Thursday, 28 July 2011

Blog sale! (Elemis, Bourjois, Barry M and more!)


I have just put up a new page on my blog, for my blog sale! Please check it out as it has some great bargains. I have a bunch of cosmetics that have hardly been used, or never... Barry M, Elemis, Bourjois, GOSH, Lioele and more! I also had a sort out of my jewellery so there is a few cute pieces up for grabs also.

If you wish to buy, please follow my rules, and please note that if you live outside the UK P+P will be slightly more :)


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

My Daily Beauty Products

I thought I would share with you my daily beauty products I use, to create my "natural" look. I put this together in Polyvore, hope you like!My Daily Beauty

Product rundown
  • Max Factor Lasting Performance foundation in Natural Beige
  • Maybelline New York Pure.Liquid Mineral concealer in Nude Beige
  • L'Oreal Paris True Match Mineral foundation in Natural Beige (I use this to set my face)
  • NYC Color Wheel Mosaic Face powder in Pink Cheek Glow
  • Maybelline Liner Express in Black
  • Black kohl pencil
  • Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies mascara in Black
What are your beauty must-haves? xoxo

Monday, 18 July 2011

Nail sets

Hey everyone,

I finally got round to taking photos of 3 of my sets of false nails *yay!*. Unfortunately the photos really don't do my nails justice, they really look so much better in person, but hey ho, if I figure out a way of getting better shots of them then I'll re-do them at some point.

I have put them up for sale on CandyDoll Couture, along with nail glue. I will be adding more, but am wanting to see if these will sell first.
I also got my little Beauty Box from Latest In Beauty, with my samples which I had chosen :D I will blog about them over the next few days, as I need to try them all out first!

Friday, 15 July 2011

LN Girls samples and review

Hey everyone,

So, as you know, I applied for some samples from various cosmetic companies the other week. One of those was LN Girls Mineral Makeup. I actually came across this brand through a beauty forum, so filled my details in and sent my email off asking for a couple of samples to review and try. I didn't get a reply so was thinking maybe I wouldn't get anything, but then 2 days later I received two samples in the post! :D Talk about quick!!

The first thing I noticed about this company is that they really do promote natural ingredients. There are no dyes, talcs, fillers or chemical preservatives in their products. They are also suitable for any skin type, so if you are like me and have oily AND dry skin, these are fab for it! They don't test on animals either (yay!).

I didn't ask for any specific colours but since found out if you ask they will send you a sample colour of your choice. I received two really cute little pots, one is mineral foundation in Bride-To-Be, and the other is a mineral veil in Matt Glow.

Onto the samples:-

Mineral foundation in Bride-To-Be

*Easy to apply
*Natural SPF 15
*Lasts well without continuous re-application
*Slight sparkly sheen to it
*Could be used as a highlighter for brows etc also

Cons: None!

Mineral Veil in Matt Glow

*Absorbs oil
*Easy to apply
*reduces shine

Cons: *Colour was too dark for me (But, I want to say, they have two different shades of mineral veil and this one is actually intended for darker skin so I'm sure if I tried the lighter shade it would suit my colouring)

After testing these products out I would definitely say I would buy from them. They were super quick in delivering the samples, quality of products are great, website is fairly easy to navigate and they also have helpful hints for different skin tones (see their asian and/or darker skin tones) recommendations!

Check out for their full range of makeup!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

New necklaces at CandyDoll Couture!

Hey everyone,

Recently I have been really getting into Deco and decided to order some supplies to make my own deco jewellery for CandyDoll Couture. I got myself some air dry clay, Racoon Honey whip cream clay (love this!!!), deco sauces, more pearl cabs and other bits and bobs. It felt like christmas when the postman came!

I decided to make some biscuit necklaces and macaroon necklaces...I also made some mini cupcakes which will be turned into earrings and charm bracelets (need to photograph these though) soon. I'm really hoping these will sell, as I need some money (who doesn't!?) and also if they do it means I can make more and more!

I also had bought supplies for tattoo inspired cameo necklaces which I was meant to make in preparation for Whitby Gothic Weekend but in the end I just didn't have the time for these, so only now have I managed to get some on the site. I have more designs which I will be adding to the shop very soon though!
You can see more macaroons and biscuit necklaces at! ^__^

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Mini Make Up haul

Hey all,

My camera decided to die on me the other day when I planned to take pics of my make up and samples so I had to wait until the weekend to borrow the other half's camera haha!

