Wednesday, 30 November 2011

MUA launches its own website

Hi Dolls,

I received a lovely email letting me know MUA now has its own official website! Woohoo!

Not all Superdrugs stock the amazing value MUA range so this website will be a godsend for those who cannot buy the range in there local stores. Also, when stores do stock MUA not all the collection is there so at least we can look at the whole collection now and take our pick from all the goodies :)

If the thought of MUA having there own website isn't enough, the site is offering a free Immaculate collection eye palette when you spend £8. Woop Woop.

Check out MUA's site here:


Saturday, 26 November 2011

Week In Pictures


I've had a really busy but brilliant week.. I went to my friends album Launch & met Olly Murs. Woohooo!

1♥  I went to see Twilight last Friday (the day it came out) and I couldn't hide my excitement! I was a little disappointed but all the same I loved it. I am completely in love with Jacob now! Yummm.
2♥  I had a lovely night with all my family to welcome my cousins baby properly
3♥ I tried out Glitter nail tips.
4♥ I went to my friends album launch in Bush Hall. You guys may know her as Charlene Soraia, the voice of the new Twinings commercial but I went to school with her and it was soooo exciting to see her do what she does best.
5♥ Another day in the office - Olly Murs showed up for an interview and I couldn't let him slip away without a quick Pic! He was soooooo lovely. We had a right good chat about Cuppa soup and being tired.

Hope you guys had a lovely week.


Friday, 25 November 2011

Freebie of the week - TM Lewin Silk Tie

Hi Dolls,

I've found another cracker of a freebie.

A free Silk Tie from TM Lewin RRP £32.50. ♥

I don't know about you, but I have a few men to buy for at Christmas and they are always so difficult. I am so happy I've found this deal as that's one less pressie for me to worry about and I know a few people who will love this.

All you have to do is buy The Telegraph newspaper this Saturday, 26th November 2011 and take the coupon that's printed into a TM Lewin store. This coupon not only redeems the Free Tie but also gives you 20% off anything else which is quite Handy! From the information given the coupon is all you need and no purchase is necessary. Woop.

This Coupon expires on Sunday, 4th December 2011 so you don't have very long.

For more information please see here:

Enjoy my lovelies!


Ps. Picture and Info taken from the Telegraph website.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Glossybox - November ♥

Hi Dolls,

Another month another Glossybox and i'm sad to say I am a little disappointed this month. I'm not the only one by the looks of it, and if us die hard Glossybox fans are dissapointed then it must be bad.

This months theme was "Part 1 of the Christmas Gift Guide" but to be honest I doubt I'll be buying any of these for pressies.

Lets have a look shall we?

left to right
♥ Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps - Full Pack
♥ Dead Sea Spa Magik, Dead Sea Bath Salts - Full Size Pack
♥ Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Shampoo - 40ml sample
♥ Arbonne Hand Creme - 15ml sample
♥ Etro set of 5 perfume samples in Ambra, Etra Etro, Heliotrope, Musk and Vicolo Fiori

I think the reason I am a little disappointed is because we recieved Nail Wraps in Augusts box and last month a chunk of people already recieved Dead Sea Spa Magik products. I didn't think I would be saying this but it seems a bit, well, Samey. This suprises me because there a hundreds of thousands of products in this world us girls Adore but Glossybox have sent us the same kind of things? Also, Perfume samples? Were getting one every month now and I Love experiencing new frangrances but the ones they have sent have been foul (well in my own personal opinion)

Lets look at this months samples and I'll try and tell you why they are foul.

Top to bottom

Ambra - Smells like a spicy disinfectant. Great for Hospitals, not so great on the flesh.
Etra Etro - One word Lemons. If I wanted to smell like washing up liquid I would bathe in it.
Heliotrope - Another one word description. Almonds. I personally hate them. Personally being the opperative word.
Musk - Even though it is entitled musk it's very light and femine so this gets a so-so.
Vicolo Fiori - My favourite of the bunch. I can't place it but it's floral, sweet and romantic.I've owned something like this before so I will use this one. The rest I will give away.

Although I am disappointed I am pleased about the Bath Salts. I'm currently using Dead Spa Magik Shampoo & Conditioner and it's amazing (a review is coming soon) and this brand has always worked for me. I am defo a bath kind of girl and I can't wait to sink into the tub and try these out. They have just been given a Beauty award too so they must be good. My mum has really bad arthritis in her back in the winter so hopefully they will help eliviate some of that stiffness after a day at work. It's definately perfect for winter as its known to alleviate dry skin and flaky conditions too. I personally do not like the Nail Wraps but this is only because of the effect. I got black stripes but they sent out Leopard print ones to others and I wouldn't have minded them. The Arbonne Hand Cream is Meh. First off its a hand cream. Most woman by now have picked one up and secondly it's just not very exciting is it?

I have reminded myself that they cater for thousands of people of whom they have never met, and are in completely different age brackets and like completely different things. This however hasn't taken the edge off.

