Thursday, 21 March 2013

Balmi lip balm

Balmi is completely new to me in the lip balm world. Not sure how I've not spotted them before as they're right up my street. However found a selection in my local Boots and after seeing a review by Fee from Makeup Savvy I had to get one. I had a choice of mint, strawberry and raspberry. Love anything berry flavoured!

The packaging is so cute and looks very much like EOS balms. I haven't tried an EOS one so can't really provide a comparison. But I love the packaging and shape of the lip balm. Quick and easy to apply without having to use your finger. The scent is deliciously like raspberry ripple ice creams - disappointingly it doesn't taste like it lol.  As an added bonus it has SPF 15 in it.

Oh and I've attached it to me keys, as there is a little attachment on the bottom. do always on me. Love it and now need the mint!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Bedroom Storage and Accessories

So today I thought I'd share with you a few images of my Bedroom setup/storage etc.  We moved into our new house in August last year and we've been working slowly on getting every room exactly how we want it.    The bedroom is nearly done now - the Hubby has just got to put up a canopy and some lights above the bed.

So here we go,

First off my bedroom furniture is by Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and is lovely and bright pink on the inside.  It's actually marketed as children's furniture but its all normal sizes and is far too pretty  not to be in my room!

The wash bowl and jug belonged to my Nana and a grabbed it when she was having a clear out.  The lovely little box is from Gifts and Pieces

The gorgeous little bunnies and the bird catchall are both Urban Outfitters. Seriously I think the bunnies are the cutest thing ever.

I keep my dressing table quite simple and I actually don't tend to use it to do my makeup - I wear glasses and if I'm not wearing contacts I so can't see clearly enough in it.

The jars are all from car boots.  I love a bargain.

The shape of the room doesn't allow us to place our bedside tables next to the bed - the bed sites in a cove, so we strategically placed them in the room.  On mine is actually my wedding bouquet and a bargain car boot bowl with my cleansers, toners, serums and moisturisers.  Finally the photo is of my Dad who passed away 6 years ago.

My Hubbie's bedside table has my favourite picture from my wedding which is sitting on top of my wedding box (filed with bits and pieces form the day). Along with a heart catchall from Urban Outfitters.

Either side of the bed in the little cove, we have a couple of little shelves.

The shelves include a mix bunch from car boots, Urban Outfitters and Gift and Pieces. I admit I have an Urban Outfitters problem.  The Me to You teddy I've had for years - I actually had each of the letters for my name, but as I got older they looked a little much and I just kept the L.  Oh and my pride and joy is my little R2D2 is a car boot find my Dad got me about 10 years ago.  Weirdly not a massive fan of Star  Wars so a little strange that he got it me but so can't part with it.  It also still beeps when you press a little sections on his front.

Last up is a sign I made for our top table for our wedding. Didn't want to just throw it out after the wedding and I think it looks great on our window sill.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Posh Brats

Today's post is on Posh Brats who offer All-Natural, Organic, Eco-Palm or Palm Free, Cruelty-Free,SLS-free, Animal Friendly, PETA approved, Handmade Bath and Body Products.

Posh Brats approached us to have a look at their website and to try out some of their range. After a quick look at their site we knew we would love their range. The site design is a dirt if shabby chic retro scrapbook design that is super cute! Posh Brats was created by Brittany De Staedtler who states on their site 'I have always been plagued with really "difficult" sensitive skin. My early years were spent in the realm of professional hair and make-up artistry; in this field I traveled the world and honed my formulas. As a Master Cosmetic Chemist, I have the know-how to make nearly any beauty product but I CHOOSE to do it naturally.
If an ingredient is not from a 'natural' source then it has no place in our products!'

Both myself and L suffer with sensitive skin so were excited to try out the range.

I received Hobbity Milled Soap and I only Date Millionaires Body Creme, L received two other items and she will talk about those in a future post!

Everything arrived packed lovely with cute paper and the packaging looked great in the products. I love companies who make the extra little touches as it makes it such a treat to receive your purchases.

But onto the product...

First up Hobbity Milled Soap, the label is cute and though I don't think the colour of the soap is completely appealing but the smell is!

When I used the soap you do end up with a bit if a mess but is left my hands feeling lovely, and for a handmade soap it lathered up really well.

Here's what they say,

'A blend of freshly turned earth, crunchy fall leaves, toasted spices, honeyed mead and leather.
So all handmade soaps have advantages over commercial soaps. But milk soaps offer even more. All milk contains natural emollients, vitamins and triglycerides that moisturize the skin. People who prefer milk soap claim that it is far less drying and harsh than ordinary soap. For those who have sensitive skin or eczema, milk soap is a godsend.'

It is really lovely and retails for £2.00 which is a good price as it will last a while.

Next up is I only Date Millionaires Body Creme,

Here what they say,

'A very tongue-in-cheek but gorgeous blend of ripe strawberries, raspberries, cherries and watermelon with a touch of pink sugar and bubblegum swirled with hunks of almond cream cupcakes.
This amazingly luxurious creme can be used anywhere on the body. It is 100% natural and formulated to sink into your skin and leave it in fantastic condition. This is completely non-comedogenic and sourced from organic products.'

