Monday, 24 October 2011

Foundation Alert!

After Receiving my Studio Fix Fluid in NC15 sample i instantly fell in love with it and couldn't believe i hadn't tried this foundation. I straight away headed to the MAC website and ordered myself a bottle. It's by far the best foundation i've used (Estee Lauder Double Wear coming second obviously!) It gives me the perfect amount of coverage that truly lasts all day on my skin. I also believe it's one of MACs cheapest foundations, you can pick it up here for £19.50.

I've read many posts saying this foundation is peoples favorites so is it yours? If not what is yours? xxx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


*PICTURE HEAVY POST;)* I was in desperate to find a new hairdryer need as my old loved hairdryer couldn't decide whether it wanted to work or not. The other week when i was down at the beach i ventured round boots when this little beauty caught my eye. It's a Mark Hill Professional Shine & Style Pro-Power Dryer (sounds fancy aye?) It's a 2000w hair dryer so has super fast drying time, me having fine hair it literally takes me 10 minutes maximum and about 15 minutes if i blow-dry it properly. What drew me to this hair dryer is the super cute limited editionness. It's a fancy purple and pink leopard zebra combo! It's so unusual and girly I simply couldn't resist! I picked this beauty up for £29.99 while it was half price. I believe this is limited edition for christmas, Mark Hilll has also release a curling wand to match and a leopard print hair dryer and wand.

So what's so special about this hair dryer i hear you may ask? It has a salon professional 3m cord(!), it has conditioning ionic technology which creates smooth, shine frizz-free hair every time, it can create and hold any look with 3 heat/2 speed settings plus a cool shot, and the super fast 2000w AC long life motor for professional use.

The hair dryer also came with three different nozzles. One narrow concentrator nozzle and two different unique styling attachment yo straighten, life and smooth the hair. For me the brush like one helps me get lots of volume in my hair and it's perfect to use when blow drying. As well as the hair dryer i also received a 'style guide' booklet!

The only downside of this hair dryer is that the power buttons are positioned awkwardly and i often catch them whilst drying my hair meaning the turn off or change to a different setting. Mark Hill Has been twice British hairdresser of the year, twice international hairdresser of the year and celebrity hairdresser of the year. This also persuaded me to pick this hair dryer, this must mean its good right?
Do you think this is as cute as much as i do? xxx

Friday, 14 October 2011

Hot Cloth Cleanser

I simply bought this No7 Radiance Boosting Hot Cloth Cleanser as iu ad a £5 off voucher and it seems to have the same concept as the Liz Earl Hot Cloth Cleanser but i have never tried Liz Earl so i can't do a comparision but i can tell you that i do love this product! I picked it up for £5 as it did have £5 off so i couldn't go wrong. 

No7 say enjoy the luxury of a spa facial in the comfort of our own home with this dual action cleanser. The combination of this rich indulgent cleanser and the gentle exfoliating muslin cloth whisks away dead skin cells and daily grime whilst stimulating circulation, leaving your skin deeply clean, soft and radiant.

I can pretty much say all of the above is true. I'm so glad i picked this up and added it into a new skincare routine that seems to be working well for me. The formula of the cleanser is a lovely thick rich cream like cleanser that is easily rubbed onto dry skin in circular motions taking off every trace of makeup. Its the rubbed off with the muslin cloth whilst you are also exfoliating the face. I double cleanse and night and just cleanse once in the morning. I'm definitely going to boots to pick up another.

Have any of you tried a hot cloth cleanser? xxx  

Thursday, 13 October 2011

NOTD Shellac

I'm currently wearing a shellac manicure on my nails. We learnt how to apply it at college this week which is the reason as to why i have it. I think its really interesting and i do really like it. Shellac is a gel polish that lasts for about 2 weeks and doesn't chip, it also stays super shinny. It has no drying time and it doesn't damage your nails in anyway! The colour i chose was 'Gotcha'.

Have you tried shellac or any other branded gel polish? xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is a month where the Breast Cancer organization are trying to raise funds and make people aware. There are many ways this month you can get involved and do your bit to help.

- You can get involved in the wear it pink day where you can team up with colleagues, family or friends, or all and wear something pink which can be anything i believe varying from nail varnish and makeup to pink clothing and accessories once you have done that all you have to do is donate £2 to Breast Cancer Campaign.

- You can get involved with the Estée Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign as they celebrate there19th year fighting against Breast Cancer. This year Estee Lauder are release 3 different pink ribbon products for Breast Cancer Awareness. 

Perfectionist CP+ Wrinkle Lifting Serum plus an exclusive pink ribbon key chain - Estee Lauder will donate £10.00 of the suggested retail price of its pink ribbon collection to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moizturizing Gel - $10 from your purchase helps support the National Breast Cancer Foundation®.
Clinique Great Lips, Great Cause - Three Lip Glosses - $5.00 from your purchase helps support the National Breast Cancer Foundation®.

"The Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection raises awareness that early detection saves lives."

- The Estee Lauder Companions are also lighting up 200 global landmarks pink this October as a symbol of hope in the fight against Breast Cancer.But they don't want to stop there, they want to light up the whole world pink with the help of our words. If you head over to their Facebook page here you can help light up the place where you live on the Estee Lauder emptiness Breast anchor Illumination Map with a message of hope. "Together, we can shine a light on Breast Cancer, turning the whole-world pink!" 

-Smashbox are another company offering a product to helpout BCA this month. They are selling a 2011 BCA O-Gloss which is a clear to pink lip gloss and is selling for $22. The Great thing about this product is that the entire purchase price of this O-Gloss will be donatedto the Breast ancer Research Foundation between October 1st and October 31st 2011.

These are only a few ways i've come across of showing support, and i have wrote my message of hope, i am wearing pink nail varnish throughout October and i'm going to buy one of these products. I think BCA month is such a brilliant idea, helping men and women have the knowledge to check themselves and hopefully discovering early detection. Are any of you interested in getting involved? Have you already got plans to get involved? xxx  

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sun, Sea, Sand!

Yesterday me and some of the family took a trip to our closest beach which is Weston Super Mare which is about an hour and 45 minutes away to spend the day their as with this 'heatwave/Indian summer' we knew it would be a good idea. I love visiting Weston as i go more than once every year. The day was full of shopping, sunbathing, going in the sea, walking along the beach, having a barbecue on the beach, being in a bikini and not looking out of place, being wolf whistled at (mahosive cringe) and going on the new pier (the old one burnt down) The beach was very busy, and the drama happened before we left. Lots of police cars 3 fire engines and rescue people as two girls went too far out and got stuck in the mud! And then a family lost a baby girl which one women luckily handed into the police and then found her parents after they realised she was missing. Hoping to go back to the beach next weekend if the weather stays lovely. Who would of thought it could be this hot in October let alone in England?

View from the walkway on the pier.
Another view from the walk way.
Inside the new pier, rides, go karts, air hockey  (which i love!) and loads more- basically a massive arcade with a couple of restaurants  and there is even a cafe/room type thing you can have your wedding reception at! Fancy aye?

Have any of you visited Weston? What have you all been up too during this belated summer?? xxx