Tuesday, 30 March 2010

e.l.f UK One Day Sale

Get 20% off ELF Studio products for one day only. I received an email about this and thought it was definitely worth sharing:)

Visit the ELF website at:


Get 20% off all Studo products when you spend over £15. Use code MIDWKSALE at the checkout. Ends at midday on 31st March 2010.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Lipstick or Lip Gloss?

Which do you prefer?

I am currently going through a lipstick phase but I was a gloss lover for such a long time before that. I'm not a fan of doing the whole lipstick/gloss combo thing though. Far too much effort involved in applying 2 products;)

I may start preferring gloss again when the sun eventually makes an appearance lol.

So do you like lipstick, gloss, both or do yougo through phases like me? I'd love to know xx

Friday, 26 March 2010

Primark Shoes

What's not to love? Cheap, on trend and comfy. So I picked up these 2 pairs for summer today:)

First of all I loved the look of these pumps. I love flat shoes and I like the fact that these are elasticated. They fit really well and because of the elastic they will stay on my feet much more easily and therefore be more comfortable. They cost £6 so I had to have them. They come in a few colours and I may get more if these ones are as good as they look.
I got size 7. I find that Primark shoes are quite small fitting so definitely worth trying on before you buy. I am generally a size 6 and in M&S shoes I am a 5.5. Quite a variation form 5.5 to 7.
Then I saw these sandals. They cost only £2. Apparently they are going like hot cakes (I heard 2 members of staff saying that this morning so that made me want them even more lol). I hate footwear with toe thongs and this year I am determined to get past this problem. So for £2 I thought they were worth a go and if I really can't stand the toe thongs then it's not a great loss. I picked these up in size 7 as well.

Do you like Primark footwear?

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Laura Mercier Illiminating Tinted Moisturiser Review

I bought this quite a while ago from Space NK in Belfast and I paid £32. I have given it a good test drive and here is my review:)

This is a lovely product and delivers what it says it will. It contains an SPF20 which is great for all year round use. Remember that SPF should be worn every day, even in winter to slow down the wrinkle development. It is suitable for all skin types and the coverage is buildable. I however, don't build my coverage as I prefer my coverage to be light. It evens out my skin tone and it goes a long way to cover my dark circles under my eyes. Not as good as a foundation but absolutely better than any other tinted moisturiser I have tried.

It somes in a tube containing 50ml. Most products of this type come in either 30 or 50ml so this will last you a long time (obviously depending on frequency of use and coverage required). A little bit of this product goes a long way, so use it sparingly as the first time I used it I squeezed too much out of the tube. Doing this too often can result in an expensive waste. Remember it's easier to take it out of the tube than to put it back in:)

You can find out more from the Space NK website here:

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser

Here I am sporting the TM.

This is with 1 layer of product on and I think it does give a dewy/glowy finish. There are tiny particles of shimmer in the TM which are what create the glow. They are small and subtle and will not make you look like a Cullen caught in the sunlight. However, if you prefer a matte finish then avoid this.

I love this TM, it's perfect for days when I can't be bothered with too much make up but I want to look well. I have a tendency to look very pale and a little bit of TM and a cream blush can stop people asking me if I'm ok.

Have you tried any Laura Mercier products?

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Nails of the Day

Yesterday I thought it would be fun to try a stripey nail, using the new Nail Paints from Barry M. I used the Nail Paints in Pale Yellow and pale blue. The yellow on it's own was a strange colour. It made me look slightly ill, like I had jaundice or something, and also slightly Simpsonesque. Neither is a look I aspire to lol but the addition of the blue stripes made it into a really wearable and fun look:)

As with any other Barry M Nail Paint that I have tried, the quality of these is excellent and this morning my nails have survived an hour in the pool and don't look any the worse for wear.

Here is my YouTube tutorial on this look:


Thanks for reading everyone:)

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Free Fekkai Shampoo Worth £9.50

Space NK are currently giving away a free Fekkai shampoo worth £9.50 with every order!!

