Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Operation Christmas Child

Hey lovelies xx

I know this is way off my usual subject of ramblings but I thought I'd take a little time to let you all know about a charity appeal I am very much looking forward to participating in this year.

Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Chirstmas Child is a wonderful Chirstmas appeal to help the most needy children at this time of year, supported by the Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief and development charity working amongst communities in need in 18 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It involves filling up a shoebox with some lovely gifts and sending them off overseas to make a little girl or boys life a little brighter.You pack and wrap and the charity checks and sends. Simple.

This year the shoebox appeal will be delivering presents to children in the following countries.

Azerbaijan    Belarus    Bosnia    Kenya    Kosova    Kyrgyzstan    Liberia    Montenegro    Mozambique    Romania    Serbia    Swaziland    Ukraine    Zimbabwe.

If you would like to find out more about this very worth while Christmas appeal then you can visit the website:

Thanks for reading guys.

Love Debs xx

Monday, 25 October 2010

Holy Grail Hair Product...

Hello Girlies ♥

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Just thought I'd leave a quick post to share my HG hair product.

Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance.

I use regular conditioner around once or twice a week. As I've said I have fine hair and conditioner tends to not only weigh it down and make it lank if overused, but also make it far too soft to work with. Basically not great. So I picked up this little beauty. At first I was worried. Would a leave in conditioner be even worse? But I was curious. So I tried. And I liked.

First off the smell. Aahhh that smell. If you've used it you'll know what I mean. I can't describe or liken it to anything, all I know is it's exquisite.

I spray this on towel dried hair every morning before blowdrying. It detangles very well.
It contains jojoba seed oil which helps to protect my locks. I love the way it makes my tresses feel. Silky smooth without being weighed down. And that beautiful smell lasts all day.

I've been using this product everyday for about two months now and am suitably impressed!

Also, I love the Aussie Philosophy...
"There's more to life than hair, but it's a good place to start!"

What's your favourite Aussie product?

Love Debs xxx

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

The Quest For The Perfect Foundation Continues...

Hey Girls!

Hope you're all doing great!! Half way through the week! Phew!

With the temperatures dropping and Mr Jack Frost making an appearance, the old face has been taking a kicking! I'd happy been using my No7 intelligent balance foundation on a daily basis when my skin started to get really dry. Mainly around my nose and forehead, and the look of the mousse foundation sticking to the dry ares was NOT a good look. So I needed to find a good alternative quick!

I popped down to Debenhams a fortnight ago and perused the make up department for ageees (my boyfriend will vouch for this!) and eventually I decided on Clinique supermoisture.

Designed to combat very dry to dry combination skin, I was very hopeful this would do the trick. And it did. The formulation is very moisturisting and takes to my skin very well. It also leaves your skin really dewy looking as it contains an extremely subtle hint of glitter. I find that I can wear it all day and does not give me that "caked" appearance on the drier areas of my face.

The only downside I can find to this foundation is the coverage it provides. It has a sheer to moderate coverage, edging closer to sheer. This is fine for a daily basis as I often like a light coverage for work and for through the day, but I find when I am heading out at night time I am mixing it with a higher coverage foundation so I can achieve a more flawless appearance. Not a huge problem for me, although I would not recommend this to you girlies who like your full coverage fix.

What are your thoughts on Clinique foundations, and have any of you guys tried this?

Love Debs xxx

Sunday, 17 October 2010

MAC Venomous Villians

Hey Cherubs!

Hope you are all having a spiffing weekend! I've had a rather lazy weekend, but after a busy week at work I can justify it!

I know I'm late in sharing this with you all but just wanted to show you guys the 2 items I picked up from the Venomous Villians collection from MAC. After looking at the swatches some of the girls had posted from the launch party (lucky bums!!) I concluded there was only one "must have" product which was the Bite of an Apple blush, but when it came to ordering, I couldn't resist sneaking in a pretty little lipglass too.

