Monday, 27 February 2012

Ebay Selling Time :)

Hello Lovelies,

I have just spent the last couple of hours adding items to Ebay. I thought i would just link to it so that yous can have a lil peek to see if there is anything yous fancy? :)

I had more but i got a tad bored i will probably add more items once i see how these ones do :)

Most of my items are starting at 99p so see if you can grab a bargain!

Hope you are all well!

Thanks for looking!

Katie x

Want it. Topshop PU Biker

Hello there my loves,

Well i have been debating on this for quite a while every time i see this jacket i want it on extreme levels!

However i currently own a khaki coloured one that i got from River Island last year i think it was. So justifying spending £55 on another just in black im finding a little hard to come to terms with. You may have noticed or soon will that i really do not enjoy spending a lot of money on one item! lol. The word 'Tight' kind of springs to mind! lol

I know that a black leather jacket is kind of a must have in a wardrobe and i would definitely would get my money worth however the inital buying is what gets me haha!

I need someone to persuade me its for the best? lol

Katie x

Thursday, 23 February 2012

February's Glossybox

Glossybox time :)

Well this months box was the fashion week edition and i think i was quite pleasantly surprised with what was in this box this month. I am loving the dusky pink packaging which is usually the norm if i am right but i haven't received this colouring in a box before because i subscribed in December.

I have heard many different people getting quite varied stuff in this months box. But here is what is in mine this month;

  • DUWOP Venom Gloss - Combining Subtle tinting lip gloss with DuWop's Lip Venom to create Venom Gloss.
My Thoughts - I got the colour Buttercup in this product which from the tube looks like a colour i would usually go for so i was quite excited to use it. I am liking the smell of the gloss however you do kind of get the smell of those aniseed sweets you used to get. (Probably still can lol) On application you get a nice tingle feeling which i like but it is by no means uncomfortable. The product is rather thick and the only thing i tend to stay away from in lip glosses is the sticky ones and i am afraid this is a sticky lip gloss. However i do rather like this product so i might be able to ignore this little pointer lol. Yet considering it is tinted you do not get much of a colour which i personally think is a bonus but i did receive a rather natural shade.

  • IMPRESS Press -on Manicure - Impress by Broadway Nails is the revolutionary way to apply polish! Simply peel off, press on, and done!
My Thoughts - I received this product in animal print. The packaging i was blown away by i totally love it! so cute! Its a little Nail varnish case which has a twist off lid and the top then opens to contain the nails. I was really impressed by the packaging. The nails however you get 12 different sizes however i have quite wide nails and they are not a perfect fit but this is inevitable with this kind of product. I do love the design and they seem easy enough to apply. Yet they are rather short and when laying them on top of my nails i found some of my nails were longer than the false nail.

  • PAUL MITCHELL Quick Slip - A clean, lightweight, conditioning styling product that provides soft, flexible hold, UV protection and reduced dry time.

My Thoughts - I haven't tried this product yet but i will update when i do :)

  • BM BEAUTY Pure Mineral Eyeshadow - Award winning pure mineral eyeshadow. Cruelty free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
My Thoughts - In received the shade Her Majesty which is a pinky/bronze type of colour. This shadow is very glittery/shimmery and i am more a matt eyeshadow person myself. Therefore i do not think i would get a lot of wear from this product maybe if i fancied a change however it is not really my norm.

  • COMO SHAMBHALA Invigorating Shower Gel - A Revitalising blend of essential oils that puts you in perfectly uplifting mood.

My Thoughts - I love getting shower gels because i love smelling lovely when you get out of the shower. This shower gel does just that it has a lovely fresh smell about it and is lovely to use. What more can you ask for?

Another exciting little element which has got me truly intrigued is the little card we received with the box saying expect the unexpected talking about a mystery box :) how exciting we have to check the website on the 24th so TOMORROW eeee hehe let's hope it is as exciting as the concept lol.

All in all i was really impressed with this months Glossybox :)

Katie x

Friday, 17 February 2012

Valentines Day Surprise

Hello lovelies,

I hope you had a lush valentines day whether it was with the girls or with your other half. My other half isn't really a huge fan of valentines day so this year we decided we would do the card and then a small gesture. Mine making the most lush hot chocs i could think of whilst we watched the TV and his he cooked me a meal steak chips and side salad (NOM NOM) So gifts were off the cards.

I really enjoyed it and had a lovely day just me and him then he surprised me with a small Pandora bag :) (My face instantly lit up jewelleryyyyyyyy!) Previously i had said that no one ever really got me Pandora charms anymore to fill up my silver bracelet that i got for me 18th. So he got me this one to go on my bracelet :)
The Heart Charm :)

So i was totally over the moon because no offence to him but he finds the romantic stuff very hard and can't do surprises because he ends up telling me out of excitement so i was sooooo chuffed when he gave this to me i can't even explain :) yey! I ended up having an absolutely lovely day and wouldn't have changed a thing :)

Ohhhhhh and one more little thing this is the card i got him below which i found well funny!!! So did the girls i live with when i showed them it. Yet he didn't find it that funny! What do yous think?!
Sorry about the light but you get the gist
I hope you all had a lovely valentines day :)

Katie x

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

My Everyday Jewellery.

