Friday, 28 August 2009

Birthday FOTD

Here is my birthday FOTD:) Please excuse the eyebrows. I desperately need to wax/tint them but more important things keep getting in the way lol:)

I am wearing
Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation NW15
Clinique Loose Powder
Body Shop Blush Trio in Cool Dusk (love love love this)
No7 Concealer
Estee Lauder Cream Blush as a base
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Eyeshadow Base
Mac Paint Pot in Rubenesque
Body Shop Eye Trio in Sundown Glow
Clinique Gel Eyeliner in Black Honey
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Black
Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Nude- tricious (love love love this as well)
I have had a lovely day. Nothing too exciting lol. Out for the day with the kids and a few drinks with a friend in the evening.
If you would like any reviews of the above products let me know:)

It's My Birthday!!

It's my birthday today and for the occasion my husband has been working on somewhere to store my huuuuge collection of books.

So here it is, my very own library:)

This is half of it and I have the same amount of shelves again. It's fantastic and I love it!!

Thursday, 20 August 2009

The Body Shop Eye Definer Review

All this talk of The Body Shop on other blogs lately has inspired me to do a review on the Eye Definer Pencil in Black. This was recently given away as a freebie with In Style Magazine so if you haven't got your copy yet then go get it!! I only bought one and I chose the silvery eyeliner. For anyone who doesn't know In Style September edition included 2 free Body Shop eyeliners and there were 3 different combos to choose from. Black/Gunmetal, Black/Aqua and I think the other one was Black/Green but I may be wrong on that.

Here is a picture of the black eyeliner. Sorry the quality of the pic is pants but it is so hard to photograph a pencil lol!! I need a much better camera for that (dream on).

The eyeliner itself is amazing. I have used it on several occasions and am very impressed with it. It applies very easily after I have warmed it up on the back of my hand and it has staying power in the waterline!! I find it difficult to get a pencil to stay on my waterline but this baby is up to the job:)

The best feature of this pencil is that when you open it for the first time you will find that it is not sharpened to a sharp point iykwim. It appears to have been sharpened to a fine point and then the point has been chopped off. I think this idea is genious!! I hate new pencils that are so pointy you have to blunt them down a little or risk injuring your eye!! Top marks to whoever thought of that:)

These retail at £7.30 which is quite a good price for a great quality eyeliner. However if you're quick you can still get them free with In Style magazine. It costs £3.30 and you get 2 eye pencils. A complete steal:) In fact I'm now contemplating rushing out and getting the other colours myself before it's too late lol!!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Bargain Alert

St Ives Apricot Scrub is now half price at Tesco. I know a lot of bloggers and Youtubers love this stuff. I have bought myself the gentle one. I have never used this before and am looking forward to trying it out. Half price was to good an offer for me to resist!!

11 Years Ago..... I got married:) Can't believe so much time has gone by. Time certainly flies when you are having fun!!

We recently revisited the scene of the "crime" on our way to our holiday destination this year:) Here I am with my kids:)

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Superdrug Promotion

I recently got an email about Superdrug's summer promotion. It looks really good and definitely worth a mention.


This summer, Superdrug offers amazing tips and feel-good treats at an incredible low price. “Feels like summer” is an inspirational campaign which provides Superdrug customers with great hints on the latest fashion styles and beauty trends.

By signing up at customers get not only professional advice on beauty and health care products, but they also receive amazing discounts and the chance to win incredible prizes.

Here is a sample:

Sign up and will GET:
15% off purchases at the new when you spend £35
5% off Wahanda Spa treatments
30% off (valid until 31st Oct)
Discount off holidays (valid until 31st Oct)
40% off Weight Watchers online subscription with the three month plan (until 31s Aug)
Sign up and enter to possibly WIN:
A £200 Dorothy Perkins shopping spree (1 offered every weeks – 2nd Sept)
Free MP3 music downloads from (ends 28th Aug)
Festival Tickets (draw is on 14th Aug)
One of three £1,000 holidays from (draw is on 20th Aug)
A Revlon beauty bag worth £100 (draw is on 31st Aug)
1000s giveaways from Touchnote (ends 18th Sept)
A year’s gym membership with Fitness First (potential prize from 17th Aug)
· 10,000 3 day Fitness First guest membership for you and a friend (from 17th Aug)
Wahanda £500 spa and wellness experience

Michael Page’s experts in professional services describes Superdrug as “the customer's favourite, up-to-the-minute health and beauty shop, loved for its value, choice, friendliness and fun.”

Sign up now at you will benefit from the exceptional “Feels like summer” discounts, tips and prizes.

So what are you waiting for? If you're not in you can't win!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009


Today's look is using mostly good old faithful Mac:)

I am wearing
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eyeshadow Base
Mac ES Surreal on lid
Mac ES Meadow on crease
Mac ES Vanilla as highlight
Clinique Gel Eyeliner in Black Honey
Maybelline Great Lash black
Mac Select Tint in NW 20
ELF Complexion Perfection Powder
Mac Just a Pinch Gel Blush
Elf Duo Bronze and Blush compact
Avon Lipstick in Sequins Pink
I was wearing this look in my latest YT video. Not at the start though, just at the end:)

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Mineral Make Up - Ok to Sleep In?

I'm not a huge fan of mineral make up (although I do own a lot of it lol) but I was curious about the claims that it is ok to sleep in. Don't get me wrong though, I have always been a religious remover of makeup before bed (even when alcohol has been consumed) and the thought of going to bed in makeup just makes me feel uggghhhhh. Lately, however, I have been feeling the lure of trying this out. I work shifts and with increasingly busy nightshifts sometimes I just come home in the morning and want to collapse straight into bed. It's all I can do to brush my teeth lol!

So recently I have been putting this to the test. I still remove all my make up when I'm going to bed at night but I have been sleeping in my mineral makeup after nightshifts - oooh the shame.

I have to say that I have had no adverse reactions to this. My skin is neither better nor worse for this practice. My pillows are still clean and my makeup is still on my face when I get up. It's not exactly as perfect as it was when it was applied but it is definitely still there and the proof is in the cotton pads I use to cleanse my face.

Have any of you tried this? Do you like mineral makeup in general?

Monday, 3 August 2009

FOTD With Goodies From Jazzydevil:)

This look was created using some of the stuff I received from the lovely Jassydevil. Check her out at and subscribe if you don't already. Also check her blog here

I am wearing this in my latest YouTube video. I love the colours she picked for me. They are fab:)

On my eyes:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Eyeshadow Base
Astor Eye Artist Eyeshadow in 940 Bazaar Chic
Catrice Multi-Coulour Rouge (I have the highlight part under my browbone and inner corner)
Clinique Gel Eyeliner in Black Honey
Mac Kohl Pencil in Teddy on water line
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Black
Essence Forget It 3 in 1 Concealer
TM from M&S
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Catrice Multi-Colour Rouge as blusher
Primark Lip Balm
Essence Lip Gloss on Top
Check out my YT video to see all the goodies she got me or check out my previous blog post:)


Related Posts with Thumbnails