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

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Chanel Vs ELF cream blush

E.L.F Cream blush in Temptress, Soleil Tan De Chanel

I thought Id compare these two products, even though they are from completely different ends of the spectrum are a similar sort of product and thought it would be interesting to see if the infamous Soleil Tan Del Chanel really is "all that".

 So here are the products side by side (please excuse the mess my brush has made to the products)

Here they are swatched, ELF on the left and then Chanel on the right

£6.50 - 15g
Packaging - Square glass pot, pretty basic but I do kind of like this about ELF products
Product itself - Mousse consistency, brown (no orange tone), no shimmer, blends easily
How I apply - Any blush brush
Pay off - Good pigmentation, no orange
Smell - no smell really
Overall - I really like this product and will definitely get more colours in the future. It doesn't blend as well as the chanel as its not as creamy but does give a really nice bronzed effect and for £6.50 you really cant complain.

£29 - 30g
Packaging - Plastic round tub, is pretty mainly because of the chanel logo
Product itself - Creamy consistency (so smooth), brown/orange, no shimmer, blends really easily
How I apply - ELF stipple brush
Pay off - I find this very orange toned and find its only controlled when using my Elf stipple brush I really have to be careful not to add too much product or it looks like I am just walking around without my make up blended in properly or I have fake tanned very badly!!
Smell - does have a smell to it, I do like it its not horrible but could maybe bother some people
Overall - I really do like this product, I prefer the creamy consistency rather then the elf's mousse consistency but find when its applied properly its really pretty but if applied wrong its really really wrong and its not hard to do this because the product itself is just very orange toned. In my opinion I wouldn't say its worth as much hype as it has had over the years but is still a nice product even with that said.  

This is obviously just my opinion but thought it might be helpful to those who are maybe contemplating buying the Chanel bronzer. As I said I do really like the product but that maybe its labelled as amazing more because of its brand than anything else and maybe other cream bronzer are just as nice.

Have you tried either of these, what are your thoughts?

Ashlie x

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Spring nails

As the UK has warmed up a little Ive been reaching for lighter shades for my nails, I love the pastel trend especially on the nails, these are some of my favourite colours at the moment.

 Barry M Peach Melba (318), Barry M Berry I/C (308), 17 Sweet Kisses, Barry M Blueberry I/C (306), Barry M Mint Green (304)

Peach Melba and Berry Icecream are definitely the ones I reach for the most, I never get bored of them.

I apply Seche Vite (dry fast top coat) over the top and I could not rave about this product enough, its amazing. I finally got around to buying it a few weeks ago and it is the best top coat I have ever used. I can go a week without my polish barely chipping and I'm really not one for waiting around while the polish  dries and I end up annoyingly smudging it but with this it dries almost instantly *love*

What are your favourite nail polishes at the moment?

Ashlie x

Sunday, 26 February 2012

February Favourites

So its nearly the end of February and these are the products I have been loving this month.

 Simple hydrating light moisturiser
The consistency of this is very much what the name says, 'light' but still  really moisturising, its a great everyday moisturiser.

 Soap & Glory Hocus Focus
Ive done a whole post dedicated to this recently and as mentioned I love to wear this under my foundation.

 Herbel Essences Beautiful ends intensive mask
This leaves my hair so soft and sleek, this is the split end protection one, its really inexpensive, I will definitely be trying out some of their others.

 Revlon matte lipstick - 002 pink pout
I was after this for a while and got it at the end of January and have been loving it, do like it on its own but also like wearing it with a gloss over the top, usually a pink shade by Barry M.

 Bourjois highlighting powder - 53
This is the white version of the chocolate bronzer, I use this for the tops of my cheekbones just to add a subtle shimmer.

Soleil tan de Chanel
The more I use this the more I love it, it can look very over the top if im not careful as I am so pale, I have found the best way for me to apply it is to use my ELF stipple brush which gives a lighter application.

What's your favourites this month?

Ashlie x

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Birthday Haul

Yummy cupcakes made by my mum :)

As it was my birthday on Friday I thought I would show you a few of the things I got:

 Mac palate including rice paper, soba, sable, satin taupe
(makes me giggle when I imagine my boyfriend wandering around the MAC counter) 

  Soap and glory wish upon a jar overhaul cream 
(I will definitely review this after the 21 day)

 Moroccan hair oil (light)
Ive been wanting this for soooooo long, thanks mum and dad :)

Mini Casio watch
After ALOT of hints my boyfriend got me this which I have been wanting for a while - yay!

 Soleil Tan De Chanel
This has already been in a previous post as Georgia gave me this early, I love it!

The boyfriend and I had a lovely stay over in Birmingham and I had no problem spending some of my birthday money, here are some of the things I got:

 Leather bag - TK Maxx

 MAC Hue lipstick - FINALLY got it!

 Real Techniques Core Collection and Blush Brush

Ashlie x

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Sleek blush by 3 (limited edition)

 So, I was browsing around Superdrug and came across this beauty, The limited edition Sleek blush by 3.

