Sunday, 30 June 2013

Chanel Azure

Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a really great weekend.

I thought I would do a quick post on my new nail polish Azure from Chanels Summer 2013 Collection. 



I fell in love with this polish on sight a couple of weeks ago when I was in Manchester for a Robbie Williams concert.  I popped into Boots and swatched all 3 colours from the collection (I did a post on it although I apologise on the quality of the photo as I had to do it quickly in Boots and it didn't really do the polishes justice).  At the time I couldn't really justify £18 no matter how gorgeous the colour was.  Since then I managed to get £18 worth of Boots advantage points so I couldn't resist and just went for it.  It was worth every penny (or advantage points anyway).  There is something so satisfying about having a designer shopping bag in your hands. 
 
The polish is absolutely gorgeous in the bottle and on my nails.  It is a beautiful Teal colour and I think it will be my number one polish this summer.  It applies to the nails really well although there is a bit of streaking but its not too noticeable, it needed 2 coats for good coverage and drys pretty quickly.   When its worn outside it can either look metallic green as in the bottle or it can look a lovely metallic blue colour.  Either colour is beautiful.    I have added 2 photos below which I hope shows both of the colours.  The left shows the green and the right shows the blue on the bottom 3 nails.


















My last words on the subject are that this is the definition of 'Expensive but worth it'.

Has anyone else bought any Chanel polishes recently?
 

Leighlee

Friday, 28 June 2013

Updated Blog Sale

Hi
 
I have updated my blog sale list. If you are interested in anything, leave me a comment below with your email address and I will let you know how much the postage will be:

1 - eye candy strip lashes (001) - £1
2 - Essential Care Lip Liner - Pink Rose - Swatched a couple of time and I have sharpened it once - Boxed (box is a little squashed) - £1.50
3 - make beleive enhance shimmer lip gloss - 15ml - boxed - never used - £2
4 - Collection 2000 Bronze Me Instant Tan for face and body (wash off) - light/medium - 60ml - swatched once - £1 - SOLD
5 - Richard Ward Couture Hair Volumiser Root Booster - 50ml - never used - £1.50
6 - Lipcote lipstick sealer - boxed - never used - £1
7 - No7 Cleansing Sponges x2 - never used - £1

 

8 - Clinique Chubby Stick Woppin' Watermelon - Boxed - 3g - I have only swatched this product once on the back of my hand - £10




9 - Illamsqua Powder Blusher - Hussy - Boxed - 4.5g - I have swatched this blusher once and it is the lightest of swatch marks, its barely noticeable - £10

 

10 - bellapierre shimmer powder - SP045 Wow - 2.35g - (sealed) -£1 Sold
11 - Crush Coquette Mineral Blush (sealed) - £1
12 - L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets crystal shadow duo 2.4g - Romantic 919 (sealed) - £1.50


 
13 - No7 Poppy King Lipgloss (bottom of photo) - 6ml - pink gloss (no name) - swatched once - £1
14 - No7 Beautiful Blotting Papers (top of photo) - never opened - 50p







 


15 - models own for Diet Coke lipgloss - 15ml - golden nude - £1 (sealed)
16 - models own for Diet Coke lipgloss - 15ml - lacquer Red - £1 (sealed)
17 - models own for Diet Coke lipgloss - 15ml - glossy pink - £1 (sealed)
£1 each or all 3 for £2



 

18 - Barbara Daly luscious lip balm - cherish - 4ml - boxed (box has split) - never used- £1
19 - Maybelline lip gloss - this gloss does not have a name but is a pale green glittery gloss - 9ml - swatched once - 50p
20 - I love strawberries & milkshake shimmer & shine lip gloss - 11ml - clear gloss - swatched once - 50p
21 - Julep lip gloss - Peony - 7g - boxed - pale nude colour - never used - £3
 

22 - Revlon Nail Polish - lunar (black) - 14.7ml - never used - £2
23 - Topicrem Sparkling Body Moisturiser - 15ml - never used - 50p


24 - Voulez- Vous - WarmingBody Oil - 10ml - Mojito - Sealed - 50p
25 - ModelCo Lip Pencil - Pomegranate - Sealed - has pencil sharpener on lid - £1






26 - Almay intense i-color mascara - chocolate quartz - 11.2ml - never used although not sealed - £1
27 - Almay eye colour for green eyes - one end purple and one end silver - never used although not sealed - £1

28 - Sanctuary Spa Body Lotion and Shower Puff - never used - £1

29 - Black Primark Belt, Size M/L, Quilted pattern on front, Stretch material on back, 35.5 inches long, Used but in good condition - £1

 
30 - 3 All in one scarves (snoods), blue, green and white and grey stripes - £1 each or all 3 for £2
 
 
31 - 3 Candles - White barn - Hot Buttered Rum & Marshmallow Fireside - Slatkin & Co - Leaves - £1 each or all 3 for £2 - Candles are all 36g SOLD
 

