Monday, 10 February 2014

Music Monday #3 ♡

So I haven't done one of these in a long time so I thought I would do a Music Monday because I have gotten into a few new songs :)

1. Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos

This was suggested to me (and my class) by my Philosophy teacher because we do recommendations from the arts each lesson, so I usually contribute a film that I've watched over the weekend but my teacher usually suggests a song or an artist and sometimes a film and he recommended this artist, and honestly I think she's great. Sort of a Sara Bareilles-Ben Folds hybrid and I quite like her, this song in particular though I love the actual music to it.

2. Eden - Sara Bareilles

I mentioned Sara Bareilles in the above so if it wasn't clear enough already, I love Sara Bareilles but I didn't like the songs on her new album that much so I didn't give all the songs a chance but I listened to this song and I really like the harmonies on it, she has great musicality and it comes across so well in her music.

3. Once Upon A Dream - Lana Del Rey

As a devoted Disney and Lana fan there was no way I was going to dislike this cover. I really want to see Malificent in the cinemas when it comes out, I'm hoping I can find someone to go with me.. I really love how this song was changed into something a bit more dark, I think it puts a nice twist on the song.

4. Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners

Let's be honest, is there anyone who doesn't like this song? It's such a great song and I'm in one of those phases where it's one of the only things I can listen to, it's so happy and lovely :)

5. Starlight - Muse

This song sounds a lot like The Script to me and I just really like it, but the accent annoys me, far too nasal for my liking but the actual song itself I quite like.

Thanks for reading, I hope you liked reading this :)

Friday, 7 February 2014

February Empties ♡

Hello there! So I've used up some products over the space of about 6 - 8 weeks, so these products aren't just from February but I thought I would show you what I've used up because I like reading empties posts as they provide a good insight on what a product is like after using it for a long time.

1. SPAtopia Argan Oil Body Butter

I don't know where this product is from as I was given it for my birthday in November so it has lasted me since then and I still have a tiny bit left, but I really love this product. It's a really thick and creamy texture, just like butter haha, and I like the smell of argan oil and it makes my pyjamas smell of argan oil which is lovely. I use a lot of this because I love it so much, I'm not sure if I'll buy it again because I don't think it's cheap but if it wasn't too expensive I would definitely buy this :)

2. Love Hearts Strawberry Cream Perfume

Another product given to me for my birthday, I really love this perfume and it was quite cheap too as I know where it was from. It was from the Perfume shop for £3.99 and it comes with a body lotion too, I'm not sure if it's still in stock though. Anyway, I really like this perfume because it smells really sweet like artificially sweet but not disgustingly artificially sweet if you understand what I'm saying. I don't think it's for everybody but whenever I wear it I get complimented by someone about it so it can't be too bad :)

3. Garnier Cleansing Lotion

I think I bought this from Savers so it wasn't expensive, I generally like Garnier products, I think they're basic and affordable and that's exactly what this product was. Nothing special but it did the job and I think I got my money worth as I believe it was under £3, not sure if I'd buy it again but if it was the same price I probably would just because it does the job.

4. Garnier Synergie Pure Deep Pore Wash

I'm not sure if this product is still being made because my Mum gave it to me years ago when my skin was too sensitive for it and it used to make my face go all red, then I started using it again this year because I've gotten into face masks but I haven't got any face masks and this exfoliates and makes my skin feel like I've had a face mask on so it's pretty close. It has little microbeads in which is good however I wish it had bigger ones in to exfoliate the skin better, it doesn't smell of anything but it does the job quite well. I use this product 2 -3 times per week. I would repurchase it if I couldn't get my hands on some face masks because as I said before Garnier isn't too expensive and it does the job.

5. Boots Cucumber Skin Freshener (toner)

I think I've used all of the Boots Cucumber skin care and honestly I like them all, I am not sure about the price as I usually buy it off my Mum if she's gone out and bought it on sale so it saves me going out but I have used the cleanser, the moisturiser and this and all the products make my skin feel lovely and fresh, I don't know if it's the actual product or the cucumber sort of scent but something is working and I quite like it so I would repurchase it.

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed it :)