Thursday, 31 January 2013

Soap & Glory Supercat Extreme Eyeliner Pen

Featuring our unique INKJET™ colour release & Gloss–Fix™ finish to give a rich and intense colour. The foolproof marker tip creates two looks - Fine point for a natural look or thick edge adds a dramatic flash!

I've tried a lot of liquid eyeliners over the past few years, as you may notice.. in all my looks i have winged eyeliner, i've been using my trusty liquid eyeliner than i was sent from Born Pretty Store over the past year and never really found one better.
Whilst i was in Boots a couple weeks back i thought i'd check out the Soap & Glory make up stand and i spotted this.. The Soap & Glory SuperCat Extreme Eyeliner Pen..
I paid £6 for this eyeliner and i've tried loads of Soap & Glory products before and the quality of them is normally amazing so i couldn't resist popping this into my basket.
I'm normally quite fussy when it comes to eyeliners i like the pen to be quite sturdy and be able to create thick, thin and medium lines and i was beyond happy when this eyeliner didn't disappoint.
I've now found a alternative to my previous liquid eyeliner, if not.. better.
The precision and accuracy is probably the best out of all liquid eyeliners i've tried, used lightly and it creates a nice thin line or use slightly more heavy to create a thicker line.

Soap & Glory currently have 3 for 2 on all cosmetics, so i'm defiantly going to pick another one of these up.

Have you tried any of the Soap & Glory make up?... If so, what's your favourite?
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Black and Gold

I noticed only the other day, just how much dark make up i wore on my eyes..  I don't go crazy but i do however wear dark eyeshadow especially black, liquid eyeliner and kohl liner around my eyes then topping it off with mascara. - I decided i needed a change and wanted my make up to look a bit more natural.. 
I now wear a light golden eyeshadow, liquid eyeliner to do my lash line and wing the sides, fill in my water line and then add a few coats of mascara, compared to before i think i look a lot more natural.. in my opinion anyway, others around me probably haven't noticed any different.
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Monday, 28 January 2013

Red Carpet Dramatic Eye Look

I've always loved the look of the Eye Rock tattoo's and transfers, would i ever personally wear them? no.  But, if i ever had an event to go to that i could simply get away with these then hell yes i would wear them.  They are possibly the most simple and easiest eye tattoo's and transfers that i have ever tried.  I've only ever tried doing eye tattoo's once, and that was back in college a few years ago, it didn't go well but however awesome they looked on the packaging was how i thought they would stay.. only on the packaging.
I was set a challenge by Ladbrokes to do a red carpet worthy dramatic eye look to help celebrate their launch of Ladbrokes Diamond Slot Game.
I was sent these transfer's and tattoo to help me along my way, and also a £50 Boots gift card so that i could purchase whatever i needed to get this look done.
- My lovely sister of course was my guinea pig and helped me model, i apologise to her as i did stick the adhesive on her eyebrows,  sorry Rach.
 The first look i did was with the lace eye tattoo, they are really simple to apply just cut and shape to fit, using a damp piece of cotton wool gently wet the back of the tattoo and keep doing so until the tattoo is fully transferred. - My sister did her own foundation for this look, we didn't end up going for the items i purchased as they shades i picked weren't right for her skin tone. 
Most of the items i did end up picking up for this whole look wasn't used apart from the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush, which was applied over the top of her existing shade, i felt as though the stuff i did buy didn't fit in with the whole look despite that they are great items which i will be keeping for other tutorials.
I actually really liked the look of both of these Eye Rock's.. The Eye Rock Sparkle which is the one featured above is definitely more for those who just want to keep it simple but add some finishing touches and can be used over again where as for the Eye Rock Eye Tattoo in Lace was a bit more daring and would be great for events or parties.

Which is your favourite, and which one is Red Carpet worthy to you?