 Lace (367), Crochet, Guipure, Chantilly

There are five different ones and I settled on this one as I found this was the only one where I liked all three shades and I found the others were quite dark. Ive always thought about getting a Sleek blush but never purchased one for some reason but loved that with this there are three different shades in a nice little compact palate.

Have you tried these, Which one is your favourite?

Ashlie x

Sunday, 19 February 2012


Just a quick Nail Of The Night post, more will be coming up shortly (promise) hehe

I have totally fallen in love with the colour of this Barry M nail polish, plus pastel colours are so in right now. Let me know what you think.

Georgia xoxo

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Soap & Glory's Hocus Focus

 Soap & Glory Hocus Focus instant visual flaw-softening lotion

The bottle reads
'use Hocus Focus alone as a cheekbone highlighter, mixed with moisturiser as a gorgeous skin brightener, or blend 2-3 pumps into your foundation. For a youthful, dewy, luminous look.'

I bought this product around the middle of last year, used it a couple of times then forgot about it again, until recently that is and I have fell in love with it. I apply this under my foundation and it just illuminates the skin and gives a lovely glow. I sometimes apply it to my cheeks as a highlighter but I do prefer it as just a base. I have also used it mixed in with my foundation but I find applying it on its own (using the same brush as my foundation) works better for me.

 Here's what the product looks like.

Here's what the product looks like blended in (as much as the camera will pick up)

I would definitely recommend this product, it is quite pricey at £13.00 but its 30ml and you only need a little. I have been using this everyday lately and will definitely be using it in the summer months to help give me a lovely glow in the sun.

Has anyone else tried this? What are your thoughts?

Ashlie x 

Saturday, 4 February 2012


Boots clear false nails
No7 stay perfect nail colour-so simple
Seche Vite top coat

Love this no7 polish it's so natural looking which is great for wearing with false nails so they don't appear as false as they are!

Ashlie x

Thursday, 2 February 2012

January Favourites

Urban Decay Naked palate
Ive been reaching for this practically everyday this month, didn't really use it much when I bought it but love it now!
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (ivory 100)
Rimmel's newest foundation and thought I would give it a try and love it, gives such a nice glow with medium coverage.
Loreal Super Liner (carbon black)
Been a lot more into eyeliner this month and this one is so easy to use and stays all day.
Yankee Candle lip balm (vanilla cupcake)
How cute is this lip balm! Ive had quite dry lips recently (probably due to the fact that it has gone absolutely freeeeezing here in the UK recently) and have been using both this and carmex to help them out.
Carmex lip balm (cherry)
This is amazing for soothing and moisturising dry lips, works so quickly.
17 blush (china pink)
This adds a lovely flash of colour to the apples of your cheeks.
Tangle Teezer
I have loved this for months but for some reason it hasn't appeared in my monthly favourites so I thought it was about time it was. Since having this I don't use any other kind of brush, its amazing and really has helped my hair feel better since using it!

What are your recent favourites?

Ashlie x

Glossybox - Valentines edition

I know Many people have already blogged about this but I thought id post about it still as some people like to see the different products that people get. Here's what I received:

Weleda - One step Cleanser and Toner
Will definitely try this out as I loved the Weleda body oil that was in a previous box.
Murad primer
I don't tend to use primer even though I have a few - will try to incorporate this step into my routine as it looks and feels great.
Orly nail polish - Ruby
Love the colour and will definitely be using this!
FAB gentle body wash
This is a body cleanser that claims to cleanse, calm redness and relieve dry skin. Interested in trying this as its different to the usual shower gel/body wash texture.
Eyeko Skinny eyeliner - plum
Not really a colour I would use but like the look of the product.
Glossybox sweet - Yum!

Ashlie x

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Blog Sale

Like most girls out there we buy things on a whim or just because we like the look of it but then end up not using them or forgetting about them. Instead of having the items sat there doing nothing I thought Id do a blog sale.

UK P&P is £1.50 for one item and £2.00 for two (or more). The first comment gets the item, just add the item you are wanting and your email address for me to invoice you. Please pay within 24 hours of invoice. No returns. I will clean all products appropriately.

 MAC studio moisture tint,colour - medium, used once, £15

 Bourjois 10 hour sleep effect foundation, colour - 71 abricote clair, used twice, £4,
Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, colour - 51 light vanilla, used around 3/4 times, £4

 Natural Collection shineaway foundation, colour porcelain, unused, £1
ELF tinted moisturiser, colour - porcelain, used once, £2

 Rimmel match perfection foundation, colour -100 ivory, used twice, £3.50
Avon ideal shade foundation, colour - ivory, used once, £3

 Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream (50ml), used once, £14

Revlon matte lipstick colour - 001 nude attitude, used once, £2

 New cid cosmetics i-dazzle shimmering loose powder, colour - 01 gold pearl, used once, £8

Urban Decay brow box, colour - gingersnap, both colours swatched and also the wax, includes angled brush but without tweezers, £5

 Avon true colour eyeshadow palate, tiger's eye, colours swatched once, £3

Ashlie x