Thursday, 30 December 2010

Sleek MakeUp Molten Metal & Swatches

Afternoon sweethearts!

How are we all? Looking forward to New Years Eve?

As you can probably tell from the title, this post is dedicated to a new launch from Sleek MakeUp in the new year which is one of their Molten Metals.

This little beauty popped through my letter box on Christmas Eve so it was a lovely little festive surprise.
Molten Metal is a intense coloured cream metallic eyeshadow duo, which i am sure is going to be compared to the Illamasqua liquid metals as they are very similar. The Molten Metal is a long lasting cream which can be used on the cheek bones, the lips, the eyes and as a highlighter.
They are housed in a sturdy sleek packaging, with a mirror which is always a bonus.

The two shades are 'Cool Pewter' and 'Gold Leaf' which I'm sure will be perfect for Spring/Summer but feel as though these would have been perfect as a festive release. I must admit they are highly pigmented! I am yet to use them in a look but i will be sure to update you with the longevity.

Swatches
L-R
Cool Pewter, Gold Leaf

Sleek MakeUp's Molten Metal launches on the 5th January 2011 and will be permanent. You can purchase yours for £6.9 from Superdrug Stores Nationwide as well as on the Sleek MakeUp Website.

Will you be picking up the new Molten Metals in the new year?

xxx

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Christmas Wants...


Clockwise from middle

♥ Mulberry Bayswater Handbag in 'Black' ♥
♥ Links of London Gold Plated Heart Charm ♥
♥ Vivienne Westwood Peach Orb Necklace ♥
♥ Disney Couture 'Dreams Come True' Necklace in gold ♥
♥ Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch ♥

Lots of jewellery as you can see! I know i am getting a couple of things from the list from santa, but the Mulberry i can only dream about <3

What are your christmas wants lovelies?

3 days to go...

xxx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Necklaces For Sale *

Afternoon Lovelies!

As christmas is quickly approaching, i thought i would update my necklaces for sale blog post incase anyone was interested and wanted to make a cheeky purchase before christmas! Items are carefully wrapped in organza bags with confetti so are perfect for girlie girls & your best friends!

*Postage is £1.50 to the UK no matter how many items you buy*

I have listed the measurements so please check these as the charms may seem bigger in photos.

1. Shell Locket on a 18'' Gold plated Chain. Measures Approx 2.5cm wide. £5
2. 'Love' Charm on a 18'' Gold plated Chain. Measures Approx 3cm wide. £5
3. Postcard Charm on a 18'' Gold Plated Chain. Measures Approx 2.5cm long £5

4. Masquerade Mask on a 18'' Gold Plated Chain. Measures Approx 2cm wide. £5

5. Floral Locket on a 18'' Gold Plated Chain. Measures Approx 2cm wide. £5
6. Swallow Charm on a 18'' Gold Plated Chain. Measures Approx 2cm wide. £5

7. Rainbow Charm on a 18'' Gold Plated Chain. Measures Approx 2.5cm wide. £5
8. Hummingbird Charm on a 18'' Gold Plated Chain. Measures Approx 2.5cm wide. £5
9. Key & Love Charm on a 24'' Gold Plated Chain. Key is Approx 2cm Tall & Love Charm Approx 1cm Wide. £5
10. Triple Butterfly Charm on a 18'' Gold Plated Chain. Measures Approx 2cm Wide. £5
11. 3D Teapot Charm on a 24'' Gold Plated Chain. Measures Approx 2cm wide. £5
12. Carousel Charm on a 24'' Gold Plated Chain. Measures Approx 2cm Tall. £6
13. Horse Shoe Charm on a 18'' Gold Plated Chain. Measures Approx 2cm Tall. £5

If you are interested please leave me a comment below or email me on daintydollymix@hotmail.co.uk and i will get back to you as soon as possible.

Also, if you have any special requests or would like a different chain length please let me know.

Thanks for looking

xxx

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Products I Am Using Right Now

Hello lovelies, happy Saturday!

Hope you are enjoying your weekends!

I thought i would do a 'products i am using right now' post as i havent done one of these in a while & i loveeee reading them & getting new ideas for products!

Hair
 
Shampoo:
Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo
 
Conditioner:
Liz Earle Conditioner for Dry/Damaged hair
 
Styling products:
Loreal elvive diamond hold hairspray & Aussie take the heat leave in sray & leave in cream (LOVE both of these, they smell amazing!)
 
