Shabby Chic Dressing Table..

I was thinking outside the box with these odd china cups and saucers that I had stored in the kitchen cupboard. Until now had nowhere to put them or  any use for. I love to see vintage things all shabby chic-ly done up, so I was thinking what to do with these. 

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Mad Beauty New Products Autumn/ Winter 2012 Review...

I have just been sent some of the new fun and exciting products from the lovely people at one stop beauty shop, Mad Beauty . As soon as I seen - The Festive Pucker Ducks  (introduced as the only duck you will want on your Christmas table ) I knew my daughter would love these. She still enjoys playing with her yellow bath time duck and her eyes lite up when she seen these fun lip glosses. They are deliciously fragranced with Cherry (Red) or Vanilla (White) and are so cute...

I love the make up bag it has a great design and big enough to fit lots of things inside. It has a waterproof outside, feels nice and padded with a shiny aqua lining. The make up organisers has some great colour eye shadow's inside, I got sent the silver cased one which has the perfect colours for autumn. The shades include lots of browns, golds, bronzes and I'm loving the petrol blue colour. The manicure set comes in this wonderful shiny purple colour and inside is 5 items inside great for keeping your nails and eyebrows in perfect condition on the go. I think these all make great gifts for either a little treat for yourself now or birthday presents and stocking fillers...

About Mad Beauty

Beauty Experts offering a fantastic collection of cosmetics, cosmetic gifts and accessories, beauty products, women's skincare products and professional Beauty products. Whether you are a beauty professional looking for professional beauty products, a gift business looking for unusual beauty gifts and accessories or if you are simply looking to buy a little treat for yourself, MAD beauty offer the most innovative products on the high street.

Some great ideas for Christmas stocking fillers-

Button it make up bag - £8.99

Slippers and body lotion set - £9.99

Boudoir bath brushes - £2.99 each

Shimmer manicure sets - £5.99 each

Cherry Santa lip gloss and Snowman vanilla lip gloss - £2.99 each

Bling Thing Make Up Card Compact - £6.99 each

Make Up Organisers - £5.99each

Tea Bath Soaks - £5.99 each

For more detail check out Mad Beauty

About this review- I got sent a make up bag, 2 festive duck lip glosses, a make up organiser and a manicure set for this review. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own honest opinion ...
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Oriflame Power Shine Lipstick plus Long Lasting And Revitalising Foundation Review...

It was an unexpected surprise to be sent some samples of Oriflame's new make up range this week. I was kindly sent 3 of the power shine satin lipstick plus 2 long lasting and revitalising foundation to try out .

trying out the shades...

Red Lustre

Ultra Pink

 Nude Lustre

What Oriflame say about its best-selling Power Shine Lipstick with new satin finish.

Every girl dreams of having silky smooth lips and nothing is more luxurious than the look and feel of sheer satin. With Oriflame’s newest Power Shine Satin Lipstick, your lips will smoulder in sumptuous, silky colour. Experience the latest beauty must-have – the world’s first ever lipstick with a powder core.

Oriflame‘s Power Shine Lipstick - one of the brand’s most loved and trusted products – now comes with added satin shine for dazzling lips that feel like silk. For the first time ever, satin sophistication meets the audacious gloss of Power Shine for a marriage made in lipstick heaven.

The inner Power Shine Core and Outer Powder Core together create a unique finish: the concentrated powder pigment offers intense colour and longer-lasting wear, and the unique 3D light-reflecting technology delivers stunning shine. The result being an intense, lustrous colour that lasts for up to four hours.*

Power Shine Satin Lipstick combines concentrated, pigment powders with reflecting Meta shine pearls to create a unique sophisticated, outrageous shine. The cushioning texture allows the lipstick to glide on effortlessly for a stunning appearance. Its conditioning ingredients leave lips feeling beautifully moisturised and with eight show-stopping shades to choose from – make every occasion an excuse to glam up!

With an added indulgence of a soft, creamy texture, Power Shine Satin Lipstick will make your lips look and feel like they’re wrapped in satin.

* Research carried out on 135 women over four weeks

Top - Porcelain

Bottom - Natural Beige

Colour use here - Natural Beige

What Oriflame say about the launch of their first ever long-lasting and revitalising foundation.

Women no longer have to compromise when it comes to their foundation! Oriflame’s new multi-functional Everlasting Foundation contains a carefully optimised blend of pigments that ensures you get amazing coverage that lasts while also using patented skincare technology that will help revitalise and renew skin, enabling women to maintain that perfect look all day, every day.

Everlasting Foundation has been uniquely designed to give your skin a velvety smooth finish, morning till night. Clinically proven to be transfer resistant*, this lightweight, non-greasy foundation glides on like velvet and lasts up to 10 hours**, meaning your complexion is kept smooth and flawless throughout the day.

