Saturday, 30 June 2012

Pantene Repair & Protect Range Review





I bought this set from Asda awhile ago at an absolute bargain price, I can't remember how much but I remember it was a bargain. I have just finished the bottles off and thought i would share my thoughts with you. 

What they say :

Moisturisation and resilience* for your dry/damaged hair from Pantene. The Repair & Protect collection helps to:

  • Restore hair’s strength*.
  • Protect against future styling damage
  • Prevent the formation of split ends.

*against styling damage.
Containing Pantene Pro-V Advanced Formula, this rich repairing shampoo, with micro-nourishers helps to lock in moisture deep down, working with your hair to leave it healthy looking and shiny.

What i say: 
I really like these products. They have a fantastic smell and for the reasonable price deliver great results. I feel that my hair has lasted much better between cuts and i can notice a reduction in split ends. The only downside is the the Repair and Protect Masque. I have very dry hair and this mask doesn't cut it as a deep conditioner. I would much rather pay the extra money for a mask form the salon, Wella SP being my favourite, as a weekly treat for my hair. However if your hair isn't in as bad a condition as mine this may be a perfect budget hair masque. 

What is your favourite hair treat ? What is your budget for a luxury hair treatment ? 



Saturday, 28 April 2012

DIY Spot treatment: Aspirin Spot Treatment


I'm back !! Sorry for the lack of content lately but i was off getting married and that took up every minute of my spare time. But i'm back now and i wanted to share with you this little trick i learned while trying to keep my skin perfect during the run up to the big day. 

All you will need is:
  • 3 or 4 Aspirin
  • Small Bowl
  • Warm Water
  • Cotton Buds



Place the 3 or 4 aspirin in a small dish 


Add a small splash of warm water




The aspirin should start to dissolve. Give them a stir until it develops into a paste.
Use the cotton buds to add the pasts to the blemishes. Leave for a couple of hours or if possible over night for really big blemishes.

If you try this please let me know how you get on. I loved it and will never buy an expensive spot treatment ever again. They tend to just dry my skin out and leave me with marked skin for a few weeks. 

Do you have any secret emergency skin fixes ?

Saturday, 14 April 2012

George: Miami Heat Range

George at Asda have just released there latest "To be seen in" Range. Miami Heat !!

 I was excited to see this as you all know i am a huge fan of George. I think they bring out some great on trend pieces at amazing prices. You just have to be prepaired to have a good look for them, they aren't always arranged right in front of you like high street stores you require a certain amount of imagination.

 I was really dissapointed with the Last "to be seen in" range which was tribal. It felt a bit mumsyy and to over done. This on the other hand is fab and i think i am going to buy the entire range to fill my suitcase for my holidays in a few weeks. Enjoy my favorite picks below and let me know what your favorite pieces , if any, are.

 Love D








Thursday, 5 April 2012

Jennifer Rose Jewellery


I came across this Jennifer Rose Jewellery in the beautiful Centrestage Dancewear in Linlithgow. I immediately feel in love with the jewellery. It is bright and delicate and very on trend. The jewellery is all silver plated and hand made by a local lady which makes me love it even more. Believe it or not it is actually designed for girls but there are many of the pieces that I love. I think Jennifer Rose Jewellery will make the perfect gift for big girls and little girls and I have bought a couple pieces for my nieces instead of Easter Eggs. The packaging is gorgeous too, nicer than anything i have ever seen on high end jewellery lines.










Saturday, 31 March 2012

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Nails of the Week: Pokadot Minx


I would love to be able to have lovely nails all the time but unfortunately i find it difficult to squeeze time into sleep into my schedule these days never mind doing my nails. However that said i am going to make a good effort to have a pamper session on a Sunday that will include doing my nails for the week.

I think this is a good habit to get into and make sure i dedicate some well deserved time to myself. I decided to go for the pokadot minx last Sunday. they are great as they look fab but actually only took me about 15 mins to put on. They lasted perfectly until around Thursday and by today (Saturday) they are starting to look a little bit rough round the edges but its Sunday tomorrow and i will freshen the up then. Wonder what to do with them .......

Do you have a dedicated pamper day ? How do you fit in some me time ?

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Summer Trend: Canary Yellow

This Spring and Summers hot colour trend is Canary Yellow. From clothes and accessories to your make up nails it is easy to embrace this colour into your summer wardrobe. This colour is full proof it works with every complexion and looks even better with a hint of summer tan.

Below are some of my favourite trend setting canary yellow bargain buys . Have you purchased anything in this colour recently ?

