Rock star soap (£2 worth)
Porridge soap (£2 worth)
Jumping Juniper shampoo bar (full size)
Vitamin E and Vitamin C toner tabs (normal size)
Sugar scrub (mini)
Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask (full size)
Vanishing cream (trial size)
30 September 2009
24 September 2009
23 September 2009
**Update** I emailed the BE people and got a reply back, not very helpful at all, after me writing a huge paragraph to them I got one lousy line back. The person just said go to Debenhams and they might give me a new one. Wasn’t very impressed at all.
19 September 2009
I took a little trip into town today to have a look round the new topshop that has opened and buy a few bits.
We’ve had a tiny topshop and miss selfridge ever since the whole Liverpool One fiasco started but the new stores opened yesterday. I was tempted to go and take advantage of the freebies on Friday but I’m glad I didn’t. Whilst I was walking around I heard one girl say that it was much busier yesterday and that it’s practically empty in comparison. I was shocked, it was so busy you couldn’t walk at a normal pace!! I’m so glad I didn’t go yesterday!
The main reason I went to topshop was to find a top I’ve wanted for weeks but they didn’t have it :( so I’ll have to order it online.
Whilst I was walking over to Debenhams I saw Mario and Lisa from BB signing autographs! hahaha they are a funny couple,there was a massive queue so I didn’t join in the fun
I bought the starter kit of Bare Minerals as I had a bit of unexpected money come in, like usual instead of saving it like I should I spent it :) The set costs £45 and you get 8 items in it *does calculations* that works out roughly £5 per item, extremely good value! I think if you were to buy each one separately it would cost over £100.
So in the kit you get:
- two BareMinerals SPF15 Foundations
- BareMinerals Mineral Veil
- BareMinerals Warmth All-Over Face Colour
- BareVitamins Skin Rev-er Upper
- Flawless Application Face Brush
- Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
- Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
- How-to DVD and Brochure
I got the light set so the two foundation shades are Light and Fairly Light, one is more yellow toned and the other pink. I can’t wait to try them all out and will do a follow-up review on each item.
I then headed up to boots to get a few soap and glory goodies, they didn’t have the 3 for 2 offer on the soap and glory range which I thought was a bit odd as they still had all the signs. I wanted these three items so I bought them anyway. I also wanted the spot fighting gel and face mask but they didn’t have either so I’ll get them next time.
I did get the Scent-sationalism set though which contains Mist you madly, Girlgo and Glam-a lot. These are cute little bottles which are small enough to fit in your handbag.
I then bought the Clean, girls body wash which is scented with Mist you madly. This is a lovely pearl colour and has a purple iridescence to it.
Feel the knead which is a “super invigorating spa massage” and contains a mesmerizing blend of mint, thyme, chocolate, vanilla and musk! I’d say the mint is the strongest flavour out of them all.
18 September 2009
I entered an Avon competition to win one of 1000 Ultra Colour Rick Mousse Lipsticks with SPF15, (£7.00), all you had to do was count how many lips you could find in the brochure and fill in your details. I did this and totally forgot about it until the post man knocked with a little parcel from Avon. I opened it to find a lovely little lipstick inside.
I received Metallic rose which is perfect for me and it smells divine, it smells of sweets like you should really eat it :) This lipstick doesn't seem to be available on the Avon website but there are 8 other shades. Avon describes it as “ultra soft mousse core with special conditioners to soften and smooth lips,surrounded by full colour with SPF15” I totally agree with this, it glides on to your lips so smoothly. You can either wear it as a vibrant pink or tone it down a bit by blending into your lips.
I urge everyone to enter this competition, you can do so here, and hopefully you will receive a lipstick. If you want to know the answer but haven’t got a brochure you can easily search on Google, email me or give me a tweet :)
I also received a little swap I did with muffinphonic, I swapped my purple Natural collection eyeshadow duo for a NYX ultra pearl loose eyeshadow in Mocha. She also added in a tube of lipgloss by Aziza.
I have started to use Windows Live Writer to write my blogs after seeing another blogger recommend it. I used to hate dragging the photos from the top of the box to where I wanted them and also if they were the wrong way up I couldn’t adjust them, or at least I didn’t know how. Live writer just makes blogging so much easier, you should all try it. You have to download it but it only takes a minute or two and is totally free :)
17 September 2009
During this past week I’ve seen quite a few people on blogger and YouTube mention the Botanics cleansing balm and as my Liz Earle cleanse & polish has nearly ran out I decided to take advantage of the boots 3 for 2 offer.
I bought a mini sized bottle of Soap and Glory Hand food to try out, I have a few other products from the original pink range and I love them so I have high expectations for this product. I have a hard time finding hand creams I like as my hands don’t seem to soak in the cream as well as my body or face, they always end up greasy which mean I can’t do anything until I wash/wipe it off. This was £2.25 for a 50ml tube.
