Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Nars 'One Night Stand' Palette Review

This 6-piece palette is absolutely gorgeous, and it's really great quality too. it's flattering for all skin tones, This palette is a must-have for all beauty addicts! If you were like Me and missed out on the Nars Danmari Blush Palette, this post will make you very very excited and make you want to rush over to the Space NK website and Buy this beauty!!

Guy Bourdin’s colour-saturated photography insinuated a high-fashion world of dangerous women and intriguing sensual decadence. NARS pays homage to Bourdin’s seductive, suspenseful images with a cheek palette of signature shades and dramatic debuts of blushes and highlighter. Create modern cheek looks with the ultimate palette to pop, contour, and sculpt. 

A limited-edition cheek palette featuring iconic Orgasm Blush and Laguna Bronzing Powder, plus four additional shades inspired by legendary fashion photographer Guy Bourdin. 

For any blush lover, this palette is an absolute must-have. The packaging is the usual Nars but features the Guy Bourdin design on top of the compact and has a large, full-size mirror inside. it would make a perfect companion for taking away with you.

Devotee Highlighting Blush: Champagne glow
Mistinguette Blush: Bright pink
Orgasm Blush: Peachy pink with golden shimmer
Laguna Bronzer: Medium Brown with golden shimmer
Deep Throat Blush: Sheer peach
Goulue Blush: Medium pink

This palette is stunning, I couldn't be happier with it. Every colour suits my skin, also very wearable shades and I will get great use out of this at home and on my travels, it is perfect for using all year and for every occasion.

It is available at SpaceNK for £45.00, Be quick it's likely to sell out fast!!

Will you be picking one up? 

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Clarins Mineral Quartet Palette in Nudes 02

A palette of four iridescent eye colours, Harmonies of satin and iridescent shades offer a variety of effects. For a superb, long-lasting make-up result. Such a great little palette to have in your collection.

These shadows are highly concentrated in mineral pigments, they brighten & light up all eyes. Their texture is extremely soft on application making them easy to blend and shade, the colours are both subtle and even. 

In this collection the formula of the eye shadow in each quartet allows them to be used both wet and dry, each containing four toning shades of satin and iridescent long lasting, super silky and blendable eye colour. The packaging is very luxurious Presented in Clarins' stunning signature pale gold compact with mirror and two quality foam tipped applicators; one for defining the eye and one for shading and blending. I don't think anyone uses the applicators provided but they are a nice touch.

There are nine different palettes in this collection, all as pretty as each other, I also have rosewood which is similar but a little more Pinker in tone.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Lauren's Way Instant Wash Off Glow

The LW Medium range is fab for fair skin and first-time tanners! Medium gives a professional sun-kissed colour in just one application! For an instant fix of beautiful tan try LW TAN Instant Wash Off Glow. 

This hydrating tinted lotion provides a natural looking tan on the go, perfect for last minute parties! As a no fuss, no commitment product, Instant Wash Off Glow is so easy to remove - simply wash off with soap and water.

I really didn't want to like this as I'm not a fan of Lauren from the way she was portrayed on TOWIE but I must say I really, really like it! It gives a fantastic colour in seconds, applies easily & looks natural, I applied mine using a mitt & had no hand staining!.... My only gripe is you need to wash it off before bed otherwise you'll wake up with greeny/orange stains on your sheets from where it has rubbed off in the night. I've also only wore it with dark clothing so can't say if it rubs off on your clothing throughout the Day/Evening.

It does look quite scary when you first pump it out, as it is VERY dark but once you start to blend it out, it gives a lovely even colour & transformed me from Casper to Bronzed Godess! For instant colour in a hurry this is one of the best on the market.Providing Beautiful believable colour, also Odourless which is a bonus - No one likes to smell of biscuits on a night out do they?! It is safe to say Im now a convert to Laurens Way! It is £11.95 for 250ml quite a good price as it should last you a while.

What's your Favourite Fake Tan?

Friday, 25 October 2013

Christmas Stocking Idea - Aromatherapy Associates' Little Bell

A beautiful festive gift, Aromatherapy Associates Little Bell contains a miniature bottle of their multi award winning Revive Morning Bath and Shower Oil, blended with uplifting and invigorating grapefruit, rosemary and juniper, for a truly reviving start to the day, contains up to three unique bath or shower experiences. 

Awaken your senses with the delectably uplifting and invigorating wonders of grapefruit, rosemary and juniper for a truly reviving start to the day. 
  • Highly effective, with therapeutic levels of energising and detoxifying essential oils.
  • Detoxifying
  • Uplifting
  • Feel your body come back to life.

Aromatherapy Associates Little Bell* contains:
 Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil 7.5ml, 
Add one third of the bottle to a full bath or smooth it over your body before showering. Contains up to three unique bath or shower experiences. it is priced at £10.00 making it just over £3.33 per bath...

