Spending Ban Wishlist

BIODERMA Photoderm MAX Ultra-Fluid // ASOS Round Sunglasses // Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation And Concealer // Yves Saint Laurent Shocking Volume Mascara

Yes, thats right, I'm going on a spending ban again. I can't seem to find the balance between blowing all my money on  things and saving. I'm planning on going on holiday at the end of the year and if I am to do this, I better start saving up my pennies! I also want to try and clear most of my student debt (not my tuition fee and all that lark, the rest I stacked up during my 'life experience') and the only way I'm really going to do this is if I cut my spending right on down. The last time I did this I successfully managed to pay off my MA tuition fee within six months, and that was with christmas inbetween! I'm absolutely sure I'll be able to achieve a lot of saving within the next few months by spending ban and using my money saving tips (you can find the link to those HERE).

So if I was buying pretty things - I'd definitely be buying these.

What are you lusting after currently?


Lips of The Day #6: Mac Lipstick in Ravishing

I am very excited to announce the arrival of my first Mac Lipstick! Up until now I was a mac lipstick virgin, and with my lip collection, this surprised me too!

One of the main reasons I have never bought a mac lipstick is the shop near me is horrible. Its a a department store and the staff are fine and lovely, but its always so busy and I like to take my time when makeup shopping, swatching anything and everything on my hand. For this reason I tend to steer clear of mac shops and much prefer online - but with lipsticks you can't tell! I took my mum shopping for her birthday recently and I saw this colour and snapped it up. In the store I really adored it, and then I got it home and I'm not really sure. It's a cremesheen formula and I really prefer matte lipsticks, or a satin. Nothing too high shine... but this one, I'm really torn. Say hello to Ravishing.

The colour is just lovely, and the lipstick actually smells and tastes really nice too. I know because its cremesheen it won't last as a well as a matte lipstick and this definitely comes off and needs a re-application after lunch. I do love the colour though - a wonderful mixture of peachy pink and it does have a little bit of a gold tinge in the shine I think.


The Budget Series: Montagne Jeunesse Iced Crystal Exfoliating Face Masque

I feel like it has been ages since I've written a budget post. Montagne Jeunesse still hold a great place in my heart as my favourite face masks, and I picked this one up completely on a whim. Turns out to be one of my better whims, so I'm introducing to you - the Montagne Jeunesse Iced Crystal Exfoliating Face Masque!

I do have a great fondness for these sachet face masks and you can read my previous reviews HERE and HERE. I really didn't know what to expect from this one as it is the first scrub mask I've used. The sachets as usual are super helpful and tell you exactly how to use with the our simple steps - splash, massage, relax and rinse. Easy!

So this mask contains spearmint and menthol and dead sea salt to give a combination of cooling, exfoliating and cleansing, sounds pretty good to me.


Model's Own Scented Nail Polish in Blueberry Muffin

Hello! I seem to be writing a lot of nail related posts recently, but I've gotten really back into wearing nail varnish. So I know a lot of people have been raving about the new Model's Own scented nail polishes, and in boots they were buy one get one half price - so I bought two. So this is one of them - The Blueberry Muffin!

You'll have to excuse the state of the application, I really don't know what's wrong with me but I always struggle to apply Model's Own colours - for me the brushes seem to hold too much varnish, and they take ages and ages to dry...but the colour is gorgeous and I love it.


Katy Perry Colour Pop Lashes in Ka-Pow!

I know  these have been about for quite a while now, and I've had these sitting in my drawers for a long time too. I was sent these aaages ago as a PR sample and I've not gotten round to reviewing them and trying them on. Well, today is the day!

Generally I tend to avoid any eyelash brands apart from Ardell. Ardell are my favourites and they suit my eye shape the best. However these did intrigue me, as they have flashes of colour throughout them which highlights the colour of your eyes. Sounds great to me!

I was sent Ka-Pow! which has purple running through it, and are actually made for brown eyes. I have green, and I thought 'green and purple?' Could work!


Empties #3

Hello! My empties are not very exciting at all at the moment, but I thought I would show you them anyway. I really enjoy reading other blogger's posts on items they have used up, and I'm trying to condense my collection and not have so many half used products left around, rather than buying constantly and using a product once or twice.

I've managed to get through my Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel - I absolutely adore the scent of pink grapefruit, and this shower gel seemed to literally last for forever. I've recently bought an Original source Lime shower gel so I'm really excited to start using that. I've also managed to finish two of my Body Shop Body Scrubs that have been lying half used in my collection for ages - one is spiced vanilla and the other is cranberry. These are both seasonal scents but seeing as the weather has been a bit miserable lately it has been great to use comforting smells. I've also gotten through a whole pack of Kleenex Facial Cleansing Wipes which I didn't buy all that long ago, but when I'm feeling really tired or staying away from home I like to use these to remove my makeup. They actually do a surprisingly good job and the wipes are very thick and strong. I have a few more packs of these to get through yet and I'm already on a new pack as I've been quite lazy with my makeup removal lately.


Sinful Colors in Unicorn

Pastels are always in for spring, and I love pastel yellow but I've never been sure if I could pull it off. In a previous haul I picked up this lovely yellow nail varnish by Sinful Colors in Boots for the bargain £1.99. I've previously reviewed another colour, which you can find HERE. I looove this colour but i still can't tell if it suits me or not!