Saturday, 25 December 2010

**Merry Christmas**

Hello Everyone.

I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope you all have an amazing day filled with lots of fun, food and games!! Unfortunately i am off to work now(that's what you get for working at the airport lol) and i don't finish until 10pm so i miss most of the day but i am excited to come home tonight to eat lots of food and enjoy the rest of the day with my family!

I also just wanted to take the time to say a HUGE thank-you to all my followers. You have all been amazing over the past year and i do hope you have enjoyed my post's. Thank-you to everyone who comments on post's and everyone who clicks 'follow' it really means a lot.

I'm sorry there hasn't been many post's over the last week or so its just been a very hectic week so hopefully after Christmas they will resume as normal :-)

Thank-you again everyone and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all


Friday, 17 December 2010

Beautifully Delicious Apple & Watermelon Bubblelicious Bath & Shower Gel

I Think you all know that i love shower gel and i am always on the look out for a new discovery.

So today i have for you Beautifully Delicious Apple & Watermelon Bubblelicious Bath & Shower Gel which unfortunately is LIMITED EDITION!!!

I do love Beautifully Delicious products as they all smell amazing and they have such a huge range of products and scents. I actually picked this shower gel up from Sainsburys for only £2.99 for 500ml so you get so much product for your money. To be honest the whole Beautifully Delicious range is really affordable.

How gorgeous is the bottle?? So sparkly!

The scent is just to die for..well for me anyway if you don't like the smell of watermelon then this isn't for you. Its really sweet and fresh. Its not really a winter scent so I'm not too sure as to why it is Limited Edition in the winter as i would swear by this product in the summer!! It really wakes me up in the morning.

What Beautifully Delicious say:
This Limited Edition bath & shower gel is full to the brim with delicious ingredients that are just too good to eat! Lose yourself in mouthwatering extracts of juicy apple and succulent watermelon for a truly uplifting sensory sensation.

You can also get this product from the Beautifully Delicious Website

Go On Treat Yourself-Feed Your Skin


Thursday, 16 December 2010

Vasenline NEW Lip Thearpy Sticks.

As soon as i heard Vaseline had released a stick form for their famous lip therapy i ran out the next day to buy one. This winter i have sworn by my Vaseline cocoa butter. In all fairness i have used it a lot for dry patches on my face so then wasn't happy using it on my lips as a lip balm however Vaseline must have heard my prayers and released a stick form :) I can now have smooth lips with the cocoa stick and smooth skin with the cocoa butter tin!!

They are available in Original, Rosy Lips, Aloe Vera and Cocoa Butter

Of course i picked up the cocoa butter but also cant wait to try the rosy lips.

These are just so handy to keep in your bag for during the day, or the evening to give your lips a shine and what with snow on its way again we all don't want to suffer with dry lips!!

Head down to your nearest Boots or Superdrug to pick up the new Vaseline Lip Therapy Sticks priced at only £1.99 they are a winter must have.

Sleek Blush Rose Gold & Pomegranate.

I love Sleek Make-Up not only for their amazing eyeshadow palettes but also for their blushes and lipsticks. So today i am going to share with you the two most recent blushes added to the Sleek Make-Up line.

On the left is Rose Gold
On the right is Pomegranate

I love these blushes so much as they give such a gorgeous shimmer to the skin. I'm not a huge fan of matte blushes i do love to have a sheen/shimmer to the skin. These blushes work perfectly for me to achieve this look at they contain not glitter just an amazing shimmer!

Swatch without flash.

Swatched with flash.

As you can see not a bit of glitter in sight just a stunning shimmer.
Rose Gold has said to be an amazing dupe for Nars Orgasm.

These blushes are extremely affordable at only £3.99 from Superdrug or the Sleek Make-up Website

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

BarryM Indigo

This is such a gorgeous colour but SUCH a nightmare to photograph!!

BarryM Indigo

As you can see from the pictures it is showing up a deep blue when in actual fact is an amazing deep dark purple. The first image which i sourced off google shows you a little better that it is a lot more purple however i just could not get it to photograph. In the pictures i am only wearing one coat so the pigmentation is amazing. I seriously urge that you check this out in person next time your at a BarryM counter as its a gorgeous colour!