Everlasting Foundation has been scientifically developed by Oriflame with ground-breaking Skin Renew Complex™ patented skincare technology that revitalises and protects your skin, neutralising free radicals which can be a factor in premature ageing of the skin. This latest innovation in foundation is also made with a silicone base that means the foundation glides on with a silky smooth feeling.

Everlasting Foundation harnesses the very best of science and nature to give you a high-performance foundation. Lingonberry is a key ingredient used to help build up antioxidants in your skin and it is known for its exceptional ability to protect against oxidative stress. This natural component is used alongside the Skin Renew Complex™, helping to revitalise your skin, renew skin cells and protect against ageing, giving women a simple way to ensure their skin is looking great and that they are ready to tackle anything!

What I think of the products

All 3 colour lipsticks I received are the shades I would usually choose for myself. The red is vibrant and great for nights out, pink is adorable for daytime or night and nude is cool for anytime time when you want to add a bit of sparkle to your lips.

The lipstick is light and glides on evenly with a perfect shimmery shine. It is long lasting but rubs off slightly when eating which is understandable.

I will be buying these lipsticks when my supplies are low. They are a quality product at a reasonable price. I would recommend wearing a lip pencil to keep the colour lock in.

The Everlasting foundation is smooth and has amazing coverage, this is the best foundation I have used to date. It gives a flawless look,drys quickly and evenly,feels and looks great on .The colour blended in perfectly with my skin tones,feeling light and great to wear. I would also buy this product and will be looking out for this foundation once my pots are empty.

Oriflame’s Power Shine Satin Lipstick retails at £8.45 in the UK

Oriflame's Long Lasting Foundation £7.95 in the UK

About this review- I got sent 3 Power Shine Lipstick  And  2 Long Lasting And Revitalising Foundation to review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this review....

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Mad Beauty's New Club Nights Collection Nail Polish Review....

 I've just been sent some nail varnish samples from Mad Beauty's new range of Club Nights collection from TOMA to review.I chose the bright pink vogue colour and also got sent the purple colour called Vibe.which colour to try first? I decided to use both!

About the Toma range

New for Spring/Summer ’12, the Club Nights collection from TOMA features six striking shades. Colours include  Vogue,Pacha, Vibe, Amnesia, Flirt and Atmosphere TOMA Nail Polish has its very own Natural Pearl Formula; ensuring vibrant, long lasting colour and 230 strand brushes; ensuring perfect coverage. In addition to their seasonal ranges, TOMA Nail Polish has an extensive Standard Collection of over 100 shades available all year round.

The bright pink is my favourite!! Great for summer and matches all my running clothes and trainers. I will be wearing this to all of my races I hope it brings me luck.I just love PINK...

The vibe colour will match my favourite summer dresses too so pleased all round. Great for warm colours in the sunshine if it ever arrives.. I only tried 1 coat so after a few days I did noticed a few little chips but this is to be expected with the amount of pot washing I seem to do.......

I love these colours and am ready to put the April showers behind me....Bring on the sunshine.

TOMA Nail Polish: £7.25 available from Mad Beauty

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Mad Beauty Review...

I have just been sent some lovely things from the latest collection by one stop beauty shop Mad Beauty.They have a great range of products that are all very kitsch from chocolate bar soaps to Russian Doll hand creams! They also have a wide range of novelty products under £10 that would make great stocking fillers for Christmas.

                                   Russian Doll Handcream £6-99

                                   Chocolate bar soap £3-99

           Krackle Nail Polish £5-99 Each

 What I think of Mad Beauty

Having browsed the website I was impressed with the layout and general ease of use of all the links.The menus are easy to navigate with nice colourful images and nice colour templates.The site holds lots of lovely things from gift ideas to a great skin care range.The make-up is different to the usual fayre you tend to see,which is a nice change. I was really looking forward to trying the Krackle nail polish, as I thought it was very cool!.

About Mad Beauty

Mad Beauty is the place for nails, beauty and salon essentials.

If you have any questions or need any advice, they are happy to help so do not hesitate to contact them. One of their beauty professionals will be happy to assist you.

You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter

I got sent these thing's to try for a review and did not get paid for this post....
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MYLEENE KLASS Nails Review...

I have just been sent the latest beauty accessory, Myleene Klass Nails to review these are described are the hottest nail wraps on the market.

Myleene says

'With my Myleene Klass Nails, you can get dazzling, gorgeous nails in an instant. They're so quick and easy to apply - just peel, stick and go, plus you don't even need to heat them up. Best of all, you can now change your look as quickly as you change your clothes!'

About the nails...

There is 16 designs and they can be applied in minutes,the hard wearing finish will last up to a week. No drying, no heating, simply choose the design, stick and file to the shape of your nail.

