December Favourites

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Hello beauty bloggers & readers, heres my December Favourites picks. I’m sorry it’s a little late but its better late than never right? 🙂

Non Beauty Items:

Vogue
Since being at home my mum has bought me vogue as at uni I’m on a budget, i love this magazine and its great to reading in bed and also get inspiration from.

FANGIRL – Rainbow Rowell
I picked this up from my local asda after christmas for only £3! I thought it would just be a good book to pass the time over this holiday but i was so wrong! I haven’t put this book down! I love the story and the way its written and i don’t want it to end, i love when you get so into a book and the characters and this is one of those books. I’m very happy with this purchase and if you’re looking for a good book to read i highly recommend this!

Beauty Products:

L’oreal Elvive – Hair Mask
I few weeks ago i stripped my hair from black to a medium brown and it wrecked my hair! And this has been my saviour all through December to help my hair get back to its original state. I love the smell of this hair mask and it leaves my hair so shiny and feeling a lot nicer and less damaged, it’s also part of this hair thickening range and as my hair is very fine it helps to make it look and feel fuller!

Tea Tree – Foaming Face Wash
I used to use this every day when washing my face and then i switched to other products to try them out. I came across it again and started using it and i forgot how good it was. You only need one pump and then i rub it onto my face and then wash of with water, it’s help with spots as over christmas I’ve broke out on my forehead and tea tree is really good when it comes with spots and has helped me slowly get my skin back to normal. This is quite cheap in super drug and if you suffer with spots i recommend this.

Big – Sea Salt Shampoo
I absolutely love this stuff! I have been using the Tail ‘N Mane shampoo and have gone back to this because it instantly makes my hair look thicker, feel nicer and smell amazing! It’s a little pricey from lush but if your like me and suffer from having fine limp hair i recommend you to buy this because it doesn’t disappoint.

No7 – High Shine Lip Crayon
I really like these lip crayons and they suit every day where and finish your makeup look off. I’ve been wearing these over christmas and they are also moisturising on your lips.

No7 – Instant Radiance Foundation
This foundation is just amazing! My sister wears this and you can’t even tell she’s got foundation on! It matches the skin perfectly, it’s easy to apply & looks flawless. I will be doing a review soon.

No7 – Gel Look Shine – Neptune
I’ve recently came across these No7 nail varnishes, the first one i got was from my advent calendar and then i got a set of them for christmas. They are very pigmented and look amazing on your nails. The only downside is that they chip easy but if you put a top coat on it makes them last a little longer.

I hope you like my December Favourite picks

Thank you for reading,
Katie x

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L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Review

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L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil 

This product aims to;

1 Hair has a glowing shine

2 Feels intensely nourished

3 Flows with silky softness

4 Seems sumptuously smooth

5 Looks beautifully perfected

This product is amazing! My sister lent it to me last weekend as my hair was so dry and damaged at the ends and just horrible. I used two pumps after washing my hair and evenly put it throughout the ends of my hair, I then blow dried and wow let me just say my hair was soft and looked so much nicer! I didn’t think it was going to even make a difference but it even last’s till I next wash my hair! I’m so amazed at this product and how well its made my hair look and feel, my hair still snaps off at the ends but not as much as it did and you can hardly see my spilt ends!

I’ve never put anything into my hair especially things that have ‘oil’ in the name as I feel like it’s just going to make my hair greasy and weight it down, but this has made me think twice about those products now. It’s for coloured hair which is also as plus as I dye my hair a lot and it can get damaged by me constantly dying my hair. This product has done wonders to my hair and it will last ages as two pumps go a long way!

I rarely rave about products but i thought i needed to put my own review on this product as it’s actually a life saver for my dry ends and I’m so amazed at how well its made my hair look and feel after only one use! Big thanks to my sister for recommending it me as my hair is finally going back to its nice soft ends rather than frizzy breaking off ends!

You can pick this product up from boots for £8.49 or click here to look at the product online and the reviews.

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Katie x

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November Favourites

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This is my first ever favourites blog post so I thought I’d but a couple of different items in.

Non Beauty items:

Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher
This book is so easy to get into and it keeps you thinking and guessing throughout, I’ve enjoyed reading this snuggled in bed in my free time.
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Floral Notepad – Liberty 
I love anything floral and i got this off my boyfriend for our 3 years and decided to use it to write all my blog post ideas in. It’s from waterstones and they have so many different patterns!

Vanilla Candle 
I picked this up when i first moved into my uni house and i got it from pound stretcher for around £4! I’ve only started lighting it and it fills the room with such a nice smell.

