Saturday, 13 December 2014

ASOS - 20% off everything!


ASOS are offering 20% discount on EVERYTHING from 6pm today until Monday 15th December 2014 8am! It's the perfect time to treat yourself to a new festive outfit or finish off your Christmas shopping. 

Simply visit ASOS and enter the code 'DECEMBER20' at the checkout to receive 20% discount on both full price and marked down items. Full T's & C's can be found here: http://www.asos.com/infopages/pgetandc.aspx

Happy Shopping!
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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Soap & Glory Boots Star Gift worth £79 just £29!


Calling all Soap & Glory Fans! Just a head's up that tomorrow (Friday 12th December 2014) at 7am you can go online at Boots.com to pick up Boots Star Gift of the Week: Soap & Glory 'The Next Big Thing' Bumper Hat Box Gift set for just £29

This year Soap & Glory have collaborated with Queen of Doodle, Hattie Stewart, to create The Next Big Thing Christmas gift set exclusive to Boots.comThe gift set is normally priced at £60, but if the products were all bought individually they would cost £79! The deal runs until Thursday 18th December 2014 whilst stocks last - these sets sell out very quickly so you need head over to Boots.com now to snap yours up!


The set includes the following:
  • Hand Dream cream 100ml
  • Orangeasm body wash 500ml
  • Butter Yourself moisturiser 500ml
  • Heel Genius foot cream 125ml
  • Sugar Crush body scrub 300ml
  • Whipped Clean shower butter 250ml
  • The Righteous Butter body butter 300ml
  • Off Your Face face cloths
  • Sexy Mother Pucker lipgloss in shade Charm Offensive 7ml
  • Thick & Fast mascara 10ml
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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

New Look Gift Generator Top 5 Gifts under £40


If you are struggling with Christmas Shopping or unsure what would be suitable for a Gift then New Look has the answer with their new 'Gift Generator' Tool. The helpful tool takes the ease out of searching for the perfect present by selecting whether you're looking for a gift for a male or female, their age group and what your budget is. 

I gave the Gift Generator a go and here are my Top 5 Gift Ideas from New Look for under £40:

Elegant Touch Grey Matte Ombre Stick on Nails (£5.99)
New Look Lilac Heart Fairisle Slipper Socks (£5.99)
New Look Shell Pink Premium Gemstone Teardrop Flower Necklace (£17.99)
New Look Dark Purple Cable Knit Bobble Hat (£3.50)
New Look Navy Premium Brushed Check Collarless Coat (£39.99)

You can find the gift generator here http://daily.newlook.com/christmas-gift-generator. What are your thoughts on this new tool?
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HARVEY NICHOLS A/W 2014 Beauty Gift with Purchase



HARVEY NICHOLS have launched an AMAZING limited edition beauty gift with purchase – the ultimate winter survival kit to see you through the season in style. What's even better is it is free when you spend just £150 across fragrance, skincare or cosmetics either in-store or onlineThe specially created edit of luxury treats from their best niche and global beauty brands is a perfect present for yourself or a beauty lover and is worth £230! 

The gorgeous A/W 2014 metallic bag is filled with 22 indulgent beauty products from Ole Henriksen, REN and Eve Lom to Rodial, Dr. Hauschka and This Works. They have a limited amount of gift bags available so be quick if you want to snap one up as these are sure to sell out fast!

Full content of Harvey Nichols Beyond Beauty gift bag:

bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Cleansing Foam, 50ml
Macadamia Healing Oil Infused Comb
REN Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel, 25ml
OLE HENRIKSEN The Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths
ghd Style Final Fix Hairspray, 75ml
Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser, 5ml
SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Face Scrub, 20ml
EVE LOM Rescue Mask, 15ml
DR JACKSON’S Coconut Melt 04, 15ml
GINVERA Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream, 8g
Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Bath Essence, 10ml
BURT’S BEES Beeswax Lip Balm
VERSO Day Cream, 15ml
electric H2-1 Hydrate Shampoo, 30ml
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, 5ml
SANTAVERDE Aloe Vera Crème, 5ml
Agua De Colonia Bath & Shower Gel, 40ml
StriVectin-AR Advanced Retinol Eye Treatment, 5ml
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm, 5ml
butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer, 11ml
Revitalash Volumizing Primer
blinc Long Lash Dramatic Natural Lash Enhancer

