Friday, 23 November 2012

Empties #2

Bonjour! Today I thought I would do an empties post. I love to see what people have used up and to find out if they would buy the product again.

Herbal essences volume shampoo £3.79 - I love this shampoo, its the one I always go back to. Would I repurchase? I already have!

Batiste wild £2.99 - I love Batiste a lot. I use it the day after I wash my hair just to refresh it and to make sure it looks clean for an extra day. The scent is quite nice but not my favourite. Would I repurchase? I have but not in this scent.

Batiste blush £2.99 - Again the same as above. I am now loving the new paisley scent.

VO5 Nourish me truly conditioner £3.59 - I didn't really like this conditioner. I didn't feel like it detangled my hair at all and I prefer most conditioners more than this. Would I repurchase? No!

Herbal Essences voulme conditioner x2 £3.79 - Again this is the conditioner I always use. It leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth and I really love it. I have already repurchased.

Listerine smart rinse mouthwash £2.50 - If you don't like strong mint mouthwash this would be perfect for you. It is designed for children but I find its extremely effective at doing its job. I will repurchase when I have finished my current mouthwash.

Colgate advanced whitening toothpaste £3.49 - I always use colgate toothpaste but this one was a bit of a letdown. It was supposed to be whitening but I haven't noticed any difference at all. Would I repurchase? Probably not!

Impulse body spray in Paris and New York £1 - I found these 2 half empty in a drawer and just decided to use them up. I do really like the scent but I don't really wear body spray. I don't think I will repurchase.

Sure deodorant in cool pink about £2.50 - This deodorant was average. It was okay but not outstanding. I probably won't buy it again.
Nivea pearl 48hr deodorant £2.50- I found this half empty in a drawer. I'm not a massive fan of Nivea deodorants; they leave white marks and are really sticky. I won't be buying again!

Nivea double effect £1.50 - This wasn't as bad as the other Nivea deodorant but I would still not purchase it again.

Natural Collection strawberry body scrub £2 - I really didn't like this. I basically had to use the whole bottle to cover my body. It really didn't exfoliate very well either.

I am glad I have been able to finish some products (especially the ones I didn't like) so now I have some room in my beauty drawers.

Please let me know if you have post requests.


Megan xx

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Product Of The Week :Naked Untagling Spray

For the last couple of months I havent seen any point in doing monthly favourites because I have basically been using the same products for months. I do however discover a couple of new products a month or think that a certain product deserves a mention on the blog so I have decided to do a product of the week post every week.

This Naked for kids untagling spray is amazing, I cannot praise it enough. I think it is only about £4 and it works wonders. I have extremely knotty hair when I have washed it and getting a comb or brush through it is really difficult but with this it does help the process a lot. When you spray it, it does smell like oranges but after your hair drys there is no longer a trace of an orange scent. If you have knotty hair I would highly recommend this to you. I got mine from Boots but I am sure its available elsewhere too.

Megan xx

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The Beauty Bloggers Tag

I have always loved watching tag videos on Youtube but feel like they would be so boring in blog form so when I saw a new tag made by Sophia especially for beauty bloggers I was super happy that I can finally do a tag.

Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?
I started blogging about 2 years ago although I only really became interested in my blog this year. I had been watching youtube videos and reading blogs for ages before I started my blog. I think I was talking to someone on Twitter when I decided to start me own because of my love for writing and beauty.

Whose blog did you fall in love with first?
I read a lot and I mean a lot of blogs but I do remember who's blogs I first fell in love with and inspired me to make my own. I stumbled upon all four of these blogs after I started to read blogs and these were my favourites.

Sinead from DaintyDollymix
Laura from BellesBoutique
Fleur from Fleurdeforce
Sabrina from Alittleobsessed

What was the first blogosphere hyped about product you bought and was it worth the hype?
The first product I gave into the hype and bought was the Revlon Lip Butters. It is one of the most hyped up products ever and even though everyone loved them I couldn't just take their word for it and had to try them for myself and I am so glad I did. The colour range is great and they are one of my favourite lip products.

What are your favourite five things about blogging and being a beauty blogger?

I love being able to say what I want about what I want on my little space of the internet. I love writing about beauty products as I need to get my opinions out in the open and none of my friends care about make up so don't listen to me go on about it.

I love talking to other bloggers on twitter and in comments. There are several other bloggers who I talk to all the time on Twitter whether its about a new mascara or about things in our lives.

The blogging community is amazing. I love commenting on other blogs and receiving comments on my own. I also love taking part in the #bbloggers chat on twitter every Sunday.

I love reviewing products especially ones I have repurchased and loved and hearing that others have bought the product and loved it too. I also like reviewing products I don't like and seeing that they work for other people with different skin types if its skincare or a different skin tone if its make up. 

Until I started blogging I had never heard of Liz Earle and now her products are staples in my skincare routine. I suppose that this has happened with many other brands too especially ethical skincare brands. So I have discovered lots of new brands and products.

What have you learnt from being a beauty blogger?
I have learnt that everyone doesn't have the same opinion of products. I always read multiple posts on a product before I purchase it to see what others think but I know that even if everyone else likes something, I may not.

Have you changed anything since being a beauty blogger?
I have changed the whole way I apply make up and have completely changed to tools I use to apply it. I have learnt new techniques from watching videos and blog tutorials.

What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
I would say that you have to enjoy blogging or it just won't work. If your interested in other things too such as baking or sport include posts about those topics too just to mix it up a bit and make things more interesting.

Name your top five brands!
My top 5 overall brands would be Liz Earle for skincare, MUA and Collection (2000) for makeup, Soap and Glory, for body care and Batiste for hair.

Recommend your top five favourite beauty products!
For body products I would say the soap and glory clean on me shower gel. For hair the Naked orange lollies detangling spray and Batiste. For makeup the MUA eyeshadow pallettes and Collection 2000 blush.

Tag other beauty bloggers to do this tag!
I tag anyone who wants to do this tag to do it. I will also tag some bloggers below

Sandra from theblackpearl
Jennie from sailorjennie
Victoria from victoriasvintage
Sinead from daintydollymix
Estee from essiebutton

I hoped you all liked this tag.

Megan xx