Sunday, 28 April 2013

little place of heaven ... my walk in wardrobe

I have been wanting to do this post for ages.. however I waited until everything was in place before I showed you my walk in wardrobe, I am so so happy with it, its literally perfect. Now I don't want to be negative, but just for the people who will think I'm spoilt because of this, because I know some will, we have just moved house, we used to live in a 2 bedroom small cottage style terraced house and now we live in a large 3 bed semi. I am an only child and the third bedroom isn't really needed for anything in particular, so I was allowed to have it as a walk in wardrobe. I do pay rent and I have agreed to let my rent go up because I have this extra room, so just to clear that all up I haven't just got this all for free.
Right, now that's over and done with, I can finally show my walk in wardrobe, this posts is going to be all pictures and then all the information will be at the end.

(the end result)

❥ the white clothes bars on the wall, are the Mulig from IKEA. £4.50 each. BARGAIN
❥ the shelving was left here by the previous owners so I have no idea where that's from
❥  the mannequin was from Dunelm 
❥ the two drawer floral white wicker storage unit was from Dunelm. 
❥ white wicker storage on the shelves were from Amazon.
  ❥ light shade is from Dunelm

This room is literally my favourite place in the world at the moment, I am still finding it so weird that I do my hair and makeup in my bedroom, and then I walk across the landing to another room to get my clothes, its a strange feeling, but I am so lucky to be able to have this room. I still need to find somehow to store my handbags as I have a ridiculous amount but that doesn't need to be done straight away so I am not too worried.

Hope you like this post, if you have any ideas of how I can store my handbags then please let me know, I would be so grateful.

Rebecca xo

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Boots Haul

Yesterday, I went to Boots, only quickly, literally ran in and ran out, however I still managed to spend almost £40!!! I wish beauty, skin and haircare products weren't so expensive :(

What I Bought:
Boots own Extra Firm Hold Hairspray - £1.65
Boots own Natural Hold Hairspray - £1.65
(on offer for 2 for £3.00)
Dove Go Fresh Pomegrante and Lemon Verbena Deodorant - £2.89
Soap & Glory Lid Stuff Eyeshadow - £10.00
(on offer when you spend over £12.00 on Soap & Glory)
Revlon Colour Stay foundation in Buff - £12.49
Revlon Nearly Naked Powder in Light - £7.99
Revlon Lip Butter in Watermelon - £7.99
(3 for 2 on Revlon, so got the lip butter for free)
Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eyeliner in Grey - £4.99
Rimmel Exaggerate Automatic Waterproof Eyeliner in Aqua Sparkle - £3.99
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - £4.19

What do you find increases your bill in Boots?

Rebecca xo

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Face Of The Day

Took this photo spontaneously and it looked surprisingly good, you can actually see my make up, so I thought I would use it as a Face Of The Day.

Foundation: Revlon Colour Stay in Buff
Concealer - Revlon Photo Ready in Light
Collection Lasting Perfection in Light 2
Powder: Revlon Photo Ready in Light/Medium

Eyeliner: Bourjois Queen Attitude Kohl Kajal
Mascara: Seventeen Dolled Up

Blusher: Soap & Glory Love at First Blush

 Lip Stick: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in Lovesick

Whats your everyday make up staples?

Rebecca xo

Soap & Glory Haul..

woah, its fair to say I haven't  blogged on here for quite a while .. *slaps wrist*.. that's mainly because I am still settling into my new house and I also have created another blog to document my weight loss journey that I have embarked on, I post on that blog every evening, so that took over from here for a little, but I am back, got lots of posts lined up, and what better way to start, than with a haul.. not just any haul, a Soap & Glory haul.
I have gone a little Soap & Glory mad, well.. its safe to say I am addicted to their products.

This is purely skin and hair care, no cosmetics, I can post that another time..
For one, I just love the fact that all their products are pink, my favourite colour and they really brighten up my make up table.

Foam Call - dual use Shower and Bath Wash
This stuff is gorgeous, it makes my skin feel really soft, I tend to find that some shower gels can make my skin feel rough after its been washed however this one does not. You get loads in the tube, and the pump on the top makes life a whole lot easier because you can't drop it and spray shower gel everywhere. This was £6.50 for 500ml.
Shower Puff.
Theirs not much I can really say about a power puff, I used to hate them, but this one is rather compact and stays together. I use it with the shower wash so that it lathers up a lot. It was pretty cheap, only £3.50
Glad Hair Day Shampoo and Glad Hair Conditioner.
These hated my hair, 100% wouldn't repurchase, they loved my mums, but turned my hair into a frizz ball, looked like I had put my finger in an electric socket.. not attractive. They were £2.50 each for 50ml.