Hair mask:
None at the minute, but when i do it is the 3 minute miracle by Aussie :) (of course!)

 
Body

 
Shower gel:
 Snow Fairy shower gel by lush - love this time of year so i can use this!
 
Body moisturiser:
Currently giving Liz Earles superskin body lotion a whirl
 
Deodarant:
 Nivea
 
Fake tan:
 None currently, i am feeling very pale at the minute but its too cold to apply! When i do its Xen Tan dark lotion! LOVE!

 
Face
 
Cleanser:
 Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish - There is no other!
 
Eye makeup remover:
 None - Cleanse & polish does the trick!
 
Exfoliator:
 I am using the Lize Earle gentle exfoliator which i am loving, can you see a pattern here?

 
Makeup
 
Primer:
I have a small sample of the MAC primer which i am currently using but dont really notice much difference so usually go without!
 
Foundation:
 I change between Nars Sheer Glow in 'mont blanc' to MAC studio fix fluid foundation in 'NC15'.
 
Foundation brush:
 I am using the Sigma F80 flat top kabuki to stipple on my foundation, then using the Sigma  F82 round top kabuki to buff my foundation in - love these brushes! Would highly recommend!
 
Concealer:
Not using any concealer at the minute!
 
Powder:
 MAC MSF Natural in Light/Medium - this is holy grail powder, no matter what i use i always come back to this
 
Blusher:
The Accessorize Blushes, these are gorgeous and super similair to the MAC mineralize blushes for a fraction of the price! Blog post coming soon
 
Bronzer:
MAC Mineralize skinfinish natural in Deep Dark - I find that this is a perfect bronzer for my skin tone and it is matte which i love
 
Highlighter:
 Not using a highlighter at the minute but when i do its usually MAC vanilla pigment
 
Eyeshadow base:
 MAC paintpot in painterly, i find that this primes my lid well and looks amazing under eye shadow and makes the colour stand out more
 
Eyeshadows:
Naked lunch, All that glitters, Satin Taupe, Patina & my Urban Decay Naked Palette ♥
 
Eyeliner:
 The Illamasqua Precision Ink Liquid Liner - this is love, amazing product!
Eyelash curler:
 Never use eyelashes curlers, think theyre un-necessary when you have a good mascara. Please tell me if i am missing out? :)  
 
Eyelash base:
None- should i have a eyelash base? :S
Mascara:
 Benefit Bad Gal lash - love love love this! A recent find but its perfect!
 
Lipstick:
 I am currently loving MAC Of Royalty, Colour Crafted and Viva Glam Gaga - Barbie pink lips FTW!
 
Lipgloss:
 Dont tend to use them - not a lover of lipgloss im afraid
 
Nail colour:
 I am LOVING the OPI Burlesque glittery shades which i blogged about HERE - especially sparkle-icious

So what are you using at the moment? Any products i am missing out on?

xxx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The Liz Earle Event!

Afternoon sweetpeas :)

How are we all? Hope you are well!

A few weeks ago i was invited to a Liz Earle event by the lovely Andrea over at Liz Earle. As you are probably well aware i am in love with Liz Earle products especially their cult classic cleanse & polish & of course their wonderful hair care! So i practically snatched Andreas hand off when she sent me the invite! I was literally so excited and couldnt wait!

It was to celebrate the opening of the first Liz Earle store up north, in Leeds to be precise and in the gorgeous Victoria Quarter!
Come Friday last week, 5 of us beauty bloggers met before the event to have a couple of glasses of wine and a bit of a chit chat before the event! We then hot footed it over to the store and met up with a fellow beauty blogger, Sarah!
L-R
Nicoletta, Ellie, Me, Charlotte & Emily
The gorgeous girls & beauty bloggers i met were:
Charlotte ♥
♥ Emily ♥
Ellie
♥ Nicoletta  ♥
♥ Sarah ♥

We were greeted with a glass of champers and asked to go upstairs where we were greeted with the rest of the team (& a stand full of cupcakes! Yum!)

Us girls were all shopped out and hand coats and bags galore! When i asked if there was anywhere we could leave our bags we left that near the wall and were told that they would bring up a security guard to watch our bags! You read correct ladies a security guard! My Louis Vuitton was very well looked after indeed!

