Saturday, 16 June 2012

Current Favourites

Apologies for the lack of posts but I am finally back with a current favourites. As I have missed a couple monthly favourites I thought I would show you what I have been loving lately.

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Moisturising shampoo and conditioner (Boots)
I recently reverted back to my brunette hair after having blonde put underneath. I therefore thought I'd try out a shampoo and conditioner specifically for brown hair. So far I am really liking the combination of these, they leave my hair really soft, shiny and manageable. It claims to bring out multi-dimensional brunette tones, I haven't noticed this as yet though.
Toni&Guy Prep, leave in conditioner (manageability and frizz control) (Boots)
I apply this before drying and it is a really nice leave in conditioner that doesn't weigh my hair down or make it greasy and smells lovely too.
Toni&Guy Prep, Smoothing Detangler (Anti-Breakage) (Boots)
I apply this also before drying and it just helps my hair not to tangle.
Loreal Mythic Oil (Glossybox)
I apply this to the ends of my hair when dry, this just adds shine and softness to my hair.
Toni&Guy shine gloss serum (Boots)
I use this if I don't use my mythic oil, its great for taming fly aways and to add shine to dry hair.
Denman Tangle Teezer (Boots)
I cannot rave about tangle teezers enough, they just brush through my hair so much easier than normal brushes. I prefer this one as it has a longer handle.


No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser (Normal/dry) (Boots)
This cleanser is just lovely, it is really gentle and takes all my makeup off with just a small amount of product.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir (
Now, this has been raved about EVERYWHERE and I was sceptical but I thought id give it a go and I love it, the main reason I love it is because it has really cleared up my blemishes and kept them at bay, I had to get used to the smell but now I don't mind it too much. You can use it both under and over makeup but I just apply a few sprays before my moisturiser morning and night.
No7 Beautiful Skin dry skin rescue moisturiser (Boots)
I use this when my skin is really dry and needs extra moisture. Its quite thick so I apply this at night when needed.
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre (
This is my everyday moisturiser andI  really like it, its just the right consistency, sinks into the skin quickly and keeps my skin hydrated.
Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Regenerating night cream (Boots)
This is quite new to me but I love it. Its really thick but doesn't feel it on the skin and I just wake up to my skin feeling really hydrated and smooth and I love the smell of Nivea products.
Boots Cucumber cleaning wipes
I use these wipes before using my cleanser and these work really well, smell great and don't cause breakouts.


Beauty Blender (ebay)
I had heard so much about this and thought Id give it a go but never did I think I would love this little thing but I do, I thought it was "just a makeup sponge" and thought it would never replace my brushes but it has, its amazing, you wet the sponge before using and it expands a little. It just applies foundation so flawlessly and is very helps it look more natural looking and as the sponge is wet it applies a dewy effect, I LOVE IT!
The Body Shop Vitamin C Energising Face Spritz
I apply this over my face after applying my makeup as I feel it takes away the powdery look and helps it to look dewy and fresh.
Clinique Superbalanced Makeup (27 Alabaster) (Boots)
I have never had a bad experience with Clinique foundations but this is by far the best, I love it, Its a great colour match, doesn't break me out, gives good coverage and works really well with my beauty blender.
Fashionista Ready-to-wear shine stopper loose powder (translucent) (Superdrug)
Nothing too much to say about this except its a good little setting powder.
Revlon Lip butter (055 cupcake) (Boots)
I love the texture of these and this is a really lovely light pink colour.
Revlon Matte lipstick (002 pink pout) (Boots)
Love this colour and matte finish.
Mac Hue
This is the perfect nude, so easy to wear.
Eco Tools angled brush (Boots)
This is a great brush for filling in eyebrows.
No7 Summer of dreams bronzer (Boots)
I really like this bronzer, it has slight shimmer but nothing too drastic.
Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer (nc15)
This is a great concealer for blemishes and under the eyes and doesn't crease. Its quite thick and I find it is best applied with fingers.
Maxfactor False Lash Effect Fushion (volume&length) (Boots)
This is AMAZING and is now my favourite mascara, I never knew my lashes could look so long and full until this mascara!
No7 nourishing lip shine (peach shade) (Boots)
This is like a lip gloss and lip balm in one, it feels lovely.
Collection 2000 shimmer shades (2 blushalicious) (Superdrug)
I love these shades individually and mixed together and stays on my skin all day.
E.L.F shimmering facial whip (spotlight)
This is great for highlighting the cheekbones, I love it.
Real Techniques stippling brush & blush brush (Boots)
As my beauty blender has now taken over my brushes these are the main brushes I use, I use the stippling brush for blusher (its especially good with cream blush) and the blush brush for powder.


