Thursday, 3 May 2012

Elemis FreshSkin Range

Hey Dolls,

I may be a bit late with this but had to share!

I was having a 'browse' on the Superdrug online store and I saw an advert for a new 10 piece range of Elemis products they are going to be stocking and got extremely excited!

Elemis has produced a range called FreshSkin for the younger generation and it is available on the highstreet now. Woohoo!

I personally LOVE Elemis products as they exude luxury and are amazing quality however, the normal prices are rather scary so the only time I order is from QVC in a special offer.

The prices for this range are still quite steep I must admit as the prices range from £5.95 for facewipes to £22 for Moisturiser but saying that, I do have my eye on the Fresh Start Discovery Collection for £19.

Although its probably not a range I would be able to afford to always use, I definately can't wait to give it a go (even if it is just once)

Has anyone else tried this range yet?


Thursday, 15 March 2012

H&M Discount Codes -

Hey Dolls,

I love a bit of H&M and was shopping online for some holiday stuff when an email came in offering me 25% off of any item. I also had another voucher code so used that too. After checking out I entered the two below codes and Got about £12 off my shopping.

Wanted to share as its nearly Summer and we all love a discount.

25% off: 9668 (only available for the next 4 days)
£5 off: 1304

Enjoy Ladies


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

New L'oreal Expertise hair range - EverStrong

Hi Dolls,

A few weeks ago I mentioned a Freebie I had seen from L'oreal offering a free bottle of their new Expertise Range (see here)

Well, I received mine today and L'oreal have been very generous! I received a 250ml Bottle of Shampoo and conditioner and couldn't wait to give these a go.

A letter was enclosed letting me know the products I have received are USA versions. The Formula is exactly the same but the packaging/text in the UK may differ.

L'oreal have apparently been developing this new range for years, and it consists of three formulas to suit three different hair requirements. The formulas are non-sulphate and botanical-oil based so promise to give your hair a thorough cleanse but in a more gentle way.
The collection features EverSleek for Course and Frizzy hair, EverPure for Coloured and Dry Hair and EverStrong for Fragile and Brittle Hair.

*Pic from L'oreal Site and I believe these pics are the UK version as they differ slightly from the ones I received*
I requested the EverStrong samples, as due to my affair with my GHD's I do worry about my hair getting dry and Brittle. EverStrong has been specifically designed for Fragile and Brittle Hair and the range combines a 'reinforcing system' which helps make the hair stronger.

Yes girls, we are worth it but is this new shampoo?
The first thing we all notice is the packaging and I must say how posh does this look? It does look like you would see them in a hair salon. The second thing is obviously the smell. Now i'm a girly girl and I adore sweet, feminine scents so I didn't think this would win points in this catergory as on the label Rosemary is the main fragrance. The Shampoo is Rosemary & Juniper and the Conditioner is Rosemary & Mint. I have to say the Rosemary is not at all overbearing and I didn't feel like I'd spent a day in a herb garden. Herby (hope thats a word) it is, but horrible? No. I'm actually quite suprised at how much I like this fragrance.

The first reaction stated, lets get on to the good stuff. Is this new shampoo worth it? It is currently being sold in Boots stores at £5.99 each for 250ml. Is this 'revolutionary' shampoo that's taken 7 years to produce good?

Three words - "I'm not sure."

I've been using this for two weeks now and wash my hair normally 3-4 times a week.

I can say that my hair is so shiny I have to boast and it's so soft. I have noticed that less has come out on my brush, which I would like to put down to the 'Reconstucting formula' but it could be that now it's not so cold my hair isn't getting as damaged?

I can say I do like this shampoo and would happily use it again but I haven't seen anything that Pantene Pro V can't do. It lathers amazingly well so you don't need as much which is always a good thing and I love the fact it doesnt contain Sulpher which most shampoos do.

I'll be using it for another week or two and see what happens then. If I see any changes then I will let you all know.

Has anyone else tried anything from this range? What did you think?


Monday, 12 March 2012

Glossybox - Harrods Edition - March

Hey Dolls,

After Glossybox announced a Mystery Box, us bloggers galore were all trying to solve the puzzle and figure out the huge suprise.

Each day on the Glossybox facebook page, new letters would be given to us and we had to work out the anagram for the Clue. The Clue was Knightsbridge and that only meant one thing. HARRODS!

A few days later the suprise was confirmed. Glossybox have teamed up with Harrods to give us a Limited Edition Box. Excitement spread around the net like wildfire and I literally couldn't open the door fast enough when mine arrived!

