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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

To Fake Tan or Embrace my Paleness??

 Here in the UK the weather has been dull, Rain and COLD!!! We were having such nice warm weather and then one morning last week it was so cold outside I literally froze my butt off!! Hat, Scarf and gloves were bought out, It was that bad!

My dilemma is do I fake tan in these cold dark months of the year?( Oct-Nov-Dec-Jan etc..) or Do I embrace my Paleness which is great for Halloween at the end of this month!! 

I have an abundance of fake tans, self tans, gradual tans etc.. I always enjoy fake tanning after a shower and exfoliation, I love the colour that I get after fake tanning, I feel all healthy and bronzed, my make-up goes on so much better when I have tan on my face. 
 When I'm pale I feel like I'm breaking myself in for Frankenstein's bride! I have to change all my make-up over to pale and interesting colours and get the Autumn/Winter shades of nail polish out! Great Stuff! I wonder if when I fake tan will I look as if I'm totally Fake as I won't be the same colour as everyone else who embraces the paleness of the cold wet dull months of the year Or should I get bronzed to stand out so I can pretend I've just been holidaying on the coast of Malaga ~ All year round sunbathing! I am so opposed to sunbeds though, I totally believe that they're a risk to your health and give you premature wrinkles, I do not and will not get involved with a sunbed, I would rather be pale and vampire-like for the rest of my life than go on a sunbed! Oosh!

So! My question is Do You fake tan in the cold dull wet months of the year Or Do you stay pale and proud?? Let me know in the comments box which you prefer...

Some of my Self Tan Collection! Well used and grubby!

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Friday, 13 September 2013

Glossybox September 2013 UK Review!

 My Glossybox September 2013 UK arrived today! YAY!!

This month it's the LONDON edition!

The box is a Union Jack box to celebrate our capital city London! The wrapping paper is red with hand drawn images of Umbrella's, Taxi's, Telephone boxes, English Roses, Fashion items, Makeup products etc... A Rather splendid design!
A new edition to boxes is a GB MAG Sept 2013, the LONDON edition 10 page booklet to read through containing an interview with Angela Scanlon, Luis Vuitton's latest muse, Fashion designer Mara Hoffman in 24 hours, Trends AW~What's hot, 5 questions for Nilam Patel, Co-director of HD Brows, Top 5 Glossybox office obsessions.

In my box I received :-

Elizabeth Arden Untold sample size 0.17flOz,5ml

Full size £48 for 50ml, £69 for 100ml  Shop At Debenhams

I've expressed my dislike of fragrances before in my Glossyboxes, I detest them and will never ever wear them unless they smell more like men's aftershave which I adore!
This is a sample size in a cute little bottle and is a great sample, much more giving than previous ones, on the insert card you can take the card to your nearest Elizabeth Arden Counter at Debenhams and receive a free 100ml UNTOLD body lotion with a personalized skincare consultation, Available while stocks last.

Eylure Pre-glued Lashes

Full size one set £5.06 Shop At

Eyelure's pre-glued lashes mean no mess, no fuss, no waiting! simply remove the lashes from the tray and apply for a natural looking, perfectly full lashes every time. Latex free!

Toni&Guy Hairmeet wardrobe Classic shine & Gloss serum

Full size £7.10p for 30ml   Shop At

Meet the limited edition packaging by fashion's fairy godmother Lulu Kennedy for TONI&GUY HairMeetWardrobe. The classic shine gloss serum controls frizz with lightweight shine and alignment and for a limited time only will come in lulu's graphic interpretation of a classic design.
Application: Use on Blow-dried hair. Rub 1-2 pumps of serum between palms and work through the lengths and ends, avoiding the roots.

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Onyx Eye Liner.

Full size $14 for 3g   Shop At

Onyx' best selling eyeliner will last throughout your entire day, no matter how hectic it is! with a felt tip to draw a thin line for casual look or thicker line for dramatic look, its super easy to apply and only takes seconds to dry.
Application: Using the pen like a marker, draw with the tip closest to your lash line for precise definition and flick upwards at the end for a cat eye or straight out the replicate the A/W 2013 catwalk looks.

HD Brows Bronzer.

Full size £19.95  Shop At

Add warmth to your skin with this medium-depth powder bronzer! suitable for all complexions, apply to the cheek to compliment your suntan, or over the face to create a healthy, sun-kissed glow.
Application: Enhance your cheek bones and define your jaw line by applying the bronzer in a number 3 shape starting from the temple, sweeping under the cheekbone and around the jaw line using a brush. for a sun-kissed look, use a larger brush to dust bronzer over the face. for more info, check out How-to films at

Visit to receive 20% off your next HD Brows purchase using code GLOSSY20 ( expires 30/09/13.)

