Sunday, 30 May 2010

Collection 2000 - Perfecting Minerals Foundation

Hello there my foundation hunting sisters!!

So, like most of you, I am constantly on the look-out for a truly fabulous foundation that will take away all my skin worries. Over the years I have tried sooooooo many. Most of which I have been unhappy with.

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Brief History:-

For a couple of years I used L'Oreal Cashmere Touch (I think it was called) it made my skin look smooth, but always went patchy as it slid off my face.

I moved on to Estee Lauder Double Wear. I love how this foundation actually stays put. And no patchyness!!! But my pores started to look more obvious. (Review coming up soon)

Therefore, around March I began using the Bare Minerals foundation after purchasing the get started 6 piece collection. (Again review coming soon)

However, the Bare Minerals is around £17 for 2g worth of foundation, which lasted me around 2 months. I had to find a cheaper alternative.

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There are LOADS of mineral products out there, but I stumbled across the Perfecting Minerals and it was £5 for 15g! For that price I will try anything!

I LOVE this foundation. For the price it is amazing. I pop on my moisturiser and primer and smooth it on and my skin looks lovely. It just evens out my complexion beautifully whilst remaining natural, which I like for the day.

It's a bit thicker than other mineral products I have tried so it doesn't need building up, it just goes on like foundation, with the benefit of not having to blend the jaw line!! Oh, and it has a brush included - but it shreds loads so you probably won't use it.


Here's what it looks like on my skin (phone pics so not too clear)...

Please excuse my sleepy eyes, I have not slept more than 6 hours max a night in 2 weeks and it was first thing in the morning!

Advantages:-

  1. It is super cheap and there is loads!!
  2. Very smooth on skin
  3. My skin looks bright and it smooths out my pores.

Disadvantages:-

  1. When my skin gets hot it can itch a little (but I mean when I get really hot)
  2. It probably needs touching up to look perfect all day - although I don't because my skin looks even all day.
  3. There aren't enough shades (only 4). I use the darkest shade in Biscuit and it's too light so I always have to put Bare Minerals warmth on too.

I would definately recommend trying this, I was very pleasantly surprised!

Giddy Princess xxx

Saturday, 29 May 2010

St Moriz - Self Tanning on Olive Skin

Ok, so there is a lot of buzz about this St Moriz in Blogland. I think that was what initially inspired me to use it, and a friend of a friend who was pretty darn brown after using St Moriz.


So I self tan regularly (every other day/couple of days) and have been doing so for almost 10 years. I've tried pretty much all of them. Most of the cheap are horrendous. So I was always paying LOADS to tan.

However since using this product I have never looked back.


St Moriz provides me with the same brown shade as my Fake Bake!! FOR 20 QUID LESS.


I can use it on my face and it doesn't cause me to breakout.
I have used the mousse and the spray. Both provide me with pretty much the same colour. But the mousse is MUCH easier to use. Which explains why I find it hard to source.


Advantages:-
  1. Lovely brown toned colour
  2. Goes on natural brown with the ability to build up to a deep brown
  3. DOES NOT STINK OF FAKE TAN AT ALL (seriously, this was another reason for me switching to this product as all others made me smell of curried biscuits the next day and everything. I don't smell of tan at all with this)
  4. Cheap cheap cheap
  5. Doesn't go patchy like some other tans
  6. Doesn't streak when rub in, so you are safe to put it on and leave the house if you need a bit extra glow for the evening say!


Disadvantages:-
  1. Can be drying on the skin
  2. Goes on a little light for my liking
  3. Spray Mist is a little tricky to apply - nozzle not designed for even application and tends to just spray one small area.



I did hope to be able to show you some before and after photo's but they have not come up very well so if I manage to capture some I will add on as an update.


I would recommend this for anyone wanting a natural brown tan that doesn't cost and arm and a leg.


But remember always wear gloves unless you are an expert tanner!!


Giddy Princess xxx



Friday, 28 May 2010

Ruby & Millie Face Gloss

Ok so I don't want to spend ages reviewing this product, so this should be a quick post.

