Sunday, 27 November 2016

Caseapp Christmas Collaboration & Giveaway

If you've been reading my blog for a while now then you will know that a few months ago I did a collaboration with Caseapp - you can read the post on it here. Today I'm back with another Caseapp post and a giveaway for you guys!

Caseapp allows you to create custom iPhone, Samsung, and iPad cases, as well as MacBook, iPod, PC Laptops, HTC, and Nokia skins. Rather than creating your own custom case or skin, you can also pick one of their designs if you'd prefer that and customize it with text and images, or leave it how it is.

This time I decided to go for two of the 'Tough' iPhone cases, whereas last time I ordered a standard iPhone case. This case has a silicone lining to protect all sides of the phone and screen. I prefer this to the standard case that I bought last time because that one felt a bit too thin and I was worried what would happen if I dropped my phone. The first case I picked was the 'Marble in bronze' one, which is one of Caseapps designs, and I chose the finish to be matte rather than glossy. The second case I got was the 'New years glitter' one and I decided to add a quote to this one as I thought it was appropriate for the design. Caseapp offers you guidelines to show you where to place your text so that none of it gets cut off when they make your design. I probably should of used a bigger or bolder text for the quote because it's not very visible but, other than that, I'm happy with how the case turned out. Also, if you decide that the case looks too chunky with the silicon lining, you can remove it from the case and use the case without the lining.

Caseapps cases and skins would make great Christmas presents with a personal touch. If you would like to get your hands on a Caseapp product (to the value of £22), then comment below saying that you would like to be entered into the giveaway and follow Caseapps and my instagram - this giveaway will be open until 7th December 2016. Additionally, if you would like to order something off of Caseapps website, you can get 20% off of your order with the code; BOUGHTWHAT20. This is valid until 17th December 2016.

*These two products were kindly sent to me for free from Caseapp, however, I have given my honest opinion in this review.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Lush Christmas Haul

Visiting Lush around Christmas has become a tradition of mine; I love using Lush products all year round but I get particularly excited when they release their Christmas range. This year I thought I would try some of the products that I haven't tried before.

The first product I picked up was the Rose Jam Shower Gel. I had seen this before and knew that it was a firm favourite among bloggers. Rose is one of my favourite fragrances for body products and this shower gel contains Turkish rose absolute, which smells amazing and lasts a long time. Rose Jam also contains argan oil, vanilla pod infusion, Sicilian lemon oil, and goji berry juice. I'll definitely be repurchasing this before Christmas is over.

Every year I buy The Magic of Christmas Bubble Bar and this year was no exception. This is probably the most photogenic product that Lush has to offer (think of the Instagrams!). The Magic of Christmas is a blend of cinnamon leaf oil, almond essential oil, and sweet orange oil, on a cinnamon stick. This has about 4 or 5 uses in it and creates a lot of bubbles with a small amount.

Another bubble bar that I bought this year was Candy Mountain. I've never used this one before but I was drawn to it's sweet vanilla scent and sparkly striped design. This bubble bar turns the bath water a gorgeous pink colour and you get about 3 uses out of it because you just break off as much as you need.

Finally, I got myself the Northern Lights Bath Bomb - I'd never seen this one before. The bath bomb smells incredible; containing jasmine absolute and ylang ylang oil. Northern Lights puts on an impressive display when you drop it in the water with vibrant blues, purples, greens, and yellows mixing together, however, this does unfortunately turn into a murky green colour after a while. Nevertheless, I'll be picking up a few more of these bath bombs when I'm next in a Lush store.

There are still plenty of products from Lush's Christmas range that I want to try so I'll have to revisit the store sometime soon. Have you tried any of their Christmas products?

Sunday, 6 November 2016

October Favourites

Can you believe that it's November already? This year is going ridiculously quick and I'm not ready to think about Christmas yet! Anyway, today I've got my favourite products from October to share with you.

For my birthday, some of my friends bought me the Ultimate Travelist book. This contains the best 500 places to visit and you also get a map with the top 100 places, so you can pin that on your wall if you want to. The photos in this book are beautiful and I enjoyed going through it and seeing how many places I'd visited (which was only 13!). Next time I book a holiday I'm going to use the Ultimate Travelist to see where I should go.

Halloween gave me the perfect excuse to buy a vampy lipstick and lipliner from MAC. I picked up the shade Sin, which is a dark blue red matte lipstick, and I also got Dark Out, which is a burgundy plum pro longwear lip pencil. This combination goes really well together and lasted all night for Halloween - if you want to see what it looks like on my lips then check out my previous blog post here.

This month I've been using the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray a lot. I had never used a makeup setting spray before this, however, I have quite oily skin and this spray does seem to help stop my makeup from rubbing off my nose and chin. The spray promises to keep your makeup looking like it's just been applied for up to 16 hours - I haven't worn my makeup for that long so I don't know how true that is, but the spray keeps my makeup looking better for longer.

Finally, the VO5 Give Me Texture Instant Oomph Powder has been a saviour when my hair's looking flat. You just shake some of the powder into your roots (not too much otherwise it can start to feel sticky) and then rub it in to add volume. If you want to add more volume then you can backcomb the powder into your hair.

Have you tried any of these products? What did you like using in October?