Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Magnitone Pulsar* - The Review!



As you may or may not know, I was recently sent a Magnitone Pulsar* to test and review! I tried to keep up with a daily blog diary of my progress but that soon got a bit tedious and potentially boring for you all (even though I could talk about this thing all day long!). But now the time has come for my final verdict!



At first I was tentative, and almost sceptical. My skin has always been troublesome in one way or another. Since hitting "proper" adulthood I've had worse breakouts than when I was a teenager, and my pores are always so clogged. I must admit, I'm a bit rubbish when it comes to skincare. I spend lots of money on "miracle" creams, lotions, gels, washes, you name it! I then use them for a week (if I'm lucky) before forgetting to use it a few times and then just giving up completely. I always take off my makeup before I go to bed however, but I'm no good at sticking to a lengthy routine, especially those involving me slapping water all over my face (and all over the bathroom floor)! I want instant results. If I see no improvement instantly, whatever it is gets condemned to the box of no return.

So, I'm a tough person to please when it comes to my face but of course, I was super excited when my Magnitone came in the post! I put it on charge straight away! One thing I will say here is that to charge it, you have to put it the way round that you think it shouldn't face in the base. I was convinced I had a dodgy charging base but it just turned out that I didn't look at the instructional pictures properly before hand and everything came to life just fine once I'd put it round the right way! Oops! It also takes a long while to charge (15 hours ish for a full charge) but that's absolutely fine if you are comfortable leaving it on charge during the evening and over night.

In true "me" style, not wanting to introduce too many influential variables into my now, seemingly scientific test, I bought the absolute cheapest cleansing wash I could find in Superdrug to use with it. I didn't have any cleansing wash at home so I needed some if I was to use the Magnitone correctly but I didn't want to get one that promised to improve my skin too much. I wanted to be sure that it was the Magnitone working any potential magic, and not the fancy face wash.

The first time I used it was in the evening. I took off my makeup as usual with a face wipe, then took myself, my cheap face wash, and my Magnitone into the bathroom. At first, it was a very very strange sensation, one that I cannot even describe! Not scratchy, well, almost, but in a good and pleasant way. I however found very quickly that you need to make sure the brush remains wet whilst you use it otherwise the friction between your skin and the brush doesn't feel so good, but this isn't exactly surprising! I was amazed to see during my first use that the brush was stained orange from my foundation; the foundation that I had just removed! Clearly there was a lot of makeup remaining on my face each evening so no wonder my skin was a bit of a state, if that was building up more and more every day! After using the brush for the recommended one minute, I rinsed my face and patted it dry with a towel. Instantly my skin felt so smooth and clean! You know those instant results I was looking for? I found them!

After this I started to use the brush twice a day. I even changed the head and used it on my arms and legs in the shower. I get very dry elbows and knees so I focussed it on these areas. After just one use they were feeling far less dry which was amazing. On my face I could see that the size of my pores was slowly starting to decrease and my makeup was going on like a dream on my new super smooth skin! A few spots started to rear their heads but none of them turned into anything nasty and it was just my skin adjusting to the new regime.

I started off doing so well, but then I moved back to university and started forgetting to use it! It just started sitting pretty on the top of my bookcase while I went back to my halfhearted face wipe usage before falling into my bed. After a few days of not using it, my skin started to try to return to its old state of clogged-ness. It is perhaps only at this point when you realise how great your skin was looking, when you see it deteriorate. Sure enough, I was soon back to using the Magnitone Pulsar, and from the first use my skin was heading back to greatness!

The Magnitone Pulsar provides instant results and continued improvement. We're all human and will forget or be too lazy from time to time to use it, but when you do, you will remember why you love it so much. I have committed myself from now on to use it on my face at lease every other day to keep it fresh, clean and smooth. This is something I'll definitely be sticking too. When I've been using it I've looked so much healthier rather than having a grey, tiredness to my face. I really have never seen such a vast improvement to my skin in all of my years of buying this cream and that cream!

