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21 May 2015

No7 Beautiful Skin Energising Mask

No7 Beautiful Skin Energising Mask
No7 Beautiful Skin Energising Mask - £12.50

I didn't really need another face mask…but I had picked up two other No7 products and it was 3 for 2 so I just had to pick up another product. I mean, I didn't have a choice!!

Nothing else was really taking my fancy so I went for the Energising Mask, without realising I had a mini version sat at home that has never been used, oops!

This claims to give skin a bit of a much-needed boost, which is something I've been feeling my skin is lacking recently. I'm sure I've mentioned this before…my skin tends to get used to the products I use and I could definitely tell it wasn't feeling as clear and good as it could be so thought I'd give this mask a go, to try and revive it a bit.

The mask itself is a peel off one, which is so weird, I don't think I'll ever get used to it. I simply apply a thin layer, leave it for 10 minutes and then peel it off, except it doesn't come off all in one go like you're whipping off the mask of a baddy from Scooby Doo, this one comes off in bits, like you've been sunburnt and are peeling, gross, but also satisfying at the same time.

I found I was left with some little bits where I had to rub my skin a bit in order to get it off but overall I was quite impressed with the mask. My skin felt really soft after I used it and was definitely feeling more boosted. I would recommend this as a morning mask, if you have the time for one, as it can really give a little extra boost to your day.

Have you tried the No7 Beautiful Skin Energising Mask? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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Lusting over Lyst


As an avid online shopper I often find it particularly difficult to think of different brands/companies' websites to browse through. For example, I will regularly hit the New Look and Asos websites and often forget to look elsewhere. There's also, of course, lots of brands and designers I've never heard of or considered before, which is why I've partnered with Lyst.co.uk.

I wasn't having much luck on my recent quest for some summer-inspired clothing so I signed up with Lyst, which is really simple to do, and set about browsing. I was really impressed that on sign up the website asks you which brands and designers you're interested in so it can provide you with a huge variety to choose from, including designer and high street and you can then find what you like and create your own 'lysts', much like pin boards but full of pretty clothes!

You can search and create the lysts as a way of remembering what you want to purchase in the future if you can't purchase it right there and then. They're super simple to make as well, you simply hover over the image of the item you like and click 'add to lyst'. Now you can have all your wishlists together in one space, ready to refer back to at any time. What's even better is that the website will let you know as soon as your chosen items go on sale too.

It's also a handy little website for us bloggers as it provides high quality images and really easy to use widgets.

Have you used Lyst.co.uk before? Let me know your thoughts in the comments and link me to any of your own lysts.

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19 May 2015

Essence: The Nudes

Essence The Nudes
(L to R:) Crunchy Cake, Cupcake Topping, I'm Lost in You
Essence The Nudes
Essence The Nudes
Essence The Nudes
Essence The Nudes

Sometimes I find it so hard to choose a nail polish colour. When I don't fancy a pastel or a bright shade I usually opt for something nude. I was recently doing the rounds in my local Wilkinsons, which by the way, is great for cheap beauty products and I spied some new ranges on the Essence stand. What particularly caught my eye was 'The Nudes' range, which are all beige/greige tones with the odd sparkle shade thrown it.

It was really hard to choose which shades to go for but in the end I opted for 'I'm Lost In You', which is a buttery beige, 'Crunchy Cake', which is a gorgeous greige/purple and the best named one of all 'Cupcake Topping', which is a pretty, sparkly topcoat that looks perfect over either of the other shades.

They're really lovely to apply, thick but not thick enough to go horribly gloopy on application. I only needed one coat of each aswell, which I was really surprised about, especially as 'I'm Lost In You' is quite a light shade. They dried pretty much instantly too. 'Cupcake Topping' is such a gorgeous top coat, perfect for a party night out. They're staying power is pretty good too, lasting a good couple of days before chipping. The best part is that they're only £1.80 so you can really treat yourself!

Have you tried Essence's polishs yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
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