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Monday, 29 December 2014

L'oreal infallible nail polish review

I do love a good multitasking product which you may have gathered from my previous blog posts. Anything that does more than one job or is travel friendly in any way immediately grabs my attention. I soon as I saw these L'oreal infallible nail polishes I knew I had to check them out.


It has a nail colour at one end and a matching top coat on the other. In most cases

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Zoeva makeup tote Zoe bag - review

I've been looking for the perfect travel makeup bag for years. I usually have one bag for makeup, one for toiletries and another for brushes. I've found a few that have come close to being right and that work for a weekend trip but I have never found anything that fits everything in that I need for a two week vacation.

Then I discovered the makeup tote Zoe bag from Zoeva and my search is finally over. This is the best travel makeup bag I have ever seen! Can you tell that I love it just a little bit :)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Multitasking makeup - Sleek face form

Lately I've been searching for any products that do more than one job or are super compact for travelling. Whenever I go on vacation I seem to end up with way too many products that take up valuable luggage space.

My latest find, the face form palette from sleek is a blush, highlighter and bronzer for contouring all in one. Sleek face form in the shade 'light'.

I was super impressed with

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Urban Decay Naked palette review with swatches

A few weeks ago I finally purchased the Urban Decay Naked2 palette I'd been eyeing for a while and within a few days I'd ordered the original naked palette too. I was so impressed with the pigmentation of the shadows that I was instantly hooked! I wasn't planning on buying the Naked3 as it has more rose and pink type shades which don't suit me as much but I have a feeling the urge to complete the set will force me to get it anyway :) The original and Naked2 palettes really do live up to the hype in my opinion.

Here's a closer look at the Naked Palette - check out my review of the Naked2 here

The first thing I noticed when I opened the box is

Monday, 6 October 2014

Urban Decay Naked 2 pallete - first look and swatches

To say I'm late to the party would be an understatement but I've finally bought myself an Urban Decay Naked pallete. I've been admiring them for quite some time now but the main reason I haven't given in and bought one is due to my love of MAC eyeshadows. I use MAC shadows pretty much every day and have about six favourite shades that I use all the time so I was worried that I wouldn't get much use from it.

The last few weeks however, I've found myself really drawn to

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Bargain dupe for batiste XXL volume dry shampoo

Hey everyone,

I want to start with an apology for the lack of posts lately. I've had a mad couple of weeks resulting in a job offer and now a house move in a couple of weeks so I've been crazy busy!

I wanted to let you know about a beauty bargain I stumbled across recently which I've been really impressed with. If you watch my you tube videos you'll know how much I love Batiste XXL volume dry shampoo. In all the craziness of the last couple of weeks I hadn't realised I was running low and suddenly found myself with an empty can. I was at my local Wilkinson which didn't have any Batiste dry shampoo but they did have their own version of volumizing dry shampoo for a bargain £1!

I decided it can't possibly be any good for that price but

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Mac paint pots - review

I've been loving my mac paint pots recently and they're especially great when I'm in a bit of a rush. Usually I use my Urban Decay primer potion and then several different eyeshadow shades to create my desired look for the day but if I have no time for such elaborate artwork one of my Mac paint pots always comes to the rescue

I don't need a separate eye primer so it saves time there and I find

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Thirsty skin? - Clinique moisture surge

I've been meaning to try the Clinique moisture surge moisturiser for the longest time and I spotted it at the cosmetics company outlet at Gunwharf Keys in Portsmouth for £26 (normally £34) so I got a bargain too. It's also very reasonably priced on amazon

The Clinique moisture surge extended thirst relief moisturiser offers super hydration for the skin. It has a very light, gel type formula which feels really nice when

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Magic hair drying gloves

Happy Sunday everyone :)

I've just uploaded my review of these magic hair drying gloves on you tube. If you have long hair or prefer not to blow dry your hair you should definitely check this out. Also great if you're going camping this Summer or to a festival. You can watch the video here

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

July favourites

Can we believe it's almost August?! These monthly favourites posts really hit home how quickly each month seems to be rolling by this year! As always I have some new products and some rediscoveries among my faves this month.

Bourjois Rouge edition velvet in Hot pepper (03)

This product is my new best friend, I LOVE it! In fact,

Friday, 25 July 2014

Beauty and the sleep

It may be due to the hot weather we've been having here in the UK but recently I seem to be incapable of sleeping properly. I don't usually have any trouble actually falling asleep and maybe wake up once during the night if I'm unlucky but the last few weeks I've run the full gamut of laying awake for hours, waking up feeling completely overheated, waking up confused, waking up at the slightest noise outside, feeling like I haven't slept at all when I wake up - you get the picture!

I decided I need to take action and I wanted to share a couple of items for anyone who is suffering from similar insomnia nonsense.

