Thursday, 12 September 2013

Mix things up!

A bit of a mix up for you guys.
I can't actually believe how quick August has gone I was only going on holiday what felt like yesterday (July).
Because I don't really have favorites just for august I decided to do a small haul of things old and new that I have enjoyed over a few months.

so first off I'll start with the food products nice and simple.

x. Vanilla coca'cola 
For those of you who don't know they stopped making vanilla coke over in here in the uk in 2005!! why ......? who knows, but they brought it back yey, I loved vanilla coke then and now its back I can carry on loving it :) but I always have diet coke as a back up.

x. Popchips
Yum!! I actually brought these because I saw the advert on TV with Katy Perry and was like "ooo I might try them thanks Katy ;)" and yeah they are so good, they're a light popped chip not fried and not backed and there only 95 calories which is always nice :) and what I found funny they added in brackets about 19 chips just made me laugh :). Just perfect to watch a film if your not a popcorn person or as a snack while doing work.

Mini BN
Yes mini BN! so again I don't know if you know that BN were huge at one point (sings the BN BN song) but they stopped selling them over here in the UK in 2003 and now they have brought them back guys, my favourite flavor has to be strawberry but there are six different flavours.

on the note of old here is a video of some 1999 adverts enjoy :)  

Now onto my beauty products :)

x. Mark Hill's Work it girl Shine, protect and control spray.
So I got this product for Christmas in a Mark Hill gift set, I hadn't used any of the products until July/August but this is my favorite one, it adds shine, protects form heat appliances and acts like a hairspray, it also gives a great texture and smells really good, I tend to use it for when I haven't got time or when I don't want to faff with my hair just leaves my hair looking like I've made an effort. (one of those days)

x. Tangle Teezer hairbrush by Shaun.P
Due to the length of my hair (too long if you asked me) I found my old hairbrush pulled out way to much of my hair and because of the length it tangles alot and I'm still trying to grow out my layers, so I needed a new brush. One of my friends asked for a tangle teezer for Christmas and went on about how amazing they are, so I needed to know more and after finding alot of people raving about them its was obvious I had to have one and I will never buy a different brush so long as I have hair :)

x. Burt's Bees Rejuvenation lip balm.
I'm always get dry lips and especially during those heat waves we had and I found using this at night really worked, left my lip feeling hydrated and soft in the morning  and plus I use my SPF 15 lip balm during the day. This is my first Burt's Bees product and I would definitely try more of their products. thumps up for them. :)

x. Mudd original mask.
Deep cleansing pure clay formula. I brought a few of these trial packs early July just to try out some facial mask as a youtube/blogger I follow was always went on about them, having not used a facial mask before I thought I would try a simple one to begin with and this one is pretty easy and clean to use. "100% pure clay's containing special minerals absorb excess oil, deeply embedded dirt and make-up." which is always a good thing with face masks I would think. It really did leave my skin feeling deep-cleaned and it claims to help control spots and black heads another thing we like to see facial products do and it tones and tightens the skin added bonus. I would definitely bye the bigger pack and use it more often.

These next two are very similar

x. Barry M Gelly hi-shine
x. Collection Lasting gel colour

So if you hadn't guessed they're both gel nail polish's from two of my favorite make-up brands,
I'm not too sure which one started there gel range first but I had heard of the Barry M's one first and then while browsing the Collection range I picked up their lasting gel colour in vixen red, thought it was a great colour now were coming in to autumn mouths and I'm really into the Burgundy's at the moment so made sense to get it. So I didn't want to go too into detail but wanted to give you something to go on.
I really liked the shine on the Barry M one and was really surprised at how long it lased on my nails and I quite a clumsy person with my nail! As well as the fact I didn't need to use so much of it, one or two coats was more then enough however I found it took to long to dry and I'm too inpatient, other then that I was really happy with it. 
The same with the lasting gel colour I was really happy with the shine of the nail polish but it took more coats to get the colour, again it lasted long on my nails but not quite as long as the Barry M one again really happy with it.

The last thing I wanted go on about is Bastille, I saw them back in May supporting Muse, They are a alternative rock band from London England, I didn't really know of them but after seeing them live and downloading there album they've grown on me and have been my summer album.

So that's been my haul of favorite things  

Thank you for reading 
Love VickiHert xx


  1. Vanilla coke is my absolute favourite. I can't believe they stopped making it over there. I don't know what I'd do!

    1. I know right! Hopefully they will keep it this time :)

  2. I really loved this post! Bastille <3 <3 i absolutely love them!
    It would be super cool if you could check out my blog :)

    1. sorry for late reply :) Thanks for reading!

      really like your blog follow ;)



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