It's a new year!

Saturday, January 7, 2012
So now that we about a week into 2012, one of my new years resolutions is to use up my make up and toiletry stash and not but anything unless I really need it.
At the moment I am more focused on using up all my shower gels, body and hair products as they seem to have bred over Christmas.
I also wanted to get back into beauty blogging again, as it has been quite a while since I really gave it any time.

So hopefully the this year the two will go hand in hand and I can blog about my thoughts on the products I am using up!

Here is a recent You Tube video I made with my Christmas goodies:

As you can see I got alot, plus it's my birthday in a few weeks and think I will probably wind up with more Lush and Soap and Glory stuff as well.

So to start off here is a list of my current stash. (red = currently in use)

Shower Gels
Impulse Real Love Shower Gel 250ml
S&G Clean on Me 500ml
S&G Clean on me 100ml
Body Shop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel 100g
Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel 500g
Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel 500g
Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel 100g
Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel 100g
Philosophy Gingerbread Girl Shower Gel 100ml
Clarins Bath and Shower Concentrate 200ml
Lush Angels Delight Soap
Lush Angels Delight Soap
Lush Snowcake Soap

Bath Products
S&G Calm One Calm All Bubble Bath 500ml
Lush Magic Wand Bubble Bar
Lush Magic Wand Bubble Bar
Lush Magic Mushroom Bubble Bar
Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar
Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar
Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar
Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar
Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar
Lush Gingerbread House Bubble Bar
Lush The Melting Snowman Bath Melt
Lush Cinders Bath Ballistic
Lush Cinders Bath Ballistic
Lush Space Girl Bath Ballistic
Lush Space Girl Bath Ballistic
Lush So White Bath Ballistic
Lush Lil Lush Pud Bath Ballistic
Lush Twilight Bath Ballistic

Body Scrubs
S&G Peaches and Clean Scrub 250ml
S&G Pulp Fiction Scrub 250ml
S&G Flake Away 500ml
Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Scrub 200ml
Body Shop Cocoa Butter Scrub 20ml
Lush Buffy

Body Lotion
Body Shop Vanilla Duo Butter 200ml
Body Shop Sweet Pea Duo Butter 200ml
Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Butter 200ml
Body Shop Shea Butter 200ml
S&G The Righteous Butter 500ml
S&G The Righteous Butter 500ml
Garnier Summer Body 500ml
Lush Heavanilli Massage Bar
Lush Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar
Lush Shimmy Shimmy Massage Bar
Lush Shimmy Shimmy Massage Bar

Hair products
Tresemme Naturals Shampoo
Tresemme Naturals Conditioner
Body Shop Berry Shampoo
Body Shop Berry Conditioner
Body Shop Rain Forest Shampoo 100ml
Body Shop Rain Forest Conditioner 100ml
Body Shop Rain Forest Mask
John Freida Brilliant Brunette Shampoo
John Freida Brilliant Brunette Conditioner
John Freida Brilliant Brunette Mask
T Gel Shampoo
L’oreal Studio Hair Spray
L’oreal Absolut Repair
Toni and Guy Shine Spray
Charles Worthington Blow Dry Spray
Charles Worthington Dry Shampoo
Lush Jumping Junniper Shampoo Bar
Lush Ultimate Shine Shampoo Bar

Hands and Feet
S&G Heel Genius
S&G Hand Food 250ml
S&G Hand Food 250ml
S&G Hand Food 100ml
Atrixo Camomile 50ml
Lush Tiny Hands
Lush Tiny Hands
Lush Charity Pot Sample
Lush Charity Pot Sample
Bath And Body Works Sweet Pea Hand Sanitiser
Nail Polish Remover
Nail Polish Remover

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild
Clinique Take The Day Off
Clinique Clarifying Lotion
Clinique Clarifying Lotion
S&G Off Your Face Wipes
St Ives Face Wipes
St Ives Face Wipes
Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Face Scrub
L’Oreal Face Wash
Garnier Toner
Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
Clarins Hydra Quench Intensive Serum
Mac Pro Eye Make Up Remover
Lanacane Anti Chafing Gel (I use it as primer)
Gosh Velvet Touch Primer
S&G Face Soap and Clarity 150ml
Body Shop Vitamin E Facial Oil
Body Shop Tea Tree Face Scrub
Body Shop Blue Corn 3 in 1 Mask
Body Shop Oats and Honey 3 in 1 Mask
Body Shop Aloe Vera Face Wash
Body Shop Aloe Vera Toner
Body Shop Aloe Vera Day Cream
Body Shop Aloe Vera Night Cream
Body Shop Aloe Vera Eye Cream
Body Shop Aloe Vera Serum
Body Shop Aloe Vera Face Scrub
Mac Fix +
Mac Fix + Rose
Mac Studio Fix Moisture Lotion

Lip Balms
Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Lip Butter
Body Shop Yes Yes Yes Lip Butter
Body Shop Aloe Vera Lip Treatment
Body Shop Natural Lip Roll On Berry
Korres Jasmine Lip Butter
Mac Pink Fish Tinted Lip Conditioner
Mac Tender Baby Tendertone
Mac Sweet Tooth Tendertone
Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Lush Let Them Eat Cake Lip Bam
Lush Maple Taffy Lip Balm
Lush Snow Fairy Lip Tint

White Glo Toothpaste
White Glo Toothpaste
Dentyl PH Cherry Mouthwash

Body Shop DeoDry Stick Nice and Breezy
Body Shop DeoDry Stick Fresh and Floral
Body Shop DeoDry Stick Cool and Zesty
Dove Beauty Finish Roll on
Dove Beauty Finish Roll on
Sure Crystal Diamond 150ml
Sure Crystal Pure 150ml
Sure Crystal Aqua 150ml
Sure Minerals Fresh 150ml
Sure Minerals Pure 150ml
Dove Beauty Finish 250ml
Sure Crystal Diamond 250ml

DKNY Women 50ml
S&G Mist You Madly 250ml

Collective Haul and some tips and vouchers

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Got a collective haul for you all today, I've been super busy lately but still managed to pick up some great deals!

