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Sports bras are important for women who exercise, no matter what bust size you are. Panache Sport bras are underwired and nicely padded bra, it will give you a reduced 83% breast bounce. CoppaFeel breast cancer charity and Panache have teamed up to create this pink sports bra. The straps are thick and supportive and don't dig into my shoulders or my side making it comfortable and bearable during a work-out. If there's anything I hate when I do bother to work out, it's the bra. With any bra you need support and comfort and with exercising you need it even more.

The straps are adjustable for a secure and perfect fit, the hook and eye are padded for comfort. The inner cups are moulded smoothly to reduce friction and improve comfort - which I do agree there, it does give you comfort, it's quite soft and light on the breasts. The underwires are wrapped in silicone and sewn between the fabric layers for comfortable support.

Of course when you work out - sweat, you don't want your under clothes to feel heavy and bothering your skin but I found the fabric helps soak up the sweat but the mesh panels help me to keep cool during a workout.

Just because this month is Breast Cancer Awareness doesn't mean that should be the only time we are reminded about our breasts, at any age we should be checking them on a regular basis. This above card is attached to this bra and it gives a very good insight into what we need to look / feel for. How handy?

Panache Sport Sports Bra's come in a range of other colours - blue, purple, grey, white & black for cup sizes B-H.

I guess I don't have an excuse to not Zumba as much now (:

PR sample in association with Best British Bloggers

*This product was sent to me for consideration for a review. This does not sway my opinion. This is 100% my view and research is that of my own!
Another day, another beauty box subscription. This one landed on my doorstep on Saturday and I was confused when I opened it cos I thought huh, where did this come from? Reading the letter included it gave me an insight, a new beauty box that monthly gives you 4 full sized products for £17.95 inc p&p.

Here is another box from BeTrousse UK the company that gives you full sized products within each box instead of 4 samples and one full sized product. Each non subscription box is £19 + p&p but the retail value of each box is phenomenal.

Pretty Beauty Kit contains not 5 but 9 full sized products ranging from hair, skin care & make-up.
24k Gold Collagen Face Mask*

24k Gold face mask, I hear you exclaim! Jamela Skincare have a 24k collagen range that aims at specific spots on body such as necks, eyes, underarm, breasts and lips. The natural plant collagen with the Gold contains natural healing properties that are easily absorbed by the skin.

LP Skin Therapy by Dr Linda Papadopulos is all about psychodermatology which means it's how the mind can affect the skin. Various moods can affect the skin, I'm sure when some of us our stressed we end up in spots including myself. I remember when I was studying for my GCSE's and I ended up in spots on my legs not like acne or a rash but more like hives. It was unpleasant and killed my self esteem during those sunny days.
Finding that perfect nude to me is like finding that perfect red. It can be time consuming and we might not get it right the first few times but when we find it, we really do find it. I love  this colour so much, couldn't wait to share it with you - like OMG valley girl moment!!

The first time I found the perfect nude lipstick was when I was in my early teens and I purchased Mizz magazine and they had stacked lipsticks and one was called 'Camel' and it was a subtle brown and was good for me to wear to school cos of the 'no make-up' rule this lipstick was given a bly.

I've found that again in Shiseido's Lacquer Rouge in Camel* - I knew straight away this would be my ultimate choice, the name took me back, instantly I knew - you are mine!
I have never been a Rihanna fan but I do like how she does reinvent her image with each album a la Madonna who I am a fan of btw. Rihanna loves to change her hair a lot. My least favourite personally was her curly sideshow Bob do. The one I've always held a candle too & loved how she could make it edgy and soft was her mid / late 2008 curly mohawk!
 The back of this hairstyle is gorgeous!
I haven't had short hair since I was a toddler, I've always kept my hair at a certain length it's my security blanket to my being.

You've no doubt read about me saying I've given my hair a rest for the remainder cold months as it needs a lot of recuperating. Plaiting it up yesterday I noticed the amount of dead hair that needs cutting, not trimming - I mean a CUT!

We all know your hair will grow but most times some of us don't see the growth in length as our hair is breaking at the ends.

Next month the hair is being cut and I need a style. I think what stops me going short is, I love short hair on bone structured faces, only bone structure I have is in my elbow.

What's a girl to do!?

Dolce Vanity officially began on the 13th October 2008, most of my posts have been deleted but are still available through Google Reader if your subscribed to me on that.

In the last 4 years I've come across some fantastic bloggers, far & near. You've supported my blog and showed me a lot of appreciation, respect and love and I thank you for that.

Prizes Include : 
MakeBelieve Self Tan Mouuse ( zone 3 ) 200ml
Vita Liberata pHenomenal Tan ( dark ) 125ml
Soap & Glory Clarity Face Soap 50ml
Good Things Five Minute Facial Face Mask 100ml
Inika Eyeliner 
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer  50ml
Sanctuary Body Butter 150ml
Percy & Reed London Volumising Mousse 50ml
Apivita Refreshing Body Milk 75ml 
Apitvita 24hr Moisturizing & Revitalizing eye cream 15ml
Apivita Lip Care .15oz
Estelle & Thild Lip Balm 15ml 
Burt's Bee Banana Hand Creme 7g 
Rimmel 1000 Kisses in Faithful Rose
Rimmel 1000 Kisses in Kiss Me 
Kate Moss for Rimmel Matte Lipstick in 107 
Elise Eyelashes 
LipBoss Lip Stencils
Elegant Touch Envy Wraps
Nail Rock Nail Wraps 

If I could give each one of you lovelies something, I truly would. One lucky follower will win this prize bundle, various items have been either PR provided or I've paid for myself. This is open internationally.

