Sunday, 24 June 2012

Bargain Of The Week #5

Pink Blazer: £19.99 H&M

Dress, Blazer, Jewellery and Shoes: All H&M
Clutch: New Look

I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked at the price tag for this jacket and knew I had to snap one up straight away. In all honesty these photos were taken a few weeks ago before dinner and drinks with some friends, but I figured I'd still share them as both the dress and blazer seem to be making recurring appearances in my day to day outfit choices!

Originally I was unsure how much wear I'd actually get out of this blazer as it is VERY bright and I'm usually a, stick to black, greys and neutrals and play it safe, kinda gal. It really has surprised me how easy it is to wear and it gives a great pop of colour to my otherwise boring outfits. 
I'm also in love with this patterned t-shirt dress at the moment, I just love how versatile it is. I've worn it dressed up with tights, down with leggings and even bare legged (!) when we had our mini heat wave the other week, and it was only something ridiculous like £7.99! So worth the money!

What does everyone think of this Jacket? Would you wear it? I think they also do a black version and I'm so tempted to get that one as well as it'll go with everything ;)

Happy Sunday!
Katt xo

Monday, 18 June 2012

Lush, Light Pink Colour Supplement - Review.

Light Pink Colour Supplement: £7.95 Lush

For my birthday a month ago one of my friends bought me an amazing bundle of lush goodies. Between packing and unpacking from moving, I totally forgot about the couple of make up bits in the bundle! 
I've been using this colour supplement for just over a week now and I have to say it's my new favourite part of my makeup routine. The product comes in 5 different shades each suitable for different skin tones - Dark Yellow, Light Yellow, Dark Pink, Light Pink and Jackie Oats which is for paler complexions, and they are available in stores or online here.

On the lush website it recommends using the product mixed with moisturiser, to create your own tinted moisturiser. Although I've read a few reviews that have mentioned that this approach did cause them to break out. I've been using this product as a simple concealer and I've found it to work wonders! 
On first glance the product does seem quite pricey for something so teeny, but a little really does go a long way. I haven't even used any product from the actual jar so far and have been using the product stuck to the lid. For application I've been using my RT detailer brush, it picks up only a tiny amount of product at a time which means that nothing gets wasted. I usually paint some under my eyes, over any blotches or patches of red and over any spots. 
When I first applied the product it went on slightly watery and didn't seem like it would blend well at all, cue the RT buffing brush. Using this brush buffs all the product into the skin flawlessly and leaves a perfect, even base for foundation.

I really don't think this colour supplement is suitable as a day to day foundation as the consistency is quite heavy, but as concealer it gets 10/10. I've always been a fan of the simple Lush packaging and I love the little jar as you can see how much product you actually have left and it can also be washed out and reused - though I doubt this pot is going to run out anytime soon! The product also has a pleasant smell, which isn't that noticeable when the product is sitting in the pot, but when applying you find yourself noticing it.

I'm fairly pale and the 'Light Pink' shade seems to suit my skin tone perfectly (apparently it's Lush's best selling shade of this product), but I would be interested in trying out 'Jackie Oats' and comparing the difference! 

Has anyone else tried these colour supplements? Do you love this product as much as I do? What was your verdict?

Katt xo    

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Thanks Sarah.

Hiii everyone, I'm so excited to be back and ready to blog again. I've finally got settled back into my Mum's after nearly 4 years away and have set up my own office space in my bedroom which I LOVE :) It's going to be so much easier to regularly post as I won't have to use my dying laptop anymore! Hurrah! 

This is just a quick post to say thank you to Sarah who ran a competition on her blog, 'Beauty Geek' a while ago which I entered, completely forgot about and won! I don't think I've won a competition before in my life (apart from winning a personal cassette player from puppy in my pocket magazine, about 15 years ago ;)) I'd been having the worst week in the world when she emailed me and needless to say, it definitely put a smile back on my face!

The prizes I received are absolutely amazing! They are all products that I would purchase myself and nearly did.. I had been planning to buy the Real Techniques brushes literally the next day so I was so, so pleased to receive them as a prize :) 

Real Techniques Core Collection
L to R: Contour Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush, Detailer Brush, Buffing Brush

After only owning one makeup brush for the past goodness knows how many years, it's been so nice to get to grips with these brushes and to use different brushes for applying different products. My favourite of the four is of course, the bloggers favourite - the Buffing brush. I use this for both my liquid foundation and powder. I've been applying my foundation with my fingers as usual, but then finishing off by using the buffing brush to buff it all into my skin nice and evenly. I've also been using the Contour brush regularly to apply blusher and it blends powder really well giving a seamless look. I'm actually so surprised how much of a difference it makes using brushes and I won't be going back to using my fingers anytime soon! I'd really recommend this set to anyone unsure of which brushes to buy, the set is worth it for the buffing brush alone!

Tangle Teezer 

My hairdresser has been using one of these bad boys on my hair for years and I had always been meaning to invest but never seemed to get round to it. My hair is bleached blond and relatively fine, so after washing it can be a total nightmare to try and brush (anyone else with bleached hair will feel my pain I'm sure!) I'd got to the point where I didn't even bother attempting to brush it damp and just blasted it with the hairdryer and hoped for the best. This little plastic brush has changed all that! I really don't have any idea how it works, but it does, in a big way. Brushing my hair out now takes about 2 minutes which makes it so much easier to style. Total god send, plus it's pink and anyone that knows me knows I'm a sucker for anything pink :')

OPI Minis
L to R: Play The Peonies, I Lily Love You, Be A Dahlia Won't You and Come To Poppy.

Last but by no means least, I also received this gorgeous set of OPI minis. The colours are so cute and are all shades I'd pick out myself - my friend even bought me the full size 'Lily I Love You' for my birthday. I've saved and put aside the mini version to include in my own giveaway I'm looking forward to hosting soon, as I thought it was only fair to share! Don't want to be known as the "I Lily Love You' hoarder now do I ! :')  

^ Two coats of Play The Peonies and one coat of I Lily Love You.

Well this post came out a lot longer and more ramble filled than I first planned but hey-ho! I think I'm just glad to be back. Thanks so much again to Sarah. I really appreciate all my goodies.

Has anyone else tried any of these products? What do you all think? Is there anything I've featured on the blog in the past you'd want me to include as a prize? I'm thinking of getting a couple of packs of nail wraps as they seemed pretty popular!

Hope everyone is having a lovely day so far :)

Katt xo