This product was an impulse buy when Boots were giving us £5 off No7 and Ruby and Millie products.

The plan was that it would give a nice "flush" to the cheeks and could perhaps be used as a base colour or maybe built up if I wanted it to be a bit deeper.

I was wrong. What a total waste of my money. It retails at £12.50 (day light robbery) so I paid £7.50. Still expensive if a product doesn't work...

Basically, I use this and all it does is create a layer of grease on my face. It is disgusting, even better it rubs off my makeup and highlights my pores. Lovely, if you want to look like a greasy mess. Also, I tried it as a lip stain - no colour and tastes vile.

It appears the daily mail agree also putting this under their "DON'T BOTHER" section of "rosy cheeks in the winter weeks" article.

There are (surprisingly) some positive reviews on the makeupalley.com website, but I would still say steer clear.

Sorry this couldn't be a more positive review :( I was hoping to bring good news but unfortunately, it just doesn't cut it.

Giddy Princess xx

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"Everybody Behind Me... VIVA LA GLAM!!!"

...were the words the craazeeeey makeup man shouted in MAC Times Square after I had purchased the Viva La Glam Lippie in Gaga. This was followed by an APPLAUSE from all the staff and lot's of "wooing"!
(Another good NYC holiday memory :D )

Yes. I loved it. My poor boyfy could only say
"why did they do that"
in whispered tones as we left to which I responded
"I don't really know but I love it"
haha!!

♥I love being the centre of attention at the best of times♥.

It made for a nice shopping experience anyway. Better than just whacking it in a bag!!

And here it is ♥♥♥
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with flash

with flash
without flash

As if you didn't already know but if you wanted to purchase this little beauty in the UK it retails for £12.50.

Giddy Princess xx

NOTD - Mushroom

Happy Friday ladies!!...♥

Oooo and a bank hol this weekend too, hope you all have lots of girlie fun plans!!

Right now I am sporting Barry M Nail Paint in Mushroom

It's so mushroomy. I love it!!


♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Don't you just love it!?

Giddy Princess xxx

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Boots 17 Sheer Moisture Lipstick in Cashmere Blush

I’ve previously mentioned that I’m not great with lipstick…..really not sure why I have such a problem but I can never find a colour that looks right, I don’t really like anything that is a bit sheer (you know the ones with all the sparkly bits in) or matte ones - I just find them all a bit drying on me – nightmare! So all in all I really struggle.

I’ve recently picked up Boots 17 Sheer Moisture Lipstick in Cashmere Blush and I love it. Its got a lovelly pinky/corally colour to it and is so damn cute!



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with flash

without flash

with flashEven though its states ‘sheer’ in the name it doesn’t have any sparkly bits in it which is great, also haven’t found it to be dry at all - it goes on with a nice glossy finish to it. However this does fade after a while so I have been using Rimmel Royal Gloss in Yummy over the top – the colour is just about right for the lipstick so that I’m not altering the colour much, although would work just as well with a clear gloss.

Lx

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Frenzy

I'm absolutely loving this at the moment. Its soooo pigmented and has really good staying power. I already posted that I picked this up last week in the Trafford Centre however I didn't do any swatches, so I thought I would quickly post now

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with flash


Couldn't really get my silly camera to pick up the colour very well without the flash. But with the flash I really think it shows the colour.

It goes on really smooth and has a nice creamy texture but not at all sticky like a normal gloss.

Only tip would be, dont just squeeze a alot on at once. I think the best way to apply it is slowly cos a little goes a long way. Really goes on thick otherwise.

L x

Jolene Creme Bleach - Before and After...

Hey peeps!!

Some of you may be familiar with this product as it has been around forever, is cheap and can be bought from most chemists. But for those of you who are not, it looks like this...







Although the one I use has a pink stipe along the bottom as it is the milder formula for sensitive skin.

As you can see, you get a spatula, two tubs and you also get a mixing board which isn't pictured here.

The instructions say to mix 1/4 tsp of the powder with 1/2 tsp of the creme. You must mix until no lumps, although I have never achieved this and I have been using it for 7 years!!!

