Monday, 27 February 2012

I'll bring you flowers, I'll make your day.

Hello lovelies.  Hope you're all well.  I'm so glad Monday is over. YAWN!  

If you've been reading my blog for a while you might be aware of how in love I am with a certain sparkly, glam, online jewellery and accessory shop which is cleverly named I Kandi meaning Someone or Something that is visually attractive or pleasing to look at.  I assure you that if you made your way over to their website you'll be oohing and aaahing to your hearts content.  

 These beauties are my latest I Kandi obsession.  They just scream TOWIE to me and believe me, I am one of the biggest TOWIE fans you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting (online, like).  I've just been looking at my snaps of the earrings and I honestly don't do them justice whatsoever.  They're so sparkly and delicate in real life and the feathers are just precious.  I think I'll probably only wear these with my hair up like the beautiful model on the I Kandi website does.  I think they'd look perfect for a night on the town with a plain dress for an instant glam effect or just going the whole hog and making myself resemble half of the TOWIE cast (Lydia, I know you wouldn't wear these).

They are quite long - 8" to be precise! They come in a pretty little organza bag which every item you order off the I Kandi website does.  It's such a simple yet effective touch that just makes your jewellery storage look even more pretty and special.

The earrings retail at £12 but these exact ones are now sold out.  However, you can find an almost identical pair HERE and if you're looking to treat yourself to a piece of sparkly jewellery then I can highly recommend

Sunday, 26 February 2012

A teeny weeny jewellery sale...

HOW LOVELY IS THE WEATHER TODAY?! I've decided to be productive and sort through a few of my things because i've been meaning to do it for ages!

I'm selling these earrings for £1.50 each including £1.50 for postage and additional items will be an extra 50p.
Sorry, I can only post to the UK!
PAYPAL ONLY!  Leave your paypal address in the comments below and obviously state which item(s) you'd like so I can send you an invoice :)
First come first served.

Bulldog Earrings x1

Floral Statement Earrings x3

Lips Earrings x2

Betsey Johnson Earrings x4

Vintage Style Earrings x4

Any questions, just ask :) 

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Shopping is my favourite thing to do.

What better way to spend your Saturday afternoon than perusing a few shops?!  I've had one of those days where I've got money to spend but could not, for the life of me, find anything much to buy so all of my purchases are from Boots.  At least I get a few hundred cheeky advantage points!

I picked up the Neutrogena Wave Duo for £10 as I've been thinking about it for a while now.  I thought it might be a bit like the Clarisonic but it's completely different.  I've actually tried it out about an hour ago and it's made my skin so lovely and soft.  I don't think it's too good for removing eye makeup though.

Boots are having a 3 for 2 on most things in the store at the moment so obviously I had to take advantage of the offer ;)  I decided on picking up the BB Cream and the Righteous Butter Body Lotion from Soap and Glory that were both £10 each.  I'm really excited to try the BB Cream and I think I'm the last girl in the world to try it!  I've got the Skin 79 BB cream and I absolutely love it so I'm hoping that I'll love this one too.   Soap and Glory are my little weakness at the moment so I couldn't not pick up something from the range!

Oh my god, Lynx for girls!  I thought it looked quite tomboyish even though it's pink because well, Lynx is for boys!  The scent is absolutely delicious and I've decided that I'm going to be spritzing myself in Lynx all summer.  It's a really sweet watermelon scent and reminds me of those watermelon flavoured sugar coated sweets you used to be able to get from corner shops. These were on offer for 2 for £5 so I had to have two didn't I?!

I've only got one Models Own nail varnish - Juicy Jules so I've decided that I need more.  In fact, I've decided I need to have all of the nail varnishes and told my boyfriend I was going to buy two a week.  He laughed and said you'll have over 100 nail varnishes by this time next year!  YAY!  I picked up Lemon Meringue and plan on wearing it lots over Spring.  I also fancied trying the nail art pen even though I'm utterly rubbish at nail art.  I can try huh?!  These were on offer again for 2 for £8.  Quite a bargain if you ask me!

I also indulged in this phone case since I've just upgraded my phone.  I was going to attempt to make my own but I saw this one on Ebay for £4.95 with free delivery (CLICK HERE TO GET IT!) and I thought it was a bargain and totally girly so I ordered it.  It only took a day to be delivered too! Amazing!

I hope you all liked this haul!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Soap and Glory favourites.

Hello you lovely bunch! Today's post is going to be my top five favourite Soap and Glory products.  I'm not going to babble on for a while, let's dive straight in!

Hand Food £4.85
This has got to be my most favourite Soap and Glory products of them all.  Do you know how most hand creams have got that like, greasy feel about them? Well, this one is totally the opposite.  It just makes your hands feel super soft straight away without any sort of greasy feeling.  Everybody that has tried my bottle of Hand Food has absolutely fell head over heels for it including it's deliciously trademark Soap and Glory scent.

Hand Maid £2.50
One thing I can't stand about antibacterial hand cleansing gels is that horrific, overwhelming alcoholic scent .  It's vile!  This one just smells like Soap and Glory.  I suppose I can sometimes smell a tiny tiny tiny hint of alcohol but that's twenty million times better than having to put up with the regular horrid alcoholic smelling cleansing gels!  This little bottle sits on my desk at work all day long.

