Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Balance Me Daily Essentials Pure Skin Face Wash

A couple of months ago I made a post about Glamour's Balance Me skin care giveaway and promised I would review the products once I'd finished with them. I used up the last of the Pure Skin Face Wash last night and I have to say it was a pleasure to use! The face wash is actually recommended for normal/combination skin and I have quite dry skin, but I still felt it worked well for me and didn't dry it out further as it is quite a creamy non-foaming texture. I left this product on my skin once to let it work as a face mask and although my skin wasn't irritated, it did make it go slightly pink but as there was no discomfort, I put it down to the essential oils in the product getting to work. A 50ml bottle lasted me three months which I think is pretty reasonable as I used it twice a day. I would be highly inclined to re-purchase this product again in the future. You can buy this cleanser here

Sunday, 14 October 2012

My Engagement Party

This weekend was our engagement party!

There was a bit of a running joke that the only thing missing was the vicar - there was definitely a lot of planning that went into it, but we wanted to throw a really good party as we're not planning on getting married for another two years or so. You can't really see my make-up properly in the picture but it was done by a lovely lady who works for No7, and my hair was actually done by Craig's mam as she's trained in hairdressing before. My dress is from the Lipsy VIP range. I love Lipsy's party dresses and wear them for most occasions!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Friday Five

1. What do you remember about high school dances?
They were as good as school parties are gonna get, I think we only had them at Christmas though!

2. At whose house would you and your friends usually gather after school-related activities?
Most of the time it was between two girls called Laura and Kelly as they lived the closest to the school.

3. Who in your school had a memorable nickname?
You know school was so long ago I can't even remember!

4. What was your high school cafeteria like?
I never used to eat there, I either went out, home or to a friends house.

5. Your parents aren't reading this, so what were some of the crazy (or just memorable) things you or your friends did while driving?
Haha! Nothing too bad :)

The Friday Five

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Shopping Haul

I've bought a few new things recently so I thought a haul post was due! :)

I bought the Dove Fresh deodorant as I needed another deodorant and it was reduced to 99p.. unfortunately I think that was for good reason! I must have thought it was ok in the shop but when I got it on I just didn't like the smell, but aside from that it lasts really well which is the main thing. I bought the St. Tropez spray tan as I've used the lotion before and it's always worked really well for me. I haven't used this yet, but I'm confident it will work just as good as the other products I've used in the range. I've tried a lot of fake tans before and St. Tropez is the one I always come back to because I know it will work!

Image from ASOS website

Skirt is from Bank
I went to Corsica recently (hence the little hiatus) and I bought these beauties from Mango! They were a necessity anyway as I forgot to pick my sunglasses up out of my car before I left, I really like them though :)

I love these!! They're from the Kurt Geiger department in Debenhams and they were on sale. I only bought them a few days ago so the Debenhams sale is probably still on. There were some lovely Lipsy shoes on sale too!