Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Keratosis Pilaris

Hey Girls

Since I read Bottled Beauty's blog post on "Chicken Skin" or Keratosis Pilaris, as it's known, I have been on a quest to try to find out what kind of things can help.

Before reading about it on the above post, I did not know KP existed. I just thought I had bad skin. I suffer from horrible red bumps on my upper arms. All the time...

Keratosis Pilaris is a very common genetic follicular disorder manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles.

An excess of the protein known as Keratin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming numerous tiny rough bumps on the skin. Sometimes, these bumps can become irritated causing the follicles to redden excessively.

KP is often misdiagnosed and treated as acne. Most types are more evident during teen years.
It can also appear after pregnancy or at any stage of life.

image sourced from google

So, as I mentioned I began looking at ways to improve KP. The most common solution is exfoliation. I have always exfoliated the affected area but the results are short lived. It makes the area smooth for a few hours but I then notice the bumps have began to reappear.
Other forms of relief are said to come from laser treatment and sun tanning. Sun tanning for me has never resolved KP.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Models Own Car Key Collection

Good Evening Ladies ♥

I'm LOVING Autumn! I love having an excuse to wear long sleeves, fluffy socks, thick woolen cardis & jumpers, thick tights and boots :)
It's just awesome, Autumn clothes shopping rocks and let me tell you, I don't need an excuse to go shopping.

I was very excited to learn about the new Autumn collection for Models Own, The "Car Keys" Collection.

L-R, Grace Green, Becca's Brown and Purple Ash.

These colours (and the name) are inspired by the Chanel Khakis collection, as you can see the colours are very similar...

Both images courtesy of google.

L-R, Khaki Brun, Khaki Vert and Khaki Rose.

I'll be extremely keen to see how similar the swatches are too. And lets be honest, the price difference is enough to sway anyone to forego the luxury of Chanel for these wonderful dupes.

The Models Own Car Keys collection will be available from Boots from October 6th.

Will you guys be purchasing any of these gorgeous nail colours?


Sunday, 26 September 2010

Sunday Smiles

Is it just me, or are Sundays usually a tad underwhelming?

I know, it's the weekend, but instead of treasuring it like I should, I find myself counting down the hours til Monday. Euch. Monday.

I thought I'd share some visual delights to bring some smiles to the remaining hours of Sunday...

all images courtesy of

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend!!


Pantene Giveaway Winner

Good Afternoon ♥

Just a short post to announce the winner of my Pantene Aqua Light giveaway.

image from google.

I used to generate a number between 1 and 6, and the winning number was 5.

Congrats to Nicoletta from Nicoletta's Beauty Space, I will contact you soon for your postal address.

Thanks for entering.

Love Debs xx

Friday, 24 September 2010

S L Jewellery

Hey Beauties

I recently recieved some very pretty jewellery from a great little website S L Jewellery and Accessories. They sell gorgeous handmade and sterling silver jewellery along with pretty bags and many other fantastic goodies.

The item I recieved was a pair of sterling silver pearl tear drop earrings...

I completely love pearl jewellery and own many bracelets and earrings featuring them so I was very impressed by these little sweeties.

They are of course little tear drop pearls with small glass seed beads at either end. They are soo dainty and delicate and they look great added to a sophisticated evening outfit, but I also reckon they'd look great to soften up a rockier ensemble.

These earrings are priced at £3.99.

I also thought I would share my other favourite items that I have picked out from the website and thought you all might like too.

Gorgeous silver and black studs, priced £3.99

Pretty silver hoop and pearl earrings, priced £4.49

Silver coloured bracelet with pretty coloured stones, priced £4.99.

I definately recommend taking a look at this website. They have many more glitzy and glamorous pieces and the prices are so reasonable. They also make perfect gifts for that dreaded "C" word...(Christmas...don't say it).

Hope you all have a lovely weekend

Don't forget to check out my Mini Pantene Giveaway which ends on Sunday!!!

This item was sent to me for free for review purposes.

Thursday, 23 September 2010


Hi Girlies.

Just thought I'd share another face of the day with you. This was from yesterday heading to work.
I have a light smoky eye and some coral, glossy lips.

And a funny face just for good measure.

The products used here are:

No7 intelligent balance foundation
BC Bronzer
No7 Blush in Coral Blush
ELF eyebrow kit
ELF Eyelid Primer
BeautyUK eyeshadow palette no1
MUA eyeshadow shade 14
No7 exceptional definition mascara
Natural Collection Lipstick in Coral Shimmer
2true plumptious lipgloss in no4

I was overall impressed with my look for the day.

Love, Debs xxx

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

I Can't Stop Buying ELF!!!

