Scrub 'Em and Leave 'Em ... Soap & Glory Body Buff *Review*

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

I've made no secret of my love for Soap & Glory, especially all items fragranced with the Mist You Madly scent so it comes with no surprise that i absolutely adore their Scrub 'Em and Leave 'Em Body Buff.

It's boasts the classic pink, retro style packaging that all Soap & Glory products are adorn with and comes in a huge 300ml tub.

The scrub is a gorgeous pale pink colour with darker pink buffing beads and is crammed with Babassu Oil (never heard of this before *dunce*), sea salt and 'moisturising jojoba and mandarin oils'. As mentioned above the Scrub 'Em and Leave 'Em Body Buff is scented with Mist You Madly's 'beautiful notes of Bergamot, Blackcurrant, Magnolia, Freesia, Vanilla and Musk.'

I'm sure you've all used body scrubs before so don't need me to tell you that you simply scoop out a handful of product and rub it all over your skin ;) This Body Buff is an extremely good exfoliator that i reach for a couple of times a week and keeps my skin super smooth and radiant looking.

I've had this scrub since Christmas and have used it regularly and I'm only about half way through the giant pot :) it will last you forever and with an RRP of £7.40 it's well worth the money. Don't miss out on the frequent offers in Boots where they do 3 for 2 or 30% off!

I'm currently lusting after Soap & Glory's Sit Tight firming lotion and the Solar Powder bronzer/highlighter; has anyone tried these?

What are your Soap & Glory loves and hates?



What's in my make-up bag?

Saturday, 25 June 2011

I'd though I'd share with you today what i carry in my beloved make-up bag!

I love these sort of posts; not only because I'm nosey but because i like to see what everyone else rates for everyday use and find me some new goodies!

I stay at the bf's from Friday evening until Sunday so my make-up bag is often bulging as i never know what i might need or where we may end up!

Here's what i currently have packed for this weekend:

Bronze make-up bag - Boots - £5

Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation - Ivory (currently testing this out, not sure about it yet - its a little too sheer me thinks)
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation - 021 Nude
ELF Make Up Mist & Set
ELF High Definition Powder
17 Shine Control Pressed Powder - Natural
MEMEME Blush Me! - Coral
ELF Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder - Sunkissed
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer - 2 Light

Eyelure Ready To Wear Pre-Glued Lashes - 070
17 Vintage Love Perfect Pastels Eyeshadow Palette
17 Va Va Voom Mascara - Black
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - Blackest Black
Opia Eyeshadow Quad
17 Eye Dazzle - Gold
17 Glitter Eyeshadow - Chalice
ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream - Sugar Cookie
Barry M Kohl Eyeliner Pencil - Black
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner - Black
17 Eyeshadow - Ivory Coast

Schwarzkopf Got2Be Powderful Volumising Styling Powder
Hair clip
GHD Fine-tooth Comb (great for backcombing!)
Natural Collection eyeshadow (used to fill in eyebrows - so old the colour/name has worn off)
ELF Eyebrow Treat & Tame - Light
Blistex Lip Massage
MAC Viva Glam Gaga
Colgate toothpaste (cant use any other brand, yuk!)
Kirby grips


This is just the selection i carry around with me. Oh My! I also have a selection of lipsticks/glosses in my handbag too! LOL!

Writing it all down (and having to photograph it separately to get good shots!) it seems like quite an excessive list, but i obviously don't use all these products in one go! ... It gets me through the weekend plus nights out and gives me options!

I tag - everyone!

I want to nosey around your make-up bags now :)



Nails of the Weekend - A leopard never changes his spots ...

Friday, 24 June 2011

Ok so today i attempted my first try at nail art - leopard nails to be exact!

And while i bought the Models Own nail art pen on Wednesday with the plan to have some funky nails for the weekend i then lacked all inspiration until i came across Leanne's post and totally copied her *thanks doll* :)

Oh hai there pretty phone case :)

So like Leanne i used my Sphinx gold nail polish by 17 - love love love this colour. A rich gold with a greenish-bronze hint!
I then drew on the leopards spots (or curly c's) with the Models Own nail art pen using the nib applicator rather than the brush. I found this surprisingly easy to do and the pens nib releases just the right amount of polish.

woops! pre-tidy up pic *cant all be perfect nail artists* ;)

To add some colour i chose Barry M's Peach Melba. I didn't like this polish as an all over nail colour (i found the consistency rather watery and needed several coats before the desired colour was reached) but found it great for filling in the leopard spots :)

the 'ingredients'

Totally love this look and am already thinking about what i can try next with my nail art pen - leave your suggestions below :)

What do you think of my first attempt?



* ELF Plumping Lip Glaze Review *

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

I recently discovered ELF products and am already completely in love and hooked! If you haven't heard about ELF then quite frankly YOU SHOULD! They offer quality products at an inexpensive price (most items from their main range are £1.50!!)

I've placed two orders so far - one consisting of eye make-up brushes and a couple of lip products and then a second order of mixed items when i spied a free delivery and free gift discount code on their Twitter (I'd highly recommend following them as they post discount codes frequently!)