Click on the link below to go straight to the Space NK homepage.

Space.NK homepage

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day to everyone:)

It's roughly a year since I started this blog and I'll be having a giveaway soon so keep your eyes peeled:)

Thanks to all my loyal subscribers. You all mean so much to me it's time to give you something back xx

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Review - Garnier Pure Active Deep Pore Unclogging Wash

I was sent this product for review purposes.

I have been using this product for a few months now and am able to give you my honest opinion of it. I hate it when people review products after 1 or 2 uses so I do try to aim to have been using a product for a couple of months at least before a review.
This product is aimed at young skin that is prone to spots. I fit into neither category but for the love of my blog and to give you an honest opinion I have been using this anyway.
It contains 2% Salicylic acid which is the anti bacterial, spot fighting ingredient and HerbaSoothe, a derivative of blueberry which is caring and soothing.
It is a blue soap which comes in a pump. To be used daily on wet skin. It has quite a pleasant antiseptic smell and lathers up really well. It is an extremely effective cleanser and I have used it to remove make up in the shower. Normally when I do this I have to cleanse again when I get out of the shower but not with this stuff. Not a trace of make up is left behind. It's a great time saver!!
My skin is dry and when I use this it immediately feels tight. I know dry skin does feel tight after cleansing anyway but in this case it feels even more tight. However that is quickly remedied with some toner and moisturiser. This is probably more suited to an oily/combination skin type.
Would I buy this myself? No because it is not right for my skin, however if I were prone to spots and a few years younger then yes I would.
Would I recommend this? Yes if you are late teens/early twenties, oily/combination skin and prone to spots.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

James Brown Freebies in Glamour Magazine

The April 2010 issue of Glamour Magazine has some lovely James Brown freebies. There are 3 to choose from and are each worth £10. From the Intensively Glossy range you can choose from shampoo, conditioner or the rescue treatment.

I chose the rescue treatment (you get 100ml) and I may pick up the shampoo as well. You can of course by 3 copies of the magazine to get all 3 items. The rescue treatment can be used after shampooing so I think I'll skip the regular conditioner and pick up another magazine with the shampoo in it. I am a great believer of using products from the same range. I do believe that they are developed to work better togther.

I have never tried any James Brown products and am looking forward to trying them out. Hve you tried any James Brown stuff? What are your thoughts?

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Nails of the Day

Here I am sporting OPI's Dancing in the Isles. I love this polish as it's not too bright/dark and perfect for every day wear. If you can wear nail polish to work then this would be a perfect choice:)

I have used a base coat and applied 2 coats of the OPI Dancing In The Isles. It applies really well like all OPI polishes that I have tried and it doesn't streak. It might even be my new fave lol:)

What's your fave polish of the moment?

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Most Expensive Item Tag

The lovely Kelly started this tag and I think it's s great idea. Check out her blog here:http://happy1234make-up-blog.blogspot.com

I tend to buy a lot of expensive items but probably my most expensive item is the By Terry Baume de Rose. This is an incredibly expensive lip balm (£32 at Space NK) and I just had to have it after Lollipop26 mentioned it.

As a result of it being so expensive I am "afraid" to use it up and therefore it is sitting in my bathroom collectiong dust lol. I really must start using it again as it is lovely:)

What is your most expensive item? Do you use it? Was it worth it? Or are you like me and don't want to use it all up lol.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Another Giveaway!!

The lovely Marcia (Legseleven7) is having a give away too. Hot foot it over to her blog to see the amazing prizes and to enter yourself!!

Here's the link:


Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Use Up Any Old Lotions and Potions

Do you have any old lotions/potions lying around? Maybe just a bit too far past their "best"? Things that you wouldn't dare put on your face but your not sure what to do with?

I do :0

Recently I have found a good use for these to save them ending up in the bin and to treat a certain area of my body to some TLC.

I have been putting them on my feet and so far my feet haven't complained:)

What do you do with any old lotions/potions?


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