Monday, 30 November 2015

10 things I love about winter!


Hello friends
I thought I would share some of my favourite things about the winter time!

  1. Cosy fluffy warm socks and onsie/pjs
  2. Relaxing all snug and warm by the fireplace watching TV/films
  3. Hot Chocolate (options as they are sugar free great for us diabetics!)
  4. Christmas time spending it with loved ones and the decorations gifts its my favourite time of the year!
  5. Snow!! I wish for some snow every winter as we hardly ever get snow in Liverpool but when we do its great!
  6. Wearing a warm cosy jumper coat and woolies and fleece lined boots on a crisp cold winter's day stroll.
  7. Having duvet days when it's cold raining and blustery outside and you're all cosy inside the duvet having a DVD box set marathon.
  8. Warm hearty meals such as sausage casserole and scouse (Liverpudlian stew) and home made soup.
  9. I look forward to the festive nailart challenges and creating Christmas scenes on my nails!
10 New year new start planning small positive goals for the year ahead.

That's all for today but thanks for reading.
What's your favourite thing about winter?
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Saturday, 28 November 2015

40 great nailart ideas- comics & cartoons

Hi friends
it is the weekend yay! and that can only mean one thing? yes its time for this weeks 40 great nailart ideas the prompt is comics & cartoons!
 
 
I decided to do a simple nailart this week and one of my favourite cartoon characters when I was growing up was The Pink Panther!
 
  
The items I used for this nailart are listed below.
 
  • Moyou Nails polish in White.
  • BeautyUK matte top coat.
  • Nicole by O.P.I polish in Carnival cotton candy.
  • Nails INC polish in Kensington square.
  • Sinful colors in Pinky Glitter.
  • Sharpie markers in black yellow dark-pink
  • MoYou Nails Image Plate 405
 I started with the thumb nail first and I gave the thumb nail a coat of white as a base then when dry I went over it with the matte top coat as I find when using any marker pens it it easier to use on a matte surface.
I began drawing the pink panther using a pink marker and filled it in with a nailart brush and the OPI polish and the Nails incs polish I went over any lines again with the dark pink marker.I filled in the eyes with the yellow marker.
I then started with the middle and little finger gave a coat of white polish and on the middle finger I sketched out the detective character using the black marker.
On the little finger I used  the MoYou Nails Image Plate 405 for the paw prints using the OPI polish.
The pointer finger I used the OPI polish and on the ring finger I used the Nails inc polish then when dry I gave the 2 nails a coat of the pink glitter polish.

 
I wasn't that happy with the final result of this nailart as I struggled to sit comfortably as I was in a lot of pain with my back which has a bulging disk  but anyways I hope you liked this nailart!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Please check the other fabulous nailart below.
 
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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Moyou Nails stamping plates review!

Hey friends
I have another review for you from Moyou Nails who kindly sent me some stamping plates for review!  
 
MoYou Nails Image Plate 81
£2.99
Description

Use the MoYou Image Plate 81 to create a lovely French manicure with designs that include hearts and flowers, as well as abstract geometric circles.

MoYou Nails Image Plate 309
£4.99
Description

A girl can never have too many flowers. With this nail art stamping plate, you can use a combination of designs to create a quirky, romantic and sexy on-trend look.  Whether you decide to go with the classic red rose look or to experiment with colours for a unique and sassy work of art, this stamping plate is a great way to bring friends together for a girl’s night in. It is a great way to jazz up your nail varnish collection, making it a fun and simple way to accessorise any outfit.

 
 
Items I used for this Nail art review are listed below.
  •  Moyou Nails round plate No 81 you can purchase it HERE
  •  Moyou Nails round plate No 309 you can purchase it HERE
  • Moyou Nails polish in White you can purchase it HERE
  •  Moyou Nails stamping kit you can purchase it HERE
  • O.P.I polish in Happy anniversary.
  • Saffron polish in Cream.
  • Revlon polish in Runway Pearl.
  • Essence polish in a piece of forever.
I started with the thumb nail and the middle and little finger using a coat of white polish then when dry I went over them using the O.P.I polish then when dry I stamped some images using the essence gold polish.
The point and ring finger I used a coat of the cream polish then when dry went over them using the Revlon polish then when dry I stamped some images using the essence polish.


Thanks to Moyou Nails for sending me these items for this review!

I have a announcement to make regarding the Friday  (black Friday sales)
  That the Brand Yves Rocher UK is respectful and united from the events that happened to Paris.
For this reason, they have decided to not use the word “Black Friday”.
The wording will be replaced by “Temptation Days’.
You can get up to 60% off for a limited time only!

