Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Dear Chicago

Shirt - Sportgirl
Shoes - Urban Outfitters
Lipstick - MAC "Pink Pigeon"

As usual, it is quite a simple ensemble. I have been wearing all three of these items all the time (separately & together). You all need this shirt in your lives. The colours are so gorgeous.

Would you wear this outfit?

Let me know what you think.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

300 Followers GIVEAWAY! - CLOSED

So it's finally time we get to do something we have been waiting to do for a while, you can obviously tell from the title that its going to be our 300 followers giveaway! This giveaway is just a huge thank you to every person who reads, comments on and follows our blog.

This time around we are giving one of our lucky readers three of our favourite things.
  • Face of Australia Sheer Gloss Lip Crayons (you can see Katelyn's review on these here)
  • Stila "In The Light" Eyeshadow Palette (see review/swatches here)
  • OPI Nail Polish ("Fresh Frog of Bel Air" & "Gettin' Miss Piggy with it")
All items in this giveaway have been picked purely because we both love all of these products. We both own the Stila palette and the lip crayons and want one of our readers to as well!

Onto the rules:

This Giveaway is open internationally to everyone!

To enter this giveaway all you need to do is:

Be a follower via GFC and comment below with your email address, and name so we can contact you if you win! This is a must if you wish to enter. 

For extra entries:
1. Like our Facebook page here! (+1 Entry)
2. Follow us on twitter here!(+1 Entry)
3. Tweet this: Crosswire Dreamers are having a 300 follower giveaway on their blog, for your chance to enter and win click here: http://crosswiredreamers.blogspot.com/ (+2 Entries)

In total you can have five chances of winning, remember the extra entries aren't essential to enter. Make sure if you do any of the extra entries you give us your Twitter name, link to where you tweeted about it and your facebook name so we can check. As we want it to be as fair as possible to other entrants,
entries will close on 16th December, 2012 and the winner will be chosen through random.org.
Good Luck! x

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Lust Have It November!

I received my Lust Have It box for November on Friday which was a bit of a surprise considering they usually barely arrive before the last day of the month. After last month's feedback Lust Have It promised to pick up their game and improve their boxes. I think they have taken a step in the right direction but they aren't quite back to their original standard just yet. 

Included in the November Lust Have It was: 

Model Co Fibre Lashxtend Mascara (full size)
This is the product that I've seen everyone most excited about, I gave it a go earlier and it seemed to lengthen my lashes quite nicely. 

Davroe Hair Wellness Straightening Balm
Surprise surprise another Davroe product, I'm thankful I didn't get the detangler again and I get to try something else out but most of their products have been unsatisfying. It would have been nice if this brand was skipped this month. 

Face Of Australia Purifying Cleansing Wipes (full size)
Again good to have another full size product but I always have makeup wipes so this wasn't very exciting. 

Lomasi Body Creme
This body lotion smells really lovely, it's nice to try a different brand as well. 

Star & Rose Hologram Tweezers
These tweezers are different but I have so many tweezers laying around at home. 

As you can see LHI only included five products, two of them being full size. I know I shouldn't complain because it is better than last months but in comparison to this months Bellabox I can't help but feel underwhelmed with the contents. It would have been nice to see them include some of the brands they have listed on their site that we haven't received products from. At least we know they are listening to their customers feed back and are trying to improve the quality of their boxes. I will stay subscribed to LHI, especially because next month they have said they will be releasing new packaging which will hopefully be pretty exciting. 

Did you receive this month's Lust Have It if so what did you think? 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

November Bellabox

It's another month which means another Bellabox, I always look forward to receiving my Bellabox and it's definitely my favourite subscription box at the moment. My last few Bellaboxes have been exciting with a great range of diverse products and Novembers box was no exception. 

I can never believe how many products they include in their boxes, I guess that's the point of a subscription box to try out lots of different products. The products that were included in Novembers Bellabox are to prep us with the best summer staples so here are the 'Soiree Season Staples'. 

Dr LeWinn's Facial Polishing Gel 
I have wanted to try this forever but always put it back when I saw the price so it'll be nice to try it out. 

Swisse Hand Cream With Vitamin D & Pomegranate
I just finished my Sukin hand cream so I'm definitely happy to have a new one to try. 

Palmolive Luscious Mango Body Butter Body Wash 
I used some of this tonight, it smells delicious like real mangoes love it already.

Skinmiso Pore Beauty Nose Pack
I'm always interested in Korean skin care products because I always hear so many amazing things about them so I'm really looking forward to giving these a go. 

Dr LeWinn's Skin Perfect Primer & Dr LeWinn's Skin Perfect Foundation
I usually hate these sample packets but it'll be nice to use a primer and a foundation without worrying about it cluttering up my makeup drawers. Plus the rest of the box is so fantastic it doesn't bother me. 

