Sunday, 2 November 2014

Younique 3d Fiber Lash Mascara

Just a quick post to let you all know my website is now live and you can go ahead and order all your younique goodies from me, including the world famous 3d fiber lash mascara!!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

NOTD: Sinful Colours Slate

So, when i first picked this colour out of my nail draw, i honestly thought it was an ugly colour, but after applying it, i actually really really like it, its a gorgeous slate gray colour with tiny silver shimmers running through it, this applied very smooth and evenly, and gave full coverage with 2 coats applied.
I will definitely be reaching for this shade again!!

Monday, 20 October 2014

A little halloween post.......

So I'm pretty excited that Halloween is nearly upon us, I really enjoy dressing up for Halloween and choosing outfits for my kids!!
Me and my son decided to do a trial run of what he wants to be, and we both love the way it came out!! What do you think?
Obviously this was just a quick attempt, I have since ordered some snazaroo professional face paints which I'm sure will give a better look. 
Here's a quick look at some of my past Halloween looks on myself, partner and my son. 
Which ones your fave?! 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

MAC Simpsons Mac and Marge Haul

Here's what i managed to pick up from this collection
Full Swatches and Reviews will be coming this week!!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Younique Moodstruck Minerals Pigments - Swatches

If you have watched the video on my last post then you will know that i got some sample pigments to try out, i didn't swatch in the video as i though it would get very messy, so here they are on the blog instead!

First of all, i love the packaging of these samples, super neat and cute!!

They come with a little sticker on the back with the shade name on.

Finally the actual swatches, the left side is applied dry and the right side is applied wet, you can see that the colours really pop when applied wet, but that is the case with all pigments.
Colours From Top to Bottom:

Younique 3d Fiber Lash Mascara & Make-up

My thoughts and swatches on the craze that is taking over the world right now
Younique 3d Fiber Lash Mascara

Saturday, 30 August 2014

NYX Butter Glosses

These are my favourite glosses at the moment so had to do a quick post about them!
I only have 5 at the moment which i received in my beauty swap which i did with the lovely Janice, you can view it HERE

The shades i have from left to right are as follows:
* Strawberry Parfait
* Apple Strudel
* Merengue
* Maple Blondie
* Creme Brulee
My faves are Maple Blondie and Creme Brulee.
They all smell absolutely amazing, and they literally glide onto the lips, they aren't sticky in the slightest and give great colour payoff, i will definitely be adding to my collection!!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Worlds Most Powerful Facial

I have to share this post on the 'Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay'
This claims to be the 'Worlds most powerful Facial', and 'makes your face pulsate'
I have used this a few times now, and i actually LOVE it!! It comes in a large 1lb tub and its pure powder, what you do is mix it with water or Apple Cider Vinegar to form a paste and then you apply it over the entire face, avoiding the delicate eye area.
I used mine with water and applied it about 1/4 inch in thickness all over my face and left it on for about 15mins, at first i thought, its just a normal clay mask, and didn't feel anything on my skin, but after about 10mins or so, my face started really pulsating, just like it claims on the tub, its a weired sensation, and i dare say even slightly painful, but i just loved the fact that i could actually feel it doing something to my skin. After i removed the mask, my skin was red, like really really red, my boyfriend even said to me, 'woah, what the hell have you done' ha ha. Ill admit it was a huge shock to see the redness, but it honestly disappeared after about 30mins, and i swear my skin has never ever felt so soft and smooth before, this is one hell of a deep cleansing mask and i absolutely swear by it, it helps with pimples, blackheads and any impurities you have.
I use this mask once a week now, for a full deep cleanse, and i know it will be a staple in my routine now.

 There is tons of other uses for this mask including:
* Body Wraps
* Clay Baths
* Back Facials
* Foot Soaks
* Chilled clay for Knee packs and Insect bites
 i still need to try it with the vinegar to see if there is any difference, but right now i am more than happy with the water mixture.
You can purchase this Mask from  HERE for the absolutely amazing price of $5.99
You can also use the code BGJ917 For $10 off orders over $40 or $5 off orders under $40

Monday, 18 August 2014

Bargain Alert - Maybelline Baby Lips!!

