke, it just went every where which really sucks so half of it was wasted. A good inexpensive face wash and tea tree has great benefits although as its body care and there isn’t one in my university town I’ve replaced it with a face was from the Superdrug tea tree range.

Makeup

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Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Light Porcelain: I’ve already repurchased this as its such a great foundation especially for us very fair skinned girls which often find it hard to find a good drugstore foundation shade. Although I think by now pretty much everyone has seen/tried it so there is no point going on and on. Available at Boots and Superdrug for £8.99.NYC All Day Long Smooth Skin Foundation in Classic Ivory: This is one of those never mentioned products but is actually really good and its great value for money, also its so inexpensive and great for those trying out. I haven’t repurchased as this is the lightest shade and its too dark and pretty much done so its time to throw it out. Available from Superdrug for £3.99.MUA Cover and Conceal Concealer in Light: Super cheap and not a bad colour match consider there are only 3 colours but they are way too limited. I found the formula really watery and it only hides tiny flaws so not really a ‘concealer’. Definitely better to spend more or a better concelear as there are such good ones available at the drug store. Available from MUA and Superdrug for £1.00.

MUA Blush in Bon Bon: I love this blush but I dropped it and it smashed but as its £1.00 and its more effort than its worth to replace it so I simply brought a new one. It just adds a subtle flush to your face, definitely worth looking at the MUA blush range and at £1.00 each there is no excuse not too. Available from MUA and Superdrug for £1.00.

Other

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The Body Shop Passion Fruit Shower Gel: I love passion fruit and this is amazing. Okay as far as I’m concerned shower gel is shower gel, I’m clean that is all that matters but it smells amazing. Available from The Body Shop for £4.00 £2.00.Dove Go Fresh Compressed in Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena: I’ve had this in my other empties and there isn’t much to say. Works well. Smells nice. Its deodorant what more is there to add. Available everywhere.

And 2 dried out unknown nail varnishes and a knock of beauty blender.

Lots of Love,
Gwenllian Branwen
xxx

Empties #2

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I haven’t done an empties in ages not since what August? Which is a mix of waiting to have enough to do a post and remembering to put stuff on the side as I don’t want to do an empties with hardly any stuff. I also barely seem to have any empties but maybe its because I impatiently swap between items but I have loads of almost done products so maybe there will be another empties fairly soon.

Skincare

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First up my go to favourite face wipes Tesco Everyday Facial Wipes I am not sure if I’ve mentioned these before but these are my go to face wipes as and when I use them as they are so inexpensive yet so good.  Continuing with the make up removal theme I finally finished my Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover, I did a review on it ages ago which you can check out here, but I doubt I will repurchase this its a effort and just alright so we’ll wait and see. Paired with the make up remover I used the Skin Therapy Large Oval Cotton Wool Pads, I love the big cottonwool pads and they are absolutely great for quick and easy make up removal. At the moment I haven’t got any other big pads as because I sent out my boyfriend when I needed them I’m stuck with the small ones but I’ll make do, totally recommend sometime you need to go to baby isles other times brands do the big ones..

I feel like there’s not much to say about this as I’m always using my Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer, basically its inexpensive and amazing. And finally for skin I have the Wilkinsons Fruits Face Mask in Strawberry and Pomegranate, I had two other pots one I gave away and the other I had issues with. Unfortunately I’m allergic to something in the formula as it makes my skin prickle and ‘burn’, and even taking it off immediately it broke my face out in hives. However, they smell absolutely amazing and there is loads in there me and my boyfriend even split and pot and he had no problem with them so its probably just me.

Hair

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Not much to say these are just the travel sized Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo and Conditioner, I just got them for summer/travel/swimming and got a few uses for them unfortunately you cannot refill them which is a bummer. They were good but I’m not switching from TRESemme any time soon.

