Sunday, 30 June 2013

June Favourites 2013

Hullo Ladies!

It's that time again, so I'm gonna show you some of the products I've been loving lately :-)

Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 wash and mask - I've used this for years and still love it. It's great to use as a mask for those stubborn spots and to use as a daily wash to keep your skin clear. 

Max Factor CC Cream - I bought this when It came out, I'd just tried one of the L'oreal ones and hated them but after testing this out in store it looked wonderful. I loved how it felt when I swatched it on my hand and the colour was a great match. It's basically something in between a BB cream and a foundation. The coverage is great and whats amazing is that you can layer it as much as you want and it wont get cakey. 

Barry M Nail Paints in Shocking Pink and Blue Grape - I love the Barry M polishes and these two have to be some of my favourites from my collection. They are super bright, pigmented,  fast drying and stay chip free for days. What more can you ask? 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Fraige Remix - A great coral colour that I can actually wear. Corals don't look great on my super pale skin but this is a very flattering shade. I'm in love with it. The Rouge Edition lipsticks are great quality and I definitely want to pick up more. 

MUA Blushes - I'm in loves we these! They're just £1 and they are beautiful! Pigmented, smooth and long lasting. I want them all :-) 

Roberto Cavalli - Just Cavalli EDP - I was gifted this by my mother and at first I wasn't that big a fan but I've been wearing it more and more in the last month and It's become a favourite. Grown up and sexy. Perfect for a night out! 

Those are my favourites, what are yours?

Linzi xxx

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Bye Bye Google Reader.... Hello Bloglovin' :-)

Hey Ladies,

We've all seen these posts in the last few months. Well apparently it's nearly that time and as of the 1st of July Google Reader will no longer be running. 

Like everyone I'm gutted that Google have decided to do this as it means the possibility of losing a heck load of subscribers for all of us. 

Luckily Bloglovin' has come to the rescue and created a Google Reader Import page where you can import all the blogs you follow that have a Bloglovin account and follow them on Bloglovin' in a mater of minutes. What's great about this is that if everyone does it then we won't lose so many followers! 

As long as you have a Bloglovin account and have claimed your blog then you just go straight here and click the Google Reader button. 

So I hope I still get to see all of you even after Google Reader disappears, to continue seeing my posts all you have to do is click on that Bloglovin' Image on the top left hand corner of my blog :-) 

Have an amazing weekend!

Linzi xxx

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Wednesday Wishlist

Hullo Again Ladies! 

I havn't posted a Wednesday Wishlist in ages and I've been doing a lot of online window shopping in the last few days so I thought I'd show all the things I've been drooling over. 

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Range

Court Shoes with Studded Cap Toe

Inspire Black Elephant Cut Out PlaySuit 

Barry M Hi Shine Nail Paints 

Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck Perfume

So there they are! 

What's on your wishlist this week? 

Linzi xxx

My Summer Top 5 Series - Nail Polishes

Hi Ladies,

I'm continuing my Summer Top 5 series with Nail Polishes! 

Not Surprising that all five are from my two favourite nail polish brands - Nails Inc and Barry M !

Nails Inc - New Burlington Place , Barry M - Blue Grape, Nails Inc - Portobello, Barry M -Shocking Pink and Barry M - Copper. 

Nails Inc New Burlington Place  - Opaque Rose Gold Shimmer  -  No Topcoat
 Barry M Blue Grape - Bright Cobalt Blue - No Top Coat 
Nails Inc Portobello - Neon Orange Matte Polish - Top Coat 
Barry M Shocking Pink - Bright Blue Toned Pink - No Topcoat 
 Barry M Copper - Opaque Copper Shimmer Polish - No Topcoat

I love wearing a shimmer polish in the Summer, I know a lot of people usually wear them in the Winter which I do also, but I think Shimmers are just so much prettier in sun light. 

I'm wearing Shocking Pink today and it's just so easy to put on! It's a full coverage polish which means you only really need one coat. ONE COAT!! Thank you Barry M! 

Blue Grape is my first Hi Shine Polish from Barry M but I'm desperate for more. I love the look of Mango, Papaya and Greenberry. 

What are your favourite Summer Nail Polishes?

Linzi xxx

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

My Summer Top 5 Series : Bright Lipsticks

Hey Ladies!

I'm kicking off my Summer Top 5 Series with bright lipsticks!

My favourite kind of lipsticks :-)

I use them all year round but especially love them in the Summer. 

Looking through my collection I picked out my five favourite, two of them are from Maybelline Vivids, one from Sleek and another two from MAC. 

