Saturday, 24 September 2011

Lianne Loves.. Models Own - Peach Sherbet

My nails this week..

Models Own in Peach Sherbet

I'm loving this natural, light peach shade.
Ignore the state of my cuticles, bit of a rush job, oops!!

Do you like?

Friday, 23 September 2011

Lianne Loves.. The Body Shop new Extra Virgin Minerals range

I had ran out of my The Body Shop mineral powder so nipped into my local store whilst out shopping to pick up some more. I noticed that they had re-released their mineral make up range, giving it a new name - 'Extra Virgin' , a classy new makeover and have added a liquid foundation and compact foundation.

So I picked up a compact foundation as well as my usual mineral powder and decided to try it out!

What they say..

'This cream-to-powder mineral foundation contains pure minerals and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil for an immaculate, matte finish. It has an ultra-blend able formula and contains a custom brush for flawless application. Medium to full coverage. Smooth, matte finish. Integrated cruelty-free brush. Contains SPF 15. Fragrance & Paraben-free.'

What I say..

I love the packaging of this compact, with its mirror n integrated brush, perfect for on the go touch ups! And as far as high street brand make up goes, The Body Shop have pulled it out the bag with this one! On first impression, the foundation looks quite greasy, but on application dries to a flawless matte finish. Due to it's virgin olive oil properties, it is quite a moisturising foundation which I don't think would suit some oily skins. It especially looks good set with the mineral powder and lasts all day, I'm really surprised at how much I like this new range!

The Body Shop Extra Virgin Mineral compact foundation is available in 8 shades for £16. For more information and to see the other products in the range visit

Have you tried any of this new range? What do you think?

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Lianne Loves.. Models Own - Peach Puff

My nails this week.

Models Own in Peach Puff.

I love this peachy-coral colour. It's subtle and natural and goes with anything!

And I'm a huge fan of Models Own polishes, they're easy to apply, hard wearing, long lasting and come in loads of gorgeous colours!

What do you think?

Lianne Loves.. MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation

I was after some new foundation, I've been using MAC Studio Fix and Studio Tech for a good 5 years but thought I'd give their Mineralize Satinfinish a go..

What they say..

'A fluid foundation that blends the natural light-reflecting properties of micro-minerals with a smooth satin finish. Provides a low-to-medium build able coverage, with a skin-flattering, slightly luminous look. Helps make your skin appear radiant, healthy, re-energized. Contains vitamins A, C and E to help nurture and condition the skin. Provides everyday broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 sun protection. Long wearing. Good for all skins. Especially suitable to normal-dry skins.'

What I say..

The foundation is quite thick but goes on well with a good quality foundation brush to leave a fresh, dewy look. The finish is lovely, but is not for those wanting a 'natural' look, as it gives a very 'made up' finish and I found that it actually showed up my lines and imperfections more than other foundations, and didn't feel comfortable building up the coverage without it looking too 'shiny'. Personally I think I'll save this foundation for nights out or other such occasions rather than for every day use. It depends what look you're going for, and what kind of skin you have. But try it, it's lush! :)

For more information on Mineralize Satinfinish or other MAC products, visit

Do you use Mineralize Satinfinish? What do you think?

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Lianne Loves.. Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci

Happy Thursday guys!
So, today I'm loving Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci.

This has definitely become my 'summer fragrance', mainly because I purchased a bottle from Duty Free on my way out to Menorca this month and wore it every evening. So now every time I spray it, it reminds me of gorgeous summer evenings on holiday.

What they say..
Ricci Ricci is a fresh and sensual floral built around the Beauty of the Night flower. Full of contrasts, the fragrance is easy-to-wear, branded and extremely feminine. It is designed for an optimistic and self-confident woman. Daring, the sparkling top notes of Rhubarb and Bergamot bring a modern freshness. The middle note is floral, glamorous and feminine. It is built around the Rose Centifolia and the Indian Tuberose, and is enhanced by the Beauty of the Night, a unique and mysterious flower that reveals Ricci Ricci's personality. Sensual and elegant, the base note comes with warm, deep notes of Patchouli and Sandalwood.