More posts coming up!
 thanks for reading have a lovely day!
 
*Products was sent to me for consideration for the purpose of this review only. No monetary compensation was received. 
 
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Monday, 23 November 2015

Yu-Be skin care products review!

 Hi friends
I was kindly sent some products and sample sizes to review from Yu-Be skin care Japan. 
 

Yu-Be skin care products (pronounced “YOO-BEE”) are Glycerin-based, enriched with Vitamin E, Vitamin B2 and Camphor. Yu-Be skin care products contain a uniquely high Glycerin content which makes Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Products so effective against serious dry skin and truly sets it apart from other skin care creams.
It was 1957 when a young pharmacist named Yoshikiyo Nowatari first introduced his now famous Yu-Be skin care moisturizing cream to Japan. His creation was invented at the request of a woman long-suffering from dry, cracked skin. She was tired of using petroleum-based skin care products that she found to be greasy, messy and ineffective. Through a specially developed manufacturing process he created a highly concentrated glycerin-based, vitamin-enriched moisturizing cream that could replenish lost moisture without any greasy mess. Yu-Be skin care products have gone on to become one of the longest and best-selling skin care products in Japan today.
Try our entire line of skin care products and…”Feel the comforting goodness of Yu-Be“.

First up is the  Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream 1 fl. oz. (31ml) tube.
Description
-Concentrated moisturizer helps hydrate and soothe dry skin
-Helps smooth rough, dry skin on hands, elbows, knees and feet.
-Non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and lasts.
-Contains no artificial colors, fragrances or SPF.


My thoughts
I used this cream for my hands and feet mainly and I must say it is fantastic!
I had cracked dry heels on my feet and this cream has made my feet so soft and smooth and has helped clear away the cracked heels!
I also used this cream on my hands and cuticles and it has made them very soft and less chapped.I highly recommend this product!


Next is the Yu-Be Lip Balm (standard size stick)
Description
Yu-Be Lip Balm is made with ingredients based on the original Japanese Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream formula including Vitamin E and and is your new go-to for moisturizing dry lips all year round.

My thoughts
Excellent product, Easily the best lip balm ever.
Its totally smooth, unlike some 'gritty' feeling balms.
It is quite light and doesn't leave a greasy feel.
I have always suffered with dry, peeling and cracking lips and have always tried to keep up a routine of using balms,but after using this lip balm my cracked lips heeled  up in a matter of days and all signs of dryness disappeared.
It really is a perfect product, I would recommend to anyone,
Next is the  Yu-Be Moisturizing Body Lotion 10.25 fl. oz. (300ml) pump
Description
The same top-selling Japanese formula from Yu-Be Moisturising Cream... now in a smooth, moisturising body lotion! Use daily from head to toe.
Benefits 
Absorbs quickly and provides deep hydration for hours.
Suggested Use 
Apply a small amount on all dry skin areas of face, lips or body as needed. 
My thoughts
This a wonderful moisturising lotion.It is absolutely fantastic!!
I have dry skin areas on my legs and the back of my arms and this lotion has helped my skin a lot. It does exactly as it says.
The first day I used it my skin felt soft, moisturised, and supple.
 My skin looks healthier and it doesn't burn or itch! It's so smooth to put on and a little product goes a long way. I've never found anything like it before I'm so so so happy.
Would recommend it for anyone that wants a very good, smooth and moisturised looking skin.
Next is the Yu-Be Heel & Elbow Moisturizing Socks.
Description

Say sayonara to dry, cracked heels and elbows! Yu-Be Heel & Elbow Moisturizing Socks are made with an advanced bacteria-absorbing material called Chitosan that is both hypoallergenic and has remarkable anti-microbial properties to help eliminate odour and promote healthy skin. Soak and wash dry, cracked heels or elbows in warm water for several minutes before bedtime to allow pores to open and maximize absorption whilst sleeping. Apply Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream generously on affected areas and cover with Yu-Be Heel & Elbow Socks.




 


My thoughts
I used these socks with the Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream on my feet!
 These socks are perfect for using with any moisturiser.
The quality is brilliant and very very soft. Unlike normal socks these socks come up to your ankle so they do not fall of in the night whilst in bed. They keep your feet moisturised

Soft and comfortable, do exactly what they are designed for.  I Would recommend this product!
 

Last up is the Yu-Be Foaming Skin Polish 6.75 fl. oz. (200ml) tube.
Description
Fine grains of rice bran combine with bamboo and gentle cleansing agents to create a luxuriously foaming scrub that washes away dry skin.
Benefits
Gently exfoliates dry skin on face and body.
Suggested Use
Use anywhere on face or body while bathing. Use a quarter size drop and mix with water to create lather. Rinse and follow up with Yu-Be Body Lotion or Moisturising Cream for best results. 