New Layout & Blogs I ♥ Tab

Just a quick post to let you know i have changed my blog layout, yes again i know and i am sorry that i have changed it quite a lot recently. I had a few problems with my last layout so decided to stay true to the trusty blogger templates!

I hope you all like it and prefer it to my old layout. I can assure you that this will be it now, no more changing..well for a while anyway lol!!

Also i have tabs at the top of my blog now which i love and i have made a Blogs I Love tab so be sure to check out that for new blogs and to see if your blog has been featured.

Thank-you all for reading and dealing with my constant blog changing but this blog layout is pretty much here to stay :)

Keep an eye out for lots of reviews coming!


My New Love ♥ Sony Vaio

I think it is a bloggers worst nightmare when their laptop breaks. Yep it happened to me last week and it was the worst feeling in the world. How crazy is that though? It just shows how much a lot of us swear by our laptops.
 So blogging has been on a bit of a hold for me as i had to decide what laptop i wanted, go ahead a buy it and then get it up and running with transferring all my data over. Its all done now and normal blogging will resume from today :)

So i was lucky enough to get a gorgeous bright pink Sony Vaio from my gorgeous boyfriend ♥

I have wanted a Sony Vaio for aggggges. I know a lot of people have and prefer Mac books but to be honest i would rather have something slightly different and more to my taste.

So here is the beauty...

So this is where i will be blogging from now! Its all very exciting.

I have so much to blog about and lots of reviews to share with you. I have lots of gorgeous products from Xen-Tan, Phil Smith, Liz Earle, Tresemme, Ponds, Mint Cosmetics Uk and lots more so keep an eye out for those.

So who have i joined who the Sony Vaio group then hehe


Saturday, 4 December 2010


I used to always do FOTD post's but i think i must have got out of the habit so i am back today with a lazy Saturday FOTD for you!

M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid NW20
Vichy Dermablend Foundation as concealer
M.A.C MSF Natural Medium Plus
Elizabeth Arden Sun Goddess Bronzer in Medium
Benefit Dallas as contour

Benefit Coralista
M.A.C MSF By Candlelight

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Samba-dy Loves Me
L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black
Elf Eyebrow Kit

M.A.C Pervette Lipstick
M.A.C Personal Taste Lipglass

Let me know if you like these post's and would like to see some more.

Friday, 3 December 2010

'The Snow Is Falling...Everywhere'

The snow in the UK is causing chaos across most of the country and on Thursday my neck of the woods got hit with the white fluffy stuff :)

I know there has been so many snow pictures flying around the blogging world but it's got to be done. I trekked out before work into my garden to capture some gorgeous winter pictures!

Do you  love or hate the snow?!


Saturday, 27 November 2010

Vaseline Lips Tin ♥

Doing Secret Santa at work this year and not sure what to buy?

I have the perfect gift for a girly girl who loves Vaseline!!

The Vaseline Lips Tin..contains 4 Vaseline lip treatments in such a cute HUGE Vaseline tin. The tin will be great for storage on your vanity.

It contains 2 Rosy Lips, 1 Original and 1 Aloe Vera.

Thought i would just show you how massive the tin actually is :) Its so cute i love it!
Please excuse the mess which is my room!!

The great thing about this cute and fun gift is it only cost's £5.99 so is perfect for a Secret Santa.

You can find the Vaseline Lips Tin at most Superdrug stores or online and also in the gifts section of Sainsburys supermarket!

Who loves it?!


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Dove Visible Care&Effects Proucts!

Dove Visible Effects Hand Cream
I recently blogged about the Dove Intensive Cream for Extra Dry Hands which i use at night but today i am coming at you with what i use during the day and at work. Dove Visible Effects is a much lighter cream but still with supreme moisture for visible skin improvement. The formulation of his cream is incredible, its extremely moisturising but when you rub it into the skin is disappears instantly so much so its like you had never rubbed any cream into your hands but leaves them feeling so super soft. It really is crazy, no residue of the product is left on your skin.
Why does Dove Visible Effects give supreme moisturisation to your hands?
It has a breakthrough formula with a patended multi-layer complex that nourishes every layer of your skin, the surface,the middle and deep down where beautiful skin begins. The scent of the cream is totally different to the intensive cream it is a lot more floral, i have to admit i prefer the smell of the intensive cream but i don't dislike the Visible Effects scent.
This hand cream is perfect for the busy women who are on and off tubes, at work, at uni who need a quick fix of softer hands with a fast absorbing cream.