Essie Fiji (14)
Essie Cute as a button (73)
Models Own Hed Kandi - Ibiza mix (All Boots)
I love these three polishes at the moment, Essie polishes are great, apply so smoothly and last very well. This models own one is just gorgeous.

Have you tried any of these, what are your thoughts? Or have you seen something that you would like to now try?

Ashlie x

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Mac Face and Body Foundation Review

 Mac Face and Body Foundation - C1
120ml £25.50


I have wanted to try this foundation for a long time but was in too minds. I had read reviews etc and was aware that the coverage was low. I hate foundations which are cakey and much prefer lighter foundations such as tinted moisturisers but I don't have the most amazing skin so was sceptical. After a lot of humming and hahing I thought with a good concealer Id give it a go. So as a treat from my boyfriend I went for it and I am so glad I did. I know us girls are always trying new things and even when we find something we like we cant help trying other things but I can safely say I love this foundation and this will now always be my fall back foundation.

Its £25.50 but you get 120ml (its seriously humongous!) I'm in the colour C1 (my local mac counter doesn't actually stock it so had to buy it online, luckily the shade was right, phew)

Mac says: It is a water based/water resistant foundation that provides natural coverage for face and body,provides sheer, natural looking coverage in an easy to blend formula, it contains several emollients to help moisturise the skin.

How I apply
As its water based you have to give it a good shake before applying. The consistency is very watery but as you blend it into the skin it thickens up. It does have a smell to it but isn't anything horrible and it doesn't stay on the skin. I first applied this with a real technique buffing brush but have recently found that applying with the fingers leaves amazing coverage and an even better finish.

It is definitely a very natural looking foundation that gives a glowing dewy finish.Its definitely a 'my skin but better' foundation.

My thoughts
Overall I really love this foundation, even though the coverage isn't high I love the finish it gives and I just use concealer on the areas I need it and its perfect.  Its so lightweight, moisturising and easy to apply. I definitely recommend powder (mainly t zone area) as it can look overly shiny in these areas but when left on its own on the cheeks the glow is really pretty. My skin type is usually dry/sensitive and this hasn't affected my skin at all unlike some foundations in the past. The bottle is huge so should last quite a while. I have found it long lasting, I usually just have to top up with a little powder later in the day to avoid looking too shiny.I haven't used this yet as a body foundation but know many people love it for that too.

Hope this has helped anyone who is thinking about purchasing this or you are now just want to give it a try, my it now :)

Ashlie x

Monday, 16 April 2012


So,apologies for being MIA lately,I will be back shortly with a mac face and body foundation review so look out for that.Also any requests for posts you would like to see just leave a comment and I will see what I can do.

If anyone is interested I'm now on instagram (still a newbie) but will be posting pics on there,if anyone wants a nosey my username is ashliejadex. Anyone who wants to share there username,leave a comment and I will definitely take a look.

Hope everyone is well.Until my next post...

Ashlie x

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Wavy Jewellery

Hello Lovelies

Got in from the gym yesterday to find this package waiting for me which I am super excited to show you, it is something a little different from what we usually post but I was so excited when I opened it that I had to share it with you all!

Cute packaging

Skull + Cross (£3) Skull (£3.75 ON SALE) Metal Bracelets

Skull (£3)  + Cross (£1.15 ON SALE) Rope Bracelets

Cross Earrings (£2 ON SALE)

All of these items are handmade by the lovely Kate Pascoe a 20 year old student from Manchester.  I was very very pleased with all my purchases and have just been on her website to see some more new stuff? will definitely be purchasing soon!! Can't wait to wear all of these items and hear your opinions on them.

Check out Kates stuff/purchase on: Shop Wavy
Follow Kate on Twitter: @wavyjewellery
All other information is on the above link.