I am olive skin toned with dark brown hair, but in the winter I am pretty pale, so the darker hairs on my skin show a lot. So much so a boy once at high school once said "gosh your arms are hairier than mine"! I was 14. So you can only imagine how that made me feel.

So it was only natural that I would try this. I used to use it on my arms and tummy and it was only after about 2 years that I started using it on my face, because prior to that it hadn't really been a problem and if I felt a bit hairy on the face I would just use hair removal cream.

Anyway, after around 6months of bleaching my arms I got bored and have been shaving them ever since.

However I now regularly bleach the hair on my face to avoid it showing up as it's a nightmare with my foundations and very embarrasing!

Because I am nice though I left it that bit longer to show you how this works... Please be kind - I am practically showing you my soul by showing you my before and after shots but here they are:-
(Click on the photo's for the full effect)


Before

After

So you can see that on the first pic I have lots of dark hair around the mouth and also the jaw area. It's horrendous.

However, obviously it's not gone on the second pic, but its much less noticeable and my makeup goes on fine with it. Which for me is fine.

Personally, I would rather bleach than remove if I can because I then don't have to deal with the re-growth.

In order to do this I left it on for around 20 mins. The instructions say 5 - 10 but that you can leave for longer. I find that the best results are if you leave it for around 20.

By the way it BURNS!!! My face was killing for the first 5 - 10 mins, but this happens every time.

Aside from that though I never have any irritation and my skin is perfectly fine afterwards!

I would seriously recommend this, it retails at around £5.00 and lasts AGES. However, if you have a dark skin tone I wouldn't recommend this as I have both family and friends who have tried it and said it made the hairs on their face more obvious because they were blonde!!! They swear by laser treatment, but its a bit pricey for me!!

Let me know your thoughts and opinions, or if you have any good hints and tips for concealing or removing unwanted facial hair!!

Giddy Princess xxx



ME ME ME Colourama Cream Eye Shadows


Hey there lovelies.

So I wanted to do a review for you on a cream eyeshadow I recently purchased at Superdrug.

The brand is ME ME ME and their product is the Colourama Cream Eye Shadows in shades Liquid Bronze, Chiffon Rose and Azure Blue. They retail for £5.50 each ordinarily but I picked them up for £3.99 each last Friday on offer.

I did try to find a website for this brand to link for you and also so you could see what the product is like. Unfortunately, it seems that they don't have one (!?) so here's a piccie of what they look like on the Superdrug site I know they kind of look basic really here, but when you are in the store they do look quite pretty.


I tried them quickly on the back of my hand also and was please so I took them to the till to purchase!!
Anyway, here's a quick peek of what they look like...




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without flash...

From top to bottom the shades are:-
Chiffon Rose
Azure Blue
Liquid Bronze
Aren't they priiiiiiiiiity???
Advantages:- It has a great applicator that comes with - like the ones that you get in your lipgloss. The sponge with a gradient... And they are stunning colours - very pigmented!
Disadvantages:- They don't go on as smooth as I would like. I used to have a divine Benefit bronzing highlighter thingy which I doubled up as e/s -it used to just glide on, whereas this dries almost on contact, so I got an uneven finish.
However, I've been using my fingers so I will try and eyeshadow brush and I am sure it will be better. But I want cream e/s to be convenient! So shouldn't I be able to just slick it on and quickly rub in??
The colours more than make up for it though as they are so cute and I am happy to have these in my makeup collection. I don't think I would re-purchase at £5.50 each but I think that £3.99 was a reasonable price for them!

Giddy Princess xxx

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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Cheaper Suncream

Quick! Get yourself to Morries (aka Morrisons) for half price suncream before 6 June 2010.

You know you are just going to spend a fortune when it comes to going away otherwise!!!

It was only the other day I was saying how expensive it is to save yourself from skin damage. I think it's ridiculous what we have to pay really, and I am lucky because I don't really need it. Well I don't burn is what I mean to say, but obv still want to be protected...

Here is the link so that you know what I am talking about.

Giddy P xx

Monday, 24 May 2010

Update - Soap and Glory Fill Monty! Other uses...