 Dr Spot.
This is my new best friend, I bought it because I needed to buy something else to benefit from the 3 for 2 offer, so I picked it up because I had broken out badly, and I am so glad I did buy this, its fantastic!!! I am not going to say much more because I am going to do a full review on it very soon. This was £8.00 for 15ml.
Peaches and Clean.
This 4 in 1 cleansing milk, first of smells incredible, literally makes your face smell like a fruit bowl, personally I only need one pump of the products so it makes the whole product last longer. Your meant to use it in the evening to take your make up off, however I take my eye make up off first with proper make up remover, and then use the Peaches and Clean to remove my face make up.. and rather naughtily I use it in the morning as a cleanser, because my skin loves it so much. This was £7.00 for 200ml.
Mist You Madly.
I am usually a perfume girl, not a body spray, but this product is an exception, it smells delicious, I happily apply this 3/4 times a day, it has completely taken over from all the perfumes I own at the moment. Its so flowery and fruity, its just so different from the perfumes that our out in the shops at the moment. Its £6.50 for 250ml.
Hand Maid.
Its an antibacterial hand cleanser, perfect for putting in your bag and being able to get out and use whenever you need. You really don't need a lot of this product, a little goes a long way. This was £2.50 for 50ml.

Daily Smooth Body Butter.
I haven't used this a lot yet because I own lots of  body lotion, butters etc, but on the occasions that I have used it, its very creamy, absorbs into the skin nicely, no sitting around waiting for it to dry, and no film like residue is left on your skin afterwards either. This was £2.50 for 50ml
Butter Yourself.
This is the thickest formula for body butter I have ever felt, its so rich and smoothing. I only need a little amount of this products because it spreads so easily over my skin. I can honestly say I prefer this to my Body Shop body butters and I never thought I would say that. This is £10.50 for 300ml.
Scrub 'em and Leave 'em and The Righteous Butter.
I haven't tried either of these yet, because as you may have noticed, I  have a lot of  products to try. The Scrub 'em and Leave 'em is a body buff for the shower, every similar to their Sugar Crush just without the gorgeous smell and The Righteous Butter is another body lotions which isn't so thick. They were both £2.50 for 50ml

Well, anyone else have an addiction to Soap & Glory? or  an addiction to another brand, let me know in the comments.

Rebecca xo

Sunday, 31 March 2013

March Favourites

I have never done a monthly favorites post before or even a favorites post, but this month their has been quite a few products that I have been really really loving and I thought that it would be a perfect reason to do my first favorites.

Skin Care:
1) Neutrogena, Visibly Clear, Blackhead Eliminating Cleansing Lotion.
I don't really suffer a lot with blackheads however when they do decide to appear on my nose, then hundred of them appear at once and attack my nose, so I decided to finally do something about it, I vaguely new about this product from it's adverts on the telly, so I went searching for it in Boots, they sell the cleansing lotion and a face scrub, now I don't use face scrubs purely because I forget that their in the bathroom and I end up not using them, so it becomes a waste, so  I got the cleansing lotion. It has been FANTASTIC! It completely cleared up my blackheads, and it has kept them at bay, I apply it morning and night, just to my nose, it says you can apply it to your whole face and neck but I did that a few times and it made my eyes water and sting because its quite a strong product. I 100% recommend this product because it did exactly what it said it would and didn't cause me to break out.
 - £3.99 for 200ml from Boots, and because you don't need a lot, it lasts a long time.

2) Nivea, Daily Essentials, Rich Regenerating, Night Cream.
I only bought this because I love the day cream, and was applying the day cream at night, as well as the morning and I was going through the product way to quickly. I got the one for dry and sensitive skin, I don't have dry skin but I do have sensitive skin, and this night cream makes my face feel so moisterised before bed that personally it makes me feel refreshed before I go to bed, it just reminds me that all my make up is off and my skin is clean.
- £4.35 for 50ml from Boots, I get this when its on buy one get one free.

3) Nivea, Daily Essentials, Refreshing Toner.
I fancied a change, I have used Simple's toner for years, and I think my skin just got bored of it, so I switched to this, I went for Nivea because they are a skincare company which always have good reviews. I use this toner morning and night, just apply it all over my face, and I can confirm it is refreshing. It's always cold, so for me wakes my face up in the morning. Its soft on my skin, didn't cause me to break out, and left my skin feeling nice, not as if I still had a layer of product on my face, which it what my Simple one started to do.
- £3.59 for 200ml from Boots, I am going to repurchase this when it's on offer, so I have a spare.