As I had said in my previous post, I went shopping the other weekend, mainly to pick up some bits and pieces I was running out of such as mascara and concealer but as usual I got side-tracked and picked some other things up too!
I love Barry M make up, and their nail polishes are fab! I decided to get the Mint Green and light blue (Blueberry shade) to go with my pale pinks and lilac I bought a while back. I love how nice they are to apply, no air bubbles and even coverage, so I tend to only need 2 coats if I'm wanting my nails really bright.
I also picked up some MUA products as my mum had told me she tried their eye shadows and they were really good, especially for only £1 each! She was right! I got an electric blue eyeliner (love my bright colours!) which is really bright. It lasts really well too, I thought it would just smudge or fade but it really stays on my skin well. I also got a purple eye shadow for £1. It is very silky and seems quite pigmented for such a cheap shadow :) You can build up the colour with these so you can wear them very pale, or brighter if you want. I also wanted another green nail polish so decided to try 2True, another cheapy brand hehe. It was only £1.99 for the bottle, although I have yet to try it out and see how if it is any good.

I love perfume, and hate not having any...which I managed last month when I ran out and had no pennies for any more. I usually wear Britney Spears Curious (yeah laugh if you want, but it smells really nice!!!).
I decided to try something new when I got paid though, and was flicking through the Avon catalogue and stumbled upon about 5 fragrances that I totally loved! (The catalogue has scratch and sniff bits, which I was a bit dubious about, as I wasn't sure if the actual perfumes would smell like the page did!) I decided to order 2 of the ones I liked though, as they were both half price.
Perfume images from the Avon site

I ordered Scentini (Plum twist) which is a really fruity, summery fragrance. I partly ordered it because of the bottle though, I love pretty things! And the fun thing with this perfume is you have to shake it to activate the smell! It is a really fun perfume that is quite subtle, and it sort of feels like a dry body oil when you are wearing it. The other perfume I bought is called Incandessence, another fruity but slightly stronger and more elegant fragrance I would say. This one is better in terms of the smell lasting all day, I have worn it a few times and not needed to re-spray later in the day (bonus!).

I also received some samples of LN Girls mineral cosmetics in the post which I will blog about next time. I hope you have enjoyed my mini haul! ^_^

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Beauty samples

A few years ago I used to search the web for free samples of beauty products and perfumes, it was a great way of finding out about new brands and trying them without having to buy full size products. I decided to go on the hunt again for some new samples recently and stumbled upon a website called Glossybox. Basically, you pay £10 a month and they send you a cute box with 5 samples of good quality beauty products! I'm pretty gutted that I just missed out on one, and now have to wait until September when I can get their next one, but considering you can get samples of NARS, OPI and other great brands, I think I can hold out until then!

I have however read a few reviews from girls who have received their Glossybox and not been totally happy with some of the products, but I think it all depends on what you like, some people may like facial creams but not nail polishes, others may like hair products and not lipsticks. I'm pretty much an all rounder though! I love make up, and nail products (as I'm training to become a Nail Technician!), hair care products are always handy, and I like trying new creams for my face as sometimes it gets dry, then oily, then dry again *grr!*.
I googled for similar sites that offer things like this and found a website called Boudoir Prive which will be launching very soon I believe! The idea is similar, you pay £10 a month but you recieve 6 luxury beauty samples, instead of 5!

On my hunt for samples and freebies I found another site called Latest In Beauty which again is a similar idea to GlossyBox and Boudoir Prive. The idea behind Latest In Beauty is that you sign up and fill in your details such as skin tone, hair and eye colour, skin type (dry/oily etc) and then for just £1 you get to pick 3 beauty samples that they match to your needs and send you it out in a little box called the Beauty Box! You can order it every month and they also have a section where you can order larger sizes of luxury samples at low prices. If you like what you try you can purchase full size products also on the site!

It only takes about 2-3 days to recieve your box in the post so fingers crossed mine should be here very soon, I'm so excited!

The last thing I wanted to share with you today was some beauty competitions I found. If you sign up to the Loreal Paris Beauty Confidential page there are about 5 competitions where you can win 1 of 1000 Lash Architect 4D mascaras, Golden Goody bags and 1 of 1000 Glam Shine Fresh lip glosses and more!

I also went shopping last Saturday, mainly to get some mascara as I had nearly ran out, but bought some other stuff, so I will share my mini make up haul with you tomorrow for some more fun stuff! xoxo