Thursday, 29 March 2012

Summer bags...

I've needed a new bag for a while and finally have some money to spend on one.

After much deliberating on what type of bag I wanted I saw this one in TK Maxx and loved it! I have another little bag like this which I used to take on nights out so I thought this one would go very well with it.

It's not the normal type of bag I'd go for, it's rather large and I won't be able to carry it with the strap across my body because of this, however since I've got a car now, I don't need to walk for distances carrying a bag so this shouldn't be a problem. It's got quite a few pockets and compartments in it so I'm hoping this stops stuff from getting lost in it too easily ;)

I've had this bag for a couple of days now and so far I like it, however because it's so big I can fit lots of stuff in it. Ok, that doesn't sound like a bad thing, but the reason I normally have small bags is that if I can I will put loads of pointless stuff in it and make it weight a ton!

For £24.99 it wasn't a bad buy and I'm happy with it. I was participially happy when I found the extra strap inside meaning I don't have to use the smaller ones if I don't want :)

Thanks for reading :)

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


You know I said that I would report back when I had more of those Out There plumping lip glosses? Well the Superdrug in the Bullring (Birmingham) has all the latest MUA products so I got a good chance to look at all these lip glosses in person.
Some looked a bit naff if I'm honest. They're not all the cream/matte finish, some have shimmer in them, but the one I went for wasn't a shimmer, rather it has the same finish as the other one I have.

This one is a more natural colour. For me, it's one of those 'my lips but better' colours, however it still has the same sort of pigmentation and feel that the other colour I  have has.

For some reason this image will not flip, but you can see what I mean. It feels like a lip balm, but give nice colour which lasts.
I don't think the pigmentation is as good as Shocking Pink, however it's still pretty good and I love this for everyday wear.

I must point out that the colour of the gloss is different to what it appears on the tube. The colour comes off much warmer toned to what it looks to be at first, which was quite disappointing. I'm not sure why this is, whether it's a tint in the plastic or what, but I've only noticed it with this shade so far.

Either way, I like these glosses and want to try more. I'm planning another trip up to Birmingham at some point as I like it there and it's not too hard to drive up, so I will probably be doing a haul from the Bullring at some point ;)

Thanks for reading :)

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Blogs I'm reading

I don't do these often, but I feel like it today. These are the blogs I've been reading the last few weeks.
Some of them have quite a few followers and others are like myself, fewer followers. Either way, I like them all and without people spreading the word no one will ever know about us :)

I started watching her Youtube videos when she had under 1000 subscribers. It's been nice watching her YT and blog grow and all her post are interersting and nice to read.

This girl is fairly new to blogging, but her blog is about hair and as I'm growing mine out it's nice to have someone else who is doing the same to read. She has fewer followers than me, so go have a look at her blog :)

I also found this blog a few days ago, but I can't stop going through the posts. Nice looking blog and about cheap products. I love it!

Baby oil... hair oil?

First I'd like to say that I am aware of peoples concerns about baby oil/mineral oil. I read a lot into it before I tried it for myself. This thread on the Long Hair Community forum is rather interesting if you want to know more.

I have thin, fine hair. It's not completely poker straight, but it's not really wavy and although is has some body it lacks volume. I've tried Coconut oil and Moroccan oil. Moroccan oil is far too heavy for my hair, it just looks greasy not matter how little I use. Coconut oil was looking to be ok in my hair, and I do still use it sometimes, but it's been knocked off my radar by baby oil.

It's light enough that it doesn't feel like I have anything in my hair, but I do feel it moisturising!
To apply it I put one or two drops on my finger tips, rub them lightly together and run them through the ends of my hair just after washing, while it's still wet. When my hair dries there's no residue whatsoever, as there was when I used Coconut oil, but my ends are not dried out and my hair generally feels stronger.

What I am worried about is that this could just be a coating, like when you put Vaseline on your lips. Both produces used petroleum and with Vaseline/petroleum jelly it's not putting moisture in into your lips, it just forms a 'film' or layer over your lips. However if I'm applying the baby oil when my hair is wet the theory is that it's locking the moisture in so it isn't lost.

My hair normally splits very easily, however in the last few weeks I've been noticing fewer and fewer splits which need cutting out (I get rid of them when I spot them). I'm hoping this is to do with the baby oil as I haven't changed anything else, other than cutting out shampoo a bit. I did that last year and didn't notice much in terms of split ends which leads be to believe that baby oil really is helping my hair.

Either way, I will report back when I've been using baby oil for a few months and not weeks and give you a final verdict.

Have you tried baby oil?

Thanks for reading :)

Friday, 9 March 2012

Superdrug Colour Effects: My results

I'd just like to point out that I've had Manic Panic Vampire Red in my hair for about 4 washes now. I wanted something to revamp the colour as it washes out. Now logically you would put the Rich Red over the top of a RED hair dye. But nope. I wanted it to become more ginger, so decided the best option would be to up the Honey Blonde on.

