Saturday, 28 January 2012

My little Rubz

This blog is usually about product reviews with the expection of my little cutie-pie

I'm having a giveaway! Veet, Clinique, ghd, Clarins, Maxfactor, Nivea and more to be announced

Its simple...
I'm new to beautyblogging so I don't have many followers!
I've set myself a high target of 75 followers...
Amongst the goodiebag will be products from:
Veet, Clinique, ghd, Clarins, Maxfactor, Nivea and more to be announced..
On February 14th if I've reached my target I will select one lucky follower to send these goodies too..
Tell your friends!
Good Luck

Jergens Naturals. SHEA BUTTER Moisturiser

I loveeeeeeeeeee this. I got this full size bottle free in a goody bag when I went to London Fashion Weekend a while back. It smells so nice and spreads really easy, leaving skin soooo soft. Smells gorgeous too and has 95% natural ingredients so is kind to skin. Ive come out in rashes from some moisturisers in the past but this one is great.

The shea butter is a rich skin conditioner that helps the skin contain moisture levels. It absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling super soft all day.


Have you tried this product?
Have you tried the Body Shop alturnative? Which do you prefer?


Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Batiste Dry Shampoo- Tropical

I love using Batiste dry shampoo and would never change to a different brand.

Im currently using the Tropical coconut and exotic bottle and it smells gorgeous.

Dry shampoo is brilliant for times when your hair is looking abit flat or greesy and can make your hair look and feel fresh without having to wash it as often which strips natural oils out of your hair.

I only was my hair 3 times a week max and use this inbetweena and have found that my hair has become stronger and full of life. If i use lots of conditioner on it too often, i find my hair is flat and i cant do alot with it so this is a brilliant product.
I have taken travel sized bottles to festivals and on holiday in the past and it is definately a product every girl should have.

The popularity of Batiste products has expanded over the last few years offering different frangrances and products for different hair colours respectively.

You can buy Batiste dry shampoo from lots of shops now such as Tesco, superdrug and boots.

**It is currently on offer at bodycare!**

I personally love the tropical one because it smells really fresh. The can reads 'banish oil & boost body' and this is exactly what it does.

10/10, brilliant

Has anyone used sexy and glam gold shimmer?

Has anyone used the XXL volume one?

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Eco Tools- Bamboo 6 piece brush set

I bought the eco-tools foundation brush a while back and id score it a 7/10, truth be told its not the best foundation brush around because it holds alot of foundation in it's brush which is wasted. Im not a massive fan of applying foundation with brushes anyway so it may just be me. However about 5 months ago I purchased an Estee Lauder foundation brush for £26 which was alot and i dont know why i did it... its better than the eco-tools brush and the lady on the Estee Lauder counter said she has one and it has lasted years... i used it for about a month but it goes abit naff after alot of use and the product builds up on the brush and the bristles get abit still so you are reccomended to wash them with shampoo and conditioner... but i havent got round to it becuase it takes ages to dry! I think foundation brushes are just not for me, ill stick to using my hands!
I went to Tesco the other day with my friend and saw this pack of 5 makeup applying utensils for £15... i thought this was a fairly good deal because they come with a nice little bag to put them in too and the brushes on there own are all £6+
My favourite brush out of the pack is the Blusher one. it is amazing. so soft on the skin and just the right shape. Prior to buying this brush i applied bronzer with this shaped brush...

This brush was nice to use with bronzing balls however ive been using it for about a year or so and its started to get abit matted and the bristles are not as soft as when i first bought it...
I use my eco-tools bronzer brush with BOURJOIS PARIS Bronzing Powder and it's the best makeup investment ive had in a longggg time.
Bronzer brush =9.5/10

Concealer brush... i like the shape of this brush and it looks the same as the foundation brush, just smaller, its really good, i love using a brush to apply concealer and i would give this an 8/10...
no higher because like the eco-tools foundation brush, it gets stiff really easy and needs to be washed atleast once a week to keep it in top condition.

Eyeshadow brush, i only use eyeshadow on nights out and have always used brushes like this in the past...

