Tuesday 28 December 2010

Nails Inc Diet Coke 2011 Catwalk Collection

Do you remember the first Nails Inc Diet Coke collaboration ? Well good news is Nails Inc have announced they are bringing out another catwalk collection with Diet Coke. These limited-edition polishes are inspired by catwalk trends and shall be available in four gorgeous shades that are perfect for this coming spring:

Cool Caramel - pink toned nude

Delicious Denim - a vivid blue

Perfect Plum - berry

Heavenly Heather - hot pink

This offer is excusive to selective Boots stores from 12th Jan 2011, when you buy two 500ml bottles of Diet Coke you get a free polish of your choice from the collection! Normally these polishes are priced at £10.50 so this really is a bargain! I love the look of  my eye on Heavenly Heather & Cool Caramel.

Will you be snapping up this offer? Which shade is your favourite?

Saturday 25 December 2010

Merry Xmas!

I'd like to wish all my readers a very Merry Xmas! Hope you all have a lovely festive holiday with your friends and family and get lots of presents :) xxx

Wednesday 22 December 2010

AVEDA New Sensitive Skincare

AVEDA is launching a new All Sensitive Cleanser and Aveda All Sensitive Moisturizer. The cleanser is infused with organic jojoba oil helping to maintain skin’s lipid barrier during cleansing. It also contains anti-oxidant vitamins C and E such as german chamomile, witch hazel, and soapwort extracts to condition the skin. The moisturizer tones, soothes, calms and moisturises skin with caffeine and oat extracts. Rosemary leaf, lavender, and organic chamomile helps condition the skin while emollients derived from coconut, olive, and organic jojoba oil moisturise the skin.
The new Cleanser and Moisturizer are priced individually at £16.50 for 125ml and £33.00 for 125ml and will be available from stockists nationwide from 26 February 2011.

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Revive Winter Skin with G Baldwin & Co Pomegranate Bilberry & Rose Body Lotion

Revive Winter complexions naturally with G Baldwin & Co new ‘Replenishing Pomegranate Bilberry & Rose body lotion with Lotus Flower, poppy seed and apricot. G Baldwin & Co was established in 1844 and is the UK’s oldest herbalist and natural wellbeing company. The body lotion is suitable for all skin types and is the natural nourishment that you need to reawaken tired, dry and grey skin from its winter slumber!

The scent of the lotion is gorgeous, comforting and relaxing – reminds me very much of a spa-like smell. The deliciously scented, fast absorbing non-greasy yet super moisturising body lotion sinks in quickly and promises to restore your dry skin to silky smooth in two, full-body applications. I like to use this on an evening after a bath just before bed. Baldwins suggest that you continue with the regime twice per week after bathing to maintain the health glow.

Baldwin & Co ‘Replenishing Pomegranate Bilberry & Rose body lotion’ is priced at £10.99 and available from http://www.baldwins.co.uk/

Have you tried any other products from Baldwin & Co that you would recommend?

Monday 20 December 2010

Montagne Jeunesse: The Twelve 'Masques' of Christmas

Forget partidges in pear trees andlords-a-leaping, Montagne Jeunesse presents...the 12 masks of Christmas!

These Montagne Jeunesse face masks are the perfect stocking fillers priced at just 99p each, they are the ultimate, girly, natural pampering treat. With oer 50 in the range, all bursting with delicious and natural ingredients, there's sure to be a perfect masque for everyone.

On the first day of Christmas
My sister gave to me
A Scrumptious Strawberry Souffle masque

On the Second day of Christmas
My Lover gave to me
Two exfoliating Apricot Scrubs

 On the Third day of Christmas
My Granny gave to me
Three yummy White Chocolate masques

On the Fourth day of Christmas
My Auntie gave to me
Four sparkly Party Shimmers

On the Fifth day of Christmas
My boyfriend gave to me
Five Chocolate masques
 On the Sixth day of Christmas
My Nephew gave to me
Six Natural Blemish Mud masques
On the Seventh day of Christmas
My Best Friend gave to me
Seven Softening Cherry Tonic masques
On the Eighth day of Christmas
My Cousin gave to me
Eighth Anti-stress Dead Sea Mud Pacs

On the Ninth day of Christmas
My Sister-in-law gave to me
Nine seductive Passion Peel off masques

On the Tenth day of Christmas
My Neighbour gave to me
Ten moisturising Fruit Smoothie masques

On the Eleventh day of Christmas
My Mother gave to me
Eleven Cucumber Peel off masques

On the Twelfth day of Christmas My Brother gave to me
Twelve Green Tea Peel Off Masques for detoxing

.....Eleven Cucumber Peel offs,
Ten Fruit Smoothies,
Nine Passion Peel offs,
Eight Dead Sea Mud Pacs,
Seven Cherry Tonics,
Six Blemish Muds,
Five Chocolate Masques,
Four White Chocolate Masques,
Three Party Shimmers,
Two Apricot Scrubs,
And a moisturising Strawberry Souffle Masque!

What is your favourite Montagne Jeunesse mask?

NOTD - OPI Florentine Fuchsia

Today's Nail of the Day is OPI Florentine Fuchsia - it is a lovelty creamy pink toned red - perfect for the festive season! The shade is very similar to the new Revlon All Fired Up - which I am giving away so if you fancy winning you can find out how enter here!

What are your favourite festive nail shades?

Steal his style: Matt Cardle wearing Matalan at X Factor Party!

You too can look super smooth like Matt Cardle with Matalan's Dinner Suit priced at just £35! Perfect for eveningwear, either with smart shoes, or if you're fashion-forward, you could rock the smart/casual look with pumps as modelled by Matt Cardle at the XFactor after show party!

Are you a fan of Matalan's affordable fashion?

Steal his style: Harry from X Factor's One Direction!

One Direction's Harry wears Jeff Banks 24:7 Grey Jumper at the X Factor final. Harry's gorgeous grey knit jumper is from Matalan's 24:7 range for just £25! To steal One Direction's style you can get the very same jumper right here.

This cosy knit would make a brilliant Xmas present for any guys which your struggling to buy for!

Thursday 16 December 2010

Tom’s of Maine

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toms of Maine. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you heard of Tom's Of Maine? No I had not either until I was sent an email giving me the chance to write about it. Tom’s of Maine is a leading natural products company focused on oral and personal care. For over 40 years, Tom’s has been committed to supporting people, communities and the planet. They make and sell a range of toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss along with natural soaps and deodorants. I really like their ethics and values, passion about helping people in the community and the fact they care about the environment and will only use natural ingredients in their products, with no nasty chemicals or parabens in sight.  

Their Website, http://www.tomsofmaine.com, is really informative and explains and goes into detail about their passion for nature, their products, how they help the environment and their involvement with giving back to the community and donating to charity. For those of you that are concerned about what ingredients go into the products you buy, Tom’s share as much detail as possible with you, every ingredient, its purpose and its source is all explained, so that you can feel comfortable choosing Tom's. I really admire Tom’s honesty and level of detail, as some companies claim to sell natural products, when in reality only a small percentage contains natural ingredients. I have long been searching for a good natural toothpaste without them containing parabens or sulphates. Tom’s new Wicked Fresh is a natural, long lasting fresh breath toothpaste that gives cavity protection and uses natural flavored oils and a patent-pending botanical extract to provide long-lasting fresh breath. Using the toothpaste along with Tom’s Wicked Fresh Mouthwash, you’re sure to have a wicked fresh mouth!

You can share your Wicked Fresh moment for a chance to win Wicked Fresh Prizes at That's Wicked Fresh contest page and also Join Tom’s of Maine on Facebook and can follow them on Twitter @TomsofMaine

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Tuesday 14 December 2010

Steal Her Style – Kylie’s Long Luscious Ponytail!

With the party season well underway, Kylie is looking fabulously festive with the help of long, lustrous hair extensions.

 Create your own A-List look with Love Hair extensions! Now you can steal Kylie’s style and fake it with Love Hair Extensions Clip In Ponytail, £29.95 each.
Each style is available in a variety of 16 natural shades to find the perfect colour match and blend in with your natural style. Every pack also includes an easy to use step-by-step application guide. Head to http://www.lovehairextensions.com/ for the perfect up do without the hairdressing skills of a professional!

Monday 13 December 2010

OPI X Factor Winner!

So what a fabulous end X Factor....I was rooting for Rebecca to win but congratulations to Matt Cardle! All the girls wowed us all with their smash hit OPI nails.

  • Runner-up Rebecca wore OPI Bring on the Bling.
  • Cher sported OPI My Private Jet before she was sent packing on Saturday!
  • Kate Waissel carried on her love for OPI with Designer Series: diamond infused shades, Mystery
  • Sinitta wore her favourite OPI shade Samoan Sand
Until next year......

Kate Middleton's Dress in Engagement Photos

Kate Middleton and Prince William released their engagement photos yesterday and it was nice to see Kate choosing pieces from the highstreet rather than designer. In the formal portrait, Kate wore a Reiss belted Nanette gown with three-quarter length sleeves and a frill along the zip is thought to have cost £159 in their 2009 Autumn/Winter collection and is no longer available, however Reiss are bringing the dress back as part of Reiss's Core Collection in January 2011. Kate paired the dress with a £275 pair of earrings from Links of London.
I prefer this more relaxed natural shot of the royal couple :)
Kate wore the dress in the more formal of two official photographs of William and Kate taken by Mario Testino. In the more laid-back shots, she selected a white scallop edge blouse worn which costs £95 from Whistles and is current stock.