First of all I picked up some Body Shop goodies using a 50% off code that was floating around last week. I think this has now expired though.
I bought the Guava Berry Shampoo and Conditioner, Carrot Moisturiser and Japan Adzuki Bean & Rice Wash Grains.
There is another 50% code for sale items at the moment. Making sale items even cheaper!
It is VMQ2
I used it last night and it worked fine for me! (another Body Shop Haul to come soon)

Then I picked up a mineralize skin finish natural from Mac. I use this everyday and mine had ran out!
Also got some great deals at Boots. There are 2 free nails inc limited edition colours available when you buy 2 Dove deodorants. They are Havana and Copacabana.
I bought 4 deodorants and got the 2 different colours.
There is also a voucher you can print for £1 off the deodorants here:

I printed out 2 and used them both! You need to use a different email address for the second voucher and can only use 1 per transaction. So split your shopping into 2 sales so you can use both vouchers! I also got a 10% off deodorant voucher in the recent mailing vouchers from Boots and used that as well. My mum got a 25% off one, so make sure to open your letters from Boots!

Also from the advantage card machine I got a £3 off 17 Lash Defining Mascara voucher.
It is marked at £5 odds on the shelf but scans through the tills at £2.65 making it free with the voucher!
Not everyone gets the same vouchers from the machine, so pop your advantage card in and try!
I also bought a limited edition 17 nail polish, in shade Palm Beach. It is such a bright summery colour!

Because I had bought 2 17 items (even though 1 was free after the voucher) I picked up the Nail Bar in a Bag for free!

Inside it has 2 nail polishes, Knockout Red and Pink Grapefruit as well as a mini pink leopard print nail file and little nail stickers.

So all in I spent £10 odds in Boots and walked away with:
4 Deodorants
2 Nails Inc Polishes
17 Mascara
3 17 Nail Polishes
A Nail File
Nail Stickers

I also used a double points voucher that Boots had mailed out to me!
Not too bad if I do say so myself!

Claire's Accessories Nail Wraps

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Last week me and my mum where in Claire's Accessories, just having a wee look around when we saw their nail wraps.
Having heard so many good things recently about nail wraps we decided to go ahead and buy them.
At £3 for a pack of 10 they aren't too badly priced. They aren't something I would wear on a daily basis as they only last a few days, and lets face it you can buy a bottle of nail polish for that price!

So we each bought a pack of them. And when we got home my mum wanted to try them out straight away, so I decided to whip the camera out and take pictures of the whole process of applying them.

Well I instantly regretted buying them.
They are not shaped properly at all and left really wide gaps on my mum's nails. I also tried a couple on, but they were the same on my nails as well.

Heres some pictures so you can see what I am talking about:

I really liked the idea of these nail wraps, but really think that Claire's should include different sized wraps and not just give 10 "one size fits all" wraps in the packet. Or maybe sell ones that you cut to size yourself. I think these would be a much better idea, because all in we wasted £6 on products that are no good to us at all.

I don't really like to say something negative about Claire's, as I used to work there as a supervisor for 3 years and I loved it! I typically love all their products, but really think they have missed an opportunity here with these Nail Wraps.

ELF Passion Pink Polish

Monday, June 13, 2011

Here are some pictures of ELF's Passion Pink nail polish.
It is a neon pink colour with gold shimmer through it, I really love this colour so much.
I think I prefer this to the Gum Pink colour I tried last week, and the brush on this one is much better as well. Plus it is only £1.50!

And ELF are having a 20% off everything offer at the moment with the following codes:

I am waiting for some Ebay money hitting my bank account tomorrow, so I'll be placing my order for some new polishes then!

Small Skin Care Haul

Friday, June 3, 2011
So last night I walked round to the supermarket to pick up a few things for my mum, and ended up buying a few skincare items because they were on offer.

So what did I buy?

Garnier Soft Essentials Day Cream (£1.69) and Face Wipes (£1.47)
I am currently using the matching Face Wash every day and I really like it, so I thought I would buy these as well to try and see what I think of the whole range

L'oreal Perfect Clean with the Scrublet (£2.48) and Goody Ouchless elastics (62p)
I've been wanting to try this new scrublet thing forever, but have just never got around to buying it!
And the Ouchless bobbles are my favourites, I hate bobbles with metal bits on them!

ELF Gum Pink Polish

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Here are some pictures of Gum Pink by ELF
I really love the colour It's such a nice bright, barbie pink colour!
It is a bit thick to put on and the brush isn't that great compared to some higher end nail polishes.
But at £1.50 a bottle, I can't really complain!

ELF Haul

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Yesterday I got a package in the mail!
My first ELF order in quite a while!

So what did I get?

from left to right:
Innocent, Gum Pink, Passion Pink and Mango Madness
I love all of these colours, they seem really bright and ideal for summer!
At £1.50 each I think these are a really great deal, I haven't tried any of them yet to see what I think about them, reviews to come next week though!

3 Studio Eyeliner and Shadow sticks.
I took advantage of the £1 offer on these a few days ago,
colours from left to right, Pearl/Glow, Purple/Plum and Black/Smoke.

and some swatches of the colours