Saturday, 22 December 2012

Little shopping trip!

I went shopping today and got a few bits I needed/wanted before Christmas.

First up I really wanted a Christmas Red lipstick as I have recently lost my favorite YSL red lipstick. I got one of the Rimmel lipsticks from Kate Moss's range. I purchased it in the colour 01 which is a dark red.

Then I really needed a liquid liner as I have just run out of my Maybelline gel liner. So I decided to try this Master precise liquid liner.

Finally I have been looking for a Christmas jumper everywhere and I found this really cute one with reindeer's on it which I think i am going to wear on Christmas day!


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Joliebox December - All that glitters...

YON-KA pamplemousse Moisturiser - Infuse your skin with an instant burst of freshness each morning with this nourishing cream that also works as a make-up base

Color Club Insta-This Nail polish - Paint your fingers and toes with these social-media inspired polishes

BELLAPIERRE Shimmer powder - A perfect pot of sparkles for accentuated eyes that dazzle!

OLAY regenerist skin cream - With over 50 years of research, this potent blend of amino-peptides and marine proteins provides the skin with long-lasting hydration and anti-ageing benefits. 

I LOVE...COSMETICS shimmer and shine lip gloss -  A shimmery lip gloss with strong staying power to outlast a night on the dance floor!

AGUA DE COLONIA CONCENTRADA Alvarez Gomez - A renowned crowd-pleaser for European ladies and gents alike! This is the oldest Spanish perfume, a perfect blend evoking lemon, thyme, lavender, eucalyptus, geranium and rosemary aromas

Dr Duve hand and decollete cream - A nourishing blend of clever ingredients including plant-based lipids and hyaluronic acid to minimise fine lines and provide long lasting moisture. 

These are the products I received in my December Joliebox. The box also included 2 Lindt chocolate bars which me and my partner have already eaten! I wasn't overly impressed with this box and I have had a look and this months Glossybox which does look better. I am debating changing over to Glossybox but I am going to give Joliebox the benefit of the doubt and see what their January box is like before changing. 

Did you get this month Joliebox? What did you think of it?


Friday, 14 December 2012

Next Christmas Competition

Jess at Feeling Stylish is hosting a NEXT competition and the prize is £500 worth of gift vouchers. All you have to do is create a Christmas shop window using products from Next.

Here is my NEXT Christmas window - 

Next christmas comp

  Why don't you have a go at entering this competition. You can find all the details HERE.


MUA Constellation- Gemini

Today I thought I would have a go at using my MUA constellation. I bought this about a month ago but haven't got around to trying it.

First of all I put on two thick layers of MeMeMe prime and protect gloss, I then added the MUA beads and finally I applied a top coat. When I wore these they looked so pretty and I did get a lot of compliments about them but they only lasted a day before half of the beads had come off. So overall I wasn't very impressed I was hoping that they would last at least a few days but then again they were only £3.00 so you cant really complain.  


Monday, 10 December 2012

Models own...All that glitters

As you will know if you read my birthday blog post I received the "ALL THAT GLITTERS" mini models own nail polishes. 

1. Southern lights
2. Pink Fizz
3. Blizzard

So these are the three colours. I have been looking for a good glitter polish that you can use on its own for a long time now so I am so happy as with southern lights and pink fizz you don't have to use a colour underneath and it only took 2 layers to get them this glittery. I think this is a really good pack as usually in nail polish packs I find that there is one colour that I don't like but with these I really like them all! I have never used the Models own brand before but I will definitely be trying this brand again as the polishes are really good quality. Also I have had a look online and the full sized Models own polishes are £5.00 which is a lot cheaper than Essie's which range from £8 to £9.95. 


Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas Tag

What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

I Love pretty much everything about Christmas. I love the way all of the family come together - most of my family (Auntie/cousins/grandparents) live about 2 hours so it's lovely to see all of them. I also love getting everyone's presents together and wrapping them, putting the tree up and putting fairy lights everywhere inside my house.

What is your favourite make up look for the festive season?

I love putting on a red lipstick and just simple eyes. The thing I really look forward to at this time of year is getting out my glitter nail polishes and I can't wait to use my Modelsown glitter polishes!

Real tree or fake tree?

For as long as I can remember we have always had a real tree. This is my first Christmas in my own home with my partner and daughter and we have just bought a real tree from a local tree farm!

Giving presents or receiving presents?

Both! I am not going to say I don't enjoy receiving presents because obviously I do but I really enjoy going out and buying presents for my family and I always get excited about them opening them. 

Do you open your Christmas presents morning or evening?

I have always opened my presents in the morning. I used to stay in my sisters bedroom and we would both get up make my mum and step dad a cup of tea and then go and open the presents. We would always open one present at a time and watch each other so that we could see what everyone else got, this way the whole present opening would last for hours. We would also have two small presents each on the Christmas tree and we would open them in the evening. This year I am really looking forward to taking my daughter downstairs and opening her presents, even though she is only 8 months old and she probably won't understand what is going on!

Handmade Christmas cards or bought?

I love handmade cards and my mum always makes them but to be honest I'm to lazy and would rather buy them. 

What is your favourite Christmas film?

I love  Miracle on 34th Street this is my favourite closely followed by Home Alone!

What is your favourite Christmas food?

My favourite Christmas food has to be chocolate money - I always get the Lidl chocolate euros, these are cheap but really yummy!

Hope you all enjoyed this tag and I tag all of you to do this - if you do link it below so I can read yours! 



Joliebox - November

I know this is really late - but I have only just received my November Joliebox as there was a bit of a mix up and they sent the original one out to my old address! So I have been sent a replacement and I have to say I am quite impressed with the November box! 

So the November box was called "Beauty In The City" - dedicated to busy city girls.

Dead sea spa magik -  This mild cleanser uses a blend of natural ingredients to purify skin without over drying  Use it mornings and evenings for a fresh, radiant complexion. 

SOS Lip repair balm - Repairs, soothes and moisturises dry, chapped lips ravaged by the cold winter wind and sun. Contains UVA and UVB sunscreen protection, Aloe Vera extract to cool and soothe soreness with beeswax and cocoa butter to keep lips smooth and soft.

Jane Iredale Glow time BB cream -  At last! A full coverage mineral-based BB cream. The lightweight buildable formula gives skin flawless finish and protects with SPF 25

Yardley Royal diamond Eau de Toilette - Inspired by traditional English gardens, these dainty floral fragrances give you a lasting feminine scent. Spray sparingly on pulse points.

L'occitane creme radieuse hydration creme -This fresh and silky-smooth cream provides immediate and 24-hour hydration to help improve skin's elasticity and protect against free radicals.

Topicrem Body Glitter 3D Effect - Pair this pearly cream with your best frock. The luxe lotion gives skin a shimmery - never sparkly - sheen.

VAV Manucure Absolue - Moisturizing & Regenerating Hand Cream - Formulated with all natural ingredients  including sesame oil and pomegranate extract, this rich cream keeps hands nourished all day.

Marvis Cinnamon Mint Toothpaste - Imported from Italy , these chic apothecary-style toothpastes come in imaginative flavors that make brushing your teeth anything but routine.

So that was my November box. What did you think of the November box?  Did you get anything different?