As we’re at the end of the month, I thought it was a good time to be doing a monthly favourite post and hands down it is this beautiful bottle of rosey goodness! I guess it’s a bit like the Caudalie Beauty Elixir in that it’s not an essential part of a beauty regime but it is a lovely little luxury to have. And we all love little luxuries don’t we? I know I do!
I have been using this for the past month (I got it in sale at Beauty Bay – woo! It’s now £13.25) and love it to use as a toner in the morning but what it’s fantastic at is setting my make-up. I put my face on this and give it a few ‘skooshes’ of this – a heavenly smell, dewy finish (dries in eventually), and makes my foundation stay put that little bit longer. Yum!
I love the packaging – the bottle is a compact glass affair (I love glass bottles!) and looks good on my dressing table!
My boyfriend always comments on how yummy I smell whenever I’ve used it so that’s got to be a plus point right? I would definitely recommend it to those of you who love anything rose scented. If you don’t, then steer clear! It’s also worked great with my sensitive skin as it’s normally very fussy. This is the first of Jurlique’s products that I’ve tried but it’s safe to say that I will definitely be checking out the rest of their range. I love natural beauty products and so does my skin!
What do you think of Jurlique? Do you have any favourites from their range?
Chances are if you’ve seen images of ‘to die for’ leather jackets cut to perfection with effortlessly chic style in soft buttery leather, then it’s most probably from Muubaa. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve come across a jacket on Pinterest or Tumblr, fallen in love with it only to find out it’s from this seriously cool brand. What’s more, they’re from right here in the UK.
Their leather wares (they don’t just stop at jackets) are pieces of art with each being hand finished and crafted with dye treatments, vintage wash effects, and sculpted collars and cuffs.This is reflected in the prices but I still think they are very reasonable for the quality. It is a major wardrobe investment but one that will last you a lifetime and won’t ever go out of style.
Their head designer, Christiana Nicolaou, recently described their customer to Vogue online: “She is a fashion leader and styles herself with originality and unexpected combinations. She is creative and a bit of a risk taker both in life and fashion.”
That sounds good to me! Time to start saving! Fans of the brand include Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, and Millie Macintosh.
What do you think about Muubaa? Are you lucky enough a jacket? They have a sale on at the moment so get on over there!
I had to do this post to tell you about this amazing product! I’m not normally impressed (or fooled) by snazzy names that usually don’t live up to their claims but today I was stopped in my tracks by this wee pot of amazingness!
I bought it as a part of a recent Boots.com order and confess that I was actually intending to buy the new Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover but as I was reading the reviews on Boots, someone recommended this as being a lot better. I went to the product page, saw the great reviews for Pretty Quik, and saw the £2.50 price tag (Bourjois is £4.99) and thought I’d take a punt!
When my order arrived this morning, I thought I’d throw it in at the deep end and try it with 3 coats of NARS Thakoon Anardana (reviewed here) plus a top coat. I put my thumb in and twisted it around a few times as instructed, TOTALLY expecting it to come out having made no difference but I removed my nail to find all the polish coats had DISAPPEARED! My jaw literally dropped!
Ladies of the world, go out and buy this miracle product now! How much time will we all save? Now I know I can remove my polish in a jiffy I’ll be trying out a lot more polish colours! Yippee!
Have you tried Pretty Quik? Or know something similar? Leave a comment
There I was casually browsing through one of my magazines (I have a completely unhealthy addiction but that’s for another post) and then BAM….I was hit in the face with an image of an amazing statement necklace. It gave me the “I must have that NOW” feeling as I imagined teaming it with a plain tee, some skinnies and heels to show off it’s wonderful, sparkly, in your face, statement. So I virtually trotted off to mango.com to add it to my basket.
Now I must admit, I don’t have a great relationship with Mango, we used to be friends but we kind of drifted apart and now have gotten to the stage where we’re quite distant and unfamiliar. I don’t know how it happened exactly as during my university days it used to be a regular stop on shopping expeditions and I could always count on it to have the perfect top for a Friday night at the Student Union. They came back on my radar again recently with the Kate Moss campaign but it wasn’t enough to entice me in for a browse. Until I was slapped in the face by the fish necklace!
After the holy grail of neckwear had landed in my basket I decided to have a browse around and discovered that their accessories this season are all kinds of awesome. It’s brimming with statement pieces to mix in with your wardrobe and give it some punch. I found it hard to narrow it down but below are some of my favourite picks! A lot of the pieces are from the Mango Touch collection which is the brand’s new store concept dedicated to accessories! There aren’t any in the UK yet but I am damn well hope there will be soon….but my purse doesn’t!
Multi-Colour Chandelier Earrings £29.99, Leather Hook Close Belt £34.99, Neck Scarf £9.99, Stud Messenger Bag £99.99, Crystal Ball Ring £22.99,
Fringed Bangle £22.99 , Sunglasses £22.99, Multi Chain Crystal Necklace £49.99, Black Leather & Chain Belt £34.99, Oversize Stones Ring £27.99,
Magenta Belt £14.99 , Collar Necklace £14.99
Unfortunately the fish necklace is no longer on their website which must mean they’ve sold out. Hopefully they’ll be able to restock!
