Saturday, 28 April 2012

Fabulous Freebie: This Works Perfect Defense SPF 30 Worth £30!

Hi everyone! I have an amazing offer to tell you about from the lovely people at This Works. Receive a Free Full Size Perfect Defense SPF 30 30ml worth £30 when you spend £35 or more on skincare on their site!

"Receive a free perfect skin defense SPF30 (worth £30) when you spend £35 or more on skincare.
This Works’ philosophy for ageing wisely is simple: stay out of the sun, wear a hat, an SPF and use skin care with proven natural actives that work. To encourage healthy skincare habits and in line with our philosophy to ageing wisely, we are offering the chance to try perfect skin defense spf 30 free with the purchase of  This Works skincare to the value of £35 or more.
Perfect skin defense spf 30 (worth £30) is a tinted, broad spectrum sunscreen that provides UVA and UVB  protection while nourishing, hydrating and providing the ideal base for long-lasting makeup.
*Your FREE perfect skin defense SPF30 will be automatically added to your basket at checkout.
Offer expires: 19th May 2012."

-Taken from their website.

Have you ever tried any of This Works products?

Thursday, 26 April 2012

How to: Caviar Manicure

My caviar manicure beads have finally arrived! A little while ago, I wrote a post on how you can recreate Ciate's Caviar Manicure for less, and mine have just arrived all the way from Hong Kong, so I'm going to show you how they look!

I followed the video below, and this is how my nails turned out! I love it! The beads themselves were a total steal at just over £2 with free postage, as opposed to £18 from Ciate. In my opinion, they look exactly the same, and for a £16 saving, they are fantastic! The set I bought compromised of 18 little vials full of microbeads of all different colours. I would highly recommend these to anyone wanting to try out the Caviar Manicure, as they are so affordable and look amazing! The look is also so easy to recreate. If you would like to purchase a set of microbeads, you can get 18 little vials for just £2.19 from this ebay seller.

Will you be trying out the Caviar Manicure?


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Burt's Bees Bargain - £55 of Products For Just £20!

Hi everyone! Just a quick post to let all of you Burt's Bees lovers know that they are currently offering a £20 grab bag on their website. It contains £55 worth of products, and any spend over £25 also has free delivery!

"We’ve mixed and matched our most popular natural products into the UK’s first ever grab bag - a £55 value, for just £20! Filled with 12 items including four full-size products (one of which is a full 8 oz. bottle of our Classic Milk & Honey Body Lotion), an assortment of mini-size products, and some special gifts! It’s the perfect gift for yourself or someone special. These bags won’t last long so shop now! Contents will vary. All items are sold as is and some may have slight packaging/label related scratches."
-Taken from their Website

If you would like one of these grab bags, click here. They would be fantastic for people new to Burt's Bees, so you can try out a load of their products, for more than half of the RRP!

Have you ever tried Burt's Bees? Do you have a favourite product?

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Summer Lovin' - Dresses

1. Asymmetric Midi Dress - Topshop £42
2. Parisian Black Skater Dress - New Look £24.99
3. Butterfly Dipped Hem Maxi Dress - New Look £29.99
4. Stripe Belted Dress - Topshop £29
5. Black Feather Print Wrap Dress - New Look £24.99
6. Floral Patch Dress - Topshop £46
7. Floral Zip Back Dress - Topshop £49

Have you found any lovely summer dresses around recently?


Thursday, 12 April 2012

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Fabulous Freebie: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish with RED Magazine!

Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the easter break and indulged in plenty of chocolate! Just a quick heads up to let you know that May's Issue of RED Magazine contains a free 30ml tube of the infamous Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish and a Muslin Cloth, with retail value of £5.50! This is fantastic if you'd like to try the cleanser, as the magazine is only £3.90! A word of warning, though: I got mine from Sainsbury's, as in some places, the magazines do not contain the freebie (yes, I'm talking about you, Morrisons!), so watch out! Here's what the issue looks like:

"We only make one cleanser because this formulation is the ultimate in concentrated yet gentle cleansing power and works on every age and skin type.
Our plant based cleanser has a two-phase action, phase one is the cleansing. Free from mineral oil, it has a rich and creamy texture and swiftly removes all traces of face and eye make up, even stubborn mascara.Phase two is the polishing. Polish off the cream using the pure muslin cloth to gently dislodge dead skin cells and help reveal clean, soft and radiant skin. Naturally active ingredients include eucalyptus and cocoa butter for smoother, clearer skin. Suitable for all skin types"
-Taken from their Website

In addition to the Liz Earle freebie, there are two samples inside the magazine: an Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup Sachet (Pg. 35) and a Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Sachet (Pg. 194).

As if this wasn't already enough, there are also several pages with perfume samples on! Overall, I would highly recommend picking up this magazine, as you're not only getting a tube of Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish, but numerous samples and a hefty 300 page magazine to keep you busy! All for just £3.90 - a total bargain!

Have you tried Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish? What did you think of it?


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Brand New: Nails Inc Fishnet Magnetic Nail Polish!

I am so excited about this - following the huge success of their previous Magnetic polishes, Nails Inc have announced the release of a new line of Magnetic Polishes! Their Fishnet Magnetic polishes come in three different shades: Piccadilly, Soho, and Spitalfields, all of the titles in line with the "London theme", along with the other polishes in their magnetic range - Trafalgar Square and Houses of Parliament to name a few.