'Ello Luvvlies

I have a problem.

I can't stop buying from ELF!!!

So last week I got a few more little goodies. I just can't help myself it's just great value.

Firsly I got the Studio corrective concealer.

I honestly dunno how I feel about this product. In theory, it should be great. A green colour to conceal redness, a pink colour to conceal dark undereye bags and two skin tones to conceal anything else. But, I'm just not impressed. The consistency of the product is very hard. I mean, I had to dig the end of my brush in to budge the first lot. And it didn't gather well on my brush either. I tried using my fingers too which gave a little better effect but to be honest it's not something I find myself reaching for. It gives okay coverage but I definately wouldn't repurchase.

Next is the defining eye brush and the concealer brush.

I love the eye brush. It's really soft and fluffy and though it's marketed as defiining, I really enjoy using it as a blending brush. It's small enough to fit right into the corners and sweep right out through my crease to my brow bone! Thumbs up!
The concealer brush is essentially a good brush, I'd just prefer a little more of it. It's teeny tiny and for me, I prefer a bigger concealer brush.Can't grumble too much at £1.50 a pop!

Finally we have the Eyelid primer and the duo eyeshadow in berry mix.

I am totally a fan of the eyelid primer. I have not tried the Urban Decay primer potion so I cannot compare but I am definately noticing big improvements in my eyeshadows lastability (?...think I made that up??)

The duo eyeshadow is the 2nd of this range I have.

A closer look.

It's called berry mix but it's definately more of a chocolate brown with a slight burgandy hint. Not clear in the pic I know. The lighter colour is a pale frosty pink, almost white. I love this as a highlighter on my brow bone. The consistency of the eyeshadow is great too. Not finding a huge amount of fallout, which for me is a biggie!!

I'm already eyeing up my next trip to as I just love it. I have to admit, as I found with the corrective concealer, there are a few misses. But this has to be expected with every brand. I'd much rather pay £3.50 for a fail than £23.50!!!

Hope your all having a lovely week.

Love Debs

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

I've fallen in love...

There are only a few things that make my heart go boom-bang-a-bang, miss a beat and make me swoon like a love sick teenager. And this is definately one of them.

Isn't she blooming gorgeous?

Meet Roxanne of the Mushroom variety.

One of the many beautiful bags available from Paul's Boutique (
This little beauty is available in 4 colours; white, black, powder pink and the above, mushroom.

This is one of those items that make me go "I WANT I WANT".
This bag is priced at £70, which I don't normally splurge on for a bag but definately would for this.
I think it has a very expensive look.

It has gorgeous rouched sides and a very pretty leopard print interior. And of course, a pretty Paul's Boutique charm on the strap.

This will be appearing very high on my Christmas wishlist...

Sunday, 19 September 2010


Hi Girlies ♥

Hope you're all having a lovely Sunday! I'm currently having a lil lazy day. Me and the boy got up and went shopping in Stirling, which is about half an hour from where I live. It's so rainy here right now so we just stuck to the shopping centre. Had a little wander around Primark and picked up a few goodies :) Then headed for a Subway (YUM) then home.

I just thought I would let you guys know about my favourite volumising hair product.

Angel Fish StyleAngel Big 'N' Sexy Volumising Spray.

As I've mentioned in previous posts I have quite fine hair, so injecting volume that LASTS is my biggest challenge. Especially if I am preparing for a big night out. I came across this product in Boots about a year ago and now I am never without a bottle of this on my dressing table.
It smells gorgeous. Kinda coconutty without being overpowering. I spray it on to towel dried hair and then blow dry. It also contains a 220º heat shield, It gives my hair lots of lovely volume but doesn't feel sticky or heavy. And the effect really does last.
Volume...Heat Protection...Gorgeous Scent.
What more could a girl want?

Have any of you guys tried this? What are your favourite volumising products?

Love Debs xxx

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Pantene Pro V Aqua Light & Mini Giveaway (Now Closed)

Hey lovlies :)

Hope you've all been having a fab week! It's almost the weekend!! Whooo hooo!!

If any of you guys follow me on Twitter (link HERE) you'll have read that I recently got a sample Shampoo and Conditioner from the new Pantene Pro V range: Aqua Light. This was sent to me as I filled in some details from a website called - not sent from Pantene themselves.

Anyway, the premis behind the new product is to provide deep cleaning without any horrible residue.

"Virtually No Residue, Virtually No Weight, Just Beautifully Nourished Hair."

I have very fine hair and I have to wash it everyday. I have heard all the lectures etc etc. I don't know if it is really damaging for my hair but what I do know is if I didn't wash it everyday I'd be a very unhappy chappy. It's oily and lank and dry shampoo just doesn't cut it. So I think this product is amazing.