First up is

Saturday, 19 July 2014

The British Tag

Hey Everyone,

I recently saw the British Tag on You Tube created by the gorgeous Sammi aka beauty Crush and thought I'd do my own so if you're a fan of all things British you can check it out here

Let me know if you've also done this tag and link it in the comments below, I'd love to see it :)

Friday, 18 July 2014

Finally, the perfect red lip!

Over the years I've tried so many red lipsticks, glosses, pencils etc etc and I've never quite found the right one. Until now! to make it even better it's a drugstore product :)

I've now discovered the holy grail red lip product which gives me the perfect red lip that I've always dreamed of. This wonder product I speak of is Bourjois rouge edition velvet in shade 03 hot pepper

It gives a very matte finish without feeling dry on your lips and the staying power is

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

July Glossybox - stars & stripes edition

Glossy box time again and I was super excited when I opened up the package to see a 4th July themed stars & stripes box! I do actually re use the boxes as makeup storage so I love it when I get one that's a bit different. Here's the cute box

For some reason there was no

Thursday, 10 July 2014

In flight beauty and travel tips

Hey Guys :)

With holiday and vacation season upon us I thought I'd share some of my tips for travel and in flight beauty. Check out the video here and let me know if you have any tips of your own in the comments below. Hope you're all having a great week :)

Monday, 7 July 2014

Some love for long hair - Pantene expert age defy range

I've noticed more and more anti-ageing hair care ranges appearing on the shelves recently. At first I thought these were aimed at a slightly older age range but then I realised that if you have very long hair like me then you could really benefit from this. Hair grows approx 15cm per year so the very ends of my hair are probably between three and four years old.

Most of these ranges claim to thicken the hair and make it appear more full which is something I definitely need. I picked up the Pantene expert age defy shampoo and conditioner and I've been really impressed so far

My hair definitely feels

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

June favourites

Time for June favourites and I've got a few new bits and some re discoveries this month.

Soap & Glory sugar crush body wash

I already have the sugar crush

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Smashbox fade to black eyeshadow pallete review

I decided recently that I definitely need to try some new eyeshadow palletes. I reach for my Mac shadows almost every day and I love them so much that I'd never try anything else unless I forced myself!

I spotted this pallete from Smashbox called fade to black and it had 50% off so I got it for £16 rather than £32. Obviously it was a great deal but I still found it hard to part with the £16 when I know I have my beloved Mac shadows at home :)

I love the

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Elf Haul

I received an email from elf a few days ago which said over 100 items were back in stock. I've been waiting for one product in particular which has been out of stock for months now so I quickly headed over to the website and was thrilled to see it was back and there was a 50% off sale! With the 50% off it would have been rude not to get a few bits so here's what I got :)

elf daily moisture stick

This is the product

Thursday, 5 June 2014

My favourite hair care and styling products

I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to hair products and I have a pretty massive collection of half used lotions and potions but there are a few that I repurchase over and over. I have very long hair so looking after it can feel like hard work at times. My hair is very flat with no volume or body at all but on the plus side that does mean no frizz issues. It does mean I have to use heat to get some volume into it though. Here's a pic to show you how long it is

So here are my

Sunday, 1 June 2014

May favourites

Time for more favourites! I discovered some real gems this month so Here's my pick of the best bits.

Max factor facefinity all day primer

This is one of those

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Review of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

I'm a bit late to the party especially being a huge Harry Potter fan but I finally got around to visiting the making of Harry Potter studio tour. It was so amazing to see the real props and sets used in the Harry Potter movies and it really opens your eyes to the amount of work that went into making each film. As well as seeing the great hall and other sets from the movies you get to see costumes, props and interesting facts about the making of the movies. They often have special events and tour guides giving talks on various subjects and you can even try butterbeer and ride a broomstick! If you prefer a more structured tour there is also an option to use a digital guide as you walk around. I thought I'd share a few pictures with you so spoiler alert if you haven't been yet!

The Great Hall

Monday, 26 May 2014

Some love for lily white legs this summer - Sally Hansen airbrush legs

Are your legs so white that you feel like they sometimes look blue? Yup, mine too!

It doesn't really bother me in the winter but when bare leg season comes around it fills me with dread! Regular fake tan also fills me with dread! I really don't tan well and I'm not a fan of lying in the sun and definitely don't like to use sunbeds.

People always tell me to use a good, natural fake tan or get a spray tan but those of you with super pale skin will know that fake tan, even the lighter shades always look to dark or orangey and if you miss a bit or it starts to fade it looks super obvious with your white skin beaming through!

After all this time I have actually found something to take the edge of the whiteness. It's

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Foundation primer you NEED to try

I picked up the Max Factor facefinity all day primer after seeing a glowing review on another blog and the praise was definitely justified.

