Sunday, 29 March 2015

Spring Nail Polishes

As the weather has given us a little glimpse for what the next few months will bring, I thought it was time to dig out those spring/summer nail polishes.

The first two are by Sally Hansen and are the Complete Salon Manicure polishes. These two are very well loved and they are polishes I find myself going back to. The pink, 260 - So much Fawn, is a very well loved shade due to it being a classy nude and looks very sophisticated. The red, 560 - Kook-A-Mango, is a very vibrant red and is definitely a spring/summer shade as it is a really ‘in your face’ shade which is perfect!

The next is Passion Fruit from Barry M. This is from the Gelly Collection. This shade is very similar to the Sally Hansen shade however, this one is thicker and a lot shinier.

The next 2 are from Beauty UK and are pastels in a Smokey Lilac and Slate shade. I picked these up when I went away for a weekend somewhere and love these. They need a 2-3 coats but I do 2 for a natural look but still look as if you've made an effort.

The last is a shade from MUA. I picked this up as a dupe for the Essie - Mint Candy Apple as I didn't want spent £8 on a polish I didn't know would suit me. As this was £1 I thought that I would try it and I have to say that I love it. Sadly, the name isn't on the bottle so I don’t know the name of it.

I hope you've enjoyed reading,

Chloe x

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Rimmel London 25 Hr Lasting Finish Foundation

This foundation is amazing! It is the best foundation I have ever used. It is the Rimmel London 25 Hr Lasting Finish Foundation. It comes with a pump (which I believe is a must for foundation) which makes it easier to get out the bottle. I think this is great foundation from the drugstore. I’d heard about this foundation from a few people and thought I’d give it a try. I have combination skin so I like a dewy foundation and that is exactly what this product is. 

It gives a full coverage and a nice amount of colour to the face and it is a great match for my skin (100 - Ivory). It doesn't cling to my dry patches so I find this great. It gives a lovely glow to my face and it looks natural if not heavily applied.

However, there are a few drawbacks. When the foundation is applied, it can feel quite sticky on the face so I just apply a power over the top. 1) to set the foundation and make it last longer and 2) to reduce the stickiness that the foundation has. It has SPF 20 so wouldn't be good for flash photography.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed,

Chloe x

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Fashion Haul

As this blog is about beauty, fashion and lifestyle, I thought it was about time I uploaded something associated with fashion. 

The first place I went to was Primark. I’d been looking for a white blouse for quite a while as they can be easily paired with jeans for a more smart-casual look or dressed up with smart trousers for a more formal look. I believe this is a staple item for any girl's wardrobe. I only went in for a nosey just to see what they had in and came out with this blouse and 2 pairs of flip-flops in a nude with a gold bow on as well as the matching black pair. I thought that the nude could be paired with anything and the black for a smarter look as the black and gold look very chic. 

I then had a look in Jack Wills as I still had a voucher left from Christmas. I was really after anything in particular but as soon as I saw the blue and white stripe top, I was sold! As I was heading for the till, I noticed the black and grey polka-dot shirt I had been looking at online. Luckily, they had my size so picked it up and I have to say that I am very happy with them both.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed,

Chloe x

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Latest In Beauty Mini Haul

This, for me, was a slightly different purchase to what I would normally go for. I discovered Latest In Beauty roughly two months ago. I was a little confused to why certain full sized products were so cheap. There are many well-known brands from high street to high end.

I purchased two Classic Carmex Moisturising Lip Balms an Invisibobble set and  a Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. They came in a small black box with Latest In Beauty written on the top. Inside, there were my products on top of shredded tissue paper which was well presented.

The Classic Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm is a must for anyone with dry, chapped lips or anyone who loves to have moisturised lips. Before I went skiing I suffered with dry lips and when I was away skiing, they were a little better as it became a must to apply lip balm. I came home and I had to something about it so that’s when I looked on LIB. I ordered two so I could have one next to my bed so I could apply it before I went to sleep and one to put in my bag whenever they got dry. I simply love this product and can’t imagine using anything else now.

I then looked at Invisibobble. I’d heard good things from a few people who had used them and then had to try them for myself once I saw them on the LIB website. Another product I really recommend as they come in a variety of colours and do not leave a kink in your hair even if it has been in your hair all day.

The Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm hasn't been used yet as I was wanting to try the Carmex one to start with as it was what I was looking for. I will let you know how I get on with it once I have used it.

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed,

Chloe x

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Bardonecchia Ski Trip 2015

This time last week I had already boarded the plane to Lyon Airport and travelled on a coach for another 3 hours to little place called Bardonecchia in order for my 1st skiing trip.

I went with school as I felt this was my only opportunity to try skiing and my family would rather go somewhere hot and relax by the pool than going to someplace covered in snow and skiing for 4 hours each day. I was really surprised how quickly I had picked it the basic manoeuvres (snow plough, parallel stop and turns) within the week. 

I started on the baby slops as it was my first time and need to learn how to turn and slow down and stop. On the third day my group progressed on to the mountain and attempt a blue run which we all managed to complete and I managed to do a few parallel turns as well which I was proud of!

The following day, we were taken up a red slope! (Yes, I was a little scared  to come down after seeing how high up I was and wondering how on earth I was going to down.) It was a new experience as there were sections of ice down the slope which made me even more nervous about the decent.

The best part about skiing was an evening activity which was the torch light decent. We finished our skiing lesson and went for a hot chocolate whilst the sun set behind the mountains. We were then asked to go outside  and put our skis on ready to have the torches put on by members off staff. Once the majority of people had torches on, the rest of us had to follow them down the blue run on the mountain. It was such an amazing experience and something I will never forget!

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed something a little different,

Chloe x