Makeup

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So wow I actually have some make up empties which is amazing as I feel like I barely ever. First up I have two mascaras that have just dried up and have been a bit rejected recently as whenever I get a new mascara I forget about my old mascara.  First up Collections Super Size Fat Lash Mascara, its not over the top voluminous but is perfect for fuller thicker everyday lashes and I have loved this for ages. The Makeup Academy Extreme Volume Mascara, with this I absolutely love the brush but unfortunately the formula is a little bit lacking but its a good one to keep in the bottom of your bag for touch ups.

The next thing are 4 Urban Decay Primer Potion samples in: Original; Eden; Sin and Anti- Aging that I got with my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I really enjoyed trying them out as there was a weeks worth in each sample and have since purchased the travel sized of the original.

Other

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These don’t really fit into a category. I never know what to say about nail varnish remover like Superdrug Nail Polish Remover, it works and its really good what else is there to say.

With working in retail; spending an insane amount of hours in the library and the general amount of bugs going around this time of year hand sanitiser is a must. So we have an empty Cuticura Cucumber and Garden Mint hand sanitiser and Asda Protect Hand Gel, both are really good and great to keep in your bag to use throught the day.

So I hope you enjoyed my empties hopefully one day soon I’ll get better at remembering to do them.

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

Make Up Collection and Storage Part One

Okay I don’t really have proper storage and this isn’t really my full collection it is just everything that has come to university with me so I just thought I’d do a lovely little post of everything I own/use regularly enough to justify bringing.

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As you can see everything has its places and are relatively easy to get to and with my current set up this is the idea make up set up as its next to the window so I can do my make up effortlessly in natural light. So now I’ll show you the majority of my collection as I missed the odd bits out (because I’m useless) and then a mini opinion on each of them or what I use it for.

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L’oreal Skin Perfection Cleansing and Perfecting Milk: I haven’t used that much of this much as I’ve been swapping which products I’ve been using and so far I do like this.

The Body Shop Passion Fruit Body Butter: I love Body Shop body deeply hydrating and they smell delicious, I always by them on offer as they are a lot but I don’t think they are overpriced as a little can go a long way. So find your perfect scent and buy one.

Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer Sensitive: The perfect base for everyday and I love this however, I feel like I’ve mentioned this loads. I have sensitive opposed to normal as I’ve been having more breakouts recently so I felt like this was best.

Superdrug Deep Action Anti Blemish Gel: This is a fairly recent purchase which I haven’t used that much yet but I am going to review once I feel like I’ve used this long enough to give and informed review.

Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream Normal and Combination Skin: On bucking up my skin care routine I’ve kept meaning to buy a night cream, this was half price in Superdrug and I love Nivea so it was a no brainer cannot wait to get used to incorporating it into my daily routine.

Superdrug Cleansing Face Wipes in Sensitive: Brought these and they were a complete dud, I couldn’t be bothered when I got in to do the full take off so decided to use a wipe then remove the rest fully later. Well it barely removed anything and my eye shadow was fully intact despite saying it even removes waterproof makeup. When I have enough (i have 3 already) I may do a disappointing products post.

The Body Shop Love Ect Body Lotion: When my hands are dry this typically comes in my bag with me I really need to move this into one of them, unfortunately love ect has been discontinued.

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Eye Makeup Remover: This is so thick and creamy and feels amazing on the skin I’m really enjoying it and will definitely repurchase it.

Tesco Everyday Value Facial Wipes: Honestly the best make up wipes I have ever used, it even removes tough waterproof makeup. I tend to only use wipes when I get in late or I’m feel really lazy but they are always handy to have around.

Superdrug Deep Action Pore-Cleansing Nose Strips: These were a buy one get one free item and they are alright and I will use them but they aren’t great.

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Sanex Zero Roll on: This is great for working out and is a really heavy duty deodorant.

Compressed Dove Antiperspirant in Beauty Finish and Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena: The pomegranate one is my favourite deodorant and my boyfriend loves it too so I have two as he tends to steal them.

Superdrug Nail Varnish Remover: This is almost done and is pretty much a bog standard and really good nail varnish remover, no point spending money where it isn’t needed.

