Saturday, September 24, 2011

Enniskillen Haul

Hey everyone! So on Wednesday me and my friend Tasha decided to hit Enniskillen in Northern Ireland for a bit of retail therapy and I thought I would share some of the bits I purchased! All prices will be in pound sterling £ because I have no idea of the exchange rate haha

Good Things - Face The Day moisturiser £4.99 Superdrug
Superdrug - Coconut Oil £1.99 Superdrug
Kleenex - Facial Cloths £1.99 Superdrug

Mix of face and hand wipes 25p - 99p each New Look
Animal print plasters £1.50 New Look

Hello Kitty - tin lip balm £1.50 Claires Accessories
Nivea - Natural Volume lip balm £3.99 Gordons Chemist
Superdrug Lip Balm Set 99p from Superdrug (I think :/ ) 3 for 2 in Superdrug
Vaseline - Tin Gift Set £6.99 3 for 2 in Superdrug
Hello Kitty - stick lip balm in Cherry £2? Claires Accessories
Claires Accessories - Rasberry Delight stick lip balm £2 Claires Accessories
Blistex - Lip Massager £1.24 Asda
Nivea - Milk and Honey stick lip balm £1.99 Asda
Chapstick - Cherry duo for Breast Cancer Research About £3 in Semi Chem

inside the Vaseline tin:
Rosy Lips
Cocoa Butter
Aloe Vera

L'oreal - Color Riche Serum S106 Freshly Rosy £8.69 3 for 2 Superdrug
Barry M - Touch of Magic Green £4.49 Superdrug
L'oreal - Studio Secrets Professional Unique Shade £8.49 3 for 2 Superdrug
Collection 2000 - Lasting Colour 15 Birthday Suit £2.99 Superdrug

Hawaiian Tropic - Self Tan Creme £3.99 Gordons Chemist
Impulse - Very pink with free Barry M lipgloss (no shade) £3 Superdrug
Impulse - Tease with free Barry M lipgloss (no shade) £3 Superdrug
Mitchum - Advanced Control stick deo £2 Asda
Claires Accessories stick fragrance - Mixed Berries £2.50 BOGOF
Claires Accessories stick fragrance - Candy Floss £2.50 BOGOF

Batiste - Original 240g £2.39 Superdrug
Batiste - Fresh £1.45 Superdrug
Urban Fudge - Dry Shampoo £3.99 Superdrug

MUA palette - Glitter Ball £4 Superdrug
MUA palette - Starry Night £4 Superdrug
MUA palette - Heaven and Earth £4 Superdrug
Collection 2000 - Big Fake mascara £4.99 Superdrug
Maybelleene - Colossol Cat Eye mascara £5.99 Superdrug
L'oreal - Voluminous Carbon Black mascara £8.48 3 for 2 Superdrug
Collection 2000 - Glitter Liner duo £2.99

Bourjois - Delice de Soleil bronzing powder £8.99 3 for 2 Superdrug
Collection 2000 - Shimmer Shades in 2. Blushalicious £3.99 Superdrug
Bourjois - Delice de Soleil spray £7.99 3 for 2 Superdrug
Bourjois - 10 Hour Sleep foundation £9.49 3 for 2 Superdrug
Collection 2000 - Colour Match foundation £3.99 Superdrug
Free Bourjois double ended brush when you purchase 3 Bourjois products in Superdrug

Revlon - 095 Facets of Fuchsia £4.49 Superdrug

Superdrug Handy Wipes - Aloe Vera £1.99 BOGOF Superdrug
Superdrug Handy Wipes - Lemon £1.99 BOGOF Superdrug
Original Source - Lime shower gel £2 Asda
Lemon Souffle shower gel - £1 Asda
4 in 1 pedicure brush - £1 Superdrug
Grace Cole shower gel - £2.99? New Look
Superdrug - mini dental floss 99p Superdrug
Good Things - Facial Cleanser £3.32
Pearl Drops - Now Smile £2.50 Asda

So that is my pretty huge haul! lol I'm not 100% on some prices as I can't find all my receipts and also alot of the items were on promotion! Sorry if they are wrong! :(
If you want to see a review or overview of any of the above products just let me know here or on twitter and I will do my best!!

Have a few more posts lined up for the next few days but any requests do not hesitate to ask!!


Friday, September 23, 2011

September Glossy Box

Hey everyone so I know I am very late on the whole Glossy Box hype but for all the Irish lassies out there you will know that this was the first Glossy Box that could be shipped to Ireland and that it also took a week longer to get to us than everyone else :(

Small price to pay I suppose to actually be able to get it! lol

So this is what Glossy Box say on their webpage

"Stay up to date with current trends and discover new niche brands
Every month, GLOSSYBOX delivers a mix of 5 exciting product miniatures packed in a beautiful box for you to test at home
Join for just £10.00 per month
(plus p+p. There is no minimum subscription term)"

I really love this concept and fully understand that you probably will not like everything you get but to like one thing from each box I think is enough for me! :D

So on to the package itself!

