Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Archive Rewind

Archive rewind products once loved but not anymore, old favourites blog
As self professed beauty addicts we are constantly on the hunt for new and exciting products and the holy grail so what products that were once loved and considered favourites are no longer even on our radar. When reading other blogs I always find it interesting to see what products actually stand the test of time and if the once loved are even in rotation or long forgotten about. So this got me thinking what were my old favourites and do I still love them, time to delve the archives and rewind.

e.l.f make up 
I used to be obsessed with e.l.f and whenever they had discounts I'd be all over it, now I can't even remember the last time I bought from e.l.f or even browsed the site, not that there is anything wrong with e.l.f but for me now I always want to test and see make up in person I don't want to waste lots of money on things that I won't like or use a lot, its more about the quality than the quantity. So of the e.l.f make up I still have in my stash its not used at all really.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash and Mask
I used to love this stuff but since entering the world of blogging my thoughts on skincare have vastly changed, I double cleanse for one something which I never did before and the fact I'm older now and my skin is changing, this quickly found its way out of my stash when I started taking an interest in skincare.

Soap & Glory Hand Food 
This is probably one of my most recent changes I loved this, the smell and how it made my hands feel, up until quite recently then it just didn't work for me anymore I had these annoying dry patches on my knuckles that it did nothing for, so I knew it was time for a change, in came my new favourite hand cream The Body Shop Hemp cream, this is amazing and a miracle worker and got to work on my dry patches instantly, this has meant my once beloved hand cream no longer gets a look in. 

Lip balms 
I used to have dozens of Vaselines and Carmex strewn around the house and in my bag but now I don't reach for them at all I love my Nuxe Rêve de Miel at home and in my bag I like to use a lipstick or my Sleek Pout Polishes for moisture, spf and for adding a bit colour to the lips, so I just don't really have a need for them anymore as from using the Nuxe lip balm my lips are in much better condition so I don't feel the need for constant application. 

So there you have it a few of the products I once loved but don't use anymore. I'd  love to know yours? Let me know if you do a similar post I tag everyone.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray Vs L'Oréal Studio Line #TXT Volume Supersizing Spray

Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray Vs L'Oréal Studio Line #TXT Volume Supersizing Spray blog review comparison
Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray Vs L'Oréal Studio Line #TXT Volume Supersizing Spray blog review comparison
I think we've all heard of the Oribe Dry Texturising Spray but at an eye watering  £39 a can I can safely say a purchase of that is never going to happen, so if like me £39 for what is technically a hairspray is a little much read on. I am going to compare two much cheaper alternatives.

I have today for you a comparison of the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray which is meant to be a close dupe of the Oribe Dry Texturising Spray and an alternative the L'Oréal Studio Line #TXT Volume Supersizing Spray which is an even cheaper alternative to the Charles Worthington offering. Both are budget friendly the Charles Worthington one costing £6.99 although its currently £4.66 in Boots so its a good time to try if you're interested and the L'Oréal one is £3.79 or 2 for £4 on selected Studioline. 

I followed the instructions on both and here are the results.I thought I'd show you the results of the
L'Oréal Studio Line #TXT Volume Supersizing Spray compared to my usual flat hair as I haven't reviewed this individually as I have with the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray which you can find here.

L'Oréal Studio Line #TXT Volume Supersizing Spray blog review comparison
Left: Normal hair no products Right: Loreal Studio Line #TXT Volume Supersizing Spray used
Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray Vs L'Oréal Studio Line #TXT Volume Supersizing Spray blog review comparison
Left: Charles Worthington Right: Loreal
To get a true representation of both I thought it was best to try them both at the same time so one half of my hair is the Charles Worthington (left hand side as you're looking at the picture) the other Loreal not only did it mean I could compare the volume and texture results but also compare the way they  both felt in my hair.

In my initial review of the Charles Worthington spray I said it felt sticky, but after comparing the two in direct comparison  it doesn't feel sticky at all, more just a little gritty like a hairspray feeling, the Loreal spray feels much stickier in the hair to the touch than the Charles Worthington one. 

Overall I love the Charles Worthington offering, the Loreal one is a little too sticky for my liking and doesn't give as good results as the Charles Worthington spray which you can see from the above pictures. So if I had to offer advice on which one to go for Charles Worthington would win hands down.

Have you tried these? Which is your favourite?

Thursday, 17 July 2014

My Top Five Summer Brights Nail Polishes

My Top Five Summer Brights Nail Polishes blog
My Top Five Summer Brights Nail Polishes blog
My Top Five Summer Brights Nail Polishes blog
My Top Five Summer Brights Nail Polishes blog
My Top Five Summer Brights Nail Polishes blog
L-R Barry M Turquoise, Essie Vermillionaire, H&M Blue My Mind, Revlon Fuchsia Fever & Revlon Tropical Temptation



I love a good bright nail polish in summer, in summer anything goes so if you want to rock fluorescent nails go for it. These are my picks of the colours I love to wear and think are perfect for the summer months. 

Barry M Turquoise has always been a firm favourite of mine its such a fun bright colour and looks great with leopard print nails, see it in action here and here.

Essie Vermillionaire* the latest nail polish added to my collection, its such an amazing orange and looks great on toe nails, see it in action here.

The only H&M nail polish I own but its such an amazing blue not too light or too dark, perfect. I love the name too. I really need to try more H&M nail polishes. You can see it in action here.

I love Revlon nail polishes I don't own many but the ones I do I love. Tropical Temptation is probably one of my all time favourites its a pretty coral orange and looks amazing paired with my other Revlon offering Fuchsia Fever. 

What do you think of my picks? What are your favourite summer nail polishes?

 
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