Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Revitalising Facial Products

Hello you lovely lot, Today's post is going to be a quick review on the Liz Earle Soothing Eye Lotion and the Superdrug Vitamin E Toning Facial Mist! Both of these products are refreshing, wakening products which I personally think is a must have on a tired day when you need a quick pick me up boost of moisture into the skin. 
I have been using both these products now for a few weeks and so far so good... I have never used a product like this until my friend who is also a blogger (Lauren Shh...) was using hers and I thought it was a great product to have.
I have heard the The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz works wonders but I haven't yet got round to buying it so in the meantime I will just continue with the 2 products I have.


Liz Earle Soothing Eye Lotion

I got this product as a free gift when I brought the 'Daily Essentials Kit' and it is great, this herbal, non oily lotion works best on a cotton wool pad directly applied onto the eyelids to either clean or wake up your eyes, I use this product at anytime throughout the day whereas Liz Earle recommend using first thing in the morning but I don't think it matters what time, it definitely helps refresh my tired, puffy eyes! I don't use this product daily only when I am needing an instant eye refresh!

Superdrug Vitamin E Toning Facial Mist

This replenishing formula works wonders on the skin by conditioning my combination/oily skin! This product comes in a spray bottle which I literally just spritz all over my face/neck roughly 10cm away, this product can be left on top of the skin or you can gently rub in any excess with circular finger movements, another good thing about this is that Superdrug are against Animal Testing YAY! This helps to tone and refresh the skin whilst containing Vitamin E & Aloe Vera to give an instant boost to my face. Another great thing is that it will last forever as the bottle is 150ml costing £2.99 and you only need a few sprays at a time, Finally the Facial Mist can be kept in a fridge for an extra refreshing sensation.

When these products run out I will definately purchase again but I always think trying out new products is also a great way to find what best suits you! 

I would love to hear what your favourite products are to make you feel refreshed & awake?
Comment below your thoughts on Refreshing mists.........

Speak Soon, love Amy xxxxxxx

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Review


Its another Sunday so I thought it's time for another blog post to go up, for the past few months I have been going to get my nails done with Shellac rather than painting my nails but I thought it was time to have a break and start saving abit of money as its £20-£25 each time and stop being lazy and to paint them myself!
Last Sunday I made sure I took some time out of my day to give my nails some TLC and make them look pretty. I'm one of them girls who keep hold of nail varnish for ages and never gets rid of them so I have decided to freshen up my Varnish box and treat my nails to some new colours!
I'm loving the pastel colours on nails this year so as this summer is coming to an end I thought last weekend would be the right time to slap on the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry 'Eat My Dust 515' and to test out how good it is. My nails are fairly weak and never ever stay at a nice length, my nail plate always peels which is annoying to so that's why I thought I would give Shellac a go and see how well they work on my nails... I loved it! I started off with having Acrylics (some people aren't that keen) as I was going abroad and wanted pretty nails, when it came round to having my acrylics removed they were actually more healthier than they were before and this is when I started having Shellac to make them longer and even healthier!

I am dead impressed with the Barry M Speedy varnishes and give them a big thumbs up, I only normally keep varnish on for at least a week as unfortunately I get bored of seeing the same colour so need to re-fresh them all the time, I only have 3 colours from this range but love all 3 of them and very satisfied! The colour stayed on for a week and could have lasted longer but were beginning to chip so thought I would change the varnish before they started to look messy. (I will post pictures below of when I painted them & what they looked like a week later)
This varnish is lovely to apply, very smooth and easy application with a flat brush, I found that I needed to apply 3 coats to get the best achieved look as because this is a pastel colour it is very light if you only apply 1 coat so I recommend applying 2-3 coats! It definitely is Speedy and dries fairly fast/better than other Nail Polish Brands out there on the High Street.

