Thursday, 30 December 2010

Mac Sparkley Tartan Tale

Merry Christmas everyone! Soooo as I was sat today on a needed day off from work, I decided my next couple of blogs would be about presents I received over Christmas! Now as i was un-wrapping them all on Xmas morning I received about 4 gifts from the Tartan Tale products!
The first one im reviewing I was extremely excited about, it was one of the little tins that included 5 pigments/glitters =D !!!!!

So From L-R 
Mauvement, Silver Fog, Reflects Pearl, Cheers My Dear! and Softwash Grey.

Now these are little minitures of the normal pigment bottles but I personally think they are a great size and will last me a long time =)


So the bottom colour ( near my wrist) Mauvement,
Then from top to bottom Silver Fog, Reflects Pearl, Cheers My Dear! and Softwash Grey.



Now I love love love these pigments not alot is needed to get the desired colour , I also found them very build-able, and can be deepend easily! Reflects Pearl has to be my fav! Its just amazing and sparkley which im unusually loving at the minute!
Definitely a thumbs up to MAC for this product!
I cant wait to do FOTD with these =) deffinitly be gettin put to use!

What do you guys think? 
Are you a pigment fan?
Terri
x

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Hair one ?

So after I read a few reviews of hair cleanses I really wanted to try one. After reading a few blog reviews, being a huge fan of Sara walker and discovering she had found one in tkmaxx for only £5.99!
I decided to hit the shop and pick myself one up, so after hitting Leeds and Newcastle they had completely sold out! On the off chance I tried my hometown store Middlesbrough which FYI never ever have anything half decent in and to be completely honest you have to fight your way through! But I was in luck for once and I found the hair one for colour treated hair!

This product if you can get your hands on it is £5.99 from tkmaxx or is available at amazon for a hefty £10.19! Which is out of my budget!
So after I had watched Sara's video on YouTube I knew this was a lengthy procedure in applying the product with something daft along the lines of "7 pumps to the crown 6 to the nape of the neck then 6\7 through the ends" please note these are not direct instructions! So I followed the instructions on the tub and it claims to cleanse, add shine, detangle and condition hair!
After I left the product on for about 10 mins I washed it all out and then dried it as normal! Oh forgot to say my bottle was for colour treated hair! As I have over dyed mine at the minute so any hints or tips to get the colour out are muchly appreciated! I change my mind far to much . But anyway back to the product!

I found that it didn't detangle my hair , but I have really reLly knotty hair at the best of times so I didnt expect this to work anyway!
Once dried my hair was extremely shiny and looked really glossy so I loved this part!
However I found this product really dried my hair out and didn't condition my hair at all it left it really dry feeling and sort of stiff!

Overall I didn't rate this product at all, I am going to give it another go and see how it fairs up second time round so if I change my mind on the product I will let you all know!

Please remember what works or doesn't work for me may have the opposite effect for you :) everyones different remember!

Terri xxx

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Eyeko Magic Mascara??!!??

So I recently made a new purchase on the Eyeko website(well to be honest quite a few purchases), the first thing I decided on was the Magic Mascara! Which will be getting the first review!
Now I dont know about anyone else but I like my eyelashes big bold and black, no inbetweens! Previous to this mascara I had been loving the YSL faux lash effect and the L'oreal Million Lashes.

The first thing you notice is the gorgeous packaging its a bright vibrant purple with a cure flower design and little diamotes here and there! Which i have to say which products from eyeko arnt cute?


Eyeko Magic Mascara
When I first opened the package to have a look at the brush you will first see its a nice round brush not too big not too small! And you get a good amount of product on the brush too!

Now when i applied this product I personally had an instant wow effect! It just made my eyelashes soo long looking and full! It wasnt too clumpy either. It is an amzing mascara and can do no wrong for me at the minute!
And deffinitly beats my L'oreal one!
RRP £8.00
Spend over £15 and enter my embassador code  E12681 at the checkout and recieve a free product and free delivery!
Will this be a purchase for you this year?

