Sunday, 26 June 2011

Witch Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash

Until recently, I had been new to any Witch skincare products, with exception of the Witch anti blemish stick which I'd used as a spotty teen. I just always related the products to acne prone skin, which I do not have, so never really bothered with it, although I have tried a few make up products....That is until now.

I picked up this face wash a few weeks ago and I am pretty impressed.

As it is exfoliating, it contains small micro-granules to make sure it cleans deep into pores and scrubs away and dead skin cells. It does not feel over abrasive or rough on the skin at all. It also contains Witch Hazel to thoroughly cleanse and Vitamin E to make sure skin remains soft and moisturised.

I use this product with my Botanics Face Brush (reviewed here) and I am super happy with it's results. My skin feels clean, soft and smooth, and not tight at all. I would definitely be happy to repurchase this and am keen to try out some other Witch products.

What do you guys think about Witch products?


Friday, 24 June 2011

Bling Bling

Continuing with the creative nail art that I've been 'attempting' in the lat week or so, I thought I'd show you these babies...
(pardon the messy application)

I went to the nail salon with my friend Emma the other day and she had her nails done, very nicely may I add, a nice pink colour with some sparkly bling on 2 of her fingers. These were Calgel, and although, as I said they looked very pretty, I couldn't help but think they'd be easily achievable at home, saving myself a much needed £30!

So I used my new Sephora nail polish in 'Jealous' and then added the little diamantes that I picked up from Superdrug for only £ Voila...pocket friendly and pretty.

What do you guys think?


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Not Just For Babies

Could it be that a 'Wonder Product' has been staring us in the face for so long that we haven't even noticed?

Ladies, I'm talking about Johnson's Baby Lotion.

'What!?!?' I hear you cry...

When I run out of a product I tend to turn to this, and it really is a jack of all trades.

I have used this product to moisturise my face. If I don't have my usual moisturiser to hand this works great. It smells really nice and we know it's gentle (that's where the baby bit comes in). Okay, it leaves me slightly shiny, but if used at bed time this is no problem at all. Your bed doesn't judge.
Not only my face, I've used this as a body lotion, hand cream and foot cream. It's great to soak into your toes, put some socks on and let the magic happen. It leaves your feet soft and smelling lovely.

Also, I have used this product as a make up remover. A little squirt on the back of some cotton wool or a cloth, and this removes every last trace. Even mascara, I kid you not. It does a kinda 2 in 1 job, cleans and moisturises as the same time. Who can ask for more than that.

It's something that we all have lying around the house somewhere. I wonder if any of you use this products for it's universal uses??


Monday, 20 June 2011

Lusting after Lustering

Meet my new love.

MAC's Lustering

Sometimes red lipstick can scare me, but not this baby. She makes me feel all fuzzy inside.
It's actually quite a pinky red and as it's a lustre finish it gives a lovely sheen to the lips. It's also really moisturising.

It's a perfect day to night colour, as you can see and is now one of my firm favourites.

Have you tried MAC's Lustering?


Sunday, 19 June 2011

Life's Just Rosey

After watching MakeUpGeekTV's YT video on 'How to get rosebud nails' I was super inspired to try my hand at it. I've mentioned before I am not great at nail art but it didn't look too difficult. The only problem is that I don't have any coloured nail art pens, so I had to use some old make up brushes to create the design...

Anyways, here's my effort...

Not perfect...but super pretty :)

You can also check out Make Up Geek's Blog HERE.


Saturday, 18 June 2011

Shoes Shoes Shoes....With 20% Off

We all love shoes right? So who doesn't love them even more with 20% off!??

Right now New Look are offering 20% off all shoes - It would be rude not to, right?

Meanwhile, here's what I've got my eye on in New Look

Was £19.99 now £15.99

Was £27.99 now £23.39

Was £17.99 now £14.39

Was £19.99 now £15.99

Was £29.99 now £23.99

So what are you waiting for?


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Friday, 17 June 2011

I ♥ Sephora

So as I mentioned in my last post, on my recent trip to Krakow I got to lose my Sephora virginity! It was a special moment that I shall look back on fondly....