Beauty Products:

 

Champneys – Gentle Conditioning Toner
I absolutely love this toner and its so gentle on the skin and makes your face feel so smooth! I’ve only just turned back to use it recently as I’ve been using my Tea Tree Toner from Lush. It smells so nice and you only need one cotton pad to tone your whole face.
You can pick this up from boots for £7.50

Umberto Giannini – Mend My Hair
My hair has been so damaged lately at the ends and I’ve been using this after washing my hair and it’s helping my spilt ends look less horrible. I use two pumps after washing my hair and spread it evenly throughout my ends then i blow dry.
You can pick this up from boots for £7.99

L’Oreal Elvive – Extraordinary Oil
This product is just WOW! My sister lent it to me as my ends are so badly damaged and after one use my hair feels and looks so much nicer! I’m doing a little review on this product as I’ve been raving about it since i tried it out so keep a look out for that.
You can pick this up from boots for £8.49

Nails Inc – Jermyn
Since it’s getting colder and i love wearing brown nail varnishes. This is my go to brown nail varnish as its so pretty and goes with everything.
You can pick this up from boots for £11.00

If you can’t tell i buy a lot of things from boots because they always have amazing deals on, if you can’t find them in boots i recommend Superdrug or Amazon as they always have them for cheaper or around the same price.

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Katie x

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Make Up Routine And Products

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I rarely wear makeup but when i do this is what i use and these are my go to products. I use two eyeliner’s and I use the Real Techniques stippling brush to apply my powder and foundation.

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Face;

Botanics – 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution
This cleanser is good at cleaning makeup off your skin and also using as a toner, you can buy this for boots and i have a full review on this product on another post.

Champneys – Moisturising Day Cream
This is hands down my favourite moisturizer and i also have the night cream, it’s light on your skin and doesn’t leave it feeling oily and it sinks straight into your skin so you don’t have to wait for it to dry.

L’Oreal – Nude Magique
I don’t wear foundation so I went out on a whim and purchased this a while ago and because its like a powder more than a foundation it isn’t oily looking. It blends into your skin so easily, because its like a powder but its a foundation it covers all your blemishes and leaves skin looking even.

Maybelline – Fit Me Powder
This is my favourite powder, it’s quite a light powder but you can build it up on your skin and gives your skin a nice healthy look.

Eyebrows:

Seventeen – Brow’s That!
I use this to fill in my eyebrows and its a good cheap product, it not too dark so you can build the colour up.

Eyes:

Collection 2000 – Fast Stroke Eyeliner
I use this eyeliner to fill in my winged out look, it stays in place all day and is an affordable eyeliner.

Natural Collection – Mascara 
I love this mascara and it’s not fancy or pricy, it just does the job of making your lashes look longer and nicer.

L’Oreal – Super Liner
I use this eyeliner first as its gone a long fine tip and i use it to line my eyes and create the winged out look. It’s a cheap product for those on a budget and its so easy to apply!

Leave your favourite make up day products below

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Katie x

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Morning Routine

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I don’t wear much makeup and i use different face washes/ moisturisers & toners so this is what I’m currently using at the moment as i tend to change my skin care routine as the weather changes.

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I use this face wash in the morning as my other scrub has ran out and i needed a new one, it also does the job and my my skin feel fresh and clean.

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I decided to try this Asda Young Skin as i needed a new moisturiser as i needed a new one and it was on offer. It does the job and is a cheap good moisturiser if you are on a budget.

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I like to use the L’Oreal skin perfection on my face before i use the Tea Tree Toner as it gets rid of the dirt that your face wash didn’t get and helps with spots.

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I love this Tea Tree Toner from Lush and use it every day, you can either spray it on your face or use a cotton pad to apply it.

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I purchased the Real Techniques Stippling Brush and i absolutely love it. It’s so soft on your face and put the right amount of product from the powder onto your face. They are pricy but if you wear makeup everyday its a good investment.

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I sometimes like to fill my eyebrows in as i have sparse brows and it makes them appear a little thicker. I use the Seventeen Brows That it was around £4 from super drug when i bought it.

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I use the Maybelline Fit Me Powder as it gives me the right amount of coverage.

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I love this Red Jeans scent and use it everyday.

I’m so happy its started to get cold and feel like winter as i can finally break out the brown nail polishes! My favourite one is this Nails inc inspired by Diet Coke.

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Katie x

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Hair Products For Fine Hair

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If you are like me and have fine hair and envy anyone who has thick luscious hair this post might help you achieve being one step closer to getting thicker hair without having to break the piggy bank for expensive extensions.

These are hair products that I’ve used for months and have worked the best to help achieve thicker looking and feeling hair. I have some affordable one’s and one that is a little pricy but works amazingly.

