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Monday, 31 December 2012

:: The Daxton Blogger Network ::

:: The Daxton Blogger Network ::



Hello Everyone!

I've been surfing the net looking at different blogs and came across a post by Emma at Glossy Boutique which is an invite by Daxon to become a VIP Fashion Blogger. This sounds like a really good opportunity because you become part of the blogger network and also receive £50 in Amazon vouchers via email.

In order to do this you need to follow the 3 steps below:

1. Add the network badge to your blog.
2. Write a post similar to this one to let fellow bloggers know about the opportunity and include daxton.co.uk
3. Email katy@mediayeti.co.uk to let her know if you've completed these steps.
These steps need to be completed by 31/12/2012.
Please note, I have no idea if this offer is genuine or not.  It is advertised on Daxons website here so I guess it's worth giving it a go but to me it does sounds a little too good to be true! A big thank you to Daxon if it is real, though - Amazing giveaway!
Are you going to join?

:: Soap and Glory Haul ::

:: Soap and Glory Haul ::




Over Christmas I was a very lucky girl and Santa brought me lots of Soap and Glory goodies which I would like to share with you.  I'm just going to give a brief overview of the products as over time I will write up reviews on each of them.

So here goes...

:: The Ultimate Head-to-Toe Induldgent Kit ::


I got this huge pink holdal type bag which contains 9 of the 'Best of All' Soap and Glory Products

 

 The Righteous Butter - I got one of these in each of the kits.. it just shows what a popular product this one is!
 Hand Food - This is a hand cream which has the original Soap and Glory smell.
 Sugar Crush - This product is a body scrub with smashed brown sugar.  It has a very strong scent of lime.
 Clean on Me - This is a creamy moisture shower gel which madarin peel extract and a built in body lotion.
 Smoothie Star - This is a deep moisture body milk which has a yellow tinge to it. It includes the following ingredients: Almond, Cocoa, Yoghurt, Oat and Honey.
 Heel Genius - This is a foot cream which moisturises your feet while you sleep, leaving them soft and smooth for the morning!
 Peaches and Clean - This is a cleansing milk which is a gorgeous pink colour.  It is a 4 in one wash  and is used on the face.
 Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss - This is a bright pink lip gloss named 'Punch Bowl' which is supposed to make your lips plumper.
 Thick and Fast Mascara - The name says it all really, this is a black volume maximising mascara.


:: Soaper Heros ::


Secondly I got the Soaper heros set which includes give travel friendly sized Soap and Glory Favourites.  These are:



 Clean on Me - This is a creamy clarifying shower gel.
 Flake Away - This is a body scrub which has the original Soap and Glory scent
 Righteous Butter - This body butter also has the original Soap and Glory scent
 Girlgo - This is a spray on body moisturising mist - sounds lush!
 Hand Food - This is a non greasy hand cream with shea butter, macadamia oil and mrashmellow.  I love that this product has marshmellow in! Mmmm

:: Butter Suite ::


Lastly, I got the Butter Suite which includes an irrestible bundle of the best Soap and Glory Body Butters.  In this set are the following products:



 The Righteous Butter - This body butter has the same smell as several other Soap and Glory  products which is very perfumed and stays on the skin for ages.  It smells lovely!
 The Daily Smooth -This product has a really nice fragrance of Rosehip Seed Oil and Cocoa Butter.
 Butter Up - This body butter has a pink tinge to it and has a gorgeous crushed grape and citrus formula.  I love the smell of this one!



 What is your favourite Soap and Glory Product?





Sunday, 30 December 2012

:: The Versatile Blogger Award!! ::

 

 :: The Versatile Blogger Award!! :: 

 
 
I have been lucky enough to be nominated for two awards this week, the second one being the Versatile Blogger Award (Please click here to read my post for the Liebster Award). I was nominated for this award by the lovely Rachael at Beauty in 1 Place.  You should take a look at Rachaels blog, it's jam packed with brilliant reviews on beauty products!
 
 
 The Rules:

1) Nominate up to 15 bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
2) Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated for this award.
3) Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4) Thank the blogger who as nominated you.
5) Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post
 
 
7 Random Facts About Me:
 
1. I change the colour of my nails at least once a week
2. I have two dwarf hamsters who each have HUGE hamster mansions
3. I've been on tv
4. I love gravy.. mmmmm
5. One of my favourite clothes shops is Jane Norman
6. I own more than 50 pairs of shoes.. oops
7. I love Ribena
 
I Nominate:
 
1. Lariesa at Me, Myself and Polish
2. Katie at Fashion and Beauty
3. Carol at A Bite of Glamour
4. Abby at A Spot of Glamour
5. Christal at Lipstick and Ponytails
 
Thanks again to Rachael (Beauty in 1 Place) for the nomination!
 