From Left To Right - Maybelline's Fuschia Flash and Electric Orange. Sleek's Papaya Punch and MAC's Violetta and Girl About Town. 

Like many women my favourite look to go with a Bright Lip is:

A sheer to medium coverage Foundation - my favourite being Bourjois Healthy Mix. 

I like to try and match my lipstick with my blush but use a really light hand so it doesn't look too much on the face. My favourite blushes of the moment are the MUA ones. 

Last but not least I add a quick cat eye with a liquid liner and a some mascara. L'oreal Superliner is great and I love the Maybelline Colosall Mascara :-) 

So those are my top bright lipsticks, what are yours? 

Linzi xxx

Friday, 21 June 2013

Haul : New Look, Barry M and George!

Hey Ladies!

A new Haul up for you of some of the things I've picked up in the last week. 

 - Barry M - Blue Grape, BubbleGum, Special Edition 321 - 

- Superdrug -

 - £3.99 each - SE was Free - 

 - Pack of two plaited belts. Tan and Black. -

- New Look - 

- £4.99 - 

 - Blue Daisy Vest with Pearl Detail Peter Pan Collar - 

- George at ASDA- 

- £12 - 

 - Aztec Maxi Dress - 

- New Look - 

- £16.99 - 

- Tru Trussardi Sunglasses - 

 -TK Maxx -

 - £19.99 -

I love everything I've picked up. 

I'm wearing the Blue Grape Nail Polish on my nails now with a matte top coat and it's gorgeous!

I want to pick up the orange one from the Summer line. I think it's called Mango? It looks amazing. 

ASDA have some lovely things in at the moment so they are always worth a look. 

I wasn't sure about the dress but once I tried it on I knew I needed it. It's super flattering on and the colour is super fun :-) 

I'm of shopping again tomorrow so hopefully I'll have something interesting to show you all when I get back !

Have a great Weekend ;-) 

Linzi xxx

My Favourite and Least Favourite Box Hair Dyes!

Hey Ladies!

I've been dying my hair since I was 12, some of you a probably thinking that's way too young but I had a good reason at the time. When I started Comprehensive School at Eleven I was diagnosed with JIA. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, I have to say it's a horrible thing to have whatever age you are but when you're just starting a new school it was a pretty horrible time for me. So after a year of barely being in school due to hospital appointments and operations, I decided that I needed to make a change.  My Mam has always dyed her hair and after explaining why I wanted to she agreed and that's when I got my first taste of having red hair! 

All this time later I still love going back to being a redhead, It just feels so liberating to me. 

So you may say I've tried a few hair dyes in my time. One thing to point out though is that I've never bleached my hair and wouldn't have a clue on how too! :-) 

Here are some of my favourite dyes to use and ones that I've learnt do not work for me!

My Faves!

L'oreal Feria - Gives great, intense colour. Definitely one to try if you're a fan of red hair. My hair feels shiny and soft after i've dyed it which is a great thing. I've had many compliments after using this dye, many from women who have a hard time keeping an intense red shade. 

 L'oreal Casting Creme Gloss - Just recently used this line and I have to say it has lovely brunette shades. They've just released a few more that look amazing!  I've had no problems with this line and I'd definitely keep using it. 

 Clairol Perfect 10 - Great if you have to be quick, it definitely does what it says.  It's slightly less comfortable when on and can be a bit itchy than the others but I put that down to it being faster acting. Some lovely shades.

Least Faves!

Garnier Olia - I've tried this one a few times but I always come back with the same results. The colours good but I always have greasy hair when I've washed it out and every wash after that my bath water turns colour and I stain my towels. It's a pain to be honest and I won't be repurchasing. 

Live Color XXL - I also get stains from this dye to but not only that I find it very uncomfortable when using and I find that it becomes dull after a few washes. 

Dyes I want To Try

John Frieda -  I haven't tried any of the John Frieda Hair Colouring line but I've heard some good things so it's on my list, the one problem is that the colour range isn't very large. 

L'oreal Mousse Absolue - Another one I'm excited to try and I love the look of the red shades. It seems like a great product and though it's more expensive than the other dyes I buy, I'll be picking it up on offer at some point :-)

This is just my own opinion though, have you tried any of these dyes?

Do you have a favourite line that you use?

Linzi xxx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Eau My Giddy God - The Body Shop - Mango EDT

Hullo Ladies, 

It's officially Summer and I'm always on the lookout for a great Summer fragrance. 

