A UK FASHION, STYLE & BEAUTY BLOG

30/11/2012

FRIDAYS FACE


Ok, so i'm cheating. This is Mondays face but i'm back home without a charged camera!

FACE: Ginvera BB cream (review here) // Blush - Look Beauty ''Flush'' //  Bronzer - Soleil Tan De Chanel (review here)  Highlighter - Technic 'Highlights' (review here)  // Eyebrows - HD brows (review here) // EYES:  Mascara - Benefit Bad Gal Lash  // Bottom lash - Clinique bottom lash mascara // Eyeliner - L'Oreal Superliner // OTHER: Jumper/Hat - Primark
 
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29/11/2012

RIVER ISLAND ARM CANDY


WATCH - £25* // BRACELET - £4*

I love River Island, but i don't get chance to shop there much as i don't think the Leeds store is that great. So whilst i had chance to pop in to their store on Oxford Street i decided to dedicate some time looking around. It didn't take me long to fall in love with their watches and notice the gold and silver skull watch and bracelet. I love my silver Alexander McQueen skull bracelets but my arm candy collection is missing gold skulls so i knew these two would do the trick nicely. I'm really pleased with my purchases and i can see me getting a lot of wear out of them!
 
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26/11/2012

LIZ EARLE LEEDS STORE & TREATMENT REVIEW


Founded in 1995, Liz Earle was born after two friends put their cosmetics knowledge together to come up with an affordable yet pampering skincare range. Fast forward 17 years, Liz Earle is one of the most popular  cosmetic brands on the market and if you've been living under a rock, you'll know that their cleanse and polish is the holy grail among us bloggers. 

Mainly available online, Liz Earle has branched out to department store John Lewis and most recently Boots, but they do have 4 stand alone stores across the UK. A couple of weeks ago i was invited down to the Liz Earle in Leeds to try their signature facial and have a general look around the store.

It was a raining Monday afternoon so i welcomed the warmth and glorious scents from around the store and was kindly welcomed by the lovely girls who work there. The store is massive, across 3 floors with the top floor taken up by the treatment rooms. Every shelf is stocked full, the shop floor was always tidy and they girls were helpful with any questions i had. 

At my appointment time i was lead upstairs to their very calming and quiet waiting room where i was asked to fill out a skincare questionnaire and asked what i wanted to get from the treatment. Having pretty good skin already, i was just interested to learn more about Liz Earle and to see what the signature facial was about. The girl who was doing my treatment was wonderful, we chatted for about 15 mins prior to the treatment about my skin and what she would be doing step by step and with which products which was really helpful to know.

I won't go in to detail about my skin, it's pretty uneventful anyway but she did remove a few blackheads from around my nose, cheek and chin. A couple of days later i did break out a little bit on my chin, but that soon cleared up and two weeks later i haven't had a single spot on my face which is pretty unusual for me at this time of year because of the cold weather. The blurb about the signature facial was spot on, so i won't repeat it here too. The 90 minutes flew by and before i knew it was walking back down the stairs with a massive smile on my face feeling very refreshed and chilled. 

I know £90 i s a lot to some people, especially for a treatment but i whole heartily recommend it if you're looking for the ultimate pamper sesh. I'm booking my mum in for Mothers day next year as i know she'll love it and i think if you get the chance to try it you should as i promise you won't regret it. Thanks again Liz Earle    i feel very lucky to have tried something so lovely. 

Disclaimer: I did receive the treatment for free but i'm under no obligation to blog about it. I thought some of you might find it helpful if you're considering trying Liz Earle products or the facial.
 
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23/11/2012

FRIDAYS FACE

FACE: Avon Flawless (review here) // Blush - eBay palette (review here) //
Highlighter - Technic 'Highlights' (review here) // Eyebrows - HD brows 
(review here) // Lipstick - Look Beauty 'Berry Vamp' // EYES: New Cid Cosmetics
(review here)  // NYX Jumbo Pencil - Milk // Mascara - YSL Singulier
// Eyeliner - L'Oreal Superliner // OTHER: Jumper - Charity Shop
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22/11/2012

PRODUCT OVERVIEW - FONT COVER DARK ARTS SET

Front Cover Dark Arts - £25*

This literally popped through my letterbox less than an hour ago and i couldn't wait to show you because it's just amazing! Part of their A/W collection this Dark Arts set from Front Cover comes complete with 4 nail polishes, 3 sets of printed nail stickers, 1 nail art brush, nail decorations in pots, their new dotting tool and then all your nail accessories. This set is absolutely perfect for nail lovers out there, you'll be able to create a wide range of looks for any occasion from your standard painted nails, to 3D embellishments and detailed designs with the sticker, which lets be honest look amazing and time friendly! I obviously haven't had chance to try this all yet, but i will be trying out all the products and giving reviews over the next couple of months! I've used Front Cover products before and have one of their eye shadow sets so i'm pretty excited to see how this compares.

Have you tried Front Cover? Which is your favourite item from them? 
 
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21/11/2012

WISHLIST... EBAY BASKET THE CHRISTMAS HOME EDITION

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16 // 17 // 18
A couple of months ago i posted a home version of the eBay basket posts which went down really well and ever since #2 as been requested, a lot. I had planned on doing that today, but after sending out a tweet asking if people would like to see a Christmas themed one instead, well you can see what everyone said... So have a cuppa tea, leave the cold behind and embrace the Christmas spirit with this selection of home goodies! I should add that most of these items come in other designs and colours. Have fun! 
 
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20/11/2012

PRODUCT REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - ME ME ME NAIL VARNISHES


This collection is the perfect set for fabulous a/w nails. The box comes with 4 metallic shimmer shades, i personally think the sparkly red and green would be perfect for Christmas! The formula is quite thick, apart from the gold/green one which did need a couple coats. There are 12mls of product and thanks to the wide brush a little goes a long way. I love Me Me Me polishes, i have a few in my collection and think they're good value for money. This set would make the perfect stocking filler too for those beauty lovers out there. 

This collection came to me via the guys at findmeagift which is an amazing site full of gift ideas. Every Christmas i use the site to find the perfect stocking fillers for my friends and family and there are thousands of products to pick from with a varied price range. There's things for him, her and them, full of nice presents, joke presents and everything in between. It's honestly a fab place to visit and if you're stuck for gift ideas then i suggest you check it!

To enter the giveaway all you need to do is comment telling me your favourite shade from the collection and then an email address in which i can contact you on. Giveaway will end a week today and i'll annouce the winner via Twitter 27/11. Normal rules apply, you must be a follow of my blog!

 
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19/11/2012

L'OCCITANE MAGICAL XMAS

LIMITED EDITION CHRISTMAS BOXES 
Whilst down in London a couple of weeks ago, i popped along to L'Occitane to have a look at their Christmas products and check out their store in Covent Garden. Always offering a fab selection of Christmas boxes and this year is no exception, you can pick from ones such as the Delightful Almond Collection, Relaxing Lavender, Divine Rejuvenating and the Delicate Cherry Blossom Collection. But they're just my favourites, there's loads more to fall in love with too. I'm fairly new to the goodness of L'Occitane but so far i'm really loving their products, i have the shea butter collection and it's so lovely and perfect for A/W skin!

Which is your favourite product from L'Occitane? Will you be adding any of these to your Christmas lists?
 
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