Sunday, 18 April 2010

Haul 10! and NOTW

This is just a small haul that I picked up in T J Hues as they have some bargins on make up.

  • Sally hansen dimond shine top coat £2
  • Stila eye shadow in Tone & Launey £3
  • Revlon eyeshadow £2.50

I am in love with this colour been wearing it alllll week its Revlons new summer collection polish in "lilac pastelle" 031

Monday, 12 April 2010

Hyped up products that I'm glad I brought into and a few regrets!!

I'm not going to lie I love a bit of hype on blogger to me I find it exciting to hear about it, then to see it creeping into peoples hauls and finally reviews start popping up on my reading list. I then enjoy a trip into town to take advantage of introductory offers. So yes I'm a sucker for a bit of hype but hey its not doing anybody any harm, well only to my bank balance :)

Here are the products that were hyped on blogger and I'm thankful for as I would have probably over looked them....

I actually like Bourjois healthy mix foundation for when I don't feel like wearing such a heavy foundation and it covers pretty well. I like that it does not have a totally matt finish as I have been into the more dewy look lately. The concealer works really well under the eyes as it is a light liquid unlike more solid concealers which can look cakaey under the eye area. No so good for hiding spots though.

This is my first and only MSF its in "by candlelight" and I only purchased this due to the rave reviews it had on blogger. I can tell you know I am in love with this product i wear it nearly every day since I got it back in January so that is £19 well spent.

I would probably have picked up Maybellines falsies mascara anyway just souly on the packaging but I have really liked it so far there may even be a repurchase in the pip line.

I never looked at Revlon products before I starting reading blogs I always over looked it in Boots and Superdrug but my opinion about the brand has truly changed. I have worn this foundation three times so far and like its natural finish it gives, while concealing fairly well. As of yet I have not had any problems with the much talked about "glitter".

I use this Sleek "storm" pallet on a regular basis and I wouldn't have picked this up in Superdrug had it not been for blogger due to the fact that for the price I would have assumed that the quality of the product was rubbish.

I never wore lipstick before blogger but GOSH darling and Mac's cerem d'nude changed all that for the better.

As well as all the good products I have discovered there a been a few hyped up products I have had a short fling with but the relationship sizzled out fast. Here they are...

mac fix + = Just don't get it
Barry M 101= very dry, makes lips look chapped and also not flattering (on me)
Mac's lipglasses= These glosses sit in the lines on my lips and don't look nice at all

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Haul 9 and NOTD

If you read my last post you know that I was going into town to do a bit of shopping to pick me up. Here is what I got half planed half unplanned.

The blushers is NO.17 in "Bramble frost" it is more of a pale pink highlight than a blush and this is the reason I brought it as I am not a huge fan of blush. I then picked up the Hyped up Revelon photo finish foundation in "002 vanilla" possibly a bit light for my NC20 skin but nothing a dusting of Bronzer won't fix. I then picked up L'oreals lash serum as I wish to strengthen my eyelashes as I feel always rubbing them at night to get my mascara off must batter them a bit.

on to the polishes....

Revlons "031 lilac pastelle" , NO.17 "fairy cake", NO.17 "sherbet lemon" and finally Beauty UK "neon pink".

Hear are the swatches for the polishes.........

neon pink, lilac pastelle, sherbet lemon and fairy cake.

and here is what i decided on for my nails today, I wish I had kept them short though.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

thursday ramble and fix +

I'm a bit disappointed and a little upset, I had an amazing trip away to London planned with my boyfriend to celebrate our 4yr anniversary however unfortunately my boyfriend had a car crash. Thank god he was not injured but the poor car has gone to the car heven in the sky. Fortunately my boyfriend had ordered a brand new car which he picked up today but he was going to do a trade in and now he has to pay full price due to there now being no car to trade in (yes he is seriously annoyed). This means that all the money we had save for the trip has now gone on the car.