For any of you that have a 'Pound Shop' near you, i suggest having a pop in and checking out the beauty section, i managed to grab these Maybelline Baby Lips, these do have different packaging to our other baby lips that we get, and i think that's because these are the Japanese version, i have actually owned and fully used up the one on the left before, its in the scent mango pie and smells amazing!!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Iherb Haul

Visit the iherb website here

Use code BGJ917 at checkout for $10 off an order of $40 or more and $5 off any orders under $40

Thursday, 31 July 2014

NOTD - Essie Bikini So Teeny

This is my most recent Mani, a shade that i have had in my collection for quite a while now but don't think i have ever shared it.
This polish is a gorgeous soft, pale blue colour with super fine silver shimmers, it applies very evenly and has lasted me 5 days so far and thats without a base and top coat, naughty i know!!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

MEME Box Unboxing and Review

I received my first ever MEME Box and share all my thoughts in this Unboxing Video Here:
Please check it out

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

NOTD: Models Own Beach Bag!!

My absolute love for the Models Own Polish for Tans collection still stands strong, i think i have wore the colours from this collection more than any other lately! They are THE perfect shades for summer, this is the shade
 'beach bag'

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Lime Crime at last!!

I have wanted to try Lime Crime Lipsticks  for as long as I can remember, so when I saw these in a blog sale recently I had to nab them!!

The packaging is gorgeous and the holographic unicorn sits perfectly against the purple shade, there pretty much the same shape as my beloved MAC Lipsticks, just a little fatter and more rounded on the top! 
(10 out of 10 for packaging from me!!)

The shades I picked up are Centrifuschia  and Countessa Fluorescent. 

I'll admit these are not the first choice of shades I would choose but they were such a good price I thought I would take a chance just to try, and honestly, I'm not disappointed! The pigmentation is amazing and they are super creamy and moisturizing!!
I can't wait to try more shades, next on my hit list are Babette, Coquette and Geradium!! 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

GlossyBox UK - July 2014

So the theme of this months box was 'Stars and Stripes' and it came in special edition American Flag style packaging, complete with red and navy packaging inside, very apt for the theme.

I got some great things in this months box four of which were full size items and I'm very happy with it.
Here's the lowdown 

*Carmex Lip balm - Full Size £2.69
*Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara (cant see a size on this but 7ml retails for £19.50)
*Bellapierre Cosmetics Lipstick in Mandarina Full Size £20
*Absolute Eyeshadow Primer Full Size $4.99
*Color Club Nail Polish in Glossy Seal Full Size $8

Im still over the moon that i got a Tarte Mascara in my box, and cant wait to gIve it a go as ive heard rave reviews about it!!

I know for definite that i will use the Carmex, Mascara and the Eyeshadow Primer, I may be brave enough and actually try out the lipstick for a night out or something as its not my usual colour, (still cant quite believe this lippie is worth £20, the packaging feels kinda cheap for that price point) and I'm sure i will use the polish at some point, (maybe winter time) oh, does anyone know if this is color club's new packaging?? hate to say it but I'm not a fan.

The value of this box comes to roughly about £29 and that's without the Tarte Mascara factored into it as i have no idea what size it is, so your still getting a pretty good deal with this box for your monthly subscription fee.

Monday, 14 July 2014

July BirchBox

This is the July Birch Box and was actually a freebie this month, i signed up in June and received the June box, but i was so disappointed in what i received that i felt i had to email them, and express my feelings.
I did receive a reply from a member of the birch box team, but honestly the reply wasn't what i was expecting, so i immediately cancelled my subscription.
I went to check my on line banking a few days later and realised that they had taken another payment out for the July Box, i was confused as i had already cancelled, so yet again i emailed them.
I received a reply basically saying sorry, the payment has already been processed and they couldn't stop it from going through and that my July box will be on its way, anyway after a couple more emails back and forth i was told i would receive a refund and could have the July box as a gesture of good will.

That i was thankful for, and i can honestly say that this months box is 100x better than the June box.
I'm really happy with the products this month which include:

* Benefit Porefessional 7.5ml
*Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream 7ml 
*Weleda Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body wash 20ml (This smells amazing!!)
*Laqa & Co Lip Lube in Bees Knees (A gorgeous Peach/Coral shade which is right up my alley)
* Whish Body Butter in Lavender 22ml (Not a huge lavender fan but this is just a subtle scent)
*Vita Coco Natural Coconut Water Lemonade

I think the products in this box would be great to take on your travels, I'm particularly excited to try out the eye cream and the lip pencil. (Swatched above)

Did any of you get Birch Box this month??

Monday, 7 July 2014

Clinique Freebies - Glamour Magazine

Just a quick heads up that this months glamour magazine is out now and comes with mini Clinique freebies!!
Theres 4 to choose from and they include dramatically different moisturising lotion
High impact mascara
Mini chubby sticks in 2 different shades

I could only manage to find the moisturiser and mascara, I have never seen the chubby sticks anywhere near me unfortunately.

