Saturday, 26 January 2013

A small shoe haul

Hello everyone!

This isn't relevant to this post but I've spent last night and today re-doing my blog layout. I went for something extremely simple and changed the colour scheme but I love it! What do you think?

Anyway, on to the shoe haul. Whilst browsing the shoe section in Primark recently I was shocked at the fact that there were so many pairs of shoes that I loved! Generally I never like the shoes there and so I very rarely buy shoes.

The two pairs of shoes I bought are both more appropriate for spring/summer time and I am yet to wear them as I don't want to ruin them but I thought I'd get them both now whilst they were in stock! They were only £8 each which in my opinion is very reasonable. The pair on the left in the picture below are black with small silver balls all over and are extremely comfortable. The pair on the right in the picture are actually navy even though they appear black in this picture (rubbish lighting) and have gold anchors on them; these are also extremely comfortable and probably my favourite out of the two pairs! In my opinion I think both pairs of shoes are extremely cute and I cannot wait to wear them.

I'm very impressed with the quality of these shoes and I'm also impressed with the shoes that Primark currently have in stock, I'd definitely recommend checking out your local Primark to see what current bargains you can find!

What do you think about these shoes?

Thursday, 10 January 2013

MUA and NYX haul

Hello everyone!

I recently placed an order with both MUA and eastendcosmetics and thought I would show you what I bought. I've been wanting to try some more MUA products for a while as the majority of what I have tried from them I have loved and therefore with some money I received for Christmas I decided to place an order. As for eastendcosmetics, I didn't expect to place an order but after noticing they did NYX products which aren't the cheapest to get hold of in the UK for a reasonable price I decided it would be rude not to buy some!

MUA products:

- Lipstick in shade 2
- Nail varnish in shade 23 and red fever
- Cream blusher in blossom
- 3 in 1 contour pen in black
- Eyebrow pencil in brunette
- Intense kisses lip gloss in stolen kisses
- The artiste collection

NYX products: 

- Single eyeshadow in daisy
- Long eye/eyebrow pencil in light brown

I'd just like to say that I actually ordered another NYX eyeshadow but they didn't actually send me it which is extremely annoying.

I'm excited to play around with all of these products and hopefully I'll love most of them, it not all.

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Guest Post: Nail The Look

Soap and Glory review

Hey, I'm Amy from doing a guest post for Laura. When she wrote the post asking if people would like to help her out as she’s busy with university work I felt I should help, having recently graduated myself I understand how stressful it can be and at the minute I have time off work so thought it would be rude not to help J

So, onto the post itself, after a little discussion with Laura I've decided to do a review of some Soap & Glory products. Before I became a blogger Soap & Glory was just a brand I heard now and again, I didn't really know what it consisted of or if it was any good. Reading many other blogs revealed that the brand sells a wider variety of products than I expected and is very well respected and loved. So it was only a matter of time before I had to try it for myself. To begin with I decided to test out the Scrub Your Nose In It and the Mist You Madly body spray. 

Scrub Your Nose In It - £7.50
I’d heard so many positive things about this product so thought I had to give it a go. Originally I felt £7.50 was fairly expensive as the bottle isn’t very big however, the first thing I have noticed, is you only need the smallest amount each time you use it so I can imagine it lasting a long time which makes it worth the price. Also the product can be used as a scrub and a face mask so two in one which is great. The product is supposed to minimise large pores and help prevent blemishes. After using the product every day for a few weeks now I do feel it does what it says. It makes your skin lovely and soft and you can really feel it working whilst you’re using it even though the exfoliating beads are very fine. The only negative I have with this product is the smell. I’d heard so many good things about the smell of Soap & Glory products but this seems to have a hint of tea tree in it which may not be a problem to many but for some reason I can’t stand the smell of tea tree. It’s not so overpowering that I can’t use it but I was just expecting something a little different.  Overall I’d probably give this product an 8/10.