It cleans all the dirt out my hair, which is standard for any shampoo, I know. But once I'd dried it, even after applying some volumising mousse, my hair still felt really light and smooth. I normally use volumising shampoos and I feel that after use I can feel the product still in my hair. But not with this. And my hair wasn't any flatter then normal. As for results? Well it's now almost 7.30pm - around 13 hours since I washed my hair and nearing the time when I'd normally scrape it back out of my face and although it's a little flat it doesn't look greasy. A little back comb and a spritz of hairspray and I'd be good to go!!

This one is certainly a winner in my book!!

Just for a bit of fun I'm going to do a little mini giveaway. Nothing too exciting but I will be giving away a Aqua Light shampoo and conditioner to one of my subscribers. The prize will not be donated, I will purchase this with my own money. All I ask is for you to leave a comment below telling me what your favourite Shampoo and Conditioner is and you will be in with a chance to win the prize!! Leave your email address in your post so I can contact you.

Thanks girls...

Love Debs xxx

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


Hey everyone.
I know I am late on the bandwagon with this stuff but my local Superdrug has only JUST started stocking the MUA range. If you by any chance have not heard of MUA it's Superdrug's own make up brand where each item costs only £1!! YES ONE POUND!!

So I'd seen lots of blogs and YT vids on this and thought I'd try them out. Firstly I got 2 eyeshadows.

Shade 14 Left, shade 7 Right

And just be awkward it's back to front in this pic!! As you can see shade 7 is a lovely pearl green colour and 14 is a gorgeous slate gray colour. Both shadows are extremely pigmented and the colour is soo buildable. I used these two colours to create my FotN look in my previous post.
So as I was so impressed by these two products, I hot footed it back to Superdrug to pick up some more goodies!!

So, clockwise from top left we have shade 10, shade 20, shade 8 and eyeliner shade 4.

Thursday, 9 September 2010


Hola chickas!!!

I just wanted to share a quick WOW moment with you!!! I finally used my Lush bubble bar - the comforter - this morning. The bar is quite big so I broke it in half and crumbled it under the running tap. I just had to share.....

Bubbles Galore!!! I can honestly say out of all the bubble bars I've tried this has definately given the most back in terms of bubble, colour and fragrance!!! I felt like a princess in my gorgeous pink bath!!! :)
My skin also felt smooth afterwards and I can still smell the scent lingering on my skin! And with only HALF the bar!!! I can't wait to use the other half and I can't wait to repurchase!!!

Love & Bubbles,
Debs xx

Sunday, 5 September 2010


Hey guys! hope everyone's okay. Just thought I'd share my (first...eek) face of the night with you. This is from last night. I went through to the boy's and we went for a little dinner :0) I've been experimenting with bold eyes lately so here's my attempt.

Products used:

No7 Intelligent Balance mousse foundation
17 Matte Bronzer
No7 Blush in Coral Blush
ELF Eyebrow Kit
ELF Eyelid Primer
MUA E/S in Shade 7
MUA E/S in Shade 14
ELF Duo E/S in Berry Mix
Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner
17 Maximum Volume Mascara
MAC lipstick in Creme Cup
Maybelline Shiny-licious lipgloss in Peaches 'n' Cream

I was quite please with the dramatic look I created. What do you guys think?

Love, Debs xxx

Saturday, 4 September 2010


Hey ladies! Hope everyone is well. Ahhh I have 35 followers - how exciting! Thank you to each and every one of you. I can't believe you wanna follow little old me :)

As I said in my last post I recently took a trip to Lush, so I thought I'd show you the goodies that I got. I adore Lush and have tried a few of their products before. Unfortunately there is not one very close to where I live so I don't get to go very often. I have ordered online before too, but it's just not the same. I like to go into the store and SMELL the products before I buy them. Some things sound nice on paper, but in reality, they may just not be for you.



So the first thing I got was Dream Cream.

I'd been after this baby for a while. I'd heard all about it on many a YT video and blogs so I had to get it. I really love the consistency of the cream. Nice and thick so it really does pack in the moisture. Although it;s thick, it's not too hard to rub in, which is a bonus! I hate when I have to rub for ages and you still end up with a white leg cos the darn product just won't rub in. I've been using it on my feet, my legs and my elbows. It's great for night time as it has a lovely lavendar scent. Some have said it's too overpowering, but personally I love it. It's priced at £9.85 for 240g.

Calming and dreamy.

Incredibly soothing body lotion for troubled skin. Dream Cream is Lush's best-selling product because it makes sore skin feel good again. Chamomile and lavender calm irritations, reduce redness and banish blotches.