Tuesday, 26 March 2013

'I had a lot of deadlines so I needed a treat' haul...

I probably should try not to make myself feel better after having loads of work by shopping, but I can't...so there. It's the Easter hols now so I can properly chillax and not have to worry about deadlines (for three weeks at least...).

So here's my totally on a whim haul:

Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation, my most expensive haul item. I got this for £33 from the House of Fraser website, I've worn it once and I'm in love. Expect a very positive happy review shortly...

Rimmel Apocalips in 'Big Bang', me and my friend bought these after our Friday exam, so worth it. Gorgeous colour and it stays on for so long! I tried mine on while we watched supernatural afterwards (Dean Winchester yum yum yum) and it stayed on perfectly despite the (many) chocolate bars I nibbled on.

I got the Elemis moisturiser free with a magazine (I think Marie Clarie, but I can't remember), I have yet to try it, but I've liked Elemis products in the past.

I really really like Umberto Giannini products, so I decided to pick up the Princess Purrfect Hot Styler Spray and Perfect Beauty Finishing cream. Both products have been fantastic, but the Perfect Beauty Finishing Cream has totally transformed my hair, soooo very happy with it!

Finally I 'accidentally' bought The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I read a review highly recommending this and as I've just finished my current book I thought I'd treat myself to a new one! I can't be running out of reading material now can I?

Sunny xxxxx

Monday, 18 March 2013

Re-Gen Oil

A few months ago I bought the wonderful product that is Re-Gen cream, which I reviewed here. After lasting for absolutely ages and ages I finally finished it, when I went to buy more (I got mine from Home Bargains) I saw the Re-Gen Oil, after a quick look at some very positive reviews I thought I'd give it a go.

Firstly, a note about my skin, it's been bad recently due to a poor diet and stress, and because it took about a week for my Re-Gen Oil to arrive after the cream ran out I haven't been putting anything to fade the marks on my skin. Right now my left cheek is really bad, with red marks all over it, my right has few faded older marks, but my left is the icky one.

Compared to the cream the oil is more hassle, I don't put it on in the morning before I go out (like I would the cream) because otherwise I'd be all shiny and gross looking. Instead I use it twice a day, once when I take off my make up after getting home at the end of the day, and once right before bed. I massage the oil into my skin really thoroughly, which feels lovely and makes sure that the product really works its way into the skin.

So far I'm preferring this to the cream despite the hassle of it being an oil. It feels and looks as though it's working better at fading marks, and as an added bonus it's doing wonders for my dry skin. I'd definitely recommend this product.

Sunny xxxxx

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Collective Haul

I'm writing this whilst feeling completely mentally and emotionally drained after an epic 6 hour game of Lord Of The Rings Risk. I didn't even notice it had taken that long...if anyone wants a game recommendation then this is it, especially as we played the soundtrack in the background for extra awesomeness (this is what uni students do when they can't afford alcohol).

Anyway, I've bought a few things this month, not a huge amount, but for me (in my somewhat poor student state) it's a fair amount.

I got my favourite Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner in Hello Hydration, I love these, they add life and moisture to my frizzy winter dried locks.

I had a bit of a crazy 'I want to try ALL of the Boots Botanics range' thing going on, so I got the All Bright Cleansing Foam Wash, the All Bright Refreshing Eye Roll-On, the Shine Away Mattifying Gel-Cream and the Ultra Calm Skin Calming Day Cream SPF 15.

I'm a huge fan of Soap & Glory so I bought the much talked about Flake Away to replace my old body scrub (Soap & Glory's The Scrub Of Your Life), just to try it out.

I bought this months Marie Claire and got the Neal's Yard Bee Lovely handcream as a freebie (and I loveeee it so far).

I also got a couple of things from Nivea, one of my old favourites for dried out winter skin Nivea Cream, and a new favourite in the form of Nivea's Lip Butter in delicious Vanilla and Macadamia.

Finally I got some Re-Gen oil. I've been using the Re-Gen cream (and totally loving it) for months now, so I'm looking forward to seeing what the results are like from the oil.

Once I've used them all a bit I'll be reviewing most of these products :)

Sunny xxxxx

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Oops, Accidentally Went AWOL

Wow, it's been nearly a month since my last post, oops... I've been so busy that I haven't had any free time to post at all (total lie, I had a lot of naps :P). I have really missed posting things on here, and hopefully now I'll have more free time. Second year has suddenly gone up a notch and I'm up to my ears in coursework at the moment, but I finally have a plan and am working through it methodically.

Soooooo, what have I been up to since last I posted?
I've had two exams, one better than the other.
I've had my best friend from home visit twice (with a week gap between each visit).
I've started kayaking again after a short winter break (when it was just too cold to even think about getting in a river!)
I've had a tonne of coursework, and my first official all nighter since I started uni!
I've started pole dancing club, and my arms are killing me because of it.
And finally and most excitingly (and also what has been taking up most of my time) I've been accepted into the study abroad programme for Korea University next year! This involved a really long application process, a scary interview, incredibly happy acceptance email, and a 'pre-departure orientation day'. Now I just have to fill out a million bits of paperwork and wait for September!

I've also been really getting into natural skincare and eating and being healthy, so hopefully I should be posting some things about that soon :) Oh and I've bought things, many things, I'll have a collective haul shortly too ;)

Here's a picture of me when I was in Korea because I'm so very excited to go again!

Sunny xxxxx