Sunday, 15 June 2014

BLOG SALE - Tom Ford, MAC, Jo Malone, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, YSL, NARS and more!


I'm moving house and these poor neglected items need a forever home. Most are brand new, if not I will state the usage (usually only swatched once). 

1) Postage prices are disgustingly high these days as you probably know, and postage will be £3.80, and just a little extra if you'd like more than one item. I will retain proof of postage but if you would like extra security I am happy to send recorded (for a little extra).
2) I've tried to be incredibly fair with prices, if you're buying in bulk then maybe we can compromise :)
3) Please email with the subject line 'BLOG SALE' - first come first served and I will only hold the items for 24 hours. 

Happy shopping! - Everything is pretty mixed so keep looking to grab a bargain!

Drink Up Intensive 100ml & Modern Friction 30ml (with sealed facial sponge) - Unused RRP £28 - £14
A Perfect World Serum 30ml - Unused RRP £34 - £15
Make a Difference Night (gel-cream) 50ml - Used twice RRP £34 - £10
Drink Up Intensive 100ml - Used Twice RRP £22 - £9

2 x Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream 30ml - Unused/Sealed - £2.50 each or both for £4
Relax Bath and Shower Concentrate 100ml - Unused - £2.50
Moisture-Rich Body Lotion 100ml - Sealed - £3

Clinique 7 Day Scrub 30ml - Unused - £3
Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment Gel - Used Once RRP £16 - £5
Origins Ginger Gloss Body Oil - Usage Shown RRP £17 - £4
Santuary Fresh-Faced Purifying Wash 140ml - Unused - £3

Ojon Rare Blend Oil 45ml - Brand New RRP £30 - £15
Ojon Revitalising Hairspray - Sprayed Once RRP £24 - £7
Ojon Full Detox Shampoo - 75% left RRP £22 - £7

Percy & Reed Hair Wonder Balm - Unused RRP £18 - £4
TIGI S Factor Flat Iron Shine Spray - Usage Shown RRP £15 - £4
Bumble and bumble Deeep - Useage Shown RRP £22 - £8

Clockwise from top:
Philosophy Divine Satin-Finish Illuminating Powder in Tan - Unused - £8
Philosophy Divine Blushing Bronzer in Light - Unused - £7
Smashbox Bronze Lights in Sunkissed Matte - Swatched Once RRP £20 - £8
Smashbox Cream Cheek Colour in Captivate - Unused - £4

Cream Colour Base in Shell - Unused - £9
Powder Blush in Melba - Unused RRP £18 - £10 - SOLD
Mineralize Skinfinish in Adored - Unused RRP £22 - £11 PENDING
PearlMatte Face Powder in Pink Buttercream (Lim Ed) - Unused RRP £22 - £11 - SOLD

Estee Lauder:
Invisible Fluid in 1WN2 - Unused RRP £30 - £12
Invisible Fluid in 2WN2 Bamboo - Unused RRP £30 - £12
Double Wear in 1CO Shell - Used Once RRP £28 - £10 - SOLD

Estee Lauder:
Pure Colour Blush in Plush Petal - Sealed RRP £26 - £13
Pure Colour Nail in Le Smoking - Sealed RRP £16 - £6.50
Pure Colour in Bete Noire - Sealed RRP £16 - £6.50

Superglass in Sugar Overload - Usage shown - £4
Lipglass in Docile - Usage Shown - £3
Lipstick in Cyber - Swatched Once - £7 - SOLD

Superbalm Gloss in 09 Currant - Unused RRP £16 - £5
Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in 07 Bonfire - Unused RRP £16 - £5
Almost Lipstick in 36 Chic Honey - Unused RRP £18 - £6
A Different Nail Enamel in 21 Hot Date - Unused RRP £15 - £3.50
Butter Shine Lipstick in 414 Fresh Watermelon - Usage Shown - £3.50

Smashbox Lipstick in Honey - Unused RRP £15 - £5 - SOLD
Givenchy Lipstick in 314 Acajou Precieux - Unused - £7
ILIA Lip in Jump - Unused - £7
YSL Rouge Volupte in 07 - Swatched Twice - £7
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipstick in Cherry Passion - Unused RRP £20 - £7

Smashbox Lipgloss in Click mini - Unused - £2.50
Guerlain Lipgloss in 940/Gloss D'Enfer - Swatched Once - £4
Jemma Kidd Lipgloss in Petal - Swatched Once - £2
Yves Rocher Lipstick in Mauve - Unused/Sealed - £4

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Punch Bowl - Unused - £4
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Cherish - Unused - £2 - SOLD
Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Crystal Water & Bellini - Unused - £2.50 each or both for £4

Tom Ford Violet Blonde 100ml - Brand New/Sealed RRp £100 - £50
Tom Ford Violet Blonde 30ml - Brand New/Sealed RRP £45 - £22 