Not 1...
But 2!
I especially love the picture of the view from their Isle of Wight store! Gorgeous!
Then the lovely Louise, who works alongside Andrea gave us a tour of the store and handed us a basket so that we could chose 5 products of our choice! Wow! Which were helped picked by Louise as she talked us through each product individually.

My picks were:
♥ Cleanse & Polish (A girl can never have enough!) ♥
♥ Superskin Body Lotion ♥
♥ Skin Repair Moisturiser ♥
♥ Deep Cleansing Mud Mask ♥
♥ Gentle Exfoliator ♥

Lucky lady or what? I have wanted a exfoliator to incorporate with my Liz Earle skincare routine for a long time so i am super excited to try that! Reviews to come of course!

Products chosen we then sat down in the chill out corner and got to meet THE lady herself, Liz Earle! Wow! Slightly overwhelmed, herself and Jennifer (The head of botanical research) talked us through the brand itself and the products. Liz and her team are all truely wonderful ladies and it was an absolute honour to meet them!


The store is absolutely gorgeous, based over 2 floors. Downstairs there is a quick stop area where you can grab and go where upstairs you can have a more thorough look round and there is even a library corner with lots of Liz's books, comfy chairs and also a tv!

When it was time to leave the lovely Jennifer packed up all of our goodies into a gift bag including a sneak peek of a new product that will be hitting the shelves of  the Liz Earle stores and online at the end of the month (just after christmas!), a Energising Body Lotion. I will be testing this out and a review will follow!

As you can tell i throughly enjoyed the event, i had a blast! If you are in or around Leeds i urge you to check out the new Liz Earle store! It is perfect! The staff within store couldnt be more friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is amazing!

Thank you again Andrea for the invite, the gorgeous girls i met on the day and of course all the team at Liz Earle!

xxx

*Picture credits go to Nicoletta, Charlotte and Emily - Thank you lovelies*

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Review: Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Hello Munchkins!

How are we all this fine Wednesday afternoon? Half way through the week lovelies! 

As you all know, i am in love with Liz Earle skin care,it is a firm favourite in my skin care routine especially the cleanse & polish so i was super-de-duper excited to try out the haircare!

I have had the Liz Earle Botanical Shampoo & Conditioner for a wee while now and have been road testing it ever since! My thoughts? Its Love!♥

The products i was sent were the Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo (Which is for all hair types!) and the Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner (Which is for dry or damaged hair). The Liz Earle Hair Care has been 6 years in the making and i really do believe it is well worth the wait!

♥ Shampoo Blurb ♥
With West African shea butter, natural source vitamin E, shine-boosting apple and orange extracts plus naturally derived cleansers, our shampoo gently cleans without stripping to leave hair soft, shiny and smooth. Contains no sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate.



♥ Conditioner Blurb ♥
Specially formulated with West African shea butter, yangu oil, blue seakale and shine-boosting apple and orange extracts, our ultra-rich colour safe conditioner leaves dry or damaged hair hydrated, under control, soft and smooth.

My thoughts

Both the shampoo and conditioner were an absolute pleasure to use! First off, i loved the sleek shiny tubes that housed the shampoo and conditioner, they felt very sturdy and professional! First impressions are extremely important :) The products do not contain any chemicals such as SLS (which i believe is a foaming agent which most other shampoos and conditioners contain) however the Liz Earle hair care lathered up quite well. 
As soon as i opened the shampoo it smelt quite citrusy, which was rather refreshing and i scent i liked, which lingered in my hair as i washed it. It is recommended to lather this up in your hands with water before applying to your hair, which admittedly i didnt do and it still lathered up just fine!
The conditioner is a white, thick consistency similiar i think to the cleanse and polish and again had the same zesty scent as the shampoo. I tend to use a LOT of conditioner, more so than i do than shampoo but with this felt that i didnt need any more than i did shampoo. It covered my hair quite easily with not much product needed! I found this really moisturising, which i would expect for a conditioner perfect for dry hair!
Both the shampoo and conditioner used in conjunction with each other left my hair feeling incredibly shiny and silky, and for haircare without SLS i am very impressed! I was also left knot and tangle free (which for my very thick and long hair that is definitely a bonus!)

♥ Price♥
£7.50 for a 200ml tube, travel size bottles are also available from £4

♥ Availability ♥
The Hair Care is available now from the Liz Earle Website

♥ Would i re-purchase? ♥
Absolutely! I love them! & finished both of my tubes long ago! I think for a nice hair care treat, £7.50 is a bargain for the Liz Earle Shampoo & Conditioner and i shall be purchasing soon! Along with some for my mother!