I really feel for anyone that has had this as their first box. All that built up excitement would have been for nothing. Although I am not impressed this month, This is my 5th box and the other four I have genuinely loved. I won't be cancelling just yet but they better not send something like this out next month. To make up for this they will need to pull something quite spectacular out of the bag for Christmas but I have faith and I think they will.

What did you guys think?


Ps. Nail Wraps sell really well on Ebay ;)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Freebie of the week - Fake Tan 50ml ♥

Hi Dolls,

I Managed to find another little freebie and this is perfect for the Tanners among us.

It is A new brand of Fake Tan called Bronze Ambition and it is extremely affordable with prices starting from £1.99. They are giving away a free 50ml travel size sample to try. Wooohoo!

For the free 50ml sample, all you have to do is like the Facebook page and fill out the form. Please do this here:!/BronzeAmbitionFakedontBake

Also, if you like it they are doing a buy one get one free offer :D - Two fake tans for £2.99? Yes please!

I cant wait to give it a go.


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Little Quote ♥

Hey Hunnies,

Just wanted to share this little quote with you.

"Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself "

Love this Quote as I love the idea of creating my life :)


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Desire Clothing's 'Britain's Best Blogger' Competition Entry

Hi Dolls,

I've just seen this competition on Char's Blog and thought Why not?

From what I understand from Char, you need to pick an item on Desire's website and then do a little post about it. Afterwards Link it to their Twitter or Facebook. Simples! The Prize is £50 to spend online and Britains Best Blogger award. Woohoo!

*This competiton ends on 16th November 2011.

♥  The Item I Love

Lace is bang on trend at the moment and this dress is the essence of feminine. It's one of those dresses that can be used for any purpose, whether its a casual date, a night out or a family celebration. I like this dress in White as I loooove acessories and any colour can be used to style it up. You could have a Tan belt with Tan heels or what about red lipstick and red shoes for a bit more glamour? It's the perfect blank canvas in a beautiful fabric. You could wear a big statement necklace thanks to the higer neckline or something more delicate and floaty for a more relaxed style. The possibilities with this dress are endless and as a fan of lace, I'm a fan of this!

What do you guys like on the site?


Freebie of the week - Handbag perfume ♥

Hey Dolls,

I've come across another rather juicy freebie and wanted to share it.

♥ Free Fergie 'Outspoken Intense' handbag perfume from Avon 15ml
What a perfect freebie for the christmas season? It will keep you smelling nice and will fit into your clutch bag ;)
You do need to pay £1.75 P&P though, and they only have 5,000 in stock so I would hurry. Although you have to pay P&P you could get this as a little stocking filler for a perfume lover, or for yourself to keep you going through all the christmas parties.

Get it here:

Also, I had a nosy and Avon have a big sale on. On the link at the top of the page it will say 'Stocking fillers from 75p' click on that for the sale items. Good stuff huh?.. Makes christmas a little easier on the Visa card. Ha-ha.


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Nars Sheer Glow foundation review

Hey Dolls,

The past few weeks I've been trying to find the 'one' in a foundation. I've used friends, blagged little samples and thought long and hard about the ones I've used in my life time.

As part of my military quest, I recently tried the Lancome Teint Idol Ultra which was a huge fail. (Read here) So it was on to the next, and that happened to be Nars Sheer Glow foundation.

All I can say is WOW and YAY! I'm seriously impressed with this beauty.

They say: "A glowing, satin-finish foundation with sheer and buildable coverage. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, skin is hydrated, more luminous, softer and smoother"

2nd Pic - Perfect Coverage
3rd Pic- Little glow on cheeks

This foundation is pretty good. It has a really thin consistency and I can imagine a bottle lasting forever. A small 50p Blob was actually too much for my face. I only had a tiny sachet but it has lasted me 4 whole days. Regardless of the consistency being thin, the coverage is out of this world. I've got quite a few spots on my chin and have always had loads of freckles but my lord, this stuff really does cover. I didn't need concealer or anything!

Another thing I like about this foundation is, unlike some other brands it doesn't dry too quick which gives you the perfect amount of time to blend it in properly. Woohoo! After application I could definitely notice a little glow and my skin looked even and radiant (please see last picture)

After 6 hours of shopping I went home and took another look to see how it lasted and guess what? It's still all intact and no touch up was needed!
The only negative things I have to say about this foundation is the Price. It retails at £29.50 which is quite steep for a foundation however, it would last so long it would be worth it.

A girls hunt for the Holy Grail of foundation is never over so I will be reviewing more in the up and coming weeks.

I have definately put this on my Xmas list and cannot wait to own a full bottle. Here's too radiant, well covered skin.



Saturday, 5 November 2011

♥ Week In Pictures ♥

Hi Dolls,

Another week has flown by and guess what that means?.... 7 weeks until Christmas. Woohoo! *I get extremely excited about Christmas btw, I really can't help it*

It's been another busy week but it's been fun and I thought I show you whats been going on.

