Sunday, 26 February 2012

February 2012 GLOSSYBOX

I didn't want to be too quick to blog about the newest GLOSSYBOX But now I've had chance to test my products out, I'm pretty sure I've got the best of the bunch.

GLOSSYBOX is a subscription package that sends you a cute box of 5 luxury beauty samples to your door.  It costs £10 per month + postage and packaging.  If you like the products you can buy the full sized product at a discounted price.  I love the surprise element of this treat and it's a great way to try out new brands.

Each month has a theme.  This month it's The London Fashion Week Edition - 5 fab ways to keep you looking your fashionable best. 

In this month's box I got 

BECCA Beach Tint Watermelon (value £20.00)
I couldn't believe it when I heard there was a BECCA product in this month's GLOSSYBOX - never mind it being a full sized product! AMAZING! - that's the only word to describe this.  I love the natural colour.  It's obvious that this is a more expensive product.  It has a lovely texture and it's really easy to apply and blends into my skin beautifully.  The product has a nice scent, but it's not over-powering.  This is the top product in the box for me.    

COMO SHAMBHALA Invigorate Shower Gel (value £3.33) 
This shower gel smells delicious.  It contains a blend of essential oils: eucalyptus, geranium, lavender and peppermint.  It's really uplifting and perfect to give you a boost in the morning.  

BM BEAUTY Pure Mineral Eyeshadow in Noir (value £3.50) 
I'd never tried this brand until now, so it's a great way to try products I'd not used before.  This is natural product and it's ingredients are not tested on animals.  I'm a huge fan on mineral makeup and probably own most of the Bare Minerals range.  I love this product.  It's not a colour to put all over your eyes, but it's great when used with a damp eyeliner brush for the perfectly lined smoky eye look.  

DR BRONNER'S Lavender Hand Sanitiser (value £3.99) 
This is the  one product I wasn't sure of - probably because it's not something I would think of buying.  However, I've been nicely surprised.  It's another full sized product in the box too.  It's really easy to use - you just spray it onto your hands and rub into your skin.  I thought the lavender scent might be a bit strong on my hands but it's actually quite lightly scented.  Maybe not something I'll buy again but I'll be keeping this one in my handbag.  

AWAPUHI by Paul Mitchell Wild Ginger Treatment Oil (value £6.49) 
I've not used a Paul Mitchell product for quite a few years so I was really excited to receive this.  This hair treatment smells absolutely gorgeous! My highlighted, naturally wavy, mid-length hair needs a little bit of extra moisture on the ends and  this worked a treat.  I normally steer clear of anything that's called an oil as I expect it to be greasy, but this is lightweight and absorbed quickly into the ends of my hair.  I was left with a gorgeous shine too.  This is one product I'll be buying again. 

Overall I'm really pleased with this month's box and it's great value for money.  I can't wait to see what's in the Mystery Box.  Have you subscribed to GLOSSY BOX?  What did you think of your products? 

If you've not already subscribed to GLOSSYBOX you can get your first box half price - just £5, by entering code glossytube2012 

Cargo 6 in the bag! by Mimi Spencer

I've never tried any of the Cargo products before.  I've always wanted to have a go with the LashActivator, which is supposed to make your lashes appear longer in just 30 days.  

I picked this little set up from Boots the other day.  I couldn't resist - normally this costs £26, but I got it for just £6.50.  A massive saving of £19.50.  

The kit contains the must-have LashActivator black mascara and CheekActivator in rose.  There's also a lip pencil, a lip gloss, an eye pencil and One Base - which is supposed to be like a concealer and foundation. 

I love the CheekActivator.  It looks like a white cream at first.  You can choose the intensity of the colour by how much you rub the product.  It's a really natural rosy colour and has a beautiful glow.  

The size of the products are perfect to take away in the cute make up bag and they're all really practical, natural colours.  

Has anyone else used Cargo products?  what did you think?  

Big skincare mystery

Glamour magazine is one of my favourites and I'm always impressed with their free samples and gifts.  Normally I know what I'm trying out, but not this time.  There is a free sample of a mystery product, which they call a wash and mask cleanser.

