Monday, 30 June 2014

July Giveaway: Benefit Bronze of Champtions

This month one lucky person will win The Bronze of Champions, a fab kit containing two gorgeous eyeshadows, bronzer and a brush, a highlighter, mascara and a lipgloss which can be used to create a bronzed-goddess look perfect for summer!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

NOTD: Neon Geometric

I love the clean, crisp lines striping tape can achieve, I just dislike how long it takes! But today I had lots of time to just relax and play around, and here is the result:

Freebie Alert! Eyeko Skinniy Liquid Eyeliner

This month, if you purchase Glamour magazine (£2) you will receive an Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (worth £12)in either black or navy. I think you'll agree, that's a pretty great deal! 

Monday, 23 June 2014

Tag: Secrets of Blogging

This tag was created by Hannah | Hannah Notes and I saw it posted by the lovely Be | Love From Be. ♥

I love tags because they are a great way of making links in the blogging community and also encourage people to talk about their personal lives :). This is one which will relate to many of you as it focuses on something we probably have in common: blogging!

PostPals - Brighten the Lives of Children

This is a different type of post to my usual beauty/nail art focused posts, but this is such a worthwhile cause that now I know about them, I want to tell as many people as possible.

PostPals is a wonderful charity that aim to brighten the day and put a smile on the face of seriously ill children, through the use of little gestures that show the children and their families that they are not alone. You can get involved by writing a cheerful letter or email or posting a small gift to one of the children on the website. If you want to help but are nervous about writing, there is a helpful section on their website which gives you advice on writing letters. Alternatively you could make a cash donation, or remember to use their affiliate link next time you want to buy something from Amazon, as using this link means a small percentage of the profits will be donated to PostPals.

If you read the testimonials, you can see that something so small that may only take you a few minutes to do can have a big impact on a child who is ill in hospital and feeling isolated. If you want to get involved, check out their FAQ page to get started and make a positive difference today. :)

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Haul: Burt's Bees - Summer Haze Grab Bag

This may be a little late since Burt's Bees actually released their amazing grab bags a few weeks ago and the Summer Haze bags sold out within days, but I thought I'd just mention they still have a few of the Summer Kiss grab bags available.

While this was all sold together in one incredible goodie bag, I'm going to count it as a haul just because it contains sooo many different products.

First of all, the number of products you receive for your money is pretty impressive; for £25 I received 10 items with a combined value of  over £55.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

NOTD: Roses & Polkadots

This is my first attempt at painting roses, so they're not prefect but I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. :)

Monday, 16 June 2014

Review: June Birchbox - Global Strikers Edition

The whole world has gone football mad, and to celebrate the World Cup Birchbox has released a box with the theme "Global Strikers" which contains the best beauty products from around the world.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

NOTD: Bright Flowers!

Now summer has arrived, it's time to break out the bright, cheerful summer colours! One of my favourite summery shades to wear on my nails is coral, and after receiving the beautiful Soigne - Persimmon in last month's Birchbox (review here) I had to try it out.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Review: You Beauty Discovery Box June

Beauty boxes are brilliant! They have introduced me to so many lovely brands I would have never thought to buy otherwise. Since the content of most beauty boxes is usually a surprise, sometimes I receive something I really, really don't like (orange eyeliner, I'm looking at you...). BUT, that is not a problem with the lovely little You Beauty Discovery box, because each month they send you a menu of items picked by their team and ask you to choose the two you'd like to receive. They do also include a couple of little treats, but they are generally items that will appeal to most people or a tasty snack.

Here's what I chose this month:

Saturday, 7 June 2014

NOTD: Citrus Gradient

Since we've had a few days of nice, almost summery weather here in the UK, I thought I'd paint my nails with some pretty bright colours to match the lovely sunshine.

Clarins Sale Preview!

Clarins, Clarins Sale Preview

Clarins, one of the most luxurious skin care brands around will soon be holding a special sale, so click the image above to register to be notified when the sale begins and be the first to grab a wonderful beauty bargain! :)

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Review: Ciate Flower - Bada Boom

Today I am reviewing one of the manicure kits I will be giving away in my June Giveaway (click the image below to enter if you haven't already!)

This kit is pretty different to any other nail art kit I've seen; it contains real dried flowers! 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Review: You Beauty Discovery CEW Limited Edition Box

You Beauty Discovery are currently offering the CEW Limited Edition Box for £16.95, a collection of the products which were picked as finalists in the Cosmetic Executive Women Awards, worth around £90. Inside there are some gorgeous luxury brands to be found including L'Occitane, Elemis and Manuka Doctor.

New Blog Design

Today, as you can probably tell if you've visited before, I decided to update my blog design. The old background was so bright I felt it was a little distracting. Hopefully you'll find this a bit more aesthetically pleasing!

I've also changed the layout, now there is only one sidebar which means the area for the main blog post is wider, so photos look better. Please let me know what you think of my changes and whether the colours work together.

NOTD: Feathery Stripes

I always thought this nail polish was red, but I've just realised it's actually named Amazon Pink. Clearly, I'm not very good at identifying colours. Anyway, I recently bought a few nail art pens from Primark so I thought I'd try them out. They are the sort of nail pens that can be used two ways, either as a fine brush or squeezed through a tiny needle thin nib. Unfortunately, out of 6 pens I have only been able to undo the lid and use the needle part on one pen. :( I can't decide whether this means I am incredibly weak or if it is actually a cruel trick by Primark and they aren't actually openable...

Monday, 2 June 2014

Review: May Love Me Beauty Box

Love Me Beauty is a fab beauty box as you get a choice of 3 menus which means you have some control over the products you receive. May's box was a little different to usual as it consisted of both beauty products and little extras such as tea samples and notebooks.

June Giveaway! - Ciate Manicure Kits

As a thankyou for following and visiting my blog, I will be hosting small giveaways of my favourite items evey month!.

This month I'm giving away two fabulous Ciate Manicure Kits

Ciate Kits contain everything you need to create eye-catching nail art. I've tried quite a few, but my favourites are the pretty flower kit and the cute denim kit. I'll be posting reviews of both of these soon, so look out for those!

Click below to enter:

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Review: May Birchbox

After a couple of disappointing Glossyboxes, I have switched my allegiance to Birchbox! And I am happy to say I was very pleased with the May collaboration with Harper's Bazaar. First of all I have to say, this is the prettiest box I have ever seen. Inside was a great mix of products; Benefit They're Real Mascara, Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, Soigne Nail Polish, Aromatherapy Bath Oil and Beauty Protector Shampoo and Conditioner.