Monday, 28 March 2011

DOTD:£20 The Sanctuary Skincare Set

Today, Wahanda have a fantastic Mobdeal on.  For £20 you receive The Sanctuary's Hero Kit which, if the items are bought individually, would cost £43.87.

£20 Exclusive The Sanctuary Spa 4-piece Skincare Heroes Kit with Free Delivery (Save 54%)

This Spa Heroes Kit contains 30ml of their famous Radiance Boosting Facial Oil, their Perfectly Polished Hot Cloth Cleanser (150ml), Warming Microbrasion Polish (100ml), and Warming Charcoal Detox Mask (100ml).  The Boosting Facial Oil is a personal favourite of mine and even the delivery is free! 

So be quick ladies and get yours ordered as there is limited stock available!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

One Elle Of A Polish

I've wanted to try this Mavala nail polish ever since they released it last year to celebrate Elle magazine's 25th Anniversary.  The polish was released as a limited edition but I was able to buy this one recently from at a bargain price of £3.16.

It's a deep earthy griege with a very subtle purple hue which you can only spot in natural light.  What I like about this shade is that it goes with almost anything so is an easy shade to wear on a day to day basis.

 The polish was pretty easy to apply, thick and opaque, although the small 5ml bottle was a tad tricky to keep hold of.  I applied two coats and a topcoat but I have to say I had already started to spot some chipping the next day which always irritates me when I spend ages applying the polish.  It's a "must have" shade but disappointing chipping results.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

I'm off to see Katy Perry at the Hammersmith Apollo tonight, so it's apt that I post about this adorable Hello Kitty body butter I found in *cough, splutter, mutters under breath* Poundland of all places.
Initially it was the tin which drew me towards it, it's so cute and kitsch but the body butter itself is equally to die for.  If any of you remember the old Body Shop Morello Cherry lipbalm from years ago, this smells absolutely identical with just a hint of marzipan.
It goes onto the skin smoothly and soaks in quickly.  I walk around smelling similar to a battenberg cake and I love it.  An absolute bargain for £1 and you can reuse the tin afterwards!

Thursday, 10 March 2011


It's only half way through the month, another two weeks until pay day and I am skint.  So the new Jeanius collection from MAC is really going to tempt me into my overdraft.

Their Jeanius collection is "a denim -inspired collection of moody blues and indigo ink, the quantum of modern cool, with four new limited life Eye Shadows, and new limited-life shades of Lipstick, Lipglass, Blush and Nail Laquer."

Items making a dent in my overdraft will be:

This gorgeous "Biker Blue" nail laquer which is a black base with hues of purple and blue

and this "Pretty Pink" lipstick which is a beautiful subtle shade

I may be poor but I'll look good!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

DOTD:3 for 2 at Peacocks

As if Peacocks wasn't cheap enough, they are offering 3 for 2 on everything both online and instore. 

I'll worry about making room in my wardrobe another time, right now it's time for a cuppa and after careful consideration (trust me I could have bought a hell of a lot more) items making their way into my cyber basket will be:

These cute ditsy heart shorts at £16:


This striking sail boat cardigan at £18:

And (yes I know it's still freezing cold out there but I love it) this denim dress at £20:

What will you treat yourselves to today ladies?

Monday, 7 March 2011

Yum Yum Bubblegum

Another item from my Lush splurge last weekend which I only got around to trying out yesterday.  My lips have been looking a bit flakey and lacklustre recently so I thought I would give Lush's Bubblegum Lip Scrub a try.

A 25g pot of this neon pink sugary delight costs £4.75 which to be honest, I would pay for the smell of this product alone!  The moment I took the lid off, I wanted to grab a spoon and dig in. 

The main ingredient is caster sugar which gives it the rough texture you need to act as the exfoliator on your lips which will work to remove all of the dead skins cells from your lips. The other main ingredient included is Jojoba Oil can be used on all skin types but is especially used as a moisturising ingredient for dry, flaky skin.

As this lip scrub is quite thick in consistency and because it is to be used on your lips you don't actually need to be using too much at a time. You rub it in in small circles to remove all of the dead skin cells and any other impurities from your lips.  

At this point it turned into an "eating a doughnut without licking your lips" type scenario,  the smell of this lip scrub is heaven and just takes you back to the days of buying Hubba Bubbas from the corner shop!
Once you have worked your way across your lips (and managed not to lick it all off), using some slightly damp cotton wool, you gently remove the left over product.

After using this product my lips felt soft and smooth all the way along, what I noticed was no sign of any hard or loose skin but soft smooth lips which had a zinging sensation and I think gave me a slight Angelina Jolie pout (Hi Brad)!

I love this little wonder product and it will definitely be added into my weekly skincare regime, a single girl must make sure she has kissable lips at all times after all!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Drink Anyone?

I had a bit of a Lush splurge on Sunday and had heard lots about their Skin Drink moisturiser, so I decided to give it a try since my skin has been looking a bit dull of late (probably due to not enough water and too much vino)!

£10.95 buys you a 45g tub, which isn't the best price in the world and I did think twice when I picked it up in the store but as I found out, a little really does go a long way.

It includes Evening Primrose Oil which is already widely recognised as having properties that assist with the regeneration of skin and improve its texture. The other ingredients also make you think immediately of good moisturising properties, and the rose petal infusion is a soothing addition.

Since I'm always in a rush in the mornings, I always like to try out new products in the evening when I don't run the risk of any skincare disasters.
Upon application, any tightness in my skin was instantly relieved and my skin instantly felt refreshed.  The texture is quite greasy and it took a while for my skin to absorb, that being said this moisturiser is intended for dry skin whereas my skin is combination.

I left this on my skin overnight and when I woke up this morning I was more than impressed with the results.  My skin feels really smooth and soft which means my foundation glided on evenly this morning.

This product really is a miracle worker and gives noticeable results overnight.  I will be adding this to my staple skincare regime but will be using this as an overnight treatment as opposed to a daytime moisturiser as I think if I applied any foundation over it, it would slip right off.  As an added zing to tired, tight skin you could might want to keep it in the fridge for a nice cooling sensation on application.

Definitely treat your skin to a drink of this ladies!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Oh My Gok!

I'm so happy to hear the news that dear Auntie Gok will be designing his first clothing range exclusively for Sainsbury's Tu label.
I have long admired his philosophy that women should feel confident and sexy, whatever their size or shape. 

Plus Gok realises that whatever God giveth you in one department, he hath taketh away from you in another.

So you may have a fantastic chest but you may have bingo wings, you may have a flat stomach but then you may have thunder thighs, you may have the body of a supermodel but you may have stretchmarks.  Whatever you have, learn how to highlight your assets and shove the little imperfections into the background.

Unfortunately we have to wait until Autumn for his first collection to hit the shops and let's hope that Sainsbury's launch Tu online before then!