VB x Estee Lauder

After seeing on Instagram that Victoria Beckham has brought out a makeup range with Estée Lauder, I kinda want to buy the eyeshadow palette and the mascara.. Will call it a birthday treat 🥂🎈🎁.

I scrolled thru Estée Lauder’s Instagram account to have a look at what her range is like, I love the colours in the eyeshadow palette. Some lovely rich warm colours which can be worn for a subtle look or a dramatic smokey eyes. Here are some pics of the palette I love.


I’ve also taking a liking to some blushers/highlighter aswell.. I’m not sure what the price range is like as I’ve not quite got that far, but I would like to treat myself if they aren’t too badly priced! Would be a birthday present To me From me ❤️❤️.

What are your thoughts on the new range by VB??

Hope you enjoyed the post. 

Lots of Love

Carina 💋

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Hair Care ~ Shampoo & Conditioner ~ Brands 

Everyone has a faithful Shampoo and Conditioner they use.  Over the years I’ve tried a number of brands from Fructis, Herbal Essence, Pantene, Avon, Alberto Balsam as well as others that I can’t remember!!  At the time of using the shampoo and conditioner I found it a good brand to use, made my hair, soft, shiny, clean and made it smell nice too, but after a while of using the products it starts to disagree with my hair, so I then have to find another band to use.

I’ve used L’Oreal for as long as I can remember, always used the red bottles for coloured hair as I’ve either had highlights or lowlights.  And every time I’ve washed it using the shampoo and conditioner it beings out the colour more, also makes my hair so soft, shiny and looking good 🙋🏼.   I recently had some T section foil highlights put in as I hadn’t had any colour in my hair for well over a year and I thought my hair was looking but dull, I went to a local salon as they had a half price offer on.

After having your hair done at a salon, you can never get it to how they do it which is annoying, I managed to get away with another 2 days out of my hair before I washed it 🤦🏼‍♀️. I noticed that my hair felt different, hard to explain but it didn’t feel like it usually does after using the same shampoo and conditioner, so I’m not sure if it was the colour or toner they used which has made my hair go that way??  I had to pop into Boots the other week to stock up on my toiletries and was also meeting a friend for lunch and a catch up, we headed to Boots as we both needed to get a few bits, L’Oreal 400ml bottles were on offer 2 for £5.  As normal I picked up one conditioner and one shampoo for coloured hair, but as I was looking at the other I spotted one with coconut oil so I thought I’d give this one ago to see if it would make any difference.  I’ve started to use the coconut oil one now and I can safety say I love it 😍.  My hair smells lush, its soft, shiny and silky and brings out the blonde a little more too, so I will be carrying on using these as I love my hair smelling so lush! 💆🏼💋

 

Well hope you have all enjoyed this post… Happy reading 

Lots of Love

Carina 💋

Sunday Pamper

This mini pamper session was 2 weeks ago now, I’d had a shitty day at work and was absolutely shattered and needed a bit of ME pamper time.  So when I got in I sorted what I need to and then had a shower & got into some clean PJs.

Once I was in my PJs I headed to the living room to chill on the sofa.  I opted for the Macadamia Oil Extract foot pack first to give my tooties a pamper,  I found these in Poundworld.  I wasn’t sure how they would be if I’m honest with only being a £1 each. My honest opinion is that they were OK for the price I paid, I do have another to try out but I will be getting some more.  I need to start pampering me feet at least twice a week, as for I forget about my feet.  I mean I have a face routine morning and night, but i also forget my feet, and legs.  Like I only tend to moisturize when I’ve shaved my legs and yes I’ll be honest its not regular as I’m lazy and have a long distance relationship so at times I do just leave my legs…  You will see that there is a face-mask in the picture, this never got used.  I had all intentions to but again I was lazy.

I know I need not to think like that and I seriously need to kick my own ass into gear in so many aspects of my life, but things just get in the way at times or I just don’t have the energy…  So if anyone has any good motivational tips then please throw them my way, or make a comment on this post!

Well best go and crack on with the housework and just making the apartment looking suitable for visitors, not that its really messy as that makes it sound like it is lol, I promise you its not!

Happy Saturday Peeps

Love

Carina

XxX

Twilight Spa

I heard from a friend that one of the local Hotels/Spa (Orton Hall Spa Hotel) do a Twilight Spa session from 5pm to 9pm Monday to Friday for £12pp.  You get to use the Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi and relaxation area.  If you fancy a treatment like a massage, facial, pedicure then you can also book these which need to be paid for before you go, the spa is called Imagine spa.  They have a number of treatments available to book and if you sign up to there newsletter you get 25% off your treatment.

I booked myself and my friend in for the Twilight Spa Session on 13th July, it was a treat from me to her as she has done a lot for me over the last few years, and it was just a way to show her I’m grateful to have her as a friend and a thank you for everything that she has done..  We arrived around 6pm, completed the standard health form which the spa require and then got shown the relaxation area, the changing area and the spa facilities.  While we were there we had a cheeky bottle of fizz which was lovely to have while relaxing in the Jacuzzi, it was a lovely few hours using the facilities felt so relaxed and chilled out.  We were that impressed that we are booking to go again in August and think it will be a regular once a month treat.


Just nice to take time out and not have to travel to far for a bit of peaceful, and tranquil setting..  Also the the grounds it is set in is also lovely, a nice quiet woodland area.


Hope your all having a great Saturday 😌

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

Juice Plus Update

Hey All

Just working out weightloss ⚖️..

