Hope you all had a great Christmas .... my day hasn't been the best Christmas for a few personal reasons but hey ho - life doesn't change for Christmas - unfortunately but my evening has consisted of going through my Absolutely Fabulous box set ... loved seeing the Christmas special earlier too. Completed my day.

Oh btw .... look at my new banner that's being in the process of designing :

Well hello there me in digital art form (:  ... when I was contacted by Denisha of DK Designs I was literally catching flies for supper when looking at her work. Beautiful art work. I'm so excited to see the finished result...may have to use my digital face for everything now.

Dropping asleep......

Just 364 Days Til The Next One ....

Slight blogger hiatus due to a neck injury, I've managed to pop the bones in my neck out of place :(  got no feeling in my right arm and my shoulder and neck are in absolute agony. The paramedic said that once the swelling goes down they will pop back by themselves if I'm still in pain go to my GP and seek physio. Don't need to hear that 3 weeks away from starting my course at AOFM. Can you believe all I did was stretch and *crunch* cannot move.

Working with one left hand is no good. My bestie got me some ibuprofen to help with the swelling...this post has taken me forever lol

Hopefully I won't have to resort to the last issue and I'm fine by the end of Dec :)


I'll Be Okay...That's What You Want To Hear...

The fabulous Boot's offer of the week well until 22nd December. Saved the best til last maybe?! Well asides from the Boots No7 one but I'm going to talk about this bundle here.

Comes in quite a big carry case with a nice red ribbon attached to the zip.

Once unzipped you will see a drawstring bag .... with your goodies inside ( there was a cardboard box that held the contents but that was to keep the shape and contents safe )

So what's in this big bargain bundle for £25 :

Clean On Me -Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel
The Righteous Butter - Body Butter
Pulp Friction - Body Scrub
Face Soap and Clarity - Fresh Facial Wash
Heel Genius - Foot Cream
Hand Good - Hand Cream
Mist You Madly - Fragrant Body Spray
Sexy Mother Pucker - Lip Plumper in Candy Gloss
Calm One Calm All - Bubble Bath
Off Your Face Wipes - Cleansing Wipes

Such a great deal -even though it won't stop me stocking up in 2012. I already did a throw out of things and now I'm ending up preparing for 2012 already lol.

Did you get one or planning to for yourself or a loved one? 

Soap & Glory Big Splendour

It's the party season right and we all want to feel fantastic in our dresses. Me included! I decided to invest in the Ann Summers - In Control Cami Suspender reading reviews on their website helped and didn't a lot of people had issues with the sizing, not being able to zip it up, can't get it past the hips etc.

I found an Ann Summers Party Rep who advised me :

If you want to use the cami suspender with the bra pads inflated then I suggest you go up a band size but keep your cup size the same. Example: If you're 34C then get it in 36C

If you don't want to wear the cami suspender with the bra pads inflated then go up a band size and down a cup siz. Example: Again if you're 34C then get it in 36B

So I did that. Perfect. Of course I'm using the inflatapads, I need all the boosts I can get (:

These are the Inflatapads  

The big bump you see in the middle is where you inflate the pad and the grey/white one is where you deflate the pad.

see my mini xmas tree (:

Do you drop a dress size - Yes indeed .. a little squeeze but hey it squeezes in that waistLifts your backside and boosts your bust. Money well spent - YES.  I put on a dress I was given for my 21st that I haven't been able to wear since then and it fits lol. I'm a size 14 and fit back into those 12s. 

I would show you the back but well it's got a mesh backside lol. It's gorgeous, I'm ecstatic with it. Shame for those larger busted ladies as it only goes up to a DD. 

* edit : The suspenders are detachable and also the bra straps (: thanks to Jo for reminding me with her comment.