I really hope you found this review helpful! If you need any more information then please leave me a comment and i will get back to you as soon as possible.

Have you tried the Liz Earle hair care? What are your thoughts?

xxx

*Sorry for stock photos cherubs my camera has decided to play up*

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Selfridges Come & Play Beauty Event

Evening Cherubs :)

Hope you have all had a lovely Tuesday (Thank you Leanne Marie!)!

Just a quick one, to let you know about a upcoming selfridges event!

Selfridges is hosting a 10 day celebration dedicated to beauty, packed with events, demonstrations and giveaways in all their store locations from the 25 November to 5 December.
From Bobbi Brown to NARS, all the top beauty brands will be there encouraging visitors to embrace their playful sides with mini makeovers and competitions. Plus, there will be some exciting public appearances from VIP beauty experts who will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the latest beauty trends.

Highlights will include:

· Master classes from Illamasqua’s innovative and avant garde make-up artist, Alex Box (LOVE her!)

· The exclusive launch of Chanel Le Vernis Riva: the latest nail colour inspired by St Tropez

· The exclusive launch of Estee Lauder’s first custom lip gloss collection by Tom Pecheux, inspired by his work on the catwalk

The Selfridges Facebook Page has lots more information which will be updated regularaly! Including individual store events, just click the branch closest to you to see what will be on and when!

If i had a Selfridges closer to me i would definitely pop over! Are you gunna 'come and play' at the Selfridges Beauty Event?

Love

xxx

Monday, 22 November 2010

MAC & Nicki Minaj - Pink 4 Friday

Afternoon beautifuls :)

This Friday sees the launch of a new lipstick collaboration between MAC & Nicki Minaj.

The lipstick is a gorgeously bright, bubblegum pink! I cant wait to get my mitts on it!

Love the promo picture for this!
It is available for 4 consectutive Fridays, commencing this week on the 26th and is available exclusively on the MAC website and also on the Selfridges website.


This lipstick looks perfect! Will you be picking one up?

I know i will be!

Happy Monday lovelies

xxx

Friday, 19 November 2010

Need A Spray Tan? Bronzed Glow To The Rescue!

Hello lovelies!

How are we all? The weekend is here!

Just a quick post today! A lovely fellow blogger, the gorgeous Sarah has started her own mobile spray tanning business! Very exciting times indeed! Congratulations Sarah!

Her new company is called 'Bronzed Glow' (Fab name!) She is based in Kent and goes to peoples houses to give them a spray tan and go!

Where do you lovely ladies come into this? Well i would love it (& im sure Sarah would too!) if you could like her new spray tanning business on Facebook. The link is HERE!

She does spray tanning parties of 5 or more people where the hostess gets a free spray tan and as a fab christmas offer spray tans are only £15! Can i say bargain?

Thank you to everyone who likes her page and have a good weekend my sweethearts

xxx

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Boots Gift Of The Week: Fearne Cotton's Hat Box

Good Morning Cupcakes!

A bit of a bargain for you this morning lovelies!
From Friday 19th November until 25th November the Fearne Cotton Hat Box is better than half price in Boots!

'Hold on to your hats this week, as Boots is now offering Fearne’s Favourite Hat Box as part of its ‘Gift of the week’ offer for only £19 (usual price £40), between 19th and 25th November. Filled with Fearne Cotton’s fabulous new make-up gift range available exclusively at Boots, it is sure to transform any girl into a glamourpuss in time for the Christmas parties. For those looking for a little extra, you can also collect 1,000 Boots Advantage Card points for every £50 you spend in Boots stores and online at boots.com this weekend.

The gorgeous floral hat box contains a selection of cosmetics that are perfect for any catwalk queen wanting to rock the edgier look by mixing modern and vintage styles. With Fearne’s Favourite Hat Box girls can create dramatic eyes with five eyeshadows, two eye shimmers, two chunky eye pencils, a mini eye pencil and a mascara; or let their lips look luscious under the mistletoe with four different lip glosses and a lipstick. Whether they’re a Fearne fan or just love make-up, with this bumper gift you can really indulge a loved one!

