Saturday, 25 January 2014

Cute Claire's Haul!

Hello my lovelies!

I don't really go into Claire's very often but seeing as I share its name I decided to have a quick pop in and have a look around.This resulted in me buying a few super cute little pieces of jewellery!

Oh and a quick note before we get started; all these items were on sale! The necklace and bracelet were 2 for 1 and the earrings were 3 for 2! So after you've read the post go over to the Claire's website and see what bargains you can grab!

Purple Lolly Necklace - £2.50
The first piece of jewellery that caught my eye was this absolutely adorable lolly necklace! I just thought it was so cute and I just had to buy it!

And if you don't think that this necklace is super cute, I don't know what's wrong with you! I mean, just look at it! It's smiling!

This was the second product that caught my eye, and can you guess why it did? Because it has food on it of course! And like most people I love food, a lot. So I bought it! I mean what better way to show my love for food than get a bracelet with oreos, doughnuts, sweets and cake on it?

Here's a close up of some of the super cute charms! 

6 Pack of Sweet Owl and Key Studs - £6.00
I bought these because I don't have many pretty cute girly earrings and these were just way too cute to pass up on!

My favourite pair to wear out of this pack is the pair of gold keys but I do love all the others too! Sometimes I will wear a key on one ear and a lock on the other, because I'm such an indie child (but mainly because they look really cute together!)

6 Pack Love Geek Studs - £6.00
I thought that these were quite cute but I mainly got them because they are 3 for 2. Otherwise I don't think I would have bothered purchasing them.

However I do like the mustaches! 

6 Pack of Travel Studs - £6.00
These earrings are quite possibly my favourite buy! But unfortunately I can't find them anywhere on the website for you all to purchase, sorry!

As you can see these look cute but also quite fancy, and my personal favourite would have to be the Eiffel Tower earrings because they are so quaint and girly! Although the cameras would come a close second.

Side note: If you are wondering what happened to the other aeroplane, my sister 'borrowed' it, but now she has ran off back to university with it. Grr!

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Friday, 24 January 2014

Soap and Glory 'Hand Food' review

Hello my lovelies!

Is it just me or is it insanely difficult to find a good hand cream that actually works? They all either don't work at all or are way too greasy and smell absolutely disgusting!

However the searching was over for me when I was given Hand Food for Christmas.

At first I was worried Hand Food wouldn't live up to my expectations and turn out to be just another bad hand cream that I would chuck out after a few uses, but I was proved totally wrong. Infact I would say it's the best hand cream out there by far!

Even after just one application it leaves your hands feel soft, smooth and moisturised and it absorbs into your skin quickly, which for me is very useful. But don't worry, just because it's been absorbed doesn't mean the moisturised feeling stops, it stays for hours and hours!

A big selling point for me is that the cream is very thick and creamy, (I know it sounds strange that i'm calling a hand cream 'creamy' but you'd be suprised with how many aren't creamy at all!) And it also doesn't leave that oh so common greasy like feeling afterwards.

I can't really pin point what Hand Food exactly smells like but whatever it is, it smells gorgeous! The scent isn't too over powering or strong but stays on your hands for a good amount of time.

I love the packaging, its simple yet effective. The pinks, peaches and whites are really complimented by the grey borders and overall I think the colour scheme makes the product look super cute.

 I would  recommend buying a travel sized tube too so that you can pop it into your bag and use it whenever your hands are feeling rough and dry!

If you are interested in purchasing this amazing hand cream from boots click here

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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Soap and Glory 'Heel Genius' review

Hello my lovelies!

Today I'm doing a review of one of the brilliant Soap and Glory products I got for Christmas, Heel Genius foot cream.

And I know what you're thinking, 'Foot cream?! But that's for really old people', and to be quite honest, I thought that too until I tried it out and realised what I'd been missing!

As soon as I started to use heel genius there were drastic improvements straight away. The heels and balls of my feet, which are usually quite dry and rough, are now feeling soft and moisturized and dehydrated patches of skin on my feet are a thing of the past!

 The cream smells mainly of citrus but also has a slightly nutty undertone as one of the ingredients is macadamia oil. I personally like the smell and I don't understand why so many people dislike it, yes it's not the usual peppermint but thats one of the things that makes this product so unique.

Before I go to bed I apply a generous amount onto my feet and massage it in. If my heels and/or the balls of my feet are feeling particularly rough or dehydrated I will apply extra to them. I then put on a pair of light cotton socks so that the cream can sink in whilst I sleep.

In my opinion this foot cream really does work miracles and I would recommend it to everyone! If you would like to purchase this product from boots click here, its currently £5.50 for a 125ml bottle!

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Monday, 13 January 2014


From now on, I'm going to be doing things a little bit differently.