£55 from Ann Summers online / instore 

Ann Summers In Control

10 days until Christmas & here is the last Glossbox for 2011. Their first Christmas box and it's quite a goody. Got a few full sized products and the glitter polish is divine may have to take off my AVON - Twilight Blue and put that on this coming Christmas week (: 

1.Cargo Cosmetics Classic Lip Gloss - Morocco
2.Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle Mini Nail Varnish w/ Stripped to Go Sachet
3.FAB Face Cleanser
4.Nouveau Lashes Noir Mascara
5.Rituals Foaming Shower Gel - Indian Rose and Sweet Almond Oil 

I have to say the Rituals... 'Yogi Flow foaming shower gel' smells delicious, I think I'm going to try and do a last minute Christmas shop and order some bits in for people.

Did you get your December Glossybox yet ?

Glossybox - December 2011

I gave in this week and got some new makeup palettes. I've never tried MUA ( makeup academy ) before cos everytime I go to my boots they never seem to stock anything let alone the pro collection. I've seen swatches and they look quite pigmented. Now keep in mind, I haven't swatched them yet. This is just a haul post so to speak. I'm looking forward to playing with them this upcoming week.

Within 2 days I got my palettes if you spent over £8 you got the 'Immaculate Collection' palette free ( limited time offer ) Seeing as these palettes when for £4 each (: -bingo.

I even got a mua canvas bag too .. didn't expect that.

Heaven and Earth 
Glamour Days
Immaculate Collection 

You can purchase these from your local superdrug or on their newly launched website MUA Makeup Academy 

Have you tried any makeup academy products ?

MUA Palettes

Dream Girl, The Hair Extensions Experts

This was the year Dream Girl became one of the biggest hair and beauty brands on the market.

A new look and a New Face, awards, celebrity followers and a great presence online and offline, Dream Girl the hair extensions expert owned by Dooa has got a lot to celebrate as 2011 comes to an end.

Dream Girl began the year launching a competition for a New Face. Aimed at finding a young model on the lookout for her first big break, the competition would find a face who would match Dream Girl’s sassy and trendy brand. For a company looking to take the next step and make its mark on the national and international stage, the new face would join them on the journey and represent Dream Girl as a fresh-faced young model ready for the global market.

The campaign injected energy and enthusiasm among Dream Girl’s friends and followers on social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Gaining thousands of new friends online, Dream Girl launched the competition digitally, keeping fans and entries up to date with a new weekly blog. Fans even got to vote for the winner from a shortlist of four via Facebook.

Sponsored by glamorous London salon chain O’Sullivan Concept Salons the contest made a real splash, with the Facebook poll receiving hundreds of entries and votes.

The New Face was unveiled at Salon International this October. Like its activity throughout the rest of the year, Dream Girl’s plans for ExCeL were to wow the industry. Live demonstrations, styling with hair extensions by professionals it was an eye-catching display signifying Dream Girl’s ambition. It also coincided with an online re-brand, with a new easier to use website and new logo.
And that’s not all.

A new line in wigs, the Chic Collection, continues Dream Girl’s dedication to quality, beautiful products at affordable prices.

Through Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter as well as the weekly blog, Dream Girl has connected with thousands of new fans and customers this year. Engaging with salons and international beauty titles like Hair Magazine, Elle, All About Soap, Latest Hairstyles, Marie Claire and Hairdressers Journal Dream Girl, the sponsor of this year’s Bubble Awards with All About Soap, has raised its profile, competing with the biggest hair and beauty names in the UK and Europe.

So what’s planned for next year? Well more of the same. Dream Girl is well on the way to becoming the most popular Hair Extensions brand in the UK. Fashionable, trendy and sassy more and more salons and fashionistas are turning to Dream Girl to make them glamorous every day.

Dream Girl, always hair for you.

The Year Of Dream Girl

The Marie Claire Blog & Twitter awards 2011 are looking for the best writers in the blogosphere & the tweeters their chance to be heard on MarieClaire.co.uk

The winning Blogger will get an opportunity to blog on MarieClaire.co.uk while the winner blogger will get their chance to be heard by being a guest editor on twitter.com/MarieClaireUK

The judging panel for Marie Claire will be judging entries on quality of writing, insider knowledge in your chosen field & style.

