Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Furry Friend Tag.....

Those of you who know me will know my pet means everything to me, so when I watched Rebecca Louise's (who writes Autumn Leaves) video tag I thought I would join in! 

You guys know I don't often do videos so please excuse the, not so great picture, I'm still learning, but I thought it was better to do a video so you got to see my little baby!! There was one creature that annoyed the hell out of me and wasn't meant to be in the video as you will see if you watch it.....

If any of you do The Furry Friend Tag, in a video or a blog post, let me know as I love love love animals!!

Let me know what you think.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Getting Ready For Autumn - Boots At Bargain Prices.....

I have seen many people mention the website www.everything5pounds.com and have always thought the items can't be that good for that price, can they? Well yes, yes they can!

I have recently ordered a few items of clothing and three pairs of boots and I am more than happy with what I have received! 

You may have guessed already but everything on the website costs £5.00 and delivery varies depending on how many items you buy, I have made several different orders and they use Royal Mail tracked meaning every package I have received have been with me within 3 working days! 

So what boots did I pick up.....

I am in love with these boots, they have a cute sheepskin band around the top and are all fluffy and cosy inside, the quality seems great for the price and they are extremely comfortable and look great with a pair of skinny jeans or tights!

I always usually buy black or brown boots but I thought I would be adventurous (well, for me anyway) and grab these suede effect green wedge heel boots, I have a very similar pair from Primark in black and the rubber heel makes them extremely comfortable to walk in.

These are a dirty green shade that just slip on over jeans or tights and are again really comfy to walk in.

I am so pleased with my picks and I will definitely be using the website again! I will do a post of what clothes I bought also but I am waiting for another delivery...oopppps, I think I'm hooked! The website updates daily but the new releases get snapped up extremely quickly so if you like something, get in there fast!

Have you ever used E5P?


W7 The Honey Queen - Honeycomb Bronzer.....

I have to admit I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to blushers/bronzers and even though I have a drawer full of them I am always happy to add to my collection especially when I find a bargain!

I recently reviewed W7's In The Buff palette HERE which I was really pleased with so I went and had a look at some of the other products W7 have on offer and found this bargain bronzer on Amazon.....

W7 The Honey Queen Honeycomb Bronzer RRP £4.95 - I picked this up for £2.97 plus FREE DELIVERY from a seller on Amazon link here.

These boxed bronzers/blushers are very similar to the old style Benefit Box'O'Powders and come in several shades, they also come with a little brush which, as I have said with most boxed blushers, aren't amazing if applying at home but they are handy to have if you have this popped in to your handbag!

The Honey Queen has several bronze shades in the honeycomb effect palette which all have a slight highlighting shimmer to them, no big chunks of glitter which I hate seeing in cheek products. The pigmentation is good and it lasts a good length of time without topping up too! I wouldn't say the colour pay off is as good as my beloved Benefit but at this price I think they are a bargain!

For under £3.00 I think this bronzer is really cute and are great for every day wear and I will definitely be picking up a couple more such as Africa and Honolulu again both on Amazon for less than £4.00 delivered!

Have you tried any of the W7 boxed blushers or bronzers?

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

VOUCHERBIN - We All Love A Discount Code Don't We......

We all love a discount code, whenever we want to make a purchase online from takeaway to beauty products. I am very happy to admit, before buying anything online I always look to see if I can get a discount code or a free delivery code (I hate paying delivery, it's a bug bear of mine!) and there is a new voucher code website on the scene......


*Voucherbin.co.uk is quickly becoming THE place to look for online vouchers with over 20,000 vouchers currently online! I have had a browse through the beauty sections and there are many many many vouchers for places like HQ Hair which sell all sorts of products from Elemis to Caudalie. Beauty Expert, Philosophy and The Fragrance Shop all have vouchers on there so this website is well worth a look if your wanting a little bit of discount off your online shopping!!!!

I am a huge Feel Unique fan as they do FREE delivery on all orders and Voucher Bin currently have a voucher for 15% OFF ALL orders......amazing.....or dangerous for our purses (I've actually just used this code to buy a Stila palette....whoooppppsss)!!!

They have different categories so it's easy to navigate or if you know what retailer you are looking for you can type that straight into the search bar, from beauty bargains to money saving in the home, they have a lot to choose from! There are also lots of smaller companies on there with amazing discounts which are well worth a look.

Have you heard of voucherbin.co.uk

Do you use voucher code websites when shopping online?


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Can £1.00 Skincare Products Be THAT Good? Derma V10.....

All of us beauty lovers love a bargain, whenever the pound shops bring a new brand in we get excited and stock up, but what about the beauty brands that are in these shops all the time that may get overlooked?

Derma V10 is a brand I have used before, when I attended an event a while a go I was given some products to test out and to be honest after I had used them I forgot about the brand, recently however I have used a few products from Derma V10 which is found in most Poundlands/Poundworlds/Home Bargains etc.....

