Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Nails Inc TSV - Thursday 18th October 2012

You know I'm a massive fan of Nails Inc (and QVC), so I wanted to give you the heads up on Thursday's TSV.  The 7 piece All Style collection (£25.94) is a perfect capsule collection for the Autumn and Winter months. I love all the colours, but to be honest, they had me at Disco Lane! A black holo polish is right up my street.

Getting down to the nitty gritty, the kit contains (borrowed from QVCUK.COM)

  • 1 x Basil Street Nail Polish (10ml) - pale toffee
  • 1 x Disco Lane Nail Polish (10ml) - black holographic
  • 1 x Southwark Nail Polish (10ml) - royal blue
  • 1 x Holly Hill Nail Polish (10ml) - bright red
  • 1 x Rainbow Street Nail Polish (10ml) - multi-coloured glitter
  • 1 x Bakers Row Nail Polish (10ml) - dark green sprinkles
  • 1 x Berwick Street Market Nail Polish (10ml) - metallic purple

QVC emailed me this morning and I was able to put in an advance order before Thursday's launch, which was great. Of course, Nails Inc have included an Auto Delivery option, which I have taken full advantage of. Eek! I can't wait for them to arrive. I don't know what colour to use first.  Who am I kidding, Disco Lane all the way.  Although Southwark and Rainbow Street are coming a very close second.

It doesn't matter if you are buying this kit for yourself, or getting your Christmas shopping under-way, I think its great value for money.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

And then I went to Superdrug and...

...managed to collect another few bits and pieces that I was hunting out.   

Having just run out of nail varnish remover, I thought I'd give the Andrea Fulerton one a go.  I love the pump on the top of the bottle - that should reduce any spillage trauma!! It wasn't the cheapest at £3.99 but I liked the bottle, so I'll report back.  

I'd been looking around for the new Rimmel/Kate Moss matte lipsticks. So I picked up 107 (berry) and 101 (pinky nude, both pictured below). I've only used 101 so far, but I can't say they are really matte. They feel more like a satin finish to me.  Matte lipsticks can feel quite drying, but I didn't find that at all.  I've also heard people mention the fruity scent.  I don't really get that either.  I they smell a bit like Parma Violets to me and I quite like that!

I then managed to nab the nude and taupe versions of the new Rimmel Scandleyes waterproof kohl liners.  I really like both of these and have used them over the past week. As I'd spent over £6/£7 (I can't remember the exact offer) I was given a free Glameyes liquid liner.  I've got quite a few black liners, so I've re-homed this with my friend.  

Has anyone else tried these new offerings from Rimmel? Thoughts?

I just popped into Boots and...

...ended up leaving with this little lot.  First up, Biore.  I haven't use these pore strip things in years!  I can't remember if they are even any good, so I thought I'd give them a second chance whilst on offer.  I picked up a new Sally Hansen Insta-Dri topcoat.  I needed a new one, as I just thrown my almost empty (read gloopy) one away.  I do really like this, as it does exactly what it says on the tin.  And as Maybelline was on offer (2 for £10) I thought I'd try FIT Me foundation and concealer.  I've heard good things about this range, so now seemed like a good time to try them out.

Have you found any good offers recently?

