Sunday, 30 September 2012

A Photo A Day: September

This month I've been taking part in a photo a day, which I hope to keep up! I thought I'd share the pictures with you once a month at the end of the month! Let me know if you like this or if you'd like to see them once a week or something different? I've been a bit slack this month and there isn't one for every single day which sucks! Hopefully next month will be better!


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Weekly Wants #31: Generation Q


I've never been someone who's been overly excited by Illamasqua, most of the collections are a bit too busy for me and I'm not overly adventurous with make up. But no, Illamasqua are not happy enough to let me go through life without falling in love with something that I NEED from them.
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And the winners are...

The official winners of the two Bluebell Soaps from my mini fortnight giveaway have been announced! Congratulations to Ashleigh and Nichola! Thanks for supporting me and my blog!

New giveaway coming next week!




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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Winter Essentials Haul

Uhoh, yes you read that right, I have yet another haul to show you guys! I didn't go and buy this all in one day, but it was a bit of a collective haul over a week! It's a mixture of beauty, stationary and clothing which I thought you might like a peek at! Let me know what you'd like to see reviews of and I'll add them to the top of my "must review soon list!

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Friday, 28 September 2012

NOTD: Filthy Gorgeous


I've never considered the Filthy Gorgeous brand before, in fact, I hadn't even heard of them until this arrived in my referral gift from What's In My Handbag (post on this coming soon), but I absolutely love this polish. First of all, I love the colour, its a really lovely coral colour, which at some angles shows as a pastel shade and at others it looks more neon! It drys out super quickly, it doesn't smudge and is hard to chip! I love it! Have you tried Filthy Gorgeous polishes?



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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Pixi Energy Blush



If you're thinking this looks gorgeous you'd be right, it is! This is a beautiful Pixi highlighter and blush all in one place! 

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Jemma Kidd Spotlight Intense



"Fast track glamour. Velvet soft, sheer stick highlighter perfect for spot and precision highlighting. Accentuates features with stunning shimmer and metallic accents. Highly blendable and can be worn on bare skin or over make-up. Accessorise with neutral metallics for the fashion-forward way to dress up any outfit."

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Monday, 24 September 2012

Currently Testing: Skin Therapy Oil


I just thought I'd quickly share with you something that I'm testing out, Palmers Skin Therapy Oil. It's a new release for Palmers that I won in a Facebook competition.
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Saturday, 22 September 2012

NOTD: Collection Hot Looks 60 Seconds


I recently blogged about the new products that have been brought out by Collection at the new bottle of the amazing Collection polishes!
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Friday, 21 September 2012

Weekly Wants #30: dotcomgiftshop



Some of my favourite bits from dotcomgiftshop feature on this weeks wish list, I'm on a homeware spending ban at the moment, I need to stop buying bits and pieces otherwise when we come to move out in nine months I'll be packing for weeks! Still doesn't stop me dreaming, I love dotcomgiftshop, I think it's a great shop and everything is studpidly cheap!
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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Just a thought: Area H2O

If there's something I struggle with in life, it's my hair. It's really a bit pet peeve of mine, I hate it. Its really hard to maintain and control. The worst thing about my hair is the way it reacts with water, my hair changes so much depending on the water in the area I'm staying.
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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Owl Handbags



I mentioned on Twitter a couple of weeks ago that I'd caved and brought one of these beautiful Owl/Fox bags from eBay. They come from China, but if you're not in a rush then they are definitely worth the wait! I first saw these on Louise's blog (a lifetime ago!) and thought they were amazing, but I managed to find them even cheaper with another eBay seller! This amazing bag was only £5.89 which is amazing value, the seller is amazing and I had no problems whatsoever! I'm considering ordering a few more for the children we buy Christmas presents for, they are so cheap and super cool! 

Why not treat yourself to something quirky?
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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

MeMeMe Beat the Blues - Moonshine Swatch

I reviewed MeMeMe Beat the Blues earlier this month and was so impressed that I added the same highlighter in the shade Moonshine to my wish list! I'm excited to have picked up a bottle in Superdrug. I won't review it again as it's essentially the same product, you can see the review here. I did want to show you some pictures and the swatches as I love the colour of this one a lot more than the golden shade! Let me know which of the two you prefer!

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Monday, 17 September 2012

Hugo Boss Nuit Pour Femme


Chris is an avid wearer of Hugo Boss fragrances, in fact I don't think he owns any other brands! Just a shelf full of Hugo Boss. He has expensive taste but they do all smell rather special. Funnily enough, even though I frequently trek to Boots or the Perfume Shop to purchase another bottle of Boss fragrance for Chris, I've never considered their female fragrances.
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Sunday, 16 September 2012

Homeware Haul

Whenever we come back to Southampton there is always one hundred things that we realise that we need, either because they are old or because we are poncy and like to buy new things for the sake of things! I thought I'd share the bits and pieces with you that we brought, a lot of you like my Weekly Want homeware lists, so hopefully you'll enjoy flicking through! Unfortunately it's all pretty boring, but we got some good deals! Firstly we needed a new colander and pizza tray (£2.50)! Our pizza tray is dead and falling apart and I brought a stupid colander which let all the rice fall through, so it was useless. So we've replaced it with this green one (£3 - both Matalan)!


