Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge Week

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge Week 7

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
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.

This week I lost 0.5lbs but even better news is that I have lost 1 off of my BMI which I am thrilled about. My total loss for the challenge so far is 6.5lbs.

Happy reading, stay pretty.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Cruelty Free Beauty Update.

I just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about my series on Cruelty Free Beauty. I am still doing research and awaiting responses from cosmetic companies....Sadly some are less forthcoming than others, which may or may not surprise you all I'm not sure.

As soon as I have more updates, I will post them.

Happy reading, stay pretty.

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge Week 6

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge Week 6

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
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.

This week I lost 2lbs  Woo hoo, as you have probably guessed I am very happy about this ! My total loss for the challenge so far is 6lbs.

Happy reading, stay pretty.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Bloggers Book Club

If you still wish to join us, the first book we are reading is The Host by Stephenie Meyer. As I got to pick this book, next time one of the other lovely ladies K @bristolbeauty , Leanne  and LeanneOCD can pick !

Also just want to say congrats to Leanne for reaching over 1000 followers/readers. If you haven't read her blog, you are missing out on great reviews and nail art.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge Week 5

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge Week 5

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
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.

This week I stayed the same this,my total loss for the challenge so far is 4lbs.

Happy reading, stay pretty.

Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Review.


I was lucky enough to receive the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser from Liz Earle's PR Team.
When I received it, It was beautifully packaged. It was like opening a present !






 History

Liz Earle's Naturally Active skincare was founded in 1995 and has 15 years of botanical beauty expertise. Liz Earle are passionate about all they do and create products that work on every skin type by harnessing the potent powers of the finest quality naturally active ingredients. Liz Earle products offer a simple, no-fuss and dependable routine for everyone.

Now you have seen the packaging, onto the product.



What's in my Cleanse & Polish ?

It contains Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao),Hops Extract (Humulus lupulus), Rosemary Essential Oil/Extract (Rosmarinus officinalis),Chamomile Essential Oil/Extract (Anthemis nobilis),Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus),D-panthenol,Glycerin and Beeswax (Cera alba).


How to use ?

Cleanse daily morning and night using this two-step process:

Step 1: Massage 1 or 2 pumps gently onto dry skin over face and neck. Free from mineral oil, its rich and creamy texture swiftly removes all traces of face and eye make-up, including stubborn mascara.

Step 2: Rinse the pure muslin cloth in hand-hot water and wring out before gently polishing off the cream to gently remove dead skin cells and help reveal clean, soft and radiant skin.

Splash face with cool clean water and follow with Instant Boost Skin Tonic and your choice of moisturiser.


Liz Earle say

We only make one cleanser because this formulation is the ultimate in concentrated yet gentle cleansing power and works on every age and skin type.

Our plant-based cleanser has a 2-phase action, phase 1 is the cleansing. Free from mineral oil, it has a rich and creamy texture and swiftly removes all traces of face and eye make-up, even stubborn mascara.

Phase 2 is the polishing. Polish off the cream using the pure muslin cloth to help gently dislodge dead skin cells and help reveal clean, soft and radiant skin.
Use morning and night with pure muslin cloths to reveal fresh, radiant skin.
Naturally active ingredients include eucalyptus and cocoa butter for smoother, clearer skin.

 My thoughts
It is very easy to apply and a little goes along way making the price very reasonable at £11.50 for 100ml. I expect this to last me around 4-6 months. You can purchase the cleanse and polish in a variety of sizes from 30ml - 200ml.

I like the versatility of this product as it saves you having to buy a separate makeup remover, which also saves on storage.It is great for travelling and takes up minimal room in your bag or suitcase.

I find after using the cleanse and polish all my makeup has been removed and it leaves my skin feeling really clean and fresh. I would repurchase this again and recommend it and the brand.

Liz Earle are a cruelty free beauty brand, they don't test any of their products or ingredients on animals.

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Sunday, 14 November 2010

Once upon a time....




Once upon a time a young woman decided to start her own online book club. She made a post on her blog about it and hoped that she would find princesses and princes to join it...

I like many different types of books from fact and fiction. Fanatasy, Sci Fi. Romance,Comedy. The list goes on.

These are the books I have sat on my shelves waiting to be read.

A Year in High Heels
Sex and the City
The Host
Wicked
Worst Date Ever
True Blood Boxed Set
Bunny Tales
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1
Stardust
 
If you fancy joining me comment below, let me know what type of books you like and if you want our first read to be one of the books I have mentioned or something different !

Happy reading,stay pretty.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Closet Makeover

I moved house earlier in the year and my accessorises,cosmetics and shoes have been in chaos.


The end goal is to have a wardrobe like Carrie's.














In the meantime I need some new storage. As far as my cosmetics goes I think I will invest in some drawers from Muji.

Some of my shoes are spread between 2 wooden ikea shoe racks ( I think the boy may get the old shoe racks) but the rest are still packed in their boxes in a big plastic box, with nowhere to go. In the old place I had a shoe cupboard.

Can anyone recommend any good shoe storage solutions for 70+ pairs of shoes ?

I also need some decent storage for my handbags and other accessories.

Happy reading, stay pretty x

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge Week 4

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge Week 4

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
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 0.5lb this week, which is ok. My total loss for the challenge so far is 4lbs.

Happy reading, stay pretty.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Jewellery Feedback For Penny Masquerade

The lovely Sarah from Penny Masquerade is looking for our feedback.

I have a few of her pieces and always find her customer service excellent. I wanted to help obtain the market research that Sarah needs.

If you want to help please leave your feedback in the comments.

What colours do you like on your jewellery ?

Do you have a preference for the colour of metal ?

Many thanks

Happy reading,stay pretty.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

My Venomous Villains


If you didn't already know, I am a huge disney fan and I have become a recent mac fan. When I heard they had made a collection devoted to disney and it's villains I was so thrilled and knew I would be purchasing some of the collection.

The Packaging






The Goodies


Heartless lipstick and Innocence Beware Lipstick.


 
 
L-R Bite Of An Apple Blush, Oh So Fair Beauty Powder and My Dark Magic Mineralized Eyeshadow.

First set of swatches

Top - Bottom Hot House Lipglass, Innocence Beware and Heartless.


I love the packaging I know it's not to everyones taste.My favourite products are the eyeshadow,lipglass and beauty powder.My regret is that I could get the Briar Rose beauty powder.

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge Week 3

Beauty Bloggers Christmas Weight Loss Challenge Week 3

The other lovely ladies involved in the challenge.

The Bristol Beauty Blog
Fudge Smoothies
Who is She???
Margaret
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 0.5lb this week, which is ok. My total loss for the challenge so far is 3.5lbs.

Happy reading, stay pretty.