What I say..
The first thing that attracted me to Ricci Ricci is the gorgeous bottle! Pinky-Purple in colour, and complete with a pretty ribbon, I knew it would look fab on my side at home. And after testing a fair few other fragrances, this one was a firm fave. It's pretty and feminine, almost 'sweet'. I love how versatile the fragrance is, perfect for both day and night! That's what makes this my summer fragrance.. So far! ;)

For more information on Ricci Ricci, or Nina Ricci's other fragrances, visit

Have you tried Ricci Ricci, what do you think? What is your summer fragrance?

Lianne x

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Lianne Loves.. George at Asda nail polish - Treasure Chest

While doing my online food shop at Asda a couple of weeks ago, looking though the special offers, I noticed their nail polishes were on offer, at just £1 each. So I thought I'd give one a go. Getting in the summer holiday mood, I went for a bright orange colour 'Treasure Chest'.

What they say..
'Quick drying and funky up to the minute colours.'

What I say..

In little 5ml bottles, and usually priced at just £1.75, these polishes are very enticing and make you want to buy lots! Small bottles means no wastage once the polish starts seperating or clogging up. The range includes a huge array of bang on trend colours, there are no end to choose from.

George at Asda - Treasure Chest

The first time I applied, it dried quickly yet started chipping within a day or two and when removed at the end of the week I noticed it had stained my nails slightly. So not the best brand I've ever used. But this week I made sure I used my Base & Top coat to avoid this on almost a week on, they're still in tip top condition with only slight wearing on some of the tips.

The colour is gorgeous, I've had lots of compliments and my friends at work have already been borrowing it! :)

My opinion is, if you're after some gorgeous colours for your collection, at a cheap price, the George at Asda range are a fab buy! I'll definately be purchasing some more..

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Lianne Loves.. The Body Shop's Honey Bronze range

I was very excited about the launch of The Body Shop's new bronzing range for Summer 2011 and it was top of my list to test out at my recent The Body Shop at Home party. Included in this seasons newest range, dubbed 'Honey Bronze' are a Shimmering Dry Oil, a Bronzing Gel for Face, a Bronzing Powder [available in 3 shades], a Lip Nectar [available in 2 shades] and a Brilliance Powder [also available in 2 shades].

I purchased 3 of the 5..

Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil, Brilliance Powder and Bronzing Gel for Face

Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

What they say..
This lightweight body oil gives skin an even bronzed look with a hint of shimmer.
Honey-bronze glow. Tan enhancing shimmer. Non-greasy finish.

What I say..
Well, this was the product I kept spotting in magazines and was itching to try out for myself. Initially it wasn't as I expected, I did expect a more 'bronzed' look but it didn't show up as much as I thought it would. But on reflection, it does exactly what it says it would.
The bottle looks great and really enticing! It is quite hard to get out of the bottle though.. it dries really nicely upon application and smells absolutely gorgeous! It leaves a subtle glow on your skin, which with tanned limbs looks lush!! The light catches the slight shimmer it leaves and makes your skin look glowing and healthy. This is a perfect product for those summer holidays and I cannot wait to use on holiday fresh out of the shower after a day in the sunshine!!

Available at The Body Shop stores and online for £16.

Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for face

What they say..
This moisturising, honey-enriched gel gives skin an instant bronze glow.
Moisturising. Light, non-greasy formula. Suits all skin tones.

What I say..
This is a great product for a quick natural tanned look for the face, I got lots of compliments the first day I wore it. My consultant advised to mix it with foundation or moisturiser, as the image shows [obv the image shows more than enough product needed, for illustration purposes ;)]

Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face

Only a small amount is needed, for a healthy, natural glow that lasts all day. At first I was worried it would feel a little greasy as the gel looked a bit thick and didn't fancy smothering on my face.. but it applies smoothly and dries nicely.

Available at The Body Shop stores and online for £11.

Honey Bronze Brilliance Powder

What they say..
This honey-enriched illuminating powder leaves skin bronzed and radiant. It comes in a no-mess tube with an integrated brush.
Instant shimmer. Integrated, cruelty-free brush. No-mess application. For face and decolletage.