Superdrug Moisturising Nail Varnish Remover: This I bought this as a replacement for the other one but this leaves an oily residue on the skin that I am really not keen on and it doesn’t feel likes it works as well but I will use it up.

Sainsburys and Superdrug Cotton Pads: I tend to buy the baby ones as they are much bigger and more useful for take makeup off although the small ones are good for nail varnish. However, I am currently stuck with all small as this is what happens when you ask your boyfriend to pick some up for you.

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Mark Hill De Frizz Control and Shine Spray: This was a pound shop gem and it was absolutely amazing I’m going to be sad when it’s used up as it was discontinued. Basically the most amazing light hold shine spray ever.

Aussie Miracle Recharge Shine Leave in Conditioner: I reviewed this the other day so check that out here.

Superdrug Extra Firm Hold Hair Spray: I used this occasionally and it holds so well, only problem with it is that it goes so stiff and crunchy so I’m on the look out for something new but will still have a high level of hold.

TRESemme Heat Defence Spray: Basically the ultimate heat defence spray which I cannot do without, something that everyone should own.

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Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo: Brought this for travel over the summer and its lasted me ages as I don’t use it that often but it is simply amazing although I’m not overly keen on the scent of the blush one.

The Body Shop Hair Chalk: I bought this last easter and haven’t used it overly much as I haven’t really had the occasion too, it is a stunningly beautiful colour and works really well even with dark brown hair.

Makeup Academy Pro-base Fixing Spray: I used this loads over the summer especially during long days of working events and its so good or I use it when I have like a 12 hour day out of the house due to lectures and work.

Foot Pack: This is absolutely amazing as I have such bad cracked feet and I constantly rebuy it.

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Urban Decay Naked 3: This was a gift from my boyfriend and I absolutely love it, i use it most days it is the most beautiful and pigmented shadows. I’d highly recommend it if you are considering a naked palette.

Makeup Academy Heaven and Earth Palette: The most perfect budget neutral palette and I’m getting close to hitting pan on one or two luckily I’m so obsessed with my naked palette this has been saved.

Make Up Academy Pretty Edgy Palette: The main reason I wanted this was that I really loved the packaging it is just absolutely beautiful and the colours are amazing too anyway, its definitely more of an evening look palette though.

Barry M Super Chic Palette (Superdrug Limited Edition): One of those saw it, wanted it and bought it as its beautiful despite being out of your comfort zone.

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So these are all my Elizabeth Arden Miniatures that I absolutely love in order there is: Green Tea; Mediterranean; Sunflower; Red Door and Pretty.

As this is a long post and it’s taken me a while to write I am splitting it in two and the second half will be up in a few days. I love finding out about different peoples make up storage options and their main collection how they lay out their everyday products. How do you store your makeup? Whats in your everyday make up collection?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

Collective Haul

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So I’ve made several trips to Superdrug and an order from feel unique so I thought I’d show you what I’ve brought and some peaks at what I may be reviewing over the next month or so.

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First up some bits I picked up for my boyfriend as he always knows what he wants a product but not what does what so he just sends me into get these bits which is probably a mistake.

Nivea Men Post Shave Balm Sensitive: His kept moaning about wanting a new shave balm for ages and he loves his nivea one so I just added it to my feel unique order. He has liked the nivea products his has before although like most men he isn’t fussy what he has. Available from Feel Unique for £7.10.

Superdrug’s Deep Action Pore Cleansing Pads: His not one for a major skin care routine but wanted to get rid of his black heads and I saw these in Superdrug and grabbed them, just something simple and easy to use if and when he remembers to use it. I cannot find this online unfortunately but it is available at superdrug for around the £4/£5 mark.

Superdrugs Men’s Skincare Sensitive Hydrating Moisturiser: For ages he kept stealing mine or using my nivea express hydration primer so I got him his own and this one seemed decent Superdrug own brand is really good and he won’t appreciate branded anyway. Available from Superdrug for £4.49, mens superdrug own brand is current 2 for £6.00 at Superdrug.

