Sunday, 31 July 2011

And the winner is..... * drum-roll*


Congratulations to Mai and thank you to everyone that entered.

Mai, if you can Tweet me (@LeanneOCD) or email me (LeanneOCD at gmail dot com) your address. 
 I can then get the MUA Pro Heaven and Earth palette packaged up and sent out to you this week ;o)

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend.  Ugh, back to work tomorrow....

Sunday, 24 July 2011

MUA Professional Starry Night Palette & Giveaway! CLOSED!

The budget make up brand MUA have launched their new MUA Professional range in Superdrug.  Keeping with the low cost premise, they have created a range of purse friendly eyeshadow palettes for the cost conscious among us.  I picked up the Starry Night palette from Superdrug and paid the measly sum of £4.00. Total bargain!

These 12 eyeshadows are buttery and richly pigmented.  With a single swipe providing excellent colour pay-off.  If you are a shimmer-phobe, best walk away from these right now!  This is a matte free zone.  As the packaging states this palette is "A dramatic collection of eyeshadows that will add ultimate glamour to your night out".

I have no idea why the picture below will not upload in landscape.  Blogger gremlins again.  Sorry if it bugs you (it does me!) but I can't be bothered trying to do battle with Blogger, I just don't have the energy today.

My thoughts? Well, for a meagre £4.00 investment you can't go wrong.  I personally would probably not wear the pink/lilac shades. But that is my own personal preference.  I think this palette is ideal if you want to try out a new look, without forking out a fortune on high end products.  I can't tell you about the longevity of the shadows as I haven't worn them yet, but I imagine them to be pretty decent.  All in all, a good thrifty purchase.

Now for the fun bit.  I also picked up the palette in Heaven and Earth for someone else to try.  This is the one that I've seen reviewed on many blogs over the last week. One of my favourite bloggers,  BritishBeautyBlogger  got her mitts on the Heaven and Earth palette and reviewed it here.  

I guess you could say it's the MUA version of the Naked Palette.  Do you want to try this out?  

The Rules
  • You must be a follower of the Obsessive Cosmetics Disorder blog (I will be checking) and leave  one comment, anything you like but not 'Enter Me'!!! 
  • This giveaway will close at 7pm (UK time) on Sunday 31st July 2011 and the winner will be announced soon afterwards.
  • The winner will be chosen by using 
  • Open worldwide

Good Luck!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

NOTD: Orly Rage

Evening all.  Very quick NOTD using Orly Rage.  I know there has been much hype about this nail varnish and I have to say that I agree with the praise.  This is a gorgeous rosy toned metallic polish. It wont be to everyone's taste, but I personally like metallics on the nail or anything nail look that is out of the ordinary.  But hey, that's just my opinion.

This is a really easy polish to wear and has the potential to be a one coat polish. Well, if you don't balls it up like I usually do! 

So as usual, my manicure was starting to show a little wear and tear .So I turned to my faithful default manicure hero - the crackle polish.  I've been loving a new one of late, Models Own Smash Up polish in Purple.  Gorgeous, rich metallic (see a theme here?!) purple that I thought looked eye-catching over Rage.  I did say I liked out of the ordinary manicures.  Not a great picture, but you get the idea.

Anyone have any interesting nail combinations that you love and want to share? I'm all ears...

Ugh... is it nearly Monday again? Good news is that I have a Dentist appointment tomorrow afternoon. That sentence sounds all kinds of wrong. Looking forward to the Dentist, I must be crazy.  Wish me luck!!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

June Empties

  • Liz Earle Shampoo and Conditioner - these were okay, I wasn't mad on them and I don't think I would buy it again either. On the plus side, it lasted a really long time. 
  • Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel - another okay product.  Did the job, but failed to wow me. I won't be re-purchasing this either.
  • Philosophy Let It Snow 3 in 1 shower gel - this was from a Christmas set ages ago! I love the scent, but I was not that impressed with the iridescent glitter in the product. That was a nightmare to clean away from around the bath.
  • Elle Macpherson Release the Day bath soak - this was nice enough although it left me a little itchy post bath.
  • Lush Bubblegum lip scrub - biggest waste of money ever! After being lured into this product by the mouthwatering smell, I've decided I will make my own using a bit of sugar and honey.  It will do exactly the same job!!
  • Bionova Bioactive Cleanser - was one of the products in the first GlossyBox.  And yet another 'meh' product for me. I didn't hate it, but certainly didn't love it.  And lets be honest, that tiny size is not enough product for me to form an opinion on.  Not for me.

  • SBC Arnica Bath Soak - I love this and so does The Boy. This lightly scented herbal bath soak is great for tired muscles. Always handy to have in your bathroom arsenal.
  • L'Occitane Almond Liquid Soap (please excuse the scummy outer packaging) - I have this as hand wash in my bathroom. Lovely warm, clean scent that lathers really well and leaves jewellery looking like new. Total bonus!
  • The Body Shop Almond shower gel - a nice basic shower gel. Can you tell I like Almond scented things?
What have you finished this month? Anything fabulous?

Friday, 8 July 2011

Birthday EOTD - A how NOT to...

My Birthday EOTD  - pretty colourful don't you think?

On Tuesday, Nic and I both turned 31.  And while Nic hopefully had a lovely day, I was (and still am) severely under the weather. I won't bore you with the details, but I'm having problems with wisdom teeth/abscess which I am now receiving treatment for.  Needless to say, I don't do anything by halves and I have also been very sick,  as well as in horrendous pain.  Hence my black and bloodshot eyes. Who gets black eyes from being sick? Well, I do! 

The Boy has been a total superstar taking care of me and has postponed my birthday celebrations until I'm well again - who knows when that will be.  That also means I've had to delay birthday cocktails with Nic. Not impressed!  Fear not, I should be back to full capacity and normal service should resume shortly...

Sunday, 3 July 2011

QVC July 2011 Beauty TSV's

Friday 1st July -  Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare 
Monday 4th July - All about Hairstyling
Wednesday 6th July - Ultrasun Professional Suncare
Thursday 7th July - Bare Escentuals
Wednesday 13th July - Beauty Tools and Accessories
Sunday 17th July - L'Occitane: Beauty en Provence 
Wednesday 20th July - Prai Beauty
Sunday 31st July - Ojon

Happy Shopping!


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