Off Your Face wipes £4.50
There's not a massive amount you can say about face wipes really is there?  I just think that these are the best facial wipes I've ever used.  They don't make my face sting and they smell really lovely unlike some that can smell a little chemical-y.  AND how beautiful is the packaging?!  At £4.50 they're a little pricey if you get through them a lot like I do.  I think I'll just be buying these when I fancy a bit of a splurge.

Clean on Me £5.11
CLEAN ON ME, WHEN YOU'RE NOT STRONG AND I'LL BE YOUR FRIENDDDDD.  Oops sorry!  I love how the picture looks like I've used hardly anything when in reality I've been using it most days since Christmas and I still have absolutely tons left! YAY!  I swear this is going to last me until next Christmas at least.  I just love the 'clean' feel I get from using this and I love being able to smell the delicious scent on me all day/night.

The Righteous Butter £10.21
At £10.21 I do think this is pricey but if you want to indulge in something a little more luxurious then The Righteous Butter is your friend.  I think this is the body cream that Princesses use.  It's just so gorgeous and rich and just aaaaah,  I can't explain.  It is the best thing ever and makes your skin feel SUPER soft when using it AND you get a massive pot of it!

I hope you all enjoyed this.  On a whole I just really really love the girly, quirky, vintage-esque look of the Soap and Glory products as well as the humorous names and the way the description of the products are well written and down to earth.  What are your favourite Soap and Glory products?  For a full range of Soap and Glory products you can check out their website here! 

Saturday, 18 February 2012

I will always love you...

Since I'm getting in to the swing of blogging again I decided that today I would do a review on something that I have found recently, that I can honestly say, I cannot live without.  Strolling down the shampoo/conditioner aisle at Tesco (as I always do) I noticed that John Frieda's Sheer Blonde range was all  half price.  I've tried the shampoos and conditioners before but they've never impressed me.  I've always thought they were pretty average and I've always managed to find better shampoos and conditioners that cost a third of the price.

Meet my newest love, the Sheer Blonde Blonde Hair Repair Conditioning Treatment.  As you might already know, I have long tangly hair and I've been struggling for so long to find something that makes it more manageable.  I've been noticing lately that my hair is looking a bit limp and broken too which I think is down to my excessive use of the Tangle Teezer.  I needed something that would sort it out quickly and this did the job splendidly! 

So at half price the Conditioning Treatment is £3.62.  It's pretty expensive when you need to use as much as I do and I'm dreading this running out because I know that I'm going to need to buy it again and again at full price. Cry cry cry!  It has an absolutely lovely 'clean' smell about it.  I can't quite describe the scent but it just reminds me of a shampoo I used to smell my Mum using when I was little.  I guess it's a little perfumey too. 

Since my hair is so long I used about a third of the tub the first time I used the product (eek!) but I decided that for £3.62 that works so well on my hair even if I only get three uses out of it that it's not a bad price for silky gorgeous hair but the £3.62 is only half price! I left the treatment on for 15 minutes because I really wanted a 'deep' treatment.  The tub itself recommends you to leave it on 15 minutes for a weekly deep treatment for seriously dry, damaged hair or 3-5 minutes if you're using it daily.  I put a shower cap over my hair whilst I left it on to gloriously work on my hair.  

I was genuinely astounded when I washed it all off and my hair was actually gliding through my hands, that's not even an exaggeration either! My hair hadn't felt that lovely in ages.  My knots were still there but they seemed to brush out so easily and didn't even make me flinch like they usually do.   The beauty of Sheer Blonde is that the whole range of the products promise to make your hair look lighter too.  I always notice my hair looking that little bit shinier and blonder after using them.  

Have any of you tried this product?  Does anyone know whether they do a brunette version too?!

Friday, 17 February 2012

I like kindness.

Hiya everyone! Do you remember me?! I'm so sorry that I haven't blogged in what feels like a million years (in reality - a month or so!) but I do have a pretty good excuse.  I've recently started a new 9-5 monday-friday job that involves staring at a computer screen for a good part of my day and when I get home I just feel like I don't really want to spend time on my computer.  I think that's going to change though cause I feel like I've got my blog back on!

On with the post, about three weeks ago I signed up for a RAK swap on the absolutely lovely char's blog.  If you haven't heard of RAK, RAK stands for Random Act of Kindness.  Basically, Char paired a bunch of us bloggers up with one another and we all exchanged little bundles of cuteness for the price of £10.  I found that £10 is a really difficult budget to stick to because everything is so expensive but I tried my best for Rosie!  I'm really glad I got paired with Rosie because I now find myself reading her blog religiously when before, I didn't even realise it existed!

Before I show you my goodies off Rosie, I'd like to apologise for the pictures.  I didn't realise that there were shadows in the pictures at the time of my excitement! EEP!

 Overall, I am extremely happy with everything Rosie got me.  I absolutely love the lashes and can't wait to wear them but i'm saving them for a night out! The nail wraps and pink dazzle dust are something I wouldn't normally buy myself so it was great to receive them in a RAK swap.  I never thought a pink eyeshadow would suit my but this one is absolutely stunning and I've fallen in love with it.  I think i'll give the nail wraps a whirl this weekend and see how I get on with them.  The blueberry lip balm smells out of this worrrrld and it's taking pride of place on my desk at work.  How beautiful and glitzy is the nail varnish too? Definitely going to have to add a bit of glam to my nails with that soon!

So a massive thanks to Rosie - Who's blog you should all check out by the way ;) and Rosie, I hope you like the RAK I sent you!

Also, a massive thank you for 650 followers! and if you've recently just started following my blog, say hello so I can look at all of your blogs too!