My thoughts
I'm so pleased with this body scrub Ive used so many scrubs looking for one that can really ex foliate and do a good job and this one is perfect!
I love how it lathers up and scrub is so easy to work over your whole body,
Leaves you feeling beautifully clean and ex foliated , gets rid of all the dead skin.
It did not leave red marks like other have in the past,it has a good texture.
 I can recommend this scrub to anybody.

Many thanks to  Yu-Be for sending these wonderful products for review!
You can check out there website click HERE

More posts coming up shortly.
thanks for reading.
*Products was sent to me for consideration for the purpose of this review only. No monetary compensation was received. 
 
 
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Saturday, 21 November 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Grey and Colour


Hey friends
 
How are we all doing? good I hope.
I have this weeks 40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Grey and Colour +My prompt is Pattern on Pattern!
 
I decided to do 2 blog posts in one and use my new Moyou Nails square stamping plates for this weeks nailart.
 
 
MoYou Nails Image Plate 405
£4.99
Description

Treat your playful side with MoYou Nails stamping plate 405. Jam-packed with various patterns from cupcake designs to tribal print, you’ll never go bored with MoYou Nails’ new range. The new plate sizes are perfect for those who want more designs without sizing up to the salon pro boards. This is the perfect addition to your MoYou Nails stamping nail art collection.
The designs size range from 0.5 x 1.5 cm to 1.5 x 2 cm.

MoYou Nails Image Plate 409
£4.99
Description

Our new Valentines range will have you throwing arrows. With beautiful angel wings, you’ll believe you’re cupid! Not to mention the stunning range of hearts we have! Your manicure will look fierce. Our miniature salon pro boards will offer you a beautiful array of hearts and angel wings with MoYou Nails stamping image plate 409.
The designs size range from 0.5 x 1.5 cm to 1.5 x 2 cm.
 
The items I used to create this nailart are listed below.
 
  • Moyou Nails square plate No 405 you can purchase it HERE
  • Moyou Nails square plate No 409 you can purchase it HERE
  • Moyou Nail polish in Light blue you can purchase it HERE
  • Moyou Nails stamping kit you can purchase it HERE
  • Rimmel polish in Little Bo Peep.
  • TarasTalons Indie brand polish No 186
  • Catrice polish in Have an Ice day.
I started with applying all nails 2 coats of the rimmel gray polish then when dry I used the Moyou Nails plate 405 and stamped the rain/bubble image using the Tarastalons polish.
When dry fully I went over the nails using the You Nails Light blue polish and stamping the images from plate No 409. gave each nail a glitter top coat using the Catrice polish.


 I am looking forward to bringing you more Moyou Nails products reviews in the next few weeks!
Thanks to Moyou Nails for sending me these items for this review!
More posts coming up!
Please check out the other fabulous nailart below.
thanks for reading.
*Products was sent to me for consideration for the purpose of this review only. No monetary compensation was received. 
  
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Acuregen Anti-age Body Oils review

  Hi friends
 I hope your week is going well so far.
I have a great review for you today from Acuregen!
Acuregen is a training organisation and innovation-led product house with expertise in the field of cosmetic acupuncture and related treatments. These services are aimed at professional acupuncturists and a global network of Acuregen-trained Licensed Practitioners  is now available to offer clients the Acuregen-branded treatments. 
To find out more please click HERE.



Acuregen Anti-age Rose Body Oil
Product Description

A highly purifying and detoxifying blend of botancially active essential oils
powered by the potent, cleansing and calming properties of nourishing
Rose oil. Additionally fortified with Geranium and Frankincense essential
oils for active support to the body’s circulatory function and nervous
systems with boosted immune defense.
PURIFY 2 COMPLEX – FEATURED BOTANICALS: Rose Absolute,
Geranium Oil
Directions:
Add a few drops to bath water.
For enhanced post-bath rehydration apply directly to slightly moist skin or add a few drops to lotion and apply liberally until fully absorbed to seal in surface moisture.
Patch test on a small area of skin and leave 24 hours to ensure suitability prior to first full application.


My Thoughts
Smells divine. Don't need much at all as it spreads really far. Not greasy and soaks in really well.
skin feels and looks well hydrated after application.
The oil is also perfect for adding a few drops to bath water for a relaxing soak.
I also find this oil is great to provide emolliency to the skin during shaving with shaving creams.
Try a few drops spread on your hands and run it through the length of your hair. No greasy look, just incredible shine!

