Saturday, 11 December 2010

Bloggers giveaway!

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Head on over to my other blog FashionChampagne, to be in with a chance of winning one of my 12 Xmas giveaways.
1 giveaway a day up until Xmas

Good Luck

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

The Bluebeards Revenge

Hey Guys

I go t sent this shaving cream a few weeks ago and as I'm being pretty slack with the posts on this blog, it's taken me a while to get this up.
Originally marketed towards men, this product had a rather surprising result - It wasn't the men lapping this product, it was in fact the ladies.
Funnily enough the product was designed for men with a hairy face and the product claims to reduce a man's stubble by 40% in a mere 60 days.
So the reason the ladies are lapping this up is in fact no surprise at all. We're always looking for new products to stay hairy leg free for longer.

Will let you know how I get on with this product.
If you want to find out more you can check it out here.

Hugs & Kisses

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Ann Summers Gradual Tan Lotion

As the days have been getting colder, I have decided to tone down my fake tan. I am a massive fan of Fake Bake and St Moritz, I just don't think you can beat the amazing deep tan that they bring you out in. However that colour looks a bit, well fake baked in the winter months. I luckily discovered, whilst on the hunt for a police outfit, this Gradual Tan Lotion. Not only does it smell gorge, but the colour that builds up is pretty awesome. It gives me a natural glow, and is surprisingly easy to apply. No need to worry about and streaks. Also as it's currently off season for tanning, the product is buy one get one free, so of course I stocked up with around 6.

Hugs & Kisses

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Marie Claire launches Iphone App

To all of those lucky enough to have an iphone, (I am one - i'm slightly addicted to mine, and I can't live without it) you will be happy to know that they are launching an iphone app. It is called Beauty Genius and has already bee awarded App of the week. The app has all the beauty know how that you need to ensure that you look gorgeous at every single minute of the day. You will be able to get all the hottest hair and make up looks straight from the catwalk, with over 60 minutes of how-to videos by the worlds leading make up artists and stylists.
The app is available to download from the iTunes store for £1.19 - bargain of you ask me.
I'll be downloading mine, and I will be sure to let you know all about it.

Hugs & Kisses

Monday, 22 November 2010

Come & play @ Selfidges


Hey Girlies

Just a quick info post to let you all know about the events going on at Selfridges from Thursday 25th Nov until Sunday 5th Dec.
This Christmas, Selfridges will be hosting a 10 day beauty event. Where you will be introduced to exclusive, never bee see products. Their will be a team of experts on hand, who will be sharing exclusive masterclasses with you guys, and giving away some gorge treats - which I am told include personalised products. Yes. yes you must get yourself down there. I know I will be.

Here are the goings on -

  • 25th Nov - Exclusive colour launch - Chanel Le Vernis in Riva & Estee Lauder's first custom lip gloss by Tom Pecheux.
  • 26th Nov - Launch of Grey City Nail Collections, inspired by the fashion capitals.
  • 27th Nov - Make up artist, Alex Box will be at the Lllamasqua counter.
  • 28th Nov - Nail Fest
  • 29th Nov - Meet the Nars pro team
  • 30th Nov - launch of the NEW rejuvenated skincare destination in the beauty hall.
  • 1st Dec -  personalise Armani master products with Swarovski crystals.
  • 2nd Dec - 6-8pm Keihl's shop for a cause launches exclusively at Selfridges.
  • 3rd Dec - Bare Minerals, SJ is in store hosting demos at the Bare Minerals counter.
  • 4th Dec - Benefit have a complimentary Powderpop with every £30 purchase (while stocks last)
  • 5th Dec - Join YSL for the 'Get the Lloyd Simmonds' look.
Hope to see you all there.

Hugs & Kisses

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Leopard Print Nails


getting a bit experimental with my nails these days. This pattern is certainly nothing new, but it was the first time for me. I got so many comments with my nails like this and loads of questions about how to do it. So I think I will do a how to post or Vlog at the weekend, so if anyone is interested then stay tuned. I have the same style on right now, but I changed up the colours for candy pink and lilac for the spots!  

Hugs & Kisses

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Tigi - Rockaholic

I have been raving about the hair spray to any poor soul that wanders past. It actually holds! AMAZED! Also smells pretty amazing.
If you buy one thing this week, make sure it's this! 

Hugs & Kisses

Sunday, 14 November 2010

FashionChampagne loves Barry M

This brand seem to be multiplying in my make up bag these days (see here). I think they have by far the best nail polish on the high street. Definitely the best for durability. I find that the collection pictured above are pretty awesome with their lack of chipping. That is what every girl needs a chip free nail polish. I haven't found that's completely chip free and long lasting just yet.
have any of you guys?

Friday, 12 November 2010

MAC strobe liquid lotion

So I have heard an awful lot of GREAT things about this product and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. The MAC girls at London Fashion Week (see here) were very helpful, explaining what the product was for etc....... for radiant and highlighted skin, don't you know! 
I will make sure to take a piccy of this product in use (on my face) as I think it really does a great job. Especially in the winter, when my skin never seems to see the daylight. Think Edward Cullen and then think Edward Cullen in the sun. That is my explanation and i'm sticking to it - it is infact a natural looking glow, not a glitter bomb. For more info on the product check it out here
I will be sure to report back.

