My £1 Dress

Thursday, 30 January 2014



Yes honeybee's, you read it right - I got a dress for £1!! 

Last week my mum told me about a new fashion website she had heard talk of on 'This Morning', she said all of the items were £20 or less and they offer free delivery - so obviously I had to take a peek ;)



The company are called hidden fashion and they are a relativity new fashion website - you can see the collection here!

I have to say, when I first tried entering the website, it was incredibly slow - I can only assume this was because a lot of other people had seen it on the TV that morning too and wanted to have a look around, so I tried again the next day and it was much much better!
They offer a wide range of dresses, tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories - something for everyone!

I browsed the 'under £7' section and, unbelievably, came across a dress for £1!!


The dress has this cute polka dot mesh scalloped edged collar (what a mouth full!) and it has an elastic waistband - which I put this cute horsey belt around!
It has a nice amount of material at the bottom so that it pleats and hangs well - its so so comfy and I cant believe I got it for only £1 plus free postage!
 Obviously this is a bargain that cant be declined so I picked up one for my sister too and she was very pleased when I surprised her with it!
I'm not sure that they have any left now but there are plenty of other bargains in the 'under £7' section!
The delivery time was great and I also received emails to let me know what stage of delivery my order was at, which is always lovely <3

Hidden fashion have such an amazing range of on trend and up-to-date clothing and accessories and it just goes to show you don't have to spend ridiculous amounts of money to look (and feel) fashionable!

I hope you have fun browsing their store and let me know what bargains you pick up!

January Favourites!

Wednesday, 29 January 2014



Hello sweet Honeybee's!


I have noticed a lot of bloggers writing about their favourite products each month and I wanted to give it a try too! 

I have tried a lot of new products this month (mainly thanks to Christmas presents!), that I can see myself using for a long time to come, so I wanted to share some of them with you!



SkinCare;


I have been so lucky & tried so many new skincare products this month, so its been really hard to narrow it down - but here are my absolute favourites!


NIVEA daily essentials double effect eye makeup remover; I actually first used this last month but I just ran out of it & bought myself a new bottle. Its just beautiful, so gentle & caring on your sensitive eyes! The liquid consists of 2 parts; a clear part at the bottom & a blue part at the top - you just give it a good shake and tip onto some cotton discs! You don't even have to rub your eyes, just gently swipe it over and it removes all makeup traces. I found my eyelashes have looked much healthier since using this too!


Soap&Glory 'Peaches & Clean 3-in-1 cleanser'; Dan got me this for Christmas and it is so lovely! The scent is so fresh and juicy & the cleanser is so creamy & soft. I use this twice a day, and (even though I have had an, unrelated, breakout on my chin), I have noticed how much softer and brighter my skin looks!

Soap&Glory 'Sugar Crush Foamy Body Wash'; Oh!!! Where do I begin?! I have used this every day since Dan got me it for Christmas & I am absolutely hooked! The smell is so fresh & tantalizing - it's lime, lemon, vanilla & coconut oil - like a sweet shop for your skin! It creamy & soft and (when teamed with the moisture lotion below) leaves my skin soft & glowing!

Soap&Glory 'Butter Yourself moisture lotion'; I had never used Soap &Glory products before this Christmas and now I'm not really sure why! I always thought they were quite expensive but now that I have used them I can see why - they smell amazing, use fantastic, fresh ingredients and actually do what they promise, & now thinking about it, for the sizes of the bottles, they're not actually that dear! 
Anywayy.. this moisture lotion is just brilliant! It is so thick and leaves my skin soft for hours - I use this every night and my skin is still soft the next day! It also smells wonderfully fruity as it contains orange and fig extracts, along with shea butter and almond & mango oils! Perfect!


Fragrance;


Fragrance is a large part of any girls beauty regimen - your favourite scent can make you feel beautiful, fresh and womanly!