I definitely recommend the Magnitone Pulsar to anyone at all that is interested in keeping their skin in good condition. It comes with a sizeable price tag (£129.99 at full price) but when I think about it, this really isn't that bad! Over the years, how much have you spent on face products that have promised so much, yet delivered so little? Having used cheap as chips cleanser with mine, and seeing such great results, I have proven that you don't need to go spending heaps of money on facial washes when you have the Magnitone to pair it with! In fact, over time, you'll probably save money because you won't be on the life-long hunt for "that" product that is going to transform your skin, because you already have it! The Magnitone Pulsar. Created and sent down by the skin Gods!

If you can afford to get one right now, I implore you to do so! If not, stick it on your Christmas / birthday list! You definitely won't regret purchasing this, and already, I never want to be without it!


Monday, 27 January 2014

Charmed Ivy

Firstly I'd like to start off by saying that I paid for all of these items myself and I have no affiliation with the company at all!
Recently I discovered a website called Charmed Ivy. They sell "affordable on trend jewellery" and I was so impressed with what I saw that I just had to make an order. The prices are super low so I thought what the heck! I'm a student so I can't usually afford to go splashing my cash on such things. I was a tad worried; usually low price mean low quality, but I was willing to take a punt. I fell in love with four different items on the site, and together, they only came to £11 and delivery was free in the UK. Fab!

I had my items posted to my university address so that they would be here when I arrived back. Sure enough, they were; in fact, they were sent out on the very same day I ordered them! I'd barely put my suitcase down when I ripped open my tiny little package and my gosh, was I happy with what was inside!


Everything was well packaged inside and so protected nicely in transit! 
I ordered:
Unfortunately the last two items don't seem to be available on the site anymore, but both necklaces are still there so definitely have a look at those! The quality of everything that I ordered is really good, especially considering the price. I'm really impressed! Here are some close up pictures of each item.


Infinity Necklace

Bow Ring

"Bella" Necklace

Maps Watch
I would definitely order from Charmed Ivy again! Everything on their site is fun yet classy and super sweet! They're very friendly people too! I've worn my watch every day since it got here, and I have had some lovely compliments! Definitely check out the Bella necklace though, that was my star buy! It comes in gold or silver and makes a very versatile statement piece of jewellery that can be dressed up or down. And it's only £2! Bargain!

As always, leave me a comment to tell me what you think! Also let me know if you have buy anything from Charmed Ivy! I'd love to know what you get!





Friday, 24 January 2014

OOTD #3 and Shopping Trip

Well, it's official. I'm back in sunny Scotland and ready *cough* to start a new semester. Today I decided I should do something nice before I have to start working again, so I took myself to Dundee for a spot of shopping. I was originally going because I wanted to get some jeans from Next as I need some new ones and I have a voucher. But unfortunately, with the Christmas flab still in situ, jeans were not cooperating with me! Time to hit the gym again me thinks! 

Anyhow, here's a quick peek at what I wore today. I'm so in love with this outfit. 100% inspired by Helen (Melonlady), I'm a horrid copycat! 
Boohoo slip dress, denim shirt


The shirt is more true to colour in the first two photos - the second two look brighter because of the flash!

Dress - Boohoo
Shirt - Boohoo
Shoes - Mr Shoes
Necklace - Charmed Ivy  (I got a few things from Charmed Ivy and I love them! They will feature in their very own post very soon!)

And now for all of the lovely things I bought today!



 Newlook 

  • Chelsea Boots

Topshop 

  • Bunny t-shirt (how cute is that?!)
  • Socks 
  • Lipstick in colour "Pillow Talk"
Primark
  • Vests 
  • Fragrance diffuser (my room smells lovely now!)
Boots
  • L'oreal Feria in L01 Extreme Platinum Power
  • Lee Stafford Hot Shots 4 Blondes
Lush
  • Tea Tree toner water
  • Popcorn lip scrub (OK I'm too lazy to make my own!)
  • Ultimate Shine shampoo bar (+ tin)
  • Charity pot
Once again I bought far too much but hey, I had a good time and I won't get the chance to do that again any time soon! If you want links or prices of anything I bought, just let me know! (I was just being lazy!)

