Tuesday 25 December 2012

Little BU Nail Polish*

*UPDATE- I received an email from Little BU explaining that these nail polishes are supposed to wash off to make them more friendly for people at school who need to remove their nail polish when at school*

Hi everyone!

Sorry that I have been absent from blogging, I promise I haven't given up! It's just I am in my final year of GCSE and I have exams left, right and centre :( I have also been busy organising and finalising my secret Santa. Anyways, today I have a review for you!

I was sent these two nail polishes in the shades Chloe(pinky purple shade) and Kyra(the shimmery gold colour) when I was asked if I would like to try these I jumped at the chance because not only am I a nail polish addict! But they are toxin free.

These nail varnishes are non-toxic and odourless. I was really excited by this concept because my nails are quite weak due to non stop painting my nails since being about 10, so I thought it would be great to give these a go. So anyways onto the review.

These are two very beautiful colours and they build up well with 2 or 3 coats, the gold shimmery polish works nicely as a kind of top coat if you just put one layer over another polish. Which is fantastic because these have no chemicals I was assuming they would be very sheer but this is not the case. However the main problem with these polishes is that even after having left them to dry for a good 39 minutes they came straight off my nails when I washed my hands! This really upset me because it all seemed to be going so well :( I tried again another few times and again they washed off which really disappointed me because I wanted them to work.

I might give these another go and let them dry a bit longer and see if this makes them work better but for now I am a bit disappointed :( I will definitely do an updated review soon and see if I can make them work!

Thanks for reading and I hope you've all had a fantastic Christmas! Leave me a comment with what you got, and also please comment if you'd like to see some things I got :D


Saturday 15 December 2012


Recently I was contacted about a new website named 'Malzee' which is a website designed to create a new and fun shopping experience with lots of benefits. Here is some information from Malzee to explain a bit more about it.

'Mallzee is all about creating a new experience for shopping online. Users create their own personalized shopping mall (Mallzee) by picking their favourite brands and stores. Our fancy software then finds products matching your personal style and showcases them in your Mallzee!

To add a new social aspect users can then invite their friends to ‘visit’ their Mallzee through the use of Facebook chat. Friends can then discuss product choices and star items they think their friends will love and purchase from the mall themselves with great discounts negotiated by us. If your still unable to decided on a purchase you can also create polls to ask your friends opinions before you buy. An added bonus to inviting friends to your mallzee is that as the ‘owner’ you earn money every time anyone buys from your Mallzee! (That's right you get paid when you or your friends shop?)

Currently we have over 200 brands signed up to Mallzee (Urban Outfitters, New Look, Feel Unique and St. Tropez to name a few). We're really keen to get the word out about Mallzee and get future users excited about the concept before we launch later this year. With this in mind people can register now for a launch invite at Mallzee.com and if they spread the word on Facebook or Twitter we will also enter them into a prize for £100/$155 of shopping vouchers and some other goodies.'

I think this is a fantastic idea and I am so pleased to be involved with such a wonderful idea! I like how it makes online shopping even more social and how people can discuss outfits etc. because don't we all want each others opinions on what we're planning on wearing?

Thanks for reading


Sunday 2 December 2012

Hi Everyone!

I am so sorry I haven't been posting much recently, I am off on a trip with school next weekend but I promise after that I will get back into the swing of things. Unfortunately at the moment I have been up to my ears with exams & I have had to work really hard towards them, so I am very sorry.

Also a massive thanks to Kay, you can check out her blog here. Recently I won the West Prize from her East vs. West giveaway & I love all the prizes, it was so generous so thankyou very much!

Here is a picture of everything I won from Kay's blog.

I love everything & I will put up reviews soon :)

Thanks for reading


Tuesday 13 November 2012

Clothing Loves *

Owl Long Gold Necklace@110512102   
(Click on the owl to take you to the link)

Clothing Loves is an international site that offers worldwide shipping and you can also shop in 8 different currencies, which is very important for me because I don't like to have to convert everything into GBP Sterling when buying from an American site for example.

Clothing loves specialise in Wholesale men's clothing , Wholesale women's clothingspecial events dresses, and much more. Their website is easy to navigate around and everything is clearly seperated under their correct headings. The other thing that amazed me was how cheap everything on the site was, for the item. For example the owl necklace you see in the picture above was only £4.40. Here is a list of a few of my favourite items and their prices from their site. Just click on the picture to take you to the link of where you can buy the products.

