Ashleighs House

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Rimmel stronger double duty base coat and Lycra Pro polish Review!

Rimmel Stronger Double Duty Base coat + Lycra PRO in peppermint green.

I purchased these two products online. They came together as a set.
I am very impressed with this nail polish set.

when I opened the base coat I noticed it had a sweet smell to it, far from that harsh fumes smell that you get from most polishes.
I don’t know about you, but I have found it so hard to find a cool peppermint colored nail polish in stores, so when I saw the Rimmel Lycra Pro was available in peppermint green, I was quick to get it!
The color is just perfect, although you do need two coats for it to truly show up, or it will be slightly transparent.
The color is so pretty!!! It would make a great background for nail designs, or to use as a nail art outline! The possibilities are endless!


I have been using the Rimmel Stronger Try Harder Double Base coat on my toe nails for over a week now, and I have to admit, I have noticed a difference in my nails.
They seem stronger, more healthy looking and more importantly, they haven’t cracked or chipped. I can’t use it on my fingernails yet as I have acrylic nails at the moment 🙂

So in my honest opinion, I would definitely get it again,
I honestly can not fault this product at all. It meets my standards.

Good quality … Check.
Affordable …Check
Does what it says on the pack … Check
Dries quickly … Check
Would I buy it again … Damn straight!
Would I tell my friends about it …. The whole world!
Does it last long … It claims to last for 10 days (for me today is day 7 and no chips or cracks in the polish.)

The only complaints I have are: WHY AREN’T THERE BIGGER BOTTLES!!!! and that you need to do two coats, ain’t nobody got time for that. (It’s not that big of a deal. It dries fast!)

Lets be fair, Rimmel do make really good quality cosmetics.

Thank you for reading my review.
Any and all feedback is appreciated, What do you think of this product?


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GOSH foundation and Primer, Review.

Product Review
If you’re like me and have a sensitivity to cosmetic products then keep reading.

I am one of those unlucky people that have to be very careful with some of the cosmetic products I use. For me, this can be anything from make-up to face wash.

Today I will be talking about the GOSH foundation & primer.

For years I have had to keep trying different types of foundations because of a few things : Some brands give me headaches, cause my skin to break out, make my eyes go puffy and water, at worst a few brands make my skin feel like it is burning.

Then we also have the problem of the product being too ‘cakey’ or not enough coverage, even more importantly, HOW LONG IT STAYS ON FOR!


I have very temperamental skin, as well as a dry T-zone which is a battle to keep the skin ‘normal’. I find that the GOSH Velvet Touch Primer helps smooth out my skin and keeps my T-zone under control. A pea sized amount goes a very long way with this product.


When choosing a foundation, I look for 3 things :

  1. Will it look natural.
  2. Will it agree with my skin.
  3. What result will it give me.

With GOSH Natural Touch Foundation, I find it goes on my skin smoothly and I can’t even feel it on my face. It looks natural and isn’t ‘cakey’, it doesn’t give too much coverage, which isn’t a problem for me, but I wouldn’t wear it if I wanted a more porcelain type of look.


Overall I am happy with the product, but as you can see in the picture after me putting it on, my skin has started going red, which is odd, since I have used GOSH products for years and never had a problem, The redness has now gone though after 10 minutes of wearing the make up, So I wont be in a rush to change products just yet.

In case you are interested in where I got these from and how much they cost :

Superdrug and I bought the foundation for roughly £7 and the Velvet Touch Primer was roughly £13

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Welcome to my Blog.


Hello and welcome to my little corner of  Hair, Makeup, Fashion and Nail designs, with the random product review here and there!

My name is Ashleigh Crause and I have decided to join the blogging world 🙂

I am 24 years old, I live in West Sussex, England.

I am a qualified hairdresser, with 6 years experience. I love everything to do with fashion and beauty.
I like to play around hair, with make-up and nails as a hobby.
I also enjoy cooking and baking.

My aim is to share my knowledge with all of you lovely people and hopefully this will benefit you all 🙂
Obviously I hope to keep you all entertained with my ‘quirky’ personality, as well as give you my honest opinion on products I have bought! XD

I am always open to requests and suggestions so feel free to leave me a comment or send me a message 🙂

I love to chat and always reply as soon as I possibly can, so if you have any questions, do not be afraid to ask XD

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