 

Saturday, 29 December 2012

:: Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss Stick ::

:: Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss Stick 3D Super Colour Volume Lip ::



Today's review is on Soap and Glory's Sexy Mother Pucker gloss stick. There are three different colours in the range, Plum Jam (red) Nudist (nude) and Fushia-Ristic (orangey colour in the tube but I expect it comes out differently on the lips).

The gloss stick I have from this range is Plum Jam so that's the one I will be speaking more about today.



 Lets start with the packaging.  These gloss sticks come in black tubes which you can wind up to get more product. This makes them quick and easy to use. They are a little wider than other lip balms/glosses on the market but they aren't too chunky so they should slip into your makeup bag pretty easily. The packaging actually makes me think of mascara more than lip gloss stick.

The product is already formulated into a point for more precise application so it's easy to apply your lips with the balm without going outside the lines of the lips. The product itself is a really nice consistency. It isn't thick or sticky at all and it feels really nice on the lips. It is also really glossy so your lips have a lovely shine to them. This makes this product more of a lip balm/gloss combo.


 
As for the colour... The colour of plum jam is gorgeous. On first application the balm goes on pretty sheer but you can definitely see some colour. You can them build in this this adding more of the product to create a more intense colour which makes this lip gloss stick pretty versatile. 


 
This gloss stick isn't particularly long wearing but its easy application means it isn't a chore to re-apply, you can even do it without a mirror if your brave enough because of the initial sheer consistency.

 

I've worn this product almost everyday since I bought it and I really love it! I would definitely buy it again, although I'm not too sure if I would purchase any other colours in the range, I don't think they would suit me very well.

This product is available at Boots for £6.
 
Has anyone else tried these gorgeous Soap and Glory lip gloss sticks?

Rating: 5/5

Kimberley x

Note* I took the above pictures in different lights with a different amount of product on so you can see different looks you can achieve.

Friday, 28 December 2012

The Liebster Award


Firstly, I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to Christine at The Little Red Bow who nominated me for the Liebster Award.  It means a lot that you put me forward! Christine's blog is full of lots of beauty related reviews and is one of my favourite blog's to read.  A link to 'The Little Red Bow' is also featured in the 'Blogs I like to Read' section on my site (the link section on the right).


The rules of the Liebster award are:

 This award is for bloggers with less than 300 followers
 The nominees must link back to the blogger who award them
 If you are nominated write "11 Random Facts" about yourself and answer the 11 questions the aware wrote for you
 Make up 11 questions to be answered and nominate 11 other bloggers


11 Random Facts About Me:

1. I have a gorgeous Jack Russell dog called Ruby who is a rescue from Battersea Dogs Home.



2. I drive a red Mini

3. I love to go to the theatre and watch West End shows

4. I have a first class honours degree in Business Administration with Computing

5. I've been with my boyfriend for 8 years

6).I've known some of my closest friends since I was 4 years old

7).I love to read fiction books when I have time

8. I love watching Eastenders and Coronation Street

9. I have a professional cooking qualification and love to cook/bake in my spare time

10. When I was younger I played the piano, flute, treble recorder and sang in the choir

11. I have size 4 feet


My 11 Questions from Christine:

1. If you could only own 5 beauty products what would they be? Moisturiser, Foundation, Mascara, Shampoo and John Freida Frizz Ease Serum.

2. Do you have any pets? Yes, I have a Jack Russell called Ruby, two Russian Dwarf hamsters called Millie and Smudge (Sadly Tilly died a week ago :() and I also have some fish (both in a pond and a tank inside).  The names of the ones inside are, Bill, Ben, Gilbert, Sidney and Bearney.

3. What was the first beauty brand you ever bought anything from? I'm pretty sure this would have either been a Rimmel Nail Varnish or this baby pink tinted clear lip gloss I used all the time from the Body Shop... hmm I wonder if they still do that?!

4. What is your favourite perfume? Ooo this is tough as I love so many.  I'm going to go for the new one I got for Christmas - NR by Nina Ricki.

5. Do you have another blog/website and if so what is the link? No, not anymore.

6. What is your favourite food to make? I love baking cupcakes because there's much variety with flavours and decorations.  I find it really relaxing to bake.

7. Do your close friends and relatives know about your blog? A few do but not all of them.  There's no particular reason why I haven't told people, the opportunity just hasn't arisen to tell them.  Helloooooo Gemma if you're reading this!! *hugs*

8. What are your favourite bands or singers? I like loads of different music and artists so I don't have a favourite I like to listen to who is in the charts now.  I tend to like the odd songs people do rather than everything.  Some music I like is....Adele,  Example, The Script, Coldplay and Rihanna.