* Items shown in this post was sent to me for this challenge,
I have not been compensated for this post.
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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Business Cards - Giveaway

I'm so excited about writing this post i just don't know where to start... I've wanted to get myself some new business card's for such a long long time, my old one's.. as much as i loved them had all my old details on so i needed some new one's with my updated info on. - another thing, for the purpose of this post i have blurred out my mobile number which was on the back of the business card's.
Anyway, I was offered 1000 cards with my own design on it, 400msg thick and also matte laminated. When they arrived i have to admit, i've never been so excited for a parcel in my life, the quality of the cards is simply amazing, they are so thick and you can just tell that they are great quality, the look and the feel of the cards just makes me so happy.. AND it could also make you as happy to.. as Instant Print have been so lovely as to offer my amazing readers a giveaway..
There will be 4 winners and i've listed all the information on how to enter below :)

The giveaway is for UK only (sorry international followers)..

To enter:
- Follow Miss Holly via GFC
- Leave a comment below telling me you have done so, with your GFC name and email address. (also your blog URL if you have one)..

Extra entries:
- Follow me on Twitter and Facebook (links are at the top of my blog) - +1
- Also in the comments, tell me what you would use your business card's for?.. weather that's for your blog, or your new business.. +2

Terms and conditions:
- There will be 4 winners, and will be contacted via email.
- Winners will need to submit their design using one of the supplied templates (Photoshop, Art's Illustrator and In Design) - and you can choose weather you want it to be matte or gloss.
- Instant Print will be posting the finished designs to the winners directly.
- This giveaway will close in just under one week - 29.01.2013 - winners will be selected at random.

Good luck everyone!
* Item was sent to me for review purposes.
All opinions are my own and 100% honest
This post is not sponsored.
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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

I'm not quite sure when these beauties were released i have a feeling it was just after the Revlon Lip Butters so they've been out for a little while now.  I'm a massive fan of Revlon lip products so especially the lipsticks and the lip butters so thought i'd give these a go, they are called the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, and they are basically like lip balms but with a tint.  I received 2 of these balm stains for my birthday, the shades Rendezvous and Lovesick. Rendezvous is a orange toned balm stain and Lovesick is a hot pink shade stain, i have to admit i was pretty impressed for first impressions and had thought to myself why i hadn't bought any of these sooner.
As you can see from the swatches, all of the balm stains are highly pigmented, and easy to build up to get a more intensifying colour.  My favourite of the bunch is my new shade which i bought last week, 'Crush', it's a deep dark plum shade and when applied lightly add's a nice hint of colour to your lips making it more subtle and easier to wear for day to day basis, and then for night time i like to build up the colour so that it's more intense, i'm really loving the darker shades of lipsticks/lip stains lately it give's you a bit of a vampy look which i love.

The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains retail for £7.99 and can be purchased from Boots or Superdrugs. - (just a heads up: normally there is a offer going on where you can get 3 for the price of 2 which is always a bonus)

Have you tried the Revlon Balm Stains?.. If so, what were your thoughts?..
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Saturday, 19 January 2013

NOTD - Essie Butler Please / Model's Own Freak Out

I feel as though i haven't done a nail of the day post in absolutely ages, oh no wait.. i haven't.  I thought i would show you all what i am wearing on my nails this week.
Essie's Butler Please has become a firm favourite of mine already after only owning it for one day..  i've wanted to purchase it for a while as it's basically a dupe for the Nails Inc Baker Street which is £3 more expensive than Essie polishes.
Essie Butler Please is an indulgent bright blue which stands out a lot compared to my other nail polishes, i painted that on all my nails and then added Models Own Mirrorball Freak Out polish on my ring finger.  I love how it looks on my nails and can see myself doing this look over and over again.. especially for the summer time.
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Friday, 18 January 2013

the weird thing's i do whilst blogging..

I'm sure everyone has some weird things they do whilst they are blogging and only lately have i really noticed mine. It's funny the things we do when we are concentrating so i thought i would list the weird things i do whilst blogging..  I would love to know what your weird hobbies are whilst blogging and if they are the simular or the same as mine so feel free to join in on this post.

