14 January 2012

Blush Love; Coralista

Hey girlies,

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & New Year. I had a lovely time, and was rather spoilt with my main pressie being a MacBook Pro. Feel very lucky! :)

One of my other presents this Christmas was a boxed blusher fom Benefit, the muchly talked about, Coralista! I was so happy when i unwrapped this present as Coralista is a blusher i have always pined after, but at a slightly excessive £23.50 it was hardly a product i could buy willy nilly. Thank god for Christmas, eh! ;)

The blusher is housed like any other Benefit powder, in a cardboard box, which looks pretty for a while but unfortunately in a few months time will inevitably look pretty battered! The packaging features a leopard print design, which gets a big thumbs up from me as i bloody well love a bit of animal print! (i am known to wear my Leopard print Pyjama bottoms AND Leopard print dressing gown at the same time....;))

Enough rambling about the packaging, lets get onto the product! Firstly, it smells divine, a sweet, light smell - kinda reminds me of the retro sweets, Parma Violets. The blusher itself is a peachy coral affair, with a slight satin finish. I apply Coralista in one of two ways, either on the apples of my cheeks, or along my cheekbones to give a nice peachy glow, which catches the light nicely. Like any other Benefit boxed powder, it comes with a brush. I don't use the brush, but i guess its convenient if you take this blusher out with you and need to apply it on-the-go.

For me, Coralista definitely lives unto the hype, from the leopard print packaging to the lovely glow it leaves on your skin, it gets a big thumbs up from me! The only negative is the price, but i guess with Benefit being a high end brand, you would expect those kind of prices, definitely one for Birthday/Christmas lists! ;)

What do you think about Coralista, have you got it, or does the £23.50 price tag put you off?

Felicity xo


11 January 2012

GHD Review

Hello lovelies,

GHD have always been a bit part of my hair styling routine, i've used them for years for either simply straightening my hair or to give my hair a beautiful curl. So when i received an email asking whether i would like to review a couple of products from GHD, i was very excited! :)

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GHD Final Fix Hairspray £9.95 (link)
Ever since i can remember, Loreal Elnett Hairspray has been my weapon of choice for securing my hair in place, so i was slightly apprehensive about trialling the GHD hairspray! So how did it compare against my faithful Elnett? Firstly, the smell of this stuff is gorgeous, light and not 'fumey' smelling in the slightest - thumbs up! :) I've used this hairspray when i've curled my hair, or simply used it to add some volume to my barnet and its held my hair in place for a good few hours.

GHD Curl Hold Spray £12.95 (link)
I've never used a curl hold spray before, so i was quite excited to see if this would keep my curls bouncy and full of life! You apply this spray to dry hair, then use whatever styler (hot rollers, straighteners, curling tong...) you want to achieve your curls. I found this spray helped my curls to look more defined and definitely helped them last longer throughout the day. I also loved how this spray wasn't sticky and allowed my curls to still be bouncy and swishy! This was my favourite product of the three that i trialled!

GHD Heat Protect Spray £9.95 (link)
Before i start this review i need to own upto something..... I've never used a heat protectant before, SHOCK HORROR! Yes, i know its super bad to straighten/curl/blow dry my hair without some form of protectant on, but i got into a rather naughty routine! Maybe it can be my Beauty New Years Resolution, to use Heat Protectant everyday? Anyway, enough babbling....
Since i've been using this spray i've found my hair to feel a lot less frizzy and instead it feels more smoother and manageable. If you don't use a heat protectant, i'd definitely recommend buying one, i never thought a little spray could do much good, but i seriously can't believe how much better my hair feels after using this.

Do you have any fond memories of GHD? I remember using them when i went to school/sixth-form and i'd straighten my hair to death with them, haha! Anyway, let me know what you think!

For more information on GHD products visit their website ; http://www.ghdhair.com/

Felicity xoxo
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