Nails Inc have produced the polishes in three colours, promising to create a unique fishnet pattern like you have never seen before! You can create professional, chic nail art in a matter of minutes. Here's a sneak peek in to what they actually look like on the nails:


*Photos taken from the Nails Inc Website*

I love the look of these colours - so pretty, and the pattern the polishes create is so unique! If you want to purchase them, all three colours are currently available on the Nails Inc Website for £13 each - Click here for a link. If you really want one, I'd be quick, as the original Magnetic polish sold out extremely fast!

Have you tried Magnetic Polish? Do you like the look of this?


Sunday, 8 April 2012

DIY: Topshop Studded Loafers

Hi everyone! Following yesterdays post about DIY Caviar Nails Manicure, I set myself the challenge of trying to replicate Topshop's Studded Loafers...

Topshop - £28 (That's if you can get hold of them!)

These couldn't be easier to make - and I've compiled a little "recipe" for you all, to achieve incredibly similar shoes for under a tenner! That's an £18 saving on the Topshop ones, which are nearly impossible to track down! It's crazy - I've seen a pair go for £50 on ebay, total madness! Anyway...

The first thing you'll need is a pair of plain pumps. I found mine in H&M for just £7.99

These do feel a lot more sturdy and supportive for your feet than the Topshop ones, which is ideal if you envisage on wearing them outside of the house - for £28, you should, anyway! You can probably pick up a pair for around £4 from Primark, but I find H&M shoes do last a lot longer, and they have a lovely suede effect, too! Next, you will need your studs. The ones on the Topshop Loafers are slightly pointy, however, if you prefer, you can use rounded ones. Both are readily available on Ebay for under £2 all in - bargain!

Next, it's time to get busy! Now, you can of course randomly place studs on the shoes, however, I would advise getting a piece of chalk and marking where you want to put them beforehand, so A: you don't ruin the shoes, and B: you don't go overboard! If you want the studs to look exactly the same as the ones on the Topshop version, follow my little guide:

1. Make a straight vertical line of four studs in the middle of your shoe
2. Make two symmetrical lines going around the edge of the shoe. The studs should be placed in between the studs in the middle line. So, if you were to draw a line joining the two studs at the edge of the shoe, the line would cross in the middle of the middle studs, like this:

3. Add two studs in the middle of each of the lines you have just created. They should also line up, like so:

Now, for the sides of the shoes! I would highly recommend chalking where the studs go for this, as I have, as you want the studs to be symmetrical either side of the shoe!

4. This is how your shoes should look so far!
5. Carry on with the bottom line which you created on the front of the shoe. Take it all the way to the back of the shoe, curving slightly at the end.
6. Fill in the area under the line with two studs. Use the same technique as you did on the front of the shoe.
7. Create a final line, like the previous one. Ensure the stud is in between the two below it, like so:

Et Voila! 7 Steps to a gorgeous (and long-lasting) replica of Topshop's Studded Loafers! A lovely project for a rainy Sunday, and you'll have saved yourself £18 in the process! Better still, nobody's shoes will be identical to yours!

If you need any additional help, drop me a message below! I hope this was useful!


Saturday, 7 April 2012

More Lines Added: River Island Sale! My Favourites...

So much coloured denim! Perfect for spring days/summer nights!
1. Pink Stripe Skinny Jeans Were £40, Now £20
2. Coral Fluorescent Skinny Trousers Were £30, Now £15
3. Pink Skinny Trousers Were £30, Now £15
4. Pink Fluorescent Skinny Trousers Were £30, Now £15

Gorgeous dresses, perfect for summer nights out, and also, classy enough for work parties, etc!
1. Beige Fringe Dress Was £35, Now £15
2. Purple Belted Playsuit Was £40, Now £20
3. Cream Flower Swing Tunic Was £45, Now £20
4. Black Bow Dress Was £45, Now £20

Has anything caught your eye in the River Island Sale?


Friday, 6 April 2012

DIY: Caviar Nails Manicure!

I am a huge fan of Ciate's Caviar Nail Kits and as soon as they were released, I was eager to get my hands on a set. However, within a few hours of release, they sold out, so I have been looking for alternatives! I was also a little reluctant to shell out £18 for what is effectively, a nail polish and a little tub of beads. 

So, I headed off to ebay and found these:

They come in an array of different colours, as opposed to the Ciate Manicure set, which only has one colour (unless you go for the rainbow one, pictured above). Here, you could even mix your own combinations! What's best about these, is they are just £2.19 from this ebay seller with free postage! Please bear in mind they are coming from Hong Kong, but for £2.19, you can't go wrong! I always wonder how these sellers from Hong Kong can make a profit when they offer items at an extremely low price with free shipping - surely most of the £2.19 would be used for shipping?! It certainly is the case in the UK! Anyway, I have ordered mine and there are plenty available! Once mine arrive, I will be making a DIY Caviar Nails post, but in the mean time, here is a fantastic Youtube Tutorial:

Have you heard of the Caviar Manicure? Will you be trying it out?


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Lust List #003

Primark Pink & Mint Blazers
Photo from Belle's Boutique
Essie Tart Deco Nail Polish
River Island Lace Mint Skater Dress
H&M Ballet Pumps
Tangle Teezer
Givenchy Antigona Bag

What have you been lusting after recently?