Thursday, 31 December 2009

In's and Out's

In
  • Starting a new shift pattern meaning much more sleep and me being a much happier person :)
  • World Duty Free allowing staff to shop :) Meaning having easy access to Bobbi Brown, Victoria Secret, Keihls, Benefit, Clinique just to name a few :)
  • My nails being super super long and healthy
  • Macs Black Track Fluid Line= True love
  • Superdrugs Aloe Vera Lip balm in a tin that smells like apple
  • My hair finally growing and finding an amazing home hair dresser who is gradually getting me to my desired colour :)
  • Being old school and drinking Snowballs over the Christmas period
  • Finding a new love for Swarovski and Thomas Sabo Jewelry
  • Lush products
  • The fact its New Years Eve!!!!
Out
  • Not finding much in the Boxing Day Sales
  • Currys being rediculous with ordering my 32" flatscreen for my room!!! Still hasnt been ordered!
  • Dry skin from this coooold weather
Not many outs this month!!

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Sunday, 27 December 2009

Lush Boxing Day Sale!

Boxing day sales hmmmmm....Yes i did venture out on Boxing Day morning to Westfield and as predicted returned back with not that much to show due to the fact it was just crazily busy!! However i did end up getting quite a bargain in Lush! I saw on Twitter a few people talking about the Lush sale and to be honest i didn't even think Lush did sales so Lush was one of the first stores i visited and I'm so glad i did. The deal in store was spend £20 and pick a "lucky dip" lush bag filled with £35 worth of goodies...well i couldn't resist. I originally was going to spend £20 on things i actually needed and wanted but to be honest the store was really quite bare, so i went with two gift boxes instead which ended up costing £20.62 or something like that!!

So i got the Sparkle gift box which includes:
Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly
Shimmy Shimmy Glitter Bar
10% Off Voucher

The other gift box was Bunty which includes:
Think Pink Bath Ballistic
Creamy Candy Bath Bubble Bar Slice
Pop In The Bath Bar Slice
Butterball Bath Ballistic
10% Off Voucher

Now when i say it was a "lucky dip" bag you got free i mean it was literally pick a large Lush bag from a table of about 30, but i have to admit i did get my boyfriend rummaging through and as soon as he shouted "a large bright pink shower gel" i said "TAKE IT" haha clearly knowing it was Snow Fairy Lol this was the one main item i was hoping to come out with..and i did, the 500g bottle...result!

I'm really happy with what i ended up with but I'm not happy with the way they were just lying in the bottom of the Lush bag, they could have at least wrapped them up as i really don't know how to store them now!!!! Dilemma hey.

OK so onto what i was given in my "Lucky Dip" bag
Wee Harry Bubble Bar
Candy Cane Bubble Bar
Christmas Eve Bubble Bar
Ruby Red Slippers Bubble Bar
Want to Believe Bath Melt
Satsumo Santa Bath Ballistic
Angels Delight Soap
Father frost Soap


Then for Christmas my boyfriends sister had got me a Star Melt and So White Bath Ballistic which i was really happy about. So i now have the full range and alot of lush goodies to be trying over the next few weeks. So be expecting some reviews guys :)

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Saturday, 26 December 2009

St Tropez Bronzing Spray!

Only just recently have i got more and more into fake tan, this is due from returning from my holiday with a tan that i wanted to maintain a little longer seeing as it is the winter! Now before my true fake tan days on nights out when i wanted more of a glow i was truly faith full to Rimmel London Sun Shimmer wash off fake tan. I have used both the shimmer and matte depending on the occasion and i have to say for a one night quick fix this product is really nice, you just have to be careful no-one spills a drink on you during the night Lol

This brings me onto the next product, St Tropez Bronzing Spray. I had heard alot of good reviews on this product and when i came across this at a local market for £6.00 i couldn't walk away without it.

