Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Long time no see...

Hiya everyone - So you are probably wondering where I have been these last few months. Truth is Life got the better of me and I have been so busy of late I haven't had a chance to get anything I WANT to do done.
SO, now that things have quietened down a bit I can now come back with some yummy things for you to check out. So watch this space!...

Monday, 21 March 2011

Extra Extra...Read all about it Barry M Brings out new Instant Nail Effects

This just in from the wonderful world that is Barry M. The news we beauty nuts have all been waiting for! Thats right... New Instant Nail Effects... COLOURS!

They say - "Instant Nail Effects is a simple to use nail paint that creates this amazing effect on your nails in one simple stroke. Or play around with it to create different effects."

Look how pretty! They come in a total of 4 different colours.

Blue Print
Pink Fizz
White Frost

Black Magic

So what do you all think? Yay or Nay....

Thursday, 3 March 2011

What have you been doing?... I've been getting Naked!

The Urban Decay Naked Palette has to be THE most coveted makeup product/palette of 2010 and I just got my grubby mitts on one a few weeks ago after waiting for weeks and weeks. And here it is in all its glory...

Just look at it... BEAUTIFUL!

Anyhoos, there are 12 colours in this palette, all neutrals, all soft and buttery and so brilliantly pigmented. And for £32 from you cant go wrong! That worked out to just £2.66 per shadow! Brilliant value if you ask me!

As with most of the other UD palettes, this comes with the usual mini primer potion and also a double ended pencil in Zero and Whisky. These are brilliantly soft and well pigmented and last about 6 hours on my eyes.
I understand that the US customers are getting a blending brush instead of the double ended pencil due to the demand, but there has been an increase in price because of it.

Final Verdict
Would I buy again... Hell YES!
Value for money... 5/5
Overall Verdict...5/5

Smashbox O-Glow & O-Gloss Kit

I was on a shopping trip the other week and noticed that Debenhams had a Smashbox counter! (When the hell did that happen?) So to say I was excited was an understatement. I had never tried their products but have heard and read such good reviews I just had to try.

The assistant who helped me was so nice! He had me try the Photo Finish Bronzing foundation primer (which I will review another day) and the O-Glow/Gloss set. I was amazed at how brilliant these products are!

First up...O-Glow
Smashbox say...Intuitive cheek colour with Goji berry C Complex. Experience instant chemistry as this silky gel transforms from clear to the shade you blush naturally. O-Glow is packed with goji berry, Vit C, Ginko Biloba and Pomegranate seed oil for anti oxidant protection along with revitalizing marine botanics. Apply to cheeks with fingertips and blend.

I say... I LOVE this product. I am not a big fan of gel blushes, but this is so smooth and simple to use and blends perfectly. On me it goes a bright bubblegum pink shade and just blended on the apples of my cheeks gives them a lovely pink glow.

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Now onto the O-Gloss
Smashbox say...Intuitive lipgloss with Goji Berry C Complex. Get a shiny pink pout all your own! This intuitive gloss transforms from clear into your own custom shade of pink. the innovative formula has goji berry c complex, ginko biloba, and pomegranate for antioxidant protection, along with revitalising marine botanics and moisturising avocado oil for luminous shine.

I say... This stuff is AMAZING. Its soft, smooth and moisturising. Not at all sticky and the colour (on me) is a shade or 2 pinker than my own colour. Because its a gloss I find that it doesn't last all that long, but I just reapply, which doesn't bother me in the slightest.
(Please ignore that you can totally see up my nose)
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The final Verdict... All in all I love these products. Smashbox is onto a winner here with this one and have become firm faves in my collection.

Will I buy again... YES
Final score...Firm 5/5 from me

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

MAC Giveaway!

The AMAZING Adrienne over at The Crazy Bitch Beauty Gazette is offering a MASSIVE Mac giveaway! Click the name above and enter!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Hey fatty Jenny.... Oh crap!

As I mentioned in my "New year new me" post a few weeks ago, I joined Slimming world.