Black Round Neck Women Leather Jacket Women Discount Coat @T3081b

Black And White Stripped Women V-Neck Long Sleeve Hollow Shoulder Sexy Cotton One Size On Sale Fitting Dress @H4609-2

Their shipping is very cheap, around $2-$3 for the first 0.1kg and then goes up, which applies to all countries. They also do plus size dresses and all kinds of bridal dresses, for mother of the bride, bridesmaids, even wedding dresses for £90, I would strongly recommend checking out this site and I am extremely pleased that they contacted me as there are some great bargains!

Thanks for reading


Sunday 11 November 2012

Superdrug Falsh Lashes Volume Edition 20

Hey Everyone!

Today I am going to be reviewing these Superdrug false lashes, which I won in a giveaway by Sarah you can check out her blog here
I love false lashes so was very happy to have won these. I wore these to The Killers Concert a few weeks ago.

With False Lashes(& eyeliner)

My Lashes without false lashes.

So these lashes did come with a glue but I never use the glue they come with, I always use my Eyelure glue because it lasts a long time and I really like it. I love the look of these lashes and they don't look cheap and tacky on the eyes. They look very natural, but add a lot of volume to the lashes and enhance your eyes. They retail for about £4 or £5 in Superdrug I believe and I would definitely recommend them. They do lots of different styles so there is something for everyone.

Thanks for reading


Saturday 3 November 2012


#bbtweets is a new twitter chat open to any bloggers that want to join in!! It will run on Saturdays from 7-8pm

Becca and I thought it would be great to have a chat on a Saturday night so people who miss out on the other chats can join in. As we've seen many people say they work on the nights of the chat or have other commitments for example.

#bbtweets stands for beauty blogger tweets. At the moment we're thinking of running #bbtweets on a Saturday... but that may change, we'll see how it goes. We're also not sure whether to to have a set topic each week or whether to talk about anything. However we might specify a topic if it helps to start conversations....

Finally Becca and I thought we'd have a blog of the week, to help promote all of out lovely blogger friends. In order to be considered for this please tweet your blog link with the #bbtweetsbom or email us at: beccasfashionandlife@gmail.com or beaumaquillagex@gmail.com

Thanks for reading, and comment if you're joining in!


Monday 29 October 2012

Spending Ban Update #8

Hey Everyone!

So I know this is one day late but hey ho! I have been off school since Thursday so the clock in my head is messed up as to which day it is. So as of yesterday I have done 56 days, so 44 days to go!(Now 57 days down, 43 to go)

This week has been another pretty easy week but there have been one or two things on my wishlist so here goes:

Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean facewash
The past few weeks my skin has been an absolute nightmare, and has been breaking out like mad which is not fun, MissBudgetBeauty loves this cleanser so I thought I'd give it a go. If you have any recommendations of products that work for troublesome skin please leave them below!
(image taken from ebay.co.uk)

Botanics Face Brush
(images taken from boots.com)

So that is all for this week, if you have any recommendations for products(preferably from the drugstore that are good for troublesome combination skin please leave them below!)

Thanks for reading

Sunday 28 October 2012

Blog Sale

Hey Everyone

So I was routing through my makeup collection and realised there were a few gems that I really don't use, and I would love to earn myself a bit of extra money, so I thought it was time for a blog sale!


Payment will be via Paypal only
Please accept my Paypal request within 24 hours or the product will go to someone else
I will calculate the postage & packing depending on the weight & size of the product to get the best deal for you. 
There will be no returns
If you live abroad I will give you a quote for the postage so please just comment & I'll work it out for you.

Items that are pending will be marked pending
& when sold will be marked sold

Unfortunately the light here in England has been atrocious so I have had to use flash, so some things haven't photographed that true to colour, so please look up swatches on google images.

If you have any queries please just ask me!
Happy Shopping!

Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara in Black used once £8(HALF PRICE OF RRP!)
No7 Extravagent Lashes in Black used once £5
(both used with a disposable wand)

Lee Stafford Bling for Brunettes used once £3

Max Factor Creme Puff in Candle Glow, never used but packaging slightly scratched.
£3 each or both for £5

MUA Lipstick in Shade 12 Swatched
MUA Lipstick in Shade 3 Swatched
Superdrug Cranberry & Pomegranate Used once
75p each or all 3 for £1.50

Topshop Bronzer in Radiance 1 used 3 or 4 times £3(or this & the MeMeMe Boho Balm for £5)
Collection 2000 Mosaic Bronzer used twice £1

MeMeMe Boho Balm in Coral Taupe swatched £3 
Physicians Formula Blush in Rose Used once £3 SOLD
Or both for £5

Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Citrus slice Used x4

Bourjois Baked Eyeshadows
Prune Envoutant 25
Brun Astral 33
Praline Astral 31

Usage as shown
£2 each or all 3 for £5

If you would like anything please leave a comment with which items you would like & your email address, first come first serve. If the payment via PayPal is not accepted within 24 hours the item will go to the next person.

