Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Glossy box June!


Where have I been?

I have been very bad, but will be blogging more often from now on.

Anyway, this months glossy box is the best yet!

I'm so impressed!

I got:
HD Brows precision tweezers (full size worth £19.95)

Glossy box beauty brush (£15.00)

BM beauty bronzer 1g sample

Caudalie Perfume 10ml sample

And Vichy Dermablend foundation cream sample.

Well done Glossy box!
I love the tweezers!!!

Ali xxx

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Absent Friends

Hello all xxx

I just realised how long it has been since I posted!
I've been so busy at work - year 6 teacher, SATs!!!
Also, just found out I'm moving, so my life is a bit full on.

I'll be around a bit more from now on though!

Hope you're all great

Ali xxxx

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

MAC Hey Sailor!


If you know me, you know I am obsessed with pin ups, sailors and all thing nautical! I have a little anchor tattoo and anything anchor related I have to own.

Imagine my excitement when I see the new Hey Sailor! Mac collection!

The colours don't blow me away, and an anchor or two is missing, but the packaging is lovely!!! A must have for me!

What do you think to it all?

Monday, 30 April 2012

YSL and Boots Haul

Hello everyone,

Hope you had a lovely weekend.
It was chucking it down here in Leeds so I sensibly went in to town with the boyfriend and spent my hard earned dosh in my beloved Boots lol

So here's a couple of things I bought there:

Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation in 54. Only bought because it was £6.99 and I've wanted to try it for a while!
I've wanted Notting Hill Gate for so long! It is the perfect Barbie bubblegum pink.  It looks great and is beautiful! I bought it with some of my Boots points too, which made it extra great!!!
I love the whole dip dyed tips and being a dyed red head I thought I'd try a couple of other colours at the tips. It works really well, but the blue rubbed off all over my neck. I looked like something from Avatar! Apart from that, it looks really good! It washed in and out too which is handy. but I might just ask my hairdresser to do it permanently. I love it. These are £2.99 each and come in loads of colours. They are easy to apply and look really good.

This stuff is beyond genius!!! If you paint your nails everyday, like I do, then this is a life saver. When it says 1 second removal it means it! Amazing! Smells nice, feels moisturising and is only £4.99!

I then went to House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols to pick up a couple of things - and to shelter from the rain!

I almost escaped House of Fraser without buying anything; however my eye was drawn to this really cute YSL Iphone case, and the woman at the counter said it was mine for free if I bought a nail varnish and one of the new Stain Glosses. I've wanted to try the lip stain for ages, so I just went for it. A little expensive, and I wouldn't normally dish out so much, but I loved the case!
Sorry about the fingerprint. I love YSL packaging, I think it's my favourite.
The nail varnish is no. 18 Bleu Majorelle and it a true navy blue. So unusual.
The gloss is no.11 Rouge Gouache, and is lovely.

Finally from Harvey Nics I bought the John Paul Gaultier Diet Coke bottles. I always buy the designer bottles, and this year they are just as fabulous as always. 

So that was my weekend. I went to IKEA too but I won't bore you with the rubbish I bought or the pencils I stole :-)

Hope you are all well. Talk soon

Ali xxx

April Glossybox

Well, after what felt like 60 years of waiting, the April Glossybox arrived! Yay!

Anyway, I was prepared for another meh box, but actually I was quite surprised! Well done Glossybox!

I received:
Caudalie VinosourceThirst Quenching Serum - Really weeny sample, but feels delicious. Looking forward to trying it out.

Inika Organic Eyeliner in Green Lagoon. Love this. Glides on. Really lovely shade. Love it!

Monu Enriched Body Cream, Smells gorgeous! Will put in my drawer at work for dry skin moments on the run probably.

Figs and Rouge Lip Balm in Peppermint and Tea tree. I love Figs and Rouge and this balm is delicious. So moisturising! Which is just what I need.