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Barry M’s Glitterati Nail Paint in Rock Star & Fashion Icon: I bought these a while back and I’ve already have posted a mini review and pictures of it, read it here.

Barry M’s Showgirl Extra Volume Black Mascara: This was a gift with purchase if you spent over £7.00, I’m excited to try it out but I’m being restrained and waiting for my current mascara to run out.

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L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection Cleansing & Perfecting Milk: I needed a new make up remover/cleanser and I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one so I thought I’d give it a go. I’ve used it once so far and it smells amazing so I’m excited to try it more and I will post a review once I have used it a bit longer. Available from Feel Unique for £4.49.

Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer in Dry and Sensitive: I’m running dangerously low on my current one, unfortunately the normal one wasn’t there and I’m happy  with the sensitive one. So I’m happy to have another one for when mine runs out.

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care Gentle Eye Makeup Remover: I’m running low on my current eye specific makeup remover so I picked this up, its a thicker cream remover which I prefer to a liquid one and when its mean to moisture as well it definitely feels like it is doing something. I also love that Superdrug are expanding their own brand lines, I love their tea tree range and I will slowly make my way round. Available from Superdrug for £2.99.

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care SPF Radiance Eye Cream: I keep neglecting using an eye cream I need one but always keep forgetting to pick one up, I finally did it and I cannot wait to see if there will be any results. Available at Superdrug for £2.99.

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Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream in Ivory: So I got this from Feel Unique as they do the whole try me thing where with items in the try me range, you get a sample to try and if it isn’t right for you then send the unopened full size back. However, I didn’t get the free sample so I emailed back and got a bitchy message back saying it wasn’t for this colour yet rechecking the website today it doesn’t say its only ‘light beige’ or whatever so I’m currently unimpressed with their try me service. Especially as now I am stuck with an ivory shade that is too dark for me when I was meant to be given a sample. Available from Feel Unique for £10.99.

Aussie Miracle Recharge Shine: My hairdresser used this when I last had my hair cut and I’ve been on the hunt for it since as its an amazing smelling spray leave in conditioner. I wanted this as it really works and is super light for a leave in conditioner. I could not find this anywhere and I’m so glad I finally found it on feel unique which inspired the entire order. Available at Feel Unique for £4.49.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original: I got samples of all of the urban decay primer potions with my Naked 3 palette all with a weeks worth in each sample. I’ve loved the two I’ve tried but I’ll wait to finish all the samples and my Soap and Glory primer. I brought the travel size if you haven’t seen one of my previous posts as to why check it out here, which will explain my choices as to why I have made this purchase. Available from Feel Unique for £8.00.

So these are the things I’ve spent my money on recently, what beauty bits have you brought recently?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

Day 72: Tea Tree BB Cream

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So I brought this a while ago and I’m finally getting around to posting a review. This is from Superdrugs Tea Tree Skin Care range, which has a large range of tea tree facial products which are all meant to be good for the skin.

The BB cream comes in 3 shades Light, Medium and Dark, once again running into my usual issue of light being way to dark but once I picked up a little bit of a tan it was slightly better and you can blend it out some what. It has a bendable smooth consistency, leaving light, smooth skin/coverage. It smells like tea tree which is pleasant but is fairly strong and lingers for quite a while, which I haven’t made my mind up of if I like that or not.

I also love the fact that it has SPF so when you want a lighter coverage in the summer you get the sun protection built in. I also hate the the feeling of sun cream on my face as I find it way to heavy, so this is perfect.

There isn’t really much more to say about it, would I recommend it? It’s a good simple BB cream that provides a semi decent coverage and feels great so if you want an affordable good for the skin BB cream I highly recommend you check it out.

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

Day 40: Beauty Box Dilemma

I find myself endlessly looking at blogs and videos on all the beauty boxes fascinated by all the products people have received and what sort of products products they’ve received. I find myself thinking more and more about signing up myself. But where to start?