  I play with my hair... a lot.  At first i just thought it was something i did when i was nervous but i actually do it to concentrate whilst blogging.
  I always have to have one earphone in whilst writing up a post..  This is something that i have only recently noticed.. normally i would watch Youtube video's or watch TV CatchUp but even when the programmes end i always leave my earphone's in.  Again i find this helps me concentrate and blocks out any noise.. i'm constantly sat at my desk with an earphone in.
  I sit in the most awkward positions when taking photo's - most of the time i crouch down to take better shots for photo's and i end up with a dead leg and a numb backside.
  I also sit weirdly whilst typing up blog post's - i have a heater right next to me so i end up with my feet on the heater sitting half way down my swivel chair.
  Make silly faces and ignoring everyone - when i'm concentrating, i really am concentrating. I pull the most grumpiest silliest face and as if that wasn't bad enough, i ignore everyone. My boyfriend gets wound up as he's trying to talk to me and i completely blank him.
  When i really need to do something say go to the toilet, i'd much rather finish my post than go to the toilet, instead i'll be sat there doing a little dance routine until i have finished the post and am satisfied and then i'll go to the toilet. - basically i'd rather wet myself than leave my blog post. (as if it's going any where...)

So, those are the weird thing's i do whilst blogging.. what are your's?
First image was taken from weheartit.com
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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Glossybox January 2013

 
Believe it or not, this is actually my first ever GlossyBox, i've held out for god know's how long and i finally gave in and opted for a monthly subscription.. reason being is that i'm a bit weird when it comes to money and monthly payments the only one thing i do pay out monthly is my phone bill.  To mark the new year i told myself to finally just 'go for it'.

"Your January GlossyBox provides you with all the necessary tools to hide the remnants of the exuberant holiday season and that sleepless New Year's night.  From relaxing and regenerating face masks and exfoliators to luxurious body lotions, hand creams and refreshing eye creams.  you Detox Box will help you look and feel your best for a successful start into the new year.  The products featured in this month's box will stimulate your senses with their uplifting scents and textures, while rejuvenating your spirit for a replenished new you.

I was quite impressed with my first box, in it i had received the Elemis Fresh Skin Skin Glow Facial Exfoliator which i have already used and love already!  I can honestly see myself repurchasing it, my skin felt a lot more smoother and looked a lot more brighter - the full sized version of this is only £12 which is pretty cheap in my opinion.  The sample size you receive is 30ml which is a pretty good size to try and test out.. an all round great facial exfoliator.
I also received the Jason Lips Bee Healthier lip balm, another product which i've tried, tested and loved.  It has a lovely cooling effect on your lips and is great for chapped lips, my lips are terrible in this weather so this lip balm is perfect for me.
Another product i've tried is the Balance Rescue Face Tonique, i really like this product i wouldn't do as far as to say i liked it more than the lip balm or the face exfoliator but it is a great product, the only problem i had with this is that when using it i literally tipped half the bottle over the cotton pad, i don't like the bottle type and would of much preferred it to be a squeezey type bottle.
I'm yet to try the Duck Island Limited Body Lotion and the Monu Aromatic Mask, i'm hoping to try out the mask tonight but the only disappointing part about this is that it states that it's for normal or combination skin, when i signed up and filled out the questionare i did put down that i have sensitive/dry skin, either way i'm going to try this mask out and keep you all updated.
And lastly was the bonus item of the GlossyBox Sleep Mask which i was so happy about, funnily enough i have been looking to purchase one for myself and now that i don't have to.
So that's my overall review for my first ever Glossybox, and i'm quite looking forward to seeing what Glossybox brings for next month/s.

