Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Superdrug Haul

I was in need of a few 'essentials' but was too lazy to go into town so...I ended up placing an order online with Superdrug! I actually prefer Superdrug to Boots because not only does Superdrug stock MUA and Makeup Revolution products, but I find that the prices are mostly comparatively cheaper. Also, Superdrug offers free shipping over £10 which is really not hard to do at all. Since Superdrug has a 3 for 2 mix & match offer across all cosmetics as well as a 'better than 1/2 price' deal on some items, I thought it'd be rude not to pick up some items that I wanted to try out whilst I'm on the site...well that's the excuse I'm going with :P

So these items are my 'essentials' i.e things that are my 'to get' list for a while now... I'm going to get a hair curler so naturally I needed hair spray. I've used both the Garnier makeup remover and the Superdrug nail remover a few times now and I can say that both get a thumbs up for me! Of course, more in depth review will be coming.

Now these items are more of 'wants' rather than 'needs' :P I got myself the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer because I've heard such great reviews about them. Then, to take advantage of the 3 for 2 offer, I thought I'd try some MUA and Makeup Revolution lip products as I wanted to get something that can be a good everyday lippie for university to make me look more awake than I really am.

I love...Body Butter in 'Mango & Papaya' and 'Raspberry & Blackberry'   £1.48 each

  Now that the harsh colder weather is approaching, I thought I better keep my skin hydrated and moisturized...especially since I've got pretty dry skin. However, I didn't want to splurge on the Body Shop Body Butters so I thought I'd give these cheaper alternatives a go. After all, they were under £3 for both.

MUA Nail Polish in Deepest Purple, Ocean Blue, Truffle Cream & Midnight £1 each
Makeup Revolution Nail Polish in Cool Days, Gravity Pulls You Thru & Heaven's Above £1 each

  Now comes my guilty pleasure - nail polish. I just feel like collecting one of every single colour on earth and I have this weird satisfaction of seeing the array of colours on my desk. Thank goodness for MUA and Makeup Revolution's £1 nail polish as well as Superdrug's 3 for 2 deal! Anyway, I picked out a mixture of darker A/W shades as well as some more lighter ones. I'm currently wearing Makeup Revolution's 'Heaven's Above' and I am absolutely loving the colour. Can't say the same about the formula, but I shall talk about that in my review!

  Considering I spent a total of £24.48 for all of these items, I'd say that it' s not bad at all! Of course, I will review all of these so don't forget to watch this space!

Have you tried any of these products before? Do you prefer Boots or Superdrug? 

Recent steals & deals
F&F - £10 off when you spend £50 (Code: WINTERWARDROBE
Missguided - 20% off Separates (Code: MIXIT) 05/11 @ 23:59
Motel Rocks - 20% off sequins (Code: LIGHTUP20)
The Body Shop - Buy 2 Get 2 items Free (Code: B2G2FREE) 11/11 @ 9am
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Monday, 3 November 2014

5 senses of October

I know I know, my posting schedule has been terrible non-existent lately...but I promise that I am trying so hard to improve on that! Anyway, I thought I'd introduce a new segment onto the blog called '5 senses' which is basically a fancy & catchy way of saying 'My Favourites of the Month to hear, smell, see, taste and touch'.

Hear: The thudding sound of my black lace boots

  I absolutely adore these pair of boots. The best part? I got them for only £6 on Depop!!! Granted they were secondhand, but they still looked relatively new and are absolutely gorgeous and comfy. I can wear them to walk around campus and to my lectures all day, as well as on nights out. Not quite sure what brand these are because it didn't say...but I found one that is eerily similar on eBay

Smell: The sweet warm vanilla sugar scent of my Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer

  So including hand sanitizer is a little weird, but if you know Bath and Body Works hand sanitizers, then you will know that they come in a massive range of scents and since vanilla is my favourite scent of all time, this is a perfect combination. Sometimes, I use it just because I want my hands to smell delicious. You can get them on the Bath & Body Works website in the USA, or if you live in the UK, this seller sells quite a few scents.