We've always had boring IKEA bath mats in our bathroom, and I was bored of the bland bathroom, so we brought these bright blue ones from Matalan (£5). It's added a nice dash of colour to the room!
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Saturday, 15 September 2012

Get Pretty and Support Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is something I think about every day, something that has been in the back of my mind since I lost my Mum in 1998. I'm really not one to walk around sobbing about it or hate life for it, it's something I've come to terms with over time! I do love when Breast Cancer Awareness month comes around every year as it gives me some dedicated time to think, but also time to support. To mark the event, every year many companies release products where they give a percentage of sales to Breast Cancer. I like this, I mean why wouldn't you, you can get a beautiful product and help researchers fight the disease so others do not have to suffer! Here are some of the bits you can get your hands on!

 
There is an uber cute AVON cake set available which I personally adore, there is also a silicon heart shape tray available from M&S. Aveda Hand Relief Cream (£2 donation), Chapstick (20p donation), Clinque, Guess Watches and Green and Blacks all have products dedicated to the charity. Estee Lauder have a gorgeous make up bag and lipstick set available with a £5 donation. Dorothy Perkins have released a really cute bracelet for £2, Bottled Green have even got involved creating a special "Bottled Pink" for £2.40, Origins have also released a special bottle of their skin treatment which has a £3 donation. The beautiful Jo Malone brand is giving a £5 donation for every bottle of Red Roses hand and body wash. A great selection of brands and products who are all doing their bit! I really love this!
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Friday, 14 September 2012

WIMH Bond No.9 Perfume

Another beautiful sample from WIMH arrived not so long ago, a fragrance sample from Bond No.9.
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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Weekly Wants #29 - 17 Cosmetics

I really have started to full in love with more and more products by 17 Cosmetics! They have some superstar products and I always find myself looking at their stand for new things to try! I thought I'd share some of the bits I'm dying to try! Do you have any favourite items from 17?
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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

FOTD


Something very rare for me is FOTD, I just never feel confident enough or happy enough with my make-up to post one. This all changed with my purchase of the Real Techniques brushes!
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Monday, 10 September 2012

Roo Beauty Storage Box



After getting increasingly more fed up of storing all my make up in random Glossyboxes that stacked as high as my ceiling, I decided it was time to invest in something a little more organised.
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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Collection: Primer and Fixer


I brought these on a bit of a whim, I wanted to try the pink shimmer shades and there was a three for two offer on, so thought I'd try these!
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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Weekly Wants #28

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Friday, 7 September 2012

GIVEAWAY: Cath Kidston Soap


I want to start giving away little prizes to my beautiful followers every two weeks! Most of them won't be big or expensive, but little small thank yous for the people that return to read my posts week after week! This fortnight I have TWO Cath Kidston Bluebell Soaps to giveaway to two lucky winners! Just follow the instructions below!


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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Mark Hill: Love Big Hair range!

My hair and I have a love-hate relationship. It's hard to manage, it has a mind of it's own, it gets greasy in the click of two fingers and it has expensive taste! For two years my hair has only liked John Fredia's hair range, no matter what I tried, no matter what routine I adopted, it only liked John Frieda. I have no idea where this love of expensive shampoo and conditioner came from? I come from a very poor family and for the entirety of my childhood we'd use Asda's own brand shampoo and conditioners or something to the same effect. But I made the mistake of jumping an expensive brand to prolong my hair dye colour and now I can't go back! 
 


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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Collection polishes get a face lift!

I love Collection, they have some really great products and I always find myself gazes at their stands in Boots and Superdrug when I'm out shopping! But now, just in time for autumn Collection are launching a new design for their nail polishes. What's possibly even more exciting is that Collection have pledged that the polishes will dry in 60 seconds. Granted this isn't lightning fast, but it will make their polishes easier to use! 

"Colour blast your way into autumn 2012 with newly updated Hot Looks Nail Polish range. From contrasting neons to seasonal jewel tones, the new range has it all. Create this season's statement nails with a reverse manicure creating dark tips or add sparkles and studs to your favourite shade. Don't forget the new 60's inspired pointy nail shape - you can really nail it this month with Collection!"



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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

MeMeMe - Beat the Blues


You've probably seen this before, it's the MeMeMe Beat the Blues, the well known dupe for Benefits Moon Beam and the pink version is of course the dupe for High Beam!

Of course the difference is that this costs a tiny £5.25 online and at Superdrug and the Benefit versions cost a whopping £18.50. No competition on price right? I'm really careful when it comes to liquid highlighters as my make-up is made up of online cream and powder products so it tends to smudge, but I've really enjoyed this product! It comes in a glass bottle with a little brush which is the same as you get in a nail polish. 

The brush is easy to use and makes application easy. Like the Benefit products you can mix this with your foundation or apply it straight to the cheek and brow bones. It's a really nice summery colour which really gives the skin a beautiful glow. I always apply it last in my make up routine, sometimes I just blend it in (normally when its really bright and sunny) but when its a bit gloomy I add a flutter of powder on top so it's not OTT. 

Have you tried any MeMeMe products? What is your favourite highlighter?

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Monday, 3 September 2012

A poor show of August empties


I know what you're thinking, what a measly attempt at a empties post and I know it is pretty poor!
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Saturday, 1 September 2012

WIMH: Orla Keily Perfume


A little while ago I recieved my first try from Whats In My Handbag, I really, really love this website! I cannot reccomend it enough!
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