How to enter :

You can nominate yourself or put forward another blog of tweeter who you love here

There are 6 categories :
Marie Claire Fashion Blog Award
Marie Claire Beauty Blog Award
Marie Claire Celebrity Blog Award
Marie Claire Fashion Twitter Award
Marie Claire Beauty Twitter Award
Marie Claire Celebrity Twitter Award

Readers, tweeters and bloggers can nominate blogs and Tweeters throughout December. 

  • The Marie Claire team will compile a long list that will be published on marieclaire.co.uk on 9th January 2012. Voting will take place until 20th January and the winners will be announced at the end of the month.

The Marie Claire Blog & Twitter Awards 2011

Today I have a FOTD for you guys been a little while since I've done one of these and today my primary products of use on my face have been by Mii Cosmetics who I featured in a post last month .
The two products are :
Mii Illuminating Face Base SPF 15 & Mii Minerals Divine Illuminator.

Mii Minerals Divine Illuminator this powder is designed to give you a pearlescent glow
You can use this powder all over your body not just your face. It only comes in the one shade Pure Brilliance 01
Comes in a sifter jar like most mineral powders on the market
£18.95 - 2g

Mii Illuminating Face Base SPF 15 this light weight foundation that's described as a colour matching foundation. My opinion it's not one for oily skin it's quite watery. I'm not a fan of the tub they do say you can apply this with your fingers but us ladies with long nails we'll end up with more product in the nail than on our face.

I'm always scared and yes I do mean scared when it comes to venturing into new foundations/powders the top two reasons skin reaction and colour matching. Especially ordering online products it's quite eeek so that comes to my next point with this foundation.

I chose Golden Glow 04 - upon opening the tub I said "Oh damn, this is too dark" my words exactly. What I've been using to apply this is my Daniel Sandler WaterBrush. It applies this product like a dream as the brush itself is easy and soft to work with. No streaking. The advise you to blend this products upwards and to work with your natural contouring. As you can see I have no issues with the colour what so ever - bonus.

£25.50 - 25ml 

The Eyes

These don't feature Mii Cosmetics, I just wanted an eye look to go with this golden/glow/bronzed whatever you'd like to call it face.

Base : - UDPP - Sin


Lid : - Sandstone & Parfait on top of Sandstone
on the center of the lid I applied MAC Brash - MAC Spiced Chocolate Quad

MAC Spiced Chocolate Quad :
In the Crease : - MAC Spiced Chocolate
Outer V : - MAC Spiced Chocolate & MAC Sweet Chestnut

Eyeliner : - Bourjois Liner Pinceau eyeliner
Waterline : - Avon SuperShock Gel ( both in black )

Mascara : - No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara - Black

Cheeks : - AVON True Colour Blush - Russet
Lips : - Collection 2000 Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream - Angel Delight
Missguided Lipsplash - Missled

*PHEW* That was a long post - kind of.  *e-waves* Hey new followers (: thanks for following me xoxo

Mii Cosmetics

2True have released Limited Edition collection for Christmas. I have 3 Crystal Nail Polishes to show you and one Krazy Kracked polish.

I like trying brands I've never used before or heard much about because sometimes those are the brands/products that can become a hit for you.

I have 3 shades and they all sparkle (: just like we should be doing this season and not to forget glitter is IN!!!

I'm really pleased with these nail polishes. I'm so far quite sold with this brand, it's a shame these are limited edition as they do give off a subtle nice glitter effect without walking around like you have had a fight with a glitter pot.

Price : £1.99 or £4.99 for 3
Purchase : Available Exclusively from Superdrug

Do you enjoy finding a product that you instantly fall in love with?

2True Limited Edition Crystal Nail Polish