What I say..
I love this. A perfect bronzer, with its own brush for quick, easy application. Apply to highlight cheeks, hair or anywhere the sun hits. Sweep the brush wherever you want, the integrated brush means you never use too much and will leave a slight 'glittery' bronzed shimmer. Keep this in your handbag for instant glow! Perfect.

Honey Bronze Brilliance Powder - Copper

Available in The Body Shop stores and online, in 2 colours, Copper and Bronze, for £16.

I cant wait to take these lovely goodies on holiday!
And will definitely be purchasing the other items from the Honey Bronze range.

For more information, visit The Body Shop online

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Lianne Loves.. 'The Body Shop at home' Party

After a few rough months I really wanted something to cheer myself up with something a bit different, and with my friend Amanda being a The Body Shop consultant, I decided to book a The Body Shop party and get the girls round for some pampering and treat myself to some new products!

I invited some friends, kept the drinks flowing and we got to try out lots of gorgeous products from The Body Shop, in the comfort of my front room. It was a good giggle, we learnt how to give each other hand massages and by the end of the night we all smelt fab and felt fab :)

The host rewards are great. You receive a thank you gift of £25 towards products for hosting the party and an extra 70% off your purchases if your party sales order reaches £230 or more. I think these are fantastic rewards! I had so much fun choosing my goodies! I ended up getting approx £125 worth of products for about £30! Bargain!! :)

When all the goods were delivered, it was like Christmas! :) I love all my new products, particularly the new Honey Bronze range, which I couldn't wait to get my hands on for my holiday. Look out for reviews on some of the products coming soon!

I definitely recommend a The Body Shop party at home for a girly night in with a difference! Visit The Body Shop website for more info.

Lianne Loves.. 2 weeks to go!!

So, I've kind of neglected my holiday countdown blogs of late, due to life taking over a bit. But the prep for the holiday has continued!
I was getting comments from my friends that I was losing too much weight and looking too thin, so I stopped going on the Flabelos and pretty much ate what I wanted for a few weeks..
For the next couple of weeks though, I will be doing my exercises daily in attempt to tone up before I go!
My bible for the next 2 weeks will most definitely be courtesy of Cosmopolitan's July issue - Bikini Bootcamp!!

Everything is pretty much sorted, weeks of naughty sun bed sessions mean that I'm looking a little more sun kissed and beach ready.. All that is left to do is change over my money, pack and work on that bikini body!! Wish me luck!!!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

LianneLoves.. 7 weeks to go [Holiday Countdown]

7 weeks to go..
Amazing bikini body? Hmm, still working on that one!

Aims for this week were..

1. Continue eating as well as possible

2. Up my exercise routine for toning up

3. Receive Bradley's passport

4. Continue searching for decent bikinis

5. Save, save, SAVE!

Eating well

Well, it's been half term this week so bikini diet kind of went out of the window come Monday! lol. I did try, but I did end up sharing tubs of Ben & Jerry's ice cream with the little man and eating bacon sandwiches for breakfast and a bag of minstrels at one point too. Massive fail!

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream


Since most of my exercise is walking [I walk to and from work every day, 30 minutes each way], being off work has meant I haven't done much walking. Although I did do an hours walk on Tuesday afternoon to and from the tanning salon and had a quick 10 minutes on the Flabelos. I've done a few arm exercises this week too, and a couple of sessions on Wii Just Dance 2 with the little man! So a little gentle exercise is better than none right? :)
I did find a local Zumba class but ended up cancelling to take Bradley to the fair instead! Joys of single parenthood right there! Although I reckon those bloody Waltzers may've spun a few lbs away.. maybe?! :)
Must. Try. Harder.


Receive Bradley's passport..

After a few teething problems [their fault not mine! :)] I finally received his passport, panic over!

Find some decent bikinis..

I have major body confidence issues, pregnancy wasn't kind to my body.. so finding the perfect bikini is never an easy job. I have tankinis, numerous bikini bottoms and a full, but very pretty, swimsuit from River Island. I did purchase a couple of bikinis this week, think I'm only going to take one of them with me though.. I might purchase another before I go.. I did buy a cover up, a beach bag, some beach towels and sandals from Primark [ssh!] too.. ;)

I only managed 6 minutes on the sunbed this week, due to busy mummy duties! But I did get a lovely couple of hours in the sunshine too! Products I've been using for beach body prep this week have been..

