Sunday, 29 September 2013

Body Shop Born Lippy

Here we have an EXCELLENT freebie.

You know how VoucherCodes have been giving away Body Shop hand creams? Well the last offer was these Born Lippy lip balms.

After finding myself spending an obscene amount of money, (check out my haul video below?!) I traded in my voucher and picked out a lip balm from what was left. I decided on strawberry. God knows why. I hate strawberry scents. Especially from The Body Shop.

Well that's what I thought.

Body Shop must have grown up. Gone are the sickly sweet, artificial scents. Replaced with a slightly more believable scent. Okay, this lippy does smell a lot like a good way though!

Team that with a lot of moisturising and the ability to be used as an overnight balm too...I am SOLD. Honestly, I will happily repurchase this, especially for £3.Pomegranate, pink berry, lychee, toffee, plum...I'll be collecting them all. Move over Baby Lips...

It's cool for cats...
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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Poundland Finds: Derma V10 Cocoa Butter Lotion

Honestly, I don't know what possessed me to buy this.

Was it the sweet yet slightly bitter scent? The fact that I was running low on moisturiser? The fact that it was a pound?

Yes, possibly all of the above. However I am glad I bought this. It melts into your skin, ideal for just before bed moisturising sessions.

Okay, there are plenty of moisturisers that I rate higher than this one. The Garnier ones are amazing. Yet, if it all came down to price, I would clearly pick the Derma V10 one. You get a lot for your money and the way that it melts, means a small amount goes quite far. This bottle has lasted a really long time.

Put it this way, you're not paying for packaging either.

I'm not saying that I would rush in for another bottle anytime soon but if my budget gets cut substantially, I know what I will pick!

And for a moment everything is alright.
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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The winner is... (massive link share!)

My first giveaway is over! How exciting!

Before I announce the winner, can I please just say how amazing it was to hear all the things everybody has achieved recently?

The lovely Tiffany got a job which is fab! Congrats girlie! Chelsea also got a job, at Boots! The Beauty Blogger's dream!

In terms of Twitter followers, Lauren reached 200 and Alana reached a massive 900!

Lucy has taught herself the Five dance moves...which I am gutted to say she hasn't shown me. I'm just saying, we can brighten up Collection Point B with Everybody Get Up. DISAPPOINTING LUCYPEE! ;)

Lucy, you made me look pale! Jade...erm...yeah. <3

Melissa made a cushion, which I think is very cool; I really should practise sewing more.

Bex taught her son to say I love you...okay everyone, on the count of, two, three! *aaaaw!*

Blog things now; Gemma reached 400k views! WOW! Yuen reached 630 Bloglovin followers, Kim reached 100 and Claire has 300! Zhuo has 3 and I am sure they will increase soon!

Vicky has started her first blog and hopefully by now she will have a baby! Congratulations Vicky.

Anita finished two books in one that is impressive!

Oh and whilst we are talking about Anita, she is the winner of my giveaway! Hurrah! Got there eventually eh?!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and has shown my little blog some support!

Congratulations to everyone! It's been lovely to hear about everyone's little triumphs; everybody should be so proud of themselves!


Baby, everything is alright,
Uptight and out of sight!
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Friday, 6 September 2013

August Empties

Oh my, I have been busy this month!

Facial Skincare

I've been trying out some old sachets of Avon skincare products recently. I'm not overly fussed by the Anew Reversalist Day and Night creams, however the Renewal Serum is pretty good. The Rejuvenate Flash Facial is becoming a firm favourite, it's just a shame that it has been discontinued. The Clinical Eye Lift Pro is excellent, I really want to buy it.
There's also a few Nivea samples here too. I wouldn't buy them myself but they are good when your skin really needs some moisture.
The Biore pore strips are fab, but I would recommend picking up the ultra ones, as they really a lot more effective.
I won't be buying the B Pure Micellar Water again, it's not really worth the money and I haven't really reached for it like I used to.

Make Up

This FCUK mascara came with a set at Christmas. The brush is too big & bristly, the formula is too wet and it smells ATROCIOUS. It did horrific things to my lashes!
The Maxfactor Face Finity foundation was fantastic coverage, although it's a lot heavier than I need...although shade natural?  I don't think so. It oxided immediately and turned me the redder shade of terracotta!
The Sally Hansen Double Duty varnish is great, although now it is half empty, it has turned gloopy and less effective. I have now replaced it.
The No7 Tinted Moisturiser is not really my colour, but I would be tempted to buy the lighter shade. I reviewed this here.


