Sunday, 29 November 2015

Vaseline Limited Edition 'Sugar Coated' Lip Balm Review


Anyone who's been following my blog for a while will know about my obsession with lip balms, but for those of you who are new to my blog, I'll give you a little insight into what I mean.

Not only have I got an extensive collection of lip balm tins (I seem to pick up at least one every time I see one I don't own yet) but I have somehow managed to collect every single Vaseline flavour that's been available over the years, even the Limited Edition ones like the original Lulu Guinness tin and the extended Lulu Guinness collection. And to top off my obsessive behaviour, I have them all stored inside a giant Vaseline tin that I received a few years back. Hope that's given you all a little background history - I'm officially the 'Crazy Lip Balm Lady.'

Anyway as you can imagine, when I happened to stumble upon the exciting new Vaseline Limited Edition Sugar Coated Lip Balm whilst I was out shopping, it was added into my basket without question.


The tin is gorgeous and undoubtedly one of my favourites yet, the tiny pink sugar crystals look so sweet! Inside, the balm has a subtle pink hue - unlike the rose tinted shades this one won't make your lips look any pinker, but will give them a sort of natural iridescence that's perfect for when you want to go 'au natural' for the day.

The scent, like the name suggests, is very sugary - who knew eh? But it also kind of reminds me of being a sweeter version of Vaseline's previous Limited Edition Pink Champagne flavour, so if you were a fan of that and are running out now, you should definitely replace it with this before it disappears!


I actually found my tin in Tesco, but you can pick this little gem up in Boots for £2.99, which isn't bad at all considering I'll pay up to £4.99 for a Balmi lip balm.

Have you tried Vaseline's Sugar Coated Lip Balm yet? Or do you have a lip balm staple you always go back to? Let me know below so I can expand my collection! 

Until next time..

Georgina 
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Friday, 13 November 2015

New Look Lingerie - The Perfect Black Bralette




Hola!

Only a short post today since I'm pushed for time, but I just had to share with you all my latest purchase from New Look!

I've been searching for a gorgeous lace bralette for a while now; inspired by the many delicate, bespoke creations I've seen on Etsy and Instagram. The only problem I've found myself up against is finding something of a suitable size, since it seems a lot of lacey lingerie isn't really suited to girls with a little more going on up top - which is such a shame because I would totally buy all of them. So when I was scrolling through New Look and saw this Black DD-G Lace Caged Bralette in Size 8 for only £9.99, I had to snap it up straight away!

Not only is this bralette super supportive, it's so detailed! I love the contrast between the sweet, feminine lace and the edgier, caged straps - it's literally the perfect combination. I originally bought this with plans of wearing it around the house for some off-duty styling, but now I've tried it on I really want to find a way of styling it with sheer fabric the peek-a-boo lingerie trend that's very on trend at the minute

As I said only a short post, but I really want to get into doing some more fashion blogging where I can photograph some of my outfits, I'm just waiting for a day of decent weather (fingers crossed for me please haha!)

Until next time..

Georgina 
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Switching up my Daily Skincare Routine: Lush Ultrabland Cleanser Review

Lush Ultrabland Cleanser Review

It's been a constant battle over the years to try and re-hydrate my dry skin and since I've always been prone to sensitive skin on certain areas of my face, it wasn't a surprise that last week I had a reaction to something my skin clearly didn't agree with.

In a desperate bid to fix and replenish my sore skin, I ran to Boots on my lunch hour and picked up every kind of deep moisturising and healing products I could find - from Eucerin & Sudocrem to E45 and Nivea, you name it I probably purchased it!

Lush Ultrabland Cleanser Review

Sadly for me everything I put on my skin had no effect, my eyelids in particular were so sore and anything that even went near them stung like hell - not a pleasant experience at all. 

In my desperation I turned to Lush Cosmetics - I love love LOVE Lush products and regularly purchase their bath bombs, melts and jellies but haven't ever really paid much attention to their other skincare products. So I sent a quick email to their customer service team (the subject quite literally was S.O.S Skincare haha!) and a day later I received a super helpful email from a lovely lady called Keilly giving me all sorts of advice, and in particular giving their cleanser 'Ultrabland' a glowing report. She told me to purchase a pot and if I wasn't happy with the results, I'd receive a full refund, so with that incentive in mind I headed straight to the checkout and picked up the product.

Lush Ultrabland Cleanser Review

Ultrabland cleanser is an all natural product that includes ingredients such as Almond Oil, Rose Water, Beeswax and Honey. When I opened the pot I was surprised by the thickness, I'd assumed it'd have a runnier texture but it was more of a butter than a cream which actually made the application a lot easier! 

I tested it out straight way, smoothing the product all over my face - although it was silky smooth, I felt tiny little granules which gave a sort of gentle exfoliation. Once I worked it into my skin, I remove it using hot water and cotton wool pads - Ultrabland really leaves my skin feeling relaxed and moisturised, to the point that I'm sure if I missed out on moisturiser for a couple of days, it wouldn't have too much of an affect.

