Wednesday 23 September 2009

Aftercare for Home Spray Tanning

Leave your tan on for at least 7 hrs and if possible best to leave on overnight before showering or taking a bath - this allows your tan to develop.

Avoid wearing socks or shoes after tanning as sweating can inhibit the development of your tan and can leave those unattractive white sock marks/lines!

Avoid applying moisturisors or deodorants after you have tanned

Avoid wearing tight clothing for at least 5 hrs

Swimming, showering, and excercise should be avoided for at least 5 hrs after tanning as this can inhibit the development of the tan

Dont shave until 12 hrs after tanning

To maintain your tan you should moisturise regularly (with an oil-free moisturiser)

Avoid long hot baths and showers as they speed up exfoliation

Pat your skin dry after a bath or shower, rubbing your skin may rub off your tan

avoid swimming pools or sea water as these can reduce your tan

Preparation for Spray Tanning

As requested some useful tips for home spray tanning :)

Tanning Tips for Home Spray Tanning

  • Shave/Wax at least 24hrs prior to tanning
  • Exfoliate, shower and moisturise the night before tanning
  • Dont moisturise on the day of the tan
  • Dont apply deodorant or perfume as this can turn the tan green!
  • Make sure you remove makeup before tanning
  • Wear old/dark underwear and loose dark clothing
  • Wear flip flops after the tanning
  • Paint nails with clear or coloured nail varnish (this prevents staining around the nail area)
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Tuesday 22 September 2009

Contest Winner Prize

I have had a long day at work today so it was lovely to arrive home to a package from the postman. Inside was the goodies i won in a contest from It was a complete surprise to win the contest – ive never won anything before! I would just like to thank Nicola. i love all of the products ive won and i would never of thought of buying them for myself so it was a nice gift to receive!

So heres what i got sent:
2 packs of REVLON Runway collection false stick on nails in ‘Sequins’ and ‘Starlet’. Im a fan of stick of nails, i think they are fabulous - these are really pretty nail art designs on them, I can’t wait to try them out :)

The Body Shop Eye Trio in sundown glow- I believe this is from the new collection? I had a play of this trio set and i’m impressed - the eye shadow is highly pigmented and of a high quality. I like the packaging and the colours are gorgeous shades of warm golden dark brown, a copper and light shimmer. It reminds me very much of some of the Mac’s MSF. You could use them separately or mixed together. I think this would look great as a highlight on the cheeks as well as using on the eyes. I used to be a huge fan of the body shop makeup a few years ago when the makeup range was first launched and loved there eye shadows, makeup brushes in particular. I used them religiously but i have to say i haven’t touched them for the past 3 years as i moved on to products such as MAC and NARS.
A quick look on my eyes......

A litte look at what it looks blended on the skin....

Next is a The Body Shop eye khol in vibrant emerald. I have already got 2 of these body shop liners in black and blue. These eyeliners are nice and creamy and blend in well. I blended a little of this emerald in the bottom lash line when I was playing around with the eye trio shadows.


Next is the Garnier Caffeine Eye Roll On – treatment for dark circles. Im excited to try this as I have always suffered with dark circles...and I have tired allsorts of products but never found anything that has actually worked! I have seen this garnier product advertised a lot on TV and in magazines but never thought to buy it. I find the only way to deal with dark circles is to try and disguise them as best i can with a good concealer and light reflecting particles makeup. I shall keep you updated on how i get on with this product and whether it makes a real difference as it promises. If it does work i predict its to do with massaging action around the eyes with the metal roller ball.

I am so grateful to receive NAILS INC nail polish in the shade hans road. I have seen this shade online before and been tempted to purchase it – and i always thought it was a bright red from the pictures ive seen. However this colour is more of a pinky red shimmer. The consistency reminds me alot of Nails Inc Brighton. I absolutely adore this colour – it looks fab with my tan (fake of course!). Definitely more of a colour for summer months. This month i have pushed the pinks to the side and I have been loving dark and dirty shades of browns, purples and greys - perfect for this autumn and winter. This polish is a nice addition to my ever growing nail varnish collection :P

Hans Road on the Left (and on the nail), Brighton on the Right....

Thanks again Nicola!



Sunday 20 September 2009


Hey guys just letting you know when i reach 50 followers im going to do a contest :)

Wednesday 16 September 2009

20 Questions

1. Things you cannot leave the house without
Mobile Phone, Keys, Money, Ipod, Bag, Sunglasses

2. Favourite brand of Make Up

3. Favourite flower

4. Favourite clothing store
Topshop, Zara, H&M....hard to pick just one!

5. Favourite perfume
Chanel No. 5 - love it!! also worn my my nana, mum and aunty...they always steal mine! :(

6. Heels or Flats
Flats definately, i used to wear heels alot but rather go for comfort these days!

7. Do you make good grades
yes! I got A's and B's at School and Sixth Form College. First Class honours degree at uni, and i gained a Masters Degree last year! I work hard, play harder :)

8. Favourite colours
Ooooh gotta be pink!

9. Do you drink energy drinks
Yes! when i was a student i drank tons of redbull whilst studying and doing all nighters! I would also drink vodka redbulls on nights out. I used to get the red bull shakes.....really really bad for you ! I have the odd one now which isnt as harmful or dangerous!

10. Do you drink juice
yeah love juice! any flavour :)

11. Do you like to go swimming?
I love swimming but have to say i rarely go only if im on holiday abroad or if im staying at a hotel with a swimming pool.

12. Do you eat fries with a fork?
yes if im eating a meal in a resturant, but no if im eating junk or takeaway food :)

13. Favourite moisturiser
I dont have a fav, i used several different ones from cheap to the famous, celeb fav tres expensive Creme De La Mar. My favourite at the moment is Elemis :)

14. Do you want to get married later on in life
Yes definately want to get married when i know the time is right!

15. Do you get mad easily
No im pretty chilled out and laid back, most things i let go over my head. But when im mad im MAD!

16. Are you into ghost hunting
yes, i believe in ghosts and spirits - i have had quite a few weird experiences and have the gift also passed down from my great grandma! I dont tend to tell people as they think im bonkers!!

17. Any phobias

18. Do you bite your nails
No im good :)

19. Have you ever had a near death experience
luckily no

20. Do you drink coffee?
Yes lots of it - cant live without a starbucks and love a good cuppa tea also!


Thursday 10 September 2009

New MAC Lashes

what do you guys think? These are MAC 36 Lashes ;)

MAC Purple Love that Look collection

Products used - MAC pearlglide eye liner in Rave
MAC eye shadow - fashion groupie
MAC studio mositure tint spf 15 in shade medium/dark
MAC prep + prime powder
MAC Lashes
What do you think?

This is Divina!

When i was in london i was lucky enough to bump into Divina whilst shopping in Libertys department shop. She was lovely and chatted to us!! Later on I was in Harvey Nics (in the makeup dept of course!) when Geri Halliwell from the Spice Girls walked past me - I was a huge Spice Girls fan! So i stopped her and tried to speak to her - she was very unfriendly and was with a lady who spoke for her saying they were too busy and in a rush! I asked if we could take a photo together and she said would you mind if we didnt bcoz i dont have any makeup on!! I said you look nice you dont need makeup - her skin was flawless! She then said Oh i will sign something for you if you want, so i said errrrm ok. I couldnt believe she started looking through my handbag trying to find something, pulling out all my stuff lol then saw my london paper so took that out and started reading it! So much for being 'busy' and in a rush ey!! I just stood and watched! She then saw a picture of her and her bf together the night before and was reading the story then signed the picture. Have to say i felt disapointed when i met Geri - she wasnt how i expected her to be.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

A couple of weeks ago I bought a can of Batise dry shampoo in preparation for camping at Leeds festival for 4 days for the August bank holiday weekend! I have never tried this before and thought I would give it a go as ive heard a few people mention it was good! I bought it from superdrug and it was roughly £2.30 for the large size can 150ml. I got the tropical version. However, I didn’t end up using it at the festival as I was a bit scared it would turn my hair white!!

This morning I was in a rush and my hair really needed washing but I didn’t have the time – so thought I would give this dry shampoo a go. Have to say I was surprised – its brilliant! I imagined it would look like talc powder when applied – but I couldn’t see it at all I didn’t need to even brush the product through! Amazing! The only difference I noticed (apart from making my dirty greasy hair look as if it had been freshly washed!) was it made my hair appear more blonde and it also gave great volume! It smelt lovely - like coconuts.

I'm not sure if using this product regular over time would cause dandruff or really dry your hair out. But its great for those occasional uses when your either in a rush or feeling lazy to wash your hair. I would definitely recommend this product if ur in a rush or feeling lazy! You can find Batiste Dry shampoo from and Superdrug priced under £3!


Fancy winning some goodies?

Jen is holding her first giveaway..please click the link to enter :)

Im back!

Hi guys, sorry i havent posted for a couple of weeks but i went on holiday and to london for a week and just got home and been super busy at work. I have of course been shopping so keep posted for some blogs over the weekend with my purchases. Hope your all well and enjoying this nice weather :) xx
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