Tuesday 23 October 2012

John Frieda Full Repair Conditioner*

When I was asked if I would like to try some John Frieda products, I jumped at the chance. When I had ombré hair, I always used their purple shampoo to get rid of the brassy tones at the ends of my hair and make it more blonde, I thought it worked so well. I was sent this Full Repair Conditioner & a serum(review to come) to try, and I love it!

I have always straightened and styled my hair, and never properly looked after it, up until about a year ago when I got massively obsessed and started trying out every conditioner! My hair is naturally very dry, it always has been, and so I have come to find out that I need to use a deep conditioner at least twice a week to keep in the moisture.

This conditioner is just like a deep conditioner. On the back of the bottle it recommends that you leave it on 3-5 minutes, my hairdresser told me that this meant it would be a better and deeper conditioning conditioner. I leave this on for 5 minutes and when I wash it out my hair has never felt so soft! Since using this I have noticed a definite improvement in the condition of my hair, not only does it straighten better, but it is more shiny & soft, easier to manage & style, and much much less frizzy. Even if I go back to a different conditioner for one wash, my hair still retains the moisture that this conditioner has given it.

The conditioner is a thick white conditioner and feels very creamy, it has the typical 'John Frieda' scent which smells absolutely lush. It lingers in your hair, but isn't too overpowering which is another positive to this product.

I think this whole range is very effective, and I know that FleurDeForce loves it too. It is great for overstyled and damaged hair, and I know that I will continue to repurchase this again and again.

Thanks for reading
What is your favourite conditioner?

Sunday 21 October 2012

Spending Ban Update #7

So 7 weeks down, 49 days down, 51 to go! Almost halfway through this challenge, and it is going fantastically *touchwood*, it feels like only a day ago that I was writing last Sunday's update post. It is getting to the point now where I am finding it a lot easier to go into Boots or Superdrug & not be tempted by anything. I am so happy about this, because I have far too much makeup and need to get through some of it before spending anymore! 

So this week I am extremely proud to say, I don't want anything! Not one single thing, beauty wise anyway! There are plenty of fashion items I want. The only things I still want are everything on my previous wishlists & some foreign makeup, so I am very excited to receive my parcel from my secret santa Nancy, who lives in America!

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Better than Yankee Candle for £1.99?!

I am constantly on the hunt for a candle that makes the whole room smell lovely! I absolutely love strong candles, and so far I have found the only ones I have every bought that make the whole room smell are Yankee Candles, they are lovely & I love the packaging, but they are so expensive. My Gran has an outlet near her that sell them cheaper, so I usually buy one there, but I am always on the hunt for a cheaper alternative.
Last week whilst in Tesco with my Mum we were looking at the candles, and we saw that Glade had a new limited edition candle out, so we had a smell and it was gorgeous! I bought myself one and took it home.

So I have been burning this every day this week since last Saturday and it still hasn't run out! It says its burn time is 30 hours and I would say that's very accurate. This makes the whole room smell absolutely gorgeous, it kind of smells similar to Hollister, those of us who love Hollister will know what I mean ;)
This even makes my whole landing smell, and when anyone walks past my door they comment on how nice this candle smells.

The smell of this stays the whole time you are burning it and for about an hour or so afterwards too which is absolutely fantastic. I went to Tesco again yesterday and picked up another one of these, and it is safe to say I will definitely be stocking up on these for when they discontinue them.

I can not believe that this candle only costs £1.99, it is absolutely fantastic. I haven't tried any of the other candles from the Glade range, but I think I will buy another one to compare it to this one.
I think everyone should have one of these in their lives!
Thanks for reading

What is your favourite candle?

Saturday 20 October 2012

Nourish Radiance Collection Review *

Hey Everyone!

So sorry I haven't been around much this week, but I have been so bogged down with exams this week. So I am going to be writing more posts this weekend, to make sure I am not absent for as long again!