Lush Ultrabland Cleanser Review

Of course I've only been using this product for a week so it's very early days - only time will tell whether this cleanser has a lasting effect on my skin! But one thing I will say is that removing my makeup was a chore before I discovered this, I don't know whether it's the novelty of trying out an all natural product but I'm really enjoying using it.

Have you tried Ultrabland cleanser or any of Lush's skincare products - leave me a comment below if there's a miracle product you've discovered that I haven't heard of yet, I'd love to know!

Until next time..

Georgina 

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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Nails of the Day: Nails Inc London Nail Polish - Hyde Park Place




It's typical isn't it, it's been relatively dry all week outside whilst I've been stuck inside my office at work, it hits the weekend and the heavens open! So I guess my nail polish choice for the today is pretty suited to the rubbish winter weather I'm currently experiencing - it's barely light enough to even take decent photos for this post!



I'm a massive fan of muted nail polish shades, don't get me wrong I love deep shades of red and purple too, but lately it's been all about the nude pinks & café latte shades - so when I rediscovered this Nails Inc polish in the shade 'Hyde Park Place' I knew it'd be making an appearance during my weekend pampering sesh. 

This polish originally came in a pack of four polishes and weirdly I also ended up receiving the exact same shade again a year later within my Latest in Beauty box - which was super handy considering how gorgeous this colour is!

Sadly for me my nails really don't grow much longer than they are in these pictures, they're so soft and break really easily, so if anyone is taking any miracle-working nail supplements tell me your secrets! I do like the fact that this post has allowed me to try on some of my favourite jewellery pieces for y'all, including some of the newest Pandora charms I was lucky enough to receive for my 21st - I mean how cute is the little bunny charm *insert heart eyes emoji lol*

 


If you're looking for a unique hue, I'd definitely say grey is the way to go. I see so many beautiful white manicured nails on Instagram but because I'm rocking the pale winter look, white nails just don't look all that on me, so this is a fantastic alternative.

What nail polish shade are you loving at the moment, or can you reccommend me a brand or colour to try out? Leave me a comment below! 

Until next time..

Georgina 
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Thursday, 5 November 2015

Born Pretty Store Makeup Review - 'Liquid Moisturising' Long-Lasting Lip Gloss Pen

Born Pretty Lipgloss

Aloha!

So anyone who read my last Born Pretty review post will know that I was approached by the company and asked to select a couple of products in return for honest reviews of the products, and today's post is no different!

As my second Born Pretty product to review I opted for a lip gloss - not at all my usual type of make up product, as I tend to stick with velvet finish lipsticks in dark shades. Stepping out of my comfort zone I chose to give the 'Liquid Moisturising' Long-Lasting Lip Gloss Pen in Shade 02 a go.

Born Pretty Lipgloss

 If I'm honest the main motive behind picking this product out was once again the packaging, like the waterproof eyeliner from my previous post, the box looked completely gorgeous and my immediate thoughts were 'that is so bloggable,' because I know you all, like me, go crazy for something floral and cute!

Moving onto the actual product I was actually completely shocked by the colour, it was much much brighter than I anticipated it to be - I was expecting a bright pink but not quite this vivid, something a little more natural. But not one to be beaten by a beauty product, I still decided to put it through its paces and let you all know about how I found it. 

The pen itself is very handy, a twist up design allows you to push up exactly the right amount of lipgloss you need, meaning you'll never waste any unnecessary amounts of product. I always love the fact that the packaging is clear, because you can see how much you use and how much is left - nothing more annoying than not realising you've run out of one of your everyday essentials! 

Born Pretty Lipgloss

Whilst the applicator brush and pen are really practical and well made, the lip gloss itself is where I had a little bit of a 'sticky situation.' Thicker than the other lip glosses I own, this particular product is more reminiscent of Lancôme's Juicy Tubes in consistency - if you're a fan of thick lip products then this is definitely for you!

Because the consistency was thicker than I initially anticipated, I had a little trouble applying it evenly to my lips, but once I got into the swing of it I was able to give myself an even coverage. Highly pigmented and very glossy indeed, I can see why it's called 'liquid moisturising!' As the title suggests the product did stay in place for multiple hours without smudging, but I have to be honest and say I was very aware of it on my mouth - if you're more of a 'less is more' kind of girl when it comes to lip balms, I wouldn't recommend this for your barely-there look. 

*Please excuse my onesie, I was have a super relaxing afternoon when I took these photos for this post and really didn't feel like getting changed - hopefully you understand the comfort levels & share the same love for onesies as I do! 

Born Pretty Lipgloss Test

That said for a night out on the town this lip gloss will provide the perfect finishing touch to your makeup by adding an irresistibly shiny pop of colour to your pout. So if you're intrigued to give this product a go, or discover more in Born Pretty Store's extensive beauty range, I've got a little code for you all to try out!

If you enter GEOH10 at the checkout you'll receive 10% off your entire order - you'll be able to grab yourself a real bargain with this, since everything on their website is pretty affordable!

I hope I've inspired you to have a little browse through their products and discover some of their hidden gems for yourself - let me know if anything in particular catches your eye!

Until next time..

Georgina 
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