Wednesday, 31 August 2011
I've been using the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash for around a month or so now and i must admit that i'm impressed.
I normally use Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish but i wanted a cheaper facial wash too to alternate the two between every few days or so. I bought the wash from Superdrug for £4.59 (although i've just checked out the website and it's now on offer for £3.09).
This leaves my skin feeling super clean, fresh and removes every trace of my make-up. Afterwards my skin feels silky smooth and really soft to the touch.
It also claims to help eliminate spots and blackheads, which is a huge plus point in my book. I haven't been using the wash long enough to notice a real difference with blackheads/spots as yet but as soon as any changes occur then i shall keep you updated.
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
1) Farley the Horse
2) My new Tan Clasp Bag from River Island
3) Craft stash from Hobbycraft
4) Liquorice Allsorts
5) My favourite sweet
6) My new Leopard Print Jumper from Warehouse
7) Taking pics for my friend with her horse
I hope you all had a lovely weekend, did you get upto much? I went out on Saturday night and then spent all of Sunday recovering. I went to see Inbetweeners the Movie last night with my boyfriend and it was hilarious, i loved it! That much so that i want to watch it all over again!
Friday, 26 August 2011
Black Camisole: Topshop
Ditsy Print Dress: Warehouse
Black Leggings: Topshop
Navy Trench Coat: Miss Selfridge
Leather Bow Ankle Boots: Barratts
Sideways Cross Necklace: Etsy
Gold Michael Kors Watch
I didn't do too much today, although i did pop into Hobbycraft to pick up a few bits and bobs this afternoon. I'll show you what i bought in my next blog post, i love that store, there's so much i could buy.
I hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend, some sunshine would be nice, but hey, wishful thinking eh.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Look what arrived for me this morning, how cute does it look? I love it.
I bought the 14K Gold Filled Sideways Cross Necklace from Etsy, which was handcrafted by Theresa Mink. I paid approximately £29 for the necklace and that was including postage and packaging, a real bargain considering it was shipped from the United States. Delivery was speedy too and it only took 7 days to arrive.
Monday, 22 August 2011
Hello Ladies, i hope you're all having a good start to the week. I haven't done an outfit post for quite a while now, so i thought i'd share with you what i wore today.
Nude Blouse: New Look
Straight Leg Jeans: New Look
Tan Bow Ballet Pumps: H&M
Gold Watch: Michael Kors
Sunday, 21 August 2011
I love Ice Cream and Ben & Jerry's Phish Food is definitely one of my favourites. It's a Chocolate Ice Cream with Marshmellow, Caramel and Chocolatey Shaped Fish, yum!
It sounds a little bit sickly eh? But as the saying goes a little goes a long way and you don't need to eat too much of it to get that chocolate/ice cream fix.
I bought it from Tesco a few days back where it was half price. Does any one else like Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream? If so which one is your favourite?
Saturday, 20 August 2011
I love reading, infact it's one of my favourite ways to relax, nothing beats a good book to read. I bought:
* Lasting damage - Sophie Hannah
* The woman he loved before: Dorothy Koomson
* What the nanny saw: Fiona Neill
I got the books from Asda where they were on offer for 3 books for £10 in the Top 50 paperback chart, bargain.
Today i also chose my 7 winners for the Aussie competition which i posted about previously, the people who will receive a Aussie Summer Party Pack and be in the chance of winning VIP tickets are:
I've passed on your details to the Aussie ladies girls so i'm sure you'll be hearing from them soon.
Thank you to all those that did enter, i wish i could have given you all a prize.
I hope you're all enjoying your weekend.
I was sent the Ideal Omega Taste in Lemon Zest to review so i thought i'd share with you my thoughts and tell you a little more about the product.
What they say:
Innovative healthy eating and online supplement specialists HealthyandEssential.com introduce the new ideal omega taste range. A fish oil that doesn't taste of fish oil, and is so delicious that kids beg for more! And with a range of mouth-watering flavours like mango peach, lemon zest (made from fish oil), strawberry banana (made from flax and suitable for vegetarians) and pomegrante blueberry (made from flax, borage and and algal oil - and 100% vegan), a squeeze a day is all you need to get an essential dose of high quality Omega-3. "Many people dislike the taste of fish, or find capsules difficult to swallow", explains HealthyandEssential.com's founder Ramsay McLellan, "so for these people the answer is taste".
