Sunday, 30 November 2014


I wanted to tell you more about the DECIEM Black Friday deals, because in my opinion they are not to be missed! DECIEM might be a brand you've not yet heard of, but you may be surprised to hear they are behind some of 2014's biggest brands!

They are behind Inhibitif, Fountain, Grow Gorgeous and Hand Chemistry, which have all taken the world by storm this year! For example the Fountain range won the Cosmopolitan Breakthrough Beauty Award 2014. If that isn't enough, the Hand Chemistry Intense Youth Complex is the No.1 selling hand in Boots. They've got a lot of fans and lot of products have been on my wish list for a long time! 

You only have to head to their website (www.deciem.com) to see what they are all about. Weird, wacky and certainly not normal! Being different is certainly their thing!

So why is this relevant right now? Well DECIEM have created amazing Black Friday deals that can save you a load of money! So if you’re interested in Hand Chemistry, Fountain, Inhibitif or Grow Gorgeous DECIEM is the place to go! If you’re interested in the offers you can click these handy links: For Fountain (click here), for Inhibitif (click here), for Grow Gorgeous (click here) and for Hand Chemistry (click here). 

They've kindly sent me some amazing things to try out and they are all in rotation already! I'm so excited to have these products in my collection and I'll be reviewing all of them in the coming weeks.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation, £7.99

I've been on the hunt for a full coverage foundation for a long time. Never did I think that I'd find one on the high street. The Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation is one of their latest editions to the foundation market. It claims to be a full coverage finish that is; sweat, heat, humidity and transfer proof for 25 hours.

The foundation is quite thick in formula, but when it's on the skin it's really hydrating and lightweight. You barely feel like you have anything on your skin, it's not sticky or tacky, but it gives a flawless skin-like finish. It gives a really good coverage to the skin, it covers my acne scares and brightens my dark circles too! As with all Rimmel foundations, I use the shade 'ivory' and it's the perfect match for my skin! 

Now I haven't tested this for 25 hours (who does?!) but it's got very good staying power. It can resist running through tubes, shopping centres, rain and wind. The best bit? It's £7.99 and it's available on the high street, this could just get the title of my favourite foundation this year! 

Saturday, 29 November 2014






EOS Smooth Sphere Holiday Lip Balm, £21 (here)

If you're an EOS fan I have just the thing for you to stick on your Christmas list! EOS have collaborated with Rachel Roy to create a special gift set. 

The set comes in a little cardboard hat box with a clear top to the lid. The lid pulls off to reveal three limited edition lip balms from EOS. If you're sick of winter scents and miserable weather, this set is for you! It's inspired by 'exotic travel destinations' so all the balms have exotic scents. There's not a hint of cinnamon or Christmas in sight! All the scents have been inspired by holidays so you have; Indian Summer Orange Blossom, Aloha Hawaii Strawberry Kiwi and St Barths Sunrise Pink Grapefruit. My favourite is definitely Pink Grapefruit it's deliciously fruity and right up my street! The scents are actually really strong, you can smell them as soon as you open the packaging! 

As always, the balms are 95% organic and 100% natural, and they all have EOS embossed on the lid. If you're creating little gifts for lots of friends you could split these up and give them out separately. This little set is available at Beauty Mark for £21 (here).

Friday, 28 November 2014




I know I've said this before, but I genuinely feel like it's time to unsubscribe to Glossybox. I'm going to give the Christmas box a whirl and then I'm going to call it a day. They seem to send us the same brands time and time again and for me, it's just not exciting anymore. Lets have a look at the contents:

H20+ Face Oasis Hydration Treatment
The Face Oasis Hydration Treatment is an oil-free face moisturiser. It aims to "rapidly replenish depleted skin and fill surface lines with a surge of moisture". It's packed with multi-vitamins A and E which help your skin resist environmental stress. This gets glowing reviews on M&S so I'm definitely going to give it a go. It's only a little tube so I'm not sure how much use I'll get!

Lollipops Eye Pencil
Lollipops is a completely new brand to me, I've never heard of them before. This just seems to be a standard black eyeliner. It's one that you twist up rather than sharpen, which is always a benefit. They claim to have a long-lasting formula which is intensely pigmented. 

MONU Soothing Hawaii Facial OilGlossybox seem to like sending us productions from Monu, this time it's the Soothing Hawaii Facial Oil. This is a gentle face oil which is ideally used to relax and comfort irritated skin. It contains sandalwood and lavender and it's said to feel comfortable all day long. Monu say to apply a small amount to the skin and massage into the skin in upward movements. I'm always weary of using oil on my skin as it's very greasy naturally, but I'm going to give this a go as a night treatment.