Firstly, I love the blush. The picture doesn't do the colour any justice. The pink is so bright, almost neon! I love how it applies to my cheeks and it's so buildable. This is definately a winner and I'm very glad I managed to grab it before it sold out on the website.
The lipglass is "strange potion". As I said I hadn't planned on getting anything else, but I didn't own a MAC lipgloss (travesty, I know) so hey ho popped one in my shopping cart. I'm very pleased I did. I love the colour it's a very orangey pink, and very pretty. Just the right amount of stickyness too! I doubt it will be long before I'm the proud owner of more than one lipglass!

Did you guys manage to get what you wanted before it sold out? Any other lipglass recommendations?

Love, Debs xxx

Saturday, 16 October 2010

I won a giveaway!!!

Happy Saturday Muffins ♥

Just wanted to write a little post to say a big, humungous, splendiferous thank you to Fei from *Peonies and Lillies* after I came second in her lovely giveaway recently!

I love love love the prizes I recieved:

I adore the Soap & Glory products! I also recieved a Sleek make up pout polish which is not included in the picture as it's currently sitting at my desk at work. It's gorge!!

So once again, THANK YOU Fei!!!


Saturday, 9 October 2010

Hooray for Halloween!

Morning Girlies!

I'm so excited that my second favourite time of year is nearly here (Christmas 1st obv!). Every year, one of my friends organises a big charity party in one of our local pub and there's lots of fun and frolics.

The most important part is, of course the costume.

I had initially seen a really cool peacock costume and I was so excited about getting it and my head was buzzing about the different make up looks I could create with it. Anyways, I ended up not getting it after reading that the website would not give a refund if the product was unsuitable. Straight away that put me off.

So I trawled around a bit further and have found my costume. It arrived on Monday and I love love LOVE it!

I am going to be a glamorous 20's flapper girl. :)
I also ordered this wig to create the look.

I' so excited to wear my costume. I've also been googling and youtube-ing various different make up looks. If you guys can suggest any good links to some looks I'd greatly appreciate it.

What are your plans for Halloween this year ladies?


Thursday, 7 October 2010

Yay It's Autumn

Evening Beauts ♥

Sorry for the lack of blogging lately as you know I was off to St Andrews at the weekend for a few nights and I've just had a terribly busy week! Thank goodness it's nearly the weekend!

Anyway, I believe I have mentioned this before, but I looove Autumn. It's a great season. I love wearing boots and coats and snuggly jumpers! I picked up a few items before my weekend away and thought I'd share them with you.

Grey pinafore dress - Primark

I love this dress. I wore it in St Andrews over tights and a black long sleeved top with black boots. It's quite thick so it's warm and I love the military style buttons on the front and on the faux pockets. And at £13, this is a complete steal!

Grey knitted dress - Next

I picked up this gorge winter woolie on a little trip to Next. They have some really beautiful pieces just now. The dress is made from lambswool and angora and is totally cosy. It also has a very pretty tiara brooch attached which I think adds a bit of girliness :) This is priced at £38.

Black Studded Boots & Printed Scarf - Primark

I always seem to get my little black ankle boots from Primark. They're great value for £15 and always seem to wear quite well. They're very versitile and go with almost anything. Plus, if they get ruined, who cares, just head back and pick up another!!
The pretty scarf is another of my Autumn staples. It looks great with almost anything and adds a bright yet cosy touch to any outfit!

Have you guys been sorting out your Autumn wardrobe?

Love Debs xxx

Monday, 4 October 2010

Girly Weekend

Good evening girls!!

Hope you've all had a nice weekend. I spent the weekend up in St Andrews, in a caravan with a few of my girl friends. We had a lovely time, shopping, drinking, eating and laughing!!

It rained a lot but we made the most of the sparse moments of sunshine went to the beach. If you have never been to St Andrews, you're missing out. The town is gorgeous... If it's good enough for Prince William, it's good enough for me. Thought I'd share a few pics from the weekend!

Oh, and we went to an amazing Ice cream shop called B.Janetta and managed to spend £22 on ice cream.


I picked up a few bits and pieces over the weekend. Will post soon!!