Friday, 24 December 2010

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town....

Well at this moment, Mr Claus will be rounding up the reindeer and stocking the sleigh in preparation for his long night of mince pies and chimmney visiting.

I just want to take this opportunity to wish all of my lovely readers a very Merry Christmas, hope you all have a lovely day full of happiness and love, and of course, I hope you all get what your little hearts desire!!

I shall leave you all with some images of Christmas and loveliness...

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Lots of Love

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Fishy Toes

Hey Darlings

Last week, during a busy day of Christmas shopping I decided to treat myself to a lovely fish pedicure. I'd read a lot about it, mixed reviews, and I wanted to try it out for myself. So I headed along to Appy Feet, in the St James Centre in Edinburgh.

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If you've been living under a rock and not heard of this procedure, here's a little info taken from

The fish we use are original Garra Rufa also known as doctor fish, nibble fish or little dermatologist.
Although these little Minnow size fish have no teeth, they certainly have a big impact! When you immerse your feet into the warm water these curious little dermatologist will get to work by gently nibbling off any dead hard skin, leaving you pampered, healthy and glowing.

All over the world nibble fish centres are springing up and people are taking advantage of a totally organic pedicure. The fish will only work on unhealthy or dead skin, the healthy skin is left untouched.

Sounds good to me!

The ladies who greeted me were lovely, and I had to fill in a little form with my details and asked about any medical/skin conditions I may have. Then it was off to be prepared. I had to put on some crocs (sterilised between uses) and head over to the feet washing station. I then rinsed my feet under a little shower and then headed back to the foot spa area to dip my feet.

This was the scary bit. As you prepare to dip your feet into the water, the fish swarm below like they've not been fed in weeks, aaahhh. I gently lowered my feet in and they pounced. But it wasn't bad. It was a little ticklish to start with, then it settled into a strange but nice feeling. I have read the many descriptions of how it felt, and the one I relate to the most is pins and needles. Not uncomfortable or unpleasant, but odd. Something I believe you need to experience for yourself to understand.

I opted for a 15 minute session which cost me £10. I think this is really reasonable.
The fish really seemed to like my nail beds and the top of my feet, but I wish they'd concentrated more on the areas that needed it, like my heels. Once the session was over I was given a towel and some lotion to apply to my feet, and I was done.

Afterwards, my feet felt really nice and the areas the fish concentrated on felt super smooth. I'm definately going to return for another session, perhaps longer next time. It's a totally unique experience and I'd definately recommend it to those who are curious.

Have any of you guys tried the fish pedicure? Or does the idea totally gross you out? Let me know.


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Christmas Party Look

Hey Girlies

Today I have been playing about and came up with my idea of the perfect Christmas party make up look. Sparkly gold eyes + shimmery red lips = win!

Products Used:

Clinique Supermoisture Makeup in No4
L'Oreal Infallible 16hr concealer in 02
ELF Golden Bronzer
No7 Natural Blush in Coral Crush
ELF Shimmering Facial Whip in Toasted
ELF Clarifying Pressed Powder in Honey

ELF eyelid primer
No& Stay Perfect Eye Mousse in Pewter
ELF eyeshadow duo in Mocha Swirl
MAC eyeshadow in Sable
L'Oreal Superliner in Silver Black
MUA eyeshadow in Shade 20
Beauty UK shadow pallette no1
No7 Lash 360 Mascara in Black

Natual Collection Lip Liner in Red
No7 Moisture Drench lipstick in Pink Crush
L'Oreal 6hr Glam Shine Lipgloss in Oriental Fuschia

Hope you guys like...


The Sanctuary Warming Charcoal Detox Mask

Hey my lovelies

Hope you are all getting nice and excited for Christmas! With only a few days to go I am finding it hard to contain my excitement. Now that all my shopping and wrapping is done, I only need to finish up work and I can enjoy the full extent of the festivities :)

With all my pennies having been spent on pressies and Christmas nights out, my weekend was spent quietly in the house. A little pampering session included a lovely Lush bath and I decided to use my Sanctuary 5 minute warming charcoal detox mask.

This sample was given to me by Fei at Peonies and Lilies in one of her giveaways a while back, but this was me only just getting round to using it.

This is a self heating mask which is supposed to balance oily and blemish prone skin.
As soon as I squeezed the product into my hands I could feel it heating up immediately so quickly spread it out over my face, avoiding my eyes.

The mask contains Kaolin Clay which absorbs excess oil and draws impurities out of the skin, and essential oils of Myrrh (Christmassy!) which soothes and calms the skin.