I’ve been doing Juice Plus 🍇 Berry Capsules plan since May 16, my total weightloss todate is a total loss of 2 stone & 6lbs 🎉🎉🎉🎉

But my overall total weightloss since Jan 16 is 3 stone 3lbs 😱😱😱


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Want more info? Drop me a comment & I’ll send some info over 📲

Happy Saturday Peeps xx

New Nails

My nails have been bare for bout 3 months now, which is very unlike me!  I would normally have gel polish done every month, with Various colours & designs..

I’ve been meaning to paint them for the last 3 weeks but haven’t actually done it, but today was the day well evening where I painted them and made them look pretty again. I chose the colour ‘Sweet Rose’ Pure Colour by New Look, and put a longwear gel top coat over the colour to make it last a little longer… 

I will get my gel nails done again, I’m quite liking the Rose Gold metallic.

Hope you’ve all had a great Sunday 😊😘

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

Beauty & Hair Care by New Look

New Look Beauty has recently been re branded and have now added Bath, Hair and Body products too.

Hair Care

New Look’s Hair care products are suitable for all, whether you have long or short, curly or straight, coloured or natural.  The shampoos & conditioners are enriched with Vitamin B5 and also filled with natural ingredients which help scalp irritation, damage from heat and hair static.  I have recently brought Care & Rescue shampoo, Care & Repair conditioner and Root Rescue volumising dry shampoo.  As I work at New Look i get 50% staff discount so I thought I would give them a try, as I currently use L’Oreal Elvive for coloured hair and these cost between £2.50 to £4.00 each depending on what size I buy.  With dry shampoo i usually buy Batiste when ever it is on offer in Superdrug or Savers.  They currently have Batiste Rose Gold on offer at £1.25 and others at £1.48..

The only one I have used at the moment is the dry shampoo. It does what it says on the tin, and yes it made my look non greasy, I didn’t really notice the volumising as I have a lot of  hair and it is quite thick too, the only negative would be the smell, it wasn’t a pleasant smell but once its in your hair you can’t smell it.

Also available is a selection of hair brushes, well over 12 different types of brushes and combs to help style your hair.. So make dull, limp or lifeless hair a thing of the past!

Skin Care

I would like to try there skin care range also to see if it any good?  As I use Boots No7 range, which I’ll put my hands up I haven’t been religious in doing it daily, let alone weekly!  Which is bad as I have been getting a little dry skin on my forehead and cheeks so i need to start my daily routine again..  I’ll have to look into New Looks Skincare range and see which is best for my skin type and I’ll trial it for a month and see how my skin reacts to it, so keep your eyes peeled for a blog post coming soon..

Hope you all have enjoyed this post. Take care and have a great day..

Lots of Love

Carina

XxX

 

December Glossy Box 

glossybox-december-2016-2(Please note the above pic has been taken from the internet)

I had my December Glossybox delivered a week or so ago, but only finding time to put my post up for it. Within December’s  Glossybox there is 5 full size beauty products!  I think that this is a good way to sample new brands and products if your not sure, I pay monthly for my Glossybox and if its a product I won’t use then I keep them and either pass them onto a friend or family member or I put together beauty bundles as presents so its a win win all round.

Here are the products in the December Box:

MDMflow Semi matte Lipstick in Vamp:  This isn’t a colour I would normally wear if I’m honest.  The RRP is £18, which I can say the only time I’ve spent over £5 on a lippy was when I was in New York in Dec 15 which was on a MAC and NARS lipstick. Florence Adepoju is behind this brand, with her cosmetic scientist and her love of music to create MDMflow, the range is inspired by hip hop.  Vamp is a rich plum shade which makes a serious statement and never fails to flatter.

Revlon Nail varnish in Valentine: RRP £6.49 and can be brought from Superdrug, Boots and other good beauty shops. This is a perfect colour for Christmas as well as the name of the varnish, Valentines. Revlon’s nail colours are iconic and deliver an ultra smooth and glossy finish, perfect for the party season.  And with its 10 chip resistant and chip defiant you can admire 10 days of lasting colour and shine.  I’ll be testing this out tonight, so keep a look out for a post coming soon.  I normally have Gel nails with a Christmas theme but I’m trying to cut back as saving for next years holiday..

Essence Light up your face Luminizer palette: RRP £3 and can be brought from essence.co.uk. This is another product that I wouldn’t usually use, I have contour palettes and i don’t use these let alone know how to do it??  I keep meaning to watch a YouTube video but still not got round to doing that either.  This trio palette can be applied individually or in combination of the 3 on various parts of the face.  You can go from day to night with this luminizer palette with different degrees of highlights from light pearl to  golden glow.

Collection Cosmetics Define & Perfect Eyebrow Powder: RRP £4.19 and is available to buy in Boots.com.  They say that Eyebrows frame your face, and when done right they can do.  I do like to have nice eyebrows but not one to spend loads of time on getting them just right. I get them waxed once a month and the pluck and strays out in between, I have been know to touch up my eyebrows up (Lily LoLo – Eyebrow Duo) if I’m going on a night out.  I have also recently brought another Eyebrow kit from when i went to the Clothes Show at the beginning of Dec (blog post to follow). The powder in this product contains tiny fibres to add instant volume to brows and the fine tipped nib allows you to create natural hair like strokes.

Lipcote: RRP £3.99 can be brought from Lipcote.com. This is a cult classic, 70 years old classic all natural lipstick sealer. It keeps lipstick fresh, apply to blotted lipstick to perfect the colour,  and its water and wine resistant   I’ve never ever used a lipstick sealer, so its ideal that this was in the box.  My ideal time to test it would of been on Sat just gone, 17th Dec as i was on my works do but completely forgot!  

Hope you have enjoyed this post, keep an eye out for my post on reviewing some of these items..  Happy Thursday..  Not long now only 3 more sleeps.

Lots of Love

Carina