Kate wearing the Reiss Nanette Dress

When Kate and William announced their engagement on November 16, her £399 royal blue dress by Issa, sold out in a day! Tesco brought out a £16 replica of the blue dress, as seen here. Her most recent ensembles are already being touted on eBay at inflated prices, but expect to see more purse-friendly replicas on a high street near you very soon.

ARTDECO Launches Nail Polish

Artdeco is launching the new Divine Nail Colour collection; 14 on trend nail colours, including Mauve Azalea, Gentle Peony, Walnut Wood and Boulder Grey (shown here clockwise from top left). ARTDECO’s Ceramic Nail Colours, priced £9.30, contain fine ceramic particles to provide intense colour and long lasting shine. Other colours in the new collection include: Pink Daylily, Soft Milkweed, Breezy Rose, Mellow Macadamia, Faded Flower, Milky Russet, Brown Praline, Powder Ash, Blue Grey, Froggygrey.
They launch in January/February next year stockists will include http://www.garden.co.uk/, Fenwick (Brent Cross) and Hoopers Department Stores nationwide. Simply gorgeous shades - I can't wait for these, can you?

Nougat Pumice Stone Foot Buffing Cream

Nougat London is launching the new Pumice Stone Foot Buffing Cream. This contains exfoliating particles of volcanic pumice and is blended with sweet almond oil to moisturise and protect the skin. The Pumice Stone Foot Buffing Cream is available in 75ml tubes which fit into travel or weekend bags and are priced at £10.00 each. The Cream, which is offered in Cherry Blossom, Tuberose and Jasmine, and Fig and Pink Cedar will be available from http://www.nougatlondon.co.uk/ in January 2011.

Friday 10 December 2010

Revlon Fire & Ice Lipstick and Nail Polish Giveaway!

Fire & Ice Lipstick – the classic yet glamorous red lipstick teamed with the new Revlon All Fired Up Nail Polish are the perfect pair for the Party Season! We have five sets to giveaway!

The Rules:

This is open to any follower of Perfectly Polished as we will ship world-wide. The giveaway shall close on 10th Jan at 9pm (UK Time)

1. You must be a follower of my Blog through Google Friend Connect

2. Write a comment below saying 'enter me'!

3. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @perfectpolished and Tweet:

'RT Revlon Fire & Ice Lipstick and Nail Polish Giveaway! Enter here: http://nblo.gs/bHwCu  @perfectpolished'

4. For extra entries publicise on your blog or website and post the link in the comments below

Good Luck X

Revlon’s Holiday 2010 Fire & Ice Collection

Fire and Ice is back!

Fire and Ice Lipstick and Nail Enamel launched in 1952 and became one of the most iconic beauty launches and ad campaigns ever. Featuring Dorian Leigh and a full page quiz that asked if you were made for Fire and Ice, this launch became synonymous with the excitement and glamour of the Revlon brand.

In the latest Revlon Holiday 2010 Fire & Ice Collection, Revlon have updated the image of their classic advert featuring Jessica Biel and shot my Mario Testino. Fire and Ice is for you who love to flirt with fire...who dare to skate on thin ice. It proves that true glamour never goes out of fashion.

Revlon Fire & Ice Lipstick with All Fired Up without flash

Revlon Fire & Ice Lipstick with All Fired Up with flash
with flash

without flash

without flash
with flash

Revlon Fire and Ice Lipstick, £7.29 and All Fired Up Nail Enamel, £6.29 are available from December 1st, exclusively at http://www.boots.com/  

Win a Signed Copy of Bethanie Lunn's ‘A Modern Girl’s Guide to Fabulousness' !

Have you ever wanted access to all the best places in the UK? Do you wish you had your own personal guru to help you become a goddess in the kitchen…and in the bedroom? How about some trade secrets to help you look and feel your best? This lifestyle bible gives you the fast track to the coolest places, services and products around.

The Queen of Fabulousness, Bethanie Lunn, offers an A–Z guide on fun things to do, exciting places to go, what to wear, where to dine, shop and beautify, while avoiding wasting your money on disappointments. She’s tested everything first so that only the best is recorded in this heavenly little black book!

I have a signed copy to giveaway to one lucky Perfectly Polished reader!

