Thursday, 30 June 2011

Review: Jergens Naturals Aloe Soothing Body Moisturiser

Hello lovelies!

I've been using Jergens Aloe Soothing moisturiser for a few weeks now, and as I've thoroughly tested it out, it's time for a review. Enjoy :)


Jergens say: Introducing Jergens Naturals, highly effective moisturisers created with the knowledge that your skin is natural and your moisturiser should be too. Skin is instantly soothed and comforted with redness reduced. Combines Cucumber and Eucalyptus to help calm and revive skin damaged by the environment.

I say: I cannot get over how much I love this moisturiser! It has a great consistency which enables it to sink into the skin effortlessly and instantly which is great because you don't have to waste time letting it sink in. You can apply and go! I really wish I could stress to you how divine this smells, its absolutely heavenly and the scent is long lasting which I love. After application I'm left with soft, supple skin. It's been a bit of a God send recently as I got sunburned and the aloe vera has really helped to soothe and moisturise my skin. Perhaps best of all, Jergens moisturisers are cruelty free and contain 94% natural ingredients!


Jergens say: Use daily, smoothing evenly all over body. Applies smoothly, absorbs quickly and lasts all day.

I say: I usually apply this after showering and I was surprised at how quickly the moisturiser is absorbed, leaving no sticky/tacky/greasy residue. My skin feels and smells great all day. 

Price: RRP £4.99 but currently half price at £2.49!!
Size: 200ml
Available from: Boots


Product: 10/10
Price: 10/10
Packaging: 8/10
Overall: 9/10
Repurchase: Yes

Are you a fan of scented moisturisers? What are your current faves? And are you tempted to try Jergens?

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*PR sample

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Giveaway Winners # Updated

Evening all :)

Just a quick post to say that my Witch Liquid Concealer giveaway has closed and I am here to announce the winners from the successful entrants :)


I have emailed you all, please check your inboxes so your prize can get to you :)

If I don't receive a response within 48 hours I will draw another winner

Thanks to everyone for entering!

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A little ELF order

Hello :)

A few days ago, e.l.f. were offering free shipping and a free Shimmer Eyes Pencil with any order over £10. There were a couple of things I was looking at getting so I made an order.

L-R: Studio Conditioning Lip Balm in Peaceful Pink, Studio Complexion Brush, Shimmer Pencil in Grassy Green and Studio Conditioning Lip Balm in Mellow Melon

I was surprised at how large these balms are. I did a quick comparison photo with a Studio Cream Liner:

Check out how small the liner pot looks! The balms are quite chunky, and I can certainly see why they're not handbag favourites. Just as well I've got a big bag :D


Top-Bottom: Peaceful Pink and Mellow Melon - both are well pigmented and smell lovely.

Shimmer Eye Pencil in Grassy Green - super creamy, glides on and is very well pigmented!

I'll pop some reviews up when I've tried everything properly :)

Have you ordered from e.l.f. recently? I confess I made another sneaky order last night. It was 50% off, would have been rude not to, right? Incidentally the 50% offer ends today at 3pm. Get shopping!

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

NOTD: Shattered Ice with a Broken Arrow

Hello sunbeams!


17 Fast Finish in Catwalk Couture
MUA Nail Quake in Shattered Ice
MUA Nail Quake in Broken Arrow (accent nail)

Have you seen the MUA Nail Quake polishes? Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming post about MUA Nail Quake polishes :)

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Monday, 27 June 2011

London Town!

Hello cupcakes!

Last Monday, I popped down to London to see Leanne and we also met up with the lovely Klaire and Lu! This is a bit of a image heavy post - I got a bit snap happy!

Covent Garden

I met Klaire and Leanne here which was super exciting as I'd never been before. Our primary aim was to head to Charles Fox as I was in need of some more Kryolan foundation (can you believe I bought it at IMATS and it's still not quite run out?!) but we got sidetracked by this street performer:

Check out the video I took here but please do excuse the moment where I turn the camera sideways! Bit of a techno noob!