Balance Rescue Face Tonique - full size: 50ml - £27.50
Duck Island Limited Body Lotion - 2x250ml - £24.95
Monu Aromatic Mask - full size: 100ml - £24.95

What did you think of this month's Glossybox?
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Sunday, 13 January 2013

it's a blue and white striped day | Miss Holly

I've gone back to being obsessed with Navy and stripes to.  I get days where i just want to wear dark shades of clothing and days where i want to wear bright. Today was one of those days where i went for an all Navy look adding some stripes.
I bought this snood from Primark last month and it's been one of my statement pieces in my outfit's lately, the knit is Navy and White/Cream striped and keep's me warm on days like this.  I went into town today to pick up some prizes for the giveaway and my gosh you can really feel the temperature dropping.. - Now i'm just preparing for the snow (that's if we do get any)..
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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Beauty Wishlist | January 2013

My smallish beauty wish list gets bigger each month, to me this is a small wish list.. you should see the size of my actual wish list. 
This wish list i kinda have a bit of everything, for lipsticks i've wanted the Lady Danger lipstick from MAC for a few months and i keep holding myself back mainly because i own so many shades of lipsticks like this already i'm not sure if i can justify spending another £14 on a lipstick i won't use!..
For other bits and bobs from MAC, i really want to try the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish and the MAC Brow Set, i've heard so many great things on these products and i feel like now is the best time to try them out. 
For eyeshadows, of course it has to be the Urban Decay Basics Palette, i think this is on everyone's wish lists.. it just seems like a palette that you 'need' to have and i feel as though i'll get a lot of use out of this palette because of the shades are neutral and just how i like it.
I have a tester of the Marc Jacob's Dot Eau De Parfum and oh my god, i've literally fallen in love with the scent and the packaging is so so cute. i really do need this in my life.
For nail polishes i've been eye'ing up the Model's Own Mirrorball polishes, they all look so good and so sparkly, i'm thinking about buying the whole set rather than buying the one's i like the look of most.. saves me a whole £10 anyway see'ing as though each polish is normally £5.
And lastly, there has to be a Soap & Glory item and this time i've picked the Clean on Me Shower Gel, i really really love the smell of the Soap & Glory products.  They are possibly one of my favourite brands for shower stuff and bath stuff, i've tried most of their scrubs, body butter and body washes but i now really want to try their shower gel.

That's my beauty wish list for January, what's on your wish list this month?
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Brantano - Shoes for all the family

Established in the UK in 1998 and now with 145 stores and part of the Macintosh Retail Group, Brantano's main is to provide their customers with a unique shopping experience.
Most of Brantano's stores are situated on out of town retail parks, and unlike most shoe stores, they display shoes in pairs so that it makes the whole shopping experience a lot easier and taking all the hassle out of shopping.  You can try on both shoes in store straight out without having to ask a staff member to collect your other shoe for you to try on.
They also stock other well known brands such as Clarks, Hush Puppies, Skechers, Rocket Dog and Nike.
As well as that they also have an online store - www.brantano.co.uk - on the site you can purchase Woman's, Men's and Children's shoes as well as sports shoes and gear and bags and accessories.
For me personally, i love shoes.  From flat shoes to heels to boots.. even to slippers i love them all and i love browsing for them.
Brantano's has a ton of shoes ranging from boots, wedges, casual shoes, party shoes, trainers etc.. they have everything.. they also have a ton of men's shoes to choose from as well as for the children also.. 'Shoes for all the family'- as the quote states.
I've also loved browsing through the handbags at Brantano's to, they do some lovely bag's which can be mistaken for dupes of high-end brands at really afford prices though.