Dove VisibleCare Brightening Cream Body Wash
Who doesn't love shower gels/body washes? I love them so i couldn't wait to try out this Brightening Cream wash. I'm much more of a shower person than i am a bath person. I do love the odd hot bath here and there but showers are my thing, and so is what i shower in. I love to change my shower gel each time i need a new one, there are some i love and do go back to and there are some totally different shower gels which i come across just like this Dove Visible Care Brightening Cream Wash.
How does Dove Visible Care Brightening Cream Wash give you beautiful skin?
Designed to rejuvenate dull skin, this unique formula with Nutrium Moisture contains moisturisers found naturally in skin, building blocks that help to improve skins condition over time.
This is such a creamy body wash something which i have never come across before. It is almost like showering in body butter mmmm. I have very dry sensitive skin so for me to come across such a thick cream shower gel is perfect for. As it is so thick a little goes a long way and you really need to work it with a lot of water as it will stay a thick cream otherwise. The scent of the cream wash is quite fruity/floral very relaxing in the shower. Dove say to use this daily for softer, smoother skin in just 7 days and with continued use skin is visibly more beautiful within 3 weeks. My skin is definitely much more softer and smoother and has a glow after a shower. You can see the cream wash has a glow to the product so this does come off onto your skin which is perfect if you want brighter skin.

Dove Visible Effects Hand Cream £3.49
Dove Visiblecare Brightening Cream Body Wash £3.32

Disclaimer- Products were sent from PR for review but this has not influenced my review in any way. All reviews are my honest personal opinion.


LucyMarie85 Is Back In Town ♥

Some of you may remember LucyMarie85 from her YouTube channel about a year and a half ago. Lucy had to leave the world of YouTube suddenly but i am pleased to say that she is now BACK!!! Me and Lucy were really good friends and i really did miss her from the world of YouTube,Blogger and Twitter so i am pretty excited that she is back :)

Lucy is now making YouTube videos under the name

You can also follow Lucy on Twitter at

So go subscribe and follow guys..lets get the word round that Lucy is back in town!!


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Come And Play At Selfridges This Christmas!

Selfridges launches NEW beauty event of the season. Come and Play
Thursday 25th November- Sunday 5th of December!

Selfridges are holding a great event for us beauty addicts starting from this Thursday. Come and Play is launches and Selfridges beauty hall has treats for all the season. Who wants to be the first to be introduced to exclusive, never before seen products? You will meet their team of experts at their exclusive masterclasses and be spoilt with exclusive treats including personalised products. Why not visit your favourite beauty brands at Selfridges and let them show you how to stand out from the crowd this Christmas and New Year!

The Countdown Begins...

25th Of November To mark the launch of 10 Days of Play two exclusive colour stories launch at Selfridges. The Chanel Le Vernis in Riva (£16.50) is inspired by St Tropez - yet another desirable nail shade for your collection. Estee Lauder’s first custom lip gloss collection by Tom Pecheux is inspired by his work on the catwalk. All Stores

26th of November The nail trend continues with the exclusive launch of the Grey City Nail Collection inspired by three capitals of fashion: Paris, London and New York. In order, Gris Montaigne, Bond Street and NY 57th – all £17. All Stores

27th Of November Allow the avant garde and ingenious make up artist, Alex Box, exclusively at Selfridges on the Illamasqua counter. Alex will be take customers through the fine art of makeup in an exclusive and extraordinary master class.

27th November – Birmingham
28th November – Trafford
4th December - London

28th Of November The nail trend continues with a Christmas set launch and two exclusive offers for Selfridges customers.The RMK Christmas Berry Kit launches on the 25th November. Consists of, RMK Nail Colour, Lip Crayon and Lip Glosses in three berry colours (£40.50). BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND PLAY: Introduce a friend to RMK and upon their purchase of RMK product, receive a complimentary nail colour. NOVEMBER NAIL FEST: Buy any two products from RMK and have your nails painted complimentary.