What St Tropez say:
This super-fine self tan spray delivers the ultra-even, ultra-smooth all-over tan you’ve always wanted. Infused with conditioning aloe Vera and long-lasting colour, you’ll have a perfectly natural looking tan in an instant. With 360° spray technology. Our innovative Aromaguard™ fragrance technology eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma by a minimum of 70% and instead gives a beautiful subtle, yet refreshing fragrance. Created by St. Tropez the tanning experts you trust to get it right. So whatever your skin type it’s easy to use for the most natural looking, ultimate tan.

Golden Rules: Exfoliate, moisturise, hold the nozzle about 6” away from your skin and spray all over. Blend with your hand or mitt if necessary to make sure you’re covered as it’s only missed areas that can look patchy. Once you’ve got even coverage wait until you’re touch-dry before getting dressed. Try not to get wet, or sweat, for at least four hours. Finally, shower off to reveal a perfectly golden, natural looking tan. To maintain, re-apply a couple of times a week, nourish daily with a moisturiser and smooth with regular exfoliation for ultimate results.

I have been using this a couple of days a week ever since i returned from my holiday and i love it. It really does give a lovely golden glow rather than an obvious orange tan. Seeing as i have used instant tan alot in the past it was really strange for me to spray a tanning product all over my skin to only see a slight coverage, yes there is a slight coverage when you first apply which i really like but then after at least 4-5 hours it develops into an even warmer tan. I did blend the product with a tanning mit as i wanted to make sure the coverage was even but this step can be missed out as the spray does give an even converge itself i just wanted to be extra care full. I love the fact the spray is so easy, in the sense you cant apply too much, with cream base tans i feel you can make mistakes and some areas can appear darker than others but with this product this wasn't a problem. Just a quick warning please make sure if you are going to try this product out you do so in a room with a window open as you are spraying a considerable amount the fumes can get a bit much. Now i know for most of you the smell of fake tan is always a big problem as yes i found this product did have that "fake tan" smell but after showering the product off in the morning the smell did disappear slightly so don't worry girls it doesn't stick around long! Overall i really love this product and will keep repurchasing although it does retail at £20 which i feel is a bit steep for a fake tan!

Whilst searching the St Tropez website i did come across this gift set which i am now eyeing up hehe...i think i always will have a place in my heart for Instant Wash Off fake tan and this product really sounds amazing! My cousin also really rates the St Tropez Bronzer which is included in this set and seeing as i have wanted to try the bronzer for a while now it just makes sense :)

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Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Hope you all have an amazing day! X
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Monday, 21 December 2009

Blistex Lip Massage

Whilst browsing the isles of Superdrug yesterday i came across a new product from Blistex. Now i have always loved Blistex products, to be honest i think i have tried near enough every single one of their products. Only until i searched up on Blistex website did i realise how many lip products they actually have on the market,
So here is a list for you all...

Hydrating formulas
Lip Massage
Intensive Moisturiser
Lip Splash

Healing Formulas
Relief Cream

Caring Formulas
Daily Lip Conditioner
Conditioning Lip Balm
Lip Tone

Protecting Formulas
Soothing Splash
Med Plus
Med Plus Stick

Now i am sure alot of you could tick off a few there you have tried in the past or use all the time, i know the Intensive Moisturiser is a popular one but like me i think you will be shocked as to how many are available on the market.

So onto the newest edition "Lip Massage" even the name is exciting! Of course when i saw this in Superdrug i had to have it and give it a try.

OK so i think you can tell there is a rather exciting part to this lip balm Lol I'm sorry about the last picture i know it looks a bit funny but i couldn't take it any other way. So this is like a normal twist up lip balm but the only difference is the end, its plastic with ridges on it to give you a massage feel over your lips. Now i know what you are all thinking, yes its gimmicky but i kind of like that about it.

Now at this point I'm just going to jump in and tell you guys what Blistex say about this lip balm...

"When lips are dry and flaky use this softening treat meant lip cream with its unique, massaging tip, for smooth refreshed and gorgeous lips. Twist the cream and use the applicator to gently massage over your lips".