They are also having a sale at the moment to which is really worth checking out - link
This post is bought to you by Brantano.
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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

the best of 2012 | nails and perfumes

I hope you all enjoyed my post on the best of 2012 make up, if you missed it and you want to check it out you can click on this link.
Onto nail polishes and perfumes, this post is going to be a lot shorter than the make up post i wrote, mainly because there isn't as much..  so let's get started..
My favourite nail polishes this year by far are the new Barry M Jewel polishes.. Barry M released 7 new Jewel nails polishes and i own 6 of them, i think the only one i'm missing is Gold Mine, which if i'm honest didn't really intrigue me enough to buy it.  The rest of the Jewel polishes however are all so stunning and real eye-catchers.  I didn't know that Barry M were releasing these polishes i just walked into Boots one day and saw them there, they sold out pretty quick so ended up ordering a few online as well.  Barry M in general is my favourite go-to nail polish brand, the quality of them is just amazing and they are only £2.99.. (some are £3.99)
Back in 2011 i wasn't much of a perfume girl, i was quite happy with using body spray, as i just thought all perfumes smelt a bit to strong for my liking.. that was of course until i tried a sample size of  the Marc Jacob's Daisy perfume and i just knew i had to have it straight away.  My ultimate favourite perfume though is the Taylor Swift Wonderstruck perfume, it's sweet but also sour at the same time it's become 'my scent' over the past few months and i know that this perfume is going to be a constant re-purchase.
Lastly is my Lady Gaga Fame perfume, this perfume is just one of a kind, the scent is quite light and is more floral with hints of jasmine. The liquid is black in the bottle but when sprayed turns clear.. i just think Gaga did extremely well with this perfume. 

What's been your favourite nail polishes and perfumes through-out 2012?
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Monday, 7 January 2013

ELF 100pc Marble Eyeshadow Palette | Review

I'm sure your all already familiar with ELF,  I've featured them in quite a few post's before..  If you would like to see any of them post's then then just click this link.
I have never, not once tried out any of there eyeshadow palette's though.  Every time i go onto the ELF website, no doubt i'll be left on the eyeshadow palette's page and be left pondering if i would actually use the palette enough, or if the palette was even pigmented enough to go ahead with the purchase. So as always i end up clicking off that page and browse the other items instead.
Of course, it would still be nice to actually own a eyeshadow palette from ELF for me to decide weather it was worth it or not, so when i was kindly sent this ELF 100pc marble eyeshadow palette* to review upon receiving it, i knew i would love it already..
I was majorly surprised with this palette, for a start all the eyeshadows are pretty pigmented which i wasn't really expecting, some more so than the other's.  There's a wide selection of shades, 100 to be exact and all shares are gorgeous and really easy to work with.
I did a few swatches of each color range instead of swatching the whole palette as i would of been doing it for hours, but as you can see the pigmentation is pretty amazing, the shimmer shades were slightly more pigmented than the matte shades, but all in all the whole palette shades were quite pigmented, which is a bonus and i can really see myself using this palette for upcoming tutorials and everyday looks.

This palette is currently half price from £15 to £7.50, so if your looking for a make up palette with lots of pigmented eyeshadows for everyday use, then i highly recommend this one.. to me, this is a total bargain, so grab it quick whilst it's on sale. - ELF 100pc Marble Eyeshadow Palette*

I would love to know your favourite eyeshadow palette, leave me a comment below telling me your favourite eyeshadow palette or palette's if you have more than one.
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Sunday, 6 January 2013

