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Avon Must Have Summer Essentials 

Avon Calling…… ha ha

I absolutely love a good nosey through the Avon catalogue and you can always find something either for you or a gift for a friend and at an affordable price which is why Avon appeals to me.

This is one of a few posts that i am going to feature on my blog about Avon so keep a look out.

So the summers on its way… our skin and hair need to be looked after so I’ve bought some lovely bits that are going to see me into summer and I think they are a must have for anyone…ok preferably female but males if your in touch with your feminine side knock yourself out.

1.  DAILY HAIR REFRESHER – RASPBERRY AND HIBISCUS £2.50

Adds a beautiful summery scent to your locks (comes in other scents)

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2. MAGIX PRIME AND SET SPRAY £3.50

Your make up stays put on a hot day with a spritz of this. Tried and tested 🙂

3. SKIN SO SOFT – DRY OIL SPRAY- ORIGINAL + JOJOBA £1.99

When you get out the bath/ shower or the sea spray this on all over to keep your legs looking and feeling smooth.

4. DREAMY LAVENDER AND CHAMOMILE SCENTED SPRITZ £3.00

Use when you need that unwind and relax after a hot day spray on your PJs, duvet cover or just in your room. Lavender has so many great benefits. I love it and use it all the time

I ordered mine online which is the best thing as back in the day you didn’t have such a luxury. My Avon Representative Sarah is lovely and is always at hand for any questions I have. I’ll leave her link below so you can use her too.

CLICK HERE TO BUY WITH SARAH


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The Body Shop Pick of the month

Its been a while since I done a beauty post so I thought I would show you a few things i’m loving from The Body Shop

Also keep an eye out on their website for discount codes as they are always having amazing offers.

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I absolutely love doing my eyes up and the eyeliner and mascara if not taken off fully leaves me with beautiful panda eyes. However since using this Camomile Gentle Eye Make Up Remover I have not had any dark circles from make up only the ones I support from being tired. Perfect addition to anyones night routine.

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I am using this like its going out of fashion at the moment.  I have been suffering with bad breakouts and tea tree as you know is the perfect medicine for them. I bought this in a Tea Tree Rescue Kit a few months ago so its coming in handy. You can use it whatever age. Spots aren’t just for the teenagers anymore. Stress and hormones have a lot to answer for.

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I am a huge lover of Lavender its such a fresh and relexing scent and I saw this fragrance oil and thought I know what to use it for i’ll put it in my oil burner. So when I have a bath and fancy staying in there a while I will put this on and let the aroma circulate the room.There are so many other things you can use fragrance oils for which I will touch on in another post.

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In one of my favourites you would have seen I am a big fan of this gorgeous Banana Shampoo so much so I bought it in bulk. Well it was 2 for £7 so it was rude not to take advantage of the offer. My mum uses it too so its a win win. We both have highlighted hair and it definitely brightens up our hair too.

Do you have a favourite from The Body Shop?


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Be kind to your skin 

For the past couple of months I have been trying out some different products on my skin. It’s always been quite problematic and I thought why don’t I try something that is organic and kind to your skin at the same time.

So I went in search and found DELIGHT TOUCH. They specialise in not using any chemicals that you would usually find in the normal cleanser,toner and moisturisers.
 

Here below are the products I have been sent. This was after I discussed my skin problems so I knew I was using the correct one.

  • Organic Cucumber Cleanser with a essence of ylang ylang and orange. 
  • Organic Orange and Comfrey Toner with a essence of Neroli.
  • Organic Arctic Oat and Chia Moisturiser

My impression:

The cleanser definitely does as it says. My face was soothed by the cucumber and also cleansed of all dirt and make up. You only need a pea sized amount and I still have loads left  10/10

The toner I love how it just sprays out enough and I’m pretty sure it’s doing its job I’m just not a keen fan of the smell. I think because it’s organic and the comfrey is something I’m not used to I guess. But I still use it daily as the benefits outweigh it  8/10

The moisturiser is great to put on at night and keeps my face free from dryness I just don’t think it’s thick enough to use as a base under my makeup. I will be purchasing it again for sure  9/10

My skin has definitely changed since using a more organic skincare routine and I hope that some of you reading this may give the organic approach a go.