Rules :
  1. Any entrants who have Twitter or any other social networking sites open specifically to enter giveaways will be disqualified. 
  2. Personal friends (e.g. those I know who do not blog) / Family members cannot enter.
  3. Must be 16 & over to enter
  4. Have a valid & open blog 
  5. Must be a follower of this blog. 
  6. Entries that are mandatory are that. 
  7. I will be monitoring this giveaway closely and there will be disqualifications if I feel they are necessary. 

Wow this is near the end, we have one more week and we are done with the #TFWOC project!!

Vita Liberata is our brand for the week. Vita is a tan brand that has been used on many red carpets. Celebrities such as Kelly Brook, Holly Valance, Michelle Keegan, The Saturday's and even One Direction enjoy using Vita Liberata when they want that touched by the sun glow!

Halloween is around the corner, how time flies. Lush are once again releasing some new products in association with Halloween. I have two here The Enchanter* (ballistic) & Twilight* (shower gel).

I love me a ballistic anytime. 
MakeBelieve Sunbeam Bronzer. The packaging for this bronzer is one of elegance, can look gorgeous on anyone's vanity! Maybe a bit too bulky to carry around in your bag ( unless your name is LaaLaa and you carry anything & everything anyway )

september glossybox

I didn't post last months GlossyBox which was a special edition Maggie Li box. The design strayed away from the usual GlossyBox and the only thing I could really rave about was the box. That's due to inpart of when I received my first box the outer packaging came ripped open and repackaged with parcel tape! The box had obviously been tampered with and items missing. This isn't of course Glossybox's fault and they did respond to me quickly and sent me out a replacement box :
I posted a guess post during the week and Jennifer of Spiced Beauty guessed correctly and pretty fast - it is a wig! I was kindly sent 3 bundles of 4oz 20 inch Brazilian straight hair from Bella Dream Hair*

The Budapest luxury brand was founded by married couple Stephen & Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza. I've previously reviewed Omorovicza products earlier this year and I enjoyed the two of them immensely so please read the review and don't forget to check Omorovicza out.

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You've probably already seen these floating around the blogsphere. When Lush launched their cosmetics line earlier this Summer it made me smile, why? It's another animal cruelty free and vegan make-up brand that is very accessible.

Online they make the process very personalised and you can spin the interactive colour wheel and get your own personalised colour reading - how cool is that?! You choose three colours that stand out to you at that moment and these colours are linked to works that reveal a little about your current state of mind. Wear the colour to feel the word -  make word-up!!

Emotional Brilliance is made up of three products : liquid lipstick, liquid eye-liner or cream eyeshadow. All 30 products within the range are vegan - Boom!!

Today I will share with you 2 eye-liners, 4 lipsticks and one mascara.

If you really want to make a statement with your body moisturiser, I recommend Jergen's Beauty Lotion in Cherry-Almond. This has finally reached us in the U.K. and if there's anything to make you want to eat your own skin ( that sounded good in my head ) it's this! Why? Not only is in nourishing and hydrating which is something we need from now due to the weather starting to get bitterly cold but it smells true to it's name.

I come across so many products that say they smell like x,y and z and all I smell is a, b and c - not many deliver and I love that this does.

Smells exactly like the cherry bakewell tart it's pictured next to! Jergens is my current body lotion, it's the only one that has a scent to it, that my skin can take. That's saying something as I will itch and moan when my skin starts to get irritated by over perfumed products. It's light and not hard to rub in so it's also a quick lotion to use. You ever squeezed out too much and you've spent most your time trying to rub in all that excess *nods* that's me.

Price : £3.49 for 200ml

In addition to all this goodness, Jergens UK Facebook are running a competition, you can win a collection of fabulous goodies. One lucky winner will receive a designer handbag, designer scarf, a pair of designer shoes and a complete range of Jergens moisturisers inc the original beauty lotion.
To find out more and enter - click here
( closes 31st October ) 

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*This product was sent to me for consideration for a review. This does not sway my opinion. This is 100% my view and research is that of my own!

What have I been a little occupied doing?

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You might be thinking but she already did this and yes I did but it only featured 1/3 of the new Krispy Kreme range due to a little mishap. The delivery man and I had a conversation for nearly 5mins about doughnuts he was giving me recommendations lol.  So I will now present all three in there Kreme Glory.
My cosmo blog awards goody bag was requested for a sneak peek and it's taken me over a week to do this but it's getting done now. This goody bag was definitely a lot larger than last years and had a variety of stuff from jewellery, drinks, skincare, makeup + treats.