I would just like to say a final thank you to the lovely Kate for sharing her great pieces.  Pictures taken by me, all credit goes to Kate Pascoe.

Love Georgia. xoxo

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Soap & Glory's Wish Upon a Jar Review

Wish upon a jar, 50ml, £15.00

So as you know I got this for my birthday last month. I wanted to try this ever since I heard about it on MissBudgetBeauty youtube channel . It made a firm place on my birthday list and with this in hand my boyfriend first thought he was looking for a soap because of the name, ha!

Here's what it claims:

- Boots moisture levels
- Fights fine lines and wrinkles
-Hide flaws
-Moisture boosting

With Youthfake diamond spheres to illuminate the skin and minimise the visual aspects of lines, wrinkles, shadows, large pores, pigmentation and discolouration.

For best results use under or as your facial moisturiser twice daily for 21 days straight. When the course is complete revert back to your favourite daily moisturiser.

I think you then leave it for 3 months and again repeat the 21 day treatment.

So, first of all I used this as directed for 21 days, twice a day, which I'm quite surprised that I didn't forget at least once (yay me!). My skin type is dry/sensitive. First off, don't be put off by the price, it is quite expensive but as its a 21 day treatment it will last a long time and you only need a small amount. First of all I think the packaging is cool. The cream itself is pink and smells amazing, it smells just like Terry's chocolate orange so if your not a fan of that smell this wouldn't be something for you however I love it! The cream is a thick consistency but doesn't feel thick or greasy on the skin.

After 21 days of using this I absolutely love it. It has definitely improved my skin in terms of texture and appearance. My skin feels so smooth after using this and just generally looks healthier. As I am only 24 I luckily don't have fine lines or wrinkles as yet  but I do have a few areas of acne scarring and the appearance of this has definitely improved. Also, whilst using this I didn't get any blemishes which is something I usually do suffer with.

In my opinion this cream is AMAZING it definitely helps your skin look and feel better, I don't have anything bad to say about the cream at all.

Hope this has helped anyone who has been thinking about buying it.

Has anyone else tried this, thoughts?

Ashlie x

Saturday, 10 March 2012

The Versatile Blog Award - Wooo

We were awarded the Versatile Blog Award by The High Life Of Mars and Courtney--xo.  Thank you so much for this girlies.

Okay so here are a few rules:

1. Thank and link the person (people) that nominated you. Check out the girls that nominated us the link is above. <3
2. Tell 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this on to 10 newly discovered blogs and let them know they received the award.

Right firstly 7 things about Ashlie:
1. I have been in a relationship for 8 years with someone who also shares the same name as me.
2. I have a 3 year old son called Harvey.
3. I have 4 Tattoos (and still want more) one of which is the same as Georgia's.
4. I have an unhealthy obsession with handbags.
5. I drive and I have a black corsa.
6. I love anything 19th Century e.g films/costumes etc.
7. My favourite film is the holiday - Love it!

Right, now 7 things about Georgia:
1. I have 1 tattoo and it is the same as Ashlie's, we got them together (planning on getting another tattoo next month).
2. In Nov 2011 I went on my first holiday alone and it was also the longest time I have spent away from my parents.. I went to the other side of the world (Queensland, Australia) and had an amazing time.
3. I am currently studying through work.. Medical Terminology.
4. My favourite colour is black.
5. My favourite item I own is my Louis Vuitton speedy 35.
6. My style icons are Ashley Olsen and Lykke Li.
7. My favourite film is SATC and I can watch it over and over and never get bored of it (odd, right?)

and the final rule is to choose 10 of your favourite blogs to nominate so as there is two of us we chose 5 each, in no particular order...
1. Lucy Grace Hearts 
2. Francis Dodson 
3. Emine Pasa 
4. Vickis Beauty Blog
5. Elaines Beauty Boudoir
6. Oh Sparkle
7. Hearts Bows And Love
8. Tiff Talks Beauty
9. Formidable Fashion
10. The Little Magpie

Please check the above people out, they have some great posts.  Thanks again for awarding us.  We feel so honoured hehe.

Love Ashlie & Georgia xoxo

Sunday, 4 March 2012


Models Own Lemon Meringue

I used some of my boots points and got this lovely lemon nail polish. I will Definately be wearing this alot in the summer its so pretty.

Ashlie x