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Monday, 8 December 2014

Victoria Beckham X Nails Inc


Victoria Beckham's collaboration with Nails Inc has launched today just in time for Christmas. The designer has created two exclusive nail shades for the brand: Judo Red (a vibrant tomato hue) and Bamboo White (a bone shade) - to go with her Japanese-inspired spring/summer 2015 collection. Victoria has customised the Nails Inc bottles with a chic frosted matte black and white outer layer. 

Victoria Beckham X Nails Inc are priced at £25 and are available today from Selfridges. What do you think to Victoria Beckham branching out in Beauty?
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Thursday, 4 December 2014

BIRCHBOX MAN LIMITED EDITION BOX


Birchbox have introduced their first limited edition Birchbox for Men! The box contains everything a man needs to look his best, from a combined hair and body wash to cologne and a luxurious anti-wrinkle serum to a pair of socks! The products are worth £58 but it costs just £25 and would make a perfect gift for Christmas!  
Want to know exactly what you're getting? Birchbox Man contains; Anthony Logistics High Performance Anti-Wrinkle Glycolic Peptide Serum (4ml), Gentlemen's Tonic Daily Moisturiser (50ml), English Laundry Notting Hill Atomiser (5ml), Noble Isle Lightning Oak Hair & Body Wash (30ml) or Fireside Bath & Shower Gel (30ml), Mazorin Face Scrub (150ml), Closed on Monday Deluxe Pomade (30ml), Richer Poorer Socks.
If your looking to treat yourself or a friend, Birchbox for a limited time only, are adding an exclusive beauty gift packed with 3 full-sized products worth £45 each with a 6 or 12 month gift subscription. Just visit Birchbox and use the code CHRISTMASWISHES at the checkout!
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Friday, 28 November 2014

BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!


Today (Friday 28th November) is Black Friday - the American shopping phenomenon whereby shoppers go crazy for huge retail reductions after Thanksgiving and it marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. I thought I would post some of the best UK online sales starting today and some until Cyber Monday... 

Selfridges - up to 20% off
Enter the code SELF14 online at Selfridges before 11.59pm on Sun 30 November 2014 to get 20% off fashion, homeware or accessories, or 10% off beauty, fragrance, watches, wine, tech and toys. You can collect in Selfridges stores for free! 

Marks & Spencer - up to 30% off
Starting today Fri 28 November Marks and Spencer is offering up to 30% off in a variety of departments. This includes selected men's, women's and children's fashion, homeware items, wines and gifts. This is available online until 11:59pm on Mon 1 December 2014. 

ASOS - up to 20% discount

ASOS are having a cyber weekend starting today with 20% off until Tues 2 December 2014 using the code 'CYBERWKND20'.

Superdrug - up to 50% discount
Starting today Fri 28 November Superdrug is offering up to 50% off until Cyber Monday 1 December 2014. 

River Island - 20% off everything!
Use the code 'TREAT28' from 11am until 3pm today Fri 28 November 2014 everything will be discounted online River Island by 20%!

House of Fraser - up to 40% discount
House of Fraser are offering up to 40% off from today until 11pm on Cyber Monday 1 December 2014 including 15% off make up. 

Let me know if you find any good bargains :)

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas Comes Early at Selfridges



Christmas has Comes Early at Selfridges! Enjoy up to 20% off your Christmas Shopping from 27th November – 30th November 2014. To redeem the voucher online at Selfridges simply enter the code SELF14 at checkout for your discount. It's the perfect time to buy your Christmas presents or treat yourself!



                                       
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Coloristiq Nail Polish Rental Service


Coloristiq is a new service allowing you to rent Nail Polishes instead of buying them. I have to admit my first thoughts were why would I do this? However thinking about it, it's very rare that I end up finishing a full bottle of nail polish as I am always discovering new shades or brands! It would be interesting for me to count how many polishes I own that are unloved or dried up! 

