Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge Week 2

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge Week 2

The other lovely ladies involved in the challenge.

The Bristol Beauty Blog
Fudge Smoothies
Who is She???
Real Girls Beauty
Stacey @ The HQ of Beauty
Leanne @ Obsessive Cosmetics Disorder
Gidders1 (via Twitter)
Sweet Like Jelly
Lucy Duckett

If you haven't checked out these ladies blogs, shame on...go now.
But before you do. The weekly results will posted over at The Bristol Beauty Blog.

I lost 2lb this week, which I am very happy with for week 2.  My total loss for the challenge so far is 3lbs.

Happy reading, stay pretty.

Monday, 25 October 2010

As promised

I  mentioned a few posts ago that, I was lucky enough to win at Modesty Brown's blog giveaway.

I won the beautiful Abyssinian Catbird eyeshadow from Rouge Bunny Rouge ,modelsown Becca's Brown nail polish and a modelsown lipgloss in Violet Cream.

I was so excited to receive these goodies and win the giveaway, thank you very much Jane.I will swatch/ wear these as soon as I can but I am ill that the moment, so it should be within the next week or two.

If you haven't read Jane's blog - Modesty Brown then you are missing out on a great read.

Happy reading,stay pretty.

Ps. Image was taken from Modesty Brown Giveaway post.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

What would you like to read ?

To keep things fresh and  interesting.... I wondered what you would like to read more of ?

What would you like to read that currently isn't on my blog ?  What you find interesting that is currently on my blog ?

I declare the floor is now open.....

Happy reading, stay pretty  !

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Models Own Shopping Spree

Now all the posts have dived down, I thought I would show you what I got when I took advantage of the Models Own
50% off promotion.

                                                              L-R  Blue Moon,Pink Fizz,Magenta Devine,
                                                                    Scarlet Sparkle,Emerald City,Mixed Up

If you would like to see a NOTD with any of the above, please let me know. I am quite curious to see how Blue Moon will look on.

Happy reading stay pretty

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge

As some of you already know from my previous posts. I am trying to lose weight. So when the opportunity came up for me to be part of the Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge, I had to join in. In the name of girl power,sisterhood and all that jazz!

The other lovely ladies on board are

The Bristol Beauty Blog
Fudge Smoothies
Who is She???
Real Girls Beauty
Stacey @ The HQ of Beauty
Leanne @ Obsessive Cosmetics Disorder
Gidders1 (via Twitter)
Sweet Like Jelly
Lucy Duckett

If you haven't checked out these ladies blogs, shame on...go now.
But before you do. The weekly results will posted over at The Bristol Beauty Blog.
I lost 1lb this week so not a bad start for week 1, I am hoping this will increase next week as I have been signed off work for the reminder of this week until 2/11 and it will allow me more time for exercise and no junk food. I have a desk job so I don't get to move around as much as i would like.

Enough from me.

Happy reading, stay pretty.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The winner is....

I had a crap friday but my day was made that evening, when I received not one but two blog awards from the lovely thebristolbeautyblog
I also won a super giveaway, which will get it's own post!

 I was awarded

Now I have received the Beautiful Blogger award,I'm supposed to tell you 7 secrets about me, and then pass this on to 10 other bloggers.

Here goes

1) Although I LOVE Mr Depp, I have some sort of bizarre crush on Jeremy Clarkson - I think it's down to the fact that he doesn't really care what people think. He just says what he thinks.

2) I got my first set of lego last christmas from a friend.

3) I feel a house is more of a home, when there are plenty of books in it, I would like my own library.

4) Some of my favourite scents are that new book smell, the smell you get when you have blown out a candle, that's been burning all night. Fresh bread baking.

5) I have shared drinks with two bizarre magazine   and playboy covermodels !

6) Two of my heros are Roald Dahl (his books got me not only to pick up books but to enjoy reading) and Ruth Handler ( Ruth is the woman behind barbie, showing the world that a woman can be beautiful, have a brain and be anything she puts her mind to Vet,lifeguard, pilot the list goes on ).

7) Despite having a love for shoes and heels that are 5-6inches, I have been lucky enough never to tumble and break any bones.... I hope this continues to be the case.

Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you for my awards.

Now it's my turn to give out some awards and I have decided to give all these lovely ladies the two awards. I most tell you it was very difficult to choose just 10 blogs.. but I some how managed it.

