Tuesday, 27 August 2013

recent purchases: boots and body shop.

Hi folks, first off I would just like to apologise greatly for completely neglecting my blog over the last couple of months. I have been so super busy and have just had no free time but now I am back.

So the other day I nipped into town to get a lipstick but as we all understand that is impossible and so this happened. I thought I would share with you what I picked up as I got some great deals and I will be sure to report back to you on whether I am enjoying the products or not.

First I went to The Body Shop and picked up the new "camomile sumptuous body butter" as I had seen it in a magazine and I am a huge fan of The Body Shop so just had to try it. It was £12.00 which is a bargain. I also picked up the little muslin cloth to use alongside this. It's for all skin types and you just apply it all over the face and them remove it with the cloth. I have actually tried this already and it is amazing at removing any traces and make up and makes your skin feel so clean.

Next I went to Boots and picked up quite a few things including the lipstick I had orginally went to buy. The lipstick I got is the Maybelline Color Sensational in shade "Pink Punch" which is number 175. It is a dark bright pink which was exactly what I was looking for. I can't wait to try it out.

Still in boots I picked up some No7 goodies. No7 is not a brand I would usually use but I stumbled across the counter and couldn't help myself. The Boots store nearest to me has the foundation match made service which for those of you who don't know is a little computer which takes photographs of your skin and tells you the correct colour match for you. To cut a long story short I picked the Beautifully Matte foundation in the shade Cool Vanilla. It says on the box it is for Normal/Oily skin, I have dry skin but as I like a fuller coverage I went for this one. It has a medium/full coverage and has an SPF 15. It was £12.95 and the make up was on buy one get the second half price so that leads me on to my next purchase....

I picked up the No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Duo in Iridescent Purple. I love purple eyeshadow and this one is really pigmented. It was £8.00 but I got it for £4.00 because of the offer which is a steal.

While the customer assistant was trying out the foundation on me she applied the Airbrush Away Primer. It's states that it is for hiding signs of ageing which I do not need to worry about but it made the foundation sit so nicely and has a lovely texture so I couldn't resist and if it helps me prevent ageing then it's a bonus. This was £19.50 which I did think was a little pricey for No7 but I cannot express to you how lovely this was. You must go in and try it for yourself. The skincare was 3 for 2 so again another great deal.

I picked up the Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry/Very Dry skin. I don't know if its been the weather or just lack of looking after my skin properly but I have had some extremely dry patches lately so I thought it was time for a new moisturiser. This was £12.50 which is great and it looks like it will last me for ages. The packaging is beautiful too and will look lovely sitting out on my dressing table. I have already tried this briefly and my skin felt lovely afterwards.

Still in boots (lol) I picked up the Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask also for Dry/Very Dry Skin. This is a great mask as you just apply it after cleansing, leave it on for 3 minutes and then remove it. This suits me as I have no patience to sit for a long time with a mask on my face. It was £12.50 but I got it for free because of the offer. Again great bargain.

Finally I got a lovely free gift from no7 including the High Shine lipgloss in "Coral Kiss" which I think may actually be full size. I also got miniature versions of: the extreme length waterproof mascara, the airbrush away primer, the triple protection tinted moisturiser and a stay perfect eyeshadow in a light purple shade. They all came in a lovely summery make up bag which I will be sure to use.

I was very pleased with all of my purchases. As I said before I am not usually someone who shops at No7 but the offers were just amazing and I know they regularly have offers on. It was also a mega advantage card points event so I got 10 points for every £1 I spent rather than the 4 I would usually get. Please let me know if there is any No7 products you have tried and enjoyed lately and I will definitely report back on if I am enjoying these products soon.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Review: Vitamin E Cool BB Cream (The Body Shop)

Hello, so today I am just going to post a little review on a new product that I stumbled across recently. It is The Body Shop's Vitamin E Cool BB Cream. Up until now I was a BB cream virgin so I decided to see what all the fuss was about. 