I am sad to finish this perfume. My ex always bought this for me and I love the scent. However I have replaced it now. Maybe one day I will get it again...I dunno.

Bath products

I got this little bottle of Champneys bubble bath in a treats set from Boots. This smells AMAZING and is oh so relaxing!

Bath products

Soap & Glory's Righteous Butter is my ultimate treat product. My Mum doesn't like the scent of this product so when she is not around, I get to use it!
This L'Occitane honey hand cream is fab and I am gutted that I have finished it. I reviewed it here.
Never have I enjoyed a moisturiser so much. this Sanctuary Spa Body Moisture Spray smells amazing and sinks in fast. It's a lazy day moisturiser, perfect for me!


A couple of cans of deodorant and some cotton wool; not that interesting. Also a couple of tubes of cheap shower products...I use these for cleaning my make up brushes with.

Honestly, I can't believe how many products I seem to have gone through this month!
Has anyone else had a mad month for empties?

Oh, don't forget that I am having a 50 Follower Giveaway too! 

Mystify me.
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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

50 Follower Giveaway!

What a milestone! For some it is nothing, but it's amazing to think that so many people have subscribed to MY little blog!

My mini celebration should be for everyone of course so I figured a giveaway would be fun!

Not only that, since I started buying a few bits for the giveaway, my followers increased to 61...crazy!

Recently I also faced something that scared me and I have overcome it. I don't want to go into too much detail but I feel much better for it.

So to celebrate, one lucky winner will receive all of these goodies...they are all of my favourite things or are by my favourite brands.

ArtDeco Eye Brow Color Pen in shade 3
Aussie 1 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner sachet (here's my review of a similar one)
Montagne Jeunesse Shine Control Face Mask
MUA Shimmer Kisses Blusher
St Ives Apricot Scrub (my review!)
No.7 Stay Perfect Metallic Eyes Pencil in Blackest
Body Shop Born Lippy lipbalm in Satsuma Shimmer

I am most excited about the No7 eye pencil...the colour is a shimmery dark grey/black and is fab for an instant defined line. My holy grail eyeliner!
The Shimmer Kisses blush is my lazy day blush. It's difficult to overload your cheeks with it and it saves putting on a highlight too.
I also ADORE hair masques so naturally I had to include one!

So to enter, fill in as many of the boxes as you like below! This giveaway is UK only. There may also be a few bonus goodies in the prize too. ;)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good Luck!

She is electric, can I be electric too?
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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

No.7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser

Clearly squeezed every last drop out!

I'm not normally one for a tinted moisturiser. They normally kinda fail on me. Blotchy, patchy or make me turn into an orange, shiny person.

However I really liked this. It came free with one of those little goody bags that No7 do with two purchases. I was a little disappointed that it came in the shade medium, as that is a little dark for me but it actually looked pretty normal. My arms are quite tanned at the moment, so this makes my face match the rest of me, without looking too "wrong." 

The application is pretty good, sometimes oily areas of your face need a little more concentration, as does blending into the neck with the darker shade. I like a matte finish anyway so use a translucent powder to "set" it into place, which results in the foundation staying put.

Also where I work in a shop that requires ordering stuff and waiting around for four minutes or more and going to a certain collection point, (you must have guessed by now!) I tend to get mighty warm with all the running around. Regardless of heat, it tends to stay on my face pretty well. I like to have a face painted on for work as it gives me the confidence needed to do my job; the colour doesn't put me off, I feel like me.

Recently I purchased a new foundation (from No.7 coincidentally!) so I won't be purchasing this in the near future, but maybe next summer it would be something to look into?!

Though the truth may vary,
This ship will carry our bodies safe to the shore.
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Monday, 2 September 2013

L'Occitane Honey Hand Cream

A fab freebie, just a shame that L'Occitane send SO much post after. Ugh.

However, for the occasional promotional leaflet, I can forgive L'Occitane. I would never have picked up the honey hand cream otherwise.

I used to love honey as a kid, but nowadays, the smell makes me gag. Gross.

This handcream smells ever so slightly of honey, as the shea butter takes the edge off. This cream is so nourishing; it feels like a masque for your hands, but sinks in nice and fast, with no greasiness. Lovely. I like to apply this to the backs of my hands whilst I am driving. By the time I get home, my hands  have recovered from work...whether or not I have is a separate matter....

Also, how cute is that little bear?!

£14 gets you 75ml which is a bit expensive, but I suppose it depends how much you love it?! 

Tell me why does the river not flow.
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