To make my self feel a little better I'm going to go into town and check out some of the new make up collection. I really want to see the Revlon photo ready foundation, Revlon's new lip glosses and Barry M's ice cream nail paints. So there will quite possible there will be a haul coming up shortly :D all ways look on the bright side and all.

my second little moan of this post sorry for the negativity of it all is I just don't get Mac's Fix + I can't seem to achieve the glowing finish on my foundation that everybody else seems to get. Maybe using a matt foundation means it is just not possible.....? I would just like you all to tell me how you uses your fix + and what other uses you have found for it?

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Project bathroom update

I am slowly getting there here is a picture all off the empties that I have gathered in the last 2 weeks or so. I want do reviews on the products because they are quite boring but if there is something you spy and want to know more about it then feel free to ask in the comment section bellow :)

Actually one product which is defiantly worth a mention is the Lee stafford hair mask that is meant to make your hair grow, I love this stuff and i think it might be working so I will defiantly repurchase when I come off of project bathroom. 5 down 500 left to go!!!

March favourties part 2 ....finaly

  1. I have been using Bourjois healthy mix concealer as my under eye concealer and i actually really like it. It is quite light and blends easily. I is to light to use when you need to cover up a brake out.

  2. I have been reaching for Bourjois healthy mix foundation on days that i don't need my foundation to last 16hr because frankly this foundation does not do that. however i like the coverage and is lighter coverage than i usually go for but in fact i think it is working for more i feel less caked in make up and at the moment i am really in love with the dewy look and am so over the matt look. ( for this month anyway).

  3. I have been laying of the eye shadow this month and just been using a light brown all over the lid and then using an urban decay 24/7 eye liner pencil with lashing of mascara. The colours i have been loving and using daily are stash which is an olive green with flecks of gold, rockstar which is a deep eggplant colour I will defiantly be buying the full size and corrupt which is a true dark brown. swatches bellow :) flash has been used!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

March favourites :) Part 1 skin care

So we are 3 months into the yr which is 2010 and already there has been many hyped up beauty products which I'm sure many have brought into, me included. So here is was I have been loving this month in the world of skin care and make up.

First is skin care

from left to right

  • This is the scrublet that comes with the l'oreal cleanser and while I didn't rate that, I do love the "scrubblet" that came with it and wish they sold these separately. I feel that it makes my cleanser work harder and really gets all my make up off and works down into the pores while gently exfoliating. I do know that soap & glory sell a similar face massager so I might have to purchase one of those when my L'oreal one gets mucky.
  • DR Nick Lowe , spot treatment gel is AMAZING it has cleared the brake outs on my chin like nothing else has ever done before, I will defiantly be purchasing a full size when the sample runs out.
  • Superdrug vitamin E illuminating moisturising cream, I have been using the everyday under my foundation and really really rate this product so much that I did a rave review on it. click here to check out the review.
  • Garnier pure active deep poor unclogging wash, I picked up this as my spots on my chin have gone but there marks still remain this product promises to fade them and so far I can see a slight improvement even after 2 weeks.

Part to will follow shortly

Friday, 26 March 2010

Soap and glory review and new layout

Hey all, I have been playing around with my blog layout today I still could not manage to get two sidebars so if anybody knows how to achieve this then please let me know! I think the new layout it a lost simpler which at the moment I like :) let me know what you think.

I got the soap and glory daily smooth in my big thrill hat box, the smell is not my favorite from the range and is described as bergamot,blackcurrant, magnolia with vanilla and musk. The product its self it as thick as a body butter, yet sinks in surprisingly quickly so thumbs up for that. however I developed a little rash on my left shoulder a couple of months ago so discontinued using any body lotions, I then began to use this again and the same rash has appeared so I am wondering if this is the cause. which is a shame :(

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


I have been meaning to put this up for a while, here is my small haul from last week :) This will be the last haul for, fingers crossed, 30days and counting i am going to go on project bathroom again for the second time this year after failing miserably as the beginning of the yr. So expect lot of reviews to be coming up. I think i might save the packaging and show you all what i have used up therefore i can track my progress ( even if it is slow) while giving my opinion.

so for the last time here is was i picked up in Boots the other day ( saying this saddens me)

