Thursday, 16 August 2012

Glossybox Sundari **flashbox**

Hello Darlings
 In mid July Glossybox had a flash sale of a special Sundari edition box. No sooner had the email arrived in my inbox I had already popped my card details in and bought this one off box, I'm such a sucker for a limited edition!
I only had to wait a few days before this exciting package was delivered to my door.

Look at the shiny red box, oooh! 

This is a lovely set of goodies to try out and what great sizes.

 I have heard some great thing about Sundari and can't wait to try out all of these products. I think the hair treatment oil might be a favourite as my hair is looking a little unruly right now! 

Did any of you lovelies get one of these boxes of goodness? 

Love, Pins. X

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Ecotools brush review

Hello Darlings 
I am always on the look out for new good quality yet affordable make up brushes(we cant all afford MAC brushes, can we?!).
So whilst mooching around Boots I came across Ecotools and thought I'd give them a go.

Ecotools are "earth-friendly beauty" they have soft, cruelty-free bristles with bamboo handles and they come in a reusable pouch. 

This is the Bamboo Bronzer brush. It has a very thick yet light handle and the softest bristles. I paid £9.99 for this brush , which in comparison to MAC brushes is a bargain for such a big brush.I have been using this to buff my foundation and it leaves the most natural finish. You can buy the brush HERE

This is the Bamboo Blush Brush.
Just like the bronzer brush it has dense,soft bristles which picks up powder with ease. This brush was £7.99 and you can buy it HERE

I am really impressed with these brushes, they are great value and importantly great quality. 
I will definitely be purchasing more of these brushes.

I'd love to hear if any of you lovelies have tried any of their products.

Love, Pins. X

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Alfie update * Sleepy Kitten Got Sleepier*

Hello Darlings

 I thought I'd post a little update of Alfie. He is proving to be a right little time waster.I rarely get things done in an acceptable time scale anymore! Even this post has taken longer due to Alfie walking across my keyboard every 2 minutes!
 Look at that podgy tum.
 playing dead
 After a hard day chasing a plastic mouse
 Magazine nest
 He loved watching Andy Murray
He was in this box for hours!

Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine.
Love, Pins and Alfie. X

Nails Of The Day: MAC Pinkly Fresh

Hello Darlings

I love this polish! I am a complete sucker for a Barbie pink and this is perfect.

Pinkly Fresh by MAC is a gorgeous blue tinged pastel pink in a cream base. It does take a few coats to get rid of the streaky effect, but the finish is lovely.
This isn't available through MAC anymore but you can get it HERE.

What do you think of Pinkly fresh? Any other Barbie pink polishes that you can recommend me?

Hope you are all enjoying the summer.
Pins. X

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Glossybox July 2012 **SPOILER ALERT**

Hello Darlings
 Its time to get Glossy! You ready? Okay, lets go!

My first impressions,Where's my HDbrows?!?!
Okay so I didn't get one, despite having everything crossed.
It looks like quite an average box to me.

This moisture mist actually came in handy over the hot week we've just had.  Its a great sized product that is perfect for having in your handbag when your are in need of a quick spritz.This is a 100ml size and the fullsize is 250ml and retails at £9.25.

I'm sure that I have owned this product, or something very similar, when I was a lot younger as the smell transported back to being a teenager.
This is a very thick glossy lipgloss/colour that the makers claim you can use it as a cheek colour too. I found it too thick and sticky . Its only redeaming feature was that it smelled amazing. On the card is says that this 15ml fullsize product retails at £10.00. I won't be re-purchasing this product. This product seems too teenage to me.
This is a brand that I have been wanting to try for a while so I did a little squeal when I saw this. This is a darling little glass bottle containing a multi use dry oil for face,body and hair. This oil smells gorgeous, it transports me to a beach after just one whiff! I have only tested it on my face and arms so far ,but it really does leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. I am already looking to re-purchase a full size of this. 
I LOVE this product! It refreshes my eyes and has a lovely cooling effect which lasts.This product by Monu is 20ml and on the card is says that the fullsize of this is 15ml and £16.95.
I continue to be impressed by Monu products.  

Now, Bex London isn't a brand that I know anything about but from their prices ( £81.00/100ml) it looks like they are at the high end of the scale.
On the card it shows four possible samples from their 'Londoner Urban Fragrance' range. I received SE1 which contains Bergamot, citrus,cardamom pod and pimento balanced with a woody base of amber , seamoss , driftwood and finest Tahitian Vetiver. It is quite a masculine scent which is actually growing on me, although I'm not brave enough to rock it just yet!

Also included in this box was a bonus item of an Elizabeth Arden visible difference gentle hydrating trio.
The trio includes samples of a cleanser, skin serum and hydrating cream.
This is a lovely bonus and , in my opinion, better than a nail file/toe separators!

Over all not a bad box, just wish I hadn't seen that some people got HD brows!

How did you all find your July Glossybox?

Love, Pins. X

A naughtly splurge **WAREHOUSE Studded Leather Bag**

Hello Darlings

 You know when you admire something for a long long time (shoes, clothes, someone you have a crush on) and then they become yours, it takes a while to sink in doesn't it?
 That is exactly how I feel about this bag!
I have been drooling over this Warehouse bag for a few months (curse Warehouse for being on my way to work!), for me it has the right amount of edginess whilst being also, quite timeless. Its a super soft leather shopper bag with two pockets in the front and gorgeous gold studs down the sides. It is quite expensive at £70.00 but I just think it is perfection and totally worth it.
They also stock it in a beige version, but as I'm a sensible Gal I just know this will go with all of my clothes.
 There is a little warning label on it about colour transfer so i'm going to avoid wearing lighter colours with it for a while. 

You can buy the bag HERE

And the Beige version HERE
As I can't bring myself to use it just yet, I'll keep cuddling it on the sofa (yes, really!)

What do you think of my cheeky purchase and
what has been your naughtiest splurge?
 Love, Pins. X