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30.6.12

Crescent Bay Body Mist.

(Hollister Body Spray - 12£)
I don't usually go for body sprays/mists from clothing stores as I always find the scent isn't the strongest and doesn't linger for that long. When i spritzed this for the fun of it (as you do) and could still smell it over an hour later I knew I need it. I dragged my friend the whole way back to Hollister and snapped it up. I just needed to have it, I'm pretty sure I drove her crazy saying how much I loved it. Its such a gorgeous fruity smell. Very summery and fun. It isn't incredibly strong where it drives you crazy but just enough to notice you have spritzed something. I've been spraying this practically everyday since I got it almost three weeks ago and I find it oddly addictive. It's definitely going to be my go to scent for the next while. Thankfully it goes a long way and the amount in it has barely budged.
Have any of you tried and Hollister Body Sprays?
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24.6.12

Lush - Bubblegum Lip Scrub.

I was excited to try this after reading on countless blogs about how great it is.
I have a tendency to suffer from dry lips from time to time and could never find a lip
exfoliator that really helped remove the excess dry skin.
The smell is very sweet and as it says on the lid 'Bubblegum'. The scrub reminds me of sugar particles which makes it harder for me to not want to eat off my lips.
I've been using this for nearly two weeks now and have to say I'm incredibly impressed with the results. My lips feel smoother and look a whole lot better than they did two weeks ago. Due to my obsession with lip butters I'm conscious of whether the rough parts of my lips are being highlighted as I find the lip butters make dry areas more visible.
I use a generous amount and rub it into my lips until I'm satisfied that my lips have been properly exfoliated. My lips tingle for a slight bit afterwards which I've taken as a sign that the scrub is working its magic. The smell and taste are divine. Seriously I'm quite tempted to just eat it off my lips.....I resist the temptation (barely). For the price you pay I think the 25g pot is more than enough. I can see this lasting me for as long as I need it and I'm happy I gave into blogger hype and purchased this.
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17.6.12

Haulage - London Style.

(Topshop Idol Lipstick, Sleek Au Naturel Palette and Topshop Prime Time Blush.)
(Lush Happ Blooming Bath Malt, Bubblegum Lip scrub, Rocketeer Bath Ballistic.)
(The Body Shop Fuzzy Beach Shower Gel, Blueberry Body Butter, Hollister Body Spray.)
(Benefit That Gal (Glamour Freebie), MAC Pink Swoon Blush.)
(Collection 2000 Concealer in Fair 1, Cream Puff in Powder Puff 1 and Cotton Candy 1,)
(Rasberry Pie Revlon Lip Butter, Revlon Sizzle Lipgloss.)
I was going to make this into a video but even though my camera is A+ for picture taking, its not so great for videos and the whole way through there's this obnoxious noise from the camera. Any cheap camera recommendations with auto focus would be great. I picked up quite a few bits. A few were on my list and the rest.....were completely impulsive. I was really happy with The Body Shop that we went into in Westfield. They were having a real good sale in there. The Butter cost me 6£ and the shower gel was 2£. They both smell divine. Superdrug wasn't so great. The make up stands weren't very well stocked. Especially the Sleek one. The Cream Puff lipglosses are heaven. The matte finish, wow. Wish I'd pick up two of the Cotton Candy one. I did buy some clothes and jewelry in Primark, H&M and all that but laziness has prevailed and I can't be bothered to take photos.
I'm hoping to get a tripod in the next few days for taking OOTD's so expect to see them in future posts. Have ye tried any of these? Let me know in the comments.

15.6.12

London Calling.

I must warn you, there's quite a few pictures in the post.
I went to London for two days this week with one of my friends.
We hit the shops and did all the random touristy stuff that you would expect.
These are just a few of the pictures I took whilst I was there. But I thought
I would share them with you all because who doesn't love a good aul holiday post. ;)
Picadilly was our first stop. From there we walked, well everywhere.
Buckingham Palace looked so festive with all the union jack flags up.
Disappointed that we couldn't walk right up to the gates of the palace. They're still removing all the Jubilee stage stuff from last week.
My friend (left) and I across from the London Eye.
We went to Westminister Abbey purely because the Royal Wedding took place there. Was interesting to see where Kate and Will had gotten married.....I just loved the Royal Wedding too much really.
A shot of Big Ben with the London eye showing in the corner from Westminister Abbey.
Drove past Hyde Park a couple times and seen so many people cycling these bicycles.
Was so cute. This was my third time in London and I can't wait to go back. I just adore everything about it. It's also handy having family there which means I don't get lost when I'm out shopping. We spent the first day on Oxford Street in 'Forever21' and 'Primark'.
Primark was just heaven. I picked up so many cute dresses. The second day we went to Westfield Shopping centre. Way bigger than I remembered.
I have a haul post from my trip coming soon. I'll probably just keep it beauty related though.
Also, I'd like to thank you all for giving us some suggestions for what to do over there.
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9.6.12

Ooh La La.

