Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A few Boots bargains

A weekend wouldn't be complete without a stroll around Boots, so that's exactly what I did last weekend (and every other weekend...). Surprisingly, browsing the makeup stands did nothing for me on this occasion so I headed to the other aisles.

The offer stands are always a good place to look for new launches so when I spotted the Tresemme Renewal Hair & Scalp range I was pretty interested as I hadn't seen these before. This range is for nourishing the scalp and renewing your hair. The products contain tea tree extract and sunflower seed oil to help nourish the scalp at the surface cellular level. The results should be soft, manageable hair and a healthy feeling scalp.

I often get a sensitive and itchy scalp so I liked the sound of having a healthy feeling scalp so I picked up the Shampoo, Deep Conditioning Masque and the Tonic. The Tonic is a treatment to apply directly to the scalp after shampooing and conditioning. Also in the range, which I didn't purchase, are the regular Conditioner and Intense Treatments. Everything in this range is currently on offer at 3 for £10.

There seemed to be a lot of offers on skincare so I had a little look around to see if anything took my fancy. I spotted the Nivea Express Hydration Primer going for half price so I decided to try it as it sounds like it would be great for my dehydrated skin. Plus I've heard Katie at Beauty and the Baker mention it before and if she likes it, I'm sure it's great!

I've been loving some of the L'Oreal Paris Skin Perfection range over the past year and when I asked on Twitter if anyone could recommend a new toner for me to try, someone recommended the Velvety-Soft Toner so for under £3 I thought I may as well pick it up! I also saw the Micellar Gel which I've never noticed before. I've bought the Micellar Water version countless times and love it so I thought I'd give the gel a go too. I've never seen a Micellar Gel from any other brand actually.

This all came to under £18 and the receipt said I made a saving of £11 based on the usual prices of the products so I was pretty happy with all of my purchases. Now I'm looking forward to trying them!

Have you tried any of these products?
What have you been picking up from Boots lately?

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Michael Kors MK3285 // Lexington Rose Gold Watch

I've wanted a Michael Kors watch for a few years now. I probably wanted one of his watches before I wanted one of his bags! Considering I now have three of his bags, I must have had some strong willpower not to buy one of his watches...until now that is!

I always wanted one of the standard rose gold chronographic, quite manly sized ones as they are stunning but recently I started seeing the Lexington styles popping up in jewellers and department stores. There are some gorgeous rose gold ones with bright coloured faces such as blue, pink and purple.

I kept going back to the glass cabinet displays to drool over them but at £185, which is still cheaper than the chronographic styles, it was still a lot of money so I kept my debit card firmly in my purse.

When I was bored and #feelingspendy a few weeks ago, I googled the Michael Kors Lexington Rose Gold or something similar and found the watch that I've been lusting after, with the pink face, on an American site called Revolve Clothing. For some reason, the pink one was massively reduced compared to some of the other styles and I did wonder if it was a bit dodgy. Basically it was on sale for £117 which is around £70. I looked around the site to make sure it seemed legitimate and their prices for other designer goods seemed about right, it didn't look fake and it did seem like for whatever reason, this watch was just in the sale.

So I decided to place my order and after waiting nearly two weeks to get it, it came and it is beautiful! It's not fake, it's amazing, I paid no customs duty or anything like that. I actually only paid £70 for this watch! I didn't even pay anything for the delivery! This watch is still £185 in the UK as well, see for yourself on Selfridges here!

There are some pretty good things on Revolve Clothing. It was tempting to buy more things as well as the watch but I was good and just bought that. The link for the watch is here but I will say, don't take this as a guarantee that you won't have to pay any customs tax or anything. Maybe I was just lucky so you may need to factor that in but I'm super impressed with my bargain and the daily emails I get from Revolve Clothing are extremely tempting...

Have you ever managed to bag a massive bargain?

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Monday, 18 August 2014

But first... let me take a #Selfie // I ❤︎ Makeup

Sorry about using the lyrics from that awful song but hopefully it got your attention! Everyone loves a good selfie though so the name of this eyeshadow palette from newcomer brand, I ❤︎ Makeup (part of the Makeup Revolution family), is quite fun!

The #Selfie* palette is a cute little compact containing ten gorgeous eyeshadows. There are eight shimmers and two mattes and every single one of them is smooth and very pigmented. There isn't one bad shade in this palette either, they are all wearable colours and you can create both daytime and evening looks with this one. The size of the palette makes it perfect for carrying around in your handbag or travel case too.

I'm wearing a few of the eyeshadow shades in my latest YouTube video so if you fancy seeing that you can check that out here.

You also get a mini eye primer with this palette which is amazing value for only £4.99! The primer has a shimmery formula so it is the great start to any eye look using this palette.

The palette, complete with mini primer, is available from the Makeup Revolution website here. Warning: You will see many, many things that you want to buy from here!

What are your favourite Makeup Revolution or I ❤︎ Makeup products?
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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Another haul!

Oops I did it again! I placed another order. I know, I'm obsessed!