32 Kasmi Tea Detox - Mate, green tea and lemon grass - 20g - sealed and a sachet of tea pigs superfruit tea temple - £1


 
 
DVDs (all watched once)
33 - The Ides of March - Ryan Gosling and George Clooney - £1
34- One Day - Anne Hathaway - £1
35 - Colombiana - Zoe Saldana - £1
36 - The Twilight Saga - Eclipse - Rob Pattinson & Kristen Stewart - £1
Other DVDs available (no photo)
 
37 - The Holiday
38 - Along Came Polly
39 - 13 Going on 30
40 - Wimbledon
41 - Just Like Heaven
42 - Serendipity
 
All £1 - only watched once 
 
I will keep adding to to list, so keep checking it out for new stuff.
Thanks for looking
Leighlee


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

imPRESS Nails Press-On Manicure

Call me lazy, but there are some days when I just cant be bothered to paint my nails.  Unfortunately, I have not been blessed with super strong, super long glamourous nails.  Whats a girl to do!  Well I like to cheat and use imPRESS stick on nails.
 
I have been using impress nails for the last year and I think that they are fab. They are really easy to use, all you do is pick out the 10 nails that match the size of your own nails (you get 24 nails in 12 sizes in each box). Peel off the strip on the back of the nail and stick the pre-glued nail on top of your own. It could not be easier. I put the nails on Friday night, went shopping and to a concert Saturday, went horse riding Sunday, then I was working Monday and Tuesday and constantly typing away on my computer. Along the way I showered and washed my hair daily. So the nails have been through a lot and they have stayed firmly in place. They have lasted 5 days so far with no problems. They make my nails look polished and manicured to perfection, when in reality that could not be further from the truth.

They take 5 to 10 minutes to put on and a wipe is included to use on your nails before putting the impress nail on, just to ensure that your nails are clean and the stick-on nails will adhere firmly. They are also easy to take off. No soaking required, just gently pull them off. Easy. This is so much better and cheaper than paying through the nose for acrylic nails at the salon and they do not damage your natural nails. There are lots of colours and designs to choose from, so you can never get bored. Basically, these stick on nails are foolproof.
 
They cost from £5.99 and are available at Boots.
imPress Nails in 110 Joyride
 
 
Leighlee
 
 

Friday, 21 June 2013

Chanel Summer 2013 Nail Polish Collection

The Chanel makeup counter in Boots caught my eye when I was in Manchester last week.  Specifically the Summer Collection 2013 that was on display.  I love the 3 new nail polishes and I swatched them all to see what they were like. 

 
My favourite is the one on the left, 657 Azure.  Its a beautiful metallic teal colour (bluish-green) and it looks just as nice on the nail as it does in the bottle.  The middle colour is 667 Bel-Argus which is a wonderful metallic blue and the lovely summer coral colour is 647 Lilis.  Whilst they are all beautiful colours, I feel that Bel-Argus and Lilis are similar enough in colour to polishes I already own, so I don't need them.  Azure on the other hand really catches the eye and I can't think of another polish that I own which is the same colour, so I think I am going to buy this one.
 
Sadly, its not a bargain at £18, but I have enough points on my Boots advantage card, so I will use those.  That way I won't feel too guilty.
 
 
Leighlee

Friday, 14 June 2013

GIVEAWAY

Just a quick reminder that I am doing a giveway when I reach 25 followers.  I have added a few additional prizes as well.  I will be giving away the following:
 
 
 
An EOS lip balm (strawberry sorbet) and an EOS hand lotion (berry blossom).
Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Twilight Woods Fragrance Mist (88ml)
Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Pink Chiffon Body Lotion (236ml)
 
These are some of my favourite products that I always pick up when I am in America.
 
Just follow my blog and leave me a comment to let me know how you are following me, along with your email address.  You have to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway.
 
Remember to check out my blog sale.  I will be adding some new stuff soon.

Leighlee

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Favourite Nail Polishes

Now that its officially summer (fingers crossed this weather lasts more than a few days) I have been rumaging in my nail polish collection to find those forgotton summer colours.  Here are a couple of my favourites:
 
First up is Lilacism by Essie.  I really do think that this is the perfect lilac colour.  Not too grey, not too white.  It really suits my skin tone and I can wear it for work or going out.  A perfect allrounder.  Two coats is enough for this polish, which makes things quick and easy.  Heres a photo (not my best work, I didn't have time to tidy up the edges.  I really must learn to leave a gap round the edges to keep them neat).



My other favourite is Chanel Rose Exuberant  This a fabulous deep pink colour, which again needs 2 coats for full coverage. I love Chanel polishes and I consider them a real treat (I think they cost about £18).