Hope all of you are fine and dandy! Don't forget to leave me a comment, it really does make my day!

PS: As you can see, I'm planning to dye my hair! For so long I've wanted to go platinum blonde but I've not wanted to bleach it myself. I'm a little scared about the Feria dye, but I'll let you know if it's any good and of course, you'll get to see the pictures! I want to be able to put pastel shades in my hair, so I'm aiming light! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

The Liebster Award!

It's reached me! The Liebster Award has come to my little ol' blog. This "award" aims to boost the profile of promising new bloggers with less than 200 followers. I have been nominated by the lovely Rachna (Seline Kyle) - check out her blog here

The way it works is that everyone who is nominated is given 11 questions about themselves to answer. They then make a post (like this one!) and then nominate 11 other blogs (but not the one that nominated them) with less than 200 followers for the Liebster Award. You need to follow those that you nominate, and you should follow the blog that nominated you. Simple! 

Here are the 11 questions that were given to me... Enjoy!

1. Do you have any pets? 

Yes! I have one pet and he's a goldfish called Scampi. He's 9 years old and still going strong! I've never had any "fluffy" pets though, because my parents have never wanted them. I hope that one day I will have some pets that I can cuddle and love; you can't really cuddle a goldfish! 

2. One thing that you'd never wear.

I had to think long and hard over this one. What I realised is that I have a never say never attitude to clothes! Although I have thought of one thing that I hope I will never wear! It's not that I hate them but I'd never wear anything that says "Geek" across it. This is mainly because, well, I am a bit of a geek and it wouldn't even be ironic! It would just be the truth! Also, I can't walk around the Chemistry building at university (I'm studying Chemistry...) wearing a t-shirt like that because, well, I'd just look like a fool!

3. Which is your favourite animal? 
So hard! I think I have to say that donkeys are my favourite animal. They're just such lovely creatures and I'd love to have a donkey!

4. Do you have or would you ever get a tattoo?

I don't have a tattoo but I keep thinking that I might want one, though I don't know what or where! Honestly, I'll probably never get one, but if I did it would be something small-ish and would need to be somewhere easily hidden, like on my ankle or something.

5. Cat person or dog person? 

I love both for different reasons! I used to be a major cat person because I was scared of dogs, but now that I'm not, I'm probably a dog person! Mainly because dogs give you a bit more affection and they're just so funny! Cats tend to only want you when they're hungry!

6. Which country would you like to live in? 

I'm not sure that I could see myself moving away from the UK, but if I did, maybe somewhere like Canada or Switzerland. 

7. Style inspirations.

I literally change the way I want to look daily! But probably from my favourite bloggers / youtubers. These three have totally different styles but I love them all! Helen (Melonlady), Ieva (Chanelette) and Lily Melrose

8. Do you play any instruments? 

Yes I do!  I play the drums though I haven't sat at a drum kit in over two years :(

9. Summer or winter? Why?

Winter 100%. You can wear lovely clothes in the winter and lots of them. Boots and jumpers and scarves... In the summer I just get too hot and sweaty and it's not a good look! 

10. Your favourite memory from the school days?

Another difficult question... I think I just like looking back on a time where I could just hang out with my friends with not too much to worry about! I wish that I had realised back then that my worries weren't that important and that I should just enjoy myself more! I miss my school friends; we've gone our separate ways now and I've moved away from where I grew up so I'm not really part of that circle of friends anymore, even though the rest of them are still quite close. 