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Eyeko Giveaway & Added extra

So I have been running my 50 follower giveaway and I just wanted to clear a few thing up so that people knew exactly what was happening and what was included! So without any excess babble needed.

The Giveaway:
2 Eyeko Graffiti Liners
1 Eyeko London Lips In Portobello
1 Barry M Nail Paint in Cobalt Blue
1 St Moriz Fake Tanner
And any extra goodies I find along the way!

Rules:
It will end once the blog reaches 50 followers!
If you have already commented on the previous post your vote is still valid! (This is simply abit more info!)
I will be checking that people that have entered follow the blog/youtube/twitter!
Furter Details check the link below!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Urban Decay Review!

This is just a very quick update on the latest happenings with me, I haven't updated for a while since ive been away for the weekend and also work has been super super busy since Christmas is'a coming! So over the weekend I visited Leeds with some old uni friends, it was a fab time visiting the Xmas market and going on the carousel also the dodgems! During this time I road tested the two urban decay products I purchased last week! So as i was getting ready for the night out I made sure I used the two products Urban Decay Eye Primer and the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray - claims to make it last 16hours!

So I was a bit naughty and forgot to take my make up once I got in, and what happened I fell asleep and left a whole face of make up on!
The result??
I woke up without any make up moving! My make up looked like I had just applied it (Luckily I didn't get none on the pillows!!) All I can say is what a fab product! I applied my make up at approx 7pm and woke up around 11:45am! So it survived the cold walking from pub to pub a good 4 hours dancing and a whole nights sleep without a smudge on my face! Verdict FAB FAB FAB!!!

Con!!!
The only problem I found was that my eye primer didn't have a stopper on it so I got an excessive amount of product and that when i placed the wand back in the tube, it spilt over! :( :( but im pretty sure that's just mine!

But I really think worth the spend! And definitely a must have!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Shampoo of the Month! SOTM December



Soo I was sat thinking today about what my next blog post could be, and I soon realised I had no new products ready for review and I'm waiting for a few of the postie this month.
So I have decided im going too review a drug store(boots/superdrug) shampoo every month as I seem to get a new one every month and I refuse to pay salon prices for a shampoo, last month I didn't write a separate post it was included in my November favourites and it was the Aussie Volume shampoo and conditioner that I loved.This month im using the L'oreal Elive Full Restore Shampoo and Conditioner ( £1.99 buy one get one free from asda or tesco i cant remember)
I found the shampoo and conditioner is amazing and does amazing things to my hair! It looked shiny healthy and overall in good condition. The conditioner is quite thick too which is always good! The shampoo lathered up really well and seemed to really clean my hair (if that makes sense?) 
The only downside to this product is I would have preffered it to be more scented i found that they wasn't a overall nice smell to it, it seemed quite bland to me! but this is the only con to the products.
The bottle claims to :

Helps restore 5 visible signs of replenished hair:
1. Feels stronger*
2. Looks fuller
3. Looks revitalised
4. With a healthy looking shine
5. Looks silkier

I deffinitley feel that this products ticks all the above 5 points, without leaving my hair feeling heavy or with any residue on it!
Overall rating 8/10 only since i like a lovely smelly shampoo and conditioner

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Urban Decay Haul!!

So i was out the  other day up in snowy Newcastle and has a little pop into Boots! I picked up one old favourite the Baltise Dry Shampoo! But after watching a few videos here and there, then reading some blogs, I decided i wanted two new products the first one i picked up was the new Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup setting spray, this one is make by the infamous skindinavia. It states that you should spray it 8-10 centimetres away and from 2-4 sprays and the result will be 16 hour non budging makeup! I haven't actually tried this product yet, I'm going to put it to a hard test this weekend during a night out in Leeds, after no doubt hours of dancing. So i will review it at a later date! And retails in Boots for £17.50 a little pricey but if its a good’un then why not :)! Another bonus its cruelty free, fragrance and oil free!!
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The next product was the Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion! Now this product needs no in introduction or fancy words its meant to be fab!! Further I'm going to put it to the test this coming weekend to see how it works for me ! RRP £11.00
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The only downside is the obvious packaging problem, with getting the product out of the container but there are apparently many ways to do this!
I will update this at a later date with how i found the products :)
Remember check my giveaway!!!
Terri xx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Squeaky Clean Brushes!