So if you read my previous post reviewing the Fill Monty Facial Wrinkle Filler you will remember that I wasn't wowed when using this as part of my daily skin care routine.

As I mentioned, this could very well be because I was using it for the wrong purposes (under the eyes) and I don't really have wrinkles yet.

However, it did cost £9.00 and therefore I did wish to try and make some use out of it so I have continued using it under the eyes, although that is simply because I haven't yet bought the eye gel I would usually use. However, more interestingly I have also tried it on my lips...

Now I don't know about any of you but I find that my lips can get chapped due to the weather, air con etc. So even though I have been addicted to lip balm since around 8 years old, sometimes they just seem a bit dry and ugly.

I was having this problem the other morning (I blame the 8 hour flight from NYC and lack of sleep thereafter). They were tight and dry and a bit lined unecessarily. The kind of lips that won't take to your lipstick well AT ALL. So I put some of the Fill Monty on, mainly because its moisturising without being oily.

And tadaaa! Smooth lips I had and on went my lippie like a dream. I am now pretty much addicted and have to do this every morning!! The results are really good though as it just ensures that your lipstick doesn't cake or go "bitty" on your lips or gather in the lines etc, which I find some of the drier (and cheaper) ones can do.

So if like me you have purchased the Fill Monty and find that you haven't got much use for it in terms of wrinkles it doubles up well as a lipstick base or primer or even a lip balm!

And I would actually recommend it for this purpose!!

Giddy Princess xxx

P.S. The first review can be found here

Illamasqua Haul

Actually went to the Trafford Centre last week and forgot to post what I got. So thought I would do it quickly now.

Ended up at the Illamasqua counter.... which was so much fun as I got to have my whole makeup done!

I picked up Intense Lipgloss in Frenzy, Light Liquid foundation in LF115, and Obsess nail varnish.

Love the colour and texture of the gloss, I’m not a massive fan of lipsticks and I tend to struggle with finding the right colour, so this seems perfect. Its not just a plain gloss which I do tend to pick up alot of. It’s got really good staying power as well and although it does lose the glossiness the colour remains.

The varnish is gorgeous and so intense. I’ll post a NOTD up shortly.

I’ve been after a new foundation for ages and this is one thats been on my list to give a go. I’m very fair and find that even with most brands lightest shades I still tend to look abit orangey once its on. Oh and like everyone I do want staying power. Loved the fact that there is such a good choice of shades and this one a perfect shade for me. I’ve been wearing it since I got it and although the shade is perfect, I’m just not convinced about the finish once it on. It goes to look abit patchy by my nose which is sooo not a good look. At the moment I don’t use a primer (I’m on a desperate search for one at the moment) so I don’t know if this would make a difference. I’m going to keep giving it a go and see how I get on...

L x

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Forever 21 haul in NYC Soho!!

Soooooo my lovely ladies... Just thought I would give you another post on some more of my NYC purchases!!

I had heard a lot about Forever 21 prior to heading to NYC and had seen their website through a site related to Soho in NYC. So it was one of the stores I was sure I would be heading to before I went.

Sooooo I searched the address and looked it up once me and the boyfy walked into Soho. OMG when I first walked in it was BEDLAM I mean Primark mid afternoon on a Saturday bedlam. STRESSED.com!! So I quickly did a U-turn upon seeing the sea of people, the clothes all over the floor and my poor boyfy's face of horror!! We will come back, I said - it was a Saturday after all.

We returned once again on the Monday. And what a difference. It was much much quieter. I mean yes there were a few shoppers in but you could move at least!

So I picked up a shed load of clothes and headed to the fitting room, which was heaving. So I went back upstairs and headed to the other fitting room - but alas it was shut. Given that I had already spent LOADS of time in fitting rooms that day and it was around 6pm, I just dropped the things I wasn't sure about and bought the clothes I pretty much knew would fit. Sometimes, it's just not worth it!!

Plus I wanted to get back to the apartment to get changed for cocktails!!

And here is what I bought...

