Thursday, 29 December 2011

Saying of the Day

Life is like a hot bath.
It feels good while your in it,
but the longer you stay in,
the more wrinkled you get.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Inglot Concealer

Like many others out there I suffer from really bad dark under eye circles. I have very dark pigmentation all around my eyes and find it very difficult to cover them. I have tried various eye treatments and concealers in my time but have yet to find my HG concealer (including Estee Lauder, mac, and pretty much ALL high street concealers!)

The problem I have with concealers is that they either do not provide enough coverage or they are full coverage and crease really badly under my eyes. Also concealers can look quite grey under my eyes which makes them more obvious and I hate that look! So that's a very long list of problems! :-(

But while I was in the Inglot store in Westfield (Shepherds Bush) I came across this concealer. It's called Inglot under eye concealer and costs £10, which is quite reasonable for a concealer. It comes with 10ml of product in a squeezy tube.

- Runny texture which means a little goes a long way
- Great colour match (the colour I have is MW1 which is a yellow based colour)
- Does not crease under the eyes
- Moisturising under the eyes
- Works really well all over the face not just under the eyes

- I hate the squeezy tube as I always squeeze out too much and I hate wasting product
- It does not provide full coverage which I need

Despite the problem with the coverage you can build it up to a medium coverage, but that's still not enough for me. So I find the best way to wear this concealer is when applying my foundation I use whatevers left on my brush around my eyes and then use this concealer on top.

I find it best to apply this with a concealer brush and then gently pat in with my my ring finger and I have to say despite the cons to this concealer I really do like it. But it's not my HG concealer, so I'm still on the hunt.

If you want this concealer or any Inglot product then if you hurry you can get 15% off all inglot purchases online with free delivery on the inlgot website (

Until next time...keep smiling

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Nail of the moment!


So I'm sure there are many people out there who love and collect nail me! If you do then you must read on to find out about my latest discovery.

I love nail polishes that are a bit different so I'm always on the hunt for something new. Crackle effect nail polish-was all over that trend. Nail art pens-got them. Glitter polishes-have a rainbow of glitter! So in the search for something new I popped into boots and found the latest offering from 17.

They are of course the new magnetic polishes, and I instantly thought 'I must have them!' They retail for £5.99 which is great as the nails inc versions cost £13 ( The 17 polishes come in 4 colours: a grey, lilac, teal and blue. And because I couldn't decide on one I picked up two.

                                                                    (Blue and Teal)

This is definitely the type of nail polish which grabs people's attention and I got a lot of complements on my nails when I wore this.

                                                              (Me wearing the teal colour)

I applied 2 coats of this polish, the first time I applied a thin layer and let it dry. I found that this polish dried very quickly which is great because I have NO patience when it comes to waiting for nails to dry. After my nails were dry to the touch I applied the second layer and straight away placed the magnet (which is on the lid) onto my nails and held it for 10 seconds and voila you have instant nail effects!

I found that that this polish did not chip and lasted a whole week! By day 4/5 my nails did start to wear at the tips, but I work in retail and perfume, and that combination does not bode well for nails so I was very happy with how they lasted.

At the moment in boots when you buy two 17 products you get a free gift so if you want one, or two ;-) , now is the time to get them!

Until next time...keep smiling

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Hello and welcome! :-)

I'm very excited and happy to welcome you. This is a just a little introduction to me and my blog.

I have wanted to start my own blog for a very long time but have always put it off...however recently a lovely colleague at work told me how easy it was...and here I am!

For all out there thinking we really don't need another beauty blog...all I have to say is 1, you can never have too much beauty information...and 2, this blog is a beauty blog with a twist! :-)

This blog will consist of both of my and poetry! It may seem a bit wacky but 'what the hey! I'm gonna do it anyway'. (That's a little rhyme for you all :-D)

Now some background info on me! I am currently working in retail but want a career in law, hence why this blog will be anonymous. I thought long and hard about whether or not to do this and have decided that this is the best way to have my cake and eat it too! Not to worry though, this won't affect this blog. I promise! :-)

So keep a look out for poems and beauty posts!

Till next time...keep smiling x