Monday, 29 August 2011

False nails for less then the price of a sandwich!

Lets face it beauty can be expensive, getting a false set of nails in a salon can set you back from around £20 - £30. So why not fake it, and do it yourself!

Kiss every day french nail kit gives you 24 false nails worth £8 for only £1. It comes in ten sizes and has a pink gel glue and manicure strip file included.

To get this fab beauty buy just type "kissme" when checking out at Halfpriceperfumes.Go now!


Monday, 22 August 2011

Free Revlon Lipgloss!

If you're looking for a little pick me up to help you get through the Monday blues then why not check out this offer where you can get a free Revlon mix and mingle lip gloss (you do have to pay postage and packaging)

The creamy multi tonal lip gloss is tinted in juicy spring colours and natural shades, perfect for giving off that lipstick look without lipstick. You can wear them individually, layered of blended with another product.

Use the code 'freerevlon' to get your free lip gloss. This is part of the halfpriceperfumes newsletter, but you should still be able to apply for your free Revlon lip gloss!


Friday, 19 August 2011

Blog Interview with the Editor of Fabulicious!

Some of you may be new to Blog interviews - a way of linking blogs up and sharing useful tips and insight. My first blog interview is with Sarah Berryman, the editor of I Am Fabulicious a fun, beauty blogging website that really describes the epitome of beauty. Log on now to find amazing beauty competitions, useful tips and well constructed reviews.

  1. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?

Im a 26 years old, married, living in Essex and working in Media in London. I have a 3 year old cocker spaniel called Dexter and I love make up, celebrity gossip and sweets!

2, Your site is an inspiration to budding blog writers, how did you get to where you are today?

Through hard work and determination. I started my blog a long time ago but didn’t put any love into it. I knew I wanted to write but thought ‘whose going to read this’, so I started writing for an online magazine. Sadly that didn’t work out so at the end of May I went back to my Blog and decided to make it something special and something to be proud of.

I spend literally all of my spare time working on my blog, be it attending product launches, press days, or researching, writing, testing and photographing products. Blogging is a full time job in itself sometimes!
3. What inspired you to write your blog?

My love and passion for writing and my love and passion for beauty!
4. What tips could you give other blog writers as to how they could get their blogs up in the ranks and gain more visitors/comments etc?

Your blog  shouldn’t be about gaining more visitors and comments. If anyone reads your blog you should feel lucky and proud as with the thousands of other blogs out there its no mean feat!

Just make sure you spend time on your blog- create interesting, engaging and original content. Do your research- see what people are interested in reading about.

5. what do you do when you're not working on your blog?

Eat and sleep! No seriously, I love spending time at home ( im a real homebody) seeing my family and relaxing with a good film.

6. How would you describe your blogging style?

As intelligent, creative, honest and informative.

7. I see you have a lot of product reviews on your site, did you get companies to send you samples and if so how did you gain the respect and appreciation of companies to send you products?
The majority of the products I review I have paid for out of my hard earned cash!

Occasionally a PR company will contact me and ask if I am interested in reviewing an item, or I may see an item that I think is fab and will contact them for a press release and to get more info.

8. What networking do you do that you feel helps your blogging business?

Cover as many social networking platforms as you can- Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, You tube.
9.. What was the most challenging moment in your blog content development process and why?

Getting to grips with technology! Im a huge technophobe so trying to get used to the mechanics of how to blog was the most challenging.

10. A lot of people are interested in blogging for the money earning potential. What are some tips for people interesting in making money from blogging? What are some realistic expectations in regards to what can be made?
I have literally no idea- I blog because I love it, not to make money

11. What’s your take on sponsored reviews?

I don’t have an opinion either way. Each to her own.

12. How do you keep coming up with material/content for your blog? Many people struggle with coming up with different articles/posts and they only have one blog.

Im never stuck with ideas- there are always new, interesting and exciting products out there. There is always exciting celebrity beauty news, nothing stands still and I find myself daily wanting to write at least 10 different posts! 


Monday, 15 August 2011

Have I got a treat for you!

If you're on a budget makeup probably goes on the bottom of your buy list. With deals like Halfpriceperfumes offer however you can still get the best at a fraction of the price. Offering products like Rimmel Jelly lip gloss, Rimmel 1000 kisses stay on lip liner, Rimmel lasting finish kiss all for only £1 and more.