Victorias Secret 'Strawberries & Champagne'; This scent is just so lovely and girly (I made a small review of it here). It smells exactly like what it says and is so light & refreshing! I love wearing this during the day as it is not too overpowering and is just so dainty.

Vera Wang 'Princess'; This has been my favourite scent since I first bought a bottle in NewYork in 2009 and I just cant stop using it. Dan bought me this bottle for our anniversary last year and I am just coming to the end of it (boo!). I love the gorgeous heart shaped bottle and the diamante encrusted crown lid, and the smell is just the epiphany of girlyness! It is everything I love in a perfume, light, sweet and pretty! I usually wear this when Dan takes me out some place like the movies or to dinner! There are lots of variations of this perfume but the original is still the best ;)

Hollister Coconut bay; I bought a bottle of this with a gift card I was given for Christmas and I love it! I have always wanted to own a Hollister scent and I couldn't have chosen a better one. It smells all fresh and lovely just like watermelon (my favorite!). It is sugary sweet and great for day time wear (and the beach, of course!).


Face;



There are so many amazing eye products on the market right now, but these have to be my favourites out of what I have tried!

BH Cosmetics 'Contour & Blush Palette'; I was bought this for Christmas by my mum & Dad and I have used it so much! The colours are brilliant for all skin tones and the powders are so soft on the skin! I love using the darkest brown under my foundation to contour my cheekbones, temples and jawline & I love using the white under my brows and on the inner corners of my eyes! The powders are large and you barely need to use any so they will definitely last me ages. I think this is a brilliant palette for contour beginners as it contains a range of colours so you could build up to the darkest one!

Benefit 'Porefessional'; I got this is in a mini Benefit set from my sister and I love it! I had always heard good things about this product but never got round to buying it but now I love it! It comes out in a beige colour (but it doesn't tint your skin!) and it is amazingly soft! I found that it really covered up red areas on my skin and made my skin appear more even! I use this under my foundation when going out somewhere special as (when finished with my foundation) it makes my skin look so smooth!

Miss Sporty 'Morning Baby BB Cream'; I bought this for myself as I loved the packaging & have since read a lot of negative reviews - but I'm not sure why?! This product only cost £2.49 so you cant expect life changing results but I was so happy with what I got from it! It is meant to be a BB Cream but it seems more like a liquid foundation to me - don't let that put you off though! It smells wonderful and has tiny flecks of sparkle in it to give you a radiant glow. It comes in 2 shades and, even though the coverage is light, I like using it with a little powder as it lasts ages.

Maybelline 'Baby Skin'; I have wanted this for so long! I was watching one on eBay for ages but couldn't bring myself to spend £15 on it so when I saw some in Superdrug for £7.99 (AND on a buy-one-get-one-free offer) I couldn't contain myself! I loved the Baby Lips so much so I knew this wouldn't disappoint! It comes in a cute blue tube and is just so perfect! Its clear in colour and a little goes a long long way! It makes my skin so even and soft! You can wear this alone, under or over foundation!


Eyes;


Eye make up has always been a favourite thing of mine - it is very expressive, versatile and creative, so I was more than happy when I got to try some new Eye products this month!

Benefit 'its potent!' eye cream; I got this in the same Benefit set from my sister and it is one of my new favourites! I don't really use eye creams - just my moisturiser, so this was a welcome addition to my regimen. It makes my eyes appear bright and gets rid of dark circles! I like to give it time to soak in and dry before I apply my foundation as it can be a little wet but other than that is flawless! It comes in a cute glass jar and its so lovely and creamy!
BH Cosmetics Galaxy chic Palette; I got this from my mum & dad and it is just out of this world! The colours are so pigmented and incredible, they are a mix of colour with shimmer and they look so amazing when blended! I will be doing a more in depth review of this palette as I love it so much and I really want to show the shades off!

