17 May 2013

Weight Loss Motivational Beauty Box

Weight Loss Motivational Beauty Box
Image We Heart It - Edited by myself

You may or may not know that I'm trying to lose weight. I touched on it briefly in my Weight Loss motivation post but haven't said much about it since. Without boring you without all the sweaty details I've lost a total of 26lbs and have a fair few to go. Motivation doesn't come easy to me so when I read Louise's post from Confetti Letters about her Slimming World updates and that she buys herself makeup as a reward when she has reached a goal it gave me an idea.

Now, I'd never thought of this before and commented what a great idea I thought it was. Knowing myself pretty well though I knew as I had the product in my grubby little hands I'd still be struggling to keep motivated to hit my next goal. This is where the beauty box idea came from. I decided that for every 7lbs I lose/have lost I'm going to buy one product I've wanted for a while and pop it in to an old Glossybox and to only open everything once I have reached my final goal. This may sound like a strange, even weird concept to some but I know a box of sparkly new makeup products will keep me motivated along the way and stop me from giving in to the bad things that I love so much, Chocolate and Pizza, I'm looking at you. 

So that's the basic jist, if you have any motivation tips and tricks I'd love to hear about them! Also, if you're also on a weight loss journey I'd love to hear about how you're progressing. 

Lisa x
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16 May 2013

Carex // Hands On Awards // Competition

Today I have a fun competition to share with you which can involve a bit of a beauty bloggers favourite, photography. In celebration of their 20th anniversary Carex have launched a competition to reward 20 pairs of hands from around the UK.

There will be 20 lucky winners of this competition with the best entries will win a years supply of Carex hand wash and £500 Red Letter Days vouchers to spend as you wish. I already know that I'd chose - a day on safari or spend the day being pampered at a luxurious spa, it's always good to be organised ha ha.

All you need to do to enter this competition is share a day in the life of your hands and show exactly what they get up to. Entries can be a few sentences, a short diary, pictures or even video footage showcasing what your hands get up to on a day to day basis. 

To enter visit Carex's Hands On Awards and submit your entry. Good luck and don't forget to let me know what experience you would chose :)

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9 May 2013

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick

MAC RiRi Woo
MAC RiRi Woo

Like many excited MAC lipstick fans I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Rhi Rhi Woo in the post. I'm shocked I managed to get hold of one as the website was being really, really slow but luckily I managed to place an order. It arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to try it out.
MAC RiRi Woo MAC Ruby WooI wasn't initially interested in the Rhi Rhi Loves MAC collection but when I seen the promotional picture of the lipstick and reading it was based on the original Ruby Woo, which is my favourite MAC lipstick, I had a bit of a want for this.

RiRi Woo is a Retro Matte lipstick that is a gorgeous true red with RiRi embossed on the bullet. It applies the same other MAC  matte lipsticks and has that traditional tug on the lips when applied. The colour is extremely similar to Ruby Woo but has more of a 1940's glamour feel to it. Apart from that, the only difference I can pin point is RiRi Woo is more of a Cherry Red where as Ruby Woo is more of a flat Red. All in all, I love both colours and have happily welcomed RiRi Woo into my collection, I'm just hoping the other items in the collection will be a bit more unique.

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7 May 2013

Dermalogica £100 Voucher Giveaway With Pure Beauty

Dermalogica Giveaway UK
Hello everyone! 
I was recently contacted by Pure Beauty, an authorised Dermalogica website, and was asked if I wanted to run a giveaway. I'm a fan of Dermalogica as well as the majority of the beauty community so I jumped at the chance. Pure Beauty have really kindly given me a £100 voucher to giveaway to one lucky reader and in all honesty, I wish I could enter myself ha ha ha.

All you need to do is enter is in the Rafflecopter widget below. If you're 16 or under please ask permission as I'll need your address. Also, If you're a winner of this giveaway I'll need your name, address and email address to send you your voucher :)
UK only, sorry 


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1 May 2013

April Favourites

MAC Lady Danger

MAC Lady Danger (Matte) - £14.00
My newest adition to my MAC Lipstick collection! I've wanted this for months so a few weeks ago I decided to give and got my hands on it. Lady Danger is a bright orange/red lipstick that is certainly a loud statment colour. Being a red hoarder I'm glad I gave in.

John Freida Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight - £6.99
I've raved about this recentely in it's own review so I'll keep it short and sweet. 3 Day Straight is a spray that when locked in with straighteners keeps your hair straight and sleek until it's next wash. I can't say enough good things about this product.

Illamasqua Medium Pencil - Hex - £13.00
We all know the white eye liner trick for opening and brightening the eye area but I find it can be a bit harsh for every day wear. I decided to give Hex a whirl as it's more of a nude colour and I think it's fantastic. Hex gives just enough colour to brighten the eye area naturally and is very long lasting. Also, I think this is the softest eye pencil I have ever used.

HD Brow Kit - £19.96
I bought this after the Glossybox hype as I had seen and heard everyone commenting on how amazing it is. I liked it, then I didn't, then I did again. I'm still not 100% sold on this but it's in my monthly favourites as I've been using it a lot more often. I like how there are 4 colours that can be mixed easily if needed and that they also double up as eye shadow. I also think that they apply really well and have an impressive lasting power. That said, I still think the price tag is a bit on the hefty side. (If anyone in the UK is interested in buying this you can click the link and it takes you to where I bought mine. I've seen a few people say they can't find anywhere to purchase it)

Original Source Tea Tree and Mint Shower Gel - £2.30
Gosh, I love this stuff! I discovered a stash in my room from when I stocked up while it was on offer (oooh, thrifty) and couldn't wait to start using it again. It's so minty and refreshing I can happily use it all summer. Although I could talk on and on about how much I love this that would be really boring so I'm just going to say I love it.
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