In each pack you get...

24 Instant Manicure & Pedicure Wraps.

Includes clear coat wraps and nail file.

What I think of the Nails...

I am a huge fan of polka dot so when I seen the design that had been sent I was very excited about trying them. First I tried them on my big toes and  think they look great...

Then tried my finger nails...

These nail wraps are easy to put on and I love all the fun design,each wrap comes long enough for long nails or in my case I made 2 nail wraps from one as my nails are short...

The perfect Christmas party proof accessory, you can go straight from desk to dancefloor!

The range of 16 Myleene Klass Nails are available from wilkinson for £5.99
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Qsilica REMOVE Make Up & Grime Cleansing Gel Review...

I have just been sent a Qsilica make up remover and grime cleaning gel to try out and review.

image of the full range

What it does

This foaming cleansing gel uses natural sugar and coconut extracts to gently remove impurities while jojoba see oil helps to remove excess oils and balance the skin's natural oil production. Skin is left fresh and toned, ready for moisturising.

About Qsilica skin care range

  • The new Qsilica Skin Care range has, this month, been launched in the UK.
  • Distributed by Planet Health International, this natural skin care range includes eight products that use potent natural nutrients– not synthetic cocktails.
  • All the Qsilica Skin Care products are infused with colloidal silica to visibly fight the signs of ageing and give that outer glow.
  • Silica, a mineral natural to sand and Quartz, is present in many vegetables and grains and is an important nutrient for the skin.
  •  Qsilica is a form of the mineral optimised for easy absorption. It provides antioxidants and vitamins, which, in turn, produce a natural glow in the skin, promote youthful radiance and maintain elasticity and suppleness.
  • Only potent natural nutrients and ingredients are used in the Qsilica Skin Care range. Every product is free of chemicals, parabens, sulphates, petroleum and synthetic additives and none are tested on animals.

What I think of the Q silica REMOVE Make Up & Grime Cleansing Gel.

This range looks great in it black and white packaging and I was looking forward to trying out the product.

Most of the make-up removers I usually buy are fragrance free so I was a bit surprised how strong of a smell this is make up and grime cleaning gel has.

The smell reminds me of a menthol hair shampoo so I was a bit worried at first of using this on my face. 

I rinsed my face and used the gel it did a good job on removing my make-up off and didn't leave black marks around my eyes which is always a good sign that it is a good brand.

Being a bit run down I have a little cold sore on my mouth that stung like mad when the gel hit it and also a little of water drop in my mouth when running down my face which made my tongue sting and tasted really disgusting.

After using it my face did feel feel nice and smooth.

This is a good product and does what it says on the packet but I would have preferred it to be fragrance free.

The great things about this product is its chemical free and not tested on animals.

About the Qsilica REMOVE Make Up & Grime Cleansing Gel

A one-step gentle cleanser to remove all make up and grime leaving your skin fresh and ready for moisturisation. 

100ml RRP £15.95

The Qsilica Skin Care range complements the Qsilica Beauty from the Inside Out range of Qsilica Colloidal Silica Gel and Capsule products, the top-selling supplement to promote healthy skin, hair and nails.

Available from Harrods, Selfridges, leading natural health stores and pharmacies

Nationwide and online at Planet Health.

About this post- I was sent a tube of Qsilica make up and grime cleansing gel to review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post.

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GARNIER Ultralift Challenge Results.

Remember 14 days ago i was starting the Ultralift Challenge ?

I was shocked that I had wrinkles as usually I don't really look for them.Here is my results ........

Before smiling...

 straight faced...

After smiling....

After straight faced....

Before.....                                                                After....

It was hard to get the same natural light after 14 days .

I think it has worked and I can see the difference.

What do you think?

I was sent a free 14 days free trial for a review GARNIER Ultralift cream and was not paid for this post .....
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Ultralift Challenge...

Today I am starting the ultralift challenge apparently 71% of consumer's don't believe in anti-ageing claims so Garnier and Davina McCall launching the Garnier Ultralift Challenge and you can try it for free.


Just go to there website ultraliftchallenge fill in your details and wait for your free 14 day's trial to arrive...

All they ask is for you to measure your crow's feet on day one use the cream for 14 days and then measure again to compare the results.After the trial they hope you visit the website and provide feedback and report the results. So I'm starting today and please pop back in 14 days to see what I thought of it ....

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Summer Look Nail Varnish....

Arabian Glow Nailwear

Avon New Arabian Glow Nailwear.
Hot summer shades.....

Just picked these great summer shades from my Avon representative half price at
only £3-00 each in brochure 07,still available at half price in brochure 08 will normally be
Didn't know which colour to pick so picked them all....

Now which colour to try first?
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