Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Lush Essentials

Aloha Bloggerinos,

This weekend I went to Milton Keynes on a Bridesmaid Dress mission (ever tried finding dresses that suit a dark skinned/dark hair size 6 13 year old and a blonde haired/pale skinned size 12, 25 year old? It's a bugger I tell ya!) and decided to kill 2 birds with 1 stone (poor birds) and stock up on the necessities.

I often pop into Lush on lunchbreaks or with friends not only because I like and use the products but because I find it a pleasurable experience to wander around the attractive displays and touch shower jellys, sniff bath ballistic and try moisturiser. I had to admit, that most of the things I buy from there are on impulse and are because I like the smell, luxuries if you will. However, I do have a select few items that I buy over and over and simply luurrrvvvvvveee. *Ahhh Jeez, now I have Love Shack in my head. Grrr*

The first and favourite Lush item is Dream Cream. (Please excuse Lush Website pictures, my camera is downstairs, I'm upstairs, my legs fell off etc etc).
This moisturiser practically makes my skin swoon. I use it on my legs, arms, face, neck, everywhere! It has a unique light scent that is so light that even the Fiance uses it on his face (shhh don't tell his friends) and quenches my dry, thirsty skin all day. It has a medium-thick consistency and soaks in quickly without leaving a greasy residue. A big pot retails for £9.99 ish (don't quote me on it) and last me about 3 months- good value, non?

My second essential is a hair conditioner that is by far superior to the many others that I have sampled.
American Cream is a thick and (quel surprise) creamy conditioner that leaves me hair super soft and smelling divine! I shan't go into reviewing this as I have reviewed it before when I was kindly sent a bottle from the lovely Becky at Lush (I'm still excited by all those freebies). I have since bought 2 more 500g bottles for £12.25. I think this is expensive but I am prepared to splash out a bit for such a good product.

My third and final re-purchase is the Flosty Gritter Bubble Bar, which for me, is a bath time must have.

I love love love the sweet smell of this and they way it makes the bath water hot pink and sparkly- who doesn't want a pink bath?! I only ever use about a quarter of this at a time and find this is more than enough. Of all the bath things I have tried from Lush, and this is an obscene amount, I like this best :)
Each one retails for £3.30, so if you use it like I do, it is less than a pound per bath.

I must say, I find that I don't really have baths in the summer (yeah, yeah, I do shower, I don't stink!) but with Autumn on it's way, lalalala. Can I also, just say, Autumn is my most happy season. Yay Autumn!

I do also have a couple of Christmas Limited edition Lush items that I am chomping at the bit to get my greedy little mitts on, but I shall do a post on those another day, let's not Lush overdose eh?

Do you like any of these products or have any Lush must-haves?

Toodlepip!

xx

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Chitty Chitty Chat Chat

Aloha Bloggerinos,

Panic not, I do have a couple of Lush and Body Shop reviews coming up but this is just a quickie post - short and sweet as they say.

I have so many exciting things coming up to share with you! There is of course the Big Pink Sparkly Wedding, my Jolly Holiday (I WILL be doing Pool Wear Curvy Girl OOTD's, I've just been feeling very body conscious recently, for reasons that will become apparent eventually, tehe), something VERY EXCITING happening cosmetic wise (think Limited Edition, think Glittery, thiiinnkkkk designing eyeshadows, loose glittlers, lipsticks, lipglosses etc! Wowzas times a trillion). What eellsee? I'm still crafting away like a busy little beaver and have a few Home Corners posts to come.


(a weheartit randomer so this post ins't naked. Photoless posts? No Spankyou!)

So that's my big fat catch up for you..lovely.

I have received a few uber nice emails from some of you Bloggerinos lately and I wanted to share some. First was from a YouTuberino who watches my videos (must get back on that soon) and reads this and she had guessed my secret news which I'm still not revealing. I thought that being as she wrote such a lovely email and it was private (and even attached a gorgeous word document with a little poem on it) that I would disclose the secret- so to the lovely girlie that I'm referring to- THANK YOU!