the best of 2012 | make up

With another year gone, it's time for me to do my 'best of 2012' post.. so i'm going to split these post's up into three, make up, skincare & haircare and nail polishes and perfumes.
In 2012, i discovered so many amazing new products that i had realised, i have basically changed my whole make up routine and collection since 2011.. minus the odd two products.
So i'll start off with my favourite face products.. My first 2 favourites are my Skindinavia Finishing Spray- absolutely amazing product, i spray this onto my face before and after applying my make up and it keeps my make up in tact all day.. The Caudalíe Beauty Elixir was a newish discovery for me, after see'ing a ton of amazing reviews on the item i finally caved in and bought it, it reduces any redness i have and it make you feel refreshened. 
For foundations i had to pick 2, i've been using my Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation since May time and it's a firm favourite of mine in 2012, that's until i discovered the YSL Touche Eclat Foundation which my boyfriend kindly bought me for Christmas.  Both foundations are amazing and gives you great coverage.. I have to say, even though i haven't had the YSL foundation for long it's definitely my favourite out of the two.
For concealer and face powders, i re-discover the Collection 2000 Concealer after previously having it a couple years back but then switched to another, i'll just say, this is my third repurchase of this concealer in 2012.. and for face powders, i like my skin to look quite matte with a slight healthy glow, i picked up this Rimmel Stay Matte face powder a couple of month's back and loved it ever since, this will be a repurchase item when i run out.
For contour, i've always loved the Sleek Contour Kit's ever since they came out, i smashed the first one i had of it so happily repurchased it and i use it everyday in my make up routine.
My favourite blusher of 2012 has to be my Milani Blush in Terra Sole*, it gives my skin a nice healthy glow and i just love the shade of this blush.
And finally for face products, are my four favourite brushes.. not much to really say just that i love them all, i use them every single day and all are extremely soft.
For eye's/eyebrows, i've picked my go-to 2012 products, no eyeshadow palette's this year, even though i do still love my Sleek Storm Palette which i featured in last year's favourites..  But this year i have 2 favourite eyeshadows, i use the MUA Single Pearl Eyeshadow in shade1 for an all over/highlighter and i apply the ELF Baked Eyeshadow in Baked Plum on my lids.  For primer, i've stuck to the ELF Eyelid Primer which i also featured in last year's favourite's.. it's so much better and cheaper than the Urban Decay Primer Potion and i find that it works really really well and it's only £1.50.
For eyelashes, i bought a new eyelash curler around April and even though my lashes are short and stubby these eyelash curlers really do help bring them out, i don't curl my lashes everyday but when i do i use these one's - also with the mascara, this one's from Oriflame and it was a free gift with my order, it's not a great mascara but it's worked for me these past few months.
My brows have become a statement piece in my make up routine and ever since owning the Benefit Brow Zings i now understand why people do their brows, it makes such a huge difference to me when i have my brows done.  And lastly for eye's is my eyeliners, i have the same liquid eyeliner from last year's favourite's again.. absolutely amazing liquid eyeliner.. and a new kohl eyeliner from Liz Earle, i didn't think i would ever say this but it beats my Benefit Bad Gal eyeliner (which i've loved for years) any day.
Lastly, for my best of 2012 post is the lip products.  I think everyone knows how much i love the Revlon Lip Butter's, i own 5 shades and i love them all, my favourite one's are the Revlon Berry Smoothie and Revlon Candy Apple.  I wear Berry Smoothie on days where i want my make up to look as natural as possible and i wear Candy Apple on days when i want my lips to have a slight pop of colour, they are extremely moisturising and the color pay off is amazing to.
Another lip product from Revlon is the Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Lovesick, my boyfriend kindly bought this for me for my birthday and instantly fell in love with it, i've been wearing this shade nearly everyday since and again it's really moisturising.
For lipgloss and lipsticks i picked these two, both from Liz Earle.  Liz Earle launched their make up collection this year and i've really loved trying out their products.. So far, i've loved all their products, the quality of them is just amazing.  Need i say more?..

So that's my best of 2012 for make up items, stay tuned for the next post which will be the best of 2012 nail polishes and perfumes.

What's your favourite make up items from 2012?
Items marked with a * was sent to me for review purposes.
All opinions are my own and 100% honest, 
This post is not sponsored.
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Friday, 4 January 2013

Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer | Review

I'll first start off by saying that this is my first ever Daniel Sandler product that i've tried, i've always admired Daniel Sandler products right from the very beginning of my make up obsession days.. but i've always been one to stick to a brand i know and love..  Having said that, i've always always wanted to try Daniel Sandler, i've heard/watched so many beauty guru's on youtube rave about Daniel Sandler products and i've always said to myself 'one day'... 
So being that this is my first ever review on a Daniel Sandler product i really did have high hopes for this new Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer.
The product comes in a small circler glass jar with a twist lid which opens to the foundation and on the lid you flip the top open to reveal the concealer.. it's a really handy 2 in 1 item that is perfect for traveling also.
I'll start with the foundation, i picked the shade Beige which is a tad darker than my skin tone but the perfect shade for me in the summer when i have a bit of a tan, the texture wasn't to thick or wasn't to runny, it was perfect for how i like my foundations to be, it blends really really well onto the skin and it's a pretty full coverage foundation.
The concealer i thought i wouldn't really like as i've always stuck to liquid foundations and was honestly more scared that it'll bring out my dry patches as the texture was quite dry.. but when you run your finger over the concealer and do a few swirls the texture turns quite creamy and again it blends really easily onto the skin and also works really well with dry skin.
I'm pretty impressed with this 2 in 1 foundation and concealer, i had high hopes for it and it definitely did not disappoint. - a big thumbs up for the first product i'd ever tried from Daniel Sandler.. 
The Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer* is available to purchase from HairTrade.com for £25.19 (30mg) - link

Have you tried any Daniel Sandler products?.. if so, which one is your favourite?

* This item was sent to me for review purposes.
All opinons are my own and are 100% honest.
This post is not sponsored.
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Guest Post | The Best Natural Under Eye Treatments

It is 2013 so let’s start off the year by rewarding ourselves! As a lover of natural skin care I delight in products that nourish and make the skin simply beautiful. The most delicate and sensitive area of the face is the skin right under the eyes. This area is ten times thinner than the rest of the face and is the first place where age shows on a person. As the under eye area loses elasticity and firmness we see fine lines and wrinkles. Some of us are also unfortunate enough to have dark circles, puffiness, or redness.
I want to tell you that there are some amazing natural products that really do work wonders to restore this delicate areas vitality. The skin care recommendation website Beautiful Facial has found the perfect under eye product combination and also offers a great discount Membership Program.
·     This amazing product is all natural plant compounds from the Lowland Moors. The black, rich mask is applied all around the eye area and kept moist for about 20 minutes. You can use this daily for 15 days to start and then a couple times a week is enough. The results are reduction in puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines. The product penetrates the skin despite staying on like a mask and works wonders. This medium size jar has enough treatment for 4-6 months. 
Full of vitamins and essential oils, this great natural product yields unprecedented results. It moisturizes the delicate skin under the eyes and promotes firmer and healthier skin. It increases firmness, elasticity, reduces wrinkles and helps prevent new ones from forming. This jar is enough product for 3 months of daily usage.

Ok sure so I have told you about the best two products to use for the under eyes and also where to get them from with discounts. But now I want you to see the results. These are before and after photos that I took myself of a 67-year old woman. There have been no touches or changes made to the images and the results were after 10 days of treatments!
Well peeps that’s it. Get your best complete skin care routine recommendations from Beautiful Facial so that in 2013 you can get the most beautiful skin imaginable. And always remember that beauty is a cumulative process so live in the moment but always think ahead!

Author: John Mathews
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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Hello Ombré

I'm sure a lot of you may have already noticed if you follow me on twitter or instagram, well.. i ombréd my hair! - I've wanted to ombré my hair for the longest time now and kept holding back.  I went to the hairdressers back in October where they did a test dye and skin tests.  Anyway the results showed up that some patches came out quite blonde/light brown and the rest ginger because of my hair was red underneath.
Basically i gave up on that whole idea until i saw a youtube video on the L'Oreal Wild Ombré kits, watching quite a few video's on the kit and doing a lot of research, i was sold and instantly i knew i had to give it a go, new year.. new hair.. right?
Anyway i purchased a kit from Sainsburys for £4.99, as well as a regular red'ish hair dye from Garnier to go over my roots.
I started off with the Garnier Nutrisse Creme hair dye and touched up the roots - i applied it to the roots for 15mins, and then applied the rest on to the rest of my hair up until my ear's and left the bottom untouched.
I rinsed it all out, blow dried my hair and then started with the LO'real Wild Ombré kit, i didn't really do anything special or apply it in any specific way i just followed what it said on the instructions and applied it to the back first and working it through to the front.
Within 10minutes you can see it starting to change color, i ended up leaving mine in for 45minutes before washing it out.
Because my hair was red underneath i wasn't expecting a miracle to happen and instantly turn light brown, in fact i was quite shocked to see how light it did go.. and of course because my hair was red underneath that did mean there was a slight chance of being ginger, not that i minded anyway.. i like ginger hair, one of my favourite actresses happens to be ginger - Emma Stone.
Anyway, my hair ended up being a medium brown, with a few gingery brown streaks,  i am really quite happy with the results.. i've had a fair few mixed reactions on it, some really like it.. some don't but i'm very happy the way it turnt out.
Please do let me know what you think.. sorry the pictures aren't that great but i hope you can kinda get the jist.
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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

