Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Soap and Glory - Crazy Sexy Kohl Giftset | Alexrocksxo

I really need to stop going into Boots so regularly because I keep spending money! I saw this Soap and Glory kit and couldn't resist it. It was reduced from £18 to £9 with five kohl pencils and 3 eyeshadows I couldn't leave it there!

I'm always looking for nice makeup to use in my photography and the colours of the kohl pencils are amazing. I was most excited about "Aquabat" a metallic green colour, it's gorgeous. Also "Grapevine" is a gorgeous deep plum colour. These pencils are so easy to smudge but once they're set they don''t budge easily. They are smooth and creamy and are so heavily pigmented that I barely need to touch the skin for them to make a mark.

The shadows are equally pigmented and all compliment the pencils. I love "Aubersheen" (we all need to take some time to appreciate Soap and Glory names) a light shimmery taupey shade is gorgeous. I'm also excited to try "Dandy Plum" with "Grapevine" I think these two colours will look great together.

This makeup set is amazing value, and if there is any left in your local stores then I highly suggest you get your hands on one!

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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Christmas Goodies| Alexrocksxo

When I say "Goodies" I mean "goodie..?"  (Is that even a word?)

I always love getting surprise gifts at Christmas. Knowing what I'm going to get always ruins the fun for me. Opening up this gift and seeing a Dune shoebox was definitely a great surprise. My mum knows my taste in clothes and shoes well and picking these up for me I'm sure she knew I would love them.

A deep red (darker in real life compared to the images) suede brogue with cobalt blue laces and a chunky platform is probably not the most subtle, wearable shoe but nevertheless I love them and still think I will wear them a lot.

So as Christmas surprises go, this was a very good one! Did you get any surprises this year?

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Monday, 23 December 2013

Sunday Stuff | Alexrocksxo

Yankee Candle Sparkling Cinnamon / Mask of Magnaminty / Ginger Sparkle Body Butter
Home-made Wispa Hot Chocolate

Inspired by EssieButton's "Sunday Stuff" posts I thought I would bring you something similar. Sunday is the one night I can come home from work and just chill out with no stress. Tonight I was out with my family so I when I got home I spent a couple of hours chilling out.

Yankee Candle in Sparkling Cinnamon - This was an early Christmas present from my friend Sally and it smells amazing. The candles I've tried before have been a bit rubbish but this one gives off so much scent and smells so Christmasy. It's amazing.

Lush Mask of Magnaminty - I've got into face masks a lot more lately and this one is one of my favourites. It's really cooling and the mint in it opens up all my pores and clears out all the grime and leaves my skin glowing and feeling so soft. I had a sample and used it up so quickly I was back in Lush the next week picking up a full size pot.

The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Body Butter - I love Christmas scents and the Ginger Sparkle range from The Body Shop is definitely one of my favourites. It's spicy but still quite sweet (I am poor at describing scents..) but if you're local to a Body Shop then go and smell it because it is amazing! It's really moisturising and the scent really lingers on your skin so I can still smell it on my skin after applying it a couple of hours ago. Even when it's not Christmas I think I'll still use this. Great stuff!

Home-made Wispa Hot Chocolate - There's not much else that needs to be said after that title. This stuff is amazing. Topped with marshmallows and more chocolate powder this is an irresistible Christmas treat. I won't go into details about how to make it but if you want to know how to make it leave a comment below and I will upload a recipe post!

Have you tried any of the products I've featured? Let me know some of your favourite products to help you chill out in the comments below :-)

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Yule Monty Christmas Gift | AlexRocksXO

While I was at work yesterday I popped into Boots to grab some lunch, and didn't expect to walk out with a huge Christmas gift set from Soap & Glory. It was better than half price from £60 to £27, with that price I couldn't resist it! I've heard a lot about the brand but have never tried much of their stuff. In this gorgeous bag you will find 9 full size best sellers which would make any beauty lover (or yourself) very very happy. Inside you will find -

-Hand Food Hand Cream 
-Sugar Crush Body Wash
-Righteous Butter Body Butter
-Peaches & Clean Deep Purifying Cleanser
-Heel Genius Foot Cream
-Butter Yourself Body Lotion
-The Scrub of Your Life Body Buffer
-Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara
-Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumper

Probably one of the best bargains I've seen this year. Will you be picking one up? 
You can buy the pack here.

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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Hair Stuff | AlexRocksxo

I always seem to make the same mistake of leaving my hair stuff open. Then it goes dry and when I try to stir it back up it goes all lumpy and.. yuck. The amount of times I've tried to fix the putty or wax or clay or whatever is stupid and I always end up buying a new pot of it. For most of this year I've been using something from Got 2 Be. It's in an orange tub and I can't remember the name of it. It's pretty good stuff but is so hard to work with; so I'm always on the lookout for something new. On Friday I picked up two new products to try and I like them a lot so far.

I was attracted to these products because they both offer a matt finish, it's always something I look for with hair products. I always find my hair lacks texture, its so straight and thick that its tends to either be flat or fluffy, so I picked up the Matt&Messy Salt Spray from L'oreal to add in some texture. I really liked the effect this gave, it wasn't crunchy or sticky. It dries with a low hold but does give my hair some texture and helps the other products stick.
 The #TXT Dry Putty is so easy to work with. It coats all my hair with little product and helps it stay in place without going crunchy or greasy like some other products (I'm looking at you Shockwaves). It feels light in my hair but still holds. I've only used this twice but I am really liking it so maybe I've caught on to a winner.

I used these products to create this look and I'm really happy with it. Defined yet rough and messy. This is what my hair looks like more or less everyday and it only takes me about 5 minutes to do so nice and easy when I wake up late (most mornings). If I create any different looks would you guys like to see them? I could make "hair stuff" a series. Let me know in the comments below.

If you've tried any of the products I mentioned let me know, I'd love to know what you think of them. Or if you have any recommendations for other products I might like be sure to leave me a comment!

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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Graze Box Goodness | AlexRocksXO

For those of you who don't know, Graze is a company that send a little box full of yummy goodies to your house for a low charge. I've had a few in the past but I was just offered a free box (I don't know why but I'm not complaining). It came in the post yesterday and I immediately devoured it. It was soooooo good.

Everything is made fresh and it all tastes so good. In my pack it gave me some codes to give away to friends so that they're first, fifth and tenth boxes are free. It's a great way to try out their snacks.
I hope that you try out Graze with the free box!

Graze Code : ALEXR1K6B

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