Before I applied the Barry M Varnish I used the Rimmel London 60 Seconds Super Shine Clear 740 to get a lovely, smooth base coat finish and then I applied it again as a top coat to finish the look off. This Varnish is a one stroke precise application with an ultra-shine finish. Normally when my hands are in hot water thats when the Polish tends to peel/chip whereas with this range nothing like that happened and they stayed in tack all week and only just stared to chip a day ago! I think all the colours in this range are gorgeous ranging from pastel colours to darker colours, I don't normally tend to wear Barry M Varnishes anymore as I find the colour chips within 2-3 days of wearing it but this range has definitely changed my mind so hopefully they bring out another good range which are as good as the speedy range.


TOP PICTURE- A week ago today when I first applied the Polish, Smooth & Ultra-Shiny.

How the Polish looked today (a week later) before I removed it, Still Smooth but beginning to chip & peel.

 I would love to hear what your favourite Nail Varnish Brand is at the minute?
        Comment below your thoughts on Barry M Quick Dry.....

Speak Soon, love Amy xxxxxx

Sunday, 13 September 2015

LegoLand Adventure

Good Afternoon Bloggers, yesterday I spent the day at LegoLand so thought I would let all the people out there who havent yet got the chance to go my thoughts. So I live in a little town roughly 1hr & 40 minutes away from Windsor which isn't so bad as we set off 7:15am but managed to drive past the service station we wanted for breakfast so had to wait until we got into the City Centre :(

At First when I was asked to go with my Boyfriend, Sister & Fiance and my Niece and Nephew I was a tad anxious as from what I had heard about the place it was very kiddy and wasn't much to do for the adults but still went ahead with the offer as It would most probably be a fun day out! I am so so glad I went because it was brilliant, definitely recommend LegoLand to everybody, any age! The weather was abit dull on the way & raining loads which dampened our moods as obviously LegoLand is all outside and we didn't want to spend the day soaking wet and miserable :( 
Anyway, as we arrived the sun started to come through & the rest of the day was luckily lovely warm weather. We managed to go round the whole Park and see everything they had to offer which was great, we barely had to queue for any of the attractions other than 'Aero Nomad' which was the only disappointing ride as for how long we had to queue for it was over in seconds but never mind it was still a nice ride to see the park from a sky view. For anyone who is going you definitely need to go to the 'Atlantis Submarine Voyage' which is linked to the Sea Life Center, it was amazing- fishes, sharks etc, very magical. 


Obviously it is a tiring day and very very manic with children around everywhere but it's enjoyable and fun. If I was to go again then I would take a Picnic with me as the food stalls & Restaurants are fairly expensive, me & my boyfriend both paid £9 roughly for a drink and steak roll and the other had a bratwurst roll and both weren't very pleasing :( there are plenty of benches and Picnic Tables for anyone planning on going as that's the better option! I really could talk about everything they had to offer there but I would be going on forever so everyone go and check it out as I give it a big thumbs up. The overall thing that topped my day there was a massive stand with a Lego picture of Taylor Swift, my ultimate girl crush!! Whoever thought of that idea and made it is soooo talented :)
The park offers such a variety including a Train that takes you around the whole resort, Mini Land which is a village of lots of mini Lego to recreate scenes from the USA & Europe and used nearly 40 million bricks, Star Wars, a massive Maze which was very fun, 'Coastguard HQ' this was great- a battery powered boat which you get to steer around a course with various obstacles in the way! We were going to go on the Rapids as the last ride as we thought that would be the better option rather than walking around all day wet but when it came to that part the queue was horrendous so we all decided to give it a miss and stay dry and warm :) I would looove to go into the Hotel at the resort because from the outside it looks wicked so i'm guessing the inside would be very cool, a definite must for next time!


Overall It was a brilliant day with the Family and such a good experience, so pleased we went and got to enjoy it along with the warm weather.

Comment below your thoughts of LegoLand and how much you enjoyed it...

Speak soon, love Amy xxxxxx

Monday, 7 September 2015

Mac Studio Fix Fluid


Good Evening bloggers, I haven't done a blog in a few days so thought I would do a quick review on the Mac Foundation which I am loving at the minute whilst drinking a cuppa!
So, I used to work at the chain store Boots which was pretty much a disaster as I used to spend soooo much money on cosmetics & hair products, oooops!