Enough of that, lets get to the good stuff! What did I get??

All my purchases were Sephora's own brand, since I haven't had the opportunity to try it before and because it was 3 for 2! HA.

Here's my treasure...

First thing I got was this eyeshadow palette in No.13 Pin up show. There were loads of different colours to choose from, but I went for this since I don't really have any pinks, and I really love the sparkly pink/burgundy colour. 

The colours are really versatile and look lovely either on their own or blended in to create a sexy smoky eye. This cost me 75 PLN which equates to roughly £18.

Next, I got this lipstick in the colour 02 Glamour. It's a really gorgeous light pink, and it has a really nice glossy sheen. It's swatched here on the left. It cost 39 PLN or roughly £10, and this was my first freebie :)

The colour on the right is the 3rd item I got, is this lip gloss in the shade The Red Shiny.

What I love most about this is it can be worn as a sheer light red gloss or it can be built up to a very opaque true red which is not at all sticky. This cost me 45 PLN, which is roughly around £11.

The next day I returned to Sephora again (much to the delight of the boy...not!) and picked up 3 nail polishes. They cost 19 PLN each, around £4.50 and I got one of them for free. Score.

I'm A Rich Girl - A dense sparkly gold
Jealous - Pretty pinky coral
Teeny Bikini - A beautiful minty green.

My favourite of the 3 is Teeny Bikini. It applies like a dream and looked lovely after 2 coats.

What are your Sephora must haves?


Dzien Dobry (That's hello FYI)

Sorry no post for almost a week, I've not long returned from a little break in Krakow, Poland. It was my first time visiting Poland, and it was actually my gift to my boyfriend for his 30th Birthday. I was unsure what to expect as I hadn't heard much about the place, and there is a belief that it is always cold there - which it isn't.

We arrived on Sunday to 25 degree heat at 11am. Beautiful. After freshening up we got the tram from our hotel to the city centre. The first amazing sight we saw in Krakow is Wavel Castle.

We also did a guided tour of Auschwitz which was one of the saddest days, but the day I learnt the most. IT really does sicken me to think about what happened, and seeing it all on that day was very overwhelming, but if you visit this part of the world, it's definitely something you should experience.

On the last day we did a city tour, which was really interesting. It was a long day however, 6 and a half hours walking so I was knackered at the end, but worth it. We went round some beautiful and very significant buildings, churches and synagogues.

Every hour there is a man who stands at the top of this church tower and plays the bugle out to the people on the street below and it is very lovely.
Here are a few other pictures from our time away...

Excitingly, I also got to make my first EVER trip to Sephora!! I'll post my loot very soon!!

Have any of you guys been to Krakow? What do you think?


Saturday, 11 June 2011

Veet Suprem Essence

I've always been a boring shaver. Have dabbled with waxes and creams in the past, but always returned to my trusty Gillette Venus razor. I think it's the quickest, and most painless hair removal method, the only downside I can think of is the trauma it causes my skin. I don't suffer too badly with ingrown hairs, however my legs feel pretty dry after shaving and I have to slather on the moisturiser in order to disguise the feeling.

So it was with much intruigue I purchased the Veet Suprem Essence In-Shower hair removal cream.

As you can see you get a 135ml tube of the hair removal cream and a little double sided sponge. It isn't too clear here but the top side of the sponge is white and much rougher than the pink underside. I used the pink side to spread the cream on to the desired location oh hair removal (for me it was legs) left for a minute and got in the shower. I didn't really want to get it wet, but it said to leave it on for only 4-6 minutes so I just decided to stand beside the stream of water and wait.......................................!

6 mins later I took the sponge and began using the rough pink side and the shower hose to rinse my legs clear of the cream, which by the way, did smell pretty nice, especially to begin with, but then I got whiffs of that not so lovely hair removing cream smell, which I guess you get with them all so it was to be expected. Once I'd removed all the cream from my legs, they did feel very smooth. They were however pretty red, I don't know if that was just the cream or a combination of the cream and buffing it off with a rough shower. However, there was no burnt or cracked skin, like I've heard with other hair removing cream horror stories. My legs felt tingly, but in a good way.

