Saturday, 27 November 2010

No7 Shine Free Primer

Hey Dolls

Woo hoo it's the weekend! How cold is it? Although it seems like we are the only ones who do don't have snow yet. Thank goodness. I love to look at it, very pretty, but I hate the disruption it causes. No matter how I feel though, it's on it's way...

I used my most recent No7 £5 voucher to purchase No7 Shine Free Primer. 

This product promises to stop that moment when you look in the mirror about 3pm and your face looks like a chipshop! It has a mattifying oil free base and light reflecting particles to help disguise fine lines and particles. It also contains watermelon and cucumber extracts which will help to soothe and cool your skin.
The only other primer I'd tried was the ELF fasce primer and I found that this had little or no affect on my make up's staying power what so ever. So I was keen to try something else which would make a differece.

The formulation is a thick, pearlescent white lotion, but it rubs in quite easily. I do find that it leaves the skin feeling a bit tacky for a minute or two so I wait til that feeling is gone before I apply my foundation. I'm not really keen on the smell, but once this is rubben in there is no trace of this. The foundation applies smoothly over the top of the primer.

The results?

Well I have noticed that it keeps my face matte for a much longer time, I don't get the shiny forehead and nose so early in the day and when it does appear it is lessened by this product. Hoorah!
I can't say I have noticed it minimising blemishes, but that's not what I bought the product for. I definately recommend this face primer and will be repurchasing.

Have any of you guys tried this? Or do you have a HG primer that you would never cheat on?


Monday, 22 November 2010

Crazy About Christian...

Come to mamma...

*sighs dreamily*

Sadly, at £1,945, I am just going to have to look at the pictures of these gorgeous Laboutins.


x x x

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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

What I'm Ratin' November 10

Hey Guys!

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are all having a lovely week. Mine's has been hectic, but fun! I have been organising fundraising events for Children in Need at work on Friday. We've gone dotty with the spotty theme and we're having leg waxing and wet sponging. All FUN, FUN, FUN! Are you guys doing anything crazy for CIN?

Anyways, I've decided to let you know "What I'm Ratin'" this week...

1. Herbal Essences Seductively Straight Heat Protection Intensive Cream.
I've been using this product daily on my towel dried hair to help protect from heat damage when drying. I've just got a new dryer which is really quite hot, even on the medium setting, so this is doing a great job. It also smells divine and does not leave a residue im my hair when dry.

2. Hoola by Benefit.
I've been loving using this for a subtle glow. I hate wearing shimmery bronzer in daytime, especially in winter so this gives me the gorgeous bronzed look without being OTT.

3. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.
I used to use this about two years ago, and when I won this in a recent blog giveaway I could not for the life of me remember why I stopped. It's been tackling my dry patches splendidly.

4. Avon Advance Techniques Moiusture Sleek Smoothing Serum.
I've been using this wonder product on the ends of my hair a few times a week for ages now. It helps protect my ends, seals any split ends and adds immense shine. It's scent is also gorgeous.

5.Sleek Makeup Pout Polish in Pink Cadillac.
This is the first Sleek product I tried and I am in love with the colour.

It applies almost as bright as it shows in the picture and has a lovely coconutty smell. It also contains SPF15 so helps protect my smackers from the (occasional) winter sun.

What have you guys been Ratin' recently?


Saturday, 13 November 2010

Ins and Outs - November 2011

Hey Guys!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Just thought I'd share a little post with my current "ins and outs".


Christmas - Let me just start by saying I am incredibly excited about Christmas and the shopping has commenced this weekend. Ahh it's coming sooo quick. Safe to say there will be many posts featuring Xmas in weeks to come.

Cosy nights in - Not just because I'm boring (hehe) but because I'm trying to save and there's lots of good TV at the moment and nothing's better than dinner and a bottle of wine on the couch on a Saturday night. In fact, that's what I'm doing right now!

Palmer's Cocoa Butter - I'm loving this moisturising lotion at the moment. I find it's one of the few moisturisers that really do soften and smooth dry skin. I use it all day on my hands but I also like it on my legs and feet. And the smell is yummy.


Unpredictable Weather - I can handle the cold, I can handle the wind and I can just about handle the rain. But all 3 together? No thanks. And then you've kitted yourself out in hat, scarf, wooly jumper and gloves and the sun comes out? Make up your mind mother nature!!!

Red Hair - Now this might be controversial. I'm not having a dig at anyone with natural red hair, or anyone with red hair at all. It just seems one day Cheryl Cole is on TV with red hair then the next day the whole world had red hair. I like it, I really do, but it's a bit boring when everyone has it.

Scraping my car - I doubt I really need to explain this any further. All I have to say is "bleugh"!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend. Let me know if you share any the same ins and outs.


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Favourite Autumn/Winter Nail Polishes

Hey Ladies

Hope you are all having a lovely week.

I wanted to do a little post to show you my favourite Autumn/Winter polishes. Now these are the polishes that I personally have been wearing for the past month. It seems I am a little purple crazy at the moment but I love these polishes each in their own way.