Hugs & kisses

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Review - Dirty Work

What's that you say 'Another post on Soap & Glory already?' Well look again. I found this whilst scoping the aisles of Sainsbury for toothpaste. It caught my eye instantly as I thought it was Soap & Glory. It's smells delish and half the price. The product itself isn't the same as S&G and not as good in my opinion. The cream is a bit thicker, but once it warms up it's easier to spread. It also does smell amazing and defo worth the try. 

Hugs & Kisses

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Soap & Glory - Trick and Treatment

I have been on the hunt for a concealer that actually works my whole life! For some reason I have dark circles under my eyes. This morning I woke up and looked like someone had given me 2 black eyes. I have full half moons! No LIE! After spending the say drinking water, I am now back to normal and the usual under eye shadow. Anyway back to the point - I will be testing this concealer out and reporting back to you guys. I love everything Soap & Glory, so I hope it doesn't disappoint.
It, as the name would suggests conceals your dark circles and contains clinically proven dark-circle reducers. The special formula will neutralise purple under eye circles with a special yellow-tone (read more here).
What concealer do you use?

Monday, 8 November 2010

Review - Nails Inc

I love that magazines seem to be giving away more freebies now. If I didn't already buy like 20 magazines a week, it would definitely make me gravitate towards the magazine with said freebie. I'm a sucker for nail varnish freebies, especially when the magazine collaborate with Nails Inc. I think that this brand is by far the best nail varnish their is on offer. Would be nice of they dropped the price a bit, then I might actually spend my dinero on the product instead of waiting until the next freebie. The magazine in question is Glamour and it is in the December issue. I think their are 4 colours available, but I think this colour is by far the best. It's called Savile Row and comes out the most amazing deep purple.
I think I may just buy up all 4!
*Could I have said the word freebie anymore in this post? HA

Hugs & Kisses

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Strawberry Carmex

I haven't seen this Strawberry Carmex in England! I'm very sad. I picked this up in San Francisco. I seriously love it and it is my fave lip balm ever. Does anyone know of anywhere in the UK that sells it? I can't stand the cherry one and the original one is way too boring for my liking! 
Take note - once applying this, do not take a sip of diet coke until it has dried - make the cola taste of beer. 

Hugs & Kisses

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Review - Batiste Gold Shimmer

I am a huge fan of anything sparkly or shimmery, so when I spotted this I instantly swiped it and put it in my basket.

The smell reminded me of my teenage years, as my sister pointed out it smelt like Spice Girls Impulse body spray. Now that does take me back, like a whole decade. woops.
I couldn't wait to use it and did so on Friday night at the Aussie Take The Heat launch. I really didn't realise how much glitter would come out when sprayed, but I can tell you its a whole lot. If you still live with your parents, then let them know and ask what room would be ok to use this. Also spray it before you put your clothes one. It's like an exploding bomb - I kid you not. On the other hand I love a bit of glitter so I sprayed loads. I'm now covered in it and everyone that enters my rooms is too.

I wouldn't use this on a daily basis, but would be more than happy to for a night out with the girl or a christmas party.

Has anyone tried this?

Hugs & Kisses

Friday, 5 November 2010

Review - Aussie Hair Care - Take The Heat

As mentioned here, I received some Aussie hair care goodies a couple of weeks ago. It's like they read my mind - heat product related mind - I am always on the look out for something to save my bleached, heat damaged hair. Going back to brunette is literally not an option. I love being a blonde far too much. It's like a whole new me - well in the mirror anyway.
Also leaving my hair to dry naturally is not an option either. My hair is neither straight nor curly. It's the dreaded wavy, but not the beach curls wavy, yucky wavy.
Anyways back to the point. I have been using these products over the last few weeks and not to sound predictable, they actually seem to work. My hair is smoother, i'v had less breakage and the colour has stayed (If you a chemically treated blonde you will appreciate how hard it is to keep the colour)
I also steer away from putting too much product in the hair as it tends to weigh your hair down and leave it looking like it just needs a good wash, but with these products, even the cream, it's like their is nothing there. Not to mention the fab smell that lingers all day.
So all in on, I would rate this as a 5 star product!

Hugs & Kisses

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Review of online store - Beauty Basket

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Exactly 2 weeks and a few days ago..............I ordered some makeup from an online store called Beauty Basket. I had heard great reviews about this shops service and most importantly their prices.
That being said, the service was awful, but the prices were still cheaper than everywhere else.

I ordered my products (BareMinerals) on Oct 17th and they turned up today on Nov 4th (Pretty awful if you ask me).
Their website states that if you order something it will be dispatched within 2 days unless the order isn't in stock at that time, in which case you will be informed via email. 10 days later..............I received no email to inform me of such a thing.

I emailed asking why I wasn't informed of this - as I would have gone somewhere else as I was in desperate need of make up - I had no response. I emailed response. So of course I emailed again...........still no response. However after 3rd email I did receive an email saying 'Item DISPATCHED!' Better late than never, but an apology would have been nice. Infact if they had apologised I probably wouldn't be writing this post.

So their you have it - if you use this site be prepared to wait ages!

Hugs & Kisses