Allsssoo, to all of you lovely Bloggerinos that have been buying my sparkly trinkets and giving such fabulous feedback- thank you to you too, I really appreciate it. Gemx bought one of my flower power rings (there are still a few left) and sent such a kind email about where she plans to wear it and such like. She has also done a little blog post about it so check that out and give her a little follow.


If you have done a little review on a 'Lou's Lovely', do let me know so that I can put it in my Chitty Chat posts, I always love to read good things about myself hahahaha!

I am sooooo desperate to tell you my secret but feel like it would be a bit much on top of wedding, Lou's Lovelies, Home Corners, Lou's Reviews, upcoming makeup project, Curvy Girl's OOTD's and the like! Sheesh I'm pooped just typing it!

What are you all looking forward to most and I shall get cracking on that?

Toodlepip!

xx

PS
Aloha to all your lovely new Bloggerinos, have a good nosey :)

PPS
Turns out that wasn't so short after all! Oopsie, hope you managed to read all the way through!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Cocktail Dresses for Sale - Yabba-dabba-dooooo!!


Aloha Bloggerinos,

Are you enjoying the weekend? How did I get to nearly August?! It was April about 5 minutes ago!!

So as posted about on Friday, I am having a weekend of sales and this is where I pull out the big guns- oohhh yeaahh!

I currently have 3 GORGEOUS debut cocktail dresses, never worn out, tried on x2, for sale. I bought them last year with the intention of them being my bridesmaid dresses. Sadly, one Bridesmaid has gained a tiny bit of weight and one hasn't (and I expected her to being on 13 years old), and one Bridesmaid is no longer a Bridesmaid, so rather than pay to get the altered, we decided to just have new ones.

This obviously leaves me with 2 spangly dresses that don't fit me! I am going to put them on eBay but thought I would give all you fashionistas out there the chance to grab them first.

They were bought for £80 12 months ago from Debut in Debenhams. I have a UK size 8, 12 and 16. What I will say is that my friend who wears size 12 clothes finds this 12 too small and the size 16 was bought for a friend who looks a 14 really- basically, I think they are snug sizes! Thought I'd warn you so as I don't want to swizz anyone :)

If the 16 fit me I would defo be keeping it for myself as I think it is VERY versatile and would wear it for looadds of things- woop!

I am selling them for £60 each and this INCLUDES UK postage. If you are elsewhere, I will have to add £5 for postage and will post first class. All dresses have tags on still. No returns.

Here are some snaps of the frock (they are all the same) for you to mooch over. If you would like to buy one, please comment below with your paypal email address and I shall invoice you and post ASAP. I only have 3 available so as usual, it is first come, first serve.









Yep, I took a picture of the inside- I wanted you to have the full experience! haha!

All photos were taken in natural light without flash so that you get the truest colour.

Hope you like them, looking forward to showing you the new ones I have bought! (They are rather similar-hahaha)

Toodlepip!

xx

500 Follower Giveaway - CLOSED


Aloha Bloggerinos,

After sifting through over 300 entries we have a winnneerrr for my 500 Follower Giveaway!



Thank you to everyone who entered, it's great to see everyone getting in the spirit of things- woop. I'm sorry only one person could win but keep your beady eyes peeled as I'm thinking of holding another giveaway when and if I hit 1000 followers.

So, without further adoooo, the winner iiiiiissssssssssssssssssssssssssss:


CONGRATULATIONS ...x hel x ...!!! Please send me your address and I will get your prize sent out to you!!

Wahoooo what a cheery post! Lalalala

Toodlepip!

xx

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Sew Hard! Grr!

Aloha Bloggerinos,

I'm trying to make this bag that I bought a pattern for from John Lewis. Now, when it says "easy", what it actually means is "really confusing and difficult and not something you can do in an afternoon".

I decided that the instructions were too hard and perhaps if I left them on the floor and came back to them it would be easier. I was wrong.

Grrrr back to basic sewing for me then!


Do any of you use sewing patterns?

Toodlepip!

xx

My Book Shop! Woop Woop!

