Friday, 28 December 2012

Balmi Lipbalm Review

I had to a review on these beauties, I am beyond in love. I first met Balmi when I received a gorgeous smelling Jolie box. I literally hunted the box down to see where the scent was coming from and tadaah that is where me and the strawberry scented Balmi met.




That was soon taken off me or should I say AWAY from me by my fascinated little brother LOL.

So I got myself to the local Boot's where the retail at £4.99 each not only did I buy the Strawberry one but also the Rasberry one.

I believe these were created after the famous American EOS balms. The difference is the EOS balms are 100% natural. the casing is very similar round little ball Balmi come with a little keyring attachment which can be taken off if you like and the dome on the EOS balms is bigger.


These are cute packaged in bright and colourful matte ball matching the flavour but all the balms are clear. As you can see I've been using the Rasberry one quite alot, I always get fascinated looks even enquiries as to what these are and where they can buy them from =]

Have you tried these? What do you think?




Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Fifteenth Makeup Tag - Festive Holiday

Firstly I hope you all had an amazing Xmas and everything you wanted for Xmas :] I didn't think many would take part this week but the theme itself was one which many people would be doing anyway. Next weeks was another one I wasn't too sure on and maybe there will only be a few taking part but I didn't not one to do one otherwise it wouldn't feel the same so I decided I'll do the tag even if it is just me, next weeks is a brilliant one 'Smokey Eyes' and most of you will probably do the look for going out on New Years so just snap some quick pics =]

Quick question who would be interested in a 'no mirror makeup challenge' as a theme???

A happy new year in advance!

We have two gorgeous new ladies join us this week so please make Mimi and Numra both feel welcome :)

This weeks ladies are:

- Deja  Twitter - @BooogeyWoman - Blog link
- Bekki Twitter - @Bekki_J - Blog link
- Alice - Twitter - @BrightownGirl - Blog link
- Purity - Twitter - @pureenlightened Blog link
- Jasmine - Twitter - @sweetaholic - Blog link
- Sara Twitter - BecauseIsaidso - Blog link
- Maria  - Twitter - @mariaveronicaa - Blog link
- Sal Twitter - @PetiteSal - Blog link
- Alessia - Twitter - @lil_alessia - Blog link
- Fiona Twitter - @Trixiebellexx Blog link
- Mimi - Twitter - @LilMimmy - Blog link
- Numra - Blog link


Deja's look:

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

What's In My December Glossybox

For the first time ever ever I am 110% happy with a beauty box and that too Glossybox. I actually cancelled my sub after a good few disappointing boxes but at the start of December Glossybox were offering 10% off and with it being Xmas month I thought why not in the end it worked out like I had free P&P so no commplaining. The first boxx I received this month was my She Said Beauty and it was their last one ever disappointed I was yet my box wasn't even as bad as what others got. There was nothing festive about it not even the boxing, not even the fact its Xmas and not even the fact it was their last one but oh well. I had previously cancelled my Jolie due to value of the contents however they did give me £10 worth of points to spend on their e-store after I wrote and complained to them so that was really nice and tbh I just didn't get round to sub'ing to them again becausse I actually was going to they seemed to have brought a festive and more pleasing box this month too. Anyway onto Glossybox the boxes were that good they are sold out!

Here's what I got:

Box full of goodies no sachets and no perfume samples yayyyy!!!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

eBay Haul

God I must be loving hauling nearly all my recent posts have been hauls, not  that I'm complaining :p

This is a slightly unusual one its a eBay haul I have no idea why I ended up buying loads of stuff from eBay maybe the bargain prices god knows but I did so thought I'd share with you guys. All the stuff is at bargain prices so no hole in the pocket shizzle in this haul lol.

Here's what I got:

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Fourteenth Makeup Tag - Geisha

This weeks tag was a hit and miss for some people as the Geisha's are known for their white base look, to be honest I just skipped that part lol. Anyway as usual some ladies didn't let this put them off and took it on the chin like a challenge =D to the rest of my team I still miss you =] I wasn't originally going to go ahead with next weeks as it is xmas and I want you all to enjoy it rather than have me tweeting you saying just a quick reminder...blah blah blah. But it seems many of you are looking forward to it so why not. We decided to call it 'Festive Holiday' look rather than xmas theme simply because its more versatile for the ladies who want to do something a little different. I'm not sure if I will do the tag for the first week of new year as you are all going to be extremely busy, but if some of you are still up for it let me know and I'll do it oh and ideas of what theme to do next as well please =]

This weeks ladies are:

- Deja  Twitter - @BooogeyWoman - Blog link
- Bekki Twitter - @Bekki_J - Blog link
- Alice - Twitter - @BrightownGirl - Blog link
- Purity - Twitter - @pureenlightened Blog link
- Nisha Twitter - @ninadollmakeup - Blog link
- Jasmine - Twitter - @sweetaholic - Blog link 

Deja's look:

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Baby's Diary - You Turn 6 Months Old

So this is a new tag I'll be doing on the 18th of each month and I'll basically do a recap/highlight of all my little champions achievements, developments and just moments I'd generally like to look back on and remember. This one will be slightly different and I'll cover the previous months as I am starting 6 months in. I know it's different to my other posts and many people might not read it but for me it is like a little diary, I mean to write all the things down but being a mummy is like living in the fast lane you just don't get chance! I have a keepsake book for my little man anyway but this will be like my personalised keepsake diary :) if you do happen to sit and read through then I hope you enjoy it and as usual comments are welcome x

Monday, 17 December 2012

New Additions to My Sleep Rollers Family

My first purchase with Sleep Rollers were when the originals made a hit at the top of every girls list.
To see what I previously got you can see my review here.