  • Tresemme hair spray volume & lift , good for back combing hair on a night out £3 on offer at Boots.
  • Clearasil over night was , 2 for £7.50 at Boots
  • Clearasil over night serum , 2 for $7.50 at Boots
  • No.7 calm skin balm picked up with N0.7 voucher, this is my third bottle of this i love it and is a staple in my skin care regime.

so that is my final haul for 30days, i think i am already 4days in and so far so good, wish me luck :)

Friday, 19 March 2010

Every day make up storage solution

I do store my make up in a big set of draw but searching for it in the morning and then putting it back was something i was not amazing at my desk tended to look like this after a few days.........

So i pooped into tesco with my boyfriend last night to get dinner and these pink draws were half price as £4 so I picked one up, i decided to put into the draws things that i am using every day that week.I will show you what is in each draw if you see any thing you would like a review on then just leave it in the comments below. :)

Top draw

Middle draw Bottom draw I think i will rotate what is in the draws on a fortnightly bases so that i can rediscover and use things in my collection

Monday, 15 March 2010

Maybelline Falsies review

First off I would like to say hello and thank you to all my new subscribers, can't believe I have almost made it to 100!!! I get so excited when i log on to blogger and see my subscriber number has gone up.

So I picked up the mascara the other week and so far I'm liking it, the curve of the brush really helps to curl the lashes and coat each one with mascara. The formula is not clumpy always a plus. I tend to do about 3 coats, yes i know that may seem alot to some but i really do want the false look. Not 100% if it will be a repurchase or not yet but it is defiantly a contender.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Product rave, a bargin at under £2.50

I purchased Surperdrugs vitamin E illuminating moisture cream (and breath), after seeing it in Look magazine. I have been really into the dewy look recently so thought i would give it a go at about £2.40 for 50ml. I must say i love it so much, it really does make you look radiant and while it would be to shimmery if worn alone once under a foundation it just makes you glow! the cream its self is quite thick so apply thinly. It also has the added bonus of a spf 15! so to sum it up

  1. It makes you glow

  2. 12 hr moisturiser

  3. uva / uvb protection
  4. spf 15

  5. vitamin E for an antioxidant to protect the skin for the environment

  6. under £2.50


hand with out cream on, with flash on , p.s my hand is red as i have just scrub some swatches off

hand with illuminating cream , with flash on

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

haul 7 bargain!!

Bourjois healthy mix foundation and concealer have been all over the beauty blogging world, which of course made me intrigued to try it, however i decided against it. But then i was in Loyds the pharmacy the other day and they had it on offer which was buy the foundation and get the concealer free!!!! where as all the other drug stores had just been offering £2 off. I thought that this offer was way to good to miss so i went for it :) xXx

Monday, 8 March 2010

something a little different....

I have never done a book review before but i might start let me no what you think :) I really wanted to love the Twilight books and a did try but i just couldn't see what all the fuss was about. On the other hand i am a true Harry Potter fan and can totally see what all the fuss is about there. I picked up some books the other day with a voucher i had from waterstones for Christmas, as they has a 3 for 2 going on. Here is one of the books i picked up......

This in my opinion is the vampire version of Harry Potter its all about a normal girl who is "marked" by a vampire tracker and if she wants to live then she need to attend the House of Night boarding school to complete her transformation into a full changed adult vampire. although all the kids at the school have the mark her mark is different to everyone elces and gives her strange ability's which most "fledglings" can only wish they beheld.

I loved this book so much i read it in a day!!! so far it is in a series of 7 i don't know if more are to be written but i rushed out to by book 2 & 3 today and i cant Waite to get stuck in again. :) xXx

5/5 from me

hehe you will find this book in the teen fiction section of a book shop like you would twilight and so on :D

I also want to read True blood had anybody elce read those???????

Sunday, 7 March 2010

haul 6!

I popped into boots yesterday and here is what i picked up, i had £35 worth of points so i though i would spend some though this decision was made due to a lack of other funds. what i got ...