Coloristiq is a monthly subscription service for those that like to experiment with new colours and try professional quality brands such as OPI, Essie and China Glaze every month without the need to buy and store endless bottles. 

The polishes are delivered in a small cardboard box and are very well wrapped up in sturdy plastic wrapping. The colours I received were all from China Glaze 'Tip Your Hat', 'De-light' and 'Pine-ing for Glitter' which are all quite festive shades. I do hope that they extend their colour range, as it is limited at the moment and it's no surprise that I already own most of the colours listed on their website!

Subscribers simply select shades they wish to try and add to a wish list. Three bottles from the wish list is delivered to your door to enjoy at home for a period of 30 days costing £9.99 including postage and packaging. There is a fair use policy which allows you to use each bottle for three applications. You simply return the polishes for free after your 30 days to receive your next three colours! 

What do you think to this service? Would you rather rent nail polishes than buy?
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

POP ART COLLECTOR'S EDITION GLOSSYBOX





Thought I would share GLOSSYBOX's special Pop Art Collector's Edition box to give you a flavour of their limited edition boxes. I absolutely love the art work on the box and I was excited over a couple of the products inside the box too although I don't think the contents is thrilling. 

However, this month GLOSSYBOX have partnered with HARVEY NICHOLS for their Christmas Edit box bringing you the ultimate edit of beauty treats worth over £150! This box is AMAZING value for money and their best box to date, you can read my review here. If you are thinking of treating yourself or buying for a Christmas present then be quick to order as there is a limited number of boxes available! So onto the contents of the Pop Art Collector's edition box:

NUXE Creme Fraiche de Beaute Mask (*full size* worth £19.50)
I am a huge NUXE fan and I haven't tried this mask so I'm excited to receive this product and I'd be happy with this product alone! This is a 24hr moisturising mask which hydrates and soothes the skin, instantly reducing discomfort or redness.  

Etre Belle Cosmetics LipLift Peel (*full size* worth £12.95) 
I haven't heard about this brand before but looks interesting - a moisturising lip exfoliator. It is also quite a pricey product for such a small tube. 

So Susan Cosmetics Flutter Mascara (*full size* worth £14.95)
This is not a brand that I am familiar with and I am surprised by the price of this mascara as to me the packaging makes it look 'cheap'. 

Ciate London Paint Pot (*full size* worth £9)
I love Ciate polishes they are great quality and highly pigmented. I received the shade 'Talent Scout' which is a dark purple colour. 

Yves Rocher France Quelques Notes D'Amour (worth £5.50)
I am not a fan of the products I have tried from this brand so far. This scent encapsulates the feeling o falling in love through fusing notes of damascus rose, guaiac wood and patchouli.

Bonus Product: Rimmel London BB Cream Matte (worth £1.86)
This is a little bonus product but not for me as I find this BB cream quite orange on me! So I shall pass this on to a friend. 

Although I love the art work on this limited edition GLOSSYBOX I would be a little disappointed with the product selection, even though it contained four full sized products, if it wasn't for the NUXE face mask. I have totted up the value of the products and it comes to roughly £63.76 which for £10 (plus £2.95 P&P) is good value! You can find out more and order your own GLOSSYBOX here. Make sure you also check out the AMAZING Limited Edition Christmas Harvey Nichols for Glossybox here

What do you think of this special edition box?
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Monday, 24 November 2014

Personalised Christmas Sacks





These unique personalised Scandinavian style Santa sacks are the perfect addition to any fireplace or bedside for adding a magical touch this festive season. They are ideal for holding christmas presents and stocking fillers and are handmade in the UK from high-quaity, 100% cotton twill featuring a stag print design. 

The beautifully crafted wooden luggage tag which adorns the sack can be personalised with any name and the felt heart and a shiny jingle bell have been added for a traditional Christmas feel. 

The sack measures approx. 48cm X 75cm and are available from Little Bumpkins and cost £25 including free delivery but please give 7-10 days delivery time to make sure they arrive in enough time for Christmas!