Overall opinion of this month's box is I Love it! ( apart from the fragrance) I'm ignoring that it's even there! They still won't do anything even if I complain about receiving it, (so poop to them!)

My fave is the HD Brows Bronzer which is so shiny and feels expensive, the serum, the eyeliner pen and eyelashes are also a great edition to my kit but I was puzzled to why I received an eyeliner which is in US dollars and made in china? what does that have to do with LONDON UK??? surely they could have found a UK brand to get their eye liner pen's from?? Oh well!! I'm not complaining because it really is a great eye liner pen.

So what did you get in your September 2013 Glossybox?? Let me know in the comments box...

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Monday, 9 September 2013

Avon Mega Effects Mascara Review UK.

Today, I'm writing a review for the Avon Mega Effects Mascara ~ Blackest Black which I bought on for £6.00

I took my fave mascara off at the moment (Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam) and applied the Mega Effects with the trendy brush that comes with it, It reminds me of a paint brush but an adjustable one!

I applied it to my eyelashes and Bam!!! Coated lashes from root to tips!

I'm going to need a lot of practice so I don't keep smudging my eyes every time I apply

It claims on the website "breakthrough mascara provides 24-hour volume, leaving lashes darker, denser and more dramatic. Get ready for a corner to corner lash transformation with our first ever Wonderbrush."

I find it gives good coverage to my lashes, Not so much volume but lengthens and separates but is a very wet formula, takes a while to dry and when I was applying, because I have hooded eyelids, the mascara smudged on my top lid and underneath the bottom lashes, (I've taken a few pictures to show how much it smudged, please excuse the bags Shopping trolley under my eye, getting used to early mornings again with back to school)

I like this mascara but I find it a big gimmicky, comes in a paint pot with an adjustable paint brush, nice to be able to move the wand around so I can get my lashes from different angles but hopefully the formula dries out a little bit over the weeks of usage because I can't cope with waiting times in the morning, I need to apply and go out the door! 

All I can say is give it a try and see how you like it but I don't think I could wear this for a night out or for a dramatic Make-up look, doesn't give lashes a lot of volume but it's nice enough to use for every day but I'll have to wait for the smudges to dry to wipe away with a cotton bud.

Currently retailing for £10.00 on the Avon Website but I got mine from Ebay UK so have a browse and see if you like it!  

Let me know if you've tried this mascara and what do you think of the results? effects mascara

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Friday, 16 August 2013

Glossybox August 2013 UK Review!

My poor Glossybox was stolen on Saturday, Hermes delivered my Glossybox and put it behind my dustbin beside my house, it went walkies!! I emailed Glossybox and they got back to me a day later to confirm Hermes had put it behind my bin and would send me another box, so this morning Royal Mail dropped my Glossybox to me and I was excited until I opened it!!!!

I recieved a Perfume sample which I bloody HATE!!!! I have personally expressed my opinion to Glossybox HQ that I do NOT want to receive fragrance samples and they told me that they would take that into account for future boxes, but obviously they have totally ignored me!!! I did find out on the Glossybox Facebook page that there were a few comments from subscribers that Glossybox have admitted to ignoring paying subscribers profiles so I shouldn't be surprised that I got a perfume sample in my box!!

Another Jelly Pong Pong sample!!! Dear! Oh! Dear!!  I'll be over-run with Jelly Pong Pong products the way Glossybox are shelling them out! I wont have to actually buy a product from them as I will have them all anyway!! Jeez! 

The theme of this months Glossybox is "High-flyers" They have a newly appointed CEO Rachel Kavanagh who has made this box for girls on the go!  The products are hand picked hero products from around the world,  from Sweden to Brazil, to help us to keep looking fabulous in our summer travels.

USA ~ Juicy Couture ~ 1.5ml/0.5fl.oz

Viva La Juicy Noir Full size £63.00 for 100ml

Viva la Juicy Noir highlights the succulent ripe berry notes and gourmand accents, while adding a juicy touch of honeysuckle and a sulty hint of sandalwood... Erm!! YACK!! That's my response to this perfume, I flippin' hate perfume fragrances! Why! Oh! Why! Glossybox keep torturing my poor nostrils to these totally awesome (NOT!) scents, I can't help myself from feeling dizzy and sickly from the odor of these perfumes samples they keep sending me, I beg you Glossybox " PURLEEEAASSSEEEE!!! NO MORE FRAGRANCES!!!!!!!" (rant over!)

