The Body Shop Haul | Skin Care

When you're low on skincare and you pass The Body Shop and notice they are doing their loyalty card for free if your a student you can't help but buy a few things. They had 3 for 2 on skin care, so y'know, I had to take advantage of it. The Camomile range is something I've been wanting to try for a long while and this was just the final push I needed to buy some items from them. 
I saw this little set and thought I would be quite a nice way of trying some items from their Seaweed collection - this range is aimed at oily skins, aka my horrid face. This set was £11, and comes with 4 little samples. It contains a day cream, facial wash, clarifying toner and a night treatment. Maybe it will help my horribly oily and spotty skin, fingers crossed - eh? 
The Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter was something I'd been seeing on blogs for quite awhile. I like cleansing balms and this one gets nothing but praise, so I thought it was about time I gave it a try. For £12 it looks to be a pretty decently priced balm, I'll report back with how I get on with it. 
I've recently become somewhat of a sucker for cleansing oils, and since this one was technically free (£10) I couldn't say no. I have a lot of redness on my skin and hopefully these products can try and combat this. 

Have you picked up anything nice from The Body Shop Recently? 


A Few New Products

So the other week was my birthday and since it was I decided to treat myself to a couple of pretty nice little items. Benefit and Hourglass came home with me that day and my bank left feeling a little lighter than before. 
First up is the Benefit Brow Zing's, I had basically just had my brows waxed right before buying this. They applied it to my brows, and I fell in love. Originally I bought medium but it looked a little light so swapped it for dark. It makes your brows look so good, defines them without making them look overly false. Wax, powder, two brushes and little tweezers, perfect for if you travel.Thumbs up from me. 
Next up is the redonkydonk Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush. It is maybe the most beautiful item I own, but it is also one of the most expensive in my collection. I bought this after being certain I had failed my exams - thankfully I've passed, so its all good! I bought Luminous Flush after the lady in store applied it to me - it just looks so damn pretty! 

Another short post, so sorry but I've just been so busy recently. 


Giveaway Wins | Benefit, Stila, Lime Crime

I wasn't sure if I was going to do this post, but I decided the items were just to good not too. Recently I was extremely lucky as I won Erin's giveaway, the prizes are unreal, I was actually really hoping that I won it since I'd get to try the new Benefit Push-up Liner! Oh Em Gee. 
 Every since this was launched a couple of months ago I've been dying to own it - but y'know its just a lot to spend on an eyeliner. BUT NOW I DON'T HAVE TO! I'm the proud mummy of this beauty, I've yet to try it myself but I loved the way it looked on my eyes when the girls at the counter applied it to me. 
 Another part of the prize was a Lime Crime Lipstick or Velvetine of your choice, I love this shade - its Suedeberry and oh my is it stunning on. Its very much an orange colour but I really like it. It lasts a lifetime and applies really well. 
I love Stila eyeshadows, so the choice of any Stila palette I want was brilliant. I chose the In The Know palette, it looks like a really wearable palette but its quite different to any of the other palettes I own. 

So yeah, quick post but I just really wanted to share these beauties with you all. 


Clarins Lotus Facial Oil | Review

Until a month or two ago I had never heard of this product, and the thought of a oil for my face really worried me. Oil for oily skin, you'd have to be mad... Right? Wrong! Oily skin absolutely loves oil, and after using the DHC Cleansing Oil I knew I wanted to try more. So in saunters the Clarins Lotus Facial oil, I say saunters as I imagine this product would have some swag, haha! 
I spoiled myself a little on my birthday and bought this for myself, this really was a treat as its £32... Quite a pricey little item, but boy oh boy is it worth it. 
When I first started using  this I noticed how soft my skin felt the next morning, like seriously, my face felt like a babies bum! So soft. The oil does take a wee while to absorb into the skin, but it's like giving your skin a bit of a pampering. 
Just pop 3-4 drops of this luxe oil into your hands and pat it on your face, I know think this is the best part of my routine... The scent isn't anything overpowering, just a nice herbal scent - I can't even begin to describe how it smells, I'm useless... Its very spa like
After patting it into my skin, I do tend to let it sink in for a few minutes before applying the rest of my routine. 
I've been using this for a few weeks now, and I definitely think my skin is so much less oily now. My skin can now easily last, after using this, well into the evening before getting stupidly oily. 
This is definitely worth the money you pay for it, so if your looking for a way to control the shine - give this a go, you wont be disappointed!


Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush

Until recently this was my absolute favourite face brush I owned. Also its one, not one is my most expensive brush. I believe this brush was about £20, my brother couldn't rap his head round it, and neither could my make-up loving friend. But, I am make-up obsessed. So, y'know I some how justified it. Logic...
Anyway, I do really love this brush. There are certain foundations I just find so much easier to apply when I use this brush. I find the foundation looks and feels better on the skin, although I'm now favouring a Sigma brush... I think its just because this one needs a really good clean. 
It gives a really nice, barely there - but good coverage - finish to the skin. Something I really favour. Good coverage, but not cakey. I find this brush a little easier to work with than the Real Techniques brush - just because the handle is slightly shorter. 
This is such an awful post, so I'm sorry for that. My feelings for this brush really cant be conveyed. My head really doesn't seem to be screwed on right at the moment... 


Juice Cube | Every IPhone Owners Best Friend

I've kind of noticed recently that most of the posts have been skincare things, so I thought I'd switch it up a bit! So Juice Cube, anyone that has an Iphone knows how awful the battery life is. I'd been meaning to buy some kind of portable charger for ages, and only got around to it one day because - surprise surprise - my phone died on me. That's always what your wanting.  
I bought the Juice Cube simply out of convenience. It was about £25, and is compatible with most devices. Not the Iphone 5 though. For whatever reason they've not made a bit for that - I take my usual cable with me as that does the job. 
I really like my little pink charge - it can get me from 3% to about 80% if it has a full charge, you can tell how full the charge is by the blue lights. Handy. 
Sorry this post is quite short, but I don't really know what else I can say. Apart from that this comes everywhere with me. 


Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel | Review

Recently I've been getting a lot of spots, I'm kind of a spotty git. Recently I've been getting a lot of spots, mostly round my mouth - really really painful ones. They hurt like a mother! 
I bought this about a month ago, when my spottiness was at its absolute worst. After using this twice daily for about a month my skin is in much better condition. I was told you could use this as an on the spot treatment or all over the face. Because I've been so spotty I've been leaning towards the latter. My skin is stupidly oil, and really fairly spotty. 
The Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel ( what a mouthful) is allergy tested and fragrance free, so in theory if your skin is sensitive then you should be fine with this. It comes in two sizes, 15ml £14 and 30ml thats £20. Personally I think you're better off paying a bit more for the bigger size as it works out cheaper in the long run...
When you apply it, it can sometimes feel a wee bit stingy, but it goes away so quickly. I sometimes find as well that it makes my eyes a wee bit watery... When you apply it, your skin feels really silky, silky but a little tight (if you apply it all over). The gel dries in sooo quickly, so theres barely any waiting around. 
Its not going to magic away any spots - but really what product would? I really love this though, it helps to reduce the redness around the spot and helps to move the spot along - meaning its sore for less amount of time. 
If you're looking for a spot gel and are willing to invest in one, then I'd highly recommend you try this one. Two thumbs up from me!