Its no secret that the past two boxes I have literally Detested, so much so I complained. I am really not the type to complain but sometimes (Courtesy of Khloe K) "A bitch just snaps" ha-ha.

I normally spoil my excitement by looking at spoilers but I stayed strong these past two days and Squeled with joy when I opened mine today.

Lets have a look at the most antiscipated Glossybox shall we?

♥ Clarins Extra Firming Body cream - 30ml
♥ Molton Brown Moisture Bath & Shower Gel - 50ml
♥ YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum - 5ml
♥ Narciso Rodriguez Perfume Sample
♥ Burberry Lipstick in Rosewood - 0.8g

Like, OMG.. I have actually forgiven Glossybox for sending me the last two boxes and am completely in Love with this one. I love the Luxurious Harrods packaging but most of all I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the products! (well maybe except the 'another' body wash haha)

My fave definately has to be the YSL Facial Serum. It is indended for the older skin but hey, better to start young right? I cleansed and put this on immediately after my box came and unlike most serums it dries super fast. You put this on after cleansing but before moisturising and it's no way inconvenient for morning uses and quick makeup. It's LOVE and I love the packaging of the bottle. It's only a small 5ml sample but one pump full was enough for me so I recon I will get at least a week out of it if using both day & Night.

I am also so happy to have got the Clarins Firming lotion as I'm going away in 4 weeks and need something to help tone up my thighs.

The Burberry lipstick is lovely and creamy but I wish we got it in another colour. Rosewood is a Brown/Pink and it just didn't look right on me as I think i'm a little too young to rock a colour like this. Give me Nude/Pink any day.

The perfume sample really suprised me as i'm a lady who loves super sweet fragrances but I love this Narciso Rodriguez perfume. It's floral but has woody notes which I normally don't like but this smells devine. It's so a first date perfume and smells really sexy.
Now i'm hoping they will team up with Selfridges ;)

Did you guys like it?

Thursday, 8 March 2012

GlossyBox - Feb & Complaint

Hey Dolls,

I am really late with this post but I really wanted to share my opinion of the last Glossybox as I really wasn't impressed.

I've stuck by Glossybox for 9 months, cancelling my Boudior Prive box and my Feel Unique box as I believed Glossybox gave me more. The past two months have been a bit of a disaster for me even though we've had that 'Special' Valentines Box

With the Valentines box, the only product I genuinely didn't mind was the Orly Polish but come on! I didn't pay £12.95 for 1 small nail polish. Anyway, to rub salt in my wound I saw other bloggers received Clarins products! They get Clarins and I get bloody shower gel. *Straight face*

Then I received this box.

Paul Mitchell Curl Optimiser
DuWop Venom Lipgloss
Liquid Soap
Peppermint Body Lotion (The worst thing my nostrils have ever encountered - Think foot cream peppermint)
Mineral Eyeshadow in a Pinky Gold colour
Now yeah, it's kinda ok but I was really not excited about anything in this box. Then yet again, Salt was added to the wound when I saw others received the Stick on Manicure nails but I received Liquid Soap.

This is when I put pen to paper (well emailed) Glossybox to type a small humorous complaint (please see below) Don't get me wrong, I completely understand they cater for so many different types of people and the products will vary but, If I receive another Body Wash I think I am going to scream.

Anyway, I emailed Glossybox who were lovely, and they are going to send me the nails as a 'Good will gesture' YAY!

I believe the best way to complain is to be nice, funny and non offensive. I promise you, Flattery will get you everywhere. Hope you like my compliant:

"Hey Glossybox team,

I've been an avid subscriber for 8 months now and have always loved my Glossybox but, the past few boxes I've been a little bit upset about :( I completely understand you cater for so many different women with different needs but I've hated nearly all of the products in the past two boxes.

What makes it even worse is I see bloggers who has received better boxes then me. Last month most girls got Clarins stuff (I LOVE Clarins stuff) but I got horrible Shower gel. :( Fear not though every ones different BUT, Then this month I got some horrible smelling liquid soap and loads of people got the Stick on manicure! You have no idea how jealous I was! I would have LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the stick on manicure to test. I hate acrylic nails and am always on the hunt for good stick on nails *Sigh* It's not fair Glossybox.

Glossybox, are you trying to say I smell? I use Soap & Glory Clean on me so I can assure you I don't ha-ha!

I did fill out my Beauty Profile so you could get to know me better but you sent me Paul Mitchell Curl stuff. My hairs Straight so I have no use for this at all :(

I've had an idea.... If I sent back the unused Liquid Soap and the horrible Body Lotion could I swap them for the nails? PLLEEEEAASSEEEEEEE???

