29 August 2011

~ Favourite High-Street Facial wash ~

Both are from the Neutrogena: Visibly Clear range and i love them simply because they do not break me out and they are very gentle on the skin yet does it's job very well.
Neutrogena 2-in-1 Wash Mask
As a daily facial wash it claims to "reduce spots and keep your skin clear". I have finished the whole tube of it and i must say that it is indeed a good cleanser and left my skin feeling very refreshed and clear~ In conjunction with this product, i've been using other anti blemish products too since i've always had oily and blemish prone skin; so i cannot be sure that its down to this product which reduced my blemishes.

I would definitely repurchase this again because for the price, what you get is worth it. You get a lot of product and it can be used as a facial wash and a mask. The only downside to this is that sometimes its very hard to wash it all off completely since the consistency is very thick ( since it is meant to be used as a mask) so it tend to remain on some areas of the face.

Neutrogena pink grapefruit facial wash
I tend to use this facial wash in the morning because of its refreshing smell and the light gel consistency it has. It feels very pure and clean and leaves a nice moisturised feeling to the skin. I really like the fact that it has a pump packaging so its incredibly easy to dispense the product into the hand and I find that one pump of it is enough for the entire face
This product doesn't really lather up that well so however much u wash the face, that slimy consistency will remain until you wash it off thoroughly with water. Once again, this product did not break me out and it left my skin very soft and clean.

25 August 2011

~ Chanel Morning Rose Dupe ~

China Glaze: PINK-ROX-E 

( Two layers of polish with No Top coat )

I've been too slow this summer to get my hands on the Chanel Nail Vernis: Morning rose, which is the most gorgeous colour i've ever seen. However, after looking at nail polish swatches on blogs around the internet, i have discovered a similar colour to it and it wasn't as expensive too. 

It has a similar pink shade and like the Chanel one, it contains fine micro gold pigments which makes the nail polish look so different and more dimensional compared to standard nail polishes.
I truly love this nail polish and its become my new fave colour to wear on my nails. 

The consistency of it is much like OPI formulas and it was quite runny and not thick like some polishes. The brush was moderately sized but would be better if it was larger. The colour was very sheer yet buildable and the fact that it states that it contains hardeners is just an extra bonus. 
Great Polish, Great colour, Highly Recommend this.


23 August 2011

~ Lipsy London Dress + inspired Nail Design ~

BarryM Nail Paint: 291 - Cobalt blue
BarryM Nail Paint: 47 - Black

Lipsy Panelled Strapless Bodycon dress ~ RRP £55
I needed a dress for going out for my friends birthday, so after browsing around; i came across this lipsy dress which i was attracted to because of the colour and the style. I love how its not too short and its perfect for my height and body shape. The dress itself provides a lot of control and hold; which serves its purpose as a Bodycon dress i guess, but in my opinion, the black bandages material is a bit too stiff so when you move around, the material bunches up in the middle~
One negative aspect of this dress is the Sizing - I got this in a size 10 which just about fits, but when i tried on the size 12....it was ridiculously too big. Overall, i like this dress and definitely worth the price and very slimming and enhances your silhouette. 

~ Mini Dorothy Perkins and New look Haul ~

Navy Twill toggle Cape ~ £69.99 
- Dorothy Perkins

I got 10% off since i had my student discount! its such a cute coat and it has popper buttons as well as the cute toggle fastening detailing. It also has a detachable hood which is perfect for winter rainy days~ I got it in a size Small which fit perfectly even though i did originally pick up the medium one, but when i tried it on, it was way too big. Very comfortable and the material is very good quality!

Strappy Ankle Cowboy Boot~ £24.99
- New Look
Good sturdy material yet comfortable. I love the detailing on these ankle boots because it makes it look very modern and it compliments and completes most outfits. Very comfy to walk in since it has a little heel aswell ~ so its not entirely flat which can sometimes cause discomfort. The price is very good for these too since designs like these from elsewhere would probably cost alot more. Very happy with this purchase and definitely going to be one of my favourite footwear during the autumn time!

16 August 2011

~ Clinique Bonus Time!! ~

Originally i needed to re-purchase my mascara from clinique so i popped down to Boots and i realised that they were doing bonus time so there were certain gifts when u buy up to 2 items or more.
I bought:

- Clinique Self Sun body tint lotion (Light/Medium)
- Clinique Lash power mascara (Black)
- Clinique Anti-Blemish Soap bar

(Click to enlarge pictures)

AND i ended up with all of these.......

Yes, lots of free samples and nice make up bag and a nice tin :D i was so happy! I'm looking forward to trying out these and i will write a review on them soon on this blog. Not only did i get all these products for free, i also received points towards my boots card for buying the products which wasn't so bad i guess ^^

8 August 2011

~ My Scaffold Piercing ~

So around a week ago i went to have my ear scaffold piercing done because i thought that it looks very unique and suits my ear shape quite well. A few years ago, i was really into ear piercings and had multiple of them on each year~ but due to laziness and loss of interest in putting all the earrings in; most of them have closed up.

I have had before a cartilage piercing and that was painful and sore even after a few months, but it eventually healed and i could change the jewellery, so i was a bit hesitant about getting this scaffold piercing done, since its 2 piercings through the cartilage and then placing a bar through.

So this is what my ear looked like with the piercing:

(This photo was taken around 1 hour after the procedure)
~ Jewellery i have in: Titanium 1.6 x 34 ~

D e t a i l s  of   t h e   e x p e r i e n c e :

I went to a reliable and experienced Tattoo and piercing studio as i know that they can be trusted and the piercer there would know what they were doing. Initially, i wanted my piercing to be on my left ear~ but after close examination, the piercer said that it wasn't suitable because my cartilage was too thin and didn't curve round enough to support the bar. However, she said that my right ear was very suitable for the piercing, so i was happy with that and went ahead.
- I had to sign a form to give permission for them to go ahead with the piercing.

She used a cocktail stick to show me the angle that the bar would be inserted to confirm with me. Next she told me to lay down on my side while she got the equipment ready. At this point, i was really nervous and just wanted it to be over asap!
Ok, so she told me to take a deep breath and as i breathed out~ she inserted the needle through the top of my ear first. To my surprise, it actually didn't hurt that much~ i would give it a pain rating of 3/5 for that~ a slight discomfort and i felt pressure on my ear. Next she went onto pierce the second hole~ and i must admit that this one hurt a little more than the first, maybe because all the blood will be already rushed to the ear from the first piercing. Pain rating for second hole would be 4/5~ still bearable and not the most painful i've experienced. 

Everybody's pain tolerance varies, so my pain ratings are just from my experience~ The bar was inserted and i looked in the mirror, and i was pleased with the results.
Overall, for the piercing i paid £40 which included the titanium barbell which i thought was really worth it, knowing i know i can go back anytime if i have any problems with it. The piercer was also very nice and went through all the aftercare information and gave me advice to ensure the healing process goes accordingly~

After 2 or 3 days, there was practically no more discomfort and burning sensation but still tender to touch and sleep on. The piercer informed me that the piercing would take approximately 12 weeks to be fully healed.

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