The outer packaging and the actually box the girliness of it :D

All beautifully wrapped inside the box

Over view of the products I received (they can vary person to person)

Neal and Wolf - Harmony Intensive Care Treatment
"HARMONY has been specially created to repair damaged hair using a unique combination of intensive conditioners that deliver an instant transformation leaving hair shiny, healthy and manageable."

HD Brows - Eye & Brow palette
"Eyebrow experts HD Brows have developed a handy handbag palette with four matt eyebrow colours, which can also double up as an eye shadow and eyeliner."

LOOOOVE this palette so much I've booked myself in to get the 7 step HD Brow treatment! Will blog about it when I get it done!

Mary Greenwell - Plum eau de parfum
"The Plum Collection is a quintessentially British proposition by an inspirational make-up legend and a celebrated master of fragrance, Mary Greenwell. Mary’s personality radiates through tactile, youthful design including the 22 carat gold plated cap and solid parfum casing, with the vibrant pink and green packaging reflecting Mary’s love of colour. Top notes of plum, blackcurrant, peach, bergamot and lemon blend with heart notes gardenia, tuberose absolute, orange flower absolute, rose absolute and jasmine absolute and a base of precious woods, sandalwood, oakmoss, patchouli, amber and white musk. The collection begins the story of femininity and joy…."

Kimia - Exquisite Rejuvenating Facial System
"With over 30 years experience, Kimia’s aim is to utilise only the best and most potent ingredients provided by mother nature herself to provide 100% natural skincare products that really work!
Providing targeted treatment skincare, Kimia Exquisite Rejuvenating Facial System helps prevent and reduce the signs of ageing associated with everyday life. Kimia’s natural triple action formula absorbs quickly working fast to heal, protect and hydrate your skin, suitable for all ages and all skin types."

Dead Sea Spa Magik - Salt Brushing
"Voted ‘Best Exfoliator’ by You magazine. A harmonious blend of pure Dead Sea Salts, vitamin E and coconut oil with a hypnotic citrus aroma make this wonderfully pampering body exfoliator a number one, best selling product. Salt Brushing is suitable for those who desire a highly nourishing exfoliating treatment that naturally exfoliates without irritating. With anti-oxidant Vitamin E and Coconut oil nourishing and hydrating the skin, it can help break down adipose tissue, reduces cellulite, detoxify the body, speed up cell metabolism and stimulates cell regeneration. A must for rejuvenating the body!"

Overall I am quite pleased with my first Glossy Box, I got two full sized products, two small samples and one generous sample so it was pretty good going! I just know I am gonna keep checking the website to see what everyone else got and make myself jealous lol

I have decided to subscribe until xmas at least so that gives me 4 boxes to give me time to see how I really feel about the service and the products!

(I misplaced the info card so couldn't include a picture of that, but it just give you information on the products and codes for discounts off the full size products you get the samples of!)

Any one else subscribed to Glossy Box? What are your thoughts on it?


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Update + Confessions of a makeupaholic's blog giveaway

Hey guys can't believe I have been MIA for so long!! I have an unexpected week off so will be doing some serious catch up on here!!

But for now head on over to Confessions of a Makeupaholic's blo where she has a fab competition on at the mo! Link is below!

I think my next post will be a list of all the bloggers I'm loving lately!

Jennifer x

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ELF 50% off haul

Hey everyone so as most of your were aware ELF had 50% off its entire website last week so of course I jumped all over that offer! lol However alot of the stuff I wanted was already sold so may have to place another order when they are back in!

So just giving ye a quick overview of everything I got, if you would like swatches or a review dont hesitate to ask!

My parcel of goodies :D

Beauty Encyclopedia Face Edition
I haven't tried this yet but the blush and bronzer look very similar to the duo blush bronze they have!

Beauty Encyclopedia Sparkle Eyes

Top: False Lashes Flirty Eyelash Palettes (I didnt realise this came with 2 pairs lol)
Bottom: False Lashes Dramatic Lash Kit

Mineral 4pc Bamboo Brush Set (these are alot smaller than I was expecting :( )

Lip primer and plumper (the plumber side if mine was snapped off but hopefully can still use it)

Studio Conditioning Lip Balm SPF 15
Top: Peaceful Pink
Bottom: Nice & Natural

Top: Blush - Pink Passion
Bottom: Natural Radiance Blusher - Flushed

Mineral Foundation in Light

Luscious Liquid Lipstick - Perfect Pink
Lipstick - Nicely Nude
Lipstick - Runway Pink
Luscious Liquid Lipstick - Baby Lips

So thats my haul! Let me know what you got from ELF recently and if there is anything you think I should check out!