UK ~ Jelly Pong Pong 2.8g/0.10 oz

2-in-1 Shadow/Liner Full Size £10.50

The perfect multi-tasker for travelling, This creamy 2-in-1 crayon can be used to line eyes as well as smudged and blended as an eyeshadow... Another Jelly pong Pong product mine it's a pinky, purpley, bronzey colour, not one I would choose for myself, I can add it to my other eyeliners, I would say that It smudges easily as it's also an eyeshadow so I don't think I'll get much lasting power from this!

Sweden Emite Make Up

Eyelash Curler Full Size Approx £20

Developed with professional make-up artists for their requirements, the professional Eye Lash Curler has a special curved design to suit all eye shapes without touching the make-up base. I am very impressed with this product, it fits my eyelashes really well and curls like no other lash curlers I have tried before, A big winner for me!

USA Philosophy 1 fl.oz/30ml

Purity made simple cleanser Full size £17.50 for 240ml or £28.50 for 480ml.

An award winning daily cleanser that gently and deeply cleanses, tones and melts away all face and eye makeup in one simple step, while lightly hydrating the skin, Fragrance free and formulated for all skin types, including sensitive skin. I love this product, It does have a scent to it even though it says it's fragrance free, smells like citrus scent but not too over-powering, I see in the ingredients that it has a lot of oils in it, like rosewood oil, flower oil, bark oil, sandalwood oil, clary oil, carrot seed oil, pepper fruit oil and citric acid so if you are allergic to any of those ingredients then I would not recommend you use this on your skin.

Brazil Oceane

Makeup Remover Pen full size ~ Not available in the UK

This pen delivers mobile, mess and fuss free makeup touch up and makeup mess removals, if you have a mistake with your makeup and you need to spot clean it, you can use this to dab onto the mistake and it's remedy is immediate! Comes with 3 extra nibs to swap out the dirty nib that's covered in makeup. I love this as I nearly always get mascara smudges on my face and eyelids, I just dab a couple of times over the mistake and its gone in a flash! Great product, highly recommended!

My final opinion of the August Glossybox is So-So!!  I hate the fragrance, the Jelly pong pong liner/shadow is blah!! but the Emite eyelash curler, Oceane Makeup remover and Purity cleanser are great!

What did you get different in your August 2013 Glossybox? Let me know in the comments and tell me what you think about it? 

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Sunday, 14 July 2013

GLOSSYBOX July 2013 Review.

I Received July 2013's Glossybox Yesterday, I was dubious about opening it, not holding my breath for great products as last months put me in a right bad mood with poor crappy products but as I opened this months box I was quite surprised by the great items that were hiding inside...Seaside Splash Whoop! Whoop!

  • Alterna Haircare.  25ml
Bamboo Style Boho Wave Tousled Texture Mist~125ml~Full size £23.00

This is a spray that makes your hair look like you've got "just-back-from-the-beach" waves, adds texture and healthy shine to all hair types, smells divine too!! 

  • Coola Organic Suncare Collection.   7ml
Coola Mineral Face SPF 20 Rose Essence Tint~50ml~Full size £29.99

This is a tinted cream that contains UVA/UVB protection and fights free radicals, whilst it soothes, tones and minimises pores. Organic Acai Oil delivers powerful anti-ageing benefits, with also organic primrose and linseed oils that help reduce inflammation and balance moisture. A suncare hero!
  • Ciaté London 13.5ml 
Nail Polish Paint Pots in the colour Island Hopping~13.5ml~full size £9.00

One of the all-time favourite nail brands, Ciaté, part of the Bottled Sunshine collection, this looks like orangey, bronzey, fine gold glitter polish, Very summery and on trend at the moment, I absolutely love the colour, I haven't got any of this colour in my collection and who can beat a lovely little bow round the neck of the bottle...Full size bottle too! Big thumbs up!

  • Nip+Fab Spot Fix 15ml

Spot fix gel to target affected areas for a blemish free appearance~15ml~Full size £9.95

Spot fix by Nip+Fab, a perfect opportunity to stay away from heavy make-up in the summer and to rock the natural look by using the Spot fix Anti Blemish gel to target areas where pimples and spots pop up,  just pat a small amount of gel on the affected areas and watch them disappear!!  I've tried this on a few pimples that came out due to this hot sweaty weather and by morning they were reduced in size considerably!  I would definitely but this when I run out!  Great choice for my Glossybox! YAY!! ...Full size too!!

  • Anatomicals 100ml
Spray Misty for me facial spritz~100ml~Full size £6.00

An Ultra-hydrating facial mist, that spritz onto the face to cool, hydrate and refresh  with calming lavender and refreshing peppermint extracts, Suitable for all skin types.I love how it smells of relaxing lavender and also gives a pep to the skin with the peppermint extract! I love it! Thank you Glossybox, A great box this month, I will be a very happy girl if I continue to receive boxes as good as these!!
This is a full size too!!
GlossyBox Seaside Splash

GlossyBox insert

GlossyBox Blue ribbon & Seaside tissue paper

Alterna Haircare, Coola Suncare, Ciate, Nip+Fab & Anatomicals.
What  did you get inside your July GlossyBox?? Let me know and Don't forget to follow me, I'll follow back :D

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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Glossy Box June 2013 Review!