Mist You Madly - £3.50
I picked this up on a bit of a whim, I hadn’t planned to buy this and hadn’t really heard much about it either but I gave it a little spray in the shop and loved it. I think it’s really hard to get across in words how something smells but if I had to try I’d say it’s really fresh and floral and is just a really nice smell. I was also quite surprised at how long the fragrance lasts. After a few hours I could still smell it on myself which I didn’t expect from a body spray. I love to use it just after the shower or just before leaving the house. It’s not quite a perfume and I wouldn’t be using it in replacement of one but I still love it. I could also see myself using it sometimes as an air freshener to give my room a lovely fresh fragrance. For £3.50 I got a 100ml bottle but looking on the website you can also buy a 250ml bottle for £6.50, I think this would be worth the price as you only need a few sprays each time you use it so I can see it lasting. Overall I think I’d give this product a 9/10. ­

I’m really looking forward to trying some more of their products including the Peaches & Clean facial wash and one of their body butters.

Thank you for the brilliant guest post Amy. I haven't tried many soap and glory products but I definitely want to try scrub your nose in it now! Make sure you go and check out Amy's brilliant blog Nail The Look.

As always, thanks for reading!

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Review: Vaseline aloe fresh moisturiser

Hello everyone!

Today's post will be about one of my favourite moisturisers. As you may or may not know, I'm obsessed with aloe vera! For some reason I'm always drawn to aloe vera and this product was no different. I'm not too sure as to where I actually became aware of this product but I knew it just had to be mine so my mum kindly picked up a bottle for me whilst it was on offer.

I'm generally not too much of a fan when it comes to Vaseline products but surprisingly I really enjoy this product and it is definitely an essential when it comes to my skin care.

As you can see from the product above, the consistency is rather runny but I love this as it makes it extremely easy to spread. It also is very thin which is another thing that I love about this product as I don't get the sticky feeling wearing it that I've had with some moisturisers.

Probably my favourite thing about this moisturiser is that you can use it on your face as well as your body which means I don't need two different moisturisers. This smells typically of aloe vera but I love this smell so it isn't a problem for me and as it isn't an overpowering smell I think even people who dislike the smell of aloe vera would still be fine using this.

Overall I'm extremely impressed with the product and this is the only moisturiser I have used since buying it around 6 months ago which shows just how much I love it!

What is your favourite moisturiser?

Friday, 4 January 2013

NOTD: metallic two tone

Hello everyone!

For the New Year's celebrations I wanted to paint my nails but was unsure what to have as recently just having my nails one colour in my eyes is very boring! However, I didn't have the time to do anything too adventurous and therefore settled for having two tone nails (which is definitely becoming a favourite of mine). 

The colours I decided to use to create this look was MUA nail varnish in shade 11 and Essie nail varnish 'smooth sailing'. Is it just me or do these colours together actually remind you of New Year?

I absolutely love this colour combination and I'm extremely impressed with the formula of both of the nail varnishes.

What do you think about this combination?

I also wanted to let you know that I know a lot of my posts recently have been NOTD's but I definitely have different posts coming up including a couple of hauls!

As always, thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Would you like to guest post on mysugarrushx?

Hello everyone!

As you may be aware, I have been extremely busy with university work recently and my blog has definitely suffered with a lack of posts! For a while now I have been thinking about having people do guest posts on my blog and this seems like a perfect time to do this. 

This would definitely help me out a lot and I'd really appreciate it even if only one of you said you are interested!

If you are interested either email me (, tweet me (@mysugarrushx) or comment on this post with either your email or twitter so I can contact you!

Thanks for reading! 

NOTD: metallic nails


I thought I'd show you my nails currently as I'm definitely in love with the metallic colours! Both of the colours I used came from a nail colour collection set called 'woodland escape' which can be purchased from wilkinsons (I did a blog post about the set here).

I absolutely love both of these colours together and for some reason this NOTD reminds me of new years.

Do you like these two colours together?

Thanks for reading!