Whilst working at Boots I began an obsession with Foundations & Eyeliners, I admit I was obsessed. The amount of money I spent on many of these products was crazy, after finishing at Boots (over a year ago) that was when I finally found the 2 products which I still use to this day and absolutely love! So I will quickly mention the best liner for me which is the Benefit 'They're Real push up liner' this works great on my eyes and it'll take a lot for me to love another liner! This product isn't for everyone as at first it is fairly difficult to get the hang of but I definitely recommend sticking with it and giving it a chance.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation-
This foundation is wonderful, a must have in every girls make up bag. A light, build able foundation with medium coverage & a dewy finish. I have re-purchased this product yet I haven't even finished the first bottle, you can start off light with this and build to the coverage you like the most. I do advise to buy the pump with this as it is a screw top and flows out quite fast which means wasting some!!

This foundation is not matte unless you want it to be and apply a fair amount of powder, it has a dewy, healthy finish and definitely not drying for the skin. It applies so smoothly and lasts for hours, I apply this foundation with the Real Techniques 'Expert Face Brush' as it is extra firm and broad for a great application for liquid foundation and blending, I find this is sooo good for making my face have an even complexion and to blend all my foundation in even when I'm in a hurry!
All in all I recommend MAC Studio Fix to everyone, such a light/scented foundation & definitely a thumbs up from me, I will Link below all the products mentioned in this Blog Post.

Comment below what your favourite foundation is...

Speak Soon, love Amy xxxxxxx

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Liz Earle Skincare

So, I thought now was the right time to do a review on the 'Liz Earle Daily Essentials Kit-Normal/Combination' as I have been using the kit for nearly 2 weeks and I am definitely already seeing some results!
Me & my friend took a trip to Brighton a few weeks ago and went on a big shopping spree, my friend went intending to buy the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and also the Instant Boost Skin Tonic but we both ended up buying the kit as it was a definite must have for the price!
So I really did not plan on going to buy any skincare but am so glad that I did buy this kit as its 100% worth it. The kit includes 2 Muslin Cloths, Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 100ml, Instant Boost Skin Tonic 200ml, Skin Repair Moisturiser 50ml and a Gentle Face Exfoliator 50ml all for £45!! 

Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 
This cleanser is so gentle on the skin it is unbelievable, such a smooth and delicate consistency and removes all make up and dirt. All you need is 2 pumps with this cleanser as a little goes a long way, it is easy to remove with the muslin cloth as once you pop it in some warm water the cloth instantly turns soft and buffs away the dead skin.

Instant Boost Skin Tonic
This Toner is to die for! sooooo refreshing, and an instant pick me up for dull, tired skin. This has such a lovely scent to it and brightens up the face as I've noticed, contains hydrating Aloe Vera which i can feel already making my skin super soft. 

Skin Repair Moisturiser- Normal/Combintion
This moisturiser is gorgeous, a definate must have in your beauty regime for all skin types as it is tailored for everyone! Such a rich consistency and does not sink into the skin straight away like some moisturisers out there, goes such a long way around the face so a little of the product is only needed. I am over the moon with this product as it has conditioned my skin and given me a definate healthy glow.

Gentle Face Exfoliator
I try to use this product 1-2 times a week as that feels the right amount for my skin, this exfoliator is so gentle on the face and contains jojoba beads which completely helps to buff away the dead skin and helps with my complexion. To remove this exfoliator I use a different cloth which does not hurt in any way to remove unlike others out there! 

All in all I am one happy girl with this Daily Essentials Kit and so glad I picked it up as I have heard good reviews for the past few years on the skincare brand. I feel as though the Cleanse & Polish & Skin Tonic could run out quite quickly if I use it twice a day like recommended so this is why I only use the Cleanser every evening and the Skin Tonic morning and evening as I only need a small amount, the Moisturiser is most probably going to last a life time as you really do only need a small amount!

 Once this Kit has ran out I will be purchasing it again, a very satisfied customer! 
 Comment below what your favourite Skin Care Brand is....

 Speak Soon, love Amy xxxxxx