What do you think about Mango? Do you have a favourite piece? Would love to hear about it! Leave me a comment .
I ummed and ahhed about writing this review for a while but then decided that I didn’t want my blog to just be about the newest Chanel lipstick or a designer’s latest resort collection, I want to tell you lovely people about products I like and that work, regardless of how ‘un-chic’ they might be. If my best friend felt the need to recommend a deodorant and a razor to me because she felt they were that good, then I’d damn well want to hear about it! So I hope you do too!
So here we go! First up it’s Nivea Dry Confidence Deodorant. Yes it’s a roll-on which may be a bit 1990 but if it works better than any other deodorant you’ve tried, do you really care? I actually came across this by accident, it was a last minute airport purchase before a holiday but it’s been a staple in my bathroom cupboard ever since. I like it because it does exactly what it says on the tin: it keeps me dry, it literally lasts all day and beyond, it doesn’t leave white marks, and it gets rid of any odours and I don’t mean mask odours where you get that weird BO and scent mix – GROSS! Although, there is a very light scent when you apply it, after that there is nothing. The BEST thing about this deodorant is that you forget you’ve got deodorant on and you don’t even think about it once after applying it. Surely that’s what every girl wants? Luckily the reviews on Boots agree with me. Not that you need another reason to give it a whirl but it’s only £1.05 on Boots - serious bargain!
Next up it’s the Gilette Venus Proskin Sensitive Razor & Blades. Shaving has got to be one of the most tedious tasks in a lady’s routine. Men say they have it bad with their facial area but they should think themselves bloody lucky they’ve only got one surface area to think about! Talking about faces, I’ve spoken before about the sensitive skin on my fizzog (another scottishism) well I also have the same trouble with my pins! They aren’t great fans of shaving and before I snapped up this razor, they would come up in rashes, be itchy and generally irritated after each shave. I tried lots of aftershave treatments but nothing really helped – I didn’t even think a different razor would make a difference! Well I thought wrong – from the first time I used this it was like I had completely different skin! No irritation, a very close shave, a pleasure to use, the blades are great and I don’t find myself frequently going over the same areas like I used to – the blades also last a long time. The downside is that it isn’t the cheapest with the razor being £9.99 and replacement blades being £9.69 for 3 and £17.99 for 6. However, as mentioned, the blades do last a long time and for me it’s definitely worth it to have smooth and happy legs! Again the Boots online reviews seem to think the same. When you need to buy a new razor – give this one a try .
What do you think of my very unglamorous review post? Hope it was helpful and would love to hear your thoughts!
When I first set eyes on the Thakoon for NARS nail polish collection I got minor palpitations, well not really but I was VERY excited. Apparently, it was inspired by the rich and jewel like colours that you can find in the glorious indian spice/dye markets. When I was at uni I used to have a poster on my wall which was a shot of the bags at a market full of the dye powder in these incredible hues – so I can definitely understand the inspiration.
Anyway, I had an ASOS discount code so I thought I’d treat myself to one polish. I did a bit of research online (thank you Christine @ Temptalia!) for some swatches and finally decided on Anardana which looked to be very an intense cerise pink. I am lacking some pink polishes so thought this was best to go for. At this point I noticed a major difference between the press pictures of the colours and how they looked in the flesh – ie. not so vibrant (I cried a little inside). But thought I’d give it a whirl as I hadn’t tried a NARS polish before!
It arrived a day later in the standard beautiful NARS packaging. I whipped it out and put it on my nails immediately and my first thought was “Hmmmm”! As I had suspected, the colour is a more muted version of that shown in the press shots but it also looks a lot different on your nails than in the bottle.
I’ve struggled to capture the exact colour in the photos but it’s actually more of a pinky red than a reddy pink shade. I don’t hate the colour but it’s not what I was expecting and just don’t feel it’s very ‘me’! However, strangely I would love to find the same shade in lipstick (we’ll get on to my eternal red lipstick hunt soon).
The biggest plus point of my Thakoon debacle is that I love the NARS polish formula! Easy to apply and very glossy so I’ll definitely be investing in more when the time comes! What do you think of the Thakoon collection? Could you recommend any other NARS shades?
P.S. Excuse the dodgy pictures! I’m waiting on some new lighting and a tripod arriving
Thanks for reading!
From this day forth, Friday shall be known as ‘Fash It Up Friday’. I will mark each FIUF with a collection of lovely wearable things that I’m particularly loving! Hopefully it doesn’t cause me to buy too many of them or the bank manager will be knocking before too long. This particular collection is perhaps not very fitting for this weekend as it’s currently weeing it down and blowing a hoolie (there’s another scottishism for you!). But in these times of weatherly need we all require a bit of cheering up and hopefully this does the trick. I’m quite partial to a bit of print clashing, so if you’re not a fan – overt your eyes now! I think these pieces could look great mashed together or equally fab if you interspersed them into your normal wardrobe for a bit of a statement. Hope you like it!