Aloha Bloggerinos,

Welcome to my virtual bookshop! This virtual bookshop is on the corner of a quaint snowy street, with frost on the window pains. Once you step in, you are greeted with the smell of freshly baked cakes and hot chocolate and are invited to pick up a few books, flop in a big cushy chair and take a load off- bliss.

As I have mentioned, I am raising some pennies for something that will be affecting my life A LOT pretty soon....guessed what it is yet? My lips are still sealed.

All titles below are books from my own collection that I am offering you the chance to buy.

Paypal only, just leave your email for me to invoice. No returns. Each book is £2.00 and this INCLUDES UK POSTAGE. For overseas, postage is £1 per book- I'm so sorry, the post office is so pricey though :(

Deals - 5 books for £9, 10 books for £18- Bargainous!

So here are the titles, please enjoy your mosey through :)


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - Mark Haddon
Chinese Astrology
Ace- Dick King Smith (Young Teen/Older Child Book)
What's a Girl To Do? - Tyne O'Connel
A Choice of Poets- Nelson (School Book)
Two Red Shoes - Vivien Kelly
Mersey Maids - Anne Baker
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
Delia Smith's Cookery Course - BBC
Slim and Healthy Cookey - Good House Keeping
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul - Jack Canfield and Others
Glitz - Louise Bagshaw
Playing Away - Adele Parks
The Boy Next Door - Josie Lloyd&Emilyn Rees
Working Wonders - Jenny Colgan
Bridget Jones Diary - Helen Fielding
Liverpool Lies - Anne Baker
The Lost Boy - Dave Pelzer
Romeo and Juliet - Shakespear
The Gift of Therapy - Irvin D. Yalom
Goodnight Mister Tom - Michelle Magorian
Awakenings - Oliver Sacks
The Other Woman - Jane Green
Little Lost Girl - Barbie Probert-Wright
Vitamins and Minerals - Elenor Stillwell
Alfesco Cooking - Cooks on the Move
Lord of The Flies - William Golding
Bad Girls - Jacqueline Wilson (Teen/Older Child Book)
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus - John Gray
Pocket World Atlas - AA
Life Lessons for Women - Jack Cranfield and Others
Lullabies for Little Criminals - Heather O'Neill

In the book shop we also have a small DVD section. Prices are the same as the books to avoid confusion.

Pirates of the Caribean- The Curse of the Black Pearl
American Pie 2 Unseen
Sunshine
Free Willy
Something's Gotta Give
Borat
Road Trip

If you are under 15 and would like to buy a DVD, I would like permission from your parent/carer as I don't want to be the one to corrupt you!!

Is your favourite book amongst these? If not, tell me yours and inspire me to read it!

Toodlepip!

xx

Friday, 23 July 2010

Lou's Lovelies :: Handmade Bracelets

Aloha Bloggerinos,

Since I was little, I have been obsessed with beads. I used to look longingly at my lovely Mum's (now in heaven) jewellery and wish they would break so that I could have all the beads off them. Mental? A little bit.

I would be given those gawdy jewellery making kits filled with candy coloured plastic beads and spend Christmas's and birthday's threading them onto multi coloured strings.

I love beads so much, I even took a 36 week Beading Course for seed beads and can actually stitch in them- this is commitment I tell ya!

So anyway, these little beauties are available for you to have sent through the fairy post and into your hands...and onto your wrists!

Paypal only, just comment which one you would like and I will send an invoice. No returns.

As always, first come, first serve.

P&P UK- £1.
P&P Other - £3.



Silver Moon : : £3.90  - SOLD TO SHADOW


Glacier Mists : : £3.90


Little Bow Blue : : £3.90


Lady Sage : : £3.90


Emerald Goddess : : £3.90


Exotic Sands : : £3.90



Do you likey likey?

Toodlepip!

xx

A Weekend of Sales


Aloha Blogerrinos,

Remember my week off a couple of weeks ago and I said I couldn't tell you what it was? Well I still can't (haha) but I promise you I will.

This thing will end up costing me quite a few pennies so I am getting started and will be doing a few blog sales in the next few days. Please stop by and have a nosey. There'll be a HUGE stash of books, Lou's Lovelies, clothes and accessories.