This primer was originally an ingredient within a max factor foundation but there was a lot of demand for it to be released as a stand alone product which Max factor listened to and here it is. It claims to extend the wear of your foundation which it 100% does.

This primer isn't designed to

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

May Glossybox review

I always get super excited when I know my next Glossybox is due to arrive. Sad I know, but I don't care!

I was even more excited to see a special shiny box when I opened up this months package :)

Glossybox have collaborated with Superdrug this month to celebrate Superdrug's

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Beauty with a touch of Disney

I make no secret about having a very serious Disney obsession and as a result I always try to involve it in my everyday life including my makeup.

I've recently been searching for products with a reference to Disney so I thought I'd share my finds with you.

Soap and Glory sexy mother pucker gloss stick in Raplumzel

This is a gorgeous plum coloured lip gloss crayon with its name giving a nod to

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

April favourites

Time for monthly favourites again already!!

First up has to be one of my new favourite products not just this month but in general

Rimmel lasting finish color rush balm - (Boots £5.99)

From Left to right - On fire/Boom chic a boom/The redder the better/Rumour has it

This is definitely the best new lip product I've tried in ages. I love

Sunday, 27 April 2014

New Sigma face brushes

Happy Sunday Bloggie readers :)

There's a couple of Sigma brushes that I've had my eye on for absolutely ages so I finally decided to treat myself and get them. I don't order from Sigma too often due to the shipping charges (more on that shortly) but their brushes really are great quality and there's so much choice

I've seen and heard so much hype about the Sigma

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Don't lose your lashes! Hello Kitty false eyelash case

Just a quick post :)

I love wearing false lashes and as a result I have quite a few sets. The problem is, they always end up getting left lying around all over the place when I take them off especially when I travel. Then they end up getting ruined, lost or covered in dust etc.

I try to keep them in the original packaging but sometimes it falls apart or gets lost and just isn't a good place to keep them so I decided I needed a solution and got myself this super cute Hello Kitty false eyelash case :)

It has space for

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Rimmel lasting finish colour rush balm review

Hey Everyone,

Sorry if I seem ridiculously excited in this post but I'm absolutely loving this product and it's rapidly becoming one of my favourites. I picked up one of the Rimmel lasting finish colour rush balms a few weeks ago and I only got it as there was a 3 for 2 deal in Boots and I needed one more thing. I got the shade 'on fire' which is an orangey red colour. I didn't realise how great it would turn out to be for a random impulse purchase!

I found it super easy to apply and used it early in the morning when I was getting ready for work. I looked in the mirror a few times throughout the morning and I couldn't believe how well it was lasting! I'd eaten breakfast, had several drinks and been talking all morning and the colour was still really vibrant and had barely worn off at all. I find it really difficult to find lip products that last really well so I was a very happy bunny!

I used it on several different days that week in case

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Shopping in Brighton

Happy Easter :)

I went to Brighton yesterday for a shopping trip with my sis in law who lives there - I LOVE Brighton! It's the best place ever for shopping. They have loads of really unusual shops that you won't find anywhere else as well as high end stores and all the usual high street stuff too so there's everything you could want.

We started out in North Laines where all the awesome, unique little shops are. I loved all the Easter themed window displays with loads of lovely, pretty things which were begging me to buy them! I really had to restrain myself from buying everything I liked

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

New eyelash gadget


I just had to do a quick post to tell you about my nifty new eyelash gadget. It's an accent eyelash curler which is basically a tiny version of a regular eyelash curler which makes it much easier to curl individual lashes

Monday, 14 April 2014

April Glossybox review

It's Glossybox time again!

I really love receiving my Glossybox each month and not knowing what products I'll find inside :) I was really pleased with what I got in the April box so let's take a look

First up is the magazine and product information card

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Loreal True match foundation review

Hey :)

I've finally got around to trying Loreal True Match foundation which I've been meaning to do for a really long time so I wanted to do a quick review for you. Boots had a 3 for 2 offer on so I got a bit of discount on the usual £9.99 price tag. I always find it difficult to choose the right shade of foundation with the bright lighting most shops seem to have. I went for shade D1.W1 (golden ivory) which is slightly more yellow toned and one of the palest shades they have. They had a good range so everyone should be able to find one to suit them.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Saturday night cocktail party

Hey Everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend? We went out for dinner to celebrate a family birthday on Saturday and then had a cocktail party when we got home. We may have got a bit carried away as they turned out super STRONG!!

WARNING! The following are for those of legal drinking age only. No under age drinkies allowed around here! Read on for non alcoholic versions later in the post :)

First up my mum in law made some key lime strawberry margaritas with a cocktail mix she bought in Florida


We had all the essential cocktail accessories including

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

March favourites

Hello bloggie readers,

I can't believe it's April already! It does mean that it's time for March favourites though :) I tried lots of new things in March and found some real gems.