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette; I have seen a lot of beauty bloggers and guru's using this palette and I thought it looked right up my street! My mum & Dad bought me it for Christmas and I haven't been able to put it down since! The shades are a mix of matte and shimmer neutrals which can be worn alone or blended with more bold colours. The powder is soft and lasts ages - until I'm ready to take it off at bedtime! Although it is a little more expensive than I'd usually spend on make up, I feel that this is a worthy buy, you can use it for every day make up and more dramatic looks so you will definitely get your moneys worth.
Victorias Secret Epic Lash Mascara; I wrote a review about this mascara (which you can see here). It has definitely become one of my favourites and I use it every single day. My lashes look dark, thick and long! What more could you need from a mascara?!

Owl Tweezers; I bought these from Primark last week - they were £1 for the set and they are SO cute <3 I was worried that they weren't going to work properly because they were so cheap, but was I wrong! They grip all hairs without splitting them and are very comfortable to hold! What a bargain!

Skin Accessories;


Body Shop Glitter Puffs; Dan bought me these in a BodyShop outlet in Portsmouth! I had my eye on them for a while but they were about £13 each so I held off, but we found these in the outlet for £14 for the set! 
They apply like an old fashioned perfume -with a puff! They smell lovely and make my skin so, so soft! I got a Gold one & a pink one but they had other shades too. They're beautiful when used on sunny days as they catch the light amazingly - I also applied it in my hair for my sisters birthday party and it looked so sparkly & Pretty!

I hope Y'all have enjoyed my first 'favoutites of the month' post! Have you tried any of these products or is there anything you think I've missed?!

Midnight Sparkle Valentine's Look

Thursday, 23 January 2014


Hello Honeybee's!

Welcome to my next Valentine's Post. This is going to be a more Dramatic and eye-catching look for you ladies who like to get dressed up to the nines on date night! It'll be a perfect look for a dinner date, a going-out-for-drinks date or, well, whatever you have planned!

** If you prefer a more toned down and subtle look, take a peek at my 'Natural Glow' makeup tutorial here <3 ** 


This look is all about being bold, defined and glamorous, it accentuates your gorgeous eyes and shapes your face to perfection. You'll be sure to hold your dates attention and be on his mind for days to come!
This Look can take quite some time to complete and may take a little practice - so leave yourself plenty of time before your date begins to get yourself ready - you don't want to go out stressed and flustered.

Lets Begin!


 Start by cleansing your face and patting it dry - this will remove any dirt, old makeup and dead skin cells, to give you a brighter skin.
Then take a primer, such as this Maybelline baby skin, and apply it all over your face to minimise pores and make a smoother base for your makeup application.


Now, pick up your favourite contour powder and contour your cheek bones, temples, down the sides of your nose, your hairline and also your jawline!
I am using the BH Cosmetics Contour & Blush Palette!
Contouring helps define (or change) the shape of the face and it accentuates key areas! You can see my full contour routine here!


Now, lets highlight! 
Take your favourite concealer and apply it down the centre of your nose and in a fan shape on your forehead, under your brows, in a downward triangle under your eyes, under your cheek bones, on your chin and on your cupids bow.
Gently blend this into your face with a make up wedge, trying to blend into the contour, so you don't end up with any visible clear-cut lines.


Some girls will be comfortable leaving their skin like this, but if, like me, you want a little more coverage then take your favourite foundation and just gently apply a small amount all over the face, I'm using Maybelline's Dream Satin Liquid Foundation.
Then I am setting this with some of Collection's Sheer loose powder in shade translucent. This will stop your makeup from sliding and it keep it in place until you are ready to remove it!
If you have applied foundation, don't worry, you wont be covering up your contour work - it will still keep your face a nice defined shape!


Now, lets start on the main feature - your eyes. The eyes are the window to the soul - so define yours and make them really pop!
I'm starting with a base shade which I am applying all over my lid and right up to the brow. This shade is from the MUA Undress me too palette.
Its a good idea to use a base shade as it will even out the tone of your eyelid, so any colour you apply will look smooth and flawless!