Although these are minis, there still a great size, the moisturiser is a good 15ml.
I will be trying them both out and if I like them I'm heading back out to clear my stores magazine shelves ha ha!! 

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Primark Beauty - False Nails

I had to do a post on these false nails from Primark as they are my absolute faves, and you cannot beat the price!! 

I've been buying their false nails for a couple of years now and my absolute faves are their square French manicure ones. 

They have recently expanded their range and now include a huge amount of pre-designed ones, so if your a fan of nail art I highly suggest you pick some up!

I picked up some plain nude square style ones, this is the shape I love, I'm not too keen on the whole pointed nail trend.

They come with 24 nails in various sizes and nail glue. I do use the glue that comes with these and it's actually really good and long wearing. 
I love the fact that these nails are small in size as in 'width' not length because I have really small dainty hands and nails and have always struggled with false nails being to wide on my fingers and having to file the majority of the nail down, which kind of makes the nail lose it's shape.
These fit my nails perfect and I can get up to 2 weeks wear out of these, I'm not overly hard on my hands but I do work in an office and have two kids and a dog so my hands r pretty much 'at work' all the time so I think the staying power of these are great!
I've listed all my pros about these nails below, and honestly I can't think of a con.
These get a HUGE thumbs up from me and I would 100% recommend them!!
* amazing price
* huge range of designs/styles
* good quality/don't feel cheap
* great glue and lasting power
* 24 nails per pack

I will always continue to buy these for as long as they sell them!! 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

MAC 3d glitters haul.

When i heard that MAC were coming out with a full set of new 3d glitters, i knew i had to have them.
I do love glitter after all!!

There are 7 glitters in the collection and naturally i purchased them all
You really do have to see these in person to see the full holographic beautiful-ness!

I am absolutely dying to use these, although i have read that there not supposed to be used on eyes which I'm slightly gutted about as that was my sole intended purpose, however I'm still going to try.
They can also be mixed with nail polish to create a gorgeous holographic effect to the nails, something which i will definitely be trying!!

Friday, 20 June 2014

MAC Osbournes Haul

So, i don't know about you guys but i was super excited about the release of the 'MACosbornes' collection.

I had no idea what date or time this was being released online, so i was ever so grateful when a lovely friend of mine messaged me via instagram to let me know it was live on the Debenhams website.
I was actually at work when she messaged me so it was a quick case of literally running to the toilet and hiding there until i had placed an order lol!!

I managed to grab all of Kelly's lipsticks which i knew i definitely wanted after seeing numerous swatches online.
(I seem to have misplaced 'strip poker' at the moment)

The packaging of Kelly's lipsticks are a gorgeous pearly pastel lilac colour with her signature wrote on in red, (these really remind me of the Dame Edna collection from a few years back)

I am so excited about the shades of these lipsticks and definitely feel like they were the stand out products from this whole collection.
From left to right:
Riot House (absolutely amazeballs!!!)
Kelly Yum Yum
Dodgy Girl

Just look at the pigmentation on those, and that's only one swipe of each!

I knew i was going to love these lipsticks before i received my debenhams order so i was very naughty and went to my local counter straight from work, and picked up a few back ups just in case and I'm so so glad i did!!

As far as i know everywhere is now sold out online, but i would highly suggest you check your local counter for these beauties!!

Monday, 16 June 2014

Blog sale!!


Rules are as follows:

* UK & International (International must send pay pal payments as 'gift') I email receipts of all my packages to prove i have sent them.
* Payment is via Pay Pal only. 
* If you wish to make a purchase please leave a comment with your email address so I can send a Pay Pal invoice. Please respond to the invoice within 24 hours.
* Postage and Packaging for UK is £4 & International will be quoted by what you order.

ELF Items:
Bronzer in Warm used 1x £2.50
Lipsticks in Gypsy and Sociable used 1x 50p each

Various Lipsticks and Glosses:
BN Bonne Belle £1.50
BN Essence Deep Rose £1
BN Figs and Rouge Cherry Blossom Tinted Lip Balm £3
BN LipLUSHous £1.50
BN NYC in Nude Yolk City £1.50
Jelly Pong Pong Lip Crayon used 1x £3
BN ELF Hypershine Lip gloss 50p
MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Cream in Atomic used 1x £2
Rimmel Apocalips in Celestial used 1x £4
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Pencil 2x £4
BN Helen E Lipstick in Cafe Au lait £3
BN Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Extreme Plumping Lip gloss £6
BN Sleek Pout Paint in Peachy Keen £4 (SOLD)

