Tuesday, 31 January 2012

January Wants!

Good evening ladies. 

January has been a tight month for every one. The Christmas hangover kicks in and like most ladies, I want to shop. But, as the pennies have been tight I have tried to resist the urge to spend, and instead I have earmarked things throughout the month for a later, less tight, day. 


I have been on the hunt for the perfect silver star necklace, and this one from Boticca could be it. Oh, and it's only £20, score!

OPI's Holland range. I don't believe this is available to buy yet, I think its due around February, but its so beautiful! The shimmers are my favourite, of course! I want almost all of them. They will be around £10.95 each.


Crispy M&M's. I have been after these for about a month, but the only place I know that sells them in Bristol is the cinema, which has also come under my no spending month. If any Bristol ladies knows where I can get them please let me know! 


Asos Cap Sleeve Skater Dress. Clothes rarely catch my eye but this really did. I love the shape of skater dress but I really dislike having my arms all out, so this could be perfect! £25.


The clock in my kitchen has given up, and I have been looking at ones to replace it. This is from the dotcom giftshop and it maybe perfect, until I find another one! £19.95

So what are you ladies lusting after? 

X

Monday, 30 January 2012

Soap & Glory Face Soap Review

Hello lovely ladies. 

Soap & Glory are a brand that is well recognised by bloggers, every one seems to have a favourite product or products. Soap & Glory's Face Soap & Clarity is one of mine. I have been using it for just over a month so I thought I would do a review as I feel I've had time give it a good go.

What does it look like?

As always with Soap and Glory the packaging is bright and has a vintage style. This is the same with every single S&G product, I find my self in boots picking things up that catch my eye just to have a look at the packaging. This isn't to everyone's taste and I see this being picked up on a lot but I personally really like it, it feels very girly. 

So what's in it? 

Its a 3 in 1 daily detox vitamin c facial wash with extracts of the superfruit plum. It also has an explanation that even though it is called Face Soap it actually contains no soap, its in fact a high tech, non-drying easy-rinse surfactants but they couldn't find a good pun for it. I was actually really pleased about as I find soap very drying, especially to my face. It also has little pink beads which help to exfoliate the skin.


So how do you use it?

They say - "Squeeze a grape sized measure of this onto slightly damp skin and rub until a soft lather forms all over. Rinse well (and follow with eye cream and moisturiser)". I personally would say that grape size would probably be a little bit to much. When I first got this product I squeezed it out with a little bit too much enthusiasm and found that I had far to much left over. One of the best things about this product is how far a little goes, I would say that you only really need about the size of two peas unless you are trying to take off make up. I did managed to get a good amount of the Double Wear foundation off with it! As for eye cream and moisturiser that is really your call!

Does it work?
I would say it actually does! You can almost feel it working under your fingers. My skin always feels a little brighter and really clean after using it. It also doesn't make any crazy claims on the bottle, it says to clean and brighten, which it does!

How would I rate this product?
I would probably give this product a 9/10, it looses a point as the smell is not amazing, it smells very clean but not quite as nice as some of there other products. It also looses a point as the price is a little bit expensive (I think, for my budget at any rate) for face wash, as it retails in boots for £7. Luckily Soap and Glory is more often than not on a 3 for 2 offer. So you could get 3 tubes for £14, or mix in a few different bits and give other things a go. I am actually going to do this in a few days as I am nearly out of this, sad times.

Have you ladies tried this one? What's your favourite Soap & Glory product?

X

Sunday, 29 January 2012

A Slow Week In Instagrams

Hello Ladies.  

It has been a slow week as with money being beyond tight I feel like I have done very little! January always drags on and on for me, as I always suffer the reality check that after Christmas brings. But here are the photos from this week!


One.
The two OPIs from Lena White as blogged about here

 
Two & Three.
Little treats - A Jellybelly Lollibean from London & A little sugar mouse from Ali.


Four.
I have been playing a lot of Temple Run.


Five.
Kiki's Delivery Service & Ponyo from Lovefilm. I am looking forward to watching these tonight and crossing off another two from the collection.


Six. 
Wishing I had a bath this week more than ever, I really miss warming up in a hot bath. I am also missing bath bombs, Lushs Sex Bomb was the first one I ever tried and I have a real soft spot for it.


Seven & Eight.
A couple of cheap treats from popping to town with Ali. A glass locket with loose beads and a bird from Claires for £2.50. I usually don't go for rings but this caught my eye in the Accessorize sale, sweeten with the sale price of £1.80.


Nine & Ten. 
Went to Mums today for some lunch, which also means a few hours of playing with Lady. She likes being held a lot and mews when you put her down. Sleepy time for Lady, she sleeps on her back with her paws folded in, which is beyond cute. 

Hope everyone has had a nice week, I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to January being over and done with for another year! 

X

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

OPI From Lena White

Hello ladies.

As I mentioned in this post a while back I ordered two bottles of OPI from Lena White, an online shop selling OPI which at the time was having a sale where you could get a full sized OPI for £5 instead of £10.50. Well this morning Mr Parcel Force made me very happy when he came holding my order. 


First thing I noticed was that it was very well packaged. I have ordered nail varnishes before that have been slung in a jiffy bag, but not with Lena White, it was inside a plastic bag, with a larger outer box with a smaller OPI box inside with bubble wrap on top. Needless to say, they have arrived in perfect condition. 


Oh, so, PRETTY! I love glittery nail varnish. It is my go to, no matter what colour. If it glitters, I want it. So OPI is just perfection for me, almost every shade is available in a glitter.