Australian Gold Gelee Accelarator
Loreal Sublime Bronze for Body
Loreal Sublime Bronze for Face
The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream
Lush Buffy
Lush Butterball bath ballistic
Lush Floating Island bath melt
Lush Angels on Bare Skin
Lush Dream Cream

Save, Save, SAVE..

I'm not doing well on the saving front! Especially this week being half term, entertaining the little man usually involves money!! But we'll be fine I'm sure :)

Hopefully next week will be a better one! :)

Lianne Loves.. This weeks nails [Bourjois 1 Seconde - no24]

This week I went for quickness when choosing my nail polish.. and pulled out an old faithful..

Bourjois 1 Seconde polish - in no24

What Bourjois say..

'1 Seconde nail enamel is ultra quick to apply thanks to its patented fan effect brush which adapts to the size of each nail. The one-coat formula, enriched with silicon, dries in 50 seconds, leaving you with beautiful ultra-shiny nails and plenty of time.'

Well, I've always loved the wide, fan-shaped brush with this nail polish, it literally is shaped to fit your nail so that you get an even finish in just one swipe. It does just take one second, or maybe slightly longer if your nail application is anything like mine, particularly on the right hand! :)

Bourjois 1 Seconde - no24 [before]

No24 is a black shade, with a slight shimmer, depending on what kind of light you're in. The picture doesn't do it justice, but I used 2 coats [although it does say you can get away with 1, I always find 2 gives a better finish, and since 1 coat was so quick.. :)] and finished with top coat.

Since it only takes one swipe, you're not left with any unsightly brush lines, but a perfect, even finish. The consistency is quite thick, but easy to work with. As far as application goes - this is one of my fave products to work with!

Bourjois 1 Seconde - no24 [after]

This is how my nails looked after 7 days. Was slightly gutted at how quickly it started to chip, especially since I was off work this week, I thought I'd get away with tip top nails for a bit longer, but not with this polish. But it doesn't claim to be hard wearing or long lasting, but to give you shiny nails, quickly and effortlessly, in which it does, very well! So it pretty much does what it sets out to do. If you're looking for a polish that is quick to use and leaves you with shiny, even finish, try this!

Bourjois 1 Seconde polish is currently available in 8 shades, for £5.99 in store and online here at Boots.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Lianne Loves.. Lush's Dragon's Egg Bath Ballistic

As mentioned before, my little boy adores Lush's Bath Ballistics and spends ages in store choosing his next purchase! This week he has tried out Dragon's Egg..

I apologise in advance for the photos.. he dropped it into the bath before I'd even snapped a picture beforehand, and these were taken on the ol' iPhone so excuse the quality..

Anyway, what do Lush say about the Dragon's Egg..

"As you bathe in the whirlpool of vibrant, fiery colour and inhale the refreshing sherbet scent of lemon and bergamot, you'll feel like you're up and away on the back of your own dragon. Citrus oils are known for their invigorating effect on the mind and Dragon's Egg is no exception! Drop one of these baby dragons in the bath for a serious wake-up call on groggy mornings or before evenings out."

So.. let's see if it makes Bradley feel like he's flying away on the back of an, ahem, dragon..
As soon as it touched water it started foaming, a thick, creamy foam, which Bradley found amazing! :)

Lush - Dragon's Egg

As it foamed and fizzed away in the water, it began to give off a wave of lemon sherbet, it reminded me a little of when you first open a bag of lemon bon bons.. Mmm! :)

As the foam filled the bath, the ballistic then began to release candy coloured confetti which looked really pretty.

Lush - Dragon's Egg

Then, just as we thought the excitement was over [bare with me here ;)], it almost 'split' open, creating an orange, glittery trail around the bath, before fizzing and popping like popping candy!
As you can imagine, for a 7 year old, this is utter entertainment for bath time!! :)

Lush - Dragon's Egg

Eventually, the 2 parts of the 'egg' break apart leaving a glitter cube that melts into the water creating a bright orange, glittery mess! :)

All in all, one of the most exciting, entertaining bath ballistics we've tried so far. Absolutely perfect for entertaining both little and big people alike! :)

What did Bradley think..