13th October 2008 Dolce Vanity was officially started. That was the beginning! Today is her birthday & I'm planning a giveaway *throws confetti & glitter*

This giveaway wasn't going to happen until the 5th blogversary if I was still going because I thought it would be a good milestone but after the start of this month I've decided to hold one for this birthday & also as a thank you to my readers.

If your support wasn't here, I wouldn't be in the position I have been in as of late. It's been busy and exciting opportunities have arisen & if you didn't love what I do it might not be the same. This giveaway is going to be entitled

"From Me to You - Thank You Giveaway"  

I asked on the Dolce Vanity Facebook page what products you would like to see in this giveaway & I got NARS, Illamasqua & Laura Mercier. If you are planning to leave a comment please do tell me what brands you would like to see - keep in mind, I'm only going to be including animal cruelty free brands. There's already such fillers within the box such as fake tan, Soap & Glory + a few more this giveaway will include - skincare, bath & body & make-up so there is a variation and something for anyone who does win this.

The plan is to have this giveaway launched for next weekend or the week of the 22nd October.

Leave me some suggestions and have a great Saturday & thank you xoxo 
- edit : forgot to note - this will be an international giveaway!

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OPI have released a set of limited edition nail polishes in conjuction with the new 007 film "Skyfall" . The collection priced at £30.50 from QVC has four shades that are partnered with the award winning Nail Envy treatment with drop dry drop & Avoplex Oil.
The available shades are:

You Only Live Twice -a shimmery, glamourous pink/red. Go on, you only live twice!

The Living Daylights - add glitter to any OPI nail lacquer. This has a rainbow of glitter inside

Casino Royal -a true, classic purple shade

On Her Majesty's Secret Service -a beautiful, unique blue/grey shimmer

Original Nail Envy - the original best selling, award winning formula of nail envy

Drip Dry Drying Drop – just one drop will place a protective shield on your lacquer, and assist in being touch dry within minutes. Rich in jojoba oil so does not dry those cuticles

Avoplex to Go Pen Replenish – a handy pen, perfect for handbag or holidays with the essence of rich hydrating avocado at its core

Head over to QVC now and get yours and get that Bond Girl look

Order details : OPI Skyfall Collection

QVC Price: £30.50 Item Number: 202621

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Superdry the American vintage brand have released a range of female fragrances entitled NEON with four different scents & neon coloured bottles. That's right ladies it's our turn after the brand catered for men for so long in the fragrance sector with Steel & Black along with our four the men's range has also expanded with two more bottles. Yet today is about NEON blue*.
Being surprised with this fragrance it was a nice surprise as I do love a good old perfume and even though perfume can be something personal I'm happy that this is right up my ally.

Can you believe we have about 3 weeks left on the Tans for WOC project! Where has the weeks gone. This week it's all about Xen-Tan, we was all sent various Xen-Tan products to try out. I got the Xen-Tan Scent Secure Gold*.

Here's another part to the bundle that MakeBelieve sent us to review, this time I'm reviewing their Enhance Glow Tinted Moisturiser.

With Lush being one of few companies I could be 100% devoted too, I love when I see they have new releases and this one is Fun. No really, that's what it's called, Fun but for the next year Fun has a cause, for the first year 10p from each bar of Fun sold will go into a FunD to be given out in grants to projects providing recreations and fun activities for children living in challenging environments. Specifically working with Japan who was hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Lush understands that the problems are still not over and that even for children to play outside it's still too dangerous due to the high levels of radiation.

So what is Fun? Fun is going to make bathtime for you & children that little extra, gentle softening base of cornflour, glycerine and talc make these five different rolls which you can make shapes and characters into. This multipurpose products allows you to even wash your clothes with it as well as hands, feet, body and make loads of bubbles
( which I spend manually doing, swooshing my arm around )

The 5 Fun Rolls:
Sentai Ranger Yellow … vanilla absolute and gardenia
extract gives this bundle of fun a comforting marzipan aroma.

Sentai Ranger Green … uplifting and zinging, this one
has lemon and lime oils to awaken the senses.

Sentai Ranger Blue … a gentle, soothing hug in the bath
before bedtime using calming oils such as lavender and
chamomile. This one is also good for those with sore or irritated

Sentai Ranger Red … a fruity combination of orange and
mandarin oils, this one will revitalise the mind.

Sentai Ranger Pink … a sweet treat with ice-cream scented
tonka absolute and benzoin resinoid, which also has warming qualities
to help stimulate circulation.

Not sure about you but I'm getting one lol, I'm a bath time fiend, this looks fun and for the next year your helping.

Available : Lush stores & Online
Price : £5.00 / 200g roll

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Alot of people in the UK kept asking me when the launch for the Marilyn x MAC collection was.
Well all I knew was it had an  October launch date, turns out it's today - Available online now

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Last night, I was in the bathroom doing my usual routine. Cleansed my face as usual and went to put my toner Fairly Naturally - Cotton & Cucumber on as routine and all of a sudden the top of my cheek bone as soon as I brushed it over, burnt. I washed it off immediately with cool water but the damage had been done.