Now, take a matte brown shade of shadow and apply this onto the outer two thirds of the eye in a very slight wing shape. I'm using this shade from the same MUA Palette. Its important to use a matte shade as we will be using a shimmer shade in the next step, so it wont be too overwhelming!
Follow this with a shimmer gold shade, like this one from the MUA Undress me too palette and apply this all over your eyelid - right into the corners.


Here's the fun part - pick up your black pencil liner and just gently draw a line along the crease of your eye - this doesn't have to go right down to the inner corner of your eye, but try to pull it to a flick on the outer corner. 
Don't worry if it is not perfect as you will need to next pick up a flat brush and blend it out a little - this will give you an opportunity to even it out. 


Next, take a matte black eyeshadow, and your same flat brush and just gently dab some shadow onto the line and blend it in slowly, this will increase the pigment and really make the cut-crease stand out, making your eyes look larger and more apparent!
You can Just keep adding a little at a time until you are happy with the effect - this is the part that will take some time so just don't get flustered and if you feel you want to start again, use a cotton bud to remove the parts you're unhappy with - that way you wont have to start completely from the beginning!


Lets define your eyes a little more - pick up a black eyeliner - this could be gel, liquid or pencil - whatever you are most comfortable with, and create a thick line with a gentle flick on the outer corner. Try to keep it as close to your lash line as possible and make it thinner on the inner corner, thicker in the middle and then more delicate on the flick (You can see my full eyeliner guide here.)
Then you can continue the liner on your bottom lash line - keep the line connected to the flick and draw it on the outer two thirds of the eye in a thin line!
The, take your black pencil liner and just fill in your bottom waterline. This makes the look more dramatic and really makes your eye colour pop!


Now, lets make it a little more girly. 
Using your favoutite mascara (I'm using Victorias Secret EPIC Lash) just apply one coat to your top and bottom lashes and allow it to dry.
Once your mascara is dry you can enhance the eyes further by adding some false lashes - I got these from Primark and they are only £1, they're very natural and full looking so they are the perfect addition to this look.
If you are applying lashes just measure them up to your eye before you put the glue on - as sometimes they can be too long for your eye, so you will need to snip a little bit off the inner corner, then you can put on the glue and apply them to your lashes! Once they are on, just apply a thin coat of your mascara to keep them close to the natural lash and stop them from falling off.

I then went back in with my gold shadow and put some on the inner corners of my eyes and I filled in my brows, too!


Some of you may not want to do this as we have already contoured, but I picked up some bronzer and gently dusted some along my cheek bones to define them!
I used MUA Bronzing powder.


Annnddd, the final step is the lips! I am keeping them a nude colour as the eye make up is very intense, but if you feel brave you could wear your favourite colour.
I took this ELF lipstick in shade 'Nostalgic' and just filled in my lips! If you prefer not to wear lip stick you could keep your lips natural or you could fill them in with you favourite liup liner pencil!


&& so you're ready! Glamourous and good-to-go!
This look really has everything, sparkle, intensity, drama and definition and it will certainly catch your dates eye and make him take a second look! You can wear this with most any outfit and you will have lots of fun creating it!

You can Shop My Kit Here;



I'd Love to see your Valentine's Look, Just send a picture to me on facebook, or tag #plvalentine on instagram for my Valentine's Reader Feature!


Natural Glow Valentine's Look

Tuesday, 21 January 2014



Hello My Honeybee's!

Valentines is fast approaching & I wanted to give you all some lovely Make Up Ideas for your special date night <3 
I know some girls will prefer something a little lighter for a day time date, some will like to dress it up for a special dinner or drinks and some will like to keep it comfortable and natural so I am going to demonstrate a few different looks in the run up to Valentines day <3


This is my 'Natural Glow' Valentines look - its perfect for shopping dates, dinner dates, movie dates - anything! Its a Very easy-to-do but pretty look that enhances your beautiful eyes and gives great definition to the face. Check out the bottom of my post for a Kit List :)

Lets Begin;


I started by cleansing, toning and moisturising my face to remove any traces of old make up and to get rid of dead skin cells.
I then took my favourite foundation (Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid in shade 'Ivory') and mixed in a little of this Miss Sporty 'Morning Baby' BB Cream, as it has cute speckles of sparkle in it to give you a beautiful shimmer. I applied this all over my face with my makeup wedge and blended it down into my neck to avoid a 'tideline' on my jaw bone!

