Thursday, 21 November 2013

Superdrug make up Haul

Although I'm trying my best to be good with my money, I couldn't help but treat myself to a few things this month! I originally went into Superdrug in search of the new MUA range, although when that failed I got a little bit distracted by the make up section and picked up a few new things. Today figured I'd show you guys what I got, along with a few bits I picked up online a couple of weeks ago.
I'm nearly at the end of my second mini tube of Benefits They're real and personally don't want to pay out nearly £20 for another. So I picked up this Maybelline's the Rocket Volum' Express to try which retails at £7.99/9.6ml. I got this on 3 for 2 along with the Maybelline dream lumi touch highlighting concealer (£6.99/6m) although was my cheapest item on this trip so I got it free. I'm hoping that the concealer can help mask my tried eyes when I have those early starts! Keeping in theme with the awake look, I picked up Loreals famous Nude Magique Eau De Teint (£9.99/20ml) back when it was on introductory offer, I've only tried it a few times but so I like it! Finally I picked up this MUA matte palette (£4.00/10g) a while back and still haven't gotten around to using it - I love the shade range!
The final thing I picked up in the 3 for 2 offer was this much raved about Bourjois Colour boost  (£7.99/2.75g) in the shade peach on the beach which i tired today and really enjoyed. Lip wise I also picked up is Rimmel's Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in the shade 107 (£5.49/4g) which I'm really looking forward to wearing in the winter months!
Finally a couple of weeks ago Rimmel nail polishes were just £2 and 3 for 2 meaning I got 3 for just £4, I managed to pick up Sky High, Too cool to tango and instyle coral which were all a snip especially considering they're 8ml each! 
Have you brought anything from the high street lately?

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Vaseline Paint the Town

It's been a while since I've posted a good old product review, so today I thought I'd share my thoughts on a product I've been loving lately. I picked this limited edition Vaseline up a while back when it was still exclusive to Selfridges, Although I believe you can now find it in selected Boots and Superdrug stores.
Paint the town red comes in your average Vaseline tin, complete with a fitting design. Although for me its the product itself which makes this so lovely! I'll hold my hands up and say I'm not a huge fan of Vaseline, Perosnally I prefer treatments I can feel working rather than those which simply create a barrier, although there's something different about this. Not only does this leave a beautiful pinky red shade on your lips, its super glossy which means they stay looking nourished! Paint the town red also leaves them feeling lovely after battling the winter air and the effect lasts for a good couple of hours.
Not bad at all for a product which costs less than £3.50 for 20g! What lip products have you been loving lately?

Saturday, 16 November 2013

The hangover kit essentials..

Since moving to uni I've had my fair share of student nights, which of course were all in the name of good research since I feel like I've now perfected my morning after routine. Unfortunately for me, student nights seem to fall before all of my early lectures, making looking human just that bit harder and leaving me with the grand total of about ten minutes to get ready after I've missed the first five alarms.
The first thing I tend to reach for is my Origins Drink Up mask, and leave to do its magic while I run around my room looking for my lecture notebooks (You would have thought that after two months of uni, I would have mastered packing my bag the night before). I then make a grab of my Simple revitalising eye roll in in the hope that it makes me look more awake after a grand total of four hours sleep.
For me dry shampoo is a must, there's no way I'm getting out of bed early to wash and dry my hair! One I've washed away the face mask I then apply a BB cream to mask any sins, I'm lucky enough not to suffer from dark circles although I'd recommend a illuminating concealer if this is something which bothers you. Finally, to make myself look more awake I curl my eyelashes to make , I then go in with a coat of mascara if I have the time.

So there you have it, my morning after the night before routine! Believe it or not I'm actually taking Uni really seriously and have even started work experience along side my course, which of course means my time is really stretched - If you ever need to contact me or want to tell me what kind of post you wish to see next I recommend messaging me on twitter (@Summers_beauty) since that gets checked pretty much daily! What's your morning after routine? 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Free Orly with Cosmopolitan

With this months issue of Cosmo (£3.60), readers are offered a choice of one of four Orly polishes. Personally I picked the red glitter which is perfect for this time of year, although the magazine also offers the choice of a stunning gold glitter, nude or burgundy polish. 

Will you be making the most of this offer?

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Free Benefit in Elle!

Today I wanted to feature another great freebie from Elle, In this months issue (£4.00) readers are offered a free benefit lip gloss! Readers have a choice of three shades; Dandelion, Corolista and Hoola. Personally I've noticed that stores seem to have a tone of hoola lip glosses and not many others, luckily I spotted Dandelion and made a run for the till!  

Will you be picking up your copy?

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Free nails inc in Glamour

 It seems like magazines have really stepped up their game this month, with Glamour (£2.00) offering a free Kate Spade nails inc nail polish to every reader! There are four shades available; Gold, silver, red and black. Personally I picked up the black one as I felt it would be the most useful to me.
If that wasn't enough every magazine comes with a free Body Shop joy card worth either £3, £15 or £100! Will you be picking up your copy?

Monday, 4 November 2013

October Favourites

I didnt fall for many products throughout the month of October, although the ones i did love were complete winners! The fact that its now November really excites me! In just six weeks I will have finished my first term at University and will be on my way home for Christmas!

St Ives Blemish Fighting Scrub (£4.29/150ml) - I've always been a big fan of this scrub, although before I moved out I decided I wanted to use up the others in my collection before buying another. It wasn't until I started using this again that I noticed the massive difference it makes to my skin. I love it, not only does it leave my skin feeling smooth, it keeps it clear too.

MUA Undress your skin foundation (£5.00/35ml) - I've never been bothered by high coverage foundations, although at the start of the month I suffered a serious break out, which was no challenge for this stuff! Not only this foundation pale enough for my skin, it somehow manages to keep my skin looking fresh and not piled on. 

Barry M Matte nail polish in Crush (£3.99/10ml) - I have so many nail polishes that Its not often I repeat shades, although this has been on my nails so much this month! I think its stunning, and so do half of my flat judging by the amount of people who have borrowed it this month! 

So there you have it, three products I was loving last month! What were your October favourites?