 

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Mane ‘N Tail Shampoo & Conditioner

Mane ‘N Tail was originally made for horses hair. Don’t be put off using this product because it also actually helps hair grow faster. (I will be doing a review on this) I feel like this product really helps make hair feel thicker and it also strengthens hair. I use this every other day on my hair and it has a nice smell to it and the smell lingers hours after you have washed your hair. Ive been using this for a little over a year and i can tell a huge difference in my hair, it has helped my spilt ends and my hair always looks clean and shiny.

I purchased this product on amazon as it doesn’t sell in the UK,it’s £7.09 for both shampoo and conditioner 355ml.

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L’Oreal: Elvive Fibrology

This is a very recent hair thickening product that L’Oreal has brought out. It has the shampoo and conditioner, hair mask and the thickness booster. Ive used the hair mask as a treatment after I’ve dyed my hair and when my hair starts to feel dry. I use the Shampoo in alternative with the Mane ‘N Tail shampoo. I really like the smell to these products as the smell is strong enough for you to smell it on your hair. Your supposed to use the thickness booster with conditioner but i don’t use conditioner so i just add it to my shampoo and live it a little longer in my hair. I find these products do the job, not as much as the Mane ‘N Tail but you can feel a difference and it makes your hair look less fine and limp looking.

I purchased these from boots, i got them when there was an offer. The Shampoo is £2.99 The thickness booster is £5.99 which i find a little expensive for the amount you get and the thickening mask is £5.09.

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Lush: Big Sea Salt Shampoo

I absolutely love this product and i defiantly would recommend it to people who have fine hair. I use this every other time i wash my hair instead of Mane ‘n Tail or the Elvive. I take a little in my hand and rub it between my palms i then spread it over my head and massage it into my hair, i leave it on for a little bit and then i wash it all out. It smells nice and it makes my hair feel so volumized and thicker! I don’t use this every time i wash my hair as it can be quite drying to my hair. This is one of the best products I’ve purchased for my hair as it makes it actually look and feel thicker and I’ve noticed such a difference using this product. Ive had this for a few months now and it never fails me.

I purchased this from Lush for £12.25 it’s a lot of money for how much you get but i really recommend it as it does the job.

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John Frieda: Luxurious Volume Thickening Mousse

I’ve tried my fair share of thickening mousses, and some have made my hair feel greasy or have dried funny and left my hair feeling hard. I took a chance and picked this up and i really like it. I take a small amount of the mousse into my hands then i put half into my roots and the rest through my hair, i then flip my hair upside down and blow dry it to make sure all the product is dry. It gives me volume and some thickness and doesn’t make my hair feel sticky or clump up my hair.

I purchased this from boots and it’s £4.99

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John Frieda: Root Booster

I use this before i use the mousse, i spray it on my roots flip my hair up and then blow dry it. It doesn’t leave your hair feeling sticky and it actually helps boost your roots a bit. Its £5.79 from boots.

I hope this post helps with anyone who has fine hair and are trying to achieve getting thicker looking hair. Some of the products are affordable if you are on a budget. If you would like more of a review before you purchase any of these products feel free to ask.

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Katie x

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My Favourite Skincare Products.

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I don’t have many skin care products but heres my favourite ones which i highly recommend. All of these products i bought myself and I’m not sponsored.

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Lush: Tea Tree Water

This product is from Lush its £7.95 which is a little expensive but its a great product. I use this daily and it helps with spots and also helps tone your skin. Tea Tree is one of my favourite skin products as it always works for me. I would recommend this product to anyone who spot prone skin as i think it really helps get rid of them and prevents them.

 

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Neutrogena: Spot Stress Control

I bought this product from boots it’s £3.99. I use this daily as it helps to prevent spots and also clears them. Its also a 3-1 daily cleansing lotion. It helps to deeply cleanse the skin, Reduces the redness and shine and Helps clear spots. This is also a good product for if you can feel a spot coming on your face as it can help reduce the redness and clear the spot fast. It will sting on when put on the spot but that means its helping.

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Champneys: Gentle Conditioning Toner

I got this product for £7.50 in boots. Its expensive but it makes my skin feel clean and helps tone it. I put this on a cotton pad and then apply it to my face. I use this every other day i feel like my skin is getting a bit clogged up.

 

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L’Oreal: Skin Perfection

I bought this product from super drug it’s £4.99. I use this every other day or when i wear makeup. It dissolves make up, Unclogs your pores and remove any impurities on you face and also Tones and smoothes the skin. I find this a good product for if you wear a lot of makeup everyday as it removes all your makeup and makes you face feel clean.

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Neutrogena: Oil-Free Moisturiser 

I bought this product from Boots for £4.99. Im currently trying to find a good moisturiser for my face and for now this one is doing the job. I have an oily face with a few dry patches so this helps with both. It also gives me the right kind of shine and my face feel smooth all day.

 

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Katie x

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