"It was absolutely brilliant! I loved when the bath turned all orange!"

Happy days! :)

Lush's Dragon's Eggs are available for £2.99 in store and online here

We'd love to know what you think! :)


Sunday, 29 May 2011

Lianne Loves.. Making bathtime fun with Lush!

I've always been quite lucky in that my son has always enjoyed bath time. I made it part of his bed time routine since the day he was born, so now, at 7 years old - he knows the drill. :)

Bradley enjoys 'playing' in the bath, taking toys in with him, which often means forgetting to fulfil the aim of being in the bath - getting clean!! And obv, at 7, he doesn't want his Mum coming in washing him. So, I try to buy fun products to encourage him to get clean at bath time. And products from the well-known, handmade cosmetics company, Lush, are a firm favourite with both of us!

As a Lush addict, I spend a while in my local Lush store searching for new products to try. And as anyone with a young child knows, shopping can be tricky with a little person in tow. So, I always allow Bradley to choose something for himself, which he loves doing! It's usually a bath ballistic - which are perfect for bath time fun!
But I've discovered something new and exciting..

Lush Shower Jellies

Lush Shower Jelly - Sweetie Pie

In wobbly jelly form, these shower jellies are perfect for bath time fun for little ones [and big ones too! ;)], whilst still getting clean and smelling rather wonderful too!

Currently available in 3 different fragrances:

The Joy of Jelly - a pink and purple jelly Lush describe to be perfect for sharing! [probably save this one for you and your other half then! ;)]

Whoosh - a bright blue jelly

And the one we have, and most recommend..

Sweetie Pie - which will have you smelling like what I can only describe as a walking fruit pastille! :)

What Lush say..

"Fruitier than Dale Winton, our cherry, coconut and cassis scented jelly will leave your skin smelling tropical and feeling fabulously softened. Freeze it, chill it, or use it bathroom temperature. Crush or stroke it all over your body and hair, lather and rinse out."

A bright purple jelly that smells of sweets. What more could you need to entice a child into the bath? :)

I took a small handful from the pot, handed it to him and left him to it! Myself, the bathroom and most importantly, Bradley, smelt rather lush for a long time afterwards! Result!

Lush Shower Jelly - Sweetie Pie

What did Bradley think?

"It was so much fun, it was slipping around all over the place and I was trying to catch it! I wanted to use the whole pot! It smelt like jelly beans!!"

Give it a go with your little ones! I guarantee they'll love it! :)

Shower Jellies are available in store and online here, for £2.85 for 100g and £5.70 for 240g.

Let me know what you think!!


Saturday, 28 May 2011

LianneLoves.. This weeks nails [Nails Inc - Strawberry Hill]

This weeks nails were painted in Nails Inc - Strawberry Hill.

I went for a bright, fruity, hot pink colour to perk me up a bit after a rubbish weekend.

This was the result after just one coat and finished with top coat..

Nails Inc - Strawberry Hill [before]

And this was the result 7 days on..

Nails Inc - Strawberry Hill [after]

Bare in mind this is after a busy, hands on, week at work and general cleaning at home. etc.
The chipping started just days after, but I did only apply one coat, whereas I'd usually apply two.

Strawberry Hill is a gorgeous colour, I recieved lots of compliments on it!

Now to decide what colour to go for this week! :)


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Lianne Loves.. 8 Weeks To Go [Holiday Countdown]

So, 8 weeks to go..

How did I do this week?

Well, my main aims this week were..

1. To start eating better

2. To tone up

3. To get super soft, smooth, glowing summer skin :)

4. To pay the remainder of my holiday

5. To buy a few more holiday clothes for myself & Bradley

Eating better..

Well, as I mentioned in my previous post, I hadn't been eating too well, I'd been on the heartbreak diet [going days without eating at all, then pigging out on takeaways and chocolate] but this week I've been eating my 3 meals a day, home cooked meals, plenty of fruit and veg, loads of water and saved the takeaways, treats and fizzy pop until the weekend! :) So, I've probably ended up putting on weight due to actually eating this week, but actually eating again was my goal this week, so I'm pretty happy with that! :)

Toning up..