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

GLOSSYBOX November 2014



Thought I would share what is in this month's November 2014 box. GLOSSYBOX have partnered with HARVEY NICHOLS for their Christmas Edit box bringing you the ultimate edit of beauty treats worth over £150! This box is AMAZING value for money costing £30 plus p&p, you can read my review here if you are thinking of treating yourself or buying for a Christmas present then be quick to order as there is a limited number of boxes available! So onto this month's GLOSSYBOX

Lollipops Make Up Eye Pencil (*full size* worth £14)
This is a new brand discovery for me from France and my first thoughts are I love the funky packaging and the product seems good quality and highly pigmented. This is a retractable eye pencil providing a deep colour finish with a long-lasting result. The pencil contains Vitamin E with anti-ageing and anti-radical action. 

Burt's Bees Lip Shine (*full size* worth £6.99) 
I love the Burt's Bees brand but not yet tried these lip shines which sound perfect for Winter being moisturising with a slight berry tint. This is 100% natural, sheer colour enriched with moisturising Apricot Wax glides on lips for a sweet and super shiny finish.  

H2O+ Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment (worth £2.20)
I have tried a few products from this spa-like range which is availble exclusively at Marks and Spencer. This is an oil-free moisture gel that delivers deep hydration while minimising the appearance of fine lines. 

MONU Skincare Refining Capri Facial Oil (worth £7.80)
I love this brand and enjoyed all the products I've tried so far! This is an invigorating facial oil to balance oily skin and decongest pores to ensure breakouts remain a thing of the past. 

Umberto Giannini Miracle Worker (*Full Size* worth £8)
This is dubbed as a miracle worker that uses age-old beauty ingredients that instantly and visibly transforms even the most dry, frizzy coarse hair. 

This month's GLOSSYBOX had a nice selection of products and included three full sized products. I am most excited about the Monu Skincare item and Burt's Bees Lip Shine as these are two brands that I absolutely love! I have totted up the value of the products and it comes to roughly £38.99 which for £10 (plus £2.95 P&P) is good value! You can find out more and order your own GLOSSYBOX here. Make sure you also check out the AMAZING Limited Edition Christmas Harvey Nichols for Glossybox here

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Friday, 21 November 2014

LIBERTY PRINT CHRISTMAS BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR




Liberty London have launched their Ultra Luxe Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar. It is the ultimate count-down to Christmas which each drawer offering a Liberty Beauty Hall treat each day in December. The front depicts the iconic London department store while inside the drawers in Liberty print house luxury beauty treats from NARS to Diptyque, REN and Laura Mercier!

Liberty Print Christmas Beauty Advert Calendar costs £149 but features £420 worth of Liberty beauty favourites and includes ten full-sized products alongside deluxe samples and exclusive treatment vouchers. The calendar includes the following products:

Aromatherapy Associates Rose Renewing Cleanser (30ml); C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve (22g); Deborah Lippmann Nail Varnish (15ml); Decléor Aroma Comfort (50ml); Dermalogica Precleanse (50ml); Diptyque Mini Baies Candle (70g); Dr Sebagh (20ml) Serum Repair; Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 (30ml); ESPA ProCleanser (30ml); Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser (50ml); Hourglass Mini Femme Rouge in Grace; Josh Wood £25 Voucher; Kai Body Lotion (50ml); Kiehl’s Crème de Corps (30ml); Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glace; Liberty Lavender Soap (200g); Malin & Goetz Rum Body Wash (30ml); Margaret Dabbs Nail & Cuticle Serum (15ml); NARS Mini Blush; Omorovicza Lip Balm (10ml); REN Express Make-Up Remover (50ml); Surratt Smokey Eye Baton; Trish McEvoy Line Refiner; Weleda Skin Food (30ml); Sisley 30 Minute Facial.

This one is expected to sell out quickly so order yours now here!
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Review: fBeauty Boutique London

The Facial Treatment Room 

FashionTV have launched fBeauty Boutique on South Molton Street, London. The boutique houses four private rooms offering facial treatments and a Beauty 'cocktail menu' of make-overs and hair styling to get you ready for any occasion. The store offers a small range of beauty products to purchase from HD Brows, Bellapierre Mineral Makeup, Cloud Nine, Embroylisse and Gold Elements. 