So the other day i was applying my make up and noticed my brushes were horribly dirty! Now i don’t use a cleaner on them every time i use them such as the brush cleanser from MAC now that is only £8 so its not too bad but I personally prefer to deep clean, however i think i will in the future purchase the cleanser by MAC so i can see what i like the most :) (fyi i do have an anti bacterial spray to kill any nasty germs!)
After trying numerous ways to get rid of the left over make up from them I feel that Johnsons baby shampoo just works like a miracle on them! Leaving them like brand new! I got my bottle from Wilkinson's ( which is a cheap store that sells pretty much everything) and was a smidge at 99pennys! So ill show you my photo evidence :) !
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As you can see they were pretty dirty!
The method I used was just filling up the bathroom sink with warm water, and squirting some of the shampoo in with all the brushes, i then gave them a swish about. It can loosen the handles but I leave them in about 5 second to get them throughally wet, but you can just dip the head of the brush if you dont want to chance this :)
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Look at the water …. yak!
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For ones that i use everyday i massaged some of the shampoo directly into the brushes just to make sure there extra squeaky clean!
This is what they look like now!
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All back white and lovely again!
Now i know probley everyone knows how to clean there brushes, but hey ho you never no someone might just be sat there now wondering!
So i hope i helped!
Also I'm still running my 50 follower giveaway, so follow by blog and comment on the link below :)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Beauty Product Sell By Dates?


Soo this post comes from my recent treasure find, being stuck in the house today since the snow is up-to my waist in places. I decided to have a clear out in a cupboard in my bedroom. After throwing some products out I can to the back, and what did I find standing there two Liz Earle products. I found the Cleanse and Polish and also Instant Boost Skin Tonic. Now the design on mine is different due to them being that old (there also pretty full too!) Now they arnt mine, my mam bought them from QVC around 10 years ago at least! Now she said I can have them since she isn't bothered by them!


So you can see my packaging is different to the Liz Earle products now! So I have used the products this morning and they still smell lovely and have left my skin silky smooth, so do you guys think beauty products have a recommended use by date?
Or do these products last pretty much forever?
What do you guys think?
Terri xx

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

MAC EXCLUSIVE!!! Marcel Wanders


MAC and Marcel Wanders have teamed together and brought out yet another line! From first glance they seem abit higher priced then other lines that have been brought out with the Sheer Mystery Powder at £39.00. A little to pricey for me but hey some people will be buying this! So in this collection they are a couple of lipglosses and lipsticks!

I dont think i will be buying anything from this line but what do you guys think? 
To buy or not to buy ?
Terri xx

Monday, 29 November 2010

50 Follower Giveaway!

Im going to do a 50 follower giveaway! ( I hope this works!) This will take place once I have over 50 followers! It will include many freebies including a St Moriz Self Tanner ( I know they are pretty hard to get hold of and there fab!!!) also some eyeko fab products, barry m nail paint and some other goodies added at a later date
However I am keeping this secret for a while so its more of a surprise for the lucky winner!!!

Sooo GET INVOLVED PEOPLE'S!!!!!

To Enter :
A. Follow my blog! (1 entry)
B.Follow my youtube account CHECK ME OUT!!! (2entrys)
C. Comment saying something along the lines of 'Enter me' (please send me your email!) 
D. For a bonus entry start following me on twitter (just set this up dont really know how to work it!!)
>>>CLICK HERE<<<<

I will use Random.org to find the winner!
I will ship internationally, however i will not be held responsible for any lost/misplaced parcels! I will get proof of postage for you!

Get entering people!

Terri xx

Eyeko You Little Gem!!!

REMEMBER FOLLOW MY BLOG AND YOU COULD WIN A NICE LITTLE EYEKO PRODUCT!!

