Friday, 14 August 2009

Review: Bourjois So Laque!


I gave myself a French manicure last night.

Used -
Natural collection Crystal Clear
Bourjois So Laque! 13 Rose Lounge
Wet 'n' Wild (what's happened to them!?!) Manic White

I'd been needing a new colour as I only had a bottle of the white tip, so I went into to T.J.Hughes for a bottle of £2 stuff as they always sell good brands discounted. I fell upon this bottle of So Laque! by Bourjois, liked the colour, so bought it. Anyway, I next popped into Boots for a browse and I find out that So Laque! is new!?!? Retailing for about £7? But currently on some introductory offer for £5? Go T.J's!! There is an absolutely goooorgeous purpley colour that I mustmustmust have though. I went back to T.J's to see if I'd missed it, but unfortunately I hadn't. Full price for that one.

Anyway, review about So Laque!:

-Pretty, natural, pink colour.
-"Enriched with Vinyl" it says.
-"Lasts up to 7 days" it says. It seems pretty hardcore so I'll go with that for now.
-Luuurve the packaging!
-It's sold at

-Takes 3 coats to get given colour on the nail.
-Takes an age to dry properly - an hour later I went to get bread out of the packet and my nails messed up a bit. Although I admit I forgot a top coat of clear.
-£7? Ouch!

Repurchase? Naaah.

Although this is the colour I must get one day:

Alrighteo guys, lotsa love xxx

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Review: Lush's Happy Pill

Yesterday I tried the Happy Pill from Lush. I bought it because I needed cheering up, and even if only a psychological mind game, the name and smell did lure me in. It contains lemon, mandarin and grapefruit so the smell if a very citrussy one, which I love.

I dropped in a bath of warm water as advised. It immediately started fizzing, moving about the bathtub quite rapidly at first. The immediate smell was beautiful, filling my bathroom. The bath turned a bright but milky yellow quite rapidly, which was quite nice in my opinion (picture below). On getting in the bath, the smoothness of the water immediately effected me in a good way. Already my skin was feeling really smooth. After a few minutes the sm
ell was extremely mild, but maybe I was just used to it. I feel that maybe the main happiness I gained was sitting in a brightly coloured bath that made me feel lusciously soft. Although I felt no different when getting out of the bath. I may repurchase anyway, just for the happy aura it gives off. :)


- The smell filling the room
- The colour did not stain the bath
- Smooth on the skin
- Contains lemon which is meant to be good for, got some goodness in there!

- £2.86 for a bath. I know this is average, even cheap, for Lush products, but their bath ballistics are gone in one.
- I didn't feel any different skin-wise once dried off.

A few contests!


So there's quite a few contests/giveaways going on at the moment so I thought I'd put them all in one post. I definitely reccommend giving them all a look at as their brilliant beauty bloggers.

Nicola Ticola Ponders - Giving away t-shirts! Including Sex Pistols and The Clash designs. Closes 14th August.

Alice In A New Wonderland - This is your chance to win some Italian makeup by brands Deborah and Pupa. Ends 20'th August.

All Things Girly - A whole load of goodies being given away including nail polishes, lip balm, body lotion, concealer and an eyeshadow palette! Ends 22nd August.

Hannahbabeyxo - Giving away Sleek palletes, body butter and nail paint! Ends 24th August.

That's all. :)

Lotsa lovecakes xxx

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

When Harry Met Sally

Today I have done absolutely nothing apart from eat a meal of scrambled egg on toast and drink copious amounts of tea. So, feeling slightly lethargic and miserable, I decided to put on a feel good film. I chose 'When Harry Met Sally'. This has to be my favourite film, I think. It reminds me so much of what my best friend and I go through, so when I see the friendship between Harry and Sally I feel so so lucky. & the scene at the end just gets me every time:

Then followed with a bathful of Lush's 'The Happy Pill', I have had the perfect evening it, it seems! :D I now have a few cover letters to write to try and get myself a job at uni, but who cares. :)

I had to do a post about this. I feel all happy after watching. :) What is your favourite tear-jerker love film?


