Thursday, 31 July 2014
Well, that is all of my empties for this month. How have you been doing at working your beauty collection and using things up?' Let me know in the comments if you have been doing well, or even if you haven't managed one thing. We can all motivate one another to keep trying.
Till next time,
Now, even though I work for the company that owns the brand Seventeen (formerly known as 17), I really have not ventured that far into the range, because I used to think that if it was cheap then it was probably no good. But I am very pleased to say that this beauty of a product has totally changed my mind on this. I love cheek products at the moment, and have really been into bronze cheeks and eyes and even my nails have been shades of bronze too. I think it is just the perfect sunny, summery weather that really lends well to tanned golden make up, and that is why I felt the urge to try this little product out.
Seventeen call it a shimmer brick, and it comes in two colours, either Pink Bronze or Gold Bronze. I opted for the pink tone as I thought it would look good to be used as blush too.
It is a definite shimmer product. So if you don't like glitter and gleam, then do not get this product because each strip is full on shimmer. I love the fact that it is such a multi use product, it can be used as a blush, a bronzer, a highlighter and even an eye shadow palette. So really you have 7 different products for the earth shatteringly low price of £4.99!!!!! That is so much a bargain that I struggle to get my head around it. You can use the different strips to create the different looks or you could just get a stippling brush and swirl it around in the four different strips to create just one colour to sweep onto the cheeks.
The powder is buttery soft and glides onto the skin so easily, there is no drag, and they are so pigmented, with the swatches you will see below, that was only one sweep through with my finger and there was plenty of product on.
Aren't the colours just so pretty, and with such pigmentation and such versatility for a fantastic price, I really cant see how you can go wrong. I am so thrilled that I purchased this and will have it in my collection for a long time I feel. Another thing that just came to me is the ease of taking this on holiday with you. It is in a plastic case and is very light and quite compact and so would not take up much room in anyone's make up bag.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed this post, and really recommend you checking this little gem of a product out.
Till next time,
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Basically, I desperately wanted the Prime Time primer as I have seen so many people talking about it and how good it is at keeping your foundation in place all day.
Next out the box was a brush. Now a beauty lover like me, can never have too many brushes in her collection, so this was a welcome sight.
I was so excited to see this full size Marvellous Moxie lip gloss in the box. It is a deep purple shade called "Daredevil" and I love it.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Have you ever bought one of these kits? If you have let me know in the comments below, I would love to read what you have received in them.
Till next time,
Sunday, 27 July 2014
To be honest, I was not always a fan, as I found that the scent of the products wasn't always too my liking and seemed a little too musky, as I preferred the Soap And Glory range and tended to veer towards that brand rather than Sanctuary. But, in the last 18 months I have really been liking the Sanctuary products after my sister was very kind to by me one of their gift sets for my birthday, and the scent has really grown on me.
Then about a month ago, I noticed a few people raving about the Sanctuary Salt Scrub and how amazing it was. Up until this point I had never tried it, and so bit the bullet and went and purchased it. Now, I will admit, this is NOT the product to take travelling. It is a huge glass jar and closes with a metal clasp system.
So, my verdict on the Sanctuary Salt Scrub, is that I would definitely recommend it as a product that you need in your bathroom, to give you the ultimate in a pampering treat.
I hope you have enjoyed this review, please let me know in the comments, if you have tried this product and what you think of it. Or have you used other products in this range, let me know what products you recommend. I love hearing all your feedback.
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014
1) How many cups of tea do you have in a day? How many sugars?
I'm not a very big tea drinker and so only tend to have 1 or 2 cups at the most, and I have to have 2 sugars in it. Yes, I know it is bad for me, but I have a very sweet tooth.
2) What is the favourite part of your roast dinner?
It definitely has to be the roast potatoes. I love them, the crunchier the better.
3) What are your favourite biscuits?
I like Custard Creams the best, although they do tend to fall apart if you dunk them in your tea for too long.
4) What is my favourite British past time?
I'm not quite sure to be honest as to how to answer this question, but I guess eating strawberries and cream in the summer would count as one of my favourite things to do in the British Summer.
5) What is your favourite part of Britain?
Although I have not been there for many years, it would have to be London. I just love everything to do with the Royals, I love all the palaces, and the architecture, and the history, and would love to go there shopping, especially in Harrods. That would be one to tick off my bucket list, if I could go shopping there. I haven't been to London in 17 years, and so need to go back and soon.
6)What is your favourite British holiday?
