Sunday, 9 September 2012

August Jolie Box

I recently subed to Jolie Box recently after cancelling my Glossybox.  The Jolie Box this month was a different  from the usual black box.  This month's box has been designed by Timai Hua, mine was a lovely range of pastel colours.

The box was about summer essentials, bits that I got as follows -
  • Dr Bronner Magic Liquid Soap Packs - Not usually a sucker for soaps, but am keen to try these, apparently 18 uses....will be interesting
  • Phil Smith Dry Clean Revitalising Dry Shampoo - Normally only use Batitise, but will dry this, a must on my dressing table
  • So Susan Lip Cushion - A sheer gloss to tint and moisturise chapped lips - love the packaging, so pretty
  • So Susan Wide Awake Palette - Like the look of this.  Its a palette of skin-enhancing colour tools to give a summer flow
  • Joliebox Leather Hair Styling Lace - a leather lace to create endless updo's
I love the box, but not the contents,  I like the dry shampoo and the palette but thats about it.  Not sure why the leather lace is in the box, not really a beauty product in my eyes.  

Will keep Joliebox for one more box, and I will see how it goes, if it continues like this box then will be cancelling as well.


Our Trip to the Paralympics Part 2

So my husband got us some tickets for swimming and thats why I ended up going back to the Olympic Park, twice in one week!

So the aquatic centre was where we headed off to last week, we had the morning session so it was all about the heats.  The atmosphere was amazing, so many GB flags and everytime a member of GB went into the pool, the cheers went!  Wanting to be part of the experience, I also had my flag!

Although it was only the heats, we still managed to see new Paralympic Records and even World Records.  The swimmers were such an inspiration.  

Overall a good day, proud to be British!! 


Another Boots Haul!!

Oh dear, I have just been back from Boots with more goodies!!! So addictive! Anyway onto what I bought.....

I am loving the Revlon mirror, being short sighted I really needed a mirror that magnified and this has 3x and also you touch the base for 3 different light settings.  This was on clearance at £26.80 and I used my Boots thank you Boots!

Bourjois were doing 2 polishes at £8, normally £5.99 each.  

I finally caved in and decided to go and buy the lip butter, Berry Smoothie.  Not really a lover of lipsticks but loving how this goes on and is very soft and smooth, the colour wise is not too strong so definitely me.  It was quite hard to choose the colour as the testers at Boots were all over the place, and was in a bad state, bad enough it was over the counter! Anyway am glad I went with my instinct on this one.

Final thing that I got were some Karen Millen Sunglasses, the sun might be gone today but I'm sure we will get a few more days of sun before we head into winter.  These were originally £50 but were half price....oh I love a bargain!


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Today's Successful Haul

Today wasn't meant to be a shopping haul, but it ended up being just that!!!  I guess I was born to shop!

I got this whole set of pin badges...each day of the Olympic Games, one badge was released and I love the fact that it can be made into the shape of the Coca Cola Bottle!!

Thanks to Nivea, they gave me a bag of samples at Westfield.  

This sparkly jumper is from M&S, £35.  Loving the colour, but felt weird this as it was 22 degrees outside at the time!!

Thanks to O2 Priority Moments and my hubby, I got 2 sets of haircare for free at Body Shop, costs £10 each!

Got these lovely EDTs and body washes from Victoria Secrets, each one costs between £9 and £11, I got all 5 for £25!

So didn't actually spent much but felt quite a successful day


Our Trip to the Paralympics Part 1

I never got tickets to the Olympics but a few weeks ago finally managed to get some for the Paralympics.  Never did I think that I would go and get involved but it was definitely worth while.  I went there twice, first with my family minus Sin and we go an Olympic Park Ground Pass, at £5 it was really worth doing.  Although it didn't allow us to get into the venues, we got to go around in the grounds in the park and viewing some of the sites.

The Orbit...weird looking structure

One of the two Mcdonalds

Coca Cola Beat played music

Me, Amy and Mandeville

Aren't they cute?

A picture of us to end the day.....

Lots of fun.....part 2 to come....


Thursday, 30 August 2012

Battle of the Primers

I have been meaning to do this post for some time....its finally here.  Like BB Creams, Primers are beginning to swamp the Beauty Market, not that I'm claiming!!  I first came across Primers when I came across BB cream about 5 years ago.

Missha BB Boomer
This was the my first Primer and one that I have used for the last 5 years.  I found it very difficult to give it up and try something else.  I like this Primer as it has a pearlescent finish, very easy to apply and it definitely makes my BB Cream last longer.  It also boasts it has brightening and wrinkle repairing effects...not that I have noticed!  You can see from the swatch below, its white with a little shimmer, easy to rub in.

(This is available in my 100 followers giveaway)

Benefit Porefessional
I got my first test of this from Glamour a few weeks ago and I fell in love with it straight away.  It has a matt finish and after application, you don't feel like its there, while with the Missha Boomer you can definitely feel it.  I haven't noticed my pores smalleer after using it, but I do definitely like this and have already bought my replacement one

This is very light and watery but I love the grape scent to it.  I've only used this twice but definitely keen to try it again

Benefit That Girl
I got this with Glamour like the Porefessional (yes I bought another copy of the magazine just for the freebie!)  This is pink and has a scent to it, not too bad but not my kind of smell.  I found this very watery from the tube and after application definitely didn't feel it did a thing and even after applying my bb cream it definitely felt very heavy.  Not one that I will try again

MUA Primer
This was the cheapest primer I have used, think it was either £1 or £2, found this very watery and I didn't think it settled into my skin well compared to the other primers.  Will give this another go but will probably not buy this again

So the Primer that won....well there wasn't one winner, but two, Missha BB Boomer and Benefit Porefessional!


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Another Craft Project

I did another project after coming across from Pinterest.  Hopefully I can update it with more dates in the future