Favourite quotes:

Harry: I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
Sally: You see? That is just like you, Harry. You say things like that, and you make it impossible for me to hate you. And I hate you Harry. I really hate you. I hate you.

Sally: And I'm gonna be forty!
Harry: When?
Sally: Someday.
Harry: In eight years.
Sally: But it's there. It's just sitting there, like some dead end. And it's not the same for men. Charlie Chaplin had kids when he was 73.
Harry: Yeah, but he was too old to pick them up.

(During the Pictionary game)
Jess: "Baby talk"? That's not even a saying!
Harry: Oh, but "baby fish mouth" is sweeping the nation? I hear them talking.

Monday, 10 August 2009

A few purchases to make me feel better :)


Another giveaway: NicolaVC86 is giving five followers a chance to receive some false lashes! Please give her a visit. :)

So I've been a bit in the dumps recently due to breaking up with my boyfriend last week. My doing, but I'm proper gutted all the same. So, although VERY poor and waiting impatiently for 1st September so I can get my overdraft extended (yes, I am the poorest student of students), I had to get something to cheer me up. Sooo very very little because I do have to be careful with my pennies, but here we go:
1. The Happy Pill from Lush.
" Fizz right back to happiness: one part refreshing grapefruit, one part cheerful mandarin and lemon. Drop into a warm bath for fizz and fragrance."
I can't wait to try this! Will give it a go sometime soon this week. The mandarin and lemon half smells beautiful! Not a fan of grapefruit anyway though.

2. W7 lipstick in 'Soft Lilac'
Omg I luuuuurve this! I really wanted to pick up a mauve colour and a baby pink colour, so I went into T.J.Hughes. If you live near one, you'll know that they do a lot of drug store brands for cheaper prices, and also cheap brands. This lipstick was £1! There was a stunning baby pink by the brand 'Makeup Academy' for 99p but they only had a mini tester out (which I considered taking....then thought, that has to be illegal? Even if it's 1cm high, right?) and I was in too much of a rush to ask a member of staff to go check "in the back" as I say. Going back to town on Thursday though...fingers crossed they have it. Here's some pics of Soft Lilac....

&& that's all folks!

One little question for you Lush purchasers: how do you store your bath ballistics/emotibombs? They're reccommended to be used fresh - if that's not a bit of disclaimer nonsense, what's the best way to keep them good as new? Cheers in advance!

Oooh, and also, today I donned my happy yellow (134) Barry M nail paint to get me feeling happy and bright. It's considered ghastly by my family, but I absolutely adore it. :D

Ok, really, I'm going now! Love you all! xxx

Sunday, 9 August 2009

My 3 Favourite Nail Polishes


This is my entry for The Nail Buff's contest to win Nails Inc Sole Sensations pedicure pack! Defo check it out - her blog is a really good one!

Anyway here goes:

1. 'Antique Coral' by Natural Collection
Lovelovelove this colour. It's a bright coral. & it's nicely shiney - if you look closely there are tiny tiny blue sparkles in it...however this is totally unnoticeable on the nails. But absolute stunner of a colour! & for £1.95 I didn't bother looking at any other coral shades from higher priced competitors.

2. 'Unique' by Star Gazer.
...At least I think it's called Unique. It's the only word on the packaging that looks like it could be the name. I got this from New Look for £2.50. It's a beautiful metallic sea-turquoise. GORGEOUS. Very versatile, so I take this when I go away for a few days with a bunch of different coloured outfits hehe.

3. 'Birds of Paradise' by Jessica.
Purple is my favourite colour, and this is a beautiful bright purple. I prefer a dark shade of purple usually, but this shade is perfect to make my nails stand out. I got this from a salon in a De Vere hotel as a gift...but this brand usually costs about £8.95.