Excited much? I am!

Toodlepip!

xx

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Lou's Reviews :: MAC Impeccable Brow Pencil

Aloha Bloggerinos,

So guess who found her camera wire!!?! ME!! It was in the lounge, so for all you who psychic brainwaved it's location- well done! Psychic Sally has nothing on you!

Rightyroo, on with the show.

I have been using the MAC Impeccable Brow Pencil in Dirty Blonde for some time now and can honestly say I will never switch to another eye pencil for as long as I live. I bloomin' well love it!



It retails for £10.50 and I think this is very reasonable for the following reasons:

1. I bought this about 3 months ago and have only had to sharpen it twice- it is VERY long lasting, which is always a brucey bonus in my books.

2. It is the PERFECT shade for my eyebrows. I have tried all sorts but this suits to a tee. I love that the colour indicator on the end of the pencil, is practically the same as the actual product colour. So often I feel duped by misleading colour indicators.

3. The texture is creamy, not oily or chalky and had a matt finish, so blends very well to give a natural look. Who wants unnatural eyebrows?!

4. Similar to point 1, it is very looooooong. As far as makeup pencils go, longer is always better- ooer misses!


Here's me banging on about the colour being the same at both ends and I have shot it in different lights and it looks different- why I call myself a beauty blogger I do not know! Jeez!

The packaging, like all MAC products, is sleek and sophisticated and something I am proud to have in my collection. I love that the black paint on the pencil is matt, rather than sheeny shiny, it feels more demure this way.


So, here are my brows. Please note I have no foundation or powder on, just Dream Cream (no I'm not a sweaty betty).

Naturally, my eyebrows are light brown/dirty blonde and a bit sparse. I think it is just a paranoid thing but I feel that they are a little "bitty". I use the Impeccable Brow Pencil to fill in the gaps and look a bit less bitty. I try not to go overboard so as to keep it natural and light.

Naked eyebrow:


MAC'd up eyebrow:

Do you think there is a difference or is it all in my head?

Toodlepip!

xx

PS- Eyeshadow is Bella Sugar Cosmetics- my new addiction.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Where are you Mr Wire??

Aloha Bloggerinos,

I have taken about 64 million photos of things I want to blog about, but can I find the wire that magically makes picture pop along from camera to computer? No. No I bloomin' well can't!


How cute is this camera? Thanks weheartit.com!

Can any of you psychic Bloggerinos channel your brainwaves and let me know where it is and I shall look there!

Thanks for your brainwaves!

Toodlepip!

xx

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Lou's Reviews :: Prestige Sunbaked Mineral Bronzing Powder

Aloha Bloggerinos,

In last week's haul I showed you these snazzy bronzers I had picked up at Boots and now I've had a little go with them, I'm ready to review them.

I bought two out of the three bronzers thinking one would be for when I have fake tanned and one would be for when I'm braving my natural skin colour (actually so pale that it's practically see-through!).

On the left is Rich Bronze and the right is Glam Tan. They usually retail for £8.99 each but Boots have an offer on and they are currently £7.99- Every penny counts!


I was initially really excited about this as they reminded of MAC MSF Bronzers with all the different shades and the gold veining. I use my MAC Duo Fibre (suspected fake-dagnam eBay you swine!) to swirl the colours round and apply to my temples and apples of my cheeks.


Whilst the swatches are quite impressive, I find the actual product to be a little bit of a let down. I may need to experiment a bit more but I find that the gold glitter isn't as finely milled in the skin as it looks in the pan and unlike the glitter in MAC Belightful, it stands out and looks a bit garish.

Both colours have this issue and are very similar. The difference being that Glam Tan is more goldy than the Rich Bronze, which is, surprise surprise, more bronzey.



I don't think these will draw me away from my cheapy-peapy £1.95 2True Bronzer (it's bloomin' amazing I tell ya!) or my MAC Belightful Highlighter but being as I spent about £16 I couldn't afford to write them off. After playing around with them a bit I have actually found a really good use for them.