I currently own a set of original Sleep Rollers, fringe roller and the drying hood. Amazing products at affordable prices which are now being retailed everywhere i.e. Boots and Sally's.

I had a few hiccups with my first order if I'm honest after waiting two weeks no products came but that I guess was to the mass loads of orders being shipped out and Royal Mail. but this time my hairspray which was a part a of the kit was missing. Both times the staff were amazing and got the items replaced for me.

This time I ordered a Back-Combing Set and a fringe brush.

The back-comb kit comes with 9 butterfly clips, back-comb brush, hair net and hairspray

The difference in a normal barrell brush and the fringe brush

Baby pink butterfly clips

Hair net

Back-combing brush

The size of the huge hair spray can compared to two cans of coke

Have you recently bought anything from Sleep Rollers? 
What do you think of the products?

Sunday, 16 December 2012

First Video Ever - Smokey Eye Tutorial







So this is my first YouTube video I uploaded!

Beauty Box Swap

This is my second beauty box swap I didn't get chance to do a post on the first one. This beauty box swap was with the lovely Alessia from whispersfromangels.blogspot.co.uk you will have seen Alessia on my blog before as she takes part in the weekly makeup tag.

I was really excited to do this swap as we are both makeup lovers and instantly decided the swap will be mainly based on makeup. We agreed on the amount of £20 but as I started collecting stuff for the swap I wanted to buy more so we both moved the budget up to £25 and yet we both still exceeded that lol.

You can see what I got Alessia on her vlog by clicking this link. I actually didn't know what vlog was until a week a so or go lol and incase you don't its a video rather than a written review.

Anyway here is what I got:

Lots of goodies


Thursday, 13 December 2012

Whats In My December She Said Beauty Box

I know a lot of people are disappointed as some got their boxes on time, some like me got theirs a week and half late and others yet still waiting for theirs. Last month there was a mix up of mine I was sent Octobers box again and as a note to say sorry She Said Beauty sent me October's box with an extra little goody so I was really pleased the customer service was brill too. But then again this month I emailed them and they explained Royal Mail are behind due to Xmas. Anyway when I saw the spoiler it looked like there was quite a few goodys and I asked a fellow blogger what she thought as she received her's on time and from what I heard I wasn't really looking forward to the box =[

Here's what I got:

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Thirteenth Makeup Tag - Butterfly

This weeks look is a girly girly one unfortunately there is only a few of us taking part this week =[ But still missing the girls who haven't took part due to priorities or not being well. On another note I'm sorry girls I didn't get chance to send a reminder to you all I've been a bit busy as I now have a 5 month baby AND a 2 month old kitten so I feel like a double mummy these days lol I'll do a post with pics of my little kitten =] It is a slightly difficult theme to be honest but can be simple too depending on how creative you want to get, I wasn't really happy with mine it didn't turn out 100% like I would liked it to have.

This weeks lovely ladies are:

- Bekki Twitter - @Bekki_J - Blog link
- Jadirah Twitter - @Jadirah_Sarmad - Blog link
- Fiona Twitter - @Trixiebellexx - Blog link
- Alice - Twitter - @BrightownGirl - Blog link
- Purity - Twitter - @pureenlightened Blog link
- Deja  Twitter - @BooogeyWoman - Blog link
- Nisha Twitter - @ninadollmakeup - Blog link 

Bekki's look:

Monday, 10 December 2012

New E.L.F additions

To be honest I haven't ordered from e.l.f in a while simply because the last time I ordered ALL the e.l.f blushers but wasn't so happy with the pigment on them only one of them showed up well, this might have been because of my skintone however they did accept the items back and gave me a refund.

I was laid one night having a look on their website because it had been a while and when I saw they had £1 shipping fee offer on I ended up making a cheeky purchase.

I have tons of make-up brushes and it really is one of them things where you cant have too many, so I ordered 3 make up brushes and wedge blending sponges which come in cute packaging. To be fair all the e.l.f products are really affordable and because I play alot with make-up and use all types and sizes of brushes I thought I'd order some although I wasn't best pleased with the stippling brush but then again for the price I really can't complain I guess.