I definitely like my nails to stand out as I don't really wear bright colours, and my makeup is generally quite neutral.

Will be updating very soon! Lotsa lovecakes! xxx

Sunday, 2 August 2009

C'est moi!

Before I start with a tag/survey thing, just have to mention the amazing competition going at Glitter and Love
for Lush and Barry M products - follow and enter!

& I saw this tag the other day at DollyMix184 and thought I'd do it....

The Vital Statistics -

Me - Steph(anie) - either's cool.
Nicknames - Pix, Toes, Wef.
Birthday - 28th March 1989
Place of Birth - Chesterrr.
Zodiac Sign - Aries.
Male or Female - Female.
Occupation - Uni Student.
Residence - Chester or Canterbury.
Screen Name - On MSN? Stephhh.

Appearance -

Hair Colour - Dark brown. Although currently died a deep red.
Hair Length - Mid-back.
Eye Colour - Bluey greeney greyish mush.
Best Feature - Oooh, I don't know. People say my smile? I quite like my lips.
Height - 5'3"
Braces - Never had them, thankfully!
Glasses - Yes, well, no. I wear contacts. I broke my glasses and didn't bother repurchasing.
Piercings - Ear lobes, tragus and tongue.
Tattoos - None. I kinda want a butterfly design, and always have. But I worry it's so cliché/tramp stampy. We'll see. I'll probably leave it as I'm happy without body art and they're too permanent to risk. Piercings person, me.
Righty or Lefty - Righty.

Your 'Firsts'

First Best Friend - Alice.
First Award - I actually don't remember.
First Sport you joined - Me and sport? Haha.
First Real Vacation - Cornwall.
First Concert - 30 Seconds To Mars.
First Love - Oooh, it's all over now.

Movie - A Walk To Remember.
TV Show - Sex And The City, Friends...easy watching like that. I'm not a telly person.
Song - The Reason - Hoobastank, Stigmatized - The Calling, Far Away - Nickelback, One Thing - Finger Eleven are a select few.
Candy - Crispy M&Ms.
Restaurant - Zizzi - their goats cheese & spinach ravioli is beautifulll.
Store - Miss Selfridge, H&M, New Look...the usual high street kind.
School - Favourite school? Errr... I prefer uni. :)
Book - Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde, The Warrior's Princess - Babara Erskine, Possession - A.S.Byatt.
Magazine - Glamour firstly, then Cosmopolitan, Elle, More.
Shoes - Vans.


Feeling - Stressed, hungry, lazyyy.
Single or Taken - Taken.
Eating - Nothing.
Typing - Why do these 'currently' things ALWAYS ask this!?
Online - Yes.
Listening to - The Reason - Hoobastank.
Thinking about - Money.
Wanting - Money. A job.
Watching - Nothing.
Wearing - Jeans and my uni hoodie.


Want Children? Yepyep.
Want to be Married? Yes.
Careers in Mind - Counsellor, or teacher.
Where do you want to Live? UK...not fussed, so long as it's fairly respectable. In the country, but with a nearby town/city but like now...but don't want to live in the same place all my life. Cambridge seems nice?

Have you ever..?

Kissed a Stranger? Yeah.
Had Alcohol? Yes.
Smoked? Yeah.
Ran away from home? No.
Broken a Bone? No.
Got an X-Ray? Yeah.
Broken someones heart - Yeah.
Broken Up with Someone - Yeah.
Cried when someone died - Yeah.
Cried at School - Yep.

Do You Believe In:

God - Hmm.
Miracles - Nah. Fate.
Love at First sight - No.
Ghosts- Yes.
Aliens - I dunno. I believe there could be life on other planets that's smart enough to travel to other planets if they had the equipment....but at the same time, no. I don't believe little green men have built flashing disc-shaped vehicles.
Soul Mates - Yes.
Heaven - Yes.
Hell - No.
Kissing on the first date - Yes.
Yourself - Yes. But I always get the feeling no one else does.

