Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Random Act of Kindness RAK

Hey everyone!

So today I wanted to show you the goodies I got as part of a RAK I took part in recently. The lovely Deirdre from organised this swap.

I received a parcel from Sarah from . I love taking part in RAK's and swaps! I get really excited receiving parcels and seeing what goodies I can try out. There were even numbers of bloggers from Ireland and the UK so we got paired up with the opposite country to ours which I thought was a great idea as it means we could pick things that our partner may not be able to purchase easily.

Here is an over view of the goodies I received from Sarah.

First up is a super cute J initial ring. I love this and it fits my index finger perfectly! Its subtle but still personal so I will get great use out of this!

Next up is a 17 Fast Finish nail polish in "Peacock". This is a gorgeous teal / green colour with a subtle shimmer through out it. This is a really pretty colour and I don't own many polishes from 17 so can't wait to try this out.

Lush Toothy Tabs in "Aquatic". I have tried the "Dirty" flavour of these before and really enjoyed them. They are great for travel and leave your teeth feeling incredible clean so I cant wait to see what this flavour is like.

Batiste dry shampoo in "Paisley". Any one who knows me knows I am OBSESSED with Batiste! It is an absolute life saver for me as I have long really thick oily hair that is impossible to wash everyday so Batiste is great to give me a second day between washes. Unfortunately where I live it is hard to locate the new scents when they are released so I was delighted to see Paisley in this package and it would have been months before I could have tracked a bottle down! (Think I have a problem lol)

Lastly are these amazing nail wraps from Nail Rock in the style "Tattoos". These are really quirky and fun and will be perfect when festival season finally rolls around this summer. Look out for a review in a few months!

Overall I am delighted with everything I received from Sarah and will get great use out of them!

Thank you so much Sarah!!!

Make sure you check out Sarah's and Deirdre's blogs!

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer x

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Collective Haul

Hey everyone so I have been a bit naughty and done some shopping lately so I thought I would share what I have picked up.

First up I went to my local TK Maxx. I love checking out the cosmetics and nail polishes here as you can normally find a great deal. When I spotted Butter London polishes I had to pick a set up. I have always wanted to try there polishes but couldn't justify the price so when I saw this set had a polish and lipgloss for €12.99 I had to get one. This set is "Shambolic".

Next up I went to Salon Services and got very excited when I spotted loads of OPI polishes on sale.

The first set I got was "The Top Ten" collection for €8.08 ex VAT

Next up "Dear OPI, I Love You" which came with 2 polishes and a free pen this was around €5.50 ex VAT

Finally got my hands on Nail Envy (free bangle was a bonus) €5.40 ex VAT

I couldn't resist "The Man With The Golden Gun". What nail polish addict doesn't want a top coat with real gold in it??! Or is that me just trying to justify it lol. €8.75 ex VAT

Lastly from here I picked up the Skyfall mini collection €3.85 ex VAT

While in Galway I popped in to Evergreen (health store) and spotted the Burt's Bees cuticle cream with basically the lip balm free as it was only €7.95 for the set so had to snap it up

I was in an independent chemist and spotted a new Essence collection (Vintage District) which I had to check out!

First up I picked up their 2 nail art decoration kit these are €3.09 each. Can't wait to create some looks with these!

I couldn't pass up the amazing blush from this collection! "01 It's Popul-art" is a gorgeous peachy / nude blush with a gold overspray. This was €4.09.

Of course I had to pick up the polishes from the collection these were €2.29
01 Vintage Peach
02 Shopping @ Portobello Road
03 Antique Pink
04 Get Arty

Essence and Catrice are my biggest addictions, they are always bringing out new affordable collections and I just have to have the polishes at least from every collection ( I think I need help :/ haha)

Next up I hit Boots and picked up some new bits while there were some offers on.

Maybelline had a buy one get one half price offer on so I picked up 4 things.

Finally got my hands on the Fit Me range:
Foundation in 120 Classic Ivory €11.99
Concealer in 15 €8.99
Powder in 120 Classic Ivory €8.99

Color Tattoo 24HR in 65 Pink Gold €7.49

Maybelline's latest mascara "Rocket Volume" was part of the same offer as it was reduced from €11.99 to €8.99 as a launch price.

Miss Sporty So Matte Perfect Stay Foundation was on offer from €4.25 to €2.75 so thought I would try it out as I am always looking for something that lasts well.

The last stand I visited was Rimmel. There were having a 3 for 2 so picked up some bits.

I finally decided to try Stay Matte powder after hearing everyone rave about it. I got the colour 005 Silky Beige and this was €5.99

I had to bit up one of their new Apocalips Lip Laquers to see if they are worth the hype. This one is 600 Nude Eclipse.

Finally I picked up Scandeleyes eye liner in 004 Taupe. I already have the nude one and love it so wanted to try some other colours. This is €5.49

So that is the things I have purchase recently. Can't wait to try them all out! If you would like a review just let me know and I will do one ASAP!

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer x