Crochet | Cotton Dishcloth Obession

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If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know my latest Crochet Crush for Cotton Dishcloths has taken on a whole now obession! Craz-zay I know but hey we all have our weaknesses don’t we? I know it sounds silly but after using the normal standard dishcloths from the supermarket compared to the crochet version, let’s just say I wouldn’t go back. The crochet cloths are durable, long lasting and machine washable and not to mention pretty! As if you ever thought the words ‘dishcloth’ and ‘pretty’ could be used in the same sentence, but feast your eyes on the pictures above.

I bought a stash of Craft Cotton from my local haberdashery, this is your traditional dishcloth cotton but you could use any coloured crochet cotton if you like. I have been hooking one up here and there, I’m trying to find a different pattern each time I start I new dish cloth. Thankfully Pinterest has a huge selection of dishcloth patterns just waiting for me!

What is your current weakness? I’m guessing it’s not crochet dishcloths?

What’s New? Body / Hair / Feet

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So what’s new pussy cat? Well my latest discovery is in fact a deodorant spray, I know not exactly the most glamorous of products but hey we all use one right?

Mitchum 48HR Protection Powder Fresh smells great and does the job perfectly, I don’t even need to reapply in the afternoon. The packaging is a little chunky but I don’t mind that. I found this on offer from my local Asda £2 they also have roll-ons available. What type of deodorant do you rely on?

Klorane Oat Milk Conditioner
Suitable for all hair types. Let me just put it out there, OMG! The smell amazing, the consistency quite runny but I found the formulation extremely nourishing. I’m eager to try the Oat Milk Shampoo next. Klorane is available through escentual.com keep a look out for their offers! I snapped this one up when they had their French Pharmacy offer.

Weleda Foot Balm
As you already know I’m a big fan of the brand and couldn’t wait to text out their foot balm. A lovely bright blue tube great for storing and travelling with. With the hotter weather bracing us I don’t know about you guys but my feet get hot and bothered, Weleda Foot Balm is perfect for refreshing tired feet. With relaxing plant extracts and invigorating essential oils of lavender, rosemary, sweet orange and litsea Cuba. Thankfully this doesn’t leave feet with a greasy residue. Feet are left hydrated and cool.

What’s new with you?

 

Instagram Week #6

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A fun filled crafty week!

1// Enjoying my last day off before the school holidays start 2// Hooking up another dishcloth 3// Park life 4// Last day at pre-school before big school 5// crafty time 6// Attempting a new stitch and another dishcloth 7// Jelly Love 8// Poorly girl

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Hope you had a sunny happy weekend1

Love Me Beauty Box | July Edition

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Love Me Beauty have another great selection on offer this month, I have to say it’s a little ‘hit & miss’ for me. A few thumbs up and sadly a few thumbs down.

The Teashed : Northen Brew 20 whole leaf Ceylon silky pyramid tea bags £3.50 I’ve never heard of this brand so was eager to test them out. The pyramid tea bags are very similar to the Tea pigs tea temples. The Northen Brew is a black tea from Sri-Lanka. A nice little stash to keep me going…

I just want to say that sadly I was disappointed with the makeup packaging, whilst I found some of the products good I felt the packaging let them down. I also felt that the quality wasn’t as good as some of the makeup brands Love Me Beauty have featured in their boxes before.

OFRA Pressed Eye shadow in ‘sublime’ £8 A generous size, can be applied dry or wet for a more intense look. The vibrant shimmery finish makes this a great evening shade to use. Great pigmentation, probably not a summer shade but a lovely Autumn/Winter shade. The colour reminds me of Macs Cranberry just a softer version.

So Susan Dual Brow Powder £11.95 Sadly the quality of this product lets the July box down. I found the colours great for brows but as soon as you used the brush the powders became very powdery and loose.

So Susan Flutter Mascara £14.95 Another product which sadly didn’t excite me. If you prefer natural looking lashes this would be perfect for you.

OFRA Universal Eyebrow Eyeliner £7.60 A lovely brow pencil which does what it says on the tin so to speak. A nice matte brown which doesn’t take much effort to use, blends easily and looks natural. Apart from the eyeshadow this was probably the only makeup product which I will use from the July box.

LASHEM (2ml Sample) Lashem Lash Enhancing Serum £40/3.5ml A Natural lash enhancing serum designed to nourish and condition lashes encouraging them to grow!

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion £15.95/200ml Without a doubt the best product in the box. Weleda is a favourite brand of mine, I love their selection of products and scents available. I look forward to trying the Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion out this Summer. Aimed towards dry-skin, perfect for the body after it’s been kissed by the sun. I am hoping next months is better, if you would like to subscribe you can do so by simply clicking on the link below.

www.lovemebeauty.com

What did you think of the July Love Me Beauty box?