Le fin. xxx

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Firstly, thank you to my new followers! :)

Just thought I'd update you with a quick Superdrug & Boots & Works shopping trip I did last week. Nothing that exciting, but whatev. There won't be another shopping trip update for at least a month now...just found out I have 62p to my name...and I can't get my overdraft 'til September. :( So it'll be reviews from now on! But anyway, here goes:

1. Superdrug Tea Tree Cleansing Wipes
I had previously used Wilko's own tea tree wipes, but I was in a town without one so I just nipped into Superdrug instead. Good price...something like £1.40 for 30 wipes. However, they STINGGG my face. I don't even have sensitive skin. Is this common for tea tree oil products??

2. GOSH 134 Darling Velvet Touch Lipstick
Definitely not as red as appeared as in this pic! But I do like it. I've wanted it for aaages so glad to finally have it. Has a beautiful feeling on the lips (velvety...), but does need a lot of coats to really work for me. I've not worn it properly for-the-day yet...but I'm guessing re-applications will be in order. Lovely nude finish though!

Boots (Natural Collection Eyeshadows)

1. Willow
I saw this for the first time the other week, and had sleepless nights over it! I had to go back for it! I absolutely love's just a nude colour for the lid with a very very slight shimmer. Beautiful. Been looking for one since I finished one similar from H&M which I suppose is discontinued as I'm talking about 5 years.

2. Butterscotch
Similar to Willow, but has a slightly more pinky/peachy undertone.

3. Lilac Shimmer
Not very pigmented, but has a leaves a lovely pale lilac 'sheen' really.

3 for a fiver deal! Or £1.65 each. I tried to swatch, but the camera wasn't having it as they're all pretty skin-coloured anyway. I prefer nude eyeshadows to build up boldness with liner and mascara. :)

The Works

I swear I don't judge a book by it's cover! I picked the top one because I enjoy historical fiction stories, and the bottom too (as well for the same reason) because they're set in Revolutionary France which I will be studying next year at will probs help somewhat. :) 3 for a fiver deal, or £1.99 each! (Oxford store, so maybe all of the bigger ones.)

So anyway yeah, I have a few reviews coming up. After using Eyeko's mascara for a week now it's grown on me - absolute new favourite. Shhhh - don't tell Maybelline. But I'll do a review on that even though I'm sure I'll be jumping on bandwagon a bit late. Then a couple of hair products. I dunno. Anyone want to send me some money?

I'll be off now. Thanks again for following. Lotsa lovecakes! xxx

Friday, 31 July 2009

Tag thing.

Heyyy. So I'm back from my week down south. I did buy a few items I'll share with you in a post tomorrow or so...but just for tonight I'll do a tag I saw at Doll-House so you can get to know me a bit better...what with me being new to this blogspot malarky. :)