All of their products in the shops above are £1.00, but can they really be any good at that price?!?!

I thought I would share my thoughts with you on some of the products.

Bodylishuss Body Butter.
Q10 Innovations Day Cream.
Q10 Innovations BB Cream. 

I am a BB cream addict and I love trying different brands, the boxed BB was very different to what I am used too. Inside the box is a generous tube of product, the packaging is, well, cheap looking but for £1.00 does that matter? The shade I picked is shade light, and on opening the lid this is where I became disappointed, the shade is so dark/orange I was considering not putting it on my face, however I will say it blends lighter than expected but if you are fair skinned this is one to steer clear of!

The application is easy and it does cover blemishes, but my oily skin didn't really like it. Worth £1.00? Yes if your skin isn't oily and has a bit of colour to it.

I don't usually use day creams, if my skin needs a pick me up in the morning I usually use a flash balm but I was interested to try this. It says that it's suitable for all skin types and after trying it I can definitely say it's good for my oily skin. It also claims to be a good base for makeup.....surprisingly it is!!! It soaks in almost immediately and leaves my skin hydrated and makes applying makeup really easy. The packaging again is very 'plasticy' however I can definitely overlook this as I really really love the product! Worth £1.00? YES!!!!

Bodylishuss Body Butter is a product I have repurchased so it's no surprise I am going to rave about it. It's the same size as The Body Shops body butter (which cost around £12 each), it's thick, creamy, soaks in to the skin leaving it silky smooth and smells divine, they come in several scents, my favourite being cocoa and almond! Worth £1.00? DEFINITELY!

With these products I really do think it's worth trying them without writing them off as 'rubbish' because they are so cheap, I have found some fabulous products and yes, some not so fabulous, but at £1.00 each it's worth the risk! Derma V10 have a huge range online and in some shops and I will continue to test them out.

Have you tried any Derma V10 products?

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Makeup Revolution.....

I am extremely late on the Makeup Revolution hype!

Makeup Revolution are a new brand to hit our Superdrug stores, they have been online for a good few months now but when I recently went to Superdrug the brand new stand was there waiting for me! I am trying to save money at the moment but I did pick up 2 products.

Makeup Revolution Lipstick in shade Vamp Shade RRP £1.00.

This is a fantastic shade for Autumn/Winter, a deep berry, the consistency is lovely and moisturising and lasts a good few hours without a top up!

Makeup Revolution eyeshadow in shade.....Eyeshadow Base  RRP £1.00.

I love the packaging of these single eyeshadows, they are really sturdy and huge in size for the tiny price tag. I picked this shade as I always use a neutral shade as a base and this will last me quite a while!

I am going to get my hands on some of the blushers and palettes in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled for more reviews!

Have you tried Makeup Revolution yet?

Sunday, 14 September 2014

For All You Dog & Cat Owners: Pawesomebox.....

Here is a little bit of a different post today, most of us have tried one or many beauty boxes but if your an animal owner like me would you treat your pet to a box of things that make them happy?

 There are three things in life that give me great pleasure, buying new beauty products, eating delicious food and my gorgeous little dog, Darcy! So when the people at Pawsomebox* contacted me to see if Darcy wanted a box of goodies I of course said yes!

Pawsomebox is a new monthly subscription box for dogs and cats (the cat version is called Purrfectbox) which costs £19.90 per month.....

"Every month, you can gift your pooch a surprise with goodies specially adapted to its woof, size, breed, age and preferences. We pick out only the best, natural and high quality treats, goodies and hygiene accessories... All in the Pawsomebox!"

I opened the box with Darcy who was extremely excited to get some post and I was pleasantly surprised by what was inside!

I won't list links to each product but as you can see she got toys, treats even a product to keep her ears clean...bringing beauty in to the post ha!

She absolutely loved everything and as you can see she got a little bit too excited with the soft toy which didn't last long at all, but this is not through the quality, she likes to rip up anything given to her that is soft!

I would definitely use Pawsomebox again, and think it's a cute gift idea for any pet lovers out there!

Would you treat your little angel to a treat like this each month?


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Balance Me & Marie Claire Reader Events At Debenhams.....

Balance Me have teamed up with Marie Claire and Debenhams to bring us 4 in store events and one of these events will be in my home town of Chester (hurrah for us northerners!!!) and as a massive Balance Me fan I will definitely be attending!

Tickets to the event cost £10 each and you will be given the opportunity to test out the products and you will receive a goodie bag worth a whopping £75.00, as well as this you will receive 15% off all purchases on the night, fantastic!

The events will take place in London, Leeds, Chester and Cardiff.....

30th September – Oxford Street
2nd October – Cardiff
8th October – Chester
9th October – Leeds
Tickets will be limited so if you want to go to one of these events, you can get your ticket HERE.
Will you be going?