The full loot - I can't quite remember now but the tops didn't come to more than $10 each I don't think!!


Making use out of one of my purchases on this hot weekend... (glasses £1 primark - and yes, they have the UV kite mark also, so I am protected properly)



The earrings - super cheap $4.80 - sorry that they have all turned upside down!!



The accessories - necklaces around $3 and scarf around $7 -



I so so so love the sunglasses. Yes they are tacky, but hey - your only young(ish) once!!! Plus they look hilarious when I hold them up to my puppy's face because they are the perfect size for him!! Haha. Anyway, I digress...

Whilst we are on the subject of accessories I may aswell show you the little pieces I picked up off a Soho street stall too...


I love picking up things like this because you can't get handmade jewellery like this in my home town. I just loved all the rope jewellery whilst I was there, it's still pretty but yet takes me to my youth when we all wore friendship bracelets. I feel like this is the adult version or something...

They were $10 each and the ring was $15. I love the ring. It literally goes with everything!






So ladies, what do you think of this haul?? You likeeee????
Giddy P xx

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Yellow Nails Anyone!??

So today I picked up 17 Last Fix Nail Polish from Boots in shade "Sherbet Lemon". It looked stunning in the bottle and well, I simply love sherbet lemons!!



I was pretty excited to try this too as it was a pastelly yellow and given I seem to be obsessed with pastel anything at the moment (yes I am talking eyes, lips, nails, clothes!) I thought it would be very pretty.


Now I am not so sure, but I think that is down to the polish more than the colour as such!

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With Flash...


I am really not sure about this. I need to see it in natural light I think. It jus seems a bit too yellow at the moment rather than pastelly. But seriously talk about TERRIBLE brush. The bristles are a pain! It just streaks upon contact! Not good. Even after 2 -3 coats it is still streaky. Well I am not putting any more on or my nails won't dry for the rest of my life!
I seriously don't get it though because I already have nail varnishes in this range which are fine!!!!
What are your thoughts on the colour ladies???
Giddy P xx


Review: Rimmel Pro Nail Varnish in Posh Trash

Sooooo, I used to use this colour all the time, or at least another Rimmel one which looked the same!!





When my old one dried up I decided to re-purchase, as its a really pretty day time nail colour. Nothing too OTT and pretty good on my skin tone. Here's a quick peek at the actual colour on...








Pretty subtle isn't it.
Anyway, what I like about this nail varnish is that this is it after one coat! So its pretty quick to put on too. Plus because of the colour and tone it doesn't show up mistakes as badly as many others.
However, I do have one problem. The "new maxi brush" they have done for "mistake free application" is not good for me at all. I hated it. Personally, as long as the bristles aren't useless I am happy with a normal brush on nail varnishes. This brush I found just made the varnish go on thicker and because it is so wide it's then difficult to spread it accordingly.
That said, its only a cheapy (sorry not sure entirely of price) and its a pretty enough colour so I would still recommend it. I think it's still one of the more "appropriate" colours for the office which is why I like to use it!
Giddy Princess xx


♥50 followers giveaway♥

To celebrate reaching 50 followers (Oooooh so exciting!!), we have decide to do a little giveaway.



Top to Bottom and L to R:
1. Nails Inc – London
2. Collection 2000 – Eye Trio in Fuchsia Falls
3. Collection 2000 – Hot Looks Nails Varnish in Fruit Salad
4. Collection 2000 – Eye Trio in Night Jewels
5. Rimmel – Royal Gloss in Moreish
6. No7 – Anniversary Eye Trio in Supreme 70’s
7. 17 – Lasting Fix Nail Varnish in Mint Choc Chip
Now the rules and how to enter:
1. You just need to leave a comment below saying ENTER ME and you must be a follower!
2. For a second entry, put a link on your blog or sidebar and make sure you post that with your comment so we can check.
3. For a third entry, post about blog on twitter BUT make sure to include @GiddyPrincess in it also so that we know you have done it when it comes to tallying up entries!
Finally giveaway will close on Friday 4 June at 10pm GMT........so GOOD LUCK beauty addicts!!
L x and the ♥Giddy Princess♥

Boots Offer: 3 for 2 Mix and Match Across 1000s of Makeup Products

Ooooooo goody!! After seeing an advert on the telly this morning to this effect and a post by Jen I decided to check if it was too good to be true. But it appears not.