I know the plastic applicator looks like it could really hurt your lips but don't worry it is a soft surface with pliable ridges so the idea behind it is to massage away any rough spots on your lips to leave them smooth and refreshed without irritation. Now what with it being such a cold winter this is going to be a great product for those who suffer with dry chapped lips and i am one of those people so i am so glad to have found this product. I have to say this though, if you do not like thick lip balms then this really isn't going to be for you, however i love them so this is just an added bonus for me. The formula contains Shea Butter, Squalane and Aloe Vera so this is why the consistency is really thick. It also smells gorgeous too, it has a really flowery sweet smell to it...if that combination is possible!!!

I have a feeling i will be stocking up on a few of these and only costing £1.63 you cant really go wrong!

If any of you have tried this or do try it then i would love to know what you think!

Disclaimer: Yes i did purchase this with my own money and No i am Not being paid to do this review, this is my honest thoughts.
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Saturday, 19 December 2009

When Christmas Shopping Turns To Shopping For Yourself!!

I know we are all guilty of buying a few gifts for ourselves whilst out Christmas shopping so i just thought id share with you what i got today!

I don't think i will ever stop loving floral print to i got these two gorgeous bags from Primark today which will be great for Spring...I know I know, its not even Christmas yet and im thinking about Spring but i had to have some excuse to buy these hehe!

This bag cost £9
and this bag £6
After alot of help via Twitter...Thank you girlie's, i managed to get my hands on a backcombing/teasing brush from an Afro hair store for only £1.50!!

My boyfriend was then kind enough to drive me to the nearest Hobby Craft so i could pick up some magnets for my Mac Palette as i haven't been able to find any anywhere so i ended up buying 10 packets so i know i wont run out!!

Lastly something i was rather excited about!!!! Limited Edition Christmas Oreos!!! Ahhhhhhh bliss! Who else LOVES Oreos :))))
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Oral B Triumph 5000 electric toothbrush!!


I have just come across this Oral B toothbrush on the Boots website and i just wondered if anyone has one as i think it looks amazing but I'm a bit hesitant about spending £62.50 on a toothbrush although it was originally £159.99.
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Soap&Glory Hat Box!

Soap&Glory's bargain of the year!!! This gift set was originally £50 and for one day only boots had it on sale for an amazing £20!! So i was lucky enough to get my hands on one at the boots at my work!

I love the box its going to be great for storage as its sooo big!

Ok so onto what is inside...

A limited edition Sexy Mother™ Pucker Lip Gloss 7ml
The Daily Smooth™ Body Butter 250ml
Clean On Me™ Body Wash 75ml
Flake Away™ Body Buff 50ml
Girligo™ Moisturising Mist 100ml
Hair Supply™ Hair Mask 50ml
Hand Food™ Hand Cream 50ml
The Greatest Scrub of All™ Facial Smoother 125ml
Clean Mary™ Facial Cleansing Milk 75ml
I-Foam™ Body Wash 200ml
Butter Up™ Body Butter 200ml
A super sized Sudsy Puff
A beautiful striped drawstring bag

I am really excited to try out all of these amazing products over Christmas!!
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John Frieda Curling Products!

About two weeks ago i got really upset and annoyed with myself for cutting my hair short over a year and a half ago as i missed being able to have my hair in different styles especially curly. So one night i radded my mums cupboards(sorry mummy hehe) and came across the whole range of curling products by John Frieda as my mum has naturally curly hair. So on a mission i decided to wash my hair then scrunch it using these products..

John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum: I applied a pea size amount throughout my hair just to keep the frizz under control after my hair had been towel dried.

John Frieda Curl Controller: I applied about a 2p sized amount into my hands, rubbed together then ran my fingers through my hair just to give the curls a bit more effaces

John Frieda Dream Curls Curl Protector: I sprayed this throughout my hair using the scrunching technique. This is more like a hair spray so it does dry slightly crispy but this means the curls stay in place really well.

After leaving my hair to dry naturally for about 30-45minutes i then sprayed..

John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum Finishing Spray: I absolutely love this spray, it smells gorgeous and gives such an amazing shine and finish.

I have been having my hair in this style for a while now and i have been getting so many compliments, i am so happy i can finally have my hair in a different style and it means it gives my hair a break from heat which is always a good thing :) Thank you mummy for the products..i promise i will replace if i use it all up hehe I know you don't mind!!