Acuregen Anti-age Jasmine Body Oil
Product Description

A deeply refining and smoothing blend of naturally active essential oils
harnessing the superior hydrating and rejuvinating properties of finest
grade Jasmine oil. Formulated to impart exceptional toning and
high-powered age-defense with the additional anti-oxidant potency of
organic Argan Oil and Ylang Ylang for outstanding free-radical protection
and deep cell fortification.
FEATURED BOTANICALS: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Orange Oil
Directions:
Add a few drops to bath water.
For enhanced post-bath rehydration apply directly to slightly moist skin or add a few drops to lotion and apply liberally until fully absorbed to seal in surface moisture.
Patch test on a small area of skin and leave 24 hours to ensure suitability prior to first full application.

My thoughts
Really good quality oil.. leaves no residue after being applied
This product matches all my requirements.
I use it for skin, hair and nails, which makes it an even more interesting product.
Would recommend to anyone looking for a smooth, young and healthy skin / hair / nails.
 
 I hope you liked this review!
Thanks to Acuregen for sending me these lovely products for this review!
Thanks for stopping by!
More posts coming up!


*Products was sent to me for consideration for the purpose of this review only. No monetary compensation was received.
 
 
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Monday, 16 November 2015

Bella and Bear products review!

  Hi friends
I hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Today I have a lovely products review to show you from Bella and Bear.
They also have a Amazon pageyou can check out HERE
I was kindly sent 2 lovely products a eyelash curler and brow brush.
 
 
 
 Lash Curler By Bella & Bear
A pretty floral Bella & Bear box.
Inside the box is a floral cotton drawstring bag containing the eyelash curler and a  replacement pad.
The curler is so stylish yet gives that vintage feel I love the cherry red handles!
These curlers grip the eyelash Very well without squeezing too hard on the handles.
The handles are nice and comfortable, Nice and sturdy This innovative eyelash curler has a special curved design to suit all eye shapes
I use before using mascara and after to create the perfect long lasting curl.

Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm ; 14 g

Eyebrow Brush By Bella & Bear.
pretty floral Bella & Bear box containing the item inside.
Dual end with a spoolie ideal for combing through brows and separating lashes combined with an angled, firm bristled brush to apply powder and waxes to define and enhance brows.
I found this brush great for shaping my brows with ease using it with my brow powder.
I always like to coat my lashes with mascara then brush through them with the spoolie end as it gets rid of any un tidy lashes and clumpy bits.
Overall a fantastic product!

Product Dimensions: 20 x 2 x 2 cm 
There is a code for my followers to use onAmazon.co.uk
20% off all Bella & Bear items valid through until 31 December LITTLE10
 
Many thanks to Bella and Bear for sending me these lovely items to review!
Thanks for reading!
 
*Products was sent to me for consideration for the purpose of this review only. No monetary compensation was received.
 
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Saturday, 14 November 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Your Job

Hi friends
I hope you all well.
 
 

Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge prompt this week is Your Job,
I must admit I did struggle with this as I am a home-maker/housewife and a Mum to my daughter Kim!
So I thought I would paint freehand a 50s style housewife with apron and cooking pot!
 
 
 I used acrylic paints and a beautyUk polish in Coral burst. and some sharpie pens!
 

 
 
I hope you liked this nailart!
Don't forget to check the fabulous nailart below! 
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thanks for stopping by.

 
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Oceanic Jewellery Autumn Review week 4

  Hey friends
It is my last week of my Oceanic jewelers review! 
Today I have a beautiful stylish necklace and earring set to show you.
 

 
 
Necklace
LENGTH: 44 + 76cm
EXTENSION LENGTH: 8cm
WEIGHT: 10g
FASTENING: LOBSTER CLASP
STONE TYPE: GLASS
MATERIAL: METAL ALLOY
CHAIN TYPE: CURB CHAIN
PRODUCT COLOUR: GOLD/RED
METAL FINISH: GOLD TONE

My thoughts
This is a charming necklace I was expecting the chain to be more delicate than it is, but it looks great on
will look good on a higher neck jumper in the colder weather.
The quality of this item is exceptional for the price.
looks expensive too would definitely recommend!
 



Earrings
LENGTH: 4.5cm
WEIGHT: 3g
FASTENING: FISH HOOK
STONE TYPE: GLASS
MATERIAL: METAL ALLOY
PRODUCT COLOUR: GOLD / RED
METAL FINISH: GOLD TONE

My thoughts
These earrings are just gorgeous!
The photo really doesn't do them justice!
comfortable and very trendy to wear when you go out for smart occasion to night out.
They are a bit smaller than they looked in the photo but hat does not matter. Would recommend to anyone.  
 