... they are no good for blending colours or getting an even layer of eyeshow across the lid. I really like this eco tools product and the bristles are really soft just like on the bronzer brush. The brush is also a great shape = 9/10

Eyebrow define brush... at the moment i use a light brown eyebrow pencil and it is my number 1 makeup bag essential becuase i have really light eyebrow hairs which you can hardly see! I won't leave the house without defining my eyebrows in some way. Ive had my eyebrows waxed and threaded before and prefered the threading method and i really need mine done soon! But having a nice shape to your eyebrows really helps when applying products to them. There is a brush shaped like this in the benefit Browzings pack...

... and im waiting till i have the right mind set to pay £22.50... however i will definately buy this to try soon and i think the slanted eco-tools brush will work nicely with a creamy textured product for the eyebrows rather than anything else....
I have used the brush when applying a poweder to my eyebrows but it was hard to get an even colour and natural effect

Lash and brow groomer... to be honest, i havent used a tool like this since i was in year 7.. and i dont find it much use unless i am applying lots of mascara for a night out and my eyelashes get stuck togeather, ive used it a few times and it does the job but it is just like any other cheaper brand alturnative. 9/10
I have used the brow groomer a few times, but i dont have very long hair on my eyebrows so they tend to be ok as they are. The bristles are very tough so good for the intended job 9/10

There it is my product review of the 6 piece eco-tools set.
I am happy with the set and the price that i paid for it however i wont be using the eyebrow or last/brow groomer much.
Other than that, i strongly recommend the Blush brush (that i use for bronzer too) the eyeshadow brush and the concealer brush is ok if your willing to wash it often.

Have you tried eco-tools products?
Are there any other brushes from the collection you would reccomend?
Has anyone used the eco-tools bronzer brush rather than the blush brush for applying bronzer?

Buy in most Tesco stores or online at

Monday, 23 January 2012

I hate packet hair dyes..

For years ive just kept on having more and more blonde highlights and after a while the colours used to build up and i had so many different shades of blonde it looked vile... so i used a packed dye... something i greatly regret... and my hair got really thin and didnt hold onto the colour and i carried on using packet dyes for about a year and then got fed up of having to pay £5 to dye it every 3 weeks because it kept fading, roots growing out or getting a horrible goldeny colour. Im natutally blonde but quite a dark blonde. After abusing my hair and being sick of packet dying it all the time i booked into KLF and had a full weave of a highlight which was a nice shade of blonde lighter than my natural and lowlights which is darker than my natural and really happy with it, this way i dont have to worry about my roots growing out for atleast 12 weeks and then i will only need a T-section or half head so very pleased :) Spent 3 hours in the hairdressers and had my hair blow dried- i dont usually but felt like treating myself :) x

Friday, 20 January 2012


Do you ever get tired or re-applying lipstick?
Try this product, and never look back... Lipcote is amazing, it smells a little like nail varnish and can sting at first when you apply it if you have cracks in your lips but it is sooo worth it. It seels lipstick and keeps the colour strong for hours... You can buy Lipcote from shops like Asda, Superdrug and Boots and is solf for under £4... this one bottle will last you ages. I have had mine for 3 years and it still works as good as ever and there is no sign of it running out just yet!

'Label.m Protein Spray'

For a while now i have been using 'Label.m Protein Spray'. Its a beautifully smelling, non sticky spray that protects your hair against damage and also helps retain coloured hair. I have recently had a full weave of high and low lights and this is a brilliant product to keep my hair in good condition and keep my hair shining

CLARINS PARIS santal face treatment oil for dry skin

 This product is actually fully incredible! I put it on before my Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Daily Moisturizer for face SPF 15, and it made my moisturizer spread better, and feel gorgeous on my face. I only needed a few drops to find out how much i have fallen in love with this product, however the full size bottle is RRP £33 for 30ml which is fairly expensive for me to be using daily however i believe it will last a long time and i have noticed drastic results in my face being softer and well hydrated after just one use. Strongly Reccomend, once ive finished my sample i may just have to invest.

Thursday, 19 January 2012


I went to Telford town centre today with my friend and wipped up a few samples from House of Frazer... amongst my goodies are:
  • CLARINS PARIS santal face treatment oil for dry skin
  • BENEFIT refined finish cleansing facial polish
I also had a route through my draws and found some products that I bought before the summer but havent used much. These are:
  • BENEFIT high beam
  • BENEFIT erase paste
  • BENEFIT lip balm SPF 15
  • BENEFIT foundation stick
Going to try them all out and will report back shortly,
Over and Out x