Thursday, 31 January 2013

We have a Winner!!!

I just want to say again a massive Thank you to you all for supporting me & my little Blog, for following, commenting, Tweeting & generally being super Lovely!


It has now been 7 days since i reached 300 Followers! Yipeeeeeee. 

I had a total of 22 Entries.
The giveaway is now closed & a winner has been randomly chosen by the Random number generator (see below).




I am delighted to say the Winner of all my Favourite Beauty items is......


**Lisa Hudson**


Well Done Hun! If you would please send me an email to Northernbeautyblog@gmail.com & i will gladly post these little beauts out to you first thing!!


Thank you again people, look out for my next Giveaway when i hit 500!.....

January Favourites 2013




Soap & Glory Sugar crush body wash.
I love everything about this from the packaging, scent & how well it moisturisers my skin. A definite winner in my Ensuite!.
L'Oreal Lumi magique foundation
This foundation is great, it brightens up my face & makes me look alive on grey January mornings! I still love my Bourjois Healthy Mix but this month i have definitely been reaching for this one.
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara
This Mascara is amazing, it is the blackest of black, it really lengthens & Thickens my lashes giving my a  wide awake look - perfect!
Skinetica Anti - Blemish
I had a monster of a spot on my chin, but it was a blind spot (which i picked) so looked horrible i slapped some on this on before bed & the next morning it was 60% smaller, i put some more on under my makeup that day,again it looked reduced, i did the same that night & in the morning it was hardly noticeable :)
This Works Sleep Balm
This little pot of relaxation is fantastic, i rub a little on my wrists before bed & sleep like a baby, i have used it nearly every night this month & still have loads left.
Origins Plantscriptions Anti-Ageing Eye Treatment
Miracle in a tube! I got this sample in their Christmas Bauble & since using it my eyes have been moisturised, plumped, bagless, darker circles reduced, fine lines reduced. As soon as my spending ban is up i will be running out to purchased the full size.
Origins Plantscriptions Anti-Ageing Serum
Same as above but this has also made my face feel ten years younger! So smooth & hydrated! I'm in LOVE.
Nip + Fab Clean Fix Gel
This month is the first time i properly used this product as i woke up with a huge blind spot on my chin, As usual i had to pick at it & make it 10X worse than it was originally! I applied this before bed & in the morning it had reduced my spot by 60%. I applied again in the day & that night, the next day it was completely unnoticeable.

What have you been loving this month?

Monday, 28 January 2013

Essie nail Polish in Camera

Lights! Camera! Action! Poppy-Razzi is inspired by the neon fever sweeping across runways, celebrity fashions and more! This collection consists of four electric shades that were SO incredibly difficult to capture on camera.

This was another bargain £2.99 from Fragrance direct :) 

 

This is Camera from the Poppy-Razzi Collection. Essie Camera is a bright Coral toned pink neon jelly. Wow this polish is pretty. It is eye popping bright, squishy and juicy. I love this colour. Coral has got to be my all time favourite, i love my Models Own in Hedonist & Orly's Passionfriut but OMG this polish is so stunning!

Are you an Essie fan?


Essie Nail Polish in Lights

I snapped this little beauty up from Fragrance Direct for £2.99! I am in LOVE! I think bright nails look amazing & always cheer me up.


This is part of Essie's Summer 2012 Poppy-Razzi Collection Lights is described by Essie as an “incandescent super bright pink”, to me it is the hottest blue-leaning pink shade I've seen to date, it has a satiny finish which is rich and creamy, but definitely needs top coat to make it come to glowing life.  Swatches shown with 3 coats of polish.


It looks stunning on my fingers & toes, I can't wait for Summer!


Are you a Neon or Nude Lover?


Sunday, 27 January 2013

Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivids - Mac Dupe?


I bought Shocking Coral 870, which some are saying is a dupe for MAC Party Parrot? i don't own so can't compare but from the pictures I've seen it's a pretty close match! Now bright goes gorgeous, never garish.Brighter colour with exclusive vivid pigments.Creamier feel from nourishing honey nectar. 


This colour is a seriously bright coral perfect for brightening up a miserable dark day in winter or a splash of colour in summer with a tan!

