Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Chocolate Body Butter

As much as I love all beauty products - it doesn't matter which kind, i'm not fussy - I love chocolate more. My wonderful brother who is only wonderful on days that don't end in Y bought me this lovely Chocomania body butter from The Body Shop. So obviously, he knew that I was going to love these products.

It was a special edition range and I got given a shower gel and a soap too, but i've used both of them. I've finally got around to using this body butter because it's a very dry and cold winter here this year so my skin needs all the help it can get, and oh my god does it smell good! It's not a sickly chocolate, it's sweet. But then it's not disgustingly sweet like the strawberry flavour The Body Shop uses - has anyone actually ever bought that one? Honestly, the strawberry flavoured products make me want to retch. What's great about this is that the smell isn't too overpowering. I find it good for winter when you don't want that citrus-y sunshine and rainbows smell. 

This is thick in consistency, like all their body butters are, so I find it brilliant during cold winters when your skin gets really dry. It's wonderful for dry feet or knees and elbows. Plus, The Body Shop products are natural too and some of their proceeds go to local communities where they derive their ingredients from. The only thing I don't like about The Body Shop is that they're owned by the same people that own Loreal here in NZ, and though they themselves don't test on animals, Loreal does so their profits are going back into the large mixing pot and contributing to harming animals. That's my only quell with them. Other than that, I love and adore so many body shop products. This is another to add to my list of favourites; I love their highlighting concealer, and their Shea butter range, as well as the sweet lemon range (which I think they've gone out of here). They're all amazing!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

L'Occitane Toner

One of my best friend's works for L'Occitane (pronounced Lox-e-tarn). She has slowly been getting me to try loads of products, like just the other week she gave me a serum sample. We were in the other day purchasing some things for her sister's birthday - she's coming over from Australia to spend time with my friend - and my friend was busy yarning away about how good certain products were. I needed a new toner anyway, so I thought why not try this one!

This product is from their Angelica range. It just makes me think of Angelica from the Rugrats to be honest. It's far better than that annoying little girl. Far better.

L'Occitane is a natural range, so this is alcohol free. Which as you should have guessed by now, I adore all things natural. I've only used this a couple of times, but I already adore it. It smells refreshing, it's not overpowering. I simply use a cotton ball or pad and wipe it all over my face and neck. (Don't forget your neck!)

You can buy L'Occitane from Feelunique here too.

I didn't realise, but their handcream is one of the topsellers in the world. One is sold ever three seconds! Can you imagine that?! That's insane.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Vine Make Up Video

I posted this on Vine a few days ago but I thought i'd post it here too.

Make Up mentioned:
1. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
2. MAC Studio Fix Concealer
3. MAC Mineralise Skinfinish
4. MAC Powder Blush in Peachykeen
5. Nars Illuminator in Copacobana
6. Estee Lauder Creamy Eyeshadow
7. Nudes Chi Chi Eyeshadow Palette
8. MAC Gel Eyeliner
9. Lancome Hypnose Mascara

Monday, 1 July 2013

The last month in photos:

With it being the holidays at the moment, i've had such a lot of free time. This post is going to be about what i've been up to with my friends as of late. The last month has been a combination of study week and holidays for me. These are the photo's i've accumulated.

The house that my mother sold; It's beautiful, and my dream.

Ballantynes. The Colombo. Glassons. Shopping.

Starbucks. Theobroma. Soup and cheese scroll. Starbucks (again).

Run out of minutes. Slut plate. Herbie car. Oscar.

Torrential rain that flooded most of the South Island.

Lyttleton shops. Bird gumboots. London Loves La beanie.

Japanese food. Josh and William. Japanese restaurant. Text with Kelsey.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

My favourite things of June:

Hello, it's that time again. June has almost left us.
It's the middle of winter - officially - which is somewhat saddening. This list of favourites will include a little more winter friendly things than normal.

Lips: Blistex

I cannot rave about this enough. I think I paid just under $6 for it from the supermarket. It's the product in the white tube (the other two are great also) and it's perfect for dry lips. I'm on skin pills at the moment and I find that my lips get very dry. Combine that with the awful winter weather and the wind and my lips are cracking like mad. This works miracles, I promise you.

Beauty: Cult Beauty

I couldn't put just one product in, mostly because I haven't really had anything dramatically stand out for me this month. That being, i did recently discover this amazing website. Some of you may have heard of it (I do feel like I am a bit out of the loop here) but it's called Cultbeauty.

I posted about this bath bomb when I bought some things from Lush the other week. I finally used it the other day and it smells so citrus-like and gorgeous. It even turned my bath green! All lush bath bombs are amazing, except for the gold little flattish ball one. It quite literally turns your water pee coloured and leaves shimmer all over the sides of the bath. Not fun.

Website: Thought Catalog 

I stumbled upon this website a while ago - about a year ago i'd say. I have no clue how I found it, but it's very interesting. It has thoughts for each day - several thoughts - which are articles written on different subjects. It could be about politics, gardening, female troubles, marital crisis, wellbeing, work etc. It's got so many interesting things to read. So if you're wanting to waste your day reading little dribbles about random things, then this is the site.

Song: True Love

I was a fan of Lily Allen back when she released "Smile" and "Not Fair". I have also loved Pink since I was a very little girl and have followed her success closely. She is probably one of the few people that I would have to see if she ever came to New Zealand; she'd be amazing in concert. Their new song "True Love" is definitely growing on me. Anyone else ever felt like this with a partner? Drives you insane doesn't it?

I was very skeptical of this book at the beginning. It grates on my nerves when there are a thousand characters introduced without any connection whatsoever. However, I pursued this book, and it is actually very good. It's quite sappy, and I do love a good romance so it fitted me well. The characters are wonderfully written and each is very different from the others, all are individuals. Overall, once you get past the confusion, the book is truly wonderful. Some parts he writes are a bit overdone, quite like he's being sarcastic almost, but that he's then not. It's cringe worthy almost. I don't enjoy writing that sounds like someone's brain has gone walk about. At times, I felt like this was the case. But everything links up and it ends fantastically. It's worth pursuing.

Purchase: Gumboots

About a week ago we got massive snow warnings for the whole south island and a storm warning for the lower north island along with nationwide flooding and hail. Snow never came. However, rain certainly did. The gumboots that I posted about here, proved very useful. It's a purchase that I definitely don't regret.

This was once a road. It was not a road that day.