4me Nail Polish Remover Pads
I also tried these tonight and they worked surprisingly well, these will be great for travelling. 

B by Bloom Cheek Tint
Love trying out new blushes especially cream ones, I look forward to using this. 

Bioderma Sebium H20 Cleansing Water
I have used the Crealine version of this and it was amazing, I can't wait to use this so I can decide which full size I will buy. 

As you can see I'm pretty excited about everything in this months box and I was not disappointed in the slightest. I love the variety in this box and think it's probably my favourite one so far. 

Did you receive Bellabox this month, what did you think? 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Products I've Recently Used Up

Today I have a mini review on some of the products I've finished recently. I didn't want to call this post 'October Empties' because it's far too late in the month, but these are some products I used up over the        past couple of weeks and I wanted to share my thoughts on them with you
Batiste Coloured Dry Shampoo
As the name suggests this is a dry shampoo for coloured hair specifically brown, so we can finally avoid getting those white patches. I quite liked this product it does exactly what it's supposed to and smelled nice. I will most likely repurchase especially in Summer. 

Garnier Fructis Instant Detangler
I have the worst hair, it's curly and dry which means endless knots and constant struggling with brushing my hair. I have tried so many detanglers and nothing has worked as good as this. I love this product, although I did go through it really fast. I will definitely be repurchasing.

Sukin Hand & Nail Cream
I've had this product for so long now so I'm kind of glad to be done with it so I can try out something else. It's a good hand cream but the scent can get a little overwhelming after a while. I do like that it doesn't make my hands feel greasy though. 

Davroe Detangler
Like I said above, there is no detangler I've tried better than the Garnier one. This was awful, it made my hair feel worse than before I sprayed it on and I just really didn't like it. I received this in my Lust Have It and no I would not repurchase. 
Lush Dark Angels Cleanser
By now you probably know Megan and I are both fans of Lush, I bought this quite awhile ago and really enjoyed using it. It is a black paste so it can get a little messy but does a great job of ex foliating and getting rid of the days make-up and oil. I'm currently using a different cleanser but I would repurchase in the future.

Mirenesse Tinted Mineral Balm
This was received in my September Lust Have It, and if you read that post you know I was less than enthused about receiving it. Nonetheless I used it all, it was a weird tinted cream for anti ageing but it just felt like a thick primer or something and did not provide any coverage. I wouldn't repurchase. 

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
I loved this foundation, and was pretty sad when I finished it. It's the perfect everyday foundation as it's not too heavy for my skin. I also love the dewiness it provides. The only downfall is I can't seem to find my perfect shade. I will be repurchasing this. 

Gorgeous Cosmetics First Base Foundation Primer
I actually got this for free at their Stall at IMATS this year, I really liked this Primer but not as much as my Benefit one. I do want to try some other Gorgeous Cosmetics products though. 

Schwarzkopf Ultimate Repair Anti Damage Mask 
Always on the hunt for a good ahir mask to help my dry damaged hair I tried this. It was alright but not a miracle product. I'm still looking for something great and would love some recommendations. 

Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Regenerating Night Cream for Dry Skin
This night cream was great for the first couple of weeks but I think it went bad because it started to develop a weird smell. It did do a good job of keeping my skin hydrated overnight but I couldn't keep using it. I'm very happy with what I'm using now and want to do a post on my current skincare routine. 

Hope you enjoyed this post, what products have you used up lately? 

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Obsessed: Twosies

As you all know I have become a little obsessed with matching sets or "twosies" as some people like to call them. I currently only own two (which you can see me wearing them here and here) but I have my eye on a few more. I have picked out a couple of my favourite to share with you girls.

1. Sportsgirl 
2. Sportsgirl
3. Sportgirl (on sale!) 
4. Sportsgirl 
5. Topshop
6. Topshop
7. Sportsgirl

I love that Sportsgirl has really gotten into the trend seeing as it is very accessible, as with Topshop.

There are so many out at the moment and I want/need all of them.

Let me know if you love twosies as much as I do!

P.S. Stay tuned for our 300 follower giveaway xo

Sunday, 4 November 2012

OOTD: Cactus Print

Top: Something Else by Natalie Wood
Shorts: Top: Something Else by Natalie Wood
Belt: Sportsgirl
Bag: Cotton On
Boots: Topshop

There isn't too much to say about this simple little outfit, mostly I just adore the cactus print on the shirt and shorts so much! I have worn this outfit (with heels, not boots) out already and actually got a fair few compliments on it.

I like the fact that I can mix and match so I feel I will be able to get more wear out of it. I have a feeling I will be wearing this a fair bit.

Would you wear this?