I was invited in to try out the services on offer last week which began with The Signature Gold Elements Facial (50 minutes priced at £100). This is an award-winning facial packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants. The facial was performed by Sam Meyre, who not only is a skin expert but offers advice on diet and lifestyle. Sam said that the open pores I have on my cheeks could mean I was lacking in iron and he suggested I eat more greens/spinach.    

Although luxurious Gold Element products were used, the facial focused on results rather than being a 'spa-like' relaxing experience. The facial began with a skin scan using a skin analysis machine and the treatment room felt clinical with bright lights and club music playing. Sam wore rubber gloves throughout the facial which I have not come across before but it is much more hygienic. My skin was left deeply cleansed after the D'or Facial Peel and felt soft and glowing after the treatment.

The end result after The Signature Gold Elements Facial and Hair & Makeup
To finish my makeover, the lovely and talented makeup artist Natasha Daniel mixed and matched two looks from their Beauty Cocktail Menu - 'Golden Cadillac' gold and black smokey eye makeup with 'Sparkling Black Russian' bouncy wavy hair (Hair & Makeup takes 1 hour and is priced at £50). 

I was impressed with the finished look and it took the ease out of getting ready in a hurry for an event I was attending that evening. If you have a party or special occasion to get ready for I would recommend visiting the boutique and let the hair and beauty experts take care of you whilst you only need to think about sipping champagne!  

fBeauty Boutique
12 South Molton Street
Mayfair, London
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Monday, 10 November 2014

GLOSSYBOX for HARVEY NICHOLS - The Christmas Edit

GLOSSYBOX have partnered with HARVEY NICHOLS this Christmas to bring you the ultimate edit of beauty treats worth over £150! The box is bursting with the most popular beauty brands and products available from their iconic beauty hall. 

The box is AMAZING value as 'Show Beauty' full size product is £30 alone! This limited edition box would make a great gift to yourself or a beauty loving friend for Christmas! I would recommend ordering asap as there is only a limited number of boxes and this will sure enough sell out quickly! The box costs £30 plus P&P for existing subscribers and will be available to order from 17th November 2014 from GLOSSYBOX whilst stocks last   



Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (worth £17.40)
Laura Mercier's lightweight, creamy gel to be applied prior to foundation, to prepare the skin and create an invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements. This is a generous sized sample and I look forward to trying to create the perfect canvas for makeup application.

Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum (worth £19.17)
This is a pricey Dermalogica product I am yet to try and again is a generous sized sample. This night-time supercharged peptide serum contains Argan and Rose oils to help increase luminosity, and encourage collagen-producing activities to help minimise fine lines.

NARS Mini Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (worth £13.90)
NARS Satin Lip Pencil is rich in bright pigments that are drenched in decadent moisture for an ultra-creamy finish achieving maximum coverage. Every subscriber will receive the same shade 'Rikugien' which is a rose pink colour.  

Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser (worth £15)
This moisturiser is an advanced formula that revitalises and renews skin for naturally younger looking skin using stem cell technology. I have not tried anything from this bee venom range and this is an extremely pricey product so looking forward to testing if I can see any results!

Benefit They're Real Mascara (worth £6.88)
Benefit's jet black, long-wearing formula that won't smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had! This mascara is amazing and I'm happy to have a mini to add to my makeup bag. 

Macadamia Oil (worth £1.75)
Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment is a therapeutic oil for all hair types. It's instantly absorbed, lightweight and non-greasy and provides intense nourishment, leaving hair ultra-smooth, manageable and shiny. 

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (worth £20.25)
A dynamic anti-aging cream which dramatically increases the skin's elasticity, suppleness and hydration levels. This high tech cream penetrates the skin's layers at a deeper level. This moisturiser is a favourite of mine so I'm happy to have a mini tube to use when I'm travelling. 