Vest (Topshop) £22 , Lipstick ‘Funny Face’ (NARS) £17.50, Shorts (Topshop) £32, Wedges (Topshop) £78, Sunglasses (Mango) £22.99
Ring (Astley Clarke) £65 , Necklace (Mango) £14.99, Bracelet (H&M) £3.99, Cuff (ASOS) £10, Hat (H&M) £6.99
So! I have developed a new love for nail polish. Unfortunately my application skills don’t match my levels of enthusiasm for these lovely glass bottles of colour! I’m hoping you can bear with me on this and ignore my slightly dodgy painting. But hey – I’m going to get lots of practice so hopefully I’m improve! What I also hope will improve is the condition of the skin around my nails – might have to go and do my homework on some good products to help. Recommendations welcome! I’m not a great fan of long nails on myself, they give me the ‘heebie jeebies’ which I think is Scots for ‘the willies’ or maybe that’s Scots too but anyway I don’t like the feel of them and I prefer the look of shorter nails with some nice polish – it seems a bit more edgy to me!
Right ’bout time I stopped waffling and we got on to the star attraction which is the very lovely Lilac Dream polish by Models Own. My boyfriend bought me 2 of their box sets for Christmas as I had never tried them before and it was love at first brush! I love how easily they apply and how glossy they are. I bought this particular shade as part of the Ice Cream Sundae box set and Lilac Dream is by far my favourite polish from the set. It’s just the right type of Lilac for me, I’d call it a lavender shade with a tiny drop of neon to make it pop. It really works with my pale skin tone and seems to make my fingers look like they’ve had a bit of a tan! I have plans to pair it with some black polish to edge it up a bit. Love a black and lilac combo!
Beth’s Blue is another gorgeous shade so I think I’ll give that a go next! Do you have the Ice Cream Sundae set? What’s your favourite shade?
I was thinking for a while about what product to choose for my first blog review and then it dawned on me that it makes sense to start at the beginning and choose something that is a ‘foundation’ in my beauty/skincare regime. It’s a product that has earned itself a cult status among celebrities and beauty junkies alike – Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish (Hot Cloth Cleanser).
I first came across it after reading a Jessica Biel interview who I think has great skin and she revealed it was her favourite product. I know there are countless reviews on this in the blogosphere so all I can tell you about is how the product works for me, so it’s probably best to tell you a bit about my skin first! I’m a scottish lass and so came with the pretty much celtic standard – very pale skin with sprinkles of freckles. I am lucky in that, most of the time, my skin is naturally very good but it is sensitive to products. Not in the traditional sense of it getting red, sore or irritated. It will just hit me with a full frontal assault of spots, pimples (or ‘plooks’ as my mum calls them) 99% of which are around my mouth and chin. For a good number of years I didn’t use any products to wash my face, not even soap (I can hear you recoiling in horror!) this was because as soon as I started any kind of skincare regime I just erupted with blemish city. It’s not been until the last year or so that I’ve got more interested in all things skincare and beauty and so discovered all the real benefits of proper (but gentle!) cleansing, and so I commenced on my journey to find the right products for me.
I went through quite a few cleansers, from chemist options right up to your Chanel offerings until I finally came across Liz Earle. It is my skins perfect match. I had no reactions to it and really love the experience of using it.
It comes in a lovely tactile pump bottle which looks great in your bathroom and is also great for traveling. The product itself is a very thick cream and goes a long way, I usually find one ‘pump’ is enough to use on my face and neck. It smells lovely and fresh and feels very luxurious when applied. The next step is to use a muslin cloth (you can buy this at the same time as the cleanser, or if you get the starter pack then you’ll get 2 included!) which you run under hand-hot water, wring it out and then use it to softly remove all the cleanser. Once I’ve done that I usually run the cloth under cold water and give my face one last wipe. I should also mention that it’s great at taking make-up off – even mascara!
It leaves my skin feeling fresh, moisturised, soft and clean. It feels like a bit of a treat to use – I still look forward to using it everyday! This is a great cleanser for all skin types, I’d highly recommend it – even more so if you’re struggling to find something that works with your skin. Give it a try. Sometimes I’ll fancy a change but it usually comes back to bite me in proverbial! So I always come back to Liz.
You can order direct from Liz Earle’s website where they wrap everything beautifully and even send you a free sample of another product to try – lovely! They even have a 30ml version with a muslin cloth for £5.50 – a bargain price to try out some luxury on your skin. What’s more it’s a British brand from the Isle of Wight – think we’re getting into no-brainer territory now!
What do you think about this cleanser? Is it one of your skincare staples too?
Hola lovely people of the ‘tinternet’! I’ll keep this short so I don’t send you to sleep straight off the bat. My name’s Beau Bullet, well it’s actually my alter-ego’s name (a bit like Beyonce’s Sasha but not so MAJOR). I’d better tell you now that I like using capitals for emphasis on certain words! Anyway, back to it…I’ve started this blog to be able to talk about all the things that float my boat as a twenty-something young lady. I’ve recently developed an addiction to beauty which was what inspired the creation of the blog but along the way I hope to throw in glugs of fashion, lifestyle, design, anything I think is worth writing about really. I hope to entertain you along the way and maybe even provide some useful information! So here goes…wish me luck and bear with me as I learn on the job!