Friday, 18 October 2013

Boots Christmas Gift Guide Wish List

So it's that time of year when all the shops are releasing their Christmas gift guides and one that I look forward to reading every year is the one from Boots. I have put together a few of my favourite things from the guide but I can assure you there are plenty more things that I would love to get out of this catalogue!

Have you seen the Boots Gift Guide? What are your favourite items?

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project that I am going to be taking part in the Christmas and is something that everybody can get involved in.

The project is run every year by a charity called 'Samaritans Purse' and it aims to deliver Christmas presents to children all over the world who might not other wise be able to afford presents.

What you have to do is chose whether you would like your presents to be delivered to a boy or a girl, chose from the age ranges given and then you are free to fill a shoe box with goodies to be delivered to them! There are limitations about what you can send and they do ask that you try and include items from every category; toys, education, hygiene and other items such as sweets or set items of clothing.

I have just started shopping for my presents and am really excited about knowing a little boy and a little girl are going to open them somewhere and hopefully enjoy what I have chosen for them.

Once you have filled your shoe box and wrapped it in some beautiful festive wrapping you can take it to your local drop of point. From there they will deliver it to one of the countries that the charity works with. If you want to know what country your box was sent to you can pay your £3 shipping donation online and then print out a bar code to place on the inside of your box, you will then receive and email in n the coming months telling you where your box went.

Boxes need to be dropped of between the 1st and 18th of November so there is still plenty of time to take part.

I think this is a really lovely idea and just wanted to share it with you guys as I know how lovely you all are and thought it might be something that you would like to get involved with as well.
Let me know if you take part!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Rapid Lash

Rapid Lash is a serum which is designed to improve the length and volume of your eye lashes. With claims of increasing lash length by up to 50% and volume by 75% I was really excited to give this a try when the team at Rapid Lash were looking for people to test the product.

In order to get the best results from this product it is recommended that you apply it over night. It was easy enough to incorporate this into my evening routine as it takes no time at all. All you need to do is brush the product along your top lash line, similar to how you would liquid eyeliner. It is not at all messy and it did not irritate my eyes.

Rapid Lash claims that results can be seen from this product after just 4 weeks use. I have been using mine for around 8 weeks and although I have seen some improvement the results have not been staggering for me.
After Natural

After with Mascara 'L'oreal Voluminous x 5 in carbon black'

I have noticed that my lashes do have more volume and are slightly longer; this is more noticeable when I have applied mascara. Unfortunately it just did not give me the ultra glamour lashes that I had hoped for.
However I have seen other blog posts and photos where users have got incredible results from this product, I suppose the results vary according to the user.

So although I have seen some improvement in my eyelashes I don’t think I would personally use this again. If you can get a sample of this product it is definitely worth giving it a try though because as I said some of the results that I’ve seen have been amazing.

Have you tried Rapid Lash? I would love to see the results!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Blog Sale

Hi Guys so I thought I would have a little bit of a clear out to make way for some new bits and pieces so welcome to my blog sale! Postage will be £2.50 per item plus 40p for each additional item. Please email me at if you would like to purchase any of the items and I will send you the PayPal details. Payment must be received within 24 hours by PayPal or I will put the item back on sale again. Enjoy!
Chilli Pepper Eye Shadow Quad used a couple of times: £1.50 Clinique Eye Shadow Quad New: £3.00
 Collection Liquid Eye Liner used once: £2.00 Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Mascara New: £3.25
Jelly Pong Pong Irish Cream Pavlova Lip Frosting used once: £2.00 Anatomicals Lip Gloss Tube New: £2.40 Lipcote used twice: £2.00
Elf Mineral Lipstick 'Natural Nymph' New: £2.00 Helen E Lipstick 'Raspberry' New: £2.00
 Clean Start Purifying Spray Toner half full: £1.00 Avon Extra Lasting Liquid Foundation 'Ivory' Swatched: £3.00
 Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream Sample Used Once: £1.00 Garnier summer body deep sun-kissed New: £2.00
 Awapuhi Wild Ginger Hair Shine Spray New: £3.75
Opi Shatter Polishes: £1.50 each All New: - Pink Shatter, Gold Shatter, Silver Shatter, Red Shatter, Black Shatter,Super Bass, Shatter the Scales
Replica Cath Kidston Bird Oil Cloth Bag: £10.00
Nica Brown Leather Bag New : £17.00
Jewellery £1 each: - Blue Heart, Grey Beaded, Green Pendant
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

NOTD 'Blue Dazzle'

I am absolutely loving my latest nail combo, normally I would go for just one plain colour on all of my nails but thought I would try something a little bit different.
I used a shade from the Headline Colours range in 'Poolside Party' for all of my nails but my ring fingers. On these nails I used 'Betty Blues' from No 7 Stay Perfect. I topped this off with a what I must say is my bargain of the week since I found it in Pound Land and that is 'Nail Dazzle' from w7.
Do you like this style of nail?

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

September Favourites

Welcome to my September Favourites! Some months go by and I don’t see the point in writing this post as a lot of my favourites don’t change but this month I have found a couple of new things that I have really been loving so thought I would share them with you guys!
Lacoste Touch of Pink
I got this perfume for Christmas and just didn’t open it until recently as I have got so many perfumes already. However I have just been using it non stop this month, it smells absolutely lovely and is really long lasting on your skin.

Dr Jart Water Fuse BB Cream
I have been wearing this practically every day. It is so quick and easy to apply in the mornings when you would rather have an extra 10 minutes in bed. It evens out my skin tone and provides a good amount of coverage for a BB cream.

Rituals Magic Touch Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk Body Cream
This stuff smells amazing! And it leaves my skin really soft and moisturised.

Dr Renaud Raspberry Soft Cream
I have been using this on and off for a while now but this month I have used it most days and have really been enjoying using it. I got this tube in a Glossy Box and have decided to purchase a bigger size as it smells great and with the winter months coming up it will be just what I need to keep my skin moisturised.
Nature Valley Granola Bars
So not a beauty favourite but oh my days these are delicious! I purchased the multipack which contains 3 different flavours; oats & honey, maple syrup and ginger nut crunch. They are great for snacking if you are looking for something healthier than naughty chocolate and crisps!

What have been your favourites this month?