30 July 2010

Blogs birthday mac giveaway - closed

As it’s my blogs 1st birthday today I thought I’d hold another little giveaway. 

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One person will win one Mac eyeshadow and one Mac lipstick of their choice.

Rules:
♥ You have to be a follower of this blog
♥ The giveaway will be open for one month, closing August 30th 1pm GMT
♥ Leave a comment stating which lipstick and eyeshadow (either pan or pot) you would like if you won
♥ Both have to be available to buy online
♥ You can blog/tweet about this giveaway, just leave the links in your comment, this is optional but you will gain an extra entry.
♥ Giveaway is international
♥ Winner will be chosen using random.org

xoxo
Disclaimer: I will be buying the prizes myself
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Aussie giveaway winner :)

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And the winner, chosen by random.org is ...
Olivia :)

Congrats!
Email me your details to rottenotter@hotmail.co.uk so I can send out your prizes :)

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28 July 2010

July favourites

Last month it was nail polish, this month it's hair products!

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The one product I’ve used the most this month is probably V05’s sea salt spray. Really easy product to work with, sprayed in hair when damp and left to air dry. Enhances my natural wave/curl really well.

If you want any more information/reviews on any of the products in the photo don’t hesitate to ask :)

Don’t forget to enter my Aussie giveaway which ends on Friday, 30th July! You can enter here.

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27 July 2010

Charity blog sale invite

Hopefully, as you all know May has organised a charity blog sale and we have a date set!
Here is your official invite :)
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Feel free to post the invite on your blog, pass this on to your friends, family, readers and everyone else!
The more people who know about the blog sale the better :)
Here’s the website for the image:
Hopefully none of you are superstitious, the sale is Friday 13th!
xoxo
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22 July 2010

New Barry M Lip gloss wands

I look advantage of the 30% off code and bought two new shades of the lip gloss wands. I love these lip glosses are they’re not sticky and have great pigmentation. These two new additions are no exception.

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l-r: Strawberry milkshake 12, Coral 11.

Along with these two there are also 3 other new shades, bronze shimmer, peach sparkle and bubblegum glitter. I knew I’d love the two I’d ordered but I think I’ll have to swatch the other colours in store before buying.
Strawberry milkshake is a much more wearable colour for me than pastel pink, it’s less milky and more creamy, if that makes sense! In the tube you can see it’s full of finely milled fuchsia glitter but on the lips it isn’t noticeable.
The swatch on the website makes Coral look orange when in fact it’s pink with a hint of coral. It’s a gorgeous colour with no glitter or shimmer and one I’ll be wearing a lot this summer!
Once again these two smell delicious! Strawberry milkshake smells exactly that, strawberry milkshake! Very much like pastel pink. Coral also smells a lot like tropical tango does, of fruit starburst!
I’ll add swatches into this post tomorrow! I tried today but it’s so grey outside the swatches weren’t colour perfect.

Have you tried any of the new shades?
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19 July 2010

First attempt at nail marbling

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This is my first attempt at nail marbling and I’m pretty proud! My mum kindly let me experiment on her nails as I’m giving mine a rest at the moment, the tips have started to peel a bit.
She chose to have just her ring fingers marbled and then chose to paint the rest using the light blue :)
Polishes used:
ASOS paint by Ciate in Agyness
Barry M nail paint in Pale Turquoise
George in Frost bite
Anyone got any good tips for beginners? Know how to avoid bubbles in the polish? Which polishes work best? Let me know!
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13 July 2010

Aussie giveaway for 200 followers - CLOSED

I’m a little late posting this giveaway, as of now I have 212 lovely followers!
I want to thank everyone for being so nice and for following my little bloggy :)
I’ve really been into hair care this month so this giveaway is for some lovely Aussie products I’ve been loving and using a lot of.
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Now for the rules :)
♥ You have to be a follower of my blog
♥ Write a comment, anything you like!
♥ If you want to blog/tweet about my giveaway you can but it is not required. Just leave me the link in the comments so I can give you an extra entry
♥  This giveaway will only be open for UK readers as the bottles are quite heavy. My next giveaway will be open for everyone :)
♥ This giveaway will close July  30th 12.00 GMT

I will also be holding another giveaway July 30th to celebrate my blog turning one!
The full details will be posted along with the winner of this giveaway in the afternoon of the 30th.

Get entering ladies!
xoxo
Disclaimer: I bought everything myself.
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11 July 2010

A'kin Jojoba & Lavender Light Conditioner

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I absolutely love the smell, I love anything that smells of lavender. Not so sure I could smell the jojoba but once again I’m not very good at picking out scents.
I really didn’t like the bottle though, I found it really hard to squeeze the product out with only one hand. Each time I used it, it was harder and harder to get out. Would this stop me from repurchasing? I’m not sure.
My hair is really dry at  the ends, it really just needs a trim but I don’t want to get rid of the length, so I like to use a thick conditioner. This one is just too light for me but would be perfect for someone with fine or oily hair.
For me £7.49 is quite expensive for a conditioner which doesn’t quite work for me so I wouldn’t repurchase. I would be interested in trying the A’kin conditioner for dry hair to see if it works better for me though.
You can find more information about this conditioner here.
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10 July 2010

Soap and Glory’s Feel the knead

I bought this in September and have only just got round to using it. I should have tried it sooner as it’s one of my favourite Soap and Glory products!
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I have quite sensitive skin and as much as I love my soap and glory scrub it can be a bit harsh for daily use. Instead Feel the knead is a soap and exfoliator in one.
It exfoliates, cleans your skin as well as massaging away cellulite. Sounds like a perfect product!!
You all should know by now I’m not the greatest when it comes to scents so here’s what Soap and Glory say.
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“Mesmerizing blend of mint, thyme, chocolate, vanilla and musk causes stiffs to feel the knead. A super invigorating spa massage soap with exfoliating bamboo beads, seaweed suds and essential oils of cacao and carouba. Includes two kinds of seaweed and caffeine extract. Use it to Rub stubborn cellulite!”
RRP £5 and can be found in Boots stores or online.
I recommend this to everyone and I’ll definitely be buying another one when it’s finished :)
Have you tried this already or been intrigued by it when you saw it in Boots?? Let me know!
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09 July 2010

Charity Blog Sale

If you haven't already heard May is hosting a charity blog sale, this particular sale is supporting ECPAT and The Eve Appeal, two very important charities. If the sale is a success May hopes it'll turn into a regular thing so we can support more charities!

We need your help though! 

If you have anything you would like to donate to the blog sale that we can sell or if you have any special talents you’d like to donate, for example if you’re good at designing blog headers or backgrounds.
If you’re reading this and you’re from a company we'd love you to help out by donating some of your lovely products.

Don't hesitate to contact May at may@maylovesmakeup.com :) 

Also help spread the word! I've designed an invite which will be emailed round to everyone we can think of! Jemma is designing some buttons and banners which you can place on your blog :)

 May will be posting regular updates on her blog as well as on twitter so keep an eye out! We should have a date/time sorted out soon so we'll let you know :)
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04 July 2010

Lovea moisturising body milk

I love body moistursiers but I always struggle to find one that doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky or greasy, I want to be able to put my clothes on or go to bed straight away. I haven't had a problem with this one by Lovea as it's a body milk therefore having a lighter consistency but still hydrates the skin very well. It soaks in straight away leaving your skin really smooth and silky.
This smells just like the shampoo from Lovea which I reviewed here. I still can't place the scent, something that I've read in a lot of other reviews by bloggers who have reviewed this as well. It's perfect for summer though!
Packaging wise it's a bit boring but I love that is has a pump so you can use just the right amount of product and no wastage. I find that two pumps is the perfect amount for one leg.
For only £6.99 I'd definitely buy it again and I think I'll be trying the Burkina shea butter lotion for dry skin in the winter can be found here.
You can read more about this product here
Disclaimer: I was sent this to review as part of a bloggers panel for Mypure.co.uk, this will not and has not influenced my opinion on this product. All my reviews are honest.

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01 July 2010

Nail polish collection

Here is the lovely Laura's request, my nail polish collection!
Any NOTD posts I’ve done will be linked in the polish name, as I post more NOTD’s I will update the links :)
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Eyeko Coral, vampire, cosmic, indigo, vintage, lilac, tea rose, petite, nude, posh
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OPI Romeo & Joliet, Brand new skates, Merry midnight, Do you lilac it?, Overexposed in South Beach, Elephantastic pink, Los Cabos coral, Need sunglasses? (full sizes)


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OPI Off with her red!, Thanks so muchness, Plugged in plum, Don’t know … beets me!, Absolutely Alice, Mad as a hatter (minis)

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Barry M 47 black, 293 grey, 295 pale turquoise, 308 berry ice cream, 279 bright pink, 309 pale pink, 264 pink iridescent, 289 gold, fabulous

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George cloudless sky, frost bite, ultraviolet, lavender, be mine, sherbet fizz, natural rose

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Asos paint by ciate Pixie, Mary-Kate, Agyness

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MUA 4, 5, 18

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Models own Turkish delight, Nails Inc Elizabeth street, Victoria

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Revlon Minted, Palest lavender

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Collecti0n 2000 White ice, Blazing red, green with envy, Aztec gold

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17 Royal indigo, knockout red, Miss sporty 105, 272

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Rimmel star dust, China glaze For Audrey, Make-up academy Soda pop, Bourjois 7

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Seche vite top coat, Sally Hansen base coat, Essie matte about you top coat.

If you have any recommendations I’d love to hear them!
I really want to try some Essie polishes and Orly.
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