I applied this BB cream one morning before college and I was pretty impressed with it. Unfortunately it has little to no coverage (as expected from a BB cream), so I did not feel comfortable enough to wear it on its own. I wore it as a base for my other make up and it did make a real difference, it gave me a nice glow, evened out my skin tone and my face felt moisturised. I also felt like it made my make up last longer. 

I think this product would be great to take on holiday for when you don't really want to wear much make up and perhaps when you have a bit of a tan. The BB cream is £10 for 50ml which is a bargain if you ask me and also they promise to donate 50p to teenage cancer trust with every sale of the product.

Has anyone else ever tried this product? What did you think?

Beth, xx

Monday, 8 April 2013

new favourite candle ❤

Hello, so this is just a short review about one of my new favourites. It's a candle from Laura Ashley that I received as an Easter present. It's in the scent Citrus Blossom & Nectarine and it is just lovely. 

The scent is quite strong and you can smell it as soon as you walk through the door it also seems to be lasting pretty long. Silly me can't seem to find the box, I may have binned it (woooops) so aplologies for the lack of pictures.

I will definitely be trying more Laura Ashley candles in the near future.

Have any of you tried any nice candles lately? Let me know....

Hope you're all having a nice Monday.

Beth, xx

Sunday, 31 March 2013

march favourites.

Hello lovelies, so this is just a short post of some of the things I've been loving this month. Apologies for the terrible photo quality, I use my ipad for all of my blogging so its virtually impossibly to get good quality snaps!

So from left to right ...

Facial brush - The Body Shop. I recently purchased this little brush to use when cleansing and exfoliating my face for a deeper clean. I have been using it in the shower with a foaming cleanser (also from The Body Shop) and its great, it helps to lather up the cleanser more and always leaves my skin feeling much cleaner afterwards.

Rimmel Wake Me Up - Boots. You've all read/watched the reviews on this little gem so I won't go into too much detail. I jumped on the 'wake me up' bandwagon and I'm loving it. The only thing I will say is that the choice of colours isn't great for people with really pale skin like myself but staying power and overall look is brilliant.

Organic Cotton Pads - The Body Shop. I recently bought these much larger cotton pads to use when taking my make up off and they're great. They're lovely and soft and I only need to use a couple to take off my full make up (rather than half a packet of regular ones). 

Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick and Benefit Cha Cha Tint - I have put these two together as I have had the  Cha Cha tint for quite some time now but had only ever used it on my cheeks. However I bought this Kate Moss lipstick (shade 111 - Kiss of Life) and I have found that putting the Cha Cha on my lips before applying this gives a really nice base and helps to keep the lipstick on all day. The lipstick is a lovely deep red colour and lasts ages on its own also.

So that's about all from this post, let me know what you think and I'd love some recommendations on new products to try.

Beth, xx

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Apologies for being MIA and Would you rather (beauty edition)!

Okay so first of all I'd just like to apologise as I have neglected my blog for the last few weeks, I have been so busy with college and work and other things and I have been meaning to update but just simply haven't had the time. So I hope you can forgive me ? :)

Today I am going to do a post which I stole from Becki and it is basically the game "would you rather" but a beauty version. So here goes...

Would you rather?....
1. Only be able to wear eye makeup or face makeup?

I'm gonna have to say face make up, I do love eye makeup but its crucial to have a nice base.
2. Cut off all your hair or never cut your hair?
Never cut it, I know it would be horrible and in really bad condition but I cut it all off when I was younger and hated it (waaa).

3. Always have to wear clothes either too big or too small?

Clothes that are too big, they would be terribly unflattering but you could add a belt and other accessories to make them better and at least you would be comfortable. 
4. Only buy clothes or makeup if you were given £1000?

Ahh that's so difficult but I'd probably have to say clothes as its more important to have a nice outfit.