I wanted this look to be dewy and fresh so I didn't apply any setting powder, but if you prefer a matte look then go ahead and apply it now :)


The next thing I did was to apply some concealer on the areas I wanted to highlight, this was down the centre of my nose on my forehead, my cupids bow and my chin, I blended this in to my foundation with the clean side of my make up wedge.


I then took this nude shimmer shade ('bootycall') from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and applied it all over my lid with this fluffy brush from MUA. If you don't have this palette you could use any nude shimmer shade you have!


I dusted off the bush and then took this shimmer brown shade ('SnakeBite') from the same Urban Decay Palette and applied it onto the outer two thirds of my lid.


I then took this beautiful brown gel liner by Fashionista (shade 'Dress down Cool') and my amazing bent liner brush from ELF and drew on a gentle liner flick. I wanted to use brown liner as it defined my eyes but wasn't too much of a bold contrast from the shadow - you could use black if you prefer!


Next, I took the same Urban decay palette and picked up a tiny amount of this dark brown shimmer shade ('Busted') with my MAC 219 pencil brush and gently blended it out on the outer corner of my eye and just above the crease. I did this in a very tiny winged shape just to make sure everything was blended together nicely.


I followed this by applying some mascara - I used Victoria's Secret Epic Lash (you can see my review of it here). I applied two coats of this to make sure all my lashes were caught and defined.

You could apply some false lashes here if you like, I have chosen not to as I am keeping this more of a natural day time look, but if you want to dress it up a little then go ahead!


Next I filled in and shaped my brows with this pencil from MUA and highlighted the inner corners of my eyes and under my brows with this highlighter from the BH Cosmetics Take Me To Brazil Palette! This will really open the eyes and make them appear much larger!


Now, its time to contour! I used this bronzer by MUA and my angled contour & Blush brush from MUA to define my cheeks and face. I pouted my lips and followed my cheek bones up to my temples for great cheek structure and I also sweeped some across my hairline and a small amount along my jawline.

I followed this by applying some of this beautiful shimmery peach blusher on the apples of my cheeks for a flush of colour! This is Lune D'Or by Bourjois.


And the final step was to add a little colour to my lips! I have added this gentle pink hue for a cute pout! This is shade 112 'ambre rose' by Maybelline, it is very delicate and girly and adds just the right amount of colour!



There you have it ... Simple but beautiful valentines make up! You can do this in 30 minutes and you will look so gorgeous - ready for date night! I really love how this look highlights your eyes and gives your face great shape and definition! It is natural enough for you to still feel like yourself but made up enough for you to feel like a princess!

You can shop the Kit Here;
Maybelline Dream Satin Foundation 
Miss Sporty BB Cream
MUA Concealer
Naked2 Palette
Fashionista Gel Liner
Victorias Secret Mascara
BH Cosmetics Take me to Brazil Palette
MUA Bronzer
Bourjois Blusher


Let me see your Valentines look! Send me a picture on FaceBook (here) or Twitter @emma_hobbsie, or tag me on instagram 'peacelovevintage' .. I'd love to make a special post featuring all my beautiful readers!

My Moments that Matter; 2013

Thursday, 16 January 2014


Hello Honeybee's <3

I Have been browsing my Twitter feed this morning and spotted an awesome competition from the Beautiful Hannah at 'Away with the fairies' Blog (you can see it here) .. she and the lovely people at Lloyds bank are giving away an iPad mini to someone very lucky! I have never used an iPad but always thought they looked very fun!
Hannah has asked each entrant to write a post about their moments that mattered to them most in 2013, and this got me thinking about my most special times from last year...

