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

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Giveaway Winners :)

Hello sweetpeas :)

My giveaway has now closed and before i announce the winner i just want to thank every single one of you that entered and left comments!

Drum roll please....


First prize...

goes to..


Second prize...

goes to..

daisychain

Congratulations ladies! If you could please email me, the address is in the side bar, with your address and earring colour preference (Lilac, Mint or Peach) and i will get your prizes out as soon as possible!

Thank you for entering ladies & look out for more giveaways shortly!

xxx

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

New Pieces Of Jewellery

Evening girlies

Just wanted to say a big thank you to the big response i had to my jewellery on twitter and on my blog!

Today i have a couple more pieces to show you that i have been working on recently.

If you are interested in any jewellery on this post or from my other jewellery post then please leave me a comment or email me at daintydollymix@hotmail.co.uk

U.K Postage is £1.50 no matter how many items you buy
1. Triple Star Charm on a 18'' Gold Plated Chain. Approx 2cm long. £5
2. Horse shoe charm on a 18'' Gold Plated Chain. Approx 2cm tall. £5
3. Triple Butterfly Charm on a 18'' Gold Plated Chain. Approx 2cm long. £5
4. Key Charm on a 24'' Gold Plated Chain. Approx 2cm Tall. £6

I have more than one of each necklace and can use a different chain if you would prefer, i.e swap a 24'' chain for a 18'' chain or vice versa.

Thank you so much! If you have any suggestions of necklaces or jewellery that you would like then please let me know, i will see what i can do!

Love for now

xxx
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