This is my first giveaway and i thought i'd choose two seperate products to giveaway together. An old favourite and a new favourite in my beauty buys! i also thought i'd choose a colour to go with the pastel trend at the moment :)

Nails Inc nail polishes are my favourite nail polishes to use, they only need a few brushstrokes for quick easy application, the colours are fab and they are really durable.

NYX  lipsticks are my new favourite after reading so many reviews i thought why not?!? i bought four on my first purchase as there was such an array of colours to choose from i was spoilt for choice!
 (nails inc in oxford circus)

(nyx in strawberry milk)

the rules are simple ...

1. follow my blog (
2. spread the word, on facebook, twitter, your blog etc.

... for an extra entry follow on bloglovin

The giveaway ends 17:00 (gmt) 20th of April 2012. winner will be chosen by random using Good Luck Lovelies :) xoxox


GlossyBox March - The Harrods Edition

Look what came Knock Knock Knocking on my door on the 12th of March! Im a sucker for a spoiler so i already knew way in advance that this months GlossyBox was a Special one and they had teamed up with Harrods.
After seeing some ambassadors for Glossybox put pictures and reviews of what they got on their blogs i was pretty hopeful and the excitement grew ... i longed for the Burberry lipstick which i seen in all the blogs i had looked at.

However what you want and what you get are two different things ....

in my box i recieved ...

Vanitas Versace Eau de Parfum  - i am rather fond of trying new fragrances and after recieving Illamasqua Freak in my previous GlossyBox i was quiet excited to try this. It comes in a beautiful golden cardboard box, it looks really classy and elegant.

The perfume opens with a number of floral notes which is very pleasant to the senses. Though a little loud initially, it soon settles down.The perfume stays on for 2-3 hours after which people near by you can’t smell it, but the fragrance stays on the clothes for good few more hours. The staying power is okay as compared to other Versace perfumes which I have tried. Don’t know about purchase this perfume as I have a lot of other names in mind to try.

Bliss body Butter -  I had never really considered Bliss as a “luxury” product, so I was a bit surprised when I received this Blood Orange and White Pepper Body Butter in my box. It was a strange combination but it’s actually just a light orangey fragrance which is always nice and refreshing!

Revive Intensite Creme Lustre SPF30 its £235 for 60ml. This is an anti-ageing product which i was shocked to find in my box as im only 18! It feels light and non greasy, but I’ve yet to try it out properly so I’ll keep you all posted!

 Lancome Juicy Tube in Toffee - It's the original squeezy tube lipgloss with slanted applicator.The glosses are quite thick, smooth and extremely glassy-glossy and it is scented. i was quite dissappointed with this being in my box as i keep getting lipglosses!

Clarins Firming Body Cream -   I’m not a fan of body creams in all honestly, they sound great but I’ve never really seen any visible difference, I’m obviously going to try this offering from Clarins but I’m not getting my hopes up.


All in all i loved the lush monochrome box but all the hype about the harrods box was an exaggeration in my eyes i was quite dissappointed in the box after all two anti-age creams and a lipgloss in nude like the past two boxes i felt let down by GlossyBox as i feel they never even looked at my beauty profile.

What did you think about this months GlossyBox ???




this arrived to my door  on the 2nd of March at 7.10am its the first SheSaidBeauty box and although i was generally pleased i did cancel my subscription, i wanted to try something other than Glossybox but it didnt WOW me and i feel it will just be like the Glossybox.

Orly Nail Polish and File -ORLY has captured 24 NEW colors in our petite 5.3ml bottle. These bitty bottles are perfect for pocket or purse, and so collectible you'll want them all! With a total of 48 shades, the Manicure Miniatures collection now includes everything from the classic crémes you love all week to dazzling glitters for that Saturday night when you want to rock the house. ive never bought black nail polish but im loving this. i like how it applies needs a couple of coats for great coverage might buy in a pastel colour to be bang on trend as i do really like this product.

Delicate and beautiful, adds stunning volume. Great for everyday wear or if you are new to lashes. WE ARE FAUX lashes are handmade from high quality synthetic fibers, with a naturally shaped band for easy application that will give your eyes a striking effect.
Get the most out of your WE ARE FAUX lashes
Always apply mascara to your own lash before putting the false style on, never apply mascara to the false eyelash.
After use, place back onto the original casing. Lashes can be re-used with proper care.
I LOVE false lashes as i have hardly any! although i was suprised to find they hadnt provided glue to stick these beauts on with! TutTut! i recieved Roux Sixteen.

