Sunday, 29 July 2012

My Recent REN Haul

Recently I noticed a lot of people buying REN products on Beauty Box Swaps and having seen what the offer was on 'Whats in My Handbag' - (link here if you want to sign up), I couldn't pass up the offer.

So the offer was a free gift their 'Six of the Best' with your first purchase.  Another bonus was that you get an extra 10% off and then also up to 4 free samples.

I chose to order the Muslim cloths which came to £5.40.

So this was my gift: -

Six of the Best Kit (RRP £20) contains: 
Mayblossom T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel (25ml) A balancing, antibacterial facial cleansing gel. 
Jojoba Microbead Purifying Facial Polish (25ml) A gently exfoliating facial polish. 
Omega 3 Overnight Repair Serum (10ml) A night serum that replenishes skin lipids. 
Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask (15ml) A potent exfoliating mask formulated to renew the complexion. 
Frankincense Revitalising Night Cream (15ml) A night cream formulated to hydrate, recharge and revitalise the skin overnight.
Active 7 Radiant Eye Gel (3ml) A light and cooling gel.

And these were my 4 small samples....

The offer is on till the 1st August and I would highly recommend the Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask which is usually £30 but you can try it in the 'Six of the Best'.  It definitely gives you an instant glow and helps to lighten areas.  Can't wait to use it again


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

BT Art Boxes

Few years ago we had elephants all around London, this year it was the Big Egg Hunt and then this summer we had the attack of Phoneboxes courtesy of BT.  I knew about this through a friend and on a recent bus trip along hyde park but with work I just didn't get a chance to go out and purposely look for them.

So this came about because of all the things happening in Britain this year, such as the Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics.  So then they decided to have a campaign that thrived on the nation's artisitic talent.  The Gilbert Scott Phone box was transformed and then later it would all be auctioned off to raise money for ChildLine's 25th anniversary.

So although I didn't look purposely for them, I did manage to find some on my travel through London one day


Monday, 23 July 2012

My Latest Fragrance Buy - Caudalie THÉ DES VIGNES FRESH FRAGRANCE

For weeks I have been wanting to buy Lola from Marc Jacobs but resisted as I really needed to use up on all the fragrances I had at home.  So imagine how I felt when I fell in love with something else!!

I first came across THÉ DES VIGNES FRESH FRAGRANCE in the June Glossybox and my first reaction was, 'oh no' as I really didn't want a perfume.  I'm normally quite picky and tend to go with brands and I hadn't heard of this before, well in true fact, I didn't realise that Caudalie did a fragrance.

The website describes it as follows: -

Thé des Vignes is a particularly sweet and sensual water. A secretive water to wear in the evening, it combines sensual notes of white musk and neroli with a hint of ginger liquor, with an infusion of orange blossom and jasmine.

After keeping the sample in my bag, I decided to buy one as my sample one is dwindling away!


Sunday, 22 July 2012

Whats In My Handbag

I came across 'Whats In My Handbag' from Beauty Box Swaps.  This site is about uncovering the beauty secrets of fashion, beauty and creative insiders by peeking into people's handbags and beauty cabinets.

So my bag is shown above or the link here: -

As you can see I have a lot of Hello Kitty items!! - plasters, wet wipes, battery charger and also a pass holder for my work pass!  Can't seem to get away from it, very girly I know.

Also with this site, they do give out free samples, all you have to do is sign up to the trials and who knows you may be lucky.

If you haven't signed up yet, please use my link here: -

So whats in your handbag?


Friday, 20 July 2012

Latest In Beauty - Skincare Stars Box

One of the latest beauty boxes I bought was from Latest In Beauty.  The strap line for Latest In Beauty is Try Before You Buy.  So you can either buy a few small samples depending what they have on their website, or you can create a small box yourself selecting three samples or you can buy one of their themed boxes.

One thing I like about Latest In Beauty is that you get to see the box before you buy it, which is different from the other boxes I have bought, such as Glossybox, She Said Beauty etc.

Being a big fan of skincare, I was really excited when I saw this box and had to buy it.  When I saw it they had sold out and I was awaiting to hear back from them as I was on a reserve list.  Luckily when I saw the message they sent me, I managed to get one as the message said there was only one left!

I think this was £14.95 which included posting.  Really excited about this and have already started to use the Cleansing Water and the Melvita.   The Cleansing Water is very good with removing tough make up and has definitely left me refreshed.  As for the Melvita, it suggests to use it in the morning and smells very nice.

Will let you know how I get on with the other bits later.

The next box is now available to view...the picture below has been taken from their Facebook page.

Contents: -
Contents are: Batiste Cherry Dry Shampoo, Mavala Mini Nail Polish in Liberty, Weleda Firming Night Cream, Weleda Firming Serum, Balance Me Radiance Face Mask, Melvita Fresh Micellar Water and Love Your Skin Exfoliating Wash.

I am tempted with this one, but with my recent Hong Kong haul having arrived only last week, I can't justify myself getting any more for now.  If you do buy this let me know how you get on.


My Packages Arrived!

Due to my luggage restrictions of the amount I could bring back home after my Hong Kong trip, I had to send parcels back and finally they arrived last week!

Beauty Galore!  Looks like I'm set up for the rest of the year now!

BB Creams and yes Hello Kitty wet wipes!

I love these Facemasks, they do so many that it took me a while to decide which ones to buy.  Approx £5 for a box of £10.  

I had to get these Hello Kitty Face Masks and the Panda eye kawaii!

Face mask city!!!


YY Kawaii - More Phonecases

Omg, its been nearly a month since I've blogged!  I've been so behind and swamped with so much!  Now I have so much to talk about, I'm not sure where to begin!

Thank you first of all to all those who have supported me with YY Kawaii.  I now have over 50 likes on Facebook and really need help to getting a few more.  I plan to do a giveaway at 75 likes so please, please do share if you can.

I've been busy with new designs.  Here are some of the pictures below: -

If you are interested in any of these, please message me.