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2013 was a mixed year for me, there was good & bad times, but the good definitely outweighed the bad!

Without a doubt the moment that mattered most to me last year was when Dan & I booked our wedding <3 We won't be getting married until next year but just booking the wedding was such a Big & Exciting step in our lives!



We had been engaged for just over 2 years at that point and Dan had just got a new job, so we decided it was time to start making some plans! 
I had had my eye on one venue in particular for some time (I don't want to name it as it will be a surprise for our guests, but there is a picture of it above), so I showed Dan some photos of it on the internet and we booked a viewing!

We looked around the beautiful grounds in the sunshine, taking everything in! I have always wanted an outdoor wedding and this place just seemed perfect, there is lots of land, beautiful old trees, a lake with a jetty and a gorgeous barn to have the wedding breakfast and festivities in! I fell in love with it straight away and to my happiness, Dan did too!

It was everything we wanted and, amazingly, within our budget - so we booked up right away. Our wedding day isn't until the 26/09/2015 but we now have lots of time to plan and get everything perfect and how we dream!


We have since done little bits of planning, and I, of course, have been looking at some dresses! I'm really not sure what style I want so I have been very open minded! 

We also got to try some of these wonderful hand crafted chocolates from the lovely New forest Chocolates - you can see their website here! They were so pretty and so yummy!

Another thing I am so excited about is that we booked our wedding portraits to be done by the amazing Luke Woodford! He has done Fashion shoots all around the world and his wedding portraits are some of the best and most unique I've seen ... you can see his work here!

I am so excited for our special day and booking it was so important as it meant we were 1 step closer to being husband & wife!!

Even though we all go through tough times in our life, we must try to focus on the good things we have that so many don't! What were your moments that mattered in 2013?!






DrugStore Haul

Wednesday, 15 January 2014



Hello My Beautifuls <3

My everyday Makeup bag has been dwindling recently, so I decided it was time to go on a haul! I usually always use drug store make up and seem to have been sticking with MUA for the last few months so I wanted to try out some products from some other drug store brands.


Much to Dan's dismay I could spend hours looking through the make up stands - admiring the packaging, swatching the shades and comparing the prices, so I really enjoyed going on this haul! Here are my thoughts on some of the products I decided to try out!


Maybelline has always been one of my favourite make up brands but I haven't bought anything from them in a long time so I decided it was time to rekindle our relationship haha!
I picked up this Dream Satin Liquid foundation and some of the new Baby skin Primer (I will review this separately though, as I know there is a lot of hype around it!) as they were in a buy one get one half price promotion.

The Design of the bottle hasn't changed much since I last used it, but I can't say that I mind as it is very simple and clearly displays the product inside, also, the slim glass bottle make it look more expensive than it actually is.
The foundation comes in a pump dispenser which is brilliant as it means you can control how much you use and not waste any.
To be honest, I love this foundation so much and I don't know why I stopped using it, it has brilliant coverage, there is a wide range of shades for every skin tone, it blends well with any applicator and it stays put on my skin all day. The consistency is creamy which is great as it means it doesn't dry too fast and gives you time to blend it thoroughly.

The product promises an airbrushed, poreless finish and I don't disagree, it doesn't make me look completely poreless but it does improve the overall appearance vastly <3





I haven't bought a pressed powder in ages as I have been using the MUA Matte Perfect Loose powder, so I thought it was time to switch things up when it ran out!
I spotted this cute little pressed powder compact by miss sporty and loved that it was matte finish!

The packaging is hot pink and fits perfectly in the palm of your hand - the inside features a mirror and cute little powder puff.

This powder comes in a couple of shades - I decided to go for the fairest as they didn't have a translucent option. 
I thought it was going to be virtually invisible but, unfortunately, I found it quite dark and, when applied with the puff included, it came out a little patchy.
I tried applying it with my kabuki and it was better but i think I'm going to stick with translucent powder from now on!
All this said its still not bad for the £1.99 price tag.


