Sunday, 30 March 2014

Spends Ban Days 23 - 29

Morning my lovelies hope your all had a lovely Mothers Day weekend. For me it was also my birthday last thursday so Ive been in a pretty fabulous mood all week.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

GLAMGLOW Bright-Mud Eye Treatment

I think no matter how hard we try not too everyone has a part of their body that if they could change it they would, for me one of those parts are the permanent dark circles under my eyes. No matter what what I do they never seem to be any better and to be honest I don't have the time every morning to spent ages applying concealer. So as I've grown older I've slowly excepted that they are never going to look any better or at least I had until I ordered some Bright-Mud samples from GlamGlow.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Spends Ban Days 16 - 22

Ok so I'll admit I've been pretty rubbish with money this week and I fell off the wagon just a wee bit more this week than I have done in previous weeks.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Glossybox March - My First Impressions

I like to think I'm a pretty positive person and although I've been dissappointed in my previous boxes from Glossybox, I still got excited when I receive my dispatch email Monday evening. Eventhough I tried to avoid spoilers for it, I still managed to find out a few titbits thanks to Twitter and Facebook and I'll admit they got my hopes up that this months box was going to be a good one so when it arrived Wednesday I couldn't wait to open it. This months theme is 'Beauty Blossom' with the box & magazine focusing on the change of season from Winter to Spring and getting us all bang up to date with this years Spring/Summer trends.

Elle Magazine April Freebie

Eventhough I'm on a spending ban I couldn't resist picking up a copy of April Elle magazine as this months freebie is a 75ml Percy & Reed Wonder Balm worth £18.00, I've been hunting for in my local stores with no luck so for me its a fab freebie as Elle magazine is only £4. 

Inside the magazine, there is also a sample of Garnier Oil Body Nourishing Lotion for Dry Skin which I'm sure will come in handy when I'm getting my skin ready for summer. 

If you haven't already picking up a copy I'd recommend you do soon as my local WHSmith only had a few left on their shelves. 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Love Me Beauty Box March

My Love Me Beauty box arrived Tuesday and its fab. The menus this month are all pretty great and after taking my time to decide I optioned for their 3rd edition and I'm pretty pleased I did. 

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Would You Rather? Tag

I couldn't resist completing the BeautyCrowds own blogger tag post challenge once I saw their twitter posts. It's basically a game of ‘Would You Rather’ but with a beauty themed twist!

Monday, 17 March 2014

Birchbox March - Lulu Guinness Special First Impressions

I'll admit I was excited when I heard that Birchboxes March box was going to a collaboration with LuLu Guinness. I'm a proper fangirl when it comes LuLu Guinness I love her handbags and purses, I just wish I could afford to buy one maybe one day (a girl can dream right).

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Spends Ban Days 7 - 15

Happy Sunday my lovelies, hope your all enjoying a fabulous weekend. I can't believe its already the end of my second week on my spends ban, the days are just rushing by. 

I started the week on a pretty great high when I received my uni essay mark (it was the psychology one and I passed, yay me), and I managed to hold on to that high feeling for the rest of the week making me super confident to stick to the ban. To be fair though the arrival of a few of my prearranged my beauty boxes helped in distracting me. 

Saturday, 15 March 2014

You Beauty Box March

This months theme is Best of British so not surprisingly all the products are well known British brands, and as March is officially the start of spring this monthly products focus on getting us spring ready and giving us some much needed tlc. 

The products I selected from this month menu were BeautyLab London Glycowash & John Freida Frizz Ease Serum

Friday, 14 March 2014

GLAMGLOW Youth-Mud Review

The Youth-Mud mask claims to provide an instant tightening and brightening effect to your skin in just 10 minutes that should last 3 days or more and following the amazing results I had using the Super-Mud mask, I was very excited to give it a try and after a stressful week I couldn't resist any longer. 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Liebster Blog Award

As my blog is still just taking its baby steps I'm so pleased to be nominated for the Liebster Award by Jodie from rocknrollajod. The Liebster Award is a fabulous way of all us bloggers with less than 200 followers to help other small bloggers reach a wider audience. The rules are that after you've been nominated you post eleven facts about yourself, and then answer eleven questions asked by the blogger who nominated you. You then continue the cycle all over again by nominating eleven more bloggers yourself and asking eleven new questions.

So heres eleven random facts about me....

Monday, 10 March 2014

Graze Goodybox

It sometimes feels as though I'm fighting a seemingly never ending battle to encourage my eldest daughter to try new foods as at home at least she's quite a fussy eater. In school the teachers tell me that she'll happily try new snacks along with her friends but at home it's constantly 'I don't like it' before she's even tried it. 

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Spending Ban Days 1 - 7

Yay it's Saturday and day 8 of my spends ban and it's fair to said I think I've managed pretty well, I've been avoiding my favourite bargain shops like the plague which I've found surprising easy, and even after a shopping trip to the sales on Tuesday to get my girls some summer clothes all I pick up for myself was the March edition of Instyle magazine. My only other 2 beauty related purchases this week were Aussie 3 minute miracle conditioner (a much needed replacement) and Batiste dry shampoo which I picked up during my weekly shop Thursday. 

Friday, 7 March 2014

GLAMGLOW Super-Mud Review

I was so excited when my GlamGlow samples arrived last Saturday and I couldn't wait to try them out. So later that night I decided to take half an hours me-time and try out the Super-Mud clearing treatment.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

February Monthly Favorites

February seemed to go by in the blink of an eye so I've really had to think hard about which of my everyday products were my favourites.  

Charles Worthington Instant Amplifying Volume Treatment Review

I have thick wavy hair and since growing it long I've noticed that inbetween my regular hairdressers trips to get it trimmed and thinned, it tends to become look quite flat especially at the roots. So I thought I'd give the sample of Instant Amplifying Volume Treatment I go in my February YouBeauty box a shot and see if it made any difference. 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

How much is my face worth? TAG

Cloe Anne Beauty recently did a How much is my face worth TAG, which you can find here and invited me to do the same so here it is.
Seeing Cloe's total got me thinking about how much do I actually spend when it comes to doing my everyday make up look? I like to think I'm pretty much low maintenance when it comes to make-up but am I really?  

So here's my list of products that I use for my everyday look.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Let the Spending Ban Commence

Was it just me or did February just seem to fly-by, can't believe its the 1st March already and the first day of my 31 day self imposed spending ban, but I'm feeling great but that might be just because my GlamGlowMud samples arrived this morning.

Anyway I've got quite a few products Im planning to review soon and as usual I have this months beauty boxes to look forward too, I also have uni work that's due so I'll be working on getting that finished. All in all I should have plenty to keep me & my restless fingers busy and away from my favourite bargain beauty sites.

Hope your all having a fab start to your weekend and Happy St David's Day from sunny wales.

I'd love to hear what you all think of the blog so far and if there's anythink you'd like me to review or even god help me for asking anythink that's annoying you.