So.. This is my 2nd box in my subscription, I absolutely lurved  May's 2nd Birthday Box that had fabulous products in it,  I received my second box through the post this morning, Speedy Delivery, I'll give em that!  I only got my dispatched email yesterday so good going on the delivery!!   

  • Perfume for women "Hugo Boss Jour " pour femme,  2ml/0.0 fl.oz

Which I absolutely Detest! I can't stand perfumes, I prefer Men's aftershave scents, I find them more acceptable to my particular individual choice! I'm not saying all women's perfumes are vile but just most of them are in my preference!
Full size 50ml for £49

  • Sarah Chapman Skinesis 3 Skin Tone Perfecting Booster, 5ml/0.17 fl oz
This is a serum that smells like roses, Very strong scent, not tried it yet, Just a spot on the back of my hand, It's used to lighten age spots,  sun spots, Pigmentation, discolouration of the skin on your face, chest, neck and hands if needed.
Full size 30ml for £57.00

  • Helen É Cosmetics Eye Pencil with Smudger 1.2g
My colour is Electric Blue which I never use, I know there's a fashion for using blue colours on the eyes at the moment but I have green eyes and I've always been led to believe that " Blue and Green must not be seen" I will give this pencil a good trial and see how I feel after I've had a weeks run, I might be swayed to change my opinion but then again I might not be! ( I was disappointed with the eyeliner to be honest)
Full size 1.5g for £8

  • Figs and Rouge Coco Rose Lip Balm 12.5ml
100% natural lip balm, packed with antioxidants, tinted and comes in a tube.
Cute packaging smells like roses (Again)  Glossy Box must think I'm obsessed with Roses! ( which I'm totally Not!)  Glittery pink on the lips, tastes like rose petals, quite a nice gloss but bits of glitter make it a tad scratchy, looks like I've put on a glittery lip gloss, I'm on the fence with this product, I'll use it for a week or so and see how I feel about it then!
Full size 12.5ml for £5.00

  • MeMeMe Cosmetics Long Lasting Nail Gloss 94 Amorous 12ml
Mine was a deep berry red colour, Rather different to the summer looks that are out there in fashion trend space, I would call this a winter berry colour, nice and glossy but stains your nails if you don't put a base coat on first! I've a few winter berry colours that I probably won't be using now in the so-called summer, Nice full size though...
Full Size 12ml for £5.00

My lasting opinion of this 2nd box that I've received is a NO-NO!!! (I am not a happy bunny!)     What did you get in your June 2013 Glossy box??

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Monday, 20 May 2013

Bourjois BB Bronzing Cream 8in1 Review

I was shopping in Boots store and came across the Bourjois stand, they had a promotion of all the bronzing products on show so I decided to buy the BB Bronzing  Cream 8in1 £6.99 ~ I absolutely J'Adore it!!

  1. Evens skin tone
  2. Sheer tint
  3. Boosts radiance
  4. 16-hour moisturisation
  5. Smoothes skin
  6. Prolongs tan
  7. SPF 15
  8. Refreshing sensation
These are all the claims that the product has on the label, 30ml/1fl.oz,  I love the scent too!  It kinda smells like chocolate but not ?( if you know what I mean? )

I apply my normal foundation or BB/CC cream and then I dot a pump of this all over my face where I would naturally catch the sun, Like the temples, my cheeks, across my nose, my chin, anywhere where you would tan naturally, I then buff it into my skin the my Real Techniques buffing brush and I layer a few lines on my hollows of my cheeks where I would contour with matte bronzer usually but I find using the bronzing BB cream it gives a more fluidity to contouring and bronzing my face so it looks 3 dimensional instead...  I would not recommend you apply this to your whole face as you would a normal BB cream as you would look like you've been tangoed!! 

If you naturally have dark skin which goes lovely and dark when suntanned then maybe you could put it all over your face as it would give a dewy glowy look but any pale faced/medium skin toned people I would recommend you dot it on your face on the parts you catch the sun and buff it in to get gorgeous bronzed glowing skin which looks much more natural than covering the whole face with it!  P.S. Don't forget to dot it on the neck too and buff into the neck as you would look like you have a mask of bronze and a pale neck!!!

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Bourjois BB Bronzing Cream 8in1
Pump Action Bottle.
1 Pump of BB Bronzing Cream 8in1.
Blending Out.
Bronzed Dewy Glow.