Monday, 27 February 2012

NOTD


In honour of my fabulous new Lynx deodorant for woman

here are my pink and black polka dot nails

The pink is a Lipsy shade called High Heels that I got in a set for Christmas 
It's a really nice bright Barbie pink, and I only had to apply one coat! 

Jen <3

Shopping Saturday!

So Friday was payday :D
which means by Saturday the money was burning a hole in my purse 
I decided a trip to Superdrug was in order 

HAUL

So if you have read my Fat Hair review you will know I was saying how hard it is to get this hairspray but they had it in stock which made my day!! 



Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Concealer
I was going out on Saturday night so decided to use this on the big ugly bags under my eyes. It worked really well, definitely reduced the dark circles and made me look more awake!
One negative comment. In order to get the liquid out you need to twist the bottom of the pen.
I twisted and twisted and twisted.....Nothing
After a few minutes of frantically twisting the liquid practically exploded out the brush!
which meant that I had far too much. Bit of a waste, but it's working fine now.

Collection 200 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
I also tried this on Saturday night.
I used to be a big fan of Maybelline Line Definer Liquid Liner and this is a very similar product.
I've been using a liquid liner for a while now, but this has got to be my new favourite.
I forgot how much more control you have with a pen.
and I can also say that this really does last.
I forgot to take my make-up off on Saturday night, I know EPIC FAIL
but I can guarantee that liner was still there yesterday morning! impressive!



Collection 2000 Angelic Eye Palette 
This was my other little buy from the Collection 2000 range
There was a 3 for 2 offer on all eye products, so I bought eyelashes as well (which I wore on Sat)
This is a really nice palette with lots of lovely pastel shades and two nice really shimmery gold colours.
I haven't tried it yet but will let you know how it is!




GOSH Foundation Primer - Classic 


This is the first time I've tried this primer and I've got to say I LOVED it.
I applied my make-up at around 7pm and it was still there at 5am which is a first for me!
My skin didn't look shiny at all, which can happen with some primers!
Made my skin really smooth and silky
RECOMMENDED



Limited Edition
Lynx Attract - For Her 


I was soooo excited to buy this!
I had seen it advertised in Superdrug a while ago so I was on the hunt when I went in.
I love the smell its strong and fresh.
And I love the can <3

*Sorry about the crappy picture quality*

Jen <3

Friday, 24 February 2012

NOTD

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*rawr!*

This is my take on leopard print nails

Everyone that knows me knows that I LOVE leopard print

The base colour is a No7 Stay Perfect in Dusty Pink]
For the black I used a liquid eye liner by Beauty UK as I couldn't find my nail pen :( 
The gold spots are Barry M Instant Nail Effects

Now to see if I can be bothered doing the other hand...

Jen <3 

Slimming World

So as I've mentioned in my about me page I have finally quit smoking! YAYY
Seriously don't know how I've managed it as I have ZERO willpower,
but due to some miracle I have :)
(me in the back of a taxi on a recent night out puffing on my fake cigarette)
(CLASSY CHICK....)

The downside to not smoking..
OVER EATING
it was getting ridiculous.
January for me was pretty much spent attached to the fridge.

At the beginning of the month I decided enough was enough
I had to stop being a fat bastard 
and back away from the fridge.

So I've joined Slimming World! 
Went to the first meeting and came out feeling really positive.
It sounded like I could eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted 
Including as much rice and pasta as I could stuff my little face with
WTF I hear you say? yeah me 2!
I didn't understand how I could still eat all this stuff and lose weight!

So week one 
I stuck to this plan religiously
I ditched my toast for breakfast and had a yogurt
Sacked the Steak McCoys at break time and had fruit
No more Pizza for dinner, Just lean meat and healthy carbs

I was almost certain I'd lost like half my body weight...
First weigh in .... ONE AND A HALF MEASLY POUNDS!
I was RAJ!

My mum tried to feed me some bullshit story that it would all come off the following week.
I chose to ignore her, cracked open a can of Irn Bru and had a burger.

This week I kinda sorta but not really stuck to the plan.
Basically I would pretend to stick to it all day, then go home and eat whatever I wanted for dinner
I'm also pretty sure I went to Nandos at some point...

So weigh in was last night.
I was expecting to leave red faced having put back on what I had lost and then some.

Turns out
I LOST 4 POUNDS :)

God knows what I done but I must have done something right.
I celebrated by going to the chip shop, which maybe wasn't the best idea
but it tastes SOOO GOOOD 

Is anyone else following a weight loss plan?
How are you getting on?

Jen <3 

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Laser Teeth Whitening



These ^^^ are not my teeth!
These are the teeth I dream about having!

Actually I dream about my teeth ALL the time
and in my dreams they are always falling out. WTF!?!

