Thursday, 31 May 2012

Marie Claire Ciate Freebie in Jelly Bean and Purple Sherbet


Just an update on today's post to show you Jelly Bean and Purple Sherbet. L already showed you Bon Bon here.

These are the nail polishes you can currently get free with Marie Claire Magazine. Marie Claire retails at £3.70 and the nail polish normally retails at £9.00.

What do you think? Will you be purchasing? If so what colour?



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Marie Claire Ciate Freebies

With the July Issue of Marie Claire (out 31 May 2012) you have a choice of 3 lovely Ciate polishes free - a lilac (Purple Sherbet), a bright pink (Jelly Bean) or my old favourite of a dirty/pink/lilac/nude colour (really need to find a new description!).

So no surprise here really - I went with the nude shade, namely Bon Bon.

It's the perfect summer shade for me such a lovely daytime nude that's perfect for work.  It's the type of shade that works well with everything.  It applies easily and is opaque within 2 coats.

The polishes retail at £9.00 each and the magazine cost £3.70.  

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Liz Earle Foot Scrub

Today's post is on Liz Earle Foot Scrub.
I love the efforts they go to with the packaging.

With the sun now being out (yeah!) I need to get my feet ready for my sandals and flip flops. So I have started to reach for my Liz Earle Foot Scrub.

Here's what Liz Earle say about it,
'This hard-working scrub gently exfoliates hard, rough skin on heels and soles, leaving feet ultra-soft and buffed to perfection.
Massage daily onto damp skin, concentrating on dry areas such as heels, toes and balls of your feet.
Naturally active ingredients include natural pumice to remove dead skin cells, softening avocado and wheatgerm oils rich in vitamin E, and the invigorating aromas of peppermint and rosemary essential oils.'

To use you apply to damp skin and massage into your skin, paying particular attention to stubborn dry patches (heels and balls of feet).
It's smells so lovely and refreshing from the peppermint. It's quite a think cream with tiny pumice included. As you start the rub this into damp skin the cream dissolves and the pumice will start to exfoliate. It doesn't over do it but ends up making my feet feel lovely and soft. If you have stubborn patches on your heels Liz Earle recommend to use a foot file first.

This has become a summer essential for me...hopefully the weather will last. It retails at £11.00 for 100ml and can be brought here.

I would love to pick up the Foot socks and Foot Repair Moisturiser as well, see here.

What do you think? What your favourite way to get your feet ready for the sun?


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Glossybox's Anniversary

So this month GlossyBox are celebrating their First Birthday and included within this months box, along with the usual 5 beauty products is a lovely compact mirror and a bright pink balloon.

So onto the beauty products in this months box (oh and as usual the boxes contents to do vary slightly from box to box).

1. Osmo Berber Oil Hair Treatment
2. Noble Isle Summer Rising Bath and Shower Gel.
3. Apivata Beauty Masks
4. HD Brow Brow Beater
5. Lolita Lempicka - Lolita Eau de Parfum and L'Eau en Blanc

The products I liked this month

Firstly I've got to say that I know a lot of people maybe disappointed with perfume samples but I actually really like getting them. I love trying a new fragrances and both of these are lovely.  I've worn the L'Eau en Blanc to work the last few days and got a lot of compliments - so bonus.

The HD Brow Brow Beater is a great product and actually the full sized one this month. I have to say I would have loved to try the Grow Baby Grow that some people received, but this has been great to tame and set my brows once I've filled them in.  It's already made it's way into my everyday makeup bag.

Nest up is the Osmo Berber Oil - Hair Treatment. I love products like this - given my dry, frizzy hair, so this is a lovely treat.  I've used the Moroccanoil on my hair for a while so we'll see how this compares.

Finally the let downs -  now this sounds harsh and I don't really mean lets downs but they're just not really products that excited me. In respect of the Noble Isle Bath and Shower Gel, it just isn't the type of products I use (I'm not dirty but I usually have an allergic reaction to most Bath and Shower Gels so tend to stick with the tried and tested), although it will be used up by the household.  Now I will give the Apivita Beauty Masks a go but I think that these are the type of product that is easy to pick up on the high street and for £3.50 full sized, would not really break the bank to try out yourself.

