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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Xbox One - My take

Normally i'll sit here and talk beauty... but I do love a bit of gaming (Don't worry i'm not one of these 'look at me i'm so sexy I love gaming and shit....' or ' OMG i'm such a gamer girl') Nah! 

But all that aside I caught up with E3 which conferenced on 10th June 2013. I was super duper excited about getting a better look at the Xbox one, I've always been an Xbox kinda girl no hate against the PS4 its just for me the online experience is better and if I wanted to play for the graphics i'd just hop on a PC! lets just face it the war between the two consoles will never end, the arguments will go on for as long as the consoles exist and lets be honest its fun to have your say... and be a bit of a jerk to the opposing 'team' 

How it looks 
It actually looks like it could be a PS4's relative, not lying! 
Its pretty sleek & simple. Going by the images it doesn't look like the disk tray ejects. The console has a high gloss finish like the 360 before (until it went matte) 

Image from dvice.com

The image below really shows off that glossy finish but as we all know it will collect dust, I wonder if they will do what they did previously and revert back to matte!? (I hope not) I'm loving the look of the vents, I really think its breaks up the glossy finish, too much of something sexy isn't always good and less finger marks to clean too lol! 

Rear view 

Whats on the inside? 

  • 8 x86 core processor - Using it with 'ease' being able to go from game to app without a fuss
  • 500GB HDD - more game storage or app storage hell, even both! 
  • 3x USB ports 
  • Blu-ray - better looking games and movies (At last)
  • 8GB RAM 
What can it do?
It has SmartGlass integration where your mobile device can support you whilst playing games which we got a glimpse of during the dead Rising 3 demonstration. There is also in game capturing which you can share with your buddies. A great tool is editing your game footage which allows you to share on social networking sites - not something I would use but great for those who want an easy way of getting their videos out there without having to buy a game capture card, which can be pretty expensive! 

Live membership has also improved slightly, from what I gather there is no longer a 100 friend limit, woo. You can also share the benefits of being a gold member to those in your household - I'm waiting on them to elaborate a little in terms of sharing 'benefits' hummm... I'm assuming more than one player cant be signed in at the same time. 
Achievements have also become more 'personal' showing the player how they earned them. Theres also an update on the way you compare achievements to what your friends have earned - keeping that competition flowing baby!

Dont forget you're also getting Kinect with your console with has a 1080p integrated camera. Its become more precise and works better in almost any lighting. I think Kinect will be fun for a few days then i'll forget its there... even though I hear it will always be on, weird. 

The controller
Other than the online experience my 2nd most favourite thing about having an Xbox is the pad, the design is pretty much the same with a few improvements here and there. Microsoft have bettered the triggers by having a improved vibration that is more realistic to what is going on in game. They've actually revised 40 alterations on the pad to create a better experience. 

How much?
UK- £429
USD - $499

Yes a little steep, is it worth it? I don't know but it wont stop me from getting it, i'm quite frankly excited for it. Microsoft have changed small features here and there that I honestly think have made a huge difference. 

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Peace out xx 

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Garnier skin naturals Pure Active intensive charcoal scrub review

Most recently, I'd say maybe the past year or so my skin hasn't been great, I get bad breakouts :( 
I've always had spots but it just seems they are all over my face now rather than the usual T zone and chin. Its superrr annnnoyyying! I've been on the prowl for a decent face wash, I know I'm probably not going to find a miracle in a bottle that miraculously makes my spots fade but still I wanted something that helped I suppose. charcoal face wash, humm an odd one right? 
So what are the benefits of having charcoal as an ingredient? Well according to Garnier its a 'dirt magnet' And I friggin' love the sound of it. It claims to take all that excess sebum and remove it, hopefully leaving your skin cleaner. 

I actually use this wash with my Clarisonic brush I feel I get a much deeper clean and to be honest it works fab with the brush head. My skin is left glowing! Usually after using a face wash my skin dries out but not this time lol! I don't have to pile on other products to bring its moisture back, look at it this way...Why after washing my face to clean it should I then have to slap on more product for my face to no longer feel clean? Get me? Apart from charcoal we've got 2% salicylic acid thats the bit that helps murder those spots!!! 

Have my spots cleared? Pretty much. I haven't used it for too long BUT my spots seem less red and evil looking. In terms of 'fading marks' as it claims to do again, I think you would have wait a lot longer to see results. 
I do feel that if I use this daily I'd see great results my skin likes it and so do I. Don't worry if you don't have a Clarisonic it still gives you that great clean feeling. 

The consistency is a little on the watery side for a scrub it has these little beads to help purify the skin. The scrub is gentle so don't worry if your worried about scratching up your face xD
In terms of smell its ok, nice and fresh, its one of those things I don't mind face washes and their scents as long as it does the job eh! 

Because my skin has improved my makeup actually looks a lot better! I don't feel I'm using as much foundation :) 

Cost? Great, retails for £4.99. I usually go for something more expensive, I'm really impressed overall its a great contender for the thousands of face washes out there. If you want something easy and simple...this is all you need. 

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Satin care - Touch of Olay review

Ok, so I'm literally going to be talking about shaving gel lol. This is a short and sweet sum up of the Gillette satin care with a touch of Olay. I actually picked it up at Sainsbury's (my local supermarket for those reading abroad and thinking 'where?') and to be quite frank I LOVE IT! I'm not a typical shaving foam user I'm lazy I just use a bit of body wash and think that will do. Olay is a classic its been around ages, as far as I can remember so for me I thought I'd give it a go! its aimed for those with dry skin and especially after a shower my skin is flaky and irritated regardless if I've shaved or not. So I'm always on the lookout for something decent that says what it does on the tin and for me it does. It claims to 'Boost your shave by helping to lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness.' After using it I actually felt like i had moisturised and no dryness as of yet my skin feels lovely!

Whats the consistency like? For me it lathers up so well not too much is needed and it feels so light and fresh. Nice little smell to it as well which isn't too much. 


As you can see the packaging is pretty nice however, I have actually read that it leaves stains on your bathtub... :O but I just pack it away after so for me that isn't a worry...crazy ha?! Boots are selling it for £3.49. If you love the sound of the shaving gel there's actually touch of Olay shavers by Gillette

Would I recommend? Yes! Just remember every ones skin is different but for me it works great. 

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