Sunday, 26 August 2012

August Joliebox Review

Dr Bronners Magic All-One Soap
I'm not really fussy about soaps, usually when I buy them they are on offer so this was an interesting tester! I am however interested by organic and fair trade products so I did like the idea about these. I've only tried the light blue one so far which is 'baby-mild' so doesn't really smell of anything but made my hands feel super soft after.

So Susan Wide Awake Palette
This was my favourite product in this month's Joliebox. I really like trying out different products of my eyebrows, from just using a pencil, just eyeshadow or even both (crazy, I know). The colours in this are perfect for my skin tone and hair colour. I have quite ash brown eyebrows but my hair is auburn on top now. The colours help me find the perfect in between shade of ash brown and red brown.
Still not sure on illuminating and highlighting cream, still need to try it out more. 
However, great little palette!

So Susan Lip Cushion
I started loving the eyebrow palette and then really disliking this product! I am a lover of trying it out different lip balms and lip treatments, but this one really wasn't for me. 
Unfortunately, it reminded of one of those free lip balms you used to get from kids magazines! It smells of a sickly strawberries and has glitter in it.
Apart from that, I looked past the smell and appearance of the product and ventured on to actually trying out.
It didn't really seems to do much, I thought it would tint my lips like Vaseline's Rose and Almond lip tin but didn't really do that at all. On the box it also said that it would treat chapped lips but didn't do that either (sticking to Carmex for that job!).
So, overall not really good at all!

Leather Hair Lace
I don't really do much with my hair (I usually just have it up by a bobble or down) so I thought I'd try this out. However, it didn't come with any instructions of how to use the lace in hairstyles so I googled some ideas and just didn't seem to work! Maybe, its just me, but I really don't see the point of it!

Phil Smith Dry Clean Dry Shampoo
I'm surprised that I actually like the smell of this dry shampoo as its heavily scented, but for some reason it seemed to go well!
It definitely does the job of refreshing hair and is in a handy size for my handbag.
Not sure if I'd buy it again because I rarely use dry shampoo and happy with buying 3 for a £1 at Poundland! 

Hope you enjoyed that quick review if you are interested in subscribing to Joliebox, I won a subscription last month for a year thanks to Sammi a.k.a BeautyCrush! Overall, this wasn't as good compared to last month (which I forgot to review!) but really looking forward to September's Joliebox!

Friday, 10 August 2012

What's in my bag!

For some reason I really like what's in your bag posts, not sure why....think I maybe just nosey!
So, I decided to show you what's in my bag, as today I'm ill so I thought it would be a good blog post to do whilst feeling sorry for myself!

Bag: My bag was bought as a birthday present from my boyfriend in May from Nasty Gal. Its really deep so I can fit a lot of stuff I don't need in it!

Glasses: Most people don't know I wear glasses (I'm short sighted so I need them for driving, watching tv etc). After needing glasses since I was 16 and having the same pair since til the age of twenty. I finally bought some new frames! These Ray Ban numbers where literally the only glasses in the shop that suited me!

iPhone: To be honest this isn't usually in my's usually in my hand!

Purse: My Boyfriend got me this gorgeous Vivienne Westwood purse for my 19th birthday last year, and a year and a bit later its not looking shabby at all.

Sunglasses: My Dad got me these Ray Ban wayfarers when he travelled to America (he stays there a lot) and they live in my bag in the hope of sunshine!

Chewing gum: Got to have fresh breath, init?!

Camera and camera case: Obviously the camera was in use to take this picture, but the case is from Cath Kidston as I have a tendency to break cameras for some reason. Hence, why my brother won't let me touch his SLR. 

Powder: I have the MAC select sheer compact just for touch ups, NC20 if you're wondering. 

Key: Best thing about my house key is the Paul Frank Julius monkey key ring, looking a bit tatty as I've had it for 5 years!

Lipstick: I've always got a MAC lipstick on me, preferably a nude for daytime such as Kinda Sexy or Shy Girl! 

There you have it, my lame post of today because I'm bed ridden!
Hope you're all not ill and having a good day!

What are your essentials for your bag?

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Update + eBay

Hi guys, hope you're well!

I just thought to do a quick post to explain while I've been M.I.A recently.
I know I only have a few followers (who I all appreciate!) but I love this blog and don't do it for the followers or freebies (which I hate seeing people trying to do) but I feel so bad for neglecting this blog!

I really do love blogging about my outfits and fave products as like a little online diary, so I can look back and see how my style and likes have evolved! 
I also constantly go on other people blogs to get inspiration and look at reviews before I go out and purchase something.
Which is why I really do love the blogging world! Its so good to see a persons view on things rather than the company. 

My reason of neglecting this blog recently is cos I'm just too poor for nice clothes and I have literally been living in gym clothes and no make up, in fact today I think was the first day when I did my everyday make up!
I've also been house sitting for two weeks which is difficult when your house is like a pet shop and your 17 year old brother thinks its okay to have his mates round and trash the place!

Due to looking after the house and doing well in my second year of University (I got a 2:1!) my parents decided to be babes and give me some spending money. 
I'm really excited to go out and actually buy something instead of window shopping! My aim is to create the perfect Autumn/Winter capsule wardrobe as its my favorite season by far. 
What can I say, I'm just not a Summer girl!

On my mission to create a perfect capsule wardrobe, I have listed a few items on eBay. As they say out with the old and in with the new, (however most of what I'm selling is new haha) so I'll link it below and feel free to have a nosey! 

Sorry for the ramble and thank you for reading!

p.s Hope you're all enjoying the weather and the olympics! 

eBay: lalalaura92