Sunday, 29 July 2012

Goodbye England...

Today I am going to sunny Menorca for two weeks! woooo! I just thought I'd let all my followers know that I have scheduled a couple of posts for when I am away so that you have something new to read on my blog whilst I am away. It also gave me an excuse to post a picture of my younger sister wearing the snorkelling sets we have bought to use when we are away haha! (her forehead looks really wrinkly but I ensure you that it is the mask doing this!)

Anyway I hope you all have a brilliant two weeks as I know I will and I'll post about my holiday when I come back!

Have a great day! :)


Saturday, 28 July 2012

What's in my makeup bag?

Hello everyone!

This post will contain of what I have in my everyday makeup bag and what I think of some of the products that I use.

The makeup bag I am currently using cost £3 and is from primark. I love it as it is such a cute makeup bag but also fits so much stuff in it! I am going to divide my makeup into three sections: face, eyes and lips.

The picture above shows the different products that I am currently using for my face. These products are:

- Pressed power (unsure of what brand, I've had it for a while)
- Clinique moisturiser
- Rimmel lasting finish foundation: shade ivory
- Natural collection cover up cream
- MUA pressed powder
- Two brushes from the body shop
- Rimmel Blusher
- Avon cover up stick
- Face sponge

My favourite products out of all of this are the foundation, moisturiser and the blusher. I've been using this foundation for a while now and absolutely love it, I feel like it stays on my face for the whole day and gives me complete coverage. The moisturiser is actually a sample from clinique as my auntie always sends me them and I think they are amazing! I will never put on makeup without using the moisturiser first as it makes my face extremely soft! The blusher adds a little bit more to the everyday look and is the only blusher that I have ever used and I love it!

The eye makeup that I use is:

- Eyelash curlers (not branded)
- Clinique eye shadow (brown and pale pink)
- Two different eye liners (not branded & one is a spare)
- Beauty rush chubby eye stick (haven't actually used this)
- Rimmel waterproof mascara
- Collection 2000 eye liner felt tip
- Maybelline Great lash mascara
- Miss sporty waterproof mascara
- Rimmel waterproof volume mascara
- Avon super enchant mascara

My favourite eye products are my eye liners and my Avon mascara, I need to get a new one but I wear eye liner everyday and is the one piece of makeup that I always have to use! I got the Avon mascara free when I bought some other products off the Avon website and I absolutely love the mascara! The mascara makes my eye lashes look extremely long but also makes them have a nice curl (unfortunately I don't think Avon sell it as a product) :(

I'm not really a person for lip products so don't actually keep that many in my makeup bag. The ones I do keep in there are:

- Revlon lip butters x3 'cotton candy', 'cupcake' and 'sugar frosting'
- MUA lip balm in 'sugar lips' and 'great lips'

I love all of these products and I did a review on the Revlon lip butters here.

What makeup products do you keep in your makeup bag?

Thanks for reading :)


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Review: MUA loveheart lip balms

Hello everyone!

Today's post is going to be a review about two of the MUA loveheart lip balms that I purchased in my superdrug haul a couple of weeks ago. Like every other blogger in the world I absolutely love MUA products as they are extremely cheap but amazing quality and when I heard about these lip balms I knew I had to get my hands on some!

The two I decided to buy were sugar lips (here) and great lips (here). Sugar lips is a pink colour and great lips is more of a nude colour.

I absolutely love both of these lip balms! They add a nice colour to the lips but are also extremely moisturising. My favourite out of the two is great lips. I find that great lips gives the lips a bit more of a colour as sugar lips does and this is the reason as to why I tend to wear this one more.

These lip balms are only £2 each and are extremely good value for money and therefore I would recommend that people at least try one pot, because if you decide you don't like it then you're not losing out on a lot of money!

Have you tried these? What do you think of them/

Have a great day!


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Review: Olay face products

Hello everyone!

So for today's post I thought I would review some Olay face products that I purchased during my superdrug haul.

The products I am going to be reviewing by Olay are conditioning milkrefreshing toner and eye makeup remover. I bought them for only £1.50 each and they are currently on the same deal (half price).

Eye makeup remover:

The first thing I do when cleansing my face is take off the makeup that I'm wearing. I had never tried any Olay products before so was a bit sceptical about buying this but as it was so cheap I thought it was worth trying. As I wear waterproof mascara I was a bit unsure as to whether this would work or not but as soon as I used it I knew this was my new 'must have' product! The smell isn't too overpowering but I think it is a lovely refreshing smell and you only need to use a small bit of the product to get all of your eye makeup off! It is extremely sensitive and leaves your eyes feeling lovely and refreshed. I will definitely be buying this product again!

Conditioning milk:

After taking my makeup off I then use the conditioning milk. The conditioning milk like the eye makeup remover has an amazing smell but it is definitely more obvious in the conditioning milk. However, it still isn't overpowering. I love the conditioning milk as it is quite runny but not too much and automatically leaves your face feeling refreshed. 