 
I only own 4 Chanel nail polishes and my favourite is Miami Peach.  Sadly when I  went to use this polish, I found that it has completely dried up.  This has never happened before and I dont know why it has happened to this particular polish.  Its not as old as 2 of my other Chanel polishes and it was stored in exactly the same place.  This is a gorgeous peachy gold colour in the same vein as Nars Orgasm and is perfect for summer.  I don't think this is available anymore, so I can't even repurchase it.  I might try a nail polish thinner, but I think its beyond saving.



What are your favourite polishes?

Leighlee

Sunday, 9 June 2013

My Weekend

Hi Again

I have had a really great weekend.  The weather has been fab and I have abit of a tan (more sunburn really, but hopefully it will turn into a tan).  I went to Bramham Horse Trials on Saturday and Leeds Food Festival today.  I'll keep it short and sweet and just post a few pics (sorry they aren't the greatest photos) but its been  really good weekend with loads of food, shopping and lovely weather.

Bramham Horse Trials

 






 Leeds Food Festival







Hope you have all had a great weekend.  Shame its back to work tomorrow.


Leighlee

Magazine Freebies

Hi

There are lots of magazine freebies around this month and here's what I picked up yesterday.

 
 


The main reason I bought so many was that the magazines were not full price in Tesco.
 
I bought 2 Red Magazines for £2 each (normally £4 each).  These came with a free tube of Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm (15ml) worth £11.50 each.
 
2 Glamour magazines which had free MODELCo makeup.  I picked up the Ultra Lip Gloss in Berry Pink worth £16 and the Fibre LashXtend Mascara worth £16.  The magazines were £1 each (normally £2 each)
 
Finally, I bought Marie Claire (£2.50 instead of £3.80).  This came with a free Ciate Nail Polish and Caviar Set worth £10.  Both are mini sizes and the polish is a nude colour, whilst the cavier is gold and silver with a few other colours thrown in for good measure.  I have never tried the caviar so am looking forward to using it.
 
I spent £8.50 on the magazines and the freebies are worth £65.
 
Happy shopping
 
Leighlee


Thursday, 6 June 2013

Empties

Hi all

One of the things I am trying to do this year is declutter my house and that actually means trying to use up all the products and makeup that I keep buying, so I thought I would do a post about the products that I have finished this month and just do a quick review on each one. 

John Frieda Frizz Ease Spray Gel – I have curly shoulder length hair that tends to get quite frizzy if I don’t use the right products and this gel spray worked a treat.  I love the frizz ease serum and this is another great product to keep the frizzies at bay.  I would buy this again. This is £5.89 at www.boots.com.

Liz Earle Hand Repair – This is a nice thick hand cream that keeps my hands moisturised throughout the day.  I probably won’t buy it again though as I don’t think you have to spend more than a fiver for a hand cream really, or just use body lotion as an alternative.  This is £15.75 at www.uk.lizearle.com.

Bioderma Crealine H2O Solution Micellaire – this is such a hyped product and I was so grateful when my friend in Canada sent me a 100ml bottle to try out.  It’s a great product that removes my mascara really well and not a lot of products can do that.  I would buy this again.  This is currently on offer at www.escentual.com.  There is a 3rd off and 250ml is currently £6.66.

Nip + Fab Scrub Fix – This is no better or worse than most scrubs on the market, so I would buy it if there was a good offer on it. This is currently on offer at £4.95 for 50ml on www.nipandfab.com.

Alison Claire Remarkable bio-natural beauty Mango Body Butter – I received this in a beauty box a while back and OMG this smells amazing, so fruity and it’s a really rich lotion that moisturises my dry legs really well.  I would buy this again and luckily I have one more in the stash.  This is currently £15 for 200ml at www.alisonclairenaturalbeauty.com.

Charles Worthington Miracle Repair Elixir Oil* – This is another great product for keeping frizzy hair tamed.  I would definitely buy this again if it is on offer (I really don’t like paying full prices for anything these days). Currently this is £14.99 for 75ml at www.boots.com.

Moa The Green Balm – I purchased this from www.feelunique.com (£9 for 50ml) after receiving a trial size in a beauty box. I have recently had a flare up of eczema and this has been great to use on the really dry patches that I have suffered as a result.  This is a 100% natural healing balm and I can’t recommend it enough.

Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom fragrance mist – this is such a nice light summer fragrance and I am happy that I have some more in my stash as it’s a real favourite of mine.  I picked it up in the US last year and I will definitely be buying some more when I go out there again. It cost $5 for 88ml, but I think it was on offer, buy 3 for $10.  Bath and Body Works is a great store, similar to The Body Shop over here, so definitely check it out if you visit the US.  You can buy Bath and Body Works products on this site www.bathandbodyshop.co.uk.  I have never bought from them, so don’t know what they are like, but it’s the only site I could find which sells the products in the UK.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser spf 20 in nude – love, love, love this product.  It gives a sheer natural coverage and leaves my face with a nice even glow.  I have dry skin and have yet to find a full coverage foundation that suits my skin, so tinted moisturisers are one of my favourite products.  This is so easy to apply and lasts ages.  Again I picked this up in the US, but you can buy it at House of Fraser, Space NK etc.  It’s £33 for 40ml.

