Showing posts with label July. Show all posts
Showing posts with label July. Show all posts

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Today is my Birthday

There isn't a post from me today because:

I am spending the morning having time with my boys and then this afternoon I will be going for a massage in Covent Garden, so watch out for that review soon!  Then tonight, I will be spending time with my mister going for a meal, whenever I decide what it is I want to eat.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

July Glossybox - Stars and Stripes and a bit of drama!

I had been really looking forward to this months Stars and Stripes themed Glossybox, I already knew I would get one Lipstick from Bellapierre Cosmetics Ltd because there had been a big announcement, but when my box arrived, it looked as though every person who had handled it had trodden on the outside of the box and inside, I was gutted, the box has been torn down one side and I had items missing.  So, I emailed Glossybox to explain my woes and they rapidly sent me some replacements.

For the purpose of photos, sellotape has been used!

So, inside my box I should have had:
  • Bellapierre Lipstick
  • ABSOLUTE New York Perfecting Eyeshadow Primer
  • Carmex Lipbalm
  • Colour Club Glossy Seal Nail Polish
  • Pur Minerals Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mud Masque
What I had was this:

Pur Minerals Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque - Dirty Girl is said to unclog pores, Cleanse the skin and gently exfoliate. Pascalite Clay absorbs pore-clogging impurities while Salicylic Acid removes dead skin for a visibly fresher, more radiant complexion.  This has an RRP of £18 for a 120g tube and can be found in M&S.

Colour Club Glossy Seal - This Nail Polish is made in New York and is made only without non-toxic and cruelty free ingredients.  My shade was Baldwin Blue and it has an RRP of $8 for 15ml tube.

ABSOLUTE New York perfecting Eyeshadow Primer - This is an oil-free, ultra-creamy formula which evens skin tone around the eye area and keeps eyeshadow crease-free and colour-true for a lasting look.  This has an RRP $4.99

So those three items are the ones in my box and when my package from Glossybox arrived these products became my additions:

So I was re-sent the nail polish in the same shade and the eyeshadow primer but the additions were:

Wei Royal Ming firming and hydrating cream - It is said to nourish the skin with elements that improve luminosity and texture. You apply it the face and neck after cleansing and is designed for normal-dry skin. The tube is fairly small with just 4ml.

BeautyUk Posh Pout Lip Crayon - This shade is 'How Nude' which has a pinky colur to it and it has an RRP of £2.99.  I am a huge fan of lip crayons so am looking forward to trying it out.

Elizabeth Arden Sachets - I have to admit, I am not an Elizabeth Arden fan, I hate the 8 hour cream, I put it on par with Vaseline, so I was excited by these sachets, they look like something you get free in a magazine, which contain - Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating skincare for dry skin and then a cleanser, serum and a smaller version of the hydrating cream.

Bellapierre Lipstick - I did get one but in bright red, the one colour I would never ever wear, so hopefully I will find it a good home.  The shade is Ruby and it is stunning, but just not for me and it has an RRP £20.  Described as being a cult American favourite, it is formulated with waxes, mineral pigments and antioxidents including vitamin C and E.  

So there you have it, my box at the end of all the drama!  Whilst I might not be too over-joyed with the contents, have homes to find some of the products, I am really glad that Glossybox did reply to my email and did send out replacement products super quick.

Did you get this months Glossybox?  What did your box have inside?  Do any of these products interest or excite you?

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Saturday, 28 June 2014

The Summer Tag

The lovely Georgina over at Makeup-Pixi3 created this 'The Summer Tag' post and as I really enjoy filling them and taking part, these are my answers to those questions.  If you decide to do this tag, there are one or two stipulations which are:

"Feel free to consider yourself tagged as well, IF you do it, please remember to credit me as the source of the tag, and feel free to use the image above too.  Either tweet me or (ideally) leave a comment with your post URL of the tag, and I'll add it to the bottom of this post so others can find all the summer tag posts :)  Lets get on with the questions"

1.  What's your favourite thing about Summer?
It is my birthday.  Yes I am due to be celebrating my birthday in July therefore exciting.  I do also love the sunshine, going to the beach, sitting in the park, picnics, BBq's and so on.

2.  Do you have a favourite Summer drink?
I love going into Starbucks to try their latest Frappuchino which are always quite immense, the only time I tend to drink them.  Otherwise, because I have cut out caffeine, I tend to drink a lot of water during the daytime and to spice things up a bit, I love Vimto.

3.  Is there a location you like to go to each Summer?
I love being beside the seaside, beside the sea. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting on a beach, near to the sea just listening to the sound of the waves when the tide is in.  I am also a bit of a demon for the arcades and love the 2p and 10p slots, just as the mister!

4.  Favourite makeup look for Summer?
Simple  - BB Cream and mascara with lip balm to stop my lips from drying out. 

5.  Dresses or skirts?
Both.  I have recently started to like wearing skirts again, though I do need some sort of colour on my pasty white legs, so for the time being it is either a maxi dresses or a skirt with some nude tights.

6.  Sandals or ballet pumps?
Pumps definitely, though my favourite item of footwear for the summer are my Fitflops, the most comfortable shoe I have ever owned.

7.  Do you prefer to wear your hair up or down for Summer?
Depends on my mood.  I tend to wear it down a lot more than I used to, but if it is really really warm then I put my hair up so that it is off the back of my neck.

8.  Deep smokey eyes or bold lips?
Neither in the summer.  Simple is the way forward to me and that tends to mean nothing on the eyes except mascara and nothing on the lips except maybe a touch of colour from my favourite Dior lipstick and lip balm.

9.  Favourite perfume for Summer?
Either Bvlgari Pour Femme because it is my favourite perfume or at the minute I am loving Irresistble by Givenchy.

10.  Last but not least, favourite music for Summer?
My taste in music never changes, my iphone which doubles up as my ipod will be playing Queen, my all time favourite band, Five Finger Death Punch, Metallica, Bush, Guns N Roses, Terrorvision, Black Sabbath, 90's dance classics, 80's cheese and some songs that I generally like singing along too but would never admit to ever knowing them ;)

If you do this tag I would love to know. Happy Summer my lovelies!!!
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