A great little Stocking filler for a lady (Or Gent) in your Life!

What's your Best stocking Idea?

Thursday, 24 October 2013


These gloss-delivering pencils require no sharpener and give lips a vibrant sheen. The smooth shea-butter complex moisturizes and coats lips with saturated, glossy colour. The duo comes with two high-energy shades - Wolfman & FairyBlood.

Wolfman, a pale pink, is your new perfect everyday lip colour.

I managed to get this duo free from Birchbox using my Reward points which makes them a great bonus! 


Fairyblood, a polished pink, is a beautiful grown up pink.

I had managed to accumulate & save lot's of points over the past couple of months & had around 500 points to spend which in real money is the equvilant to £50.00 of free products just by getting the box, filling in the questionnaires and referring people. 

Ring of fire, a vibrant red, a bright fun shade.

I also have it in the shade 'Ring of Fire', Which I received in one of my Birch Boxes, before that this Brand & product was completely new to me. That's what I really like about Beauty Boxes in particlarly BB as they always seem to have a new brand in each box. I really like them as they are lovely, creamy & moisturising on my lips. They have a slight minty scent to them which I like, but once applied the scent is unnoticeable. The Duo is available from for £12.00.

What's the best brand discovery a Beauty Box has introduced you to?

Elemis Frangipani Secrets Exotic Bodycare

Elemis Frangipani Secrets Exotic Bodycare. Exotic bodycare infused with Tahitian monoi and frangipani flowers for beautifully scented, soft, supple skin. It comes a a luxurious looking deep purple box, great to give someone for Christmas.

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream- Escape to an exotic paradise with Elemis Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream. This Tahitian monoi and frangipani flower infused shower cream leaves skin beautifully scented, soft and supple. I don't really think I need to explain how to use this but just incase, you get into the shower & squeeze a generous amount and rub all over! Not forgetting to rinse before you get out :) 

 Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil- Drift away to Polynesia with this indulgent 3 in 1 body, hair and nail nourishing oil. Exotic Tahitian monoi, infused with frangipani flowers provides superior moisturisation, giving skin a glorious sheen.
How to use -
For the skin:
  • Place bottle in a bowl of warm water.
  • Massage into the skin (concentrate on dry areas such as elbows, knees, and ankles.)
For the hair:
  • Massage a small amount of Franigipani Monoi Moisture Melt into hair and scalp.
  • Cover with warm towel and relax for 15 minutes
  • Shampoo and rinse.
May also be used on cuticles as part of a manicure or pedicure.
It smells amazing & really wakes me up in the morning, leaving my skin feeling supple & refreshed.. This is definately going on my Christmas wishlist as I've nearly finished this set..
This Gift Set* Includes Exotic Monoi Moisture Melt 100ml FULL SIZE and Exotic Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream 200ml FULL SIZE. It is suitable for all skin types & is available for £37.50 from Time to Spa  but worth £53.50 if bought seperately, which is a great saving! 

What's on your Christmas Wish list?

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Pauls Hair World

The Christmas season is just around the corner , I'm sure you are all planning your perfect party outfit wanting to glam up for your works Christmas party or night out with your Friends or your Man! Why not add some Hair extensions to give you an ultra glam look or just to add some oomph to your normal style?. I have shopped at Pauls Hair World In store and online for years, they sell high quality hair at really good prices. From full wigs to hair pieces clip in or weaves, including useful Clips and Accessories for your hair extensions. Instore the staff are very helpful & give great advice including colour matching.

This website offers such a huge variety of great Products and brands with Make up, fragrances, fake tanning, contact lenses, eyelashes and much more. They tend to have sales now and again, so make sure to check it out to grab yourself a bargain!

Pop into your local pauls-hair-world Liverpool and Manchester Hair extensions store.

*Sponsored posts, all words and opinions are my own.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Spoiler - What's in my BirchBox October 2013

I have just received my October box & am SO impressed with this months's box I had to share so YOU don't miss out! If you would like to order this month's box click HERE before it sells out!
Some Beauty boxes have taken a massive nose dive recently & I have noticed people slating a certain Beauty box that I personally unsubscribed from at the start of this Year as I thought their Boxes were very unfair & each month there seemed to be a good & a bad box which I think is out of order as everyone pays the same...... Anyway back to the good stuff!! 

In my Box I received..

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser - Every box will have a product from this brand in it! - is a sheer, lightweight formula that moisturises the skin while adding a smooth, healthy glow to your complexion leaving a natural, dewy finish. Providing SPF 20 protection from the harmful, damaging rays of the sun, Tinted Moisturiser features an antioxidant vitamin complex that acts a free radical scavenger to protect the skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment. Perfect for all skin types, Tinted Moisturiser is extremely long-wearing and remains colour true. 