Hello lovelies,

Ok so one of my main weaknesses is jewellery i am totally obsessed by it! So i thought i would share this little bit of information with you and this brought me on to doing a post on what i wear everyday in terms of jewellery. I only have 3 main items that i wear on a everyday basis unless i change for costume jewellery to compliment an outfit. Here they are;

Firstly is my double wrap nude colour Pandora bracelet! I totally love this item mainly because i am such a neutral kind of girl and love this colour soooooo much! lol Therefore not only does it go with everything it looks lovely too! I decided to only have 4 charms on this bracelet and 3 of which have moonstone kind of stones in them so they blend with the bracelet and my butterfly best friend one is just plain silver. I can't actually explain how much i totally LOVE this item though :) hehe

Secondly this is a rather new addition to my everyday wear jewellery it was a 21st present from my mother duck :) So i am not too sure where she got it from if i am honest i just love the quirkiness of the design. Please ignore my little fat fingers for some reason i have never lost the baby chubby fingers! haha

Thirdly is ye old faithful and believe it or not this is from Argos yet it is the most trusty ring in the world lol (well probably not the most in the world but you know what i mean) It has been through a lot and rarely gets taken off purely because of the fact it hides a mole on my wedding finger which i DESPISE! lol. But again it is  a quirky style and silver and a lovely addition to my jewellery collection :)

Bit of a random post i know however the more i post the more you will find out about my jewellery obsession so i thought i would break you in pretty early :) hehe. Hope your all well.

Katie x

Monday, 13 February 2012

Love it. Want it. Lisa Hoffman's Fragrance Bracelets

Hey Ho,

Sorry i haven't blogged in a little while but work is trying to kill me with hours i am pretty sure of it!
Anyhoooooo.....I came across these bracelets by Lisa Hoffman which are fragranced and i completely fell in love! I just want one so bad.

Each bracelet has a different fragrance. Here are the variations;

  • Japanese Agarwood Bracelet - 'Honey-toned noblesse wood beads, brass spacers, blue aventurine beads and an antiqued bronze-plated charm encircle the Japanese Agarwood bracelet, mirroring the fragrance’s woody, soulful scent —accented with the refreshing zest of bergamot, serene spiced ginger and warm amber.'
  • Madagascar Orchid Bracelet - 'Cream-colored tanoak wood beads, gold-plated brass spacers and a brushed gold-plated charm embody the exotic, green floral scent of Madagascar Orchid, which comingles notes of sheer jasmine, ylang dew, mimosa mood and pink peony.'
  • Tuscan Fig Bracelet- 'Amber-hued resin beads intermingle with rose gold-plated brass and howlite stone beads and a rose gold-plated brass charm to evoke the rich, gourmand scent of Tuscan Fig, comprised of fig, vanilla bean, honeysuckle and coconut wood.'
  • Tunisian Neroli Bracelet - 'Red jade juxtaposed with a 14-karat gold-plated charm and beads echoes the intoxicating scent of Tunisian Neroli, a blend of precious neroli flower, ylang ylang and golden amber that’s both classically feminine and utterly modern.'
  • French Clary Sage Bracelet - 'Green-tinted jade beads, an oxidized sterling silver-plated charm and silver beads reflect French Clary Sage’s fresh, sophisticated blend of clary sage, cotton and watery floral notes'

'Each bracelet comes with refillable fragrance beads so you can easily refresh the scent in your charm.  It's perfume, we just reinvented the packaging'
(Information in Italics is taken from

I personally think this is a fabulous idea and am so excited to try and get my hands on one so i will be able to review them for you guys :) I am just finding it difficult to get hold of in the UK at the moment but i shall battle on :)

These bracelets would look amazing stacked or even special and unique on their own also if you were not that keen on the fragrance that comes with the bracelet you wanted you can get refills for the bracelets so you could just change them over =)

The price in the USA is $65 per bracelet and this includes the a refill of the same fragrance linked to the bracelet. Which i do not personally think is a bad price because they are just GORGEOUS! However they still are a little pricey so it would be beneficial if there were some samples of the fragrances so that you could decide on a one that suited you before purchase? I will keep searching though =)

So watch this space my lovelies :)

Katie x

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

17 Magnatized Nail Polish


I have wanted to try this out for a very long time yet couldn't bring myself to spend £15 or so on a nail varnish! So when i found out you could get this version which did practically the same thing for less than half the price i jumped at the chance!