The Rules:

This is open to any follower of Perfectly Polished as we will ship world-wide. The giveaway shall close on 10th Jan at 9pm (UK Time)

1. You must be a follower of my Blog through Google Friend Connect

2. Write a comment below telling me something fabulous you have come!

3. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @perfectpolished and Tweet:

'RT Win a signed copy of A Modern Girl’s Guide to Fabulousness! Enter here: http://bit.ly/hUgw6n @perfectpolished'

4. For extra entries publicise on your blog or website and post the link in the comments below

Good Luck X

Bethanie Lunn's 'A Modern Girl's Guide to Fabulousness'

I was very excited to be invited to meet Bethanie Lunn, author of ‘A Modern Girl’s Guide to Fabulousness’ and to join her for her book club where she would be reading from her book, answering questions and providing tips on how to be fabulous! Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it due to the snow (we still have 3 foot here) and of course me living in the sticks doesn't help!

I was kindly sent a copy of the book this morning. It's the perfect book to read whilst enjoying a cuppa which I intend to this afternoon. It is described as a 'lifestyle bible of services, places, tips and tricks for modern life'. It is everything a girl needs to know and gives you the fast track to the coolest places, services and products around and has already been praised by Elle Macpherson who says;

‘Laid out as an A-Z, Bethanie separates the so-so from the sensational, providing the fastest guide to ‘intelligent spending’. Her ‘little black book’ uncovers places and services in addition to featuring experts who offer their pearls of wisdom . . . Let’s hope Bethanie Lunn takes her gentle wit and her quest for fabulousness global.’ - Elle Macpherson

Bethanie Lunn is a writer, presenter and one of the original bloggers (as recognised recently by Stylist), gaining a huge following through her insightful, witty and educational articles across the fashion and beauty industry. She’s a style expert and online presenter for X-Factor’s fashion partner, VERY (find her at blog.very.co.uk) and a columnist for Stylebible.com. Bethanie Lunn, offers an A-Z guide on fun things to do, exciting places to go, what to wear, where to dine, shop and beautify, while avoiding wasting your money on disappointments. She’s tested everything first so that only the best is recorded in this heavenly little lifestyle bible!

The Modern Girl’s Guide to Fabulousness was released 28th October 2010 priced at £9.99. Published by Book Guild and available in good book shops and online at http://www.bethanielunn.com/ or http://www.moderngirlsguideto.blogspot.com/

Bare Minerals Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer

Bare Escentuals are launching Bare Minerals Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer, a new face primer and brightener in one. Light-reflective pearls brighten the complexion with a luminous glow, while the lightweight formula prepares skin for flawless foundation application. Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer imparts a natural finish and the silky texture leaves skin smooth. Infused with 100% pure bareMinerals, nourishing vitamins and antioxidants, this preservative-free formula is suitable for all skin types and reduces complexion issues, helping to combat large pores, dry patches and fine lines. The new product will be available in February 2011 from Bare Escentuals Boutiques, department stores and selected spas/salons nationwide priced at £19.00.

What do you use as a primer or base before applying foundation?

Bargain Alert: Nails Inc Set Today only!

For today only, Friday 10th December, get a box set with ten Nails Inc. nail polishes for £25 when buying online. As the polishes usually retail around the £10.50 each mark, this is a pretty big saving for this brand and one of the better deals it's offered, though delivery is £3.95.

The boxed set includes:

Eccleston Mews (muted pink), Randolph Avenuet (baby pink), Draycott Place (orange),
Princes Street (navy), Hampstead Heath (muted red), Curzon Street (chocolate),
Orchard Street (metallic red), Chelsea Park Gardens (hot pink), Pimlico Road (pillar box red)
Walton Street (glossy pink)

Perfect Christmas present for any Nails Inc fans! Pick up the bargain from Nails Inc today!

Thursday 9 December 2010

Eyeko 24hr Pop-Up Half Price Sale!

Eyeko are having a 24hr Pop-Up Sale today: Surprise Party Set is half price!

£32.50 now £15.00

The set contains Product Value is £32.50 so your saving over 50% on a surprise mix of Eyeko products. You might get your old favourites or something you’ve never tried before! But hurry, this offer is only available for the next 24hrs and must end 10am (UK time) 10th December 2010. To grab yours click here!
These would make a brilliant Christmas Present! Don't forget to use my Ambassador code E6670 at the checkout to receive a free gift (that you could keep for yourself!)

Steal Her Style - Victoria Beckham

She’d never one to usually be a follower of fashion but in this case Victoria Beckham is. Clip in Ponytails have been a hit with a number of celebs in recent weeks and now the queen of celeb style has one too.

Mrs B was spotted sporting a long sleek pony with a middle parting. Now you can steal her style and fake it with Love Hair Extensions Clip in Ponytail, £29.95 each. Available in either monochrome or streaked colour ways, each style is available in either drawstring with comb pins or crocodile clips for easy application. Each style is available in a variety of 16 natural shades to find the perfect colour match and blend in with your natural style. Head to http://www.lovehairextensions.com/ for the perfect up do without the hairdressing skills of a professional!

Also to complete the look team with Ciate Ghetto Fabulous a classic black nail polish £9 from http://www.ciate.co.uk/
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