Thursday, 30 May 2013

Mini Asda haul....

First up, HOW CHEAP ARE BIKINI'S OVER HERE?!?! I never realised until I went to the land of overpriced bikini's (aka Australia) how much we get spoilt with cheap swimwear, and we don't even get the opportunities to wear it as much. 

Anyway, I picked up three bikini's from Asda today, two of which were two items for £4! Altogether, three bikini's for £22. I practically skipped out of the shop. 

While I was there I took the obligatory trip down the hair care isle for bargains, and picked up two products from the new V05 range: their give me texture dry texturising spray and their plump it up dry backcomb spray. All V05 products are 2 for £5 in Asda at the moment so a great time to try them out! 

I haven't tried these out yet but I'll be back with a review to let you know how I found it!


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Sax Eye Delight eyeshadow palette review...

Browsing in a pharmacy before I came back from Australia I spotted a brand called Sax....sleek packaging, great colours, strong pigmentation and a reasonable price. I had to pick a few bits up to try them out, and as I was short of eyeshadows while overseas, I thought their palette was a good start.

The packaging is very much like Nars, with a slight rubbery finish that gets dirty very quickly, but does give it more of a high end feel. 

Six great neutral shades, all with a slight shimmer and a variety of highlight, lid, crease and outer corner colours. It've found it a very easy palette to create a subtle smokey eye, an evening look, or even to use the lighter colours for a solid wash of colour across the lid. 

Sax is an Australian company, stocked in both Aus and NZ but if you want to check them out head to the website and click on Stockist where there's a contact email for anybody overseas looking to find out more about the brand. The palette retails at 19.95 Australian dollars, great value for that price!


Monday, 27 May 2013

Back to England just in time for a Bank Holiday....

You call this summer? While most of England is making the most of the bright orange thing in the sky peeking through the clouds, I'm rugged up in leggings boots and jumpers still. I'm definitely not in Australia anymore!

So I got back four days ago, and have managed to go shopping, then go shopping, go shopping again, and drink a fair amount of vodka with the girls. I also squeezed in a Harvester, a Nando's, a Starbucks and two Costa's. Clearly got my priorities right. 

Dress: Primark
Jacket: Topshop
Bag: Australia market
Belt: New Look (one of my new buys)
Hair: natural if you can believe it!

Just one of my mini hauls from the past few days, I popped into Boots to use up some of the points Mum had accumulated over the past 12 months, and was clearly craving eyelashes! Got to love 3 for 2. Also picked up the Bumble and Bumble texturising (un)dressing cream, Soap and Glory Flake Away (hello holy grail product and oh how I have missed you), a new Barry M lippy, the final Rimmel Apocolips for my collection in Luna, a Rimmel Scandalise eye crayon, Seche Vite, and finally Benefit Fake Up which I can honestly say is INcredible.

Then of course there was the obligatory reunion night out in the home town - 

Top: Supre (Australian)
Bracelets: ASOS
Heels: Step In Style

So this is officially me saying HI I'm back. And seeing as I'm going to Birmingham shopping (again) tomorrow, I'll see you next time with a haul!