I am now using them with a big kabuki brush applied in a vertical line down the front of my thigh, knee and shin to create a slimming effect, on my shoulders and decolletage for a sunkissed effect and in my cleavage to draw the eye....naughty ;)

If I'm feeling fruity I also dust a bit on my arms for a sparkly-parkly effect. 

I think these products are average for what they are, very pretty to look at but quite pricey. I don't think I will be trying Prestige again after the malting blush brush (reviewed on one of my youtube videos) and these bronzers :(. Oh well, more room for all the other brands! Woop!

Have you ever been please by Prestige?

Toodlepip!

xx

Friday, 16 July 2010

Wedding Lipgloss - Dior

Aloha Bloggerinos,

I have been assessing what makeup I will be wearing on my wedding day in a few weeks (eeeee!!) as I will be doing my own. I had a couple of makeup trials with artists but decided that being as I know my own face and what works best, that I will be doing my own. I'll also be doing the bridesmaids- busy busy!

As I already have an obscene amount of makeup, I won't reeeaaallly be buying anything new. However, on my hen weekend a few weeks back, I picked up the little beauty and am saving her for the big day! Ooooh!



I think the packaging is gorgeous and very bridal! Not sure about the shorty short short lip brush applicator though- don't be so scimpy Mr Dior!!


The Dior gloss set me back a whopping £19.99 which I will not be paying again, but have justified it as a wedding treat to myself. It reminds me A LOT of the MAC Dazzleglass glosses which are £5 cheaper and a bit more exciting. I'm going to wear this on my bare lips for the ceremony and then for the reception I will wear it over hot pink lipstick!

More wedding makeup posts to come! Woop!

Toodlepip!

xx

Keep calm and shake the glitter

Aloha Bloggerinos,

This is a very quick post to say soorrryyyy I have been so distant this week. I've had some big news that I have had to think on all week and I will eventually share with you, just not for the now.


I'll be back in business in the next few days, I've not dropped off the edge of the planet I promise :)

Hugs and snugs!!!

Toodlepip!

xx

PS. How much do you just luurrvvee this picture. Good old weheartit.com eh? x

Monday, 12 July 2010

Lou's Lovelies :: Flower Power Rings


Aloha Bloggerinos,

I've had my crafty hat on again and made a few new bits for my etsy shop. Before I pop them on there, as always, I'm giving my Bloggerinos the opportunity to nab some lovely bits and discounted prices.

As usual, paypal only, just comment of what ring and colour and leave your paypal email and I will invoice you and post asap.

P+P UK- £1
P+P Elsewhere - £3

All rings are adjustable so they even fit my big sausage fingers! Woop woop!


Large Rose Rings White, Red, Black. £3.30


Medium Rose with Gem, Pink Only. £3.00


Small Glitter Rose Lilac, Dusky Pink, Fairy Dust Pink, Sunshine, Orange, Red, Black.
£2.50

Glitter Rose Hair Grips, Black, Orange, Lilac. £2.50 per set.

My personal favourite and size comparison :)

Do you likey likey?

Toodlepip!

xx

Lou's Reviews :: MUA Lipstick

Aloha Bloggerinos,

On hearing that Superdrug had launched a new brand called MUA (MakeUp Academy) with everything priced at £1, I thought I ought to check it out.

Whilst the eyeshadows and glitter liners looked appealing, I decided on a lipstick, since I seem to be a little obsessed with them at the moment.


Rather disappointingly, the MUA range doesn't have pretty names for its colours, and this little gem is beautifully named "Shade 7", mmmmmm appealing.




Shade 7 is a lovely coral colour with peach undertones and is surprisingly moisturising. It's lasting power is average, but for £1, you can't complain. It is fairly scentless which I like as I'm not one for strong smells unless it's shower gel or perfume, so this is a brucey bonus.

I think for a pound I'd pick up a few more cheap and cheerful lipsticks to wear under lipglosses, but it's not like the jazzy Rimmel number that I'm proud to take out of my bag!

Product- Average
Price- Wowee!!
Packaging- Poor

Have you tried any of these lippies? What did you think dear Bloggerinos?

