Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Super Facialist by Una Brennan

I spotted this range in boots and decided to pick up the tea flower pore purifying clay mask.

It is a detoxifying mask to unclog pores and restore skin balance so it appealed to me a lot! It contains salicylic acid, dead sea mud, calcium, potassium and iron which all help decongest the skin and absorb oil. It also has avocado oil and acacia honey so it is also moisturising and full of vitamins at the same time!

It is not as thick as other clay masks but still thick enough. I apply it for 10 minutes and oh my gosh the smell is so lovely! If you are ever in boots take a sniff it's so nice! Like lavender/clay/fresh scent. It dries after around 7 minutes and then I wash it off. After use my skin feels clean, toned and fresh! I really recommend it if you struggle with oily skin and congested clogged pores. Have you tried any products from this range?

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Crispy Cakes for Easter!

Hello lovelies! 
I have an easy peasy recipe for crispy cakes perfect for easter!


60g/2 oz butter
3 table spoons golden syrup
1 x 100g bar of chocolate
90g/ 3 oz rice krispies
2 table spoons nutella (optional)
A pack of mini eggs

-Melt the chocolate in small bursts in the microwave or in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.

-Add butter, cut in to small pieces, stir until melted.
-Add the syrup, stir.
-Add the rice krispies and stir in to the chocolate mix, gently and add nutella if you would like.
-Spoon in to 12 bun cases.
-Add a few mini eggs on top.
-Leave to cool. 

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Barry M Gelly Hi-shine nail paint

The Barry M Gelly nail paints are a thicker and more shiny consistency to the normal nail paints giving an effect close to gel nails! I got mine in the shade Dragonfruit 305 which is a barbie pink shade with blue undertones. I might go back and get a couple more because I believe they are on offer since I love this so much! It dries quickly, is very pigmented and the finish is gorgeous! Have you tried these yet? :)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Bare minerals matte review

I've always been interested in the skin beneficial concept of using mineral foundations but never actually tried any so I got this on a whim! I got the matte version and was matched with the shade light W15 which was a great match for my NC30 skin tone.

I thought it wouldn't give a very good coverage but you can actually 'swirl tap buff' it into a full flawless coverage which looks beautiful! I hated the rough scratchy bare minerals brush the SA used on me so I used the real techniques buffing brush instead which worked much better!

Unfortunately the staying power for me was the downfall as it melted off in a couple of hours after getting slightly oily around my nose but I'm sure a primer would help.

Another thing I noticed was my skin started to feel a little itchy after wearing it and that has never happened to me before and I'm not sure whether it was down to the bare minerals but I will continue to work with it and see if it is or not so overall I have mixed feelings about it!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's day!

A mother is someone to shelter and guide us,
To love us, whatever we do,
With a warm understanding and infinite patience,
And wonderful gentleness, too.
How often a mother means swift reassurance
In soothing our small, childish fears,
How tenderly mothers watch over their children
And treasure them all through the years.
The heart of a mother is full of forgiveness
For any mistake, big or small,
And generous always in helping her family
Whose needs she has placed above all.
A mother can utter a word of compassion
And make all our cares fall away,
She can brighten a home with the sound of her laughter
And make life delightful and happy,
A mother possesses incredible wisdom
And wonderful insight and skill-
In each human heart is that one special corner
Which only a mother can fill!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

A spring/summer time outfit idea...

Pink Rose Print Notch Neck Top £12.99 - New look

Coral Pink Cable Knit Boyfriend Cardigan £17.99 - New look

Pink Frabric Stone Bracelet £10.00 - Dorothy Perkins

Supersoft Skinny Leigh Jeans £38.00 - Topshop

Floral Ditsy Print Handbag £40.00 - River Island

Vintage style Rose Earrings £7.50 - Dorothy Perkins

Shoes £35.00 - Topshop