There’s more to Fearne’s Favourite Hat Box as it also includes a sweet heart-shaped make-up bag and animal print powder puff that will instantly make this a gift to remember. Be quick though, as the offer is only available at Boots or boots.com for better than half price between Friday 19th and Thursday 25th November, while stocks last.'

This reminds me of the Soap & Glory Hat box phenomenon from last year! I will definitely be picking up on of the Fearne Cotton Hat boxes! I think the gorgeous box and make up bag are worth £19 alone! The products are a bonus!

I will be hotfooting it to boots tomorrow to pick one (or 2, they will make a fab present!) of these boxes up! Will you?

These will also be available to purchase from the Boots Website.

xxx

P.S Did i mention how gorgeous the leopard print powder puff is? :)

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Sugababes Tempt Perfume Review

Good Morning Ladies :)

I was recently sent one of the new Sugababes fragrances to try out which i was indeed very excited about!

The fragrances launched exclusively in the perfume shop on the 18th September and will soon be available to purchase nationwide.


The Perfume Shop says

'The collection, consisting of three divinely blended essences: Tempt, Tease and Touch are as feminine, sophisticated and sexy as the Babes themselves. These scents are spirited, uplifting, and perfect for the modern young woman'.

There are three fragrances available, which are:

♥ Touch ♥

♥ Tempt ♥

♥ Tease ♥

I was sent the sugababes perfume in tempt. As you know i am a big lover of perfumes and do have a thing for celebrity perfumes so i was pretty excited to try this! Its a nice, sleek, shiny black bottle with the sugababes logo and perfume name on it. I really enjoyed the fruity, floral smell of this and the rose and berry notes really came through. It was a pleasure to use and i have been wearing it on a daily basis! A lovely perfume and a nice addition to my collection!


Overall, i find this a lovely day fragrance which lasts a while and for £19.99 for 100ml it really is a bargain! Add it to your christmas lists now girls! Grab yours from the Perfume Shop, they even do a gift set which would make the perfect present for your bestie!

Im really looking forward to having a sniff at the other perfumes in the range! Loving the look of the pink bottle of tease!


They also have a competition running on their Facebook page so if you fancy winning one of 30 bottles then pop on over! Good luck ladies!
*The Competition ends tonight dolls so go enter now!*


xxx

Friday, 12 November 2010

Illamasqua Luxury Lashes Are Back!

Afternoon sweethearts <3

Hope you are all having a lovely week!

Illamasqua Luxury lashes are back! And believe me when i say these are bad-boy eyelashes!


The great British public has stood up, demanded to be noticed and cried out for the Limited Edition Luxury Lashes to step back into the limelight; and what better time than the start of the party season?

Originally launched in November 2009, the infamous Birthday Lashes immediately became the centre of attention and sold out at a record time of 5 weeks. Ebay saw the lashes auction for over £180 in the midst of lash-mayhem!

Born from the imagination and vision of the cult nighttime make-up brand, these collectors’ items will instill desire and longing into the hearts of all who lay eyes on them. The fan-shaped Luxury Lashes feature vintage gold and antique silver diamant√© adornments; simply named Decadence and Opulence, they are the ultimate accessories for the party season.

You can pick them up NOW from Illamasqua.com for £25 for two pairs. Absolutely perfect for the party season!

I want a pair! (or two!)

Oh and did i mention theyre Limited Edition? Grab yours now!

xxx

Monday, 8 November 2010

OPI Burlesque Collection Haul & Glittery Swatches +

Afternoon poppets

As soon as i saw the swatches for the OPI Burlesque collection i knew i neeeeeded(!) the glittery polishes! As there is 6 to chose from (& all rather gorgeous!) i was very sensible and only picked up 3 that appealed to me & i knew i would wear! As a Lorraine Stanick glittery nail style obviously!

Here they are in all their glory..

L-R
Sparkle-Icious, Bring on the bling & Show it and glow it!



As you can see they are all pretty special! I currently have show it and glow it on my tootsies, I currently have a sparkle-icious Lorraine-esque glittery nail with Barry M's Dusky Mauve and on Friday evening rocked the Bring on the Bling with Essies Haute as Hello!

♥ Swatches ♥
All with 2 coats

I purchased mine from ebay from a US seller and all 3 came to £18 with postage so £6 a polish, not bad if i do say so myself!

Will you be picking up any of the new OPI Burlesque polishes? Is glittery your thing?

xxx
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