Thursday, 11 October 2012

End of Summer Empties

  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri topcoat - really like this, but like other products in the same vein (such as Seche Vite and others below) they do get a bit gloopy and unusable after a while. Still, this version is cheap and accessible on the High Street, so that is a winner for me.
  • Leighton Denny Crystal Clear topcoat - same as above. Have another one on the go already.
  • INM Out the Door topcoat - same as above.  If I could easily get my hands on this (I got this last November in Las Vegas) then I'd certainly buy this again.
  • B&BW Pocket Bac in Fresh Picked Strawberry - Love this and it smelt divine.  This was one of the pocket bac's that Annabella from Skin Scrubs picked up for me when she was back home. Thanks lovely! 
  • Giorgio Armani - Armani Code EDP - I really didn't know what to expect from this, when I perused the perfume store that is my wardrobe - but I loved it. I'm going to try and pick this up again in my next Boxing Day Bargains haul.
  • Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise EDT - Ahhhhh Jo! I cannot tell you how much I love this.  I have to say I was going very easy on using this.  30ml doesn't last long with me!  Luckily, Nic bought me a MASSIVE 100ml bottle for our birthday.  That singled the end of the baby bottle.  Love this. I think I'll always have this in my collection.  To me, its so warm and comforting. Beautiful.
  • MUFE Smoky Lash mascara - this came from my Sephora Lash Stash and it was one of the ones I was most excited to try.  But do you know what, I don't rate it.  Controversial I know. I found it to be  quite flaky by the end of the day, resulting in me having panda eyes. It always transferred down, which looks so attractive!  It just wasn't for me.  Would rather spend the money on Benefit They're Real  - any day of the week!

  • Ojon Restorative Leave in Treatment - I know this is expensive (although this came in a kit from QVC) but I think its really great.  It never weighed my (super fine) hair down and left it feeling very nourished.,  I have other similar products to use up, but I would repurchase this again. 
  • Simple Eye make up remover - I love this. Will certainly repurchase again.
  • Burt's Bees Almond Milk hand cream - I really loved the smell of this, but I didn't really like the cream itself.  Will still to my L'Occitane Shea hand cream in future.
  • Vichy Nomaderm Micellar solution - I thought I'd try another Micellar solution.  This one was nice enough,. I can't say that I noticed it doing anything major in relation to keeping spots at bay.  I will probably buy this again in the future. 
  • Umberto Giannini Morning After dry shampoo - I liked the smell of this, but I prefer Batiste (which is also cheaper!).  I won't repurchase this. 

  • B&BW Warm Vanilla Sugar shower gel - mmmmmm vanilla! What's not to like about this.  Next time I'm in the States, I will repurchase this for sure!
  • Freederm sensitive facial wash - Didn't really rate this at all.  Won't repurchase.
  • Radox Brazilian Fusion bath soak - same as above. I liked it in Tesco.  I didn't like it in the bath.  The Boy ended up finishing it off
  • John Frieda Frizz Ease - this bottle has lasted for eons! Will probably buy this again at some point in the future. 
  • Elemis Lime & Ginger salt scrub - this baby version was from a QVC kit.  I think salt scrubs are awesome. This one smelled very exotic (as it comes from the Elemis exotics collection - you'd hope it would, wouldn't you?) and was very moisturising, although it didn't leave a greasy film. All in all, a nice scrub.  Will consider repurchasing at some point in the future.
  • Leighton Denny Essential Remover - as nail varnish removers go, this is certainly one of the better ones in my opinion.  Will almost certainly repurchase. 
  • Kings & Queens Mango shower gel - I really enjoyed using this.  It smelt just like a Solero ice cream Yum.  Will have to investigate this brand further when I need more shower gel - 2030 it is then!!

I think I did quite well getting through all this in August and September.  What have you used up recently?

Friday, 5 October 2012

Marie Claire Freebie!

If you're in the UK and you like L'Occitane, go grab the November issue of Marie Claire.

This month they have a range of L'Occitane hand creams on offer. I picked up the Date Bouquet scent.

I'd love to be able to tell you what it smells like, but sadly I'm full of cold. I imagine its going to be something i'll like.

If Date's aren't you thing, there are other scents to choose from - including the iconic Shea hand cream (which is my favourite). Not bad for a magazine freebie!

Monday, 1 October 2012

QVC October 2012 Beauty TSV's

Tuesday 2nd October - Beauty Tools and Accessories
Sunday 7th October - Beauty Tools and Accessories
Monday 8th October - Lulu's Time Bomb
Thuresay 11th October - Prai Beauty
Monday 15th October - Judith Williams Skincare
Thursday 18th October - Nails Inc
Saturday 20th October - Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare
Thursday 25th October  - In the Salon with Decleor 

Happy Shopping!!


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