1♥ I went to see my cousins baby. Where he was 5 weeks premature he is so small. He slept all the way through my visit but hey, least I got to see him.
2♥ The little outfit I just HAD to buy him. (My boyfriend has been getting a little concerned about the amount of time I'm spending shopping for babies and talking about them. It's just that my best friend is pregnant and Jack was born. Honestly! ha ha)
3♥  I had a really stressful 10 hour shift at work so I came home to find my BF had done this. Lovely hot bath with Candles all around it. He really is the best man I've ever met. ♥
4♥ I managed to get a free Starbucks Egg Nog Lattee. Yummm. I really love the cup and it really makes me want to grab a coffee with my girls.
5♥ The Christmas lights are up in Covent Garden.. Ahhhhh.. Love it.

I also went to Zumba last night and OUCH this morning.........

Hope you all had a good week.


Friday, 4 November 2011

Freebie of the Week part 2

Hi Dolls,

I was planning to just do a freebie of the week post once a week but heard about another good freebie so had to share.

This Sunday (6th Nov) the Telegraph is giving away a free 50ml Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Cream.

All you have to do is just fill in the coupon in Sunday's paper and bring it to any of Crabtree & Evelyn’s 37 stores (see list below) to collect your free 50g Hand Therapy.

Apparently there are five of Crabtree & Evelyn’s award-winning hand creams to choose from- India Hicks Island Living, La Source, Gardeners, Iris or Lavender.

Offer valid until November 13, 2011. If you can't make it to your nearest store, you may pay £2.50 and have a product sent to you by post using Sunday's coupon. 

*Information & Pic has been taken from The Telegraph website*


Lancome Teint Idol Ultra 7day Trial

Hello Dolls,

Whilst in Selfridges two weeks ago, a Lancome rep asked if I would like a free 7 Day Sample of the Teint Idol Ultra. Obviously I said yes as like most of us, I am dying to find the 'One' in a foundation. She matched me up, told me a bit about the product and sent me off :)

Lancome say: "Foundation stays fresh for 14 hours no need to touch up... Divinely comfortable A record standard of perfection not only for the complexion but also for pleasure on the skin: a full 14 hours of immaculate long-lasting wear without re-touching and without staining clothes. 14 hours of comfort of a soft, smooth texture that leaves skin supple and silky without the “mask” effect. Teint Idole Ultra, a clever blend of performance and comfort in a divinely refined bottle"

I have taken part in the 7 Day challenge and it upsets me to report, I'm not keen on this foundation at all. It has a very strong perfumed smell which I personally don't like in a facial product. On applying, it is very light and I have to admit that it is a dream to apply. This foundation had a lot to live up to as I've read some brilliant reviews about it but it just didn't do it for me. I have a big spot at the moment and although it does cover okayish, the coverage lasted about 2 hours and it started to wear off. Not very impressing for a £28 foundation that claims to last 14 hours without a touch up. Most brands can give a couple of hours coverage anyway so I think I'll be sticking to my £8.99 Maybelline job for now.

 *As you can see, it only has an average coverage and you can still see the spots on my chin :(*

I also I wouldn't recommend this foundation as I found it left my face quite dry and under my eyes I had little dry patches. Never cute.


Back to the drawing board we go....

Has anyone ever used this? What did you think of it?


Thursday, 3 November 2011

Freebie of the Week

Hi Dolls,

I love a good freebie, so came up with the brilliant idea to do a 'Freebie of the Week' Post. Whats the point in blogging if you can't share good information?

I will be letting you know about any kind of freebies from make-up to washing powder so keep an eye out girlies.

I have Two freebies of the week to kick things off and both are beauty related. Woohoo! * You probably have seen these two but just incase*

1. L'occitane Hand Cream - 30ml - RRP £7.50.
This beauty is free with this months Marie Claire magazine and comes in a range of 4 scents. Cocoa Flower, Desert Rose, Hibiscus Flower and the original Shea Butter.  I've got desert rose and even though I hate Rose smells I really like this one. It's very sweet but not too overpowering.
I love L'occitane hand creams as they are super moisturising and really do work in the winter months. I am loving the limited edition packaging too. It really does look pretty in my handbag.

2. Nails Inc nail polish - Full Size - RRP £11.
This comes free with this Months Glamour Magazine. eekkk.
It comes in its original packaging (so no ugly 'Free with Glamour' etc) which would make this a lovely pressie. It comes in 4 shades I think. Basil Street which is a pale nude/toffee colour, Piccadilly Circus which is a bright Red/pinkie colour, Saville Row which is a dark purple and one more which is a dark brown colour. To be honest I'm not much of a fan of Nails Inc. I find the formula leaves nails streaky and the brush isn't wide enough for an even colour either but it would make a lovely stocking filler. I have A Glamour subscription so received Basil Street.

Anyway, What do you guys think of a Freebie of the week post?

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