My Asda eye make-up remover has finally ran out, I really hated this stuff, it left my skin sticky afterwards, so I bought the Botanics soothing eye make-up remover. In the past I’ve used Lancôme's make-up remover with the oil layer and really liked it so when I saw this had the oil part I was excited to try it. I was surprised at how small the bottle is though (150ml) but as I’m only testing it and at the moment don’t know if I like it or not this is a good thing. This costs £2.93 and was the item I received for free :)
Recently my Simple toner just isn’t really doing anything for my skin, I’m not seeing any differences so I decided to try out Botanics organic rosewater toner. I don’t like using products with fragrance on my face but with just a hint of rose I can get over it if it works :) Once again I was surprised by the size, this is also 150ml for £3.91.
Lots of people have been raving about Boots Expert build up remover shampoo and as my hair has been feeling a bit lifeless due to product build up I decided to give this a whirl. This is £2.99 which is really quite cheap as it isn’t going to be used every time I was my hair so it should last a long time. I’m going to use this when I next wash my hair so a review will be up shortly.
The Botanics cleansing balm was £6.36 and includes a 15g jar of the “super” balm and a muslin cloth. First impressions, I really like the smell of the balm, reminds me of a nail balm, and I’m really excited to try it out. Boots say it contains “92% certified organic ingredients” which is always good :) I’m not too sure about the muslin cloth though, it doesn’t look as soft as Liz Earle ones but I’m going to try it out. If I don’t like it I can always go back to using the Liz Earle ones. Once I’ve used this for a couple of weeks I’ll write a proper review on it. Quick question to anyone who has tried this product, it says on the box not to use near eyes, so does this mean I can’t use it to take off my eye make-up?
15 September 2009
Heres a close up of the Dazzle dusts, saphire on the left and pink-gold on the right. This may come as a shock but these are my first dazzle dusts! Shock horror I know but I've only recently started using loose eyeshadows again and have fallen back in love with them, I have no idea why I stopped to be honest. I've wanted to buy pink-gold for quite a while now after seeing people using it on here and yt so when I saw it in this giveaway I hoped I would win so I could get it. And I did :)
Saphire is a gorgeous blue with purple reflects and pink-gold is a light pinky coral with gold reflects
13 September 2009
I know this tag is old but I haven't done it yet so here we go :)
- 1. Post a picture of the bag, purse, handbag, pocketbook [whatever you call it] that you are carrying. Now, don't you even think about going back there to your closet and getting your very favorite one or that cute little vintage clutch that you carried the last time you went out...I want to see the purse that you carried today!
2. Tell us how much it cost. Oh my, I know what you are thinking - a proper lady would never discuss matters of money, darling. Well, yes, but today we are gonna break that rule and tell. Yes, tell how much it cost. We won't judge. This is for entertainment purposes only. And if there is a story that goes along with this purse, tell it.
This is my current handbag, I got it for my birthday last year, and it was around £40 from John Lewis.
- Sunglasses from Next with the case
- E.L.F blotting paper sheets
- House key and robot key ring from Paperchase
- Black sharpie pen
- Make-up bag
- Kirby grips
- Creative stone with Ipod headphones
- My phone - LG KS360
- Ipod touch with headphones, I keep it in a babysock
- Blistex Med-plus
- Sample tube of Nivea moisteriser
- 5 chewies
- Phone headphones
- Lancome make-up bag GWP
- Benefit bluffdust
- Dainty doll concealer
- Blister plasters
- Lancome Juicy tube - clear
- Pot of hand cream
- Travel toothbrush and toothpaste
- Rimmel eye liner
- Sample tube of Olay moisteriser
- Soft lips lip balm
- Nail clippers
- Mini Tweezers
- Nail file
I was suprised that I didn't have much junk in it, like bus tickets, receipts, things like that. I normally carry more with me like a bottle of water, perfume, deodorant but I think I took these out whilst flying to-from Ireland and haven't put them back in from not going out the hosue the past three weeks :(
I tag anyone who wants to do this :)
My chain necklaces are hung in this mini wardrobe, this came with cooking things in it but its the perfect height for the chains. I screwed rows or hooks in the bottom of the shelf to hang them from. On the shelf I have the little bags the necklaces came in and a few phone charms. In the altoids tins I have some pendants which I don't really wear that often.
I keep all my other bracelets and my watch on this artist dummy along with a few necklaces that don't go in the wardrobe or hanging up. This is also full so I need to find somewhere else to store any bracelets I buy in the future.
I hang all my long necklaces from my shoe rack. I've stuck hooks along the top of the rack to hold them all. This one is also full at the moment but the hooks can hold more than one necklace so that solves that problem.
04 September 2009
I really want to buy a mirror and lean it against the wall behind the boxes so I don't have to use a tiny mirror but I haven't come across one that I really like yet.
I love this brown box, it was a christmess present to my mum from her friend but she didn't like it so passed it on to me. Its been in my bedroom for a year or two with nothing in, I just couldn't find anything to put in it untill I bought the ikea box. I had too many lip balms to fit in the lip compartments so I put them in here.
In the top right draw I have my eyeliners and mascaras.