I'm quite slim but really need to tone up, unfortunately I'm too busy/lazy [delete as you wish!] for the gym..

My main exercise is walking - I walk home from work every day, which is a 30-40 minute walk, so that's got to be doing me some good! :)

I went on the Flabelos for 10 minutes this week too!

Unfortunately that's about it, but I'm working on it.. Must try harder next week!! :)

Smooth, glowing summer ready skin..

I've re-started my tanning regime, prepping my skin with 21 minutes on the sun bed this week, using Australian Gold Gelee Accelerator.

And I've been exfoliating face and body with Lush - Angels On Bare Skin and moisturising with Lush - Dream Cream, for body, and The Body Shop - Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream, for face.

Pay for holiday..

All done! :)

Buy holiday clothes..

Well, today I pretty much finished our holiday essentials as you can see. :)

Today's holiday shopping

I think I've finished Bradley's summer wardrobe now, with the exception of a nice pair of jeans/trousers since he's growing out of all of his lately. But he's almost done.

And pretty much finished mine too, although I'm after a couple of nice boob tubes and the perfect bikini!

I bought quite a bit from H&M this afternoon, just some essentials, skirts, dresses, vests.. and some shorts, vest tops and flip flops for the lil man..

Some H&M goodies

So, all in all a pretty good shopping trip! :)

Next weeks aims..

1. Continue eating as well as possible

2. Up my exercise routine for toning up
[continue looking for a local Zumba class I can do on child free evenings! :)]
3. Receive Bradley's passport!

4. Continue searching for a decent bikini

5. Try not to spend too much. Save, save, SAVE!!

Any tips always appreciated!! :)


Lianne Loves.. The Bikini Countdown

So, it's only 8 weeks until I'm here...

So, I guess it's time to start getting this body bikini ready, right?

Plan of action?

First off, I need to start eating properly!

I've been on the heartbreak diet for the past 2 months, so my diet has typically consisted of going for days without eating a thing, combined with binging on takeaways and chocolate. Not good!

So, as from tomorrow I need to start eating a bit better, 3 meals a day. And decent home-cooked, healthy meals - no takeaways! [Well, maybe a weekend treat?! :)]

I don't really drink, so don't need to worry about that.

And I love my sleep so no need to worry about making sure I get enough of that either!

I'm at a decent weight, but really need to tone up!

Thing is, I cancelled my gym membership as my gym was on the other side of town and as I don't drive, was a bit of a pain to get to and the last thing I felt like doing after a day at work!

So, its back on the Flabelos machine I think! Just once a week to start with..

I might even start getting the WiiFit out again!

And I'm still trying to find a local Zumba class I can go to on my child-free evenings! :)

Then, to get super soft, smooth, glowing skin!

I'm a massive Lush addict, so pampering my skin is always a pleasure.. I'm on the look out for the best products for a nice lil shopping trip at Lush in the not too distant future, to add to my collection! I adore using the cleanser 'Angels On Bare Skin' as an all over body exfoliator, finished with lashings of Dream Cream!

Also, need to get my ass quite literally to the tanning salon. 6 minutes 3 times a week!

Join me on my journey to get bikini ready for Menorca!


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Friday, 20 May 2011

Lianne Loves.. River Island for Kids

I'm a fan of River Island, so was really chuffed when they started launching their kids range in store and online and couldn't wait to have a look!

I've bought my little boy, Bradley, who's 7, a few bits from there and a 3 year old I look after at work has a few outfits and always looks great!

Based upon the adult range, the growing range of kids stuff is bang on trend and in true RI style, is fantastic quality.

As a mum of a young boy, I've been particularly drawn to the boys range.

From humorous slogan tee's to chunky knits and military boots, there is an extensive, and growing range to choose from.

The range is aimed at children from age 3 years up to 10.

The range includes accessories such as straw hats, sunglasses and scarves to spruce up your little dude!