Glossybox team, I am willing to give you one last go but I just don't want anymore Body wash. It's becoming offensive now haha! Deal?

Thank you,


Ps. Happy Monday!"

Friday, 2 March 2012

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation

Hey Loves,

As part of my Foundation mission I have been testing several brands and Foundations to find "The One." The foundation that makes you look like you've just stepped off a runway, but looks so natural you would have no idea you had any on. A Foundation that stays put as long as it says it will, and still looks picture perfect after long day. High hopes? Maybe, but with so many out there, there must be one that accommodates me & my requirements surely? Unfortunately Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation isn't it.

I was in Superdrug looking for a cheap foundation to use that promised me lasting cover and I saw this for a cheap £6.99. Bargain I thought and hey it promises "A foundation that is sweat, heat, humidity & transfer proof for up to a full 25 hrs. The revolutionary formula, complete with a revitalising mineral complex and moisturising aqua primer, helps to reenergise overworked skin and feels hydrating all day." 25 hours? Although I was sceptic about the 25 hour claim (who really is going to wear foundation for 25hours? There's only 24 hours in a day!) I was excited to see if this would last a good 12 hours.

This foundation has a pump bottle which I like as I doesn't go everywhere but it's incredibly thick. It's really hard to spread around your face with a kabuki type foundation brush so you need to use your fingers. Because of the thickness of this foundation it felt really heavy on my face and I was concious of it clogging up my pores and not allowing my skin to breathe. Also because of the thickness it really does enphasise fine lines.

My current favourite is the Nars Sheer Glow foundation which is so light and water based but gives amazing coverage. Uisng a product so light and then going to a product so heavy really made me notice how crap this is. Yes, It's £6.99 and compared to the Nars, is a bargain but I really can't stand the heaviness.

One good thing about the foundation is it does last a good 5 hours and has good coverage.

I personally cannot stand how caked my face feels and wont be buying this again :(

What do you guys think of it?


Sunday, 12 February 2012

L'Oreal, Triple Active Nourish Moisturiser Review

Hey Ladies,

I consider a good moisturiser a staple product in my daily make up routine as well as my daily cleansing routine. Although I'm only nearly 24 I do worry about my skin & the up and coming wrinkles, so when I see a new cream I can't wait to give it a go.

A few weeks ago on lunch, I 'somehow happened' to be in Superdrug when I spotted this little lovely.

L'Oreal Triple Active Nourish Moisturiser

I normally use Superdrugs own brand Vitamin E moisturiser but while in the aisle (it rhymes ha-ha) I took a normal look at the competition & spotted this on offer. I read the benefits and quickly added it to my basket.

On paper it seemed amazing. They claim "The ceramide complex of Triple Action Nourish stimulates the production of Lipids* in the skin)
* Lipids are a barrier for the skin against infection, weather, sun etc.. so pretty important

They claim the Actions of this cream are to "Hydrate for 24 hours, Protect the skin as it includes a UVB filter and to Nourish as it is rich in essential fatty acids Omega 3 & 6 and the product contains Omega Ceramides"

All sounds great right? So that night after I cleansed I couldn't wait to smother it on my skin. The first thing I noticed was the smell. I can't put my finger on what it is but it smells so good. It reminded me a bit of Dove soap mixed with something else. Vanilla? I'm not sure but whatever it is I like it. I looked on the ingredients list and they have added Parfum/Fragrance to it, so if your skin is sensitive or bad with fragrance then I'm not sure if this product would agree with it.

This cream is very rich and you really do not need a lot as it spreads like a dream. Although this cream is for Dry to Very Dry skin it isn't greasy, and does sink in really well after a minute or two. I wouldn't recommend it for Oily skin though as it is quite rich. I have normal skin and it worked like a dream so don't be put off if you don't suffer from Dry skin. A few minutes later I rubbed my skin and it was soft like silk. So far I love.

The next morning I wanted to see how make up went over it so I cleansed and applied this to my face. After about 1-2 minutes it had sunk in and I applied my makeup as normal. There was no greasy sheen to my face then nor a few hours later and my make up went on lovely. Yipee!

Well after three weeks of using this cream I absolutely love it. My skin does always feel hydrated, comfortable and nourished and my Mum has commented on how healthy it looks.

I will definitely be picking this up again!

You can get it from Superdrug, Boots and all supermarkets now for £6.12.

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