The 1st thing i noticed really was that the instructions on this product were pretty poor so ended up watching a youtube tutorial on what to do lol. I picked the teal shade to try as it was that or blue to choose from.

You have to apply quite a thick layer to each nail for the magnetic particles to work properly. Yet i feel it goes on rather smoothly and easily. I was also pleasantly surprised by how well the magnetic effect actually works and the pace it does so.

I found i got many compliments on my nails especially by people who had not witnessed the magnetic effect before and i also do love the effect myself. Yet  did find that it chips rather quickly and easily especially if you do not apply top coat. All in all i am pretty impressed by the product and would definitely buy it in some other colours :)

The Result

Katie x

Review: Soap and Glory - Hand Food

Hello :)

Just had to write about this must have! I think i have realised this due to this FREEZING cold weather lately! I tend to carry it in my handbag so i have it at all times.

The 1st thing that strikes me about any Soap and Glory product is the quirky packaging. Not so much the actual packaging but whats written on them. They are just so full of themselves and i love it! ' The most astonishing hand cream ever?'

The next thing i love about this is of course the smell! Now that is AMAZING! The description is also pretty spot on ' non - greasy hydrating hand cream with shea butter, macadamia oil & marshmallow'

After using the product i totally agree with the hand cream being non- greasy and also hydrating once i have used the product i do feel as instant upgrade in the moisture in my hands. Not to mention the lovely waft of smell u get when your hands reach any where near your nose.

Reference: Google Images
Katie x

Sunday, 5 February 2012

January Glossybox

I was quite excited for this glossybox still being pretty new to them and also with it been a valentines special!

It came in a hot pink box which i love and even had a cute hot pink heart holding the paper together along with a silver ribbon very nice indeed!

The contents of my box;

  • Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Plum » This is a full size item to start :) we like these lol. It goes on well and evenly. The colour is deep so is rather nice with plum based smokey eyes. It also wears rather well for eyeliner.
  • Orly Nail Lacquer in Ruby » I am not really a huge fan of red nail varnish to be honest however this is quite a deep red and it goes on very smoothly and gives rather even coverage. It also does not have that really harsh smell that some nail varnish has. It seemed to dry rather quickly too which is a big advantage. Once applied it has a high glossy finish as well which i like. I think i will actually wear this nail varnish because its quite a nice shade and also very appropriate for the valentines season. 
  • Weleda One Step Cleanser & Toner
  • Fab Gentle Body Wash >> I was intrigued with this product with me having extremely sensitive skin at times i thought that this could be a very good purchase for me if it was good. When i tried it i was a little disappointed with the lack of fragrance it had to it however what it does have is pleasant fresh and clean. But i like to smell fruity etc once i have been in the shower It did not irritate my skin at all so that was good. However my skin is not that bad at the moment so it will be a good product for when my skin is playing up.
  • Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer - Dewy Finish >> I used this under my foundation and i actually really like the product! The only downside for me was that the shade was a little too dark for my skin so fake tan was at the ready :) However it applies nicely and also makes your make up look a lot more air brushed. I was impressed.
  • Valentines Themed Sweet :)
I will make sure i update the post as i try out each product :) Watch this space

Katie x

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Review: LUSH Pow Wow Lip Scrub


I went and bought a few little bits yesterday and this was one which i have never tried before but with it been extremely cold in Newcastle at the moment my lips are getting all flaky and chapped so i decided to give it a go.

Lush do a range of lip scrubs including bubble gum, Sweet lips, Mint Julips and Pow Wow. I smelt them all in the shop and this one jumped out at me the most it just smells totally AMAZING like kind of Limey and i LOVE lime lol. Where the others smelt a little sweet and sickly for my taste and i would have probably tried to eat the mint one but i would have chose that if the Pow Wow was not there.

The other thing that made me chose this is that when i was reading the ingredients the first one on the list was POPPING CANDY! Well that was me practically sold already because i love the stuff  :)

This is a limited edition for the festive period however i could still get it in the metro centre so?

Reference: Google Images

The packaging is really nice i think with a little round sturdy glass bottom and a secure Black plastic lid so you do not get any leaks.

The product its self i was quite impressed with because i love the colour and the smell however it is a little tricky to use at first when your pot is full because there is quite a few bigger lumps in the pot so do it over a sink ;) lol. However once you get the swing of things it gets easier. You do get the popping candy sensation a little bit it tends to be if you get one of the bigger lumps i have found so far and that is a nice tingly feeling on your lips.

The out come is acceptable i would say it left my lips feeling softer and some what smoother and especially if you accompany your lips after with a lip balm for example this adds to the results.

The price was a little shock i was expecting like £2.50 for something of that size say but noooooo it was like £4.95! I thought it was a little pricey for what it is personally but i do however like the product as a whole :)

Katie x