Collection 2000 Cream Puff - Velvet vibes have been all over the catwalk, high street and your favourite celebs. Now you can wear it on your lips with our new velvet-feel, matte-look lip cream! Not used this brand in years but i have to say i was quiet impressed it was better than i remember the brand being, i think theyre on the way up!

Jing Flowering Dragon Tea - JING delivers exceptional tasting tea served with elegance, simplicity and confidence. Our first-hand approach is the foundation of our brand. We find the finest tea producers, design simple and elegant tea wares which deliver optimum taste, and share our knowledge and passion to create an inspired tea culture. im not one bit of a tea fan so i gave it to my boyfriends mum as she likes green tea and it basically said on the pack that the soul ingredient was green tea!!

Aveda Hair Care - Aveda sets the standard. We are the first beauty company to achieve a Cradle to CradleCM Certified sustainability endorsement. Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner™ has Gold-level C2C Cerfification.Features our Smooth Infusion™ aroma, a fresh spicy citrus-floral featuring certified organic bergamot, certified organic palmarosa, Bulgarian rose and Australian sandalwood. was suprised to see 3 mini samples however not tried yet.

Comfort Zone Renight Recover Cream - A soft rich night cream with antioxidant and protective actions for dehydrated, depleted and stressed skins. yet again ive not tried this yet im a faithful Clarins night and day cream user i need to get someone to hide them so i use this! i wouldnt buy the full size no matter what quite steep a price for any cream!



We all love a good old freebie and this ones no different! MaXfactor have teamed up with Boots Stores to bring you this delightful 5 goodie kit worth £24.00!

whats great is i only have ever used maXfactors foundation so this kit is ideal for me to try more of the brand its sort of like another Beauty Box this month!

you get ...

Masterpiece Max Mascara in Black 5.3ml

Mini Kohl Pencil in Black

Mini Nailfinity in Disco Pink

Mini Max Colour Effect Intense Plum

Make Up Bag


(on reverse side euros)

all you have to do is spend £15.00 on maXfactor products which is easily done ...

i bought Foundation and a lipstick ...

i have previously raved about maXfactors weightless foundation and after months its still my favourite highstreet foundation buy!

this foundation costs £9.99 and lasts ages, a little goes along way and you achieve a flawless natural look i use Beige Linen 50 i have very fair skin tone so this gives me a subtle glow not an oompa loopa orange tone.

i also bought a maXfactor lipstick, i normally were lipgloss but now and again i buy a lipstick i feel they make me a little more grown up so im going to invest in more!

this product costs £7.99 and its a glossy looking pinky-red colour named Bewitching Coral.

love and as always
stay pretty powerful xoxo

p.s sorry for the lack of photo quality just wanted to do a quick post so everyone can grab a freebie before boots run out!



well ladies if your anything like me you've always pinched your boyfriends LYNX when you've forgot your deodarant ...

... it gives you better protection and makes you feel fresher for longer

and you ask yourself whys it only for boys :( ....

.... well ask no more grab yourself the limited edition of LYNX for HER!!!

My boyfriend picked these up a couple of weeks ago from the local supermarket and said there was no excuse to pinch his!


personally i love it and im going to stock up as i dont how long theyll be out for!


sorry ladies, ive not blogged in a while as i have had a few changes atm .. .
... i recently went on holiday
... i have recently left my job and started a new one
and finally ... i have been religiously studying for my theory test
so i do apologise i havent replied to comments or posted anything!


The GLORY of  E L L E


today i purchased E L L E 's March Edition, which has the beautiful Alexa Chung on the cover, it costs £3.90. This month you get a freebie! (yaaay) .. Soap and Glorys Thick and Fast Mascara (full size) worth £10.

soap & glory

Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara False Lash Effect Mascara Superjet Black - This false lash effect mascara creates amazingly, longer, fuller, fabulous lashes. Featuring SUPERFILL False Lash Fillers, SHINE AMPLIFIERS, and NOFLAKE24 technology.

E L L E also give you a £2.00 Off any Soap and Glory Cosmetics at Boots Stores.

Theres also lots of funky and gorgeous fashion in this months issue too.

my drawing (above).

So if you want a new mascara or to try out a Soap and Glory product for the first time pick up this months  E L L E !


February's GlossyBox

Look what i got yesterday! ...

... i will admit i was rather dissappointed with this months box but i know other people would've loved their GlossyBox.

This box was inspired by London Fashion Week, which i thought they wouldve had a quirky design on the box to make it different but Oh Well.