Now I have always been overweight...well, just plain old FAT! I have tried all the diets under the sun from Weight Watchers and Rosemary Conelly to Diet Chef. Even the VLCD (Very Low Calorie diet) such as Slimfast, Herbalife and Lighter Life.

I have had some successes, especially on Lighter Life where I lost a whopping 9 stone in just 9 months. The only problem is that I had to quit abruptly due to some not so pleasant side effects... which I am not at all saying were caused by the diet by any means.

Anyways...So I quit and gained all my weight back... BOOO!!!

So fat and fed up I joined Slimming World 6 months ago. It hasn't exactly gone to plan, not through any fault of the diet at all, but just because I don't think I was ready to make "THE CHANGE". But over the last couple weeks its been different. I have been more determined to not only eat better, but to make better choices. Not that I am perfect by any means but I am learning. And 8 lbs off in the last 2 weeks means ITS WORKING!!!! HURRAH *Crowd cheering*

So... some of you may be thinking "What is it". It isn't your normal weight loss diet. Theres no Calorie counting, no cutting out of carbs, or fruit and minimal weighing/measuring (Most of that happen on group day when you get on the scales). Its a normal healthy eating plan.

To explain more easily you can eat all you want when it comes to lean meats, poultry, fresh fruit/veg and fat free yogurt. the rest is counted as SYNS and you are allowed up to 15 of them a day.

So... if loosing weight is something you want to do, in my opinion, I would suggest contacting your local Slimming World rep for more information.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Makeup Optional set by Philosophy

What can I say about Philosophy? I don't have a lot of experience with their products, but what I have used I love... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
My mum picked this up for me for Christmas, along with the Margarita 3 in 1 Shower gel, which I will review another day. Now onto the review.....

As I said before, I have become a great lover of Philosophy since using this. The whole package is AMAZING!. Just look at the packaging. Simple yet effective. It even explains whats in the box and what its for. I love how it goes through each product. Much more interesting than just a boring old list... Don't you think?

Anyway, Now for the actual products.

The set comes with 5 products in total: Purity Made Simple (Cleanser), When Hope is not Enough (Oil free serum), Hope in a Jar (moisturiser), Hope in a Tube (eye and lip cream) and The Micro delivery Peel.
First up - Purity Made Simple (Cleanser)...

This is a lovely cleanser, in fact, the best one I have used. Its a really light and creamy substance & smells really nice and fresh. When you put it in your hands and rub them together and on your face you don't get any foam, but you get a lovely clean feel to your face. When you wash it off, you are not left with that skin pulling light feeling, oh no, not with this one. Just moisturised clean goodness. All I do is remove my eye makeup with my Nivea Facial wipes and wash with this and off I go onto the next step...

When Hope is not enough (Oil free serum)

OMG! This stuff is AMAZING!. It comes in a small bottle, with one of them glass vial things with a squeezy top so that you can get the product out of the bottle. Kind of like a turkey baster lol. Anyways, you only need a little of this stuff! Just2 drops on each cheek and one on your forehead is enough for your entire face and neck. According to the box, you can add 5-6 drops of the serum to their Turbo Booster C Powder, but only in the AM. Once I have finished that, I move onto the next step...
Hope in a Jar (Moisturiser)

This stuff is so strange... Brilliant, but strange. In the pot it looks like a thick white cream, but when you touch it its completely different, almost like a thick water, if that makes any sense what so ever.

When you put it on its cooling, like rubbing that thick cool water on your face, but when it starts to soak in its super moisturising and creamy. Amazing!


Hope in a tube (Eye and lip firming cream)

Now, what can be said about this stuff apart from its lovely. This, just like the others is brilliant. Its like a very thick, moisturising cream. All I do is put a dot on the outer corner of each eye and a few dots round my mouth and pat it around. This seems to have worked a treat on the fine lines round my mouth and eye area, not that I had many to begin with, but what I did have seem to have gone! Yahoo!

Then there is the Peel. I haven't had a chance to try these yet, but they say that you should use it first before cleansing and using the rest.

So, full verdict... EFFING BRILLIANT

Would I purchase?... HELL YES

A Sexy 5/5 from me. ;o)