Sally Hansen Nailcare and Pink Nails!

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Following my previous post I wanted to share my current favourite nail colour by ORLY. I decided to paint my nails and use my new Sally Hansen products which I bought from Superdrug last week.

Sally Hansen Double Duty
I’ve been using this solely as a base coat despite it’s multi-taking efforts to act as both a top and base coat. The formulation is good, it dries fairly quickly which is a good thing right? The only disappointing feature is the brush, I wish it was a wider tapered brush but that’s my only criticism.

ORLY Basket Case
Now for the colour, Basket Case is bright hot pink shade with a creme finish. It’s a feel good shade making it perfect for the Summer. Compliments a tan and looks great on the toes as well. ORLY nail polish is a pleasure to apply, the brush is perfect allowing easy and precise application.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
First time using this and again sadly the brush is the same as Double Duty but as for the product itself and the formulation it’s gets a 10/10 from me. Super quick dry time and a glossy finish! Perfect.

Have you tried Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri? What shade have YOU been wearing so far this Summer? 

 

 

 

 

New Picks : Makeup / Haircare / Skincare / Nails

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Last week I popped into town on my lonesome which was amazing might I add. No one asking for the toilet or moaning about walking. With my iPhone notes at the ready I headed for Superdrug where I snapped up some of the Dove Hair Therapy range. How can you resist better than 1/2 half price? I went for the colour Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner both £1.32 each and the Nourishing Oil Conditioner also £1.32. I am yet to test these so I will report back at a later date.

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I then headed for the skincare section where I spotted the Clearasil SuperFruits Refreshing Pads. I wanted these after watching Caroline Hirons summer skincare video, they contain Salicylic Acid which gets the thumbs up from me. I don’t use a granulated facial exfoliator so rely on other non-abrasive exfoliating products. These pads are perfect, they cleanse and exfoliate the skin helping it to stay clear and blemish-free hopefully! With extracts of Raspberry and Cranberry packed full of anti-oxidants alongside properties of Vitamin B3, I’m hoping these are winner! Just when you thought that was enough to make you grab your purse and run, quite possibly the best thing is the price, currently on offer at Superdrug £2.72. Run Forest, RUN!

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On to nail care next and whilst still in Superdrug I couldn’t help but notice they had 3 for 2 on all nail care. I picked up the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, Insta-Dri and got Double Duty for free! I haven’t tried any of the Sally Hansen nail care for years so can’t wait to give all of these a go.

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Boots was my next visit, with makeup on the mind! I’ve wanted to try the Bourjois CC Cream ever since Lisa Eldridge raved about it, and the popular Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. So with 3 for 2 tempting me it was easy peasy! I picked up the shade Light Beige in both products. As for the 3rd product I couldn’t decide and then saw the Color Boost Lip Crayon. The shade Peach on The Beach screamed at me, a gorgeous vibrant neon peach. The Lip Crayon applies so easily and feels very hydrating, with the added protection of SPF15. Bourjois had a GWP, a free pair of sunglasses and black case. I picked them up thinking oh well a spare pair, but it wasn’t until I got home and opened them up did I realise that they’re actually really nice. The shape is perfect and they’ve become my favourite pair, even the black rubber mesh case is pretty cool.

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Maybelline was next on the list, I wanted to try the Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara. I first heard about it after watching Charlotte Tilburys Cat Eye makeup Tutorial on YouTube. I have used it a couple times and I can happily say it’s a good’un. The flexi-brush means application is easy and quick, the formulation glides onto the lashes coating them well leaving long black glossy lashes. Boots also had 3 for 2 on all Maybelline products so after a little searching I found the Erase Eye Perfect & Cover Concealer. I saw this on Estees blog and remembered looking online for it and couldn’t seem to find it anywhere here in the UK and then when I spotted it in Boots I did a happy dance. There’s only 2 shades Light and Nude, Light was gone and so only Nude was left. I think either shade would be fine for me, the Nude being the darker out of the two does help with my blue/purple dark under eye circles. The domed sponge applicator feels super soft under the eyes and applies just enough concealer with one sweep. For the third product I went with Color Tattoo 24HR Eye Shadow in the shade on and on bronze. This is the first colour tattoo I’ve tried, the colour pay off is great and the staying power without primer is amazing. The shade is perfect, it’s one of those one-shade shadows great for when you’re in a rush.

Have you tried anything mentioned above? I’d love to know if you have.