So I recently I signed up to the Eyeko Ambassador scheme, and after a few hunts around I decided on the products I would purchase this time round! I went for Eyeko 3 in 1 cream with extra glow, Vampire Polish and Eyeko Fat Balm in Frosting! When the postie arrived with my package I was surprised that the lovely people at Eyeko had sent me a few freebies to try, I received London Lips in Portobello and Graffiti eye-liner in purple! So here are the pics and swatches ( sorry about the ton of photos I just wanted to show you all the colours!

The nail varnish looks pretty!!


The cream is very soft and sparkley I love the effect under my foundation, a good product but not one I will need forever!

The purple liner isn't completely to my taste, I don't know how I would wear this and for this reason I have only swatched it here I am going to do a look with it to see if it looks better on than it does here, however this isn't for me im afraid!



Here is the swatch for the fat balm, when I received the product I was a slight disappointed at the size they are rather smaller than they look on the site! They are also allot pinker then they look, and give of a good colour, the smell is also delightful. I think this product is a great one to keep in your handbag as if your blusher ever needs a bit of colour when your out its a great easy alternative! Also doubles up as a lippy. FAB FAB FAB!



The London Lips in Portobello, it does look here quite a corally pinky colour, however on the lips its quite a neutral nude colour and can be seen in person in my previous post! I think its a great casual colour. And also lasted a good couple of hours!



You can slightly see the glitter in this picture and I would say gives of a true to life picture, it definitely needs two coats to give a deep black effect, I also recommend using a top coat as it has quite a matte effect and I like shiney nails. I don't believe this is a over fab product not bad not great :)

What do you guys think?!?

Terri xx

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Look What I Woke Up To Today!!!


Sooo after a freezing night here in the North East of England I shouldn't have been surprised as I was, to what i found! SNOW SNOW SNOW!



After now what has been 3 days of past my ankle snow im totally sick of the snow, i have fell on my bum too many times and  ive lost count how many times i have been snowballed by monsters of children!
So please please please answer me and go away now! I dont want to play any more!

MAKE UP OF THE  COLD COLD DAY :)



Today my make up was minimal as I was bracing the cold and walking to work! DISLIKE!!
So I was wearing 
Face
L'oreal Studio Secrets Anti Shine Primer
MAC - Studio Fix Fluid NW20
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Medium Plus
MAC Bronzer Golden
MAC Mineralize Blush Warm Soul (Now sold out grab it of you can its fab!!)
Eyes
Golden/Neutral colour from my 120 palette -Lids
Sleek Kajal Eye-liner in Nocturnal
L'oreal Studio Secrets White eyeliner in the inner corners
L'oreal Million Lashes in Extra Black
Lips
Eyeko London Lips In Portobello 


Thursday, 25 November 2010

Nails Of the Day... Sparkle Sparkle!


Soo recently I have been seeing allot of sparkley nails everywhere and loving the effect for this time of year! And I found what i think to be an amazing colour! Ive doubled it up with my Supermodel by Leighton Denny, However I think would look great on top of most colour!
What's the colour I hear you scream? Pink Fizz By Models Own!
I picked this up for £4.99 from River Island! And I think the effect is really really nice and my nails definitely sparkle!


What do you guys think?
Will you be supporting the sparkles this christmas?

Terri xx

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Eyeko?????

I recently signed up to the Eyeko amabassador scheme, I am looking to place my first order with them tonight what do you guys recommend? What should  definitley without a doubt be in my trolly???
I need to some advice as i pretty much want everything???


Please help me??
Forever Terri xx

Monday, 22 November 2010

Nails Today

So whilst I was sat bored tonight I thought lets dig that Leighton Denny box out and freshen up them fingers! The colour I chose was called supermodel and is very similar to Barry M - Mushroom! So I often go on about Mr Leighton Denny, I discovered him one night when I couldn't sleep and popped on to the channel QVC! So the box i purchased i feel is really good value! As they do last a good 5 days without chipping!



