Sunday, 22 June 2014

Spa Weekend & Beauty Haul

Hi my lovelies, it's been a few days since I've posted...the usual excuse "life just got in the way of blogging". I need to be a little more disciplined in my posts and stick schedule.

Anyway on to the fun stuff. This weekend was absolutely amazing. A proper girly one! It was one of my close friends birthday and a group of us went to Hoar Cross Hall. I didn't know what to expect as id never been before but I can honestly say this absolutely exceeded every one of my expectations! You arrive at 9am and have full use of the facilities until 6pm and a 3 course lunch included. On arrival you get into your bikinis, put a robe and slippers on and just relax. There's heated chairs, massage chairs, jacuzzis, plunge pool, chairs with these hot fountains running down your back, sauna, sanariam and even a sleep room! The cost of this is £79 and in my opinion worth every penny. I chose to also have a treatment at an extra cost - Tri active body treatment. This is a full body exfoliation and cellulite treatment. I got the lady to concentrate on the back of my legs and I actually did notice a difference immediately! This place is just perfect for a girly catch up and mobile free zone!
So once my day was over I drove home in a truly zen like fashion and slept from 9-9! I can't recommend this place enough.

Sunday (which is today) has been a lovely relaxed one too. I went into town with my sister and picked up some beauty bits.

The repurchases here are the Liz Earle Toner and YSL Shocking mascara. The new bits are a YSL Gloss Volupte in Pure 202. Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control cream, this is what was used on me yesterday so I'm going to give this a go and report back. Then lastly from Space NK (as no trip to town is complete without a visit there) I finally caved and bought the Laura Mercier Honey Bath in Ambre Vanille and a Lipstick Queen Gloss Crayon in Chinatown Catalina.

Shown below.

Both easy sheer fuss free perfect summer pinks. They are already in my handbag and will no doubt be a firm favourite. Also a side note the crayon comes with it's own sharpener which I think is great as so many companies make you buy one.


Hope you have had a lovely weekend. Tonight it's clean sheets, clean pjs, pamper time and an episode of Suits. Have a great week xxx

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Magazine Freebies July 2014

Hi my lovelies, not sure I've ever done a post like this before but summer is a great time for magazine freebies. Generally I don't bother with them but a few bits caught my eye this month. Marie Claire has a mini Ciate nail caviar set. Glamour has a felt tip style liner from Eyeko. Both products I love the look of and would want to purchase so a great freebie in my eyes. I'd pick these up before they sell out :)

Monday, 9 June 2014

Review Tanya Burr Lipglosses

Time for me to add my review into the blogosphere of Tanya Burrs lipglosses. Firstly i think it's fantastic that a beauty blogger has had such amazing success to be able to launch her own line. So for that Well done Tanya:)
I popped into Derby Westfield one weekend and her stand was placed at the front of the store. While I was there, 3 girls around 15 years old totally had a fan girl moment when they saw the stand which was super cute to see. Anyway as to what I picked up. I decided on 2 lipglosses 'Afternoon Tea' and 'Picnic in the Park'.

Both are on the pink spectrum obviously and Afternoon Tea is a beautiful nudey pink while Picnic in the Park is much brighter.

On to the formulation, the applicator is fairly different it's a flat wand which holds just the right amount of lipgloss. The smell reminds me of sweets but I can't remember which ones. Anyway these 2 glosses live in my handbag, easy for day to day wear, fuss free touch ups. For the price which is around £6 they are just lovely. Also Tanya has mentioned somewhere that she will be adding more products to her line so I'll be looking forward to trying those x

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Perfect Legs For Summer

Hi my lovelies hope your all having a great weekend. I'm here to tell you about my 2 new secret weapons for this summer. I absolutely love wearing dresses but at the moment haven't got much of a tan.... so it's time to fake it! The most important thing you need to do before applying fake tan or a gradual tanning moisturiser like the one above is make sure your skin is baby smooth otherwise it will cling to dry patches and look awful. So i exfoliate my legs daily with this Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub which truly smells amazing! And then every other day I use the Dove gradual tanner. My top tip would be to apply it to half a leg at a time and rub it in circular motions, also don't apply too much around your ankle area. It stays tacky for around half an hour so that's where I just put on my dressing gown and watch beauty videos on my ipad. The days I don't use this Dove lotion I moisturise with either a Body Shop Body Butter or Nivea Q10 firming lotion. Hope your all well and having a lovely weekend.

Monday, 2 June 2014

My happy place

Hi my lovelies, this Monday I'm not starting on a beauty note....well I am but not of the cosmetic variety. I am sharing with you one of my favourite places in the entire world. The place is Newstead Abbey. I have been coming here pretty much all my life and have photos here from being teeny tiny. One of my favourite is I'm about 2 being chased by a peacock! If I ever find it again I'll be sure to Instagram it for you guys. Now I guess I love this place because I've been coming here with my immediate family for years but also my cousins that have come to visit us whether they are UK based or from abroad and I just love that. Newstead Abbey was once the home of the Poet Lord Byron. It has absolutely stunning grounds with rose gardens, Japanese gardens and botanical. The place is so calm and serene you could literally go and walk there everyday and never get bored with how beautiful it actually is. Hope you all had an amazing weekend and have a fab week.