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Boutique of Molly – Smart/casual look

 I had a browse over on the Boutique of molly website for something that was going to be smart, casual and a bit sexy at the same time. 

There was so many to choose from but I chose this top. It has a zip that comes a quarter of the way down the front so if you wanted to you could wear a little bralette with it which I may do in the summer and I’m in love with the cold shoulder look too.

I did buy a pretty floral dress too but I’ll save that for another post closer to the summer as that’s what I bought it for. Can you tell I want some sun?


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Boutique of Molly were kind enough to give me a code for all my blogger friends to use….ANYTIME. Just put it in at the checkout. They are also updating their stock all the time so if you don’t find what you want bookmark the site and come back to it. Happy shopping. 🛍


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O.P.I Disaster

When you buy a more high end nail varnish rather than the ones your normal drug store stocks you would expect to have results that show that it was worth spending that little bit more.

This is the culprit…Kiss me on my tulips

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i picked it because i am a lover of pink, i loved the name of it and thought yeah this will do the trick and have staying power.

Does it hell!!

I have had it on just over a week and i have had to touch up on nearly every nail three times. i don’t know why i didn’t just give in and take it off and put something different on. i guess it was because i didn’t want one of my more expensive nail varnishes to just get thrown in the drawer never to be seen again.

To make matters worse this happened

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I was not amused i have real strong nails and i catch it in something and have to just cut it off. I have to now bring myself to cut my naturally long nails down. I am well proud of how long i can get them.

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Thanks O.P.I you have made me never want to get a nail varnish from your range again, sort out the product and i may change my mind… heres my blog post on a Rimmel nail varnish which proved you don’t have to spend a fortune for pretty nails and does what it says on the bottle Excuse My French…Manicure  


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One of the best Eyeliners so far

 

As a lover of Eyeliner for 15 years…well since i was 16 i have been striving to find the right one. It has been one hell of a struggle but i think i’ve finally found it.

Whilst searching on the net i came across the website Beauty Bay. Never been on it in my life so i was in make up heaven once i started scrolling through pages of gorgeous products.

In particular this eyeliner set below:- Zoeva Black Box

 

It comes with 4 black eyeliners  2 pencil and two liquid

1. Cat eye pen – to get that perfect winged effect i am yet to master that in need of practice so may need to nose at some tutorials.

2. Graphic Eyes – The shade is called Black to Earth and looks like a graphic pencil you would have used in art class i have used this on my water line. It looks smooth and gives a liquid liner look which i love.

3. Soft Kohl – This is quite subtle compared to the graphics one but still gives your eyes that bit of definition.

4. Calli Graphic – i have used this in the picture below for along my lash line, The key is to put the mascara on first and then follow with this as it will be easier to apply will do a video at a later date showing you what i mean.

For £19.99 i think it was well worth the money as its waterproof

                                                i think its a winner in my eyes

 

 

 


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Excuse My French…Manicure  

Check out these beauties…


I wanted something that reflected my personality so I went for some super girly colours. I also cut about half an inch off them as they were getting way too long.

To get the base colour I used one of my favourites:  Rimmels Go wild-erness by Rita Ora. This time of year I love pastels. It gives amazing coverage and you only need one coat of it too.

 
For the French tip look I chose Rimmels Lycra Pro Professional Finish In Pop Rose.  Without a guide for my tips I think I did ok.

Here is my nails after 10 days. Baring in mind I’ve been packing boxes as I’m in the process of moving I don’t think that they’ve took too much of a bashing.


They can be found at your local Boots or Superdrug or you can find them online.

Amazon do some amazing nail polishes  from different brands at affordable prices.

What’s your favourite shade of nail polish?