I left it on for 5 minutes as the instructions told me to do then rinsed my face with warm water. Afterwards my skin felt really soft, but looked a little red. I guess this was just to do with the heat as my skin did not feel sore or irritated in any way. Anyways, after I'd cooled down I could feel how smooth my face was, and not oily. The next morning my face still felt the same and I'd had no nasty reactions or breakouts. I'd definately consider repurchasing either a sample or full sized tube of the product, which retails at £9.99 for 100ml.

Have any of you guys tried this face mask?


Monday, 20 December 2010

Christmas ELF

Hey Guys

I got a little package from ELF the other day thought I would share the goodies.

Firstly, I need to confess to my stupidity.
I posted here last week about how you could get a free 100 shadow eye pallette when you spent over £18. BUT stupid me forgot to add the code, so no eyeshadows for me! Doh!

Anyways, here's what I got.

Studio Bronzer in Golden Bronzer - £3.50
High Definition Powder £6.00
Nail Polish in Maude Mauve
Shimmering Facial Whip in Toasted £1.50

I also got a lipstick and a blusher for my mum but she skipped off merrily with her goodies before I could photograph them!!

So far I am liking the look of these products but have not yet had a chance to proper test them out. The facial whip is slightly darker than the website made out so I may need to reconsider how I'll use it. Any ideas? Once I've tried them out properly I shall come back to let you know.

Did any of you guys take advantage of the free 100 piece eyeshadow pallette? What do you think?

Love xxx

Sunday, 19 December 2010

L'Oreal Superliner

Hey Guys.

I don't know if you are aware but at the moment if you spend over £15 on L'Oreal make up in Boots you get a lovely free gift! My mum recently treated herself to some new foundation and recieved the gift, so I was straight in there to see what I could find...

I think it's really good value as you actually recieve 3 full size products, along with some other samples. The full size products are Glamshine 6hr lipgloss, Chrome shine eyeshadow and Superliner liquid eyeliner.

So here is the liner. It's in the colour black, and it's now mine!
My mum doesn't really wear liquid liner so kindly said I could have it.
The tip is really fine, but quite sturdy. I find it really easy to use and create a smooth, fine line. I ofter find liquid liners too wet and messy but not this. It has a long lasting finish and it's definately one of my top freebies of the year!!

Have any of you guys tried this? Or do you swear by another liquid liner? Let me know.


Saturday, 18 December 2010

All I Want For Xmas Is Lush

Hello Gorgeous

I've been a terrible blogger this past week, so I must start with an apology! I've two excuses. The first is I have been rushed off my feet. With the snow, I hardly had any time to pick up the final bits and pieces for Christmas, so whilst it's gone I've been making the most of it. Secondly, for a time I had a horrible bug and just was not feeling up to it. But I'm here now! Yay I hear you call...!?

Anyways, on my travels I picked up some Lush. I think cold, winter nights are the perfect reason for a Lush bath, but then who needs an excuse??

Here's what I got...

Twilight Bath Ballistic
Lil Lush Pudding Bath Ballistic
Gingerbread House Bubble Bar

I actually bought two Twilights but used one as soon as I got in from my long day shopping. I think it's my new favourite and I don't want to use my other one in case I don't get to the shops soon. That's what my life has become. Hoarding my Lush products cos I don't want to run out!

I'm going to use half the gingerbread house tonight with a glass of wine and some candles. Oh I cannot wait.

Have you guys been having a Lush Christmas?


Thursday, 9 December 2010

Eyes Lips Face Promotion

Hey lovelies x

Just wanted to do a quick post to let you all know about a promotion taking place on the ELF cosmetics website. Currently if you spend £18 in one order, excluding delivery, you can get your little mitts on a FREE 100 Piece Eye Shadow Palette

Now this is currently available on the website for £15, so if you ask me this offer is a real steal.

Just visit and enter FREE100 as the promotional code.

Get shopping!! Offer ends tonight at midnight GMT!!


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Sunday, 5 December 2010

I Want, I Want...

Good evening girlies.

Hope you've all had a lovely snowy weekend!!

Due to being stuck in because of the snow I have taken to online shopping and whilst perusing the web, I've come across these little beauties.

Nails Inc Crystallised Collection.

As well as the colours being gorgeous, who can resist a bit of bling? I adore these beautiful crystal encrusted bottle caps.

The set includes 3 polishes;
Saville Row - a beautiful deep plum
Caviar - A 45 second top coat
Elizabeth Street - a light, nude cream.

It also includes a vitamin E cuticle oil pen to moisturise and hydrate cuticles.

This set retails at £50, which is a little expensive for 3 nail polishes, but I definately think this would make a lovely gift for someone this Christmas.

What do you guys think of the bling??


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