Showing posts from February, 2014

Primark False Nails Haul

I wanted to do a quick post on my Primark false nails haul as I'm loving them. They are only £1.  I repeat £1.  A bargain not to be missed I think. They come in a number of different colours and patterns and for the price they are really good value. I am still on my spending ban so these are ones I picked up a couple of months ago, but I wanted to share them with you especially if you are like me and have rubbish nails and are often too lazy to paint them. I think they are really pretty and can't wait to try them all. I use the self adhesive stickers (you can pick them up at the Pound Shop) but they do come with glue if you prefer to use that. Below is my collection of Primark false nails. My favourite is the one on the bottom left hand photo its a blue gradient nail with glitter on part of the nail.  

All that lot for £6 BARGAIN!!!
What do you think? Have you tried any? Leighlee I bought these with my own money

Kiko Haul

Last year I visited London and as luck would have it I went on the day that Kiko opened on Regent Street so it would have been rude not to visit it. I had come across Kiko on a visit to Rome a couple of years ago and really liked it. I couldn't believe how reasonable the prices were and picked up a couple of items (as you do). I was really pleased when I found out they were opening a store in London but to be honest I thought the prices would be higher as they always seem to be in the UK. I was surprised though as I thought the prices were really reasonable and I did go overboard on my purchases in London. I did a quick blog about them here last year. As it was only a quick post last time I thought I would show you a few swatches of the items I bought.

L-R Ultra Glossy Stylo 812 Black Cherry - This is so glossy and easy to apply I love it. Its a medium mauve pink colour. I bought it for £4.90 although its now available online where they are currently on offer at £3.50. Sma…

St Grape Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub Product Review

I was lucky enough to win the St Grape Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub in a competition in December.  I have now been using it for the last month, so I thought it was about time that I reviewed this product.  First of all I should say that I have never heard of this brand before, so I was really interested in trying out this product.  Its 97% natural product (minimum of 3% liquid soap base).  Its made in Canada and 150g costs £12.00.  You can buy the product direct from their website.
This scrub is made of very fine sea salt with oils including Jasmine Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil and Lavender Oil.  I like how fine this scrub is.  It feels effective in sloughing away dead skin, but its not abrasive or so coarse that it scratches the skin rather than buffs it like some scrubs.   I like the smell of this scrub, which is fresh and salty and not in any way overpowering. The scrub is easy to wash off and even though it contains oils, it does not leave a greasy residue behind.  Its quite a sm…

Birchbox Review - February 2014

Its always nice to receive a beauty box to open at the end of a hard day and Birchbox is one of  my favourites.  Its very rare that it disappoints and Februarys box is no exception.  The theme of this months box is We Love Your Style (inspired by London Fashion Week).  Here's what I received in my box.

Leighton Denny Nail Polish in the colour Meteor Match.  This is a full size product worth £11.  This is a shimmering pale marine colour injected with glitter.  This is a really nice colour, but it does take at least 3 coats to become opaque.
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black.  I already have this from a magazine freebie last year and I don't use liquid eyeliner so I will give this one to a friend.  This is just over half the size of the normal full size product and is worth approx £6.85 (based on full size retailing at £12).
Gilchrist & Soames Shower Gel 45ml.  In all honesty this looks like the sort or product you would get free at a hotel so its nothing special but I will…

Fragrance Direct Nail Polish & Eye Shadow Haul

I regularly check the Fragrance Direct site for new bargains and here are a few of the items that I have picked up recently (these were bought prior to my spending ban). I bought 5 L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Polishes 5ml at £1.30 each (they are currently £4.99 each at Boots).  I picked up the following colours:
809 Mystic Blue - A metallic midnight blue 818 Sweet Amethyst - A metallic rose gold 822 Bronze Parure - Black with gold and bronze glitter 824 L Or Noir - Black with Gold Glitter 821 Copper Cuff - Copper glitter with larger pieces of gold glitter
There are plenty of colours still available here.
I also picked up some L'Oreal Colour Infallible Eyeshadow 3.5g at £1.50 each (they are £6.99 each at boots).  I bought the following: 004 Forever Pink - A frosty metallic pale pink 012 Endless Chocolate - A rich chocolate brown with a gold shimmer 024 Bronze Goddess - A dark gold 032 Sassy Marshmallow - A frosty metallic pale blue
Let me know if you have found any bargains on Fragrance Direc…