Refreshing toner:

After the conditioning milk, I use the refreshing toner and this is liquid so it is a very runny product. However,  it is still as amazing as the other products and I love using all of them. I will definitely repurchase this one again as well.

Overall, all of the products are amazing and for the price I think everyone should try them! I will definitely be repurchasing all of these products once they are ran out and as I use them both morning and evening I think this will be fairly soon. 

Have you tried any of these?

Have a great day! :)


Sunday, 22 July 2012

What's in my bag?

Hello everyone!

I don't know whether you're like me or not but I'm extremely nosey and love seeing what other people carry in their bag! For today's post I decided to do a 'what's in my bag' since I enjoy reading them and I'm sure other people love reading them too!

The bag I am currently using is my fake Alexander Wang bag "focco" (I also have it in Grey). I purchased mine on Ebay for only £14.99 including postage! I absolutely adore these bags, they are so simple but yet the studs add a completely different element to the bag and I think they look a lot more expensive than they actually cost. Another thing I like about the bag is that it is extremely spacious and therefore I can fit loads of things into it which is good if you are like me and tend to carry a lot of rubbish in your bag!

Recently I have been using a bag organiser as my auntie bought me one so I thought I would try it out (think this one is from primark so it wouldn't be expensive). I absolutely love bag organisers as it means I can find what I want straight away and it just makes my bag so tidy! Another thing I love about the organiser is all of the different pockets and pouches so there are a lot of different parts to store different things!

The pictures below are what my bag contains, I won't go into detail about the different things but I will list everything in my bag.

- Foldable hair brush (my dad got it for me when I was younger)
- Morgan makeup bag
- Lipsy reading glasses
- Carmex lip balm
- Vaseline lip balm
- Sunglasses
- Purse
- Hello kitty tablet tin
- Tissues
- Calvin Klein "One" perfume
- Ted Baker body spray
- Impulse body spray
- Anbesol (for mouth ulcers)
- Mirror
- MUA lipstick
- Revlon lip butter in 'creamsicle' (reviewed here)
- Dr Dre Beats earphones
- iPod classic '160GB'
- Skin Therapy hand and nail cream
- Plasters
- Hand sanitiser
- Car and house keys (not in picture)

The top left picture is of the inside of the Hello Kitty tablet tin. The top right picture is of my car and house keys which were left out of the original picture by mistake. The bottom left and right pictures are of my Dr Dre beat earphones (I have the Justin Bieber edition iBeats) - The earphones are around £80 which is a lot of money for earphones but they are AMAZING! They are completely sound cancelling and you heard the music a lot more (hard to explain). I would definitely recommend the earphones!

Have you done a what's in my bag post? I'd love to read it!

Have a great day! :)


Thursday, 19 July 2012

Instagram & Twitter

This post is an extremely boring one but I'd just like to ask everyone who reads my blog to follow me on twitter and instagram and I will definitely return the favour! I have two twitter accounts, my personal one (here) and my blog one (here). I have two accounts because my blog one is just to talk about my blog and my personal one is the account I definitely use more. My instagram is: xLAURADELANEY :)

I would love it if you would follow me on these and comment below what yours are and I'll be sure to follow you!

Thanks for reading


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

DIY: Lip Scrub

Hello guys

So for today's post I am going to show you the lip scrubs that I made and I'm going to tell you what I used to make them and where I got the recipe from. I've heard of lip scrubs a couple of different times but have never tried one myself, after reading a blog post about how smooth it makes your lips I decided to buy one but decided they were quite expensive for small pots. I remembered seeing some blog posts about making your own lip scrub so thought I'd have a go!

I decided to make two different lip scrubs as I saw many different recipes and didn't know what one would be best!

The pictures above show what I used to make both of the different lip scrubs, I also used spoons but haven't included them in the pictures. I used two separate recipes but didn't follow them exactly and mine turned out completely fine so feel free to actually create your own recipe!

The two recipes I used are from here and here. For the first recipe (brown sugar) I used coconut milk instead of oil and it worked fine but it was watery which meant you need to use more of the other ingredients! The second recipe (white sugar) I added about two teaspoons of lemon juice to give it a bit of a flavour.

Once I had put the lip scrub into the pots I noticed that it was quite runny so I put them in the fridge for about 20 minutes and after taking them out they are the perfect consistency!

Overall both the lip scrubs were extremely easy to make and I definitely would recommend trying them! I have tried both and after using them my lips are extremely smooth and I know I will definitely use these all the time! My favourite out of the two is the brown sugar one as brown sugar is thicker than the white sugar but both of the lip scrubs taste absolutely AMAZING and because of what ingredients are in it they are actually edible so you don't have to worry about any product getting into your mouth!

[The white sugar scrub is on the left and the brown sugar one is on the right]

Thanks for reading!

Have you tried making your own lip scrubs?