Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Just a quickie postie to say I won't be around for a couple of weeks as my long awaited holiday has finally arrived :o)
I am off to sunny Florida. Where I shall be trouping around the theme parks, eating lots and lots, chillin on the beach and of course lots and lots of shopping hehe....
After a very stressful day of getting organised I am finally winding down and wanted to say a little bye bye before I head off.
So until my return night night ladies - I'll be back lol
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Just a quickie post in case you have not seen it yet.
The November issue of UK Marie Claire are giving away Ciate nail polishes worth £9 each. The magazine is £3.50 so what a fab bargain.
There are 2 to choose from:
Think I may have to toddle down to the newsagents to purchase this one as well. This is a WOW I have arrived colour. A total bright reddy/orange but not sure what it is like on the nail.
Sorry I have not done a proper post with swatches. I left the magazine at work and
Just tried it but could not get any decent pictures of it because:
A. The light is bad
B. My camera does not want to be nice tonight and
C. I am pants with a camera!!!
From first experience I really liked this polish, again not sure of staying power as I have just painted it on my nails. From what I can tell a fab freebie and how cute are the bottles.
If you would like to purchase any Ciate polishes check out there web site here:
and if you enter code CIATEMC you will receive 15% off. I have my little eyes on the Twilight set lol
Monday, 18 October 2010
Hope you are all well.
So on my travels I bought a couple of random beauty products so thought I share with you what I got....
Rimmel Lash Accelerator
Jergens Naturals Ultra Hydrating Moisturiser
Collection 2000 Waterproof Fast Stroke eyeliner
Models Own Car Key Collection - Purple Ash
MAC Venomous Villains Maleficent collection nail polish - Mean and Green
MAC Venomous Villains Maleficent collection mineral eyeshadow - She who dares
I picked this up because I had read some reviews on this as it is supposed to help your lashes grow. As someone that has tiny stumps for lashes I was willing to give anything a try. I currently use the brand Talika (if you want to know more about this please let me know). To be honest I found this a bit hard to apply as my lashes are so short but a cotton bud came in handy!!! However I do think I have started to notice a difference. When I curl my lashes I can now see them in the curler so they have definitely got longer. I would say for £6 it is worth a try.
Collection 2000 Waterproof Fast Stroke eyeliner - £3.99 (ish)
I have tried many liners in my time but my ultimate favourite is the original Fast Stroke eyeliner. I use it every day and would not be without it. So I was super excited when I saw they did a waterproof one as again like all my other problems of short lashes and dry skin I have a nightmare with eye products running, so I had to try this (as you can see I am a complete nightmare lol). Well all I can say is what a disappointment!! It does not go on nice and dark like the original and by the end of the day just flaked off. I generally cry alot when I laugh (yes very attractive) so that was a good test but as if by magic it had disappeared from my eyes!! My opinion just go with the original it has far more staying power and well worth the money.
Models Own Car Key Collection - Purple Ash - £5
I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this polish. The consistency, the colour everything. Not gonna harp on about how great it is as you all know I think MO polishes are fab. So here is a very rushed swatch:
MAC Venomous Villains Maleficent collection nail polish - Mean and Green - £8
I have to say I was intrigued by this polish as I am not really one for shimmers/duo chromes. WOW I have totally changed my opinion as I love this polish. This is my first MAC polish and definitely the start of a love affair and I can see my collection growing. I did use the MO Purple Ash as a base as I have heard that this polish would need about 4 coats to get an even coverage and I have to agree, so definitely good to use a dark base.
MAC Venomous Villains Maleficent collection - mineral eyeshadow - She who dares - £18
Preedyyyyyyy - I am off to the U.S on my holidays next week and was going to wait to buy this but I was having a browse at the MAC counter and I just could not wait. It is stunning and love the fact you it has so many colours that you can go as dark as you want and if you add water you can make them into a liner which I have not tried yet. The colour lasted all night and did not end up all over my face. Again not tried MAC eyeshadows before but will definitely be adding more to my collection.
Monday, 11 October 2010
Last month I was contacted by the lovely Laura from Liz Earle to see if I would be interested in reviewing some Shampoo's and Conditioner's. The haircare range is new to Liz Earle and was only launched last month.
As a HUGE Liz Earle fan I jumped at the chance.
Firstly I need to apologise for not posting this review sooner. The reason is that I normally have hair extensions (the bonded kind) and have to be careful what I put on them as most products can melt the bonds. I have temporary had my extensions taken out for a few weeks :o(. Before using them on my natural hair I was trying these products on just the ends of my hair but I wanted to use them all over to make sure I did a proper review.
So here is the review:
Firstly I loved the bottles. They were nice and large and I do love a substantial squeezy bottle lol!!!
The first thing you will notice if you use these products is the oh so yummy smell. The shampoo was truly lush. It reminds me of oranges and I think it is similar to one of the shower gels in her range Orange Flower Botanical body wash which also smells amazing.
The shampoo lathered up really well and made my hair feel so clean. I did not think the conditioner would do very much as it was not very thick as I am used to very thick conditioners. However it was perfect for my tiny fine hair as it was not to heavy.
When I went to work today for the great unveiling of my new hair style :o( I was told my hair looked very glossy and healthy.
These bottles retail at £7.50 for 200ml bottles but they last forever,(if you don't have a hubby trying to steel them that is!). They are slightly more expensive than your average chemist brands but loads cheaper than you salon ranges. There are currently 2 shampoos and 2 conditioners in her range. I went for the normal/all hair types.
I would definitely be purchasing these again as my hair smelt lovely, was shiny and squeaky clean....
Let me know if you have also tried anything by Liz Earle - I think her range is fantastic. If you want to check out Liz's range you can either shop on line at:
Or if you fancy shopping in store John Lewis now stock Liz's range
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Firstly a HUGE thank you to everyone that entered, I had over 630 entries including tweets and posts. I was seriously blown away with how many people took their time to enter, I never expected that in a million years.
But sadly there can only be one winner and the WINNER is:
This is her blog:
Congratulations honey and hope you enjoy your goodies.
Once again thank you to each and everyone one of you. It means so much to me that you took out the time to check out my blog.
I will definitely do more giveaways in the future so watch this space....
Friday, 1 October 2010
Sorry not posted anything new for a little while. I am sitting here on a horrible rainy Friday night with a glass of vino and and bag of Doritos I thought what a perfect time to show you what bits and bobs I purchased in September.
I know some of this looks a bit summery but I am off to Sunny (well hopefully sunny) Florida in the next couple of weeks. YIPPIE :o)
So without further ado this is what I purchased:
First up dresses
Primark - £11 (i think) Yes I know it does look a little like a curtain but it is nice on lol
Lipsy - ASOS (I know this is mega summery but I really, really wanted this and it was in the sale reduced from £65 to £35 I think) - HOLIDAY!! lol
TFNC - These dresses are my new obsession. I totally love Lipsy but now I am loving these just as much. I had already bought the black one see below. ASOS had some of there lovely dresses in the sale for a few days. I think it was £35 but can't remember.
TFNC again - My current fave dress. I wore this a few weeks ago and got tons of compliments. I actually bought this from TFNC website for £40. The quality and fit are fab. Definitely recommend these to everyone.
Next up tops
Body or as me and my mates call them babygrows lol. This is from Matalan and it was about £8 I think
Primark - £8 Horse shoe blouse
Primark - £5 (Another babygrow - I think sorry pants with prices)
Primark - £8ish I think!!
Matalan - £16 - God what a shocking photo! It is like HELLO where are my ankles but I promise you they are there!!!
So there you have it. A few of my recent purchases.