I would like to thank you Oceanic Jewelers for sending me the lovely products for these reviews! 
 
Thanks for reading!
 *Products was sent to me for consideration for the purpose of this review only. No monetary compensation was received.
 
 
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Monday, 9 November 2015

Organic Surge products review!

  Hi friends
Hope you all have a good start to the week!

I was kindly sent some products to review from Organic Surge.
I was sent volume boost shampoo and volume boost conditioner and a hot cloth cleanser.



Organic Surge Volume Boost Shampoo
250ml
Description

For Fine Or Flyaway Hair
With our Earth Balance fragrance, Volume Boost Shampoo gently washes away dirt and impurities to leave hair soft, strong and manageable.Strengthen with native wheat proteins whilst a special blend of amino acids promises to keep your hair looking naturally healthy.
Organic Surge Shampoo is free from harsh foaming agents that strip hair of its natural oils and can cause scalp irritation. Enjoy the lightweight lather created by naturally-derived ingredients.


My Thoughts
Very pleased with this Nice, gentle shampoo which works well before using the partnering conditioner.
It creates a nice lather, not too little or too much. It washes off easily and leaves the hair feeling squeaky clean.
What an excellent product. Unlike several other volumising shampoos ive tried this one does really work and it leaves your hair very soft and shiny.
On its own the shampoo is a nice product that smells gorgeous. 
Use the conditioner and you should notice a difference to both the texture and volume of your hair. The longer you use the products the longer the volumising effect seems to last.
Definately recommend this to any woman.I am very pleased with the results.


Organic Surge Volume Boost Conditioner
200ml
Description

For Fine Or Flyaway Hair

With our Earth Balance fragrance, Volume Boost Conditioner gently softens and strengthens hair without the commonly-used silicones that can weigh down fine hair. The caring formula is enriched with wheat proteins and coconut extracts to boost the appearance of volume, plus a special blend of amino acids promises to add body and shine to keep your hair looking naturally healthy.

My Thoughts
Lovely product to use, feels luxurious,
This conditioner gives your hair a lot of body and easily detangles hair, it's easy to use and smells great.
Having been using these products for a little while now and would highly recommend. Lasts a long time as you need just a little although I do find that my conditioner runs out first.
I would advise anyone with any type hair just to try it, it may not be everyones ideal duo but it certainly is mine.


Organic Surge 10 Year Anniversary Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser
Description
Organic Surge is celebrating 10 years of excellence with this limited edition Hot Cloth Cleanser.
For normal to dry or mature skin


Our natural brightening hot cloth cleanser gently removes dirt and impurities, harnessing the highest quality essential oils and moisturisers to care and clean to fully rejuvenate skin.

Massaged over dry skin, it will loosen and dissolve everyday grime, which is then wiped away with a cloth and hot water. The massaging action will stimulate blood flow in the skin, giving a natural glow to the complexion, enhanced by the gentle exfoliation from use of a cloth in the cleansing regime.


My Thoughts
This Hot Cloth Cleanser is one of the nicest products I've used. Smells divine and is packed with all natural active ingredients so gentle on your skin. Cleanses really well with no irritation to the skin!
The cleanser has a creamy formula, the first few days of use my skin has drastically improved in tone and clarity, it feels more moisturised and smells divine
It leaves the face feeling clean without any tightness and it will never be drying.
Very pleasant to use and a little goes a long way so quite economical.
I highly recommend to anyone!

I hope you liked this review!
Thanks to Organic Surge for sending me these lovely products for this review!
Thanks for stopping by!
More posts coming up!
 
*Products was sent to me for consideration for the purpose of this review only. No monetary compensation was received.
 
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Saturday, 7 November 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas –Black & White

  Hey friends
It is that time of the week for The 40 Great Nail Art Ideas –Black & White and my pattern was Patchwork.
 
I found this weeks challenge a little difficult if I'm honest as doing patchwork with black & white isn't as easy as it sounds! well it wasn't for me haha as I am kinda use to doing more colours with patchwork. 
 
I used these items below. 
 
  • Pretty polish in Leather effect-Black
  • Moyou nails polish in Black and White
  • BeautyUK Matte top coat
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Various stamping plates
  • Dotting tool
I used various different ways to try and create a patchwork effect pattern on my nails by using the above items I hope you like them.

 Don't forget to check out the wonderful manis below!
 Thanks for stopping by.
 
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