Jo Malone Assam & Grapefruit 30ml - New RRP £39 - £18 SOLD
Jo Malone Wild Bluebell - Squirted Twice RRP £39 - £15 SOLD
Empty Gift Box (only one) - £1.50 SOLD

Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Crushed Amethyst - Unused RRP £62 - £31
Tom Ford Trans Finishing Powder in Sable Voile - Unused RRP £56 - £24
Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate in Intensity One - Unused RRP £55 - £30

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Fawn - 60% left - £7
Urban Decay CannonBall Waterproof Mascara - Unused - £5
Ojon Restorative Lash Treatment/Mascara - Unused RRP £18 - £6
Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand in Gold - Unused RRP £25 - £8

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Beige - Unused - £7
NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Isolde - Swatched Twice - £10
Smashbox Brown Eyes Palette - Unused RRP £32 - £14

Shu Uemura Eye Shadow in Yellow 300 - Unused - £4
Smashbox Cream Eyeshadow in Gemstone - Unused - £7.50
Givenchy Cream Eyeshadow in Coral Tentation - Swatched Once - £5
MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Zestful - Unused - £8

Smashbox Gel Liner in Navy & Bronze - Unused RRP £16 - £7 each or £12 for both
Ruby & Millie Eye Color in Red - Unused RRp £12 - £3
Elf Highlighter in Spotlight - Unused - £50p

Benefit Total Moisturiser Facial Cream 8.9g - Triple Performing Facial Emulsion 8.9ml - Porefessional 7.5ml
All unused, £1.50 each or all for £3 SOLD
Benefit They're Real Mascara Mini - New RRp £9.50 - £3 SOLD
L'Occitane Brightening Handcare SPF 20 15ml - Unused - £1.50
Taylor by Taylor Swift Body Lotion & Bath Gel - Unused - £3 for both

If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Fun Facts of 20.14

Did you know…
Sharks can’t swim backwards.

Did you know…
A baby Puffin is called a Puffling.

Did you know…
Dolphins have, amazingly, worked out how to squeeze a puffa fish just enough to get them ‘high’.  They then proceed to pass it round their mates.  #goodtimes

Did you know…
Otters hold hands with each other when they sleep so not to float away from one and other.

Did you know…
A group of Puffins is called a Puffin Club.

Did you know…
Male Penguins spend years looking for the perfect stone to propose to there partner with.

Did you know…
Otters were born with a pouch specifically designed to keep there favourite stones in.

Spring Summer 2014: Blue is the new hue.


Nostalgia; reminiscent of my seven year old nimble fingered self.  Hands delving into grandma’s horribly historic array of sapphire shadows and periwinkle pencils.  Refrain, however, from allowing those retro recollections from re-surfacing and brave the new blue.  Simple. Modern. Graphic. 

At Marc Jacobs
A cobalt blue waterline, with feline definition. Forget the outer corner, its all about the inner.

At David Koma
A graphic take. Angular, blocked, sapphire, juxtaposing Mr Jacobs’ himself.

At Emilio de la Morena
Super modern. Super cool.  DUPE IT!

At Zoe Jordan
Soft, inner corner highlight in a cool icy blue.

Brows unkempt and untamed.  Lashings of mascara & sheer, glowing skin.  You will never think of a blue eye the same way again.

Keep it fresh. 

Vogue Beauty - Here

Friday, 28 March 2014

Leaving '& Other Stories' without a single purchase. #Impossible.

The awe-inspiring experience left me in a state of reverence; dissuading my attention from the lavish apparel, to the perpendicular, slightly more affordable, products; Beauty.

I did it.  I don’t want to be that person but it seems that I am.  I absolutely, completely and utterly, judged a book (or in this case, product) by its cover…

Secret Haven Hand Soap
Secret Haven Hand Lotion
You must admit, its hard not too. A perfectly executed, collaboration of font and art direction ropes me in every time and this was no exception. The beautifully scribed, monochrome-metallic fusion would stand proud in any minimalist bathroom (and works particularly well, dressing my white, silver and lavender-pink graphic theme, if I do say so myself!)

A floral and fruity aroma that equal appeal for both men and women. A complete winner.  The recipe?

‘Tangy peach and dreamy coconut meet a garden of peonies, lilacs, and dewy violets, with base notes of relaxed sandalwood, vanilla, and soft musk’

Exactly that.  Both products deliver the perfect amount of scent.  Initially, significantly pungent, but soon becomes more subdued, settling to a more established suggestion of its former powerful self. 

FYI, super greasy hand lotions just don’t do it for me and upon application, I feared that this would fall into this category.  After massaging into my hands for 2-4 minutes, the fine cream melted in; beautifully.