Contents in my box ...

Duwop Venom Gloss in Buttercup -
If beautiful shine with stunning color and the Venom tingle is what you're looking for, Venom Gloss delivers. Blending that same spicy concoction of cinnamon, wintergreen and ginger with skin softening ingredients like jojoba, avocado and sunflower oil, beeswax for protection, and green tea for soothing, Venom Gloss gives you full, soft, hydrated lips.i've wanted to try Duwop for a long time and now i had my chance! i LOVE lipglosses so this was right up my street. it does say it tingles and thats no exaggeration!

Dr Bronner Magic Liquid Soap -
 Unlike any you’ve ever used. A combination of organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, together with pure essential oils, creates a unique soap that cleans effectively without being aggressive and produces a velvety-lather that leaves the skin silky-smooth and refreshed. i was dissappointed with this as in my previous box i have recieved soaps. Let me try something else! this was my full sized product.

Paul Mitchell Round Trip -
Adds weightless bounce and detail to curls and waves.
 Also never tried Paul Mitchell's products but im looking forward to this as i like curling my hair.

BM Beauty Pure Mineral Eyeshadow in Dusty Road -
Check out our four beautiful collections of BM Beauty 100% pure mineral eyeshadows. There's a collection to suit every mood. From the day time natural look of an Earthy Princess to the sultry sophistication of Starry Eyed Glamour.BM Beauty mineral eyeshadows are free from parabens, synthetic dyes and fragrances, fillers, bismuth oxychloride, nano particles and animal products. None of our products are tested on animals and we are proud to say that we have BUAV approval. BM Beauty mineral foundation is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
 i have used mineral eyeshadows before and i really like them, i do wish i got the pink colour that other people got in there boxes as thats more my shade.

Como Shambhala -
Full of energising essential oils, Invigorate Lotion is a light moisturiser, perfect for the morning, just after a shower or bath to really wake you up and ready you, even on Mondays... COMO Shambhala Invigorate Lotion has a beautiful, unisex aroma of Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender and Peppermint and comes in eco-friendly packaging.
yet another body lotion ... another item i recieved in previous Glossy Boxes in different brands.

However i was intrigued by this little card ... 

... What will be the mystery box?!?!

ill review my products further once ive tested them!



Umberto Giannini Beauty Secrets 'WOW your Beautiful' Hair Kit

I got this from boots at Christmas time, for £18.00, and ive been giving it a good run before reviewing it. i have previously tried Umberto Giannini's' Sleek and Chic Go Straight Shampoo and Conditioner, but i have to admit this is so much better!

the kit contains ...

Pure Beauty Shampoo 75ml

Intense Beauty Conditioner 75ml

Catwalk Beauty Hairspray 200ml

Instant Beauty Silky Soft Leave-In Conditioner 200ml

... In a Limited Edition Beauty Bag

Umberto Giannini Pure Beauty Shampoo gently cleanses the scalp whilst hydrating damaged ends to restore and revitalise your lovely locks.Umberto Giannini Intense Beauty Conditioner boosts the hydration of your hair and penetrates the hair strands to meet the hair's moisture needs. This indulgent conditioner leaves hair soft, silky and damage free.
The Shampoo and Conditioner leaves your hair soft, shiney and subtle. Everyone lkes a good shampoo and conditioner that 'does the job right' so i suggest you try this combo. The full size bottle costs around £5-£6, Boots currently have a 3 for 2 offer on this brand.

Umberto Giannini Intense Beauty Conditioner boosts the hydration of your hair and penetrates the hair strands to meet the hair's moisture needs. This indulgent conditioner leaves hair soft, silky and damage free.
Umberto Giannini Instant Beauty Silky Soft Leave-in Conditioner, this product is FANTASTIC! Spray in before Bed or during the Day (better results at bedtime) it gives lasting volume and leaves hair refreshed. this full size costs £5-£6.

Umberto Giannini Catwalk Beauty Hairspray leaves your hair glossy with a flexible yet firm finish.
Umberto Giannini Catwalk Beauty Hairspray costs £5-£6. i had previously heard rave reviews on "Umberto Giannini's' Back Comb in a Bottle", so i wondered if this would be of the same quality. my hair was held up all day so if you have and 'exaggerated' style that needs 'fixing' this product is ideal. However careful not to use to much as it can get a wee bit sticky.

so there you have it Beautilious kit for your hair!

P.S watch out for my giveaway coming soon!!