After he'd finished his show we popped along to Charles Fox. 

I was very good and only picked up the foundation. Which was just as well because I had a bit of an unplanned splurge later on in the day. But more about that in a bit :D

Oxford Street

Leanne and I wanted to pop into Selfridges, where I think we pretty much managed to avoid being pounced on by commission hungry SA's. Then we wanted to have a quick dig around in Primark. Oh my days was it busy?! Absolutely insane! I did pick up this beauty though:

Afterwards we ducked into Superdrug as we were on the hunt for the new MUA Pro Range. We didn't find it but I was surprised to find some new crackle polishes in the form of budget line MUA's Nail Quake polishes! On an impulse I picked up 5 shades. 

L-R: Jailbreak, Shattered Ice, Broken Arrow, Shockwaves & Shiver

There was an indigo blue that I didn't like and I think going by the empty rows, there may be other shades too? Give me a shout if you know :)


Once at Westfields we were once again perusing Superdrug in the hopes of finding the MUA Pro Range. No such luck. Not an MUA stand in site. However, we did find the gorgeous Lu!

We also popped into Boots and I headed straight to the Clarins counter to pick up a replacement Daily Energizer Cream. 

A friendly SA told me to get this gift set instead as I got two sample products with it for the same price of £19.50. Bargain!

I told myself I wasn't going to buy anything else but I couldn't resist picking up some more 17 polishes and I got this cute nail gift set for free.

After having a lovely caramel latte with Klaire in Costa Coffee, where I spotted an ex-Eastenders actor, we made our way over to Oxford Circus to head to...


The cult brand were launching their new Skin Base foundation, which I really cannot get enough of. Klaire and I were Leanne's plus two guests which was really rather lovely of Illamasqua to let us attend. I'd never been to the flagship store before, and I can honestly say I've never been in a more exciting make up store!

I was colour matched to Skin Base. I'm a 2 and a 7 - trust me to be two shades!

We had a chat to the staff and then we were given free reign to have a play with the other products in store. We were there for absolutely ages looking, photographing and swatching.

Various swatches of products:

I went away with 4 purchases and some samples of Skin Base - more of this in an upcoming post!

Phew! That was a long post - congrats if you made it to the end!

I had a brilliant day and can't wait to go back to London soon. There's far too much that I want to do and see. What are your favourite spots in London?

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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Try the Jergens Naturals: Fantastic-O-Meter!

Morning lovelies!

If you saw my recent post on Jergens Naturals, then you'll know that they were launching a Fantastic-O-Meter on Facebook

Jergens Naturals: Fantastic-O-Meter
Have you got the right life balance?

Welcome to the Fantastic-O-Meter where you'll be able to identify the areas of your life where you might need a little injection of Fantastic

Simply rate six key areas: Love life, friends, finance, health & wellbeing, family and fun!

To try the Fantastic-O-Meter, click the image!

If you try the Fantastic-O-Meter, let me know how fantastic your life is!

Have a good Sunday :)

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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Saturday Summary

Hello my lovelies!

I am super happy because not only do I have the weekend off, but it's going to be great weather wise. For a change! Do let me know what you're up to this weekend :)

♥ Working half days/going home early


♥ Illamasqua

♥ Crosswords

♥ Local craftspeople

♥ Cupcakes

♥ Cheese, specifically from here


Listening to: Kaiser Chiefs - Little Shocks, Rizzle Kicks - Down With The Trumpets & Cee Lo Green - I Want You

Watching: Scott & Bailey

Buying: Cosmetics & jewellery

and finally

A few to follow: Leanne, Lu & Klaire 

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Friday, 24 June 2011

Sunshine Award

Hello poppets!

I've received this award from Nails And Nonsense - pop along if you love a good dose of nail polish related loveliness!


* Thank the person who gave you this award
* Post about it
* Pass on to 10 bloggers

I award...

