Little Purchases

Feels like I haven’t posted on here for quite a while, 10 days ago (to be precise) I posted and said that I was aiming to do at least two posts per week and I admit I haven’t been doing great. Apologies. Basically, I had an idea for my post a while back but then I got a stupid cold with a constant bad throat and I just wasn’t in the mood to be editing and posting but now that i’m at the end of it I will be posting on here a lot more regularly as I have a few ideas for this month. Yay!

Although I was full of a cold, I just could not resist a little shop when it became an option so me and my family took a trip to the Trafford Centre last weekend and a few other little places here and there so I thought I’d share with you a couple of things that I bought.

ImageAbove you can see my 5 favourite items that I have purchased this week.

First I’ll go straight to my most recent purchases which are the three beautiful nail polishes. I bought these colours because they were cute pastel colours and just thought they were perfect for the spring season and are my three favourite colours as you will be able to tell from my updated banner at the top of the page.

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I love this Barry M shade because its just so pale and a spring colour. I also realised that I am short of purply colours in my growing collection so I knew there was a need for one. Love it.

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This colour is just so pretty! Its like a pastel coral colour and I just loved it. I’ve been wanting to give the Gelly Hi Shine Nails a whirl for a while and took advantage of the 3 for 2 offer in Boots.

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Now this polish is my absaloute fave. I saw this collection was coming out after reading a few other beauty blogs and then they appeared in my magazine and I fell in love. So when I saw them in boots with the whole 3 for 2 thing going on I just couldn’t resist. All of the shades were beautiful but the Apple Pie was one that I didn’t yet have in my collection – the amazing apple scent is just great too.

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 I saw this product after reading about it on Behind These Closed Eyes which is a blog that I am loving at the minute as she inspires me to use so many products so when she wrote about the Coconut Oil – I pretty much went out and bought it the next day and I love it already. This it great for damaged hair like mine with ridiculous dead ends, yet is also amazing for dry skin. I use this every day and my hair already feels softer. So thank you Kirsty!

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 Last but definitely not least is my AMAZING candle. I bought this on Easter Weekend on a trip to Hebden Bridge in a cute querky shop. They had so many different scents to pick from but I am a total Parma Violets addict and so I just couldn’t leave the shop without buying this. Its currently just an ‘on show’ candle because I just don’t want to use it all so soon so I shall save it a bit longer. Hahaha

Have you got any of these products? Do you have any recommendations? Leave your comments below and I’d be happy to read them

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March Favourites

So my 30 day blog post challenge came to an end when I completed day 30 yesterday. Although I was sad that that part of my blog had come to an end, i’m incredibly excited for the upcoming posts that I wish to blog about. Today, I thought i’d do my very first ‘favourites’ blog post because I’ve read so many blogs that have theres that I thought i’d tell you all about the beauty products that I have been loving recently.

ImageAbove is the pictures of all the products I have been loving recently. They vary from make up products, to nail varnish, to hair products so I hope you enjoy this post!

Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo – Oh my gosh, I absaloutely love this hair product. I bleach my hair A LOT which doesn’t do my hair much good so i decided that I wanted to stop bleaching it as much to give my hair a break in the hope that it will become healthier again. However, when I stopped dying and bleaching my hair blonder I found that every so often my hair would be come a brassy yellow-y colour which I really disliked so I looked into some things that I could buy which would knock out the horrible colours without damaging my hair. And thats when I came across this little miracle. When you first put the shampoo on its quite scary because its literally the bright purple colour that it looks on the picture and I must admit I was slightly scared to put this on my bleached hair but once you lather it in and rinse it out it leaves no purple behind but completely restores the blondeness in your hair. It recommends on the back that you don’t use this product in your regular routine and so I literally only use it when I feel that my hair needs it and it does the trick perfectly. So any bleach blondes out there HAVE to buy this product, its great.