As we all know Omega 3 is vital for good health so if there's a product which contains this then i'm all for trying it, afterall our bodies can't make it, we have to get it from food. The best thing for me with the Ideal Omega Taste is that it doesn't taste of fish oil at all which i've found leaves an unpleasant taste in my mouth, i have the Lemon Zest version and all that i taste is the lemon, which actually tastes quite nice.
The Omega Taste as the same texture as a sauce, you can mix it into smoothies, yoghurt, porridge or just eat it straight from the spoon. I've mixed mine into a yoghurt and at other times just eaten it from the spoon, also if eaten from the freezer it tastes like a sorbet or even a slush puppie. I have one spoonful per day.
Mass food processing and modern diets means that most people lack Omega-3 and need to up their intake. Ideal Omega Taste is also a great way for vegans and vegetarians to get Omega-3 into their diets.
You can purchase the Ideal Omega Taste from www.HealthyandEssential.com and in a number of health food outlets throughout the country for £17.99 for 473ml which lasts ages. I shall definitely continue to take my spoonful per day, not only does it taste good but it's good for my body too which is the most important thing.
Thursday, 18 August 2011
The Fairy Hobmother from Appliances Online (who sell various applicances including Washing Machines) as been making her way around blogosphere bringing joy and happiness to the world's bloggers by providing treats for great, hard work in the blogosphere.
I wished for a pretty notebook over at Sherin's Blog and my wish came true when the Fairy Hobmother sent me this beautiful Emma Bridgewater notebook which is pictured above.
As a added bonus the Fairy Hobmother as told me that if any of my followers leave a comment on this post and make a wish you too could be visited by her.
I look forward to reading your wishes, remember it could be you who gets your wish come true.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
As the majority of you know i'm an Aussie Angel and the lovely ladies over at Aussie sent me the above Summer Party pack, how cool eh?! I got Limited Edition bottles of Aussie Take the Heat Shampoo and also my favourite Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Take the Heat Deep Treatment. The pack also contained Aussie flipflops, sunglasses, poppers, sparklers and popping candy, yum. This was sent to me in celebration of Aussie's 110th Anniversary.
Now competition time, i'm giving 7 of my lucky readers the opportunity to receive a Summer Party pack similar to my one above. All those who receive packs will have the opportunity to take part in a challenge, with the chance of one person winning 10 tickets for themselves and 9 of their friends or followers to Aussie's HUGE Summer party in October! This will be Aussie's biggest, most exclusive party yet – one night of celebrations that CANNOT be missed!
To be in with a chance of winning just leave me a comment below simply stating what you have to celebrate, it can be anything as little or big as you wish :).
I will choose the best 7 entries, all you have to do is be a follower of my blog.
The competition starts now and will close on Friday 19th of August. Winners will be chosen by the 23rd of August so please leave your contact details in the comment box so i'm then able to notify the winners.
The competition is open to UK Mainland only and for all of those who are over 18 years of age.
Good luck ladies x
Sunday, 14 August 2011
How cute is this little palette? It's the Benefit Brows a-go-go brow and eyebrow shaping kit palette which contains everything you need for your eyebrows; Brows Zing Powder Light and Dark, Brows Zing Wax, Smokin Liner, Eye Bright, Brow Highlighter Powder, Mini Tweezers and a Hard Angle/Talent Brush.
The palette comes with a small instruction booklet so you know exactly where to apply the different products.
I bought the Palette through Wowcher for £10 which then enabled me to buy the palette from the Get Gorgeous website. It's a fantastic price as it normally retails at £30. I paid an extra £1.99 for postage and packaging.
Saturday, 13 August 2011
I recently received the Liz Earle Sheer Skin tint and as i've tested it quite a few times now i thought i'd share with you my thoughts on the product.
Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint is a new colour product from Liz Earle and is due to be launched next month.
Here's what Liz Earle, Co-Founder of Liz Earle has to say about the Sheer Skin Tint:
'We have formulated a unique, high performance beauty must-have that delivers great results on all skin types. Sheer Skin Tint is our first step into effortless, easy to wear colour. Its a skin thing!'
I opted for the lightest shade which is Bare as i have quite pale skin and this compliments it perfectly. For review purposes i tested out the product on the back of my hand as this gives the exact same effect as it did on my face, using my hand i could picture the product better.
I really like the packaging, beautifully wrapped in tissue paper and the Sheer Skin Tint comes packaged in a dark blue cardboard box with the Liz Earle logo at the front. The product itself is in a squeezy tube which is a dark blue shimmering pearl.
As you can see from my picture above the product as the same rich and creamy consistency like a foundation, although once applied to the skin it glides effortlessly and blends beautifully.
