19 April 2014

£1 Macadamia Oil Extract Foot Pack


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When it comes to foot care I'm super lazy! Toenail painting is a bi-annual affair once nail polish has chipped off and even though I intend to use foot creams I rarely do. 

Which is why I thought I would try out this interesting foot pack that I discovered in Pound World for a mere £1.00 (you can also find them on eBay here for £2.50 - which is still worth it in my opinion). 

This really is a product for the lazy, yet it also makes so much sense! The Macadamia Foot Pack basically consists of 2 treatment boots that you wear for 20 minutes. This is a no-mess treatment that you can use whilst watching TV or even when washing up if you so wish. You don't even need to wash your feet after using the boots either! 

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So this week as I was sat blogging I thought I might as well try out the foot mask. First let me explain how I did intend to document this with images however once the plastic booties where on my feet I realised how ridiculous they look and also how creepy it would be to photograph my feet in them! These really aren't something you would want to answer the door in or even walk about too much in due to your feet slipping about in them.

The Product
As you can see above the inside of the boots contain a foot cream against a thin fibre style cloth making them comfortable to wear. Once on the feet you do notice how the boots almost stay against the skin due to the foot cream. Fast forward 20 minutes you simply take off the boots and leave your feet to dry or rub in the small amount of remaining cream. This was when I noticed the shea butter and menthol scent for the first time and on looking at the packet discovered the ingredients include Shea Butter, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Rosemary. Lavender and Thyme. 

Results
After using the mask I instantly noticed how much softer my feet felt especially on the heals and surprisingly the tops of my feet. Without a doubt more softer than when using a foot cream and actually something I'd prefer to do.

I'm so pleased I decided to try out this foot mask and will definitely be re-purchasing and even taking a sachet to use on holiday next month! 

Fee xo. 

18 April 2014

NOTD - NYC Mint Macaroon


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Pastel shades are my bag this Spring and so far this month pastels haven't left my nails for very long. 

High street nail polish brands offer so many budget options that I thought I would share with you one of my favourites with NYC Expert Last Nail Polish in Mint Macaroon (£2.49 - Superdrug). 

NYC is without a doubt my favourite budget brand for nail polishes, their speed drying In A New York Color Minute range is just incredible for only £1.79 per nail polish and the clear top coatfrom the same range is something I have been using for years and love. 

NYC Mint Macaroon is only the second nail colour I have tried in the Expert Last range but I'm actually thinking I may love the formula, finish and lasting power even more!

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When it comes to pastel shades they can be temperamental especially on application for looking streaky or requiring too many coats however with Mint Macaroon I was suitably impressed. This glided on the nails with such ease as it's just the perfect formula - not too thick or runny and perfectly opaque needing only 2 thin coats. 

As for the shade itself Mint Macaroon really is the shade of a beautiful pistachio macaroon and doesn't have such a bright tone to it which I really like. Just ideal for Spring! I also decided to add the smallest amount of sparkle to my nails with Nailene Glitter Fx (£3.50 - eBay here) which is the most amazing gold holographic glitter for dusting onto any manicure. This just finishes off the nails for me as I love fine glitter catching the light, just so pretty.

A simple but chic spring nail look! 

Fee xo.

17 April 2014

Organic Surge Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser + Giveaway!


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Today I have a review of a beautiful new cleanser from one of my favourite skincare brands. Plus I'm also excited to be giving away 5 of the cleansers!

This 99% natural hot cloth cleanser is the new makeup remover on the block and after testing it for a month now I thought it was time to rave about it! Organic Surge as I mentioned above is one of my favourite skincare brands, I find it consistent, gentle on the skin yet affective and high in quality for the price. The Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser (£12.50 here) is a mild feeling cleanser that is a joy to use to fully remove even the most stubborn of makeup. I personally love to massage the creamy cleanser over my face at the end of the day enjoying the subtle essential oils scent and remove it with a warm flannel. This effectively cleanses the skin leaving it feeling super soft and looking fresh.

Still don't believe me on how good this cleanser is? Even Lisa Eldridge took to Instagram to rave about it here! In my opinion a great low cost alternative to much more expensive hot cloth cleansers, that will suit all skintypes.

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For a chance to win the Organic Surge Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser (worth £12.50) simply sign up to Organic Surge Newsletter here making sure to put Makeup Savvy in the ‘How Did You Hear About Us?’ box. Then enter your entry in the Rafflecopter form below. Terms & conditions can be found in the form below - UK entrants only.

Fee xo.

16 April 2014

NOTD - Maybelline Street Artist Alley Attitude Top Coat


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With Easter at the end of the week I'm all about speckled nails! So I decided to try out my latest speckled/matte glitter top coat, Maybelline Color Show Street Artist in Alley Attitude (£3.99 - Superdrug here or Boots), a beautiful turquoise and black mixed glitter.

As mention in my latest makeup haul post I was unsure what colour base coat to pair it with, white just seemed too obvious and I felt a bright base could clash. But then I remembered my favourite shade from last spring/summer - Essie Bikini So Teeny, a perfect light blue. I feel this is just a perfect pairing for summer but I can now see any pastel shade working with Alley Attitude. 

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Alley Attitude is one of those top coats that is a breeze to apply, just a single coat with a glossy top coat to keep it snag-free. Plus it's one you will get compliments on as the black pieces really do stand out and make people notice your nails. 

Overall I am super impressed with this top coat. It has the ability to change up any manicure and looks totally different dependant on the base colour you use - here I have use a light blue base but white would look great as would black to make the blue pieces more visible. Also unlike some top coats you don't have to fish about with the brush in the bottle to get enough on the brush, this really is packed full! Without a doubt one of my favourite nail polish buys in a long time.

The look of this matte glitter top coat has definitely convinced me to picked up a few more (there are 4 in the range) when shopping next. Worth every penny! 

Fee xo. 

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