Hand Lotion £5 250ml - Purchase Here

Hand Soap £4 250ml - Purchase Here

The ‘& Other Stories’ bath & body range comes in 11 different fragrances, with 7 different products to choose from: hand wash, hand lotion, body wash, body scrub, body mist, body soufflĂ© and body lotion.

ADDED BONUS:  Take back any '& other stories' cosmetics packaging and receive 10% off on your next cosmetics purchase!

(Images taken from

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

& Other Stories...Changing the face of shopping

An emporium of Scandinavian minimalist fashion and beauty set in an industrial unit of stripped back beauty.

Sibling to the super brands H&M and COS, & Other Stories has hit upon a fresh and somewhat effortlessly cool way to sell fashion.  A creation of diverse collections and endless styling choices, you most definitely will not walk away empty handed.

Set across two floors, this super sleek, super stylish hub is an eclectic contribution of cultural influence, pulling together all things 20.14.  Whether you are an eBay enthusiast or a street savvy style-ista, there is no doubt you will find a gem.   

style inspiration
stripped back beauty

Cohesive stories feature back-to-back in the impeccably executed store layout, laced with beautifully selected finery: coherent yet marvelously contradictory.  The unexpected mid-floor beauty realm will leave you enraptured.  Own brand beauty lines with packaging that will send your heart a flutter; these uber chic products are destined to be blogged about. 

& chic

The visual theatre.  A scene only too be witnessed via hash-tag style; a creative concept that dreams are made of.  A profoundly beautiful take on raw, straight up photography, echoes throughout the store.  Inserts of still life styling, injected into the contemporary collections and an internal soundtrack to that lingers on.

simple yet sophisticated
visual delight

This is a shopping experience that inspires and beguiles; one like no other.

See for yourself:

Shop in store at & Other Stories 256—258 Regent Street, W1B 3AF London
Shop online here

Monday, 24 March 2014

YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush No. 5 Rouge Effrontee [Review - Swatch]

Every day I thank the beauty Gods for YSL, and today is no exception. 

Say hello to the latest treat from YSL. 

YSL say that Kiss & Blush is a

2 in 1 ultra blendable air whipped mousse beautifully highlights your lips and cheeks with a sensual soft and luminous matte finish. Colour is easily build-able, from a soft and natural look to a more intense sophisticated look.

And they are not wrong.

No. 5 - Rouge Effrontee is an absolutely gorgeous true coral that is going to be perfect for any and all upcoming Summer engagements. 
On the YSL website the colour appears to be more of a magenta/strong pink, but I can assure you (as I gaze upon its beauty now) that this is most definitely coral. And what a bloody marvellous and show-stopping coral it is. 

Now on to the swatches..

One swipe wonder?
Both swatches show only one swipe, you really get a lot of colour pay off. A little goes a very long way with this bad boy. 
The colour definitely has the ability to be a lot more powerful, but I think it is an absolute dream slightly with just one quick swipe. 
The creamy texture means that it blends beautifully too, this product just ticks all the boxes for me. 

Well played YSL, well played. 

At £27 a pop, these are not the cheapest of products but you can always borrow my reassuring technique and tell yourself that this is a 'hybrid' product and therefore you are in fact saving yourself money by not having to buy two separate items..

Lovelies: Are you a fan of multitasking products?

The full range can be found on the YSL website.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Winter lips be gone! Enter Lanolips Lemonaid.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Winter is not kind to one's lips. 

Well, I have found the perfect solution; Lanolin. Or rather, more precisely, Lanolips in Lemonaid.  

Now, I will be honest with you - this isn't a completely new phenomenon to me. 
A few years ago, more years than I care to admit, my favourite Blogger [Lipglossiping] raved about the goodness of Lanolin - and more specifically the wonder that is the brand Lanolips. (For reference, that post can be found here). 

Lanolips Lemonaid is an absolute dream for the lips. The organic lemon oil gently exfoliates dry and dead skin on the lips whilst providing a lovely refreshing tingle. The tube contains 70% pure Lanolin meaning that after exfoliating, the product leaves the lips feeling soft and moisturised with a little added shine. And who doesn't want that?

Another major selling point for me is that unlike my beloved Vaseline (sorry my sweet, sweet darling) you don't have to dunk your finger(s) in to a pot, and consequently worry about those pesky little hand germs spreading. You can run the tube over your lips or pop it on to a clean lip brush - if you are that way inclined.

A little information about Lanolin:
- Vegetarian Friendly
- Natural Bi-product of the Wool industry
- Used, and recommended, by doctors
- Dates back as far as 700BC! (Is that only interesting to me as an Archaeologist?!)

This product is a definite handbag staple!

Lovelies: What's your lip handbag must have?

Can be found in:
Boots stores or online here for £9.18
Waitrose stores or online here for £9.18 

[Further information can be located on the Lanolips website]