G21 Super Skinny jeans £14.00 from Asda George 

 Crochet Waist Skater Dress £21.00 from AX Paris

Barry M Yellow Nail Paint £3 from Inlovewithfashion 

Yellow Chiffon Maxi Skirt £22.99 from New Look 

Across the body bag £4 from Asda George 

G21 Rope Print  Peplum Top £10 from Asda George 


Box Pleat Skirt £14.99 from Missguided
Selena Platform £34.99 from AX Paris 

Yellow Spot Skater Dress £22.00 from AX Paris 


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Boots Vs Clairns: Battle of the Lip Balms


I was reading a blog post from www.latestinbeauty.com on No7 new summer range when i noticed a remarkable similarity between there new peach and pink Lip Balms to the Clairin's Lip Perfectors. 


They look suspiciously alike. I personally love the Clairn's Lip Perfectors and i am really excited to try No& versions. I hope that they are cheaper :). They will be available from Boots from May 16th - July 10th. 



Garnier BB Cream Review

Garnier BB Cream avaliable at Boots  
I requested a free sample of Garnier's BB cream from their Facebook page, which is still available so get in there. I was really pleased when it came through my letter box and realised it had three samples in it. The samples have lasted me almost a week and a half. I was sent the light/medium colour. I was sceptical about this as I am quite olive skinned but it matched perfectly.

Garnier call this little beauty their "miracle skin perfecter" promising that the cream will reduce sun spots and imperfections and in just one application it will protect, moisturise, unify and brighten your skin. It can be used on it's own as a tinted moisturiser a makeup base or as a touch up on top of make up.

I had just got in from work and I couldn't wait to try the BB cream so I ripped open a packet and added a little on top of what remained of the makeup I had put on that morning. It instantly brightened my skin up - even my Mr commented that my skin looked "better" as he puts it. I have also tried the cream as a makeup base and on it's own.

I never thought I would get away with just a tinted moisturiser, but this truly makes my skin look fab. Garnier say you can even add a layer of the cream ,let it dry, and then add another layer on top to increase coverage. I have exceptionally oily skin so I have found that if i am wearing it on it's own i will need to add a powder to set it.

The product is currently avaliable from Boots.com for £9.99 for 50ml which is fantastic value for money. Foundation normally come in 25ml quantities. It last for ages too. It comes in Light/ Medium or Medium/dark. You can also still pick up a free sample from their Facebook. 


I will definitely be buying this although i just spotted on Boots.com that the No7 BB cream has a higher star rating and comes in Normal/Dry or Normal/Oily so I might give this a go before I make a final decision. has anyone tried this one or know where I could get a sample ?

Monday, 5 March 2012

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Niki Minaj OPI minis


I was so excited to try the Niki Minaj range for OPI but I thought going for this mini set was a great way to try them all out. It comes with four shades - which is not the full collection but its a great start. From left to right me have:


  • Did it on' em - a fantastic bright lime green colour, which I fund needs a couple of coats. In my pictures below all the colours have had two coats. 
  • Fly - A kingfisher blue, which I wasn't that excited about I thought Niki Minaj range would have been a bit more wild. 
  • Pink Friday - I love love LOVE this colour. Its what I decided to use after swatching them all and I will defiantly be buying the full size version of this.  
  • Metallic for life - Probably my least favourite but I'm not really a fan of glitter. This would also need a black undercoat to really pop I think. 




GIVEAWAY !!

I am giving away this OPI miniature set to one lucky reader. I will make you work for it and to enter you must add me on Google friend connect, twitter and Facebook, and i will check. I will announce the winner on my blog on Friday. 

Good Luck Xx


Thursday, 23 February 2012

George is on it !


Has anyone noticed how fab the clothes from George are lately ? I bought there £10 yellow blouse last month, bet you know what one i'm talking about ;), and this month i'm going to get this fab number. Perfect for work i think.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Trend Alert: Candy Colours


Lipsy Lace Shoulder Dress

Feminine candy Colours are the latest trend for the upcoming Spring and summer lines. Personally I love it 1 Its flirty feminine and fun. I think I will need to jazz it up with accessories I don't like to look too girly. Need to be careful not to look like you have borrowed your outfit from your younger sister.

below are some of my favourite picks. unfortunately my wedding is in 9 weeks and i have no money to go shopping. I have to buy a red dress for my hen night and that is all I can stretch to. I think I will have a good rummage around my wardrobe see if I can recycle something for this trend. Hopefully get a blog post up on that over the weekend. Good excuse to finally clean out my drawers.


Lipsy Washed Skinny Jeans 
Lipsy Texture Bag http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=KPZCNHYe4T0&subid=&offerid=166440.1&type=10&tmpid=3550&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lipsy.co.uk%2Fstore%2Fhandbags%2Flipsy-textured-colour-block-clutch%2Fproduct-is-AX01661_091

Forever 21 Contrast Button Blazer







This[F21]Contrast Button Blazer is great for adding to any outfit to ensure it is on trend. Great Spring look for your work wardrobe.