Today I'm going to review the first product i tried by ELF:

ELF Plumping Lip Glaze - Fiery Coral:

I used the clear gloss as as base to 'power plump' my lips before applying the gorgeous coraly peach colour. I instantly felt the tingly sensation quite similar to that of menthol lip balms (Burt's Bee's, Carmex, etc) but much more intense! The tingly feeling lasts a long time and the glaze has a minty scent which is great and gives my lips a nice refreshed feel.

 before ...

I'm always a bit dubious of lip plumping products as i know a lot of them don't work and then others can give people severe bad reactions but the ELF Plumping Lip Glaze surprised me ... in a good way :)

I noticed some definite inflation to my lower lip in particular. I think this gloss adds nice definition and would be great for someone with thin lips.

... after

I absolutely adore this colour, its ideal for spring/summer. Its nice and natural so perfect for everyday. I've found myself reaching for this product every morning while getting ready for work as its gives me a nice subtle flush to my lips.

Overall this product gets a huge thumbs up from me and for just £1.50 it's definitely a bargain!

I have a long wishlist for ELF and will be placing another order soon (plus i have lots of stuff from my previous orders ready and waiting to review).

I like ELF products so much that I've already planned to buy a nice selection of items for Christmas pressies for the young girls in my family :)

Do you like ELF? What's your must have items?



NOTD - George Deceit

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Today's Nail of the Day is brought to you by George @ Asda quick dry nail polish in Deceit.

I absolutely adore the nail polish range by George. There's a wide variety of colours to choose from, they're cheap (£1.75 but are currently on offer for just £1!!) and are quick drying.

The George nail polish range is perfect for me as i have quite a hands on job and find my nails suffering the most. I usually get only a couple of days wear out of most polishes before having messy chipped nails but with this brand i get 3-5 days wear :)

Deceit is a gorgeous deep midnight blue with a hint of shimmer. I love how easy this range of polish applies, one coat is often sufficient but i always add a second for a fuller colour and more polished/streak free finish.

I cant wait to wear this colour for a night out - will look great 'rocked up' with black skinnies, band tee and is a great alternative to black.

I also bought 2 other shades (a bright orange and a clear gold glitter) which i will review soon.

Have you tried the George nail polish range? What are you go-to nail colours at the moment?



Blog Sale ...

Monday, 20 June 2011

So I've had a bit of a spring clean and got a whole bunch of items for sale - many have got 90% left or more so pick up a bargain :)


Open Internationally
First come, first served (leave a comment below)
Payment via Paypal - within 48 hours please
Postage £1.50 (UK) £4.00 (International) for first item, 50p per additional item/s
I post every weekday
No returns
All items sanitized before posting

17 Bronzing Summer Glow Kit - Brand New - £3.00

Marks & Spencers Basics palette - Metallic Grey eyeshadow swatched - £3.00

The Body Shop Limited Edition Tailored Cheek Tint (Hot Pink) - 70% left - £3.00

Bumpits - Blonde - £1.00

Christina Aguilera Inspire Body Lotion - 90% left - £1.00

Exfoliating gloves - never used - 50p

Feather hairclip/brooch - never used - £1.00

George (Asda) Hint of Tint moisturiser - Medium - £2.00

Collection 2000 Glam Crystals green glitter eyeliner - swatched - 50p

Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Split End Protection Cream - 90% left - £3.00

Avon Advance Techniques Intense Repair Moisture Mask - never used - £1.00

Maybelline Lipgloss - never used - £1.00

MUA Lipstick - swatched - 50p

MUA Lipstick - swatched - 50p

Boots Natural Collection Passionfruit shimmer body lotion - 90% left - £2.00

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub - 80% left - £2.00

Vaseline Rosy Lips - 90% left - £1.00

Feather bangle - new with tags - £1.00

Large gold cuff - worn once - £1.00

W7 Secret Concealer kit - swatched - £1.00

Johnson's Daily Essentials Rehydrating Night Cream - 80% left - £3.00

17 Pure Finish Mineral Foundation - Soft Ivory - never used - £3.00

Bare Minerals Foundation with brush - sample size - never used - £3.00

Barry M Intense Black Eyeliner Pen - 90% left - £2.00
Barry M Kohl Eyeliner Pencil - Turquoise - never used - £2.00
Barry M Liquid Eyeliner - Hot Pink - 80% left - £2.00

Eyeliner pencil - 37% organic - Midnight - never used/sealed - £1.00

Umberto Giannini Overnight Beauty Moisture Balm - never used - £3.00

Umberto Giannini Glam Hair Grunge Glamour Tousled Salt Spray - 80% left - £3.00

VO5 Extreme Style Rough It Up Putty - 90% left - £1.00

Soap & Glory Shave Gel For Men - never used - £1.00

Floral flip flops - Size Small (3/4) - never worn - £1.50

For clothing and other goodies please check my eBay page :)

Happy shopping!


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