Category: Beauty

One for the #bbloggers: ‘Beauty Hacks’ book

beauty hacksThink you know EVERYTHING there is to know about beauty? Well why not test it out with Esme Floyd‘s new book ‘Beauty Hacks’.

The book contains 500 beauty tips and tricks to make you the biggest beauty expert around. This includes advice on skin, hair make-up AND nails.

The book is perfect for beauty bloggers who want to become even more clued up, or even for beauty fans who want to add more knowledge to their armour.

You can buy the book from ASOS now for £7.99.

So what are you waiting for – get swotting up on some new beauty secrets today!

Sam x

Fresh product alert: Fruit Fix Bath Teas

fruit fixAre you a lover of a fruit tea now and again? Well then why not mix it up a bit and put one in your tub, instead of your mug?

But hang on, before you start throwing a Twinings in your bath! Because I’m not talking about any normal tea, I’m referring to Fruit Fix‘s Bath Teas.

Yep, that’s right, you can now get ‘teabags’ especially for your bath. The Beauty Fix box contains five ‘teabags’ all with a different fruity scent, or flavour if you will – orange, ginger grapefruit, pomegranate and peppermint that are designed to disolve and revive your precious bathtime.

You can buy the teabags from ASOS at £7.50 a pack for five, either for yourself or a fruity tea-loving friend.

Happy relaxing!

Sam x

Valentines Day: 10 gifts under £10 [for her]

chocIt’s cropped up again, yes that day that no one really likes but EVERYONE talks about… Valentines Day!

Couples hate it because its forced romance and it means forking out for a gift, and single people loath it because it reminds them the only love of their life waiting at home for them is their Netflix account.

HOWEVER I have some good news for you. I have created a guide of 10 fantastic gifts under £10 that are are awesome and also won’t break the bank either. So guys, either treat your lady, or women get sending links to your date, mate or even just buy it for yourself (you deserve it!).

These great items start with the yummy Hotel Chocolat Salted Caramel chocolates (top right) that are guaranteed to have anyone drooling and are a bargain at just £3.75.

You can check out the rest of my V-day picks below…

Happy shopping & have a happy love day on Sunday please, whatever your relationship status!

Sam x

Vday collage

  1. Red Contrast Trim Lace Brazilian Briefs, New Look, £3.99 
  2. Pink Polaroid Photo Frame, New Look, £4.99
  3. Little Book Of Chat Up Lines Book, ASOS, £5.99 
  4. Valentines Glitter A5 Notebook, Paperchase, £7 
  5. Brushed Tartan Scarf, Boohoo, £4
  6. Happy Jackson Big Love Mug, Debenhams, £8
  7. Nails in Bittersweet, Topshop, £5
  8. Gold Arrow Ring, Urban Outfitters, £6
  9. Grow Your Own Birthflower, NotOnTheHighStreet.com, £7.50 

Urban Decay introduces Gwen Stefani collection

gwenPop legend Gwen Stefani is known for her fierce make-up, especially her bright red lips, so it is no wonder that Urban Decay has chosen the star to collaborate with on their latest collection.

The range starts from £16 for a lip pencil and also features lipsticks at £18; brow box at £19.50; blush palette. which will set you back £35; and the most expensive item in the range, the eyeshaddow palette at £40.

The good news is that the collection is on sale NOW – check it out here.

Happy shopping 🙂

Sam x

Elizabeth Arden launches Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil

elizabeth-arden-introduces-eight-hour-cream-all-over-miracle-oil-300x377If you’ve never heard of Elizabeth Arden’s famous Eight Hour Miracle Cream, then quite frankly, I don’t know what you’ve been doing!

The famous cream has been a staple in women’s toiletry bags for decades, however get excited as the brand has revealed a spin-off oil product which is about to change your life yet again.

The Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil is ideal for use on the face, body and hair, providing luxurious, head-to-toe conditioning benefits and moisturisation for 8-12 hours,

The product, which is available now, uses Tsubaki oil from the camellia flower, native to Jeju Island off the coast of Korea, known for its anti-oxidative, anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory, smoothing and soothing effects. It contains a high concentration of Omegas 6 and 9 to help nourish, soothe and protect the skin. In addition, it helps to boost skin’s natural collagen to smooth skin and improve its overall texture.

Further natural key ingredients that enhance the formulation, according to Elizabeth Arden, include: grape seed oil to moisturise and condition the skin, ginger root extract to help improve the skin’s texture and tone, boswellia resin to improve the skin’s firmness, vitamin E to help condition the skin and protect against free radical damage, as well as olive, avocado and sunflower seed oils and rosemary extract.

All that for a bargain priced of £29 for 100ml! What are you waiting for – get yours now!

Sam x

Xmas Gift Guide: £10 and under

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Considering it is now December, it’s time to get buying presents for your loved ones if you haven’t already…

However, with grans, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, mums, dads and friends and colleagues to buy for, it can get rather expensive! This is why I’ve created this gift guide for 10 items at £10 or under to mean you can get more pressies for your money!

It’s also the perfect solution for all those secret santas you end up getting roped into!

Happy shopping and I hope you find something you like!

Sam x

1. ‘Dream Big’ neon notebook, Topshop, £3.50

2. Jack Wills mug, £9.50

3. Photomug, Mustard, £10 

4. Hot Cookie mug warmer, Mustard, £10

5. Snap fish eye lens, Topshop, £5

6. Korres Wild Rose Mini Brightening Kit, Debenhams, £8.50

7. 12 Portly Penguins, Hotel Chocolat, £7 

8. Cubic Zirconia Triangle Necklace, Miss Selfridge, £10 

9. Alphabet scented candle, NotOnTheHighstree.Com, £6.99

10 Pug Mug, IWWOT, £7.99

Barry M introduces Nail Care Range

barry-m-cosmetics-launches-nail-care-range-300x222Barry M is known for its great nail polishes and now the brand have brought in a new range to make sure your nails are well looked after too.

The Nail Care Range comprises Super Mani (£3.99), a 7-in-1 treatment which offers seven benefits; hydrating and protecting enamel for healthy, nourished nails; Iron Mani (£3.99), a basecoat and treatment which strengthens, smoothes and protect nails from breakage; and Mani Mask (£3.99) which camouflages, colours and conditions nails and is available in two colours – Bashful (a light baby pink) and Birthday Suit (a creamy nude) for a semi-matte finish.

The collection will launch in high street favourites Boots and Superdrug on 20 January, so you’ll be able to start the year with lush nails!

Happy shopping 🙂