Friday, 22 August 2014

Accessorize Aqua Marine 3d nail manicure review


Accessorize 3D Nail Manicure in Aqua Marine gives you everything you need to create stand out nails without paying through the roof.

At only £6.00 you'll get a light green nail varnish with a pot of shimmery turquoise glitter specks. With a simple guide on how to get started on the back I gave my toes a little update.

1. Paint your nails
2. Dust the glitter on to each nail so it is completely covered
3. Pat the glitter together to make it more compact

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Birchbox August review and reveal


Bored of Glossybox? Perhaps it's time to try Birchbox, the upper class, more sophisticated monthly beauty box.

If you were reading this blog a few years ago you'll probably remember my posts on Birchbox. It started off with Carmine, a really fun beauty box that only ran for a few months. They were bought out by Jolie box and then renamed to the now Birchbox. Initially I wasn't too impressed but after seeing a offer for six months of Birchbox for 6 months I decided to give them another go.


So here's the low down.

August is of course holiday season and Birchbox wanted to reflect that in this months box. It comes with a really cute insert to help you getting ready for your holiday including a packing list, advice on a easy summer up do and the best products to keep your skin looking great this summer. I love the little wash bag it comes in and feel it certainly makes a change to the traditional draw string cloth bags.


Dead Sea Spa Magik Refreshing Bath Shower Gel
A luxurious multi purpose body wash/bath gel that helps to moisturise the skin and leave it smelling great.

On sale for £7.15

Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect
Does your hair love to tangle when it's wet? This super handy conditioning spray helps to make your life easier by detangling and protecting your hair from heat and sun damage.

On sale for £20.00

Liaison De Parfum
It may not be cheap but it certainly seems pretty and is perfect for adding a little romance into life and travel.

On sale for a eye watering £105.00

Sarah Mcnamara Beauty New York Miracle Skin Transformer Hydroactive Microderm
Get skin looking tip top with this skin friendly exfoliator. With micronised magnesium-oxide crystal and natural extracts the product works to smooth, refine and polish for gorgeous summer skin.

On sale for £25.00

Wild About Beauty Powder Eyeshadow
She might not be in the charts anymore but Louise Redknapp has been busy making her name in the beauty world. Wild About Beauty is a long lasting, satin textured eyeshadow from Louise and Kim Jacob's new range. It's all paraben free y'know.

On sale for £13.00

The Proposal by Tasmina Perry
It's only a taster but Chapter 1 of this romantic comedy is destined to get you rushing out to buy the book. Spanning 1950's London and present day NYC this spellbinding and romantic novel will draw you in.

On sale for £7.99 

Get your Birchbox here
Monday, 18 August 2014

Makeup Revolution Intense Salvation Lip Lacquer A Love Like That review


 If you haven't heard of Makeup Revolution yet you soon will!

Makeup Revolution is one of the latest budget brands to hit the shelves offering quality without the large price tags.

Currently available exclusively online and at certain Superdrug stores there's a fantastic range of lipsticks and eyeshadow, with a  supporting range of other products.

With the most expensive item, a Awesome Eye Palette in Nude and Smoked at £12.00 I'm amazed at how cheap the products are. I feel that this brand is very similar to MUA and I  loved MUA's innovative budget buys when they first launched.

With a real love for all things lipstick I really wanted to try Makeup Revolution's lip lacquer and thought I'd give A Love Like That a go. The product aims to give intense colours, high shine and long lasting gloss and leave lips looking kiss-tastic.

The product comes in pretty fancy gold packaging with professional branding but I did feel the lip title Salvation Intense seemed to look odd and out of place.
The colour slips on easily and my lips didn't look overly sticky so it was more matte then some lip lacquers that I have tried. The ruby red shade left my lips smooth and shiny although it did seem to smudge quite easily, especially on the corner of my mouth. After a few hours the lacquer had pretty much disappeared so it's got a relative short shelf life of around 4 hours.

Makeup Revolution's Lip Lacquer A Love Like That doesn't promise you the world and disappoint you. It's a average product and is great for casual wear that won't break the bank.

Get yours online at Makeup Revolution
I give it 3/5

Advantages
  • Fantastic budget buy
  • Not as sticky as other lip lacquers I've tried
 Disadvantages
  • Seemed to smudge quite easily
  • Short shelf life
Saturday, 16 August 2014

Win a fantastic pamper package


Are you feeling stressed?

Perhaps you'd like to chill out with this lovely pamper package competition prize.

With everything you need to put your feet up and pamper yourself you'll soon be feeling like your old self again.

Included in the prize are:
  • I Love...Mango and Papaya Mini Box of Love
  • Cadburys Dairy Milk Oreo bar
  • Sparkly green nail varnish
  • Beauty tool kit
To enter you need to follow the instructions on the rafflecopter below. The competition will end on 17th September 2014 at 12am. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Friday, 15 August 2014

Give your nails a holiday with Summer Holidays nail tutorial

We're all going on a Summer holiday, where our dreams can come true. Whether you're heading off to Barbados or good old Bognor we all get that holiday feeling. Now your nails can feel it too with this fun Summer holiday inspired nail tutorial.

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