2True Pro Sparklers Nail Art Glitter
This is another brand that I'm sick of seeing in Glossybox. It does actually get boring to keep receiving more and more products from the same brand. Especially when you don't like the products! This is a pot of glitter for use on manicures, I'm going to give this to my sister as she likes to experiment which this type of thing.

Burts Bees Lip Shine
This is a nice product to receive and I'll give this a whirl! Burts Bee's say that this is a "Natural, sheer colour enriched with moisturising Apricot Wax". Looks like a fabulous colour for this time of year!

Did you buy this months Glossybox? Are you impressed?

Thursday, 27 November 2014




Black Friday is quickly becoming a ‘thing’ in the UK. We might not celebrate Thanksgiving but we can definitely benefit for the fabulous beauty deals. I’ve created a little list for you to check out. Whether you’re treating yourself or finishing the Christmas shopping, I hope you find something useful.


Warren James
Warren James have a whole heap of amazing jewellery on offer on Friday and Monday! My favourite of the lot is the Lauren 9ct Gold Crystal Heart Stud Earrings which are now only £15! What a fabulous stocking filler!






DECIEM
DECIEM have created three incredible bundles to save you heaps of cash! So if you’re interested in Hand Chemistry, Fountain, Inhibitif or Grow Gorgeous DECIEM is the place to go! If you’re interested in the offers you can click these handy links: For Fountain (click here), for Inhibitif (click here), for Grow Gorgeous (click here) and for Hand Chemistry (click here).




Amazon
Black Friday has been running on Amazon all week! We've gone a bit mad and we've placed around 15(?!) different orders! There are some real bargains to be had! Click here to shop!

Superdrug
Half price perfumes make for pretty awesome presents! You can get 'Only The Brave' by Diesel for £40 (here) and Nicki Minaj Minajesty for £20 (here). You can also get the 'I Love Cosmetics Body Vanity' half price for £10 (here). They've actually gone a bit made for Black Friday deals you can click here for everything.

Feel Unique
15% off EVERYTHING at Feel Unique which is definitely exciting as it's my favourite place to shop for beauty items! There are also some special deals on the go too, which you can see by clicking here. To qualify for 15% off you need to enter CYBER15 at the checkout.

ASOS
You can get 20% off everything at ASOS. It starts at 6pm tonight and runs until 8am on the 2nd of December. This is literally 20% off everything, which includes full price and SALE! I'm definitely getting a wardrobe revamp! You just need to enter the code 'CYBERWKND20' at the checkout. Click here to shop


Look Fantastic
Look Fantastic have a TON of deals going on, here you can see a full list of them (click here)! You can also get money off when you spend £45 or £60, perfect if you're planning a bit of a haul!
£5 off £45 spend – Use code SNEAKY45
£10 off £60 spend – Use code SNEAKY60


The Hut
On Friday you can get 30% off fashion at The Hut and markdowns on all other areas!

Love Me Beauty
You can get a whopping 50% off subscriptions today by entering SHOP50 at the checkout! https://www.lovemebeauty.com/

Latest In Beauty
The team at Latest in Beauty have a tiered saving structure, you can save up to 30% based on the amount you spend. Just enter the codes below at the checkout. http://www.latestinbeauty.com/



Benefit Cosmetics
Benefit have said that they will be having their own Black Friday Deal! Benefit have released their deal and it's save 15% off everything! Enter SAVE15 at the checkout.

Ciate
Ciate are offering 30% off everything! Yes, this includes all the Christmas stock, including the Mini Mani ManorClick here to shop!

Topshop
Topshop have started their Black Friday deals already. They are offering up to 50% off selected lines and free delivery! All deals end Monday 1st at midnight! Click here to see the deals!

Paul's Boutique
If you're a fan of handbags from Paul's Boutique, you're in luck! You can save a massive 50% off lots of different styles! Click here to shop!




The Body Shop
The Body Shop have a range of money off offers depending on how much money you spend! You just use the code ‘TREAT’ - you can get £5 off £15, £10 off £25 or £25 off £50. You can also shop in store, just download the voucher (here).

BHS
BHS have a range of different offers which include fashion, home and much more. Some deals can save you 50%. Click here to see the Black Friday deals!

Origins 
Origins are giving away a free tote bag with every order, you just enter 'TOTE' at the checkout. http://www.origins.co.uk/

Cult Beauty
Enter the codes shown in the picture to save money when you shop at Cult Beauty! All offers are valid until Monday! Click here to shop!