This products retails from QVC at £32.92 and it is absoluley amazing I dont think anyone can beat his products!
So within this box you recieve 
  • Nail Varnish Remover
  • Undercoat
  • Crystal Finish
  • Slick tips
  • Trio Buffer
  • Hoof Stick
  • The eight colours I received - My Fair Fuchsia (Gorgeous Pink). Mauve Over (Mauve Colour). Gorgeous Grape (Purple). Chiffon (Pale Pastel Pink). Viva La Diva (Stunning Red You Can See It In A Earlier Post!!). Just Perfect (Peachy/Orangey Pink). Supermodel (Pictured). Creme de la Creme (nude/natural).


But this product is amazing (im not getting any commission to say this, I actually believe it!)

To Buy or Not To Buy??
What Do You Think?
Forever Terri x

YSL Faux Lash Effect Mascara ..... Oh Deary Me!!!

Soooo I am very sad to have to say this but I feel that people just have to know what's been going on! So to start of for many years I have been a lover of big false looking lashes, I don't want no stumpy ones! I bet allot of you are saying 'hear hear' ha ha even though were not in parliament its still a problem! So numerous times I have bought the YSL faux lash effect mascara that retails at around £22. Abit on the hefty side but it did have a wow effect and that sort of eased the pain! I found this product lasted me around 6 weeks, which I was very happy with, since i always got comments on the length of my lashes i felt it was deffinitly worth my hard earned cash!
However the problems all began when my last tube lasted me a mere pathetic 3 weeks! And what took the biscuit I had noticed a repition in the problem a flat nackered brush! It was so limp and lifeless - in the words of Cheryl Cole! And for £22 i expect more than three weeks! Here's my picture eveidence!



I hope  you can see what I mean, just a plain lousey product, and yes this has happened to me numerous times and I just kept buying it since I didn't want to believe it! I have also tried numerous other methods of cleaning/using the product/making sure I don't pump it up and down. To be fair ive had enough of you now, and your out of the make up bag!!!


What do you guys think ??
Forever Terri xx

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Luscious Lush

Yesterday whilst I was out shopping we walked past the Lush shop and I don't know how anyone can walk past with the smell that comes out it just invites you in straight away!
Soo I was browsing around and smelling all there products, I also tested there new perfume sticks, I was going to buy one but i couldn't choose the scent I wanted silly I know!!
So I ended up buying two new products and they were lip products (which seems to be a trend on this blog at the minute!)
The first product was also from their new Christmas range called Snow Fairy Lip Tint!
Snow Fairy Tinted| LIP Balm
It smells amazing and I know this sounds odd but smells like it tastes! You just want to eat it up. It retails at £3.95 but definitely worth the money. It leaves your lips pink coloured and so smooth and soft sort of just glides on :) and its a limited edition so you need to snap it up if you like it!

The next product i picked up whilst in the que was the lip scrub
When you apply the lip scrub it seems a little odd at first! Feels abit like you have eaten a sugar doughnut and not licked the sugar of your lips :P . But overall it is a great lip exfoiliant and left my lips feeling silky soft and shifted any skin that was giving me the chapped lip look so overall big thumbs up to this product!


Friday, 19 November 2010

Mandy Moore Inspired Look

Today I was browsing on numerous forum's and seen many people asking for the Mandy Moore inspired look! So I browsed google for a look that she seemed to use quite alot! She seems to use alot of brown colours so heres my take on the look and i will post the link at the bottom for the tutorial on youtube!




Glamour Mag! Nails Inc! Freebie!

So I really like buying mags when you get a little freebie to try out, this week ive been and picked up Glamour magazine, and this week you receive a free nails inc nail polish the colour is called Savile Row! It's best descibed as the colour of a purple skittle ( the sweets!) and it kinda makes me want to eat my nails ha! If only they tasted the same!! The colour is described as glossy plum! They retail at £9.90 soo I paid £2 for the mag pretty bargain really!

MAC Viva Glam GaGa !!!!!!!!

I recently purchased the viva glam gaga lipstick from MAC, as ive stated before Cher Lloyd has been seen wearing the colour, so here's my pictures of it , I love this colour more than I thought I would have! It seems to go with every type of make up I do :) Love It!!!!




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