29th Of November Meet the Nars Pro Team for Autumn / Winter make up masterclasses and find out what Spring / Summer 11 has in store!
25th & 26th November – London / 29th & 30th November – Trafford / 1st December – Birmingham / 2nd & 3rd December - London

30th Of November Selfridges launches the NEW Rejuvenated Skincare Destination in the beauty hall - a new-generation treatment hub with niche brands from across the globe. London Only

Get the Look and know-how at Le Metier. Le Metier de Beaute’s senior make up artists work their magic in a ‘Get The Look: Rhianna’ workshop on counter with a live model. London Only

1st of December Personal your favourite Armani Master products with Swarovski Crystal Personalisation. The fab-four collections; Eyes to Kill, Face Fabric, Illuminous Silk Foundation and Armani Rouge can be personally crystallised at the Armani counter at no extra cost. All Stores

2nd Of December From 6-8pm the Keihl’s Shop For a Cause event launches exclusively at Selfridges.  GOSH celebrity ambassadors man the counter in the Selfridges beauty hall whilst American style canap├ęs and refreshments are served.   All recruited and spending customers receive a goody bag worth £25. London Only

3rd Of December Bare Minerals beauty hero SJ is in store hosting make up demos throughout the day.  For hints and tips from the beauty queen head to the Bare Minerals counter. London Only

4th Of December Sexy Santa makes his way to store at Benefit as the team dress up Christmas style with red tutus, white halos and fairy wings. For a special season treat Selfridges have he exclusive offering of a complimentary Powderpop with every £30 minimum purchases (while stocks last). All Stores

LAST DAY 5th Of December
Join YSL for the ‘Get the Lloyd Simmonds Look’ exclusively at Selfridges to learn products used by the make up master and application tips from YSL’s top make up artists.  All Stores

More From Your Favourite Brands

Keihl’s: All customers who spend over £55 get two travel sized products worth £15. Available throughout Come & Play. London, Birmingham and Trafford

Laura Mercier: National make up artist events: 26th – 27th November – Trafford, 1st – 2nd December – Birmingham and 3rd – 4th December – London.

Sisley: Exclusiver ‘Winter Essential Kit’ offered to all customers during the event with the purchase of 2 Sisley products (to include one skincare item). London Only

Bobbi Brown: Get made over and become a star at Bobbi Brown. Make up artists will be in store creating new looks: Vintage, Vixen or Hollywood with a photographer giving customers post make-over pictures to take home. 25th – 27th November and 2nd – 4th December. All Stores

Trish McAvoy: Champagne and cupcakes on counter. 2nd – 3rd December. London Only

Clinique: Custom-fit consultation and with any two purchases customers will receive your must-have essentials. Available throughout Come & Play. All Stores

Origins: Different offers each day of Come & Play. To include deluxe samples, complimentary mini facials and complimentary tote bags. London Only

Suqqu: Make up artist Kazumi is in store to offer make up and skincare advice. 25th – 26th November. London Only

Clarins London and Trafford: Customers spending £100 or more will be invited to take part, where they open a draw and receive a prize. Available throughout Come & Play

Clarins Birmingham and Exchange: Champagne and chocolates on counter with a raffle inclusion with every purchase to win five products including raffle bag for customers, worth over £100. Customers who spend over £75 receive 4 discovery sized samples. Available throughout Come & Play

Le Metier: Get The Look, Masterclasses and Sampling from the USA’s cult beauty brand. Available throughout Come & Play. London Only

La Prairie: Rewarding customers with deluxe travel sizes of Platinum/ White Caviar/ Caviar and Radiance and mini treatments. London and Trafford

Shu Uemura: Exclusive offers galore - purchases above £60 receive complimentary cleansing oil and purchases above £99 receive complimentary brush set (while stocks last). London and Trafford

Why not check out to find out what your nearest store has to offer!


Hair Magazine

There is a few magazines which i will guaranteed purchase every month and Hair Magazine is one of them. I think hair magazines can go slightly un-noticed as people only tend to buy them when they are looking to change their locks. This is where Hair Magazine is different, it not only includes lots of gorgeous hair cuts and styles is also includes lots of reviews and top products from hair care to make-up. Although a lot of us are cosmetic and make-up addicts and like to think we know exactly what is out there i have come across a lot of products in this magazine which i had never heard of or seen before. Its a magazine which covers all areas which is why i love it!

I have left lots of images of the magazine for you below so you can get an idea of how versatile it is :)

I hope you like the look of it and have a nosey next time your out buying you glossies.

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