That would be Wales. I love the countryside, and the beaches. It is just so peaceful and lovely. We used to go when we were children, and I just have the most amazing memories from those times.
7) What is your favourite British sweet?
Oh my goodness, this is a hard question to answer. I love sweets and so this is a toughie. Maybe Rhubarb and Custards, or Pineapple Rock, oh the list is endless. I could be here all night choosing.
8)What would your pub be called?
I think it would be, "The Black Rose", that sounds pretty traditional doesn't it?!?
9) Who is your No.1 favourite British person.
Queen Elizabeth definitely. I just think she is the most wonderful person, full of grace, dignity, and elegance. She has ruled this country for so long, and I just think she is so inspirational.
10) What is your favourite British coastline?
I can't answer this question as I really do not know.
11) Who is your favourite British Artist?
I am going to think of this question that they are asking about musical artists, and my answer would be Elton John. He is amazing, his music is just timeless and the songs from the 70's still sound as relevant today as they did back then. Plus the amount he does for charity is immense.
12) What is your opinion on Marmite?
I like it. I could not eat lots and lots of it. But Marmite on toast is really nice.
Well, that is the end of the tag. I hope you have enjoyed reading my answers and I tag everyone reading this to either do the post on your own blogs, or if you don't write blogs, then leave me some of your answers in the comments below.
Till next time
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
I love shopping in The Body Shop, it always looks so clean and tidy and really makes you want to browse through all their goodies on sale. The first thing I wanted was one of their Sorbet shower gels. They had been raved about for ages and I really could not decide between the Strawberry or the Pink Grapefruit. After a long amount of deliberation I picked the Pink Grapefruit. O.M.G. It smells delicious, really makes your mouth water, it is so reminiscent of the actual fruit.
Next up was the Raspberry Body Scrub and Body Lotion. Originally I just wanted the body lotion, but the lovely lady who served me said that if I got the body scrub as well, the scrub would only cost me £3.00. So that was a total bargain. They both smell very sweet and nice, and the shower gel, looks exactly like Raspberry Jam does in the jars you can get in the supermarkets.
Well, that was my small haul from The Body Shop. I hope you enjoyed your little peek into my shopping bag. Let me know in the comments, if you have any recommendations that you think I should look out for next time.
Love and Hugs
Sunday, 20 July 2014
I have tried all the diets, Weight Watchers, Slim Fast, Slimming World, and lots of others too, and yes I lost the weight whilst on the diet, but once my weight plateaued then I would just gain the weight back and more. I am the first to admit, I love my cakes, and would eat them from breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could, but I do restrain myself and try to only have them once as a treat during the day. For breakfast, I eat cereals and fruit, for lunch, I just have a sandwich and then for dinner, I have a calorie controlled meal, so I don't think I do too badly.
Except, and it is a big except, I snack, and with having a little boy who loves, biscuits, crisps, and sweets, this is my greatest fall down, as it is just so easy to finish the bag of crisps he has left on the chair, and oh, I fancy a cuppa, well, it would be rude not to have a biccie to dunk in it. Then the one biscuit turns into 4 or 5 biscuits, and my good behaviour gets ruined all in one fell swoop.
That is why, I thought I would try the Graze box, as they all contain 4 equal portions of healthy snacks. So when you feel yourself reaching for that odd biscuit or packet of dry roasted peanuts, you can just grab one section of the box and snack away knowing that it is healthy and good for you, and there is no guilt involved.
But on the other hand, I have loved nearly everything else, you get lots of cheesy nibbles, and dried fruit which I love, and nuts and even chocolate covered honeycomb which is delicious. In this fortnights box, I received the lemon curd flapjack and it was beautiful. Can't wait to receive that again in a future box.
Also, included in the box is a leaflet, giving you all the nutritional elements of each little portion, so that you know that everything you eat is healthy and good for you. It also lists the best eaten before dates, because they are all fresh foods, and so it gives you an idea of what you should eat first and then last, without having to worry that the little portions will have gone bad before you get the chance of getting round to eating them.
So, if you feel like you would like to try Graze, I have a referral code that will get your first box free. Its ZOEA3G4WP, just enter that on the online form, and you will get your chance to try their healthy snacks.
*I am not in anyway affiliated with Graze and am definitely not being paid for this review. I just genuinely enjoy their Graze boxes and think that my readers would like them too, on our daily battle to live much healthier lives.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and let me know if you have tried the Graze snack boxes and what you think of them.
Till next time,