9. If you could travel anywhere in the world for a vacation where would you go? I'd go to Barbados.  I went a good few years ago with my parents and it was amazing!

10. What is one store or item you wish you had where you lived but don't?

11. How do you discover new blogs to follow? I always look at comments people leave on my blog and will always check out people's blog if they leave a link.  I really I enjoy taking the time to see what amazing blogs you guys have!

I Nominate:

1. Vicky at Northern Blush
2. Rachael at Beauty in 1 Place
3. Karina at The Beauty and Lifestyle Hunter
4. Natasha at My Project Pan
5. Abbey at Abbey Loves Allure
6. Victoria at Victoria Coeurdor
7. Annabelle at The Curley Girl
8. Rosie at Teacups and Dresses
9. Katherine at The Beauty Visual
10. Katie at Katie Alyse
11. Shabana at Al-Shama

My Questions:

1. What is your dream job?

2.  If you could take only three beauty items on holiday with you, what would they be?
 
3. Do you have any pets?
 
4. What are your hobbies?
 
5.  What is your all time favourite beauty product? (Tough one I know!)
 
6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
 
7. What is your favourite shop?
 
8. Why did you first start your blog?
 
9. If one of your dreams could come true, what would it be?
 
10. What is your favourite colour?
 
11. What are your best and worst foods?
 
Thanks again to Christine (The Little Red Bow) for nominating me!
 
 
 
 
p.s apologies for the spacing issues. I don't know why it won't let me line anything up properly! Even this note is coming out centred! Boo! 
 
 
 

Thursday, 27 December 2012

:: Minty Fresh Lips ::

:: Minty Fresh Lips ::


Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas.  Over the next few weeks I will do some posts on the gifts I got but today i'm going to to a review on a product I bought recently.

As I mentioned in an earlier post I have been suffering with dry lips lately. That's why, when I was in Lush a couple of weeks ago the product which caught my eye was their lip scrubs.

 
 


Four different flavours are available; Mint Chocolate Chip, Bubblegum, Sweet (which is chocolate) and Popcorn.  I love the colour of the Bubblegum one as it is bright pink but the Mint one smells so fresh that's the one I decided to go for in the end.

The size of the pot is perfect for me, I can easily pop it in my makeup bag or handbag and find it easily so you can take with you want to. Personally, I haven't felt the need to use this product more than once a day which I do in the morning before I apply my lipstick/gloss. 

The Mint Julips lip scrub smells gorgeous.  As soon as you take the lid off it smells just like After Eights.  It really does tempt you to eat it!!  The colour is also pretty inviting, its a very pale golden colour which sparkles a little when the sugar crystals catch the light.

A downside is that this product is very dry so it's pretty hard to get out of the pot without it going everywhere so you have to be careful when using it but it really is worth it.   The pot is full to the brim with the lip exfoliator and as you only need to use a tiny bit at a time you you definitely get your money's worth. 

You use this product by gently rubbing a little over your lips. Afterwards you can either wipe it off (I use a wipe) or eat it.  I prefer not to eat it as the purpose of the product is to remove dead skin etc and the thought of then knowingly eating it grosses me out!

Immediately after using this product you'll notice a difference in your lips - Mine are sooo silky smooth! It's great because it really primes your lips for your lipstick application.

I really love that Lush products are all handmade and animal friendly.  It makes them feel luxurious when you use them.  This particular product is definitely one which will be a permanent item in my makeup bag!

If you want to pick up one of these amazing lip scrubs you can get them at Lush for £5.25.

Has anyone else tried these Lush Lip scrubs?

Rating:4.5/5

Kimberley x


Sunday, 23 December 2012

:: Merry Christmas!!! ::

:: Merry Christmas!! ::


Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and I hope you have a great few days celebrating. I'll be back blogging about all things beauty after Boxing Day.

Sticking with the festive theme, below are some pictures of my Christmas decorations.

Our Christmas tree and cute little reindeer (his legs can stretch so he goes really tall!):



Some yummy mince pies and sweets (not made by me unfortunately, that's a job for tomorrow!):


These cute little Santas were hand knitted by my boyfriend's nan.  Adorable aren't they?!  The snowman was a new purchase.. I just couldn't resist!





Next up is a cute wicker reindeer and a hugeee santa sack:



And finally an assortment of Christmas candles and small bells:




I hope Santa brings you lots of lovely pressies!




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