Despite the few niggles with some of the products I'm once again happy with the box as obviously the cannot please everyone and there is a lot that I like - the full size HD Brow products is £29.95 to buy so you've already saved.

Monday, 28 May 2012

1000 Followers Giveaway

Now today we have a little treat, a lovely giveaway.

It's a thank you to all our followers/readers both old and new for sticking with us.  Can't believe we have over a 1000 followers it's crazy.

So the prize for one lucky follower will be a MAC Eye Shadow and a MAC Lipstick.

The giveaway is open to all our Google Friend Connect/Bloglovin followers (including international followers) now for the rules.

1. For one entry you need to leave a comment saying 'Enter me please and which eye shadow and lipstick you would like if you win (if you don’t know yet don’t panic – just say you’ll let is know if you win)' and your contact email address (and twitter name if you have one). You MUST be a follower via GFC or bloglovin!

2. For a Second entry you can either follow BOTH of us on twitter,


and tweet;
"I’m Beautifully Addicted to...Giveaways are you? Check out @LatBeautyAddict & @KBeautyAddict Big Thank You follower giveaway at"


you can 'like' our facebook page!

So in total you can gain two entries into the draw, also let us know what you have done in your comment please.

The giveaway will close at Midnight GMT on Monday 11 June 2012 and the winner will be announced Tuesday 12 June 2012.

Batiste Lace

Today's post is on Batiste Dry Shampoo in Lace.

The can is gorgeously designed with the lace print over pink, it's certainly a lovely addition to the Batiste family.


Batiste say the scent is Seductive & Elegant, it is a more grown up scent and would work perfect if you were popping out after work and wanted a freshen up.

For those who may not be familiar with Batiste they are dry shampoo that you spray into dirty or greasy hair to make it feel instantly clean, fresh and also lifted! I also like to use mine for updo's as well.

Currently you can choose between 16 varieties from shimmer to coloured to scented, and they retail at around £2.99 for 200ml (but its does depend where you buy it).

What do you think? Which is your favourite Batiste? You can view our previous posts here.


PR Sample

Friday, 25 May 2012

Omorovicza Reviving Eye Cream

So we've already showed you the Gentle Buffing Cleanser from this range and today we've got a review of the the Omorovicza Reviving Eye Cream.

Firstly I love the packaging its very and elegant. Definitely looks expensive. Also love the fact that it has a push dispenser. Not only hygienic, but you get the perfect amount to apply between both eyes!

I gently pat this around both of my eyes morning and night. It's lovely and cooling once applied - perfect for both tired eyes in the morning and night. The cream itself is more gel like in texture with a slight scent (it's has a very natural sort of smell to it) and soaks in easily.

I particular wanted to try this to tackle my dark circles and given the statements on the website I was hoping for some difference,

"Stress, fatigue and environmental factors can all take their toll on the delicate eye area. This reviving cream helps plump and firm the eye contour, while refreshing tired eyes, reducing puffiness and eliminating dark circles"

It contains Arnica to reduce the puffiness, Vitamin K to diminshes dark circles, Cucumber Extract to soothe and refresh, Hazelnut Peptide to firms and plumps.

Well I'm not going to say I was disappointed as seriously this is the best eye cream I've tired. Hands down it beats the pricey £200 pound I've tried from La Prairie. But I didn't really notice that much difference with my dark circles. Overall my eye area was hydrated, refreshed and a little firmer.  Also it definitely helped to wake me up in the morning but I just can't say it did much for my dark circles. Although I do think I'm a bit crazy thinking that there is some wonder product out - sleep is what I need!. 

At £67.00 it's a slightly steep for 15ml, but it you feel like it works for you and a little goes a very long way!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Simply Beach DD+ underwear

Today's post is on some super pretty underwear from Cleo by Panache. Now this is from the Simply Beach website that stocks a whole range of super cute underwear as well as swimwear. The main reason I wanted to have a look at the site is for their range of DD+ bras. It's a nightmare trying to find pretty underwear in my size (currently a 36H) and on top of that you have to pay a fortune. Well these really comes up trumps.  They stock a whole range of different brands - they have the usual Freya, Panache and Lepel that do a great range of the larger cup sizes as well as some brands I've never really looked at before.