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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Finally feeling Christmassy :)

My tree has been up for about a week now but its just taken me a while to post a picture..sorry guys! I just wanted to share with you what my Christmas tree looks like this year and ask who else feels that once your Christmas tree is up the month of December totally changes?!? The first week of December me and my family don't have the Christmas tree up and it feels like any other month, then comes the second week and up goes the tree and suddenly everything feels different and you really know Christmas is coming! Eeeeeeee sooo exciting!!

I love Christmas!!!!!
P.s I apologise that the top of the tree has been cut off in the picture!!

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Updated Storage Collection!

I remember posting a picture of a set of two draws that i was using for my make up....well it has slightly grown since then so just thought i would leave a few pictures on here for you all to have a look at!
Video will be coming soon on YouTube!


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Pantene-Nature Fusion

OK so I'm going to be honest, I have always been slightly weary of Pantene only because as a little girl i literally hated having my hair washed and both my parents would have to hold me down to actually wash my hair and the shampoo they would always use was Pantene. So since those days the smell of Pantene would bring back awful memories of my childhood but don't worry guys i don't have that fear anymore Lol! So when i returned back from holiday i realised i was out of shampoo so quickly rushed up to the local supermarket and came across and new range from Pantene called Nature Fusion and to my relief the smell was actually totally different to the normal Pantene smell and smelt really good. Being the beauty addict i am and always wanting to try the new products i picked the shampoo and conditioner up.

So there are two collections within the Nature Fusion range:

Moisture Balance Collection-Enriched with Cassia and a unique blend of aloe Vera, ginger and calendula extracts to lock in moisture for touchable softness.

Smooth Vitality Collection-Enriched with Cassia and a unique blend of avocado oil, bamboo and grape seed extracts to tame frizzy hair leaving it silky and smooth.

Seeing as i don't have frizzy hair i went with Moisture Balance.

What Pantene say:

Inspired by nature- Known for its protective qualities the Cassia flower has been used in Ayurvedic and traditional medicine for over 4,700 years.
Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion began with a small seed of an idea inspired by the rich history of the plant Cassia. Native to India and China, the Cassia plant has been used in Ayurvedic and traditional medicines for over 4,700 years. Rooted in ancient forms of health preservation the understanding of Cassia's potential is now beginning to grow and flourish as nature and science interrogate.

What i think:

Overall i was pleasantly surprised and will either be re purchasing or trying out the smooth vitality collection. The shampoo itself is a really nice texture, unlike most shampoos that are of a more creamy texture this is slightly watered down but in a good way and is bright orange which i have never seen before. It smells amazing and leaves such a lovely scent in your hair. I have quite smooth hair anyway but this shampoo and conditioner definitely left my hair extremely shiny. When i was younger i found Pantene left my hair greasy after washing it but i haven't found that at all with this collection. You get a good 400ml with the shampoo and 300ml with the conditioner and seeing as most supermarkets have it on offer for 2 for £5 you really are getting a great deal for a really lovely shampoo and conditioner.

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Sunday, 13 December 2009

Another Staff Sale....

Its that time again....Staff Sale!! Now most of you know that i work at an airport which means duty free is available however unless you work for duty free you are not able to buy anything(only from Mac) which is why staff sales come about and being the beauty addict i am i attend nearly every sale, so here is what i picked up!

Clarins Travel Size Set including:
Hand and Nail Treatment Cream
Eau Dynamisante Invigorating Fragrance
Beauty Flash Balm
HydraQuench Cream

This cost £20

I think i honestly bought this perfume due to its size its absolutely HUGE its 300ml! I don't think you can see the true extent to how big it actually is so i took a picture of it next to my D&G 100ml perfume. The perfume is by Marc Jacobs and its called "Lemon" and that is literally what it smells of but it will be great for the summer or just for a general room fragrance as i think it will last me a rather long time ha ha! This only cost £15 bargain i say!

Until next time....
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Monday, 7 December 2009

Philippines Trip November 2009!

video
Here is also some pictures of my holiday in the Philippines!
Hope you enjoy xxx
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