Monday, 31 October 2011
This week's Boots Star gift of the week is the Ted Baker Make it Big Vanity Case.
The Vanity case has been reduced from £40 to £19 so its a massive £21 saving.
The set includes:
Butterfly Wings Body Wash 250ml
Butterfly Wings Body lotion 200ml
Butterfly Wings Body spray 150ml
Butterfly Wing Body Scrub 300ml
Origami Bath Foam 250ml
Origami Body Souffle 300ml
Origami Body Spray 150ml
You can get more information on the set and see a video here.
This set will be at £19 till the Thursday 3rd November.
Today's post is on a brand that has a great concept and philosophy.
The brand is Dr Bonner, here is some information on the brand,
'Started by Emanuel Bronner, a third-generation soap maker, Dr. Bronner's soap has been hot since the 60s and is still going strong. Mr. Bronner rejected the use of industrial chemicals way ahead of his time, and now, more than forty years later, his grandsons run the business. With a mega-historic company whose founder is called "the godfather of today's green brands," Dr Bronner’s is championed by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore and Sandra Bullock.
Dr. Bronner’s soaps are magic multi-taskers, with 18 uses from 1 bottle of liquid soap. Best used with a cloth, towel, loofah or sponge you can use it to clean your body, your mouth & teeth, your fruit & vegetables, your bathroom and kitchen, your clothes and even your pets!
Dr. Bronner’s is available nationwide at ASOS, American Apparel, Liberty, select Waitrose stores and leading health shops.'We were sent a couple of items to try from the range, we have the 18 in 1 Almond liquid soap, 18 in 1 Lavender liquid soap and the Tea Tree Bar Soap.
L - I've got to add in here that I have a real issue with Lavender. It's on my list of most hated smells! So it was very difficult to give it a good go, but my mum and younger sister have loved it in the bath. As usual it's very relaxing.
I agree with K that I wouldn't use it for anything else other than the bath.
L - well the Hubbie thought he try it out washing his hair, as a shower gel and even tried it on his teeth! Hair and shower works well, but no to the teeth.
RRP for 18 in 1 Hemp Pure castile Soap 8fl oz £4.99, travel size £1.69 and solid bar £3.50.
Sunday, 30 October 2011
I ended up with a two lovely items.
I got the black ring which should have been £12.00 but with 25% off was £9.60.
I was then drawn to a bag,
Saturday, 29 October 2011
Guess what I sported in Superdrug in Oxford today on my little shopping trip...
Yes the new limited edition Vaseline. Now in the post I did on this last on Wednesday, you can see it here, I said it was due for release nationwide as of the 2nd November. Yet I supported it in Superdrug today...weird.
Anyone I you've probably guessed I had to get one.
I'm not a huge fan of Bronzer's - it's so easy with pale skin to end up being heavy handed. It can all end badly! That being said however I LOVE Bare Minerals Warmth Bronzer.
I had my initial reservations given how dark it looks, but after being shown how to correctly apply it for my skin tone at the Bare Minerals counter it's so wearable for any skin tone. It just adds a subtle sun kissed glow! Also it's matte which I love - I'm not convinced by shimmery bronzer.
The only down side is the packaging for me. It's in the usual mineral tub so it gets everywhere. I know Bare Minerals changed their packaging to include a shifter so you can just get a little out, but I'm not sure if that was just for their foundations or their whole range.
I need very little on the brush and then I sweep it on both sides of my face, basic in a 3 shape. I then run it quickly down my nose.
I actually purchased it as a part of a starter set but you can pick it up for around £19.00 on it's own.
Friday, 28 October 2011
I settled on Silver in the end, but there is a choice of around 10 shades and cost £3.95. The other colours are Blue Sapphire, Amethyst Purple, Rose Quartz, Jade Green, Ruby Red, Turquoise, Gold, Grey Moonstone and Topaz Lavender.
I have seen a couple of different ways to apply this glitter. I loved how Giddy Princess had used the gold version and Holly, but I also loved the all over effect seen on London Beauty Review.
I decided to try a sprinkling over the tips and I like the effect that I came out (nail polish is Miss Sporty Dark Grey). I painted a clear coat of polish over the nail and I dipped the tip into the pot, then sparkled some glitter over the rest of the nail.
Thursday, 27 October 2011
I don't think I have properly mentioned a perfume on here, L has before but I never have.
'D&G 3 L'Imperatrice begins with rhubarb, red currant and juicy kiwi accord, over a pretty heart of pink cyclamen, fresh watermelon accord and jasmine petal. Dolce & Gabbana D&G 3 L'Imperatrice has a subtle and lasting base of musk notes, sandalwood and grapefruit wood.'
The smell is super fruity and exotic but its not heavy at all, very light fragrance. I love it sooooo much.
This was the perfume collection that had the ad featuring Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova, they were all naked in the ad. Each of the models are linked to a particular fragrance, with Naomi Campbell being linked to 3. Out of the 3 female fragrances this was the only one I liked, I really wasn't a fan of any of the others. I haven't tried the male ones yet but I have been told that only one of them is nice.
I managed to get this from a company that popped into our office so I got it for £18 instead of £38 - BARGAIN.
Have you tried any of these?
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Thelimited edition Creme Brulee is availlable in Selfridges Oxford Street and Manchester Echnage square on the 27th October - 2nd November, and will be nationawide from the 3rd November. The RRP is £2.99.
Will you be tempted?
Models Own nail polishes retail at £5 and online or in Boots they occasionally run 3 for 2 offers or buy 3 and save £3. I just picked mine up in Boots, but after getting it I saw it in a set of 3 glitter polishes in River Island for £10, see here.
Its just as lovely as I expected, its like a disco in a bottle. Below is a swatch with two coats which on my actual nail I quite like.
Are you a Juicy Jules fan? Do you have a favourite combo? Will you be rocking glitter this festive season?
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Here is the post on the NYX lipgloss set that I purchased the other day in TK Maxx, as you can see it retailed at £9.99 for 10 glosses.
I have never tried anything from NYX so when I saw this I had to give them a go. I did think a couple of shades would not be my cup of tea.