Wednesday, 29 September 2010

A designer shopping secret!

I wanted to let you all in on a little designer shopping secret…

I’ve been subscribed to this website for some time now and seen many of brilliant designer bargains that you really shouldn’t miss out on!

(Sorry for the rubbish print screen/copy and paste/ cropped and edited pic – the weird purple strip is covering up my log in details)

I’ve only ever made one large purchase from the website when they were having a huge end of season sale – but I ended up saving a small fortune!

I purchased three WonderBra Bras originally £30 reduced to £8, two OPI nail varnish sets both at £10 each (I’m not sure how much they were originally) and Stila makeup including an eye shadow quad in Marrakesh, a brush and a bronzer (Again I’m unsure about prices, I’m writing this at uni and haven’t got any paperwork to refer back to)
and some gorgeous jewellery from FCUK all under £10 each.

I only wish I had pictures of everything to show you but I received my order about 5 months ago and I didn’t think to take any – Sorry!

They sell loads of different designer goodies ranging from home wear to clothes, bags and shoes to make-up. However been warned the sale for each designer brand only tends to run for a few days so you have to be quick, but they do tell you when different sales are coming up. The only catch is; is that you have to sign up first, but there is no fee or anything like involved – they just send you an e-mail everyday informing you of different sales, which I find really helps because you don’t have to keep visiting the website to see what sales are on) although there is any option to unsubscribe to the e-mails.

The only downside though is that they delivery between 5-30 working days, I believe this is because they advertise the sell straight away without having items fully in stock. But I received my big box of goodies after 28 days without any problems.

I was a bit wary that the products by be fakes or I may only receive old tatty stock, but I was pleasantly surprised to find everything was in perfect conditions with correct brand labels.

Now the student loan had come in I’m tempted to make another order!

Go and check it out at

Has anyone else brought anything from the website before?

Hope your having a good week xxx

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

No.7 High Shine Lip gloss

With the famous £5 off No.7 cosmetics I decided to purchase a lip gloss – you can’t waste money off make-up!

I’m not the biggest fan of the No.7 brand because I feel it’s a little over-priced for a Boots’s own brand. But I always use my £5 off voucher to give No.7 a go and this time I chose a red lip gloss. And I must say I was pleasantly surprised!

No.7 High Shine Lip gloss – in Lust

The lip gloss is highly pigmented and the consistency is thicker than the average lip gloss, it’s more of a liquid lipstick which means it stays on longer than a lip gloss. And as a bonus it also has SPF 15. I’m even tempted to try the other colours. Lust is the perfect colour for evenings out if you don’t want to brave a bright red lipstick!

Has anyone else tried the No.7 High Shine Lip glosses?

Hope your having a good day :)

Monday, 20 September 2010

Jack Wills does Nail Varnish....

Jack Wills Nail Varnish in Burgundy
Sorry for the rubbish photo and varnish application - I was rushing before I had to go out

I often wonder around the Jack Wills store in Winchester longing to able to afford everything. On my recent browse I noticed the brand have started selling more accessories (purses, laptop bag, make-up bag, wash bag, ect) with a huge stamp of Jack Wills across every one. But when walking pass the till I notice Jack Wills’s Nail Varnish! And as a sucker for new beauty products I just had to buy one to try them!

At £6 each I wonder if it’s just a ploy to own something from the luxury brand, same as selling the other accessories!

The packaging reminds me of the Models Own nail varnishes and I have to say I still prefer Models Own’s polishes at £1 cheaper, better colour range and more readily available. The consistency of the Jack Wills’s nail varnish is a little too thick and I found I had to keep shaking the bottle in order in receive an even application. But on a positive note – I really like this colour!

I’m not sure I will be purchasing the rest of the varnishes as I can find dupes of the other colours with a better consistency. But if you love Jack Wills (as I shamefully do) it’s worth checking them out!

Anyone else tried them? What did you think?

Hope your having a good week

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Haul Time!

I’ve been buying loads of beauty products recently, so I thought I would share with a collective blog haul! Plus I’ve been slacking on the blog front, so I thought I would give you a big blog post to make up for it! So here it is...ready?

Charles Worthington’s Front Row Range - Rough &Tousled Salt Spray & Forever Lasting Hairspray – I picked these in Boots a couple of days ago after looking around for a salt spray and found the new Charles Worthington’s Front Row range (I think it may be a Limited Edition range, but not sure?). Boots were doing an offer of buy two for £8 so I decided to try these. I haven’t really properly tried them out yet, can I will review them very soon.

Dry Shampoos – Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical & TRESemme Instant Refresh Waterless Foam Shampoo – Sticking with the hair products I also brought these from Superdrug. I picked up trusted Batiste Dry Shampoo because it was on offer for 99p (always handy to keep a bottle nearby). And I thought I would try the new TRESemme Waterless Foam Shampoo, intrigued by the fact its foam based – cant wait to try it out. I haven’t tried it just yet just because I get scared of using a dry shampoo quickly in the morning just in case it’s a disaster and I’m late for Uni because I then have to re-wash my hair! Again I’ll let ya know!

Boots Beauty Accessories – As you can see by the sale ticket these were on sale so I thought I would pick them, great impulse purchase (I can’t resist a sale!) They had loads of different Boot own accessories (make-up brushes, nail stuff, ect) on go have a look – I think Boots must be repackaging them soon or something.

Soap & Glory Body Moisturizing Mist – On a night out getting ready my friend used this on her legs and they gave them an amazing shine effect (I’m not sure how to explain it). So when I was in Boots I picked some up for myself! And I love it! Perfect for post showers – light moisturizer, smells great and gives a lovely healthy look to the skin.

LUSH – Happy Blooming Cherry Bath Melt - I’m going to have to blame Vivianna Does Makeup’s Blog for my new addiction it Lush and again I saw this and feel in love with the smell. I have slightly sensitive skin so I have stayed clear from any of the bath melt but I really want to try this – again I haven’t tried it yet but I’ll keep ya posted!

LUSH – Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion – Another impulse buy at the till when I was buying my bath melt but it’s for charity, only £1 for a small pot perfect for your handbag. Lovely moisturizer but not keen on the smell (the boyfriend hates the smell)!

Boot -No. 7 High Shine Lipgloss in Lust – I’ve been collecting the £5 off No.7 vouchers from Boots and I wanted a new lipstick, so I thought I would have a little look at the No.7 counter. I didn’t like the look or texture of any of the lipsticks so I brought this lipgloss. I really like it as it’s slightly thicker texture to normal lipgloss and feel more like a liquid lipstick so I’m hoping it will last longer on my lips. I haven’t taken a photo of my wearing the lipgloss as I’m going to wear it Friday Night to a hen party and I’m planning to do an outfit and make-up of the night post for keep your eyes peeled.

Now I've promised lots of review blog posts I have no accuse not to post regularly. Hope you like it and let me know if you've tried any of these products and what you think of them!

Hope your having a good week