Thursday 29 November 2012

Perfect Gift For A Fragrance Lover

Stuck on what to get your mother, your sister or your brother or maybe it's your lover for Christmas think know more. The Perfume Shop have come up with a fantastic idea of the vivabox available for both men and woman filled with several samples of this years top perfumes/aftershaves and a voucher so the receiver can choose a full sized bottle of there choice.

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To buy the box for woman click here.


To buy the box for men click here.


Wednesday 28 November 2012

Models Own - Nude Beige

The other week i bought More magazine and received this lovely polish has a freebie. Have only ever tried the Models Own wonderland collection and i was more then impressed with that and had high hopes for the Models Own Nude Beige too and was more then satisfied. There was also another shade available to choose from has well as the two lip glosses also by Models Own. I decided to go with Nude Beige the other colour available was a pinky red and i have so many pinks or red in my nail polish collection i thought it would be quite nice to try something new. The formula was creamy and easy to apply depending on how thickly you apply the first coat you can get away with one coat max being two. It's such a lovely neutral tone and looked lovely with my skin tone. And it didn't chip for like four days which i was mega impressed with. Me being me and such a glittery sparkle freak decided to add some models own very own wonderland collection to spice it up a bit taking it from day to night and perfect for that christmas nail look without going OTT. I also added a top coat of Nails Inc Glitter Glamour (Please note - I got this free in glamour magazine and i don't think this is available to buy only a glamour magazine special. How ever the magazine is still on the shelves due to it being December edition so you may find it at your local supermarket) This polish retails at £5.00 i paid £1.50 for the magazine so this was a fab freebie - More magazine is a weekly magazine so i doubt it's still on the shelves. Here are the pics.

Monday 26 November 2012

Kate's Christmas Special

I have spent hour's putting this together for you guys. My very own Christmas Special full of delightful fun stocking fillers or something a little more fancy. These products are what i have had my eye on for the last few months and thought had share them with you and give you an idea of what you may want to purchase has a treat for yourself or a gift to others. I will also give the link at the end of each picture, giving you the chance to browse some more fabulous goodies. Don't worry i haven't asked for even half of this stuff for christmas lol. Just in case you think it's my wish list. It's not. Please click the pictures to enlarge them.

ebay (Nail Stamps)

Around this time of year it can be really difficult to purchase a lot of stuff, but if you look around you can buy the best products at affordable prices so please check out cheap smells & fragrance direct. Always remember it's not what you buy it's always the thought.

 So there you have it some amazing goodies that you may just be tempted to buy for yourself. Sorry hehehe. Remember buying for family is more important lol. I think movies is a huge part of christmas i love nothing more then sitting down at the end of the day and sticking a good christmas film on with a tin of chocolates if i can fit anything more in my belly. Enjoy.

Now had like to leave you with my purchase of the day my lovely snow globe. I am such a lover of snow globes and have several but i didn't have a Christmas one so today i bought from Marks and spencers for only £12 it's amazing, and also musical. It really did get me in the christmas spirit. There are also three other designs available so check them out in store or if your lucky you may find them online too.

 Remember to enter my competition which ends 08.12 UK only

*Images taken from google & Some companies*

The Body Shop

The Body Shop are doing a 50% offer for 24 hours only this ends tonight at midnight. All you after do is purchase four products of any price to get 50% off there are other percentages also available depending on how many products you would like to purchase. Check it out, you may just find a bargain to put away for your loved one for Christmas or a little treat for yourself. Delivery is only £1.99. UK Only.

Update 29.11.12
This is now spend £40.00 get half price. Free delivery is available depending on how much you spend or £2.99.

Sunday 25 November 2012

Advent Calendar's

The run up to Christmas has began, everyone's counting down the sleep's until Santa arrives, people are starting there Christmas shopping, or finishing it and a lot of people are getting festive and putting there tree up and really getting into the spirit of the festive season. One way of couting down the day's for Christmas is with an advent calendar, i have had a chocolate one every year since my mum started buying them for me, yes i am 21 but your never to old for one, it's just chocolate and christmas is for everyone know matter what your age. Since starting my blog becoming really keen in beauty, fashion and not forgetting my beloved nail polish, i am starting to realise just how extravagant the beauty world is and at this time of year the advent calendar is no exception. I have come across so many brands and i am really interested in these beauty advent calendars. So for them who are lucky enough to buy one, i look forward to your post's and your opinions on each and every products, whether it's skin care or nail polish or a mixture of different beauty products. Me has a mother of two, with a huge family and a boyfriend cannot even think about spending this amount of money on an advent calender especially at this time of year, when it's so expensive. In my eyes had rather spend that money on my family, etc then myself, even though i have looked at them like a zillion times because i really really really want one, my heart tells me go for it, but my head says its spent better else where. So i have decided with the 1st of December fast approaching i have picked out my top ten calenders, some beauty, some chocolate, some mega expensive, some a few pounds. So enjoy.