Overall I'm more than happy with my selection. It's pretty and feminine and the detailing is just gorgeous. I've also spotted a few others I'm going to pick up and there is a whole host of swimwear I love (once again there is a great selection for the larger cup sizes).

Finally the whole selection of brands they stock is amazing no matter what size you are.  I mean seriously you'd be pushed to find a brand that they don't stock.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Collection 2000 Colour Match Foundation in Ivory 1

Today's post is on Collection 2000 Colour Match foundation in Ivory 1.
Here is what they say,
'- Contains a unique skin tone technology that adapts to the skin's natural tone to help deliver a subtle, flawless look that lasts.

- SPF20 to keep you safe against those harmful UV rays.

- Available in 6 shades, whether you want to be a bronzed beauty or a porcelain doll.'

The consistency is quite runny and the coverage is Light/medium. The foundation applies well and but is more suited to oily\combination skin. I have a tendency to get a dry nose and this did make it appear worse. Once applied the finish is dewy. This ticks a lot of boxes for me but still isn't my perfect foundation.

For the range being called colour match I wasn't expecting a great choice of shades but 6 isn't bad. But these 6 fall across a small spectrum of colours which is a shame. I ended up with Ivory but I might look at Light as well.
The colour is very dark against my skin tone.
But it does blend in well which was a bit if a surprise as its looks so dark above. But unfortunately it is still too dark for me. But below you can see the dewy finish.
Here is a swatch compared to my other foundations, as you can see its very dark considering it's called light. Though as you can see above its blends well but once on its totally the wrong shade for me. Maybe if the sun ever comes out I might just get away with it.
L-R Bourjois 10hr Sleep Effect in shade 71, Boots No7 Lift & Luminate in Alabaster, Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in Porcelain, Liz Earle Skin Tint in Fair, Missha BB Cream in No 13, Estée Lauder Invisible fluid in 1CN1, Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow, Lancôme Teint Idile Ultra 24hr in 005 Beige Ivoire and Collection 2000 Colour Match in Ivory.

If this foundation as a better skin match I think I would be very happy but unfortunately it's not the case. But if you are not too pale or dark certainly take a look as its value for money. It would also make a nice summer foundation as it leaves your skin looking dewy and the coverage is light. But unfortunately mine hasn't been used.

This foundation is £5.99 from Boots or Superdrug.

Are you a fan of Collection 2000 foundation or makeup? You can see our previous Collection 2000 posts here.

What do you think?


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Soap & Glory Clear Here Cleansing Cloths

Today's post is on Soap & Glory Clear Here Cleansing Cloths (Deep pore purifying t-zone).


I am a Soap & Glory fan. I love the names, packaging and smell of most things. So when I saw these wipes recently I decided to give them a go. My skin had become quite spotty.

Here is what is what Soap & Glory say,

'3-in-1 cleansing, toning and skin smoothing cloths. Infused with slow release Poreshrink-RS™ acid free exfoliator formulated to fight spots and blackheads.


Once or twice a day, rub a Clear Here clog-dissolving cloth across your forehead, then down the centre of your face, around your chin, around the sides of your nose, and repeat. Follow with moisturiser and eye cream. Reseal pack after dispensing so cloths don’t dry out. Dispose of cloths with rubbish, rather than flushing. (Trust us.)'

They are designed for oily to combination skin.
I really haven't got on with these at all and I have been left with my skin ruined and I only used them for 3 nights! They are just not suited to my skin at all. It's taken me a whole mouth to get my skin back to normal. I ended up with dry arches and breakouts on my cheeks.


Now I don't think you can take my review as you shouldn't look at these, unfortunately my skin just didn't like the ingredients. For some skin types these would be good. They removed my makeup well when I did use them. But for the other claims well I haven't been able to use them properly so I can't comment.


I will continue to love products such as Hand Food but I will stay away from the wipes and all ensure I am not using harsh products on my sensitive skin!


The wipes contains 25 at an RRP for £4.50.


Are you a Soap & Glory fan? What's your favourite product?



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