I was instantly drawn to it & had to purchase it there & then, i also liked Neon Red 890, but it was not a colour i could wear easily.

The lipstick is lovely & creamy, but i would say it is slightly matte?, very bright & highly pigmented. It feel pretty moisturising on the lips, i did notice it stained my lips which for me is a good thing as i didn't need to reapply.

I bought mine from boots for £7.19. But they only had 3 of the available shades in my local Boots. 

Are you brave enough to try one?

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Aromatherapy Gold AromaSqueezeme

 I love Aromatherapy oils & scents for changing my mood, So when i saw Aromatherapy Gold give a shout out on Twitter for Bloggers to review some of their products i jumped at it! 
I received AromaSqueezeme™* they may help relieve the increasing levels of stress that modern life can bring. Everyone needs an AromaSqueezeMe™ to help get through tough days! These are lovely therapeutic sensory products. 

They arrived the next day well packaged, two little  round tins. Inside i found an orange dough & a purple dough both in little zip lock bags to keep them fresh, Very intriguing i opened them up & was welcomed with a lovely scent.
As it was mid morning i had a play with the energising one & it really helped brighten my mood! There is something quite relaxing with them when i was squashing it, maybe it was because it reminded me of being a child? 
Then in the evening whilst watching TV or YouTube Vids or Blogging i just roll in my hand & squeeze & they really helped to  relax me & i have slept like a baby since i have been using it! - Bonus!

The essential oils seems to soak into your hands, so the scent stays with you even after you have put them away.

Based on the old children’s favourite, it’s a silky smooth dough enriched with grapeseed oil and organic essential oils. Help relieve tension with the aromatic Lavender and Bergamot based Stress Release dough.
Or 
Try the focusing, invigorating qualities of the Grapefruit and Geranium based Energising dough.  Just open the tin, inhale and squeeeeeeze!


Each one costs £4.75 from  Here or you can buy both for £8.75 Here

They also sell an Aromatherapy Play Dough Tub for children for £14.99 Which i think is pretty cool it contains 
Brainy ! a sunshine yellow dough containing organic Grapefruit and Lemon essential oils to help improve concentration and focus.

Happy ! a fire engine red dough containing organic Mandarin and Lime essential oils to help uplift and banish grumpiness.

Harmony ! a juicy orange coloured dough containing organic Sweet Orange essential oil to help restore balance.

Sleepy ! a beautiful sky blue dough containing organic Lavender essential oil, to help with quiet, restful play and encourage peaceful sleep.

Sneezy ! a grass green dough containing organic Eucalyptus and Tea Tree essential oils to help with wheezes and sneezes.


I bet my 4 Year old would love this! Or maybe even the big kid in you?! :)

Are you an aromatherapy fan? 

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Welcome to 'Share the love' Blog Hop #6

Sharethelove

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 22nd January 2013 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 Host on GFC 
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 2 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.



Monday, 21 January 2013

Favourite Sleek Makeup Palettes

Storm Palette.


Top Row.
First colour: is a coppery bronze that is high shine metallic.
Second colour: is a gold toned white.
Third colour: is a light brown matte Nude
Fourth colour: is a true gold that's super metallic.
Fifth colour: is a pink that had a slightly crumbly texture. 
Sixth colour: is a semi metallic burgundy/maroon. A lovely deep shade.


Bottom Row.
First colour:  is a red toned dark bronze brown.
Second colour: is a grey toned blue.
Third colour: is a metallic forest green.
Fourth colour: is a beautiful metallic purple toned navy blue.
Fifth colour: is a nice, grey  brown.
Sixth colour: is a matte black.
 



Au Natural.

 
Top Row.
Nougat:  A Matte White.
Nubuck:  A Matte light greyish shade 
Cappuccino:  A Matte light beige shade 
Honeycomb:  A Matte yellowy beige shade
Toast:  A Matte Light Orangey shade 
Taupe: A shimmery golden beige shade 


Bottom Row.
Conker:  A reddish brown with golden shimmer its stunning Highly pigmented shade
Moss:  A Shimmery khaki green with golden undertones
Bark:  A Matte taupe brown shade
Mineral Earth:  A Shimmery Dark Brown this has golden undertones
Regal:  A Matte brown with purple undertones great pigmentation.
Noir:  A true Matte Black shade
 
 



Oh So Special.
 
