Friday, 31 August 2012

Lush's Whoosh Shower Jelly

 When I went into Lush I didn't really know much about these shower jellys until one of the assistants showed me them and let me have a quick demo of what its like to use, (the lush staff are the nicest people EVER!) But once I tried it I decided to buy the 100g pot for £3.50 which I didn't think was too badly priced. It smells very lemony and smells like a sweet which I can't put a name to, anyway this has a real strong smell but unfortunately when you have used it the smell doesn't linger or anything, it's like you haven't even used the product (this could be a plus for some people for I personally would have like for the smell to have stayed.) I find that my skin does feel quite soft after using it. Another downside is that it is quite tricky to use without wasting any, although I might get better at using it as time goes on. For those who don't quite know how to use, you basically scoop a bit out of the pot and rub it on your body and it lathers up. I often waste this by accidently dropping bits and they go down the drain ): But like I said I think it's a practise takes perfect kind of product!

Would I buy again? Yesh! (:

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

I bought this foundation about three months ago and I have to say it is amazing, my skin always looks flawless after using it and it looks so natural as well. The bottle says '16 hour radiance boosting', but I think that this foundation is quite light and I definitely don't agree that it lasts for 16 hours because I find that it has worn off by the end of the day, although I suppose it differs depending on how much translucent powder you apply to set it or how much you foundation you apply in the first place. I think that this foundation is really easy to blend and easy to work with, it does also smell as good as everyone says it does! This foundation is a bit more expensive than some high street foundations as I bought this for £10.99, but I think that if you want a good quality light coverage foundation this could be worth a shot!

Would I buy again? Yes.

Soap and Glory's Glad Pits

I bought this as the cheapest item of a 3 for 2 on soap and glory products at boots, and when I first smelled the sprayer bit it smelt just like the signature soap and glory smell which I really like. However when I got home and gave it a spray I thought it smelled truely awful! It smells quite strongly of aloe vera and whatever else the smell is combined with, I thought I would perserve to see if it was a good anti-pespirant and I can't say it's any better than any other normal deodrant I've ever tried. This 150ml bottle cost £4.50 which is a bit expensive compared to other anti-perspirant.

Would I buy again? No No No.

Lush's American Cream Conditioner

I bought this conditioner when I bought the I Love Juicy shampoo and I use them both together. On the label it says 'this strawberry vanilla milkshake conditioner', I would say it definitely did not smell of strawberries at all to be honest, you can smell the vanilla but I find it has quite an unusual smell which I did not particularly like at first but I have found after using it a few times that it is quite nice. It does make my hair feel soft and it still feels soft days after, I find the smell lingers on my hair for a while after as well (which I quite like).  This 100g bottle cost £4.45 which again for me personally is rather expensive for a conditioner when you can buy bigger bottles and nicer smeller ones for a much cheaper price.

Would I buy again? Yes, but I won't be rushing out to buy it when it runs out. I'll use another one instead for a while.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Lush's I Love Juicy Shampoo

My hair can get quite greasy, so I have to wash it once every other day and I saw this on the internet and it says on the bottle 'to blast through grease and make oily hair bouncy and clean once more'. I saw the good reviews and decided to try it out. I bought the 100g bottle at £4.95 which I personally find quite expensive given the size of the bottle but it definitely works! I managed to go for an astonishing three days without getting greasy hair and even though the bottle is small it lathers up quite well so I don't use up a lot of the product, I think the bottle will last longer than I expected it to.

Would I buy again? Yes, but I might try and find a cheaper alternative first.

Topshop's Hidden Treasure Nail Varnish

I love nail varnishes, I have to constantly restrain myself from spending my money recklessly on them. I bought this nail varnish a month ago as an impulse buy, and I'm so glad I did buy it! When I first applied them to my nail I was disappointed, I thought that the colour would be the gold/blue/green colour it was in the bottle and it wasn't. It was a shimmery gold. However I soon realised that when you move your hand you can see the different colour, it just depends which light you're in. I bought this for £6 which for me personally is a bit expensive for a nail varnish, but I have found that when I apply two coats of this with no base or top coat it hardly chips! So I find that it is worth the money, you definitley need two coats of this though because one coat on its own is quite sheer.
Would I buy again? Yes definitley! 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


So this is the first blog post of theseventeenthhour!
 I created this blog so that I could review different beauty products in a hope that for people looking for opinions on them, I have some here. I know I always like to read reviews before buying products so I know what others think of the product and whether it's worth buying, I also might review other random things (e.g. DVDs) occasionally as well! No-one has sent me products and I'm not being paid by anyone, this is just me!
Obviously some beauty products work differently on different people so please bare that in mind!
I hope this proves to be helpful (:

Victoria x