So a couple of weeks ago Rebecca from Nourish Skincare sent me a small pot of body butter to try from their Radiance collection, I absolutely loved it and so she sent me the full size body butter & a shower gel to try, so I am going to be reviewing them today.

Radiance Shower Gel*

Radiance Body Butter*

Radiance Body Butter*

'Nourish uses advanced ingredients to nurture the skin that nature gave you.
By understanding the science behind the behaviour of different skin types, and by taking account of individual lifestyles and needs, the Nourish system offers an adaptable skincare solution delivering specific nutrients to effectively support and enhance your skin's health.
Our skin is a dynamic organ, not simply a surface, but an active interface between our outside world and our inside world, affected every day by both internal and external influences. The way our skin reacts to those influences, how it looks and ages, is most influenced by two factors: core skin type and lifestyle.'
The products from the Radiance line are 93% organic.

Taken from the Nourish website which you can check out here

So onto the products, I will start with the body butter.

This is amazing! I can't actually get over how nice the smell of this is. It smells like roses, but instead of the usual fake rose smell, which although beautiful smells absolutely nothing like roses, this body butter smells like a real rose. I don't know how they have managed to capture such a wonderful scent but it is absolutely wonderful. This body butter really moisturises the skin, and it feels like a cross between a cream and a gel. This rubs into the skin pretty well, and absorbs quickly which is great, and means you don't have to wait around whilst it absorbs. I apply this before I go to bed, and when I wake up the next morning my skin feels lovely and soft. The other wonderful thing about this body butter, is on my shins I have extremely dry skin, and nothing ever moisturises it enough to get rid of the dry skin, but this body butter does, and after having used it for a few days it had completely gotten rid of the dry skin. I have now been using this for about a month, and it has seriously sorted out the dry skin on my shins. Also a little bit of this goes a long way, and it is not greasy. The scent lingers on your skin for a good hour or so, and if you sleep with this on it makes your duvet smell gorgeous! Overall a 10/10 from me.

Now onto the shower gel:

This shower gel is a kind of clear yellow liquid. It smells similar to the body butter with the same undertone of rose, but also smells like honey and jasmine. I like this shower gel and the scent lingers on your skin for a few hours which is nice. The only problem I experienced with this shower gel was that it doesn't lather up as easily as other shower gels and took a little more work, but I think that because this uses mainly natural ingredients, this can be excused. The great thing about this is that it works well with the body butter, if you use the body butter afterwards, and makes the whole bathroom smell lovely. I also love that know you're being good to your skin, because they are 93% natural, and don't contain as many chemicals.

I really love both these products and would recommend them both to anyone!

Now here are the pictures of the products you will receive, mine look different because they are PR Samples.

Thanks for reading

What are your favourite skincare products?

Sunday 14 October 2012

100 Day Spending Ban Update #6

Hey Everyone!

I can't believe I have already done 6 weeks of this! It is going so well, and I finally have enough money to buy more clothes(big haul coming soon!) I did this spending ban so that I would have more money to spend on other things, namely clothes, and so I am very happy to see it paying off.

So 6 weeks or 42 days down, 58  to go! I am so nearly half way through.

Onto the wishlist:

Models Own Wonderland Collection
(image taken from Models Own's Facebook page)

Barry M Once Upon A Time Nail Polish
(image taken from Barry M's Facebook Page)

Yankee Candle Spiced Orange
(image taken from scentedcandleshop.com)

So my wishlist isn't too big this week, I have been mainly lusting after nail polish, and when my friend & I went shopping we went into TK Maxx and they had reduced, Models Own, Barry M & OPI, it was so hard trying to stop myself buying some. But I managed it, so that made me very happy.

If you're doing this spending ban, or any other type of spending ban please leave me a link below, I would love to see how you're getting on.

Thanks for reading

What's on your wishlist?

Thursday 11 October 2012

KKCenterhk Haul *

Hi Everyone

So a few weeks ago Maggie from KKCenterhk asked if I would like to review some nail products, and I said I would love to. So here is what she sent me & if you click on the description of the product it will take you to that product link. Reviews will follow shortly. This is an international based company and they were very quick and efficient at shipping, everything arrived safely, and they were very good at communicating throughout.

They also gave me a discount code to share with you all!

(Click on the picture & it will take you to the website)

Just enter 'beaumaquillagex' at the checkout to get 10% off! Valid until January 2013.

This company do much more than just nails, they do false lashes, makeup etc.

Thanks for reading

**Disclaimer- All items in this post were sent to me to review **