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Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Random | 0 comments

Earn cash while you shop for beauty products!

Earn cash while you shop for beauty products!

Now as this is a beauty blog I don’t usually write posts about making money, but please bear with me as this post does actually have a beauty link. Now we all like buying make-up and skincare products right? That’s why we’re beauty bloggers or readers of beauty blogs! So what if you could make money whilst you shop for your beauty products? Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it, but actually it isn’t. Last week I joined Quidco, the UK’s No.1 cashback site. What is a cashback site? It’s a website that you sign up for and then when you click through from the site to a specific retailer and place a normal online shopping order with that retailer you earn a percentage of cashback which is paid to the cashback site from the retailer for referring you to them. Does that make sense? I hope so! I had heard of cashback websites before but never really paid much notice of them. I assumed that they would...

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Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Makeup | 8 comments

An instant Instagram filter for your face?

An instant Instagram filter for your face?

New Magic Minerals* minerals powder by Jerome Alexander has been dubbed an ‘instant Instagram filter for the face’. It’s a pressed powder that acts as a foundation, concealer and colour corrector all in one, and I was interested to see if it really lived up to the claims as I really like using a powder foundation and this sounded like something that I hadn’t come across before. A natural mineral make-up with SPF, the pressed powder contains four different coloured powder ‘blobs’ within it, each shade intended to cover or hide a different issue, for example the Mint green shade aims to tone down red complexions. Magic Minerals powder comes in a dark grey mirror compact with a soft stubby brush for applying the powder and a blending sponge. I would say that the packaging isn’t particularly attractive but the cardboard holder does explain the product in detail, including the benefits and the ingredients. I found it quite difficult to get the products out of the packaging though, they’re sealed...

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Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Nails & Nail Art | 2 comments

Neon Chevron French Mani Tutorial

Neon Chevron French Mani Tutorial

I love a classic French manicure but in the Summer it’s great to funk it up a little bit and create something zingy. I was recently sent these W7 Nail Polishes in Orange Sorbet* and Lemon Sorbet* and I thought they’d create a great alternative French manicure. Here is my simple step-by-step tutorial to creating this bright Neon Chevron French Mani. Here is the kit that you will need: 2 bright co-ordinating nail polishes – I used W7 Nail Polishes in Orange Sorbet and Lemon Sorbet French Nail Tip Guide stickers in a chevron shape A clear top coat nail polish – I use Chanel Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer Tweezers First, paint all of your nails with two coats of one of the nail polishes and allow the nails to dry thoroughly. I used Orange Sorbet as my main colour. Once the polish on your nails is completely dry carefully stick a French Nail Tip Guide over the tip of each nail. I place them on gently at first...

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Makeup | 3 comments

Lola – Kabuki Brush

Lola – Kabuki Brush

I have to admit that I wouldn’t normally think of visiting Marks and Spencer to look for beauty products, but the new Lola Make Up by Perse range is available from good old M&S and there’s some great products. This Kabuki Brush is part of Lola’s make-up brush range, made from soft natural hair it has a domed head to help ensure even distribution of powder. The Lola Kabuki Brush can be used to apply products to both the body or the face. I find it great for dusting e.l.f. Mineral Booster powder over my tinted moisturiser, the brush picks up a really find layer of powder so you can evenly blend without getting areas with concentrated amounts of powder. I find the best way of ensuring an even dusting is to pick up some of the powder using the Kabuki Brush, then swish it around the lid of the powder tub to ensure the powder is evenly distributed throughout the brush before sweeping over the face. The Lola...

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Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Bath & Body | 9 comments

Treacle Moon – My Coconut Island Body Butter

Treacle Moon – My Coconut Island Body Butter

It’s really handy being able to pick up your beauty products from the supermarket when you do your weekly shop, and Treacle Moon is a funky budget body care brand from Tesco – a range of fruit scented shower gels, hand wash, body scrubs and body butters. All of the products are priced at £4 or less, great value for a busy family or students on a budget. I was sent this My Coconut Island Body Butter* to try as I’m a big fan of fruity body butters. The Body Shop are usually my go-to brand for these so it was nice to try something else to compare. Firstly I love the packaging and labelling, the simple and practical tub has a little quote on the lid which really conjures up the sights and sounds of a beautiful deserted desert island. The body butter itself is a little softer than I had expected, it’s more of a thick body lotion rather than a body butter (not nearly as thick...

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Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Cocoa Brown – Lovely Legs Spray & Tough Stuff

Cocoa Brown – Lovely Legs Spray & Tough Stuff

I was recently sent these Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter tanning goodies to try out – the package included Lovely Legs Spray*, a sachet of Tough Stuff* scrub and a Self Tan Applicator Mitt*. Lovely Legs Spray is an instant wash-off tan, and I have to admit I’ve always been nervous about using wash-off tan products – I always have nightmares about getting stuck in a rain shower and ending up with tan streaked legs! However, this product is labelled as water-resistant so I was interested to see how well it held up. Lovely Legs Spray – as I’ve already mentioned Lovely Legs Spray is a spray-on instant wash-off tan ‘make-up’. It is marketed as being perfect for legs but I guess it could be used on any area of your body – I have also been using it on my arms – but just be careful to avoid any area that could be rubbed by clothing as it could come off. The best way to use it is...

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Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Makeup | 8 comments

The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick #6

The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick #6

Welcome to the sixth episode of ‘The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick’! I am on the hunt… the hunt for the perfect pink lipstick that is ‘MLBB’ or ‘my lips but better’. You know, the sort of colour that looks from a distance like you’re not wearing lipstick, like you just have naturally pink, plump perfect lips. The sort of colour you can just slick on from the tube and doesn’t need painstaking application with liner and lipbrush. The sort of colour that looks like ‘my lips, but better’. Today I am reviewing Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss in Shade 101 from Rimmel London. I’ve not actually used a lot of Rimmel products recently despite them being one of my favourite brands when I was a teenager. The red bullet tube is simple and has Kate Moss’ signature printed in black on the lid. I don’t really feel that Rimmel products look very premium, but I do find that the packaging is well made and sturdy...

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Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Makeup | 4 comments

Sleek – Blush By 3 In Pink Lemonade

Sleek – Blush By 3 In Pink Lemonade

I’m such a big fan of Sleek make-up, their black palettes are stylish yet affordable and most of the products are readily available at good Superdrug stores. When I saw that they had brought out this new Blush By 3 palette in Pink Lemonade I just had to have it as I was running low on good blush colours and these ones looked really natural and suitable for paler skins. Sleek’s Blush By 3 is a palette that contains 3 different rectangular blush colours, in the case of this Pink Lemonade palette the two outer blushes are pressed powder and the centre one is a cream blush. I wasn’t too sure what to expect from the cream blush really as I generally use powder blushes, plus I have found in the past that if you mix cream and powder products in one palette you tend to end up with loose powder granules stuck in the cream products (anyone remember those huge cheap multi-palettes that Argos used to do?). I...

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