Jennifer x

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Glamour Mag July 2011

Yes I am slightly late on this post....again lol but anyway.........
Anyone in the UK or Ireland would have seen that the July issue of Glamour mag had 3 free benefit goodies to choose from! High Beam, Benetint and Posietint. Each bottle contains 4ml / 0.13 US fl oz which is a pretty decent size considering how little of the products you use each time! The mag is £2 in the UK and around €2.97 (my local Easons) in Ireland! So less than a tenner for all 3, which of course I picked up! I own all 3 products already but decided to get these as back ups or for travel etc!

Glamour mag with all 3 available freebies

Close up of the 3 freebies Benetint Posietint and High Beam

Comparison of sizes:
- Left: full size Posietint 12.5ml / 0.42 US fl oz
- Centre: freebie Benetint 4ml / 0.13 US fl oz
- Right: mini High Beam that came in a Benefit kit 2.5ml / 0.08 US fl oz

Benetint swatched and blended

Posietint swatched and blended

High Beam swatched and blended

So if ye see Glamour still around I defo suggest ye pick up a copy or 3 lol especially in Ireland where a full size Benetint is €33.50 :S

Jennifer x

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A - Z of me

So I know I have been MIA for a while now but life has been petty hectic with work etc! :( I have loads of catching up to do on here so I'm hoping to have loads of lovely posts for ye all up soon!

So I have seen this TAG on loads of blogs lately and thought I would give it a go! lol So hope ye enjoy and if ye have any requests for future posts dont hesitate to ask!

Age: 22
Bed Size: King Size (have it for years and always thought it was a double until I got a new mattress lol
Chore you Hate: All of em! Mind you I am a neat freak but not a clean freak lol
Dogs: None, would love one tho! Have a 15 year old cat that thinks its a person haha
Essential start of your day: don't really have one
Favourite Colour: PINK!! everything from my bedroom carpet and part of my hair is pink....obsessed much o.O
Gold or Silver: depends on my mood!
Height: 5ft 2 but both my bros are over 6ft :/
Instruments I play: none :(
Job Title: Customer Advisor
Kids: Not any time soon hopefully!
Live: north west ireland
Mum's name: Caron
Nickname: Jen, Jeni or any play on my first and surname!
Pet Peeve: where do I start haha
Quote from a movie: "You lied to me by telling the truth....I must try that one" latest Pirates of the Caribbean (only one I could think of)
Right or left handed: Right
Siblings: 2 bros, one older and one younger
Time you wake up: depends what I have to do
Underwear: Penneys La Senza and god knows where else haha
Vegetables you dislike: Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, cabbage leeks....etc etc
What makes you run late: Insomnia :(
X-rays you've had done: leg, ankle, arm, leg, chest, stomach etc etc My friends call me a medical mystery haha
Yummy food you make: I can't cook but I can bake!
Zoo animal: leopard or any big cat!

So I hope ye all enjoyed this random post! lol

Jennifer x

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mac Haul (including Surf Baby)

So last week Debenhams online spent a few days teasing me with the pics of Mac Surf Baby but not actually putting up the links to buy the products! So when the link finally went through I did a mad dash to buy the two things that I wanted that I knew would sell out quickly- Lipstick in "Naturally Eccentric" and the "My Paradise" blush. I love the packaging of this collection, its really fun and summery! And it also has no stickers, it is all built in to the packaging which means it wont wear off or peel off as easily! I also really wanted to try out Mac's Magically Cool liquid powder so picked that up in "Honey Rose".

When my parcel arrived I realised that there was something else in the package! They sent me a sample bottle of Benefits "Triple Performing Facial Emulsion" which I thought was a really nice touch!

So Below are a few pics and swatches, if you want a review of anything just leave a comment below!

My mini haul

Mac Magically Cooling Powder in "Honey Rose"
This is a gorgeous champagne rose gold colour and an amazing texture but way to shimmery for all over the face so it is in reserve for highlighting only lol

Mac Surf Baby "My Paradise" blush
This is a amazing peachy coral blush with a heavy gold overspray (that will last a long time).

(L-R Blended together, gold overspray, base colour)

Mac Surf Baby Lipstick in "Naturally Eccentric". This is a very white nude beige with cool undertones, as you can see in nearly disappears into my NC15 skin. However it is a great colour for layering with other lipsticks or glosses!

Lastly is the Benefit Triple Emulsion Facial lotion that was sent for free. It has 8.9g / 0.3US fluid ozs in it. I will review this along with the other benefit skincare products!

So that is my mini haul hope ye liked it and thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer x