Sunday, 29 January 2012

Review - Bomb Cosmetics Flying High bath blaster

A few weeks ago I went to a garden centre with my mum and dad and they sell lots of gifty type products and a stand full of bath bombs caught my eye. I decided to buy one for my friend to go in a basket of gifts that I've got for when she has her baby and the Flying High one caught my eye.

The bomb is a pale turquoise colour with two space ship like objects on the top! It is scented with patchouli oil and contains cocoa and shea butter.

As soon as I put it in the bath water it tarted fizzing and gave off an amazing aroma which lasted all night.

Overall I'm very impressed with this bath bomb and I will definitely buy more. Have you used anything from Bomb Cosmetics before?

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Wednesday Wishlist - 9


Skinny twill trousers - £18
Cable cardigan - £16
Hamish door stop - £8

Ben de Lisi mugs - £6.50 each

The phone I want....
Blackberry Bold 9900

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Review - Tigi Catwalk straightening blow out balm

I hadn't used any Tigi products before so when I received this mini straightening blow out balm in Octobers Feel Unique beauty box I started using it straight away (no pun intended)!

This is a clear product which has specks of shimmer and glitter to it and you need a small amount to rub into towel dry hair before you blow dry it.

I have used Lee Staffords straightening balm which is a similar product, clear with shimmer in it, but this one does actually make your hair shimmer slightly! My hair was left feeling soft and silky and it didn't feel coated like other products can leave your hair feeling.

The full sized 90ml bottle retails at £10.35 from Feel Unique.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Blog sale! Mac, Benefit, St Tropez, New CiD and more!

It's blog sale time again! Here's a few terms and conditions etc etc.

1. All sales are final
2. UK buyers only
3. Payment is via Paypal as a GIFT!
4. Items damaged in the post aren't my responsibility but proof of postage is always obtained
5. P&P is a flat rate of £1.25 no matter how many items you buy
6. Email me at: if you want to buy and I'll send you my Paypal email address for payment
7. First come first served!

1. Mac eyeshadow
Paradisco - £6
Used about 3 times

 2. No7 eyeshadow primer
Used once or twice - £3

3. L'Occitane peony eyeshadow
Used a few times - £3

4. Urban Decay eyeshadow palette
Shades swatched, Fishnet, Shag and Scratch used the most. Loads of product left.
Will be cleaned up before send out. No applicators or primer potion
£7.50 (RRP £27)

5. Jane Iredale rose gold shimmer powder
Lightly swatched, seal still on covering holes - £3

6. New CiD i-gloss in Baby Doll
This has a mirror on the side and a light on the wand. Swatched on hand only - £5

7. Harajuku Lovers Music 10ml EDT
Used once - £4

8. St Tropez wash off face tan
Used once, 90% left - £6

9. St Tropez wash off body tan 
Used once, 90% left - £6


10. Benefit Erase Paste - Shade 2, medium (3.2g pot)
About a third left - £3

11. Benefit Boi-ing concealer - Shade 2, medium (3g pot)
Used about 3 times, loads left - £5

12. Make Believe face bronzer
Used twice - £4

Friday, 20 January 2012

Review - Bliss fabulous foaming face wash

I received the Bliss fabulous foaming face wash in Octobers Feel Unique beauty box and couldn't wait to try it as it was a 2-in-1 cleanser and exfoliator.

It is blue in colour and does contain gentle exfoliating particles.

The first thing I noticed when I used this is that it smelt lovely and clean. I can't describe the scent other than saying it is clean and fresh and I love it!

My skin is left feeling lovely and clean and a little goes a long way. I've been using this everyday for about 3 weeks now and I'm only a quarter of the way through the 60ml bottle so it should last quite a while yet.

The full sized, 197ml, bottle retails at £18.40 at Feel Unique.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Wednesday Wishlist - 8

Pauls Boutique
Tilly Twister bag - £70
Ruby purse - £35

 New Look
Distressed skinny jeans - £25.99 
Cable sleeve marl jumper - £22.99

Feather owl long pendant necklace - £12 

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

100 things I love - Part 3

21. Made in Chelsea

22. Nandos

23. Percy Pigs

24. Shopping

25. Strictly Come Dancing

26. The Only Way is Essex

27. Yankee Candles

28. Glitter

29. My iPad

30. Lists

Sunday, 15 January 2012

BB photos from 2011

My friends hen do and my really bad buttercream icing

Finding out I had got a 'proper job'
Eating a chocolate bunny I had bought for someone for Easter

Enjoying our 2 weeks of summer

Smashing my knee on my dads tow bar on the back of his van

Baking mince pies, tasted batter than they looked

All photos were taken on my BlackBerry

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Review - Emma Hardie cleansing balm

In my November Feel Unique Beauty Box I received this little gem, the Emma Hardie moringa cleansing balm and cloth. I had never used a cleansing balm before and wasn't sure it would suit my skin but how wrong was I?!?

I received a little 15ml tub which I thought would be gone in no time but you only need a small amount which you mix with water and then massage onto your face. You can also use it directly onto your eyes to remove mascara and eye make-up. I didn't think this would work too well as I always find mascara a pain to remove but I was amazed at how well it worked! And it didn't irritate my eyes one bit.

I think my dirty cloth shows how well it worked! I had no mascara residue left on my lashes and they felt soft and conditioned. My skin also felt really clean and fresh after.

I liked this product so much I bought the full sized 100ml tub from QVC for under £30! Have you tried this? What did you think?

Monday, 9 January 2012

Review - No! No!

Hair removal, I think we all hate it. I started, like everyone else, shaving, then went on to epilating when I started getting ingrown hairs and really bad shave burn. I'm quite happy with the results of epilating but I've only dared to use it on my legs.

A while ago I saw about this product, No! No!, which used Thermicon technology to remove hair and prevent regrowth. I was slightly dubious about how it worked and if it actually did and at around £150 I certainly wasn't going to rush into buying it. Then one day when I was browsing the TV channels I flicked on QVC and it was on there! Being able to see what it did made me want it even more but having heard lots of mixed opinions about it I still held back from the purchase.

That was until a couple of weeks ago. Again I was watching the beauty show on QVC and it popped on. This time it was on Easy Pay, this is where the price is split into a few monthly payments, and at £54 for 3 months I bought one! And the best thing is, if I'm not keen on it I can return it with their 30 day money back guarantee! So what do you get?

You, of course, get the No! No! device, mine is pink because that's the only colour they had left, a charger, a CD user manual, 3 Thermicon tips, a brush cleaner and 2 skin buffers.

I was a little scared about whether or not this would hurt but on the TV they said it didn't. Still slightly dubious I started on my super hairy arms. Like epilation Thermicon will slow down the hair growth and in the end it will hopefully stop hair from growing.

I started on the lowest setting, there are three, and I was surprised that it was actually painless. You can feel a warm sensation but that's it. It does take a little while to get the position and pressure right, if you're not doing it right it doesn't work. And then there's the matter of the smell of burning hair. At first it is really over powering but you do get used to it and the instructions recommend a scented candle! I also recommend this or a room with a window!



I was impressed with how well it removed the hair and it didn't even take that long. I have used it on my legs which did take quite a bit longer because it's harder to hold the device at the right angle and I've done my under arms but as the hair is thicker I didn't get such a great result but I will keep trying.

They recommend using the No! No! 2-3 times a week for the first 4-6 weeks and then to reduce usage to  once or twice a week. I will keep you updated on my progress but my initial thoughts are that I will keep this.

Have you used the No! No!? What did you think?