I've decided to be 100% more dedicated to this blog and make sure every post is up to a high standard which I deem to be acceptable.

All the images I use on here from now on will be photographed and edited by me unless I have technical problems.

And finally I'm going to try to post more lifestyle related things too.

I hope that these slight changes will make reading and viewing my blog more enjoyable for you lovely people and I hope you'll notice the changes straight away!

-Sprinkle of Claire

Five make-up products I can't live without

Hello my lovelies!
Today I'm going to continue the 'Five ... I can't live without' series, if you would like to see the other posts from the series (five shops and five websites) just click here or here!

5. Rimmel match perfection foundation

This is the foundation I use for when at school because it is cheap and reliable, only £6.99! It has a good consistancy and brilliant coverage, and I actually quite like the smell of it too! I find that it looks very natural but you need to make sure that you don't apply too much because if you do you'll end up looking really really shiny. My favourite thing about this foundation is it doesn't make me break out  and its also extremely moisturising!

4. Lancome artliner

The lancome artliner is the best eye-liner that I have ever used, it makes putting on eye-liner so so easy. It used to take me maybe 5 minutes + to completely do my eye-liner but now it takes me only around 2 or 3 minutes. I think what makes it so different to other eye-liners is that the tip is soft foam and so makes applying the liner much more accurate. Another noticable difference is that when on your eyes the liner stays put noticably longer!

3. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

How could I not include my trusty Rimmel powder in this list? It looks so natural and is so lightweight you forget you're wearing it. The coverage it provides is even and long-wearing so you don't have to worry about touching it up half way through the day. And I love how it can conceal lots and at the same time not clog up pores so I don't break out.

2. Mii Cosmetics Blush (kissed) 

This is an extremely good blush which I found out about through one of my friends. I love how highly pigmented it is and because of which you only need to lightly brush it onto your cheeks. Whatever you do, do not apply it heavy handedly as you will end up looking like you're in a pantomime or circus, and that is not a good look and it never will be. Blush is an important part of my look as it makes you look girly and healthy, and it makes the look super cute too so this is a must have in my makeup bag.

1. Collection lasting perfection concealer

I have raved about this concealer so much recently, but only because it 100% deserves it. When I bought it a few months ago, I expected it to just be the average concealer that is okay but not wow worthy. But now, I wouldn't use anything else! I wrote about this in more detail in my 2013 beauty favourites so if you want to read that, click here.

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Saturday, 11 January 2014

What's in my bag - Back to school edition

Hello my lovelies!

The holidays are officially over and everyone is back to school, but have you got all of these school essentials in your bag? 

A make-up bag 
It's a great idea to put all of your makeup items into a make-up bag so if you have a make-up emergency you don't have to take ages struggling to find something at the bottom of your bag. My make-up bag is a Jack Wills makeup bag, unfortunately from what I can see they don't sell it anymore.

Hair brush
Its a great idea to have a hair brush in your bag because if you have just had PE or someone messed up your hair, you can quickly whip it out and sort out your hair. I personally use a tangle teezer for when at school but you can use any hair brush that you like.

Hair grips and ties
You always have that one lesson where you annoyingly have to tie your hair back for so it's advisable to have some ties and grips at hand all the time. You can also use grips and ties to quickly fix your hair!

If you ever have PE, always put on deodorant on afterwards. In short, you don't want to smell of BO, its not the nicest thing in the world. I use the Garnier 48 hour InvisiDry deodorant.

Chewing gum (or mints)
I know in a lot of schools chewing gum is banned, but its a great way to freshen your breath after lunch. What I always do is as soon as I get out of lunch I eat a mint or chew some chewing gum, and whenever I feel like I need to freshen my breath I will have one. Overall mints and chewing gum are just really handy for when at school!

Hand sanitiser 
Hand sanitiser is so much easier than having to use the really bad soap provided at school, you also don't need to spend 5 minutes trying to get your hands dry afterwards. I got lots of soap and glory for Christmas this year so the hand sanitiser in my bag at the moment is Soap and Glory Hand Maid.

Its always a good idea to have a packet of tissues in your bag or pocket at all times because its 90% likely that the class you are in doesn't have tissues! Its a nightmare when you have a runny nose etc. and you don't have any tissues and nobody else does, so why not bring them?

Face wipes
Always have a packet of face wipes in your bag, you don't use them very often but trust me, one day you will and they will be a God send. I have sensitive skin and tea tree face wipes are the only wipes that don't make my skin go red and patchy, so those are the wipes that I use.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
This is a product to go in your makeup bag and is useful to put on straight after PE so your face isn't overly shiny.

Collection last perfection concealer 
This is seriously the best concealer I have ever used and I would advise that you should all find some asap! I generally don't use this at school because it stays put all day, but again its always advisable to have some just incase.