  • L'oreal perfect clean in dry/sensitive with the pop out scrublet, I have been drawn to this since i first saw it advertised so yes i am a sucker for advertisements and the PR people got me suckered (again *sigh*). I used it last night and I am so far impressed as the scrubblet it white you can literally see your make up come off which is quite satisfying.
  • Maybelline falsies mascara, any thing that promises big lashes i buy and the tube is pink enough said,.
  • boots tea tree nose strips, these get black heads out like a treat they are a repeat purchase i use them all the time.
  • Boots No7 wipes, best make up wipes i have ever used and boots are doing their No.7 vouchers again so i got these for about £1.50!!!

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Friday, 5 March 2010

NOTW :) and help with E.L.F

simple yet effective! created with a random black polish and some stickers from ebay

I have been wanting to do an order from e.l.f for ages just asking you all what you have found to be their best products to give me an idea of what to get! feel free to warn me away from products as well!! xXx

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Max Factor goodies

Boots are doing an offer at the moment were you spend £15 on Max factor and get a free gift. I fancied a change from liquid foundation and having to apply it so wanted to try their miracle touch compact foundation. I also herd really good things about their facefinity compact powder and as i had run out of my benefit one and this was half the price i thought i would give it a go.

I got the powder in 02 ivory and the foundation in creamy ivory 40. I'm an NC20 in summer and NC15 in winter.

In side the gift was

  • kole pencil in black
  • nail polish in disco pink
  • lipstick in 510 English rose
  • marsterpice mascara
  • lasting performance foundation
  • voucher for £2 off their new mascara
  • 2 samples of their new second skin foundation

I think this is such a good gift so just thought i would share it with you as i was so excited :D xXx

Monday, 1 March 2010

Maybelline XXL extensions mascara

I brought Maybelline XXL extensions mascara recently as i wanted really volumised false looking lashes, maybe i was being to expectant! So onto the review

Brush: The brush is the old traditional style bristle brush which is quite petite when compared to today's brushes such as Mayballine's recent successes "the colossal".

Formula: The formula is not clumpy however it is also not long lasting as i put this on the other day for a lazy Sunday and with in 2hrs i had the pander eye effect! this alone means the mascara is not rated highly in my books.

The white primer: This was grate to add volume and length to my lashes and although this will not become my go to mascara i will continue to use the white primer under my favoured cover girl lash blast.

The black mascara: It is nothing special and reminds me of a very cheap mascara however it does not clump yet it does not lengthen or volumies either.

If anybody knows of an amazing mascara which gives the false lash effect to short eyelashes please let me know :D x

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Feburary favourites

I can't believe its all most march. The news year resolutions are nearly all but a faint memory though i am still going to the gym at least once a week, last week a manged 3 visits which as you can tell i am proud of an a little shocked. So here follows my products which have brought me joy over the last month :)

  1. I have been straighting my hair a lot this month so have been using Tony & guys iron it heat defence spray, which keeps my hair straight all day and also smells like you have been in the hear dressers.
  2. I have also be back combing my hair alot this month on night out to get big voulmised hair so i have been using Shockwaves ultra strong hair spray which even hold my hair after hrs of dancing and in a really really hot night club!
  3. Mac minralize skin finish, i have been loving this all month and so glad that i purchased it well worth the money.
  4. i have been applying this mac skin finish and my bronzers with this slanted powder brush by Benefit which allows for such precises application.
  5. max factor second skin foundation, gives a natural finish but yer gives a full coverage hence i have been loving it this month.
  6. maybelline the colossal mascara, gives grate volume without clumping
  7. soap and glory some like it hot thermal body scrub, i was blown away with this product now only does it heat up really really well but it retains the heat better than any other product i have tried, also it leaves skin so smooth smother than any low end brand body scrub i have ever tried.
so hears to march and another month of new product loves and discovery's!!! xXx

Saturday, 27 February 2010

new skin care routine!