Boots say :-
Our hugely popular 3 for 2 Mix & Match across our fabulous make-up lines is back! Just buy three selected make-up products and get the cheapest free – and the best thing is you can mix and match from 1000s of products!

Yippie!!! Only yesterday did L say to me that she would be waiting to purchase a few things until 3 for 2 was on them.

For more details of the offer go to boots.com. And get yourself down there ladies!!!!

Giddy Princess xx

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Necessary Clothing - NYC Haul, Soho

Ok, so this was weird - in a good way. There seemed to be quite a few of these in Soho, but in particular 2 opposite each other!! Hmmmm, that's a new one. Ah well I went into both.




My first trip wasn't super successful, which was harsh because it was sooooo busy and the boyfy had to wait outside the fitting rooms (well he went outside) for 50 minutes! All for me to buy this one top!! But as I kept saying at the time, it's not like it is around the corner and I will be in NYC everyday!

It was around $25 - $30 (seems so long ago now!), it is truly stunning on, the kind of perfect smart casual top to wear with skinny jeans to a meal or drinks after work.



So I was pleased because I tend to have either casual or going out clothes and because I am petite but with a bit of a chest I can find it difficult to find styles to wear that flatter me when it comes to smart-casual.

Therefore I went back the next day. Haha I just had to. But I went into the other shop (i.e. on the other side of road!) which was dead! Loved it. So again I spent around an hour trying on in the fitting rooms and came away with these beauties...



Sorry the picture isn't too clear but I will describe. From left to right we have:-
Pretty summery dress
White gorgeous going out dress - stunning zip detail on the back
Back version of white dress with same zip detail on the back
Stunning jumpsuit
And gorgeous cut out back detail dress which will be perfect for a wedding!!

The white dress I wore on Saturday night and you can just about see the detailing here... ......................................................>

In total it came to around $200 I think. It might have been less... On average I seem to remember most things costing around $25 which I think is pretty reasonable.
So I am having to steer clear of buying going out clothes for the next few weeks hehe. But at least I have a dress sorted for some of the weddings I am at this summer now that no one else should have!!
Hope you like as much as I do!
Giddy P xx

NOTD well actually two......

Thought I'd do a quick post showing two of the three Nails Inc and Diet Coke shades I picked up.

(My stepdaughter-to-be wanted to give me a hand showing them off)

London


The consistency is really good for a freebie and I LOVE the colour!!

Definately an everyday favourite and brillant for summer.






Paris

Now this has come out a lot more pinkie in the photo than I would say it looked on.

It is a really nice shade but not one I would go for all that much. I think its because its too much of an 'in between' colour. I would have prefered it too be more purple. However saying that its still really nice just not amazing!


Lx

Review: Soap and Glory - Fill Monty Facial Wrinkle Filler

So one of my beauty purchases yesterday was this...


I had intended to purchase the eye gel they do because I do really like that, however I left it in NYC so I had been using Boots cheapy eye cream only (which incidentally is good, but I get puffy eyes because they are so darn sensitive so the eye gel really helps).


Anyway, firstly I picked up the eye gel which was on offer and had like a £1 off or something in Boots. But next to it there was the "You won't believe your eyes illuminating serum"... Well I am always one to be tempted by something new and it did look quite nice so in the basket it went, and out went the eye gel.


Then I dragged L and myself over to the other Soap and Glory section "just incase" there was anything else. And that was where I spotted the Fill Monty Facial Wrinkle Filler. Now I read the description which says

"Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles in just seconds after application!
An instant wrinkle filler engineered with Virtual Retouching Technology™, a blend of wrinkle-baffling spheres and skin moisturising magnets"


Yeah right! I thought to myself and put some on a crease on the palm of my hand. "Woah!" L said when I showed her that it had practically dissapeared!! Maybe it does work I thought and out went the illuminating serum and in went the wrinkle filler into my basket.