Magazine Freebie - Marie Claire

I just wanted to give you guys a heads up that Marie Claire magazine is giving away a Neals Yard Remedies moisturising lip gloss worth £9.50 with their April 2014 issue which is on sale 27th February 2014.

Will you be buying this magazine for the freebie?

YOU Beauty Discovery Box - February 2014

I just received another You Beauty Discovery box and I am really happy with the contents.  Heres what I received:

I picked the following 2 items:

Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer - 12ml (worth £8.20)
Creates a seamless, silky canvas with a beautiful no-shine, cashmere finish. The formulas skin-loving ingredients clear and unblock pores to allow for utterly flawless, long-lasting makeup application. It is the perfect skin primer for all complexions and all skin types. Pore minimizing. Shine controlling. Hydrating. Oil free. Hypoallergenic. For all skin types.

GLAMGLOW Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
- 15g (worth £15)
The ultimate at-home mud treatment for immediate camera ready super radiant skin. For when you need great skin and a glowing complexion in just 10 minutes. It delivers both instant and cumulative results and leaves your complexion revived and glowing, whatever your skin type.

There is also an offer in the booklet:

Nip + Fab Giveaway - Open Internationally

I thought it was about time to do another giveaway and this time I am going to open it up internationally. The prize is 3 Nip + Fab products.

Shine Fix - Matifying Gel - 15ml - A light gel that regulates and absorbes excess oil flow to control t-zone shine.
Spot Fix - Anti-blemish gel - 15ml - a fast acting gel that targets blemishes
Lip + Nip Fix - multi-purpose balm - 15ml -  to heal and repair dry skin, lips and nipples.
To enter just follow the instructions on rafflecopter.  The giveaway will close 30th March 2014.
Good luck everyone. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Primark Haul

I seem to have bought quite a few things from Primark over the last few months so I thought I would do a haul post. I like Primark as you can get some nice stuff fairly cheaply so it doesn't have to last too long and you don't get bored with it. I don't go in very often but when I do I always seem to get tempted to buy a decent amount and then I'm shocked when its totalled at the till as you seem to get so much for your money and that's even with prices increasing as I don't think it's as cheap as it used to be. This haul includes visits to the Leeds, London and Manchester stores. Home Room Diffuser Vanilla & Coconut Creme - £3
Gloves - £8
Green Jumper - £10 (I also bought this jumper in black and red).
Red Bucket Bag - £8 Beige Bucket Bag - £8 Coat with faux leather sleeves - £25.  I spotted this in the Manchester store first and decided to be good and not buy it but then I kept thinking about it and regretted not buying it but of course I then c…

Birchbox Review - January 2014

Here is my very belated Birchbox review.  This is the first Birchbox of 2014 and I am very happy with it.  It has some great products which I cant wait to try out.  The January box is based on Tiny Tweaks - focusing on some small daily changes that will make a big difference by year end.  This is what I received in my box.

First of all the Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser which is 5ml and is worth £15 (full size retails at a whopping £150, so I think this will be the only time that I own this product, unless it performs miracles and makes a real difference to my skin).  I was very happy to receive this high end product. Honey Bee Venom works in synergy with a unique complex of plant stem cells to improve skin tone and elasticity.  I can't wait to try this product out.
If that wasn't enough there is also a Benefit product included this month.   Benefit The POREfessional is an award winning primer that magically erases pores and leaves skin velvety.   This product is already one of my…