Anyway...Hopefully on Saturday my teeth will in some way resemble these pearly whites,
because I am going to get my teeth whitened 
and I am shitting myself!!

My lovely boyfriend Craig paid for it for my Xmas and this is the first chance I'm getting to use it. 

I'm going for laser whitening and they claim that your teeth can go up to 14 shades whiter in just 45 minutes. 
I'm sceptical, but we shall soon see! 

Has anyone else had laser teeth whitening?
Does it hurt?

I will make sure I do a review as soon as they are done.
and I'll include some before and after pics

Jen <3 

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Review: Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes

Pic 1. 
Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes 

Incase you hadn't guessed, my hair isn't naturally this blonde.
However, it is still quite fair, which means I have horrible faint little eyebrows.
I think eyebrows really define your face, and while I don't really like the full on "scouse brow" look. I do think its important to fill my eyebrows in and make them nice and full.
I started using this product a few years ago. I have tried different things over the years, pencils, gels etc. but always seem to come back to this little set.

Why Benefit Love it:
This kit contains: Boi-ing medium, industrial strength concealer, alabaster pink base shadow, cocoa shimmer contour shadow, rich chocolate brown liner shadow, two brushes for easy application and an illustrated step-by-step professional makeup lesson.

Pic 2.
 This is me with no eye Makeup (yuck!)

Rest of face:
Foundation -  Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish No.2
Bronzer - Rimmel Natural Bronzer 
Blusher - Bourjouis, Rose 

Pic 3. 
If you want to know how far down to draw your eyebrow in:
Lie either your finger or a makeup brush at an upward angle from the corner of your eye
When your finger meets the brow line this will indicate where your brow should end. 

Pic 4.
Before Big Beautiful Eyes 

Pic 5. 
And after...
What do you think?

This is a great day-to-day kit.
However I don't usually use every product in the set on a daily basis. 
When I buy this kit the Boi-ing concealer is always the first thing to run out
I use this every day, It gives really good coverage yet isn't so thick that it looks cakey! 

The chocolate brown liner shadow, which I use to fill in my brows is also another product I use daily. 
I generally do like my brows to be quite a bit darker than my hair. 
Not everyone is so keen on this look, so beware if you are blonde this might be a bit too dark for your taste! 

The shadows included in the set are perfectly nice, and the shades go well with my colouring.
Decent every day shades, but nothing special. 

The brushes are good quality, nice size and the fact that there is a mirror included is always handy.
All in all a good buy. 
usually retails for about £24, but you can often find it in the duty free book on flights for a bit cheaper.
I usually buy a couple when I go on holiday and they do last!

Hope this was useful 
Thanks for reading 
Jen...x

NOTD


Well this is my first ever Nails Of The Day :)

Noticed a lot of other lovely bloggers doing it, thought I would give it a go!

I'm using Nails Inc. in Tate 

I'm loving this trend of the focal point nail. 

For this I just shook some loose glitter all over the nail before it dried. 

So now I need to hoover as there is glitter EVERYWHERE!!!

Jen...<3

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Fat Hair


FAT HAIR 

These are the best products I have ever come across. As someone who has thin hair that is as flat as a pancake I am always looking for products that can create volume. This is my LIFESAVER

One major problem...
Everyone else has fallen in love with it as well and it only seems to be available at Superdrug, so recently the hairspray in particular has been a nightmare to get a hold of and my stash is rapidly running out! 

PRODUCTS PICTURED

Thickening Spray - This should be used on the roots when hair is damp, works best when hair is blow dried upside down to create extra volume! 

Amplifying Mousse - Wouldn't say the mousse is the best product in the range, These products can be very heavy so if you are planning on using the thickening and hair spray I wouldn't bother with the mousse as well. You don't want to overload your hair with product. 
Still a good quality mousse though, Worth a buy! 

Amplifying Hairspray - (available in two sizes....if you can find it)
Whoever made this hairspray is an absolute legend, Without a doubt the best hairspray I have ever tried. It is quite similar to "Otis Dust It" in that it has unbelievable hold and creates amazing volume!
The only downside, It creates a sticky texture in your hair that wont exactly make people want to run their fingers through it, but who cares, your hair will look amazing.
I'm not exaggerating when I say this hairspray is like gold dust, so if you are lucky enough to be in superdrug on delivery day and get your hands on it. 
BUY IT!!!


There are also a few other products available such as a shampoo and a conditioner which I haven't tried yet so let me know what you think of them if you have :)

FAT HAIR - ZERO CALORIES... WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!


Thursday, 16 February 2012

Welcome

Hi I'm Jennifer

Welcome to my blog. I'm completely new to this so bear with me!

I'm mainly going to be doing hair tutorials but other random things I like may pop up from time to time

Thanks for visiting 
Enjoy

Jen <3