Ooooo goody I thought. This is perfect! Especially because my eyes are looking pretty tired this week due to the jet lag and max of 4 hours sleep I have been getting. Now I am (only) early(ish) 20's so I am not heavily wrinkled (yet). However, as I said I have very sensitive eye lids and eye balls haha!! So this has resulted in me getting little fine lines under the eyes due to my furiously rubbing off like 80 layers of mascara each night. So when I came to do the usual routine this morning I though oooooo I am going to have no lines AT ALL ladies!! Excited!? Very.

So you can imagine how dissapointed I was when my eyes looked pretty much the same!!! Yes, it didnt bleeding work!! All it served to do was act as a normal hydrating eye cream. Well I am sorry but my freaking moisturiser can do that!

So yes, I feel a little conned! After all the promise of hope and linefree eyes yesterday I have come to the conclusion that it must work because of what that crease was like - but it must only work on REAL wrinkles, I mean lines (I feel bad saying wrinkles - makes me think of the witch in Snow White, anyway it's their word not mine). I don't think that it is designed for fine lines, or infact under the eyes because it was quite thick. And after all it says its a Facial Wrinkle Filler so I have to blame myself haha!

Would I recommend?? No, I would say try it if you want to smooth out deeper set lines on the face because it probably would be sort of effective and for something like that it is cheap. But if you have relatively young looking skin I would say that it's not worth it because I wasted like £9!!

I wonder has anyone else used this?? Or the Soap and Glory You Won't Believe Your Eyes serum?? If so, what were your thoughts? I will go and purchase the eye gel again for now but I do fancy the serum too!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

NYC American Eagle Outfitters Haul - Times Square



Firstly, just let me say this:-




I freaking loved this shop. As much as I would love to be fashionable, really I am a basic tee's and jeans kinda girl. So this place was amazing to me. Graphic tee's for $10!!! Loads of teeny casual shorts, hoodies, flip flops, skinnies (I mean jeans not people).




And the big billboard in front of it!!!


Yes I know, I am easily pleased, but the city I live in isn't much of a city so forgive me.



Anyhooooow!! I didn't go wild because at the end of the day I buy t-shirts all the time haha. And I knew that if I basically bought shed loads of summer clothes I'd regret it because we don't get a summer in the UK!


Here's what I did buy however...
Still not bad. So the tee's were only $10 each!! How good is that, and so far so good - they have retained their shape (unlike some more expensive ones I have purchased in the past!).
The shorts were bought because it was like freaking 80 degrees or something when I got there and was bored of wearing my going out ones haha!! (oh yeah, and then I never wore them cos the sun went in!!).
The jeans were like $30 and the grey top was like $29.50 I think. I lived in that grey top too in NYC in end because it got so windy!!!
Oh! And not to forget the mini roll on perfume at $12 something. LOVE IT. It hasn't left my handbag!!
Oooooo and the best bit?? I have found out that I can purchase online and that they ship to UK (yay!) at ae.com
Happy times...
Giddy P

Cherry On Top Award

Ok now to celebrate our first blog award.....oh soooo exciting!!! Sorry, hehe. This was given to us by the lovely Sarah whose blog is utterly fabulous and fantastically titled "Blusher Obsession" (how much do you love that!?).

So the deal is that you should do the following:-

1. Thank the person that gave this to you :) (Thank you lovely Sarah ♥♥♥♥!)
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List 3 things you love about yourself ♥
4. Post a picture you love (e.g a person you adore etc.)
5. Tag 5 people you wish to pass this award on to :)

So given that there are two halves to our blog we’ve each decided to do our own little response.


From L...

Three things I love about myself:

1. I always give 100% - although I think my computer background says I give 12% on Mondays, 23% on Tuesdays, 40 % on Wednesdays, 20% Thursdays and 5% on Fridays. Well it adds up to 100%.....

2. I’m an amazing friend hehe

3. I have a great taste in shoes and handbags ........ok more an addiction but I love it all the same.

Picture I love:



My lovely fiancĂ© and my step-daughters to be. The picture is quite a few years old but it’s one of my favourite pictures.