La Coupe Intensive Hair Repair (*full size* worth £3.50)
A luxurious deep treatment infused with a hydrating blend of certified organic coconut oil, macadamia oil and cocoa seed butter for weightless yet deep hydration. I have not heard of this brand before but is right up my street being paraben free and claims to rehydrate dry hair. 

Harvey Nichols Mini Scented Candle (worth £7.50)
The Harvey Nichols Mini Candle set compromises four scents: Dining, Party, Bathing and Sleeping. Your candle is the perfect introduction to the set. I am obsessed with candles so I'm extremely happy to receive this! 
Show Beauty Premier Dry Shampoo (*full size* worth £30)
I have not tried this brand but read many rave reviews of this product so I'm excited to try! This dry shampoo is super pricey but promises to add body and texture to hair whilst soaking up excess oils, dirt and odours. It leaves hair shiny and glossy not matte like some other dry shampoos can look chalky which I'm not a fan of. 

O.P.I Viking Nail Polish (*full size* worth £12)
Inspired by the volcanic rock in Iceland. Every subscriber will receive the same shade 'Viking In a Vinter Vonderland' which is a deep purple colour.  

I think this is THE BEST Glossybox to date - It is a nice selection of luxury and pampering products for the winter season, I love all the brands and products and it is superb value for money! Be quick to order as there are only a limited amount of these special boxes available and will surely sell out very quickly! You can find out more and order your own GLOSSYBOX here. 


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Monday, 3 November 2014

BIRCHBOX NOVEMBER 2014

November is the month of fireworks, bonfires, snuggle nights in and generally just wrapping up and staying warm at home. Here is a sneak peak at November's Birchbox 'Cosy at Home' - an edit of products that were specially chosen with the ultimate beauty night-in in mind. There is also going to be a special limited edition men's box out mid-November! I have a special Birchbox treat to share with you: save £5 off your first box just quote the code BBXCosy at the shopping cart. This month's contents...



Jane Iredale Purelash Lash Extender & Conditioner (worth £7)
This product looks interesting - a lash primer, conditioner that lengthens and strengthens lashes and to be worn before applying mascara. 

Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask (worth £3.50)
Rejuvenate your hair with this luxurious mask packed full of nourishing argan oil, honey, amber and crushed pearls. I'm looking forward to using these masks and these little pots are great for travelling with. I received two mini sample pots of the mask to try.

Weleda Lavender Relaxing Body Oil (worth £1.49)
I have tried a few Weleda products and always been impressed and I'm looking forward to trying this relaxing body oil! This is a natural smoothing organic oil eases away tension and calms the skin to help get a peaceful nights sleep. 

OPI Coca-Cola Red Nail Polish  *Full Size* (worth £11.95)
Part of OPI's limited edition Coca-Cola collection, this iconic, classic red is perfect for every occasion. OPI' exclusive ProWide Brush allows for an easy, steak-free application!

Dr. Jart + Pore Refine Recover Primer *Full Size*  (worth £15.95)
Treat, heal and conceal with this mattifying primer that minimises imperfections for a flawless make-up base. I really loved the Dr Jart BB Cream so look forward to trying this after moisturising and before makeup. 

Montezuma's Mini Bar *Lifestyle Extra*  (worth 71p)
An indulgent treat from Montezuma - mini Milk Chocolate bar made from the finest organic cocoa beans.

This month's selection is a lovely selection of pampering treats and I totted up the value £40.60 which is amazing value for £10 plus £2.95 P&P. I also think this would make a wonderful gift for Christmas for a beauty lover. 

Visit Birchbox to find out more and you can save £5 off your first box just quote the code BBXCosy. Are you a BIRCHBOX subscriber? What do you think to this month's contents?
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Friday, 10 October 2014

Current Favourite Nail Products


There are a few brilliant nail products I have been using lately so I thought I would group them together and share with you my Top 5, as some make life a little easier!

Nails Inc Corrector Pen
This pen has a nib soaked with nail polish remover. It is a must-have when applying nail polish as it allows you to quickly clean up mistakes and straighten your polish application around the cuticle area. Nails Inc Corrector Pen costs £11 and comes with extra nibs and is available from Debenhams; Selfridges; and lookfantastic.com.