Akane Mask Cocoon NocturneThe Cocoon night mask Akane helps our skin to regain lost brightness and freshness to the daily grind. A stressed skin requires an extra dose of hydration, this mask is the contribution while erases signs of fatigue overnight.

Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm for LipsThis is a 100% natural S.O.S. multipurpose balm for lips, dry, sensitive skin, eczema, dry cuticles, burns and abrasions, sore nipples and even baby's bottoms! 

theBalm Cosmetics Stainiac - The tinted gel leaves a lasting stain on lips and cheeks. Since it’s water-based, it has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, which means it won’t leave any unsightly streaks behind as long as you take care to blend well. 

Kms California Curl Up Foam Mousse - Enhances wave formation. Soft, frizz-free finish. Provides heat protection.

 Lifestyle Extra - Ultra Dex - UltraDex Low-Abrasion Toothpaste is clinically proven to whiten teeth within 14 days by gently oxidising organic stains to reveal the true brightness of your teeth. 

Beauty Extra - Egyptian Magic - Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream is an all-natural, multi-purpose skin care balm. Made from 6 of nature’s most powerful ingredients, Egyptian Magic has built up a cult following among celebrities, the fashion world and even doctors! You only need to read the reviews on to get an idea of the number of uses for this skin cream; we’ve heard of it being used as a remedy for psoriasis and eczema, to moisturise dry skin, to reduce stretch marks, as a cleanser and eye makeup remover and even as an after shave cream. It can also be used as a rich hair conditioning treatment!

I love everything in my box & am very excited to try it all out! Birch box just seem to get better & better every month, which makes the whole experience enjoyable as the thrill of opening a surprise box and actually getting so much for just £10.00 a month. If you aren't aware Birch Box also have a reward scheme where you get points for subscribing & filling in questionnaire about your box. The points add up really quickly once you get 100 points it turns into £10.00 that you can spend in their online shop... Last month I had just over 300 points so converted it into £30.00 and bought theBalm Hot Mama Blush, the LAQA Lip pencil Duo & Marvis toothpaste for free! This month I've just ordered theBalm Nude Tude Palette for £6.00!! by converting 200 points into £20.00 then adding £6.00 cash...

Do you subscribe to Birch Box?

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Thierry Mugler Alien Gift Set.

A gorgeous gift for someone this Christmas from Thierry Mugler, Alien Loyalty gift set includes: Eau de parfum 30m, Body lotion 100ml and Shower gel 30ml. it is a fragrance whose magic trails awakens your emotions. A scent like no other it is irresistibly appealing and totally out of this world...

I never thought I would like this scent but for the past two weeks I've worn nothing else. I love it! It is a lovely Autumn scent, slightly comforting and creamy but not over powering. The scent is described as Distinctive and mysterious, yet comforting and soft, Alien by Thierry Mugler* conveys passion sensuality and the essence of absolute femininity. A rich floral woody amber containing jasmine sambac, cashmeran wood and white amber.

I have had so many compliments about how good I smell from friends, family and have probably made Theirry Mugler a few sales from it! The bottle is really pretty in deep purple & silver finish.

If you wish to smell delicious like me and own this lovely perfume you can pick up a 15ml bottle for around £27.00 or treat yourself the this great gift set for £50.00

What's your favourite Autumn/Winter Scent?  

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Liz Earle Captivating Eye Collection

These high-performance eye essentials will make the perfect addition to any make up collection. Features our Lash Definition Smudgeproof Mascara, Lash Care Intensifying Mascara Base, silky Eye Pencil and Pencil Sharpener, for effortless application.

This is a great set for Christmas for your Mum, Sister, Auntie or Friend, All the products are full size & are really great products. This is the first mascara I've tried from this brand and have so far been very impressed.

The bag is a gorgeous royal blue with aqua trim & a silver zip, very pretty & big enough for your handbag for make up on the go. It looks great quality & very sturdy.. I've seen it priced at £22.50 on it's own, Giving you a fantastic bargain!

The base and Black Mascara really make my lashes look thicker, longer ,fuller, it also lasts all day with no smudging Hooray!! As smudging & flaking is my biggest pet peeve with mascaras. The eye liner is a lovely brown shade so doesn't look as harsh as black eyeliner which I prefer to use, it applies with ease. The pencil sharpener is an added bonus as I always lose my so I love that they included one. You can find it for £35.00 on the Liz Earle Website .

What's your favourite Mascara?

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Freshskin by Elemis Smoothly Does It Collection

Looking for a gift for someone in their Teens to 20's who love to Pamper their skin this Christmas? this lush collection of Freshskin saviours is the perfect gift. This array of products cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturise to leave you fresh-faced and radiant.

An amazing value Kit that contains 3 FULL size FreshSkin products. All well packaged in an on trend makeup bag.