Ciate Advent Calendar

One of the cheaper beauty advent calendar's on the market at £38.00, Ciate have come up with there very own mini mani month seventeen of there bestselling mini Paint Pots, four mini Caviar blends, and three extremely special exclusive Paint Pot glitter shade’s you’ll not find anywhere else, ever. I personally love the look of this, the box is fun and colourful, i am also a nail polish lover and this is the perfect gift or advent calendar to treat yourself with. It's perfect for them to try out the brand, i haven't tried this brand before and i really want so, if you haven't either this is a perfect way to try out the brand before you buy bigger bottles. This is out of stock in selfridges but it's available to buy at the main website here. Fair gutted i am missing out on this to be honest.

The YOU beauty advent calendar

I think this is fantastic for a Beauty Lover, the YOU advent calendar packed with beauty products from the high street and top end is a perfect treat of awesome goodies that you can try before you buy. The RRP on this calendar is worth well over £210.00 but for you, there going for an incrediable £59.95 plus P&P. Writing this just makes me envy one so much. This is well stocks last to get one click here.

Selfridges very own Advent.
One again full of high end products, as a beauty lover you have to love this. Currently out of stock but to have a better look click here.

Again full of high end products perfect for us beauty lovers.

 (From Top To Bottom)
A mixture of everything from make up to skin care another lover for beauty lovers. (Again out of stock but can look for a better more detailed view - click the link above)
Full of skin care products retails at £100.00

Christmas isn't christmas without a bit of chocie. I know my kids have got one each this year fireman sam and Disney Princess. You can find these in your local supermarket or Thorntons. Lindor Chocolate is my fave chocolate.

So there you have it my top ten advent calenders, will you be indulging in a Beauty Calendar (Not Jel or anything) or will you be settling for a cheaper alternative of a chocolate one or maybe you get to have both. It's no surprise that half of the beauty calendars are out of stock, especially with how amazing they are. What ever you get i look foward to your upcoming christmas posts.

Much Love

 *Images are taken from google*

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Crush

I was super excited about joining the latest on going craze of the Revlon - Just bitten kissable balm stain. I originally planned on getting either cherish or love sick. I decided both would be too bright, but recently love sick caught my eye in the blogging world and it wasn't at all bright or barbie looking has i thought it would be, but cherish unfortunately is. So that is off the list with love sick being my next revlon must have along with some more revlon lip butters. Don't want much do i? And if this purchase has taught me anything it's to stop has the saying goes "Judging a book by it's cover"!! I settled for cherish, after my boyfriend telling me the others looked pretty bright, plus boot's were slightly low on stock when it come too the revlon balm stains so cherish looked like the best next thing. I love the colour it's such a blackberry red/purple and fantastic for autumn. But i get the feeling it maybe the wrong colour for my skin tone, everyone say's i suit it but i get the feeling it's a tad on the dark side. Don't get me wrong, i do like the colour it's growing on me and i will continue to wear it because have bought it now. 


Sorry for the slightly bad picture, of my lips. I cropped it which made it go slightly blurred then it already is. The shade also looks a lot brighter then it does in the picture in person. I over all like the revlon balm stains, there a lovely nice balm which applies smoothly to the lips. It gives the lip's a soft, fuller feel. The balm also has a peppermint smell at first i thought it was quite over powering but it's not noticeable after a while and you get use to it. The fact that at the bottom end it has a twister to get more product is great. Meaning no need for a pencil sharper. I really do want to try some more shades from this range. You can buy various shades for £7.99 each at most beauty retailers. The colour is perfect for autumn/winter.

Ted baker are currently doing a set of four in the 3 for 2 range at boots that are quite similar to most lip balm crayon stains for only £15. These i wouldn't mind checking out to compare or seeing a few other peoples thoughts on them.

Christmas Nail Art 
I got fair excited earlier when i so there was a competition to be run, unfortunately i only so half of what was wrote and didn't read terms and conditions so i spent many hours painting and using no tools except brushes you get in the pots of varnish i selected to find i had to use the companies own brand. LOL. Which was pretty obvious. Anyways i shared it with them, and thought had share with you because i am pretty proud of myself, not being a regular nail art person just a painter and the fact have never really done nail art before. Here goes.

Hehe i am so proud.

I used so many polishes, rimmels green with envy, rimmels new metal rush, lots from wonderland, nails inc. And some cheaper brands for detailing. 

Keeping with the christmas theme because i am a geek 
my christmasy cup from my starbucks from tescos lol.

This was delicious, you after get one.

5 weeks to go.

More Magazine Freebie

This weeks More Magazine comes with some fab freebies, including the choice of two models own polishes or two lip glosses all in different shades. (1 supplied) £1.50 per magazine and each polish worth £5 (unsure about lip gloss) for the value of the magazine you could even buy all 4 will be a huge saving on four great treats.

Monday 19 November 2012

Punky Pugs Give-Away

Go over too Sophie's blog at Punky Pugs and enter once again another awesome give away. Full of heavenly treats it's not one you want to miss.

