Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Primark Mani

Primark P.S Love nail polish nail art blog review
Primark P.S Love nail polish nail art blog review
Primark P.S Love nail polish nail art blog review
Primark P.S Love nail polish nail art blog review leopard print nails
Primark P.S Love nail polish nail art blog review
After picking up my first Primark P.S nail polish a while back (see post here) and at only £1 a pop I couldn't help but to pick up another one, this blue looked so pretty not too dark or light. I also picked up some nail art pens at only £2 for a pack of three, great if you want to have a play around and experiment with your nails.  So in honour of my Primark nail purchases I decided to create a leopard print mani, these colours go so well together and leopard print is so quick and easy to do yet its really effective.

Have you tried any Primark nail polishes?

Monday, 18 August 2014

The Toners: Clarins, Ren & La Roche Posay

The Toners: Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner  , Ren & La Roche Posay Serozinc blog
Toners were something I was never really interested in, but the beauty blogger world soon changed that and after trying three of the biggest well renowned toners I thought I'd through in my two pennies worth and tell you what I think.  

This is the heaviest of all the three toners but in a good way it feels really lovely when you sweep it across your face, skin feels instantly soothed. Containing Tamarind fruit acids to eliminate impurities and dead cells and white nettle to tone and tighten pores, the toner works to boost the skin's natural exfoliation process and smoothing the overall texture of the skin. 

This is a lot gentler than Alpha H Liquid Gold which I didn't get on with, where as that leaves skin feeling tingly and can feel quite harsh, I found this is much kinder option to skin, a much gentler option especially if you have sensitive skin. When using this I have found a definite improvement with my skin texture those little annoying lumps and bumps under the skins surface seem significantly reduced. This is something you definitely notice when you stop using it. This is the perfect toner to add to your evening skincare routine.


An alcohol free clarifying toner that unclogs pores and sloughs off dead skin leaving the complexion clear, smooth and even toned. Reduces the appearance of pore size and oiliness while its antimicrobial action minimises the appearance of future breakouts. This is a really light exfoliating toner and a purse friendlier alternative to the Clarins offering costing only £12 for 150 ml compared to £25 for 125ml although this is a much gentler alternative it still does a great job. It feels really calming and soothing  on the skin I used this both in the evening and morning as it doesn't feel harsh at all. This is one of those products again where you may not notice if its doing much but the proof is in the pudding when you stop using it, you soon realise what you're missing, it helps reduce breakouts and calms current breakouts down helping to keep skin feeling smooth. This is a definite repurchase from me.


This is my latest toner purchase I have been using this for about a month now, its different to all the toners I have used before as it comes in the form of an aerosol, you can either spray directly onto the face or spray onto a cotton wool pad and sweep across the face which is the way I prefer to use this as I like to concentrate it in certain areas. Containing only three ingredients water, sodium chloride and zinc sulfate, it aims to purify and soothe the skin's surface irritations. So does it work? for me yes I have blemish prone skin and often get hormonal breakouts around my chin. I have defiantly noticed a marked improvement it helps reduce redness and irritation and after only a few uses my redness and angry looking hormonal spots are visibly reduced.
This is probably my least favourite out of the three, its not that it's a bad toner I just didn't see the results as I have with the Clarins and REN. I think its a great toner to have in your arsenal to use with another toner but not as your sole toner, great to pop on if you're suffering from some angry spots to help calm them down and to calm skin throughout the day. This isn't available to buy as freely as the other two toners, I picked mine up from eBay here costing £13.69 and it was delivered within a few days.

So the lowdown, in terms of value for money and results if I just had to recommend one toner to you it would definitely be the REN offering This is the perfect companion for my combination blemish prone skin, great for morning and evening and won't break the bank. The Clarins is lovely if you're looking for a different exfoliating toner this is lovely to use in the evening, I feel it may be a little too harsh to use during the day and one to skip probably the La Roche Posay Serozinc.


What are your favourite toners? Have you tried any of these? 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

My Top Picks: Make Up Under £5

Best make up under £5, bargain make up, Sleek Blush, Collection Cream Puff, Rimmel Stay Matte
We all love a good bargain and finding hidden gems on the highstreet is always good and even better when they cost under £5, you can easily spend that or more on magazines a month. These are the make up bits which I think are well worth a look and ones I use regularly and the best bit is they are all under £5, bargain.

The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19) is something I've repurchased a lot which is always a good sign, its a great concealer for imperfections covering them with ease. For someone just starting to build up your make up stash I would definitely recommend looking at this. Another one I've repurchased a lot is the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (£3.99) I have combination skin and often get an oily t-zone, this is a great powder to keep me shine free, this has been a staple of mine for years now.

These are great to have in your bag and apply on the go the Sleek Pout Polish (£4.49) are gorgeous lip balms giving lips a gorgeous pop of colour whilst keeping them lovely and moisturised without been sticky and they smell like vanilla, which is always a winner from me. If you're after a bargain matte lip these are the ones for you the Collection Cream Puff Lip Cream (£2.99) leave lips feeling silky smooth and the colour pay off is great, these are such a bargain at £2.99 I really need to pick one up in every colour.

For such a bargain blush these pack a serious punch the Sleek MakeUp Blush (£4.49) has to be one of the best high-street blushers, pigmented, finely milled and blend like a dream, if you haven't tried these I urge you to add one to your collection, you won't be disappointed.Considering how good they are its hard to believe the £4.49 price tag but hey I'm not complaining.

Looking for an easy to apply long-lasting foolproof eyeshadow this is the the one for you the  Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow On & On Bronze (£4.99) is the perfect colour to use for everyday wear all over the lid, the pigmentation and longevity is brilliant, definitely more than the £4.99 price tag would suggest.


What do you think of my picks? What are your favourite make up pieces under £5?

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