28 November 2013

CHERYL L'OREAL COLLECTION PRIVEE LIPSTICK ULTIMATE NUDE?


I have been on the look out for an inexpensive nude lipstick for quite a while now, but just not found the right shade as they are either to pink or too brown. Then the lovely people at l'Oreal decide to launch the L'Oreal color Riche collection Privee lipstick range and I thought I should check it out.
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27 November 2013

L'OREAL ELNETT HEAT PROTECT SPRAY STRAIGHT REVIEW



This product came on to the market a little while ago with Cheryl Cole fronting the campaign.  I did not really discover it until my much loved GHD protector ran out and became to expensive to justify it.  I have been a fan of L'Oreal Elnett hair spray for as long as I can remember have always used it.  I was intrigued to see how this product worked as they produce good quality hair spray.  I have wavy long hair which if not controlled becomes unruly and frizzy so need a heat protect spray as I always blow dry my hair straight and use GHD's.  

Info : 170ml spray bottle costs around £7.99 at Boots but is currently on offer at £3.99.  Available in 3 different types volume, waves and straight they all include the 3 day heat protect technology, protecting hair up to 230 degrees . 

My hair routine is I wash my hair as per normal using argan shampoo and conditioner and then towel dry.  I then spray around 5-6 pumps over my whole head ensuring an even distribution of product and making sure I don't get too close to the hair.  It is really important not to put too much on as it can cause your hair to get weighed down effecting the final finish.

 I really like the nozzle and spraying action is really easy and effective to use.  I also use a oil in my hair at this stage and then just blow dry my hair straight and don't have to use GHD's every time.  The product has a lovely smell to it similar to elnett hair spray and makes my hair lovely and smooth.  

It definitely kept my hair straight for 3 days and lives up to that claim!  Have you tried any of the Elnett Satin heat protectors? 




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26 November 2013

THE BUDGET BEAUTY BUY SERIES: NAIL DRY SPRAY


Who really has the time to sit patiently while their nails dry?  I know sitting in a salon having a manicure can be ultra relaxing and I do love a bit of pampering.  But normally I paint my nails in the comfort of my home on a Sunday night watching TV.  Many a time I have thought my nails to be dry when they are not and ended up ruining them.  This product speeds up the process of drying into few minutes instead of half an hour.  

There are quite a few different brands on the market available on the high street.  I have tried a few different ones in the past but this is my favourite as it only costs £1 from Poundland!  I am normally very cautious about makeup and beauty products from Poundland due to shelf life but don't have a issue with sprays.  It comes in 150 ml bottle and lasts a long time as you only need two sprays.

No more smudged nails as are touch dry in about 2 minutes and can be used on most nail varnishes.  You simply paint your nails and then spray approx 4cm away from the nail and wait to dry for a few minutes.  The only negative is the smell as all these drying sprays have a chemical scent but it comes in seconds. For the price you can't go wrong!

what are your tricks for quick drying nails?
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25 November 2013

MANI MONDAY - PERFECT NUDE ESSIE NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE


I don't know about you but I love a nude nail varnish when you don't want your nails to distract from your outfit.  Essie nail varnishes have really cute names which I really like and are now really accessible to purchase.  I think originally this shade was in the core line a few years ago but can now be purchased as part of the Essie diffusion range found in boots and Superdrug for £7.99 Superdrug click here



Not just a pretty face it is a nude pink tone nail polish, which is sheer and matt in finnish.  Depending upon your natural nail colour and depth of colour you can use either two or three layers of polish.  I love the quality of Essie nail polishes as the brushes are just the right width and make it really easy to apply.  They have a extensive range of shades available of both classic and trend colours.  As you can see this is a much loved colour and my go to nude polish.  

Have you tried any of the Essie polishes? what is your go to nude polish?







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23 November 2013

GIVEAWAY WIN BODY SHOP GOODIES


 IT'S GIVE AWAY TIME!


This is my first giveaway and I wanted to do this for chritmas and to thank everyone who has been following my blog and supporting it over the last 6 months! never thought I would have so much fun writing it!

This giveaway will run from 13th November to 30th November, the winner will be contacted for details.  I want this to arrive in time for christmas!