BN Sleek Pout Polish £4
NYC Lip Slider 50p
Various Foundations:
MAC Studio Sculpt NC30 more than half left £12
MAC Select SPF NW20 more than half left £8
Rimmel Match Perfection Ivory 1/4 left £2.50 
BN Revlon Photo ready Natural Beige £7
Maybelline Better Skin Light Beige Tested 1x £5

ELF Tone Correcting Concealer and All Over Cover Stick £1 for both
BN Micabella Blush Terracotta £1
BN NV Colour Eyeshadow Crayon soft pink colour £2.50
BN LA Colours Trio £2.50
BN MONU Illuminating Primer £3
NYC Eye Palette £2.50

BN MAC RiRi Hibiscus Kiss £25 (SOLD)
BN MAC RiRi Diamonds CCB £25 (SOLD)
BN MAC RiRi Blush £25 (SOLD)
MAC Aqualine Liner £6
MAC Retro speck Shadow £8

Real Techniques Brush Case and Holder £3
BN Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Mascara £4
BN Oceane Makeup Remover Pen £3

Sigma ss190 Foundation Brush £9

BN Jerome Alexander Magic Mineral Powder £7
Milani Baked Bronzer £4 (SOLD)

Body Lotions, Perfumes Etc:
Mariah Carey 'M' Body Lotion £4
BN Boss Orange Body Lotion £5
BN Lacoste Touch of Pink Shower Gel and Body Lotion £5 each or £8 for both.
BN Intimately Beckham Body Lotion £5
BN Kylie Minogue Darling Body Lotion £5
BN Dolce and Gabbana Body Lotion £9
BN Tree Hut Rose Hand Cream £3
BN Beyonce Heat Body Lotion £4
BN Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean £6
BN Charlie Pink Perfume 30ml £5
BN Monu Spa Hand Cream £3
BN Gamila Cleansing Bar £2

Bath and Body Works Paris Amour Body Lotion £2
Bath and Body Works Paris in Bloom Body Lotion £2
BN DKNY Be Delicious Night Body Lotion £5

BN Matrix Essentials Perm Fresh Moisture Supply (great for any hair type) £5 for both

Mixed Lot:
BN Matrix Biolage Fortifying Heat Styler £3
Bath and Body Works Wild Apple Daffodil Body Lotion £2
BN Hello Kitty for Liberty of London Eyeshadow Palettes Large £5 Small £3
OCC Lip Tar in Petty Beige (Old style packaging) £5
BN Kryolan for Glossybox Blush in Rosewood £3
BN Vera Wang Princess Lip gloss Key Chain £3
BN Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker £4
BN Famous by Sue Moxley Lip gloss (shimmer pink shade) £1
BN MEMEME Beat The Blues Highlighter £3
Givenchy Eyeshadow Pink/Purple Shade £7 (SOLD)

Nail Polishes
BN Glitter polishes Top row £1 each
Rimmel £1
BN Barry M Limited Edition Shade £2
Millennium Red Glitter 50p
Mini ELF Multi Glitter 50p
Mini OPI Pink shade No Name 50p
BN Seche Molten Metal £4
BN Wet n Wild Fergie Polish £2 (SOLD)
BN B Cosmetics Khaki £3
BN Headline Colours £2
BN The Face Shop Heart Glitter Polish £2
BN Nicole by OPi Khloe had a Lam Lam £4
BN Mini Nubar Red 50p

Brand new Juicy Couture 'peace, love and juicy couture' perfume 50ml

Brand New 'DKNY' be delicious fresh blossom perfume 30ml

BN Benefit double ended glosses
£4 each

Topshop cream blush in head over heels £4

Illamasqua lipstick in the shade brink 

Maybelline baby skin £5

Benefit porefessional £4

BN Fearne Cotton Lip glosses £2 each

BN Liberty of London for Hello Kitty lip glosses £2 each 

Replica Chanel Purse Never  Used £8

BN ELF Beauty Book 'Smokey Eye' £4

All BN
*bonnebelle clear lip gloss 50p
*bonnebelle pink lip gloss £1
*NYX Purple glitter palette £3
*MUA Shadows £1 each 
*Mini Mouse and hello kitty lip colours £1 
*MUA Juicy Lipstick £1
*ELF Powders in Honey £1 each

BN body shop Moroccan rose body butter 50ml £2
BN Hard Candy Lip gloss £1
Nail Foils £1 each
Glossybox eye mask £1

Selling each piece for £2 to keep it simple.
There is a mixture from topshop, river island, hnm, miss selfridge., new look, next etc.