Sunday, 30 December 2012

Small haul

I don't usually like sale shopping but we decided to go this year and I thought I would show you the few things that I picked up. I didn't pick up any clothes which is usually what I tend to buy the most but I did get a couple of other things

Thierry Mugler Angel perfume - Orig £44 in Boots (I had a £5 off voucher and £10 gift card)
Necklace from Accessorize - £12
MAC soft and gentle mineralized skin finish - £21.50
Acetone from Sally - around £3.50
Miss Soleil razors - £1.99 from Boots and £1.49 from Superdrug

Did you pick up anything good in the sales?

Friday, 21 December 2012

Nip + Fab lip butter trio disappointment!

After recently using and really liking the Nip + Fab pistachio body butter (review here), I decided to buy and try out their lip butters when I saw them in Sainsbury's recently. I had high hopes for them and at the time they were 1/3 off making them £3.33 - bargain!

As you can see the lip butters come in little pots and are in cherry tarte, coconut latte and mango smoothie. As soon as I had paid for them, I quickly opened them up because I was so eager to smell them and at the time they seemed perfectly fine. I then bought them home and left them on my bedroom floor, in the box and bag until I was ready to put them away. However, when I did go to put them away and opened the cherry tarte one to use it, I was met with a really runny and gloopy mess and after checking the other two, found they had all done the same thing.

I didn't keep them these by any form of heat and since I opened them when I bought them knew they were okay and that this isn't how they are supposed to be. I have no idea what happened to them but it's a huge disappointment!

I've since put them in the fridge to see if it hardens them up and while they're not as runny, they still aren't solid and pretty much unusable. It makes a mess when you try to get some out and the products feels like putting greasy water on your lips and slides right off. They smell really nice (although the 'mango' one reminds me more of a melon scent than it does mango) but other than that I can't comment on how well they work and right now they are not what I would consider to be 'lip butters'. 

Have you tried these lip butters? Has anyone else had the same thing happen?

Sunday, 16 December 2012


I have used up a lot of products recently and have been saving them for a while now to write a blog post on.

Sally Hansen nail polish remover // Collection 2000 illuminating touch concealer // V05 'Gloss me smoothly' shampoo // Soap and Glory's Thick and Fast mascara // T-Zone nose pore strip // Tresemme split remedy shampoo and conditioner // pure argan oil // Charlie 'Black' perfume // Sally Hansen Insta-dri top coat // Johnson's baby shampoo // Taylor Swift 'Wonderstruck' perfume // Eau De Iceberg perfume // Neautogena visibly clear spot stress control cleansing lotion // Bath and Body works 'Cherry blossom' lotion // Balance Me 'Rose otto' lip balm // Bath and Bodyworks 'Country chic' bodyspray

Sure 'Cotton' deodorant // 2 x Garnier pure active deep pore unclogging facial wash // Sure 'Radiant' deodorant // Listerine 'Clean mint' mouthwash // Oral B 3D white toothpaste // Umberto Giannini sleek and chic keep it straight conditioner

Phew! That was a lot!
What have you finished up recently?

Friday, 7 December 2012

NOTD: Barry M - Lilac foil

I mentioned in a previous post that I'm not really a fan of metallic polishes but I have a bit of a soft spot for Lilac foil because of the colour. It's a still a bit streaky, like I find with most metallic polishes, but the silver micro-shimmer in this one from far away makes it look like a pale icy lilac colour which I think is really pretty and perfect for these cold winter months!

Do you like metallic polishes, which are your favouites??

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Nip + Fab pistachio sundae body butter

Nip + Fab isn't a brand I know very much about but I heard about this body butter a while back and was intrigued by it. Firstly by the colour of it and secondly by the fact that it's pistachio and I really was curious to see what it smelt like. It has a very strong, indulgent smell, the kind of smell that makes you want to eat it. I do really like the smell but I think it could be pretty sickly if you were to use this all over your body (I only using it on my legs).

I'm always on the look out for hand creams and body lotions that dry really quickly because I hate the sticky feeling they leave on your skin and was hoping this wouldn't disappoint me and be one of those and it definitely isn't, I was really surprised at how quickly this dries and that my legs weren't left feeling greasy or sticky. The thick green lotion blends into your skin really nicely.

I noticed they do a couple of other scents in their body butter range which I will definitely also pick up and try to see if they are as indulgent as this one. 

This 50ml pot of body butter is the mini version which is sold in Boots for £2.95 (they also do a larger pot).
Have you tried this body butter or anything else by Nip + Fab?