Finally I received some Philip B straightening Serum. Another small sample but worth trying out

So all in all I was pretty happy. Took ages to come and hope the May one arrives a little sooner; however for once, Glossy box has catered to my needs! At last!

Ali xxx

Friday, 20 April 2012

Boots Haul ...again lol New DKNY Sweet Delicious

Hello xxx

I've been run off my feet with work so have a few blogs and some pictures to upload. But before I get round to that I thought I'd do another Boots haul. As you know, I am obsessed with Boots. In fact the girl who works at my local Boots called me by my first name the other day when I went in. Oops lol

Anyway, I only picked up a couple of things,so here we go...

The Lashes are by Eyelure, and were £5.65 I think. I bought them  for a meal with the girls at work and they were so cute! Not too long, but really pretty.

I picked up a Rimmel Bronzer and the new Rimmel Fix & Perfect. I don't normally wear much Rimmel make up but I thought I'd try the primer out.
I've worn it a few times; it's not amazing but it's a nice base. It dried my skin a little though, so I probably won't be purchasing again.
I only got the bronzer because Boots had a 3 for 2 on makeup. It does it's job and is a pretty colour.

My most favourite purchase was the new DKNY Sweet Delicious in Creamy Meringue! When I walked in to the shop and saw all three bottles in cup cake cases on a pastel coloured display, I knew they were for me!!!

There are three new Limited Edition fragrances; Creamy Meringue, Pink Macaroon and Tart Key Lime.

I bought the beautiful Creamy meringue, which smells of delicious Lemon Meringue Pie. I can't stress how edible these fragrances smell! The Key Lime smells of zesty Key Lime Pie and the Pink Macaroon is glorious, it reminds me of sherbet and cotton candy. Utterly delicious. The meringue fragrance swayed me though. Absolutely beautiful. I could just eat it!!!

I never, EVER, buy my own fragrances. I'm not massively in to perfume; I mean I get it for Christmas etc, however, you know a perfume must be great, if I spend my hard earned cash on it! lol

Let me know if you've tried one of the fragrances-I'm so tempted to buy Pink Macaroon too!

Ali xxxxxx

Friday, 6 April 2012

FOTD Best friend bingo night!

Yes you did read correctly. I'm off to Bingo! Our first time so my friend and I are pretty nervous! If you don't hear from me again, it's because I've won a million!

I'm wearing:
Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation in number 54.
Fairydrops Mascara.
Front Cover shadows in frosted almond and brown.
Benefit Bellabamba blush.
MAC Wonder Woman Pink Power highlighter and bronzer.
MAC Speed Dial Lipstick


Thursday, 5 April 2012

Elf Haul and free gift bag!

Hello xxx

Just a quick post!
Was sent a code via email from elf Cosmetics which gave you the opportunity to receive a free goody bag worth £10 if you ordered ten pounds worth of cosmetics.

I jumped at this, because I like elf products; especially the studio line. I bought five brushes at £1.50 each (total bargain!), an eye brightening pencil and nail block.

In my goody bag I received a massive pot of the Studio Cream Blusher in a gorgeous bright pink, a powder blusher in a salmon pink colour, a duo cream eyeshadow palette in black and grey and a nail polish in a beautiful peppermint green!

Goody Bag - £10 freebies!

I will review as many of the products as I can - especially the brushes! They must be too good to be true for £1.50!!!


Thursday, 29 March 2012

Vivienne Westwood By Melissa Lady Dragon Pom Pom shoes!!!


Hope you're all ok!

Had a good day today in the respect that it was the last teaching day before Easter (training day tomorrow :-( )
and my beautiful new Vivienne Westwood shoes have arrived!!!

I know they're not technically a beauty item, but I couldn't resist showing you all!
They are so beautiful!
If you know me, you will know that I have been obsessed with Vivy since I was about 14. So 11 years later I'm still collecting like mad! I love her!!!


