Monday, 31 December 2012

L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow Iced latte

Here is another of the amazing L'Oreal Infallible eye shadows,
I am loving these at the moment. Unfortunately this is yet another colour that is unavailable in the UK, Which is So annoying... I had to purchase on Ebay for the USA..

 
 

Iced Latte is a beautiful, metallic light neutral with a slight golden undertone. The actual formulation of these shadows is very much like pressed eyeshadow pigments.



The textures are different (Iced Latte is more metallic), but this is definitely a great drugstore shadow to get that really intense highlight going in the inner corners of the eye.


This is the most stunning drug store eye colour i have ever seen , it is long lasting, crease proof as far as i can see it is faultless!


Have you managed to get your hands on any?

L'Oreal 24Hr Infallible Eye in Amber Rush

The "Infallible" eye shadows from L'Oreal are becoming more and more popular. It's difficult not to fall in love with them because the colours are vibrant, pigmented, quite creamy and truly are infallible that doesn't crease, fade or budge at all. It's such an affordable luxury in a small pot!
The only problem i have is that the UK does not stock the nice colours as i had to track this one down on Ebay...
 
 
 
What i love about these little pots of loveliness :
 
The colour. It's a great all over lid colour for day or night time.
 
The metallic finish. It gives a really pretty highlight on my lids, especially when light hits it.
 
It really is infallible. It doesn't crease and stays put all day/night without a primer.
 
I didn't have any problem blending the colour. It was very easy to blend.
 
It has a creamy texture to it
 
 
 
A Stunning easy eye look, in a stunning Rose gold colour! I'm in love :)
 
Have you tried any of these little pots of lushness?
 
x

Goodbye 2012 - Happy New Year!

Just a quick post to apologise for the lack of posts on my Blog over the Christmas Holidays, I have had lots of my family in town & my Grandma also celebrated her 90th Birthday!! So I've been a little busy...

I also just wanted to take some time to Thank you all for taking time out to Follow me on here, read my posts & send me lovely comments, it is very much appreciated :)
I cannot believe that i have managed to get 244 lovely people to join me on my Beauty addiction!


I would like to wish you all a great night & a Fantastic 2013

Xx

Friday, 28 December 2012

Favourite Beauty Products of 2012

Here are the little Gems that i have discovered & loved or continued to love throughout 2012, i thought i would share with you all!


Cleanser- Soap & Glory Peaches And Clean Deep Cleansing Milk 200ml

This leaves my skin so clean & smooth, smells lovely too!
Our special clogged T-zone formula Includes peach extract (with skin smoothing fruit acids), quillaja bark (a gentle natural ‘soap’), jojoba oil (an emollient skin softener), Detoxyboost™ technology (to help purify and deep clean) and Poreshrink R2™ (for a clearer, fresher, brighter complexion). In our opinion it’s the best cleansing milk on the market! £6.50 for 200ml.

Eye Cream - Origins Plantscription anti-ageing 

This is a really great non greasy day & night eye cream it is expensive at £36.00 for 15ml but i think it is worth it as a little goes a long way.
Helps improve the appearance of 4 major signs of eye ageing:
1. Diminishes the appearance crow's feet
2. Noticeably reduces the appearance of undereye cross hatching
3. Smoothes the look of crepey lids
4. Lifts & firms the appearance of saggy eye skin

Face Moisturiser Day - Origins plantscription Anti-ageing serum.
I got a couple of samples of this & became addicted to it, my skin has improved, it is expensive at
£46.00 for 30ml but you do only need a little, Skin's youthful look of bounce is improved.Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles.Skin looks & feels smoother.

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash.
This is amazing the scent is awesome & it leaves my skin so moisturised, the packaging also looks great in my bathroom! Also only £6.50 for 500ml.
Wake up and smell the citrus!Soap & Glory's energising, revitalising fresh & foamy body wash (and bath bubbles) scented with freshly squeezed lime. Also featuring COOLCAPSULE™X to cool and refresh, radiance-boosting KIWI WATER JUICE and our super creamy M-SUDS™ moisture boosting base with skin conditioners.Pairs perfectly with similarly scented SUGAR CRUSH body buff and body buttercream.

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Butter.
Again Amazing scent & leaves my skin feeling Fantastic! £10.50 for 300ml.
Wake up and smell the citrus!Soap & Glory's utlra-rich body buttercream is loaded with shea & cocoa butter, almond & coconut oil and a super-refreshing double-citrus whammy of uplifting lime oil and smoothing lime tree blossom extract.