Prize:

1 x 60ml coconut shower cream
1 x 60ml pink grapefruit shower gel
1 x 250ml white musk libertine body lotion


Rules:

  1. Open to UK residents (sorry international followers will do a international giveawy after christmas!)
  2. Follow the blog on either GFC or via Bloglovin either is fine but will check so no cheating!
  3. Give away rusn from 13th November to 30th November
  4. Only 1 winner will be contacted after giveaway finished.


Good luck to all entrants!






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22 November 2013

SUNSHINE AWARD




 The sunshine Award is given out to bloggers who inspire creativity and Positivity.  I am so honoured to have been thought of for this so a HUGE thank you to Kate Spitz for nominating me for it!! I love her blog so be sure to check it out!

The rules are to provide 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions set for you, provide 11 questions yourself and tag 11 lovely bloggers to do it too.

 11 facts about me :
  1. I am writing this post at a crazy time in the night/morning as can't sleep
  2. I don't drink tea or coffee
  3. I am a slight clean freak think Monica in friends
  4. I am addicted to Words with friends game
  5. I love watching E channel to my husbands dismay
  6. Friends and Greys anatomy are my favourite TV series
  7. My favourite film is pretty Woman must of seen it 100 times
  8. I love going on holiday to the beach (sun Worshipper)
  9. I love a bargin
  10. I love candles
  11. My Ipad is always attached to my hand
11 Questions from Kate:

  1. What is your favourite Starbucks drink? Hot chocolate
  2. Who is your current celebrity crush? Ryan Gosling
  3. What is the next place you want to travel to? America
  4. What was your favourite vacation? My Hooneymoon a road tripp in America 
  5. Do you believe in soul mates?Yes my husband
  6. What is your least favourite movie? Vanila sky
  7. Why did you start blogging? Thought it would be fun and friends say I have great beauty advice so wanted to share it.
  8. Do you collect anything? If so what? Makeup
  9. What is the best piece of advice someone gave you? Be true to yourself
  10. What is your favourite quote? Too many cooks spoil the broth
  11. What is your happy place? my home
I nominate:

Look at me Beauty
Allthingsglitterandbeauty
Ballerina and buttons
Ferdie's Beauty Finds
Emmi Hearts
Beauty, Bits and Bobs by Jess
Lucie-Rose
Makeupbycandlelight
Green Tea
AndyStyle
Sugarfixxbeauty


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18 November 2013

CARNABY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

On Thursday night I managed to make it to see the christmas lights being turned on in Carnaby Street.  One of the advantages of not living too far from London means I can pop to things like this.  It also meant that I could take advantage of the 20% discount, start my christmas shopping and also pick up a few things I had been after.  Being the 'Year of the Robin' this took the central theme  for the light display.  Where there was lots of 3D Robins for the lights as you can see from my pictures.




It was a really great evening and packed with people.  There was a lot going on with discounts, giveaways, goody bags (of which I did not managed to get!) and free gifts with purchase.  The band and free drinks also added to a really good vibe. 

 My main aim was to visit Mac who had 20% off all evening.  It is very rare to get discount at Mac when you don't have a pro discount card so I took advantage of the discount and picked up a few items (haul post to follow).

I also did some christmas shopping but I won't be sharing with you those purchases-don't want to let the cat out the bag!  

I popped into Illamasqua to have a browse as I don't normally get the chance to.  This is where I stumbled upon finding them creating looks in the window of the store. Please excuse iphone quality of pics but gives you an idea I always love watching makeup artists at work and such a great idea!


I hope everyone is starting to get excited about christmas as much as me!

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14 November 2013

OCTOBER EMPTIES REVIEW




Well what a quick month October was well that's at least what I thought it flew by and here I am again digging out my box which houses my empties.  So without much further a do here is what I have actually used up last month.  I think this reflects the fact I was on holiday for half the month seems so long ago now!
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12 November 2013

MY LIP OBSESSION CAUDALIE LIP CONDITIONER



This has to be my newest lip product obsession I bought it back in the summer and did not get chance to use it.  But dug it out last month to go holiday and have been using it non stop, especially since the cold weather has come you need lip balms to keep those dry lips at bay!  

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4 November 2013

MANICURE MONDAY MODELS OWN BEETLE JUICE PINKY BROWN NAIL POLISH

MODELS OWN BEETLE JUICE NAIL POLISH
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