Ignore the state of my cuticles, bit of a rush job, oops!!
Saturday, 24 September 2011
Friday, 23 September 2011
'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.'
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!
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Thursday, 4 August 2011
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.
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! ;)
Thursday, 7 July 2011
'Quick drying and funky up to the minute colours.'
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil, Brilliance Powder and Bronzing Gel for Face
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 ;)]
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.
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
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!! :)
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
Amazing bikini body? Hmm, still working on that one!
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.
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 Butterball bath ballistic
Lush Floating Island bath melt
Lush Angels on Bare Skin
Lush Dream Cream
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
As soon as it touched water it started foaming, a thick, creamy foam, which Bradley found amazing! :)
As you can imagine, for a 7 year old, this is utter entertainment for bath time!! :)
Sunday, 29 May 2011
But I've discovered something new and exciting..
Saturday, 28 May 2011
And this was the result 7 days on..
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
[continue looking for a local Zumba class I can do on child free evenings! :)]
3. Receive Bradley's passport!
Friday, 20 May 2011
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! :)
Tweet me @Lianne84
Monday, 2 May 2011
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!
It gives a simple, shiny, glittery finish which I imagine would also look great over the top of a block-coloured polish.
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.
Outfit Of The Month
Shoes Of The Month
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
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, here.
Those were a few of my favourites from this month!
Have a lovely May!!