Personally, I think they're a bit too grown up for young boys, and a little over the top, but it's all good fun! :)

RI for Kids is available in larger stores of River Island and online. Ive included some images of some of my faves from the site.

I'll definitely be heading into store to get some bits for Bradley for our upcoming summer holiday!!

RI Kids is fast becoming popular for it's affordable fashion for young children. Check out the current boys range
here at the River Island website.

Maybe I'll get the little man to model some of his RI bits for you soon! :)


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Monday, 2 May 2011

Lianne Loves.. April Favourites


I've been a bit awol lately due to lack of computer and other things, hence no 'March Favourites' but I'm back with Aprils! Hasnt it gone quick???

Well April has been an eventful month!
It marked the end of my 2 & 1/2 year relationship.. :(
Which, in true shopaholic style meant that I've been on a few (okay a LOT) of lovely shopping trips!!
Yay to the new clothes. Boo to the empty bank account.
I've spent a lovely, sunshine filled 2 weeks off work with my little man. Unfortunately back to reality as from tomorrow!

Anyway, here's what I've been loving this month...

Nails Of The Month

MaxFactor NailFinity - Angel Nails

MaxFactor's NailFinity range boasts to be 'unlike other long-lasting polishes..' claiming to cling to your nails, ' a lustrous, freshly applied look day after day, no matter what life throws at you.'

This is the first polish I've used from this range and so far I'm more than happy with the results. After a few weeks of bright coloured polishes to go with the summery weather we've been experiencing lately, I thought I'd tone it down a bit with a clear polish, but then remembered this I got with MaxFactor's free gift from earlier this year..
It gives a simple, shiny, glittery finish which I imagine would also look great over the top of a block-coloured polish.

I only used one coat, then finished with top coat.

Read more about MaxFactor's NailFinity range and see more shades available here

Fragrance Of The Month

Charlie Red Bodyspray

Yes really! :)

Due to the hot weather recently, smothering myself in perfume during the day has felt a little overwhelming.
So I picked up one of my old favourites Charlie Red in body spray form, to keep in my handbag to freshen up throughout the day, which was perfect during days out at the park, etc.

This fragrance reminds me of being back at school. :) I'll never get tired of the smell!

You can pick up Charlie Red body spray from £1.

Outfit Of The Month

Denim waistcoat / Polka Dot Boobtube / Leggings

Okay so I ummed an arred about this months outfit of the month, almost going for a LBD I wore for a night out, but then thought about what I'd worn the most this month.. (and that I'd taken a photo of! ;) ) And due to the weather, pretty vests and boob tubes have been a favourite so I went for a simple outfit of the month.. Please ignore the face! lol

Polka dot boob tube - H&M

Black leggings - TopShop

Denim waistcoat - River Island

Shoes Of The Month

Gold Crochet Sandals

Again, due to the weather, it's been time to get those feet out and don some pretty sandals!
I picked up these sandals, with bow detail from River Island. I've lived in them this month! :)

Available for £39.99 here.

Product Of The Month

BellaPierre Mineral Make Up

During one of my retail therapy sessions, someone stopped me outside House of Fraser and asked me to try their new mineral make up. 'Oh here we go!' I thought, but I fell for this product pretty quick!

Now, I'm a fan of a foundation that gives a flawless look, which usually means a pretty heavy application (I'm far from a natural beauty! lol) so I was a bit dubious to try a mineral powder foundation.. but the lady introduced me to their 5in1 product. (Concealer, foundation, SPF, finishing powder, setting powder) and it felt and looked amazing on my skin. It felt light, but looked flawless, healthy and the more that was applied, a healthy glow appeared.
I purchased, along with a brush and a blush which when mixed with water or vaseline, had fantastic effects on the eyes and lips!

I could go on all day telling you all the great things about this product, but you can read for yourself here.

Purchase Of The Month

LOVE ring

TopShop have sooooo many gorgeous chunky rings in at the minute, some of which I have happily purchased!

My favourite is their 'Mega Love Knuckle Duster' which I've been wearing loads lately.

This ring was £10 in their Freedom @ TopShop range.
Check it out, and all the other amazing rings they have in at the mo,

Those were a few of my favourites from this month!
Have a lovely May!!

Lianne XX