Tuesday, 3 June 2014

'Nearly Empties'

So today's post is a  bit of a different one. Last night I was getting ready for bed and cleaning my face and all that stuff, and something hit me like a bolt of lightning out of the blue.. I HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF. I mean, it was something I knew all along, but whatever way I looked at it last night it was different, like all of a sudden I took my rose tinted glasses off and saw the amount of stuff I've gathered up over the years for the first time. Not good!
 I'm a bit embarrassed and ashamed of it if the truth be told. I mean I've so many shower gels and body lotions on the go at the one time I've lost track! So today I've decided I'm going to pick some products that I've been using for a good while now, and try and use them up by the end of the month so I can go on and use some other new bits instead!
I'm also going to do the same with my make up bag and give it an overhaul in a way, so that I'm using products that I've shoved to the side and forgotten about, but I shall do that separately!

L'Occitane Verbena Body Lotion: I'm not sure if I should continue to use this or actually throw it out because I've had it opened for so long. I think the latter may be the best option! I absolutely love the Verbena range from L'Occitane. Its a beautiful refreshing lemon scent, that is perfect for the Summer and for early mornings aswell as it instantly wakes me up. I really want to get rid of this one because my parents got me a lovely gift set of the same range at Christmas, and I can't wait to get to start using it!

Boots Extracts Mango Sugar Scrub: I bought this huge tub last Summer, and its still going strong, although I wish it wasn't, as I'm really not liking it! Its not tough enough to feel like its actually doing a good job, and after I rinse it off it leaves what feels like an oily film on my skin. I hate wasting things so I'm going to use it until the very end.

Soap and Glory Clean on Me Shower Wash: Don't get me wrong, I love Soap and Glory, quite a lot as a matter of fact, but given that I've been using this shower gel for about 6 months now, you may understand why at this stage I'm a little bored of it! Like these bottles are a huge 500mls, that's half a litre! They are ridiculously big, and while there's no denying that its great value, at this stage I want to try one of the other lovely ones!

Soap And Glory The Righteous Butter Body Butter: Obviously enough this goes hand in hand with the last product because the scent is the exact same, so I use them in conjunction with each other. I have a few of these lying around the place thanks to the gift sets I buy every Christmas, but I'm making good headway with this one and have over half of the product gone, so hopefully by the end of the month it'll be used up!

No 7 Protect and Perfect Night Cream: I'm great with moisturisers in the morning, but I admit I slack off at night time. I'm nearly done with this though, so I'm going to get better and actually give myself a proper night time skincare routine and use up the end of this fella so I can get on to something else.

Nivea Extra Gentle Eye Make Up Remover: Again, nothing very exciting about this one. It doesn't remove eye make up very well at all, so no wonder its extra gentle! I much prefer my micellar solution for removing eye make up, it does a much better job! However there's only a small drop left so I'm going to do my best.

So ladies, they are all the shower type products that I'm going to attempt to use up this month. Hopefully I'll manage to do it, but I shall check back in at the end of the month and let you know how I get on! I'll also do something similar with my make up at some point aswell!

Thanks for reading,
Alisha xxx

Monday, 2 June 2014

Orange Lips...

Hey ladies, I hope you all had a fantastic June Bank Holiday Weekend! I'd a great time, went out Friday, had a rest Saturday, and hit the town again yesterday! :) It was great to catch up with friends and have a good gossip, and scout out some potential talent ;)
Anyway, given that I've seen orange lips everywhere this Summer, I decided I wanted to give it a try. I'm a little bit apprehensive about colours like these because they can often wash me out and just look ridiculous on me! But I decided I'd pick up something cheap to try the trend, and if I didn't like it there was no harm done.

The one I decided to try was from one of my favourite brands Catrice, more specifically the Ultimate Colour Range. This range comes in sleek black packaging, which make it look more expensive than its less than 5 euro price tag. It also has the brand name embossed into the actually product, which I think is another lovely touch.
The shade I picked up was shade 50, Princess Peach, ( cute right?) To me this is a beautiful light orange shade, which isn't too over powering, which is what I wanted given that I was dipping my toe into the orange pool for the first time.
Formula wise, it was so comfortable, it glided on to my lips effortlessly, and left a creamy, glossy sheen. It applied lightly, but I built it up to get more colour. Time wise, it didn't last too long, but given that I was eating and drinking, I wasn't too surprised. But reapplying lip products isn't something that bothers me too much.
Overall, I'm really glad I picked it up, and I do genuinely really like it! Paired with a neutral eye and lashings of mascara, it's the perfect shade for Summer, if it ever arrives that is! I also picked up a more vibrant shade from the Penney's range, but I'm yet to try this, but I shall let you all know when I do! :)

Thanks for reading,
Alisha xxx