28 July 2014

Crystal Clear 10 Minute Glow Mask



Let's lower the tone now, before it happens mid review. As we're all friends here, lets be honest - there's nothing more satisfying than peeling/picking at skin. What's the first thing you do when you get a blister on your foot - you pick it (oh is it just me then). Now those little geniuses at Crystal Clear have developed hands down the best face mask, which is made even better by the fact that you can peel it off!!

10 Minute Glow, does what it says on the label (well bottle) and brightens and makes you look like you're well rested, when the truth maybe anything but. The mask uses active ingredients which aim to target any problem zones you may have as well as deeply cleansing the skin. Personally I leave this on for a good 15-20 minutes until I know for sure everything is dried and then its time to peel. My skin afterwards definitely looks more radiant, however if I want an extra boost I normally exfoliate first, use a lighter cleanser and then use this on my face. Regardless of how you use this, the mask is a winner in my eyes and the fact you can sit and peel until your hearts content makes it even better!! Are you a fan of peeling masks?

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27 July 2014

Sunday Edit #68

The best peanut butter cheesecake ever // Finally got my hands on a copy of Glamour // Walking with Mucka in the heat // The ultimate nude eye shadow palette // Could it get any bigger?

Guess what's back with a vengeance - another chest infection, which is ironic as all what I have is a pain in my ribs. But hey ho, more tablets for me. I've had a few days off work which has been well over due - the plan was to catch up with blog posts, but that hasn't happened. Loads have photos have been took though - so every cloud and that.

Apart from that I've been making the most of the good weather and getting out the house/away from my desk at work. Oh I nearly forgot, tomorrow I'm getting my new car (fingers crossed), I've had the test drive of the car itself, might not have been able to see out the wing mirror due to having the seat too high, however I'm actually quite surprised with the fact that I've been able to drive another car to my current car. Don't question it but I get stressed haha. Anyway I've got to prep for two job interviews tomorrow and a garden to sort out - the joys of being an adult.... urgh.

Posts you may have missed this week - The ultimate eye shadow palette // Summer nails // Patty and Bun // The worst outfit pose ever.  

26 July 2014

Clinique All About Shadow 8 Pan Palette

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Sometimes an eye shadow palette needs no words. Balls to the Naked Palette, its all about this beauty. It actually pains me to use this, I'm actually shedding a tear as I write this... no not really. Admire the beauty people, admire the beauty.

25 July 2014

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Huckleberry

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Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Huckleberry - £3.99

Oh Bazza M and your Gelly polishes, can you do any wrong? No you can't. Initially I was torn between this and Sugar Apple, however on a whim I decided to pick up Huckleberry as its more me - you totally know I'll end up buying Sugar Apple too. Unlike some of the other Gelly polishes I have tried this takes two coats before its fully opaque. I'm not going to lie, but the above swatches do not do this polish justice, and if you can see on the top stick near the bottom especially you can see how opaque it is.

Unlike other Gelly polishes I do find that after a few days this polish does look rather dull and not as shiny as it is when first applied. Lasting wise, I normally get a good 3-4 days without any chip wear, longer if I apply it at a weekend. This has been my go to nail polish over the last few weeks, and considering how hot the weather has been do you blame me for going to this summery shade? Now the next important question is what shade do I buy next? What do you recommend?

23 July 2014

The Patty and Bun Experience

Patty and Bun, 54 James Street, London

Top of the list for mine and Tor's trip to London was a visit to Patty and Bun - Tor has raved on about this after visiting on a previous work trip. Now I'd previously been warned that there would be a queue to get in, however as it was a warm night, we didn't mind the 20 minute wait. I didn't get any photos inside of the decor, however it's very small and cosy (and dark).

Service was quick, and what I love about here is the fact that the menu is quite concise -six main burgers and then the options for specials. I chose the "Ari Gold" cheeseburger and oh em gee, quite frankly the best burger I've had. The chips with rosemary salt were gorgeous too. I feel like going here has been a bit of a blogger right of passage - first up Byron, then Patty and Bun, and finally Five Guys. I'm ending today's post now as it appears there's a puddle of drool on my desk and my stomach is rumbling.