I have a few of them this year which I'll be showing you in an upcoming post but I wanted to review a special one that was also included in my Top 5 Spring Scents. Yeah.....It's THAT good :-) 

This year The Body Shop released a range of perfumes designed to be layered over their scented body products line. 

For example, you can also buy an EDT to go with your favourite Coconut Body Butter or Satsuma Shower Gel! 

They have all those long loved scents!

They bought out a similar range of body mists last year which I have to say I was disappointed with. The lasting power was horrible but I'm happy to say that these Eau De Toilette versions have a lot better longevity, this perfume lasts around 2 - 3 hours on my which is normal for an EDT. 

Now on to the scent. 

It's obviously a fruity scent, no doubt about it but what I find most amazing is that it literally smells like you just cut into a fresh juicy Mango. 

It's not artificially sweet, has no strong lingering of alcohol, it just has delicious mango goodness.

I love the bottle, it's cute and small to keep in your handbag so it won't weigh you down.

If you love the Mango range from The Body Shop then you really need to try it out. 

What's great is that if you feel like 2 - 3 hours isn't enough, just layer it with the Mango Body Butter then that gorgeous scent is just going to linger all day! 

I've also tried most of the other EDT's and they also smell exactly like they should :-) 

You can buy this here - for £8.50 but make sure you check for any codes that are going around  and while you are there check out the amazing sale they have on right now!!!

I really want to pick up the Strawberry, Coconut and Shea! 

Have you tried any of the perfumes from the range? 

Linzi xxx

Friday, 14 June 2013

REVIEW - Maybelline Colorsensational Vivid Lipstick - Fuchsia Flash

Hey Ladies!

I'm in love with the Maybelline Vivids Collections, I don't know about you but it's my favourite lipstick range to  come from Drugstore brands :-) 

I just hope they bring the whole collection to the UK at some point! 

Here is  Fuchsia Flash, a blue toned pink. 

It's creamy, pigmented and long lasting just like all the others from the range I've tried. 

The lipstick is just applied over bare lips, no lip balm or lip pencil.

I'm in love with this one, it's amazing for those Summer days when you don't want to take too much time doing your makeup but still want to look like you thought a lot about it. Just slap this on,  a bit of liquid liner, mascara and you're ready to go!

Have you tried any of the Vivids Collection?

It's definitely a Summer Essential for me :-)

Linzi xxx

Sunday, 9 June 2013

My Night Out Playsuit Outfit Wishlist

Hey Guys! 

So yesterday I bought my first playsuit/romper and I have to admit I freaked out a bit once I got it home. It was so out of my comfort zone, I don't know what I was thinking when I was in the store! 

Then the poor person inside of mestarted feeling guilty. 

Did I really just buy something that I'm never gonna wear? 

So the sensible side of me decided to research some 'How To' blog posts on Playsuits and I found some great ideas. 

Here is my Wishlist of the products I'm going to want to wear with my playsuit for a nightout!

Opaque Black Tights -  £4.99

Aztec Bracelet - £4.99

I'm so glad now that I bought the playsuit yesterday and I'm thinking about picking up some more in the future!

So it's my Mam's Birthday onTuesday and we are going for a meal.....should I wear my playsuit with some tights and my blazer? 

What do you think? Help me out! :-)

Linzi xxx

Saturday, 8 June 2013

First Haul Of June ; Superdrug, New Look and Charity Shops!

Hullo Ladies!

I did some shopping through the week and I picked up some lovely goodies :-) 

First stop was Superdrug earlier in the week, I knew I needed a new bottle of Dry Shampoo so I picked the Batiste bottle in Tropical. Then I noticed the new Impulse body sprays were on offer for just 97p so I picked up three of them, in Loving Woods, Tease and True Love. 

The suns out so I need to step up my shaving game, I can't pretend it's winter anymore :-( so I picked up a bottle of Satin Care Shaving Cream in Apricot and a pack of 4 BIC Soleil shavers. 

Then I stopped into one of my local charity shop to see if they had any new books in and I noticed a Sara Manning novels that I hadn't read yet....RESULT! I love her books and I finished it the same day I bought it. 

When leaving the Charity shop I noticed they had a whole shelf full of awesome Sunglasses so I picked two up for £1.99 each. 

Today me and my brother went shopping for our Mam's Birthday which is next Tuesday, I managed to pick up a few things for myself in New Look.  

I picked up two Bandeau bras because I just think they can be so essential in wardrobe.  Great for strapless dresses, strapless tops, loose tank tops and even if you're suffering with sunburn and don't want the pain from your bra straps. 