Prestige reviews coming soon, when I've had a good go of them.

Toodlepip!

xx

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Haulypops

Aloha Bloggerinos,

Just thought I'd give you a bit of eye candy before I review the items.

Here are a few bits I have accumulated recently- woop woop! I don't know why I decided to photograph on a wedding mag, fancied a little change but will be going back to plain backgrounds from now on! Phewf!


So here we have:

MUA Lipstick in Shade 7
Prestige Mineral Bronzing Powder in Glam Tan
Prestige Mineral Bronzing Powder in Rich Bronze
Collection 2000 Big Fake Lashes Mascara
L'Oreal Volume Mineral Lashes Mascara

I shall do a series of Lou's Reviews on these soon.

I still want to do a Curvy Girl's OOTD for Pool Wear but I am really apprehensive about it because swimwear is my biggest hurdle. I want to do it to show that there are lots of ways to feel more confident, but I just need to take my own advise and stop being such a wuss!!

Toodlepip!

xx

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Calling all Book Worms!


Aloha Bloggerinos!

Are you enjoying the baking heat UK Bloggerinos? So far, I'm managing. Usually I take to heat like a snowman, and try to stay as cool and still as possible but I've not melted yet- hurrah!


Life is starting to get very hectic this summer. My office job is fairly full on, we're planning the wedding (and trying to pay for things too-eurgh!), we are going on holiday in a month (our first proper holiday together!) and about nine months after the wedding we're hoping for the pitter patter of tiny feet! So, with all that in mind, we are trying to put some mula away and here is something I have been doing.

I am a book worm and love nothing more than a good page turner. I was buying at least 2-3 books a month which would come to about £20-£30! Yikes! Times that by 12 and you've got £240-£360 a year just on books!!

So a few months ago I trundled off to my local library and was pleasantly surprised. I had always thought it was full of grannies or geeky people who read boring books about wars, but it wasn't at all. Since joining I am going every fortnight and because its big fat FREE, I come out with about 8 books! I never read all 8, usually just two or three but I figure being as it costs nothing, it's guilt free greed!

I've also been taking out loads of craft books for inspiration and tuition and it has proved invaluable.

So chummies, what do you think? Is it savvy or geeky? Are you frequenters of the big fat free book club?

Toodlepip!!

xx

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Blog Sale :: Handmade Cupcake Earrings

Aloha Bloggerinos,

It's been a bit craft orientated of late but panic not, I have the following coming up this weekend: Wedding Purchases Updates, Home Corners: The Studio and Home Corners: The Boudoir, aaannnnnddd I am seriously considering doing a Curvy Girl OOTD BEACHWEAR!! I'm going on holiday in a month and for years I have struggled with swimwear, so I am going to show you a few tricks to feel a bit more confident by the pool. Would you like that or would you all be horrified by my wobbly bits?! ha! Be nice!

Anyway, as some of you will have noticed, I have put the oh-so-popular cupcake earrings on etsy. On etsy they work out a pound more expensive and so I thought that for all you loyal followers (whom I luurrvvvee) I would do like I did last time and sell them at their introductory prices as a thank you for all your love and blog support. This sale will only be open to blog readers and will not be reduced on etsy.

Rules are simple:

Paypal only. Please leave your paypal address and I will invoice you.

International sale. P&P £1 UK and £3 Overseas.

I will ship first class for speedy delivery and all earrings will come in pretty organza gift bags with love and sparkles :)

First comment, first serve. Last time the cupcake earrings sold within hours so if you are interested, comment quick! I have two pairs of each design so don't be afraid to ask.

Happy shopping Bloggerinos!

Pink Cupcake Earrings - £4.20


Very Berry Cupcake Earrings - £4.20
FIRST PAIR SOLD TO LINZ M.
ONLY ONE PAIR LEFT


Lilac Cupcake Earrings - £4.20


I hope you enjoy these yummy treats!