Sunday, 25 March 2012

Sephora, Boots haul

Hello xxx

My lovely boyfriends mum just came back from one of her regular trips to the US, and she picked me up a couple of things from my beloved Sephora.

Firstly a pot of Bella Bamba by Benefit, basically just because it's cheaper over there. It was $28 about £15, instead of £23.

Then I finally got my hands on the must sort after, Fairydrops mascara. :-) So, so happy...can't wait to review it for you...it's AMAZING!!!

At Boots I picked up two of the Maybelline 24hr tattoo eye shadows in On and on bronze, and eternal gold. Will review these once I've tried them.

Grabbed some new dry shampoo by Lee Stafford-I'm trying mid brown, because, even though my hair is bright red, the white Batiste is a nightmare!!! Make one for red hair!!!

I grabbed a couple of other essential things such as powder etc, because it's 3 for 2 on hair and beauty. I saved about £20, which is great, so I was happy!

Finally I went to HMV and fell in love with the Monster Harajuku Lovers headphones. I love Beats by Dre, so knowing they were Monster, I know they'd be fab! Plus they are beyond cute!!!!! I couldn't resist!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend cxxx

Friday, 23 March 2012

Caviar Manicure - Ciaté

Hello xxx

This looks sooooooo fab!!!!


Such an exciting product!!! Can't WAIT to try this out!!!!

They will retail at £18, which I think it pretty reasonable for such a cool concept!

Ali xxxx

Thursday, 22 March 2012

OPI Spider-Man Nail Polish Collection

Hello xxxx

Eeeeek too excited! Two of my favourite things all rolled in to one!

Comic book characters and nail varnish!

Soooo happy when I heard about this and the collection looks exciting...for the most part.

Call Me Gwen-Ever. Lovely orange shade. Very summery!

Into The Night - Stunning iridescent navy. Very chic. Love it!

Just Spotted The Lizard - Gorgeous!!! Totally up my street! Love it!

My Boyfriend Scales Walls - White varnish. Yaaawwn... ;-)

Number One Nemesis - Beautiful slate shimmer. I need to own this.

Shatter The Scales - A teal shimmer shatter. Nice colour, but I hate shatter varnish.

Your Web or Mine - A gorgeous bright pink

So, there they are. Due to be released in May! Love the shades, love the names, can't wait to buy them!!!

Wish there was a rich red though to go with the navy :-(


Friday, 16 March 2012

Mac Pigment samples The Body Needs

Hello xxxx

I love MAC pigments but they are so expensive, and often there is just too much product, especially if you aren't keen on the colour you've bought.

I decided to buy some MAC pigment samples but found that the websites selling them either didn't seem legit, or were majorly overpriced.

I decided, after a bit of digging around, that I would buy some GENUINE MAC pigment samples from an American site, www.thebodyneeds2.com.

The site has a fantastic selection of pigments and MAC lipstick samples, and it took me ages to choose!
I ordered the following five pigment samples: Teal, Old Gold, Blue Brown, Magenta madness, Jewelmarine.

The pigments I purchased were between $1.99 and $2.79, which is only about £1.20-£1.90. So, as you can see, really good value. You get about 1/4 of a teaspoon, which doesn't sound a lot, but believe me, a little goes a long way!

The postage was about £6.00 which was a bit steep, but it was been shipped from America, and I had the comfort of knowing the product was genuine MAC.

I won't do a review now, however, I'll try and do some looks in the next few weeks xxx

OPI Nail Envy Review

Hello xxx

I bought the OPI Nail Envy a couple of weeks ago because my nails were awful! They were short, ridged, unkempt and embarrassing. I had to wear false nails all the time which I hated, and I was desperate to have long, strong nails.

I have been using Nail Envy for 3 weeks now and Wow...my nails are amazing! I can't quite believe it!
A definite buy if you need strong nails with amazing length, in hardly any time at all!

Wearing Nicki Minaj 'Save Me' over the Nail Envy base coat.