Friday, 25 November 2011

Aspinal of London

Aspinal of London have once again given me serious bag envy. Some people are shoe people, I am most certainly a bag person. Any type of bag as long as its well made and gorgeous gets me green but cosmetic bags I have a real weakness for. Their Barbarella Classic bag is my ultimate 'big bag' ever and the new range of Hepburn Cosmetics bag are breathtakingly stunning. As with everything Aspinal makes its all in the details and luxurious materials used. Textured ostrich print Italian calf leather and features an Aspinal signature silk mix interior lining completed with a Swiss made zip and Aspinal signature hardware. I want one badly. 

Saturday, 19 November 2011

HD Brows Palette £19.95

I think I have bored you all enough with my quest to get the perfect eyebrows so you will be pleased to know that the search is finally over. HD Brows have been building a reputation for the best brow treatment available and using the knowledge they have gained over the years created the ultimate eye and brow palette.

Eyebrows are so important in creating a polished look and it is so easy to get them wrong. Eye pencil that is too dark or too thick will look like it has been applied via a Sharpie and makes you look like a budget Barbie. 

Available in three different sets, each palette contains four shades that will define your brows and compliment your colouring. The powders are long lasting and I find a lot more natural looking than using a pencil. It is easy to build up colour on your brows and you can blend the shades to get a perfect match. Unlike a waxy pencil the colour won't melt and rub off but will stay put all night so you can get up to whatever you like without trips to the toilet to reapply makeup (something I have never been keen on). 

The amazingness doesn't just stop when it comes to your brows. Yes this will be the product that you will keep on going back to for your eyebrows but it will also become a staple in your makeup bag for its eyeshadow achievements. The four shades can be used to create a delicate daytime look and then built up to create seductive, smokey eyes. 

Friday, 18 November 2011

Models Own £5

Models Own have the most amazing arrange of nail colours and I really love how their website is set out. It may only seem like a little thing but I have been put off buying something online before because the website was too disorganised and difficult to navigate. It took me so long to decide on which colours to go for but after much careful deliberation the first one I picked was Juicy Jules.  

A clear varnish packed full of rainbow glitter the possibilities are never ending. As a polish on its own it works great to just give your nails a bit of sparkle. I don't really like varnish on my finger nails because my nails grow so fast I think they look a little fake when I apply varnish on them, especially a dark colour. Juicy Jules is perfect though as it gives them an eye-catching effect that is suitable for daytime and nighttime. the fun doesn't stop there though as you can use it over any colour to instantly it give some fun factor or get as creative as your imagination allows and use the glitter to add streaks, dots and glittery tips to your nails. 

The other colour I went for was Peacock Green. I was a little unsure about it as I recently tried a dark green colour on my toenails and someone said my feet looked cold but the colour was calling to me. I was so happy when it arrived as I had been right to take a gamble.  Its a mixture of blue and green shimmering tones which after two coats looks fabulous and luxurious. 

Thursday, 17 November 2011


The Urban Retreat Beautique have teamed up with glamorous British designer Maria Grachvogel to offer one lucky winner the ultimate, head to toe make-over prize. This incredible prize, worth up to £2,000, includes  a day of pampering at Urban Retreat’s flagship Super Salon on the fifth floor or Harrods followed by an afternoon choosing the dress of your dreams from Maria Grachvogel’s coveted collection.

The competition will run until midnight on Tuesday 20th December 2011 and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer one simple question.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


Malida have brought a fabulous range of spa products from Thailand into our bathrooms and I for one am loving the results. Thailand is an excellent place to source beauty products as they have an abundance of natural resources such as flowers, fruits, herbs and plants which make this collection one to be lusted over.  

I got to try the hand cream and hand shower from the rose collection which was subtly fragranced but deeply moisturising. The aqua body oil which was an absolute revelation, it melted into my skin so quickly and afterwards I felt so smooth and nourished.  

The ginger and grapefruit body scrub is one of the fruitiest and loveliest scrubs I have ever come across. All the products are very reasonably priced so you can treat yourself to some luxury without feeling it in the purse department. 

Friday, 4 November 2011

I am really excited about the new Tesco beauty products

Along Came Betty is a glamorous range of body and skincare products, inspired by 1950s screen stars and beauty icons.
This beautifully packaged and gently scented bathing range provides the perfect pampering solution for you, as well as making great gifts for friends.
So Much Bubble Skin Softening Bath Soak 400ml, £3.99Pour this sweet scented soak into running water and sink into the cleansing, luxurious bubbles.

To the Skin and Beyond Ultra Rich Body Butter 225ml, £4.00
Apply this satiny smooth body butter to cleansed, exfoliated skin to lock in moisture and leave your skin feeling silky soft and smelling divine.

Hey Sugar Sugar Easily Spreadable Body Scrub 325ml, £5.99
Massage this super buffering scrub into damp skin, while showering or bathing to allow the oils to penetrate the skin and sugar to scrub, leaving skin clean and soft.

Clean Around the Clock Soft Skin Shower Wash 200ml, £2.99
Lather up with this creamy shower was to dissolve dirt and leave  skin feeling radiant.

Other products in the range include: It’s a Skin Thing Ultra Light Body Butter, £3.99, Say you Scrub me Scrubby Skin Polish  £ 3.99 and The Big Scrub Mitt £2.00.