1. Thing you cannot leave the house without?
My mobile definitely. I hate not being able to get in touch with someone...even if to just text them to say something reminded me of them.
2. Favorite Brand of Makeup?
Maybelline probably. Natural Collection have to be high up there too.
3.Favorite Flower?
4.Favourite Clothing Store?
West One. Although there isn't one where I live or near my uni which stinks. Otherwiiiise...Miss Selfridge? New Look? Primark?
5.Favourite Perfume?
Cacharel's Eden.
6.Heels or Flats?
Flats are 100 times more comfier...and I'm not great at walking in heels. But heels give me confidence.
7.Do you make Good Grades?
I wish I did better, but I don't do badly. I always get it in my head "this year I'll put work first!" and it never happens. :(
8.Favourite colours
Purple! Followed by green, red and turquoise.
9.Do you drink energy drinks?
I have a really sensitive tooth to sugary things, so I try not to. But I'm a last sometimes I've written an entire assigment on two cans of Relentless, two cans of Red Bull, a value energy drink, an espresso and a Boost bar. It hurts.
10. Do you drink juice?
Yessss. Pineapple is probably the fave.
11.Do you like swimming?
People laugh at me for hating reason being, I feel I'm getting wet for no reason. Get in. Swim up. Swim down. Swim up. And on and on and on. Then you get out, freezing cold, all sticky. And smelly. Answer? No. :)
12. Do you eat fries with a fork?
I'll always pick up a fork from the fish and chip shop, yes defo. But at a fast food place, nah.
13. Favourite Moisturiser?
Palmers Cocoa Butter for the body. Nivea for the face. E45 for the hands (although tested a fab one from Lush the other day!)
14.Do you want to get married later on in life?
Yep, definitely.
15. Do you get mad easily?
Wound up and snappy very easily, yep. I wouldn't say mad.
16.Are you into ghost hunting?
Nope. I believe in ghosts, but I think leave them be. How would we like it?
17. Any Phobias?
Needles. & identical twins!!
18.Do you bite your nails?
Never have done!
19.Have you ever had a near death experience?
Nah. I fell down the stairs once as a toddler, and my brother caught me because he heard thudding from a different room he was in. The bottom was cobbled stones. I think I may have been hurt very very badly to the head....but death? Dunno.
20. Do you drink Coffee?
I do. But I'll always always pick a cuppa tea first!

Friday, 24 July 2009

A little pain for the overdraft...


I'm back from the boyfriend's! We went into Manchester yesterday as I needed a good Disney Store for my niece and nephew's birthday presents so was all successful there.

& for myself, I got myself a few treats... I was one annoyed little girl; I ran out of my Maybelline Volume Express mascara on Tuesday night so was stressed about having to buy some more when I'm stuck for money. Then I go and find and unopened packet of a Maybelline XXL in a draw that I randomly chose to tidy that night. Then what happens - I go to my boyfriends, and leave it at home. Sooo, I had to buy myself a cheap replacement. So I gave Eyeko's Mascara a go....

I'm actually pleasantly surprised with it. It's the best mascara I've ever used for separating lashes and not clumping I think. It doesn't do a great curl job when compared with my usual, but lengthens well enough so £5 happily spent, I think! My first stray away from Maybelline...ouch.

&& thennn, I went a bit naughty in Lush. I'm trying to save money at the moment, but I could not resist their new Sugar Babe sugar scrub, and then their hair treatment H'Suan Wen Hua which I've wanted for a while - so so excited to try that out! My boyfriend got himself (but made me pay at till - macho wuss!) one of their bubble bath bars, MA bar - toffee and chocolate smell. I dipped my feet in, was lovely and smooth. & I also got myself a Simple facial scrub. I'm really into looking after my skin at the moment. :)

Ooohoohoooh, and then I splashed out £3.95 on the famous Genie Head Massager. Beautiful purchase!! :D Everyone and their dog should have one.Anyway, sorry for the long post guys. I'm gone for the next week. I'm off to see my best friend in Hertfordshire and spend a day or so with my sister and her family who live there also due to the kids birthday's being in the next two weeks. I dunno when I'll be back for certain - I'll update my Twitter with it or something.

Please follow, it would mean tons! Lotsa lovecakes xxx

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

First post - hello!

Ooook, so I made a new blog. My last one was giving me no motivation whatsoever to get started. Only, I have no followers I'm just gonna go around and about following some interesting blogs myself, making comments, and just hope I get somewhere somehow? I don't understand blogspot just yet...more a livejournal girl back in the days.

I'm very into the average girly things: makeup, accessories, shopping, reading etc. So expect lots of that when I blog. :) Oooh, surveys/tags too.

I won't be updating for a few days as I'm going to stay with my boyfriend until Friday. Speaking of him, I've posted a pic of the flowers he got delivered to my door when I was poorly with a 48hr sick bug ha. Sweet, or what?

So, yep, please follow and give me a chance! :P Will update lots, and soon!

Lotsa lovecakes xxx