Check out the amazing Rimmel products here 

Also if you want a goody bag full of Boots products including Prestige and 17 for only £5 check out this link 


Sunday, 14 August 2011

Three of the best concealers to try

If like me you have industrial strength dark circles under your eyes you will probably have tried every product under the sun trying to get rid of them. Either the concealer is too light and makes you look like a panda ala YSL touche eclat, or its so dark it looks ridiculous.

Today  i'm reviewing three of the best (that I have found so far). I far in and out of love with them at various points as they start to fail at their job etc but they're better then the rest!

Benefit Erase Paste
This lovely little pot of goodness is a liquid concealer with a medium consistency that does pretty well to cover the redness under my eyes. You can apply with your fingers or a brush in a gentle patting motion and just use a little to cover up the problem area. Whilst the product covers pretty well I do find it to be quite light in comparison to the rest of my face which makes the concealer quite obvious. Also it doesn't last as long as I ideally would like it to. I'd give it a 3.5/5. Benefit products are quite pricey but you can get it for an amazing £10 at Trinity Divinity

  • Easy to apply
  • Good consistency
  • Covers dark circles
  • If you apply more then you need your circles will be highlghted rather then hidden
  • Doesn't blend in with the outer areas all that well
  • Quite expensive
Estee Lauder Ideal Light
Now this little baby I have a love/hate affair with. It's such a light liquidy consistency that you really don't know it's there and your dark circles are hidden by a light reflecting sheen. However I feel that the concealer doesn't really last long and by lunchtime the cracks are starting to show. Have you ever noticed how when you take a picture of yourself at the beginning of the day and your makeups perfect that you have a real glow to yourself? Try that again at 6pm and see the result you get - that's all down to the makeup and I feel that whilst this concealer has a great instant effect it doesn't last more then a couple of hours. I'd give it a 3/5. Whilst Estee Lauder is quite pricey you can get it for a good price at Yes Style for £22 (really not a cheap product!)


  • Very light texture
  • Goes on really easily
  • Gives off a lovely sheen which knocks off the light under your eyes
  • Doesn't last!
  • Can be quite expensive depending on where you buy it
Benefit Booing 
Years ago I was recommended this by a old friend and as she said it was the best she tried I thought i'd give it a go. The concealer claims to be a industrial strength concealer and when the lady applied it in the shop it really seemed to do the trick. The consistency is really quite thick and less is really more on this product or it will look caked on. The concealer works really well at covering dark shadows but after a while I guess it just slips off and you find yourself needing to touch it up again. I have used both primer and powder to fix it down but its completely resistant, so yet to find a perma solution concealer! I will however give this a 3.5/5 for its hiding power. You can find Benfit Boiing for a bargain £8.50! at Trinity Divinity 


  • Does really well at covering up resistant dark circles
  • Easy to apply
  • Smooth results
  • Apply to much and you'll find yourself in a caking situation!
  • Takes a certain knack to apply properly
Now as it takes a lot to impress me and I love trying new things I've just bought a brand new Lancome concealer, and i'm hoping for £20 it will blow my socks off! The review will be up very shortly so watch this space!


Saturday, 6 August 2011

Potatoe and Sausage casserole - homemade sumptuousness

Potatoes go into many recipes that we all think of as comforting or delicious, take Shepherds pie for example or even Pie and mash. I'm a sucker for potatoes myself and love coming up with new and exciting ways of using potatoes as a base to create something that's even better then the last recipe.

Casseroles are a sumptous and yummy dish with a warmth that will last on in you for the rest of the night, which is why I decided to create a sausage and potatoe casserole. The sausage gives off a nice tasty kick whilst the potatoes add a crunchy, but enduring texture to the dish.

You'll need:
  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan; fry the potatoes and sausages for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the pepper and onion and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Turn the sausages occasionally until browned.
  4. Add the pasta sauce to the saucepan along with 1-2 tbsp of water
  5. Cover and cook for 5 minutes before serving 
The casserole with serve 4 people and should be in the oven for around 15 mins. Tuck in!

Too much emphasis is placed on 'i want' rather then 'i will'. I firmly believe if you want something enough you should do your damn hardest to chase your dreams and get there. I want to make a name for myself but instead of just sitting there and waiting for it to come to me I'm chasing the dream.

So if you want to go to the theatre - go. If you want to explore the Himalayas - go. Don't leave it to the moment when its too late and you're making a now list as the last thing you do

Comments welcomed!

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