Boots
Boots have launched lots of offers this morning! If No7 is your thing it might be worth checking out the 'No7 Black Friday Kit'. The No7 Black Friday Bundle contains all of your Skincare and Cosmetics essentials for just £65. They say its worth over £160! Click here to buyYou can also get a half price best sellers set from Smashbox. It features a trio of Smashbox goodies. Click here to buy it!

My favourite thing from Boots however is the half price Origins Mask Set. You get the Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask, the Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask and the Out of Trouble 10 minute mask. All for £25, such a bargain! Click here to buy.

River Island
Save 20% off everything between 11am and 3pm today (November 28th). Just enter TREAT28 at the checkout! Click here to shop.

Cheeky Cosmetics
You can get 25% off everything full priced from Cheeky! No code is necessary, everything is already reduced! Click here to shop!

Zatchel
Up to 40% off bags at Zatchel over the next four days! To see the current deals click here.

Selfridges
You can get up to 20% off at Selfridges by entering 'SELF14' at the checkout. Note that beauty items only have 10% discount. Click here to shop.

Thats all for now but I will be updating this all weekend!

Boots Festive Hot Chocolate Mug, £8

Boots have launched their #SpecialBecause campaign this Christmas. They are asking people to tweet them with reasons why someone is #SpecialBecause in their life. They are then selecting a few people to send little gifts too. I tweeted them about Chris working hard on the flat and they liked it so much they sent him a Festive Mug. This is unrelated to my blog, but it's such a nice little gift that I thought I'd blog about it. Hopefully it gives you a nice gift idea!

"Make someone feel extra special this Christmas with our Festive Hot Choc Mug"

The Boots Festive Hot Chocolate Mug costs £8 and it's a really sweet cream mug with snowflakes all over it. The snowflakes are raised from the mug which is such a lovely subtle effect. As well as the mug you get a sachet of hot chocolate powder and a packet of mini marshmallows. It's a great little gift for secret santa or maybe a little stocking filler! Of course it's part of the Boots 3 for 2 Christmas collection too, which makes it even more of a bargain! 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Beauty Christmas Gifts 1

(Click the picture to go to Polyvore and see the links for all the individual items)

Well this is probably the most exciting Christmas wish list to put together. The beauty world has gone mad with Christmas gifts this year, they are amazing! It's hard to just pick a few things that's for sure!

Most these items probably don't need any introduction to beauty fans, so I'm just going to pick three things out that I find to be the most exciting and best value. First up is the Illamasqua Christmas line named Facets, which is the first of it's kind. They've released a whole host of stunning products, but my favourites are the palettes. The Aura palette is gorgeous, the packaging, the colours, they are all incredible! The item that is right on top of my very own beauty wish list is the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot gift set. This is a gift box filled with six of Benefit's blushers, this again is the very first blusher from Benefit and it's sure to sell out! The last item I'm going to talk about is the Nails Inc Be Gelous Collection. Man I'm in love with the new bottle design from Nails Inc, isn't it just beautiful?! In the set you get 6 beautiful shades and they are all useable and wearable, which can be rare for these kinds of sets!

I won't talk through everything and I'll let you explore the rest yourselves, what is your favourite item on the list?

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Frosted Cranberry & Glazed Apple, £4 each.

Every year I sit eagerly awaiting the Christmas drop from The Body Shop. This year it took me a while to crack, but it eventually happened. I was waiting for a good offer, so when I ran out of shower gel and they had a buy two get two free offer, it was perfect timing. This year there are two scents that had caught my eye; Frosted Cranberry and Glazed Apple.

Glazed Apple
"This deliciously-scented shower gel is bursting with a mouth-watering glazed apple fragrance."
I'm a bit of an apple fan and anything with an apple scent has me instantly hooked. I had actually heard that the apple scent was more sickly than fresh, which kind of put me off. I am super glad that I went ahead and bought it anyway, because this is a gorgeous scent. I think this is somewhere in the middle; It's a lovely traditional apple scent with a hint of sugared sweetness mixed in!

Frosted Cranberry 
"This juicy-smelling shower gel is bursting with a mouth-watering Frosted Cranberry fragrance."
I love all kinds of berries, so Frosted Cranberry was another instant hit with me! It's very similar to all the other Cranberry scents that The Body Shop release every year. It has a rich fruity smell which is really Christmassy.

Both shower gels are soap free and rather rich, I love The Body Shop shower gels and my skin loves them too! They are all natural which means my skin doesn't get irritated or sore. I instantly notice the difference in the condition of my skin, when I use a different brand of shower gel. The best bit about The Body Shop is that there are so many scents so there is something for everyone. 
 
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