See: The gorgeous deep red Makeup Revolution nail polish in shade 'Heaven's Above'

  I recently picked up this beautiful nail polish in the shade 'Heaven's Above' at Superdrug and I'm in love with the colour. It's a deep red with hints of purple that makes it the perfect autumn/winter shade. I'm going to do a review of it (along with the other shades I bought) really soon, but until then, you can see a tiny peek of the colour on my nails in those pictures. Also, they're only £1 each and Superdrug has a 3 for 2 offer going on now!!!!

Touch: My smooth moisturized lips after using the Vaseline lip therapy in Cocoa Butter

  I was considering putting this in the 'smell' category because this smells so amazing and yummy. To be honest, I wouldn't have picked this up if it wasn't for the smell...but that's beside the point :P I find this little tub of goodness a great lip balm as it makes my lips hydrated, smooth and moisturized - something we need in the colder months. I'll provide a more in depth review of this soon, but for now, you can get this at Poundland for well, a pound (like I did) or if you don't have one near you, SuperdrugBootsTesco and Wilko stock this too!

Taste: The delicious chocolatey-orange taste of Jaffa Cakes

  Oh Jaffa Cakes, where have you been all my life?! So after 5 weeks in the UK, it's not until recently that I've discovered this amazing slice of heaven named Jaffa Cakes. Normally, I dislike anything orange flavoured, but this...I can eat it all day... I often stock up on the Tesco Value ones because #poorunistudent, and they're becoming increasingly bad for me because I keep the box in my room and I just snack on them all the time... But can you blame me? 

  Anyway, I hope you enjoy this new segment of my blog! Do let me know what you think in the comments below (:

P.S: I'm clearing my overflowing wardrobe so do check out my Depop and eBay for bargains!

Recent steals & deals
F&F£10 off when you spend £50 (Code: WINTERWARDROBE) // 25% off coats and jackets 
Boohoo - 15% off everything (Code: ENJOY) 02/11 @ 23:59
ASOS - 25% off  winter wins // Up to 60% off warm feet 03/11 @ 8am
Motel Rocks£10 off when you spend £50 (Code: BROKE10) //  Get 25% off with UniDays 03/11 @ 9am
Missguided - 20% off winter warmers (Code: WARMERS20) 03/11 @ 23:59

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Transition to Fall with Julep

  When Abbey from Julep contacted me to do a post about transition your nail polish from those bright summer shades to beautiful ones, I was on board. Fall nail colours actually excite me because I'm more into the darker, classier and more mysterious shades that complements this time of year. The handy infographic below showcases some of the top summer shades and its fall equivalent - so if you spy your favourites, you know which to try next. 

  For my mood board, I've decided to choose the shade 'Beverly' which is a described as a boysenberry creme - sounds super yum.

  To make the glamorous deep purple shade stand out, I've decided to go with my favourite A/W print - tartan, and chose two different colour variations to mix it up a little. I paired this dark green based tartan smock dress with a red based tartan scarf and a neutral trench coat that can keep you all warm and snuggly as temperatures drop. Of course, what fall look is complete without a classic pair of chunky black boots! This mixture of dark and neutral shades will compliment the vampy purple without looking too gloomy - after all, that's what the weather's for!

What's your favourite fall shade this season?
Need more shades? Julep has got you covered.

P.S: Don't forget to check out my eBay and Depop  for clothes and more at great bargain prices!!

Recent steals & deals

Missguided - 15% student discount with UniDays - limited time!
20% off dresses (Code: DRESSES20) 23/10 
Boohoo - 24% off layering (Code: STYLEIT) 23/10 
Free UK Saver delivery on orders over £35 (Code: YAY35) 
Motel Rocks - 20% off playsuits (Code: PLAYOCT20) 
The Body Shop - Extra 40% off sale (Code: SALE)
Urban Outfitters - Extra 20% off sale! (Code: 20EXTRA)
Fragrance Direct - Buy 5 get 1 free on Rimmel, Maybelline, Bourjois, W7 products
Quiz Clothing - 20% off selected knitwear and boots
ASOS - Further reductions! 70% sale on now!
Fashion Union - Get 30% off with UniDays - limited time only!
F&F - Get additional 15% off sale with UniDays - limited time!
Miss Selfridge - Additional 15% off sale with UniDays - limited time!

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