Revlon Liquid Quick Dry
It's annoying when you have just painted your nails then you go to pick something up and smudge one! Well not anymore - A few drops of this Revlon Liquid Quick Dry over each nail after applying your top coat instantly dries nail polish and protects againsts nicks and smudges! It contains Vitamins C and E to provide antioxidant protection and 'nail friendly' pro-vitamin B5 that helps to provide condition to nails. This is a recent discovery and works amazingly well over any nail polish! Revlon Liquid Quick Dry costs £6.49 and is available from Boots.com.

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
This is a natural treatment for the nails that intensively nourishes and moisturises nails and cuticles. It's important to moisturise nails and cuticles to keep them in tip top condition and massaging natural oils into cuticles can help nails grow quicker. I have tried many different cuticle creams but this is my favourite and it not only sinks in nicely, is non-greasy and smells incredible like fresh lemons! Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream costs £5.99 and is available from Boots.com, John Lewis and lookfantastic.com.

O.P.I Nail Envy
This Nail treatment does a fabulous job of repairing and strengthening nails, allowing you to grow longer nails in the process. I began using this after my nails becoming weakened after having Gel Nails applied and they quickly repaired my nails back to a strong and healthy condition. I simply applied one coat of this every day for 14 days and I now use this treatment as a base coat under nail polish. O.P.I Nail Envy costs £12 and is available from Debenhams, ASOS and Selfridges.

Tom Pellereau Stylfile 2 - 3 in 1 S File
I was shown this new Stylfile 2 at a special preview over Tea & Cake with Inventor Tom a few months ago but wasn't able to talk about it at the time ;) I reviewed the original Stylfile a few years ago, and this is an improved version features a 3 in 1 system with an added cuticle pusher and orange stick.  The curved file follows the nails natural shape, making it easier to file your nails. One side of the file is abrasive to file your nails and the other surface is smoother to buff over the nails and tips. Tom Pellereau Stylfile 2 - 3 in 1 S File costs £4.49 and is available from Boots.com.

What are your current favourite nail products?
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Thursday, 25 September 2014

GLOSSYBOX & KAREN MILLEN September 2014





GLOSSYBOX have partnered up with KAREN MILLEN this month to create a limited edition London skyline box. I love the London skyline illustration and I'm pleased with the contents as it features some new interesting products that I haven't tried! Inside the box...

ModelCo More Brows Fibre Gel (*full size* worth £14.95)
This innovative brush-on fibre gel gives the appearance of fuller, thicker brows instantly. I'm not a fan of the fibre mascaras as I find they irritate my eyes but I'm really interested in trying this out. It looks quite similar to the Benefit version. However, it does seem pricey for such a small tube!


L'Oreal Professional Mythic Masque (worth £5.80) 
A hair masque to intensely nourish and replenish the hair. I am excited to try this as I love the Mythic Hair oil from the same range and I had no idea they made a masque. This is quite a decent sized sample too. 

SkinPep Enzyme and Acid Peel and Eye Cream (Acid Peel worth £6.10 and Eye Cream worth £6.49)
I haven't heard of this brand but the products sound interesting and I'm looking forward to trying. These products are super expensive!

Nails inc Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat (*full size* worth £12)
I like Nails inc polishes and not tried a matte top coat but this sounds fabulous to turn any nail polish colour to a matte finish. 

Origins Anti-Aging Power Serum (worth £24)
This age-fighting serum claims to help visibly reduce lines and wrinkles in just 2 weeks! This is also a pretty decent sized sample!

This month's box had a great selection of products as recently the boxes have become a little boring. I loved the illustration on the box but the KAREN MILLEN partnership is disappointing. It would have been nice to have had a small item from KAREN MILLEN rather than a £25 discount voucher when spending £150 in-store. I have totted up the value of the products and it comes to roughly £69.34 which for £10 (plus £2.95 P&P) is brilliant value! You can find out more and order your own GLOSSYBOX here. 

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