L'Occitane - Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 30ml/1oz Enriched with shea butter & cherry extract from Provence. Intensely protects nourishes & moisturizes delicate hand skin. Creamy non-greasy texture & easily absorbed into skin. Leaves hands perfectly soft supple & deliciously scented. This leaves my hands feeling lovely. Not bad at £8.50.






Monday, 24 December 2012

Welcome to 'Share the love' Blog Hop #4

Welcome to 'Share the love' Blog Hop #4

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Blog Hops are a great & fun way to be discovered, meet and gain new followers, and to be inspired by other bloggers. 
This hop will be Open from Tuesday 25th December 2012 for 1 week.

To Join the Hop.

There are a few very simple rules to make the Hop really work for everyone...



1. Please FOLLOW The Hosts & the Co-hosts Blogs.
leave a comment if you'd like us to follow you on your blog. 

2.Hop around 'Share the Love' and be inspired - Go say Hi to at least 3 new bloggers and don't 
               forget to let them know that you found them through our blog hop.




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3.If you would like to help Promote this Blog Hop, Please Copy & Paste the Blog Hop code  for the grab Button (Cupcake) above & Display it on your Blog in the side bar.



Sunday, 23 December 2012

Would you like to Co-Host?!


I just want to say a massive Thank You to all my lovely readers, i love talking to you all & reading all your amazing comments, discovering your blogs & reading your posts.


I will be hosting my 5th 'Share the Love' Blog Hop on Tuesday 25th December, Don't forget to link up :D 

I am looking for some lovely people to help me Co-Host the next one in the New Year!, Blog Hops are great fun & help you meet new friends, promote your blog & gain new followers.

I have seen people go from 1 to 100+ followers from Blog Hops.

If you would be interested please leave a comment below to let me know, if i get a lot of response i will keep your details until the next one as i host them fortnightly!

I will then send you all the details including the Blog Hop Button so you can include it in your post.



Monday, 17 December 2012

Have Beauty Boxes had their day?

£240 (£120) is how much i would (have) wasted this year on Beauty Boxes & that's not including postage!

I remember when Beauty boxes first came onto the scene in 2011, There was such a buzz around them, i know i was gutted when i missed out on Glossy Boxes 1st ever box with it's full sized Nars product (marketing ploy) & other luxury brands, i did however get the next one, month after month i stuck with it some months receiving a good box & others a rubbish box.

I think i didn't cancel as i tried to convince myself the next one would contain something amazing & I'd miss out - How wrong was i!

Then Boudior Prive/Jolie box appeared, I joined up & got their 1st box, This box had promise containing brands I'd not heard of, it had really luxurious products samples of £100+ face creams from lots of expensive High end brands. it was great but again the great boxes became good boxes & have slowly got worse. But at least i was more happy than disappointed with these boxes.

I got Glossy boxes Birthday box & then cancelled my subscription as the boxes were getting progressively worse & the boxes are so unfair! Everyone paid the same but the value of the boxes differed massively some people getting boxes worth £40+ but others not even scraping back the £10 they'd spent!

I understand it is a sampling service but the companies are charging you for sachets of creams & tiny vials of perfume that anyone can pick up for free at a local department store, the tiny samples are also gone in one use, so you are unable to use a few times before you decide if you like it enough to buy the full size?!

I will be receiving my last Jolie box of the year anyday now & from the review i have seen it will be a let down, so i think my Beauty box days are over & i will save my money to spend on something i really want/need & will actually use, as my draws are fit to burst with samples of  disgusting smelling perfumes or creams that aren't suitable for me!

I also tried She Said Beauty & Feel Unique but cancelled after one box.

I know i am not the only one who feels like this as Beauty Boxes Twitter & Facebook pages are full of complaints about the boxes, customer service, brands, products etc...

Have you had a good or bad experience with BB's?

Sunday, 16 December 2012

I'm Co-Hosting I Love My Online Friends 'GFC' Blog Hop.

Welcome to another week of the I Love My Online Friends 'GFC' Blog Hop. 
For more info on the hop and guest hosting, please read HERE. Well, are you ready? Let's go hopping! 
RULES FOR THE HOP 
1. Please follow your host and the fab five on Google Friend Connect (GFC). 
2. Link up your homepage and start hopping around. Remember, this is a blog hop, you've gotta do some hopping in order for it to truly be worth your time. When you get a new follower it's always nice to return the favour. Visit their blogs, leave them a comment and/or return the follow. 
3. You are not required to, but it would be great if you could tweet/like/pin/share this post and/or grab the button and share it on your blog. The more people that see this hop, the more blogs for us to visit and the more followers we gain. 
Thanks and Happy Hopping!
The Things We Find Inside

NOTD Models Own Grey Day

Model's Own "Grey Day" is a grey cream. Grey Day has the most unbelievable shine and gloss to it. I applied two coats Wow! Grey Day has the most beautiful mirror-gloss like effect. the colour  looks so sophisticated.