Well done ladies

Leanne & Nicola
Ms Wedgie

P.s All images were taken from google.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Benefit - Cruelty Free ?

A few weeks ago I wrote a review on Benefit Cosmetics and after it I was left with one question. Are Benefit cruelty free ?

                                                                          Taken at Banksy Exhibit 2009.

There are various discussions/comments on one of the Benefit fanpage on facebook. However I wanted confirmation from Benefit directly. I emailed them and this is what they had say.

Not the result I was hoping for.

Until it changes, I will not be purchasing any Benefit products or using anymore products.

What do you think ?

Monday, 11 October 2010

Diamonds are a girl's best friend

One of my favourite online jewellery boutique's  Penny Masquerade  have now got their own domain.Their designs and pieces are very quirky,unique not to mention they are elegantly vintage!

Don't just take my words for it or my happy jewellery box, go over and see for yourself.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

BehindTheShoes, Needs you !

I am looking to create a series on different cosmetic brands from drug store to high end and everything inbetween. Including independent/local lines. I want to include all brands, even if they only specialise in one particular product.

I need your help to compile a comprehensive list, so if you could be darlings and leave a comment with brands you know/use that would be fab and much appreciated.

So far I have

Barry M
Bobbi Brown
Burt's Bees
The Body Shop
Collection 2000
China Glaze
Dainty Doll
Elizabeth Arden
Estee Lauder
Jemma Kidd
Liz Earle
Max Factor
Miss Sporty
Models Own
Nails Inc
No 7
Paul & Joe
Rock Face Minerals
Ruby & Millie
Soap & Glory
St Tropez
Too Faced
Urban Decay

Shoe Of The Day

It's actually my second pair of the day but by far the prettier of the two! The other are a pair of flat black ballerina pumps.

Help me choose part 2 - The Winner

Thank you to everyone who left their vote and comment.

I originally went for the fuschia pair but unfortunately Dune didn't have any in a size 7 left :(

I went with my second choice.....

What do you think ?

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Bye Bye Shoes

These are brand new with box from Dorothy Perkins. Sadly they are too big even with insoles, so I am letting them go.

If you are interested this is the listing

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Keep on Running

Last week, I lost another 1lb which for another long week of work, overtime and no time for exercise isn't so bad.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Benefit Cosmetics

On sunday I found I had some spare time to visit debenhams in Bath.

I stopped off at the Benefit counter to have a look at some of the products I have been curious about.Until Sunday I had never used any Benefit products, I had always admired the pretty packaging and range of products from afar.

The young woman on the counter was really helpful and lovely. She was very happy to answer my questions,show me the products and give her recommendations. So for customer service I have to give Benefit 10/10.

I was able to try out the erase paste in shade 01.

benefit say This concentrated, creamy concealer brightens and camouflages in one easy step! Targets dark circles, discoloration and imperfections.

It went on easily, only a small amount was used and it didn't feel heavy on my skin. I originally thought that £18.50 for the size of the pot was very expensive but given how much you need I think it is a fair price.

Benefit You Rebel Lite

benefit say Our defiantly different tinted moisturizer gives your complexion coverage, moisture and SPF protection all in one. For fair-skinned rebels.

Like with the erase paste, less is definitely more and I think that a tube of this will last quite awhile so the price at £21.50 is reasonable. Another great thing about this product is that it has an SPF (15).

Then came Sugarbomb

benefit say swirl the 4 flattering shades of peach, soft plum, shimmering pink and rose powders together and sweep on cheeks for a sweet rush of gorgeous.

It gives such a lovely glow and the 4 shades work very well together without being too extreme.

The Porefessional

benefit say Quickly minimize the appearance of pores! Apply this silky, lightweight balm for translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. Pores... now you see 'em, now you don't!

I think this was my favourite product the results are great and it is well worth the £23.50.

 I will definitely be adding all these to my collection and I would love to try badgal lash and eye bright ( as I was never able to get any copies of glamour *sad face* )

What are your favourite benefit products ?

benefit can be purchased at
House Of Fraser

For other benefit reviews see
Leanne at donotrefreeze
Kim at Dottie K
Lauren at laurenlovesblog
May at maylovesmakeup

Images credits - Benefit website.