Soap and Glory Mother Pucker Lip Gloss
This is actually a lip plumper but it has a lovely colour and is very subtle. I use this product every day at school and I just love it!

The Body Shop Born Lippy Fruit Balms
These are very moisturising and have a slight tint of colour. They're great if you get dry or chapped lips and they also smell amazing! My favourite is the Watermelon flavour.

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Friday, 10 January 2014

The 'This or That' Beauty Tag!

One of my good friends just posted a tag on her blog, so I thought I would do the same! This is the This or That beauty tag! Oh and before I forget, I tag all of you amazing people to do it.

Bronzer or Blusher?
 I personally prefer using blusher rather than bronzer because it makes you look like you've just been outside in the cool winter air and gives your cheeks a healthy and natural looking glow. I also love it because I feel it is quite girly and I don't usually wear bronzer anyway unless I'm going out somewhere.

Lip gloss or lip stick?
I don't really get the chance to wear lipstick very often and it generally makes my lips really dry, so it would have to be lip-gloss. I find lip gloss is very hydrating and softening and it is also very discreet, so I can wear it at School. Also during winter I wear lots of lip gloss because in the cold I get really bad chapped lips.

Mascara or eye liner?
Both of these products are part of my daily make-up and so it's really hard to choose between them, but if I had to choose one I'd go for mascara because I think my lashes are very small and also eye liner looks weird on its own in my view.

Foundation or concealer?
Concealer all the way! I would not be able to function without concealer in my every-day life and anyway if I was desperate I could just put the concealer all over my face as a substitute for foundation (admittedly that would be a waste of concealer)

Neutral or colour eye shadow?
I always stick to neutral eye shadow, mainly because most coloured eye shadows do not match with my eyes and I think they just look silly on me.

Long or short?
 Neither really, my nails are inbetween. They're not really short but they're not really long either. I would say that they're at a practical length and anyway long nails really get on my nerves because you can't do anything at all!

Acrylic or natural?
I usually have natural nails rather than acrylic, the only reason I would wear acrylic would be for a big occassion like a party or wedding.

Bright or dark nails?
 I paint my nails to match and express my personality and mood, so I will pretty much always have bright colours or nail art on my nails! The only other colour I often use that isn't very bright would be a lovely dark red nail varnish I purchased a few weeks ago!

Perfume or body splash?
I usually wear perfume rather than body splash but I will ocassionally use it. At the moment I am wearing Ghost Sweetheart which has a lovely scent!

Lotion or body butter?
Body butter, mainly because at the moment I am using the body shop ginger sparkle body butter which is amazing! It is very hydrating and moisturizing, and smells so so so good!

Lush or other bath company?
Lush. Lush. Lush. If you know me or have at least read my blog you will know that Lush is like my favourite store ever and I just love pretty much everything that they sell. To prove it, listed below is all the posts where I have mentioned Lush:

Jeans or sweat pants?
It depends, I always wear sweat-pants when I'm lounging about or just having a bit of a lazy day but I always wear skinny jeans out and about! (I would never wear sweat pants out, ever)

Dresses or skirts?
Skirts, mainly because you have more freedom, with one skirt I can choose so many different outfits but with a dress I can just have one. You can also pair up a skirt and top to look like a dress if you wanted to!

Scarves or hats?
Once again, if you knew me you'd know that I absolutely love beanies, wether they're knitted or otherwise. I'd choose a hat over a scarf anyday.

Necklaces or bracelets?
I actually find most bracelets really annoying and I think that they get in the way alot so I generally avoid wearing them. I also have necklaces that mean a lot to me that I wear all the time.

Jacket or hoodie?
Hoodies, they're really comfy and I just prefer wearing them.

Curly or straight?
I like my hair straight but according to my friends my hair looks amazing curled.

Bun or ponytail?
I love wearing buns, especially messy ones and anyway I think I look stupid wearing ponytails unless they're side ponies.

Long or short?
Long, I love my hair long, and personally I think my hair would look stupid short.
However I think short looks good on other people.

Up or down?
Down, I hate tying my hair up and I only have it up if I absolutely have to.

Rain or shine?
Rain, I love listening and watching the rain from my bedroom window and the sound of rain helps me sleep!

Summer or winter?
Winter, as much as I hate the cold, I love the crisp morning air and the frost. I love the novelty of numb fingers. And I love being able to wear all my cute winter clothes!

Fall or Spring?
100% Autumn (Fall), I love the colour of the leaves and the crunch them make under my feet! Autumn is definitely the most beautiful season of the year.

Chocolate or vanilla?
Is this flavour-wise or scent-wise? I love chocolate ice-cream and chocolate everything but I love the soft and sweet scent of vanilla.

