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


Thursday, May 19, 2011
Well It's been a while since I updated on this blog!
First of all I am officially no longer a student! I finished university last Tuesday (10th May), at the moment I am taking a well deserved break! I'm still working away part time at the moment, but I want a few weeks off before I start properly looking for a job.

I am still waiting to get my results from the last semester, hopefully will get them in the next couple of weeks so I can find out what my classification is. I was aiming for a 2:2 all year, so fingers crossed for me!!

Some of you may have already noticed that I have started a new blog, solely for book blogging! So if your into books have a look at my other blog BelleBooks.

From now on this blog is solely going to be my beauty blog! YAY!

What products am I using?

Sunday, May 1, 2011
So I thought I would kick start the blog with a list of all the current products that I am using!

Shampoo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Shampoo
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
Dry Shampoo: Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo
Styling Products: Tresemme Firm Hold Hairspray

Shower Gel: Lush Snow Fairy
Body Scrub: The Body Shop Black Velvet Apricot Body Scrub
Body Lotion: Soap and Glory The Rightous Butter and E45 Cream for dry patches
Deodorant: Sure (the new black and purple one)
Fake Tan: Garnier Summer Body in Dark
Bath Ballistic: Lush The Ex Factor
Bubble Bar: Lush Candy Cane
Soap: Lush Rockstar

Face Wash: Garnier Soft Essencials
Face Scrub: Lush Ocean Salt
Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion
Moisturiser: Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion
Mask: Good Things Five Minute Facial Mask
Face Wipes: L'oreal Triple Actice Re-nourish wipes

Foundation: Mac Studio Fix Fluid NW25
Powder: Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium
Blush: Mac Pinch of Peach
Lipgloss: Korres Jasmine Lip Butter
Lipstick: Mac Hue
Eyeliner: Benefite Bad Gal
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara
Eyeshadows: Mac Stars and Rockets

Hand Cream: The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector
Polishes: Nails Inc Beaumont Street

Hello everyone!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
So as some of may already know, I've started book blogging.
My book blog is here and it would be great if some of my old followers came over to the new blog for a look. At the moment I am hosting a great giveaway, and have lots more coming over the next month.

If books aren't your thing, don't worry too much. I'm going to keep blogging on here as well. Mainly about beauty, makeup, clothes and jewellery. As well as the odd updates about life in general!

So keep an eye on both blogs for new updates!