The packaging is simple and you have the choice to either use it as a wash or as a mask.  I chose to use it as a mask.  The 3ml sample was just enough to put a generous amount on my face.  The scent is fresh and it's a pale green colour.  I left the mask on for 3 minutes and could feel my skin tightening as it dried.

I've found some masks in the past quite difficult to remove once they've set, but this on isn't too bad.  It was easy to remove and my skin felt really clean, bright and radiant.  

I can't wait to find out what the product is.  All will be revealed on 1 March at

Monday, 20 February 2012

MAC cosmetics at

I've found some great savings on MAC cosmetics.  Take a look at Cheap Smells Until 26 February you can save 20% by entering code Mac20.  They don't have the full make up range but you can pick up some of my favourites including the MAC lipglass and the sheer tone blush.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Gorgeous Shop savings

The Saturday sale at Gorgeous Shop is over, but you can still make savings while you shop.  For the next 10 days receive £5 off when you spend £60 or more  - just enter the code GS012666

There's some great products to choose from at discounted prices.  I love the Bare Minerals range.   

VIP week save 25% off everything at Dorothy Perkins

I never used to be a big fan of Dorothy Perkins, but I think its recently become much more stylish.  From today until next Sunday you can save 25% off everything.  All you need to do is enter DPVIPD at the checkout.  Everything you need to instantly update your wardrobe - hurry .. get shopping!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Topshop makeup collections

I would have never thought of buying makeup from  my favourite fashion store Topshop - but I'm loving their products.  After picking up a couple of their gorgeous face palettes in the sales I've tried their lip polishes and lip glosses and they're all amazing yet great value for money.

Check out their make up tutorials

Treat yourself - it's the weekend!

What better way to treat yourself this weekend with an online Saturday sale at one of my favourite sites for beauty and hair products - Gorgeous Shop 

There are some amazing products on offer with savings of 40% 

I've got my eye on the BareMinerals Golden and Gorgeous Collection for only £22.80 RRP £38.00.  The set includes honey eye colour, copper high shine eye colour, big and bright eyeliner in bronze and tapered shadow brush.  

Happy shopping! xx  

Monday, 13 February 2012

Pretty pastels

Treat yourself this Valentines day.  There's some beautiful pretty pastels at feel unique  to match your beauty products to this season's trends.  My favourites are Benefit Hervana Good Karma Face Powder - the perfect blush for spring and the packaging is really cute £23.50.  

I can't wait to get my hands on the new nail polish collection from Mavala.  The Mavala Art Colour Collection contains six gorgeous spring pastels 5ml for a fantastic £18.50 and they come in a beautiful makeup bag.  

Feel Unique ship for free worldwide.  I've always had a fantastic service from feel unique so I wouldn't hesitate ordering from them again.  You have until Wednesday 15 February to save £4 on orders over £40 - just enter promotional code LOVEBEAUTY at the checkout.  

Happy shopping xx 

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Perfect matt pink lippy

Following a bit of online retail therapy at asos I couldn't resist a quick look at the beauty products.  I've been on the look out for a matt pink lipstick and I'd not quite found the shade I was after until now.  I clicked on Barry M lip paints and there it was - dolly pink.

I couldn't wait to try it out.  It's the newest shade in the range, vibrant, moisturising and long lasting and costs only £4.50 - so it's a perfect excuse to try out some more beautiful colours.  If you're looking for a colour to make you stand out from the crowd, then look no further.  

Glossy box

Just ordered the beauty box from GLOSSY BOX
For just £10 per month plus p+p you receive a mix of five exciting miniature products.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Winter beauty wonder

Soothe dry chapped hands from the winter chill with Lanolips Rose BalmIntense for Very Dry Hands and Nails.

It’s quite a thick balm and it does take a while to sink into the skin,but when it does you’re left with silky soft hands.  It’s hydrating without being greasy and has awonderful smell of roses.    
I’ll definitely be stocking up on this one.  Grab yourself a tube fromBoots for only £9.18   for 50ml – bargain!