My Give-away

a Rafflecopter giveaway Why not enter my give away to win, the BeautyUK paint for life trio of nail polishes plus four lovely bonus prizes. Enter now and you maybe fortunate to win some great treats in time for christmas. Its so easy to enter, so what are you waiting for. UK only. Good luck. Check out the terms & conditions. Much love, Kate xx

Sunday 18 November 2012

Mac Lipstick Giveaway

Pure enlightened beauty are running a give away to win a mac lipstick, not just any mac lippy but one of your choice how fantastic. So get over there by clicking the link above and enter this fabulous give away now. You have nothing to lose so quick and easy to enter, plus open internationally. Thanks kate xx

A Bit Of This & A Bit Of That...

Feels like ages since have done a post, considering i usually do one everyday. Firstly, i hope your all okay and enjoying the weekend i certainly am. 

Last night i went to The Trafford Centre it consisted of, Christmas shopping, Frankie & Benny's and Twilight, oh and not forget a dozen doughnuts from Krispy Kreme, delicious. First of all i am going to talk about Twilight.

Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 is part of the twilight saga based on the book's by Stephanie Meyer. (Like you don't already know) Anyways not going into to much detail in case you haven't watched the film and intend on doing so. This film is the best one of the whole Twilight series, fully action packed, romantic and even a few tear jerking moments, it's one you don't want to miss. I have to admit i even shed a tear, so have your tissues ready. The film has a lot of humor so embrace every moment. This one was the perfect end to a fantastic series. If you watch it, enjoy!! I look forward to the DVD being released.

I love The Trafford Centre, a huge retail outlet full of designer/high street shops all under one roof. The interior is clean, fancy and nice looking. If you ever get the chance to visit Manchester this is one place you should put on your wish list if you want a good shop. I had a look round a few shops finishing off my daughters toys for christmas and getting a few other bits and bobs for family members. I love christmas shopping and getting everything ready and sorted in time for the festive season. 

I also picked up a Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lipstain which retails at £7.99 from most retailers who sell beauty products. I actually used my boots advantage points that i have collected from all my christmas shopping so technically free.
I got the colour Crush, - Post coming soon.

I also went to frankie and bennys have been a few other times and the food is so good, i can't fault it. I had a starter and a main, i recommend them. Through out November they have £10 off your food bill as long as you purchase two or more Main courses. All you after do is download the voucher online.

What you all doing this weekend?

I also have some nail posts off polish have mentioned before but using different effect coats which i will show another time. So watch out for them.

*Images taken from google*

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Get A Bargain This Christmas

Get a bargain this Christmas, With the offers i found.

Thought had let you in on the fantastic offers with decent polish from the likes of Essie, O.P.I and Orly at cheap smells. From only £1.99 for polishes valued at £9.95 it's such a great bargain. You can treat yourself or maybe get a few stocking fillers for the family. They sell so much more including perfume, etc. Includes free delivery.

There are also some great products available in TK Maxx (In store) at such fantastic value, perfume, smelly stuff but more so nail polishes, next time your near one have peak inside.

There is also a 35% off at MUA (Make up academy) - Bare in mind, the website is down due to high demand, this is a link to the page where all mua is listed, i am unable to get on. Sorry. This is my last purchase for myself for the year when i manage to place my order. Only been trying since dinner time yesterday, lol. 

Fragrance Direct - This is a fantastic online shop full of beauty products they truly amaze me with there prices. Revlon polishes only 99p, how ever delivery is not free. 

Superdrug - Have some great deals on perfume/aftershave at the moment, has well as 3 for 2 on Christmas products and mix and match with make up. Free delivery until 4th of December.  They currently have almost 50% off all fragrances, they have a lacoste challenge twin pack for only £19.50 that's two pressies for less then a tenner each. I took advantage of the deal and bought two twin packs and also had a 30% off code at the time. Baring in mind to buy one lacoste challenge is £26.50. The twin pack is currently on offer at £19.50 saving £5.00. The twin pack is seperated in two different boxes.

Perfume Shop - The perfume shop as some fantastic deals on too. 

Benefit  - Have some great Christmas deals on.

axparis - There is no excuse not too look glam, when axparis have 40% off. There already cheap and there clothes are amazing. Get ready for christmas with some sparkle.

Selfridges - Get a lucky bag for only £15.00 treat yourself with a bag of five beauty products and if your lucky you may get a £150 pampering voucher for The beauty workshop. This is what selfridges say; Just in time for Christmas, The Beauty Workshop at Selfridges launches the much-anticipated Lucky Bag. A lucky dip from the most exciting make-up, hair, skin and body brands, hand-picked within The Beauty Workshop at Selfridges. Each bag includes a minimum of five beauty must-haves, while a very lucky few contain a Beauty Workshop service gift card for the ultimate pampering experience worth £150, making the Lucky Bag the perfect Christmas gift for beauty fanatics.
And of course Boots have there usual 3for2 offer on

*Images taken from Boots & Cheap smells*