Tuesday 26 July 2011

Origins Super Spot Remover

Origins Super Spot Remover
Origins  improved version of the Super Spot Remover saved my holiday. Not that a massive and painful spot on my chin would really have dampened it that much but adding it to the continuous rain, wet feet and my permanent role as designated driver may well have tipped me over the edge.

I felt the ominous bruised feeling the night before we left and luckily had the wherewithal to dab some Super Spot Remover on the tell tale red patch before bed and again in the morning and rather than becoming a being in it's own right that Easy Jet would have charged us extra for, it just vanished! Fantastic. At £12 for 10ml it is not the cheapest spot treatment out there but it works and will save you pounds spent on other things that just don't. And this 10ml pot will last you a seriously long time if, like me, you are someone who gets the odd whopper.

What You Need to Know - Origins Super Spot Remover

Friday 22 July 2011

Friday Treat

Another one of the greats, Kay Montano, she does things a bit differently but everything she does looks fantastic.


Protect and Perfect Hand Cream

I try to avoid anti-aging products because I have 'no anti-aging' policy until I'm 30... then I'll probably start to slather them on. This, however only applies to my face, my hands are quite another matter. There's no point having a face like a child and hands like an old lady... look at Madonna, you can put lots of make-up on your face to make it look better but your hands are the real age tell.

I obsessively find liver spots (they are there) and try to keep my hands well moisturised and nicely manicured but I have naturally dry skin though and sometimes feel like giving up altogether and letting them be the out-doorsy, gardening hands I think they long to be. Anyway, I've been using No 7's Protect and Perfect Hand Cream and I think it really has been helping with the spots - I think they look younger so therefore it must be true. It's nice smelling, non greasy (after it's absorbed) and has a 4 out of 5 star rating on the Boots website so it's not just me who likes it. It's £10.50 which isn't cheap but if you are as paranoid as me it's definitely worth it.

What You Need to Know - Protect and Perfect Hand Cream
  • £10.50 for 75ml
  • SPF 15
  • Available from Boots

Wednesday 20 July 2011

For Hire

So for some time now I've been planning on becoming a make-up artist and I have been working on a website with my brother-in-law which was so nearly ready... but then it got hijacked by some strange people so we're just having to sort that out at the moment. I will put a link on as soon as it's ready but I am actually available for work - bridal or otherwise - so please just get in touch via this blog until we get un-hacked on the website xx

Tuesday 5 July 2011

No 7 Stay Perfect Nail Varnish in So Simple

I've been looking for a light brown nail varnish for the last couple of weeks - my usual red felt a bit to vampy with my floaty summer dress which I wear to weddings at this time of year and I've tried a lot of bright pinks which always tend to look a bit streaky on me... and I just wanted an excuse to buy another nail varnish! I've not been hugely enamoured with the No 7 nail varnishes I've tried before but the So Simple colour looked perfect so I thought it was worth a go.

I really do adore the colour - its a really light beige, not at all sparkly but nice and glossy - very grown up. I also much preferred the new wider brush which really does make application much easier and even seems to get the colour right to the edges satisfactorily which I was dubious about originally (I thought bigger brush = more mess). It dried quickly and evenly and I am generally very pleased with it.

Not a very good photo but you can't see the chips!
Two things I feel I should point out - if you have been wearing darker colours you will really need to get them all off as any tiny bit of colour shows up. I know this sounds obvious but I can see little glimmers of red right down between my nail and cuticle which slightly annoys me (my own fault I know). Also I did manage to chip this after two days - I'm pretty sure that it's because of my angry way of typing - I definitely need to learn to use the pads of my fingers rather than hammering on the tops of my nails but just be aware of this. I will say that will this fantastic colour any chips are only noticeable to you and therefore it's another great colour for 'occasions'.

Having looked on the Boots website I see that quite a few people didn't like these new varnishes (all seemed to love the range of colours though) so it seems to be a bit 'Marmite'. I usually buy nail varnishes based on matching the colours that I need or want at the time rather than loving a particular brand (although I'm a big fan of Toma and Revlon) and I sort of advise you to do the same. I think every one's idea of the perfect nail varnish is completely different - you just have to try for yourself. I would definitely want to try out of colours from this new No 7 range though - much improved on their last one methinks  xx

Friday 1 July 2011

Pixiwoo Union Jack - Friday Treat

I love this look from the amazing Nicola Chapman at Pixiwoo and its very appropriate for the Wimbledon final this weekend!

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