I love love love this, it's so creamy and the smell is divine! And I love the fun labelling but the little jar is great. It retails at £7.50 which is not that cheap for 200g but considering this is handmade and the philosophy behind the company it's ok.

I have been onto the site o see hat else they offer as I am really keen to give more of this brand a go. I love that they do hair care and bath goodies as these are two areas I struggle with (I tend to use baby bubble bath which does not have fun and exciting smells). But I've noticed they do samples sizes to try which is great so I am going to order a few bits and will let you know how I get on.

Have you tried Posh Brats? Do you have any other handmade beauty companies to recommend?


Monday, 18 March 2013

Hen Do's

Well for a change we have had a crazy week with lots going on. My sister in-law is getting married on Saturday 23rd so we have had 2 x Hen do and Hubby had the stag do to attend.


The first Hen do was a Moulin Rouge themed night and then this weekend we had a curry and drinks night. Both were great fun! Though the outfits for the Moulin Rouge night looked great!


Then we had Mother's Day, now with me not being near the rest of my family we do a day with my In-laws. This year was Afternoon tea themed, my Hubby made an Malty loaf and a Maderia cake which the little one and I decorated.


We also took inspiration from Pinterest (I'm obsessed!) and made my daughter an art corner with supplies from Ikea, here is the pin.


How has your week been?





Sunday, 17 March 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day to all our Irish followers!





Beauty Blog Link Love

Here is this weeks Beauty Blog Link Love.


K from Beautifully Addicted To gets dirty (well, clean) with Dirty Works Brightening Face Mask.

It could happen to you! Gouldylox has the tips to make sure your hair color doesn't become a disaster.

Do you love nail art? Well, be sure to visit Krasey Beauty for details on Sally Hansen's latest contest!

See why Kim Porter is loving the new IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush lip butters.

Hate cleaning your makeup brushes? Juli from Bun Bun Makeup Tips tells you why cleaning your makeup brushes will no longer be a chore with the Make Up Store Brush Cleaning Soap !

Color contact lenses: do they make Addicted to Beauty look cool, or just Twilight crazy?

Find out if the new China Glaze Hologlam collection holographic polishes live up to Anita's expectations. She has them all swatched over at Pleasureflush!

Anti-Aging foundation? Yes, please! Pammy Blogs Beauty tries out Paula's Choice new Resist Anti-Aging Foundation and Serum.



Can a tiny little pill really improve your skin? Prime Beauty has been taking care of skin from the outside in for the last 12 weeks: she what she has to say and enter to win a 90-day supply of Imedeen Time Perfection supplements (a $206 value)! Take care of your skin from the outside in!



K & L

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Beautifully Addicted To on Bloglovin

You can follow Beautifully Addicted To on bloglovin via the link blow or the lilac plus symbol on the side.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Models Own Soda Pop

Models Own Soda Pop is a gorgeous, almost peachy rose pink shade that's perfect for spring (although it doesn't feel like we're heading towards spring at the moment with this horrible cold weather). It has a very retro 50's vibe to the shade which is reflected in the name. The colour is exactly the right shade of pink for me.

I applied 3 coats as the application didn't look the greatest after 2 - it was still slightly streaky and not quite opaque.  Once on the finish was smooth and glossy which ticks all the right boxes for me in a polish.  It also managed to stay chip free for 5 days on my nails - I actually took this picture after it had been on for 4 days.  This is a definite plus when you work full time and don't have lots of spare time to play around with your nails in the evenings.

Priced at £5.00 - I actually ordered mine from Next.

Monday, 11 March 2013


How cute are these??

These have been up on my instragram a few times in the last few weeks as I'm seriously living in them. I love a cute comfy slipper and these little beauts are so cute.

£6 from the George at Asda. Such a bargain for some gorgeous little footwear.

I've actually got a few other George purchases to share over the next week or so.


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day

This morning we wanted to wish a big Happy Mother's Day to our Mum and all the others out there.

Our mum, like everyone else's is a big part of our lives and we can honestly say she's not just a mum but our friend.  All of us love spending time with her - it's never a chore!

She's also a bit of a legend.  

First off she's not your typical mum.  She's a little nuts for Jay-Z and Kanye West - still blasting Watch the Throne in the car.  She comes along to concerts with us - best was when we took her to Project Revolution in the Milton Keynes Bowl.  Never heard someone screamed so much for Pharell Williams for NERD, Jay-Z or Linkin Park.

She's generally a Legend.

Now she's not usually referred to as mum - actually it's a little strange doing it here.

She's known affectionately as Ned (my Dad's nickname that we've just carried on).  This can also be El Ned, Nedorino, and Nedster.  And our younger sister Hana refers to her as H-Dog and she calls her H-Pup.  Seriously our family is a little different.

Now as her favourite show is Cougar Town - she wants to drink wine all day like they do!, we brought her a wine glass that holds a bottle wine engraved with Big Ned in the style of cougar town.

 So here she is the legend that is Ned.

 Love you loads!

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