Wednesday, 31 August 2011

QVC September Beauty TSV's

Saturday 3rd September - In the salon with Decleor
Thursday 8th September - NV Perricone
Monday 12th September - Judith Williams Skincare
Saturday 17th September - Ojon
Sunday 18th September - In the salon with Gatineau
Saturday 24th September - Philosophy

Happy Shopping!! 

Monday, 29 August 2011

Rouge Terrybly: Flirty Rosy

Seriously, is there a more gorgeous lipstick than this?!  Meet Rouge Terrybly in Flirty Rosy!  Look at the super cute packaging and the little bag. It's like the dust bag that come's with a new handbag.  So pretty.  I won this little baby ages ago in Jennifer's (aka Lipstick Luvvies ) fabulous giveaway.   Thank you Jennifer! x

This is my go to 'my lips but better' shade, that is suitable for all occasions.  Amazingly creamy and opaque in just one swipe, this lipstick screams luxury.  I have to say, I love the satisfying magnetic snap closure when the lid is replaced.  It's sad to admit that, but it makes me happy.  You don't need me to tell you that the packaging is to die for.  It's gorgeous!

To be honest, I'm amazed that I've been using this.  As you know, when something looks as good as this, I have a problem with 'disturbing' it, for want of a better word.  I want it to look perfect forever. But I guess that isn't it the point and it's there to be used and loved.  So I bit the bullet and have used and adored it.  

I think I am on very dangerous ground here.  I've always been more of a lip gloss kinda girl, but the Rouge Terrybly formula has seriously got me reconsidering my previous statement.  Already,  I am looking at new colours to add to my collection.  Jennifer - I'm holding you fully responsible for this!!  If you'd like to see some of the other beautiful colours in this range, you can read about Jennifer's own Rouge Terrybly collection.

Off to make a post payday shopping list! Back soon.....

Nails Inc are coming to a Sephora near you!

Nails Inc are coming to Sephora! That's exciting for all you American/Canadian and even some European readers.  Basically, anyone that has access to Sephora should be able to pick up a selection of goodies from the Nails Inc line, if you so desire.

Having just watched the lovely Hannah (aka Snowdrop85) talk about the colours she owns from the collection (you can read Hannah's blog post here or you can watch her YouTube video here), I mooched off to have a peer through my own collection and see what was lurking.

To my surprise and slight dismay, I realise that I own 10 of the 40 odd Nails Inc colours selected for purchase through Sephora.  Off the top of my head, I would have said I had about 4. Oooops! And I have maybe between 3-4 shades that I know I have, but can't find at the moment.  There is one (Tate) that I know my Mum has got.  So here are my offerings (all taken with flash)...

Belgrave Place and Franklin's Row

Jermyn Street and Maddox Street

Piccadilly Circus and Saville Row

St John's Wood and South Molton Street

The Thames and Victoria

So besides Tate, which I believe my Mum has.  I can't seem to find Westminster, Haymarket or Warwick Way.  For a full list of the Sephora line, I urge you to check out All Lacquered Up 's comprehensive post.

I'm enjoying my Bank Holiday Monday by not getting dressed and having a Jarmie day. The Boy has gone to work today (booooo!), so I am trying to catch up on reading blogs and watching YouTube videos.  Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing.  

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Super Quick Saturday Shopping

The usual weekly pilgrimage to Tesco got a little more exciting this morning.  We needed to go to Halfords for a new headlamp bulb.  Fortunately for me, the retail park also houses quite a sizeable Boots.  So while The Boy headed for Halfords, I made my excuses and ran to Boots.  

I had a Boots voucher (from my MIL and FIL) that was seriously burning a hole in my purse.  I must have been into Boots about 10 times over the last fortnight, each time I couldn't decide what to spend my voucher on.  I stopped short of using it to buy shower gel and Tampax! I wanted something nice for my Birthday.  Anyway, I finally decided on Givenchy Play Intense EDP.  Some of you may remember that I have been lusting after this for some time and although I absolutely do not need any more perfume, I went ahead and got it anyway.  

And because I couldn't just walk in, buy the perfume and walk out.  I found myself drawn to the Prestige display.  This is not something that is in every Boots (unlike, Bourjois, Revlon, Rimmel etc.) and having heard lots about the brand from American YouTuber's I thought I'd have a look.  To my joy (and my bank balance's horror!) All the Prestige make-up was half price.  Obviously that set off alarm bells for me.  Sounds like the brand is withdrawing from that particular Boots, if not all the Boots stores.

Ordinarily this would bug me.  I know I would get something, try it and then be annoyed that I couldn't buy it locally again.  Never fear, I will be hop, skipping and jumping across the pond in November (Thanksgiving Day, actually) and should I happen to love anything pictured here, I'll be sure to stock up!!!!

 I digress, I bought 3 mascara's My Longest Lashes, My Blackest Lashes and My Biggest Lashes which were all half price, making them a steal at £3.49 each.  I also picked up a lovely purple liquid liner (£2.30).  I'm loving purple at the moment.  My final purchase was another Revlon Just Bitten lip stain in Flame (on offer for £5.99).  I think I'll have to do a separate post on my obsession with Lip Stains.  A few lines here really will not cut it!

So there we have it.  The Boy got (and fitted!) the new headlamp bulb in the time I was in Boots (oops!) and then we scooted off to Tesco to complete the big shop.  If you've been shopping, let me know what caught your eye. Anything fabulous?

 Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

July Empties

Sorry for the super late post! I've been a bit wrapped up in  work stuff, of late. Anyway, won't bore you all with that.

  • L'Occitane Milk Shower Cream - LOVE. THIS. STUFF!  It is one of my favourite L'Occitane scents.  It reminds me of new babies.  Clean, warm... Oh I just love it.  The Boy loves it too.
  • Philosophy Caramel Drizzle 3 in 1 Shower Gel - As you know, I love Starbucks and if you have ever had any coffee's or Frap's with the caramel drizzle on them - this smells exactly like that.  It's gorgeous and smells good enough to eat. This came from a set that The Boy bought me yonks ago.  I'm getting really quite good at using things up.
  • Philosophy Have a Cherry Christmas 3 in 1 Shower Gel - this was one of my Christmas pressies from Nic.  We both love anything Cherry scented.  This came in the cutest box.  I love Philosophy for their packaging and gift boxes, almost as much as I love the products inside.  I really am,  a Philosophy girl.
  • Lacura Multi-Intensive Serum - I know this looks like there is product still in the bottle, but I seriously couldn't get any more out of it.  And I tried. I really tried.  I can't honestly say I've noticed any earth shaking anti-ageing miracles since using this, but I do really like it and for £3.49 you can't go wrong.  
  • Haus of Gloi Parkin Bubbling Scrub - I really like the HoG products. This one reminded me of Autumn, beautifully spiced and a really great exfoliator.  Give the HoG a try if you haven't already.  I'll be making a Halloween order very shortly.
  • Botanics Moisturising Deep Clean Foam - was okay. Nothing amazing, but it did the job.  Now that I've used it, I wont be in a massive rush to re-purchase. 
  • Impulse Into Glamour Body spray - I found these a few weeks ago.  I can't even remember buying them and Impulse isn't something I've purchased since I was at school!!! I must have bought them though, or have been given them. I honestly cannot remember.  Anyway, it was nice enough.  Needless to say, I won't re-purchase. 
What have you been using and loving recently? 

Monday, 15 August 2011

Boots/Macmillan Offer

I popped  into Boots on Friday and noticed that they have teamed up with Macmillan to help you give as you spend

 At the moment, Boots have a range of toiletries on offer for a quid.  Yes, that's correct, one measly pound.   When you buy any of the selected products, they will kindly donate 5p to Macmillan with each purchase.  
Whilst I know that is not a massive donation per product purchased, it is something! And we all know that every little helps (sorry Tesco - but it seemed appropriate here!).   I was going to buy shower gel anyway.  So to donate money to a very worthwhile Cancer charity on my behalf is an added bonus in my eyes.  Macmillan is a charity supporting Cancer sufferers and their families.  Providing invaluable support and information at a time when they need it most.  I particularly appreciate the ethos of caring for people in their own home.  Having seen first hand, the fabulous Macmillan Nurses in action, I will do anything I can to support them. 

I picked up
  • Original Source Men - XXX Shower Gel
  • Original Source Chocolate and Mint Shower Gel
  • Original Source Vanilla Milk and Raspberry Shower Cream
  • Original Source Vanilla and Cocoa Bath Soak
  • Original Source Mint and Tea Tree Hand Wash
  • 2 Sure Anti-Perspirant (Clear Diamond Crystal and Cotton)

So I pretty much stuck to Original Source products, but there are plenty of other brand's who are involved in this project such as Lynx, Herbal Essences and Dove to name but a few.

If you need a refill on your essentials, why not pop into Boots to grab a bargain and help Macmillan in the process.  

Monday, 8 August 2011

Sneek Peek of Nails Inc/QVC TSV - Friday 12th August

Lookie what I found on YouTube, so I thought I'd give you a little heads up.  I really like the colours in this kit, designed by Nails Inc for Autumn/Winter 2011.  I love Autumn, its my favourite time of year.  Will you be giving this TSV a try?  I will!!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

QVC August Beauty TSV's

Saturday 6th August - Laura Geller Makeup
Friday 12th August - Nails Inc
Thursday 18th August - Mally Beauty
Saturday 20th August - Elemis Skin Therapies

Happy Shopping!!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Sleek - Pout Paint's

Twitter is bad for your bank balance. Fact. 

I mooched onto Twitter in the middle of the day and noticed a few people mentioning the new Sleek Pout Paint's. So I decided to abandon my desk and managed to sweep into Superdrug and snatch up 6 of them to try. Now 6 may seem a little excessive, but these little beauties were £4.99 each and were on a 3 for 2 offer.   Thank you very much!!

So here are some very quick swatches for you, in case you plan on heading to Superdrug tomorrow.  I'm tired and my bed is calling me... Get on with it Leanne.

The colours I got, are:
  • 162 Milkshake (Peachy-pink)
  • 158 Rosette (Hot pink)
  • 161 Minx (Nude)
  • 153 Cloud 9 (Pure white - For mixing with the other shades)
  • 157 Pin Up (Classic red)
  • 159 Port (Plum)

The Pout Paint's are not dissimilar from the OCC Lip Tar's.  Incredibly pigmented and opaque with the smallest amount of product. As with Lip Tar's, I'd recommend the use of a lip brush as they stain like crazy.  I'll need to give them a full road test to report on staying power.  Simply put, I love them!  Lip swatches to follow.  Now, it's bedtime.

Night all ;o)


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