Sunday, 30 June 2013

Bdellium Amazon.co.uk Exclusive Precision Kabuki Brush

Hello everyone. Today I'll be talking about this brush that I picked up from Amazon.co.uk. When I bought it the price was £6.50 with free shipping, but since has gone up to £10.50 from a private seller. Probably just a case of Amazon selling out for the minute.

Anyway, this brush comes with beautiful purple synthetic bristles and black handle with a anodized aluminium ferrule.

The read up on the back of the packaging.

Upon opening the package, I was actually surprised at how nice the brush felt. I expected it to feel really cheap, but actually it wasn't half bad.

As you can see, there are a couple of flyaway bristles, but nothing too bad.

It's also quite dense and really soft.

As of yet, I haven't used the brush, but will do a blog post once I've tried it if anyone is interested?



Saturday, 29 June 2013

Simply Be Blogger Takeover Dresses Review!



Today I'll be talking about the Simply Be Bloggers Takeover dresses! This was such a unique idea from Simply Be to ask some popular bloggers to design dresses for them. When I first heard about it I got excited.. and then I saw the dresses and fell completely in love. They are three very different dresses that will appeal to most, or at least one will.

Let's take a closer look...

This is THE dress that I knew I just had to have. The design is so unique, but subtle enough for anyone to wear. It's a skater dress with just the right amount of pleats around the skirt part. It comes to the knee on me, making it the idea length. The bust in complimented by a flattering cut and ruffles. Another good thing about this dress is... It has sleeves! I think far too many dresses these days don't have sleeves and for someone who likes to cover up a little, this is perfect. I love the colours and the fabric is really nice quality; it's stretchy too so I would advise going for your true size on this one.

First of all, please excuse the non-matching trainers in this photo. This dress is really nice, don't get me wrong, but I think it's the one that doesn't suit me and my style. I like to be weird and wonderful and I think this dress doesn't really match that. It features a coral wrap around design at the top and a really nice mesh, floaty skirt part. I think the reason I probably wouldn't wear this dress is because I'm quite self conscious about my boobs and showing them off. I'm not one of those people who enjoys getting stared at for my big boobs when I've got my cleavage out and this dress certainly shows it off, but hey if you've got it and you want to flaunt it then this dress is for you!


This one's a really unique one. It's sort of a midi dress shape with with a little twist. It sort of reminds me of one of the Beth Ditto at Evans dresses she brought out (which to this day is still one of my favourite dresses ever) but without the pockets. The cut of the dress is really nice and it has ruffles at the side on the hips and down the thighs. The print of this dress is peacock and I must say the colours are perfect. Pink and teal are possibly my favourite colours ever so yay! 

So, the summarise I think this is such a great idea on Simply Be's part and enables us to buy dresses that are much more unique and who doesn't want to own a dress designed by their favourite blogger?!

Bravo Simply Be!


Thursday, 27 June 2013

Yves Rocher Order - £35 product for free!

Today I got home from my little rural trip to North Yorkshire to find a package from Yves Rocher. I was emailed about this amazing offer a few days before setting off and couldn't say no. The offer was - your first item FREE. At first I thought the free item would be the cheapest thing, but no! Any item that you placed in your basket was your free item. So, here's what I decided to get -


When I first saw the Retropical line, I instantly knew that I'd love the scent and I was right! It's just pure tropical goodness and this is both a hair and body wash, obviously I won't be able to use it for my hair (colour treated and all that) but it smells amazing for a body wash.

Then I got the Retropical eyeshadow trio. Yves Rocher eyeshadows are usually pretty expensive and in comparison I think this works out as a better buy, plus the colours are pretty.

Here's a swatch of all the colours. I love them!

This is the product I picked as my free item. It's the Anti-Aggressions 24-Hour Antioxidant Shield Serum. At an RRP of £35, you'd hope it'd be brilliant. Here's hoping! It's a rather nice feeling serum which is supposed to protect your skin against pollution. I'll probably do a review on this once I've tried it out for a few weeks.



Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Ruralness in North Yorkshire

I'm currently on a weeks holiday in a small village near Pickering. It's literally in the middle of nowhere, which means... no phone signal. This in normal cases would mean I'd be going insane, but thankfully the cottage we're staying in has wi-fi, well... in the dining room there is wi-fi, which can be a bit of a pain, because I need to sit in the dining room to Tweet, to blog, to go on Facebook... anything!
But I'm actually really enjoying it! I never thought I'd enjoy it as much as I am doing. For the past three days it's been raining and miserable, but I love it! Thunder and lightning and all.
Lyla is missing Pennie quite a bit and she's a little unsettled, but she's slowly calming down, thankfully.

I've taken a few photos while I've been here and here they go!