Here's what I ordered:



Saturday, 8 December 2012

Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Palette Review With Swatches

Hey dolls, this review is of the UD 15 year anniversary palette I got this at the end of last year maybe even this time last year, it was a treat from the hubby. I think its safe to say I'm addicted to this palette I've created amazing looks using this palette, only downfall about this palette is like other UD palette's it didn't come with a primer/eyeliner/brush. I am wierd I guess I dont really like nude colours/palettes I LOVE my strong, bright and colourful makeup products I've actually NEVER been interested in the Naked Palette's. Anyway this post is going to contain quite a lot of pics as I've done swatches for you guys, enjoy =]

Comes in a lovely velvet casing

The palette transforms into a keepsake box

1st row

2nd row

3rd row

4th row

5th row

Absolutely love this palette, what do you think peeps x



Friday, 7 December 2012

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation Review

This post is about a product what is raved about all over the bloggersphere and generally by everyone. I got a sample of this whilst hauling and have to say it is really good, although I'm still stuck between this and the Lancome Teint Miracle. The texture itself is half way between Lancome Teint Miracle which is very light and Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr which is slightly thicker textured but more like normal foundations.

What YSL say about Touche Eclat Foundation:
Twenty years after the launch of the iconic Touche Éclat, Yves Saint Laurent adopts a leading edge technology that transposes the magic of this legendary highlighter into a foundation to achieve the same illuminating result for the entire face. Yves Saint Laurent introduces LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT. A bold, unique formula to target shadowy areas and define contours. A magic light infused within a weightless fluid. A texture that has no mask-like effect. A formula free of opaque powders that evens the complexion and erases imperfections, enhancing the face’s natural features.

What I thought:
The texture is amazing and provides a really good coverage, would I buy again ... yes. I was however waiting for the lady at the counter for 15 minutes not good with a little baby but she was helpful and did a swatch test without me asking for it. Overall I'm very pleased with the foundation it doesn't make me look like I'm caked with make up and is pretty flawless. Cost price £28.00 slightly pricey if I'm honest but unlike other foundations you only need a little of this.


Thursday, 6 December 2012

I Won A MAC Lipstick =D

Hey lovelies I always used to enter every blog giveaway, I think I over excited myself each time lol and then I eventually gave up, I'm sure we all feel that way. As soon as I stopped guess what I got a tweet saying I was a winner yipeee, I couldn't believe it at first I read it a few times before it sunk in lol! What makes it better is it was a MAC lipstick of my choice from the lovely Meg, you can view her blog here. She is really lovely and got in toush with me straight away, we stayed in touch she said I could choose any lipstick available at that time, I mean really how nice is that!

I decided to go for a Sheen Supreme Lipstick as these are my fav texured lipstick's by MAC, the colour I chose is called 'Insanely It' a gorgeous shimmery pink with blue undertones an absolute beauty see for yourself below:




Once again a BIG thank you to Meg, you guys should definately follow her she is lovely her blog link
and her Twitter name is @MegGunn_

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Twelfth Weekly Makeup Tag - Disney

Why is it when you need to base a theme on something your mind goes blank.. I mean all through my childhood I watched Disney and was soo excited for this weeks tag, then when I come to think of ideas my mind was like huhhhh lol! Yep it's that time of the week again where we all meet and show our inspirations and interpretations. A lot of ladies seem to be thrown back thinking there are not as good but hey honeys I started this tag for fun and to help us all explore that little further you don't have to be amazing =D so don't be shy and join in =p

You all know I love bright colours and all the good charachters and princesses were too natural for my liking hehe however my debates were between little mermaid and Maleficient so I thought I'd be a villain hehe =]

This week we have two new ladies joining us, so lets make Bekki and Jadirah feel welcome =] Also Deja has recovered from laser treatment and after not being able to wear make up for like ageeees she is back to join us (high-five!)

These weeks lovely ladies are.....
- Jadirah Twitter - @Jadirah_Sarmad - Blog link
- Fiona Twitter - @Trixiebellexx - Blog link
- Nalini - Twitter - @themadeupmaiden - Blog link
- Alice - Twitter - @BrightownGirl - Blog link
- Purity - Twitter - @pureenlightened Blog link
- Deja  Twitter - @BooogeyWoman - Blog link
- Jasmine - Twitter - @sweetaholic - Blog link
- Sal Twitter - @PetiteSal - Blog link
- Bekki Twitter - @Bekki_J - Blog link
- Sara Twitter - BecauseIsaidso - Blog link
- Maria  - Twitter - @mariaveronicaa - Blog link

Jadirah's look (Jasmine from Aladdin):

Fiona's look (Princess Belle):


Nalini's look (Maleficient from Sleeping Beauty):

Alice's look (Tinker Bell):

Purity's look (Minnie Mouse):









Deja's look (Beauty and the Beast):

Jasmine's look (Snow White):

Sal's look (Jasmine from Aladdin):

Bekki's look (Jafar from Aladdin):

Sara's look (Ariel the mermaid):

Maria's look (Ursula from The Little Mermaid):

Finally my look (Maleficient from Sleeping Beauty):  

So the look for next week we have all decided is 'Butterfly' inspired make-up. Would love for you all to take part again hope you all enjoy this post and most of all a BIG thank you to these lovely ladies who took part. So if you are taking part in next weeks 'Butterfly' inspired make-up look could you please email pics to: aqeela_1988@hotmail.co.uk and leave me a comment below so I remember to get everyones pic's before posts are released, could you also leave me your email addresses so I can give you a quick nudge/reminder. Again can photos be in on the Tuesday (11th Dec) thanks peeps =]