The Kit contains:

Elemis FreshSkin Skin Glow Exfoliating Face Wash (100ml FULL SIZE):With a deep pore cleansing action, this exfoliating facial wash contains cherry powder and jojoba beads to gently polish and help refine skin texture. Enriched with mandarin and aniseed to soften and condition, leaving skin clean, brighter and more radiant
Elemis FreshSkin Make Up Away Cleansing Wipes FULL SIZE: Elemis make-up removing wipes are enriched with elderflower extract and chamomile to gently sweep away impurities whilst softening and conditioning the skin.

Elemis FreshSkin Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm (10ml FULL SIZE):
 This refreshing peppermint lip balm, is enriched with passionflower oil, sweet almond oil and vitamin E to soften and condition the lips.
Elemis FreshSkin Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm (10ml FULL SIZE): This refreshing peppermint lip balm, is enriched with passionflower oil, sweet almond oil and vitamin E to soften and condition the lips.
Elemis FreshSkin Softly Softly Daily Moisturiser (15ml): Enriched with seaweed extract, this light and non-greasy daily moisturiser helps protect and moisturise. Rosehip seed oil and sweet almond oil deliver soothing and softening qualities ensuring the skin receives an instant hydrating boost. Skin is left revitalised and more radiant.
Elemis FreshSkin Magical Moisture Quenching Mask (7ml x2): This super softening mask contains white lupin, artic cranberry seed oil and apple extract to deliver an instant moisture boost to dry skin, while aloe vera gently soothes. Leaves skin radiant and exceptionally soft.
If you would like to try any of these products or the range in general you can pick up a real bargain on Time to Spa as they currently a sale on offering 35 - 50% off the gift sets, making this fab set £25.00 instead of £46.00! 
What's on your Christmas List?

Monday, 7 October 2013

Birthday Wishlist!

It's nearly that time of year again, when I turn a year older *sobs*, So I thought I'd do a fun post to cheer myself up with a Wish list of things I've seen recently & would love to open on the day,  Also my Husband need serious help when it comes to buying me a present as if I see something I like I will usually run out & buy it before anyone else can. I also thought you may like it for Ideas for Christmas! 

1. The Balm Nudetude Palette £26.00

2. Boss Woman by Hugo Boss £26.00

3. A Weekend in Paris (Wishful Thinking) £-Priceless ❤️

4. Clarins Graphic Expression Powder £30.00

5. The Balm Mary Lou Manizer £15.00

6. Clarins All About Lips Gift Set £18.00

7. Eco Tools Fresh & Flawless Set £11.99

8. Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen Kit £16.50

9. Benefit Luv It Up £19.50

10. Hotel Chocolat The Autumn Sleekster Selection £23.00

I hope you like my choices!! I would be a very happy Girl if I get these :) 

What's on your Wishlist? 

NOTD Seche Vite Snapdragon

Vivid and eye-catching, Seche Snapdragon is a bright pink creme polish that will add a wonderful pop of colour to your fingertips. The smooth formula applies easily, giving perfect coverage in just one coat.

I've never been one to stick to bright colours for summer & dark for winter! I slap on any colour that my mood takes me. As when the mornings & evenings are dark and wet, I like a bright nail to brighten my mood! Seche Vite Snapdragon* is a gorgeous creamy Bubblegum pink. I went to a Charity Black Tie Event on Saturday so decided to give my LBD a pop of colour with this stunning shade. I did my nails on Saturday afternoon and they are still holding up, no chips or smudges even after throwing all sorts of shapes on the dance floor!!
If you would like to try this or any of the gorgeous colours you can find them on Beauty Expert for £9.95.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Bare Minerals The Power of Neutrals Palette

Bareminerals READY® Eyeshadow combines a proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral Complex composed of positively-charged, antioxidant-rich sea minerals with cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber - ingredients known to deliver anti-ageing benefits including reduced appearance of puffiness for a softer, smoother, revitalised eye area. 
The Power Neutrals* featuring: Boss Lady (shimmer bronze) Moneymaker (dusty olive) Schmooze (bronze sheen) Boardroom (deep chocolate) Exec (polished slate) Payday (light granite) Magnate (nude peach) Get Ahead (rustic taupe).

These amped-up neutrals are the ultimate versatile staples for your eyeshadow wardrobe. In a striking spectrum ranging from soft base tones to rich deeps, luxe mattes to luminous shimmers, you've never seen neutrals like this before. This palette is stunning all the shades are wearable & would suit all skin tones, the palette itself is a perfect size, it's nice and compact, fitting into your make up bag with ease. It has a mix of matte, satin & shimmery shades making it a great palette for day to night. I really have been enjoying using this palette, the shadows are lovely & buttery making blending a dream!
If you want to try this palette you can pick it up from the Bare Minerals Website for £35.00.

What's your favourite Neutrals Palette?