 
 
Top Row
Bow is a matte cream. 
Organza is a beautiful peachy, pink shade with gold shimmer.
Ribbon is a matte warm peachy pink. 
Pamper is a matte pale peachy pink, kind of chalky. 
Gateau is a violet-pink with gold shimmer. 
The Mail is a matte light brown.

 
 

 
Bottom Row
Gift Basket is a shimmering bronze. 
Glitz is a gunmetal shimmer.
Celebrate is a plum-black base with plum shimmer. 
Box is a matte dark brown. 
Wrapped Up is a matte dark plum. 
Noir is a deep matte black.

All these palettes have amazing pigmentation & are such great value for money at just £7.99 for 12 shades which i think are as good as Urban Decay & MAC but a fraction of the cost!

Are you a Sleek Makeup fan?

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Giveaway!

******** GIVEAWAY CLOSED********
THANK YOU all so very much for your follows, tweets of support and comments. I have decided to hold a giveaway of some of my Favourite products old & new, when i reach 300 Followers!



How to enter

1. Follow my Blog on Google Friend Connect


2. Tweet - "I just entered @janeywaney78 300th Follower giveaway! on http://northernbeautyblogs.blogspot.co.uk"

3. Comment below saying 'What your all time favourite Makeup product is"!

That is it! Simple Huh?

The Rules

1. The competition will start when i reach 300 Followers & run for 1 Week.
2. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator which will correspond to the order of your comment! - Only 1 comment/entry per person please.
4. UK entrants only! 
*Sorry i will hold an international one soon.*


The Prizes!!!

NARS Blush in Deep Throat
Chanel Lipstick in Boy
Bourjois Healthy mix foundation (in your shade choice)
Real Techniques Stippling Brush
Models Own Nail polish in Hedonist
Sleek Blush by 3 in Lace
BioDerma H20 100ml
Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine.

Thanks again Everyone & Good Luck!




Pictures to follow soon!xx

Friday, 18 January 2013

I am looking for some lovely people to help me Co-Host my Share the Love Blog Hop!


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 6th 'Share the Love' Blog Hop on Tuesday 22nd January, Don't forget to link up :D 

I am looking for some lovely people to help me Co-Host the next one , 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! If you have done it before & would like to help again you are very welcome :D

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




REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

There has been quite about of hype around this product, So when i saw a starter kit on Salon Skincare for £11! which included the perfect introduction to their Normal Skin range. It Includes cleanser, moisturiser, a best selling night care product and a treatment mask to leave your skin looking beautifully healthy, energised and radiant..


Contains:
REN Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel(25ml)
REN Vita-Mineral Day Cream (15ml)

REN Frankincense Revitalising Night Cream (15ml)
REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask (15ml) 


I thought i would buy it to try, I have been using it twice a week for the past 2 weeks, it makes my skin feel lovely, soft & hydrated but i don't think i have seen any massive improvements, but the one thing that i can't stand & has probably put me of repurchasing is the smell of it, its like putting something that  is rotting on my face, i can't describe the scent its just disgusting!

It says to Get ready to reveal a brand new complexion with the REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask. Your skin tone and texture will be dramatically improved leaving you with glowing skin and a flawless appearance.

That they have have discovered a powerful combination of a fruit acid complex and papain enzyme, from the papaya fruit, that gives a gentle yet effective exfoliating peel. Helping to eliminate dead skin cells and minimise pore blockages, the REN Glycolic Skin Renewal Peel Mask reduces inflammation while healing and repairing your skin.

If you have congested, mature, post acne scarring or blemished skin, this peel will leave your skin in optimum health.

Can one product really do all that? As i said it has made my skin feel lovely but other cheaper masks also have?Maybe i need to use it more times a week or use it a little longer to see if the magic happens :)
If you would like a review on the other products in the kit, Please leave a comment & let me know.

Have you used it & got great results?




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