11. What do you want to be? 

No! Don't ask me this! I am in complete and utter denial that very soon I am going to have to start applying for real-person jobs. I will graduate (hopefully!) with a Masters degree in Chemistry but I'm not sure if I want to have a career in Chemistry. I'm currently looking at other things I could do, like patent law, or finance. I want to be able to wear nice clothes to work! 

OK so, here are my 11 questions for the blogs I have nominated! 

1. Where do you see yourself being in 5 years time?
2. What is the best beauty product you have ever bought?
3. Do you have a favourite item of clothing? If so, what is it?
4. Have you ever moved house? How many times?
5. If you could have any pet, what would it be?
6. Tea or coffee?
7. What's your favourite place that you have ever visited?
8. If you could only have three types of food for the rest of your life, what would they be?
9. What type of music do you like and who is your favourite artist / band?
10. Do you have a favourite perfume, and what is it?
11. In no more than 3 sentences, if you could give a piece of advice to your 11 year old self, what would it be?

Here are the beauties that I have nominated! Check them out and give them a follow :) 

Martha (Marffie)
Becca (Beauty Boo)
Courtney (Courtney Farrow)
Vanessa (Haus of Haul)
Lauren (Birch Beauty)

I can't wait to read the answers from you lovely girls that I have nominated! 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The Lust List #1

Today's been a bit of a weird day. I have been waiting around to find out my exam results (I passed!), so whilst I waited, I thought I'd gather together all of the things I've been lusting over in the last little while.

1. Boohoo Rochelle Velvet Tee - I saw this in Helen (Melonlady)'s video of when she went to Boohoo HQ and I fell in love with it. £18

2. Boohoo Tamara Daisy Lace Kimono - I've been eyeing up kimono's recently, and Boohoo have a lovely selection! £18

3. Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in Geradium - I love the fun colours that Lime Crime do and I super want to try this one! £12.50 from Love Makeup

4. Missguided Eugenie Shiny Disco Pants in Black - I'd love, love, love some disco pants, but I'm hesitant as I'm not sure if I could pull them off with my thunder thighs! Maybe I'll just have to bite the bullet and get some! I really love these as they aren't outrageously shiny. £19.99

5. Crown and Glory Whole Lotta Rosie hairclip in Icecream. I love Crown and Glory hair accessories, though I've never actually gotten round to ordering anything. I'm not sure I could pull off their larger pieces such as their headbands, but I really love this gorgeous hairclip. I think it would be great for jazzing up my hair without being too OTT. £8

6.Missguided Alaga Fedora in Black. Ugh, another item that I'm unsure as to my ability to "pull off"! This lovely hat may remain a lust rather than a possession, but a girl can dream, right? £12.99

7. Topshop Month Chelsea Boots. I need some chelsea boots. It's far beyond just a want! I love these Topshop ones and can't wait to get my hands on a pair! £45

I'm treating myself to a little shopping trip on Friday so I think the boots may be on the cards very soon! What have you been lusting over recently?


Monday, 20 January 2014

Lip Favourites - Drugstore Edition

Following my "Lip Favourites - High End Edition" post, which you can read right here, it is now time for me to share with you my "drugstore" edition!
When I am looking for a lip colour, my one requirement is that it needs to be moisturising, or at least, non drying. My lips have a habit of becoming dry no matter how much lip balm I use, and lipstick on dry lips tends to look dreadful! Here I have chosen my favourite lip colours, bought on a budget, that meet my strict criteria!

drugstore lipsticks

drugstore lipsticks

First I have for you Barry M's Touch of Magic lip paint. Now, don't get scared by the insane green colour! It changes to a pinky colour when you put it on. Barry M claim: "Waterproof formula with aloe vera, lasts up to 8 hours. Alkali level of your lips determines how pink the colour will go." I can confirm that it is indeed long lasting, to the extent that when you try to take it off, your lips are still stained. For me, it makes my lips look more red, rather than pink, but it's a nice colour and it just adds that little something. It's not intense or in your face, which makes it perfect for everyday wear. Also, if you re-apply it in public, you get some superbly strange looks from people who think you are putting on green lipstick! 