(Primark/Penneys - 1.50€.)
I have an awful issue with false nails. I can't wear them. They just irritate the hell out of me. But when I saw these last week when I was in Primark/Penneys for 1.50€ I knew I had to give them another go. I found them incredibly easy to apply, there's 24 nails in the box with quite a few different sizes to choose from which meant there was no filing down to be down. I had no problems with the glue that's included, I know a lot of people prefer to use a different one when they buy these but I think if you're a false nails 'newbie' and only intend on wearing them for a couple hours there's no need to purchase a different one as this does the trick. However if you intend on wearing them for longer I found the glue wasn't that strong as by the end of my night out all my lovely nails had fallen off. Maybe that's just me, I dunno. I really like them and love how natural they look when they're on and they didn't annoy me in the slightest. Unfortunately I don't have a close up of how they look on but you can see them here in my 'FOTN'. Have you tried these before? What did you think?
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4.6.12

My Top 5 : Favourite Youtubers.

There is nothing I love more than coming across a great youtube channel. One that as soon as I come across it I could just sit there and watch as many videos as I possible can. I spend so long trying to find good gurus so I figured I'd make it easy for you lot and throw a list together of my favorite youtubers so you guys can sit down and enjoy them as much as I do.
The first is 'ARose186'. Arden is an american guru who does a lot of haul videos, 
tutorials and style vids. I love her personality and her personal style. She doesn't have  a lot of persistant make up tutorials but when she does upload one I'm thankful that it isn't a 30mins long make up tutorial, straight to the point.
 'LeanneWoodfull' is an irish guru who also has her own beauty blog here. I first found Leanne through her blog after seeing it featured in an irish magazine 'Kiss'. Her
style is what i'd describe as 'quirky' mixed with classic pin up? Either way I love it.
Her tutorials and personal videos are great and as an irish guru it's great seeing
items in haul videos that I can actually get a hold of.
Lo's youtube is amazing 'LoLuFullyLoaded'. She is just one of those youtubers that you will never get sick of seeing in your sub box, just a real upbeat personality. I love how she does persistent tutorials whether its hair or make up and I also adore her styling videos. She's really given me some great ideas and you really need to check out some of her fitness vids.. I also die everytime I see her do a haul and wish my style was half as good. Like Leanne she also has her own beauty and fashion blog here.
Last but not least is 'Louella'. I'm sure you're all well aware of Zoe (Zoella) and Louise (SprinkleofGlitter) and if not where have you been? The each have their own youtube channels and respective blogs. But they really come as a package deal these days which is great for all us 'Louella' fans ;) Zoe's channel has a lot of amazing primark hauls and the odd tutorial. Louise's channel has quite a few tutorials mixed in with reviews & cute Babyglitter vids.
Have any of you watched any of these before?
Leave a comment below or maybe tweet me '@jessestwit' with a link to your fave.
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3.6.12

FOTN.


Mascara - Benefit 'Bad Gal'. Eyeliner - Topshop Kohl Black.
Eyeshadow - UD Naked Palette 'Naked' & 'Hustle'. Bronzer - Benefit Hoola.
Top, Nails & Necklace - Primark.
Went out with the girls last night and rocked a slight smokey eye, hello bank holiday weekend. Now having a lazy Sunday catching up on blogs and just about to take part in the #bbloggers chat on twitter. Do any of you guys take part in the conversation? I think its a great place for picking up tips for your blog and meeting other bloggers. (': Only 9 days till I leave for London, not that I'm counting or anything ;) . Thank you to all of you who commented on this post giving me some suggestions as to what to do when I'm over there. If you haven't already make sure you leave a comment.
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1.6.12

Glamour Freebies.

In case you live under a rock, this months 'Glamour' is doing a repeat of last year and giving away three different 'Benefit' products. Not full products mind you ;) So I grabbed a friend and went crazy around town today trying to find all three. At 2£/2.97€ a magazine its an absolute steal. I picked up 'The Pore Professional' and two 'Bad Gal' mascaras as I couldn't find the third freebie 'That Gal' ANYWHERE?!? I went to 5 different newsagents and nothing. Anyone else in Ireland have this problem or am I just a lone wolf? So excited to give these a try. Been dying to try 'Bad Gal' for a while now. I just have a thing for mascaras.
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