Lx

From ♥Giddy Princess♥...

Three things I love about myself:

1. I am extremely self motivated and ensure I achieve the goals I set in life

2. I am loyal and will always look after those that look after me

3. I am always prepared to laugh at myself. I believe in taking yourself seriously, but not too seriously!! Everyone needs to be able to enjoy life and see the funny side of their own quirks!

Picture I love:




Purely because, as much as I love Angelina, this is what I would like to do if I saw them together in real life hehe!

♥Giddy Princess♥ xx

The 5 people we would like to pass this lovely award to are:-


*Jen* from A Beauty Junkie in London


*Fee* from Makeup Savvy


*Karen* from Makeup and Beauty blog


*Laura* from Lollipop26

and
*Charlotte* from Lipglossiping





xxx

Monday, 17 May 2010

My Latest Nail Paint Love... NOTD

Giddy Princess here once again...


Just a quick post to show you my new nail colour. Love love love. It's Barry M (I know I know, what a surprise I hear you say!! But they were two for a £5er!!) and its in shade #304 "mint green".


Tried to do a NOTD when I put it on on Sat night, but it wouldn't show up properly on my camera. However I stumbled across this beauty of a pic and thought this would demonstrate it in it's true glory. Even if I do look like I have hands like shovels and an alien head...


Isn't it pretty though!!? I love it, although it's a bit OTT for work so I am now wearing shade #310 "mushroom" which was the other purchase in the 2 for £5er. I love this colour also, however again I do not seem to be able to take good photies at the mo!! So I will wait until I manage to "capture" the colour once again!!
Night all
Giddy P xx

One million lipsticks up for grabs with Cadbury's Flake.....

Cadbury’s Flake a doing a great giveaway with Benefit. Buy a Flake and Enter the code on the inside of the packet for the chance to win one of 1 million Benefit Lipsticks or glosses. (rrp on Benefit Lipsticks is £14.00 and these are apparently full size)
Well I would usually be like – whatever, I’ll never win but OMG I actually did........yay go me!! You have quite a good choice to pick from (about 4 lipsticks and 2 glosses) and in the end I went for one of the two glosses - Life on the A List – described as a gloss that is pure class! Haha. Its more of a pinkie colour than the other one which is a bit more peach.
So now I’m just waiting for the little freebie to turn up and I’ll do a quick colour swatch and picture than.
L x

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Giddy Princess is back!!!! NYC haul...

Hello ladies,

it's been a while, but I am now back from my little trip to NYC. DEPRESSION!

Anyway, I would have loved to have posted to you from there, but unfortunately I was just too busy sightseeing, cocktail drinking and shopping!! So didn't want to do a half hearted post just for sake of it...

Sooooooooooo I am still somewhat jet lagged, but I am out for a girlie's b'day tonight so it should help me party to all hours hehe!! But because I am a little tired, and very busy at the mo I thought I would give you a quick post showing you my purchases in NYC - I will tell you more about them shortly but here's a taster:-










How much do you love the Michael Kors bag!!!? So pretty.... And I got my gorgeous Toms espadrilles, yay!!!
As you can see I picked up some clothing and makeup too!!
More on all the above later ladies...
Giddy Princess xxx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Market Kitchen


Now this isn't really a beauty post but I've got to share my excitement........

Not only am I addicted to makeup and beauty products, but I also love baking!! I love making cupcaks, muffins, biscuits and cookies. Not so great with the whole meal thing but what can you do.

Well anyway back today - I'm off to be a diner in Market Kitchen. I know its a little geeky but I'm so excited!!! We already know that our presenters are Tom Parker Bowles (yep stepson to Prince Charles haha) and Matthew Fort and our chef is Jason Atherton of Gordon Ramsey's Maze. A little gutted not to meet the other presenters - Matt Tebbutt and Rachel Allen. Sooo have a huge cruch on Matt Tebbutt and Rachel Allen is my favourite cook.
So I know this is the usual post but just couldn't help it haha
L x
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