I have always used this liner as I find it's the best all rounder - it has a nice thin brush, it applies smoothly, comes out dark, doesn't flake and stays put even when rubbed!

You can see from my images that the thin brush on this liner doesn't limit you - it is versatile enough to create thick and thin liner styles and it doesn't smudge! 

Whats even more amazing is that this liner comes in at £2.99 - I have tried much more expensive liners and haven't been nearly as impressed.

I will certainly be sticking with this for the foreseeable future!


This has been one of my favourite blushes for a long time so I had to pick up another pot when my last one ran out! I have been using the ELF HD Blush a lot lately and I love it so much but this Bourjois one is just so pretty.

Like all the Bourjois products it has a lovely light scent and it applies perfectly. This blusher comes with a little mirror in the lid and its own little brush - perfect for when your on the go!

They last agggess and a little goes a long way, it is hard to get a clear picture of how it looks as this shade is very peachy and I use it as more of a highlighter on the apples of my cheeks but there are darker shades available if you prefer more of a flushed blush!


I spotted this when I was looking through the miss sporty stand and I just thought the packaging was so pretty and girly so I immediately loved it, but then when I used the tester I loved it even more!

The thing I love most about this is that it has little speckles of sparkle in it to give you a really nice, healthy glow - its hard to see in the picture but when applied all over you face it looks so sweet!

I think this is more of a light foundation than a BB cream really but when it only sets you back £3.49, who's complaining? 

It is a little liquidy but it applies just lovely with fingers or a sponge and you can mix it in with your favourite foundation to get that pretty glow and your usual coverage! There are only 2 shades available though, so it is a shame for girls with a darker skin tone, as they wont be able to try it.

The product claims to be skin perfecting but I found the coverage a little too light to mask my imperfections, however, with the help of a little concealer it does look lovely and is great for those days when you just don't feel like wearing heavy make up.


I'm sure most of you have heard of witch sticks before - they are so good for stopping breakout in their tracks, and they also help to banish spots!

This only cost £2.89 and I think its a worthy buy for anyone, you can use it when you notice a certain area of your face looking a little shiny and it will immediately help to break down the oil that causes spots.

It is very simple to use and soothes the skin so much, I found it to be almost like a toner too as it made my skin feel soft after use.


Continuing with the skincare products, I also picked up a new bottle of this NIVEA eye make up remover as my old one just ran out and I couldn't bear to be without it!
I have been using the NIVEA skincare range for the last few months and it has made my skin much brighter and I have noticed a big decrease in breakouts. 

Taking your eye makeup off each night is so important as the eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of ageing, so this product is perfect to combat that! All you have to do is give the bottle a good shake to mix the 2 parts together, apply it to a cotton disc and gently swipe it over your eyes - no rubbing required! 

I found that this removes even waterproof makeup very easily and my eyelashes have looked much healthier since I started using it :)

It only costs £3.29 but I've never payed more than £2 for it as it always seems to be on offer in superdrug, so now there is no excuse to remover your make up at bedtime!


And finally, I picked up this bottle of Treseme 24 hour body blow dry lotion. 
I always like to use a product on my hair when drying it (usually Aussie's leave in conditioner) and I have always liked the Treseme shampoos and conditioners so I thought I'd give this a try.

It promises to aid in volume but I'm not sure that it really did that, however that might just be me, as I have quick thick hair so its usually always big anyway! 
Either way, it smells nice and my hair was soft after use so its definitely good to use something in your hair when blow drying it!

This costs £5.49 so I think, if it came to it, I would stick to the Aussie products, but its nice to try new things one in a while and this made for a nice change!


I hope you enjoyed this haul post! Its nice to try new products once in a while - we all have our favourites which we are comfortable with, but variety is the spice of life so be brave and try something new!
Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?