Barry M Lip Paint, touch of magic
My next favourite is a Revlon Colour Burst Lip Butter in the colour Creme Brulee. If you've read any of my previous posts, you may know that I love a good nude lip colour! I got this after seeing the lovely Ieva (Chanelette) talk about it in one of her videos. It really is moisturising and is a lovely nude with a golden undertone. This is another one that you need to use sparingly though; too much and you get the concealer lip look! 

revlon, colour burst, creme brulee
OK, here's for my absolute favourite budget nude lipstick! It's Rimmel's Lasting Finish by Kate in the colour Rossetto. It's absolutely gorgeous, isn't drying and even smells good! It doesn't by any means rival my Nars lip colour, but for less than half the price, you definitely can't complain! The colour is similar to my favourite Clinique Chubby Stick, Whole Lotta Honey, but has a thicker formula.

rimmel, lasting finish, by kate, kate moss, rossetto
Finally, we have my most recent purchase, the MUA Power Pout in Runway. It has the look of a Chubby Stick, without the price tag! The MUA site says "MUA Power Pout is a lip treatment with colour intensity that relieves dry, cracked lips providing immediate moisturisation. The handy pencil-style applicator provides easy to apply sheer soft lip colour and rolls up for easy use." The claims are spot on! The colour is actually more intense than they give it credit for, and it smells minty too. I definitely recommend trying one of these out as they're only £3!

MUA, power pout, runway


If you've used any of these, I'd love to hear your thoughts too! Leave a comment even if you haven't, I love to read them and will always reply! 


lipstick swatches
From left to right: Barry M Touch of Magic, Revlon Colour Burst Creme Brulee, Rimmel By Kate in Rossetto, MUA Power Pout in Runway

Redbubble.com - My experience and a new t-shirt!

I was looking for some "geeky" t-shirts to buy as gifts for my little brother and also my boyfriend for christmas. Searching the internet, I stumbled across redbubble.com and I was very impressed by the huge quantity of different designs they have. Redbubble is a site that users can submit their designs to, and other people can purchase the designs on a t-shirt, hoody, phone cover, etc. It's a really great idea and means that artists can get their work out there without having to print these things themselves.

Anyhow, I found a great Star Trek t-shirt for my boyfriend, and one to do with the game Minecraft for my younger brother. I ordered the t-shirts in plenty of time before christmas, but they didn't arrive at my university address before I had to leave to come home (sad face!). My guess is as they were coming from the US they got caught up at customs. I emailed the lovely people at Redbubble and told them what had happened. I explained that it had been far more than the 15 working days that they say that you should expect it to take to arrive, and they gave me a voucher code for the full amount of the purchase, so that I could re-order! I've not gone back to uni yet, so I'm not sure if the original order ever arrived, but I'm really hoping it did!

I let my brother choose himself a new t-shirt, and when I explained the situation to my boyfriend, he told me that he wanted me to order myself something instead of getting something else for him (so sweet he is!). I found it quite difficult to choose something for myself but I eventually found a design I liked. I was obsessed with the TV show Hannibal that was on recently (and I can't wait for the second season!) and I found a print based on it.

Hannibal, t-shirt, redbubble

redbubble, hannibal, this is my design, nbc

It's a really good quality t-shirt (they use American Apparel). One thing I will say is that I bought a girly fit t-shirt, but I wanted it to be baggy. I thought that ordering it in extra large would mean that it would have the desired bagginess whilst still being a nice shape. However as you can see, it's not very baggy at all! I'm a size 12 and whilst, yes, I am still rocking the christmas belly, I'd still have expected an extra large anything to be too big!

hannibal, forever 21, leather jacket, next jeans
Wearing with my Forever 21 Leather-Look Jacket and my grey Next skinny jeans
Overall, I'm impressed by Redbubble, and by their customer services team who responded to me very quickly. The print was designed by HardlyQuinn, and you can check them out here!