Make Up:
1) Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart. I own quite a few of the lip butters, but at the moment this colour is my favourite, I put it on straight after I have done my make up and before I do my hair, so that I have a full face of make up before I style my hair. I have also found that this colour goes perfectly with my bright blonde hair. Revlon lip butters are so nourishing, creamy and transfer quite a lot of colour, and I have also found that they colour doesn't where off straight away.
- £7.99 from Boots, and I have just seen that they have recently brought out some new colours :)

2) Revlon Colour Stay Foundation in the shade Buff. I struggle with foundation, I think I have found the perfect colour match, and then at some point, it will make me look orange, which is why I switched to Garnier BB Cream, which gives my skin a perfect glow but not enough coverage. I have heard a lot about this foundation, so I decided to give it ago, I matched myself to the second lightest shade and I have used it for about 2 weeks now and it has been amazing, the coverage is fantastic it lasts all day, doesn't cake on my skin and I only have to use a small amount. 
- £12.49 for 30ml from Boots, it's slightly pricey but it does everything it says it would.

3) Revlon Photo Ready Concealer in Light. I bought this because it was next to the foundation, and it is actually beating Collections lasting perfection concealer for me at the moment, its a cream texture, covers all my blemishes, blends really well into my skin, and isn't visible on my skin after all my foundation has worn off (like my lasting perfection) I went for the shade Light because the Light/Medium was slightly orange on my skin after I had blended it in.
- £6.49 from Boots, will repurchase this when it's the 3 for 2 event.

4) Revlon Photo Ready Face Powder in Light/Medium. I am a massive face powder fan, I have a large pot of translucent powder, and was going through it too quickly so I got the powder when it was 3 for 2. I know the foundation is colour stay and the powder is photo ready but they work brilliantly together, it sets my foundation perfectly, doesn't remove the foundation whilst I am brushing it onto my face. I wanted to get the shade Light but the Boots I went to was out of stock of it, but I actually prefer the Light/Medium because it means I don't have to wear bronzer.
- £11.29 for 7g from Boots, definitely my new favourite powder.

Soap & Glory

1) Soap & Glory Mist You Madly body spray, I got this from my parents at Christmas, but where we were moving house, it went straight into a box, and I forgot about it until last week when I found it again. I have literally fallen in love with this scent. Its so sweet and floral, I have worn it every single day for the last week. It is so nice that my mum has gone and bought herself one.
- £6.50 for 200ml from Boots.

2) Soap & Glory Dr Spot. I bought this because it was 3 for 2 on Soap & Glory and I didn't fancy anything else, and I have suffered with spots lately, and this product has been amazing, its a clear gel, that you put on where-ever and whenever you feel a spot and it reduces redness and clears them up. It definitely reduces redness, I put it on a night and my spots where less prominent in the morning, I think it actually pro-longed the time the spots were on my skin but they have cleared up and no pain, whereas if I would have popped them, I could of had a scab or mark for ages but the spot would of been gone quicker. So in the long run, I'd prefer to use Dr Spot than popping spots.
- £8.00 for 15ml from Boots.

3) Soap & Glory Love at First Blush, blushing powder. I have worn this for months and months. It's beautiful, absolutely beautiful. It lasts for a long time, you don't have to apply loads, it's rather pigmented and once on your cheeks, it has a slight shimmer which in the sun looks so pretty.
- £11.00 for 7.5g from Boots.

That's all my favourites at the moment, what's yours?

Rebecca xo

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

new blog! new blog! new blog!

I have created a new blog, I am still going to continue this beauty blog, but keep this blog purely for beauty and fashion, however my new blog is all about my Slimming World Journey. I have joined Slimming World, to help me lose some weight for the summer, and for my trip to Borneo. 
I am going to me posting daily food diaries, weekly weigh in updates, recipes and much more, to keep me motivated and keep me on track.

I would love it if you popped over and had a look, and give me a follow.

Lots of Love

Rebecca xo

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Vintage BirdCage Lamp

I love anything shabby chic and I am going to decorate my new bedroom Shabby Chic, I have got quite a few pieces so far, and the one thing I have been desperate to get my hands on, its a vintage style birdcage, I saw one in Dunelm Mill which was beautiful, however the cream fake flowers inside would get dusty pretty quick and it would of been difficult to clean. So, their me and my mum were, wandering around the home department at Wilkinsons and I spotted the most perfect bed side lamp ever.

 I instantly picked it up, didn't even look at the price and bought it. I believe it was either £18 or £25, I know that's a big gap but I really cant remember and I am not sure where my receipt is. It shines so bright but surprisingly you can hardly see the bulb through all the crystal like beads.


The little birdy on the top is just adorable. If you know of anywhere that sells cute, quirky vintage and/or shabby chic pieces, then please let me know.. I love to get more :)

Rebecca xo