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

No WiFi?!

My post today will be delayed until Friday due to the fact that I HAVE NO WIFI! It's torture!

It was going to be a 'What's in my school bag' post but I can't access it due to being on mobile.

Sorry for the delay but I'll be back posting normally soon!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

My 2013 Beauty Favourites!

2013 has been and gone so it is time to share my 2013 beauty favourites with you!

I used so many brilliant products in 2013 that it was very difficult to narrow it down to just a few, but I managed it and so here are my top 5! Hope you enjoy.

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation:

This is quite expensive for a foundation but ever since I got it for my birthday (in February) I have loved it and just had to re-purchase it! It has brilliant coverage and is really easy to blend. I also love it because it makes my skin look radiant but not overly shiny or 'glowy'
  As a side note, I think that it hydrates my skin too, even though its a foundation. It seems that when I use it my skin feels softer and smoother afterwards.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder:

I use this powder every single day and think it is amazing! It keeps my skin shine free for the whole day, and its great that i don't have to keep checking to see if my face looks oily or shiny, because i know its not. As they are cheap I always keep one in my bag and one at home, just in case.

Collection lasting perfection concealer:

This has been quite a recent discovery of mine, but I am never going back! Its the best concealer I have ever used due to it being so long lasting and having amazing coverage.
  I have what I think are very dark under eye circles and this concealer completely covers them up and also can cover up the worst of spots, which is the best thing ever! Plus you don't have to worry that all your concealer has rubbed off because once your dark circles or spots are covered, they are covered for the rest of the day, which is so convenient!

Born Lippy fruit lip balms:
Currently £7.00 in sale

I purchased this Lollipop of lip balms back in October on the way back from an exchange to Germany and I have been using them ever since. My personal favourite is the watermelon flavoured lip balm because I just love watermelon and the scent of the balm smells just like a real watermelon. This goes for all of the lip balms, they all smell like real fruit! Plus all of the balms are slightly tinted with colour, have a shine finish and are moisturizing which is great!
  I think these are perfect for during the winter months to keep your lips hydrated and soft, so I always have one handy in my bag or coat pocket!

Lush Space girl bath bomb

This bath bomb has featured on my blog before, but it deserves it! It is my favourite non-Christmas product that I have tried so far but there are still many out there I haven't yet tried. It is extremely moisturizing and relaxing but at the same time its very refreshing, due to its fruity ingredients and scent. Every time I use this bath bomb my skin is left silky smooth and softly scented with fruit. If you would like to read more on Lush I have done two Lush hauls, click here or click here to read them.

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Here's to a great 2014!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Lush Sale Haul

Lush always have lots of brilliant products and so was the first shop I went into, hunting for some brilliant sale prices.

Snow fairy sparkle bar - £2.50
Snow fairy sparkle bar is a super cute massage bar, and like every snow fairy product smells absolutely amazing! The scent of snow fairy reminds me of candy floss and pear drops with also quite a sweet fruity undertone, no wonder it's lush's most popular scents!

Massage bars from lush are designed to moisturize your skin and to help you relax, which is exactly what this bar does. It leaves your skin feeling so soft and moisturized and smelling simply great! I also love how lush have added glitter to it too!

Space girl bath bomb - £2.25
 This bath bomb wasn't on sale but as it was only £2.25, i bought it anyway. Space girl has a very sweet and fruity scent, (slightly like parma violets) and is one of my favourite bath bombs. In the bath bomb is popping candy which I think is amazing touch and it also turns the water a lovely purple/violet colour. 

Space girl is a very refreshing bath bomb but it is also very moisturizing and relaxing!

Creamy candy bubble bar - £2.50
When I went into the Lush store I found that 'candy mountain' was completely sold out and was told that this bubble bar had quite a similar scent. As it turns out, it does and is absolutely amazing! It makes the perfect amount of bubbles for a great bubble bath and also turns the bath a cute baby pink colour!

As it suggests in the name, this bubble bar is very creamy and leaves your skin feeling baby soft and hydrated.

Melting snowman - £1.15
This bath melt was an absolute bargain at £1.15 and i love it!

I have already reviewed this product on Sprinkle of Claire previously, so if you want to read what I thought of it just click here

Although I got all of those bargains I am still gutted that I didn't manage to get my hands on some Snow Fairy Shower Gel before it completely sold out! Oh well, there is always next year!

If you want me to do more reviews of items and products I purchased during the recent sales, don't forget to comment and share! 

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New year everyone!
I hope 2014 is a brilliant year for you all and that everything goes well for you!

Im going to try to be more dedicated to this blog and post more and better content for you lovely people!

Have a great year!
Sprinkle of Claire