I'm not a massive t-shirt wearer but this will be great for wearing casually and when I'm in the lab at university (when am I not in the lab!?).

Let me know what you think!



Sunday, 19 January 2014

Lilac Fingers / Magnitone Pulsar Diary: Day 3

Ugh, I hate it when my nail polish chips... My nice peachy nails got ruined yesterday and it was bothering me so I thought I'd give my other new Barry M shade a go.


This is the shade Berry Lilac and I really like how it looks. The formula isn't as thick as the Peach Melba shade, so this required three coats. It also takes a while to dry once you have your third coat on, so take note from someone who ruined her lovely lilac nails too many times this evening!

If you like the colour, I'd recommend getting it - it really is very pretty!

Ok so now, more from the Magnitone saga. Welcome to day number 3. Soft face, makeup went on even better this morning (no seriously, like a dream! It was amazing!) The spots that were threatening to come up yesterday have gone without appearing for now, so I'm super happy about that! Now I just need it to start helping to get rid of my chin redness from where I had a bad breakout a couple of months ago.


Here's how my skin is looking, sort of (terrible light in my room wouldn't allow me to get a good picture, but you get the idea). I wouldn't usually post a picture without makeup because I majorly dislike my face, but I'm being brave for the cause! I realise you have no starting comparison, but you'll just have to take my word for the fact that it is looking better, to me at least!

Tomorrow I have to start doing my background research for the first of my dissertations (boo!) , but I hope to get a post up at some point. I'm also going to be doing my blog planning tomorrow, so please let me know if there are any posts you'd be interested in seeing from me!

Let me know what you think of the nails, I love reading comments from you all!




FOTD #1, Time to get Organised and Magnitone Pulsar Diary: Day 2

I thought it was about time I did a Face of the Day post! To be honest, I do my makeup pretty much the same every day but I'll do a detailed post about my go-to face in the near future!

On my face I have my usual base, which includes my all-time favourite foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear in the colour 1C1 Cool Bone. 



On my eyes I have colours from the Naked 2 palette: I first applied Verve on my whole lid, then Suspect to the outer third, followed by YDK in the crease. I also have Lancome Crayon Khol liner which I set with a black eyeshadow, and L'oreal Miss Manga mascara which I used today for the very first time and loved! 

On my lips I have Clinique Chubby Stick in the shade Pudgy Peony which is a wonderful vibrant pink! I love Chubby Sticks, they're just so easy to wear. 

I'm travelling back to university on Thursday and I have quickly realised that I need to get organised and fast if I am to be able to keep up with blogging along side all the work I'll have to do! So meet my pretty new notebook; this is where I am going to plan ahead with my blog posts and keep on track so that I know what I am going to be doing next. I have lots of ideas but I really need to write them down else I'll forget them all! 


And now onto something important; my second day using the Magnitone Pulsar! I don't want to get too ahead of myself but I think I really like it already! No miracles were worked overnight mind you, but my face feels quite amazing. I used it again this morning and then applied my makeup, which went on really smoothly! The skin around my nose is less dry too. I have noticed that some spots are trying to appear, though the information with the Magnitone does say that it is normal for skin to "purge" when you first start to use it. I guess in my case that might mean spots ahoy for a while, but I'm hoping that they will soon disappear! 

I used it in the shower this morning too! The Magnitone comes with a separate brush head for use on arms and legs. Changing the heads is fairly easy, although it takes a bit of getting used to to line it up properly. Both my arms and my legs certainly felt nice and smooth when I got out of the shower! I have dry skin on my knees and elbows too, and this seems to have been made softer already. If I carry on using it, I imagine I'll be in pretty good dermal shape very soon! 