Nothing has cleared the brake outs on my chin and they were really starting to annoy me so i decided to completely change my skin care. Boots were doing an offer which enabled me to get this complete skin care routine from Dr Nick Lowe for about £8. you also got a nice travel case as a bonus! They are obviously travel sizes but what a great way to test it out. what was inside...
  • purifying foam cleanser 50ml
  • sebum control toner 50ml
  • oil control day cream 2ml
  • spot gel 5ml

I really wish i had taken an before and after picture of my chin because it has made such a dramatic difference. I have been applying the spot gel to my chin before bed each night after i have cleansed and toned and now my brake out has almost completely cleared up!!! The next challenge is if it stays clear and when i next have a brake out but I will 100% repurchase the spot gel when it runs out.

I will give an update between 2 weeks and a months time :) fingers crossed xXx

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Haul 4

I went to superdrug yesterday to try and pick up the Barry M neon nail paint which they didn't have (boo hiss) however three other items lepta in to my basket and before I knew it i was handing over the cash. Here is what I got.......

  • I love hair masks and tend to use them instead of conditioner, i picked up the new herbal essences split end preventer hair mask on an offer price of £1.50
  • I then picked up the herbal essences split end preventer cream for £1.50, i didn't even need this I just saw the word split ends and grabbed it!!!
  • Then i got the big 500ml pot of TRESemme hair mask for dry brittle hair it was on offer at £2 bargain!!!!

so yay more lovely stuff to clutter up my bathroom :D I'm also going to the CCO on Friday I am so excited!!!!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Tiffany & co request

Some people wanted to see what was in the tiffany box i got for valentines day and well this is it :D xXx My lovley boyfriend also got me a diffrent tiffany braclet last yr for our 3yr aniversary I think they are going to look lovely together. I didnt no he was going to do this and am still getting over the shock :P

Brand focus clean& clear!

Just thought i would show you what i have from this brand and what i thinking about each product :)
  • Deep cleansing warming scrub- The warming sensation does not last long and when i wash it off it seems to leave a slightly greasy trace on my face therefore i wont repurchase this.
  • Advantage quick clear daily treatment- This hasn't cleared up my brake out on my chin however it does leave my face feeling sooo soft and smooth so therefore i would repurchase.
  • Blackhead eraser mask- I do like the mask for drying out spots and also it does seem to clean deep into the pores so i like this.
  • Deep cream wash- I used to love this it worked so well however the effect does not seem to have lasted :( though i would give it another go in the future so i would repurchase this.
  • Blackhead clearing lotion- I don't feel this product does any thing enough said.

love to hear what your favorite products are from the range or if you had a different experience to me? :D xXx

Monday, 15 February 2010

haul 3

These are things i have picked up in the last 2 weeks,

  • Sudocream: I thought i was try this as i herd it is good for spots
  • Rimmel lip stick in CHIC got of ebay for £1
  • Max factor second skin foundation, I love this foundation but the shade i have is to dark for me in the winter so i went and got the lighter one,
  • Benefit get even powders, these are my 4th and 5th ones i love them and always have one in my handbag and on a night out.
  • Rimmel clear lip gloss, i just got this to go over my matt lip sticks
  • Boot Botanics eye make up remover, got this as i have herd so many good things.
  • DKNY be delicious perfume and lotion, they were selling this in boots for under £5 so i just couldn't resists!!!

valentines day

I hope everybody had a good one and if your single I hope you all went out with your girls!! I wasn't going to do this but seen as everyone elce has and people seem to enjoy reading them i thought i would jump on the bandwagon.

so i had to work yesterday :( but this is was I can home to........

I don't think he could have done it any better! He also cooked me a wonderful meal and we had a bottle of champagne, i this this was the best valentines day i have ever had out of the four years we have been together :D I am still smiling now.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

beauty innovative

I stumbled across this advert in cosmopolitan and was instantly intrigued as there is no way i can splash out on the clarisonic, the "scrublet" promises a deep pore, 360 degree cleans. It comes in normal/combination skin and then there is a pink creamier one for dry/sensitive skin and there is also a scrub for all skin types which is orange in colour.

It retails for under £5 and I am interested to try this.
Has anybody elce???

I just hope I am not as disappointed with this as I was with the neutrogena wave.
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