I love the result, it makes my skin look naturally dewy, even and radiant. As i don't wear foundation this is the perfect product for me, it feels light upon my skin and gives the perfect sheer coverage.
It also contains mineral UV protection SPF15 so you can ensure that your skin will be well protected.
The Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint is available to purchase from September 15th 2011, it's priced at £21.00 for 40ml and is available in 3 shades; Bare, Beige and Beach. To support Liz Earle's "Progress not Perfection" environmental values and their "Reduce, Re-use, Recycle" campaign, when customers order Sheer Skin Tint by mail, Liz Earle are providing samples of all three shades with each first purchase. This is to help customers ensure they select the right shade, first time - before they open their full size product, which will also help Liz Earle avoid unnecessary landfill of good unused product.
To hear about the launch of Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint you can sign up your details on the Liz Earle website.
Friday, 12 August 2011
I was sent the Glamoriser by Diva Styling to review. The Glamoriser is a straightener, a curling tong and a curling wand all rolled into one, how brilliant eh, it's great not to have to use seperate appliances when the tool in front of me can create so many different looks.
The tool is very simple to use and as a adjustable temperature range from 160-230 degrees and a special low temperature of 110 degrees so is suitable for all different hair types. As my hair is quite thick i always use the higher degree setting as i find this sets my hair in place and achieves the look in which i'm aiming for.
You can use the same techniques in which you would use with straighteners to curl the hair but i find this gives much better results than a standard pair of straigheners due to the all-round heated surface on the Glamoriser. You can create loose curls, tight curls, voluminous curls and can even lock the tool to be used as a wand to create a different technique of curls or waves.
There are so many different looks you can create with the Glamoriser that the list is endless, my advice would be to let loose and get creative and experiment with lots of different styles, i was really pleased with my results and best of all is that it only took a few minutes to create. As you can see from my hair above i straightened it a little and chose looser waves towards the end of my hair with a little hair flicked out on my layers, something a little funky.
The Glamoriser is available from Amazon and is priced at £99.99.
* Mini Highlighters (how cute are these)
* Little Miss Giggles Bookmark
* Moleskin Notebook
I love nothing more than settling down with a good book, infact i read one of the above books last night and i'm pleased to announce that i finished it all within a matter of hours. Once i get stuck into a gripping read i simply cannot put it down. My aim is to read at least one new book per week, rather than one every two week in which i'm currently doing so.
I also bought a Moleskin Notebook which are my favourite kind of books to write in, they're quite pricey at £13.50 but the quality is amazing and they last forever.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
1) Topshop Purple Floral Blouse with Exposed Zip at the back
2) Warehouse White Blouse
3) H&M Red Bow Ballet Pumps
4) New Look Floral Top
I was quite impressed with H&M's delivery, my items (i ordered a few basics too) arrived in less than a week. I know some people have waited a shocking 4-6 weeks or so for their online orders to arrive so when mine turned up this morning i was pleasantly surprised, let's hope it continues that way eh.
I bought the VO5 Give me moisture Shampoo and Conditioner a few weeks back from Tesco where they were on special offer at £3.99 for the two bottles.
I've used these quite a few times since and seriously WOW! My hair feels and looks extremely healthy. It's so soft to the touch, silky, smooth and really manageable. I'm definitely going to re-purchase these again and again and again....
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
As promised in my earlier post here's a few more pics from my spa weekend. 1) Our huge bed, this could have easily fit four people in, so comfy 2)Me with my face mask 3)The Hotel/Spa Gardens 4) Me having a foot spa 5) Outside the Sauna Suite 6) Room service, yum 7) In the gardens 8) Me and my friend Sam fooling around, love this pic.
Monday, 8 August 2011
I went to a Hotel Spa for the weekend and it was absolutely fantastic. I stayed over Saturday and Sunday with my friend Sam and we had such a relaxing, fun break away.
The Hotel/Spa is a family run business called Fairlawns in Aldridge in the West Midlands. It's clean, very tidy, spacious, the staff were friendly and extremely helpful, i cannot fault it. I can't wait to go back again :).
I'll be posting more pictures in the next few days or so, so keep your eyes peeled.
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Every Tuesday without fail i always buy Closer and New Magazine. I admit to have been quite a magazine hoarder in my time and i easily bought 8 magazines each month, eek. The above two have everything i need; celebrities, beauty, fashion, real life stories and much, much more, bliss. Talking about celebrities, have you seen on the cover of New magazine that Amy Childs from The only way is Essex is leaving the show? Shuuuuuttt uuuuppp ;).
What are your monthly favourite magazines?