Lily I Love You
A beautiful pink with pieces of rainbow coloured shredded glitter. I have been after Lily I Love You for ages and it didn't disappoint! I was very impressed with this one as it went on a little easier than the hexagon glitters round in Rainbow Connection and others. It also didn't feel half as rough as the hexagon glitters. A winner all round! 


Servin' Up Sparkles.
I hadn't seen this one before, but it really caught my eye on the website. Pretty silver with rainbow coloured small & hexagon pieces of glitter. This is very pretty but took a fair few cotes to get a fully coverage, but once you get a fully coverage it really gives nice tones of silver and rainbow all in one. Again, very happy with this. 

So would I order from Lena White again? The simple answer is yes. They have a great selection of OPI's that are harder to find in other places, such as the full sized Pirates Of The Caribbean collection (seriously considering ordering a few). They also got the products out quickly even though they had but a disclaimer to say that the products might take a while due to demand. And I will defiantly be keeping an eye out for another sale.
Are you ladies fans of OPI? Had a redesign of the blog, what do you think?

X

Monday, 23 January 2012

London Calling! Photos And Haul

Hello ladies.

As I mentioned in my previous post Ali & I went to London this weekend. Although we were primarily there to see The Lion King at the theatre we did managed to squeeze in just a bit of shopping & sight seeing. Although I have been to London a fair few times in my life there is always something or somewhere new to see.

Saturday we stayed around Oxford Road and SoHo and did a fair amount of shopping. Sunday we went for breakfast in Spitalfields and a quick browse around the market. Lots of lovely places to take nice photos! 

 
Kingdom of sweets on Oxford Road. Finally found Tatty Devine after a good search. M&M world in Leicester Square. China town decorated for Chinese New Year. Hummingbird Bakery. Yummy looking food in Spitalfields. Proud goat statue. Yummy cake in Patisserie Valerie. Flowers in Spitalfield. 
Although I tried to be quite controlled with my money I did manage to pick up a few *cough cough* nice bits and pieces. 


Sweeties from the American sweet shops on Oxford Road. Swedish Fish are my favourite sweets of all time, and even though they were fairly expensive (£1.99 a packet.. eep) I couldn't resist. Watermelon Jelly Belly Lollibean - they are shaped like a bean!


After finally finding Tatty Devine in the tiny side streets of SoHo it seemed rude not to buy something! I have had my eye on this little anchor necklace for ages. I had also been sent a voucher for 20% off after my last Tatty Devine necklace chain turned up broken which the let me use in store, so it only came to £9.60. I love nautical themed jewellery! 

It's well known that I love Cath Kidston, and I couldn't resist this cute little tote bag in the sale! I also picked up a little hand mirror with Buckingham palace on for £2.


After going to M&M's world in New York we decided to pop to the London one to check it out. Although we were unimpressed with the selection of M&M's (In New York they have pretzel, peanut butter & coconut M&M's as well as chocolate and peanut) I did pick up a small bag of Union Jack mix. 


Lion King fridge magnet from the Theatre. It was a really good show, the costumes and the set are just amazing! 


More jewellery because I cannot help myself! I picked this up in Spitalfields market. It's a forget me not set in glass on a 925 silver setting. The lady was super lovely and threw in the chain for free. I love one of a kind pieces and it was only £14! 

 

Kyle & I have a tradition, when ever either of us go away we always bring the other one back some funny tat from where ever we have been. This time it was a London bus keyring. 
Lots of lovely treats for me! You ladies have any funny traditions? 

X

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Another Week In Instagram's!

Evening Ladies!

Another week has come and gone so it's another week of Instagrams! 


One & Two.
Loving the Easter bits being out even though it is only January. I love Malteaster Bunnies, and I am loving the new multi packs of mini bunnies! 


Three & Four. 
I downloaded Temple Run for my phone and it's safe to say I am addicted! 


Five & Six.
Felt a bit poorly this week & Ali brought me Models Own Juicy Jules which I hadn't been able to find in any of the Boots I had been in. Its a pretty rainbow glitter and I am in love! 


Seven.
Sage advice from a fortune cookie. 

Eight.
Ali & I went to London for the weekend on Friday afternoon. Helpful little map on the train TV (I didn't know these are a thing!)


Nine.
Whilst we were in London we stayed with Ali's dad who was dog sitting Buster, a Staffie with a love of attention! He liked to sit on you & wiggle as much as possible! 


Ten.
After reading a lot of reviews on how amazing Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation was, I decided whilst I was in London I would get a colour match and give it a try. I WISH I hadn't. The girl did manage to match my colour perfectly (Very Light - I am about the palest you can be) it felt like CLAY. Literally like clay that was seeping in to every pore. Both Ali & I had this done and we had to go to Boots to buy make up wipes to take it off. It took around 4 wipes, and washing my face & then another make up wipe to get it off. Although it would be great for some one with a burn, scar or a tattoo they wanted to cover up, but how people can wear it daily I will never know! 

Eleven & Twelve.
Sweets from shops on Oxford Road. Jade & Kyle swirly lollies (The boyfriends name) and the amazing selection of pick & mix. 


Thirteen.
Amazing HUGE lobster necklace in Tatty Devine. 

Fourteen & Fifteen.
The reason we went to London, to see The Lion King - the musical! It was amazing, the costumes and the sets are AMAZING. Waiting for the curtain to go up. Lots of big lights = boiling! Slush Puppy in the interval to cool down!


Sixteen & Seventeen.
We popped to the Hummingbird Bakery on Saturday and picked up some cupcakes to take away. I picked a vanilla one, it was amazing! Fluffy sponge and thick butter cream icing. Perfection! 
Hope you have all had a nice weekend! 

X