Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Product Rant: Miss Patisserie Bath Fizzies

I received these as a birthday present way back in April and I just put it aside as I don't tend to have long relaxing baths, I'm more of a shower person but recently I thought I'd give them a go.

I just picked one out randomly and it smelt good so I thought I'd use it. I stupidly didn't read the instructions as I didn't see them on the side and ran my bath. (I should say now that I am a bath bomb novice and have no idea how to use them really.) I didn't know whether to take the case off and ended up taking half of it off and leaving the other half on as the bomb was falling apart.

(This is when it looked nice and pretty)
So the 'fizz' part of the bomb had already separated and was doing a fantastic job of fizzing for about 5 seconds and only fizzing in a very little circle. Now I was expecting bigger fizz and longer fizz as it's quite a big bomb. So the 'fizz' part of it was extremely disappointing and that wasn't the worst bit.
So it was once the fizz had disappeared that I turned to the rest of the bomb which was slowly moving around, not disintegrating and leaving a pinky reddy hue everywhere it went. Cool, I thought a pink bath! As it was moving sooo slowly I tried to help it by pushing it around. I took my hand out of the bath to find a pinkyish stain on a couple of my fingers and tried to wash it off but it wouldn't. I realised that this was caused by the petals and had to hurriedly remove the petals with out making my hands anymore red. I let out all the water to stop my skin turining red as that's not a good look.
Sorry I didn't take anymore photos but I was kind of dealing with a dodgy bath bomb, stained fingers and a possible pink bath (which I'm sure my mum wouldn't have been impressed with despite the fact it was pink) so I hope you understand but it really wasn't exciting to look at because I didn't leave it in that long.
Anyway, I ended up taking off all the petals and rinsing off the red and glittery bit to prevent stained skin and got in the bath. I had to literally break it up myself into greasy little small pieces which did nothing for my skin and looked and felt so gross that I emptied my bath again.
What it says it does - "Miss Patisserie Bath Fizzies create a bath of effervescent fizz and froth, softening the water and releasing gorgeous fragrances. They leave your skin feeling super soft and smelling oh so sweet!"
It does nothing really. It sits in your bath, stains your skin, doesn't disintegrate, doesn't fizz or froth, doesn't soften or moisturise your skin, feels greasy and doesn't make for a nice relaxing bath.
The good points are that it does smell pretty good and they look nice and sweet. The packaging is quite pretty and is very 50's style.
I wouldn't buy these myself.
Have you tried these before? Did you like them?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Sport is for Everyone

A bit of a different post today, but whilst watching one of the many youtube videos that I do everyday (I really need to get out more) I came across this advert that I actually took the time to watch all the way through instead of pressing the 'Skip Ad' button. (Whoever invented that is a genius!) I'm constantly amazed at how much these people can achieve and how focused and determined they are. Even with normal athletes it's astounding how much effort they put into trying to win and to be the best. It's clear to see that despite whatever has happened in these people's lives, whether they were born like it or something occured during their life which has led to the disability they may have, these are certainly people who will strive to be the best. I love how sport accomodates for everyone (though I'm not particularly sporty myself, apart from dance) because I find sport hard. If I find sport hard with no problems that could hold me back how would it be easier for someone who had problems. So the fact we can make sport for everyone and not leave anyone out just makes me really happy. I'm going to forever be in awe of these people and I'm sure you will too. If you could just take a minute or so just to watch this video, you'll see why I find them so great.

Monday, 3 September 2012

August Favourites

Long time no see, or talk..I've been quite busy this summer and needed a bit of time to think about what to write and things...sorry.

This month has been a month for loving a few things I already had. Apart from a few sneaky purchases that somehow managed to creep up into this photo, I've been using what I already had.
Neutral eyes and peachy pink lips and cheeks have been my staple look throughout the summer with the Natural Collection blush in 'Peach Melba' being the most worn thing out of everything.

  Boots Vitamin E Moisture Lotion
I have a blogpost on this but my skin has felt so hydrated from using this which is always important.
I use this daily before I put my make up on as a bit of a base. It feels really nice on the skin and sinks in easily.

 Perfume in Dizzy
 This little beauty was £1 from Poundworld and they do have some nice perfumes. They also have some gross ones so smell them all and you might find one you like. This one smells really summery and a bit floral and it's by the make VirtualBrands.

Tresemme Heat Defence Spray
When I like to straighten my hair (which isn't that often) I will always use this. I feel like it protects my hair and also de frizzes it a little. Sometimes I just use it to de frizz because my hair goes huge, and not in a good way.

Palmers Coco Butter Moisturising Lip Balm
I love how soft and smooth this leaves my lips and it feels so nourishing. It leaves a sheeny shiny finish which makes it a little like a lip gloss, but one that helps your lips too! It also smells delicious.

Natural Collection LashLength Mascara in Black
This mascara I love because it lengthens and defines my lashes really nicely. It gives a little bit of volume but as you can see by the name it's main priorities are to lengthen rather than volumise. I think it does it's job extremely well.

Natural Collection Sheer Natural Lipstick in Sand Castle
This is a really pretty peachy pink which has been perfect for the summer as it's such a light summery colour. It's quite sheer but can be built up to create a more opaque colour. It looks really pretty under a pink lipgloss too.

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette
I haven't used any other eyeshadows this month because this bad boy is just AMAZING! It has enough colours to make really nice combinations. They all have a lot of shimmer in them which I love and it also makes them more pigmented. I don't think I'll ever tire of this palette.

Natural Collection Blush in Peach Melba
This is the perfect peachy colour for the summer and I have not worn another blush this month. (ok, maybe I've worn another one once or twice) It's sheer but easily buildable and gives the prettiest flush of colour to the cheeks.

What products have you been loving this month?