Wednesday 31 August 2011

TOWIE Amy Childs Red Hair Colour

Amy Childs
If you have been lusting after TOWIE & Celeb Big Brother Star Amy Child's Red Hair colour and wondered what she uses then read on! The Vajazzling Queen uses GOLDWELL Topchic Permanent Hair Color Dye in 6RK Magma Red to create a glossy vibrant shade. Prices start from £5.99 and are available from Goldwell stockists. I would love to be able to pull off Red Hair but unfortunately it doesn't suit my skin tone :(


Bargain: 16 Piece Make-Up Brush Set for £19 instead of £99!

Just thought I would let you know about a great Groupon Deal today where you can buy a 16 Set Professional Makeup Brush set by Louise Walsh for £19 (worth £99!) So that's a saving of £80.99!!

The 16 brushes come in a Black Leatherine Roll-up Brush Case and includes postage and packaging. The Brush Set includes:
 Powder Brush
Chisel Powder Brush
Tapered Brush
Angle Blush Brush
Chisel Blush Brush
Deluxe Oval Shadow Brush
Deluxe Soft Fan Brush
Angle Liner Brush
Brow/Lash Groomer
Oval Smudger
Flocked Sponge
Foundation Brush
Medium Shadow Brush
Blending Brush
Concealer Brush
Pointer Mascara Applicator

If you want to snap up this amazing deal then hurry this deal ends at midnight tonight! 
You can click here to buy!


Monday 29 August 2011

Yes to Tomatoes Facial Hydrating Lotion

Part of the same family as the ‘Yes to Carrots’ and ‘Yes to Cucumbers’ is their sister ‘Yes to Tomatoes’! The ‘Yes To’ is a guilt-free range of natural skin and hair care products combing high quality organic fruit and vegetables with the power of mineral.  I have heard that applying mushed up Tomatoes on spots can clear them up!

With the cold ‘summer’ weather we have been having recently my skin has had a few breakouts recently but I would say my skin is more normal/combination than oily.  This lotion is packed with vitamins and promises to keep oily/combination skin balanced and hydrated and promotes a clearer complexion. It contains a mix of ‘red’ ingredients: Tomato, red pepper watermelon, Rooibos (red tea), along with rosemary, Dead Sea minerals and natural oils. The packaging is basic, and surprisingly doesn’t smell of tomatoes! It has a fresh, slightly floral scent and is free from parabens, petroleum and SLS.

It is a light lotion and sinks into skin quickly, but I felt personally this lotion wasn’t rich enough for my skin, as mine tends to be on the dry side and I feel the spots are due to excess oil being produced as it is dehydrated but for those with oily skin this would be perfect as it is so light on the skin.

Priced at £12.35 and is available at Victoria Health

Saturday 27 August 2011

Review: Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Calming Facial Mask

I was very lucky to be sent a couple of face masks to try out this week. I tend to use a mix of different types of facial masks depending on how my skin is feeling - sometimes I like to use a clay mask if I have a few blemishes, a moisturising mask if my skin is feeling dry, and other times I like to just pop a mask on in the bath to give myself a treat!

Yes to Cucumbers Calming Facial Mask
You may remember I raved about the Yes to Cucumber Face Wipes? (I’m not a huge fan of face wipes generally!) I was keen to try more products out from the same range as all of the 'yes to cucumbers' products are free from petroleum, SLS, and parabens which gets the thumbs up from me!

I tested out the Yes To Cucumbers Calming Face Mask which is the perfect Friday Night treat! The packaging is non fussy and simple, and the pot is a nice size for travelling. I also like the inside lid has a handy gripper - nothing more annoying when you can never get the seal off and the product goes everywhere! Cucumbers are packed with vitamins A and C, this mask also includes Aloe Vera, Vitamin E to rebuild, protect and soothe sensitive skin and detoxifying Dead Sea Mud.

Texture of the mask
The texture is very strange for a mask and hard to it a mouse? a mud clay? a thick cream? dry? solid? I'd say it is a mix between all three and is it non messy to apply which always a bonus. It smells fresh and like cucumbers - strangely enough!