Overall, I was really impressed with the product and my silky smooth legs, but I do just find the whole process a bit of a faff. That's why I like shaving. In, out, bang, done! I 'll defo use the rest of this up, I reckon I'll get another 2 uses out of the tube. Whether I'll repurchase depends on the next time it's on offer (hehe).

What's your opinion on hair removal creams? And what are your favourite hair removal methods?


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Twitter Me

Hola Lovely Jubblies

Just a short post to let you all know about my twitter page.

If you don't already, please click the link below and follow me :)!/DebDobDoorNob



Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Collective NOTW

I never have a true NOTW as I very rarely wear the same polish for a week. But at the same time, it would be untrue to post a NOTD as I wear it for more than a day, providing there's no major chippage! So, I surmised I would post a series of finger fashion, showing what I wore on my nails over the course of a week.

This week I have been mostly wearing...

This is Rimmel's Grey Matter with a top coat of China Glaze's Fairy Dust, which I only recently bought. I love how pretty this makes my polish and it's very very sparkly. The only downside is that it takes elbow grease to remove the glitter polish. Worth it though!!

I jumped on the yellow nails bandwagon and purchased Collection 2000's Hot Looks in Lemon Soda, Apologies for the awful glare on the bottle but the colour on my nail is true to life. I'm still undecided about yellow nails. I think they would look great with a tan, but I just felt like I had custard fingers. Maybe one to try again...

Last, but not least, and quite possibly my favourite is Barry M's Berry Ice Cream. I only bought this on Monday and I am definitely in love. It's a gorgeous pastel lilac. It took two coats to appear opaque and it applied like a dream. I only wish it was scented and actually smelled like berry ice cream...yum!

What are your summertime fingertip favourites??


Monday, 6 June 2011

Mini Sally's Haul

Happy Monday :)

Last week I was in Sally's and I picked up a couple of things I thought you might like to see.

The 1st thing is a Cina white nail art pen. I've been after one for a while as I'm really getting in to making my nails very pretty. I have tried it out a few times, mostly just messing about. I am left handed so my right hand always looks pretty but my left hand just looks awful. Can someone let me know how you manage to do your 'other' hand without it looking like you've let a 3 year old loose with it. I will keep practicing though...

The 2nd thing I got was a China Glaze polish in Fairy Dust and OH MY GOD I adore it. This is my first CG polish - and it will not be my last. I just love the way the sparkles shine in the light, there are so many colours of glitter in there. I tried to take some pics of it catching the light, and this was my best effort...


I'm sure this will be featured in many NOTW posts. I think it's my current obsession.

Have any you guys tried Fairy Dust? What are your China Glaze recommendations? And please let me know how you use your nail art pens.


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Clothes Haul - Primark, H&M and Next

So over the weekend I did a spot of shopping. I needed a few bits and pieces that I could wear day to day and also to take on my trip to Krakow, which is less than a fortnight away. So here's my loot...

First off, I got these 2 pairs of shoes. I'd wanted a pair of black brogues for a while now so I picked these ones up in Primark for £8. And these gorgeous gold sandals were only £4.

I also picked up this dress from Primark for only £10. I love the nude colour and I think it will look great for night on holiday.

I got this grey blazer (which for some reason was not focusing great in the 1st pic). I love it because it's really light so great for chilly summers nights and I also adore the cute heart print on the cuffs. I think it looks great over the dress.

Lastly from Primark, I got these earrings. Nope, I don't think 7 pairs of earrings are excessive at all. :) The 5 pack of pearls were only £1 and the flowers were £1.50 for the pair. Steal!

I then headed over to H&M where I got 2 dresses.

It's a little cotton dress that comes to mid thigh. I think it's really cute and I got it to go over leggings, but it would be a great cover up for the pool or beach. I got it in navy as well, and here's a close up of the print...

The last item I got was from Next and it's a really gorgeous floral top/dress - however you'd choose to wear it.

I just adore the mix of bright, summery colours and I think it would look fab with a tan...So come on sunshine, where are you hiding???