After Christmas Haul | Primark, New Look & LUSH

Just after Christmas is possibly one of the worst and best time's to go shopping, i decided to go to Lakeside Shopping Centre to shop the sales with the boyfriend last Thursday, and even though it was manic, i was able to do my shopping without getting stuck in the queues for hours (over-exaggerated).
Anyway i thought i would share with you all what i purchased, i did pick up a lot more stuff but mainly little bits and bobs such as underwear and girly stuff etc which i didn't think would be of interest to you all.. so instead, i'll just show you the main stuff i bought.
From LUSH i picked up some of my favourite bath goodies, such as the LUSH Godmother Soap which is my all time favourite LUSH soap, i then also picked up the Think Pink bath bomb and the Creamy Candy Bubble Bar which i purchased on my last visit to LUSH and really really liked both.
I also picked up the Honey Bee bath bomb but used it the night i had bought it - whoops.
1. Think Pink - £2.50  |  2. Rose Queen - £2.65  |  3. The Godmother Soap - £3.07  |  4. Yuzu & Cocoa Bubbleroon - £2.95  |  5. Creamy Candy Bubble Bar - £2.50
I then picked this Red & White striped jumper with some leftover credit from a return i made a few months back, it's quite a thin, loose fit jumper so i'm thinking about pairing this with a tank top and a pair of jeans with a cute statement necklaces. - I paid £9 for this jumper from New Look in the sales.
I picked up quite a few bits from Primark, of course i had to stock up on PJ's, Primark is the best place to go for them. I picked up this cute Polar Bear dark blue fleece PJ's which were on sale from £7 to £4!! - So with that, i also picked up another pair of PJ's, this one is grey also with polar bears on which was also on sale for £4!
Also from Primark, i picked up some more trainer socks, i seem to keep running out even though everytime i go into Primark i pick up more socks.. i have no idea where they keep disappearing to.
With 7 in a pack for only £2, i picked up two packs, i find they last longer than another socks i purchase to, socks i've purchased from New Look, River Island etc all seem to get holes in really quickly.
I also picked up 2 slippers, i have an obsession with slippers right now - so i picked up an extra comfy/fluffy pair for only £2 and then some ordinary slippers which are really comfy and fluffy on the inside for only £3.50!
For accessories i only picked up a few items, the gold sparkly bangle which was £4, i'm totally in love with and i've worn every single day since, i keep getting loads of compliments on it to.. it's definitely ne of my new favourite accessories.
I also picked up this gorgeous Medallion Skinny belt for only £2.50, i obviously saw it, loved it and put it in my basket without checking the size or measuring it around my waist to see if it'll fit.. instead i picked up a size small, lucky it does fit, just...
And lastly, i picked up this burgandy/pinky slouch bag which was a bargain price of £6!  It has lots of room inside for all my bits and bobs and i love the colour!   I fell in love with so many bags in Primark but i'm really trying to cut down on purchasing bags as i have far to many and literally end up only using them once and then buying another one, i'm so bad so i've banned myself from getting anymore bags.. for now.

That's all for my after Christmas shopping haul, did you manage to pick anything up from the sales yet?
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