Lee Stafford Hair Growth – Shampoo and Conditioner – I realise that I sound rather obsessed with the Lee Stafford products but honestly, they are absaloutely amazing and I wish i’d have discovered them a lot sooner. When I first saw this product I didn’t really believe what it said it was going to do but because there was like a 3 for 2 deal on at boots I thought i’d give them a whiz and I am so glad that I did because I literally use this product every time I wash my hair. Obviously, my hair didn’t grow like a foot in length after the first use but it has definitely gotten significantly longer. Like I said earlier, a couple of years ago I stupidly decided to dye my hair brown and then a few months later realised how much I hated it and literally bleached my hair completely back to it was before which left my hair ultra damaged and dry. So it took a while for my hair to look healthier again and for it to grow which is why I bought this product and it has definitely grown a few inches in the last few months that I have had it which i’m incredibly pleased with. Plus, both the shampoo and conditioner smell amazing and leave a gorgeous scent in your hair, its beautiful!

Soap and Glory – Clean on me – I hadn’t really used Soap and Glory before until a friend bought me a box of mini Soap and Glory products, and even then I had them sitting in the box looking pretty before I actually started using them a couple of months ago. This ‘Clean on me’ shower gel stood out the most for me because it feels completely cleansing on the skin and smells amazing. It also works well in the bath with the amount of bubbles it creates and i’m a sucker for a hot bubble bath hahaha

 No.7 Stay Perfect Foundation – I only recently started using this and its far better than the others i’ve used and a fraction of the cost. I began using MAC foundation last year and I was literally obsessed with it but when the new No.7 Stay Perfect Foundation was advertised with its fancy little checker thing I really wanted to give it a try to see if it was as good for the £14 and it totally is. I’m so impressed with this product, It feels so light on your face and doesn’t even feel like you have make up on when you first apply it unlike other foundations that I have tried. It also has good coverage although I do still use concealer, it wouldn’t be a big problem if I ran out of it because it does hide the redness of spots and blemishes. It also is really easy to blend and lasts all day. The only problem is that you have to use quite a few squirts so it probably will run out quicker but i’m still on my first bottle and I’ve had it for a while now. I love this foundation and will definitely be buying it again.

Elizabeth Arden Bronzing Powder Duo – I bought this product a while ago when I was on the plane which is slightly odd but the price was amazing as you got the bronzing duo, eye shadow duo, a brush and a lipgloss for about £20 which I thought was a really good price for the amount of things you get for your money. This bronzing powder has a light shade and dark shade with a shimmer to it and it looks so beautiful when applied and it is perfect for contouring. I use this product as part of my make up routine every day and it never fails to look nice.

MAC Mineralize Blush – Dainty – I absaloutely LOVE this blush. I bought this product for my prom and the lady at the counter matched my make up and found shades that were suitable for my skintone. This colour looks quite bright but it blends beautifully and this also has a bit of a shimmer to it and therefore looks good with every day casual make up, yet also looks classy when dressing up smart. I use it everyday and yet it doesn’t seem to have gone down at all in the little case so its definitely a product that will last a while and worth the price.

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish – Soft and Gentle – As you might be able to tell I went a bit crazy at the MAC counter before my prom and bought all sorts but this is amazing! It adds a shimmer and an amazing glow to your face when you have finished your routine and just completes it. I haven’t been wearing it everyday because I don’t want to use it all up so quick and so I save it for when i’m going somewhere to add to my look. I love this product and will be so sad when its all gone!

BarryM Fine Glitter Dust – This glitter dust is just perfect and I wear it every time I go out to add a bit of a sparkle to my eyes. I only use it when i’m going out because it does definitely stand out on your eyes and is more of a ‘dressy’ kind of make up product so would probably look too over the top for a little trip to the shop. It is so pretty though and I really want to purchase some more colours in it that would be suitable for an every day wearing.

Rimmel Nail Polish – Metal Rush – I have been wearing this polish so much recently because it just fascinates me. The colour changes from silver, to purple, to green, depending on the light that its in and it looks so shimmery and beautiful. The nails only need one coat when using the product so doesn’t take too much faffing about and looks so pretty with a glitter top coat (I do this all the time because it looks like stars hahaha). It is so easy to apply and wearable with every outfit possible due to the changing colour, i absaloutely love it.

What are your favourite beauty products of March? Have you purchased any of the products above? Leave your comments below