First up is soap and glory sugar crush body scrub - £8.00 

I really wish you were able to

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Review - My first Glossybox

Hi Everyone,

I've been thinking about signing up to Glossybox for a while now and seeing different bloggers post about their March box made me go for it. For those who aren't familiar with Glossybox it's a subscription service where you get a box each month containing five miniature beauty products and sometimes full size ones. The March box contains four full size products! The value of the products you get should always be more than what you pay each month and the products will be a surprise, you can't choose what you get.

You can sign up on a month to month basis for

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

New Tanya Burr lips and nails review

Hey Everyone,

I was super excited to receive a package I ordered from Superdrug of some products from the new Tanya Burr range. I love Tanya's you tube channel and blog so I couldn't wait to try her new lipglosses and nail polish.

I went to my local Superdrug to see if they had the products in stock but when I asked they said the range will only be available online and not in any of the stores. I was certain I'd heard that selected stores would be stocking it but it's easy to buy online and arrived fairly quickly.

I always wear bright lip colours so I chose an orange shade, a pink and a red. When they arrived they all looked quite similar in the packaging but as you'll see they look different when you apply them. I also got a nail polish but only one as my nails are pretty rubbish so I don't paint them very often. I chose 'bright and early' which is a peachy coral shade. I really love the names of all the products. Tanya explained in one of her videos that she named them after all her favorite things. I think I'll have to get the nail polish called mischief managed just because I'm a huge Harry Potter fan :)

The first thing I noticed when I applied the gloss is

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Sleek makeup - first look

Hey guys,

For some reason I've only recently discovered Sleek makeup and I really wish I'd discovered it sooner as the few products I got I was super impressed with! This is a first look post rather than a review so I haven't used these products enough yet to give a proper review which I'll do later on.

I definitely want to try more things but I just got a few to start with as it was a new brand  to me and I didn't know what to expect. I'd heard great things about the I-Divine eyeshadow pallets so I got one in the shade Au Naturel

Monday, 17 March 2014

Orange lips for Spring and Summer - Review of Revlon colorburst matte balm

Hi everyone :)

Orange seems to be everywhere right now especially when it comes to lip colour so despite my super pale skin I thought I would give it a go. Orange looks great on tanned peeps so I wasn't sure if this would work for me. I picked up the Revlon colorburst matte balm in shade 245 (Audacious) which is a really gorgeous colour and I always prefer matte lip products so I thought this would be a good choice for my first attempt at orange lippie

It was really easy to apply and I didn't need

Thursday, 13 March 2014

New Lush products - and a few old faves

Hi Everyone,

I went shopping to Brighton the other day which was awesome! I've never been there before and they have so many unusual shops as well as all the usual stores you might want so if you've never been, try and make a trip there if you possibly can. You won't regret it!

Anyway I paid a visit to Lush and they had their seasonal Easter products in so I was powerless to resist! First up was a bubble bar called madame butterfly

It's a bubble bar on a stick so you can

Sunday, 9 March 2014

My top 10 Mac eyeshadows

It's no secret that I LOVE my Mac eyeshadows. I reach for them on a daily basis more than any of my other shadows or pallets and they are so long lasting and easy to blend. At £10 each for the refill pans they are a little expensive and it's taken me a while to build up my collection. I often ask for Debenhams vouchers for my birthday and Christmas and use them to get a few new ones. I bought the 15 pan empty pallet and I also have a couple of the 4 pan pallets that I use for travelling

Anyway, onto

Monday, 3 March 2014

Professional Beauty show 2014 at ExCel London

I went to the professional beauty show in London on Sunday which was great but super busy!! I was mainly there to pick up some new makeup and hair stuff as lots of the companies who were exhibiting supply salon equipment and spa treatments etc so I knew I would bypass quite a bit of it. To be honest I knew NYX would be selling their products there at a discount so that was my main mission! We got there about an hour after it opened (I dragged my poor hubby along with me) and we had to pick up our entry badges first

 Once we were in I should have

Friday, 28 February 2014

6 products I can't live without

When I tried to decide which 6 products I can't live without I had to really think hard about what to include as there's loads of things I love but I wanted this post to be about products that I buy over and over and that really work for me.

1) First up is

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Vaseline spray and go body moisturiser

Hi Everyone

I just wanted to do a quick post on a product I picked up a few days ago and I've been LOVING! It's the Vaseline spray and go body moisturiser in Aloe Fresh.

I got this from

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Urban Decay primer potion vs elf eyelid primer

Hi Everyone!

With the huge difference in price between £1.95 and £16 I was really interested to see how these two products compare. You get 11ml in the Urban Decay tube and 5ml in the elf tube but it's still a big difference in price.

Urban Decay primer potion is