You can watch my haul below if you want to see more :)

Have you ever ordered from
What American products do you recommend?
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A bloggers event at The Body Shop - Eldon Square, Newcastle

The Body Shop in Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, kindly invited to me to a bloggers event they were holding to tie in with the launch of the new Wild Argan Oil range. I'd already watched FleurDeForce's amazing video on her trip to Morocco to find out more about the process of making the Argan Oil so I was super excited to attend the event.

The event was a great chance to meet some other North East bloggers as there aren't a lot of events up in Newcastle, especially brand ones! We got to sip on Bucks Fizz whilst receiving amazing arm and hand massages using the brand new products from the Wild Argan Oil range.

The products that were used on me during the massage were the shower gel, body scrub, body lotion and radiant oil and they left my skin feeling sooo soft. Seriously, everyone was walking round stroking their arms! The products had a gorgeous smell too. I actually learned something about body scrubs when I had my massage that I didn't know. Apparently when you use a body scrub containing salt and/or sugar, like the Wild Argan Oil one, you should massage it into dry skin first as if you do it under the water, the salt/sugar will get dissolved and you won't get the full effects of the scrub. As I type this, it kinda sounds like common sense so you might be sitting there thinking 'duh!' but I honestly never thought of this before!

I was given a lovely goodie bag containing four of the products from the new Wild Argan Oil range so expect a full review of those on the blog soon, along with a haul from the evening.

If you're from Newcastle or close by and you're wishing you could go to an event like this, you are in luck! There is a customer event at 1pm - 7pm on Tuesday 19th August in their Eldon Square store so you can discover a new pampering ritual for your skin using the new Wild Argan Oil range. You can book a slot in advance by calling 0191 222 1893 to ensure you don't miss out on this fab event. If you quote my blog name, you can also bag yourself a little goodie and an extra VIP service!

If you're after some sneaky inside information, ok well it's not that sneaky, The Body Shop are launching a range of Color Crush nail polishes. They only had two of the shades on display in store but there are going to be 24 shades in a quick-dry, high gloss formula. They are also 100% vegan. These will be available in store from Tuesday 9th September.

What are your favourite products from The Body Shop?
Do you live near Newcastle? Will you be attending the customer event?

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Drugstore Neon Nails

I seem to have a thing for neon nails this Summer so I've been picking up new neon polishes at every opportunity. Models Own, Essie and Maybelline all have neon collections out this year so I thought I'd show you which ones I've been buying.

Essie Nail Polishes L-R: 
Sittin' Pretty (link)
Vices Versa (link)
I'm Addicted (link)
Strut Your Stuff (link)
Shake Your $$ Makers (link)
DJ Play That Song (link)
Serial Shopper (link)
Bottle Service (link)

Models Own Polishes L-R:
Shades (link)
Beach Bag (link)
Sun Hat (link)

Maybelline Color Show Polishes L-R:
Tropink (link)
Coral Heat (link)

L-R: Models Own Shades, Beach Bag and Sun Hat. Essie Sittin' Pretty, Vices Versa, I'm Addicted, Strut Your Stuff, Shake Your $$ Makers, DJ Play That Song, Serial Shopper and Bottle Service. Maybelline Color Show Bleached Neons Tropink and Coral Heat.

Are you a neon nail polish lover?
What polishes have you been loving this Summer?
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Makeup Revolution Ultra Eyeshadows Palette - Flawless

I've been desperate to try some makeup from a really great new brand called Makeup Revolution for a few months now so I was super excited when they sent me a package of goodies to try out. I'd be more surprised if you haven't heard of the brand already but for those who don't know, they offer a really wide range of great quality makeup at very inexpensive prices. Popular items include their eyeshadow and blush palettes and their lipsticks. You seriously need to take a look at the website for yourself though as there's so much!

This post is all about the Flawless Ultra Eyeshadows Palette*. This palette contains 32 eyeshadows in both matte and shimmer formulas. There is such a great selection of shades in this palette. It is predominately a neutral palette with the inclusion of a few blues, reds and green.

Most of the shades are really pigmented and buttery with the exception of some of the matte shades. I find that with most mattes to be honest though! I've really been loving the lighter, shimmery shades as an all over wash of colour on the lid for work days.

You can create so many different looks with this palette so it's more than worth its £8 price tag. The shadows also blend beautifully so you can mix and match away to your heart's content.

I own a few neutral eyeshadow palettes already, including two of the Urban Decay Naked palettes and I can honestly say, I prefer this Makeup Revolution palette! There are so many wearable, great quality shades and I don't feel so guilty if there are some shades that I don't get much use out of. I've actually used this palette more in the month that I've had it than I have with the Naked 3 palette that I received for Christmas!

On a side note, if you're looking for a fab eyeshadow primer that doesn't break the bank, I've been loving Makeup Revolution's Focus & Fix Eye Primer*. It helps neutralise the colour of my eyelids and provides a smooth base for applying any eyeshadow. It also helps to extend the longevity of my eyeshadow for a few hours too.

Have you tried any products by Makeup Revolution?
What are your recommendations?
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