Saturday, 29 September 2012

Shopping My Stash #1

I always read these posts as they are one of my favourites to read. I thought as I am trying to downsize my collection of products I would do one of these posts too. I am going to try and use up all these products in a month, so in a month I will write an update letting you know how I did. 

Dove go fresh shower gel in pomegranate and lemon - I have used about 1/4 of this. I do like it, I just like others better. I have loads of shower gels so I just want to use them up one at a time.

Nivea happy time body lotion - I have so many body lotions its unreal. I rarely even use them which is annoying and I am so picky about the ones I do use. If they take to long to sink in I will just stop using them. This has been used once so I need to use it a lot to finish it in a month.

VO5 nourish me truly conditioner - This is about half used. I always finish conditioners before shampoo and like to use matching ones so I finished one of these then bought another one but then the shampoo ran out so I stopped using this. It is a really good conditioner though so I am looking forward to finishing it.

Dove damage therapy intensive repair conditioner - Ignore this one, I have a smaller one that I want to use instead (featured below)

Young skin eye make up remover from asda - I really like this, it removes mascara so well. I have so many eye make up removers that I just want to try and use some of them up. This is about 1/3 empty.

Simple light moisturiser - I will be honest I don't really like this but I really need to use things like this up. I actually have another one exactly the same for some reason. I have used this twice so there is a lot left.

Pantene classic care conditioner - I have to admit I have had this for about 2 years and never touched it. I do normally quite like pantene and as its a mini it should be gone easily in a month.

Adidas fruity rhythm body spray - I got this in a gift set with a shower gel for Christmas and I do really like it. I do prefer to wear perfume though so I think I will wear this when I am just staying at home. There is about half left.

Nivea double effect deodorant - I have never used this although I have tried other Nivea deodorants and absolutely hated them. Hopefully it will be good but if not it won't take long to use up.

Natural collection body spray in apple and lime - I actually have 7 of these, not all in the same scent but I got a gift set just containing these. I have already used about half but as I have 6 others to use I just want to use them up as quickly as possible.

Dove damage therapy intensive repair conditioner - I think I won 2 of these in a competition. I have already used one and really like it although I don't think it makes much difference to the condition of the hair. This is full.

Please let me know if you like this post as if you do I will do one every month.

Megan xx

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Next Seven Days Of Shoes

First of all sorry for the lack of posts. I am going to try and get at least one up a week from now on. 

There is currently a competition running where you have to pick 7 pairs of shoes from Next and pick an outfit to go with them from Next. I have been loving the clothes Next have in at the moment so I thought why not give this a go.

This would be the perfect cold autumn day look. The items above are:

  • Four strap biker boot
  • Sexy high waist skinny jeans
  • Hand knit pattern cardigan
  • Long sleeved top in white

This look is so easy to wear and really casual.

  • Red sole brogue 
  • Thin strap vest in white
  • Black full length leggings
  • Denim shirt 

No one said these looks had to be autumn/winter appropriate :) This could also be worn with tights.

This outfit would make such a gorgeous evening outfit. I know the dress doesn't look to good in the picture but its gorgeous in person.

I really love this casual look and although i'm not too sure about the leggings they could be replaced with jeans or a different colour leggings.

This look is so cosy and would be perfect for winter. If your not a fan of the red top it comes in a subtle green too.
  • Elastic rider boots
  • Black skinny jeans
  • Ombre knit tunic
  • Pinky Owl beanie hat (for a bit of fun)

Pyjamas count as an outfit right? Well anyway they do in my book especially now the days are getting colder. As you can see I don't tend to match nightwear, I just buy whatever looks cosy and cute.

So there it is my entry to the shoe competition. I would really love to win as although I love shoes I don't have nearly as many as I would like to have.

Which outfit is your favourite? Mine are the 1st and 6th ones.
If you would like a link or price for any item please just ask.

Megan xx

Monday, 10 September 2012

NOTD: Zoya Shelby

(This photo was taken on day 2 of wearing the nail polish. My mum hasn't quite mastered holding the nail polish correctly for photos :)

Zoya nail polishes were never something I had heard much about until one appeared in a beauty box and they became a big thing in the blogging community. I tried the shade Shelby, a barbie pink colour which is lovely, definitely one of the better pinks in my collection. The colour is opaque enough to get away with one coat although I do think 2 coats would be better. I found that the polish dried really well and applied quite nicely. I used it on my mums nails and because she does a lot it chipped within about 3 days on her.I will certainly be trying more colours from Zoya as I really did enjoy using this one. 

Zoya polishes cost £11 and are available from here.
What is your favourite brand of nail polish?

Megan xx

Saturday, 8 September 2012

She Said Beauty Box | September 2012

The packaging and the price

This is the first ever she said box I have got and I must say I love the packaging. The products come in a sturdy turquoise box with a magnetic flip lid. When you lift the lid a ribbon ties up a piece of tissue paper around the products and the products are on a straw kinda material. I love this as it makes the brand stand out from the other beauty boxes which normally have a black and pink colour scheme. The box costs £12.95 a month including p&p and you can order it here.

Collection 2000 Primed And Ready Primer Full Size
I already own this product and it's a firm favourite of mine so I am glad to see this in the box as a back up for when I run out. It makes a great make up base and really softens the skin.

Collection 2000 Fix Me Up Make Up fixer Full Size
I also already own this and although it is a nice product I don't use it very often. I'm not a massive fan of the smell and rarely need make up to last for an extremely long period of time. You just spray this on top of makeup to help keep it in place all day.

Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask 15ml
£1.50/15ml or £4.95/75ml
I also happen to already own this product (this is the last one from this box that I already own, I promise), although I have never actually tried it. The sachet feels really cold so I think it will be really refreshing on the skin although when I use mine I will probably put them in the fridge first to make them extra cold.

Ginvera Green Tea Whitening Marvel Gel 10ml
I tried this product out last night and really love it. Its basically a scrub/cleanser that you apply to dry skin with dry hands. I really enjoyed using it because you could actually see that it was removing the dead skin from the top of your skin. I wouldn't recommend using this every day though as it does feel a little bit stripping (my nose is so shiny today after using it)

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil 30ml
£3.50/30ml, £9.50/70ml or £18.50/200ml
I have never heard of DHC before but they are from Japan. The product claims to dissolve dirt, excess oil, colour cosmetics and other pore cloggers. I personally didn't like this product after using it as I didn't feel like it even cleaned my skin never mind anything else. 

A little extra this month was a bag of popchips. I saw these on an American youtube channel the other day and wanted them since so it must have been fate that they arrived on my doorstep a few days later. I ate them as soon as I opened the box and I must say they are delicious.

Which beauty box subscription service is your favourite?

Megan xx