Finally, I finished a small tube of Ginvera Green Tea Exfoliating Gel – again I received this in a beauty box.  It’s a weird product, but I do like it.  You rub it into dry skin and pretty much keep rubbing until it goes flaky and rubs off your face, then rinse with water.  It left my skin looking smooth and clear and really helped to clear up the blackheads on my nose.  I would buy this again at the right price.  You can buy this at Harvey Nichols or cultbeauty.co.uk for £22 for 60ml.

I think I did pretty well using up all these products, but I have loads more products left to use up.  I really need to stop buying stuff for a while, but I don’t think that’s going to happen as I tried the 100 day no spend challenge and lasted less than a month.  Oh well at least I am using the products that I buy.
 
Till next time


Leighlee

*Received free to review

Sunday, 2 June 2013

GIVEAWAY

Hi
 
I am pretty new to this blog stuff, so I have just been blogging to myself for the last few weeks to get things started.  Anyway, I thought it would be a good idea to run a little giveaway, so when I reach 25 followers I will be giving away an EOS lip balm (strawberry sorbet) and an EOS hand lotion (berry blossom).

 
I hope that I have made it easy to follow my blog, but let me know you have any problems.

Please comment below when you have followed my blog and let me know how you are following me, when I get 25 followers I will pick a winner.

Have a great week
 
Leighlee

BLOG SALE

Hi

I am attempting to declutter my life just a little bit, so I have decided to clear out some products that I don't think I will ever get round to using.  If you are interested in anything, leave me a comment below with your email address and I will let you know how much the postage will be:

False Lashes (both brand new)
1 - We Are Faux - Vixen - £1 Sold
2 - Eldora handmade lashes - B158 - £1 Sold

Top 1, bottom 2
Makeup
3 - L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets crystal shadow duo 2.4g - Romantic 919 (sealed) - £1.50
4 - bellapierre shimmer powder - SP045 Wow - 2.35g - (sealed) -£1 Sold
5 - Crush Coquette Mineral Blush (sealed) - £1

left to right 4,5,3
 
 
6 - No7 Poppy King Lipgloss - 6ml - pink gloss (no name)  - swatched once - £1
7 - No7 - Golden Glow for Cheeks - 7g - swatched once - £1 Sold
8 - No7 Beautiful Blotting Papers - never opened - 50p
 
 




 
Top row 7 & 8, middle row items no longer available, bottom row 6
 

9 - models own for Diet Coke lipgloss - 15ml - golden nude - £1 (sealed)
10 - models own for Diet Coke lipgloss - 15ml - lacquer Red - £1 (sealed)
11 - models own for Diet Coke lipgloss - 15ml - glossy pink - £1 (sealed)
 

 
Left to right 9, 10 ,11
 
12 - Barbara Daly luscious lip balm - cherish - 4ml - boxed (box has split) - never used- £1
13 - Maybelline lip gloss - this gloss does not have a name but is a pale green glittery gloss - 9ml - swatched once - 50p
14 - I love strawberries & milkshake shimmer & shine lip gloss - 11ml - clear gloss - swatched once - 50p
15 - Julep lip gloss - Peony - 7g - boxed - pale nude colour - never used - £3
 
left to right 12, 13, 14, 15
 
16 - Revlon Nail Polish - lunar (black) - 14.7ml - never used - £2
17 - Topicrem Sparkling Body Moisturiser - 15ml - never used - 50p
 
 
18 - Voulez- Vous - WarmingBody Oil - 10ml - Mojito - Sealed - 50p
19 - ModelCo Lip Pencil - Pomegranate - Sealed - has pencil sharpener on lid - £3

 




20 - Almay intense i-color mascara - chocolate quartz - 11.2ml - never used although not sealed - £1
21 - Almay eye colour for green eyes - one end purple and one end silver - never used although not sealed - £1
 
 
Toiletries
22 - Sanctuary Spa Body Lotion and Shower Puff - never used - £1

 

Clothes and accessories
23 - Black Primark Belt, Size M/L, Quilted pattern on front, Stretch material on back, 35.5 inches long, Used but in good condition - £1

 
DVDs (all watched once)
24 - The Ides of March - Ryan Gosling and George Clooney - £1
25 - One Day - Anne Hathaway - £1
26 - Colombiana - Zoe Saldana - £1
27 - The Twilight Saga - Eclipse - Rob Pattinson & Kristen Stewart - £1
 
 
I will keep adding to to list, so keep checking it out for new stuff.
 
Thanks for looking
Leighlee