I applied a thin layer all over my face, avoiding the eye and mouth area, although it says to leave this mask on for 5 minutes, I got a bit carried away and left it on 20 minutes whilst watching Big Brother! I rinsed the mask off using warm water - I would actually only recommend leaving on for 10 minutes max as with it being on longer it had dried onto my skin it took some shifting to take off! My skin felt smooth afterwards and although it is not as drying as a traditional clay mask it is still as effective to drawing out the oil, dirt and impurities. 

Yes to cucumbers Soothing Calming Face Mask is available from Victoria Health and is priced at £11.99  

Have you tried any of the Yes to Cucumbers range? What were your thoughts?

Thursday 25 August 2011

Blogging Update

Hey everyone - Hope you are all well? 

Just thought I would let you know I have made a couple of small changes on here - firstly, thanks to the lovely Liloo I have made my Blog Mobile Friendly at long last! Which means you can now browse Perfectly Polished much easier on a small mobile phone screen (there is an option at the bottom of the screen to switch it back to viewing the web version if you prefer). Secondly, I have taken off that annoying 'word verification' on comments making life a little easier when commenting...which is handy for my latest giveaway to win a Sigma F45 Brush ;)

I have had a lot of requests for more NOTD (coming I promise!), product reviews, outfit of the day posts, and more personal posts about ME! When I first set up the Blog I kept it fairly anonymous preferring to talk more about products and less about me...So for those interested keep a lookout for some more personal posts about little old me :p    

Let me know if you have any more Blog likes/dislikes or suggestions - I'd love to hear from you! I am still waiting for a few address for the Aussie Giveaway winners so please email or tweet me so I can get your prizes sent off! Oh and I have reached over 1400 followers this week so another reason to celebrate!

Happy Thursday :)

OPI Shatter Pink Polish for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This September, to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, OPI and Lena White are launching a new Pink of Hearts Pink Shatter (£10.50). From every bottle sold, £1 will be donated as a contribution to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity for their ongoing research into cancer and work on finding a cure for the disease.


Wednesday 24 August 2011

Benefit new A/W Collection

Benefit Cosmetics are launching three new velvet eyeshadows (£13.50) in raining men (stormy teal), snow job (icy blue) and tickled mink (satin taupe), a new creaseless cream shadow/ liner in farenheit fab (champagne gold) priced at £14, and the i think i love you (bronze rose) lipstick priced at £14. This new range will be available this Autumn at 


Tuesday 23 August 2011

ORLY New Autumn Colour Collection 'Birds of a feather'

Professional nail brand Orly is introducing its new Autumn colour collection, Birds of a Feather, this September. The collection uses iridescent shades and a strong palette to create varnishes reminiscent of flocks of bird feathers. Colours (pictured here, clockwise from top left) include Fowl Play, Peachy Parrot, Sea Gurl, Sweet Peacock, Nite Owl, and Lucky Duck. Birds of a Feather will be available from selected stockists, with shades priced individually at £9.25. 


Monday 22 August 2011

Nails Inc Glitter Crackle Polish

Farringdon Gold glitter Polish
Nails Inc are set to launch an amazing glitter crackle polish. Textured nails are big news for this season and the ultimate party accessory. You can create a gorgeous nail art effect in just a few minutes using these amazing glitter crackle polishes. They shall come in silver, gold and purple. The bigger contrast between the two shades, the better the effect.

The base colour should always be lighter than the crackle colour. It is recommend teaming these crackle shades with Silver Cambridge Terrace, White Floral Street or Grey The Southbank polish. They will create the most amazing pattern on your nails – like glitter lightning bolts!

Available from October priced at £11

Biba Makeup Collection

Kate Moss in Biba Style Makeup
New Biba Makeup Range
House of Fraser has announced the re-launch of iconic fashion label Biba's make-up collection, first introduced in the 1960's. Inspired by the original Biba ethos of creating affordable pieces with a fashion forward style, the range draws on inspiration from the original Biba themes of 1930’s Hollywood Glamour. The collection comprises: Lip Palette (£24) in five shades; Baked Eyeshadow Palette (£26) in shades of molten metal and precious jewels; Face Palette (£34) containing six eyeshadows, an oyster pearl highlighter and pink blusher; Lipgloss ring (£15) featuring the Biba logo, the lid slides to one side to reveal a shimmery pink gloss; Nail Varnish Trio (£21); and Luscious Lashes (£18). The capsule collection will be available exclusively at House of Fraser from 1 October 2011.