Very pretty on your nails & lasts a good few days before chipping! I also like to add glitter top coat or a bright pink accent nail!

Are you into grey?

Friday, 14 December 2012

YOU beauty advent calendar reduced!

Just a quick post...
As we are now part way through December the maker's of the YOU Advent calendar, which was selling for £59.95 has now been reduced to £29.95!
The actual contents are valued at Over £210 so it is a bargain!

If you want to pick one up click Here!

It contains everything from nail varnish, to mascara, to eyelash curlers and everything inbetween, so by the time you get to Christmas day you'll be looking fabulous.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Charles Worthington strength and repair kit

My hair isn't in great shape as you are probably all aware from recent posts! I'm always on the look out for a miracle product! I noticed this & decided to try it as it had 33% off, it should of been £19.99 which i think is quite high for a drugstore brand, but i got it for a little over £13?.

It is supposed to Restore dry, damaged and fragile hair with this salon-inspired hair repair treatment. ,Enriched with our unique Renovoil Complex, it is scientifically proven to strengthen hair and reduce breakage by 93%, giving you stunningly silky hair, all from the comfort of your own home.



It is a 3 step process & you get enough product to apply on 4 separate occasions.


Step 1) Hair repair oil.
All you need to do dispense a couple of pumps into the palm of your hand and work through your hair. I applied it about halfway down my hair and mostly on the tips. It comes in a pump bottle which means there is no mess.
you then put on one of the plastic hair caps (4 provided) to "accelerate the penetration of oils deep into your hair cuticles".  Leave for 5 minutes, i left mind on a little longer as my hair really needs help!

Step 2) strength and Repair Shampoo
Just like a normal shampoo, lather and rinse. This smells lovely.  It leaves your hair feeling very clean too.  By this point, I have to say, I didn't really feel a massive need for the next step, my hair already felt super soft and silky.

Step 3) Intensive Hair repair Masque
This masque is applied to wet hair, and left for 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Again you could leave on longer if your hair needs it.

It did work & my hair felt in better condition, i don't think i would go as far as saying it is a hair 'Miracle' but if you are looking for something to give your hair an extra boost for the party season then this may be for you?

What's your 'Miracle' hair product?



Wednesday, 12 December 2012

NOTD Models Own Emerald Black

Today i am wearing Models Own Emerald Black, I really like this colour as it looks just like any old dark polish until the light hits it & then you get a stunning greeny turquoise shimmer running through your nail.

It is perfect for these winter months, Emerald Black,is described as a bold blackened midnight peacock. Also looks stunning with a glitter top coat for an extra bit of sparkle!

What colour will you be wearing this Christmas?

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Fan di Fendi EDT

I got a sample of this in my Glossybox 'Harrods' edtion & fell in love with the perfect tiny version of the original & then the scent, it is a lovely light & fresh but warm & sexy scent. unlike a scent i own & I'm a bit of a perfumeaholic!!
I can't describe what it is exactly but one smell & i was hooked. I used the sample & purchased the 30ml a month or so ago.
It's described as A radiant floral scent resting on a leather base, this wildly exciting eau de parfum pays tribute to Fendi's expertise with materials such as fur and leather—plus the arty, rock and festive spirit that defines Fendi. It diffuses Roman sun and electric nights, leather and roses, luxury and seduction. 


Notes - Pear-blackcurrant Accord, Tangerine from Calabria, Pink Peppercorn from Reunion Island, Damascena Rose, Yellow Jasmine Accord, Patchouli from Indonesia, Soft Leather Accord. 

I have noticed that most of my favourite scents contain Pink Peppercorn, so maybe that note draws me in....

Are you a Fendi Fan?

Monday, 10 December 2012

Luster Pink Shampoo & Conditioner

My Hair is rubbish! It is very thin & quite dry/damaged due to having PCOS & over dying, Straightening etc. I am always on the look out for a new 'Miracle' product that will turn it from this into a magnificent mane of thick beautiful hair!

I was on Boots website a couple of weeks ago looking at Argan oil products & an intensive conditioner when i noticed Luster Pink in the side bar, so i curiously clicked  as I'd never heard of the brand before.