So many reason and they're only £2.99 each.

 I picked up just one black and one white just to see if they fit if  they where comfortable. I'm definitely going to be picking up some more of these, especially some of the neon colours and the funky patterns. 

My brother bought my Mam a set of earrings for her Birthday and as they are on Buy One Get One Free at the moment he picked up this set for me! I love them....look at those cute little Bowler hats!!

Finally the last thing I bought was this Aztec Bandeau Playsuit! 

I love it but I'm slightly scared of's so busy and short. 

I bought it because we're hoping to go on holiday later in the year and I keep seeing girls wearing these and they look amazing! I'm going to do some research for idea's on how to wear it. 

I got this playsuit for £14.99, there was many others there and If I do find a way to wear this successfully I'll definitely think about picking some more up! 

Have you picked up anything interesting this week?

Are you for or against the playsuit? Love or Hate it? 

Linzi xxx

Friday, 7 June 2013

My Top 5 Inexpensive Summer Dresses

Hey Ladies :-) 

Summer is definitely here in Wales and I know that Looking for that perfect Summer dress is something I'm determined to do every year. I've seen a few amazing ones this year for great prices and I wanted to show you, so here is my Top 5! 


I love the colour and the pattern, It looks stunning!


Look how bright that colour is!


Would look great for a day out shopping ;-) 


Gorgeous colour and a great price! 


Looks like it would be very  flattering and you can't go wrong with that price!

So those are the dresses I've been drawn to lately for the Summer. I'm really loving the Maxi dresses this year and the Skater dresses are always fun!

Hope you all have a great Weekend!

What kind of dresses have you been loving lately?

Linzi xxx

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

REVIEW - OCC Lip Tar in Pageant

 Hullo Ladies!

I talked about my only OCC Lip Tar in my recent favourites post and I thought I'd do a review on it now that I've had it for a few months.

I won Pageant in a Giveaway and I've worn it constantly ever since. It's a great bright lip product for the Summer. 

 Pageant is a blue toned pink. 

I love the packaging and I've heard that its been redesigned as the old packaging was quite messy apparently. 

You only need a tiny amount on your lip brush. I use my Real Techniques Detail brush as I feel like it's the perfect size . 

I made this swatch after I'd painted my whole lips with that tiny amount of product and it still had enough product to give a decent swatch. 

When I first saw the Lip Tar I was slightly unimpressed with the size of it but now I know that you only need the tiniest amount and it would be hard to get through, I happy to have the 10ml bottle. 

I love how creamy it look on the lips and how pigmented the colour is. 

It doesn't bleed or enhance any dry patches.  

You can see that after a few hours of wearing it leaves an even stain on the lips. 

A great thing for if you're out and about and can't re-apply with the brush, you can just pop a bit of lip balm or gloss on top to give a healthy look to your lips until you find a mirror and some time to re-apply. 

I have to say I'm in love with this product, although the price tag might keep me from trying out some more of the products. Not because I don't think they're worth it it's just that I'm skint :-) 

I have heard that the Sleek Pout Paints are supposed dupes for them, which I may have to test out for myself at some point!

These Lip Tars are 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free - Good To Know! 

The only place I know you can buy OCC Lip Tars in the UK is on the Selfridges website - HERE for £11.50 

Have you tried the OCC lip tars? 

Linzi xxx

Sunday, 2 June 2013

New MUA Blushers

Hullo Ladies!

MUA have released a few new blushes,  have re-designed the packaging and have also given them names instead of numbers. Like they did with the cream blushers they brought out not too long ago. 

These new blushes are slimmer and open differently. They're easier to open and make a satisfying sound when they are closed so you know that it's fixed tight. 

Even though they are slimmer they still hold the same amount of product as the original blushes. 

They have a mixture of different finishes, some are matte and some are shimmery. 

They're bright, colourful and are very soft to the touch. 

Lie the original blushers they are intensely pigmented and have great lasting power. 

The shades I choose are : Lolly a peachy coral colour, Bon Bon a stunning muted pink and Bubble Gun a bright pop of pink. 

From Left to Right : Lolly, Bon Bon and Bubble Gum.

I'm in love with these, they're very pretty, are great quality and I prefer the colour range of the new line to the old one. 

These blushes are £1 each and are included in Superdrugs 3 for 2 sale at the moment. I picked up these three for just £2 :-) 

I'd definitely suggest picking them up, I'll be buying the rest of them soon! 

Have you tried these new MUA blushers?

Which is your favourite?

Linzi xxx