Photo from Lisa Eldridge - creating a Biba inspired makeup look


Sunday 21 August 2011

Perfectly Polished Jewels

Here are a few pictures of some Charm bracelets that can be found here prices from only £1.50! Any questions please feel free to Tweet me!

Bronze Peace Charm on Grey, Black & Turquoise Thread £1.50
Bronze Peace Charm on Pink & Red Thread £1.50

Silver Charms Cross, Peace or Heart on Red Thread £1.50
Silver Charms on Black thread £1.50

Silver Charms Cross, Peace or Heart on Turquoise Thread £1.50
Silver Charms on Grey Thread £1.50
Silver Charms on Pink Thread £1.50

What do you think?

Rebel Nails 22 carat gold nail wraps

UK nail art design brand Rebel Nails is set to launch the worlds first 22 carat gold nail wraps next month! Rebel Nails are a self adhesive, flexible film that covers the whole nail and can be applied to natural, acrylic or gel nails in minutes. The nail wraps will be the first from the limited edition Ritzy Nails Collection and will be available for both fingers and toes priced at £14.95 and available from its website. 


Selfridges White Christmas

We trotted down to Selfridges Christmas Press Day back in July and although the sun was shining outside, it felt so Christmasy inside. Selfridges had transformed their store and it felt like we were stepping into a winter wonderland as the atmosphere felt magical with snow failing from the ceiling (not real obviously!), festival music playing, cosy knitwear, lots of fur, creamy coconut cocktails and even gold coated chocolates...mmmm! Apologies my pictures are a little dark as I forgot my camera so had to use my iPhone camera *slaps hand*

Oh Christmas Tree....
Creamy Coconut Cocktails* made with limited edition Malibu which has coconut flakes floating in the bottle like a snow globe- amazing! *I cheekily asked the waiter the recipe - so let me know if you would like it! ;)  
This is the Malibu in question...
'Can I tempt you to another?' Oh go on then.....

Snowing in July.....only in Great Britain!
Christmas has come early!

Selection of Ladies A/W Fashion

Loving all the cosy knitwear and fur accessories 
My glamorous assistant Ed modelling a fur snood


NARS Cosmetics Christmas Gift sets

Retro Velvet Cat Slippers....mieow! 

For the person who has everything..... a Feather in a cage

Knife Block set

Quirky Lamp made of wooden pegs

Lady Aga Apron

Miniature shoes....cocktail glass to show the proportion

These would look great on my baby Niece - hope she isn't reading this ;)

Giant Dior Polar Bear

Chocolate pyramid....think anyone will notice if I sneek one?!

Baby pony skin Tods....only £298!

More miniature baby shoes!

For anyone with more money than sense - you can buy the whole miniature shoe collection for £18,000!!

Miniature baby handbags - has the world gone mad?!

Miniature Vivienne Westwood baby handbag - for the child that has everything!

Fur hats and gloves

Cosy giant cushions

Funky Leather i Pad cases 

Limited Edition Clarisonic Mia

Men's Winter Warmers

Marc Jacobs cufflinks

What to get Dad? Socks of course!

Toy Watch that can be customised by drawing on your own designs with the pens provided 

Hot Water bottles

Fur selection

Christmas is never the same without novelty slippers!

Christmas tins of Steamcream

Pinkberry frozen yogurt

Absolut Limited Edition White Vodka

Selfridges special Christmas hampers

We love these - Chocolate Tash-licious!
Edible Gold
Gold coated chocolate truffles.....yum!

Winter Flower arrangements 

White collection of suitcases
Beauty Corner - The Lancome Advert Calender is back again this year!

Blinging Watch

Blinging Alexander Mcqueen Hard case Bag

Mulberry handbag - Santa if you are reading this is top of my Christmas List ;)

I know its only August but I'm already excited for fact I have already sent my Christmas list to Santa - talk about organised! :)
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