 Rimmel Pro Lycra in 406 Purple Addict
No7 Stay Perfect in Milan
Maybelline Forever Strong in 05 Extreme Blackcurrent
Barbara Daly in Plum Pudding.

A plethora of purples.

I'll start with the Rimmel polish. I am a big fan of their nail polishes. I love the big applicator brushes and I love their wide variety of colours. This colour is truly gorgeous and also the brightest of the four. I like this polish because I can get about 3 to 4 days wear out of it before it is completely chipped.

Next, No7. This polish really does give you disco nails. I love how glittery it is, but not chunky glittery. It is very eye catching and I have to say this is my favourite of the bunch. Looks lovely on toes as well.

The Maybelline polish is the one I've had the longest and as these darker and colder months approach I always find myself reaching for it. It's really dark, almost black. And I like that. I like that you have to glance twice at it to check if it is actually black or not. One or two days before chipping occurs though, and on a colour this dark, it's not a good look.

Finally, Barbara Daly for Tesco. I was first attracted to this polish by the name. Plum Pudding. Yum. And then of course the colour. This was the first Barbara Daly polish I had tried and I am in love with the colour. The only downside is that it did chip after one day but it was a nice consistency to apply so I didn't mind touching up.

What colours are you guys adorning your pretty talons with this Winter?


Thursday, 4 November 2010

Hair Dilemma - Help

Hola Ladies

Just a quick post, I'm stuck! I'm having my hair cut today and I'm in a total quandry. Long or short?

Last year I had my hair in a pretty little bob, which I loved. It was easy to manage, made my fine hair look thicker and looked good. But I found I couldn't do much with it and I had to style it everyday as it was too short to be tied back. Here's how it looked..

So since March, I have been growing it out and it's now well past shoulder length. You can see my current hair length in my Girly Weekend post from a couple of weeks ago.
I am now stuck as I have spent 8 months going through that awkward inbetween lenght so I can have long girly hair, but now I have it I don't know what to do with it. As it's so fine it can often look a bit lack lustre and I have been embracing the wavy, curly, backcombed look, which I do like as well.

Soo please, your input would be very much appreciated.

Long or Short?


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Dear Santa...

Evening Ladies ♥

Having spent today in bed ill, I've had plenty chance to think about the items I shall be hoping to see in my Christmas stocking this year :)

Firstly I've had my eye on one of these watches since seeing it in Fleur De Force's birthday video.

Toy Watch in Black.

I think this is soo pretty. I like how it's cute but quite masculine. I like the bright colours as well but for me, black is going to be the best option.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle.

This is my favourite perfume EVER and my boyfriend has gotten  me a bottle of this every year since we've been together so fingers crossed he doesn't break tradition this year. A 50ml bottle has lasted me all year because I only like to wear this on special occasions when I am going out with my boy. Definately not for everyday wear. PLUS...I love the tv advert for this with Kiera Knightley... ♥

Urban Decay Naked Palette.

I'm a bit late on this bandwagon right? I don't know why but I never got round to getting this when it came out, and now with all these Christmas presents I will be buying, I guess it will just have to go on my list.

Suede and Leather Mix Handbag - River Island.

I really need a new everyday black bag, and I like 'em big. I spotted this one on the RI website and it fits my criteria beautifully...

Honestly, I've been a very good girl this year so I'm hoping to be on Santa's "Nice" list :)

What are you guys hoping to find in your stockings this year?


 [images courtesy of google images and]

Monday, 1 November 2010

Superdrug Body Butter

Hey Girlies

I just wanted to mention a product I picked up a few weeks back in Superdrug. I've been going mad for moisturisers and body butters in the past couple of months and I am accumulating quite the collection. One little star in the collection has to be the Superdrug body butters.
These were priced £3.65 each, or, wait for it, 2 for £4!!!!!!!
I picked up two and to be honest I wasn't expecting to be dazzled. But I was. My favourite of the two has to be the Plum and Red Cherry, which is gorgeous. The scent is sooo long lasting I kept getting a whiff of it, and it made my bed sheets smell beautiful too.
So I made the obvious comparison between these and the Body Shop's Body Butters. The main difference I found was consistency. These aren't as thick as the Body Shop's, but I didn't find this a problem. In fact, the Superdrug's butter was silky smooth and my skin absorbed it quite quick. I prefer the smell of the Body Shop's cocoa butter but of them all the plum and red cherry wins my vote. As for the price, it's a total steal. I'm off to apply some now...
Have you guys tried Superdrug's version or are you Body Shop loyal?

Flapping Around...

Hola Chicas

Hope you have had a spooky and frolic filled weekend!

I had a halloween party on Saturday night, and had a blast. I went as a 20's flapper.

Here's me with 2 of my gorgeous chicks x

I loved my outfit and I definately had fun with my make up. My fave part was my eyelashes..

They were huuuuggggee!

What were your halloween plans?