Saturday, 18 January 2014

Magnitone Pulsar Diary: Day 1

So as I mentioned previously, I've been given the fantastic opportunity to test and review the Magnitone Pulsar. It's a skin cleansing and toning brush system which claims to give you "smoother, tighter, more youthful skin" from as little as 7 days use. As I'm doing the seven day challenge, I thought I'd document my use everyday on my blog! I hope you enjoy reading my experiences and hopefully, if you are thinking of buying one, I can help you to decide whether or not it is for you.

I'm brand new to the whole cleansing brush game. If I'm completely honest, I'm so lazy with my skin that I usually do the bare minimum of removing my makeup with a wipe before bed. I dabble from time to time with different cleansers, toners, moisturisers, facial washes etc because I suffer with breakouts of painful acne, but when my face is clearer I revert back to my shameful ways. From the off I am going to be completely honest and say that the Magnitone Pulsar is going to have to do something amazing to my skin if I am to become a regular user, purely because of my laziness. 

I'm hoping that the Magnitone Pulsar will:
  • reduce the size of the pores on my nose, which are huge and visible
  • reduce the amount of acne breakouts that I get
  • make my skin less dull looking in general
I opened up my new toy with lots of excitement and anticipation yesterday, and dutifully put it on charge for 15 hours as required before use (once I'd worked out which way around I needed to place it in the charging stand. For a good few minutes I was convinced it didn't work, but I just had it round the wrong way!)



This evening, fully charged, armed with a new cleansing wash, I was ready to go! I applied my cleanser to the brush and used it on my face which I had rinsed with warm water before hand. At first I found that it felt like the brush was scratching at my skin, but I made sure the brush was also wet, and then it felt fine. By fine, I really mean a little strange! It's nothing like my face has experienced before, that's for sure! But once I had finished the recommended 1 minute of use, and dried my face, my skin felt lovely and smooth. As you can imagine, I've probably not exfoliated my face in a very long time!

After the first use, I am very interested to see what happens over the next six days! I used a makeup wipe to remove most of my makeup before cleansing, but after use, the brush was stained with foundation, so it definitely helped to clean my face far more than it would usually be! I will use it twice tomorrow, once in the morning and once in the evening, and also once on my arms and legs in the shower. I will make sure to update you all!

Friday, 17 January 2014

Little Friday Superdrug Haul

Today I met up with my boyfriend for the actual last time before he goes back to university tomorrow. Obviously this little meet up was tinged with sadness, so to distract myself a bit I did what I do best, and went shopping! There isn't much to see in the way of shops where we met today, so Superdrug had to suffice!



I made a few purchases of things I've been wanting to try, as well as some tea tree facial wash as I needed a cleanser to use with my Magnitone.

Maybelline Master Duo






I'll start with the purchase I'm least impressed with at a first glance; the Maybelline Master Duo eyeliner. I wanted a new liquid liner but the formula on this seems so thin that I can't help but think I picked up a dud. It's really watery and after spending £5.29, I'm disappointed already...

L'oreal Miss Manga Mascara


I saw the advert for the new L'oreal Miss Manga mascara the other day and couldn't help but be intrigued. I like to have a few mascaras to choose from and I don't want to use up my LancĂ´me too fast, so I got this on offer at £5.99. I'm yet to try it out but I hope to review it soon!

MUA Undressed Palette

Then I saw the MUA stand! I got super excited because I've heard great things about their palette for the price. I got the Undressed palette for £4.00 and I'm really looking forward to playing around with it! 

MUA Power Pout



My eye was then caught by a Chubby Stick look-alike and I knew I had to try one. There were only a few colours to choose from so I thought I'd go for the block red shade, Runway. The formula seems really nice and hydrating and it's well pigmented too. It also smells minty, which was a pleasant surprise. It was only £3.00 so if it turns out to be good, I call that a bargain!

I'll post about how I get along with these products in the near future, but I have high hopes for most! I'd love to know if any of you have tried any of these (especially the eyeliner!) and what your thoughts are. Leave me a comment :)