It was advertised to REVIVE & PROTECT- Vitamin E repairs weak, damaged hair and protects against damage from styling tools and environmental damage.
SUPERIOR MOISTURE CONTROL
ProVitamin B5 hydrates and strengthens from inside-out locking in vitamin-rich humectants for all day moisture retention.



As they were only £3.05 each & you get 500ml of product, I thought i would order them & give them a whirl! i have now used them both 3 times & really think i can notice a difference, my hair feels in better condition, less fizzy & a little thicker!
They seem to have quite a large range of products so i am going to try a few more especially the hot oils & intensive conditioners.

Have you tried this brand before?

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Are you a vera Wang Princess....

I also managed to grab Vera Wang Princess Rollerball eau de toilette 6ml from Fragrance Direct for £4.99, An amazing bargain as it's usually £20.00!! It isn't my preferred scent, but i think it is nice enough & it's perfect for my handbag.
Vera Wang Princess Rollerball eau de toilette spray for women is a miniature rollerball version of the signature scent, which opens with top notes of mandarin, apricot, green apple and water lily, fusing with a heart of tuberose, guava, chocolate and tiare flower, finally rounded off with a smooth base of amber, vanilla and woody accords.

I really love the rollerball design & really really wished they would catch on & become more available in the UK!

At the moment discount code for Fragrance Direct, use code VCODES10B2 for 10% off. No minimum spend! 

Are you a fan of rollerballs?

Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil Stash

The Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil Stash includes 5 Travel sized jumbo eye shadow 2.5g  pencils, which i managed to pick up from Fragrance Direct for £12! - Bargain..
 

The shades you get are :

Delinquent is deep violet with lilac sparkle.

Rehab is a dark red-toned chocolate brown with a tiny bit of taupe.

JuJu is a pale, gilded taupe brown.
 
Sin is a light pink-beige champagne with a frosted shimmer.

Clash  is a stunning bright blue with silver  sparkle.

 

They're crease & waterproof, If you're familiar with their 24/7 eye liners, then you'll fall in love with these. I really like these because of how easy they are to wear, use and how long lasting they are. Also, I find that these are more pigmented than the eye liners. 


I normally use them alone but they’ll happily mix with any of your favourite shadows, pigments, or minerals to act as a base. Worn alone or with shadow on top I experienced a very long lasting eye look for more than eight hours straight. 


If you are on the look out for something like that, at this price they are definitely worth it & would give some amazing Christmas party looks!

Are you a Cream or Shadow Girl?

Friday, 7 December 2012

Origins Christmas Bauble set

This festive season, treat a loved one, or yourself, to this exclusive Origins Christmas bauble set, including two baubles, each filled with 5 travel-sized selection of the brands best selling skincare products. 


In mine i got -
Modern friction exfoliator- Ginzing eye cream- Anti ageing serum- Anti ageing eye treatment & Clear improvement mask

I love that Origins has included so many of their best selling products in great sizes. This would make a wonderful present or stocking filler for anyone who loves skincare, as it's a fantastic way to try out the products before buying the full size..

The baubles are exclusive to Selfridges  a set of 2 for £10! You can also but a single bauble for £6.00 but where's the fun in that :)

What would you like in your stocking this year?

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush

I treated myself to the new Sugar Crush Fresh and Foamy Body Wash, £6.50, and the Body Butter, £10.50 as it was on 3 for 2 in Boots. I had £17.22 on my Advantage points card & thought why not!
The body scrub was sold out :( so i got 2 body washes. (I'm sure i will be going back for it & back ups!)

Sugar Crush.
Fresh, zesty & irresistible
Satisfy your sweet tooth with our zesty lime fragranced range featuring a mouth- watering Blend of Kaffir limes, sparkling lemons and juicy mandarins complete with a gourmand base of sweet vanilla musk and coconut oil.

I really like soap & Glory products, but i am not to keen on the scent of the original one, but OMG! When i took a sniff of this i was in heaven! It smells of a creamy lime cheesecake, i didn't know whether to lick it or slap it on my arm!


The Foaming body-wash is a velvety soap in a huuuge 500ml pump bottle & leaves your skin so moisturised & makes the bathroom smell delicious. 






The Body Butter, is a luxurious treat, and is especially great to apply after exfoliation. It has the exact same smell as the body wash, and, also like the body wash, is super creamy. The cream itself is a really thick consistency, but despite this, it sinks into the skin so well instantly dissolving once you rub it a little. Leaving just smooth gorgeous smelling skin!

Are you a Soap & Glory fan?