The bottle informs me that I should wash my hair, then apply this and leave it for 5-10 minutes. But of course I ignored it. I washed my hair yesterday, so just got it wet and put some conditioner through it today. I don't like to wash my hair more than twice a week. After I was done I applied maybe 1/4 of the bottle to my hair (I have thin, shoulder length hair) and left it for 1 hour. It was meant to be half an hour, but someone was having bath so I had no access to the bath room ;)

                                      Before                                     After

These are my results. They're not huge, but in person I can see that the faded red has lifted slightly and the naturally blonde highlights in my hair have become a bit more prominent. Something I would like to touch upon is the condition. In both these pictures, all I have done is finger comb my hair through. However in the 'after' shot it looks sleeker, shiner! Now I realise that this is only 'skin deep' (or hair deep :p) - as in, it's hasn't done anything other make my hair look good for now - but I like it all the same. I was half expecting for this to dry out my hair, however it would seem that it really is conditioning after all ;)

Verdict? To early to tell. I'll give the Rich Red a go, and probably make a video review as well as I small blog review ;)
Have you tried this stuff and how was your experience?

Thanks for reading :)

Superdrug Colour Effects/Sharers and toners

I saw these in the Birmingham/Bullring Superdrug yesterday and had to buy them. They were £1.49 for 75ml which I think should do 2-3 applications on my thin/fine hair ;) I remember using something like this when I was 13, it's a wash in, wash out colourent which only stays in for a couple of washes.

I was just going to get the Rich Red, however I spotted a lovely ginger girl on the box of a permanent dye and had the bright idea that I may be able to use one each time I wash my hair and alternate to get a nice ginger... I have no idea whether or not this will work, but it's still an interesting experiment none the less.
I will update you all with pictures of how this worked out ;)

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Hot pink!

This was so hard to take a picture of it's unbelievable! It has seriously taken me ten minutes >:/

Anyway, this is something new from MUA, their Out There plumping gloss. Now, forget about plumping, I've had Two Faced lip injection so as far as I'm concerned nothing plumps (don't even think that plumped my lips, it just stings like hell!). However I love the consistency of this product!

It could almost be called a liquid lipstick, when I wear it I can't feel any stickyness that you normally get with a  gloss and it stays put for ages. This shade (Shocking Pink) is very pigmented and something I wear on a night out, because you can see I'm wearing a lip colour, it doesn't rub off after 10 minutes, but I'm not frightened it's gone all over my face :)

I would like to try some more of these in other colours to see if they're all like this, and for £2, that's quite easily done! You can buy them from Superdrug or if your Superdrug is like mine and doesn't stock new MUA or if you're from overseas they now have a website.

Thanks for reading :)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Shoe problem!

I was never one of those girls who liked shoes, I had one pair of ones I liked and I'd wear them till they worn out. Till I got to about 16. Now I have a love of shoes. Most kinds of shoes, but the one which are causing a problem are heels. I've mentioned in other posts that I am fairly tall and because Jorge is only about 3 inches tall then me I can't wear most heels without being taller than him, which makes me feel unconformable.

Never the less, here's some shoes I have been lusting after for quite some time:
These were on on sale for £20. When I got paid I went to buy them and they had sold out! I have wanted a pair like this for so long :(

I loooove DMs. These are a more practical option as I would wear them all the time, however they are £140 :s

Again, I would wear them more often than heels, but £16 could go to something else maybe?

So I guess the point of this post was so that I could talk about some shoes which I like, but I will wear and remind myself that I AM allow to buy things which look both look pretty and I will wear ;)

Do you have this problem? You can't tell me you wear every pair of shoes you own on a regular basis :p

Thanks you reading :)

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

My bracelet...

Lollipop26 blogged about her sideways cross necklace a looooong time ago, including a link to the Etsy shop she got it from. In the shop was a sideways cross bracelet, and I've never forgotten about it!
My mum asked my what I wanted for my birthday last September and I linked her to this. I don't think it came from the same Etsy shop, but I did a search and found this, sliver cross bracelet. I believe this could be the one I have, but I'm not 100% sure ;)

I'd just like to make it clear that I am in no way religious... that's not to say that I don't believe anything, but I do not believe in organised religion. This is just something I liked and wanted. If anything, it's just a little bit of an ironic symbol ;) Either way, I just like it because it's pretty :)

Friday, 2 March 2012

Honey lightening so far...

So far I've tried this twice, I don't have any photos, however I can see a slight lightening/toning to my over all hair colour. I've now gone and put manic panic red all over my head (found a pot I forgot I had :) so you're just gunna have to believe me when I tell you I think that honey is working, if not to lighten, but tone my hair and bring out the highlights that were once there before I dyed it. This the newest picture I have of my natural hair colour before honey, excuse the funny face :)

I also want to talk about how it makes my hair feel after doing a treatment. I'll post my details in a later blog, but I've basically been mixing honey, cinnamon, olive oil and water, shaking it up in an old milk bottle and leaving it for an hour. I apply this to my head and leave for 4/5 hours under cling film. Washing this off isn't a hard as you might think, I use a normal conditioner first, then a tiny bit of shampoo on my scalp to shift the last of the cinnamon, and I use my Superdrug incentive conditioner all over and leave it for a few minutes. Doing this makes my hair feel like silk!! It's so smooth, yet I don't get an ungodly amount of flyaways like I  normally do because of my hair type.
Even if this isn't lightening my hair I will continue to do it once in a while as I love how it makes my hair feel and I would seriously recommend this to anyone to wants to try a new moisturising treatment for their hair, or just for those who want to smell like cinnamon ;)