Toodlepip!

xx

Lou's Lovelies :: Pink Chiffon Corsage


Aloha Bloggerinos,

With Mattmoo's Mother's birthday coming up, and our lack-of-money-due-to-big-white-wedding situation, I decided to put my creative hat on and I made her the gorgeous delicate corsage. What do you think?



I have decided I will be making more of these and selling them to boutiques, shops and at craft fairs. Aside from the one and only corsage on in my lovely little shop, you won't find any more there, unless you have a custom order.

I have come to the decision not to sell these in my etsy shop for this reason (serious part here!): I took inspiration for these little lovelys on one of my favourite blogs Sunshine and Carousels. Erin Wilson also sells these in her etsy shop and I feel that for me to do the same would be a like stealing. Erin uses this technique and makes the most wonderful hair clips, brooches and sashes. Check her out!

I feel comfortable making and selling them to shops etc in England because Erin lives across the pond in America, but I think to encroach upon her etsy market would be very uncool, and as I always say, what goes around comes around.

I am selling lots of lovely pretties that I have made with love and care and hope you take the time to have a looksie!

Do you think I'm being a bit sentimental or playing fair?

Toodlepip!

xx

Lou's Reviews :: GOSH Nail Polish 'Rainbow'

Aloha Bloggerinos,

A few weeks ago, whilst wandering the isles of Superdrug, I was drawn like a magpie to the GOSH Nail Polish selection and felt it would be a crime to leave without this little gem- GOSH Nail Polish 'Rainbow'.

The varnish retails for £5 but currently Superdrug are running a '2 for £8' offer so that's a brucey bonus!


I applied this over the top of some pink polish (I think Avon Viva Diva) and LOVE the effect. The glitter in it is less 'flecky dots of glitter' and more 'tiny bits of glitter leaf' if that makes any sense to you? I like this glitter-leaf (like gold leaf) business because it means my nails feel smooth and not all gravelly like some glitter polishes do. Do you hate that too?

Despite looking greeny tinged in the bottle, it actually comes out coppery, which I think looks great over pink polish. I am defo going to wear this look on holiday (Gran Caneria, Anfi Monte, August- oohhh yyyeeaaahhh).

The bottle is a good size and so far, after 4 days, no chips- hurrah!

What do you think of glitter polishes? Fun or tacky?

Toodlepip!

xx

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Lou's Review's: Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick

Aloha Bloggerinos,

I'm having beauty post withdrawal symptoms, so to satisfy my makeup needs, here's one to smile about!

The other night I was in Tesco with my chum Shmannyshmell (aka Dani) and whilst she was looking for hair dye, I meandered over to the makeup counters. I was having a HUGE hankering for a bright pink lipstick for my hen do and knew I wouldn't have another chance to buy one so decided to choose one there. The selection was very limited and the shelves sparsely stacked, so I was driven to the Rimmel counter.


I don't really have much from Rimmel and for some reason, never really look at it. I think I have been put off by the really annoying "Get the London look" thing that Kate Moss did, did anyone else feel gggggrrrrr'd by this? She gets my wick I tell ya!

Anyway, in short, I picked up the Colour Show Off Lipstick in Pink Gossip and I'm bloomin' well glad I did!


It retails for £5.99 and there are 12 shades to choose from. This lipstick has a velvet finish and excellent staying power. Personally, the velvet finishes don't float my boat, so I apply a slick of lipgloss (with this I like MAC Dazzleglass Extra Amps or Baby Sparks) to add a but of lustre.

I like this lipstick because you can apply one coat for a reasonably sheer finish or 2-3 for a more dramatic look. If you look back to my hen night pictures, I'm wearing it there- woop woop! I've also done you a little swatch to show the difference between 1 and 3 layers. Lovely jubbly. Also, do you like my bracelet? I made it!!


I love love love the pink metallic finish to it, I like to leave it on my desk at work to perk up my day! How sad is that?! Ha.

The only negative I have about this product is the fragrance. Some people might enjoy it but it reminds me of play lipsticks I had as a child and I'm overly keen on this.

All in all, a great lipstick and I am looking forward to having the mula to try out some more colours. Have you tried this? What were your thoughts?

Toodlepip!

xx
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