Sunday, 27 January 2013

H&M Spring 2013

H&M can be very hit and miss. After working there for five years I realised that a lot of the time you really need to look hard for nice items. They can have way too much stock so it is tough to find items. Since I stopped working there a few years ago I now like to search their website for new stock. I find this much easier than rooting through endless items in the store. In the picture above you can see what has recently caught my eye. 

The Makeup section in H&M can be full of hidden gems. I would advise to always swatch the eye shadow though. One product can be very pigmented while another can be TERRIBLE. The nude and smoky eye palettes certainly look good. I will definitely be swatching them next time in a store. Some of the makeup brushes in H&M are quite good considering how cheap they are. They are EXACT copies of Topshop brushes at a fraction of the price. I use the eye shadow brush below everyday to fill in my brows. (The angled end) A great little bargain for €2.95

The H&M brush is nearly identical to the Topshop version and is more than 50% cheaper! 

Dis you see anything nice in H&M recently? If so let me know :)

Laura x

Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Body Shop - Mango Lip Butter

To be honest I’m not the biggest lip balm fan in the world. Well apart from Carmex, I never really bother with others. However, this was before I bought a lip butter from The Body Shop. Have I converted to a lip balm world?

I went to London for Christmas to visit my parents, while there I bought a magazine which had a Body Shop gift card for £3 free inside. Free gift card? I wasn’t leaving London without spending this. When I went into The Body Shop I remembered the curse of hand luggage.... 150ml products. Since I could not buy any body butter or body oils I decided to try a lip butter. The Mango lip butter caught my eye, it was hand luggage safe and only £1 after the gift card.

I was actually genuinely surprised how much I liked this lip butter. It’s so creamy and leaves my lips actually feeling moisturised. (I know the whole point of the product but I have had a lot of ‘lip balms’ in the past that leave my lips even drier! Grr) I love the texture it’s smooth and doesn’t make my hair stick to my lips, which is always a plus. This also smells deliciously good.

Would I buy again? I think so. Yes, I think my official I hate lip balm phase has come to an end. Well for now at least!

What do you think of The Body Shop’s lip butters? Yeah or nay?

Laura x

Sunday, 20 January 2013

I'm Back!

Hello to all my lovely readers. I’m finally back! After a long break from blogging I finally have time to get back into the blogging world. I started my first full time teaching job back in November so was up to my eyes every night with planning and corrections. I love the job and feel so lucky to have finally found a teaching job. I have settled in now and with the mock exams coming up I will have less classes so I can focus a bit of my time on my blog! Woooo! 

So just to ease myself back into the blogging world, this post will only be a small one. I just wanted to warn you all to get your credit cards ready as one of my favourite brands MUA is having a sale! 50% OFF AND FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING! For all of you who have never tried MUA now is your chance. If you only get one product I would recommend the brow kit. It is amazing, I have received loads of compliments on my eyebrows since I have started using it. In the sale it is only £2 about €2.38. Too good to turn down. The sale starts tomorrow and MUA will put a sale code on their facebook page. 

Don’t miss this amazing sale, you will regret it if you do.

Expect more posts soon!

Laura :)
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