Thursday, 29 March 2012

REVIEW: Vintage Lip Balms by Technic.

I was in Bodycare a couple of weeks ago looking at some of the makeup, and I noticed these pretty lip balms. I'm an absolute lover of vintage so these definitely caught my eye and as I was amazed to not have seen one review on these yet I thought I would share these amazing finds with everyone as they are a personal favourite of mine now.
The packaging is lovely as you can see, with a pin-up girl and flowers.
I only have three of them but they do come in 4 different flavours/shades/scents:
Kir Royale, Long Island Iced Tea, Margarita, and Blue Lagoon.
Kir Royale has a really sweet, fruity scent to it, a bit like mango or kiwi, it's hard to pin point the scent of this one but it's such a nice one and it's the one I've worn the most so far..
Long Island Iced Tea has a very sweet, bubblegum type scent to it, it's definitely my personal favourite out of these three.
Margarita has a very strong scent, and if you don't like alcohol, I highly doubt you will like this one. When I first smelt it I was very surprised at how much it really did smell like alcohol but it takes some getting used to and after a while it doesn't smell so bad, but in all honesty it isn't exactly the nicest out of the three.
I'm going to buy Blue Lagoon when I head into town this weekend and I shall do a mini review on that when I include it in a collective haul next week.

What I love most about these lip balms is that they leave your lips so soft and they last for so long too. They feel really moisturising and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a good balm for dry lips that isn't sticky.

These are only 99p each from Bodycare and for that price you can't go wrong!

Kelli xo

Saturday, 17 March 2012

My Shoe Collection.

My shoe collection is very, very small compared to other ones that I have seen on Blogger or Youtube. I used to have more, but recently had a clear out of my wardrobe so I got rid of the ones that had been worn out so much. So I now only have 7 pairs, (well actually 8, I have a pair of Purple Wrangler boots somewhere but could not find them anywhere) and that's enough shoes for me.

Hot Pink Ballet Flats - £10, Matalan.

These are my latest shoes, I only bought them a few days ago and I love them! I never used to wear ballet flats or any type of flat shoe as I was never able to walk in really, really flat ones, but since I've had to wear flat shoes for college I've got more used to them, and I'm always looking for a nice pair of ballet flats when I go shopping now.

Purple heels - New Look.

I bought these almost 4 years ago, and as you can tell from the heel, they're only a little too big. I swear they used to be able to fit me and my feet just shrunk though, nevermind.
They do manage to fit fairly comfortable but due to no platform and a thin, high heel (it's slightly higher than what it looks in this photo) I can't wear them for very long. I do really like these though even if I don't get to wear them often.

Black Lace-Up Heels - New Look.

I bought these in July last year and they were the first heels I ever managed to learn how to walk in. They can be a bit uncomfortable after a few hours but I usually don't notice anyway. They're not that high either so they're really easy to walk in and are one of my favourite pairs of shoes.

Black Faux-Leather Studded Heels - New Look.

Some more from New Look, and these I bought about 3/4 years ago. These are also a little too big.  Not much to say on them really. I can manage to walk in them and I've only worn them once or twice. I'll probably get rid of these soon because I don't really like the look of them anymore.

Burgundy Lace-Up Heels - New Look.

I bought these just over a month ago, and they're my favourite heels. The colour is lovely, and they're so comfy because of the thick heel and the support around the ankle. These are the shoes I get the most wear out of.

Red and Black T-Bar Block Heels - New Look.

I got these in December just before Christmas for £10 in the sale. I absolutely love these, but they're so uncomfortable, which is so disappointing as they're gorgeous! They bows also have black glitter on the inside which you can see a little when you're wearing them. I'm going to try get some gel soles to put in them and see if that will make them more bearable.

Purple Faux-Velvet Wedges - Jonathan James.

I bought these in July. They are really comfy but difficult to walk along the pavement in. I tend to change shoes and put them on when I get to the pub on a night out because I've almost twisted my ankle and fallen over many times only on a 20 minute walk into town with friends. They're amazing though, and also one of my favourites.

Kelli xo

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

HAUL: Matalan, Topshop and more...

 Polka-dot shorts, £10.
Blue shirt, £14.
Hot pink ballet flats, £10.
All from Matalan.

 So I went into town yesterday and picked up quite a few things. Firstly I headed to Matalan to return some clothes that didn't fit, and exchanged them for this gorgeous top, shorts, handbag and shoes, which I love. Ialso really wanted the latest Glamour Magazine as Jennifer Lawrence form The Hunger Games is in it, so I just had to have it. I have already used the free shampoo that came with the magazine and it smells lovely and really is good. The hairspray I bought is amazing too! I usually buy Wella's Silvikrin hairspray and just felt that I wanted to try a different one for a change, and this V05 one really is amazing. It doesn't leave your hair crispy like most others do and it doesn't smell as bad as others too. I also got Simple facial wipes as always. The lovely anchor ring was from Topshop and was the last one left and it caught my eye as I was about to leave, it was only £4 so I just couldn't resist.
V05 Ultimate Hold Hairspray, £2 from Bodycare.
Glamour Magazine and free Percy and Reed shampoo.
Anchor ring, £4 from Topshop.
Satchel bag, £10 from Matalan.

 I'm really pleased with all these lovely things, and I hope you enjoyed this post if you're reading it.

Kelli xo