5. Wear lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?
Would probably have to say eyeliner as lipstick as I'm pretty sure lipstick would look very strange at the eye area haha. Although so would eyeliner on your lips to be fair so you can't win ha.
6.Wear MC hammer (harem) pants or cycling shorts?

Hmmm probably harem pants as at least you'd be comfortable and you could make them work ha.
7. Never be able to fill in your eyebrows or use a sharpie marker to do them?

I'd probably say never be able to fill them in. I would hate it because filling them in is an essential for me but a sharpie would just look awful.
8. Never pluck your eyebrows or never shave your legs?

I know it's disgusting but I'd probably have to say never shave my legs because at least you can hide them.
9. Never shop at MAC or only shop at MAC?

I'd probably have to say never shop at MAC (please don't kill me beauty bloggers). I do love MAC but I'd hate
to be limited to one brand because other brands have such amazing things and they're only going to keep improving. 

10. Only wear one shade of eyeshadow or one shade of lipstick for the rest of your life?

 I'd probably say one shade of eyeshadow because the lipstick makes the difference to your whole look and 
 to never be able to change it would suck! 

11. Wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?

Winter clothes in summer, we never get a Summer where I live anyway so it wouldn't matter really and I hate being too cold.

12. Never be able to paint your nails again or never wear lipgloss?

Umm I don't really wear lipgloss that often so probably never wear lipgloss.

Friday, 22 February 2013

My Wishlist...

1. River Island// 2. Yankee Candle// 3. Topshop// 4. Marc Jacobs// 5. Topshop// 6. Miss Selfridge// 
7. YSL// 8. Miss Selfridge//

Just a little Wishlist of the things I've been loving lately...

Let me know what you think :)

Beth, xx

Friday, 15 February 2013

Liebster Award... ❤

So I have been nominated for a Liebster Award and I'm sooo happy, first of all I'd like to say thank you very very much to Grace for nominating me :) 

the rules of the Liebster Award...
1. link back to the person who nominated you
2. write 11 random facts about you
3. answer the 11 questions from the person that nominated you
4. nominate 11 people and come up with 11 questions for them to answer

So lets get started...

11 Facts About Me:
- My name is Bethany Smith and I'm 18 years old.
- I live in a small town in Scotland where the weather is dreadful (most of the time).
- I want to be a make up artist.
- I have an amazing boyfriend called Paul.
- I have a beautiful baby nephew called Bodhi.
- I work in a chip shop and my local social club behind the bar, when I'm not at college.
- I love reading blogs and watching vlogs, addicted perhaps.
- I have a passion for all things make up and beauty.
- I love apple... I'm glued to my iPhone and ipad.
- My favourite colour is red.
- I love music and listening to new bands. I can also play the guitar.

11 Questions from Grace: 
1. My favourite film if I had to pick one is probably P.S I Love You, but it's so hard to pick, ask me again tomorrow I'll say something else haha.
2. My favourite memory of 2012 was going on holiday with Paul.
3. My favourite beauty blog is probably Zoella's.
4. Blog post I am most proud of ? That's a hard one as I'm just starting out so I'm not particularly proud of any of them yet.
5. My favourite sweet is Haribo Black and Rasps.
6. My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum.
7. The best bargain I have found it probably anything I found in Primark haha.
8. I couldn't live without the Internet.
9. My favourite book/s would have to be the 50 shades series.
10. Favourite hairstyle is curly, but it's always much nicer on other people.
11. I love blogging because it gives me somewhere to write anything I want and all of the people are so nice.

My tags: 


My 11 Questions:
1. Who's your favourite blogger ?
2. What's your favourite high street store?
3. Your favourite make up brand? 
4. Your favourite designer?
5. If you were stuck on a desert island and could only have 1 item, what would it be?
6. Who's your celebrity crush?
7. Best make up tip you would give someone? 
8.  What's your favourite and least favourite food?
9. What do you wish to achieve over the next year?
10. What's your dream job ?
11. What's your favourite movie? 

Thanks again Grace. x