I’m looking to start at the end of summer as I won’t start earning again until then and most of my money now is going on travel and driving. But when I’m back at university I can’t help but think it’ll be ideal. My university town is very small with only a small superdrug and an ASDS great for essentials but I can’t discover new products especially at a decent price. The thing is where to start, are the ones that dominate the best, or is there better out there, to me glossy box and birch box are essentially the sane thing with very similar products but what’s best?

So can you help me? Do you subscribe to a beauty box and if so which one? What’s the best and worst products you’ve receive? Is it worth it?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
Xox

Day 38: Another Day another Haul

So I went shopping and went a little bit mad with so many mutlibuy offers on at the moment so I’ll link to them all when relevant. So on with the haul.

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So first up I went into Superdrug and there were so many mutibuy offers onI just couldnt stop myself really so I ended up spending £25.00 in the store but with savings of £8.26 who can blame me.

First up there was an offer of any 2 for £10.00 on select Rimmel Products, check out the offer here.

First up I brought Rimmels Wake Me Up Foundation, in shade 010 Light Porcelain. I’ve been considering it for a while and thought I’d finally make the plunge especially as my current foundation is too dark and Rimmel goes so much lighter plus the spf 15 will be great for the summer I am so looking forward to trying this out. Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation is available at Boots and Superdrug for £8.99.

Then to complete the deal as it would mean the second item would only be £1.01, I was going to buy concealer but there wasn’t my shade so I thought I’d pick up the Apocalips Lip Lacquer, in the shade 102 Nova as I’ve heard so much about them so I thought why not. Nova is a beautiful summery pink and I hope to get a lot of wear out of it this summer. Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers are available from Boots and Superdrug for £5.99.

So next up I popped to look at the tea tree stuff as I currently have a tea tree obsession and thought there was no harm. All of the Superdrug own Tea Tree products are 2 for £4.00 and well worth checking out here.

So first of these I picked up Superdrugs Tea Tree Skin Care BB Cream, in the shade light. Currently it is a little bit too dark but I am very pale. I’m hoping this will be great for when I’m in france when I have a tan and just want a light coverage in order to even out my skin tone. Also the spf 15 will be great for the hot sunny days as I have the feeling of actual sun cream on my face. Also it comes in a small squeeze tube of 50ml so it will last ages but is an ideal size for travelling. Superdrug’s Tea Tree BB cream is available at Supderdrug for £3.99.

In addition to the BB cream I also picked up, Superdrug’s Tea Tree Skin Care Exfoliating Cream Wash. This is all part of my aim to take better care of my skin and these seemed like a good idea. I cannot wait to start using it and if it works wonders then its amazing especially due to the price. Available at Superdrug for £3.29.

Finally I went to the MUA counter but as I am doing a MUA brand focus post in a few weeks I’ll just list what I brought:

  • MUA Blusher in BonBon for £1.00;
  • MUA Heaven and Earth Palette for £4.00;
  • MUA Luxe Pretty Edgy Palette for £6.00 (£2.00 off).

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Next up I went to Primark as I was desperate for a new purse and I fell in love with this. It has so many compartments and slots and its a good size that if I wanted to for for a night out I could use this a small clutch and easily place my phone and keys inside. It’s just perfect for me. Available at Primark for £5.00.

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Finally I popped into bodycare, as they do things cheap, I also brought a toothbrush which there is no point in showing you its bog standard really.

So I picked up a travel sized Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo its an essential for this summer but I didn’t want to lug a full sized bottle around and taking up space in my suitcase. This was the only fragrence they had which I’m not a fan of it as to me it smells like dry shampoo and lingers all day but I didn’t want to try something I’d never heard of and at least I know that Batiste works.

Then later in the summer I’m going away for a few weeks, too long for a travel deodorant but I don’t want to take a big one as it takes up so much space, I am so grateful for the new compressed bottles it will last ages but the smaller bottle are more convenient to pack and will last ages after. So as I always go for dove I brought Dove Go Fresh Cucumber and Green Tea Scent.

So yeah thats what I brought, what have you brought recently?

Love
Gwenllian Williams
xox