On Saturday. Simply Be Bloggers Takeover dress! <3 amp="" extreme="" largeness="" name="" necklace="" p="">

Dress - Simply Be
Belt - ASOS Curce
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell


Me and Lyla

Lyla taking a second away from driving the car.

Dominos

Flea Market in Pickering

Bargain CDs... including Editors <3 p="">
Best cake in the world! Alice in Wonderland cake!

I couldn't afford the cake, but bought some turtles instead 

I wish this photo did this justice. It's the prettiest thing I've ever seen. It sparkles beautifully. I got it from the flea market :)




Monday, 17 June 2013

Nail Polish - Sinful Colors Sugar Rush Collection Cotton Candy & Sweet Tooth & Essie Summer 2013 Collection Naughty Nautical

While in Meadowhall last week I spotted that Sinful Colors had a new collection for sale called Sugar Rush. I love Sinful Colors anway, but these colours were all outstanding - pretty pastels and sweet-looking tones. At £1.99 a pop, these are amazing value. You get 15ml per bottle and the quality of the polishes is amazing. They last a comparable amount of time to OPI and Essie polishes - good, eh?
What's even better is that when I bought these they were buy one get one half price!
Here are the two I picked up -

In this photo they both look a similar colour, but one is a gorgeous candy pink and the other is a slightly pinky toned lilac.
Cotton Candy & Sweet Tooth

I also took a little look at the Essie nail polish stand, like I always do. I usually look at what they have, but I very rarely buy Essie polishes at full price. I saw that their Summer 2013 collection was available and took a snoop. When I saw this polish, I fell in love with it. I usually don't like green based teal colours, but this one was so unique. I think the thing that sets it apart from other polishes is the tiny glittery particles throughout the polish - much like Bikini So Teeny last year. I think this is the colour that everyone will be after this year!




I sat and tried to decide which colour of the three to put on my nails, but I couldn't decide - so I put all three on!

From top to bottom - Essie Naughty Nautical
Sinful Colors - Sweet Tooth
Sinful Colors - Cotton Candy

I tried to get a photo to show the slight glitter in the Essie polish, but this is the best I could get.

You can get Sinful Colors from larger Boots stores & Essie from Boots & other online outlets


Sunday, 16 June 2013

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Latest In Beauty Glamour Edit Beauty Box


When I first spotted this box advertised in the latest issue of Glamour magazine I thought it looked like a very interesting deal. We've all seen Glossybox and Birchbox, but this one is different. Latest In Beauty do one off boxes where you see exactly what you're going to get. This box in particular cost £14.95 including shipping. When you compare what you get in this box to the likes of Glossybox, it really makes you think that GB really need to start upping their game! 


This is what you're greeted with when you first open the box. As you can see, it's bursting with brands that you've actually heard of and love!

This is what I was most excited about. I'm a big fan of Loreal's Super Liners, so imagine my excitement when I saw this was in the box! It's a gel liner that's said to last 24 hours. The colour is Gold Black and I think it's rather good, but not quite as pigmented as I had hoped. It comes with a little brush, but I wouldn't recommend using it as it's quite messy.

Batiste. Where would we be without Batiste? This is a travel size can of this wonderful dry shampoo. Would've been nice to have a full size, but can't complain.

Next is a Revlon nail enamel in the shade Siren. It's a beautiful orangey coral. A really nice summer colour.

This is probably the only item I'm not likely to get on with. I can't for the life of me get false eyelashes to say on my eyelids. Still, these look like rather nice neutral lashes.

Benefit Porefessional is a lovely primer and it's nice to have another sample size version of it. It's really small, but you only need to tiniest amount.

This Stila Lip Glaze is gorgeous. It's a pretty baby pink and gives your lips a lovely shine. It's not very pigmented, but still really nice.

This Ginvera Green Tea Exfoliating Marvel Gel. The title is quite a mouthful and it has some big claims. I'm looking forward to giving it a go!

John Freida Frizz-Ease. This stuff has been around for years and I used to use it quite a lot. It works really well so can't wait to give it another go.

Finally, here we have The Vintage Cosmetic Company tweezers. Not much can be said about these. They're lovely looking pink tweezers!

You can buy this box from here

Friday, 14 June 2013

Yours Clothing - Black & White 2 in 1 Dress

 

I was sent this dress from the lovely folk at Yours Clothing to review. This is the Black & White 2 in 1 Dress. At the top if a beautiful striped design with a really interesting cut to the fabric as can be seen bellow:

It looks like a shirt tucked into a skater skirt, which I think is so flattering. I sits at the knee and looks great with some opaque tights. I got this dress in my true size and it's a perfect fit. The fabric is also really lovely quality. As monochrome and stripes are in at the moment you'll get plenty of wear out of this beauty!

You can find the dress here for £30! CLICK HERE!