♥ Lu at MakeupLoveer
♥ Leanne at DoNotRefreeze
♥ Klaire at KlaireDeLys
♥ Sriya at Lipgloss And Leopard Print
♥ Jennie at sailboat.
♥ Laura at A Daisy Chain Dream
♥ Nicoletta at Nicoletta's Beauty Space
♥ May at May Loves Makeup
♥ Tiffany at Will Work For Makeup
♥ Lily at Beauty's Bad Habit


I hope you're all having a sunshine filled day!

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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Giveaway! New Witch Liquid Concealer - CLOSED

Morning :)

As you may know, Witch have fast become one of my favourite brands of 2011 and now they are offering 10 of you lucky lovelies the chance to win their brand new Liquid Concealer before it hits the shops in July!

Witch are hailing their new concealer as the ultimate festival must have product. It’ll conceal dark circles from the previous night’s antics, cover up any nasty spots that appear and help prevent any more from popping up!

The new brush tip liquid concealer is mattifying and comes in 2 shades - light and medium to fit most skin tones - and it controls shine, clarifies skin, gives perfect yet lightweight coverage, and also treats and covers pesky spots and blemishes thanks to the witch hazel extract and antibacterial ingredients. Brilliant!

The gentle formulation is suitable for under eye use, and is oil and fragrance free.

Witch Liquid Concealer will be available from July in Boots and online at for £6.99

Entry requirements:

* You must be a UK resident
* You must follow this blog via GFC - I will be checking!
* Leave a random comment below - tell me a random fact about yourself e.g. your favourite Smurf/cupcake topping - be original and don't just write 'enter me' please :)
* Leave your email address in your comment
* Please do not promote your giveaways in the comments, but leaving your blog link and/or Twitter link is fine :)
* The giveaway is open for 1 week and will close at 07:00 on Thursday 29th June 2011
* 10 winners will be chosen courtesy of and Witch will contact you to send out your prize

Thanks dolls, and good luck!

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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Saturday Summary

Hello lovelies!

Gosh, this post was later than planned. I forgot. Brain like a sieve and all that :/

♥ Funny work place banter

♥ Retail therapy

♥ Finishing The Fry Chronicles - a thoroughly good read and awaiting the next installment!

♥ Having a new baby cousin to go and see soon

♥ Bright nail polish

♥ Maxi dresses

♥ Using up the last No 7 voucher for a change


Listening to: Nicole Scherzinger - Right There & Paramore - Monster

Watching: Lisa Eldridge and Bicky

Buying: Flip flops and maxi dresses


A few to follow: Klee, Irene & Jenny May


I hope you're all having a lovely weekend! And don't forget to pick up the News Of The World tomorrow to claim those free Nails Inc polishes :D

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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Fabulous Sneak Preview!

Morning lovelies!

Following on from my Fabulous Nails Inc post yesterday, I have some polish action for you!

Check out the exclusive shades created especially for Fabulous magazine:

L-R: Atomic (a bright orange) and OMP! (a gorgeous vivid pink)



Two brilliant polishes perfect for the summer season. Will you be collecting the tokens to get yours?

P.S. There's a 20% voucher code on the back of the box for the Nails Inc website *plans shopping list*

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*PR Sample

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Fabulous Nails Inc Exclusive!!

Hello my poppets!

This is a post for all nail polish junkies out there :D

The lovely people at Fabulous, the glossy Sunday supplement which is free with the News Of The World, have a new promotion starting this coming Sunday which enables you to get two free Nails Inc polishes worth £22!

Created especially for Fabulous, Atomic (left) and OMP! - that's Oh My Pink! - (right) are sure to be this season's hottest shades!

To bag the two free nail polishes, all you need to do is cut out and collect three tokens which will be printed over the next four weeks in Fabulous, starting this Sunday (June 19th). Then from July 3rd you can hotfoot it down to Tesco stores to redeem. 

And not only do you get two free polishes, but you can also treat yourself to a half-price manicure for £14 at any participating Nails Inc salon which would usually cost £28. Fabulous!

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