Wednesday, 30 April 2014

All Used Up #3 | Empty Products

I've written about products I've used up a couple of times before and always have so much to say about each one. So here's another post in the form of a video- on my newer channel. I talk about what I thought of each one and whether I would repurchase them.

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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Juice & Roller Coasters

Coldpress kindly sent me two of their juices* and two smoothies* to take on my trip to Alton Towers (a Theme Park here in the UK) last week. It was my close friend Laura who originally introduced me to their drinks last year. She was on the trip so I was really pleased to be able to share the drinks with her. 

In their own words "Coldpress is the last word in 'indulgent nutrition', a fresh, new-fangled range of award-winning chilled juices brimming with extra gravitas and 'flavour conviction'." They use "high pressure processing (HPP)" which means that no heat is used when making the drinks. This process definitely seems to make the flavours more intense. For example, when you are drinking the different apple flavoured juice drinks it tastes like you are literally biting into an apple. Because of this, I am seriously a big fan of their juice drinks. I know that flavours like "Apple Raspberry" and "Tropical" are also available but I've always found these really difficult to track down in the shops. 

The smoothies are a more recent release from Coldpress and I believe that they are only available at Tesco. The Pineapple Coconut and Banana one was right up my street and is absolutely delicious. However, Laura told me that the Strawberry and Banana one isn't as good and after trying it I'd have to say that I agree with her. I think the reason we weren't as keen is because it's not a sweet as other smoothies that we have tried and the strawberry was quite bitter. 

The weather was lovely the first day that we were at Alton Towers so we enjoyed a picnic lunch whilst watching their newest roller coaster, The Smiler. I did go on it and it was the most intense roller coaster that I've ever been on- I wouldn't say that I enjoyed it! We all had to enjoy our Coldpress drinks afterwards as a way of calming our nerves! 

Some nosey geese even tried to get hold of our drinks!

Have you tried any Coldpress drinks? What's your favourite flavour?

Monday, 21 April 2014

Happy Birthday BLAB & Giveaway

Exactly one year ago today I gathered my favourite spring make up products, took a tonne of photos and then sat down to write the very first post on this blog. That’s right, BLAB is one year old today and I cannot believe how quickly the time as gone. I also can’t believe how many lovely people I’ve met a long the way and how many amazing blogs I’ve been introduced to because of it.

Writing a blog as a hobby is so much fun, I would recommend it to anyone and I’m sure you guys would say the same. I know that this blog has a small following but every follower and reader means so much to me. To know that you guys are interested in what I have to say and are willing to take the time to read posts and give feedback makes me so happy. So this post is to say THANK YOU to all of you.

To do this I am holding a giveaway where you could to win a bareMinerals Purifying Facial Cleanser and a nailsinc Feather Effect Nail Polish- quite spring appropriate I thought. This giveaway is open to UK residents only and you can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveway will be open until Monday 28th April so get entering while you can!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Channel Change

If you read my blog regularly then you might have seen the video blog posts that I have been making. I have made a new short video to explain the fact that I have now created a new YouTube channel which I will upload videos to from now on. The link to the new channel is in the video but I will also put it here in case you'd like to watch my videos or subscribe.

Thanks guys! 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer | Review

A product that I've been enjoying recently is the L'Oreal Lumi Magique concealer so here's a quick review for you.

I was using the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch but when it ran out I decided to go for the L'Oreal one. I think it was probably the gorgeous packaging that drew me to it more than anything pretty! The only downside of the packaging compared to the Maybelline concealer is that you can't see how much you have left so don't know when you are close to running out. The way that you rotate the bottom of the packaging is the same however. It makes a clicking sound and the product is dispensed through a brush at the end. I use the brush to sweep the concealer under and around my eyes and then I use a Real Techniques Foundation Brush to really blend the product in. 

I have been using the shade medium, which is perfect. I think this product literally only comes in the shades Light or Medium, but I guess it doesn't need to as it's only being used for under the eyes. It doesn't have very thick coverage either meaning it doesn't cover up those dark circles, but it's just enough to brighten up your eyes in a subtle way. I love to use it as part of my every day make up routine and I think I'll purchase it again when this one runs out. I also want to try the Primer from this range, has anyone tried it?